Wednesday, May 18, 2005
George Galloway Bitch Slaps Norm Coleman. Dubya's Latest Lose-Lose. Sox Slammed In Oaktown.
George Galloway Shows Democrats How To Fight Back
It figures that Senate Democrats need a lesson in toughness from a Scottish Member of Parliament, but they got it as George Galloway made Norm Coleman (R-Bitchslapped) soil himself during a session to discuss improprieties involving the UN oil for food program.
Here are some of Galloway's best lines from the Yahoo News story:
"Everything I said about Iraq turned out to be right, and you turned out to be wrong, and 100,000 people have paid with their lives."
"You have nothing on me ... other than my name on lists ... many of which have been drawn up after the installation of your puppet government in Baghdad."
"I have a rather better record of opposition to Saddam Hussein than you do, and than any member of the British or American governments do."
"I was an opponent of Saddam Hussein at a time when British and American governments and businessmen were selling him guns and gas."
"Have a look at the real oil for food scandal. Have a look at the 14 months you were in charge of Baghdad when 8.8 billion dollars of Iraq's wealth went missing on your watch."
"Have a look at the other American corporations that stole not only Iraq's money, but the money of the American taxpayer."
"Have a look at the oil that you didn't even meter, that you were shipping out of the country selling, the proceeds of which went who knows where."
Full story: http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050518/wl_uk_afp/usuniraqoilbritainpolitics_050518092417
Nothing more to add, except to say that I hope Harry Reid was paying close attention. Way to go Mr. Galloway!
Cuban Militant Gives U.S. Tough Choices
And if Mr. Galloway's insolence didn't cause the administration to throw a fit, their latest manifestation of Banquo's ghost, in the form of Cuban terrorist Luis Posada Carriles surely did.
ABC News excerpt:
MIAMI May 18, 2005 — Freedom fighter or terrorist? Illegal alien or persecuted Cuban refugee? The Bush administration faces a tough choice in deciding what to do with Luis Posada Carriles, wanted on suspicion of orchestrating the deadly 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.
Posada, a 77-year-old Cuban exile, was being held Wednesday at an undisclosed location in the United States while U.S. immigration officials decided his fate. He was taken into custody Tuesday, two months after he slipped into the United States and asked for asylum.
The Bush administration has at least three choices: extradite Posada to Venezuela, where he is wanted in the airliner bombing that killed 73 people; send him to a third country willing to accept him; or let him stay in the United States.
Full story: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=769413
Well, as stated in a previous post, it looks like the Bush Administration is once again in the awkward position of having to put the fork to a former employee. I can't imagine what Posada was thinking when he entered the U.S. Did he really expect his crooked bosses to protect his murderous ass? Bush is in a lose-lose situation here. He can have Posada sent to the plush accomodations at Gitmo, or, he can let him walk and look like the biggest hypocrite on the planet all because we have a 46-year-old hardon for Fidel Castro. Either way, it will be fun to watch this buffoon try to make up what passes for his mind about this situation. But then again, Uncle Dick and Puppet Master Rove have probably already decided what is going to happen...
Sox Shelled As David Wells Returns To Action
The Red Sox got clubbed 13-6 by the Oakland Athletics this afternoon in a game that saw the return of David Wells to the starting rotation. Wells didn't make it out of the second inning, giving up nine hits and seven runs. The loss ends the Sox west coast swing with a 2-4 mark. The team has the day off before resuming play at home against the Atlanta Braves, who are currently in first place in the NL East.
The Sox are plain flat right now. They look as lethargic as they did when GM Theo Epstein decided to make Nomar into a scapegoat. Will something similar happen this season? Some felt that Johnny Damon would be a likely candidate to be thrown under the bus because of his book, Idiot, in which he dissed his wife in what many considered to be a tasteless manner. Well, that may be true, but until his recent hot streak was snapped, he was hitting .380, so unless he goes into a real slump, say the type of funk in which we currently find Kevin Millar, he ain't going anywhere.
And speaking of Millar, is there a poorer defensive first baseman in the AL? I mean besides David Ortiz. And since Kevin isn't hitting worth a damn, his ugly glove work becomes more magnified. I think we may see more of Kevin Youkilis at first base if Millar doesn't straighten himself out -- and soon.
A final note: Thanks to Ken Kanniff, Connecticut's Most Wanted Gangsta for keepin' it real by getting the answer to last week's trivia question. Ken correctly identified actor David Leisure as the one who played Joe Isuzu in those famous ads back in the day. Nice job Ken. Thanks for playing!