Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Great George Galloway Hoax of 2009, Lab Test Result: Jawbone of Orang-Utang

Macleans Magazine: "Why is a self-described free speech hawk banning George Galloway from Canada?"

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney: "He’s not. I reject the premise of your question. Mr. Galloway received a preliminary notice of determination by the Canadian Border Services Agency that he might be inadmissible to Canada, I gather based in large part on his public admission that he provided funds to Hamas, a banned illegal terrorist organization, which would seem–on the face of it–to constitute grounds for inadmissibility under Section 34(1)f of the Immigration Refugee Protection Act. He was invited to provide submissions to the CBSA to inform their consideration of his potential application to enter Canada. He never provided them with any such submissions and he never presented himself to a point of entry where he would have had, at that point, a final decision on his admissibility, and had he been determined to be inadmissible by an officer at a port of entry he would have been able to apply for an inadmissibility hearing. So there’s a whole process that we have under our law to make determinations independently of politicians about admissibility. I simply said publicly that I would not use my extraordinary ministerial power to effectively overrule a decision of a CBSA officer on his admissibility. Why? Because I didn’t see any compelling reason. And by the way, this had nothing to do with freedom of speech, he exercised his speech in Canada, volubly, as he does everywhere. That was never the issue. The issue was not about what he might do or say in Canada, it’s what he did in making financial contributions to an organization that uses money to buy explosives and strap them to teenagers and send them into school buses and discos."

Told you so. Sorry, but even "by means of a telescope of vast dimensions and an entirely new principle," it would still be impossible to say, without repeating a lie, that George Galloway was banned from Canada, or barred from Canada, or denied entry to Canada. Paul McCartney is not dead, Charlies Manson never auditioned for the Monkees, and sorry, Olivia, but George Galloway is not an "international expert" on Afghanistan. Thank you, Martin, for pointing out that Elvis has left the building. Sorry, Canadian Peace Alliance, but your evidence for "dawn man" turns out to be merely the jawbone of an orang-utang. Sorry, delicate ladies of the bourgeoisie, but your prince is a toad.

And I won't be having any backchat along the lines of 'Well, Kenney would say that, wouldn't he?' or 'So, shilling for the Conservatives now, is it?' or 'That's just your opinion.' Because this is not a matter of opinion. These are matters of fact. Facts matter. This is about things that did not happen, and things that did happen, and to paraphrase George Orwell, "they did not happen any the less because the Daily Telegraph has suddenly found out about them when it is five years too late."

George Galloway is a fascist gasbag. A walking farrago of lies (Update: a 911 Truther, too?).

Have I enjoyed myself with all this? Yes, thanks, I have.

23 Comments:

Blogger Francis Sedgemore said...

"Have I enjoyed myself with all this? Yes, thanks, I have."Good, isn't it? Most cathartic.

1:48 AM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

Cathartic isn't even close.

You have no idea how much Galloway-worship has become entrenched among the chattering caste in this country.

Civic duty, happily done.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Francis Sedgemore said...

What is it about Galloway? Is is just another case of bullshit baffles brains, or is there something deeper and darker at work here? Perhaps it's pure animal magnetism, and Galloway's devotees all desire – subconsciously at least – to fuck him. Metrosexual males included.

3:29 AM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

Jaysus, Francis.

Yuck.

3:37 AM  
Blogger Francis Sedgemore said...

Well, Terry, he has stripped a fair number of willows in his time, has our Gorgeous George.

3:39 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

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6:58 AM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

No one libels my friends here.

8:03 AM  
Blogger IceClass said...

Christ Sedg'! I was in the middle of enjoying a cup of the better half's divine coffee when you slipped that picture in.
Nasty!
I certainly don't want to cockslap the blighter; I think it has more to do with overly narrow media narratives and the fact that Max Clifford secretly runs the UK.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Mitka said...

With this both you and Bernie Farber of the CJC have been vindicated.

But it brings up a troubling point; the MSM are hypocrites. They belly-ached for days about Galloway's loss of "free speech" (this despite the fact that he spoke quite freely thank you very much, in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver via weblink)but remained ominously silent when Galloway invoked a libel-chill on Farber by threatening to sue him for claiming that Galloway funds terrorists.

Not just that, everyone ran for the hills when Galloway threatened the CJC and Farber.

Farber's a tough guy who clearly doesn't suffer fools gladly so my point is more how shameful are our media.

11:07 AM  
OpenID sue said...

Mitka, I share your frustration.

Terry Glavin has been at this a long time and seems to have had Galloway's number, shared his info and the msm either could care less or did not have the acumen to follow their journalistic nose.

As for the Canadian Jewish Congress, like Terry, at least this organization has always been consistant on Galloway. I'm not in the least worried about George Galloway's threatened legal action I am quite sure CJC has access to many of the best legal minds in the country.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Francis Sedgemore said...

Uncomfortable truths, eh?

Talking of libel, have you heard the one about George Galloway and ... [hiss, crackle, phut!]?

1:38 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Galloway animal magnetism.

Or something like that.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Central Content Publisher said...

It's the mob. I love my fellow Canadians, but they (we) are no less a mob for my fondness.

I think Galloway's popularity is a function of his voluminous disdain for the whipping boys of his admiring polity. It has little to do with reason. Reason tends to win over the long term. News cycles are not the long term.

I ask that we bow our heads in a moment of silence to honour this most cynical circumstance.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Boring. Boring. Yawn. Yawn.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Central Content Publisher said...

Ga, ga. Goo, goo.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Will said...

Thick liberal right wing scum.

banality squared is the stock in trade.

"News cycles are not the long term."

Profound indeed.

Toss.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Central Content Publisher said...

Oh Will, you're still in baby talk mode. It makes for fine masturbation, but not much else. Don't be afraid to make a coherant argument. You might surprise yourself.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Will said...

"Baby talk mode"

An advance on your shite you fucking tosspot.

6:23 PM  
Blogger vildechaye said...

frankly you both sound like a couple of tossers in this insipid immature exchange. Grow up boyz.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Central Content Publisher said...

Is that what I sound "like"? There's something ironic about you calling me immature for asking Will to rise above baby talk. I hope it isn't completely lost on you. It's certainly over Will's head.

9:02 AM  
Blogger vildechaye said...

Central content publisher said:

Ga ga, goo goo.

Yep, that's real mature talk there. get real buddy.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Central Content Publisher said...

Thanks for the continuing flurry of cliches, vildechaye. I rarely get a chance to see unoriginality professed with such proficiency.

The point of "ga, ga. goo goo.", was to syntactically match Will's absence of content with a phrase of equal, and well-accepted, lack of content. It's what we call "irony". As a response, believe me, it more than exceeds Will's merit and maturity. In fact, it may very well exceed you own - "buddy".

8:57 AM  
Blogger Will said...

I agree with vildechaye.

4:34 PM  

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