Galloway & Palast; Is A Prosecution Pending ?
Last month, George Galloway and Greg Palast both had public speaking engagements to fulfill for North American audiences. It just so happened that Galloway got to go first.
A quick count of the coppers in This Old Brit's personal coffers clearly confirmed what he'd suspected. Borasic lint -- skint -- flat broke.
Even the cheapest of cheapo round trip air tickets was unmistakably, unaffordable.
And any quaint notion of considering Cunard as a carrier, of course, was completely out of the question.
Ain't life a bitch?
As dearly as he'd have loved to watch and listen to both, he soon, sadly accepted the fact that this was merely one more of his dreams which wouldn't come true.
Bugger! And a bloody big, boo-hoo, too.
But back to business.
That Gregory Palast has written & published some pretty powerful pieces, definitely can't be denied. And This Old Brit once admired most of it as much as anyone else did.
But that was in the past, and this is the present.
Immediately prior to Palast's pre-planned 'articulation-appearances', he suddenly stunned some thousands of people when - from his website - without warning - he launched an astonishing personal attack on George Galloway.
Unashamedly and unbelievably, he'd decided to drag up the same old shit that had been previously hurled, repeatedly, at the Respect Party MP - re; some supposed financial irregularities, concerning the canny Scot.
A poisonous pea-soup of slurs, slanders, innuendo and [previously proven as] downright lies -- Palast lobbed the whole lousy lot all over Galloway, again!
And this in spite of the fact that Galloway had on several occasions taken several similarly stupid, shit stirrers to the courts and sued them -- successfully; without exception.
Witness for example, what's quoted below by Galloway.
Palast conflates meetings, truths and half-truths, statements taken out of context to produce a toxic smear which would be actionable in the country he claims to work in, my country. How many times do I have to respond to the ravings of guttersnipes?
Sounds like strong stuff, eh? Well, so it should be. One can easily imagine how sick & tired the burly Scotsman must be of having such, serial hatred continually rehashed and repeatedly hurled in his face.
How the hell could Palast have forgotten, or failed to grasp the fact that every slimy, sob who's so far failed to provide any evidence of such awful allegations, has actually ended up building up George Galloway's bank balance?
Surely, Palast's either totally 'lost it' -- or is totally desperate?!
Grab a glimpse of this, from the same source as above.
Until a couple of days ago I hadn't heard of Greg Palast in years, the man who claims to have been pursuing me with questions for two months.
He has never phoned, written, emailed or made any other contact with me, which is curiously reminiscent of the behavior of the US Senate committee.
Having now forced myself to look at his pernicious writing, it seems like the deranged ramblings you might expect to find pushed out from under the door of a locked ward.
He claims to be a journalist.
He clearly doesn't get much work.
Hmm. Maybe all of the above, eh? Maybe Palast has lost it - and is desperate.
But here's what Old Brit believes is the best bit -- what he calls Galloway's 'biggy'.
But what I will not tolerate -- and will sue in any territory where it is possible to do so -- is the lie that I personally benefited financially from the campaign.
That sounds like fighting talk. Both a threat and a promise, wouldn't you say?
Sort of like saying 'either shut up or prepare to pay up' - eh?
But before being let loose on the link to 'the lot' - please linger a little longer.
When Galloway left the US and crossed the Canada border to continue his tour, a good Canadian friend of mine [who I'd previously urged not to miss the chance to meet the man] got herself a ticket to a Galloway-talk.
So, on the eagerly awaited evening in question, she went.
She saw him, heard him, believed him, loved him, met him, spoke to him, shook hands with him and was by all accounts completely 'blown away' by him.
She even got herself a personally signed copy of his book - Mr Galloway Goes to Washington. ( Remember when he made monkey-mincemeat out of US Senator Norm Coleman & Co? )
What my fine friend Phyl from Toronto, also did - was pass This Old Brit's 'blog credentials' to Galloway. He told her he'd "be sure to check it out".
Well, maybe he did and maybe he didn't -- and maybe we'll never know.
But this morning, came something sort of special.
Only rarely does This Old Brit ever bother browsing through his automated [and often, far too filter-strict] junk-mail-bin ---- you know, just in case.
Now, hit the link to see what showed up - two weeks later than it should have.