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LiviaOlivia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:31 PM
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dKos-Galloway speech -ON EDIT-misdirected
Edited on Thu May-19-05 10:46 PM by LiviaOlivia
Galloway speech scrubbed
by kos
Thu May 19th, 2005 at 20:22:35 PDT

Funny how the official government site of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs doesn't have a link to video of Galloway's testimony. They have a link to everyone else's testimony.

Cowards.

Maybe they should point to the Crooks and Liars feeds of the testimony.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/5/19/232235/236

ON EDIT:

At the top of the page, they have a link marked:
Webcast: Click here to view archived hearing (Real Player format)
The link points to:
http://hsgac.senate.gov/audio_video%5C051705video.ram
when it should have pointed to:
http://hsgac.senate.gov/audio_video/051705video.ram

Fast forward to 1:52:05 for the beginning of Galloway's testimony.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:34 PM
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1. Of course
Well duh. He told the truth and they couldn't control the situation. So they had to take it away. Duh.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:34 PM
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2. Galloway's Gonads....
They just couldn't handle it, could they? :(

Thanks for sharing this Livia..

Unreal.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:39 PM
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3. The entire RealVideo link is 404:Not Found
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 10:43 PM
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4. OK here's an email address:
"If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to the Webmaster:

Webcenter_GovtAffairs@govt-aff.senate.gov

You bet I will. This is infuriating.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:14 AM
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9. I was so mad and disgusted...
I didn't even put a salutation or signature...


Here's my email to the Webcenter...



This is no longer a Democracy the tell us. It is a Republic. Well, fine. This Republic is in violation of basic mores of decency in squashing disent and allowing the only Truth to reside in the majority party's mouth. Revisionists USUALLY wait until the book comes out, but you guys are really jumping the gun.

There is no just and fair representation in America when you play games like this with testimony because it is inconvient to your pre-determined judgement.

Un. Real. The lack of respect for the American people is appauling. The lack of integrity of a party who can't win fairly and can't play nicely is like being ruled by a bunch of spoiled 6 year olds who have already forgotten everything they learned in Kindergarten and are incapable of basic moral judgements.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:11 AM
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24. Email address is no good
Mail returned this morning.

:grr:
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 01:08 AM
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28. Oh, the address is good.... but there's a problem...


<pcroberts@postmark.net >: input/output error. Command output: User's mailbox is **** full; try again later.


I sent mine on to Molly Ivins at Creators.com and asked her to pass it on. She might get a chuckle out of it.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:06 PM
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5. This is evil.
Reading he isn't even on the witness list any more actually made me gasp out loud. I am so horrifed at my government!

:grr: :cry: :grr: :cry: :grr: :cry: :grr: :cry: :grr: :cry: :grr: :cry: :grr: :cry: :grr: :cry: :grr: :cry: :grr: :cry: :grr: :cry:
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:40 PM
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6. Galloway said things that most American politicians are afraid to say
and he also made Norm Coleman look like the empty suit that he is.

Galloway's testimony has gone down the memory hole, in a very Orwellian fashion.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 11:53 PM
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7. Paging Winston Smith - please come to the propaganda center.
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Tigress DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:06 AM
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8. ROFL
:rofl:
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Benbow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 07:30 AM
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20. I have e-mailed Senator Coleman
(at the suggestion of someone else) via the web form on his page on the Senate web site. One has to give a US address, so I made one up (I am in Britain). I wrote,


"Dear Senator, Like most people, I appreciate that things did not "pan out" quite as you expected last Tuesday but, for good or ill, a global tv audience of millions witnessed Member of the British Parliament George Galloway's statement. It is being played and replayed, and discussed - and transcripts of what he said are available - on web sites around the world.

But on the official web site of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Galloway's name isn't even on the witness list, and his testimony transcript is the only one not available as a downloadable .pdf. You, yourself, promised that his statement would be published as part of the official record of the hearing held last Tuesday 17 May 2005. This has not happened - what is holding things up?"


May not even be read by his staff but - hey, above and beyond the call of duty, I tried to save Coleman from himself. :-)

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Benbow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 03:50 AM
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19. I agree - it is evil - the American people deserve better than this
This is the post that I have just posted on the BBC Radio 4 message board for International News (where I post as stormypetrel), where Americans also read/post. (I could not add a link to the DU Forum or anywhere else because that is prohibited by message board rules.)

=======================================================
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-perl/h2/h2.cgi?state=threads&b...

Galloway's testimony airbrushed out
stormypetrel
112th post
20 May 2005 09:43

of American history already. Within three days of the Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow making a statement to the US Senators, on the official web site of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Galloway's name isn't even on the witness list, and his testimony transcript is the only one not available as a downloadable .pdf. (A transcript, not the official one but reproduced from the Times web site, can be viewed on the Common Dreams web site, "Galloway vs. The US Senate".)

Galloway spanked Senator Norman Coleman, at a hearing that was broadcast live around the world, and the most powerful government on the planet's response to their public humiliation is to rewrite history immediately. I don't know why they didn't see Galloway coming but they disastrously (for the US reputation) underestimated him. Galloway is not universally admired in the UK but even his detractors are "handing it to him" for his courage and conviction. He stood up on his own (most witnesses are "lawyered-up", to use a DU phrase) and skewered the Senate, again and again. He probably surprised himself - it was a cakewalk.

I can't put it better than one of the commentators on the Democratic Underground forum: "Paging Winston Smith - please come to the propaganda center."

Americans, you are going to need us - the rest of the world - to help you depose (if it is to be done without bloodshed) the clique of greedy, rich, amoral, racist, white families who now have the running of your country by the short hairs. Your newspapers, your tv, your radio - so many broken reeds.

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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-21-05 12:24 PM
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29. Thanks for this, Benbow.
And welcome to DU! :hi: Say hi to my friend Vicky, also living in London. I'll get over there one of these years!
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:27 AM
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10. %5C is hexadecimal/ASCII notation for \ (backslash)
instead of forward slash. Honest mistake. :eyes:
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:30 AM
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11. He is also the ONLY one who doesn't have a PDF transcript to download
:grr:
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 01:23 AM
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14. Link to a transcript, not the official one...
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:59 AM
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12. Kick
This is important. :kick:
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 01:09 AM
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13. Kick again.
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 01:50 AM
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15. amazing k i c k
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:34 AM
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25. d r o p *kick* n/t
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satya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 01:51 AM
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16. Kick. n/t
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oxbow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 02:05 AM
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17. We should email one of the Democrats on that committee
Edited on Fri May-20-05 02:08 AM by oxbow
not Biden, but one of the Real Democrats. Any suggestions?

Maybe KO would cover it, too. either that or we could send a news tip to someone in Air America. Either way, eople need to know what is happening to their country.
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ngGale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 02:56 AM
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18. Air America is a good idea....
I couldn't believe Galloway just went 'poof' in the US. :mad: :wtf:
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 02:39 PM
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27. Kick, and sent to Olbermann and AirAmerica
on to the senators...
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harrison Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 08:17 AM
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21. Wish someone could get this information to Galloway. I bet
he would have a field day with this in the British Press.
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Benbow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 09:57 AM
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23. I've e-mailed this to the offices of his political party
http://www.respectcoalition.org /

where, incidentally, they say, "We have been inundated with messages of support following George Galloway's defence"

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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 08:21 AM
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22. We were always at war with Eurasia. nt
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 12:44 PM
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26. Kick- right in the nuts, Norm. nt
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