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Galloway and Fonda forge a fighting pact
The Times ^ | 9/4/05 | Sarah Baxter

Posted on 09/04/2005 4:07:24 PM PDT by Valin

Left pounces

THE controversial MP George Galloway, who is to tour America this month accompanied by Jane Fonda, the Hollywood star, will be sharpening his critique of the Iraq war in the light of President George W Bush’s difficulties in coping with the effects of hurricane Katrina.

As Denise Bollinger, a tourist stranded in New Orleans said, “It’s downtown Baghdad.”

The anti-war left has been quick to suggest that American troops, including members of the Louisiana National Guard — many of whom are deployed in Iraq — would prefer to be helping their own citizens rather than facing Islamic insurgents.

Fonda, a veteran anti-war protester who earned the name Hanoi Jane during the Vietnam war, is to speak alongside Galloway at two meetings in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois.

She was persuaded to join the MP’s travelling show by her friend, Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, after Fonda was impressed by Galloway’s pugnacious performance last spring in front of a senate committee investigating the United Nations oil-for-food scandal.

The star abandoned plans for her own anti-war roadshow and threw in her lot with Galloway after Cindy Sheehan, the bereaved mother of a soldier who spent August camped outside Bush’s holiday home in Texas, decided to mount another touring protest.

Winning Fonda’s support is a coup that will raise the MP’s profile in America. Organisers of his tour are hoping that Sean Penn, another leading Hollywood anti-war protester, will join Galloway on stage in Los Angeles.

Galloway said he was delighted by Fonda’s backing: “She’s a big star with a luminous reputation as an anti-war figure.”

The tour, which kicks off in Boston on September 13 and ends in Washington on September 24, is billed as Mr Galloway Goes to Washington, after the classic James Stewart film about honest, homespun “Mr Smith’s” efforts to clean up America’s politics. Galloway is also publishing a book of the same name.

Chris Dols, an organiser of the US tour, said: “Jane Fonda and George Galloway will point out how much money is being wasted on the war when it is needed to help people at home. We can’t take care of our poor black people in the United States, yet the military is spending billions on the war in Iraq.”

The 51-year-old MP for Bethnal Green and Bow said he was a fan of Fonda’s movies and was old enough to remember her in Barefoot in the Park, with Robert Redford.

The film star has rediscovered her inner radicalism, which lay dormant for a while. Fonda, 67, began speaking out against the Iraq war last spring during the promotion of her autobiography, My Life So Far.

She condemned the “lies” that led America into the Iraq war. “I’ve decided I’m coming out,” she said.

The MP’s critics question whether Fonda is fully aware of Galloway’s controversial background. The senate committee investigating the UN oil-for-food scandal controversially claimed that Saddam Hussein had granted him vouchers for 20m barrels of oil in 2000-03. but produced no evidence to support the allegation.

The MP retorted that the accusations were the “mother of all smokescreens” to divert attention from the “crimes” of the Iraq war.

One of the more challenging encounters for Galloway on his eight-city tour will be a debate with Christopher Hitchens, the British writer, who is a robust defender of the war. “The argument about the justice and necessity of the Iraq war is unaffected by the hurricane. It’s very crude exploitation of the emotions of the moment. There is more than enough money to strengthen the levees in New Orleans without abandoning Iraq,” Hitchens said.

The American organisers of the tour say up to 10,000 people will hear Galloway speak but they do not expect a profit.

“Maybe next year I will be able to go on one of those American lecture circuits which are always accompanied by the word ‘lucrative’,” Galloway said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 09/04/2005 4:07:24 PM PDT by Valin
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To: Valin

Chrenkoff

http://chrenkoff.blogspot.com/2005/09/caravan-of-fools.html

Caravan of fools
Some things are beyond parody:

The controversial MP George Galloway, who is to tour America this month accompanied by Jane Fonda, the Hollywood star, will be sharpening his critique of the Iraq war in the light of President George W Bush's difficulties in coping with the effects of hurricane Katrina...

Fonda, a veteran anti-war protester who earned the name Hanoi Jane during the Vietnam war, is to speak alongside Galloway at two meetings in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois.

She was persuaded to join the MP's travelling show by her friend, Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, after Fonda was impressed by Galloway's pugnacious performance last spring in front of a senate committee investigating the United Nations oil-for-food scandal.

The star abandoned plans for her own anti-war roadshow and threw in her lot with Galloway after Cindy Sheehan, the bereaved mother of a soldier who spent August camped outside Bush's holiday home in Texas, decided to mount another touring protest.

Winning Fonda's support is a coup that will raise the MP's profile in America. Organisers of his tour are hoping that Sean Penn, another leading Hollywood anti-war protester, will join Galloway on stage in Los Angeles.
Good news is that Cindy is off the news now (she arguably would have been anyway, with the August silly season over); the bad news is that she has been replaced with Katrina. And as far as the angry left is concerned, one is as good as the other to bash Bush with.

It almosts sounds like the end of days, with the Baghdad George and Hanoi Jane touring the country clockwise, while Mother Sheehan and her cut-and-run caravan storming through America counter-clockwise, while the rest of the crew keeps hammering the Administration about Baghdad on Mississippi - a sort of Four Horsepeople (to keep it PC) of the Angry Left Apocalypse.


2 posted on 09/04/2005 4:08:32 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: Valin

Zarqawi and Bin Laden form a fighting pact.


3 posted on 09/04/2005 4:14:11 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: Valin
The Left has lost whatever little grasp on sanity they may have had....

They're going nuts in place..
They've failed in New Orleans....

Now they're engaged in a CYOA tirade of accusations against everyone Republican, Conservative, Christian or white ---- their ignorant base in New Orleans is showing their ass to the world as unforgivable criminals and fools.

Semper Fi
4 posted on 09/04/2005 4:15:09 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Valin

Jane Fonda is a "Hollywood star?" Since when?


5 posted on 09/04/2005 4:15:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: Valin
Excellent, I take Fonda in 5 rounds for $100.
6 posted on 09/04/2005 4:16:20 PM PDT by msnimje (CNN - Constant Negative Nonsense)
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To: Valin; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Former Military Chick
“Maybe next year I will be able to go on one of those American lecture circuits which are always accompanied by the word ‘lucrative’,” Galloway said.

What a filthy pig. How is it that he's being allowed in the country and why is she still here?

Disgusting waste of oxygen.

7 posted on 09/04/2005 4:16:22 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Pray for President Bush and for Our Country)
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To: All
Hussein Jane...betraying her country one war at a time...


8 posted on 09/04/2005 4:17:00 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Valin

Looks like Ted must have had a really good prenup.

Jane obviously wants one of those Spanish villas that Galloway somehow affords on an MP's salary.


9 posted on 09/04/2005 4:17:48 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("As a Muslim of course I am a terrorist"--Sheikh Omar Brooks, quoted in the London Times 8/7/05)
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To: Valin
"President Bush said my son died in a noble cause,
and I want to ask him what that noble cause is."

Cindy Sheehan

Cindy : Iraq Freedom is the noble cause.
No longer do I fear the butcher Saddam Hussein murdering my children!



President Bush Remembers Halabja
Saturday, 15 March 2003
President's Radio Address (Remembering Halabja)
"This weekend marks a bitter anniversary for the people of Iraq.
Fifteen years ago, Saddam Hussein's regime ordered a chemical weapons attack on a village in Iraq called Halabja. With that single order, the regime killed thousands of Iraq's Kurdish citizens. Whole families died while trying to flee clouds of nerve and mustard agents descending from the sky. Many who managed to survive still suffer from cancer, blindness, respiratory diseases, miscarriages,
and severe birth defects among their children..."


Anyone who thinks Hanoi Kerry and Hanoi Jane
aren't behind the anti war crowd
needs to get a clue.
Remember the slaughter and torture of the people of Viet Nam by the communists
while Hanoi Kerry and Hanoi Jane cheered their commie buddies!



Lame Stream Media : News Flash!

President Bush already met with Cindy Sheehan in June 2004 for 10 minutes.

From The Reporter, Vacaville, CA archive: Bush, Sheehans share moments.


Quit lying!!!!









10 posted on 09/04/2005 4:18:09 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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To: Valin
THE controversial MP George Galloway, who is to tour America this month accompanied by Jane Fonda, the Hollywood star, will be sharpening his critique of the Iraq war in the light of President George W Bush’s difficulties in coping with the effects of hurricane Katrina.

How did he get a visa to come here and badmouth W and America?

11 posted on 09/04/2005 4:18:18 PM PDT by cardinal4 ("When the Levee breaks, Mama, you got to move....")
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To: Valin
Oh God, can we be this fortunate again? LOL!

Let the left wing English nuts stick their fat noses in our body politic again.

Please do, it worked so well in Ohio!

I never get over their bizarre thinking that these actions will help their political aspirations.
Go for it and bring in more anti war, anti American loons to tour America.
Like Castro and Putin.


12 posted on 09/04/2005 4:19:21 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: Valin

Galloway and Fonda called suicide bombers "martyrs", they are sad, twisted, and ultimately irrelevant people.


13 posted on 09/04/2005 4:20:19 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: Valin
Galloway said he was delighted by Fonda’s backing: “She’s a big star with a luminous reputation as an anti-war figure.”

HA!! They'd better not take their dog and pony show into any red states!

14 posted on 09/04/2005 4:22:27 PM PDT by Humidston (It's Bush's fault)
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To: Valin

Now, that's an obnoxious pair. And Hateful Galloway will certainly lend an air of balance to Dipsy Jane.


15 posted on 09/04/2005 4:23:05 PM PDT by Clara Lou (W00t! IBTZ ! FP! w00t!)
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To: cardinal4
British citizens do not need a visa to spend a month in the US.

I believe UK passport holders only need to seek a visa if they are staying for more than 180 days.

16 posted on 09/04/2005 4:23:48 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander in Chief)
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To: wideawake

Thats two things I have learned today, here on FR!


17 posted on 09/04/2005 4:24:28 PM PDT by cardinal4 ("When the Levee breaks, Mama, you got to move....")
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To: Valin

Gosh, I wonder how much money Galloway and Fonda have donated for relief? I wonder how many storm survivors could be housed in thier numerous mansions?


18 posted on 09/04/2005 4:26:35 PM PDT by Pajamajan ("Where there's life, there's hope-" Terri Schindler's message to the world-never forget)
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To: Prime Choice

Don't they make a lovely couple!


19 posted on 09/04/2005 4:29:28 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: Valin
My quick take on all this:

(1) Cindy Sheehan's association with the fringe left already neutralized her story before Katrina hit.

(2) Hollywood leftists have no credibility with the US public. Fonda has less than most, given her baggage from the 60s and the tailspin her film career has been in for two decades. Most Americans under 50 who recognize her as an actress recognize her as the assh*le title character in Monster In Law.

(3) Galloway scored no points with the US public in his Capitol Hill appearance - 99.99% of Americans have no clue who he is nd have no desire to take political cues from a foreigner who sounds like a drunken butler from a TV sitcom.

(4) All attempts to blame the President for the Keystone Kops performance of LA officials will backfire, because the denunciations will be so shrill and wild-eyed as to immediately expose their inherent implausibility.

20 posted on 09/04/2005 4:32:04 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Valin

The Wank & Skank Tour


21 posted on 09/04/2005 4:36:53 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Do you know Landru, Brother?)
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To: William Creel

How about the fly-one-way list: OUTTA HERE!!


23 posted on 09/04/2005 4:49:42 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Pray for President Bush and for Our Country)
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To: Valin
will be sharpening his critique of the Iraq war in the light of President George W Bush’s difficulties in coping with the effects of hurricane Katrina.

How come the Mayor and Governor get off Scott free? I bet Jeb Bush wishes he had that kind of immunity.

24 posted on 09/04/2005 4:50:29 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: Travis McGee; freepatriot32; DaveLoneRanger

Commie tour path identified...ping others.


25 posted on 09/04/2005 4:51:10 PM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: Valin; jmc1969; river rat; FlingWingFlyer; msnimje; La Enchiladita; Prime Choice; denydenydeny; ...

Now, now, fellow freepers; I realize that we have our differences with Jane and George but we must not forget our manners.
If Galloway chooses to visit your community, please extend him every courtesy due a distinguished visitor. Show the tolerance and progressive spirit of enlightenment for which we are so justly famous. Listen patiently to his dissident but passionately expressed views. Praise him afterward for his sagacity and moral vision and ensure that he is the center of attention at the tasteful gathering of cognoscenti that will surely follow. Then hang him.


26 posted on 09/04/2005 4:52:52 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (This message prepared with MS-CBS Word 72 software)
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To: Valin

So he is providing the oil to grease her bus?


27 posted on 09/04/2005 4:53:53 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: atomic conspiracy

Stock up on chewin' tabaccy too.


28 posted on 09/04/2005 4:56:25 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Pray for President Bush and for Our Country)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Can I bring a pie? I'm thinking something from the cream pie family.


29 posted on 09/04/2005 4:57:12 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: atomic conspiracy
Then hang him.

I say we hang 'im first. Then we'll let the Leftists praise him at his funeral. Two birds. One stone.

30 posted on 09/04/2005 4:57:28 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here
31 posted on 09/04/2005 4:58:20 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (Deep within every dilemma is a solution that involves explosives)
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To: atomic conspiracy
Then hang him.

If I do that, what will I do with all this tar and chicken feathers?

32 posted on 09/04/2005 4:58:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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Rights, farms, environment ping.
Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.
I don't get offended if you want to be removed.

List of Ping lists

33 posted on 09/04/2005 4:59:19 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (Deep within every dilemma is a solution that involves explosives)
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To: Valin

If the American people were foolish enough to let these Leftists succeed with their plans, the New Orleans disaster would be world-wide, worse, and permanent.


34 posted on 09/04/2005 5:08:38 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("We can all learn from this Katrina thing" -NaughtiusMaximus)
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To: river rat
"accusations against everyone Republican, Conservative, Christian or white"

What no Jews!

35 posted on 09/04/2005 5:13:13 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee
"What no Jews!"

Hell, they have to be careful ----- too many Jews are Democrats or worse.

Semper Fi

36 posted on 09/04/2005 5:29:11 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Valin

Lord Haw-Haw and Axis Sally's traveling Pink Circus.

Jane Fonda Luminous ?
She hasn't had a light to shine since Barbarella!

Let her repent on the Gibbet, she can swing next to
Galloway.


37 posted on 09/04/2005 6:06:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Valin

I see the scum are coming out from under their rocks.


38 posted on 09/04/2005 6:20:51 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: Valin

Notice how Hanoi Jane did the Clinton lip bite and "regretted" her treasonous activities with her beloved communist North Vietnamese just long enough to hump her book, "My Life So Far," and the release of her new movie Monster-in-Law.

Now that she has made a few bucks off of us capitalists, she can revert to her normal state of anti-Americanism. But what to do when you can't find a convenient communist? Latch onto a proven Saddam lover, George Galloway.

She still gets to tear down America and become "relevant" again, at least in her own mind.

If her GreaseBus came through my town, I guarantee I would apply a little patriotic "detailing" in the form of rotten eggs and tomatoes!

Why doesn't Hanoi Jane go to North Korea? She could be a concubine to Dear Leader! And Cuba hasn't gone anywhere.


39 posted on 09/04/2005 6:37:40 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (The ACLU empowers terrorists and criminals, weakens America, and degrades our society.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Anybody told you lately that you're precious?

Well, you ARE!

Thanks for a good, full belly laugh!


40 posted on 09/04/2005 9:27:19 PM PDT by Humidston (It's Bush's fault)
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To: freepatriot32

BTTT!!!!!!


41 posted on 09/05/2005 3:07:26 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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