Rich Galen

  • You don't have to agree with the war in Iraq to agree that there are limits to public discourse and Harry Belafonte has busted right through those limits. If the national Democrats are willing to silently assent to the loathsome language of Harry Belafonte, Conservatives should spend every day between now and November 7 - election day - reminding their neighbors about who has spoken up and who hasn't.

  • Here's a conversation starter for the coffee machine this morning: Harry Belafonte is billed as a "Goodwill Ambassador" for the United Nations International Children's Fund. On its website, the UNICEF press office stated:
    Comments … by Harry Belafonte in Venezuela were made as a private citizen, and not in his role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, nor in an official capacity on behalf of the organization.

    UNICEF does not endorse these comments.

  • Whoa! Wait. "Does not endorse these comments?" How about "UNICEF is appalled by" or "UNICEF categorically rejects" or "UNICEF urges Belafonte to stuff a banana in it?"

  • Or how about "We have withdrawn Mr. Belafonte's status because even the United Nations can't rationalize allowing someone who uses language like "house slave" and the "world's greatest terrorist" and the "Gestapo of Homeland Security" to be called a "Goodwill Ambassador."

  • Yeah, right. As soon they fix Iran, the UN will take up the matter of Harry Belafonte.

  • The United States pays about 20% of the UN's budget. Every year. One out of every five dollars which is spent by the UN comes out of your pocket.

  • When the House of Representatives comes back into session next week, I will be very pleased to watch the introduction of a resolution to withhold any US funds from the United Nations until the UN tells Belafonte to take a hike.

  • Daylight come and me want go home.

  • On a the Secret Decoder Ring page today: The lyrics to the "Banana Boat Song" which is the real name of "Day-o"; a link to an illuminating report, in a Black newspaper, on Belafonte's visit to the same church that Mrs. Clinton visited - you will get a sense of how differently the far Left sees this than you and I do; Another encounter with a young person demonstrating about something; and a Catchy Caption of the Day featuring naked people.

  • Rich Galen

    Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at