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The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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More of Barack Obama's speech on race today: But for all those who scratched and clawed their way to get a piece of the American Dream, there were many who didn’t make it – those who were ultimately defeated, in one way or another, by discrimination. Discrimination is the only reason ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 1:49 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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Reports of a bomb on an Amtrak train in Emporia forced hundreds of people onboard to evacuate. A number of streets were shut down overnight around where the Amtrak train stopped in the middle of town. Hundreds of passengers on board the train bound from New York down to Florida were forced to ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 1:09 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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Algiers, 18 March (AKI) - Members of the al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb militant group in Algeria have reportedly attacked members of a moderate organisation opposed to its terrorist activities. A report on Tuesday in the Algerian newspaper el-Khabar said an al-Qaeda militant carried out a raid against ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 1:02 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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"However, the Vatican’s relationship with the Muslim world is improving rapidly, and Qatar opened its first Catholic church on Sunday. Mgr El-Hachem said a church in Saudi Arabia would be an important sign of “reciprocity” between the faiths...."-- from this news article ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 12:57 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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The article by Feldman deserves a longer treatment, for it was so meretricious, and meretricious in so many different ways. And how amusing that the same Noah Feldman who a few years ago was playing up his role in writing the new Iraqi constitution now carefully states that he had a very minor role ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 12:49 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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"The head of CAIR in Ohio, Asma Mobin-uddin, tried to calm the attendees when emotions ran high and questions got more heated. She told the FBI agents that this was an indication of the frustrations that the Muslims felt."-- from this news article Emotions "ran high" and ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 12:39 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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The man described below by Ben MacIntyre was something of a polymath, or an "intellectual magpie". With his finger in so many pies, so many irons in his fire and such a well-strung fiddle, however did he keep his balls in the air? A doctor by training, and an intellectual magpie by inclination, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 12:32 PM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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The recycled phrases, the wrapping himself in the mantle of history -- beginning with the Constitutional Convention, and then, looking forward, to the "unfinished business" -- I half expected the phrase "rendezvous with destiny" to make an appearance -- of American life, or rather, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 11:37 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8aDQsi8buw&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 11:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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From Barack Obama's speech on race today: And this helps explain, perhaps, my relationship with Reverend Wright. As imperfect as he may be, he has been like family to me. He strengthened my faith, officiated my wedding, and baptized my children. Not once in my conversations with him have I heard ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 11:15 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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Even though eating people is wrong, Charles Taylor forced people to eat people. But at least he didn't eat them himself, as Idi Amin did. Thank God for small mercies, eh? Let's clutch at those straws, gather up those crumbs from the rich man's table, and be grateful that Idi Amin hasn't invited ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 9:20 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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The Telegraph: Camels are being prized for their beauty - not just their usefulness - in Saudi Arabia where strict Islamic laws and tribal customs prohibit beauty contests for women. Camel breeders are open about their admiration for the physical attributes of the animals as they gather at this spring's ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 8:47 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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German has some wonderful words. Tantenverführer is one of them. Nick Cohen defines it in his examination of why Obamamania has passed Britain by: German has the useful word Tantenverführer: “a young man of excessively good manners you suspect of devious motives (literally, an aunt ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 8:42 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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"Those who thought they could somehow validate themselves, prove how wonderful and "post-racial" they were by voting for Barack Obama, have another think [sic] coming."What is that think?-- from a reader responding to this post "they have another think coming..." I was ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 7:24 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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"Well, I already do the swearing bit.’" - The Spectator I’m very patriotic in my own way. I hate the French – even when I like them - find most other foreigners ridiculous, and my fellow countrymen even more so, drink gallons of tea, love having a Queen, relish our pubs, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 6:39 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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This is an interesting exercise in different styles of reporting from two British sources. First the Sun. A MUSLIM leader who claimed he was preaching at a mosque when he was really carrying out a brutal rape was jailed for ten years yesterday. Abdul Mukin Khalisadar, 26, held a knife to his victim’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 3:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 18 March 2008
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I really do not like the sound of what is going on in Tibet. This is from ABC News of Australia The Tibetan capital Lhasa is tense but quiet today after a deadline for protesters to turn themselves in to Chinese authorities passed, a witness and activist groups said. Kate Saunders from the International ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/18/2008 3:22 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 17 March 2008
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Here's part of what is in the Wall Street Journal article by Shelby Steele (March 18, 2008): "And yet, in the end, Barack Obama's candidacy is not qualitatively different from Al Sharpton's or Jesse Jackson's. Like these more irascible of his forbearers, Mr. Obama's run at the presidency is based ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/17/2008 11:20 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 17 March 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybf02GCSbt4&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/17/2008 8:56 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 17 March 2008
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a musical interlude from the days when all artists on BBC’s Top of the Pops mimed their hits and from the looks of this clip Germany’s Beat Club had the same policy.  I dread to think what they made of this title. From 1967, Whistling Jack Smith with I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/17/2008 5:51 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 17 March 2008
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From The Times A clerical worker was named yesterday as Germany's first suicide bomber and blamed for the deaths of two American soldiers in Afghanistan. Cueneyt Ciftci, 28, who was born in Bavaria to a family of Turkish immigrants, is believed to have driven a pick-up truck laden with explosives ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/17/2008 5:30 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 17 March 2008
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Here is an appalling article, put up at "The Huffington Post" by Dennis Perrin. Amid all the righteous noise made about Rev. Jeremiah Wright, it was David Gergen, on Anderson Cooper's show, who made the most pertinent observation. The veteran GOP operative with bipartisan ties informed ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/17/2008 5:02 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 17 March 2008
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Obama's use of "fulsome" is comically out of whack. Nobody's corrected him because he's black. And cute. You fulsome, you winsome. But "fulsome" need not be wlatsome. Hugh says:  “Fulsome” does not mean “full” or “fuller.” “Fulsome” ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/17/2008 4:47 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 17 March 2008
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According to Lawrence Auster “a certain island nation lying off the coast of northwest Europe” is “contemptible”. I wonder which island he means. American irony is so tricky.   So why is Britain contemptible? Well, apparently a report in The Times euphemistically described ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/17/2008 4:20 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 17 March 2008
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"The statements that were the source of controversy from Rev. Wright were wrong and I strongly condemn them," the Illinois senator reiterated today. However, Obama added, "I think the caricature that is being painted of him is not accurate. And so part of what I'll do tomorrow is to talk ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/17/2008 3:37 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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