The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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by G. Murphy Donovan (July 2016) “It’s always good to be underestimated.” – Donald Trump Matters of form, not substance, are the things that get Donald Trump in trouble with the media and the establishment in 2016. Trump has not mastered the Orwellian arts; empty words, doublespeak, vacuous promises, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:22 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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by Samuel Hux (July 2016) The black intellectual at this moment in American cultural history is sitting pretty. He is after all the one the white liberal yields to in matters of race; he gives the marching orders. “The black intellectual” sounds a bit too inclusive because logically it has to include ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:17 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald (July 2016) On June 23, Barack Obama expressed some unhappiness with the Supreme Court. By a vote of 4-4, a tie that effectively upheld a lower court’s ruling, the Court blocked Obama’s attempt, through Executive Orders, to protect from deportation millions of illegal immigrants ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:13 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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by Conrad Black (July 2016) It is with extreme reluctance that I endorse anything uttered by the television pontificator Bill Maher. He is in every aspect slovenly, and in all matters affects a world-weary, comedic-nihilist fatigue with the entire human cavalcade. But miracles do occur, even in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:09 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple (July 2016) I once had a patient who claimed to have been a torturer in the Syrian army. Unfortunately for him, he failed to give satisfaction in this capacity or otherwise fell out with his employers, and found himself in receipt of the attentions that he had not long before ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2016 7:03 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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In at least one of the various reports this ethnically-Turkish (to go by his surname) Muslim rapist - who snatched one of his victims, a thirteen year old girl, straight off the street in broad daylight - is pictured and can be seen to be wearing the typical Islamic beard as prescribed by the Sunnah ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2016 3:44 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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From Sky News   Ten people have been killed in explosions at the main airport in Istanbul, Turkey's justice minister is reported to have said. Two suspects blew themselves up at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, government officials said. Their explosives were detonated before they went throw the X-ray machine, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2016 3:03 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwaxe
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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by Conrad Black There remain a few things to write about the British vote to leave the European Union. The current hysteria is the usual mindless idiocy of financial specialists who don’t know anything about politics or strategic issues, especially when they unfold in foreign countries. It will pass ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2016 10:53 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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by David Solway We live in a culture that has become so heavily sexualized that we are no longer able to see clearly or think rationally. Just about everything, it seems, now comes down to sex, which is, on any reasonable scale of values, merely one of many human preoccupations—central, of course, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2016 10:41 AM by David Solway
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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Yes, you heard right. They're countering violent extremism by not mentioning the cause of violent extremism at all. From Judicial Watch: Four years after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) purged anti-terrorism training material determined to be offensive to Muslims, its umbrella agency, the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2016 7:45 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple All the current nationalist parties of small nations in Europe—the Scots, the Welsh, the Basque, the Catalans, the Flemish—strongly support membership in the European Union, which is dedicated to, and even predicated upon, the extinction of national sovereignty. One would have ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2016 7:15 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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Elizabeth Warren, following Bernie Sanders, is trying to make taxpayers pick up the tab for all the student loans our children have been taking out in order to pay these exorbitant salaries. Hey, the elites are entitled. EAGnews reported last year: “ … Elizabeth Warren was paid $429,981 as a Harvard ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2016 7:00 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
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Are we gloating? Well, yes, a little. BBC: He was jeered as he addressed the parliament during an emergency debate on the UK's vote to leave the EU. Mr Farage, who was jeered by some MEPs, said EU politicians were "in denial" about the eurozone and migration. EC president Jean-Claude Juncker ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2016 6:44 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 27 June 2016
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(CNN) Six people died and 19 others were wounded following a series of suicide attacks in a mainly Christian area of northern Lebanon, close to the border with Syria. According to Lebanon's National News Agency (NNA), the first incident happened at around 4.20 a.m. (local time) Monday when a suicide ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2016 8:44 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 27 June 2016
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The US Attorney Wendy J. Olson threatened prosecution for anyone getting this horrible story a little bit wrong. “The spread of false information or inflammatory or threatening statements about the perpetrators or the crime itself reduces public safety and may violate federal law. We have seen ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2016 4:50 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 27 June 2016
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Thousands of Republican donors avoid Donald Trump ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2016 4:32 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 26 June 2016
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by Lorna Salzman Through the miracle of (reverse) time travel, Will Shakespeare read Katy Waldman’s essay on why it’s OK for students to read the white, racist, sexist, colonialist writers who form the basis of today’s academic “canon” in universities.  So let’s go back in time and postulate what ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2016 1:58 PM by Lorna Salzman
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Sunday, 26 June 2016
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by Conrad Black The absurdly exaggerated reaction to the British vote to leave the European Union demonstrates the complacency and incompetence of the governing elites in Britain and Western Europe, and how those attitudes rippled out, unchallenged, in the international media and financial markets. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2016 9:37 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 26 June 2016
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In September 2014, members of Congress were informed that disgraced former Homeland Security adviser Mohamed Elibiary was being relieved of his duties after a long series of controversies, including the fact that his tweets cheering the inevitability of an Islamic caliphate were used by ISIS supporters ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2016 7:51 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 25 June 2016
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From the NYTimes: MOGADISHU, Somalia — Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police said Saturday, as the attackers set up snipers on the rooftop and threw grenades. Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the latest ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2016 12:14 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 25 June 2016
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From France 24  Belgian police detained two men for questioning after fresh anti-terror raids overnight, the federal prosecutor's office said Saturday amid reports of a planned attack on a Euro 2016 fanzone. "One man was arrested in (the eastern town of) Verviers and another man in Tournai," close ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2016 8:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 25 June 2016
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From Samaa: TEHRAN: Dog lovers in central Iran are in uproar after authorities began confiscating their pets in an apparent crackdown on the “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership, Iranian media reported Saturday. One unnamed dog owner in Shahin Shahr in Isfahan province told Iran’s Shahrvand ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2016 8:03 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 25 June 2016
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Paul Sperry writes in his Counter-Jihad blog. More than 7 in 10 registered American voters think Muslim immigrants should be screened for belief in Sharia law, a totalitarian system that calls for executing gays, adulterers and apostates, among other human-rights abuses, a new national poll finds. And ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2016 7:35 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 25 June 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple For a long time, Britons who wanted their country to leave the European Union were regarded almost as mentally ill by those who wanted it to stay. The leavers didn’t have an opinion; they had a pathology. Since one doesn’t argue with pathology, it wasn’t necessary for the remainers ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2016 7:17 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 24 June 2016
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Don Barnett writes in The Tennessean: Before the Refugee Act of 1980, refugee resettlement was the work of true sacrificial charity, where sponsors and charities committed to maintaining and supporting the refugees with housing and employment, even medical care if needed. There was an explicit bar ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2016 3:10 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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