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Monday, September 21, 2015

"Cool Clock"?

[In case you need it: mainstream media background information about Ahmed Mohamed the Clock Maker and information about a few of the responses he has received]


According to this article (If information is outdated, please so state in the comments section):
...Officer James McLellan said Thursday [September 17, 2015] the family is free now to recover the clock that was seized as evidence, but the family has not kept appointments for meetings to do so.

Irving police and school officials have said they handled the situation properly in an abundance of caution.

Irving Independent School District Communications Director Lesley Weaver said there is more information, but it cannot be released without a privacy waiver from the family.

“All they have to do is sign a release form and we’ll be able to give a different perspective of what happened that day in the classroom and the hours following,” she said....


  1. Teachers are expected to be on the lookout for signs of 'extremism' amongst their students as part of 'Prevent' type strategies, so can't really be criticized for doing their job, even when they might over-react. The strategies wouldn't generally be needed if muslims didn't have a tendency to blow stuff up.

    1. Mullah,
      I don't see that the teachers overreacted at all -- especially that English teacher. How could she tell that the device wasn't a bomb? Furthermore, it's very early in the new school year, and this is the first year that Ahmed has been enrolled at MacArthur High School (2800 students! And likely a school with very large 9th Grade English classes).

      How could the English teacher possibly know that he isn't the kind of kid who would set off a bomb?

      I'm also interested in knowing how Ahmed has behaved and participated in the English teacher's class.

      Until the family decides to release the cume file, that knowledge is unavailable to the public.

    2. Sad, because the FBI says "if you see something, say something"..and I fear that a lot of teachers will be hesitant now.

    3. Sad, because the FBI says "if you see something, say something"..and I fear that a lot of teachers will be hesitant now.

    4. Any kid bringin something like that to school would be put through the same things.

      By the way, I think the kid was an agent provocateur.. His father is an activist.

    5. Timothy!

      Long time, no see! How have you been?

      It is looking more and more as if Ahmed -- and possibly his family -- are agent provocateurs.

  2. "Gee Uncle Achmed. Thanks for the help with my science project! What are these wires for, though?
    "Next time..."
    1. The kid took a Radio Shack Micronta LED clock (circa 1980) and tried to pass it off as something he made.
    Right off the bat he's misrepresenting himself.
    2. A clock as big as a suitcase? That's supposed to impress someone?
    I guess if you're president obama...

    1. The scale of the briefcase in the photo is a bit deceiving. What looks like a full sized briefcase is actually a pencil box shaped like a briefcase. I believe it's a little over 8" wide.

    2. Mike,
      Yes, a pencil box.

      Do high schoolers carry pencil boxes?

  3. Richard Dawkins about Ahmed's clock:

    The scientist and writer slams Ahmed Mohamed for claiming the clock was his 'invention' and hits out at tech firms that have rushed to offer him invitations and freebies.

    Dawkins also questions whether the teenager was, in fact, trying to get arrested.

    'He disassembled and reassembled a clock (which is fine) and then claimed it was his "invention" (which is fraud),' Dawkins wrote on Twitter.

    While conceding that the police should not have arrested Ahmed, he questions: 'what was his motive?'

    'If the reassembled components did something more than the original clock, that’s creative. If not, it looks like hoax,' he adds.

    1. Dawkins is the sworn enemy of ALL religion, therefore I believe his opinn is a based on a deep and abiding prejudice against anyone who professes to be of ANY faith. Needless to say I am no fan of Richard Dawkins

    2. FT,
      Well, you are welcome to your views.

      However: "even a stopped clock is right two times a day."

      I can say that I'm a fan of Richard Dawkins, but I think that his analysis here is spot on.

  4. A friend of mine was visiting last night and she is the widow of an American scholar who had an online friendship with Dawkins. We were looking up the "latest news" on the story. She became very excited to know that Dawkins weighed in on this story.

    Perhaps one missing component from this story is the family release of school transcripts to back up the claims that the young man is a genius. I always thought my own sons were prodigies. And then I discovered that they were merely strong as apes and half as smart. wink

    May truth prevail.

    1. Perhaps one missing component from this story is the family release of school transcripts to back up the claims that the young man is a genius.

      I've been bothered by that, too.

      Funny comment about your own sons.

    2. Motvation is very important in my opinion. Dawkins is a sworn enemy of CHRIST. As such I could give no credence to a single syllable that emerges from his twisted, benighted soul.

    3. FT,
      His motivation in this case may not be his atheism.

  5. This is the latest "Hands up don't shoot" HOAX.Ahmed, the little “Genius” didn't build that clock , he bought an old clock from a Radio Shack or some other place like that and transferred it to whatever the hell it was... . I knew from the very begining that there was something fishy about this whole story. When Obama invited him to a White House “Beer Summit” His father is also running for president of Sudan....a country he loves so much he wants to be president....but....refuses to LIVE in.
    Wonder what a nice civil rights lawsuit against a Texas town would do for his campaign funds???This is a hoax and a stunt they freaking planned. The kid was used as a a political football. Only retard liberals are dumb enough to be duped by Jugears, and a Muslim with a "cool clock"....The point is he cheated and invented nothing, this was a HOAX from the Get-Go.As Obama would say! “You Didn’t Build That Thing”

  6. From How Ahmed’s clock became a false, convenient tale of racism:

    ...Josh Welch, a white Maryland kid with ADHD who was 7 years old when he was kicked out of school for chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a pistol and pretending to shoot other students with it, must be puzzled.

    Where’s his White House invitation? Where’s his chance to start networking at Facebook? His parents were forced to hire a lawyer and spent a year and a half just trying to get the suspension erased from the kid’s record. They were repeatedly refused.

    “I stand with Ahmed, too. But I also stand with Alex Stone,” noted Reason writer Robby Soave. Alex Stone, a 16-year-old white kid from Summerville, SC, wrote a short story in which he imagined using a gun to kill a dinosaur. For this his locker was searched and he was arrested, handcuffed, charged with “disorderly conduct” and suspended from school for three days....

    The Ahmed and His Clock Case gets all the attention because it feeds into Obama's agenda. Period.

  7. That, coupled with the blog post showing all the parts came from the same clock, is pretty damning.

    Also, piggybacking on what Z has observed, if a white redneck kid came to school with something like that, they would have reacted the same way.

    1. OH, but I doubt that redneck kid would have been rewarded at the White House, from MIT or Facebook, right?

  8. Not sure why taking the cover off of a clock makes it an invention, or cool, or anything but an electric shock hazard.

    In a related story, I removed all the switch plates and outlet covers at my place. I think I invented "the house"!

    1. Hilarious!

      I was originally on the kid's side, because electronic 'making' entails taking components from various devices and integrating them into a new device that does something cool and different.

      That is what the kid claimed he did.

      AOW linked to a blogger who analyzed the kid's project and determined that he had merely taken the electronics out of the clock case and put them in the pencil box. No modifications, no new capability, just taking the guts out and putting them somewhere else.

      That is what changed my mind. The imbeciles in the state-sponsored media still haven't grasped this simple point.

  9. Mike,
    In a related story, I removed all the switch plates and outlet covers at my place. I think I invented "the house"!

    You should have posted a spew alert before you typed that in!

    My keyboard was out of range. **smile**

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    1. KOO KOO!!! KOO KOO!!!

  11. Will Obama admit his error in jumping onto this bandwagon without knowing the facts?

    And why did he jump onto this bandwagon so fast and invite this kid to the White House?

    Meanwhile, Ahmed is being showered with offers and gifts -- never mind how wealthy his family is.

  12. "Will Obama admit his error in jumping onto this bandwagon without knowing the facts?"

    Since it would take a MAN to do that I'm betting NO!

  13. I'm stunned by the need to turn this kid into someone nefarious.

    You'll twist yourself into pretzels rather than admit it was just a kid mucking around with stuff as kids do.

    Pretty sad.

    1. Duck,
      just a kid mucking around with stuff as kids do

      That's not the point of THIS blog post. The point is that Obama made a fool of himself with this -- and so have numerous others who immediately (racially?) reacted as if Ahmed is some kind of inventor based on this one incident.

      What motive did Ahmed have -- nefarious or otherwise? We don't know.

      But we do know that he lied when he said that he had invented a clock. I'd like to know why he lied, but I don't see that information coming along anytime soon -- certainly not as long as the parents will not allow certain information to be released to the public.

  14. 20 seconds: The infamous Irving Texas clock--challenging the story's foundation .

    Well, the screws and fasteners weren't used. We'd have to add more time for those additions.

  15. and did the moslem savages attack the school on social media? Nope. The cops? Nope, they issued death threats and a host of vile stuff that savages utter directed to the Mayor. Remember the Mayor that got a bill passed that disallows moslem vermin to practice sharia law in Irving, TX ?.

    Yea, I think anyone with even a single brain cell that can masturbate can figure this one out.

  16. I think your comment about it being so early in the school year is one us non-teachers would not have thought of, and it's a good point. I would hope that after Trayvon, Ferguson, and the Cambridge police Obama would learn to not step in it so fast. Maybe he thinks his followers think that's cool.

  17. It should be a nice meeting: fraud inventor and fraud president, both moslems, and both idiots.

  18. Bingo!

    The video in the body of this blog post was on The Kelly File last night.

    Meanwhile, I heard yesterday that Ahmed the Clock Maker's family is preparing to file suit against the police department and the school.

    But now, as Judge Napolitano pointed out, there is the problem that this make be a case of conspiracy to commit fraud.

    "Fraud?" you ask.

    Yes, because the family has solicited money on Fund Me sites -- likely at the instigation of CAIR, whose new poster boy is Ahmed the Clock Maker.

    What did the parents and CAIR know, and when did they know it?

    This family is very wealthy, so why are they soliciting funds?

  19. I see idiots -- or if you prefer, dupes of a conspiracy to commit fraud:

    Ahmed Mohamed is VIP at Google Science Fair.

    Exclaimed one student from Oakland, Calif.: "We learned about you in school!"

  20. More dupes:

    Numerous schools have offered Ahmed a place, his father said....

    The family plans to fly to New York on Wednesday, where UN officials want to meet his son.

    Leaving Dodge? Well, only until the family can meet with Obama at the White House:

    He said then if they can get the right visas, Mohamed wants to take his son on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

    “I ask Allah to bless this time. After that, we’ll see,” Mohamed said.

    When they return, they planned to visit to White House and meet Obama, he said.

  21. So this raises a sticky question. The media may simply accept out of hand the notion that Ahmed "invented a clock," but if he really didn't, then who put this together and what was the point of doing so? It's possible, of course, that Ahmed threw this together, took it to school to show his teacher and misused the term "invented" in the course of explaining what he did.

    So why did he do it? Let’s face it, Ahmed didn't build a clock. He simply took one out of its casing. Did he deliberately want to be suspected of making a bomb? Did he want to be arrested, to be seen as a victim of "Islamophobia"?

    The theory is, though, is that someone else put it together and its purpose was to inspire the very reaction it got - presumably to provoke an incident that would forward the narrative that America is full of Islamophobic bigots - a storyline you can advance very easily when your supposed victim is an innocent 14-year-old. It didn't take long for the White House to get on board, or for the entire Internet to embrace the dopey #IStandWithAhmed hashtag.
    So the real DUMBO here is OBAMA!! The cops are not to blame for anything in this case-----they acted as appropriately as they had to act The principal of the school acted appropriately as well. It was only Obama who really jumped to conclusions as he usually does. Didn’t he jump to conclusions in the Trayvon martin case? And didn’t Obama jump to conclusions when he criticized the Police in Henry Louis Gates Case, when he called the Cops “Stupid”?

    Let's be honest here, shall we? It looks like a bomb. Any teacher who looked at it and didn't get concerned would have been derelict in his or her duty. A mischief maker, knowing full well that the contraption looked like a bomb, could easily envision an overreaction that could be used to score propaganda points.

    He simply removed a clock from it's casing and arranged it in a certain way in the case. Why would he be proud of something he didn't do? He didn't connect a single wire or attach anything new. It was simply a transfer of the clock parts from the original casing to a small briefcase-shaped pencil case. No invention. No creativity. Nothing.

    Why does the media and Obama act like the kid actually put a clock together when, according to this engineer, everything is exactly as it was when it came from the factory, other than the outter case being removed? I still think his parents might have encouraged this and I believe it's just a way to use a willing press to further divide people by accusing the country of being Islamophobic. The only 'creation' here is on part of the Obama admonition and CAIR, who have invented yet another problem that they will address. It further divides people and Muslims will make more demands because they want this country to change for them. CAIR is a questionable organization at best and I find it scary that they have so much influence over the current regime in Washington. Obama jumps in some cases pretty fast, like this one, while other things go without comment until he supposedly sees it on the news like the rest of us.

    1. Donnie, you make a lot of good points.....Why this boy would be invited to the WH is beyond most of us....I call it the ROOT BEER SUMMIT!

      And as some of us discussed above, if a White Protestant kid had done the same, I'm thinking he'd not have been invited.

      The police overreacted in some ways, in my opinion, but that teacher sure didn't...the FBI's "If you see something , SAY something" rule is what we should all live by...now teachers might be afraid to err on the side of safety lest they get this publicity. GOOD JOB, CAIR!

  22. Obama was so quick to invite a lying cheating Muslim kid to the White House and honor him as if he were a Hero
    But when it comes to American children stricken with cancer, Obama isn’t so friendly. In fact, he’s a complete pile of garbage. I can’t stand this narcissistic Marxist Kenyan SCUMBAG. Check this out.

    1. Washington, D.C. — A group holding a candlelight vigil for cancer research was forced out of Lafayette Square on Saturday night, and hundreds of children with cancer were kicked out of the park along with their parents. The Secret Service and the National Park police barricaded the park for hours, stating that the gathering created a traffic issue.

      The event was called CureFest for Childhood Cancer and was attended by hundreds who wanted to raise awareness about cancer research.

      Natasha Gould, an 11-year-old from Canada who has started a website for children like herself who struggle with cancer, said that the police and government agents acted like they didn’t care about the children.

      “We ended up waiting at the gates for two hours, and they never let us in. And to be clear, the entire crowd was half kids. I cried last night in my hotel room because it was my first CureFest, and I couldn’t believe people were acting like they don’t care about children,” Natasha said.

    2. That's hard to hear, isn't it...those kids being held back because the president was leaving in his bullet proof car some distance away.

      i wonder if they were so hurt that they, too, will be invited to the White House along with Ahmed? (let's not hold our breath....and some might die before)

    3. Well, the don't care about the children. Only on paper. And at election time.

  23. The poor little bomb, oops I mean clock maker.

  24. "Hickory Dickory Dock!"
    Said Ahmed's real cool clock.
    The clock said "tick" and then said "tock"
    Now Achmed's teacher's in the dock.

    Mohammed is the tail
    That's wagging now our dog.
    Sharia's in full sail
    Cutting through the fog.

    Hickory Dickory Dock!
    Our country's now in hock.
    That should be no surprise
    To those who have eyes
    THe rest will soon be in shock.

  25. As I have checked around with non-bloggers, I have learned that a lot of people were horrified by the image of skinny, little Ahmed in handcuffs.

    Well, it is Texas law that anyone over the age of 12 taken into custody must be handcuffed for their own safety and the safety of law enforcement.

    Furthermore, word is out that, once family members arrived to the police station, the police were immediately going to remove the cuffs. The family refused until the photo was taken: this photo.

  26. The non-bloggers should be as concerned that the Chief of Police has received death threats, as have teachers and administrative staff.

    1. Non-bloggers won't believe anything which doesn't appear in the mainstream media.

  27. Not sure what the motivation of the kid was in taking apart a cheap digital clock and putting it in a briefcase. Could be totally innocent. And yes, school officials overreacted as did police.

    I'm just wondering when Obama will invite all those kids who have been suspended from school for pointing their finger at another student on the playground and shouting "bang bang, you're dead?"

    Once again, Obama saw an opportunity to further divide Americans on the basis of race, ethnicity and religion!


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