A Rush to Judgement

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Chiquita is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Our noisy friend, Chiquita Cicada, is here with me at the breakfast table. She can't get over the insane uproar that has been spewing from the media and the White House about 14 year old Ahmed Mohamed. Ahmed brought a homemade "clock" to school that looked more like a bomb than a clock. The police were called and Ahmed was arrested. Ahmed was cleared of all charges a short time later. Chiquita believes there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye. It just doesn't pass the sniff test. Please join us for breakfast and a discussion about our insane nation. Chiquita has baked fabulous banana muffins for our enjoyment. I will up the ante by serving Irish coffees. We hope to see you soon.

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The Media's Version

Thank you all for coming to the table this morning. The Muslim teen, Ahmed Mohamed, is quite the celebrity now. According to the MSM, young Mohamed constructed a home-made clock and brought it to school to show his teachers. The teachers looked at this clock that didn't look like a clock sitting in a pencil case that looked like a suitcase and they reacted to what might have been a very dangerous situation. The police arrived and arrested the teen. He was less than forthcoming when it came to answering any questions. The media, of course, jumped all over the arrest and accused everybody of being racists. The story got a whole lot of play, but it did not get a whole lot of truth in the telling. Muslim organizations are all fired up about the incident. President Obama got wind of it and immediately invited the young "inventor" to the White House. Surely, we must all be reminded of the prejudice that lurks in the hearts of most Americans when it comes to Muslims. Just last week and many weeks before that it was blacks. Now it's Muslims. Collectively speaking, we sure are a nasty lot. At least that is what the media and the White House wants us all to believe. Ahmed's father told the nation that his son was mistreated because the "clock" incident occurred a few days after the annual commemoration of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. The father also believes that his son was arrested because his name is Mohamed. Actually, father of Ahmed, your son was arrested because he brought a suspicious looking "invention" to school which put fear in the minds of school officials. In this insane day and age, it is best to err on the side of caution. The school did the proper thing. Handcuffing the teen might have been a bit much, but he'll get over it.

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The Untold Story

There is another side to this story, a version that the MSM is not willing to report. There is another side to this story, a version that holds no interest for President Obama. There are engineers who have looked at photos of Ahmed's clock and they are not seeing a home-made clock. What they see is a fraud. The circuitry is standard radio shack fare that they believe was repackaged by Ahmed. Anthony DiPasquale, the webmaster for ArtVoice.com, was initially intrigued by the story because as a fellow "nerd" he wanted to see what Ahmed came up with. Within seconds he concluded that the "clock" was factory made. In other words, Ahmed didn't build anything. According to DiPasquale anyone with even a hobby level understanding of electronics could see that the "clock" was removed from its original enclosure and placed in a pencil box.

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A Closer Look is Needed

Amid all the media frenzy and over the top actions from race baiting loons, wouldn't it make sense to look a little further into this incident? If this "clock" is a fraud why did Ahmed bring it to school? Why was it packaged in a pencil box that looked like a suitcase? Why was it tied with cable? Why did Ahmed refuse to cooperate with police? If a five year old can be suspended for eating a grilled cheese sandwich into the shape of a gun, surely Ahmed can explain himself. His instant celebrity has brought him recognition from NASA, Microsoft, MIT and the White House. He has been promised scholarships and he is certainly not the worse for wear following this incident. Let's expose all the facts in this case. What's the harm in that?

Chiquita's Song

I'm Chiquita Cicada and I'm here to say

Let's vet Ahmed

He might be President one day!

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taxlarry 14 months ago

It seems to me that the school and police acted appropriately. What I would like to know is what mosque told this kid to do this? When this is determined we will know why the kid brought a fraud clock to school. Trial run for a bomb perhaps? Just thinking out loud.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

As far as I know, we are still allowed think out loud. I find this whole incident quite curious. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good Morning Patti and Chiquita.

Isn't it odd how the Media can put whatever spin they choose on any story and that becomes the truth? It kind of goes along with "The first liar wins every time."

I believe the parents whom have children attending this school should be praising the school official or teacher who sounded the alarm regarding this possible bomb threat. Had they done nothing and many of the children and staff had been killed or harmed it would have been horrible.

We Americans need to wake up to the fact that the terrorist movement is now alive and well on our own soil. Terrorists are known to use young children to carry a bomb into a crowd of people and detonating that bomb to kill or injure as many as possible. Can you even imagine what would happen if this became a commonplace event in our schools?

How do we know this was not just a probing test to see if a child could carry a bomb into a school without it being detected?

Something is just not right about what we are hearing about this entire incident. Ahmed did not even build the device himself, he allegedly took it out of one box and put it in a different box. And for that he gets invited to the White House?

I believe we should be taking a hard look at Ahmed, his parents, his mosque, and doing a thorough background check on all of them. This kid is no "genius." He should fail that course for trying to make people believe he invented and built this device.

These bomb carrying children are not evil, they have been brainwashed almost since birth, and have no issues with killing themselves and everyone around them. Not every culture or religion values life the way we do in America.

Something is bad wrong with this whole thing and the Media is hiding what could possibly been the truth. Wake up America, the safe country we once lived in is not here anymore.


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billybuc 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

Quite a world it would be if everyone waited for all the facts on ALL news stories....but you and I both know the reality is, and always will be, quite different.

My solution....ignore the media and do my own research.

Duh!


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

Bill - That is hard to do when the only facts we get are the BS we are fed by the Media.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning, Mike,

When I think about it, we are no longer free in this country. Stories are twisted by the media and the public is fed what the powers that be want them to be fed. There is much more to this story and I think it is important to get to the heart of the matter. Obama jumped on this way too quickly. It seems like a set-up. I guess it's time on his calendar to divide our country once again. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning billy,

The media is a shell of its former self. Journalists are rare. Political hacks with a biased agenda are the norm. It's all part of the dumbing down of America and thus far it appears to be working. See you at the Inn.


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drbj 14 months ago from south Florida

Ahmed may not be a genuine inventor but he is a helluva effective PR person - for himself. Surprised that our leader has not yet hired him as Asst. Chief of Staff.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear dr,

Ahmed's job is to push the Muslim agenda. Any day now expect "Muslim Lives Matter" to pop up. See you at the Inn.


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jackclee lm 14 months ago from Yorktown NY

breaskfastpop, The way to counter this is just what you are doing. The people need to expose the media and politicians for the fraud they are. Another great hub.


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savvydating 14 months ago

And Ahmed was invited to the White House because why?? And he is getting scholarships because why?? The world is getting weirder by the second. I'm ready for that Irish coffee now. Bartender, make it a double. Please save me a seat, Chiquita.


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Tom Whitworth 14 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Chiquita,

Media savvy folks at work perhaps?


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fpherj48 14 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Flashbacks of Balloon Boy...and his whacky parents. They wanted ATTENTION. They got it. Now, as USUAL, let's find the TRUTH. There's a lot to be said here about double messages.

"Be alert, pay attention, if you SEE something, SAY something, we must be vigilant...etc etc etc.....................UNLESS, there's a possibility of accusations of racism, we may be OFFENDING someone, it's just over reaction, we panic...blah blah blah

Lets' make up our MINDS!!!??? Soooo tired of the Bull$hit!

It's "OK" to error on the side of CAUTION. Just take a look at what happens when we don't !!


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B. Leekley 14 months ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Claims by his teachers and school officials or by the police that they thought Ahmed's clock might be a bomb are not at all plausible, because none of them at any time acted like it might be a bomb. They did not keep their distance from it and warn others to do so; they did not vacate the school; no one called a bomb squad. Any assertion that they felt threatened by the clock are contradicted by their behavior, which showed that they knew the clock was harmless. Nor was it a "hoax bomb", since Ahmed never claimed or pretended that it was anything but a clock and since no one was scared by it. Whether the clock had merit as a high school science project is another matter and should be judged in comparison with typical, average high school science projects.


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fpherj48 14 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

B.Leekley......You make far too much common sense. Since I had not read all the news stories on this, I was unaware of the "actions," or better said, "inaction" of adults & authorities, I could not have arrived at your same realization.

Thank you so much for presenting factual and rational comment. Hate to say it, but this should take us all back to our upbringing when parents continually reminded us to "USE YOUR HEAD!!" LOL


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear jacklee

The politicians and the media appear to be winning, but I won't give up.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear savvy dating,

I agree, the world is getting weirder, but it is also getting dumber. These quick stupid reactions are impossible to understand. I can only suppose that taking a breath and trying to get to the truth is passe.. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Tom,

Media savvy folks, yes, but also possibly something else. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear fp,

Let's continue to err on the side of caution. Anyone who objects to that is not a student of history. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear B. Leekley,

We are living in very dangerous times. If I had a child in that school, I would have applauded the staff for being cautious. It's as simple or complicated as that.


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WillStarr 14 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

1) Ahmed's father is an Islamic activist, who ran for president of Somalia and debated the minister in Florida who wanted to burn Korans.

2) This occurred in Irving, Texas, where Islam just lost a battle with sharia law being banned

3) The clock Ahmed 'invented and built from scratch' was actually just the guts of a Radio Shack alarm clock which he simply pulled out of the original clock and stuffed into the pencil case. Ahmed lied about inventing and building that clock. Period.

4) The terrorist linked Islamic organization CAIR is directing all news and legal events for Ahmed's activist family.

In other words, this was a scam from the get-go, and if we still had a media, it would have already been exposed as fraud.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Will,

You are a breath of fresh air in this psycho world. Thank you for your calm voice of reason and for inserting truth into this incident. I just heard that people are donating all kinds of money to this boy. Does it get any crazier than this? See you at the Inn.


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WillStarr 14 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Hi Pop!

The fact that they are getting those donations based on a lie could very well spell their downfall because that constitutes fraud by the entire family assuming they all knew it was a lie. Judge Napolitano explains:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=TEDXWtq_B3s

A question I would like answered is who brought this rather minor school dust-up to the attention of the media in the first place? I'm guessing it was Ahmed's activist family or CAIR.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Will,

I would love to see truth and justice prevail. The whole things seems like a set-up from top to bottom. Our esteemed president could hardly wait to jump in. What a complete embarrassment!


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

As always, I agree with WillStarr. I believe this whole thing was a setup from the very beginning, and little Ahmed was just a pawn in a much larger game. Somebody tipped off the Media in advance and came in swarms like buzzards come to fresh road kill.

I would sure hate to be a teacher in these days of Political Correctness. They are damned if they do and damned if they don't. Talk about mission impossible, teachers in our schools today live this everyday.


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FitnezzJim 14 months ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Interesting - this was in the news, but this account is much more complete.

Not sure about bomb worries, or out-of-the box clock kit worries, but I would say that the young lad succeeded in gaining his fifteen seconds of fame, and probably earning him and his friends a break from school.


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fpherj48 14 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Will......It's too damned frightening for me to even think that "those savages" are actually TRYING to sneak Sharia law into our Country!!


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Jackie Lynnley 14 months ago from The Beautiful South

I heard something about someone asking this boy something about what he did and his sister was heard in the background prompting the answer. Maybe this boy was simply used as a pawn. Pretty fishy anyway you look at it and I agree it certainly called for the police more than some kid playing with a pretend gun. I know which would scare me less to have my child around. We have to get this world back to making some sense!


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning, Mike,

WillStarr added some new info to the story that makes the likelihood of a set-up much more possible. I am so sick of the MSM. They represent nothing more than propaganda dispensers, and they should be ignored until they go away! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning FitnezzJim,

It earned him much more than that. Scholarships and money pouring in from idiots who don't have a clue about the facts. His parents are also suing and CAIR is in charge of it all. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning Jackie,

The school behaved correctly and the boy's actions call for a closer look. The idiots who are supporting this boy are just, well, idiots! See you at the Inn.


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Motherbynature 14 months ago from Los Angeles, CA

The comments on this make me sick. Supporters of the kid are "idiots", yet the school staff never evacuated the school. They took the boy and his "bomb" to the principal's office and sat the damned thing on the desk. Now, if there was a true perceived threat, where were the extra measures to ensure the safety of the students?


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Mother By Nature,

No need to get sick about the comments. Something about this incident does not sit right. However, you do make a good point.


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WillStarr 14 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The kid was never accused or suspected of possessing a real bomb, Motherbynature. He was accused of possessing a hoax bomb, and I'm certain that's exactly what this family intended.

My question is why the FBI is not involved in this, because it reeks to high heaven.

Did you know that since the kid is a juvenile, the cops and school cannot tell their side of the story or release the interview tapes to defend themselves because the family will not give them permission? But if they're protecting him, why is his face plastered all over the media with the family's happy, grinning blessing?


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

It would seem that some who comment must have inside information that we don't have. I still have to wonder if this was not just a test to see if it was possible to get a homemade bomb into a school, and apparently it is.

Security probes are commonplace occurrences with the TSA. That means some really bad guys trying to see just what they can sneak past airport security and the best way to do it.

There is something just not right about this whole incident but I can't put my finger on it just yet. There will be more info available in the future I am sure.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning, Will,

The parents are now suing, which is a sad joke. They claim their son was traumatized. I find it hard to believe that Ahmed was hurt in any way given his smiling face and all the freebies pouring out from a very misguided public. I heard this morning that his sister pulled the same stunt years before. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

As I mentioned to Will, this morning I heard that his older sister did the exact same thing some years ago. I have no doubt that this was an orchestrated event. See you at the Inn.


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bradmasterOCcal 14 months ago from Orange County California

BP

I read this hub today, and sorry I ate the Jelly Donuts.

This PC stuff is starting to get really dangerous and scary.

When we start to get tricked into being desensitized because of the media, the president or anyone that is when we are vulnerable.

If it looks like a duck, then we have to squeeze it and see if it quacks.

It is better to be on the side of vigilance than on the side of fearing that we might be called politically incorrect.

Instead of giving him accolades, the government should run an investigation.

Just to make sure that this isn't a desensitization trick, its like the cry wolf story.

Age of the boy here shouldn't be a factor as to checking him and his family out.

PC is bad

Maybe the other children should sue Ahmed's parents for traumatizing them with his looks like a bomb clock. Are his parents that dense that they couldn't figure out that a clock that doesn't look like a clock could be construed as a problem.

This is almost similar to yelling fire in a crowded room when there is no fire.

I have to get some more jelly donuts, and maybe some cheese danish.

It will be interesting to see if the pencil box clock, can be a Trojan Horse to get through the TSA checks?


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

We could learn a great deal from some other countries on how to deal with situations like this. They live with it daily and don't take it lightly.

They have seen far to many of their friends, family, and neighbors slaughtered by children carrying suicide bombs.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning brad,

Apparently, this family tried this once before with their daughter. Clearly, they are looking for trouble and CAIR is right in the midst of the whole thing. Obama weighed in on this before anything was known about the incident, which is typical for him. The speed with which he knew about it is very troubling. This family was looking for trouble and they found it. See you at the Inn, the jelly donuts have been replenished.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning, Mike,

W never learn anything anymore. This was a set-up and it needs to be investigated. It remains to be seen if it will. The mayor of the town said the parents had no interest in meeting with her, but preferred to give a press conference on their lawn! The whole think stinks. See you at the Inn.


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WillStarr 14 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Wait until he tries to take that aboard a plane to go see Obama! And once he passes that hurdle, does anyone believe that it won't also be thoroughly checked over by the Secret Service before he's finally allowed to see the president?


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bradmasterOCcal 14 months ago from Orange County California

BP

Is he what qualifies for the young Albert Einstein?

Why would this device be of interest to the president?

I had to switch to Crullers, as the sugar from the jelly donuts is racing my mind.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Will,

This family set this up once before and thought they would try it again. When the daughter brought a similar device to school she told a fellow student that she wanted to blow up the school. The fact that Obama weighed in on this is shameful. The fact that he weighed in so soon is suspicious. Instead of the president, this kid should be suspended. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear brad,

There is nothing exceptional about this device whatsoever. Ahmed didn't create anything except a mess. The president enjoys stuff like this, in fact, it appears he lives for it. See you at the Inn. I'm serving pretzels and mustard.


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bradmasterOCcal 14 months ago from Orange County California

BP

Sorry, I missed the pretzel fest, thanks for the invite.

Can you imagine how negative this accolade frenzy by the president and others must be on truly gifted children that have developed truly remarkable devices, and inventions.

We must be bizarre world.

Have a great weekend


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning brad,

This president and the press don't applaud the exceptional. They would prefer to make heroes out of controversial figures. Enjoy the day and see you later at the Inn. There are still loads of pretzels.


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

If our President had a son he would be doing the same sort of things as this kid.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

I agree! Obama could hardly wait to tweet out kudos. By the way, should a president be tweeting?


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

I don't know Patti. Could tweeting be considered the same as having a private email server? Darn good question.


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WillStarr 14 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The mainstream media is suddenly very quiet about all this, so I think they've discovered that this was a hoax from the get-go and that they were duped. But I also have no doubt that this will be cited from here on out by CAIR and the far left as another 'Hands up- -don't shoot!' false narrative designed to silence all criticism of Islam.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

Tweeting is idiotic but then so is this administration. As for Hilary, she has a very strong belief that she is King!!!! Both Obama and Hillary are totally off base.


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

If this is proven to be either a hoax or just a way to make some money using a lawsuit, that should be all over the news.

But that will never happen considering the Media we have today.

Someone being accused of Murder is always on the Front page. When they are found Not Guilty, that goes way in the back of the paper. That is just the way it works these days.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Good Morning Will,

Of course you're right. It is maddening to realize how corrupt the MSM is. They should lose their broadcasting license because they are nothing more than a propaganda machine. No wonder so many Americans are so clueless.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

There is no question in my mind that this is a hoax. If my conclusion is a "Rush to Judgement", so be it.


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

I'm with you on this Patti. But sadly, we will most likely never know the truth.


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WillStarr 14 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

BTW, Bill Maher said that Ahmed's bogus claim that he 'invented' a clock when all he did was pull the guts out of an existing alarm clock and put them in a pencil case, is like pouring Cheerios into a bowl and claiming you invented cereal.


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good way to look at this.


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WillStarr 14 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

BTW, if this had been a 14 year old red-headed Baptist boy with freckles, both the media and the left would have had the exact opposite reaction.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Mike And Will,

All I can is is I agree, agree, agree. I also have to admit that agreeing with Maher is new to me!


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

Any opportunity to further divide the people is seldom missed by this administration and their pet media dogs.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

Obama will continue like this until the bitter end. If a Dem wins, he will still run the show. It's a nightmare.....


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nicomp 14 months ago from Ohio, USA

How will BHO spin this if the child actually shows up at the White House? Will the Secret Service make the child leave his clock at home?


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

My guess is the invitation has been cancelled and this will fade away into the sunset with no further comment from the WH.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear nicomp,

I doubt he''ll be showing up there anytime soon. The kid is a fraud, the clock is a fraud and the family has done this before! This president never learns from his past mistakes. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

Into the unset he goes along with Bergdahl and his parents!


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Old Poolman 14 months ago from Rural Arizona

The sunset must be getting mighty full with all the Obama rejects who are going there.


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nicomp 14 months ago from Ohio, USA

Perhaps BHO will resurrect an oldie but a goodie:

"The police acted stupidly."

I love the classics!


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WillStarr 14 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

These are headlines from NBC, and ABC concerning Chris Mintz, the veteran who was shot seven times after he ran to intercept the Oregon shooter:

From NBC:

Oregon Shooting: 'Heroic' Veteran Chris Mintz Was Shot 7 Times

From ABC:

'Hero' Umpqua Community College Student Chris Mintz Speaks After Being Shot 7 Times

Did you notice the quotation marks around the words Heroic and Hero?

When used in that manner, quotation marks denote sarcasm, and question the term 'hero' as in alleged or so-called. It's a subtle way for the elite media to sneer at the notion that a veteran acted heroically.

But no network questioned the 'genius' of Ahmed Mohamed. They simply assumed it was true.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

We are running out of room......


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear nicomp,

You are more tolerant than I am.


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breakfastpop 14 months ago Author

Dear WillStar,

I am so sick of the MSM. I want their license to broadcast revoked.

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