things that tick

Interesting thing about this variation of the olde “Zero Tolerance” story

When Ahmed Mohamed went to his high school in Irving, Texas, Monday, he was so excited. A teenager with dreams of becoming an engineer, he wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he’d made from a pencil case.

The 14-year-old’s day ended not with praise, but punishment, after the school called police and he was arrested.

Ethnicity gets it viewed in the lense of 9/11 and ISIS terrorism as opposed to Columbine and all that.

It’s more seriously played than, oh say, the six year old and the pop tart gun… as we see in that Obama is skipping into the picture (as opposed to that kid who had to endure an NRA celebration.)  Then again, it’s a more productive enterprise… creating a clock out of MacGyver like ingenuity and…

The third interesting aspect we have here is the role Obama is taking at the end of his administration, lame duck — not running for another term — a deeply recalicitrant Republican Congress.  “Bully Pulpit”, as Theodore Roosevelt once had it — symbolically highlighting this and that issue.  Maybe Obama wouldn’t have thrown this tweet anytime in his first six years of office.

Interesting Nick Gillepse (from a libertarian magazine Reason) who mishes and mashes the lines for and to…

It doesn’t help that the mayor of Irving, Beth Van Duyne, is a nutjob who’s convinced that Sharia law is supplanting the Lone Star State’s brand of justice.

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