Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – jumping to confusions edition

Good morning, everyone! There’s so much stored-up Freepitude at this point that I’m going to have to open up an annex to store it, and you wouldn’t believe the EPA paperwork on such a thing!

So, let’s start cracking those gently glowing steel canisters open, shall we?

First up – Bomb, bomb, bomb – bomb bomb Ir-ving!

(composite thread)

They do start ’em young…

(no, that’s not the Dallas Morning News article’s headline, just a Freeper trying to be witty.  He did make it half-way there.)

Dallas Morning News ^ | September 16. 2015 | Avi Selk

Posted on ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎26‎:‎25‎ ‎AM by ameribbean expat

Ahmed Mohamed — who makes his own radios and repairs his own go-kart — hoped to impress his teachers when he brought a homemade clock to MacArthur High on Monday.

Instead, the school phoned police about Ahmed’s circuit-stuffed pencil case.

So the 14-year-old missed the student council meeting and took a trip in handcuffs to juvenile detention. His clock now sits in an evidence room. Police say they may yet charge him with making a hoax bomb — though they acknowledge he told everyone who would listen that it’s a clock.

In the meantime, Ahmed’s been suspended, his father is upset and the Council on American-Islamic Relations is once again eyeing claims of Islamophobia in Irving.


Be interesting to know if the kid did this on 9-11.

1 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎26‎:‎25‎ ‎AM by ameribbean expat
Well, considering that he brought the clock to school on the 14th, I’d say possibly not.
Another muzzie jihadist yute
testing the waters. Irving (once the home of Texas Stadium) used to be a nice suburb of Dallas. It’s now heavily M&M — Mexican and mooselimb.
1 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎05‎:‎44‎ ‎AM by re_nortex
To: ameribbean expat

Mohammadan kids… they blow up so fast.

9 posted on ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎43‎:‎56‎ ‎AM by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)

To: ameribbean expat

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of C-4…………………………

12 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎47‎:‎30‎ ‎AM by Red Badger (READ MY LIPS: NO MORE BUSHES!……………)

To: ameribbean expat
It is a clock, you islamophobic American pigs!

16 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎52‎:‎20‎ ‎AM by UnwashedPeasant (A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.)
OK – anybody else?
To: UnwashedPeasant


And when you hear the timer go off , be sure to yell Aloha Snackbar!

23 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎9‎:‎05‎:‎59‎ ‎AM by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)

A few Freepers try to buck the flow:
To: re_nortex
What if he is just a kid who really does like to tinker with electronics.I seem to recall something called due process……..

7 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎26‎:‎33‎ ‎AM by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called “Conservative” is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
To: re_nortex

You sound like an idiot. Didn’t you ever build things when you were a kid? I did.

8 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎26‎:‎43‎ ‎AM by dinodino

To: re_nortex

So if I’m reseating an IDE cable, I’m fiddling and soldering?

Plus I lost the little stand an iron once had and did let it dangle, I knew the length of cable. Safer than setting it on a desk.

Dude, you’re almost the stereotypical parody jerks like Colbert and Liebowitz like to rail against when they bring up conservatives. Way to to confirm it.

9 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎28‎:‎18‎ ‎AM by Crazieman (Article V or National Divorce. The only solutions now.)

The startling conclusion to Aloha Snackbar after the movie-bomb countdown clock.

Crazieman’s not done with re_nortex just yet:

To: re_nortex

Almost half a mind to report you to JimRob for being a stereotype troll working to confirm mindsets about Free Republic on the opposing side.

14 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎37‎:‎16‎ ‎AM by Crazieman (Article V or National Divorce. The only solutions now.)

To: re_nortex
As for being a jerk, so be it because I’m 100% for racial profiling. It’s effective and has a track record of working. I applaud the Irving ISD for their vigilance.

At least until they refer some kid to the police for bringing in an old cap gun for show and tell.

Sometimes, a clock is just a clock.

19 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎52‎:‎58‎ ‎AM by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Democrats and GOP-e: a difference of degree, not philosophy)
To: Crazieman
Uh… we’re talking about a public school. The very same public schools that expel children for pointing fingers, chewing poptarts, or saying “bang bang” with chicken nuggets.Exactly.

The real villains in this story are the mentally retarted school district employees who can’t tell the difference between a swirl of water in a flushing toilet and a category 5 hurricane.

The muslim kid was just being a kid, not a muslim.

Every school district employee even remotely associated with this story should be fired. They are all stealing from the taxpayers. Felony class stealing.

28 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎4‎:‎24‎:‎47‎ ‎AM by samtheman (2014: Voters elect Repubs to congress… 2015: Repubs defund NOTHING… 2016: Trump/(Cruz or Palin))
To: dfwgator

“Looks like a future ISIS soldier.”

The kid is wearing a NASA tee-shirt.

Get a grip…

26 posted on ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎06‎:‎12‎ ‎PM by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer…)

To: Timber Rattler

I’m not torn.

He took it to school, showed everyone, no secret at all.

Grotesque and stupid overreaction by idiots who miss the real threats all around them.

Kid is a decent elec tech at a young age instead of being glued to video games or wasting time bouncing balls around.

And the dimbulb cops and school “administrators” put him in handcuffs?

Yet another reason to forget the government concentration camps they call “schools”.

30 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎10‎:‎49‎ ‎PM by Regulator
So – except for the perpetually idiotic re_nortex and a couple of his fellow hysterical islamophobes, the majority of Freepers saw this for what it was – stupidity from school officials and Irving cops alike.
And then this happened:

Obama Invites Texas Teen To White House After ‘Bomb Hoax’ IncidentNPR ^ Posted on ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎39‎ ‎PM by MNDude

Expressing his admiration for a high school student’s curiosity about science, President Obama has invited Ahmed Mohamed to the White House.

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was handcuffed and taken away from his school in Irving, Texas, earlier this week after school officials grew suspicious of a digital clock he had made in a pencil case over the weekend.

1 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎44‎:‎39‎ ‎PM by MNDude

Oops – the kid that was unfairly targeted by the power-crazed school amins and the jackbooted thugs is now in bed with the Sooper Sekrit Kenyan!

Does this change things?

To: MNDude

My loathing of the illegitimate, bisexual, Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper requires medication.

6 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎47‎:‎16‎ ‎PM by Old Sarge (I prep because DHS and FEMA told me it was a good idea…)

….which you’re obviously not taking….
To: MNDude

Damn that’s fast.

But then the White Hut is ALWAYS looking for some poor muzzie underdog to champion.

12 posted on ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎49‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by Responsibility2nd (With Great Freedom comes Great Responsibility)

To: ilovesarah2012

If I wanted to give the ‘teen’ the benefit of the doubt: clock, and not a bomb (or precursor), I do not any longer.
bo has outed him as a full-blown bomb making muslim radical (check out his dad).

6 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎44‎:‎05‎ ‎PM by Scrambler Bob (Using 4th keyboard due to wearing out the “/” and “s” on the previous 3)

All it takes is one invite to the White House to turn the kid from a victim to a perpetrator.
One Freeper tries to stop the insanity, and offers a begrudging kudo for Obummer:
To: Timber Rattler
And therein lies the big mistake by the school and police department…once they figured out it really was a clock, the cops still arrested the kid for making a “hoax bomb” instead of just backing away and telling him good job.Of course. They had to double down on the stupid because by just having a clock the kid embarrassed the administrators and the cops so the kid got charged with a “contempt of cop” charge.

The kid should be thankful that he didn’t get charged with “resisting arrest” and then tased and beaten until he was dead. All of which would have been “justified” because the cops would say they were “in fear for their lives”.

It grates me to say this, but kudos to President Obama for curb stomping the possibility of this kid being retaliated against.

56 posted on 9‎/‎16‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎31‎:‎53‎ ‎PM by MeganC (The Republic of The United States of America: 7/4/1776 to 6/26/2015 R.I.P.)
Of course, we’re now gone for 1300 words or so without mentioning The Darnold, so let me break the drought with – Closer To Rod!
Dennis Rodman, friend of murdering despot Kim Jong-Un, now backs Donald Trump for president
The Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2015 | Chris Spargo
Posted on ‎7‎/‎25‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎43‎:‎47‎ ‎AM by Cincinatus’ Wife

Donald Trump continues to gain over his opponents in a variety of polls as he works to secure the Republican nomination for president, and now it seems he has found one more fan – Dennis Rodman.

Rodman took to Twitter on Friday and wrote; ‘@realdonaldtrump has been a great friend for many years. We don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016.’

Trump seemed to genuinely appreciate the endorsement as well, writing back to Rodman; ‘Thank you @DennisRodman. It’s time to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain! I hope you are doing well!’

The exchange comes as a bit of a surprise as Rodman is infamously friends with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Trump on the other hand, like most other Americans, does not support the tyrannical dictator, though he did call Rodman’s trip to the country ‘smart’ in one interview.

In that 2013 same interview, during which he was promoting the latest season of The Apprentice on which Rodman appeared, Trump also took a dig at the president saying Rodman going to North Korea was ‘a lot better than what we have’ with President Obama.

Trump was singing a far different tune however a year later when Rodman spoke of the mogul possibly going to NBorth Korea with him, writing on Twitter; ‘Dennis Rodman was either drunk or on drugs (delusional) when he said I wanted to go to North Korea with him. Glad I fired him on Apprentice!’

1 posted on 7‎/‎25‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎43‎:‎47‎ ‎AM by Cincinatus’ Wife
To: Cincinatus’ Wife

The Democrats will do anything to destroy Trump. I wonder how much the DNC is paying Rodman?

3 posted on 7‎/‎25‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎47‎:‎39‎ ‎AM by Cowboy Bob (Isn’t it funny that Socialists never want to share their own money?)

To: Cincinatus’ Wife

Why not? Donald Trump is the Dennis Rodman of the finance industry.

39 posted on ‎7‎/‎25‎/‎2015‎ ‎7‎:‎56‎:‎42‎ ‎AM by Responsibility2nd (With Great Freedom comes Great Responsibility)

Let’s drag another oldie out of the back room.
Ah – from when the 3rd quarter Freepathon was still staggering along (it finally ended  a whopping two-and-a-half weeks before the start of the next one on October 1)
BTLD | 9/6/15 | BTLD

Posted on 9/6/2015, 10:44:06 PM by ButThreeLeftsDo

Only three more weeks until the start of the next FReepathon!

Come on FReepers… This is embarrassing…

1 posted on 9/6/2015, 10:44:06 PM by ButThreeLeftsDo

And water is wet.
What’s your point?
To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Aw jeez! Don’t remind me!

2 posted on 9/6/2015, 10:46:40 PM by Publius (“Who is John Galt?” by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)

To: Publius
Some of you prolific Trump haters are sure taken up a lot of bandwidth with not much contribution.
Just sayin’.
3 posted on 9/6/2015, 10:48:20 PM by Eddie01 (The Summer of Trump, the Fall of Bush)
To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Sad news. We’ll make it, but there are a lot of freeploaders here who aren’t contributing anything and use this forum constantly. We used to get this done in 3 weeks. Now it is taking 3 months.

4 posted on 9/6/2015, 10:48:24 PM by P-Marlowe (Tagline pending.)

To: Publius
Some of you prolific Trump haters are sure taken up a lot of bandwidth with not much contribution.
Just sayin’.
3 posted on 9/6/2015, 10:48:20 PM by Eddie01 (The Summer of Trump, the Fall of Bush)
To: Eddie01
Some of you prolific Trump haters are sure taken up a lot of bandwidth with not much contribution. Just sayin’.

Some of you prolific Trump haters LOVERS are sure taken up a lot of bandwidth with not much contribution.

Just sayin’.

7 posted on 9‎/‎6‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎49‎:‎40‎ ‎PM by P-Marlowe (Tagline pending.)
To: P-Marlowe

When I first registered my screen name here and joined up, it was taking 7-10 DAYS.


We get 40-50 new monthlies every quarter and it takes longer and longer each quarter.

Too many like to play and not enough want to pay.

FReepdom isn’t free.

12 posted on 9‎/‎6‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎53‎:‎34‎ ‎PM by ButThreeLeftsDo (Free Republic Needs You. NOW.)

To: P-Marlowe

Eddie01 is ok.

Hope FReepers don’t go after each other on fundraising threads. It’s a big turnoff.

13 posted on 9‎/‎6‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎54‎:‎01‎ ‎PM by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)

Time for one more – how about – Dubya done it!
Trump on ’08 Financial Crisis: “You Know, We Should Really Blame Bush Republicans” ^ | 7/24/2015 | Daniel Doherty
Posted on ‎7‎/‎24‎/‎2015‎ ‎4‎:‎41‎:‎20‎ ‎PM by conservativejoy

Trump on ’08 Financial Crisis: You Know, We Should Really Blame Bush Republicans Daniel Doherty | Jul 24, 2015 Daniel Doherty

We should? Well, Donald Trump thinks so. Fast forward to the 15:40 mark: Video Link at the end of article.

“I identify with some things as a Democrat…I was never a Bush fan. [When] the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush, because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I don’t think the Democrats would have done that.”

No? Too bad Democrats weren’t in charge then. The crisis may have been averted.

By the way, former Democrat Donald Trump is a serial flip-flopper, in case you needed reminding. As several media outlets have already reported, he’s flip-flopped on at least three issues that conservatives care about: abortion, gun rights, and health care to name just a few. He’s also donated money to Hillary Clinton of all people as well as committees that specialize in electing Democrats. He is, in other words, an erstwhile progressive masquerading as a longstanding conservative warrior.

And yet, The Donald’s most passionate supporters are seemingly blind to this reality — or unwilling to face facts. Consider, for instance, this rather telling interview during which a number of Trump supporters are plainly — and indeed directly — confronted with the candidate’s long and very public history of flip-flopping.

Here’s how almost all of them responded: Video link bottom of article:

CNN anchor: “So you see it as adaptability, not flip-flopping?”

Trump supporters in unison: “That’s exactly right!!”

Riiiiight. Because Donald Trump doesn’t flip-flop like every other candidate running for president, he merely adapts. Got it.

1 posted on 7‎/‎24‎/‎2015‎ ‎4‎:‎41‎:‎20‎ ‎PM by conservativejoy
Jim from C-Town is extremely confused:
To: conservativejoy

I do not agree with Trump on this as he is wrong. However, this strategy paints JEB! with the tar of his brother’s biggest perceived failure further driving JEB’s! numbers down. So I like it. EH

3 posted on 7‎/‎24‎/‎2015‎ ‎4‎:‎44‎:‎09‎ ‎PM by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)

To: Jim from C-Town

Yes, but it’s basically tarring conservatives for the actions of RINOs and Democrats.

7 posted on 7‎/‎24‎/‎2015‎ ‎4‎:‎49‎:‎19‎ ‎PM by nickcarraway

To: rikkir
Democrats created the issue by forcing banks to give loans to those they knew couldn’t pay them, Fannie-May, Freddie-Mac, along with large brokerage houses bought these because they were being handed out You may want to brush up on your history a bit.

If you’re interested in what Bush really did instead of what his handlers said he did, visit my FR home page.

Bottom line: Bush’s economic policies caused the real estate crash.

21 posted on 7‎/‎24‎/‎2015‎ ‎5‎:‎17‎:‎05‎ ‎PM by Ol’ Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
To: Jim from C-Town

Bush is one of the main reasons that after 30+ years as a Republican I registered as an Independent back in 2007. Among my gripes was his failure to veto any spending bill that came across his desk for the first 6 years of his presidency. But Republican spending is not what caused the economic crisis. The CRA, subprime lending and Dodd-Frank did. All democRAT.

24 posted on 7‎/‎24‎/‎2015‎ ‎5‎:‎26‎:‎23‎ ‎PM by South40 (Rafael Edward Cruz 2016!)

Ah – I had been wondering how long it would be until someone hauled out the old “Giving the blah people loans” thing.
Funny how no one ever mentions that it wasn’t subprime loans defaulting, but the unregulated derivatives market betting on them that sunk our economic boat.
To: Mariner

I find this thread to be quite funny. A bunch of random internet people claiming to know more about finance and real estate than…Donald Trump? Lol!

45 posted on 7‎/‎24‎/‎2015‎ ‎10‎:‎00‎:‎27‎ ‎PM by garandgal

See you guys and gals next Monday.

One thought on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – jumping to confusions edition

  1. MeganC (The Republic of The United States of America: 7/4/1776 to 6/26/2015 R.I.P.)

    That tagline took research darn it. You would think that my long sought overthrow of the god-given natural order as embodied in a court decision changing one thing in the understanding of the marriage laws of These United States (leading inexorably to the death of the republic and freedom) would be a date I could remember.

    But nope.

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