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Little Richie Is So Jealous!

Take one 14-year-old boy from Texas, add the Muslim religion, a clock and some handcuffs and what do you get?  A 74-year-old evolutionary “biologist” and atheist who is so jealous he can’t even see straight.

Over the weekend, Richard Dawkins, a supposed scientific intellectual, tweeted about Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas youngster who was arrested last week for bringing a clock he made to school.

One of Dawkins’ many tweets:


@HarryStopes I don’t know. Possibly wanted to be arrested? Police played into his hands? Anyway, now invited to White House, crowdfunded etc

— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) September 20, 2015

Hm…sounds to me like somebody may be a tad bit jealous.  I doubt anyone, especially a 14-year-old boy, would want to be arrested, would want to embarrass his family, would want to be embarrassed in front of his peers.  But because of this ludicrous incident and the aid of social media, this child is now being invited to the White House, will probably be appearing on “Ellen”, has had the likes of NASA, Hillary Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg reaching out to him, has had countless people around the globe encouraging him to continue studying science, oh and I must not forget the crowdfunding.  Have we mentioned scholarships?  A reality show?  You think this kid asked for any of this?  He just got up one day and went to school.  I’m sure he didn’t think all this shit would happen.  But I’m glad this kid is winning.

Maybe pompous Dawkins doesn’t get this kid.  After all, he has spoken against “creationism” and “intelligent design”, which may explain why he doesn’t get what this intelligent child designed and created.  Imagine if we all prevented our future generations from studying science because we were too afraid of what they may create or “invent”.  Imagine if someone had prevented Bill Gates or Steve Jobs from building computers in their garage.

As far as clocks are concerned, I know a lot about them.  My autistic sister collects them.  She has hundreds of them.  To her it’s always either 11:15 or 3:55 because the hands are always on 11 and 3, her two favorite numbers.  Two years ago I built one for her as a Christmas gift.  I bought the kit at a hobby store.  It has wires, a battery compartment, an alarm feature and it even ticks.  It sounds very similar to the one Ahmed created.  It still sits on my sister’s shelf.  Remarkably I wasn’t arrested for giving it to an autistic person.



I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!

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