The President of the United States has
the power to send text messages to
every American cell phone capable of
receiving a signal from certain towers.
These messages fall into the same
category as emergency weather and
Amber alerts. While some cell carriers
allow you to block emergency alerts,
texts from the President are unblockable. SourceSource 2
Don’t let the “Feel-Good” ending of the Ahmed Mohamed story fool or distract you: A minor was interrogated for hours and hours and repeatedly denied access to a lawyer or his parents by police when he asked. That is an actual crime.
I’m glad little Ahmed is going to space camp and will do well in his future. Good for him. But holy fuck, does no one care that the Texas police threw the law out of the window here? What they did was actually illegal. Will they be punished? No. Probably not.
But the mainstream press don’t care. MY GOD, MARK ZUCKERBERG LIKES HIM. THAT IS BASICALLY THE WHOLE STORY HERE.
Way back in 1929, President Hoover approved a proposal for a National Memorial Building for African American achievements in arts and sciences — but Congress did not. Congress didn’t officially pass an act to erect a federally owned museum until 2003. Ground wasn’t broken until nine years later, with a little help from President Obama.
Since we’re not the beloved first lady or the most skilled home entertainer of our generation, we’ll just have to settle for a video of the two snacking and making small talk. The clip comes from an upcoming Food Network special called Barefoot in Washington, which includes an invitation to an Obama/Barefoot Contessa dinner party.