Kyle Rittenhouse

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First off, for most people who support and chant “defund the police,” it’s not literally about eliminating police departments. Second, despite what fuckers like Tucker will repeatedly tell you, President Biden has NEVER expressed support for “defunding the police” or eliminating police. Even though it’s on public record, Republicans keep lying about it.

A lot of Democrats have criticized the slogan and movement. Despite that, Republicans have used it against them and will continue to do so. Fuck facts, right? They’re Republicans.

“Defund the Police” is mostly a slogan while there are more serious efforts to reduce funding and restructure police departments in addition to redistributing police responsibilities to other government agencies. Slogans that are more than three words just are not as catchy. Ever been to a Trump rally? “Lock her up,” “space force,” “build the wall,” “send them back,” “save whitey,” “I got crabs,” are all catchy and extremely limited. For the Black Lives Matter movement, “defund the police” is catchier than “reduce police department budgets so they stop buying tanks and rocket launchers.”

A 2020 study by The Washington Post showed that since 1960, around the time cops were buying water hoses and billy clubs for crowd control on black Americans protesting against discrimination and for civil rights, police spending has increased 800 percent while there’s been a minuscule drop in the national crime rate.

As for redistributing responsibilities for the police, why are they in charge of homelessness, mental health, and substance abuse? Did you know that one in four people killed by cops suffers from severe mental illness? Taking money from cops so they can’t buy bazookas, and giving it to more capable agencies, like mental health counseling, is a good idea. Maybe we can chant “demilitarize the police?” Too many syllables?

In case you’re a Republican, a syllable is a unit of pronunciation having more than one vowel sound without surrounding consonants. “Demilitarize” has five syllables. Notice that each syllable has at least one vowel. Vowels are the letters a, e, i, o, u. Tomorrow, we’ll do consonants. Anyway, nobody’s going to chant it.

Most people don’t support defunding the police or even reallocating resources and responsiblities. But most people don’t understand what they’re talking about on this issue. A lot of them are being lied to. Lies work. For example, Virginia made Glenn Youngkin governor over fear of something that doesn’t exist. Now, we have book burnings in Virginia. It’s shit like this that makes me turn off the news on Saturdays and watch something like “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.”

Donald Trump leads the way for Republicans lying about where Democrats stand on defunding the police. He tweeted, before he got banned for using Twitter to coordinate a terrorist attack to destroy our democracy and constitution, “The Radical Left Democrats new theme is ‘Defund the Police.’ Remember that when you don’t want Crime, especially against you and your family. This is where Sleepy Joe is being dragged by the socialists. I am the complete opposite, more money for Law Enforcement!” he tapped off the tweet with a hashtag about law and order, which is another example of Republicans missing the irony. Also, looking at how Trump needed to capitalize “radical,” “left,” “crime” and “law enforcement” makes me think we need to reallocate money from cops and into educating old crusty-ass racist orange politicians.

But the reality is that a majority of Democrats don’t support defunding the police. President Biden is totally opposed to defunding police and is in favor or reform.

Bernie Sanders, who nobody will argue is a moderate, is also opposed to defunding police and has spoken out for more accountability from police, along with better education and training, and making their job better defined. Republicans are probably against all that too.

Senator Cory Booker said he understood the sentiment behind the slogan but would not use it.

Congressional Caucus chair Karen Black said, “”I do think that, in cities, in states, we need to look at how we are spending the resources and invest more in our communities. Maybe this is an opportunity to re-envision public safety.” Pfft. Republicans don’t want to do that.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said, “‘Defund the police’ is killing our party, and we’ve got to stop it.” Clyburn compared the slogan “defund the police” to “burn, baby, burn” used in the 1960s which many believe alienated and undermined support for the Civil Rights Movement.

“Defund the police” has been credited for Democrats losing House seats in 2020. It may have saved a few Republican Senate seats as well. Republicans are much better at messaging than Democrats, even if they are all lies.

While Republicans argue against defunding the police, they support the white nationalists who wounded Capitol Police during their insurrection, accused one of the cops of murdering one of their terrorists when he “stood his ground” and shot her as she was attempting to break into the Speaker’s office, and the GOP voted against awarding medals to the Capitol Police. Irony, irony, irony, motherfuckers.

Where do Republicans in Congress stand on defunding the Capitol Police Department? Maybe they’re not needed since Lauren Boebert is bringing a gun to the House Floor every day.

While cops are arguing against any reform, they also support white vigilantes. In Kenosha, they patted racist vigilantes on the back, gave them water, and drove by past Kyle Rittenhouse very slowly after he had just shot three people, killing two of them.

Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t even tried for being a vigilante as the judge in his case accepted before the trial that he was in Kenosha to clean graffiti and offer medical assistance he wasn’t qualified to give. The judge decided the gun he couldn’t purchase legally was legal for him to skulk around the city with. The judge never questioned why graffiti could only be cleaned after Kyle’s curfew. The judge never questioned if the person Kyle shot was possibly defending himself. If Kyle can claim self-defense because the guy he killed pulled out a gun, then why couldn’t the person he shot make the same claim. In case you forgot, Kyle already had his gun out. And if it was legal in Wisconsin for Kyle to terrorize people with a gun at his age, then why isn’t it legal in that state for Kyle to buy the gun? Did Wisconsin become Florida?

My point with that is, the judge and the jury, joined the Kenosha Police Department in supporting vigilantes. If we’re going to bring in vigilantes, and the cops are going to ignore when they kill people, then why do we need cops? Maybe we can just defund and get rid of the racist cops? What’s that you say? Then there won’t be any cops?

The real irony is we need to defund the police so we can fund some police to police the police.

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The Not-Guilty Club


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Conservative’s hypocrisy is well documented. What goes for them doesn’t apply to those they disagree with. It’s why Donald Trump can accuse others of being sex offenders while talking about “grabbing them by the pussy” and endorsing pedophiles.

For example, look at how conservatives treat Supreme Court rulings. If the court rules gay marriages should be legal, makes abortion the law of the land, or upholds Obamacare, then they’re activist judges and they got it wrong. But, if they rule home bazookas are a constitutional right, corporations are people when it comes to campaign laws, employers can use their religious bigotry to deny female employees healthcare, or racist fucknuts in yee-haw states can prevent black people from voting, then you can’t question it because it’s a court ruling. What do you know? Don’t you know the Supreme Court is full of lawyers and they’re way more qualified than you are when it comes to the law?

Yeah, like all lawyers agree on everything. If your defense is that a lawyer agrees with you, then all you have to do is pick the right lawyer. Sidney Powell is a lawyer.

Years ago, I was engaged in a friendly debate at a bar over the cause of the Civil War. The bartender was arguing it was over states’ rights and NOT slavery. He said his father was a history professor who believed it was over states’ rights, so case closed. I pointed out that for every history professor he could find arguing the states’ rights bullshit, I could find 20 who disagreed with him. In fact, that case is closed. The Civil War was over slavery. Conservatives do the same thing with the black-friend defense.

They’ll argue someone isn’t racist, like Donald Trump, because their one black friend said he’s not racist. Suddenly to them, a race is a monolith.

Take the OJ Simpson case for example. OJ had two trials. One for murder and the other for liability. The juries disagreed with each other. One jury found him not guilty. The other jury found him liable.

So, when your local idiot argues Kyle is innocent and justified in doing what he did because a jury said so, you can point out, no…they didn’t. The jury found him not guilty. “Not guilty” doesn’t mean the defendant is innocent. It means the prosecution failed to make its case.

In Kyle’s case, you had a very inept prosecution going up against a defense that was heavily funded by America’s white nationalists and a biased judge. The prosecution didn’t have a chance.

In OJ’s case, you had a very dysfunctional prosecution outwitted and outgunned by the defense team. Robert Shapiro put together a dream team of lawyers, that included F. Lee Bailey and Alan Dershowitz, and was masterminded by Johnny Cochran, who was probably the nation’s best defense lawyer at the time. Prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden basically handed “if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” to Johnny Cochran.

Do you recall any white person going from “OJ did it” to, “Well, a jury found him not guilty, so that means he didn’t do it”? Maybe just Robert Kardashian, who went from defending OJ and picking up his laundry to believing he’s guilty and that he helped free a murderer.

A jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of murdering two people, just like a jury found OJ not guilty of murdering his ex-wife and her friend.

When asked about the verdict in the Rittenhouse case, President Biden said, “The jury system works and we have to abide by it.” We do have to abide by it, but that doesn’t mean it works.

“Not guilty” doesn’t mean “innocent.” Remind your local fucknut the ruling for Rittenhouse is the same as the ruling for OJ. If they believe Rittenhouse is innocent because of a not-guilty verdict, then they must believe OJ is innocent too.

It’s been over 25 years since the OJ trial, and he still hasn’t found the “real killers.” But I have, and I put them both in this cartoon.

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Hater Photo-Op


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Right after Kyle Rittenhouse escaped from going to prison for the rest of his life after killing two people on the pretense of defending himself from a situation he created, he claimed he wanted anonymity. And then he called Tucker.

Kyle has been offered internships by the vilest in Congress, Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz, and Marjorie Taylor Green. What an impressive resume that would make for Kyle. But Kyle has rejected them and said he doesn’t want anything to do with politics. And then he went on Tucker.

In fact, Kyle did Tucker’s show and another with NewsNation’s Ashleigh Banfield. During his trial, Tucker Carlson had a film crew embedded with Kyle’s legal team so he could make a documentary on Kyle for Fox News. Kyle told Banfield he wasn’t paid by Fox News for his participation in the documentary, but looking at Kyle’s history with the truth, this needs to be authenticated.

While Kyle was stalking the streets of Kenosha after curfew with an assault rifle, he was lying to people. He lied about his age and he lied about his medical credentials. Kyle lies about a lot of shit. Also, Tucker said he didn’t pay Kyle so yeah…we need definitely to check that shit out, because Tucker has an awful history with the truth as well.

Kyle says he wants to disappear, but people who want to disappear don’t go on Tucker’s show minutes after a not-guilty verdict for shooting three people and murdering two. Kyle couldn’t even wait to get home to go on Tucker. He did the interview from the car taking him home. Then, he went on Tucker again. I’m sure we’ll see him on Tucker in the future.

Kyle says he wants to grow a beard and disappear. With a beard, Kyle can finally be a real man, like he was playing to be by stalking the streets of Kenosha after curfew with an assault rifle pretending he was a soldier. I’m sure after he’s a real boy and is capable of growing a beard, he’ll go on Tucker to show it off. I’m sure a beard will do for Kyle just like a beard did for Ted Cruz.

Kyle believes President Joe Biden defamed his character during the presidential campaign by aligning him with white supremacists. Kyle told Tucker, “It’s actual malice, defaming my character, for him to say something like that.” But, Kyle…he didn’t say anything about you. Also, you can’t complain about people claiming you’re aligned with white nationalists when you’re in bars drinking with white nationalists and flashing the white-power symbol. Rittenhouse wants Biden to take responsibility while he refuses to take any. He blames his association with the Proud Boys on his former lawyers, forgetting the fact he can say no. Did Kyle’s former lawyers also trick him to drink underage in a Proud Boy bar?

He also claims he wasn’t aware the OK sign was for white power. It’s not when non-racist use it…which is mostly never now. But when you’re in a bar with white nationalists, it’s a white power sign, you little stupid fuck. And in case you haven’t noticed, white nationalists are always flashing the OK sign.

Kyle also told Tucker, “I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement, I support peacefully demonstrating. This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense.”

Now, that’s a bunch of bullshit. This has nothing to do with race but with self-defense? So, you crossed state lines to defend yourself? Bullshit.

Kyle supports Black Lives Matter? Then why wasn’t he marching with them instead of shooting at them? Screw you, Kyle. You can’t claim to be non-racist after flashing the white-power sign in a Proud Boy group photo. You can’t claim you support Black Lives Matter while on Tucker Carlson’s show. You can’t say you support Black Lives Matter then fly down to Mar-a-Lago for a photo-op with the chunkiest orange racist there’s ever been.

Donald Trump said that Kyle called him because he’s a big fan of Trump. Talk about lying. Kyle didn’t call Trump. Trump’s people called Kyle. Trump, like Tucker and the three shitty amigos in Congress, are only using Kyle for their politics. And, Kyle…you don’t need to go running to kiss Trump’s ass when he calls. You’re not Kevin McCarthy. Also, you can’t support Black Lives Matter while being a Trump fan.

Another thing, Kyle…you can’t claim you’re not racist when you continue to pose for photos with known racists. Hell, Donald Trump gave the Proud Boys a shout-out on the debate stage. You don’t want to be associated with racists but you and your mom posed with the guy white nationalists had an insurrection for.

When Biden aligned Kyle with racists, he didn’t mention Kyle. He was condemning Trump for his refusal to denounce racists like Proud Boys. A video was included in Biden’s tweet attacking Trump, and there was a brief clip of Kyle hunting down anti-racism protesters.

Kyle is upset that President Biden included a brief clip of him with his condemnation of Trump’s support of racism…then Kyle poses in a photo with Trump. You can’t make this shit up.

Kyle, if you want people to stop believing you’re a racist, then stop hanging out with racists like Proud Boys, Donald Trump, and Tucker Carlson.

Kyle’s claims he’s not a white nationalist were made on the number-one show with white nationalists. White nationalists LOVE them some Tucker Carlson. Again, Republicans suck at catching irony.

While on the top-rated show with white nationalists, the white nationalists’ favoritest person in the entire world asked Kyle, “Did you know how dishonest media coverage of events could be?”

Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, the three racist congressional goons, Proud Boys, right-wing fanatical political cartoonists like Ben Garrison, Steve Kelley, and Gary McCoy (just a few examples, with none of them drawing about the Ahmaud Arbery case yet), don’t care about Kyle Rittenhouse. He’s just their prop to “own the libs.” He’s a part of their tribe.

The fact these racist tribalist fucknuts care so much about Kyle, for now, is proof this was never about self-defense.

You know, it was self-defense because one of the guys Kyle shot pulled his gun out…on Kyle who already a gun out.

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There goes the neighborhood…but in a good way


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Enjoy the cartoon. I’m taking the rest of Thanksgiving off. I’ll blog on this soon enough.

Have a happy Thanksgiving, readers.

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Turkeys For Rittenhouse


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Thanks to the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial where he got off on all four charges that involved killing two people and wounding one, in addition to having two other charges thrown out, it’s now right-wing white nationalist hunting season on anti-racism protesters.

The law-and-order party is championing vigilantism to run rampant throughout the nation. They’re championing minors to patrol streets with automatic weapons they can’t own legally. They’re championing minor vigilantes lying about their age and their medical credentials. They’re championing minors taking AR-15s to clean graffiti and give medical attention.

The law-and-order party is praising that a minor with an assault rifle killed a registered sex offender. Basically, the law-and-order party is saying, “Fuck trials, fuck the trials that already sentenced the guy, fuck his probation, and fuck whether or not you know he’s a pedophile.” Oh, yeah. Funny thing. It doesn’t matter if one of Kyle’s victims was a pedophile or a Catholic priest. Shit. Bad example. Anyway, Kyle, the slapper of teenage girls, is the gunhumpers’ champion against pedophilia. By the way, most of these people excited over Kyle killing a pedophile are silent over pedophiles in the Catholic Church.

Kyle, the guy who flashes the universal white power symbol while drinking underage with a bunch of Proud Boys (no, it wasn’t a gay bar…I think), is the right’s champion of shooting people for protesting against racism.

Thanks to a corrupt judge and a corrupt system, Kyle gets to spend Thanksgiving with his racist mother. And I guarantee you this…

It’s also going to be a white Christmas.

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Happy Hunting


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Trumpers, conservatives, gun humpers, and other assorted vile petulant creatures are all hailing the not-guilty verdict the Kenosha jury handed down on Kyle Rittenhouse. No, these fucknuts only want Kyle as a hero in their culture war. For them, it’s owning the libs. They don’t care about Kyle any more than they care whether or not Donald Trump wears an extra-absorbent man diaper or that during his colonoscopy, they found Amelia Earhart.

Kyle Rittenhouse is not innocent. He was found not guilty by a jury with very tight rules overseen by a racist Trumper judge who has Trump’s theme song as his ring tone. He was found not guilty after a trial where the judge wouldn’t allow the prosecution much of anything.

Mark Richards, one of Rittenhouse’s attorneys, told the press after the verdict that he wouldn’t have taken the job if it was to aid in a culture. Yet, the money he collected is from a defense fund filled with donations from MAGAts.

Kyle’s mom complained about President Biden insinuating her son is a white supremacist. Fortunately for her, the judge wouldn’t allow the prosecution to enter into evidence photos of underage Kyle hanging out in a bar with the proud boys wearing a “free as fuck” shirt and flashing the white power sign.

The jury got to hear about humanitarian Kyle who only wanted to clean graffiti with an AR-15.

The defense tells us he’s traumatized, can’t sleep, and suffers from PTSD. But, he didn’t look like he was suffering while flashing the white power sign with his white nationalist beer buddies. The photo was taken between the time of the shooting and the time of the trial.

Now in Wisconsin, you are free to kill people you disagree with if you believe it is self-defense. Wisconsin can be tough if you break their laws, except teens breaking curfew and illegally possessing guns.

Kyle’s lawyer said all his client wants now is anonymity, peace, and to be left alone. But, he’s also done an interview with Tucker Carlson and will be on his show again in a couple of days. His mom is still asking for money for his defense fund which has close to $500,000 in it at this time.

Let’s not forget how this began, over cops shooting a black man in the back. Conservatives are rejoicing that a little racist fuck got to kill and maim people protesting against cops killing black people. They got what they wanted. And it will happen again and again.

Kyle is not the victim here. You don’t create a situation you need self-defense from.

Welcome to America. No justice. No peace.

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Rittenhouse Verdict


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Sorry, kids. No blog. I’m on my CNN deadline and I stopped to jam this out real quick. I gotta get back to that before they start screaming at me.

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Looking For Trouble


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The entire legal defense for Kyle Rittenhouse is that he shot three people, killing two, in self-defense. But there’s a funny thing about looking for trouble. Usually, when you look for trouble, you find it.

Kyle Rittenhouse went looking for trouble. He crossed states to a city he didn’t live in, went to a friend’s house in that city to pick up an AR-15 his friend bought for him because Rittenhouse was too young to purchase it at that time, then went to an anti-racism protest. At that protest, he wandered off from all the other racist gun humpers and shot three people.

Before Kyle “defended himself,” he skulked around with the other gun-wielding self-appointed vigilantes and told big fat chunky lies.

It’s always been my opinion that if you have to lie to support your position, then you’re on the wrong side or doing the wrong thing. For example, if you lie to your mother and say you’re going to your friend’s house to study but in reality, you’re going to a rave to do pantless keg stands, then you’re probably doing the wrong thing. And if you’re lying about your age and qualifications, then you’re probably doing the wrong thing.

Kyle told everyone near him that cheery Kenosha night that he was 18-years-old. He was 17. Hey, that lie worked at the Proud Boy Bar, so why not to join the Kenosha vigilante Nazi goon squad? But, it turns out he didn’t have to lie about his age as the judge in his trial has dropped the charges of being an underage gun-carrying racist juvenile out after his bedtime.

Question: When Kyle lied and told everyone he was 18, did he have to turn in his Hitler Youth card?

The judge has dropped the charges against Kyle for a minor possessing a gun. The argument is that the gun is also underage. No, but seriously…I’m shocked they didn’t do that. Really, the judge dropped that charge because the law in Wisconsin isn’t clear on the barrel length for it to be illegal for a juvenile racist to possess. I’m glad it’s not a rape trial as this judge might drop all charges based on penis length.

He also dropped the breaking curfew charge because there wasn’t enough evidence. Sure, it’s a technicality, and there really isn’t enough evidence beyond the video, witnesses who saw him, including the cops who gave him bottles of water and waved him by after he shot people, and oh yeah, the shooting of people.

I think the curfew thing is very important. Why? Because if Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t where he wasn’t supposed to be at the time he wasn’t supposed to be there, two people would still be alive and nobody would have been shot.

Also, if Kyle didn’t possess what he wasn’t legally allowed to possess, then he wouldn’t have shot anyone.

Kyle’s other juicy whopper was his qualification to be there. He claimed he is EMT certified and there to protect car lots and give medical attention. He’s not even old enough to be EMT certified. Fun fact: Kyle didn’t give medical attention to any of the people he shot. including the one he shot, in self-defense, four times.

Kyle is a lifeguard but unfortunately, nobody was drowning in Kenosha that night.

The prosecution may be drowning though. And I kinda expect Kyle to get off. In my last column, I made a bunch of predictions about Kyle’s future if he gets off. I have a new one.

The Kyle Rittenhouse we’ve seen in this trial, the sweet cherub humanitarian who is so concerned about the community he doesn’t live in and generous enough to loan his bulletproof vest to a friend, will not be the Kyle we see after the trial, if he gets off.

The Kyle we’ll see after the trial will be an arrogant smug little self-entitled prick who hangs out in bars with Proud Boys. That’s also the Kyle we saw before the trial.

And who knows, if the self-defense argument works after looking for trouble, Kyle may go to another protest and shoot more people. Hell, if Kyle gets off, it’s a green light to racist gun humpers to shoot anti-racism protesters throughout Wisconsin. It’ll be legal in Wisconsin just like it’s legal in Florida to shoot a black guy in a hoodie with Skittles approaching you.

Kyle Rittenhouse may be freed, and we need to prepare ourselves for that. More importantly, we need to prepare ourselves for the aftermath.

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Learn To Cry


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People Magazine has made Paul Rudd the “Sexiest Man Alive.” Now, I don’t know who the authority of sexiness is over there at the People Magazine, or why being the sexiest living person can only last a year, but Paul Rudd is a pretty cool dude. I can accept he’s sexy. Yes, I still like girls.

Think about it. This dude is so sexy, he got to marry Phoebe Buffay in Friends, who was always anti-marriage until she met Paul Rudd. Paul Rudd is cool and understanding. He didn’t even have a hangup over Phoebe giving birth to her little brother’s three babies. It’s sexy to be an Avenger. It’s sexy to be friends on a first-name basis with Captain America, or “Cap,” to his friends like Antman. It’s sexy to help your friend lose his virginity at the age of 40 (not Captain America). It’s sexy to be in a Rush cover band with Jason Segal. It’s sexy to be a Ghostbuster, which is enough to make a nerd like Egon Spengler sexy, so just imagine what that does for someone who’s already cool and sexy like Paul Rudd. The only thing that’s probably keeping Paul Rudd from spontaneous combustion of sexiness is the Sex Panther incident, which one witness described as, “It smells like Bigfoot’s dick.”

Do you know what’s NOT sexy? Stomping around with an assault rifle when you’re too young to own it in some town you don’t live in under the pretense of protecting car lots and offering medical assistance. Like Kyle Rittenhouse, I am not a doctor but I’m pretty sure you’re not providing medical assistance by shooting people.

Hell, this kid with the Hitler Youth haircut wasn’t just breaking the law by skulking the streets of Kenosha playing soldier with a real assault rifle, he was out after curfew.

Kyle is pretending to be a civil servant and bodacious humanitarian, like when he described loaning his bulletproof vest to a friend.
I’m just spitballing here, but if the environment may require the wearing of a bulletproof vest, maybe a 17-year-old shouldn’t be in that environment.

Even if Kenosha store owners gave a shout-out for strangers with assault rifles to protect their yogurt shops, or whatever the fuck it is they sell, I’m fairly certain nobody put out an ad for 17-year-old out-of-state gun humpers to do this.
Another fun fact: Kenosha has a police department which means they probably don’t need law-enforcement help from some underage out-of-state wingnut with an assault rifle who lies about his age and being an EMT.

Kyle is a lifeguard, but if he’s the only one around while I get a cramp in the deep end, just let me work it out myself.

Also, if you need to shoot someone five times with an AR-15 to defend yourself, then you’re probably not qualified to “protect” anyone with an assault rifle. Rittenhouse lied to everyone that night he shot three people. He told other “defenders” of Kenosha’s businesses that he was a legal adult and was certified as an EMT, which he’s NOT because you can only get that after you’re 18. According to one witness, Rittenhouse mocked protesters when they shouted at his group of vigilantes. He was looking for a fight.
Protesters shouting at Vigilate Kyle, I can see that, but you never saw vigilante Batman getting shouted at by The Penguin.

Here’s what’s going to happen: With the judge’s babysitting assistance, his cell phone’s ring tone being the Trump rally theme song, his screaming at the shitty prosecution and not letting stuff like photos of underage Kyle drinking in bars with Proud Boys while wearing a white nationalist slogan on his T-shirt, and Kyle’s blubbering while looking out the corner of his eye to see if the jury is paying attention, he’s probably going to get off. Despite killing two people and shooting another’s bicep off because he’s horny for guns, Kyle Rittenhouse will probably walk.

I believe Kyle wouldn’t have ever hurt anyone that night if someone had just taken the kid out to get laid. It’s amazing what effect such an event can have on someone who never imagined they’d get the opportunity of touching a real live female and only experience the pleasures of the underwear page in a JC Penny catalog.

If Rittenhouse gets off (from the trial, not the underwear catalog, you pervert), that is where his brain will stop developing. He will never be enlightened and spend the rest of his life as a “victim.” He will forever believe white privilege does not exist after he escapes charges of killing two people and injuring one other.

Kyle Rittenhouse will become a hero to gun nuts, Republicans, white nationalists, and Nazis. I’m sorry, are each of those the same thing?

Kyle Rittenhouse will become a celebrity, like the assault rifles and mustard enthusiasts who were pointing guns at black people who had the nerve, the nerve I tell you, to walk on the sidewalk in front of their house in a St. Louis gated community.

Kyle will make the rounds of gun shows and Trump hate rallies. He will be paid for appearances. And when all that interest dies off, just like George Zimmerman before him, he’ll try to make a living by auctioning racist and killer trinkets. He’ll be paid to speak to certain “exclusive” clubs about that night he killed two people, injured one, all while “defending” himself. Like Byron De La Beckwith before him, he’ll do the racist-murderer tough.

Later, he may even move to Florida and run for Congress, probably in Matt Gaetz’s distract as he may be in prison when Kyle is old enough to serve in Congress, or sooner if he keeps lying about his age. Gaetz may not mind Kyle taking his seat because he likes 17-year-olds.

Kyle will never earn a college degree from Arizona Yee-Haw University, or wherever it is in that state he claims he’s taking an online course. What’s the deal? Can’t Kyle shoot protesters and attend college in his home state?
Kyle will never be EMT certified.

Kyle will be, if he isn’t already, a Proud Boy because he is still just a boy. Any traces left of humanity in Kyle will be gone by the time he’s 19.

Kyle will also keep collecting guns because, at this point, his penis has stopped growing.

Kyle will never reflect and wonder if he did something wrong. He’ll never look back and consider that maybe he could have done something to avoid killing two people and injuring another with an assault rifle. Kyle Rittenhouse will never consider, “Maybe I should have stayed home with the JC Penny catalog.” He will never consider any of this because, for the rest of his life, he’s only going to listen to the lunatics and maniacs who keep telling him he’s a hero, a victim, and collecting murder weapons isn’t overcompensating for anything.

These are the same racist right-wing assholes who set up a GoFundMe to pay for his legal defense.

Kyle will never cry for the people he killed, the person he hurt, or the ones they left behind. As we saw yesterday, Kyle only cries for himself.

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A Systemic High-Five


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I was talking to a colleague a couple weeks ago about racism. He said there is no such thing as white privilege. Of course, he’s a Republican who went to a prep school and a private Ivy League college.

I was talking to another friend this morning who asked if the sort of racism we’re seeing in the trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery will ever end. I referenced how blue Virginia just went red for the racist dog whistle of Critical Race Theory. So, it doesn’t look good that this will ever end in America.

The judge presiding over the trial for Kyle Rittenhouse has told the prosecution they can’t refer to the three men Rittenhouse shot, killing two of them, can not be referred to as “victims,” but the defense can call them “looters,” “rioters,” and “arsonists.” I’m surprised he didn’t include “rapists,” “dog kickers,” and “people who don’t use turn signals.”

Rittenhouse is the kid who traveled from Illinois to Kenosha, Wisconsin with an assault rifle under the guise of protecting businesses from “looters.” The police discouraged vigilantes from coming to their city to patrol the streets with high-caliber rifles, yet gave Rittenhouse support by giving him bottled water while he was skulking their streets. After he shot three people, and Rittenhouse threw his arms into the air while holding the assault rifle he had just used to shoot three people, killing two, the cops passed him by. The cops were all like, “Dopey dopey-doo, just another white kid with an assault rifle. Never mind they had just heard a bunch of shots and the crowd was screaming and pointing at the kid who had just killed people with an assault rifle. Kyle got to go home and sleep in his own bed that night.

How much do you want to bet that if it was a black guy walking the down with an assault rifle, the cops wouldn’t have just passed him by? You do not want to take that bet, because our justice system is racist. The Kenosha cops probably would have shot a black guy walking down the street with a Nerf gun. “Watch out! They’re nerfy!”

Down in Glynn County, Georgia, a judge allowed the selection of a jury that’s composed of five men and seven women. Only one of the jurors is black. The judge said he didn’t like it but it had to be allowed since the defense stated reasons for the selections other than race. Because the defense didn’t say they didn’t a person because that person is a “big fat N-word,” the selections were not based on race? But, one of the lawyers on the defense still complained about the selections, whining that there is NOT enough “Bubbas.” You know what a Bubba is. White guys who have boats that cost more than the trailers they live in, have buzz cuts, support a border wall, believe Covid is a hoax and vaccines kill, can’t decide if the greatest threat to America is illegal immigration or Critical Race Theory, believe AOC and Hillary Clinton are lesbian lovers, Joe Biden is a communist and controlled by China, voted for Donald Trump three times, and believe in The Big Lie. A Bubba may not see anything wrong with tiki-torch Nazis chanting, “Jews will not replace us.” A Bubba might want to attack Big Bird…wait…sorry. That’s Ted Cruz.

Keep in mind, this is a trial over three white men killing a black jogger with a shotgun. Of course, the defense in Georgia wants a jury composed of Bubbas. Out of these 11 white people, you only need one to vote against conviction. Hmmm, I wonder if they can find at least one white racist in Georgia to sit on this jury. What are the odds?

The defense wants a jury of Bubbas in a trial of three Bubbas who killed a black jogger. Of course, there can’t be a jury of people who look like Ahmaud Arbery.

There is nothing in the United States Constitution, which was written when slavery was legal, about the racial makeup of a jury. But, the Justice Department cares about how much black representation states put in congressional districts. So maybe the Justice Department can be concerned with equal justice in courts too.

The court summoned 1,000 citizens of Glynn County, where the population is about 27 percent black. Out of 1,000 people, they could only find one black person to be a fair juror? This is systemic racism.

The south has a horrible history with all-white juries in trials involving racism. In 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi, Byron De La Beckwith, a klansmen, shot and killed NAACP and civil rights leader Medgar Evers in the back as he was arriving home. Beckwith shot Evers from across the street. Evers’ wife and three children were home at the time.

Beckwith had two trials in 1964 for murder. Both juries were entirely white. Both trials ended in hung juries. During the second trial, the governor of Mississippi, Ross Barnett, interrupted the trial to shake Beckwith’s hand. There is still a large reservoir outside of Jackson named after Ross Barnett, who had also gone to Ole Miss to stop the first black student from enrolling into the university. Until fairly recently, the Confederate flag was a part of Mississippi’s state flag. Beckwith’s legal fees were paid by the Whites Citizens’ Council. For years after the trial, Beckwith would brag at Klan rallies, the predecessor to Trump rallies, about murdering Evers. In the 1980s, The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger discovered that the Mississippi State Sovereign Commission, a state-government agency funded by state taxes, which was created to protect Mississippi and its “sister states” from “encroachment” by the federal government and portray racial segregation in a positive light, had worked with Beckwith’s defense.

In fact, the state commission worked with Beckwith’s defense to spy and do research on potential jurors. They used taxpayer funds to help the defense find the most racist jurors. This commission was disbanded in 1977 and many in the state legislature argued that all the files of illegality, and showing who was spied on with what tactics, be burned. They were not burned but ordered sealed by the state for 50 years. The ACLU won a court fight for the records to be opened sooner. Based upon this agency’s support of Beckwith in his second trial, a new trial was held in 1994.

Fun fact: I was at the jury selection for this third trial and sat next to Beckwith’s wife who was very charming while telling me how the Kennedys were trying to frame her husband. The biggest death glare I ever got in my life was from Byron De La Beckwith. This was a man who shot someone in the back in his driveway, so I was a little intimidated. Byron De La Beckwith is probably the evilest person I’ve ever been in a room with. The Associated Press contacted me, wanting to know what Beckwith’s wife said to me. After I told them, they chose not to run with it as it sounded too absurd.

Beckwith was found guilty and ordered to serve the remainder of his life in prison. He died at the age of 80 in 2001. Byron De La Beckwith would have loved Donald Trump, who probably would have pardoned him.

My question today is: How far are we removed from states supporting racists? When you have a judge in South Carolina allowing a jury featuring only one back person, and the rest all white, I have to believe we’re not that far removed.

My question is: If three black men hunted down a white jogger and killed him, would white America be outraged if the jury for their murder trial was all black except for one white juror?

Correction: For some weird reason, I had a major boo-boo in this. I believe I should own my mistakes, even if only one person caught them. Today, that one person is my friend Sherry. While I researched to the point of knowing how many women and men were on the Arbery trial jury, I messed up the state despite knowing it. I had it as South Carolina instead of Georgia, which is the correct state in this subject. My bad.

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