Only emotions

We have no words to describe the senseless violence in Waukesha WI Sunday night 11-21-21, a community where once our young family lived. Nothing to add, no great insights, just sheer dumb stupefaction. We may never know why anyone would drive a vehicle at high speed through a Christmas parade of children and adults. We can only regret the loss of life and injury. We will always wonder at the depravity lurking like a virus deep within the souls of our human race, never knowing where it will leap into the open when least expected.

Or we may know soon enough

[UPDATED!] John F. Di Leo writes about Waukesha WI and domestic terror today in American Thinker:

Darrell Brooks, a 38-year-old rapper with a long rap sheet, is the alleged driver of the vehicle. Early reports point to two possibilities: either he did this on purpose, as an intentional terror attack, or he and his cronies were fleeing an earlier crime – reportedly, a stabbing …

But he’s still not the worst kind of domestic terrorist.

Why was he out on the street today? … to drive down that road at all? Darrell Brooks’ rap sheet includes – in addition to past convictions – multiple open cases [a] 22-year-long published criminal record … 

Despite a history that demonstrates his ongoing threat to the community, charges were repeatedly dropped or pled down, sentences were reduced to time served (such as, in one case, just 19 days), he was always given work-release, probation, and bail, despite a record of continuing to perpetrate violations whenever he was set free.

If bail protocols were rational, he would be in jail awaiting the trials for the cases he already had pending, including felony assault just two days before the parade, after which he was, once again, arrested and released on bail.

The violent criminals who started dumpster fires in Kenosha, who launched shopping district break-ins in Naperville, and who perpetrated literal neighborhood takeovers in Portland, Seattle and so many more cities in 2020 were rarely first offenders.

There is only one reason why crime is so high in America today; only one reason why so many known criminals are on the streets, free to rob, rape, brutalize and murder.

It is that Leftist politicians – elected by their constituents to keep the streets safe; that’s their primary responsibility – have sided with the criminal element, time and again … 

 

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Choose your own experts

Progressives expect gunplay! 

A shame that the WI State Journal can find no expert to support the Rittenhouse jury’s verdict or criticize civil authorities for abandoning Kenosha in its hour of need. Their syndicated, Page 1 story Sunday spanned America in search of experts who agreed with their basic premise: that civil rights protesters will be gunned down on sight now that Kyle Rittenhouse is back on the range, sighting in his AR-15.

“Legal experts expect gunplay” was the headline. Well, the legal experts they chose to quote, anyway.

Nary, the reader is expected to believe, exists an expert in America who believes that it was the right verdict or that the unrestrained looting, arson, and vandalism invited that gunplay. That Defund the Police crowd who orders law enforcement to stand down might have created the vacuum that sucked in the nut cases like Joseph Rosenbaum and wannabe’s like Kyle Rittenhouse.

→ “Consultant wants Madison police to be even less visible.” (Read & weep!)

Reparations by other means

Among others quoted in the syndicated story is Keith Findlay, “a professor of criminal law at UW-Madison.” Not reported is that Finlay a sponsor of the new City of Madison’s Police Civilian Review Board. Which turns out to be yet another BLM scam! Good on Chris Rickert for revealing that these police bashers now are trying to expropriate $20,000 for its leader. And between $3,000 to $5,000 for each of its 13 members. They’re already paid $100 a month and only two other committees (out of a thicket of some 80 civilian committees) are paid anything at all, and then just a fraction of the cop bashers.

Blame this on Rittenhouse!

We’ve been talking about the Woke’s war on discipline. Kid nabbed for a loaded firearm at Verona high school. 

Flowers appeared in court Friday and was released from custody on a signature bond. He was ordered not to possess any weapons. At the time of his arrest Wednesday [11-17-21], Flowers was already on a signature bond for a felony theft charge issued in October, which also barred him from possessing any weapons. (Read & Weep!)

Difference is that Mr. Flowers was not defending his school against arson, looting, or vandalism.

The other piece in Sunday’s WI State Journal reports that “Hundreds across the U.S. turn out to protest acquittal.” Hundreds! From sea to shining sea! From the New York highlands to the gulf stream waters! HUNDREDS! That must include the 50 (seems a little high) social justice warriors summoned by Freedom Inc. here in progressive Madison WI. The Capital Times reports it like it was the College of Cardinals electing a pope. Guess what? They suspect (wait for it): Racism!

Elsewhere, Rittenhouse defense counsel Mark Richards “had harsh words for some coverage he saw on CNN and MSNBC.”

“It makes me angry that they can’t take the time to at least get the generic, basic facts correct, because it didn’t fit into the story they wanted to tell.”

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Lot of that going around these days.

Are CNN and MSNBC about to make Kyle Rittenhouse rich?

 

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Who shot and killed Lady Justice?

It wasn’t Liberty Valance!

We love the work of Wisconsin State Journal cartoonist Phil Hands. But his editorial pen leaked ink today. He depicts Lady Justice shot dead by Kyle Rittenhouse — “in self defense.”

But Lady Justice did not threaten to kill Kyle Rittenhouse. Someone else did. Lady Justice did not pursue the defendant through the streets of Kenosha or attempt to take away his gun. That was someone else. She was not enraged that the young man extinguished her attempts to burn down more of the city, unlike the actual aggessor. America’s symbol of justice was not a convicted child rapist acting “hyper-aggressive.” That would be Joseph Rosenbaum.

Lady Justice ignored the politically charged noise and static. She listened to the evidence. Justice is color-blind. She applied the law.

It’s open season on protesters,” wails a University of Georgia professor, host of the podcast Radikaal. Rushing to judgment without hearing the evidence — like so many, he warns: “Demonstrators in the US must fear not only police brutality but also right-wing vigilantes.” (Source here.) But there no evidence that Rittenhouse was (gasp!) Republican — much less right wing! Reports that he was militia were more news media malpractice. MSNBC chasing the jury down the street!

→ If convicted criminals Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Gaige Grosskreutz are civil rights demonstrators, Ed Gein was a haberdasher!

It was self-defense

The WI State Journal editorial that accompanied Phil Hands’ cartoon asks: “If carrying an AR-15 down a crowded street isn’t provocative, what is?” Is a beautiful woman out alone at night also provocative? A black man sitting at a cafeteria counter in the 1950s South? A pro-cop speaker at a Madison school board meeting? A big rock on the UW-Madison campus? 

We’ll say it again: Kyle Rittenhouse, Ryan Balch, and Dominick Black should not have been out and about in downtown Kenosha 08-25-20. But neither should Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz! They and/or their allies had already burned and looted Kenosha the night before. They thrived in the vacuum that Democrats like Gov. Tony Evers created when they kept police at bay.

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and Ald. Tag Evers did the same thing when they sided with BLM shakedown artist Devonere Johnson (“the black Jesus”) in June 2020. Result; statues topped, city hall burned, glass shattered, and people were beaten in the shadow of the State Capitol. Cops were told to stand down. Erick Erickson recommends:

If you are concerned about the rise of vigilantism, stop rioting. Stop burning down buildings claiming it is not violence. Stop defunding the police. Stop ordering the police to stand down and not enforce the law against rioters. 

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Why did Kenosha not burn again after Friday’s verdict? Dare we say it? (We do! We do!) Because the justice system worked and Kyle Rittenhouse is a free man.

Why are we letting elected officials off the hook?

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Joe Biden is angry at Kyle Rittenhouse

The usual suspects vent

President Joe Biden: “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included …” 

WI Governor Tony Evers: “No verdict will be able to bring back the lives of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, or heal Gaige Grosskreutz’s injuries, just as no verdict can heal the wounds or trauma experienced by Jacob Blake and his family. No ruling today changes our reality in Wisconsin that we have work to do toward equity, accountability, and justice that communities across our state are demanding and deserve.” 

Elie Mystal, The Nation:  “It’s our white justice system working as intended.”  

Madison-area Democratic Socialists: “Few of us are surprised by today’s verdict in the trial against Kyle Rittenhouse, the white supremacist vigilante who murdered two anti-racist protesters in Kenosha last year. But it’s impossible not to be sick with anger and grief anyway.”   

Kyle Rittenhouse, fire fighter

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum are victims. They should be alive today. The only reason they’re not is because a violent, dangerous man chose to take a gun across state lines and start shooting people.”

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway: “The jury’s decision in the Rittenhouse trial is deeply disturbing. Unfortunately, this will perpetuate distrust in the justice system and further normalize gun violence. Allowing vigilantism to masquerade as self-defense is a terrible precedent.” — 

Freedom Inc.: WHITE SUPREMACIST KENOSHA KOURTS today declared white supremacist killer Kyle Rittenhouse NOT GUILTY on all charges. MEET US at PENN PARK TODAY 11/19 @ 6PM to SPEAK OUT on Kenosha!

State Rep. Francesca Hong, D-Madison: “Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer and justice was not served today. His acquittal speaks volumes to the privilege of whiteness in America.”

ACLU Wisconsin: “The events in Kenosha stem from the deep roots of white supremacy in our society’s institutions. They underscore that the police do not protect communities of color in the same way they do white people.”

Hannah Nicole-Jones, author of NY Times 1619 Project: “In this country, you can even kill white people and get away with it if those white people are fighting for Black lives. This is the legacy of 1619.” 


Today’s chuckle: There are so many federal agents in Kenosha right now you’d think it was a school board meeting.

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Self-defense is legal in Wisconsin

Tony Evers mourns Kyle’s assailants!

Kenosha will be calm tonight precisely because Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted this morning in Kenosha WI.

Defense attorney Mark Richards told the news media, “The people who want to cause trouble don’t want to hear from Kyle Rittenhouse.

Rittenhouse acquitted

A lot of very not-nice persons were burning down Kenosha that August night in 2020. Tell the police to stand down, refuse to send reinforcements (as Gov. Tony Evers did), bash the cops and see what slithers out in the vacuum. So thank you Mr. Richards for saying what you could not in court: “Mr. Rosenbaum was not a nice person.”

Mark Richards said the turning point in the case was liberating it from publicity whores (our words) like Lin Wood (a Trump stolen-election nut).

One of the worst media offenders, MSNBC host Chuck Todd, tried hard to pump his experts to denounce the verdict. His NBC legal analyst refused to bite. Analyst Danny Cevallos thought the verdict justified by the evidence. But former prosecutor Joyce Vance obliged by likening Kyle’s acquittal to a bank robber shooting his way out of the bank lobby and claiming self-defense. WTF!

Rittenhouse broke no law

Even the Werkes thought a 17-year-old ought not to be carrying a firearm. (That is was an AR-15 is immaterial.) But the judge (we think, convincingly) ruled that a quirk in the statute allows a 16-year-old to wield a rifle, as long as its barrel is not “short.” (However that is ill-defined.)

On Joe Biden’s rush to judgment, defense attorney Richards was generous to allow that, today, the President urged acceptance of the verdict. A President who called the young Rittenhouse a militia terrorist. Media malpractice in libeling Kyle as a chaos tourist with no connection to Kenosha. Uber-progressive John Nichols impugned the integrity of Judge Schroeder by his smartphone ring tone! No mention of the prosecution violating the defendant’s right to avoid self-incrimination.

This was not a rush to judgment

The jury deliberated for 25 hours+ over three days, sought print-outs of the jury instructions, asked to review key video. You want inflection points: either lawful government keeps order — which it did or could not — or the citizenry will. Tony Evers should be indicted; his jury will render its verdict a year from now.


Tony Evers sides with aggressors!

Tony Evers

Tony Nevers

“No verdict will be able to bring back the lives of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, or heal Gaige Grosskreutz’s injuries, just as no verdict can heal the wounds or trauma experienced by Jacob Blake and his family. No ruling today changes our reality in Wisconsin that we have work to do toward equity, accountability, and justice that communities across our state are demanding and deserve.” — WI Governor Tony Evers.


Blaska’s Bottom Line: Mark Richards says he’s attending the Badger game Saturday. “I want to see ‘em beat Nebraska.” So do we — but only in self-defense!

Are you watching Joy Reid tonight
or good, clean pornography?

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Even CNN admits Trump was right about collusion hoax

It was Barzini Hillary all along.

The Great Reckoning has begun. In a bombshell mea culpa posted today, CNN admits, in essence, that the infamous Steele dossier alleging that Donald Trump as blackmailed into serving Vladimir Putin should be called “the Clinton dossier.” In words that CNN suggests but cannot bring itself to say: the Russian Collusion hoax was a Democrat(ic) party insurrection designed to bring down the presidency of Donald Trump in its infancy. In CNN’s own words:

Legitimate questions are now being raised about the dossier — how it was used by Democrats as a political weapon against Trump, how it was handled by the FBI and US intelligence agencies, and how it was portrayed in the mainstream media.

CNN — itself a hoax super spreader — now admits “Democratic officials, the media … initially hyped Steele’s work.” The Werkes excerpts this ground-breaking admission from the heart of the mainstream lamestream news media:

Democrats’ hidden hand revealed

Trump swiftly rejected Steele’s claims and said a “group of opponents … put that crap together.” Nearly five years later, it’s clearer than ever that he wasn’t too far off about the origins of the dossier.

Democratic involvement in Steele’s work was much deeper than previously known. Court filings from the John Durham inquiry recently revealed that some information in the dossier originated from Charles Dolan, 71, a public relations executive with expertise in Russian affairs who had a decades-long political relationship with the Clinton family.

Clinton’s allies prod the FBI

The Danchenko indictment raises new concerns about the circular nature of portions of Steele’s work, and how it fit into a larger effort by Democrats to dirty up Trump. Clinton’s campaign funded the project, and we now know that much of the material in Steele’s memos ended up being mere political gossip. Steele then sent his explosive but unverified findings to the FBI and State Department.

While Steele was passing his tips onto the FBI in fall 2016, a Clinton campaign lawyer separately met with a senior FBI official and gave him information about strange cyberactivity between servers at the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, the largest private bank in Russia. …

Critics of the Russia probe — conservative pundits, Republican lawmakers and Trump himself — took a victory lap after the inspector general blasted the Page FISA applications. That’s because the inspector general’s report confirmed what many of them had argued all along, including in a highly disputed memo from GOP Rep. Devin Nunes: That there were systemic problems with the FBI surveillance of someone tied to the Trump, and the Steele dossier was improperly used to influence part of the Russia probe.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Trump, Republicans, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal were right all along.

When will Rachel Maddow and Adam Schiff eat crow?

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