I hope you all had a great holiday! We had friends and family over (including one of Cassie’s dog cousins), and feasted and enjoyed each other’s company. During the long weekend we put up the Christmas decorations inside and out, and I am officially excited for my favorite time of year!
I assembled a few last thoughts about the Rittenhouse aftermath, along with a “why I’m thankful for the 2nd amendment” soliloquy.
First, Rittenhouse: It usually takes idiotic political plans a little while to blow up in their creators’ faces. Rent controls often take several years to cripple a rental market; leftist governance can take many years to produce demographic flight to more congenial states.
It took Joe Biden nearly 10 months to wreck our economy, destroy our border, and get Republicans elected in VA and NJ.
But the race-baiting loons on the left who slandered the Rittenhouse verdict got their comeuppance in one long weekend!
In addition to their myriad inflammatory lies about the Rittenhouse case itself, the Sharptonian left also advanced two virulent slanders of America in general. The first one was that our racist justice system would never let a black man successfully claim self-defense when he got into a gunfight. The second one was that our justice system would never convict whites who shoot an unarmed black defendant.
And karma reared back, and immediately smote them with two mighty rib kicks. Within a few hours of the Rittenhouse verdict, Andrew Coffee – a black convicted felon with a long criminal record who got in a shootout with cops that resulted in a death – was found not guilty in Florida.
Rittenhouse haters carped that Coffee was still found guilty of a gun charge. But that’s because unlike Kyle Rittenhouse, he is a convicted felon who could not legally possess a gun. So, yeah.
Then, just a few days later, three white guys were convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, despite the left assuring us that no white guys would ever be charged, let alone tried and convicted in such circumstances. The whiny liars started to speculate that there must have been an all-black jury in the case.
But then – cue the sad trombone – it turns out that 11 of the 12 jurors were white.
I don’t know much about either case, or whether either jury’s verdicts were fair. But I do know that the left is taking yet another beating from reality, as American juries just did what the racial arsonists said was impossible.
Next up: the MSM will claim that if a hypothetical whitey-hating BLM career criminal ever purposely drove an SUV through a Christmas parade crowd that is as white as Elizabeth Warren (#wemustneverstopmockingher) and killed a bunch of people, he’d never survive the hail of cops’ bullets that would prevent him from ever getting arres—
To add to the schadenfreude, two more prominent leftists weighed in on the Rittenhouse verdict.
Chicago mayor — and semi-professional Beetlejuice impersonator — Lori Lightfoot said that she respected the verdict…right before she proceeded to Schumer all over the verdict. She said the judge had put his thumb on the scale.
Which is strange, considering where her own thumb usually is. (Hint: not on a scale.)
She also said that she is “very concerned about what this verdict does,” and suggested that it would allow conservatives “to be armed and dangerous.” Which is ironic, considering that during her time in office, Chicago’s crime rate has made the days of Capone and the Valentine’s Day Massacre look like an Amish birthday party.
On the other hand, a core part of her voting base is violent criminals, so if any citizens get the idea that that it might be okay to defend themselves against violent criminals who attack them, that re-election campaign is going to be a little tougher.
Maria Shriver – niece of the late Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts (the “D” is for “dirigible”) – thought she should get in on the stupid comments, and excreted this tweet, which I swear I am not making up:
“I’m trying to take a beat to digest the Rittenhouse verdict. My son just asked me how it’s possible that he didn’t get charged for anything. How is that possible? I don’t have an answer for him.”
To which the only rational responses are:
1.Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.
2. Kyle Rittenhouse WAS charged, you dope. That’s the part that traditionally comes before the trial.
After first reading her tweet, I thought her son must be a toddler, because I can imagine a question like that coming from a very young child: “Where does the sun go at night?” “Why was daddy breathing so hard every time he came back from talking to our homely maid?” “Why did the man shoot at those other men?”
But then I started thinking: Shriver has got to be in her 60s, so how old are her sons?
It turns out that one is 27, and the other is 23! Good lord!
Unlike Beetlejuice and Shriver – a terrible law firm, by the way – I came away from the Rittenhouse trial with a renewed appreciation of our Second Amendment. The right to self defense is a precious thing, and we give it up at our peril.
I was reminded of this when I saw a video over the weekend. I haven’t been able to find it again, so I don’t have a link for you, but it showed a black woman with a baseball bat in mid-argument with another black woman across a city street. She was agitated and shouting, and she started to cross the street toward the other woman.
But when the second woman displayed a pistol, the baseball enthusiast suddenly remembered her manners. She stopped and backed off, saying, “Ya got me on that one. Ya got that one.”
This is a simple little drama, one so visceral and common sense-laden that it can go without any more comment.
Except from whoever shot the video, who laughed and said some words to live by at the end: “That iron get ya mind right!”
I wish all of the gun grabbers could understand that point. Yes, our right to carry is in the constitution, and yes, sometimes guns are misused, and yes, some kind of background checks make sense.
But when the chips are down, and cops are many minutes away, and you’re facing some violent POS who is menacing you, it’s nice to be able to display a handgun, and let the would-be attacker reconsider his options.
Sure, in some cases your attackers may be stupid enough to still press their attack. In which case, they’ve made the Rosenbaum-ian decision that they’ve raped their last child. Or the Huber-ian decision that they’d like to try the old, “I see your rifle, and I raise you this skateboard” gambit.
Or they’ve posed the Gaige Big-Douch-ian question, “Why do I really need two functioning biceps, anyway?”
But in most cases, you won’t have to use your gun, since even the dullest of thugs can calculate those odds.
Because – say it with me, folks – “That iron get ya mind right!”
All of which reminded me of an interesting morality tale from 30 years ago: the tale of the rooftop Koreans.
In the aftermath of the Rodney King incident in 1992, mobs of future Biden voters decided that the most logical response to a verdict that they didn’t like — involving a convicted felon and drunk driving enthusiast being beaten by cops during his richly deserved arrest — was to loot and burn down many of the businesses in their neighborhood.
As they torched one establishment after another, one group of business owners took an unusual course of action. These were the rooftop Koreans, so called because they were Korean, and they got up on the flat roofs of their businesses.
One thing they didn’t have was white guilt. Because, as I may have mentioned, they were Koreans.
One thing they did have: long guns.
I bet that if you don’t remember what happened next, you can probably guess.
That’s right. After the roving mobs of future Biden voters destroyed many, many businesses, they arrived at the domain of the rooftop Koreans, and noticed many gun barrels pointed in their general direction.
And then – it was like a Christmas miracle in April! – the violent mobs transformed into a conga line of well-behaved young gents. They put their hands in their pockets and whistled a pleasant tune as the filed peacefully past the Korean stores.
Once they were out of firing range, they then resumed their previously interrupted orgy of rioting and arson.
When the literal smoke literally cleared, the Korean businesses were still standing. And the Koreans jumped with glee, and high-fived each other, and shouted, “ 그 철분은 당신의 마음을 올바르게 얻습니다”
Which, as you fluent Korean speakers know, is Korean for, “That iron get ya mind right!”
Avenatti/ Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice & Shriver, Esq. 2024!