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Right-Wingers Are Comparing Kyle Rittenhouse To Jesus Christ

Quick: When you hear the name Kyle Rittenhouse, what image pops into your head? It’s probably the pudgy face of an 18-year-old gun nut weeping on the witness stand to pretend he actually felt bad about shooting and killing two unarmed men during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August of last year.

In other words, this is likely what comes to mind when you hear the name Kyle Rittenhouse:

But according to some right-wingers, the image that should actually occur to you is that of Jesus Christ.

Wait…what?!

Yes, according to Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA (think Hitler Youth with a devotion to Trump instead of Adolf), Rittenhouse is a great deal like all sorts of Biblical characters who were wrongly accused:

“We brought Kyle Rittenhouse to the front stage, that’s a win. It’s a win for due process, it’s a win for presumption of innocence—all Biblical values, by the way.

“Plenty of people were wrongfully accused all throughout the Bible, especially the Old Testament, including Jesus Christ himself.

“And so yes, there’s lots of wins happening, and we need to celebrate that.”

At the risk of betraying the goodwill that’s supposed to be a part of the Christmas season, this needs to be said in response to Charlie Kirk: Are you crazy?! Jesus and Kyle Rittenhouse are NOTHING alike. To even mention them in the same sentence is not only blasphemous, it’s the sort of shit that used to start holy wars and wound up causing hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Twitter was only too happy to correct Kirk and remind him that his knowledge of the Bible is non-existent, as is his so-called faith:

 

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Kyle Rittenhouse Claims He’s A Pre-Law Student At Arizona State – The University Says He’s Lying

Now that he’s been found not guilty of fatally shooting two Black Lives Matter protesters in August of 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse apparently wants us to believe that he’s moving on with his life, telling members of the media that he’ll be attending Arizona State University in the spring as a undergraduate student in pre-law.

However, Arizona State says Rittenhouse hasn’t applied to their university.

Salon reports:

In a statement to Forbes Friday, ASU spokesperson Jay Thorne said: “Mr. Rittenhouse withdrew from the two online courses for which he had signed up; he is welcome to apply for admissions and will be treated as any other applicant would be if and when he does.”

You may recall that when it became public knowledge a couple of weeks ago that Rittenhouse was taking online courses at ASU, student protests began on campus:

After news of his ties to the university were made public during the proceedings, students at ASU flew into an uproar, staging protests and chanting things like “Killer Kyle off our campus.” Rittenhouse supporters also flocked to campus in an attempt to defend the teenager.

So Rittenhouse isn’t enrolled at ASU? That’s the word from the university, and yet Rittenhouse continues to claim he is indeed a student:

Rittenhouse contested the school’s statement Wednesday during an appearance on far-right political commentator Steven Crowder’s podcast “Louder with Crowder.”

“They came out with a statement saying oh, no no no no, he’s not enrolled at ASU anymore,” Rittenhouse said. “I’m like, I’m enrolled, I’m just not in any classes. I’m admitted, I have a student portfolio.”

But a look at the university’s website would seem to confirm that Rittenhouse may be stretching the truth:

It appears Rittenhouse is too late to submit an application for the spring 2022 semeste​​r — the admission deadline was Nov. 1, according to the university’s website. Though a spokesperson for the university said he can always apply for the fall semester — or at any time in the future.

Much like his political hero, Donald Trump, it would seem that Kyle Rittenhouse lies about everything.

 

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MAGA Congressman Gets Shredded For Christmas Photo And Wish That Santa ‘Bring Ammo’

You may have never heard of Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), and if you haven’t, consider yourself lucky because he’s one of the most objectionable members of the extreme far right in the GOP.

On Saturday, Massie posted a disgusting tweet that has caused all sorts of controversy and may wind up getting him booted from Twitter, Forbes reports:

In the photo, Massie appears to be holding an M60 machine gun while seated next to his youngest daughter, who sports an Uzi — his wife, three other children and another man hold assault-style rifles.

Massie’s posting also comes just a day after the shooting at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, that left four dead. Both the shooter and his parents have been arrested and charged for that horrific crime:

Jennifer and James Crumbley, the parents of the 15-year-old accused of murdering four students at a high school in Michigan, have been charged with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter — an exceptionally rare move the prosecutor said was warranted by laying out a timeline of “egregious” mistakes and missed opportunities to prevent the shooting.

Shortly after Massie posted his controversial tweet, Manuel Oliver, the father of student killed during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, appeared on CNN, telling host Jim Acosta:

“Someone elected leaders like this one that think that — I don’t know if they’re trying to be ironic, funny, or what — but it’s the worst taste ever. … It’s a very nasty post.”

Twitter also chastised Massie for his post:

 

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Rittenhouse Has To Withdraw From College Classes After Students Demand His Dismissal

Even though he was found not guilty by a jury in Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse is learning that his actions will continue to have repercussions for the rest of his life.

Rittenhouse was enrolled in nursing classes at Arizona State University. That information came out during his trial, according to The Sacramento Bee:

He testified at his recent trial that he was enrolled as an online student at ASU, where he was studying nursing, The Arizona Republic reported.

However, the university clarified that Rittenhouse is not enrolled in the nursing program and is actually a non-degree-seeking student, a status that allows students to take classes for “transfer credit, personal growth or as prerequisites for a desired program,” according to the university’s independent student news organization, The State Press.

But students at ASU weren’t exactly ready to welcome Rittenhouse into their ranks, even as an online enrollee:

Kyle Rittenhouse is no longer enrolled in classes at Arizona State University, a university spokesperson told McClatchy News.

Student groups upset that he was enrolled at one point say they still plan to push school officials to denounce white supremacy, Students for Socialism at ASU said in a Tweet.

Rittenhouse is still facing the possibility of federal charges being filed against him, and the families of the people he killed are also considering filing civil lawsuits against him that could leave him and his family penniless, according to NBC News:

If Rittenhouse were taken to civil trial for wrongful death, the teen could claim self-defense, as he did during the criminal case. He has said that he went to Kenosha to protect property from rioters but that he came under attack and feared for his life when he shot three people, two of them fatally.

But the burden of proof civil plaintiffs need to make, by a preponderance of evidence rather than beyond a reasonable doubt, is much lower than what Kenosha prosecutors faced during the criminal trial, legal experts say.

Rory Little, a professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law, noted:

“In a civil case you just have to prove negligence. Did his conduct fall below the standard of care that the average person would have?

“(Rittenhouse) could say, ‘I didn’t have the intent to kill anyone — I just panicked.’ The jury could still say, ‘We didn’t think the average person would do what you did.’ If your conduct is judged to be less than that, you lose.”

Kyle is already losing. And it appears that streak will continue.

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Attorney For Rittenhouse Says Don Jr. Is An ‘Idiot’ For Wanting To Send His Client An AR-15

Much like his father, Donald Trump Jr. is known for making moronic statements that come back to bite him on the butt. And that’s most certainly the case with a suggestion Junior made about sending an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to acquitted Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.

In a since-deleted tweet, Don Jr. wrote:

“Gun Owners of America is sending Kyle Rittenhouse an AR-15. Sign the card in support of Kyle. Americans have a fundamental right to defend themselves and to keep and bear arms. The verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial is a recognition of those rights.”

Mark Richards, an attorney who represented Rittenhouse, told Insider that he thinks right-wing figures who are trying to make buck off his client are disgusting:

“There’s a lot of people trying to profit on this, and I don’t think people should.

“They’re raising money on it and you have all these Republican congressmen saying come work for me. They want to trade on his celebrity and I think it’s disgusting.”

As for Don Jr. specifically, Richards noted:

“He’s an idiot. I don’t have to expand on that because it speaks for itself.”

Junior’s daddy, however, thought it was a good idea to invite Rittenhouse to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, so he could associate himself with someone who shot protesters and then claimed self-defense.

After the visit with Rittenhouse, the failed, one-term ex-president had this to say:

“He came over with his mother. Really a nice young man. … That was prosecutorial misconduct. He should have not have had to suffer through a trial for that. He was going to be dead.”

Of course, for some time now we’ve known that Trump family is nothing but a collection of grifters, con men, and opportunists who love to attach their names to anything that will keep them in the public consciousness because the thing they fear most of all is being irrelevant.

Idiot is an apt description of Junior, an overgrown adolescent who has never worked a day in his life, cheated on the mother of his children, and is little more than an annoyance, like a housefly or a cockroach.

Maybe we need to send a can of Raid to Don Jr.