Kyle Rittenhouse arrested and charged with homicide.
Jacob Blake is paralyzed, perhaps for life, after a police officer's bullet severed his spine. Protests and unrest are continuing in Kenosha, Wisconsin, but now more blood has been shed. A small man with a big gun shot someone in the head, another in the chest, and a third in the arm, before fleeing the scene. Two of the victims are dead.
From the Washington Post:
Shots were fired around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said. After the first shots, a young White man carrying a rifle began running north on Sheridan Road, away from a crowd of protesters. Video shows the armed man fall to the ground and then fire multiple rounds into the crowd. Two more people fell to the ground, one shot in the arm and the other in the chest, the Journal Sentinel reported. Another graphic video shows a man with blood running down the back of his neck and bystanders shouting that he had been shot in the head.
The shooter was identified as 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois. Unlike the officer who shot Blake, Rittenhouse was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree intentional homicide. The teen was reportedly standing guard over a car dealership with members of the far-right extremist Boogaloo movement.
Naturally, rightwingers on Twitter are thrilled. For them, Car Lives Matter but not Black ones.
BREAKING: RIOTER HAS BEEN SHOT IN THE HEAD https://t.co/l1NYqUYpD3— Drew Hernandez (@Drew Hernandez)1598417781.0
Whoops, Have To Change Back Our 'Days Without Sarah Palin Calling Kamala Harris A Whore' Calendar To Zero
Eh, it probably was always zero.
Just a week or so ago, Sarah Palin took to Instagram to graciously offer Kamala Harris a few bits of advice, woman-to-woman, on running for the vice presidency. It was the kind of thing that would warm your heart if you were the kind of person who watched a lot of "West Wing" and "Scandal" and thought, "That's definitely what real life is like! Politicians are all equally good and bad, regardless of party affiliation!"
But it did not last long! Last night, Palin appeared on Tucker Carlson's program for bitter racists, whereupon she insinuated that Harris was the kind of prostitution whore she herself would never be.
"Looking back," Carlson asked her, "is there anything you could have done to get the kind of coverage that Kamala Harris is getting now? Like you care about equality deep within your soul, that you're a rockstar, a celebrity, you're the Dalai Lama reincarnated. Could you have done anything to get that kind of coverage?"
Stock futures so bright, gotta wear shades.
The coronavirus put a major wrench in Donald Trump's reelection plans. It was also a major inconvenience to the more than 170,00 Americans who've died. Trump claims he built the greatest economy in history (that's a lie) and now everyone's too dead and unemployed to appreciate it.
This morning on "Fox & Friends," Steve Doocy was pleased to report that the stock market is booming. This is great news for the health of the 401k's we might not live to spend. He thinks it's bad news, though, for Democrats.
DOOCY: Democrats for the last couple of months have thought, “OK, Donald Trump's not going to have the economy to run on."
No, we've thought, “Oh my God, this idiot's gonna kill us all with his bleach-swilling incompetence." Democrats aren't monsters. That's why we're not Republicans. We don't see any upside in the deaths of 172,100 people, the shuttering of small businesses across the country, and the loss of American theatre. I even miss Broadway musicals based on bad movies. We didn't use a monkey's paw on the Trump campaign. No one wants this.
Will someone please think about the white men?
Kamala Harris is an unqualified hit as Joe Biden's running mate. According to a Washington Post poll, 54 percent of all Americans approve of Harris's selection as the next vice president, and only 29 percent disapprove. She has 86 percent support from Democrats, and 52 percent of independents dig her. Even one out of four Republicans approve of her.
The Trump campaign is likely concerned about these numbers, especially the staff members who can count. However, the current Trump plan is to whine about how Harris is a Black woman, which is brand new information and a serious injustice somehow.
Lara Trump, the woman who willingly married the president's second failed attempt at producing a son, was a guest on Jeanine Pirro's show Saturday. (Judge Jeanine struggled to pronounce the name “Kamala," as though it's more complicated linguistically than "Brian Kilmeade" or “Jeanine Pirro.") Lara Trump accused Biden of discriminating against all those qualified white men out there when he specifically decided to balance his ticket with someone who represents more than half of the nation.