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On the Failure of the Rittenhouse Prosecution

On the Failure of the Rittenhouse Prosecution

The lesson isn’t black and wicked white.
The lesson is that they’ll charge anybody
When the hysteria achieves its height.
The lesson isn’t black and wicked white.
It isn’t even left and racist right.
The law itself is deep and dark and muddy.
The lesson isn’t black and wicked white.
The lesson is that they’ll charge anybody.

–Tom Riley

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Sadness of Stephen

The Sadness of Stephen

Kid acquitted – and Colbert is sad.
Self-defense is of course really bad
When the creeps of the Left,
Of all conscience bereft,
Spot a youngster and go murder mad.

–Tom Riley

Kyle Rittenhouse and Stephen Colbert

Double Down

Double Down

Double down on the lies that you told,
All you pundits! The stories you sold
Cost the whole country dearly.
Now for Rittenhouse, clearly,
They are mines full of silver and gold.

–Tom Riley

Mighty Skateboard

Mighty Skateboard

Did Huber swing his mighty skateboard hard?
Was he a warrior of justice then?
Often the course of heroes is ill-starred.
Often, though frank admirers cry amen,
Things don’t go swimmingly. Unready when
The gods grow jealous of his qualities,
The hero is slapped down to earth again.
There are a lot of myths, my friend, like these.
But every sage who’s glanced his way agrees
That Huber ain’t no hero in this mold.
Huber, as great as great Achilles? Please!
Before the court, a truer tale was told.
That bitch just didn’t have the proper stuff.
He swung his skateboard – not quite hard enough.

–Tom Riley

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Who Wants to Arm-Wrestle Gaige Grosskreutz?

Who Wants to Arm-Wrestle Gaige Grosskreutz?

I’m thinking of a sort of game show here.
The third guy drilled by well-armed Rittenhouse
Will, week on ever-painful week, appear
To take the medicine that such a louse
Deserves. The host could be, say, Mighty Mouse
Who’d flash his biceps, just what Gaige ain’t got.
We’d get to hear the star (and target) grouse,
And then some guest would punish him – a lot.
Contestants would be bodybuilders – not!
Instead, I picture ladies old and frail
But eager, in their way, to have a shot
At Mr. Grosskreutz and to make him wail—
Plus, tiny children of a tender age.
Most anyone with arms can now beat Gaige.

–Tom Riley

Late 1950s/1960s depiction of Mighty Mouse used in the opening of TV prints of some cartoons

Saved Their Asses

Saved Their Asses

Think how many
kids Rittenhouse rescued from that
prick Joseph Rosenbaum!

–Tom Riley

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Sinner in the Hands of an Angry Mob

Sinner in the Hands of an Angry Mob

Rittenhouse sinned. He killed a child molester.
If he’d have killed a cop, he’d be okay—
A hero and a glorious protester.
Rittenhouse sinned! He killed a child molester
In self-defense! Our handy virtue tester
Has found him wanting. Righteously, we say
Rittenhouse sinned! He killed a child molester.
If he’d have killed a cop, he’d be okay.

–Tom Riley

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Two Out of Three Ain’t Good

Two Out of Three Ain’t Good

 

Kid shot three. I am quite satisfied
This was self-defense. Media lied—
As the video shows.
But I’m saddened, God knows,
By the outcome. Damn! Only two died!

 

–Tom Riley