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Todd Blodgett opinion: KYLE RITTENHOUSE: Hero, or Vigilante?


This news story was published on August 29, 2020.
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Todd Blodgett of Clear Lake Iowa is an accomplished writer and political strategist. He has been the most-popular writer in the history of the Globe Gazette, been published in numerous news publications, and has written a book, “Republican Crackhead.”

Wisconsin Teen ‘schools’ Rioters

Rittenhouse, via NBC Chicago

On August 25, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse left his home in Antioch, Illinois for the 20-minute drive to Kenosha, Wisconsin.  A few hours later, the pro-police Trump supporter, armed with an AR-15, told The Daily Caller he was in Kenosha because “people are getting injured.  Our job is to protect [businesses].”  He spent much of the day cleaning graffiti off of buildings and picking up garbage.  Rittenhouse, who describes himself as a militia member, (no group claims him) is alternately now viewed as a hero and villain.  He’s been charged with murder after shooting, dead, two men and wounding a third. His lawyers he squeezed off rounds in self-defense aw he was attacked, a claim video appears to support.  Kenosha business owners pleaded for concerned citizens to help defend their businesses, because the police were constrained from so doing by Democrats whose duties include ensuring public safety.  Rittenhouse – who is certified as an EMT – decided to answer their call, and showed up, locked and loaded.

“I just got pepper-sprayed by a person in the crowd,” he told a journalist before the shootings began.  Later, a cop tossed water bottles to the 17-year-old and his companions, saying, “we appreciate you guys; we really do.”  Shortly thereafter, Joseph “JoJo” Rosenbaum tried to intimidate Rittenhouse.  JoJo, who was convicted of Class 3 Felony child sex abuse, racked up 42 disciplinary infractions while incarcerated in Arizona, after being sentenced to 12.5 years for two counts of illegal sexual contact with a minor.  Video shows him aggressively taunting the volunteer law enforcers; repeatedly, he said, “Shoot me, [n-word].”  After someone else fired a gun into the air, JoJo lunged at Rittenhouse and threw what’s said to be a Molotov cocktail (gasoline bomb) at him.  Rittenhouse tried to retreat, but JoJo chased him.  The young Trump fan then accommodated JoJo’s demand.  But he was civil about it; as he fired, he didn’t say, “okay, if you insist.”  Incidentally, Rittenhouse and those he shot are either white, or, were.

Many Democrats don’t understand that Kyle Rittenhouse, or someone similar, was inevitable.  These  destructive, leftist rioters and looters, and their supporters – which include elected Democrats – bear full responsibility for his appearance and actions.  Rioters in Minneapolis, Portland, and other cities were lucky; not so the three subversives blown away by Rittenhouse.  But WHAT did these fools THINK would happen, at some point?  Americans don’t want violent losers destroying private and public property, and many favor their eradication.  To them, the lives of counterproductive destroyers of property aren’t as valuable as what they’re annihilating and looting, and the culture they’re trying to decimate.  This kid took action because elected Democrats disallowed the police from enforcing the law and protecting innocent citizens.  His attackers weren’t good Samaritans trying to prevent an incipient mass shooting – which, clearly, wasn’t the teenager’s objective.  When lack of effective law enforcement causes a void, vigilantes appear.  What’s amazing is how long it took, once the rioting commenced, for this tragedy to happen.  An idealistic young man made a sincere effort to protect innocent lives and property.  In so doing, he was violently assaulted by three criminals.  He defended himself effectively, and with restraint.  Readers who don’t see it this way will have trouble understanding that this, now, is our new normal.

Anthony Huber was charged in 2012 of domestic violence, use of a dangerous weapon, strangulation and suffocation and false imprisonment, and convicted on all counts.  Upon his release from prison, but while still on probation, he was convicted of domestic abuse, and disorderly conduct and battery.

But after Rittenhouse had already wasted JoJo, Huber chased him; after the shooter tripped and was on the ground, Huber – a competitive skateboarder – struck Rittenhouse on the head, with his skateboard.  But WHO chases an armed shooter who, moments before, had shot someone, and then beats the dude on the head, with a skateboard?  That’s even dumber than bringing a knife to a gunfight, as Huber found out, the hard way.  Less than one second after Huber took his shot, Rittenhouse took his.  Shortly thereafter, leftist Gaige Paul Grosskreutz, carrying a Glock semi-automatic handgun, ran toward the teenager.  But if this third attacker thought that the third time would be a charm, he was wrong.  From a sitting position, the kid fired a round which largely obliterated Grosskreutz’s bicep.  But for this perp, it was par for the course.  Doctors say he’ll survive, albeit disarmed.  As a felon, Mr. Grosskreutz illegally possessed his gun.  In 2013, he was charged with felony burglary, criminal trespass, theft, and disorderly conduct.  He’s also a member of a leftist fringe organization called ‘The People’s Radical Movement of Milwaukee’ – AKA, to Democrats, as a “social justice reform group”.  He was also arrested in 2017.  Rittenhouse’s targets weren’t model citizens, and their comeuppance was inevitable.  Many Americans are actually rather pleased with what transpired in Kenosha.

By illegally bringing a firearm to Wisconsin and openly carrying it, Kyle Rittenhouse committed a Class A misdemeanor.  Even under Illinois Code, he’s not of legal age to carry an AR-15, so there’s that.  But to many US citizens, he’s a hero – as proven by FaceBook postings and interviews of ordinary Americans.  Go to to a VFW, or an American Legion, or basically any bar in north Iowa; log onto YouTube, and see  abundant support for him.  Even talk show hosts and journalists, including Ann Coulter and Tucker Carlson, speak favorably of this young man.   JoJo, now in his afterlife – wherever that may be – may have already been reminded of what many people learn while alive: Be careful what you wish for.

>From every angle, every video shows Rittenhouse’s shots to be in self-defense, which can exonerate him.  But the organized leftists who run GoFundMe.com already decided he’s the bad guy.  Despite allowing pages to remain on its website on behalf of the three criminals shot by Rittenhouse, GoFundMe removed the page requesting funds for him.  Kenosha chief of Police Dan Miskinis blamed protesters for these deaths, because they violated curfew.  While many Democrats are dismissive of reality, their cavalier attitudes may cost them.  That’s because now, the game is ON – and tear gas won’t resolve the underlying issues impelling rioters with a radical agenda.  Regarding the two violent felons Rittenhouse took out, many Americans see no downside.  “Good riddance” is how LOTS of lawful taxpayers see it.  After all, his attackers were a pedophile, a wife-beater and a professional anarchist.  Karma is a Bitch to avoid, but evildoers who keep up their ways can end up – one way, or another – getting smashed by her.

Since May, Americans have seen mayors and governors in multiple states allow violent protesters, looters and arsonists, to plunder, burn, and even kill.  In some cases, law-abiding taxpayers are moving out.  But other citizens, even teenagers like Kyle Rittenhouse, won’t only stand their ground – they’ll take out the trash.  If any violent perps try doing their thing in either of the two cities I call home – one, in north Iowa; the other, in east Texas – they’ll last about as long as a cricket in a hen house.  Do these arrogant thugs and their clueless, pseudo-tough comrades realize that defunding the police means that even more Kyle Rittenhouses will keep order, protect property and innocent lives, and enforce the laws?

Such foolish, lawless instigators of destruction don’t know it, but they’ve instigated a losing battle.  That’s because the genie is now out of the bottle.  These creeps may yet end up like the passenger pigeon and the T-rex – and won’t be missed by lawful, taxpaying, America-loving Americans.  In fact, most people I’ve spoke to about this would love to see them gone, forever.


Todd Blodgett, the author of ‘REPUBLICAN CRACKHEAD’, served on the White House of President Ronald Reagan.  He also was an advisor to the 1988 presidential campaign of then-Vice President George H. W. Bush.  Mr. Blodgett also worked for the Republican National Committee (RNC), the FBI, and the JTTF.  He lives in Clear Lake, Iowa, and Tyler Texas, and may be reached via his website: www.ToddBlodgett.US.

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310 Responses to Todd Blodgett opinion: KYLE RITTENHOUSE: Hero, or Vigilante?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 25, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Your article is full of shit. Everyone knows hes a foaming at the mouth bigot who killed a man BEFORE he was apprehended in the video. repent for God knows your lies.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 25, 2020 at 11:25 am

      What evidence exists that he killed a man before what we see transpire in the video?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 23, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Vigilante.
    Hang ’em high!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 23, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    HERO !!
    Self Defense

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 22, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    This whole article is BS and this kid is no hero.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 16, 2020 at 8:09 am

    HERO

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 20, 2020 at 7:31 am

      a product of a fatherless home and no rules on his life, a punk

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    liberal aunt Reply Report comment

    September 15, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Ratindahouse won’t walk free murder is still a crime

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 15, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Vigilante

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 15, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Great article. Well written and accurate. Thank you and thank Kyle.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 11, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    So Rosenbaum did a TED NUGENT and slept with a teenager when he was like 19 or something, not condoning it, but many a right wing hero has and does do that. Cast the first stone

    That was in 2002
    not condoning 20 year old boinking 15 year olds

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      Mimi Reply Report comment

      September 12, 2020 at 9:45 pm

      No. JoJo raped several boys ages 9-12.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 15, 2020 at 6:48 am

        Valid links or silence, you Q anon suburb pill popping Karen
        that kind of behavior would qualify him for a GOP spot

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 20, 2020 at 7:32 am

        your buddies are saying teen girls, make up your mind on the lie

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          September 23, 2020 at 7:49 am

          The whole point of all this misinformation is to deflect people away from the real issue – Rittenhouse shot 2 people. Dredging up the past ignores the truth of what happens. It makes it less true. That is what the right does to everything that is presented that makes them and Trump look bad. Deflect, deflect, deflect.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 11, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    So Rosenbaum did a TED NUGENT and slept with a teenager when he was like 19 or something, not condoning it, but many a right wing herohas a does do that

    That was in 2002

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 10, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Self defense. Wouldn’t have happened if a bunch of morons wouldn’t have torched a city over the shooting of a worthless piece if shit who should have died from the seven rounds in his back. Jacob blake is a rapist and a wife beater. If you stand up for him you’re a piece of shit too. Simple as that. He deserved to get shot. He did everything he could to get shot. If you think he would have gotten shot had he just complied… you’re an idiot, grow up you stupid hippies.

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      Andy S Reply Report comment

      September 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

      That’s right, 10,000% right.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 15, 2020 at 6:49 am

      Kyle should have to shot up rich white fart boys who burn and loot after college football games, and I’d be ok with him

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    Kelly Reply Report comment

    September 8, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Um…you realize the “network” that broke this story is owned by a state propaganda outfit based in Russia, right?

    https://www.rt.com/usa/499205-kenosha-shooting-victim-id/

    But great job on the research there. Guess since it’s your opinion, you don’t think you really have to do any.

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    Matthew Rider Reply Report comment

    September 7, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    How convenient, Mr. Blodgett, that you left out the fact that Kyle Rittenhouse was caught on video hitting a small, unarmed young girl. But that wouldn’t fit your narrative, now, would it?

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      Todd A Blodgett Reply Report comment

      September 7, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      Mr. Rider, at the time I wrote this column, I was unaware of that. But as I’ve indicated in responses, below, I totally condemn Rittenhouse’s roughing up that girl.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 7, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Much like the left says that George Floyd’s extensive and violent criminal history should have no bearing on his interaction with Minneapolis Police, how would Mr Rittenhouses previous behavior factor into this incident?!?!

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        Ret'd US Navy, 1978-82. Reply Report comment

        September 10, 2020 at 8:13 pm

        That is a valid point.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 11, 2020 at 4:40 pm

        Well most of the right still went ahead and used Floyd’s past behavior, just like they are using Blake’s past behavior, as a reason to say their deaths weren’t a problem and the murderers shouldn’t be blamed.

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          Pee wee Reply Report comment

          September 11, 2020 at 8:52 pm

          It is good Floyd is gone for good, to bad Blake is still around. Justice finally caught up to them, they should never of been let out of lock up.

          I like Rittenhouse, what he did, same for them cops got rid of Floyd.

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            Anonymous

            September 11, 2020 at 11:07 pm

            Go back in your hole.

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            Anonymous

            September 15, 2020 at 6:50 am

            ok you forgot to put your full name of Micro Pee Wee

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            Anonymous

            September 20, 2020 at 9:42 pm

            On your tonsils.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 5, 2020 at 9:03 am

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53579099

    the man that started the riots/looting for the most part. Way back

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    R J Reply Report comment

    September 4, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Wow, I’ve read some moronic right-wing propaganda pately, but this might take the cake for the dumbest “article” on the internet. That’s saying a lot. I do realize how low the bar is and how dumb most of your readers are, though. Like donny Bonespur, you don’t even need to tell believable lies. The cult will follow, regardless.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 4, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    https://www.nsopw.gov/

    no joeseph rosenbaum in the national list

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    Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

    September 4, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Some of the posts on this thread falsely claim that Joseph ‘JoJo’ Rosenbaum was not a sex offender who served several years in an Arizona prison, for having had inappropriate sexual relations with an under-age girl.

    The reality is that the claims cited in my Op-Ed column concerning all three of the criminals bagged by Kyle Rittenhouse are true, and verified.

    In JoJo’s case, it’s ironic that what got him locked up is also what led to his death: chasing a minor.

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      Kraig Reply Report comment

      September 4, 2020 at 8:10 am

      ^^^^^^^^
      One thousand up votes Todd.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 4, 2020 at 9:34 am

        Hey Kraig Koller, aren’t your lips really, really chapped by now?
        You’ve been kissing Blodgett’s pathetic ass since high school. You probably even break out the knee pads.

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          Kraig Reply Report comment

          September 4, 2020 at 1:11 pm

          I don’t kiss anyone’s ass
          Todd is a good friend of mine and speaks the truth
          Ass far as I’m concerned you have a serious problem and should get it checked by a psych

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            Anonymous

            September 4, 2020 at 8:07 pm

            It’s quite clear that you are a rather simple-minded fellow.
            But that is OK as you can just keep doing what you best…licking Blodgett’s boots.
            You’re a good little boy Kraig.

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            Todd Blodgett

            September 6, 2020 at 3:02 pm

            ‘Anonymous’ – Kraig is, and always has been, his own man, – who speaks his mind and appreciates others who do the same.

            Your accusations are totally without basis.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 4, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      You lying old coot, perv, Link the Arizona or Wisonsin registry or county with his record,
      Look you are a sorry old lying drunk that makes a dollar fooling white trash uneducated criminals, druggies and drunks

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      Hope you are sued by his relatives

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        Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

        September 6, 2020 at 3:03 pm

        Anyone who knows anything about libel law knows that there are no grounds, and exists no basis whatsoever, for anyone to sue me over the contents of this Op-Ed column.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          September 11, 2020 at 12:48 pm

          Todd crackhead former FBI stooley Blodgett, by replying to my post on civil action, you are sort of sending a signal that you might have lied and embellished things. And that you can get away with writing half truths.
          Crackhead druggy

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            Todd Blodgett

            September 11, 2020 at 2:07 pm

            Wrong – and your inferences don’t correspond to my implications.

            Better luck next time.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 15, 2020 at 6:52 am

      some of your Q anon pill popping ilk are now saying he raped little boys and that was his charge, make up your minds loser you old Crackhead

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 3, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Ironic jobless drunk, heroin/pillhead militia are invading bog cities to find an excuse to shoot people.
    Sick trash

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 3, 2020 at 11:21 am

    All these bloodthirsty hillbliiy trash on drugs calling themselves “militia”
    Good deal of them jobless ssi/disability cheats, and ranchers scamming gov crop insurance subsidies

    Right wing Blood thirsty violent inbred fools

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 3, 2020 at 12:30 am

    I have never seen so many lies by one person why would Rosenbaum be saying shoot me and the n-word at a black protest, smh bullshit and I am going to see what can be done being Federal Attorney for 18 years this is not acceptable

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 6, 2020 at 6:33 am

      Todd has an autobiography out about his crack smoking days as a snitch to the FBI and working as a lobbyist for Neo Nazis

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 3, 2020 at 12:01 am

    LMFAO THIS IS THE FUNNIEST I HAVE HEARD YET, KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS NOT NO DAMN CERTIFIED EMT, IN EVERY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES, YOU MUST BE 18 , YES IN EVERY SINGLE STATE YOU MUST ME 18. AND THE ABSOLUTE LOWEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION IS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED, KYLE RITTENHOUSE DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL A YEAR AGO, CONFIRMED BY SCHOOL OFFICIALS. IF YOU DO NOT STOP YOUR WAY OUT LIES YOU GONNA END UP WITH SERIOUS ISSUES, YOU SHOULD PRAY CAUSE YOU GOING TO HELL WITH ALL YOUR LIES

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    T, johnson Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    I would like to see proof you have or have obtained that Joseph Rosenbaum was a convicted child molester and served time in Az. Cause I can your a liar. I live and work in Az and you should be ashamed of yourself, Also there is a big difference between a plastic bag and m, cocktail. Please be very careful before replying. Working for the Dept of Corrections in AZ for 15 years, I’m calling you out on your lies. Never has this man ever been to prison in the state of AZ. I encourage all readers do a criminal case search as it is public record on the Court website, You can see for yourself this is a total blatant lie

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    Marcia J Hatt Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Trying to disarm a child with a dangerous weapon is not the same as trying to cause them injury.

    McGinnis said he did not hear Rosenbaum and Rittenhouse exchange any words, and said Rosenbaum was trying to get Rittenhouse’s gun, prosecutors said.

    Dr. P. Douglas Kelley of the Milwaukee Medical Examiner’s office determined that Rosenbaum suffered one gunshot to the groin that fractured his pelvis, another to the back which perforated his right lung and liver, another to the left hand, a superficial gunshot wound to his lateral left thigh, and a graze wound to the right side his forehead.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 2, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      From my understanding the bullet hole in the back was also the entry point from the back, When is it ok to shoot someone in the back? You were right on when you said child. Is this what we have come to? Allowing 17 yr old kids to play cop?

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    Marcia J Hatt Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Have you all seen the video of Kyle repeatedly sucker-punching a girl?

    https://nypost.com/2020/09/01/video-shows-kenosha-shooter-kyle-rittenhouse-punching-a-girl-report/

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    Marcia J Hatt Reply Report comment

    September 2, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Rosenbaum isn’t on any sex offender registry and this supporting Rittenhouse drivel is always written by people fooled by photoshopped reports. Great research.

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    Cj Reply Report comment

    September 1, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    You’re truly an idiot and this article would be laughable if it wasn’t so damaging. To spout a dead victim’s alleged rap sheet as though that makes it ok to kill him while downplaying the illegality of this young man having a gun in the first place…disgusting. And blaming anyone other than him for his actions. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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    donna Reply Report comment

    September 1, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Todd Blodget, by defending the indefensible, you are feeding a cancer in this country and contributing to the problem. This kid isn’t a hero – no matter how you try to spin it. He is a murderer. In the United States people have the right to free speech and that includes the right to protest. Leadership at the top to address the repeated injustice we see in this country is what is needed to end this chaos but instead it s being ignored and turned into partisan spin.

    This kid wasn’t a hero with a higher cause. He was just an angry thug looking for trouble and now he has ruined his life. I hope you will watch the video that has emerged of Kyle Rittenhouse repeatedly punching a girl on the street just a few weeks ago. Here we see a seriously troubled and violent kid and a coward. We need to aks some serious questions starting with where were his parents and why did this 17 yo have a gun.

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    Fact seeker Reply Report comment

    September 1, 2020 at 7:33 am

    Please share the link or pdf of the report from the state sex offender registries you found your information. Such evidence is necessary for fair & accurate journalism.

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    H Reply Report comment

    September 1, 2020 at 5:38 am

    Republicans now defend murderers
    The lowest of the low

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    Chris Reply Report comment

    September 1, 2020 at 2:30 am

    Every one of them were coming after him. He was obviously defending his self while trying to retreat. It doesn’t matter if he’s old enough or not to hold an AR-15…He was retreating and being pursued. Everyone attacked him and he naturally like anyone else responded, if they would had left him alone and not chased him, better yet stayed at home, no one would’ve been shot or killed. He’s not a hero and he’s not a villain, I just hate how the media is making him out to be evil when all he was doing was trying to retreat and defend his self while retreating.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 1, 2020 at 1:27 am

    You’re a clever rhetorician but hero’s don’t beat up girls.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 2, 2020 at 7:08 am

      Sports hero’s do !!!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 4, 2020 at 5:53 pm

        and sports heros can go to jail for domestic violence, sports are stupid, well watching them is anyhow

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      Marcia J Hatt Reply Report comment

      September 2, 2020 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you. It is beyond sickening to see so many people calling Kyle Rittenhouse, the woman beating murderer, a hero. A more perfect picture of what the right-wing has deteriorated into could not be put into words.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Kinda like going to NIT

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Go to antifa.com Goes to Biden website … one in the same

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      September 1, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      You can buy any domain name and easily forward that domain name to any site you want. The landing site has no control over this.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 4, 2020 at 9:13 pm

        if only these fools would right click on pictures, and spend 2 minutes on google etc cross referencing

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 22, 2020 at 10:40 pm

      False it is fake and anyone can redirect a link to wherever they want to-even to Trump’s site-

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    Christopher Clarkson Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    I think, from the current evidence available, the kid is probably innocent.

    But, TODD, that is some of the WORST writing I’ve ever read!!

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      Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

      August 31, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      Hey, hi Chris! Nice to hear from you – really, it is! Are you in Texas? Back in Iowa? I hope things are okay with you. Best Regards, T B

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 31, 2020 at 11:38 pm

        Hey Todd,
        Yeah I’m in TX.
        Things are well. You?
        Been awhile.
        Hope you and your family is well.
        Thoughts and prayers!

        Chris

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    HERO !!

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    Maxwell Atkins Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    You are literally calling a terrorist a hero. Drink gasoline.

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    Maxwell Atkins Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Dude. Are you the biggest moron on Earth? Another brainless corn-sucking Iowan making the entire country look like a bunch of ignorant stooges. Seriously- I don’t ask you this to be rude – I seriously want to know. Were your parents cousins?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 1, 2020 at 12:37 am

      LOL, a Leftie BLM / Antifa-supporter complaining about driving a country into chaos…

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 4, 2020 at 5:55 pm

        So you are pro KKK, pro nazi and pro fascist? Well you just pissed on WW2 the AntiFa war

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Great analysis! Dont listen to the Antifa and BLM comments claiming the opposite.

    It’s refreshing to read stuff like yours in the sea of Leftish lies in the mainstream media.

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    Knows Todd Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Dutch. Todd and me, we go back to John Adams 40 some yrs ago. That is just like him, he was same way back in the day.

    Todd he gets bored faster then anybody we know, gets stuff going then sits back, watch what people will do LOL.

    Ran into him up to Ransoms last year we talked about the old days, he has got the most amazing memory of anybody. Remembers even little things the things nobody else can.

    IDK them that you wrote about, maybe they are happy Todd does like they taught him to, IDK.

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      True or false Reply Report comment

      September 1, 2020 at 12:38 am

      I heard Toddy boy got in fights alot got his ass kicked half the time.

      Also heard he made a teacher so mad the teacher picked him up and stuffed him in a garbage can.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 6, 2020 at 6:39 am

        Todd’s own autobiography says he was a crack head snitch to the FBI after being a knowing lobbyist in DC for a Neo Nazi group

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    Sherrie L Cook Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    In Illinois, you have to be 18 with High School or GED.
    He is not a certified EMT. That was one of the 1st half-truths. I quit reading after that. Facts, Sir, are the only truth.

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      Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

      August 31, 2020 at 10:31 pm

      Several news reports state that Rittenhouse was an EMT, and a member of a Junior Police cadet program, and employed as a Lifeguard – which requires certification.

      As far as I’m aware, he IS all of those; if not, I will have corrected any claim which is proven to be false.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 3, 2020 at 11:08 am

        Kyle was no longer at time of shooting any of those for a long while

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 4, 2020 at 5:57 pm

        Kyle can not even tie his shoes , ever heard him talk in the various videos? He is mildly autistic or over medicated.
        There is a reason he wears those flag defiling Crocs

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    Youarealittlebeach Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    I’ll never visit this website, news shit again! Shit total garbage reporting

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      September 1, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      This is an opinion article written by the top writer the Globe Gazette has ever paid; it’s not even close. He has many accomplishments as a writer. It is the reader’s job to decide and determine whether his opinion is fair or not.

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    Dutch Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Blodgett’s diatribes would be amusingly entertaining were they not so tragically filled with half-truths and encouraging of distrust, fear and animosity.
    But then that is his forte in life, to sow the seeds discord.

    Blodgett, you can be sure that your friends, Willis Carto & William Pierce and your mentor Lee Atwater are looking up at you from far below, through the fire & brimstone, smiling with great pleasure.

    Most of Blodgett’s articles have some form of the “Southern Strategy” contained within their bowels, a form of covert racism if you will.
    Blodgett loves to proliferate the tension and drama between people/groups in public to get a raise of people in hopes of starting a shitstorm of drama and uncomfortable conflict, mostly for political gain but often times just for the thrill of confrontation.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 3, 2020 at 11:10 am

      Blodgett is an old jaundice cirrhosis drunk, that believes anything he sees online like many right wingers

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    bodacious Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Todd, while I agree you have the right to say whatever you want, I wonder how you feel about some of the people who post on here who are saying that all protesters should be killed and the ones who died in Kenosha got what they deserved. I think you are better than that and although you do like to get the Dems dander up, you are not advocating civilians shooting one another as a solution to the problems of today.

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      Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

      August 31, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      ‘Bodacious’ – Ideally NO protesters, OR anyone else, would be killed, and no one would be threatened, or otherwise rudely treated. It would also be nice if no property is defaced, broken into, toppled, burned, or otherwise destroyed.

      I totally disgree with anyone who thinks “all protesters should be killed.” As US citizens, it’s their/our right to peaceably assemble – just as it is their obligation to keep their protests LEGAL.

      In the cases of the three who were shot, the video proves that they were the aggressors. Rosenbaum, clearly, was violently after Rittenhouse, and it appears that the AR-15 in that kid’s hand didn’t deter him. Huber, who chased the kid before striking him atop his head with the skateboard, also provoked that confrontation. The fellow with the Glock (Mr. Grosskreutz) in my view, clearly intended to use it, and he would’ve, had Rittenhouse not beat him to the draw.

      So … Do I think that these guys deserved to die? No – but I also don’t believe Rittehouse had any choice but to defend himself, as he was in fear of his life.

      Incidentally, even some of the bloggers here who oppose my views have posted some worthwhile info. Until I read their comments, I didn’t know that Rittenhouse had hit a girl.

      To me, that’s a major NO-NO. Men shouldn’t ever strike women; that’s just wrong. I’ve been in more fights that I can recall, but I have never, EVER hit a lady, and never will – and I’ve been slapped by dozens of them.

      Nice to hear from you, ‘Bo’!

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        Bob Reply Report comment

        September 1, 2020 at 9:43 pm

        He was not defending himself. It’s been proven that he was chased by a mob AFTEE HE SHOT AND KILLED SOMEONE. The first guy he shot and killed was maybe taunting him and threw a plastic bag, not a Molotov cocktail. He was unarmed. His alleged rap sheet doesn’t matter at all because Kyle didn’t shoot him knowing those things about him. He shot an unarmed man. With a gun he was illegally carrying. This is just bad reporting and lies and unfortunately, stupid people will believe it without doing their own research.

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    HOLN1 Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 10:55 am

    17 year old certified EMT eh??? Have to be 18 . QANON certified is different though

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Todd, did you see any of these? https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/29/umbrella-man-white-supremacist-minneapolis/ https://www.fox9.com/news/4-minnesota-men-indicted-in-arson-of-minneapolis-police-third-precinct From the second article: Statement from FBI Minneapolis:

    “Today’s indictment charging four individuals with conspiracy to commit arson serves as a warning to those who commit crimes high-jacking peaceful protests protected by the First Amendment. By working together to ferret out these criminal elements, law enforcement partners are making it safer for citizens to exercise their legitimate First Amendment rights in Minneapolis and across the country. The FBI is committed to identifying violent actors and ensuring they face the consequences of their actions.”

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      Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

      August 31, 2020 at 10:49 am

      In reply to ‘Anonymous’ – Thx for this info. Until I read what you linked, just now, I hadn’t known of this.

      Regardless of their politics, I want EVERY perpetrator of illegal violence arrested/charged, and sentenced, for their crimes.

      So … heck, YES: Throw the book at these conniving, bigoted, destructive fools. Thx for the heads-up.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 31, 2020 at 8:50 am

      I reread the article, and you did not call him a leftist. Sorry that I misunderstood. To the message bot, this is a new comment.

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        Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

        August 31, 2020 at 10:50 am

        Thx – and, no problem; we all make mistakes!

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        Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

        August 31, 2020 at 10:56 pm

        In reply to ‘Anonymous’: Thank you – and, no problem! We all make mistakes.

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    JoeJoe Reply Report comment

    August 31, 2020 at 5:22 am

    UNINFORMED OPINION PIECE.
    This is such a joke.
    No one threw a molotov cocktail.
    SO many of these facts are wrong.
    This is how stupid people make more people stupid.
    Everyone will be dumber for having read this.

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    JoJo Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Have you noticed that these shootings didn’t happen at these protests until trump supporters started bringing their guns to the protests?

    I don’t remember this happening under Obama, even when all the Tea-party supporters had their protests, bringing their guns.

    Maybe that’s because Obama didn’t stir up his supporters to take their guns and counter protest.

    Maybe it’s because Obama didn’t try to divide our country.

    Maybe it’s because trump wants this warring amongst ourselves, and his timeline proves it.

    Maybe you, and people like you, are part of the problem, especially when you have people making comments like some of those below after you spread hyperbole and outright lies. Hmm.

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      Meredith Wilson Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      JoJo – we thought you were dead.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 5:28 pm

      you are correct, these often gov assistance mooching hicks on drink, opiates, and at times meth. Are coming into kill on purpose

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 1, 2020 at 12:41 am

      “Have you noticed that these shootings didn’t happen at these protests until trump supporters started bringing their guns to the protests?”

      Sure – for example, in Seattle’s Chaz / Chop, noone was killed… https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53224445

      At least you Lefties should learn how to properly lie…

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 5, 2020 at 2:48 pm

        Chaz/chop that is some far extreme crap
        No one cares about that/them

        Your lot however are defendind armed redneck trash, from drunken homes
        And also side with/opiate head armed so called militia jobless bums on ssi/disability scamming the system.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 5, 2020 at 2:49 pm

        The Chaz/Chop freaks and the Militia bums will fall in love and have an orgy if they met.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Some people have been Brain washed for so long, they just can’t handle the truth. They’re really not going to like what’s coming…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Right wing is so un-popular/out of touch, They now lionize a high school drop out from a bad home

    https://boxden.com/showthread.php?t=2915242

    A fool who made a bad decision he should have been home. oh he has a history of shit behavior. Video is Kyle in july hitting a girl, a man walks away from a woman that slaps him

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      Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      So, this kid is a “fool” because he (as YOU claim), is “from a bad home”? But even if he is, HOW is that HIS fault?

      Maybe YOU were lucky to have come from a so-called ‘good’ home – and, if so, good for you. But is it HIS fault that his parents weren’t married, or if he’s from “a bad home”?

      You seem to be a very judgmental, entitled, LUCKY person who thinks it’s okay to look down on the less-fortunate of our society. Maybe you’re one of those arrogant elitists (snobs, actually) who was born on third base, and now you think you hit a triple.

      Your lack of compassion, and your liberal elitism is showing; it’s just plain wrong – and, disgusting.

      Now, get back to your high-class, ritzy attitudes and snobbish ways, you leftist elitist. And please leave the rest of us regular Americans out of your judgmental rudeness.

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        Lisa Reply Report comment

        August 31, 2020 at 4:05 pm

        This is laughable. The entire article is about highlighting all the crimes the victims committed (which we have come to expect from your side of the political aisle by now), as if any of that is relevant, but then you conveniently brush over the fact that Kyle was not a saint either and virtue signal your way out of a proper response. You’re not slick.

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    Bobby Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 11:44 am

    BULLSHIT! The boy should have not been there. Bringing up anything done by the victims proves you have no case.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 11:45 am

      Yes indeed

      https://boxden.com/showthread.php?t=2915242

      here he is in July being an incel

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      Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Really? So, the fact that the guy who started the violence – Rosenbaum – was a violent, convicted pedophile (who, while in an Arizona prison, was disciplined 42 times … ) isn’t relevant?

      Lots of us don’t like the idea that pedos even avoid execution – and we’re glad that justice was finally done.

      Good riddance.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 2:53 pm

        I googled Rosenbaum in AZ and Wisconsin and the national database, Also that City-Data link is user posted, you hit the Az portal in that profile, made up by Andy Ngo btw , he posted it first on twitter. And it takes you to Az sex offender portal.

        Try not being fat, lazy and stupid, and look up shit,m then look it up again and again

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 3:56 pm

        Todd-o, looks like you got taken in by one of your rightwing nutjobs. Ngo is a reliable source? Ha. Then there is: Rosenbaum was unarmed. Rittenhouse, to be legal in Wisconsin, had to be defending his own property to use the Castle defense. Gonna be real hard to defend this MAGA piece of crap.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 31, 2020 at 6:30 am

          These guys never use a search engine to check things.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 2:32 pm

      Your right, the boy shouldn’t have been there, neither should the rioters. There shouldn’t have been riots.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 2:53 pm

        Very few riots most of that is right wing infotainmet
        Tucker Carlson is a drunk old rich brat Swanson food brat

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 3:57 pm

        they should be there because protesting is allowed in our country.

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          Anonymouse Reply Report comment

          August 30, 2020 at 10:29 pm

          Destroying private property is not protected under ANY Constitutional amendment. Getting killed while doing so is something that every rioter needs to realize.

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            Anonymous

            September 2, 2020 at 12:25 pm

            That right! How can liberals defend pedophiles and woman abusers. Oh that’s right because they are a bunch of fu@#ing retards

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            NIT Publisher

            September 3, 2020 at 9:56 am

            Any crimes the deceased may or may not have committed prior to their murder bears zero weight in Rittenhouse’s decision to fire his weapon. He did not know his victims nor their histories. Seems like Kyle will rot in a cell for a long, long time.

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            Anonymous

            September 15, 2020 at 6:59 am

            Apply that logic to upper mid class and rich frat boys that destroy property after football games yearly please
            May Kyle have to fight them off as his sentence lol

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 30, 2020 at 10:33 pm

          Protesters don’t light dumpsters on fire and try to burn places down. Nor do they try to loot businesses. Protests are peaceful.

          Riots are not peaceful, they light dumpster fires, try to burn places down, and loot businesses.

          That was a riot.

          ri·ot
          /ˈrīət/
          noun
          noun: riot; plural noun: riots

          1.
          a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.
          “riots broke out in the capital”

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            Anonymous

            September 15, 2020 at 7:00 am

            Rich frat boys light dumpsters and cars on fire every year after football and basket ball games in Columbus etc.
            ‘Cops just wave ….seriously

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Kyle from video of him speaking possibly has mild autism and definitely bad parenting, Drunken milita mom it seems
    Here is Kyle hitting a girl, she slapped him first but a man walks away

    https://boxden.com/showthread.php?t=2915242

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    No Name4u Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 11:33 am

    https://boxden.com/showthread.php?t=2915242

    Kyle in july being an incel jerk .
    Stop promoting drunk/pain pill/heroin armed red neck militia. Most of them are jobless bums that self harmed to get on ssi/disability.
    Cops have time to beat and gas people holding sign but are seldom seen pursuing the small faction of looters that show up.
    You are an old fossil relic of the past.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      Totally different from when black sports stars and celebrities are being incel and beating up women, according to pukes (that share your views) that’s okay, they should be admired.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm

        lock them up too if they beat women, ps whataboutism is for the weak minded
        i hate jocks(mostly)

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm

          Just trying to point out the double standard of the left wing nuts.

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            Anonymous

            August 30, 2020 at 3:59 pm

            No your not trying to point out hypocrisy you are stirring the pot and trying to defend a murderer. You got owned.

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            Anonymous

            August 31, 2020 at 6:07 am

            I remember left wing pundits admonishing sports stars that commit domestic violence you are a fool

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 10:32 am

    One thing for sure he has the BEST lawyer/law firm in America that stepped forward to represent him – The same law firm that represented the 17 year old COVINGTON KID – he was already awarded 70 million from on of FAKE news outlets and has a few more to go = plus the New York Times and the Washington Post who also chose to make a racist out of him – You know yourself if your life was in danger and had a gun you would have gone into the SURVIVAL MODE!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Republican crackhead strikes again! Using the media to rile up his base and anger the opposition with his vile bile.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 8:22 am

    this is the stupidest shit I’ve ever read in my entire life

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Well Todd, this is where your thinking is going.

    PORTLAND, Ore. — A man was shot and killed Saturday as a large group of supporters of President Trump traveled in a caravan through downtown Portland, Ore., which has seen nightly protests for three consecutive months.

    The pro-Trump rally drew hundreds of trucks full of supporters into the city. At times, Trump supporters and counterprotesters clashed on the streets, with people shooting paintball guns from the beds of pickup trucks and protesters throwing objects back at them.

    A video that purports to be of the shooting, taken from the far side of the street, showed a small group of people in the road outside what appears to be a parking garage. Gunfire erupts, and a man collapses in the street.

    The man who was shot and killed was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a far-right group based in Portland that has clashed with protesters in the past.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Where is the proof these men were convicted felons? It wasn’t a Molotov it was a grocery bag. HE WAS NOT A CERTIFIED EMT BECAUSE YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 21 IN THE STATE OF IL. Like I said where are the sources of your lies?? Where is the proof?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 11:35 am

      https://boxden.com/showthread.php?t=2915242

      Kyle being a red neck loser incel in July

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        Road King Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 12:19 pm

        What you got against red neck’s.

        Your not nice.

        Got problems, look’s like.

        Buzz off bitch.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 11:40 am

      Andy Ngo right wing liar started that. TRied to say Rosnebaum was a molester etc using a city data piece he wrote. Thing is you click the state portal link and search on it no showing of Rosenbaum

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      here is an article, it has the information and tells were they got it.

      https://www.wisconsinrightnow.com/2020/08/28/kenosha-shooting/

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 31, 2020 at 6:11 am

        Hhahha
        A right wing rag
        Try looking in the national sex offender database and wisconsin’s
        you are lazy
        and all those sources are liars sourcing andy ngo

        you are lazy google and google again and again always

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 31, 2020 at 2:06 pm

          Rosenbaum was CONVICTED of Sexual Conduct with a Minor on 12/16/2002, in the state of Arizona. NOT Wisconsin. Limpy, take your lazy ass and look that up. As for the paper being “a right wing rag” or ” a poorly formatted rag”, the writer did tons more research than your GOD of news CNN.
          If you bothered to actually read, oh never mind, your a liberal, CNN has to tell you or you don’t know.

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            Anonymous

            August 31, 2020 at 3:10 pm

            Can you show us some proof of that? I am sorry but I don’t trust you to tell the truth.

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            Anonymous

            September 3, 2020 at 11:14 am

            he was not in any database I posted links to all pf them past week

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 31, 2020 at 6:11 am

        amateur poorly formatted rag

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    George Lincoln Rockwell Reply Report comment

    August 30, 2020 at 6:56 am

    OK, let’s arm everybody with AR-15s and turn them loose on the streets to protect the police. Teenagers are definitely mature enough to be entrusted with law enforcement duties including using deadly force. When we all have guns and the shooting starts how can you be sure the one you just shot through his eye socket was a bad guy? And who says you won’t get shot. You gun nuts are insane. Go to Syria where you can shoot down terrorists.

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      Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      What you fear (allow all law-abiding US citizens to be armed) would, actually, work very well.

      So, get out of your closed-minded, leftist, elite mentality and watch a few episodes of ‘GUNSMOKE’ – and get back to me.

      You’ll see.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 3:04 pm

        Using a fake 60’s tv show as a reference to reality , you drunk old pain pill popping right wing fossil

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    Werner Z Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Great write-up. One thing to note, Kyle didn’t transport a firearm across state lines. He had been loaned the rifle by a Wisconsin resident for personal protection in what was certain to be a dangerous environment.

    As you made clear, Kyle was there to defend the area where he was employed and to serve as a trained EMT medic for BLM. Based on information I have gathered, the militia he was standing with were actually there in support of peaceful BLM protesters. Twitter videos show him in this group of pro-BLM libertarian militia members. The reason Rosenbaum singled out Kyle is because Kyle had used a fire extinguisher to put out a fire than Rosenbaum had started in a dumpster and was leading a group trying to push it toward a gas station (https://www.bitchute[dot]com/video/9Ug4CKWZndOk/). Rosenbaum was extremely angry and aggressive towards Kyle immediately after this. At one point video evidence shows Rosenbaum throwing a plastic bag with materials inside it at Kyle. Originally, this was falsely reported to be a molitov cocktail, but it was more likely to be an improvised chemical device, which were said to be in use by violent protesters that night (https://www.bitchute[fot]com/video/W81P3yBSoVpg/).

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    werner Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 11:56 pm

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    Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    TB is one very sick neo-nazi facist.

    ——

    The only neo-nazi fascists are the ones supporting these violent ANTIFA rioters, made up primarily of pedophiles like the first one killed in self-defense by Kyle that night. If you identify with disgusting people like that and support attacking a man just because he put out your attempt at arson with a fire extinguisher, you deserve to rot in prison with the rest of your neo-nazi fascist far-leftists.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      Show a link that is not that fake City-Data message board proving anyone is a pedo, you red necks druggy scum

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 31, 2020 at 9:49 am

      Werner Z, same question as another poster. Do you have mainstream media sources to support your statements? Seems to tie into QAnon. And like Pizzagate, that only showed up in the last two elections as distraction issues from Trump.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 11:01 pm

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    Jase the biker Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Mr. Blodgett I think you did a great job of addressing this situation. I think this needs to be heard. I believe that what he did was right. He useed self-defense because he believed that that was right thing to do.

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    US Army 1980-88 Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    I think Mr Blodgett did a great job here of presenting the facts of this tragedy. It looks like to me that this kid tried to help and got abused, chased, and even struck by at least two rioters.

    In the Army, we were taught to retreat, if possible, when engaged in a situation where the other side has the advantage, either in terms of manpower or fire power. Now that is just what this Kyle kid tried to do. He also did not use excessive force, and then, he calmly walked, hands up, toward the officers after the smoke settled.

    He was definitely provoked and should have no trouble getting off, at least on the murder counts. I bet this won’t even get to a trial, it is so obvious he was in fear for his own life and it is self defense.

    This boy’s attackers had it coming, I for one am glad he put them down. Because now they are no longer a problem for the rest of us.

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      Frank S Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 9:08 pm

      Army, someone with your views should not ever have been in our armed services.

      Since when is it okay to kill somebody just because they are a pedophile or a wife beater or an anarchist? Those men paid for their mistakes and served prison time.

      Yet, you want them dead because you think they should have been executed instead of getting locked up.

      Like I said, people like you have no business serving in the armed forces, you are a danger to society.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 3:11 pm

        https://www.nsopw.gov/en/Search/Results

        kyle hitting a girl in july

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 10:49 pm

        Frank S. “Since when is it okay to kill somebody just because they are a pedophile or a wife beater or an anarchist?”

        That has nothing to do with it. What does, is the FACT that each of the 3 criminals attacked Rittenhouse, 1 tried to take the rifle from him, 1 hit him with a skateboard(used as a weapon), and the 1 that lived had a handgun pointed at him. They all were in a mob (eyewitnesses say 20 or more people) that was chasing him yelling about hurting him. Rittenhouse’s transgression? Using fire extinguishers on a fire set by Rosenbaum in a dumpster that he wanted to push into police cars at the gas station.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 31, 2020 at 6:16 am

          check sex offender registry there is a national one too
          he is not on it

          laziness is not good, you read or hear something look it up, look it up again etc

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Sad blodgett, really sad. You are giving tacit approval to all the stupid wanna be heroes to shoot people.

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      Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 7:34 pm

      Really?

      How’s that?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 29, 2020 at 11:19 pm

        By printing this is how: “An idealistic young man made a sincere effort to protect innocent lives and property. In so doing, he was violently assaulted by three criminals. He defended himself effectively, and with restraint. Readers who don’t see it this way will have trouble understanding that this, now, is our new normal.”
        Rittenhouse as a tragic hero? No. A product of our present mindset? Yes. A criminal? Yes A murderer? Forever.

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          Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

          August 30, 2020 at 12:08 am

          Wrong.

          I don’t advocate, or condone, ANYONE ever even attempting to deliberately cause any harm, whatsoever, to any peaceable, law-abiding American.

          I’m also fine with US citizens exercising their right to self-defense, particularly in cases in which they’re being chased – especially, by a mob, as Rittenhouse was – and/or physically assaulted, and/or threatened with weapons, which he was.

          The three ex-cons (felons, actually) who went after Mr. Rittenhouse were, themselves, acting illegally. Their violence was met, head-on, by their intended victim.

          Why do you have a problem with that?

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            Anonymous

            August 30, 2020 at 4:06 pm

            Why? Because the “3 ex cons” weren’t ex-cons for one. Ngo is a right wing nut job and his made up story has been debunked numerous times since he posted it. Can you admit you were conned?

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            Anonymous

            August 31, 2020 at 5:49 am

            Did you see the video of Ngo being beaten by the pack of Antifa hyenas? Ngo was very lucky he wasn’t seriously injured, and that is no con job.

            There are anarchist entities funding and supporting these ‘protests’…You are the one being conned.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 31, 2020 at 6:17 am

        todd you have cirrohsis jaundice get help

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 31, 2020 at 7:04 am

        There is also footage of Ngo standing and talking to proud boys plotting the violence that led to him getting his ass kicked

        https://www.salon.com/2019/08/28/right-wing-journalist-andy-ngo-outed-video-shows-him-hanging-out-with-far-right-hate-group/

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    Retired NIACC Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Well, once again, North Iowa’s semi-literate crowd of Trump fanatics is out in force, endorsing the latest hysterical nonsense emitted from Todd Blodgett, who learned his trade from the racist Lee Atwater.

    As I peruse these comments, I remind myself hoping for even one pro-Blodgett post with correct grammar, spelling, usage, and punctuation.

    To no avail.

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      Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 7:32 pm

      In reply to ‘Retired NIACC’ – You wrote, “As I peruse these comments, I remind myself hoping for even one pro-Blodgett post with correct grammar, spelling, usage, and punctuation.”

      NIACC, if you think that the sentence you wrote (above) is grammatically correct, then NIACC should never have hired you. In fact, if you believe that the sentence you wrote is grammatically proper, you should not ever have been a teacher.

      Your thoughts?

      I’ll wait.

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        MCHS '79 Reply Report comment

        August 29, 2020 at 8:57 pm

        Super come-back on Niacc Todd, your the same funny guy you were back in school.

        You made some teachers you did not like look dumb, I do remember that. I seen you go at it with alot of teachers it was cool to see how they would get so mad at you, I think some of them would of killed you if they could. Especially Mr. Warren and coach Alvarez and the big fat guy that taught psych, Mike something.

        Try to guess who I am, we had the same history class at the high school and your dad put braces on my sister’s teeth.

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          Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

          August 30, 2020 at 12:12 am

          MCHS ’79: Maybe you’ll provide me with a few more clues?

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            Kraig

            August 30, 2020 at 9:28 pm

            Mike Mehleder.
            Taught next to Mr.Oswald

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            Todd Blodgett

            August 31, 2020 at 12:12 pm

            Kraig – I remember Mr. Mehleder; he taught for about 8-9 years at MCHS. I understand that he died, several years ago, in Arizona.

            Nice to hear from you!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 2:43 pm

      I understood what he was saying perfectly, regardless of “correct grammar, spelling, usage, and punctuation” The truth is still the truth, no matter how you spell it. Now go ahead and tell me what I am, I know you’re going to, but FYI, I don’t give a F*** what YOU think.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 31, 2020 at 6:18 am

      Well not to be a jerk look at Todd, that liver is failing

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    Hillary got 3 million more Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Great article Todd, Kyle is a tough little hombre. He so tough his mama filed for a restraining order because some little heathen at school called him stupid. Good thing too cus Kyle toughguy woulda shot the kid’s face maybe with an AK for such treatment?

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    N. IA Area Education Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Blodgett has reached a new low, what with this dumpster fire of an Op-Ed piece.

    Referring to a man’s limb being shot off, Toddy Boy writes that the victim is now “disarmed”. And most of the bloggers here think that that’s cute.

    Oh. My. God.

    I dread opening up the Des Moines Register and NIT and even the Globe Gazette, for fear I will come across one of this crazy gun nut’s rants.

    Reading this crypto-facist’s screed has ruined what’s left of my weekend. And you ignoramuses who cheer him on are nothing but Nazi pigs.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      I guess not all of us can be intolerant left nuts like you. Maybe you hang out with your buddy Dick from NIACC.

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    Mason City grampa Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    I am in a coffee group that meets a couple times a week, this has been going on for years.

    Let me say, every guy in out little club said pretty much what Mr. Blodgett wrote up on here.

    One of our guys is a retired CL PD, he says he will be very surprised if this Rittenhouse don’t get off on account of self defense. He was being chased by up to 20 people and he tried to retreat at least two times.

    Good wording Mr. Blodgett, you are exactly right, just like you usually are.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 22, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      By the way even if the victims had any past criminal history-it is irrelevant to Kyle’s actions that night. Rittenhouse is set to make his next court appearance on Sept. 25, and no court proceedings have called attention to the criminal histories of his alleged victims. The phenomenon to call attention to this is particularly prevalent when authorities kill non-white people; for example, conservative corners of the internet focused on Floyd’s alleged criminal background after his death, which sparked a civil rights movement, and the rapsheet of another Black man, Rayshard Brooks, after a white Atlanta police officer fatally shot him in a Wendy’s parking lot in June 2020.
      Psychologists have said the strategy — whether intentional or not — of shifting focus away from questionable violence and onto the past unlawful behavior of victims makes it easy for people to subscribe to the “they had it coming” trope and justify deaths or injuries.
      In response to that campaign, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel released a statement on Sept. 1 in which it explained why the newspaphad not reported on the victims’ past legal records. The statement read:

      There is no evidence so far that the backgrounds of the three victims — Anthony Huber, Joseph Rosenbaum and Gaige Grosskreutz — had anything to do with the clashes that led to the deaths of Huber and Rosenbaum and the wounding of Grosskreutz.

      They are the victims of a shooting, and as far as we can tell their past legal records have no bearing on them being shot during a protest.

      By illegally bringing a firearm to Wisconsin and openly carrying it, Kyle Rittenhouse committed a Class A misdemeanor. Even under Illinois Code, he’s not of legal age to carry an AR-15. There can be no question that Rittenhouse and whatever adults were in charge of him made idiotic decisions. Minors should not stand guard at protests- play-acting at being cops. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2020/08/30/witnesses-detail-kenosha-shooting-seeing-kyle-rittenhouse-protest-jacob-blake-wisconsin-17-year-old/5656907002/

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    Donkey Girl Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Did Kyle’s mommy, a nurse’s aid, get dressed up in army fatigues and drive him to Kenosha?

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      Elephant > Donkey Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Kyle is a HERO so what if he can’t drive! His mom Wendy should NOT be arrested!

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      MAGA blows Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 7:05 pm

      I expect the mother of Kyle Rittenhouse to also be arrested. Wendy, enjoy jail.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Part of the problem they have been hiring weak as Police Officers now for years.
    25 years ago they hired men. When a thug got out of line he got his ass beat, cuffed, and thrown in jail. Today they got 120lb men and women and trying to deal with this shit all they can do is shoot the dumbass.

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      Support your local Police Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Yes – you nailed it totally.

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      CJ Reply Report comment

      September 1, 2020 at 10:13 pm

      Wow, how small is your penis? 2-3 inches? Micro-penis? Bet you have a big ole truck though. Like a “real man”.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    HERO !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    The whole thing that caused the rioters to chimp out was Kyle daring to bring a fresh fire extinguisher to a dude putting out fires. The rioters didn’t have the right to come from out of state and burn down local businesses. They argued and then pulled pistols, and Kyle retreated where he was fired upon and had a charging pedophile to exterminate. He then retreated from the rioters and had to defend himself again.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    He’s neither a hero nor a vigilante, he’s a bastard criminal thug. He was radicalized by his loser mother who couldn’t get his loser father to marry her even by getting pregnant with him.

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      Darcey Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 5:54 pm

      Your sick, this boy is not no thug it is not his fault if he is bastard, thats on his mom you creep.

      Kyle got rid of a pedafile a wife beater and a evil aggitater that hates on our country.

      If you do not see how he done done good thats your problem. He should of finished off the guy the one wants anarky, to bad he will live.

      You need to love America do you not know.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 5:39 pm

        you are illiterate in your spelling

        https://www.nsopw.gov/

        you will not find Rosenbaum on there Andy Ngo planted that on a a city-data site fake shit

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 31, 2020 at 11:08 pm

        The above is a totally faked post written by someone who wants us to think they are a backwoods, uneducated, Trump lover. More than likely it is someone who is looking for a thank you from the author of the post. Maybe recognition from the author is another hope. I imagine this is actually a member of the N. Iowa Republican group who thinks they are being cute while praising Trump. Pathetic.

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        Cj Reply Report comment

        September 1, 2020 at 9:52 pm

        Darcey, your comments would hold more weight if you could put a coherent sentence together, but alas, your message is lost in the sea of misspellings and “not no thug”s. It’s sad. I would love to hear from a person whom the American education system failed, but I can’t understand a damn thing you’re trying to say.

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    MiLK Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Regardless of self defense or not we don’t need Fortnite LARPing teenagers going to active riot zones with a gun.

    If we must accept this as apart of the lefts actions as the article states, we must also apply the same logic to the right. When you bring in paramilitary troops in rented vans (which is hilarious) and abduct people off the street what do you think is going to happen? When you see a video of cops shooting a guy in the back 7 times what do you think is going to happen? This is the classic puritan “she shouldn’t have been wearing that if she didn’t want to be raped”.

    I think requiring police offers to carry insurance if there are any lawsuits levied towards them in commission of their job (like we require of many other professions). This would protect the taxpayer and have consequences for the police if their misconduct rises to that level.

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      Wanda Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 6:07 pm

      The pedo and the assaulter and the anarchist, they were all on borrowed time anyways. We need to execute their kind, not let them roam free out into our streets.

      They do crazy stuff that makes good kids like this here one get arrested. Does anybody know, is there some way to give money to this boy for his defense.

      Shame on them go fund me folks took down his page.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 3:16 pm

        Go to national sex offender registry and look up Rosenbaum he is not there
        Andy Ngo planted a fake post on a message baord Ctiy-data

        always look stuff up and look it up again, and again

        laziness and stupidity , drug use and drinking all right wing does

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 30, 2020 at 7:09 pm

          No Joseph Rosenbaum is found on the Wisconsin sex offender registry right now, but he may have been removed because he’s deceased. Screenshots and city databases show that he was on that registry for a sexual contact with a minor case out of Arizona.

          When asked Wisconsin Department of Corrections if they had a Joseph Rosenbaum on the registry before and they said yes and they were notified he’s now deceased.

          The charge was Sexual Conduct with a Minor. The conviction date was 12/16/2002 in Arizona.

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            Anonymous

            August 31, 2020 at 6:25 am

            https://www.nsopw.gov/

            national data base

            oh click on the state portalin that city-data link it is a blank

            laziness is a sin

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            Anonymous

            August 31, 2020 at 6:26 am

            post a lice ink not text or be considered a troll of misinfo

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            Anonymous

            August 31, 2020 at 6:27 am

            Post a live link not a copy/paste of text

            fake troll of fake info

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        CJ Reply Report comment

        September 1, 2020 at 10:11 pm

        Oh the old “I’m not responsible for my actions because…” argument. I guess I can’t be responsible for calling you an ignorant piece of shit because the fact that I’m well-educated and not a hateful moron made me do it. You cannot dole out justice just because someone is doing something you don’t agree with or understand. I cannot shoot you just because you’re stupid and dangerous. It’s always the people with the smallest brains that want to solve things with guns and their own harebrained ideas of justice.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 6:52 pm

      If the law is required to BUY insurance..how well will they perform there job, worrying about all the gooners wanting to blame/sue somebody

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 31, 2020 at 11:21 am

        doctors git to be insured as do several other careers

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    Retired from Newman Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Beautiful words, great message.

    Thank you, Mr. B.

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    West campus Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    “albeit, disarmed.”

    Leave it to Blodgett to come up with that one.

    Yes, I can see the humor, and it is amusing.

    But still kinda sick.

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      Lloyd W Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      No. What is sick is them rioters burn them buildings down stick people up and smash cars rob places ect.

      Nothing sick at all about a good young man doing what is right. One way or the other, these bad egg’s got to go.

      The sooner we get rid of them all the better for everybody that obey’s the law.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 29, 2020 at 6:48 pm

        Amen

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 3:17 pm

        half the riot footage is from stock footage sites, right click hit image search on pics

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 30, 2020 at 11:01 pm

          Yes, CNN,MSNBC, and the rest of your liberal media outlets due use a lot of stock footage.

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            Anonymous

            September 3, 2020 at 11:19 am

            Me again , you dim witted hick
            News should be boring and factual, opinion should be separate and labeled as such
            News should not have fans
            Lazy fat redneck

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        CJ Reply Report comment

        September 1, 2020 at 9:55 pm

        What is sick is how badly the American education system has failed you. I know you didn’t read this entire article, because you clearly are semi-illiterate. Please learn some spelling and grammar and then come back and make comments like an adult.

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    Asbury Farm Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Wonderful column, Todd.

    Keep them coming, we love to read your stuff.

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    Patricia Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    The young man that Blodgett is making fun of (“disarmed”) now handicapped, just like the one that Donald T Rump ridiculed when he tried to imitate his manner of speech.

    And here are all of you neanderthals, who think it is just soooo funny. A man’s muscle was shot off by a teen-aged lunatic, and you all think it is humourous.

    You people disgust me.

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      Jake Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 4:33 pm

      Should of shot him dead.

      Good riddance.

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        CJ Reply Report comment

        September 1, 2020 at 9:58 pm

        It’s “should have”. I am sorry but even if I didn’t think you were an ignorant person who somehow believes he has the right to dole out justice based on principle alone…I would never take you seriously because you can’t form a coherent sentence. That should be the minimum requirement for people to share their opinions.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 6:47 pm

      Did he not ask for it?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      Actually he didn’t quite get the humerus bone, too bad actually.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 7:15 pm

      Let’s see, a felon that has no contact orders and he was ordered not to possess weapons. Has a handgun, gets shot in arm that had handgun, most likely won’t have handgun again.

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    Biden-Harris 2020 Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    So a crazed Trump supporter shoots three men, two of them dead, and Todd Blodgett and his insane fans not only approve, but they love it.

    Surprise, surprise.

    How sad it is that this fanatical, drug-addicted gun nut even is accorded a platform to spew his blood-curdling, far right views. Even sadder that so many north Iowa readers support his advocacy of bloodshed.

    Maybe it is time for me to move to Florida, to get away from the rednecks around here. You people are sick, sick, just sick.

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      Ventura Vince Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 4:34 pm

      So move then, you commie.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 30, 2020 at 10:13 pm

        F8ck you!! Don’t choke on Trumps D!ck

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      Gene Reply Report comment

      August 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      good luck in Florida, pretty sure those rednecks will have a field day with you

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    It’s nice to see someone back up what he says with facts. I have never known you to be emotional or subjective in any of your posts. Objective with a solid base for your statements. Thank you.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 31, 2020 at 6:28 am

      use a search engine half of Todd’s post is bullshit

      also look up the sex offender registry on a national and state level he is not there

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    Andy Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    You bowled another 300 on this one Todd, oh yes.

    Copied and pasted, sent to some buddies on my email chain, they like it to, its a good one.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 2, 2020 at 6:54 am

      Your mama bowled a gutter ball when she got you.

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    MCHS class of "97" Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Mason needs somebody like this kid, he could clean up our town right quick.

    Good article Mr. Blodgett. Thank you for writing the truth and making it very funny to read!

    Dis-armed, what a hoot, LOL

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    Linden Drive Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Mr B, we can’t stop laughing! Loved how you told about the guy who’s bicep this boy shot all to hell… he will survive, albeit, disarmed.

    LOL!!!!!

    OMG, now that is funny!!!!!

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      Earl's fruit market lady Reply Report comment

      August 29, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      I agree, thats one of the funniest things I have ever read. In my whole life. I called my neighbor to tell him about it, he just now called back, was laughing real good.

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        CJ Reply Report comment

        September 1, 2020 at 10:02 pm

        Was laughing real good. Lolol. I can’t even get mad at you illiterate losers because of course someone who can’t cobble together words to form a coherent thought would find this disgusting article funny. These are Trump supporters. Thank you for being everything we thought you were. It’s refreshing and nice that in this crazy year, we can still rely on Trump supporters being stupid. Godspeed.

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    Retired NW cement Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Great article Todd, we love it and the wife post it on her Facebook page.

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    Suzy Q Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Goody for Mr Blodgett, he says this so nice and clear.

    If our beloved country makes it, it will be on count of good Americans got rid of these evil looters. Like our wonderful Presidents says, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.

    I sure wish Mason City had some good kids like this Kyle, what a wonderful thing he did, getting rid of these hoodlums. He should go free, he did nothing wrong.

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      CJ Reply Report comment

      September 1, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      Interesting that looting means you’re evil, but murder makes you a hero? So if someone is doing something I don’t like, for example, you posting a poorly-spelled comment expounding the merits of a murderer, I have the right to shoot you for being so stupid? I’ll bear that in mind.

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        NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        September 3, 2020 at 10:03 am

        White collar crooks can loot a bank for years and get probation in America.

        **SOURCE**

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          September 4, 2020 at 6:07 pm

          Todd and his drunk ilk love and support white collar criminals

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    North End since "71" Reply Report comment

    August 29, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO, Mr Blodgett. This is one of the best columns you have ever wrote. I just now send it to our daughter she lives in Utah, she will love it.

    Thank you for saying what we think, Todd, we love America we love your words, we will vote Trump.

    TRUMP in 2020!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love America or get out.