Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, August 09, 2019

This has been an objectively awful week. Far from a sleepy end to the summer, the country is reeling from mass shootings that claimed 31 lives in Texas and Ohio, not paying enough attention to an extremely deadly summer of violence in Chicago, having painful and not particularly productive conversations about gun control and about racism, and the government is rounding up undocumented immigrants in a way that leaves their children crying in parking lots on the first day of school.

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Welcome to the United States of Dysfunction

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-09 08:50 AM | Reply

Life has good days and it has bad days. It's always been that way and always will be. C'est la vie, non?

#2 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-09 08:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Doesn't matter. Bin Laden was right. After 9-11, we'd end up destroying ourselves from within.

#3 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2019-08-09 11:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Hey guys, not all bad news! Kamala Harris started the week as a garbage candidate, and she's ending the week as a garbage candidate.

#4 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-08-09 01:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Doesn't matter. Bin Laden was right. After 9-11, we'd end up destroying ourselves from within.

#3 | Posted by pumpkinhead

Fox news has done more damage to this country than bin laden could ever dream.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Life has good days and it has bad days. It's always been that way and always will be. C'est la vie, non?

#2 | Posted by goatman

We haven't always had a moronic sociopathic megalomaniac racist in the white house and a third of the country dumb enough to think that's a good thing.

Whistling past the graveyard only confirms your stupidity, it doesn't make you look as cool as you're trying to be.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 01:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

They're NOT "undocumented immigrants", they're illegal aliens.

#7 | Posted by willowby at 2019-08-09 02:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I thought Trump was going to stop the American carnage?

Trump Failed to Stop American Carnage
www.theatlantic.com

It's hard to feel that the U.S. is "great again" when men born and raised here keep going on mass killing sprees.

Disgraceful

Trump is so bad as president, even the dead Millard Fillmore thinks he could do better -- and Fillmore is consistently voted worst president ever.

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-09 02:48 PM | Reply

They're NOT "undocumented immigrants", they're illegal aliens.

#7 | Posted by willowby

If you want to focus on semantics its because you're losing the argument.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 02:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--If you want to focus on semantics its because you're losing the argument.

You mean like people who went from "illegal alien" to "illegal immigrant" to just "immigrant," and demonize prior usages?

Or the ones that want to force people to use politically-correct gender pronouns? The Left makes a very big deal about "semantics." It's the modern implementation of Orwellian "Newspeak."

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-09 03:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

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Fox news has done more damage to this country than bin laden could ever dream.
#5 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

If only your parasitic liberals could see yourself from my perspective.

#11 | Posted by Ray at 2019-08-09 03:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If only your parasitic liberals could see yourself from my perspective.

POSTED BY RAY AT 2019-08-09 03:29 PM | REPLY

From the nuclear safe bunker in your yard??

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-08-09 03:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The Left makes a very big deal about "semantics." It's the modern implementation of Orwellian "Newspeak."

You ought to see what the Riiiight does when you call an assault weapon an assault rifle, or a magazine a clip.
They go ballistic.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-09 03:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If only your parasitic liberals could see yourself from my perspective.

#11 | Posted by Ray

Liberals aren't the parasites sucking all the prosperity out of the country. The billionaires are, and you only help them do it when you swallow their propaganda that liberals are the problem.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 03:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Or the ones that want to force people to use politically-correct gender pronouns? The Left makes a very big deal about "semantics." It's the modern implementation of Orwellian "Newspeak."

#10 | Posted by nullifidian

the PC police are a separate problem.

And the right has their own version of it and get triggered like snowflakes on their own issues.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 03:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We are Number 1 at 249; Mexico 3; Canada, Brazil, Hungary, Australia 1; All others not in active war or rebellion 0.

#16 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-08-09 04:16 PM | Reply

Redskins lost their preseason opener.

A disgusting effort I might add.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-09 04:26 PM | Reply

Hey guys, not all bad news! Kamala Harris started the week as a garbage candidate, and she's ending the week as a garbage candidate.

#4 | POSTED BY BENnytherussian

You started out the week as a racist Ruskie POS, and you ended the week as a racist Ruskie POS.

#18 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-08-09 05:02 PM | Reply


... the government is rounding up undocumented immigrants in a way that leaves their children crying in parking lots on the first day of school ...

Documents: Plant Owners 'Willfully' Used Ineligible Workers
www.nbcconnecticut.com

...Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were "willfully and unlawfully" employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous immigration violations, according to unsealed court documents.

Federal investigators behind the biggest immigration raid in a decade relied on confidential informants inside the plants in addition to data from the monitoring bracelets to help make their case, according to the documents.

The sworn statements supported the search warrants that led a judge to authorize Wednesday's raids, and aren't official charges, but give the first detailed look at the evidence involved in what Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have described as a yearlong investigation....


#19 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-09 05:06 PM | Reply

Redskins lost their preseason opener.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism

First good news I've heard in a while.

Screw that trump supporter team and their proud racism.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 05:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Liberals aren't the parasites sucking all the prosperity out of the country. The billionaires are, and you only help them do it when you swallow their propaganda that liberals are the problem.
#14 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

To be fair, so are Republicans. Since this is a liberal website, I confine my comments to liberals.

Changing the topic to billionaires doesn't change the parasitic ideology of liberalism.

#21 | Posted by Ray at 2019-08-09 06:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yeah the parasitic ideology that is always proven right eventually.

Here's what liberals have been right about that conservatives have resisted:
Ending slavery, civil rights, workers rights, women's rights, social security, environmental protection, vietnam, the drug war, wall street regulation, iraq, trickle down economics not working, and trump being a con man.

Name one thing conservatives have been proven right about that liberals were wrong about. Just one.

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 07:23 PM | Reply

#22 That Bill Clinton lied to congress.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-09 07:38 PM | Reply

Name one thing conservatives have been proven right about that liberals were wrong about. Just one.
#22 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

I thought I was clear when I included Republicans.

More to the point, politics thrives on parasitic ideologies. Labels don't change that fact.

Living at the expense of others. That's what politics is about.

#24 | Posted by Ray at 2019-08-09 07:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I thought I was clear when I included Republicans.

More to the point, politics thrives on parasitic ideologies. Labels don't change that fact.

Living at the expense of others. That's what politics is about.

#24 | Posted by Ray

"parasitic ideology of liberalism" includes republicans? Yeah how could I have missed that.

You live at the expense of others every time you walk down the sidewalk or get clean water from your faucet or take a breath of clean air.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 08:23 PM | Reply

#22 That Bill Clinton lied to congress.

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Do liberals deny that?

They say he lied about a BJ, which is a valid thing to keep in perspective.

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 08:24 PM | Reply

You live at the expense of others every time you walk down the sidewalk or get clean water from your faucet or take a breath of clean air.
#25 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

What you are saying, in effect, that I get back more than what I pay in taxes.
I hardly think so. Not even a small fraction.

I suspect you have a government job.

#27 | Posted by Ray at 2019-08-09 08:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I suspect you have a government job.

#27 | Posted by Ray

Wrong again Mr "always right"

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 09:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wrong again Mr "always right"
#28 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

My gosh. You don't even know the meaning of "suspect."

#29 | Posted by Ray at 2019-08-09 09:26 PM | Reply

My gosh. You don't even know the meaning of "suspect."

#29 | Posted by Ray

You dont even understand the english language.

Your SUSPICION is WRONG mr "always right".

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 09:32 PM | Reply

I give up. Have a good night.

#31 | Posted by Ray at 2019-08-09 09:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

120: Guns per 100 residents in the USA.

#32 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-08-10 02:08 AM | Reply

#32

I'm doing my part.

#33 | Posted by willowby at 2019-08-10 02:48 AM | Reply

#32

I'm doing my part.

#33 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY

That's really nothing to brag about.

If you had a personal library of 120 books, I'd be more impressed.

#34 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-10 10:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

120: Guns per 100 residents in the USA.

Given that many people have dozens, that means a good part of the population doesn't have any.

#35 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-10 10:49 AM | Reply

I imagine Ray in his trailer by the dump, carefully counting the remaining dwindling dollars in his financial portfolio, deciding to pay the rent or his internet so he can post more ConservaCrapola to Drudge.

#36 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-08-11 05:44 AM | Reply

They say he lied about a BJ, which is a valid thing to keep in perspective.

#26 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Republicans really screwed the pooch that time, eh?

Real Men (Alpha Men) can relate.

I mean who hasn't lied about a--------?

#37 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-08-11 12:14 PM | Reply

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