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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Klete Keller, a champion swimmer who won two Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified by former teammates and coaches as a member of the crowd that surged into the U.S. Capitol during violent protests on Wednesday. A video posted by a reporter from a conservative outlet, Townhall, appeared to show the 6-foot-6 Keller towering over a crowd that was pushing and shoving with police officers who were trying to clear the Capitol Rotunda.

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that's Former Olympic Gold Medalist...soon to be 'No mo gold medals' gold medalist...um idiot

#1 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-01-12 08:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So? What's the point of this tidbit? Letting us know that fast swimmers can also be stupid?

We already knew that.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-01-12 08:50 PM | Reply

Clicked on the thread completely expecting it to be Ryan Lochte. Pleasantly surprised that it wasn't another Florida person.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-01-12 08:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

So? What's the point of this tidbit?

Get used to it. There will probably be hundreds of these tidbits coming.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-01-12 08:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I wanted to lose 5 pounds a few years ago
Someone handed me a diet
I weighed myself and found out I'd gained weight!
It was the Michael Phelps Olympics diet
20,000 calories a day

(/joke off)

#5 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-01-12 10:27 PM | Reply

@#4 ... There will probably be hundreds of these tidbits coming. ...

If we are fortunate, yes, there will be hundreds more insurrectionists identified and, if appropriate, arrested.



#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-12 10:58 PM | Reply

He seriously f**ked up his life, lost his job, his wife kicked him out of the house, lost his kids, had no credit cards in his name, lost his job the day after his wife kicked him out. He then got his act together selling real estate in Colorado Springs for about 3 years, then he apparently lost that job, or they found out he was in D.C. and fired him - either way he's unemployed again, stripped from the Real Estate's website.

I think he's made a lot of bad personal decisions in his life. For instance participating in an insurrection against the U.S. Government "wearing a U.S. Olympic team jacket that had 'USA' printed across the back and down the sleeves." Oh yeah, and doing all that knowing he's 6'6.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-12 11:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh yeah, and doing all that knowing he's 6'6.

At least he wasn't wearing head horns and fur.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-01-12 11:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If only my flags worked.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-12 11:06 PM | Reply

Looks like a bunch of T-list celebrities were there.

That's way below the d-list.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2021-01-12 11:20 PM | Reply

That's way below the d-list.

There were a lot of people there. The more outstanding ones will be IDed first. The rest will come in time.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-01-12 11:36 PM | Reply

Dear Mom, Apple Pie, and Baseball,

Please don't let the first letter of his middle name be a "K."

Amen.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-13 12:04 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

So funny I had to google it. It's a D thankfully.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-01-13 08:04 AM | Reply

Well, now he is definitely out of his depth. Drowning in sorrows. The ship is sunk.

#14 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-01-13 08:46 AM | Reply

military gov retirees, etc, who participated should lose benefits.

#15 | Posted by ichiro at 2021-01-13 03:39 PM | Reply

I do believe that the Navy has a new swim instructor who doesn't need to be paid the rest of his life and who never gets to leave the base.

#16 | Posted by Tor at 2021-01-13 05:37 PM | Reply

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