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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

A shocking video shows the moment an American couple narrowly escaped machete-wielding bandits on a rural road in Kenya.

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A car jacking in one of the car jacking capitals of the world? Must be political.

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-05 02:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Boaz,

Why aren't you loving/accepting of liberals?

Same reason as these clowns, right?

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 02:10 PM | Reply

I suggest not clicking on the link and trying to watch the video. I got locked into a pop-up ad on my phone.

Not surprising, a source for news in Boaz's world.

#3 | Posted by memyselfini at 2018-12-05 02:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Who in their right minds would even put "liberal" or "conservative" to this story and what happened?

The comments about them moving to Kenya and opening a Crossfit gym are classic! LMAO!

#4 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-05 02:24 PM | Reply

Boaz: It's bizarre how often you make people in a news story "liberals" when there's nothing in the story about political beliefs or political affiliation. This couple moved to Kenya three years ago for business reasons. They saw an opportunity to make money running a Crossfit gym in Nairobi.

Given that, it makes zero sense to ask the question in your headline.

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2018-12-05 02:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This happened in Kenya? Obama must have been involved.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-12-05 02:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"Given that, it makes zero sense to ask the question in your headline"

By the same token, it makes plenty of sense for me to ask Boaz the very same question.

I'll make the popcorn... dammit!

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 02:30 PM | Reply

Only liberals would think it's safe to go to Kenya. It's ok, Darwin will take care of this..

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2018-12-05 02:33 PM | Reply

"Only liberals would think it's safe to go to Kenya."

Sounds like the entire nation of Kenya should come here seeking refuge.

"It's ok, Darwin will take care of this.."

Sounds like you want the entire nation of Kenya to get hacked to death with machetes.

You... you do know Obama's not really from there, right?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 02:36 PM | Reply

Only liberals would think it's safe to go to Kenya.

Americans move all over the world to pursue business opportunities. They learn about places instead of hiding under the bed.

Before you get all paranoid about big scary Africa, Americans are 14 times more likely to be the victim of a gun crime and 68% more likely to be murdered than Kenyans. So it's not like crime problems are unique to that country or any other you think conservatives are too terrified to visit.

#10 | Posted by rcade at 2018-12-05 02:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Obama's cousin did it.

#11 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-12-05 02:51 PM | Reply

Sounds like you want the entire nation of Kenya to get hacked to death with machetes.

Doesnt matter what I want. They will do it regardless.

#12 | Posted by boaz at 2018-12-05 03:01 PM | Reply

#10,

If that's the case, you going to host The Retort's servers there?

I thought not. If it's so "safe", are you going to move there since the U.S. is so unsafe?

And why arent all those caravan Economic members going to Africa or Kenya if it's safer than the U.S.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2018-12-05 03:05 PM | Reply

#13 - You're supposed to be in IT, right?
Why would added latency be a feature? Especially when coupled with bandwidth and hops?

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-05 03:10 PM | Reply

If it's reported that the couple outran the Kenyan mob, I'm calling fake news.

OK, so they were in a car.
"He wrote: 'Our fitness can prepare us for life, but there are times when things happen so fast that we can only give credit to God for His protection.'"

So obviously they aren't atheist liberals.

Headline fail.

#15 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-12-05 03:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Ping notwithstanding, why would it even matter where the servers are hosted when RCade can just rcon in?

When I worked at Microsoft the 300 or so servers we managed were in the TUK-3 data center 25 miles down the road. I never even saw them.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 03:16 PM | Reply

Snoofy,

People who have common sense arent moving to Kenya. Africa is about the closest thing we have like Mad Max, as this video shows..

#17 | Posted by boaz at 2018-12-05 03:31 PM | Reply

>Africa is about the closest thing we have like Mad Max,

Feral dogs have taken over parts of Detroit.

#18 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-12-05 03:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Feral dogs have taken over parts of Detroit."

And a braying jackass has taken over the White House.

#19 | Posted by RevDarko at 2018-12-05 03:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

RCADE,
Why do you let BOAZ continue to post his ignorant anti-liberal hate screeds day after day?

#20 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-12-05 03:49 PM | Reply

Feral dogs have taken over parts of Detroit.
And a braying jackass has taken over the White House.
POSTED BY REVDARKO

This sounds Metal AF!!

#21 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-12-05 03:54 PM | Reply

#20: Probably for the same reason you are.

#22 | Posted by Daniel at 2018-12-05 03:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If that's the case, you going to host The Retort's servers there?

Why would there be any personal danger to me hosting the server there? You are confused about how web hosting works, son.

#23 | Posted by rcade at 2018-12-05 04:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

RCADE,
Why do you let BOAZ continue to post his ignorant anti-liberal hate screeds day after day?

#20 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour

For the same reason he lets you, Hans, Snoofy and Laura insult and troll me without adding anything to the posts I make. It attracts other liberal idiots like you.

RCADE has this site as a business model. Liberals want to argue and pontificate and talking condescending to other liberals doesnt cut it. So RCADE needs a couple of conservatives on this site to make sure it's not an echo chamber.

#24 | Posted by boaz at 2018-12-05 04:06 PM | Reply

"So RCADE needs a couple of conservatives on this site to make sure it's not an echo chamber."

So you're here to help liberals run their business.

Mighty white of you, Boaz!

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 04:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Africa is about the closest thing we have like Mad Max, as this video shows.

There was a mass shooting in America with 525 people hurt. That and the other mass shootings we have every couple weeks are more Mad Max than a carjacking committed by three people in which they didn't fire a shot.

There are crimes every day in this country far scarier than this link. Only an exaggerated fear of black Africans and the existence of video makes this story get attention.

#26 | Posted by rcade at 2018-12-05 04:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

RCADE has this site as a business model.

This site's business model died a year ago. News content on the web isn't being funded by ad support. That's why so many publications are struggling and some are even closing down entirely.

The Retort is still around because we're hoping to eventually figure out how to make a decent profit again.

#27 | Posted by rcade at 2018-12-05 04:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Only an exaggerated fear of black Africans and the existence of video makes this story get attention." - #26 | Posted by rcade at 2018-12-05 04:09 PM

Just the reasons why the Retort's Clayton Bigsby posted this particular thread.

#28 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-05 04:12 PM | Reply

#27

"Again?"

:)

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 04:14 PM | Reply

"The Retort is still around because we're hoping to eventually figure out how to make a decent profit again."

Once a year, auction off the right to hunt down a conservative in a controlled environment.

#30 | Posted by RevDarko at 2018-12-05 04:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

The Retort is still around because we're hoping to eventually figure out how to make a decent profit again.

POSTED BY RCADE AT 2018-12-05 04:11 PM | REPLY

Don't lie to us RCADE. You keep the Retort around because you know it keeps us off of the streets and keeps us from arguing with ourselves. It keeps us relatively sane.

#31 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-05 04:18 PM | Reply

"Relatively sane" is the best we can hope for.

I'd compare this to a bar but drunks make more sense than we do!

#32 | Posted by rcade at 2018-12-05 04:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Rcade,

Why dont you start Cruel again? What happened to that site?

#33 | Posted by boaz at 2018-12-05 04:36 PM | Reply

You could make money by charging Tremaine by the word, Nulli by each trolling and or Nazi/Trump coddling post, Jeffj and JPW by the alcohol content per ounce, and extra for each BBQ related post for Jeff.

RoCheney by the unlawyerly argument-free post, Boaz by each anti-black post, Sniper, FishP, and Spork for every absolutely fact-free post, Dirk by every time he's called a Commie, rightly or not; rightly costs more.

Just think of what you could make on charging Laura just a nickle for every HDS post! Not to mention Puritopian post surcharges.

You could make a bundle for every post where Andrea hasn't the slightest clue of not only what he's talking about, but the subject matter in general.

And if I paid you for every time I b-slapped Nulli, I'd.... well, I'd have to give up any new pantsuits for a month.

#34 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-05 04:46 PM | Reply

--#34 | Posted by Corky

Shameless trolling (tm).

#35 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-05 04:50 PM | Reply

#35

Shameful devolution(tm).

#36 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-05 04:57 PM | Reply

The Retort is still around because we're hoping to eventually figure out how to make a decent profit again.

#27 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2018-12-05 04:11 PM | FLAG:

I told you how to fix that last year, and you banned me for it.

#37 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-05 05:01 PM | Reply

The Retort is still around because we're hoping to eventually figure out how to make a decent profit again. #27 | POSTED BY RCADE

Native advertising? Just throwing buzzwords out, I don't know anything about making internet money.

#38 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-05 05:12 PM | Reply

I told you how to fix that last year#37 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

How?

#39 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-05 05:13 PM | Reply

Subscription for the ability to embed memes in the nooner, sign me upppp

#40 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-05 05:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trying to get me banned again?

#41 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-05 05:17 PM | Reply

Haha no, I'm just curious about monetization strategies.

#42 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-05 05:39 PM | Reply

I don't know anything about advertising but it seems to me, just from a common sense standpoint, hitting, maybe, 20 people a day (tops barring lurkers) isn't exactly a mass market that draws revenue.

I always thought the Drudge Retort was just a hobby anyway.

#43 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-12-05 05:55 PM | Reply

Number of page views per month here is like a million, last I heard.

Bastards at Amazon dont make Alexa (the web analytics, not the NSA microphone) public anymore without paying.

#44 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-05 06:07 PM | Reply

And why arent all those caravan Economic members going to Africa or Kenya if it's safer than the U.S.
#13 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Just a guess, but I'm guessing it has to do with the ATLANTIC F&@$ING OCEAN.

Boaz, words escape me sometimes when contemplating your existence.

#45 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-05 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

SNOOFY

"Number of page views per month here is like a million, last I heard."

That would make a difference if it was from a million different people. Or even 500.

It would also make a difference if all those new registrations on the state page didn't go elsewhere for more intellectual conversation. The B.S. gets pretty deep in here sometimes. We might as well hang out a sign that says "Enter at your own risk."

#46 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-12-05 07:19 PM | Reply

I think it would be hilarious if the crazies who dive into the comments of DailyKos, MotherJones, Washington Times, and the Weekly Standard came here all of a sudden for commentary. The heavy users and gatekeepers here would probably textually haze those newbies.

#47 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-05 08:47 PM | Reply

All the while also claiming that the high output nubs are some other poster from multiple years ago, lol.

#48 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-05 08:48 PM | Reply

I would be interested in seeing each of you write small op/Ed pieces

#49 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-05 10:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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