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THE BLUE RAIDERS ANNIHILATE D2’s KWC – Nearly each week of every college football season at least one NAIA team upsets a team from the NCAA Division TWO. This is similar to when a 1AA team upsets a 1A team. Yesterday the NAIA’s LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS didn’t just upset D2’s KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE PANTHERS, they folded, spindled and mutilated them! Lindsey Wilson College won the game by a score of SIXTY-TWO to TEN, thoroughly pleasing their home crowd!
SXU RULES THE WORLD – Another NAIA team – the SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS – hosted NCAA Division Two’s 15th ranked UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS GREYHOUNDS. The Cougars were happy to demonstrate what kind of football they play in the NAIA and led the Greyhounds 12-7 at Halftime. SXU was led by 2 rushing Touchdowns by Khary Ferguson as they pulled off the upset. The Cougars held on late to win this game for the ages by a final score of 19-15.
THE BATTLING BISHOPS ALSO RULE THE WORLD – NCAA Division Three’s NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY BATTLING BISHOPS were on the road against Division Two’s LINCOLN (PA) LIONS. QB Dustin Midgett led his team to a 13-0 Halftime advantage, with the Battling Bishop defense turning in a repeat performance in the 2nd Half for NC Wesleyan’s first shutout since 2011. Meanwhile RB Jacques Alston ran for 3 Touchdowns on the day for a Battling Bishop win by a score of 27-0. Continue reading
MUSLIM FANATICS RELEASE ANOTHER BEHEADING VIDEO AS LIBERALS RENEW THEIR VOW TO PREVENT THE WESTERN DEMOCRACIES FROM EVER WINNING A WAR AGAINST SUCH FANATICS.
Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site that equally criticizes both Liberals and Conservatives. There was another beheading video released by the favorite people of American Liberals – Muslim religious fanatics. The fanatics claim they beheaded David Haines a British AID WORKER and said they did it as a warning to America’s allies about being dragged into allegedly “unwinnable wars”. The expression “unwinnable wars” needs put in perspective. In modern warfare a victorious nation shows restraint and does not bombard an entire nation into submission like was done to Germany in World War Two for instance.
That restraint means that when the conventional war is won there is a sufficiently effective enemy network still at large in the defeated nations. The existence of such networks – often aided by forces outside the defeated country – means that any victorious nation needs to be prepared to maintain forces in the defeated nation for literally two decades AT LEAST.
That will not happen because the civilized world’s enemies (Muslim fanatics at present) know that as long as they can maintain ANY level of hostile activity they can count on the spineless and self-aggrandizing political left in the Western Democracies to do politically what they themselves cannot do militarily – force a premature withdrawal of the victorious forces. Continue reading
THE DEBUT OF ONE OF G-8’S DEADLIEST FOES!
Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the neglected Pulp Hero G-8. This is a story-by- story look at the adventures of this World War One American fighter pilot who – along with his two wingmen the Battle Aces – took on various supernatural and super- scientific menaces thrown at the Allied Powers by the Central Powers of Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Muslim Turks.
G-8 was created by Robert J Hogan in 1933 when World War One was still being called simply the World War or the Great War. Over the next eleven years Hogan wrote 110 stories featuring the adventures of G-8, the street-smart pug Nippy Weston and the brawny giant Bull Martin. The regular cast was rounded out by our hero’s archenemy Doktor Krueger, by Battle, G-8’s British manservant and by our hero’s girlfriend R-1: an American spy/ nurse whose real name, like G-8’s was never revealed.
40. SCOURGE OF THE STEEL MASK (January 1937) – AT LAST! THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF STEEL MASK, DOKTOR KRUEGER’S ONE TRUE RIVAL AS THE FANS’ FAVORITE ADVERSARY OF G-8! Decades before Dr Doom and Darth Vader Steel Mask was a supervillain who hid his horribly scarred face behind a metallic mask.
Steel Mask suffered his facial disfigurement in the explosive inferno that was unleashed when G-8 shot down a German Zeppelin he was traveling in as one of the passengers. The now-amnesiac German has lost his entire past and his only reality is his intense hatred of the American pilot who wiped out his memories and destroyed his face. Steel Mask will return again and again, designing military hardware intended to win the war and kill G-8, not necessarily in that order. Continue reading
Jesse Ventura: Wrestler turned governor of Minnesota
With the ongoing domestic violence situation with the NFL’s Ray Rice, the fake “drowning rescue” at USC plus the usual number of other scandals plaguing high-profile athletes at the moment this seemed a good time to examine the ancient Greek comedy Autolycus. This play was written by Eupolis who, along with Aristophanes and Cratinus constituted the Big Three of Attic Old Comedy. As with so many comedies of the time period Autolycus has survived only in fragmentary form, unfortunately.
The title character of Eupolis’ comedy Autolycus was an Athenian athlete who earned a high degree of fame for his performance at the Great Panathenaia in 422 B.C. To simplify the concept the Great Panathenaia was a “local” version of the Olympic games and did not have participants from all over the known Western World.
Like so many figures from ancient Athens Autolycus had both male lovers and female lovers. The plot of this comedy dealt with the way in which Autolycus’ male lover Kallias – a wealthy heir – had begun grooming Autolycus for a run at political office. The play depicted Autolycus (son of Lykon) as being all muscles and no brains, prompting Kallias to insist his lover be “coached up” on politics by one of Lykon’s servants – an erudite man who suffered financial losses and was reduced to the lackey class in Athens.
Once again we have an ancient Greek comedy with a theme we can still relate to today. On one level we can picture unlikely figures like Arnold Schwarzeneggar or Jesse Ventura successfully winning gubernatorial races despite their public reputations as “jocks” instead of statesmen. On a deeper level the theme of the comedy can also be applied to ANY figures who are deemed politically viable because of their accomplishments in a field COMPLETELY unrelated to the skills necessary to the art of governing. Continue reading
There are no NAIA games , USCAA or CCCAA games scheduled for tonight but the NCAA Divisions Two and Three plus the NJCAA will be in action.
D2 GAMES – The (8) PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS are visiting the LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY LIONS. The top-ranked defending champions – the NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS – will be at the MISSOURI SOUTHERN LIONS. The UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES host the (16) EMPORIA STATE HORNETS and the WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ICHABODS face the homestanding UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY LOPERS.
D3 GAMES – The Seventh Annual Chowder Bowl kicks off at 7pm ET. The MARITIME COLLEGE PRIVATEERS play host to the MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME BUCCANEERS. As it turns out this is the one and only Division Three game that is on the table for this evening. Continue reading
THE WAKE-UP CALL
September 11th, 2001. Superstitious savages sent a message to the civilized world. If you side with the people who committed this act you’re dead inside.
The piece of dogshit stubbornly clinging to the bottom of history’s shoes
It’s been two years since the weak, inept and crooked little man named Barack Obama killed the Americans at our compound in Benghazi just to spare himself some embarrassment and inconvenience during his reelection campaign. The repulsive demagogue had been claiming that Al Quaeda was on the run and the fact that the terrorist group coordinated the Benghazi attack would have further harmed Obama’s credibility at a crucial time. It might even have been his version of what the Tet Offensive did to Lyndon Johnson’s credibility. It also would have put the lie to Continue reading