Balladeer’s Blog’s recurring feature Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead strikes again.
This time around it’s another shoutout to the Stray Cats and their hit song Stray Cat Strut. Only Adam Ant has received more coverage in this feature than the Stray Cats.
For Flashman Down Under, Flashman in the Opium War & Flashman and the Kings click HERE Balladeer’s Blog now moves on to another Harry Flashman adventure referred to but never completed before George MacDonald Fraser’s death.
Projected Title: FLASHMAN ON THE GOLD COAST
Time Period: Third Ashanti War (1873-1874)
The Setup: Queen Victoria’s Empire – specifically the British Gold Coast – bought the Dutch Gold Coast from Holland in 1871. The nearby Ashanti People of Africa had been at peace with the Dutch for over 200 years but were wary of their “new neighbors” and were protective of their enormous wealth in gold. They invaded the British Gold Coast in May, 1873.
In June the advance of the Ashanti was halted at Elmina and back in England Her Majesty’s Government made plans to send additional troops to the Gold Coast to deal with the situation. By August 13th General Garnet Wolseley was chosen to lead the army.
The Story: Wolseley, personally familiar with Flashman from the Crimean War and the Great Mutiny, would draft the reluctant Colonel-on-Half-Pay into his campaign. Sir Harry’s knack for picking up languages and his years of experience as a colonial officer would convince Wolseley of our hero’s fitness for this type of warfare, no matter what excuses Flashman would try to use. Continue reading
ANTI-TRUMP LOONS ACCIDENTALLY PROVE DEMOCRAT COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA WHILE PURSUING TRUMP
DO GILLETTE RAZORS CAUSE CANCER? WHY TAKE CHANCES?
CRAZED DEMOCRATS INSIST TRUMP IS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY FINISHED THIS TIME BECAUSE yaaaaaawwwwwwn
LOW IQ AOC IS LMAO FUN!
NEW CALL FOR STUDY OF HOW MANY CONVICTED RAPISTS USED GILLETTE RAZORS
DEMOCRATS VOW TO MAKE 2019 THE YEAR THEY RENDER THE TERM “WHITE SUPREMACIST” AS OVERUSED AND MEANINGLESS AS THEY MADE THE WORD “RACIST”
FBI INSIDERS SAY “LOOK, WE CAN ACT AS POLITICAL SABOTEURS FOR THE DEMOCRATS OR WE CAN DO OUR ACTUAL JOBS, BUT NOT BOTH”
NANCY PELOSI REFUSES TO MEET WITH FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CRIME (This one is true, by the way.) Continue reading
ASK BALLADEER: Who is your favorite Attic Old Comedian outside of Aristophanes?
ANSWER: Enough people have asked this now that I’ll post this in the spirit of an FAQ. Outside of Aristophanes, of course, we have only fragments to go by, but I would go with Eupolis. His comedies like Demoi, Marikas, Baptae, Autolycus and Taxiarchoi have been covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. Continue reading
Privileged white one percenter and Democrat career criminal Nancy Pelosi once again demonstrated her political party’s typical hypocrisy on the issue of illegal immigration and border enforcement. The link is below.
Courageous activist and strong female role model Laura Loomer led a group of illegal immigrants over the fence at Pelosi’s obscenely wasteful mansion and grounds at her home.
Loomer, a heroine to an entire generation of empowered young women, then read aloud from a list of the dead and raped victims of illegal immigrant violence until Nancy Pelosi sicced police on the crowd.
The fence to Nancy’s tasteless, disgustingly gawdy mansion is what Pelosi calls “immoral” when used as a boundary at America’s unsecured southern border. Nancy once told a group of illegal immigrants that she “wished she could take them all home with her.” Obviously that was a lie, even though Pelosi’s ill-gotten wealth would certainly permit her to house thousands of them at her otherwise useless mansion. Continue reading
Per the Glitternight index:
NCAA Division Two – 1. NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS ### 2. BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS ### 3. INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN PENNSYLVANIA CRIMSON HAWKS ### 4. SAINT EDWARD’S (TX) RATTLERS ### 5. ASHLAND UNIVERSITY EAGLES ###
6. NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SHARKS ### 7. MOREHOUSE COLLEGE MAROON TIGERS ### 8. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT AIKEN PACERS ### 9. WEST LIBERTY STATE HILLTOPPERS ### 10. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO TRITONS ### Continue reading