MOTHER JONES: TRUMP LINKS JULY 21st

mother-jonesMary Harris Jones aka “Mother” Jones fought the same kind of bloated rich pig oppressors that de facto Third Party President Trump fights. And it’s no secret that Trump has done more for the poor and the working class than any other president in DECADES! 

Once again Mother Jones has communicated with Balladeer’s Blog from beyond the grave to let me know about her favorite Trump links in recent news. 

cancer patient Natalie HarpCANCER SURVIVOR CALLS PRESIDENT TRUMP HER GOOD SAMARITAN. President Trump has been doing amazing things for cancer sufferers, just like he recently moved mountains to help those with kidney ailments.  – click HERE

DONALD TRUMP MUST BE THE CLEANEST MAN IN WASHINGTON DC. Don Surber echoes my take on how clean the Donald must be or the Democrats would have produced SOMETHING on him by now. Instead, every investigation they start goes nowhere, and this week another witch hunt against him was called off. – click HERE 

Donald Trump never called racist till running against DemocratsPRESIDENT TRUMP PROVEN TO BE TREATING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN CUSTODY BETTER THAN OBAMA Numbers don’t lie – click HERE 

DEMOCRAT CHUCK SCHUMER GOT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM EPSTEIN. While President Trump banned Epstein from his properties over a decade ago, the minute he learned what Epstein was like, the media keeps coming up with pics of Trump with Epstein from 1992 or so AND IGNORING ALL OF EPSTEIN’S RECENT TIES TO DEMOCRATS. Hilarious hypocrisy!  – click HERE

EVEN MORE PROOF IT WAS LOCAL PUERTO RICAN POLITICIANS, NOT TRUMP, WHO FOULED UP DISTRIBUTION OF HURRICANE RELIEF. Even more protests from the suffering victims against the corrupt Puerto Rican pols – click HERE

WOMEN FOR TRUMP. Further reflections from women for Trump’s reelection. And by the way, already more women have contributed money to President Trump’s 2020 campaign than did to his 2016 campaign!  – click Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED COLLEGE SPORTS TEAM: FAULKNER STATE

Faulkner State Sun ChiefsFAULKNER STATE SUN CHIEFS

Location: Bay Minette, AL

Division: NJCAA

Comment: This excellent institution was founded in 1965 and has additional campuses in Continue reading

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APOLLO 11 ANNIVERSARY PLUS THE 6 OTHER MOON LANDINGS

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! America’s Apollo 11 moon landing gets all the attention, so in keeping with Balladeer’s Blog’s overall theme here’s a look at the six missions that followed that very first manned moon landing. 

Apollo 12 patchAPOLLO 12 – Overall Commander: Charles “Pete” Conrad (not to be confused with Peter “Chuck” Conrad)

Command Module Yankee Clipper Pilot: Richard F Gordon, Jr

Lunar Module Intrepid Pilot: Alan L Bean 

Less than four full months after Apollo 11’s successful mission the Apollo 12 crew provided a SECOND fulfillment of President John F Kennedy’s goal of landing men on the moon and returning them safely to the Earth. 

The Lunar Module Intrepid touched down on the moon’s surface on November 19th, 1969 at 1:54am EST and lifted off to rendezvous with the orbiting Command Module Yankee Clipper on November 20th at 9:25am. Splashdown in the Pacific Ocean was on November 24th at 3:58pm.

The Mission: The Yankee Clipper was struck by lightning during its ascent from the Earth, knocking out all power but the back-up systems successfully restored all operations to normal. Apollo 12 made a perfect touchdown at its predesignated landing area, already improving on the previous mission, which had been very slightly off-course.

After landing at the Ocean of Storms Astronauts Conrad and Bean had to contend with a much more powdery surface than the Apollo 11 crew had encountered. The lunar dust and powder clung to the Astronauts’ suits and nearly clogged vital portions of the high-tech outfits. Continue reading

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KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH: GUNS & GAMBLERS FOR FRONTIERADO

MASCOT COWBOY 2Frontierado is on August 2nd, so two weeks from now blog posts related to that major holiday will wrap up for the year.

A neglected aspect of Wild West lore is the Alaskan Gold Rush. Klondike Kate was the only figure I’ve covered from the Yukon so it’s long past time for more. Think of dogsleds instead of stage coaches and instead of hot deserts, snow and temperatures so cold that whiskey freezes in the bottle. Boomtowns, gunslingers and gamblers are common to Gold Rushes in the frozen north AND in the continental U.S.

Klondike Gold Rush mapTHE MONTANA KID – Dan Egan, before his Yukon fame, was a boxer during the dangerous years when the sport was illegal in many areas and boxing matches were subject to being raided by the police. He had only limited success and his career as a pugilist is distinguished mostly by his losses to THE Billy Hennesy.

Already called the Montana Kid, Egan lost to Hennesy in boxing matches from Leavenworth, KS to San Francisco, CA between 1888 and 1892. Beginning around 1896 the Kid was in Alaska and made a name for himself smuggling whiskey from Juneau and Skagway to Dawson via his notoriously fast dogsled team.

Egan became a legend from his escapades eluding Canadian Mounties and American authorities with his ever-expanding inventory of smuggled goods. The Montana Kid would spend his down time between smuggling runs drinking and gambling in the many saloons in the Gold Rush boomtowns.  

When he was on a winning streak Egan would reward his sled-dogs with prime steaks from the best available restaurants. Continue reading

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TRANSGRESS WITH ME: JULY 19th

mascot new look donkey and elephant headsBalladeer’s Blog remains the only site on the web that equally criticizes both of America’s rival gangs of white collar criminals: Democrats and Republicans. Here’s the latest round of Transgress With Me. (As ever, WE NEED THIRD PARTIES)

*** Democrats believe that disagreeing with any of them on ANY issue, IN the office or OUT of it, is a firing offense.

*** The clueless buffoons who run the Republican Party apparently think their beloved “Free Market” (LMAO) means corporations are free to impose political conformity on their employees as a condition of employment. (After all, it’s not the GOVERNMENT doing it, they masochistically whine …)  Continue reading

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DEVILS RIVER WHISKEY FOR FRONTIERADO

Devils River BourbonIt’s no secret that Balladeer’s Blog is a Lifestyle Brand. (I’m KIDDING!) At any rate the Frontierado Holiday will be here Friday August 2nd so before you know it, it will all be over for another year. Here’s another brand of booze that I like to drink either straight or mixed in my Cactus Jacks: Devils River (1840).

This Texas Bourbon is created with water drawn from Devils River (Devils is plural, so no apostrophe) and is 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley. As usual I prefer Barrel Strength – I’m slamming down a 117 Proof bottle as I type – but naturally you’re free to make your own selections.

Remember, to be a Frontierado Whiskey it’s got to have incomparable taste PLUS be strong enough to let you blow flies out of the air right after you take a drink.   Continue reading

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COOLEST CANADIAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS

College football season is just over a month away in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. To whet our appetites here’s a look at The Coolest Canadian College Football Teams.

Montreal CarabinsMONTREAL CARABINS

Location: Montreal, QC

Comment: My Canadian readers tell me Carabins are a military unit which wields Carbines, making this name virtually unique. 

Ottawa Gee Gees GOODOTTAWA GEE GEES

Location: Ottawa, ON

Comment: GG originally stood for “Garnet & Grey” so it was combined with Gee Gee, slang for a racehorse, hence the horse on the helmet.

Acadia AxemenACADIA AXEMEN

Location: Wolfville, NS

Comment: The name Axemen still sounds cool, despite its use in the title of a few reality shows in recent years. Continue reading

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