ADAM ANT: RIP DOWN

Welcome to Balladeer’s Blog’s next-to-last shoutout to Adam Ant aka Stuart Leslie Goddard. Previously I’ve taken a look at Adam’s hit songs Goody Two Shoes, Vive Le Rock, Gotta Be A Sin, Miss Thing, Room at the Top and Made of Money plus his cover of the Doors hit Hello, I Love You

This time around the featured song is Rip Down which – along with The Mohair Locker Room Pinup Boys – was often lumped into that VERY short-lived rock subgenre called Cabaret Rock here in the U.S.

Here it is:

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TRUMP GOES 4-0 IN THE SPECIAL ELECTIONS

Jon Ossoff lossAnd the laughs keep coming here as the white-collar criminals of America’s 3rd World level cesspool of corruption  suffered ANOTHER defeat this week. Those bought and paid-for crooks had made yet another Special Election – this one in Georgia – all about our de facto Third Party President Donald Trump. 

The Trump-haters STILL cannot get over Hillary’s humiliating loss to the Donald last November. For the fourth time they poured literally MILLIONS into the Georgia race, tying the Republican candidate Karen Handel to President Trump and trying to outrightly buy the election.

Shallow celebrities made their usual “Trump is the AntiChrist” ads for the Democrat, who, typical of that Party of the Rich, DIDN’T EVEN REALLY LIVE IN THE DISTRICT! The corporate media’s rigged polls AGAIN predicted a win for the anti-Trump candidate only to be wrong, wrong, wrong.

That same corporate media has been very quiet about the way the Democrats lost all four races because the Trump candidates all won. If even ONE of the Trump-Hating candidates had won you can bet the media would be trumpeting it every hour of the day, claiming it showed that Trump was mere moments away from destruction. Continue reading

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MANTIS 13: AN ORIGIN FOR MANTIS

READERS ARE LOVING THESE LOOKS AT THE SUPERHEROINE MANTIS. FOR PART 1 CLICK HERE 

Avengers 123 An Origin For MantisTHE AVENGERS Volume 1, Number 123 (May 1974) An Origin For Mantis

As our homegirl MANTIS here passionately defends her father Libra’s eccentric decision to wear hot-pants into battle, I’ll welcome you to Balladeer’s Blog’s latest installment of The Celestial Madonna Saga.

NOTE: This issue is titled AN Origin For Mantis, not THE Origin. For reasons that will become clear later Libra is not telling the full story this time around but he still fills in a LOT of background regarding his mysterious daughter. 

AVENGERS ROSTER: Thor (Donald Blake, MD), Iron Man (Tony Stark), The Scarlet Witch (Wanda), The Black Panther (Prince T’Challa), The Vision (not applicable), The Swordsman (Jacques Duquesne) and MANTIS (Mantis Brandt).

AN ORIGIN FOR MANTIS

Synopsis: Our previous installment ended at the skyscraper headquarters of the international supervillain team called Zodiac. In the aftermath of the Avengers’ defeat and capture of the entire group, Libra (Gustav Brandt) revealed that the only reason he betrayed Zodiac was to save Mantis, claiming she is his daughter. 

Mantis reacts furiously, accusing Libra of claiming to be her father as some cruel attempt to garner sympathy from the Avengers, possibly for a lighter prison sentence.

The argument is cut short by Iron Man, who insists that the conversation continue ONLY away from the prying ears of their deadly foes in Zodiac. The Vision concurs, all the while hiding his fear that his android brain is beginning to malfunction and that THAT is the reason for his frantic panic episodes in Taurus’ penthouse swimming pool last time around and in Dormammu’s quicksand at the end of the Avengers-Defenders War.

So, after the authorities arrive to occupy Zodiac HQ the Avengers take in their prisoners with the sole exception of Libra. After the usual post-mission press conference and such for our heroes they gather back at Avengers Mansion with Libra temporarily released in their custody.

Mantis hai ahhThe injured Swordsman is well enough to listen from his wheelchair as his teammates interrogate Libra. Mantis impatiently insists that she never knew any father and calls Libra a liar once more. Given the way the blind member of Zodiac handles himself in battle as well as the blind superhero Daredevil does, the Vietnamese woman even goes so far as to accuse him of FAKING his blindness.

She strips off the blindfold that serves as Libra’s mask and she plus the other Avengers are shocked and disgusted at the burns and scars that surround the empty eye sockets of Libra – Gustav Brandt. He re-ties the blindfold around his eyes and begins his tale. Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG IS SEVEN YEARS OLD TODAY

 

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THANK YOU once again to all of you readers for making Balladeer’s Blog so enjoyable to write. As I always say the weird and controversial items I churn out here mean that readers have to be very secure in their own beliefs not to just take offense and leave.

Here’s a look at Glitternight.com’s six biggest hits since last June 21st:

bellona-and-rennellMOST POPULAR MYTHOLOGY POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: GODS OF BELLONA AND RENNELL ISLANDS 

People who enjoyed my examinations of myths from various other Polynesian island groups were especially enthusiastic about this blog post. There are similarities to figures from Hawaiian and Samoan beliefs plus deities unique to these two islands. 

TrainMOST POPULAR ANCIENT SCI FI POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: A MEXICAN MYSTERY (1888) 

A story that was far ahead of its time in the whole “revolt of the machines” sub-genre of science fiction. In 1800s Mexico an inventor devises a revolutionary train engine that is so independent and capable that it soon goes on a rampage of destruction … and eventually starts using human beings as food. 

Kid Russell

MOST POPULAR GUNSLINGER LEGEND OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: KID RUSSELL: GUNSLINGER TURNED ARTIST 

Charles Marion Russell aka Kid Russell was a real-life internationally-renowned artist who spent his younger years roaming the old west. Russell is often considered the finest painter and sculptor of depictions of America’s frontier era. Before he made the art he LIVED it. Continue reading

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CAMILLE PAGLIA WITH MORE ABOUT INSANE DEMOCRATS, LEFT-WING GROVELING FOR ISLAM AND TRUMP’S SUCCESSES

Camille PagliaBalladeer’s Blog once again gives a shoutout to the legendary Camille Paglia, who is always refreshing to hear from in this time period that has seen the political left become even more irrational than religions have always been. 

The link to her Weekly Standard interview is below but first some excerpts:

*** “In actuality, the sexism allegations about Trump were relatively few and minor, compared to the long list of lurid claims about the predatory Bill Clinton.”

*** “My position continues to be that Hillary, with her supercilious, Marie Antoinette-style entitlement, was a disastrously wrong candidate for 2016 and that she secured the nomination only through overt chicanery by the Democratic National Committee, assisted by a corrupt national media who, for over a year, imposed a virtual blackout on potential primary rivals. Bernie Sanders had the …  populist passion to counter Trump.”

*** “After Trump’s victory (for which there were abundant signs in the preceding months), both the Democratic party and the big-city media urgently needed to do a scathingly honest self-analysis, because the election results plainly demonstrated that Trump was speaking to vital concerns (jobs, immigration, and terrorism among them) for which the Democrats had few concrete solutions.”

*** “(T)he most fervid Hillary acolytes (especially young and middle-aged women and assorted show biz celebs) seemed obtusely indifferent to her tepid performance as Secretary of State, during which she doggedly piled up air miles while accomplishing virtually nothing except the destabilization of North Africa.”

*** “How do Democrats imagine they can ever expand their electoral support if they go on and on in this self-destructive way, impugning half the nation as vile racists and homophobes?”

*** “All of which brings us to the issue of Trump’s performance to date. The initial conundrum was: could he shift from being the slashing, caustic ex-reality show star of the campaign to a more measured, presidential persona? Perhaps to the dismay of his diehard critics, Trump did indeed make that transition at the Capitol on inauguration morning, when he appeared grave and focused, palpably conveying a sense of the awesome burdens of the highest office.”

*** “… I fail to see the “chaos” in the White House that the mainstream media (as well as conservative Never Trumpers) keep harping on—or rather, I see no more chaos than was abundantly present during the first six months of both the Clinton and Obama administrations.”

Here she is on President Trump’s Department of Transportation speech: 

*** ” … Of course this rousing speech (with its can-do World War Two spirit) got scant coverage in the mainstream media. Drunk with words, spin, and snark, middle-class journalists can’t be bothered to notice the complex physical constructions that make modern civilization possible.”

“The laborers who build and maintain these marvels are recognized only if they can be shoehorned into victim status. But if they dare to think for themselves and vote differently from their liberal overlords, they are branded as rubes and pariahs.”

” … to have any hope of retaking the White House, Democrats must get off their high horse, lose the rabid rhetoric, and reorient themselves toward practical reality and the free country they are damned lucky to live in.”

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TWENTY COOLEST-NAMED JUCO SPORTS TEAMS

Like all levels of college sports, the JUCO ranks have waaaay too many teams called Tigers, Eagles, Bulldogs and Wildcats, but here are the 20 Coolest Names.  

20. BAKERSFIELD RENEGADES

 Location: Bakersfield, CA 

Comment: If you “walk the streets of Bakersfield” you’re bound to hear about the Renegades, who have a nickname cool enough to be a rock group or a band of mercenaries in the notoriously bad post-apocalypse movie 2020 Texas Gladiators. Hard to believe in just a few years the country will be full of those marauding gangs, isn’t it?

19. HIGHLAND SCOTTIES 

Location: Highland, KS

Comment: You just knew a dog lover like me would include this team! And there’s no truth to the rumor that their original mascot was Star Trek’s James Doohan standing on the sidelines and saying “I need more time, Cap’n!”  

18. ASA AVENGERS

Location: New York, NY 

Comment: Insert your own Emma Peal or “Why is the Avengers movie taking so long?” joke here. This school has one seriously cool nickname and logo, don’t they? T-shirt sales must be through the roof! And I’m sure their call to practice is either “We’re needed” or “Avengers Assemble!”

17. GARDEN CITY BRONCBUSTERS

Location: Garden City, KS

Comments: No, that’s not a typo, they go by Broncbusters, not BroncObusters. Under any name and in any sport they kick major butts. And you just haven’t busted until you’ve Broncbusted, y’know? Continue reading

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DEMOCRAT ATROCITY ROUNDUP

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“OPPRESSING PEOPLE WHILE POSING AS THE OPPRESSED”

With the recent shooting of Steve Scalise the Democrats – who have driven so many of us from the party with their fascism – succeeded in the type of deadly action they had hoped to carry out against the members of the Electoral College back in December. Remember the implied threat involved by the Democrats publicizing the addresses and phone numbers of the Electors?

It was a new low, even for the Party of the Ku Klux Klan and other atrocities. Violence and/ or the THREAT of actual violence were the only reason to do that, and they did it to try to get enough Electors to not cast their official vote for Trump. Ironically, MORE Electors abandoned Hillary than abandoned President Trump. Hilarious!

At any rate, the hypocritical Democrats love to COMMIT the atrocities that they then go on to blame THE REST OF US FOR! They love to act like THEY can just move on and forget their role in slavery, Japanese internment, the Trail of Tears and so much else, but the rest of the country bears some absurd collective guilt over those things for the rest of eternity.

Hatred and violence are in the DNA of the Democrats.

Imacon Color ScannerTRAIL OF TEARS: Democrat President Andrew Jackson openly ignored a Supreme Court decision and subjected Native Americans to the hardships and large-scale deaths in forcibly moving them along what became infamous as the Trail of Tears.

THE SPOILS SYSTEM: Democrat Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren became synonymous with the Spoils System, under which political hacks would be placed in high positions. Those positions were ideal for graft and other corruption and for abusing authority to force their subordinates to serve the Democrats, NOT the public.

Plantation slavesSLAVERY: Anyone who knows American history knows that the Democrats fought to preserve and extend their beloved “Peculiar Institution” of slavery just as obstinately as they fight today to preserve and extend Islam’s Gender Apartheid and their beloved Peculiar Institution of Sharia Law.  

Hell, slavery meant SO much to Democrats that they callously divided the nation in a Civil War to try preserving it. In typical Democrat fashion they watched wave after wave of young men die for their hate-filled cause. It would not be the last time. 

Roger B TaneyTHE DRED SCOTT DECISION: In the years leading up to the Civil War DEMOCRAT Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roger B Taney was responsible for the Dred Scott Decision which claimed that African-Americans were not people and therefore had no rights. Democrats still blame the rest of us for this outrage, too.

THE KU KLUX KLAN: Democrats were so resentful that other Americans freed their slaves that they formed the KKK to torment, terrorize and harass freed African-Americans. A century later they would perfect the practice of pretending moral superiority over the rest of us for what THEIR party was responsible for.    

And yes, Democrats, I know your standard excuse will be “That was a long time ago. We’re better people now.” Well if YOU PEOPLE can say it, then it also applies to THE REST OF US, TOO. So get down off your soap boxes and quit lecturing the rest of us about the “diversity” your political party opposed for so long. 

Jim Crow LawsJIM CROW: Democrats used every underhanded legislative and judiciary trick their bigoted minds could come up with to keep violating the rights of African-Americans. They did this for a century, then gave into the inevitable and embraced the long-active Civil Rights Movement.

Most of the hard and dangerous work in that Civil Rights Movement had already been laid out by the point in the 1960s when the Democrats co-opted it. Over the years, the Democrats would try to take credit for the entire Civil Rights Movement even though THEY were the ones the Civil Rights Movement was FIGHTING for so long. (Martin Luther King, Jr – like Abe Lincoln – was a Republican.) Continue reading

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