* USCAA WORLD SERIES *
DAY THREE – GAME ONE – In this game the 5 seeds – the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS – took the diamond against the 6th seeded COLLEGE OF SAINT JOSEPH’S (sic) FIGHTING SAINTS. The Builders had hot bats very early and by the end of the 1st Inning led 5-0, then rode that advantage all the way to a 5-2 victory. The winning Pitcher for Newport News Apprentice School was Sam Massie. Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the macabre 1868 French language work The Songs of Maldoror.
VICTIMS BOTH LIVING AND DEAD
The malevolent supernatural being Maldoror commits one of his most horrific acts of violence ever in this stanza. For those horror fans who prefer to see our vile main character perpetrating genuine atrocities this is the tale for you.
This stanza begins with Maldoror contemplating an elderly, poverty-stricken madwoman who roams the roads of France. She wears tattered clothing and her aged face is withered like a mummy’s while what little hair she has left falls like long spider-legs over her head and neck. Continue reading
* USCAA WORLD SERIES *
DAY TWO – GAME ONE – The top seeds – the ILLINOIS TECH SCARLET HAWKS – faced the 5th seeded NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS in this game. The Scarlet Hawks seized a 1-0 lead in the 1st Inning which became a 3-0 lead in the 3rd. After that the only run scored was by the Builders in the top of the 6th Inning as Illinois Tech won the game 3-1. Kyle Bumpass was the winning Pitcher. Continue reading
Another brilliant drawing by Bosch Fawstin
It’s no secret that Islam is the most homophobic, misogynistic and otherwise intolerant religion in the world at this particular point in history. Once again some practitioners of this backward, barbaric faith demonstrated their superstitious savagery by killing someone who expressed opinions they didn’t agree with. (What a peaceful religion!)
The victim this time was secular writer Ananta Bijoy Das of Bangladesh. Four Muslim animals pursued him on his way to work and hacked him to death with machetes. The local Al Qaeda branch claimed credit, disproving yet AGAIN Barack Obama’s lie that Al Qaeda was “on the run”.
I’m sure that the cowardly hypocrites called American Liberals will, as usual, blame the dead victim of Muslim savagery. Repulsive American Liberals love to whine and snivel endlessly about “White Males” this and “White Males” that but gutlessly pretend that uncomplimentary observations about Islam should be forbidden. Continue reading
* NAIA *
SANTA CLARITA REGION: DAY TWO – The 2 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO RACERS – started the day against the 5th seeded CAL STATE- SAN MARCOS COUGARS by overcoming a 3-0 deficit in the 3rd Inning to tie the game at 3-3 in the 4th, then winning the game 4-3 in the TWELFTH Inning! Ryan Carter got the win. ### Up next the 4th seeded VANGUARD UNIVERSITY LIONS converted a 6-2 lead in the 1st Inning into an 8-2 victory over the 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA THUNDERBIRDS. Jordan Moak was the winning Pitcher. ### And the (2) UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO RACERS finished the day by eliminating the top seeded MASTER’S COLLEGE MUSTANGS by a score of 6-3. The Racers’ Ryan Burns took the W. Continue reading
“You don’t admit nothin’ then they ain’t GOT nothin!”
As always Balladeer’s Blog is the only site on the web that criticizes both Liberals and Conservatives equally. Recently I provided a sarcastic campaign slogan for the repulsive Jeb Bush. Now it’s Hillary’s turn. With each passing day more and more revelations about the Uranium Scandal, the Clinton (Bribery?) Foundation and all the other scandals surrounding Hillary get uglier and uglier.
So that made my proposed slogan for Hill obvious: “You can’t spell Hillary Clinton without R.I.C.O.” (As in the R.I.C.O. Act) Continue reading
* NAIA *
BELLEVUE REGION: DAY ONE – After 3 scoreless Innings the 5th seeded MAYVILLE STATE COMETS took a 2-1 lead over the 4th seeded MADONNA UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS in the 4th. Tyler Leibert pitched the Comets to a 6-1 victory. ### Next the 2 seeds – the BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY BRUINS – trailed the 3rd seeded WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY OWLS 2-0 from the 3rd Inning on until their bats got hot in the 9th for a 3-2 win. Steve Sarcone was the winning Pitcher. ### And the top seeded TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS converted a 2-0 1st Inning lead into an 8-0 shutout of (5) Mayville State. Tabor’s Russell Longworth got the W. Continue reading
* NJCAA *
REGION 101 – CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Cochise Baseball Field in Sierra Vista, AZ was the site of this clash for the Region 101 crown. The YAVAPAI COLLEGE ROUGHRIDERS took on the COCHISE COLLEGE APACHES in a game that ended in a score that put spectators in mind of a polo match. The Roughriders won by a count of 12-11. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ROUGHRIDERS, THE 2015 CHAMPIONS OF REGION 101 * Continue reading
FOR MY FULL LIST OF AZTEC GODS CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2011/05/10/the-top-eleven-deities-in-aztec-mythology/
XIUHTECUHTLI – The god of fire who was also considered the god of time, which puts you in mind of the expression “time is the fire in which we are burning”. In addition Xiuhtecuhtli was also the patron deity of the nobility. Continue reading
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SOUTHWEST DISTRICT: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – From Marich Field in Phoenix, AZ came this clash for the Southwest District Crown. The 4 seeds – the SCOTTSDALE COLLEGE FIGHTING ARTICHOKES (Yes, really) took on the 3rd seeded PHOENIX COLLEGE BEARS. The Fighting Artichokes moved on to the National Tournament by winning this game with comparative ease. The final count was Scottsdale College 10 Phoenix College 4. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FIGHTING ARTICHOKES, THE 2015 CHAMPIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST DISTRICT * Continue reading