Monthly Archives: November 2017

TEHU’AINGABENGA: A GOD OF BELLONA AND RENNELL ISLANDS

bellona-and-rennellBalladeer’s Blog’s previous look at the gods of Bellona and Rennell Islands has proven to be as popular as my examination of the gods of their fellow Polynesian island groups like Hawaii and Samoa. For the main list CLICK HERE

TEHU’AINGABENGA – The chief district deity of the Kaitu’u Clan. He was the son (or grandson) of the sky god Tehainga’atua. As Tehainga’atua “owned” the physical islands of Bellona and Rennell, so Tehu’aingabenga “owned” the people of those islands.

Tehu’aingabenga was the most active deity in the Bellona and Rennell (Bel-Ren) pantheon and was featured very heavily in cult (ritual and cultural activities) and myths (tales of the gods).

The Bel-Ren belief system regarded meteors as Apai, or unworshipped deities. The meteor god named Tangangoa was swooping down and flying off with many of the children and worshippers of the sky god Tehainga’atua. When Tehainga’atua proved incapable of defeating Tangangoa he turned to his son (or grandson) for help.

Tehu’aingabenga obliged and did battle with Tangangoa. Though the meteor deity had been nimble enough to elude the lightning bolts of Tehainga’atua, Tehu’aingabenga’s divine spears – or Hakasanisani – NEVER missed whatever the god wanted them to strike when he threw them.

Soon the malevolent Tangangoa was riddled with the barbed spears and surrendered. He returned everyone he had abducted and vowed never to engage in such behavior again. Tehu’aingabenga was unforgiving and for the rest of eternity the Hakasanisani which had impaled Tangangoa’s body remained where they were.   

Tehu’aingabenga’s other mythic activities included:   Continue reading

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NO DOUBT: SPIDERWEBS

Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead returns with this shoutout to No Doubt’s song Spiderwebs.

 

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NJCAA BOWL TEAMS FOR 2017

Balladeer’s Blog’s look at the upcoming postseason in the various divisions of college football that I cover continues.

*** NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ***

East Mississippi College Lions helmet profileTHE MISSISSIPPI BOWL

Matchup: Number One ranked EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS versus … 

Arizona Western College good helmetThe Number Two ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS. 

Date: December 3rd  

Kickoff: 3:00PM ET 

*** OTHER NJCAA BOWLS ***

Hutchinson Blue DragonsSALT CITY BOWL

Matchup: The HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS versus …

Eastern Arizona CollegeThe EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE GILA MONSTERS

Date: December 2nd

Kickoff: 2:00PM ET

ASA CollegeVALLEY OF THE SUN BOWL

Matchup: The Number 16 ASA (NY) COLLEGE AVENGERS versus …

Mesa College ThunderbirdsThe MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS

Date: December 2nd

Kickoff: 5:00PM ET Continue reading

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ADAM J MCLEOD: FIGHTING FACULTY LOUNGE FASCISTS

Liberal Fundamentalist teachersAdam J McLeod teaches Law at Faulkner University. He’s one of those few brave people fighting the Faculty Lounge Fascists who have transformed American colleges and universities into Churches of Irrational Thought.

McLeod has dived right in, letting any budding Democrat Fundamentalists know that he is actually going to be a teacher, something that the emotional cripples who pretend to be college students in America may not have encountered before.

The link is below, but first some excerpts:

UNDOING THE DIS-EDUCATION OF MILLENIALS

“For several years now my students have been mostly Millennials. Contrary to stereotype, I have found that the vast majority of them want to learn. But true to stereotype, I increasingly find that most of them cannot think, don’t know very much, and are enslaved to their appetites and feelings. Their minds are held hostage in a prison fashioned by elite culture and their undergraduate professors.” 

education or indoctrination 2“Before I can teach you how to reason, I must first teach you how to rid yourself of unreason. For many of you have not yet been educated. You have been dis-educated. To put it bluntly, you have been indoctrinated. Before you learn how to think you must first learn how to stop unthinking.

“Reasoning requires you to understand truth claims, even truth claims that you think are false or bad or just icky. Most of you have been taught to label things with various “isms” which prevent you from understanding claims you find uncomfortable or difficult.

education or indoctrination 3“Reasoning requires correct judgment. Judgment involves making distinctions, discriminating. Most of you have been taught how to avoid critical, evaluative judgments by appealing to simplistic terms such as “diversity” and “equality.”

“Reasoning requires you to understand the difference between true and false. And reasoning requires coherence and logic. Most of you have been taught to embrace incoherence and illogic. You have learned to associate truth with your subjective feelings, which are neither true nor false but only yours, and which are constantly changeful.”

“One of the falsehoods that has been stuffed into your brain and pounded into place is that moral knowledge progresses inevitably, such that later generations are morally and intellectually superior to earlier generations, and that the older the source the more morally suspect that source is.”

The entire piece is HERE

And for similar themes:  

DEMOCRAT “EDUCATORS” HATE ART AND LITERATURE – CLICK HERE

RESISTANCE, INC – CLICK HERE

EVERGREEN STATE – CLICK HERE

NEW YORK TIMES ON DEMOCRAT INTOLERANCE ON CAMPUS – CLICK HERE Continue reading

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WILLIAMSON MECHANICS NAMED USCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

Williamson Trade HelmetPer the Glitternight index Balladeer’s Blog has named the WILLIAMSON COLLEGE OF THE TRADES MECHANICS  football’s National Champions of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association).

The runners-up for 2017 are the Dean College Bulldogs, the defending National Champions who edged out the Newport News Apprentice School Builders for the 2016 title.

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TOM STEYER DENIES BEING COMPOSED PURELY OF BODY LICE

Tom SteyerThe question puzzling the internet of late has been: Is one percenter and bloated rich pig Tom Steyer a colony creature composed of nothing but body lice? Recently a non-existent reporter for Balladeer’s Blog asked the allegedly heartless capitalist a direct question about this matter and Steyer denied it.

When faced with the follow-up question “Do you pass body lice on to those in your immediate vicinity” the parasitic oppressor of the workers replied that he had to run because it was time for a meeting with crooked members of Congress. However, Steyer STILL refuses to donate more money to charity.

Hopefully this closes the chapter on this bizarre conspiracy theory about Steyer being a colony creature composed purely of body lice. Sure it would be less disgusting than being a bloated rich pig but, as the saying goes … Continue reading

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BAD MOVIES AND SHORTS FOR THANKSGIVING

Blood Freak (1972)

Blood Freak (1972)

For Thanksgiving time Balladeer’s Blog often gives shout-outs to bad movies and hilariously lame educational shorts that have a specific Thanksgiving theme. As always my Bad Movie page contains full-length reviews of the films I’m offering a brief synopsis of here.

BLOOD FREAK (1972) – This movie is about a man who turns into a murderous monster with the head of a turkey after he eats a chemically treated gobbler at the turkey farm where he works. Blood Freak has been a cult classic for Thanksgiving for decades now, with many Movie Host shows of the late 70’s onward making a point of screening it at this time of year (including The Texas 27 Film Vault). The biker who turns into the blood-crazed turkey monster is Continue reading

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