Monthly Archives: August 2020

DEMOCRATS FURTHER INTENSIFY THEIR WAR ON THE REST OF US

Vote for TrumpBalladeer’s Blog is the site for Independent voters, but there is no denying that in recent years it’s been the Democrats who have been dividing the nation with their hatred and violence. Here in 2020 Democrats have expanded their violence – including killing more and more frequently – to the level of an all-out war on the rest of us.

Stop Democrat ViolenceDEMOCRATS CONTINUE THEIR WAR ON THE POLICE – Patrick Lynch, head of the largest Police Union in the U.S. pulled no punches in the way that Democrats have turned the streets into battle zones.

“The Democrats have walked away from us.” he said. “Democratic politicians have surrendered our streets and institutions …In city after city, they have slashed police budgets. They have hijacked and dismantled the criminal justice system,” he continued. “They have passed laws that made it impossible for police officers to do our job. The violence and chaos we’re seeing now isn’t a side effect.” HERE

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DEMOCRAT RIOTERS IN PORTLAND BURN BUILDING WITH THE COUNTY’S SUPPLIES FOR FIGHTING COVID-19 – That silence you hear is Senile Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats failing to condemn the warfare being waged by their people. HERE

BLACK JOURNALIST STABBED BY ANTIFA/ KLANTIFA – “They don’t really care about black lives” the courageous Andrew Duncomb stated. HERE

ANTIFA/ KLANTIFA GOES DOWN – As always, when the bacteria from Antifa/ KLANtifa aren’t attacking the elderly or the handicapped they lose badly. See video below: Continue reading

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SENILE JOE BIDEN: LATEST COMPILATION OF HIS DEMENTED BLITHERING

Hidin’ Biden, who needed WHO KNOWS how many takes to slap together his edited Democrat Convention acceptance speech, is still the gift that keeps on giving. Here are some more of the sexual harassing idiot’s screwups over the years: 

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FICTION HOUSE SUPERHERO PANTHEON

Another post for this superhero-crazed world. It’s a look at another forgotten pantheon of heroes.

LIGHTNING

Secret Identity: Jeff Larkin

First Appearance: Jumbo Comics #14 (April 1940)

Origin: Jeff Larkin, the son of an American Army General, secretly invented a belt which, when activated, gave its wearer super powers. He donned a costume and fought the forces of evil as the superhero called Lightning.

Powers: Lightning’s power belt enabled him to fly and to shoot lightning bolts from his hands. It also granted him a degree of super-strength.

Comment: When the U.S. entered World War Two Fred Larkin enlisted in a unit under his father’s command, but kept his identity as Lightning a secret.  

COMMANDO RANGER

Secret Identity: Never revealed but created by Jock Lawrence, which would have been a great name for him.

First Appearance: Rangers Comics #13

Origin: Prior to becoming Commando Ranger in 1943 this man had been an Olympic boxer, had climbed Mount Everest, had helped against the plague in the Congo and had served as a fighter pilot in another nation’s armed forces before the U.S. entered World War Two.

He then spent two years studying under the Lamas in Tibet, mastering their disciplines. Returning to the war, he was assigned to serve as a masked and costumed operative against the Nazis on mainland Europe. This assignment was given to him by Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.

Powers: Commando Ranger had perfect bodily control, could endure incredible levels of pain and was honed to the peak of physical condition. He had mastered all methods of unarmed combat and was an expert with guns, explosives and especially his winged knife.

Comment: Commando Ranger’s calling cards bore the sign of the winged dagger, the same logo on his costume. This hero’s love interest was a mysterious French woman who led the French Underground unit called La Bastille.    Continue reading

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MALDOROR 12: THE PHILOSOPHICAL GRAVEDIGGER

Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the macabre 1868 French language work The Songs of Maldoror. NOTE: As always, the Maldoror blog posts are not for the squeamish. 

THE PHILOSOPHICAL GRAVEDIGGER

Maldoror gravediggerThe supernatural being Maldoror, here referring to himself as “He who knows not how to weep”, found himself in Norway in his wanderings. While in the Faroe Islands he observed men who hunt for the nests of sea birds in mountain crevices hundreds of feet deep. He mused that if he was in charge of such an expedition he would have knicked the strong rope the mountain climbers use, weakening it so he could enjoy watching at least one of them plummet to a bone-shattering death far below.  

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This image of a human body fatally falling into a massive hole in the earth put him in mind of freshly-dug graves. Thus inspired, Maldoror indulged in a nocturnal exploration of the area’s graveyards. In one in particular he passed a band of necrophiliacs violating beautiful corpses and stopped to chat with a nearby gravedigger.

With typical vanity Maldoror told the gravedigger to consider himself lucky to be interacting with him. He (Maldoror) fancied himself a figurative “great whale” momentarily raising his head above the waters of the Sea of Death in which he made his home, granting a mere mortal like the gravedigger the privilege of seeing him in his dread majesty.    Continue reading

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NAVAJO NATIONS VICE PRESIDENT PRAISES TRUMP: NATIVE AMERICANS WEREN’T INVITED TO THE AMERICAN DREAM UNTIL DONALD TRUMP WAS ELECTED

Myron Lizer picMyron Lizer, Vice President of the Navajo Nation, has added to the praise of de facto Third Party President Donald Trump. The Donald has done so much to help so many who suffered under “the Old Rules” of America’s hopelessly corrupt political system.

Not only has President Trump done more to help the working class and the poor of ALL COLORS than any other president of my lifetime but Navajo VP Lizer praised the difference that this president has made for HIS people. (Links below, but first some excerpts)

While discussing the way that, until Donald Trump was elected, Native Americans were ignored by Washington, Myron stated:

“You see our people have never been invited into the American Dream. We for years fought past battles with congressmen and senators that were part of a broken system that ignored us. That is until President Trump took office.”

Among Trump’s accomplishments for Native Americans, Lizer cited “$273 million to improve public safety and support victims of crime in the Native American community.” … Trump re-activated the White House Council on Native American Affairs “to promote economic development and rural prosperity in Indian Country.” (Note From Balladeer: Yes, Trump RE-ACTIVATED that council, unlike some of his compassionless predecessors.)

Myron LizerAnd he praised Trump’s decision to set up a task force to investigate the scores of Native American women who have been killed or gone missing. (Note From Balladeer: Point that out to all the YT true-crime hosts when they inevitably complain about how PAST U.S. and Canadian administrations neglected this issue.)

The task force, dubbed Operation Lady Justice, will “review Indian Country cold cases, to strengthen law enforcement protocols, and work with tribes to improve investigations, information sharing and a more seamless response to missing persons investigations.”

Lizer said Trump had made a direct effort to reach out to Native Americans. “Whenever we meet with President Trump he always made it a priority to repair our relationship with our federal family,” Lizer said.

Lizer went on: “I’m excited to endorse President Trump’s reelection …” Continue reading

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PULP HERO G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES: STORIES TWENTY-TWO THROUGH TWENTY-FOUR

WITH THE ZOMBIEMANIA OF RECENT YEARS THE HEADLESS ZOMBIES IN THIS STORY SHOULD BE A HIT

WITH THE ZOMBIEMANIA OF RECENT YEARS THE HEADLESS ZOMBIES IN THIS STORY SHOULD BE A HIT

Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the neglected Pulp Hero G-8. This continues a story-by- story look at the adventures of this World War One American fighter pilot who – along with his two wingmen the Battle Aces – took on various supernatural and super- scientific menaces thrown at the Allied Powers by the Central Powers of Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Muslim Turks.

G-8 was created by Robert J Hogan in 1933 when World War One was still being called simply the World War or the Great War. Over the next eleven years Hogan wrote 110 stories featuring the adventures of G-8, the street-smart pug Nippy Weston and the brawny giant Bull Martin. The regular cast was rounded out by our hero’s archenemy Doktor Krueger, by Battle, G-8’s British manservant and by our hero’s girlfriend R-1: an American nurse/ spy whose real name, like G-8’s was never revealed.

Wings of the Juggernaut22. WINGS OF THE JUGGERNAUT (July 1935) – This adventure introduced an all-new foe for G-8 and his Battle Aces, a foe seeking to use the World War as a vehicle for their own personal ambitions.

A Hindu priest named Mukja sets out to crush the Allied forces. Like G-8’s earlier foe Lakurji, Mukja wants the hated British Empire out of India and has concocted a flying version of Hindu lore’s Juggernaut as his people’s secret weapon. He’s also conjured up an army of snakes.  Continue reading

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THE KINDRED (1987) MOVIE REVIEW

Kindred largerTHE KINDRED (1987) – This monster movie was the third horror project from the writing and directing team of Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow.

The duo got started while they were film students at UCLA and released the regulation 1982 slasher movie Death Dorm aka Pranks aka The Dorm That Dripped Blood. Next came The Power (1984), about a cursed Aztec relic.

Neither of those works were exceptional nor were they trying to redefine the genre, but there was noticeable improvement between the 1984 project and the 1982 debut film. The Kindred continued that professional refinement and is the most watchable of “Carpbrow’s” early horror efforts.

THE Kim Hunter is in a few early scenes as Amanda Hollins, a biochemist who was engaged in some ethically questionable research before a car accident left her in a coma for years. She has just emerged from that coma and wants her son John (David Allen Brooks) to go to her old beach house and destroy all of her work, including her notes.

Rod Steiger, just one year away from his outrageous tour-de-force performance in the slasher film American Gothic (with YVONNE DE CARLO), plays Dr Phillip Lloyd, the villain of the story. The mad Dr Lloyd has been trying his own hand at the kind of research that Amanda Hollins excelled at. To that end he’s been paying an unscrupulous ambulance driver to covertly provide him with accident victims to use as human guinea pigs.   Continue reading

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DEMOCRATS’ WAR ON THE REST OF US OPENS NEW FRONTS IN KENOSHA AND DENVER


Kenosha democrat riotYes, it’s Joe Biden’s America! Burning cars, burning businesses and nightly riots for all!

The 2020 Democrat War continues as the vile little fascists opened new fronts in Kenosha, WI and Denver, CO.

DemocratsDemocrat rioters even burned down a church with a Black Lives Matter sign, but that shouldn’t surprise us coming from the party of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, KLANtifa, the Trail of Tears, Jim Crow, and so much else. “Silence is consent” the Democrats so often snivel and so we can assume that the silence from Joe Biden and other Democrats means that these riots aka the 2020 Democrat War have their consent.

Obviously the Democrats’ message is “THIS IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED FOR NOVEMBER!”

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CALLIPIDES (C 400 B.C.), THE ANCIENT GREEK COMEDY

Annoy your friends with your pretentiousness: refer to shows like I Love Lucy and Make Room for Daddy as "Parathespian Comedies."

Annoy your friends with your pretentiousness: refer to shows like I Love Lucy and Make Room for Daddy as “Parathespian Comedies.”

Balladeer’s Blog presents another examination of an ancient Greek comedy. Callippides was written by the comedian Strattis and falls into that comic poet’s specialized area: Parathespian Comedies.

Another fun element of our shared humanity with the ancient Athenians who flocked to attend these plays is the fact that even 2,400 years ago audiences were fascinated and entertained by the trappings of “showbiz”. “Parathespian Comedies” were just one of the many sub-genres of ancient Greek comedy but Strattis is the writer most associated with them … by me and the .000001 percent of the population who are into such things.

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Yes, a few thousand years before I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Seinfeld and other such sitcoms the spectators at the Theatre of Dionysus were laughing at comedies depicting what it was like to be one of the performing, writing and singing stars of the Athenian stage. The Parathespian Comedies sometimes featured fictional stars as the characters but would also depict real-life figures of the stage in stories that were either wholly fictional or based on backstage gossip of the time.  

Callippides was based on the real-life actor and megastar of ancient Greek tragedies. In this particular case Strattis presented a very unflattering comedic poke at Callippides, making jokes that depicted him as a William Shatner-esque ham instead of the accomplished thespian he was often hailed as.   Continue reading

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TRUMP GOES UP FOUR POINTS IN RATING AFTER DEMOCRATS’ MULTI-NIGHT NUREMBERG RALLY

democrat platform is hatredWE NEED THIRD PARTIES! In a year when Democrats keep threatening that they will AGAIN refuse to accept a presidential election loss their hate-filled and divisive “Virtual Convention” did the seemingly impossible: it gave Senile Joe Biden’s OPPONENT a positive bounce in his approval rating.

Utterly hilarious, especially since de facto Third Party President Donald Trump was ALREADY higher than Obama was in 2012 at this point. And Joe Biden’s idiotic remark “THERE’S NEVER BEEN ANYTHING WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH WHEN WE’VE DONE IT TOGETHER” did nothing to dispel the public’s concerns about Biden’s obvious senility and/or dementia.

But Democrats, the hate-filled party I’m ashamed to admit I used to belong to before they lost their sanity, continue living up to their new label as “The House Harkonnen of Politics.” Democrat fascists have made repeated threats that they will use the fraud-friendly process of mail-in voting to drag out the election results FOR MONTHS after election day. And will get more and more violent if they don’t get their way. (See Seattle, Portland, Chicago and elsewhere for a small sample of what Democrats have planned for November.)

BY THE WAY, DEMOCRATS – WHO SEEM CONGENITALLY INCAPABLE OF BEING TRUTHFUL – KEEP PRETENDING THAT MAIL-IN VOTING IS THE SAME AS ABSENTEE VOTING, WHICH IT’S NOT.

Democrats just keep adding to the list of ways in which they sink lower and lower. Read on: Continue reading

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