Monthly Archives: September 2021

BIDEN CRIME FAMILY AND CRIMINAL REGIME: THE LATEST

biden disasterEven by the low standards of America’s notoriously corrupt political officials the Joe Biden Crime Family and its Underboss Hunter Biden are sleaze personified. Bribery and influence peddling have become veritable institutions with the Bidens, with the most blatant example being the way bribe money continues to be funneled to Joe Biden via the six-figure sums paid to his Underboss Hunter Biden from “sales of his artwork.” LMAO. Right.

The Hunter Biden art graft brings to mind the radio payola scandal, where DJs, no longer allowed to accept money from record companies to play their songs, had their wives sell “paintings” to the record executives. The Biden Crime Family is filth. 

HUNTER BIDEN’S LAPTOP IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING – The revelations of Joe and Hunter Biden’s corruption continue to pour from Hunter’s notorious laptop computer. Remember how last year the Democrats of Big Tech banned references to those scandals from all of their sites, pretending those scandals were “election misinformation?” And remember how it was revealed THIS year – in other words, conveniently after the election in November – that the scandals were TRUE and were perfectly legitimate news stories which SHOULD have and WOULD have been covered in a society not under the thumb of bloated rich pig fascists like the Jack Dorseys and Mark Zuckerbergs of the world.

biden scandalsThe latest revelations from Hunter Biden’s long list of scandals indicate yet ANOTHER influence peddling scheme with Hunter as the bag man, this one from 2015. Hunter Biden demanded a $2 million retainer plus “success fees” to unlock Libyan assets frozen by the Obama-Biden administration according to BI. Close followers of Biden Crime Family stories will remember references to passing some of the proceeds from similar schemes up to “the Big Man/ Big Guy.”

In this new scandal’s case reference was made to one of Hunter Biden’s claims: “He said he has access to highest level in PRC [China], he can help there.”

             Political corruption investigator Peter Schweizer has reported over and over how data on the laptop has indicated that Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s finances are illegally intertwined. Besides, it’s tough to forget the FIVE MILLION DOLLAR CHECK that Hunter Biden got from China, especially in light of the Biden Regime’s repeated subservience to the Chinese government. And the way the Regime has dismissed charges against people in the U.S. accused of spying for China.

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NOW THERE ARE REPORTS THAT JOE BIDEN’S OLD S CORP (FROM BEFORE HE MOVED INTO THE WHITE HOUSE) IMPROPERLY AVOIDED PAYING UP TO FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TAXES. Al Capone was unavailable for comment.

EVEN THE DEMOCRATS AT POLITICO HAVE BEEN FORCED TO ADMIT THE VALIDITY OF REPORTS INVOLVING HUNTER BIDEN’S LAPTOP. But Democrat media outlets in league with Democrats in Big Tech smothered the reports until after the election. Continue reading

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DUSTY’S TRAIL (1973-1974): FORGOTTEN TELEVISION

dusty's trailDUSTY’S TRAIL (1973-1974) – Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip … But not THAT one. Dusty’s Trail was an uninspired, unfunny attempt by Sherwood Schwartz to recapture the success of his famed sitcom Gilligan’s Island.

Demonstrating “Minimum Effort Puppy” levels of laziness, Schwartz shamelessly copied every single aspect of Gilligan’s Island and its memorable – if moronic – characters over to the Old West. With Dusty’s Trail, Schwartz managed to cadge everything but the laughs from his 1960s hit.

bob denverGilligan’s Island featured seven castaways trapped on a desert island because of the mind-numbing stupidity of their charter ship’s First Mate – Gilligan. Dusty’s Trail featured seven members of a wagon train hopelessly lost on their way to California because of the mind-numbing stupidity of their expedition’s Scout – Dusty.

On both shows the imbecile whose repeated blunders doomed his party’s efforts to save themselves over and over again was played by Bob Denver. In real life the other stranded people would have killed Gilligan or Dusty very early on, but these were just sitcoms, so both mentally impaired losers were permitted to live.  Continue reading

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ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION: DOCTOR HACKENSAW’S SECRETS, CONCLUSION

Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at the remaining short stories featuring Doctor Hackensaw and his supporting cast of reporter Silas Rockett, teen girl Pep Perkins and precocious boy Tintangeles Smith. FOR PART ONE CLICK HERE.

secret of the invisible girlTHE SECRET OF THE SUPER-TELESCOPE (August 1923) – Doctor Hackensaw’s new invention, a super-telescope, provides the most detailed looks at Earth’s moon ever seen. A secret civilization is detected and photographed. NOTE: This is the start of the first serialized Hackensaw storyline. 

A CAR FOR THE MOON (September 1923) – Dr H and his perky teen sidekick Pep Perkins head for the moon on an interplanetary “car” invented by the wild genius. The space vehicle reaches escape velocity by first being whirled around and around on a Ferris Wheel type of device, then released.

DR HACKENSAW’S TRIP TO THE MOON (October 1923) – On their way to the moon, the doctor and his Girl Friday Pep Perkins deal with the traumas of weightlessness. Pep worries about a false murder charge awaiting her back on Earth if they ever get back. Continue reading

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DEMOCRATS CONTINUE THEIR WAR ON THE REST OF US

Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes another look at the way the Democrats continue their attacks on the rest of us while impotent and outdated Republican office holders continue caring about nothing except money.

Tulsi Gabbard pictureCOURAGEOUS DEMOCRAT TULSI GABBARD CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY FROM THE BIDEN REGIME OVER ITS DRONING OF INNOCENT PEOPLE. With her craven colleagues apparently feeling “Our political party – right or wrong” it’s good to see that Gabbard retains her bravery and her independence.

IT CAN’T BE STRESSED ENOUGH – JOE BIDEN NOT ONLY EULOGIZED FELLOW DEMOCRAT ROBERT BYRD, A KU KLUX KLAN OFFICIAL, BUT ALSO COMES FROM A SLAVE-OWNING FAMILY. Yet the criminal fool thinks he’s fit to lecture the rest of the country about “White Supremacy”.

ELEVEN CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR VIOLATING THE S.T.O.C.K. ACT OF 2012. Another reminder that it is NOT overreacting to consider our elected officials to be white-collar criminals.

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT INTRODUCED AGAINST BIDEN. Democrats turned impeachment into a meaningless game when de facto Third Party President Donald Trump was in office, so they deserve this.

biden senilus maximusJOE BIDEN’S HOSTAGE CRISIS IN AFGHANISTAN CONTINUES.

DEMOCRAT RACISTS SWARM A BLACK POLITICIAN FOR DARING TO RUN AGAINST THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. Democrats still get violent when people of color make their own political choices.

THE DEMOCRATS AT FACEBOOK ARE BANNING PROTEST SONGS REGARDING THE BIDEN REGIME’S BLOOD-SOAKED FAILURES. Anyone still trying to deny that social media giants are “government actors” when their party is in the White House?

MONMOUTH POLL: CONGRESS’ APPROVAL RATING DOWN TO TWENTY-TWO PERCENT.

BIDEN’S RODNEY SCOTT SPEAKS OUT ON BIDEN’S DISASTERS AT THE BORDER. He courageously calls out the Biden Regime’s tragic failures.

EVEN SOME DEMOCRAT REPORTERS ARE STRIKING BACK AGAINST JOE BIDEN’S WAR ON PRESS FREEDOM. Continue reading

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6 MEMORABLE FOOL KILLER TALES FROM AMERICAN FOLKLORE

Fool Killer with staff and Bowie knifeAN ORIGIN FOR THE FOOL KILLER – In the 1830s a Devil mated with assorted women of East Tennessee’s “Hill Portughee (Portuguese)” and one of them bore him a son. The son grew up to drive that Devil out of the Tennessee hills after tricking his infernal father into forging an iron staff that he used as a weapon against him.

               That son then became the Fool Killer, using his iron staff/ walking stick/ club to prey on outsiders “foolish” enough to come looking for the hidden gold of the Melungeons in the eldritch Tennessee woodlands. He also battled federal agents trying to stop the Melungeons from printing their own gold coins.

Fool Killer wardrobeOPPOSING THE KU KLUX KLAN – In the Spring and Summer of 1870 the Fool Killer battled the KKK, whose violence in a few North Carolina counties had grown so extreme that the governor declared Martial Law. The folk figure opposed Klan influence in North Carolina politics as well as their brutal acts of maiming and killing people who opposed them. 

A FOOL KILLER CHRISTMAS – The Fool Killer spent the Christmas and New Year’s holiday of 1878 into 1879 roaming North Carolina. He struck down violent Millerite-style apocalypticists, recovered Christmas candy stolen from some Free Negro children, thwarted a serial rapist and dealt with a gang of outlaws who had served in North Carolina’s “Company Aytch” during the Civil War.    Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM SEPTEMBER 18th

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Newberry helmet goodNUMBER FIVE TAKES A FALL – In NCAA Division 2 the NEWBERRY COLLEGE WOLVES hosted the nation’s 5th ranked LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY BEARS. A 7-7 1st Quarter tie became a 14-14 score at the Half. In the 3rd Quarter the Wolves went up 28-14 then held on in the 4th for a 28-21 Upset victory. 

HELMETSURSINUSDOWN GOES NUMBER EIGHT – Down in NCAA Division 3 the URSINUS COLLEGE BEARS visited the number 8 team in the country – the MUHLENBERG COLLEGE MULES. By Halftime the score was knotted up at 14-14. The 3rd Quarter ended in a 28-28 deadlock, following which the Bears won it in the 4th by a final score of 42-35.

Kansas Wesleyan helmet NEWKNOCKING OFF NUMBER TEN – Up in the NAIA the 16th ranked KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES took it on the road against the number 10 BETHEL COLLEGE (KS) THRESHERS. The Threshers were out in front 14-7 in the opening Quarter and 21-17 at the midpoint. Bethel College held a 24-17 advantage to end the 3rd Quarter but the Coyotes stormed from behind in the 4th to win the game 31-24.  Continue reading

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JOE BIDEN: INTERNATIONAL DISGRACE

biden serial killerJoe Biden, from a slave owning family, has authored countless catastrophes since January. The callous, crooked little man has devastated America’s poor and working class with his policies. He has even admitted that his political party’s obsession with allowing illegal immigration lowers wages for blue collar workers but that’s fine with the millionaires and billionaires who support Biden. Biden’s inflation has also wreaked havoc on the take-home pay of the working class.

Internationally, Creepy Sleepy Joe has been no better, with failures that REALLY ARE as disastrous as America’s unhinged media tried pretending every action of Biden’s predecessor was. It’s no secret that Biden’s alterations to the orderly withdrawal plans established by his predecessor and America’s NATO allies led to the horrific, blood-soaked blunders of Biden’s own making. Among his most recent disasters: 

FRANCE HAS RECALLED ITS AMBASSADOR OVER BIDEN’S LATEST INTERNATIONAL SHENANIGANS. Most Biden supporters are too shallow and uninformed to understand the depth of that action. Plus, a NATO ally recalling its ambassador NEVER happened under de facto Third Party President Donald Trump.

Senile Joe BidenBOTH HOUSES OF THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT HOLDING THE U.S. PRESIDENT IN CONTEMPT NEVER HAPPENED UNDER BIDEN’S PREDECESSOR, EITHER, BUT IT DID TO BIDEN. The media’s deranged and unjustified demonization of Trump becomes clearer and clearer every day.

THE BIDEN REGIME’S BUTCHERY OF AN INNOCENT AFGHANI FAMILY INCLUDING THEIR CHILDREN GETS UGLIER THE MORE THAT THEIR LIES ABOUT IT ARE EXPOSED.

POLL: A RECORD LOW NUMBER OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THE COUNTRY IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK. No surprise there.

BIDEN’S HOSTAGE CRISIS IN AFGHANISTAN CONTINUES, BUT JOE GOES ON ANOTHER VACATION. Just like during Biden’s ludicrous non-campaign last year, the demented fool needs to hide and recover for days after every blunder. Continue reading

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SPIDER-MAN : 1970s CLASSICS PART FOUR

Here’s Part Four of Spider-Man 1970s Classics. For Part One click HERE.

daredevil 103DAREDEVIL & THE BLACK WIDOW Vol 1 #103 (September 1973)

Title: Then Came Ramrod

Villain: Ramrod

Synopsis: In a rare moment of kindness, Daily Bugle publisher J Jonah Jameson has sent Peter Parker to San Francisco to photograph and interview Daredevil and the Black Widow, who were at the time operating as crime-fighting partners like Captain America and the Falcon back in New York City. The Black Widow was also romantically involved with Daredevil in his secret identity of blind lawyer Matt Murdock.

NOTE: The Black Widow and Matt Murdock were currently a major San Francisco power couple (this was back before San Francisco was filled with human waste matter and drug needles). Because this is a comic book nobody figured out that Natasha’s man Matt Murdock was also her superhero partner Daredevil, who conveniently moved to the West Coast at the same time Murdock did.

In his Spider-Man costume, Peter Parker photographs the BW & DD swinging back into Natasha’s San Fran mansion. Daredevil was swinging on his billy club cable line and the Black Widow was swinging on the slender black weblines that her wristlets shot out.

NOTE: Natasha’s wristlets also shot powerful rays called her Widow’s Sting, too, and her costume let her cling to buildings and ceilings like Spider-Man did but none of those cool attributes of her costume were ever used in the Marvel Comics movies. Instead, she just shot guns. Lame.   

dd bw and smBack to the story, Spidey switches to Peter Parker and enters the mansion’s grounds. He shows his press pass to get past Ivan Petrovich, Natasha’s chauffer back then. (Natasha was still rich through her inheritance from White Russian family members.)

Spider-Man and Daredevil by this point knew each other’s secret identities, but Black Widow does NOT know that Peter is really Spider-Man. Peter is still mourning Gwen Stacy and feels sorrow over the way Daredevil has a woman who can share in his superhero life the way the non-powered Gwen could never have shared in his.

DD and the Black Widow give Peter a tour of the mansion as he snaps photos along the way. After awhile, Peter feels his Spider-Sense tingling but before he can do anything, a supervillain calling himself Ramrod bursts through the mansion’s walls. He is there to steal secret documents from Matt Murdock’s safe, papers he is holding for his client Rolling Stone Magazine. Continue reading

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IDAHO TRANSFER (1973): MOVIE REVIEW

IDAHO TRANSFER (1973) – This film, directed by Peter Fonda and starring mostly unknowns, deals with time travel and post-apocalypse themes. It was retitled Deranged for its DVD release. I have no idea why.

Not so long ago Idaho Transfer was regarded among us fans of bad movies as a So-Bad-It’s Good example of the way so many 1970s sci-fi films were presented as if they were being deep and innovative when in truth they were just reworking ideas from old Twilight Zone and Outer Limits episodes but dragging them out to unbearable length.

Here in 2021 Idaho Transfer has fallen so far off the schlock charts that it’s unknown to many viewers. However, it is STILL one of the best So-Bad-It’s-Good examples of pretentious yet shallow 1970s sci-fi films. While this story might have made a decent episode of a half-hour anthology series it is excruciatingly stretched out to 86 minutes.

THE PREMISE: In the movie’s present-day (1973) a group of scientists in Idaho have been using their federal grant money to try developing a teleportation/ matter transfer device for the government. Along the way, however, they realized that they had accidentally invented a machine that transports people and objects through time instead of space.  Continue reading

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GODS AND GODDESSES OF FIJI

Fiji IslandsIn the past Balladeer’s Blog has examined the gods and myths of Polynesian people in Hawaii, Samoa, Bellona and Rennell. This time around I’m taking a look at the neglected gods of the Melanesian people of Fiji.

NOTE: I am spelling the names of the deities phonetically to make it easier for readers to know how to pronounce them. I’m doing this to avoid the awkwardness of having to remember the odd rules regarding how to pronounce certain consonants.

For instance “Q” is pronounced “ng-g” so with the name of the shark god, spelled Dakuwanqa in that system, I will spell it Ndakuwang-ga so readers don’t have to remember how Q is supposed to be pronounced or that “D” is pronounced “nd”. After all, the Fijians certainly were not using our alphabet prior to contact with Europeans, so I think it’s inefficient to expect readers to remember odd pronunciation rules for letters that the Fijians never used to begin with.

KONOSAU – The god of stillborn infants. Originally born dead to the first Bau woman taken to Rewa, this entity became the patron deity of such offspring. His main temple is called Nai Bili. 

NAITONU – The god of nudity. I’m not joking. Naitonu hates the custom of wearing clothing and not only is he constantly naked but he expects nudity from everyone entering his territory – even if they are just passing through. Failure to comply will result in the offender being struck with leprosy. 

Fiji 2ALEWANISOSO – The patron goddess of travelers and hospitality. Regardless of their tribe, fellow Fijians who reach one of Alewanisoso’s temples can be assured of not being harmed during their stay – usually an overnight one. 

Hostility or rudeness of any kind is taboo in her temples and everyone entering is expected to conduct themselves as gently and courteously as they would when wooing a mate.

masc graveyard smallerROKOMAUTU – A son of the supreme deity Ndengei by his sister. This deity was born from his mother’s elbow as another example of birthing oddities in world mythology. Rokomautu was so headstrong he tried to force even his own parents to worship him. 

Rokomautu falls into the mythological category that Balladeer’s Blog’s readers will remember as a Divine Geographer. When Ndengei first created the world the land was featureless, so he sent his son Rokomautu to provide character. The god sculpted the Earth’s various geographic features.

The sandy beaches of Fiji were created by Rokomautu dragging his flowing robe over the terrain. When the god pulled up his robe while walking the land became rocky or filled with mangrove bushes. By some accounts anywhere that he spat a lake or river would form.  Continue reading

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