Monthly Archives: January 2022

AUSTRALIAN NEWS ON BIDEN’S MENTAL UNFITNESS AND THE MEDIA BIAS PROTECTING HIM

biden and doorHere is a very well worded take on corrupt yet senile Joe Biden’s repulsive behavior and mental unfitness plus the way the Democrats’ media outlets try to shield him in Big Brother fashion.

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BIG ZAPPER (1973) AND ZAPPER’S BLADE OF VENGEANCE (1974)

Big ZapperBIG ZAPPER (1973) – Linda Marlowe stars as Harriet Zapper, a two-fisted private investigator, in this first of two Zapper movies directed by Balladeer’s Blog’s old friend Lindsay Shonteff. If they ever build a Museum of Britsploitation Films, Shonteff will have an entire wing dedicated to him.

In the past I’ve covered Lindsay’s various pale imitations of the James Bond movies – Number One of the Secret Service, The Man From S.E.X., Number One Gun, The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World and others.

harriet with gunOften forgotten were the man’s pair of films about a virtual “Dirty Harriet” with sexy Linda Marlowe as the lead. I’ve read some reviews that bash Marlowe’s performance as Harriet Zapper but all I can say is those critics must never have seen Lindsay Shonteff’s other film projects. NO actor can come off looking talented under Shonteff’s direction.

Big Zapper finds millionaire Jeremiah Horn (Jack May) hiring Harriet Zapper to find his missing son and daughter. Harriet dives into the investigation and learns that both of the teens were murdered by the criminal organization of a psychotic gangster called Kono (perennial Shonteff villain Gary Hope). Continue reading

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CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON: 1970s CLASSICS 5 – THE YELLOW CLAW

For Part One of this series click HERE.

ca f 165CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON Vol 1 #165 (September 1973)

Title: The Yellow Claw Strikes

Villain: The Yellow Claw (later called the Golden Claw)

Synopsis: We pick up right where we left off last time around, on top of the walls around Grimrock Prison in Maryland, where Captain America and the Falcon defeated the supervillainess Nightshade. 

nick furyNick Fury, who arrived recently with several armed S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in helicopters, is still explaining to Cap and Falc that Nightshade was being financed by the Yellow Claw. Fury and his agents arrived hoping to capture the Claw but that villain had already escaped.   

Things are still a bit tense between Cap and Nick because this is only their second face to face meeting since Contessa Valentina went back to Nick after making him think she was leaving him for Cap. (She did that to get back at Nick for the way he temporarily dumped HER for Laura Brown. What a Soap Opera.)

Fury, in a ridiculously irrational dispay of anger, tries accusing Steve and Sam (Cap & Falc) of screwing up S.H.I.E.L.D.’s attempt to arrest the Yellow Claw, even though our two heroes were lured to Grimrock Prison by Nightshade as part of her plan.
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THE HAMPDENSHIRE WONDER (1911): ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION

Hampdenshire WonderTHE HAMPDEN-SHIRE WONDER (1911) – Written by J.D. Beresford. The story centers around Victor Stott, the remarkable son of Cricket star Ginger Stott. A news reporter who is on friendly terms with Ginger Stott meets his one year old child Victor during a train trip.

The reporter is disturbed by Victor’s obvious intelligence and menacing, piercing stare, though the prodigy’s father has forbidden the child to speak in order to avoid confirming suspicions regarding his paranormal intellect.

When Victor is five years old the anthropologist Squire Challis, another friend of the family, lets the obviously brilliant child loose in his extensive library. Victor manages to complete every book in Challis’ library in a matter of days. He then proceeds to debate and demolish all of Challis’ deeply-held views in a variety of scholarly subjects. Continue reading

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DEMOCRAT ATROCITY ROUNDUP: JANUARY 28th

democrat platform hatredThe Democrats, the political party that I’m ashamed to say I used to belong to before becoming an Independent Voter, continue their virtual war on the rest of us.

Sometimes Democrats don’t like me using their party affiliation when pointing out the things they do but other labels don’t apply to them here in the 21st Century. Democrats are definitely NOT liberals, they are the most illiberal people imaginable and support oppression from censorship onward. They are NOT progressives, they are trapped in the past and are still fighting a version of the United States that has not existed for decades.

I call them Democrats because that’s what they are – political zealots whose only allegiance is to The Party. They are such hollow, empty people that they have no identity outside of their political opinions. They cannot relate to other human beings on any level except the ephemeral, political level.

Tiny hands Joe Biden

Corrupt, senile, tiny-handed Joe Biden

BIDEN INFLATION – RECORD BREAKING HIGH.

LAW FIRMS DONATED FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS TO THE DEMOCRATS AFTER BEING AWARDED GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. Can you say “kickbacks?” 

PRIVILEGED WHITE ONE PERCENTERS DEMOCRAT NANCY PELOSI & HUSBAND HAVE GOTTEN EVEN WEALTHIER FROM BUSINESS DEALS WITH CHINA. Not as wealthy as the Biden Crime Family, but still …

BRITISH NEWS OUTLET COVERS THE FACT THAT THREE MEMBERS OF BIDEN’S OWN REGIME HAVE RESIGNED & PULLED OUT OF THE TALKS WITH IRAN BECAUSE OF BIDEN’S WEAKNESS. The members stated Biden is “putting national security at risk” and say America should return to Trump’s Iran policy.

DEMOCRATS IGNORE THE FACT THAT PEOPLE OF COLOR STRONGLY SUPPORT VOTER I.D

nancy pelosi fistDEMOCRAT NANCY PELOSI DEFENDING CORRUPT INSIDER TRADING BY HERSELF AND HER COLLEAGUES

DEMOCRAT AT MSNBC ENCOURAGES VIEWERS TO PICK UP A WEAPON AGAINST THOSE WITH DIFFERENT POLITICAL OPINIONS.  

BIDEN REGIME CALLED OUT YET AGAIN FOR THE WAY THEIR POLICIES HAVE CAUSED CHAOS, ATROCITIES AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER.

UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT TRIES TO GET BIDEN TO STOP PANICKING.

PRIVILEGED WHITE MALE BILLIONAIRE GIVES ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLAR BRIBE “DONATION” (wink) TO DEMOCRATS FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS

DEMOCRAT ALYSSA MASTROMONACO CALLS SENATOR KYRSTEN SINEMA A “C*NT.” Continue reading

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SPIDER-MAN CHAPTER LINKS

Readers reminded me that I did not post an easy-reference post containing the links to each chapter of my reviews of 1970s Spider-Man classics, so here it is, belatedly!

spidey 114ONE: While searching for the missing Aunt May, Spider-Man gets caught up in the ongoing gang war between Dr Octopus and Hammerhead to see who will succeed the arrested Kingpin as crime boss of New York. Click HERE.

TWO: Spider-Man investigates what Dr Octopus is keeping from Aunt May, battles the Hulk in Canada and fails to save Gwen Stacy from the returned Green Goblin. Click HERE.

THREE: J Jonah Jameson hires Luke Cage, Power Man, to bring in Spider-Man for Norman Osborn’s death. Meanwhile, Jameson’s astronaut son John is transformed into a were-creature by a rock he brought back from the moon. Click HERE. Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG

Talladega College Tornadoes NEWNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. TALLADEGA COLLEGE TORNADOES   ###    2. WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN   ###    3. OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES    ###    4. LOYOLA (LA) WOLFPACK   ###    5. ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM   ###    Continue reading

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WISCONSIN ASSEMBLY VOTES TO WITHDRAW THE STATE’S ELECTORAL VOTES FOR JOE BIDEN IN LIGHT OF ALL THE FRAUD UNCOVERED IN THE ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS

democrat republican otherHere at Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog I have been covering the ongoing investigations into the assorted ways that the 2020 presidential election was as tainted and corrupt as the 1876 and year 2000 elections.

In Wisconsin, the Assembly has now voted to withdraw the state’s 10 Electoral Votes from Joe Biden in light of everything that has come to light in the election investigations. (link below) Continue reading

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JIREL OF JOIRY: STORY TWO

Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the stories of pulp heroine Jirel of Joiry, the Medieval French woman-warrior created by female author C.L. Moore in 1934. For the first story click HERE.

black god's shadowBLACK GOD’S SHADOW (1934) – This was Moore’s sequel to Jirel’s debut story Black God’s Kiss. We pick up an unknown amount of time after the conclusion of the previous tale. Jirel has been having recurring nightmares and visions ever since she killed Guillaume the Conqueror, the man she belatedly realized that she loved.

Of late the nightmares and visions have been intensifying to the point where our heroine is becoming convinced that Guillaume’s soul must be trapped in the hellish netherworld where she herself acquired the weapon she used to kill him. Castle Joiry was immediately evacuated by Guillaume’s troops in their panicked, superstitious reaction to the supernatural death of their leader.

jirel of joiryOrder had since been restored in the castle but Jirel’s sleep has not been the same. As she lies tossing and turning, she ponders the various lovers she had taken over the years, none of whom took the hold over her heart and thoughts that Guillaume did.

Determined, she armors up, takes a sword and knife with her and sets out to somehow free Guillaume’s soul by daring to reenter the hellish domain that lies far beneath Castle Joiry. Continue reading

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BRUM (1991-2002) – FORGOTTEN TELEVISION

brumBRUM (1991-2002) – This live-action British children’s series is one of those kiddie programs that is fairly enjoyable for adults, too. Brum, the title character, is a living, sentient 1920s Austin 7 vintage automobile with a childlike mind.

Brum is forever curious and adventurous, sneaking out of the garage housing his owner’s vintage auto collection at the start of each episode. The plucky little car explores Big Town (really Birmingham) and has family-friendly escapades, often involving slapstick “baddies” whose evil activities are thwarted by Brum and his latest acquaintances.    Continue reading

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