Monthly Archives: March 2022

NJCAA FINAL FOUR AND NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ACTION

NJCAA DIVISION THREE

North Lake College BlazersFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 4th seeded NORTH LAKE COLLEGE BLAZERS ended the Cinderella run of the 8 seeds – the ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE GOLDEN EAGLES.

At Halftime the Blazers were chasing Rock Valley College, who held a 31-28 edge. From there North Lake College came roaring back, ultimately winning the game by a final score of 66-65. Gregory Crawford led the Blazers with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Continue reading

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BIDEN CRIME FAMILY: JOE BIDEN’S FBI ADMITS IT HAS LOST THE HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP – AND WITH IT GOES ANY LEGITIMACY

biden and hunter drugsIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog couldn’t help but note what is basically an admission on the part of the Biden Regime that they are unfit and not legit. An admission that they are criminals in the pocket of many overseas entities including the Chinese government. That virtual admission? THE BIDEN FBI – HIS PERSONAL GESTAPO – HAS ADMITTED IN CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY THAT THEY HAVE LOST THE HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP AND ITS WEALTH OF EVIDENCE REGARDING THE BIDEN CRIME FAMILY’S COUNTLESS SCANDALS AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES. 

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Blustering demagogue

Luckily, Congressman Matt Gaetz and others had previously copied some of the files on that laptop and just introduced those copies into the Congressional Record. This will thwart some of the Biden Regime’s attempts to destroy the evidence against them. Senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley indicated that they will be bringing forth even more evidence against the Biden Crime Family.

Just one of the recent pieces of evidence against the Biden Crime Family was proof of a $100,000.00 payment funneled to Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son and Underboss, by parties in China. Just another drop in the ocean of Hunter Biden’s influence-peddling efforts.

Not since Warren G Harding and the Ohio Gang has the United States been run by a more transparently criminal outfit. By “losing” the laptop the Biden Regime has forfeited ANY benefit of the doubt on ANY of the scandals currently engulfing them.

*** AND REMEMBER – WAY BACK WHEN THE LAPTOP WAS TURNED OVER TO THE FBI, PLENTY OF PEOPLE EXPRESSED THE OPINION THAT THEY WOULD CONVENIENTLY LOSE IT, GIVEN THE ROT AT THE FBI. THOSE PEOPLE WERE DISMISSED AS “CONSPIRACY THEORISTS” YET “LOSING” THE LAPTOP IS EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED.

biden the fascistThe installed Joe Biden runs a corporate fascist state and virtual kleptocracy. He could not have achieved that without a complicit Democrat Party apparatus including the Democrats’ many media outlets – including the Big Tech fascists who protect Biden as Big Brother online. And who interfered in the 2020 presidential election by banning references to the scandals exposed by the Hunter Biden laptop (among other things). Continue reading

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FIVE MORE ANCIENT GREEK COMEDIES VIEWED THROUGH A MODERN LENS

Balladeer’s Blog’s previous look at Seven Ancient Greek Comedies with Themes That Are Still Relevant went over pretty well, so here are five more.

aristophanes picTHE BANQUETERS – By Aristophanes. This was the very first comedy from the Athenian whose name is synonymous with ancient Greek comedies, especially political satires. The nineteen-year-old presented a landowner from Athens whose two sons were being introduced to his phratry brothers at a banquet dedicated to Herakles. 

The sons were on opposite ends of what we would today call the political left & the political right. Following an argument between the two of them they switch friend groups to see who can handle the other’s daily life better. Jokes abound about values, hair styles, tastes in music and more. Continue reading

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ADVENTURES OF A MICRO-MAN (1902) ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION

adventures-of-a-micro-manTHE ADVENTURES OF A MICRO-MAN (1902) – This work of vintage or “ancient” science fiction was authored by Lancelot Bayly under the pen name Edwin Pallender. The central character of the story was Doctor Geoffrey Hassler, a wealthy eccentric scientist who has discovered “microgen” a gas which shrinks objects down to a very small size.  

masc graveyard smallerDr Hassler’s demonstrations of the procedure in a diving-bell shaped chamber convinces even the skeptics and he rakes in even more money plus scientific recognition. One day when he, his daughter Muriel, her fiancee Gerald and a family friend named Reverend Eden are all inside the chamber a fluke accident causes them all to be shrunk down to a fraction of an inch.

Nobody was around to witness the accident so the quartet are trapped at tiny size for approximately 10 days, when the microgen treatment will wear off and they will return to normal. In their struggle to survive they manage to escape the chamber and make their way to Dr Hassler’s garden which – at their current size – is like a vast, dangerous jungle to them. Knowing they need food and water the group has no alternative but to venture forth. Continue reading

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NAIA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PLUS NJCAA TOURNAMENT ACTION

NAIA

Loyola WolfpackNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Fighting it out for the 2022 title in the NAIA were the LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (LA) WOLFPACK and the TALLADEGA COLLEGE TORNADOES.

By Halftime the Wolfpack had managed a 36-21 advantage over their opponents. After the break Loyola U and the Tornadoes put up 35 points each, as the Wolfpack won out 71-56. Zach Wrightsil led Loyola with his Double-Double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, while fellow Wolfpack player Myles Burns notched a Double-Double of his own with 17 points and 17 rebounds. * THE WOLFPACK ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF THE NAIA * 

NJCAA DIVISION THREE DISTRICT FINALS

eastfield-harvesters1SOUTH CENTRAL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – In this game the 2 seeds – the EASTFIELD COLLEGE HARVESTERS – faced the top seeded NORTH LAKE COLLEGE BLAZERS.

The Harvesters put the Blazers on Upset Alert at the Half with their 33-28 lead. From there Eastfield College had to hold on by their fingertips against an NLC rally, emerging with an 84-83 triumph. Twenty-three points from Geontay Davis led the victors in scoring. * THE HARVESTERS MOVE ON TO THE NJCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT * Continue reading

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DEMOCRATS VS THE REST OF US: MARCH 28th

democrat republican otherIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes another look at America’s desperate need for viable alternate political parties.

MACRON, TRYING TO AVOID WORLD WAR 3, HAS TO CLARIFY BIDEN’S LATEST GAFFE. More HERE. And HERE. And HERE. Joe Biden is dangerously unfit, as was plain from his non-campaign in 2020.

MORE REVELATIONS ABOUT BURISMA AND THE INFLUENCE PEDDLING SCAMS OF JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON HUNTER, THE UNDERBOSS OF THE BIDEN CRIME FAMILY. All of the Democrats’ phony “fact checkers” (LMAO) lied. Click HERE.

NBC NEWS POLL: SEVENTY-ONE PERCENT SAY JOE BIDEN HAS THE COUNTRY GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. And no wonder. He is an absolute disaster.

AN EXCELLENT BREAKDOWN ON HUNTER BIDEN’S CORRUPTION AND THE WAY DEMOCRAT MEDIA OUTLETS COVERED IT ALL UP. More legal probes into Hunter HERE.

Senile Joe BidenCORRUPT YET SENILE JOE BIDEN ANGRILY BABBLES SECRET INFO IN BRUSSELS.

BIDEN REGIME’S DEALINGS WITH IRAN FINANCING RUSSIA. Playing on both sides of an ongoing war while benefiting a hostile nation. 

HOW NANCY PELOSI AND HER HUSBAND GET RICHER AND RICHER UNDER OUR CORRUPT SYSTEM. More HERE. No wonder Pelosi votes against ending Congressional members benefitting from Insider Trading. And no wonder virtually all members of Congress become millionaires while in office.

HUNTER BIDEN’S LAPTOP CONTAINED DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ENCRYPTION CODES. Remember, when Democrats and their media outlets claim a story has been “debunked” or “discredited” it actually means the story is true. Continue reading

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AFRICAN EPIC: AIWEL LONGAR

Aiwel Longar

Aiwel Longar

Once again Balladeer’s Blog examines a neglected epic myth from around the world. Previously I have dealt with epics from the Navajo, Vietnamese, Iroquois, Aztec, Hawaiian, Chinese and other belief systems.

The mythic tale of Aiwel Longar comes from the Dinka pantheon. Nhialic is the supreme deity to the Dinka and the first man and woman he created were Garang and Abuk. The Dinka people live in the Upper Nile in Sudan, as they have for centuries.

AIWEL LONGAR

I often cover the way in which cultures which come into contact borrow mythic material from each other to embellish their own respective belief systems. The story of Aiwel Longar clearly influenced (and vice versa) Egyptian, Jewish, Christian and Muslim myths. It also bears striking similarities to the Gnostic Hymn of the Pearl.

PART ONE – Born as simply Aiwel, this figure was a gift from the god of the Nile River to Aiwel’s widowed and childless mother. The infant already had a full set of teeth when his mother picked him up out of the Nile River, where the river god had set him adrift.

Like many mythic figures Aiwel could Continue reading

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LUKE CAGE, POWER MAN: EARLY 1970s STORIES

power man pictureSuperheroes continue to dominate pop culture right now, and as I’ve often said, I think hero tales work best when set in their original time period.

Here is Balladeer’s Blog’s look at the earliest stories about Luke Cage, who started out as Hero for Hire before Marvel Comics changed his name to Power Man.

hero for hire 1HERO FOR HIRE Vol 1 #1 (June 1972)

Title: Out of Hell – A Hero

Villains: Diamondback, Shades and Comanche

Synopsis: Carl Lucas, a black man from New York, was framed for drug possession by his former friend Willis Stryker. While serving his sentence at horrific Seagate Prison in Georgia, Carl volunteered to be the subject of medical experimentation intended to create super-powered warriors for the government.

Albert Rackham, a racist prison guard with a grudge against Lucas had tampered with the experimental device hoping to kill him. Instead, Carl gained super-strength and bullet-proof skin.

cage picUsing those powers, Lucas escaped Seagate Prison but misled the authorities into thinking he died in the ocean while trying to get away. With Carl Lucas pronounced dead, our main character settled in New York City under the name Luke Cage and became a literal Hero for Hire, using his superpowers to earn a living.

After making a positive name for himself in a few fairly routine cases, Luke attracts the attention of the crime boss called Diamondback … who is really Willis Stryker, the friend who framed Carl Lucas years earlier. Continue reading

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NCCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND NAIA FINAL FOUR ACTION

NCCAA DIVISION ONE

baptist bible college patriotsNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 4 seeds – the BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE PATRIOTS – took on the 2nd seeded LANCASTER BIBLE COLLEGE CHARGERS in this title game.

By Halftime the Patriots had put Lancaster Bible College on Upset Alert with their 38-33 advantage. After the break Baptist Bible College eked out a tad more distance from the Chargers for a 77-70 triumph. Trent McBride led the victors with 25 points while his fellow Patriot Tre Minton logged a Double-Double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. * THE PATRIOTS ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF NCCAA BASKETBALL

NAIA FINAL FOUR

Talladega College Tornadoes NEWFIRST SEMIFINAL – This game pitted the TALLADEGA COLLEGE TORNADOES against the THOMAS MORE UNIVERSITY SAINTS.

The Tornadoes shocked their opponents by going out in front of them 39-27 at the Half. In turn, the Saints shocked Talladega College by forcing Overtime with a 68-68 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session the Tornadoes emerged with a 78-77 victory. Sixteen points from Cam Potts led Talladega College. Continue reading

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POLITICAL CARTOON ROUNDUP: MARCH 24th

Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog presents another look at some recent political cartoons that genuinely speak truth to power, especially to Joe “D’OH!” Biden, the hopelessly corrupt and blood-soaked career criminal. 

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