Monthly Archives: January 2023

JANUARY 30th ROUNDUP OF NEWS, MEMES AND POLITICAL CARTOONS

Independent voter site Balladeer’s Blog presents another roundup of recent news, memes and political cartoons.

biden sick and tiredBIDEN CRIME FAMILY: FURTHER REPORTING ON HOW CHINA MONEY WAS FUNNELED TO JOE BIDEN. Life in Joe’s corporate fascist kleptocracy.

EVEN SOME DEMOCRATS ARE COURAGEOUSLY WORKING TO UNDO THE BIDEN REGIME’S “UNCONSCIONABLE” TARIFF WAIVERS FOR CHINA. Buying Joe Biden was the best move the Chinese government ever made. 

RACIST BIDEN REGIME STILL WARRING UPON REPORTER FROM CAMEROON. More HERE

WITH NANCY PELOSI NO LONGER AROUND TO OBSTRUCT ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM ILLEGAL INSIDER STOCK TRADING, THE BILL IS CALLED “THE PELOSI ACT” AS A REMINDER OF HER CORRUPTION.

AND MORE REMINDERS THAT JOE BIDEN DID NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DECLASSIFY THE MISHANDLED CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS FROM HIS YEARS AS VICE PRESIDENT AND SENATOR. The Biden coverup efforts continue.

democrat fascism jokeTWITTER FILES: EVEN MORE EVIDENCE OF HOW THE SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT SERVED AS A DEMOCRAT PROPAGANDA OUTLET.

CAROLINE BIDEN TURNS UP HER NOSE AT $85,000 PER YEAR JOB OFFER AS “BELOW MINIMUM WAGE.” In the past this type of snobbery was associated with Republicans, but now Democrats are just as bad. Or maybe Caroline was just miffed that the offer was from a Joe Biden donor, and she wanted the kind of obscene money Bidens are used to grabbing. Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S NCCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS: JANUARY 29th

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grace college lancers gTUSSLE IN THE TOP SIX – The number 1 team in the nation – the GRACE COLLEGE LANCERS – took it on the road against the 6th ranked INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS. By Halftime the Wildcats had built up a 42-32 advantage, but the Lancers came out of the locker room primed for a comeback. They outscored their opponents 60-36 for a 92-78 victory. Elijah Malone’s 29 points led Grace College.

huntington forestersNUMBER THREE TAKES A FALL – In this game the HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY FORESTERS welcomed the 3rd ranked BETHEL UNIVERSITY (IN) PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots). The Foresters were on top 42-31 at the Half, then squeezed out a bit more separation after the break to win the game 88-74. Lane Sparks led Huntington University with his 23 points.  Continue reading

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KREE-SKRULL WAR: AVENGERS PARTS 4-6

For this weekend’s light-hearted and escapist superhero blog post here at Balladeer’s Blog will examine the 4th, 5th and 6th installments of the 9-part Avengers classic The Kree-Skrull War (1971-1972). For parts 1-3 click HERE. 

Avengers 92THE AVENGERS Volume One, Number 92 (September 1971)

AVENGERS ROSTER: THOR (Donald Blake, MD), IRON MAN (Tony Stark), CAPTAIN AMERICA (Steve Rogers), THE SCARLET WITCH (Wanda), GOLIATH (Clint Barton), QUICKSILVER (Pietro), THE VISION (Not Applicable), CAPTAIN MARVEL (Mar-Vell, Kree Captain)

 ALL THINGS MUST END

Synopsis: We pick up several days after the Avengers and their old civilian ally, rock singer Rick Jones, saved the world from Ronan the Accuser. Ronan was the new ruler of the alien Kree Empire after a coup d’état against the Supreme Intelligence. When his plan was stymied by the Avengers, Ronan was forced to retreat back to Hala, the homeworld of the Kree Empire, because the Kree’s ancient foes the Skrulls had launched attacks on every Kree-held planet in the galaxy.

The Scarlet Witch, Goliath (formerly Hawkeye), Quicksilver, the Vision and Captain Marvel are enjoying down time at Avengers Mansion. Soon their butler Jarvis brings their attention to newscasts stating that the Avengers are being investigated by the U.S. government and the U.N.

captain marvelWord has leaked from a Senator named H. Warren Craddock and from the technicians the Avengers swore to confidentiality following last issue’s action. The entire world now knows about how the alien race called the Kree attempted to destroy the Earth.

Captain Marvel’s status as a renegade Kree captain helps draw attention to the Avengers and his place with them. Not helping the situation is the way Captain Marvel – aka Kree Starfleet Captain Mar-Vell – impersonated Earth scientist Doctor Walter Lawson as part of his original mission to infiltrate NASA at Cape Canaveral.

That circumstance leads to suspicion about how many other alien Kree may be infiltrating Earth bases, fanning the inevitable Witch Hunt. Continue reading

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FORGOTTEN TELEVISION: 1968 EPISODES OF N.E.T. PLAYHOUSE

Balladeer’s Blog’s year by year look at the forgotten N.E.T. Playhouse continues with the program’s 1968 offerings. For the opening look at the 1966 episodes click HERE.

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david hemmingsAUTO STOP (January 5th) – Henry (David Hemmings) is told by Federika, the older woman he is pursuing, that he needs to gain more experience in the world before she’ll entertain the thought of a romance with him. Henry takes her seriously and roams around Europe, loving and leaving women his own age, encountering a Neo-Nazi and attending a La Dolce Vita party in Rome. N.E.T. Playhouse paired this 75-minute film with the 8-minute cartoon short Tamer of Wild Horses from Yugoslavia’s Zagred Animation. 

HOME (January 19th) – A 90-minute musical about the threat of overpopulation set among a honeycomb of rooms in which citizens of the future must spend their lives due to the dictates of the government. They live in these small chambers, own nothing and are forbidden to travel. Written by Megan Terry, noted for her 1966 anti-war musical Viet Rock. Edward Winter, Joel Fabiani, Dennis Patrick, Roger Davis, Irene Dailey, Louise Latham and others starred.

a passage to indiaA PASSAGE TO INDIA (January 26th) – Long before the theatrical film came this teleplay that was first broadcast on the BBC’s Play of the Month in November, 1965. The cast of this 90-minute adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel included Sybil Thorndike, Virginia McKenna, Cyril Cusack and Zia Mohyeddin. Drama involving life and race relations in 1920s India under the Raj. Continue reading

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JANUARY 26th NEWS, MEMES AND CARTOONS

Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes another look at some of the latest news, memes and political cartoons.

biden crime family picHUNTER BIDEN INVESTIGATION LOOKS INTO HIS POTENTIAL TURNING OVER OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS AS PART OF HIS HIGH-PAY “JOBS” WITH OVERSEAS COMPANIES. Joe Biden’s corporate fascist kleptocracy rolls along. China Connections HERE.

BUSINESS OWNERS BEG THE DEMOCRATS WHO RUN SEATTLE TO LET POLICE ENFORCE THE LAWS.  

BIDEN REGIME CAUGHT IN LIE THAT CLAIMED THERE WERE NO RECORDS OF WHO VISITED SITES OF JOE’s CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT STASHES. More HERE. And HERE.

biden think tankBIDEN COVERUP STILL BEING PROBED. More HERE. And HERE.

TRUMP COURAGEOUSLY WARNS REPUBLICANS NOT TO CUT SOCIAL SECURITY. Still a de facto Third Party president. 

biden corruption shadowPRIVILEGED WHITE ANTIFA THUGS EXTEND THEIR LATEST RIOTS. The Democrat hate squad rages on. More HERE. And HERE. And HERE. And HERE.

WAR CRIMINAL PUTIN TRYING TO BUY THE MILTARY EQUIPMENT THAT THE BIDEN REGIME ABANDONED IN AFGHANISTAN. And the Taliban is willing to strike a deal with him.

JOE BIDEN MENACES ANOTHER REPORTER JUST DOING HER JOB.  Continue reading

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ANDROMEDA NEBULA (1967) FILM REVIEW

andromeda nebulaANDROMEDA NEBULA (1967) – This movie was adapted from the 1957 novel Andromeda: A Space Age Tale by Ivan Yefremov. Unusual for sci-fi writers in the Soviet Union under Stalin, Yefremov courageously defied some of the political limitations that the blood-soaked dictator and his regime placed on fiction. Ivan is credited for, among other things, breaking free of the Soviet policy that limited futuristic tales to just a few years in the future. He continued that trailblazing in his works after Stalin died.

andromeda nebula picAnd that brings us back to Andromeda Nebula. The story is set over a millenium in the future, when an Age of World Unification (under a Soviet system, of course) was followed by the establishment of the Ring aka the Great Circle. The Ring is a loosely affiliated assortment of planets who exchange scientific and cultural information and try to facilitate each other’s efforts to colonize space.

In the universe of Andromeda Nebula, faster than light travel does not yet exist, so communication between planets takes between decades and centuries. This imposes certain limits that similar fictional planetary alliances don’t have to deal with, and the movie focuses on the dramas that could unfold within those confines. Continue reading

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ALAN MOORE: STILL WRONG

alan moore picAlan Moore, the overrated and over-praised person who writes – but does not DRAW – comic books, has had multiple wrong takes on his profession’s affect on the real world. Recently, there was another reminder regarding how hilariously off-base and clueless Moore is.

In this particular case, it involves Alan’s idiotic take not so long ago in which he claimed that comic book superheroes can enhance right-wing tendencies toward violence. As I mentioned at the time, that take was incredibly foolish and very easy to rip apart, especially in the present day. 

antifa is that youLook, I repeatedly distance myself from the fanatics of both the left and the right, but let’s see … who in the real world TODAY tends to wear masks in large numbers and then inflict violence on countless numbers of victims? In recent years, that would be the misnamed Antifa, who are really KLAN-tifa. But at any rate, the privileged white people of Antifa embody the concept of masking up and going to look for political foes to beat down. Continue reading

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1967 EPISODES OF N.E.T. PLAYHOUSE: FORGOTTEN TELEVISION

Balladeer’s Blog’s look at this example of Forgotten Television continues with N.E.T. Playhouse‘s episodes from 1967. For the opening look at the 1966 episodes click HERE.

1967

amorous fleaTHE AMOROUS FLEA (January 6th) – Majestic Productions put together this operatic comedy adaptation of Moliere’s play School for Wives. A young woman raised in virtual isolation is competed over by her much older patron and the son of that patron’s best friend. Lew Parker starred in this 90-minute presentation, repeating his stage role as the older suitor Arnolphe.

COMEDY OF ERRORS (January 13th) – This was first aired on British television’s show Festival in 1964. It’s a production of Shakespeare’s comedy, which was itself based on Plautus’ play Menaechmi. Diana Rigg, Donald Sinden, Ian Richardson and others starred. Though many reference sites claim this ran just an hour the actual U.K. site says it’s 90 minutes, having first aired from 9:25PM to 10:55PM. 

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LAMAMA PLAYWRIGHTS aka THREE FROM LAMAMMA  (January 20th) – In this 1 hour & 45 minute episode, New York’s experimental LaMama Theater Club presented three short plays: Pavane by Jean-Claude van Italie, in which social customs are lampooned … Sam Shepard’s Fourteen Hundred Thousand about generation gaps and incompatible visions of “community” … and The Recluse by Paul Foster, about two older women who live together in mutual hostility. The 1st section was performed in a studio, the latter 2 were shot at New York City locations. James Coco and others starred. Continue reading

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TWO MORE OF 2022’s MOST REPULSIVE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS.

democrat republican or awakeIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog presents Part Three in this look at some of the Democrats and Republicans whose activities in 2022 made them deserving of nothing but contempt at best.

For Part One of this list click HERE

joe biden slovenly messJOE BIDEN

Gang Affiliation: Democrat

Comment: With some Karmic Justice being served up to the senile yet corrupt Joe Biden in the form of his ongoing scandal over classified documents that he has left lying around from his time as a Senator and Vice President years ago, this time around I’ll just present a holistic look at this career white-collar criminal and the sluglike trail he has left behind him throughout his corrupt existence. More HERE, and HERE, and HERE, and HERE   

JOE BIDEN COMES FROM A SLAVE-OWNING FAMILY – Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog know that I bash all presidents who horrifically claimed to “own” other human beings, so there is no reason to exclude the forever-racebaiting Joe Biden from such criticism. Joe’s ancestors were apparently as sleazy as he is himself.

Senile Joe BidenBIDEN CRIME FAMILY – There is overwhelming evidence that Joe and his Underboss Hunter Biden have long run an influence-peddling operation which has diverted millions upon millions of dollars to the Bidens over the years. Hunter’s “no-show” jobs with assorted overseas corporations have proven to be just the tip of the iceberg in the Biden Crime Family’s cesspool of corruption. From refusing to name figures who bought Hunter’s “artwork” (LMAO) for six-figure amounts through the countless additional stories of Joe Biden being in the pocket of China’s government, Crooked Joe embodies political graft-grabbing.   

WAR ON THE WORKING CLASS AND THE POOR – After four years of his predecessor’s fantastic policies which helped the working class and the poor, Joe Biden’s disastrous policies have devastated those same people. This, too, has been painstakingly covered in countless articles over the years. In addition, Biden blundered away the energy independence brought by his predecessor, thus causing skyrocketing costs for gasoline. Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S NJCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS

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tallahassee college eagesKNOCKING OFF NUMBER ONE – The TALLAHASSSEE COLLEGE EAGLES (should be the Laddies) hosted the number 1 team in the nation – the CHIPOLA COLLEGE INDIANS. At Halftime the score was knotted up at 24-24 but after the break the Eagles made their move, ultimately toppling the Indians 62-54. Tallahassee’s Addison Patterson led the victors with 13 points. 

arizona western college matadors logoCENTURY CLUB – Teams notching 100 or more points in Regulation: The ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS downed the PHOENIX COLLEGE BEARS 109-80   ###   Meanwhile, the LEE COLLEGE REBELS won 111-78 at the JACKSONVILLE COLLEGE JAGUARS   ###   And the INDIAN RIVER STATE PIONEERS routed their hosts the STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA MANATEES 103-69. Continue reading

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