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AUSTRALIAN NEWS: “THE WORLD NEEDS MORE TRUMPS AND FEWER BIDENS” PLUS MORE …

With Hunter Biden introducing six-figure “buys” of his “artwork” as the latest innovation in political bribery, Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog notes another item from Australian news that deals with the disastrous Joe Biden and his team. 

‘The world needs more Trumps and fewer Bidens’: Alan Jones – YouTube

And more about Joe Biden, the crooked, yet doltish clown who brought back monumental political corruption and who can be relied upon to be bribed, bought and bullied by world leaders. Biden is a catastrophe for the working class and the poor. Continue reading

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HAPPY BLOOM’S DAY 2021!

jamesjoyceYes, it’s the 16th of June, better known to James Joyce geeks like me as Bloom’s Day. The day is named in honor of Leopold Bloom, the Jewish advertising sales rep and Freemason who is one of the major characters in Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The novel also brings along Stephen Dedalus, the protagonist of his earlier novel Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

For those unfamiliar with this work, Ulysses is Joyce’s stream-of-consciousness novel in which he metaphorically features the events from the Odyssey in a single day – June 16th, 1904, in Dublin. (The day he met Nora Barnacle, the woman he would eventually marry after living together for decades)

Bloom represents Ulysses/Odysseus, Stephen represents Telemachus and Leopold’s wife, Molly Bloom, represents Penelope. Continue reading

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NEGLECTED NEWS ITEM ROUNDUP: JUNE 14th

independent voter cartoonIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at some recent news stories about the white-collar criminals who run the cesspool of corruption which masquerades as our government. (Links in the text.) 

SENILE AND CORRUPT JOE BIDEN DOES ALL BUT SLOBBER ALL OVER HIMSELF AT G7 SUMMIT. Doddering figurehead continues to beclown himself, but America’s corrupt politicians are glad to have “graft as usual” back in fashion.

CHINA BREAKING LIMBS AND USING GENITAL TORTURE ON UYGHURS – BIDEN AND NBA ARE OKAY WITH IT. “Silence is consent” Democrats tell us.

WANDERING, CONFUSED JOE BIDEN HAS TO BE RESCUED YET AGAIN BY HIS WIFE JILL. Biden the Buffoon humiliated again.

WASHINGTON POST CALLS OUT JOE BIDEN’S LIE ABOUT ALZHEIMERS. And the Biden lie count keeps going up.

BIDEN REGIME CONTINUES ITS WAR ON THE WORKING CLASS AND THE POOR. The callous, the comfortable and the uncaring Democrats are fine with it.

EVEN THE WASHINGTON POST ADMITS BIDEN IS BRUTAL TO THE PRESS. But Big Tech is glad to censor news stories which put Biden in a bad light.

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Corrupt, senile, tiny-handed Joe Biden

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: HUNTER BIDEN, THE UNDERBOSS OF THE BIDEN CRIME FAMILY, PROVES JUST AS RACIST AS HIS FATHER JOE. The racial slur count for the Bidens continues to soar. 

KAMALA HARRIS GETS UGLY WITH THE PRESS AGAIN. Hypocrites pretend it’s okay to be testy with reporters if you have a “D” after your name.

HUNTER BIDEN, UNDERBOSS OF THE BIDEN CRIME FAMILY, PIONEERS NEW SCAM – BRIBING THE BIDENS BY PAYING SIX FIGURE SUMS FOR HIS “ART.” Remember how “donations” to the Clinton Foundation were Hillary’s Pay For Play graft?

VIDEO OF ACCUSED RAPIST JOE BIDEN SCREWING UP AGAIN AT THE G7 MEETING. Other world leaders happy to be back to a U.S. figure they can buy, bribe and bully.

FASCIST BIDEN REGIME STILL HAS KIDS IN CAGES AND STILL HAS FAMILIES SEPARATED. But as we all know, Democrats never really cared about those kids or those families. They just used them as political tools.

MEDIA FORCED TO ADMIT OVER AND OVER THAT TRUMP WAS RIGHT ABOUT WHAT THEY CLAIMED WERE “LIES.” Your best bet: if it was called a Trump Lie, it was probably just an Inconvenient Truth for anti-Trump loons
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR: PRIVATEER ACTIONS IN SEPTEMBER OF 1778

crossed sabresWith the Fourth of July holiday rapidly approaching here is another seasonal post. Previously, Balladeer’s Blog has looked at the swashbuckling actions of some American privateers from the Revolutionary War. This time here’s a look at one of the most successful months for our privateers – September of 1778.

crossed swords picSEPTEMBER 1st-5th – The American privateer ship the Active seized multiple prizes and took aboard several British Prisoners of War. Unfortunately, the Captain of the Active had stretched his crew too thin. The captive Brits gleaned the vulnerable position of their captors and rose up to seize control of the ship and were determined to link up with the first British vessel they could find to help take in the seized U.S. ship and consummate their freedom.

SEPTEMBER 6th – The 10-cannon brig the Gerard, an American privateer, under Pennsylvania’s J. Josiah, came upon the seized Active and, after a long chase, compelled the ship to surrender. Captain Josiah and his men learned they had just saved the American privateer crew and had recaptured the British POWs. The Gerard escorted the Active back to its Philadelphia port in case the POWs grew frisky again.

SEPTEMBER 17th – The 18-cannon privateer ship Vengeance, under one Captain Newman of Massachusetts, chased the British packet ship Harriet (16 cannon) for at least 6 hours before engaging it in battle. The Americans won and the Harriet surrendered.        Continue reading

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ESTABLISHMENT FEAR OF POPULISM

democrat republican or awakeIt’s become impossible to ignore the way that the corrupt establishment and their corporate media outlets fear populism and obsessively try to demonize it. In a way it’s a replay of the late 1800s when the labor movement was striking and demanding better pay and working conditions. The establishment responded with ugly demonization of working class people’s efforts to survive as something more than peasants.

America’s President Grover Cleveland even went so far as to describe labor activist Eugene Debs as “an enemy of the human race.” That is certainly reminiscent of the over the top rhetoric used today by the Powers That Be to instill the public with feelings of fear and hostility toward popular movements that threaten their privileges. 

It’s important to remember that Eugene Debs called himself a socialist back when socialism was largely about fighting the entrenched Big Money interests on behalf of the suffering poor and the working class, not the pseudo-religion it is today, when socialism is all about dictating every aspect of our lives. Debs was demonized by the establishment from around the 1890s through the 1920s, even arrested and left to languish in prison merely for protesting America’s involvement in the First World War of 1914-1918. Continue reading

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ANTHONY FAUCI: THE BANALITY OF WEASELS

fauci picAnthony Fauci certainly seems to be more interested in self-promotion than in doing his job. It’s easy to forget that this is the same Anthony Fauci who was part of a very inept effort to combat AIDS decades ago, only to see any real progress coming from figures working OUTSIDE of the Fauci Fiefdom. Why were some people foolish enough to listen to this attention whore who jumped on bandwagons and contradicted himself almost daily depending on which way the political winds were blowing? And all the while the body count was rising …  How do you spell “malpractice” by the way? 

As if Fauci wasn’t already a prime example of bureaucratic dysfunction granted far too much influence, he has sunk even lower by resorting to the NEW last resort of a scoundrel – claiming that investigating his scandals is an attack on “science.” Ah, the old “Science? C’est moi!” defense.

fauci back and forthWith sites pulling “Faux Fauci’s” self-aggrandizing new book and with the weaselly, wormy little man refusing to take questions during a public appearance at a vaccination site recently, Doctor Death more and more reminds me of the hilariously sleazy, disingenuous and dissembling character Martin Short played long ago: the slimy fraudster inevitably whining “Did I say anything? I didn’t say anything. Did you hear me say anything?”

More items on Faucism and what is now being called the Fauci Flu:

fauci pandemic memeSix Bombshell Revelations from Fauci’s Emails

58% Believe Coronavirus Originated In Wuhan Lab.

#FauciEmails Reveal A Career Bureaucrat Who Followed Political, Not Medical, Science (legalinsurrection.com)

Like His Credibility, Fauci’s Book Has Disappeared – PJ Media

Fauci Ignored Email From Scientist Saying Hydroxychloroquine Could Help Battle Coronavirus.

Democrats Apparently Felt “Better Dead Than Admit Trump Was Right.”

“Too Long/ Didn’t Read” Was Literally One Of Fauci’s Excuses. Continue reading

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TOPICAL THUNDER: JUNE 3rd

Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog presents some random current events and musings.

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twitlerFirst up is this entertaining cartoon about the bizarrely inaccurate, biased and uninformed buffoons who pretend to be “fact checkers” for the Big Tech fascists of social media.

“Thought Police” or “Political Censors” or “Conformity Enforcers” might be better job descriptions for those clueless ideologues who have deluded themselves into thinking they possess “the one true worldview.” 

THE UNITED STATES IS BEHIND THE REST OF THE WORLD WHEN IT COMES TO USING VOTER I.D. – We need Third Parties here in the U.S. but we also need Voter I.D. laws. The rest of the world is very progressive in their use of such I.D. requirements but here in America such laws are always opposed by Democrats, who thrive on vote fraud of all kinds (see the past 11 years of my blog posts for those news items). Click HERE.

              One of my favorite incidents regarding how behind the rest of the world America is on Voter I.D. happened in 2012, when Democrats welcomed in an assortment of U.N. officials to oversee our election and those U.N. figures foiled the Democrats’ frantic, paranoid expectations by pointing out how careless and negligent our country is regarding voting i.d’s, which are REQUIRED in most civilized nations. Hilarious!

democrat platform hatredFASCIST JOE BIDEN’S FOLLIES – Joe Biden’s regime continues to spread hostility, division and race-hatred (HERE and HERE). Biden continues his war on the working class and the poor (HERE and HERE).

ANTIFA VERMIN – AND, while the Democrats’ violent roving harassment/ death squad Antifa continues to prey on journalists and elected officials targeted by Democrats (HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE ) the senile Joe Biden pretends that imaginary supremacists are the nation’s greatest threat. AND NEVER FORGET THAT BIDEN EULOGIZED ROBERT BYRD, HIS FELLOW DEMOCRAT WHO HELD A HIGH POSITION IN THE KU KLUX KLAN. Who is a piece of garbage like Joe Biden to EVER call anyone else racist?  

THUGGISH BIDEN – The fascist fool will brook no dissent in his own party, and has taken to lying about other Democrats who don’t obey him with enough enthusiasm (HERE). 

JOE BIDEN: IMBECILE – Biden thinks January was fifteen months ago. Moron. Click HERE. Continue reading

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“THE CHECKBOOKS OF THE FEW” – MORE ARTICLES ABOUT THE TAINTED 2020 ELECTION

mascot donkey and republican headsAs one of my overseas readers put it recently “A lot of Americans need to grow up and stop thinking that their elections, alone of all nations in the world, are paragons of honesty.” Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog doesn’t need convinced of that. For 11 years, since 2010 I’ve run several blog posts regarding news stories about vote fraud, including arrests and convictions or confessions. (And remember, I don’t go along with conspiracy theories. YEARS ago I dismissed the Q-Anon items as nonsense, so none of my opinions were ever based on that.)

I’ve also written quite a bit on how largely discussed it is that the 1876 and year 2000 elections saw the likely losers go on to occupy the White House because of less-than-honest maneuvering regarding the counting of ballots. Admitting such things has not resulted in the collapse of the country.  

Most recently, regarding the 2020 election we’ve already seen several court rulings that the last-minute changes to how to count mail-in ballots were against election laws and should not have been allowed. Obviously, there is no going back now to change results in key states, which presumably was part of the reasoning behind making changes so close to the election – it allowed too little time for the cases to be heard before Election Day.

democrat republican or awakeFor even more suspicious hijinks the Supreme Court, which abetted the execrable George W Bush sneaking into the White House in the year 2000, played a new game with the 2020 election. First the court refused to hear cases because the election hadn’t been held yet, then when cases reached them AFTER the election they ruled that the cases were moot because the election was over. And yes, one of the many things wrong with America’s Supreme Court is the way it is allowed to decline cases on a whim, when cases brought by states (among other exceptions) should be required to be heard.   

And as I always remind anti-Trump loons, RELAX. None of the investigations into the clear violations during the 2020 election will be able to remove Biden and replace him with Trump. But the investigations must be done in the hope of preventing similar situations in the future, just like the deep looks into what happened in 1876 and the year 2000. Like the above overseas readers said, “grow up.” America is not an “exceptional” place where such events cannot occur. Study them and learn. (And remember the poll that said more than half the voters believe the election was not on the level.) 

Regarding just some of the latest items about the tainted 2020 election:

SPEAKING OF “THE CHECKBOOKS OF THE FEW” HERE’S ANOTHER LOOK AT BIG TECH FASCISTS USING THEIR MONEY TO BASICALLY RUN THE WAY SOME MAIL-IN VOTES WERE COLLECTED AND OTHER DUBIOUS ACTIVITIES.

GREAT OPINION PIECE ON HOW DEMOCRATS HAD TO GO ALL OUT WITH MAIL-IN CHEATING AND ARE DESPERATE TO PREVENT REFORMS TO COMBAT SUCH CHEATING IN THE FUTURE.   

LATEST FROM THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTION AUDIT. ARIZONA, MICHIGAN AND GEORGIA AUDITS STILL HAVE THE COUNTRY TALKING, TOO. PLUS SEE HERE.

INDUSTRIAL SCALE VOTE FRAUD.”

STRIVING TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE OF THE 2020 CHEATING.

ANOTHER STATE MOVES TO BLOCK DEMOCRAT VOTE FRAUD STRATEGIES.

AND HERE’S ANOTHER FASCINATING TAKE ON THE FOREVER-TAINTED ELECTION. Continue reading

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AMERICAN FORCES FIGHTING IN RUSSIA: SEPTEMBER 1918 TO JANUARY 1920

memorial day rememberHAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! As usual, Balladeer’s Blog marks the occasion with a look at a neglected aspect of American military history. Spare some thoughts today for the men who perished in this action.

AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES IN RUSSIA – The battles fought by these Americans carried over from the end of World War One into the early stages of the Russian Civil War. The Allied Nations of the First World War were fighting alongside the White (anti-Bolshevik) Russian Forces for a time.

Like any of my fellow World War One geeks I could drone on about it for hours, but I’ll try to keep this brief and on-point. The Red (Communist) Russians had taken Russia out of the war by signing a treaty with Germany. This had left German forces free to reinforce their armies on the Western Front, had jeopardized a large amount of Allied supplies which were already in the Russian port city of Archangel (Arkangelsk in Russian) on the White Sea AND jeopardized the safety of the Czech Legion along the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

memorial day pictureWith the World War still raging, the other Allied Nations prevailed on President Woodrow Wilson to divert some American forces intended for the Western Front to Archangel and beyond, joining a combined army of Brits, Poles and White Russians. The fighting in North Russia dragged on past the end of the global conflict in November of 1918 into June of 1919. The fighting in Eastern Russia dragged on until January of 1920. In other words, if the Americans sent to Russia had instead gone to their original destination of France, their combat operations would have ended on November 11th, rather than continuing for more than a year of further bloodshed and loss of limbs from frostbite. All the more reason to remember the often-neglected troops who served there. 

On July 17th, 1918, American General John J “Black Jack” Pershing ordered 5,000 soldiers drawn from the 339th Infantry Regiment, the 1st Battalion of the 310th Engineers and assorted other units from the 85th Division to re-train for new battle conditions and head for Archangel. Those Americans became known as the Polar Bear Expedition. Meanwhile, 8,000 American soldiers were sent to Vladivostok, Russia as the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia. Continue reading

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11 MEMORIAL DAY ARTICLES ABOUT NEGLECTED CONFLICTS AND UNITS

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With Memorial Day Weekend fast upon us, Balladeer’s Blog has been getting requests for readers’ favorite holiday-themed blog posts from the past. I want to post some new ones, too, so let me first post this item synopsizing items from the past complete with links if you want to read the entire article.

THE TOP FOUR FORGOTTEN CONFLICTS IN U.S. HISTORY – A brief look at 1781-1782, the neglected final year of fighting in the Revolutionary War, plus takes on the Mexican War (1846-1848), the Nicaragua Conflict (1926-1928) and the Philippine War (1899-1902). Click HERE.

AMERICA’S NAVAL WAR WITH FRANCE (1798-1801) – Often called a “Quasi-War” because of how few land battles there were and because no formal declaration of war was made, this conflict featured a lot of fascinating action on the high seas. The men who died fighting in it deserve to be remembered just as much as those who died in more high-profile wars. PART ONEPART TWO.

TWENTY COLD WAR ATTACKS ON AIRCRAFT – Throughout the Cold War, soldiers, sailors and pilots faced danger and even death in multiple clashes which were downplayed at the time to avoid an escalation of hostilities. Click HERE.

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Oneida Nation’s First Allies Unit

TOP FOUR FORGOTTEN UNITS IN AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY – A look at Doniphan’s Thousand from the Mexican War, the Oneida Nation’s First Allies Unit from the Revolutionary War, the Yankee Samurai Unit from World War Two and the country’s very first racially integrated army unit, the First Rhode Island Regiment in the Revolutionary War. Click HERE.

THE TEXAS NAVY – A very neglected aspect of the Texas War of Independence from Mexico. Click HERE. Continue reading

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