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DEMOCRAT ATROCITY ROUNDUP: APRIL 22nd

From a country starving for Third Parties, here’s a look at Joe Biden’s hate-filled, fascist ways of spreading hatred and division. Plus some notes regarding resistance to Democrat Party hatemongering. Meanwhile, BIDEN CONTINUES TO HAVE RECORD NUMBERS OF KIDS IN CAGES.

Tiny hands Joe Biden

Corrupt, senile, tiny-handed Joe Biden

NOTED RACIST JOE BIDEN CALLS MASTERS CHAMP A “JAPANESE BOY”.

THE BIDEN REGIME’S “HELLISH” CONCENTRATION CAMPS AT THE BORDER CALLED OUT.

FAUCI ADMITS BIDEN NOT FOLLOWING HIS OWN COVID POLICY AT THE BORDER. How many covid carriers have the Democrats exposed the nation to?

AND YET ANOTHER JOE BIDEN DEMOCRAT ALLY ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A STAFFER. Biden himself is an accused rapist and noted groper.

AUSTRALIA PRAISES THE VINDICATED JOURNALISTS WHO BROKE THE HUNTER BIDEN SCANDALS.

LAWSUITS HEROICALLY UNLEASHED ON THE FASCIST BIDEN REGIME.

THE DEMOCRATS OF THE NBA THRIVE ON ENDORSEMENTS FOR CHINESE COMPANIES USING SLAVE LABOR. Yet they presume to lecture the rest of the country.

HOW MANY LIES? BIDEN REGIME CAUGHT IN YET ANOTHER LIE TO THE MEDIA

MORE ABOUT THE NBA’s DEMOCRATS AND THEIR TIES TO CHINA’S SLAVERS.

NBA DEMOCRATS ARE OKAY WITH SLAVERY IN CHINA. “Silence is consent”.

COURAGEOUS PEOPLE OF COLOR DENOUNCE BIDEN FOR LYING ABOUT THE GEORGIA LAW TO PREVENT VOTE FRAUD. The Democrats still love vote fraud apparently.

DEMOCRAT “REPORTERS” CALLED OUT FOR DOING PUFF PIECES FOR SLAVER CHINESE GOVERNMENT IN EXCHANGE FOR PAMPERED TRIPS AROUND THE COUNTRY. Names are named.

RASMUSSEN POLL: MAJORITY OF VOTERS BELIEVE CHEATING AFFECTED THE 2020 ELECTION.

THE DEMOCRATS OF ANTIFA SHOOT GUNS FROM THEIR CARS AND CONTINUE TO BURN BUILDINGS Continue reading

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TRUMP VINDICATED AGAIN AS ANOTHER FALSE MEDIA STORY IS EXPOSED

democrat republican or awakeHere at Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog I can certainly understand hostile feelings toward given presidents. Regular readers know how much I despise George W Bush and Barack Obama, but I also pointed out when I thought negative stories about them were absurdly over the top. With de facto Third Party President Donald Trump it’s like the media did nothing BUT absurdly over the top stories about him that fell apart under the most casual scrutiny. This most recent example involves the lie about Russia and bounties (links below) which turned out to be as untrue as all of the “Russian collusion” nonsense. 

sharyl attkisson picNon-partisan journalist Sharyl Attkisson, the Ida Tarbell of the 21st Century, has catalogued well over ONE HUNDRED negative Trump stories which were proven to be false, yet still get repeated by unstable anti-Trump loons as if they were true. 

Recently, even more news stories have surfaced regarding JUDGES RULING THAT DEMOCRATS VIOLATED ELECTION LAWS BY COUNTING MAIL-IN BALLOTS WHICH ARRIVED AFTER ELECTION DAY WITH NO POSTMARK or by Democrat governors making unilateral changes to election law in their state – changes which by law MUST be done by the state’s legislature. Obviously, nobody can go back and exclude all those ballots at this late date since most evidence has not been preserved. That’s because of Democrats and their media outlets insisting over and over that Trump was “lying” when he pointed out the widespread 2020 vote fraud, and pretending the fraud stories had been “debunked” or “discredited” even though various cases were – and are – still working their way through the system.

mascot donkey and republican headsNow come revelations about the utter falsehood of last year’s media hit pieces claiming that Putin was offering bounties to Taliban troops in Afghanistan, and that Trump was aware of it and did nothing. Now the media – and America’s forever-vile “intelligence community” – have walked back those ridiculous claims. THE BOUNTY OFFERS NEVER HAPPENED, so there was nothing for Trump to know, but hey, they got to damage Trump close to the election by implying he answered to Putin and was letting him offer bounties on U.S. troops.

One of the reasons I USED TO BE a Democrat was because Democrats used to openly criticize the dishonesty and vile behavior of America’s rightfully despised intelligence community, but in recent years the Democrats have sold out and are fine with repulsive behavior from the intelligence services if the behavior benefits their political party.

Just like the media claimed Trump was lying about the Biden Family scandals, especially involving Hunter Biden, only to recently backtrack and admit that they were wrong. Big Tech even censored remarks by Trump and/or his supporters last year calling attention to those scandals on the grounds that it was supposed “election misinformation.”

corporate mediaBack to the Russian Bounty lies – here’s an excerpt from a terrific article (link below) about that miscarriage of intelligence work and “journalism.” FAKE NEWS is an accurate description of what America’s corporate media inflicts on the public.

“If the Russia Bounty Hoax is not the final straw for those who still rely on the corporate media for news, you obviously enjoy being lied to and misinformed. This is how it works: In an effort to meddle in a presidential election, some lying, anonymous Deep Stater leaks deliberate misinformation to the far-left New York Times. The Times uncritically publishes what it knows is disinformation. The rest of the corporate media spend days spreading what they know is a lie. The target of the lie, in this case President Trump, denies the story. The corporate media fact checkers declare him a liar with the full boat of four Pinocchios.” 

“And then…

Long after it no longer matters…

The fake media tell the truth — that it was all a lie.”

“Back in July, the left-wing propagandists at the Times published this pile of obvious horseshit: “Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Soldiers” (I don’t link fake news). The goal of this attack on Trump was the claim he knew about it and did nothing. The obvious narrative is that Trump cares more about Putin than our troops.

corporate media lies“At the time the Russia Bounty story was an obvious and blatant lie, an unconfirmed report, a manufactured narrative to undermine one of Trump’s many presidential strengths — in this case, his affection for the U.S. military and his string of foreign policy success at making the world a safer and more peaceful place.

Again and again and again, this is how the corporate media use fake news … They find or invent a source to tell them a lie they are desperate to report, then the rest of the scumbags — the entire institution of the corporate media — coordinates to go hog-wild with it so the lie consumes the news for days and weeks. Then the Democrats go hog-wild with it. Then, when the target of lies denies the lie, the fraudulent fact checkers go to work.” 

FOR THE REST OF THE ARTICLE AND LINKS TO OTHER NEWS ITEMS ABOUT THE RUSSIAN BOUNTIES LIE Continue reading

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FOOL KILLER FIFTY-FIVE: APRIL 1912

Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the many facets of Fool Killer lore. FOR PART ONE, INCLUDING THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT IN THE 1850s, CLICK HERE  

Fool Killer with staff and Bowie knifePART FIFTY-FIVE – Here is a look at some of the Fool Killer’s targets in the April of 1912 edition of James Larkin Pearson’s version of the character:

*** The Steel Trust – Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, John Rockefeller and other “Big Ikes of the Steel Trust”, as Pearson and his Fool Killer called them. The bloated rich pigs were in the news again because – just like today’s corporate rich pigs at Google, Facebook, Twitter and others they were being called out on their prejudiced behavior and their contempt for the notion that Congress or the Stanley Committee or anyone else could hold them accountable.

              They had recently boasted that they were above nations because without their steel the U.S. and some other countries could not wage war or engage in engineering & construction projects or build cargo ships, railroads, etc. Whistleblowers at the steel companies had recently made public statements about the ways the Steel Trust collaborated to control steel prices, EXCLUDE COMPETITION and undertake other acts in violation of Anti-Trust laws at what they called “Gary Dinners.” Testimony from 55 figures had already been heard.

              Another way they were just as disgusting as today’s Big Tech/ Technofascists was the way that untold numbers of SUBPOENAED DOCUMENTS HAD BEEN DESTROYED BY THE CORPORATIONS INVOLVED (like privileged white one-percenter Hillary Clinton flagrantly destroyed so much of the evidence against her). Those documents allegedly contained proof that Steel Trust figures had not only violated the law but had committed perjury in their courtroom testimony. Corporate fascists like Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and others seem to slither the same way no matter the time period.

Fool Killer Red*** Judges and other high officials who betrayed their public trusts. He favored the recall process for judges as well as others. 

*** Tobacco companies plus tobacco users like smokers and snuff-chewers. Continue reading

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DEMOCRAT ATROCITY ROUNDUP: APRIL 9th

democrat republican or awakeHere at Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog I always follow plenty of Democrat and Republican media outlets, so that’s why I’m able to point out the damage done by both parties. This is in stark contrast to close-minded people who only follow media outlets which pander to their political prejudices. Supporters of the corrupt, addle-minded Joe Biden like to pretend that everything is wonderful now and that the country is “tranquil” and “united” (LMAO). Uh, NO, Biden fascists, just because your biased news outlets don’t cover Joe’s disasters and his divisive, hate-filled policies does not mean that everything is okay.

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BIDEN ADMINISTRATION COVERING UP THE STORY ABOUT YEMENIS ON THE TERRORIST WATCH LIST BEING APPREHENDED AT AMERICA’S FOREVER-UNSECURED SOUTHERN BORDER.

DEMOCRATS AT UVA CONTINUE THEIR VIOLATIONS OF STUDENTS’ CIVIL RIGHTS.

LAW ENFORCEMENT BLASTS BIDEN’S HORRIFIC BORDER CATASTROPHE

BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY LEO TERRELL SHOWS HOW EASY IT IS TO GET A VOTER I.D. It’s like Democrats only oppose voter i.d. because they don’t want their Vote Fraud scams to stop.

DEMOCRATS STILL TRYING TO OBSTRUCT ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS INTO 2020 MAIL-IN VOTE FRAUD AND OTHER IRREGULARITIES. It’s no secret that the 2020 election was as crooked as the 1876 and 2000 elections.

TEXAS AND LOUISIANA SUE BIDEN OVER HIS INHUMANE BORDER CATASTROPHE.

EVEN MORE ABOUT ELECTION FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS.

VICTIMS OF THE BIDEN-MEXICAN CARTEL ALLIANCE.

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Tiny handed Joe Biden

AND ANOTHER DEMOCRAT MAYOR LEAVES THEIR POLITICAL PARTY OVER THEIR FASCISM.

RASMUSSEN POLL: VOTERS REALIZE MOST REPORTERS SLANT NEWS TO HELP BIDEN.

AUSTRALIA CLOBBERS DEMOCRAT MEDIA OUTLETS FOR HAVING BURIED BIDEN SCANDALS UNTIL NOW. Remember, when Democrat media outlets claim a news story has been “debunked” or “discredited” it NEVER is. Continue reading

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FOOL KILLER FIFTY-FOUR: MARCH 1912

Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the many facets of Fool Killer lore. FOR PART ONE, INCLUDING THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT IN THE 1850s, CLICK HERE  

Fool Killer wardrobePART FIFTY-FOUR – There was no February issue of James Larkin Pearson’s version of The Fool-Killer in 1912, so we resume with the March issue, put together with Pearson’s new printing machinery. The Fool Killer’s targets this time around included:

*** Lawyers and politicians who felt constrained by legal precedents. Pearson and his Fool Killer called for dismantling the current system and starting fresh. Yet, once again, we will see below that he also had astonishingly regressive attitudes. The contradictions are part of the fascination. 

*** North Carolina politicians and law enforcement personnel who, despite the state having Prohibition, secretly indulged in drinking alcohol and/or turned a blind eye to speakeasies and bootlegging. NOTE: Prohibition was not a nationwide policy yet. “Dry” states forbade the sell of booze while “Wet” states still had legal drinking.

*** People who chewed tobacco. Pearson had a big thing against chewers and smokers.

*** Lawyers and the legal system, which he wanted overhauled. 

*** Meat packers and meat retailers, who were blaming each other for the inflated prices of meat products. Continue reading

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AMERICA’S MEDIA: EVEN LOWER THAN CAREER POLITICIANS?

mascot donkey and republican headsIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog notes once again that the people who work in America’s media outlets may be the only life-forms who are even lower than our career politicians. We just saw the Democrats at NPR finally admit they misled the public into thinking the scandals against Hunter Biden had been “discredited by U.S. Intelligence.” It was necessary for Democrat media outlets to make such claims because the Biden Family scandals were threatening the Biden campaign, but now that it is safe, they will admit to their claims being false.

This has been the pattern for years now, so bear that in mind the next time Democrat media outlets tell you that something has been “discredited” or “debunked.”

For overseas readers I’ll explain that before the 2020 election the news about Hunter’s laptop and other scandals would have worked AGAINST Democrat political strategy. With Biden installed in the White House it no longer poses a threat to Democrat strategy because if Joe Biden resigns over his many, many scandals or because of his senility, then Kamala Harris will simply take his place, since she’s the Vice President.

Also in the news recently was last week’s attack on the Capitol which killed a policeman and injured others. The Democrats in the media recklessly insisted it had to be a “white supremacist” following up on the supposed “insurrection” that conspiracy kooks pretend happened on January 6th. Though it was eventually established that the attacker was really Noah Green, a black man who supported Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam, no doubt many people still think the initial media takes were accurate. That also accommodates Democrat political strategy. Continue reading

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THE LAST DAYS OF PATTON (1986): MOVIE REVIEW

Last days of pattonTHE LAST DAYS OF PATTON (1986) – George C Scott SINGS! Yes, an ENTIRE SONG while camping it up like he’s in a vaudeville revue! Blood and Guts Song and dance man George S Patton belches belts out Lilly From Picadilly in a WTF moment from this otherwise reasonable made-for-tv movie which SHOULD have been titled AfterP*A*T*T*O*N.

Nearly two decades after George C Scott played Patton on the big screen he returned to the role to depict the final days of the controversial military icon. The above-referenced strange interlude in which the General sang on-stage was a mere aberration but you just knew that as weird as I am I would start out my review with it.  

The Scottsploitation angle is the best thing The Last Days of Patton has going for it, because without the novelty appeal of the charismatic actor in the lead role this telefilm would be hopelessly soap-operatic. We’re told the General had an affair with a younger woman but his stoic wife (Eva Marie Saint) tolerated it even though she did not approve. We also get lots of medical drama after Patton is paralyzed following a car accident in Germany the day before he was to leave for America.  

Last Days of Patton 2Roughly half of the movie is spent with the great George C Scott in a hospital bed, like we’re watching Whose Life Is It Anyway, Ya Pusillanimous Sons of Bitches? Scott is always watchable, and really shines here, but the other actors have no room. With such a gigantic figure – real-life Elmer Fudd voice aside – it may have been like that in reality, too. Sharing any stage with the likes of George S Patton must have been suffocating for one’s own ego.  Continue reading

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JOE BIDEN: EVEN WORSE THAN ANTICIPATED

Joe Biden doofusIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes another look at Joe Biden’s corruption, incompetence, senility and hatred of the working class & the poor. Will he be even worse than America’s last “selected and not elected” president, the execrable George W Bush? Who knows?

ACCUSED RAPIST JOE BIDEN ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR RAPES, HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND OTHER ABUSES AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER.

HATEMONGER JOE BIDEN CALLED OUT FOR EVEN MORE RACIST COMMENTS. Why does Joe hate non-whites so much?

EVEN MORE ABOUT JOE BIDEN’S RACIST HATEMONGERING.

COURAGEOUS DEMOCRAT BLOWS THE LID OPEN ON JOE BIDEN’S KIDS IN CAGES COVERUP

OVERWHELMED JOE BIDEN ONCE AGAIN PROVES HE IS UNFIT FOR OFFICE BY HIS PANICKED CRYING ABOUT “IMPENDING DOOM” FROM COVID. Democrat media outlets refuse to hold Joe to the standards they’ve held others to when it comes to his failures.

EVEN THE DEMOCRATS AT THE WASHINGTON POST POINT OUT JOE  BIDEN IS LYING ABOUT GEORGIA’S ATTEMPT TO PREVENT SOMEONE LIKE HIM FROM USING VOTE FRAUD IN THE FUTURE. And when even the Post calls out a Democrat in office you know the lies are indefensible.

JOE BIDEN IMITATES HIS TYRANNICAL CHINESE OWNERS WITH HIS WAR ON THE MEDIA AT OUR SOUTHERN BORDER.  

CAREER CRIMINAL JOE BIDEN STILL OKAY WITH FELLOW DEMOCRAT ANDREW CUOMO PRIORITIZING HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR COVID TREATMENT. Senile Joe BidenSilence is consent, Democrats tell us.

FASCIST JOE BIDEN CONTINUES HIS INHUMANE ACTIONS.

FORMER CLINTON ADVISOR JOINS THE CALLS TO IMPEACH JOE BIDEN.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION THUGS STILL TRYING TO COVER UP HIS KIDS IN CAGES AT THE BORDER.

JOE BIDEN’S DAILY SCHEDULE CONFIRMS HOW PATHETIC HE IS.

DEMOCRATS AT YOUTUBE REMOVE THE “DISLIKE” FEATURE FROM BIDEN WH VIDEOS TO SPARE THE BUFFOON EVEN MORE HUMILIATION FROM HOW RATIOED HE KEPT GETTING. Continue reading

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FOOL KILLER FIFTY-THREE: JANUARY 1912

Fool Killer grayBalladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the many facets of Fool Killer lore. FOR PART ONE, INCLUDING THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT IN THE 1850s, CLICK HERE

PART FIFTY-THREE – Some of the targets from the January of 1912 edition of James Larkin Pearson’s version of The Fool-Killer:

*** With Christmas just past, the Fool Killer targeted community Christmas events which distributed toys to the children of well-to-do “pillars of the community” families while shutting out poor and needy children.

*** The way too many charitable events wound up being so extravagant that very little was left over for the poor. He cited a particular North Carolina event which, when expenses were paid, only $10.00 was left for the needy.

los angeles times bombing*** J.B. McNamara and J.J. McNamara, who had pleaded guilty in December 1911 to the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building on October 1st of 1910. Clarence Darrow, the famed defense attorney, represented the men but was blamed for mishandling the situation. 

              Pearson and his Fool Killer also bashed the witch hunt that this case unleashed on organized labor since the McNamaras were tied to the Iron Workers Union strike in Los Angeles.

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GARRISON TALES FROM TONQUIN (1895): DECADES AHEAD OF ITS TIME

Garrison Tales From TonquinGARRISON TALES FROM TONQUIN (Tonkin): AN AMERICAN’S STORIES OF THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION IN VIETNAM IN THE 1890s (1895) – Written by James O’Neill. Seven years ago here at Balladeer’s Blog I examined Washington Irving’s 1809 work The Men of the Moon. I wrote about it because of the way it used an extraterrestrial invasion of the Earth as an allegory for colonialism several decades before H.G. Wells would do so in War of the Worlds. Also because it was written at a time when it was not yet fashionable to be thinking along such lines. In 1809 those sentiments were daring, not de rigueur like they would be today.

terence hill march or dieIn a similar spirit, I am now examining Garrison Tales From Tonquin, published in 1895 and written by American James O’Neill, who had served in the French Foreign Legion during the 1880s and early 1890s. Just as Washington Irving was ahead of his time with his sentiments in The Men of the Moon, James O’Neill was ahead of his time in regard to his observations on the French occupation of Vietnam during and after the Sino-French War. Readers in 1895 who were expecting Kipling would have found O’Neill to be virtually his polar opposite.

Garrison Tales From Tonquin 1890s copyI found it staggering to read 1890s accounts written by an American fighting man in Vietnam reflecting on the ugliness and ultimate futility of the military situation. So much of O’Neill’s fictionalized accounts of his real-life experiences in Vietnam read like something from an author in the late 1960s or later using such a tableau as an allegory for America’s involvement in Indochina.     

Though O’Neill’s writing makes it clear that he is expressing anti-colonialist sentiments, the stories are thankfully free of sanctimonious moralizing. The first-person narrative from his central figure in some ways anticipates hard-boiled detectives and Film Noir. The narrator has found himself in a situation filled with violence, moral ambiguity and constant danger. He no longer has any romantic notions about his own role, he’s just trying to survive.

(To underline that remark about just trying to survive let me point out that O’Neill arrived in Vietnam with just over 300 fellow Legionnaires in his unit. Only 27 of them would return.)

Sadly, James O’Neill was a victim of cosmically bad timing. When this book came out in 1895 it only sold 104 copies. If it had instead been published in 1898 or 1899, amid the Spanish-American War and the heated domestic debates about whether or not the U.S. should establish dominion over the former Spanish colony of the Philippines, it might have been a latter-day Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It may have even tipped the scales AGAINST annexing the Philippines, so close was the political outcome. There was so much public sentiment against “imperialism” that the Senate vote wound up tied, with Vice President Hobart having to cast the deciding vote in favor of acquiring the Philippines. Continue reading

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