HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JAMES JOYCE! His works got me hooked in my teens when I really related to his character Stephen Dedalus as he rejected his religion and indulged what I call his “young and pretentious side” in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916). I wore out my copy of Joyce’s novel Ulysses (1922) and continue to mark Bloom’s Day to this very day.
Over the years Finnegans Wake (1939) replaced Ulysses as my favorite Joyce novel and I’m fonder than many people are of his play Exiles (1918). Continue reading
Independent 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.
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.
BIDEN 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
Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes another look at current events here in Joe Biden’s corporate fascist kleptocracy.
BIDEN’S DISASTROUS HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS GOES BACK EVEN FURTHER THAN FIRST THOUGHT. More HERE. Even Obama’s former ethics chief blasts Biden over this latest scandal.
AND STILL MORE BREAKDOWNS ON WHY BIDEN’S CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS SCANDAL IS THE WORST FOR ANY PRESIDENT TO DATE. Not least because Joe’s Underboss Hunter Biden also had access to some of the locales where Crooked Joe left his long, long trail of classified docs. More HERE.
BIDEN LOSES HIS TEMPER AGAIN WHEN BEING ASKED TOUGH QUESTIONS BY REPORTER. When Biden’s predecessor did such things it was hyped for weeks as “a war on journalism” and a lack of “presidential temperament.” More weirdness with Biden and reporters HERE.
PLURALITY OF YOUNG U.S. VOTERS ARE REGISTERING AS INDEPENDENTS. Obviously, that makes me happy, since I despise both the Democrats and the Republicans.
BIDEN REGIME UNABLE TO PRODUCE VISITORS’ LOGS FOR THE SITES WHERE CROOKED JOE LEFT CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS LYING AROUND. This is like when career criminal Hillary Clinton claimed to have conveniently “lost” the visitors’ logs from when she was Secretary of State. Logs which could have been used to match up her visitors to “donations” (LMAO) to her corrupt Clinton Foundation. As in a “pay for play” scam. Continue reading
ARIZONA’S RED GHOST – From 1883 to 1893 Arizona was the home to multiple sightings of a monstrous four-legged creature with red fur ridden by a skeletal man or ghost. Unlike most legends that center around ghosts or cryptids, this one ends with physical remains and a rational explanation grounded in history.
Let’s start with the first documented encounter with the Red Ghost aka Fantasia Colorado in the spring of 1883. Near Eagle’s Ridge, AZ a pair of men left their ranch house to check on their cattle. Their wives and children were together in one house for safety while they were gone.
One of the wives went out to get water from a nearby spring and soon a blood-curdling scream was heard as well as sounds of physical violence. The second wife looked out a window and saw “a huge, reddish colored beast” ridden by “a devilish looking creature.” She ran outside and found the first wife’s body dead, trampled nearly flat and surrounded by several prints left by what seemed to be cloven hooves.
When the two husbands returned, they saw the woman’s remains and followed the tracks until they petered out, finding red fur in bushes and tree branches along the path of whatever had killed the unfortunate wife. The Mohave County Miner newspaper stated that the coroner’s report found that the death had happened by “some manner unknown”.
Mere days later, the beast and its ghastly rider were responsible for rampaging through a miner’s camp late one night. Once again, odd footprints that were too large for a horse and tufts of red fur were left behind. Already, the human tendency toward embellishment was creeping in, as the miners claimed the Red Ghost was thirty feet tall. Continue reading
For this holiday weekend here are nineteen Martin Luther King People of Courage in this seasonal favorite. Their bravery and fortitude in the face of all the racist hostility and threats they get from Democrats is very inspiring.
LLOYD MARCUS – Balladeer’s Blog has previously showcased items by the courageous Lloyd Marcus. Here he is absolutely nailing it when it comes to the rot and sickness which have driven so many of us away from the Democrats. The link is below, but first some excerpts: Continue reading
Today is January 13th, which also happens to be a Friday. On past instances of Friday the 13th, Balladeer’s Blog has done posts about the 1907 novel Friday the 13th, about the PRE-Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th horror movie, about one of the 50 Shades of Grey movies hitting theaters on Friday the 13th, and about the airing of Friday the 13th Part 3D on an old movie host show in the 1980s.
For today, I’ll take a look at noteworthy events on other January 13ths, most of which were not Fridays, but what the hell?
888 A.D. – Charles the Fat’s successor, Count Odo of Paris assumes the throne as King of West Francia.
1404 – The English Parliament passes the Act of Multipliers, making it illegal for alchemists to use their abilities to transmute lesser substances into precious metals. The outdated and buffoonish Paul Krugman probably believes that such legislation is still necessary.
1605 – The satirical comedy Eastward Ho!, by Ben Jonson and two co-authors, offends England’s King James, who has two of the authors imprisoned. Here in 2023 it is mostly emotional cripples on social media that want people imprisoned or worse for offending them. Continue reading