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SOME MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERS FROM THE PHILIPPINE WAR (1899-1902)

Medal of HonorMemorial Day Weekend is just a week away.

In keeping with my blog’s theme of addressing items that slip through the cultural cracks I’m showcasing a few of the Congressional Medal of Honor winners from the neglected war fought in the Philippines from 1899 to 1902.

Hiram BearssHIRAM BEARSS (Correct spelling) – This Captain won the Medal for his actions on November 17th,1901 during a battle at the confluence of the Sohotan and Cadacan Rivers in Samar. Bearss led his men in a surprise attack on the enemy positions in the fortified cliffs. Relying mostly on bamboo ladders the Captain and his troops drove their opposition from their entrenched positions, literally “charging uphill” against enemy fire.

They also had to contend with the countless booby-traps lining the hills, many of which had been in place since the Spanish- American War of 1898. Those deadly traps took the form of pits, poison- tipped spears, trip-sprung vine nets loaded down with literally tons of stones and many others. The opposition in the caves honeymooning the cliffs needed rooting out as well with various forms of death lurking around every twist and turn in the caverns.

Following that Bearss and his men kept up their advance, seizing gunpowder and arms in addition to food and other supplies before driving the enemy forces out of their secondary positions in the cliffs. The U.S. forces had never penetrated so far before. Bearss went on to serve in World War One.

FRANK L ANDERS – Corporal Anders served in the storied unit remembered as Young’s Scouts. He was decorated for actions taken on May 13th, 1899 in Luzon. The Corporal and ten other Americans stormed 300 – yes – THREE HUNDRED – of the enemy and, in a case of truth REALLY being stranger than fiction, they attacked so ferociously they drove their hundreds of foemen into retreat. Continue reading

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NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED ON THE POMPOSITY OF THE AMERICAN LEFT’S TRUMP-HATERS

Obama pen and phoneHere’s another blog post where I take a break from pointing out how the American Left’s unbearable pomposity and snobbery have driven away so many of us who used to consider ourselves part of it. This time my points are being made in a New York Times Op-Ed by Gerard Alexander, a professor of political science at the University of Virginia. 

He uses the out of date term Liberals to describe them. If anything they are Illiberals and Left-Wing Archie Bunkers. The link is below, but first some excerpts:

“(Left-Wing Archie Bunkers) are not as smart, or as persuasive, as they think.”

“Liberals dominate the entertainment industry, many of the most influential news sources and America’s universities. … But this makes liberals feel more powerful than they are.”

“In fact, liberals may be more effective at causing resentment than in getting people to come their way.”

“Liberals are trapped in a self-reinforcing cycle. When they use their positions in American culture to lecture, judge and disdain, they push more people into an opposing coalition that liberals are increasingly prone to think of as deplorable. That only validates their own worst prejudices about the other America.” Continue reading

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SOME RECENT POLITICAL CARTOONS

mascot new look donkey and elephant headsHere’s a look at two of the most recent. For newbies, I had been a Democrat for much of my life until Obama’s disastrous and damaging presidency helped motivate me to become an Independent Voter. His callous, clueless, comfortable and uncaring supporters helped, too. I distrust both the Democrats and the Republicans. Trump is a de facto Third Party President.  

Trumping Obama's legacy***

Obama legacy on side of road.

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ANOTHER “INTERNATIONAL EVERYBODY DRAW MUHAMMAD DAY” IS COMING UP!

Muhammad, the insane child rapist who founded Islam. May 20th will mark another celebration of International Everybody Draw Muhammad Day! The woman who founded it – Molly Norris – has been in hiding for years because of the Muslim fanatics trying to kill her. But hey, cowardly comedians continue to act like they’re “cutting edge” for going after Christians.

I’m an atheist and there’s no denying that if I wrote something about Jesus having sex with farm animals and corpses that would NO LONGER be daring. Christians have become the cultural “safe targets” so only the most gutless of hypocrites still think they’re being courageous by taking them on and watching them howl.

The truly untamed beast in the world’s religions is the superstitious savagery called Islam. Muslim fascists kill people simply for drawing pictures they don’t like. In the past there were plenty of depictions of Muhammad in Western art because non-Muslims sure as hell shouldn’t be bound by the rules of a religion they don’t belong to. Only recently has there been an obsession with making it taboo to draw the insane, blood-soaked child rapist who founded Islam. I can’t draw so I’m limited to showing the drawings of others.

Those of us taking on Islam are fully aware that if the Muslim fanatics who threaten us DO succeed in killing us the world is full of cowards who will claim our deaths are our own fault. We don’t care. I don’t follow ANY religion and I will not live according to the rules of the most homophobic, misogynistic and otherwise intolerant religion in the world right now. 

If you disagree with the spirit of this cartoon you're clearly too weak-minded to handle freedom of expression.

If you disagree with the spirit of this cartoon you’re clearly too weak-minded to handle freedom of expression.

WE ARE NEVER GOING TO STOP WITH THE PICTURES OF MUHAMMAD. Well, at least people with a backbone won’t. The weak and the cowardly will happily pretend they’re being “culturally sensitive” by shying away from Muhammad pictures. Then they’ll make a few Jesus jokes to pretend they ARE NOT afraid of religious fanatics. 

This man put it best:

“Once they started killing people for drawing Mohammed it became necessary for everyone to draw Mohammed – to show that there are too many to kill, and thus to teach Islam that, whatever its own proscriptions, they do not and will never apply to non-believers. Once you make drawing Mohammed a capital crime, it is necessary to make drawing Mohammed so universal that it’s no crime at all. If you claim the right to kill because you’re offended, then it is necessary to offend you all the time – until you accept the messy norms of pluralistic societies.”   Continue reading

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TRUMP EFFECT: ELEVEN-YEAR HIGH PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS SAY THINGS ARE GOING WELL PLUS MORE …

Kanye Democrat PlantationBalladeer’s Blog has long emphasized the need for Third Parties in America since the Democrats and Republicans are just rival gangs of white collar criminals.

De facto Third Party President Donald Trump isn’t really a Republican – Republicans themselves often remind all of us of that – he just commandeered their political party apparatus.

Trump triELEVEN YEAR HIGH PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY THINGS ARE GOING WELL – CNN’s own polling is telling us this – which means the figure is probably even higher than the 59% they quoted. At any rate , I always make it clear that after the 2016 election I don’t trust polls and surveys done by the corporate media but Trump-hating fascists eat, sleep and breathe by such polls and surveys so I periodically have fun mentioning results like this.

It’s always hilarious to watch those people IMMEDIATELY go from pretending polls are sacred indicators to pretending they aren’t at all accurate if there’s a result they don’t like.  

Obama clown

THIS BUFFOON IS LIVING PROOF WHY WE NEED THIRD PARTIES.

TEARS OF A CLOWN – The weak, inept and crooked little man named Barack Obama was sniveling and whining about President Trump – make that de facto Third Party President Donald Trump – trashing Barry’s pathetically one-sided Iran Deal.

I guess Barry’s worried that this jeopardizes his name as the Father of the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program.

Eric SchneidermanSAMANTHA BEE STUPID – The relentlessly unfunny Samantha Bee looked like an even bigger fool than she usually does recently after New York’s Democrat Attorney General Eric Schneiderman – whom she praised and groveled for in an interview – had to resign amid #METOO accusations of brutal VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. At least FOUR accusers have come forward.

Schneiderman’s reps have been saying his explanation is that the violence was all consensual BDSM “games” in which he would abuse the women – and in the case of a woman of color among the accusers – allegedly made her call him “Master.” 

AGAIN, DEMOCRATS ARE ALWAYS LECTURING THE REST OF US ABOUT ATTITUDES TOWARD WOMEN AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN BUT IT TURNS OUT TO BE AS HYPOCRITICAL AS IF PRIESTS LECTURED THE REST OF US ABOUT NOT MOLESTING LITTLE BOYS. 

AND NEEDLESS TO SAY, AT LEAST ONE OF THE ACCUSERS MENTIONED HOW OTHER DEMOCRAT FEMALES PRESSURED HER NOT TO COME FORWARD JUST BECAUSE SCHNEIDERMAN WAS A DEMOCRAT! WHAT A BUNCH OF “HANDMAIDS.” “IS THIS WHAT FEMINISM LOOKS LIKE?” 

Y’know, Samantha, when your only criteria for hero-worship is that the figure you bow down to criticizes Trump (Bee even called Schneiderman a “superhero”) you’re always going to be vulnerable to the kind of humiliation this incident brings down on you.

Lloyd Marcus newLLOYD MARCUS: DESPITE THE MEDIA, TRUMP PULLING DOWN WINS FOR WE THE PEOPLE – As I always mention, Lloyd is religious and I’m a non-believer.

But aside from his religious remarks I find his take on Trump’s triumphs very interesting. Among many other items he mentions Kanye West being the latest African-American to break away from the Democrat Plantation.

CLICK HERE  Continue reading

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TRUMP CARDS: MAY 8th

mascot new look donkey and elephant headsIt’s no secret that I consider President Trump to be America’s first de facto Third Party President, nor that I consider him to be the new Franklin Roosevelt AND the new JFK. He has accomplished a great deal for the working class and the poor and I’m not going to ignore all that just because the violent fascists and moronic conformists who hate him whine about him 24/7. These are historic times kicked off when Trump shattered the glass ceiling in November of 2016.

JUDGE ELLIS – Judge Ellis has excellently pointed out how out of line and ridiculously crooked Mueller’s absurd “investigation” is. (Most Trump-haters won’t even know who Judge Ellis is since the only thing they know about our political system is that Trump is the president. They’re in over their heads beyond that.)

(And by the way, for you Trump-hating morons who like to sound so butch I’ll advise you right now I’m NOT a conservative, which means I won’t let you get away with lies and misrepresentations like they do and I won’t be the least bit intimidated by what you imbeciles apparently think is blistering language. Okay? Or as you bitchy little boys like to say “M’kay?”)  

The link to the whole piece is below, but first some excerpts per Reuters: 

“I don’t see what relationship this indictment has with anything the special counsel is authorized to investigate,” U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in the Eastern District of Virginia said.

Mueller Witch HuntAt a tense hearing at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia, the judge said Mueller should not have “unfettered power” in his Russia probe and that the charges against Manafort did not arise from the investigation into Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. 

“It’s unlikely you’re going to persuade me the special counsel has unfettered power to do whatever he wants[.]” … “Our investigative scope does cover the activity in the indictment,” Dreeben [the Department’s deputy solicitor general] told the judge.

“Cover bank fraud in 2005 and 2007?  Tell me how!” Ellis retorted. …

During the oral arguments, Ellis repeatedly chided Mueller’s $10 million budget.

Trumping KimHe also asked whether Rosenstein, who oversees the probe and is considered an important witness into whether Trump tried to obstruct justice, is recused from the case.

And he repeatedly claimed that the indictment appeared to serve as a way for Mueller to “assert leverage” over Manafort. …

Rosenstein’s May 2017 order laying out the scope of the probe, [Dreeben] told the judge, did not reveal all the details because they involve sensitive national security and counterintelligence matters that could not be divulged publicly, but were conveyed to Mueller.

Ellis balked, saying Dreeben’s answer essentially means the Justice Department was “not really telling the truth[.]” …

[Ellis] directed Mueller’s office to take two weeks to consult with U.S. intelligence agencies to see if they will sign off so that he can personally review a sealed, unredacted version of the memo.

Dreeben told him the redacted portions did not pertain to the Manafort case.

“I’ll be the judge,” Ellis said.  

James Woods, actor, tweeted: “I can’t in my lifetime remember when a case of this import featured a judge calling the prosecutor a liar from the bench. This is a landmark moment.” Continue reading

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FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: MAY 7th

Education or indoctrination gifAnother look at the make-believe “educators” (LMAO) who have reduced colleges and universities to faith-based institutions that are as irrational as any religious “schools.”

These institutions are no longer interested in intellectual rigor but are instead dedicated to ramming simple-minded notions of “right” and “wrong” down the throats of students. 

What to do with religious narrow-mindedness that doesn’t announce itself as such – as with backward-thinking, ridiculous houses of worship – but instead masquerades as “social consciousness” or “being woke.” Alleged teachers are now really just clergy, or seem to consider themselves to be Missionaries for the Democrats.

The close-minded zealots who claim that “teaching is a political act” (LMAO) are the kind of people who often organize and carry out those “Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons” where they change entries to match their own personal political prejudices. Better to use alternate sites like INFOGALACTIC.COM, where political operatives don’t get to edit articles on a whim. 

“WHY I QUIT TEACHING” by David Solway. Solway nicely deals with the way that bloated administrative staffs have destroyed intellectual inquiry and operate more like punitive boards. For the piece click HERE 

“THE CLOWN QUARTER NOW HAS AN ENGINEERING DIVISION” – A terrific look at how the simple-minded notions of morality that destroyed the humanities are branching into topics like engineering. This article quotes alleged “educators” (LMAO) who teach that requiring correct math results in engineering courses is “racist.” Click HERE

“THE SURREAL WORLD OF TEACHING” – The title says it all. Click HERE Continue reading

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