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MIDNIGHT’S EDGE: THE MOST ACCURATE SITE FOR ENTERTAINMENT COVERAGE

masc graveyard smallerHere at Balladeer’s Blog I’ve long found Midnight’s Edge to be the most accurate site when it comes to entertainment news. I would put Clownfish TV in second place. As for Midnight’s Edge, not only do they carefully label what has already been proven and what is merely word from sources, but over the past few years they have been the only entertainment site I’ve seen that winds up being ACCURATE, especially in the long run, after all the facts have come out.

Best of all, Andre, the boss at Midnight’s Edge, isn’t from the U.S. so he never takes a shrill, partisan approach. He has no dog in our fight. 

You can subscribe to Midnight’s Edge here, but if you want a taste of their style watch the video below:

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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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EIGHT JAMES WOODS MOVIES

James Woods is like a force of nature. When he’s on the screen he virtually blows away most of the people with whom he shares that screen. His staggering versatility also marks him as one of the few true actors in the industry. Here are some of the movies which harnessed Hurricane Woods:

VideodromeVIDEODROME (1983)

Role: Max Renn, cable television entrepreneur

Comment: Sorry to start with such an obvious choice but I’m amazed that there are still people out there who haven’t seen this movie. David Cronenberg’s patented body horror and other surreal visuals needed a thespian who wouldn’t fade into the woodwork among them. Woods as the intense, sleazy Max Renn fit the bill perfectly.

James proved you don’t need to be twitchy and leering to portray a character who is virtually amoral in his pursuit of money, kinky thrills, Deborah Harry … and the ultimate underground broadcast called Videodrome. Anticipating the Deep Web, there was this magnificent film about how – before the internet came along – it was cable television that was considered a doorway to the forbidden and the depraved.

A cable titillation peddler tries to locate and strike a broadcast deal with a seeming Snuff Show called Videodrome. The sinister parties behind the pirate broadcast are the ultimate villains for the time period, and Cronenberg’s treatment of them shows that SUBTLETY can be more effective than hammering your audience over the head. LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH!   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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ASK BALLADEER: CORPORATE FASCISM

mascot donkey and republican headsFor obvious reasons given recent events, overseas readers have been asking me how America has fallen victim to so much Corporate Fascism. As always, I’m humbled by the way some of them point to my contempt for both our major political parties as the reason why they put stock in my opinions on such issues. (And remember, I never maintain that my view is the only one, just that mine is not based on party politics since I despise the career politicians from both parties.) 

Let’s start with the basics – long ago corporate fascists and other bloated rich pigs tended to gravitate toward the Republicans. However, the clueless Republican leadership understands nothing but money, while the Democrats understand power and its use.

Money follows power, so corporate fascists therefore naturally gravitated more and more to the Democrats, who not only get the corporate fascists what they want but manage to make them look civic-minded in the process. Conversely, if rich pigs don’t play ball with the Democrat fascists the Democrats use their media outlets to smear those rich pigs to the point of ruin.

Take the NFL, MLB and NBA for starters. Years ago the national conversation about brain-dead professional athletes was dominated by scandals about the use of performance-enhancing drugs, cheating, law-breaking, fixing and ESPECIALLY violence against women. Mostly domestic abuse and rape. The NFL was also facing endless problems due to the concussion issue and its possible negligence. 

Years down the road, we see that as long as the NFL, MLB, NBA and others are willing to become louder and louder shills for the Democrats’ pet issues of the moment those negatives like domestic abuse don’t get discussed much – if at all – anymore. It’s another way the buffoonish Republican leadership’s failure to keep up with the Democrats in the Media Arms Race leads to defeats in other arenas. Republicans worry about “splitting audience share” while Democrats shrewdly concentrate on saturating the nation with their talking points no matter the cost in mere money. 

At present the NBA in particular is down there with scum like I.G. Farben since the NBA is in bed with the Chinese Concentration Camps and the slave labor used to make NBA merchandise. But the Democrats’ media outlets provide cover for the NBA, NFL and MLB since those leagues are basically Democrat Campaign Organizations now.

Nike and Disney have their own horrific ties to Chinese Concentration Camps and slave labor but the Democrats’ media outlets provide cover for Nike and Disney since they own many Democrats in office. 

Democrat fascismBack to athletics, Corporate Sports don’t just publicize the issues the Democrats want publicized they even advocate for or condemn particular political candidates AND SPECIFIC PIECES OF LEGISLATION now. Democrats who get elected with the aid of such support are not likely to pass legislation hurting their corporate fascist allies in the major sports franchises. And the Corporate Sports Leagues know that political favors will keep coming as long as they mouth Democrat talking points. The clueless buffoons who run the Republican Party are irrelevant because of their mindless reverence for “the Free Market” (LMAO). 

Another way that Corporate Sports help the Democrats is by circumventing political contribution laws. Say the Democrats’ media outlets pump up interest in a particular issue. The corporate fascists of the corporate sports world can “donate” countless MILLIONS of dollars to organizations which the Democrat media outlets promote as “socially concerned” organizations fighting for “positive change.”

Those allegedly socially concerned organizations can funnel many of those funds to Democrat politicians by way of third and fourth party organizations pretending to be “non-partisan” and socially conscious. Continue reading

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ANTIFA HATE GROUP SETS FIRE TO PORTLAND FEDERAL BUILDING WITH EMPLOYEES INSIDE

Antifa is that youYes, the misleadingly named Antifa (really KLANtifa) continues to riot. Saturday night roughly one hundred members of the fascist hate group set fire to a federal building in Portland with employees still inside. (link below) In March, Antifa set fire AGAIN to the Federal Courthouse in Portland.  

fascists of the futureJoe Biden and his fellow Democrats continue to pretend “Antifa is just an idea” – which is typical of their non-response to problems they are unable or unwilling to come to grips with. So America is now even more like a Third World country, complete with masked groups of violent predators striking at their targets on a regular basis. 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.

Biden art of the feel

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.

tiny handed joe biden

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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