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TRUMP AGAIN SAVES THE WORKING CLASS AND THE POOR FROM DEMOCRAT SABOTAGE

Trump is the new FDRBalladeer’s Blog presents a look at some recent good news as we prepare for the weekend to kick off. Once again Democrats (House Harkonnen) tried to damage the working class and the poor by obstructing de facto Third Party President Donald Trump’s economic measures. Trump outmaneuvered them and signed Executive Orders to extend the federal bonus on Unemployment Benefits and to suspend payroll taxes, adding to the take-home pay of countless employees.

Trump and NetanyahuTake-home pay means a lot to the working class but means nothing to most career politicians, who snobbishly look down on the poor and working class. President Trump has done more to help the working class and the poor than any other president of my lifetime. That’s one reason why so many Democrat and Republican office-holders oppose him. 

More good news came in the form of the PEACE DEAL between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. Continue reading

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GALLUP POLL: EIGHTY-PERCENT OF AMERICAN BLACKS TELL DEMOCRATS THEY WANT MORE COPS OR JUST AS MANY COPS IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS

Democrat condescensionIt’s no secret that Democrats believe that ONLY people of color who preach hatred of police are the “authentic voices” of the African American community. The recent Gallup poll emphasized how far wrong those divisive Democrats are. EIGHTY PERCENT (81% in other polls) of the black people polled do NOT agree with the Privileged White Democrat Saviors who assume that they all have a criminal’s fear of police. (Link is below) 

The poll respondents made it clear that the communities affected by Democrat police-hatred know that defunding and demonizing police is not the answer to any problems. Don’t expect Democrats to listen, though. They are pompously convinced that ONLY the African Americans who agree with Privileged White Democrats are worth listening to.

The left-wing Archie Bunkers called Democrats (or maybe “House Harkonnen”) still delude themselves that they are the pale-skinned Messiahs who know what’s best for people of color and that anyone who opposes them is a White Supremacist or is “internalizing oppression.” Continue reading

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DEMOCRATS STEP UP THEIR WAR ON THE REST OF US

Democrat violenceThe ongoing war being waged against the rest of us by Democrats is still in full swing on various fronts. Portland and Seattle remain virtual battlegrounds thanks to Democrat rioters and last night Chicago joined them as Democrats looted and ravaged throughout the night. The three Mormon Wars in American history resulted in less damage and violence than this 2020 Democrat War.

Democrats not only cheer on the rioters and their fascist Antifa – really KLANtifa – stormtroopers but work to defund and/ or paralyze the efforts of authorities to deal with the ongoing mayhem. In addition, the Democrats’ media outlets still try passing all of this off as “peaceful protests.”   

Democrat PlatformThe 2016 election may well be remembered as a time when an American election did NOT truly result in a peaceful transfer of power. Democrats still refuse to accept the results of that election and have been growing more and more violent by the month. They also try blaming their victims for the violence by not voting the way Democrats wanted them to four years ago. The last time Democrats grew this hate-filled and divisive was when Abraham Lincoln was elected and they vowed to resist his so-called “tyranny.”     

#WalkAwayIt seems that this November’s election results may not be known for months as Democrats keep pushing fraud-friendly “mail-in voting.” See below for links to the latest stories about the abundant chicanery involved in the process. And that’s just on the minor scale it’s been done in the past. With the sheer volume of mail-in ballots that the Democrats are encouraging – well, probably MANUFACTURING when all is said and done – we may not know the presidential tally before the New Year. 

The Democrats tried similar stunts in 2016 if you’ll recall, when they kept pressuring members of the Electoral College to change their votes to Hillary Clinton from Donald Trump. They dragged their frantic claims and (yaawwn) protests over the supposedly “pending” election results well into December. Democrats even publicized the names, addresses and phone numbers of some Electors, obviously as an implied attempt at intimidating them into submitting to the Democrats’ demand.

democrat-vote-fraudThis time you can bet Democrats will go on, and on, and on insisting that “not all the votes have been counted” if Trump gets reelected, but if their candidate supposedly won they will claim that continuing to count votes is an attempt to “steal” the election. The violence that Democrats have unleashed across the country recently may be just a small taste of what that party of fascists will try if they don’t get their way at the ballot box.

And when it comes to mail-in voting, Democrats have already gone so far as to insist that untold numbers of ballots WITH NO POST-MARK ON THE ENVELOPES CONTAINING THEM should still be counted. (Links below)

MORE THAN 200,000 NEVADA BALLOTS FOUND TO BE UNDELIVERABLE – click  HERE   

28 MILLION MAIL-IN BALLOTS WENT MISSING IN THE LAST FEW ELECTIONS – click HERE

DEMOCRATS WANT EVEN BALLOTS WITH NO POSTMARK DATE COUNTED –  Continue reading

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SHARYL ATTKISSON HEROICALLY EXPOSES THE BIASES OF SELF-PROCLAIMED “FACT CHECKERS”

masc graveyard newWHO CHECKS THE “FACT CHECKERS?” It’s no secret that the Democrats have transformed every aspect of life into an ugly political situation. “The personal is the political” is the shallow line that they have pushed for decades now in order to justify the insertion of their political prejudices into the lives of everyone around them.

“Education” (LMAO), news reporting and Social Media fell to Democrat power politics long ago, especially the Democrats’ discriminatory hiring practices and tendency to want people fired or censored for expressing ANY opinion with which even the most emotionally fragile Democrat disagrees. Therefore it came as no surprise that Teacher’s Unions, media outlets and Social Media tycoons make their political donations almost exclusively to Democrat candidates. 

One of the biggest downsides to this has been the death of ANY attempt at objectivity. No “experts” or “authorities” or – most ridiculously of all – “fact checkers” are to be trusted anymore. Self-proclaimed Fact Checkers serve no purpose except confirmation bias for their target audience.

Sharyl AttkissonSharyl Attkisson, the Ida Tarbell of the 21st Century, has done a deep dive into the biases and prejudices of “fact checking.” The link is below, but first some excerpts:

“That discord is likely to persist because in large part the fact-checking solution is illusory. Many such efforts fail because they amount to a circular feedback loop of verification. The fact-checkers are like-minded journalists or often liberal Silicon Valley gatekeepers, who frequently rely on partisan news sources and political activists to control narratives on a wide variety of issues and controversies. This small group of players exerts an oversized influence, using fact checks to shape and censor information.” 

In that same article Attkisson covered one of Twitter’s absurd “fact checks” … about a hypothetical situation that hasn’t even happened (or not happened) yet – 

“Like many questionable “fact checks” at issue, Twitter’s critique wasn’t really a fact check at all. It used past reporting from selected partisan news sources to claim that a prediction about what could happen in the future is untrue — before it even happens or doesn’t happen. It was, in short, a Democratic Party talking point.”

” … today’s brand of “fact-checking” is rarely cut and dry, such as verifying the date an event occurred. Now, fact checks are frequently used to litigate matters of opinion or debate, and to proclaim the truth about facts that are unknown, or cannot possibly be known, at the time. They commonly provide what they call the “context” they claim is necessary to assess a factual claim, rather than a simple assessment of whether a statement is correct or incorrect. As a result, many factually correct statements are deemed to be “half true” or “mostly false.”  “

“Keeping this in mind, the biggest inherent flaw with efforts to fact-check information may lie in the qualifications, bias, and conflicts of interest among the ranks of the fact-checkers themselves. One example is the fact-checking nonprofit First Draft, started by Google at the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. Google is owned by Alphabet, Inc. Alphabet executives and employees comprise a politically active group that ranks among the largest political donors to Democrats in the country. During the 2016 campaign, Alphabet was led by an ardent Hillary Clinton supporter and campaign volunteer, executive chairman Eric Schmidt.” Continue reading

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JASMYNE CONTOURS, A MARTIN LUTHER KING PERSON OF COURAGE, TAKES ON “WOKENESS” AND DEMOCRAT HYPOCRISY

Like me, Jasmyne Contours encourages people to #WALKAWAY from the Democrat Party, which has become nothing but an intolerant, totalitarian mob. In this video – one of MANY that she has on her YT Channel – she takes on Al Sharpton, Hillary “Black Men Are Super-Predators” Clinton and the self-congratulatory nature of “wokeness.” This brave woman of color’s channel is HERE 

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JOE BIDEN’S TOP THIRTY BLOOPERS (SO FAR)

Joe Biden senileThank you to the BERNIE BROS who made me aware of this video compilation of the Top Thirty Bloopers so far by the senile, demented and corrupt Joe Biden. Watch this and you’ll realize part of the reason that President Trump’s approval rating just reached another high in Rasmussen Polls and is, in fact, higher than Obama’s approval rating was at this same time in 2012! 

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TO DEMOCRATS, FUNERALS ARE NUREMBERG RALLIES

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Even the most casual observers of the American scene have noticed over the years that Democrats are so dead inside they use high-profile funerals as nothing more than political theater. They contemptuously hide behind the corpse they pretend to be mourning, figuratively holding it up as a shield against criticism and against responses to the deceptive claims they make and the outright lies they tell under the guise of noting someone’s passing.

We all saw that ugly, divisive, hatemongering phenomenon again this past week. As I’ve often pointed out, Democrats have no identity outside of their political opinions and they think of themselves as “special” just for HAVING those opinions. When you are that empty inside you inject your partisan savagery into EVERYTHING, even fundamentally transforming funerals into campaign speeches using the dead person’s corpse as a podium. 

MARTIN LUTHER KING’S NIECE IN PARTICULAR BLASTED THE DEMOCRATS’ ABUSE OF A FUNERAL FOR POLITICAL STUNTS – Click HERE  Continue reading

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CARMEN BEST, A MARTIN LUTHER KING PERSON OF COURAGE, TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRAT RIOTS IN SEATTLE

Carmen BestCarmen Best, Seattle Police Chief and Martin Luther King Person of Courage, recently spoke out about the way Democrat politicians in Seattle have been furthering their war on the police (see links below) and yesterday added to her earlier comments by pointing out the terrorist warfare gear that was seized as it was being handed out to Democrat RIOTERS (not protestors – RIOTERS).

That equipment included EXPLOSIVES, SPIKED STRIPS, BEAR SPRAY and THE KIND OF LASERS BEING USED BY DEMOCRAT RIOTERS IN PORTLAND AND ELSEWHERE TO INFLICT SEVERE EYE DAMAGE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL. Some of the eye damage MAY BE PERMANENT. 

Democrat violenceThe lasers have already been used frequently in Portland, OR, against Federals who had to be sent in TO PROTECT FEDERAL BUILDINGS IN THE CITY. Most adults recognize that the Federal Government HAS ALWAYS been able to protect Federal Buildings in cities across the nation, but in recent weeks it has been especially necessary because Democrat mayors and/ or governors attack federal LEO’s because of Democrats’ obsessive hatred of President Trump.

Meanwhile Democrats continue to egg on the riots and the hatred of police by pretending these are “peaceful protests.”

As Matt Vespa noted (see links below), this latest Democrat meltdown/ war strategy “is over the deployment of federal agents into these crime-ridden hell holes run by Democrats. In Portland, they’re trying to set the federal courthouse on fire, rioters are throwing IEDs at law enforcement, and they’ve blinded federal officers with lasers, some of whom may not regain their vision.”

#WalkAwayI will say once again that my biggest regret in life is that I used to belong to the fascist organization called the Democrat Party. Join so many of us and #WALKAWAY from that repulsive organization that is waging war on the rest of us because they lost an election four years ago.   

Getting back to Chief Best’s comments she addressed “two recent events (Sunday, July 19th and Wednesday, July 22nd) have included wide-scale property destruction and attacks on officers, injuring more than a dozen, some significantly,” she wrote.

“This weekend we know that several events are planned across the city that will foreseeably involve many of the same violent actors from recent days,” she elaborated. “There is no reason not to assume we will continue to experience property destruction, arson, looting, and attempts to injure additional officers throughout the weekend and beyond.” Continue reading

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B.I.D.E.N. – BIGGEST IDIOT DEMOCRATS EVER NOMINATED

Nina TurnerNina Turner, the black woman who served as the co-chair for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign – which was once again sabotaged by the corrupt Democrats – recently compared voting for the senile and possibly demented Joe Biden to eating “a bowl of shit.”  (Link below)

Her scathing remarks about the scandal-plagued, groping Biden continued: “It’s like saying to somebody ‘You have a bowl of shit in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing.’ It’s still shit.” (No word yet on how many Antifa (KLANtifa) bacteria were aroused by her imagery.)

Nina Turner with Bernie SandersTurner also pointed out “WHILE BERNIE SANDERS HAS ALWAYS STOOD UP FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS, JOE BIDEN HAS REPEATEDLY LET US DOWN.” Joe Biden has long been behind draconian legal measures against African Americans, often in concert with Hillary “The Human Herpes Sore” Clinton, who notoriously called African American males “super-predators.” (No, Hillary, career politicians like YOU are super-predators. And career criminals, too.)   

Nina had courageously criticized Biden for exploiting his proximity to Barack Obama to try to pretend he himself was a good candidate for African Americans.  Continue reading

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GLADIATOR: AN OPERA VERSION OF PHILIP WYLIE’S NOVEL

GladiatorEven though there are signs here and there that audiences are getting fatigued with the oversaturation of superhero adaptations for the big and small screens, there still doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.

What better time for an OPERA version of Philip Wylie’s science fiction novel Gladiator, from 1930? Wylie’s work is often credited with inspiring the creation of Superman and every other superhero that followed.

Long before the overrated and overpraised Alan Moore wrote The Watchmen, this very first look at a superhero presented the figure struggling with the moral issues regarding the use of his superior abilities.

Gladiator 2The central character uses his powers in World War One but afterward must cope with the limits of “super-powers” when it comes to dealing with political corruption and other problems that can’t be solved with violence. Or in which flexing his super-muscles would be counter-productive, maybe even ushering in a dictatorship.

In other words, the same type of stories which today are praised as “innovative” for “deconstructing the superhero mythos” WERE ALREADY EXPLORED IN THIS NOVEL NINETY YEARS AGO! 

As a break from movie and television superhero tales I think an Opera format would be an intriguing and unexpected way of adapting Gladiator. Let’s face it – if it was done for television or movies today it would be criticized as “derivative” (irony of ironies) and “talky.”

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Marvel Comics’ 1976 adaptation

That talkyness would slide nicely into a staged opera since, as I often point out in my examinations of 1970s Marvel stories, operas – like many comic books – are filled with lengthy expository monologues, but in song form. (There are countless “senses-shattering” origin stories and villain rants that are sung in operas.) 

Think of this piece as a way of using the familiar superhero formula to encourage more people to “give opera a chance.” I love sharing my enthusiasms and I was very happy with the reception of those blog posts where I wrote about Ancient Greek Comedies to make them seem relevant. I want to try doing the same with operas. Continue reading

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