ROLLING STONE EDITOR MATT TAIBBI BLASTS DEMOCRATS’ “PERMANENT COUP” ATTEMPT AGAINST TRUMP

democrat republican awakeEven if you hate Donald Trump I have no idea how you can possibly think he is worse than the corrupt white-collar criminals arrayed against him.

Given that various Marches for Trump are taking place today across the nation, here are excerpts from Rolling Stone Contributing Editor Matt Taibbi’s perceptive analysis of the ugliness of the Democrats’ slow-motion coup against President Trump … AND WITH JUST OVER A YEAR BEFORE THE ELECTION WHEN THEY COULD VOTE HIM OUT WITHOUT DIVIDING THE NATION.

Link is below. First the excerpts:

“Taibbi’s article comes after he criticized corporate media’s framing of the Deep Stater as a non-partisan “whistleblower,” despite being a registered Democrat who worked with former Vice President Joe Biden in the White House.”

March for Trump“My discomfort in the last few years, first with Russiagate and now with Ukrainegate and impeachment, stems from the belief that the people pushing hardest for Trump’s early removal are more dangerous than Trump. Many Americans don’t see this because they’re not used to waking up in a country where you’re not sure who the president will be by nightfall. They don’t understand that this predicament is worse than having a bad president.”

“The Trump presidency is the first to reveal a full-blown schism between the intelligence community and the White House. Senior figures in the CIA, NSA, FBI and other agencies made an open break from their would-be boss before Trump’s inauguration, commencing a public war of leaks that has not stopped.”

“I don’t believe most Americans have thought through what a successful campaign to oust Donald Trump would look like. Most casual news consumers can only think of it in terms of Mike Pence becoming president. The real problem would be the precedent of a de facto intelligence community veto over elections, using the lunatic spookworld brand of politics that has dominated the last three years of anti-Trump agitation.” Continue reading

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MAD MAX (1979)

Mad MaxMAD MAX (1979) – Balladeer’s Blog’s “Weirdness at the End of the World” takes a look at one of the best movies in the best franchise in the crowded Post-Apocalypse sub-genre.

I recently re-watched this 1979 gem in the full 93 minute Aussie “language” version. Using the sub-titles to make sure I missed nothing from the heavy accents, I was struck once again by how part of the post-apocalyptic atmosphere is filled in via the full text of what the Main Force Patrol radio operators are saying AND by the news reports. Outside of those brief touches Mad Max perfectly embodies the cinematic principle of “show don’t tell.”  

In a dying world after a limited nuclear war over oil between world powers, Mad Max is set in a few Australian towns which escaped destruction presumably because they were safely away from strategic sites targeted by missiles. Supplies are tight and citizens are warned not to abuse their food rationing privileges.

Law and order have become very tenuous concepts amid this spreading societal collapse. There is no evidence of anyone except local authorities being in charge, including their law enforcement arm, the Main Force Patrol (MFP) which includes Max Rockatansky, brought to life by Mel Gibson. 

Mad Max BThough in real life this sense of no larger government having control may have been a function of the film’s low budget, I find it adds nicely to the uncertain atmosphere. In just a few years the American telefilm The Day After would come close to presenting that same air of confusion about the new state of affairs following a catastrophic war.

Who’s in charge? And who – if anyone – won? Like the opening song One of the Living in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome would later remind us, a very old saying pointed out that following a nuclear war the living would envy the dead.

Getting back to the Main Force Patrol, their “uniform” is the all-black outfit with thigh holsters for their shotguns that became Mad Max’s signature look. Their bronze badges are why the lawless element derisively refers to them as “the bronze.” Continue reading

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THE CENTENARIAN (1822): GOTHIC HORROR

CentenarianTHE CENTENARIAN (1822) – Written by THE Honore de Balzac. Thirty-one days of Halloween continue here at Balladeer’s Blog! The Centenarian or The Two Beringhelds was one of the “quickie” novels that Balzac wrote in his early career, this one under the pseudonym Horace de Saint-Aubin.  

Balzac himself looked down on The Centenarian and other early works that he churned out for quick money like the Pulp writers of a century later. Still, this work has value, just like the early Pulp stories from writers like Tennessee Williams, Dashiell Hammett and others. Plus I’m a Napoleon geek so I love immersing myself in the time period in which the novel is set.

The title character is really Count Maxime Beringheld Sculdans. The Centenarian was born in 1470 and led an adventurous life, supposedly even serving as a ship’s doctor when Columbus visited the New World. During his wanderings across the globe Count Maxime studied all the medicine and related sciences that he could.

Under the Rosicrucians the Centenarian learned various secrets of alchemy, including universal healing powers and immortality. Those last two secrets often worked hand in hand: Maxime would use his powers to mystically withdraw the illness or injury out of a sufferer but his “fee” was the draining of the life essence of another person in return. 

Honore de BalzacThe Centenarian leeches out the vitality of his victims but NOT by sucking out blood like a vampire. He drains their life force via alchemical means with his “medical” equipment. By the time of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Count Maxime has grown a bit weary of his eternal life in typical Gothic style.  

In recent centuries our title character has devoted himself to secretly watching over his family line, mysteriously saving their lives or killing off their enemies at crucial periods. The Centenarian has most recently intervened in Spain during the Wars of the French Revolution, saving the life of his descendant General Tullius Beringheld.

Intrigued, Tullius seeks out information on his enigmatic savior and eventually learns the Centenarian’s true identity and about his supernatural nature. By this point (the 1790s) Maxime’s body is misshapen. His arms are emaciated but his torso and legs are thick and muscular.

He is unusually tall but the skin on his head is so thin that his  scalp and facial features resemble a living skull. He smells of the grave but his powers of healing make others treat him with fear and respect despite the awful fee he demands.  

The Centenarian’s additional powers include immunity to hanging and other forms of mortal injury. He has superhuman strength and his fiery eyes can induce fear, paralysis or death. He can read minds and teleport as well.   Continue reading

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NPR/PBS NEWSHOUR POLL SHOWS MORE PEOPLE TRUST THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAN TRUST THE MEDIA OR CONGRESS

Trump smiling very biglyThe Democrats at NPR and PBS were forced to admit that their own poll’s results showed that Americans trust the administration of de facto Third Party President Donald Trump more than they trust the media and congress. Link below.

And with the latest network “news” scandal in which they tried passing off footage from KENTUCKY as footage showing attacks on Kurds it’s no wonder.

*** And by the way, even REUTERS has admitted that Trump’s enforcement of immigration policies has led to HIGHER WAGES FOR WORKING CLASS AMERICANS. Reuters being Reuters, however, they slanted the story about how the poor, poor oil companies are forced to pay higher wages since they can’t acquire illegals as easily as they used to. Link below.  Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG

Per the Glitternight Index:

Ottawa (AZ) SpiritNCCAA  1. OTTAWA UNIVERSITY (AZ) SPIRIT    ###     2. CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS    ###     3. GREENVILLE COLLEGE PANTHERS    ###     4. GENEVA COLLEGE GOLDEN TORNADOES    ###     Continue reading

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THE WIZARD OF THE MOUNTAIN (1867): HALLOWEEN STORY

Balladeer’s Blog’s month-long celebration of Halloween continues!

wizard of the mountainTHE WIZARD OF THE MOUNTAIN (1867) – Written by William Gilbert, father of THE W.S. Gilbert.

This book centers around the wizard Innominato (“Nameless One”) in Italy during the 1200s. Though sometimes classed as a novel this is technically a collection of episodes or short stories centering around the customers of the Innominato.

These figures pay the feared wizard for his services but dark twists often befall the customers anthology show style. Here are the individual episodes:

THE DOCTOR ONOFRIO – An evil lawyer (the doctor of the title, as in juris doctorate) wants the Innominato to magically grant him wealth and a restoration of his youth. The wizard agrees but warns the lawyer to change his ways. If he doesn’t, every malevolent act he commits will age him. The vile man’s behavior quickly ages him to death.

THE LAST LORDS OF GARDONAL – A sleazy nobleman lusts after a beautiful peasant girl but in his feverish pursuit accidentally kills her. He wants the wizard to bring the girl back to life. The Innominato does … but she turns out to be a vampire.

THE ROBBER CHIEF – A bandit comes into conflict with our sorcerer. The magician serves up a very cold revenge that goes beyond the grave. After he is killed the dead outlaw’s ghost is mystically condemned to haunt a palace until he has done sufficient penance for all of his evil acts in life.   Continue reading

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ROBERT DENIRO WITH PROOF TRUMP IS BEING RAILROADED

Ugly Robert DeniroIt’s no secret that Donald Trump is a de facto Third Party President taking on America’s cesspool of corruption which masquerades as a government.

Recently Trump drove drug addict Hunter Biden, the Underboss of the Joe Biden Crime Family, to finally step down from his position with a Chinese company AND even the Democrats at the New York Times have stopped trying to deny that the Deep State (a term which has been around for decades and was NOT “made up” by Trump) is real.

They’ve just moved on to pretending it’s “a good thing” that corrupt bureaucrats abuse their authority.

Anyway I titled this post in honor of alleged sexual assailant Robert Deniro, star of any movie offered to him. This is about a terrific article further deconstructing the absurd “impeachment” nonsense that the Democrats are subjecting the nation to. The link is below but first some excerpts:

Adam Schiff eyes“Believing Adam Schiff’s (left) lies and calling for an “impeachment inquiry” has to be one of the worst blunders of Speaker Pelosi’s career. The whistleblower tale has crumbled and the backup witnesses the Democrats are relying on only confirm the Deep State bureaucrats and Democrats believe that they, not the elected president, have a lock on executive powers.”

“The leaker, incorrectly tagged a “whistleblower,” now doesn’t want to testify” and wants to just send a letter.

Pelosi and posse and no stinkin badges joke“It was already ridiculous to think a presidential impeachment, to remove the most powerful elected political representative of The United States, could continue based on an anonymous complaint.  However, expecting the same complainant/accuser to remain invisible during the process is so far beyond nonsensical, the light from where nonsense emanates wouldn’t reach this narrative for a year.”

“The real reason for this backoff, I think, is that once his identity is confirmed, it will be clear this was a stupid setup by amateurs in Congress who wanted to cover their tracks.”

Trump's Enemies“For one he seems to be involved with those behind the discredited Steele Dossier. “Billionaire Clinton donor Victor Pinchuk sent MP Bielkova to meet with him the same day she met with David Kramer and kicked Steele Dossier operation into high gear.” For another, his association with two members of Schiff’s staff — Abigail Grace and Sean Misko — suggests they cooked up his story together before sending it off to the Inspector General to refashion the leaker as a “whistleblower.”

(NOTE FROM BALLADEER: Plus the notoriously corrupt American Intelligence Community BACKDATED their sub rosa change to “whistleblower” definitions to include word of mouth and hearsay just to get this anti-Trump travesty off the ground.)   

“The DNC, Pelosi, Schiff, the media, progs in general and even the bureaucracy and FBI are in some respects a sideshow.”

March for Trump“The real issue that ought to either-or-both frighten and enrage any honest American is that the “Intelligence Community” truly does now consider itself a law unto itself and has arrogated the power to actually decide who is a suitable president and who will be allowed to occupy the White House.”

“The genesis of Russia and the Ukraine has quite plainly been at its root the IC and especially the CIA.”

“They have, make no mistake, declared war on self-governance, unless we pick someone they approve of which is quite obviously not self-governance.”

As for the alleged “backup witnesses” that the Democrats have conjured up:

“Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch 

“The President pulled her from that post in May. She is the ambassador who didn’t let representatives of the new government of Ukraine have visas to travel to this country to provide evidence of corruption by Biden and others in their country.”

“I suppose her point, and that of the Democrats, is that the executive powers granted the president are to be negated. The Deep State, once in place, cannot be removed by an upstart president who disagrees with its members.”

“Fiona Hill Continue reading

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