ANTHONY FAUCI: THE BANALITY OF WEASELS

fauci picAnthony Fauci certainly seems to be more interested in self-promotion than in doing his job. It’s easy to forget that this is the same Anthony Fauci who was part of a very inept effort to combat AIDS decades ago, only to see any real progress coming from figures working OUTSIDE of the Fauci Fiefdom. Why were some people foolish enough to listen to this attention whore who jumped on bandwagons and contradicted himself almost daily depending on which way the political winds were blowing? And all the while the body count was rising …  How do you spell “malpractice” by the way? 

As if Fauci wasn’t already a prime example of bureaucratic dysfunction granted far too much influence, he has sunk even lower by resorting to the NEW last resort of a scoundrel – claiming that investigating his scandals is an attack on “science.” Ah, the old “Science? C’est moi!” defense.

fauci back and forthWith sites pulling “Faux Fauci’s” self-aggrandizing new book and with the weaselly, wormy little man refusing to take questions during a public appearance at a vaccination site recently, Doctor Death more and more reminds me of the hilariously sleazy, disingenuous and dissembling character Martin Short played long ago: the slimy fraudster inevitably whining “Did I say anything? I didn’t say anything. Did you hear me say anything?”

More items on Faucism and what is now being called the Fauci Flu:

fauci pandemic memeSix Bombshell Revelations from Fauci’s Emails

58% Believe Coronavirus Originated In Wuhan Lab.

#FauciEmails Reveal A Career Bureaucrat Who Followed Political, Not Medical, Science (legalinsurrection.com)

Like His Credibility, Fauci’s Book Has Disappeared – PJ Media

Fauci Ignored Email From Scientist Saying Hydroxychloroquine Could Help Battle Coronavirus.

Democrats Apparently Felt “Better Dead Than Admit Trump Was Right.”

“Too Long/ Didn’t Read” Was Literally One Of Fauci’s Excuses. Continue reading

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HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS ARE NJCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

The Covid-prolonged college football season came to an end with TWO final games:

Hutchinson Blue DragonsNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The number 1 team in the nation – the HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS – clashed with the 2nd ranked SNOW COLLEGE BADGERS for the NJCAA football crown yesterday.

The Blue Dragons were chasing the Badgers 14-3 in the 1st Quarter and 14-10 come Halftime. Snow College held a 21-16 advantage to close out the 3rd Quarter but in the 4th Hutchinson College blazed from behind to win it all by a final score of 29-27. * THE BLUE DRAGONS ARE NJCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS Continue reading

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FIRST TWENTY SPIRIT OF SEVENTY-SIX STORIES FROM THE 1940s

With less than a month now until the 4th of July here’s a look at the first twenty stories of the Harvey Comics superhero called the Spirit of 76. For more than two dozen Harvey superheroes CLICK HERE 

Spirit of 76THE SPIRIT OF ’76

Secret Identity: Gary Blakely, West Point Cadet

First Appearance: Pocket Comics #1 (August 1941)

Origin: Gary Blakely, scion of an American family which had distinguished themselves on the battlefield in every conflict from the Revolutionary War onward, was a Cadet at West Point. By chance he uncovered a Fifth Column plot by Nazi agents to blow up the academy. He adopted the costumed identity of the Spirit of ’76, foiled the Axis plot and resolved to continue fighting evil afterward.

Powers: The Spirit of ’76 was in peak human condition, was exceptionally agile and was very skilled at both armed and unarmed combat. His costume was bulletproof and he wielded his saber expertly in battle. This hero lasted until 1948, so he faced Communist villains instead of Nazi villains after World War Two was over.

pocket 1POCKET COMICS #1 (August 1941)

Title: Cadet Blakeley, Spirit of 76

Villains: Nazi saboteurs led by Herr Hoch  

Synopsis: West Point Cadet Gary Blakely discovers a Nazi plot to blow up West Point. Donning a costume and armed with a sword, he calls himself the Spirit of 76 and takes down the spy ring. 

Comment: You have to admit, there’s something appealing about a superhero whose secret identity is that of a West Point Cadet.  Continue reading

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THE CLOUDS (C 423 B.C.): ANCIENT GREEK COMEDY

It’s Anniversary Month here at Balladeer’s Blog! Here’s my second review of an Ancient Greek Comedy from back in the year 2011. FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION IF YOU MISSED MY FIRST POST ON ANCIENT GREEK COMEDIES CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2011/09/22/at-long-last-my-ancient-greek-comedy-posts-begin/

the cloudsThe Clouds was written by Aristophanes around 423 BCE and next to Lysistrata, which I examined last week, is the Big A’s most- discussed satire, mostly because of its lampooning of the philosopher Socrates, a contemporary of Aristophanes. Many modern readers, who have been programmed to sneeringly “deconstruct”  old works of art rather than understand them, love to regard this comedy with hostility. They accuse Aristophanes of being “anti – intellectual” for subjecting Socrates in particular and the Sophist philosophers in general to the same satirical criticism that every other aspect of Athenian society was subjected to in comic plays.

There are many arguments I can use to refute this claim, and  I’ll present them below following my synopsis of the play itself. To provide just a brief argument right now since you may be curious, let me remind everyone that Shakespeare is famous for the line about killing all the lawyers, but I’ve never met one rational person who thinks that line means Shakespeare was seriously proposing the execution of all lawyers or the elimination of the law and/or the  judiciary system. By the same token I hardly think Aristophanes was railing against every form of education or intellectual inquiry. More on this controversy, including the trial of Socrates, below. 

THE PREMISE

the clouds picIn the ancient Greek democracy Athenian citizens were expected to represent themselves in court in both criminal and civil proceedings.

Since juries are the same no matter what the time period a guilty person who was a good speaker could get acquitted while an innocent person who was an inept speaker could get found guilty.

Conversely, since there were no public prosecutors, citizens could charge their fellow Athenians with crimes and if they were skilled enough at speaking they could railroad an innocent person. Many Athenian citizens who faced a court date would pay some of the “streetcorner” Sophist philosophers to teach them rhetorical skills to make them better prepared for their appearance in court. Continue reading

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TOPICAL THUNDER: JUNE 3rd

Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog presents some random current events and musings.

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twitlerFirst up is this entertaining cartoon about the bizarrely inaccurate, biased and uninformed buffoons who pretend to be “fact checkers” for the Big Tech fascists of social media.

“Thought Police” or “Political Censors” or “Conformity Enforcers” might be better job descriptions for those clueless ideologues who have deluded themselves into thinking they possess “the one true worldview.” 

THE UNITED STATES IS BEHIND THE REST OF THE WORLD WHEN IT COMES TO USING VOTER I.D. – We need Third Parties here in the U.S. but we also need Voter I.D. laws. The rest of the world is very progressive in their use of such I.D. requirements but here in America such laws are always opposed by Democrats, who thrive on vote fraud of all kinds (see the past 11 years of my blog posts for those news items). Click HERE.

              One of my favorite incidents regarding how behind the rest of the world America is on Voter I.D. happened in 2012, when Democrats welcomed in an assortment of U.N. officials to oversee our election and those U.N. figures foiled the Democrats’ frantic, paranoid expectations by pointing out how careless and negligent our country is regarding voting i.d’s, which are REQUIRED in most civilized nations. Hilarious!

democrat platform hatredFASCIST JOE BIDEN’S FOLLIES – Joe Biden’s regime continues to spread hostility, division and race-hatred (HERE and HERE). Biden continues his war on the working class and the poor (HERE and HERE).

ANTIFA VERMIN – AND, while the Democrats’ violent roving harassment/ death squad Antifa continues to prey on journalists and elected officials targeted by Democrats (HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE ) the senile Joe Biden pretends that imaginary supremacists are the nation’s greatest threat. AND NEVER FORGET THAT BIDEN EULOGIZED ROBERT BYRD, HIS FELLOW DEMOCRAT WHO HELD A HIGH POSITION IN THE KU KLUX KLAN. Who is a piece of garbage like Joe Biden to EVER call anyone else racist?  

THUGGISH BIDEN – The fascist fool will brook no dissent in his own party, and has taken to lying about other Democrats who don’t obey him with enough enthusiasm (HERE). 

JOE BIDEN: IMBECILE – Biden thinks January was fifteen months ago. Moron. Click HERE. Continue reading

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MORE COVID-DELAYED COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS

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Kilgore CollegeTEXAS THRILLER – The KILGORE COLLEGE RANGERS traveled to face the TRINITY VALLEY COLLEGE CARDINALS. A 9-7 Rangers edge in the 1st Quarter was reduced to an even tighter 15-14 score by Halftime. Kilgore College got a little separation from the Cardinals in the 3rd Quarter, going up 33-26, then held on against a Trinity Valley College rally in the 4th for a 40-36 triumph.

Northeastern_Oklahoma_AMNEO ON THE ROAD – The NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN were likewise on the road, in their case at the BLINN COLLEGE BUCCANEERS. At the Half the Golden Norsemen led the Buccaneers by a score of 14-7 and never looked back from there. After the break Northeastern Oklahoma A&M led 34-14 to end the 3rd Quarter and won the game 41-21 in the 4th. Continue reading

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SUNSET (1988)

SunsetSUNSET (1988) – James Garner portrays old west lawman Wyatt Earp while Bruce Willis plays silent film star Tom Mix as the pair try to solve a murder in 1929 Hollywood. Don’t expect realism but DO expect a very entertaining movie.

For a silent movie geek like me Sunset is irresistible. Not only do you get Tom Mix but Malcolm McDowell portrays Alfie Alperin, a Charlie Chaplin pastiche who, believe it or not, is the story’s villain.

Hell, We even get a partial reproduction of the very first Academy Awards ceremony. Continue reading

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“THE CHECKBOOKS OF THE FEW” – MORE ARTICLES ABOUT THE TAINTED 2020 ELECTION

mascot donkey and republican headsAs one of my overseas readers put it recently “A lot of Americans need to grow up and stop thinking that their elections, alone of all nations in the world, are paragons of honesty.” Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog doesn’t need convinced of that. For 11 years, since 2010 I’ve run several blog posts regarding news stories about vote fraud, including arrests and convictions or confessions. (And remember, I don’t go along with conspiracy theories. YEARS ago I dismissed the Q-Anon items as nonsense, so none of my opinions were ever based on that.)

I’ve also written quite a bit on how largely discussed it is that the 1876 and year 2000 elections saw the likely losers go on to occupy the White House because of less-than-honest maneuvering regarding the counting of ballots. Admitting such things has not resulted in the collapse of the country.  

Most recently, regarding the 2020 election we’ve already seen several court rulings that the last-minute changes to how to count mail-in ballots were against election laws and should not have been allowed. Obviously, there is no going back now to change results in key states, which presumably was part of the reasoning behind making changes so close to the election – it allowed too little time for the cases to be heard before Election Day.

democrat republican or awakeFor even more suspicious hijinks the Supreme Court, which abetted the execrable George W Bush sneaking into the White House in the year 2000, played a new game with the 2020 election. First the court refused to hear cases because the election hadn’t been held yet, then when cases reached them AFTER the election they ruled that the cases were moot because the election was over. And yes, one of the many things wrong with America’s Supreme Court is the way it is allowed to decline cases on a whim, when cases brought by states (among other exceptions) should be required to be heard.   

And as I always remind anti-Trump loons, RELAX. None of the investigations into the clear violations during the 2020 election will be able to remove Biden and replace him with Trump. But the investigations must be done in the hope of preventing similar situations in the future, just like the deep looks into what happened in 1876 and the year 2000. Like the above overseas readers said, “grow up.” America is not an “exceptional” place where such events cannot occur. Study them and learn. (And remember the poll that said more than half the voters believe the election was not on the level.) 

Regarding just some of the latest items about the tainted 2020 election:

SPEAKING OF “THE CHECKBOOKS OF THE FEW” HERE’S ANOTHER LOOK AT BIG TECH FASCISTS USING THEIR MONEY TO BASICALLY RUN THE WAY SOME MAIL-IN VOTES WERE COLLECTED AND OTHER DUBIOUS ACTIVITIES.

GREAT OPINION PIECE ON HOW DEMOCRATS HAD TO GO ALL OUT WITH MAIL-IN CHEATING AND ARE DESPERATE TO PREVENT REFORMS TO COMBAT SUCH CHEATING IN THE FUTURE.   

LATEST FROM THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTION AUDIT. ARIZONA, MICHIGAN AND GEORGIA AUDITS STILL HAVE THE COUNTRY TALKING, TOO. PLUS SEE HERE.

INDUSTRIAL SCALE VOTE FRAUD.”

STRIVING TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE OF THE 2020 CHEATING.

ANOTHER STATE MOVES TO BLOCK DEMOCRAT VOTE FRAUD STRATEGIES.

AND HERE’S ANOTHER FASCINATING TAKE ON THE FOREVER-TAINTED ELECTION. Continue reading

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AMERICAN FORCES FIGHTING IN RUSSIA: SEPTEMBER 1918 TO JANUARY 1920

memorial day rememberHAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! As usual, Balladeer’s Blog marks the occasion with a look at a neglected aspect of American military history. Spare some thoughts today for the men who perished in this action.

AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES IN RUSSIA – The battles fought by these Americans carried over from the end of World War One into the early stages of the Russian Civil War. The Allied Nations of the First World War were fighting alongside the White (anti-Bolshevik) Russian Forces for a time.

Like any of my fellow World War One geeks I could drone on about it for hours, but I’ll try to keep this brief and on-point. The Red (Communist) Russians had taken Russia out of the war by signing a treaty with Germany. This had left German forces free to reinforce their armies on the Western Front, had jeopardized a large amount of Allied supplies which were already in the Russian port city of Archangel (Arkangelsk in Russian) on the White Sea AND jeopardized the safety of the Czech Legion along the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

memorial day pictureWith the World War still raging, the other Allied Nations prevailed on President Woodrow Wilson to divert some American forces intended for the Western Front to Archangel and beyond, joining a combined army of Brits, Poles and White Russians. The fighting in North Russia dragged on past the end of the global conflict in November of 1918 into June of 1919. The fighting in Eastern Russia dragged on until January of 1920. In other words, if the Americans sent to Russia had instead gone to their original destination of France, their combat operations would have ended on November 11th, rather than continuing for more than a year of further bloodshed and loss of limbs from frostbite. All the more reason to remember the often-neglected troops who served there. 

On July 17th, 1918, American General John J “Black Jack” Pershing ordered 5,000 soldiers drawn from the 339th Infantry Regiment, the 1st Battalion of the 310th Engineers and assorted other units from the 85th Division to re-train for new battle conditions and head for Archangel. Those Americans became known as the Polar Bear Expedition. Meanwhile, 8,000 American soldiers were sent to Vladivostok, Russia as the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS

Balladeer’s Blog keeping you updated on the Covid-prolonged college football season:

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Coffeyville Red Ravens helmetONE-POINT WONDER – The COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS played host to the BUTLER (KS) GRIZZLIES in a true thriller. A 14-7 1st Quarter lead for the Grizzlies turned into a 16-14 edge for the Red Ravens by Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended with Butler College back on top by a score of 21-16 and in the 4th Coffeyville outscored their opponents 13-7 for a 29-28 victory.

ASA Miami Silver StormSHUTOUTS – The ASA COLLEGE (FL) SILVER STORM paid a visit to the FIELD OF DREAMS SPORTS ACADEMY STALLIONS and struck them down by a commanding score of 28-0    ###     And the HOCKING COLLEGE HAWKS were less than gracious hosts to the SUSSEX COUNTY COLLEGE SKYLANDERS, drubbing them by a final tally of 25-0. 

Cisco College helmet BLUEWIN IT IN THE FOURTH – In this game the CISCO COLLEGE WRANGLERS took it on the road against the NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M GOLDEN NORSEMEN. The Golden Norsemen were out in front 6-0 in the 1st Quarter and 13-0 by the Half. In the 3rd Quarter the Wranglers pulled to within 13-7 before coming from behind in the 4th to win it 17-16. Continue reading

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