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REVOLUTIONARY WAR: PART TWO OF NEGLECTED NAVAL BATTLES

Revolutionary War naval battlesBalladeer’s Blog continues its examination of neglected naval clashes of the Revolutionary War.

MAY 21st, 1777 – Off St Augustine, FL the USS Comet waged an all-night battle with the HMS Apalachicola until the British ship had lost all sails and riggings and was forced to surrender.

APRIL 27th, 1778 – THE John Paul Jones, leading a detachment from the USS Ranger, raided the British port of Whitehaven. The detachment’s commando-style raid resulted in Continue reading

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COLLEGE GOLF CHAMPIONS: WOMEN

Here’s one last round of congratulations to the 2015-2016 season’s golf champions in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog: 

Keiser SeahawksNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – KEISER UNIVERSITY SEAHAWKS

Runners-Up – Savannah College of Art and Design Bees

Previous Champions – Keiser University Seahawks 

Dallas Baptist University PatriotsNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PATRIOTS

Runners-Up – Campbellsville University Tigers

Previous Champions – Shorter University Hawks  Continue reading

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WNBA STANDINGS

New York LibertyEASTERN CONFERENCE – 1. NEW YORK LIBERTY (9-4)    ###    2. ATLANTA DREAM (8-5)    ###    3. WASHINGTON MYSTICS (7-7)    ###    4. CHICAGO SKY (6-7)    ###    5. INDIANA FEVER (5-9)    ###    6. CONNECTICUT SUN (3-10)    ###     Continue reading

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COLLEGE GOLF CHAMPIONS FOR 2015 – 2016 SEASON

Here’s one last round of congratulations to the 2015-2016 season’s golf champions in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog:

oklahoma city university starsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS

Runners-Up – University of British Columbia Thunderbirds

Previous Champions – College of Coastal Georgia Mariners  

Colorado Christian University CougarsNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY COUGARS

Runners-Up – Dallas Baptist University Patriots

Previous Champions – Lee University Flames  Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG IS SIX YEARS OLD TODAY

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THANK YOU once again to all of you readers for making Balladeer’s Blog so enjoyable to write. As I always say the weird and controversial items I churn out here mean that readers have to be very secure in their own beliefs not to just take offense and leave. Here’s a look at Glitternight.com’s six biggest hits since lastJune 21st:

Nyanga territoryMOST POPULAR MYTHOLOGY POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS:  TOP GODS OF THE NYANGA PEOPLE (AFRICA) 

Gods who gamble, river gods, star gods who run a celestial courtroom and much, much more including the semi-divine hero Mwindo.  This one barely beat out the Philippine Epic Myth about the god Baybayan.

Birds by Aristophanes 2MOST POPULAR ANCIENT GREEK COMEDY POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS:  THE BIRDS BY ARISTOPHANES 

There was an EXPLOSION of controversy over this post which examined the original work AND explored how The Birds could be applied to the anti-intellectual madhouses called colleges here in America. Aristophanes wrote “In Cloud Cuckooland things become what they are called rather than being called what they are.” I made that “In Ivory Towerland things become what they are called rather than being called what they are.”  And off I went …

Maldoror and his smile by Lord Orlando

MOST POPULAR CONTINUING FEATURE OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS:  THE SONGS OF MALDOROR (1868) 

Technically this feature began in February of 2015 but was so lengthy it didn’t wrap up until August of 2015, thus putting it within the past year, at least partially.

This work of horror was the darkest, most deranged and graphically violent item I’ve ever covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.  

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MOST POPULAR  “LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES” POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS:  LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AND ART 

This item took a look at one of the many ways that the hypersensitive, judgmental and censorship-crazed American Liberals have become even more intolerant than the worst Christian Conservatives.

And that’s the truth.

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MOST POPULAR POST ABOUT MUSLIM FASCISM IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS:  WOMEN WHO FIGHT MUSLIM OPPRESSION   

A look at Irshad Manji, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and many other women who show the backbone to take on the greatest oppressors of women in this day and age: the Muslim World.

These women deserve much more notoriety than they currently enjoy.

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MOST POPULAR TEXAS 27 FILM VAULT POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS:  THANKSGIVING TURKEYS ON THE TEXAS TWENTY-SEVEN FILM VAULT   

A Turkey Day look at some of Randy and Richard’s most storied episodes, featuring movies like It! The Terror From Beyond Space, The Giant Claw, The Party Crashers, Return of the Fly and many, many more!

 

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: CANKDESKA CIKANA COLLEGE

Cankdeska Cikana Comm Coll C4CANKDESKA CIKANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

Team Name: “C-4”

Location: Fort Totten, ND

Division: AIHEC (American Indian Higher Education Commission)

Comment:  How terrific is that team nickname? Yes, the nickname refers to the four C’s in the institution’s full name. But … Continue reading

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CCCAA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT CHAMPS

RustlerSam_webCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: GAME ONE – The GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE RUSTLERS took on the SANTA ROSA COLLEGE BEAR CUBS. The Rustlers came into the game with 1 loss already hanging over them so they HAD to win just to survive against the undefeated Bear Cubs. A 3-2 Golden West College lead in the 1st Inning became an 8-3 advantage in the 2nd and the shootout was on. In the end the Rustlers forced a second game by defeating Santa Rosa College by a Polo Match score of 12-10. Soren Yarnall pitched for the GWC win. Continue reading

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