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mother-jonesMary Harris Jones, the legendary labor organizer from the 1890s onward, also known as “the Miner’s Angel” and “Mother Jones,” spoke to Balladeer’s Blog yet again, despite being dead since 1930. I wondered if she wanted to discuss the “Social Justice” being meted out on demagogues like Al Franken and John Conyers. It turned out she had other things on her mind.

BALLADEER’S BLOG: Well, hello again! I always enjoy our talks.  

MOTHER JONES: I’m glad to hear it, sonny! I continue to be very impressed with the way President Trump – the new FDR and the new Harry Truman – continues to scrap with the same kind of plutocratic oppressors I always fought.

Trump is SerpicoBB: I admit the stench from Washington, DC is amazing. “Draining the Swamp” as Trump calls it, is demonstrating the depth of corruption and outright criminal activity the Democrats and Republicans are responsible for. It took a de facto Third Party President like Trump to take the first necessary steps.

MJ: You know it, young man! No Democrat or Republican would have rocked the boat like this! I think President Trump is like many heroes in one.

BB: Well, I think “hero” might be too strong a word for Trump, but –

MJ: Yes, yes, I know I’m more enthusiastic about him than you are, but I want you to just listen for awhile.

BB: Okay.

Franklin RooseveltMJ: First off, President Trump is like Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR was looking out for the working class and the poor, so rich fat cat scum tried to destroy him like they’re doing with Donald Trump. They even tried the VERIFIED Businessman’s Coup plot against FDR.

Right now the way that rich pigs like Tom Steyer are trying to overturn an election they lost is disgusting and is a threat to all elections of the future. If fat cats like Steyer or the Koch Brothers don’t like the way the votes went, they’ll pull a “soft coup” as it’s called.

SECOND, President Trump is like Harry S Truman. Harry gave ’em Hell every chance he could and weak-kneed sissy boys like today’s Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell clutched their pearls and reached for the smelling salts. Trump shocks more Republican and Democrat trash in one week than good old Harry did in his entire presidency!  

BrubakerTHIRD, President Trump is like that Robert Redford fella when he played Brubaker! Like Trump, Brubaker was trying to clean out a virtual sewer of corrupt officialdom. Even if the scumbags fighting Trump oust him, it will be like the ending of Brubaker, when the prisoners – or American citizens in Trump’s case – gathered around to pay him respect.

The prisoners giving the departing Brubaker a slow clap of good bye was an acknowledgement that the man had tried to help them and to fight the crooked politicians and rich pigs abusing them. President Trump’s end might be like that if the Establishment criminals succeed in driving him from office.

BB: That’s a very profound comparison. Even if – like Brubaker – President Trump’s bottom line accomplishment is to raise awareness in all of us about the NEED to fight the white collar criminals who have hijacked our political system, there is a certain dignity in that. A dignity that people like Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan could never understand.  

MJ: Good lad, Balladeer, but I have plenty more heroes to compare with President Trump, so pipe down.  Continue reading


Filed under humor, LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES, opinion


mother-jonesBalladeer’s Blog is on record as despising both of the rival gangs of white collar criminals called Democrats and Republicans. Mother Jones once again did some posthumous communicating with me about our de facto Third Party President Donald Trump, who is squaring off against both those sets of villains like Clint Eastwood in A Fistful of Dollars.

Mother Jones reminded me of how callous the weak, inept and crooked little man named Barack Obama was under similar circumstances. Mother Jones drew my attention to an article I wrote last year highlighting Obama’s callousness toward suffering victims of a natural disaster.

Lynn YaegerIt is below. But first a photo of LYNN YAEGER, the Fashion Fascist who tried ridiculing First Lady Melania Trump ( Mother Jones told me Melania is our greatest First Lady since Jackie Kennedy). This fashion writer (honestly) made fun of Melania for wearing high heels as she entered Air Force One with her husband – United States President Donald Trump – to visit Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The daffy Trump-hater looked like even more of an idiot when – as anybody with common sense could have predicted – First Lady Melania Trump – WHO SPEAKS MORE LANGUAGES THAN BOTH OBAMAS – exited Air Force One with her husband, United States President Donald Trump, clad in sneakers for the conditions.

Haters are gonna hate, and insane Left-Wing Archie Bunkers are gonna dress like the shallow fashionistas that Jennifer Saunders expertly lampooned on Absolutely Fabulous.

And as promised, here is my post about Obama’s callousness toward victims last year:


obama callousBarack Obama truly is garbage. Not only did this squirrely, wormy little man wait until he was DONE with his golfing vacation before visiting flood-ravaged Louisiana but when the delicate-minded child was pressed a little about his callous attitude toward the human suffering he was ignoring all that time this alleged human being ACTUALLY, REALLY said “I’m out in five months.”

What a scumbag! I know he bubbled and gurgled up from the cesspool of Chicago politics but this is a new low even for him. I guess if there’s a crisis on the week before Little Barry leaves office he’ll just shrug and say “That’s the new president’s worry.” Continue reading


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Melania over MichelleWith the mean-spirited slug Michelle Obama slithering back into public view this week, THE Mother Jones – Mary Harris Jones – decided to grant another posthumous interview to Balladeer’s Blog.

Balladeer’s Blog: You seem excited about something, “Mother” Jones.

Mother Jones: I am! I was admiring the way First Lady Melania Trump – who speaks more languages than both Obamas – has been dazzling the world lately!

mother-jonesBB: Now that you mention it, she HAS been, and it’s been fun watching Trump-haters froth at the mouth over it.

MJ: The people who hate the Trumps are the same wealthy pigs who hated me when I was alive. Anyway, Melania’s charismatic tour de force made me reflect on what a nice change of pace she is from that bitter, frowning sow Michelle Obama. Did you see Melania with those children in Italy? Wonderful! Michelle would have been chiding the children about “white privilege” or some such thing. Continue reading


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mother-jonesBalladeer’s Blog has long been a proponent of the need for Third Parties here in America. Those additional political parties would provide much-needed competition to the corporate owned Democrats and Republicans who hijacked our electoral system long ago.

Donald Trump is a de facto Third Party President since the bloated rich pigs who own both parties are all against him. Even Mother Jones – Mary Harris Jones herself – agreed in another posthumous interview with me regarding Trump.

MOTHER JONES: Donald Trump is infuriating ALL the right people to infuriate! Just like  Franklin Roosevelt was accused of being “a traitor to his class” for the relief he brought to the long-suffering working class so President Trump is being regarded with the same hostility by the selfish moneyed interests.

trump-rogue-wonBALLADEER’S BLOG: And I imagine the Harry Truman comparison is the obvious shared trait?

MOTHER JONES: Damn right! President Trump reminds me of Harry Truman because of the way the prim cowards of the American media act shocked and offended whenever the Donald gives ’em hell!  

BB: Now that you mention it Give ‘Em Hell, Donald would make a great one-man show.

MOTHER JONES: You bet it would, young fella. Combine a few of the best qualities of Truman and FDR and you get President Donald Trump. Like FDR he may be a rich man himself but only someone with a lot of capital and a lot of gumption could take on the entire political and financial establishment like he has.

BB: I agree that Trump is neither a Democrat nor a Republican, neither Liberal nor Conservative and that is a plus. But do you think he’ll be able to continue fending off all the selfish interests attacking him? Continue reading


Filed under LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES, Neglected History, opinion



“Hillary Clinton is a disgusting criminal who is in the pocket of the kinds of people I used to fight. Do NOT vote for her.” 

Mary Harris Jones, the legendary labor organizer from the 1890s onward, also known as “the Miner’s Angel” and “Mother Jones,” spoke to Balladeer’s Blog last night, despite being dead since 1930. As the fiery Mother Jones herself put it “If that pussy Joe Hill could posthumously talk to assholes like Joan Baez then I can talk to YOU, young man.”

Seeing no reason to provoke this heroine who fought against outrages like child labor I quickly moved on to ask the reason for her visit. As expected, Jones was blunt:

“I, Mother Jones, whole-heartedly CONDEMN the criminal Hillary Clinton! She and the rest of the Democrats sold out the working class long ago once the rich pigs who owned the Republican candidates started pouring more money into the Democrats’ coffers than to the Republicans’ coffers.

“The richest districts in the United States have been voting for the Democrats in recent elections PLUS Hillary herself is a blatant puppet of Wall Street, which is just as much a pack of thieves as it was in my day. Hillary will continue Barack Obama’s policies toward workers: cozying up to bloated rich pig labor leaders who endorse the Democrats while making life more and more desperate for ACTUAL laborers.

“The scum Obama has treated the working class like a hostile occupying force and that greedy, sickly, amoral pig Hillary Clinton will continue that policy. She’s even more firmly in the pocket of billionaire filth like George Soros and the Koch Brothers, ALL of whom have made clear their hostility toward Hillary’s opponent.” Continue reading