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mascot new look donkey and elephant headsThe highly respected, non-partisan Monmouth Poll has shown that – despite the 24/7 attacks from the Democrats’ media outlets, de facto Third Party President Donald Trump has higher favorability ratings than the 2020 Democrat candidates for president. (And that’s the YEAR 2020, not the number of candidates the Democrats have running for president. Although …) The link is below.

President Trump is one point ahead of Quid Pro Joe Biden, two points ahead of Elizabeth “The Fake Cherokee” Warren, three points ahead of Bernie Sanders, and SEVENTEEN points ahead of Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigeig, the bizarre little man who invokes the Bible even more nauseatingly often than the religious right does.  Continue reading

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Medal of HonorHappy Veterans Day from Balladeer’s Blog! In keeping with the whole “Eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” tradition here are eleven World War One figures who were awarded the Medal of Honor.


Rank: 2nd Lieutenant, US Army

Site: Limey, France on September 12th, 1918

Citation: Advancing with his platoon during the St. Mihiel offensive, he was severely wounded in 4 places by the bursting of a high-explosive shell. Before receiving any aid for himself he dressed the wounds of his orderly, who was wounded at the same time.

He then ordered and accompanied the further advance of his platoon, although weakened by the loss of blood. His right hand and arm being disabled by wounds, he continued to fire his revolver with his left hand until, exhausted by loss of blood, he fell and died from his wounds before aid could be administered.


Rank: Corporal, US Army

Site: Chipilly Ridge, France on August 9th, 1918

Citation: At a critical point in the action, when all the officers with his platoon had become casualties, Cpl. Allex took command of the platoon and led it forward until the advance was stopped by fire from a machinegun nest.

He then advanced alone for about 30 yards in the face of intense fire and attacked the nest. With his bayonet he killed 5 of the enemy, and when it was broken, used the butt of his rifle, capturing 15 prisoners.


Rank: Quartermaster – US Navy

Site: The USS Florence H on April 17th, 1918 Continue reading


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Trump, Rosa Parks and AliWelcome back to Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog! The organization Black Voices For Trump was launched on Friday to help campaign for the reelection of de facto Third Party President Donald Trump.

Part of President Trump’s maverick battle with the Republican Party establishment lies in the way that he has been far more successful in attracting voters of color than any Republican not named Lincoln. Polls have consistently shown between 23% and 39% of African-Americans support the President, astronomical numbers that reflect Trump’s successful outreach and accomplishments. 

Donald Trump never called racist till running against DemocratsThe prominent racists of the Republican Party like the Bush Family, Mitt Romney, Karl Rove, the National Review crowd and others seem to resent Trump for this and it fuels their attacks on him.  

Links below, but first some excerpts:

“The president celebrated his successful first term presidency, bringing unemployment for the black community to historic lows, restoring the strength of the economy, passing criminal justice reform, and creating tax-exempt opportunity zones.”

Trump black supporters even more“Trump said that Democrats had taken the black vote for granted, criticizing them for failing urban communities by opening up the Southern borders to crime and drugs and failing to reduce crime.”

“The president pointed out that the 20 most dangerous cities were run by Democrats and that 58 percent of the murder victims under 22 were African-American.”

For video click HERE

“Many prominent African-American Trump supporters joined the event audience, Continue reading


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With Veterans Day approaching here’s another look at some neglected World War One history.

arthur-r-brooks-betterARTHUR R.”RAY” BROOKS – Captain Ray Brooks graduated from MIT in 1917 and immediately volunteered to serve in the World War that the U.S. had just entered. Brooks got his first 3 kills with the 139th Squadron and 6 more after transferring to the 22nd Aero Squadron. FOUR of Captain Brooks’ kills came in one dogfight as he tackled a squadron of 8 Fokker planes single-handedly. Seriously.

In addition to those kills Ray Brooks had 4 more probables and went on to win the Distinguished Service Cross. He was nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor but was not confirmed for it, unfortunately. Brooks flew a Smith IV Spad XIII.    Continue reading

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Kayla Mueller memorialDe facto Third Party President Donald Trump received praise from the parents of Kayla Mueller, the international humanitarian worker raped and killed by Islamic State officials when Obama was in office. They praised the president for the recent raid in which Abu bakr al Baghdadi, current head of ISIS and one of Mueller’s rapists, was killed. Al Baghdadi’s likely replacement was also killed over the weekend.

Marsha Mueller expressed gratitude that their daughter and the others who were tortured and killed by ISIS have not been forgotten.

“I still say Kayla should be here, and if Obama had been as decisive as President Trump, maybe she would have been,” Marsha Mueller said.

“For me what matters most I’m hoping now we will finally get the answers we have been asking for all along,” Marsha Mueller said. “I think this administration truly might help us. I don’t think they are as closed about what happened.”

trump smilingThe Democrats at the Washington Post (Motto: Democracy dies at our hands) eulogized al Baghdadi as “an austere religious scholar” who “dies at 48.” The Democrats in Congress – all of them white-collar criminals – bemoaned the fact that President Trump wisely did not inform them of the raid beforehand, thus blocking them from leaking the information prematurely.

If they had, the raid would likely have to be called off and then the Democrats would be complaining that the administration was “inept.”

Russia and Turkey were wisely informed of the raid beforehand to prevent confusion and mixed signals. The Democrats keep acting as if ONLY Russia was informed ahead of time in accordance with their paranoid fantasy that Trump is a “Russian agent.”  

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Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the many facets of Fool Killer lore. FOR PART ONE, INCLUDING THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT, CLICK HERE 

Fool Killer 1920sAs always part of the fun comes from the way the Fool Killer – in this case James Larkin Pearson’s version in his monthly publication – took aim at politicians from both parties and at other “fools” of the day. March of 1921’s targets:

** Newly-elected Republican President Warren G Harding, who was inaugurated this month. (The change to January inaugurations did not happen until Franklin Roosevelt) Pearson and his Fool Killer referred to Harding as “a steer that the (political) bosses have broke to faithfully pull Big Business’ yoke.”

** Outgoing Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, whom they referred to as a “mule who never did nothing but act like a fool.”

** Big Businesses from around the world. The Fool Killer blamed them for large-scale unemployment and starvation.

** The way boxers could earn $100,000.00 for a prize fight but Nobel Prize winners only got (back then) $40,000.00

** The series of Russian generals that the Allies supported as the leaders of the “official” Russian government against Lenin and the Bolsheviks. (The White – as in Tsarist – Russians against the Red – as in Communist – Russians) Four generals had been so designated and all four in a row soon went down to defeat as the Russian Civil War (1920-1922) still raged. (Sadly, Pearson’s anti-plutocrat sympathies made him support the Bolsheviks for a time.)  Continue reading


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mascot new look donkey and elephant headsAs always Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog is the only site on the web that criticizes both Democrats and Republicans equally. Let me repeat something I’ve long maintained: Democrat Bill Clinton did not deserve to be impeached. It was a cheapening of the process.

I also feel that Donald Trump does not deserve to be impeached. The Democrats have driven so many of us to #WALKAWAY from their party because of their irrational fixation on Trump. We can only hope even more #WALKAWAY now that the party is launching Russian Collusion 2.0. And they’re doing it to distract from Joe and Hunter Biden’s obvious corruption. (Read the transcript yourself to see what the Democrats DON’T want the voters talking about regarding Quid Pro Joe and a little thing called Crowdstrike.)  

Remember, Nancy Pelosi and her Insane Clown Posse publicly announced the impeachment INQUIRY before they even knew what was in the transcript of the phone call President Trump made to his counterpart in the Ukraine. And by the way THE ENTIRE TRANSCRIPT (link below) shows Trump did nothing wrong. Certainly nothing impeachable.

Trump and dem impeachment cartoonBut just like the absurd witch-hunt after Bill Clinton this witch-hunt after Trump has nothing to do with facts. Nothing to do with the truth, either. It’s a Nuremberg Rally against President Trump and his supporters. As always the Democrats show the Republicans that any stupidity they ever pursued the Democrats can out-do them.

The Ukrainian president still insists Trump did not pressure him. No matter. Democrats are clearly just using this as their latest dirty trick against Trump.

WE KNOW BARACK OBAMA ASKED THE UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER YEARS AGO. No matter. Democrats are clearly just using this as their latest dirty trick against Trump. 

“THIS TIME TRUMP IS FINISHED BECAUSE OF zzzzzzzzzz.” We have been through this so many times already. On the Ukraine phone call Trump did WHAT OTHER PRESIDENTS DO ALL THE TIME but it is being treated as if it’s sinister because it’s Trump.  

** When Trump did what other Presidents have done regarding travel and immigration from designated countries the left insisted it was criminal and evil and grounds for impeachment.

** When Trump did what other Presidents have done in declaring a national emergency – in his case at the border – the left insisted it was criminal and evil and grounds for impeachment.

** EVERY SINGLE TIME Trump did what other Presidents have done countless other times the left insisted it was criminal and evil and grounds for impeachment. Insert your own Boy Who Cried Wolf joke here.  

The Democrats broke new ground in fascism in 2016 by threatening and trying to intimidate the Electoral College members after Hillary lost to get them to change their votes to her instead of Trump. That ugly precedent now means elections won’t necessarily even be over on election night … or election month … or later now that the Democrats have declared the Electors to be fair game for post-election “campaigning.” 

NOW the Democrats are taking the disastrous and destructive step of publicizing transcripts of confidential conversations between a sitting U.S. President and a foreign leader. And based on WHAT? Gossip from a leaker (they’re NOT a “whistle blower”) who NEVER HEARD THE ACTUAL CONVERSATION but overheard other people talking about it and got alarmed that it meant Trump had blackmailed the Ukrainians just like Joe Biden did. (Joe Biden has BRAGGED about what he did. It’s on video.)

Balladeer’s Blog’s readers know I despise both Democrat and Republican office-holders because they are nothing more than white-collar criminals who all mysteriously become uber-wealthy no matter what office they get elected to. SO NOW THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE ESTABLISHED THIS PRECEDENT DO YOU SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT DURING A FUTURE DEMOCRAT PRESIDENCY THE SLIMY REPUBLICANS CAN’T ALSO CONJURE UP A “WHISTLE BLOWER” AND DEMAND TRANSCRIPTS OF THEIR PHONE CALLS WITH FOREIGN LEADERS?

Remember when the then-Democrat controlled Senate got rid of the 60-vote necessity for certain presidential appointments just so they could get appointees past the “eevilll” Republicans? The Republicans  have been using that tactical precedent against the Democrats fairly effectively with Trump in office. Nice job, Democrats.

The destructive idiocy of the Democrats knows no bounds. Hell, in the 90s if the Republicans weren’t clueless and limp they could have pulled this, too, and demanded transcripts of Clinton’s phone calls with foreign leaders searching for any inartful comment that could be twisted to justify impeachment and conviction.

Remember Obama pressuring Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu regarding American aid if he did not act the way Obama wanted toward the Palestinians? Presidents FROM EITHER PARTY will need to have these conversations with other world leaders. Confidentiality is essential for both parties in the conversation.

Now the Democrats are making that a thing of the past. ANYTHING anyone says to any American President in ANY delicate situation might now be publicized if anyone wants to leak a rumor about that conversation. Hey, just try to pin something on Trump, no matter the cost. Who cares if world leaders can no longer risk having frank conversations with U.S. Presidents.

And both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have mentioned that this hullabaloo has now put Gun Control, one of the Democrats’ most fervently pushed policies, on the backburner now. Spite is a big expense in politics and the Democrats’ pathological hatred of Trump causes them to damage themselves in all kinds of ways. 

Did the Democrats forget there was an election next year? If you want Trump out, vote him out then. Continue reading


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