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ARIZONA’S RED GHOST (1883-1893)

red gh of arizonaARIZONA’S RED GHOST – From 1883 to 1893 Arizona was the home to multiple sightings of a monstrous four-legged creature with red fur ridden by a skeletal man or ghost. Unlike most legends that center around ghosts or cryptids, this one ends with physical remains and a rational explanation grounded in history.

Let’s start with the first documented encounter with the Red Ghost aka Fantasia Colorado in the spring of 1883. Near Eagle’s Ridge, AZ a pair of men left their ranch house to check on their cattle. Their wives and children were together in one house for safety while they were gone.

One of the wives went out to get water from a nearby spring and soon a blood-curdling scream was heard as well as sounds of physical violence. The second wife looked out a window and saw “a huge, reddish colored beast” ridden by “a devilish looking creature.” She ran outside and found the first wife’s body dead, trampled nearly flat and surrounded by several prints left by what seemed to be cloven hooves.

masc graveyard smallerWhen the two husbands returned, they saw the woman’s remains and followed the tracks until they petered out, finding red fur in bushes and tree branches along the path of whatever had killed the unfortunate wife. The Mohave County Miner newspaper stated that the coroner’s report found that the death had happened by “some manner unknown”.

Mere days later, the beast and its ghastly rider were responsible for rampaging through a miner’s camp late one night. Once again, odd footprints that were too large for a horse and tufts of red fur were left behind. Already, the human tendency toward embellishment was creeping in, as the miners claimed the Red Ghost was thirty feet tall. Continue reading

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NINETEEN MARTIN LUTHER KING PEOPLE OF COURAGE

For this holiday weekend here are nineteen Martin Luther King People of Courage in this seasonal favorite. Their bravery and fortitude in the face of all the racist hostility and threats they get from Democrats is very inspiring. 

lloyd-marcus-2LLOYD MARCUS – Balladeer’s Blog has previously showcased items by the courageous Lloyd Marcus. Here he is absolutely nailing it when it comes to the rot and sickness which have driven so many of us away from the Democrats. The link is below, but first some excerpts: Continue reading

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JANUARY 13th IN HISTORY

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Today is January 13th, which also happens to be a Friday. On past instances of Friday the 13th, Balladeer’s Blog has done posts about the 1907 novel Friday the 13th, about the PRE-Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th horror movie, about one of the 50 Shades of Grey movies hitting theaters on Friday the 13th, and about the airing of Friday the 13th Part 3D on an old movie host show in the 1980s.

For today, I’ll take a look at noteworthy events on other January 13ths, most of which were not Fridays, but what the hell?

888 A.D. – Charles the Fat’s successor, Count Odo of Paris assumes the throne as King of West Francia.

1404 – The English Parliament passes the Act of Multipliers, making it illegal for alchemists to use their abilities to transmute lesser substances into precious metals. The outdated and buffoonish Paul Krugman probably believes that such legislation is still necessary.

1605 – The satirical comedy Eastward Ho!, by Ben Jonson and two co-authors, offends England’s King James, who has two of the authors imprisoned. Here in 2023 it is mostly emotional cripples on social media that want people imprisoned or worse for offending them.    Continue reading

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NEWS, MEMES AND POLITICAL CARTOONS: JANUARY 11th

Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at some of the latest in current events.

biden regime dumpster fireKARMIC JUSTICE: UNFIT JOE BIDEN BESIEGED BY HIS OWN CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS SCANDAL – ONE THAT IS ACTUALLY REAL AND IS FAR WORSE THAN THE ONE HIS CORRUPT FBI TRIED TO PIN ON TRUMP. Hilarious! More HERE. And HERE. And HERE. And HERE. And HERE.

And remember, even the Democrats at the Jeff Bezos Post were forced to admit Trump was cleared of any wrongdoing in the atrocious Mar-a-Lago raid.

biden ordered through the mailBUNGLING BIDEN LEFT CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS WITH HIS “THINK TANK” THAT RECEIVED FIFTY-FOUR POINT SIX MILLION DOLLARS IN “CONTRIBUTIONS” (yeah, right) FROM CHINA.

BIDEN REGIME CALLED OUT OVER COVERING UP THIS CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS SCANDAL UNTIL AFTER THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS. Joe Biden is unfit, illegit and entirely corrupt.

Biden clownCONGRESS TO FINALLY RELEASE 14,000 HOURS OF JANUARY 6th FOOTAGE THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE KEPT HIDDEN. So, expect additional exculpatory evidence to be forthcoming.

OHIO BECOMES THE LATEST STATE TO TAKE FURTHER MEASURES AGAINST VOTE FRAUD. Here’s hoping that the corrupt voting antics from the forever-tainted 2020 election never happen again if more states take action like this. Continue reading

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NEWS ROUNDUP: DECEMBER 26th

Christmas is a great time to take a break from the harsh realities of the daily headlines, but today Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog dives back into current events with this latest news roundup.

biden gestapoFURTHER REVELATIONS ABOUT HOW THE FBI (Fuggedda Bout Integrity), the CIA AND OTHER GESTAPO-LIKE ORGANIZATIONS USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO CENSOR THE REST OF US. More HERE. And HERE.

SEVEN OF JOE BIDEN’S BIGGEST LIES OF 2022.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR SENTENCED TO TWENTY-FIVE YEARS FOR EXPLOITING UNDERAGE GIRLS. Democrats, can you please leave children alone?

SURVEY: MAJORITY OF AMERICANS FEEL THAT BIDEN’S DISASTROUS ECONOMY IS GETTING EVEN WORSE . Continue reading

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WASHINGTON DC’s CESSPOOL OF CORRUPTION ROLLS ALONG …

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With the end of 2022 fast approaching, Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog notes just a few of the latest acts of destruction inflicted on the rest of us by the career white-collar criminals who hold office via the Democrat and Republican Parties.

*** NEW – AND YET ANOTHER STATE SUPREME COURT – DELAWARE THIS TIME – STRIKES DOWN VOTE BY MAIL (Cheat by Mail). Also strikes down election day registration. (And remember, Vote by Mail is NOT the same thing as absentee voting.) At any rate, even more of those unconstitutional mail in ballots should never have been counted.

intelligence community thugsBIDENGATE CONTINUES AS THE LATEST TWITTER EXPOSURE REVEALS THE FBI ACTED AS A VIRTUAL INTELLIGENCE ASSET FOR THE BIDENS. More on the latest Twitter files HERE. And HERE.

REPUBLICAN SENATOR “COCAINE MITCH” MCCONNELL, OWNED BY CHINA, BLUNTLY TELLS AMERICANS THAT HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES CARE NOTHING ABOUT THEIR CONSTITUENTS

biden fbi electionsTWITTER FILES REVEAL THAT THE PREVIOUS REGIME AT TWITTER COOPERATED WITH THE U.S. MILITARY ON PSYOPS AND OTHER EFFORTS. Joe Biden’s corporate fascist kleptocracy and its functionaries are the worst of the worst. The election interference was just the tip of the iceberg.

FRESHLY EXPOSED EMAILS FURTHER DEMONSTRATE PRIVILEGED WHITE ONE PERCENTER NANCY PELOSI’S INCOMPETENCE. More HERE. And HERE. Typical of Nancy, she failed, then blamed everyone else. 

EVEN MORE INFORMATION COMES OUT ABOUT BIG TECH AND ITS PARTISAN ALLIES INTERFERING IN THE 2020 ELECTION. As I’ve long said, the 2020 presidential election was at least as corrupt and tainted as the 1876 and year 2000 presidential elections.

THE FASCISTS WHO RUN AMERICA’S “INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES” WAGE WAR ON POLITICAL OPPONENTS. One of the reasons I used to be a Democrat before becoming an Independent Voter was because the Democrats USED TO be openly critical of the abuses of America’s thuggish CIA, FBI, NSA, etc. Not anymore. Now Democrats are fine with using those agencies against all dissenting opinions. More HERE.

BRITISH NEWS OUTLET COVERS THE CIA AND FBI INFESTATION AT SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER BIG TECH GIANTS. The worst such abuses since the 1970s. Continue reading

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FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: DECEMBER 19th

educa smallerTime once again for an edition of Balladeer’s Blog’s recurring feature Faculty Lounge Fascist Roundup.

DETROIT SCHOOL DISTRICT REMOVES BEN CARSON’S NAME FROM HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE HE DARES TO NOT BE A DEMOCRAT. Long after the Democrats’ plantations were shut down in the Civil War, that political party STILL thinks it “owns” African-Americans. Democrats feel people of color are only permitted to belong to their party.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY’S NEW LIST OF BANNED WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS IS ABSURD. More HERE.

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INVOLVE FOURTH GRADERS IN GENDER TRANSITIONING CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS REGARDING A TRANS CHILD WHO ALLEGEDLY “KNEW” HE WAS A GIRL AT AGE TWO. Democrats, can you please leave children alone? Continue reading

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DECEMBER 12th NEWS, MEMES AND POLITICAL CARTOONS

Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog presents another look at recent news, memes and political cartoons.

biden crime family memeJOE BIDEN’S WAR ON THE PRESS TARGETS “TODAY NEWS AFRICA” REPORTER SIMON ATEBA. More racist and oppressive hostility from the execrable Biden.

DEMOCRAT MAXINE WATERS CALLED OUT FOR HER AND HER PARTY’S CORRUPTION IN THE FTX SCANDAL. More HERE. Apparently because Sam Bankman-Fried donated tens of millions of dollars to the Democrats, it looks like he may go unpunished for his misdeeds.

     As I observed long ago, bloated rich pigs switched their support to the Democrats once it became obvious that they were much more skilled at pandering to modern Robber Barons than the inept Republicans ever were.  

JACK DORSEY, THE PRE-ELON MUSK HEAD OF TWITTER, CALLED OUT FOR THE WAY HE AND HIS FELLOW DEMOCRATS FAILED TO BAN CHILD PORN LIKE MUSK IS DOING. More about the pre-Musk pedophile problem at Twitter HERE. Plus, an analysis of Twitter’s pre-Musk failure to deal with child porn HERE. One of the most disgusting examples HERE. Democrats, can you please leave children alone?

Biden crime family underboss Hunter BidenAND YET ANOTHER COVERUP OF BIDEN CRIME FAMILY CORRUPTION IS UNRAVELING. Republican President Warren G. Harding and the Ohio Gang were amateurs compared to the Biden Gang. 

BIDEN REGIME OFFICIAL SAM BRINTON CALLED OUT OVER ANOTHER THEFT. More HERE, and HERE. The Biden Crime Family and their minions are such a bizarre collection of stooges, crooks and graft-grabbers.

AND STILL ANOTHER DEMOCRAT LEAVES THAT PARTY, THIS TIME IN NEW YORK. So many of us who decided to #WALKAWAY from that political party can understand. Unfortunately, this one became a Republican instead of an Independent. Continue reading

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BOMBSHELL TWITTER REVELATIONS EXPOSE EVEN MORE EVIDENCE THAT THE 2020 ELECTION WAS HOPELESSLY TAINTED AND CORRUPT

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“I didn’t really win mine, either.”

Here at Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog I’ve never shied away from expressing my opinion that Republican George W. Bush did not really win the year 2000 election and Democrat Joe Biden did not really win the 2020 election. I also state that Republican Rutherford B. Hayes did not really win the 1876 election.

Uninformed and historically illiterate partisan fanatics tend to be okay with my remarks about Bush not really winning, but fall to pieces when I point out that Joe Biden did not really win in 2020.

trump on votingTo all my previous blog posts about the overwhelming evidence that Biden was “selected, not elected” we can now add the recent FLOOD of Elon Musk’s revelations about how his predecessors at Twitter also participated in the Democrat/ Corporate Fascist cheating and worse in 2020. They wanted career criminal Joe Biden installed and did not care what they had to do to bring it about. They even made “By any means necessary” their public slogan.

Time Magazine even bragged about the fixing of the 2020 election, under the illusion that everyone approved of the abuse, fraud and theft. (Note how their article bare-facedly refers to the cheating as “saving” the 2020 election.)

AND REMEMBER, THE BELOW REVELATIONS ARE IN ADDITION TO ALL THE “CHEAT BY MAIL” AND OTHER MISDEEDS ALREADY EXPOSED ABOUT THE 2020 ELECTION. THE “BIG LIE” IS THAT BIDEN WON A FAIR ELECTION.

*** NEW – EXCELLENT BREAKDOWN ON HOW THE BIDEN SCANDALS EXPOSED BY HUNTER BIDEN’S LAPTOP REPRESENTED A FATAL BLOW TO JOE BIDEN’S 2020 CAMPAIGN. For Biden to be installed, the Democrats and their Corporate Fascist allies HAD to cover up the story.

BIDEN CAMPAIGN AND DEMOCRAT PARTY COLLUDED WITH TWITTER TO SWING THE 2020 ELECTION.

democrat media attacking elonELON MUSK HEROICALLY EXPOSES EVEN MORE CORRUPTION SURROUNDING THE 2020 ELECTION. No wonder Democrats are trying so hard to destroy him.

LATEST REVELATIONS: “EVERYONE KNEW”.

FURTHER OUTLINES REGARDING TWITTER’S CONTRIBUTION TO TAINTING THE 2020 ELECTION “BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.” 

THE AVALANCHE OF BOMBSHELLS CONTINUES.

EVEN MORE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE BIDEN CRIME FAMILY REVELATIONS.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FBI AND CORPORATE FASCISTS TIPPING THE ELECTION AND CENSORING NEWS ABOUT IT. Continue reading

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FOOL KILLER PART 66: JULY 1913

Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the many facets of Fool Killer lore. FOR PART ONE, INCLUDING THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT IN THE 1850s, CLICK HERE

Fool Killer wardrobePART 66 – Some of the Fool Killer’s targets on both sides of the aisle in the July of 1913 edition of James Larkin Pearson’s version of the folk figure:

*** Democrat Walter Hines Page, President Woodrow Wilson’s Ambassador to Great Britain. Page was part of the plutocrat or “plute” class that Pearson and his Fool Killer despised. Page had provoked Pearson’s ire through his public claims of simple living, all while he was renting a $20,000 per year mansion in England for himself, an enormous amount for the time.

*** Modern day gun owners. Pearson and his depiction of the Fool Killer defy categorization, since the attitudes expressed would annoy people on both the political right and the political left. Going back to 1910, Pearson’s Fool Killer openly disdained gun ownership in the 20th Century, yet many of his other positions would be placed on the political right.

*** Pearson’s fellow Christians, whom he thought bestowed most of their affection to the devil with their lifestyles, rather than to God. Here we see a position usually attributed to the political right. One of the intriguing things in every installment is the way Pearson and his Fool Killer cannot be pigeon-holed as left-wing or right-wing. Continue reading

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