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STRAY CATS: LOOK AT THAT CADILLAC

Balladeer’s Blog’s recurring item Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead returns with this look at the Stray Cats song Look At That Cadillac

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BEST OF SEPTEMBER 2018

Balladeer’s Blog’s end of the year retrospective continues with September’s best:

Joe MagaracJOE MAGARAC: NEGLECTED AMERICAN FOLKTALE – What Paul Bunyan was to lumberjacks, what John Henry was to railroad men and what Pecos Bill was to cowboys, Joe Magarac was to workers in Steel Mills.

Balladeer’s Blog examined Steel Man folktales and legends from both before AND after Joe Magarac’s rise to fame among Polish-American steel workers in Pennsylvania. CLICK HERE

MatewanTHREE LABOR DAY MOVIES – In honor of Labor Day Weekend I reviewed three films that are very appropriate for that holiday.

That trio of movies:

Matewan (1987), Eight Men Out (1988) and The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979). To read the reviews CLICK HERE  

Apollo 12 patchAPOLLO MISSIONS TWELVE THROUGH SEVENTEEN – Since the lion’s share of the attention always goes to the Apollo 11 moon landing I decided nothing could be more Balladeer’s Blog-ish than to cover the subsequent moon missions instead.

For a concise breakdown on those six missions just CLICK HERE

Trump the EstablishmentTHREE BOOKS FROM THE GREAT DON SURBER – The one and only Don Surber churned out three of the most riveting and refreshingly offbeat political chronicles of recent years.

For Don’s books Trump the Press, Trump the Establishment and Fake News Follies of 2017 you can simply CLICK RIGHT HERE  

alien covenant 2RECENT MOVIES: SOME REVIEWS – Instead of the old Golden Turkeys or obscure foreign films that I usually review I gave in to reader requests and posted my takes on assorted recent big-name releases.

For my reviews of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Alien: Covenant, The Last Jedi, Trumbo and Ocean’s 8, as well as micro-reviews of Justice League and Avengers: Infinity War CLICK HERE 

Babe for TrumpBABES FOR TRUMP INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT – Beauty and brains and a daring, iconoclastic nature!

Those words perfectly describe the strong women and positive role models who participated in this account.

CLICK HERE 

LINKAPALOOZA: SEPTEMBER 17th – I linked to multiple news items that tended to get overlooked. Click HERE

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OBAMA’S COVERUP OF HEZB’ALLAH DRUG RING: THE INVESTIGATION HE SHUT DOWN IS REOPENED

 

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GARBAGE. ABSOLUTE GARBAGE AND THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER.

Even left-wing Politico has admitted how Barack Obama – in one of the MANY scandals of his administration – stymied an investigation into a Hezb’allah/ Hezbollah drug ring EVEN AS IT WAS SMUGGLING COCAINE INTO THE UNITED STATES (again, per Politico and others).

The weak, inept and crooked Obama is said to have blocked that investigation into terror financing at the behest of Iran in order to ensure that Barack’s long-discredited “deal” which benefited only Iran would go through.

Happily, de facto Third Party President Donald Trump has done his best to extricate the U.S. from much of Obama’s corrupt bargain, parts of which would have made Barack pretty much the father of an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program. 

Trumping Obama's legacyAnd, even better, the Trump Department of Justice has reopened the investigation.

Politico had one of the most concise outlines of the drug ring, of the DEA’s Project Cassandra investigation of the ring AND of Obama thwarting the investigation when he was President. Collusion with Iran, you might say.

From Politico: 

“In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.

“The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.

“Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.”

Politico continued: Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CAROL-A-THON SONG: “SING A CHRISTMAS CAROL” FROM SCROOGE

Balladeer’s Blog’s 9th Annual Christmas Carol-A-Thon continues with this song from the 1970 musical Scrooge

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DEFY DEMOCRAT DOGMA: WE DON’T HAVE TO ACCEPT THEIR OPINIONS AS FACTS

mascot new look donkey and elephant headsHere at Balladeer’s Blog I have repeatedly pointed out that the Democrats have trapped themselves in a faith-based worldview that is as dogmatic and irrational as any religion. They seem to feel that the rest of us are only as free as they permit us to be. 

What I find unforgivable is the way they have become so intolerant and totalitarian that they seek to ostracize, isolate or destroy anyone who points out their flawed thinking. With “news” outlets and Silicon Valley technofascists helping them it’s like living in a theocracy run by left-wing Archie Bunkers.    

THE REST OF US DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE ACCORDING TO THE FALSE PREMISES AND IRRATIONAL ASSERTIONS OF DEMOCRATS.

*** DEMOCRATS IRRATIONALLY INSIST THAT THERE IS SUCH A THING AS “THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY” AND, CONVENIENTLY, THEY PRETEND THAT ALL OF THEIR POLITICAL POSITIONS PLACE THEM ON THAT SIDE. It’s tough to list all the ways that this absurd assertion is wrong. First, any perspective on “the right side of history” depends on how many years ahead you go.

For instance, people opposing the rise of the Nazis in the late 1920s could have found Nazis taunting them that their opposition placed them “on the wrong side of history.” Go forward two more decades and those taunts – like today’s silly jibes of pretentious Democrats – are exposed for what they really are.

Second, the Democrats insist on practicing censorship, black-listing, destruction of due process, and prejudicial treatment based purely on people’s skin colors. Such practices have never put ANYONE on that fictional “right side of history.”

Third, Democrats’ loud, preening obsession with being “on the right side of history” is really just a cowardly endorsement of surrendering to the seeming inevitable – no matter how short-lived that inevitability turns out to be. (Again, think of opponents of the Nazis in the late 1920s.) How about having enough backbone to form YOUR OWN positions without regard to the speculated viewpoints of people in the far future?    

SnobFourth, Democrats assert that being on “the right side of history” means striving to live their lives in such a way that people every bit as pretentious and snobbish as they are will sit around in the future sipping wine and pompously expressing approval of the worldview and political opinions that today’s Democrat Fundamentalists held while alive. No one alive today knows how the people of the future will feel about any of us or about our worldview.

If anything history has shown that people – ESPECIALLY the self-congratulatory asses called Democrats – take great delight in loudly and repeatedly condemning people of the past for (GASP) having opinions that differ from their own. It takes no courage and little effort to put on an air of moral superiority toward long-dead human beings.

That being said it’s more likely that Democrats of the future will look down on even the most self-consciously “progressive” Puritans of today as hopelessly misguided or simply ignorant.

Those future Democrat Fundamentalists very well may just sit around sipping wine and reassuring each other that they are morally superior to every Democrat of this era for not having THE EXACT SAME opinions as they do regarding race, gender, etc . Exactly like pompous Democrats of today do with people of the past. 

The obsessive conformity, status-anxiety and insecurities of Democrats prevent them from questioning their narrow-minded political dogma and thereby realizing that their own condemnation of figures from long ago is every bit as much of a shallow, meaningless pose as the attitude that may be shown by Democrats of the future.      Continue reading

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ALYSSA MILANO RECOMMENDS “BARACK OBAMA IS AFRAID OF SHARYL ATTKISSON”

Barack is afraid of SharylPrivileged white one percenter Alyssa Milano told a non-existent reporter for Balladeer’s Blog that for Christmas she recommends the new book BARACK OBAMA IS AFRAID OF SHARYL ATTKISSON: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE SHENANIGANS OF AMERICA’S 44th PRESIDENT.

It’s written by Daniel Alman and explores the countless scandals, misdeeds and outright crimes of the weak, inept and crooked little man named Barack “He used tear-gas on children at the Mexican border, too” Obama. Alman’s book is drenched in well-researched details and is separated into chapters like: 

Chapter 1: Trying to silence the media

Chapter 2: Less transparent than Nixon

Chapter 3: Sharyl Attkisson (Note from Balladeer: Sharyl is the 21st Century Ida Tarbell)

5: IRS Scandal

6: Fast and Furious

7: Bill Ayers

11: Democrats criticize Obamacare

12: Unions criticize Obamacare

13: No, you can’t keep your insurance

Barack is afraid 215: Benghazi

16: Dinesh D’Souza

17: If Obama had a son

21: Solyndra

22: Voter ID

23: Education

24: Sharia law and Islamic terrorism

25: Civil liberties

Alyssa Milano26: Hillary Clinton

30: Miscellaneous

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You can buy the paperback version at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1730800769.

You can buy the amazon kindle version at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K53ZN9F.

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PAUL SIMON: MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION

Balladeer’s Blog’s Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead returns with a shoutout to the very old Paul Simon with his song Mother and Child Reunion. This goes out to two very special ladies.

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