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FIFTEEN MORE FAILED PREDICTIONS

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Balladeer’s Blog has previously examined failed predictions on the part of “psychics,” religious figures and more. This time around here is a list of failed predictions from another belief system with its own form of apocalyptic eschatology.

*** By the year 2000 New York City will be completely submerged by rising sea levels. The sources of that prediction are legion. 

*** By the year 2020 there will be no more snow on Mount Kilimanjaro because of climate change. That was from Al Gore’s Reefer Madness-style Dire Warning flick An Inconvenient Truth plus the Vancouver Sun and others. 

*** In 2004 the Guardian predicted that nuclear and conventional wars would break out by 2020 because of scarce resources. They also predicted that multiple European cities would be under water by 2020. 

*** In 2009, authorities from the U.S. Geological Survey predicted that by 2020 Montana’s Glacier National Park would have no more glaciers. Last year a scramble began to push that date further ahead since obviously 2020 was going to come and go without that prediction coming true. Continue reading

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REMINDER OF THE JANUARY 6th PROTEST OF THE STOLEN 2020 ELECTION

Trump is like jfk

One by assassination, the other by vote fraud?

Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog is posting this reminder of the January 6th protest in Washington D.C. over the forever-tainted 2020 presidential election results. Just as few now doubt that Samuel Tilden and not Rutherford B Hayes really won the 1876 election or that George W Bush stole the year 2000 election the 2020 election apparently will be remembered for the way America’s cesspool of corruption which masquerades as a government stole the election from de facto Third Party President Donald Trump.

This is not a partisan issue. Regular readers know I despise both the Republicans AND the Democrats and would love to see both parties splinter into multiple smaller parties in order to break their stranglehold on our government. Just like John F Kennedy, Trump has been about the only president to rock the corrupt Washington boat. It looks like the next decades will follow the JFK assassination pattern – more and more people will acknowledge a coverup and a virtual industry will thrive with books and documentaries about the mountain of evidence regarding election fraud this year. Continue reading

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BEST OF 2020: AUGUST

Balladeer’s Blog’s year-end retrospective continues with this look at August’s best:

Latitude Zero posterLATITUDE ZERO (1969) – Long unavailable, this Japanese and American sci-fi monster tale features an underwater civilization and stars Joseph Cotten and Cesar Romero as good and evil scientists, respectively. Click HERE.

JASMYNE CONTOURS, A MARTIN LUTHER KING PERSON OF COURAGE, TAKES ON DEMOCRAT HYPOCRISY – Click HERE.

DJANGO: AN OPERA VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL 1966 MOVIE – Another look at adapting an unexpected work in opera form. Click HERE.

SHARYL ATTKISSON EXPOSES THE BIASES OF SELF-PROCLAIMED “FACT CHECKERS” – It’s no secret that “fact checkers” are really anything but. Click HERE.

Mandarin appearsTHE FIRST TWENTY IRON MAN STORIES FROM THE 1960s – Cold War and Vietnam War-era stories featuring the armored superhero. Click HERE.

LAS VEGAS, NM AND THE DODGE CITY GANG – The tawdry TRUE tale of a wild western town and the violent outlaws who tried to run the town and its vicinity. Click HERE.

DEMOCRATS STEP UP THEIR WAR ON THE REST OF US – Violence, riots, vote fraud and more as Democrats become the combined Nazis and Mafia of our time. Click HERE.

THE KINDRED (1987) – A review of the oddball 1987 horror film from Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow. Click HERE Continue reading

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2020’s DISPUTED ELECTION: SOME OF THE LATEST

2020 election itemsIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at the latest on de facto Third Party President Trump’s 4th Quarter drive down the field with time running out. The cesspool of corruption which masquerades as America’s government has already been planning to get back to crooked business as usual but Trump continues to fight for the working class and the poor, demanding $2,000 apiece instead of the token $600 that Pelosi and her fellow Democrats wanted. But they gave plenty of money to their corporate “donors” though. Even heroic Democrat Tulsi Gabbard blasted her fellow Democrats about it.

*** UPDATE *** – SHARYL ATTKISSON: BY THE NUMBERS, PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKES THE CASE FOR WIDESPREAD ELECTION FRAUD.

ANOTHER MOVE TO DECERTIFY GEORGIA’S FRAUDULENT RESULTS

TRUMP’S LATEST WHITE HOUSE VIDEO ABOUT ELECTORAL FRAUD AND THE ONGOING CASES.

“YES IT WAS A STOLEN ELECTION.” Continue reading

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BEST OF 2020: JULY

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

Not Dangerous Dan TuckerDANGEROUS DAN: NEGLECTED GUNSLINGER – Another look at a forgotten gunslinger whose life was at least as exciting as any of the big names from the old west. Click HERE.

DEFY DEMOCRAT TYRANTS THIS FOURTH OF JULY – A look at the Democrats’ many offenses against the rest of us, while they consider themselves fit to dictate the conditions under which we live. Click HERE.

SUPERHERO PANTHEON OF HARVEY COMICS – Decades ago Harvey focused on superheroes like the Human Meteor, Black Cat, Spirit of 76 and Doctor Miracle plus so many others. Click HERE.

RipleyAMERICA: PART OF THE ALIEN FRANCHISE – With Democrats as the Xenomorphs, Republicans as Weyland-Yutani Corporation and the rest of us as the humans trying to survive. Click HERE.

JOHN BULL – The neglected British gunslinger whose real name is still unknown. Click HERE.

SUPERHERO PANTHEON OF FOUR STAR PUBLICATIONS – Forgotten 1940s and 1950s superheroes like the Grenade, Torpedoman, Yankee Girl and Red Rocket. Click HERE.  

Maverick movieMAVERICK (1994): MOVIE REVIEW – A detailed look at the movie and the James Garner television series which preceded it. Click HERE.

MARTIN LUTHER KING PERSON OF COURAGE LEO TERRELL ENDORSES TRUMP – Trump doubled his share of the African-American vote from 2016, getting the largest share of that vote of any nominal Republican in several decades. Click HERE.

MORE COOL BUT NEGLECTED FOOTBALL HELMETS – From teams like the Railsplitters, the Electrons and more! Click HERE. Continue reading

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BEST OF 2020: JUNE

Balladeer’s Blog’s end of year retrospective continues with this look at June’s best:

Five Hundred CaratsINSPECTOR LIPINZKI: RIVALS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1973) – The best episode of Season Two involved this detective investigating the spectacular theft of a huge diamond. Click HERE.

DEMOCRATS HAVE A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE … WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT – It often seems like in America you’re only as free as the most intolerant Democrat allows you to be. Click HERE

THE ARTIFICIAL MAN (1884): ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION – The tale of an artificially designed human being. Click HERE.

Captain America OneTHE FIRST TWENTY CAPTAIN AMERICA STORIES OF THE 1940s – The Golden Age adventures of the red white and blue superhero. Click HERE.

JOURNALISTS AGREE THAT DEMOCRAT BIAS HAS KILLED THEIR PROFESSION’S CREDIBILITY – The title says it all. Click HERE.

PRIZE COMICS SUPERHERO PANTHEON – Another 1940s group of superheroes who are all but forgotten. Click HERE.

riots cartoonVICTIMS OF THE DEMOCRAT RIOTERS SPEAK OUT – The victims of color who suffered through the Democrat riots this year were ignored by the Democrats’ media outlets. Click HERE.

FOOL KILLER: MAY 1911 – James Larkin Pearson’s version of the Fool Killer continues his career. Click HERE.

DEMOCRAT VOTE FRAUD SCANDALS IN NEW JERSEY AND WISCONSIN – Yes, even in June more and more Democrat vote fraud scandals were making the news. Click HERE.

DEFECTIVE DETECTIVES (1971) – A BBC show with Max Carrados the blind detective and others. Click HERE. Continue reading

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TWENTY MORE ITEMS ABOUT THE FOREVER-TAINTED 2020 ELECTION

Trump is like jfk

One by assassination, the other by vote fraud?

Balladeer’s Blog presents another Top 20 list for 2020. This one about the hilariously blatant election fraud from America’s cesspool of political corruption. It is for our generation onward what the Kennedy assassination was to previous generations. And it’s no secret what really happened nor is it a secret that Deep State coverups followed both events. If you believe there was no coverup after the JFK assassination you probably also believe Joe Biden won in 2020. You probably believe George W Bush actually won in the year 2000, too.

EXCELLENT LAYOUT OF DETAILS ABOUT THE ELECTION FRAUD.

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE CONFIRMS ELECTION FRAUD HAPPENED.

NEVADA’S JESSE BINNALL’S OPENING STATEMENT TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ELECTION FRAUD IN THAT STATE.

ELECTION THEFT TO A DEGREE NEVER SEEN BEFORE IN AMERICA.

ELECTION IRREGULARITIES IN SIX STATES. Continue reading

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YES, SEVEN STATES SELECTED ALTERNATE ELECTORS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

Trump is like jfk

One by assassination, the other by vote fraud?

Given how career criminal Hillary Clinton still tries to pretend she won the 2016 election and how Stacey Abrams still insists she won the Georgia governor’s race I’m glad to see President Trump and his supporters still fighting the good fight against the blatant vote fraud in the forever-tainted 2020 election. 

Yesterday seven states selected alternate Electors for Trump instead of Biden. (link below) What that means is that those slates of Electors are in place IF the president’s ongoing legal AND/OR Constitutional challenges in certain cases prevail. This helps keep the indefatigable Donald Trump’s desperation 4th Quarter drive down the field alive into January. 

The seven states were Arizona, Georgia, Michigan (despite the Democrat governor’s fascist attempt to block it), Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Their electoral votes – IF Trump and his supporters can prevail – would restore the election’s rightful outcome as a Trump victory. And for updates in all the ongoing court cases see the link below. INCLUDING THE TRUMP COURT WIN ABOUT PUBLISHING THE RESULTS OF THE ANTRIM COUNTY AUDIT.

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BEST OF 2020: APRIL

Balladeer’s Blog’s end of year retrospective continues with this look at April’s best:

mars menMARS MEN (1976) MOVIE REVIEW – My review of the Thailand/ Japan/ Taiwan monster movie mashup. Click HERE.

THE HISTORY OF AN EXTINCT PLANET (1884): ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION – Plenty of brilliant concepts in this neglected sci-fi gem. Click HERE.

THE GUARDIAN’S MELANIE PHILLIPS: WHY I LEFT THE LEFT – She speaks for so many of us. Click HERE

STALKER (1976-1976): SWORD AND SORCERY SERIES – For this look at a combination Witcher, Conan and Game of Thrones click HERE.

THE INVISIBLE MAN (1984) – Forgotten British television adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic. Click HERE.

GeorgesGEORGES (1843): Alexandre Dumas’ novel about a swashbuckling swordsman fighting slavery. Click HERE.

DAYBREAK (1896): ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION – The moon hits the Earth, plus Mars’ equivalent of Jesus? Click HERE.

APRIL FOOL’S DAY WITH THE FOOL KILLER – A quick guide to the original Fool Killer Letters of the 1800s and beyond. Click HERE.

ToomorrowTOOMORROW (1970) – My movie review of Olivia Newton John’s deep dark secret. Click HERE.

TRUMP’S PAYROLL PROTECTION PROGRAM FURTHERS HIS FDR IMAGE – As I’ve said before, de facto Third Party President Donald Trump has been the best president of my lifetime when it comes to his aid for the working class and the poor. Click HERE.

A PLUNGE INTO SPACE (1890): ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION – A Steampunk journey to Mars. Click HERE.

TOP MOVIES OF SHINYA TSUKAMOTO – Balladeer’s Blog looks at the director’s best HERE.

rivals of sherlockDOCTOR THORNDYKE – A rival of Sherlock Holmes in a great mystery adapted for television. Click HERE.

THE AMERICAN GIRLS (1978): FORGOTTEN TELEVISION – Female reporters as the new Charlie’s Angels? Click HERE. Continue reading

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REJECTED SUPREME COURT NOMINEES

For assorted reasons the Supreme Court is being much discussed in recent months. Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at the various Supreme Court nominees who were REJECTED by the Senate. I’m omitting John Rutledge since – because he was a recess appointment – he actually served as Chief Justice for one of the Court’s terms before the official Senate vote rejecting his nomination by President Washington.

Alexander WolcottALEXANDER WOLCOTT

Gang Affiliation: Democratic-Republican Party

Senate Vote: On February 13th, 1811, the Senate rejected Wolcott’s nomination by President James Madison by a vote of 24 nays and 9 yeas.

Ostensible Reasons For The Rejection: The Federalist Party Senators and the Federalist Party media outlets clobbered Wolcott over his enforcement of the controversial Embargo and Non-Intercourse Acts while serving as Customs Inspector in Connecticut.

              Second – and most importantly – his limited legal experience was cited as a definite hindrance to serving on the highest court in the land. (Ya think?)  

John C SpencerJOHN C SPENCER

Gang Affiliation: Whig Party

Senate Vote: On January 31st, 1844, the Senate rejected Spencer’s nomination by President John Tyler by a tight vote of 26 nays and 21 yeas.

Ostensible Reasons For the Rejection: Spencer had accepted the position of Secretary of War and later Secretary of the Treasury under President Tyler, alienating fellow Whigs who saw him as a traitor for not showing solidarity with them against Tyler. This rejection was part of a virtual war between the Executive and Legislative Branches following John Tyler’s succession to the presidency following the death in office of Whig President William Henry Harrison. Continue reading

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