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BEST OF SEPTEMBER 2022

Balladeer’s Blog’s annual end of year retrospective concludes with this look at September’s best. October and November were too recent to need examining.

bl sadMODERN PARODY HALL OF FAME – My look at NINETEEN of the greatest comedies which parodied entire genres or specific movies. Needless to say, expected films like Blazing Saddles, Airplane, plus Monty Python and the Holy Grail got inducted into this Hall of Fame, but many unexpected and/or obscure examples made the list, too. Click HERE.

POLITICAL CARTOON AND MEME ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 16th – You can take a look at them HERE.

THE EMPEROR OF THE AIR (1910) – “Ancient” science fiction. Disgruntled scientists band together to create a futuristic flying fortress with which they wage war on the world at large. Their headquarters is a high-tech compound in Spain. Read it HERE.

chase logoCHASE (1973-1974) – From Balladeer’s Blog’s Forgotten Television category came this review of Chase, a one-season series about a special police unit that used experts on motorcycles, helicopters, speedboats and other such vehicles. HERE

TRANSGRESS WITH ME: SEPTEMBER 8th – The latest installment of this recurring segment that is only for the daring and the iconoclastic. It’s HERE.

red sonya for realROBERT E. HOWARD’S REAL RED SONYA (1934) – My review of the only story that THE Robert E. Howard ever wrote about his often-misrepresented woman warrior Red Sonya (not Sonja). He depicted her in action during the 1520s, not during the same time period as Conan the Barbarian. Read it HERE.

SASHA STONE DISCUSSES HER CONTEMPT FOR JOE BIDEN AND HIS REGIME – It can be found HERE.

samson in islamSAMSON MYTHS AS DEPICTED IN ANCIENT ISLAMIC LITERATURE – I examine the differences and similarities to more widely known Samson tales HERE.

HEADLINE ROUNDUP – More political scandals than even Tammany Hall could have spawned. HERE.

FOOL KILLER: MAY 1913 – This edition of James Larkin Pearson’s version of the folk figure targets the Democrat and Republican Parties, a faulty tuberculosis vaccine, the newly-formed government in China, and calls out the Pope for being political rather than sticking to religion. You can read it HERE. Continue reading

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BEST OF AUGUST 2022

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

day time endedBRIDE OF WILLIAM SHATNER – My review of several movies featuring Marcy Lafferty-Shatner, William Shatner’s wife from 1973-1996. I take a look at Marcy’s appearances in Paper Man, Coffee, Tea or Me?, Hunter, Stat, Want a Ride, Little Girl?, Kingdom of the Spiders, The Day Time Ended and a Bacardi Rum short with Bill at her side. Click HERE.

NEWS ROUNDUP: AUGUST 1st – Many virtually unbelievable examples of political corruption and incompetence. You can read about them HERE.

365 days365 DAYS (2020) – The hilariously bad movie version of the equally lame novel that combined the worst elements of Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey with Dark Mafia “romances.” My review is HERE.

POLITICAL CARTOONS: AUGUST 8th – See them HERE.

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S NEGLECTED CHARACTER TURLOGH DUBH – My review of Howard’s three stories about this ancient Irish warrior is HERE

LIFE HERE IN CROOKED JOE BIDEN’S CORPORATE FASCIST KLEPTOCRACY – Some Banana Republic dictators are more honest and less abusive than the Biden Regime. HERE.

jack p greatest show onGREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1963-1964) – Balladeer’s Blog’s look at the Forgotten Television item The Greatest Show on Earth, with Jack Palance, Lucille Ball and others in Desilu’s series about a circus. Read it HERE.   

ROBERTO ALVAREZ-GALLOSO: A CUBAN EMIGRE’S TAKE ON FBI TOTALITARIANISM AND ALTERNATIVES TO BIG TECH SITES – This courageous man’s look at these issues is HERE.

BATMAN: THE REAL YEAR ONE – I examine the Batman stories from the character’s first year: 1939-1940, featuring the Joker, Catwoman and others. Click HERE.

buckskin frank picBUCKSKIN FRANK LESLIE: NEGLECTED GUNSLINGER – A Frontierado Holiday look at the saga of the one and only Buckskin Frank Leslie, and his exploits in Tombstone, San Francisco, Guadalupe Canyon and at Yuma Territorial Prison.

All that and his mysterious death. Find it HERE.

NEWS ROUNDUP: AUGUST 21st – The heroic Sharyl Attkisson reports on widespread corruption at the FBI, plus much more HERE 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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BEST OF JULY 2022

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

murdercycle posterMURDERCYCLE (1999) – A Bad Movie gem! An alien object lands on Earth and melds with a motorcycle and its rider. The resulting bio-mechanical creature attacks a secret military compound to recover extraterrestrial technology being studied and reverse-engineered there. The full review is HERE.

MOTHER JONES: DEMOCRATS VS THE REST OF US – You can read it HERE.

LUKE RYAN: PRIVATEER OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR – A look at his swashbuckling career HERE.

duel at diablo coverEIGHT JAMES GARNER WESTERNS – Balladeer’s Blog’s review of some of the Westerns starring the iconic James Garner, like A Man Called Sledge, Duel at Diablo, Hour of the Gun, One Little Indian and more. Click HERE

BIDEN CAMPAIGN FIGURE SENTENCED TO TWELVE YEARS FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY – Democrats, can you please leave children alone? HERE.

KIKUYU CREATION MYTH FROM KENYA – A look at the Kikuyu stories of creation and the establishment of their culture. Read it HERE.

conan and belitCONAN THE BARBARIAN: MARVEL’S ADAPTATION OF QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST – After the Pulp Era, the Marvel Comics adaptations of Robert E. Howard’s Conan tales kept the figure alive in the public’s mind. A look at their lengthy version of Conan’s adventures with the love of his life Belit, the pirate queen. Also, Amra, Lord of the Lions. HERE.

JOE BIDEN’S DISASTROUS POLICIES CONTINUE TO HARM THE WORKING CLASS AND THE POOR – Plus more HERE.

FOOL-KILLER (April 1913) – James Larkin Pearson’s version of the Fool Killer attacks child labor and dives into conflict-of-interest scandals in politics plus the latest unrest in Mexico. Click HERE.

FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: JULY 27th – HERE.

c cody sky marshalCOMMANDO CODY: SKY MARSHAL OF THE UNIVERSE (1953) – From my Forgotten Television category came this look at the Commando Cody television series from the 1950s. Plus a summary of the movie serials the character had appeared in from 1949 onward. Click HERE.

NEWS ROUNDUP: JULY 20th – You can find it HERE. 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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BEST OF JUNE 2022

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

raiders of atlantis coverRAIDERS OF ATLANTIS (1983) – One of my guiltiest of guilty pleasures, this film is loaded with a mind-blow of multiple elements. Raiders of Atlantis combines sci-fi, horror, Road Warrior, Schwarzenegger, zombie flicks and Raiders of the Lost Ark ripoffs in that explosively enthusiastic manner characteristic of so many Italian B-movies.

Click HERE.

POLITICAL CARTOON AND MEME ROUNDUP: JUNE 27th – You can check it out HERE.

pony express ridersPONY EXPRESS RIDERS – The Cliff Brothers HERE, and the last stand of Billy Tate during the Paiute War in 1860 HERE

THE CRIMES OF REPUBLICAN LIZ CHENEY AND HER FATHER – Read it HERE.

deadly spawn picSEVEN ODD MOVIES FOR NATIONAL VCR DAY – Balladeer’s Blog’s brief reviews of The Deadly Spawn, Triumph of the Champions of Justice, Scream Blacula Scream, Cockfighter, Killer Force, Judge Dee & the Monastery Murders plus Shock Treatment. It’s all HERE.

A CHRONOLOGY OF HOW DEMOCRATS ABANDONED THE WORKING CLASS – You can read it HERE.

TWO MORE ANCIENT GREEK COMEDIES SEEN THROUGH MODERN EYES – My examinations of Baptae and Anteia are HERE.

ad 2000A.D. 2000 (1890) – This work of “ancient” science fiction was one of the first to follow in the wake of Bellamy’s Looking Backward.

An 1880s man named Junius Cobb is put in suspended animation and awakens in the year 2000 A.D. Incredible scientific and social changes await him. The full review is HERE.

JOE BIDEN TAKES A LITERAL FALL AMID HIS MANY SCANDALS AND FAILURES – Click HERE. 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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BEST OF APRIL 2022

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

vortex smallerVORTEX (1982) – Lydia Lunch and James Russo star in this science fiction detective story. Lydia plays private investigator Angel Powers, who gets caught up in a case involving murders, blackmail and industrial espionage in the near future. The clues lead to James Russo and a heinous plan regarding behavior modification among humans. My full review is HERE.

ADDRESSING A PREJUDICED VIEW HELD OVERSEAS – You can read it HERE.

a flight to the moon bookA FLIGHT TO THE MOON (1813) – This work of ancient science fiction dealt with a bold young man named Randalthus encountering a female alien who flies him to the moon. Once there, he and the lunar inhabitants learn a lot from each other. Click HERE.

JOE BIDEN CAUGHT HIDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF INCOME ON AN ETHICS DISCLOSURE – And just how did Joe become such a multimillionaire on a mere congressional salary all those years? I think we know how. – You can read it HERE

secret of the loch posterTHE SECRET OF THE LOCH (1934) – British-made quasi-kaiju film from the 1930s. Loch Ness is the site of a media frenzy after multiple people are devoured by something in the Loch. The Loch Ness Monster attacks divers and ultimately emerges from the waters for the grand finale. My full review is HERE

AND FOUR MORE ANCIENT GREEK COMEDIES SEEN THROUGH MODERN EYES – This third installment covers Taxiarchoi, Callipides, The Pageant of Letters and Cities. Read it HERE. Continue reading

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TWITTERGATE FURTHER CONFIRMS A FRAUDULENT ELECTION PLUS SO MUCH MORE

biden is not legitIndependent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog, as always, welcomes everyone no matter who they vote for. Revelation after revelation keeps surfacing from the way Elon Musk has overturned a figurative rock, thus exposing all of the corrupt, fascist behavior by the former regime at Twitter and their allies in just one political party.

trump group photoMoreover, the past several years have also seen de facto Third Party President Donald Trump overturn a figurative rock exposing the cesspool of corruption that career politicians have made of America’s political system.

Ironically, both figures have, apparently through a sense of noblesse oblige (and no doubt the ego that all history-shaking figures possess), done far more to expose and combat the deeply ingrained corruption than ANY of America’s career white-collar criminals. The bought and paid-for whores who hold office in the United States will apparently never forgive either Trump or Musk for rocking the crooked boat.

biden twitter fascism coverupBoth of them are in the sights of the powerful totalitarians they have angered, Trump for far longer than Musk, of course. Those two non-politicians have exposed the Banana Republic conditions in which the Joe Bidens and George W. Bushes of the country have mired America.

Now, obviously, no nation should have to rely on a pair of maverick billionaires big tech fascismdropping from above to perform such civic duties, and regular readers know I sure as hell don’t advocate for such action, but there’s no denying that Trump and Musk are waging the kind of battles that our elected officials, judicial appointees and “law enforcement” (LMAO) personnel should have been waging long before the corruption spread as far as it has. Continue reading

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BEST OF MARCH 2022

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

call of cCALL OF CTHULHU: THE SILENT MOVIE (2005) – A very clever black & white film presented like a silent movie as it would have been produced in a 1928 adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s story The Call of Cthulhu.

The “impossible” architecture of the risen city of R’lyeh is depicted in the style of Metropolis (1927) and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) and huge Cthulhu’s movements are done like the stop-motion in The Lost World (1925). For my full-length review click HERE

POLITICAL CARTOON ROUNDUP: MARCH 6th – Find it HERE. FOR MARCH 24th HERE.

my gun is quickMONDO MIKE HAMMER MOVIES – My look at some of the straightforward AND the bizarre Mike Hammer detective movies from America and Japan, where the character was called Maiku Hama. And the Japanese versions are just part of the story. The full article HERE.

HOW PRIVILEGED WHITE ONE PERCENTER NANCY PELOSI AND HER HUSBAND ABUSED THE SYSTEM TO GROW RICH – All that and more HERE.

aiwel longarAFRICAN EPIC MYTH: AIWEL LONGAR – You can read my examination of it HERE.

FEBRUARY NEWS ABOUT THE BIDEN CRIME FAMILY LAPTOP COVERUP – So much was being hidden and lied about. Read it HERE.

DAVID LYNCH’S WISTERIA/ UNRECORDED NIGHT – The potential new Twin Peaks project, either a sequel or a prequel. Click HERE

hfh 2LUKE CAGE, HERO FOR HIRE – My look at his early adventures as he battled villains like Diamondback, Gideon Mace, Black Mariah, Chemistro, Stiletto, Cottonmouth and more. You can read the article HERE.

THE BIDEN REGIME RELEASED A RUSSIAN HACKER A YEAR BEFORE HIS SENTENCE WAS UP – Even before Biden let loose deathmonger Viktor Bout he also helped Putin by freeing this hacker who may have gone on to help Russian cyber-strikes against Ukraine. Find it HERE Continue reading

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