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U.S. NAVAL BATTLES OF WORLD WAR ONE

Navy in World War OneYes, Memorial Day Weekend is here so Balladeer’s Blog will once again feature a few seasonal posts. In keeping with my blog’s theme I will take a look at more military actions that don’t get the attention that others do. The members of the armed forces who died in those battles deserve to be remembered as fondly as those who perished in more renowned clashes. The army gets more attention than the navy and World War Two gets more attention than World War One so I’m shedding light on two neglected areas at once with this look at U.S. Navy battles of the First World War.

OCTOBER 15th, 1917 – America entered the war just six months earlier and the Navy had been transporting the American Expeditionary Force under General “Black Jack” Pershing to Europe, with additional Navy craft escorting those transport ships and fighting German U-Boats. On this date the USS Cassin encountered U-Boat 61 and, after an hour’s pursuit the German submarine turned to fight the Cassin. After a lengthy exchange of torpedoes and depth charges the Cassin was battered but still afloat, while the U-61 suffered substantial damage also, including the destruction of its conning tower, forcing the sub to break off the action and flee.

NOVEMBER 17th, 1917 – The USS Fanning and USS Nicholson clashed with the German U-Boat designated U-58 when eagle-eyed sailors spotted the German sub’s periscope above the water line. Depth charges from the two U.S. ships damaged the U-58 and forced it to surface and engage in standard ship-to-ship combat. The Fanning and Nicholson sank the U-Boat, becoming the FIRST United States ships to Continue reading

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OBAMA’S PEARL HARBOR SPEECH

Ever wonder how Obama's presidency might have been different if he was a man?

Ever wonder how Obama’s presidency might have been different if he was a man?

Balladeer’s Blog is still the only site on the web that criticizes both Liberals and Conservatives equally. When innocent people get killed by Muslim terrorists Barack Obama’s response is to lecture the nation whose diverse people elected him twice about what disgusting bigots he and his fellow pompous asses consider Americans to be. This weak and pathetic little man even says “ISIL” instead of “ISIS” just to grovel for Muslim fanatics who prefer the acronym “ISIL”.  

Obama’s creation of the Islamic State through his premature withdrawal from Iraq and his general “masochism as foreign policy” approach made me decide to run with a Balladeer’s Blog look at how this coward and fool might have handled the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. 

For starters Little Barry would have been too busy with golfing, fundraisers and tentative spin doctoring to even address the nation until sometime around January 24th, 1942. And that’s being optimistic. 

” My fellow Americans, I speak to you today as a special guest on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show. I am addressing you this evening about the Continue reading

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HAPPY VETERANS DAY 2015

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

Well, it’s been nearly 100 years since November 11th, 1918 saw the end of World War One, or the Great War as it was called before anyone knew a second global conflict would occur. As we all know the date eventually became designated as the day for honoring the people who make it possible for the rest of us to lead our lives in relative safety. 

Irrational political partisans often forget that the only reason any of them have the luxury of sitting back and making pompous, self-righteous pronouncements is because of the men and women who go out and actually DO something. 

And those men and women do it even though they know that Continue reading

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A METRIC AMERICA (1978)

Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee’s eccentric decision to make a nationwide switch to the Metric System the premier plank of his political platform put me in the mood for this VERY old 1970s Metric System educational short. 

Here we go, and for more bad movie reviews click here: https://glitternight.com/bad-movies/

Lincoln Chafee: The only candidate brave enough to address the metric elephant in the room.

Lincoln Chafee: The only candidate brave enough to address the metric elephant in the room.

A METRIC AMERICA – (1978) – Category: A classically campy educational and/or safety short

In the late 1970s the notion that the United States was going to convert to the metric system by 1980 was being pushed.

This thought was causing a panic of almost Y2K proportions as government bodies and the Continue reading

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IF BARACK OBAMA HANDLED PEARL HARBOR

"If any of your loved ones died at Pearl Harbor THEY HAD IT COMING!"

“If any of your loved ones died at Pearl Harbor THEY HAD IT COMING!”

Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site on the web that criticizes both Liberals and Conservatives equally. Even for a sleazy Chicago politician Barack Obama has been caught in an unending avalanche of lies from his campaign biography to all the outrageous untruths that have characterized his entire term in office. 

This weak, inept and crooked little man has been caught in lie after lie after lie and has outdone even Nixon in terms of scandals and Harding in terms of corruption. Obama’s incompetence has earned him a name as the Worst U.S. President in History. That plus his general “masochism as foreign policy” approach made me decide to run with a Balladeer’s Blog look at how this Democratic version of Richard Nixon might have handled the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. 

For starters Little Barry would have been too busy with golfing, fundraisers and tentative spin doctoring to even address the nation until sometime around January 24th, 1942. And that’s being optimistic. 

” My fellow Americans, I speak to you today as a special guest on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show. I am addressing you this evening about the Continue reading

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HAPPY VETERANS DAY 2014

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

Well, it’s been nearly 100 years since November 11th, 1918 saw the end of World War One, or the Great War as it was called before anyone knew a second global conflict would occur. As we all know the date eventually became designated as the day for honoring the people who make it possible for the rest of us to lead our lives in relative safety. 

Irrational political partisans often forget that the only reason any of them have the luxury of sitting back and making pompous, self-righteous pronouncements is because of the men and women who go out and actually DO something. 

And those men and women do it even though they know that Continue reading

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LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES & THINKING PEOPLE ARE TURNING CONSERVATIVE

THIS BLITHERING IDIOT RECENTLY SAID "THE WORLD IS NOW A LESS VIOLENT PLACE THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN."

THIS BLITHERING IDIOT RECENTLY SAID “THE WORLD IS NOW A LESS VIOLENT PLACE THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN.”

Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, as always coming to you from an America whose political system has been hijacked by two rival gangs of white collar criminals called Democrats and Republicans. My antipathy toward American Liberals and American Conservatives is well known so let’s all enjoy another critical look at these two groups. We’ll start with Liberals since they are more pompous and obnoxious at this particular point in history. 

American Liberals are hilariously pretentious asses and they spend their lives in a constant state of thinking everyone they know is “becoming conservative”. When their friends show independent thought American Liberals fall to pieces because they’re incapable of individuality. They’re also terrified of facing the REAL issues so they instead wage battles that were already won long ago. That’s why they love to accuse everyone of (yawn) racism because EVERYBODY agrees racism is bad, it’s just that American Liberals see it even where it doesn’t exist. Continue reading

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