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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

Northeastern_Oklahoma_AMIt was on November 6th, 1869 that Rutgers and Princeton played the very first college football game “on the banks of the Raritan” as the Rutgers fight song says. One of the things I love about college football is how far back its history goes.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Northeastern_Oklahoma_AMIt was on November 6th, 1869, that Rutgers and Princeton played the very first college football game “on the banks of the Raritan” as the Rutgers fight song says. One of the things I love about college football is how far back its history goes.

It feels odd to think that Ulysses S Grant was in the White House when Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

Northeastern_Oklahoma_AMIt was on November 6th, 1869, that Rutgers and Princeton played the very first college football game “on the banks of the Raritan” as the Rutgers fight song says. One of the things I love about college football is how far back its history goes.

It feels odd to think that Ulysses S Grant was in the White House when Continue reading

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LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AND CLICHES

The sexual tension is palpable!

 Welcome back to the Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog, the Open City in an America being torn to pieces by uncompromising liberal and conservative fanatics. As the only site on the ‘net that is truly non- partisan in its criticism of liberal zombies and conservative zombies Balladeer’s Blog now takes a look at the many, many, MANY mindless cliches that mean so much to left-wing and right-wing zealots but that make the rest of us (AKA “adults”) laugh and roll our eyes.

If you can actually use the following expressions without chuckling with contempt you’re a liberal zombie: Continue reading

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PRESIDENTIAL RAP SHEETS: THE FIRST MILLION-DOLLAR RIPOFF

 Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog know that I think the idiotic attitude “my political party right or wrong” is every bit as stupid as the old attitude “my country right or wrong”. In my recent post about the ancient Greek political comedy titled Demoi I also pointed out the dangers of the cult of personality that surrounds many political figures. If you want a lighter way of looking at it, look at the contrast between the allegedly heroic deeds of the gunfighters of the Old West and the ugly reality of what those people actually did. They weren’t the courageous and noble figures they were painted to be in popular myth, but were crooks and/ or worse.  

I view our politically elected officials the same way, especially the Presidents of the United States. Their worshipful devotees depict them as larger than life heroes saving the nation and/ or the world from equally extraordinary villains even though when examined closely we see that they were Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

It was on November 6th, 1869, that Rutgers and Princeton played the very first college football game “on the banks of the Raritan” as the Rutgers fight song says. One of the things I love about college football is how far back its history goes. It feels odd to think that Ulysses S Grant was Continue reading

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