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Metal Dad
Between desire and despair
out of step with the world...
Interests: music, film, books, family, and reformed theology
Recent Activity
I'm pretty sure my contrarian orneriness was inherited from my dad who was a curmudgeon first class. Someone from a long line of East Texas hillrods who married a Mexican-American woman in 1940s Texas definitely was not afraid of going against the grain. Since my outlook tends to be on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
The Light of My Life got wired up for an in-home EEG.It's pretty cool. They left a notebook which has software which monitors/records her brain activity. She's wearing a device in a fanny pack which is connected to the electrodes attached to her head. Her head is covered to keep... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It's been a bit unseasonable on the weather tip around here. Sixties yesterday and close to it today although it has dropped down to the forties and is getting cloudy. Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow and earlier they were saying 1 to 3 inches of wet sloppy snow... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Taking a break from going through the house to see what we want to keep and what we want to give away or sell in light of our imminent exit from the Land of Dishonest Abe. Put on this 1997 release from Brutal Truth. I'd almost forgotten how good these... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
"To judge from what the rather mediocre students said at the CNN townhall, their education transmits sentimentality over reason, attitude and mush over canon and curriculum. They’ve been forced-fed a pedagogic diet of pop psychology by female teachers who promote every mythical, politically correct orthodoxy that pervades the Zeitgeist." Ilana... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
In order to avail ourselves of some great resources for The Light of My Life who ages out of the Special Needs Educational system here in Illinois on her next birthday in June, we will be moving to Minnesota later this year. We started purging our current home maybe a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Both of my parents were born in the US as was I. We did not emigrate from another country. I don't understand the conflation of ethnicity and nationality. I'm not saying that one should not appreciate their ethnic or national heritage. If one emigrates here then goes through the process... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Nancy Pelosi says, "As members of Congress, we have a moral responsibility to act now to protect DREAMers who are the pride of our nation and are American in every way, but on paper." I was under the mistaken notion that it is their responsibility to uphold the Constitution. What's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
is an excellent book written by the Scottish Puritan, Thomas Boston, in 1720. The title is actually Human Nature In Its Fourfold State Of Primitive Integrity, Entire Depravity, Begun Recovery, And Consummate Happiness Or Misery. It's been awhile since I read it but it was crucial to my instruction in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
National Bird Feeding Month Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
"DACA Amnesty is the civil rights issue of our time," uttered by that gasbag from Illinois, Dick Durbin. So-called Dreamers, more correctly illegal minors now mostly illegal adults, do not need to be rewarded for living here illegally for umpteen years by getting a jump to the head of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Probably should have posted this before the customary night of over-indulgence in alcohol. We've all heard the common remedies: The hair of the dog, drinking lots of water before boozing, drinking a spoonful of olive oil ahead of time, coffee and aspirin, and a big bowl of hot, spicy Menudo,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
The essence of statism is to take from one group in order to give to another. The more it can take the more it can give. It is to the interest of those whom the government wishes to favor that their state become as large as possible. Mises - Omnipotent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
But my opinion doesn't count this time. This is the dog #1 Son and his Significant Other picked up last week. He tells me it's a cross between a Toy and a Miniature. They really like him and that's all that matters. The Light of My Life and I are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
On Christmas Eve we had a very nice meal prepared by our sons and enjoyed each other's company for the evening. Later Son #2, his fiancee, and I watched the Netflix original film, Bright. It's not a very good film but we had a good time enjoying its awfulness. Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
At the risk of offending the more sensitive out in the ether, I was going to title this, "Looks Like We're Going To Have A White Christmas." Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
I am greatly entertained by folks who have no use for the bible but are quite happy to wrench a verse out of its context to bolster some collectivist argument for increased taxation or some other statist scheme. I am especially entertained by people who use the Christmas narrative to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It's all the unwanted phone calls from people who want to help me navigate the process to signing up for Medicare since I turn 65 next year. Although you wouldn't know it from my youthful appearance. No one who doesn't know me believes I'm as old as I am. Most... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Seriously, this has the makings of being even better than the night of the presidential election. The magpies of Mass Media have been busy clucking their tongues and warning of the doom to follow should Roy Moore win the special election in Alabama. The last minute allegations against Mr. Moore... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
We actually hear about Santa all year long. He's the primary object of her perseveration. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
When #2 Son finishes his day as a para-professional at a school for autistic kids he doesn't hit the local tavern to unwind. He heads to a local MMA gym for training and exercise. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Mean? Probably. Funny? Immensely. And the hits keep on coming. The co-founder of the women friendly hip-hop music label Def Jam has been accused of sexual assault. Shocking and hard to believe, eh? Who would have thought this possible from someone in a milieu which has such high regard for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
"Are you now or have you ever been a groper or sexual aggressor?" It's unfortunate that Ted Kennedy isn't around to take part in the festivities. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
 The two political parties depicted above as two heads of the same beast and their corrupt, lying whores in the media don't understand. They told us there was no way Donald Trump could be elected president. It was highly entertaining to watch these all-wise pundits try to explain what... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life