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Metal Dad
Between desire and despair
out of step with the world...
Interests: music, film, books, family, and reformed theology
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One of the benefits of insomnia is being able to watch late-night television. Cannot stand the talk shows and I have pretty much eliminated watching news on any of the major news networks so I end up watching some pretty odd things. One of these things is the infomercials for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
but if this is indicative of a "progressive" civilization, count me out. The nation of Iceland is well on its merry way to eliminating Downs Syndrome.They have not discovered or invented some method of addressing the genetic anomaly which leads to this condition. They are eliminating it by eliminating unborn... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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The Light of My Life is blind. I suppose the politically correct term this week is visually impaired. In spite of this and her cognitive limitations she is sometimes the most aware person I know. She can hear a car door closing on the driveway and know her mother is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I haven't really given up hope. But I have felt a lot better since I stopped watching news on the television. A quick perusal of a couple of news sites tells me what I need to know without the hysteria from the news-entertainment television networks who are actually short on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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at the box office this past weekend. The Dark Tower, based on elements from Stephen King's 8 volume series, did almost 20 million dollars while Dunkirk did about 17 million. Detroit did about 7 1/2 million. Went to see Dunkirk with #1 Son this past Saturday. When deciding what we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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as I recalled many a Friday night at the Aragon Ballroom. A twitter post about Mahogany Rush's first album reminded me of the night I saw them play at the Aragon. Back in those days admission on most Friday nights was five dollars. There would typically be a five band... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
until I use them to punish and conquer nations? From where does lightning leap, or the east wind blow? Who carves out a path for thunderstorms? Who send torrents of rain? Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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All kinds of stuff going on in the world around us that I could write really snarky about but I'm trying to be less of a curmudgeon. Mrs. Metal Dad is off pedaling across Wisconsin this week and sent me this picture to let me know she was thinking of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
They insulted, ridiculed, derided, slandered, and traduced them, and in the use of these methods their followers are not less expert. Their polemic is directed never against the argument of the opponent, but always against his person." Ludwig von Mises - Socialism, p. 19 Sounds a lot like the average... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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either to abstain from interference in the free play of the market, or to delegate the entire management of production and distribution to the government. Either capitalism or socialism: there exists no middle way. Ludwig von Mises - Liberalism, p. 79 Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven has been a favorite film of mine since I saw it as a boy. My fondness for it has been passed to my sons. When the remake came out #1 Son asked if I wanted to see it. I declined since I figured it would... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
American public opinion rejects the market economy, the capitalistic free enterprise system that provided the nation with the highest standard of living ever attained. Full government control of all activities of the individual is virtually the goal of both national parties. Ludwig von Mises - Economic Freedom and Interventionism, p.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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They're rioters and looters otherwise known as criminals. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Ever since I started feeding birds in my backyard I've had a running battle with squirrels. These critters seem to think I put the seed and suet out for them. I realize that they are just doing what squirrels do. So this gift from my sister was very timely. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Mrs. Metal Dad returned last night from the cult of cycling and The Light of My Life was very pleased. She and I went for lunch to our favorite Korean restaurant in the Western suburbs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Despite my predilection for loud, fast, aggressive music I enjoy all kinds of music. Opera and hip hop are about the only genres I don't listen to on a regular basis.Being a child of the Sixties I listened to my fair share of psychedelia. Growing up in Chicago allowed me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Last Sunday we combined celebrating The Light of My Life's birthday and Father's Day. Both our sons came to hang out, play with their sister, and eat. A good time was had by all. Later that night, #1 Son took me to see Alien: Covenant. We had planned to see... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Ran across this band from the women.ofmetal Instagram thread. Gave them a listen and liked what I heard. The singer has awesome pipes and the music itself is quite interesting. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Ten Years After from their song, "I'd Love to Change the World" : "Tax the rich, feed the poor / till there are no rich no more" Of course they forgot to tell us where the money to feed the poor will come from after the rich have been bled... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Small reception following my Mother-in-Law's funeral Saturday past. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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This past Tuesday, after a fall last week which broke her hip and shoulder my 97 year old Mother-in-Law quietly passed away while listening to hymns with her children at her side. She was a remarkable woman, a graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in Zoology. She married and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life