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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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 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
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The boys commandeered the kitchen to prepare the Thanksgiving meal. With the Glimmer Twins up in Minnesota scoping out some possibilities for The Light of My Life as well as checking out the real estate situation, the rest of us got together for a holiday meal. Our sons, with the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Watched this incredible documentary on one of America's greatest composers/musician. You can catch it on Netflix. It's difficult to explain what I feel when I hear Coltrane's music. His music is transcendent yet accessible, it is challenging yet comforting. Timeless wonders don't amaze me anymore, I've heard John Coltrane's music. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I refer to the passing of one Charles Manson who along with the Altamont Festival helped drive a stake through the heart of the hippy-dippy illusion of peace, love, and brotherhood. The delusion that man's human nature is basically good was once again shown to be a lie. Along with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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It must really suck to have a very public persona these days. Apparently the principle of "innocent until proven guilty" has been abandoned not only on college campuses. In regards to alleged sexual assaults, it seems that in the court of public opinion an accusation alone is enough to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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First full US tour in a couple of years for Terror. I think I'll see if I can get my sons to go to the Chicago show with me. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
I heard and read opinions from some folks ridiculing prayer after the Texas church shooting. There was ridicule of those who suggested praying for the victims as well as ridicule of the victims themselves, "A lot of good praying in a church did them" was a sentiment offered by some.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Guy flouts existing laws and partly due to a cock-up by the Air Force is able to obtain guns he should not have. Goes on murder spree in Texas church. Murderer is neutralized by law-abiding, legal gun owner. Collectivist busybodies have a hissy fit demanding more laws to restrict gun... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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#2 Son had a birthday this week. As the first picture attests he can be quite the goof. He's also the most inked up member of our family. He's becoming a fine young man. His primary occupation at present is as a teacher's aide at a small private school for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I realize that the items on the graphic are reasons why some think Mrs. DeVos is unqualified for the position. As long as that waste of space and money known as the Department of Education must exist, I feel the aforementioned items are perfectly good reasons why she should be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Pileated Woodpecker Downey Woodpecker 1.) We've been seeing more Downy Woodpeckers at the feeder and the suet cage. The American Tree Sparrows which were hogging the feeder have decreased in number lately. There's one Pileated Woodpecker who has been showing up pretty much every day. It doesn't feed very long... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life