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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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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 3 days ago 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
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52 people were shot in Chicago over the Memorial Day Weekend. 7 of those shootings resulted in fatalities. The collective of liars and thieves known as the Illinois House of Representatives immediately leapt into action and approved a bill to increase penalties for repeat gun offenders. They also approved a... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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A very important question raised by The Bonzo Dog Band on their wonderfully creative and clever 1968 album, The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse. The American release had their UK single "I'm The Urban Spaceman" added and the album was re-titled Urban Spaceman for release in the US. Listening to this... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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RIP, Gregg Allman. The singer/songwriter/musician passed away at his home in Savannah, GA at the age of 69. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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My dad was pretty handy with tools. Give him a hammer, saw, and a piece of wood and he would make a nice bookshelf or a replica of the Alamo. You get the idea. Facility with tools was not passed down genetically. I used to dread helping him around the... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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That gaggle of liars and thieves know as the Illinois Senate Democrats(this does not imply partiality towards the Illinois Senate Republicans. They are just as reprehensible.)voted on Tuesday to approve a $5.4 billion tax increase. The state is behind $14.4 billion in bills. But I'll bet these criminals got paid... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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This is assuming I would discard my voluntaryist/anarcho/liberty loving principles to accept the position of king: Would end all military aid to Israel, gently reminding them they are a sovereign nation, not the 51st state of the U.S.A. and quite capable of taking care of themselves. Withdraw the U.S.A from... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Today was Mowing The Lawn Day. Most of the time I will listen to music while pushing the mower. It usually takes about an hour to do the front and back so I will pick an album that's about an hour of playing time. Today I chose Live/Dead, a 1969... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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This is a fascinating and remarkable book. The author explores how and why some intellectuals become supporters of and apologists for dictators. It's a subject which I have puzzled over going back to Pol Pot's murderous rule of Cambodia and the apparent ease with which some tried to make excuses... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Even though I kept feeders out and filled during the winter we did not see many birds. So as soon as the weather started to turn warmer I cleaned my feeders and filled them up. We have one feeder filled with nyjer seed. The other hanging feeder is kept filled... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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is the first track from Agalloch's Marrow of the Spirit. It's my humble opinion that Agalloch was one of the better American Black Metal bands. They did not slavishly copy their Norwegian forebears. There is some very nice cello on the first and last tracks. Familiar black metal elements like... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life