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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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"Progressives" gaze wistfully at the sight of “refugees” headed towards the US border. Some see gardeners, some see bus boys, some see nannys and domestics, some see farm workers, the DNC sees voters beholden to a political party which will give them lots of cool, free stuff. Meanwhile the Statue... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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The Twins decided to head up North to do some hiking and general enjoyment of the pretty nice weather we're having up here right now. This past Sunday we had some flurries so winter is surely just around the corner. You know what their absence means? Lots of loud music... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I can't believe I never saw this 1958 black and white sci-fi/Nazi exploitation thriller. My dad and I watched so many B movies on late night television. Also, when I was young he took me to the movie theater often. I think it was mainly so he could stop and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Sorry, couldn't think of any compelling reason. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Not long after I came to saving faith in the Person and work of Jesus Christ I began attending a small Baptist congregation. I got involved in some of their activities. At the time it was a fairly small but growing congregation which rented facilities from a Lutheran church. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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"...God's special revelation-His written word-is necessary as the objective standard of morality for God's people. Over against the autonomous ethical philosophies of men, where good and evil are defined by sinful speculation, the Christian ethic gains its character and direction from the revealed word of God, a revelation which harmonizes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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It was pretty laid back here. #2 Son and his fiancee came up Friday night for the weekend. On Saturday they took a walk with The Twins along one of the walking trails nearby. I passed on this opportunity. Mrs. Metal Dad mad a killer pot roast in the crock... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Listening to Chris Van Hollen bleating from the Senate floor makes me think, "Maybe if Mary Jo Kopechne had survived the Democrats would have believed and/or supported her and her family instead of canonizing Sen. Ted Kennedy as the Lion of the Senate." Spare us your sanctimonious and hypocritical bullshit. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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is the first track on Terror's latest release, Total Retaliation. Terror doesn't break any new ground with this latest collection of tunes but they sure make the best out of ground they've covered so well in the past. The band has lost none of its aggression, powerful drumming, and tight,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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We were pleasantly surprised when #1 Son showed up yesterday morning. The Other One had been down in Illinois for a couple of days last week and was able to spend a little time with both of her nephews. She returned to MN Friday night but didn't let on that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Needing some respite from the television coverage of the downfall of due process and presumption of innocent until proven guilty, I started reading a book I picked up from the library. Altamont The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels, And The Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day. This book authored by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Judge Kavanaugh withdraw his nomination. Then I would like to see Amy Coney Barrett nominated for a seat on the SCOTUS. It would be great to watch the rank hypocrisy of the Democratic Party as they attempted to savage the character and reputation of a woman then turn around and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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There's been plenty of ink spilled recounting the history of this recording so I won't bother repeating what others have written. If you appreciate this kind of music you probably know more about this release than I. Folks will probably argue over which version is best until the cows come... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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when I see or hear all the sanctimonious bleating about the SCOTUS nominee and a last minute allegation against him. Where was the concern for the woman when this happened? Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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"There are no longer real political parties in the old classical sense, but merely pressure groups." Mises - Economic Policy, p. 96 It must be abundantly clear to anyone who has not been asleep the past fifty years or so that the so-called two-party system is a ruse, a sham,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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The title of this post is a Barbadian saying which means the sea is a dangerous place and one needs to be careful. The news about the approaching hurricane reminded me of a trip to Barbados years back. My employer at the time arranged a junket for about a hundred... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Boy, Oh Boy. Nothing brings out the hyperbole and rank hypocrisy like Senate hearings on a Supreme Court nomination. Time set aside for questions is used for grandstanding speeches. Some senators make noise and threaten action to appear brave and principled when the proposed action turns out to be of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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This weekend #2 Son and his fiancee came up to hang out. They did a bit of shopping with Mrs. Metal Dad (we can't help spoiling them). We had a nice laid-back dinner at home. The Other One stayed home while the rest of us drove to a movie theater... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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That was my sister-in-law's first question when she regained consciousness in hospital after a collision with another cyclist sent her ass over tea kettle during one of her rides awhile back. A couple of weeks ago the Twins were riding along the Mississippi River Trail near our home when The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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No increase in the welfare of the members of a society can result from the availability of an additional quantity of money. Mises - The Theory of Money and Credit, p. 102 Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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It's been another nice weekend here up-country. The Twins drove down to Madison to visit #2 Son and his fiancée yesterday morning. They came back last night after a nice visit. Mrs. Metal Dad is visiting with The Light of My Life while I'm keeping an eye on the patient.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
A great song from the criminally overlooked Lone Justice Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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As I noted in the previous post. #1 Son came up from the state which seems hell-bent on bankrupting itself for a visit. Yesterday he and I went and had Que Viet egg rolls and Pho soup for lunch. I've never had either but he's been telling us for some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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So #1 Son decided to drive up here and arrived early this morning. Had a laid back day then went to Elk River to have dinner at a really good Sushi place. Came home and puttered around then went for a walk along the Mississippi River Trail. There's a path... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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For as long as I can remember I've been fascinated by fringe religious groups, quasi-Christian and non-Christian. I used to pick up a small AM radio station when I was young. The evening programming consisted of 15 minute broadcasts by various preachers/teachers. I heard recordings from A.A. Allen, Charles Capps,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life