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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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and The Light of My Life We had a good time today picking apples and feeding critters at Royal Oak Farms Orchard in Hebron, IL. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I haven't heard so much chatter about whether to sit, stand, or kneel since the sweeping reforms of Vatican II when the Eucharist Liturgy was profoundly altered (to its detriment, in my opinion). But today the discussion is centered around the participants of a game refusing to take part in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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When we were young TV commercials for Bob Evans sausage were on frequently. I remember when one of those commercials came on my Dad would say that he would never eat that sausage. When we would ask why he would say, "There ain't one damn hog on that farm. All... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Why don't you mind your own business If you mind your own business, you sure won't be mindin' mine Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Mrs. Metal Dad is convinced I am stuck in a time loop since when I recall people we have known I tend to think of them as they were and not as they are now. There's no small bit of truth to her opinion. But I do not think back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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These little guys have been all over my feeder like nobody's business lately. They will line up on the fence adjacent to the tree on which the feeder hangs. There will be five or six on the feeder itself until another one flies up and tries to edge one of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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but that in no way involves exploitation of the poor by richer people. What the rich have they have not taken away from the poor; their surplus could not be more or less redistributed to the poor in the socialist society, since in that society it would not be produced... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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the quantity of the money supply, under the gold standard, is independent of the policies of governments and political parties. This is its advantage. It is a form of protection against spendthrift governments. Ludwig von Mises - Economic Policy, p. 65 Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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One downside to being retired and an anti-social SOB is being home for the deluge of robocalls from online pharmacies, social security info phishers, and sundry charities wanting my dollars. Aside from thrice weekly visits to the YMCA for a bit of exercise to elevate my heart rate, visits to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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AARP Magazine has an article in the August/September 2017 issue which asks the question, "50 years ago, a tiny part of the boomer generation tried to change the world. Did they succeed?" Let's look at the evidence: On the streets of the North side of Chicago one had a close... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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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 Aug 21, 2017 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 Aug 17, 2017 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