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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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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 3 days ago 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
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Actually, they're not at the gates. They've been inside for quite awhile and have wreaked a hell of a lot of havoc. Some folks point at the schools and think that's the problem. But the simple truth is that probably most, if not all, of the kids have already been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Metal Dad is now following Skywatchers Radio-tv
Apr 23, 2017
Metal Dad is now following Nancy Hayfield Birnes
Apr 23, 2017
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Don't forget to remember: Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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When The Donald was elected president I recall thinking the political machine (red and blue) would do all in their power to co-opt him and if he could not be co-opted would try to destroy him. The destroy attempt came first. Witness the ridiculous claims that Russia interfered/hacked/manipulated the election... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Thanks and a tip of the hat to Steve Sailer. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Just a few random thoughts and musings on this very nice day. National Borders: Pretty much all the homes in my neighborhood have fences around them. Most people would not cross the borders of a neighbor's home without an invite or permission. Why does applying that simple principle to a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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That's a line from the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country For Old Men. Mrs. Metal Dad took The Light of My Life along with #2 Son and his Significant Other up to Wisconsin Dells for part of last week and weekend. I took advantage of the solitude by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I suppose some things are called guilty pleasures because one is appparently embarrassed to admit liking it. Maybe some feel their credibility might be called into question for liking something not hip or cool or too old-fashioned. Reading the fascinating and entertaining book, Shock And Awe, by Simon Reynolds has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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For a cantankerous East Texas hillbilly he got a few things right. He was very old fashioned. I was not allowed to wash dishes, make beds, do laundry, etc. because “boys don’t do those chores.” I don't think that is one of the things he got right. But he was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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is a release from Suzuki Junzo. The opening track features a loping acoustic guitar figure overlaid with some noisy, fuzz-drenched guitar. Very nice, indeed. The next track is a pleasant diversion of sorts with vocals. The last track is some beautiful distorted noise with some buzzsaw guitar.Shark Infested Custard is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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To be discriminating is defined as "having or showing refined taste or good judgement." When used as a verb it means "recognize a distinction, differentiate." In Human Action, Ludwig von Mises wrote, "As soon as the economic freedom which the market economy grants to its members is removed, all political... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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in an acid flashback or a time-loop of the Sixties. All of a sudden it seems that any Tom, Dick, or Harry with a spelling and/or grammatically challenged slogan scrawled on a placard has wall to wall media coverage. Please don't understand me too fast. I'm all for making your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I speak of our current president for whom I did not vote nor do I support. But any one who can cause such consternation and indignant clucking of tongues among the political establishment is a magician. Anyone who can turn the Left to viewing Russia with suspicion and believing they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I decided to go on a mini J-Horror binge. As much as I enjoy the wailing, weeping, and gnashing of teeth coming from the MSM and the two major political parties, it is becoming a little tedius. I did not vote for any of the clowns in the last election... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man and so is my wife (apologies to Ray Davies). Recently had occasion to speak with a psychologist. In the course of the interview he asked me with which gender did I self-identify. I must have looked at him... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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That's what the old, amiable white guy said to me. I had walked into the kitchen of the church we were attending. I was there for a meeting and he was part of a group that was there for a community meeting. I was not surprised. The church and neighborhood... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life