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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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There is no use in dealing in a summary way with any ideology however foolish and contradictory it may appear. Even a manifestly erroneous doctrine should be refuted by careful analysis and the unmasking of the fallacies implied. A sound doctrine can win only by exploding the delusions of its... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
While The Twins were enjoying the Northwest the boys and I were just kicking back up here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. We watched movies Friday night and then Saturday we went over to the Anoka Meat Market and picked up some pork chops and steak for dinner. The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
No pictures from The Twins on San Juan Island but I'm sure I'll get some before too long. But the guys are up here and we are getting ready for UFC 241. Too many I'm staying out of the kitchen. They have grown into very nice young men. Thoughtful... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Today The Twins did the San Juan Islands Loop of the San Juan Islands & Victoria Bike Tour. They are having a ball. Our sons showed up here this afternoon. We've just been hanging out. Had some sandwiches for our dinner and right now we are almost through The Golem.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It looks like The Twins got the San Juan Islands & Victoria Bike Tour off to a good start yesterday. I know they were looking forward to getting a chance to take a kayak out for a bit. Today they were scheduled for a 40 mile ride on Lopez Island.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Two hours after I laid my head on the pillow I woke to see The Twins off on their next adventure. They were leaving for the airport to fly to Seattle to participate in the San Juan Islands and Victoria Bike Tour. I am glad they get to cross this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
One thing that fascinates me is people who are salivating at the promises from the high priests of "More free stuff, vote for me" to cancel/erase/forgive student debt if elected Chief Liar and Thief, oops, meant POTUS. Aren't these fervent believers in more government spending the same ones who cry,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
I grew up thinking the 4 essential food groups were corn bread, pork chops, gravy (made from fried chicken/steak drippings and flour or red-eye gravy), and bacon. This is probably why my dad didn't make it to sixty and why I had a coronary event some years back. After my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Me Better Half will be home tonight after participating in the Pedal Across Wisconsin, Northwoods bike trip. I've missed her but am glad she is able to do this thing from which she derives so much joy and satisfaction. She's been in the cult of cycling for some time. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
"For the naive mind there is something miraculous in the issuance of fiat money. A magic word spoken by the government creates out of nothing a thing which can be exchanged against any merchandise a man would like to get. How pale is the art of sorcerers, witches, and conjurors... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It is extremely difficult for our contemporaries to conceive of the conditions of free banking because they take government interference with banking for granted and as necessary. Human Action, p. 444 Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
The day after the wedding our daughter-in-law's (Hereafter referred to as M) parents hosted an open house for anyone who wanted to keep celebrating. Since Mrs. Metal Dad was on her way to Pedal Across Wisconsin, The Other Twin and I stopped by on our way back to MN. We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
#2 Son and his fiancee tied the knot this weekend. It was a splendid weekend. From the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, the small private wedding, and the fabulous reception at a very nice venue in downtown Chicago things could not have been any better. Picture at left is us hanging out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Amalie Bruun of Myrkur dark folk/black metal musical project Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
I do not recall this being taught in US History in the short time I attended school. I wonder how many folks are aware of the nearly catastrophic experiment in collectivism attempted by the Plymouth colony in 1621 -1623. This story is told in Gary North's Puritan Economic Experiments. "What... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
There's that old saw, "So-and-so could sing the phone book and it would sound good." There are some singers, no matter the style of music, always sound distinctive. This is especially appreciated in the era of sampling, pre-recorded backing tracks, and auto-tune. Some voices wring every drop of emotion from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Later this week #2 Son will wed his longtime Significant Other. We are thrilled for them and couldn't be happier. She is a great gal and he is probably tired of hearing us tell him how fortunate he is. She has been a big part of our family for some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
There is no more persistent and influential faith in the world today than the faith in government spending. Everywhere government spending is presented as a panacea for all our economic ills. Is private industry partially stagnant? We can fix it all by government spending. Is there unemployment? That is obviously... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Yesterday while the Twins were running around doing whatever I was listening to some tunes while I kept very busy doing nothing in particular. I was sort of focused on Sixties' British Pop. While listening to some of Petula Clark's recordings I was struck by her very clear articulation. Yours... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It was grace that ordained you unto salvation. And this signifies, not that God's election is arbitrary, but that it has its reason and motive in God alone. Of Him are all things! God is gracious! Full of grace is He in Himself, apart from any relation or attitude He... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Symbols are interesting items. Rabid self-righteous SJWs seem to think if someone they don’t agree with uses a symbol, it cannot be used by anyone. In spite of its historicity this icon or symbol must be dropped in the memory hole. I look at this behavior the way I regard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life