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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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The GOBA ride landed in Oregon, OH Friday which is where they camped for the night. The Twins had a photo op with the mayor of Oregon (photo to the left). They had an easy 34 mile ride back to their original starting point in Bowling Green, OH Saturday and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Dispatches from GOBA (cont.) So the Twins are continuing their cycling around Ohio and #2 Son arrived here around 6:00 PM. Having a ball watching movies and just hanging out. The girls should be home late Sunday. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Dispatches from GOBA (cont.) Apparently some pretty strong storms rolled through the area. Even though Thursday's route had to be re-routed to avoid some flooding the Twins were able to get their 50 miles in. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Dispatches from GOBA (cont.) Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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The Twins completed Tuesday's leg of the GOBA ride. They like to get up and on the road as early as they can. Most of the time they like to hit the road between 6 or 7 AM. #2 Son texted me on Sunday to let me know he was... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Apparently the weather cleared up somewhat today and the Twins were able to get in a good day of riding. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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So I heard from Mrs. Metal Dad. They arrived in Ohio for their ride and it's raining cats and dogs. I'm not sure how much riding they will be able to get in but I am sure they'll have lots of fun hanging out with fellow members of the Cult... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Not for me but for the Twins. They are on their way to Ohio to participate in The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure known as GOBA. This means about 10 days of hardcore, grindcore, powerviolence, and other permutations of loud, fast music at unreasonably high volume all day as I go... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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We have IBM to thank for this one: "Let's champion data rights as human rights." WTF does this even mean? Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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But it is good to see Illinois has its priorities straight. The Illinois Senate passed the "Reproductive Health Act" which treats abortion like every other medical procedure. So Chicago elects its first Black and homosexual mayor and the state of Illinois moves to protect the ability to end the life... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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While waiting for Game 2 of the Women's College World Series (softball) I reached into the wayback machine and pulled out some old Fleetwood Mac. Now I'm talking about the original British interpreters of American blues music not the cool, sleek pop music juggernaut of the late Eighties into the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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It's been a few years now since I discovered women's softball at the collegiate level. Even though my sons still give me shit about watching "girls playing ball" I enjoy it very much.This year has not been a disappointment. From the Divisional Softball Tournament to the games played yesterday and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Have been reading news articles the past couple of days about how the CEO of Disney says his company may "find it difficult" to remain in Georgia if a proposed anti-abortion bill becomes law. Reminds me of a line from Steve Taylor's marvelously satirical "I Blew Up the Clinic Real... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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A tip of the hat to The Babylon Bee Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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So I'm watching "SportsCenter" or some such mind numbing program and a commercial for an online university comes on. The voice-over intones, "Talent is distributed equally but opportunity is not." Hits a bullseye right in my pet peeves. What alternate universe do the ad writers inhabit? I would like to... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Some People Have Way Too Much Time And Money On Their Hands I was reading how the morons who run the Oak Park/River Forest High School system in Illinois are going to spend $53 K or so to replace 1,750 copies of the yearbook after staff found 18 photos of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, progressive or traditional, Right or Left? These are labels which the State uses to divide citizens and keep them blind to their real enemy which is the welfare/warfare state. There are people with whom I don't agree on any number of lesser issues but... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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How long will it take before the citizenry gets tired of being screwed by politicians, lobbyists, and the Federal Reserve? From ZeroHedge: Before 2009, the Fed did not pay interest on banks' excess reserves held at the Fed. This practice was introduced as a taxpayer-funded subsidy to the banks during... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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"Gun control is like socialism: they're always one pile of civilian corpses away from complete success." The Rageaholic Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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The biggest reason is I donated my Mexican flag to Goodwill when we were purging our Illinois house in preparation for our move to The Land of Ice Fishing. Another factor is that the only reason I bought the flag was to irritate a neighbor who used to glare at... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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My dear wife is convinced I am either clinically depressed or "on the spectrum." I know I'm not a cheerful kind of guy. Never have been. I remember the choir director when I was in elementary school asking me what was wrong once. When I told him nothing he said... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I've been listening to this a fair bit lately. Although their first release, Black Sabbath, which came out in 1970 did fairly well commercially if not critically I don't think anyone was ready for the genre defining explosion of Paranoid which was released in 1971. I don't think genre defining... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life