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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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"It is not true that the dangers to the maintenance of peace, democracy, freedom, and capitalism are a result of a 'revolt of the masses.' They are an achievement of scholars and intellectuals, of sons of the well-to-do, of writers and artists pampered by the best society. In every country... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
In the spirit of political incorrectness I offer Can you imagine the shitstorm if this was released today? Never mind that they took the piss out of everyone, including themselves. I'm sure some fainting, sensitive defender of public sensibilities would make a federal case over it. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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In the wake of the tragic burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France we've seen some commentators suggest this is a sign of the decline of Christianity in Europe if not the world. Some have referred to our times as a "Post-Christian" era. While it's true that the influence... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Stunning development in Mall of America attack on young person. Local media actually showed a picture of the alleged perpetrator. Hipsters in the Twin Cities shaken by this blatant act of racism (the picture not the attack). Read the article here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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"The ultimate cause, therefore, of the phenomenon of wave after wave of economic ups and downs is ideological in character. The cycles will not disappear so long as people believe that the rate of interest may be reduced, not through the accumulation of capital, but by banking policy." On the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
but Bush and Cheney walk around free. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Just the other day it was in the Sixties and folks were out in cut-offs. The Twins were thrilled that Spring was here. True to my nature, I said, "You might want to wait on celebrating Winter's passing." It's such a burden being right all the time. The picture to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Digging into the past with my musical choices this afternoon. Rough and Ready has long been one of my favorite Jeff Beck albums. This 1971 release with it's jazz and R&B influenced songs was an indication of where Beck would continue his sonic explorations. The album was not received well... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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8 people shot, including 2 children, at family gathering in Englewood. Can't think of a crime much more hateful than harming children. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Is there anyone who truly does not believe the "War on Drugs" has been an abysmal failure? Drug abuse and addiction wreak havoc on communities across the country. Corruption at all levels makes a mockery of attempts to control the flow of drugs coming into the country.Other crimes against persons... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Thus spake Mr. Bob Hite of Canned Heat on "Fried Hockey Boogie." Hanging out with friends back in dinosaur days, Canned Heat was a regular on the turntable. I still like listening to some of their recorded output to this day. A little bit of them goes a long way... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I think I get why Rahm is so pissed about the dismissal of felony charges against an actor with a fistful of intersectional-diversity pokemon points. As a Chicago/Illinois politician (Please note I do not identify him by party affiliation. Both parties are composed of liars, thieves, and murderers.), Rahm is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
From Adam Rickoff's greatly informative and entertaining book on horror films, The Horror of it All: "Since the beginning, the debate has raged over which was the first true heavy metal band, Sabbath or Zeppelin, with some trying to get cute by throwing Deep Purple or esoterica like Blue Cheer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I'm perusing the list of acts for this year's Lollapalooza and either don't know who most of them are or wouldn't listen to if I had a gun to my head. So go ahead and put me on a ice floe and push me out to sea. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I'm sitting here watching this very bizarre and unsettling film called P.O.E. Project of Evil. It's an Italian anthology with vignettes inspired by some of E.A. Poe's stories. As I was sitting here I realized that we had transitioned from Pi Day to The Ides of March. No real significance,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Like any real curmudgeon I have any number of pet peeves. Certain phrases just drive me crazy when I hear or see them in print. Mrs. Metal Dad says it's just the nasty, negative side of my depressive state of being expressing itself. I readily admit to being a cranky,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I love this time of year. I believe it was catching a UConn women's basketball game when Rebecca Lobo played for them which turned me into a fan of women's college basketball. I've watched UConn's women team whenever I can. But I also started following Baylor's Lady Bears. So it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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"The government pretends to be endowed with the mystical power to accord favors out of an inexhaustible horn of plenty. It is both omniscient and omnipotent. It can by a magic wand create happiness and abundance. The truth is the government cannot give if it does not take from somebody."... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Ask the peoples of Eastern Europe how this worked out for them. And by the way, if socialism/communism is so great why did East Germany need to build a wall? Was it to keep all the West Germans from getting into their workers' paradise? And ask people in Cambodia who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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#2 Son and his fiancee were driving back to Madison from the Chicago area. She was driving her car which had been at her folk's home. #2 was behind her driving the Element which he bought from his aunt (The Other Twin). She noticed the car ahead of her begin... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Me and anyone else who passes on the annual self-congratulatory circle jerk of smug, virtue signaling assholes from Hollywood. I will once again pass on being lectured by insulated, vain, self absorbed people who pretend to be something or someone else for a living. The reason we see so many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. I realize I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer but I've been scratching my head lately over some of the things members of the Democratic party and their enablers in the MSM have done or said. It seems... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life