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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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Tip o the hat to American Renaisance Posted on June 4, 2020 Rioter Charged with Attempted Murder After Allegedly Shooting at Minneapolis Police WCCO, June 2, 2020 Jaleel Stallings A 28-year-old St. Paul man faces eight criminal counts including second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting at police officers during protests... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
What pushes the masses into the camp of socialism is, even more than the illusion that socialism will make them richer, the expectation that it will curb all those who are better than they themselves are. . . . There will no longer be any room left for innovators and... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
For those too young to have lived it and you oldsters wishing to relive it, The 1960s Nostalgia Tour. Complete with vandalized automobiles, burning trash cans and the tantalizing smell of tear gas. Not to mention the unearned sense of moral superiority that comes with carrying a sign and chanting... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
"Everything brought forward in favor of Socialism during the last hundred years, in thousands of writings and speeches, all the blood which has been spilt by the supporters of Socialism, cannot make socialism workable." - Socialism, p. 117 Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Mrs. Metal Dad and I were in Barbados twenty-five or so years ago. We went as part of a group from my employer at the time. It was a bonus of sorts for participation in a quality assurance initiative based on Phillip Crosby's concept of Quality Improvement. It was a... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
I understand hyperbole. I plead guilty to using it on more than one occasion. This post's title is something I said to the senior pastor of the church my wife and I attended for a time. We were going there because we had learned about their ministry for children and... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
A. Christ was exalted in his ascension, in that having after his resurrection often appeared unto and conversed with his apostles, speaking to them of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God, and giving them commission to preach the gospel to all nations, forty days after his resurrection, he,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
I usually do not sneeze when the Federal Government tries to give back some of the money they extracted from me under threat of violence (taxes). But this so-called Economic Impact Payment baffles me. Who thought this redistribution of money taken from those who earned it to be given away... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
How could I ever lose? I guess it's been some thirty or so years since I experienced a mild stroke. I had stopped smoking and drinking a few years before. I had dropped about forty pounds of drinking weight. One day, out of the blue, I noticed loss of some... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
As in Ivan Pavlov, noted physician and physiologist and pioneer in behaviour therapy and conditioning, not Pavlov's Dog, St. Louis prog rock band whose heyday was 1972 - 1977. I haven't thought about them in a coon's age. Their album was constantly on the turntable in the party house I... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Had opportunity to watch the 1954 science fiction film Them! tonight. This was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I don't recall seeing it at the theater but since it came out a year after I was born I doubt I would have. I saw it plenty of... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
So I've been kind of theological and economical on this tiny slice of the ether for the past few days. Time to switch it up. Earlier today I was watching a documentary on the band, Black Flag. Keith Morris, original vocalist was talking about the first album he bought. This... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
That's a question asked by numbskulls whenever a cut in taxes is proposed. These are typically the same economic geniuses clamoring for stuff like Universal Basic Income, "free" college tuition, and other forms of governmental largesse. News Flash!! Tax cuts don't cost anything but government programs do, and often quite... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
The Psalter is God's prayer book. And christians should make use of it, both in personal worship and in the corporate worship of the Church gathered. But what are we to make of the imprecatory Psalms? These are Psalms in which the divinely inspired human author calls down curses, judgement,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
That is if you are waiting for the political establishment and their sycophantic whores in the Mainstream Media to honestly investigate and report on the allegations against former VP Joe Biden. After all, these are the same folks who revered an alcoholic lecher who let a young woman drown in... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Just the other day I was thinking. A dangerous activity to be sure. I was wondering if/when a vaccine is developed for the Wuhan Flu, will the Pharma giant who develops it guarantee it is perfectly safe? Question 2. Will they accept liability for any individuals who have an adverse... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Still waxing nostalgic about some of the great shows I attended with one or both of my sons. #2 Son and his cousin, Mike went with me to catch Throwdown one night. You Don't Have to Be Blood to Be Family and Haymaker were in heavy rotation in the car... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
One of the best shows I attended was an Earth Crisis show at the Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago some years ago. Both sons and one of their friends went along. It was a really stacked bill, Terror, Shai Hulud, Sworn Enemy, Recon, and Down to Nothing. I was especially... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Saw Walls of Jericho with #1 Son some years back at the Arlington Heights VFW Hall. It was a small venue with a "stage" which was basically a platform about half a foot high. If I recollect rightly Full Blown Chaos also played. Walls has been a favorite for me... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
This was inspired by an article over at The Unz Review and its comment thread. "The Catholic Church Has Nobody to Blame But Itself" I was raised Roman Catholic in Chicago during the late 50s and the 1960s. I suppose I was as devout in my Catholicism as a young... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2020 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life