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Brad Nelson

About Brad Nelson

I like books, nature, politics, old movies, Ronald Reagan (you get sort of a three-fer with that one), and the founding ideals of this country. We are the Shining City on the Hill — or ought to be. However, our land has been poisoned by Utopian aspirations and feel-good bromides. Both have replaced wisdom and facts.

Death, Tents, and Redemption

by Brad Nelson4/19/19
This is one of those times where I’m going to ignore the common of advice of “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” But so much goes left unsaid in our insane culture. And so much that should never be said is amplified by media megaphone. So I’m going to chance it. More » • (93 views)

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Movie Review: Green Book

by Brad Nelson3/17/19
With parts of Beauty and the Beast, The Odd Couple, Driving Miss Daisy, and Goodfellas, Green Book was the winner for Best Picture in 2018. More » • (138 views)

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Wagons Ho

by Brad Nelson3/15/19
Some friends of mine recently moved from Libtardville to The Frontier. I won’t tell you which frontier or which people because I told them I would keep them anonymous (thus the mangling of pronouns as we go along). More » • (101 views)

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Bully! for the Bossy

by Brad Nelson2/27/19

Kira Davis has an article at that is instructional: Misbehaving Women: How the Transgender Movement Is Silencing Women More » • (55 views)

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Re-Imagining Christmas

by Brad Nelson12/7/18

Christmas is too commercial. Check. It’s been all but outlawed in our atheistic “sensitive” culture. Check. And many who do try to celebrate at least the forms of it (if they are honest) see Jesus more as a health guru, the ticket to longer (perhaps eternal) life. Check. More » • (213 views)

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TV Series Review: Grantchester

by Brad Nelson6/14/18
A vicar regularly helps a police inspector with his cases while drinking too much and being chronically undecided about the girl he loves…or maybe likes…or maybe they’re just friends. What could go wrong? More » • (211 views)

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Movie Review: The Man Who Knew Infinity

by Brad Nelson6/3/18
I can hear you thinking, “Brad, why are you reviewing another movie that you can’t heartily recommend?” The answer is that you might be fascinated by the subject (mathematics) and/or are a fan of Jeremy Irons who finally (in my humble opinion) has done his first solid work in some time. More » • (161 views)

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Movie Review: Tulip Fever

by Brad Nelson5/30/18
What movie review starts out with “Don’t bother watching this”? This one does. But do bother reading about it, especially if you like a mixture of Three’s Company and The Bard. More » • (83 views)

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by Brad Nelson5/20/18

Jonah Goldberg (a firm never-Trumper) had an article the other day that further clarified for me the Trump dynamic. More » • (460 views)

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Hot Coffee

by Brad Nelson4/19/18

My opinion on the following matter is formed from the content of these three articles: Starbucks sets up re-education camps for baristas by M. Catharine Evans, Why We Shouldn’t Trivialize The Starbucks Arrests by Sarah Quinlan, and some background information about the barista in question, Holly Hylton (sounds like one of Trump’s women), that was presented as a link by a poster. More » • (397 views)

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Movie Review: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

by Brad Nelson4/7/18
This is a Kenneth Branagh project in which he directs and plays the main character, Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot. This is a movie about the man and his mustache. More » • (166 views)

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Movie Review: The Shape of Water

by Brad Nelson4/5/18
This is a fanciful film, the skeleton of which could be described as a mix of Creature from the Black Lagoon and Beauty and the Beast. This film is from Guillermo del Toro, noted for (to my mind) the awful Pan’s Labyrinth. More » • (113 views)

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