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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.

Fly the Friendly Skies

by Brad Nelson4/12/17

You’ve probably all seen the video of the man being “bumped” from a United Airlines flight. David French has an article noting that none of the sides involved (including the passenger) look good. The consensus of the commenters to this article, which I think is a better take, goes something like this: “Yeah, that Asian guy was over-the-top. But if he hadn’t freaked out, little attention would have been brought to this practice of bumping.” More » • (481 views)

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Review: Micca 15-Inch Digital Photo Frame

by Brad Nelson4/11/17

I like taking photographs. But once taken, what do you do with them? You can print them on a photo printer, but I’ve found inkjet printers to be problematic, at best. Unless you’re constantly using them, they tend to dry out. More » • (91 views)

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Movie Review: The Martian (2015)

by Brad Nelson3/19/17
Imagine my surprise to find a modern-day science fiction film with only four stupid things in it, and one of them was not (click here). More » • (306 views)

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Movie Review: Arrival (2016)

by Brad Nelson3/11/17
Let me first off say that this movie passes the Tarzwell Rule which is “Good enough to sit down and watch for light entertainment and a bowl of popcorn.” Pat, we’re indebted to you for this insight. But does this cosmic-surfboard-comes-to-earth movie stand up to its high reputation? More » • (461 views)

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Brick and Mordor

by Brad Nelson2/21/17

You know what’s annoying? Waiting in line to pay for something while the guy ahead of me takes five minutes filling out some stupid “club card.” More » • (397 views)

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Recipe: Crock-Pot Chili

by Brad Nelson   2/20/17

This recipe is for maximizing the output of a 6.5 quart slow cooker. This is very convenient for preparing the night before and having for lunch or dinner the next day. I’ve made this at 8:00 pm at night and had it the next day for lunch. It doesn’t seem to overcook. More » • (399 views)

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A Win for the Constitution

by Brad Nelson2/1/17

Three cheers for Trump. He has apparently kept one of his most vital campaign promises. NRO editors are calling Gorsuch an “originalist” and this nomination to the Supreme Court A Win for the Constitution: More » • (907 views)

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The Mall-i-fication of America

by Brad Nelson1/30/17

Here’s a story on the ungodly amounts of money spent on amenities for the Snowflakes at university. George Leef sums it up when he writes: More » • (322 views)

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America First

by Brad Nelson1/27/17

There’s some question arising whether Trump’s “America First” is a proper concern for national interest or whether it harkens back to Lindberg’s “America First” which was pro-Hitler in practice. More » • (468 views)

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Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

by Brad Nelson1/20/17

The end of Obama’s presidency is akin to the mild pleasure one gets from flushing the toilet and disposing of the waste. Obama empowered the worst in us. “Social justice,” in reality, means empowering the complainers, loafers, and ne’re-do-wells under the guise of compassion and compensation. More » • (884 views)

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Rotting Fruit or Aging Wine?

by Brad Nelson1/4/17

A few thoughts on this site and where we’re going. More » • (301 views)

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Parting Shots at 2016

2016by Brad Nelson12/27/16
Thomas Sowell is retiring. Here is his Farewell Note in which he writes: More » • (553 views)

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Like a Bowl Full of Retail

by Brad Nelson12/22/16

It’s Christmas, and this is internet blogging, so allow me to make a snow mountain out of an ice crystal. More » • (304 views)

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Jesus Would Be Pissed

by Brad Nelson12/8/16

My office is in the lower level of a two-story Lutheran Church building. It’s no longer a Lutheran Church. My mother owns the building and the top floor is rented out to a really great pastor, so it does fulfill its original function, at least in part. More » • (718 views)

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Right Wing TV

by Brad Nelson11/18/16

Let us take a moment away from our daily grievance (the national pastime, right or left) and enjoy what is good, at least about the artistry of this nation. Here’s some music to set the mood: More » • (540 views)

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