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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.

Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

by Brad Nelson6/19/17
Based upon a book by Ransom Riggs, and directed by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is yet another X-Men-ish story about how everyone is different and those differences are special…except when they turn us into monsters…in this case, monsters from the mind of Tim Burton. More » • (102 views)

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Movie Review: Rogue One

by Brad Nelson5/28/17
Rogue One tells the story of the downfall of the Death Star that materially occurs later in Star Wars: A New Hope. The plans for the Death Star are stolen from the Imperial archive and transmitted to rebel forces. These plans, as you know, end up in the memory banks of R2D2. And off we go. More » • (343 views)

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The Ministry of Grievances

by Brad Nelson5/1/17

We’re embarking on a bold new path. I’m “democratizing” this place a bit (another way of saying I’m tired of all the work I have to do in the background to post small bits and pieces that people submit). More » • (244 views)

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Forum Play

by Brad Nelson4/30/17

I’ve re-instituting the forums section of this site. You’ll find it here. You can, of course, at any time can click the “Forum” menu item at the far top right of the page on the menubar. More » • (545 views)

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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 » • (748 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 » • (257 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 » • (451 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 » • (617 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 » • (511 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 » • (574 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 » • (1047 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 » • (374 views)

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