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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.

Wandering in the Desert (a subsidized one as well)

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My head just about exploded when I read this article by Henry Olsen: Food (Stamps) for Thought. And although I had my shot at Mr. Olsen, our own Geoph2 said it best: “According to the “Conservative” media and GOP leadership – every issue is the wrong battle! More » • (1913 views)

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Movie Review: Newsfront (1978)

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For those who like “small” movies (and you know who you are…you like offerings such as Waking Ned Diving and Local Hero), Newsfront is small even on that scale. This is not a three-alarm story, but it is an honest one. More » • (1554 views)

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Movie Review: Strangers on a Train (1951)

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Not one of Hitchcock’s best efforts but certainly very watchable. Strangers on a Train is about a young tennis star (played by Farley Granger) and a mentally corkscrewed momma’s boy (Robert Walker) meeting on a train and striking up an ill-fated conversation. More » • (2982 views)

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Are We Becoming a Pagan Society?

Tree Huggerby Brad Nelson
I’ve started reading G.K. Chesterton’s biography of Francis of Assisi. And thanks to Mr. Kung or whoever recommended that book to me. So far it’s been interesting. More » • (2626 views)

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Movie Review: King’s Solomon’s Mines (1937)

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I’m aware of at least three versions of this story. There’s one from 1950 and there’s the 1985 film with Richard Chamberlain which isn’t highly rated. I don’t think I’ve seen either one of those in full. More » • (2148 views)

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Chicken Little Update

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According to this article at the Washington Examiner, the all-knowing U.N.’s IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel of Committed Communists) has determined that Gaia will be getting cooler. More » • (1752 views)

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I Would Be All For Marxist Christianity if Jesus Had a Magic Money Tree.

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In an astonishing development, The Editors at NRO have a sensible article regarding the Catholic view on illegal aliens. More » • (2294 views)

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Movie Review: State of Play (2009)

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Reminiscent of All the President’s Men, this movie follows a couple newspaper reporters hot on the trail in the aftermath of two professional-like murders. The convoluted trail leads to high-stakes Washington power politics where “stop the presses” is the byline. More » • (1943 views)

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Movie Review: Aleksandra (2007)

AleksandraThumbby Brad Nelson
A weary, but stoic, Russian grandma comes to visit her grandson on the front lines in Chechnya where the troops are no less exhausted. Contrasted with the oppressive heat, the dust-covered military steel, and a bare-bones fort, is Mother Russia herself personified in a grey-haired old woman. More » • (1123 views)

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Let’s Duke it Out

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I find the usual political BS so tiring. So it was nice to run into this excellent bit of commentary by Selwyn Duke: Why Millennials Won’t Turn ‘Conservative’. More » • (1702 views)

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Movie Review: Wake of the Red Witch

WakeofWitchThumbby Brad Nelson
How did I ever miss this one? This is a surprisingly good South Seas adventure. It features three things I love: Jack-London-like sailing adventures, the exotic South Seas, and John Wayne. More » • (1308 views)

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Movie Review: Somewhere in the Night

SomewhereInTheNightThumbby Brad Nelson
A terrific bit of film noir that, unfortunately, gets bogged down a bit by an overly complicated plot and an ending that doesn’t match the smartness of the rest of the film. That’s the bad news. More » • (978 views)

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