Author Archives: Brad Nelson

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.

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 » • (536 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 » • (1041 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 » • (861 views)

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A Word to the Wiseacres

Trump5by Brad Nelson11/10/16
You backed the winning horse. Good for you. Congratulations. But despite all the nutty things you think about anyone who has any questions about Trump — either before or after his winning the election — I can assure you we are not globalist pigs who simply want to overrun America with illegal aliens. More » • (2873 views)

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Rotting in Hell

Trump5by Brad Nelson11/6/16
May all you NeverTrumpers rot in hell. You are Globalist Authoritarian pigs.  •  Says a poster at the bottom of a David French article at NRO this morning. More » • (1157 views)

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by Brad Nelson10/8/16

In case you haven’t heard, let the “I told you so’s” begin. Rich Lowry says it best: More » • (2579 views)

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Stealing a Flapper’s Heart Away

edison-diamond-discby Brad Nelson10/6/16
I recently inherited an Edison A-100 console phonograph. Apparently called the Moderne (fancier and more expensive models were produced as well), it was produced between 1915 and 1918. It plays the extra-thick 10 inch Diamond Disc records (no second-rate ruby needles for Edison). These suckers were thick. More » • (1036 views)

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by Brad Nelson9/30/16

No (thank God), this is not a post about that Barbra Streisand song. You know me better than that. More » • (1008 views)

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Sealed with a Fall Equinox

by Brad Nelson9/21/16

First, let’s let Bobby Vinton (or it it Jason Donovan?) set up this next segment with a rendition of Sealed with a Kiss whose primary thought is “Though we’ve got to say goodbye for the summer.” It’s a romantic song. More » • (519 views)

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As Simple as Apple Pie

by Brad Nelson9/19/16

There’s an old abandoned orchard deep in the woods where I regularly hike. It contains apples from four different kinds of apple trees. The apples fall to the ground and generally go to waste. It doesn’t seem the deer even eat them. I’ll often grab a couple to eat while hiking or biking. More » • (5361 views)

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What Did Godzilla Ever Do to Deserve His Fate?

by Brad Nelson9/16/16

Born of radiation
He’s the nuclear Zeitgeist
Of a postwar Japan
With aggression in twilight More » • (410 views)

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The Making of Fragile Snowflakes

by Brad Nelson9/12/16

I had a Return to TV Land this weekend. I was looking for some computer cables and stuff inside an old box and instead found an old TV antenna. I had gone about a year without any cable at all. (I pulled the plug). My search for the computer cables having been forgotten, I went off on another tangent. More » • (634 views)

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