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.

Fundamental Transformation…Can it Still be Rightward?

by Brad Nelson9/7/16

Glenn the Greater forwarded me this article. Here’s a bit of it: More » • (958 views)

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2016 Pledge Drive for FRAXA

FRAXA-thumbby Brad Nelson8/23/16
It has been a couple of years since I nominated Fraxa Research Foundation as StubbornThings’ official charity. I believe it is time to remind our readers about this fine organization and to open their wallets once again. Donate here. More » • (4617 views)

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The cancer of Trump supporters

by Brad Nelson9/4/16

Trump apparently gave a pretty good speech at a black church in Detroit yesterday. Both Clinton and Trump were invited to speak and only Trump showed up. Part of Trump’s speech was posted in an American Thinker article: More » • (1497 views)

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St. Mother Teresa

by Brad Nelson9/2/16

Kevin Williamson has a good article that brought to my attention that Mother Teresa of Calcutta will, on Sunday, be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. Kevin thoughtfully writes: More » • (544 views)

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Review: Toro Ultra Blower/Vac

by Brad Nelson8/12/16

My reliable, if difficult-to-start, Black and Decker leaf blower finally gave up the ghost. It was a gas-powered unit. The advantage of gas-powered is freedom from an electric cord. More » • (1283 views)

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Hermitage at 1500 feet

by Brad Nelson8/1/16

Glenn and I were talking back and forth in the background. And it’s revealing nothing personal to say that we are both the contemplative types. Suffice it to say, I’m guessing, unlike most people, he can make it from his front door to his car without texting anyone or chasing Pokemon monsters. More » • (591 views)

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Have the Courtesy to Just Fade Away

Elderyby Brad Nelson7/28/16
I will not mention specifc facility or business names in this essay. And there’s no reason to call 911. The people in question are physically well cared for. That is, after all, the goal of the nanny state, at least regarding seniors. More » • (1842 views)

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Recipe: Beef Stew

by Brad Nelson   7/25/16

Tim’s Elizabeth (or is it Elizabeth’s Tim?) mentioned a stew recipe that sounded good and vaguely similar to mine. So I said I’d post my recipe and compare. More » • (1350 views)

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Finally, an App to Diagnose Stupid

by Brad Nelson7/14/16

You know me. I’m actually a live and let live sort of guy, which why I oppose the Nazis and New Hitler Youth of the Left. These are not let-live types of people. More » • (762 views)

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Intellectual Sociopath

by Brad Nelson6/30/16

Neil Tyson is an intellectual sociopath. I found two recent articles on his sociopathic intellectual idea of “Rationalia,” that “All policy shall be based on the weight of evidence,” in the words of Tyson. More » • (853 views)

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Inhale Love. Exhale Hate.

InhaleLoveby Brad Nelson6/28/16
Turn down your damn radio.  •  It was hot on the Left Coast yesterday. In my part of the People’s Republic of Washington State, it was 80 degrees. I don’t know what that is in Celsius, and I don’t want to know. I have no interest in being a global citizen. More » • (1727 views)

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Hurrah for Britain…sort of

by Brad Nelson6/24/16

The British people have voted to exit the European Union. Apparently this is a binding vote and not one of these fraudulent “voter preference” things which can be easily ignored by politicians. More » • (693 views)

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