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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.

Trump: Our Knight in Shining Tin Foil Armor

by Brad Nelson3/11/16

Dan Flynn has a good summing-up article: Donald Trump vs. The Establishment: More » • (816 views)

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The Corruption of a Conservative

Trump5by Brad Nelson3/4/16
I admit it. I’ve been corrupted by this culture…so much so that Donald Trump is looking like a breath of fresh air — if bombastic, bullying, and overblown air. More » • (1691 views)

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America is sick, but not because of Donald Trump

Trump5by Brad Nelson3/2/16
My daily chore is to do at least a little bit of internet browsing as show-prep. It’s a real pleasure to run across a concise and coherent article on politics. We’ve had more than a few people publish them here. More » • (2515 views)

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Making Peace with The Donald

Trump5by Brad Nelson2/27/16
First off, I hope you like the new banner at the top. If you hate it, you won’t hurt my feeling for saying so. Being in the world of graphic design, you have to live with a certain amount of rejection and try to make the best of it. More » • (1724 views)

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TV Series Review: True Blood

TrueBloodby Brad Nelson2/13/16
Here’s another HBO soap opera, spiced up by liberal amounts of T&A whose point, one might suppose, is to disguise the fact that you are indeed watching a glorified soap opera. More » • (1296 views)

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Palin Endorses Trump

TrumpPalinby Brad Nelson1/20/16
Sarah Palin has endorsed Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. A fairly thoughtful opinion on this event was written by Emily Zanotti at The American Spectator. Emily writes: More » • (1218 views)

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Movie Review: Star Wars – The Twilight Awakens

ForceAwakensby Brad Nelson12/31/15
It’s no fun watching an old friend get old…and I’m not talking about Carrie Fisher. Hey, we’re all headed toward the Death Star trash compactor. The good news is that this movie isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The bad news is, it’s nothing new. It’s a reboot of A New Hope More » • (1252 views)

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Movie Review: Terminator Genisys

Genisysby Brad Nelson12/20/15
I RedBoxed this one last night. It’s the 4th? 5th in the series? I forget which slot this is in the franchise, and that is telling. It’s forgettable but watchable. If you’re a Terminator fan, you’ll want to see this. More » • (730 views)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

by Brad Nelson12/18/15

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens today. And I feel a disturbance in that Force. To expect anything but schlock from J.J. Abrams is expecting too much. The only question in my mind is how vociferously people will apologize for the mediocre. More » • (2010 views)

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Merry Christmas

by Brad Nelson12/10/15

As the chief cook and bottle washer here, I thought I’d take a moment to say thanks to all those who post here and who contribute articles. More » • (1902 views)

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We need a little Christmas

by Brad Nelson11/29/15

Very little gets my blood pumping around this time of year like listening to this song pop onto the radio for the very first play of the season. More » • (1121 views)

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Hoover Air Cordless Series 3.0 Bagless Upright

by Brad Nelson11/29/15

There’s a back-story to this purchase that you don’t want to hear about. Suffice it to say, there is a Sears employee out there who never wants to see me (and my mother) again. Add a tenth circle to Dante’s hell in terms of shopping for vacuums. More » • (1312 views)

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