Author Archives: DougM (just entertainin' myself in this here sandbox)

72-yo retired USAF LtColonel ’69-’92 (Satellite engineering, test, launch, & operations. Strategic planning.)
Living in south-central North Carolina.
Shootin’ and workin’ on my ’74 TR6, a little gunsmithing, firearms instructing, and entertaining myself posting here at SondraKistan.
Erstwhile single-handed live-aboard sailor/instructor/USCGMaster-50Tons, mounted foxhunter, world traveler, backpacker, book collector, photographer, USCCA corner worker, scuba diver, skier, bicycle tourist, and rescuer of maidens fair. Wise ass.
(What? Oh, right.)
…and pal to my invisible friend, here.

Feet-up Sunday

Where to start, where to start… Let’s start here _____ Story (Axelrod) Stilton’s take (Schiff) Pic via Ace of Spades as usual (15-sec caption rule applies)

Sage advice: uhm, don’t do this

And by “this” I mean “let an untrained journalist handle a firearm” Still can't get over that a Vice reporter, in a video on "smart guns" helping prevent accidental shootings, decided to it was a good idea to point a Thompson, that had a drug mag in, at his cameraman, pull the trigger, and then [...]

Wouldn’t put it past ‘em

Perhaps this is a bit unlikely, but some regimes rate a worst-case consideration Next time one of Bernie’s fans mentions re-education camps or gulags, knee ‘em in the groin for me _____ Story (Chicom camps) Story (Chicom bio-warfare) Story (Chicom biowar theft)

Reckon it’s official

After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2020 Of course, some are snickering that it looks like the Starfleet logo. That’s a sure [...]

Weekend Warm-Up

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it’s usually funnier with a misleading caption Apologies to Mrs Pence & crew (What? Oh, right) …and to the Pope _____ Story (Pence, Pope) Story (Warren, loans)

the Two Minutes Three Years Hate

(What? Harpy anniversary? *heh*) _____ Inspiration Title cultural lref (Nineteen Eighty-Four)


_____ Story (IL elections) Story (‘doctored’ video) Story (Ukraine) Story (absolute power) Both picked up by Pookie’s Toons

safe space

_____ Story Story (pics) Source (#2) Source (#3) #1 & #2 picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Afternoon goof-off

_____ Cultural ref Painting via Ace of Spades, as usual (15-sec caption rule applies)


There’s something very satisfying about this. _____ Story (vids & pics) Story (more vids & pics) Story (even more vids & pics) Both picked up by Pookie’s Toons Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) January 20, 2020