Author Archives: DougM (not as deplorable as one might think)

Mid-60s retired USAF LtColonel ’69-’92 (Satellite engineering, test, launch, & operations. Strategic planning.)
Living in south-central North Carolina.
Shootin’, golfin’, motortcyclin’, workin’ on my ’74 TR6, a little gunsmithing, firearms instructing, and entertaining myself posting 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, yeah.)
…and pal to my invisible friend, here.


As a tumbleweed rolls across a dust-blown frontier street sometimes known as the debate run-up ~ story ~ ________ Yeah, I know, mixed metaphors (duel vs poker); but, hey, it’s a weekend.

like nails on a chalkboard

You worthless bumpkins have failed her again, and she is not amused (or playin’ with a full deck, apparently). That look… We’ve seen it before _________ Cultural ref

Hands up, don’t kick!

It’s not even “revenge” — the guy is innocent It’s brutal, feral, racialist thuggery

D’oh !

Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, accidentally destroyed the case for gun control during his show [when] he made fun of a Minnesota man fed up with Islamic terrorism. The target of Noah’s ire was an ice cream shop owner in a small town southeast of St. Cloud, Minnesota — the [...]

Don’t go there

Six years ago, in sci-fi movie years… Uhmm… NASA sent out a cryptic message, stating that there is “surprising activity” on Europa – the most well known of Jupiter’s 67 moons. … The space experts said in a statement announcing the event on Monday, to be broadcast live at 7PM UK time: “Astronomers will present [...]

today’s big zeeerooo

Nanzi Pelosi, a despicable, vile hypocrite You know… a Prog Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been a vocal backer of President Obama’s … plan to import a minimum of 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the fiscal year, at one point accusing Republicans of “slamming the door on mothers and children.” But [...]

This time… it’ll work!

Just when you think your life sucks has pimples, commies come to the rescue with a little perspective Venezuela’s petroleum industry, whose vast revenues once fueled the country’s Socialist-inspired revolution, underwriting everything from housing to education, is spiraling into disarray. To add insult to injury, the Venezuelan government has been forced to turn to its [...]

today’s dramatic rescue

Perhaps we all could use a little good news for a change Hey, I mean, like, you know… duuuckliiings ~ story ~

that “good-guy with a gun” thing

The MN mall didn’t ban knives*, but it did ban firearms. Well, almost all firearms — bad luck for the jihadi stabass. USPSA Shooter, 3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, [...]

unattended-bagage handlers

[NY]The day Ahmad Khan Rahami allegedly planted two bombs in Chelsea … two thieves accidentally helped to disable his second pressure cooker bomb left inside a rolling suitcase …. The young men … opened the bag and took the bomb out, sources said, before placing the explosive into a garbage bag and walking away with [...]