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Late-60s retired USAF LtColonel ’69-’92 (Satellite engineering, test, launch, & operations. Strategic planning.)
Living in south-central North Carolina.
Shootin’, golfin’, drivin’ an’ 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.

iCommieclast marching orders from CNN

Heeere’s your sign map. [R]oughly 1,500 Confederate symbols still exist on public land more than 150 years after the conclusion of the Civil War. … The list of Confederate symbols also includes 109 public schools…[and] 10 major military bases and nine state holidays or observances. Other symbols, scattered across the United States, include everything from [...]

Mobs are never satisfied

As long as PhotoShop was running… No word, yet, on whether the Barcelona copycats are white-supremacist, racist, Nazi or fascist Trump supporters.

inspired by an old joke

To wit: Yo mamma so ugly, her parents had to tie a pork chop around her neck to get the dog to play with ‘er.

camo fail

And now… leftist stereotypes caricatures ~ story ~ (What? Uhm, dunno if that’s purple, mauve, or lilac. I’m straight.) Can’t wait to see ‘em with their helmets on

historical ref

There’s actually a really good word for this crap Iconoclasm: the deliberate destruction of religious icons or monuments, usually for religious or political motives. People who engage in or support iconoclasm are called iconoclasts, a term that has come to be applied figuratively to any person who breaks or disdains established dogma or conventions. … [...]

riff on a theme

(What? Yeah, the foot of the statue does remind me of the pea-green-paint pun; and, yeah, I knowww my avatar is from For a Few Dollars More, not The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Just humor me, m’kay?) Well, well, well…

stuff that’s hard to do (another 10)

Falcon 9 sticks another landing (good 9-min vid & commentary) ~ vid ~After all, this is the 21stC.

neo-spittle vs anarcho-spittle

But it’s still spit-vs-spit Some think that chaos is a ladder. The key to survival is knowing who think that chaos is a ladder. Iowahawk’s strategy: Phase-I: Identify the problem Phase-II: Propose a solution and give everyone an opportunity to help Phase-III: Peace Historical perspective I think of them as the spitting image of each [...]

Weekend advice: stay on your meds

Especially when you’re a tweeting twit, to wit ~ source ~ Of course, if she was just referring to the retired generals in the executive branch, then it would only be a civilian coup. Yeah, advocating that kind of thing would be much less icky. Much less… uhm… icky. (What? Nah, this doesn’t call for [...]

totally piling-on… totally

Again, this is just a comment on Missy’s post below, but I wanted to make the suggestion to the world that we start callin’ these confused people Taints™. (What? And hopin’ that somebody (e.g. Pookie’s Toons) will re-post the graphic? Totally.) Tetzman’s comment It amuses me to consider that here’s a guy whose claim to [...]