Author Archives: DougM (a 20th-Century guy)

70-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.

stuff that’s hard to do (3d launch/landing of this Stg-1 with private Israeli moon lander)

Stg-2 sep 20m30s Fairing sep 21m30s Stg-1 re-entry burn 24m15s Stg-1 landing burn 26m25s Payload-1 sep 51m15s (mostly hidden) Payload-2 1h01m30s_____ Story (Moon-lander) Also, Japan’s spacecraft, Hayabusa-2, touched down on asteroid Ryugu to take a sample for return to Earth jlw comment

birds of a feather

Her BS gives BS a bad name_____ Story

Icky men are unworthy of the dream

[A She-Woman, Man-Haters' Center] has devoted the month of February to developing “feminist masculinities” and questioning “the collective socialization of men” through a slate of activities they’ve dubbed “Masculinities Month.” Perhaps androids, rather than humans, would be more what collectivists have in mind. Wouldn’t it be great, though, to be able to see the world [...]

They said you was hung

_____ Story (Dana Loesch’s joke) Title cultural ref Virginia Democrats Publicly Thank Jussie Smollett For Taking All The Attention Away From Them — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) February 21, 2019

Yeahhh, no thanks

If it weren’t for the internet, we’d probly never run across wackadoodles like this trying to define reality in self-satisfying terms which make not one iota of difference to anything outside of their own brains. But I suppose it is symbolic*Don’t let crazy define your world. _____ Story * Cultural ref (Stan→Loretta + symbolic)

Good, but ultimately of no use

Karl Marx’s grave defaced for second time in a fortnight Had me a more useful ideer for Lenin a few years ago

early candidate review (Sen Kirsten “old mayo” Gillibrand)

The eternal struggle, citizen vs officeholder (What? Yep, another rainy day, so you get this stuff) _____ Story At least she didn’t open a beer bottle with her teeth.

early candidate review (Amy “boss from hell” Klobuchar)

_____ Story Cultural ref Sage advice: air guns are a fine training tool for new shooters and kids. They allow for safety and marksmanship instruction which build fundamental skills without the bang-recoil pre-reaction with firearms. Just, just do it with a backstop, m’kay? I mean, nothing gets my neighbors as angry as having a BB [...]

They’re of two minds about this background-check thing

What’s the frigging point of a law they don’t intend to enforce? Okay, trick question._____ Story

Sense, it begins to make

_____ Cultural ref: (Part-1) (Part-2)