Author Archives: DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)

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.

You first

Well, Mr Secretary? WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected and appointed government officials to lead by example, THEREFORE, we call upon the U.S. Department of State to remove air conditioning from all property [...]

the truth as a lie

…because you’ll do nothing but sleep* [Hillary] actually said something that is undeniably true: “I often feel like there’s the Hillary standard, and then there’s the standard for everybody else.“ By that, Clinton meant to say that she often gets treated unfairly. Which is also true. [story] Even Evil Spock was impressed by the chutzpah [...]

enemy of my enemy…

…well, they’re still my enemy but it tickles me to see the main enemy squirm At a lively Sunday march in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, chants of “lock her up,” “Hillary for Prison” signs and t-shirts and calls for indictment were common among the most ardent supporters of Mr. Sanders, who [...]

Today’s second award goes tooo…

[tears-open envelope] …Rep. Keith Ellison (Islamocommie, MN) ! Calls Trump “the worst Republican nominee since George Wallace” ~ vid ~________ Award assumes this was a gaffe and not an attempt to re-write history. There’s a different award for that.

Today’s award goes tooo…

[tears-open envelope] …Iran ! Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging …. … “The truth is that most satellite channels… deviate the society’s morality and culture,” …. “What these televisions really achieve is increased divorce, addiction and [...]

Sausage Making 101: DNC emails

Today’s sexist, nay, misogynist unpresidering Wasserman Schultz’s stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, but her removal from the convention stage comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails. [story] Transparency Be careful what you promise More DNC-email goodies Looks like she’s gonna resign Looks like her [...]

a distinction without a difference

Democrat manipulation of elections has reached a new level of overt villainy You’d think this would settle the matter Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s action restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons was unconstitutional, Virginia’s highest court ruled Friday, siding with Republican lawmakers who said the governor overstepped his authority. … Chief Justice Donald Lemons, [...]

today’s *clank*

For those of us in need of inspiration or humility, this here’s one impressive son of a gun with a unique résumé: World-famous Russian traveler [64-yo] Fedor Konyukhov has broken a world record, managing a nonstop solo balloon flight around the globe in just 11 days. He covered some 34,000km, at altitudes up to 10,000 [...]

Yeahhh, fire will do that

Commies and stupids and flames, oh my! Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention. … Among those arrested was Gregory “Joey” Johnson, whose torching of the flag at a GOP convention three decades ago led to the landmark 1989 U.S. Supreme [...]

I need some muscle over here

~ Calvary? ~____________ Title cultural ref