Author Archives: DougM ☞crotchety and judgmental☜

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.

Posting may be light…

…the iHammock beckons, but I might get a little surfing in _____ Story (Melania’s PSA)


Joe Biden says that you can never postpone an election because it's a danger to democracy, then SECONDS LATER he accuses Wisconsin Republicans of being partisan for not postponing the election: — Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 8, 2020 Classic Demthink. I suspect that people become Democrats or Leftists or advocacy journalists, not because of [...]

Sometimes I wish this wasn’t so easy

As usual, more as the spirit moves me _____ Story (illegals) Story (only correct term, MSU) Story (racist, UC Davis) Painting from Ace of Spades, as usual (Cultural ref)

Death by snu snu prob’ly not gonna happen, so…

_____ Title cultural ref Story (Moon) Story (Moon, but we’re all gonna die) Story (Trump, eclipse) Painting via Ace of Spades as usual Note: (Northam & pals) Yeah, I know his mask is dark green. Just go with the joke, m’kay? The other two are included for an even worse pun. Story (WHO)

I miss the Sunday funny papers

Yeah, got me some trust issues, hereCouldn’t decide which joke to use, so you get both Aussie goes all DougM on a ChiCom consulate (What? Well… I have the hat & whip & political attitude, anyway) Gettiin’ bored, so teachin’ myself to bake UPDATE: on the Venezuelan navy sinking itself (w/vid and snarky thread) Question: [...]

Applicable oldie

TheBigHarry’s comment below inspired me to dig through some old Bob Seger from back in the day (’75). This one applies again Yeah, okay, …say I’m old-fashioned, say I’m over the hill… or the better-visuals version Now, back to all that whippersnappers’ crap that rots the culture. *spit* Hey, rotting the culture was rock & [...]

Another Saturday of self-entertainment

_____ Story (WHO director is ChiCom-apologist commie terrorist) Historical ref (China is assHO vid) Story (AOC, barbaric) Cultural ref (lamentations)

Crock’a Dems Dondee

Trump’s rules trump the Dem’s traditional Calvinball rules Okay, one more _____ Story (Schumer, Trump) Schumer’s letter (.pdf) Trump’s letter (war hammer) Story (Venezuela patrol boat Naiguata sinks itself) Note: ‘kind’ joke in honor of Missy’s new site header (cultural ref) Inspiration #23 (British joke) #3 picked up by Pookie’s Toons

stuff that’s hard to do (crushed like a soda can)

The SpaceX Starship SN3 cryo pressure test didn’t go well (w/vid) My analogy (vacuum crush) was wrong. Here’s a decent explanation It was clearly column failure due to heavy NH4 tank (above) being too heavy for the LOX tank (below) which was insufficiently pressurized to provide rigidity. (See: crushing a beer can on your forehead) [...]

Tuesday is Monday’s repair or do-over

_____ Story (Japan) Story (wings) Source (fortune-teller cartoon) #1 & #2 & #3 & #5 picked up by Pookie’s Toons