Author Archives: DougM (Browncoat)

73-yo retired USAF LtColonel ’69-’92 (Satellite engineering, test, launch, & operations. Strategic planning)
BSE (aerospace eng) UMichigan ’69, MS(astro guidance&control) AF Inst Tech ’75
Living in south-central North Carolina
Shooting, working on my ’74 TR6, a little gunsmithing, 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 & Harley tourist, shooting instructor, and rescuer of maidens fair. Wise ass
(What? Oh, right)
…and pal to my invisible friend, here

Speaking of Neanderthals…

(What? Why? I said he was not a Neanderthal. You callin’ me a liar?) _____ Story

Sticked and Stoned

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Keeping count

Nah, no big deal Some jackasses just deserve being pointed-to and laughed-at, whenever it’s really convenient to do so _____ Story

Q & A, non

So, how’s that QAnon uprising goin’? I’ve been distracted all dayThe WH non-Q&A BIDEN: "I'm happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do…" *White House feed cut* — The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 3, 2021 Key phrase: if that’s what I’m supposed to do Key player: the director Key message: [looks down [...]

Stuff that’s hard to do (Starship prototype SN10 flies)

Here’s Scott Manley’s really helpful post-mission analysis (go full-screen) Watch for brown puffs in the exhaust and the different-color exhausts (blue vs yellow) on ascent. That’s all my uncalibrated eyeballs noticed until the flamey thing around the skirt during the landing burn. And so ends the official Space-X live coverage, tilted and still on fire [...]

Today’s racist, corrupt, lying, traitor and all-around POS

Finally embarrassed by something _____ Story Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Sticking it to the World

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Good question, Joe …

…especially for a Sunday _____ Story Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Of Sammiches an’ Men

Big question of locked-down relationships: What’s the point of tellin’ ‘er t’ make ya a sammich, if it’s just gonna be disappointing or piss ya off? (Totally just an excuse to use that great pic) Okay, perhaps advice from an ol’ bachelor ain’t really worth a whole heckuva lot, but there ya go. You’re welcome [...]