Author Archives: DougM (speak three names)

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.

gotta get this off my chest

Okay, now I feel better. (What? Uh, Mary Ann)

morning spew warning

The Emmy for best drama queen in an embarrassing on-air meltdown goes tooo… (Watch this only while sitting. Srsly, the spin is dizzying) "Fifty years from now, schoolchildren studying American history will come upon this photograph, and they will instantly know who was in charge in that room – the adult standing and pointing at [...]

Happy Pronouns Day

Righhhhht… Some thoughts: 1. Sex is determined by genes, not surgeons and drugs. There are two, but some folks have both. 2. The English language has three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter (the he-she-it thing). I’m fine with one wanting to be called “it” but that’s silly. 3. Inventing a word list for variations of [...]

three Democrats walk into the White House…

Today’s lesson: Not picking up on the utter savagery of an insult. They thought ‘third-rate‘ would’ve been bad… (What? Yeah, a most punchable face, indeed) Defenestration prob’ly wasn’t done because of the bullet-proof glass

influencing foreign elections

(What? Hey, you know I don’t give a hoot about that crap. It’s just an opportunity for dumb schadenfreude and Ps jokes. They’re still allowed, so enjoy! … You’d do it for Randolph Scott*) _____ * Cultural ref

Sometimes, y’gotta wait for it to play out a bit

Turkey’s Erdogan fights Syrians, wants to destroy Kurds. Trump withdraws US forces from between them. Erdogan gleefully attacks Kurds. US prepares for sanctions against Turkey. Erdogan finds Turkey isolated, surrounded by old enemies, and sanctions looming. Erdogan asks Trump to mediate peace talks between Turks and Kurds. Sometimes, y’gotta change a belligerent’s perception of his [...]

Aaand the Calvinball Tournament continues

_____ Story Title KisP ref Previously, on KisP

Is it because resisting arrest is an impeachable offense…

…or are you just shooting your not-inconsiderable mouth off?_____ Story Historical ref (tumbril) Inspiration (Stilton) Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Happy Columbus Day

Haven’t done a cringe-inducing post for a while, so…Evidently, all of the local tribe names were already taken

New rule! New rule!

The Calvinball tournament continues _____ Story (whistleblower) Story (quid pro quo) *snick* (also quid pro quo) Story (judiciary) #1 & #2 picked up by Pookie’s Toons