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.

Keeep goin’

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NYT: big short-bus

Not even pretending to be a newspaper, anymore. Just another propaganda rag of a Democrat party organ Could’ve added a bunch of other phrases and words, but you get the idea _____ Story

When it rains…

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First, they came for my stuff…

…then they came for me _____ Story #2 MikeAZ comment

Reality is a harsh mistress…

…and fatal for the true BS artist It’s not so much that this particular example is flawed, it’s that this way of approaching a problem is flawed and doomed to fail. It’s like trying to fly to the Moon using flat-earth theory and uncalibrated instrumentation _____ Story

I know what yer thinkin’…

…Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kinda lost track myself_____ Story Title cultural ref (Dirty Harry)

They haven’t heard his offer, yet

Not sure what Trump has in mind, but I’m thinkin’ it would make a good place for a penal/exile/refugee colony (e.g. Australia) I hope he realizes that Greenland’s yuge only on a Mercator projection Here’s a plan _____ Story (Greenland

What if…

…this was how T-Rex moved Yeah, I know it can’t have been, but dang this is a nice Kentucky bourbon. Now where were we? Oh, yeah… (What? Nah, just like to acknowledge the existence of Oz‘s inverted seasonality, once in a while. You know, to show we’re thinkin’ of ‘em.) Don’t have a place for [...]

rolls off the tongue

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Ps dump

_____ Painting via today’s Ace of Spades