Author Archives: DougM (Bison Party)

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.

Prog Canon (today’s reading: Cargo Cults*)

Where am I goin’ with this? Progressivism results in progress because, hey, progressive. Our technocracy is detached from competence. It’s not the technocracy of engineers, but of “thinkers” who read Malcolm Gladwell and Thomas Friedman and watch TED talks and savor the flavor of competence, without ever imbibing its substance. … The ObamaCare website is [...]

stone cold

According to the new book “Double Down,” … President Barack Obama told his aides that he’s “really good at killing people” while discussing drone strikes. [more] jackass … _____________ Don’t remember where the .gif came from, but I’ve waited months to use it.

more action in wedgieville

*snick* Evidently, Jimmuh doesn’t wanna finish his season in the cellar.

stuff that’s hard to do (cont’d)

Happy Fiftieth Half a century ago, on Nov. 1, 1963, the Soviet Union launched the first prototype of the “killer” satellite—what we would call today an antisatellite system, or ASAT. Officially announced as Polyot-1 (or Flight-1), this highly maneuverable spacecraft was intended to test whether the Soviets could approach an “enemy” satellite and blow it [...]

epic wedgie

During an education and outreach session in Memphis on Friday, Republican Tennessee State Sen. Brian Kelsey gave Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a book that he thought she might need: “Web Sites for Dummies.” [more] (What? No, she doesn’t seem to look all that grateful for the nice man’s help does she?) ~ [...]

Prog Canon (today’s reading: treading water*)

Buddy can you spare an ark? If Progs actually believed their BS, they’d be saving up some ark-building money. How the samhill do Progs expect to respond to real natural disasters (coastal-flooding tsunamis, plague, crop-failure, supervolcano eruption, comet strike, etc.), much less devastating enemy attacks, when all the rainy-day money we can ever hope to [...]

tipping point

In case anyone doubted that “climate change” is nothing but a justification for totalitarianism … President Barack Obama has given* the nation a new “Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience” that expands government bureaucrats’ role in how Americans use their lands, energy, waters and property. … The [executive order] is titled “Preparing the United States [...]

On the other hand …

… that’s prob’ly more than successfully signed up for Obamacare during that period. Unrepentant domestic terrorist and President Obama’s “friend from the neighborhood” Bill Ayers has received a warm welcome for his new book, Public Enemy, on MSNBC. … Sadly, Public Enemy bombed, according to Bookscan numbers, which track book sales through traditional bookstores and [...]

style vs schtick

~ xkcd ~ If you’ve paid attention to my writing style here (and I know you English majors have), perhaps you’ve noticed that I’m a third-way kind’a guy. When I took typing in high school (yeah, using actual non-electric typewriters), double-spacing and no-line-gap paragraph indenting were the norm. Of course, that convention was for generating [...]

burn a puppy for Allah

Nice guys, the Muslim Brotherhood Three puppies were rescued from the Muslim Brotherhood before they were used as “puppy bombs” at a protest in Tahrir Square two weeks ago. The group planned to dip the dogs in gasoline and set them on fire and using them against their opponents. [more] I don’t think we want [...]

nice boos!

~ source ~ ~ source ~ (What? Nope, not wearin’ one. Why do you … heyyyyyy !) UPDATE: RE: masks

This joke wasn’t stolen …

… it was transitioned* to support the Obama/Sebelius narrative by throwing the Obamacare website developers under the bus From the archives of “Hey, what could go wrong?“ _________ * News ref Inspired by TheChive.com

ol’ Firepants

Or, as Joe Wilson* so eloquently put it … __________ * Historical ref

Oh, the vogonity!

If a piece by Bill Whittle that includes the term pea-brained Vogons* doesn’t interest you … wellp, then I reckon we live in different worlds. Hie thee hence and enjoy.__________ * Cultural ref

evening PhotoShop dump

___________ Photo source: can’t remember, probably Tapiture.com

Prog Canon (today’s reading: enlightenment of the enlightened)

Progs are too frikkin’ stupid to understand how truly stupid their world-view is. Alt: When goin’ into the unicorn’ business, it ain’t enough to wish with all one’s might that raisin’ unicorns will be wonderful, one should at least check to see how other unicorn businesses have fared . … and run a check on [...]

What do you think?

What do you call your way of political thought, and why do you think that way? No, I’m not asking for your answers in the comments, I’m just suggesting you visit this site. One really should try to understand the principles behind one’s political mind, because it’s too easy to get whipsawn by BS and [...]

goin’ Galt

What if they gave a gov’t and nobody came? So much for the White House dream of solar selling like hotcakes. The first federal auction run by the Bureau of Land Management to sell chances to build solar power projects on public land went completely bust on Thursday. Nobody showed to bid. “We did not [...]

Prog Heaven

Not just happiness … supreme socialist happiness. You know, Hell. [Venezuela's] President Nicolas Maduro says the new Vice Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness will coordinate all the “mission” programs created by the late President Hugo Chavez to alleviate poverty. … Oil-rich Venezuela is chronically short of basic goods and medical supplies. Annual inflation is running [...]

ho ho hos

home-free by Christmas Okay, for fans of quantum theory or parallel universes (aren’t we all), this is kind of a Schrodinger’s Cat* thing, innit? ___________ News ref * Add’l cultural ref Plan B: get rid of Republicans ___________ RnC archives