Author Archives: DougM (not as deplorable as one might think)

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.

We’re men, manly men

ISISsies in drag captured escaping Mosul Pictures emerge showing men caught fleeing Mosul in dresses as ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi orders men’s wives and girlfriends to flee. [story] To be fair, perhaps these are wives or girlfriends. Hey, y’never know. ________ Title cultural ref

stuff that’s hard to do (Euro-Mars stuff)

Live coverage of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and the Schiaparelli lander arriving at Mars Should acquire lander signal about 1:25pm Eastern. Still waiting for confirmation from lander. Lander signal was lost during atmospheric descent. Looks like they won’t know anything until tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Europe’s Schiaparelli lander did not behave as expected as it [...]

today’s schadenfreude

Correct me… *cringe* You stand corrected. Okay, one wouldn’t be so harsh with a normal person making that mistake, well, not if they haven’t taken Civics, yet; but apparatchiks in the Democrat Propaganda Ministry’s CNN Bureau aren’t “normal” people. They are the opinion-shaping elite. You know what’s really troubling, though? This must have also passed [...]

What’s a metaphor, if not to make a point

Oh, so many possibilities: Under the bus Dumping on America Rules? Rules are for them, not us Hey, it’s just Georgia CBS 46 News reported that a Lawrenceville businessman took several photos of the Clinton campaign’s “Forward Together” tour bus dumping waste into a storm drain. The man’s pictures showed liquid seeping out from underneath [...]

this is how liberty dies (part deux)

Watch Part One, first. ~ story ~ They ain’t bein’ “democratic” when they cheat. *thump*thump* *thump*thump*

this is how liberty dies

~ story ~Yeah, let the Wookie win. _____ Title cultural ref Previously on KisP Sheriff Clarke weighs in (I’m not there yet) more For committing the sin of gettin’ caught: Scott Foval, one of the subjects of a recent James O’Keefe exposé broken exclusively by Breitbart on Monday, has been removed from his job with [...]

today’s distraction

It’s Monday, the battle for Mosul has begun, the NorKs are threatening a preemptive nuclear strike on the US, Assange’s internet access has been severed, the Dems have gone full-Brownshirt on Trump, and thousands are still mopping-up from Matthew here in NC; but Femen has come to our rescue. See? The French police know how [...]

today’s winner

Somebody is unclear on the concept of Nazi A North Carolina Republican Party office … was firebombed overnight, causing major damage and destruction. … The explosive device was thrown through the window of the office, and the words, “Nazi Republicans, leave town or else,” were painted on a nearby building. [story w/vid] Looks like NC [...]

uh, ohhh…

Face off or lose face This may not end well, especially when both are big-talkers, are armed to the teeth, have nukes, and share a common border Russian border patrol agents were forced to open fire after attempting to stop a fishing vessel with North Korean crew on board for inspection. But the crew resisted, [...]

Ministry of Truth (Minitru)

Now we know why Obama really wanted to cede management of the internet Evidently, it was not to strengthen the First Amendment’s freedoms of speech and press. Hunh, knock me down with a feather. President Barack Obama floated the notion of a test for media organizations, griping about the wide-spread existence of alternative media available [...]