Author Archives: DougM (just entertaining myself here)

74-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

The Declaration of Independence…

…something all Americans have in common Ha! Even better


SondraKistan doesn’t count as social media, right? _____ • Story

Take the knee

_____ • Story • Picked up by Pookie’s Toons


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Can you hear my teeth gnashing?

Do you want an ass-kicking? Because this is how you get an ass-kicking Dems regret the poor taste, but promote the outrageous sentiment _____ • Story

Happy Canadia Day

Same birthday card as last year, eh My favorite Canada Day was on my Harley about 25 years ago being handed a CAN flag by the nice customs gal at Little Gold, between Chicken, Alaska, and Dawson City, Yukon _____ Title ref: me ol’ CanaDad’s joke (late of St. Catharines, ONT) Freedom rallies

Stuff That’s Hard to Do (Falcon9 SES comsat)

Sure, we’ve seen this before, but it doesn’t hurt to watch another one It’s still a heckuva thing Tilty bullseye landing @T+8m30s Atlas launch (Friday evening)

Nobody expects…

_____ • Cultural ref • Picked up by Bookworm • Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Special J6 Inquisition session hears “new evidence”

_____ • Story • Story • Cultural ref (witch trial, Holy Grail) • Cultural ref (Simone, Ferris Bueller) • Picked up by Pookie’s Toons • Story

The Choice Thing

_____ • Picked up by Pookie’s Toons • Picked up by Bookworm