Author Archives: DougM (easily entertained)

Late-60s retired USAF LtColonel ’69-’92 (Satellite engineering, test, launch, & operations. Strategic planning.)
Living in south-central North Carolina.
Shootin’, golfin’, drivin’ an’ 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.

Meanwhile, in another swamp…

Should they not have done that? With less than 3 weeks before Dutch Election, Frontrunner Geert Wilders has suspended his campaign after a major security breach. A Moroccan-origin Dutch police officer working on Wilders security detail was arrested for passing on his movements to Moroccan criminal gangs. … It is unclear why Dutch security officials [...]


~ story ~Strong message to follow.

Make me a sandwitch

Poof! You’re a sand witch.Where’d you learn how to spell? A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him (version 2.0) To be performed at midnight on every waning crescent moon until he is removed from office. The first ritual takes place Friday evening, February 24th, at the stroke of midnight. This [...]

He took our jawrbs!

~ story ~____________ Title cultural ref (Yeah, yeah, I know you know. Remember, these cultural refs are for the benefit of future historians writing about the influence of SondraKistan on Early-21stC socio-politics.) Speaking of yo’ jawrb… (caution: language and spew)

La Résistance Française, she eez back, non?

If she weren’t a lady, I’d call this a *clank* The leader of France’s National Front, Marine Le Pen, has opted to cancel a meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti rather than wear an Islamic veil. … “You can pass on my respects to the grand mufti, but I will not cover myself up,” she said. [...]

You brought one too many

More’a them there sophisticated elites ~ story ~____________ Title cultural ref 57 ref In retaliation, the US adds an extra star to the EU flag

a day without commies

Trump’s still president, literally; and this evidently upsets some in The Left™ “In yet another counterproductive display of unbridled rage, thousands of Americans plan to gather on Presidents’ Day in order to protest the existence of President Donald Trump. According to The Daily Mail (UK): Planned marches will take place in New York, Los Angeles, [...]

Vehr iss yoah vite ahm bandt, comrade?

Chic tribalism Not a good trend, here, folks. New York Fashion Week has long been a chance for designers to showcase their newest collections, but this year they also seemed to put something else on display—their political agendas. A number of prominent designers put white bandanas on their models as a subtle symbol of protest [...]

stuff that’s hard to do (just another landing)

Well, it is the 21st Century (on-board vid lags external real-time vid by a few seconds) ~ vid ~ story ~ Cooler landing vid ~ vid ~

stuff that’s hard to do (India edition)

Who wants to see 104 satellites launched on one booster? “I do! I do!” is the proper response. ~ vid ~ ~ background story ~ Since India can pull-off this kind of thing, mebbe I’ll give “William” a bit more credibility next time I call tech support. Also: When they get to spittin’ out ‘em [...]