Author Archives: DougM ☞ crotchety and judgmental ☜

72-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.

Who had ‘Kanye Runs for President’ in the July pool?

_____ Story (Pelosi)

I pity the fool

Sunday’s brat kicking your pew

How to defend yourself against fresh fruit geese Last day for Stilton’s FREE Kindle book _____ Story (fireworks)Veeshir comment Bobo the Hobo comment (polite Americans) Claire’s post, below (civilized arms)

Saturday night scotch and pipe time…

…watching the raccoons munch kibble on the deck and bob for grapes in the 3′dia kiddie pool. Fox an’ ‘possum just left _____ #1 picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Saturday afternoon coffee & cigar time…

…while building up my energy to go lie in the iHammock Icemaned comment _____ #1 & #2 picked up by Pookie’s Toons

The Fourth is here! The Fourth is here!

Today’s history lesson [sips coffee] [Hits PLAY] Kripes! The Brits’re still on about the whole tea thing

Gearin’ up for the Fourth

Hope the weather is nice for y’all; and your lock-down isn’t too strict, so you can go outside and let ‘em breathe ! _____ Story (Kerry)

Some unchanted evening

Kripes, not even a friggin’ Pope could get away with this! Looks like a little adoration sauce slathered on the power-hungry leads directly to power-madness (What? Nah, not even gonna mention singing/chanting restrictions on demonstrators)Veeshir’s comment notwithstanding _____ Story (CA, Newsom) Story (More Gavin) Go over to Stilton’s Place for a free Kindle book of [...]

We all know how this ends

Men with beards are racist _____ Bear pic (via The Chive) Story (Schiff) Story (Maxwell) Painting (via Ace of Spades, as usual) #3 & #4 picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Demanding a sacrifice?

Attacking the statue of an elk Havin’ a little trouble thinking of a BLM/AntiFa justification for that _____ Story (story) Story (vid with guy in elk) Historical ref (Brazen Bull) Cultural ref (Kill the pig, Lord of the Flies) Cultural ref (The Wickerman ’73 ver) Cultural ref (GOT, Shireen Baratheon)