Author Archives: DougM ☞ Browncoat ☜

73-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

What’s the deductible on something like that?

Reckon this might make some kind’a sense in one’a ‘em parallel universes

The first two conditions don’t make sense together, so I didn’t think it’d matter if I added a couple of additional absurdities Another example (TX) Aaand another (NM) Or this one (cartoon) _____ Inspired by Stilton’s cartoon today (second one)

Liked ‘em better as nagging shrews

If my Latin needs correcting, hurry up and tell me, so I can fix it before anyone sees it _____ StoryMikeAZ comment

Stuff that’s hard to do (Falcon 9, Starlink)

100th Falcon 9 launch 61st booster recovery 7th launch/landing of this booster Goal of reusability is 10 times Link to routine coverage which you’ve seen before, like, you know, three days ago BONUS: If you’ve ever wondered what it looks like when the 60 Starlink satellites deploy from Stg2 and each other, here’s a snazzy [...]

The Peasants are Revolting

Two short clips !function(r,u,m,b,l,e){r._Rumble=b,r[b]||(r[b]=function(){(r[b]._=r[b]._||[]).push(arguments);if(r[b]._.length==1){l=u.createElement(m),e=u.getElementsByTagName(m)[0],l.async=1,l.src=”″+(arguments[1].video?’.'+arguments[1].video:”)+”/?url=”+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+”&args=”+encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify([].slice.apply(arguments))),e.parentNode.insertBefore(l,e)}})}(window, document, “script”, “Rumble”); Rumble(“play”, {“video”:”v8qpvf”,”div”:”rumble_v8qpvf”});_____ Title cultural ref

When a statement contradicts itself…

…Leftists throw both meanings into the same file for later equivalence (see also: doublethink) _____ Story

Kamala’s Seat Needs Handling

_____ Story Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Stuff that’s hard to do (Falcon9 Sentinel-6 etc. Vandenberg AFB)

Always love to see me ol’ stompin’ grounds, SLC-4 at VAFB, put to good use Great video! Full-screen, dammit! If you didn’t clench during that landing drop…

400 Year Anniversary: Mayflower Compact

One should probably take this anniversary seriously, but I’m not in the mood. It’s enough to know that the Pilgrim settlers learned that collectivism/socialism doesn’t work before they all starved to deathThis is what it looked like _____ This is what it said This is what it meant (audio NSFW)

Spin ’till yer dizzy

_____ Story (CNN) Via (Investment Watch)