Author Archives: Terry Welshans

About Terry Welshans

I grew up in Burbank, California. My dad worked at a company that made sub assemblies for about every airplane made in the 1960-1970 era, so it was only natural that the aviation bug bit me while I was quite young. I hold a commercial pilot certificate and fly as much as I can. I live in Bardstown, Kentucky with my wife, moving here after we retired. I am a Vietnam veteran and a cancer survivor. I like to keep politicians honest, and do so when they open an avenue where I feel they have erred.

Daughter of Trump’s Florida campaign manager ‘walked out’ of White House

by Terry Welshans Six White House staffers  were “walked out of the building by security” on Wednesday after not passing the SF86 and were dismissed Thursday morning after failing FBI background checks. The SF-86 is a 127 page Questionnaire for … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, FBI, Government, Politics, United States | 8 Comments

USS Porter Buzzed by Russian Planes in Black Sea

  I cross-posted this to Daily Kos earlier today. This is the first time the Russians have flown close aboard a US Navy ship since tRump has taken office. In this case, the flights included four aircraft. The first buzzing … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Breaking News, Russia, United States, USN | 22 Comments

Does Donald Trump Know How to Read?

I worked as an industrial adult educator for twenty years. My teaching credentials were granted by California in 1980. I have dealt with adult literacy on a regular basis teaching adults some pretty complex mechanisms and systems. I trained employees … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, Education, Politics | 21 Comments

Continuing Making Friends

Kathryns’ Report, an aviation web site,  reported today that Emirates says flight was delayed after Delta Airlines refused them a spare part. As Faux News says, “We report, you decide.” DUBAI, Feb 9 Emirates has accused Delta Air Lines of … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Breaking News, Economics, Politics | 1 Comment

More Unintended Consequences

Andy Pasztor reported February 9, 2017 in The Wall Street Journal:  that in the wake of Mr. Trump’s executive order putting all new and pending regulations on hold for 60 days, the Federal Aviation Administration’s normally low-profile, routine safety directives … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Breaking News, Government | 3 Comments

How High is the Water, Pappa

USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) transits the Philippine Sea on March 30, 2016. US Navy Photo Jan. 24 (UPI) — China responded immediately to remarks made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer regarding Beijing’s interests in the South China … Continue reading

Posted in alternative facts, China, Foreign Policy, Japan, Uncategorized, United States | 12 Comments

Potus45: “I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

Consider it another Trump flip-flop: back in October, Donald Trump told a crowd, “I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election, if I win.” Trump went on to decisively win the Electoral College, but now … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, alternative facts, Government Propaganda, Weird News | 13 Comments