The Myth of Guns and the Wild West

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Ordinance No.9: “To Provide against Carrying of Deadly Weapons” (effective April 19, 1881). Section 1. “It is hereby declared to be unlawful for any

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History Repeating Itself? (Sort of) Groundhog’s Day Edition

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In 1881, when John Slaughter was kicked out of Lincoln County, New Mexico, he made his way to the Arizona Territory, ending up in

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The High Cost of Doing What Is Right

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It was clearly a case of cops gone bad. Even during the inquest, the judge said that the town marshal had committed an ‘injudicious

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Sunday Morning Opera: The Eternal Male

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Late one evening, I was working on a novel, and going back and forth with some guy on Twitter, about conspiracy theories. It was

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An Open Letter to the SPLC

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I am a fan of the SPLC.  I reference the SPLC’s work so often I’m surprised they don’t either go after me for plagiarism

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PART XXII-A: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Manly Men & Patriarchs

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Several months ago, I did a series of articles about retired, and disgraced general Jerry Boykin’s homo-erotic ramblings about the manly Christ. Part I

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PART X-I: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust

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This is (I promise) the last of the series on modesty, cowboys, and clothing. I was only planning one part to the piece on

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PART X-H: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust

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It isn’t very often that I get to use my favorite things in a blog – the Wild West & Opera, but this time,

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Putting the Life of Wyatt Earp into Perspective

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How do we put Wyatt Earp into perspective? By now, you will have come to realize I love history. I have been passionate about

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The Myth of the Libertarian Wild West

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The Pink Flamingo first ran this article on January 3, 2011. NOTE: For those who don’t know The Pink Flamingo, in my real life

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Is the Middle Class Dead?

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Americans have, for many decades considered themselves the middle class.  During the dark days of the Great Depression, those who were middle class, barely

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David Brooks’ View of the Wild West Is (well) Stupid

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David Brooks had a recent article about the decline of the male.  It makes no sense at all.  Rather than attempt to make something

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Who Am I?

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I am a kindergarten drop-out. Lately, The Pink Flamingo has been getting question about who I am.  You can find a bit of information

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It’s Not the 2nd Amendment, but the Technology

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The Pink Flamingo owns a shotgun.  Anyone where I live should have one.  I wish my parents did, but with my father’s Alzheimer’s, no

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Paul Ryan’s Worship of Ayn Rand

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“…”Compassion is never wasted. It has the power to give us hope,” and it brings us into the presence of God’s goodness and mercy…” 

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PART II: Once Again John Stossell Lies About History

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In Part II, The Pink Flamingo will examine the historical implication of the railroads and why Stossel is completely incorrect in his faulty assumptions

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