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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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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The High Cost of Doing the Right Thing

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There are times, when doing the right thing, sets off a chain reaction that results in good and honorable individuals ruining their lives. Such

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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 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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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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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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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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PART X: The Myth of the Libertarian Wild West

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NOTE:  For those who don’t know The Pink Flamingo, in my real life I specialize in the Wild West, with two novels and two

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Perhaps We Need More Ethinc Studies, Not Less

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“…While I have supported black studies programs and as a trustee, one must really ask whether the demand for a completely autonomous is not in reality a request for sanctuary from the rigors of the institution, a sanctuary from the normal standards? If that is what it is then what in reality, will these students have when they leave the institution, what will they have learned, and will they be able to compete in the outside world. On the other hand, it is possible that you can justify a black studies program on its symbolic value alone. But an all black studies department would not be useful. What we really should do is get some whites into the black studies department to learn something about black people. …” Ronald Reagan!

There are very few times when I disagree with Michael Medved. This is one of them. The other day he was discussing ethnic studies. Rightly he does not actually approve of them. Neither do I in their current form, but the Pink Flamingo thinks one of the very real problems we are facing as a nation is the fact that we Americans have become so insular that we expect cultures to adapt to us. We need not learn anything about others. Once upon a time it was called “The Ugly American”. Today we call it conservative.

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Wyatt Earp and George W. Bush

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Today is the 128th Anniversary of the Shootout at the OK Corral. After 30 seconds of shooting, three men – Billy Clanton, Frank & Tom McLaury were either dead or dying. Ike Clanton had fled, and three others – Virgil & Morgan Earp and Doc Holliday were injured. Only Wyatt Earp was uninjured. Thus was born legend and the American character was fully defined.

We are a nation of Wyatt Earps. “It all ends now!” Stand up and fight for what is right no matter what the personal cost. We see it again and again in the history of this country. Fact is, once upon a time a Wyatt Earp clone resided in the Oval Office.

Right is right and wrong is wrong. A President of the United States of America should know the difference and should know how to lead. Actions speak louder than words read from a teleprompter.

2009-10-22

We should all have the courage of a Wyatt Earp or a George W. Bush.

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The Great NM Transition Team: Part II – The Val Kilmer Edition

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It only gets crazier. Is this a preview of things to come – quite possibly the biggest primary of the 2010 campaign season? Or

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THE ROAD TO GUADELOUPE CANYON

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THE ROAD TO GUADELOUPE CANYON FROM:  A CHURCH FOR HELLDORADOP. 13, 1449The Gunfight at the OK Corral occurred on October 26, 1881.  To make

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Part III – Back to Cochise County

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BACK TO COCHISE COUNTY Everyone wanted a piece of the action.  They wanted their ‘fair share’.  They wanted the money.  Because the Apache were

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