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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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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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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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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By Your Friends & Associates You Are Known

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“…I took office at a time when many around the world had come to view America with skepticism and distrust. A part of this was due to misperceptions and misinformation about my country. Part of this was due to opposition to specific policies and a belief on, on certain critical issues, America had acted unilaterally without regard for the interests of others.

And this is has fed an almost reflexive anti-Americanism which, too often, has served as an excuse for collective inaction….” Barack Obama

Years ago when I started researching the life of Wyatt Earp, I came across two different men. The Wyatt Earp of Stuart Lake’s Frontier Marshal is a cross between Superman, The Lone Ranger, and Abraham Lincoln. The Wyatt Earp of Frank Waters’ The Earp Brothers of Tombstone is a cruel, vindictive, psychopathic monster.

Wyatt Earp, 1923

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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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Part II – You’ll Find Your Tombstone

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YOU’LL FIND YOUR TOMBSTONE Everyone and their pack mule knew the vast desert along the Mexican border in what was then Pima County, A.

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Cochise County, Immigration & Crime

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Last weekend some serious charges were leveled at The Pink Flamingo, questioning methods and sources.  Several days ago Harold Hutchinson at Called As Seen

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EX-CLUSIVE: The State of Affairs in Cochise County

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A Pink Flamingo ExclusiveILLEGAL IMMIGRATION  IS NOT A REAL ISSUE Yes, you read correctly.  I’ve been doing a little snooping and discovered that immigration

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