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 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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I Will Never Tell Someone to Vote….

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Thursday evening, The Pink Flamingo was visiting with a friend, Gordon Anderson, who owns the Larian Motel in Tombstone.  (FYI, it is the best

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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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The High Cost of Honor and Greatness

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Because it is The Pink Flamingo’s birthday, I am going to indulge myself. The other night I was watching Tombstone. (Yea, this is yet another “Why I love Wyatt Earp…”). Even having watched the movie so many times, something struck me that I’d not noticed.

The perfect definition of honor:

When a person of honor does something that requires personal strength and character, something difficult that the average person would shrink from doing, that person is usually criticized. Those of lesser character would like nothing better than to swoop in and destroy. The most perfect example of this The Pink Flamingo knows is the life of Wyatt Earp.

Wyatt Earp, 1923Wyatt Earp basically gave up his entire future to do what was right. This 1923 photo is my favorite. It shows a man, brave, courageous, and bold – one unafraid, unflinching, and was willing to face the consequences.

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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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Getting Away with Murder (Almost)

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HOW TO HANDLE THE DEMOCRATS? We are dealing with a bunch of lying scum. The GOP Needs to Man-Up They are no better than

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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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