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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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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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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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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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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