First published October 29, 2013 How do we put Wyatt Earp into perspective? By now, you will have come to realize I love history.Read More
Wyatt S. Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He died on this day in 1929. His last words were “Suppose… suppose.” His funeralRead More
It was clearly a case of cops gone bad. Even during the inquest, the judge said that the town marshal had committed an ‘injudiciousRead More
SUPPOSE SUPPOSE March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929 Wyatt Earp died on this day in 1929. He was in his little rented bungalowRead More
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Because tomorrow is St. Crispan’s Day, I’m doing our Sunday morning opera on Saturday. Monday is the 26th. We all know what happened atRead More
Late one evening, I was working on a novel, and going back and forth with some guy on Twitter, about conspiracy theories. It wasRead More
This is (I promise) the last of the series on modesty, cowboys, and clothing. I was only planning one part to the piece onRead More
The legend of Wyatt Earp is about an eagle-eyed lawman, stoic, unbending, able to set aside personal feelings for doing what is right. ThereRead More
It was about 2:15 PM on a very windy, very chilly Wednesday afternoon when four brave men began what we now call The Walk.Read More
David Brooks had a recent article about the decline of the male. It makes no sense at all. Rather than attempt to make somethingRead More
Wyatt Earp was a Christian. He was a good-guy. He was a life-long Republican. He was/is one of the most iconic figures in AmericanRead More
NOTE: For those who don’t know The Pink Flamingo, in my real life I specialize in the Wild West, with two novels and twoRead More
Wyatt Earp March 19, 1848 – 1929 Wyatt Earp loved the “Good Lord”. One day, not long before he died, a young reporter wentRead More
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 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.Read More
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.
We should all have the courage of a Wyatt Earp or a George W. Bush.Read More
HOW TO HANDLE THE DEMOCRATS? We are dealing with a bunch of lying scum. The GOP Needs to Man-Up They are no better thanRead More