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
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
The Pink Flamingo first ran this article on January 3, 2011. NOTE: For those who don’t know The Pink Flamingo, in my real lifeRead More
“…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.
In 1881, when John Slaughter was kicked out of Lincoln County, New Mexico, he made his way to the Arizona Territory, ending up inRead 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
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
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
The attacks began around 8AM on Friday morning. It is 10:30PM as I write this, and the insults are still coming. It started whenRead More
What do Scott Brown, George Allen, Linda Lingle, Heather Wilson, Susana Martinez, Tommy Thompson, John Kasich, Linda McMahon, Sam Heller? Well… they’re a lotRead More
“…”Compassion is never wasted. It has the power to give us hope,” and it brings us into the presence of God’s goodness and mercy…”Read More
Thursday evening, The Pink Flamingo was visiting with a friend, Gordon Anderson, who owns the Larian Motel in Tombstone. (FYI, it is the bestRead 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
“…”To the Hispanic community – if you bring a bill up now, it’s going to go down,” Graham said after the hearing. “You won’t get 40 votes because nobody can go back home and justify that the system is fixed when we know it’s not.”…” Lindsey Graham
Barack Obama is attempting (as usual) to subdivide the country along racial lines, trying to ratchet up Hispanic anger against the GOP to get votes in November.Read More
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929) There are time when good and honorable men are pushed to the pointRead More
Morgan Seth Earp
(April 24, 1851 – March 18, 1882)
It was about Good Guys (Republicans) verses Bad Guys (Democrats). The whole sordid episode came to a climax 128 years ago today, March 18, 1882.Read 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
Lesley at Land of Enchantment has a link to an absolutely fascinating tale of Pat Garrett and the man alleged to have murdered him.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
Wyatt Earp It rarely snows in Tombstone. On the evening of October 26, 1881 they received 2 inches of snow in Tombstone. That dayRead More
According to the NY Post’s Cindy Adams, Val Kilmer is getting very close to deciding he is going to become Diane Denish’s worst nightmare.Read More
Wyatt Earp died on this day in 1929 in Los Angeles. He was 80 years old. To date, his funeral is still one ofRead More
It only gets crazier. Is this a preview of things to come – quite possibly the biggest primary of the 2010 campaign season? OrRead More
THE ROAD TO GUADELOUPE CANYON FROM: A CHURCH FOR HELLDORADOP. 13, 1449The Gunfight at the OK Corral occurred on October 26, 1881. To makeRead More
BACK TO COCHISE COUNTY Everyone wanted a piece of the action. They wanted their ‘fair share’. They wanted the money. Because the Apache wereRead More
Last weekend some serious charges were leveled at The Pink Flamingo, questioning methods and sources. Several days ago Harold Hutchinson at Called As SeenRead More
A Pink Flamingo ExclusiveILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS NOT A REAL ISSUE Yes, you read correctly. I’ve been doing a little snooping and discovered that immigrationRead More