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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Part II: Nazis in the Closet

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I originally published this July 2, 2015.  It is perhaps more important today than when I wrote it.  I am now blending it in

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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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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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PART X-I: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust

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This is (I promise) the last of the series on modesty, cowboys, and clothing. I was only planning one part to the piece on

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Is the Middle Class Dead?

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Americans have, for many decades considered themselves the middle class.  During the dark days of the Great Depression, those who were middle class, barely

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PART II: Once Again John Stossell Lies About History

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In Part II, The Pink Flamingo will examine the historical implication of the railroads and why Stossel is completely incorrect in his faulty assumptions

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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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Perhaps We Need More Ethinc Studies, Not Less

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“…While I have supported black studies programs and as a trustee, one must really ask whether the demand for a completely autonomous is not in reality a request for sanctuary from the rigors of the institution, a sanctuary from the normal standards? If that is what it is then what in reality, will these students have when they leave the institution, what will they have learned, and will they be able to compete in the outside world. On the other hand, it is possible that you can justify a black studies program on its symbolic value alone. But an all black studies department would not be useful. What we really should do is get some whites into the black studies department to learn something about black people. …” Ronald Reagan!

There are very few times when I disagree with Michael Medved. This is one of them. The other day he was discussing ethnic studies. Rightly he does not actually approve of them. Neither do I in their current form, but the Pink Flamingo thinks one of the very real problems we are facing as a nation is the fact that we Americans have become so insular that we expect cultures to adapt to us. We need not learn anything about others. Once upon a time it was called “The Ugly American”. Today we call it conservative.

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Christmas At the Pink Flamingo

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It’s that time of year, when a little poodle’s thoughts turn to watering the artificial Christmas Tree!DSC02383

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This morning I discovered that someone had done a little piddle near the green box with the pink ribbon. Just because Doc Holiday has been chewing on the ribbon is no excuse for piddling on it!

DSC03782The Pink Flamingo kitties wanted the staff (your humble blogger) to put a sign up warning Rumsfeld not to pee on the presents. They have a few things under the tree and don’t want poodle piddle on them.

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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.

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We should all have the courage of a Wyatt Earp or a George W. Bush.

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Cat-Astrophe Pending

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Once in a great while cat photos just turn out to be classics.

The Pink Flamingo was working on the blog when she noticed there were 4 (count ’em) cats sitting on the table, going after a moth that was flittering around the light fixture.

I don’t think the moth survived.

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Four Years of Blogging

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The Pink Flamingo went on line at the old site on October 4, 2005. There is no way I will even copy the first post it was so pathetic, not that it isn’t still pathetic. During those four years the world has changed.

When The Pink Flamingo began blogging my main promise was to support the Republican Party and be as honest as I possibly could. This has not changed. Conservatives have changed. There is a tendency online for conservatives to be more irrational and more extreme. I’ve seen that Libertarian Party infusion I’ve been fearing step in and attempt to hijack the party. Thanks to those same Losertarians good, decent Republicans are now damning George W. Bush and worshiping a seriously disturbed Libertarian demigod who knows when to turn on the tears.

Today I am far more pessimistic than I was four years ago. This pessimisim is not about Barack Obama, who is on the way to becoming comic relief. The pessimism I see is the constant attack on good Republicans by Libertarians who have no shame, no honor, and no decency. Lying about their conservative leanings, these anti-war, conspiracy believing, nuts are marching lock-step with their fearless leaders like Ron Paul and a few others, taking our country over a cliff.

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Home Again

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The Pink Flamingo & Rumsfeld are back home after a week of travel.  Rumsfeld had a good week at the poodle spa.  According to

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