Wyatt Earp was born 170 years ago, today. Where I live, you sorta honor his birthday. It’s a good tourist thing to do. Seriously,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
The film was forwarded to me by the editor of the Tombstone Times. I was maybe 4 minutes into it and I was inRead More
There are times, when doing the right thing, sets off a chain reaction that results in good and honorable individuals ruining their lives. SuchRead More
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
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
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, noRead More
“…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.
In what is one of the most important historical discoveries in many years, the orignal documents from the coroner’s inquest into the Gunfight atRead 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
UPDATED: Tombstone’s new town marshal has made another arrest in conjunction with the incident at Six Gun City. He made the arrest after seeingRead 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
GEORGE W. BUSH, AMERICAN The one individual who personified the American spirit was John Wayne. The Congressional Gold Medal given posthumously reads simply, “JohnRead 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
I could do an entire Thursday Thirteen list of where I have been this past month or so. At least two of the Wednesdays I was in Las Cruces with the parents doing medical appointments. Another Wednesday I had Altar Guild. Last week was my very best excuse. I was in Tombstone! Regular Pink Flamingo readers must realize, by now, that Tombstone, Arizona is one of my very favorite places on earth! I try to spend a least a week there, three times a year.Read 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