How do we put Wyatt Earp into perspective? By now, you will have come to realize I love history. I …Read the Rest
David Brooks had a recent article about the decline of the male. It makes no sense at all. Rather than …Read the Rest
In Part II, The Pink Flamingo will examine the historical implication of the railroads and why Stossel is completely incorrect …Read the Rest
UPDATE: Daniel Barnes at Ayn Rand, Contra Human Nature wrote the following: “..While on Friday the Atlas Shrugged movie expanded …Read the Rest
Last Christmas The Pink Flamingo’s sister presented me with an Aerogrow. I’ve piddled around with lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, and now string beans. I just checked and I have 7 (count ‘em) SEVEN string beans! It costs about $14 for a seed kit, for a grand total of two bucks a bean!
FYI – the cats love the lettuce!
If The Pink Flamingo has been a little flaky with posting these past three weeks, there is a reason. I just returned from 7 fabulous days in Tombstone. On Thursday we watched a bus load of tea party idiots from Texas roam the streets of Tombstone. They were showing solidarity with Arizona. If they really cared, they would have spent money, which they did not. Business is way off in Tombstone. There are several reasons: the economy, current mayor, and the boycott of Arizona.
“…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.
“…”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.
In what is one of the most important historical discoveries in many years, the orignal documents from the coroner’s inquest …Read the Rest