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Yee-Haw! America’s Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
Clash Daily ^ | March 24, 2014 | R.G. Yoho

Posted on 03/27/2014 6:33:58 PM PDT by Clintons-B-Gone

As a western author, I am extremely proud of our rich, American heritage, our Westward expansion, the rugged individualist, and the man alone in the saddle.

The Gunfight at the OK Corral isn’t just a tale from our history; it is part of the fabric of our great nation.

Cowboy hats, boots, and six-guns are the items that often defined us as Americans. We are cowboys.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: america; cowboys; guns; obama
America has always been defined by the Old West.
1 posted on 03/27/2014 6:33:58 PM PDT by Clintons-B-Gone
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To: Clintons-B-Gone

Red Steagall, Sons of the San Joaquin, Chris LeDoux, Marty Robins...some of the best music of cowboying ever made.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: Clintons-B-Gone
America has always been defined by the Old West.

Quite possibly.

Which is quite odd, since "the Old West" existed only in a relatively small part of the country and for at most 35 years.

3 posted on 03/27/2014 6:44:54 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Clintons-B-Gone

Y’all are welcome at my place here in the wild west.....
so long as ya carry a 30 round magazine with your piece,
and have a copy of the constitution in your pocket.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 6:44:56 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Clintons-B-Gone
America has always been defined by the Old West.

Quite possibly.

Which is quite odd, since "the Old West" existed only in a relatively small part of the country and for at most 35 years.

5 posted on 03/27/2014 6:47:58 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Clintons-B-Gone

http://youtu.be/qA3oscaTy-U


6 posted on 03/27/2014 7:22:54 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: Sherman Logan

I think there is much of the “Old West” contained/foreshadowed by the march of settlers over the Appalachians and out onto the plains.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 7:34:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Clintons-B-Gone
The Gunfight at the OK Corral isn’t just a tale from our history; it is part of the fabric of our great nation.

It was also a story of failed gun control laws.

8 posted on 03/27/2014 7:54:31 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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9 posted on 03/27/2014 8:09:43 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Mack: "Shame what this town's come to."
Charley Waite: "You could do something about it."
Mack: "What? We're freighters. Ralph here's a shopkeeper."
Charley Waite "You're men, ain't you?"
Mack: "I didn't raise my boys just to see 'em killed."
Charley Waite: "Well you may not know this, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dying."
10 posted on 03/27/2014 8:17:46 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Clintons-B-Gone

Real Cowboys still exist.

See the work of Wyman Meinzer, the State Photographer of Texas:

http://www.wymanmeinzer.com/

He grew up on a ranch near me. He has photographed many of the great ranches in Texas.

He is one of us. Certainly a Texan. (and no Damn Lib)


11 posted on 03/27/2014 9:00:25 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Portcall24

Try Cisco Houston to get some of the old ones.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 9:33:40 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Kartographer

My favorite Western of the last twenty years or so.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 9:53:57 PM PDT by LifePath
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To: Kartographer

Great movie.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 9:59:37 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: JimSEA

Cisco Houston was a communist.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Paladin2

Possibly. Yet how many “westerns,” books or movies, are set in the Appalachians or Midwest (or the southern territories FTM) between 1790 and say 1830? Very darn few.

“The Old West” in common parlance refers to a mythical period between the Civil War and the end of the century, or perhaps more precisely to the end of the open range in the late 1880s when barbed wire became ubiquitous.

By this definition “the Old West” lasted less than 25 years, though it hung on culturally in remote areas possibly into the 1920s.

I’ve always thought it very odd that American history focuses so obsessively on this period, when our history of over 400 years has a great many aspects that are fascinating.

Somehow the movies even manage to portray this period as lasting much longer, with a very B-movie I recently watched on late-night TV portraying a family as having a long, presumably multi-generational, history on their ranch on the open range. Untrue, except in the Old West of the myth, since the open range itself lasted less than 25 years.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 5:43:00 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: ifinnegan

Also a friend of Woodie Guthrie. However, he collected a remarkable collection of old west songs, beyond the depression era organizing music you likely refer to.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 5:58:09 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Clintons-B-Gone

To see real men (cowboys) in action watch the show Cowboy Authentic on the RFD channel. They go around and spend time on several real working cattle ranches in the US (Winecup-Gamble, Tongue River Ranch, etc...). They show the day to day and interview several of the men. The re-occurring theme is their faith in God and their work ethic for a job they absolutely love.

Having been a line cowboy in my youth I can say a better job you cannot have if you have the metal. Sadly I was corrupted to making more money and sought “my fortune” to the forfeit of a great way of life.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 6:29:26 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: JimSEA
Thanks. I'd never heard of him. I added him to my Celebrities In Uniform when I noticed he enlisted in Merchant Marines in 1940.
Celebrities In Uniform
19 posted on 03/28/2014 7:51:49 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: Kartographer

Put things back where you found them.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 10:14:49 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Kartographer

“Don’t squat down when you’re wearing spurs”.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 10:19:45 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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