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  • 'Delta Hill Riders': African-American cowboy culture in the Mississippi Delta

    06/16/2018 11:45:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    Rory Doyle’s ongoing personal project shares the story of African-American cowboy culture in the rural Mississippi Delta, challenging the Hollywood portrayal of the American cowboy. The work highlights the black cowboys and cowgirls in the Delta as a proud group existing beyond the movie image of the American West. The project began in early 2017 when Doyle attended a rodeo celebrating black cowboy heritage in the region. Over the past year, he’s documented this band of horse riders in a place not typically known for its cowboys. A recent article from Smithsonian magazine estimated that one in four cowboys was...
  • Take a Break

    02/02/2018 12:19:11 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    email from a friend | 2/2/2018 | unknown
    A cowboy appeared before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. “Have you ever done anything of particular merit?”, St. Peter asked. “Well, I can think of one thing,” the cowboy offered. ”On a trip to the Black Hills out in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of bikers who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn't listen. So, I approached the largest and most tattooed biker and smacked him in the face, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring, and threw it on the ground. I yelled, ‘Now, back...
  • Frederica Wilson has been missing in Congress for days. Her excuse: It's Trump supporters' fault

    10/27/2017 6:11:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | October 26, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    Imagine if President Trump stayed hidden in the White House because of threats made against him. Florida congresswoman, Rep. Frederica Wilson, has not been seen in Washington, D.C. for days and it appears it's all because of those Trump supporters. The Democrat from Miami was all over the media last week condemning the president for a condolence call he made to the wife of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger. But after creating a torrential firestorm with her attacks, the lawmaker found herself the target of ongoing threats against her, the Miami...
  • Queen and Country, God and Guns

    06/30/2017 11:28:23 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 20 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 6/8/17 | Revanchist
    Though our stars tend to rise and fall in opposition through the years, your reputation for adventure, fearlessness and a legendary hunger for more lingers, and for the most part we find that admirable—no, more than that—we find it astonishing. We may denigrate your American whisky (as well as your tendency to spell it with the Irish ‘e’) as you joke about our pasty faces and reliance upon dentures but we are cousins—if not always kissing—and share a rich common language, culture, customs and cuisine. We are more alike than different in nearly every respect but these: One, we are...
  • Riding, roping, and ranching Third-graders learn the art of the cowboy

    02/25/2017 9:58:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies
    TOMBSTONE – Saddle up and hang onto your hats! It’s rodeo time! While Arizona celebrates Tucson Rodeo festivities, third-graders from Huachuca City School are learning all about riding, roping and ranching, as well as a little rodeoing on the side. On Wednesday, about 50 young buckaroos traveled to Tombstone High School for a crash course on cowboys and ranching. The Future Farmers of America students organized the event and worked with the young cowboys and cowgirls as they dabbled in bull riding and roping and learned how to saddle a horse. They met goats and other petting zoo animals and...
  • The 100 Best Historical Photos of the American Cowboy

    08/02/2016 6:53:07 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 28 replies
    http://www.truewestmagazine.com/ ^ | December 8, 2015 | Meghan Saar
    Before the Mexican-American War concluded in 1848, American traders who traveled to the Western frontier encountered Spanish vaqueros of northern Mexico. The arrival of railroads and an increased demand for beef during the Civil War drove the need for the cowboy. The earliest known photographs of these iconic Americans are tintypes, taken as early as the 1870s, most likely captured during a trail drive or at an end-of-trail town. The Texas Live Stock Journal wrote glowingly of the cowboy on October 21, 1882: “A man wanting in courage would be as much out of place in a cow-camp, as a...
  • Oregon Rancher lassos bike thief at Walmart

    06/12/2016 12:18:28 PM PDT · by reed13k · 7 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/10/bike-theft-oregon-walmart-thief-lassoed-cattle-rancher Saw this on Drudge thought it was too funny. Link only not excerpted.
  • Witnesses Say Man Lassoed Suspected Thief at Eagle Point Walmart

    06/10/2016 11:52:19 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    KDRV ^ | 6/10/16 | Julia Moore
    EAGLE POINT, Ore. -- A man on a horse chased down and lassoed a suspected thief at the Eagle Point Walmart, according to witnesses. Police say that a woman was yelling about her bike being stolen and a nearby man unloaded a horse from a trailer, lassoed the man and pulled him back toward the store. They say that the man grabbed onto a tree and wouldn't let go. Eagle Point Police arrived on scene and arrested the man, identified as 22-year-old Victorino Arellano-Sanchez.
  • Parking lot cowboy lassos bike thief outside Walmart

    06/11/2016 7:33:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2016
    Police say a rancher jumped on his horse and lassoed a man who was trying to steal a bicycle in the parking lot of an Oregon Walmart. The Medford Mail Tribune reports 28-year-old Robert Borba was at the Eagle Point store getting dog food Friday when he heard a woman screaming that someone was trying to steal her bike. The rancher says he quickly got his horse out of its trailer, grabbed a rope, rode over and lassoed the man and bicycle.
  • Rancher on horseback lassoes would-be bike bandit in Walmart parking lot

    An attempted bicycle theft in a Walmart parking lot was foiled by a cattle rancher on horseback, who chased the thief down and lassoed him until the local police in southern Oregon could arrive. David Stepp said that he had been sitting in his car nearby when he saw the cowboy trotting across the parking lot on his horse after the thief, who was trying to escape on the stolen bicycle. When the thief dismounted and tried to flee on foot, Stepp watched as the cowboy lassoed him by the ankle. The thief then grabbed a tree and held on...
  • Curtain Coming Down on America’s Iconic Cowboy

    01/28/2016 9:10:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/28/16 | Judi McLeod
    A world where the government can take your children, your land, tax or fine you out of livelihood, seize your bank accounts, your property, impose the laws of eminent domain and tell you where you can and cannot pray The tragedy of Tuesday’s Oregon Malheur refuge affair is that like most other Americans, the occupiers mistakenly assume they still have freedom of movement in today’s America. They didn’t and don’t. And now a dead cowboy, barely mentioned in the Fox/Trump mainstream media saturation coverage, is the tragic result. The shooting which claimed the life of rancher LaVoy Finicum, father of...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Rare Breed" (1966)

    04/19/2015 11:12:19 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Andrew V. McLagen
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Junior Bonner"(1972)

    04/12/2015 11:27:54 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1972 | Sam Peckinpah
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Virginian"(1929)

    11/30/2014 12:31:28 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1929 | Victor Fleming
  • Taking the Fight to D.C.: Grass March Cowboy Express

    09/26/2014 7:25:24 PM PDT · by Baynative · 11 replies
    GrassMarchCowboyExpress ^ | 8/11/14 | staff-post
    The Grass March Cowboy Express is a coast-to-coast cowboy express relay ride, beginning at the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Bay, Calif., on September 26. Riders will travel a distance of over 2,800 miles to Washington, D.C., and ultimately to the Atlantic Ocean. They will deliver county resolutions and petitions calling for relief from federal agencies which operate outside the laws of Congress and support for transfer of federal lands to the states. The Grass March calls attention to the plight of ranchers, miners, hunters and property owners everywhere carrying the slogan, “Government regulation without representation is tyranny.”
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Once Upon A Time In The West"(1968)

    07/13/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1968 | Sergio Leone
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Circus World" a/k/a "The Magnificent Showman"(1964)

    07/06/2014 12:21:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Henry Hathaway
  • Rick Perry Looks Like a ‘West Coast Metrosexual,’ Says Texan With Deep Knowledge of Cowboy Boots

    07/02/2014 5:54:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 2, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    Texas Governor Rick Perry's decision to stop wearing cowboy boots because of his back pain is just a "feeble excuse," according to the state's Republican Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. "Tell Rick that boots can be purchased with normal heels," Patterson wrote to a columnist at the Austin American-Statesman, as highlighted by Political Wire. "I lament the fact that our governor could now pass for a West Coast metrosexual and has embarrassed us all with his sartorial change of direction." These goddamn metrosexuals, with their ignorance about "heels" and humiliating "sartorial" decisions. Where have all the cowboys gone?
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Hour of the Gun"(1967)

    06/29/2014 11:42:01 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1967 | John Sturges
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Big Jake"(1971)

    06/15/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | George Sherman