Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Red State Cowboys, Wild Women and Billy the Planter

 February 9, 2021

   I am no stranger to strong women. My mother was cowgirl tough and she had four strong-willed sisters. And, my wife, well, here is her contribution to a certain macho sculpture on our patio. 

Billy the Planter.

    Got an interesting letter from Texas this week.

   "Let me assure you that the Red State Cowboys see and understand the other side's point of view, and that point of view is distressing at least! Socialism and Captialism are polar opposites; they can't exist in the same system. History has proven this. To summarize, if the principles you cited are to truly work, then BOTH Sides have to accept and abide by them. Selective obedience to the rules is not tolerated!! If True West is politically neutral and is only dedicated to preserving history, I don't want to see any more stuff like this. If not, cancel my subscription!"

—Richard Ramsey, Sachse, Texas

Proven History
   Honestly, my only motive was to try and find common ground. But, in terms of history proving anything, the last time I looked, there seems to be plenty of socialism and capitalism existing and working together in a variety of democracies from Norway, Finland and Sweden to Germany and France. And, if you want to get all nitpicky, apparently even full blown Communists can successfully employ Capitalism, or haven't you noticed the current trade deficit?

   But enough politics. Let's get back to what we all enjoy:

Bad Boys Every One

   The Rifleman, Wanted Dead or Alive and Johnny Yuma. Not to mention, those pesky Wild Women I mentioned at the beginning of this post:

Daily Whip Out: "Wild Women Rider"

   And if there is one thing a woman likes, it's a good man.

"I like a man who is good, but not too good—for the good die young, and I hate a dead one."

—Mae West

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