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My parents never had much money. So, one Christmas I was shocked that they bought me a cap pistol. It was a Colt Buntline special. They pointed out that if I was going to have a toy gun, it should be one used by Wyatt Earp, who was one of the good guys. I am not sure where they got their information about Wyatt Earp. But I can guess. We lived in a remote part of the Upper Peninsula. We had two choices for a TV Channel. One was in Marquette, Michigan, which was 106 miles away (119 miles by car). The other was in Duluth, Minnesota, which was 117 miles away (151 miles by car.)  Some of the distance to Duluth was over water, Lake Superior, so the reception was about the same, lousy. But, on a good night, if you turned the antenna just right, you could actually watch TV. One of the shows playing during that time was The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, so I assume that was the source of their information. Anyway, I became a Wyatt Earp fan. Later, I actually did some research on this and found out almost everything I knew about Wyatt Earp was wrong. He was a lot of things but being a good guy was definitely a part time occupation.

The Gun Fight at the O.K. Corral is one of the best known and least known incidents in the history of the West. We recently watched “The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” starting Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. I ended up laughing most of the way through, because I have done some research and very little of this came close to resembling true history.

Shootout at the O.K. Corral – HISTORY

The gunfight at the O.K. Corral didn’t actually take place at the O.K. Corral. It happened in a vacant lot next to a photography studio. If you go to Tombstone today, you can still see the actual location and it probably looks pretty much the same. The entire gun fight took about 30 seconds. The people involved were socially distanced, about six feet apart. Three people were killed, and it seems like everyone, but Wyatt Earp was injured. Wyatt Earp wasn’t even the main lawman in this battle, that would have been his brother Virgil who was the local Marshal.

While even today all the details about this event are a little murky, we can still learn a lot from this. One thing that is interesting is that Sheriff Behan was a Democrat who was allegedly was elected by an election that was obviously fraudulent. Sound familiar? The Earp’s by the way, were Republicans.

Sheriff Behan who witnessed the shootout, arrested the Earp’s and Doc Holiday, and charged them with murder. The trial was held a month later and they were acquitted by the judge. Like a lot of stories about the West, it is not always easy to distinguish between the good guys and the bad guys. But the judge, at least, thought the Earp’s had the better argument. It might surprise you to know that a lot of people in Tombstone at the time, probably Democrats, thought the Earp’s were just murderers.

Now one expects Hollywood movies to get all or any of the facts right. Hollywood seldom worries about facts getting in the way of a good story. Neither, apparently, do Hollywood celebrities. That makes sense when you consider that they lie to people for a living.

But when Hollywood gets something wrong, it is mostly amusing. It is not nearly as amusing when this happens in real life and the consequences are devastating. It seems obvious to me, and about 74 million other people, that this election was stolen. The least likely possibility is that Joe Biden won in a landslide. Election fraud is not exactly new, corruption in Democratic strongholds dates back to Tammany Hall and beyond. We can be sure Republican steal too, it’s just that Democrats are much better at it.

But this was just too obvious, and Joe Biden is not remotely capable of being President of the United States. Electing the wrong person to make stupid votes in the Senate is one thing but electing someone to the most powerful position in the world who is totally incapable of handling that awesome responsibility is something else. No one, in either party, had the courage to admit the obvious. Even after the election, when the fraud was obvious, one would expect someone to do something. Instead, everyone looked the other way and said: “Don’t expect me to fix this.” The honorable thing, they all decided, was to let Democracy work, even when it clearly didn’t work. To honor the people’s choice even though it clearly wasn’t the people’s choice. And oh, by the way, when failure to act would mean making Joe Biden President of the United States, something that should have terrified a lot of people.

Would any of you allow some drunk to drive your car? Would you allow an incompetent doctor to operate on someone? Of course not. You would find a way to stop this. No one would even argue that ignoring this would be the ethical thing to do. Yet, what could be more unethical that turning over the Presidency to someone so obviously incapable?

The awful truth is becoming too obvious to ignore. Joe Biden not only has shown zero capability to provide leadership, but he also signed executive orders that are doing enormous damage. The only good news is that he is hurting Democrats just as much as he is hurting Republicans. For example, his decision to revoke the permit for the Keystone Pipeline put thousands of highly paid union workers out of a job. The union, that strongly supported his candidacy, is justifiably furious. He just ordered ICE to immediately release all illegal aliens currently in custody. Nice! This includes some very dangerous people who are guaranteed to commit heinous crimes. Thousands of people are already headed toward our southern border, expecting Joe to keep his promises. He did this and much more on his first two days in office. And then was so exhausted by the effort that he took today off. Does anyone really think this is going to work out? Anyone?

While the usual suspects are still pretending Joe has a plan to deal with COVID and predictably blaming everything on Trump, Joe is already starting to get some bad press. He has no plan. He even admitted he has no plan. The only glimmer of hope is the vaccine we have solely because Donald Trump ignored Democrats and developed a strategy that miraculously produced not one, but two and possibly more vaccines in less than a year.

But Donald is gone, sitting silently on his golf cart in Florida, so nothing else matters. We did it! We got rid of Orange hair and replaced him with Joe Biden. What could possibly go wrong. That is actually easy to answer. Just watch your TV, if you can stomach this. This is beyond obvious to a lot of us already and will be beyond obvious to almost everyone soon. As for me, I now spend more time watching dull old movies, like “The Gunfight at The O.K. Corral” because almost anything is preferable to watching the news.

TDM

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