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The Tailgate / Re: Tip of the day
« Last post by bambam on Yesterday at 05:07:41 PM »

 During times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
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The Tailgate / Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
« Last post by nastygunz on Yesterday at 02:14:37 PM »
Horse whipping is still legal where Im from... :wink: :biggrin:
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The Tailgate / Today in history 10-26
« Last post by remrogers on Yesterday at 11:17:41 AM »
1881
October 26
Shootout at the O.K. Corral

On October 26, 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

After silver was discovered nearby in 1877, Tombstone quickly grew into one of the richest mining towns in the Southwest. Wyatt Earp, a former Kansas police officer working as a bank security guard, and his brothers, Morgan and Virgil, the town marshal, represented “law and order” in Tombstone, though they also had reputations as being power-hungry and ruthless. The Clantons and McLaurys were cowboys who lived on a ranch outside of town and sidelined as cattle rustlers, thieves and murderers. In October 1881, the struggle between these two groups for control of Tombstone and Cochise County ended in a blaze of gunfire at the OK Corral.

On the morning of October 25, Ike Clanton and Tom McLaury came into Tombstone for supplies. Over the next 24 hours, the two men had several violent run-ins with the Earps and their friend Doc Holliday. Around 1:30 p.m. on October 26, Ike’s brother Billy rode into town to join them, along with Frank McLaury and Billy Claiborne. The first person they met in the local saloon was Holliday, who was delighted to inform them that their brothers had both been pistol-whipped by the Earps. Frank and Billy immediately left the saloon, vowing revenge.

Around 3 p.m., the Earps and Holliday spotted the five members of the Clanton-McLaury gang in a vacant lot behind the OK Corral, at the end of Fremont Street. The famous gunfight that ensued lasted all of 30 seconds, and around 30 shots were fired. Though it’s still debated who fired the first shot, most reports say that the shootout began when Virgil Earp pulled out his revolver and shot Billy Clanton point-blank in the chest, while Doc Holliday fired a shotgun blast at Tom McLaury’s chest. Though Wyatt Earp wounded Frank McLaury with a shot in the stomach, Frank managed to get off a few shots before collapsing, as did Billy Clanton. When the dust cleared, Billy Clanton and the McLaury brothers were dead, and Virgil and Morgan Earp and Doc Holliday were wounded. Ike Clanton and Claiborne had run for the hills.

Sheriff John Behan of Cochise County, who witnessed the shootout, charged the Earps and Holliday with murder. A month later, however, a Tombstone judge found the men not guilty, ruling that they were “fully justified in committing these homicides.” The famous shootout has been immortalized in many movies, including Frontier Marshal (1939), Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957), Tombstone (1993) and Wyatt Earp (1994).
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The Tailgate / Re: Tip of the day
« Last post by bambam on October 25, 2021, 06:24:39 PM »

 Good advice is often annoying. Bad advice never is.
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The Tailgate / Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
« Last post by pitw on October 25, 2021, 05:49:43 PM »
I'm betting they've come back more than a few times to see him and he just neglected to tell you. :laught17:

I understand your anger and kinda/sorta hope to see a pic of the turds attached to another tree by a rope in future. :innocentwhistle:
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The Tailgate / Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
« Last post by nastygunz on October 25, 2021, 02:55:44 PM »
Years ago  my youngest brother who is a salty mountain man logger caught two ladies up there stripping White Birch bark off the trees they said to use for crafts!  after he got done with them I think  they won't be coming back  :innocentwhistle: :biggrin:
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The Tailgate / Re: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
« Last post by coyote101 on October 25, 2021, 01:28:46 PM »
Well, that's infuriating. :argh: I hate a thief.

Pat
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The Tailgate / Today in history 10-25
« Last post by remrogers on October 25, 2021, 08:57:29 AM »
1929
October 25
Cabinet member found guilty in Teapot Dome scandal

During the Teapot Dome scandal, Albert B. Fall, who served as secretary of the interior in President Warren G. Harding’s cabinet, is found guilty of accepting a bribe while in office. Fall was the first individual to be convicted of a crime committed while a presidential cabinet member.

As a member of President Harding’s corruption-ridden cabinet in the early 1920s, Fall accepted a $100,000 interest-free “loan” from Edward Doheny of the Pan-American Petroleum and Transport Company, who wanted Fall to grant his firm a valuable oil lease in the Elk Hills naval oil reserve in California. The site, along with the Teapot Dome naval oil reserve in Wyoming, had been previously transferred to the Department of the Interior on the urging of Fall, who evidently realized the personal gains he could achieve by leasing the land to private corporations.

In October 1923, the Senate Public Lands Committee launched an investigation that revealed not only the $100,000 bribe that Fall received from Doheny but also that Harry Sinclair, president of Mammoth Oil, had given him some $300,000 in government bonds and cash in exchange for use of the Teapot Dome oil reserve in Wyoming.

In 1927, the oil fields were restored to the U.S. government by a Supreme Court decision. Two years later, Fall was convicted of bribery and sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of $100,000. Doheny escaped conviction, but Sinclair was imprisoned for contempt of Congress and jury tampering.
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Predator Hunting / Re: A couple of shotgun coyotes
« Last post by nastygunz on October 24, 2021, 08:29:23 PM »
Shotgun Death!
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The Tailgate / Re: So that's why they call him the man of steel!
« Last post by nastygunz on October 24, 2021, 08:27:32 PM »
That reminds me of a joke..... :innocentwhistle:
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