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jaunte  Jan 30, 2016 • 4:19:03pm

Cowboy myth-making in real time:

The Ballad of Lavoy Finicum (Cowboy’s Stand for Freedom)
(copyright Jordan Page 2016)

He was a man who loved to walk the land
To turn his cheek but also take a stand
When his conviction called he followed what he felt was right
There’s no telling just what time will bring
You can live for nothing or for everything
But when the pushes come to shoving tell me will you fight

I’m only talkin bout a cowboy’s stand for freedom
I’m just talkin bout a name carved in a stone
A friend and brother to anyone
He’s riding off into the setting sun
Drive on cowboy, he’s heading home

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jan 31, 2016 • 1:27:55am

I lived in Wyoming only two years, but I got a sense of the Cowboy State. My editor, who hailed from Montana, differentiated between “cowboys” who in real life did wrangling and herding and “c’boys” who wore the hat and the boots but rarely if ever rode a horse or went out on the range.

Cowboys and medieval knights have been romanticized so much that people don’t realize what shitty jobs they had.

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Michael McBacon  Jan 31, 2016 • 6:59:54pm

re: #2 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Cowboys and medieval knights have been romanticized so much that people don’t realize what shitty jobs they had.

Lumberjacks too.


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