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Anonymous/once again...
Thu Aug 17, 2017 07:46


I am sorry my sense of humour is regarded as condescending, but I admit computers don't have eyebrows, so it happens.
To address your responses, civilly, of course, I have to ask as I do almost everyone, why it is so hard to understand Ike's position? Ike has been in town getting supplies, taking care of business, visiting people he knows all day. Come night he decides to get a lunch, as he says, and goes to a saloon for it. All the saloons serve lunches, so its not unreasonable that a rancher would feel more comfortable eating lunch in a saloon rather than a restaurant.
Holliday's appearance and tirade come next. I won't describe it all. There is no evidence that Ike is drunk or armed. But it seems to be ok that doc is both. When Ike leaves he is told by Morgan that the next time he sees him on the street he had better be armed. Is that not a threat? No one seems to think so except Ike. I would think so, but that's me.
The question is; how does one respond to that? Get on your horse and ride to another county, because you'd never hold your head up where you are again? I think you probably go get armed. One has to assume Ike believes Morgan.
So Ike goes looking for Doc and Morgan in the morning with his weapons, prepared to make a fight if that's what they want. So he says he is looking for them and ready. Threats? I guess you might call it that, I call it retaliation, but you said he should not make threats if you are not ready to act upon them. He appeared ready to act upon his words, wouldn't you say?
To answer #2, he showed up with the weapons.

Loudmouth. That's interesting, because not one witness described Ike as loud, belligerent, argumentative, ect. Just stating his business. The court clerk said he talked to Wyatt and Morgan in a normal tone of voice; it was the two Earps that were quarrelsome. That's #3.

If we are still talking about the shootout, I submit that Ike was not armed because Frank and Billy did not want him to be armed. It seems obvious that once Frank realized there was a bad atmosphere he tried to keep the lid on, finish his business, and get out of town without further trouble. Support for this view point is that Frank did not argue with Wyatt when Wyatt moved his horse even though Frank knew Wyatt had beat Tom for no known reason. Ike said it was by 'mutual consent' that Billy and Frank had him order up his wagon so they could leave town pretty soon. This suggests a cohesive effort to avoid trouble.

Ike was unarmed, as was Tom, at the vacant lot for good reason. The brothers talked them out of it. So there he is. You still did not answer my question as to what you would do in the same situation. You are unarmed, bullets are flying, what do you do? You, anonymous, cannot run because you think it is cowardly. So what are you going to do?

I will answer your last three comments about the ambush stuff when I get home from work. Right now I am anxious to see how you survive!

  • Anonymous/cowardly?Joyce, Wed Aug 16 05:45
    I hope you are going to describe for us exactly how you would handle the situation when gunfire started and you had no weapon. What is your next move, please. I assume you have a plan to save... more
    • anonymous...Joyce, Thu Aug 17 16:22
      I was a little confused about your section on ambushes. Are you saying Ike Clanton was the person involved in each of these? I think there are not clear facts on any of those. It was never determined ... more
      • Re: anonymous...Bob Cash, Sun Aug 20 08:39
        Joyce, you wrote : "It was never determined who shot Morgan through the back window of Campbell & Hatch's saloon. Are you absolutely sure it could not have been vigilantes? The Earps were not all... more
        • Bob/Vigilantes?...Joyce, Sun Aug 20 13:22
          Bob, Apparently the Coroner's jury did not come to anything but suspicion as the case went no further. Why were these men not arrested immediately and jailed? Their involvement was suspected but if... more
          • Anonymous./interesting...Joyce, Mon Aug 21 09:43
            I understand that Marietta Spence might not be able to testify against her husband, but what about the others? She included them in her original statement, did she not? The other two in jail on other ... more
            • IkeFred Dodge, Thu Aug 24 16:00
              I've said it before and will state it again. Ike was a loud mouth and when his father died he took over the ranch and its operations. He was a two-bit rustler who was in over his head as any type of... more
      • JoyceEddie Lanham, Fri Aug 18 04:28
        Is your email posted on line? I have something to send you.
        • Eddie/contact...Joyce, Fri Aug 18 07:22
          Eddie, You can reach me at Thank you
          • Joyce MesaageEddie Lanham, Sun Aug 20 15:57
            Sent you an email, just wanted to make sure you received.
            • Eddie/I am sorry....Joyce, Mon Aug 21 09:38
              I didn't receive your e-mail. I posted another address so see if that works better. Joyce
              • Are you sure Tombstone has internet?Eddie Lanham, Tue Aug 22 03:28
                I sent you 2 emails, one the the first address you provided and again the the second email address. Maybe the SPAM monster got it?
                • e-mail pproblem...Joyce, Tue Aug 22 13:38
                  Tombstone is indeed the armpit of the world when it comes to internet, but usually receive ok. Don't capitalize my name and do use underscore with last address. I am sure you know this but can't... more
                  • Lost in SpaceEddie Lanham, Tue Aug 22 14:11
                    Weird. Neither of my emails to you were returned to sender (me). Maybe the eclipse over north Georgia shut down the internet. It is possible. Ever since those guys walked on the moon, things just... more
            • Eddie/try this address....Joyce, Sun Aug 20 16:09
    • Anonymous/once again... — Joyce, Thu Aug 17 07:46
    • anon/correction...Joyce, Wed Aug 16 08:17
      My last line didn't make any sense because my computer is doing funny things like skipping letters and words. It should read, " Now that you are back from the past by time machine, apparently you... more
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