Maybe ... a longer one ... maybe
Fri Jun 04, 3:50

Joyce ... apologies ... there was no sympathy vote intended, just an unwise Biblical metaphor ... what I meant was that I'd necessarily have to accept that he was unarmed, down on the ground and scrambling for his gun if I was to accept the "out and up" empty hand scenario ... hence my silly theory that he dropped his gun, fired or unfired ... the main point was that I don't think any medical evidence can deduce that his hand was empty when raised "out and up" to shoulder level ... the experienced, but impetuous, younger Earp would respond immediately to a sudden motion like that ... it wouldn't have helped that the temperamental Holliday was next to him and probably egging things on ... to my mind, those two were the main "culprits" in this whole thing and Wyatt probably didn't hit any target but Frank's horse ... he then went into court and took the blame [or kudos] while covering for Morgan and Doc ... Virgil, of course, would have to corroborate that ... mind you, I also have proposed that Billy was the one targeted ... Ike could have run forward in an attempt to try and prevent this ... but, Kenny might have something to say about that particularly pretty kettle of fish ... he knows which side the bread was buttered ... always keep your cool ... Michael [of no particular abode}

    • gobs/a short note...Joyce Aros, Thu Jun 03 15:19
      ...in your post you suggested that as most of the evidence was all 'post-mortem'...deduced to fit the 'facts' of Billy being unarmed and bearing the stigmata of innocence when he hit the ground... ... more
      • Re: gobs/a short note...Bob Cash, Fri Jun 04 12:23
        No one testified to seeing when Billy's wrist wound was sustained or that Morgan Earp's fist shot hit Billy's wrist. You say you have gone back over several testimonies to write your note to gobs. Ple... more
      • Maybe ... a longer one ... maybe — gobs, Fri Jun 04 3:50
        • Wholeheartedly concur with GobbyK.t.K., Fri Jun 04 16:59
          Not to mention the United States Marshal's Service of Arlington, Virginia. In 2006, that entity after doing their own investigation into the shooting affair, Concluded with the following published sta... more
    • Good grief, gobs...Joyce Aros, Wed Jun 02 18:20
      ...is that whole paragraph your mailing address? I will send you some artwork as I am assuming you are the anonymous who said they would like some...but the Address? Clarify it for me.
      • Mea Culpagobs, Thu Jun 03 1:51
        Anonymous not me ... but thanks for the offer ... I was just being facetious with the address .. and I hate all telephones, as did my sister and now my niece ... bests
    • Coincidentally Lincolnshire came up today...K.t.K., Wed Jun 02 16:54
      ...on my screensaver background. I think the lush scene is from a golf course which can barely be seen through all the trees. Of course for screensaver they only use the most beautiful or intriguing o... more
      • Good To Have The Factmeister Backgobs, Thu Jun 03 1:57
        Kenny ... that would be the posh part of town ... planted so that us plebs on public transport can't see them spoiling good walks ... I know you play ... cheers
        • Speaking of "public transport" in England I'll have no complaint. Notwithstanding the "Tube" which beginnings are connected to 1875 when American Nathan R. Vail was supervising construction of London’... more
          • Thanksgobs, Thu Jun 03 5:42
            ... if only they were the steam trains of my youth ... again, London's Tube has nowt to do with me ... thanks, Uncle Nate ... did anyone speak to you while [or if] you were on there? ... South Yorkshi... more
          • Addendum WalesK.t.K., Thu Jun 03 5:42
            While visiting Barry, So. Wales, I found this crazy-looking post card long and skinny. On it was the longest word in the Welsh language: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. ... more
            • Flanfair-a-go-gogobs, Thu Jun 03 11:47
              Kenny ... yes, the most famous Welsh word which requires a twist in the tongue just to pronounce the first and last eight letters correctly ... you've mention Ted Lewis and Barry peninsula or estuary ... more
              • Re: Flanfair-a-go-goK.t.K., Thu Jun 03 12:30
                Yes, that's exactly why he adopted the name Ted "Kid" Lewis and proclaimed that welterweight champ to be his personal favorite. We were together in a special clique of 5 to 6 extreme boxing aficionad... more
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