BRINGING UP THE REAR
Barnum's Bad Girl of the Big Top, aka Antoinette Cristiani, star of the Russ Meyer cult classic "Mud Honey" and lead singer of the rock band of "the same name" brings new meaning to the concept of "Ass"ymetric Warfare". A legend in her own time, the infamous blonde sheep of the worlds most famous bareback riding troupe is apparently using her's ("arse" that is) to bring attention to the plight of race horses. En route to Churchill Downs, she and fellow equine activists take it all off in a no holds barred attempt in exposing animal cruelty by the race horse industry. --- In the second biggest upset in the 131 year history of "The Run For The Roses", Giacomo wins! But thousands of other race horses loose when almost 90% of them wind up in slaughter houses across the nation. A death sentence imposed on them for their inability to "win", "place", or "show". This after leading an un-natural life of physical, emotional, and psychological abuse along with their underweight, overstressed, anorexic jockeys - both pushed to the brink by the obsession for speed imposed on them by the powerbrokers whose egos demand a "win" and the compulsive gamblers whose addiction demands a fix. According to the controversial "Bareback Riding Activists", what is know as "The Sport of Kings" is in fact "The Sport of Creeps". For every Giacomo, Seabiscuit, Seattle Slew, or Phar Lap, there are thousands of Horse Holocaust Victims and "also rans" who lead lives of quiet desperation - held hostage to unethical, immoral, and inhumane tradition. Their fortunes, like that of Black Beauty, eventually spiral down to its ultimate track side destination. As the main ingredient in a can of dog food or the dining delicacy of some ghoulish French gourmet. Like Black Beauty, a fortunate few get a second chance - if they are able to adapt to an alternate equine activity. But only 10% of born and bred race horses ever realize their inalienable right to live out a natural life span. The rest are deemed expendable - "Sent To The Killers" as they say on the track. And this doesn't even account for the oft repeated tragedy of trapped and terrified horses burned up by the barnfull for their value as insurance claims. Once these money making machines deteriorate along with their tendons - there are some greedy bastards who will always hold that out as an option. "As the most watched sporting event in the world, the Kentucky Derby wins hands down as the most obscene exhibition of moral schizophrenia and unsportsman-like conduct on the planet." Or so says "The Bad Girl of Stage, Screen, Band, and Big Top". For more of the "Bad Girl's" opinions on anything from soup to nuts continue to log on to "The Political Three Ring Cyber Circus" known as CitizenScrewed.Com.
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In The Promised Land
A protest novel of True Lies written as a Dime Novel Series which encompasses The Off The Wall Spaghetti Western Adventures of an extraordinary family of Equestrian Entertainers, Bad Assed Outlaws and Bigger Than Life Characters whose gene pool includes The Quintessential Legend of The West. Buffalo Bill Cody – America’s First Media Star.
This sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic saga of an unusual anti-establishment culture of freedom loving renegades is written from the perspective of its most dysfunctional member.
In her desperate bid to salvage her identity and survive future shock in a world of “Stupid White Men” in which she can find no corner of The Market Place, her story chronicles the absurd hard knock events which inevitably lead to her complete radicalization and the creation of the Citizen Screwed One Woman Revolution.
This Website and The Story within was inspired by actual events and real people who deserves a voice and recognition for their contribution to The American Story and The Story of The West.
It is dedicated to all Citizens Screwed every where “leading lives of quiet desperation” who ever got burnt by America’s Melting Pot –denied their identity, their potential and their American Dream due to stereotypes, lack of opportunity or outright blatant injustice by a society dedicated to greed and conspicuous consumption that determines the value of a human being based on the level of his or her marketability.
It is further dedicated to the animals and the environment that our Modern American culture of alienation has rendered as dispensable as many of it’s citizens.
The Author Ghost Rider A.C.B. is the pen name of a woman also called “Toni” or “Tony” and the following letter was written by the man who discovered her story.