Ratso (Me!) didn't see Midnight Cowboy until a few moneths ago when he was already "safely" in Florida- and if you walked a day in my shoes you might use that term just as loosely-
because I'm also a bit of a "Joe Buck" as well, and I'm a survivor......
When 7 feet of water destroyed my home in Brown county Indiana (I'd just spent 3 years renovating and just about done) FEMA was great- and I landed in Jacksonville- but when the local people got involved in the land buyout later- the whole thing was a frustrating mess that took years- while they went out of their way to prove to us all the evils of government.
Ride em Cowboy! Always loved this song- Great movie too- a bit depressing tho.