The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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Location: Cleburne, Texas, United States

Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Potemkin Presidency

Already famous for "town hall meetings" of specially-screened fawning sycophants, President Bush has taken additional steps to strengthen the bubble of unreality in which he lives. Just before he visited the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the government managed to scrape up $5 million to rehire the 32 employees IT HAD JUST LAID OFF DUE TO BUDGET CUTS. Apparently, I'll have to wait a little longer for my grass-powered car...


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