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."

Saturday, February 25, 2006

That'll Learn 'Em!

In an incredible move, the Bush Administration proposes to cut $3 million out of the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget to help pay for $7 million in attorneys' fees that were awarded to the plaintiffs in a ten-year legal fight that proved grotesque mismanagement of the various Indian Trust programs! In other words, the White House is going to punish Indian Country for daring to prove that the federal government squandered BILLIONS of dollars that should've gone to various tribes under a number of treaties going back overe 100 years. I know nothing this Administration does should surprise me anymore, but this does.



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