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."

Thursday, March 09, 2006

House Republicans Want To Poison Your Children

In yet another stunning blow for State's Right, the GOP House has passed (without a committee hearing that might've introduced pesky facts into the debate) a bill to overturn any State food safety label standards that are more stringent than the federal government's. Thanks to this money-saving measure, lobbyists will now only have to purchase the US Congress, instead of the more expensive route of purchasing up to 50 state legislatures. And if some kids happen to become ill or die because of poor labelling on food, well, that's just the magical "invisible hand" of the Free Market at work!


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