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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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 16, 2006

Sharp Knife Recognized

The Hermitage, plantation home of Andrew Jackson, has been added as an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Jackson, known as Sharp Knife to the Indians he betrayed, was a con man, a racist (even for his time) and an ethnic cleanser long before anyone ever heard of Slobodan Milosevic. Recognizing his brutal obsession with driving the Southeastern tribes from the homes is an important first step in gaining peace for the thousands whose bones litter unmarked graves from Georgia to Oklahoma.

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