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."

Saturday, July 29, 2006

A Drop In The Bucket?

Senator John McCain and others in Congress are trying to build momentum for an $8 billion settlement to the Cobell Trust Lawsuit. This is, of course, only a fraction of the estimated $100 billion various tribes are owed due to gross mismanagement of Indian trust funds by the Federal government over the last century or more.

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