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."

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Fire Thunder Reinstated

Oglala Sioux Tribal President Cecilia Fire Thunder was restored to office by a tribal judge yesterday, due to violations of the law by the Tribal Council that impeached her. Fire Thunder had been first suspended, then removed from office for suggesting that a Planned Parenthood clinic be opened on the Pine Ridge Reservation in response to a new South Dakota law that makes virtually all abortions illegal.

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