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."

Sunday, July 16, 2006

More Redistricting Madness

Emboldened by SCOTUS, and eager to once again punish voters who dare to vote against orders, the GOP has birthed a map explicitly designed to screw Austin even more. The Plaintiffs have responded with their own, more limited and infinitely more logical plan. Republican contempt for democracy doesn't shock me anymore, though I do appreciate it when powertools like Grover Norquist are at least up front and honest about it.


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