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."

Sunday, October 22, 2006


The first New Moon of Autumn is the traditional date of Nuwatiegwa, the Great New Moon Ceremony of the Cherokee. This holiday celebrates the creation of the world and marks the traditional start of the New Year under the Cherokee lunar calendar. Since I'm feeling under the weather, we skipped jumping in the river seven times this year and instead talked about the creation story. Wa do!



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