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."

Friday, January 26, 2007

My Way or the Highway

Rabidly anti-Indian Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia threatened then-Interior Secretary Gale Norton with loss of her job if she didn't back the uprecedented reversal of Federal recognition for the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation in 2004. I know this shouldn't surprise me; I should be used by now to the incredible level of vitriol and just plain racist hate that is brought to bear anytime Indians attempt some small measure of redress for the grievances done to them over the last 500 years. I should be used to it...



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