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."

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Our Loss

Molly Ivins, Texas' answer to H.L. Mencken (only funnier and less bitter), has died after a long bout with cancer. She was genuinely one of the funniest, cleverest and most insightful people I have ever met and was a big part of my inspiration to write political commentary. Just like Ann Richards, she was a Texas original; her like will not be seen again. It's a double shame, since now more than ever, we need someone who can look at the sick sorry state of Texas politics and make us laugh so we don't cry.



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