The Local Crank

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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."

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Stupid White Man of the Week: Rush Limbaugh

Rush presents an easy target (in more ways than one). Here, he identifies an 18 year old Yup'ik as a "child" and an "Inuit from Alaska" and mocks her for daring to testify before Congress about the disastrous effects of global warming on her community, which Rush dimisses with, "Well, we gotta stop global warming so the child's spiritual connection to her homeland and her communities and so forth doesn't melt away into the Arctic. But we've all had to move for a host of reasons." What a sweetheart, huh? Yes, clearly, moving from Cleveland to Cincinnati because your dad got a new job is EXACTLY the same as watching the village where your people have lived for centuries melt into the ocean.



Anonymous BrodyV said...

Wait, wait-

Isn't the title of this entry sort of redundant?

11/10/2007 10:04 AM  
Blogger Reflecting Native said...

I am not sure it's of the week, more like... of the century!

11/22/2007 2:21 AM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Hey, thanks for dropping in, Reflecting. Is your husband currently deployed? Our thoughts and prayers are with all military families, especially during the holidays.
Alihelisdi iga!

11/22/2007 9:43 PM  

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