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."

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Blogging will be on hold until after the first of the year. Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!



Blogger Xanthippas said...

I came over here practically expecting to see something about this story:

Any thoughts?

12/21/2007 11:17 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Yeah, I saw it and my first thought was the timing is great, sandwiched as it was between the murder of Sitting Bull and Wounded Knee. My second thought was this is probably yet another result of Lakota factionalism and apparently I was right. Whatever good Russell Means did back in the day, he's gone off the rails lately (such as trying to void tribal sovereignty just so he can avoid criminal liability in a domestic violence case). And y'all pointed out correctly that most whites have little if any idea how tribal government works (or theoretically works, anyway). This won't even make it as a footnote in the history books.

12/22/2007 10:38 AM  

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