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."

Monday, April 21, 2008

Today In History...

...Texian forces led by General Sam Houston (adopted son of Western Cherokee Chief Ooluntuskee, known to whites as John Jolly) defeat the Mexican Army under Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, capturing the erstwhile dictator and securing the independence of the Republic of Texas (1836)



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