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, May 05, 2008

Today in History...

...a poorly-armed Mexican militia force, comprised primarily of Indian peasants loyal to the President of Mexico Benito Juarez (himself a Zapotec Indian), defeated a much larger Imperial French Army at the Battle of Puebla (1862). Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Viva Mexico!



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