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, July 16, 2008

Today in History...

  1. The Prophet Muhammad begins his Hijra from Mecca to Medina (622);
  2. First Franciscan Mission established in what is now California (1769);
  3. Duwali (Chief Bowles), the eighty-year-old leader of a band of Cherokee and other affiliated tribes, is run down and killed by Texas Militia acting on orders of President Mirabeau Lamar, who despises the Cherokee as Sam Houston's "pet Indians" (1839);
  4. Trinity, the first successful detonation of an atomic bomb, occurs at Alamogordo, New Mexico (1945);
  5. Saddam Hussein becomes President of Iraq (1979)



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