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So do we burn that movie of Chuck Connors playing Geronimo?

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As every smart Democrat has to know, this madness over historic symbols, and now movies, is not going to end well for them.

The latest insanity from the left is actors and the characters they play in movies.

Please check this out:

Mandy Patinkin isn’t an A-list movie star. He’s a huge draw on Broadway all the same.

It’s why the minds behind “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” cast him to boost lagging ticket sales.

 

Not so fast.

The veteran performer wasn’t the right skin color, apparently. The “Homeland” star dropped out after some complained he was replacing an actor of color.

The play subsequently closed.

A similar event happened this week. Actor Ed Skrein (“The Transformer Refueled,” “Deadpool”) snared a role in the upcoming “Hellboy” reboot. Skrein celebrated the news on Twitter. 

Then the Social Justice Warriors pounced. The character in question was of mixed Asian descent in the comic books. Skrein is white.

So the actor voluntarily bowed out, announcing the decision via a tweet that read like a hostage’s coerced note.

This is insanity. This is what wipes out political parties between the coasts.

It does raise a couple of questions.  What happens to that movie Geronimo, where Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) plays the famous Indian warrior?  I caught that movie a few months ago, and it was entertaining.  It was probably not “culturally pure,” but who cares?  It’s a movie, people, and you don’t have to watch it if it offends you.

Will the left now call on Hollywood to burn that movie because Connors was white and Geronimo was an American Indian?

It gets more interesting when you come to today’s Broadway.  Hamilton is played by Javier Muñoz.  He was born to Puerto Rican parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., as I learned.

The bad news is that this is insanity, and it’s angering people who don’t want political correctness spoiling the Saturday matinee.

The good news is that this is not going to end well for the left or the party the left stands with.

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September 3, 2017 at 6:50 am

Say bye bye to Hillary’s Russian reset

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June 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

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The tale of old friends: Putin will soon start selling weapons to Cuba!

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Over the next few months, we will read about Russian weapons in Cuba.   In fact, TASS, the official news agency in Moscow, reports this:

“Russia treats Cuba as a reliable friend and is ready to actively develop with the Caribbean island cooperation both in military and military-technical spheres, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Friday.

“We intend to continue cooperation in supplying the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces with modern weapons and military hardware,” Shoigu said at a meeting in Moscow with Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas.

According to the Russian defense minister, the Russian-Cuban cooperation received an additional boost following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Havana last year.

“All decisions made during the visit are subject to attentive control and implementation in our country,” Shoigu said.

“Our cooperation in the military sector is actively developing and my February meetings in Havana proved our common drive toward the expansion of our partnership relations in the military and military-technical spheres,” the Russian minister said.

Shoigu also thanked Cabrisas for warm receptions provided by Cuba to Russian warship each time they call on the Havana port.

“We also enjoy rich experience of Cuban personnel training in our [Russian] various education establishments,” Shoigu said. “We hope to carry on with this tradition and expand our cooperation in personnel training.”

Cabrisas said Shoigu’s visit to Havana this February “helped to strengthen cooperation” between Cuba and Russia.”

Well, I guess that’s what happens when you legitimize a dictator in Cuba and publicly say that The Monroe Doctrine is history.

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April 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

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National security issues of the week with Barry Jacobsen

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December 26, 2014 at 11:30 pm

A chat with Jim Yardley about oil prices and Russia PLUS US-Cuba issues

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December 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

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SATURDAY: ISRAEL-GAZA, THE PLANE AND OTHER ISSUES WITH JIM YARDLEY

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July 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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THURSDAY: THE PLANE PLUS ISRAEL GOES INTO GAZA WITH BARRY JACOBSEN

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July 17, 2014 at 10:30 pm