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  • Reviewing "42" - the Jackie Robinson baseball biopic

    04/13/2013 11:53:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    various | April 13, 2013
    Is anyone planning to see this? Has anyone already seen it? If so, what did you think of it? Reviews from Metacritic Review from The Orange County Register: '42' swings for the fences, but it's one, two, three strikesRotten Tomatoes ratingIMDbWikipediaOfficial site
  • Harrison Ford Compares Jackie Robinson Breaking Color Barrier to Gay Marriage Fight

    04/12/2013 12:20:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 12 Apr 2013, 11:46 AM PDT | Christian Toto
    Harrison Ford isn't the chattiest celebrity working the press circuit. Never has been. This reporter once met Ford at a White House Correspondents Dinner party and asked him three questions--Ford responded with three one-word answers. Pepper him with questions about social issues, though, and the man known to millions as Han Solo and/or Indiana Jones gets downright gabby. Ford, who once had his chest waxed to raise awareness of rainforest issues, told a reporter quizzing him about his new film 42 that Jackie Robinson's role in breaking baseball's color barrier reminds him of the current same-sex marriage argument Do you...
  • Yes, Jackie Robinson was a Republican

    10/24/2010 7:51:46 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 29 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | October 24, 2010 | Michael Zak
    One of the reasons that Branch Rickey, a Republican activist, selected Jackie Robinson to break the color barrier in major league baseball was their compatible political beliefs. It is beyond dispute that Robinson was a Republican. Jackie Robinson campaigned for Richard Nixon against John Kennedy in 1960. After Nixon was defeated for governor of California in 1962, Robinson wrote to console the future Republican president: “The only regret I have in supporting you twice is that I was unfortunate not to have been able to help more than I did. I am sorry also that most Negroes were unwilling to...