The Mayor of Columbus, Ohio ordered the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue at the city’s town hall on Wednesday, removing an image depicting the namesake of his own city. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, a Democrat, announced his intention to remove the Columbus statue- one of the largest and most iconic in the United States- two weeks ago.
Construction crews removed the statue from its pedestal with a cherry picker on Wednesday morning.
A 22-foot-tall statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from outside the Columbus, Ohio, city hall after the city's mayor called for it to come down. https://t.co/KXOxAPIUUf pic.twitter.com/F63b0OpXVD
— ABC News (@ABC) July 1, 2020
Vandals had previously spraypainted the word “rapist” on the statue of the explorer.
The city’s art commission had voted unanimously to remove the iconic statue, but neither the city council nor the electorate of the city had a chance to vote on the matter in a referendum.
The city has announced that it will be replaced with a new or existing that that represents “diversity.”
The city of Genoa in Italy, which is been the birthplace is the historical explorer and sailor, had given the statue as a gift to the city of Columbus in 1955. Big League Politics has reached out to the Italian Embassy for comment on the matter.
Columbus was born in the city of Genoa in the 15th century and began a career as a sailor and merchant at a young age. Determined to access the lucrative markets of India and China through sailing west after the rise of the Ottoman Empire prevented land-based trade with the far east, he entered the service of the Spanish monarchy and inadvertently discovered the New World in 1492. His four voyages to the Americas initiated one of the larges and most consequential movements of people in human history, and he’s commonly thought of as one of the most historically significant individuals of all time.
Mandalorian Co-Star Bill Burr Slams Cancellation of Gina Carano: “F****** Crazy Time”
Carano’s castmate spoke against Disney’s purge of Carano.
Comedian and actor Bill Burr slammed Disney for betraying ‘Mandalorian’ actress Gina Carano late last month, likening the leftist purge as “f***** crazy time.”
Carano was fired by Disney from the Mandalorian for voicing opposition to left-wing tyranny on her personal instagram. Carano had compared left-wing cancel culture mobs to street thuggery seen in Nazi Germany, in which members of the Nazi SA enacted terror campaigns targeting their political opponents.
Burr also described Carano, a former MMA fighter, as the model castmate. Burr had appeared in season 1 of the Mandalorian, a show which some had pointed to as the most creative title to be produced in Disney’s Star Wars productions. With the show thoroughly established as a left-wing project in the aftermath of Carano’s firing, it’s likely the production will go downhill.
“I’m on that f—-ing show. Now I gotta watch what the f—- I say,” said Burr on Joe DeRosa’s comedy podcast Feb. 24. “She was an absolute sweetheart. Super-nice f—-ing person and, you know, whatever.”
Burr went on to liken the online mob that had demanded Disney fire Carano to paranoid stalkers.
“There’s people just waiting, just laying in the weeds. … How about you just be an individual, and you continue to buy tickets to people who you wanna go see?”
Unfortunately, Burr, a longtime friend of chimpanzee enthusiast and podcaster Joe Rogan, may have placed himself next on the chopping block for mobs of left-wing crybabies demanding that actors and public figures be purged from the liberal entertainment industry.
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