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Monday, July 14, 2008

Culture Clash in Shreveport

Josh Brolin and a group of his fellow Hollywood liberals wandered into a bar in Shreveport and started mouthing off to the locals. Hilarity ensued.

Here's the newspaper report:

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.

Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested just after 2 a.m. at a club called the Stray Cat bar.

A call to deal with a rowdy patron drew interference from other patrons, Lewis said.

The Times of Shreveport reported that Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released. Police could not say Saturday night whether he or the others had been released. The paper said they are part of the crew on an Oliver Stone film, "W," about President George W. Bush.

Read the whole thing here.

The Military Dad, a Louisiana resident relying on local sources, tells it this way:
1. The movie stars strayed into a highly-red zone.
2. Objected to some rather patriotic C&W music.
3. Took issue with opinions re war et. al.
4. Were soundly thrashed and trashed by loyal denizens of Barksdale AFB who "restrained" the untermensch until the authorities arrived and relieved them of their burden.
Up here in Charm City we have to put up with the inanities of movie people all the time. We've gotten used to them and pretty much ignore them. They're mostly harmless and not worth the effort. One thing about celebrities -- they're attention junkies and if you ignore them, they eventually go away to seek recognition elsewhere.