The Brew: A Magnificent Idea, If I Do Say So Myself … and a Not-So Magnificent Idea to Take Down the Statue of Liberty

By Al Perrotta Published on January 19, 2024

Happy Friday!

And a hot Brew for those gearing up around for today’s National March for Life in Washington.

Will Weather Slow Things Down? Expecting More Snowflakes Than You See at a Green Energy Rally

A wintery day indeed for today’s National March for Life. Marchers look to be facing a bit of snow and dropping temperatures. How much? You don’t know how much it’s going to snow in Washington until after it stops snowing. If it starts. But the hearty will be out there for the unborn regardless.

Marchers in this 51st March will also be facing a strong, cold headwind from abortion zealots who will bludgeon voters this year with the idea that those eager to protect life and protect women are actually threatening women’s “health care.”

With that in mind, this year’s theme is “With every woman, for every child.”

If the snow and temperatures time out right, and don’t trap me in, we will be at the Mall and in the streets and we’ll tell you all about it.

Fire and Snow Next Door: Canada Turning Fascist and Anti-Fun

Speaking of snow, you won’t believe the latest bit of authoritarian nonsense in Canada. Or as we like to call it “Cuba on Ice.” Toronto is banning tobogganing on 45 of the city’s hills. The City Council decided tobogganing is not safe on those hills, which have been used for years for winter sledding. Sure, sledding can continue on 29 other designated hills. I mean, they’re not total fascists eliminating all fun and freedom for Canadians. But still. Tobogganing. Banned. In Canada.

City Councilor Brad Bradford represents one of the areas impacted. He told CBC:

This is just nonsense. It’s the no fun city when you start seeing them cracking down on tobogganing, especially in a place that has decades of experience and a tradition of tobogganing. He argues city politicians have more important things to do that regulate sledding. It’s not a good use of time. It’s not a good use of resources.

While we’re north of the border, remember all those fires last year in Canada? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pinned the blame on “climate change.” Yep. The fires were all the fault of you gas-guzzling, hamburger eating Mother Earth hating cretins. Sorry. Not climate change. This week a Quebec man pleaded guilty to setting 13 fires.

But here’s your double twist. Brian Paré had been all over social media accusing Trudeau’s government of setting the fires to trick people into believing in climate change.

Hope the Commanders Hire a Coach Who Sees Only Burgundy and Gold, Not Skin Color Like the Patriot’s New Head Coach

New Patriots coach Jerod Mayo has big enough shoes to fill following in the footsteps of Bill Belichick. He didn’t need to put clown shoes on as well. In his first press conference, he was asked about being the team’s first black head coach. His response included this CRT beauty: “I do see color, because I believe if you don’t see color, you can’t see racism.”

So does this mean when he sees a white person he sees a racist? Let’s not even go that far. If you’re a free agent and happen to believe in Dr. King’s dream of a society that judges not on the color of your skin, but by your ability to catch, block and tackle, are you going to sign with New England?

Dinesh D’Souza tweeted a nice response:

Color-blind doesn’t mean we literally don’t ‘see’ color. It means that skin color has the same significance as, say, having a mustache or bushy eyebrows. We see those things, but they don’t make a difference in how we evaluate someone’s merit or character.


(Well, be honest. You see a guy with a 70’s porn star mustache you do judge a little.)

Second Impeachment Hearing for DHS Secretary Mayorkas Over Illegal Immigration

The House held a second hearing yesterday on the move to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for allowing … nay, encouraging … the disintegration of our nation’s borders.

Yesterday featured mother Tammy Nobles, whose daughter Kayla Hamilton was murdered by a known MS-13 gang member whom Mayorkas’ DHS let loose into the U.S. Nobles is suing DHS for $100 million.

Committee members also heard from a mother who lost her daughter to fentanyl.

On X, formerly liberal columnist David Rubin offered another example of why Mayorkas should be booted.

I wonder. Do the illegals get to keep their government-issued iPhones in their pockets when they go through X-Ray machines? Keep on the sneakers that somehow managed to survive the thousand-mile trek with barely a scuff?

Take Down the Statue of Liberty?!

Meanwhile, a Florida congressman named Maxwell Frost actually proposed a bill taking down the Statue of Liberty in response to the GOP’s “bigoted” H.R. 2 “Secure the Border Act.”

“If you keep pushing your bigoted H.R. 2 bill, then also pass this bill. I’ve taken the liberty of drafting it for you,” Frost said during a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday. “It removes the Statue of Liberty, our largest symbol that tells people to come here.”

Of course he ignores that the Statue of Liberty is near Ellis Island, where millions LEGALLY entered the United States. But who’s he kidding? Just another progressive wanting to tear down a great symbol of America. As if the gang that topple statues of Washington and Lincoln doesn’t already have their sights on Lady Liberty?

You know who’s happy with what Frost said? The Congressman who pulled that fire alarm and claimed he had no idea it would sound. Thanks to Rep. Frost, Rep. Jamaal Bowman no longer holds the title of “Silliest Thing Said by a Member of Congress in the 118th Session of Congress.”

A Magnificent Idea, If I Say So Myself

Wait a sec. I got an even better idea than impeaching Mayorkas. At DHS we have a cabinet member who seems able to get millions of illegal immigrants into and around the country without a problem. At Transportation we have a cabinet member who impedes people and goods from moving whether by plane, train or automobile.

Instead of impeaching Mayorkas, why doesn’t Congress order Biden to have Mayorkas and Mayor Pete switch positions? That way illegals will be stymied trying to travel to the U.S. and Americans will have smooth sailing.

Along The Stream

As promised, we dropped a new Resolute with all the election related happenings …. and a bit of fun as well. I guarantee a couple chuckles. It’s called “Maine Judge Puts Trump Back on the Ballot for Now, as Dems Put Heat on Biden-Harris to ‘Get in Gear.'”

And we’ve got a very special and helpful new one from Bunni Pounds: “Adopt a Candidate: 10 Ways to Impact the Primaries.” A wonderful guide to things you can do. Some obvious, some not so obvious but great.


Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and co-author of the counter-terrorism memoir Hostile Intent: Protecting Yourself Against Terrorism.

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