The Brew: A Tale of Two Staircases, a Tale of Revival and a Wonderful Romantic Tale 60 Years in the Making

By Al Perrotta Published on February 23, 2023

A glorious Thursday to you!

And do we have a treat.

Jim Garlow Tells The Stream What He’s Seen in Asbury

Our Aliya Kuykendall spoke to Jim Garlow about the #AsburyRevival. Dr. Garlow was not only at Asbury Seminary the year of the famous 1970 revival, he flew to Kentucky to see and experience for himself what’s happening at the school now … indeed, throughout the town of Wilmore  … and report on what he’s hearing about revival breaking out at other schools.

He gets teary. Aliya gets teary. Maybe you will too. Aliya has written up a summary, but if you can’t wait, let’s go to the tape. 

Pastor Garlow’s website is keeping track of Asbury, creating a repository of video and stories to keep us up-to-date now and serve as a resource for future researchers, writers and students. The movement of God is spreading to campuses coast-to-coast, as Fox News reported Monday. Aliya will have more on that in the coming days.

Former President Trump Visits East Palestine

Wednesday was a day of two staircases.

Donald Trump stepped off his plane in East Palestine, Ohio, to offer his assistance in the recovery effort.

Joe Biden has a rough go of the stairs in Warsaw after promising to do whatever it takes … for Ukraine.

Trump brought words of comfort to the East Palestine community, even words of support for the EPA, which only sprung to action after Trump announced his visit. He also brought practical help. The former president cleaned out his resorts and Mar-a-Lago to deliver truckloads of Trump Water to East Palestine. He also arranged for hundreds of gallons of cleaning supplies.

Yeah, there was politics involved. But the fact is Trump showed up. He showed up and declared to the citizens of East Palestine, “You are not forgotten. We stand with you. We pray with you.”

Cardillo is right. They needed this.

“What is your message to Joe Biden?” a reporter shouted. A three word response: “Get over here.”

No word on Biden, but Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will finally show up today (only took 20 days), now that he’s done with “personal time.”

Mayor Pete’s Strange Encounter With Reporter

You know the clock is ticking on a coach when the losses rack up, they make bonehead decisions, start blaming the refs or the previous coach, and stalk away from press conferences. The clock’s ticking on Pete Buttigieg. Tuesday evening, Buttigieg was approached on the street by the Daily Caller’s Jennie Taer.

He’s Secretary of Transportation in the middle of yet another transport-related crisis and he’s in public in the middle of DC. Reporter questions are part of the gig. But when Taer asked him about East Palestine, Buttigieg refused to answer.

Mayor Pete said he’d already spoken about it to other media outlets that day. (So? Take a couple seconds, give a quick nondescript answer like, “Help is on the way, and I’ll be there Thursday. Have a good night.”)

When Taer pressed him, Mayor Pete again said he wouldn’t answer because, “Right now, I’m taking some personal time.”

WHAT?!?!?!?!?! I get it. Who doesn’t want an undisturbed night on the town. But when you’re Transportation Secretary and a train derailment is potentially killing someone else’s town, you don’t get personal time. Certainly, the people of East Palestine, fearful for their lives and those of their children, aren’t getting any personal time.  What an arrogant, insensitive, tone deaf — bonehead — remark. (And it’s hardly the first time he’s taken “personal time” in the middle of a crisis.)

Then it gets weird — Britney Spears shouting “Never be a roller coaster!” weird. Buttigieg pulls out his phone and asks, “Can I take a photo of you?”

What? Is she Taylor Swift? Why in the world would you ask to take a photo of a reporter? 

Apparently that Norfolk Southern ain’t the only thing that has gone off the rails.

Madonna’s Daughter Goes Demonic at New York Fashion Week

It’s one thing for Madonna to conduct surgical experiments on her face. But it’s sad to see her daughter follow the music star down the path of darkness.

Lourdes Leon, Madonna’s 26-year-old daughter, was a model for designer Luis de Javier at New York Fashion Week. Her outfit? Pure … or impure … Satanism.

Devil horns out of the breasts? Really?

And what’s with the baseball cap? I’m no fashion maven, but isn’t a baseball cap fashion-speak for “bad hair day”?

And boy, does Lourdes looks miserable. Almost like she’s thinking, “The lame stuff I have to do to ensure my mother’s love and massive inheritance.”

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It’s sad. Ask me 25 years ago, and I would have guessed Madonna’s daughter would grow up to be a somber business titan or serious artist. I wouldn’t have seen her sourly strutting in a skimpy Satan get-up like she was dragged to a Halloween frat party. (Lourdes does have her own fashion line, so maybe business titan is in her future.)

More seriously, de Javier’s fashion show is another example of how Satanism is not only out in the wide open, it is fashionable. (Leon wasn’t the only one in satanic garb. Julia Fox also had the devil horns out of the breasts, looking like she’d been gored by a Texas longhorn.)


A Horrific Fashion Troll

Meanwhile, you’re seeing some grotesque, horrific shots floating around Christian and conservative circles supposedly from New York Fashion Week. Models looking like mutilated corpses for a line called “Valentine of the Flesh” from “Satan”’s debut collection. I don’t dare link. But if you’ve seen them, you know what I’m talking about.

While the fashion show featuring Madonna’s spawn was certainly demon-themed, it appears the “Valentine of the Flesh” photos are a sick troll by graphic artist Rob Sheridan. He is taking great delight in the reaction the faux fashion line is drawing from the likes of us.

Still, Sheridan’s not too far off the reality of the walking corpses that populate so many of today’s fashion shows. And the cultural embrace of Satanism is no joke. 

Finally, CONGRATULATIONS to James and Betty Robison

Today, Stream publisher James Robison and his bride Betty celebrate their 60th anniversary! James, who still acts like a giddy teen boy with a crush whenever she’s around, shares his thoughts on the big day. Congratulations, you two! May there be decades more. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever been to an LOI gathering, a LIFE Today taping, Stream meeting, or anywhere else for that matter, with James without him saying something gushy or sweet about Betty. 

Puts some of us — most of us? — to shame. 


Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTRGabParler, and now at TRUTH Social.

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