The Brew: Canadian Politician Goes Coo-Coo Over ‘Honk Honk’
Plus sanctions for Putin, payback for Rittenhouse
Today is “World Understanding and Peace Day.” Big oops on that one, eh?
Biden Addresses the Ukraine-Russia Crisis
Joe Biden announced sanctions on Russia Tuesday in the wake of Putin’s actions in Ukraine. The sanctions include cutting Russia’s main financial institutions off from the West and targeting Russia’s elites and their family members.
Pause a second. Does that include Russia’s richest woman, Yelena Baturina? She paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million to … well, she won’t say what she paid Biden for. But one of Hunter’s associates claimed in a court affidavit they helped Baturina launder money out of Russia.
Biden declared the sanctions were but the “first tranche” in response to Putin. Pause another second. Who says “tranche”? (Tranche means “a portion of something, especially money.”)
After announcing even more U.S. troops will be sent to the region, Biden said, “We have no intention of fighting Russia. We want to send an unmistakable message, though, that the U.S. together with our allies will defend every inch of NATO territory.”
Pause a final second: If we’re part of NATO, why aren’t you or anybody in NATO defending every inch of our territory?”
Biden walked away, again, without answering any questions.
Unfortunately, any attempts to project strength went out the window with this confusing bit about Putin “waxing eloquent.”
Biden forgets what he's trying to say.
Don't you feel safer? pic.twitter.com/b3WwO5UERj
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) February 22, 2022
Biden’s Boast is Toast
Ah, remember those heady days in 2019, when peace was blossoming around the world, and Putin wasn’t moving against Ukraine?
Remember what then-candidate Joe Biden was saying?
Vladimir Putin doesn’t want me to be President. He doesn’t want me to be our nominee. If you’re wondering why — it’s because I’m the only person in this field who’s ever gone toe-to-toe with him.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 21, 2020
Note the date. Exactly two years after that tweet, Putin sent troops into Ukraine.
Meanwhile, here was Joe Biden from his basement bunker in 2019.
Not for Nothing, But …
Would we be in this mess if, instead of impeaching Trump for being curious what the Bidens had been up to in Ukraine, Democrats had helped find out what the Bidens had been up to in Ukraine? For that matter, how much of this goes back to Obama-Biden helping topple Ukraine’s pro-Russian government in 2014?
Kyle Rittenhouse Launches Media Accountability Project
At an age when most guys his age would be launching basketballs in pick-up games or pick-up lines at cute coeds, Kyle Rittenhouse has launched “The Media Accountability Project.”
Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson Monday night he and his team decided to launch the project “as a tool to help fundraise and hold the media accountable for the lies they said and deal with them in court. I don’t want to see anybody else have to deal with what I went through. So I want to hold them accountable for what they did to me.”
Rittenhouse mentioned Whoopi Goldberg by name, for calling him a “murderer after I was acquitted by a jury of my peers.” Same with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur. Rittenhouse also vowed to go after media and political figures who called him a white supremacist.
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The Media Accountability website features a quote from Malcolm X: “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power.”
Rittenhouse suggests the project goes beyond going after those who slandered him. It’s to help others. “In the long term, we will provide material support and promote the important work being done by independent journalists who are committed to the truth.”
Canada Has Gone Insane: ‘Honk Honk’ = ‘Heil Hitler’
The same Canadians who are stripping rights away like the SS on steroids are accusing the Freedom Convoy truckers and their supporters of being Nazis.
Thoroughly proving these people have lost their minds, a liberal Canadian MP named Ya’ara Saks actually claims that the #HonkHonk hashtag is code for “Heil Hitler.”
WATCH: Crazy Canadian Liberal Politician Claims "Honk Honk" is an acronym for "Heil Hitler"…despite the fact that's not even what an acronym is pic.twitter.com/6Whqh5DdWJ
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 22, 2022
Wow. You broke the code Ya’ara! “Choo Choo” is our code for “Communist China.” “Mumu” stands for “Mao’s the Man.” And the Road Runner’s “Beep-Beep” is code for “Bene Benito.”
When our kids say they have to go pee-pee? Clearly, they are aligning themselves with Pol Pot. And “Fee-fi-fo-fum”? “Fight For Francisco Franco”!
And “Coo-Coo”? Synonymous with asinine Canadian politicians.
Olympic Ratings Worst in NBC History
The Beijing Winter Olympics were a dud. A bust. Throw out the high and low scores and the performance still stunk. NBC averaged only 11.4 million prime time viewers a night. That’s the lowest number since NBC (and sister networks) began broadcasting the games decades ago.
The ratings were 42% lower than the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Any worse a drop and the Olympics could change their name to CNN.
NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacqua attributed the low ratings to the “very harsh” COVID-Protocols in China. No fans in stands, no enthusiasm seems to be the thinking. Also, viewers might have been turned off by seeing some athletes in protective masks. But that’s lame. How many winter events don’t have fans close by? How many have winter competitors all bundled up already?
No, NBC. Viewership was down because many Americans had no interest in watching you put on a two-week commercial for a brutal Communist regime that gave the world COVID.
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I guarantee the ratings will be back up for the 2026 Winter Games. Assuming you don’t manage to screw it up. They’ll be the 25th Winter Olympics, so you’ll have that milestone to help boost interest. And the Games are being held in beautiful Milano and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
The formula for Olympic success is not that hard: “Keep woke-ism away from the American team and the Games away from slave-holding nations.”
Facebook Smacks Down Babylon Bee
Facebook has given satire site Babylon Bee a smack on the nose for one if its posts. Backstory: A few weeks ago a biological man named Amy Schneider broke the record for winning the most money of any woman in Jeopardy history. That led to this Babylon Bee headline: “Trans Woman Breaks Jeopardy Record, Proving Once And For All That Men Are Smarter Than Women.”
Facebook blocked the post and threatened further actions if there are further violations. Babylon Bee is appealing. However, Babylon Bee Managing Editor Joel Berry says he’s “pretty proud of this. It’s not often we manage to get transphobia and misogyny into one headline.”
Pretty proud of this. It's not often we manage to get transphobia and misogyny into one headline
— Joel Berry (@JoelWBerry) February 21, 2022
Along The Stream
A fascinating, if somewhat terrifying, expose from Tom Gilson: “Entering the Metaverse: How Much Do You Trust Mark Zuckerberg?”
Dr. Michael Brown writes, “Russia, China, Canada and a Reminder of Why So Many of Us Voted for Trump.”
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 Gab, Parler, MeWe and now GETTR.