The Brew: Dancing Grannies, Fancy Dinners and Fighting Over Ol’ Saint Nick
Yesterday was a bit heavy burdened with creepy stuff. So let’s see if we can head into the weekend with a bit more jolly sprinkled in your Brew.
Dancing Grannies Return Sunday to Waukesha Christmas Parade
“No matter what, keep on dancing.” That was the mantra of Virginia “Ginny” Sorenson, leader of Wisconsin’s Dancing Grannies. Ginny along with three other members of the Dancing Grannies were among those killed at last year’s Waukesha Christmas Parade.
This year’s Waukesha Christmas Parade takes place 4 p.m. Sunday … and undeterred, unbowed, the Dancing Grannies will be there boogying their jingle bells once again.
A time to mourn, and a time to dance indeed!
God bless the Dancing Grannies and all this year’s parade participants!
Soup’s On! The White House Holds Its First State Dinner of the Biden Era
Joe and Jill Biden hosted their first State Dinner last night at the White House, for French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte. The guests dined on butter-poached Maine lobster, American Osetra caviar, and beef with shallot marmalade, among other dishes. Also on the menu, artisan American cheeses. For dessert, orange chiffon cake, roasted pears and crème fraiche ice cream.
The dinner wasn’t without political complications. Biden is getting rocked for having served Maine lobster, given how his administration has waylaid the Maine lobster industry with new regulations.
If the Biden White House can prioritize purchasing 200 Maine lobsters for a fancy dinner, @POTUS should also take the time to meet with the Maine lobstermen his administration is currently regulating out of business. https://t.co/PLiGGopsid
— Congressman Jared Golden (@RepGolden) December 1, 2022
And Biden being Biden, he managed to bungle the toast.
Joe Biden toasts the French: "Frank hosted the first diplomatic post before more than anything else France has been our first friend." pic.twitter.com/Kb9j7LqVLV
— Brad Porcellato (@BradPorcellato) December 2, 2022
Biden goofs are old hat to Marcon. When he arrived at the White House Wednesday, Biden had another Biden moment.
In address w/ Pres. Macron, Biden praises "Marcus Lafayette" pic.twitter.com/h0QZf2TLPg
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 1, 2022
Marcus? He’s talking about Marquis de Lafayette, the young French nobleman who helped fund the Revolution, served under General Washington, and became like a son to that Founding Father.
White House Press Secretary Falsely Claims That Biden Has Been to the Border as President
Pants on Fire. At the Wednesday press briefing, Press Secretary Karine Jeane-Pierre insisted that Biden has gone to the Border. Karine’s predecessor Jen Psaki said Biden hasn’t visited the border since 2008. Perhaps a bordello with Hunter. But border? Nope.
Narrator: President Biden has not been to the border. https://t.co/odylS18OBk
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 30, 2022
Then again, ask Ol’ Joe and he’s likely to tell you he was at the border, riding with Santa Ana against the evil Texans.
Here’s the amazing thing. Karine’s whopper wasn’t the worst lie of the day. Joe Biden actually declared “No one’s ever done as much as president as this administration is doing. Period.” The guy who’s in bed by noon?
BIDEN: "I'm sure I'll make mistakes…don't hesitate to correct me when I make them…No one's ever done as much as president as this administration is doing!" pic.twitter.com/k1X8afQKqh
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 30, 2022
You think running the greatest country in the history of the world into the ground in less than two years is easy? C’mon, man!
In fact, on Wednesday, Biden hinted he may not be up for another four. At the conclusion of his speech at the White House Tribal Summit, someone shouted “Four more years!” Newsmax reports he held up his hand, smiled and said, “Oh, I don’t know about that.”
Biden has been saying in interviews he plans to run again. (Which you have to do or else you immediately become a lame duck.) But did he blurt the truth in a spontaneous moment?
How Sweet: Arizona’s Secretary of State Katie Hobbs Threatens Counties: ‘Certify My Election as Governor or Face Felony Charges’
Mohave County is refusing to certify the 2022 midterms, arguing that the widespread catastrophic, dare we say criminal, failures of the voting systems in Maricopa County disenfranchised Mohave voters. The woman in charge of that election and also the grandest beneficiary of the Maricopa con, is now threatening felony charges against Mohave County supervisors. In fact, she’s threatening them with up to two years in prison.
Those who have voted to certify say they only did so under “duress.”
At least 72 voting centers in Maricopa, predominantly in Republican-heavy areas, had serious issues, disenfranchising likely tens of thousands of voters.
Yeah, that’s America today: steal your election, then throw YOU in jail for complaining about it.
Speaking of which …
Kevin McCarthy Orders J6 Committee to Preserve Documents
Keven McCarthy has ordered the J6 Committee to preserve the documents it has generated. Meanwhile, the committee says it will release all the transcripts of interviews, claiming it wants to avoid “GOP Spin” on the interviews. (These people are hysterical.)
My question: How many documents will Liz Cheney have spoiled by scribbling “Orange Man Bad” in crayon?
You might have missed this over Thanksgiving, but it seems the Democrats on the J6 committee are not happy with Cheney. Seems she has been cutting and slicing at their report so it focuses only on Trump. Her pathological obsession has even led to staffers resigning. Who wants to be around that level of psycho obsession? We’ve seen the movie. That’s how your pets end up being cooked in your kitchen.
Treasury Department Hands Trump’s Tax Returns to House Ways and Means Committee
The Treasury Department has handed over six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee.
And by House committee, I mean every news media outlet by the weekend.
Democrats get to paw through Donald Trump’s tax returns. (As if Obama’s IRS hadn’t done that in 2016.) Guess pawing through Melania’s dresser wasn’t enough.
Gen Z Parenting Trend: Tell Kids Santa Isn’t Real
Some Gen Z parents are squeezing even more fun out of their kids’ lives by refusing to let them believe in Santa Claus. According to a New York Post article, the parents think the children will be “traumatized” when they discover there isn’t some jolly round guy breaking into their house on Christmas Eve. On the plus side, those kids will be spared the paranoia of worrying about some stranger in a red suit spying on them 24/7, recording whether they are naughty or nice.
Seriously, is the hashtag #SantaIsn’tReal an attempt to spare kids trauma? Or a further effort by the culture to strangle the spirit of Christmas? Destroy children’s natural wonder? Destroy childhood?
Or should we keep Santa Claus out of Christmas to simply focus on Christ?
Let the debate begin!
Along The Stream
Tom Gilson Has a new Pastors’ Corner titled “When and How to Welcome the Same-Sex Couple or Trans Person at Your Church.” And guess what? He has included an audio version of the article so you can listen rather than read! Tell us whether you like it! Thanks. [email protected].
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 GETTR, Gab, Parler, and now at TRUTH Social.