The Brew: Kamala Looks at a Map; Megyn Apologizes for Buying Trans Lies; Tebow Rescues Handicapped Haitians

By Al Perrotta Published on March 26, 2024

A glorious Holy Week to you!

Did I miss anything while I was out of the office? A huge Brew tip of the hat to John Z for filling in for a few days.

Let’s start by turning our eyes to the Holy Land.

Holy Tuesday: You Can Move Mountains

On Holy Tuesday, Jesus came upon a fig tree. Finding it bare of fruit, He cursed the tree, which then withered. While preaching later that day, He brought up the fig tree and the power of faith.

“Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen. And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:21-22)

Kamala Warns Israel About Entering Rafah: “I’ve Studied the Maps”

Vice President Kamala Harris is warning Israel not to move forward to eradicate the Hamas terrorists who are holding out in the Gaza town of Rafah near the Egyptian border (currently sealed tighter than a drum). As she told ABC News’ This Week, “I have studied the maps. There’s nowhere for those folks to go. We’re looking at about a million and a half people in Rafah who are there because they were told to go there, most of them.” When asked if there would be consequences if Israel defies the White House and carries out its mission, Harris replied, “I am ruling out nothing.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unfazed by Harris’s threat. “It is impossible to defeat the sheer evil by leaving it intact in Rafah,” he said. “As in ancient times, like our brothers, we are also united. We are fighting and will be victorious.”

Sorry, Letitia: No Padlocks on Trump Tower Today

Oh, the weeping and gnashing of teeth. The media dream of New York Attorney General Letitia James beginning to seize Donald Trump’s properties at the stroke of midnight shattered Monday morning when an appeals court dramatically reduced (from $454 million to $175 million) the bond the former president needs to pay in the civil fraud case he is facing in state court. His deadline to deliver the funds also was extended by 10 days, which Trump says he’ll do “quickly.”

Trump thanked the court for its swift action, and again blasted Judge Arthur Engeron as a “disgrace to this country.”

When asked what collateral he’d use for the $175 million bond, Trump had a one-word answer: “Cash.”

Last week, the Biden campaign mocked Trump as “Broke Don.”

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Democrats should count their blessings that the bond was lowered. Pollster Frank Luntz — no fan of Trump — believes James grabbing Trump’s property would hand him the White House in November.

“I want you to remember this moment, and don’t forget it,” Luntz told CNN. “If the New York attorney general starts to take his homes away, starts to seize his assets, it’s all going to be on camera…. You’re going to create the greatest victimhood of 2024, and you’re going to elect Donald Trump.”

Joe Biden Wants to Overturn Congressional Ban on Flying Pride Flags at Embassies

Last Saturday, President Joe Biden signed a new $1.2 trillion government overspending bill. (You know, the budget that has so much pork you can’t bring it anywhere near a mosque?) But one item in it has the president in a tizzy. No, it’s not the fact that the bill does nothing to secure the border, nor is it the $750,000 earmarked for something called TransLatin@ Coalition to push transgender ideology on little kids while calling for the elimination of prisons. Rather, Biden is mad the bill bans U.S. embassies from flying the Pride flag; he is vowing to repeal the ban.

“I Was Part of the Problem”: Megyn Kelly Apologizes for Past Support of Trans Ideology

After talking with a detransitioned young woman, Megyn Kelly has apologized for her past support of transgender messaging and language.

I am kind of emotional about it now because I look at Isabelle and what was done to her. I realize I was part of this problem. My heart was in the right place. I wasn’t trying to push anything bad on kids. I thought I was being supportive of them. I thought I was promoting anti-bullying. I am not a regretful person, but I just have such regret about it.

Kelly was referring to a sympathetic segment she taped in 2018 on transgender kids, adopting the language of the radicals, such “gender-affirming care,” “cis,” and “assigned male at birth.” After eschewing the use of preferred pronouns last summer, she’s now going to war against the devastating ideology being aimed at our children.

“You are hurting people like Isabelle — people who are vulnerable, who have been hurt. You have to fight whether it is a donation, or using your voice, or retweeting support for people like Isabelle and Jordan. Do something,” Kelly wrote. “Please don’t protect yourself, and don’t be lured into thinking it’s empathetic to support this radical experimentation on minors.”

Manhattan School District Fights Back Against Males in Female Sports

Last week, a school district in Manhattan voted to review the borough’s 2019 gender policy allowing boys who identify as female to compete in women’s sports. The Community Education Council District Two resolution claims the process showed no indication “that female athletes, coaches, or sports medicine doctors or evolutionary biology experts were ever consulted or considered despite the long history of female athletes fighting for equitable and meaningful access to sports participation.”

Instead, “the Guidelines were developed by the City’s first LGBTQ Liaison and stakeholders who were already supportive of replacing sex with gender identity.”

The district proposes establishing a Gender Guidelines review committee, which would include female athletes, parents, and relevant medical and biological experts.

Meanwhile, last week Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill were dismissing the potential harm of males competing with women. An emotional Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), for one, declared, “It is a tiny portion of people across the country that identify as trans, and not a single one of them is doing anything to harm you or your family.”

Former high school volleyball player Peyton McNabb, whose athletic career ended when a biological male spiked a ball right into her head, responded to Jayapal on X.

“My life is forever changed because of an injury by a boy,” she said. “So yeah … men have harmed women in our sports. But as long as your feelings don’t get hurt, right?”

If you missed it, here’s what happened to Miss McNabb (both the injury and her description of the aftermath).

Sure, Tim Tebow Just Rescued Handicapped Kids From Haiti, But He Still Can’t Throw

A football coach once famously said, “I want Tim Tebow to marry my daughter. I just don’t want him quarterbacking my team.” The former NFL player again is proving why he is a Hall of Famer off the field, even if he wasn’t quite one on the gridiron. Tebow’s charity foundation has teamed with the Sentinel Foundation to rescue 59 severely disabled children from Haiti.

Tebow’s team alerted the Sentinel Foundation, which has been performing extractions from Afghanistan to Israel and now in Haiti, to the plight of the disabled. According to Fox News, Sentinel operated by land, sea, and air to perform the rescues, delivering these precious souls to safety in Jamaica in recent days.

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Al Perrotta is managing editor of The Stream, coauthor with John Zmirak of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and coauthor of the counterterrorism memoir Hostile Intent: Protecting Yourself Against Terrorism.

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