The Brew: Removing ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ From Sex Ed? Offering Pedophiles Legal Protection?

By Al Perrotta Published on April 28, 2023

Happy Thursday!

And a hearty thanks to John Z. for filling in. It was a very educational day. I learned they call it an exhaust fan because putting in ducting for a stove fan is exhausting.

I also learned you can’t step away for even a day without missing all manner of madness.

But first … Tucker speaks.

Tucker Carlson Makes First Statement Since His Surprise Ouster From Fox News

Tucker Carlson — unceremoniously dumped by Fox News Monday despite being the top-ranked, most powerful host in all of cable news — or perhaps because he was the most powerful — issued his first public statement Wednesday night.

The statement has over 66 million views as of 8 Eastern. We have the full run-down at “Tucker Carlson Speaks: ‘True Things Prevail.’”

Vermont School District Removes the Sexes From Sex Ed … Louisiana Fights the Gender Madness … and Minnesota Democrats Want to Protect Pedophiles?

Imagine sex ed classes where they don’t talk about the two sexes. You don’t have to, if your child is stuck in the Essex Westford School District in Vermont. A memo sent to parents of fifth graders last week declares, “In an effort to align our curriculum with our equity policy, teachers will be using gender inclusive language throughout this [sex/health] unit.”

Specifically, they are dropping “male” and “female” when talking about reproduction, and instead talking about “person who produces sperm” and “person who produces eggs.” This change came from “persons who produce a load of manure.”

Parents and residents of Essex Westford — will you allow male and female to be erased like chalk from a chalkboard?

Louisiana, on the other hand, is fighting the gender madness. New legislation there would ban public school teachers and personnel from discussing sexual orientation and gender identity with students from kindergarten through the end of high school. That includes talking about their own gender identity or using pronouns for a student different from the sex listed on their birth certificate. You can get the details from The Stream here.

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Meanwhile, up in Minnesota, a transgender member of the state legislature is trying to make pedophiles a protected class. Technically, Leigh Finke is a co-author of a bill that could end the exclusion of pedophilia from legal protections of sexual orientation in state law. Read all about it here on The Stream.

Finally, over in Montana, the state legislature there has expelled transgender Rep. Zooey Zephyr from the floor for the rest of the session after a nasty — rule-breaking — outburst against the GOP for wanting to protect children from sex-change surgeries and treatments. Of course, the media is making Zephyr out to be some brave champion. However, Montana native Jeremy Carl did some digging, and has a fascinating thread revealing disturbing details about this latest media darling.


Biden Caught With Questions in Advance

It’s now been over 160 days since Joe Biden has given a formal press conference at the White House. As media critic Joe Concha notes, that’s more time than it would take the average person to walk across the United States. Now we know why he hasn’t held any press conferences. His staffers would get carpel tunnel typing out all the questions for Joe in advance.

You hear about this? Biden was caught with a cheat sheet Tuesday with the name, picture and question from the first reporter he was instructed to call on. That would be Courtney Subramanian of the Los Angeles Times. The card read: “How are YOU squaring YOUR domestic priorities — like reshoring semiconductors manufacturing — with alliance-based foreign policy?” Biden obediently called on Submaririan and she obediently asked a more specific version of the question.

“Your top economic priority has been to build up U.S. domestic manufacturing in competition with China, but your rules against expanding chip manufacturing in China is hurting South Korean companies that rely heavily on Beijing. Are you damaging a key ally in the competition with China to help your domestic politics ahead of the election?”

Amazingly, the Los Angeles Times denies Subramanian submitted her question to the White House in advance.

What I don’t get is if this is true and Biden’s staff is psychic, why couldn’t they see inflation, the supply chain crisis, the Taliban takeover or the Chinese spy balloon coming?

Tripped Up Again By a Child

Seriously, you can understand the need Biden’s handlers have to make sure he has the questions in advance and their desperate efforts to keep him from real questions and real reporters. For the second time in a month, Biden’s been stumped by a question from a child.

On Thursday, while chatting with the public outside the White House, a child tripped him up with questions about his grandchildren.

Biden wrestled to get not only where they lived right, but the number. He STILL got it wrong, because he once again refused to acknowledge his seventh grandchild — Hunter’s 4-year-old girl Navy, by former stripper Lunden Roberts. Just two weeks ago, while in Ireland, Biden had to have a simple question explained to him by Hunter. Yesterday, as NY Post reports, he seemed to forget he was even there.

Speaking of little Navy, even the judge in Hunter’s custody case is fed up with Hunter. On Tuesday, she ordered Hunter to personally appear in court next Monday.

Guess we’ll know if Navy’s a true Biden if Chinese money starts showing up in her bank account.

Seriously, mom Lundon Roberts’ efforts to access Hunter’s financial records to determine child support seem to be doing more to expose Biden Inc. than the DOJ.


The “Grandfather of Trash TV,” Talk Show Host Jerry Springer Dies at 79

Jerry Springer whose name became synonymous with trashy daytime TV talk shows has died. Springer was 79. Springer died peacefully at his home in the Chicago suburbs Thursday morning after a brief illness.

What, you were expecting him to go out after being hit by a thrown chair?

Variety’s obit observes what has long been forgotten. Springer, the former mayor of Cincinnati turned journalist, originally intended his show to be a serious daily look at the issues impacting viewers. Well, that quickly went out the window under the pressure for ratings. Before long The Jerry Springer Show made the WWF look like an episode of All Things Small and Wonderful.

As writer Todd VanDerWerff said in a June 2014 profile of Springer, he was, “no longer exposing America’s dark underbelly but rolling around in it.”

It worked. At one point in 1998, Springer had higher ratings than Oprah, averaging 12 million viewers a day. He’d be dubbed “the grandfather of trash TV.”

Variety … being Variety … goes on to celebrate as “revolutionary” Springer’s willingness to expose Americans to all manner of crudity and perversity.

A quarter-century later, TV is a cesspool of debauchery and dysfunction. And images from the show now look like a White House staff photo. . Some legacy.

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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.

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