The Brew: Trickster or Troubled? White Republican Indiana City Councilman Says He Identifies as a Lesbian Native American Woman
Wow. It’s May!
As in the same month as Memorial Day. As in “Where did the first third of the year go?”
White Male City Councilman Now Identifies as a Lesbian Native American Woman
Ryan Webb is a city councilman in Delaware County, Indiana. A Republican, in fact. He’s also just announced he now identifies as a Native American woman.
But wait. He’s not changing his name.
“To avoid confusion, everyone can continue to address me as Ryan or as Councilman Webb. I will also retain my preferred pronouns of he/him, however, this will in no way diminish my true identity as a woman of color.”
But wait. In his Facebook post announcing this new identity, Webb declares that since he’s attracted to women he must also be a lesbian. And as the first lesbian on the city council, he’s “honored” to be “the one to shatter the glass ceiling. #girlpower.”
But wait. Don’t go buying that headdress for him yet. In a later statement, Webb says “It’s possible I might change my mind down the road.” The “process of identity exploration is complex” and at the “end of our personal journey we end right back where we started.”
However, rather than tolerate Webb’s identity journey, leftists have made the councilman a target. (That what having an “R” by his name will do.) Webb says a group called “Indiana Progressives” has posted his address and launched a violent “hate and harassment” campaign against him and his family. (He has six kids.)
Liberal political strategist and host of “Turn Left” Dana Black smells a rat. “I’m hoping that this individual is not making a mockery of what it means to be more in a marginalized community, but I have a feeling that that’s exactly what is happening.”
In fact, at a city council meeting last week, LGBTQ+ forces gathered, calling on Webb to resign. Webb struck the gender cult, right between the eyes.
I simply expressed my own gender identity … . I’m being dead serious. This isn’t a joke. You don’t get to question me. You do not get to require proof from me. You were part of the movement that helped establish these rules and set the bar, OK? You don’t get to come later when someone else joins the club that you don’t want in … . You don’t get to question how I identify.
Is Webb pulling a fast one … or falling prey to the madness? Stay tuned!
Dylan Mulvaney Calls for the Arrest of Anyone Who Calls Him a Man
Dylan Mulvaney has spoken out for the first time since his partnership with Bud Light sent the beer company into a tailspin. Mulvaney suggested mis-gendering people should be illegal.
The Bud Light fiasco hasn’t stopped other corporations from teaming with the trans influencer. Maybelline has now partnered with Mulvaney to pitch make-up.
Oh, Maybelline, why can’t you be true?
Bud Light Heavy Advertising Push
As for Bud Light, the company is planning a massive marketing blitz in the coming months to regain ground lost with the Mulvaney mistake. The push is already underway. Bud Light was all over the NFL Draft. One frequently run spot featured one studly western dude and three hot women getting gloriously drenched at country music festival. Yeah. That’s subtle.
Biden Yucks It Up the White House Correspondents Dinner
Joe Biden fulfilled one presidential duty Saturday night, cutting it up at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. That’s the event where the president and those who cover him meet up to wine and dine and crack jokes, and bask in their DC fabulousness.
Biden started off somber, talking about journalists and other Americans illegally detained abroad.
Thundered Biden, “Illegally detaining Americans is my job!” (Yeah, I made that up. But it is bizarre to hear Biden talk about press freedom when he has raided and spied on journalists, and held J6 trespassers without charges.) But enough of the heavy stuff. Traditionally the night is about humor and schmoozing.
Biden took some shots at Trump, DeSantis and Fox News, and offered a few jokes referencing his age.
“Look, I get that age is a completely reasonable issue. You might think I don’t like Rupert Murdoch. That’s simply not true. How can I dislike a guy who makes me look like Harry Styles?”
“I believe in the First Amendment. Not just because my good friend Jimmy Madison wrote it.”
“Call me ‘old?’ I call it being seasoned. You say ‘I’m ancient,’ I say I’m wise. You say ‘I’m over the hill,’ Don Lemon would say that’s a man in his prime.”
He can kid, but poll after poll shows Biden’s advanced age and capacity are an issue in the upcoming election. And it’s no joke that a little child had to remind him last week that he had been in Ireland just a couple weeks ago.
The Old Comedy Writer Notices Something
This is the old comedy writer talking. Notice how I said “referencing” his age? NPR and other outlets have headlines like “Biden makes fun of his age at White House Correspondents Dinner.” Although Biden is talking about his age, he is not making fun of his age. He’s not the butt of the jokes. They are not self-deprecating. Lemon and Murdock are the targets.
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. followed Biden. Not that we want meanness … like what was a hallmark of the WHCD’s of the Trump era. But Wood ran interference for the president. He joked that no scandal has been more damaging than the scandal of: “Is Joe Biden awake?” This when the news is filled with accounts of Biden, Inc., grift and Hunter facing possible indictment. Wood spun Biden’s light schedule as a positive.
“Say what you want about our president, but when you wake up from that nap, work gets done,” Wood said. He “might doze off, but then it’s, ‘Infrastructure bill, student loan forgiveness … did we free Brittney Griner? Free Brittney Griner!'” The WNBA star who had been held by Russia after being caught with cannabis oil was at the dinner.
Wood did open with “Real quick, Mr. President, I think you left some of your classified documents up here.” So a kudos there.
However, going back to the original point: The joke would have worked better had Biden sat down. And as Wood started, he’d gotten up, returned to the podium to grab some papers. “Sorry. Left some of my classified documents up here.”
Funny and self-deprecating.
A Sweet Moment … or Subtle Slap? South Korean President Sings “American Pie”
Last week, the media was filled with happy stories about how South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol sang “American Pie” at a White House dinner. Yeah, it nice he loves the song. It’s great songwriter Don McLean sent along an autographed guitar and offered to duet with him. We’re glad that Yoon seemed to be having a swell time. And sure, the South Korean leader has an impressive voice.
So, really, I don’t want to be a party pooper. But … a foreign leader is standing in the White House right next to the President of the United States singing a song that’s about how America is falling apart, losing its way, losing its innocence, where even the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost are putting us in the rear-view mirror. And we’re cheering?
Ah well. Let’s just relive the moment.
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