It's International Women's Day. A worldwide day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of ladies. Shall we be permitted to do this without being called names? (Asking for Adele. A couple weeks ago she was dubbed \”transphobic\” along with a \”trans-exclusionary feminist person\” for saying \”I really love as being a woman.\”)
Meanwhile, the sun rises on a later date of conflict in Ukraine.
Russia Issues Its Demands
Russia says it's ready to end its war against Ukraine \”in a moment\” if Ukraine meets several demands:
The country must change its constitution to guarantee it's not going to join any \”blocs,\” such as NATO or EU;
It must recognize Crimea as part of Russia; and
It must recognize the eastern separatist regions of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent states.
A third round of talks ended Monday with little progress. More talks are scheduled for later within the week in Turkey.
Biden Considering Likely to Saudi Arabia to Urge the dominion to function More Oil. Also Hitting Up Iran and Venezuela
Oil for brains.
Joe Biden is considering going to Saudi Arabia to personally urge the dominion to function more oil. He's also cozying up to the socialist dictator of Venezuela and also the mullahs of Iran with the same intent.
Let's consider a map.
6729 miles from Washington DC to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
6319 miles from Dc to Tehran, Iran.
It's only 1657 miles from Washington DC to Midland, Texas.
And a scant 333 miles to Oil City, Pa.
Put another way. Biden is going thousands of miles out of his way of preventing boosting American oil. Much more amazing, in the name of pressuring a dictator, Biden is boosting the fortunes of dictators, Ayatollahs and monarchs. Again, in the cost of the American energy industry. In what universe does which make sense?
Burdened by Skyrocketing Gas Prices? That's Easy. Buy an electrical Car, Says Buttigieg
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has an answer for us average folks getting creamed by the rocketing cost of gasoline. Buy an electric car.
Hey, Pete. Not every one of us make $221,400 annually to rush off onto maternity leave, declare highways racist and ignore logistics crises like you. (Besides, it'd take decades to make purchasing an electric car cost effective relative to the savings on gas.) Makes me think you're perfectly happy to see gas at four, five, even seven dollars occasionally, so you are able to plug electric cars.
And who called precisely this? Mr . trump: During the 2022 campaign Trump predicted a Biden Administration would send gasoline prices to 7 or 8 dollars a gallon – then push for individuals to buy electric cars. Set your home on fire, and then sell you hoses and water.
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Meanwhile, somebody that actually builds electric cars – actually, the Henry Ford and Thomas Edison of electrical cars – is saying the precise opposite of Mayor Pete. Elon Musk of Tesla is urging an immediate rise in American oil and natural gas production to squeeze Russia.
\”Hate to say it, but we have to increase oil & gas output immediately. Extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures. Obviously, this would negatively affect Tesla, but sustainable energy solutions just can't react instantaneously to make up for Russian oil & gas exports.\”
The Pending Iran Nuke Deal Gives Away the Store to Iran?
Who’s doing our negotiating? Oprah Winfrey? Since it appears like the U.S. is engineering an excellent giveaway to the terrorist nation of Iran. A brand new nuke deal with Iran was likely to be announced in days. And according to Russia’s lead negotiator, “Iran got much more of computer could expect.” According to Mikhail Ulyanov, Iran fought for “every comma, every word, and as a rule, quite successfully.” And China and Russia were there to help, tag teaming from the U.S.
But there's a late snag. Russia has become demanding written guarantees that it is economic trade with Iran is going to be exempt from US sanctions imposed on Russia because the Ukraine invasion. Now that Iran’s gotten everything its wanted out of the U.S., now it’s Russia’s use squeeze the U.S. for additional concessions.
I’ve changed my thoughts. Oprah would have been better at negotiating the nuke deal.
Another Milestone with this White House: We’re in a Bear Market
The Nasdaq Composite Index has now lost 20% from its record closing at the top of November 19, confirming we are inside a bear market. Don't let say a Russian bear market? Based on Investopedia, “Bear markets occur when prices inside a market decline by more than 20%, often accompanied by negative investor sentiment and declining economic prospects.”
95-Year-Old Queen Beats COVID, Meets Justin Trudeau
Sorry, Charlie. No promotion yet. Queen Elizabeth has beaten COVID. In fact, Queen Elizabeth held her first in-person meeting since catching herpes, hosting Canadian Pm Justin Trudeau. While we'd like to report she put Trudeau over her knee for a good spanking after his dictatorial moves last month. But no, it had been all warm smiles. Seems Elizabeth has known Trudeau since his father Fidel Castro – I mean, Pierre Trudeau … was at office during the early '70s.
Supreme Court Refuses to Reinstate Bill Cosby's Conviction
Disgraced entertainment legend Bill Cosby will stay free. The final Court has refused to review a lower court decision overturning Cosby's sexual assault conviction. Cosby have been convicted in 2022 of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand 14 years before. Dozens of women spanning decades came forward to accuse Cosby of similar assaults. However, the state Top court overturned his conviction last year, saying the entertainer's to due process had been violated.
After Cosby's release this past year, his rep said the comedian may return to stand-up. The irony? It was a stand-up comedian who brought Cosby down. After years of whispers and rumors and women coming forward to no avail, comedian Hannibal Buress dropped a bomb throughout a set in a Philly comedy club. Cosby at the time was urging young black men to not walk around using their pants on the ground.
\”Pull your pants up black people, I had been on TV in the '80s,\” mimicked Buress. \”Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby. So turn the crazy down a few notches.\”
The clip went viral, which set off a flood of women coming forward. The gig was up for \”America's Dad.\”
Interesting question: Without repentance from Cosby, are we able to ever separate the person in the undeniable splendor of his work?
Finally, some Hope: Ukrainian Girl Singing \”Let It Go\” from Frozen During Kyiv Bomb Shelter
Sometimes you just have to hush up and listen to have an angel.
Her name is Amelia. And while harbored in a Kyiv bomb shelter, young Amelia sang \”Let It Go\” from the animated classic Frozen. Others within the shelter fell into complete silence as her sweet voice echoed.
My use hush.
Along The Stream
The U.S. State Dept. uses the 2004 election of the man Putin wants to reinstall as Ukraine president as a test case for determining election fraud. Every single criteria they use was present in the 2022 election. So we ask “If Ukraine's Former President is Illegitimate, Why Isn't Biden?”
And, considering International Women’s Day, a reprint of Jennifer Hartline’s excellent piece, “I’m a regular Woman,” a really personal take a look at the way the left is trampling on womanhood.
Al Perrotta may be the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Help guide to Immigration. You are able to follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTR, Gab, Parler, and real soon at TRUTH Social.