The Brew: 10% for The Big Guy and the Little Trick-or-Treater Who’ll Make Your Day – The Stream

Happy Thursday!

As cold winter winds hit the Nation’s Capital, let’s make this Brew extra toasty! Perhaps a London Fog?

But first, let’s celebrate one of our own.

Congrats, Bunni! “Conversations With Christians Engaged” Wins Award for Best Interview Podcast

If you check out the weekly podcast “Conversations With Christians Engaged” on The Stream, you already know you are with a winner. Now Bunni Pound’s podcast is winning awards. It’s just been named “Best Interview Podcast of the Year” at the Spark Media Awards.

Congrats, Bunni! The latest podcast went up yesterday: “Wake UP! Church: Courageous Pastors Panel Discussion.” And a little birdie tells me a special podcast may drop later today in advance of this year’s “Wake UP!” Conference.

The Big Guy’s 10%? Biden’s $40K payment After Hunter Got $400,000 From Communist Chinese Partners He’d Threatened

“Where’s the money?” Joe Biden challenged in June back when he was questioned about the allegations that he cashed in on his family’s foreign business dealings, in that case in particular, from Ukraine.

And during the 2020 debates he insisted, “I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life! Ever!”

Well … on Wednesday morning, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer announced that he’d found the money “in your own bank account, Big Guy.” (Well, he said that in so many words.) Comer revealed investigators have traced direct payment from the Communist Chinese funneled through Hunter and brother James. Said Comer, “Turns out that $40,000 in laundered China money landed in Joe Biden’s personal account in the form of a personal check.”

Comer explains all in the video below.

According to Comer, there’s your “10% held by H for the big guy.”

You can hear Stevie Wonder now: “Here I am, China. Signed, Sealed, Delivered. I’m yours.”

Get the full story in our “Bombshell: House Claims It Found $40,000 — The Big Guy’s 10% From China — In Joe’s Personal Bank Account.”

Update: Police Arrest Engineering Student for Horrified Death Threats Against Jewish Students at Cornell

21-year-old Patrick Dai has been arrested after posting a series of vile death threats against Jewish students at Cornell. Dai himself is an engineering student at the school. In posts on an online Cornell student discussion group Dai admits he promised to “slit the throat” of any male Jew he came across, “shoot all you pig jews” and threated a massacre near “104 West” … which is next to the Jewish Student Center and a kosher campus dining hall.

At a hearing Wednesday, Dai was ordered to remain in jail. Prosecutors revealed at a Wednesday hearing that Dai had visited the dining hall he had threatened. “He knew exactly what it was,” assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Brown said.

Dai was ordered to remain in jail.

Meanwhile, an estimated 400 Americans who want to leave Gaza are not being allowed to. (UPDATE: Hundreds have now reportedly been cleared to leave. Let’s pray this is the case.)

Central Command’s Marine Corps 248th Ball Cancelled Due to “Unforeseen Operational Commitments”

A sign of how precarious the situation is in the Middle East for our troops. The Marine Corps Central Command has cancelled its traditional annual ball scheduled for November 14. CENTCOM’s 248th Ball is a no-go, writes Commander Major General Chris McPhillips due to “unforeseen operational commitments and the nature of our current mission.”

“Please know that this decision was not made lightly, and the chief consideration was the need to uphold the highest standards of readiness and the completion of our operational responsibilities.”

The announcement comes amid rising tensions in the Middle East, including nearly 30 attacks on U.S. troops in the region.

“Final” Beatles Song “Now And Then” Being Released at 10 A.M. Eastern

With all this grief going on, it’s nice that for a moment music fans the world over can “Come Together.” At 10 a.m. this morning, what’s being called the “final” Beatles song is being released. It’s called “Now And Then.”

Back in the late 70’s, John Lennon recorded a tape of demos that were labeled “For Paul,” suggesting that Lennon was eager to share them and work on them with his fabled writing partner and bandmate Paul McCartney. Two of the songs from that demo were taken and completed by Paul, George Harrison and Ringo Starr: “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love.”

However, although the surviving Beatles took a go at it, “Now And Then” had to be abandoned because John’s vocals were unsalvageable due to the background noise. Now, decades later, AI technology has allowed John’s vocal to be separated out and cleaned up. Paul and Ringo, armed with John’s voice and the guitar tracks George recorded before his death, went into the studio and competed the song.

And at 10 a.m. this morning, “Now And Then” will be released. “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.”

This trailer sets the stage:

Former CNN Host Don Lemon Dressed as Kamala Harris for Halloween

We knew CNN hosts would bend over backwards to run interference for Kamala Harris, but be Kamala Harris? That would be creepy. Sure enough, deposed CNN host Don Lemon dressed up in drag as Vice President Kamala Harris for Halloween, right down to the make-up wig, blue pantsuit and pearls.

It’s unknown whether “Kamala” rented a yellow school bus for the evening to really go that extra mile in his bizarre — call in the shrinks — choice of Halloween get-up.

If he really wanted to be scary he would have gone as President Kamala Harris. The funniest part of the get-up? Don Lemon will still insist today he is an impartial journalist.

By the way, Lemon’s partner dressed up as Joe Biden. And promptly tripped. (Okay, we made up the “tripped” part.)

Hero! Trick-or-Treater Spots Empty Bowl of Candy … Drops in His Own Candy!

The Twitter-verse was lit Wednesday with a home security camera video of some brat kids and adults taking every last bit of candy from a large bowl left outside. Attacking the bowl like rabid animals on a feeding frenzy. Or gangs of looters ransacking a Target. Or politicians after tax payer money. A sickening symbol of what we’re turning into, seemed to be the consensus.

But let us end the day with another bowl left outside for trick-or-treaters … and a little boy named Jackson whose sweet bit of unexpected, unprompted generosity can send us into the rest of the day with a smile. Young Jackson discovers that the bowl of candy left by homeowners was empty. After the very understandable “Oh, no!” Jackson digs into his own bag of candy and drops a few handfuls into the bowl for trick-or-treaters to come.

Here’s praying we enter another “Jacksonian” Era.

Along The Stream

So much good stuff I oughta just say, “Go to right now!”

But I particularly want to draw attention to Dr. Michael Brown’s new one, “A Word of Encouragement for Those Rocked by the Allegations Against Mike Bickle.”

Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and co-author of the counter-terrorism memoir Hostile Intent: Protecting Yourself Against Terrorism.

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