Politics – Week Of December 9, 2018

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Remembering The 41st President, George H.W. Bush, Fox Business

Worst Paris Riots In Decade Turn Deadly, Fox News

CS Commentary: The riots are a protest against Macron’s tax increase on gasoline.

Newt Gingrich: Mueller Is Engaged In A ‘Trump Destruction Project,’ Hannity, Fox News

This Hero Student Deserves An Award, Tipping Point, One America News; Sign Petition Here

Mark Levin On How Climate Change Theory And Ben Sasse Are Both Stupid, CNS News

4 Problems With The New Climate Change Report, Nicolas Loris, The Daily Signal

10 Reasons Its Time To Fire Rod Rosenstein, Adam Mill, The Federalist

Anti-Trump ‘The Weekly Standard’ Magazine Expected To Shut Down In Coming Weeks, Joe Simonson, The Daily Caller

CS Commentary: Editor Stephen Hayes is rarely seen on Fox News anymore, but this is just another example that betting against Trump is not profitable.

Editor’s Choice


Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department (video, right), Fox News

Mueller Probe Biggest Scam In American History & Republicans Are ‘Spineless (video, left),’ Lou Dobbs, Fox Business

Carly Fiorina: The Contrary Opinion Against Tariffs (video, right), Fox Business

CS Commentary: We were Carly supporters before we were Trump supporters, and we like her. But, the present round of tariffs has no comparison to Smoot Hawley (see Top 5 Reasons for Current Market Correction). In addition, there is no ‘free trade’ currently, ‘without the tariffs’ (since Europe, China and other nations have unilaterally been putting tariffs on US products for decades). To pretend like there is, is ludicrous. Of course, the Chinese are currently at the table because our tariffs are hurting and will hurt their economy. It is hard to know where Carly is coming from with this argument – another run for President in 2020, perhaps? For a more sane view on Trump’s policies, see The Game Theory Analysis Of Trump’s Tariff Strategy (video, left), Fox Business

Pearl Harbor Remembered 77 Years Later, Lou Dobbs, Fox Business

Google Employees Discussed Censorship Of Conservative Media In Search Engine, Peter Hasson, The Daily Caller

Twitter Bans Combat Veteran And Conservative Radio Host For No Reason, The Federalist; Also see, Twitter Banned Me For No Reason But In The End They Will Lose, Jesse Kelly, The Federalist

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Lied Under Oath To Congress, Ben Domenech, The Federalist; Also see, Without Any Explanation Twitter Reinstates Kelly’s Account, Bre Peyton, The Federalist


Beneath The Gloss, the Democratic Platform Is Highly Socialist

The Declaration Of Independence, Full Text, USHistory.org

The U.S. Constitution, The Bill Of Right, & All Amendments

CS Commentary: We make a practice of reading The Declaration and the U.S. Constitution at least once a year. We suggest that you do too.

The Latest Democratic Party Platform – As Of 2016, Democratic Party

Israel and the world


Europe Is Committing Suicide (video, left), Prager U

Book Review – Historical Amnesia: Islam Will Never, Ever Stop, Raymond Ibrahim

Also see, How The War With Islam Shaped And Defined Us, Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Our Children Were Screaming: Muslim Persecution Of Christians, July 2018, Raymond Ibrahim

‘Burnt Beyond Recognition:’ Muslim Persecution Of Christians, August 2018, Raymond Ibrahim

Europe’s Jew Hatred – And Ours, Bari Weiss, NY Times

CS Commentary: Remember, this is the ultra-liberal NY Times, so the statement that the far right and ‘some Donald Trump supporters’ are the most anti-Semitic American faction and the ‘biggest threat’ is almost laughable. We would love to see the factual information on that one, considering that BDS, CAIR, most American Jews themselves, and everyone on the radical left could be easily accused of consistent anti-Semitic statements and behavior. She also makes the asinine statement that “Islamism is far less of a threat in the United States than in Europe.” That is, unless you include that the FBI are following over 15 Muslim terrorists in every state and Hezbollah is known to have inactive cells spread around America. To her credit she admits, “We Jews are most [as, in a biased way] attuned to the anti-Semitism of the far right.” You think? Europe and America are starting to look scarily like Europe/Germany in the 1920’s and early 1930’s – due to the neo-fascism of the far-left and far-right. Anyone who has read Shirer’s The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich, or Evan’s follow-up and updated trilogy can recognize the signs. Otherwise, an informative, enlightening article.

The World Prevents Asia Bibi’s Escape From Pakistan (video, left), Tipping Point, One America News

FATAH And The Palestinian Authority (PA) Are About To Collapse While Hamas Becomes More Militant And Consolidates Power, Caroline Glick

What 1979 Can Tell Us About Iran Today, George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures

Philippine Leader Slammed Over Threat To Create ‘Duterte Death Squad’ To Fight Communist Assassins, Reuters

CS Commentary: Bringing peace to Mindanao – where the Communist rebels have their base – is key to creating unity and stability and future economic growth in the Philippines, something critics hardly ever acknowledge.

Must-see videos


The Legacy Of Barack Obama – ‘It’s Pathetic!,’ (video, right) The Daily Ledger, One America News

Carly Fiorina On Facebook And Leadership (video, left), Fox Business

Comey’s Lack Of Memory In Congressional Testimony ‘Stunning, (video, right), Fox News

Why Russia & China Should Fear New USS Gerald Ford Aircraft Carriers

Also see, Aircraft Carrier Comparison: Chinese Type vs. USS Gerald Ford, Infographics Show/You Tube

Also see, 10 Most Powerful Militaries In The World, 2017, Infographics Show/You Tube

Carly Fiorina On Leadership: Its About Solving Problems, Fox News

Common Sense Interpretation


The Bible Agrees – Border Walls Are A Good Thing, Wayne Grudem, Charisma; Also see, Why Building A Border Wall Is A Morally Good Thing, Wayne Grudem, Charisma

Proof Adam & Eve Existed And Evolution Is Wrong, Jack Beresford, Irish Post

John Chau’s Missionary Death A Failure No One Should Emulate, Lyman Stone, The Federalist

Quote: “The man was sincere, well-intentioned, and faithful, but he was a victim of a moral failure of evangelical institutions who have taught a generation of young Christians a long list of falsehoods about how mission work is supposed to happen;” Also see, In John Chau, A New Martyr Joins The Throng In Heaven, Stephen Roberts, The Federalist; Also see, ‘All-Nations’ Defends Missionary John Chau, Heather Sells, CBN

American Millennials Take Note: How Socialism Ruined My Country (video, left), Prager U

Shocking Report: US Military Could Lose A War To Russia Or China (video, right), Fox Business
US vs Russia/China: Who Would Win?, Infographics Show/You Tube

Nigel Farage: Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Worst In History Setting Up Possible British Crisis (video, right), Fox News

Ocasio-Cortez, The New Breed Of Ignorant American, Final Thoughts, One America News

Are President Trump’s Worst Enemies Inside The White House? Chris Wallace, Fox News; Also see, Trade War Till 2020? Trump’s Tariffs Are Contributing To China’s Woes, Gordon Chang, Fox Business

The Pope Is The Problem: Francis Has Mobilized Papacy Power Against Justice, Krumholz/Delahunty, The Federalist

Quote: “For all their deference to one another, the majority of the bishops appear to be good men who are seeking to do justice. But the dark center within that silver lining is the pope who commanded them to stand down. There is a rot and a stench coming from the Vatican. The pope is the problem.”

Has Pope Francis’s Lack Of Response To The Sexual Abuse Scandal Caused A Growing Split Among The Catholic Church In America? John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

How To Recognize The Cult Mindset In Yourself And Others, Stella Morabito, The Federalist

Exclusive Poll: Most Trusted News Anchors, Jeremy Barr, Hollywood Reporter

CS Commentary: Here’s a poll that explains a lot. Americans still don’t get that trusting NBC and CNN anchors means that they are buying into leftist propaganda – not only in presentation, but in selection of the news topics. Meanwhile, Greg Gutfeld and Juan Williams at Fox News score highest in the ‘Some trust’ category. Hmm. 

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More Common Sense


Books:

The Gifts Of Imperfection, Dr. Brene Brown

Culture:

Supermoon And Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon To Coincide In Rare Celestial Event, Hannah Osborne, Newsweek

11 Signs That You May Be Dating A Sociopath, Macrina Cooper-White, Huffington Post; Also see, How To Spot A Sociopath-13 Horrifying Symptoms, Prevention

How To *Really* Know You’re In Love, Kris Gage, Medium

Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex? Kate Julian, The Atlantic

What Explains America’s Mysterious Baby Bust? The Economist

Health/Fitness:

Even A Little Weight Training May Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack & Stroke, Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times

Suicide Rate Up 33% In 20 Years, Godlasky/Dastagir, USA Today; Also see, Recognizing Suicide’s Warning Signs Could Save Lives, Christine Vestal, PewTrusts.org; Also see, Suicide: Risk Factors & Warning Signs, American Foundation For Suicide Prevention; Also see, The Best Way To Save People From Suicide, Jason Cherkis, Huffington Post; Also see, International Resources For Suicide Prevention Or Help In Asia;; Also see, International Suicide Prevention Help; For the National Prevention Suicide Crisis Line In The U.S., see here

Movies:

The Actor Roundtable: What You’ve Done Before Doesn’t Count, Stephen Galloway, Hollywood Reporter

Inside The Real Story As Told By The Son: Green Book, Movieguide

Green Book, Official Trailer,You Tube

CS Commentary: This film should be nominated for various Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (twice), and Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress, among others. Also see, Film Review: Green Book, Movieguide

Instant Family, Official Trailer, You Tube

CS Commentary: Heartwarming and hilarious, more laughs than any movie since The Hangover and Meet The Parents. A must-see, and though will probably not get nominated for any Oscars look for it at The Golden Globes. Also see, Film Review: Instant Family, Movieguide; Also see, ‘Instant Family’ Shines A Spotlight On Everyday Foster Care Heroes, Josh Shepherd, The Federalist

Film Review: Creed 2, Learning To Be A Better Man, Movieguide

Music:

Adam Levine Throws DeVondre Under The Bus For Reagan Strange On ‘The Voice’, ET Canada

Break Every Chain, Kymberli Joye, The Voice, You Tube

Sports:

Georgia Tech Names Temple’s Geoff Collins Head Football Coach, Mark Schlabach, ESPN

NFL Insider: Falcons, Panthers Could Join Packers And May Make Coaching Change Soon, Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports

Betting Odds Have Packers Former Coach Landing At Falcons, Matthew Chambers, Falcoholic

Colin Cowherd Looks Into Incredible Consistency Of The Patriots, Fox Sports

Travel:

One Thing You Should Never Do With Your Boarding Pass, Smarter Travel

9 Ways To Sleep Better On Overnight Flights, Christine Sarkis, Smarter Travel

How One Couple’s Mexican Vacation Turned Into A Nightmare (video, left), Megyn Kelly, NBC

TV:

Ricky Gervais On Whether He Would Host The Golden Globes Again (video, right), Good Morning America

7 New Netflix Shows To Binge In December And The Best Reasons To Watch, Ben Travers, IndieWire

The Best TV Shows Of 2018, Herman/Ryan, The Ringer

CS Commentary: We don’t agree with this liberal, esoteric list, but it is the opinion of at least two writers.

‘The Last Kingdom’ Scores Big + The Other Top 10 Streaming Shows, Corey Smith, Winter Is Coming

Ricky Gervais Mono Open Golden Globes 2010, 2011, 2012 (video, left), You Tube

Ricky Gervais On Hosting The Oscars In The Future – It Will Never Happen, AceShowBiz

CS Commentary: We can always hope for the Golden Globes. Also see, Ricky Gervais At The 2016 Golden Globes

Quotes Of The Month:

“Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them stronger than God? Oh, be not weary of well-doing! Go on, in the name of God and in the power of His might, till even American slavery shall vanish away before it.” ~ John Wesley, on his deathbed, writing to William Wilberforce, ultimately responsible for changing Britain’s slave laws

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot, one of five Christian missionaries martyred in Ecuador in 1956

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