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Must See – Final Thoughts: State Of The Union And Benjamin Franklin’s Prophecy (video, left), The Daily Ledger, One America News
CS Commentary: As usual, Graham Ledger clarifies the issues and events of the day relative to the impeachment, the SOTU, the Constitution and American history. Ledger calls it and explains why – things are only going to get worse, not better.
Must See – Stop The Tape! The State Of The Union And Radical, Ignorant Senators (video, right), The Daily Ledger, One America News
CS Commentary: If one missed an education, you can actually learn American history and the Constitution by listening to Graham. Would that most of the Democrats would tune in.
VP Pence Rips Pelosi’s Behavior During The State Of The Union, Henry Rodgers, The Daily Caller
Must See – Bannon: Democrats Won’t Stop Trying To Impeach – What Must Come Out Is The ‘Attempted Coup’ (video, left), Sunday Morning Futures, Fox News
The GOP’s Benedict Arnold: The Sad Fall Of Mitt Romney, Matt Vespa, Townhall
Media Lawyer Explain Why Nick Sandmann Settlement Against CNN Is A Big Deal, Jarrett Stepman, The Daily Signal
Americans Take On The US Is Improved, But Still Mixed, Lydia Saad, Gallup
CS Commentary: Interesting poll, but overall we are more suspicious of Gallup than even since a lot of the survey questions seem slanted to produce ‘dissatisfied’ answers on left-leaning social issues.
Republicans And Democrats Distrust Social Media Sites For News, Jurkowitz/Mitchell, Pew Research
The Declaration Of Independence, Full Text, USHistory.org
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.
Must See – The Democratic Party Playbook: Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules For Radicals, The Bolen Report
Israel and the world
Netanyahu Praises Trump Peace Plan (video, left), Fox And Friends, Fox News
Terrorist Runs Over 12 IDF Soldiers In Jerusalem, Still At Large, Breaking Israel News
Terrorist Killed After Throwing Fire Bomb At IDF Soldier, Breaking Israel News; Also see, New ISIS Leader Declares War On Israel: Attack The Jews And Slaughter Them, Emily Jones, CBN
Must Read – Muslim Deceit And The Burden Of Proof, Raymond Ibrahim
Quote: “It comes to this: even if one were to accept the limited definition of taqiyya as permitting deception only under life threatening circumstances (as Usama Hasan and any number of apologists insist), the fact remains: Islam also permits lies and deception in order to empower itself.”
Philippines: House Panel Approves Bills Legalizing Divorce, Dimatulac/Jalea, CNN
Common Sense Interpretation
CS Commentary: This is the first third of Dershowitz’s defense of President Trump only. The entire argument is must-see viewing. An impassioned and clear defense of the Constitution and a tearing to shreds of grounds for impeachment.
The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan A Much Needed Dose Of Reality, David Harsanyi, National Review
Trump Advisor: Palestine Would Not Be ‘Traditional State’ Under Trump Peace Plan, Taylor Berglund, Charisma
Must See – Levin: Every President Theoretically Has Abused Power, Hannity, Fox News
Why This Christian Political Insider Is Telling The True Story Of President Trump, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Must See – 2020: Don’t Get Overconfident, Trump Could Lose – Here’s Why (video, right), Tucker Carlson, Fox News
Must Read: How Donald Trump Changed The Course Of History, Michael Snyder, Charisma
Must Read: What Donald Trump Is Really Like, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Must Read: In 2020 Abraham Lincoln Will Be Controversial – Here’s Why, Newt Gingrich, Fox News
Quote: “In Lincoln’s era, presidents could fill the government with people loyal to themselves. Lincoln spent a great deal of time on patronage in the first months of his presidency, and it was this pro-Lincoln bureaucracy that helped the Union survive the difficult first three years of war. In the modern era, the rigid bureaucratic systems severely limit a president’s ability to reshape the government.”
Quote: “After three years of unfair and unwarranted investigations, 45 million dollars spent, 18 angry Democrat prosecutors, the entire force of the FBI, headed by leadership now proven to be totally incompetent and corrupt, you have found NOTHING!…. You are the ones interfering in America’s elections. You are the ones subverting America’s Democracy. You are the ones Obstructing Justice. You are the ones bringing pain and suffering to our Republic for your own selfish personal, political, and partisan gain…. If you truly cared about freedom and liberty for our Nation, then you would be devoting your vast investigative resources to exposing the full truth concerning the horrifying abuses of power before, during, and after the 2016 election, including the use of spies against my campaign, the submission of false evidence to a FISA court, and the concealment of exculpatory evidence in order to frame the innocent…. This is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup that will, based on recent sentiment, badly fail at the voting booth [bold italics CS].”
Must Read: The Plot Against The President Is Real – And Bigger Than Many Think, Newt Gingrich, Fox News
Also click on this Must Hear: Newt’s World Podcast on this issue – Hear Lee Smith, author of ‘The Plot Against The President’ talk about how American media methods are now ‘third world’ and explain why CA Congressman Devin Nunes is the ‘Mr. Smith Goes To Washington’ of today.
More Common Sense
America’s Expiration Date – 2026? Cal Thomas, Fox News
Must See, 2/06/20 – Coronavirus Epidemic Update #11: Existing Drugs Hold Promise To Stop Spread, (video, left) MedCram; Note: Also see videos below in Health/Relationships/Fitness
A Quick Compelling Bible Study For Those Who Don’t Read The Bible, Vol. 2, Mary Kahn Adams, Townhall
Democrats Claim Real Impeachment Has Never Been Tried, The Babylon Bee
Follower Of Joseph Smith Encourages Nation To Reject Morally Flawed Leaders, The Babylon Bee; Also see, Democrats In Chaos After Being Forced To Do Math For The First Time, The Babylon Bee
5 Ways That Giving Literally Makes You Happier, Josh Daffern, Patheos
Record High Optimism On Personal Finances In US, RJ Reinhart, Gallup
Coronavirus, Live Updated Map, John Hopkins University
Must See, 2/06/20 – Coronavirus: Assume Containment In The US Will Fail And Virus Spread Worsens (video, left), CNBC; Note: Also see video above in Culture
Update, 2/05/20 – More Americans Evacuated As Virus Intensifies, 2/05/20 (video, right), CBS
Coronavirus Continues To Spread, But It Appears Less Lethal, Ben West, Stratfor
Synopsis: The public health threat is likely to ebb by the end of February, but travel and business disruptions will continue into March and possibly April.
China Virus: Wuhan Resident Copes – An Inside Look, Bloomberg; Also see, Coronavirus: Death Toll Rises, BBC
CS Commentary: As of today, 2/08/20, the coronavirus is considered a global pandemic by many, but spread and number of cases, particularly in the US, is expected to be limited. Global cases are 35,000+, and still rising, with current globally reported deaths around 730, though there are conflicting reports and actual cases and deaths may be much higher. Part of the discrepancy of reported cases is China’s penchant for under-reporting, or in many cases, falsifying numbers. According to at least one report, China has more cases of Coronavirus than it did of SARS. SARS occurred in 2002-03. Any useful vaccine for the virus will not be ready for mass distribution for at least one year, though there is hope that two medicines already in use for HIV and Malaria might be effective now. Mortality rate presently estimated around 2%. Some experts believe the true infected rate may be as high as 100,000 which would mean that 2000 people may have died. SARS mortality rate was 10%; but, flu has a much lower mortality rate of about .5% and kills many more people a year, so control of this virus is mandatory. There are likely more than the reported cases/deaths in some Asian countries, for example, The Philippines, which only reports 3 deaths. The US State Dept has now advised against all travel to China. See more below in Movies.
CS Synopsis: Peak in China may not be till mid-April.
Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Icon And Star Of ‘Spartacus’ Dies At 103, Son Michael Douglas Confirms, Bryan Alexander, USA Today
Kirk Douglas: Best Hollywood Moments (video, left), Entertainment Tonight
Kurt Warner Movie In The Works From ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Team, Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter
Contagion, 2011, Trailer, Warner Bros
CS Commentary (updated, 1/26/20 9 pm, pct): In light of the Coronavirus, we recommend this 2011 Steven Soderbergh film on a global pandemic. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an 84% critic, and a 63% audience rating. The plot thins out some towards the end, but there is much insight on how a virus spreads, the panic it can cause, and how to protect yourself. The very end shows the ‘patient zero’ cause.
The Highest Grossing Spy Movies Of All Time, Briana Hansen, Work And Money
Angelina Jordan Sings ‘Good-bye Yellow Brick Road’ (video, left), AGT Champions 2020
Marcileto Pornoy, From The Philippines, True Life ‘August Rush,’ America’s Got Talent, Champions 2020
Loretta Lynn Says Country Music Is ‘Dead’, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist
Top 40 Popular Songs, 2020 (video, left), Love Music
Andy Reid’s Masterpiece, How The Chiefs Came Back And The 49ers Blew It, Bill Barnwell, ESPN
Colin Cowherd: Jimmy Garoppolo Better Than Tom Brady In First Super Bowl, Scott Edwards, Jr., NESN
Twenty Bold (And Not So Bold) Predictions For NFL 2020, Sheil Kapadia, The Athletic
CS Commentary: We have not been able to find the primary prophecy from Bob Jones about this, so the reliance here is totally on what the article describes as Shawn Bolz’s report about what Bob Jones said – in other words, this is third hand information.
Microsoft’s Sneaky[?] Plan To Switch Chrome Searches From Google To Bing, Jim Salter, Arstechnica
Amazon Wants To Turn Your Hand Into A Credit Card, Emma Newburger, CNBC
How To Avoid Coronavirus On Flights: Forget Masks Expert Says, Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg
This Is The Best Personal Delta American Express Card, Traveling With Miles
Why Is Walter So Happy? (video, left) Jeff Dunham
Must See – The False Narrative Of White Privilege At CNN, Fox News; Also see, CNN Unveils New Format Where Anchors Watch Fox News And Yell At It, Babylon Bee
Leah Remini Inks First Look Deal With Critical Content, Nellie Andreeva, Deadline
The Biggest Flops In Television History, Craig Donofrio, Work And Money
Quotes Of The Month:
“You have delivered up our holy German Fatherland to one of the greatest demagogues of all time. I solemnly prophesy that this accursed man will cast our Reich into the abyss and bring our nation to inconceivable misery. Future generations will damn you in your grave for what you have done.” — Erich von Ludendorff, World War I legend, to President Hindenburg, after he brought Hitler into the government