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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Kavanaugh Vote To Senate – With One Caveat, Adam Shaw, Fox News

CS Commentary: Flake ‘Flakes,’ – Senator Jeff Flake from AZ Gets Played By Democrats: Flake ‘flaked’ (here’s a guy appropriately named – and he is from Snowflake, AZ, believe it or not) and went back on his promise to vote Kavanaugh out of committee and to a Senate vote, adding the caveat of a one week FBI investigation before he would cast a ‘yes’ vote on the Senate floor. If this holds – and apparently it will – it will make a Kavanaugh confirmation more difficult, though it should still happen. One week gives the Democrats that much more time to bring others with similar allegations forward. One can envision a snowballing process in which they protest more and more based on multiple – and even newly brought – non-corroborated allegations.

Sure, the FBI will be investigating – and we all know how much they can be trusted. Flake, along with so many Republicans, fell back on the ‘Can’t we all get along’ Good ‘Ol Boy philosophy of the Senate – and screwed the nation. Asleep at the wheel, he appears to have no cognizance that our nation is at war and the Democrats are leading and winning every battle, mostly because Republicans are always back on their heels. The sooner America wakes up and votes the Flake’s, Corker’s, and Ryan’s out of Congress the sooner the people can take back their nation from the elites. So much the better that these three plan retirement at year end.

The Biggest Takeaway From Kavanaugh Hearing (see above), Tipping Point, One America News

Bill O’Reilly’s Take: Kavanaugh Fighting For His Life, Bill O’Reilly; Also see video, Bill Analyzes: Ford’s Testimony Creates ‘Reasonable Doubt’/Senator Feinstein Is A Villain

Brett Kavanaugh Is A Turning Point In American Politics, Ben Domenech, The Transom

Former Federal Prosecutor: Ford’s Testimony Not Credible, There Was No Sexual Assault (see right), Fox Business

Fake News Round-Up, Mike Huckabee, mikehuckabee.com

Daily Memo: Trouble Brewing In The Middle East, US Stands Up To Weak China, Geopolitical Futures

 

Editor’s Choice


Supreme Court Hearing: Lindsey Graham Slams Democrats In Kavanaugh Hearings (see right), Fox News/You Tube

Ford Argued That Trauma Improved Her Memory – That’s Not What Science Says, Adam Barsouk, The Federalist; Also see, The Fragile Role Of Memory In The Kavanaugh Allegations, Scott Morefield, Townhall; Also see, Kavanaugh vs Ford: When Events Are Long Past, Memory Becomes Faulty, Thomas W. Kirby, Weekly Standard

The Truths Behind Our Current Political Turmoil, Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall

Supreme Court Hearing: Kavanaugh vs. Feinstein (see left), Fox News/You Tube

Half Of Americans Live In Fear – Men, Joy Overbeck, Townhall; Also see, The Kavanaugh Hearings And The Falsely Accused, Michael Brown, Townhall

What Will It Take To Wake Up America? There Is No Moderate Islam, Adm. James A. Lyons, Townhall

Are Ford’s Lawyers Representing Her, Or Democrats? Gregg Jarrett, Fox News


Trump vs. Clinton

 

Election Central 2018, Real Clear Politics

CS Commentary: Note poll averages favor Democrats, but predicted results in the states favor Republicans in every category.

150+ Trump Accomplishments In First Year, WMD

Updated List Of Laws Hilary Clinton Has Potentially Violated, State of the Nation; Also see, FBI Probe Of Hillary’s Emails Shows That Law Was Broken, Newsmax

 

Israel and the world


Muslim Persecution Of Christians, March 2018, Raymond Ibrahim

Podcast: 9/11 Attacks In Context Of History Of Jihad, Raymond Ibrahim

The Brutal Truth About The Persecution Of Christians In China, Michael Brown, Townhall

The Second Most Important Decision Trump Has Made On Israel: Defunding UNRWA, Caroline Glick

The Immoral Foreign Policy Of The ‘Resistance’ Is A Power Play – Everyone Must Choose Sides, Caroline Glick

 

Must-see videos


Lindsey Graham On Kavanaugh’s Day: Here’s A Montage, Global News/You Tube

CS Commentary: Goes From South Carolina Senator Graham’s passionate, fiery comments at hearing to a pre-Kavanaugh testimony interview with the media to a post-Kavanaugh interview with Hannity. Graham was in career form on Kavanaugh’s day, eloquently supporting him all the way through.

Nikki Haley Inside Story On Trump’s UN Speech: World Leaders Respect Him, Cabinet Can’t Keep Up With Him, Fox News/You Tube

If The Left Always Believes ‘Survivors’ Why Are They Silent On Keith Ellison? Hannity, Fox Insider

Venezuelan Opposition Leader: Socialism Brought Chaos, Catastrophe, & Hyperinflation, Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Dutch Sheets Issues Urgent Prayer Alert Around Kavanaugh Hearings, Dutch Sheets, Charisma

One America Breaks Down History Of Mueller Bias, One America News

 

Short videos


Judge Kavanaugh’s Riveting Opening Statement: ‘You’ve Sown The Wind, You Will Reap The Whirlwind’, Fox News/You Tube

CS Commentary: This one’s not that short, goes about 45 minutes and covers Kavanaugh’s entire opening statement. Riveting, and worth viewing at least some of it.

Diamond & Silk Weigh In On Kavanaugh, Fox & Friends, Fox News

President Trump Speaks To UN: ‘America Will Never Apologize For Protecting Its Citizens’, 2018, Fox News/You Tube

Yale Study Reveals 22 to 29 Million Illegal Immigrants In US, Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Dear Men: Democrats Have Put A Target On Your Back, The Tipping Point, One America News

How To Escape The Democrat Plantation (An Easy Guide), Candice Owens

 

Common Sense Interpretation


While The United States Sleeps, China Is Slowly Realizing Its Global Ambitions, Helen Raleigh, The Federalist

Good Faith Arguments On Socialism Don’t Start By Dismissing Its History, David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Podcast/Video: Lessons About Western Ignorance From 1400 Years Of Islamic Military History (In 30 Minutes), Raymond Ibrahim

Colleges: A Force For Evil, Walter E. Williams, Townhall

Q Believers Have Focused On Use Of Numbers Like 45 (Trump Is 45th President)

Exposed – Creator of ‘Qanon’ Speaks For The First Time, Jack Prosobiec, One America News

CS Commentary: Common Sense Interpretation published a comprehensive and objective analysis on ‘Q’ on Medium on 8/23/18 (see link below) that concluded that ” to believe that ‘Q’ is legitimate involves major leaps of faith over multiple inconsistencies in data.” This article by Prosobiec, one of the initial propagators of the de-bunked Pizzagate conspiracy who eventually recanted his part in that phenomenon appears to de-bunk and expose ‘Q’. Prosobiec now works for One America News, a pro-Trump network. This ‘proof’ is unlikely to convince ‘Q’ disciples. However, this, plus the preponderance of evidence presented in our report below in Editor’s Choice certainly raises ‘reasonable doubt’ that Q is genuine – and means that more likely than not ‘Q’ is a prank or a fraud. Ultimately though, one has to admit – as even Praying Medic has said – no one knows the identity of ‘Q.’ That still remains true. Also see, How The New York Times Op-ed Played Right Into The Qanon Conspiracy, The Daily Dot

How Three Conspiracy Theorists Took ‘Q’ And Sparked Qanon, Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins, NBC; Also see, Reddit Bans Qanon Conspiracy Theory Forums, Fox News/NY Post: Also see, Michael Flynn Jr., Sean Spicer, Scott Adams, And Others All Deny ‘Q’ As Genuine, The Daily Beast; Also see, The Far Right Is Struggling To Contain QAnon After Giving It Life, NBC

Qanon: The Most Objective And Complete Assessment So Far – The uncomfortable truth about the Counter-Deep-State movement purportedly led by an anonymous ‘Trump Insider’, Seaborn Hall, Medium; Also see, Treason And Text Messages: Whom To Trust And What’s The Truth, Martin Geddes; Also see, Conspiracies Do Exist: Did The FBI Cover Up The Explosion Of TWA 800 In 1996? William F. Marshall, The Federalist; Also see, Why QAnon Followers Believe: The Psychology Of Embracing Far-Right Conspiracy Theories, Nicole Karlis, Salon

CS Commentary: ‘Q’ disciples are likely to dismiss this outright simply because Salon is a left leaning media outlet, however, the principles outlined are true for both left and right believers in conspiracies. The writer gives us insight into why we are attracted to things that explain the world we live in.

Anonymous Op-Ed: I Am Part Of The Resistance Within The Trump Administration, New York Times

CS Commentary: If anyone needed proof that the Deep State exists, this Op-Ed certainly provides it. The writer’s hypocrisy never shines through more clearly than when he holds up John McCain as the great national example and points to the views expressed in his Farewell Letter: “We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals, rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been.” This a farewell letter that extols ideals above common sense, ignores God, and that the writer uses to embrace a form of ‘tribalism’ against the President – as McCain exhibited in his later days. The writer narcissistically makes himself ‘King’ of his own version of the American ‘tribe.’ The last time we checked President Trump was duly elected and he is still the President. Trump’s tweet of “Treason?” does not seem far off. Also see, New York Times Op-Ed Is Nothing But A Liberal Attack On America, Newt Gingrich, Fox News; Also see, President Trump Asks Attorney General To Investigate Who Wrote Op-Ed For NY Times, Katie Pavlich, Townhall

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A Former CIA Operative On The State Of US Intelligence And How Well Trump Is Doing His Job, Ben Weingarten, The Federalist

CS Commentary: A CIA insider talks about the corruption in top levels of government, particularly the CIA, how we won in Iraq and Afghanistan then messed them both up, how the Chinese are ‘eating our lunch’, terrorists flowing across the Southern border, and the bureaucratic dismantling of the US intelligence operation globally. A must-read. Quote: “Donald Trump represents a transformation. Revolution is probably an accurate term to use. I don’t know when the last time is we have seen such a thing….I should say as an aside in regard to the Russian thing, the entire assertion of Russian collusion, the collusion between Donald Trump and Russian intelligence, is ludicrous.”

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Plan To Destroy America, Brigette Gabriel, You Tube

Hamas-Israel Ceasefire Talks Show That Peace Is Impossible, Caroline Glick, Breitbart

Quote: “Far from pushing it out for failure to govern in any recognizable sense of the term, a majority of Gazans continue to support the jihadist group and to share its program of continuous warfare against Israel, with the aim of annihilating the Jewish state.“

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More Common Sense


Books:

Sword & Scimitar, Raymond Ibrahim

CS Commentary: Probably one of the most fascinating and important books on the history of Islam related to the ignorance of Western society ever written. Researched and resourced from primary Arabic and Greek sources. A must read.

The Sociopath Next Door, Martha Stout

CS Commentary: A great book for the environment of politics, because this is where a lot of the 4 out of 100 people who are psychopaths/sociopaths end up.

Culture:

A Majority Of Teens Have Experienced Some Form Of Cyber-Bullying, Pew Research

How To Ask Someone To Pay You Back Without Being Awkward, Natalia Lusinski, Bustle

CS Commentary: One thing the article misses is that you should always loan – if you decide to loan, which we don’t necessarily endorse – with the understanding of how and when the money will be paid back. For example, before handing over any amount ask simply, “If I were to loan you what you asked, when will you be able to pay it all back?” This sets up an expectation for repayment right off the bat that will make it easier for you to go to them with the request in the future, assuming you need to do that, which you most likely will. Buying a meal for someone, we do not include in the category of loans because the next time you get together when the check comes you simply say, “I paid last time, so I’ll let you pick it up this time.”

Dallas Police Department Fires Officer In ‘Wrong Apartment’ Shooting, Reuters; Also see, Dallas Officer Goes Home To Wrong Apartment, Kills Man Inside, Fox10Phoenix

I Went On Ashley Madison To Try To Have An Affair, The Cut/as told to Kim Brooks, Medium

Best Colleges, US News & World Report; Also see, Georgia Tech Ranks Among Top 10 Public and Top 5 Engineering Schools In Nation, news.gatech,edu

Health/Fitness:

Benefits Of Massage Therapy Vs. Acupuncture And Other Forms Of Body Therapy, Dr. Axe

Mark Wahlberg’s Daily Routine Is Insane – But He Starts Each Day With God, Will Maule, Faithwire

Why Your Critics Are Not The One’s Who Count, Dr. Brene Brown

CS Commentary: We don’t know all the Brown thinks or believes but what we like about her is that she is real, relatable, vulnerable, and always moving forward – and she shows the average person how they can be and do the same. Great words.

Brene Brown: The Quest For True Belonging, Chase Jarvis Live

CS Commentary: We are just getting to know Brene Brown and we don’t necessarily agree with everything she says or believes – but much of her content is enlightening and stimulating, especially if self-awareness and personal growth are among your goals. Definitely a long video, but well worth watching. We suggest you break it down into 15 minute segments and watch one a day for a week. Great for artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, musicians, and creatives in general, but also especially good for anyone who is ‘Braving the Wilderness.’ Quote: “Every creative knows what its like to stand alone…Be a part of a creative group or community, but don’t ever believe for a second that you are not going to have to stand on your own.”

Movies:

A Simple Favor, Film Review, Hollywood Reporter

Predator Film Review, Hollywood Reporter

CS Commentary: Regardless what this review says, this film is an unrestrained mess with a plot that’s all over the place and consecutive scenes that strain credulity. Shane Black was great with the Lethal Weapon series, but misses completely when it comes to ‘rebooting’ this franchise. Hard to believe some of the generous audience reviews on Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes. Just goes to show what playing too many video games can do to your brain.

‘A Star Is Born’ Film Review, David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, Bradley Cooper On Personal Story Behind ‘A Star Is Born,’ NPR

Unbroken Sequel Explores How Louis Zamperini Came Back From Hell, Josh Shepherd, The Federalist

Music:

This Is Me, The Greatest Showman, You Tube; Also see, The Other Side, The Greatest Showman, You Tube

Never Enough, From The Greatest Showman, Loren Allred, vocalist; Also see, Loren Allred, Live Performance

Sports:

MLB Wild Card Standings 2018; Also see, Updated Playoff Picture and World Series Odds, Paul Kasabian, Bleacher Report

NFL Power Rankings, Week 4, Boston Herald

Travel:

Pilot Prompted To Take Off Early, Seconds Before Earthquake Strikes Runway, God Reports

Worst Cities To Drive, Stebbins/Suneson, 24/7; Also see, 7 US Cities That Are Hipper Than You Think, Jetsetter

Here’s The Best Time To Buy Airline Tickets, Zach Friedman, Medium/Forbes; Also see, Get A More Comfortable Seat In Coach, Rick Seaney, Investopedia; Also see, Airline Ticket Prices: What A Difference A Day Makes, Rick Seaney, Investopedia

TV:

Cancelled TV Shows 2018-19 Season, tvseriesfinale.com; Also see, Rotten Tomatoes List Renewed And Cancelled Shows, September 2018

Superman Actor Dean Cain Attacked By LGBTQ Mob, Marina Medvin, Townhall

‘Serial’, Season 3, Presents Intimate Everyday Look At U.S. Justice System, Ellie Bufkin, The Federalist

Quotes Of The Month:

“Arguing with a narcissist is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how good you are, the pigeon is going to knock over all the pieces, poop on the board and act victorious.” – Anonymous saying

 

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