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Can We All Agree?

December 19, 2014

Another installment of observations and commentary about the week’s news.

Can we all agree that the thought of the North Korean government hacking into the Sony servers to stop a movie release, sounds a lot like a Spy vs. Spy episode from Mad Magazine?spy-vs-spy

Can we all agree that we may never know what’s in the end of the year spending bill?

Can we all agree that The President should send Ted Cruz a nice Christmas present.

Can we all agree that the way we run our government in an embarrassment?

Can we all agree that, speaking of embarrassment, …Dick Cheney.

Can we all agree that no-one will be surprised if we have another Bush-Clinton presidential race.

Can we all agree that Greenpeace may have made the biggest blunder in years when they trampled one of the world’s most fragile historical landmarks in Peru, to make a political statement.

Can we all agree that The Taliban might have crossed some sort of line in the sand by murdering 130 school children. Even Pakistani’s are outraged.

Can we all agree that despite what Marco Rubio and the GOP might think, normalizing relations with Cuba is a good thing.

Can we all agree that Uber’s decision to charge ‘peak pricing rates’ for Sydney resident trying to get away from a terrorist attack is a symptom of their corporate culture.

Can we all agree that Andrew Cuomo banning fracking is pretty remarkable.

Can we all agree that the Pope had a pretty good birthday.

Can we all agree that just when we were about to declare Mr. Obama a complete disaster in 2014, he’s made a  fourth quarter comeback that would make Joe Montana proud.

 

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Can We All Agree V 3.0

December 11, 2014

Can we all agree that despite what the officials say, today’s storm ended the drought in most people’s minds.

Can we all agree that if you need a legal opinion to define ‘torture’ you are already in trouble. As the Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said about pornography, the definition may be unclear but, “I know it when I see it.”

Can we all agree that every once in a while the Noble Peace prize committee gets it right – like this year.

Can we all agree that the message of the Berkeley protestors has gotten a bit lost in the methods.

Can we all agree that the NCAA selection committee did a pretty good job. TCU and Baylor disagree but, the playoff games should be pretty good. My pick, Alabama-Oregon final with The Tide on top.

Can we all agree that the economy is headed in the right direction.

Can we all agree that John Boehner has told the Tea Party folks (and Ted Cruz) to sit down and behave like good little children and pass the $1.01 trillion spending package.

Can we all agree that there are probably so many unrelated provisions in the budget bill, (campaign finance is just one example) it will takes months to know what Congress is really approving.

Can we all agree that the Rolling Stone Magazine has done more to harm coverage of sexual assault than any jury ever could.

Can we all agree that continuing violence in protest of the Ferguson/NY grand jury decisions, is not helping race relations.

Can we all agree that when athletes participate in the debate on racial inequality, we all benefit.

Can we all agree that the Senate report on the CIA’s torture methods is an embarrassment to every American.

Can we all agree that GOP protests against release on the Senate torture report is just a smokescreen to protect George Bush.

Can we all agree that watching the price of oil fall is a great winter sport. The fact that Vladimir Putin is really squirming is just an added benefit.

Can we all agree that we knew Steve Kerr might be a pretty good coach but the Warriors are still a surprise.

Can we all agree that McDonald’s recent earning statement is good news for the overall health of the nation.

Can we all agree that when the federal agency sponsoring flu shots admits they might not do any good, the only winners are the pharmaceutical companies.

Can we all agree that the NFL’s treatment of cheerleaders is odious and disgusting and should be part of the sexual assault debate.

Can we all agree that President Bush may not have known what torture the CIA was up to, but Dick Cheney, the administration’s Darth Vader …come on.

Can we all agree that my RedSox may be better off with Porcello, Masterson and Miley instead of John Lester.

Can we all agree that The Santa Clara Niners…oh never mind.

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