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Can We All Agree – 10/3/15 edition

October 3, 2015

Can we all agree The President is correct – mass shootings in the US have become too routine?

Can we all agree that we lost any chance of changing gun laws when we watched 26 children and teachers be slain in Newtown, CT and did nothing?Capture12

Can we all agree that we would like our President to give Michael Douglas’s speech from “An American President?”

Can we all agree that Jeb Bush has once again put his foot in his mouth by explaining the Oregon shooting as “stuff happens.”

Can we all agree that while 140,000 jobs created in a month, may not be what some people expected, it’s better than losing jobs, and shows the economy is still on track?

Can we all agree that Vladimir Putin knows that as long as The West does not have a unified voice, he can pretty much do whatever he wants in Ukraine, Syria or anywhere else in the world?

Can we all agree it’s tough to attribute the bombing of a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz to the ‘fog of war.’

Can we all agree that the GOP can rail  about Mr. Obama’s response to Mr. Putin, but they don’t have any credible ideas?

Can we all agree that we continue to be embarrassed by the comments of the GOP field?

Can we all agree that Speaker-to-be Kevin McCarthy looks like he will fit right in with the GOP? Can we all agree he has handed the upcoming Benghazi hearing to Hillary Clinton on a silver platter?

Can we all agree that it does not bode well that Nancy Pelosi and Mr. McCarthy are barely on speaking terms?

Can we all agree that Mr. McCarthy’s reputation for malapropisms will give late night talk show hosts plenty of material.

Stephen Colbert, right, with bandleader Jon Batiste, left, and guest John Legend on CBS' "The Late Show." (CBS)

Stephen Colbert, right, with bandleader Jon Batiste, left, and guest John Legend on CBS’ “The Late Show.” (CBS)

Can we all agree that, as my friend Jim Levy says, Steven Colbert may be the only grown-up on late night TV.

Can we all agree that it will be less than a month before we all long for the good old days of Speaker John Boehner?

Can we all agree that Planned Parenthood actually gained more support after its president testified before Congress?

Can we all agree that the new budget bill passed by Congress just puts off a government closure until 2 weeks before Christmas? Happy Holidays everyone!

Can we ll agree that Donald Trump’s ‘tax plan’ just exposed him for what he is – a fraud? That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to see him be the GOP nominee.

Can we all agree that Pope Francis needs to fire a few folks at the Vatican’s DC embassy for allowing Kim Davis to have even a group audience with him?

Can we all agree that the producers  of the movie ‘Martian,’ probably can’t believe their good fortune in the timing of news that there is evidence of water on Mars?

Can we all agree that despite Thursday’s deadline for the use of credit cards with electronic chips, there has been little change in how merchants handle credit cards in the US? Once again we are light years behind our European relatives.

Can we all agree that Sepp Blatter, head of FIFA, has redefined arrogance as he defies calls from his own sponsors to resign his post in the face of a criminal investigation?

Can we all agree that the NFL should be very worried as more and more students opt for soccer over football in high school?

Can we all agree that the talent exhibited by the winners of this years McArthur awards is remarkable?

Can we all agree that, for baseball fans, the best part of the season starts on Tuesday?

 

 

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Can We All Agree, 2/21/14 edition

February 21, 2015

Can we all agree that the settlement in the West Coast Port strike is little consolation for those with perishable products, or no inventory for their major season?

Can we all agree that even supporters of the ACA are tired of all the1205527976_8347 problems?

Can we all agree, it’s great to hear “Play Ball” once again? We’ll see if new rules speed up the game.

Can we all agree that everyone thinks the SNL stars they watched, were the best of the last 40 years

Can we all agree that over 6 feet of snow and temperatures approaching zero  is just unfair? Not to mention freezing rain.

Can we all agree that it’s likely the Congress will kick the can again, with a temporary funding plan on DHS?

Can we all agree that Jeb Bush is off to a bad start in the foreign policy area? He sounds like his brother, which is not good.

Can we all agree that Egypt bombing Libya is a startling new development?

Can we all agree that once again, Putin has taken the Europeans for a ride? I wonder what other border changes he wants?

Can we all agree that anything can be stopped in America if you shop around for the right judge?

RudyGiuliani-1Can we all agree that Rudy Giuliani, who told us, “The President, does not love the United States,” really needs to learn how to think on his feet? We’re still waiting for Scott Walker and the GOP to repudiate the former mayor.

Can we all agree that a four month reprieve, is not going to solve the Greek debt crises?

Can we all agree that Walmart’s decision to give raises to 500,000 employees, is a great start, but not a final answer.

Can we all agree that after 50 days, the report card on the new Congress is not good?

 

 

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