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Can We All Agree – 10/24/15 Edition

October 24, 2015

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Can we all agree that Hillary Clinton may have had the best 10-day stretch of any political candidate, ever?

Can we all agree that she followed up her debate victory with a great showing before Trey Gowdy’s  Benghazi committee?

Hillary Clinton before the Benghazi committee.

Hillary Clinton before the Benghazi committee.

Can we all agree that the GOP may have just won Mrs. Clinton the Democratic nomination and possibly the Presidency in 2016?

Can we all agree that VP Joe Biden’s decision not to run was based on reality and influenced by Mrs. Clinton’s 10-day comeback tour?

Can we all agree that no one is surprised that Jim Webb or Lincoln Chafee have ended their presidential bids?

Can we all agree that Jeb Bush may not be able to hold on if he does not win the New Hampshire primary?

Can we all agree that it was nice to get a reprieve from the GOP battles against Donald Trump, but that he’ll be back on the front page before long?

Can we all agree that we all long for an 11-week campaign season, like they have in Canada?

Can we all agree that Speaker-to -be Paul Ryan’s honeymoon with GOP conservatives will be short lived?

Can we all agree that there is some substance to the campaign to prevent Trump from appearing on Saturday Night Live?

Can we all agree that Ben Carson’s latest surge in the polls is beyond bizarre?

Can we all agree that every time a politician brings up Hitler, he or she, automatically negates anything they were trying to say?

Can we all agree that allowing Mr. Putin to take over the Syrian debate, may not be such a bad idea?

Can we all agree that when you lose the Mormons, like Kim Davis has, you may have lost the rest of the country as well?

Can all agree that you must have a pretty big ego to withdraw  $20 million donation because a school was not allowed to change its name to honor your wife?

Can we all agree that for all the support the Pope has received worldwide it is distressing, but probably not surprising,  to see the level of opposition he is facing in Rome?

Can we all agree that China’s decision to honor one of Africa’s most hated dictators reveals their desperation to gain influence in a region of the world where they are widely disliked?

Can we all agree that The President picked a good week to veto a defense spending bill?

Can we all agree that, just maybe, the strongest hurricane ever recorded might focus more attention on climate change?

Can we all agree that given the level of vitriol heaped on them, it’s not surprising that Ahmed Mohamed (the clock kid) and his family have decided to leave the country?

Can we all agree that we all hoping competition will put a serious dent Martin Shkreli’s drug profits? That seems to be the only language he understands.

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Can We All Agree – 8/29/15 Edition

August 29, 2015

Sorry I missed a week. Events just conspired against me last weekend. I have no excuse, unlike Hillary.

But:

Can we all agree that Hillary’s inability to get out in front of the whole email server thing, is really destroying her candidacy? At this point it doesn’t make any difference who’s right or who’s wrong. I guess she’s hoping no-one pays attention until after Labor Day.

Can we all agree that after a month of talk, It’s time for Joe Biden to make a decision? It’s clear now it has nothing to do with his family, but it’s just politics.

A president, an ambassador and three heroes - NYT photo

A president, an ambassador and three heroes – NYT photo

Can we all agree that the actions of all four people who prevented a mass murder on a French train, made us all proud?

Can we all agree that the longer the Europeans fail to deal with the influx of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East, the worse things will get?

Can we all agree that the EU issues are very similar to immigration problems we have failed to deal with in the United States? The difference is that Mexican migrants die alone in the desert, so Americans can ignore the issue.

Can we all agree that, as some economists have pointed out, “Wall Street is not the Economy” should be this week’s theme?

Can we all agree that since we really have no idea what’s going on in China’s economy, it’s pointless to get too excited?

Can we all agree that by almost any measure the US economy is doing fine?

Can we all agree that based on their comments about the “China crises’ the GOP candidates know nothing about economics?

Can we all agree that Donald Trump has sucked all the air from the rest of the GOP field? Those who think the other candidates are playing it smart, waiting for him to self-destruct, may have a long wait.

Can we all agree that Trump’s comments may have already lost the Republicans the votes of the two fastest growing immigrant groups in the US – Latinos and Asians.

Can we all agree that The Pope’s visit to the US next month could be the most significant visit by a prelate in US history?

Can we all agree that it makes sense that employers who hide behind contractors who pay substandard wages, should be held accountable?

Can we all agree that it might be tough to find a new CEO for the Ashley Madison website?

Can we all agree that some of those psychological studies with non-repeatable results, sounded a bit specious from the beginning?

Can we all agree that the split in the Jewish community over the Iran treaty is deeper than just the deal itself?

A selfie with the President - AP Photo

A selfie with the President – AP Photo

Can we all agree that it would be great if the father of slain TV journalist Alison Parker, could get politicians to act on gun legislation, but if the death of 20 children and 6 teachers in Newtown, CT couldn’t do it, we have our doubts?

Can we all agree that no-one is surprised that the footage of Planned Parenthood executives was doctored? But that won’t stop politicians from using it.

Can we all agree that the Napa Wine Train handled a group of allegedly boisterous riders, very badly?

Can we all agree that former President Bush  showed some Moxie by returning to New Orleans to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina?

 

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Can We All Agree – 8/15/15 Edition

August 15, 2015

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Can we all agree that the longer Hillary’s email issues remain front page news, the less confidence Democrats have that she will be our next President?

Can we all agree that  Joe Biden and now Al Gore certainly feel that way?

Can we all agree that every time Jeb Bush makes a policy speech his approval ratings seem to drop?

Animas River - AP photo

Animas River – AP photo

Can we all agree that the longer Donald Trump remains the front runner the better the Democrats feel? It will be a lot of fun watching him report for jury duty.

Can we all agree that while we may not understand the reasons behind  China’s  moves, the phrase ‘currency war’ can’t be good?

Can we all agree that when the EPA pollutes a river with toxic waste it sort of hurts their image as a protector of the environment? The good news is, they have called attention to a serious problem.

Can we all agree that no-one in Ferguson, MO, seems to have learned anything over the last year?

Can we all agree that the folks at Coca-Cola are not fooling consumers when they try to convince us that a ‘healthy diet’ includes their drink?

Can we all agree that Frank Gifford was the only adult in the booth, during his years on Monday Night Football?

The entrance to the Robin Williams Tunnel

The entrance to the Robin Williams Tunnel

Can we all agree that a year after his death, it’s still hard to believe that Robin Williams is gone? At least we now have a tunnel named after him in California.

Can we all agree that the average internet user could care less that Google is now part of a holding company called Alphabet?

Can we all agree that another round of negotiations over Greek debt is just more of yesterday’s news?

Can we all agree that whether you agree with him or not, we are all saddened by news of Jimmy Carter’s cancer diagnosis? Likewise with Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell.

Can we all agree that while grown-ups may be concerned about Bert and Ernie’s move to HBO, most of the kids will barely notice?

Can we all agree that, despite what Marco Rubio thinks, opening the US embassy in Havana is the right move?

Can we all agree that seeing crude oil at $42/barrel was something no-one expected to see – ever?

The Sesame Street cast

The Sesame Street cast

Can we all agree that there is a certain symmetry when NBC officially fires Donald Trump and Jimmy Fallon signs a six year contract extension in the same week?

Can we all agree that while we are alarmed at news that ISIS may be using mustard gas, nothing really surprises us about their tactics?

Can we all agree the NFL had a pretty bad week? A 49er gets kicked off the team for his third DUI violation: A reserve linebacker punches a starting quarterback: the daughter of a Hall of Fame inductee is not allowed to speak at her father’s posthumous induction and the league CEO is raked over the coals by  New York judge. Oh, and three teams are trying to blackmail their host cities by threatening to move to LA?

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