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CWAA: Can We All Agree™ – 2/3/18 edition

February 3, 2018

Can we all agree, even Republicans knew Rep. Devin Nunes’ top secret memo was an embarrassment? Why else would they choose to release it on the Friday afternoon of Super Bowl weekend?

Can we all agree, the biggest problem the memo creates may be the rift  between the White House and the GOP?

Can we all agree only a delusional President would think that it will have any impact on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation?

In case anyone forgot, this is the 40th anniversary of the 'Blizzard of '78' (Boston Globe photo)

In case anyone forgot, this is the 40th anniversary of the ‘Blizzard of ’78’ (Boston Globe photo)

Can we all agree, The Pentagon seems to understand that Mr. Trump cannot be trusted with nuclear options for dealing with North Korea?

Can we all agree, some members of The Humane Society’s Board of Directors are badly out of touch with today’s moral climate regarding sexual harassment?

Can we all agree, the father who attacked Larry Nasser, the convicted Olympic doctor,  is a hero to most Americans, including the judge in the case?

Can we all agree, anyone who disputes the fact that our new nuclear policy brings us closer to nuclear holocaust should read Daniel Ellsburg’s new book?

Can we all agree, it’s pretty remarkable that the only agency that seems to understand the public’s frustration with Wells Fargo’s business practices is the Federal Reserve – especially now that the consumer finance bureau’s power has been curtailed.

Can we all agree, now that the United States has abandoned any pretense of moral leadership, dictators across the globe, such as Mr. Dutarte in the Philippines are free to operate with impunity?

Can we all agree, if job growth measures past economic progress, and the stock market is a  predictor of economic expectations, we should all be worried?

Can we all agree, by the end of the week the President’s State of the Union speech was irrelevant? The real Donald Trump showed up two days later at the party’s retreat.

Can we all agree, the markets seem to understand that  after the President’s speech, we are closer to a real government shutdown, that may last longer than two days?

Can we all agree, the only folks who don’t seem to realize the severity of the situation are the President and his GOP supporters?

Can we all agree, inviting North Korean defectors to the Oval Office helps nothing?

Can we all agree, the list of harassment complaints released by the California legislature is pretty shocking?

Can we all agree, it’s good that the Canadian national anthem is now gender neutral, but 10 years is a long time to change two words?

Can we all agree, a better use of Punxsutawney Phil, might be to determine how long Mr. Trump will stay in office?

Can we all agree, other states should follow San Francisco’s lead and expunge marijuana convictions, now that the drug is legalized?

Can we all agree, the administration’s insistence 0n boosting oil  and gas production at the expense of renewable resources, makes no sense?

Can we all agree, cabinet secretaries should not be hiring their family members for government work?

Can we all agree, the dinosaurs that once roamed Washington DC are still there, just look at the US Senate?

Can we all agree, the head of the Center for Disease Control should not be investing in tobacco stocks – and it has nothing to do with a conflict of interest – they kill people.

Can we all agree, the Pope is trying to make up for his own mistakes, by sending an investigator to Chile to look into sex crimes by priests?

Can we all agree, Cape Town South Africa should be a warning to the rest of the world – we are running out of clean water?

Can we all agree, the prison at Guantanamo Bay should have been closed years ago – only politics is keeping it open?

Can we all agree, the mistake that led to the Hawaii missile attack warning will happen again, because it’s too easy to believe an attack is possible?

Can we all agree, on the eve of the Winter Olympics, the IOC has proven again it is useless?

Can we all agree, Chief Wahoo, has no place in baseball, and the Redskins should not be the name of the football team in our nation’s capital?

Can we all agree, Steve Wynn might be able to retain his job, but there’s no reason he should be allowed to build a new casino in Boston?

and finally:

We should all pause at the plight of Nigel, dubbed the loneliest bird in world.

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CWAA: Can We All Agree™ – 12/16/17 edition

December 16, 2017

Can we all agree, the Republicans will probably get their victory by passing a tax bill, but it’s doubtful the measure will get any more popular once the average taxpayer finds out what’s in it?

Can we all agree, the elimination of net neutrality will mean two things: lawsuits, and eventually, higher internet access fees for all of us?

With the discovery of an eighth planet, the Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our solar system in number of planets.

With the discovery of an eighth planet, the Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our solar system in number of planets.

Can we all agree, Doug Jones’s win in Alabama is a great victory for Democrats, but his chances of winning re-election in 2020 are slim

Can we all agree, prohibiting a public health agency (CDC) from using words such as ‘transgender’ or ‘diversity’ should not be tolerated in a Democratic society?

Can we all agree, the biggest winner when Senator Jones takes office, might be Maine Senator Susan Collins, especially if she decides to become an independent?

Can we all agree, every time we think Mr. Trump  can’t descend to a new level of depravity, he horrifies us – like this week’s comments about NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand?

Can we all agree, the president’s claims that the FBI reputation is in tatters is simply wrong?

Can we all agree, the rest of the country may not understand the impact of the San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, but the city’s transformation under his watch has been dramatic?

Can we all agree, every time Mr. Trump attacks the credibility of the women accusing him of sexual harassment, he strengthens their case?

Can we all agree, the White House has set records for the number of judicial appointments confirmed by the Senate, but the quality of the nominees leaves serious questions about their ability to do the job?

Can we all agree, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson needs to resign – sooner rather than later?

Can we all agree, the administration’s attempts to build a coalition against Iran bears an eery resemblance to Colin Powell’s demonstration of Saddam Hussein’s missiles?

Can we all agree, Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law, is preparing for the worst?

Can we all agree, the GOP campaign to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller, will have little impact, once more indictments are issued?

Can we all agree, the world is moving ahead to combat climate change while the US prefers to suffer the consequences in silence?

Can we all agree, the administration’s vetting of candidates for top level jobs, continues to result in embarrassing nominees?

Can we all agree, Disney’s purchase of Fox Studios could make for some interesting combinations – such as Bart Simpson in the next Toy Story movie?

Can we all agree, Republicans seem oblivious to the plight of children losing health care, despite bipartisan agreement that the program should be funded?

Can we all agree, we need scorecards, to keep track of the regulations and presidential edicts, which have been blocked by the courts?

Can we all agree, last weekend’s Saturday Night Live opening skit was among their best?

Can we all agree, It’s been an interesting week in science from Jurassic Park-like discoveries, to strange visitors from beyond our solar systems to a planetary system similar to ours?

Can we all agree, this is probably the only administration, that could make the departure of a low-level executive, into a reality TV show?

Can we all agree, The USA Today editorial on Donald Trump should be required reading for everyone?

 

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