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#CWAA: Can We All Agree™ – 6/17/18 edition

June 16, 2018

Can we all agree, using the children of immigrants and asylum seekers, as a bargaining chip is a great way to rationalize the practice, but it’s still cruel? And blaming Democrats is just false.

Can we all agree, using the bible to support an untenable political decision is just as jaw-dropping? Even conservative clerics know the Administration is wrong.

Can we all agree, former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, deserves to be in jail?

Happy Fathers; Day Dad

Happy Fathers’ Day Dad

Can we all agree, to understand where Mr. Trump stands on anything, you need to talk to the last person he spoke with, before he says or tweets anything?

Can we all agree, it’s pretty easy to see why Mr. Trump envies dictators, he thinks they enjoy absolute loyalty from their citizens who are afraid to speak out?

Can we all agree, it’s  clear Kim Jong-un was the winner of the summit with Mr. Trump, since he gave up nothing, but gained everything?

Can we all agree the video the Trump administration created to praise the North Korean leader, is just the sort of show Mr. Trump wants to see about himself?

Can we all agree, this week’s primary results, show how completely the GOP has become the Trump Party?

Can we all agree, as long as Americans are focused on immigration, trade wars, and fake summits, ethically challenged EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, will be able to roll back regulations protecting us from polluted air and water, and global warming will continue unabated?

Can we all agree, politicians are the only people who really care about the Inspector General’s report on former FBI Director James Comey?

Can we all agree, actor Robert Deniro has every right to criticize Mr. Trump, but his choice of language at the Tony Awards, just gives Mr. Trump  an opening to criticize him?

Can we all agree, when Jared Kushner and his wife, Ivanka, make $82 in profits from their businesses, while serving as advisors to the President, their should be a conflict of interest investigation?

Can we all agree, court approval of the ATT-Time Warner deal guarantees a spate of new mergers and acquisitions?

Can we all agree, the ballot measure to split the state of California into three parts will be fun to watch, but few state residents believe it will actually happen, ever?

Can we all agree, it’s difficult to imagine the Trump administration working well with Canada and Mexico on planning for the 2026 World Cup?

Can we all agree, stories about raccoons climbing buildings get more play because  we all crave  release from the constant stream on political babble?

Can we all agree, Americans have given themselves permission to stop caring about humanitarian crisis in places such as Yemen, which they could not find on a map?

Can we all agree, the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit against the Trump Foundation, presents a.pretty damning case against the President and his family?

Can we all agree, Harvard may wind up losing a lawsuit over their admission policies, but it will have little impact on most of us?

Can we all agree, few people will actually change their privacy settings to keep their personal information private, but we will all cheer Apple’s effort to keep our iPhones locked?

Can we all agree, Elon Musk may never connect San Francisco with Los Angeles with a high-speed underground tube system, but Chicago seems to think Musk can connect their airport to the central city with no problem?

Can we all agree, we’re all eager to see The Pope wearing his new space suit?

Can we all agree, the alcohol industry’s influence over a The National Institute of Health’s study of alcohol consumption, is symptomatic of the great majority of scientific studies?

Can we all agree, despite all the warnings about emails from fake Nigerian Princes, the scams continue to earn billions worldwide?

and finally:

What it’s really like for the 1500 children separated from their parents and locked inside a converted Walmart in Texas.

 

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CWAA: Can We All Agree – 11/5/16 edition

November 5, 2016

Can we all agree the World Series was a great diversion from the campaign? Maybe that’s why it had the highest TV ratings in 20 years.

Can we all agree both the Cubs and Indians deserved to win?

Fans outside Wrigley Field where the names of generations of Cubs faithful are listed. (AP photo)

Fans outside Wrigley Field where the names of generations of Cubs faithful are listed. (AP photo)

Can we all agree, like Red Sox fans in 2004, the most touching stories involved Cubs fans who were not alive to witness the historic win?

Can we all agree Bill Murray’s interview with Theo Epstein was a highlight of the post-win coverage:  not to mention the Budweiser ad featuring Harry Caray?

Can we all agree Chicago needed some good news given the record  number of murders that have occurred in the city this year?

Can we all agree the contrast in campaign style during the last week, mirrors the differences between the two presidential candidates?

Can we all agree it’s no surprise Mr. Trump’s income may not be all he says it is?

Can we all agree, even Mr. Trump probably thinks his latest newspaper endorsement is probably ill timed?

Can we all agree, reports about Mr. Tump’s ties to Russians who wanted to launder money through his projects, would doom most candidates, but not him?

Can we all agree that both sides are pulling out all the stops in the final week? Donald Trump brought out his wife and Hillary Clinton brought out the President: it was not a fair fight.

Can we all agree that, in one sense, this election will be like many others, since it all depends on voter turnout?

Can we all agree the strangest story of the week might be the link between the Trump campaign and a group of teenage hackers in Macedonia?

Can we all agree we owe the Washington Post a big thank you for compiling a list of the biggest lies of the campaign?

Can we all agree the one thing we are all happy about, is that there are only 3 days left to the campaign?

Can we all agree that based on his agency’s activity of the last 10 days, FBI director James Comey, has some real issues to deal with? I guess the question is, will he be around to deal with them?

Can we all agree the latest jobs report is good news for the Clinton campaign?

Can we all agree it would be hard to believe that two of Chris Christie’s top aides, who were were found guilty of conspiracy,  could have planned anything without his knowledge?

Can we all agree that Harvard did the right thing in canceling the men’s soccer team’s season, after their sexually explicit scouting report on the women’s team, came to light?

Can we all agree that Vladimir Putin has good reason to derail Mrs. Clinton’s campaign since, if she wins, he will have to deal with female leaders in Germany, England and the US ?

Can we all agree we’re a bit confused about the ‘controversy” between Beyonce and the CMAS?

Can we all agree, speaking of strange, that the leader of South Korea dependence on a mystic, conjures up memories of Nancy Reagan?

Can we all agree that conducting an opinion poll in North Korea can hardly be considered scientific?

Can we all agree Brexit just  got a lot more complicated this week, when the English courts said Parliament had to vote on the exit agreement?

Can we all agree the development of GMO’s was never about saving the world, but was more about making money?

Can we all agree when the Venezuelan president told city dwellers  to grow their own food, it sounded a lot like “let them eat cake.”

Can we all agree that Syrian President Assad is dealing with his own version of altered reality?

And finally, this week’s train wreck award goes to:

A Wisconsin high school that made up a story about students killed in a crash, to warn young people about the dangers of drunk driving,

or

The Bay Area Rapid Transit system which paid a janitor over $270,000 in pay and benefits for work in the last year.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back.

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CWAA: Can We All Agree – 5/7/16 edition

May 7, 2016

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Can we all agree it would be interesting to see if Donald Trump would bar the new Muslim  mayor of London from entering the United Staters?

Can we all agree this week’s turn of events in the GOP is  just stunning? Trump wins Indiana, Cruz and Kasich drop out and the party establishment goes nuts.

Can we all agree that Trump’s chances in the general election depend on how many party loyalists vote for Hillary, or just don’t vote at all?

Fort McMurray Fire approaches a Canadian highway (Canada Press Photo)

Fort McMurray Fire approaches a Canadian highway (Canada Press Photo)

Can we all agree that, once again, the media listened to too many ‘experts,’ and were never able to provide an accurate picture of what was going on with GOP voters? But then people blame the media every four years, anyway.

Can we all agree the parade of GOP leaders who will not support Trump, combined with talk of a third party movement shows how desperate the party has become?

Can we all agree that the Democrat’s biggest worry may be overconfidence?

Can we all agree that it has taken President Obama way too long to visit the disaster that is the Flint, MI water crises?

Can we all agree that it is hard to comprehend the number of Canadiens who have been forced to evacuate because of the Fort McMurray wild fire?

Can we all agree we are surprised but not shocked that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US?

Can we all agree that the FDA needed to do something to regulate e-cigarettes before states such as California created a patchwork of regulations like we already have on cigarette sales?

Can we all agree as North Carolina and the Federal Government battle over the state’s so called, bathroom law, the real losers will be the citizens of the state?

Can we all agree the announcement on new national monuments to the gay-rights movement seemed timed to counter to rising tide of anti-gay sentiment in the US?

Can we all agree that the San Diego judge handling the class action lawsuit against Trump University must have been  counting on a Trump loss in the presidential election when he scheduled the trial for November 28?

Can we all agree this video taken from a camera attached to a rocket launched into space is just mesmerizing?

Can we all agree that 160,000 new jobs may not be what economists expected, but it’s better than a loss of jobs or declining wages?

Can we all agree the best we can say about the first Communist Party Congress in North Korea in 35 years is “who cares.?”

Can we all agree the same could be said for the Sport Illustrated plan to feature a nude photo of Kaitlin Jenner on its cover?

Can we all agree it will be great to see Jon Stewart back on TV around the election, even if it’s just short videos?

Can we all agree cease-fire agreements in Syria seem almost meaningless?

Can we all agree California will join the list of states which have legalized marijuana after the votes are counted in November?Unknown

Can we all agree comedian Larry Wilmore crossed a line with his remarks at last Saturday’s Correspondent’s Dinner? But the President was very funny.

Can we all agree, now that Malia Obama has decided to take a year off before attending Harvard, everyone will follow suit?

And finally:

Can we all agree they best story of the week was the Leicester City soccer club winning the English Premier League title?  One commentator likened it to a Triple-A baseball team  winning the World Series.

 

 

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