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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™ – 1/20/18 edition

January 20, 2018

Can we all agree, the last thing The President and GOP wanted to see was the headline –  “Government shuts down on anniversary of Trump inauguration.”

Can we all agree, as much as the GOP would like to label this the ‘Schumer Shutdown,’ it is really the ‘sh…thole shutdown’ as Republicans embrace the President’s racist comments on immigration?

Can we all agree, it is unfortunate that today’s women’s marches around the country will get second billing to the government shutdown?

Protesters in New York today. (NYT photo)

Protesters in New York today. (NYT photo)

Can we all agree, there is more than enough blame on both sides, but the GOP will shoulder most of the responsibility since they control the Presidency and both legislative branches?

Can we all agree, the Pentagon’s decision to ignore climate change flies in the face of good sense and the facts?

Can we all agree, by declaring Mr. Trump healthy, the White House doctor has chosen his paycheck over his reputation?

Can we all agree, the President’s doctor is is just the latest in a long line of politicians who have decided that lying for Mr. Trump is the only way to survive?

Can we all agree, for any other President, stories of an affaire with a porn star, three months after your son was born, would prove disastrous?

Can we all agree, no one believes Mr. Trump’s performance on the mental health screening exam says anything about whether he is a danger to the country?

Can we all agree, the nation is more concerned about the flu epidemic than the government shutdown?

Can we all agree, the White House has no idea how to respond to the Olympic detente between the two Koreas?

Can we all agree, the International Olympic Committee has made a mockery of its ban on Russian athletes?

Can we all agree, Former FBI director James Comey, must have chosen the name for the course he will now teach at the College of William and Mary?

Can we all agree, the immigration service’s planned raids of California businesses will add another black eye their already well earned reputation for callousness?

Can we all agree, it’s the same level of enmity shown by the Justice Department’s decision to bypass appeals courts and ask the Supreme Court to dismantle President Obama’s DACA order?

Can we all agree, White House Chief of staff John Kelly seems to be the only man who can tell the truth and keep his job?

Can we all agree, Apple’s decision to reinvest foreign capital in this country is a direct result of the President’s criticism, but you have to wonder if Amazon will choose Toronto for a new headquarters just to annoy Mr. Trump?

Can we all agree, asking Facebook users to rate news sites will be useless in stopping fake news stories?

Can we all agree, it’s hard to read the stories of the 12 California children held captive by their own parents without wondering how no one noticed anything was wrong?

Can we all agree, it’s hard to believe Mr. Trump has only been in office for one year?

Can we all agree, the Pope is having a tough time on his trip to South America?

Can we all agree, the heinous crimes of former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar have not received enough coverage?

Can we all agree, it’s hard to rationalize leaving illegal congressional districts in place, because it would be inconvenient to redraw them  before the next election?

Can we all agree, Republican National Committee’s “Fake News’ awards, just call attention to the over 2,000 lies and misstatements of the President  during his first year in office?

Can we all agree, The House inquiry into Russian interference in our elections is now being used by the GOP to simply punish Mr. Trump’s enemies?

Can we all agree, Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain sound a lot like Democrats as they blast the President?

Can we all agree, blaming the opioid crises on the expansion of Medicare can only occur if you ignore the facts?

Can we all agree, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, doesn’t care that his advisory panel quit?

Can we all agree, it’s 10 months until the mid-term elections, but the GOP just has to look at early election returns too see what’s coming?

Can we all agree, The President doesn’t even appear care about paying tribute to Martin Luther King?

Can we all agree, the fake missile alert in Hawaii shows what a fine line we tread between war and peace?

and finally:

A first tweet, for the ages.

Would you be this calm calling 9-1-1 with a truck crushing your legs?

R.I.P. Keith Jackson the voice of college sports for a generation.

 

 

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