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CWAA: Can We All Agree – 7/2/16 edition

July 2, 2016

Can we all agree that whether it’s Orlando, Florida, Istanbul, Turkey or  Dhaka, Bangladesh, it’s vitally impossible for law enforcement agencies to protect every location on Earth from terrorist attacks?

Can we all agree that when the government releases information on civilians killed in drone strikes on the Friday before a long holiday weekend, they really don’t want the public to notice?

Attending to victims of the Istanbul Airport attack this week (Reuters photo)

Attending to victims of the Istanbul Airport attack this week (Reuters photo)

Can we all agree that when the husband of a spouse who is the subject of an FBI investigation, meets with the Attorney General, it doesn’t really matter what they actually discussed, they should never have met?

Can we all agree that even if one state, California, passes tough gun control measures, it will make little difference  unless there are more stringent national standards?

Can we all agree it’s good to know the Antarctic ozone hole has been reduced, but it’s tough to know what impact that has on global warming?

Can we all agree that until technology can account for the actions of stupid drivers, the notion that driverless cars will eliminate accidents is just absurd?

Can we all agree that most American are thrilled to see the turmoil that has become British politics after the Brexit vote, because it takes the spotlight off us and the antics of Donald Trump?

Can we all agree that either EU leaders will pay attention to the British vote and make some changes in their system, or they will have a tough time holding their union together?

Can we all agree the world could use a few more leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel?

Can we all agree we are amazed the Congress actually found time to come together and pass legislation to help  Puerto Rico escape from its debt crises?

Can we all agree, it would be nice if Congress could stop trying to make political points and actually fund Zika prevention programs?

Can we all agree there is no way to know if the expansion of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences membership has had an impact, until the next time someone says, “The winner is…?”

Can we all agree that actor Jesse Williams did a pretty impressive job of outlining the problem, in his BET acceptance speech?

Can we all agree the Supreme Court may have turned the tide on abortion rights in this country, with their decision this week?

Can we all agree that the expansion of the Panama Canal is an engineering marvel, as long as you done’t look too closely at the environmental damage?

Can we all agree the purpose of the House Benghazi Committee investigation into Hillary Clinton’s activities never had anything to do with the safety of American diplomats?

Can we all agree there will never be another coach like Pat Summitt?

Can we all agree the brouhaha over the Marine Corps decision to change some job titles is the very definition of a tempest in a teapot?

and finally, we cannot ignore US politics:

Can we all agree Donald Trump has successfully scared the crap out of his own party by blasting free trade which has long been a cornerstone of GOP policy?

Can we all agree it’s starting to look like Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren might become a pretty impressive Democratic ticket?

Can we all agree the GOP convention in Cleveland may be the first time no politicians, other than the party nominee, gave a speech? No-one in the GOP apparently wants to attend.

Can we all agree we have to give Trump some points for resilience, no matter how many scandals or inconsistencies are uncovered he just makes believe they don’t exist and conjures up another lie to satisfy his supporters?

Michael Phelps heads to his fifth Olympics. (NPR photo)

Michael Phelps heads to his fifth Olympics. (NPR photo)

Can we all agree that whether Trump chooses Chris Christie or Newt Gingrich to be his running mate, it will make little difference in the election’s outcome?

And finally, really:

Can we all agree it’s tough not to root for Michael Phelps to win a few more Olympic medals?

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Can We All Agree – 5/30/15 Edition

May 30, 2015

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Can we all agree that FIFA might be the most corrupt organization in sports?

Can we all agree that FIFA’s leader, Seth Blatter, may be the most sanctimonious president on the planet?

Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch

Can we all agree that it seems a bit odd that Europeans have no problem challenging Google or Facebook, but they refused to do anything about FIFA?

Can we all agree that every other official at FIFA, including it’s president, should be pretty nervous?

Can we all agree that we now know why Mr. Batter has not visited the US in quite a while? He would have been arrested.

Can we all agree that Loretta Lynch has made quite an entrance on to the world stage?

Enough already, on to other topics:

Can we all agree that the Warriors-Cavs NBA finals will be great to watch? I’m with Steph and his daughter, Riley, in 7.

Can we all agree that the latest revelations about former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, while shocking, are a bit perplexing, coming 40 years after the alleged incident – while he is no longer at the pinnacle of power?

Can we all agree that the life sentence handed down to the creator of the Silk Road website, was meant to send a message to everyone on the dark web?

Can we all agree that the Nebraska legislature’s decision to abolish the death penalty, over the governor’s veto – is pretty amazing?

Can we all agree that Rick Santorum and George Pataki just make two more passengers for the GOP presidential Clown Car? How many more do you figure will fit in?

Can we all agree that we can blame President Obama’s come from behind win over Hillary in 2008 for Martin O’Malley’s entrance into the Democratic primary?

Can we all agree that a future Supreme Court decision on the definition of a voter may alter the US election process forever?

Can we all agree that it’s pretty remarkable that the words being used to challenge the ACA are now being called mistakes, by the folks who wrote the legislation?

Can we all agree that the latest court decision delaying immigration reform, ignores the human toll being placed on 12 million residents of the United States?

Can we all agree that, while we are a nation of law, governing by court decision is not the way the founding fathers designed the system to work?Flooding

Can we all agree that most climate scientists are looking at  extreme flooding in Texas and unusually high temperatures in India and saying,”we told you so?”

Can we all agree that Ted Cruz’s condemnation of federal money for Hurricane Sandy, and about-face on aid for Texas flood victims shows him to be the duplicitous politician that he is?

 

 

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