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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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Can We All Agree – 8/20/16 edition

August 20, 2016

Can we all agree it will take more than one dramatic photo of a dazed little boy, to force the warring factions in Syria to stop fighting and get serious about ending a war that no one can win?

Omran, a Syrian boy, awaits treatment. (Mahmoud Rslan/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)

Omran, a Syrian boy, awaits treatment. (Mahmoud Rslan/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)

Can we all agree the actions of Ryan Lochte and his fellow swimmers are probably the biggest unforced error in Olympic history?

Can we all agree the whole episode just takes the spotlight away from the spectacular performance of the athletes?

Can we all agree the actions of distance runners Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino should be the story that gets the most attention?

Usain Bolt wins the 100 meter race at the Olympics. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Usain Bolt wins the 100 meter race at the Olympics. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Can we all agree the United Nations should be embarrassed that it took them 6 years to admit their soldiers brought cholera to Haiti?

Can we all agree that we have no interest in getting a ride from one of Uber’s planned driverless cars in Pittsburgh? Maybe they knew a SF judge was going to reject their proposed settlement with drivers?

Can we all agree that it would be a lot more comforting to wait five years for the Ford fleet to become available?

Can we all agree the only reason Donald Trump went to visit Louisiana flooding victims was to embarrass the President?

Can we all agree Mr. Trump’s “teleprompter regret” didn’t come close to an apology?

New Zealander Nikki Hamblin helps fallen U.S. athlete Abbey D'Agostino. (Ian Walton / Getty Images)

New Zealander Nikki Hamblin helps fallen U.S. athlete Abbey D’Agostino. (Ian Walton / Getty Images)

Can we all agree Mr. Trump needs to look no further than this week’s news from Washington state, to see the impact of his hateful speech?

Can we all agree Mr. Trump’s latest campaign reorganization is probably his last gasp? Or maybe it’s a death rattle?

Can we all agree the change was inevitable once the word got out about Ukraine’s secret payments to campaign manager Paul Manafort?

Can we all agree Mr. Trump’s plan for increased vetting of Muslim’s entering the country, is just wrong on every level? Even conservatives are dismayed.

Can we all agree that adding Roger Ailes to your list of advisors, probably won’t win you any female votes?

Can we all agree real panic has set in with the GOP, as they ponder losing control of both the House and Senate?

Can we all agree, if Hillary Clinton is elected, she and her husband should give up any role in their foundation and maybe even close it down?

Can we all agree a judge’s decision forcing Mrs. Clinton to submit written answers to questions about her use of a private email server, will uncover few new facts and just keep the issue alive – which is exactly the point?

Can we all agree the Obama administration’s explanation  about the money paid to Iran, when hostages were released, is still just linguistic gymnastics?

Can we all agree, that with no rain due until November, California firefighters have their work cut out for them?

Can we all agree the Justice Department’s decision to gradually eliminate using private prison firms for inmates should be copied by the states?

Can we all agree that. if Kamala Harris is elected as California’s next senator she will be featured at the 2020 convention and will find her way on to the presidential ticket in 2024? You read it here first.

Can we all agree there probably won’t be many young ‘snowbirds’ vacationing in Miami this winter?

Can we all agree the GOP is now getting another black eye from it’s own candidates for not approving any money to fight the Zika virus?

Can we all agree, if former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling runs against Elizabeth Warren for US Senate, it will be a replay of the Trump campaign, just on a smaller scale?

Can we all agree the Social Security Administration’s plan to get seniors to confirm their identity by using text messaging, had to be dreamed up by an out of touch millennial?

Can we all agree that we don’t understand the French ban on Burkinis at the beach?

Can we all agree it’s one thing to steal  DNC emails but quite another to hack the NSA?

A Burkini bathing suit on the beach

A Burkini bathing suit on the beach

Can we all agree this may be the week the California drought was declared over, but we still have water problems?

Can we all agree, it’s easy to understand the frustration in Milwaukee, but they may have chosen the wrong incident to express their emotions?

Can we all agree the former Pennsylvania Attorney General needs to understand that all is fair in politics, unless you break the law?

and finally:

Can we all agree David Brooks and Jennifer Rubin, two conservative columnists,  could speak for all of us?


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