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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 20 - 15 Cardinals
       
      Sorry folks, just made it. Plus, all of our photogs are injured.
       
      It must be the end of a bad season with no hope of playoffs.
       
      But I am here, JimmiJo, to bring you all the action.
       
      Here are my thoughts in a nutshell, bottom-line sort of way: win today or coaches could become at risk. 
       
      This is where you see who is who and who will be here next year.
       
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast.
       
      Inactives 
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 19 WR Robert Davis
      o   No. 35 S Montae Nicholson
      o   No. 53 LB Zach Brown
      o   No. 67 G Kyle Kalis
      o   No. 71 T Trent Williams
      o   No. 73 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 97 DL Terrell McClain
       
      Half
       
      Prototypical game for Washington. Jump out to early start, then the offense starts to fade. The bad news with this is Arizona has stuck with the run game and it is starting to pay dividends for them. 
       
      Thanks to a fumble by Vernon Davis and a good defensive stand by the Redskins; the Cardinals were able to muster a field goal to pull within 5.

      Head coach Jay was visibly upset on that last drive and one wonders if he is not going to be lighting this team up in the locker room.
       
      The Redskins get the ball to start the half. 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Make no mistake. A win is a win is a win.
       
      But let’s not kid ourselves; any competent quarterback for Arizona and this was likely a loss. Heck, if the tight end holds the ball at the 1-yard line at the end it is likely a loss.
       
      The Washington Redskins got one they had to have. It meant nothing in the overall; there are no postseason aspirations, and this game likely had no spoiler-implications.
       
      But for the Redskins it was about pride and identity. It was also about people’s jobs.
       
      If a football team cannot get up for a much-needed win against a bad team in front of their home crowd; the problems are about more than injuries and dumb-luck. Such a loss would have been an indictment of the coaching staff. Specifically the head coach.
       
      Attitude is a reflection of leadership, as the saying goes. And lately this team has not been showing up.
       
      That’s on the man in charge.
       
      A loss today and ownership could be starting to consider a change at skipper. At a minimum he is wondering who else is out there.
       
      The good news is the team responded and found a way to win. They had help.
       
      Blaine Gabbert finished the day 16-of-41 for 181 for quarterback rating of 52.9. Worse were those moments when he decided to have poor accuracy. His red zone effectiveness was atrocious.
       
      Then there were the dropped balls from the receivers. If the Cardinals tight end catches the ball at the 1-yard line we are having a different conversation.
       
      The Redskins on the other hand didn’t fare much better. They posted just 218 total net yards of offense, and a paltry 31-yards rushing.
       
      The offense benefitted from an opening drive sack-fumble by their defense. Two plays later, Kirk connected with Jamison Crowder for the easy touchdown.
       
      Two drives later the Redskins would again draw blood when Cousins hooked up with Kapri Bibbs fir a 36-yard touchdown.
      But after this the offense went flat. They managed only 15-total plays in the first half. And early in the 2nd half had only amassed 5-yards rushing.
       
      The turnover the start the second half deflated the team and stadium.  Washington would manage to add another two field goals, and it turned out to be  just enough to get the win.
       
      Cousins was by far the best player on offense finishing 18/26 for 196-yards, 2-touchdowns and a QB-rating of 149.07.
      Crowder led all receivers with 5-catches for 55-yards and a TD. Next came Bibbs, with 4-receptions for 47-yards and a touchdown.
       
      Defensively, Washington brought pressure that made a difference at times. Preston Smith had a banner-day; finishing the game with a sack, fumble recovery, and interception. Anthony Lanier had two batted balls and a forced fumble. Kendall Fuller led all tacklers with 6-solo and 2-assists.
       
      The Redskins did just enough to get a win at home. It means they can still to avoid a losing season which would paint a much different picture on the season.
       
      From here on out it’s about who wants to be here next year. Washington has one more home game against the Denver Broncos, who feature a touch defensive group. They will then travel to New York for the final game of the year.
       
      It’s all about character now.
       
       
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The Trump Conflict of Interest Thread: Shearing the Sheep

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With Trump tweeting last night that everyone already knows about his conflicts of interest when they voted for him, it's no big deal. Only the media is making it a big deal, as the media should. I think it should be called out every time his business interests are favored due to the Presidency. I also expect the Democrats to at least get some legislation started to address this abuse of government. There is already a bill aimed at releasing tax returns for presidential candidates.

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This is going to be the central issue of his Presidency. He is a businessman first and he will use the Presidency to enrich himself and his kids.

Oh the irony:

 

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It is odd because at least publicly Bannon rails against crony capitalism, but he seems to have tied himself to an administration that is at least overtly looking to take an early lead among at least recent Presidents.

"Trump urged UK leader to oppose wind farm near his golf course: report"

Apparently coming from the British.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/307146-trump-urged-farage-to-oppose-wind-farms-report

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Didn't see this thread until now.  So far possible issues of interest that have come up involve Scotland, India, Argentina, and the Phillipines.

 

I'm curious what will come up about his properties/future properties in the Middle East.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No one cares

"Numbers are confusing and they make my head hurt! All we need are more catchy slogans about Hillary!!"

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On 11/22/2016 at 6:26 PM, LadySkinsFan said:

Bull****! 

What a well thought out response.  your contributions are greatly appreciated.

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43 minutes ago, hail2skins said:

Column written by a couple of guys who served under Reagan and Poppy on how its unrealistic for Trump to establish a blind trust.  Do they have a good point?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-unrealistic-and-unfair-to-make-trump-use-a-blind-trust/2016/11/22/a71aa1d4-b0c0-11e6-8616-52b15787add0_story.html?utm_term=.f947f626a84b

 

No, they don't have a good point.  Full disclosure, i went to law school with one of the author's sons.  I did not like him.  

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Suggestions that President-elect Donald Trump put his business holdings in a “blind trust” to avoid potential conflicts of interest are unrealistic and unfair. Such a trust would not eliminate the virtual certainty that actions Trump takes as president will affect his personal wealth, for good or ill.

This is true, it wont eliminate that actions he takes "affects" his personal wealth.  His presidential decisions will "affect" EVERYONES personal wealth, he's going to be the ****ing President.  It will slightly deteriorate his ability to make presidential decisions on behalf of his business interests rather than on behalf of the American people, which he will be taking an oath to do.  So it's worth doing.

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The step is not required by law.

Just because something isn't required by law doesn't mean there aren't really good reasons to do a thing.  God forbid Trump goes above and beyond the minimal standard of not breaking the ****ing law. 

 

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 He can keep his holdings and adopt a reasonable system to avoid conflicts and reassure the American people that the Trump administration is acting ethically.

 

Theoretically, this is probably true.  Has Trump ever done anything in his life that leads people to believe he could actually do this, even if he wanted to .... which he pretty clearly doesn't.

 

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To establish a blind trust of the sort used by his predecessors, Trump would not merely have to liquidate a securities portfolio and permit an independent trustee to manage those assets. He would have to sell off business holdings that he has built and managed most of his life, and with which he is personally identified in a way that few other business magnates are.

Nobody forced him to run for President.  Nobody is forcing to BE President.  It's the price of admission that literally every single one of his predecessor has been willing, EAGER, to pay.  This is another example of the rules not applying to Trump and his absolute willingness to be corrupt.....which is ironic considering that was his only line of attack against Clinton.  

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These businesses also provide employment for many thousands of people, including his children. All of it would have to go.

 

The vast majority of those workers would continue, the only thing that would change would be the bank accounts their paychecks come from. It's not like Trump Lowes Island would disappear into the ether.  

 

 "Including his children"?????  Who gives a **** about 3 idiot kids of a billionaire, they'll seriously be just ****ing fine. 

I can keep going and murder every single sentence.  I don't think that's necessary.  

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^^^^^ I like this call and response so much. 

Especially the part saying that Trump didn't have to run for office.

That's why we have professional politicians.

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10 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

Just because something isn't required by law doesn't mean there aren't really good reasons to do a thing.  God forbid Trump goes above and beyond the minimal standard of not breaking the ****ing law. 

Exactly

There is such a thing a avoiding even the appearance of impropriety, a basic concept so hard to ignore or argue that you shouldn't have to have a law specific to it. Hell, I don't have a sign in my livingroom that says "Please Do Not **** On The Rug" but I'm gonna be pretty damn unhappy if you stop by and do it.

Trump could easily address this, easily take measures that wouldn't require him to dismantle his businesses, the problem is he doesn't care. His default setting is that smug condescension that rules don't apply to him at all, period.

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Big problem up there with Trump's conflicts and his unwillingness to divorce himself:

Businesses in India: 16

Businesses in Pakistan: 0

 

Both have nukes.  Both hate each other.

We've managed to mostly be the adult in their hateful sibling relationship, but if Trump keeps involving his business interests in how he handles the Presidency, that will really raise tensions in the region, needlessly.

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People keep saying we are charting into unknown water because Trump is a businessman. Well, as I recall George W. Bush owned the Texas Rangers and multiple Presidents have run businesses before Trump. Many Congressmen were successful in business prior to going into public office. So no, this is not novel territory. What's novel is the degree of abuse and unwillingness or unpreparedness to do anything about it.

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I didn't like his quote: "The President can't have a conflict of interest." 

Wrong!  Congress exempted the President from conflict of interest laws.  However, if it is clear a President is enriching himself, at the expense of public policy, we have to trust that Congress can still impeach him. 

Sure, a Trump-freindly Republican Congress won't, but a Trump hostile Dem Congress could.

I am just at the wait and see phase to be honest, it can't really be much worse than Bush years... personally I an biased that Dems run the govt in a way more reasonable manner... 

 

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43 minutes ago, Fergasun said:

 

I am just at the wait and see phase to be honest, it can't really be much worse than Bush years

 

 

Nazis literally threw a party at Maggianos celebrating Trumps win. This can be so much worse than the Bush years. 

 

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/food/article/20844314/maggianos-little-italy-apologizes-after-hosting-white-nationalist-dinner

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2 minutes ago, Springfield said:

In what world is an Asian porn star a proponent for a white power hate group, and giving a Nazi salute?  She is absurdly stupid.

 

Welcome to 2016. :cheers:

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I seem to recall some of the alt-right/supremacist folks saying that Asians are at the superior end of the spectrum right above whites.  No idea how that plays out though or if it's widely believed.

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