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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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Here is McCain criticizing Russia as being "a gas station masquerading as a country".  I feel like the Trump administration increasingly resembles an energy corporation rather than a government.

 

 

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This might get interesting:

 

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/14/news/companies/trump-washington-hotel-democrats/index.html

 

" The GSA's deputy commissioner "made clear that Mr. Trump must divest himself not only of managerial control, but of all ownership interest as well," said a letter from Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the committee."

 

Of the Washington Hotel that he's so fond of bragging about.

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9 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Not that this specifically relates but can a President pardon himself?  

 

Realistically, it would go to the Supreme Court and there is no precedent.  My bias would be yes, except for from impeachment:

 

" he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment. "

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleii

 

He could prevent himself from being prosecuted in court, but not removed from office.

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It would be nice to see the Trump sign taken down from the Old Post Office Pavillion.  I won't hold my breath, but what an interesting situation brewing between the GSA and the President-elect of the United States.

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1 hour ago, Dan T. said:

It would be nice to see the Trump sign taken down from the Old Post Office Pavillion.  I won't hold my breath, but what an interesting situation brewing between the GSA and the President-elect of the United States.

 

Rather doubtful the sign will come down, numerous ways around the issue.

 

meanwhile the GSA says slow your roll on it being a violation of the lease.

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http://thehill.com/homenews/house/310419-gsa-pushes-back-on-dems-over-trump-hotel

 

“GSA does not have a position that the lease provision requires the President-elect to divest of his financial interests,” the spokesperson said. “We can make no definitive statement at this time about what would constitute a breach of the agreement, and to do so now would be premature.”

The statement added that it would not reach a final determination about the lease agreement until Trump is inaugurated and has reached a decision about how to organize his business interests.

 

 

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Same children who are supposed to be running his businesses while he's president....

 

 

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It's clear that unless there is a total divestiture, which we know will not happen, there will be no real separation between Trump the businessman and Trump the President. There is no way his kids should be sitting in on meetings if they intend to run the company. Anyone claiming otherwise is ignorant or a troll. Anything he claims short of completely divesting is a charade. 

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Troll call?

:)

 

There is no rule against his kids being there or even chairing since he is not in office.

 

I'm sure he will do plenty to twist yer knickers once he is though.

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16 hours ago, twa said:

Troll call?

:)

 

There is no rule against his kids being there or even chairing since he is not in office.

 

I'm sure he will do plenty to twist yer knickers once he is though.

 

Once again, if this were the other way around; there would be the same conversation from the right. So there is either a conflict of interest or there isn't. I think any neutral party would say there is. 

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1 hour ago, Busch1724 said:

 

Once again, if this were the other way around; there would be the same conversation from the right. So there is either a conflict of interest or there isn't. I think any neutral party would say there is. 

 

There would certainly be the same accusations, but a conflict of interest does not exist until in office.

Just as there cannot be a problem with his lease till in office

 

 

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