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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!
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I would think his part in committing the largest Medicare (and Medicaid and other federal programs) fraud (at the time) would have forever tarnished your view of Scott.

 

That and his shenanigans with high speed rail (rejecting billions and then wanting it when it lined his own pocket).

 

Edit...and is he for or against Trump? Because he keeps switching.

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6 minutes ago, The Evil Genius said:

I would think his part in committing the largest Medicare (and Medicaid and other federal programs) fraud (at the time) would have forever tarnished your view of Scott.

 

That and his shenanigans with high speed rail (rejecting billions and then wanting it when it lined his own pocket).

 

Edit...and is he for or against Trump? Because he keeps switching.

I'm sure you are aware that those two things are not exactly as you portray them.

 

I've voted for Nelson twice, and he's become a disappointing member of the Senate where he used to be somewhat independent albeit left leaning.

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They couldn't spin the truth on this one. They're going to be campaigning on MS13, kneeling athletes, etc come November.

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3 hours ago, Cooked Crack said:

"Internal GOP poll says Americans believe 2-to-1 the tax law benefits large corporations and the wealthy over the middle class."

 

". . . based on nothing but the fact that that's what it's designed to do".  

 

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2 hours ago, dfitzo53 said:

Well that'll be an uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner. 

 

Looking at his wikipedia page, I imagine he refuses to celebrate Thanksgiving because its too leftist.  

 

Also, WTF is wrong with people electing a dentist?  Really, you couldn't find a real doctor?  Or literally anyone who's role in society isn't to brush other people's teeth and floss shame them?  

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4 minutes ago, twa said:

 

 

@twa, you do realize that you just posted a tweet which was written to illustrate what scum the guy you support is?  (And which succeeded). 

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19 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

@twa, you do realize that you just posted a tweet which was written to illustrate what scum the guy you support is?  (And which succeeded). 

 

I realize some will take it that way. ....it amuses me

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40 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

@twa, you do realize that you just posted a tweet which was written to illustrate what scum the guy you support is?  (And which succeeded). 

 

Scum is a feature, not a bug.

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i cracked up at the gosar ad when i saw it last night...i sometimes get him and one of those bat**** crazy R's in the house  (there's so many of them) louie gomer  or gnomer or whatever...and i thought the ted/beto deal looked pretty good---gonna have to watch the whole thing

 

meanwhile back in the gop

 

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach quits campaign amid allegations

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/minnesota-rep-jim-knoblach-quits-campaign-amid-allegations-220211760.html

 

 

 

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter.

 

Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came hours after the St. Cloud Republican's attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied the allegations in an interview with the station. She said the veteran lawmaker "does not want to drag his family through six weeks of hell."

 

Knoblach's 23-year-old daughter, Laura, told MPR that he inappropriately touched her for most of her life, with her first memories starting when she was 9 years old and continuing until she was 21. She said the activity included kissing, licking and biting her ears. She said she confided in close friends, family and authority figures at her school and church about his actions for more than a decade.

 

In a written statement, Jim Knoblach called the allegations "indescribably hurtful" and said he felt he had no other choice but to drop out of the race so he could work toward healing his family.

 

"I love my children more than anything, and would never do anything to hurt them. Her allegations are false," Knoblach wrote. "I and other family members have made repeated attempts to reconcile with her in recent years, but she has refused."

 

Knoblach, 60, is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over budget matters. The timing of his exit could make his seat, already a top target for Democrats, difficult for Republicans to hold absent some kind of court intervention or a write-in campaign by a substitute candidate. Dan Wolgamott of St. Cloud is the Democratic candidate.

 

House Speaker Kurt Daudt, who's trying to preserve what he can of the GOP's current 21-seat majority in the House, said in a statement that he supported Knoblach's decision.

 

The St. Cloud Police Department and Sherburne County sheriff's office began an investigation last year but declined to file charges. After exhausting other means to hold her father accountable, Laura Knoblach made the allegations to MPR on the record and supplied extensive documentation about her attempts to get help. The documentation included a letter from the Sherburne County attorney's office saying there was "insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Jim Knoblach had committed a crime."

 

Laura Knoblach told MPR she first remembers her father coming into her room after she'd gone to bed. She said he climbed in and laid down behind her.

 

"He would put his arm around me and not let me get up or get away and he would lick my neck or bite my ear," she told the station.

 

These visits to her room, or similar kissing across her arms and neck and biting her ears while they watched movies on the couch, happened so often throughout her childhood and teenage years it became a defining part of their relationship, she said.

 

Other routine behaviors, she said, including more than 30 instances where her father approached her from behind and pressed his body against hers in the kitchen, pinning her against the refrigerator or dishwasher and using his weight and strength to keep her from getting away.

 

Jim Knoblach said in his statement that he wasn't willing to spend six weeks fighting with his daughter in the media.

 

"Our daughter has been estranged from our family for some time," he said. "In late 2016 she made some extremely hurtful and untrue accusations on a Facebook post, which was briefly put up and then taken down. These accusations were fully investigated by Sherburne County, dismissed, and the case closed in April 2017."

 

 

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3 hours ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Scum is a feature, not a bug.

 

I feel like there is some secret NRCC plan to make themselves look as terrible as possible and their opponents as cool and great as possible.

 

Exhibit, oh, what are we at, 20?  30?  Exhibit number a lot.

 

 

 

Maybe they're trying to make us feel bad for them so they get pity votes?

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If you aren't motivated already to vote in the mid-terms, then I recommend you watch the just released Michael Moore documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9".

After watching that, you should be motivated.

 

He doesn't just go after Trump/GOP but Hillary/Obama/Dems.  He explains what he felt lead to Trump's election and ties that to 2018's election. There's also a focus on 3 issues- Flint, MI water crisis, WV teacher's strike and Parkland, FL school shooting.   It's one of his better documentaries and if you aren't motivated to vote after watching that; then you can't complain.

 

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