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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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Miami Herald: I’m done trying to understand Trump supporters. Why don’t they try to understand me?

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11 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Speaking as someone who's middle of the road, I'm scared to get demonized by one side for voting for the other.  The fringe ain't scared, they're going to vote who they're going to vote for and be proud of it.  I'm glad I didn't vote for Trump, but that doesn't make me a raging liberal like some would make it out to be.  For those of us who should feel comfortable in the middle it can be a scary place when people crawl up your ass for not being on their side 100%.

I feel your pain.

 

The GOP/Trump people I am friends with call me a stupid Liberal.  The Lefty's I know call me all the names they use for the GOP/Trumper's.  It's frustrating.  

 

Take Gun Control for example.  I want to close the "gun show loophole" (though my hate for that term is well documented).  I wouldn't mind a basic mandatory training to be a gun owner.  I even don't mind some form of registry for gun owners.  After all, if the government decides they are coming for everyone's guns, we have bigger problems than they know you have one.  To most Rightwingers, this makes me a commie liberal.  I also want a national concealed carry card that isn't terribly difficult to get.  This way I can carry anywhere in the US and not have to worry about all the weird laws in every county line I cross.  I don't want AR's banned.  To liberals, this means I want to see dead kids in the street everyday on my way to work.

 

Not trying to debate gun control here.  More using that issue to highlight the point about about being homeless in today's political system. 

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People like to label everyone because they’re lazy and it makes arguing with them easier. 

 

So so if you don’t agree with the person, you become one of “them”

 

 

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34 minutes ago, tshile said:

People like to label everyone because they’re lazy and it makes arguing with them easier. 

 

So so if you don’t agree with the person, you become one of “them”

 

 

 

Welcome to the tailgate :)

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Honestly the people who need to work harder on understanding Trump supporters are Trump supporters themselves.

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1 hour ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Well you had said it doesn't matter who they nominate.  But here it sounds like you think it does matter at least some.

It doesn't matter who the dems nominate as far as the GOP is concerned. They will make up unending amounts of bull**** about whoever it is.

 

It matters I guess to some degree if the individual energizes the democratic base. But let's not pretend that people stayed home for Hillary. She only received 70,000 less votes than Obama did. The reason that Trump won is because the GOP base couldn't wait to get out and vote for his ignorant, bigoted, ass.

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 Clinton got far less votes than Obama is the counties and states that mattered.  

 

She cleaned up in CA and NY though

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2 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

It doesn't matter who the dems nominate as far as the GOP is concerned. They will make up unending amounts of bull**** about whoever it is.

 

It matters I guess to some degree if the individual energizes the democratic base. But let's not pretend that people stayed home for Hillary. She only received 70,000 less votes than Obama did. The reason that Trump won is because the GOP base couldn't wait to get out and vote for his ignorant, bigoted, ass.

Only 70,000 less votes yet there was roughly 20,000,000 more people in the country at the time of each election.  But whatever.

 

I believe trump won for two reasons.  One, you mentioned above.  Two, the Left wasn't as excited as it could have been.  Now consider how much the Left base was MORE excited to vote for the first female president.  Yet they were still less excited than for Obama.  I really think this was because of how the primaries were handled.  Hillary had the nomination before primaries even started.  Do you think that had anything to do with it?  Or was it that the GOP was just so excited to be racist?  The answer from the Left (not saying you) on this question will really determine their chances in 2020.

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His supporters seem to focus on three things:

1-anti abortion 

2-anti same sex marriage 

3-pro gun

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5 minutes ago, c slag said:

His supporters seem to focus on three things:

1-anti abortion 

2-anti same sex marriage 

3-pro gun

I admit that I only watch Trump in small doses, but has he mentioned your 1 and 2 much?  I haven't seen it.

 

I think the three would be (in no particular order):

 

1-pro gun

2-anti immigration

3-anti foreign trade (because they are stupid and don't understand how it works)

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15 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

I admit that I only watch Trump in small doses, but has he mentioned your 1 and 2 much?  I haven't seen it.

 

I think the three would be (in no particular order):

 

1-pro gun

2-anti immigration

3-anti foreign trade (because they are stupid and don't understand how it works)

You are probably correct on his three points here

I was more in the ballpark of conservatives in general 

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3 hours ago, mcsluggo said:

 

Im sorry...but that is a position of pure and complete ignorance.  it has not reduced ANY burden to stop collecting money to pay the bills (no spending was decreased it was actually increased.)

 

 As long as people are stupid enough to continue to believe that THIS is reducing burden, rather than INCREASING a burden that will still have to paid, the longer we will have corrupt assholes like Trump bilking us all.   

 

 

My personal position is that taxes need to be raised on everyone AND spending needs to be cut... to balance the budget.

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6 minutes ago, Springfield said:

 

My personal position is that taxes need to be raised on everyone AND spending needs to be cut... to balance the budget.

 

that is my position too.... but that is not what you said!

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11 hours ago, No Excuses said:

You are never going to have a meaningful conversation with people who live in the Info Wars/Breitbart ecosystem.

 

You are never going to have a meaningful conversation with people who believed as an overwhelming majority that Barrack Obama was a Kenyan Muslim.

 

You are never going to have a meaningful conversation with people who as a majority believe that 3-5 million people voted illegally in the past election.

 

You are never going to have a meaningful conversation with people who are simply absorbing bull**** at a rate we have never seen before in this country

 

 

Or people who believe that the earth is only 5,000 years old and dinosaurs never existed 

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17 minutes ago, mcsluggo said:

 

that is my position too.... but that is not what you said!

 

Well, I gotta speak for the unspoken in here too.  It’s not the governments money.  People (or corporations, who are apparently also people) earn it.  Then the government takes it.  They just voted for a guy who wanted to take less.  They accomplished that by the way.  Not that I agree.  I just feel it’s disingenuous to assume it’s the government’s money to begin with.

 

plus, I’ve been drinking.

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#1 reason Hillary lost, she was a lousy candidate and let her arrogance rule the campaign.  It's not like Trump won a landslide.

His margin victory in the states that gave him his electoral win was less than 2%.  A better candidate would've beat Trump, despite his popularity. A better candidate would've gotten that margin of victory in the states needed to get the Electoral college victory.

 

Who cares about understanding Trump voters, they will be with him forever.  You'll just have to wait until they die off.

Ones kids employing their kids. Ha.   They won't have the intelligence to be employed nor will they be drug free.

 

 

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4 hours ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Only 70,000 less votes yet there was roughly 20,000,000 more people in the country at the time of each election.  But whatever.

True dat.

 

4 hours ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Do you think that had anything to do with it?  Or was it that the GOP was just so excited to be racist?

Well at the beginning of June 2016, Trump was in 8th place in primary polling and in mid-June he gave his "Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers" speech and in the first poll of July, he had shot up to first place. Take from that what you will.

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Hillary would’ve been a fine President.

 

Dont believe me?  

 

Ask Vlad.  He’ll tell you.

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5 hours ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Hillary would’ve been a fine President.

 

Dont believe me?  

 

Ask Vlad.  He’ll tell you.

 

run her again :)

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Want to understand the mind of a Trump supporter? Look no further than Franklin Graham.

On this thing with Stormy Daniels and so forth: This stuff happened 12 years ago. This isn’t behavior that has taken place since he’s been president.These things happened long before he became president. That doesn’t make it right. And I don’t defend those kinds of relationships he had. But the country knew the kind of person he was back then, and they still made the decision to make him the president of the United States.

 

Yet for Bill Clinton...



If he will lie to or mislead his wife and daughter, those with whom he is most intimate, what will prevent him from doing the same to the American public?

Private conduct does have public consequences.
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17 minutes ago, twa said:

 

run her again :)

 

I think she should win if she did. I know it would give people like you an excuse to support Trump again but you were likely going to do it anyway. 

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13 minutes ago, Llevron said:

 

I think she should win if she did. I know it would give people like you an excuse to support Trump again but you were likely going to do it anyway. 

Hey now! Don’t go slandering @twa he clearly stated that he DID NOT vote for Trump he only voted straight ticket Republican...there’s a difference somehow.

 

For added dramatic effect that last bit should be read in the voice of Sofia Vergara.

 

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27 minutes ago, Llevron said:

 

I think she should win if she did. 

:rofl89:

You all just don’t learn. The bubble you live in is fascinating . 

 

She couldn’t beat trump but in less than 2 years you think she could win ? Wow

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I don’t think Clinton would beat Trump. I agree with @tshile on this one that it’s a little bit of a bubble mentality. 

It does make a difference who the Dem candidate is. To think otherwise is to let Trump have a legit chance to win again

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9 minutes ago, tshile said:

:rofl89:

You all just don’t learn. The bubble you live in is fascinating . 

 

She couldn’t beat trump but in less than 2 years you think she could win ? Wow

 

You made a lot of assumptions about me really quick but that aside, yes, I do think most libs and moderates would have learned thier "he can't win she doesn't need my vote" lesson by now. 

 

I didn't vote for her then. And I sure as hell would now faced with the same choice. My thing was I didnt need to being in MD. That was my excuse. I wouldn't make that excuse a second time. 

 

As a side, have you always been like this or is this some new persona you are trying out? The jilted republican thing you have been doing in the last week is interesting but honestly a bit annoying. I know you are smart enough to get my point AND see validity in it. You just can't get that conservtisim out of your blood, though. 

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