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    I am poster. I random thought. Good day all. *Algorithm complete*
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    I'm about to take it to the next level. I present to you... Billy West reading Donald Trump quotes in the voice of Zapp Brannigan.
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    Why not take a flier on AB? What's he gonna do -- disrupt our circus atmosphere???
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    But we need more efficient toilets so we can do this:
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    Russell https://www.si.com/nfl/redskins/gm-report/breer-the-redskins-have-gotten-some-push-back The Redskins need a head coach moving forward, right? Actually, they need a lot of things but that's one item on Santa's list. It could be Bill Callahan if the Redskins finish strong. They currently hold a two-game winning streak, with their slim to none playoff hopes still alive. It could also be Callahan because he's aligned with Bruce Allen. However, if Allen truly is in trouble, and in talking to multiple sources, the feeling is still less than clear on that issue, Callahan will likely not have much of a chance. One of the advantages to being awful and starting your head coach search early is that you can do exactly the opposite of what the Cowboys are reportedly orchestrating. You can talk to candidates on your list that are either not under contract with someone else and not worry about looking bad. You already are. There's nobody and I mean nobody that wants to work for Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder, if they have any power, control and/or common sense. You might be saying to yourself; "they'll find somebody" and you're right - they will. At some point. They might find a special teams coordinator who will likely never become a head coach in the NFL, like Dave Toub (Kansas City) or Rich Bisaccia from the Oakland Raiders. They actually interviewed Bisaccia in 2014 before hiring Jay Gruden. Why? Because Bruce Allen knew him from Tampa. They might find some obscure position coach that can't believe his good fortune: You know like Jim Zorn did! They aren't going to find a Mike Tomlin or probably even a Ron Rivera type. I have to believe those two gentlemen are smart enough to understand how unlikely the chances of being truly successful here are. The NFL is a huge league but many people know how dysfunctional the Redskins are and have been. If you don't think well respected, influential people around the NFL haven't shared their experiences and advice with many others, you're missing the boat. Would divorcing Allen help? Of course. Many would still have reservations, but they might just think that they can win enough to keep the owner off their back. When you have the dynamic duo breathing down your neck and making bad decisions that affect your football team and future, you virtually have no shot. At this point, the Redskins have to rid themselves of Allen, give complete power to smart and decent people like Eric Schaffer and Kyle Smith, then get lucky with the right coach. That's their only shot.
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    Russell https://www.si.com/nfl/redskins/gm-report/breer-the-redskins-have-gotten-some-push-back The Redskins need a head coach moving forward, right? Actually, they need a lot of things but that's one item on Santa's list. It could be Bill Callahan if the Redskins finish strong. They currently hold a two-game winning streak, with their slim to none playoff hopes still alive. It could also be Callahan because he's aligned with Bruce Allen. However, if Allen truly is in trouble, and in talking to multiple sources, the feeling is still less than clear on that issue, Callahan will likely not have much of a chance. One of the advantages to being awful and starting your head coach search early is that you can do exactly the opposite of what the Cowboys are reportedly orchestrating. You can talk to candidates on your list that are either not under contract with someone else and not worry about looking bad. You already are. There's nobody and I mean nobody that wants to work for Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder, if they have any power, control and/or common sense. You might be saying to yourself; "they'll find somebody" and you're right - they will. At some point. They might find a special teams coordinator who will likely never become a head coach in the NFL, like Dave Toub (Kansas City) or Rich Bisaccia from the Oakland Raiders. They actually interviewed Bisaccia in 2014 before hiring Jay Gruden. Why? Because Bruce Allen knew him from Tampa. They might find some obscure position coach that can't believe his good fortune: You know like Jim Zorn did! They aren't going to find a Mike Tomlin or probably even a Ron Rivera type. I have to believe those two gentlemen are smart enough to understand how unlikely the chances of being truly successful here are. The NFL is a huge league but many people know how dysfunctional the Redskins are and have been. If you don't think well respected, influential people around the NFL haven't shared their experiences and advice with many others, you're missing the boat. Would divorcing Allen help? Of course. Many would still have reservations, but they might just think that they can win enough to keep the owner off their back. When you have the dynamic duo breathing down your neck and making bad decisions that affect your football team and future, you virtually have no shot. At this point, the Redskins have to rid themselves of Allen, give complete power to smart and decent people like Eric Schaffer and Kyle Smith, then get lucky with the right coach. That's their only shot.
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    By telling the NFL's leading receiver from the past 5 years to join him in Washington?
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    ...Mike Jones is a columnist covering the NFL for USA TODAY and grew up a Redskins fan as a youngster in Virginia. He spent eight seasons covering the team as a beat reporter for The Washington Post. “When they hired Jay Gruden I had a source tell me he told Jay: ‘That organization is like a reverse car wash. People go in clean and come out dirty,’” Jones said. “And that is pretty much how it has been for everyone that goes there. It has just been an incredibly toxic environment and I can’t see how that can be conducive to winning.” ...If Snyder and Dolan did anything as badly as guiding a professional sports franchise, they would have been fired years ago. They are the captain of the Titanic wandering aimlessly into yet another iceberg. Over and over again. It is possible to imagine a conversation between a Redskins fan and a Knicks fan going down like this: Skins fan: “Well, at least your owner never sued a 72-year-old grandmother over season tickets during a recession.” Knicks fan: “Yeah, well Dolan had one of the most beloved players in franchise history booted out of Madison Square Garden.” Skins fan: “OK, well, Dolan doesn’t demand that people who work for him not make eye contact and call him ‘Mr. Snyder.’” Knicks fan: “Wow, um, ya got me there, but how about my guy barring the New York Daily News from sending the Knicks beat reporter to a press conference because Dolan was upset about coverage?” Skins fan: “How about the team president saying: ‘We’re winning off the field’ after a 4-12 season?” Knicks fan: “Dolan recently said he’s never going to sell and hung the current coach out to dry with a bizarre press conference featuring his front office people.” The two fans shake their heads, quietly sip their drinks, and stare off into space … ...But at least Dolan has Madison Square Garden, which remains its own draw, and fans can always justify buying tickets because they get to see star players perform for other teams. Things are worse for the Redskins, who once bragged about a waiting list for season tickets. Recently they had tickets going for $4 on the secondary market for a game against the Detroit Lions. The team ranked 27th in attendance last season. ...Dolan and Snyder have been able to do the one thing that keeps them in place: their teams make money. Snyder purchased the Redskins for $800 million in 1999. According to Forbes, the franchise is valued at $3.4 billion now, making it the NFL’s fourth most valuable. Dolan owns the Knicks and Rangers, along with other Madison Square Garden holdings, are worth around $7.2 billion. Lucrative television contracts and national sponsorships make it impossible for owners to lose money, even if they are inept. “The way these leagues are set up, they rake in money before the lights are even turned on,” said John Ourand, a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for the Sports Business Journal. “So you can mismanage, run your team in a poor way, have losing season after losing season and still make a ton of money. And forget about making money year to year, they are sitting on an incredible asset they can sell at any time for an incredible profit. Being a pro sports owner is exclusive company.” What can a fan do? Donald Sterling was an embarrassment to the NBA for decades. The league finally got rid of him in April 2014 after he was taped saying racist things. Both leagues have bylaws that would allow an owner to be banned should they cross legal, moral, and ethical lines. Short of Snyder or Dolan doing something like Sterling, it is unlikely either league tries to remove them. “You have to remember, the commissioner works for the owners, not the other way around,” Ourand said. “And the business of the NFL and NBA is very good.” The only possible option: SERIOUS fan pressure. Stop buying tickets and merchandise. Stop watching on television and stop caring. Enough empty seats and suites and poor TV ratings is the ONLY way to force fellow owners to step in. “I don’t know what it would take (for the NFL) to step in but I can tell you that owners are not happy to see all of those empty seats,” Jones said of the Redskins. “It is a bad look for the league. And Snyder is not having an easy time getting a new stadium project off the ground. I could see that being an issue with fellow owners.”
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    Only my ex-girlfriend, she deserves an oscar for who she pretended to be.
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    I met the guy from Super Troopers who said, "don't spit in that cop's burger." Is that considered famous?
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    Yeah, this is the one I have my eye on.
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    My least favorite thing is going to my wife’s company’s xmas party. It’s not because I don’t know anyone, i can make friends. It’s because they hand out ****ing drink tickets so everyone is limited to 3 drinks. Im not sure if this is a cost saving measure or they just don’t want anyone having more than 3 drinks. It doesn’t matter. My wife is pregnant so I immediately took her tix and slammed 6 drinks and these people, with 2 exceptions, are entirely uninteresting. The 2 exceptions appeared to be rabid, which i thought was a delightful change of pace. Anyways i made my pregnant wife designated drive my ass home so i can punish my collection of vodka any fancy vermouth.
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    Yes they do. Flowers been playing lights out. Keep it up Flowers we appreciate it and so do the backs I’m sure.
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    Just got done the WS documentary. Very well done. Can tell the player interviews were conducted while the series was still going on. There was plenty of HOU stuff involved but I didnt mind it knowing now that its a WS doc. It was pretty even split though I'd say as far as coverage goes. Cried again. Davey recounting the final out.... It will get all of you. Hope MLB makes a separate full season documentary as well.
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    If you were Haskins you’d want AB on your team as well... And then when he throws you under the bus, backs over you, runs you over again, backs over you again, drives around you to a good distance ahead and then backs up over you but faster you’ll regret it.
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    Thanks, I'll look for 2019 games. I want to love Simmons because I do love the jack knife do it all type players in today's NFL. And I've seen some killer plays from him. But when I just focused on him via the 2018 games, I liked his play but i wasn't blown away but like I said Clemson seemed to use him in coverage a lot. I was more taken by him when he played closer to the line of scrimmage albeit I am impressed that a dude that size can play coverage and chase receivers. I think would made me less infatuated is watching him so much in coverage and while its impressive he can keep up with whomever, he didn't seem a play maker on that front. But he was a playmaker closer to the line of scrimmage. But that was via the 2018 games I watched. Looking at that play and have seen others that are explosive like that, yeah that side of him gets me jazzed, he's a freak, and like I said, I like him as a blitzer from both the edge and A gap, and he's fun to watch chasing down RBs and mobile Qbs. I think am pretty sold on him if his 2019 games jump more. Here's a great article I found about Simmons from yesterday. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/28176436/how-clemson-isaiah-simmons-became-linebacker-future As No. 3 Clemson sets its sights on a fifth-straight ACC title and another berth in the College Football Playoff, Simmons has blossomed into the prototype for a new type of defender -- a hybrid who can rush off the edge, shadow a runner from sideline to sideline or cover the fastest slot receiver an opposing coach can find. Simmons is the answer to all the questions the modern spread attacks have forced upon defensive coaches. They just never thought to look for that answer on a track in Kansas. "I feel like I'm bringing something to the game that nobody else has," Simmons said. "That no one else can." ...SWINNEY THUMBED through the paperwork his strength coach had just dropped on his desk, numbers from summer testing. Swinney stopped suddenly and shook his head. No, this couldn't be right. The new kid, Simmons -- his numbers were unreal. Broad jump: 11 feet, 3 inches. That would've been good enough for fifth at this year's NFL combine. Vertical leap: 40 inches. That would've been better than all but three players at this year's NBA combine. He also ran a 4.31 40-yard dash, the fastest time on the team. All before he had ever played a down at Clemson. "I was like, 'You've got to be kidding me,'" Swinney said. The measurables were all there. The technique, however, was a bit of a mess. "He was just kind of all knees and elbows," Swinney said. "You'd notice him though. He was rarely in the right place, but you'd notice him. He was just a blur, and you knew early on he was special." Simmons took a redshirt that first year and worked on learning his new position. He participated in the long jump for the Clemson track team, but he was too focused on football to do it long term. He finally got a chance to play in 2017, mostly at safety, but it wasn't until the following year that things clicked. Simmons went through spring ball still insecure about his role. He had an idea. He had seen what Clemson did with former linebacker Dorian O'Daniel, the way his versatility was showcased as both a run-stuffer and in coverage. Simmons figured he could do that too, so he set out to talk to Venables about his plan. Turns out, Venables had the same idea. "Ever since then, I felt like it was meant to be," Simmons said. It's not that the transition was flawless. In the early days of practice, Venables tagged Simmons with the nickname "Twinkletoes." Simmons had a tendency to dance around, to be in too many places at once, to rely on his feet rather than his head. Venables knew how to push Simmons' buttons. "I hated it," Simmons said. "But I've grown out of the nickname a little bit. He still calls me that sometimes -- just to tease me." So yeah, Venables hears the question a lot, even from the NFL scouts currently drooling over Simmons' potential. "Their first question is, 'Where do you see him?'" Venables said. "I say, 'That's y'all's job.' But he gives you more than one position. When you're drafting a guy like that, you're adding more than one guy with one draft pick." Things have changed since Simmons' recruitment. No, his role isn't obvious, but pigeonholing him into a position also doesn't seem so important these days. As NFL offenses adapt many of the same spread philosophies that have run rampant in college, Simmons isn't just an athlete without a home. He is a superstar with endless possible uses. "What was a question mark became a strength," ESPN analyst Todd McShay said. "He's become a new-age back-seven guy." McShay currently has Simmons slotted eighth in his mock draft, and he said most NFL teams simply don't care about where Simmons fits. The point is that he'll fit anywhere. And in a league where offenses have become increasingly pass dominant, Simmons might be the prototype for what's to come on defense. Venables isn't ready to go quite that far, if for no reason other than there simply aren't many guys like Simmons. What Simmons has done isn't easily replicated. "He literally could make All-American in four different spots," Swinney said.
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    I was all in for tanking after we lost to the Jets. I want Chase Young badly. But we are so far back in the Chase Young race that I don't care anymore. Winning the division is winning the division. If it means we crush the pride of everyone else in the NFC East by having the shameful 1-9 team win the division, I will take it and gloat about it for the rest of my life.
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    I think no matter what, Bruce is gone
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    Same. I’ve really enjoyed watching some of our young talent compete the last few weeks.
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    So, what exactly is a "KNOWN Dem operative"? And why do you have whistleblower in quotes in your post? What we know (facts): 1. The Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General established in a statement that the complainant met the legal qualifications to be treated as a whistleblower. Further, "As part of his determination that the urgent concern appeared credible, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community determined that the Complainant had official and authorized access to the information and sources referenced in the Complainant’s Letter and Classified Appendix..." https://www.odni.gov/files/ICIG/Documents/News/ICIG News/2019/September 30 - Statement on Processing of Whistleblower Complaints/ICIG Statement on Processing of Whistleblower Complaints.pdf 2. According to the statement issued by Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, the whistleblower marked two boxes in filing the complaint. The whistleblower checked a box stating he or she had gathered information firsthand and checked another box stating information had gathered secondhand. "The whistleblower stated on the form that he or she possessed both first-hand and other information. The ICIG reviewed the information provided as well as other information gathered and determined that the complaint was both urgent and that it appeared credible," the intelligence inspector general wrote. 3. The whistleblower's complaint lines up closely with the call summary, as the acting director of national intelligence who was appointed by Mr. Trump testified before Congress last week. "The whistleblower's complaint is in alignment with what was released yesterday by the president," the acting director of national intelligence testified before the House Intelligence Committee. 4. The Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998 allows whistleblowers to report wrongdoing using a specific process. In exchange, those whistleblowers are protected by Congress from retaliation. And as the intelligence community inspector general wrote Monday, the whistleblower took appropriate actions and qualifies for such protections. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/whistleblower-complaint-trump-claims-about-whistleblower-reviewed-and-fact-checked/
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