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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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The Gun Control Debate Thread - Say hello to my little thread

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12 hours ago, Springfield said:

Bro, if we just made the death penalty automatic for murder.  Think of all the murders we could prevent.

 

I'm all for executing more folks, but this isnt the reason.

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Wonder if Walmart will put the no guns sticker up or just let this “public request” be the end of it. 

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That would depend on if the seller was the law abiding type.....we know the buyer wasn't.

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5 hours ago, tshile said:

Wonder if Walmart will put the no guns sticker up or just let this “public request” be the end of it. 

 

Found this interesting also.

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As it relates to concealed carry by customers with permits, there is no change to our policy or approach.

https://corporate.walmart.com/newsroom/2019/09/03/mcmillon-to-associates-our-next-steps-in-response-to-the-tragedies-in-el-paso-and-southaven

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50 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

 

Found this interesting also.

So they’re not doing anything. Just a “please don’t” press release. 

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If they put a sticker on the doors at the points of entry it becomes illegal to carry in their store (in states that honor this (which includes Texas...))

 

instead they’re doing weird public requests. 

 

Seems weird they’d choose to not exercise their legal right to block carrying in their stores and instead would release a weird public request. 

 

And they’re still selling guns

 

😂

 

such phony garbage. Either care and take a stand or don’t. I’m sure people are falling for it though. 

 

Yay walmart!

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2 hours ago, tshile said:

 

 

Seems weird they’d choose to not exercise their legal right to block carrying in their stores and instead would release a weird public request. 

 

And they’re still selling guns

 

😂

 

such phony garbage. Either care and take a stand or don’t. I’m sure people are falling for it though. 

 

Yay walmart!

 

The NRA seems to have fallen for it... they’re raking Walmart for the new “policy.” 

 

So in review: Walmart issues a new policy that does the bare ass minimum, probably to avoid provoking the wrath of the NRA. NRA gets provoked anyway, probably because playing victims helps with donations money. 

 

Reminds me moderate Dems wanting to take moderate positions so republicans won’t be mean and call them socialists... you concede half of your position to republicans right off the bat and they still call you socialist.  

 

These people play by a different set of rules. 

 

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I'll take WWJD for $200 Alex.  What is pull a gun to settle an argument?  That is correct, although bonus points awarded if you specified pastors' wives.  Oh, those crazy "Christians."

 

ARGUMENT BETWEEN WEST VIRIGINIA PASTORS' WIVES ENDS WITH GUNFIRE IN CHURCH PARKING LOT

 

A pastor's wife in West Virginia has been charged with reckless endangerment after allegedly firing a gun in a church parking lot.

 

Melinda Frye Toney, 44, is accused of pulling out a pistol that accidentally discharged during an argument with another pastor's wife at New Life Apostolic Church in Oak Hill on May 11.

 

Toney is the wife of New Life pastor Earl Toney while the other woman, Lori Haywood, is married to New Life's youth pastor, David Haywood,

 

Fayette Sheriff's Detective Kevin Willis told the Beckley Register-Herald the animosity between the two women had been simmering for some time. Their husbands had thought the women should publicly bury the hatchet to avoid additional strife.

 

"The pastor and the youth pastor had thought, 'Maybe we could get them together, we can hash this out and fix this before it escalates,' " Willis said Wednesday. "Of course, it just made it worse, I think."

 

According to Willis, "the straw that broke the camel's back" was an argument over a t-shirt Haywood had was wearing.

 

Haywood would only say, "We had a disagreement, and when we sat down to talk, I called her out, and she lost it."

 

Click on the link for the full article

 

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Girard 18-year-old accidentally shot by mother after returning from college police say

 

A young woman comes home from college to surprise her mom, but that surprise turns into horror when her mother thinks an intruder is in the house, and shoots her own daughter.

 

It's a scenario that is likely a parent's worst nightmare.

 

For the 18-year-old college student it was the most innocent of intentions, but on the flip-side for her mother -- in the house alone, she became frightened and took measures to protect herself.

 

21 News obtained the 911 call made by the victim's boyfriend:
CALLER:
"My girlfriend just came home from college and her mom didn't know, like honestly -- she accidentally shot her and we don't know what to do."
DISPATCHER:
"She accidentally shot her?"
CALLER:
"Yes, I believe in the arm."
DISPATCHER:
"Okay and how bad is she bleeding?"
CALLER:
"IT'S PRETTY BAD."

 

Girard Police Chief John Norman tells 21 News, "The mother who has a valid CCW permit - even though she was in her own house, was startled by some noises she heard in the kitchen or hallway area.  She stated that the bedroom door opened where she was at -- and she had a gun readily available and she fired a round at someone coming through the door."

 

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Old Doonsberry comic that stuck in my head.  Scene is a hospital room, where Zonker is the patient.  Two ATF agents are questioning his Uncle Duke.  

 

"So, Mr. Duke.  You say your nephew here came home from college to visit you.  But when he arrived home, you were passed out upstairs.  So, when you awoke, and heard sunds of movement from upstairs, and having forgotten that your Nephew was coming home t vists, you picked u the .05 cal machine gun which you illegally brought hime from Vietnam, stood at the head of the stairs, and sprayed the floor with full auto machine gun fire?"  

 

"That's right."

 

"Sir, don't you think that a .50 cal machine gun is a bit excessive for home defense?"

 

"But what if they try to hide behind the refrigerator?"

 

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I was always taugh to make your presence know, especially after dark.

 

Of course a neighbor might shoot ya for irritating them.

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I’m sure I’ve asked this before...but where is the logic in refusing to allow a law-abiding citizen to open carry or concealed carry when the law-breaking citizen with murderous intent will just break that law in addition to murdering people?  In a country with millions of guns and millions of law breakers?  Does anybody really believe a place with a sign stating “No Guns Allowed” is going to stop a killer from walking in said place and opening fire?  What does any of that really accomplish other than guarantee the killer a lot of helpless victims to shoot up?

 

Not one one of these shootings has made me think the proper response is for me and you to voluntarily turn in all our guns and stop buying ammo.  I can’t see a situation where I EVER think something like that is a good idea no matter how many times this happens.  The problem is not the gun.  

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28 minutes ago, Painkiller said:

I’m sure I’ve asked this before...but where is the logic in refusing to allow a law-abiding citizen to open carry or concealed carry when the law-breaking citizen with murderous intent will just break that law in addition to murdering people?  In a country with millions of guns and millions of law breakers?  Does anybody really believe a place with a sign stating “No Guns Allowed” is going to stop a killer from walking in said place and opening fire?  What does any of that really accomplish other than guarantee the killer a lot of helpless victims to shoot up?

 

Not one one of these shootings has made me think the proper response is for me and you to voluntarily turn in all our guns and stop buying ammo.  I can’t see a situation where I EVER think something like that is a good idea no matter how many times this happens.  The problem is not the gun.  

You sound extremely sexually frustrated. Try playing all of the lowest keys on a piano at the same time.

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4 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

You sound extremely sexually frustrated. Try playing all of the lowest keys on a piano at the same time. 

I don't like this framing. What about this screams sexually frustratd?

 

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That's what I thought.

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1 hour ago, Painkiller said:

I’m sure I’ve asked this before...but where is the logic in refusing to allow a law-abiding citizen to open carry or concealed carry when the law-breaking citizen with murderous intent will just break that law in addition to murdering people?

 

Yes, you and millions of other people have mindlessly recited the mantra that the fact that some people will break laws means that the laws shouldn't exist at all.   

 

It didn't make sense the first million times, either.  

 

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