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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
Burgold

The immigration thread: American Melting Pot or Get off my Lawn

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14 hours ago, visionary said:

 

 

This is a real shame, I've met him professionally a few times and he's a really good, down to earth guy.  He ran CBP very well as a #2 during the Obama administration.  He deserved better than this and I'm still not sure why he took the Acting DHS job.  I guess he's doing his best to head off some of Trumps worst impulses.

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Trump's been watching Gator Bait II: Cajun Justice.

 

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Because nothing makes locking up children for the deliberate purpose of punishing their parents better, than a politically connected corporation making a profit from it.  

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Posted (edited)

Some actually interesting and depressing replies to the tweet too.

Seems a lot of people have had trouble with CBP.

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And people wonder why they don't want to show up for these hearings? Folks acknowledging the need to go get proper paperwork and approval and this is what happens? 

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ICE and Trump:  Keeping America safe from scary brown people who enter the country legally, and then show up in court for their legally-mandated hearings.  

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But the guy above did not show up for his hearing(despite being notified in person per the article) and a final deportation order was issued by the court.....AND DID NOT enter legally

 

Should we just ignore final deportation orders?

 

Despite his marriage being deemed valid he would need to leave ,then apply, to gain lawful status even w/o being picked up.

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28 minutes ago, twa said:

But the guy above did not show up for his hearing(despite being notified in person per the article) and a final deportation order was issued by the court.....AND DID NOT enter legally

 

Should we just ignore final deportation orders?

 

Despite his marriage being deemed valid he would need to leave ,then apply, to gain lawful status even w/o being picked up.

 

"family values"  I don't know, perhaps treat these situations case by case.  Married, kids, leading productive life.....? Is there any good reason to put the guys in shackles, deport him and make him go through the long process of re-entry?  You think that is a satisfactory result for this specific situation?

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2 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

 

"family values"  I don't know, perhaps treat these situations on a case by case situation.  Married, kids, leading productive life.....? Is there any good reason to put the guys in shackles, deport him and make him go through the long process of re-entry?  You think that is a satisfactory result for this specific situation?

 

we throw mothers and fathers in jail all the time....why should illegal immigrants be given a pass?

He is being treated individually,or case by case if you prefer.

 

If you want the laws changed then do so, till then I'm not inclined to give people a pass that have had their day in court and attempt to avoid rulings..

 

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1 hour ago, twa said:

we throw mothers and fathers in jail all the time....

 

We do not task government staff to come up with a reason to do so, so that we can use child snatching as a tool for discouraging their behavior.  

 

1 hour ago, twa said:

If you want the laws changed then do so

 

He said, trying to defend the law being changed without congress actually changing the law.  

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I just noticed who this was after I posted this.  

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8 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

We do not task government staff to come up with a reason to do so, so that we can use child snatching as a tool for discouraging their behavior.  

 

 

He said, trying to defend the law being changed without congress actually changing the law.  

 

 

You must be talking about something else than the married couple's hearing.

 

Care to point out the law changed?....a rule or policy is very different than a law,and subject to change.

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