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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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CNN: Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion access law

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4 minutes ago, thegreaterbuzzette said:

Huh? Sex with protection/safe sex, same thing. What are these semantics you are questioning?

 

None, i had to reread what you said.  But i stand by my point that if you make clear why your making certain points sooner i and others might agree with you sooner. I went and made the edit.

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2 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

That's what i said, and 23%? GTFOH, my brain just doesn't want to believe that

Whenever I think people can't be that stupid, I look around the internet and go "ooooh...." (Not here.  Talking about reddit and Cowboys message board)

 

As an aside, some of the ridiculous condom dum-dums may not be prevalent, but the 99.8% success rate of condom probably assumes that all the checklist items are performed, even the ones designed to prevent the one in a million scenario.  So lab results may be 99.8%, but real world results will be lower than that. 

 

The central point being (regardless of statistics and actual numbers) abortion isn't always a result of some irresponsible people throwing caution to the wind.  Even people who take multiple precautions can have unwanted pregnancy.  Heck, even surgical options are not fail proof right?  

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36 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Apparently.  I really can't believe people unroll it first then try to put it on.

Ready for action.

 

 

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90% chance of rain. Does not mean that you will get rain in your area. It means 90% of the viewing area. 

 

Stats are funny like that. 

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59 minutes ago, Kosher Ham said:

90% chance of rain. Does not mean that you will get rain in your area. It means 90% of the viewing area. 

 

Stats are funny like that. 

 

One of the ones I like, is when the weather app on my phone tells me that the chance of rain is


70% at 12

70% at 1

70% at 2

70% at 3

70% at 4


And 70% for the day. 

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I leave because we off topic and come back to y'all talking about the weather? Nice

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I saw this photo many years ago and since then I have been an advocate for women's bodily autonomy. This is a police photo of Gerri Santoro who died of a self induced abortion in 1964. We can never go back to this. Females will get abortions legal or not. And if people think that these draconian laws will stop abortions, they are fooling themselves.

 

For Gerri and every female who died from an illegal abortion, I say I am so sorry and I continue to advocate and work for women's bodily autonomy.

 

Caption from photo: "Gerri Santoro died from a self-performed abortion before it became legal. Her tragedy catalyzed a movement, but we can never forget her, or go backwards."

 

 

 

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@LadySkinsFan I know this is a deeply important and personal issue for you, but there's no way that picture would be within the bounds of what is permissible here.  Please post a nsfw link or at least put it in spoilers.  Kids come to this site.  That's really not appropriate for this forum.

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Kids dont come here anymore, at some point this conversation had to come back home.  I'm fine either way, point's been made.

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@LadySkinsFan I understand the relevance of the photo, and you make a good case for its significance.  It is however, too graphic for this forum.  If people wish to see it they can look it up for themselves based on the info you provided.  

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9 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

 

That feels not taking my last paragraph seriously at all.  If two adults agree to have consensual sex without contraceptive but neither want a kid and she gets pregnant anyway, should the guy get charged?  That feels different them someone taking the condom off without saying anything, which is wrong as hell.

 

There's a difference between not wanting to have a baby, having sex, and the result being a baby and being told to have sex that you have to do X (wear a condom, pull out early (though if you pull out early is it really sex?), etc.) and failing to do it.

 

In the later case, you end up doing something to somebody that they don't want done and you've been asked/told not to do.

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I find it laughable that this forum puts up with dick talk and misogynistic prattle on a daily basis. When something is so outrageous that it shouldn't be tolerated, I report it. I have asked that this discourse be made part of the rules but am ignored. 

 

What I definitely object to is males pontificating on what rules should be in place to restrict female bodily autonomy while they wouldn't stand for it themselves. 

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1 hour ago, PeterMP said:

 

There's a difference between not wanting to have a baby, having sex, and the result being a baby and being told to have sex that you have to do X (wear a condom, pull out early (though if you pull out early is it really sex?), etc.) and failing to do it.

 

In the assault case, you end up doing something to somebody that they don't want done and you've been asked/told not to do.

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WTF, of course it's sex if you go raw and pull out early.  

 

I think you have to be really carefully saying not pulling out is sexual assault, if you're that adamant that you would file changes for not pulling out, should the woman have made him wore a condom in the first place?  With my ex, she had an IUD and eventually asked me to stop cumming in her, which I did.  There was a few times before we broke up where we did anyway heat of the moment and she was cool with it, I don't know how I would feel about her all the sudden saying she really didn't want to and I got hauled to jail.  We eventually started beefing, obviously since we broke up, but still had sex a couple times before we finally did.  I can see where you'd want to protect women from men just doing it anyway, party foul and all, I just don't know how you do deal with once it gets very grey after that.

 

I don't see what that has to do with abortion, though, any word on any court challenges yet or filed suits?

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Mostly OT joke that I remember from the days of Desert Storm.  

 

What does Saddam Hussein have in common with his father?  

 

Spoiler

Doesn't know when to pull out. 

 

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Yeah.  Although I also would expect a thread dedicated to abortion to have a larger than typical quota of "mess".  

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13 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

That's what i said, and 23%? GTFOH, my brain just doesn't want to believe that

 

Its things like this that reinforce to me that most people are stupid

 

occasionally I start to wonder if I’m just a jerk that’s overly pessimistic and have serious concerns about that, then I read stuff like this and it’s a huge relief. I’m right. There are just a lot of dumb people running around. 

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Actually, those CDC stats I posted earlier really taught me some things.  I didn't want to believe them, myself.  

 

According to them, if 100 couples use male condoms as their sole method of birth control, for a year, 18 of them will have an unintended pregnancy.  

 

I would have thought that if 100 couples used no contraception at all, you wouldn't get 18 pregnancies in a year.  I'd always thought that pregnancy was tougher to achieve than that.   Especially it the couple is not intentionally trying to time things to achieve pregnancy.  

 

But then, it's a topic where my assumptions are based on even less real world knowledge than most of my assumptions.  

 

I certainly learned something that I should have already known.  

 

Might be a sign that we need more/better sex education.  (Or at least that I do.)  

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