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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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Was Trump's political campaign paying Omarosa's salary? If not, why would they have any authority over a government employee to sign an NDA?

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33 minutes ago, Corcaigh said:

Was Trump's political campaign paying Omarosa's salary? If not, why would they have any authority over a government employee to sign an NDA?

 

This is what I was trying to ask but couldnt figure out a better way to word it.  @ Our Lawyerly friends can yas help us out? 

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19 minutes ago, Llevron said:

This is what I was trying to ask but couldnt figure out a better way to word it.  @ Our Lawyerly friends can yas help us out? 

You don't need authority over someone to have them sign an NDA. It's just like the hush money they paid to Stormy Daniels. You could offer me $10,000 a month to never tell anyone about this exchange on Extremeskins if you wanted to.

 

edit: Do you want to?

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12 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

You don't need authority over someone to have them sign an NDA. It's just like the hush money they paid to Stormy Daniels. You could offer me $10,000 a month to never tell anyone about this exchange on Extremeskins if you wanted to.

 

edit: Do you want to?

 

Yeah ... but that's the point. I thought Omarosa didn't receive hush money. If not, why would she sign a GoP NDA?

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30 minutes ago, Corcaigh said:

 

Yeah ... but that's the point. I thought Omarosa didn't receive hush money. If not, why would she sign a GoP NDA?

 

fwih they receive a certain sum every month after being terminated under the NDA,with a penalty if it is broken.

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Pretty sure making a government employee sign an NDA is like the textbook example of an NDA void for public policy.

 

My guess is that they may undo it and she'll have to pay back anything she got but otherwise it'll be unenforceable.

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So it's no wonder Trump has a need to launder money, all these pesky NDAs are expensive over the course of 40 years. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Llevron said:

Its says alot about this country that yall actually think that he easily wins again even though hes such a piece of **** human and the worst leader we have ever had in our long and storied history. It says alot. 

Well let's see, why.

 

Ultimately, elections are about perceptions of the economy.  That's usually been a factor in most elections.  If people perceive things are doing well on election day; then they are likely to reelect the President.  Even if that President is an asshole.  Trump's election has thrown out old conventions.  They don't apply to him.  His behavior and his crimes, would get rid of anyone else.

 

If things are doing well, he will probably get more votes for and against him.  The blue states, the anti-Trump vote will be high.  In the Swing and Red States, Trump would get more votes than he did last time.  He would be able to win the same states again.

 

If things aren't doing well, he will lose some voters.  His core supporters will stay with him, regardless.  It's the rest of the GOP voter that won't.  Some may vote for the Dem, Some may vote third party or some may not vote at all.  The difference will be , fewer votes for Trump and that will tip the election to the Dems.  Trump won several states with less than 1-2% of the vote.

 

Trump and the GOP, in what states they still control after 2018; will make it harder to vote. I also expect full interference from Russia; with the GOP's blessing.

 

Will the opposition to Trump be United?   A third party candidate to the left, would definitely tip the election to Trump.  Can the establishment and Bernie wing of the Democratic party be united; especially if their preferred candidate doesn't win the nomination?  Can the Democrats even nominate a candidate that can beat Trump?

 

If the Dems to impeach Trump next year; will that backfire and spur even more voters for Trump in 2020 and lead to his reelection and maybe even giving GOP full control; if they lose it in 2018?

 

 

It will be hard to defeat Trump.  Even if all his crimes are out there.   SHF maybe right, at least right now; Trump wins reelection easily.

 

 

 

 

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Anyone thinking Trump easily wins re-election isn’t looking at the facts. The GOP is shrinking and all those people that refused to vote Trump but not Hillary are going to vote for the Dem against Trump. 

The Dem base is massively fired up and the Dems won’t have a candidate with as much baggage and as many flaws as Hillary. She was a terrible candidate in a lot of ways and won the popular with while barely losing a few key states. 

If the election was held today between Trump and any number of Dems (no not Hillary), the Dem would win big. 

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Is it his fragile ego or his vile business dealings that compels Trump to force everybody around him to sign agreements not to say bad things about him?

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14 minutes ago, Hersh said:

Anyone thinking Trump easily wins re-election isn’t looking at the facts. The GOP is shrinking and all those people that refused to vote Trump but not Hillary are going to vote for the Dem against Trump. 

The Dem base is massively fired up and the Dems won’t have a candidate with as much baggage and as many flaws as Hillary. She was a terrible candidate in a lot of ways and won the popular with while barely losing a few key states. 

If the election was held today between Trump and any number of Dems (no not Hillary), the Dem would win big. 

 

We have resident examples of this in @tshile & @TheGreatBuzz. I particularly like their opinions on this kind of stuff. Yall wanna comment? 

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48 minutes ago, Hersh said:

Anyone thinking Trump easily wins re-election isn’t looking at the facts. The GOP is shrinking and all those people that refused to vote Trump but not Hillary are going to vote for the Dem against Trump. 

The Dem base is massively fired up and the Dems won’t have a candidate with as much baggage and as many flaws as Hillary. She was a terrible candidate in a lot of ways and won the popular with while barely losing a few key states. 

If the election was held today between Trump and any number of Dems (no not Hillary), the Dem would win big. 

Many people have lost betting that the Dems wont make the kind of mistake twice.

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White is alleged to have misused support staff, asking them, among other things, to fetch her drycleaning, run to the pharmacy for her and work on her mortgage paperwork. Staffers also charge that she inappropriately transferred personnel after they filed complaints about her.

 

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2 hours ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

You don't need authority over someone to have them sign an NDA. It's just like the hush money they paid to Stormy Daniels. You could offer me $10,000 a month to never tell anyone about this exchange on Extremeskins if you wanted to.

 

edit: Do you want to?

 

except that Federal workers have very specific and very explicit protections  (and for good reasons)

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1 hour ago, Hersh said:

Anyone thinking Trump easily wins re-election isn’t looking at the facts. The GOP is shrinking and all those people that refused to vote Trump but not Hillary are going to vote for the Dem against Trump. 

The Dem base is massively fired up and the Dems won’t have a candidate with as much baggage and as many flaws as Hillary. She was a terrible candidate in a lot of ways and won the popular with while barely losing a few key states. 

If the election was held today between Trump and any number of Dems (no not Hillary), the Dem would win big. 

 

the dems won't nominate Hilary, specifically..... probably!

 

but a "fired up dem base" may very well do the Dem equivalent of nominating Trump.    Nominate a Transvestite communist that says they want to completely eliminate the military----------- not really, but you get the picture.

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