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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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59 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

Hey, where are all of our Conservative Republicans at anyhow?

The sickest part of all of this will be the things our neighbors say when Trump's finally gone, "Oh I didn't like him that much anyways, but what could I do?"

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12 minutes ago, AsburySkinsFan said:

Hey, where are all of our Conservative Republicans at anyhow?

The sickest part of all of this will be the things our neighbors say when Trump's finally gone, "Oh I didn't like him that much anyways, but what could I do?"

 

And when they revert to their obstructionist ways on the pretext of concern over the budget as soon as a Democrat takes office, like 2016-2020 never happened. 

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14 minutes ago, AsburySkinsFan said:

Hey, where are all of our Conservative Republicans at anyhow?

The sickest part of all of this will be the things our neighbors say when Trump's finally gone, "Oh I didn't like him that much anyways, but what could I do?"

 

Nope.

 

Trump is the Republican Party now.  Trump is a transcendent figure much in the same way that Reagan was.  After Trump is gone in 2024, the Republican Party will be completely aligned with white nationalists, they’ll have no moral compass and don’t mind a deficit (as long as it favors them).  The Republican Party as a whole is transforming itself, thanks to Trump.  There is virtually no infighting, making all Republican voters complicit in the new direction of the Republican Party.

 

The Democrats are doing nothing to prevent this from happening.  They aren’t even really speaking with a single voice.  Rather than defending their cohorts that claim socialism, they’re distancing themselves from them.  Hope that Bernie doesn’t ruin the election again.

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Tired of pointing out hypocrisy.

If it isn't apparent by now, get up against the wall with them.

No bigger waste of time than expecting any self reflection or conviction of values among them...  except maybe arguing with them over their lack of values and inability to self reflect.

 

~Bang

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Just now, PleaseBlitz said:

 

And when they revert to their obstructionist ways on the pretext of concern over the budget as soon as a Democrat takes office, like 2016-2020 never happened. 

 

Not just 2016-2020, but every single Republican government dating back to Eisenhower. The GOP has used government as a highly effective tool in favor of "the elites" while convincing the common citizenry that government can't and shouldn't do anything for them. Post-Eisenhower GOP is a master class in duplicitous governance.

 

The perfect example of this right now besides Trump's fake populism is Josh Hawley, a Yale grad who seems to be running a perfect "I'm with the people and against coastal elites" con, while governing in the exact opposite manner.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

 

Trump doesn't make things up. He's got people for that. The best people. 

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Every day it's a new **** show.

Meanwhile, we're all chasing down his lies and obstructions and he's off destroying another government agency.

Trump commits enough grievances in one week that would have sunk any other Presidency, but because he has McConnell and a GOP Senate he gets to do exactly what he wants because he owns the guard dog. He's the worst of everything we've imagined about politics and his supporters use that to employ their self justifying false equivalencies. The saddest part is all of those people screaming "Barabbas Barabbas" erm....I mean "Send her back" will be the same ones folding their pious hands before Pence if he were ever to take over. 

@Springfield said it, "There is virtually no infighting" because they've cast our all of the heretics in their Rightwing ideological purge, those who are left are an active part in the destruction. Many voters have said they left the Republican party because of Trump, and yet will be there as his loyal lapdogs to pull the lever for Trump when the time comes. Which means that their flight from the GOP is symbolic if it is anything at all.

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1 hour ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

 

 

 

The follow-up questions should have centered around the President saying he goes up and just grabs beautiful women by the ****. Especially since he doesn't make stuff up.

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it's just sad.  Tragically sad.  That is Trump, all the time... divisive, insulting, lying. All the time.  And this is the President of the United States?  God help us.

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2 hours ago, Springfield said:

 

Nope.

 

Trump is the Republican Party now.  Trump is a transcendent figure much in the same way that Reagan was.  After Trump is gone in 2024, the Republican Party will be completely aligned with white nationalists, they’ll have no moral compass and don’t mind a deficit (as long as it favors them).  The Republican Party as a whole is transforming itself, thanks to Trump.  There is virtually no infighting, making all Republican voters complicit in the new direction of the Republican Party.

 

The Democrats are doing nothing to prevent this from happening.  They aren’t even really speaking with a single voice.  Rather than defending their cohorts that claim socialism, they’re distancing themselves from them.  Hope that Bernie doesn’t ruin the election again.

Bernie himself probably won't be much of a factor, unless he rebels and goes third party. Lizzie or Kamala is the Democratic nominee. What the Bernie Bros do when Bernie is rejected again; remains to be seen.

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Trump, "in numerous other states"  actually, nowhere besides his state of mind, which we all know is bloated with nonsense. 

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Demographics would suggest that time is not on the GOP's side.  A significant proportion of its voters are seniors who will be dying off. The GOP will be relegated to a regional party covering the Bible Belt and parts of the Midwest, but will become less and less a relevant part of the national population.

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26 minutes ago, Dan T. said:

it's just sad.  Tragically sad.  That is Trump, all the time... divisive, insulting, lying. All the time.  And this is the President of the United States?  God help us.

 

 

 

God help us indeed. I pray we never reach the day when we can say "I told you so" to his supporters. 

 

 

8 minutes ago, Riggo-toni said:

Demographics would suggest that time is not on the GOP's side.  A significant proportion of its voters are seniors who will be dying off. The GOP will be relegated to a regional party covering the Bible Belt and parts of the Midwest, but will become less and less a relevant part of the national population.

 

 

It doesn't seem that way to me. I see him building momentum every day. The young are buying in because they don't know history.

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12 minutes ago, Riggo-toni said:

Demographics would suggest that time is not on the GOP's side.  A significant proportion of its voters are seniors who will be dying off. The GOP will be relegated to a regional party covering the Bible Belt and parts of the Midwest, but will become less and less a relevant part of the national population.

 

A new idiot is born every day and now people aren’t bound by that pesky truth and honesty like they used to be. No way they are slowing down just yet. 

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I watched those clips and it simply amazes me that a President of the United States would say such things openly, and more so to an audience that is made of of teenagers.

It's like Hitler hyping up his Nazi Youth.

The lies and the vileness that flows out of his mouth with such ease, and no where in that crowd does anyone say, "Wait, this isn't who we are."

Nope, instead, it's "President for life".

This garbage has been festering in our nation for a long time, and Trump is the putrid puss filled boil that needs to be lanced.

 

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24 minutes ago, AsburySkinsFan said:

I watched those clips and it simply amazes me that a President of the United States would say such things openly, and more so to an audience that is made of of teenagers.

 

I keep pointing out, we're talking about someone who, as a candidate, when asked what he planned to do about the national debt, stated that he would look to see if maybe the people we owed money to would take partial payment.  

 

(And who is, reportedly, constantly demanding that his staff come up with some way that he can decrease the value of the dollar.)  

 

Makes tweeting Kim Jong Un about how big his button is look almost not scary in comparison.  

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1 hour ago, Riggo-toni said:

Demographics would suggest that time is not on the GOP's side.  A significant proportion of its voters are seniors who will be dying off. The GOP will be relegated to a regional party covering the Bible Belt and parts of the Midwest, but will become less and less a relevant part of the national population.

 

I agree with @Chachie, I think Trump is building momentum among younger, less educated whites.

 

Hes setting up a race based on racial lines.

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1 hour ago, Riggo-toni said:

Demographics would suggest that time is not on the GOP's side.  A significant proportion of its voters are seniors who will be dying off. The GOP will be relegated to a regional party covering the Bible Belt and parts of the Midwest, but will become less and less a relevant part of the national population.

 

Which is why their current strategy for elections is to suppress as much of the non-white vote as they can.  Getting those laws passed now so they can be applied for years to come.  The will of the people is not their goal. Hasn't been for awhile. 

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Hey Siri, look up "Presidential Harassment" in the US Federal Law.....

"Ok, Here's what I found under "Presidential Harassment" in the US Federal Law...."One orange fat **** who can dish it out but can't take it."

 

Listen up Cheeto, when you make EVERYONE a target, then you lose the right to complain when they turn their focus on you.

Get ****ed asshole.

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1 hour ago, Springfield said:

 

I agree with @Chachie, I think Trump is building momentum among younger, less educated whites.

 

Hes setting up a race based on racial lines.

 

There just aren't that many younger, less educated whites.  Relatively speaking, of course. 

 

Only 1/3 of people ages 18-38 approve of Trump according to the latest polls.  And that's in a poll where Trump is pretty close to his all-time high overall. 

http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/NPR_PBS-NewsHour_Marist-Poll_USA-NOS-and-Tables_1907190926.pdf#page=3

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53 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

There just aren't that many younger, less educated whites.  Relatively speaking, of course. 

 

Only 1/3 of people ages 18-38 approve of Trump according to the latest polls.  And that's in a poll where Trump is pretty close to his all-time high overall. 

http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/NPR_PBS-NewsHour_Marist-Poll_USA-NOS-and-Tables_1907190926.pdf#page=3

 

But isn’t he at like 98% among Republicans?

 

And yes I realize that has not much to do with young dumb whites, but it says to me that he’s appealing to something on the right.

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