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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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1 hour ago, NoCalMike said:

 

I understand that is their strategy.  What I am asking is if there is any actual merit to their argument.  Has this been successfully argued before or furthermore, is it even up to the President and his lawyers to make the self-determination that "there is no legislative purpose?"

 

No is the short answer. Packing the courts and hoping judges will forget their oath of office like they do is what they are betting on.

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24 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

 

No is the short answer. Packing the courts and hoping judges will forget their oath of office like they do is what they are betting on.

 

Ok so my suspicions that they are just basically making up their own rules based on nothing are correct and they are just hoping a favorable judge goes along with the nonsense?

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Seems like he's passing up a lot of money.

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2 hours ago, NoCalMike said:

 

I understand that is their strategy.  What I am asking is if there is any actual merit to their argument.  Has this been successfully argued before or furthermore, is it even up to the President and his lawyers to make the self-determination that "there is no legislative purpose?"

 

it has been argued before and is simply asserting the restrictions to the committees powers.

 

It is certainly up to POTUS and any individual whether to comply with a demand.

 

in general the court encourages them to negotiate with each other.

 

https://www.lawfareblog.com/congressional-subpoena-power-and-executive-privilege-coming-showdown-between-branches

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2 hours ago, NoCalMike said:

is it even up to the President and his lawyers to make the self-determination that "there is no legislative purpose?"

**** no.

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2 hours ago, twa said:

 

it has been argued before and is simply asserting the restrictions to the committees powers.

 

 

 

Ok but are the specific documents (generally speaking) being requested, outside the realm of what the committee would/could subpoena to help aid in on-going investigations?  Or is Trump's legal team making the argument that the simple request of these documents for any purpose is outside the realm of congressional powers? I go back to his legal team saying "no legislative purpose" and have a hard time reconciling with them being able to make that determination. 

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Posted (edited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

 

He must have realized he didn't want to throw away his reputation quite yet.

Smart man, Trump people can't get jobs afterwards...hell, I even heard they can't get laid. Sarah Sanders was supposed to leave well over a year ago for another job, I guess that fell through? Thats why I like Mcgahn, he's still a republican, but he realizes that going down with Trump will end his career. If the Dems are smart, they'll target him hard.

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4 hours ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

**** no.

 

Who then?

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13 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

Part of me still thinks that this is one of the defining characteristics about the Trump administration.  The fact that their national security expert is stunned to find out that, when you phone the Russian ambassador, the NSA records the phone call.  

 

Although I'll also admit, I'm kinda under the impression that the recording of that conversation is classified.  Not sure I agree with releasing it.  Even if, well, the Russians already have it.  (Come on.  What are the odds that the Russians don't record all of the ambassador's phone calls, too?)

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In case if anyone was still on the fence about this guy being a stooge.

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OK, so let's just take it for granted that every single Republican lawmaker (and every member of the spin machine" now intends to spend the next year and a half on opera level fits of mock outrage over the thought of FISA, used on American citizens, is a unconstitutional abuse of government power to target citizens based on their politics, . . . . 

 

Odds that all (or any, for that matter) will vote to remove that government authority are . . . . ?

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Barr is so full of it.  He is simply putting on a charade to further the mis-information campaign and he knows it.  He keeps throwing around these scenarios but then turns around and does everything but outright admit his accusations are based on.......nothing.   He can't elaborate on anything because there isn't an "anything" there to begin with.  It's sad that anyone is buying this for one second and the more frustrating thing about this whole situation is most people are still arguing over Barr's Summary of the Mueller report instead of the actual Mueller report. 

 

I also find it highly comical that Team Trump is turning to Jim "Gym" Jordan for guidance on how to defend against House Subpoenas.  The same Jim Jordan who comes off like a complete idiot anytime he opens his mouth? Long overdue for people to go back and investigate his role in sexual abuse cover ups. 

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All of this infuriates me to no end. We should be in the middle of impeachment proceedings and all this nonsense would be put to rest. They could call everyone and inquire and put it out for America why an investigation was started. Barr is a true POS and as unAmerican as it gets. 

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When Trump says things like "Nothing like has ever happened before..." he does realize that his knowledge of politics/history is very likely below that of a kindergarten student, yeah?

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4 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

When Trump says things like "Nothing like has ever happened before..." he does realize that his knowledge of politics/history is very likely below that of a kindergarten student, yeah?

 

Well, he's probably right. 

 

I mean, it's not like all our previous candidates had staff members boasting that Russia had promised to help them. I really hope he's the first. 

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