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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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7 hours ago, NoCalMike said:

 

Ok let's handle this one first.  Is "limited legislative use" currently the litmus test for whether documents must be turned over?  If so, who gets to make the determination as to what the legislative usage of said documents could produce.    Can you give examples of documents being refused for this same reasoning in the past and it holding up in court?

 

 

 

there are numerous litmus tests, that being one

 

either the courts will decide or throw it back to the other two branches to negotiate.

 

can you give a example of a similar demand of a presidents financials??

 

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53 minutes ago, twa said:

 

there are numerous litmus tests, that being one

 

either the courts will decide or throw it back to the other two branches to negotiate.

 

can you give a example of a similar demand of a presidents financials??

 

 

Congress has a Constitutional responsibility for oversight. The "legislative purpose" argument is nonsense pushed (weakly) by Trump's lawyers... which by the way was just called nonsense by a Federal judge. 

 

This is probably the first time Congress has had to subpoena tax returns and financial docs because it's the first time we've had a President that hasn't released his tax returns, first time a president has suspect ties to foreign govts, and potential conflicts of interest that would cause him to put his personal financial well-being ahead of the country's. So yeah, pretty unique situation in the history of our country.  

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twa will defend whatever the GOP does and repeat their mindless talking points like the good little drone that he is (see: "Obama judges"). And when he can't, he will deflect to "But Obama" or "But Clinton".

 

Total waste of time engaging him on this.

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Commenting on it at all is a waste of time  :pint: , they will work it out eventually

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Isifhan said:

 

That was a special counsel investigation, I could certainly see that sort being more justifiable....or even impeachment investigation.

 

Pretty sure they further restricted access to tax information after that event along with access to special counsel information after Clinton.

 

Simply for legislative or regulatory is a bit of a stretch imo.

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1 minute ago, twa said:

 

That was a special counsel investigation, I could certainly see that sort being more justifiable....or even impeachment investigation.

 

Pretty sure they further restricted access to tax information after that event along with access to special counsel information after Clinton.

 

Simply for legislative or regulatory is a bit of a stretch imo.

You don't think congress saw Carters financial information?

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1 hour ago, twa said:

 

there are numerous litmus tests, that being one

 

either the courts will decide or throw it back to the other two branches to negotiate.

 

can you give a example of a similar demand of a presidents financials??

 

 

Pretty sure that if SCOTUS refuses to hear it, that won't mean "the other two branches negotiate". It will mean Trump lost and the subpoenaed material will have to be handed over. Losing in court doesn't mean everyone sits down for a tea party and figures out how to work together.

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Just now, Isifhan said:

You don't think congress saw Carters financial information?

 

I think the rules changed,as I just stated .

 

It will be interesting to see who and what leaks IF they do get what they request.

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Just now, mistertim said:

 

Pretty sure that if SCOTUS refuses to hear it, that won't mean "the other two branches negotiate". It will mean Trump lost and the subpoenaed material will have to be handed over. Losing in court doesn't mean everyone sits down for a tea party and figures out how to work it out.

 

long way to SCOTUS unless fast tracked, and they are already negotiating the appeal for the first ruling.....press release yesterday.

 

a lower court ruling is just a step up the hill.

 

SCOTUS or any court can simply direct the two other branches to negotiate a agreement instead of deciding the matter.

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16 minutes ago, twa said:

 

long way to SCOTUS unless fast tracked, and they are already negotiating the appeal for the first ruling.....press release yesterday.

 

a lower court ruling is just a step up the hill.

 

SCOTUS or any court can simply direct the two other branches to negotiate a agreement instead of deciding the matter.

 

I don't think it's going to be as long as you (or Trump) believe/hope. These two recent decisions came very quickly and it will go to appeals quickly too. And they aren't negotiating an appeal....you don't negotiate that, you just file it.

 

The courts can weigh in on a somewhat ambiguous matter by only ruling on one narrow aspect of it and then saying that the rest needs to be decided elsewhere. But this isn't especially ambiguous...the House is saying they can subpoena materials for reasons of oversight over the executive branch, and the executive branch is essentially saying that Congress can't do oversight of POTUS if it hurts his feelings. In both cases so far the judges' rulings have essentially been the judicial equivalent of "WTF? Are you guys insane?" and slapped down the Trumpies with a quickness. 

 

I have a feeling that Trump's team knows perfectly well that their arguments are legally ludicrous and will get the hammer from any competent judge. They probably have 2 long shot hopes: 1) They can just drag it out for as long as possible in the courts to try and wait out through the 2020 election or 2) SCOTUS agrees to hear it and they just pray that Kav really feels super indebted to Trump and rules in his favor. (I thought you guys hated activist judges?). The first one is looking less and less likely. The second one may be a bit more likely but I have a feeling that SCOTUS may not even agree to hear it, especially if every judge on the way to them has slapped them down citing the same SCOTUS precedents. 

 

7 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

 

 

The ravings of a goddamn lunatic. 

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I have a feeling SCOTUS punts.....OR......a guy like Roberts doesn't go for Trump's nonsense. Hell I think there is even a chance Gorsuch doesn't go along with it either.  

 

The question then becomes what happens when Trump essentially tells the Supreme Court to eff off and has Fox News/Right-wing radio backing him on it.  Do people then still try to justify his actions?

 

Oh and @twa I wasn't asking for you to repeat Trump Team's talking points on the matter.  I wanted you to state what your justification for this is. Their defense of ignoring subpoenas and refusing to turn over documents that what, 2 judges have now laughed out of court rather quickly on the grounds of abrsurdity.

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10 minutes ago, mistertim said:

The ravings of a goddamn lunatic. 

 

Yea hes actually a mad man. I think of the stories of him EATING notes to prevent leaks. ****ing nuts man. 

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16 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

I don't think it's going to be as long as you (or Trump) believe/hope. These two recent decisions came very quickly and it will go to appeals quickly too. And they aren't negotiating an appeal....you don't negotiate that, you just file it.

 

 

Yes you do negotiate appeals processes

 

https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/committee-announces-request-to-expedite-appeal-for-subpoena-of-president-s

 

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2019)—Today, the Committee on Oversight and Reform reached an agreement with the President’s attorneys to seek an expedited appeal in the Mazars case.  The request must be approved by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to take effect.

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Ramos did suggest early on that the House subpoena might be too broad, but that is a big difference from saying they’re unlawful — which is what Trump lawyers were looking for. The judge asked Trump attorney Patrick Strawbridge if he had asked Democrats to narrow the scope of their demands, and Strawbridge said he would “be happy to do so.”

“If this was an ordinary civil case, I would send you guys into a room […]  until you came out with a reasonable subpoena,” Ramos said.

 

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/for-the-second-time-this-week-federal-judge-decides-not-to-block-congressional-subpoena/

 

 

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1 hour ago, No Excuses said:

Total waste of time engaging him on this.

We’ve known this for years and yet, engagement endures.

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40 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

I have a feeling SCOTUS punts.....OR......a guy like Roberts doesn't go for Trump's nonsense. Hell I think there is even a chance Gorsuch doesn't go along with it either.  

 

The question then becomes what happens when Trump essentially tells the Supreme Court to eff off and has Fox News/Right-wing radio backing him on it.  Do people then still try to justify his actions?

 

Oh and @twa I wasn't asking for you to repeat Trump Team's talking points on the matter.  I wanted you to state what your justification for this is. Their defense of ignoring subpoenas and refusing to turn over documents that what, 2 judges have now laughed out of court rather quickly on the grounds of abrsurdity.

 

I think SCOTUS will punt. But if they do hear it, I don't think Roberts or Gorsuch will side with Trump. Roberts has already broken with the other conservative justices quite a few times. Obviously we know that Thomas and Alito will side with Trump. Kav is a toss up because he hasn't ruled on many cases yet. 

 

28 minutes ago, twa said:

 

Yes you do negotiate appeals processes

 

https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/committee-announces-request-to-expedite-appeal-for-subpoena-of-president-s

 

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2019)—Today, the Committee on Oversight and Reform reached an agreement with the President’s attorneys to seek an expedited appeal in the Mazars case.  The request must be approved by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to take effect.

 

I'm curious to have the lawyers on this site chime in here. I haven't been able to find much other information about negotiating appeals. AFAIK you file an appeal...the other side can't stop you from doing so if they don't agree. Maybe they have to agree on a fast track time frame?

 

21 minutes ago, twa said:

Ramos did suggest early on that the House subpoena might be too broad, but that is a big difference from saying they’re unlawful — which is what Trump lawyers were looking for. The judge asked Trump attorney Patrick Strawbridge if he had asked Democrats to narrow the scope of their demands, and Strawbridge said he would “be happy to do so.”

“If this was an ordinary civil case, I would send you guys into a room […]  until you came out with a reasonable subpoena,” Ramos said.

 

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/for-the-second-time-this-week-federal-judge-decides-not-to-block-congressional-subpoena/

 

This isn't an ordinary civil case though, so his statement is pretty much moot. This is a case about basic constitutional law and whether or not Congress has oversight authority over the executive branch. 

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Lawyers negotiate everything :pint:

 

Negotiating support from both parties increases the odds the court will hear it faster.

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49 minutes ago, twa said:

Lawyers negotiate everything :pint:

 

Negotiating support from both parties increases the odds the court will hear it faster.

 

That's a fair point. I was mostly just saying that it isn't required or anything for an appeal. 

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While we await the future rulings

 

 

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