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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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1 hour ago, LadySkinsFan said:

Start jailing people who refuse to comply, charged with obstruction of justice. 

 

 

Why this hasn't been the case from the start, I'll never understand. No matter how many times Congress says "Nobody is above the law," we find out minutes later that plenty of people are WAY above the law. 

 

I know, I know- due process. Poop on that. Due process is exactly how and why the White Haus and Field Marshall Barr will skate on all this. Just wait them out and laugh while they bawl.

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Congress is not the LAW, there are certainly things beyond congress's reach.

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Well looks like Hope Hicks is cooperating, at least partially. Trump probably not thrilled. 

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6 minutes ago, twa said:

 

The demands are unprecedented.....some even ridiculous, such as all of the redacted parts of the Mueller report. 

 

It will all work out in time. :pint:

 

 

 

 

 

Unprecedented situations are pretty likely to have unprecedented reactions. Not since Nixon have we seen a POTUS with so much evidence against him that he committed crimes while in office. And Trump has even more evidence against him than Nixon did. Way more documented incidents of potential obstruction.

 

Also, Nixon released his tax returns and didn't have a ton of shady overseas business dealings that could potentially impact or compromise his decision making as POTUS. 

 

Nixon never tried to illegally shift funds from the military into a pet project to please his supporters.

 

Nixon can't even touch Trump as far as how much shady crap he has going on.

 

Seeing the unredacted report in light of all of this is understandable, especially if they are moving towards impeachment hearings. As is wanting to see his tax returns.

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19 minutes ago, twa said:

 

The demands are unprecedented.....some even ridiculous, such as all of the redacted parts of the Mueller report. 

 

It will all work out in time. :pint:

 

 

 

 

 

Admiring the notion of someone who had no problem with the Whitewater or Benghazi investigations except for the fact that he's sure Hillary didn't hand over enough, announcing that it is perfectly acceptable for an Executive to refuse to comply with any congressional subpoenas whatsoever, from an investigation which began weeks ago, because . . . . Wait for it . . . . . The demands are unprecedented. 

 

(Insert definition of chutzpah here.)

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Moving towards is not legal justification, IF they want to actually start impeachment proceedings we can address what changes are likely.

 

Do you have any evidence his shifting of funds is illegal???....the folk overseeing it seem to have a different opinion.

2 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

Admiring the notion of someone who had no problem with the Whitewater or Benghazi investigations except for the fact that he's sure Hillary didn't hand over enough, announcing that it is perfectly acceptable for an Executive to refuse to comply with any congressional subpoenas whatsoever, from an investigation which began weeks ago, because . . . . Wait for it . . . . . The demands are unprecedented. 

 

(Insert definition of chutzpah here.)

 

There was quite a bit not turned over during those investigations as well as fast and furious.

 

Chutzpah is your mantle 

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25 minutes ago, twa said:

Congress is not the LAW, there are certainly things beyond congress's reach.

 

Congress' authority to oversee the other two branches SUPERCEDES the law. (Because it's a constitutional authority, rather than a legislated power.)

 

It's kinda like executive privilege, except congress's oversight authority actually exists in the constitution. 

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Just now, twa said:

Moving towards is not legal justification, IF they want to actually start impeachment proceedings we can address what changes are likely.

 

Do you have any evidence his shifting of funds is illegal???....the folk overseeing it seem to have a different opinion.

 

That's like telling a cop who sees what looks like a bag of cocaine sitting in a car center console that he can't search without an arrest warrant. Shouldn't they have access to all of the facts before having to proceed to impeachment?

 

As far as the folks overseeing the fund-shifting, they've basically been the only ones who have said "yes, this is totally legit" outside of pure partisan hacks who may have once been lawyers. I can't think of any objective lawyers who have chimed in on this who have said "yep, totally on the level". 

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In a way you can say all this refusal to turn over documents is a test run, should the House actually start impeachment proceedings.  Who is to say if they go down that road, that suddenly documents start getting turned over?  Highly doubt it. 

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1 minute ago, Larry said:

 

Congress' authority to oversee the other two branches SUPERCEDES the law. (Because it's a constitutional authority, rather than a legislated power.)

 

It's kinda like executive privilege, except congress's oversight authority actually exists in the constitution. 

 

Congresses oversight is over legislation  and impeachment

 

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No provision of the Constitution expressly authorizes either house of Congress to make investigations and exact testimony to the end that it may exercise its legislative functions effectively and advisedly.

https://law.justia.com/constitution/us/article-1/05-congressional-investigations.html

 

 

 

6 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

That's like telling a cop who sees what looks like a bag of cocaine sitting in a car center console that he can't search without an arrest warrant. Shouldn't they have access to all of the facts before having to proceed to impeachment?

 

As far as the folks overseeing the fund-shifting, they've basically been the only ones who have said "yes, this is totally legit" outside of pure partisan hacks who may have once been lawyers. I can't think of any objective lawyers who have chimed in on this who have said "yep, totally on the level". 

 

Congress is not a cop, not even a judge or jury UNLESS impeachment proceedings begin....investigation is part of impeachment hearings.

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38 minutes ago, twa said:

 

Congresses oversight is over legislation  and impeachment

 

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Congress is not a cop, not even a judge or jury UNLESS impeachment proceedings begin....investigation is part of impeachment hearings.

 

Just so I understand....NOW you're a strict constructionist? I assume you were outraged by the Behghazi and email investigations then? 

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1 hour ago, NoCalMike said:

Well looks like Hope Hicks is cooperating, at least partially. Trump probably not thrilled. 

She is?

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25 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

Just so I understand....NOW you're a strict constructionist? I assume you were outraged by the Behghazi and email investigations then? 

 

I thought them handled poorly, I'm not even outraged at some of the committees present demands....amused maybe .

 

speaking of which, some of congresses legal moves are a real hoot.

 

 

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3 hours ago, twa said:

 

Congresses oversight is over legislation  and impeachment

 

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Congress is not a cop, not even a judge or jury UNLESS impeachment proceedings begin....investigation is part of impeachment hearings.

 

Admiring the suddenly-discovered rule that congress may not request any information whatsoever from the executive branch until AFTER impeachment. 

 

It's amazing how many rules didn't exist until the President was Republican. 

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2 hours ago, twa said:

Admiring the way you manufacture bs.

 

Well it does seem to be your position, more or less. That the House can't demand documents about POTUS from the WH unless they've begun impeachment hearings. At least you keep returning to that. Is that not your stance?

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59 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

Well it does seem to be your position, more or less. That the House can't demand documents about POTUS from the WH unless they've begun impeachment hearings. At least you keep returning to that. Is that not your stance?

 

they can demand anything, however the law does not support that unilateral demand 🧐

 

the rules on executive privilege and immunity both exist and matter, as do prohibitions on GJ info and other ongoing legal matters

 

Impeachment hearings increase the need and right to testimony/documents by nature of exercising impeachment powers rather than legislative ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, twa said:

 

they can demand anything, however the law does not support that unilateral demand 🧐

 

the rules on executive privilege and immunity both exist and matter, as do prohibitions on GJ info and other ongoing legal matters

 

Impeachment hearings increase the need and right to testimony/documents by nature of exercising impeachment powers rather than legislative ones.

 

 

Hold on a second. Executive privilege is mentioned in the Constitution as many times as Congress's ability to subpoena documents from the executive branch is...zero. You can't have it both ways. Either you're a strict constructionist or you aren't.

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4 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

Hold on a second. Executive privilege is mentioned in the Constitution as many times as Congress's ability to subpoena documents from the executive branch is...zero. You can't have it both ways. Either you're a strict constructionist or you aren't.

 

so neither exist

 

when have I ever claimed to be a strict anything???  :ols:

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