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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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Fixing the Republican Party (new material on pg 9)

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On 1/15/2019 at 8:41 AM, Rdskns2000 said:

Not just his cabinet but the party itself. How many Congress critters, also are paid by Russia.

Do you really believe that?

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19 minutes ago, Tarpon75 said:

Do you really believe that?

 

No. I'm sure that virtually the entire GOP senate is cool with lifting sanctions on Russian gangsters for perfectly innocent reasons. 

 

No doubt some local fisherman out for a pleasure cruise, at night, in eel infested waters. 

 

 

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This is gold. Follow the thread. It's a Who's Who of fake conservatives and con-people. These are the people who call lifelong conservatives "cucks". 

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2 minutes ago, @SkinsGoldPants said:
This is gold. Follow the thread. It's a Who's Who of fake conservatives and con-people. These are the people who call lifelong conservatives "cucks". 

 

Thats the party though 

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The Republican party is now the party of hate, fear, ignorance, and intolernace.

 

Until you shed those losers, that's what you are.

 

Say what you will about people like Trump and McConnell, but they are being empowered by the rest of the loons.

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17 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

 

Say what you will about people like Trump and McConnell, but they are being empowered by the rest of the loons.

 

Basically.  Trump is the loon that the transformation of the party has been craving for.   

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On 2/9/2019 at 1:20 PM, Tarpon75 said:

Do you really believe that?

Yes.  When we go after Trump for treason, several GOP congresscritters will be gone after to; for their treason.

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2 minutes ago, superozman said:

I thought I'd find like minded conservatives in here....whoops!  😂

 

 

 

I'm curious as to what conservatism is considered these days. 

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2 hours ago, Hersh said:

 

I'm curious as to what conservatism is considered these days. 

 

For me, I am one for open & free markets, limited government interaction, strong families & values, and individual/personal responsibility.  High level.  

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i just noticed from that poll... 92% of people that voted for trump say they either somewhat approve or strongly approve of the job he is doing.... the idea that there are all these dis-satisfied Trump voters that have turned on him.... appears to be crap

 

this means that the massive majority of people that dislike the job he is doing either voted against him already or didn't vote at all last time.       History doesn't give a high probability of a whole bunch of people that don't normally vote suddenly deciding to show up at the polls....

 

... The key to getting rid of Trump in the next election is to getting those deadbeats to the damned polls.   (and republicans obviously understand that THEIR key to victory is voter suppression... and they are clearly (and disgustingly) acting on that imperative.)    

On 1/22/2019 at 3:22 PM, mcsluggo said:

 

 

 

 

 

and.....  finally....  82% of Republicans approve of the job Donald Trump has done as President 

 

 

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Edit.... THIS poll ^^^

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4 minutes ago, mcsluggo said:

i just noticed from that poll... 92% of people that voted for trump say they either somewhat approve or strongly approve of the job he is doing.... the idea that there are all these dis-satisfied Trump voters that have turned on him.... appears to be crap

 

 

Note:  that's 92% of people who admit that they voted for Trump. 

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3 hours ago, superozman said:

 

For me, I am one for open & free markets, limited government interaction, strong families & values, and individual/personal responsibility.  High level.  

 

its funny... because Trump is the single worst example of ALL of those that has been seen in a politician in a generation.   

 

... but i realize that it just doesn't matter.... 

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3 hours ago, superozman said:

 

For me, I am one for open & free markets, limited government interaction, strong families & values, and individual/personal responsibility.  High level.  

 

Do you currently oppose the GOP in its current form? If so, what would you like to see happen to get back to the items you listed?

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11 hours ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Yes.  When we go after Trump for treason, several GOP congresscritters will be gone after to; for their treason.

 It’s not happening .

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11 hours ago, superozman said:

 

For me, I am one for open & free markets, limited government interaction, strong families & values, and individual/personal responsibility.  High level.  

There are a few of us here but it is a lefty dominated forum. Most of us don't post much; I don't feel like having drawn out arguments where both sides can find "proof" to back up their opinions. It's a waste of time and you won't be convincing most of the people here despite a good argument. 

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16 hours ago, JCB said:

So . . . Incredibly vague slogans? Cool!

 

I'm assuming this is to my post.  I will go into more detail here and if you want to discuss pros/cons i'm all for it, but I didn't want to go into length and be picked apart when i might just get bashed no matter how i phrase it.  Open/Free market - I believe this is where a lot of things that people all over the place use come from, the benefit of an open and free market.  Every single one of us has the opportunity to go into any field, invent anything, take any amount of risk and put something out there that can change the landscape of any field.

 

I enjoy limited government interaction - I don't want to pay the government money for them to spread around to everyone for various aspects of life, when everyone has the opportunity to make their own choices.  I am, however, happy to pay into for services that help those that are less fortunate, social security, etc.

 

I am big on indivuals face certain choices and that can and will shape their future.   And you need to take responsibility for poor choices.  Also families is huge to me.  I dont care how that family is shaped (IE - Dad/Mom, Dad/Dad, Mom/Mom) but just that the family structure is  there for kids. 

 

15 hours ago, mcsluggo said:

 

its funny... because Trump is the single worst example of ALL of those that has been seen in a politician in a generation.   

 

... but i realize that it just doesn't matter.... 

I don't agree with a lot that Trump says or does, I did not vote for him.  However, there are some things that i think is awesome that he's done.

 

 

15 hours ago, Hersh said:

 

Do you currently oppose the GOP in its current form? If so, what would you like to see happen to get back to the items you listed?

Do you mean Trump, or do you think the GOP has strayed from those core values in total (IE - most R's are too far right or something?)

 

7 hours ago, sportjunkie07 said:

There are a few of us here but it is a lefty dominated forum. Most of us don't post much; I don't feel like having drawn out arguments where both sides can find "proof" to back up their opinions. It's a waste of time and you won't be convincing most of the people here despite a good argument. 

I see that LOL.  I'm always up for good convo.  I really started getting into politics in my early 30's (35 now), but I feel that most places is left leaning dominant - and every person who says they are to the right it's like a curse LOL.  But if my convo here turns into a **** show, then i'll step away.  

 

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Some of the things you said you believe in are the opposite of what the GOP has become. For the record the GOP=Trump. They are indistinguishable.

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23 minutes ago, Hersh said:

Some of the things you said you believe in are the opposite of what the GOP has become. For the record the GOP=Trump. They are indistinguishable.

 

I agree.   But while Trump is in office and people are working for a narcissistic leader in Trump, the GOP folks in government will most likely pander to Trump.  Trump will pander to the base.  If Dems win in 2020, you will hear about what we heard when Romney ran against Obama "We need to look at ourselves, what the party truly means, etc.".

 

I could probably be more Libertarian (Which is who I voted for last election), but majority of the time people speak right/left.

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Thanks for the clarification, Oz. My apologies if I came across as overly snarky. My opinion is that the Republicans have for decades gotten away with shady **** because of the manipulability of "freedom" and "family," etc. Dems just SUCK at branding.

 

Hope you find a party that represents your values better than the GOP.

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18 minutes ago, JCB said:

Thanks for the clarification, Oz. My apologies if I came across as overly snarky. My opinion is that the Republicans have for decades gotten away with shady **** because of the manipulability of "freedom" and "family," etc. Dems just SUCK at branding.

 

Hope you find a party that represents your values better than the GOP.

 

Ha, not gonna lie - I rolled my eyes seeing the post.  LOL, thank you for responding though.  

 

I agree Rs have gotten away with things, no matter the guise they've hid behind.  Doesn't mean citizens like me can hope that there are some good politicians out there (Good enough) that uphold values.  

 

In the meantime, we have who we have and hopefully the ship can get corrected.  With someone new.  And as I stated in a different thread, with a Republican people can get behind.

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