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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 head coach, 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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Fixing the Republican Party (new material on pg 9)

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11 minutes ago, Larry said:

Please tell me that's an April Fools joke. 

Ha! I wish.

That's what passes for Christianity in America.

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It's empty now. What did it say?

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14 minutes ago, JCB said:

It's empty now. What did it say?

 

Robertson Claims Vision of Jesus With AK-47, Camo Means He’ll Soon Return

 

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Televangelist Pat Robertson said he had received a message from Jesus Christ telling him that he was pleased with the work of President Donald Trump. 

 

“Last night, I was praying and Jesus came to me in a vision. Jesus had his bags packed and was wearing camo and carrying an AK-47,” said Robertson on “The 700 Club. “That means he’s getting ready to come back and take care of Israel’s enemies.”

 

 

This is the only source I can find for this. Still hope it's an April Fools joke. 

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29 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Makes sense actually when you think about how much Jesus advocated for violence.

 

I'm pretty sure he fell asleep with a Chuck Norris movie on. 

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This is your Republican party today..........

 

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In the conversation Stringer and Hamilton talk about what he should ask the speaker about. Hamilton said Stringer should ask about child trafficking.

In response, he said that sex trafficking wasn’t a concern. “I don’t like to demonize it,” he explained......

.....Stringer allegedly said, “I like being a daddy figure for the little girls when they sit on my lap.”

https://mavenroundtable.io/theintellectualist/news/arizona-republican-claims-that-sex-trafficking-does-not-damage-children-Pdyb4lGDm0iKFgBPxgtXAw/?fbclid=IwAR2fz8YV12Lrwv2E658xHbvABMNxwMzs_95NQ7AvGvmgVCCRuA-VOx26fS8

 

You "fix" these ****ers the same way you fixed Ole Yeller once he went rabid, not out of malice but out of compassion for us all

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From Donald Trump to Roy Moore, it has been abundantly clear that white men who sexually abuse women are not only welcomed in the GOP, but are considered the ideal candidates fit to govern the nation.

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On 4/6/2019 at 4:17 PM, Larry said:

 

Robertson Claims Vision of Jesus With AK-47, Camo Means He’ll Soon Return

 

 

This is the only source I can find for this. Still hope it's an April Fools joke. 

From the "source's About tab on their website:

 

The Business Standard News is a satirical site designed to parody the 24-hour news cycle. The stories are outlandish, but reality is so strange nowadays they could be true.

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39 minutes ago, Popeman38 said:

From the "source's About tab on their website:

 

The Business Standard News is a satirical site designed to parody the 24-hour news cycle. The stories are outlandish, but reality is so strange nowadays they could be true.

 

Yeah, when the tweet disappeared, and I went looking for a link (in response to the person who asked), and I found out that a Google for the story returned:

 

1)  Business Standard News.

2)  One person's Facebook page

3)  ES (this thread)

4)  And no other sites

 

I pretty much assumed it was an April Fool's joke.  

 

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3 hours ago, Popeman38 said:

From the "source's About tab on their website:

 

The Business Standard News is a satirical site designed to parody the 24-hour news cycle. The stories are outlandish, but reality is so strange nowadays they could be true.

So here's the worst part about this, when a satire site posts an article and it's absurdity is indistinguishable from the reality. 

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Kind of like the fake trump twitter

 

i honestly can’t tell which is which

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It's the white Christians swinging the average there. They believe that if they aren't free to discriminate against people then they are being discriminated against.

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45 minutes ago, AsburySkinsFan said:

It's the white Christians swinging the average there. They believe that if they aren't free to discriminate against people then they are being discriminated against.

 

I hope its the only discrimination they ever face as a people again and at the same time I hope they feel it every waking moment of their lives. In their sleep too. 

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13 minutes ago, Llevron said:

 

I hope its the only discrimination they ever face as a people again and at the same time I hope they feel it every waking moment of their lives. In their sleep too. 

Yeah, this type of "discussion" is exactly why I don't even bother with the political discussions in the Tailgate.  This is the lefties preaching to the proverbial choir.  Get out of your echo chamber.  The fact that you guys point out the splinters the Republican party, but don't see the plank in your own regarding things like racism is pretty telling. 

 

And, I'm sorry, but "White Christians" aren't out there doing things like stoning people for their sexual orientation, but you don't want to bring up Sharia law or the extremists in the Muslim faith.  Instead, you'd rather go after someone for refusing to bake a cake... give me a break.  

 

(edit) And I can tell by the reaction I just received that you just don't get it.  

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Just now, Rex Tomb said:

Yeah, this type of "discussion" is exactly why I don't even bother with the political discussions in the Tailgate.  This is the lefties preaching to the proverbial choir.  Get out of your echo chamber.  The fact that you guys point out the splinters the Republican party, but don't see the plank in your own regarding things like racism is pretty telling. 

 

And, I'm sorry, but "White Christians" aren't out there doing things like stoning people for their sexual orientation, but you don't want to bring up Sharia law or the extremists in the Muslim faith.  Instead, you'd rather go after someone for refusing to bake a cake... give me a break.  

 

Seems like I hit a nerve (when asking that the only discrimination white Christians ever face is not being able to discriminate against other people, for ****s sake lol) Tell me how you really feel playa. 

 

I would also like to point out that even if you aint the hit dog in this particular case, you sure dont know what the hell you are talking about. You just sound like another victimized white dude. Which isnt the topic here and I dont plan to derail. So maybe go back to not "even bothering with the political discussions in the tailgate". I bet we would all like it better that way, yourself included. 

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1 minute ago, Llevron said:

 

I would also like to point out that even if you aint the hit dog in this particular case, you sure dont know what the hell you are talking about. You just sound like another victimized white dude. Which isnt the topic here and I dont plan to derail. So maybe go back to not "even bothering with the political discussions in the tailgate". I bet we would all like it better that way, yourself included. 

 

The unfortunate thing is I was actually intrigued by the topic; I thought it might actually be a though provoking discussion.  But, instead, it turned into an anti-white, anti-Christian tirade.  And, in the words of every offended lefty out there: "did you just assume my gender"?

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Just now, Rex Tomb said:

 I thought 

 

Breaking news here folks lol

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Keyboard warriors unite!  

 

Awfully tough there behind your computer screen.  

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14 minutes ago, Rex Tomb said:

But, instead, it turned into an anti-white, anti-Christian tirade.

 

Wow........

 

Tirade? Really?

 

 

reWow

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15 minutes ago, Rex Tomb said:

Keyboard warriors unite!  

 

Awfully tough there behind your computer screen.  

 

Aww im just funnin ya. Dont take it that personal. I dont wanna fight you, not even from my computer screen. 

 

Lets be serious, then. You come in here asking (nicely) that Dems or people on the left of the conversation from you (you never really clarified, so im not sure. Lefties can mean alot) get out of our echo chambers but proceeded to use the same tired, unhelpful rhetoric that one would assume you only really learn in a right leaning echo chamber yourself. Your posts are absolutely littered with them. Words/phrases like lefties, Sharia Law, extremists Muslims, that whole cake thing (all of thats just one post, btw), anti-white, anti-christian, offended lefty and even throw in keyboard warrior for fun. Nothing about that is thought provoking. So saying thats what you came here for is just stupid and its not fooling anyone. Least of all me. 

 

You say you come here for provoking thought, yet you provide the exact opposite. At least im upfront about my bull****. So lets talk, then. I think the first thing the Republican party has to do, is change this "Im the victim" attitude and have some pride in itself again. Change my mind. 

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As someone who is for smaller government, the GOP has betrayed me. GWB grew spending by over 7 1/2 % /year, the fastest rate since FDR.

 

As someone who advocates balanced budgets with modest structural surpluses, the last two GOP Presidents have been disastrous.

 

Free Trade? Trump is sabotaging Reagan's brainchildren of NAFTA and the WTO. The latter he pushed for (though it took Clinton to finally pass both) largely as a way to phase out agricultural subsidies...which Trump is now pumping up to unprecedented levels to compensate for the damage his protectionism is inflicting.  The TPP was indeed the "gold standard" of trade deals, but was dead on Trump's arrival.

 

I was once a Republican, but the abomination that exists now has devolved into nothing more than a vehicle for Trump and his cult of personality. It has, as Bobby Jindal forewarned, become the party of stupid. It is beyond saving.

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