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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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Elecciones Presidenciales 11/3/2020- Meltdown Manchild Donny vs Superplanner Lizzie & some other Dems

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So I'm no lawyer but is this even legal?  Can the Feds stop a state from enacting a law until the DOJ has a chance to review it?  How would she enact and enforce this policy?  I would think the only way to stop a state would be through the judicial branch.  

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38 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

 

So I'm no lawyer but is this even legal?  Can the Feds stop a state from enacting a law until the DOJ has a chance to review it?  How would she enact and enforce this policy?  I would think the only way to stop a state would be through the judicial branch.  

 

Gonna create federal abortion centers that are exempt from state laws?  

 

But on a more realistic note, I assume what she's actually promising is "I will appoint judges who are just as partisan on this issue as the Republicans do."  

 

And no, I'm not sure I approve of that message, either.  

 

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14 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

Gonna create federal abortion centers that are exempt from state laws?  

 

But on a more realistic note, I assume what she's actually promising is "I will appoint judges who are just as partisan on this issue as the Republicans do."  

 

And no, I'm not sure I approve of that message, either.  

 

And this is whats frustrating me so much with most of these interviews.  Why was she not challeneged on that?  Make candidates actually explain HOW they are going to do whatever it is they propose.  

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10 hours ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

 

 

What's the argument they are trying to make here? Electing centrists will just provoke the hard right to rise up, so we should elect fascists to begin with?

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59 minutes ago, Corcaigh said:

 

What's the argument they are trying to make here? Electing centrists will just provoke the hard right to rise up, so we should elect fascists to begin with?

 

I think the argument is that neoliberalism fuels the rise of the extreme right, but a more leftist liberal party would limit its rise.

 

The folly of the argument is that even if neoliberalism is abandoned in favor of more leftist democratic socialism, the extreme right will continue to consolidate power and influence. The rise of a fascist right is driven far more by cultural issues than economic ones.

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1 hour ago, Corcaigh said:

 

What's the argument they are trying to make here? Electing centrists will just provoke the hard right to rise up, so we should elect fascists to begin with?

The opposite.

 

Neoliberal policies have lead to the rise of fascism. We have seen that manifest itself in this country.

1 hour ago, No Excuses said:

The folly of the argument is that even if neoliberalism is abandoned in favor of more leftist democratic socialism, the extreme right will continue to consolidate power and influence. The rise of a fascist right is driven far more by cultural issues than economic ones.

I dont know if this true. I am not denying that there wouldn't be fascist and racist elements out there but how loud would those voices be if people had adequate healthcare, clean water, and even a pension? 

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7 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

 

I dont know if this true. I am not denying that there wouldn't be fascist and racist elements out there but how loud would those voices be if people had adequate healthcare, clean water, and even a pension? 

 

I submit that a strong percentage of TrumpKlan, if not a majority, have all three of these things.

 

I’ll also remind you that noted Neo-Liberal Hillary Clinton first ran afoul of the right wing by developing a plan to provide Universal Health Care.  The whole “lock her up” thing started right then and there.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_health_care_plan_of_1993

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11 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

The opposite.

 

Neoliberal policies have lead to the rise of fascism. We have seen that manifest itself in this country.

 

I dont know if this true. I am not denying that there wouldn't be fascist and racist elements out there but how loud would those voices be if people had adequate healthcare, clean water, and even a pension? 

 

These two points wouldn't be nearly as contradictory if it was the liberals trying to take away everybody's health care, water, and pension. 

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31 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

These two points wouldn't be nearly as contradictory if it was the liberals trying to take away everybody's health care, water, and pension. 

That's the point, they are or have sat by and let things transpire.

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The issue with neoliberalism/neoliberals is not their policies necessarily (although sometimes, yeah) but their passiveness over the past 30 years to stand by and let themselves be run over by the right-wing.  Neo Liberalism's failing combined with their passiveness and going along with big money being in the equation has allowed a much harder right wing to rise and usher in policies that are taking the country backwards. 

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Deleted. I'm not fighting this idiotic claim again. 

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Just now, Larry said:

 

Ah, so now your point is that the liberals caused fascism, because after fascism gained power, they didn't stop them?  

 

This bank robbery isn't the robber's fault. Nope. It's the bank's fault, for not stopping it. 

My point is Neo-Liberals are helping this rise of fascism.

 

I am not absolving fascists for being fascists. I am saying these policies are giving it life. Please catch up.

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21 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

The issue with neoliberalism/neoliberals is not their policies necessarily (although sometimes, yeah) but their passiveness over the past 30 years to stand by and let themselves be run over by the right-wing.  Neo Liberalism's failing combined with their passiveness and going along with big money being in the equation has allowed a much harder right wing to rise and usher in policies that are taking the country backwards. 

Exactly.

 

If you are playing tug of war, the neoliberal stance has been to move with the opponent to the direction they want, instead of taking a hard stance and pulling back. Although I think that passivity is in the policies too.

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Fascists, Nazis and Bears - oh my. You guys that use the first two terms loosely (even on Trump) paint yourselves as being historically illiterate. If Fascists were in power as some of you claim there would be no election next year that could threaten their rule.

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11 minutes ago, nonniey said:

Fascists, Nazis and Bears - oh my. You guys that use the first two terms loosely (even on Trump) paint yourselves as being historically illiterate. If Fascists were in power as some of you claim there would be no election next year that could threaten their rule.

 

Right.... I mean its not like the head of the American Nazi Party ran for office last year as a Republican.

 

Oh wait thats right he did.

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/2018/7/9/17525860/nazis-russell-walker-arthur-jones-republicans-illinois-north-carolina-virginia

 

 

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2 minutes ago, clietas said:

 

Right.... I mean its not like the head of the American Nazi Party ran for office last year as a Republican.

 

Oh wait thats right he did.

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/2018/7/9/17525860/nazis-russell-walker-arthur-jones-republicans-illinois-north-carolina-virginia

 

 

Uh-Oh and now he is in power - right? So why are you all arguing over and attacking Biden - He won't be allowed to run for President if Fascists are in power.

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29 minutes ago, nonniey said:

Fascists, Nazis and Bears - oh my. You guys that use the first two terms loosely (even on Trump) paint yourselves as being historically illiterate. If Fascists were in power as some of you claim there would be no election next year that could threaten their rule.

 

so if somehow he blocks elections next year, will you finally get that these assholes subverted the Constitution?

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9 minutes ago, nonniey said:

Uh-Oh and now he is in power - right? So why are you all arguing over and attacking Biden - He won't be allowed to run for President if Fascists are in power.

 

The Republican party is filled with white supremacists, facists, and Nazis. You seem to be ok with that. #Freedom.

 

Just curious. When Democrats are repeatedly called socialists by elected officials and national "news" outlets do you fell the same as when Republicans are called Nazis, fascists, and white supremacists? Or are you historically illiterate yourself? 

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9 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

 

so if somehow he blocks elections next year, will you finally get that these assholes subverted the Constitution?

And if he doesn't block elections what will you learn?

6 minutes ago, clietas said:

 

The Republican party is filled with white supremacists, facists, and Nazis. You seem to be ok with that. #Freedom.

 

Just curious. When Democrats are repeatedly called socialists by elected officials and national "news" outlets do you fell the same as when Republicans are called Nazis, fascists, and white supremacists? Or are you historically illiterate yourself? 

I believe there are some Dems who call themselves socialists. Most elected Dems aren't socialists but some are and they are loud. 

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