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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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This link was posted in another thread, but I thought it belonged better in this one.  (Although, actually, it more affects elections after 2020.)  

 

WaPo (Opinion):The Trump administration pushes for a change that could derail the census

 

Basically, the R's want to add a question to the 2020 census, asking respondents about their US Citizenship status.  Editorial at least claims (and it seems like a reasonable assumption, but still an assumption) that this question will have the effect of causing illegals to simply not report themselves as "present" at all, resulting in the populations of Dem-voting areas being under-counted.  

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5 hours ago, Larry said:

This link was posted in another thread, but I thought it belonged better in this one.  (Although, actually, it more affects elections after 2020.)  

 

WaPo (Opinion):The Trump administration pushes for a change that could derail the census

 

Basically, the R's want to add a question to the 2020 census, asking respondents about their US Citizenship status.  Editorial at least claims (and it seems like a reasonable assumption, but still an assumption) that this question will have the effect of causing illegals to simply not report themselves as "present" at all, resulting in the populations of Dem-voting areas being under-counted.  

 

My reaction is that, sure, even considering this is a bad look for the Trump administration because of the obvious racial undertones.  In reality, any proposed change that actually might happen (and this proposal is not at that stage yet) would result in a lengthy court battle that probably would not be resolved far enough ahead of time to change the census.  Then the question becomes:  does the simple fact that this was a thing that was considered also drive down responses among the targeted populations.  

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Maybe this is more a discussion for the immigration thread but to me, illegals shouldnt count toward number of representatives.  I can understand wanting to know how many illegals are in an area but it wouldnt surprise me they wouldnt wamt to answer on a census anyways.  I think the amount of representation for a certain area should be based on the number of citizens, not number of warm bodies though.

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Seems like a good question to ask relative to the others on the census.

 

Sucks that we are at the point such a question is divisive.

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3 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Maybe this is more a discussion for the immigration thread but to me, illegals shouldnt count toward number of representatives.  I can understand wanting to know how many illegals are in an area but it wouldnt surprise me they wouldnt wamt to answer on a census anyways.  I think the amount of representation for a certain area should be based on the number of citizens, not number of warm bodies though.

 

It is a interesting question whether the large % of illegals here in Texas increase our voting power(the same for Cali ect)

 

If ya combined the illegal numbers for Texas, Cali and Florida it is more than total population for many states combined :)

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I'm a little surprised about not wanting to count illegals- its a bit of a wash politically.

 

They count for representation and getting some types of population-based federal funds, but they aren't actually allowed to vote, so border states like AZ and TX should be loving that deal.

 

Then again, blue states with large illegal immigrant populations like California and Colorado also benefit from that as well.

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Are we sure this isn't just a tactic to give Trump an excuse for his voter fraud rants and or get these people to out themselves so they can be arrested by ICE.

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8 hours ago, Larry said:

This link was posted in another thread, but I thought it belonged better in this one.  (Although, actually, it more affects elections after 2020.)  

 

WaPo (Opinion):The Trump administration pushes for a change that could derail the census

 

Basically, the R's want to add a question to the 2020 census, asking respondents about their US Citizenship status.  Editorial at least claims (and it seems like a reasonable assumption, but still an assumption) that this question will have the effect of causing illegals to simply not report themselves as "present" at all, resulting in the populations of Dem-voting areas being under-counted.  

Well should illegals be counted for the purpose of Government representation?  Now I think they should be counted for census purposes but including them in the numbers to determine Congressional Representation?

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3 hours ago, LadySkinsFan said:

More voter manipulation. ****ers

???? What has this to do with voting?  Are you upset that Illegals won't be able to vote? Can't see how that would effect them one way or the other.  It could have an effect on Representation.

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I don't want this question for the simple reason that the government hires huge quantities of people to canvas the entire U.S., and I don't trust that the numbers of undocumented people won't be skewed to affect voter districts.

 

With all the voter suppression and gerrymandering shenanigans the Republicans do, I don't trust them a bit.

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27 minutes ago, visionary said:

Are we sure this isn't just a tactic to give Trump an excuse for his voter fraud rants and or get these people to out themselves so they can be arrested by ICE.

It would be stupid to use the Census as a tool to report criminal activity to law enforcement.  But then we are talking Trump.

4 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

I don't want this question for the simple reason that the government hires huge quantities of people to canvas the entire U.S., and I don't trust that the numbers of undocumented people won't be skewed to affect voter districts.

Well if this is what you fear there is nothing to prevent them from skewing data anyway by under or over reporting. (The question would have little impact if the census is corrupted as you fear).

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14 minutes ago, nonniey said:

Well should illegals be counted for the purpose of Government representation?  Now I think they should be counted for census purposes but including them in the numbers to determine Congressional Representation?

 

SCOTUS said yes to the first.

Creates interesting dynamics since many cities allow them to vote,but state and federal do not.

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I think that it is a fair question to include, as would be showing ID to vote. However, like voter ID, the motive is obvious and would  be why I would disagree with including it. Same could be said with purging the roles. I think I made a similar point on a thread last year some time where we were asked about our political contradictions thread. In theory all of this makes sense, but motive should prevent it from happening. Now if there was bi-partisan support, then maybe. We all know that isn't gonna happen. 

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For what it is worth, census has been asked to report populations' responses for the purposes of detainment in the past. The Census and its director at the time refused. The internment camps happened anyway, but Census data was not used. The question is whether we still have faith in the politically appointed director at the time to maintain similar moral stands when Congress and law enforcement ask? Why put them in the position.

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Oprah said she wasn't running.

 

Trump has broken the celebrity barrier; so any celeb may consider running now and this country is dumb enough to actually elect one of them into office.

 

President Jay Z

President Rock

Etc..

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13 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

If oprah becomes a serious democrat candidate im just giving up on America and movin to the Bahamas to play golf and drink ****tails every day for the rest of my life. 

If I had the ability to do that I would no matter candidate or election outcomes.  What are you thinking man?  Just go!

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