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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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Presidential Election :11/3/2020- Trump the Impeached vs Superplanner Lizzie, Shake Your Booty Pete & some other Dems

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1 hour ago, visionary said:

 

 

Ehhh...if I'm her I'd accept.  Absolutely want every outlet possible as I would know I have a steep hill to climb with Biden and Bernie.  

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The more Democrat candidates that appear on Faux, the more credibility Faux gets. They are State TV, and they need to go. It's like CNN putting Trump on all the time during the 2016 election season.

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5 hours ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

FTR I didn't think you were implying agecide.  I took it as you were gleefully awaiting the death of a generation.  That's not as bad as wanting agecide but it still makes you a ****ty person.

Not gleefully, it just needs to happen for the country to move in the direction the majority wants it to go. If waiting for some crappy people to die makes me crappy, so be it.

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16 minutes ago, Springfield said:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/14/did-presidential-primary-debates-make-any-difference/?utm_term=.aa618bcb1519

 

Basically the debates made no difference.  Both Hillary and Trump led going in.  I would assume that it’s safe to say that Biden is your nominee.  Who’s gonna take the VP though?  I’d prefer Harris or Warren.

I believe the Dems don't have a winner take all system for their primaries and caucuses.  If a large number of candidates stay in the race, look for a brokered convention where anyone could win.  

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22 minutes ago, Springfield said:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/14/did-presidential-primary-debates-make-any-difference/?utm_term=.aa618bcb1519

 

Basically the debates made no difference.  Both Hillary and Trump led going in.  I would assume that it’s safe to say that Biden is your nominee.  Who’s gonna take the VP though?  I’d prefer Harris or Warren.

 

Yeeesh. 

 

Kamala better get 10,000 times more poised really fast or Trump 2.0 is almost a given. 

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24 minutes ago, Springfield said:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/14/did-presidential-primary-debates-make-any-difference/?utm_term=.aa618bcb1519

 

Basically the debates made no difference.  Both Hillary and Trump led going in.  I would assume that it’s safe to say that Biden is your nominee.  Who’s gonna take the VP though?  I’d prefer Harris or Warren.

 

That's one year.  It is a mistake to draw conclusions from one year like that.

 

The debates clearly had an impact in 2008.

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1 hour ago, PeterMP said:

 

That's one year.  It is a mistake to draw conclusions from one year like that.

 

The debates clearly had an impact in 2008.

 

I think 2008 is a long time ago politically speaking.  Plus, in 16 we had Bernie and 08 we had Barack.

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I'm going to a fundraiser in San Francisco for Pete Buttigieg in a couple of weeks. Dropped $2,900 on it. They better serve some good food!

 

My father is pretty high on the guy. Thinks he is the spark the Democratic party needs.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) on Tuesday pushed back against criticism of his forthcoming climate plan by progressives who have characterized it as a "middle ground" approach to addressing global warming.

 

“You never heard me say middle of the road. I’ve never been middle of the road on the environment,” Biden told reporters in New Hampshire. "Tell her to check the statement that I made and look at my record."


"I don't think she was talking about me," Biden added.

 

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10 minutes ago, abdcskins said:

I'm going to a fundraiser in San Francisco for Paul Buttigieg in a couple of weeks. Dropped $2,900 on it. They better serve some good food!

 

My father is pretty high on the guy. Thinks he is the spark the Democratic party needs.

I don't think he will get it, but I love the fact that he is running. I love the diversity the left has with candidates. We have women, people of color, different sexual orientations and religion. I just think Mayor Pete is taking too big of a leap without establishing himself as a candidate. Obama was able to do it, but it was the right guy at the right time. I love that the left is able to put every type of person into the running. Hopefully, no one will be "hurt" when it comes down to the big vote.

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Maybe Biden means once a Democrat is in the White House, rule of law will matter to them again?  Who knows....but his statement was a little puzzling.

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Great, another one people have to tell you what they really meant. 

 

:ols:

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/bernie-sanders-and-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-team-up-to-fight-big-banks-in-first-joint-legislation?source=articles&via=rss

 

I do not see this working at all.  Not whatsoever.  A lot of things that can fall through the cracks on limiting interest rates as well as post office banking.  Post Office banking really sounds like a pie in the sky idea that didn't think through the little things.

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