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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 & some other Dems

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That sucks, I don't mind Newsom. Gun to my head if I had to pick a likely democratic candidate to be president, he is the one I would pick.

 

There is this great story about a mop sink regulation in one of his small business that he tried to fight that at least gives the appearance of some pragmatism when it relates to businesses. I'll try to edit with a video if I can find it.

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10 minutes ago, Weganator said:

That sucks, I don't mind Newsom. Gun to my head if I had to pick a likely democratic candidate to be president, he is the one I would pick.

 

There is this great story about a mop sink regulation in one of his small business that he tried to fight that at least gives the appearance of some pragmatism when it relates to businesses. I'll try to edit with a video if I can find it.

Really...a mop sink?  Back in the day we called it a can wash, but whatever!!...he'd be my fave, too--and Liz would do nothing but help.  That's the golden ticket right there.

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4 minutes ago, skinsmarydu said:

Really...a mop sink?  Back in the day we called it a can wash, but whatever!!...he'd be my fave, too--and Liz would do nothing but help.  That's the golden ticket right there.

Its a dumb name, but its what it has been called at the restaurants and bars I have worked at over the years too.

 

Closest I could find is this: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article165220752.html.. search for 'mop sink' near the bottom.. there is a video with a caption.

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Oh, I know...back in the 70s-80s, fast food called it a can-wash, because that's where you sprayed out the trash cans :ols: ...I'm still in the biz, and I still call it a can-wash. :silly:

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Newsom had an affair with the wife of his campaign manager (and former Chief of Staff). It was after he had separated from his first wife, but the woman he had the affair with was still married (to his campaign manager).

 

Tbh, I tend to think of Newsom as an empty suit. We will see if he proves me wrong.

 

Edit..forgot to mention. His ex wife is a co-host of Five on Fox News (Kimberly Guilfoyle).

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What is the Democrats plan to build the economy, innovate, and create more jobs?  I have no clue what they stand for when it comes to economic policies, I know they want infrastructure but who doesn't.

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11 minutes ago, jschuck12001 said:

What is the Democrats plan to build the economy, innovate, and create more jobs?  I have no clue what they stand for when it comes to economic policies, I know they want infrastructure but who doesn't.

 

It surely won't be terribly different than this...nor need it be.

 

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/

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16 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

It surely won't be terribly different than this...nor need it be.

 

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/

 

 

2 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

How about cleaning up Republican messes like always?

 

I'm being serious, whoever the candidate is they need a strong economic message to pull in the moderates who are embarrassed they voted for Trump.  If you look at Hillary's 5 point plan that Beal posted only the first bullet point is a real job creator and it's not much different than what the Republicans want besides investments in clean energy.

 

Profit sharing and debt free college seem to be pipe dreams IMO but who knows.

 

Both sides are against TPP and neither has any love for China but nobody does anything about it.

 

 

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8 hours ago, MondayNightCowboyKilla89 said:

Nikki Haley finna be the first female Prez

She is tainted by working for Trump and you think the GOP is going to nominate a woman of Indian decent? 

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I think you have it right, Rdskns2000. I was thinking that Republicans will not nominate a woman at the top of their ticket. Their base would never allow a mere woman to lead their ticket, I don't care who it is. 

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On 8/28/2017 at 7:32 PM, jschuck12001 said:

What is the Democrats plan to build the economy, innovate, and create more jobs?  

 

It's called A Better Deal. The name sucks, hasn't received a lot of publicity, and I really don't know much about it. I remember Chuck Schumer mentioning it on one of the Sunday shows a couple of months back. The day they were going to reveal it to the public, something Trump did stole the headlines. Haven't heard about it since.

 

https://democrats.senate.gov/abetterdeal/#.WbqJ6MiGOMo

 

 

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Dems need to remember that the Republicans are seeking to dismantle the Great Society of LBJ. That included non-discrimination legislation, Medicare/Medicaid, food stamps, and so on. 

 

That's their short term goal. The end game is rolling back to before FDR. You all remember, it's known as the Great Depression.

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45 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

Dems need to remember that the Republicans are seeking to dismantle the Great Society of LBJ. That included non-discrimination legislation, Medicare/Medicaid, food stamps, and so on. 

 

That's their short term goal. The end game is rolling back to before FDR. You all remember, it's known as the Great Depression.

Well it should be mildly comforting to you that they also wanted to repeal the ACA and they can't even get that done when they have a majority.  Doubtful they can get any of this other stuff done.

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Hopefully, Jan. 20; 2021 we see President Trump or President Pence; fly away our and new POTUS 46/47 takes over.

 

They say that when times call for it, the country gets the leader it seeks.

 

1992 - The Cold War has ended and the economy is in the dumps.  Papa Bush is old, tired and out of touch.   The country elects first baby boomer. A new generation of leadership.

 

2000 - Bush Jr runs, in part because of papa's 92 loss and the Clinton scandals.  Even though the times were still good, people got tired of the Clinton drama and decide to go with Bush.  Another boomer.

 

2008 - The economy collapses. Years of war, has made the country wary.  A man of hope appears, Obama.  He wins and hope is through the air; as the nations first black president is elected.

 

2016 - Sadly, the Obama years don't go as we hoped. Some of it Obama's fault and the rest intense opposition to everything he did. People are angry and tired of the status quo.  Bernie Sanders ignites the passions of the left and our idiot in chief: Donald Trump ignites the right.  Trump wins and we are living in a ****show.

 

They say each President from Bush on, brought about their successor.  Clinton gave us Bush Jr. Bush Jr. gave us Obama and  Obama gave us Trump.  There might be some partial truth to that.  I do know, that the next elected President; needs to be among the greats.  This country is falling apart and the current president is making it worse.  If we survive him, we need a real leader next time a president is elected.  I say elected because I am taking into the account, we could get a President Pence before the next election. We need someone who is a real leader and can unite this country and start solving the country's problems. We need someone, who will probably go down as one of the greatest presidents of the 21st century.  I know that's high expectations.  After our current nightmare, we are really going to need that person.   Will we get that person in 2020 or 2024?  I'm accounting the fact that it's 50-50 Trump gets reelected.

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Good Stuff Rdskns2000. We didn't learn our lesson about Hillary in 2008. We didn't want her then. What was different 8 years later?

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10 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

It looks like I will be around to cast my votes for VA election. Straight Democrat.

Actually going to bother to research any candidates or just vote letter?  The latter makes you no better than the GOP sheep.

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