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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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The only way a third party hurts Trump is if a right wing candidate eats into Trump's base of support.  That's the only way Trump could be hurt by a third party candidate. 

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People vote third party because they want to protest the candidate they are expected to vote for and/or because they think that candidate will win anyway.

 

Trump isn't winning or losing based on third party candidates. It's not worth worrying about.

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1 hour ago, Rufus T Firefly said:

People vote third party because they want to protest the candidate they are expected to vote for and/or because they think that candidate will win anyway.

 

Trump isn't winning or losing based on third party candidates. It's not worth worrying about.

I voted third party where I could in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. I don't believe either party serves the interests of the majority of Americans.  Voted Dem in 2018 and will in 2020 but will return to my third party ways in 2022. If firmly believe we need a third and maybe even 4th party or just have independents instead.

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4 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

Makes not a single bit of sense 

 

Me or Beto? He should be running for Senate and get out of the race for POTUS. 

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9 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

I think all third party candidates benefit Trump. Even someone like Hogan. 

I wish we could have an up or down recall vote for Trump.

 

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8 hours ago, Rufus T Firefly said:

People vote third party because they want to protest the candidate they are expected to vote for and/or because they think that candidate will win anyway.

 

Trump isn't winning or losing based on third party candidates. It's not worth worrying about.

 

2016 says hi. 

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He could just bail-out Exxon/Mobil.  I mean, it wouldn't be the craziest thing he did on any given day. 

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How many Dem candidates have cleared the bar that she says is too tough?  

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18 minutes ago, Springfield said:

 

I guess Biden isn’t running?

 

Not if some progressives get their way. :pint:

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9 hours ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Seth Moulton is dropping out.

Yes, we have officially hit the over on the August dropout odds, with over a week to go.

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20 minutes ago, Rufus T Firefly said:

Biden was up 2 points in that poll.

 

Thanks.  Funny they’d leave him out.

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Posted (edited)

As August winds down, we are getting close to the Presidential race getting serious.  After Labor Day, more voters will actually start paying attention. Especially, in the early primary states.  We are only 5 months away from those early primary/caucus states.  The serious campaigns will be hiring more people and have their people fanning out to those early states.

 

Time for a new look at the race, with the remaining candidates:

 

The real contenders- These candidates are most likely to be on the primary/caucus ballots

Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren , Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg &  Kamala Harris

 

The also rans- These candidates could be on the ballot next year but they need do do better this fall:

Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke & Julian Castro   -  If they don't show movement after the Sept. & Oct. debates; their candidacies are probably over before Thanksgiving.

 

On Life Support:

Kirsten Gillibrand - it's possible she could drop out soon.  She isn't going to qualify for the September debate but she probably try to make the October debate.  If she doesn't qualify for the October debate, I expect her to drop out then.

 

The delusional

John Delaney - he has little support & is out of step with today's Democratic party. He's independent wealthy, so he can stay in as long as he wants to waste his money.  He really just needs to drop out.

Andrew Yang - Interesting idea.  He's not going anywhere.  He's in the Sept. & Oct. debates. He's got money. So, he'll probably run as long as he wants to. 

Tulsi Gabbard - stop winning about debate criteria. You're a loon & a Syrian/Russian puppet.  If she doesn't qualify for the October debate, she's probably done then.

Marianne Williamnson - She provides some interesting quotes but she isn't qualifying for the September debate. If she doesn't qualify for the October debate, she's probably done. 

Tim Ryan - he needs to follow the lead of the others who dropped out & just drop out. He won't be making anymore debates.

Joe Sestak - He's barely running. He just needs to drop out.

Bill de Blasio - They are real progressives in this race. Why is he still running.  My guess, he's done in October; when he fails to make that debate.

Steve Bullock- he should be running for Senate instead.  My guess, he's gone in October; when he doesn't qualify for that debate.

Tom Steyer- He may qualify for September's debate. He only needs one more poll.  This is an ego trip. He'll probably run until he gets tired of burning his money.

 

I still think Elizabeth Warren will be the nominee. I think Joe Biden will implode.  There's still way to many Dems running but I don't think the field will drastically shrink until after the October debate deadline.

 

The GOP 

Bill Weld - he's not going to beat Trump. I read an article where their were rumblings that Mark Sanford, Jeff Flake and John Kasich are thinking about it; depending on what happens between now and the end of the year.  They are all delusional.  Noone will beat Trump.  Could they do what Buchanan did in 92 against Papa Bush & do well enough in New Hampshire where they weaken Trump? Will those who don't like Trump be willing to register a protest vote, in large enough numbers?  Stay tuned.   I don't see this happening because any candidate that runs and weakens Trump; will be forever blamed if Trump loses in 2020. Their GOP career would be over.

 

 

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On 8/22/2019 at 9:42 PM, Rufus T Firefly said:

People vote third party because they want to protest the candidate they are expected to vote for and/or because they think that candidate will win anyway.

 

Trump isn't winning or losing based on third party candidates. It's not worth worrying about.

He would if it was Kasich.

 

But I agree with you. Based on what is actually going to happen in the real world, it’s not worth worrying about. Ain’t gonna happen.

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4 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

 

It's a shame Trumps stain on Haley will never go away, I really like her.

Everyone associated with Trump is stained forever, they can't shake that stain.

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