• Blog Entries

    • By Destino in ES Coverage
         1
      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!   
       
       
Elessar78

Cities Race for Amazon's second "head quarters"

Recommended Posts

48 minutes ago, Kosher Ham said:

 

 

50 thousand transplants ? No, only temporary jobs for the folks that build the place. 

 

50k new jobs in the next 10+ years I believe. So not overnight. And likely won't attain that number, but it's a loft and probably realistic goal. Of course some will come from Seattle. And of course some will come from all over the US and the world, but it will provide for jobs for people who are from or want to live in the area that Amazon will choose to locate.

 

And yes, Amazon is killing the mom and pops or the retail stores, but they do sell products that small businesses might make. They won't replace the service industry, though they might destroy big-box like big-box destroyed main street.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Kosher Ham said:

 

50 thousand transplants ? No, only temporary jobs for the folks that build the place. 

 

Good gracious. 

 

Well, the presence of Amazon HQ should increase jobs for those who already live in that city/town, as well as increase their property values if they decide they don't like the changes and want to move. Let's eliminate places like the DMV, which already has the talent pool Amazon is looking for and wouldn't actually be adding 50k transplants. Let's take a smaller town of your choice. Yes, there will be construction jobs available to build the facility. But beyond that, there will also be construction jobs to build new homes for new neighborhoods. Other businesses in other industries will seek to open businesses there to take advantage of all of the potential customers with well-paying jobs. This in turn means more jobs for the residents who already live there. 

 

Let's also not forget that not every one of those 50k are going to be IT related positions. They'll need positions for Administration, Security, Warehouse work....the list goes on. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have the workforce yes. But Amazon will draw a ton of people here as well. It won’t all be locally sourced. Our unemployment rate in the corporate HQ and tech job sectors is like 2-3%. So we’d need to bring more people in over time to hit their 50k goal. Which again, won’t be on day 1 but more likely if it ever gets to that #, Years 10-15

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

Also, regarding people that wish we could go back to the 1950's:  **** those people.  

 

Why are you stuck on this?  There are a lot of special and unique places in America.  Almost 100 percent of the time, uniqueness is not related to economic prosperity.  If it were, cities like New Orleans would be dull and devoid of cultural richness.  And very often, especially nowadays, that uniqueness is a fragile thing, and can be easily upset by the gawdiness of, say, a new amazon hq.

 

If you think what is separating you from happiness is amazon moving to dc, then more power to you.  Just dont pretend like there are valid other points of view which might include hoping and praying that amazon stays the **** away.  DC is already wrecked, a city of transplants and the neauvou riche, hellish traffic and a suffocating cost of living... so whats one more gawdy entrance to that zoo anyway :ols: hope you land them!  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

Interesting article about what luring Amazon to a community costs that community's residents. And jobs aren't forthcoming.

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-26/amazon-is-getting-a-good-deal-in-ohio-maybe-too-good

 

 

You mean some people don't want their property valuation(and thus tax bills) to rise ?

Or congestion and blighting the landscape?

 

Must be a Zoony crowd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

Interesting article about what luring Amazon to a community costs that community's residents. And jobs aren't forthcoming.

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-26/amazon-is-getting-a-good-deal-in-ohio-maybe-too-good

 

 

Wow, the economics of this are stunning.  Never seen it really spelled out like this

 

I guess the counter argument of "jobs" only matters if they actually materialize, or if politicians suspend the belief that one low paying warehouse job at amazon is probably displacing 1 or more equivalent retail jobs.  Its basically a wash, and now residents face property tax hikes to pay for services needed to wipe amazon's ass.

 

As usual, Americans getting ****ed.  Unbelievable that so many americans think amazon in their town is a great thing, completely dismissing counter arguments as ignorant

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, zoony said:

 

 

 

As usual, Americans getting ****ed.  Unbelievable that so many americans think amazon in their town is a great thing, completely dismissing counter arguments as ignorant

 

Well not all Americans , it usually matters which ones benefit more than which ones are getting ****ed if it is the right ones. 

 

Luring businesses is fine if you protect your own folk. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, twa said:

 

Well not all Americans , it usually matters which ones benefit more than which ones are getting ****ed if it is the right ones. 

 

Luring businesses is fine if you protect your own folk. 

 

The idea would be to scale and leverage.  There is no scale or leverage here, other than that being applied and won by amazon

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, twa said:

 

Well not all Americans , it usually matters which ones benefit more than which ones are getting ****ed if it is the right ones. 

 

Luring businesses is fine if you protect your own folk. 

 

 

Luring businesses is almost always terrible.  It causes a race to the bottom that hurts people in both places.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Predicto said:

 

 

Luring businesses is almost always terrible.  It causes a race to the bottom that hurts people in both places.

 

Maybe you are luring the wrong ones?

 

Of course some of us are nearer the bottom so the view varies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did no one in the DMV think of unifying a bid? 

 

Kind of dumb that NoVA, MD and DC are bidding as separate entities when our economies are so closely tied together. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This list makes me happy. Very good chance it ends up near one of my homes 

8 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

Did no one in the DMV think of unifying a bid? 

 

Kind of dumb that NoVA, MD and DC are bidding as separate entities when our economies are so closely tied together. 

 

Honestly governments and localities should collude (no law against it for govt) so that this isn’t an auction of giveaways to a very wealthy corporation 

 

Some of the giveaways are embarrassing 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was in Canada when the first round of proposals went out. I’m not sure what the offers from the DMV look like. 

 

Toronto offered Amazon no subsidies. It was centered around the high quality of life, easy immigration process and the transportation infrastructure. 

 

God I miss that place.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

Did no one in the DMV think of unifying a bid? 

 

Kind of dumb that NoVA, MD and DC are bidding as separate entities when our economies are so closely tied together. 

 

Can you explain to me like im the President terms how they would do something like that? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This entire thing is disgusting.  The race to see which city gets ruined by a corporation.  Though it has been pretty entertaining to see the libs trip all over themselves to get in line to suck off bazos.  Guess not all corporations are evil.

 

 

 

 

On another note, stay the **** out of nashville please and thank you

39 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

I was in Canada when the first round of proposals went out. I’m not sure what the offers from the DMV look like. 

 

Toronto offered Amazon no subsidies. It was centered around the high quality of life, easy immigration process and the transportation infrastructure. 

 

God I miss that place.

 

"Im gonna take my talents to Toronto"

-Bazos

 

This whole thing is awesome to sit back and watch

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, No Excuses said:

Did no one in the DMV think of unifying a bid? 

 

Kind of dumb that NoVA, MD and DC are bidding as separate entities when our economies are so closely tied together. 

 

I agree, it seems workable.  One of the 3 parties is likely to have to give a long-term property tax exemption, but all 3 are likely to reap the benefits of the influx of jobs, and all 3 are likely to reap the issues of increased traffic, demand for public services etc.  No reason the property tax exemption can't be split 3 ways through subsidies (i.e., if they stuck the HQ in DC, and DC agrees to forego $10 million in property taxes per year for 15 years, the VA and MD could kick in $3.3 M per year towards Metro or some other shared expense).  

3 minutes ago, zoony said:

This entire thing is disgusting.  The race to see which city gets ruined by a corporation.  Though it has been pretty entertaining to see the libs trip all over themselves to get in line to suck off bazos.  Guess not all corporations are evil.

 

 

Yea, just look at how bad Amazon ****ed up Seattle.

 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattle-once-again-nations-fastest-growing-big-city-population-exceeds-700000/

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/can-seattle-handle-its-success/546053/

 

Quote

SEATTLE—If it didn’t rain here so much, the city might consider adopting a new motto: The future’s so bright we have to wear shades.

 

:ols:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, zoony said:

 

On another note, stay the **** out of nashville please and thank you

 

 

Don’t worry nobody wants to go to Tennessee. I assume their inclusion on the shortlist was a typo. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

 

Don’t worry nobody wants to go to Tennessee. I assume their inclusion on the shortlist was a typo. 

 

Yes.  Deranged hillbillies will rape you and everyone is a backwards racist.  Stay the **** out, thanks in advance.

 

 

10 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

I agree, it seems workable.  One of the 3 parties is likely to have to give a long-term property tax exemption, but all 3 are likely to reap the benefits of the influx of jobs, and all 3 are likely to reap the issues of increased traffic, demand for public services etc.  No reason the property tax exemption can't be split 3 ways through subsidies (i.e., if they stuck the HQ in DC, and DC agrees to forego $10 million in property taxes per year for 15 years, the VA and MD could kick in $3.3 M per year towards Metro or some other shared expense).  

 

Yea, just look at how bad Amazon ****ed up Seattle.

 

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattle-once-again-nations-fastest-growing-big-city-population-exceeds-700000/

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/can-seattle-handle-its-success/546053/

 

 

:ols:

 

So now we are comparing organically grown business with the race towards zero policies of luring corporations?  Okay

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, zoony said:

This entire thing is disgusting.  The race to see which city gets ruined by a corporation.  Though it has been pretty entertaining to see the libs trip all over themselves to get in line to suck off bazos.  Guess not all corporations are evil.

 

 

 

 

On another note, stay the **** out of nashville please and thank you

 

"Im gonna take my talents to Toronto"

-Bazos

 

This whole thing is awesome to sit back and watch

 

Toronto is a great forward thinking city. Sorry you hate progress so much. 

 

The DMV according to zoony if Amazon moves here:

 

latest?cb=20120907203615

 

:rofl89:

Edited by No Excuses
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.