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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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Trump Border Wall Post-Shutdown Discussion (Wall-Fight)

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1 minute ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Well the next government shutdown starts in two days, so maybe waiving the three day waiting period makes some sense.  

 

You think you are sooo smart to notice something I didnt, dont you? 

 

Edit: AND it makes sense. **** you. Lol

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4 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Well the next government shutdown starts in two days, so maybe waiving the three day waiting period makes some sense.  

Well since they all knew when the next shutdown started and the three day limit, they should have already had something together.  One, this shows the incompetence of our leaders.  Two, it makes me wonder what they slid in there that they don't want people to have time to notice and voice displeasure about.

 

Our government can't seem to do anything without a bit of shadyness. Big surprise.

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I ageee it is so dumb Congress doesn't get their jobs done in a timely manner, and the truth is that seems like they have to set up these artificial battles and deadlines.

But... this has all been set up by the President pushing for his wall funding.

I imagine that 95% (or more) of the bill was already drafted and agreed to. They are just cutting and pasting the agreement numbers into the Senate and House bills that have been out there for the past 2 months.

But, process is always open to shenanigans....




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1 hour ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

Well since they all knew when the next shutdown started and the three day limit, they should have already had something together.  One, this shows the incompetence of our leaders.  Two, it makes me wonder what they slid in there that they don't want people to have time to notice and voice displeasure about.

 

Our government can't seem to do anything without a bit of shadyness. Big surprise.

 

They also knew they could just waive the 3 day limit, which has only been a thing for a month.  

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2 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

They also knew they could just waive the 3 day limit, which has only been a thing for a month.  

The 3-day limit has only been a thing for a month or them waiving it has?  

 

I don't know the history or anything behind it but the 3-day limit is a great idea I think.  I'd honestly like it to be longer.  Give people time to review the proposed legislation and make their feelings known about it.

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29 minutes ago, TheGreatBuzz said:

The 3-day limit has only been a thing for a month or them waiving it has?  

 

I don't know the history or anything behind it but the 3-day limit is a great idea I think.  I'd honestly like it to be longer.  Give people time to review the proposed legislation and make their feelings known about it.

 

My understanding is the 72-hour reading period is new.  It was implemented along with the rest of the House rules Democrats installed for the 116th Congress.

 

https://www.vox.com/2019/1/2/18165057/house-democrats-rules-package-pelosi

 

 

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Democrats are also essentially trying to make the process of legislating more democratic. For instance, if a bill has 290 co-sponsors, it will automatically be up for consideration in committee and have a path to the House floor.

 

“This really came out of, we kept getting measures where we knew we would have enough votes to get to the House floor for debate and a vote, but you couldn’t get these things like immigration reform, in particular, actually to the floor,” Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) told me. “We all started saying, ‘This is absurd.’”

 

Members of Congress will also have 72 hours to read major pieces of legislation before they go to the floor for a vote (a direct counter to Republicans jamming through the tax bill and other massive bills just hours after the final version was introduced).

 

 

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so there are breaking rule they just voted in.....sounds about right.

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1 hour ago, twa said:

so there are breaking rule they just voted in.....sounds about right.

 

Can you describe your objections in greater detail please?

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1 hour ago, twa said:

so there are breaking rule they just voted in.....sounds about right.

They should probably declare a national emergency.

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Ok having Serius I get to listen to the Patriot and Progressive stations. Both had programs and call-ins complaining congress selling out in this deal.  Patriot obviously claiming McConnell/the Senate betraying Trump and Progressive claiming Schumer and company gave into blackmail. 😵

 

 

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The tax scam passed without a thorough reading. Republicans just pushed it through. 

 

I do agree that the negotiations have been ongoing for months and the bill in chief has been agreed to except for a few things. Remember, McConnell has been stalling calling the bill up for months.

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Trump's still stiffing contractors I see.

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3 minutes ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

Federal contractors aren’t getting paid for work they didn’t do...

Do you believe that should apply to the federal workers who didn't work either?

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Small businesses very hurt financially by the shutdown. I have already heard from some friends who've been dropped from their employers.

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57 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

Can you describe your objections in greater detail please?

 

Objection to what?

 

Derision is free

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3 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

That's about what I expected.  :rolleyes:

 

See? :PartialQuaintKangaroo-small:

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I'd be curious as to what language is included in the majority of federal contractor's contracts. Is their explicit language about being forced to not work due to a shutdown? Or is this an employer illegally locking the door and keeping contracted employees from working?

 

I'd suspect there is some language regarding government shutdown...but without being privy to it, who knows. Personally, I think both contractors and federal employees should be paid for their time that they were kept from working. Through no fault of their own they were victimized by pettiness.

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14 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:

Do you believe that should apply to the federal workers who didn't work either?

 

I mean, yes. You take a job knowing the risks of taking that job. If you weren’t working you shouldn’t get paid. If you have vacation days or sick days and want to apple those days to the shut down then that’s OK as well.

 

If they had of announced they were getting paid, that would be fine. But not getting paid for not doing work is also fine with me.

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22 minutes ago, LadySkinsFan said:

Small businesses very hurt financially by the shutdown. I have already heard from some friends who've been dropped from their employers.

 

13 of my coworkers, like...the people I sit next to every day, did not work for 35 days and will not be reimbursed like the feds have been.  I was fortunate to be one of three contractors that was mission essential and allowed to continue working through the shutdown.  

So much news coverage about the 800,000 employees last month who saw their pay delayed by over a month, waiting in line at food banks, etc...which definitely sucks.  But I didn't see nearly as much media coverage about the 1.5 million federal contractors who were ****ed and won't be reimbursed.  

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They should pass the legislation both sides proposed to end the possibility of future shutdowns. If congress fails to pass a budget, continue at current spending rates. Screwing the government workers, contractors, and taxpayers as a method to try to gain leverage (which has been ineffective) is stupid.

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