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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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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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@TheGreatBuzz
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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