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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
Fergasun

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

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Looking at some of the news this AM that talks have stalled over "border barriers" and ICE detention bed caps over interior enforcement.

Seems to me that Dems have compromised a bit on barrier funding and want something in return regarding ICE being able to detain as many folks as possible.

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On 2/9/2019 at 1:28 AM, visionary said:

 

 

The Post is reporting that talks have broken down.  

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/border-talks-at-impasse-as-shutdown-looms-friday-officials-say/2019/02/10/aa8ef08c-2d36-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?utm_term=.c2e7c66ddae1

 

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Bipartisan talks aimed at resolving the border wall dispute and averting a government shutdown Friday have broken down and are at an impasse, lawmakers and others familiar with the situation said Sunday.

 

“I think the talks are stalled right now,” Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard C. Shelby (Ala.), the lead Republican negotiator, said on Fox News Sunday. “I’m not confident we’re going to get there.”

 

Lawmakers had been trading offers, trying to finalize how much money could go to barriers along the border as President Trump demands money for his wall. Trump has called for $5.7 billion, but lawmakers were trying to find a number between $1.3 billion and $2 billion that would be acceptable to both sides.

 

At the same time, Democrats were trying to limit the number of detention beds that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency would have access to. Democrats want to cap detention beds as a way to limit aggressive detention activities by ICE.

 

I guess Republicans have forgotten how badly they lost round 1. 

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1 hour ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

The Post is reporting that talks have broken down.  

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/border-talks-at-impasse-as-shutdown-looms-friday-officials-say/2019/02/10/aa8ef08c-2d36-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?utm_term=.c2e7c66ddae1

 

 

I guess Republicans have forgotten how badly they lost round 1. 

 

Just before the government shutdown ended, this happened:

 

FAA halted flights to LaGuardia Airport due to air traffic control staffing issues

 

The next day Trump signed the bill reopening the government.  If air traffic comes to a halt at major airports, that becomes a huge deal, which is why I'm hearing that if another shutdown happens, air traffic controllers are planning to be in short supply again, but sooner this time to stave off an extended shutdown.  We'll see.

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5 minutes ago, China said:

 

Just before the government shutdown ended, this happened:

 

FAA halted flights to LaGuardia Airport due to air traffic control staffing issues

 

The next day Trump signed the bill reopening the government.  If air traffic comes to a halt at major airports, that becomes a huge deal, which is why I'm hearing that if another shutdown happens, air traffic controllers are planning to be in short supply again, but sooner this time to stave off an extended shutdown.  We'll see.

 

Yep.  I wrote a very long post in this thread about how NATCA put that together.  

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I would think refusing additional beds in the detention centers would make things worse for illegal immigrants, not better.

 

I guess a lot of dems voting against more beds want faster processing of illegal immigrants, but assuming we do not have the money or people to process the massive amount of illegal immigrants wouldn’t more beds be better that the alternative?

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50 minutes ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

I would think refusing additional beds in the detention centers would make things worse for illegal immigrants, not better.

 

I guess a lot of dems voting against more beds want faster processing of illegal immigrants, but assuming we do not have the money or people to process the massive amount of illegal immigrants wouldn’t more beds be better that the alternative?

It means that ICE has to prioritize who they want to detain.  Do you want to detain the violent criminal illegal immigrant or do you want to detain the non-violent illegal immigrant.  Cases where non-violent criminal illegal immigrants are getting detained by ICE (who have been here for over 10 years) have been a little upsetting to US citizens. 

 

Just like every other President has had to do. 

 

It's legislative compromise.  I'm fairly certain House Dem's are upset with the money being put forward on a border barrier, so they need something they can point to as a "win".  You don't get everything you want.... I don't think House Dem's want anything other then "no shutdown" -- and its clear which side gets blamed for a shutdown. 

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What about new arrivals?  Look at someone, judge if they are violent or not. If they don’t look violent, let them enter the country illegally?

 

i thought that the new arrivals were where most of the strain on the detention centers were comming from.

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3 hours ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

I would think refusing additional beds in the detention centers would make things worse for illegal immigrants, not better.

 

I guess a lot of dems voting against more beds want faster processing of illegal immigrants, but assuming we do not have the money or people to process the massive amount of illegal immigrants wouldn’t more beds be better that the alternative?

 

That's why the dems are pushing for more processing resources in addition to fewer beds.  They are, in effect, trying to force the entire process to be more efficient.  

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11 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

That's why the dems are pushing for more processing resources in addition to fewer beds.  They are, in effect, trying to force the entire process to be more efficient.  

 

 

For some reason I was only thinking about the costs of additional processing resources and not the costs of bording... which got to be way higher. 

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6 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

That's why the dems are pushing for more processing resources in addition to fewer beds.  They are, in effect, trying to force the entire process to be more efficient.  

 

Trump has already increased processing resources at the Mexican border.

 

I think the returning them to Mexico to await hearings policy is a winner as well.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexico-rebukes--but-accepts--unilateral-us-move-to-return-asylum-seekers-pending-hearing/2019/01/25/52062470-202b-11e9-a759-2b8541bbbe20_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.cef69bb8ec85

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2 minutes ago, twa said:

 

Trump has already increased processing resources at the Mexican border.

 

I think the returning them to Mexico to await hearings policy is a winner as well.

 

Not in Mexico...

 

 

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1 minute ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

 

Not in Mexico...

 

 

 

Que??

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2 minutes ago, twa said:

 

Que??

 

Point being Mexico is critical of the US immigration policy because they don’t want the immigrants hanging about in their country... they don’t have to worry about securing their own borders because no one but American tourists wants to stay in Mexico.... 

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We got to wait for Ann Coulter and Fox News' reaction before anything is official.

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So, instead of asserting the fictional claim that the President can spend money on things congress hasn't authorized in an emergency, they're just going to assert the fictional claim that the President can spend money on things congress hasn't authorized, all the time

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Glad there won't be enough time for the public to read and provide their opinion. 

 

I said a while ago I would be watching for dems to provide funds for a wall.  Looks like they will fold.  Not surprisingly.  The better have gotten a golden goose for it.

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