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Just Don't Turn The Damn Ball Over. Part II.

By TOM

5. Trying To Save Our Delicate Democracy, Part II- Oh, and here's your new President Conman's Treasury Sectary Steven Mnuchin. Yay, he'll give working men and women a break, and help provide an economically to help working men and women of America live the dream. Because he loved-loved-loved to foreclose on working men and women's homes after the last Bushonomics Depression. He is closer to the Devil than he is to anything this country needs. But, Trump loves him.

"And the pièce de résistance: [Steven Mnuchin] reportedly foreclosing on a 90-year-old woman, Ossie Lofton, who owed the bank 30 cents but sent a check for 3 cents… By comparison, Mnuchin’s time at Goldman was akin to working as a volunteer in Ethiopia, feeding and bathing orphans, and walking multiple miles for clean water in his personal time. If only he’d stuck to being a pawn of the 'global power structure,' we might all be a little better off."

Trump T. Conman is now the ultimate Insider Trader criminal now. He will have access to tons of Confidential Information of the Insider Trader sort, which is illegal to profit on. Just in Government Contracts alone. He will know which corporations are getting the biggest contracts before it is announced to the public. That is why he hired the Goldman Sacks Investors in his cabinet, to pilfer Wall Street and the American People with his illegal Insider Trading Scheme. And he is not even pretending that he is not a for-profit-President:

"It was amusing in the CBS debate on Feb. 13 to hear the titan complain that the audience was stacked with 'special interest' donors. He’d know. He likely recognized them from lunches at his golf clubs. This is a guy so disconnected from and uninterested in the average American that he refers to his voters in generic stereotypes. 'I love the poorly educated,' he gushed after the Nevada caucuses. You can almost picture him, like Felonius Gru in 'Despicable Me,' surveying his crowds of identical Minions. Though at least Gru knew that one is named Kevin. Nor is Mr. Trump outside of, or even slightly opposed to, Washington business as usual. It’s how he does business. Americans are angry at Beltway back-scratching, logrolling and backroom agreements. This is the art of the deal. In explaining his $100,000 contribution to the Clinton Foundation, Mr. Trump bragged: 'When they call, I give. And you know what, when I need something from them, I call them. They are there for me.'"

When there is a decision which company should get the "HUGE" contract from the Government, his Goldman Sacks thieves will know which company he is the most invested in, and which company will make him the least profit. That will be Donald T. Defrauder's way of deciding which Corporation gets the "HUGE" contract. That is not just morally and ethically wrong, it is criminally wrong. It is technically, legally, and Constitutionally a Crime. It is called Insider Trading, and the very "conflict of interest" our Founding Fathers feared the most from Our Presidents. They feared a For-Profit-President more than anything else.

"'Where are the ads playing that tape? Where are the ads questioning whether a President Trump would turn down that buddy who asked to keep his federal Nascar-track-owner tax break? Or asking what he'd barter away in an Obama Care 'reform' deal? Mr. Trump will get stuff 'done' in Washington, all right. He’d put today’s backroom Beltway culture on steroids. And all the angry little people (that's you working men and women who voted for Trump) won’t be Mr. Trump’s concern (at F-ing all). They never have been. His rivals have made much of the billionaire’s attempt to use eminent domain to build a limousine lot: knocking him on property rights. But the better version of the tale is of how the billionaire used city officials to condemn the house of an average American, (Hello... McFly) further underwriting his casino business."

When a company is going to lose a Defense contract or other government contract, Trump's new band of thieves will illegally divest Trump and all of Goldman Sachs holdings in that company, and likely sell those stocks to their cliental. Like they did in the Bushonomics crash just a short decade or so ago. Yay Trump. You're our man! If you can't con us no one can!

"On the campaign trail, he ripped Wall Street and vowed not to let Wall Street control the country. Yet he picks a former Goldman Sachs partner as Treasury secretary," Jaret Seiberg from Cowen & Co. said.

The one thing we know that President Conman will not do is anything that he says he will do.

"This is the same Trump who said Goldman Sachs had 'total-total control' over his rivals Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz. And he often referenced Clinton's speeches to Goldman Sachs (GS), accusing her of meeting 'in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty.'"

And don't forget that Donald T. Defrauder (the "T" stands for "the" by the way, which is funny) has a long history of Defrauding investors, Wall Street, and anybody he can get his grubby little hands on. He lies, cheats, and steals from everyone and anyone, and has one of the longest criminal records of any rich guy that has ever had to pay lawyers to keep him out of jail.

"The earnings announcement was so distorted that the Securities and Exchange Commission called it 'materially misleading' because it 'created the false and misleading impression' that the company was performing better when in fact it was not. The SEC said that Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts violated federal anti-fraud laws by 'knowingly or recklessly' issuing the information… 'This is the first commission enforcement action to address the abuse of pro forma earnings figures,' said Stephen Cutler, director of the SEC's enforcement division when the case was brought in 2002. 'The case starkly illustrates how pro forma numbers can be used deceptively and the mischief that they can cause.'"

Now Goldman Sachs has "total-total control" over Trump. And don't you ever f---ing forget that Goldman Sacks was more guilt than most of the other Wall Street criminals who caused the Bushonomics Depression.

"Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs gs has agreed to a list of 'facts' in addition to paying $5.1 billion to settle a lawsuit related to its handling of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2007 financial crisis, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday This resolution holds Goldman Sachs accountable for its serious misconduct in falsely assuring investors that securities it sold were backed by sound mortgages, when it knew that they were full of mortgages that were likely to fail," said Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart F. Delery in a statement."

Bushonomics Step One: cut taxes of the wealthy in order to create a massive loss in revenues. Bushonomics Step Two: pretend that a massive lose of revenues equals a massive increase in revenues and start spending like you’re Daddy's trust fund is endless (That's why I originally called it "Trust Fund Economics"). Bushonomics Step Three: start a religious war in the Middle East so you can pilfer billions (and maybe trillions) of dollars in cold hard stolen cash when you invade Iran (yes, that was hundred's of BILLIONS of dollars in war profiteering profits for Darth Cheney's Company Halliburton during the Iraq invasion that is almost up to half-ah-Trillion, in taxpayer's defrauded cash, and still counting). Bushonomics Step Four: and funest step for Darth Cheney was to watch the stock market crash and enjoy watching millions of hard-working working-class citizens lose their homes and jobs, so more wealthy and property could shift to the 1%. Meanwhile, the price for Bush's and Cheney's war-profiteering War has surpassed 2-TRILLION dollars, left for us working citizen to pay for.

"The costs of paying private and publicly listed war profiteers seem miniscule in light of the total bill for the war. Last week, the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University said the war in Iraq cost $1.7 trillion dollars, not including the $490 billion in immediate benefits owed to veterans of the war and the lifetime benefits that will be owed to them or their next of kin."

Yay. The propaganda against Iran has already begun (by the way "Propaganda" by definition is a lie, and as I always say, "lies are the building blocks of evil."). Just like the lies about Iraq started a few months after 9-11. Within two or three years the economy will crash again, and the working men and women of America will pay the price, and Trump T. Conman will profit from it. As will Goldman Sachs, who "totally-totally" owns the President of the United States, again. Plus, as Trump pisses all over the Constitution, the Cowardly Congress has already said they will not stop him. The Man who is in charge of defending the Constitution legally, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason "the Coward" Chaffetz (R) has never read the Constitution, or is a cowardly lying jackass:

"Congressional Democrats have pleaded with the Oversight Committee chairman to look into Trump’s various conflict-of-interest controversies, but Chaffetz has ignored them. Asked to explain his position, the GOP lawmaker told the Huffington Post yesterday, 'It's sort of ridiculous to go after him (no it's not) when his financial disclosure is already online (no it's not).' The response doesn’t make much sense. The disclosure documents offer assessments of Trump’s assets and net worth, but this information does little to address his many conflicts of interest."

The Constitution is 100% clear that no President can have investments in foreign countries and governments. This is not open to debate. When anyone says that is not true, they are not just lying in your face, they are spitting in your face and calling you stupid. 

"This 'blind trust' principle is a way to comport with Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, which bars office holders from accepting 'any present, emolument [a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office.], office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.' Pretty clear constitutional language. -Ralph Carter" …

This is not open to debate. Trumps investments and building buildings in foreign states makes it unconstitutional for him to be President, PERIOD! To say otherwise makes you a lair or a fool. This was also the prevision in the Constitution that forbids Congress from granted some scumbag a Title of Nobility, thank god. So what's next? King Trump, Herr Furor for life.

"Article I, Section 9, also requires that Congress produce a regular accounting of the monies the federal government spends. Rejecting the monarchy of England, the Constitution also specifically prohibits Congress from granting a title of nobility to any person and prohibits public officials from accepting a title of nobility, office, or gift from any foreign country or monarch without congressional approval."

Anyone who says otherwise is lying to your face and calling you a "sucker!" Donald Trump is spitting to your face, calling you a sucker, and you apparently you are loving it, when he said. "The President can't have a conflict of interest." Which when translated through the Conman filter means, "Of course I have a conflict of interest, but I want to break Dick Cheney's war profiteering record of a half ah-trillion bucks pilfered by Halliburton."

"This is not up for negotiation. The only way that Trump can effectively, ethically, legally and morally be president is to put his financial interests aside for the duration. A blind trust is the only way for that to happen. Even a blind trust should have additional oversight to be sure that it remains truly blind. And a full accounting of all his financial interests and investments should be submitted as part of the public record. As every president before him has done for a century. Especially since he seems to view his family and current properties as an integral part of his ruling empire. If any other public official had the kind of graft already going on before he’s even become president, they’d be summarily removed. -Lee Drake, CEO OS-Cubed Inc."

He hired his kids to be the go between, between him and Goldman Sachs, and then just decided they were just too stupid. So he just incorporated Goldman Sachs directly into his Presidential Conman Cabinet. He has turned the White House into a criminal enterprise, and the Cowardly (R)s are already refusing to do their jobs again! "It's sort of ridiculous to go after him (no it's not)," the cowardly lyin' Chaffetz said "When his financial disclosure is already online (no it's not)." That response doesn’t make much sense.

6. Offensive Explosion- Yeah, I'm just not scared of a West Coast team traveling all the way across the Country with a rookie QB. The Patriots defense is aesthetically ugly, but deals very well with rookie QBs flinging the ball around like blind archers. Plus, they are still top five in point allowed.

I do like some of the Rams Players, I was big on Austin, Quick, and Kendricks in the Draft. "He has some tremendous skill players: Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Brian Quick," Patricia said. "I mean, Kenny Britt is unbelievable as far as a receiver to be able to go up and catch the ball and create vertical separation, get behind the coverage, and with a guy like Goff who can throw it down there, that's a big threat as far as the deep balls are concerned, the big plays are concerned." He has been a consistent big play beast this season.

Austin is more kinetic quickness in the Slot. "Tavon Austin's [a] very fast receiver, very quick guy that plays in the slot," Patricia said. "So again, his ability to get those shorter, intermediate-type, possession-type balls out quickly with good velocity. I mean honestly, he threw an unbelievable deep ball downfield. It was tight-spiraled, it was about 56-yards in the air and it was just a really pretty throw. The guy has got a great, strong arm and he does a great job with the tight end too. I'll tell you Kendricks kind of silently is a really good possession receiver for them. A guy that he obviously trusts and he can get the ball to." He is like a faster Edelman who is finally coming into his own.

Goff has some weapons who can hurt you. "When you coach defense you don't have any control over what the other team calls," BB siad. "You have to just defend whatever they do. You can't really worry about it. If they want to run it every time, they can run it. If they want to throw it every team, they can throw it. If they want to split it in half, they can split it in half. You don't have any control over that. You just have to defend what the situation and the personnel they have in the game." They are now trying to throw the ball all the time.

Then there is Gurley. "[He's got] everything, really. He's strong. He's got good power. He's got good pad level. And he's fast," BB said. "He's explosive. He runs through tackles. He can make people miss. He really can do it all. He's got power. He's got quickness. He's got vision. He can beat you in a lot of ways." He sure can.

He is the guy that helps Goff the most by wearing  down the defense. "Very, very strong. I would call him a workhorse guy," Patricia said. "He's a bigger guy. He likes to get the ball downhill into the defense. He runs with really good pad level, protects the ball. He has good vision, and he can set up a lot of blocks." He just couldn't stay healthy in college.

However, he has stayed healthy in the NFL and is a beast. "I would say the thing that is really impressive is his burst to get vertical," Patricia said. "When his pads are facing downhill and he can just get downhill quickly and really you see it in a couple routes that he has in the passing game where he's catching the ball on the move. It's like, 'He's coming'. It's a big, strong, powerful back that's coming downhill with low pads. Those are tough guys to tackle. You know, they don't really give you any angles to kind of hit him and that's one of the things that makes it most difficult to handle him." His straight line speed is what makes him special.

They will use him in different ways, including at QB. "I think what's interesting too is they put a lot on him from, you'll see him run the Wildcat program," BB said. "And really a couple different plays that they'll do with him, whether it's the fake with kind of the receiver coming across, or he's just trying to get the snap and work in one of their run games. It's pretty impressive." He is a big power back, but has great speed in the open field.

You do not what Gurley getting the ball in space. "You can see him doing it. You can see him doing it plenty. You can see him catching the ball, making people miss, see him running with power," BB said. "I mean, just because it's not a 40-yard run, doesn't mean it's not a great run. A lot of times, the first guy who gets to him is 35 yards down field. That doesn't make it a great run." Defenders have to respect his speed, which makes his cutbacks deadly.

He has not been knocking off the longs yet, but he will pound a defense in trouble. "There are a lot of five-yard runs where there's nothing there and the back gets five yards," BB said. "I mean, I think some of the best runs you'll see are five-seven-yard runs. How does a guy get seven yards when you look at the play and there's nobody blocked? You think he's going to lose a yard or at best, get back to the line of scrimmage, and he almost gets a first down. There are great runs that are seven-yard runs and Gurley's got a lot of great plays, special plays." And then they'll go deep over the top to Britt, and maybe Austin.

So while he is not making the big plays in the run game, he slows the defense down and drags the LB and Safeties up. "Just because it's not a 50-yard run doesn't mean it's not a good run," BB said. "You see plenty of them on film: breaking tackles, making guys miss, finding yards when it doesn't really look like there are many yards there. That's what good backs do. It's not just about how many yards a guy gains. I mean, that's I don't think - you've got to look at the play." You allow Gurley to average 5-yards a carry, the safeties will cheat up and get beat over the top.

The one thing Goff is exceptional at is when he gets out of the pocket moving to his right he is a great thrower. "Obviously he is going to be the focus point from their offense and the things they want to do," Patricia said. "From the passing game you see a lot of those throws, you see a lot of decisions, you see what they're trying to do from a philosophy standpoint with him. Boras is doing a great job of trying to control it with him so he doesn't have to put too much on him." They still have to keep it simple for him, which is where the Pats D can hurt him.

Which is why they work the run game in so consistently. "But then if you take a look at the run game, there's quite a bit in the run game where he obviously is, whether it's a 'check with me' type of play," Patricia said. "Or he's looking at the defense and he can change the play at the line of scrimmage, it's very subtle, it's very quick but he is doing a lot of that at the line, which obviously with the run game that they have and the back, Gurley of course. He's doing a good job of putting them in some of those situations or trying to get them in the right situation. You can see his development from that standpoint starting to increase. " You cannot let him get out of the pocket moving to his right.

Plus, they have Kenny Britt. "He's a tough, physical player. He's a big guy but he can get down the field. [He] does a good job of catching the ball in traffic with guys hanging over him," McCourty said. "We've just got to know where he's at. He's a big target for them. He has made a ton of plays for them this year so I think as a secondary we understand they're going to try to get him the ball in a bunch of different situations." He is so good at leaping up over DBs deep downfield and pulling it in.

His combination of size and speed really hurts a secondary. "So just knowing where he's at and trying to make it tough. He's another bigger, competitive guy that's going to go out there and try to compete for every ball whether it's thrown up or down the field, whether it's an in cut or something and there is a guy hanging on him, he's going to try to make the catch. So we can't really lay off him no matter how covered we have him. We've just got to go up there and try to get the ball out." Britt is a big WR who has that knack forgetting open and catching the ball deep.

So Goff does have some serious weapons to use, but he still is just a rookie in his third start, they can beat the Pats with the run game that starts with the O-line. "I'll start with Saffold, and I know he's a little bit injured here, and we'll see where that goes. But you watch him with the offensive line and what an outstanding player. Very physical, very aggressive, strong," BB said. "I think in general for their offensive line, Havenstein, Wichmann, those guys are big, long, strong guys, very powerful guys. They'll be on our left, their right. You know, guys that have played for them a lot." The O-line has not sun blocked as well this year.

Defenses are saying, "screw the rookie QB," and lining up to stuff Gurley. "Barnes in the middle is a very smart center. He's obviously a guy that's going to make a lot of calls for them and really control a lot of things that happen up front and be able to identify, which is good for their young quarterback. He can help that guy out and try to make sure that everybody is on the same page. So there has got to be some communication and a connection there which he obviously solidifies that in the middle." The O-line has not been able to adjust.

Stop Gurley, stop the rookie QB. "Then really with the other positions with Brown and Robinson, both guys that are really good players. Robinson is very long. He's long, he's a good athlete, he does a good job out there on the edge. You know, we're just trying to kind of see how that all shakes out but a good, solid group up front. Obviously going to run the ball and try to control the game up front. That's what they try to do. They do a great job of really, I'd say one of the best things they do is just the way that they finish, and the way that they kind of attack." This is going to be an old-school tough afternoon on defense.

7. Defensive Explosion- The Rama defense is where they can really win the game. "This is a very disruptive, aggressive, physical, fast group. They get up the field and play more of a one-gap style of defense. Challenge your ability to maintain the line of scrimmage," McDaniels said. "I think they have some extremely disruptive players. Aaron Donald obviously is one of the premier players in the league. Quinn. yeah, Quinn. He's a guy that they can create a lot of problems in the passing game. I mean he has 18 forced fumbles in his career. So he creates a lot of problems in the pocket, in the running game." Aaron Donald is a beast, and he is now lined up next to the ultra quick Easley, who is a beast when healthy.

They get up field quick and try to disrupt the offense instantly. "Their front is disruptive all together," McDaniels said. "They've got a lot of guys that can do some things to create negative plays. They're fast at linebacker. They've converted Barron from a safety to I think the last time we saw him playing safety in Tampa Bay. And now he's a linebacker. Ogletree is a really good player in the middle. They've been very opportunistic in creating turnovers in the secondary." Pressure leads to turnovers.

Brady just has to not make that one bad throw. "You've got to be able to stay on track," McDaniels said. "You can't fall behind on the down and distance. If you do that you put yourself at risk in long-yardage situations where they've got a pretty exotic blitz package, which they can really challenge your ability to pick up the pressures and those types of things. A totally different style of defense than we've seen the past few weeks. Some different things we're going to have to handle schematically and some players we're really going to have to get familiar with because again, they do a great job of challenging you on every down, playing with great effort. We're going to need to do a great job of getting prepared this week to be ready to go at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday." If the Pats don't turn the ball over it is an easy win.

But that is much easier said then done. "Yeah, that's a big challenge," BB said. "Coach [Gregg!] Williams does a lot of things there. They play some zone and they mix in some man and they mix in some pressure, they mix in some blitz zone. They get into the five-down Bear look." We know Williams likes the headhunters.

They will be looking to hurt people. "Again, they have good team speed and then they're very active up front. They're hard to block. So a lot of different schemes with good players," BB said. "If they just played one scheme it be hard because like I said, 'they're hard to block and they have good team speed'. Trumaine Johnson is hard to throw on, period. So a combination of good players and identifying and getting the right blocking and assignments, getting those right, because if you're just half a step late or you just hesitate a little bit or they just catch a little bit of an edge on you [you are Tostitos]." The explosive rush always works hand in hand with the good-handed DBs.

And they have a good friggin' rush. "Quinn, Donald, Barron, all those defensive linemen, or if you're a little sloppy out there with Johnson," BB said. "I mean, if you turn the ball over, they're very athletic and long and fast. The multiple schemes that Coach Williams employs and explosiveness and quality of the athletes that they have on the field, those two combined make them a tough team to prepare for. It's tough for us to simulate that in practice. I mean, I don't know that many teams could do that no matter who they put out there because these guys have so many players like that. It's tough to simulate in practice, as I said, if you're just a little bit late on it, then you're looking at sacks, negative runs, strip sacks, turnovers, all of those things. As I said, it's going to be a challenge for us." Just don't turn the friggin' ball over and the rookie QB cannot win on the road.

They have talent up down and all around the defense, and not having Gronk friggin' hurt likes having a Nazi maniac in the White House (that shouldn't be as funny as it is). "I would say that is a very common checklist that we have to go through on a week-to-week basis because again, there are not an unlimited number of tight ends, running backs, receivers, offensive linemen at any position for any game for any team," McDaniels said. "So I think all of us have to have a contingency plan in place. We have to be ready to either put another player in at the same position or if we're out of players at that position, which for a small portion of the game the other night Marty was out for a little bit, Gronk was already out. So now you're down to the groupings that you have left." Now there are whispers that they are sick of it.

Could this be his last season as a Patriot? "I think our players have done a great job of embracing that responsibility when it comes up. It's not always easy," McDaniels said. "There's a lot of double learning that has to take place or just quick thinking on your feet because you start calling some things with guys in places that maybe they haven't practiced as much if you get wiped out at a specific position and now some guys have got to really do some quick thinking in the huddle and maybe there's some other guys out there saying ‘Hey you've got this,' or ‘We're going to do that,' so again, it's something that you have to always take into consideration. It's part of our game. It's part of what happens every week. It's part of our preparation, especially when you go into a game week and you're not 100 percent sure if you have these players because they're questionable, or whatever it is, or they're recovering from an injury. You have to consider that as you go through the week as well." I just want my Gronk back.

Now it's December, it is time to play the best football of the season. "It's just a time that you want to play your best football," McCourty said. "From being here for a while, we talk about it. [It's] a time where you just want to put everything else aside and try to focus in on these last couple games. I think that's what December means - that it's almost over. We've got five games left in the regular season and you can't get those five games back. You can't make up them later in the season. It's here and now and that's it. I think that rings bells for all teams to know it's close to the end and each game really matters. You've got to really try to play your best so you're not sitting there in four or five weeks saying, ‘I wish I had this week back, I wish I had that week back.' You just want to put it all out there." Just don't turn the ball and cruise relatively easily to victory.

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