Prince of the North

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About Prince of the North

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    Cat-call my cat, 'cuz I'm ironic like that!
  • Birthday 12/29/1968

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  1. US Politics: Passing Gas In Public is Abhorrent Behavior

    That, too! And now I can't get this mental image out of my head: Trump frantically pressing the big red button in a sort of continuous reinforcement frenzy! I wonder if the American penchant of not wanting to change presidents during war will hold true in four years? I will be quite surprised if we aren't at war by then.
  2. US Politics: Passing Gas In Public is Abhorrent Behavior

    Agreed, especially in light of the positive press Trump has received after these two recent bombings.
  3. Overbooking, Flightcrew over paying passengers, the United incident

    Yeah, that is interesting. I just flew to Austin last month and the question was asked as I checked in for the return flight. As mentioned in the article, I always go through Minneapolis with Delta. Maybe it doesn't happen everywhere?
  4. Overbooking, Flightcrew over paying passengers, the United incident

    That is smart! And I see it in action relatively often because Delta is the major air carrier in my neck o' the woods. Hey, is that a shiny new policy at United Airlines I see on the horizon?
  5. US Politics: He's Trump, he's Trump, he's Trump, he's in my head

    Uh, yeah, I wish I could say this is unbelievable but the truth is...it's utterly predictable...
  6. US Politics: He's Trump, he's Trump, he's Trump, he's in my head

    What's the over/under on how fast Spicer "walks that back" by saying he meant that Hitler didn't gas people with chemical weapons the exact same way Assad did?
  7. Overbooking, Flightcrew over paying passengers, the United incident

    Yeah, I struggle a bit sometimes with whether I'm being overly cynical or simply realistic in my views. But my immediate thought upon seeing the video was "that guy just got rich!"
  8. Overbooking, Flightcrew over paying passengers, the United incident

    Very much agreed that he will get paid - the only question is how much? As MisterOJ says, that's where his character/background being put on trial will come in. However, I don't know what happened before the Iphone videos I've seen start but it seems to me that he started "bleating", etc. only after he was grabbed and as he was being forcibly removed from his seat
  9. Overbooking, Flightcrew over paying passengers, the United incident

    Agreed. But it will still be a big part of the narrative around this, unfortunately.
  10. Overbooking, Flightcrew over paying passengers, the United incident

    Wrong question. I never said what you're saying I said in asking that question. I'm saying that United is calling the passenger "disruptive and belligerent" when all he did was refuse to get off the plane is similar to how the police level all sorts of charges against people who don't immediately comply with them, etc. ETA: Actually, in reading my quote, I did say that. Sorry. But it's not what I meant. Let me rephrase. I should not have brought up rights at all. I really should have just kept it about "complying". Again, sorry about that. ETA II: Hopefully, removing some stupidity.
  11. Overbooking, Flightcrew over paying passengers, the United incident

    Of course, he was "disruptive and belligerent" for refusing to comply It's exactly like someone who dares to assert their rights to police are "resisting arrest" or "obstructing a police officer" or some other bullshit. Ah, so United's already trying to get out in front of the inevitable hefty payout they'll be making to this guy. His background or character matters not one whit in this case but they'll do everything they can to destroy it in any case. Leverage, yo!
  12. I lost my cat....inside the apartment

    Wonderful news! Congratulations! My family, too, has the great good fortune that a cat allows us to live with her. You see, we all have reasonably large brains and opposable thumbs which combine to make us excellent servants
  13. Would Ned Stark have wanted Davos executed?

    I think Ned's compromise or solution with Davos would have been to either imprison him for a time for smuggling or perhaps send him to the Wall (the idea being he gets to keep his life for his aid to Storm's End). Also, I don't believe Ned was being unduly "ruthless" with either Gared or Jorah. He was simply fulfilling his duty as Lord enforcing the law.
  14. Tysha Theories??

    It may or may never come to anything. But Martin has established the foundation for a Tysha-Tyrion reunion, if he chooses. She could easily be the famous "Sailor's wife" prostitute of Braavos who requires men to "marry" her before they can be with her. She even has an approximately 14 year old, blonde-haired, bastard daughter named "Lanna"
  15. Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Hear Hear! I should really make the entirety of this post my sig I agree, of course, and this provides a great opportunity for me to even back it up just a bit and say Littlefinger's plan never had a chance of making sense the moment he gave Sweetrobin to Bronze Yohn Royce (if not even earlier than that). Jeebus, that was so illogical, internally inconsistent and...asinine! In actuality, it was a tremendous insult to the audience's intelligence (but, of course, it has a lot of company).