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Secretary of Eumenes

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  1. Not at all. Appeasement is the tactic every American school child is taught when confronted with a belligerent. I won't hold it against you that you internalized this past the point of good sense, it's not your fault. I just disagree very, very, very much with letting abusers do whatever they want for the sake of some academic's notion of pure morality. In fact, as evidenced, even the suggestion of such can get me animated.
  2. Snivelry. What do you think a Ukrainian, in Ukraine today, would say if you poo poo'ed their initiative to resist a foreign occupier from a land that has historically mass murdered their people on casual whims? I weep, literally weep (sometimes, not every time), for the Russians who do not deserve to be hated and feared for the actions of their tyrant. Those men didn't ask to fight Ukraine. Basically none of them volunteered to do so, or volunteered at all. And they're still getting blowed up and shot to pieces and suffering at all moments here, though none of them will ever benefit personally from this horror. But what you've done here is distilled an opportune action against a foreign oppressor into a flag on which to proclaim your ethical philosophy. You're a real hero. You should go to Ukraine and explain to these people the theories you came up with in class and in this thread. That you aren't condemning the poisoning, but that those dumb unenlightened Ukrainians haven't considered the morality of resistance and might want to take a few days to get online and educate themselves about the philosophical implications of using violence. You could save them from their own actions, which might save their physical flesh from the cruelties of the occupier but will corrupt the heart of goodness and friendlieship in all of Equestria!
  3. Chris Ballard is a frog faced fuckboi who makes QB decisions with the astuteness and alacrity of a recently run over child who has only ever witnessed football through a haze of vape smoke while breast feeding from Whitney Houston. Item 1, 2017. First year as GM. Scott Tolzien starts week one, because Luck was never gonna play. Colts had to trade for Jacoby, who starts remaining 15 games because YOU HAD SCOTT TOLZIEN ON YOUR ROSTER YOU FROG FACED FUCKBOI Item 1.5, 2018. He drafted a guard at 6. This isn't even a QB criticism. But what a fuckwit. Seriously, was this man born with a pile of shit where his brain should have been? I would have retired too. Item 2, 2019. With Jacoby Brissett on the roster. Making next to nothing. The Colts gave him a ten million dollar raise and guaranteed a further 20 MILLION DOLLARS the following year to Jacoby Brissett in the week following Luck's retirement. I've seen more creative ways to set thirty million dollars on fire but it usually involves an aging billionaire, a tiny cock, and a big ass rocket; Chris Ballard gave me Jacoby Brissette, which is somehow even more pathetic and destructive towards the earth. Item 3, 2020. You could have had Tom Brady. What you did have is a Philip Rivers who literally lost you a playoff game (go watch that last drive. It's fucking pathetic. TY Hilton is laying out on TEN YARD CURLS trying to come back for these ducks because Phil couldn't get the ball outside the numbers. The Colts got the ball back before the two minute warning and BARELY CROSSED MIDFIELD. You could have had Tom Brady, who was paid like 27 million for the year. Jacoby Brissette is paid 20 million dollars to be a fucking cheerleader, and truth be told he makes for a fine mascot. He's a good dude. Good job, Mr. Fuckboi. You have found and retained the most visible and likeable cheerleader in the league. You wouldn't fucking believe how many times a game they would cut to this broad grinned, cheek dimpled, handsome ass motherfucker standing on the sidelines with an earpiece in and lookin' happier than a hound dog with a horse's johnson. And why wouldn't he be? That's a rich, rich, man. Meanwhile, I loved the Phillip Rivers experiment. Because I'm a psycho and I like it when it hurts. The pure novelty of this man. This terror on my dreams, coming to Indy when he was so clearly washed... I loved it. But Chris Ballard, this walking jinx who never saw a gopher hole he wouldn't trip into, actually seemed to think that like he'd done a good thing. And, like, actually tried to bring this tired-armed, loose-around-the-joints, can't-keep-it-up-long-enough-to-throw, Quarterback back when the dude ain't fit to close out a game of slow pitch. The Fuck is wrong with you, man? Is this one of those two fetus' situation where one eats the other? Because I think Chris Ballard's unborn twin managed to eat his brain shortly before being devoured itself in an act of brainless revenge. It's not a medical theory, but I think it helps explain some of these decisions... Item 4, 2021. You balked at Matt Stafford. Something people have kind of forgotten is that the Rams had to essentially pay an extra 1st round pick to get rid of Jared Goff. It's more complicated than that, the picks the Rams were sending were both in years to come, which dilutes their value, but the point is that Stafford probably could have been gotten for a 1 and some significant change. Instead you paid a 1 and significant change for Carson Wentz. I can't think of a meaner thing to say. Item 5, 2022. After all this, this era of salt and ash that can be looked back on only as the results of a madman's ministrations against the goodly order and harmoniousness of a happy universe, you traded for Matt Ryan? Why? He won't run the offense from under center, he will want it out of shotgun like Rivers did. Going under center now will be a run giveaway. His arm wasn't washed last year, but it could literally go tomorrow, he's at that age and it has been declining for several years. You're gonna be stuck in spread shotgun again. YOU HAVE NO RECEIVERS. You built your team to condense and run downhill. Now you have to run everything out of shotgun, with a mud footed QB, and you also have no LT. So now the way your QB plays is directly in opposition to how your offense is geared to play. Good job. And today they just adjusted his contract to give him guaranteed money next year... For no reason. His salaries the next two years weren't guaranteed, which at least protects you if he gets hurt or his arm falls off. So taking away that protection for yourself seems like something Ballard probably couldn't resist. No doubt he saw his financial freedom as a form of sin, a contraceptive against which his fury knew no bounds and with which he could not bear. The mind of a madman is mad. In no particular order: 1)Mahomes 2)Watson 3)Wilson 4)Allen 5)Jackson 6)Burrow 7)Herbert 8)Carr 9) Tannehill 10) Ryan Just an idle catalogue: 1) Missouri Chiefs 2) Bills 3) Chargers 4) Browns/(Watson, whose suspension will be moderate) 5) Broncos 6) Titans 7) Ravens 8) Bengals 9) Raiders 10) Colts You can quibble about where a particular team lines up or where a QB might fall on my little lists, but I don't think anyone's gonna try to tell me the Colts have better than the tenth best QB and tenth best team in the division. That's only three spots out from a playoff berth and another visit to Buffalo! Mediocrity sells.
  4. I just thought this was a very interesting moment. I don't wanna make you edit down your comments or anything, just c'mon man. As part of their dark compact the Browns made an obvious and deliberate attempt to ensure that Watson suffers as little financial penalty as possible (he already got paid his entire salary last year) when the NFL eventually issues its piddling suspension. Thereby completely undermining one of the only penalties for his actions and even further rewarding him for his predatory behavior even after he got treated like the goddamn bachelorette the instant it was announced he'd avoid criminal charges. They not only took advantage of his immoral actions to improve their team, they specifically minimized his future punishment just to make him say yes and give them a rose. Nobody can judge you for the Browns' actions l, I certainly won't at least, and I don't really care about your happy endings joke. But c'mon. Don't let them make you mind-pretzel yourself into trying to defend what's happened here. Sports teams are scummy and your favorite one decided to sell out for the favor of a real dickhead. You don't have to denounce them to the heavens or stop watching football, man. Just know that they count on the fact that you're so hungry to know what winning feels like that you'll implicitly carry water for them even when they're obviously being scummy and everyone knows it. Don't lose your love of football or feel like you're excluded from enjoying a thing because some dickheads running it are dickheads. But you're worth more than being maneuvered into defending their actions. You can be happy that your team has the 2nd or 3rd best QB in the league without making excuses for that team's behavior, at least in the world I try to live in. At the end of the day the Browns got their hands on the Peyton Manning of his generation. That is a victory, and I'm not trying to take that away from you. But let's be clear eyed about the cost. All above is just my IMHO or whatever. You're good people, Bri.
  5. Sorry, I was confused because I clearly don't understand such things. But it just seemed to ditzy dumb me that you were first to share the Browns' triumph, with a joke at the expense of the women accusing him of gross impropriety, and then leapt to defend the practice of deliberately constructing his contract in such a way as to make his impending -already trivial- punishment as financially negligible as possible. I'm just a dumb dumb, though, so I'm sure you didn't do that and I read dumbly and don't understand the nuances involved Really, when I think about it. The true victim in this situation is people like you who are bravely trying to explain to morons like me that you're not DEFENDING Watson or the Browns, they and he have simply done nothing wrong here and criticism of their actions is unfair. Thank you so, so, soooooo much!
  6. My dad used to be fond of the line "football doesn't build character, it reveals it." So too does its fanship, I think.
  7. "So, I like asked Coach Belichick, like, what he wants to have happen in the second half. And he said that, like, he tooootally wants to win and that there's still, like, a whole second half to play which I totally didn't even know was allowed. Do you wanna buy the Erin Andrews selection on NFLshop.com? The NFL, like, loves the wmnz.
  8. Can't wait to watch a succession of sideline bimbos sugarally seek answers before every big game to the tough, tough, question "so, like, what was YOUR headspace. With, like, coming to Cleveland and stuff? And what was it about Cleveland that drew you here?"
  9. Washington, oh Washington. I thank you, but that is an even stoopider trade than the one the Colts made to get the asshole. A pair of 3s and moving up in the 2nd... Wow.
  10. You laughed at Lan's griefing scene didn't you? Didn't you!?! Make like Will Smith in Concussion and tell the truth!!!
  11. Couple of 3s. Çolts don't have a three this year though so maybe a 4th rounder this year and a 2nd next.
  12. I think Garappolo would do better in the Colts than Wentz did. He's just not gonna win a Superbowl.
  13. On a team so stacked that it won the Superbowl with Nick Foles. Maybe the 2017 Eagles The Team was what elevated the play of Wentz.
  14. Washington and 49ers swapping 1st rounders for Garappolo wouldn't be the worst thing I've ever seen. A bad idea but not outright stupid.
  15. Dawg, the fact that I'm talking about his clothes is -in itself- an assertion that there is nothing to the character. He was just a guy in a weird jacket who said such vaguely evil things that I can't even recall them. He was a terrible villain who was not set up at all and then did a thing to Moiraine that was so poorly depicted and unexplained that you people can make hundred word arguments about whether or not she was actually stilled or just shielded with the weaves inverted. That's it. That's the dude's impact on the story. And I don't want to blame the actor. It's the writing. I don't blame any of these actors, not even the little girl doing a Jack Sparrow/Bellatrix Lestrange impression of a Dark friend in episode 3. I mean at some point you're working with schlock and I appreciate the professionalism of going out there and giving it an honest try, even if your performance is silly. Look, I don't wanna be mean. It's nice to like things with a, let's say, eyes closed approach. But c'mon, that shit was terrible. It was just terrible. Some of the costumes looked cool. I liked the Aes Sedai uniforms, they looked snazzy. That's it for the things the show did well.
  16. I keep seeing folks say "Ishy was good" and whatnot and I don't get it. I'm like who is this guy!?! He's just like some generic muahaha asshole in an uninspired tunic and then he died or something. I'm not entirely sure. I was kind of doing two things at once during the finale and I gotta be honest, watching the paint dry really became my primary focus as the episode moved on.
  17. It gets worse. Laughably bad. Group shunning bad. My niece has written random jibberish in crayon that is more fit to be filmed than this travesty of a production that all involved should be ashamed to call their work.
  18. There was no port, there was no city. They tidal bombed a single little girl. If you wanna be generous in your interpretation of the scene, it is possible that the *cough* Seanchan *cough* characters were just showing off for the cameras and crew. It might save the series if the Seanchan have mockumentary crews following them around, like in The Office. "Howdy, y'all! It's ya girl Tuon! We 'bout to go on yonder for the Corenne. Hailene forever, don't forget to smash that 'like' button pardners!"
  19. Looks like this week I'll need Jonathan Taylor to come through more than any other. Good luck, Dunk. But not too much luck!
  20. Not a blowout, I won't be comfortable until it's over. I got lucky that your QBs played down to the competition, Kirk seemed dead set on killing me today.
  21. Good luck @Jaime L, it looks like it'll be close. And that means fun.
  22. What the hell are we arguing about again? I'm sure I started it, whatever. Sorry, tough week. Tough year. Been a lot of those lately, I shouldn't add to the Despiser's woes. I also wondered that Filip might reappear, but it made sense to me that his effort to emulate Naomi's achievement of breaking away from his family means he doesn't reappear. Sure, we want him to show up because we're interested in him and his fate. But really the happier ending is that he got away from it all for good. Maybe he fell off a treadmill and broke his neck, or had six kids and one of them killed him over a crooked dice game, or maybe he lived happily ever after. The ending they seemed to want to give the character was that whatever happened to him, he got the chance to start over. That blank slate ahead of him is more important, I think, for what it represents than a cheap cameo return. Just my thoughts.
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