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  1. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    I always got the impression that Ned wasn't that great with a sword, but he did kill Arthur Dayne. Howland Reed stabbing him in the back never happened in the books, but in the show if he hadn't done that Ned would have died.
  2. Ice Queen

    Rant and Rave Thread

    People mostly of Scandinavian descent stay blond into adulthood. My daughter had white blond hair when she was little and it still turns almost white in summer. The jury is still out on if it's going to change. If it doesn't get darker by the time she's 25, I guess she's keeping it. My grandfather had blond hair till the day he died at the ripe old age of 97.
  3. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    That's probably exactly right.
  4. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    When Aerys would go to Rhaella and rape her, Jaime wanted to intervene, thinking they were sworn to protect her, too. He was told, "Yes, but not from him [Aerys]". That degree of inbreeding should result in physical deformities as well.
  5. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    Yes, and Jaime is forever vilified for killing him. IMO, he did the realm a favor.
  6. I understand all that, but surely you realize that leaves us all vulnerable? If we can't get rid of a corrupt wannabe despot, why did the founders include impeachment at all? What's the point? Yes, Trump will be prosecuted when he leaves office. That's not much comfort to the American people, not when he is committing crimes in broad daylight. And we have no recourse. IMO this is exactly the opposite of what the founders intended. Of course, this country got started in a rebellion against a despotic tyrant. We may go down that road again. The one question the Dems need to ask Mueller: If he wasn't the President, would you prosecute?
  7. Ice Queen

    Discussing Sansa XXXIV: Winterfell Is Yours, Your Grace

    No. These are a people who have been ruled by the Starks for 8000 years. Ned was well loved and well repected as overlord and as a man because he was honorable and just, and both Robb and Jon are cut from the same cloth. Ned died rather than abandon Westeros to the Lannisters. He would not look kindly on a queen who left her people to die. And can you imagine what Stannis would say? Compare the actual leadership of Ned, who has an Arthurian relationship with his people and understands that his wealth and position flow from the land and the people in it, and it's his job to ensure prosperity for all. There must always be a Stark in Winterfell, remember. Just like Arthur's abandonment of his people for Rome, bad things happen when a sovereign or overlord leaves their people undefended. It's a two way street. Now compare Ned with Daenerys should she walk away no matter the inducement. They would never accept her after that--it would be like accepting the Boltons. A king (or queen) that doesn't protect his people is no king at all. Edit: Jon is focused on the battle right now. I doubt there will be open hostility, but it might be pretty damned tense.
  8. Ice Queen

    Discussing Sansa XXXIV: Winterfell Is Yours, Your Grace

    It's not a question of how she feels about it. It's a question of her duty--this isn't a one way street where people do homage to her and swear fealty and get nothing in return for it. Jon bent the knee for the North. That confers responsibility on her as his sovereign to protect her people to the best of her ability. If she leaves, she's abdicating any claim to the North. The North would be under NO obligation to recognize her as anything. Edit: This was a no brainer for Stannis, and Ned would agree. That Dany wouldn't understand that is very telling.
  9. Ice Queen

    Discussing Sansa XXXIV: Winterfell Is Yours, Your Grace

    If Daenerys takes her ball and goes home over it, leaving the North to die, then she's no true queen and has no business ruling, period. A sovereign agrees to protect their people--ALL of them.
  10. Ice Queen

    Samwell Tarly stole the spotlight.

    As an aside, in Martin's outline for the series, Arya and Jon DID have that kind of relationship.
  11. That requires conviction by the Senate and that's just not going to happen. The GOP is morally bankrupt and they will not do the right thing. As I said, we have no recourse.
  12. So he's getting away with it because he didn't actually succeed? That's bullshit, sorry. He knew what he was doing and whether or not he was successful should be irrelevant. Intent should be the only requirement. To say "sorry the law sucks" when the everyone knows he's a criminal is a slap in the face to the whole country. So we have a wannabe dictator and no legal recourse to get rid of him. We just have to deal with it? Funny how you can be impeached over a blow job, but actively court a foreign power to help you steal an election is just business as usual. This is not justice, and we're officially a two bit banana republic.
  13. I don't even know how to respond to that. Maybe the law needs to change, because I don't believe for a minute that Trump wouldn't know that what he was doing was wrong.
  14. Sadly, you're spot on. And that's infuriating.
  15. And yet, if that were you or me, we'd be in prison in a no time flat.
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