PF Chang

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  1. Really impressed with the writers for this season of As the Redskins Turn. Just when I thought they'd mined every remaining ounce of drama from this show, they hit us with another unprecedented plot twist.
  2. PF Chang

    The Impeachment Thread

    Trump's best defense against obstruction might be that he's an incoherent moron who says and does the first things that occur to him, so you can't prove any intent. I hope this ends up as part of the debate in the impeachment process so we can add it to the congressional GOP Hall of Fame. Right next to the guy who proved climate change is a hoax by bringing a snowball to the Senate floor.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    He should be impeached. But when making the case, the Democrats need to explain this to people like they're children, because that's the reality of our electorate. 1. "I was elected to lead, not to read" is one of those jokes that is uncomfortably true about us. Unless it's a status update, we don't read. How many people on the board actually read the Mueller report? Assume that the people you're trying to convince know essentially nothing about the report. 2. The sense I get from reading people's thoughts on this - they need to clearly explain why obstruction of justice is a big deal. It seems like a lot of people view this as a "process crime" or fall back on the idea that a prosecutor is going to come up with some bull**** crime if he doesn't find any '"real" crime. They need to lay out that obstruction of justice is the reason that other crimes weren't charged. They need to point to things that people understand, like the destruction of evidence that happened. They need to tell people to ask themselves why an innocent person worked so hard to obstruct an investigation (I understand that people can end up lying to investigators for innocent reasons and that this isn't a good legal argument, but this is the court of public opinion).
  4. Peak Nationals offense these first two innings. 1st inning: Can't score with 1 out and guys on 1st/3rd. 2nd inning: Putting up a zero after a leadoff triple.
  5. I wanted to trade Harper last year because I didn't think he would re-sign here. I don't want to trade Rendon unless he makes it clear he won't re-sign. Don't think we know for sure what was offered for Harper last year, but from what I remember it wasn't much because of the upcoming free agency. I think Rendon is a better player but what would we get for him? He's 28, not too old to fit into a rebuild. Since 2017 he's a .300+ average, .900+ OPS guy who plays great defense at 3rd. Pay the man. Trade everyone else but the young guys and Corbin. To get to 90 wins we need to play at a 100+ win pace, this isn't a 100+ win team even with perfect health. Trading Scherzer is incredibly depressing but he's valuable. Same with Strasburg though I don't know how the 2019/2020 opt outs affect his trade value. Doolittle. Move any of the other bullpen guys for literally anything. Maybe keep Eaton because he's cheap and with the recent injury history I'm not sure how valuable he is.
  6. PF Chang

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I think the major end points will be the same in the books, which is why the actual events seem plausible but lack development.
  7. The worst part is zero exception even for the life of the mother. I have zero respect for that viewpoint. You are not a medieval king who needs to secure lineage at all costs; the life of a woman who is unquestionably a person is more important than a fetus. Edit: this might actually be the only exception in the law, though it's unclear to me if it covers any possible risk to the life of the mother
  8. Yep. The article about the Chief Nihilist linked below is good: Nihilist In Chief
  9. 1. Hard to draw conclusions from polling on this issue. Like with twa's heartbeat polling - do the people responding fully understand what that means, that it would effectively be a total abortion ban? If given the full context, it's unlikely that 55% of Democrats are supporting a heartbeat bill. It's like Medicare for All polling. Support goes down if the question is presented with the context that your taxes will go up. You'd think people would already realize that we aren't going to fund MFA just by raising taxes on Jeff Bezos, but there are big swings in support depending on how you frame the question. 2. This issue is not about how it personally affects you. My mom had me when she was a teenager so I had generally pro-life views when I was younger. Then I grew up a bit and realized that the world doesn't actually revolve around me.
  10. PF Chang

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Not sure if I'll watch the spinoffs but I'm a Night King comes back truther until 10:30 on Sunday. Dragonfire can't melt steel beams.
  11. PF Chang

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    The Night's King was the 13th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. North of the Wall he finds a woman with skin as cold as ice and brings her back to the Wall, where they rule at the Nightfort until the combined forces of King Brandon Stark and the King Beyond-the-Wall defeat him. They find out that the Night's King was making sacrifices to the Others. All records of him were destroyed and his name was forbidden. Some people think he came from one of the northern houses. Old Nan thinks he was a Stark. When Jon Snow meets Ygritte he tells her his name, and she flinches. She says it's an evil name. The Night's King was named Jon Snow. Current Jon Snow will become the Night King and end his story where Tormund thinks he belongs, in the "real north."
  12. PF Chang

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Accurate. And you're right about the dialogue, most of the great dialogue from the earlier seasons is word for word from the books. Particularly Tywin's - "explain to me why it is more noble to kill ten thousand men in battle than a dozen at dinner." Martin started out as a TV writer and says he always wanted to expand the stories beyond what producers would allow. Books 1-3 have a tighter narrative but with 4-5 he expanded the iron Islands and Dorne so much that books 4-5 literally divide the viewpoint characters in half and are on a concurrent timeline. Adding these new plotlines means others have to be slowed down, so Daenerys gets parked in Meereen for a book. There's too much to resolve. I think you're right about Season 5 with them trying to drag it out hoping to get at least book 6.
  13. PF Chang

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    She brought up the former slaves freeing themselves/rebelling as compared to the King's Landing people, but I think that's all we got for her resentment or disrespect of the common Westeros people.
  14. PF Chang

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Steve: D+D: Critics:
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    Game of Thrones Season 8

    I actually really liked the episode. It doesn't matter if the plot doesn't go the way I think it should, the Reddit people are doing the typical overreaction of "everything is RUINED." I'll wait until it's over to complain, there could be more to the NK than what we saw. I hear you on two different stories, but Martin has said the end will basically be the same. I don't think he has a reason to be dishonest about that, if anything he'd want to emphasize differences to sell more books. The director, Sapochnik, is just awesome. The composer is great - everything about the end scene in the godswood had me hooked. I forgot about Ser Pounce and searched him. Fine, I'm invested again, Cersei must go: “Cersei hated the name ‘Ser Pounce’ so much she could not allow him to survive,” showrunner David Benioff tells EW. “So she came up with her most diabolical [execution]. Ser Pounce’s death was so horrible we couldn’t even put it on the air.”