I hate the ending of the episode. I do not want to see the show ever again. The producers killed the series. The Starks family wasn't supposed to die. I wanted them to live. I wish the father of the Starks family hadn't been executed in season 1 episode 9. I wanted a good ending. I am so disappointed.
I loved this serie. But this turn on killing whole Stark's family disappòinted me completely. What a bullshit and that's the end for me of the serie. Pathetic. Without sense.
And I do think the next big wedding will be pushed to S4
One of the three names was an Iron Born: Lord Greyjoy.
Ken: Yeah, I'm fairly certain the other wedding will be Season 4. They're splitting Book 3 over two seasons -- that has always been the plan. I cannot imagine the show getting to those plot points any earlier than the second half of S4, probably around the same point they did the Red Wedding this time. My current guess on cliffhanger for the finale involves a big advancement in the Bran plot, and the Red Priestess getting tipped off to goings-on somewhere very different.
Regarding the Iron Islands, I expect that stuff to get lumped into Season 4. We saw Yara/Asha in the preview for next episode. I know that people are cool toward the Ironborn stuff now, but her POV chapters in the books and the fascinating politics involving her uncles made me much more interested in that area of Westeros. So I expect that to be a focus of the next season. My question is, will the show even bother getting into Dorne at this point? Or are they just going to let that stay off to the side until those subplots become more relevant to the main story arcs? (Book readers are still waiting for that, with the exception of the Myrcella and Oberyn stuff.)
The author used the word "Spoilers" in the 3rd paragraph before he got into the recap. I think people were sufficiently warned.
Next time say that you're WRITING SPOILERS. The way you wrote that you're going to say what was in the books that wasn't in this episode seemed like you were saying things that could not possibly be mentioned in the next episode. Such as scenes. But you completely went out and spoke about what will happen in the next episode!! THANK YOU.
There is one more death as portended by the Red Witch in the previous episode (Well, two really, but the Iron born are irrelevant to the TV show apparently). I had assumed that the Red Wedding would be the cliff hanger for this season but I guess they are going with the other wedding instead. Do you really think they will push it until Season 4?
YESS!!! I love these movies, you get exactly what you came for, fast cars, cheesy dialouge, absurd action sequences, and gratuitous skin shown. It's gotten to the point where I think even the actors are in on the joke.
Check out this episode of the B.S. Report http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=6443190, it is THE definitive breakdown of the previous movie (and the whole franchise) by Bill Simmons and Adam Carolla. They will probably be coming out with another one shortly
real glee the show?
I felt the need to reply to the accusation that Tim Macaluso is somehow unfair or judgmental in his education reporting. I want to add that I have never defended anyone like this but I have been involved with Rochester education for many years and have read lots and lots of “stuff” over the years.
Rochester is a volatile place for public education and covering it has to be almost impossible to do professionally because so many people have their own interest. A writer is almost certainly going to piss someone off if they try to walk down the middle especially when extremes seem to be so popular.
Those who claim to be grassroots activists along with conservative, wealthy, business elites come out every few years but in the end they all get the same results-none. Along the way someone has to report this and they have to do it without taking sides. Given the twenty or more years of stagnation, writing about schools here has to become both frustrating and uneventful. It would be easy to raise alarm and take sides but I have not seen Tim do this.
He gives me what I want when read about schools-the facts. I am not concerned about the anger or hugs. I want to know where things stand and what steps are being done to improve things. It is unfortunate that so many people in Rochester throw stones at others thinking that this will help the kids and their families.
It is kind of like the guy who drives by kids waiting for a bus in the pouring rain. He curses the bus company for not having built a shelter but as he drives away he fails to give them the huge umbrella sitting in his front seat. He sees it but does not want to turn his car around. We gotta stop taking the easy way out.
John Bliss, 25 year city homeowner, RCSD parent, RCSD substitute teacher and former charter school founder.
Mary Anna Towler, in reference to Tim Macaluso being in your opinion "without question the most thoughtful, experienced, and knowledgeable writer covering education in the Greater Rochester area" is very disconcerting and in my opinion doesn't say much for the quality of reporters that the Rochester area has to offer. As Howard Eagle noted, "The guy is obviously having problems writing clear, objective reports about the campaign, and campaigners. His steep slant is undoubtedly tilted in the direction of school board incumbents, and the Vargas Administration." As a concerned parent and community member, we need unbiased information so we are able to formulate our own opinions and make the best decisions for our children based on what is actually being conveyed by the candidates themselves and not Tim Macaluso's interpretation or opinion of what transpired.
The BLIND continues to lead the BLIND............end of story!
We appreciate the comments by Mr. Eagle and others; the crisis of public education in Rochester is one of the most serious problems - and the unwillingness to deal with it properly is one of the region's most serious failures. That said, we have no intention taking Tim Macaluso off of the education beat. He is without question the most thoughtful, experienced, and knowledgeable writer covering education in the Greater Rochester area. And, in fact, he has written several times about the problems in Superintendent Vargas's extended-day plan.
With all due respect, some of us are beginning to hope that Ms. Mary Anna Towler, and the crew over at City Newspaper will seriously consider pulling Mr. Tim Macaluso off of the education beat, especially during the current, 2013 school board election campaign. The guy is obviously having problems writing clear, objective reports about the campaign, and campaigners. His steep slant is undoubtedly tilted in the direction of school board incumbents, and the Vargas Administration. This is evidenced by two recent reports, which he wrote following a May 28th school board candidates "forum to meet the non-incumbent candidates vying for a seat on the Rochester school board." The first report, in which Mr. Macaluso discussed candidates ignoring an imagined, so-called "iceberg," was written the day after the forum (see the link below --- after clicking on the link --- be sure to scroll to the bottom of the article and read comments from people who were present at the forum).
In his second article ("Questions linger about RCSD's plan for longer days"), which was written two days after the forum took place, again Mr. Macaluso imagined that "there was confusion about the concept at a recent public forum to meet the non-incumbent candidates vying for a seat on the Rochester school board." Other than his (Mr. Macaluso's), there was absolutely NO "confusion" regarding the issue. The majority of candidates who addressed it said very clearly that we are skeptical (to say the least) of Vargas's so-called "cornerstone [improvement] strategy [relative to] longer school days." Indeed, Ron Hall and I made it crystal clear that we are very, very skeptical, and we urged parents and community members to also be very skeptical. The reason being that simply extending the school day by an hour or two, will not automatically translate into improved academic achievement, especially when considering that many of the students who are in need of more "instructional time," are the very ones who are chronically absent under current schedules. Since district officials are not able to significantly improve attendance for thousands of students who are currently, chronically absent, what in the world would make them, or anyone believe that they will be able to successfully, automatically get the same students to come to school earlier, and/or stay later, unless of course there will be something fundamentally different about the so-called "extended day?" Therein lies the problem and issue: Vargas, nor anyone in his Administration, or the Board of Education have provided a clear, specific, comprehensive explanation as to how the so-called "extended day" will be any different than the current school day.
Thus, it is a gross understatement that Vargas "may want to devote more time to the what and how longer school days" will be any different than current arrangements. Many of us strongly suspect that he hasn't "devoted more time" to explaining specifics because he doesn't know. All he really seems to know for sure is that people are handing out money to implement the latest education fad (longer school days).
So again, we urge parents, and community members in general, to be very skeptical, and to insist upon specific details. Other wise, it is quite likely, and even probable that, in a year or two (when the longer-school-days-grant-money dries up (as it always does) --- we will be off and running (chasing the next education-improvement-fad) --- while the fundamental issues and conditions underlying the very old, pervasive, urban education crisis, never get addressed, and long-promised change and improvement never occurs. We refer to the latter phenomenon as bamboozling, posturing, and hoodwinking --- literally at the costs of young lives.
"The other absences were not due to playing hooky, as some have suggested, but the result of sickness, family emergencies, and scheduled personal days, according to Urbanski." Well guess what, the same could be said about students in the RCSD. So when does it go from being a plausible explanation to a lame excuse. I guess when it's a double standard that's practiced with the RCSD. If attendance is important in reference to education, let's not hold some accountable an not all. Urbanski, stop making excuses for "your" teachers and acknowledge, accept and then make changes!!!
I find the selection of the subject of Obama's speech on the US and terrorism as an amazing attempt to look at this past week through rose colored glasses ...... To ignore three separate scandals with this administration over its head in defending its actions for a speech which was clearly an attempt to deflect the attention from the scandals is just amazing even for a liberal leaning paper ..... But lets take the speech, "the destruction of Muslim Extremist terrorism" is anything but close to an end. Right now the US is working on a method to cover their gun running to Syria via Benghazi and Turkey by getting multiple countries to remove the international restriction on aiding any single side to overthrow a government. The US government violated international law by these actions. Gun running is exactly why the Ambassador was in Benghazi in the first place..... Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Syria are all being controlled / disrupted by the Muslim Brotherhood and its associates. The Coptic Christians are fleeing Egypt by the 10s of thousands due to the attacks by members of the Muslim Brotherhood there...... but Mary Anna Towler chooses to do a critique of the President's speech and describes it as " eloquent, principled and rational one"..... She references the need for an "informed public" .... I must suggest that what we need is "a more informed media" at all levels ....... then maybe we would get those who have access to this administration to start the inquiries to expose the tyrannical actions of big government , and specifically this administration.
Dr William Carla, "on children and protest" suggested that the business community is behind the core curriculum drive in this nation. Now, yes Bill Gates, who once was a major business player, is involved with the core curriculum program, At the same time, few in the business community who understand the major goals of Core Curriculum would support such a program . This is all part of "the fundamental change" of President Obama. The Federal Education Department has its fingerprints all over this poorly designed program to create a national indoctrination and data gathering program. It is all about increasing federal government control of our lives and Dr. Carla either knows the true sources of this diabolical scheme or has not done his homework. The most important part of any protest is knowing who and what you are demonstrating against.......
BEE'S DEMISE: It seems there is another possible cause of colony collapse disorder. It is the substitute provided by the commercial bee keepers to feed the bees. They use high fructose corn syrup to feed the bees and although the other possible causes have not been ruled out, the substitute food may not be activating the detox/immune system of the bees. Here is a link to a good article on the subject: http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/05/fee…
"Trillions"? Hardly. But, hey, the poor have too much and the rich not enough. How about winding down the right-wing war on the middle class?
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