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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:56 AM

Julia Chatterley, CNN correspondent at the funeral

Is sickeningly waxing poetic about the love affair and Queenís despondency over the loss. I get some romanticizing but she is over the top.

Fairy tale stuff. Iím not buying it...

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Reply Julia Chatterley, CNN correspondent at the funeral (Original post)
PCIntern Apr 2021 OP
SheilaAnn Apr 2021 #1
Ocelot II Apr 2021 #2
Treefrog Apr 2021 #4
SheilaAnn Apr 2021 #3
Treefrog Apr 2021 #5
HipChick Apr 2021 #28
FreeState Apr 2021 #36
Raine Apr 2021 #6
hlthe2b Apr 2021 #7
jimfields33 Apr 2021 #8
PCIntern Apr 2021 #9
Treefrog Apr 2021 #12
PCIntern Apr 2021 #14
Layzeebeaver Apr 2021 #18
Treefrog Apr 2021 #22
HipChick Apr 2021 #29
UTUSN Apr 2021 #37
calimary Apr 2021 #33
avebury Apr 2021 #10
Treefrog Apr 2021 #13
StarfishSaver Apr 2021 #11
PCIntern Apr 2021 #15
StarfishSaver Apr 2021 #16
PCIntern Apr 2021 #17
StarfishSaver Apr 2021 #25
Treefrog Apr 2021 #26
PCIntern Apr 2021 #27
StarfishSaver Apr 2021 #32
PCIntern Apr 2021 #34
Treefrog Apr 2021 #20
Ocelot II Apr 2021 #19
mobeau69 Apr 2021 #21
Raine Apr 2021 #23
Treefrog Apr 2021 #24
brooklynite Apr 2021 #30
hamsterjill Apr 2021 #31
liberal_mama Apr 2021 #35

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:02 AM

1. And the BBC speakers won't shut up! I like watching, listening to the music. Annoying. n/t

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:03 AM

2. So turn it off.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:07 AM

4. Ditto.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:09 AM

5. You don't have to buy it. But from all accounts, they were a true love match.

Easy to mute sound on my tv, perhaps you donít have a mute button?

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 12:53 PM

28. Not a true love match...Prince Philip was involved in sex scandals and other women...

Never did buy the RF fairy tales...

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Response to HipChick (Reply #28)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:58 PM

36. Monogamy doesn't equal love

Someone can have unlimited sex partners and still love their spouse .

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:12 AM

6. MSNBC is better, I tried CNN but to much jabbering. nt

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:23 AM

7. Trying to make vapid small talk, emphasizing how COVID-19 allowed them to spend time together at end

yet forgetting how impossible that was for most people who haven't seen their nonresiding family members in more than a year, much less the millions who could not be with them in the hospital, at death, nor to hold a funeral of any kind.

This was ABC, who, I think are generally being more sensitive, but still... Damn.

Sometimes they DO need to think through their comments before they make them.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:23 AM

8. Typically a funeral tends to focus on the positives of a person's life

Iím thankful they do. What good would it do to focus on the negative? Donít we see enough negative in life?

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:28 AM

9. Yes of course...

Tired of BS love stories when one or both partners were famous for having lovers on the side. Sorry.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:31 AM

12. You know this for a fact? Do you often judge others' marriages? How is yours?

And you seem so annoyed about the happiness of this couple - why are you watching?

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Response to Treefrog (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:33 AM

14. Tell you what...

I will personally contact you and ask you what Iím permitted to think feel and say. In the future, I shall subject myself to censorship in order not to be able to express an opinion which tens of millions of other people possess. I donít want you to be upset, I donít want you to be agitated or put upon by me having an opinion or feelings.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:38 AM

18. Please don't do that

Free speech and thinking is essential these days.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:58 AM

22. Having a rather bitter morning, are we?

Goodness, such hatred toward someone whoís never done a thing to you, nor ever heard of you.

Iíll never get the need some here seem to have to make negative comments toward the dead, whoever they may have been.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 12:53 PM

29. LMAO!

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:05 PM

37. Hear, hear! -Bravissimo! - sincerely (NO sarcasm) !

ON EDIT: Actually, am saving your perfect post for my future use in the same, all too frequent circumstances:

By PCIntern:: "I will personally contact you and ask you what Iím permitted to think feel and say. In the future, I shall subject myself to censorship in order not to be able to express an opinion which tens of millions of other people possess. I donít want you to be upset, I donít want you to be agitated or put upon by me having an opinion or feelings."







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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:06 PM

33. Excellent point!

Just sit back and enjoy the pageantry, for Pete's sake! The Brits do it better than ANYBODY. It's the closest most of us will ever get to the fairy tale kind.

Enjoy the pageantry, and the fact that you don't have to help pay for it.

Stop and think about this being another one of those events the grandkids will read about, but YOU got to witness.

Stop and think about the concept of widowhood after literally a lifetime with your partner. For ANY woman. And the odds do appear to show that many of us women will outlive our men. Frankly, I find myself thinking about that A LOT, as we grow older. I also found myself mumbling - "poor Queenie. Poor Queenie" and feeling a major sense of sympathy for her. Seventy-three YEARS together? Loved him since she was 13 and he 18? She rules a kingdom. Jewels and servants and courtiers and castles and all that. Almost unimaginable privilege. Yeah, I know. I know.

But I bet she'd give all that up, today, to feel his embrace around her again.

Just as one woman to another, I really feel for her today.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:29 AM

10. MSNBC coverage is pretty good. Nt

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Response to avebury (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:32 AM

13. CNN hasn't said a word since the service began.

So far a good job. Dislike Cooper at the beginning trying to gin up the Harry story, but Richard Quest shut him down several times, which I found amusing.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:30 AM

11. You have the choice not to watch it

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:35 AM

15. And I also have the

Choice to have an opinion about what I am watching, what I hear commentators say, what I hear politicians say, what I hear racists and anti-Semites say. I donít reflexively turn off media because someone is saying something that I donít like. The last I looked I was permitted to have an opinion In matters public and private.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:37 AM

16. Of course you have that right

It just seems odd that you are so willing to subject yourself to something that seems to upset you so much.

But you do you.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:38 AM

17. So conversely

Why are you reading this thread?

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:00 AM

25. You're not having a very good day, are you?

Maybe you'll feel better tomorrow after you get whatever it is off of your chest.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:01 AM

26. I think you and I posted essentially the same thing at the same time lol.

Whatís the old saying about cornflakes? Seems to have occurred to the op this morning.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 12:49 PM

27. I'm having a very good day

I simply said that this fairy-tale stuff involving these Royals is ridiculous.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:25 PM

32. You said considerably more than that.

And most of it hostile and defensive.

We all have days like that. I know I do. And when I do, I usually don't think I'm having a bad day. I just think everyone else is f*cking with me. And then the next day I look back at what I said and think, "Damn! I sure was having a bad day!"

I hope you feel better soon.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #32)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:43 PM

34. You know,

you see yourself as a higher-order intellect, but I see you as somewhat disruptive and negating of othersí feelings and opinions. I am entitled on this discussion board to state my views and opinions and have done so for seventeen years here. You also are entitled to your thoughts of course, but they are no more or less legitimate than anyone elseís are.

As to you pseudo-analysis of my mental state, I would differ inasmuch as I am well aware of how I feel about those who fabricate ridiculous story lines for the adoring public. I listened to that material when Trump was running the first time and give it little credence, especially when there is evidence of the opposite. Thatís what I was saying. If and only if itís all right with you.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:55 AM

20. Thank you. Well said.

Mind boggling, some of the posts here.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:50 AM

19. I do feel sorry for the Queen. She's very old, and Philip was by all accounts

the love of her life, beginning when she was only a teenager. She was sitting in the church all alone, probably on account of covid, but it made me sad.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:55 AM

21. The music was awesome.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:58 AM

23. Beautiful 👍 nt

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:59 AM

24. I agree, and the readings were so nice.

Iím not a religious person, but it was beautiful and in a beautiful place. Iíve been to Windsor Castle and to the chapel. Just beautiful.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:00 PM

30. But you're watching the funeral nonetheless...

Prince Philip had no position of legal or political authority. I can't imagine why anyone would care about his funeral if not for the celebrity focus.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:12 PM

31. I think there's renewed interest

Because of The Crown on Netflix and the recent interview that Harry and Meghan gave. The intrigue of the brothersí rift, etc.

Just my two cents...


I only watched the first part with the children and grandchildren walking behind the hearse. I thought that was a lovely visual as a tribute. Saw the Queen arrive and marvel at her strength at her age.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:53 PM

35. I taped the funeral and I'm watching it now

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