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Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:01 PM

Wow, everyone on MSNBC is

already wearing black, even though there’s no news of QEII’s passing.

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Reply Wow, everyone on MSNBC is (Original post)
phylny Sep 2022 OP
malaise Sep 2022 #1
lostnfound Sep 2022 #7
Brainfodder Sep 2022 #8
Brainfodder Sep 2022 #9
Jilly_in_VA Sep 2022 #10
malaise Sep 2022 #13
Jilly_in_VA Sep 2022 #15
Celerity Sep 2022 #23
malaise Sep 2022 #24
Celerity Sep 2022 #33
malaise Sep 2022 #34
Celerity Sep 2022 #36
Celerity Sep 2022 #27
EmmaLee E Sep 2022 #29
malaise Sep 2022 #35
walkingman Sep 2022 #21
48656c6c6f20 Sep 2022 #25
malaise Sep 2022 #30
48656c6c6f20 Sep 2022 #37
50 Shades Of Blue Sep 2022 #2
phylny Sep 2022 #3
hlthe2b Sep 2022 #5
dchill Sep 2022 #4
Happy Hoosier Sep 2022 #22
dchill Sep 2022 #38
FakeNoose Sep 2022 #6
2naSalit Sep 2022 #31
mopinko Sep 2022 #11
ms liberty Sep 2022 #17
mopinko Sep 2022 #19
Srkdqltr Sep 2022 #12
Srkdqltr Sep 2022 #14
Ray Bruns Sep 2022 #16
TheProle Sep 2022 #18
misanthrope Sep 2022 #20
moonshinegnomie Sep 2022 #26
Wrestlefire769 Sep 2022 #28
Spazito Sep 2022 #32

Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:04 PM

1. Yep I detest the fawning over the royals

a Republic if you can keep it is right

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:13 PM

7. Hour after hour

As if there’s no other news

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:14 PM

8. End of an era special to some I guess?

I mostly ignore it all too.

The pomposity.

TFG walking in front of her, PRICELESS moment for comedy, not forgotten.




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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:14 PM

9. End of an era special to some I guess?

I mostly ignore it all too.

The pomposity.

TFG walking in front of her, PRICELESS moment for comedy, not forgotten.




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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:14 PM

10. I don't.

Whether or not my ancestors left for religious or economic freedom is beside the point. I have always loved the Queen. She looks like my mother and always has. Those who don't can shut up about it.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:17 PM

13. You'd have lovrd my mother

I detest all royals.

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:19 PM

15. Your problem n/t

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:47 PM

23. absolutely sis, I have two sets leaching off two of my three nation states that I am a citizen of

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Response to Celerity (Reply #23)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:48 PM

24. We'd get it sis

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Response to malaise (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:07 PM

33. amazing to see monarchical authoritarian sentiment here

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Response to Celerity (Reply #33)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:10 PM

34. It's pretty bad on one station here

But I really don’t get the US coverage

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Response to malaise (Reply #34)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:44 PM

36. Situational cult of personality thinking. If the dead monarch was a clear POS there'd be much less

pro-monarchical projection in the US.

I ture of the whole British lot and their ultra privileges drama, at least the Swedish royals are boring, far less empowered and expensive to maintain. Also no paedos recently who were several (now up to 8) heartbeats away from the Crown, as far as I know.

I likely (hopefully in terms of my own longevity if nothing else) will live to see another King George in 45, 50 years or so (sooner if there is an early death of William), very ironically who will be ruling during the time of the American Tricentennial (if both the USA, as a nation, and the UK, as a monarchy, still exist at that point).




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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:58 PM

27. Wow, really?

Those who don't can shut up about it.



Are you a British citizen?

I am, and I have said (since I first formulated thoughts on the subject) that it is well past time to end the monarchy.

I feel the same for Sweden and all other monarchies on the planet.

The concept of rule via bloodline is abhorrent to my view on humanity.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:02 PM

29. +1

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Response to Celerity (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:11 PM

35. That simple

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:43 PM

21. Another icon of history is gone.

In the case of the Queen, I just admire her longevity and history especially post Henry VIII. The history is fascinating to me because if you look their political history you can clearly see the roots of our American government.

Why to people fawn over the royals? We tend to admire celebrity because they illustrate the things we’ve been taught to covet, however subconsciously. We all have dreams of wealth and fame and happiness and style and social influence and so on, which starts early with fairy tales and the way we raise our kids. Maybe it plays into our deep-seated attraction to heroism. I think that stays with us, to some extent, through our lives. Royals and other people, like Hollywood figures and Kardashian types, keep that phenomenon alive.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:51 PM

25. This will be nonstop for a month or so

God make it stop.

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Response to 48656c6c6f20 (Reply #25)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:04 PM

30. No it won't

Coverage will only last to the day of her funeral

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Response to malaise (Reply #30)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 02:05 PM

37. I hope you're right but then don't we have to suffer

Through a coronation? And the life and times of Chuck?

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:04 PM

2. The QE death watch on MSNBC is unbelievable! There is so much other news today!

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Anglophile. But I don't see the point of this repetitive coverage.

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:06 PM

3. I'm with you.

I am fascinated by the history, but they ought to save it for when she passes.

I feel like they read somewhere that the BBC will don black once her death is announced and said,”Me too! Me too!”

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:11 PM

5. Exactly. Unseemly as hell. I can only hope she rallies, if for no other reason than to have those

GHOULS all have egg on their face.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:10 PM

4. I just don't get it. We're not in England.

We got a divorce. It was pretty acrimonious. We ended up WITHOUT royalty.

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:45 PM

22. Never-the-less....

many Americans, myself included, feel strong cultural ties with Britain.

I admit I am sad at her passing. I saw her in real life once. I'm not normally a celebrity hound, but I was pretty jazzed by that.

And here's the thing. You don't have to get it. I don't get professional sports fans. But there ya go.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #22)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 02:20 PM

38. I'm not into sports, either.

My cultural ties with Britain started with that other British invasion.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:12 PM

6. Yes it's weird, but she could die in the next couple of days

Nobody wants to be caught on camera wearing something inappropriate, I guess.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:05 PM

31. She probably passed earlier this morning...

Or last night. They don't immediately announce to the world. The family needed to be notified first, followed by higher ups in the gov't. as they have with the past few monarchs' passing.

Now I wonder if that pic with the new MP was from an earlier meeting.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:16 PM

11. have a cousin in ireland. they think she's already gone.

just waiting for the whole fam to be there to announce it.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:34 PM

17. I think your cousin pegged it.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:37 PM

19. it's what everyone there is thinking, but

might have more to do w wishing. wont be many tears in ireland.
parades maybe, all night raves, but...

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:17 PM

12. The first half hour was cute but gets stale after awhile.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:18 PM

14. The first half hour was cute but gets stale after awhile.

The ones talking as if they actually knew her or the family are the worst.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:24 PM

16. She's not dead, she's just resting.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:35 PM

18. New DU GD Thread (Probably)

BREAKING: MSNBC GOES FULL ROYALIST! Andrea Mitchell dons tiara!

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:41 PM

20. Maybe for Bernard Shaw

That would seem as likely.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:56 PM

26. whether you agree with the monarchy or not

she served her country for 70 years. she dedicated her life to the service of her country. i really cant think of an american who has served the US to the extent she served the UK

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:59 PM

28. The Canadian cabinet already was as well...

 

I get the feeling that the "London Bridge Has Fallen" command had already gone out, and that matters were being activated.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:06 PM

32. Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state, dead at 96

Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state and the longest-reigning British monarch, has died.

She died on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, Buckingham Palace said in a short statement. She was 96.

"The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow," the palace said, in reference to the Queen's son Charles, who automatically became king upon her death, and his wife, Camilla.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/queen-elizabeth-obituary-1.6575696

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