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RIP Queen Elizabeth at 96

Posted by freedomforall 2 weeks, 6 days ago to News
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    Massive credit for straddling England from Imperial through WWII to the western rise to domination to modern times. Amazing adaptability!

    Charles just needs to sit there for a while and shut up. Maybe his son can do something useful. He is the definition of a British knob!
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    • Posted by term2 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      charles is kind of a wooden king. Not very personable, I would say. Going to be interesting to see if he can fire up the English like Elizabeth did
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      • Posted by $ Thoritsu 2 weeks, 1 day ago
        Best thing possible would be for him to be silent, abdicate early, and turn it over to William. People (Brits, US, et al) could get behind William and Kate! Chucky can sit around listening to crap 1950's music, eating lemons, playing with toy soldiers and letting Camel-toe tie him up in the dark..
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        • Posted by term2 2 weeks ago
          either of them would have the same issues- wooden persona. We dont live in England, so its not going to make much difference to the USA. I wish them good luck as a country.
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  • Posted by JohnRandALL 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    The Queen will be missed. I am not looking forward to King Charles, though. His thinking is aligned with the globalists. Believes in climate change, pro immigration, reduce the monarchy, etc etc.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 2 weeks, 5 days ago
      I have to admit I don’t follow the royal folks much, but what little I’ve seen I liked the queen and could care less about the rest. Chucky seems like a spoiled self loathing elitist rich kid like Freddy of the Marx/Engles duo from hell.
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    • Posted by bobsprinkle 2 weeks, 5 days ago
      Queen E. did not involve herself in all of the garbage going on in the world. Thus, she maintained her respect. Charlie will likely try to use his position to push his government into stupid decisions. So, he will diminish the monarchy. A shame.
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      • Posted by 2 weeks, 5 days ago
        Charles will have to go a long way to exceed the evil, treasonous stupidity of the current US administration.
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        • Posted by term2 2 weeks, 1 day ago
          thats for sure. if he did nothing, it would probably be the best. Elizabeth exerted an even hand over the years, which was a good thing.
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          • Posted by $ Dobrien 2 weeks, 1 day ago
            Lmao , today the British Government warned people not to go to London for their own safety.
            Oh and the maniacal invasion of Middle East and African’s who are causing the crime violence and chaos now out number natural born Brits.

            Good even hand destroying England.
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            • Posted by term2 2 weeks ago
              the las vegas metro police warned people here NOT to go to certain parts of NE Vegas for their own safety. I had never heard of a warning like this in the USA before.

              Brexit was due a long time ago. Britain should never have joined the EU in the first place. Their statist leanings and WOKE mentality thats a part of their culture is not good and the chickens have come home to roost
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    While I think she held the post with nice poise I am bracing myself for the worshiping and fawning the media is going to shove down this nation of former patriots' throats...

    I couldn't give two shits about the royals...
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    • Posted by term2 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      You probably would have to admit that the whole royalty thing is a stabilizing force for a country. Compare that with the USA, where every 4 years our system is like a yo-yo
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      • Posted by $ Dobrien 2 weeks, 1 day ago
        Remarkable , that a so called objectivist would find
        Positive aspects of a monarchy.
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        • Posted by term2 2 weeks ago
          Its an interesting monarchy. Doesnt really matter much in practical terms, except that it stabilizes the soul of the people. I am not agreeing with their socialist leanings at all, just mentioning that compared with our yo yo system, its a bit more stable.
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  • Posted by Rex_Little 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    Some trivia about the British monarchy:

    - Charles is not only the oldest person to ascend to the throne, he's the oldest man to occupy it in the last 200 years.

    - Until recently, the rules of succession favored males; a woman could inherit the throne only if she had no brothers. But the two longest-ruling monarchs were women (QEII and Victoria). Women had a historical impact out of proportion to their numbers; if you asked someone to name a British monarch from before the 20th century, Victoria and Elizabeth I would probably be the top two answers.
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    • Posted by term2 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      The king/queen are essentially to represent the soul of the country (if they want to keep their heads attached to their bodies)). I would say its a really tough and demanding job.
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  • Posted by $ johnrobert2 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    I had been fiddling around on the internet listening to music by Georg Friedrich Handel and discovered he had been commissioned by King George 2nd to write some coronation music for his accession to the throne in 1729. Handel wrote four pieces, one of which, Zadok the King, you hear a very familiar refrain. How I got from Peter, Paul and Mary to Handel's coronation anthems is a long and circuitous journey through the twisted canals of my thoughts. Better saved for another time. Anyway, I hope to be watching the coronation of King Charles 3rd, for we shall probably not see its like in what remains of our lifetimes. As a point of information, these anthems have been used in every coronation since 1729.
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