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Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby Blue Garuda » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:26 pm

Just watched a citizen of the USA express disapproval at the archaic nature of our monarchy as an inherited 'head of state' position.

An Englishman replied:

'Yes, but we have no choice about who is crowned, whereas you people elected Bush and his son.

This means you prefer a system where people actively choose to elect the insane and inbred, as opposed to simply inheriting them.'

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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby Ogyen » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:32 pm

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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:18 am

Damn Straight.

And she's tough too...

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Down here we have the great advantage of a monarchy we don't even have to pay for... :twothumbsup:

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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:22 am

Though I do envy Thailand having a king who can play Jazz...



http://www.bangkokpost.com/60yrsthrone/jazzy/index.html

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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby Paul » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:06 am

Following this weekend, I have concluded 'bunting' is the most English word ever.
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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby Blue Garuda » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:39 am

Live TV is great for bloopers.

Cue a BBC reporter who asked Elton John what he would do if he was Queen for a day! LOL :)
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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby Indrajala » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:28 pm

There are advantages to having a monarchy in the fact that they have long-term vested interests in the well-being of the nation, while elected politicians tend to think in election cycles. A monarch can have long-term plans and carry them out even when it proves unpopular, while elected politicians have much more difficulty doing this. A party's plans can be turned over if they lose the majority. The other factor in favour of monarchies is that if you don't rule well plenty of people beneath you are willing to take your throne from you.

That being said the British monarchy has no real power and are not accountable for anything. Might as well drop them if they're just there to look good.
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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby Jikan » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:12 pm

In Matthijs van Boxsel's book The Encyclopedia of Stupidity, the longest chapter by far is called "On the Inherent Stupidity of Constitutional Monarchies." It occupies about half of the book. It's brilliant work, by the way.
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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby Clarence » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:52 pm

Huseng wrote:That being said the British monarchy has no real power and are not accountable for anything. Might as well drop them if they're just there to look good.


I live in a monarchy. Not a cool one like the British but an uncool one. However, it is said that the British Monarchy brings in more money (tourism, business, etc.) than it costs. Our monarchy doesn't but most people like 'm anyway.
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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:54 pm

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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby Blue Garuda » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:44 pm

Malcolm wrote:
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Look like the dead badger on his skirt woke up! LOL :)
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Re: Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Postby Blue Garuda » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:15 pm

Clarence wrote:
Huseng wrote:That being said the British monarchy has no real power and are not accountable for anything. Might as well drop them if they're just there to look good.


I live in a monarchy. Not a cool one like the British but an uncool one. However, it is said that the British Monarchy brings in more money (tourism, business, etc.) than it costs. Our monarchy doesn't but most people like 'm anyway.



To continue with the funny stuff:

Boris Pfeffel-Johnson, Mayor of London, apparently got very excited and proclaimed that the DNA of the history of the British Isles runs in the veins of the Queen. A heckler quickly shut him up with - the truth. :jawdrop:

Yup, the blood of the British sure ran quite a lot thanks to her inbred ancestors and relatives!

Pssst - don't believe all you hear about the Royals attracting huge tourism income and negotiating 'export' deals. You can believe the film of Fergie with a fake Sheikh though, offering personal access to 'Airmiles Andy' for a few thousand quid. ;)

We do have other attractions, and this year some tourists may actually come for the Olympics and offset the massive cost of security and erection of white elephant buildings, which like the Dome they'll have to sell off afterwards to the corporations who really run the place anyway.

Don't get me wrong. I like the bumbling idiots in charge of our country, including the Royals and Boris the Buffoon - it's part of being British that we celebrate goons.

I mean, you may have to bump off a princess so her hubby can marry his horse, and pretend the kid with the red hair is one of his, but that's the rich pantomime entertainment the Royal sopa opera provides for our entertainment. Should we syndicate it or add em into the plot of the next Pirates of the Caribbean? LOL :)

Until then, I'd rather find a bankrupt third world island with a corrupt government and live out my days on the beach under the palm trees. OK, I'd only have to move to Devon but hey, it could be worse - I could be Welsh!
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