I wasn't sure of the correct forum to post this in but I settled upon here.
I've paid little attention to this but it seems that the usual suspects are up in arms about Meghan and Young Hewitt's attendance (he is, she isn't I think?) but the paedo is attending with nary a raised eyebrow.
And something about quiche?
Anyway, does that cover everything?
It's a Monday off, which means a boozy Sunday which is nice.
What the actual fuck sort of 21st century country do we live in?
This is simultaneously hilarious and terrifying.
I have no horse in this race… but from what I’ve seen there’s a sizable number of folks across the pond that are very into the traditions and whatnot tied to the British Monarchy.
Personally, I see nothing wrong with that or being proud about it all.
But I get that it’s a situation that invites much criticism…more often than not warranted criticism.
For those that are into it…enjoy!
Is it over yet ?...is it safe to switch on the telly ?
Frankie on good form on Channel 4 last night : -
Aye, the country's in a helluva mess yet this bun fight is happening.
Let them eat cake.....etc.
In the coming days, there will be endless commentators ready to declare that the coronation makes them “proud to be British”, while anyone who criticises any aspect of it will be accused of “hating their country”. I have never quite understood the mindset that feels more pride in producing Prince Andrew than the welfare state. At the very least, we should surely be allowed to ask some questions. Can a modern nation call itself democratic if it retains an unelected head of state? Is a growing reliance on charity a point of celebration or shame? Does sanitising the existence of royalty normalise wider inequality? As a diamond-encrusted crown is placed on the king’s head, your packed local homeless shelter is desperate for help. Don’t you feel proud to be British?
Taken from an article by Frances Ryan in today's Guardian, I thought it worth repeating.
Not many monarchists in this neck of the woods😀
Fuck me, going out of my way to avoid all news articles on this. And, indeed, any coverage (which shouldn't be hard, it's somewhere around stupid o'clock in the middle of the night here).
The Repulic referendum in Oz was screwed up back in the late 90's, so here we still are. I'm not sure if a referendum on the Republic will occur again in my lifetime... but I've pleaded with my two kids that, please, if they do nothing else for their old man once he's gone, please vote for this country that gave my Estonian grandparents a home to finally stand on it's own, and not an adjunct of this obsolete shitshow.
I suppose we should be glad as the expected bill for this weekend is only £100 MILLION.
One of the biggest cons of modern times… making populations believe they need monarchies which they themselves prop up… bizarre.
What the hell does anyone need a king and a coronation circus for?The country has very serious problems which this present government will not solve - will blithely ignore - and the Windsors put on the great distraction with their royalty games and the poor suckers will buy the coronation mugs and wave their flags and think they are part of the show. They are, but they don't realize they are the dupes.
As usual Jerseyfornia gets it spot on.....it is just such a waste of resources and money which could be used much better elsewhere...mind you Big Ears and Horseface Cruella deserve each other, long may they be miserable together.
Thank fuck I’ll be in Dublin.
I only have my foreign perspective, but I consider the British Royals to be about as necessary as the Kardashians.
I find if quite incredible that Andrew's attendance has, as you say, hardly raised an eyebrow!
At a meeting last week arranging a rota for meals we provide for homeless people at our church, it was assumed that nobody would volunteer for coronation day - needless to say, I volunteered so that gives me a good get out - it remains to be seen whether anyone else will volunteer!