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Spinny Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-11 10:43 AM
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52. Thank you
That just about sums it up. People are into all sorts of things. For some, this is their Olympics. If it makes people happy, more power. There's enough in the world to hate and bitch about.
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  -Why does it matter so much that some people liked watching the wedding? Lyric  Apr-29-11 08:56 AM   #0 
  - Haters gotta hate.  ellie   Apr-29-11 08:57 AM   #1 
  - that's pretty much it.  aikoaiko   Apr-29-11 11:46 AM   #60 
  - Word. n/t  tallahasseedem   Apr-29-11 11:49 AM   #62 
  - Sums it up well. nt  blondeatlast   Apr-29-11 03:08 PM   #75 
  - is hate a bad thing?  hfojvt   Apr-29-11 03:31 PM   #81 
     - Royalty made have been that many years ago but it has changed. I was very  Maraya1969   Apr-29-11 11:41 PM   #93 
     - that's because they have more wealth than they could ever spend....  tomp   Apr-30-11 07:56 AM   #116 
     - Watching the wedding  canetoad   Apr-30-11 04:03 AM   #107 
        - Yes, exactly! (nt)  jumptheshadow   Apr-30-11 05:33 AM   #108 
        - Or than watching Barack Obama's inauguration  skepticscott   Apr-30-11 08:32 AM   #119 
  - some people hate folks who watch nascar, football, hockey, weddings  The Straight Story   Apr-29-11 08:58 AM   #2 
  - I was going to post something like this- the total disdain many feel for the Wedding is how I feel  KittyWampus   Apr-29-11 09:06 AM   #8 
  - +1,000,000!  calimary   Apr-29-11 03:11 PM   #77 
  - +1...nt  SidDithers   Apr-29-11 09:13 AM   #21 
  - I love  jbeing   Apr-30-11 08:45 AM   #122 
  - Well said! nt  BlueMTexpat   Apr-29-11 09:37 AM   #40 
  - Damn straight. Everyone's carrying at least a little desperation--a couple of hou'r respite from it  blondeatlast   Apr-29-11 03:09 PM   #76 
  - as someone said on another thread - not hip to watch it  DrDan   Apr-29-11 08:59 AM   #3 
  - What I don't get is the very existence of the "Royals"  panader0   Apr-29-11 08:59 AM   #4 
  - The largest waste  Shadowflash   Apr-29-11 09:02 AM   #6 
  - ... actually all of their wedding gifts are being distributed to charities.  Myrina   Apr-29-11 09:55 AM   #44 
  - That's neat.  Shadowflash   Apr-29-11 10:30 AM   #49 
  - They also asked for donations to their favorite charities in lieu of wedding gifts.  calimary   Apr-29-11 03:15 PM   #79 
  - And the 33 million for security?  obxhead   Apr-30-11 09:39 AM   #132 
     - They're expecting about 10 billion dollars from tourism and such  Lars39   Apr-30-11 09:49 AM   #133 
  - The royal family is a big asset to Britain. It increases the country's  MasonJar   Apr-29-11 11:45 AM   #59 
  - You do know that the $125 million or so the state pays the Queen and Prince Charles  Zoeisright   Apr-29-11 11:19 PM   #91 
  - Thank you for pointing this out  kaffy4x4   Apr-30-11 03:55 AM   #106 
  - so it's business, how lovely!  tomp   Apr-30-11 07:59 AM   #117 
  - Not to mention all of the storekeepers and merchants  Horse with no Name   Apr-29-11 11:46 PM   #95 
  - Same thing as Mickey Mouse at Disneyland  jberryhill   Apr-29-11 09:14 AM   #23 
  - ah hem  Sedona   Apr-30-11 05:44 AM   #109 
  - Some have a near pathological need to feel "superior"  hlthe2b   Apr-29-11 09:00 AM   #5 
  - C'mon....  bluetex   Apr-29-11 09:07 AM   #9 
  - And, why did you post this in reply to my post?  hlthe2b   Apr-29-11 09:09 AM   #12 
     - Oops...  bluetex   Apr-29-11 09:11 AM   #16 
  - Is DU bound to your hip? Watch the stupid wedding  snooper2   Apr-29-11 09:14 AM   #22 
  - Case in point for any who doubt the nastiness of some Duers...  hlthe2b   Apr-29-11 09:16 AM   #26 
  - you know, on edit  snooper2   Apr-29-11 09:27 AM   #34 
     - Irony is NOT dead after all!  sabrina 1   Apr-29-11 10:01 AM   #45 
  - It just ruins the wedding when anyone on the Internet is snickering over it, doncha know?  JackRiddler   Apr-30-11 09:13 AM   #127 
  - Feel sorry for them?  Coyote_Bandit   Apr-29-11 09:31 AM   #38 
  - + + + + +  Bluebear   Apr-30-11 01:23 AM   #101 
  - You're right of course.  pecwae   Apr-30-11 07:19 AM   #113 
  - I don't care but think it is silly. Like people who watch reality TV. I think it is a waste of time.  Logical   Apr-29-11 09:04 AM   #7 
  - What do you do for entertainment?  KatyMan   Apr-29-11 09:09 AM   #13 
  - Opinions vary on all topics. That is why we debate stuff here. n-t  Logical   Apr-29-11 09:12 AM   #18 
     - But it's not a debate  KatyMan   Apr-29-11 09:24 AM   #32 
        - But that is like saying we should be more under standable of the GOP point of view....  Logical   Apr-29-11 09:29 AM   #36 
           - Thanks Logical  KatyMan   Apr-29-11 09:39 AM   #42 
              - Thank you  Spinny Liberal   Apr-29-11 10:43 AM   #52 
  - I think it's a waste of time worrying about what total strangers  sabrina 1   Apr-29-11 10:06 AM   #46 
  - Honestly, do you never waste time?  pnwmom   Apr-30-11 03:11 AM   #103 
  - I think the answer has many facets.........  CrownPrinceBandar   Apr-29-11 09:08 AM   #10 
  - Fair enough, but consider something else.  Lyric   Apr-29-11 09:21 AM   #31 
  - I agree.......  CrownPrinceBandar   Apr-29-11 09:42 AM   #43 
  - I think number 2 is the most common  Stuckinthebush   Apr-29-11 11:05 AM   #54 
  - Can't figure it out either, Lyric.  hifiguy   Apr-29-11 09:09 AM   #11 
  - Yeah, while I don't care at all about the wedding, I also don't care if people want to watch it. n/t  deutsey   Apr-29-11 09:09 AM   #14 
  - I don't really care about the wedding.  themadstork   Apr-29-11 09:10 AM   #15 
  - How else are you going to know how much more superior they  sufrommich   Apr-29-11 09:12 AM   #17 
  - Reminds me of the theme of fables, myths, literature for centuries--  JohnnyLib2   Apr-29-11 09:13 AM   #19 
  - Some DUers promote a 'Puritan' ethic: we "shouldn't" enjoy the ceremony.  robcon   Apr-29-11 09:13 AM   #20 
  - EXACTLY, I guess we should all go around somber and dour  Raine   Apr-29-11 09:19 AM   #30 
  - I am, as we speak, making my grey sack cloth to begin wearing as  ScreamingMeemie   Apr-29-11 03:07 PM   #74 
  - Some take pride in trying to take away the enjoyment some of us had watching it, killjoys..  Raine   Apr-29-11 09:15 AM   #24 
  - I hate it being shoved in our faces constantly  PVnRT   Apr-29-11 09:16 AM   #25 
  - Yet 1/3 of the WORLD watched the ceremony  Horse with no Name   Apr-29-11 11:50 PM   #97 
  - I just don't want to HAVE to watch it. All morning, all channels ... hats, hats hats  JoePhilly   Apr-29-11 09:17 AM   #27 
  - I don't understand it either. I'm not watching and haven't watched or listened  Arkansas Granny   Apr-29-11 09:18 AM   #28 
  - Thank you!  Le Taz Hot   Apr-29-11 09:19 AM   #29 
  - Many of us who watched it and enjoyed it had some threads  Raine   Apr-29-11 09:26 AM   #33 
     - I'm glad to know that.  Le Taz Hot   Apr-29-11 09:30 AM   #37 
  - Dunno, William does a lot of good charity work. Kate isn't royality, and seems like a  emulatorloo   Apr-29-11 09:27 AM   #35 
  - Instinctive horror at the thought of so many Americans glorifying the remants  Zorra   Apr-29-11 09:35 AM   #39 
  - It was a wedding that people enjoyed watching.  Raine   Apr-29-11 10:20 AM   #47 
  - We disagree, that's fine. If people are enthralled by the pageantry and luxurious excess  Zorra   Apr-29-11 10:59 AM   #53 
  - The British monarchy was purely ceremonial in 1776.  Odin2005   Apr-29-11 03:07 PM   #73 
  - Best. Reply. Yet. Thank you. nt  blondeatlast   Apr-29-11 03:15 PM   #78 
     - You're welcome! I am annoyed by intelligent people regurgitating mythology as history.  Odin2005   Apr-29-11 03:22 PM   #80 
  - The high horse would work better were it not for the century and a half afterwards. (nt)  Posteritatis   Apr-29-11 04:12 PM   #83 
  - Exactly--!! But, it seems "weddings" overcome "Monarchy" reality ....  defendandprotect   Apr-30-11 01:23 AM   #102 
  - AND some people just enjoy watching weddings, period. It's just a bonus  pnwmom   Apr-29-11 09:38 AM   #41 
  - Kick.  Pooka Fey   Apr-29-11 06:01 PM   #85 
  - It's so quaint that they still have a monarchy in the 21st century  eShirl   Apr-29-11 10:25 AM   #48 
  - Evil Dynasty  mountainlion55   Apr-29-11 10:31 AM   #50 
  - Maybe it's the coverage? Or just cynicism?  Spinny Liberal   Apr-29-11 10:40 AM   #51 
  - I'm not interested in the royals one way or another.  Blue-Jay   Apr-29-11 11:06 AM   #55 
  - Some people NEED to point out to others how superior they are.  distantearlywarning   Apr-29-11 11:30 AM   #56 
  - You mean, the ones who feel superior by identifying with institutions of racism and imperialism?  JackRiddler   Apr-29-11 06:11 PM   #87 
  - Is this you?  distantearlywarning   Apr-30-11 03:41 AM   #105 
     - I could respond by linking to a story about how bloodline "nobility" think commoners are DIRT.  JackRiddler   Apr-30-11 09:10 AM   #125 
  - Yeah, some people NEED to pretend they are nobles by birth, and the rest are COMMONERS. Weird, huh?  JackRiddler   Apr-30-11 09:12 AM   #126 
  - Oh yes we do get to see it  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-29-11 11:40 AM   #57 
  - Many Americans must forget that we have royalty too. It just isn't regal.  MasonJar   Apr-29-11 11:42 AM   #58 
  - I have no idea...  tallahasseedem   Apr-29-11 11:48 AM   #61 
  - you can often see a similar condemnation of watching things like sports or reality tv (or tv itself)  fishwax   Apr-29-11 12:04 PM   #63 
  - "I HAVE NOT OWNED A TV IN 25 YEARS; THEREFORE, ME >>>>>YOU!!1!"  bullwinkle428   Apr-29-11 12:08 PM   #64 
     - lol -- indeed  fishwax   Apr-29-11 12:53 PM   #65 
     - You mean this guy?  Throd   Apr-29-11 01:09 PM   #67 
  - I like blue.  kiva   Apr-29-11 12:59 PM   #66 
  - Especially the son of a great humanitarian, Princess Diana. Her son follows in her footsteps!  in_cog_ni_to   Apr-29-11 01:11 PM   #68 
  - My take on this very controversial subject is...  madmom   Apr-29-11 01:35 PM   #69 
  - It's sort of like the Super Bowl of weddings. And just like the  Liquorice   Apr-30-11 01:22 AM   #100 
  - Some people think if you are not always thinking about serious issues you are a dumb sheep.  Odin2005   Apr-29-11 03:04 PM   #70 
  - I don't understand it either.  Lucian   Apr-29-11 03:06 PM   #71 
  - There is a basic flaw in human nature that says: if person A is enjoying themselves doing something  WatsonT   Apr-29-11 03:06 PM   #72 
  - H. L. Mencken's definition of Puritanism  sarge43   Apr-30-11 08:51 AM   #123 
  - It's an obscene waste of money while huge cuts are being made.  buddysmellgood   Apr-29-11 03:34 PM   #82 
  - It brought in a lot of tourist dollars  wickerwoman   Apr-29-11 07:30 PM   #89 
     - Sounds good.  buddysmellgood   Apr-30-11 02:11 PM   #136 
  - I'll always love William & Harry because I thought so highly of Diana -- a class act.  pacalo   Apr-29-11 05:49 PM   #84 
  - That's the way I feel about it too.  Zoeisright   Apr-29-11 11:20 PM   #92 
  - It doesn't. No one cares if you watched. It was being aggressively attacked with this bullshit...  JackRiddler   Apr-29-11 06:10 PM   #86 
  - Perhaps it's not about the specific people, but  NYC Liberal   Apr-29-11 06:25 PM   #88 
  - I enjoyed it. Wishing them many years of health and love actually.  glinda   Apr-29-11 11:13 PM   #90 
  - I hate ostentation. I hate celebrity worship. I hate bloodline monarchy.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-29-11 11:44 PM   #94 
  - the worst are the ones where people act like they are being oppressed  JI7   Apr-29-11 11:49 PM   #96 
  - Easy. Fairy tales are for morans!  Zanzoobar   Apr-29-11 11:52 PM   #98 
  - Well, it's not about "weddings" -- it's about Monarchies -- anything wrong there?  defendandprotect   Apr-30-11 01:18 AM   #99 
  - Spot on!  mackerel   Apr-30-11 03:34 AM   #104 
  - No. No one can explain the hat phenomenon.  Capitalocracy   Apr-30-11 07:13 AM   #110 
  - Only hatred for women could explain those hats - or shoes -- !!  defendandprotect   Apr-30-11 12:19 PM   #134 
  - Exactly. I don't have a problem with anyone who actually wants to see it...  Capitalocracy   Apr-30-11 07:14 AM   #111 
     - Agree -- and US used to kind of make fun of the royals -- bowing to them -- jewels, etal ...  defendandprotect   Apr-30-11 12:28 PM   #135 
  - My first post on the subject..  sendero   Apr-30-11 07:17 AM   #112 
  - Agree with media distraction comments  gleeindc   Apr-30-11 07:28 AM   #114 
  - Perpetual Poutragists will always find something to piss on.  Stevenmarc   Apr-30-11 07:47 AM   #115 
  - It doesn't  etherealtruth   Apr-30-11 08:08 AM   #118 
  - I enjoyed the cousins wedding..........  Historic NY   Apr-30-11 08:33 AM   #120 
  - It's just the same people that hate religion and hate Obama  Gman   Apr-30-11 08:44 AM   #121 
  - I simply do not think it needed to be a leading news item for the last  obxhead   Apr-30-11 09:01 AM   #124 
  - No, it was necessary as a means of reinforcing the values of nobility over common dirt...  JackRiddler   Apr-30-11 09:14 AM   #128 
  - I watched the horses and looked at the hats and turned it off for about the next week.  lonestarnot   Apr-30-11 09:18 AM   #129 
  - Why does it matter so much that some people liked watching the wedding?  Danchi   Apr-30-11 09:33 AM   #130 
  - Why do so may people like football, baseball  Autumn   Apr-30-11 09:37 AM   #131 

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