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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-11 11:19 PM
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91. You do know that the $125 million or so the state pays the Queen and Prince Charles
generates billions of dollars in tourist revenue?

And that $125 million costs each British taxpayer $1.10.

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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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