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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:48 PM
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Poll question: OMG!! The Royal Wedding!!!! CBS Poll find most Americans...
could give a rip about the royal wedding. Only 6% of Americans are following it closely. 68% are not following it closely or not following it at all.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2011...

I wonder how DUers line up?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:51 PM
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1. I know I'm the lone voice...
But I find it fascinating.

It's a bit of history for me, this continuity of the family across the pond.

:hi:
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:54 PM
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3. I wasn't a big Lady Di follower...but it does make me sad his mum isn't there.
I'd guess the British, having watched him grow up, kinda feel he is all of theirs. Probably similar to John Kennedy, Jr. here in the US.

Hi Peggy! (I haven't figured out the icons yet or I'd wave back)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:00 PM
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8. Hi, Snoutport!
I'm sad about her not being there too.

Her death was a tragedy to me...

And I agree about John Kennedy, Jr. here as well. He was our native son...

The smilies aren't too hard! When you write your post, look just above where you write it, and you'll see (in BLUE letters) next to Message options, the underlined phrase Smilies lookup table. Click on that and the table appears. Then you just scroll down in that table, and you'll see the waving smiley for hi.

Here, I copied and pasted it for you:

Message format Check here if you want to format your message in plain text. Use for posting code snippets.
No Emoticons? Check if you DO NOT wish to use emotion icons in your message
Add to Journal Check here if you want to add this post to your Journal
Message options HTML use enabled. Use < > instead of < >. HTML lookup table
Smilies enabled. Smilies lookup table
Subject

Hope that helps!

:hi:
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:35 PM
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22. Thank you Peggy, I didn't know that either...LOL. Happy Easter...n/t
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:01 PM
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33. AHA!
:hi:

I never noticed that before! I kept looking for emoticons but couldn't find them.

:0) Thanks Peggy! (I'm especially glad to now be able to use :sarcasm: )
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:59 PM
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32. In view of how Lady Di and her marriage ended up
I think the ignoring this royal wedding is the best thing we could possibly do.

:headbang:
rocktivity
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:55 PM
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4. You are not the lone voice. I am a dyed-in-
the-wool Anglophile. Love the Brits!
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:24 PM
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17. I'm with you Peggy
I LOVE history and tradition, I find it fascinating too. :-)
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:03 PM
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34. I like the tradition too... it's just that they are so danged rich...
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:11 PM
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39. I hear you Peg but I have a hard time separating the sexism - males first in line
Kate will be hounded to give birth to a male, all that sexist bullshit right in my face. As I recall, princess Di even consented to a medical virginity exam. It's like Catholic traditions..I'm sure all that smoke and hubub is comforting but I never forget that women are 2nd class in that arena.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:49 PM
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48. BUT...if you add up Victoria's and Elizabeth's reigns...
Both Elizabeths...it's somewhere around 167 of rule under a Female monarch. I bet if you threw in the Annes and Marys it would be close to 200 years. That means half of British rule since the 1550s has been by women. You'd think they would have done something to make the monarchy more female friendly. Hell, it was probably so many years of female ruling that helped Britain to rule the world.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:18 PM
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53. true enough, but they would have had the opportunity if they had a brother
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:21 PM
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41. I don't know about the family across the pond, but that couple across the bayou from me got hitched
Jorge is an electrician and Maya works for the school district. I see them while I'm out riding my bike sometimes. They seem like nice kids and I wish 'em all the best in the world.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:54 PM
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50. swamp weddings are MUCH more interesting than royal weddings!
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:35 PM
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54. !!!
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 09:37 PM by Bucky
They live on the other side of the bayou, not in it! :)

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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:54 PM
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55. Oh man... that is not what it looked like at all in my imagination.
:dilemma:

not even a single gator.
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wysingm Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:04 PM
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52. I'm going to watch the wedding
... a bit of history
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 09:53 AM
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66. you are not the only lone voice I will watch it also
but the US media tends to go overboard on things like this.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:53 PM
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2. The fate of the universe hangs in the balance
with this wedding
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:57 PM
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5. I fart in the general direction of the royal wedding
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franzia99 Donating Member (479 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:56 PM
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56. You're doing the right thing.
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:59 PM
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6. My wife is
I'm amazed, I really never saw her as someone who could care less about the Royals. Although part of me thinks she's really upset at the whole thing, I suspect she thought Will might just steal her from her bedroom prison and our three kids. ;-)

She actually told me that she's setting the alarm this Friday to watch it.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:37 AM
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60. Maybe it's a girl thing...they dream of Prince Charming.
Though, come to think of it, so did I.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 09:49 AM
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65. No, that's not it.. It;s the image of that young boy losing his Mother in such a terrible way
We Moms like the whole "seeing our young ones get married"...

and when it's someone we always saw on tv as a baby, then young man, we "knew" him in a way..

Once he's married, until he & Kate have a baby, no one will follow them much..

It could be likened to how men/boys "follow" a young ballplayer in college, and throughout his career...buy his jerseys & bet on his team..

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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:00 PM
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7. Stockholm Syndrome?
I have never really understood this country's fascination with royalty. After all, didn't we fight a revolution in order to rid ourselves of that sort of crap?

Perhaps we've developed a twisted affection for our oppressors.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:02 PM
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10. I don't think that's it.
I don't feel oppressed by them, not at all.

I just find them fascinating.

A bit of history from the distant past, still alive today.

:shrug:
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:03 AM
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61. not to mention pretty dresses....
:o
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:01 PM
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9. Kentucky-Pulaski County Va - WV - England no difference really
excapt that she is really pretty
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Peter1x9 Donating Member (281 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:11 PM
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11. The royal wedding is just another "news" story to keep us distracted
from what is really going on in the world.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:13 PM
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14. Nope.
I am not distracted from the important news in the world.

I do know how to differentiate between the real news, and the frivolous.

And I feel sorry for those who can't.

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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:34 PM
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44. Princess Di and I had the same 32 times removed grandfather....
Maybe I should be more excited!
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:52 PM
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49. A bit of history or a frivolous event?
:shrug:
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:44 PM
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59. both, for sure!
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:12 PM
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12. Something far more interesting
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:12 PM
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13. I will watch the highlights on The Colbert Report. n/t
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Modern_Matthew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:18 PM
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15. I hate gross displays of elitism and wealth. It should churn the stomach of any decent person. nt
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:24 PM
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16. You are entitled to whatever opinion you like.
It is rather judgmental of you to state that we all must agree.

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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:32 PM
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30. Hahahahahahahahaha...
Ouch. :rofl:
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:24 PM
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18. Who gives a flying F*** what the "royals" are doing?
They are not my royal family. I am not their "subject". I could care less with very littl effort.
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:25 PM
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19. We watch the BBC evening news during dinner and so get a bit
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 06:29 PM by LibertyLover
more information on the royal wedding than I care about. I think it's nice William is marrying someone he lived with for several years and that her recent ancestors were coal miners. As a herald in the SCA I was fascinated by the arms awarded to the Middleton family and the rituals that go along with the wedding, like the Queen formally approving William marrying 'our trusty and well-beloved" Kate - very cool. And given the awful dress that Diana wore some 30 years ago, it will be interesting to see what Kate wears. Otherwise, I'm not paying that much attention.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:28 PM
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20. Paying attention is a waste of time. More important issues happening in the world. nt
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:30 PM
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21. I hope that the prince and whatsherface are happy for the rest of their lives.
I wish the same for every young couple.
L'chaim, young skulls full of mush. L'chaim.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:45 PM
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23. I love it! Nt
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:47 PM
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24. Can't believe the Brits STILL have a monarchy.
jeez
:eyes:
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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:51 PM
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25. I don't give rat's patootie about the royal wedding.
That being said, I do hope they have a long and happy life together.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:53 PM
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26. I'm one of those 5 votes (currently) that are closely following it.
I cant help. I was 11 when Lady Diana married Prince Charles and was swept up then. I'm not going out to buy the jelly belly with Kate's face on it, but I love it.

WannaBe and I have been debating which tiara would be the right one. :rofl:
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:05 PM
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36. my friend told me that to little girls Diana's wedding was the fairy tale wedding she dreamed of
I think a lot of young girls were touched by that wedding.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:54 PM
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27. What royal wedding?
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mn9driver Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:55 PM
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28. Is somebody getting married?
.
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:28 PM
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29. woohoo. I'm #100 that don't give a shit
as a matter of fact, I think I'm giving to much of a shit about not giving a shit.

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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:34 PM
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31. Funny thing. Royalty porn just doesn't get me off.
I'm not offended that some folks like it, it's just not my deal.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:11 PM
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40. Not interested at all, my folks are (a little), They saw Diana and Charles
It would be great to celebrate pagentry and pomp after the year we have had (and it is only APRIL!).


It is obviously a big deal to some. Not so much for me, but to see an event based on love and not disaster might be refreshing.


And for others, there is going to be musical entertainment. :D
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:04 PM
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35. The MSM is covering it for entertainment purposes only, the MSM doesn't represent America.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:07 PM
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37. I don't even know when it is or which royal is getting married. And I don't care. nt
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:08 PM
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38. news reported that US news org scaled back coverage due to lack of interest
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:23 PM
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42. Why would we care? Telling the British royalty to fuck off was how this country got started.
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:26 PM
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43. I heard that this morning. 6friggin' percent and there is
so much coverage.

I'm not following it closely at all, and the coverage devoted to it just blows my mind.
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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:39 PM
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45. Heh. Methinks DUers doth protest too much.
Thread after thread about how little everyone cares, how indifferent everyone is. If nobody *really* cared nobody would start threads about it.
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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:43 PM
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46. FFS, I'm British and I could care less about the royal wedding.
:rofl:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:44 PM
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47. I have a co-worker who talks about it incessantly
So I don't need to follow it at all. I get daily updates.
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:54 PM
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51. We don't care about it yet the media can't shut up about it. We fought the revolution for a reason-
so things like this wouldn't matter to us.
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 09:34 AM
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62. the news is mostly stuff we don't care about....
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:24 PM
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57. I'm an Anglophile, always have been, but I find that
I'm kind of neutral on this one. I'll probably watch some of it, but it won't be that big a deal to me. I do think they have a better shot than Charles and Diana and it's a different era. I believe they're really in love and their relationship is real; they've been together for years and have already been through a lot. Unlike William's parents, who really only married because it was expected of them and there was that whole "must marry a virgin" crap. Charles sure as shit wasn't in love with her, he wanted Camilla and would have married her before she got tired of waiting and married Andrew Parker Bowles if his mother had approved of it, which she didn't (she still doesn't like Camilla, for which I can't blame her at all-the woman's a hateful greedy bitch).

It's hard to believe that it's just shy of thirty years since Charles and Diana's wedding. I remember that summer and that wedding vividly; I was sixteen and staying a couple of nights with a friend whose mother was obsessed with the wedding and woke us up in the middle of the night to watch it live; she practically forced her daughter out of bed and into the living room (she had a British boyfriend at the time). We did spend hours watching it with her mother. It's very bittersweet for me right now because that friend happened to die of a massive heart attack, in front of her three children, this past Christmas Eve Day. Still hard to believe.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:42 PM
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58. the wealthiest....
....gang of welfare-recipients on the planet....they are anachronisms, squandering resources, refusing to care, for the people they pretend to care for, in these times of extreme austerity....I'm grateful this whole sordid event lands on the British tab....

....would somebody please get these free-loaders a calendar?
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 09:37 AM
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63. The Federal Election in Canada will have a much greater impact on the US
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 09:38 AM
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64. I think if you did a sampling it would be white women
over the age of 55..That's probably at least 5 of the 6% :)
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