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PCIntern

(25,868 posts)
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:56 AM Apr 2021

Julia Chatterley, CNN correspondent at the funeral

Is sickeningly waxing poetic about the love affair and Queen’s despondency over the loss. I get some romanticizing but she is over the top.

Fairy tale stuff. I’m not buying it...

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Julia Chatterley, CNN correspondent at the funeral (Original Post) PCIntern Apr 2021 OP
And the BBC speakers won't shut up! I like watching, listening to the music. Annoying. n/t SheilaAnn Apr 2021 #1
So turn it off. Ocelot II Apr 2021 #2
Ditto. Treefrog Apr 2021 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author SheilaAnn Apr 2021 #3
You don't have to buy it. But from all accounts, they were a true love match. Treefrog Apr 2021 #5
Not a true love match...Prince Philip was involved in sex scandals and other women... HipChick Apr 2021 #28
Monogamy doesn't equal love FreeState Apr 2021 #36
MSNBC is better, I tried CNN but to much jabbering. nt Raine Apr 2021 #6
Trying to make vapid small talk, emphasizing how COVID-19 allowed them to spend time together at end hlthe2b Apr 2021 #7
Typically a funeral tends to focus on the positives of a person's life jimfields33 Apr 2021 #8
Yes of course... PCIntern Apr 2021 #9
You know this for a fact? Do you often judge others' marriages? How is yours? Treefrog Apr 2021 #12
Tell you what... PCIntern Apr 2021 #14
Please don't do that Layzeebeaver Apr 2021 #18
Having a rather bitter morning, are we? Treefrog Apr 2021 #22
LMAO! HipChick Apr 2021 #29
Hear, hear! -Bravissimo! - sincerely (NO sarcasm) ! UTUSN Apr 2021 #37
Excellent point! calimary Apr 2021 #33
MSNBC coverage is pretty good. Nt avebury Apr 2021 #10
CNN hasn't said a word since the service began. Treefrog Apr 2021 #13
You have the choice not to watch it StarfishSaver Apr 2021 #11
And I also have the PCIntern Apr 2021 #15
Of course you have that right StarfishSaver Apr 2021 #16
So conversely PCIntern Apr 2021 #17
You're not having a very good day, are you? StarfishSaver Apr 2021 #25
I think you and I posted essentially the same thing at the same time lol. Treefrog Apr 2021 #26
I'm having a very good day PCIntern Apr 2021 #27
You said considerably more than that. StarfishSaver Apr 2021 #32
You know, PCIntern Apr 2021 #34
Thank you. Well said. Treefrog Apr 2021 #20
I do feel sorry for the Queen. She's very old, and Philip was by all accounts Ocelot II Apr 2021 #19
The music was awesome. mobeau69 Apr 2021 #21
Beautiful 👍 nt Raine Apr 2021 #23
I agree, and the readings were so nice. Treefrog Apr 2021 #24
But you're watching the funeral nonetheless... brooklynite Apr 2021 #30
I think there's renewed interest hamsterjill Apr 2021 #31
I taped the funeral and I'm watching it now liberal_mama Apr 2021 #35

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

 

Treefrog

(4,170 posts)
5. You don't have to buy it. But from all accounts, they were a true love match.
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:09 AM
Apr 2021

Easy to mute sound on my tv, perhaps you don’t have a mute button?

HipChick

(25,485 posts)
28. Not a true love match...Prince Philip was involved in sex scandals and other women...
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 12:53 PM
Apr 2021

Never did buy the RF fairy tales...

hlthe2b

(103,072 posts)
7. Trying to make vapid small talk, emphasizing how COVID-19 allowed them to spend time together at end
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:23 AM
Apr 2021

yet forgetting how impossible that was for most people who haven't seen their nonresiding family members in more than a year, much less the millions who could not be with them in the hospital, at death, nor to hold a funeral of any kind.

This was ABC, who, I think are generally being more sensitive, but still... Damn.

Sometimes they DO need to think through their comments before they make them.

jimfields33

(16,783 posts)
8. Typically a funeral tends to focus on the positives of a person's life
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:23 AM
Apr 2021

I’m thankful they do. What good would it do to focus on the negative? Don’t we see enough negative in life?

PCIntern

(25,868 posts)
9. Yes of course...
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:28 AM
Apr 2021

Tired of BS love stories when one or both partners were famous for having lovers on the side. Sorry.

 

Treefrog

(4,170 posts)
12. You know this for a fact? Do you often judge others' marriages? How is yours?
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:31 AM
Apr 2021

And you seem so annoyed about the happiness of this couple - why are you watching?

PCIntern

(25,868 posts)
14. Tell you what...
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:33 AM
Apr 2021

I will personally contact you and ask you what I’m permitted to think feel and say. In the future, I shall subject myself to censorship in order not to be able to express an opinion which tens of millions of other people possess. I don’t want you to be upset, I don’t want you to be agitated or put upon by me having an opinion or feelings.

 

Treefrog

(4,170 posts)
22. Having a rather bitter morning, are we?
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:58 AM
Apr 2021

Goodness, such hatred toward someone who’s never done a thing to you, nor ever heard of you.

I’ll never get the need some here seem to have to make negative comments toward the dead, whoever they may have been.

UTUSN

(71,106 posts)
37. Hear, hear! -Bravissimo! - sincerely (NO sarcasm) !
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:05 PM
Apr 2021

ON EDIT: Actually, am saving your perfect post for my future use in the same, all too frequent circumstances:

By PCIntern:: "I will personally contact you and ask you what I’m permitted to think feel and say. In the future, I shall subject myself to censorship in order not to be able to express an opinion which tens of millions of other people possess. I don’t want you to be upset, I don’t want you to be agitated or put upon by me having an opinion or feelings."







calimary

(82,087 posts)
33. Excellent point!
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:06 PM
Apr 2021

Just sit back and enjoy the pageantry, for Pete's sake! The Brits do it better than ANYBODY. It's the closest most of us will ever get to the fairy tale kind.

Enjoy the pageantry, and the fact that you don't have to help pay for it.

Stop and think about this being another one of those events the grandkids will read about, but YOU got to witness.

Stop and think about the concept of widowhood after literally a lifetime with your partner. For ANY woman. And the odds do appear to show that many of us women will outlive our men. Frankly, I find myself thinking about that A LOT, as we grow older. I also found myself mumbling - "poor Queenie. Poor Queenie" and feeling a major sense of sympathy for her. Seventy-three YEARS together? Loved him since she was 13 and he 18? She rules a kingdom. Jewels and servants and courtiers and castles and all that. Almost unimaginable privilege. Yeah, I know. I know.

But I bet she'd give all that up, today, to feel his embrace around her again.

Just as one woman to another, I really feel for her today.

 

Treefrog

(4,170 posts)
13. CNN hasn't said a word since the service began.
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:32 AM
Apr 2021

So far a good job. Dislike Cooper at the beginning trying to gin up the Harry story, but Richard Quest shut him down several times, which I found amusing.

PCIntern

(25,868 posts)
15. And I also have the
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:35 AM
Apr 2021

Choice to have an opinion about what I am watching, what I hear commentators say, what I hear politicians say, what I hear racists and anti-Semites say. I don’t reflexively turn off media because someone is saying something that I don’t like. The last I looked I was permitted to have an opinion In matters public and private.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
16. Of course you have that right
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:37 AM
Apr 2021

It just seems odd that you are so willing to subject yourself to something that seems to upset you so much.

But you do you.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
25. You're not having a very good day, are you?
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:00 AM
Apr 2021

Maybe you'll feel better tomorrow after you get whatever it is off of your chest.

 

Treefrog

(4,170 posts)
26. I think you and I posted essentially the same thing at the same time lol.
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:01 AM
Apr 2021

What’s the old saying about cornflakes? Seems to have occurred to the op this morning.

PCIntern

(25,868 posts)
27. I'm having a very good day
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 12:49 PM
Apr 2021

I simply said that this fairy-tale stuff involving these Royals is ridiculous.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
32. You said considerably more than that.
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:25 PM
Apr 2021

And most of it hostile and defensive.

We all have days like that. I know I do. And when I do, I usually don't think I'm having a bad day. I just think everyone else is f*cking with me. And then the next day I look back at what I said and think, "Damn! I sure was having a bad day!"

I hope you feel better soon.

PCIntern

(25,868 posts)
34. You know,
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 02:43 PM
Apr 2021

you see yourself as a higher-order intellect, but I see you as somewhat disruptive and negating of others’ feelings and opinions. I am entitled on this discussion board to state my views and opinions and have done so for seventeen years here. You also are entitled to your thoughts of course, but they are no more or less legitimate than anyone else’s are.

As to you pseudo-analysis of my mental state, I would differ inasmuch as I am well aware of how I feel about those who fabricate ridiculous story lines for the adoring public. I listened to that material when Trump was running the first time and give it little credence, especially when there is evidence of the opposite. That’s what I was saying. If and only if it’s all right with you.

Ocelot II

(116,688 posts)
19. I do feel sorry for the Queen. She's very old, and Philip was by all accounts
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:50 AM
Apr 2021

the love of her life, beginning when she was only a teenager. She was sitting in the church all alone, probably on account of covid, but it made me sad.

 

Treefrog

(4,170 posts)
24. I agree, and the readings were so nice.
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:59 AM
Apr 2021

I’m not a religious person, but it was beautiful and in a beautiful place. I’ve been to Windsor Castle and to the chapel. Just beautiful.

brooklynite

(95,711 posts)
30. But you're watching the funeral nonetheless...
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:00 PM
Apr 2021

Prince Philip had no position of legal or political authority. I can't imagine why anyone would care about his funeral if not for the celebrity focus.

hamsterjill

(15,246 posts)
31. I think there's renewed interest
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 01:12 PM
Apr 2021

Because of The Crown on Netflix and the recent interview that Harry and Meghan gave. The intrigue of the brothers’ rift, etc.

Just my two cents...


I only watched the first part with the children and grandchildren walking behind the hearse. I thought that was a lovely visual as a tribute. Saw the Queen arrive and marvel at her strength at her age.

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