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Wow, everyone on MSNBC is (Original Post) phylny Sep 2022 OP
Yep I detest the fawning over the royals malaise Sep 2022 #1
Hour after hour lostnfound Sep 2022 #7
End of an era special to some I guess? Brainfodder Sep 2022 #8
End of an era special to some I guess? Brainfodder Sep 2022 #9
I don't. Jilly_in_VA Sep 2022 #10
You'd have lovrd my mother malaise Sep 2022 #13
Your problem n/t Jilly_in_VA Sep 2022 #15
absolutely sis, I have two sets leaching off two of my three nation states that I am a citizen of Celerity Sep 2022 #23
We'd get it sis malaise Sep 2022 #24
amazing to see monarchical authoritarian sentiment here Celerity Sep 2022 #33
It's pretty bad on one station here malaise Sep 2022 #34
Situational cult of personality thinking. If the dead monarch was a clear POS there'd be much less Celerity Sep 2022 #36
Wow, really? Celerity Sep 2022 #27
+1 EmmaLee E Sep 2022 #29
That simple malaise Sep 2022 #35
Another icon of history is gone. walkingman Sep 2022 #21
This will be nonstop for a month or so 48656c6c6f20 Sep 2022 #25
No it won't malaise Sep 2022 #30
I hope you're right but then don't we have to suffer 48656c6c6f20 Sep 2022 #37
The QE death watch on MSNBC is unbelievable! There is so much other news today! 50 Shades Of Blue Sep 2022 #2
I'm with you. phylny Sep 2022 #3
Exactly. Unseemly as hell. I can only hope she rallies, if for no other reason than to have those hlthe2b Sep 2022 #5
I just don't get it. We're not in England. dchill Sep 2022 #4
Never-the-less.... Happy Hoosier Sep 2022 #22
I'm not into sports, either. dchill Sep 2022 #38
Yes it's weird, but she could die in the next couple of days FakeNoose Sep 2022 #6
She probably passed earlier this morning... 2naSalit Sep 2022 #31
have a cousin in ireland. they think she's already gone. mopinko Sep 2022 #11
I think your cousin pegged it. ms liberty Sep 2022 #17
it's what everyone there is thinking, but mopinko Sep 2022 #19
The first half hour was cute but gets stale after awhile. Srkdqltr Sep 2022 #12
The first half hour was cute but gets stale after awhile. Srkdqltr Sep 2022 #14
She's not dead, she's just resting. Ray Bruns Sep 2022 #16
New DU GD Thread (Probably) TheProle Sep 2022 #18
Maybe for Bernard Shaw misanthrope Sep 2022 #20
whether you agree with the monarchy or not moonshinegnomie Sep 2022 #26
The Canadian cabinet already was as well... Wrestlefire769 Sep 2022 #28
Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state, dead at 96 Spazito Sep 2022 #32

Brainfodder

(6,427 posts)
8. End of an era special to some I guess?
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:14 PM
Sep 2022

I mostly ignore it all too.

The pomposity.

TFG walking in front of her, PRICELESS moment for comedy, not forgotten.




Brainfodder

(6,427 posts)
9. End of an era special to some I guess?
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:14 PM
Sep 2022

I mostly ignore it all too.

The pomposity.

TFG walking in front of her, PRICELESS moment for comedy, not forgotten.




Jilly_in_VA

(10,345 posts)
10. I don't.
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:14 PM
Sep 2022

Whether or not my ancestors left for religious or economic freedom is beside the point. I have always loved the Queen. She looks like my mother and always has. Those who don't can shut up about it.

Celerity

(45,067 posts)
36. Situational cult of personality thinking. If the dead monarch was a clear POS there'd be much less
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 02:44 PM
Sep 2022

pro-monarchical projection in the US.

I ture of the whole British lot and their ultra privileges drama, at least the Swedish royals are boring, far less empowered and expensive to maintain. Also no paedos recently who were several (now up to 8) heartbeats away from the Crown, as far as I know.

I likely (hopefully in terms of my own longevity if nothing else) will live to see another King George in 45, 50 years or so (sooner if there is an early death of William), very ironically who will be ruling during the time of the American Tricentennial (if both the USA, as a nation, and the UK, as a monarchy, still exist at that point).




Celerity

(45,067 posts)
27. Wow, really?
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:58 PM
Sep 2022
Those who don't can shut up about it.



Are you a British citizen?

I am, and I have said (since I first formulated thoughts on the subject) that it is well past time to end the monarchy.

I feel the same for Sweden and all other monarchies on the planet.

The concept of rule via bloodline is abhorrent to my view on humanity.

walkingman

(7,975 posts)
21. Another icon of history is gone.
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:43 PM
Sep 2022

In the case of the Queen, I just admire her longevity and history especially post Henry VIII. The history is fascinating to me because if you look their political history you can clearly see the roots of our American government.

Why to people fawn over the royals? We tend to admire celebrity because they illustrate the things we’ve been taught to covet, however subconsciously. We all have dreams of wealth and fame and happiness and style and social influence and so on, which starts early with fairy tales and the way we raise our kids. Maybe it plays into our deep-seated attraction to heroism. I think that stays with us, to some extent, through our lives. Royals and other people, like Hollywood figures and Kardashian types, keep that phenomenon alive.

 

48656c6c6f20

(7,638 posts)
37. I hope you're right but then don't we have to suffer
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 03:05 PM
Sep 2022

Through a coronation? And the life and times of Chuck?

50 Shades Of Blue

(10,375 posts)
2. The QE death watch on MSNBC is unbelievable! There is so much other news today!
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:04 PM
Sep 2022

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Anglophile. But I don't see the point of this repetitive coverage.

phylny

(8,428 posts)
3. I'm with you.
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:06 PM
Sep 2022

I am fascinated by the history, but they ought to save it for when she passes.

I feel like they read somewhere that the BBC will don black once her death is announced and said,”Me too! Me too!”

hlthe2b

(103,309 posts)
5. Exactly. Unseemly as hell. I can only hope she rallies, if for no other reason than to have those
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:11 PM
Sep 2022

GHOULS all have egg on their face.

dchill

(38,971 posts)
4. I just don't get it. We're not in England.
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:10 PM
Sep 2022

We got a divorce. It was pretty acrimonious. We ended up WITHOUT royalty.

Happy Hoosier

(7,651 posts)
22. Never-the-less....
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:45 PM
Sep 2022

many Americans, myself included, feel strong cultural ties with Britain.

I admit I am sad at her passing. I saw her in real life once. I'm not normally a celebrity hound, but I was pretty jazzed by that.

And here's the thing. You don't have to get it. I don't get professional sports fans. But there ya go.

FakeNoose

(33,844 posts)
6. Yes it's weird, but she could die in the next couple of days
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:12 PM
Sep 2022

Nobody wants to be caught on camera wearing something inappropriate, I guess.

2naSalit

(88,772 posts)
31. She probably passed earlier this morning...
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 02:05 PM
Sep 2022

Or last night. They don't immediately announce to the world. The family needed to be notified first, followed by higher ups in the gov't. as they have with the past few monarchs' passing.

Now I wonder if that pic with the new MP was from an earlier meeting.

mopinko

(70,891 posts)
11. have a cousin in ireland. they think she's already gone.
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:16 PM
Sep 2022

just waiting for the whole fam to be there to announce it.

mopinko

(70,891 posts)
19. it's what everyone there is thinking, but
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:37 PM
Sep 2022

might have more to do w wishing. wont be many tears in ireland.
parades maybe, all night raves, but...

Srkdqltr

(6,700 posts)
14. The first half hour was cute but gets stale after awhile.
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:18 PM
Sep 2022

The ones talking as if they actually knew her or the family are the worst.

moonshinegnomie

(2,633 posts)
26. whether you agree with the monarchy or not
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:56 PM
Sep 2022

she served her country for 70 years. she dedicated her life to the service of her country. i really cant think of an american who has served the US to the extent she served the UK

 

Wrestlefire769

(84 posts)
28. The Canadian cabinet already was as well...
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:59 PM
Sep 2022

I get the feeling that the "London Bridge Has Fallen" command had already gone out, and that matters were being activated.

Spazito

(51,580 posts)
32. Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state, dead at 96
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 02:06 PM
Sep 2022

Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state and the longest-reigning British monarch, has died.

She died on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, Buckingham Palace said in a short statement. She was 96.

"The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow," the palace said, in reference to the Queen's son Charles, who automatically became king upon her death, and his wife, Camilla.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/queen-elizabeth-obituary-1.6575696

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