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A Royally Useless Spectacle
American Thinker, by Rick Moran

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Posted By:zephyrgirl, 5/19/2018 8:40:11 AM

The man who is sixth in line to be king of Great Britain is getting married today and America has lost its mind. What does it mean to be sixth in the line of royal succession to an office that depends solely and exclusively on who your father is? It means that five family members have to die before you get the real goodies. Granted, those goodies are amazing. Who wouldn´t want to live in a thousand year old castle (too bad it´s in Scotland) or have dozens of "servants" cater to your every whim and need? But that lifestyle depends on people believing that you are deserving of such wealth and privilege because you happened to be

While I don´t totally agree with his sentiments, there are a few gems in this article, including describing Prince Charles as "a big-eared dolt" which I enthusiastically second.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Avikingman, 5/19/2018 8:52:21 AM     (No. 11636441)

Tuned into Fox, saw Shep and tuned out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 5/19/2018 8:56:10 AM     (No. 11636444)

Watched some on the BBC. So what, let them enjoy it. Stay away from American media, who hammered on the bi-racial aspect. William needs to shave his head.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: valinva, 5/19/2018 8:57:01 AM     (No. 11636446)

Amen and Amen

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 5/19/2018 8:59:17 AM     (No. 11636448)

Must we p!ss on everything?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 5/19/2018 8:59:39 AM     (No. 11636450)

At last a headline about the "Royal BS" I can comment on; I totally agree!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/19/2018 9:01:40 AM     (No. 11636452)

Saw this and tuned out. How long will she be able to play this role?

"DUMPED BY POST Meghan Markle ended marriage to Trevor Engleson ‘out of the blue’ by moving out – then POSTING rings back
In Meghan, A Hollywood Princess, royal biographer Andrew Morton suggests Meghan was a determined social climber who was not afraid to end relationships if she felt they were holding her back”


Many photos and a lot of commentary on her trip up the ladder, her discarding of friends or their moving away from her. We now see a rather coy, submissive person. Another role?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: troutgreen, 5/19/2018 9:03:45 AM     (No. 11636456)

To each his own. Useless spectacles? Try Super Bowl festivities, any Hollywood awards show, NFL/NBA Draft Day, Black Friday, New Year´s Eve in Times´s Square, and the list could go on and on.

Do yourself a favor and watch the American Pastor´s sermon just prior to the wedding ceremony.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/19/2018 9:06:48 AM     (No. 11636460)

I am not enamored with the royal family. It does look as if the liberals are now embracing the royal family, which makes them even less enamoring.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 5/19/2018 9:13:29 AM     (No. 11636471)

Their love of tradition may be the only thread of hope that England will not allow a muslim takeover of their country...may God save the queen!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jennie C., 5/19/2018 9:21:01 AM     (No. 11636483)

Just because Moran isn´t interested doesn´t mean he has to be snarky about those of us who are.

No, I didn´t watch every minute, in fact, I forgot about it until about 7:15, but I enjoy the pomp & circumstance, the traditional ceremony, and (very much) the choirboys´ beautiful voices.

I wish Harry & Meghan well, who would be so low as to do otherwise?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 100percenttexan, 5/19/2018 9:23:32 AM     (No. 11636487)

I know that we are all supposed to love Megham Markel and that she is supposed to be the new Princess Grace but she has stuck me as being more a Wallace Simpson than Grace Kelly.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jinx, 5/19/2018 9:23:59 AM     (No. 11636489)

I watched The Crown and came away thinking of how boring a life that is. I just wonder how long Megan will be able to stand it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 5/19/2018 9:29:05 AM     (No. 11636499)

Don´t know Ms. Markle or what kind of person she is. They, the media, seem to be piling on. Some folks enjoy tradition, a big celebration and Prince Harry is grown up able to decide for himself. And as aside...Moran did you write any nasty and snide remarks when it all came to a head with Charles and horseface? Didn´t think so...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jalo1951, 5/19/2018 9:33:42 AM     (No. 11636504)

Leave them alone. If you want to watch then watch. If you don´t want to watch then don´t. It´s really that simple. For one day it is no longer "Russia, Russia, Russia" but "Britain, Britain, Britain". I choose not to watch.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 5/19/2018 9:33:44 AM     (No. 11636505)

Dear Mr Moran: you may not like it for various reasons but this is an all-too-rare show/reinforcement of Anglo-Saxon Protestant heritage and history.

Sadly, this one was watered down by the constant mentions of race and the injection of same into the service (I doubt the Markles have ever set foot in a church before) but religion was front and center as it should be.

The pomp and circumstance are impressive as is the coordination and rehearsal required to get it right even in a smallish city like Windsor. And all of it is, again, predicated on the Queen as the head of a church, not just a head of state.

Is this an endorsement of state religion? No. It is an appreciation of the monarch´s very visible and very frequent observation that while she may occupy an earthly throne there is One who occupies a greater eternal throne.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 5/19/2018 10:46:10 AM     (No. 11636577)

and all the U.S. award shows are truly USEFUL spectacles ? They are ALL useless, except to those that are entertained by them.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 5/19/2018 10:58:03 AM     (No. 11636582)

All the comments such as: "Oh, yeah? What about the idolatry of sports, celebrities, etc?" I don´t think Mr. Moran would disagree. Don´t miss his main point....we´ve come a long way from throwing off the crown in 1776 to now being drawn to it. He´s reminding us of our roots -- and the uniqueness of America---where log cabin dwellers can emerge as great leaders -- and not dependent upon bloodlines. Our last election was encouraging in that the American "royals" ie: Clintons, Bushes, were not allowed succession to the PEOPLE´s house.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: strike3, 5/19/2018 11:16:01 AM     (No. 11636598)

"I realize I am in the minority and that my views may seem a bit peevish to most."

Au contraire. More of us are bored silly by this medieval spectacle than one might think, but let Britain maintain their illusions. Their country is not far from being ruled by the Koran.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 5/19/2018 11:43:28 AM     (No. 11636631)

To the author, a hearty "Well done!" In centuries past, Harry would by now be second in line for the throne after having his older brother and all the rugrats killed. The Mrs. was viewing some of the hype the other night and I will concede that it was embarrassing to watch Meredith Vieira make an American fool of herself while trying to engage with three royal-watchers.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 5/19/2018 11:49:48 AM     (No. 11636641)

I don´t pay any attention to this sort of thing, but can understand why millions of Americans are interested in it. The pomp, the ceremony, the appeal of centuries old tradition - for many it is a pleasant diversion from mundane day-to-day living. Nothing wrong with that. And perhaps it touches a chord in people as a reminder that as Americans our roots lie deeper than whatever grubby business is going on in Washington this week.

But that´s just my guess.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: velirotta, 5/19/2018 12:03:38 PM     (No. 11636655)

Thank heaven the wedding is finally over with, so that media coverage might taper off to nothing. I have zero interest in the royal family, especially that dolt Prince Harry.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: dvc, 5/19/2018 12:08:37 PM     (No. 11636662)

Excellent. Glad to see it linked to.

Nothing against the monarchy particularly, as long as they stay in their country. When they lorded over us, what we did was perfect. but I really DO NOT care about ANYTHING that they do, EVER. Elizabeth seems to be a real gem, an historic outlier, Charlies is a dangerous idiot, and I don´t know enough about the rest to have much of an opinion, and not interested in intentionally learning any more.

I am amazed at the number of stories about this useless, pointless social event that are linked here.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: columba, 5/19/2018 12:15:54 PM     (No. 11636673)

We have been trained in America to be somewhat against monarchs. And yet such governments have their good points too.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ginadee, 5/19/2018 12:17:44 PM     (No. 11636675)

Long live the Queen!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 5/19/2018 12:19:24 PM     (No. 11636677)

While I had little interest in the event, I disagree that "Prince Harry is colorless, odorless, and so ordinary that it´s painful." In his younger days, he earned the nickname of Harry Pothead, and he infamously enjoyed traipsing around naked in Las Vegas hotel rooms. Of course, Grandma eventually lowered the boom and forced him to shape up least he receive the Fergie treatment and become ostracized from the Royal Family. But it was fun while it lasted.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Smart11344, 5/19/2018 12:52:16 PM     (No. 11636701)

I was in third grade when I saw QEII crowned. It aired at approximately 1AM Pacific time. I was awakwend to view this history. There was no satelittle TV. This film was flown to NYC for immediate broadcast. Sadly, the Queen´s grandchildren are a disappointment. Harry´s marriage won´t last. He can´t control his "magic wand".

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 5/19/2018 1:17:42 PM     (No. 11636729)

Reading all of the comments made me happy. What a boring world it would be if we were all alike. I´m sure all of us like books, movies, TV, shows, and sports that others would find stupid and boring. I´m happy for a variety of things to enjoy in life. As for the Royal Wedding, I find it interesting. I believe Harry wanted to settle down like his brother t. I hope they will be happy, but I have my doubts, sorry to say.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: judy, 5/19/2018 1:20:41 PM     (No. 11636731)

50 million $$$ for her second wedding, paid by the UK, the country who refused to keep a baby alive due to cost.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: kono, 5/19/2018 1:26:53 PM     (No. 11636737)

Does the royal wedding seem like a useless spectacle to me? Sure. But it´s THEIR spectacle, and I´m content to leave it that way.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 5/19/2018 1:29:56 PM     (No. 11636741)

The being of America is founded in liberty and independence, in the pursuit of our happiness, leaves little room for the folly of "royals" in our daily lives as Americans. Nonetheless, it is not contrary to being an American to share in the enjoyment of the actions of others. Who would turn down the winning powerball ticket? Most enjoy a vacation from the normal grind of daily living.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: winmag, 5/19/2018 1:32:00 PM     (No. 11636743)

I inadvertently switched to MSLSD and got to watch the spectacle of Stephanie Rhule and the Tur woman jumping up and down like Beatles groupies, just hoping that the blushing bride would acknowledge their antics. Their crew, including the odious Joy Reid managed to bring slavery into the conversation. What maroons!!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: flybynight, 5/19/2018 1:58:01 PM     (No. 11636755)

I watched. I loved the people’s joy, the dignified solemnity of the Anglican liturgy. I loved the music, what I could hear over the inane and ceaseless BBC yammer. Bishop Curry’s homily was a simple and direct reminder of what matters. May those those lovely vows be honored, not only by the newly wed, but by of us who have repeated those or similar ones.
Sure beats tacky snark.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: AltaD, 5/19/2018 2:17:03 PM     (No. 11636762)

Hard to care about a woman´s third wedding (one annulment, one divorce).

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Reply 34 - Posted by: danvillebill, 5/19/2018 2:55:14 PM     (No. 11636787)

If the Windsors were more like the Tudors, I might pay some attention.

With the Tudes you got lots of food, wine, jousts, beheadings, war, plague, sex, more food, murders, more wine, death, rape, infanticide, serial marriages, plots, gluttony, spies, cheating, killing, scheming, massacres, slavery, treachery, still more food, wine and other diversions.

Come to think of it, maybe there isn´t all that much of a difference between the Windsors and the Tudors after all.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: franq, 5/19/2018 2:59:19 PM     (No. 11636790)


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Reply 36 - Posted by: dvc, 5/19/2018 5:35:25 PM     (No. 11636916)

Gotta worry when the bride´s brother warns the groom not to make the mistake of marrying her.

Hah. We´ll see, but I´d bet on the brother.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/19/2018 6:05:36 PM     (No. 11636937)

My lovely DIL has a saying “Their circus, their monkeys…” Another way of saying “none of our business, we don’t have to agree with them”. Every day we see things tagged as boring here by posters we find exceedingly boring. It’s a big diverse world when it comes to what entertains.

This happens to have been a wedding. We were not really invited, although they did allow broadcasting. We don’t know them; they don’t know us.

Someday those who have no interest will sail by these threads quietly rather than giving the rest of us chapter and verse on why they have no interest. Disconnect much?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: annie xango, 5/20/2018 12:00:13 AM     (No. 11637121)

perhaps because of my English ancestry ..but
I love the way the Brits do pageantry ..no one does it like they do..and altho, I am not thrilled with Megan´s political bent..it is none of my business..and she is bringing Harry right along with her..I do get the sense ,that my favorite royal, Queen Elizabeth, regardless of her age..is right on top of it..doubt that she is fooled by the Obama´s.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 5/20/2018 11:31:26 AM     (No. 11637455)

Harry fought and killed for his country. If you believe the spectacle is useless, so be it.

However, he is not.

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Posted By: Tishimself- 6/19/2018 12:53:19 AM     Post Reply
Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney called on the Trump administration Monday to stop separating immigrant families at the southern border, calling the controversy a “humanitarian crisis” that requires Congress to devise a permanent solution. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, declined to blame President Trump or the Department of Homeland Security specifically in remarks to a group of voters at a park here. He called images of children separated from their parents “pretty disturbing” and “heartbreaking.” “I think immediately we should go back to the setting where we’re not ripping children away from their parents, and then we expect Congress to take

Democrats propose changing
legal voting age in Michigan to 16

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Detroit Free Press, by Kathleen Gray    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/19/2018 10:22:30 AM     Post Reply
LANSING — The unprecedented outpouring of activism from students after the shooting at Marjorie Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., in February is the genesis for a bill introduced in the Legislature last week that would change the voting age in Michigan to 16. "We allow 16-year-olds to go off and get jobs and pay taxes, but we fail to allow them to exercise their voice come election time," said Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights. "Young people are setting aside their differences and identifying issues they think need to change. And they can do everything to get that change

Separating Families At The Border:
The Hysteria Overlooks Some Key Facts

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 6/19/2018 5:53:37 AM     Post Reply
Illegal Immigration: The latest outrage by the Trump administration is its policy of "ripping" children away from parents who´ve crossed the border illegally. As with so many other things involving Trump, there´s plenty of emotion but precious little in the way of facts. The furor reached critical mass after the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that 1,995 children had been separated from their illegal border crossing parents from mid-April through May. That number included, DHS said, cases where the adults were arrested for illegal entry, immigration violations, or possible criminal conduct. The practice has generated a rising storm of protests,

´Darlene´ to replace ´Roseanne´
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American Thinker, by Ed Straker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2018 4:59:32 AM     Post Reply
Roseanne Barr has become untouchable due to the "Valerie Jarrett/Ambien/Planet of the Apes" controversy, irrevocably contaminated by racism. This presents a problem for ABC, which canceled her revived show but wants the show to return in some form because it had high ratings. The apparent solution is to create a new show focused on the daughter character "Darlene," which would exclude Roseanne. Unfortunately, Roseanne Barr owns a chunk of the show, and ABC doesn´t want to be seen letting Barr profit from it, so ABC is in talks to buy the show from Barr so she would not technically profit

Why the OIG Report Should
Scare the Hell Out of You

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American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 6/18/2018 5:05:18 AM     Post Reply
The Justice Department’s tepid OIG report, with its risible assertion that there was no political bias in the FBI’s Clinton email probe, suggests that it was written by people afraid to tell the unvarnished truth about the conduct of the federal government’s police apparatus, an agency that openly defies congressional oversight and has participated in a vendetta against a sitting president. The FBI’s leadership clearly hopes that the Democrats will win majorities in Congress and put a halt to the investigations into its multifarious abuses of power. The OIG is loath to face the ruthless reprisals that would inevitably follow

How can FBI Director Wray clean out the
swamp if he doesn´t even see the corruption?

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Fox News, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/19/2018 4:38:13 AM     Post Reply
FBI Director Wray has said nothing to reassure Americans that he understands the serious corruption highlighted in the IG report. The FBI´s cover-ups and stonewalling on Wray´s watch add to his credibility problems. Both in is his press conference after the IG report was released, and in his testimony Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Director Wray demonstrated he was more concerned about protecting the reputation of the institution of the FBI than about the astonishing corruption of top FBI officials detailed in the IG report. During today’s hearing we heard about FBI agents who aren’t corrupt and how the Clinton email

CBS’s Gayle King at Texas Border Facility:
The Statue of Liberty Is ‘Weeping Right Now’

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2018 11:46:24 AM     Post Reply
Monday at a border patrol facility in McAllen, TX on “CBS This Morning,” co-host Gayle King said the Statue of Liberty is “weeping right now” over the separating of immigrant children from their families. King said “We arrived yesterday afternoon. We went straight to the facility, the location where kids and their parents were reunited. All I can say after talking to the people, watching the people, listening to the people, that the Statue of Liberty I think is weeping right now. It’s unbelievable the stories we’ve heard.” She added, “We’re standing in front of a converted warehouse. This is

Comey refuses to testify to Congress,
McCabe pleads Fifth Amendment

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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 6/18/2018 2:25:01 PM     Post Reply
Fired FBI Director James Comey refused to appear before Congress on Monday to talk about his handling of the Clinton email investigation, and his fired deputy, Andrew McCabe, asserted his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch also declined to show up for a major hearing where the Senate Judiciary Committee was looking into the inspector general’s report detailing major bungles in Mr. Comey’s handling of the Clinton investigation. Mr. Comey’s lawyer said he was out of the country — though Sen. Charles E. Grassley, committee chairman, said he saw Mr. Comey

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