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Gretchen Dawntreader
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2006.04.21 13:23:00 - [1]
 

from "across the pond!" I visited England once, lovely country, great people, and discovered I have a genuine fondness for the Monarchy. She's had a tough time with her family and the press, but I think of Elizabeth as a noble gracious lady, perhaps the last of the line. Future of the Crown seems a bit shakey, considering who might come after her.

But for today, Happy Birthday! Smile

Viktor Fyretracker
Caldari
Emminent Terraforming
O.G.-Alliance
Posted - 2006.04.21 13:34:00 - [2]
 

PBS did a thing on her last night.

Laythun
Viziam
Posted - 2006.04.21 13:35:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Gretchen Dawntreader
perhaps the last of the line. Future of the Crown seems a bit shakey, considering who might come after her.



Not likely, Charles may abdicate early, leaving it open for a younger dynamic King.

Raven Aure
Caldari
Hadron Enterprises
Posted - 2006.04.21 13:35:00 - [4]
 

I wish the same to her. She's an amazing person - especially in these times of media frenzies and sleeze - nothing has come close enough to even risk sticking.

I agree - the Prince of Wales is a decidedly wobbly successor, but there's hope yet in young William.

Dak Hakin
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2006.04.21 14:37:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Dak Hakin on 21/04/2006 14:36:43
Originally by: Viktor Fyretracker
PBS did a thing on her last night.


I did a thing on her last night too. A little birthday present from Dak Wink

Kalahari Wayrest
Posted - 2006.04.21 14:49:00 - [6]
 

...Shocked

Laocoon
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2006.04.21 15:04:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Laythun
Originally by: Gretchen Dawntreader
perhaps the last of the line. Future of the Crown seems a bit shakey, considering who might come after her.



Not likely, Charles may abdicate early, leaving it open for a younger dynamic King.



We can hope Rolling Eyes

OMGPOLITICSHAXXLOCKZOR!!!!111!!!one

Jon Hawkes
The Littlest Hobos
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2006.04.21 15:26:00 - [8]
 

Well, I don't recall voting for her...

Weebear
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Valainaloce
Posted - 2006.04.21 15:57:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Jon Hawkes
Well, I don't recall voting for her...



Were you alive in 1952?

Graelyn
Amarr
Wolfsbrigade
Posted - 2006.04.21 16:08:00 - [10]
 

You don't vote for Queens.

Watery tarts choose by throwing swords at you.

Ebedar
Gallente
Primary Intelligence
Posted - 2006.04.21 16:09:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Graelyn
You don't vote for Queens.

Watery tarts choose by throwing swords at you.

Mmmm moistened bint...

Raven Aure
Caldari
Hadron Enterprises
Posted - 2006.04.21 16:40:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Ebedar
Originally by: Graelyn
You don't vote for Queens.

Watery tarts choose by throwing swords at you.

Mmmm moistened bint...

ShockedShocked

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2006.04.21 16:58:00 - [13]
 


I was going to make a long winded post about how much I despise our Royal family, detailing how they do NAFF ALL for any of us and sponge of our taxes...

...but frankly, I can't be arsed.

So, IMO they suck.

Nuff said.


Baldour Ngarr
Black Thorne Corporation
Black Thorne Alliance
Posted - 2006.04.21 17:03:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Verone

...and sponge of our taxes...



Nope. We sponge off them. The amount they get from the Civil List isn't even a thousandth of the income from the lands they gave to the government in exchange.

Vladimir Ilych
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2006.04.21 17:05:00 - [15]
 

i came very close to calling my char

Oliver Cromwell

I would like a republic as well. I recall our cousins across the pond kicking us out to gain one in fact..


Ebedar
Gallente
Primary Intelligence
Posted - 2006.04.21 17:10:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Raven Aure
Originally by: Ebedar
Originally by: Graelyn
You don't vote for Queens.

Watery tarts choose by throwing swords at you.

Mmmm moistened bint...

ShockedShocked

Moistened bint

Vincent Rainbow
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2006.04.21 17:11:00 - [17]
 

Harry should be the next king.

He'd last about 20 seconds, but it would be funny.

Spartan239
Caldari
The Blue Dagger Mercenery Agency
Posted - 2006.04.21 17:14:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Verone

I was going to make a long winded post about how much I despise our Royal family, detailing how they do NAFF ALL for any of us and sponge of our taxes...

...but frankly, I can't be arsed.

So, IMO they suck.

Nuff said.




they make us money, and the country needs a figure head, who should we replace them with?

Vladimir Ilych
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2006.04.21 17:16:00 - [19]
 

someone we voted for...

Nato Xemus
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2006.04.21 17:32:00 - [20]
 

hey screw her its my birthday XD shes had eightie odd years all i want is the spotlight for one day but sadly untill she passes or i somehow manage to overthrow her it wont happen

flame away

Nato Xemus
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2006.04.21 17:34:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Verone

I was going to make a long winded post about how much I despise our Royal family, detailing how they do NAFF ALL for any of us and sponge of our taxes...

...but frankly, I can't be arsed.

So, IMO they suck.

Nuff said.




verone all i have to say is how true

me <3 verone i vote him for king!

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2006.04.21 18:15:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Spartan239
Originally by: Verone

I was going to make a long winded post about how much I despise our Royal family, detailing how they do NAFF ALL for any of us and sponge of our taxes...

...but frankly, I can't be arsed.

So, IMO they suck.

Nuff said.




they make us money, and the country needs a figure head, who should we replace them with?


TBH, having the frigging chuckle brothers as figureheads for the country would stand us in a better light that having some demented old bint with a dodgy accent representing us.

Look at the Royal family :

Philip - A Notorious Racist
Elizabeth - Doesn't know her arse from her elbow
Charles - Halfwit who went to Eton
Harry - Drunken racist idiot (lovely fancy dress mate)
William - The only one with half a brain

These are the people who you think are good to represent us?

lol... don't run for MP, please. Laughing


Weebear
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Valainaloce
Posted - 2006.04.21 19:24:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Vladimir Ilych
someone we voted for...


Talk sense, it's the British public we are talking about here. It would end up some sort of Pop Idol TV programme where Jordan ends up queen of the country.

Viktor Fyretracker
Caldari
Emminent Terraforming
O.G.-Alliance
Posted - 2006.04.21 19:27:00 - [24]
 

ok im a bit rusty on this but isnt the Queen more of a figurehead today, last i knew Blair was running england. or does she still have say in what goes on.

Weebear
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Valainaloce
Posted - 2006.04.21 19:32:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Viktor Fyretracker
ok im a bit rusty on this but isnt the Queen more of a figurehead today, last i knew Blair was running england. or does she still have say in what goes on.


he is more of a figurehead. The Country is run by the Government, but she has final say over things, although she can't really refuse anything that is put before her.

Laocoon
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2006.04.21 19:36:00 - [26]
 

The queen just speaks poshly and eats corgies.

She's like your long-distance famous granny who never calls, that's all.

Lord Slater
Amarr
Kodan Armada
Posted - 2006.04.21 19:51:00 - [27]
 

One of the powers the queen still has is the power to abolish ower goverment and take direct controll all she has to do is command itShocked

Doubt it will ever happen but she can do it.

Vincent Rainbow
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2006.04.21 19:51:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Weebear
Originally by: Viktor Fyretracker
ok im a bit rusty on this but isnt the Queen more of a figurehead today, last i knew Blair was running england. or does she still have say in what goes on.


he is more of a figurehead. The Country is run by the Government, but she has final say over things, although she can't really refuse anything that is put before her.

Last time I checked the country was run by Tesco, Lloyds Bank, Proctor & Gamble and Prudential.

Baldour Ngarr
Black Thorne Corporation
Black Thorne Alliance
Posted - 2006.04.21 19:58:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Lord Slater
One of the powers the queen still has is the power to abolish ower goverment and take direct controll all she has to do is command itShocked

Doubt it will ever happen but she can do it.


In theory. In practice, that power is only useful should a Government try to subvert our democracy - say by passing an Act that abolishes general elections and leaves themselves in power permanently. The Queen (or King) could refuse to sign it, and dissolve Parliament forcing an immediate general election, against the Government's wishes.

For anything short of that, the monarch refusing to sign a bill passed by Parliament would lead to an abdication in very short order.

Baldour Ngarr
Black Thorne Corporation
Black Thorne Alliance
Posted - 2006.04.21 20:00:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Weebear
Originally by: Vladimir Ilych
someone we voted for...


Talk sense, it's the British public we are talking about here. It would end up some sort of Pop Idol TV programme where Jordan ends up queen of the country.


More to the point; ultimate power should always reside with someone who doesn't actually want it. Anyone who stands for the position should automatically be disqualified.

Solution; force it on someone by sheer accident of birth, the most random possible system (NOBODY can choose which family they get born into). And - hey, look - that's the system we have.


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