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(BBC)   Which Americans deserve to be knighted? You gotta admit, Sir William Cosby does have a certain ring to it   (bbcamerica.com) divider line 101
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2012-05-10 07:14:21 PM  
We're American. We don't have a nobility. Isn't it enough rich people get to make the rules (and ignore them without consequence)? You want us to give them a special title, too?

fark that.
 
2012-05-10 07:20:17 PM  
We don't have to start our own vestigial monarchy, do we? I mean, Wall S. is bad enough.
 
2012-05-10 07:22:43 PM  
Sir Warren Buffet
 
2012-05-10 07:23:48 PM  

DavidVincent: Please don't turn it into another Nobel Peace Prize.


Turn it into? Most knightly orders have been completely meaningless since the 1600s at the latest, the Nobel prize didn't exist until the last century when Alfred Nobel decided to feel guilty about inventing the most terrifying pre-nuke weapons in history.

//There are other knightly orders that aren't just expressions of mild approval from the crown and are much more exclusive, of course.
//Americans should never accept foreign titles of nobility, it makes you at best a terrible American and possibly also a bad person, no matter how friendly is the spirit of the offer.
 
2012-05-10 07:26:07 PM  
Some of us don't have to wait

media.rd.com

/of COURSE its hot
 
2012-05-10 07:26:08 PM  
www.sns.ias.edu
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-05-10 07:27:40 PM  

SirEattonHogg: How about no celebrities?


oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some coked up tart threw a minge at you.
 
2012-05-10 07:30:00 PM  

tortilla burger: What about Stephen Colbert? This sounds exactly like the type of thing that would appear on his show.


It does, doesn't it?
 
2012-05-10 07:32:53 PM  

SirEattonHogg: How about no celebrities?


And no politicians.
 
2012-05-10 07:35:05 PM  

urger: BronyMedic: Isn't there a federal law which requires American Citzens who recieve titles of nobility to forfeit them? Or did it never get ratified.

Yeah - it's an obscure little law called Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 of the Constitution.

Congress can - and usually does - allow American's to receive foreign titles since WWII - but it requires a Private Bill authorizing the exception.


I think you need to read Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 of the Constitution again. Here, let me help:

No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.

In short, it applies only to government employees and office holders.
 
2012-05-10 07:37:25 PM  
Krieghund: urger: BronyMedic: Isn't there a federal law which requires American Citzens who recieve titles of nobility to forfeit them? Or did it never get ratified.

Yeah - it's an obscure little law called Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 of the Constitution.

Congress can - and usually does - allow American's to receive foreign titles since WWII - but it requires a Private Bill authorizing the exception.

I think you need to read Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 of the Constitution again. Here, let me help:

No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.

In short, it applies only to government employees and office holders.


thats how it would seem
 
2012-05-10 07:40:29 PM  
Bjarne Stroustrup

/ Technically he's a Dane, but he lives in Texas. Texacan trumps all.
 
2012-05-10 07:50:18 PM  
Sir Michael Jordan
Dame Meryl Streep
All astronauts that walked on the moon
Sir Stevie Wonder
Sir Matt Groening
Dame Sandra Day O'Connor
Sir Navy Chief Chris Kyle
Sir Warren Buffet
Sir Elie Wiesel
And of course, Sir Jay-Z
 
2012-05-10 07:51:57 PM  
Who? Me, damn it. My family has a long history of titles and nobility. Unfortunately, I come from a poor third son branch from way back so we got nothing. Most of the British members of the family seem to have died off, so give me a farking knighthood! I'll even let you keep the manor house
 
2012-05-10 07:53:08 PM  
cdn.crooksandliars.com
 
2012-05-10 07:56:45 PM  
Sir Lady Gaga?
 
2012-05-10 08:08:51 PM  

buckeyebrain: Sir Loin of Beef
Sir Osis of Liver


Earl of Cloves (whap)...Duke of Brittingham (whap)...Baron of Munchhausen (whap)...Essence of Myrrh (whap)...

/arise!
 
2012-05-10 08:12:13 PM  
JOHN WAYNE
 
2012-05-10 08:17:29 PM  
Larry Flynt
 
2012-05-10 08:18:57 PM  

Poundit Hardus: [i333.photobucket.com image 388x455]

What about Crowning a King?


Already done!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-10 08:28:37 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Wow, all of those were comedians.

What about Sir Clint Eastwood?


Doesn't he have some sort of French knighthood?

Also, Steve Martin is bluegrass musician, not a country musician.
 
2012-05-10 08:33:17 PM  
Already has a much better title, thanks.

assets.rollingstone.com
 
2012-05-10 08:34:51 PM  
i379.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-10 08:36:07 PM  

BronyMedic: Isn't there a federal law which requires American Citzens who recieve titles of nobility to forfeit them? Or did it never get ratified.


Article I, sec. 9, cl. 8, & sec. 10 are still good. Federal officials are also forbidden from accepting such titles without congressional consent.

/you're still butt hurt over the Peace Prize, aren't you?
 
2012-05-10 08:40:45 PM  
greyw1980: Article I, sec. 9, cl. 8, & sec. 10 are still good. Federal officials are also forbidden from accepting such titles without congressional consent.

/you're still butt hurt over the Peace Prize, aren't you?


Wait, what? Now I'm confused.

Does someone get a title of they get the Nobel Peace Prize? Is it like Warcraft? Do we need to start calling him Barack Obama, The Peace Maker?
 
2012-05-10 08:59:40 PM  

DrippinBalls: What a stupid ass question. Jesus H.W. Christ.

Everyone knows who should be knighted:

#1: Neil deGrasse Tyson

#2: Greg Palast

#3: Me


I like the "me" part, but you might've meant "you me" and not "me me". Where does it all end?
 
2012-05-10 09:22:39 PM  
"They're idiots."

--"They've all been knighted."

"Makes it official then."
 
2012-05-10 09:33:41 PM  

Hypothetical Imperative: [i.imgur.com image 500x500]


No kidding.

Who left the gates open to the politics tab? And who is going to put them all back?
 
2012-05-10 09:36:17 PM  
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-05-10 09:42:59 PM  
Some of the early astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin.

None of the people put up for suggestion is worthy, half of them aren't even particularly worthy of deference or respect.
 
2012-05-10 09:50:54 PM  
Banning U.S. citizens from getting royal titles was one of the better decisions the Founding Fathers made.
 
2012-05-10 10:42:39 PM  
kenyanvoice.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-10 10:52:21 PM  
www.hawking.org.uk
 
2012-05-10 11:12:23 PM  
Sigh...I liked it better when knights were expected to be more badass warrior than minstrel or shopkeeper.
 
2012-05-10 11:12:30 PM  

Trashy: [www.celebratingchristopherwalken.com image 300x401]


More cowbell, your majesty? Or this watch that I carried home from the war...
 
2012-05-10 11:49:24 PM  
She's already there, sorta.
dullumfile.areavoices.com
/and the pipsquires
 
2012-05-11 12:28:00 AM  
We've already had a king, his name was Elvis.

/not sure where i'm going with this...
 
2012-05-11 12:55:13 AM  

cuzsis: We've already had a king, his name was Elvis.

/not sure where i'm going with this...


Your name is Lester Manley, and you're headed for Graceland?
 
2012-05-11 01:00:21 AM  
Sir Charles de Beckwith
 
2012-05-11 02:23:34 AM  

urger: BronyMedic: Isn't there a federal law which requires American Citzens who recieve titles of nobility to forfeit them? Or did it never get ratified.

Yeah - it's an obscure little law called Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 of the Constitution.

Congress can - and usually does - allow American's to receive foreign titles since WWII - but it requires a Private Bill authorizing the exception.


You can receive any sort of title you want provided that it isn't issued by the US, or you are holding office in the US.

Nothing is stopping US citizens from being awarded titles of nobility from other countries except for that slim exception.
 
2012-05-11 04:31:33 AM  
Posthumously, sir Peter Jennings.
 
2012-05-11 05:02:23 AM  

kim jong-un: urger: BronyMedic: Isn't there a federal law which requires American Citzens who recieve titles of nobility to forfeit them? Or did it never get ratified.

Yeah - it's an obscure little law called Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8 of the Constitution.

Congress can - and usually does - allow American's to receive foreign titles since WWII - but it requires a Private Bill authorizing the exception.

You can receive any sort of title you want provided that it isn't issued by the US, or you are holding office in the US.

Nothing is stopping US citizens from being awarded titles of nobility from other countries except for that slim exception.


That. That right there.

In the case of British knighthoods, you simply would not be addressed as "Sir" in formal American settings. You'd still be "Mister". (And you'd have to hold dual citizenship, as they don't hand out knighthoods to foreigners.) You can be awarded an honorary one, but that doesn't get you a "Sir" either.

For that matter, 3 of the 5 ranks of the Order of the British Empire aren't even addressed as Sir/Dame.
 
2012-05-11 05:02:35 AM  
Bill Cosby

yah know there's a lot of difference between American humor and British humour, and one of the biggest differences is Bill cosby
why would the British knoght someone who is supposed to be funny, but isn't (well, not 'ha ha' funny, maybe just 'a bit peculiar' funny)
 
2012-05-11 09:01:04 AM  
cdn-www.i-am-bored.com
 
2012-05-11 09:01:51 AM  
Oh forgot... You must solve for Jell-0
 
2012-05-11 10:34:04 AM  

buckeyebrain: Sir Loin of Beef
Sir Osis of Liver


Came for this, leaving satisfied

/Sir Mel Blanc
//Sir Charles Jones
 
2012-05-11 11:07:37 AM  

Great Gonzo: cdn-www.i-am-bored.com


That is literally the best thing that has ever been created in this or any other universe or plane of existence.
 
2012-05-11 11:32:15 AM  
No it doesn't.

Now, "Sir Abraham Richard Cornelius Edward Nigel Aloysius Manfred Stanislav Leopold Winston Archimedes Franklin Vladimir Reginald 'Both-Barrels' Bonestripper III," on the other hand, does have that certain undeniable ring of nobility.
 
2012-05-11 07:11:13 PM  
Sir Dino M. Zaffina. That is, if it is alright with him...
 
2012-05-11 09:33:19 PM  

HoratioGates: Banning U.S. citizens from getting royal titles was one of the better decisions the Founding Fathers made.


I bet you quote the Constitution all the time, and yet you actually have not ever read it.
 
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