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2021-03-08 7:59:42 AM  
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2021-03-08 11:10:56 AM  
The thing that has surprised me is the virulent attacks that the right wing is leveling at Megan. If you slip over to FOX, it's their main subject, and they do everything but call her an uppity N.

The British have racism, but Fox is putting on a masterclasses.
 
2021-03-08 2:56:54 PM  
John Oliver looks basically the same now, but Colbert has apparently aged like 15 years since then.
 
2021-03-08 3:59:38 PM  
What Meghan experienced is almost identical to what Diana experienced right down to the cold shoulders, the "throw her in the deep end with an anchor and see if she swims"  and the despair and suicidal thoughts.

I am glad that Harry decided to stand by his wife instead of throwing her under a bus like Charles did.

Not even Charles helped his son, and he stopped taking his son's calls.

And f#ck Camilla.
 
2021-03-08 5:01:11 PM  
People who view themselves as elite rulers chosen by god are snobby bigots?

Shocked.
 
2021-03-08 5:02:39 PM  

Astorix: What Meghan experienced is almost identical to what Diana experienced right down to the cold shoulders, the "throw her in the deep end with an anchor and see if she swims"  and the despair and suicidal thoughts.

I am glad that Harry decided to stand by his wife instead of throwing her under a bus like Charles did.

Not even Charles helped his son, and he stopped taking his son's calls.

And f#ck Camilla.


The worst part for Harry and Megan now is the paparazzi. They now know that they can cause division and division creates "news". They will be relentless on her now. Far more than if they had stayed within the royal circle
 
2021-03-08 5:02:50 PM  
Monarchy is garbage.
Monarchy is fascism.

UK should change and become the United Shires.
 
2021-03-08 5:04:13 PM  
Mirror image?

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2021-03-08 5:04:50 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Monarchy is garbage.
Monarchy is fascism.

UK should change and become the United Shires.


You know the monarchy has nothing to do with the government anymore, right?
 
2021-03-08 5:05:05 PM  
I mentioned this in the other thread about the interview, but it's telling that Harry and Meghan were cut off without a second glance, but Prince Andrew continues to enjoy money and security at the taxpayer's expense, and he isn't a working royal anymore either. They've all but memory-holed him.

I saw someone mention that this interview will do a lot to point out the inequity between the palace's response to "Megxit" and their response to the swirling miasma of shiat around Prince Andrew. Of course, nothing is going to happen, Andrew is the Queen's favorite child (or so the rumors go), so he'll just be shoved in a broom closet and not spoken of in public again. I mean, he wasn't allowed in any public pictures after his daughter Beatrice was married last year.
 
2021-03-08 5:06:04 PM  

theToadMan: They will be relentless on her now.


Now?
 
2021-03-08 5:06:24 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: John Oliver looks basically the same now, but Colbert has apparently aged like 15 years since then.


Be fair, this past year has been a hell of a decade.
 
2021-03-08 5:06:55 PM  
No.
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Funny but meh.
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OMG YAAAAAAS!
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One of those is not like the others.
 
2021-03-08 5:07:16 PM  
I would like to thank Mrs. Markle or whatever her name is now for doing the work of helping to end the thoroughly embarrassing institution that is Monarchy. Even though my family hasn't lived in the commonwealth for a few hundred years, I still can't help but cringe when the fact that royalty still exists as an institution rather than a quaint accident of history that someone might post on their facebook for a laugh.
 
2021-03-08 5:08:14 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Monarchy is garbage.
Monarchy is fascism.

UK should change and become the United Shires.


the Royals are the ultimate welfare queens.
 
2021-03-08 5:08:39 PM  

Mrtraveler01: theToadMan: They will be relentless on her now.

Now?


yes. If you thought they were hardcore before now they will crank it to 11. The European paparazzi are despicable and have no morals/ethics. Once they smell blood it is go time.
 
2021-03-08 5:09:28 PM  
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Maybe the royal family are a bunch of racist dicks and maybe Meghan is a biatch.
 
2021-03-08 5:09:59 PM  

oh my word yes: Bang each other some more, royals. Gotta keep that blood line pure !


Nothing says "pure" like having some French and German in the blood line.
 
2021-03-08 5:10:02 PM  

Private_Citizen: The thing that has surprised me is the virulent attacks that the right wing is leveling at Megan. If you slip over to FOX, it's their main subject, and they do everything but call her an uppity N.

The British have racism, but Fox is putting on a masterclasses.


That's not by accident. Rupert Murdoch owns a bunch of British tabloids that are making a bunch of money off of being racist against Meghan. This is just international News Corp. policy.
 
2021-03-08 5:10:09 PM  

Astorix: What Meghan experienced is almost identical to what Diana experienced right down to the cold shoulders, the "throw her in the deep end with an anchor and see if she swims"  and the despair and suicidal thoughts.


Fergie had it worse, I felt. The Royal family is infamously snooty toward outsiders, and the tabloid press is absolutely ruthless toward them.

Astorix: I am glad that Harry decided to stand by his wife instead of throwing her under a bus like Charles did.


Charles was the heir and let's be fair: Everyone figured he'd be on Canada's money 20 years ago. He was protecting the line of succession.

Harry has a lot more flexibility: He's way down the order of succession now that Kate has kicked out a couple puppies so he doesn't have much to lose. Some stuffy functions for the rest of his life but no real royal responsibilities.
 
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2021-03-08 5:10:26 PM  

Private_Citizen: The thing that has surprised me is the virulent attacks that the right wing is leveling at Megan. If you slip over to FOX, it's their main subject, and they do everything but call her an uppity N.

The British have racism, but Fox is putting on a masterclasses.


Not really sure why the surprise, they're basically the channel for the klan now a days.
 
2021-03-08 5:11:19 PM  

GoldSpider: Purple_Urkle: Monarchy is garbage.
Monarchy is fascism.

UK should change and become the United Shires.

You know the monarchy has nothing to do with the government anymore, right?


Fine.
Monarchy is wasteful spending.
Monarchy is symbolic of fascism.

The UK should become the United Shires.

Fark is fulla nitpicky pedants but that's fine, I will always love Fark and all people who post here.
 
2021-03-08 5:11:26 PM  

theToadMan: Mrtraveler01: theToadMan: They will be relentless on her now.

Now?

yes. If you thought they were hardcore before now they will crank it to 11. The European paparazzi are despicable and have no morals/ethics. Once they smell blood it is go time.


I think she's had a target on her back since the moment they've gotten married. They've already been vicious and vile with her by stirring a pot that probably didn't even need to be stirred in the first place.
 
2021-03-08 5:11:35 PM  
I will say one thing for the Royal family that they have over folks here in the US, they have gotten the ceremony and the traditions down to a palatable level.

In America,  if you want to become "royalty", your mother has to "leak" a sex tape to the public.
 
2021-03-08 5:12:24 PM  
Why is the right wing up in arms about Megan markel. Isn't hating the British royal family like the most American thing there is.
Oh wait I guess racism is above that.
 
2021-03-08 5:14:19 PM  

Ring of Fire: Why is the right wing up in arms about Megan markel. Isn't hating the British royal family like the most American thing there is.
Oh wait I guess racism is above that.


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2021-03-08 5:15:13 PM  

Astorix: What Meghan experienced is almost identical to what Diana experienced right down to the cold shoulders, the "throw her in the deep end with an anchor and see if she swims"  and the despair and suicidal thoughts.

I am glad that Harry decided to stand by his wife instead of throwing her under a bus like Charles did.


The big difference being, Harry wanted to marry Meghan.

I don't see what the big deal is.  It would take some massive, improbable tragedy to shift the line of succession to Harry and Meghan's progeny.
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2021-03-08 5:15:59 PM  
Liberal Redneck - Abolish the Monarchy
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2021-03-08 5:16:38 PM  

theToadMan: Astorix: What Meghan experienced is almost identical to what Diana experienced right down to the cold shoulders, the "throw her in the deep end with an anchor and see if she swims"  and the despair and suicidal thoughts.

I am glad that Harry decided to stand by his wife instead of throwing her under a bus like Charles did.

Not even Charles helped his son, and he stopped taking his son's calls.

And f#ck Camilla.

The worst part for Harry and Megan now is the paparazzi. They now know that they can cause division and division creates "news". They will be relentless on her now. Far more than if they had stayed within the royal circle


How could it be worse?

When I watched the interview, the basic takeaway if you reduce it to one line would be "for /some/ reason, the same Royal institutions that reliably protect everyone else in the Royal family from the tabloid bastards never lifted a finger for Meghan."

As she herself put it rather more diplomatically, "they would tell a lie to protect everyone else but they wouldn't tell the truth to save me."
 
2021-03-08 5:17:51 PM  
Y'all really let this LARP get out of hand.
 
2021-03-08 5:18:45 PM  

GoldSpider: Purple_Urkle: Monarchy is garbage.
Monarchy is fascism.

UK should change and become the United Shires.

You know the monarchy has nothing to do with the government anymore, right?


Yeah, which makes it kind of weird that this link is under "politics". Seems like it should be "entertainment"

And the "senior royal" who was worrying aloud about how dark the kid would be?  Is there any chance it wasn't the Duke of Edinburgh?
 
2021-03-08 5:19:45 PM  
Let me go against the grain of this discussion thread and point out the irony of Meghan endlessly complaining about the same institution that gives her the only relevancy she has in this world.

Also the irony of Americans complaining about royalty while apparently doing their best to create a new ruling class by allowing increasing sequestration of wealth and property ownership amongst a minority of the most wealthy. A strong minority of Americans would happily appoint Trump as king so long as the position was called President instead of King, which might just be worth it for the inevitable civil war for inheritance amongst his offspring upon his death.
 
2021-03-08 5:19:48 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Monarchy is garbage.
Monarchy is fascism.

UK should change and become the United Shires.


Mmm.

So why does the UK rank better on both freedom and Democracy than the US?
 
2021-03-08 5:22:14 PM  

frieque: Let me go against the grain of this discussion thread and point out the irony of Meghan endlessly complaining about the same institution that gives her the only relevancy she has in this world.


That's a legitimate criticism.

But i also see her point in how bullshiat it all is.
 
2021-03-08 5:24:05 PM  

frieque: Let me go against the grain of this discussion thread and point out the irony of Meghan endlessly complaining about the same institution that gives her the only relevancy she has in this world.

Also the irony of Americans complaining about royalty while apparently doing their best to create a new ruling class by allowing increasing sequestration of wealth and property ownership amongst a minority of the most wealthy. A strong minority of Americans would happily appoint Trump as king so long as the position was called President instead of King, which might just be worth it for the inevitable civil war for inheritance amongst his offspring upon his death.


Except not irrelevant. Accomplished actress.

https://m.imdb.com/name/nm1620783/
 
2021-03-08 5:24:22 PM  

FnkyTwn: [new-cdn.mamamia.com.au image 406x270]

Maybe the royal family are a bunch of racist dicks and maybe Meghan is a biatch.


Maybe, but the salient question: is she any more of a biatch than the rest of the royal family?  She's also got the "not a  kiddie-diddler" thing going for her.

Maybe she is more upfront about it, but the royals are probably very quietly biatchy. Kind of like when a southern lady tells you "bless your heart". She's not being nice. They were very quietly biatchy to Diana, and Harry is very traumatized by that, especially since he's not "the firstborn chosen one". They also stripped him of a his MILITARY titles. That's obviously being biatchy because by everything I've read, he was quite proud of his military career. They obviously wanted to hit him where it stung.

Fark the royals. Yeah our right wing is full of real gems and assholes, but they put in the hard work and earned it.
 
2021-03-08 5:25:44 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Monarchy is garbage.
Monarchy is fascism.

UK should change and become the United Shires.


Garbage and fascism is not unknown here.
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2021-03-08 5:26:50 PM  
John Oliver has exactly the same religion I have.

We are both cledonomancers.

A cledonomancer divines the future based off of interpreting the significance of what people say. You need to aggressively consume non fiction, the news, history and science to practice this religion. There are no holy texts, just lots of primary sources.

If incarcerated, John Oliver is entitled to access at least two competing newspaper subscriptions or he is being denied his religion.
 
2021-03-08 5:28:59 PM  
Im still struggling to figure out why I care about any of this, or any of these people? Literally none of this affects me, and I have zero investment in anything they do or are. Why is every news outlet and aggregator going hog wild on this shiat?
 
2021-03-08 5:29:03 PM  
Racists hated Meghan Markle for being too uppity to be part of the royal family. Now they hate her for rejecting the royal family and doing her own thing. Turns out racists aren't rational and will hate you no matter what you do. So let's stop pretending they have legitimate opinions.
 
2021-03-08 5:30:11 PM  

GoldSpider: Purple_Urkle: Monarchy is garbage.
Monarchy is fascism.

UK should change and become the United Shires.

You know the monarchy has nothing to do with the government anymore, right?


Technically they can, but it's on the understanding that if they ever do it will be the end of the monarchy.
 
2021-03-08 5:30:16 PM  

Commander Lysdexic: Purple_Urkle: Monarchy is garbage.
Monarchy is fascism.

UK should change and become the United Shires.

Mmm.

So why does the UK rank better on both freedom and Democracy than the US?


The same state that raided a Covid-19 tracking scientist, Rebekah Jones, is also home to a media empire that peddles monarchist propaganda to children and is in the pocket of China's dictator?

The problem is America didn't wipe out enough monarchists. They gained a foothold in Florida.
 
2021-03-08 5:30:24 PM  

FnkyTwn: [new-cdn.mamamia.com.au image 406x270]

Maybe the royal family are a bunch of racist dicks and maybe Meghan is a biatch.


I was gonna say, this seems like toxic dipping in toxic to make more toxic.
 
2021-03-08 5:31:21 PM  

frieque: Let me go against the grain of this discussion thread and point out the irony of Meghan endlessly complaining about the same institution that gives her the only relevancy she has in this world.


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2021-03-08 5:31:29 PM  
Oliver is right that the basic idea of royalty, as a concept, is farking weird. I'd add awful and stupid to weird. Weird in and of itself isn't bad. Royalty as a general concept is bad. A lineage of "divinely" approved uteruses...
 
2021-03-08 5:32:05 PM  
"Doesn't Italy use a king?"
"No, Italy doesn't 'use a king!' What year do you think this is???"


Seriously world, abolish any monarchy. They're stupid and outdated.
 
2021-03-08 5:32:16 PM  

Private_Citizen: The thing that has surprised me is the virulent attacks that the right wing is leveling at Megan. If you slip over to FOX, it's their main subject, and they do everything but call her an uppity N.

The British have racism, but Fox is putting on a masterclasses.


It's Murdochs all the way down.
 
2021-03-08 5:34:53 PM  

X-Geek: Purple_Urkle: Monarchy is garbage.
Monarchy is fascism.

UK should change and become the United Shires.

Garbage and fascism is not unknown here.
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Thanks Vlad.
Thanks deregulation of cable news in 1996.

You both made America a laughingstock.

Now IC, will you please pressure the Biden administration to reinstate the pre 1996 laws on cable news ownership and restore the Copyright act of 1790, so America stops embarrassing itself?
 
2021-03-08 5:34:54 PM  

Astorix: And f#ck Camilla.


I'm going to have to say neigh to that 🤔
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2021-03-08 5:37:37 PM  

Purple_Urkle: No.
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Funny but meh.
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OMG YAAAAAAS!
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One of those is not like the others.


Yep. One of those is black.
 
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