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    Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    My heart goes out to Queen Elizabeth II in wishing her a speedy recovery. She's one an excellent job as queen for her country for decades, in good times and in bad times.

    I know most Americans agree with me when I say that we appreciate the friendship and alliance with Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth has always been a welcoming and wonderful host whenever any of our Presidents has visited.

    Get well soon, Queen Elizabeth. The world loves you.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/08/doct...lace-says.html

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    That's one tough old bat. I think she's made of kevlar.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    Her husband Philip, the longest-serving royal consort in history, died last year at aged 99.
    If we pro-rate the 5 year longer lifespan of women over their husbands, at her age (96) she's lucky if she has a month before she's pushing daisies.

    In the beginning, it only ate men, now it's coming for the women and children, and nothing can stop it.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    BREAKING NEWS
    The Queen has died according to Fox Chicago News.
    It's a man's world and we need to take it by the throat and make it give us what we desire.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    I am sorry but I won't shed a tear

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    Quote Originally Posted by ResidentEvil7 View Post
    BREAKING NEWS
    The Queen has died according to Fox Chicago News.
    Yup. She's gone. The BBC are covering it too.

    So Philip passed last year and now QEII.

    I've noticed this trend amongst long married and (especially) aging couples, that when one passes the other tends to follow within a couple of years.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    Quote Originally Posted by pirate88 View Post
    I am sorry but I won't shed a tear
    <dark_humor><off>
    In the beginning, it only ate men, now it's coming for the women and children, and nothing can stop it.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    The queen is dead. God save the king.

    I have a feeling that Charles III is going to have a rough road ahead of him. The anti-royal feeling was mitigated by a queen on the throne. Charles isn't going to have that buffer.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron191 View Post
    The queen is dead. God save the king.

    I have a feeling that Charles III is going to have a rough road ahead of him. The anti-royal feeling was mitigated by a queen on the throne. Charles isn't going to have that buffer.
    He should abdicate to William if they want to salvage the monarchy....

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    Monarchy is useless theatre anyways. British empire is dead, economy is barely holding on, country full of incompatible immigrants, government is a Orwellian clown show, weather sucks. Unless you're some old monarchy obsessed boomer or older completely irrelevant.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    Quote Originally Posted by KRFJames View Post
    He should abdicate to William if they want to salvage the monarchy....
    Salvage it to what end?

    Serious question. What practical purpose does a constitutional monarchy serve?

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    Salvage it to what end?

    Serious question. What practical purpose does a constitutional monarchy serve?
    Media spin, to keep you distracted from the truth! Kingdoms are not eternal, if they were, Egypt would still have farrows.
    In the beginning, it only ate men, now it's coming for the women and children, and nothing can stop it.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    Serious question. What practical purpose does a constitutional monarchy serve?
    Checks and balances. Anything you can do with having a constitutional monarch you can do in other ways, sure. But having a monarch is one way to go about it.

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    Re: Queen Elizabeth II is very ill

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wombat View Post
    Checks and balances. Anything you can do with having a constitutional monarch you can do in other ways, sure. But having a monarch is one way to go about it.
    True, but it is an extremely expensive way.


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