Royal baby - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-23-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
Cactus Annie's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: The Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxaroedenfoe
Posts: 2,146
Local Time: 01:49 AM
Royal baby

Very shocked that when I logged on here that absolutely no one has mentioned this

BBC News - William and Kate head home with baby prince

Cactus Annie is offline  
Old 07-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
Blue Crack Addict
anitram's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 15,471
Local Time: 09:49 PM
William and Kate seem like lovely people and so congratulations to them.

But as far as this is newsworthy, not really. I don't always agree with Bill Maher, but I do have to say that I think he is right on when he said that in the 21st century it's really repugnant that people would still CHOOSE to address someone as "your royal highness." I mean really.

I hope that Canada abolishes the monarchy in my time.

anitram is online now  
Old 07-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
cobl04's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 52,630
Local Time: 12:49 PM
Is Canada any closer to doing that? I know here in Australia there's a republican movement, the leader of which is one of our more powerful politicians. We had a referendum in 99, which lost by about 10%. I hope we become a republic soon, I hate all this royal baby bullshit. (the coverage. Good luck to the couple)

I trust JT is a republican.
cobl04 is offline  
Old 07-23-2013, 07:26 PM   #4
Blue Crack Addict
anitram's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 15,471
Local Time: 09:49 PM
No, unfortunately.

The Aussies will be the first to do it, for sure.

Canada will follow once non-anglophone immigrants outnumber the anglophones. Heaven knows Quebec has no love for the monarchy either.
anitram is online now  
Old 07-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #5
The_Pac_Mule's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,338
Local Time: 09:49 PM
The_Pac_Mule is offline  
Old 07-23-2013, 07:46 PM   #6
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Pearl's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,624
Local Time: 09:49 PM
I see this as more celebrity news than a world event.

I used to be a royal watcher for history reasons. But then as I realized the point of being royal was to be the embodiment of the state, then royalty seemed more like prison than a world of privilege. I don't see how being King, Queen, princess or whatever is a privilege. How is it so great to live under such scrutiny? Nothing is yours, not even your life. Everything you do is for the sake of the country, even maintaining your fractured marriage to avoid any scandal. Spin doctors and PR dictate your life and you can't have your own opinion made public. And it has got to be horribly dull to pretend to be interested in cutting ribbons, meeting state leaders, playing basketball at some Harlem gym, etc. And who really wants to be put on a pedestal and be the face of the nation? Sounds lonely, miserable and overwhelming. Also, I wonder if people really like royalty because of the jewels and designer clothes, or because they want to seemingly worship another human being (bowing or curtseying, saying your highness or your majesty).

Rant over.
Pearl is offline  
Old 07-23-2013, 08:34 PM   #7
Paper Gods
Forum Administrator
KhanadaRhodes's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: a vampire in the limousine
Posts: 60,200
Local Time: 08:49 PM
it's been discussed in this thread: It's a baby for celebrity ______ Part 2


"Because a senator - a politician - a person - who can let hang in mid-air the prospect that she might just be sticking around in part, just in case the other guy gets shot - has no business being, and no capacity to be, the President of the United States." -- Keith Olbermann
KhanadaRhodes is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright ©