The Queen is Dead

Discussion in 'General' started by fastedyamaha, Sep 8, 2022.

  1. merle4

    merle4 Menace to sobriety

    Is it wrong that I don't give one fat flying dead rat's fuck?
     
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  2. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    Nope.
     
  3. Paddy O

    Paddy O Well-Known Member

    Whatever significance you attach to the British Monarchy, you have to admit, at 96 years she did not fuck up like most of the rest of her family and led a (mostly) scandal-free life and did her job. I say, well done. RIP
     
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  4. tropicoz

    tropicoz Well-Known Member

    RIP to the Queen. Just for my own information, and forgive my ignorance on the topic, but why is the US flying flags at half staff for a foreign ruler?
     
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  5. Thistle

    Thistle Well-Known Member

    Respect maybe?
    A bit like how the Brits flew theirs at half staff following 9/11.
     
  6. pjzocc

    pjzocc Well-Known Member

    Respect for the leader of one of our allies I believe. Doubt they'd fly it 50% for Putin.

    But I could be wrong.
     
  7. Thistle

    Thistle Well-Known Member

    Yet cared enough to post your classy opinion on here…:rolleyes:
     
  8. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Because the 51st state in in mourning.
     
  9. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    Presidential proclamation. Half-staff until sunset of the day of internment.

    :rtfrb:

    :flag:
     
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  10. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    No she wasn't, India and Pakistan became independent countries in 1947, she ascended to the throne in 1952.
     
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  11. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand

    She was a badass biker too

    [​IMG]

    I believe she got a Gixxer after that one :D
     
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    SPL170db Trackday winner

  13. cortezmachine

    cortezmachine Well-Known Member

    I happen to believe a constitutional monarchy is a favorable form of government. Hail King Charles. Dont shit the bed.
     
  14. gixer1100

    gixer1100 CEREAL KILLER

    well she is not a ruler, so there's that...maybe for the same reason she ordered the kings guard to play the american anthem during the changing of the guard after 9/11 - respect in mourning
     
  15. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab

    And both countries regressed after the Brits left.
     
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  16. cortezmachine

    cortezmachine Well-Known Member

    Whenever people bark about colonization I just asked them 2 simple questions… is anyone in an English colonized country worse off today than before colonization and English common law? Would YOU want to live in a pre colonized (insert country they are using) right now?


    usually ends the conversation
     
  17. Yzasserina

    Yzasserina sound it out

    Sorry, can’t let this by. Interment is burial, internment is imprisonment.

    Doesn’t alter by one iota the sentiment, which is wonderful and respectful, but at some point a person needs to know what words mean, and how to spell them.

    Otherwise, you end up perpetuating your ignorance. Oh, I read it on X, it must be true. Not necessarily…

    Some of you dudes need to read something other than instruction manuals… WTF am I talking about, you don’t even read those… :crackup:
     
  18. CBRRRRR999

    CBRRRRR999 Well-Known Member

    I stand corrected. Upon further review India threw off dominion status in 1950, Pakistan in 1956. However, that same review indicated 70 more colonies still in existence when she was enthroned. The last being Hong Kng in 1997. Whether or not they are better off not is moot to the point of whether or not she was monarch during a time when there were nearly 700 million people in the world under the British boot.
     
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  19. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck


    I hope that's not the DoorDash menu...
     
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  20. britx303

    britx303 F*ck Motoamerica.

    Maybe it was a Freudian slip:D
     

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