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From the Huffington Post:

Columnist Fired For Tweeting Harry And Meghan Should’ve Name Baby ‘Georgina Floydina’

Julie Burchill, who wrote for the Sunday Telegraph, posted the racist tweet about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s newborn just after her birth was announced.

By Carly Ledbetter

Julie Burchill, a columnist for the Sunday Telegraph, has been fired for a racist tweet she wrote just after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the birth of their second child.

After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed that they’d named their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Sunday, Burchill tweeted out, “What a missed opportunity! They could’ve called it Georgina Floydina!”

Last year, Meghan spoke about George Floyd and other victims of police brutality in a graduation address shortly after the 46-year-old Black man’s death at the hands of a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, who was later found guilty of murder.

Princess Sparkle, or whatever her name was, also went out of her way to promote one of the most ridiculous hate hoaxes of 2020. As I wrote:

Putting Out the Fire With Lighter Fluid
Steve Sailer

July 01, 2020

After race car driver Bubba Wallace’s NooseCAR debacle last week, it would have taken somebody truly dumb and publicity-crazed to breathe life into this week’s even more absurd hate-crime allegation: biracial 18-year-old Althea Bernstein’s assertion that four “classic Wisconsin frat boys” squirted lighter fluid on her and set her ablaze by tossing a lighter into her car in downtown Madison, Wis., during an Antifa riot. …

But then, just as the Althea Bernstein story was being allowed to quietly fade away over the weekend, that special someone—Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, wife of Prince Harry—stepped forward to make a really futile and stupid gesture to keep this latest Hate Hoax from being allowed to be forgotten the way the cooler heads in the media had wished.

We are seeing a return to the old concept of lèse-majesté or punishing offenses against the dignity of the reigning ruler. For example, in Thailand you’d best not mention that the new king, in contrast to his dignified dad, looks like a degenerate. In the English-speaking world, you’d best not joke about Meghan Markle, not so much because she married into the British royal family, but because she’s (kind of) black. That’s just not done. Combine that with joking about the holiest human that ever lived, George Floyd, and you are canceled, even by a conservative newspaper.

 
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  1. Bill B. says:

    That name for the new kid was over-the-top and asking for mockery. She was laughing at the desperate parents awkwardly trying to repair the damage they have done to their own image by draping the names of well-loved royals one their new born.

    ‘Lilibet’ = a private nickname. Wildly inappropriate.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15186981/meghan-harry-private-name-lilibet-rude-demeaning/

  2. Never forget.

    • LOL: UNIT472
    • Troll: Corvinus
    • Replies: @AndrewR
  3. Megan and Harry live in a mansion built in Native American genocide: https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/06/04/bones-found-near-montecito-estate-of-prince-harry-meghan-markle-identified-as-native-american-remains/

    They MUST show they care by giving up their property, and giving all their money to the indigenous poor.

    • Agree: John Cunningham
    • Replies: @Alden
  4. Somehow this Flip Wilson sketch seems appropriate:

    Harry: “You’re from America?”
    Geraldine:”I sure am, honey.”
    Harry:”What part?”
    Geraldine: “All of me!”

  5. anon[270] • Disclaimer says:

    The Ayatollah Khomeini famously said there is no humor, no laughter, in Islam.

    Obviously the same is true of Wokeism.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  6. We should have a thread with suggested baby names for the little precious.

    Kadumbass Jagibme

    : )

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
    , @Cortes
  7. AndrewR says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    I thought that was crass at the time but that was before Meghan showed her true colors (and coerced Harry into amplifying her bullshit). Also, now that William is openly endorsing DIE and Charles is openly promoting whatever Davos and Bilderberg are pushing this year, perhaps a republic is in order.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Getaclue
    , @Boomthorkell
    , @Alden
  8. tyrone says:

    “she’s (kind of) black”…..?……one drop rule baby…….she black as hell……. the kenti cloth is forthcoming.

  9. Alden says:

    LOL thanks Steve. In other royal news grad students at Magdalene College, Cambridge UK voted to remove the portrait of the Queen from their common room because of Britain’s History of racism and colonialism There are so many non White or ecru to espresso students they feel “ uncomfortable” with a picture of a White woman. Patriotism is inseparable from colonialism is their new motto.

    Georgina Floydinia I’ll send it to my republican English relatives.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @AndrewR
  10. UNIT472 says:

    While Prince Harry and his half caste wife were never in danger of getting near the throne, they have rolled the dice that being D list celebrities can survive in Hollywood by being ‘woke’. That’s a long term bet in a long term world that requires multimillion dollar incomes to remain ‘relevant’.

    Hollywood is full of ‘superstars’ who faded and were far more ‘famous’ ( and rich ) than Harry and his mulatto who faded into oblivion. Hitching your wagon to an overweight, 67 year old , fat negro like Oprah Winfrey may have seemed a good idea at the time but Merv Griffin was once the king of afternoon TV and show production once too and how many remember him today?

  11. Alden says:
    @TelfoedJohn

    Turn it into an Indian casino and the indigenous won’t be poor any more.

    • Replies: @Anon
  12. This is a tactic acknowledgement by white liberals that George Floyd is a laughably inappropriate moral exemplar. It’s racist in the same way crime statistics are racist it makes blacks look bad which in turn harms the democrat coalition. If Burchill had said Martina Kingina (Martina Queena might be a different story) she would have gotten chastised but kept her job.

    As Nancy Pelosi has occasionally let slip Floyd is thankfully dead and as such unable to embarrass Democrats in the manner Rodney King did post beautification, but he’s gonna get the Rodney King memory hole treatment.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  13. I’m half-surprised the suggestion was not taken somberly and seriously.

    And as far as the point about lese majeste, Hunter Biden certainly has benefitted from that practice right here at home. No one dare say the emperor’s kid has no clothes.

  14. Getaclue says:
    @AndrewR

    The “Royals” are always part/top of the food chain of the NWO Masonic “Elite” — there was a video of Prince Philip all done up in his Masonic gear with thousands of others at some huge ritual in an auditorium that was scrubbed completely off the internet as it caught notice — he who would like to come back as a “virus” to kill the Peons off, great people the “Royals”…. — British “Intelligence” has been behind great skulduggery the last 100 years or so on their behalf/interests/Rothschilds and against ours….

    • Agree: Cortes
  15. “Julie Burchill, a columnist for the Sunday Telegraph, has been fired for a racist tweet ..”

    “Racist” continues to progress towards becoming a badge of honour.

    • Thanks: Old Prude
  16. Bumpkin says:

    Heh, it was a funny joke, can’t have that. I like how this HuffPo Ledbetter has to twice state that it is a “racist tweet,” otherwise we’d be wondering what the big deal was. And what precisely was “racist” about it, using a black man’s name in jest?

    • Agree: ScarletNumber
  17. How is that racist? Mocking, yes. Crass, maybe. But racist?

    Notice how they no longer even bother explaining how something merits that label? At least this time the article actually gave readers the tweet in question. Most of the time they just assert X said/wrote something racist and the reader is expected to take their word for it.

    Have to agree with Bill B above. Choosing the private nickname of the disapproving yet powerful grandmother is distinctly naff. More fodder for the ‘heredity tells’ brigade, and that goes for dad as well as mum.

    • Agree: ScarletNumber
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Art Deco
  18. notsaying says:

    I am not too quick on the draw myself, I guess.

    I took that as a wokeness comment, not a racist one. But then I didn’t take the Andrew Yang cartoon labelling him as a tourist as racist either, just a comment on someone who was a hidden (and non-voting) New Yorker popping up out of nowhere to run as mayor.

    Does this mean there won’t be a lot of white kids named George or George Floyd?

  19. The Telegraph was the dowdy (which is more or less what Wokelism is) paper when I was there long ago. Is it in any sense conservative today?

    • Replies: @Mother Theresa
  20. Looks like her twitter has been zapped too. Pity – she was entertaining.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  21. Humor like this from a white woman is quite impressive!
    How about Blacklivesmatterina? Oh,ok.

    • Replies: @Simon Tugmutton
  22. @Bill B.

    Calling the kid Lilibet is cringeworthy because it shows the influence of “geek culture”, the way a TV show or superhero movie will make some reference that longtime fans will get and feel is aimed at them, and which validates them as members of the club. It’s embarrassing. But I don’t think the Queen is likely to “squee”.

  23. Art Deco says:

    Both their children were given diminutives as their christening names. The prince is referred to even in official circulars and what not as ‘Harry’. Tiresome.

  24. Art Deco says:

    That’s just not done. Combine that with joking about the holiest human that ever lived, George Floyd, and you are canceled, even by a conservative newspaper.

    It seems pretty much every soi-disant conservative institution will sell you down the river.

    • Replies: @Dissident
  25. Burchill isn’t being cancelled for lèse-majesté. She’s being cancelled for blasphemy: she took the name of George Floyd in vain.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  26. I hesitate to click on writing by anyone with the words “Markle”, “Prince Harry”, and any one of the Royal family to begin with. People, we have enough stupidity on this side of the pond. We don’t need to go searching for more.

    I think it’s for that reason that I didn’t see the older post referred to, with the “really futile and stupid gesture” line. That was great! (Animal House, right?)

  27. @Art Deco

    Yes, giving a child a diminutive or nickname instead of a real name is something I find annoying in any case, but it’s remarkable that Harry and Meghan did this — twice.

    I get the impression giving kids diminutives/nicknames is more common in the USA than the UK, although I’m not sure. I think quite a few Americans don’t quite grasp what they’re doing when they choose these aberrations. In any case, if this is true, then H+M are quite aggressively asserting the American identity of their kids, i.e. claiming them for Meghan’s side.

    ‘Archie’ was bad enough for its casual vulgarity, but appropriating the Queen’s mispronunciation of her own name is almost diabolical in its cleverness and cunning. It’s at once an ‘honoring’ of the Queen — and also a sly deprecation and even insult.

    Meghan is a real piece of work. Notice that her name is never reduced to a nickname or diminutive.

  28. @Known Fact

    No one dare say the emperor’s kid has no clothes.

    I and Peak Stupidity will.

    I mean, not right now cause he’s got ’em on, but he doesn’t in those videos with the underage Chinese girls.

  29. @UNIT472

    Is ‘The Hollywood Squares’ still going? Harry and Meghan would fit in nicely there. Meghan would have to be in the center square, of course.

    • LOL: Kylie, donut
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    , @Art Deco
  30. Rebunga says:

    A more STUNNING and BRAVE name would be Biggus Dickus (he/they).

  31. anon[294] • Disclaimer says:

    Shoulda’ went witha classic Uhm-merkin’ literary reference while still tasteful grazing modern social sensibilities in case the kid identifies male:

    Stepin’ Fetchit

  32. I hope America has enough in the tank for a brutal regime change war and Afghanistan-style occupation of the UK in order to press this girl’s claim on the throne. Forceful diversification of the monarchy is a fine casus belli.

    The Hundred Years’ War was declared on less of a claim.

  33. This is race mixing. Floyd is a Welsh name, and Georgina is favored by Scots.

    Georgina Geikie was the last British civilian to be allowed to shoot a pistol. (And only because the Olympics were held in her country, meaning automatic qualification.) Like Al Stewart, she’s from the south coast of England, but is clearly a Scot.

    By Carly Ledbetter

    Any relation to Huddie?

    four “classic Wisconsin frat boys”

    Harry Houdini, Orson Welles, Liberace, and Ed Gien. Jeffrey Dahmer was given a pink pass.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  34. LOL!

    I remember Julie Burchill very well from about 45 years ago. She started out as a hip young 17-year-old writing very witty reviews of rock bands, then morphed into a journalist writing about contemporary social phenonomena, herself, and other topics of interest to her.

    One of her most famous lines was about her relationship with drugs, writing that she had in her time “put enough toot up my admittedly sizeable snout to stun the entire Colombian armed forces”. [Wikipedia.]

    The Georgiana Floydiana remark is just a typical Burchill witticism intended to point out that the loathsome Duke and Duchess of Sussex never miss an opportunity to display woke theory in action.

    It is a harmless enough remark, but the British establishment (and the Daily Telegraph is a super conservative newspaper) is terrible sensitive about any conceivably racist comments about the little black babies in the Royal family, or even of any mention skin tint whatsoever.

    Just a couple of days ago a young cricketer made his debut for the England team against New Zealand and performed brilliantly, but then was immediately suspended from all cricket when someone found tweets he sent as a teenager that had something supposedly racist in them.

    One tweet said: “My new Muslim friend is the bomb”. In another: “Guy next to me on the train definitely has Ebola!”

    Oh, dear.

  35. Why is this kind of mockery “racist”? I guess the working definition of the word is: anything less than solemn praise&worship of the Numinous Ones.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  36. Anon[404] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden

    The casino is over the pass in Santa Ynez. Word is that tribal members pull $400,000 a year each from the house. Lots of shiny pickups.

  37. I’ve been wondering how these lumpen-royals pay the bills.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meghan,_Duchess_of_Sussex

    Post-royal work
    In summer 2019, before announcing their decision to step down in January 2020, the couple were involved in talks with Jeffrey Katzenberg, the founder of the now-defunct streaming platform Quibi, over a possible role in the service without gaining personal profits, but they eventually decided against joining the project.[100] Until February 2021, Meghan and Harry remained president and vice president respectively of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT).[101] Periodically, online QCT chat sessions were conducted and uploaded to YouTube for general public viewing.[102] In June 2020, they signed with the Harry Walker Agency, owned by media company Endeavor, to conduct public speaking engagements.[103] In September 2020, the Sussexes signed a private commercial deal with Netflix “to develop scripted and unscripted series, film, documentaries, and children programming for the streaming service”.[104] In December 2020, it was announced that she had invested in Clevr Blends, a coffee company based in Southern California.[105][106] In the same month, Meghan and Harry signed a multi-year deal with Spotify to produce and host their own programs through their audio producing company, Archewell Audio.[107] The debut episode of the podcast, a holiday special, was released on the service in December 2020.[108]

    In April 2021, the couple were announced as campaign chairs for Vax Live, an event organized by Global Citizen to increase access to COVID-19 vaccinations.[109] They also announced their support for a vaccine equity fundraiser initiated by the same organization.[110] In the following month, it was reported that The Bench, a picture book by Meghan, would be published in June 2021 by Random House Children’s Books. It is based on her perception of the relationship between her husband and their son.[111]

    END QUOTE

    None of this huckstering sounds like it will bring in much money, and it sounds like the money stream that’s there will dry up before long. Then what? It’s not like either of them has any marketable skills or any interest in doing anything resembling honest work, and their lifestyle must be really expensive. Will they go back to the UK and ask to get back on the Royal Dole?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Alden
  38. @UNIT472

    Merv Griffin lives on at the end of every Jeopardy episode.

  39. @Jonathan Mason

    “immediately suspended from all cricket when someone found tweets he sent as a teenager that had something supposedly racist in them.”

    If only he’d been a black drug dealer who killed people, then the woke would be scrambling over themselves to insist that one’s past should not be held against one.

  40. AceDeuce says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The ghost of Paul Lynde would like a word with you….

  41. @photondancer

    ‘How is that racist? Mocking, yes. Crass, maybe. But racist?’

    Anything that refers to anything that is even partially black in anything but reverential terms is racist.

    You need to learn your place, white boy.

  42. @Art Deco

    Harry was christened Henry Charles Albert David. Calling him Harry harks back to Shakespeare’s prince Hal, sometimes called Harry. In other words, it’s such an integral part of Englishry that Harry doesn’t seem like a nickname at all. (Not that this Harry deserves to be compared with Prince Hal, but that’s a different story.)

    Lillibet is another thing entirely. Naming their daughter Elizabeth’s pet name, which became Philip’s special name for his wife, is disgusting.

  43. @Morton's toes

    Aretha, as in the Queen of Soul.

  44. Art Deco says:
    @photondancer

    How is that racist? Mocking, yes. Crass, maybe. But racist?

    Being playful with some asshole’s pieties is ‘racist’, as is pointing out anything true but embarrassing about the Anointed’s mascots. See the lunatic reaction to a banal point made by Donald Trump six years ago that the illegal alien population had more than its share of criminals.

    • Replies: @Bill
  45. Dissident says:
    @Art Deco

    It seems pretty much every soi-disant conservative institution will sell you down the river.

    Robert Conquest’s Second Law of Politics.

    From, The Telegraph, July 2015:
    We must stop indoctrinating boys in feminist ideology

    Feminist organisations, backed by government policy, are teaching young boys at school to feel guilty and ashamed of their gender, writes Dan Bell

    [MORE]

    ~ ~ ~
    Re: Diminutives:

    No, it’s not the “Buttigieg,” it’s the “Pete” that irks me. Having lived through the Jimmy Carter Presidency I am inoculated for life against Presidents who want to be referred to by a juvenile diminutive. If the U.S.A. were ever to elect a President who called himself Timmy, I swear I would renounce my citizenship.
    ~ John Derbyshire, Radio Derb, April 19th, 2019
    See also here (from July 5th, 2019)

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  46. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    the loathsome Duke and Duchess of Sussex

    Obnoxious and silly, perhaps. “Loathsome” might apply to Edward Viii or Lord Snowdon (though Snowdon was at least talented).

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    , @AndrewR
  47. Art Deco says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Meghan would have to be in the center square, of course.

    Unless she’s as funny as Paul Lynde, that’s an abomination.

    • Replies: @Swamp Fox
  48. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Using diminutives for their royal spawn strikes me as a passive aggressive gesture to the Windsors.

  49. When it comes to celebrity couples, the reporters — always drunken and left-wing — eagerly tell us everything we never wanted to know, such as the adorable names chosen for their kids, e.g. Apple, China-Blu, North, etc.

    Many of those kids end up at private schools. We deserve to hear which kids/schools, and why. After all, those same celebrities are never shy about sharing their political opinions, photos from their family gatherings, etc.

    Such revelations shouldn’t be limited to Lillibet, Archie, Sasha, Malia, and other royals — all of whom have or will attend private schools, as did their parents (Michelle Robinson went to Princeton.)

  50. Cortes says:
    @Morton's toes

    Larcenia, for St George’s mother.

  51. I personally think that is a funny and appropriate name, but it needs some apostrophes and hyphens maybe. And, how cool would it be if some one found out floyd was registered as a republican.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  52. @Reg Cæsar

    “Harry Houdini, Orson Welles, Liberace, and Ed Gein.”

    All of them momma’s boys.

  53. @Buffalo Joe

    “[H]ow cool would it be if some one found out floyd was registered as a republican[?]”

    In name only.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  54. @Art Deco

    Obnoxious and silly individuals, yes, but taken as a couple, loathsome for their utter hypocrisy in running away from Britain because the press was mildly critical of them for using private jets while wittering on about carbon footprints, and then seeking press attention at every possible opportunity and casting all caution to the winds when they realized that invasion of their privacy could be monetized.

    All I can say is that I hope they are happy together, because they deserve each other.

    • Agree: AceDeuce, Rob McX
    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  55. Dissident says:

    We are seeing a return to the old concept of lèse-majesté or punishing offenses against the dignity of the reigning ruler.

    Wouldn’t there first have to be some dignity?

    the holiest human that ever lived, George Floyd,

    Has he surpassed even MLK for that distinction?

    Tangentially related, it is unclear to me just what this 2006 Telegraph aricle is referring-to as “racism”.

    A boy aged seven and a 41-year-old disabled man were attacked in separate racist assaults in Scotland for wearing England shirts.

    (Emphasis mine.)

    [MORE]

    His attacker, thought to be in his 20s, hit the child and called him a “f***ing English w*****” as he ran past the family.
    […]
    He had a Rangers top on and said, ‘This is Scotland’. He was all hatred. He was wild-faced, full of rage, eyes bulging.
    […]
    “I decided to walk away from it and go back to my family, but as my back was turned he ran up and punched me. I fell and he kicked me. Hugo is okay now, it’s a life lesson about one bad apple. He still wants to wear his England top to support a British team. He’s a kilted Kiwi.

    “He might decide next week to support Argentina, it’s not about race, he’s just a kid. But he’s not going to let this mindless thug put him off supporting England.”
    […]
    Hugo, whose family moved to Edinburgh two years ago, said: “I just felt this big whack and I started crying. His eyes looked very fierce. He whacked me on the head very, very hard and it’s left a big bruise. He told dad I should be supporting Scotland not England.”
    […]
    In Aberdeen, Ian Smith, a former postman who was wearing an England top and had a St George’s Cross on his car, was listening to the Germany-Ecuador game on Sunday when he was dragged out of the parked vehicle. He suffered a severely bruised eye and double vision.

    He said: “I had the radio on loud and the next thing I know this guy started swearing at me, calling me an English bastard, then hauled me out my car and wrestled me to the ground. He just started giving me abuse about supporting England. He tried to kick me, and when I got myself back on my feet he punched me in the eye.

    “I told him there was no need for all this bigotry because it’s only football.”

    Are we to understand that the attackers were non-white and motivated by racial hatred for their white victims? Otherwise, what would be the “racism” to which the article refers? (My initial response was to think that the Telegraph was mislabeling intra-white nationalist hatred.)

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    , @El Dato
  56. @UNIT472

    Prince Harry and his half caste wife

    …Merv Griffin was once the king of afternoon TV and show production once too and how many remember him today?

    He composed the Jeopardy theme, which makes him timeless.

    And there’s this:

    https://youtu.be/5jHBTJyBOy4&t=1m07s

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  57. @Gary in Gramercy

    “[H]ow cool would it be if some one found out floyd was registered as a [R]epublican[?]”

    In name only.

    There are African as well as Indian elephants.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  58. Alfa158 says:
    @Bill B.

    Lilibet is the diminutive for Elizabeth. I’m going to guess the name was picked as a slight directed at the Queen.

  59. Anon[319] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m surprised they didn’t name the kid Quadrina Sparkle Markle. Or decide to honor Meghan’s black grandfather=Alvina Ragland-Mountbatten-Windsor.

    I wonder if ‘lil Quadrina is going to be black-skinned and ginger-haired, with that weird epicanthic fold her brother has? Those kids are going to be massive freaks without cosmetic surgery and lots of makeup. Of course Me-gain undoubtedly thinks major plastic surgery is just like braces, no big deal.

    It seems more and more like James Hewitt has to be Harry’s father, the way Harry is going full prole and sliding down the social (and his kids the genetic) ladder so fast.

    It’ll be a pity if Quadrina turns out uglier than a mud fence. She’s contemplate her grandmother Diana with jealous black rage.

    • Replies: @NickG
  60. @The Last Real Calvinist

    No time like the present to start.

  61. She still shows quite a bit of that punk-knack, Julie Burchill. – Satire is not about playing by the rules. That is why it came into being – to show when the rules (the conventions) start to get laughably wrong even at times. And that’s exactly what Julie Birchill did here. Fine!

  62. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Ours are the times of collective regression. So – they mirror the general direction. – Go with the flow…

  63. My guess is that Lilibet is intended as an olive branch but that the House of Windsor has run its course. As the recently departed Prince might have thought on more than one occasion but not dared say: three generations of imbeciles is enough.

    One wonders how much Albert had in common with Wallace and Meghan.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  64. @Jonathan Mason

    One of her most famous lines was about her relationship with drugs, writing that she had in her time “put enough toot up my admittedly sizeable snout to stun the entire Colombian armed forces”.

    Columbian marching powder.

  65. Firing Julie Burchill for being offensive is like firing Mariah Carey for singing. It’s what they do.

    Burchill made her living trashing sacred cows — notably Princess Diana and Madonna. But I first learned of her in the early ’80s from her book about rock, “The Boy Looked At Johnny.”

    In a review of that book, one critic noted that every reference she made to Brian Eno included a mention of his balding head. How can you not love a writer like that?!

    IMO it’s a badge of honor to be insulted by Burchill. It’s like Zappa writing a satirical song about you. People today have lost their sense of humor, a sure sign that the population’s intelligence level is plummeting.

  66. @UNIT472

    Merv Griffin was once the king of afternoon TV and show production once too and how many remember him today?

    I remember him more as the creator of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, as well as outmaneuvering Donald Trump in Atlantic City. He also had a hit record many many years ago.

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
  67. Whiskey says: • Website
    @UNIT472

    Its a very safe bet. Woke can’t ever go away, only intensify. So to speak.

    First, White women love it. It gives meaning and drama to their otherwise dreary and unimportant lives to be the black people protector/savior. Second, black people like it as well, being worshiped as the racial redeemer to the original sin of Whiteness and Western Civilization (making ordinary people have nice things too) never gets old for them.

    Coincidentally, both form the backbone of HR and thus control over every company big and small, and all of government. Given the iron hand of HR, woke is the safest and easiest bet one can make.

    Yes White men detest woke, generally, but we don’t matter. Markle’s life is set. She’s Princess Woke-Woke and will be guiding the culture when Oprah retires.

    After all, Christianity had to go. Too many limits on sexuality, and gayness, and the like. All things White women can’t get enough like a Pride Parade and gays being fabulous bitchy weirdos. Wokeness is the religion that replaced it, and the hopium of the masses.

    • Replies: @Alden
  68. @Reg Cæsar

    If it could be plausibly asserted that George Floyd had been a registered Republican, Mitt Romney, the Bushes and the Nancy-boys at The Lincoln Project could all die happy now.

    George Will would crawl back demanding the party readmit him.

  69. @AndrewR

    Oh, a Republic there has always been in order.

    Kings and Queens should only rule over empires or virile and independent kingdoms. Anything is sad.

  70. @The Last Real Calvinist

    I would assume that Meghan’s diminutive is MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  71. Polistra says:
    @Known Fact

    Hunter. That’s the first thing I thought of when I saw this post. And on the same day as the latest scurrilous revelations, too.

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/08/hunter-biden-repeatedly-called-his-white-lawyer-the-n-word-texts-show/

    Some people can say and do anything they want. I asked my friends and family if they’d heard of the story and not a one of them was even moderately interested. The magic words “Hunter Biden” mean you’re not interested, because only Nazis are interested in things like that.

  72. @ScarletNumber

    Royals and Merv Griffin? Can’t forget Arthur Treacher!

    “In the early days he’d show up at openings in a double decker bus. People would feel like they were in England.”

  73. @Dissident

    I use Steve because people could never remember whether it was spelled Steven or Stephen.

  74. @Calvin Hobbes

    If you are a celebrity, it’s not hard to make money doing personal appearances.

  75. OT: for those of us at iSteve interested in TV/movie adaptations of historical stories/fiction, the new UK Channel 5 series ‘Anne Boleyn’ has just been broadcast. It stars Jodie Turner-Smith as the eponymous wifie#2 of Henry VIII.

    Here’s a photo of Turner-Smith as Anne:

    But is the series any good?

    Well, the Guardian TV critic gives it 3/5 stars, noting that ‘Jodie Turner-Smith flashes fire and fury’ in her role.

    The Independent also awards a 3/5, calling the show a ‘salacious and charmingly inexpensive [LOL] new costume drama’.

    So I wandered on over to IMDB to see how actual viewers were rating this new and superwoke ‘Anne Boleyn’. I expected to find middling ratings on IMDB’s 10-point scale, which would typically be in the 6-7 range.

    I had quite a surprise. The IMDB rating, based on about 3300 reviews, is: 1.1

    That must be an all-time extreme for the site; the lowest previous rating I can recall is a 4-something. It means the vast majority of those leaving ratings are giving ‘Anne Boleyn’ the minimum 1/10.

    Perhaps there will be enough pushback against this series to change some minds in Media Land. Let’s see.

  76. Dumbo says:

    Burchill is funny and tends to be politically incorrect (I think she was even accused of antisemitism! gasp!), so I thought she had already been canceled years ago.

    “Lilibet” is a ridiculous name already (as was Archie), so I don’t think that Georgina is much worse, in fact, it sounds better. They could just drop the “Floydina” part and keep it implied.

    I don’t really care about celebrity stuff, it’s mostly women’s thing, but there was a time not that long ago when princesses and celebrities in general at least had some class (Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn). But now, really, they mostly just embarrass themselves. Ridiculous people.

    • Agree: Liza
  77. @Gaspar DeLaFunk

    Julie Burchill is entertaining and always worth reading, not that I agree with everything she says (which is a good reason to read her). The Daily Telegraph will be poorer without her, but then it’s got poorer and poorer for years. At one time it was the preferred newspaper of retired colonels, etc., the sort of blimps and stooges who took their orders from the sort of people who read the Times, and fed their prejudices with a diet of pro-Tory propaganda. Most of those blimps and stooges are now dying off, however, and there is no comparable readership to replace them, so the management decided to go woke – and we all know where that ends.

    BTW check out Meghan’s book reviews on Amazon UK, the ones not from bots, that is.

    I can only surmise that this book is a vanity project for the purpose of lining the pockets of the author. It should be recategorised from children’s books to books for sycophants.

    it would have perhaps been better as a private project kept within the family that they can read themselves

    What an insincere pile of utter sentimental drivel. I agree with a previous review that it’s a vanity project.

    Dire. A complete vanity project. Book is not engaging at all, no real story for children to sink their teeth into. Instead it’s full of bland ‘wisdom’. I wouldn’t recommend.
    The review in the Telegraph sums it up: “One wonders how any publisher could have thought fit to publish this grammar-defying set of badly rhyming cod homilies, let alone think any child anywhere would want to read it.“

    I wish I could get my money back.

    Yet the overall rating is 4/5. Hmm.

  78. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Bombing iMDB scores has been a pastime for years. Let’s see how it plays out over a longer period.

    Are the producers trying to claim Ann Boleyn was black or is this ‘colourblind casting’? If the latter, why do the woke go into hysterics if a white actor is cast as a non-white character? Yes, I know the answer. But I hope this casting decision redounds on the producers in a big way.

  79. @Desiderius

    Not conservative any longer. But still numbingly dowdy. I’m surprised that Burchill was ever there.

  80. If you think she has lèse-majesté now, just wait until she is President … or will she take the title of Queen of the United States?

  81. Flloydina Georgina would have carried more historical resonance.

    • LOL: Cortes
  82. @The Last Real Calvinist

    I just hope there won’t be rioting, after Anne Boleyn’s execution.

  83. @Steve Sailer

    True that. My rule of thumb is that any pop celebrity whose name I even dimly recognize is probably rich and famous in the world I try not to pay attention to.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  84. NickG says:
    @UNIT472

    While Prince Harry and his half caste wife

    I believe Megan’s Dad is white and her Mum is a Mulatto. That makes ‘Duchess Difficult’ aka ‘Princess Woke’ a quadroon.

  85. NickG says:
    @Anon

    I’m surprised they didn’t name the kid Quadrina

    Octarina would have been closer to the mark.

    • Agree: ScarletNumber
  86. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Thanks for the link; the reviews are a gas.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  87. JR Ewing says:
    @Bill B.

    Not just inappropriately using the queen’s nickname – and thus demeaning the queen, on purpose no doubt – but also throwing in the name of the queen’s prime antagonist because…. why?

    “Elizabeth Diana” would have been too obvious.

    “Lilibet Diana” works because it’s one of those insults that normal people around the world, especially in America (“Awwm that was his mom’s name!”), mostly won’t get but just the right people in Britain will hate it.

    No doubt this is one of those things where Meghan deliberately wanted to be rude and “disruptive” (like thinking a curtsy is the end of the world) and Harry just stood by silently missing the pair of balls that are being kept in Meghan’s purse.

    I totally get and understand the “fuck the royals, we’re American” attitude that many Americans have, but I also don’t care for the purposely disrespectful and selfish attitude Meghan has inflicted on an institution that doesn’t belong to her or her own heritage.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  88. @Jonathan Mason

    “a young cricketer made his debut for the England team against New Zealand and performed brilliantly, but then was immediately suspended from all cricket when someone found tweets he sent as a teenager that had something supposedly racist in them”

    “Racist” tweets are one thing, but if you just fracture a man’s skull with a baseball bat, the BBC will describe your emotional journey back to the Scotland international side – even if you’re white!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57347923

    Declan Gallagher can remember the tears of wife Nikki upon his first cap and the words of his young daughter Shay. He can also recall the emotional text from his dad in a Serbian dressing room as Euro 2020 qualification was sealed – and the revelry post match. Well, sort of.

    It’s also the memory of the darker periods in his life that continue to drive the Scotland centre-half as he prepares for the Euros. The nation’s path to a major finals has been long and arduous, and Gallagher has travelled his own road to redemption.

    An up-and-coming young defender making his way in the game in 2013, he was left wondering what future he would have after he received a prison sentence for assault.

    Eight years on, he has the chance, a second chance, to do something extraordinary.

    “Assault” – sounds like a punch in the face, not a baseball bat to the skull.

    Not surprisingly his victim, whose wife was also assaulted by his friend Anthony Murray, aren’t too happy about all this.

    https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/4832197/scotland-san-marino-declan-gallagher-motherwell-assault/

    “Scotland’s assistant gaffer Steven Reid said the star, of Rutherglen, near Glasgow, showed “remorse over the incident” which also saw Steven’s wife Marie, 51, attacked.

    A friend of the couple said: “Steven and Marie were so angry when they heard the comments.

    “They haven’t heard a thing from Gallagher let alone an apology.

    “The fact he appealed his conviction shows he never accepted responsibility.”

  89. Just wait until they announce they are converting to Judism and John Hagee will accompany them to Israel with Donald Trump and Kushner.

    • Replies: @Alden
  90. Anonymous[304] • Disclaimer says:

    Amidst all this ‘George Floyd’ nonsense, somehow the name ‘Lloyd-George’ as in ‘David Lloyd-George’ – one of the most consequential Prime Ministers of early 20th century Britain, has been forgotten.

  91. Art Deco says:
    @Desiderius

    As the recently departed Prince might have thought on more than one occasion but not dared say: three generations of imbeciles is enough.

    Five of the Queen’s six adult grandchildren sat for A-Level examinations, which (if I’m not mistaken) is done by about 35% of each cohort. Harry’s marks were under par, the rest’s satisfactory. Princess Margaret’s adult grandchildren managed to land berths at one of Britain’s antique universities. Story’s pretty much the same with the Queen’s children and Princess Margaret’s children. If they’re imbeclies, most of the British middle class are imbeciles.

  92. @Bill B.

    When in doubt, practice syncretism. Perhaps Jiggabette would have been a better choice.

    • LOL: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  93. Rob McX says:
    @Matt Buckalew

    But, as someone pointed out here before, the fact that Floyd was a criminal may be a feature not a bug. It’s not enough any more to make people genuflect to innocent blacks. Making a saint out of a criminal really rubs whites’ noses in it.

    • Agree: bomag
  94. @Dissident

    In the super woke UK English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish are now regarded as different races, so telling a joke about thrifty Scotsman or drunken Irishman is now racist.

    Even Londoners versus Northerners could be seen as racist and sexist, as it is just an extension of pansified Normans versus Norsemen.

    Please woke up and smell the coffee.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  95. El Dato says:

    A short 1984-style explainer from RT.com:

    “What a missed opportunity. They could have called it Georgina Floydina!” Burchill wrote, adding: “Oprah Beyonce!” and “I was hoping for Doria Oprah, the racist rotters.” Her Twitter account no longer exists.

  96. New Anton

    https://americanmind.org/salvo/the-art-of-spiritual-war/

    To them I can only say that a faith “interpreted according to virtue” and aligned with a politics dedicated to the common good would not give us things like the aggressive wokeness of mainline Protestantism or the open-borders-ism of Russell Moore and the U.S. Conference of bishops.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  97. @Art Deco

    They are not imbeciles but they have benefited from affirmative action. Based on their A level grades, Prince Charles would not normally have qualified for admission to Cambridge University nor Prince William for St Andrews University.

    Princess Anne and princess Diana were both notorious dunces at school, and Prince Andrew has never shown any signs of intelligence whatsoever.

    The late Prince Philip seems to have had a pretty successful Naval career before he was famous, but other members of the Royal family who have served in the military have been more of a burden than a benefit to the services they have joined, and when Queen is the commander-in-chief it is clearly a case of nepotism in the family business.

    Has anyone ever heard an anecdote of something heroic that Prince Harry did in Afghanistan or that showed his leadership qualities? I am surprised that he attributes his post-traumatic stress syndrome to being raised by Charles and Diana and not to his military service in Afghanistan.

    So they are just a very average kind of family as far as intelligence goes.

    The queen seems about the smartest of the lot, but that could be because she enjoys excellent PR and employs good speech writers.

  98. Hi There says:

    I look forward to reading Julie Burchill’s hopefully more entertaining future writing? substack perhaps?

  99. El Dato says:
    @Dissident

    His attacker, thought to be in his 20s, hit the child and called him a “fucking English wanker” as he ran past the family. He had a Rangers top on and said, ‘This is Scotland’. He was all hatred. He was wild-faced, full of rage, eyes bulging.

    From: “Trainspotting”

    Mark Renton: : It’s SHITE being Scottish! We’re the lowest of the low. The scum of the fucking Earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization. Some hate the English. I don’t. They’re just wankers. We, on the other hand, are COLONIZED by wankers. Can’t even find a decent culture to be colonized BY. We’re ruled by effete assholes. It’s a SHITE state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and ALL the fresh air in the world won’t make any fucking difference

  100. @Art Deco

    Five of the Queen’s six adult grandchildren sat for A-Level examinations, which (if I’m not mistaken) is done by about 35% of each cohort.

    By cohort do you mean all persons of their entire generation, or all persons above a certain income level?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  101. Clyde says:
    @Alden

    There are so many non White or ecru to espresso students they feel “ uncomfortable” with a picture of a White woman. Patriotism is inseparable from colonialism is their new motto.

    Post-Modernism is old hat. It is about 30 years old, came first but was too white and was lead by whites. This has been replaced by anti-colonialism which is lead by blacks and others of color. Whites obey and follow the non-whites. Both movements use convoluted language.

  102. @Jonathan Mason

    I have nothing to base this on other than the roughest of impressions, but William strikes me as intelligent and altogether impressive. And his wife is a stunner.

  103. @Jonathan Mason

    To repeat myself, I have nothing to base this on but the roughest of impressions (gained via the Internet) but UK strikes me as a dystopian PC hell. It’s bad in the US but I think, maybe, free speech in the US and in general the ability to express normal sentiments is far better protected here.

  104. @Desiderius

    This is simply mistaken:

    Christianity teaches the inherent sinfulness and fallen nature of man. In Machiavelli’s words (D II 2), it places “the highest good in humility, abjectness and contempt for things human” as contrasted with the ancient religions which “placed it in greatness of spirit, strength of body, and all other things capable of making men very strong.”

    Humility before God, contempt for things human apart from God. But see Romans 8. He knows he’s gotten on shaky ground here so retreats to the weak split-the-differenceism of the age shortly thereafter. Christendom made men strong enough to nearly destroy the Earth. Strength is not the problem, disbelief is.

  105. Princess Sparkle, or whatever her name was

  106. Ralph L says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    The Battenbergs were pretty brainy and ambitious compared to most other royals of the time. It probably came from (Philip’s grandfather) Prince Louis’s Polish/German mother Julia von Hauke, who was looked down upon as not a royal. But would he have risen to First Sea Lord if he hadn’t married a granddaughter of Queen Victoria?

    The Times is now reporting:

    Jonny Dymond, the [BBC] corporation’s royal correspondent, quoted a palace source saying the Queen was “never asked” her opinion on the couple’s decision to name their second child after her.

    Lawyers for Harry and Meghan sent letters to the media today stating: “The article is false and defamatory and the allegations within it should not be repeated.”

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/8c0f8956-c90a-11eb-b6f5-fed739e7c1ca?shareToken=12129271ed2e6245e06f0efa59818685

  107. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Princess Anne and princess Diana were both notorious dunces at school, and Prince Andrew has never shown any signs of intelligence whatsoever.

    Princess Anne and Prince Andrew had satisfactory A-level results. Diana failed all of her O-level examinations. Note, Diana was an outlier among her siblings, all of whom had satisfactory records in school.

    William enrolled not at St. Andrews but East Anglia. He was permitted to transfer at a later date.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Ralph L
  108. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Has anyone ever heard an anecdote of something heroic that Prince Harry did in Afghanistan or that showed his leadership qualities?

    He’s a combat veteran. What do you that’s heroic? Imbibe Ecuadorean tap water?

    • Replies: @Kylie
  109. Alden says:

    Prince Harry has threatened the BBC with a lawsuit because he didn’t like its news story about the birth of the baby and exactly how he choose her name.

    For someone who wanted to get away from the UK tabloids, he sure manages to get in them a lot.

    He’s really managing to make the royal family look bad. As in; so this is what royals do when they leave the protection of the royal playpen and attendant nannies.

    Here’s what’s next. Meghan the Magnificent will give interviews to Oprah claiming White supremacy, systemic racism in American health care , yada yada yada caused morning sickness weight gain and painful cramps as the baby was born. Harry will be at her side claiming the obstetricians receptionists were rude because the Magnificent one is black.

    Their next book will claim the miscarriage was caused by systemic racism and White supremacy. Sound like Democrats to me.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  110. Alden says:
    @Whiskey

    It was his declining share of the White man vote that cost Trump the election. White Women and minorities increased their vote for Trump.

    Start your own blog IHateWhiteWomenBecause.com

    From President Truman to Biden, all the damage to Whites in America was done by White men presidents VPs senators Congress critters and most importantly, judges.

    Even the present tranny movement is driven by WHITE MEN Dr Frankenstein surgeons and big pharmaceutical company top management. And their prominent spokes critters are men to women trannies like Levine, Pritzker etc.

  111. “He’s a combat veteran.”

    @Art Deco

    What I meant was that I was not aware of any published account of any combat incident that Harry was involved in. However on doing a little research into the subject, there are interviews in which Harry admits to personally killing Afghan insurgents from his Apache helicopter while serving in Afghanistan, so I guess you’re right about that.

    But actually the fact that he was involved in killing people in Afghanistan raises even more questions about whether his post-traumatic stress syndrome and mental health problems should be attributed to genetics and being raised by Charles and Diana, or to his experiences in combat.

    No I have never seen combat. However both my grandfather and my great-great-grandfather (1857 & 1939) were killed by “insurgents”, so I am happy to have outlived them as they died at 33 and 52 in. I often wonder what the last moments of their lives were like, so the scars never completely heal up, and my father’s life was very profoundly affected by the death of his father when he was only 14.

    Does Prince Harry ever think about the families of the people he killed and how they were affected? We can never know.

    • Thanks: Dissident
    • Replies: @Art Deco
  112. Ahem says:
    @UNIT472

    Markle barely rates as an octoroon. Where do you get the ‘half-caste’ rubbish from.

  113. Alden says:
    @AndrewR

    First Anne and then William and Harry plunged into black Africa for photo ops with little black kids. It showed how loving and caring the royals are about their black sorta kinda subjects in the Commonwealth Nations.

    For decades the free supermarket library tabloid covers in the check out line had endless covers of first Anne and then William and Harry surrounded by little black kids. Sometimes I wondered if they were really in Africa or a photography studio in England.

    Trump visited England when president. Not a state visit an informal one. William refused to attend any events where Trump was present. Because of American White supremacy and racism.

    If Americans clinging to their Anglo Saxon heritage only knew what both the elite and the jumped up educated proles of England think of America and us American Whites.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  114. @Art Deco

    Well there’s the rub isn’t it? How g-loaded is dominance? Did Genghis have Down’s?

    In any event, if you can’t stand up to one woman – indeed seek out her humiliation* – you have no business standing for a village let alone a great civilization.

    The three imbeciles = Mr. Simpson, Mr. Parker-Bowles, and Mr. Markle, though I suppose the Mr. is a misnomer as well. More like mastered.

    * – maybe related to the chivalric tradition as ably deconstructed by Dalrock. The founders of the Bank of England evidently knew what they were doing when they chose Hanover over Stewart or Orange.

    • Replies: @anon
  115. @Steve Sailer

    I get the idea they want a Leonardo DiCaprio-tier lifestyle, not just good old Anthony Michael Hall-tier lifestyle, and certainly not a Stephen Baldwin-tier lifestyle.

  116. peterike says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Perhaps there will be enough pushback against this series to change some minds in Media Land.

    Nah!

  117. @Gary in Gramercy

    That’s true.

    Burchill herself is a nasty piece of work. She said she “rejoiced” at the death of John Lennon. More important, she was a horrific, neglectful mother whose son Jack Landesman killed himself. His body lay in his flat for a week before being discovered.

    The whole story is weird. He had flatmates. They detected a bad smell and only thought to open the door when it really began to reek.

    Burchill used to brag about what a shit mother she was. She was a punk and a rocker and just wasn’t that into motherhood. Kid was deposited with ex-husband (or boyfriend, not sure) and various other places when inconvenient. After Jack killed himself – in other words, when the image became tarnished – she rebranded herself as a bereaved, loving mother.

    I know the HBD crowd thinks that depression and suicide are all in the genes, and this would have happened if he’d been raised by two loving, stable parents.

    I disagree.

    Burchill should have been barracked (as the British say) because she’s an all around POS. I’m not sorry she got her comeuppance for something trivial.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  118. Ralph L says:
    @Art Deco

    Wikipedia doesn’t mention East Anglia, but there’s this:

    He was known as “Steve” by other students to avoid any journalists overhearing and realising his identity.

    It says this about his A levels:
    he studied Geography, Biology, and History of Art at A-Level, obtaining an ‘A’ in Geography, a ‘C’ in Biology, and a ‘B’ in History of Art.
    Give him the SAT, stat!

  119. @Paperback Writer

    Now the secret is out and you know why I left England many years ago.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  120. Art Deco says:
    @Paperback Writer

    Persons born in a given calendar year.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  121. Art Deco says:
    @Alden

    He’s really managing to make the royal family look bad. As in; so this is what royals do when they leave the protection of the royal playpen and attendant nannies.

    He’s making himself look bad. His close cousins are not on the Civil List and neither are Princess Margaret’s children and they have work lives to which to attend. The most embarrassing thing to happen to any one of them has been getting hit with divorce papers.

    • Replies: @Alden
  122. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    You’re overthinking this.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  123. AndrewR says:
    @Alden

    Liz could have spoken up decades ago but she didn’t. Now the very future of the monarchy might be at risk due to the “anti-racism” she has enabled.

    • Replies: @Alden
  124. AndrewR says:
    @jimmyriddle

    Looks like she deleted it. If an account has been suspended then Twitter tells you.

  125. anon[362] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius

    Well there’s the rub…blah…blah….blah

    So, basically, a more polite way of calling the royals a bunch of wankers?

  126. AndrewR says:
    @Art Deco

    David/Edward/The Duke of Windsor was based, which is why you hate him.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  127. Hi there, new names are being used all the time . I renamed my boy from Josef to Covid . My girls new name is Covidina . As for me the father, I renamed myself Covidioso . No not Mafioso not yet .

  128. Interesting comments.

    Feels like déjà vu.

    Presenter Danny Baker was canceled by the BBC for tweeting a “racist” picture comparing the first baby to a chimp.

    This goes beyond vain royals. Craven Brits are letting woke lunatics run amok.

    Actor Rowan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean has described “cancel culture” as the “digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn”.

  129. Pseudonym says:

    “The holiest human that ever lived” – LMAO. I’m laughing so hard.

    A man who spent his last day on Earth using counterfeit currency and shoving Fentanyl up his ass.

    This is a good one. “St. Floyd of Fentanyl”

    Or George Floid Negroyd as I call him

    I am so sick of seeing his blubber-lipped, confused-looking face portrayed as an icon, everywhere and inescapable.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  130. @Simon Tugmutton

    I was impressed by “the lesbian scene is just clear click bait“.

    Mind, you don’t really need to sex up Tudor stories, from a 14 year old Elizabeth I being chased round the bedroom by her stepfather to any number of alpha rogues like Walter Raleigh or the Earl of Leicester.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_I#Thomas_Seymour

  131. @Art Deco

    You’re overthinking this.

    I don’t know. I’m just curious.

    Prince Harry has admitted–so not giving away any secrets–that he has suffered from anxiety, panic attacks, binge drinking, and drug use, which old sound to me like typical symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndromes reported by many military veterans.

    And yet nobody ever seems to have associated his mental health symptoms with his military service, which seems odd to me.

    Losing his mother at the age of 12 was obviously a very dramatic event at a crucial developmental stage, but it did not lead to loss of family income or lifestyle changes.

    On his second tour of duty the Taliban specifically threatened him personally, and said that they were disgusted with his analogy of being a gunner in a helicopter to playing a video game, and his statements of how he enjoyed his job, when, the Taliban said, there was a war going on that was no joke and people were being killed.

    I don’t know how it would affect somebody mentally if the Taliban was personally naming them as a target, but I imagine it would have quite a lot of effect if it was me. Could even cause anxiety attacks.

    Especially since the trusty Afghans who worked on the military base were not always very trusty.

  132. Anonymous[261] • Disclaimer says:
    @Paperback Writer

    She got sued big time, a few months ago, by a female subcon whom she had racially abused – something that Burchill does often.

    Ironically, when she started out as a writer back in the late 70s, (NME’s notorious Kinderbunker), she used to make a big show of being a ‘commie’, and being militantly ‘anti racist’.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  133. Skeptikal says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I was totally surprised when they chose the name Archie. (I don’t know what “naff” means.)

    It has no positive connotations for me. The first association is the NY cockroach, Archy, and his pal, the alley cat Mehitabel.
    So, the kids are Archie and Lilibet—which to my ear isn’t that far off Archy and Mehitabel.

    https://www.masterworksbroadway.com/music/archy-and-mehitabel-a-back-alley-opera-1954/

    Then there is the Michael Caine character (and song), Archie, who I think was a bit of a cad.

    Then there is the fact that the ridiculous nickname Archie is a shortening of the truly ridiculous —but sniffily proud—Archibald, as in Archibald McLeish. Actually, it is an Old German name:
    “Archibald is a masculine given name, composed of the Germanic elements erchan (with an original meaning of “genuine” or “precious”) and bald “bold”. Medieval forms include Old High German Erchambald, Erkanbold, Erkanbald and Anglo-Saxon Eorcenbald.’

    So what hat did Meg pull “Archie” out of?

    Now she is so clueless as to choose a private nickname, Lilibet, as an official name, and then—this is the worst!—to inform the world what the “nickname” of the nickname is: Lili. Then even more worst, tags on Diana’s name after the two artificial nicknames. It is all so fake.

    I can see Oprah sycophanticly gushing and asking her how she decided on the name—great opp’y for Meghan PR and propaganda. And the child will be dragging this awful name through life, accompanied no doubt by sniggers.

    And what’s with the fakely woke Mountbatten-Windsor? Neither one of those names is Markle’s, so why the double barrow? Why not Markle-Windsor? What a sham.

    They could have named the child Diana or Elizabeth.
    Diana Doria (or Doria Diana) would also have made a fabulous name—Doria is Markle’s mother’s name. And honored equally both grandmothers. No tiresome talk show bloviating and gushing about the name choice. No one passed over; everyone happy.

    No such luck with the scheming but mentally limited Megi!

    Poor Harry.

  134. @Art Deco

    Thanks.

    Then their A-level accomplishments don’t strike me as particularly distinguished, as the Royal progeny were given the best of everything. I think we should compare them with kids born in their birth year, whose parents were in the top 10% income bracket.

    But maybe I’m wrong. Still, I’d like to see.

  135. Skeptikal says:
    @Skeptikal

    Typo: That was supposed to be “double barrel.”

    Anyhow, the woman has zero dignity.

    Naming her child as if she were a My Pretty Pony.

  136. Skeptikal says:
    @Dr. X

    Well, suck it up, dear, because I am equally sick and tired of looking at “Black Lives Matter” signs dotting not only shop windows and front yards but also the verges of public property, namely, the roadsides.

  137. Swamp Fox says: • Website
    @Art Deco

    Or Charlie Weaver, even.

  138. @Alden

    “It showed how loving and caring the royals are about their black sorta kinda subjects…”

    • LOL: Alden
  139. @UNIT472

    Merv Griffin was once the king of afternoon TV and show production once too and how many remember him today?

    Oh, lots of people still do.

    Merv and Dick Clark were both old school Hollywood show business polymaths who leveraged good looks and sunny dispositions into multi-million dollar business enterprises. The scuttlebutt was that Merv was worth close to $1 billion at this death…and that he was in the closet till the end.

    Dick Clark was revered in Philadelphia.

    Ryan Seacrest has made no secret that Dick Clark is his business hero. He’s a good model to have.

  140. anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Perhaps there will be enough pushback against this series to change some minds in Media Land.

    Nope. Because contrary to the gaslighting, it’s not about the money.

    It. Is. Not.

  141. @Jonathan Mason

    Agree, Harry’s decision to hook up with that Markle harridan makes no sense otherwise than the result of his mother’s death plus PTSD from the combat service.

    He always seemed to be a level headed guy but hitching himself to a third-rate Hollywood mulatto actress is a pure act of self-abnegation, when there were likely at least a half dozen younger aristocratic English/European beauties that would have jumped at the chance.

    It has always been a good working theory that the similarly-worked over Wallis Simpson was amazingly skilled in the fine arts of whoopee, and that made the Duke go down the humiliating path he did.

    Almost certainly the case as well for the tossed about Markle, who probably on the one hand, based on lots of experience, turns Harry into a pretzel in those cherished moments, and on the other hand, grabs him by the earlobe, when fully clothed, to lead him to and fro on their celebrity journey.

    • Replies: @Alden
  142. Any discussion among Brits or ex-Brits about the Royal Family must be quite incomprehensible to Americans.

    The monarchy was pretty wobbly in 1936 when the Queen’s uncle was forced to abdicate, but the ship was steadied by the Queen’s mom and pop during World War II, and then when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II brought in a new Elizabethan age that harked back to the glories of Sir Francis Drake, Shakespeare, and co., along with growing prosperity, North Sea oil and England winning the World Cup of soccer in 1966, and life in the UK was looking pretty good.

    The key point about the monarchy is that it is supposed to be purely ceremonial and to have no connection whatsoever with partisan politics or anything controversial, and Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were very good at this.

    At this point in time no British person under the age of 75 can remember when the Queen was not the Queen, so trying to criticize her and her family is like Christians trying to deconstruct the Bible or Americans criticizing the Bill of Rights (which was co-authored by a very distant cousin of mine,) or Muslims subjecting the Koran to textual analysis. It just isn’t done.

    And yet maybe the monarchy ought to die with Queen Elizabeth II. I’m not suggesting that the entire royal family should be taken to the Tower of London and beheaded, though the idea has its merits, but that the constitutional and ceremonial role of the monarchy should be quietly forgotten.

    We could have a talent contest put on by Simon Cowell every 5 years to elect a monarch who would get a palace, a crown, a limo, a train, a yacht, a plane, and an expense account, and the reigning monarch would pass the crown to their successor.

    So probably it would be Sir David Beckham and Queen Posh. Of course former royals like Prince Harry could still enter the contest if they didn’t mind being booed by the proles. Sir Anthony Hopkins could get the runner-up title of Prince of Wales to go with his Oscar.

    And the United Kingdom can stop being United and stop being a Kingdom, which will make the Scots awfully happy as their political leaders will be able to continue to vie for top office in their traditional clannish politics of MacBeth and his contemporaries with lots of backstabbing, witchcraft, and prophesies.

    But no, the fact is that for the vast majority of Brits there has always been a Queen on the postage stamps making a speech on Christmas Day, and cheering on her horses at Epsom, and therefore there always will be, because no one can imagine it being any different. Besides which, the monarchy is an important link to English history which is all about neutering the power of kings and Magna Carta, which was signed just down the road from Windsor Castle and Eton College.

    However Brits don’t want the monarch to be partisan, or be woke, because this is just divisive. They just want them to be family and if they behave themselves like good little royals we will ignore their inherited wealth and tax free status.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  143. Alden says:
    @JR Ewing

    How is it disrespectful to name a child after the father’s grandmother? Meghan the Magnificent and Harry the Hapless probably chose the name because they knew it would stir up more press coverage and controversy than any other name.

    Their interview with the Great Bushy Haired Fatso and the rest of their behavior since leaving the UK has destroyed any respect or favorable opinion they ever had in the UK.

    Magdalene College Cambridge Uni students just voted to remove a picture of Queen Elizabeth from one of the common rooms because she’s White. And the picture of a White woman made the majority black brown and beige students uncomfortable.

    Now that’s the ultimate disrespect.

    Naming a child after the father’s grandmother formal name or nickname is not disrespect. Kay was a popular 1920s 30s nickname for Katherine. I know someone who was close to her grandmother always known as Kay instead of Katherine. So named her daughter Kay. It wasn’t disrespect it was love.

    Meghan and Harry can’t do anything right. From the black American preacher at their wedding doing his Flip Wilson Eddie Murphy imitation, her plain simple 1960s style wedding dress, to every single thing they’ve done since that day, theGreat British Public dislikes them more and more.

    For every American Great Bushy Haired Fatso fan, there are 4 Americans who despise the Great Bushy Haired Fatso and her TV show.

    Meghan and Harry make the senior Royals, Queen Charles Camilla William and Katherine look better and better all the time.

    And their press coverage has overwhelmed the press coverage of the Andrew Epstein coverage and Andrew’s life time of crooked business dealings.

    A conspiracy theorist would assume the alleged bad manners of Meghan and Harry are a planned distraction from Andrew’s crimes. Not so much his sex crimes if any, but commercial bribery and corruption. Allegedly Charles bought their 14 million dollar paid in full home for them. Could be a payoff to distract attention from Andrew and make Charles and Camilla look good. ER 2 can’t last more than maybe 8 years and Charles has been endlessly criticized for decades and not all because of his divorce.

    The press and royal watchers have been musing that Charles should be skipped in favor of William when ER 2 dies for the last 35 years.
    Harry behaving like a bad mannered fool makes Charles and Camilla look good. Maybe that’s the whole point.

    If this were 500 or a thousand years ago a 40 year old prince like William with such an unpopular father as Charles would have overthrown the grandparent monarch and heir father years ago.

  144. Alden says:
    @Art Deco

    The Civil list money is the least of it for the senior royals that get it. It’s not used to house, feed support their kids school tuition or pay for household help or any living expenses. It’s not like trust funds for personal living expenses.

    The Civil list is used to pay for professional secretaries, schedulers , press assistants, publicity, transport , security and other expenses associated with their royal duties of making personal appearances.

    Americans first pay expenses incurred in performance of their jobs and then submit the expenses for payment by employers.

    The senior royals are awarded a certain sum to pay the the employees who work for their job related duties and other job related expenses, not personal expenses.

    The live off the royal trust funds, not the Civil List. It’s basically an expense account in advance every year.

    The difference between senior royals and royal relatives is vast. And you don’t understand the difference.

  145. Alden says:
    @GomezAdddams

    8 times married actress Elizabeth Taylor converted to Judaism right after coverage of her sex life became a bit censorious. The conversion also prevented any notice that she was 60 pounds overweight to be a sex goddess.

    Entertainment conversions to Judaism should be termed Conversions of Convenience

    A comedy script could be written about a devout Muslim catholic Mormon whatever conveniently converting to Judaism for entertainment job opportunities and having to sneak around on non Jewish holidays to attend their own services. The Muslim could pretend to be dieting during Ramadan. Mormon could go to a Malibu Encino or Brentwood AA meeting as an excuse to not drink The evangelical could annoy the Jews with their expert knowledge of the OT

  146. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Prince Harry has admitted–so not giving away any secrets–that he has suffered from anxiety, panic attacks, binge drinking, and drug use, which old sound to me like typical symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndromes reported by many military veterans.

    Binge drinking and drug use are as common as dirt among the young and among Harry’s sort you would expect to see them except among chaps intensely committed to athletics or given to Tebow levels of religiosity. Anxiety is an unremarkable human state, though not one you’d expect to be common in his sort. The one oddity is panic attacks. Again, we have no clue how severe this anxiety was or the panic attacks were. You can, btw, have bouts of anxiety and panic attacks as well which have no discernible triggering event.

    Losing his mother at the age of 12 was obviously a very dramatic event at a crucial developmental stage, but it did not lead to loss of family income or lifestyle changes.

    No, losing your father at 12 is the more dramatic event. Losing your mother hurts, but she’s the less consequential parent for an adolescent male. (Btw, he was days shy of his 13th birthday and already in boarding school). Keep in mind that a great deal of the day-to-day business of being a mother was done by Jessie Webb (whom his mother sh!tcanned) and Tiggy Legge-Bourke (whom his mother sliced up in the media).

    Here’s a suggestion: he’s been rather at loose ends the last 8 years and taking bad advice. Your wife may buttress your greater side or your lesser side. She’s buttressing his lesser side. The ideal woman for him would have been one reconciled to the life of an Army wife,, able to tune out photographers, and willing to tell importuning palace officials (outside the earshot of the media) to expect us when you see us.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  147. Art Deco says:
    @Alden

    The difference between senior royals and royal relatives is vast. And you don’t understand the difference.

    His cousins have a considerable private income. With the exception of Lady Sarah Chatto, they have regular jobs or businesses to run. The only thing that prevents that in his case is convention. The convention was much more demanding 40 years ago. Princess Michael of Kent was told after she married that she had to shut down her decorating business – buying and selling not done here. She asks the palace factotum how she’s supposed to support herself given that their cash income consisted of her husband’s military pay and he tells her that’s your problem. The Duke of Gloucester had to abandon his architecture practice. He and his wife live on Crown Estate property and rent out their personal residence because that’s more affordable. Prince Edward was permitted to have salaried civilian employment after 1985 and later to start a business; that’s when the convention changed.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Truth
  148. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Any discussion among Brits or ex-Brits about the Royal Family must be quite incomprehensible to Americans.

    Me growing up in New York is not what makes your remarks incomprehensible.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  149. Dissident says:
    @Paperback Writer

    UK strikes me as a dystopian PC hell. It’s bad in the US but I think, maybe, free speech in the US and in general the ability to express normal sentiments is far better protected here.

    That’s certainly the view that I’ve heard expressed by any number of individuals, not least of whom John Derbyshire.[1] That the anarcho-tyranny there is worse than it is here in the USA. And, England, at least, would certainly seem to be more hysterical when it comes to (even) the utterly innocuous and in most cases, perfectly legal photography of minors.[2]

    Citations and examples below.

    [MORE]
    All links working as of Jun 09, 2021.

    [1] Selected excerpts from archived Radio Derb episodes:
    On Anarcho-Tyranny:
    2014, Sept 09
    2017, Oct 20
    2018, April 06

    On The United States of Hysteria:
    2015:
    Aug 15; Sept 25
    2014:
    Sept 06

    [2]
    There is no law against photographing children (Jemima Lewis, The Telegraph, 2008)

    A Sad Day For Parents And Photographers, Walsall 04/07/2010
    For merely photographing his son’s football game, father is asked to leave.

  150. Matttt says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Why did they photograph this woman against a background that is very similar to her skin color? Sometimes I think they photograph blacks in unflattering poses on purpose, as a way to troll us. After all, how else do you explain so many unflattering photos of Michelle Obama in fashion magazine covers?

    • Replies: @Alden
  151. @Jonathan Mason

    Sorry, I didn’t realize that. I thought you still lived there.

  152. Bill says:
    @Art Deco

    Or that time Rick Sanchez had his career destroyed for noticing that Jews run the media.

  153. Bill says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    More common is a wild understatement. It’s now completely normal for people to ask me, after a while, whether my name is William or Bill.

    I think my favorite was having some Chinese student explain to me how confusing it was that sometimes Americans have two different first names. The student was annoyed when I inquired as to whether Chinese people ever have nicknames.

    • Replies: @photondancer
  154. @Art Deco

    Binge drinking and drug use are as common as dirt among the young and among Harry’s sort you would expect to see them except among chaps intensely committed to athletics or given to Tebow levels of religiosity.

    Drinking no doubt, but I’m not sure that drug use is so common among young Army officers.

    Anyway it is Harry himself who has said that the drinking and drug use was a way to escape from reality, not just for social recreation like rugby players getting drunk after the game.

    And it is Harry himself who said that this had led him to having at least 4 years of “therapy” of various different types, which clearly seems to have predated his meeting Meghan Markle, and suggests that he has been a basket case for several years.

    I noted a few years ago that Prince Harry and Prince William seemed to have adopted mental health as one of their causes. At the time I just assumed, wrongly it seems, that it was just a cause which they had been told was noble, worthy, uncontroversial, and safe for them to talk about, and would show that they were sympathetic to the downtrodden and the lowest levels of society.

    Now it all appears completely different in the light of Harry having a chronic history of mental illness that he has chosen to reveal to the public.

    No, we don’t know exactly what the anxiety attacks are all about, or how severe they were or are, but if you are getting “therapy” over a period of some years it suggests that they must be quite debilitating.

    Of course nobody knew that Naomi Osaka was having severe depressive episodes for the last 3 years in which she had been extremely successful on the tennis court. It appears from her Reddit post that even her own sister did not know!

    Mental health and mental illness is a terribly subjective subject. There seems to be a current tendency to praise people for coming out and speaking about their own mental illness. Is this good or bad? What is the purpose? Once you have revealed that you have mental illness you lose credibility.

    I suppose we should encourage people like policemen and airline pilots to come forward and declare that they have mental illness for the safety of other people, but otherwise I don’t really see the point.

    Personally if I was suffering from mental illness I would keep it quiet. I would certainly not hold a press conference to tell the world.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Dissident
    , @Alden
  155. Skeptikal says:
    @Paperback Writer

    I have been following events in the UK at both Lockdown Skeptics and UK Column.

    It is a nightmare!!
    I lived in London for some years, back in the seventies, and it had so much. And the rest of the country and island, too. Sure, plenty of problems. But there was always the wit, the love of nature, the eccentricities, the good nature, the good manners, not too tough on people jumping on and off the bus between the stops. A bit daft in many ways, but not hypochondriac.

    What happened? Tony Blair, mainly. He destroyed the country.

    Now it is a total dystopia. I expect I’ll never go there again.

    Frightening.

    Germany is going in the same direction.

    Where in Europe can one live somewhat normally?
    Serious question. Portugal, maybe?

    • Agree: Simon Tugmutton
    • Replies: @Ragno
    , @CCG
  156. Truth says:
    @Art Deco

    Man, you people spend a lot of time following these welfare freeloaders.

    Aldey’s a broad, I can kind of see it, but…

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  157. anonymous[486] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    The Ayatollah Khomeini famously said there is no humor, no laughter, in Islam.

    I have no idea what that means, and in which context Mr.Shia Deviant even meant it, or if he even said it. Since he is mostly irrelevant to Islam, no matter what his fellow deviants might claim, I find no need to Google it. After all, don’t muslims laugh, even as much as your kind try and rob us of that?

    Now, the pagan faith of Christianity is dependent on a somber story of torture and supposed death. Do you find much humour and laughter in that?

    Anyway, what the true monotheism of Islam does have is the promise of eternal salvation. None of that for your pagan godless kind, even if your faith is full of “humour and laughter.” Just sayin’.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    , @anon
  158. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Anyway it is Harry himself who has said that the drinking and drug use was a way to escape from reality, not just for social recreation like rugby players getting drunk after the game.

    The whole point of intoxication is to take you away from reality, whether you fancy you’re recreating or not.

    And it is Harry himself who said that this had led him to having at least 4 years of “therapy” of various different types, which clearly seems to have predated his meeting Meghan Markle, and suggests that he has been a basket case for several years.

    He met Meghan Markle in 2016 if not earlier. No matter. Your wife isn’t the only dispenser of bad advice. The one secure result of ‘therapy’ is that the therapist gets paid. Consulting with these types is another indicator of being at loose ends (and not getting good counsel from Charles).

    Now it all appears completely different in the light of Harry having a chronic history of mental illness that he has chosen to reveal to the public.

    Will you get a grip? Harry is a fine example of what Fuller Torrey has called ‘the worried well’, not someone held together with anti-psychotic drugs.

    but if you are getting “therapy” over a period of some years it suggests that they must be quite debilitating.

    No, it suggests you don’t have an idea of what else to do and it suggests that you or some agency to which you subscribe is paying for it.

    I noted a few years ago that Prince Harry and Prince William seemed to have adopted mental health as one of their causes.

    Prince Edward noted a few years back that the HRH set tried not to duplicate efforts. Suggest that the philanthropies financing psychiatry and clinical psychology were not yet claimed by the others. (And it just doesn’t seem the thing for the Princess Royal, who one might expect would make a passable R. Lee Ermey -style therapist herself).

  159. @Pseudonym

    The worship, (and it is worship) of St. Fentanyl accurately personifies the dystopian age in which we find ourselves: the exaltation of the ugly, the diseased and the pathologic and the degradation of the historically good, true and beautiful.

    Because the revolutionaries were able only to find the short-comings and failures in the pursuit of goodness, truth and beauty, they want to throw out all three and, in a childishly reactionary way, pursue their aesthetic and moral opposites.

    In a starkly Manichean way one side, most often private citizens and denizens of unsung heroes, seek to preserve for posterity the cultural and moral wealth accrued over millenia, and the others, often the cultural and religious elite, including people such as Biden, Democrat party leaders and even Pope Francis, work to burn it all down, à la Lord of the Flies, in the naïve belief that a Phoenix must rise from the ashes.

  160. Art Deco says:
    @AndrewR

    Huh? He hung out with floozies for nearly 20 years, then elects at age 42 to marry the last one even though she is (1) sterile and (2) married to Ernest Simpson (having previously been married to Winfield Spencer, which alone would have prevented a canonically valid marriage). He had a stunning contempt for his handicapped younger brother and he and his wife were oddly indulgent of Adolf Hitler. Again, his problem was moral, not intellectual.

  161. @Skeptikal

    The Michael Caine character you’re thinking of was “Alfie,” and he was a cad, a character so soulless that Burt Bachrach’s hideous song “What’s it all about, Alfie?” suddenly seems an appropriate theme song for the movie.

  162. Ragno says:
    @Skeptikal

    Try the Balkan nations. Though why they should accept expat Americans is beyond me. If I were a small sovereign European nation that had managed not to be steamrollered by AmericaⓊ in the past few years, I’d bar the door to all Yanks and force all purported “Canadians” to answer embarrassing questions about Bryan Adams and Loverboy right there on the tarmac before I’d allow them entry.

    • Replies: @Dissident
  163. Dissident says:
    @Alden

    8 times married actress Elizabeth Taylor converted to Judaism […]

    Entertainment conversions to Judaism should be termed Conversions of Convenience

    Such conversions are indeed shams; travesties*. See:
    (October 2020)

    Orthodox View of Conversion to Judaism: General Overview (2019, December)

    *Which, of the two words, fits best?

  164. Art Deco says:
    @Truth

    Man, you people spend a lot of time following these welfare freeloaders.

    No, not a lot of time. As she noted, they have income-generating personal property and income from Crown Estate property. They’re not supported by tax money.

    • Replies: @Ralph L
    , @Truth
  165. Dissident says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Once you have revealed that you have mental illness you lose credibility.

    Should it be that way, categorically, in all cases?

    Is everyone who suffers from any form of mental illness, or who has any deficit of mental stability, incapable of having any valid perspectives, thoughts or insights of value? In any area?

    Moreover, is it not true in some cases that the very same idiosyncratic or neurotic trait that hinders an individual in certain areas (e.g., socially; occupationally; overall well-being), helps and is even a great strength in others (e.g., intelligence; depth of thought; creativity; certain insights; etc.)?

    Have you considered that sometimes being on the periphery of society allows one to have certain insights and arrive at certain conclusions that would be too costly for someone well-connected and respected in the mainstream to arrive at? (I.e., the latter would have strong inhibitions and prejudices against arriving at or even allowing himself to honestly consider in the first place such conclusions, because of the implications they would have for any number of direct, personal interests at stake (standing in community; reputation; family, etc.)?)

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  166. Alden says:
    @Matttt

    The magazine covers are very flattering to Michelle Obama. Imagine what she looks like without the make up, lighting and endless pictures at various angles. Those covers are the best of maybe 100 pictures that took 2 hours to shoot after 6 hours of make up and wig tryons

    Whatever you think of M&H, they are PR geniuses. First couple in the world to have a baby on Friday and threaten to sue the BBC on Tuesday. Lilibet will be the world’s first month old plaintiff. How can they prove the irreparable harm the 2 day old plaintiff suffered? Stay tuned as the royal watchers, observers, writers and experts discuss the latest crisis in the Windsor family sit com.

    It’s very entertaining. And easy to keep up with every time you stand in the checkout line at the supermarket.

    • Replies: @Truth
  167. Alden says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Everybody I know who is depressed anxious irritable moody etc never shuts up about it.

    It’s as much idle conversation as sports among men and hair styles and child raising among women. Of course your an older Englishman. But Americans enjoy their neuroticisms.

  168. @JR Ewing

    “Lilibet Diana” works because it’s one of those insults that normal people around the world, especially in America (“Awwm that was his mom’s name!”), mostly won’t get but just the right people in Britain will hate it.

    No doubt this is one of those things where Meghan deliberately wanted to be rude and “disruptive” (like thinking a curtsy is the end of the world) and Harry just stood by silently missing the pair of balls that are being kept in Meghan’s purse.

    This is right on the royal nose — well said.

    Meghan (now aka MEEE!) initially struck me as just another fairly dumb actress, but she’s more than that. She’s a classic adventuress, with the requisite guile and cunning, as well as the insatiable appetite for drama, that the epithet implies.

  169. @Rob McX

    But, as someone pointed out here before, the fact that Floyd was a criminal may be a feature not a bug. It’s not enough any more to make people genuflect to innocent blacks. Making a saint out of a criminal really rubs whites’ noses in it.

    The glory of ‘redeeming’ the far-straying sheep is exactly what white substitute saviors crave.

  170. @peterike

    You’re probably right. The overwhelming success of ‘Bridgerton’ and its vibrant casting is going to be enough to sustain this trend for years.

  171. Alden says:
    @AndrewR

    Supposedly her only political interest is the Commonwealth Nations. Have you seen her and the PM in those pictures at the Commonwealth meetings in London? There they are, 2 Whites surrounded by the most bloodthirsty corrupt thieves in the world. Londoners call it the Cannibals and Cleptomaniacs Convention.

    She probably thinks all those Caribbean and African blacks in the UK love her as much as the dictators claim to love her on the state visits.

    If just one royal had said a word about the Rotherham Oxford Bradford every town in the country very young White girls being gang raped prostitution and even killed by Africans and Muslims I might have some respect. But no ER 1 her sons daughter and William just sit there like fools presiding over the end of England. William and Kate’s very first appearance after their marriage was at a kindergarten class with not one White child. Some of the little girls wore headscarves. It’s just a fashion show now. The endless commemorations of the WWs 1 and 2 slaughterhouses of White men to give half of Europe to the Soviets are outdated at best.

    They have no power. But they can make observations. I really like what Charles has to say about mid 20 th century architecture. Tens of thousands of rapes of the most vulnerable 11-16 year olds unpunished for 30 years and where was ER 2? Or her husband and 4 adult children? Off in Africa shaking the blood soaked hands if the nastiest dictators on earth.

  172. @Skeptikal

    “So what hat did Meg pull “Archie” out of?”

    The comic? If so, she missed a prize opportunity to name her daughter Betty.

  173. @Bill

    “I think my favorite was having some Chinese student explain to me how confusing it was that sometimes Americans have two different first names”

    That’s hilarious considering how many Asian students give themselves an ‘English’ name when studying abroad.

  174. @Alden

    Sure, that will work: a six-foot-something, strapping, blond, blue-eyed Mormon, fresh from his five-year mission somewhere in the Middle East (after graduating from BYU with a business degree), decides to forsake LDS — the faith of his father, his father’s father and his father’s father’s father — only to convert to Judaism because what he really wants out of life, more than anything else in the world…is to write for The Simpsons.

    Newly converted, after 18 months of intense study with an Orthodox rabbi under the auspices of Chabad Lubavitch of Utah in SLC (in general, Chabad ministers to secular Jews, seeking to make them more religiously observant — rather than openly working to convert non-Jews — but let’s suspend disbelief for the moment), our former Mormon, with his new Hebrew name, Dov (‘bear”) — it flows nicely with his actual surname, one shared by Jews and non-Jews: Barr — presents himself at the production office of The Simpsons, asking to speak with the head writer.

    Initially, he gets nowhere: like Chicago precinct captains, show runners and head writers “don’t want nobody nobody sent.” But Dov remembers the secret Jewish password vouchsafed to him by the kind rabbi at Chabad in Salt Lake, the words that would supposedly assure any Jew suspicious of Dov’s faith that he was “one of us.” (The Chabad rabbi told Dov not to mention to any other Jew that he had converted. This injunction sets up endless plot twists, as Dov cannot explain why he “doesn’t look Jewish,” but can open and close the shul with the best of them.) Uttering the magic incantation — “Give me an egg cream, please” — he is ushered into the sanctum sanctorum, the Holy of Holies: The Simpsons‘ writers’ room.

    There, under the accusatory gaze of more than a minyan‘s worth of former Harvard and Yale grads (with a few black sheep from Amherst and Swarthmore), many of whom have worked as standup comics, Dov is subjected to a direct grilling by the head writer, who is highly skeptical that someone who looks like a standard-issue gentile could possibly be M.O.T. Dov parries and thrusts pretty well, although his Utah accent could use a bit of schmaltz, and he seems to know all the standard Jewish jokes, including the one about the son disowned by his parents for the worst possible transgression: he paid retail. After about half an hour, the head writer, satisfied that before him stands a “real Jew,” extends Dov an offer to join the writing staff of The Simpsons.

    Like Tim Whatley, Jerry Seinfeld’s dentist on Seinfeld (the wonderful Bryan Cranston), Dov literally converted for the jokes. Working title for the pilot: “No Blacks, No Dogs, No Gentiles.”

  175. Ralph L says:
    @Art Deco

    Most of the British commenters on the Daily Mail and elsewhere seem to consider the Sovereign Grant from the Crown Estate income and Charles’ princely Duchy of Cornwall income to be taxpayer money. They won’t admit the land was stolen fair and square by the monarchy centuries ago. The taxpayer does pay for the military pomp and their security, both of which made the Cambridges’ and Harkles’ weddings expensive.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  176. Dissident says:
    @Ragno

    AmericaⓊ

    Very cute but not terribly reflective of reality. For the fact is that the Jews who are the most powerful and influential in the US are, by and large, unlikely to be religious enough to be much concerned with Judaic dietary restrictions (kashrus;kashruth;כַּשְׁרוּת)[1]. (The one notable exception is limited-to local and regional-level politics in areas with sizeable Orthodox communities.)
    ~ ~ ~
    Skeptikal‘s sentiment reminds me of the late Bob Grant.

    [1] For those not familiar, the Ⓤ is the symbol of

    [MORE]
    the kosher supervision division of the Orthodox Union (formerly the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America). The broader organization is predominately associated with and representative of what is know as Modern Orthodoxy. The OU Kosher division, however, functions mostly as an entity unto itself. Both its leadership and staff draw heavily from the more right-wing, traditional, stringent and insular circles of Orthodoxy, from which, in turn, many rely upon the Ⓤ’s certification of many products. For the record, this author disavows both the Zionism, as well as the official pro-immigration position of the broader Orthodox Union, finding both positions un-Judaic. (The former inherently so. The latter, if nothing else, because of the net harm I believe it has on this country that has shown us, as Jews, such extraordinary kindness.)

  177. Alden says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    LOL

    Latest connection between Jews and English royalty. The Magdalene college Oxford university student who forced the removal of the Queen Elizabeth portrait from the grad student common room is not a black brown or beige POC . He’s an American Jew Matthew Katzman from Washington DC. He grew up in a 3 million dollar home and attended 34K a year Sitwell Friends Quaker School, turning out rich radicals for 200 years.

    He’s at Magdalene doing research for google. Magdalene is named for catholic Saint Mary Magdalene and began as a Christian monastery and library and is still officially connected to the official state Church of England

    The question arises. Did the administrators of Magdalene submit to this foreign jew’s orders? Or did the administration orchestrate the outrage at the portrait of the Queen? .

    I believe it was the administrators waiting for the slightest complaint about the Queen and portraits and statutes of White English people to start their new reformation destruction. .

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  178. Kylie says:
    @Art Deco

    Referring to Harry, you write, “He’s a combat veteran.” That’s a stretch. I belong to an online group, some of whom have relatives in the British military. They all say that during the time he played at being a soldier, he was protected by real soldiers at all times and was never in any danger. Furthermore, he was a real chore to babysit.

    Unless, of course, you are referring to the persistent rumor that he repeatedly engaged in non-consensual “combat” with sex workers severe enough for them to require medical care. Apparently, the “cleaners” had to do a lot of scrubbing of his background, just as they had to with his play for pay wife.

  179. black sea says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    although his Utah accent could use a bit of schmaltz,

    There’s such a thing as a Utah accent. Who knew?

  180. Alden says:
    @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    Harry had at least 3 long term serious girl friends before Meghan. Cressida Bonas Florence Blundell something and drop dead head turning beauty Chelsy Davies. She preferred law school and a solicitor practice to marrying a Prince and a life on perpetual display and endless picky criticism. .

    Royal news is basically a fashion show and the royal wives must not only be perfectly dressed and model thin but not too thin. Every detail is followed breathlessly including the exact shade of beige hose. Charles allegedly asked several women to marry him. But between Camilla and life on display no one wanted him. So the marriage between him and Dianna was arranged before she found about Camilla.

  181. Dissident says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    A cousin of mine, raised a secular Jew as I was, converted to Mormonism as a teenager. I suspect that the factors that drew him may have been much the same as those that drew me to Orthodox Judaism when I was around the same age.

  182. Alden says:
    @Calvin Hobbes

    Harry inherited about 15 million pounds from his mother when he was 12. It wasn’t used for his support. The interest stayed in the trust or whatever it was. His father supported him. He always lived in royal apartments rent and utilities free or in army housing till he got married. He and William also inherited money when Grandfather Earl Spencer died.
    So he’s a very rich man. It’s so American to think people have to work for a living. Not when you inherit 15 million pounds as a child and the interest isn’t touched for a good 10 years. And no mortgage on their house. Probably less than 200K a year property taxes. I should look it up.

    Meghan the Magnificent probably gets residuals from her TV show. Enough to pay her hair straightener bill.

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  183. @Alden

    The guy who scored the winning goal in the 1980 Olympic hockey victory over the Soviets has barely had to hold a job since then. If you are famous enough, you can get paid to shake hands, go to parties, play in charity golf events, etc.

    • Agree: Kylie
  184. @Dissident

    I didn’t say that it could never ever be a good thing to admit to having a mental illness.

    Sometimes in some circumstances it might be good to admit to mental illness, for example if you want to apply for a job as a advocate for the mentally ill, or if you are a celebrity entertainer who wants to find an excuse for your drug and alcohol abuse.

    However for the average person there is nothing to be gained from it. If you are constantly taking time off work for mental health reasons you are hardly going to be the first person to be considered for promotion.

    In most careers or professions the people who are most sought after are those who are mentally and emotionally stable and who are able to deal with stress and pressure when needed and make rational decisions.

    Do you really want a doctor or a lawyer or Senator who is mentally ill, or would you prefer one who is not? Would you rather have nurses who are mentally ill taking care of your parents, and teachers who are mentally ill teaching your children? Would you rather have a mechanic who is mentally ill fixing the brakes on your car?

    • Replies: @Dissident
  185. Dissident says:
    @anonymous

    I have no idea what that means, and in which context Mr.Shia Deviant even meant it, or if he even said it. Since he is mostly irrelevant to Islam, no matter what his fellow deviants might claim, I find no need to Google it.

    I sympathize with where you are coming from here. I am far from qualified to assess the validity or normativity of specific details or disputes concerning Islamic theology or practice. Nonetheless, it should be clear to any honest and reasonably objective individual that Islam while monotheistic, is far from being monolithic. (Judaism as well as Christianity are also both far from monolithic.)

    I’ve often wondered, between Islam and Muslims, and Judaism and Jews, which of the two the iSteve commentariat (on the whole) is more unfavorably inclined toward. Perhaps the former, as it has been years since I can recall last seeing anyone present an expressly, specifically Muslim perspective here.

    Seeing so many embarrassingly ignorant, typically illogical, even downright loony, (to say nothing of venomous) statements and remarks about Jews and Judaism here makes me all the more skeptical about comments about Islam and Muslims that are typically tendentious at best.

  186. @Skeptikal

    I have it on good authority that they named their boy in honour of Archie Bunker.

  187. @Alden

    The late Prince Philip did a lot to promote wildlife conservation and environmentalism among the English in the 1960s, when it wasn’t yet very fashionable.

    • Replies: @photondancer
  188. @Steve Sailer

    That may have had something to do with wanting to hunt them.

    • LOL: Kylie
  189. @Alden

    Katzman is being quite weaselly about this. He claims his name is only linked to the removal because as president of the common room in question, all motions to the committee are tabled by him. He claims that removing the head of state’s portrait from the room is in no way a statement on the queen, but also says that the reason it was removed was because “it was decided that the room should be a welcoming, neutral place for all members regardless of background, demographic, or views.” Obviously if you think the portrait is making students feel unwelcome then you’re making a statement about it.

    Very astute point you make about her portrait likely being there as the head of the church and defender of the faith. The church should step in at this point, but I bet it won’t.

  190. @Anonymous

    I don’t really care enough to look up whether JB actually did abuse someone or whether she just treated the subcon to her usual bile. And I’m not going to provide links, but from memory, Burchill:

    1. Walked out on her first husband, Tony Parsons, and their 5 year old son without a look back. Cut off all contact to both, to
    2. Marry or shack up with Cosmo Landesman, whom she left when their son Jack was five, to
    3. Shack up with a lesbian lover
    4. Judge quite rightly awarded custody to Landesman
    5. Jack grows up to be a complete basket case, kills self at age 28 or so
    6. Whereupon JB takes to the airwaves, bemoaning loss, presenting herself as a bereaved Madonna, claiming judge “took Jack away from me” implying that Jack’s problems arose from this primal wound – which she inflicted
    7. Dumped lez lover to marry lez lover’s brother.

    I’ll say this for Burchill – she’s one of those fat, crazy broads who always manages to find a man, and not a total loser of a man, either.

    As if the above isn’t bad enough, she doles out hectoring advice constantly, such as “size doesn’t matter.”

    Size does matter. Obesity is disgusting and unhealthy. But she’s a tub of lard, so it’s OK.

    “communist”

    She supported Russia in Afghanistan.

  191. @Alden

    Hey Deco, you know so much, whatta you bet that Harkle gets their titles stripped or is the question, “when”?

    My money’s on when Charles becomes King. It won’t happen as long as Queen Lillibet reigneth.

  192. @Jonathan Mason

    I find them loathsome too.

    Do you think that Harkle will their titles stripped or is the question, “when”?

    My money’s on when Charles becomes King. It won’t happen as long as Queen Lillibet reigneth.

    (apologies for double posting; something weird happened.)

  193. Art Deco says:
    @Alden

    8 times married actress Elizabeth Taylor converted to Judaism right after coverage of her sex life became a bit censorious. The conversion also prevented any notice that she was 60 pounds overweight to be a sex goddess.

    She converted around the time she married Mike Todd (né Avrom Goldbogen); she was subsequently marred to Eddie Fisher (né Edwin Tisch).

    The fodder for scandal was that she gave birth to a child six months after she married Todd.

    She wasn’t 60 lbs overweight in 1957.

    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was released in 1966; that’s not a role for a sex goddess and she wasn’t being cast as a sex goddess by that time. Her weight problem developed later.

  194. Truth says:
    @Art Deco

    That is, of course… WRONG again.

    Here’s how the British royal family makes their fortune.

    Every year, the Queen gets a chunk of cash from taxpayers called the Sovereign Grant.

    It comes from the treasury and it’s funded by taxpayers,

    according to the BBC.

    The basic agreement is that the Queen gets the grant in exchange for surrendering all profits from the Crown Estate — the family’s massive portfolio of properties — to the government. Every year, the Queen is given an amount of money equivalent to 25% of the Crown Estate’s profits.

    The Grant totaled $107.1 million (£82.2 million) in 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported.

    The Sovereign Grant pays for the family’s travel, palace upkeep and utilities, and royal employee payroll, according to official royal family financial reports.

    The public fits the entire bill for maintaining the properties, so, again they are welfare freeloaders.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  195. Truth says:
    @Alden

    Those covers are the best of maybe 100 pictures that took 2 hours to shoot after 6 hours of make up and wig tryons

    You were there?

  196. Truth says:
    @Alden

    There they are, 2 Whites surrounded by the most bloodthirsty corrupt thieves in the world.

    Correction Aldey:

    There they are, a bunch of tin-pot dictators, speaking to 2 whites, the most bloodthirsty corrupt thieves in the world.

  197. @Alden

    Tens of thousands of rapes of the most vulnerable 11-16 year olds unpunished for 30 years and where was ER 2? Or her husband and 4 adult children? Off in Africa shaking the blood soaked hands if the nastiest dictators on earth.

    You forget that the role of the monarchy is purely ceremonial. There is also an elected government that actually legislates and runs the equivalent of the executive branch.

    Royalty does not address political issues like organized crime.

    Your question is a bit like asking why the office of the First Lady has never tackled organized crime.

    But may I also just point out that all criminals in the UK are detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure in one of Her Majesty’s Prisons, or followed by Her Majesty’s Probation Service.

    Has a president of the US ever had a prison named after him? The Queen has hundreds all over the world.This one in Australia, where they know their convicts.

  198. anon[286] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    I have no idea what that means, and in which context Mr.Shia Deviant even meant it, or if he even said it.

    It is not exactly a secret what Khomeni said and wrote on many topics.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khomeinism

    This quote can be easily found.

    “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious. …”

    A legalistic statement, from a legalistic man. Portions of it could be easily adapted to the current Wokeism. That was and is my point.

    Since he is mostly irrelevant to Islam, no matter what his fellow deviants might claim, I find no need to Google it.

    “No True Muslim” is not a game of any particular interest. Your weak-sauce trolling is of no interest, either.

    • Thanks: photondancer
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  199. Art Deco says:
    @Ralph L

    Most of the British commenters on the Daily Mail and elsewhere seem to consider the Sovereign Grant from the Crown Estate income and Charles’ princely Duchy of Cornwall income to be taxpayer money. They won’t admit the land was stolen fair and square by the monarchy centuries ago.

    Stolen from whom?

    The taxpayer does pay for the military pomp and their security, both of which made the Cambridges’ and Harkles’ weddings expensive.

    And they would pay for it if Britain had a republican head of state. Have you considered comparing the cost of security for the Obama family with that of the Queen?

    • Replies: @Ralph L
  200. CCG says:
    @Skeptikal

    No, the António Costa government (like its predecessors from 1750 onwards) is hell-bent on devolving Portugal into a Third World, multicultural hellhole owned by the (((Usual Suspects))).

  201. Ralph L says:
    @Art Deco

    They could save a fortune in horse feed with a president and wouldn’t have to pay for weddings.

  202. Kylie says:
    @Alden

    Formerly “ER 2”. Now “Lilibet I”.

  203. Dissident says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Thank you for clarifying your view. Your points are well-taken, and I don’t think I would disagree with or dispute any of what you have written here.

    Do you really want a doctor or a lawyer or Senator who is mentally ill, or would you prefer one who is not? Would you rather have nurses who are mentally ill taking care of your parents, and teachers who are mentally ill teaching your children? Would you rather have a mechanic who is mentally ill fixing the brakes on your car?

    Concerning the presence of mental illness, for all of the cases (at least, as a rule) you enumerated:

    [MORE]

    1.) It would indeed give me pause.

    2.) With possible rare and limited exceptions, I would indeed not consider it a net positive.

    3.) All other things being equal, I would choose a candidate (for any one of the jobs you enumerated) who did not present evidence of mental illness over one who did.

    4.) All other things not being equal, however, I could imagine finding a candidate with mental illness that were under control to be, on balance, preferable to a candidate without. Take the case of a Senator, for example. Given the choice between an individual with no known history of mental illness but whose views and positions were much farther from mine than another candidate with a form of mental illness that were relatively mild and, by all indications, entirely under-control, it is not difficult to imagine myself finding the views and positions of the latter to outweigh the greater mental stability of the former.

    Finally, note how different the occupations, roles, and professions that you cited as examples are from the creative, artistic, writer, thinker and commentator types that I was primarily alluding-to. As a certain e-personality has said of a certain other e-personality (in particular, but in general, to many others as well in the same and similar genres):

    Is he the one I would want to check the engines before the flight took off? No. Is he an exemplar of someone with a life that works, i.e., a responsible, well-adjusted individual who maintains healthy relationships over the long-term, and who has demonstrated a consistent, sustainable record of supporting himself in an honorable fashion? Not exactly. Is the individual-in-question, however, someone who is highly intelligent, educated, articulate, witty, funny, and who consistently offers fresh, stimulating, edgy takes on any number of topics and events? Yes. Appreciate people within their genre; within the relevant context.

    • Agree: RSDB
  204. Dissident says:
    @anon

    “No True Muslim” is not a game of any particular interest.

    Would you respond the same way to someone who had asserted that Christian churches and organizations that proudly champion such causes as Black Lives Matter[TM]; Pride [TM]; or mass immigration into the West from the non-white third-world, were “mostly irrelevant to Christianity, no matter what they and their fellow deviants might claim”?

    Seems like you have committed the all-too-common Misapplication of the No True Scotsman Fallacy Fallacy.

    [MORE]

    Scotsman has a clear, simple, objective definition:

    a native or inhabitant of Scotland

    Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, in contrast, are each highly factionalized and fractured religions. Each, respectively, having numerous different denominations, sects, strains, and subsets that each claim to posses the most or even the only true tradition /representation/ practice of the respective religion in-question. Beyond certain basic, extremely broad statements, there is very little objective, universally accepted criteria by which to judge how true any given particular strain, variation, or doctrine within a given religion is. Thus, in a secular, nonsectarian, eclectic, broad forum such as this, no one particular ultimately subjective theological assertion of the type you replied-to has any more legitimacy or right to be expressed than any other.

    Your weak-sauce trolling is of no interest, either.

    Trolling, in the parlance of internet discourse, has a specific meaning: to post merely in order to provoke and incite. Whatever else may be said about the anonymous post in-question, I see no indication that it was other than sincere. If this impression of mine is correct, then the comment, by definition, would not be an instance of trolling.

    • Replies: @anon
  205. Art Deco says:
    @Truth

    The basic agreement is that the Queen gets the grant in exchange for surrendering all profits from the Crown Estate —

    The public fits the entire bill for maintaining the properties, so, again they are welfare freeloaders.

    You mean she surrenders the profits, they kick back a sum to her, ergo, she’s a freeloader. I can see you have a sharp mind.

  206. anon[237] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dissident

    Would you respond the same way to someone who had asserted that Christian churches and organizations that proudly champion such causes as Black Lives Matter[TM]; Pride [TM]; or mass immigration into the West from the non-white third-world, were “mostly irrelevant to Christianity, no matter what they and their fellow deviants might claim”?

    “No True Christian” is also not a game of any particular interest. You have completely missed the point, and not for the first time.

    Plus, I’m not going to bother to look under that “More” as I do not share your peculiar interests.

  207. J.Ross says:
    @Mike_from_SGV

    Agree — having changed the definition of “racism,” the idea here is not to read properly, but to play telepath. You’re looking not for racism but for evidence of an inappropriate mindset. Something by itself not racist can nevertheless betray a lack of reverence or a failure of revolutionary consciousness.

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