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Old 12-07-2011, 04:49 AM   #1
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Fuck the Queen and all who sail in her

And about time too.
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Reforms agreed earlier this year by Commonwealth countries would create a potential conflict of interest because they allow a monarch to marry a Roman Catholic, said a parliamentary committee. It said that if a future heir to the throne were raised as a Catholic, there would be an “obvious difficulty” in that person becoming head of the Anglican Church on their succession.
A fine example of how advancing secularisation is showing just how retardedly stupid some of our alleged 'treasured' traditions are now being seen. Perhaps the church should just be fucked off out of it - or is that too simple?

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Old 12-07-2011, 05:04 AM   #2
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Why does the monarch have to be head of the bloody church? Wouldn't it be easier just to end that tradition?

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Old 12-08-2011, 02:46 AM   #3
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Why does the monarch have to be head of the bloody church? Wouldn't it be easier just to end that tradition?
For fuck's sake man - we can't have you talking sense and agreeing with semi-reputable press!
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Slowly but steadily, some of our more obvious constitutional absurdities are being pruned back. First, the Commonwealth agreed a few weeks ago to allow the monarch to marry a Roman Catholic. Yesterday, MPs on the political and constitutional reform committee pointed out that any future heir raised as a Catholic would face an "obvious difficulty" to becoming head of the Church of England. Of course it would, so why should the monarch have to be the supreme governor of the Anglican church? Such questions should not be the sole prerogative of aggressive secularists.
This rather obvious little bit of nonsense is drawing some interesting flak and hopefully be the forerunner of the end of some of the 'constitutional absurdities' - some call it a can of worms, whilst others want to cling to some of the old wreckage. Whatever happens, the status quo will not be retained and at least one piece of residual bullshit will be wiped from our little country's arse.

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Old 12-07-2011, 05:41 AM   #4
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well, ok. at least that friend helps you in secular ways...because even she can see that only prayer does nothing.

One of the most irrational of all the conventions of modern society is the one to the effect that religious opinions should be respected....That they should have this immunity is an outrage. There is nothing in religious ideas, as a class, to lift them above other ideas. On the contrary, they are always dubious and often quite silly.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:46 AM   #5
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Or perhaps you should, you know, not have a fucking monarch anymore.

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Old 12-08-2011, 05:08 AM   #6
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I'd ditch the monarch and the church in no particular order, but maybe that's being greedy.
Fuck it - I'm a glutton for pleasure.

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Old 12-08-2011, 07:51 AM   #7
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I'd ditch the monarch and the church in no particular order, but maybe that's being greedy.
Fuck it - I'm a glutton for pleasure.
The Queen does sod all, wanders around grimacing, sticks some badges on her "subjects" and reads speeches written by someone else. She has been a disaster as a parent and reared an emotionally deprived family who have proved unable to sustain mature relationships. I recall a few years ago in her Address to her People or whatever she calls it that she said the only solution to the problems of the world was religion. I don't listen to this stuff but someone, might have been the estimable Barry Duke of Freethinker fame, spotted it.
The Queen, and her family, are like a lead weight on the UK. No one, no matter how talented, can be seen as worthwhile as them. Her dopey son Charles plagues government ministers with his dotty ideas including wanting homeopathy on the NHS. The Queen is said to be a fan of this nonsense and supposedly one of her butlers has to carry her medecine around.

She is the wealthiest woman in the world and pays her servants, even those in expensive London, close to the minum wage - just over Ł7 and hour, I think. No wonder they need two or three jobs. She is greedy and wants massive amount of tax payers cash spent on the upkeep of her palaces. A vast amount has recently been spent on decorating a place for her vacuous grandson William. Why couldn't they pay for this themselves. However, strapped the UK citizen, oops sorry subject, is for cash the government can always find money without limit for the Windsors.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:58 PM   #8
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I'd ditch the monarch and the church in no particular order, but maybe that's being greedy.
Fuck it - I'm a glutton for pleasure.
Might be more important to end the gender privilege in hereditary peerage, because those fuckers really do rool, unlike the monarch. Loading government to favour men is common everywhere, but nowhere else can it be so blatant.

Institutional misogyny of course, but off topic I guess so sorry .

thank goodness he's on our side
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:25 PM   #9
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I'd ditch the monarch and the church in no particular order, but maybe that's being greedy.
Fuck it - I'm a glutton for pleasure.
I'm new to this 'ere forum. I've read some of your posts and I'm now on my second pair of kecks today. The other pair stinks of piss so much that I felt compelled to change them before wifey got home and thought that I gone saline and hadn't realised that I wet myself.

Anyways, movin' on to me point.

I know that you are gonna maul me in an un-merciless manner. I have no wish to draw thy venom - but here goes.

Ditch the church. Fuck, I'll even dig the graves for free.

But NOT the Queen - ffs.

This country ain't got a constitution. It works - sort of.

The thing is, the Queen is the head of the armed forces. They swear allegiance to her. If it comes to supporting those fucks in Parliament or her, she gets their vote.

Although she doesn't wield any real power, she prevents others from doing so. That way, a dictator couldn't take control.

She also has the power to dissolve Parliament and get rid of PMs. If I remember correctly, a few years ago, she got rid of the Australia PM.

This country is broke. If I'm right, we ain't seen nothing yet and there's far worse to come. Wankin' bankers.

When times get tough, people are like sheep and will follow anyone who tells 'em that they will lead them out of this mess. That's how Hitler came to power.

Anyways, just suppose that the National Front, or whatever they call themselves these days, get into power, or even get a sniff of power, then what?

The shower in Parliament are shambolic - yup. However, the next mob coming in could be worse. Far worse.

The only person that could save this country of ours from itself, in such an event, would be the Queen.

OK, she ain't perfect. Her children ain't covered themselves in glory either.
OK, she lives in the lap of luxury whilst people starve in this country.
However, she's worth hanging on to, just in case.

Now you can beat the crap out of me if you feel the need - but I'm sticking to my guns.

Fire away and may .........

I hope that I live to regret this.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #10
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OK, so after ditching the monarchy and the church of England - we'll scrap the misogynistic, religotist, landed, wealth-laden, priviliged bollocks that is the House of Lords peerage selection 'process'. I guess we've got it sorted then?

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Old 12-08-2011, 02:42 PM   #11
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Aren't you fearful that ol' Lizzie might hit you with her sceptor and have you locked away in a dungeon somewhere under Buckingham Palace?

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Old 12-08-2011, 02:52 PM   #12
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I think the ol' buzzard is probably more fearful of The Git.
Way back in the bowels of the 1990's, I was scheduled to grasp & shake her mittened paw at the opening of some snotty new building on Windsor Great Park, but I was strangely withdrawn just before the event as my perceived attitude did not portray the desired welcoming ambiance to our ruling elite.
I'll admit to being not very heartbroken - but I did piss on her roses during a half marathon a few years later.

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Old 12-09-2011, 03:37 AM   #13
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I don't know the exact figures, but don't they draw a lot of business to our shores, together with mooching with opposite royalty?
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:59 AM   #14
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I really wish Australia was a republic. That would be nice.

Having said that, I don't care enough to do anything about it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:19 AM   #15
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I don't know the exact figures, but don't they draw a lot of business to our shores, together with mooching with opposite royalty?
Can't they draw the business, without having a say in your politics?

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