A Crown Crust Fit For The Queen`s Jubilee

Submitted by: dropkick2011 4 years ago in Funny

The Queen celebrates Jubilee with the Royal family at her local Pizza Hut.
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Male 1,360
Ah! the guillotine, what a great invention...
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Male 878
Gerry: I call him that because if there is to be a constitutional monarch they should keep their nose out of politics. He has used his influence to have taxes used to fund his favorite homeopathic medicine, criticized politicians openly, angered architects, built a crap housing estate, and claims to be an organic farmer, but has his crops rejected by supermarkets for being inferior. He wants to send Britain back to a pastoral society. He believes that we should look to Islam as a model for environmentalism. He should STFU up stick to opening supermarkets and not try to use his position to sell his nostalgic and eccentric views. That`s why I say he is an idiot. Here is a link The majority of British people do not want him to be king.
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Male 38,472

Hi burbclaver, nice to meet you. Why do you say "Her idiot son" ? Over the last 50 years Charles has generaly done a good job. Yes, in the 80s he and his wife did not get on well and they mucked up their marriage. I loved Diana, but it`s been 30 years almost, time to get over it.

I think Charles will make a good king. Though with a brief reign and then Williams up there and everyone loves Kate so win/win!
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Male 878
@Gerry1of1. Hi, Gerry I don`t think we`ve been introduced, but I have seen yor posts. Yes, she does a good job for what it`s worth, but the point is that her idiot son Charles automatically gets the job next when she snuffs it. Then there`ll be a big outcry by people who didn`t understand what it meant to have an hereditary monarchy and thought they were going to get that sweet William chap and his nice wife. You won`t be seeing 80% approval then. Also, since she isn`t a politician and more of a celebrity, the approval rating doesn`t compare.
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Male 663
All the lookalikes were quite good apart from Philip who just looked stupid.

Seems they were all dubbed though.
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Male 6,737
Machiavelli said (and I`m paraphrasing here) - "A state that cannot change into a dictatorship in times of need is a country doomed to fail."

Now, perhaps this was more applicable in the past especially as our figurehead has no real power, but the premise is still there. Sometimes, as has happened in history, an elected government squabbles over what should be done and what they need is one person to have the overruling say on matters of extreme importance.

That is why the monarchy has worked so well for the UK over the years.
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Male 2,516
Angilion, you completely missed the point of my post.
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Male 38,472

@ burbclaver - and that "inbred nincompoop" as you called her has an 80% approval rating from her subjects. Any politician will kill thier 1st born male child for numbers like that. Can you even name one politician with success like that?
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Male 878
It doesn`t matter how imperfect an electoral system is, at least you have the chance to influence who gets the job. In Britain, the job of head of state automatically passes to the next inbred royal nincompoop who stands mostly for the head of a class system that promotes privilege over hard work.
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Male 12,365
[quote]@Angilion, that`s so similar to getting a wage I don`t really see what the difference is[/quote]

OK, then I`ll offer you the same deal.

You work for me, promoting my interests, entertaining my guests, etc.

You give me most of your money.

I give you 17% of it back, but on condition that you spend it only on the expenses you incur as a result of your work for me.



Do you see the difference between that deal and me paying you a wage?
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Male 2,516
I think burbclaver would prefer to cling to the illusion of electoral vote that exists in the US, than to the illusion of electoral vote that exists anywhere else in the world
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Male 1,237
@burbclaver I`m not exactly a royal family fan but tourism revenue as a result is a well known fact, hardly `bull crap`. I agree their role is a somewhat ridiculous headscrew. Will Self wrote quite an interesting article touching on the role of royalty in today`s society, here is an excerpt regarding the Queen I rather liked:

"A real, living woman, who, in the absence of a constitutional role beyond being a fleshly stamp for legislation, is reduced to a tedious go-round of functions that are symbolic only of this: that while our society may pay lip service to equality of opportunity, our fundamental values remain those of inherited wealth and privilege;"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18205999
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Female 2,602
[quote]I think democracy means you are elected! Anything else is not democracy[/quote]

The thing is, though, we don`t even have that in the UK. What we have is the illusion of electoral power, but the reality of politicians making solemn promises on the campaign trail, then abandoning those promises 5 minutes after the votes are counted, and going on to ignore the will of the people the whole time they`re in office.

At present, we`ve got a Prime Minister that couldn`t even command a majority in Parliament, until he managed to persuade the third most popular party to join him in a coalition (how it`s legitimate in any democracy for a party that didn`t even come second, but *third*, to have any say in running the country is anyone`s guess).

So, a constitutional Monarchy, whilst not perfect, is at least as good as any other political system that`s yet been tried. The Queen has no say in the way the country is run - none - unlike some unelected politicians.
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Male 878
The argument that the Queen brings in a load of tourists is non-provable bull crap. And it`s not even the point. You think someone should get a job because their dad had the same job? I think democracy means you are elected! Anything else is not democracy and it doesn`t matter if you say she has no real power. She is head of f***cking state!
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Female 2,602
[quote]The rent from the Queen`s land that she gives to the treasury is almost 6 times as much as those expenses. She pays taxes on the rest of her income too, unlike many rich people.[/quote]

I must confess, I didn`t know that. Thanks for teaching me something I didn`t know. Looks like there is indeed an independently-managed organisation called The Crown Estates, which manages a range of properties and land assets that are technically owned by the reigning Monarch (though they can`t sell them), and that historically was surrendered to Parliament in exchange for the payments the Royals receive through the Civil List.

The assests managed range from shopping centres to mineral rights, and produce an annual revenue of about £230 million, which goes directly to the Treasury (i.e., back to the tax payer). The Royal Family only costs the tax payer approx £38 million each year in Civil List payments.

So, sounds like a bargain for us taxpayers really.
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Male 14,332
According to the roysl family the royal family bring inloads of tourist income. They greet all the tourists I guess ROFL!!
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Male 2,516
@Angilion, that`s so similar to getting a wage I don`t really see what the difference is
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Male 12,365
[quote]@MacGuffin: Doesn`t the rent from their land sustains their salary? (Because from what I know they do get paid) and they relinquish the rest from the fixed wage to the people of England?[/quote]

They don`t really get paid. The payment from the treasury is to cover expenses incurred in their work for the country. Heads of state are expensive - staff costs, security, travel, hosting visitors from other countries, etc.

The rent from the Queen`s land that she gives to the treasury is almost 6 times as much as those expenses. She pays taxes on the rest of her income too, unlike many rich people.
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Male 653
@Gerry Yes with the pride thing. I found myself agreeing with both camps. Language is rubbish sometimes. `specially if it`s French.
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Male 2,516
@MacGuffin: Doesn`t the rent from their land sustains their salary? (Because from what I know they do get paid) and they relinquish the rest from the fixed wage to the people of England?

That`s what I learned from: CGPGrey
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Male 38,472

MacGuffin, [quote]"I think being proud merely of being born anywhere is pretty stupid" [/quote]
I understand what you`re saying, but I think it`s a flaw in our language. Like `love`, Pride has many forms but only one word to express it. Pride in accomplishments is very differant from Pride in Country. They should be seperate words.
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Male 38,472

Her Maj has got an 80% approval rating.
Show me a politician with those numbers?

Case made.
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Male 38,472

markust123, [quote]"A queen watching a queen - love it" [/quote]
In my head I could hear "OH SNAP" as I read that!
Well played, sir. Well played.
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Female 2,602
[quote]The UK makes a lot of profit off the royal family. [/quote]

If that were true, then they would be a self-sustaining commercial entity, and wouldn`t need to be subsidised.
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Male 4,395
@Gerry1of1 "Oh McGovern, not even a good attampt to troll on Her jubilee day. I`m watching it on tv and loving all of it, you go back to your wrestling program or Pickers or whatever you were watching."

A queen watching a queen - love it.
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Male 12,365
[quote]That`s very debatable they certainly have to pay the taxes now don`t they.[/quote]

You know you are lying, don`t you?

The UK makes a lot of profit off the royal family.

That means that there aren`t any taxes we have to pay for the royal family.

In fact, our taxes are reduced because the royal family generates a profit.

You know all this. You`re just continuing to lie because it`s useful for your propaganda (or trolling, depending on your motive).

Even if that wasn`t true (but it is), then the cost of the royal family is negligable anyway. Almost all of it is head of state expenses that would obviously be incurred regardless of who we had as head of state. The rest amounts to a couple of pence per person per year.

You know that too.
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Male 646
"I`ve got a story about a girl from Glasgow."

I can totally see him saying that.
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Male 653
@McGovern Yes, that Somali situation is all because of countries having hereditary heads of states *cough*. Obama isn`t as egotistic as you`re suggesting, there was plenty more content on said ipod than his 2004 speech and his inaugural speech. In all seriousness, those countries that don`t like their monarchies tend to revolt. Those that do like their monarchies don`t. I don`t believe having a popular monarchy means the populace are showcasing what is wrong with the planet or should die, however. Just because your Liberty Tree is getting a bit thirsty doesn`t mean you should look for tyranny where there is none. `s bloodthirsty, that is.
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Female 7,866
It is not quite personal pride- nott in the way you are proud of acheivements. More a sense of continuation- we should learn from history- and appreciate the good things about our chosen country, and work to change the bad. I am lucky to live somewhere that has a history, one that is close enough to feel real, one that my family played a part in- if a small one, and a country which I have certain freedoms. It is a long way from perfect, but. I am also naturally blonde and proud of my hair--- but that, as they say, is another story LOL...
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Male 878
I agree with furrything.
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Male 14,332
There`s a reason Obama gave that crusty b**ch an ipod with his speeches on them and wasn`t invited to the wedding. Mabey some of you will see that someday. Royalty is a joke and the epitome of what is wrong with the planet.
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Female 2,602
I think being proud merely of being born anywhere is pretty stupid. How can you be proud of an accident of birth? It`s as nonsensical as being proud to be white, female or curly-haired: none of which you have any say in, so why feel personal pride in something you played no part in?
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Female 7,866
Ok- yes, this is dire. But I have really enjoyed the jubilee celebrations, I am very proud to belong to a nation with such rich history and to be able to join in. Our nation has shaped the world- and certainly not always in a good way, but I am undoubtably very proud and happy to be British. Thank you.
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Male 38,472

[quote]"All of you Royal bastards can just effing DIE!" [/quote]
furrything sounds a bit bitter.
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Male 38,472

Oh McGovern, not even a good attampt to troll on Her jubilee day. I`m watching it on tv and loving all of it, you go back to your wrestling program or Pickers or whatever you were watching.
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Male 14,332
[quote] because they want to, not because they have to[/quote]

That`s very debatable they certainly have to pay the taxes now don`t they.
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Male 14,332
F**k the queen you`re a joke!
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Male 3,322
What I like about the Jubilee, as an outsider, is that the people are celebrating the rule of a monarch because they want to, not because they have to. So many reigns around the world are not enjoyed by the people, but must be celebrated by the people. Sure, HRH Queen Elizabeth is a figure head, but she`s still the Queen, and the people still like her.
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Male 6,737
Her Maj is letting these hard times get to her...
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Male 1,397
All of you Royal bastards can just effing DIE!
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Male 7,123
This is dire.
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Male 10
Link: A Crown Crust Fit For The Queen`s Jubilee [Rate Link] - The Queen celebrates Jubilee with the Royal family at her local Pizza Hut.
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