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On the edge of remembering 9/11 we recall when Elizabeth II was gracious to all of us


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  • Dirk September 9, 2022, 12:11 PM

    What a healing overture. We will be forevermore be attached at the hip with England.

    Can we survive without such an ally ?

    • Mike Austin September 9, 2022, 1:04 PM

      Washington in his “Farewell Address” answered that question.

  • Casey Klahn September 9, 2022, 12:46 PM

    My son is forming his opinions of the world. He likes the way Scotland and Ireland have taken it to the man and fought the Brits. We fought them too. Maybe the anthem playing is make-up for burning Washington. Hell…(redacted/redacted/redacted)…urn it too!

    I’m not against monarchy in incident or in particular. I’m against it in general. People shit on the First World War as being unnecessary, and completely overlook that the biggest outcome of that war was the end of empire and monarchy. The surviving monarchs rule as figureheads. War: does things.

    God bless the queen. With all her political faults she did manage a good personality and a gracious manner. Britain is not faultless, but look at me fukn typing in English! English rules the world and that is undeniable. My old man was attached to the British Eighth Army for one week, to fire artillery support for those crooked-toothed mother fuckers. He was extremely proud of that.

    • Dirk September 9, 2022, 1:35 PM

      I see that here in The United States, we to shall have to fight for our beliefs. It’s honestly the only way.

      Upon healing from this hip, I intend to restart my long range journey. Distance shooting is such a perishable skill. I love nothing more then doing the Trig, the measuring, checking it twice, lobbing that big ass kicking 338 LM round out to distance it takes twenty minutes to walk back from.

      At 66ish. No longer a door kicker, That’s not to say I can’t or won’t kick a door, still capable, but in that gig time on target and out is life. best I can do is kill communist leadership from way the fuck up the ridge line. Then bug one of twenty ways out.

      Next week same shot and target different location.

      • ThisIsNotNutella September 10, 2022, 4:03 PM

        Good luck with the recovery and rehab!

        They’re not shooting at the very long distances you’re contemplating, but have you seen the YT channel O’Neill Ops? Great channel for anyone who loves beautiful wild landscape cinematography punctuated by expiring coyotes. I pity (well not really) the Cloud People who think they’re dealing only with in-bred yokels between the two coasts.

  • John Venlet September 9, 2022, 12:50 PM

    Gracious. I think this a most apt word to describe The Queen’s deportment throughout her life. I bet she could be tough when she needed to be, though.

    • Gordon Scott September 9, 2022, 2:43 PM

      Yes, exactly. Gracious.

  • Tom Hyland September 9, 2022, 12:57 PM

    A blogger named Southern Catholic Mom has penned these sentiments of sadness for the passing of Elizabeth and is cringing in disgust for what Charles is capable of conjuring.

  • ThisIsNotNutella September 9, 2022, 1:32 PM

    Meanwhile, back in the real world: Today, at the request of the Queen, acting on the advice of her Ministers and those various other individuals –themselves advised, cajoled, threatened and blackmailed by the Security Services, BAE Systems’ Dirty Tricks Department, and a mechatronic battle corgi gifted to her by the Sebag-Montefioris… today the band of the Coldstream Guards played the Star Spangled Banner to a bunch USGov employees and family members specially bussed in for the cameras.

    Well, it *is* a Special Relationship.

    The thought experiment you always need to make is to imagine that every solemn public spectacle you’re permitted to see on the idiot box — and doubly-so when presented approvingly — is in taking place in Beijing, Pyongyang, or Minsk.

    The Old Bird carried a heavy unasked-for burden with dignity her whole life. Nothing against her.

  • ghostsniper September 9, 2022, 2:42 PM

    I didn’t know her nor did I know anyone that knew her nor did I know anyone that knew anyone that knew her but I heard she was a nice lady, though in the past I’ve seen her cutting her eyes a time or two, not that it wasn’t deemed.

    • pbird September 9, 2022, 9:09 PM

      Pretty much. About all one can really say for sure.

    • anne September 9, 2022, 9:51 PM

      “cutting her eyes”. What does this expression mean–sorry, I have never heard it before.
      Thank you,

      • ghostsniper September 10, 2022, 4:34 AM

        Looking out the corner of the eyes unapprovingly.
        Usually when dealing with one of her children or grand children’s life mate choices.

  • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) September 9, 2022, 4:42 PM

    I am given to understand that the late Queen did not hold Meghan Markle in high regard. If true, that’s enough for me to mourn her passing.

    • ThisIsNotNutella September 9, 2022, 6:22 PM

      There is that. Definitely goes in the plus column.