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Satisfying smackdown of Prince Charles
American Thinker ^ | 2/8/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 02/08/2014 8:11:46 AM PST by rktman

Recently His Royal Highness committed a major faux pas by injecting himself into the political debate, and he has been called out by the one man with the intellectual AND social standing to do so. And a major plus is that he has the wit to perform this necessary task with devastating effectiveness. As many readers may have already guessed, that man is Christopher Monckton, also known more formally as Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, a man in possession of his own herald of high nobility.

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Humor; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: algorism; christophermonckton; didiots; ecowackos; globalwarminghoax; jughead; unitedkingdom
Methinks Lord Monckton has delivered a kick to the co-crown holders jewels. LOL! Thank goodness this asshat and rfk jr. never had kids together.
1 posted on 02/08/2014 8:11:46 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Yes, I really enjoyed the letter from Lord Monckton:

Monckton: Challenge to Prince Charles (Over Global Warming Debate)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3119765/posts

Posted from “Watts Up With That” as mentioned in the American Thinker article.


2 posted on 02/08/2014 8:22:47 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: rktman

I remember Diana, Princess of Wales, (stuff it “royal family”) told Chuckie to quit talking to plants or “people would think he was barking...” lol!


3 posted on 02/08/2014 8:24:13 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rktman

Lord Monckton has been a champion for the Tea Party, he is a science adviser to the Queen, he has a low opinion of Prince Charles’s ability to govern England effectively.

PC’s actions on this simply reinforce that judgement. Many have speculated that eventually the Queen will decide he is unfit for the job and possible let his son assume the office.


4 posted on 02/08/2014 8:25:01 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: rktman

Option 1: give up any claim to the throne.

Option 2: a 2-hour debate to be televised internationally.

I bet option 2 would be much better and more interesting than the faux debate between Kerry and Gingrich on the subject of climate change/global warming/global cooling.

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I bet Her Majesty cringes every time the Prince opens his mouth in public.


5 posted on 02/08/2014 8:32:18 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Texas Fossil
Many have speculated that eventually the Queen will decide he is unfit for the job and possible let his son assume the office.

Both Princes, William and Harry, do seem to be decent guys.

However, could such a decision be up to the Queen or would it have to be approved by the PM? The succession rules have changed over the years, but so have the politics.
6 posted on 02/08/2014 8:35:30 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Texas Fossil
I don't think it can work that way. If you skip Charles, I believe the successor would be his brother, Prince Andrew. Then Andrew's girl's would be up to bat next. I think the only way to follow the line to Wills or Harry is to crown Charles and then have him retire or die.

Any Freeper out there know for certain? I'm no expert. I'm just following a wiki line of succession webpage.

But yeah, Charles is about as fit for the job as Joe Biden.

7 posted on 02/08/2014 8:42:12 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Texas Fossil
I really enjoyed the letter from Lord Monckton: Challenge to Prince Charles (Over Global Warming Debate)

That was an epic smackdown, wasn't it? Definitely one for the books.

The question now is, will Charles respond in kind? I personally don't think he's got the brain cells to manage an equally devastating reply, and he'd be crushed by Lord Monckton in a public debate, so what to do?

However Charles responds, you just know he'll make a mess of it.

8 posted on 02/08/2014 8:43:36 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TomGuy

I don’t know the answer to that.

But there have been times in English history (not recent) when the underlings dealt with a worthless King. I will not go into that.

Prince Charles is a really bad choice for the job under any circumstance.


9 posted on 02/08/2014 8:43:47 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Casie

“Charles is about as fit for the job as Joe Biden.”

Great comparison!


10 posted on 02/08/2014 8:44:00 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: TomGuy

Cameron believes in GW - no help there.


11 posted on 02/08/2014 8:44:26 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: Casie

Thanks. I have little interest in the institution of Kings/Queens, so I have not studied what they practice.

I REALLY like Lord Monckton. Especially like seeing him in Texas around the Tea Party element wearing a Western Hat. He is a likeable fellow.


12 posted on 02/08/2014 8:46:59 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: All

Oh, Man, I love this. Always thought Lord Viscount Monckton was one of the great voices of sanity in the Gorebal Warming debate, but this communication to Prince Chuckles is worthy of Mark Steyn.


13 posted on 02/08/2014 8:48:22 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Windflier

How will Charles respond? “OFF WITH HIS HEAD!”


14 posted on 02/08/2014 8:51:00 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: rktman
OH Woe is me... why's everybody always pickin on me???

15 posted on 02/08/2014 9:09:22 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: TomGuy; Texas Fossil

Years ago I read that Queen Elizabeth had decided to refuse to retire, until such time that Charles agreed to renounce the thrown. Apparently she doesn’t think much of her son’s intelligence either.


16 posted on 02/08/2014 9:16:32 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: rktman

He’s an idiot when it comes to Global Warming and he should immediately drop that nonsense, but it’s my understanding that Prince Charles is otherwise a conservative.


17 posted on 02/08/2014 9:17:48 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Chode

Inbreeding - Just say ‘No’.


18 posted on 02/08/2014 9:18:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
100%, gotta give the old DNA a chance to breath every now and again...
19 posted on 02/08/2014 9:22:38 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Casie

The line of succession goes from the Prince of Wales (Charles) to his son Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge to his son Prince George of Cambridge. Prince Andrew drops a notch every time that one of Prince Charles’ son fathers a child.


20 posted on 02/08/2014 9:23:02 AM PST by centurion316
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To: yldstrk

Didn’t Diana also say Chas was unfit to be king OR that he would never be king?
For being ‘paranoid loon’ she was correct in a lot of her statements..


21 posted on 02/08/2014 9:28:46 AM PST by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: rktman
Moncton's letter might remind one of Burke's 1775 "Speech on Conciliation. . ." which, when delivered to the British Parliament, on some points, might have been seen as both impertinent and challenging.
22 posted on 02/08/2014 9:30:38 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: rktman

Inbreeding has consequences. It’s pretty much a given that Prince Charley is a blithering idiot.


23 posted on 02/08/2014 9:39:12 AM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: yldstrk
Charlies problem was that he couldn't keep the “Royal Scepter” in the “Royal Knickers”
24 posted on 02/08/2014 9:50:40 AM PST by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: onyx
He’s an idiot when it comes to Global Warming

Needed clarification.

25 posted on 02/08/2014 10:19:27 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: centurion316
Yes, of course it goes from Charles to William. :p

But could it go Elizabeth to Wills, or Elizabeth to Andrew?

"The British Constitution requires that succession passes to the oldest heir, male before female, of the reigning monarch. If there is no direct heir, the line passes through brothers or sisters of the Monarch, but excludes anyone who is Catholic or married to a Catholic."

In any case, it's really not worth wasting time pondering as Elizabeth would never renounce Charles and Charles will outlive Elizabeth.

It would be great if he abdicated to Wills shortly after being crowned though. The Brits may tolerate Wills and Kate and baby George... but how long will they be interested in supporting the crown while it rests on the heads of Charles and Camilla? Heh!

The real question is, will Charles stubbornly hold on to the throne even if he knows he is unpopular and it threatens the future of the monarchy? He just might! What do you think?

26 posted on 02/08/2014 10:21:53 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Casie

There would have to be Royal dying going on for Andrew to succeed. I think that he is currently 5th.

The Act of Succession has changed, birth order from the Sovereign is the only criteria, gender no longer matters.


27 posted on 02/08/2014 10:42:20 AM PST by centurion316
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To: Casie

Joe Biden vs the Prince: Both stupid but the Prince has no personality and is dry and boring where as Joe, the clown at least makes us laugh. Funny stupid seems better than boring stupid to me. LOL


28 posted on 02/08/2014 10:59:14 AM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: onyx

From what I’ve read elsewhere, he’s equally ill informed about Islam.


29 posted on 02/08/2014 11:28:40 AM PST by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: rktman
Whatever the supermarket tabloid headlines say, wouldn't changing the succession require an act of Parliament? Actually acts of Parliaments -- UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.

Up Chuck!

30 posted on 02/08/2014 11:56:38 AM PST by omega4412
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To: Texas Fossil
he has a low opinion of Prince Charles’s ability to govern England effectively.

I thought kings and queens stopped governing a long time ago and that it's been Parliament. I remember reading bios of Duke of Windsor, his dad George, etc. and at that time the royals were supposed to stay out of politics altogether.

What exactly do the royals do but cutting ribbon ceremonies and appearances?

31 posted on 02/08/2014 12:33:47 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: centurion316

UK just last year passed a law making succession by absolute primogeniture rather than male preference primogeniture.

IOW, whether a person is male or female will no longer play a role in succession.


32 posted on 02/08/2014 1:37:16 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Texas Fossil

Excluding Charles from the throne would require an Act of Parliament.


33 posted on 02/08/2014 1:38:42 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Certainly true, in fact exactly the point that I made in Post #26


34 posted on 02/08/2014 1:45:56 PM PST by centurion316
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To: rktman
Those remarks were rankly party-political

That is of course the whole problem. Those holding Charles' view on this subject believe the issue is settled and so beyond party politics. It's like claiming belief in or opposition to the law of gravity is a party politics issue.

In fact, most liberals believe that all liberal views are not partisan political issues, they're just the way all decent people think. Only positions opposing them are considered partisan in nature.

This POV is, for most of them, entirely genuine. They really believe it.

35 posted on 02/08/2014 1:46:40 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Shouldn’t they just go back to drawing a sword from a stone?


36 posted on 02/08/2014 3:28:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Sherman Logan
Those remarks were rankly party-political
That is of course the whole problem. Those holding Charles' view on this subject believe the issue is settled and so beyond party politics. It's like claiming belief in or opposition to the law of gravity is a party politics issue.

In fact, most liberals believe that all liberal views are not partisan political issues, they're just the way all decent people think. Only positions opposing them are considered partisan in nature.

This POV is, for most of them, entirely genuine. They really believe it.

Why wouldn’t they believe it? They are in the middle of a mutual admiration society; everyone they know agrees with them, and they agree with everyone they know. Going along and getting along with the propaganda media is their religion.

37 posted on 02/08/2014 6:52:39 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
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38 posted on 02/08/2014 9:52:24 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: rktman
If the future king thinks he can feather his nest by pandering to the Liberal elements in Great Britain.... he may be in for a cold shower.
39 posted on 02/10/2014 5:45:27 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SMARTY

I think they call it “stark raving bonkers” over there.


40 posted on 02/10/2014 6:02:03 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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