Skip to comments.Diamond Jubilee: Guide to the weekend of events
Posted on 06/03/2012 11:37:10 AM PDT by KyGeezer
The Queen is marking her Diamond Jubilee this year and celebrations reach a peak in early June with a four-day weekend of events, between Saturday 2 and Tuesday 5 June.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Headline acts include classic hits and one-off collaborations from artists including Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Elton John, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie Lennox, Madness, Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard and Ed Sheeran.
No doubt streamed live as the River Thames Pageant was today.
It's why we have a Republic.
It works for the Brits. Most Americans hate the Idea of kings and queens. But there are a few mindless souls that want every aspect of their live dictated.Liberals come instantly to mind
I can't think of a single country that still embraces royalty that is a threat to world peace or its own people, with the possible exception of the "comic book" African variety.
On the other hand, scores of "democratic' republics world-wide, including many of the countries of the Organization of the Islamic Conference which are murdering savages towards their own people and a threat to the civilized world; to say nothing of the banana republics in our own hemisphere.
What's to rail about? Even most Americans are kindly disposed to the European Monarchies, with the possible exception of the racist "Great Uniter."
What? No Sex Pistols?
I'd offer that Britain worked despite them, that is, until the Royals started to get into bed with Islam, "Prince" Charles being the prime example.
Well then you need to learn more about how royalty works these days. From Bernhard to the Brits, royals are prime sponsors of UN NGOs: Greenpeace, the IUCN, and the WWF. It was on Prince Charles' yacht that GHWB signed the Agenda 21. So just because you don't see it doesn't make them a threat to liberty.
So just because you don't see it doesn't make them not a threat to liberty.
Sorry. The list of the crimes of royal elitists is very long, including promulgating population control.
Ah...couldn’t you be a bit more respectful during the Diamond Jubilee since you are speaking and writing English and not French or Spanish?
We have someone who thinks she is the Queen.
Her name is Michelle.
“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” - Mom
Oops. Platinum will be in 2022. Why doesn’t FR have a preview which I actually pay attention to instead of just hitting preview and then post.
No, because they're not speaking German.
Have you not watched the news for the past 50 years? Some Americans worship the Kennedys more than the Brits bow to royalty. And the Kennedys have done far worse for our country than the Queen has ever thought about.
I really don’t care about the Royals, but they are not going to rise and somehow reconquer America.. Right now our founding fathers in heaven is laughing at King George the III in how they depend on us for the military protection. The only thing I like about the Royal family is that their ancestry goes back to William the Conquer.
Yes, liberals have the same disease, because every one of them fancies themselves king or queen. It is that very same malady that induces people the desire to use government to control others.
See post 8 if you think the British royals have been so benign.
“Royalty sucks, just like any form of elitism.
It’s why we have a Republic. “
We are still a young experiment; hopefully it is going to work.
Let’s hope that George Washington made the right choice turning down being a new king.
The Royals sponsored the World Wrestling Federation?
I knew it, the next thing you’ll be telling us is
it’s all rigged.
The Queen was amazing......86 years old and she stood for more than two hours in the cold and rain.
Bet she was glad to get back home and have a cup of tea - or something stronger.
Congratulations, your Majesty!
Dang, you beat me to it. Given the Euro-zone and Brussels bureaucrats, it may well be apt to say "there is no future, and England's dreaming".
Boy am I getting old. I never even heard of 7 of the entertainers.
Well we sure have a President that acts like he is a king.
Their agents are, unless you think the Agenda 21 is some kind of obscure conspiracy theory, which would mean you have no clue. If you value your liberty at all, I suggest you check out the UN International Covenant on Environment and Development, because it would codify most of the Agenda 21 into international law, totally outside the control of American citizens.
It was very nice, wasn’t it? I thought the raising of Tower drawbridge was a great touch.
More conspiracy theory nonsense.
Another question, are you a member of the LaRouche movement??
World Wildlife Fund, which has done as much to destroy wildlife habitat as help it because the organisation is totally opposed to private property.
Congrats to the Queen!
Well you sound like one..
There are a considerable number of well established FReepers besides me who would be happy to disabuse you. But seeing as you you chose not to read any of the material I linked, I'm not going to bother. Enjoy your trip.
Well that figures. Do yourself a favor and read the material I linked before flinging loose accusations.
Yes it was a nice touch.....all the years I worked in the City of London never saw the bridge fully open.
The BBC could have done a better job in their coverage. One example.....on board the Dunkirk little ships were two veterans who were actually there - one is 92 and the other 95 - never got a mention.
Also there was little focus on the "Avenue of Sail" Some interesting vessels there.
They'll do a much better job on Tuesday. Services in St Paul's and royal carriage processions are familiar territory to broadcasters.
What’s to rail about? Even most Americans are kindly disposed to the European Monarchies, with the possible exception of the racist “Great Uniter.”
I’m not worshiping the Queen nor pretending the bloodline thing is wonderful. I can’t stand them. And they do have nasty influence around the globe. Charles is big on globalist warming. He wants global taxes on energy for his global government, badly. It’s his dream come true. Royalists should not have power in a democracy when it touches those who have thrown off the monarchy.
More conspiracy theory nonsense.
I think Kevin might be a communist. :)
I would have loved to have seen those old veterans, God bless them.
I didn’t know there would be more coverage on Tuesday. Thanks for the tip!
We may be called a Republic, but we’re organized like an 18th century Monarchy, with the elected POTUS playing the role of the Supreme Monarch, and being regarded as such by the populace and the media. Read the article posted alongside about Obama’s failures, written as if those failures were his alone, and by golly, they are, because our Republican (of the Republic, that is) Monarch doesn’t have to listen to anyone, and this one certainly doesn’t.
We're in bigger trouble than even I thought.
As an American citizen, I am outraged that Her Majesty didn’t invite our leader to the party.
We got a mob of them at the moment. Keep up the good work. There is nothing to worship here and they can go to the BBC forum if they want political correctness for deary queenbird. :)
And I cant stand people who are so pitifully ignorant about other countries (and no, I am no royalist either).
Overlords?. Pathetic, hysterical drivel.
96% of the UK population is NOT Muslim. 4% is and they are in charge now, really?. Name me a Muslim in a prominent British role. You cant, because they dont exist.
YOU have a man with Muslim background as President. Our PM is a white, upper class Etonian of English-Scots-Welsh-Jewish background whose wife is minor aristocracy.
Thats fine, just remember what you have been saying when you whine about Limeys and Yooros having a pop at America and Americans.
Who dont you recognise?.
I will fill you in on them.
Keep in mind I’m an old lady.
The seven I never even heard of are Alfie Boe,Jools Holland,Jessie J,JLS,Lang Lang,Madness,and Ed Sheeran.
The Queen probably never heard of them either.