Mrs. Greenspan needs to retire. Her Majesty came for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestowne and received a great welcome from Virginians. I doubt Hew Majesty was moping about how all of this should be hers.
NBC’s Mitchell: Queen Had to ‘Put Up With’ the ‘Indignity’ of Celebrating U.S. Bicentennial
As did you and the other clueless, socialist-loving filth at NBC...
That was no indignity - it was a mutual celebration among friends. Britain and King George, by the early 1780’s, were ready to let America go - they had their own issues, financial, France, etc.
No, the real indignities are like some clown sending back to sender the official state gift of Winston Churchill’s bust, to name just one.
I don’t give two S**** about any King, Queen, Duke, Prince, and mostly a Princess. As I could not care less about an old fart NBC goblin like Mitchell.
Before he became King in 1831, William IV, King George III grandson, was stationed in New York City and George Washington approved a plot to kidnap him.
Katy Kay, it’s like grandchildren: you can love them while they’re here, but you’re also happy that they don’t stay.
Queen Elizabeth II would no doubt be shocked to learn that Americans were ever her subjects.
Turns out if there was no US, the British would be speaking German today. So it was a good thing we did get our independence for their sake.
In order for that statement to be true, SHE would have had to have been Queen in 1783.
Andrea Mitchell is a freaking moron. Elizabeth didn’t seem to think it was an “indignity.” From her Bicentennial speech in America :
“It seems to me that Independence Day, the Fourth of July, should be celebrated as much in Britain as in America. Not in rejoicing at the separation of the American Colonies from the British Crown but in sincere gratitude to the Founding Fathers of this great Republic for having taught Britain a very valuable lesson......
“We learned to respect the right of others to govern themselves in their own ways. This was the outcome of experience learned the hard way in 1776. Without that great act in the cause of liberty performed in Independence Hall two hundred years ago, we could never have transformed an Empire into a Commonwealth!........
Today, to mark the 200th anniversary of that declaration, it gives me the greatest pleasure, on behalf of the British people, to present a new bell to the people of the United States of America. It comes from the same foundry as the Liberty Bell, but written on the side of the Bicentennial Bell are the words Let Freedom Ring.”
I am sure that Americans who lost relatives in WWI & WWII defending England enjoy hearing that.
It’s easy for us to like the Royals, we don’t have to pay for them.
Why is it that the left ALWAYS has to put down/insult our country? I don’t get it. The very freedoms they enjoy to spew their distasteful opinions are guaranteed by the actions of the UK’s former subjects.
What will they do when the socialist utopia they dream about comes to fruition and they cna no longer speak freely?
Liberals run down and destroy everything ultimately.
She went to a Bicentennial dinner with the Fords and gave a nice speech for an event that took place 200 years ago.
What is this loon smoking?
As others have already pointed out, that would be one very old queen.
Writer can't write or think..
Andrea has no class. The Queen does whether she is Queen or not and the Queen is no second class citizen like Andrea. She is no second class citizen like Andrea because she doesn’t act like one despite her royal heritage.
here are some links to The Queen’s 1976 visit to Philly:
People like Mitchell don't like those who in some manner pose a challenge to the virtual country club to which they belong. They have made themselves important by believing that: 1) you have to be smart to be in government, 2) where you went to college defines you as a leader and designates you as part of the elite intelligentsia, 3) somewhat like knowing the secret handshake that gets you into a child's treehouse, knowing and being able to regurgitate certain boorish credos of the left makes you a member of a special and important group of people.
If only they knew how laughably pathetic they are.
During the Bicentennial she toured the USS Constitution. A ship that had repeatedly humiliated the Royal Navy during the War of 1812. Upon noticing that one of the ship’s 24 pounder bore the coat of arms of George III, she apparently quipped to Phillip that when they got home she needed to have a word with the Minister of Defence over “foreign arms sales”.