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  • The Election's Ominous Results

    12/07/2016 5:54:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | Sha'i ben-Tekoa
    Yes, it is good that Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, especially in light of revelations of her private email security breaches and pay-for-play administration of the State Department. If true, she belongs in prison. However, what is ominous is the number of voters who, despite all that was known of her crimes, still voted for her. This is not a sign of a healthy American electorate. It seems the same citizens who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 after his disastrous first four years voted for her. Many people who go the polls in our generation are simply not thinking....
  • The U.S. doesn’t need a king, but might as well have one

    11/06/2016 5:27:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot ^ | November 6, 2016 | Taylor Millard
    The latest suggestion to end the political rancor in America is…a monarchy! Nikolai Tolstoy writes in The New York Times how a king or queen would make America more stable. Indeed, the modern history of Europe has shown that those countries fortunate enough to enjoy a king or queen as head of state tend to be more stable and better governed than most of the Continent’s republican states. By the same token, demagogic dictators have proved unremittingly hostile to monarchy because the institution represents a dangerously venerated alternative to their ambitions.Reflecting in 1945 on what had led to the rise...
  • Netflix’s New $130m Drama ‘The Crown’ Debuts Fabulous Trailer

    09/28/2016 8:01:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 28, 2016 | Tom Sykes
    It is being billed as the most expensive TV series ever produced—with a budget of $130 million—and the first official trailer for the forthcoming Netflix series The Crown is setting high expectations among fans of costume dramas. The Netflix drama focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with a series of unimaginably daunting private and personal challenges as she ascends to the throne following the unexpected death of her father, George VI.
  • Biden silences protester by invoking memory of his son

    09/02/2016 5:49:56 AM PDT · by Thickman · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9-2-2016 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden invoked the memory of his son to silence a protester at a campaign event for Hillary Clinton. “My friends died, my American friends,” an audience member heckled, interrupting the vice president at a campaign rally Thursday night in Cleveland.
  • Was Queen Victoria a 'sexless old bag'? No, that was an invention by woman-hating gay courtiers [tr]

    08/21/2016 7:19:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2016 | Chris Hastings
    Dour, sexless, perpetually unamused… Queen Victoria has had a notoriously bad press since her death in 1901. Yet according to A.N. Wilson, the historical adviser to ITV drama Victoria, this reputation is not only wide of the mark, it was deliberate propaganda masterminded by a Royal Family desperate to suppress the truth about her passionate nature. The court appointed two misogynistic homosexuals to get this message across – the suave courtier Viscount Esher and the academic and writer Arthur Benson, who wrote the lyrics to Land Of Hope And Glory. Together, they sanitised her letters for publication.
  • Australian government pressured to cut ties with Britain

    01/25/2016 9:41:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2016 8:30 PM EST | Rod McGuirk
    The Australian government came under mounting pressure on Australia's national day on Tuesday to appoint an Australian head of state to replace the British monarch. Every Australia Day, an eminent Australian citizen is made Australian of the Year in recognition of his or her contribution to Australian society. The 2016 Australian of the Year, former Chief of Army David Morrison, said in his acceptance speech on Monday night that he intended to use his new public profile to campaign for Australia severing its constitutional ties to Britain. ...
  • On the coronation and anointing of French monarchs

    11/13/2015 9:13:41 AM PST · by NRx · 4 replies
    Orthodox in the District ^ | 11-13-2015 | OITD
    Titled women of the French nobility (duchesses and countesses) could inherit land and titles from their fathers if they had no surviving male issue to succeed them, but from antiquity the throne and crown of France adhered to Salic Law, which permitted succession to the throne only through the male line and excluded all females. A central theological and ceremonial reason for why the French monarchy did not permit female succession was the highly sacramental nature of the coronation rites, in which the king exercised a quasi-sacerdotal role and held certain sacred instruments which, it was believed, women could not touch....
  • Business as usual for the Queen as she surpasses Victoria and tributes pour for [tr]

    09/09/2015 6:16:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2015 | Stephanie Linning
    The Queen today surpasses the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch. But rather than mark the milestone with high-profile celebrations, it is business as usual for Her Majesty as she carries out official duties in Scotland. With Prince Philip by her side, the Queen was greeted by cheering crowds as she arrived in the village of Tweedbank, where she opened the new £294million Scottish Borders Railway. In a speech to hundreds of well-wishers, the monarch thanked supporters for their 'touching messages of great kindness' on a day she described as a 'milestone', adding it...
  • [ From July 23, 2012 ] IS THERE ANY POINT IN THE ROYAL FAMILY? (In UK)

    07/05/2015 10:33:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies ^ | July 23, 2012
    Does Britain still need the Royal Family? All in favour – say aye Let’s start with the simple numbers; the Royal wedding cost approximately £20m and it is calculated to have generated £1bn for the economy. Now I’m no financial guru, but according to my calculations, that’s a hefty profit. God knows what the Jubilee did. OK, so we’ve established the wedding may have helped our struggling economy, but how else do we benefit from royalty? Aside from the millions of pounds earned from tourists visiting their endless estates and fancy buildings, the Royal Family are highly respected worldwide, they...
  • Spain's Little 'Prince' Shamed for Racist Rant

    06/01/2015 8:21:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Jun 2015
    Spain's royal bad boy has hit the headlines again after shouting racist abuse at a teenage boy who criticised him for attempting to jump the queue at a Madrid theme park. From King Juan Carlos’ rumoured affairs to Princess Cristina’s fraud trial, the Spanish royal family is never far from another controversy and now the next generation of Spanish royals are living up to their family’s reputation. King Felipe’s nephew, Felipe Juan Frolián de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y Borbón, known as Frolián, threw a hissy fit last week when, like a mere commoner, he had to wait in...
  • Did the Catholic Church really support the Divine Right of Kings?

    03/23/2015 2:34:33 PM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 65 replies
    Refuting the Belief that the Catholic Church ever supported the notion of the Divine Right of KingsI this article I will help to refute the false belief that the Catholic Church ever supported the so called “Divine Right” of kings. I will show that the concept of “Divine Right” is actually not a Catholic and for most part a medieval concept, but rather a concept which derived from the Late medieval ages, and which found its way into complete acceptance in the Protestant Reformation. Similarly I will show that to much extent the Catholic Church actually helped develop much of...
  • Jordan Gives Prison Term for Criticism on Facebook

    02/16/2015 6:52:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    ny times ^ | 2-15-2015 | RANA F. SWEIS
    AMMAN, Jordan — The deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was sentenced on Sunday to 18 months in prison for criticizing the United Arab Emirates in a Facebook post. The state security court, a special body that has jurisdiction over Jordan’s internal and external threats, found the Brotherhood leader, Zaki Bani Rushaid, guilty of “acts harmful to the country’s relations with a friendly nation.” On his personal Facebook page, Mr. Bani Rushaid wrote on Nov. 17 that the Emirates, an important ally of Jordan and one of several countries in the region, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, that...
  • Buckingham Palace guards withdrawn amid fears of 'lone wolf' terror attack

    12/29/2014 12:18:32 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | December 28, 201 | Anil Dawar
    Soldiers of the Queen’s Guard have been pulled back from public positions at many landmarks in response to possible threats from Islamic extremists.
  • Richard III's DNA throws up infidelity surprise

    12/02/2014 4:36:01 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-2-14 | Paul Rincon
    Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree. Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications. Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it could cast doubt on the Tudor claim to the English throne or, indeed, on Richard's. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications. But the scientists would not be drawn on what meaning it might have - if any - for the current Royal Family, as it was still unknown...
  • Does Richard III's DNA question the Queen's right to the throne? Analysis reveals relative of

    12/02/2014 11:06:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2014 | Fiona McCrae and Sarah Griffiths
    He was one of the nation’s most notorious monarchs in life, and Richard III is still creating controversy more than 500 years after his death. Genetic analysis of a skeleton discovered beneath a car park in Leicester three years ago has confirmed it did indeed belong to the last Plantagenet king. Much more intriguingly, it held a secret that could shake the foundations of the Tudor dynasty. The genetic discovery even raises a question mark over the current Queen’s royal heritage. DNA analysis revealed that one of Richard III’s male relatives was cuckolded - leading to his wife giving birth...
  • Obama Is Not a Monarch

    11/19/2014 1:08:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2014 | SEN. TED CRUZ
    The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the President threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally. To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American People. The Democrats suffered...
  • Don't let me be last Queen of Scotland: Monarch in talks with PM over UK break-up

    09/08/2014 5:57:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | September 7, 2014 | Jason Beattie and Victoria Murphy
    The Queen is said to be privately horrified at the prospect of Scotland voting for independence from the UK. It is believed the referendum – which could make the monarch the last Queen of Scotland – dominated her discussions with Prime Minister David Cameron on his annual visit to Balmoral at the weekend. The growing panic over the break-up of the UK was fuelled by a YouGov poll which put the nationalist Yes campaign ahead by 51% to 49%. Buckingham Palace aides said the Queen had asked for daily updates on the state of the campaigns.
  • Princess Letizia To Become Queen Of Spain

    06/02/2014 11:02:52 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 69 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Jamie Feldman
    Congratulations are in order for the new King of Spain, Felipe! CNN reported Monday that the 46-year-old prince will be taking over the throne from his father, King Juan Carlos I, who feels it's time for a younger leader. But a new reign doesn't just mean change for Spain, it also means a new queen. Felipe's wife, and arguably one of our favorite royals (besides Kate Middleton, of course), Princess Letizia will take over for Sofia, who has held the title since 1975. Even though we don't always agree with Letizia's sartorial choices, the 41-year-old has, on occasion, pleasantly satisfied...
  • Podesta Helps Obama Play Dictator

    05/06/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | May 6, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's move on to the White House now and the reestablishment of climate change and global warming as a new primary impetus of the White House because it offers the president opportunities to be dictatorial. Executive orders and executive actions. Now, John Podesta was dragged out yesterday to all of a sudden make some comments about this. John Podesta was Bill Clinton's chief-of-staff, and he's over at a think tank. I think it's The Center for American Progress. I get 'em confused. Think Progress, Center for American Progress, Advanced Liberal -- (interruption) Center for American Progress, yeah....
  • America Needs a King

    01/03/2014 9:02:39 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | January 2, 2014 | Michael Auslin
    Does America need a monarch? Ever since, according to legend, George Washington turned down the chance of becoming the new country’s king, America’s identity as a republican nation of citizen rulers has been rock solid. Indeed, nothing can stir patriotic anger more than the suggestion that the U.S. president is acting like unelected royalty. Yet even before independence, John Adams argued in favor of a “republican monarchy” of laws, lamenting, “We have so many Men of Wealth, of ambitious Spirits, of Intrigue … that incessant Factions will disturb our Peace.” Looking at the United States, today, Adams was prescient, with...
  • Thus Spake Obama - The incompetence of our neo-monarchy (Mark Steyn)

    11/15/2013 2:57:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies
    National Review Online ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    It is a condition of my admission to this great land that I am not allowed to foment the overthrow of the United States government. Oh, I signed it airily enough, but you’d be surprised, as the years go by, how often the urge to foment starts to rise in one’s gullet. Fortunately, at least as far as constitutional government goes, the president of the United States is doing a grand job of overthrowing it all by himself. On Thursday, he passed a new law at a press conference. George III never did that. But, having ordered America’s insurance companies...
  • Update: Fmr CNN Producer Exposes Multiple Obama Birth Certificates; Alabama Supreme Court

    08/28/2013 10:41:04 AM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 86 replies
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | 8-28-2013 | Kevin Powell
    Make no mistake, if you or I robbed a bank would we keep the money if caught? In a word, NO! For CNN to say it is a “moot point” whether or not Barack Hussein Obama AKA Barry Soetoro / Soebarkah is eligible to hold the Office of the United States Presidency is a travesty to the nation! CNN is fully aware that an official law enforcement investigation spanning more than 23 months by the duly authorized Cold Case Posse for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona led by the Constitutionally elected Sheriff Joe Arpaio has determined that the...
  • US shutdown: would a Queen help?

    10/03/2013 11:30:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 4, 2013 | Michael Koziol
    So, the US needs a Queen. At least according to the Washington Post, whose foreign affairs blogger Max Fisher offered up this little history lesson comparing the US government shut down to Australia’s 1975 constitutional crisis. Take us back, Britain, and absolve us from this intransigence as John Kerr did in Canberra! The piece straddled the common divide between “look at those wacky Aussies” and “hey, maybe these people have a point”, which seems to characterise the US’ attitude toward our policies on health and guns. In a sense, we’ve never really recovered from that Simpsons portrayal of the land...

    07/17/2013 9:20:54 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 124 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 07/17/2013 | Matt Drudge
    Link to Washington Post Article. There goes the British Empire. The Monarchy has fallen.
  • ‘Germany needs moral guidance of a monarchy’

    06/07/2013 8:46:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 6 Jun 13 15:36 CET | Jessica Ware
    Germans might not know it, but they desperately need the moral guidance of a reinstated royal family, the great-great grandson of the last Kaiser, Prince Philip Kiril of Prussia, told The Local’s Jessica Ware in an exclusive interview. “Subconsciously, I think young Germans wants something they can orientate towards,” said Prince Philip. The 45-year-old father of six may work as a Protestant vicar, but he has become one of the loudest voices out of those who want to see Germany revive its monarchy. Since Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated in 1918, the country has been without a monarchy. But Prince Philip...
  • Funeral For Serbian King 70 Years After Death

    05/26/2013 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    <p>Hundreds of mourners including Serbian government officials have attended a state funeral for deposed King Petar II Karadjordjevic decades after his death in exile.</p> <p>The reburial of the king and other members of the former royal family is seen as an important act of national reconciliation.</p>
  • Restored monarchy gains young Germans’ support

    04/26/2013 11:17:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies ^ | 25 Apr 13 17:32 CET | (The Local/jcw)
    One in five Germans would like to see the monarchy restored, according to a survey released on Thursday. Young Germans were even keener on replacing the president with a new Kaiser. … Despite swelling support among the young, most Germans still oppose the idea. 51 percent of all respondents said that having a king or queen would cost too much money. Sixty nine percent said they were completely against the idea. …
  • Secret papers show extent of [British] senior royals' veto over bills

    03/22/2013 5:52:53 PM PDT · by annalex · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 14 January 2013 | Robert Booth
    Secret papers show extent of senior royals' veto over bills Court order reveals how approval of Queen and Prince Charles is sought on range of billsRobert Booth The Guardian, Monday 14 January 2013 The Queen was asked for consent on a range of bills, including those affecting her estates. There is growing concern in parliament at a lack of transparency over the royals’ role in lawmaking. Photograph: Sergeant Dan Harmer [...] The internal Whitehall pamphlet [...] shows ministers and civil servants are obliged to consult the Queen and Prince Charles in greater detail and over more areas of legislation than...
  • Islamic Republic of Great Britain under President Charles Windsor?

    03/21/2013 11:04:24 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | Enza Ferreri
    The UK's Queen Elizabeth II has unfortunately been ill with gastroenteritis recently. Understandably this has started speculations, I hope premature, about what could happen in case of her death. I like her, and I wish her a very long life. Who will succeed the Queen is a very worrisome question. I dread to think of her son and heir to the throne Prince Charles as the King, not only because of his, shall we say, lack of grasp of reality (Oriana Fallaci, the Italian best-selling author who, with her book The Rage and the Pride (Amazon USA) , (Amazon UK) ,...
  • BEFORE and AFTER the Exhumation of the Remains of King Peter II / Some thoughts

    02/10/2013 3:42:30 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies ^ | February 10, 2013 | Aleksandra Rebic
    The former gravesite of King Peter II in St. Sava Monastery before his remains were exhumed and transferred to Serbia. This was his gravesite for 42 years, from the time he died in November of 1970 to January of 2013. Photo by Aleksandra Rebic, February 25, 2012.The former gravesite of King Peter II in St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, IL U.S.A. after his remains were exhumed, January 17, 2013. Photo courtesy of Vera Dragisich.Aleksandra's Note: It's been almost a month since the remains of the only European king buried on American soil, HM King Peter II Karageorgevich, were exhumed at...
  • The Game of Thrones in North Africa

    01/18/2013 1:14:36 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 13 January 2013 | Michael J. Totten
    It feels strange visiting a country like Morocco and listening to people extol the virtues of a political system my country waged a revolution against. Morocco has a king, and he’s a real one too, not some kind of a figurehead. But I went there, I listened, and after almost ten years of visiting Middle Eastern countries wracked by tyranny, terrorism, botched revolutions, and wars, I was perhaps a bit more willing to hear what they had to say than I might have been a decade ago. A monarchy is a tough sell for Americans. The founders of our country...
  • S.C. man wants to be elected King of the USA

    10/18/2012 2:48:39 PM PDT · by Buck Sparkman · 20 replies
    Charleston CIty Paper ^ | 10/18/12 | Buck Sparkman
    Kevin J. High wants to be the king of the United States. He's not joking. In fact, he's so serious that he's invested several thousand dollars in pursuit of what many surely believe is a quixotic quest. And he's spent two years writing a book, King, detailing what exactly he intends to do once the crown is on top of his head. For High, at the heart of it all is a feeling that something is wrong with the United States, that America is broke and our ever-squabbling, always fund-raising elected officials in Washington are unable to fix the problem....
  • Mrs. Obama: ‘Barack Has Done a Phenomenal Job Working Around a Congress...’

    10/12/2012 10:24:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    [Y]ou can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a Congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways,” First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday on Tom Joyner’s radio program. “And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a Congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues,” she said. “But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have Barack...
  • The man who should have been King: Australian forklift driver...

    08/16/2012 3:38:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, August 16, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Mike Hastings, 71, was a real-life aristocrat, born the 14th earl of Loudoun, who moved to Australia in 1960 in search of adventure. He made international headlines in 2004 when a Channel Four documentary team conducted extensive research into the monarchy and concluded his ancestors were cheated out of the crown in the 15th century. Hastings, an avowed republican, died on June 30 and was buried today in Jerilderie, about 465 miles southwest of Sydney, the local Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser reported. He was a descendant of England's House of York, whose dynastic struggle with the House of Lancaster became...
  • Liechtenstein votes to keep royal veto

    07/06/2012 5:47:01 AM PDT · by annalex · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 02 Jul 2012 09:00 GMT+1
    Voters in Liechtenstein on Sunday rejected a move to limit the powers of the royal family in a controversial referendum seeking to abolish the ruling prince's right to veto legislation.     Crown Prince Alois A total of 76.1 percent voted against the proposals for the tiny Alpine principality, where the ruling Liechtenstein family has a net worth estimated by Forbes at $5 billion. Crown Prince Alois, who was appointed acting head of state by his father Hans-Adam II in 2004, had threatened to quit if the referendum passed and eliminated the veto right which is enshrined in the constitution. The...
  • Hundreds of police officers in crime-ridden Chicago protecting wedding Valerie Jarrett's daughter

    06/15/2012 3:58:30 PM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | June 15, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Up to 200 police officers are expected to be taken off the crime-ridden streets of Chicago to provide security at the wedding of a senior White House adviser as President Barack Obama flies in to attend. The First Family will jet into Chicago this evening as Valerie Jarrett’s daughter Laura Jarrett, a former Harvard Law student, prepares to wed fellow graduate Tony Balkissoon on Saturday. The wedding will take place in the backyard of the Jarrett family home in Kenwood, with some gatherings planned at the nearby Obama mansion. Between 100 to 200 police officers will be drafted in to...
  • Meese: Obama Administration 'as Close to a Monarchy as Since Days Of George III'

    02/15/2012 3:44:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/15/12 | Patrick Burke
    Former Attorney General Ed Meese says the Obama administration’s “disdain for Congress” and its efforts to consolidate power within the executive branch through the use of “czars” makes it “as close to a monarchy as since the days of George III.” “In what was purported to be the most transparent and the most law abiding administration in history, as the president said when he was inaugurated, has now sunk into the least transparent and the most disdainful of the Constitution as we’ve ever seen,” Meese said during a panel discussion Tuesday sponsored by the American Action Network
  • Prince Harry qualifies as Apache pilot

    02/08/2012 6:03:19 PM PST · by Labour-Watch · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 08, 2012
    Prince Harry has qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot after 18 months of rigorous training in the UK and the US, the Ministry of Defence has said. The third in line to the throne was awarded a prize for best co-pilot gunner at a dinner on Wednesday at his RAF training base in Ipswich, Suffolk. He and 20 others who graduated now have limited "combat-ready status". Previously, the prince has hinted of his wish to return to Afghanistan after his first tour of duty was cut short. Last April, he suggested it would be pointless to train as a helicopter...
  • Romney on Romneycare: ‘I Am Not Going to Walk Away From That’

    11/17/2011 3:56:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-11-17 | Katrina Trinko
    Don’t expect Mitt Romney to backtrack on his Massachusetts health-care plan at any point this election cycle. “I am sure there are many people who have calculated, and perhaps correctly, that the healthcare plan I put in place in Massachusetts is not good for me politically, and if I want to encourage my political future, I should say it was a mistake and walk away from it,” Romney told Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto in an interview set to air later tonight. “You have seen a lot of candidates look at their biggest vulnerability, call it a mistake, and...
  • ROYAL WEDDING TIMETABLE (with historic details from print edition)

    04/28/2011 7:45:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 1,170 replies · 2+ views
    EXCERPTED FROM NY POST PRINT EDITION 4:00 AM Live media feed begins. 5:10 AM Wills and and best man Prince Harry first to leave Clarence House for Abbey. Charles and Camilla leave. Clarence House is Charles, Camilla, sons' home. Built 1825-27 for William IV. William and Kate's London home after marriage. 5:40 AM Queen and Prince leave Buckingham Palace---built in 1702 by request of Duke of Buckingham. Queen Victoria was first sovereign resident in 1837. Ballroom---site of the reception---is 120' long 5:51 AM Kate and dad leave Goring Hotel in 1950 Rolls Royce Phantom IV---auto attacked with Charles and Camilla...
  • Natural Born Citizen Not Same as Natural Born Subject

    In feudal or monarchical constitutional theory, individuals were the subjects of a monarch or sovereign, but the republican constitutional theory of therevolutionary and post-revolutionary period conceived of the individual as a citizen andassigned sovereignty to the people. The distinction between citizens and subjects is reflected in Chief Justice John Jay’s opinion in Chisholm v. Georgia, [2 U.S. (2 Dall.)419 (1793)the first great constitutional case decided after the ratification of the Constitution of 1789: [T]he sovereignty of the nation is in the people of the nation, and the residuary sovereignty of each State in the people of each State . ....

    02/24/2011 5:48:19 PM PST · by La Lydia · 11 replies
    The Royal Universe ^ | February 24, 2011
    On 23 February 1981, exactly 30 years ago, Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina led 200 agents of the Guardia Civil into the Spanish Parliament, taking all members of Parliament and the government ministers hostage. He declared a coup and claimed to install military reign with the support of the monarch, King Juan Carlos I. However, that same night, King Juan Carlos denounced the coup and clearly expressed his support for the Spanish Constitution and democracy, thus effectively ending the military coup. In the aftermath of General Franco’s reign, King Juan Carlos I – his designated successor – installed democracy in...
  • Bedouin tribes accuse Jordan's Queen Rania of corruption

    02/15/2011 3:51:45 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Tuesday 15 February 2011 14.03 GMT | Laurent Zecchini
    In an unprecedented move the leaders of Jordan's main Bedouin tribes have published an open letter addressed to King Abdullah II accusing his wife, Queen Rania, of corruption. The text, released on 5 February, is signed by 36 representatives of the main Bedouin tribes. It comes at a particularly difficult time for the king, whose authority has been sapped by the growing discontent voiced by demonstrators. ... The letter makes no direct reference to the issue of the country's fragile ethnic balance, but claims that the queen, of Palestinian parentage, has created centres of power serving her own interests. This...

    02/11/2011 11:24:38 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    AFPC Eurasia Security Watch ^ | 2/11/2011 | Jeff M. Smith, ed.
    The early weeks of 2011 have been marked by a surge of protests in the Middle East and North Africa have now overturned two longstanding autocratic regimes, in Tunisia and Egypt. However, the wave of democratic protests have not been contained to the Maghreb, even if the entrenched regimes of the Gulf and Levant do not appear under immediate threat. One country being watched very closely by Washington is Jordan, which ranks as one of America’s staunchest allies in the region. Jordan looked an unlikely target for the kind of social unrest found elsewhere in the region, with a more...
  • Is Queen Rania the Next Target of Middle Eastern Violence?

    02/11/2011 12:53:11 PM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies · 3+ views
    The Stir Blog ^ | February 9, 2011 | Sasha Brown-Worsham
    Is Queen Rania the Next Target of Middle Eastern Violence? Posted by Sasha Brown-Worsham on February 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM Comments (4)| Likes (5) Share 18 Queen Rania of Jordan is undoubtedly an international celebrity. Most of this is due to her marked beauty and taste for fine things. But her lavish lifestyle may soon come to end as Jordan is showing some signs that it could be the next Egypt or Tunisia. Recent revolts, like the ones that took out Tunisia's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and currently threaten Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, have been played out on...
  • Democratic Aristocracy

    12/10/2010 7:54:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    The American Conservative ^ | December 9, 2010 | Sean Scallon
    It’s rather dismaying to see the thoughtful and well-regarded online magazine Front Porch Republic being roiled by a series of articles written by editor John Medaille celebrating the virtues of monarchism as compared to democracy. I don’t believe John’s point was call for the U.S. to build its own Buckingham Palace or design its own crown and scepter, which will never happen in a million years. It was to simply show the follies of democratism as a guarantor of the public’s liberties compared to an enlightened king (one tyrant 3,000 miles away as compared to 3,000 tyrants one mile a...
  • God Save the Colonies(America should adopt the British monarchy as its own??)

    11/22/2010 9:20:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11/19/10 | ALEX MASSIE
    God Save the Colonies Why America should adopt the British monarchy as its own. BY ALEX MASSIE | NOVEMBER 19, 2010 When British Prime Minister David Cameron told his cabinet colleagues the happy news of Prince William's engagement this week, the Queen's ministers cheered and thumped the table to signify their joy. Many Britons were equally delighted that the prince and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, had finally sealed the deal -- evidenced in the acres of newsprint and fawning television coverage. To be sure, the hype has bored many others witless. Some sophisticates even wrote off the matter as "two...
  • Some Doubt if Any King Is Still Fit for Sweden

    08/25/2010 5:38:32 AM PDT · by Cronos · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24-Sierpie&#324;-2010 | John Tagliabue
    Two dozen members of an association to abolish the monarchy were settled around a table in a spacious apartment in the north end of the capital when someone in the back of the room muttered, “Two hundred years since the French Revolution, and still we have a king.” == Indeed, so fast has membership in the Swedish Republican Association grown in recent months, rising to more than 7,300 from 2,500 one year ago, .... ==snip== “Support for monarchy is falling across Europe,” said Mona Abou-Jeib Broshammar, the association’s secretary general. == Born in Lebanon to a Syrian father and Swedish...
  • Duke Henry of Parma-Bourbon is Dead: Socialist claimant to the Spanish Throne

    08/20/2010 10:00:39 AM PDT · by 0beron · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/19/2010 | Tancred
    Editor: We try as best we can to grieve with Catholic Spain at the loss of one of its sons, whose troubled history has come to an end as he goes to his particular judgement like all men must. The Duke is a claimant to the throne of Spain now held by King Juan Carlos. Like Prince Norodom Sihanouk, he was one of those quixotic legitimist leaders who sided with the Communists. After reading his life story, you can come to understand the grudge that is held by many Traditionalists against Franco for choosing a man for King who had...
  • Julia Gillard (PM) wants Australia to become a republic at end of Queen’s Reign

    08/18/2010 4:20:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/18/2010 | Bonnie Malkin, Sydney
    Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister, has said Australia should cut its ties with Britain and become a republic when the Queen dies or abdicates. Ms Gillard, who was born in Wales and moved to Australia with her parents aged five, acknowledged that many Australians had “deep affection” for the Queen, but said that the status quo could not remain. “What I would like to see as prime minister is that we work our way through to an agreement on a model for the republic,” she said during an election campaign stop in Queensland. “I think the appropriate time for...