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June 27th, 2013:

Cletus, Jethro, Beula and Slim…

… would all be great names for the yet-to-be-born latest British royal anachronism!
I listened with disgust this morning as some zombie from the monarchist league of Canada (yes, they’re still around and huffing and puffing their “I love da Queen!” royal crap) was being interviewed on Ottawa morning. He was all a-titter about – get this – a “naming party” that this throwback group is having tonight to talk about what the latest royal brat should be named.
Can you say “too much time on your hands”?
I almost rear ended the truck in front of me when the guy said, “well, this will be the King or Queen of Canada, you know.”
I find it unbelievable that a significant portion of our population still buys into the notion that the head of our government should be a foreign monarch with absolutely zero democratic legitimacy. I thought that most of these people would eventually die out, but no such luck so far.
Knowing that I’ll likely not see it in my time, I still feel good shouting : <strong>Long Live the Republic of Canada!</strong>

 

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