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Unconfirmed reports from unnamed sources…

… indicate that the newest royal attention seeker has been born and he shall be named Heir-a-born, son of Aragorn, son of Arathorn.

Gimli, son of Gloín is appointed the Royal diaper washer while Gollum will act as his nanny.

Joe Oliver is apparently jetting across the Atlantic as I type this in order to brief the newest anachronism on the benefits of a trans-Atlantic oil pipeline…

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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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I cannot believe that Britons…

… or Canadians, for that matter, think that the chief royal inbred getting a raise like this is OK.

Incredible. The nation is going through some really austere times, but does that matter to the royals?

Apparently not.

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Here they come again…

… the “royal” family, that is.

Yup, time for the Harperites to once again waste some mega bucks – $1 million range – to host and fête members of Britain’s most famous inbreds.

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore defended the visit Monday in a conference call with reporters, saying the Tories are trying to keep the costs down. “Of the four visits we’ve had, this one will be least expensive for taxpayers.”

He said Canadians should feel honoured to be able to celebrate the “Diamond Jubilee” of a reigning Queen, or the 60th anniversary of the monarch ascending the throne.

The 2009 visit cost of Charles and Camilla cost Canadian taxpayers $1.7-million. A 2010 visit of Queen Elizabeth cost $2.8-million. The 2011 visit by Prince William and Kate cost $1.2-million.

These price tags do not include the security costs that Canadian governments must bear to secure the visit.

The Conservative government is currently chopping $5.2-billion from Ottawa’s budget over several years, a measure which will see at least 12,000 public servants lose their jobs and hundreds of programs trimmed or axed.

Sorry Jimbo… not feeling particularly “honoured”.

And those security costs? On previous visits, security costs were about $1 million.

Sigh.

 

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Can we be annexed by Australia?

…seriously.

Because their PM has balls (figuratively).

More balls than our guys…

 

Of course, Steve probably curtsied. And Peter shurely did!

The queen should be shown the same degree of respect as anyone her age. No more and no less. She is no different from any one of us except for the luck of birth.

Vive la republique canadienne!

 

 

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OMFG…

Do the HarperCons have nothing better to do than send edicts about what should be on the walls of our Embassies and Missions?

This Government is a joke.

Vive la Republique Canadienne!

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Happy CANADA Day!

NOT Dominion Day!

Today is to celebrate the birthday of a great (though currently politically misguided) and independent country. While our Constitution may refer to the land as a “Dominion”, the term is about as anachronistic as Christians turning Leviticus in the old testament for guidance… it just doesn’t “work” in modern times.

And technically, yes, we are a Constitutional monarchy and several thousands – if not millions – of us go completely ga-ga at the notion of the visit of the grandkid of a foreign monarch and his hot wifey. But this still does not negate the fact that the monarchy, like the term “Dominion” is an anachronism beyond belief.

And I won’t even start in on the Judea-Christian roots of the term. You all can guess my thoughts about that!

Anyhow, happy Canada Day, my friends! And it is with hope that on the arrival of next year’s 145th birthday, the political pendulum will have begun to swing away from the current state of monarchism, militarism and hyper-conservatism

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Happy CANADA Day!

NOT Dominion Day!

Today is to celebrate the birthday of a great (though currently politically misguided) and independent country. While our Constitution may refer to the land as a “Dominion”, the term is about as anachronistic as Christians turning Leviticus in the old testament for guidance… it just doesn’t “work” in modern times.

And technically, yes, we are a Constitutional monarchy and several thousands – if not millions – of us go completely ga-ga at the notion of the visit of the grandkid of a foreign monarch and his hot wifey. But this still does not negate the fact that the monarchy, like the term “Dominion” is an anachronism beyond belief.

And I won’t even start in on the Judea-Christian roots of the term. You all can guess my thoughts about that!

Anyhow, happy Canada Day, my friends! And it is with hope that on the arrival of next year’s 145th birthday, the political pendulum will have begun to swing away from the current state of monarchism, militarism and hyper-conservatism

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The “royal” visit – and why I am glad I’ll be outta town!

I detest hero-worship in any form… and the fawning over the “royal” visit is the epitome of hero worship!

Not that I am implying in any way that they’re heroes at all but they occupy the same pantheon as movie and sports celebs. They are false heroes who get paid more than most of us can even imagine, enjoy all of the trappings of celebrity and do precious little to deserve it in real terms.

PLUS I have always taken offense to the fact that a foreign monarch is our Head of State!

PLUS, we taxpayers are going to get dinged at all levels of government for the costs associated with this visit!

I was going to keep my trap shut about this – I have cut back on the blogging a bit to give my ranting a rest – but I HAD to post something after seeing THIS:

HIS OWN EFFING FLAG???

WTF? Who authorised this? Who paid for it? WHO?

Oh. Yeah.

The flag is a testament to the special bond between Canada and the Royal Family and pays tribute to our shared history, traditions and institutions. It will be flown with great pride throughout the upcoming Royal Tour by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,” Harper said in an announcement.

On the lighter side…

 

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And under the title of “who gives a crap”…

… their royal inbredednesses are in Bytown over Canada Day…

Hmmm… maybe book the Thursday off too and head off to Montréal until they leave.

Of course, The Robot is drooling WD-40…

Canadians hold The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in very high esteem and look forward to welcoming them as they embark on their first official Royal Tour as newlyweds,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement. “The couple’s decision to visit Canada first is a testament to our country’s close relationship with the Crown and Royal Family, and an opportunity for all Canadians to take pride in our traditions, history, and institutions.”

Well, THIS Canadian does NOT hold them in high esteem. NOR does he welcome them anymore than I would welcome any other visitor to Canada. The ONLY close relationship I have with the royals is the unfortunate fact that there’s an old lady’s face on the coins in my pocket. AND MAYBE IT IS TIME TO DUMP SOME ANTIQUATED AND USELESS INSTITUTIONS!!!
Man, I’m a sonofabitch today! Must be the killer toothache that I have had for the past few weeks… off to my first root canal on Wednesday. Yay.

 

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