OK - bored now.

#1
Well, I am as pleased as the next chap (stand fast republicans) but it is less than 24 hours since the happy event and we STILL have wall to wall coverage of banal baby/Royal facts and figures. For instance, I shit you not, some bint has just informed us that the baby's father is a helicopter pilot based in Angelsey!

Sad to say that the adverts are more interseting than the programme content at the moment. And the (online) newspapers are just as bad.

Talk about kicking the arse out of something!

Yes I do have an ON/OFF switch and also a life! Just wanted to make a point!
 

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#3
There is always the shopping channel, DVDs, internet porn ( get it while it lasts).

Like it or not, much of the world, whether in Her Majesty's realm or not are interested so if you wanted to watch your normal daytime TV, tough shit. We don't go bananas when the heir to a foreign throne is married or has a sprog but others do for our Royals. What is not to feel good about?

God save the Queen.
 
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#4
Come on - it can't just be me!

I do love the feel good factor, what it mean to UK plc and all the rest and am very happy etc. But the media coverage in parts has been more than banal! Now it is the feeding frenzy about he poor little mite's name!
 
#5
It's not just you. I'm pleased that mother and child are safe and well as I'd be for every mother and child.But that's as far as it goes .I'm not glued to the box with baited breath ;-then I'm a lost cause, A lefty, atheist, republican with little time for a family of interbred [stand fast Kate and Fergie] pea brained Germans who give each other medals. Stand by for incoming.
 

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#6
Don't worry, it'll all be over in a few days.
Not for me it won't. I'm getting a union flag tattooed over my entire body. I've not slept since the birth because i've been shouting my patriotism through the streets, surviving on British things like Gin & Tonic and curries. I'm also hoping i'll get another medal because of this splendid occassion.
 

Seadog

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#8
Jesse wrote

..........family of interbred [stand fast Kate and Fergie] pea brained Germans who give each other medals.
I wasn't going to rise but; interbred? Prince Philip and the Queen are third cousins. In a less well documented 'family' you could marry a third cousin and not know it.

As for pea brained; flying aircraft, navigating, speaking fluent French are not skills found in pea brains. Rambling semi-literate signature blocks are.
 

Blackrat

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#10
As for pea brained; flying aircraft, navigating, speaking fluent French are not skills found in pea brains.
And let us not forget Prince Philip's ability to make me laugh my cock off with his witty remarks that seem to annoy other mere mortals. He knows what he's doing that one.
 

Seadog

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#11
Prince Philip ( praises be upon his name ) had a none too shabby wartime career. His stars aren't for show and he was selected for promotion to Commander before the wife got a better job and he had to make do with being promoted to Admiral of the Fleet. His uncle Lord Louis made 5* 1SL and CDS in the days when we had a massive navy and his Grandad was 1 SL. A pretty good pedigree that suggests that Prince Philip may have made 5* the long way. Not a pea brain then.
 

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#12
For those interested, here's Philip's war service in a nutshell (Source - Wikipedia);

After leaving Gordonstoun in 1939, Prince Philip joined the Royal Navy, graduating the next year from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, as the top cadet in his course. During the Second World War, he continued to serve in the British forces, while two of his brothers-in-law, Prince Christopher of Hesse and Berthold, Margrave of Baden, fought on the opposing German side. He was commissioned as a midshipman in January 1940. Philip spent four months on the battleship HMS Ramillies, protecting convoys of the Australian Expeditionary Force in the Indian Ocean, followed by shorter postings on HM Ships Kent, Shropshire and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). After the invasion of Greece by Italy in October 1940, he was transferred from the Indian Ocean to the battleship HMS Valiant in the Mediterranean Fleet. Among other engagements, he was involved in the Battle of Crete, and was mentioned in despatches for his service during the Battle of Cape Matapan, in which he controlled the battleship's searchlights.
Philip was also awarded the Greek War Cross of Valour. Duties of lesser glory included stoking the boilers of the troop transport ship RMS Empress of Russia. He was promoted to sub-lieutenant after a series of courses at Portsmouth in which he gained the top grade in four out of five sections of the qualifying examination.In June 1942, he was appointed to the V and W class destroyer and flotilla leader, HMS Wallace, which was involved in convoy escort tasks on the east coast of Britain, as well as the allied invasion of Sicily. Promotion to lieutenant followed on 16 July 1942. In October of the same year he became first lieutenant of HMS Wallace, at 21 years old one of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy. During the invasion of Sicily, in July 1943, as second in command of HMS Wallace, he saved his ship from a night bomber attack. He devised a plan to launch a raft with smoke floats that successfully distracted the bombers allowing the ship to slip away unnoticed.In 1944, he moved on to the new destroyer, HMS Whelp, where he saw service with the British Pacific Fleet in the 27th Destroyer Flotilla. He was present in Tokyo Bay when the instrument of Japanese surrender was signed. In January 1946, Philip returned to the United Kingdom on the Whelp, and was posted as an instructor at HMS Royal Arthur, the Petty Officers' School in Corsham, Wiltshire.
Not bad for an inbred pea brain.
 

Rocket_Ron

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#14
There is always the shopping channel, DVDs, internet porn ( get it while it lasts).

Like it or not, much of the world, whether in Her Majesty's realm or not are interested so if you wanted to watch your normal daytime TV, tough shit. We don't go bananas when the heir to a foreign throne is married or has a sprog but others do for our Royals. What is not to feel good about?

God save the Queen.
Depends where you get your news from.
I was watching Al Jezera and their main news was the killings in Egypt, the situation in Syria, etc etc etc. They made do with a ticker tape scroll about the royal birth, pretty different to what the Beeb were pumping out.
 

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#16
Totally unrepentant just off to put up my autographed photographs of Arthur Scargill and Tony Benn.
Rightly so.

A bit about Comrade Scargill you might not know;

On 25 August 2010, it was reported that Scargill had been told that he no longer qualified for full membership of the NUM under union rules he had helped draw up, but was only eligible for "life" or "retired" or "honorary" membership - which did not carry voting rights. In February 2012, Scargill won £13,000 in a court action against the NUM, primarily for car expenses, and for the earlier temporary denial of membership. Scargill admitted there was 'bad blood' between him and the NUM general secretary Chris Kitchen, who said, "I honestly do believe that Arthur, in his own world, believes that the NUM is here to afford him the lifestyle that he's become accustomed to." However, in December 2012, Scargill lost a similar case concerning rent on his flat in the Barbican, London. For years the NUM had been paying £34,000 annual rent for the flat on Scargill's instructions, without the knowledge of NUM members or many senior officials; Scargill claimed the NUM should continue funding his flat for the rest of his life, and thereafter for any widow who survived him. Chris Kitchen said: "I would say it's time to walk away, Mr Scargill. You've been found out. The NUM is not your personal bank account and never will be again."[SUP][/SUP]
Power to the people.
 
#20
Interbred pea brained Germans, who give each other medals,the Iron Cross ??? and live on benefits. How many spare bedrooms at Buck house???
 
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