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Friday, September 9, 2022

QEII: Well Done and Rest in Peace

I am an American Republican/republican. As a rule, I don't care for monarchs and princes and dukes and counts, etc. That rule, however, did not hold for Queen Elizabeth II.

She ran the long race assigned her with grace, dignity, devotion to duty, wit, and deep love of her country, its culture, and traditions, and without a trace of scandal. A remarkable performance from a remarkable person.

Her passing, in my humble and probably worthless opinion, likely means the end of the British monarchy as we have known it. Her one great failing consisted of raising a brood of rather stupid children. The aged Prince of Wales, who I assume will now wear the crown, is a clown, who dabbles in woke causes, has a loose attitude towards the money he gets, and has a personal life far from dignified. I see none of his mother's spirit of self-sacrifice, dignity, and concern for tradition. His children, in turn, well, I don't know. The man once known as Prince Harry appears to have lost himself to the siren song of Hollywood and Malibu. William, we'll see. Maybe.

I am sorry to see Queen Elizabeth II pass on. In our modern world, she was one of a kind.


  1. If only Charles had the vision to pass the Crown straight through to Willliam.

    1. 'If wishes were horses'~~~
      On Watch~~~
      God Save the Queen~~~

      "Let's Roll"

  2. Queen Elizabeth should have wrote her family out
    The world will not see the likes of her again, a magnificent woman

    1. Concur Skip!
      And I'd care share one of
      "the likes of her" which is
      etched in my memory banks~~~
      As the Grandson of a Scot
      born woman, named Elizabeth,
      who attened Her Queen's Coronation
      back in 1953, I was regaled by my
      Grandma's once in a lifetime tale to tell...
      And so the bond was formed such that she,
      the Queen of England was considered family~~~
      Fast forward 10 years, Topside Watch welcomes
      me aboard & I drop belowdecks into the Forward
      Torpedo Room of the USS Grenadier Squadeon 12.
      My new home...had that distinctive submarine smell
      and for a moment I had to take a deep breath but no
      one's home...I look around and everything seems squared
      away for a Sunday. Turning toward the Fwd Battery hatch,
      I lift my leg, and drop my head, just enough to avoid a
      collision, and step thru, I come abrest of the Ward Room...
      No one home there either! To my left, out of the corner of my eye, "A Christmas Card" on the bulkhead, from the Queen of England adressed to the "Crew of the Grenadier", I took it personally, considering my Great Grand Mother was related by her Scots blood, and if that wasn't enough there's my Grand Dad the Sgt Major in Robbie Gordon's Black Watch, and now me, a dedicated card carrying crewmember of the "Grenadier"! I was in reliable hands~~~
      On Watch~~~
      Rest in Peace your Majesty, my Queen~~~

      "Let's Roll"

    2. Queen Elizabeth II.
      "She ran the long race assigned her with grace, dignity, devotion to duty, wit, and deep love of her country, its culture, and traditions, and without a trace of scandal. A remarkable performance from a remarkable person."- wla

      In all probability my humble,
      Not, at all, a "worthless opinion"!

      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

  3. I served my Monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, for over thirty years and held her commission. I am a committed supporter of a Constitutional Monarchy, not for the power it wields, but for the power it denies to politicians who would abuse the trust of those who elected them.
    Rest in Peace Ma'm. Your sense of duty has been an inspiration.

    1. Hear Hear!
      Hand Salute &
      Tks for Service
      David from Oz~~~

      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

    2. David, good point. I should have made that one.

    3. David, excellent comment and very timely. I was counting on hearing from you at this time.

    4. G'day Whitewall,
      Good to know you are still with us. I trust all is well with you.

    5. David, we are okay here. A little brush with Covid recently but we managed. Take care.

    6. David, I realized that for the first nine years of my life, she was my monarch, too. I was born in Canada, moved to the U.S. at age 4, and became a naturalized citizen at age 9. I have always been an Anglophile, loving the literature and the magnificent legacy of the rights of the Englishman.

  4. under her reign england has been almost annihilated as a country. they are overrun with muslims who claim they are conquering england; they run gangs that kidnap girls and sell them into sex slavery. when the british people speak out about what is happening to their country, they are jailed for hate speech. i know she was just a figure head; but when all of this started happening, did she speak out? did she say one word against the illegal invasion? did she say anything about the grooming gangs or the british peoples' loss of their God given rights to self-defense and free speech? if she did i missed it. well done indeed. thanks to her, there may NOT always be an england

    1. The monarch isn't allowed to speak out -- the monarch reads whatever speeches the government give to him or her. Blame the British politicians for the messes you mentioned, not the Queen.

    2. Thank You Sarah, for
      your wise words, and
      diplomatic tempering
      On Watch~~~
      "O ye'll take the high road
      and I'll take the low"~~~
      "Let's Roll"

  5. Well Anon can only hope to have an opportunity
    to piss all over your stinkn grave someday soon.
    Yes some of us know whats right and left in life,
    but even fewer of us have the strength to serve,
    for nearly 70 years.
    God Bless Her & Rest her soul~~~
    Amen +
    On Watch~~~
    "Let's Roll"

  6. When was the last time any of us thought about the Royal Family of the Netherlands? Or of Denmark? Or of Norway? Or of Sweden? Or of Japan? Or of the other countries which still have Royalty?

    My guess is that that is the future of the Royal Family of England. They might get an occasional mention in the media on a slow day when Kim Kardashian has not done anything of note. But they will recede into the background.

    Queen Elizabeth's great contribution was that she had always been there, throughout the entire lives of almost all of us. And now she is gone. May she Rest In Peace.

  7. Her public persona was quite that of a gracious servant. It also sounds like her private persona was too. Yet somehow, her values did not pass down. UK royals can only be compared to hollywood celebrities (american royalty), to which she personally seems to have compared quite favorably. Apologies for the low bar, but there's little for comparison. Rest in peace. Long live King Ralph.

    - reader #1482

  8. I would hope the William has a chance to save the Monarchy before his father destroys it. William of all of the Royals appears to be following in his Grandmother's conduct. Which leads me to a favorite joke. When Harry was having his bachelor party it must have been awkward to be stuffing bills with pictures of his Grandma of it into the g-strings of strippers.

  9. Personally Dip, I consider this your "tribute" to be the finest I've come across. I wholeheartedly concur. And passes that Age from whence all such periods humanity endures must come.

    So far as "our age" is concerned I think we are totally screwed.

    Far as ol' Flop-Ears is concerned I have to acknowledge with a tip 'o the hat to Aesop;

    "But now they're stuck with King Flop-ears, who threw over the catch of the century to marry his horse ..."

    Whose sentiment, overall, though I think he's a little too harsh where the Lady, personally is concerned but still ...

    G-d keep you Elizabeth


  10. I do wish people would not confuse the Monarchy with the actual person wearing the Crown.In the 1000 or so years since William 1 ,there have been good and and bad Sovereigns.The Monarchy has survived them all because that is what the people have wanted.Whether Charles will be good or bad, that remains to be seen.Every Monarch knows that they may be Head of State but they are there only as long as the people desire it.Several have found out the hard way that they can be removed if necessary.

  11. I took the Queen's shilling in 1954. I served her for 40 years. Served the Queen that is, not the various politicians who ran the country. King Charles has made it plain that he will not be pushing various things he feels strongly about. He will model himself on his mother. Those of my countrymen who fancy a republic - just look at the country we share a history with. Biden, Harris and Pelosi.

    1. boe, nice to see you. Right about now our republic is under attack from within at the highest level.

  12. I will never understand the US's obsession with British Royalty. We fought two wars to be free of kings and queens in the past, but now we act like those wars never happened. And far worse we have US Veterans dying from suicide and various poisons hourly, and nobody cares, but a foreign queen dies and the country goes crazy. I will never understand that.

    1. It's easy to be nostalgic about something far away and of no real personal consequence.

  13. While the UK and other countries recognizing the British monarch as their sovereign have my deepest and heartfelt condolences, I'll note that for every Elizabeth II, George VI, or Victoria, there are several Johns, William IV's (who was personally rebuked by the Duke of Wellington), and others who make a royal botch of things. King Richard the Lionhearted is seen as a paragon of chivalry, but his quarrel with Leopoled of Austria and Henry VI of the Holy Roman Empire resulted in his being imprisoned on his return from the Crusades, and necessitating an enormous ransom which doubtlessly weakened Prince John's standing in England (since John had to collect it). Republics have their drawbacks, and through every fault of our own, we Americans may be losing ours. However, in a monarchy, one fool on a throne can do a lot more damage more speedily.


    1. "However, in a monarchy, one fool on a
      throne can do a lot more damage more speedily."

      Perhaps so, back in the "Olden Days", sir K?
      Although our modern rulers, for example,
      our Potus, aka "BiteMe the Lame Brain"
      appears to have brought our Republic,
      and planet Earth, to the Gates of Hell,
      in what now feels as if no time at all!
      We are left in the hands & throes of
      of disaster, to hope and pray, that
      'we the people', in the nick of
      time, may yet defeat what
      appears to be the most
      existential threat to our
      Republic in my lifetime
      Thank G-d we have
      a trustworthy .45~~~
      in the wings~~~
      w/best regards,
      On Watch~~~

      "Let's Roll"

  14. One of the advantages of having a constitutional monarchy is the ability of the monarch - while a political figurehead - to have private discussions with elected officials (the PM) with the force of one being a participant in a thousand years of tradition. One could think of the monarch as a last resort for a behind the scenes intervention. Up to PM to listen or not, but that the monarch can hold such discussions is their privilege. I think that the fascination by Americans with royalty is the persona that that the whomever holds the monarchy gives. We have the US constitution to admire, but the ideas are abstract while a monarch is an existing object in the form of a person.

  15. To Recap, on this beautiful Tuesday 9/13:

    Daniel Greenfield September 11, 2022
    As another 9/11 anniversary arrives, we are not in 9/10, a world before the fall of the towers, nor 9/12, the world that was born in the aftermath of the attacks, rather we are in 9/13.

    In 9/13, the attacks of September 11 are not considered especially significant.

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    In 9/13, years have passed without significant Islamic terrorist attacks taking place on American soil. In past surveys, concern about Islamic terrorism ranks in the low single digits behind everything else.

    In 9/13, culture wars, COVID, pronouns and other concerns have vastly eclipsed not only the barbaric mass murder of thousands, but the recognition that we are at war. And that war is far from over.

    In 9/13, the people who once specialized in talking about the threat of Islam have increasingly moved on. And it's hard to blame them. No one really wants to hear it anymore. It's yesterday's news.

    In 9/13, Mehmet Oz is the GOP Senate candidate, and he's not the only one, Saudi Arabia is our ally again and the vast majority of Americans polled don't think that there's anything wrong with Islam.

    America's Islamic population is growing. The open border doesn't just bring in drug dealers and gang members, but massive numbers of people from the Muslim world. The Afghan airlift and visas will probably end up importing at least a quarter of a million as family reunification kicks in. Our national demographics are being transformed with the same eventual outcome as Europe.

    But it's 9/13. When I write articles about Islam, they perform worse than anything else. And I don't have the same raw feeling toward the day that I used to. The ash used to haunt my nightmares. I snuck past the law enforcement and military presence downtown to make it to the site, the twisted mess of what was left, because I needed to know up close that what I had seen was real.
    But it's not the same.

    I hope it is for you. But I don't think it is for most of us.

    Back then, afterward, I wondered how it was possible to move on and to forget. I was still young then and I concluded that the answer had to be time. With time, pain dulls, what seems fresh grows stale. Such things were abstractions then. I hadn't lived through phases of history or seen generations change.

    That's no longer true. I've seen how people can change. How they can go mad. And how they can forget.

    9/13 is all about forgetting.

    More Knish & comments here:
    On Watch~~~
    "Let's Roll"

    As Elizabeth Rests...

    1. I did not realize that the US was also being swamped with our Islamic 'friends'. Here in UK, we are being deliberately inundated with them. I had to leave the city where I lived when a mosque opened up nearby and moved to a smaller town outside. Even here, they are now taking over the town center. It seems that my country is being deliberately transformed and I regard the Islamization of the West as our biggest existential risk rather than climate change (which seems over-egged by the scientists) and mild respiratory diseases like Covid-19. I despair, I really do.
      God help us all!

    2. This is being done to us by people we elect. People will either rise up and revolt or submit and be lost.

    3. I've gone off-piste here as the original post was about the Queen. Constitutionally, it does not matter as Charles III immediately takes over. From the government website (yeah, I know) "In 2019, the most common ethnic group in England and Wales was White (84.8%), decreasing by 1.2 percentage points since the 2011 Census".
      We have so many problems here which have been swept under the carpet with this period of mourning. We have a huge energy crisis and people will die of hunger and cold this winter. And that's in one of supposedly the most prosperous countries. And despite our problems, we are continuing to import thousands of largely unemployable third worlders each week. Unfortunately, both our main political parties are in favor of mass third world immigration.
      Are there any sane countries left now?

  16. I'm not seeing how any of the Queen's children or Princess Margaret's children qualify as 'stupid', bar, perhaps, Prince Andrew, who associated with Jeffrey Epstein. It's also peculiar to slam Charles for 'woke' causes. Charles is 73 years old and has had the same menu of concerns for thirty-odd years. He's a conservationist in agreeable ways and in some disagreeable ones as well. As for his domestic life, he failed at being married to a very difficult woman (who cheated on him with at least three men whose names are known; who, over a period of 21 years, had periods of estrangement from her mother, her stepmother, one of her sisters and that sister's whole family, and, in her last years, her brother; who picked fights with the royal collaterals living in the residence next to her's; who fired one of her sons' much loved nannies and sliced up another in the media because she no longer had the discretion to dismiss her).

    1. "peculiar to slam Charles for woke'causes.Charles is 73 yrs old and has had the same menu of concerns for30 odd-yrs"

      Sacre Bleau Monsieur Deco~~~
      Pearhaps sew, butt, May Oui, jest call him,
      The "woke": King Stinky Cheese, Please?

      "European civilisation in hands of French cheesemakers, says Prince Charles~~~British future monarch given prize for organic farming by French and says he fears traditional cheese will disappear in a world of genetically modified produce|
      Prince Charles eats a piece of cheese during a visit to a dairy. The Prince has said he fears for the very existence of French cheese in a world of genetically modified produce.
      Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
      Agence France-Presse Mon 30 Nov 2015 20.20 EST
      Prince Charles received a prize in Paris for
      his long-term commitment to organic farming.

      Having spoken earlier at the opening of the key UN climate talks outside Paris, the heir to the throne was awarded the Francois Rabelais prize by France’s institute of sciences and arts, named after the Renaissance scholar and physician.
      ...Prince Charles (C) with French energy minister, Segolene Royal (3-L), and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius (R) arrive for the >-->opening of the climate change summit

      Prince Charles opens Paris climate talksand calls on world leaders to act now|Charles told an audience of distinguished scientists under the institute’s domed roof in the French capital: “The distinctiveness of local cuisine is one of the most important ways we identify with the places and regions we love.”
      "He recalled a visit to Paris in 1992 when he pleaded the case for British specialist cheese producers – and said that more than two decades on, his concerns were only heightened in a world of genetically modified produce.

      “What will become of the Brie de Meaux, the Crottin de Chavignol or the Bleu d’Auvergne?” the 67-year-old asked.
      “In a microbe-free, progressive and genetically engineered future, what hope is there for the old-fashioned Fourme d’Ambert, the mal-formed Gruyere de Comte or the odorous Pont L’Eveque?”
      The prince said that while it may sound “silly” to say so, “a very important part of the whole magnificent edifice of European civilisation rests on the inherited genius and craftsmanship of the people who make such distinguished concoctions”.
      He hailed the French government for launching an initiative to raise awareness of the fact that the world’s soils hold three times as much carbon as the atmosphere.
      “They have calculated that if the quantity of carbon contained in soils could be increased by just 0.45% per year, the annual increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could be halted.”
      Charles said he hoped the French initiative “will be given proper attention by policymakers”.
      The prize the prince received rewards those
      who work to “enhance the heritage of food".
      Well! Mssr Deco,
      Suspect The Queen, to bee, must've
      clutched her pearl ring, till her pinky,
      blanched, So...lets try to keep him in
      the kitchen or the garden, as we
      Yanks, might say cuz we would
      rather not 'ave another 'over
      the mental hill' 'wokest ass-
      cend to the center stage
      of a a world in conflict...
      bless their arrhythmic
      heart rates~~~
      On Watch
      ""Let's Roll"

    2. I'm sure you fancied there was a point to all that verbiage.

    3. "I'm sure you fancied there was a point...."

      Of course, "Deco", and tks so much
      for saying so! I must agree it was some-
      what obscure, but,had hoped, one of the
      New King's fanciers would spot my obvious
      1/2 buried~lead, twas so akin to the subtle
      but bold 'saving grace' pronouncement you
      presented, Br'er Art:
      ~~"He's a conservationist in agreeable ways
      ~~and in some disagreeable ones as well..."
      And so I searched, and I searched, for a report
      that would, or could even begin, to contain the
      elegant thesis you offered to clothe the some-
      what exposed faux pas, of the not exactly grace-
      ful familial aging of Brittania's not very well liked
      Monarch flutterbye~~~Voila~~Frogs~~Stinky~~
      Cheese and Global Warming! Who could ask for
      anything more~~~Now to further Expose the
      hidden in plain sight, Lead Story:

      "He {Stinky} hailed the French government for launching an initiative to raise awareness of the fact that the world’s soils hold three times as much carbon as the atmosphere.
      “They have calculated that if the quantity of carbon contained in soils could be increased by just 0.45% per year, the annual increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could be halted.”
      Holy Moly!~~~
      EV Car parts not necessary from the CCP... and What
      will Greta Thunberg do, esp since Sweden's gone populist,
      saying a prayer for Sweden! and to the World at Large!

      While this 'Agence France Press'{sp} article is somewhere near 6 years old, and "Stinky" was just a boy then of 67, it would be good to know where the Scientific State of the Art actually is at presently, Mr. Art...

      To that end, sent out feelers to one of the top 5 Microbio Universities wherein I have, [when not On Watch] I have one ear, of one researcher, who is currently doing work in the SWS field including actual Public Health topics, not Fauchi's Fiasco...

      AnyhOWl hope to keep y'all posted
      or commented upon if I receive any
      newsworthy updates to the relative
      quantity of carbon contained in our
      Global soils, foreign or domestic~~~

      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

  17. Hip Hip!
    Another "9/13" Patriot
    Performance to remember~~~

    ..."RINOs and Democrats Will Remember September 13th
    ~~~as the Day that MAGA Took New Hampshire~~~
    From: Bannons War Room Published September 14, 2022

    On Watch~~~
    Welcome Home New Hampshire

    "Let's Roll"

    1. "Welcome home!" indeed OW

      That news kinda brings a tear to the eye don't it OW?


    2. Indeed it does, JK!
      Hard to endure the level of
      COmiseration I'm suffering,..
      Knowing that our tired, the
      hungry, and poor, were at
      last, able to escape those
      inhuman border temper-
      atures, and warm to the
      cooling embrace of our
      wealthy lefty cousins
      Way UP NORTH~~~
      On Watch~~~
      p.s, rumor is, the
      maga'naminity of
      NYC has low-
      rent apartts
      that are FREE to ill-
      leagals who're
      on Bidens dole,
      plan permanently,
      Oh the hugemanatee~~~

  18. I'm willing to give King Charles the benefit of the doubt and hope he grows into the office quickly. His going out to greet the mourners at Balmoral was a very encouraging start.

    1. requires his entire bedroom be transported to wherever he goes... not a hair out of place.. all of the same furniture... high maintenance... toss him on his butt, I'd say.

    2. ..."hope he grows into the office quickly"...anon #1
      Sad to say it, but having watched him, step in __IT.
      Slip n' fall, and then manage to drag his peeps down with him... does not bode well for his chances at leadership success -- now in his mid 70s, facing a very dangerous battlespace worldwide, including the Islamist bunch that
      he only seems able to molly-coddle, or make excuses for!
      The trecherous road ahead demands stalwart leadership, with a quick mind, and the keen sense, of a modern day warrior! Not a Gramps on 'Carters lil liverpills' who is looking for his Bed & Blanky when the sun goes down~~~ Methinks, William, may have the Brain, Training, Stamina, and sheer will power, to be a King who can make a difference for his People, his Family, and their Faith... God Save Him~~~
      And while we're praying, P/ease ask the Good Lord to recall Old Joe to Scranton PA... before he puts us all in servitude to the CCP !
      And may he who receives
      the soul of this selfless Queen,
      Please Bless her for eternity~~~
      and Amen+

      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"