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  • Some People Think Queen Elizabeth’s Jewelry Threw Shade at Donald Trump

    07/18/2018 3:29:27 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 42 replies
    US via MSN ^ | 7/18/18 | Anon
    Here’s a topic to “brooch”! Queen Elizabeth II may have thrown a little shade toward President Donald Trump with the jewelry she donned on Thursday, July 12, the same day Trump arrived in England. The small green flower brooch the British monarch wore on Thursday as she welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar to Windsor Castle has special significance. Dubbed the American State Visit Brooch, the vintage jewelry item was a gift from former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama from their state visit in 2011. According to Politico, the Obamas purchased...
  • Queen left to meet Donald Trump ALONE as senior royals SNUBBED US President

    07/15/2018 12:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 15, 2018 | Joe Gamp
    THE QUEEN was left to take on her royal duty alone when she met Donald Trump and wife Melania, with Prince Charles and Prince William refusing to join in the elaborate welcome. Senior members of the Royal Family, including the first and second in line to the throne, had informal discussions about the trip, and let it be known they did not want to take part in arrangements for the US President’s four-day UK visit. Downing Street and Buckingham Palace both said as Trump’s tour of the UK was not an official state visit, there was a singular plan to...
  • Royal family 'snub' Trump: Prince Charles and Prince William forced the Queen to meet ...

    07/15/2018 5:31:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 109 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jessica Green
    Complete Headline: Royal family 'snub' Trump: Prince Charles and Prince William forced the Queen to meet the US president alone after they refused to take part in his four-day-tour of Britain Prince Charles and Prince William 'snubbed' Trump during his visit to Britain Royal father and son apparently shared their desire to not take part in the trip The first two in line to the throne did have other engagements during stay Prince Charles and Prince William reportedly 'snubbed' the US President during his visit to Britain - leaving the Queen to meet Donald Trump alone at Windsor Castle. The...
  • President Trump made some major missteps when meeting the queen

    07/14/2018 9:25:54 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 159 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tanya Edwards
    President Trump met with the queen of England today and committed several protocol gaffes that left many feeling that his behavior was an insult to Britain and lacked the respect that should be shown the monarch — and if not a monarch, a 92-year-old woman. The president was soundly condemned on social media for walking in front of Queen Elizabeth as they inspected a guard of honor of the Coldstream Guards. The queen was forced to bob and weave as she caught up to walk alongside him. Trump did appear to notice, and in the video below you’ll see that...
  • Eulogy for John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

    07/04/2018 8:58:51 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Dartmouth College ^ | 1826 | Daniel Webster
    ...No two men now live, fellow-citizen, perhaps it may be doubted whether any two men have ever lived in one age, who, more than those we now commemorate, have impressed on mankind their own opinions more deeply into the opinions of others, or given a more lasting direction to the current of human thought. Their work doth not perish with them. The tree which they assisted to plant will flourish, although they water it and protect it no longer; for it has struck its roots deep, it has sent them to the very centre; no storm, not of force to...
  • The passing of the Queen will be one the most disruptive events in Britain since WWII

    07/04/2018 9:23:19 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 2018 | Rob Price
    Since ascending to the throne in 1952, the monarch has seen 13 prime ministers serve Britain and lived through another 13 US presidents. She's now 92. At some point — not for many years yet, we hope — Queen Elizabeth II's reign will come to an end. But what happens then? For at least 12 days — between her passing, the funeral and beyond — Britain will grind to a halt. The stock markets and banks are likely to close. But to focus on the financial disruption doesn't begin to describe the sheer magnitude of the queen's death. It will...
  • First Televised Speech from Her Majesty, the Queen

    06/28/2018 6:28:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    royal.uk via youtube, speak-ola ^ | December 25, 1957 | Queen Elizabeth II
    It is inevitable that I should seem a rather remote figure to many of you. A successor to the Kings and Queens of history; someone whose face may be familiar in newspapers and films but who never really touches your personal lives. But now at least for a few minutes I welcome you to the peace of my own home. That it is possible for some of you to see me today is just another example of the speed at which things are changing all around us. Because of these changes I am not surprised that many people feel lost...
  • The Royal Couple in Pictures

    05/20/2018 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 19 May 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Well, today was the big day for Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, so it seems appropriate to offer a few Royal romances as our Saturday movie date. The most directly relevant movie, Royal Wedding, made in 1947, was set in London against the background of Prince Harry's grandparents' nuptials and starred Fred Astaire and an actress whose dad was an actual guest at the actual real-life wedding - Sarah Churchill, daughter of Winston. But I'll say a few words about that tomorrow night in our Song of the Week department, and today cast our net a...
  • Royal Wedding Emblematic of the Decline of the Church of England

    05/20/2018 9:46:25 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 139 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | MAY 19, 2018 | BY PAULA BOLYARD
    The ceremony itself featured an African-American bishop who cited the American civil rights movement and quoted Martin Luther King Jr. as often as he did Jesus. The couple opted for a secular song, “Stand by Me,” performed by a predominantly black gospel choir—jaws literally dropped—in addition to old-school Christian hymns sung by the congregation. The traditional Anglican vows were altered slightly to allow the outspoken feminist Markle to opt out of the traditional promise to obey her husband. While the acceptance of people of color into the royal fold is a welcome and long-overdue change, the acceptance of divorce and...
  • Harry and Meghan’s English, Scottish, and Irish Titles Confirmed

    05/19/2018 2:27:31 PM PDT · by davikkm · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART LONDON
    (AFP) — Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their wedding on Saturday, Buckingham Palace announced just hours before the ceremony. “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel,” it said in a statement. “Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.” A dukedom is the highest rank in the British...
  • The Queen opts for a colourful ensemble in shades of lemon and lime for Harry and Meghan’s wedding

    05/19/2018 11:08:44 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2018 | Martha Cliff
    The Queen has officially welcomed Meghan Markle to the royal family following her wedding to grandson Prince Harry. Earlier today the monarch bestowed the couple with the royal titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Following the announcement the Queen attended the ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor on Saturday.
  • US bishop becomes break-out star of the royal show

    05/19/2018 7:35:22 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2018 | Hannah Parry
    A US bishop stole the show with his fiery address at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. The Most Reverend Michael Curry has been praised for his passionate speech which touched upon slavery, the Old Testament and even quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many of social media were delighted to see the American reverend 'shake up' the traditional royal proceedings. The preacher also provoked a few chuckles in the chapel - and even Harry and Meghan couldn't help but giggle at one point.
  • Meghan Markle will begin bridal procession alone, in bold feminist statement (new SJW Princess?)

    05/18/2018 1:12:00 PM PDT · by ethom · 178 replies
    CNN ^ | May 18 2018 | Max Foster
    Meghan Markle will make a striking feminist statement in her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, choosing not to be chaperoned for much of the procession down the aisle of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, CNN has learned. In an unprecedented step for a royal bride in the UK, Markle will walk unescorted down the aisle of the chapel nave, after being met at the West Door by a member of the clergy. She will be accompanied in this first part of the wedding procession only by her bridesmaids and page boys, with the senior church figure walking ahead. Prince Charles...
  • Washington crosses the Delaware (Christmas Day 1776)

    12/25/2017 5:30:30 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    During the American Revolution, Patriot General George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey. The unconventional attack came after several months of substantial defeats for Washington’s army that had resulted in the loss of New York City and other strategic points in the region. At about 11 p.m. on Christmas, Washington’s army commenced its crossing of the half-frozen river at three locations. The 2,400 soldiers led by Washington successfully braved the icy and freezing river and reached the New Jersey side of the...
  • Loyalists and Loyalism in the American Revolution

    Loyalists, those colonists that affirmed Britain’s authority over the colonies, were described at the time as "persons inimical to the liberties of America." In the republican ideology of the new nation, tories were vilified as offenders against the public good who acted out of ignorance, cupidity, or moral obtuseness. But if the political complexion between 1775 and 1783 is accurately described as equally divided among patriots, loyalists, and those diffident or disaffected, understanding loyalism is essential to unlocking the puzzle of revolutionary America. Between 60,000 and 80,000 Americans chose to go into exile after 1783. Among these were many of...
  • A Sigh Of Relief Heard Round The World!!!

    11/09/2016 4:41:30 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/16 | Dave Merrick
    America has just done its own Brexit on steroids! This, if we do it right, might be a second 1776!! It’s 3 AM my time, election night, and my feet have not touched the ground for the past couple of hours. The last active brain cells in my head are rattling around like a couple of BBs in a coffee can. The suspense of yesterday’s election was chilling, to say the least, and I am shot. I’m sure many of my readers are just as incredulously elated as I am. Finally shutting my eyes on a year of anticipation, these...
  • This Day In History: Aug 27, 1776 - The Battle of Brooklyn (aka, Battle of Long Island)

    08/27/2016 6:00:01 AM PDT · by ETL · 13 replies
    various sources
    The Battle of Long Island, also known as the Battle of Brooklyn and the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, fought on August 27, 1776, was the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War to take place after the United States declared its independence on July 4, 1776. It was a victory for the British Army and the beginning of a successful campaign that gave them control of the strategically important city of New York. In terms of troop deployment and fighting, it was the largest battle of the entire war.After defeating the British in the Siege of Boston on March...
  • This Day In History: Aug 22, 1776 - British Invasion Of New York

    08/22/2016 5:10:38 AM PDT · by ETL · 37 replies
    various sources
    On August 22, Howe’s large army landed on Long Island, hoping to capture New York City and gain control of the Hudson River, a victory that would divide the rebellious colonies in half. On August 27, the Red Coats marched against the Patriot position at Brooklyn Heights, overcoming the Americans at Gowanus Pass and then outflanking the entire Continental Army. Howe failed to follow the advice of his subordinates and storm the redoubts at Brooklyn Heights, and on August 29 General Washington ordered a brilliant retreat to Manhattan by boat, thus saving the Continental Army from capture. At the Battle...
  • Vanity: George Washington to Trump: Courage and Bedrock Devotion to Country

    06/17/2016 6:24:13 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 19 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/17/2016 | PoconoPundit
    We cannot find the smallest part of the personal weight of Washington in the narrative of his exploits.  The largest part of his power was latent.  This is that which we call Character, -- a reserved force which acts directly by presence, and without means.  What others effect by talent or by eloquence, this man accomplishes by some magnetism.  "Half his strength he put not forth."  His victories are by demonstration of superiority, and not by crossing of bayonets.  He conquers, because his arrival alters the face of affairs. R.  W.  Emerson, Character from Essays: Second Series (1844) While...
  • The Real Redcoats: How the British fought the American Revolution—bravely

    04/28/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 107 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 28, 2016 | Alan Pell Crawford
    A few paces west of the public beach in Yorktown, Virginia, is a little cave looking out toward the water. We all know Yorktown from history class. This is where, in October 1781, the British army commanded by Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans under General George Washington and the French under the Comte de Rochambeau. It’s not much of a cave, really, but tourists by the thousands stop to peep into it, as they have for more than two centuries. It is known to this day as “Cornwallis’s Cave,” and for most of our history visitors have been told...