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It´s a BOY! Duchess of Cambridge
gives birth to healthy baby
and future King weighing
8lb 6oz at 4.24pm with proud
Prince William by her side

Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca English & Martin Robinson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/22/2013 3:37:56 PM

An overjoyed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, and the nation celebrates the birth of a future king. The couple’s son weighed 8lb 6oz and was delivered at 4.24pm today at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington with his proud father, Prince William, looking on. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight, said a spokesman for the palace. The long-awaited baby will be given the title His Royal Highness and be known as Prince of Cambridge,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 7/22/2013 3:39:38 PM     (No. 9436906)

Congratulations to the Mom and Dad, and congratulations to Merry Ole England.

Good on you.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Peaches, 7/22/2013 3:41:39 PM     (No. 9436911)

Huzzah!

May all of the royal hoopla drive liberals crazy.

Congrats to the proud parents!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 7/22/2013 3:41:39 PM     (No. 9436910)

I was wrong again, I thought it would be a 6 lb. girl.

This is a big baby for such a tiny woman.

Congrats to all!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grady, 7/22/2013 3:45:25 PM     (No. 9436915)

Congratulations to the Parents.
I´m waiting for a certain narcissist to announce that that could have him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 7/22/2013 3:45:38 PM     (No. 9436916)

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127

Wonderful news!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/22/2013 3:45:46 PM     (No. 9436917)

Prediction - Future George VII.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/22/2013 3:45:52 PM     (No. 9436918)

King Larry?

I don´t think so.

King Mortimer... will be a great name... j/k

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ualslosar, 7/22/2013 3:46:07 PM     (No. 9436920)

It´s a Boy!

Isn´t it a little early to be putting restrictions on it?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/22/2013 3:46:45 PM     (No. 9436921)

Wait until the poor kid finds out about the royal nut job family he´s been born into.
He has my condolences.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/22/2013 3:48:21 PM     (No. 9436926)

Congratulations to William and Kate! Can´t wait to see the pictures.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: thewarden, 7/22/2013 3:48:23 PM     (No. 9436927)

Yay! Best wishes to the family. I agree with another poster--bet he´s a George, after the Queen´s beloved father. That would be sweet.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/22/2013 3:54:00 PM     (No. 9436935)

Congrats, Parents! Guess we know what will be all over the news tonight.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 7/22/2013 3:55:21 PM     (No. 9436937)

I was sure it was a girl...oh well - CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BRAND NEW PARENTS AND TO GREAT BRITAIN!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 7/22/2013 3:56:52 PM     (No. 9436939)

Actually it would probably be George the V or VI.

George IV was known as Prinny - he of the Regency set and friends with Beau Brummel.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dotty, 7/22/2013 3:57:13 PM     (No. 9436940)

Let´s not forget the beautiful murdered grandmother Diana who fell into the hands of this Eugenicist crime family.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/22/2013 4:00:28 PM     (No. 9436946)

I hope the baby has Kate´s smile. She has the sweetest smile.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 7/22/2013 4:00:54 PM     (No. 9436947)

Ha Ha #8.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: CEP, 7/22/2013 4:01:22 PM     (No. 9436948)

Wonderful news for the Royal couple. The best to the whole family.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/22/2013 4:03:25 PM     (No. 9436954)

Geez, #15, aren´t you full of sunshine.

Congratulations to William, Kate and the entire royal family. To baby Cambridge, welcome to the world.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: yuban, 7/22/2013 4:05:40 PM     (No. 9436957)

Gag me with a burka. I will never understand the hoop la surrounding the royal family crapola.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 7/22/2013 4:08:24 PM     (No. 9436962)

Will our narcissist demand that they name the boy Trayvon?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Shells, 7/22/2013 4:09:17 PM     (No. 9436964)

They will be wonderful parents. Sooo happy for them. Brings a smile to my face and heaven knows that is not easy to do these days.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: babelfish30101, 7/22/2013 4:16:11 PM     (No. 9436973)

Zippy must be praying to Allah that his oldest gets knocked up soon,

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 7/22/2013 4:16:31 PM     (No. 9436974)

I think "Benny" or "Monty"....2 British icons, should be considered (Python not Montgomery)

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Reply 25 - Posted by: shepsmum, 7/22/2013 4:19:15 PM     (No. 9436975)

It´s news and interesting and I wish the couple well, but I´ve been amazed to see the coverage this has gotten.

We´re Americans. We didn´t like royalty and many of the things it stands for. I´m surprised at the level of devotion by the MSM and people commenting -- and the still present reverence for Diana.

But at least it gives us a break from the Trayvon coverage.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/22/2013 4:26:11 PM     (No. 9436981)

They won´t give their boy an old fashioned name. They will saddle him with a modern, and for the UK a unique moniker, like Trayvon!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/22/2013 4:27:00 PM     (No. 9436983)

What happy news!
Congratulations to the proud parents and to Her Majesty the Queen, on the birth of her first great-grandchild.

Champagne for everybody!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: LComStaff, 7/22/2013 4:27:44 PM     (No. 9436987)

If anyone has something crabby to say take it to another site. This is very happy news and we contratulate the entire family.
We´ve had enough ugly going on lately. Let´s relax and enjoy watching our English friends have a great big party.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Evocatus, 7/22/2013 4:28:49 PM     (No. 9436991)

God Save the Queen of the England!

Great news for the Brits.

Best wishes to the young family.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: Drive, 7/22/2013 4:29:42 PM     (No. 9436993)

Thank you, Staff. Here we have doctors who chop babies up and pack them into freezers. Celebrating the gift of life is lovely. God bless them all.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/22/2013 4:32:19 PM     (No. 9436996)

The birth of a baby is a joy to the parents, whether they´re "royal" or poor as church mice.

I share in their joy. Congratulations to the new parents.

As an aside, this means it will be one more generation before the new rule of inheritance of the throne can be used--that the first born child succeeds, whether male or female.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/22/2013 4:36:40 PM     (No. 9437003)

For the life of me I don´t understand the fuss - but it´s reassuring to see that more Brits still celebrate the birth of a king than the death of a prime minister.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: trackman999, 7/22/2013 4:40:51 PM     (No. 9437012)

# 14 George VI was Queen Elizabeth II s father.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Tarheelkate, 7/22/2013 4:42:29 PM     (No. 9437015)

As I understand it, the name the baby goes by may not be the name he assumes as King. William, for instance, could choose one of his several other given names. His great-grandfather, King George VI, was known in the family as "Bertie," his first name being Albert.

Many best wishes to this young child and to his parents.

And won´t the radical feminists be angry! They wanted a girl just to break precedent.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 7/22/2013 4:43:45 PM     (No. 9437016)

Thanks Lucianne and staff. Good sweet news for a change. I´m enjoying the news. Almost and ouch baby! will be a good healthy baby. Congrats to the monarchy!!!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: FLCracker, 7/22/2013 4:45:37 PM     (No. 9437017)

#14 didn´t you see "The King´s Speech?" Georges V and VI were the present queen´s father and grandfather.



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Reply 37 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 7/22/2013 4:48:33 PM     (No. 9437024)

I was talking to my Mother earlier this afternoon as it is her 89th birthday. I told her that in my mind, I bet on Kate´s child being born today as it was a full moon. She smiled on the other end of the line.

Great news as I so appreciate Her Royal Highness & Prince William. My Mother also thought it was a good sign that both the brothers have served honorably in their Military. Happy first day, little one.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: amylu, 7/22/2013 4:52:03 PM     (No. 9437028)

I´ve enjoyed the coverage of this young couple and wish them well with their new baby. William and Kate seem like genuine, decent people who love and respect each other, and they exude grace and class. They waited to have a child until after marriage, which is the proper thing to do.

Meanwhile, here in the U. S., we have the...Kardashians. Oy vey! What role models!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/22/2013 4:52:11 PM     (No. 9437030)

Congratulations to the parents and to all of our UK friends who are celebrating. Here´s to LIFE!

Not trying to be crabby, but I´m guessing that the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary´s hospital must be much nicer than the rest of that place. While visiting London a couple of years ago, I had to take my daughter to the emergency room and St. Mary´s was the closest to our hotel. It was dingy, dirty, shabby and crumbling. The end result of socialized medicine - we saw it in Romania too.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 7/22/2013 4:55:06 PM     (No. 9437037)

Name him Richard! In honour of the discovery of the body of Richard III last year - a great archeological moment.

Actually, I remember when Prince William was born, in 1982. It was right at the end of the Falklands War, and the British had retaken Port Stanley. Some people suggested the new royal baby should be named "Stanley" in honour of the victory. But the prospect of "Good King Stan" didn´t seem to be enough for the royal family to break with tradition.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: BonnieBlue, 7/22/2013 4:59:53 PM     (No. 9437047)

Please oh please oh please let them name him Elvis!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 7/22/2013 5:01:46 PM     (No. 9437050)

#33 George the FIFTH was Elizabeth II´s ...

#36 *facepalm# yes I did see it... So if this were to be another George it would be George VII

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Reply 43 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/22/2013 5:08:44 PM     (No. 9437061)

I think Otis would be a good name....

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 7/22/2013 5:09:13 PM     (No. 9437062)

That was a quick labor. Congratulations to the parents and the Royal Family.

Critics abound, but this family has survived and maintained the aura of royalty when all the other crowned heads of Europe have disappeared or become quite common. The monarchy was proclaimed dead after George III and his useless brood, again after Victoria, after the abdication of Edward VII and in the 1970s. Yet here the monarchy is is on the ascendency in Elizabeth II´s diamond jubilee year with the birth of a boy to a popular heir presumptive

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Moonspinner, 7/22/2013 5:10:18 PM     (No. 9437064)

Congratulations to Catherine and William! Welcome to the world Prince of Cambridge!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: JoniTx, 7/22/2013 5:13:07 PM     (No. 9437068)

Thank You Staff!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 7/22/2013 5:13:48 PM     (No. 9437069)

I never was a "fan" of Diana --I thought she was a self-absorbed twit, but it is sad that she´s not here to welcome her first grandchild.


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Reply 48 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 7/22/2013 5:14:42 PM     (No. 9437071)

Congrats to our royal allies across the pond.
I am sure Queen Elizabeth has recently found a new appreciation for religion. She must have been praying to newly minted St. John Paul for a boy, not a girl, because I am sure she thought the new baby would be named Diane (in honor of the late princess) whom she hated with a passion.

To Kate: Now let´s work on #2. Don´t forget the old saying, "A heir and a spare."

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/22/2013 5:18:41 PM     (No. 9437081)

Happy news to be sure. I hope he has his mother´s dimples.
Richard would be a nice name. I am sure Kate has given it a lot of thought, she has flawless taste and grace.
I hope Diana is smiling..hard to imagine her being a grandmother.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 7/22/2013 5:19:25 PM     (No. 9437083)

Congratulations to the Cambridges. It´s possible that the boy, if named George, would actually reign as George VIII, since there´s been speculation that Prince Charles would choose to reign under the name George if he does ascend to the throne. The previous two guys named King Charles were not exactly an illustrious precedent for a future Charles III.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: ramona, 7/22/2013 5:23:49 PM     (No. 9437093)

I don´t begrudge the Brits their royal family. I enjoy the pomp and circumstance and can appreciate the heritage and traditions, different as they are from our own.

Perhaps one of the many middle names of this new child will be Spencer?
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 52 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/22/2013 5:27:12 PM     (No. 9437096)

Speculation is Charles might become Edward IX. Who knows!

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Reply 53 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 7/22/2013 5:31:36 PM     (No. 9437108)

I was really hoping that they would name him William Robert.

Then we could call him Prince Billy Bob.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/22/2013 5:32:20 PM     (No. 9437109)

Congratulations to William and Catherine and to Her Majesty the Queen. At least some happy news to celebrate instead of the ugliness coming out every day. Whether you like monarchies or not, they represent their country a lot better than the trash we have here right now, let alone less expensive.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 7/22/2013 5:38:59 PM     (No. 9437119)

I truly feel sorry for those who can´t leave their world of hate for even one day and enjoy anything happy and nice. It´s sick.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: trackman999, 7/22/2013 5:52:02 PM     (No. 9437141)

Sorry for the double . #42 When coronated , Elizabeth II´s father ( Albert) took the name of George and became King George VI. King George V was his father. Look it up.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Catherine, 7/22/2013 5:59:47 PM     (No. 9437153)

Ouch! Big boy! My 2nd weight 8 lbs 9 oz. But those little butterballs are a delight. Congratulations to the new Mom and Dad. You are in for so much fun. Can I see his picture now?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 7/22/2013 6:10:53 PM     (No. 9437175)

One of the goofballs on FOX was talking about the "Royal Gynecologist". I wonder if that´s on his letterhead?

Congrats to the royals. Will the baby call Prince Charles Grandpa Chuck?

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Reply 59 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/22/2013 6:35:22 PM     (No. 9437204)

Congratulations to the future King William and Queen Kate. I´m sure they will raise the child right.
No name yet? I hoping for something a little old fashioned - a nod to Medieval times. Perhaps Holden, Braxton, or Rexford.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: FilAm, 7/22/2013 6:42:13 PM     (No. 9437208)

How about naming him Mohammed as it is the most popular name in England now.Perfect way to reach out to the Muslims.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: MMC, 7/22/2013 6:42:23 PM     (No. 9437209)

I am going to throw my hat in on name speculation:

HRH Phillip Michael Charles Spencer....

Great Grandpa
Grandpa
Grandpa
nod to Mom´s Memory

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Reply 62 - Posted by: happywarrior, 7/22/2013 6:46:26 PM     (No. 9437219)

Hoping for a King Henry VIIII!

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Reply 63 - Posted by: Mrs M, 7/22/2013 6:49:34 PM     (No. 9437223)

Well Congratulations! One thing is for sure. His Royal Highness will have His Royal Hiney cleaned just like any other baby. I wish this couple a long and happy marriage many lovely kids. Blessings on all of them

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Reply 64 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 7/22/2013 7:04:20 PM     (No. 9437235)

Wow! A news story about the birth of a legitimate baby!

When was the last time that happened?

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/22/2013 7:04:48 PM     (No. 9437236)

#58, I seriously doubt it. There might be a discreet Royal Warrant, as in:

The warrant is typically advertised on company hoardings, letter-heads and products by displaying the coat of arms or the heraldic badge of the royal personage as appropriate. Underneath the coat of arms will usually appear the phrase "By Appointment to..." followed by the title and name of the royal customer, and then what goods are provided. No other details of what is supplied may be given.

The doctor´s warrant might simply say "provider of medical services" or something low-key like that. See: http://tinyurl.com/ly64l8j

As for the name, I´d love to see the child named after William´s brother, Henry (or Harry, as he is more commonly known). He might also be named Michael, after Kate´s father. As long as he´s not named Charles. . . .

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Reply 66 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/22/2013 7:07:36 PM     (No. 9437242)

Congratulations to the royal family.
What´s not to like about Kate or William ?

Poor Harry can´t catch a break it seems. Bumped by a baby.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: Java D, 7/22/2013 7:10:22 PM     (No. 9437251)

Nice to read some happy news for a change. Best wishes to the baby & his family.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 7/22/2013 8:00:15 PM     (No. 9437320)

Thank you staff! I am so happy for the young couple who deserve the best. Kate had one big baby! My son weighed 8 lb. 13 oz. many moons ago and you never forget it! Congratulations to the Monarchy and Great Britain, friends of the USA until Obama.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: ragu, 7/22/2013 8:14:45 PM     (No. 9437336)

All the best to William, Kate and the new one for a lifetime of happiness.

Also, congratulations to the Royal Family and the Middleton family.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: fembot, 7/22/2013 8:15:03 PM     (No. 9437337)

I must admit to some cynicism during the Great Kate Wait about the fact that all the media reports limited the baby´s possible genders to only two.....

However, this is not a day for cynicism. Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the Royal Family and all of Great Britain. Lord knows it´s nice to see some happy news for a change!

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Reply 71 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 7/22/2013 8:39:10 PM     (No. 9437365)

#61 good name! Hope they use it.

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Reply 72 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 7/22/2013 8:44:11 PM     (No. 9437376)

Thank you staff.

This is wonderful news, and I wish nothing but the best for this attractive family.

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Reply 73 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 7/22/2013 10:24:48 PM     (No. 9437482)

#62 - that would be Henry IX. And I doubt he´ll be named Henry. William´s brother is Henry. Harry is just a nickname.

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Reply 74 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/23/2013 2:06:00 PM     (No. 9438568)

Thank you, Lucianne Staff.

I never thought of Spencer as one of the middle names, but I think it would be entirely appropriate. I´ve thought of "James" as well, to honor the King that gave us the King James Bible, or George, to honor the Queen´s father.

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Reply 75 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/23/2013 2:09:57 PM     (No. 9438574)

How about the patron saints of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales:

George Andrew Patrick David. It has a nice ring.


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Reply 76 - Posted by: broken01, 7/24/2013 11:45:07 AM     (No. 9440237)

Congrats to the proud parents. That´s a big baby. My daughter was 8lbs 4oz so yeah I´m sure that was some work pushing but Kate looked as good as ever. I say name the boy Richard since that´s such a strong kingly name. Whatever you do don´t name him after grandpa Charlie. We all know what kind of stand up guy he turned out to be.

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U.S. military assets in the Black Sea are on high alert amid reports Ukraine troops traded gunfire Tuesday with pro-Russian militants. A journalist with Associated Press reported intense gunfire at an airport in eastern Ukraine after the government sent in army troops to retake control from militiamen loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The mayor of Kramatorsk told the Associated Press that Ukrainian troops have now occupied the military airport and are blocking its entrance. The action comes a day after the revelation a Russian fighter jetted buzzed a U.S.S. destroyer multiple times over the Black Sea.

Democrats target 30 House
Republicans on immigration
Politico, by Seung Min Kim    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:08:34 PM     Post Reply
House Democrats are rolling out a new strategy to target 30 House Republicans on immigration reform during the two-week congressional recess, marking a last-ditch effort to force GOP action on a legislative overhaul. The new pressure tactic includes a memo distributed to those 30 districts held by Republicans who have expressed public support for some sort of immigration reform, many of them backing a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Democrats hope the document — which highlights statements made by those Republicans in favor of reform, as well as data showing the district-specific economic

Is Scott Walker on his way to
2016 front-runner status?
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 2:28:49 PM     Post Reply
Scott Walker has a 16 point lead (56-40) among likely voters in his race for governor, according to a poll from Wisconsin Public Radio/St. Norbert’s. Among registered voters, his lead is essentially the same (55-40). The survey was conducted between March 24 and April 3. A Marquette University survey conducted between March 20-23 also showed Walker with a nice, though smaller, lead. In that poll, Walker outdistanced Democrat Mary Burke 48-41. Revealingly, Walker fares well in an electorate that does not seem particularly conservative and that, if anything, appears to be slightly to the left of American voters in general.

UC Irvine Should Immediately Rescind
Its Invitation to 2014 Commencement
Speaker (and War Criminal) Barack Obama
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 1:34:30 PM     Post Reply
Note: This post was inspired by the #DropDropbox campaign. On March 20 the University of California, Irvine, announced that Barack Obama will give the commence address to its class of 2014. This is deeply disturbing, and anyone—or any university—who values ethics should be concerned. Why is this? Because he was part of the failed Obama administration? Because he is a Democrat and we should hate Democrats? No. This is not an issue of partisanship. It makes sense that UC Irvine would want an accomplished, high-level, well-connected individual as their commencement speaker. There is no doubt that Barack Obama is an

Democrats are talking about race
and the Republican Party an awful
lot lately. Is it a smart midterm strategy?
Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 1:24:18 PM     Post Reply
When Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Steve Israel (N.Y.) was asked Sunday whether he thinks his Republican colleagues are racist, he responded with a frankness that is rare in politics and even less common when it comes to sensitive issues like race. "Not all of them, no, of course not," Israel said on CNN´s "State of the Union." "But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that´s unfortunate." Israel´s not the only high-ranking Democrat to advance some version of that argument recently. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Republican reluctance

Must Reads: Obamacare
Celebrates Its First Tax Day
Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 1:17:00 PM     Post Reply
Every a.m., Mediaite publishes a primer of what the interweb machine is writing, talking, tweeting, and blogging about, so that you may fool friends and family into thinking you are a trove of information and insight. Today: happy tax day! Obamacare may already be affecting your taxes, though only if you’ve got enough to get the check; plus, the future partisan divide of immigrants makes life even tougher for the GOP, and whycome there aren’t more Obamacare ads like Mark Begich’s? “What Obamacare Means for Your Taxes” (Sophie Novack and Sam Baker, National Journal) Obamacare may have just raised your

Yet Another Crazy Conservative
Conspiracy Theory Proven Correct
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 1:05:11 PM     Post Reply
In 2009, in the earliest weeks of President Barack Obama‘s administration, the White House made the controversial decision to take the unprecedented step of moving the Census Bureau from control of the commerce secretary over to the White House ahead of the decennial 2010 census. Conservatives sounded alarm bells. “It takes something that is supposedly apolitical like the census, and gives it to a guy who is infamously political,” said Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) of then White House Chief of Staff Rham Emanuel. “Requiring the Census director to report directly to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is a

Gallup: 52% of Americans Say
Federal Income Taxes Too High
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 12:48:38 PM     Post Reply
Just in time for tax deadline day, a new Gallup poll finds that a majority of Americans -- 52 percent -- say they pay too much federal income tax, while 42 percent say they amount they pay is "about right." Three percent said their federal taxes are "too low." Gallup says the percentage who say their taxes are "too high" has hovered around 50 percent since 2003, although the current 52 percent is up from the 46 percent who said "too high" two years ago. While a slim majority of Americans say their federal tax burden is too high, roughly the

Omission Outrage! Big Three
Networks Censor Huge IRS
Scandal Developments
Newsbusters, by Geoffrey Dickens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 12:45:56 PM     Post Reply
At this point it might take a dead body to get the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks to give the IRS-Tea Party scandal any sort of real coverage. Huge developments in the last week – like IRS official Lois Lerner receiving a criminal referral from the House Ways and Means Committee and e-mails proving she fed tax information on a targeted group to the staff of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) – were completely censored by ABC and NBC news. Only a 90 second report on Thursday’s CBS This Morning kept last week’s revelations from being totally blacked out on

Kansas Jewish Center Gunman
didn´t just Appear out of Nowhere
American Thinker, by Stu Tarlowe    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 5:26:15 AM     Post Reply
He’s not “unknown”, and he didn’t just pop up on the horizon. The alleged killer of three at the Overland Park (Kansas) Jewish Community Center and a nearby Jewish retirement home didn’t just “appear out of nowhere”; he’s a man who has been in the public eye before, right here in the Kansas City area and elsewhere, along with his foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Jewish and white supremacist views. The suspect, identified as Frazier Glenn Cross of Aurora, Missouri, is also known as Frazier Glenn Miller or simply Glenn Miller. As Glenn Miller, he ran for the U.S. Senate from Missouri in 2010.

Post-apocalyptic scenes engulf
Chile as helicopters, airplanes and
firefighters struggle to contain wildfires
that have killed 15, devastated
2,000 homes and left 8,000 homeless
Daily Mail (UK), by Tara Brady    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 4:44:42 AM     Post Reply
Helicopters, airplanes and firefighters have been struggling to contain wildfires that have killed 15 people, devastated more than 2,000 homes and left 8,000 homeless in Valparaiso, Chile. A 15th body was found today and the toll of destroyed homes has risen to more than 2,150. As smoke rose from smoldering ruins all over the picturesque coastal city, many compared the scene to Dante´s inferno. Scroll down for video - Some people made their way home after days without sleep, only to discover ruins. The fires, so hot they created their own fierce winds, consumed a few entire neighborhoods. In other



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Megyn Kelly and the
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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
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Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

White is not right: Campus admins ask
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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
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Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive


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