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A whiny Meghan Markle retreats
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Posted By: Magnante, 2/22/2020 5:30:27 AM

On Tuesday, news broke that the Queen had banned Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from marketing the “Sussex Royal” brand. Friday morning, another story broke, saying that Meghan was whining about this because she and Harry had already invested money in selling themselves. Also on Friday, the Queen won and Meghan backed down. Queen Elizabeth comes from a generation that holds that you can’t eat your cake and have it. In other words, when you make choices, you have to take both the benefit and the burden of that choice. Meghan Markle, on the other hand, is a child of the Veruca Salt generation.

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Meghan: Suck it up, Buttercup

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C 2/22/2020 5:37:14 AM (No. 325902)
Now can we be done with this lost couple?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 2/22/2020 5:58:00 AM (No. 325915)
Breeding always tells!! In the case of Nutmeg, it is shouting through a freaking bullhorn!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Petronius 2/22/2020 6:18:04 AM (No. 325930)
No way I would allow those two to associate themselves with the Royal Family. Talk about Brand Dilution!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: privateer 2/22/2020 6:30:15 AM (No. 325940)
'sno white is lucky the Queen didn't send the Royal Huntsman to pay her a visit. For their brand, might I suggest: sub ex-royal.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 2/22/2020 6:32:18 AM (No. 325941)
Any day now Meghan is going to turn her anger and disappointment on her once-royal husband and it will be all over. Responsibility does not take hold in those of her breeding. Only then will our suffering end.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ARKfamily 2/22/2020 6:54:10 AM (No. 325959)
I can't help but wander in my thoughts that Hallmark is becoming part of the Hollywood crowd. Seems like actors and actresses sit atop their "high and mighty horses" and think everyone else is a deplorable. I apply that thinking to a majority of people who work for the government.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFNader 2/22/2020 7:06:06 AM (No. 325966)
Click
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Reply 8 - Posted by: foxfire 2/22/2020 7:22:31 AM (No. 325983)
We care about these parasites why?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: planetgeo 2/22/2020 7:34:03 AM (No. 325993)
Yup. I give their marriage about another 18 months. Tops.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40 2/22/2020 7:35:07 AM (No. 325994)
If there is divorce(which now looks like when rather than if) will the Queen pay the alimony?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: franq 2/22/2020 7:38:23 AM (No. 325998)
When they bust up, I can see the Brit tabloids with some sort of "Mexit" headline.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum 2/22/2020 7:54:48 AM (No. 326026)
Harry sold his birthright for nothing more than a harpy gold digger whom he will never be able to satisfy. She abandoned her family and now has torn this miserable weak whiner of a man from his family, heritage and duty that gave his life purpose. What a fool some men are in the face of a greedy manipulative woman. He will eat humble pie sometime in the future when he returns to the royal fold. It has already cost him his self-respect but that break up will costs hundreds of millions. What a foolish man child. Making a laughingstock of yourself on the world stage has to hurt. He allowed a strumpet to disrespect his grandmother, the royal family, and his nation.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: GO3 2/22/2020 7:55:07 AM (No. 326027)
What the Queen gives, she can take away. The lineage folks at the palace twisted themselves into pretzels to rationalize a title for the Duchess, but it sure as heck wasn't based on blood lines. Harry will always be in the House of Windsor; Markle however had her meal ticket taken away by the simple act of withdrawing a proprietary title. I think the message is Harry can return to status quo if he dumps the low-class foreigner.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: anniebc 2/22/2020 7:56:39 AM (No. 326032)
Can we retire this subject? After all, the queen did, in effect, say away with them? Let's listen to the queen.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/22/2020 8:01:17 AM (No. 326041)
I'm waiting on Hillary! to swoop in and "save" the poor dears.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: janjan 2/22/2020 8:02:01 AM (No. 326042)
Meghan, meet the Queen.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: snapper451 2/22/2020 8:13:28 AM (No. 326061)
The Yoko Ono of the royals. She is a disgusting twit.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: seamusm 2/22/2020 8:16:39 AM (No. 326070)
What a great line, the 'Veruca Salt' generation!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rather Read 2/22/2020 8:30:50 AM (No. 326094)
It seems as though she wanted the perks of royalty but didn't want to do the work (which can be terribly boring), or obey the rules. That's not how it goes and I am sad to see Harry whom I liked very much caught up in Meghan's web.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: ControlFreak 2/22/2020 8:42:31 AM (No. 326111)
I don’t know if any of you are watching the HBO series The New Pope, but the best part of the show is that the Pope disses Meghan Markle.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: starboard 2/22/2020 9:00:19 AM (No. 326138)
The Queen made a good decision. After Meghan and Harry get a legal divorce. Prince Harry will be reinstated into the royal family. It's obvious what Meghan is up to. She's has Harry on a leash, especially now with baby Archy. Read they just bought a house in Malibu. She can't wait to get back into the swing of things. I'm with #9 ... 18 months.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: msjena 2/22/2020 9:14:25 AM (No. 326153)
Did Prince Harry think Meghan was a famous actress in the US? Few had ever heard of her before she became involved with Harry. Now she has what she always wanted—fame. Does anyone else think Harry may be a bit dim?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Krause 2/22/2020 9:20:11 AM (No. 326162)
Uh oh, now she is married to just a 'guy.'
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Reply 24 - Posted by: msjena 2/22/2020 9:29:45 AM (No. 326180)
Breeding? Whose—Meghan’s or Harry’s? Harry’s mother was a bit unstable, his father has some weird ideas, his great-great-uncle David abdicated the throne for an American divorcee—sound familiar? Meghan seems narcissistic, for sure, but it’s not because she has inferior “breeding.”
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Reply 25 - Posted by: legalart 2/22/2020 9:54:38 AM (No. 326222)
Nouveau-riche talent-deprived little diva, who keeps reminding us she's BI-racial to stave off criticism (shades of Barry-O), thinks she can undo centuries of tradition via millennial whining and virtue signaling. God save the Queen, indeed. As for #6, I usually do not post anything for other posters, but there are 1,000's of people in government who are decent and extremely hard-working; just go look for them. It's too bad the rotten apples always get the attention and smear the rest of us.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: red1066 2/22/2020 9:55:34 AM (No. 326224)
The end of this marriage couldn't come fast enough for the royals. Hopefully Harry is coming to his senses and sees what a mess he's created by marrying this leach. I wonder just how much Harry wanted to move out of England. I'll bet Meghan said we can live in both places just to get Harry to go along with the whole affair. First it was live in Canada. Now the story is they're looking at a mansion in Hollywood. As their whole plan begins to unravel, idiot Harry might just wake up and realize what a horrible mistake he made getting involved with this person.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: TXknitter 2/22/2020 9:57:36 AM (No. 326225)
Well #2, breeding sure missed a beat then when it came to Fergie, lol. I like the rest of your description though!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: earlybird 2/22/2020 10:13:28 AM (No. 326249)
Why do those who are tired of a subject - whatever subject - insist on coming on threads to say they believe it should not be posted? Control freakism?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: jacksin5 2/22/2020 10:28:24 AM (No. 326272)
Lesson for today Sparkle: Under no circumstances, does one mess with the Queen. If you had bothered to study History, you would have already known that.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Harlowe 2/22/2020 10:31:56 AM (No. 326279)
#12,#26- Aside from impacting the royal family, their decision has quite likely impacted the families of their security team by taking them away from their immediate families and country to “protect” the lives of two people wanting independence and personal freedom--thereby “sentencing” their security team to “tours of duty” somewhat akin to military service. Although Harry is part and parcel of the decision, it seemed clear for a long time that Harry felt lost with seeing his brother and friends marrying and having children, while he could not seem to find someone willing to join the royal family therein making him very vulnerable to the possibility of being ensnared by a scheming woman.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection 2/22/2020 10:46:50 AM (No. 326293)
"In addition, they have taken steps to set up a new charitable organization: Sussex Royal, The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex." So, they wanted to pay for play just like the CLINTONS with a "charitable organization"
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Reply 32 - Posted by: marbles 2/22/2020 11:09:27 AM (No. 326332)
He knew what was expected of him and she brainwash him out of it, she is a grifter that thought she could go up against the oldest and most powerful monarchy in the world and what she got out of it was husband # 3 a kid she didnt want but needed for leverage and a gut punch of reality from the Queen. sparkle farkel markel, , tune in tomorrow or next week or next month for another chapter in the life of " The Unmerry Wife of Windsor" ...... now appearing in canada.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Analyn 2/22/2020 11:17:09 AM (No. 326339)
Royal A-ho**s
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Reply 34 - Posted by: bighambone 2/22/2020 11:38:50 AM (No. 326363)
After Meghan suckers Harry into becoming a resident of the environs of Hollywood, California, remember California is a “community property” State where a couple’s assets are usually split right down the middle during divorce proceedings. Meghan will have the obviously p-whipped Harry by the “huevos” in divorce proceedings. That’s when the real gold digger games will commence.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: MeiDei 2/22/2020 11:49:55 AM (No. 326378)
If Harry consents to a house in Malibu then he is OK with the possibility, should they divorce, of costing him 1/2 the fortune he inherited from his mother and any money he gets from all other areas. However, I don't know if divorce laws are any ''better'' in Canada or the UK. He certainly appears sullen while she smiles broadly. Who is going to raise the baby? I have to believe they have the best eye doctor treating Archy's lazy eye, a condition & treatment you don't want to put off.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: DynomiteThings 2/22/2020 11:56:16 AM (No. 326387)
You know how some women have what's referred to as "Daddy issues"? Rusty, I mean Harry, seems to have "Mommy issues" and it's no wonder considering what happened to his mother as well as growing up in such a sheltered atmosphere. His choice of such a demanding, manipulative wife makes this clear.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: MNluxiegal 2/22/2020 12:36:16 PM (No. 326439)
What is Miss Meghan going to do when November comes, as it will certainly come, and POTUS Trump wins reelection in a landslide? Will she have to sell her new LA home?
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Reply 38 - Posted by: The Remnants 2/22/2020 1:19:06 PM (No. 326500)
One wonders what would prompt the Queen to remove their royal titles? Though I think she knows that would hurt Harry too much and she loves him.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 2/22/2020 1:29:31 PM (No. 326511)
ha ha. the Windsors without the class.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/22/2020 2:04:23 PM (No. 326570)
Using the royal status to make personal money is not allowed. But using the royal status when it comes to promoting philanthropic charities, etc is okay. She really needs to get a clue, and Harry definitely knows better.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: DVC 2/22/2020 2:05:12 PM (No. 326573)
I think it is possible that Elizabeth does not like Meghan. 😀
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Reply 42 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 2/22/2020 2:14:37 PM (No. 326586)
#30, it becomes clearer by the day that Harry has psychological problems since a very young age. He was not a good student even with tutors. He couldn't attend a university for the same reason. He was sent to the military for a while because the family thought the rigor and discipline was going to be good for him. All the English roses he had as girlfriends saw the true Harry and, one by one, said thanks but no thanks. His mental stage and obsession with his mother - call it Oedipus complex - has become out of control as time went by. Now is the excuse for any behavior. If and when he divorces the trailer trash and returns to England, he should be sent to the Tower with a team of psychiatrists to try to straighten his mind. I think his mental instability could send him the route of anti depressants and suicide. He won't be the first one. I feel sorry for William. It will be a problem for him when he becomes king. I applaud HM The Queen. Crown and Country comes first. These two are expendable.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: little guy 2/22/2020 2:32:47 PM (No. 326609)
Queen to Meghan: "So, my dear, what did your ancestors do 500 years ago?" Meghan: "Why ... I think they picked fruit! I'm not sure. Yours?" Queen: "They sank the Spanish Armada".
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Reply 44 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 2/22/2020 2:58:21 PM (No. 326631)
In California, inheritances are excluded from the 'joint community property' dictum. Whatever you first bring to your marriage you will definitely retain.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Red Ghost 2/22/2020 3:13:01 PM (No. 326648)
Under normal circumstances who cares about this couple and their nonsense. BUT, how the Queen is handling this situation is a much needed example of pushing back with a velvet glove. Meggie thought and was probably advised by her handlers, Moochelle, Oprah and others, she could have her cake and eat it too. And for much of the Hollywood, Moochelle and Oprah crowd they can. But, comes along the Queen with her history of service to her country, through WWII, the Cold War, Terrorism both the IRA and Islamic, the death of her daughter-in-law and now this B-lister actress. And with perfect grace and strength says NO, I don't care who you are or more importantly who you THINK you are, but you cannot have your cake and eat it too. Ya gotta love that. And a nice little lesson for Moochelle and Oprah and all of that Hollywood ILK.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/22/2020 3:28:37 PM (No. 326656)
While waiting in line at the grocery, I noticed one of the tabloid's splashy telling of how Prince Harry comes crawling back to QEII apologizing for his actions. I'll have what the guy on the floor is drinking!
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Reply 47 - Posted by: YorkieMom 2/22/2020 10:34:58 PM (No. 326963)
Exactly, #28. A waste of bandwidth just to say “who cares.” I’m looking forward to the day when Harry wakes up. Also, I think the Queen is awesome.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 2/23/2020 2:20:42 AM (No. 327041)
Think Airy regrets saying "Whatever Meghan wants, she gets" before the wedding ? All this drama with the royals this past year must be wearing on the Queen. Andrew didn't help the situation.
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I have updated this chart a number of times, based on data from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control, and will continue to do so. It shows, for one thing, how far COVID-19 has to go before it equals the average seasonal flu mortality, worldwide. If I had to predict, I would guess that it will eventually reach the average level. Will it get to 2x the average number of flu deaths, worldwide? Looking at current trends, I don’t see how that will happen. But time will tell. Likewise in the U.S. You still can’t see the bar for COVID-19,
White House Responds To Seattle NPR’s
Decision To Stop Airing Coronavirus Press
Conferences
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Posted by Ron_lfp 3/26/2020 7:30:51 PM Post Reply
The White House criticized Wednesday the Seattle-area NPR station’s recent decision to stop airing the coronavirus task force press briefings. “It’s not surprising, but also a failure of their duty to the American people, that some media outlets would choose to block their audiences from receiving accurate, up-to-date information on President Trump’s whole-of-government approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19,” White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere told Daily Caller. (snip) KUOW, the NPR station broadcasting across Washington’s Puget Sound, announced Tuesday night that they “will not be airing the briefings live due to a pattern of false or misleading information that cannot be fact checked in real time.”
Coronavirus likely to kill 81K in
US over next four months,
study warns
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Posted by AltaD 3/27/2020 1:58:36 PM Post Reply
The coronavirus is likely to kill more than 81,000 people in the US over the next four months — but the death toll could be twice that if precautions like social distancing are relaxed too soon, according to an alarming new study. Deaths from the contagion are largely expected to peak in the second week of April — later in states where the spread (Snip) an analysis by the University of Washington School of Medicine forecasts.The final death toll is unlikely to be less than 38,000 nationally and could be as high as 162,000 — with the team predicting the most likely number to be 81,114 deaths.
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