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Queen Elizabeth at White House

Queen of England arrives at the White House.

So what?!

By and by, who is paying for all the outrageous expenses to wine and dine this woman?

If I'm wrong by feeling as I do, and this woman has made large contributions to world hunger and suffering, please educate me, and I'll eat my words, along with my straw hat!


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May. 7th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
She's a big deal to Canada. She's on all of our currency. Well a lot of it.
May. 7th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Puppy Puddles, I forgot I had purchased you from Canada!

I recently bought a bunch of pictures of Canada, and I feel it's among the most beautiful countries in the world! YOU LUCKY DOG!! :o)

I'll share the here one of these days.
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May. 7th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
The Windsors
They're all bloody Germans, you know. lol

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May. 7th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
She does a fair amount for charity, but still, her main contribution to the UK is in generating tourism...
May. 7th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'vE already eaten my words, and have just begun on my straw hat! Got some water? :o(
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May. 7th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
The Queen is the British Head of State. It's a protocol thing. =)

May. 7th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
I suppose I'm only showing my jealousy that she's a Queen! :o(
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May. 7th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm half and half on this. The outrage of wining and dining is unwarranted. It's what we do state dinners are accepted, but damn since I'm paying for it when will I ever get an invite? They should do a national lottery to let he common folk have a turn at eating at one of these things.
Quen Elizabeth is a national symbol and the Brits love their royals even if it'so they can have something to read about in their Gossip rags, but still does a national symbol need to be supported any further when you consider she is one of the richest women in the world? I mean we have our own national symbols but you don't see us putting up a bald eagle in it's own castle while collecting taxes to support all of it's eaglets who play polo, go fox hunting, etc.
May. 7th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's fair that we weren't invited, also! I sure would like to know what all the guests will be having for dinner, after all, I did pay for on serving of corn on the cob!

Now, if it had been Princess Diana, I would have made sure I was present to personally roll out the red carpet for her!

Princess Diana IS and will always be The White Rose of England!
May. 7th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Queen of England arrives at the White House.
So what?! you got that right!
May. 7th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Well Sweety Pie, I've just finished eating my words, and am on the last little piece of my straw hat!
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May. 7th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
calm down love, we haven't been hostile with england since 1815...

...The queen is a head of state and she rarely visits. It's perfectly acceptable to crack out the good china for one of her visits. Besides with our standing in the world today it would probably be prudent to make nice with the foreigners. Think of it as a public relations function of the executive branch.

May. 7th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
I've already calmed down!

Can't help being a little hurt, since the White House hasn't even cracked out the good PAPER PLATES for me!

Seriously, you're right, and thanks for educating me on the subject! :o)
the benjamins... - ninjaguydan - May. 7th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 7th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
my alma mater hosted her this past weekend, which was interesting and all because the queen of the time gave the charter for the school to be founded, but it also ruined everything in the small town for the past month and even moved graduations back a week. she basically crashed the party and brought nothing but a huge entourage and didnt bother to clean the mess.

but hers and her family's story is quite interesting, if you care about such things
May. 7th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about that!

There was a time when I was incredibly interested in the Royal family because of Princess Diana. When she died, I lost all interest.
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May. 7th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah as the other guy said, all nations spend an obscene amount of money on their head of state. The argument for the British monarchy is partially one of economics: England would be a foggy, dreary place without it. Tourist go there by the plane load partially because of the queen, the palaces, etc. The monarchy is good for the promotion of british goods, as well.
May. 8th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
I really don't mind rolling out the red carpet for her, or any of our world leaders, but I do find it sinful to spend so much money on so many frills, while there's so many in this world suffering from homelessness, hunger and pain.
May. 8th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
She represents the country that is standing by us in the GWOT. There are significant UK forces in Iraq and right here in my base in Afghanistan.
British Soldiers (Soldier? remeber THAT word???) are dieing along side thier American brothers.
And you want to nit pick a state dinner.

And you want to be PRESIDENT????
May. 8th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
I know Sweety Pie, and I now hold my head down in shame!

How stupid of me to feel as I did about her, but thanks to this LJ, where I have so many intelligent friends to set me straight in all my many STUPIDITIES, I have come to see the light!

Hope this doesn't interfere with me winning the presidency in 2008!! :o(
May. 8th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
I'm disappointed in you. First of all, what sort of nation would the USA be if a VIP guest wasn't offered the proper hospitality? Secondly, seven visits by US presidents to three Royal visits seems to be a good trade off. Thirdly, Her Majesty is in her eighties and works as hard if not harder than the President, and has been doing the job for 53 years, is acknowledged as one of if not the most able mind on international affairs. She has a job she never asked for or applied for, and feels duty bound to do the work till the day she dies. She is the British head of state without any of the powers that the President has, in fact far less power than her representative in Australia, the Governor General, has.

She has watched with good grace while her successive governments have dismantled the British Empire giving independence to countries who then choose to repudiate having Her Majesty as Head of State, and yet most of those same countries choose to remain as members of the British Commonwealth of Nations mostly because of this gracious old lady.
May. 8th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Please don’t be disappointed in me. I just had to be honest, because I always thought Queen Elizabeth only sat in her throne all day giving orders. It’s good that I brought it up here, because many of you set me straight in my ignorance about her.

I believe I started having negative feelings about her, because her son was having an affair with that woman, when he had a truly beautiful, loving and caring princess as his wife.

Princess Diana has always been among my most loved and admired women in this world, and when she died, I automatically disliked the entire royal family, except for her two beautiful sons, because I felt she hadn't been treated very nicely!

I would never intentionally offend you! So, please forgive my stupidity! And thank you for setting me straight!
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