Stocks, The House Of Lords
Who do you think you are, THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND?
There she is (left). On THE Throne, wearing THE Crown. She is reading a prepared text that is announcing the fact that the government is doing away with the hereditary nobility in England, starting with the House Of Lords hereditary peerages.
And, then there's this next picture (below). Here, she is strolling along towards her Throne, wearing a nice train, shall we say? So what do you think she's really thinking? "When Charles gets here, there won't be anything left. I'll fix him for marrying that hussy."
Without the peerage steering the Parliament away from foolishness
such as abolishing the hereditary seats that they love to sit
in, the Monarchs themselves are closer to the people and not
quite so royal and aloof as before. So, what we are really wondering
about is is she thinking what we're thinking? Back to Cromwell
and the boys? No King Charles.. No Queen Mum. And will anyone
really care? It's a lot of pomp and no circumstance, really.
They look sillier and sillier all the time. A royal family just
because they are the royal family. Engalnd should do it the way
we do it, the old fashioned way: the Kennedy's, the Bushes, The
Gates', The Steven Jobs... we earn it. Hey, Lizzie! It's the
way of the world. You can't just be royal anymore. You've got
to be useful.
And then we come to one useful, resilent, intelligent, practical amazing person: Hillary Rodham Clinton. And, I've never been a fan of her. She always seemed cold to me, and not someone I would like to be married to. But, my opinion is changing. She has stood fast in her support of Bill. She has been a strong and positive role model for her daughter and for all of our duaghters. Her head is bloodied but unbowed. And people out there respect her and she deserves it all the way.
People are really talking about her running for President. In the final days of the last campaign she made a huge difference in the signature races of that election. Her list of friends runs from coast to coast to coast to Canada. Oversees she is more popular than hear. Her name is mentioned as a Supreme Court Justice, Senator, Governor, Vice President. She is young (just 50) and healthy as a horse. If she was the brains and Bill was the .... the what? Maybe we should say she was the sandwich and he was .... hmmm. How about she was the bat and he was the.... well. Anyway, they made a team, not because of his ridiculous adventures but because of her loyalty and her willingness to put other things first. She put the Presidency above her marriage, he put it below his libido. She put th country first, and in the end he put himself first. She treasured the opportunity and honored it. He squandered it and dishonored it. She put the Presidency back in the White House, he put the President back into....well you'll have to read Monica's new book.
So, don;t count her out as he circles the drain. She has her honor and her integrity. And, she has Bill. So, it'll be fun t watch it all play out. But for a guy who always makes a come back and comes out on top, he has met his match and lost. Hillary. You've got to respect her.