The queen’s funeral is absurdly excessive at this point.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) September 16, 2022
Two football teams who played the weekend after the Queen died are being investigated and will be "dealt with in the strongest possible terms" https://t.co/i4lFrLOTIC— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 14, 2022
I've just had a message from my car insurance company telling me how sad they are that the Queen has died. They wanted me to know how sad they were. And how much they respected her.— AR (@llewelyn20) September 16, 2022
That's enough now.
The important thing is that you filmed it. 👍 https://t.co/IXjNIbZQah— GrieveWatch (@GrieveWatch) September 10, 2022
You did what now? 🤦♀️ pic.twitter.com/2fUhEOsDGt— Lefty on the shelf..... 🇺🇦 🇪🇺 😷🐶 (@justwearmasks) September 16, 2022
It’s gone from bard to verse. pic.twitter.com/6ehHxvHc81— GrieveWatch (@GrieveWatch) September 16, 2022
Cyril the Swan paying respect to his former owner Queen Elizabeth II pic.twitter.com/k6dDx0wBEM— Mascots Minute Silence (@MascotSilence) September 13, 2022
I haven’t been able to even look at Donkey Kong since she died. https://t.co/Q7kIqsMOAx— Michael Legge (@michaellegge) September 13, 2022
Since the queen died last Thursday, the country has ground to a halt.The queen is dead for breakfast, the queen is dead for lunch, and you’ll want to leave room for a nice hearty portion of the queen is dead for dinner, too. People are still going to work, sure, but there is no press except press about the queen being dead.Every business in the country—from chicken shops to pork jerky brads, chemists to cobblers—have felt the need to issue a public statement of grief about the queen dying. Supermarkets have turned down the beeps on their self-checkout machines to mark their depth of feeling for the queen. Our weather forecaster, the Met Office, has cut back the number of weather reports it is issuing “as a mark of respect during this time of national mourning.” An amusement park company, Center Parcs, announced its intention to kick all vacationers staying in their parks out for one day, the queen’s funeral, before realizing just how deranged that would be and making a U-turn.But there is also something more sinister brewing here. Hospital appointments on the day of the queen’s funeral are cancelled. Food banks are closed. Normal people’s funerals are also cancelled.On the day the queen died, Liz Truss, our new prime minister, quietly lifted the ban on fracking in this country and also announced a plan to relieve Britons of crippling energy bills this winter without explaining where that money is going to come from.I’m not suggesting that anybody offed the queen early for political expediency, but parliament will now be closed for a month: again, to respect the dead queen.This could hardly come at a worse time for the country.
Then Harry went walk-about with the other Royals and wasn't allowed to wear his military uniform for no reason I can understand. The optics were simply awful - he served 10 years in the military and there he was surrounded by all the other costumed Royals, several of whom had never served a day.
Have seen the Press in this country & MANY people online collectively LOSE THEIR MINDS about this widely circulated photo of #HarryandMeghan. The MOST disgusting thing about it ISN’T that someone who LOVES him is holding his hand. It’s the fact that 25 years ago? NOBODY did… pic.twitter.com/WJUY3GgQeO— Amanda Bail (@1scrummymummy) September 16, 2022
Prince Andrew served for 22yrs and fought in the Falklands war. He was stripped of his uniform due to sexual assault charges. Prince Harry fought in Afghanistan and served for 10yrs. He was stripped of his uniform for marrying a Black woman.— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) September 16, 2022
BREAKING: Prince Harry is now allowed to wear his uniform to the funeral after the royal family were humiliated into a U-turn. My tweet did it 😘 https://t.co/Mk4wBsJ0GY— Laura Kuenssberg Translator (@BBCFLauraKT) September 16, 2022
I love Harry’s mood.— Agathe de Lili (@AgathedeLili) September 15, 2022
Charles: Harry you can't wear a uniform.
Harry: OK. I'm just here for Granny.
Charles: I don't like the way you stood out. You'll wear a uniform.
Harry: OK, dad. As I said I'm here for Granny!
Good King Harry keeps winning without even trying. pic.twitter.com/Rjwj1CXoV4
Now there's going to be a reception on Sunday for all of the world leaders who are showing up for the funeral, and the announcement made it absolutely crystal that Harry and Meghan had been invited:
Prince William and Prince Harry will wear military uniforms in a vigil at Queen Elizabeth's lying-in-state on Saturday. The decision was made without Harry requesting a change, PEOPLE has learned. He was prepared to wear whatever was asked His focus is on honoring his grandmother— Erin Hill (@ErinHillNY) September 16, 2022
𝐋𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐒𝐓: On Sunday, King Charles will host world leaders, diplomats and international royals at a historic state reception at Buckingham Palace on the eve of the Queen’s funeral. Senior royal family members, including Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have been invited to join.— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 16, 2022
What we did in the media is play this cool game where everything Meghan does is bad, no matter what she decides. If she holds Harry's hand, she's being inappropriate. If she doesn't hold his hand, she doesn't love him and only wants him for his money. If she comes to the funeral, she's intruding. If she stays at home, she's insulting the queen. You see how this works?Literally every decision Meghan makes is a bad one, so when we're asked why we hate her, we can list all those bad things because we've set her up to fail.
Moving back to this side of the pond, if you're seeing a bunch of tweets that start "I am a ... and Trudeau calls me an extremist", its actually just the latest flying monkey Con grift. Its a scam:
If the line to see Queen Elizabeth's grave was five miles long, how long will the line be to piss on Trump's? 😏— StrictlyChristo🇺🇦🌻 (@christoq) September 16, 2022
The source for the claim appears to be this interview PMJT gave in Sept. 2021 on a Quebec talk show. He refers to a subset of anti-vaxxers as "souvent misogynes, souvent racistes aussi." It is the host Julie Snyder who interjects, "Ils sont extremistes": https://t.co/X2Cy4bTTj3— RF 🇺🇦 (@dipbrat70) September 16, 2022
This is still an active op— Herrklärer (@Theobius) September 16, 2022
Many of the accts tweeting this are real
Most of the likes are bots
Profiling the bots shows content that is anti-vax/LGBTQ/immigrant and pro- Putin/Trump/Guns
Trudeau and Biden calling out the fringe very much upset them https://t.co/v3k7IrgJPj
It makes me sad to see so many Canadians get sucked into this kind of tripe.
"Hello, I'm An Idiot" - Conservative Extremist Party Of Canada's Latest Anti-Trudeau Bot Campaign Is Quite The Treat https://t.co/JTdNhM7Pwl— Dean Blundell🇨🇦 (@ItsDeanBlundell) September 16, 2022
If the Prime Minister points out that a small subset of Canadians have racist and misogynistic views and you immediately think that he's talking about you, maybe reflect on that a little.— Aaron Hoyland (@aaronhoyland) September 16, 2022
This thread is worth following:
Substantively. the apology is the least important part of the story. The story is that Poilievre hadn't taken questions since June. This is the middle of Sept and he ended up taking 2 questions on Tuesday, only because David Akin got under Poilievre's onion thin skin. https://t.co/8GeoalZroQ— Charles Adler (@charlesadler) September 15, 2022
Those people then react and it makes his people defend him with even greater intensity. So Trump & Fox and others have been doing this forever. It's known as "Owning the Libs" So I wanted to see how this worked on the other side. I declared that @DavidAkin was not heckling.— Charles Adler (@charlesadler) September 16, 2022
I think the bloom is off the Poilievre rose already, as far as the media are concerned, and it couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.
You may not like the answers you get from PMJT, reporters, but he does answer them, and takes questions for 20 - 30 minutes.— Barb 🏒🇨🇦 🇺🇦 (@barb_hill) September 15, 2022
For anyone who doesn't remember back to 2005, click here for the Dingwall "entitled to my entitlements" scandal
Absolutely. He’s entitled to his entitlements. https://t.co/8c4DzY2pnF— Gerald Butts (@gmbutts) September 16, 2022
I don't mean to be complacent. Poilievre is a very different political animal than we've seen before.— Sandy Garossino 🇨🇦🌻 (@Garossino) September 15, 2022
But his immediate loss of an extremely popular Quebec MP who far outperforms the party, coupled with a poisonous attack on him does not suggest that the CPC has a QC strategy https://t.co/yyUU6d7Z3S
So far, we've got Andrew Scheer and Tony Clement back in senior positions in the CPC. This party's becoming like those pathetic 𝘏𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺 𝘋𝘢𝘺𝘴 reunion specials in the '90s. Just really sad.— Sir Francis (@Dred_Tory) September 16, 2022
Human trafficking women and children to “own the Libs” is quite the look.— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) September 15, 2022
So very “Christian” of you.
the people dropped off in Martha's Vineyard had no one there to meet them because no one knew they were coming ... they walked 3 miles to a community center with no idea where they were.... sorry but I can't get over how cruel that is— Anna Swartz (@Anna_Snackz) September 15, 2022
"Defund DHS" should be a thing now:
I genuinely sympathize with the view that the asylum system has become unworkable and needs to be dramatically altered, but the notion that libs are only pro-immigration because we have no experience with living near immigrants and will run in terror from them is bizarre.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 16, 2022
By far the worst thing in these four terrible minutes is the thing where DHS falsified the immigrants' paperwork to random homeless shelters across the country and then made mandatory immigration appointments at offices near those addresses, thousands of miles away https://t.co/XSQwiixmt2— Laura Jedeed (@LauraJedeed) September 16, 2022
DeSantis thought this stunt would bring him national attention. He will regret that it did:
Supporting the argument that ICE and Border Patrol should be dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up. How many "bad apples" before they define the identity of an organization?https://t.co/CtPjk1OUHu— Andrew Brennan (@andbrnn) September 16, 2022
MAGA world seems less angry about immigration and more pissed that DeSantis's expensive and hateful stunt of sending people to an off-season island didn't own the libs, who instead did the Christian thing and took in the strangers and made sure they had food and shelter.— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) September 15, 2022
Maybe we should put Ron DeSantis on a chartered plane to a far off island. Taking ideas.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 16, 2022
We should send a caravan of banned schoolbooks to Florida.— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) September 16, 2022
Gas prices are coming down, so the false panic around migrants is going up.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 17, 2022
The GOP trafficks in lies, fear and apparently actual humans now.
Imagine telling 50 people at a MAGA rally that they won a free trip to Mar-a-Lago and then dropping them in Venezuela.— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 16, 2022
People are having hilarious reactions to the "black mermaid" uproar. I guess in MAGA world, imaginary beings like mermaids are only supposed to be white:
See, the MAGA brain works off the assumption that everybody is just as small minded and bigoted as they are, others just lack the guts to say it— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) September 16, 2022
They can't conceive that most people are just not as crappy as they are, and so they're always projecting their crappiness onto others
Oh FFS. https://t.co/vHqEjWfzEW— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 15, 2022
People are mad that The Little Mermaid is Black? The lady who is also a fish? Who lives under the sea? Whose best friend is a talking crab?— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) September 13, 2022
Let me throw a real wrench in the works: pic.twitter.com/EYTOwWaBPz— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) September 15, 2022
California should fly a plane load of black mermaids into Tallahassee.— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 15, 2022
This thread is also hilarious:
Democrats are outraged that human beings are being trafficked as a political stunt. Republicans are outraged that a cartoon mermaid is black. any questions— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) September 16, 2022
Why is anyone wasting their breath arguing that a "mermaid shouldn't be black" when instead you could be talking about the time Hans Christian Andersen showed up as a guest at Charles Dickens's house and absolutely ruined his life for a month straight— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) September 16, 2022