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Offline happyg

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Kelly Osbourne flames Obama over L.A. traffic nightmare
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Re: Kelly Osbourne flames Obama over L.A. traffic nightmare
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 11:30:00 PM »
She has a point.

Two germane observations:

There is a pub called The Westminster Arms. It's on a side street by the Abbey and it is a pretty popular pub for any local workers plus the MP's that don't mind mingling with us unwashed ones. Since it is small and non-smoking, there is always a crowd outside. The street it is on is a shortcut that the Queen's driver uses to head west. Several times I have seen her or Prince Phillip stopped in traffic outside the pub. They usually give us all a wave. No police outriders, no convoys, no road closures. She's just sitting in the back of a Bentley with one maid and one guard.

The first visit of Obama to London - his security team laid out what they needed. Road closures, crush barriers, a massively elevated police presence. They were very politely but firmly told to Eff off. The funniest bit, of course, was that, since they were staying in the palace itself, all of the Secret Service agents had to turn over their weapons. The right to bear live arms in the presence of the Royal family is a massive privilege. Not one that any member of a foreign power is granted easily - I can only think of two (off the top of my head) who have the right to be armed in her presence.
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Re: Kelly Osbourne flames Obama over L.A. traffic nightmare
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 01:55:18 AM »
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I come from a county of real royals and they don't even pull this shit for the Queen!

Maybe so, Kelly dear, but we do for ours.
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Re: Kelly Osbourne flames Obama over L.A. traffic nightmare
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 06:54:10 AM »
Remember when "W" actually pulled one of the Secret Service agents up and through the crowd at the airport on the Argentina trip? 
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Re: Kelly Osbourne flames Obama over L.A. traffic nightmare
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 03:08:03 PM »
Remember when "W" actually pulled one of the Secret Service agents up and through the crowd at the airport on the Argentina trip?

I think that was Chile and they were going into a state dinner when the agent got in some sort of scuffle and W took charge and pulled him in....

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Re: Kelly Osbourne flames Obama over L.A. traffic nightmare
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 03:31:06 PM »
I think that was Chile and they were going into a state dinner when the agent got in some sort of scuffle and W took charge and pulled him in....

Speaks to his integrity.  What we have now is unworthy to bear his shoes.
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