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Arthur -

What a total rip-off of her 1978 speech.

After so many speeches, no doubt, all of them would look alike. Merry Christmas, Alan!

Kim -

I missed the Queen but managed to stop in to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Nils Ling -

Personally, I found this and the 1987 speech stunningly similar, with the exception of the part in the 1987 speech where she called the Argentinians "... those swarthy sheep-molesters". Still, though, nothing can compare to 1977, where she apologized that Charles hadn't yet found a wife and suggested he was probably "... a little light in the polo boots."

Arthur -

she apologized that Charles hadn't yet found a wife and suggested he was probably "... a little light in the polo boots."

[sigh]

Moms.

brian -

I meant get on here earlier and wish you a happy Boxing Day... well, happy Boxing Day! <b>I don't know what it is, but I know it's Canadian!</b> (That's a good quote to use somewhere, by the way.)

I've never in my life heard the queen make a speech. My official U.S. Ignorance notwithstanding, I guess I didn't realize she routinely made speeches. Nice of her to put so much emphasis on supporting the troops at war.

Alan -

It is nice and of course you are right, Brian. I would be much happier, however, if she were elected to the responsibility to do that...or someone perhaps Canadian might be. And I would like that that elected person not have amassed wealth passed from generations due solely to a legacy of undemocratic oppression and not of merit. But yes, it was a nice speech.

brian -

You mean... <i>she didn't earn it</i>? How am I supposed to take her seriously then? Actually, I know monarchs don't have to go out and work for their goodies... and I'm still not going to take her words as seriously as I would Tony Blair's. After all, he's their Prime Minister (as opposed to, say, the holder of a ceremonial title).

::begin montypython::
I didn't know we had a king...
...well, I didn't vote for you!
::end montypython::

I suppose it's too much trouble at this point to have a rebellion like our ancestors did in 1776... Actually, around that time, my ancestors were probably sitting in Ireland drinking Guinness and eating the last of the potatoes.