BRAINTRUSTS  11:30 am November 8, 2012

Free Republic Geniuses Would Like To Be Part Of England Again, To Escape Socialism

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Helen MirrenOh look, some super-brilliant science nerd at the Free Republic has written an Open Letter to the Queen of Englande! It is full of incontrovertible facts, like how we must rejoin the British Empire, because Barack Obama is socialist. But wait! you are shouting at yourself, while scratching your belly, isn’t the United Kingdom sort of the place that invented “socialist”? Shut up, that’s why! Behold the wit and waggishness, after the jump!

Your Majesty,

We, the people of the former American colonies, would like to offer our most sincere apology over that little misunderstanding we had 236 years ago. Had we known that we were going to be subjects anyway, we could have saved a lot of trouble and hard feelings.

We were under the mistaken belief that we would be free, sovereign citizens; we believed that our hard work would yield its own rewards without someone coming along and taking what we built in the name of “Fairness”. We thought our laws and Constitution would protect us from a foreign born dictator, and our freedom to worship would prevent us from becoming a corrupt, morally bankrupt society (silly us).

Little did we know that our own free press would intentionally sabotage, deceive and withhold the truth from us in order to reelect a Socialist that still holds distain for our nation and contempt for its founding principles. Nor did we believe that there would be so many citizens dependent on government handouts that they would blindly elect an unqualified charlatan, let alone reelect him.

Anyway, Your Grace, we are truly sorry and humbly sincerely beg your forgiveness. If you can find it in your heart to forgive us and take us back, we promise never to trade British oppression for Socialist tyranny again.

Your most humble servants,

The American People

We are sorry to have to point out some inconvenient facts to the hilares Free Republic. Like, Britain’s income tax has been progressive since William Pitt the Younger? (LIKE, BEFORE KARL MARX EVEN, WHA?)

Also, they totally invented a little something called “socialized medicine” … a hundred and one years ago! They hadn’t even shot the Archduke Ferdinand yet! That is how long ago it was!

So if it is not really the need to escape socialism that is prompting the sad wingnuts’ desire to commit treason, we wonder what on earth it could be?

[FreeRepublic]

 

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{ 470 comments }

Madfall November 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

We'll only take you back if you bring all the smart Americans with you, we have enough morons already.
yours truly
The UK

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

Pre-Self-Deportation!

Lascauxcaveman November 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

You'd think "smart enough to want out" would qualify. But in this case, apparently not.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I still want to know if "distain" involves adding or removing them.

bobbert November 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Try using a little bit of dis bleach.

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I want the big fat ruby that she put on her hat .

Redgyal November 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Would this be a case of returning damaged goods to the original owner?

Willardbot9000_V2.5 November 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm

You know that's pretty funny…when Dumbya 'won' in 2004 as a lark I looked into relocating to Italy because ya know…sociamalism and sexy women. The problem is, Europe seems to be VERY careful with what criteria an American must conform to in order to be granted citizenship. Funnily enough European countries seem to all have "no wingnuts" bumperstickers: they want American ex-pats with skills and education that will improve the country and an ability to assimilate into society. These include professional college degrees, public administrative skills, etc. So England does not WANT these wingnuts…maybe they ought to try Costa Rica…I thought they all threatened to move there in 2008 anyway. Or they could try a TRUE 'free' utopia…Somalia. Except they've heard Somalia has blahs…so that's out. Nope…it looks like we'll be stuck with useless, bitchy wingnuts until they die off…which can't come soon enough to save this country…

nounverb911 November 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

England, where any little boy can grow up to be Queen.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

FREDDIE MERCURY LIBEL!

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

Except Charles.

elviouslyqueer November 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

PRINCE ANDREW LIBEL.

viennawoods13 November 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I thought it was Edward.

Generation[redacted] November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

Thank you, Sir Elton John.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

And many have, dear.

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Or the guitarist for Queen/PhD in Astrophysics/Commander of the Order of the British Empire, like Brian May.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Srsly, major kudos to anyone who can pull all that shit off, no?

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm

And he made his own fucking guitar when he was sixteen years old. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Special

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I'm going back to bed now. Call me when the world ends.

(pulls covers over head, weeps)

edgydrifter November 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

Benedict Arnold says what?

SigDeFlyinMonky November 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

These freepers are more afraid of committing REASON, not treason!

Lascauxcaveman November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Benedict Arnold needs to be sent some travel brochures for the Libertarian paradise of Somalia.

HELisforHEL November 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Seriously, can we just give them one-way tickets to Somalia, that Lande Of Endless Opportunity For Ultimate Freedumz?
We could probably gather them all up with the offer of a free machine gun with every seat.

iburl November 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

Way to stay true to those Tea Party Founders' principles, Redcoats.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Way to stay true to those Tea Party Founders' principles, Red Turncoats.

FIFY, NNTT

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

The English drink bitter. The freepers *ARE* bitter.

finallyhappy November 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

well, I did hear today (on NPR-liberal bias) that in England, cider drinking is 15% of the drinking that is done. Here it is 2/10 of 1%. Maybe the guy owns a cider plant(and Mangers of Ireland is buying America's biggest cider plant- Woodchuck for $300M this year). Or he is just a wanker

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Mangers of Ireland is buying America's biggest cider plant- Woodchuck for $300M this year

SCORE!

Now maybe they'll finally make a drinkable product! I was tired of paying through the nose for Magners.

Madfall November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

Sorry, but Magners is piss. Woodchuck is far superior.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

Woodchuck comes right from the animal.

ETA Unless you're talking about their longlost and lamented dark cider.

Madfall November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

I've had the 802 dark and dry and it's as good as any cheap cider I've had in the UK

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

Mangers sucks. Too fucking sweet for my taste. Strongbow!

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

We talking about the Brit or US version? Cuz the US version is only 4.5% alc. and therefore sucks moose cock

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

In Canada City, we have the Brit Version not the watered down piss you guys are stuck with.

Madfall November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Magners tastes like it's been brewed from apple flavoured chewing gum, it's unspeakably bad and sweet. Quite right.

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

You described it perfectly. I like a cider with more edge.

Although, the sweet ciders seem to be favored by the ladies.

mayor_quimby November 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I would like to chime in on the side of Crispin cider (the one with the bluish label).
It is awesome, especially in the summer over ice. I have even converted Strongbow drinkers after one bottle. And it's made in fuckin' Murka, as far as I know.

TheGyrus November 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

The "foreign born dictator" bit is cute.

smashedinhat November 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

Warm beer dudes. You have been warned.

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Baked beans on toast for breakfast and "tea".

MissTaken November 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

The only thing worse than a traditional English breakfast is a traditional Irish breakfast. Ick!

SorosBot November 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Cheap whiskey and Guinness?

MissTaken November 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

if only!

PugglesRule November 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I take issue with that. We used to eat fried eggs, sausages, toast and fried tomatoes for breakast at the B&Bs we stayed in. I loved it. Never had baked beans on toast; that must be downstrata.

MissTaken November 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

All I got was beans and liver, with a side of blood sausage in Dublin. Ugh.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Full English: Eggs, bakey, sausage, baked beans, fried tomato (always hideously unripe and tasteless), and toast with butter, jam, marmalade.

Comes standard at the B&Bs.

e_z November 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

That's called a "Full English". Some swear by it as a hangover cure. Others swear by a late night Curry or Donner as a preventative. Judging by the number of pavement pizzas that can be observed in the morning hours on Earls Court Road the late night approach works by purging.

Kopite74011 November 9, 2012 at 12:55 am

This is what I had for breakfast all over the Republic and up North as well earlier this year.

It was only slightly lower in quality than the fare I had back in 2008 on a tour of England/Scotland/Wales. Overall, I never did experience any of the mythical horrors of either Irish or British food.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

?? You don't like blood pudding?

GunToting[Redacted] November 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Actually, the last time I was in a pub in London, most of the chavs were drinking Bud, or Guinness "Extra Cold." Fucking sad. I had to look around to find some hand-pulled Bombardier or Fuller's.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Actually, don't sell that "Bud" short. That's the original Czech formula, not the Anheiser crap.

savethispatient November 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Bad news: plenty of the London pubs I went in 2 weeks ago were selling Coors Light. Exotic!

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Import!

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

If by "warm" you mean room temperature, yes.

However, if you've ever been to England, you know that "room temperature" is defined as that lowest temperature at which you stop seeing your breath.

smashedinhat November 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

It has to be way colder than my piss before it hits the floor. Otherwise it's "warm." Still, in the final analysis it's all good.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Listen, the worst case of hypothermia I ever developed came in a London pub, and I backpacked the Adirondacks in winter.

BoroPrimorac November 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

At least they have football, right?

savethispatient November 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

True story: a friend's conservative step-mother from Florida posted on Facebook that she wanted to move to England due to Obama winning the election. I see a theme emerging.

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

They'll be shocked as shit when they discover all the browns in London and this quaint English dish known as Curry.

ThundercatHo November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

Tim? He's the bomb.

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

We all float, down here.

PugglesRule November 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Not to mention the socialised medicine!

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

I dunno. The Brits defeated one invasion of fascists in 1940. I think they can handle this 'un, too.

One_who_wanders November 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

kowtows
Leaves the room backwards.

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

You've got a future here, Kid!

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

*purrs*

Botlrokit November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

Yes. Moving to convenient countries where English is spoken.

HAHAHAHA GO TO LONDON REDNECKS. ENGRISH NOT SPOKED THERE NO MORES

doloras November 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm

¡Viva Londonistan!

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

The trend is that the whole lot of them are SO GODDAMNED STUPID.

LesBontemps November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

That's not a trend, it's just a fact.

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

For too long of a time.

chicken_thief November 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

Ya. Like when Rushbo promised to move to Costa Rica if Obamacare passed. Those fuckers will never get off their hoverrounds and actually do something – they'll just whine like the little bitches they are.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

We could start a campaign: Write Rush a postcard a day.

Geminisunmars November 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

But why waste postage.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm

StopRush is doing fine with the IntarWebz, huh?

notgross November 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I'll be more fun if they go over as illegal immigrants.

Redgyal November 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Sounds like the little toddler doesn't want to play anymore if she can't win every game.

DemmeFatale November 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Did they not see the opening ceremony at the Olympics??
(Oh, right. It only counts if Mitt is staging a Mormon wank-fest.)

Hey, freepers!
You think the snark is bad here…

Trannysurprise November 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

So, failing to construct a boat large enough to send all the blahs back to Africa they figure they will just leave. I like this plan.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

Where can I send my contribution?

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

I'll kick in a sextant.

Geminisunmars November 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Buh-bye.

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

Freepers, never change.* BTW, don't punch the Yob when he asks to bum a fag off you. It's a cigarette, you US Amercian twatwaffles.

*actually they can't and won't change.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Shhhhhhhhh, dammit! That's half the fun of letting them go there!

MissTaken November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

And for you Freepers named Fanny, have fun!

Lascauxcaveman November 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Ah, yer taking the piss now.

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

…and don't call that thing you wear around your waist a fanny pack. Over there, a fanny is a woman's naughty bits.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

So is fairy. Among many other words.

I miss England….

DemmeFatale November 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I hope the lager louts kick them in the goolies with steel-toed Doc Martins or, with their bauver(sp?) boots.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Wait till yer friends offer to knock you up of a morning.

gullywompr November 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

Can't the Freepers go start a colony in Jonestown Guyana, or sumpin'?

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

Somalia

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

Skip the airfare and go with the funny tasting kool aid.

AngryBlakGuy November 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

…I will even donate the red Solo cups!

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I'll bring the brown acid.

ThundercatHo November 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

Don't forget the Kool-Aid, Oh yeah.

AngryBlakGuy November 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

…nah, I think Waco Texas is more to their liking!

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

There's a whole bunch of room in Utah.

AngryBlakGuy November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

…Utah already has a population religious nut bags! I'm not sure if the space time continuum could handle that concentration of stupidity!

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Might collapse upon itself and turn into a black white hole.

Geminisunmars November 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Might collapse upon itself and turn into an inflamed hole.

SorosBot November 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

And anyway, they're the wrong kind of religious nut bags; now that Romney has gone down I'm sure Mormons will be back to not being real Christians according to the fundy Protestants again.

AngryBlakGuy November 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

…it was fun while it lasted

SorosBot November 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I hear there is no intrusive government in Antarctica.

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

or the florida everglades .

gullywompr November 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

There's too many snakes in the 'Glades as it is.

CrunchyKnee November 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

Tea baggers make me laugh.

magic_titty November 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

Barack Obama, more tyrannical than a monarch. The Divine Right of Wing…nuts will not stand for such subjugation!

Sassomatic November 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

There's something in there about tea and parties and dinner parties or something. I'm too lazy to think of it.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

Did you know that, in England, you're required to buy liquor at a "pub"? That you can't buy it at a bar until after the pubs close? True story, so help me god!

Also, gun control. Too. Also.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

Allow me to reply for you:

OFF-LICENCE LIBEL!

AlterNewt November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

Get a room, you two.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Has he been talking to himself for a while?

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm

*cleaning nail with machete*

Why do you ask?

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

Plus they eat "spotted dick." Just sayin'…

finallyhappy November 8, 2012 at 11:48 am

I have been to England 26 times since 1971 and never ordered it(I do know what it is but somehow- the name….)"

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

Hell, they sell it in the foreign food aisle at the local grocery, even down here in Deepest Texas.

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:54 am

The local Publix's here have it in a can here. I've always wanted how many of those they actually sell…

savethispatient November 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

You're not alone – I lived in Britain for 26 years and I'm pretty sure I never ate it.

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

Ha! Baldar beat me to it! Evil minds think alike…

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:55 am

Plus bangers and mash.

But Toad In The Hole is pretty tasty. So is blood pudding. Which FReepers would like.

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

Ditto bubble-and-squeak – quite tasty!

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Shortbread and digestives, especially the ones with chocolate on the one side!

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

OMG, those sausages they serve at breakfast are horrendous. They're white and greasy with no real identifiable flavor.

MacRaith November 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Kind of like the wingnuts themselves, then.

savethispatient November 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Made from the finest pig anus, I assure you!

viennawoods13 November 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

But the fried bread! Oh my!

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm

If you're gonna eat dick, it should be spotless, knowhatimsayin?

ThundercatHo November 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Crazy English mum: "Get up to your room right now young man and clean your dick and don't come out 'til it's spotless."

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

More likely, she'd call it a willie.

And then there's Brains, which is a Welsh ale, and I understand the locals take great delight in marching into the pub and asking the host if he's got any. Howls of derisive laughter, Bruce! Oh, wait, that's the antipodeans.

OneDollarJuana November 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

Don't know about hard alcohol, but beer is available in stores. And you can drink it while riding the Tube. Very civilized!

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

Hard liquor is available in supermarkets, yes.

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I was glad when they finally got rid of the wooden escalators in the Tube stations. OMG, every time I saw them the plot for a disaster movie would start forming in my mind.

GunToting[Redacted] November 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I'm always amazed at how FAST the Tube escalators move. I swear I've seen American tourists launched halfway across the road.

savethispatient November 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Yeah, liquor and beer is in stores. And pubs are now open a lot longer. But you can't drink on the tube any more – Boris (the Mayor) banned it. There was some kind of last-day of drinking party that turned into basically a riot on the Circle line.

savethispatient November 8, 2012 at 11:48 am

Re liquor – not any more. Funnily enough, I'd only every heard of the pub/bar distinction in WA-state, apparently they had a similar law until relatively recently.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

Oh thank god, that was driving me crazy when I've been there. I remember the first time I stayed past last call in a pub and had to walk through a door to buy a drink.

chicken_thief November 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

Even pocket knife control. Also. Too.

Also too no playing free radio music in your place of biz. Gots to pay the "reuse" fee or whatever they call it.

zumpie November 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

Amd if you fail to pay your council tax, you'll be imprisoned!

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

It would be worth it just to hear the first FReeper shout to his wife, "Look! Honey! I found us an apartment and it's on an ESTATE!"

sewollef November 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

Exactly…. the English language, she is beautiful when spoken right.

UK Estate = US Projects

WhatTheHeck November 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Just how much more liberal can you get than driving on the left side of the road. Freepers won’t go for that socialist crap.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Also, roundabouts. I can't wait to see the first Bama redneck try to negotiate yielding.

Geminisunmars November 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

We will not compromise!

sewollef November 9, 2012 at 8:56 am

We don't use the word "yield", we use "Give Way".

Yield sounds, I dunno…. kinda Middle Ages to me.

e_z November 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Grocery stores, i.e. Sainsburys, Waitross, corner stores, news agents all sell liquor. Heck, the Londis around the corner from us sold Absinthe.

Get out of the pubs and look around?

SexySmurf November 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

That explains why the Freepers have stopped brushing their teeth.

Doesn't explain why they stopped bathing, though.

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

Dear Hitler:
All is forgiven!
Wait, what?!

Joshua Norton November 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

Hey Liz! Nice hat.

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

Needs a purse.

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

Want some spotted dick with that?

Lucidamente1 November 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

Uh, Freepers, if your brilliant plan came to fruition, we'd be more like, I don't know, CANADA.

Also, too, slavery would have been abolished in 1830 without a civil war.

Also, too, as a citizen of a Commonwealth nation, the Kenyan Obama could be our prime minister.

Redgyal November 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Yes, I read once that the real motivation for independence was not taxation without representation but the desire to avoid having England regulate the slave trade. They moved to end it long before the US did.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Possible. However, I've read other theories, including the collapse of the spice trade and the rise of the East India company. I love hearing all the different theories. Do you have a reference to the slave trade theory? A cite? It's not one I've heard before. Thanks.

Redgyal November 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Actually, I don't have a cite from a deep thinker. I am going of off an opinion I read from a British person a while ago. But here is what I consider some proof of it being at least plausible. From the great minds of the Wikipedia listed under Sommersett's Case. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somersett%27s_Case
"International effect
The Somersett case became a significant part of the common law of slavery in the English-speaking world, and helped launch the movement to abolish slavery.[12] The case of Knight v. Wedderburn in Scotland (discussed in Slavery at common law) began in 1774 and was concluded in 1778 with a ruling that slavery had no existence in Scottish common law. Many lawyers suspected that similar determinations would be made in British colonies, which had clauses in their Royal charters requiring their laws not to be contrary to the laws of England—they usually contained qualifications along the lines of "so far as conveniently may be", but it was anticipated that the principles behind Lord Mansfield's decision would demand a rigorous definition of "conveniently" if a case was taken to its ultimate conclusion. The Somersett case was reported in detail by the American colonial press. In Massachusetts several slaves filed freedom suits based on his decision in 1773–74, which were supported by the General Court but vetoed by successive Governors. As a result, both pro-slavery and anti-slavery colonies, for opposite reasons, hoped for a rapid break with English law in order to achieve their goals with regard to slavery.[13]
The way those ambitions were fulfilled in the Constitution of the United States without using the words "slave" or "slavery" is well known, as is the later period of tension which saw the pro-slavery states making increasingly cynical efforts to maintain a legal basis for slavery. The decision of the King's Bench in Somersett's Case may be contrasted with the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, some 85 years later, in Dred Scott v. Sandford 60 U.S. (19 How.) 393 (1857). The U.S. Supreme court held that a black "whose ancestors were … sold as slaves" was not entitled to the rights of a federal citizen and therefore had no standing in court, as blacks were "beings of an inferior order" who were not included in the phrase "all men" in the U.S. Declaration of Independence and thus were not afforded any rights by the United States Constitution. The case is also sometimes compared with North Carolina v. Mann, 13 N.C. 167 (N.C. 1830), in which the Supreme Court of North Carolina ruled that slaveowners could not be convicted for killing their slaves."

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Thank you so much. This is excellent.

Poindexter718 November 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

No future, no future,
No future for you
No future, no future,
No future for you

fuflans November 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

this is the first time in history the sex pistols lyrics has been used to underline a positive trend.

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Are they attributing this to John Cleese, or to Robin Williams?

chicken_thief November 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

Cleese.

Williams will use it later, though.

prommie November 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Is the queen taking applications for the position of "serf?" Romney would have allowed the working poor to fall to the level of peons to the corporations, I guess they are so disappointed they are now looking back to traditional fuedalism for their dream to come true.

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

" their dreams " … fuck 'em

BumbleKid November 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

"they would blindly elect an unqualified charlatan, let alone reelect him."

George W. Bush much?

chicken_thief November 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

I like the "blindly" part – like we were all crashing into each other and the furniture as we managed to accurately fill out the ballot.

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

Well spotted!

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Dick?

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:54 am

Also Ronnie Raygun

SayItWithWookies November 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

See, he's already prepared to accept an innately stupid, boorish hereditary monarch.

AngryBlakGuy November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

…socialized medicine, restrictive gun laws and Pippa Middleton?! Sign me up!!!

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

But the British teef. The teef. And british 'cuisine.'

AngryBlakGuy November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

…hmmmm, good point. But I also hear that women are easy and can drink you under the table!

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:55 am

Yes. I have found in my experience that those that are both don't look like Pippa. Just saying.

MosesInvests November 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

British 'cuisine' is why you eat curry when you're there.

sewollef November 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

Waddya mean…. Curry IS British cuisine.

And anyway, London has four 3-star Michelin restaurants compared to New York's seven. That's not that bad.

nounverb911 November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

Can we let Texas back in after the Latinos take over the state in four years?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

It can't be easy to pack that much fail into so few paragraphs.

chicken_thief November 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

The one skill the Tundra Grifter mastered in her Journalism classes. All 6 yrs of them.

UnholyMoses November 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Ever checked Twitter?

People can pack an awful lot of stupid into just 140 characters. (Though, there's a lot of funny, too.)

Botlrokit November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

You remember all that "English Only" crap you backwoods boys have been spewing? Maybe you wouldn't be kowtowing to that prissy bitch so much, and could move to a real foreign country, had you learned a second fucking language.

Toomush_Infer November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

Don't let the flag hit you in the ass on your way to the boat….

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

they'll have to build their own boat – good luck to them

HempDogbane November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

Moving to Canada, moving to Australia, reuniting with Great Britain… So hard to choose !

freakishlywrong November 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

Nobody would want them.

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:48 am

They're really going to freak out if they move to Quebec.

HempDogbane November 8, 2012 at 11:54 am

Do they serve Freedom Fries in Montreal?

LesBontemps November 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

They'd love the poutine — the teabaggers would claim it as their soul food.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I dunno, man….vinegar on fries? They'd be clamoring for ketchup.

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

C'est pour certains

PubOption November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

And socialized medicine in all those options. Back when I lived in the UK, emergency rooms would not attend to people with trivial complaints, but refer them to their primary care doctor: I would love to see that happen to a self-deporting wingnut.

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

"You can't do that! I AM AN AMERICAN! I have RIGHTS!"

mustangsavvy November 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Uh fuck no. These morons are not welcome in my beautiful Australia. They can fuck the hell off. I hear Antarctica is lovely this time of year =)

Phoebus November 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm

You'd have Liz as Head of State whichever you chose!

FakaktaSouth November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

You know what? I'd be just as happy to ship them all there before they "realize" what's up. (like these fuckers EVER REALIZE TRUTH EVER) And my Texas people talking succession, please, please do so, I would love for the state of Alabama to become about 19% its size in population when all the smart-guys take off for little Mexico. Just, go.

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

Just head for the Black Belt or a college town, Fakakta! Obama's already loading up the transport planes with foodstuffs and other supplies.

MosesInvests November 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I'd like to see Texas secede-it would be amusing to see tanks from Ft. Hood surrounding the Capitol, and seeing Gov. Goodhair being taken to Ft. Leavenworth in chains.

Beowoof November 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

What is the punishment for treason?

lulzmonger November 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Let's just say the rate of recidivism is minimal.

tiredalways November 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Being nosy but after soros & miss.t's successful unity on wonkette – whats going on with you two lovebirds ?

FakaktaSouth November 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Love love love, nothing but love, always! Thank ya for asking.

prommie November 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Sorry I turned this into one of those "kissing books."

prommie November 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Ya ever see The Princess Bride? "This is true love – you think this happens every day?"

punkneverdies November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

Boy wait until they find out about the National Health.

SayItWithWookies November 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

Awww, poor freeper — yeah, the British will definitely take you back, especially after you explain that you're disenchanted that your candidate — the one who sneered at the London Olympics, bragged that he'd just spoken to the head of MI-6, which the government doesn't acknowledge exists, and complained that half of the US population feels entitled because they'd like affordable healthcare — wasn't favored by the majority of the population. Maybe you and Lord Monckton, the bug-eyed climate denier, should buy an island in the Seychelles and start your own colony there. Land there is dirt cheap due to the scurrilous lies about the sea level rising.

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

Well-put!

savethispatient November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Boring note of pedantry: MI-6 is acknowledged to exist these days. I think sometime after the time they built a massive new headquarters on the Thames or something like that, they decided that it wasn't really a secret any more.

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm

James Bond libel!!

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

In IMAX tomorrow!

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

If you work for MI-6, do you get free IMAX passes?

PugglesRule November 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

The freeper and Monckton should move to Tuvalu. I hear it's wet and wild there.

Kid_Charlemagne November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

Oh, come on! They are just fucking with us now!

iburl November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

Typical right wingers, yearning for the stern hand of Germanic dictator.

Barrelhse November 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Iron Fisting.

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

they could turn their lunch room into a dungeon

Ruhe November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

"So if it is not really the need to escape socialism that is prompting the sad wingnuts’ desire to commit treason, we wonder what on earth it could be?"

More EPL games on basic cable?

One_who_wanders November 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Could it be racism?

Cleopatriot November 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm

They've heard about the Eurovision Song Contest.

mayor_quimby November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Well, that would be worth the yearly license fee, in my opinion.

Hera Sent Me November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

I just don't understand why a 10% income tax increase on rich people and a government program to prevent getting sick meaning bankruptcy and/or death is the "end of the Republic".

I also don't understand why the letter writer doesn't know that freedom of speech, freedom to own firearms, freedom not to be routinely surveilled by the government, etc, are not rights English people enjoy to the extent we do.

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:48 am

Because they're incredibly stupid and jaw droppingly ignorant. Nothing more really needs to be said.

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

Because they're crazy?

TootsStansbury November 8, 2012 at 11:54 am

It's because the writer in an eedjit.

Ruhe November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Dude has just had enough of the tough reality of adult life and wants to move back in with his mom. We've all been there, right?

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Nevermind that the only way he's getting is if he himself can create jobs.

SorosBot November 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Because there's still a black man in the White House. That's what they mean is the "end of the Republic".

Beowoof November 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I think this tea bagger my find some surprise in London when he notices all those surveillance cameras.

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

the first time they go off in Hyde Park , spouting their stupidity and wearing a sexy gun , they'll find out what a tightly controlled facility for the violently insane really looks like …

HELisforHEL November 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

BROADMOOR.

Geminisunmars November 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Let me explain it to you. Because.

OneDollarJuana November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

"Foreign born dictator"????

King William I, the Conqueror, b. France
King Stephen, b. France
King Richard II, b. France
King George I, b. Germany
etc.

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

And aren't the current Royals Filthy Jerries?!

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Changed to Windsor during the First World War.

PugglesRule November 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Not to mention William of Orange, you know, Battle of the Boyne and all that. Born in Holland, aka the Netherlands.

MosesInvests November 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

George II was born in Krautland, too.

SorosBot November 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Emperor Claudius, b. Gaul

DustyBowlBlues November 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

They were up to George III before the reigning monarch learned to speak English.

Loch_Nessosaur November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

This is what happens when you get all your history from A Beka Books.

glasspusher November 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm

a beka-beka-beka books. Read to them by Herman Cain

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

That's why I get all my news from A 'Becca Site.

Botlrokit November 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Kiss-ass.

(me too)

prommie November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

Well, the red states would have to give up all that sweet sweet federal tax money. You could almost say that the federal government redistributes money from the rich states to the poor states, and all those red states, all of them, are fucking takers, not givers, they are the 47%. And they wouldn't even think of seceding and giving up that welfare the federal government provides.

chicken_thief November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

Wait until that fucking moran sees what 2nd Amendment rights look like in bloody England.

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Wait until they try to drive their big assed SUV's around the city and town roads over there, or try to steer a Rascal Scooter through the aisles of the shops.

HELisforHEL November 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

And wait until they have to fill that pigmobile with teh petrol.

sewollef November 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

Right… currently the equivalent of a US gallon over there is around $11.00. And they're bitching and whining about $4.00/gallon?

Oh and like the rest of Europe, Brits buy 'petrol' by the litre.

Misty Malarky November 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

We are not amused.

HELisforHEL November 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm

HAHA! I can't believe it took us this long to get to this quote. And why didn't I think of it?

Mumbletypeg November 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

Those nutjobs can take their U-turn toward the pre-colonialist era and keep on runnin' for all I care. Fueled by the miasma combustin' right from their own befuddled, cross-purposed, unretentive toby-jugs!

freakishlywrong November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

Cheerio then, off you go. You tossers!

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

When they get there, they can all join the British National Party. They'll fit right in, really feel at home.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I'm not sure about that Beinrich Bimmler feller…doesn't feel right.

MosesInvests November 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

"Billy's joined the National Front,
He always was a little runt,
He's got his fist in the air with the other cunts,
You've got to humanize yourself."

HELisforHEL November 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Now I have to go throw that record on. Yep, record. LOL

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

You grow up and you calm down, you start wearing blue and brown, now you're working for the Clampdown.

HELisforHEL November 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

And this one too.

GeorgiaBurning November 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Right at home yes, hanging out with bitter losers

BoroPrimorac November 8, 2012 at 7:08 pm

They'll like Stoke on Trent. Otherwise known as England's arsehole.

elviouslyqueer November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

Dear Free Republic Person:

No.

Now kindly fuck right off.

ER II

bobbert November 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Points for getting the initials right.

Mahousu November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am

Uh, freepers? You know there are a bunch of them Muslins in the UK these days, right? In fact, Islam is the second largest religion in the country?

Selfish_T November 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I wonder if they know that England's got blahs now, too.

kyeshinka November 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Are they ghey and Buddhist too?

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

The first largest religion is Public Drunkenness, I hear.

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

…and that the Queen and her heir are ok with that.

SorosBot November 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Third largest; second largest is none. Yay British atheists!

FakaktaSouth November 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

Do they know that the Brits hated Mitt too? And that most of them would think a Freeper is a moron? Who do they think likes them or agrees with them? Cause I'll tell you who agrees with their fucked up conservatarded bullshit women treating ways – Iran. Why are you not begging to go to Iran?

prommie November 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Hell, they should go to Iraq! As Johnny Rotten kept saying to the crowd when I saw him in 2003, "why aren't you all in eye-rock?"

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm

there's always extaordinary renditioning

DemmeFatale November 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Go to Iran?!
And learn another language?!
(clutches pearls)

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm

(Hurriedly fetches fainting-couch)

doloras November 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Farsi's not too hard. What would be hard would be NO BEER.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Because them Eye-ray-neeyuns is Muzlimz. And these mo'fuckas too dumb to figure out that their fucking Xtian mullahs are saying the exact same thing. Also, too.

Goonemeritus November 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

Little did we know that our own free press would intentionally sabotage, deceive and withhold the truth from us”

Ok he’s right I have it on good authority that the media knew how this election was going to turn out a year ago. They cynically dragged it out just because they wanted to see a bunch of old white people cry election night.

FakaktaSouth November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I like it! Especially since it was "their" own free press, Fox, Rush, THE GOD DAMNED WEBSITE THIS GUY WRITES FOR – who lied to these people and themselves in the first place, right to the very LAST MINUTE. If you get your news from a propagandist, create your own reality, bullshit source, you get what you fucking deserve.

Goonemeritus November 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Yup! How did that Poll Truther thing work out for you?

GunToting[Redacted] November 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Rush apparently confessed to his sheep on yesterday's show that he had been lying to them about how close the election was, and how he was CONVINCED that Romney would win. He admitted that when he talked to his family and friends he admitted that Romney had no hope in hell.

DemmeFatale November 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

TRUE THE VOTE!!

UnholyMoses November 8, 2012 at 11:48 am

Your Dumbassness,

We, the people of the current American states, would like to laugh and laugh at you and other dipshit Tea Party loons. Had we known that we were going to be subjected to your weapons-grade level stupid, we could have saved a lot of trouble and hard feelings and started laughing at you sooner.

We were under the mistaken belief that you would use facts, logic, and reason to make your points rather than accuse the President of being a foreign born dictator, and act as if their freedom to worship was under attack, even though it wasn't (silly us).

Little did we know that our own free press would intentionally ignore Mitt and the Teatard's lies, and withhold reality from their listeners/viewers/readers to try and elect an out of touch oligarch who holds disdain for those Not Like Him and contempt for those not rich. Nor did we believe that there would be so many citizens so clinically fucking stupid that they would blindly support an unqualified robot, let alone vote for him.

Anyway, Your Dipshit, we are truly laughing our ass off at you, the sore losers. We promise never to try and stop your freight train of dumb ever again, because it amuses us.

Your most humble LULZers,

Reality Based Humans

Incitefully_Joe November 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

We thought our laws and Constitution would protect us from a foreign born dictator

GET IT??? Because Obama is AFRICAN.

freakishlywrong November 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

Jesus, they're embarrassing.

Incitefully_Joe November 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

It's funny, because we Commie Libunatics WISH we had Britain's NHS over here.

Ruhe November 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

This is so telling really. I've often suspected that what lies at the root of most American conservative thought is a desire for a return to some sort of (fantasy of) class order as established and maintained by "Noble" hierarchy. And not just among the wealthy class of Republicans, like the Romneys, but even among the Joe the Plumber set. They all secretly crave a return to some idealized Feudal culture where everyone knows their place. And the lesser lights, like poor Joe, imagine themselves as Cromwell-like historical figures, ascending to the peerage by virtue of their pureness to re-invigorate the nations noble blood.

T3rbo November 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

You couldn't be more wrong-they want to do this because they love the Constitution so much. Libtard.

Ruhe November 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

They do love it, it's true. And yet they won't commit to gay-marrying it.

BlueStateLibel November 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I've thought the exact same thing for quite a long time. They long for someone to bow down to and scrape to. It's some kind of "gentry" thing they still hold on to.

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

very astute ;-)

sewollef November 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

And the lesser lights, like poor Joe, imagine themselves as Cromwell-like historical figures,

Well, Cromwell was a protestant dictator who nevertheless brought a 'progressive' [for the time] republic to England after he ordered the execution of defeated King Charles I and other leaders of the Royalist rebellion following the second English civil war in 1649.

Cromwell's Parliamentary Army was also one of the first army's in history that elected its officers… the Levellers being rank & file soldier agitators, were proto-socialists.

There is a statue to Oliver Cromwell — Lord Protector, in the grounds of Parliament as one of the founders of modern democracies.

finallyhappy November 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

The Aussies would think they should go to England- the ones I knew would about fuckin Pommie whingers

Loch_Nessosaur November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

The UK called and said they already have Chavs.

PugglesRule November 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Comparing teatards to Chavs is an insult to Chavs.

SorosBot November 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Yeah; from my understanding the Chav stereotype is pretty similar to the wingnuts' "welfare moms" stereotype, except mostly white.

Misty Malarky November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

One of the posters deducted why this idea was boneheaded; specifically – Bloody Lizzie is the mastermind behind Barack HUSSEIN Obama's birth to dictator conspiracy:

Barack was born in 1961, right? Kenya didn’t get independence from Britain till 1963, right? Barack is British, who else would have the resources to forge his birth certificate if not the Queen of England?

Busted!

Womp! There it is!

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

plus , she's his real mother which makes it more intense …

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Sometimes their theories leave me faint with their sheer audacity and degree of disengagement from anything that most sane people would recognize as the history of this planet, or facts.

HELisforHEL November 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm

OM MAH GAWD THEY'RE RIGHT I MUST CHANGE MY IDEOLOGY NOW

bobbert November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

This has to be a put-on, because "Barack" is spelled correctly.

doloras November 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Lyndon LaRouche was right!!!

Slim_Pickins November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

Re-doubling down on crazy! That takes guts (or an infinite supply of crazy).

calliecallie November 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

Today we are all Charles Dickens.

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

Cor' blimey!

RomneysLogCabin November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

Dear Free Republic,

Bend over and take it in. It's God's will.

Gently yours,
Karl

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

If only they had a time machine, they could move to 1970s Rhodesia or South Africa, and live happily ever after.

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

They'd go back a bit further back. 1859, to be exact.

Misty Malarky November 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

Or 1950s Alabama!

Generation[redacted] November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm
elviouslyqueer November 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

*sniff* I'm so proud of my state!

doloras November 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I saw a picture once from 1970s Rhodesia of a white lady in the capital going shopping with an Uzi around her shoulder. Probably wingnut paradise.

TootsStansbury November 8, 2012 at 11:55 am

Hahahaha. Dumbasses are funny.

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:55 am

OT, but hey Dok Zoom: Are you posting at Buzzfeed now, too? http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/sad-broni

MissTaken November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Oh my ponyness!

proudgrampa November 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Wow. That was the gift that didn't stop giving!

Ruhe November 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

I love the scene in "The Madness of King George" where the King is talking to Pitt and he says something like "do you realize how large America is?" The real sadness and sense of loss in his voice is touching. I'd imagine that even in today's England such protestations of a desire to give up on being American would be viewed as indicative of some deep, and deeply annoying, pathology.

BadKitty904 November 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

And accurately so.

chicken_thief November 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

Re: the pic – tits or gtfo!!!!

BTWBFDIMHO November 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm
Callyson November 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

Yeah, they should go to Great Britain…it's not as if that nation has those awful socialist programs like a national health service or anything.

Um, what?

zumpie November 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

Umm, they do realize that the Queen is a figurehead and doesn't even make these decisions right? And that pretty much all the MPs really like Obama, including the leaders of the Conservative Party?

Oh and that the one thing the wingnuts DO like (the austerity measures) aren't working, have prolonged the recession there and Labour will probably be back in control over the next cycle?

BlueStateLibel November 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

My goldfish has a better chance of understanding these things than they do.

doloras November 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm

David Cameron is an honest-to-goodness socialist compared to Obama.

Stevola November 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

Please give examples of all of President Obama's socialist policies. I'll wait.

Generation[redacted] November 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

For one, he tried to take away our guns, but we turned him back with shouts of USA! USA! USA!, then he tried to redistribute our wealth, which is obviously why we live in dirt poor trailer parks, and finally he put the means of production into the hands of the working class, because the Koch brothers are the working class dontcha know.

Stevola November 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

OK, I'm convinced.

smokefilledroommate November 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Obamacare, Solyndra, ACORN and Benghazi. And Bill Ayers. And birth certificate. Watermelons.

MissTaken November 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

He's blackety black. With a side of black.

Stevola November 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Now, now. Only half.

MissTaken November 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

The *wrong* half according to them.

And of course, I mean his penis.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Which is HUGE. Just ask Michelle.

kyeshinka November 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Vegetables and 2 Live Crew.

Chichikovovich November 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

One of the planks in the Communist Manifesto is the abolition of child labor. Under Marxist Obama's Marxist administration of Marxists, child labor is against the law.

QED.

smokefilledroommate November 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

“You’re sending this to Elton John?”

Of course. Freddie Mercury’s dead. :)

Oh, ho, ho. Gotta love that Freeper wit!

HELisforHEL November 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I want Freddie's ghost to rise up and bash them all repeatedly with his half-mic stand.

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

Yeah, England needs more Pikeys.

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

Freepers, the idea is to move to a country that actually shares your ideals. So have fun being Persons Of No Citizenship Living In The Airport. Oh, those of you more concerned with social issues could join the Taliban, also.

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Too brown.

smokefilledroommate November 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Too complicated– they'd have to worry about PONCLITAs in name only lurking about.

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm

there will be turf wars with the Hari Krishnas at the airport

freakishlywrong November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

We don't even want these ignorant assholes around, what on earth makes them think that some other country would?

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

the anacondas in the florida everglades have virtually decimated the food supply there … just say'in

Blueb4sinrise November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Can we pack them on a ship and sell them to Great Britain?
.
.
.
PROFIT!!!!!!!!!!!

zumpie November 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

No, loss—we'd have to pay Great Britain to take these losers

Blueb4sinrise November 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Tax deduction?

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

making Britain a toxic waste dump

pdiddycornchips November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Wanker libel!!

MosesInvests November 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Tosser, also, too.

FlipFlopFuck November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Shhh, don't tell them about the atheist and Darwinist rates on the Isles.

the_deliverator November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

ugh, people can be so stupid. I have a friend who is mostly a lovely person, but she declared she was going to spend the next four years in Italy to escape the Bamz. Italy! Land of universal healthcare, with a center-left government. She's also Catholic. But divorced. DERP, DERP, DERP. the cognitive dissonance is strong within her.

TootsStansbury November 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

You know, the disconnect might be that it's OK for furn countries to have all that; just not Murka. I can't figure it out.

MissTaken November 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Bunga Bunga!

freakishlywrong November 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

How 'bout she stays here and I go to Italy, where I share their values. Also. Ugly Murkans abroad will alienate us from Europe for decades.

Troubledog November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Pretty sure Mitt's Olympic visit has burned this bridge, mate.

proudgrampa November 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

What?

SorosBot November 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hey Freepers, you might want to try learning what freedom is before you accuse Obama of being against it. Hint: government doing its job and providing for the less fortunate in no way hampers freedom, in fact that enhances it.

axonneuron November 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

What a bunch of dumbtards.

MUHAMMED_PBUH November 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm

"Sovereign citizens" is wingnut code for "I'm a white supremacist" or "I hang out with white supremacists so much that I have subconsciously started imitating them".

SorosBot November 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Those silly "socialist" liberals who want to make society more fair really do hold distain [sic] for our nation and contempt for its founding principles; why they want to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity. How un-American!

a_pink_poodle November 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

My God, they're secret Loyalists!!! And you know what us American's do to Loyalists, right?

Seriously, I don't know what we do to Loyalists. We'll have to dig through the Smithsonian to see what the penalties were.

NothingMissing November 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Get back to us on how enjoyable the British life is after you go to your first football game there.

DemmeFatale November 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

And be sure to wear some (hopefully expensive) item of clothing representing your team!

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

William Pitt the Younger

LORD PALMERSTON!

DCBloom November 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I decline to comment until I see Limeylizzie's take…..

DemmeFatale November 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I'm sure the word "cunty" will enter in to it.
(No one says cunty like LL.)

DCBloom November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Right? I imagine her making it sound quite classy.
BTW, excellent avatar!

Mittaplasia November 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Dunderheads, malcontents and ne'er-do-wells, OH, MY! Just shoo!

WhatTheHeck November 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Thank M, the new James Bond is out today. Working OHMS, he will launch a few missiles at the blue states.

Jerri November 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Maybe Uz-beki-beki-bekistan will take them.

fuflans November 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

god where to start with these idiots.

1. this is a recycled libtard protest from 2004 (key words changed, obv.)
http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/jokes/blj

2. our version made sense

3. our version was funny

4. fuck you.

T3rbo November 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Oh god, the fake reply from the queen on the new republic site is so great! The queen used the term "SEED CORN.' AH HAHAHAHAHHA.

Dear Humble Servants:
Thank you for your enquiry. Let me relate a story, though, before I reply.

I was watching monster truck racing on the cable television the other day, and I noticed two things. Firstly, I saw that I was out of mountain dew. Secondly, I observed that you elected a Kenyan to office again. How dreadful, I thought to myself, and belched.

Indeed, we will accept your offer of assimilation into Great Britain, on two conditions. First, you must teach me how to dance properly. Secondly, you must make me some moonshine.

I respectfully await your reply!

Love and Kisses,

The Queen (of England)

FlipFlopFuck November 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

SueBob Libel!

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Nice video, needs moar pistol-shots at his feetz.

DemmeFatale November 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

…just when I thought this couldn't get any funnier…

kyeshinka November 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Didn't our independence movement begin with dumping teabags?

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

they are self-dumping this time

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I advise you Freepers to renounce your citizenship now and sort out where to immigrate later. No backsies, Goddamn you!!

Chichikovovich November 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

"Had we known that we were going to be subjects anyway"

Oh, yes, you guys are subjects. For sure. But when they spoke during the Revolution of their dissatisfaction with their status as "subjects", they didn't mean "subjects of scores of PhD theses in abnormal psychology and the sociology of mass delusion"

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

remember the tulip bulb craze that swept through Holland in the 17th century ? entire fortunes were bid for a single bulb in some case – then the market crashed , fortunes lost – and people snapped out of it suddenly and they all wondered why they did that … baggers remind me of that level of mass crazy

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Ever read "Extraordinary Popular Delusions"?

PrimlyStable November 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

When Mittens visited the UK in the summer, he repeatedly insulted the entire nation. So I'd rather not have all his supports crossing the Atlantic too, thank you very much.

Oh and also the NHS.

T3rbo November 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

To Galt's Gulch with all of you fuck sticks-get to making your own passports, purifying your own water, and homeschooling your kids

BlueStateLibel November 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Can we please, please write a letter to Queen Elizabeth begging her to take them off our hands? (Then she can deport them to Australia, who the hell cares.)

SorosBot November 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

While we're deporting crazed wingnuts, can we make Australia take Mel Gibson back?

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Australia would care , and torpedo the tugboat as it appoached

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

This would probably meet with the approval of the majority of the citizens. Of both countries.

BlueStateLibel November 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

All well and good, have at it.

GunToting[Redacted] November 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Knifecrime Island stands ready to welcome the flood of gun-totin' dipshits.

synykyl November 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

The Freepers should all move to Atlantis instead.

It's down there, honest! Just jump in with these weights chained to your neck. You can't miss it.

MosesInvests November 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Way down, below the ocean, where I want to be, she may be.

HarryButtle November 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

So…Tea Party Tories?

JustPixelz November 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Why are they settling for England? Must be the libertarian paradise that is Somalia is full.

MissTaken November 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

These Freepers idiots really think they'll be living upstairs at Downton Abbey. Ha, it'll be all Mrs. Patmore bitching at you for burning the shepard's pie, you fucking cunts.

Oh and Freepers, cunts is what they will call you. All the fuck of you!

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

What is this "Downton Abbey" all the kids are talking about? Sounds like "Upstairs Downstairs" from the '70s.

MissTaken November 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

It really is just a remake of Upstairs Downstairs. BUT! Did Upstairs Downstairs have a storyline of the Earl's eldest daughter getting stuck under the dead body of a Turkish envoy after he took her virginity and the Countess and maid conspiring to move the dead body back to his room so he appeared to die in his sleep? Didn't think so!

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

No, but Fawlty Towers had an episode with Basil and Manuel running around with a dead body!

DCBloom November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Downton Abbey has gay people, and Maggie Smith

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

The stupid motherfuckers can't even do their version of Post-2004-Election Liberal Escapist Depression right! Oh, the fail!

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Also, too, you NEVER address the Queen as "Your Grace." "Your Grace" is the proper term of address for a DUCHESS, or for a Duke, and, in certain circumstances, for churchmen. The Queen is addressed as "Your Majesty."

Blueb4sinrise November 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Delete this !!!!!

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Will not!!!!!!!

Blueb4sinrise November 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Okay, fine. I guess it won't matter because they couldn't find GB anyway.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Oh. No, they definitely won't. Last I heard they thought South Africa was in Miss'sippi. Which ain't too far off ideologically, but yeah, geography's a bit outside their capabilities.

MosesInvests November 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Or less formally, Ma'am.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I've never been on less formal terms with the Queen.

Although I did once stand in line and wave my hanky, as I was told to. But I was a very little child, then.

T3rbo November 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

In Free America, we can address the Queen any way we want, because freedom of speech and Constitution. Oh…

Redhead November 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

"Little did we know that our own free press would intentionally sabotage, deceive and withhold the truth from us in order to reelect a Socialist that still holds distain for our nation and contempt for its founding principles."

Well, I know Darwin is the devil himself, but… if a group is basically proving Darwin's theory of evolution by slowly dying out because of its inability to change or adapt to its surroundings, but that group refuses to believe that evolution is anything other than a lie by the devil, what happens? Do their heads all explode one day?

Fuck, when did compassion (and Jesus's whole spiel in pretty much to whole new testament for that matter) quit being American values?

Andrew Drinker November 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

They're just jealous. When we screamed about moving abroad back in the Bush years, we had a multitude of places to choose from that have MORE government in the form of cool stuff, neat places like the UK, Canada, Sweden, Australia, Finland, and many more! If they want to move to a place that has LESS government (and LESS SOCIALISM ZOMG), they have, like, Rwanda or something.

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Exactly.

Tangled sin tax November 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Help me, Rwanda

BTW, our exchange student from there said you really do pronounce it like Rhonda.

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

or the polar ice cap as long as it lasts …

Jus_Wonderin November 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Free Republic folks seem doltish.

HRH_Maddie November 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I thought only my idiot brother-in-law said stupid crap like "I'm going to Canada to escape socialism."

T3rbo November 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

have you ever been to "Facebook," the website? Several dozen people are posting things that are very similar

elgin_pelican November 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Sounds good to me – they play football just like we do! Wait, what?

BaldarTFlagass November 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hey, I saw the Patriots and Rams play last week at Wembley, so you must be right!

miss_grundy November 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Does this Einstein understand that the Brits have a thing called the National Healthcare System, in which you are covered from cradle to grave? No? I didn't think so, either.

iTuna November 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

No joke, lots of serious, unironic secession/race riot talk in my Central Texas office the past two days, in addition to the usual stuff about Michelle Obama looking like a chimpanzee, not to mention the people on facebook saying things like "that's what happens when you let n*ggers vote".

I have one week left here, and it can't come soon enough.

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

godspeed to ya

BoroPrimorac November 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Take a shit in the bathroom sink on your last day.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I knew this bit of utterly useless information would come in handy some day. :) Said that already, haha.

rickmaci November 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

"Dear A. People,
We have considered your offer and suggest the following: we will take everything from Boston to New York City, on a line continuing up the Hudson River to our people in Canada (such a lovely peaceful people, you will like them), and offer Commonwealth status to South Florida (because we love places with extreme weather, particularly hot, where the people speak those funny languages other than English) and your San Francisco Bay area with their wine country because it is such a lovely place and it was ours in the first place after Sir Francis Drake stopped there. We will consider taking Kentucky for our horses but we believe there has been too much inbreeding there (among the humans), even by our standards, so we would have to stipulate that the horses can stay but the people must leave. You can keep the rest or give it back to France or Spain as it was previously, as you please. Very truly yours, ERII"

Woodshedding November 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

LOL!! "Shut up, that's why!" Never mind anything else, Rebecca reigns. Hand over that crown, Liz.

GeneralLerong November 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I suspect they don't realize that they'd have to get passports. For the first time in their lives.

DahBoner November 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

" They hadn’t even shot the Archduke Ferdinand yet!"

Suddenly, I am afraid to look this up in the Urban Slang dictionary…

rmjagg November 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

the shot heard around the world – he was a screamer

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Can't say I blame you. (Thinks back to previous Wonketz-inspired encounters, shudders)

DustyBowlBlues November 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Having rid themselves of the humorless puritans once, I doubt they want them back again.

Redgyal November 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

To answer Rebecca's question, I believe the thing they are really afraid of is that the president is able to stay in the sun without the help of tanning agents or high level sun block. Basically, melanin envy. If you need help with anything else, just ask.

Limeylizzie November 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I do not want them to ever go to England to avail themselves of our many fine things and women.

Chet Kincaid_ November 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Well, the Negroes did, and then they went home and invented Bebop and Civil Rights.

Limeylizzie November 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Well that's different I would have welcomed the negroes!

OneYieldRegular November 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

This deserves to be written out in splendid Olde-English-as-she-is-spoke calligraphy, bordered in gold leaf, and framed.

Freepers, good work. For 2016 and beyond, this is exactly the direction in which you should keep heading.

bloggingbalkanistan November 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Do they need a ride to the airport?

Troglodeity November 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Hey Freepublic, Trump and all you other dickheads calling for revolution or re-joining the U.K.: Remember that old bumper sticker?

AMERICA: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!

Bunch of crying little babies. Grow up.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Yeah. You tell 'em. And remember: A short, sharp shock goes a long way.

mustangsavvy November 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Dear White Queen,

We are under the oppression of a Blah. Please send the Red Coats to rescue us. We are gonna be the ones wearing the Tri-Corner hats. Probably with Black Boots. Or maybe Navy Boots. But definitely with a Red Sash. To represent our bleeding hearts being stabbed to death by Socialism.

xxoo
(Racist & Stupid) American People Who Will Gladly Be Your Subjects Again because Blah Guy is Re-Elected. Also too. Please Excuse the Whole "Revolution" Thing. Our Bad.

P.S. Is it illegal for Blahs to vote in your country? We kinda have a thing against that.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Hey, wow, you're *really fluent* in Teabagese!

mustangsavvy November 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Snark off.

Seriously, these people. I feel like we need some kind of mental health intervention right now? Because wow, the stupid runs strong in them.

ElPinche November 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

oh good god.

ChrisM2011 November 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Tally Ho, I say!

Cleopatriot November 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Please don't tell any of them about the commie medicine for everyone in the UK or Canada.

BlueStateLibel November 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Wait, weren't some libertarian nuts supposed to be building some islands in the Pacific to escape the tyranny of the normal peoples? Wonkette had a post about it ages ago. Maybe they could go there.

Guppy November 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm

There's a special place in Hell for loyalists to the Crown. It's called "Ontario."

Lazy Media November 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm

You are not her Majesty's servants, peons, you are her subjects. Now pull that forelock. PULL IT HARDER!!!

unclejeems November 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Yeah, I think they should all move to New Zealand. English is more or less spoken there. But a big fraction of the population is composed of the Maori, a Polynesian people with little sense of humor, some of whom are larger than your average refrigerator.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4LNjNXt1yM

They might have a problem with some of the more colorful racial theories expounded by this particular species of American moron.

RufusTFirefly November 9, 2012 at 1:07 am

I, for one, welcome our new British overlords.

ttommyunger November 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

Facts? We don' need no stinkin' facts!

SavageDrummer November 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Silly wingnuts, her title is "Your Majesty" not "Your Grace"

bargal20 November 10, 2012 at 3:50 am

Meh, take it from an Australian; British oppression just ain't what it used to be. If you Americans had just waited it out like us and Canada, you'd have a nice powerless ceremonial head of state who visits every five years, a full democracy and a booming socialist economy..

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 11:54 am

The reformulation is….well, you said it ;-)

Madfall November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

If you're ever in Portland OR I'll take you to my favourite cider bar to try some of the local stuff, it's excellent.

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Wait. With real sugar?

ManchuCandidate November 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Yup. 5.5%

actor212 November 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

It kind of surprises me that NYC doesn't have microbrews. After all, we've got a really good soft cider business here. I have to look into that.

Madfall November 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

If you didn't see it above, if you ever pass through PDX I'll introduce you to some excellent local stuff.

Terry November 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Not in the DC area, where pretty much everyone works for one government or another whether they admit it or not.

LesBontemps November 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Nah, mang,no vinegar; it's fries, cheese curds and gravy. Some versions will add like ground beef and/or fried onions, in the style of chili-cheese fries.

smashedinhat November 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

When I was hanging with Brit expats in Moscow I was frequently subjected to all manner of heavy breakfast materials. For a guy who normally doesn't like breakfast at all and subscribes to the theory that hunger makes one sharper I could never understand how anyone could function with a belly full of bangers and beans to start the day. Unless we hadn't been to bed yet. But that's different.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Blood sausage is delicious, if done well! But that's not a traditional Irish breakfast.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm

We used to have hot noodle soup for breakfast. Delicious. Or you could have salted fish, pickled cucumbers, fried egg, and coconut rice. Even more delicious.

Why is everybody talking about food? It's making me HUNGRY.

AlterNewt November 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Friends from the U.K. were here last week and brought Marks & Spencer shortbread cookies. Gone in 24 hours.

HELisforHEL November 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm

OMFG Digestives. Cookie/crackery manna from heaven.

Geminisunmars November 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm

He just feeds on reaction to him. And we can't kill him “with votes.” What to do, what to do.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Uh … Oh, look, just behind your ear (runs out of room, slamming door)

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Send him pallets of butter cookies, shortbread, duck confit, thick-cut bacon, and five-flower pork. He might take the insult, but he'll certainly also take the food – on a one-way trip to a myocardial infarct. (sighs blissfully)

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm

*Some*one's in a mood.

Geminisunmars November 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm

And enjoying it, too!

Redgyal November 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

History buff or political science buff? Or just buff in general?

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Boff. :) History has always been one of my great loves, and I am only beginning to realize how much of history is the history of politics.

Redgyal November 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

And how much of politics is due to man's greed?

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm

An excellent question. All of it, it would seem, at least from my vantage point.

Redgyal November 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

You mean all of it Katie.

MittBorg November 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Pardon my failure to meme appropriately. :)

Redgyal November 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

You're excused. :)

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