Dogpatch wrote:Misha wrote:They are parasites. The couple is likable and those aren't words I'd use if I were a public personality. But, come on, we're paying for their sojourn (yeah, yeah, I know, they're our soon to be heads of state and all that... and something about tourist dollars, which is a economically dubious). Nice couple. Historically important institution. Now, not so much.
I'm a lazy rebublican who can't be bothered to get mad. But the fact is the word choice was accurate. I challenge anyone to say it's verbally wrong to refer to them as parasites. They are.
That aside, I wish them well. It's likely harder to be them than it is to be me. But, the woman did choose the life....
One of this days, I'm going to get the shock of my life by going through the federal budget (There's one coming on Monday apparently) and read the line that says - Payment to the Queen & Phillip so there kids and grandkids don't have to work: $500 million.
(Yes I know, we pay for security when they deign to come for a visit, but those fancy red coats the RCMP wear don't dryclean themselves, and it's not like a President would be any cheaper -- just ask one of 2 or 3 dozen Americans that post on FD.)