Britain, gay rights, PPH, racism, Royal Wedding, Stonewall Uprising, wacko right wing, Women's issues
Okay, so Troy Mills isn’t such a fashionista’s dream, but we do have a clue at least. We may tend more toward straw hats and baseball caps, but we know awful when we see it.
Pictured here are Prince William and Sarah Ferguson’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenia. I know not which is which but does it matter?
The blue monstrosity fails on every level from the gaudy blue to the what look like grapes plated on her hat overlaid by a feather duster.
The beige dress on the other is fine, but that thing glued to her forehead is simply ghastly. I mean it looks like a pair of antlers.
Those were the only serious faux pas I saw among attendees at THE wedding. The Beckhams looked elegant in every respect.
Of course hats are essential at any Royal affair, and so all the women were decked out in hats of every description and style. A couple of other women (no doubt purchasing from the same “designer” and I use that term loosely) also chose to tack wriggly messes of snakes alongside their heads. These were simply not hats, but head dresses and thankfully were worn by lesser unknowns who assuredly won’t be in any family pictures.
I have no clue why the Royals are so big on hats. I’m sure there is a history, but I’m not aware of it.
One person of course stood out among all the women and that was Katherine herself. I thought her gown was simply beautiful in every respect as was that of her sister’s who was her matron of honor. They were elegance and beauty personified.
All this of course is so much hoopla about nothing much at all. Much more important things are going on in the world, but heck, we don’t really have anything comparable and its kinda fun to see all the pomp and circumstance.
Oh, one important proviso here. The Contrarian warned me against writing anything at all positive about the Royals today. He reminded me that it takes only two people in Iowa to have a person committed, and he would sure be unhappy should I not be available to accompany him to New Mexico.
So, if you don’t see me around here next week, do look into it and come to my assistance. I’m not crazy for watching a Royal wedding! No I am not!
Me thinks they speak with forked tongues. The wacko extremist right is not giving up its fight to defund Planned Parenthood, now called “Klanned Parenthood” in an attempt to marry the group to its founder, Margaret Sanger who certainly did have racist ideas.
However, so did the several other institutions in their infancy, and certainly there is no reason on earth to attribute Sanger’s beliefs to the groups activities today. Of course the insane right continues to paint the organization as out to commit genocide on the African-American community. The do this by citing that African-American abortion actual numbers are higher than for other women. This of course means nothing at all, it simply means there are more poor black women than white who need its services.
Moreover, these same groups who are “so concerned” about the lives of African-Americans, are the same folks who are against affirmative action programs, the use of federal funds to aid poor women and children (more black than white) with health matters and such things as Head Start and so forth.
Worse, they are the first to screech against any black person who suggests that racism still exists in this country, calling them “racists” and players of the “race card.”
These are the people who continue to disbelieve that the President was born in the US, and now question how he got into Columbia and Harvard, ugly innuendos that convey a covert racism that is all too clear.
Don’t know if you saw this or not, but last night we watched a taped PBS American Experience, on the Stonewall uprising. If you are not aware, the Stonewall was a gay bar in Greenwich Village in NYC. Periodically the NY police raided these establishments rousting patrons and generally disrespecting all gay people. This was back in the early 60’s.
One night, for reasons unknown, the patrons decided not to go nicely, and soon the streets were filled with protestors. The police are the ones who finally backed down.
What was more poignant and sickening were the stories many now middle-aged and older gay men and women told of those times, of some of the systems in place. Worst of all was a police detective addressing a school of youngsters, all around maybe 10 years of age, warning them to avoid homosexuals and that behavior because in his words, “we will find you and arrest you.” Imagine saying such things to children.
It was uplifting in how far we have come, and utterly sad in remembering where we were.
Middle Seaman said:
Planned Parenthood and the Stonewall Uprising are great symbols of our times. One section of our society wants progress while another wants to return to the valueless days of the past.
If you are committed, send me an email. I’ll come to your rescue on my white horse. (I have one or so I dream.)
true on both counts…so far so good…no white coats have yet to appear.
Snoring Dog Studio said:
What is up with the hats sticking to their foreheads? When did the top of the head go out of favor as the best location for a hat? Will the Ferguson daughter need to have that octopus thing surgically removed from her forehead? Is someone missing a navy blue tablecloth? Did Victoria receive any transmissions through that wire coming out of her chapeau? See, it’s a good thing I didn’t watch. I have far too many questions.
I mean I thought they were hideous. Yet I’m told, one of the hats has its own facebook page now…we are fast declining into the chaos of Rome…save us!
The Hat. Oh. My. God.
Thank you! lol…I don’t call it a hat, rather an appendage…I think its parasitic
Sherry, it’s Prince Andrew who is the father of those charming clue-less hat girls. Prince William is their cousin!
And about the Stonewall documentary, I’ve heard before that the uprising happened the week Judy Garland died and that the response to THAT event may have triggered the “Hell, no, we won’t go” attitude that night.
oh right you are….I knew that, it undoubtedly was a typo moment thinking about the PW wedding…lol…I should change it…yes I should.
Interesting about the Stonewall thing. I don’t recall them mentioning that. but it seems logical doesn’t it?
My I just be cheeky and share my own take on the wedding of William and Catherine? – or rather, my daughter’s:
Regarding such, I am not what you might call a “Royalist” (despite my nationality!), but yes, I did “check out” the aforementioned union on TV… for research purposes, of course. Part of me is inclined to agree with you (and many others) on the attire of the Ferguson sisters, but as I tend to rather admire people for at least being different, another part of me also declares… “You go, Beatrice and Eugenie!”
Hat aside, didn’t Beatrice eye’s look scary?
( PS. it seems this wasn’t the first occasion BF sported “interesting” headgear… http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XyUR22ndoBI/TbjNgrNAGqI/AAAAAAAAar0/N9z1S0fZYck/s1600/hat%2B2.jpg )
According to Senator Jon Kyl -(R)(AZ)abortions constituted “well over 90%” of Planned Parenthood activity.The correct figure is about 3%.His staff responded that his words were not intended to be factual. Put that in the same light as 94 year old Zsa Zsa and her husband trying for a baby.
indeed, that bit on Kyl has become a hoot. John Stewart did tons on it and Stephen Colbert tweeted him to death. Gotta love dem lying GOPers
I’ll be less kind. Before I knew who they were, my reaction was “omg, tramps tarted up!’.
I was speaking of Beatrice and Eugenia.
Also – did they remind you of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters at the Prince’s ball?
I truly didn’t see anyone else entering the church who chose to look so ridiculous. I saw 2 other women with pasted on snake tangles, but not on their forehead! lol
hahahaa….well I can see how you would conclude that…they look like street walkers for sure.
Beatrice and Eugenie reminded me of Mary-Kate and Ashley…whose fashion I can never understand, nor the makeup!
Your title so was funny and appropriate!!
lol…well thanks. I don’t know where my mind goes sometimes.
Bullwinkle’s name is named after a real person. His name was Clarence Ahrens Bullwinkel. He is 100% German. Bullwinkle came from the place called Bullenwinkel in Prussia, today’s Germany. All Bullwinkels are related to each other.
Well if that don’t beat all! Thanks for the info and welcome to the conversation.
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