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GDT: William & Kate Visit Canada / Coming to L.A.!

View Poll Results: How excited are you about the royal's visit!?
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07-06-2011, 04:51 PM
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Noted pundit Tim Calhoun destroyed your "taxpayer" argument on page 3.
No he didn't. All he said was that wasting money on this doesn't matter because we waste it on other things.

It is possible to complain about both this waste of dollars and the wasting of other dollars at the same time. This royal visit serves no purpose other than to allow people to fawn over them which is quite sad and possibly pathetic.

If they were paying for their own trip I would have no reasonable way to object to it.

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You're just mad they didn't go to Winnipeg

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Well, it is more challenging shooting a ball into a net with proper form while wearing a suit, tie, and dress shoes.

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Paying for a visit from the Queen is one thing because she's the head of state, even if only symbolically.

But William isn't the monarch (he's not even next in line) and so there is no point in paying for him and his bird to visit Canada. This tour is for People and US Magazine, it has nothing substantive to do with the government of Canada in any way.

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Well, it is more challenging shooting a ball into a net with proper form while wearing a suit, tie, and dress shoes.
Good point.

They got Team Canada jerseys too, Kate #1 William #2


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I'm glad they didn't come to Winnipeg. Those fools probably would have tied up traffic and caused me a minor inconvenience. Them not coming means no inconvenience.

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Paying for a visit from the Queen is one thing because she's the head of state, even if only symbolically.

But William isn't the monarch (he's not even next in line) and so there is no point in paying for him and his bird to visit Canada. This tour is for People and US Magazine, it has nothing substantive to do with the government of Canada in any way.
...are you canadian?

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...are you canadian?
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Paying for a visit from the Queen is one thing because she's the head of state, even if only symbolically.

But William isn't the monarch (he's not even next in line) and so there is no point in paying for him and his bird to visit Canada. This tour is for People and US Magazine, it has nothing substantive to do with the government of Canada in any way.
As intently as I have followed this tour, it appears to be one of goodwill. See nothing wrong with it. Plus the Canadians love it, the nation has been swept into Will and Kate frenzy.

Good for them man

I am jealous of our Canadian brethren

I jelly

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Yes.
Do you have dual citizenship too like the late Peter Jennings

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Do you have dual citizenship too like the late Peter Jennings
Not yet, need to wait a few years before I'm eligible to apply.

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Damn these royals!

First wasting tax payers' dollars, and now they are getting in the way of real work by stopping by the devastated community of Slave Lake, Alberta!!!!!

Classless.

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Are they in Slave Lake right now?

I should drive up there.

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Are they in Slave Lake right now?

I should drive up there.
That's what the local news said.

They are heading to Calgary afterwards, then California according to what they said.

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They will be gone by the time I get there, if they aren't gone already.

Too bad, but I probably have another fifty-some years to see them.

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I can't believe the American news didn't cover them at all today!

Not going to google and finding out what they did today. Too lazy. Assume it was something charitable

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Oh please. Canada doesn't care about royalty anymore; people only care about them because they are celebrities. Not because of any type of respect for monarchy

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I hope they put Kate's face on our money one day

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Hahahahaha she will end up on Canadian money

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I hope they put Kate's face on our money one day
I agree. Money will be more popular

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She's good-looking, would have no problem with that.

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Isn't the Queen on your current money? Can't you just throw her off and put Kate on instead?

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Yeah, the Queen is on all of our coins and the twenty dollar bill.

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i support putting Kate on our money, shes good looking. Need more good looking people on our money, like myself. I should be on our money.

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