And She’s Still Not Done: Once Again, The Queen Goes Above and Beyond

 

You’ve got to hand it to the late Queen.  Not only did she manage to die in Scotland, giving the Palace an opportunity to drive her past thousands of loyal and respectful Scots to Edinburgh for a lie-in at which thousands of people queued up to view her casket, and then past thousands more as she was driven to the airport for the flight home (The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon–who represents the Scottish Nationalists–must have been regurgitating her haggis the whole time); she also died on one of the rare occasions that Harry and Meghan were actually in England, thereby side-stepping the inevitable “will they fly to the UK from California–Will Meghan go with?” circus that would otherwise have occurred over the course of days and distracted from the main event.

Now for the best part: Today’s Telegraph headline: Coverage of the Queen’s death led to drop in funding for Democrats, New York Times says.

September is a pivotal month for political parties as they gear up for a poll in which the fate of both houses of Congress hangs in the balance.

During the 2018 midterm elections, MissionWired, a Democrat fundraising company, saw donations surge by 133 per cent.

But, according to Nat MissionWired’s Nat Binns, the increase is projected to be about half the 2018 figure.

“The coverage of the Queen disrupted that moment,” Mr Binns told the New York Times.

“It feels almost like we have to start over to build it up.”

God Save the Queen!

(I wonder what she’ll get up to next.)

PS: The article does say that Republican fundraisers didn’t respond to the NYT’s request for information.  I expect their funding was down some too; but I should think the Democrats were hoping for a post-Roe-decision bonanza,  and apparently they fell far short. 

 

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  1. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    I wonder how many kids will be dressing up as QE2 for Halloween. 

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  2. Percival Thatcher
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    According to the paper, in recent weeks Democrat donors have been more fixated on the Royal corgis, the Grenadier Guards and the pageantry than the passing of new laws restricting access to abortions.

    [blather]

    [more blather]

    “Most people are not tuned into politics 24/7,” Chris Galdieri, associate professor at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, told The Telegraph.

    “When something knocks politics out of the news, especially when it’s this big a story with pageantry, Harry and Meghan and how the new King presents himself, you are going to forget politics is out there.”

    I hear bright, shiny objects distract them too.

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  3. BDB Coolidge
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I wonder how many kids will be dressing up as QE2 for Halloween.

    “Halloween”?

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  4. Al Sparks Thatcher
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    She: Not only did she manage to die in Scotland

    She planned it that way.  Whether it was simply because she loved Balmoral and wanted to die there, or whether she factored in the benefits to the monarchy of dying in Scotland is moot.  She knew that the end was near, and even had an outgoing Prime Minister and an incoming one meet her at Balmoral instead of traveling to Buckingham Palace to do that handover.

    Good on her.

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  5. She Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I wonder how many kids will be dressing up as QE2 for Halloween.

    “Halloween”?

    Halloween for kids isn’t as big in the UK as it is here, but its popularity has increased.

    Queen Elizabeth II Sends Letter to Toddler With Queen Halloween Costume

    Apparently, this one received an appreciative letter from the Queen, complimenting the young lady on her “splendid outfit.”

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  6. She Member
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    Here we are, trendsetting again.  Just got home from a trip to Tractor Supply, during which I turned on the car radio at exactly the right time to discover the “Clay and Buck” show (doing their best, but not the same), to be talking about how Democrats were complaining that the Queen’s death had cut into their fundraising for the month of September.

     

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  7. BDB Coolidge
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    She (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I wonder how many kids will be dressing up as QE2 for Halloween.

    “Halloween”?

    Halloween for kids isn’t as big in the UK as it is here, but its popularity has increased.

    Queen Elizabeth II Sends Letter to Toddler With Queen Halloween Costume

    Apparently, this one received an appreciative letter from the Queen, complimenting the young lady on her “splendid outfit.”

     

    Love it.  I was just questioning the need to wait.  

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  8. Western Chauvinist Member
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    She (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I wonder how many kids will be dressing up as QE2 for Halloween.

    “Halloween”?

    Halloween for kids isn’t as big in the UK as it is here, but its popularity has increased.

    Queen Elizabeth II Sends Letter to Toddler With Queen Halloween Costume

    Apparently, this one received an appreciative letter from the Queen, complimenting the young lady on her “splendid outfit.”

     

    Oh man! Makes me wish I had little ones to dress up. I have the corgi (and a border terrier).

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  9. She Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I wonder how many kids will be dressing up as QE2 for Halloween.

    “Halloween”?

    Halloween for kids isn’t as big in the UK as it is here, but its popularity has increased.

    Queen Elizabeth II Sends Letter to Toddler With Queen Halloween Costume

    Apparently, this one received an appreciative letter from the Queen, complimenting the young lady on her “splendid outfit.”

    Oh man! Makes me wish I had little ones to dress up. I have the corgi (and a border terrier).

    Yeah.  I finally seem to have reached the point at which Granny can no longer provide the perfect Halloween costume for her beloved Granddaughter, who’s moved on to other lodestars in her life.  Still, the fact that the story ran for 13 years, from “Bumble” to “Audrey Hepburn” and beyond, is good enough for me:

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  10. Western Chauvinist Member
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    She (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I wonder how many kids will be dressing up as QE2 for Halloween.

    “Halloween”?

    Halloween for kids isn’t as big in the UK as it is here, but its popularity has increased.

    Queen Elizabeth II Sends Letter to Toddler With Queen Halloween Costume

    Apparently, this one received an appreciative letter from the Queen, complimenting the young lady on her “splendid outfit.”

    Oh man! Makes me wish I had little ones to dress up. I have the corgi (and a border terrier).

    Yeah. I finally seem to have reached the point at which Granny can no longer provide the perfect Halloween costume for her beloved Granddaughter, who’s moved on to other lodestars in her life. Still, the fact that the story ran for 13 years, from “Bumble” to “Audrey Hepburn” and beyond, is good enough for me:

    I remember that Audrey Hepburn get-up. Awesome!

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  11. BDB Coolidge
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    She (View Comment):
    Just got home from a trip to Tractor Supply

    Checking out the Fall lineup?

    EDIT:  You can no-kidding dress for work at Tractor Supply.  It ain’t all coveralls and straw bramble hats.

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  12. Percival Thatcher
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    I don’t know from Tractor Supply, but Farm & Fleet has got it all, baby.

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  13. carcat74 Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    I wonder how many kids will be dressing up as QE2 for Halloween.

    “Halloween”?

    Halloween for kids isn’t as big in the UK as it is here, but its popularity has increased.

    Queen Elizabeth II Sends Letter to Toddler With Queen Halloween Costume

    Apparently, this one received an appreciative letter from the Queen, complimenting the young lady on her “splendid outfit.”

    Oh man! Makes me wish I had little ones to dress up. I have the corgi (and a border terrier).

    Yeah. I finally seem to have reached the point at which Granny can no longer provide the perfect Halloween costume for her beloved Granddaughter, who’s moved on to other lodestars in her life. Still, the fact that the story ran for 13 years, from “Bumble” to “Audrey Hepburn” and beyond, is good enough for me:

    I remember that Audrey Hepburn get-up. Awesome!

     

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  14. carcat74 Member
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    Also reminds me of Jackie O…. the current 1st heifer isn’t worthy enough to sweep the ground after Mrs.Kennedy…. 

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  15. She Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    I don’t know from Tractor Supply, but Farm & Fleet has got it all, baby.

    We don’t have a Farm & Fleet, but what I can’t find at Tractor Supply, I can generally find at Rural King.  And they have free popcorn!

    BDB (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):
    Just got home from a trip to Tractor Supply

    Checking out the Fall lineup?

    EDIT: You can no-kidding dress for work at Tractor Supply. It ain’t all coveralls and straw bramble hats.

    True dat.  Although I do have a plentiful supply of both.

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