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Saturday, 14 June 2014

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xx a woman who by any standards is truly, magnificently beautiful,xx

WHAT!? Kick your guide dog, he is leading you astray.

She has lips like Jimmy Hendrix after sucking a wasp nest!

Damn UGLY!

You desperately need a visit to Specsavers, FT!

Well boys, she ain't all that bad! David, you will need your tie for dinner now that she has been titled.

Oh hell, Whitewall, it will take me hours to choose exactly the right one.

I didn't know non-Brits could be given damehoods. I guess "honorary" accounts for that. Has it happened before? How come I'm not a sir?

Dom, I've wondered that too. For me, instead of an "honorary", it would be an "O my God".

"U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 7, states: "No Title
of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no
Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall,
without the Consent of the Congress, accept any present,
Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatsoever, from
any King, Prince, or foreign State."

But, heh, who pays any attention to the constitution?! These guys didn't and they're not the only ones because this quote is from 1996:

Here are listed, by order of rank and seniority, some of
these knighthoods:
President "Sir" Ronald Reagan; Honorary Knight
Grand Cross of the Order of Bath (GCB).
President "Sir" George Bush; Honorary Knight Grand
Cross of the Order of Bath (GCB).
"Sir" Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state, Presidential
adviser for national security, and former member of
the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board; Honorary
Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and
St. George (KCMG). This rank is normally given to top
British diplomats.
"Sir" Hugh Bullock, retired investment banker, aged
98, and raving Anglophile; Honorary Knight Grand Cross
of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) and Honorary
Knight of Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
"Sir" Douglas Fairbanks, actor and military man, who
served as aide-de-camp to Lord Mountbatten, as well as
performing tasks for NATO, SEATO, and the U.S. Joint
Chiefs of Staff; Honorary Knight of the British Empire
(KBE) and member of a dozen other orders of chivalry.
"Sir" Grayson L. Kirk, former president, now president
emeritus, of Columbia University; chancellor emeritus of
the American Society of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
"Sir" Paul Mellon, "Lord of Loudoun County"; Honorary
Knight of the British Empire (KBE) and Knight of the
Order of Orange Nassau.
Gen. "Sir" Norman Schwarzkopf, Field Commander
of Operation Desert Storm; Honorary Knight of the British
Empire (KBE).
Gen. "Sir" Colin Powell, former chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff; Honorary Knight of the British Empire
(KBE).
Gen. "Sir" Brent Scowcroft, former Presidential adviser
for national security and now George Bush's top adviser;
EIR May 17, 1996
Honorary Knight of the British Empire (KBE).
"Sir" Caspar Weinberger, former secretary of defense;
Honorary Knight of the British Empire (KBE).

There are fewer than two dozen "Honorary Knights" in
the United States. As the director of the Honours Department
of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office put it:
"One must not debase the currency. An Honorary Knighthood
means either a lifetime of service to the British Empire,
or to the furtherance of U.S. relations with the British
Empire."

So, chaps, it's only a matter of time, I'm sure, before Her Maj touches you lightly on the shoulder with her sword as you kneel before her and says "Arise Sir Dom" or "Sir Whitewall". And I'm sure 'JK' will soon follow for 'services to Britain's Best Blog'!

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