Friday Funny: Prince Charles struck by irony meteorite

Apparently, Prince Charles recent pronouncement has created a riff in space-time, and an irony meteorite was ejected, striking the prince in the head. A photo follows.

From Raw Story: Prince Charles criticizes ‘corporate lobbyists’ and climate change skeptics for turning Earth into a ‘dying patient’

“If you think about the impact of climate change, [it should be how] a doctor would deal with the problem,” he told an audience of government ministers, from the UK and abroad, as well as businesspeople and scientists. “A scientific hypothesis is tested to absolute destruction, but medicine can’t wait. If a doctor sees a child with a fever, he can’t wait for [endless] tests. He has to act on what is there.”

He added: “The risk of delay is so enormous that we can’t wait until we are absolutely sure the patient is dying.”

Apparently, second opinions aren’t allowed by Royal medicine. The Daily Mash has the story of the irony meteorite. 

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The beneficiary of the queen’s death was criticising climate change scepticism when he was struck on the forehead by a large, possibly homeopathic, chunk of irony.

Health and safety consultant Nikki Hollis said: “Science is pretty sturdy and can generally cope with a person warning about CO2 emissions whilst being chauffeured around in a big fuck-off Bentley.

“But if you start using a doctor analogy like Charles did, when you’re convinced a £20 bottle of ghosts is the best treatment for serious illness, something’s bound to give.”

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Full story here

Marc Morano quips:

Can skeptics ever recover from this blow?! Prince Charles criticizes climate change skeptics for turning Earth into a ‘dying patient’

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115 Responses to Friday Funny: Prince Charles struck by irony meteorite

  1. Phillip Bratby says:

    Despire getting the best education money can buy, the Prince’s ability at science was proven by exam to be non-existent. No need to say more.

  2. Hal Javert says:

    Perfect example why the US does not have royalty. However, we do have Hollywood and congress…

  3. Patrick says:

    The man is a buffoon! It’s sad that this guy might actually become the next British monarch.

  4. Dave says:

    You can only laugh at Prince Chuck. He’s so widely known to be so stupid that his endorsement serves better as a coffin-nail than anything else. When it comes down to it, every time he comes out with a public pronouncement of this nature, he’s really saying ‘my wife cuckolded me and the boys are not mine’, since he’s demonstrating they certainly didn’t inherit their brains from him (and it can be taken as read that DIana had none to pass on).

    Years ago I was chatting with a senior member of the Royal household in a pub in Westminster when the topic of Queen Elizabeth’s possible abdication came up. I wondered if she ever might, and his response was ‘No, because of just one reason: Charles’. Ever wonder why the Queen Mother was kept alive so long? Practise for the Queen, so as to ensure Charles will be too old to take the throne before she eventually passes-on.

  5. D Johnson says:

    The prince’s argument would make more sense if his “doctors” weren’t prescribing blood-letting for the supposedly dying planet.

  6. Mike jarosz says:

    Missing link found. Hollywood liberals are descendants of the British Royal Family.

  7. Dave says:

    Phillip Bratby>

    “Despite getting the best education money can buy”

    Er, he didn’t. He’d have gone to Eton if the Family hadn’t known he was a complete thicko.

  8. Interesting to compare Freeman Dyson’s use of the same doctor-patient metaphor:

    When I listen to the public debates about climate change, I am impressed by the enormous gaps in our knowledge, the sparseness of our observations and the superficiality of our theories. Many of the basic processes of planetary ecology are poorly understood. They must be better understood before we can reach an accurate diagnosis of the present condition of our planet. When we are trying to take care of a planet, just as when we are taking care of a human patient, diseases must be diagnosed before they can be cured. We need to observe and measure what is going on in the biosphere, rather than relying on computer models.

    In Edge 219, August 2007. I know who I’d like looking after me.

  9. Tom in Florida says:

    “If a doctor sees a child with a fever, he can’t wait for [endless] tests. He has to act on what is there.”

    So if the child has a viral infection and you give him/her a massive dose of antibiotics, what have you accomplished except for endangering their life. If it was a bacterial infection and you used antiviral therapy, same outcome. What is that old adage, oh yes: Primum non nocere.

  10. Coach Springer says:

    Most doctors are not of the opinion that a fever ensures that a child is dying. More of a naturally occurring phenomenon than that. The correct analogy is of a quack (can I say that about Dr. Mann, I certainly believe it) looking at a fever and concluding it’s the first fever ever while being certain of what (bad, very bad) will happen.

  11. Greenie watch says:

    2:2 degree (Batchelor of Arts) in anthropology, archaeology and history.

  12. Jimmy Haigh says:

    If I was a warm-monger, and seeing that Prince Chucky is on my side, I would defect

  13. Doug UK says:

    @ Tom in Florida

    Tom in Florida says:
    May 10, 2013 at 7:23 am
    “If a doctor sees a child with a fever, he can’t wait for [endless] tests. He has to act on what is there.”

    So if the child has a viral infection and you give him/her a massive dose of antibiotics, what have you accomplished except for endangering their life. If it was a bacterial infection and you used antiviral therapy, same outcome. What is that old adage, oh yes: Primum non nocere.

    ……………….

    Well said.

  14. HelmutU says:

    Prince Charles is a poor guy. It must disturb someone mind, when the only goal of your life is to become king and you have to wait for the death of your mother for that.

  15. Dr. Lurtz says:

    Sadly, the British are going to freeze to death! Unfortunately, the only ones that will survive are the Royalty. Shut down more coal mines, power plants, and other energy production facilities; the Royality will get their food from the “too warm, too much CO2″ areas.

  16. Margaret Hardman says:

    Surely a homeopathic sized piece of meteorite would be, for instance, the mass of a neutrino. I believe billions of those are passing through me on a daily basis, according to standard consensus models on subatomic particles, solar and stellar activity models.

    Signed A Pedant

  17. Justthinkin says:

    The new,improved 5th edition of the headshrinkers manual is out. No mention of weather related psychosis.Ummmm.Or maybe it falls under scams?

  18. Keitho says:

    Prince Chuck is just a guy who has to put on his pants one leg at a time like the rest of us. His very spartan and sadistic schooling hasn’t helped him understand the real world at all and his friendship with Laurens Van der Post gave him a great “empathy” for nature. He believes that talking to his plants help them grow and thrive and that organic fruit and veg is good for the human organism.

    Of course having lots and lots of money helps insulate him from the practicalities of life so in many ways he is typical of the west coast crystal gazers who make up a big slice of the Democratic Party support base. It is a great pity that he has never had to live by his choices unlike his dad, Phillip, who has a very sensible take on renewables and famously said of wind power “well that’s rubbish isn’t it”.

    In many ways Charles is a decent fellow but you wouldn’t want him making medical decisions for you. Thankfully his two boys seem more solid and sensible so Chuck can go off and be Camilla’s tampon while talking to his plants.

  19. igsy says:

    He’s smarter than you all think. The “Firm” get 15% of the Crown Estate’s net revenues. Said revenues are about to rocket in proportion to the number and size of offshore windfarms planned for UK coastal waters over the next few years.

  20. I really hope he abdicates! His son seems a little more level headed.

  21. pyeatte says:

    He is ready for a part in a Monty Python skit.

  22. Resourceguy says:

    Follow the money. He wants to protect his royal budget with bets on liberal authority and the tendency of power that comes from giving away free candy with borrowed funds.

  23. mandobob says:

    There is no secret why the Queen continues to hold the crown. Although there is always a Mother’s love, all moms can see the “writing on the wall” and she continues to protect the UK from his “barmyness”.

  24. JJ says:

    Tom in Florida says:

    So if the child has a viral infection and you give him/her a massive dose of antibiotics, what have you accomplished except for endangering their life. If it was a bacterial infection and you used antiviral therapy, same outcome.

    Antibiotics? Anti-virals? Are you daft, man?

    Fever is a primary symptom of life threatening gangrene. The only reliable treatment is amputation. And there is no time for endless tests to determine which of the child’s limbs has gone necrotic – take them all!

    /sarc.

  25. Milwaukee Bob says:

    Ah, decisions, decisions. Whom to believe? Prince Charles or 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley? I say, for an American it is quite a conundrum…. /sarc

  26. SasjaL says:

    There’s more regarding the doctor analogy:

    In many cases, the doctor is only treating symptoms, not the actual cause. This is obvious by the high number of symptom removing medicines, like pain killers. (Pain is not a cause, only a symptom.)

  27. Byron says:

    Of course in order to diagnose the patient You first have to determine if They are in fact running an abnormally high or low temperature to start with , to determine that You need to know what the right temperature is , for a human that is 36.8° ± 0.4°C taken from under the tongue , for planet earth the right temperature is what and taken from where exactly ?

  28. Eustace Cranch says:

    Tom in Florida says:
    May 10, 2013 at 7:23 am

    “So if the child has a viral infection and you give him/her a massive dose of antibiotics, what have you accomplished except for endangering their life. If it was a bacterial infection and you used antiviral therapy, same outcome. What is that old adage, oh yes: Primum non nocere.”

    Yes. But more like: if your child has a fever, give him radiation treatments, chemotherapy, and remove a kidney. Can’t afford to wait for more tests, you know.

  29. denniswingo says:

    No wonder the Queen is trying to hold onto power as long as she possibly can.

  30. Poor Chuckles. Do you suppose this is a result of inbreeding? We former colonists owe the (formerly) Great Britain a debt of gratitude. Everything that these United States has become was founded in English common law and the English Reformation. Current events there bring only sorrow to me; I find no schadenfreude in it.

    May God Bless Britain, these United States, and the Great State of Texas.

    Regards,
    Steamboat Jack (Jon Jewett’s evil twin)

  31. Keitho says: May 10, 2013 at 7:51 am
    “…….He believes that talking to his plants help them grow ………..”
    ***************

    Actually, the consensus is clear and the science is settled. Talking to your plants increases the CO2 in their vicinity and makes them Happy. Sort of like the cows in California, except the cows are eating marijuana plants.

    (For the Ausländers: Here in these United States, there is a series of TV commercials representing California dairy products as soooo good because the cows are “happy”. My supposition is that they are given marijuana, after all, they ARE from California.)

    Regards,

    Steamboat Jack (Jon Jewett’s evil twin)

  32. Anthony Bremner says:

    Hopefully the Queen will live a long healthy life like her mother. A carbon tax is like applying leeches to a patient with a fever. The tax money that is left over after government wastes a
    good portion of it will be used to woo voters with handouts. Another nail in the coffin for the economy. The EPA declaring Co2 a poison gas is one. Who wants to start a business anymore that emits Co2?

  33. Patrick says:

    “Steamboat Jack says:

    May 10, 2013 at 8:09 am”

    The British Royal (Pretty much all of them before Dianna hence the “commoner” wife) family are German descendants hence, in WW1, due to anti-German sentiment, the royal name Battenberg was changed to Mountbatten. The British Royal family Crown Jewels are, mostly, remnants of the Russian Royal family “wealth”.

  34. Taphonomic says:

    More and more we see AGW proponents advocating: “The risk of delay is so enormous that we can’t wait…”

    It appears that as additional years go by without any warming, they are becoming increasingly desperate and shrill: Ignore that there is no warming!!!! Act now!!!! We can’t wait!!!! The sky is falling!!!! Science be damned!!! The world is ending, I tell you!!!!!

    Chuck probably longs for the days when kings ruled by divine right and had absolute rule. But then, quite a few were deposed or overthrown.

  35. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Too bad for Chucky that IQ and ear size do not correlate.

    .

  36. John B says:

    Don’t you Americans commenting here see how lucky you are not to have a Royal family (well not unless you count the Kardashians). Royalty is fine in principle but it all comes a bit unstuck when you have so much inbreeding you end up with a thicko who believes in homeopathy.

    Hopefully the Queen holds on long enough to outlive the chinless wonder. The next generation looks a good bit more promising.

  37. Mumbles McGuirk says:

    pyeatte says:
    May 10, 2013 at 7:55 am
    He is ready for a part in a Monty Python skit.
    ——————————————————————-
    Sorry, he’s already done one. Remember the “Upper Class Twit of the Year contest?”

  38. Mumbles McGuirk says:

    Taphonomic says:
    May 10, 2013 at 8:26 am
    Chuck probably longs for the days when kings ruled by divine right and had absolute rule. But then, quite a few were deposed or overthrown.
    ————————————————————-
    Don’t forget what happened to the *first* English king named Charles. ‘Tho I think if this one were to lose his head it wouldn’t impede his support of CAGW theory in the least.

  39. philincalifornia says:

    The greatest irony of all is that the successor to the throne has to be a neomonarchist.

    God Save the Queen.

  40. Mpaul says:

    It would be fun to assemble a top 10 list of the people with the largest carbon footprint on the planet and put it out as a press release. Charles would surely make the list.

  41. David, UK says:

    mandobob says:
    May 10, 2013 at 7:56 am

    There is no secret why the Queen continues to hold the crown. Although there is always a Mother’s love, all moms can see the “writing on the wall” and she continues to protect the UK from his “barmyness”.

    The Queen has never “protected” the UK from anything. She’s a mere puppet, and happy to be so for the sake of self-preservation and the preservation of The Family. And that includes disregarding her duty to uphold the Bill of Rights, and to happily sign away the UK’s sovereignty. She really never had any choice if she wanted to continue to exist as Queen with all the trappings that brings. But let’s not pretend she’s ever been interested in “protecting” the UK.

  42. Zeke says:

    Traditionally, patients voluntarily elect to go to a real doctor, with a real illness. Often, they decide not to accept treatment when the cure is far worse than the disease, or when there is a serious risk of death by iatrogenic illness. If the enormous doctor bills are accompanied by irreversible alteration of all body functions and replacement of healthy limbs with prosthetics, because the doctor is an adherent of the Precautionary Principle, the patient rejects any further discussion.

    So that was the fastest break down of an analogy in history! (:

  43. Stuck-Record says:

    To just pursue Prince Charles metaphor: “If a doctor sees a child with a fever, he can’t wait for [endless] tests.” So, we must throw chicken bones on the floor and sacrifice a goat.

    It’s the age-old logical fallacy of ‘Something must be done. A is something. We must do A’. So beloved of people with an agenda.

  44. Bruce Cobb says:

    The planet is just fine, but mankind itself has an illness called Climatus Encephalitic Goreosis™. It has a tendency to strike those with little in the way of gray matter such as Prince Chuckles, and the symptoms are wide-ranging, and can be severe, leading to hallucinations of earning Nobel Prizes, and making wild, unsupported claims about coming disasters Unless We Act Now. The only known cure is actual science, and a good dose of reality and pragmatism which, surprisingly, some find distasteful.

  45. Rob Potter says:

    A story in the Norwegian daily Aftenposten (I would post a link, but it is in Norwegian) has reported that the Duchy of Cornwall (Prince Charles’ estate) has closed an organic vegetable shop near to to his Highgrove estate due to poor sales. Charles has had a business selling organic veggies for many years (with no-one mentioning any conflict of interest of course), but now it seems demand has gone down – presumably as people have better things to do with their money in the UK (paying their energy bills maybe?).

    You can still buy his veggies on-line though. I wonder how that squares with his aversion to modern technology?

  46. Patrick says:

    “David, UK says:

    May 10, 2013 at 8:48 am”

    Its not just the UK. She is also the HoS of Australia (Canada and New Zealand too if I recall as well as many other countries), and there are people here who believe “The Queen” has some sort of all encompassing “power” over an elected “Govn’t”. The British Royal “Monarch” has had no “power” in political decisions in Australia since federation in 1901. A “constitutional monarchy” (Australia) is one thing, so too is a republic. Don’t confuse the two.

  47. Dave Wendt says:

    Ironically the medical analogy is quite appropriate for Chucky and his environmentalist beleaguered nation. After all the NHS rathar famously, or infamously depending on your POV, developed the “Liverpool Care Pathway” for “dying patients”, which basically involves depriving them of nutrition and hydration until they are dead. Initially received as “kinder and gentler” than extending existence with intrusive machines and futile therapies, it has evolved into something a bit different.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255054/60-000-patients-death-pathway-told-minister-says-controversial-end-life-plan-fantastic.html

    60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told but minister still says controversial end-of-life plan is ‘fantastic’
    Pathway involves the sick being sedated and usually denied nutrition and fluids
    Families kept in the dark when doctors withdraw lifesaving treatment
    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said pathway was a ‘fantastic step forward’
    Anti-euthanasia group said: ‘The Pathway is designed to finish people off double quick’

    If you think about the path the Brits have put themselves on because of anti carbon demonization it’s starting to look an awful lot like an effort to put the whole country on the ” Liverpool Care Pathway”

  48. Patrick says:

    “Rob Potter says:

    May 10, 2013 at 9:07 am”

    Maybe he just stopped talking to plants(vegetables). He *IS* famous for talking to plants…

  49. “The problem with insatiable greed….is that it is INSATIABLE”.

    This inbred, mutant monarch already is the worlds largest landowner, see
    http://www.businessinsider.com/worlds-biggest-landwoners-2011-3?op=1

    The “Crown” owns 6.6 BILLION acres, including all offshore UK territory that they LEASE to the the windmill/bird shredding industry vampire of the UK ratepayer. The UK installed dictator of Saudi Arabia owns 547 million acres (12% of QE II acreage). The UK monarchy equipped, trained and directed the Imperialist Japanese monarchy in the 1880′s. Following WW II, MacAthur was ORDERED to destroy all evidence of royal involvement in the cannibilism, medical experiments and other atrocities of the Pacific Theater.

    A good summary of the royal WW II stage setting is in the series of history articles, “The Vacuum Under the Soetoro Sombrero”, “Housebreaking Your New Euro-snob” and”Overthrowing the Kit and Kaboddle”. It is time for a Modern Magna Carta…..with leg irons and solitary confinement for these anti-meritocracy monarchs.

  50. Hank Sweet says:

    I love being lectured to about being kind to the planet by a man who travels in a helicopter!

  51. Petras says:

    Dramatically reducing carbon emissions by increasing energy prices (and limiting economic growth) would be like performing a double mastectomy when there is a possibility of future breast cancer. Of course, other treatment options will be available in the future when the cancer risk is known more clearly, but we have to act now.

  52. hunter says:

    What is partiuclary annoying about this manifestaion of AGW extremism is the part about blaming those who question the AGW hype are the ones that the extremists blame for the problem.
    Skeptics, according to the AGW fanatics, are a small minority. A tiny fraction of uneinlightened planet hating bigots. yet our power, according to the sort of ‘reasoning’ the good Prince demonstrates, are able to actually kill an entire planet.
    There is something deeply disturbed about having to at once spread hatred towards a small minority of people who disagree with a particular claim, and then simulataneously endow that tiny group with not only evil intentions but huge dangerous power as well.
    This sort of magical thinking can become more than a rhetorical bit of deception. It can empower truly disturbed people into justifying terrible actions against that small minority.I would respectfully ask Prince Charles to reconsider this inflammatory and deeply misleading action.

  53. arthur4563 says:

    Well, you know, all that inbreeding can produce some bad side effects. Maybe Prince Charles hasn’t heard that the “dying patient” no longer has any symptoms.

  54. Brian Johnson UK says:

    He really is a waste of space. He should step aside for his sons – at least Diana had English blood in her veins.

  55. DonS says:

    The only warmista who knows less science than Chuck is Gore. You could look it up.

  56. Bert Walker says:

    That Prince Chuckles, so funny. LOL. Oh, wait was he being serious?

  57. mogamboguru says:

    All the blame is deservedly yours’, my british friends.

    When the germans were poised to relieve you from the Windsors back in 1940, you acted like there was nothing greater than being ruled by them. Now you have it. So don’t complain and live with it.

    But, maybe, next time you may care a little more about what you wish for – because you might get it…

  58. C.M. Carmichael says:

    Didn’t Chuck recently take his message on the road recently in a private train?

  59. Margaret Hardman says:

    Patrick

    I thought Prince Charles’s comment was directed at the vegetables.

  60. He grew up in fear of the people rising up against the monarchy. In a Stockholm Syndrome related way he has overcompensated his people placating views. I feel sorry for the old coward.

  61. MattN says:

    “If a doctor sees a child with a fever, he can’t wait for [endless] tests. He has to act on what is there.”

    Do doctors really provide specific treatment before they know WTH is wrong with a patient? The orthopedist took xrays and an MRI of my knee before making 100% sure they needed to scope it…

  62. Ack says:

    He seems to have caught the Al Gore syndrome,,,,do as i say, but please ignore the CO2 spewing private cars, jets and massive estates

  63. Janice Moore says:

    “… let’s not pretend she’s ever been interested in “protecting” the UK.” [David in the UK, 5/10/13, at 0848]

    Given that neither she (nor her wonderful father) had any power to avert the takeover of the UK by Socialism which began at least as early as the 1920′s, her lack of success on that front is no proof at all of her interest in it nor the lack thereof.

    She is, however, very interested in protecting the UK’s HONOR… . Thus, I think the above comments re: her refusing to step down while C. is alive are correct.

    God, will have the final say, nevertheless, thus, let us all cry, “GOD, SAVE THE QUEEN!”

    [until the Royal Adulterer is ineligible to succeed her].

    (I’m a non-royalist groupie American, FYI, who fervently hopes that there will “… Always Be an [non-socialist] England.”

    *********************************************
    Margaret Hardman (@ 10:36) LOL! You are right!

    Vegetables are very good listeners. And they love, er, fertilizer. #[:)]

  64. Edohiguma says:

    The result of generations of constant inbreeding among the so called “nobility”. So happy we did away with these bloodsuckers after WW1 in my country.

  65. Shevva says:

    Next week his RH will be selling snake oil to anyone that is not a corporate lobbyist.

  66. Bertram Felden says:

    I’m afraid English humour has caught you out. The Daily Mash is strongly supportive of the AGW theory. They are mocking Charles for the irony of declaring in favour of ‘science’ whilst believing in stuff like homeopathy. Whereas I would say this is doubly ironic as AGW is not science, but politics.

  67. Mike Bromley the Kurd (this week) says:

    I love the jibe about the Bentley. Simple, broadly applicable and to the point…as directed towards the whole stinking elite whose world view is foisted on the rest of us.

  68. Gary Hladik says:

    Dave says (May 10, 2013 at 7:06 am): “You can only laugh at Prince Chuck. He’s so widely known to be so stupid that his endorsement serves better as a coffin-nail than anything else.”

    Leave it to Hollywood to coin a term for such exceptional stupidity:

  69. The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley says:

    As a Brit, I’d like to sincerely apologise to the rest of the world for this for the arse of a man that is Prince Charles (we call him Ponce Charles here). Thankfully, only the BBC (who else?) gave him air time over his recent comments. Again, sorry.

  70. Steve T says:

    Fred from Canuckistan says:
    May 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Too bad for Chucky that IQ and ear size do not correlate.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Maybe they do, but it is an inverse relationship, we need more data – perhaps the POTUS could volunteer to be measured?

    Steve T

  71. Steve T says:

    Patrick says:
    May 10, 2013 at 9:08 am

    “David, UK says:

    May 10, 2013 at 8:48 am”

    Its not just the UK. She is also the HoS of Australia (Canada and New Zealand too if I recall as well as many other countries), and there are people here who believe “The Queen” has some sort of all encompassing “power” over an elected “Govn’t”. The British Royal “Monarch” has had no “power” in political decisions in Australia since federation in 1901. A “constitutional monarchy” (Australia) is one thing, so too is a republic. Don’t confuse the two.
    *********************************************************************************************

    Didn’t she sack the Governor General a few years back, leading to a General Election?

    Steve T

  72. JohnOfEnfield says:

    As another Brit……. I can’t remember ever voting this idiot into power.

    I would like to assure your US readers that the vast majority of us readers see him for what he is, a spoilt brat with too much money & delusions of grandeur. And as “thick as two short planks”.

    If he ever does get into power his meddling in the day to day operation of the elected UK government is going to cause a constitutional crisis.

    His only excuse is that he has been surrounded by “Yes” men since he was born & believes he is always right. I see great similarities with your US HoS.

  73. Rob Potter says:

    “Didn’t she sack the Governor General a few years back, leading to a General Election?

    Steve T”

    No, the Governor General sacked the Prime Minister – and if you look back at the reports from the time (as opposed to the revisionist studies published later) you will see that it was a popular decision. The Governor General is the Queen’s representative in Australia, but does not take orders from the Monarch – they just apply the constitution in such ways as asking the largest political party to form a government etc. For the most part, the GG is appointed on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of the time, although since they are appointed for a set period, during which time there can be many elections, they are not usually too linked to any political party.

  74. Don says:

    pyeatte says:
    May 10, 2013 at 7:55 am

    He is ready for a part in a Monty Python skit.
    ++++++++++++++
    Too late; they already filmed the talking chesterfield.

  75. Ben Wilson says:

    This is beyond being parody.

    Charles is well known for his enthusiastic promotion of. . . . . .homeopathy, medical non-science nonsense and quackery in the purest sense of the word. Charles has fervently lobbied and applied back door pressure for millions of pounds to be diverted from the British health budget to fund quacks who promote homeopathic nonsense:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1252745/Prince-Charles-backed-homeopathy-secret-talks-ministers.html

    Somehow, it’s quite fitting that he would lecture the world know on “global warming” — and compare it to medicine. This makes two scientific disciplines in which he demonstrates appalling ignorance.

  76. George Lawson says:

    A sick child certainly requires immediate treatment: A healthy earth doesn’t. False analogy.

  77. Scute says:

    “The beneficiary of the queen’s death”?!

    That has to be about the most ugly phrase you’ve written as well as the most disrespectful. She’s just an old lady doing the job that was foisted on her by a twist of fate and doing it with grace and dignity 26 years after she should have retired. Have some respect.

  78. Jimbo says:

    Prince Charles has done more than just about anybody else to create this death planet.

    In 2007 he flew on a 7,000 mile round trip to the USA to receive an environmental award.

    The Prince of Wales owns 4 LARGE homes spewing out noxious carbon dioxide daily. In 2010 he had a staff of 149. In the same year his travel costs jumped by 50%.

    The Prince of Wales is an eco-hypocrite just like many of the famous stars in the UK and Hollywood. Do as we say and not as we do. OK chaps, will do (NOT). Well I can’t actually as I am a low co2 belching sceptic.

    Here is a glimpse one of his modest homes.

  79. Jimbo says:

    The Prince of Wales’ father has often companined about over population forgetting he has 4 kids who consume the world’s resources, belching out co2 like there’s no tomorrow.

  80. Ulric Lyons says:

    Münchausen syndrome “by proxy”

  81. Steve T says:

    Rob Potter says:
    May 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    “Didn’t she sack the Governor General a few years back, leading to a General Election?

    Steve T”

    No, the Governor General sacked the Prime Minister – and if you look back at the reports from the time (as opposed to the revisionist studies published later) you will see that it was a popular decision. The Governor General is the Queen’s representative in Australia, but does not take orders from the Monarch – they just apply the constitution in such ways as asking the largest political party to form a government etc. For the most part, the GG is appointed on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of the time, although since they are appointed for a set period, during which time there can be many elections, they are not usually too linked to any political party.
    **********************************************************************************************
    Thanks Rob for correcting my recollection of events.
    However, “the Governor General is the Queen’s representative in Australia, but does not take orders from the Monarch” is only the official line. As the Queen NEVER gets involved in politics she could NEVER have given the Governor General orders (or ideas) could she? But I do remember it being quite a popular move at the time and not being an historian do not know if or when this has happened before.
    Thanks once again.

    Steve T

  82. Jeff says:

    “Steamboat Jack says:
    May 10, 2013 at 8:20 am
    Keitho says: May 10, 2013 at 7:51 am
    “…….He believes that talking to his plants help them grow ………..”
    ***************
    Actually, the consensus is clear and the science is settled.
    Talking to your plants increases the CO2 in their vicinity
    and makes them Happy. Sort of like the cows in California,
    except the cows are eating marijuana plants.

    (For the Ausländers: Here in these United States, there is
    a series of TV commercials representing California dairy
    products as soooo good because the cows are “happy”.
    My supposition is that they are given marijuana, after all,
    they ARE from California.)”
    …….

    The cows in California reminds me of a billboard outside
    the Ground Cow Restaurant/Truck Stop around Vacaville (?)
    which had the slogan:
    “Carnation Milk, from contented cows.
    Buttermilk, from cows who don’t care”…

    Maybe Bonnie Prince Charlie was an inspiration for the
    song in “Paint Your Wagon” that starts off:

    “I talk to the trees,
    But they don’t listen to me.
    I talk to the stars,
    But they never hear me.

    The breeze hasn’t time
    To stop and hear what I say.
    I talk to them all in vain”…

  83. Ed Moran says:

    I am a royalist! My country has had generations of internal stability because of the non-politcal bedrock of our monarcy. Queen Elizabeth has been wonderful but her son can never expect the support of me and ALL of my friends. Numpty is the word most ofted used, followed by adulterer, money grabbing ba$&*d, tampon loving … etc.
    His sons look capable of great things but now I ask you to ignore the prat.

  84. Shano says:

    Graduating Physicians raise their right hand and take the Hippocratic Oath at the end of their graduation ceremony. To paraphrase some well known parts; I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgement and never do harm to anyone. I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts. If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all humanity and in all times, but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my life.
    If you don’t know what’s wrong or if anythings wrong with your patient doc the only ethical thing to do is to do nothing till you do.

  85. Auto says:

    Goodness, I A M in a minority here; having a non-political Head of State versus Hollande; Obama/Bush/Clinton etc., that terrible cancer patient in Venezuela – Chavez; the richest man on the Planet, the delightful V. Putin; and the rest.

    Our Queen is actually much loved and respected.
    Her eldest – less so, in fairness; many of us would strongly prefer his sister, the Princess Royal [Princess Anne] to succeed. Oh – did Charles have children outside wedlock? I think not.
    Political strayers appear to have done so: Mitterand; Livingstone; Berlusconi; – even (allegedly) JFK – sometime US President, for our younger readers.

    Charles. He’s not really thick. I think many of his queries do not resonate with the liberal/ecofascist tendency. Much of our UK politics is pretty sterile [and not easily 'open-able'].

    And if he ever does become King of England, I suggest he will be George VII.
    His given names are Charles Philip Arthur George.
    Charles – one of them beheaded, the other with no legitimate child. A poor record.
    Philip – a new name [possible if his Father survives the Queen, as the Prince of Wales may be bully-able] but resonating with Philip of Spain, husband of Queen Mary (I) who had no heirs; Philip, of course, was foreign.
    Arthur – a name of legend, which his sensibilities will disavow. Surely!
    George, therefore, obviously – after his Grandfather.
    Logically, therefore, King George VII.
    I think.

    The succession is – even today – not adamantly absolutely linear.
    When George V died [1936], and Edward VIII abdicated [December 1936] there was some ‘informed’ speculation that George V’s youngest surviving son [Duke of Kent] (Prince John, who apparently had some serious health problems) died 1919 {I think} should succeed, rather than Prince Albert, who became George VI [and was already the father of our Queen (born 1926)].
    Kent was seen as being ‘attractive’ to the commonweal.
    It was thought that the two middle brothers – the Dukes of [1] York [George VI, later] and of [2] Gloucester – were perhaps less than ideal [the film - 'The King's Speech' - highlights possible problems with Albert; no idea why Gloucester was to be passed over].
    It didn’t happen – so we are, consequently, blessed with our present Monarch.
    Jubilees, especially, indicate a love for our present Queen that is very widespread, and, perhaps, aware that a political Head of State may be preferable to a politically encumbered one. Some do really rise above their political origins. Some.
    Not all . . . . . . . . . .

  86. Auto says:

    Jubilees, especially, indicate a love for our present Queen that is very widespread, and, perhaps, aware that a NON-political Head of State may be preferable to a politically encumbered one. Some do really rise above their political origins. Some.
    Not all . . . . . . . . . .
    Better. Sorry.

  87. TomR,Worc,MA,USA says:

    Fred from Canuckistan says:
    May 10, 2013 at 8:29 am
    Too bad for Chucky that IQ and ear size do not correlate.
    ======================================
    *sputter*

    This is an outrage!!!!

    Pistols at dawn, sir!!

    ; ^ )

  88. Barbara Skolaut says:

    “Chuck probably longs for the days when kings ruled by divine right and had absolute rule.”

    Big deal, Taphonomic. So does Bambi. >:-(

  89. page488 says:

    I didn’t realize he was still trying to be relevant!

  90. Peter Crawford says:

    Charles is a knobhead. That’s the official view from Britain. Well, not official, but widely and popularly held. A poll taken in Prestatyn last week revealed that 88% think Prince Charles is a total knobhead, 11% think he is a partial knobhead, and 1% think he is mad.

  91. CodeTech says:

    No no, for Monty Python you can only think of the Upperclass Twit of the Year…

    I’m not a praying man, not even a little… but please, oh please God, don’t let Charles be King, ever…. EVER.

  92. jorgekafkazar says:

    Long live the Queen.

  93. Two cyanide capsules and a cold compress to the Prince’s head. STAT!

  94. Streetcred says:

  95. Janice Moore says:

    Well, Street Cred (and thanks for giving us a clip to enjoy), I jes’ wonder. If ol’ Forrest had been married to (I haven’t seen the movie, so I’m guessing at this) Sally Jo from down the street ….. Whaddya think? Would he have betrayed her for ol’ Caamilla? I don’t think so. I don’t think Forrest would have betrayed her for the most beautiful woman in the world.

    HRH Charles, it worse than stupid. He is vile.

    (Street Cred, this was NOT at all a criticism of your movie clip choice — just a comment related to it; and if that clarification seemed patronizing, forgive me — I tell you, Cred, I get into MORE trouble with people on this site through miscommunication!)

    Thanks, sincerely, for the vid.,

    Janice

  96. Silver Ralph says:

    I think a monarchy is good for national stability, rather than having the the volatile sinusoidal oscillations of a US-style presidency.

    However, Charles is not the best advertisement for the institution.

    .

  97. Blade says:

    Anthony Bremner [May 10, 2013 at 8:21 am] says:

    “A carbon tax is like applying leeches to a patient with a fever. The tax money that is left over after government wastes a good portion of it will be used to woo voters with handouts. Another nail in the coffin for the economy. The EPA declaring Co2 a poison gas is one. Who wants to start a business anymore that emits Co2?”

    So true. Every word.

  98. Janice Moore says:

    “Charles, it…” — Freudian. LOL.

  99. fretslider says:

    When Brenda finally pops off, he will come to be known as…

    Charles the Halfwit

  100. Sasha says:

    Prince Charles is well known for his views on architecture, or to put it more bluntley, his obsession with poking, prying, interfering and meddling in planning decisions on developments he finds not to his taste, to the point of actually sabotaging several projects worth billions in London. This blatant interference reached such a scandalous stage that he lobbied Parliament and managed to get the Freedom of Information Act changed so as to exclude all royal correspondence from FoI requests in order, it was said, to “preserve the privacy of the monarchy”.

    And all this from someone who’s life ambition is to become a tampon.

  101. John B says:

    Oh God Sasha did you have to remind me of the tampon incident. How gross.

  102. Chris Wright says:

    I can’t stand the thought of that idiot becoming King. The day Charles becomes King will be the day I become a Republican.
    But at least he opposes wind farms….
    Ironically, I believe his father may be a bit of a climate sceptic.
    Chris

  103. Stacey says:

    Charles Windsor (nee Hanover) is a sanctimonious hypocrite who has brought shame on his family and shame on my country.
    He is a descendant of a family of debauched half wits who between them managed to cause turmoil in Europe and Russia.
    The idea that someone should gain power because of the bed they were born in is anti democratic.

  104. Chuck Nolan says:

    D Johnson says:
    May 10, 2013 at 7:09 am
    The prince’s argument would make more sense if his “doctors” weren’t prescribing blood-letting for the supposedly dying planet.
    —————————————-
    Blood-letting sounds very appropriate.
    That’s what the system is doing with the war on carbon and cap and trade.
    cn

  105. Geoff Sherrington says:

    John B says: May 11, 2013 at 2:51 am
    Oh God Sasha did you have to remind me of the tampon incident. How gross.

    No, just a case of a man wanting to be in the right place at the wrong time.

  106. He does his bit for the enviroment.

    He recycles Tampons

  107. PiperPaul says:

    The silliness never ends. During a “safety meeting” (basically you sign-in and ARE TOLD that if you fall and hurt yourself, you can claim benefits. Well sort of. If you’ve read and signed the form, the legal department can always say,”Injured Person X was made aware of the dangers of the possibility of sticking a coffee stir stick in their eyeball. Move to dismiss.

    A great one from yesterday was, “Remember to blink.”

    If you don’t, what happens, this?

    http://drbristol.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/marty-feldman-young-frankenstein.jpg

  108. David Cage says:

    Despire getting the best education money can buy, the Prince’s ability at science was proven by exam to be non-existent. No need to say more.

    Yes but he only got a degree because most of the study was of his family possessions which he had seen around the house since birth.

  109. fretslider says:

    “The day Charles becomes King will be the day I become a Republican”

    Why bother waiting? I was impressed by his mother’s decisive (in)action when it came to a whole parliament being caught with its fingers in the till. She can’t act as the snouts will tell you; she has no mandate from the people.

    In England democracy is little more than a word.

  110. Disko Troop says:

    Nice article about the useless arsehole who says we sceptics are destroying the planet:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323121/Charless-mobile-throne-Princes-favourite-silk-cushions-flunkie-races-seat-uses.html

    Ivor Ward

  111. Lars P. says:

    vukcevic says:
    May 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    Did you mention homeopathy?
    http://www.vukcevic.talktalk.net/CHshow.htm
    Thanks for the link vuk!

    Anthony Bremner says:
    May 10, 2013 at 8:21 am
    … A carbon tax is like applying leeches to a patient with a fever.
    Exactly!

    If a doctor sees a child with a fever, he can’t wait for [endless] tests. He has to act on what is there.”
    Exactly, even not knowing what the patient has, apply leeches, he will be cured.
    Oh, what would we do without his guidance, the stupid of us we want to know what the patient has, as we have the feeling the fever diagnose is totally wrong.
    A child with fever?
    If it would be a child and the temperature would rose from 36.6°C to 36.8°C in three hour, and if we do nothing and if it rises at the same pace it would rise to 42 withing the next 3-4 days, but maybe it will not, there is no reason to despair based on this slight temperature variation… No we do not want to apply leeches!
    But the stupidity that burns is that nobody can control Earth temperature through applying leeches on the human society. There are so many problems to solve, nobody does need the additional leeches and the additional pain.
    And when talking to the plants maybe he should try to listen to them. What do plants tell about CO2? Yummy Yummy!
    http://www.co2science.org/data/plant_growth/plantgrowth.php

  112. John Blake says:

    Patrick Henry, 1776: “Caesar had his Brutus, Charles I his Cromwell, and George III ” … here arose cries of “Treason!” … “may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.”

    Anent Bonnie Charlie: This be indeed stupidity– make the most of it.

  113. PARICIA REEVES says:

    I cannot believe the dreadful comments about Prince Charles. He is a decent, sensitive man and has been a wonderful father to his two sons. He has had a rather sad life; was grossly neglected by his parents as a young child; was forced to attend a school he hated and let’s not forget, he does have a degree from Cambridge. Do any of the other Royals?

    He was pushed iinto marryingLady Diana – they both wanted to back out I believe. He is now happy with Camilla and I think he will be a good king, a very different monarch from his mother and tht’s not all bad!

  114. fretslider says:

    PARICIA REEVES

    Spare us the privileged sob story, please.

    It is entirely appropriate to criticise him for the simple reason that he insists in meddling in the democratic process. If he wants to take up politics, he can do us all a huge favour and abdicate.

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