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George Segal, RIP.
"The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery," said the statement."

Another old person falls victim to the COVID! They'll throw him on the pile with the other 2.7 million 'COVID related' death numbers because they can and no one would question it
 

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G. Gordon Liddy at 90, https://nypost.com/2021/03/30/g-gordon-liddy-architect-of-the-watergate-burglary-dead-at-90/
G. Gordon Liddy, the brash political operative who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate burglary, reportedly died on Tuesday at his daughter’s Virginia home. He was 90.

One of Liddy’s sons, Thomas Liddy, confirmed his death to the Washington Post. It was not immediately known how Liddy died, but his son said it was not coronavirus related.

A man with many professions, Liddy is best known for being one of the prime architects of the break-in at the Watergate headquarters of Democratic National Committee in Washington, DC.
 

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G. Gordon Liddy at 90, https://nypost.com/2021/03/30/g-gordon-liddy-architect-of-the-watergate-burglary-dead-at-90/
G. Gordon Liddy, the brash political operative who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate burglary, reportedly died on Tuesday at his daughter’s Virginia home. He was 90.

One of Liddy’s sons, Thomas Liddy, confirmed his death to the Washington Post. It was not immediately known how Liddy died, but his son said it was not coronavirus related.

A man with many professions, Liddy is best known for being one of the prime architects of the break-in at the Watergate headquarters of Democratic National Committee in Washington, DC.
He was a very interesting guy. Rest in peace Gordo....you had a most interesting life!
 

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G. Gordon Liddy at 90, https://nypost.com/2021/03/30/g-gordon-liddy-architect-of-the-watergate-burglary-dead-at-90/
G. Gordon Liddy, the brash political operative who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate burglary, reportedly died on Tuesday at his daughter’s Virginia home. He was 90.

One of Liddy’s sons, Thomas Liddy, confirmed his death to the Washington Post. It was not immediately known how Liddy died, but his son said it was not coronavirus related.

A man with many professions, Liddy is best known for being one of the prime architects of the break-in at the Watergate headquarters of Democratic National Committee in Washington, DC.

Prayers for his family.
 

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He was a very interesting guy. Rest in peace Gordo....you had a most interesting life!
I was working the highest optical in Phoenix in 1996 iirc, it was the year we got the Super Bowl for okaying the MLK holiday. Anyways, G. comes in the store with his wife to buy glasses. I get to wait on them.

Now, I've seen him on tv, heard him on the radio, heard him tell stories how he ate rats, held his hand over a flame, was the only guy to go to prison for the break in because he didn't rat on anyone, a true badass.

Please don't misconstrue what I'm about to report, I liked the guy, but, during the time I spent with them he was Chester Milquetoast, waddaya think dear, is this ok, is that ok, what should I get, waddaya think...almost helpless. Nice enough, polite and all but I thought he'd be more in charge and he probably was in most things but not that day.

RIP sir...you did the crime and the time. Much respect.
 

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I watched the Timothy Leary-G. Gordon Liddy debate in Berkeley Ca. in the 1980's. Liddy's family was from Dutchess County N.Y., and Leary was busted by Liddy...
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He was who I listened to before Rush.
 

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I was working the highest optical in Phoenix in 1996 iirc, it was the year we got the Super Bowl for okaying the MLK holiday. Anyways, G. comes in the store with his wife to buy glasses. I get to wait on them.

Now, I've seen him on tv, heard him on the radio, heard him tell stories how he ate rats, held his hand over a flame, was the only guy to go to prison for the break in because he didn't rat on anyone, a true badass.

Please don't misconstrue what I'm about to report, I liked the guy, but, during the time I spent with them he was Chester Milquetoast, waddaya think dear, is this ok, is that ok, what should I get, waddaya think...almost helpless. Nice enough, polite and all but I thought he'd be more in charge and he probably was in most things but not that day.

RIP sir...you did the crime and the time. Much respect.

P$say is the most powerful element on the periodic table
 

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He's outside... looking in.....
 

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This is our problem right here:

The Democratic congressman, who served in Congress for 28 years, was first elected to the House in 1992.
He was also impeached and found guilty. But he wuz black when black could not be touched even in theory. Got immediately re-elected. Think I am pulling the long bow?

Lemme tellya what I remember personally: The thief fuck got nailed in an FBI bribery sting. A detail I remember is that the faucets in his mansion are all gold.

AHA!! I was thinking that perhaps I remembered wrongly...Well, I did. Because the "I'se Black Jesus" was stronger in this one than I remembered.

Rep. Hastings was appointed to the federal bench by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. He became one of Florida’s first three Black representatives since Reconstruction when, in 1992, he was elected alongside fellow Democrats Corrine Brown and Carrie Meek.
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TIME OUT: I wish to emphasize the following: Jimmah Cahtah appointed him to the fed bench. BUT wait... look at the next quote on the C&P:
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Rep. Hastings’s arrival in the House of Representatives was a stunning turn of events. The chamber had voted only five years earlier to impeach him, in the aftermath of an FBI sting operation and bribery investigation that made him the sixth federal judge to be removed from office. [in USA history!!!!!]

Thief, bribe-taking, back-door 'deal' making, the kickbacks... they had him fucking cold. Did he go to jail? Hell, no. Why should he? Did he get re-elected for the rest of his life? Yup. More deals made every goddamn' day.

Did the crack-smoking mayor of Ballamore have to worry about a piddling video tape of him dealing? Hell, no. Did he get re-elected? Yup.

There It Is.
 
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If they couldn't/wouldn't get Ted Kennedy, nobody else was worried.....
 

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Prince Fuckwit, I mean Philip dead at 99


Now for the rest of the royal family to follow his example.
 

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Ah - if he hadn't existed, we wouldn't have all these irreplaceable quotes!

Prince Philip’s birthday: 98 gaffes in 98 years​

‘British women can’t cook’ – one of many famous gaffes from the Duke of Edinburgh​

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The Duke of Edinburgh turns 95 today (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

By i Team
June 10, 2019 11:01 am(Updated October 8, 2020 2:08 pm)

The Duke of Edinburgh today celebrates his 98th birthday just under two years after he officially retired from public duties.
He was last seen laughing and joking with other members of the royal family at Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding last month.
However he was absent for Donald Trump’s state visit, the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Trooping the Colour celebrations.

The i newsletter latest news and analysis​




To mark the big day, it seems only fair that we have a look back on some of the Duke of Edinburgh’s most notorious gaffes.

While he may be the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch, Prince Philip doesn’t seem to have learned from past mistakes.

Indeed his ability to offend appears to have increased rather than decreased over more than six decades.

From ill-advised cultural comments to questions about womens’ knickers, there are few conversational topics he will not blunder jocularly into.


The Duke of Edinburgh at a dressage event. He joked that his horsewoman daughter was only interested in hay (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
The Duke of Edinburgh at a dressage event. He joked that his horsewoman daughter was only interested in “hay” (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

On cultural differences​

“If you stay here much longer, you will go home with slitty eyes,” he remarked to 21-year-old British student Simon Kerby during a visit to China in 1986.

“I would like to go to Russia very much – although the bastards murdered half my family,” he said in 1967 when asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union.

“You can’t have been here that long, you haven’t got a pot belly,” said to a British tourist in Budapest , Hungary in 1993.

“You managed not to get eaten then?“ he asked a British backpacker who trekked through Papua New Guinea in 1998.

“We don’t come here for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves,” he said about a trip to Canada in 1976.

“Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?” he asked residents of the Cayman Islands in 1994.

“Do you still throw spears at each other?” he asked Aboriginal leader William Brin at the Aboriginal Cultural Park in Queensland in 2002.


On the economy​

“A few years ago, everybody was saying we must have more leisure, everyone’s working too much. Now that everybody’s got more leisure time they are complaining they are unemployed,” he said during the recession in 1981.

“All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury,” he said talking about high taxes in 1963.

“We go into the red next year… I shall probably have to give up polo,” he moaned about the Royal Family’s finances on US television in 1969.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the President of Kenya. The Prince is famous for making culturally sensitive remarks on such occasions (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the President of Kenya. The Prince is famous for making culturally insensitive remarks on such occasions (Getty Images)

On disability​

“Deaf? If you’re near there, no wonder you are deaf,” he mused loudly to deaf children standing near a Caribbean steel drum band in 2000.

“Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?” he told a wheelchair-bound Susan Edwards with her guide dog Natalie in 2002.

“Do people trip over you?” he asked a wheelchair-bound nursing-home resident in 2002.

“How many people have you knocked over this morning on that thing?” he asked mobility scooter user David Miller, a trustee of the Valentine Mansion in Redbridge, in 2012.


On women​

“British women can’t cook,” he told the Scottish Women’s Institute in 1961.

“You are a woman, aren’t you?” he asked woman in Kenya in 1984.

“People think there’s a rigid class system here, but dukes have even been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans,” he said in 2000.

“Do you have any knickers in that material?” he asked Scottish Tory leader Annabel Goldie in 2010, while they were admiring tartan made for the Pope.

“I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing,” he said confusingly in 1988 when discussing blood sports.

“Ah, so this is feminist corner then,“ he asked a group of female Labour MPs whose name badges read “Ms” at a Buckingham Palace drinks party in 2000.

“Every time I talk to a woman they say I’ve been to bed with her. Well I’m bloody flattered at my age to think some girl is interested in me,” he said in 2006.


“I thought it was against the law these days for a woman to solicit,” he told a woman solicitor.

“You’re not wearing mink knickers, are you?” Philip ASKS fashion writer Serena French at a World Wildlife Fund gathering in 1993.

“I would be arrested if I unzipped that dress,” he remarked to a well-wisher during a Diamond Jubilee visit with the Queen to Bromley in Kent.

“Who do you sponge off?” he asked women at a community centre in Barking and Dagenham in 2015.

“Yak, yak, yak; come on get a move on,” Prince Philip said to the Queen from the deck of Britannia in Belize in 1994. Her Majesty was talking to her hosts.

On youth​

“Young people are the same as they always were. They are just as ignorant,” he said while celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.

“Ah you’re the one who wrote the letter. So you can write then? Ha, ha! Well done,” he told 14-year old George Barlow who invited the Queen to visit Romford, Essex, in 2003.


“So who’s on drugs here?… HE looks as if he’s on drugs,” he said referring to a 14-year-old member of a Bangladeshi youth club in 2002.

“You could do with losing a little bit of weight,” he told hopeful astronaut Andrew Adams, 13.

“Holidays are curious things, aren’t they? You send children to school to get them out of your hair. Then they come back and make life difficult for parents. That is why holidays are set so they are just about the limit of your endurance,” he told schoolchildren in 2000.

“You were playing your instruments? Or do you have tape recorders under your seats?” he asked an Australian school orchestra in 2002.

Prince Philip is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch in history. (Getty)
Prince Philip is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch in history. (Getty)

On Britain​

“How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?” he asked a Scottish driving instructor in 1995.

“The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop the tourism, we could stop the congestion,” he said at the opening of City Hall in 2002.

“And what exotic part of the world do you come from?” he asked Tory politician Lord Taylor of Warwick in 1999. “Birmingham,” the MP replied.


“Only a Scotsman can really survive a Scottish education,” he said when he was made Chancellor of Edinburgh University in November 1953.

On the media​

“You have mosquitoes. I have the Press,” he joked to the matron of a hospital in the Caribbean in 1966.

“Well, that’s more than you know about anything else then,” he told Michael Buerk, after the BBC newsreader said he did know about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards in 2004.

“What are you doing here?” he asked Simon Kelner, editor of The Independent, at Windsor Castle reception in 2002. “I was invited, sir.” Philip: “Well, you didn’t have to come.”

“Damn fool question!” he said derisively to BBC journalist Caroline Wyatt after she asked the Queen how she was enjoying her stay in Paris in 2006.

“Where are you from?” he asked the editor of the Sun, before replying: “Oh, no…one can’t tell from the outside.”

“Just take the f***ing picture,” he told a photographer at the RAF club in 2015.




On common people​

“You bloody silly fool!” he exclaimed to an elderly car park attendant who who didn’t recognise him at Cambridge University in 1997.

“Oh! You are the people ruining the rivers and the environment,” he told three young employees of a Scottish fish farm at Holyrood Palace in 1999.

“If you travel as much as we do you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort. Provided you don’t travel in something called Economy Class, which sounds ghastly,” he said to the Aircraft Research Association in 2002.

“Are you all one family?” he asked of multi-ethnic dance troupe Diversity at the Royal Variety Performance in 2009.

“Is it a strip club?” he asked a female Sea Cadet who told him she worked in a nightclub.

“Why don’t you go and live in a hostel to save cash?” he asked a penniless student in 1998.

“The Philippines must be half empty, you’re all here running the NHS,” he said to a Filipino nurse at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in February 2016.

On the Royal family​

“Tolerance is the one essential ingredient … You can take it from me that the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance,” he said, giving advice for a successful marriage in 1997.

“If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she isn’t interested,” the Prince said of his daughter, Princess Anne, who competed as an equestrian athlete in the 1976 Olympics.

“It looks like a tart’s bedroom,” he said of plans for the Duke and then Duchess of York’s house at Sunninghill Park.

“My son…er…owns them,” he replied after being asked whether he knew the Scilly Isles.

“Where did you get that hat?” he supposedly said to Queen at her Coronation.

“It looks like the kind of thing my daughter would bring back from her school art lessons,” he said of “primitive” Ethiopian art in 1965.

Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Anne, circa 1951. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Anne, circa 1951. (Getty Images)

On himself​

“I’d much rather have stayed in the Navy, frankly,” he said of his role in 1992.

“I have never been noticeably reticent about talking on subjects about which I know nothing,” he told a group of industrialists in 1961.

“Bits are beginning to drop off,” he said of approaching his 90th birthday in 2011.

“I reckon I have done something right if I don’t appear in the media. So I’ve retreated – quite consciously – so as not to be an embarrassment,” he said in 2006.

“It’s my custom to say something flattering to begin with so I shall be excused if I put my foot in it later on,” he said in 1956.

“Dontopedalogy is the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it, a science which I have practiced for a good many years,” he told the General Dental Council, quoted in Time in 1960.

On the rich, famous and politicians​

“You’re just a silly little Whitehall twit: you don’t trust me and I don’t trust you,” he said to Sir Rennie Maudslay, Keeper of the Privy Purse, in the 1970s.

“What do you gargle with – pebbles?” he asked Tom Jones after the Royal Variety Performance in 1969. He added later: “It is very difficult at all to see how it is possible to become immensely valuable by singing what I think are the most hideous songs.”

“There’s a lot of your family in tonight,” he told business chief Atul Patel during a 2009 Buckingham Palace reception for 400 influential British Indians.

“Oh, it’s you that owns that ghastly car is it? We often see it when driving to Windsor Castle,” he told neighbour Elton John after hearing he had sold his Watford FC-themed Aston Martin in 2001.

“I wish he’d turn the microphone off!” he said of Elton John’s performance at the 73rd Royal Variety Show, 2001.

“Reichskanzler,” Hitler’s title, was used by the Prince to address German chancellor Helmut Kohl during a speech in Hanover in 1997.

“You look like you’re ready for bed!” he told the President of Nigeria who was dressed in traditional robes in 2003.

“Are we going to need ear plugs?” he said after being told that Madonna was singing the James Bond theme tune in 2002.

“Can you fix my DVD player?” he asked actress Cate Blanchett because she worked “in the film industry” in 2008. “There’s a cord sticking out of the back. Might you tell me where it goes?”

On terrorism and war​

“If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?” he said talking about guns shortly after the Dunblane shootings in 1996.

“People usually say that after a fire it is water damage that is the worst. We are still drying out Windsor Castle,” he told survivors of the Lockerbie bombings in 1993.
“Any bloody fool can lay a wreath at the thingamy,” he said an interview with Jeremy Paxman in 2006.

“We didn’t have counsellors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun. You just got on with it!” he said of stress counselling for servicemen in 1995.

“Is that a terrorist?” after pointing out a bearded man while walking to Sandringham’s St Mary Magdalene Church on New Year’s Eve in 2017. He reportedly made the comment when he spotted a tall man with a long ginger beard.

On nature​

“If it has four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it,” he said to a World Wildlife Fund meeting in 1986.

“Don’t feed your rabbits pawpaw fruit – it acts as a contraceptive. Then again, it might not work on rabbits,” he advises a Caribbean rabbit breeder in Anguilla in 1994.

“Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease,” he said during in Australia in 1992 while declining the opportunity to stroke a koala bear.

“It’s not a very big one, but at least it’s dead and it took an awful lot of killing!” he said referring to a crocodile he shot in Gambia in 1957.

“Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don’t you have a slogan: ‘Kill a cat and save a bird?’” he told wildlife campaigners in 1965.

“[Wind farms] are absolutely useless and an absolute disgrace,” he told the managing director of a wind farm in 2011.

“Your country is one of the most notorious centres of trading in endangered species,” he said in Thailand where he was accepting a conservation reward.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wave to the crowd as she celebrates her official birthday by taking part in the Trooping the Colour parade on 11 June 2011 in London, England. Today is the Duke of Edinburgh's 95th birthday (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wave to the crowd as she celebrates her official birthday by taking part in the Trooping the Colour parade on 11 June 2011 in London, England. Today is the Duke of Edinburgh’s 95th birthday (Getty Images)

Things the Prince thinks are “ghastly”​

Beijing.

Stoke-on-Trent.

Jokes that misfired​

“Can you tell the difference between them?” he asked President Obama who had explained that he’d had breakfast with the leaders of the UK, China and Russia in 2009.

“A pissometer?” The Prince renames the piezometer water gauge in 2000.

“Well, you didn’t design your beard too well, did you? You really must try better with your beard,” he chided a young fashion designer at a Buckingham Palace in 2009.

When silence would have been preferable​

“It looks as though it was put in by an Indian,” the Prince remarked of a fuse box at a Scottish factory in 1999. He later clarified his comment: “I meant to say cowboys. I just got my cowboys and Indians mixed up.”

“They’re not mating are they?” he inquired of two robots bumping in to one another at the Science Museum in 2000.

“It’s a vast waste of space,” he said of the £18 million British Embassy in Berlin which he accompanied the Queen to open in 2000.

“It’s a pleasure to be in a country that isn’t ruled by its people,” he said to the Paraguay dictator General Stroessner.

“[Smoke alarms are] a damn nuisance – I’ve got one in my bathroom and every time I run my bath the steam sets it off,” he said to a woman who lost two sons in a fire in 1998.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh riding a horse dressed as a Caballero in Mexico, 1964. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh riding a horse dressed as a Caballero in Mexico, 1964. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On food and drink​

“Bugger the table plan, give me my dinner!” Showing his impatience to be fed at a dinner party in 2004.

“I never see any home cooking – all I get is fancy stuff,” he complained about the standard of Buckingham Palace cuisine in 1962.

“No, I would probably end up spitting it out over everybody,” the Prince said declining fish from Rick Stein’s seafood deli in 2000.

“The French don’t know how to cook breakfast,” he said after consuming bacon, eggs, smoked salmon, kedgeree, croissants and pain au chocolate in 2002.

“Where’s the Southern Comfort?” he asked when presented with a hamper by an American ambassador in 1999.
 

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Yeah, @dacrunch, the guy was just another in a long line of entitled drones, but that sarcastic style of humor cracks me up every time.

Once when he arrived home after a trip, someone asked him how his flight was. In reply he asked them if they'd ever flown before. When they answered yes, he replied "It was just like that". I love it.

RIP you sardonic old codger.
 

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Well, he got his share of time on earth..and he had fun.
 

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Prince Philip’s birthday: 98 gaffes in 98 years​

‘British women can’t cook’ – one of many famous gaffes from the Duke of Edinburgh​

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The Duke of Edinburgh turns 95 today (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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By i Team
June 10, 2019 11:01 am(Updated October 8, 2020 2:08 pm)

The Duke of Edinburgh today celebrates his 98th birthday just under two years after he officially retired from public duties.
He was last seen laughing and joking with other members of the royal family at Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding last month.
However he was absent for Donald Trump’s state visit, the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Trooping the Colour celebrations.

The i newsletter latest news and analysis​




To mark the big day, it seems only fair that we have a look back on some of the Duke of Edinburgh’s most notorious gaffes.

While he may be the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch, Prince Philip doesn’t seem to have learned from past mistakes.

Indeed his ability to offend appears to have increased rather than decreased over more than six decades.

From ill-advised cultural comments to questions about womens’ knickers, there are few conversational topics he will not blunder jocularly into.


The Duke of Edinburgh at a dressage event. He joked that his horsewoman daughter was only interested in hay (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
The Duke of Edinburgh at a dressage event. He joked that his horsewoman daughter was only interested in “hay” (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

On cultural differences​

“If you stay here much longer, you will go home with slitty eyes,” he remarked to 21-year-old British student Simon Kerby during a visit to China in 1986.

“I would like to go to Russia very much – although the bastards murdered half my family,” he said in 1967 when asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union.

“You can’t have been here that long, you haven’t got a pot belly,” said to a British tourist in Budapest , Hungary in 1993.

“You managed not to get eaten then?“ he asked a British backpacker who trekked through Papua New Guinea in 1998.

“We don’t come here for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves,” he said about a trip to Canada in 1976.

“Aren’t most of you descended from pirates?” he asked residents of the Cayman Islands in 1994.

“Do you still throw spears at each other?” he asked Aboriginal leader William Brin at the Aboriginal Cultural Park in Queensland in 2002.


On the economy​

“A few years ago, everybody was saying we must have more leisure, everyone’s working too much. Now that everybody’s got more leisure time they are complaining they are unemployed,” he said during the recession in 1981.

“All money nowadays seems to be produced with a natural homing instinct for the Treasury,” he said talking about high taxes in 1963.

“We go into the red next year… I shall probably have to give up polo,” he moaned about the Royal Family’s finances on US television in 1969.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the President of Kenya. The Prince is famous for making culturally sensitive remarks on such occasions (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the President of Kenya. The Prince is famous for making culturally insensitive remarks on such occasions (Getty Images)

On disability​

“Deaf? If you’re near there, no wonder you are deaf,” he mused loudly to deaf children standing near a Caribbean steel drum band in 2000.

“Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?” he told a wheelchair-bound Susan Edwards with her guide dog Natalie in 2002.

“Do people trip over you?” he asked a wheelchair-bound nursing-home resident in 2002.

“How many people have you knocked over this morning on that thing?” he asked mobility scooter user David Miller, a trustee of the Valentine Mansion in Redbridge, in 2012.


On women​

“British women can’t cook,” he told the Scottish Women’s Institute in 1961.

“You are a woman, aren’t you?” he asked woman in Kenya in 1984.

“People think there’s a rigid class system here, but dukes have even been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans,” he said in 2000.

“Do you have any knickers in that material?” he asked Scottish Tory leader Annabel Goldie in 2010, while they were admiring tartan made for the Pope.

“I don’t think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing,” he said confusingly in 1988 when discussing blood sports.

“Ah, so this is feminist corner then,“ he asked a group of female Labour MPs whose name badges read “Ms” at a Buckingham Palace drinks party in 2000.

“Every time I talk to a woman they say I’ve been to bed with her. Well I’m bloody flattered at my age to think some girl is interested in me,” he said in 2006.


“I thought it was against the law these days for a woman to solicit,” he told a woman solicitor.

“You’re not wearing mink knickers, are you?” Philip ASKS fashion writer Serena French at a World Wildlife Fund gathering in 1993.

“I would be arrested if I unzipped that dress,” he remarked to a well-wisher during a Diamond Jubilee visit with the Queen to Bromley in Kent.

“Who do you sponge off?” he asked women at a community centre in Barking and Dagenham in 2015.

“Yak, yak, yak; come on get a move on,” Prince Philip said to the Queen from the deck of Britannia in Belize in 1994. Her Majesty was talking to her hosts.

On youth​

“Young people are the same as they always were. They are just as ignorant,” he said while celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.

“Ah you’re the one who wrote the letter. So you can write then? Ha, ha! Well done,” he told 14-year old George Barlow who invited the Queen to visit Romford, Essex, in 2003.


“So who’s on drugs here?… HE looks as if he’s on drugs,” he said referring to a 14-year-old member of a Bangladeshi youth club in 2002.

“You could do with losing a little bit of weight,” he told hopeful astronaut Andrew Adams, 13.

“Holidays are curious things, aren’t they? You send children to school to get them out of your hair. Then they come back and make life difficult for parents. That is why holidays are set so they are just about the limit of your endurance,” he told schoolchildren in 2000.

“You were playing your instruments? Or do you have tape recorders under your seats?” he asked an Australian school orchestra in 2002.

Prince Philip is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch in history. (Getty)
Prince Philip is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch in history. (Getty)

On Britain​

“How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?” he asked a Scottish driving instructor in 1995.

“The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop the tourism, we could stop the congestion,” he said at the opening of City Hall in 2002.

“And what exotic part of the world do you come from?” he asked Tory politician Lord Taylor of Warwick in 1999. “Birmingham,” the MP replied.


“Only a Scotsman can really survive a Scottish education,” he said when he was made Chancellor of Edinburgh University in November 1953.

On the media​

“You have mosquitoes. I have the Press,” he joked to the matron of a hospital in the Caribbean in 1966.

“Well, that’s more than you know about anything else then,” he told Michael Buerk, after the BBC newsreader said he did know about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards in 2004.

“What are you doing here?” he asked Simon Kelner, editor of The Independent, at Windsor Castle reception in 2002. “I was invited, sir.” Philip: “Well, you didn’t have to come.”

“Damn fool question!” he said derisively to BBC journalist Caroline Wyatt after she asked the Queen how she was enjoying her stay in Paris in 2006.

“Where are you from?” he asked the editor of the Sun, before replying: “Oh, no…one can’t tell from the outside.”

“Just take the f***ing picture,” he told a photographer at the RAF club in 2015.




On common people​

“You bloody silly fool!” he exclaimed to an elderly car park attendant who who didn’t recognise him at Cambridge University in 1997.

“Oh! You are the people ruining the rivers and the environment,” he told three young employees of a Scottish fish farm at Holyrood Palace in 1999.

“If you travel as much as we do you appreciate the improvements in aircraft design of less noise and more comfort. Provided you don’t travel in something called Economy Class, which sounds ghastly,” he said to the Aircraft Research Association in 2002.

“Are you all one family?” he asked of multi-ethnic dance troupe Diversity at the Royal Variety Performance in 2009.

“Is it a strip club?” he asked a female Sea Cadet who told him she worked in a nightclub.

“Why don’t you go and live in a hostel to save cash?” he asked a penniless student in 1998.

“The Philippines must be half empty, you’re all here running the NHS,” he said to a Filipino nurse at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in February 2016.

On the Royal family​

“Tolerance is the one essential ingredient … You can take it from me that the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance,” he said, giving advice for a successful marriage in 1997.

“If it doesn’t fart or eat hay, she isn’t interested,” the Prince said of his daughter, Princess Anne, who competed as an equestrian athlete in the 1976 Olympics.

“It looks like a tart’s bedroom,” he said of plans for the Duke and then Duchess of York’s house at Sunninghill Park.

“My son…er…owns them,” he replied after being asked whether he knew the Scilly Isles.

“Where did you get that hat?” he supposedly said to Queen at her Coronation.

“It looks like the kind of thing my daughter would bring back from her school art lessons,” he said of “primitive” Ethiopian art in 1965.

Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Anne, circa 1951. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Anne, circa 1951. (Getty Images)

On himself​

“I’d much rather have stayed in the Navy, frankly,” he said of his role in 1992.

“I have never been noticeably reticent about talking on subjects about which I know nothing,” he told a group of industrialists in 1961.

“Bits are beginning to drop off,” he said of approaching his 90th birthday in 2011.

“I reckon I have done something right if I don’t appear in the media. So I’ve retreated – quite consciously – so as not to be an embarrassment,” he said in 2006.

“It’s my custom to say something flattering to begin with so I shall be excused if I put my foot in it later on,” he said in 1956.

“Dontopedalogy is the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it, a science which I have practiced for a good many years,” he told the General Dental Council, quoted in Time in 1960.

On the rich, famous and politicians​

“You’re just a silly little Whitehall twit: you don’t trust me and I don’t trust you,” he said to Sir Rennie Maudslay, Keeper of the Privy Purse, in the 1970s.

“What do you gargle with – pebbles?” he asked Tom Jones after the Royal Variety Performance in 1969. He added later: “It is very difficult at all to see how it is possible to become immensely valuable by singing what I think are the most hideous songs.”

“There’s a lot of your family in tonight,” he told business chief Atul Patel during a 2009 Buckingham Palace reception for 400 influential British Indians.

“Oh, it’s you that owns that ghastly car is it? We often see it when driving to Windsor Castle,” he told neighbour Elton John after hearing he had sold his Watford FC-themed Aston Martin in 2001.

“I wish he’d turn the microphone off!” he said of Elton John’s performance at the 73rd Royal Variety Show, 2001.

“Reichskanzler,” Hitler’s title, was used by the Prince to address German chancellor Helmut Kohl during a speech in Hanover in 1997.

“You look like you’re ready for bed!” he told the President of Nigeria who was dressed in traditional robes in 2003.

“Are we going to need ear plugs?” he said after being told that Madonna was singing the James Bond theme tune in 2002.

“Can you fix my DVD player?” he asked actress Cate Blanchett because she worked “in the film industry” in 2008. “There’s a cord sticking out of the back. Might you tell me where it goes?”

On terrorism and war​

“If a cricketer, for instance, suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, which he could do very easily, I mean, are you going to ban cricket bats?” he said talking about guns shortly after the Dunblane shootings in 1996.

“People usually say that after a fire it is water damage that is the worst. We are still drying out Windsor Castle,” he told survivors of the Lockerbie bombings in 1993.
“Any bloody fool can lay a wreath at the thingamy,” he said an interview with Jeremy Paxman in 2006.

“We didn’t have counsellors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun. You just got on with it!” he said of stress counselling for servicemen in 1995.

“Is that a terrorist?” after pointing out a bearded man while walking to Sandringham’s St Mary Magdalene Church on New Year’s Eve in 2017. He reportedly made the comment when he spotted a tall man with a long ginger beard.

On nature​

“If it has four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it,” he said to a World Wildlife Fund meeting in 1986.

“Don’t feed your rabbits pawpaw fruit – it acts as a contraceptive. Then again, it might not work on rabbits,” he advises a Caribbean rabbit breeder in Anguilla in 1994.

“Oh no, I might catch some ghastly disease,” he said during in Australia in 1992 while declining the opportunity to stroke a koala bear.

“It’s not a very big one, but at least it’s dead and it took an awful lot of killing!” he said referring to a crocodile he shot in Gambia in 1957.

“Cats kill far more birds than men. Why don’t you have a slogan: ‘Kill a cat and save a bird?’” he told wildlife campaigners in 1965.

“[Wind farms] are absolutely useless and an absolute disgrace,” he told the managing director of a wind farm in 2011.

“Your country is one of the most notorious centres of trading in endangered species,” he said in Thailand where he was accepting a conservation reward.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wave to the crowd as she celebrates her official birthday by taking part in the Trooping the Colour parade on 11 June 2011 in London, England. Today is the Duke of Edinburgh's 95th birthday (Getty Images)'s 95th birthday (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wave to the crowd as she celebrates her official birthday by taking part in the Trooping the Colour parade on 11 June 2011 in London, England. Today is the Duke of Edinburgh’s 95th birthday (Getty Images)

Things the Prince thinks are “ghastly”​

Beijing.

Stoke-on-Trent.

Jokes that misfired​

“Can you tell the difference between them?” he asked President Obama who had explained that he’d had breakfast with the leaders of the UK, China and Russia in 2009.

“A pissometer?” The Prince renames the piezometer water gauge in 2000.

“Well, you didn’t design your beard too well, did you? You really must try better with your beard,” he chided a young fashion designer at a Buckingham Palace in 2009.

When silence would have been preferable​

“It looks as though it was put in by an Indian,” the Prince remarked of a fuse box at a Scottish factory in 1999. He later clarified his comment: “I meant to say cowboys. I just got my cowboys and Indians mixed up.”

“They’re not mating are they?” he inquired of two robots bumping in to one another at the Science Museum in 2000.

“It’s a vast waste of space,” he said of the £18 million British Embassy in Berlin which he accompanied the Queen to open in 2000.

“It’s a pleasure to be in a country that isn’t ruled by its people,” he said to the Paraguay dictator General Stroessner.

“[Smoke alarms are] a damn nuisance – I’ve got one in my bathroom and every time I run my bath the steam sets it off,” he said to a woman who lost two sons in a fire in 1998.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh riding a horse dressed as a Caballero in Mexico, 1964. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh riding a horse dressed as a Caballero in Mexico, 1964. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On food and drink​

“Bugger the table plan, give me my dinner!” Showing his impatience to be fed at a dinner party in 2004.

“I never see any home cooking – all I get is fancy stuff,” he complained about the standard of Buckingham Palace cuisine in 1962.

“No, I would probably end up spitting it out over everybody,” the Prince said declining fish from Rick Stein’s seafood deli in 2000.

“The French don’t know how to cook breakfast,” he said after consuming bacon, eggs, smoked salmon, kedgeree, croissants and pain au chocolate in 2002.

“Where’s the Southern Comfort?” he asked when presented with a hamper by an American ambassador in 1999.
Oh I'm so laughing right now. Thanks. lol
 

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So in 3 days it will be killing 2000 people a day and in 6 days it will kill 4000 people a day? Is that right?
According to FAUCI, Big Pharma, Bill Gates, Astra-Zeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, J&J.
 

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RIP you sardonic old codger.
I'd be just like him in that situation....

Good thing I don't watch the sNEWS... otherwise we'd be hearing about the Royal funeral for a week or more...
 

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Did he take the vaccine
 

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How about a Dead Pool for Lizzie?

My pick: 02/22/22.
 

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Drugs were involved, the Pfizer kind...
The sole source for the rumor that DMX took a vaccine shortly before his heart attack is an unnamed “family member” that was quoted in an article by MTO News. The alleged family member allegedly said:

“[DMX] got the vaccine when they opened it up to people over 50. He got it so that he could go travel and perform, stuff like that … Everyone [in the news] keeps saying that [DMX] had a drug overdose. How do they know. I’m in the family and no doctor told me anything about an overdose… Yes he had past issues with drugs. But nobody knows that he had an OD. It’s f**cked up that its being reported like that… He took that vaccine, and he had a heart attack. I’m not saying the vaccine did it, but he never had a heart attack before.”

What People Are Getting Wrong About DMX And Covid!

DMX is still in the hospital on life-support. Last night, a bunch of people decided they were going to put him in the grave prematurely. And the rumor had some big legs and ran all over the Internet. Finally it took Steve Rifkin, the Loud Records founder, to set the record straight, which is something we all had done anyway. But getting people to understand – that is another story. So for the time being, DMX is still physically alive. He remains in a vegetative state, essentially brain-dead.

As is always the case, there’s a lot of stuff that cannot be stated here, but there are a couple things that I can state. One, is there DMX did not go into a catatonic state because he took the COVID-19 vaccine. A lot of people have been spreading this meme, from a news source, which is not reliable. In fact, it is flat out wrong. I am not going to put that new source on blast nor will I give it any more attention. Let’s just say folks are upset about the inference, which is completely wrong.

 

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I was referring to Viagra GH.
 

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this is very close to being my personal anthem, especially the last verse, lol at the 2nd verse.