Is it possible to care less than nothing about something the newsies are all worked up about?

I…guess I can understand why this would be a big deal in the UK. But why the hell is every American news site covering it blow by blow? I’m pretty sure it’s not possible to care less about these two people than I always have – but now I’m developing an active antipathy that wasn’t formerly present…

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13 Responses to Is it possible to care less than nothing about something the newsies are all worked up about?

  1. Anonymous says:

    And here I thought that I was the only one who doesn’t give a darn and can’t understand the newsworthiness.

  2. Zelda says:

    30 year old jobless man with wife and child living on allowance from parents in parents’ home vows to get a job that will pay his bills and support his family – his Mother says get it done this week.

  3. Zelda says:

    Sorry for the typo – 35 year old man, not 30

  4. Cookie says:

    I couldn’t care less, but unlike most American politicians she has made millions acting and he served at least 2 tours in Afganastan and saw heavy fighting. I think it’s funny they are going to Canada until Trump is out of office, then they will move to LA.

  5. Mighty Dog says:

    Some sites posting she has major political ambitions here in the US of A.

  6. bill says:

    I turn on the TV or fire up the ‘puter and am immediately reminded why I live in the boonies. Then I turn off those things and go sit with the dog and stare at the woods and reflect on the truths in my life. I sure appreciate that smile on my dog’s face when he cuts those eyes at me.

  7. Mike says:

    “why the hell is every American news site covering it blow by blow?” Take a look at what passes these days for the news industry. Today’s news has taken a dive for the ratings. It has morphed from the days of Edward R. Morrow, into nothing more than a part of the entertainment industry and reading about the royals is entertaining.

    The quote “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” has never been more true.

  8. Henry says:

    It’s not that a big deal here either. Well apart from to the media who have gone entirely unhinged over it. Trump must love it though, normally there’s a dozen orange bad man stories in the papers daily but this saga has given him a break lol. The Daily Mail hit 36 articles in one day. All pretty much a rehash of the previous one. Thankfully they seen to be getting over their collective hissy fit and hysteria. Back to bashing Trump and Boris tomorrow no doubt!

  9. Beans says:

    Zelda – his grandmother is telling him to get a job. The only thing his mother is telling him is to not date muslim men with terror connections, well, if she could speak…

  10. Judy says:

    And his grandmother owns the house he lives in. And didn’t a big chunk of the change that was spent on remodeling the place come from Granny’ hip pocket as well as the British people?

    If the media is covering this, then they are not reporting on the way Congress is desecrating our Constitution. Which beggars the question what kind of shenanigans is Congress pulling while the focus is off them?

    Constitutional question – I thought somewhere in the Constitution it said you could not have a foreign title and still be a US Person. So how does she maintain a US passport?

  11. Zelda says:

    Apologies for all the typing errors Beans and Judy – yes it is his Grandmother. Frogmore Cottage renovations were paid for with what the British call public money, which includes some taxpayer money. There’s a good explanation here https://fullfact.org/economy/frogmore-cottage/ It’s a different system than ours.

  12. Henry says:

    Zelda, it’s not actually taxpayers cash. In short what happens is that the Crown Estate, which is a private entity, makes over £300 million a year in profits. Roughly 17 percent of that is used to fund the Royal family, except Charles who funds himself through the Duchy of Cornwall which is the worlds oldest trust established in 1366. The remaining profits of the Crown Estate go to the Treasury (or what you would call the IRS). The system was set up to ensure the Royal family are self funding which, apart for public engagements required by the government, they are. The Queen also pays several million in income tax on her private income fro the Duchy of Lancaster and Charles pays several million in tax on his income. All the other Royals are required to pay tax on any private income too. It’s a rather complex system but the end result is that collectively the Royals pay roughly a third od a biliion pounds into the treasury every year.

  13. terrapod says:

    Mike – that is exactly what all the crap on TV has become – Infotainment with very little on the info side.

    Applies to most online articles too, grabby headline and no substance to the article with a high percentage (very high) of totally fabricated and made up “information”.

    Agenda driven politics has permeated our culture to the point where many (self included) just tune it out and don’t watch anything from major media, TV, movies or social media all kaput.

    Besides, we don’t do royalty in this country and the political dynastic retards are getting might close to the same point where we told George to take a hike a couple of centuries back.

To the stake with the heretic!