Daemon alert

27 April 2007

Edited to add: The Daemon quiz thing is no longer being hosted, so I guess this title no longer makes any sense

Also, the idea of a blog by Eamonn Dunphy is a little scary.

Meanwhile them across the water are discussing whether or not some dude should go to war. I know, I know, the war is already over but there is still a bit of trouble over in foreign, sorry, furrin lands. So British soldiers are still being shipped off to be killed only now there is whole newspaper debated over one soldier. You all know that this isn’t any old soldier though, right? I mean he is the Queen of England’s grandson[1] and while I don’t care who he is related to the whole notion of Harry heading to war is resulting in plenty of discussion. Personally I don’t think any soldier from Britain should be in Iraq, but since they are there I’m inclined to believe that Harry, as a serving soldier, should be sent. But then I think, well, all the opposition forces[2] will probably know he is there. And think it quite a coup to kill/kidnap/whatever someone in line for the throne. And can you imagine the British tabloids if he did end up dead?

All this proves to me is that any form of state nepotism is just plain silly. If Britain didn’t have this monarchy thing then there wouldn’t really be much of an issue now would there? Course if we still lived in the days when younger sons were there purely to be replacements and not really important, well then it wouldn’t matter. Send him off to be cannon-fodder and sure if he dies, isn’t William the one really in line for the throne.

And while I’m discussing articles I saw on the news this morning, can I just add, people are insane. Insane I tells ya.


  1. let us not discuss paternity rumours here
  2. what is the correct term? Insurgent? Terrorist? Freedom fighter? Soldier? Revolutionary? person with gun and bomb and also with intent to kill?

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8 Responses

  1. heather anne says:

    I always feel the need to apologize to every non-American for this war, even though I have never supported it. When do you think Harry is going to propose to me?

  2. Fence says:

    No need to apologise Heather Anne, we're not members of the coalition so we get to point and laugh rather than bitch and moan. Obviously, the pointing and laughing is more in a spirit of "oh my fucking god what the hell is going on" but you know what I mean.

  3. weenie says:

    OOOOH! The Golden Compass! I can't wait and it's got the scrumptious Daniel Craig in it too! Might have to reread the first book…

  4. Fence says:

    Look, I'm a lynx again.

    It isn't out til Dec weenie, plenty of time

  5. weenie says:

    Err..the lynx was me clicking on that button thingy about how I see you….hehe! I can't seem to get the flash to work on my blog though so just had to do a cut & paste job. Hmm…I'll have a look over the weekend.

  6. Harlequin says:

    Now you're a cat. And TBH that's how I see you. Cool, calm, seemingly uncaring but cuddly and kind when needed, too smart to play games and do what people want or expect you to do, gorgeous without effort…

    Yeah, you're a kitty. Miaow!

  7. Sally says:

    I always feel the need to apologize to every non-American for this war, even though I have never supported it. I used to feel that way but, I think after 4 years of the war, most of the world knows most Americans don't support this President!

    I suspect if Prince Harry goes to Iraq most of the violence will shift towards the British Forces in hopes of capturing the prince!

  8. Fence says:

    And now I appear to be fox, or coyote or summat.

    Sally I think you're right and so he shouldn't be allow go. He'll just be putting everyone that he serves with in greater danger.