Morrissey wrote:Every move she made was charged by negativity; she destroyed the British manufacturing industry, she hated the miners, she hated the arts, she hated the Irish Freedom Fighters and allowed them to die, she hated the English poor and did nothing at all to help them, she hated Greenpeace and environmental protectionists, she was the only European political leader who opposed a ban on the ivory trade, she had no wit and no warmth and even her own cabinet booted her out. She gave the order to blow up The Belgrano even though it was outside of the Malvinas Exclusion Zone—and was sailing AWAY from the islands! When the young Argentinean boys aboard The Belgrano had suffered a most appalling and unjust death, Thatcher gave the thumbs-up sign for the British press.
Iron? No. Barbaric? Yes. She hated feminists even though it was largely due to the progression of the women's movement that the British people allowed themselves to accept that a prime minister could actually be female. But because of Thatcher, there will never again be another woman in power in British politics, and rather than opening that particular door for other women, she closed it.
Thatcher will only be fondly remembered by sentimentalists who did not suffer under her leadership, but the majority of British working people have forgotten her already, and the people of Argentina will be celebrating her death. As a matter of recorded fact, Thatcher was a terror without an atom of humanity.
Thatcher will only be fondly remembered by sentimentalists.
columbia wrote:The U.S. government sent a man to our door to pay $90 if one of us would answer a few questions and spit in a tube
http://althouse.blogspot.com/2013/04/th ... -door.html
The government simply wants to "decide how best to use money and staff to solve national health problems." How about not handing out hundreds of thousands of pairs of $45 checks to collect data from the kind of people who don't know how to say no to a government that manipulates them into surrendering their freedom for a handout?
PensFanInDC wrote:It's not really political.....yet
"We have to break through this private idea that kids belong to their parents."
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ExPatriatePen wrote:shafnutz05 wrote:In my experience, 90% of the nasty comments after prominent political figures die come from the left. Both sides have the extremists that will make an ass out of themselves, but it seems to be much more accepted on a mainstream level when prominent conservatives pass away.
It's sad, but certainly expected.
I absolutely agree with this.
There are exceptions, I think when Fidel finally goes there will be a lot of celebrating, but in general you don't see the same level of nastiness when a Liberal icon dies. (see also: Ted Kennedy)
WE NEED STRICTER KNIFE CONTROL LAWS!
How do you imagine the German public will react, when Helmut Kohl dies?
redwill wrote:Interestingly, I don't remember an excessive amount of bashing when Richard Nixon died. Surely he would have presented a unprecedentedly tasty target, but I don't really recall much nastiness. Maybe I just wasn't paying attention back then.
doublem wrote:I was on this board when Ted Kennedy died and I remember people not saying nice things about him.
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