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RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:33 pm

Personally liked her and her relationship with Reagan in the 80s.

I know many will disagree, but may she rest in peace.

(Meryl Streep gave a great performance as her in Iron Lady.)
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Eismann on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:41 pm

RIP. She was good for the world.
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Sarcastic on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:42 pm

a lot of people are dying lately. it's kinda freaky.
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:44 pm

Sarcastic wrote:a lot of people are dying lately. it's kinda freaky.

Yeah, but none of the ones on my dead pool. Mandela, Zsazsa Gabor , Bush Sr...
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby BigMcK on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:51 pm

It was always fascinating listening to the sessions of the British Parliament when she spoke. Through the grumblings, jeers and moans of those not in her party, she stood firm and never backed down.
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Tomas on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:53 pm

Some UK newspapers are blocking discussions under the articles discussing her death. Plus, some unintended humor:

Twitter hashtag #nowthatchersdead has been breaking records; however, many people understood it that it was not the politician, but the pop singer Cher who died.


http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... hranici_jv

More on Cher:

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/04/ ... /?mod=e2tw
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:24 pm

we dissected a pig in school and we named ours margaret thatcher
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:47 pm

Definitely a pivotal figure as the Cold War wound down in the 1980s, and a very polarizing figure (not that it's a bad thing). RIP.
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Gaucho on Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:21 pm

Ignored.
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Shyster on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:12 pm

In her pre-politics job as a chemist, Thatcher helped invent soft-serve ice cream:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wor ... e-know-it/
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:17 pm

Gaucho wrote:Ignored.


By posting this here, you aren't exactly ignoring it
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Tomas on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:17 pm

Shyster wrote:In her pre-politics job as a chemist, Thatcher helped invent soft-serve ice cream:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wor ... e-know-it/


Funny, because the same substance (milk), also lead to one of her famous political mistakes ("Margaret Thatcher, Milk Snatcher"):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_T ... .931974.29
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Gaucho on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:32 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Ignored.


By posting this here, you aren't exactly ignoring it


I know. 8-)
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Geezer on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:29 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/04/ ... vez-obits/
This wasn't a thread that would get much attention given the media'a new role of furthering lefty agendas. As far as Thatcher coverage versus pop stars the same thing happened with the Lady Di veneration versus the non-coverage of Mother Theresa when she died. The media was shamed (a huge task) into an hour's coverage of Mother Theresa's funeral after round the clock coverage of some media bimbo darling's 24/7 mourning.
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Gaucho on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:39 pm

You didn't just call Lady Spencer "some media bimbo darling", did you?
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Geezer on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:58 pm

Gaucho wrote:You didn't just call Lady Spencer "some media bimbo darling", did you?

Yes. maybe a slight exageration. Her contributions versus Mother Thereasa's can't even be neasured. I know she opposed land mines. Sort of equivalent to opposing leprosy. I view her as a rich,royal, with good PR advice celebrity. Sort of like a Kimmy K with a manufactured conscience.
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:59 pm

Lady Spencer: now there's someone who wasn't worth mourning.
Leeches....
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Gaucho on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:04 pm

Those nasty liberals.
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Willie Kool on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:11 pm

Geezer wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/04/09/associated-press-bias-obvious-even-in-thatcher-chavez-obits/
This wasn't a thread that would get much attention given the media'a new role of furthering lefty agendas.

At least someone didn't start this thread with the same ill will that the 'Hugo Chavez Dies' thread generated. Maggie got her RIP from you all, so here's my BIH.

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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Geezer on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:12 pm

columbia wrote:Lady Spencer: now there's someone who wasn't worth mourning.
Leeches....

List her monumental accomplishments; versus mother Theras's. Or versus the evil ,sinister Thatcher' She managed to drastically reduce unemployment and reverse a failed socialistic government. Of course the efforts to reduce the population to the same miserable level of existence always angers the bid government daydream believers. Oh Brave new world.
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Gaucho on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:16 pm

So the world wasn't allowed to mourn Lady Di because Mother Teresa happened to die at about the same time? This doesn't sound slightly pathetic to you?
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby redwill on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:25 pm

Geezer wrote:List her monumental accomplishments; versus mother Theras's. Or versus the evil ,sinister Thatcher' She managed to drastically reduce unemployment and reverse a failed socialistic government. Of course the efforts to reduce the population to the same miserable level of existence always angers the bid government daydream believers. Oh Brave new world.


Mother Teresa: "I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot, to share it with the passion of Christ. I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people."
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby Gaucho on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:32 pm

*shudder*
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:32 pm

Yikes
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Re: RIP Margaret "Iron Lady" Thatcher

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:26 pm

Geezer wrote:
columbia wrote:Lady Spencer: now there's someone who wasn't worth mourning.
Leeches....

List her monumental accomplishments; versus mother Theras's. Or versus the evil ,sinister Thatcher' She managed to drastically reduce unemployment and reverse a failed socialistic government. Of course the efforts to reduce the population to the same miserable level of existence always angers the bid government daydream believers. Oh Brave new world.



The royalty is stupid (but harmless), though they do help to pump the tires of the London tourist economy.
I won't quibble with your fatigue over her death coverage, but that's the way of celebrities....Nothing new there.
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