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JoeZhang April 8 2013 01:30 PM

Thatch kicks the bucket -
 
Thatcher has died, I would refrain from making comments about dancing shoes, street parties and the like as that is uncalled for.

teacake April 8 2013 01:33 PM

Re: Thatch kicks the bucket -
 
Got any statues to topple?

Davros April 8 2013 01:37 PM

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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 7914418)
Thatcher has died, I would refrain from making comments about dancing shoes, street parties and the like as that is uncalled for.

Dance if you want to, just be aware that it looks kind of tacky when one does so at times like this.

JoeZhang April 8 2013 01:39 PM

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Davros wrote: (Post 7914451)
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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 7914418)
Thatcher has died, I would refrain from making comments about dancing shoes, street parties and the like as that is uncalled for.

Dance if you want to, just be aware that it looks kind of tacky when one does so at times like this.

Do the shoes not match my trousers?

JoeZhang April 8 2013 01:41 PM

Re: Thatch kicks the bucket -
 
Odd photo for CNN to use:

https://twitter.com/fieldproducer/st...035842/photo/1

Haggis and tatties April 8 2013 01:44 PM

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^^Even worse, Savile with that NSPCC badge. lol

Bumbles861 April 8 2013 01:52 PM

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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 7914487)

Do you think that using this photo was intentional or just a case of the stupids?

Starkers April 8 2013 02:53 PM

Re: Thatch kicks the bucket -
 
My view for what it's worth.

It would be false of me to suggest I agreed with half the things she believed in, but she should be respected if nothing else, a politician of genuine conviction who changed the way Britain saw itself, and the way the rest of the world saw Britain. A Prime Minister not afraid to be America’s ally but who never expected us to be America’s lapdog, who stood up to the unions when they needed standing up to, a Prime Minister who laid much of the ground work for why Britain is still a great place to live today, and yes some of the groundwork for why it isn’t too.

The right Prime Minister at the right time. And let’s not forget, a woman who made it to the top of her profession without the need for positive discrimination, a wealthy background or the need to be a Westminster insider, a politician from another era who herself said;

“It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.”

For better or worse not a Prime Minister history will forget in a hurry.

Finngle Bells April 8 2013 04:02 PM

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I wonder what Trekker thinks of this thread's title

Star Wolf April 8 2013 04:39 PM

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Davros wrote: (Post 7914451)
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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 7914418)
Thatcher has died, I would refrain from making comments about dancing shoes, street parties and the like as that is uncalled for.

Dance if you want to, just be aware that it looks kind of tacky when one does so at times like this.

Too late for that because of the title. Since he was first in I guess this is the official trekbbs response to the death of a person. Oh how does that make us look as a corporate body. :sigh:

Pingfah April 8 2013 04:46 PM

Re: Thatch kicks the bucket -
 
A what now?

Wintertainment April 8 2013 04:50 PM

Re: Thatch kicks the bucket -
 
i bet the falkland islanders are upset. they have a 'thatcher day' holiday every year.

Deimos Anomaly April 8 2013 05:24 PM

Margaret Thatcher dead at 87
 
Well that's the end of an era:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22067155

Admiral Buzzkill April 8 2013 05:39 PM

Re: Margaret Thatcher dead at 87
 
There was a remarkable movie made about her some years ago, starring Meryl Streep.

Here's Robert Ebert's excellent review: The Iron Lady.

I didn't agree with all of her opinions, and it was certainly inappropriate for her to inject her right-wing politics into governing. Nonetheless, she was indeed the British Prime Minister for over a decade.

Admiral Buzzkill April 8 2013 05:39 PM

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[double post]


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