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Old April 8 2013, 08:21 PM   #46
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Re: Thatch kicks the bucket -

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Thatch kicks the bucket -
Stay classy, Misc.
Hmm...

The Iron Lady kicks The Iron Bucket?
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Old April 8 2013, 08:27 PM   #47
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Re: Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

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I wonder what it'll be like when Berlusconi dies.
Lots of whores will weep.

And not one of them will be a sex worker.
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Old April 8 2013, 08:30 PM   #48
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Re: Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

i reckon he'll have a viking funeral, just to mess with everyone
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Old April 8 2013, 08:33 PM   #49
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Old April 8 2013, 08:40 PM   #50
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Oh, man, that's classic no matter who it is.
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Old April 8 2013, 08:45 PM   #51
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Re: Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

Did people actually wait for her to die?

I can't imagine there were many people who awoke every morning with the habit of checking the obits for Lady Thatcher.
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Old April 8 2013, 08:53 PM   #52
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I don't know. But I know the munchkin choir has been practicing for a while now.
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Old April 8 2013, 08:57 PM   #53
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More mourners:

https://twitter.com/brianwhelanhack/...953730/photo/1

I've got to wonder how the funeral will be policed? Could get pretty rough.
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Old April 8 2013, 09:12 PM   #54
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Re: Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

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She bequeathed us a country where anyone could make it if they had the talent, the ambition and the work ethic.
No.
Great argument there.

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But the world's response to her passing rather makes it seem she did.
Old politicians commenting the death of an old politician.
And current ones...
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Old April 8 2013, 10:04 PM   #55
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I'm from the north too. Grew up in County Durham, near Bishop Auckland. Whereabouts are you neighbour?
oh wow I bet they're having special "we love maggie" parties up in the mining villages there!

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Old April 8 2013, 10:06 PM   #56
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Old politicians commenting the death of an old politician.
And current ones...
Old as in "of advanced age".
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Old April 8 2013, 10:18 PM   #57
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i think thatcher did a tremendous amount to damage this country, but repeated bad policies is not something equatable to child molestation. if you don't think thats a stupid comparison then that says more about you really.
Its hardly just bad politics when you decimate towns and communities, strip away self respect, destroy industries, give away the countries infrastructure, turn the police into your own private army, deride empathy as weakness and set up greed as an admirable philosophy.

Child molestation is individually far worse, but doesn't tear apart the whole fabric of a nation. Thatchers legacy was not just a difference of opinion about interest rates...
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Old April 8 2013, 11:11 PM   #58
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i'm sorry, but you're trying to argue that on the whole, raping children isn't as bad as the thatcher government. i mean i agree that it was clearly bad back then, but as an arguement that way madness lies.

honestly i think this'll just drag things off-topic. so i guess, agree to disagree?
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Old April 8 2013, 11:15 PM   #59
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i'm sorry, but you're trying to argue that on the whole, raping children isn't as bad as the thatcher government. i mean i agree that it was clearly bad back then, but as an arguement that way madness lies.

honestly i think this'll just drag things off-topic. so i guess, agree to disagree?
I don't think we are that far apart - I agree, to the individual, Savilles actions were far worse.

Agree to disagree - certainly !
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Old April 8 2013, 11:16 PM   #60
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There's no honest and decent way to defend Thatcher's political career. Morally speaking, she earned for her passing all the compassion she exercised for Bobby Sands. Insisting on more is unjust. Besides, manners is not much of a virtue, all you need for that is hypocrisy. Politics already has enough, we don't need more coming out of graves.

It does seem appropriate to comment on her political career. She was a charmless, graceless version of Reagan. Since all Reagan had was movie star charisma, the less attractive, dowdy Thatcher had an amazing career in getting elected in the first place. She couldn't even fake being nice but the English still elected her! What does that say about them?

On the other hand, I've never known whether only the Falklands War saved her by inspiring imperial bloodlust. Or whether people were really as indifferent to the IRA bombing in Brighton that nearly got her as it seemed here in the US at the time.

My epitaph is simple enough: Another one has escaped justice.
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