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Thatcher-haters propel "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" to #1 in Great Britain
American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2013 | Rick Moran

Posted on 04/13/2013 10:14:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

An amazing example of the power and possibilities of social media. Thatcher haters in England have made the "Wizard of Oz" classic song "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" the number one selling single in the country.

And the "munchikins" who appeared in the film are none too pleased:

Ruth Duccini, 94, and Jerry Maren, 91 -- who sang the ditty -- said: "It's terrible."

Saddened Munchkins said it was monstrous to hijack the song -- as the BBC fudged a decision whether to play it. Ruth, among those who sang the song in 1939's Wizard Of Oz, believes the campaign to get it to No1 insults Baroness Thatcher -- and threatens the legacy of the much-loved Judy Garland movie.

Speaking from her US home, she said: "Nobody deserves to be treated in such a way. When we were filming the movie no one intended it to be used in this way. I am ashamed, I really am."

And fellow Munchkin Jerry said: "It is shocking that the song is being used to celebrate the death of someone."

They spoke after it emerged that tomorrow's BBC1 Radio 1 Chart Show would not ban the 51-second song -- but nor would it play the whole track.

The Beeb is treating the campaign as a "news story":

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bbc; getthatcher; margaretthatcher; staterunmedia; statesponsoredattack; thatcher; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 04/13/2013 10:14:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Can you imagine the reaction if there was such hatred expressed at the death of liberal icons such as Ted Kennedy? I cannot believe these people, some of whom are so young that they weren’t even born yet when Thatcher was Prime Minister, are literally dancing on her grave. What was Thatcher’s “crime against humanity” that she deserves such vitriol at the time of her death????


2 posted on 04/13/2013 10:19:19 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Stalinists lie. Always. They lie to the yutes about the legacy of Thatcher and Reagan and seek to unleash ills of Socialism on the world.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 10:21:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

leftists are all mentally deranged


4 posted on 04/13/2013 10:23:01 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sickoes. What a bunch of sick units..... B-(


5 posted on 04/13/2013 10:29:33 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: SeekAndFind
Here it is, for those who care to listen.

Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!--Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (1939)

6 posted on 04/13/2013 10:30:08 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: SeekAndFind

They are scum. Here in the USA these types are known as Obama Voters.


7 posted on 04/13/2013 10:32:16 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: SeekAndFind

I can see where a muslim country would not like her....


8 posted on 04/13/2013 10:36:34 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SeekAndFind
Also revived interest in the not sensibles 45 "I'm in Love With Margaret Thatcher"--actually tongue in cheek, get the feeling they really weren't. http://news.yahoo.com/m-love-margaret-thatcher-no-1-tribute-song-060046978.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnToK3kSKKg One comment on the youtube upload: "Tories are so gullible and dim that they don't realise that this is an ANTI-Thatcher song!" who knows used in movie The Iron Lady I think I read
9 posted on 04/13/2013 10:36:38 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope Millwall fans give these people some serious injuries.


10 posted on 04/13/2013 10:36:45 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: raccoonradio
Also revived interest in the not sensibles 45 "I'm in Love With Margaret Thatcher"--actually tongue in cheek, get the feeling they really weren't.

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youtube

One comment on the youtube upload: "Tories are so gullible and dim that they don't realise that this is an ANTI-Thatcher song!" who knows used in movie The Iron Lady I think I read

11 posted on 04/13/2013 10:37:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: a fool in paradise

“Stalinists lie.

I agree, and they are allowed to get away with it by conservatives. Conservative politicians, that is. They will, “with all due respect” or “we respectfully disagree” etc. voice their little prissy protests and think to meet their opponents in the marketplace of ideas, when their opponents
never even bother to show up; they are having to much fun and success out flanking the conservatives with every form of deception.


12 posted on 04/13/2013 10:54:04 AM PDT by odawg
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To: SeekAndFind

bttt


13 posted on 04/13/2013 11:02:23 AM PDT by aberaussie
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To: SeekAndFind

Ain’t Going to Work on Maggie’s Farm No More


14 posted on 04/13/2013 11:08:11 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The leftists are doing a wonderful job of alienating everyone else with their asinine childishness.
15 posted on 04/13/2013 11:14:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

As Machiavelli stated (and he was a genius): “Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.”


16 posted on 04/13/2013 11:17:11 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: SeekAndFind

One day soon the Lord will prepare a table before her in the presence of her enemies.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 11:17:39 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: SeekAndFind

The commie/socialist freeloaders love it.


18 posted on 04/13/2013 11:20:30 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What was Thatcher’s crime? She was a Conservative and decent human being.

In other words, the exact kind of person that deserves (in the left’s mind) utter hatred and loathing for all eternity plus 1 second.


19 posted on 04/13/2013 11:21:58 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: SeekAndFind

Vicious, hateful people — so much for “enlightened” lovers of the Arts.

I do enjoy the current Doctor Who series on the BBC (no friend of MT), and note that the latest episode takes place on a Russian sub during the 80’s ... it wouldn’t surprise me that there will be a number of jabs at the then-Prime Minister. Under the circumstances, a dedication to Mrs. Thatcher would be a claasy move, but I’m not expecting it.


20 posted on 04/13/2013 11:29:48 AM PDT by mikrofon (RIP, Madame PM)
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To: SeekAndFind

But for the new Globe and to have walked in Shakespeare’s footsteps, I’ll never go back to that God forsaken Britain.


21 posted on 04/13/2013 11:38:01 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What was Thatcher’s “crime against humanity” that she deserves such vitriol at the time of her death?

Governing While Conservative.

Coming to a FEMA center nearest you.

22 posted on 04/13/2013 11:45:56 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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What was Thatcher’s “crime against humanity” that she deserves such vitriol at the time of her death?

Being white

simple as that

23 posted on 04/13/2013 11:48:14 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: mikrofon

Doctor Who, during the reign of Russell Davies, was vehemently anti-conservative. It showed in scripts and in the comments of the actors, notably Sylvester McCoy, the 7th Doctor.

With the departure of Davies, and with Steve Moffat taking the helm, the script writers have gotten better, and more respectful.


24 posted on 04/13/2013 11:55:43 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Swede Girl

Appears that within our lifetime the British have gone from being the most admired people on Earth to becoming loathsome. These vermin are not worthy of Maggie Thatcher.

It’s amazing that a nation can descend so quickly into a moral abyss; America beware.


25 posted on 04/13/2013 12:11:50 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: SeekAndFind
I know Margarete Thatcher loved her country and she was a great leader..These evil fool are pathetic and should be ignored..We have the same evil commies here and one is living on Air Force One..

RIP, Classy lady you have earned your wings..

26 posted on 04/13/2013 12:25:43 PM PDT by PLD
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"what was her crime?"

She proved leftism a failure.

27 posted on 04/13/2013 12:29:17 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Jakarta ex-pat
"being white"

Huh?

28 posted on 04/13/2013 12:30:12 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: SeekAndFind

At least our witches do not actually look like witches.


29 posted on 04/13/2013 1:22:05 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: SeekAndFind

England is not long for this world anyway. I hope the good ones leave right before the third world rapes and pillages the rest of them. I may actually enjoy it. Hopefully Rupert will install cameras in strategic locations so we can watch highlights on TV and on YouTube...


30 posted on 04/13/2013 1:53:53 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Those who say the Constitution is a "Living, Breathing Document" do so because they want to KILL it.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Stupid left can’t even find a full version cover of the song;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFvDFTiHQfU

Known about this one for decades.


31 posted on 04/13/2013 2:04:07 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I heard that one on Boss Radio 93 KHJ.


32 posted on 04/13/2013 3:01:26 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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