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  • May And Trump: A Replay Of Thatcher And Reagan?

    07/14/2016 7:25:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Is Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher reincarnated? There are similarities. May is certainly as tough as the Iron Lady. As home secretary for longer than any of her predecessors, she has strongly opposed uncontrolled immigration. The Home Office introduced visa restrictions that require non-European Union immigrants living in Britain for fewer than 10 years to minimally earn the equivalent of about $47,000 USD, so as not to be a drain on social welfare programs. With Britain's planned exit from the EU, that policy could be broadened to include all immigrants. In a speech to her Conservative Party...
  • Margaret Thatcher does the Dead EU Sketch (sorta)

    06/24/2016 6:35:16 PM PDT · by reed13k · 8 replies
    I was actually looking for some humor to lighten a Friday and stumbled upon this. I had never seen this and about busted a gasket given the vote yesterday. I couldn't imagine anything else that makes more sense to post then this in a most appropriate salute to the Brits vote yesterday!
  • Sky News Declares Brexit A winner!!!

    06/23/2016 8:44:28 PM PDT · by CWW · 136 replies
    Sky News ^ | 06-23-2016 | Cww
    Sky news just declared victory for Brexit!!!!
  • Goodbye Dave? Bookmakers slash odds on Cameron quitting within the next TWO WEEKS (Tory Revolt)

    06/16/2016 9:14:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Express ^ | June 17, 2016 | Tom Parfitt
    With just a week until the EU referendum, the under-fire Tory leader is priced at 5/2 to leave Downing Street before the end of June. William Hill has also cut its odds on George Osborne to cease to be Chancellor by the end of this year – from 7/4 to 5/4. It comes after 65 Tory MPs vowed to vote against Osborne's proposed "emergency Budget" of swingeing cuts in the event of Brexit. Vote Leave campaigner and ex-London mayor Boris Johnson is 5/2 favourite to replace Mr Cameron while Mr Osborne is priced at 9/2. Pro-EU Home Secretary Theresa May...
  • Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP

    05/07/2016 10:05:36 AM PDT · by Syncro · 75 replies
    ProgressivesToday ^ | May 7, 2016 | Aleister
    Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP May 7, 2016 by Aleister The minority leader of the House of Representatives is now plotting with the president of a foreign country to keep the presumptive Republican nominee from winning the presidency. How is this even legal?The Washington Examiner reports: Pelosi, Vicente Fox plot to defeat Trump, Mexican calls Trump voters lazy drunksLatin America’s toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to...
  • Will Britain Leave or Remain in the European Union?

    04/01/2016 5:22:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Michael Barone
    On June 23, when Donald Trump will or will not have won the 1,237 delegates he needs to be nominated, voters in Britain will decide an issue as divisive as Trump's candidacy: whether the United Kingdom will remain in or leave the European Union. It's not a decision that has attracted much attention in the United States. The Obama administration has weighed in, urging Britons to vote to remain. That's the same approach taken by every American administration for 60 years. The default assumption is that we have done pretty well over the last 240 years with a Union of...
  • The Christian Convictions of the Iron Lady

    10/31/2015 7:09:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/15 | Eliza Filby
    “Economics is the method; the object is to change the soul.” So said Margaret Thatcher. The Iron Lady always believed that democratic capitalism involved the transformation of values as much as it did the improvement of Britain's ailing GDP. Yet few people are aware that Thatcher was a woman of profound faith. She had been a lay Methodist preacher while a student at Oxford University. Later, she would transfer this missionary energy from the pulpit to the political podium. The solid Christian base for Margaret Thatcher's politics goes back to her strict Methodist upbringing and, more specifically, to her father...
  • Fiorina a Rising Conservative Star: Some Folks Need to Deal With It.

    09/27/2015 5:56:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Recently some detractors and uninformed people have called Carly Fiorina’s conservatism into question. While I’m unaffiliated with any campaign and uncommitted to any candidate I do think it’s imperative to state Ms. Fiorina has more than earned her conservative stripes. First and foremost, Carly’s pro-life credentials are outstanding and she’s proving it consistently on the campaign trail. As the hideous Planned Parenthood videos have circulated, no candidate has been more vocal in calling for defunding Planned Parenthood than Carly. In spite of the national media’s refusal to cover the videos, Fiorina forced the issue onto the national agenda with a...
  • This Could Be America’s Iron Lady (Fiorina = Thatcher?)

    09/23/2015 6:15:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/23/15 | Aaron Goldstein
    For more than 25 years, Republicans have been looking for the next Ronald Reagan. After last week’s debate at the Reagan Library, Republicans might have instead found our Margaret Thatcher. Consider what syndicated columnist Cal Thomas wrote about Fiorina in a profile of her back in April: Fiorina is impressive. Whether she can win the nomination, or perhaps the number two spot (which she refuses to talk about) we’ll know soon enough. But watch her in the coming debates and see if you don’t notice a little Margaret Thatcher in her. Like Thatcher, Fiorina is tough and smart. Thomas’s words...
  • Spot On Lady Thatcher

    07/20/2015 12:51:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ed Moy
    Nearly 25 years after Margaret Thatcher’s keep-Great-Britain-free-from-one-government-one-currency-one-Europe sentiment helped force her resignation, the Iron Lady has been proved right yet again. Most prime ministers are generally forced out of office over failure, like failure to win an election or failure to effectively lead their government. But Mrs. Thatcher won all three of her elections and effectively led the governments she formed. It was not failure that helped do her in, but the fear of her peers that she might win another election and effectively keep England out of the experiment to unify Europe governments. One of her convictions that got...
  • Left-wing mayor of Madrid plans to rename Plaza currently dedicated to Margaret Thatcher [...]

    07/03/2015 3:49:01 AM PDT · by Moltke · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3 July 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    FULL TITLE: Left-wing mayor of Madrid plans to rename Plaza currently dedicated to Margaret Thatcher after Socialist gay rights activist Spain's Left-wing Mayor has said she is planning to rename a Plaza currently dedicated to Margaret Thatcher after a former Socialist Party leader and gay rights activist. Manuela Carmena, who took over from Madrid's former conservative mayor in May, said Thatcher's name was inappropriate because she was 'the Iron Lady who enslaved the workers'. Her announcement comes just ten months after Mark Thatcher was invited to the Spanish capital to name the plaza after his mother and the former British...
  • Argentina's fury at plans for statue of Margaret Thatcher on Falkland Islands...

    12/28/2014 2:56:43 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 29th December 2014 | Caroline Graham
    The planned unveiling of a statue of Margaret Thatcher on the Falkland Islands has sparked a furious new row between Britain and Argentina. The bronze sculpture of the Prime Minister whose forces freed the islanders after the 1982 invasion will be unveiled in the capital Stanley next month. But Argentina's ambassador to London, Alicia Castro, has condemned the statue 'in our Malvinas Islands' as a provocative move, saying: 'What the UK is doing is celebrating war.' Her anger was echoed by veterans' leader Mario Volpe in Buenos Aires. He said: 'The statue is not a symbol of democracy. It's her...
  • British & American Christianity: “Denial and Inertia” No Match for “Resolute Wickedness”

    12/09/2014 7:41:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Bethany Blankley
    Gov. Mike Huckabee recently retraced the steps of Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan with a group of ministers and faith leaders. After touring Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Churchill War Rooms, he remarked that both Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill were heavily criticized and often dismissed yet they remained steadfast to name and fight evil. “During two periods of massive global change,” Huckabee argued, “if these world leaders had been ambiguous about evil the world would be quite different.” For Churchill, evil was Nazism and fascism. In 1936 he said of Stanley Baldwin’s government, “They go...
  • Scotland's separatist movement influenced by Margaret Thatcher

    09/14/2014 7:00:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    thestar.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Susan Delacourt
    EDINBURGH—If Scottish nationalists win independence from Britain in this week’s referendum, they will owe at least some thanks to an unlikely ally: the late, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. The current Scottish referendum on independence, coming down to a too-close-to-call finish on Thursday, has reignited the fire under Scotland’s long-standing resistance to Conservatism in Britain, especially the Thatcher brand of the 1970s and 1980s. “I came over to independence as a result of Thatcher,” says Douglas Campbell, a 65-year-old Yes campaigner who showed up at a canvassing push near Scotland’s Parliament in Edinburgh on the last Sunday of the...
  • "Fire From The Heartland" on Channel 349 on Dirctv NOW

    09/14/2014 3:56:13 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 8 replies
    Channel 349 Directv | Sep 14, 2014
    Fire From the Heartland,The Awakening of the Conservative Woman Fire From The Heartland Trailer - The first-ever film to tell the entire story of the conservative woman in her own words, "Fire from the Heartland" is a powerful statement about America at a crossroads and the women who have awakened to the crisis. With role models such as Clare Boothe Luce, Margaret Thatcher, and Phyllis Schlafly as inspiration, these women are the unintended consequence of the liberal feminist movement. Tracing the long history of the many conservative women who have been the backbone of this great nation, from the founding...
  • What Margaret Thatcher Missed: Why you can never "run out of other people's money" to spend

    07/28/2014 6:56:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/28/2014 | James Longstreet
    The “Iron Maiden." She was the staunch and sturdy leader of Great Britain who once held up F. A. Hayek’s masterwork “Road to Serfdom” and declared “This is what we believe in.” Hayek’s work is a road map for what could go wrong when individual freedoms are lost and central planning becomes the answer for every ill. When truth is bent to meet the moment and government decision making is the proposed cure all, “serfdom” is the destination. Margaret, in believing Hayek’s cautionary, also declared that Socialism cannot sustain itself. Socialism can not last because eventually “you run out of...
  • Margaret Thatcher-Winter Of Discontent-(1979)Tory Political Broadcast

    03/10/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1979
    The Iron Lady had more cajones than Mitch McConnell and John Boehner combined.
  • The GOP doesn't just have a woman problem, it doesn't understand women

    03/09/2014 7:44:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 9, 2014 | Ana Marie Cox
    Carly Fiorina, former California GOP senate challenger to Barbara Boxer, emerged at the Conservative Political Action Conference here as the speaker most willing to engage the Republicans' persistent problems with appealing to women. Well, after she spent the first half of her speech denying climate change. Priorities! Fiorina didn't offer a solution, but she did offer some great slogans: "I am a proud pro-life woman. ... I believe science is proving us right everyday!" (Hey, don't knock junk science until you've tried it, right?) She also echoed a feminist line when she said, "All issues are women's issues." I like...
  • Britain 'backstabbed' Sikhs by advising India on 1984 Golden Temple raid

    01/14/2014 3:47:01 PM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/14/2014 | Georgia Graham, and Dean Nelson
    Britain's involvement in the massacre of hundreds of Sikh separatists in an Indian temple in 1984 will be urgently investigated, David Cameron has ordered. Previously secret documents released by the Government have shown that a SAS officer was drafted in to help the Indian authorities with plans to remove dissident Sikhs from the Golden Temple at Amritsar, Sikhism's holiest shrine. The plan was ordered with the full knowledge of then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher the documents say. Hundreds of Sikhs were killed in the attack. Yesterday Sikh leaders said the revelations amounted to the British Government ‘backstabbing” and have called...
  • Margaret Thatcher Still Number 1 in Poll of British MPs

    01/03/2014 9:43:39 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 3, 2014 | Raheem Kassam
    The late Baroness Thatcher has topped yet another popularity poll, further cementing her claim as Britain's best post-war prime minister. Members of the UK Parliament (MPs) resoundingly backed the conservative prime minister's tenure, according to polling from February that indicated that despite left-wing rhetoric and revisionism, Margaret Thatcher is still the most revered post-war prime minister that Britain has seen.
  • MARGARET THATCHER - Death of a Revolutionary

    09/01/2013 4:23:06 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/1/13
    Go to 5:55 of the video and the lady speaking sums up Margaret Thatcher, "she stood up for her principles"
  • Britain 'giving in to sharia councils' says Norway's anti-immigration leader

    09/01/2013 4:51:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 01 Sep 2013 | Richard Orange, Oslo
    In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Siv Jensen, the 44-year-old leader of the Progress party who cites Baroness Thatcher as her inspiration, said: "What I have seen that the UK has done is to give in to the claims of sharia councils, and I don't think we should give into that. In Norway we have one law, and that is the Norwegian law." Miss Jensen, who is unmarried, said Britain was suffering the results of earlier mistakes in its immigration policy. "I see some problems arising – You've had problems with riots, you've had problems with radical groups who...
  • Evil Never Sleeps

    08/01/2013 7:09:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Rush Limbaugh fielded a phone call the other day that even he couldn't answer. "What's happened to the country I live in?" asked the frustrated woman. "And what do we do now?" The Great Rushbo was understandably flustered. Coming up with a cure for what ails America after five years of Barack Obama and decades of bigger and stupider and meaner Big Government in D.C. is not something you can do off the top of your head. The woman's question reminded me of a question Newt Gingrich posed to me about five years ago. "Mike," he said, "how is it...
  • A Woman in Full: Thatcher Gets Her Due in New Biography

    07/23/2013 4:59:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Michael Barone
    The first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, covering her life up to Britain's victory in the Falklands, is out. It takes its place among the finest political biographies of all time. Thatcher gave Moore full access to her papers and to all her friends and relatives, on condition that she never see the book. It was a wise precaution. Moore is a conservative, more traditionalist than Mrs. Thatcher (as he always calls her) and broadly sympathetic to her causes. But he was able to get frank responses from relatives, friends, and colleagues that might never have...
  • Thatcher and 1980s Musicians

    04/23/2013 5:35:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/21/2013 | Bruce Walker
    The 1980s were a heady time for political and cultural junkies. If the 1960s were an era where the distinctions between the two were blurred, the 1980s obliterated them completely. Perhaps no public figure prior to President George W. Bush was vilified more by pop musicians than Margaret Thatcher. British musician piled on mercilessly from Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg to The Style Council, Genesis and Robert Wyatt. Let’s hope the Iron Lady rests finally in well-deserved peace. She, most assuredly, suffered more than her fair share of the brickbats hurled by Britain’s youth in her day. What did this...
  • Mrs. Thatcher’s Splendid Farewell

    04/22/2013 6:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2013 | John O'Sullivan
    Writing from London, I have to be aware that the Boston Marathon bombs have dominated the news and imagination of America for the last two days. They have received great attention here too. They remind Britain all too ominously of the 7/7 bombings on the London subway in 2005. Even so, Britain’s week has really been devoted to what Ruth Dudley Edwards has called an extraordinary national debate on the achievements or otherwise of Lady Thatcher.She thinks — and I agree with her — that Lady Thatcher has won that debate. You can read Ruth’s very personal account here....
  • Thank you Margaret Thatcher for Section 28′s protection of children from gay propaganda

    04/17/2013 4:20:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 4/17/2013 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Faithful Catholics and Christians of the United Kingdom owe Margaret Thatcher our lasting gratitude for attempting to protect our children from homosexual propaganda being taught in schools and for stopping local councils promoting homosexuality through Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 until its tragic repeal in 2003.Section 28 contained the following provisions:Prohibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material (1)The following section shall be inserted after section 2 of the [1986 c. 10.] Local Government Act 1986 (prohibition of political publicity)—“2AProhibition on promoting homosexuality by teaching or by publishing material (1)A local authority shall not—(a)intentionally promote homosexuality or...
  • Margaret Thatcher's Funeral - why I was proud to be in the crowd outside St Paul's today

    04/17/2013 3:00:17 PM PDT · by sussex · 8 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 17/04/13 | The Aged P
    An estimated quarter of a million people lined the streets to St Paul’s to bid farewell to Margaret Thatcher. We turned up mainly, of course, to pay our final respects to one of the greatest political leaders of the western world. But we came also, I am sure, to demonstrate how the tiny minority of bile spewing ersatz “revolutionaries”, eagerly sought out by the well heeled chattering class hacks from planet BBC/Guardian did not speak for the ordinary folk of all ages and from every walk of life who came into London today.
  • Margaret Thatcher funeral: thousands line streets to witness final journey

    04/17/2013 10:04:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/17/2013 | Caroline Davies
    Lady Thatcher, Britain's first female prime minister, was borne to St Paul's Cathedral for a ceremonial funeral as thousands lined central London's streets to witness her final journey. With full military honours, the coffin bearing the body of one of Britain's most divisive politicians of modern times was escorted by members of all three armed forces to a service before a congregation of 2,300 from across the globe and led by the Queen. Although not officially a state funeral, as accorded to Sir Winston Churchill, the event was conducted with a level of pomp and ceremony not witnessed in London...
  • Boehner announces House delegation to Margaret Thatcher funeral

    04/16/2013 9:43:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/16/2013 | Morgan Little
    Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn will lead a House delegation to Britain to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday. Announced by House Speaker John Boehner’s office Monday, the trip marks a culmination of Republican accolades for Thatcher following her death last week. Thatcher’s conservative policies and close relationship with President Reagan won her widespread support within the GOP. “Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest champions freedom has ever known, and her funeral gives Americans and friends around the world an opportunity to pay final respects,” Boehner said in a statement. The delegation also includes...
  • Sources: Menendez holding up vote on resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher

    04/15/2013 8:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 15, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is holding up a vote in the U.S. Senate on a resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom who died last week after suffering a stroke, multiple sources tell The Daily Caller. While the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring Thatcher last week, Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, objects to some of the language proposed by Republicans in the Senate’s version, sources said. A copy of the proposed resolution, which would be offered by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, honors “the life, legacy, and example...
  • WH snub to Thatcher: Obama won't send envoy - leaves it to her old allies from the Reagan era

    04/15/2013 6:05:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 15, 2013 | James Chapman
    Friends and allies of Baroness Thatcher expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ last night as it emerged President Obama is not planning to send any serving member of his administration to her funeral. Whitehall sources have revealed that the U.S. delegation at tomorrow’s service in St Paul’s Cathedral will be led by two Reagan era secretaries of state: James Baker and George Shultz. Though President Obama himself had not been expected to attend, there had been speculation that he would be represented either by Vice President Joe Biden or wife Michelle. The Queen’s decision to attend Lady Thatcher’s funeral has effectively elevated...
  • Thatchers Last Wish - Another Clunker from the Iron Lady

    04/14/2013 10:07:25 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/13 | Eamonn Fingleton
    The news today is that a group of supporters of Margaret Thatcher are pushing a plan to establish a museum and library as a permanent memorial to her. It is clear that the plan, which would establish a first in British politics, has been long in the making and that it not only had Thatcher’s approval but she herself largely instigated the idea. This is another clunker from the Iron Lady – a final terrible idea from a woman who, pace all current hagiography, will be remembered as one of the worst British political leaders of modern times.
  • Which of these PMs sacked the most miners? (Clue: It wasn’t Lady Thatcher)…

    04/14/2013 8:36:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:51 EST, 13 April 2013 | Allister Heath
    Judging by some of the recent coverage, Thatcher’s enemies have successfully spread a series of damaging myths about her. Many of these sound plausible, and are even accepted by some of her supporters, but few stand up to proper scrutiny. Take the myth that Thatcher was deeply unpopular. The truth is that she won 43.9 percent of the vote in 1979, 42.4 percent in 1983 and 42.2 percent in 1987—landslide results of which contemporary politicians can only dream. … It has also become fashionable to blame one of her greatest triumphs—the sale of council homes to tenants—for today’s horrendous housing...
  • Thatcher-haters propel "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" to #1 in Great Britain

    04/13/2013 10:14:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2013 | Rick Moran
    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...
  • Mark Steyn: Thatcher thought Britain was worth fighting for

    04/12/2013 1:48:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 12, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    A few hours after Margaret Thatcher’s death on Monday, the snarling deadbeats of the British underclass were gleefully rampaging through the streets of Brixton in South London, scaling the marquee of the local fleapit and hanging a banner announcing, “THE BITCH IS DEAD.” Amazingly, they managed to spell all four words correctly. By Friday, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” from The Wizard of Oz, was the No. 1 download at Amazon U.K... --snip-- A generation on, the Thatcher era seems more and more like a magnificent but temporary interlude in a great nation’s bizarre, remorseless self-dissolution. She was right...
  • BBC Chief Refuses To Ban Margaret Thatcher Death Song

    04/12/2013 4:12:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | April 12, 2013 | Steven Swimford
    Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, a song from the Wizard of Oz, has sold 20,000 copies this week after anti-Thatcher campaigners encouraged people to buy it to celebrate the death of the former Prime Minister. It is currently number four and on course for a place in the top five by the time The Official Chart Show airs on Sunday, three days before Lady Thatcher’s funeral.
  • DEMOCRATS ARE BLOCKING RESOLUTION TO HONOR LADY THATCHER

    04/11/2013 2:39:23 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Heritage Action ^ | 4-11-2013 | Katherine Rosario
    DEMOCRATS ARE BLOCKING RESOLUTION TO HONOR LADY THATCHER Katherine Rosario April 11, 2013 One would naturally think it impossible that anyone would hesitate – even for an instant – to honor the woman who tackled communism head on as prime minister of Great Britain. Lady Margaret Thatcher was a principled politician who helped to foster the special relationship between Great Britain and the United States that we all benefit from today.A Senate resolution to honor Lady Thatcher was supposed to pass last night. However, per well placed sources on the Hill, Democrats have a hold on the resolution.To refuse to...
  • Margaret Thatcher: The grandchildren in the US who share the Iron Lady’s spirit

    04/11/2013 5:06:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 4/11/13 | Jon Swaine, in Dallas, Texas and Raf Sanchez in Richmond, Virginia
    As they perused the well-stocked aisles of their local shop, the wealthy residents of Highland Park were charmed by the polite and handsome young man behind the counter. They had no idea, however, that this former high school American football star was upholding a family tradition that began 100 years ago in the English town of Grantham, some 5,000 miles away. Michael Thatcher, the only grandson of the grocer’s daughter who became the world’s most powerful woman, now serves customers at a store and pharmacy in Texas. Like his great-grandfather Alfred Roberts before him, Mr Thatcher works long shifts while...
  • Joan Collins to attend Lady Thatcher funeral

    04/11/2013 1:01:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    TV and film star Joan Collins is part of a list of celebrities and noteworthy figures due to attend Lady Thatcher's funeral next week, The Commentator has learned. The list released moments ago by Downing Street, includes The First Ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Falklands veterans, David Frost and Sir Trevor McDonald. Collins was a long-standing fan and supported of Lady Thatcher and recently commented that she subconsciously "had Thatcher at the back of my mind" when playing her Dynasty character Alexis Carrington. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Collins said in 2011, "‘I feel very pessimistic...
  • Remembering Margaret Thatcher

    04/11/2013 10:06:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Margaret Thatcher, who served as prime minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990, is most famous for teaming up with my father Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II to peacefully end the Cold War and bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union. But at home, the “Iron Lady’s” intellect, political will and love of freedom and capitalism also saved Britain from its long, slow death by socialism. Prime Minister Thatcher freed up Britain’s economy by deregulating business, privatizing government-owned industries and breaking the back of the powerful unions that were smothering her country to death. Not that The...
  • Thatcher's Death Marks the End of an Era

    04/11/2013 4:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    When Margaret Thatcher was elected England's first female prime minister of England in the spring of 1979, I was 12 years old and my father had been a congressman for less than four months. To me, it seemed as if it would be only a short while until my own country followed suit and elected a woman to serve as president. Of course, in my mind, it would be a conservative woman, strong willed, committed, determined and articulate. Like Thatcher. Thatcher served as prime minster for more than 11 years, stepping down only after a power struggle within her...
  • Margaret Thatcher was the greatest British PM since Winston Churchill, says John Howard

    04/10/2013 5:15:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 10th April 2013 | The Honourable John Howard OM AC SSI, Former Prime Minister of Australia
    She has been Britain's greatest prime minister since Winston Churchill. As leader of the Conservative Party in Britain she has been the most successful of all in the past 100 years. It should be remembered that Churchill led a coalition national government during World War II. The real measure of Margaret Thatcher's greatness was that she brought about profound change domestically and internationally. The British economy was in a downward spiral when she won office in May 1979; Britons were working a three-day week; uncollected garbage piled up in the streets of London; the all-powerful trade unions effectively ran the...
  • Sir Richard Branson : " I wouldn't be here without Margaret Thatcher "

    04/10/2013 5:43:12 PM PDT · by sushiman · 9 replies
    Video at link ...Interview with Stuart Varney ...
  • Margaret Thatcher's funeral: Family veto Argentine officials at service

    04/10/2013 3:25:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Apr 10, 2013 | Steven Swinford, and James Kirkup
    Whitehall officials proposed the presence of Argentine officials at a meeting of the committee which is organising the funeral, code-named Operation True Blue. The Telegraph understands that Lady Thatcher’s children, Sir Mark and Carol, believe that such protocol would be “inappropriate”. Sir Mark, who returned to Britain from Barbados on Tuesday, will attend a meeting of the Operation True Blue committee tomorrow to represent his mother’s interests. The committee, which is meeting on a daily basis, is planning to make the liberation of the Falkland Islands a central part of the ceremonial funeral on Wednesday.
  • 30 years of loathing for Baroness Thatcher explodes in celebrations of her death.

    04/10/2013 1:07:18 PM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 04/10/2013 | JAMES CHAPMAN, MICHAEL SEAMARK, CHRIS GREENWOOD, LUCY OSBORNE and JILL REILLY
    On a blazing street, bloodied youths mill around police with riot shields. With such disgraceful scenes yesterday, the Left marked the passing of Baroness Thatcher. Violence erupted at ‘death parties’ across the country. It raised security concerns about next week’s funeral, with increasing fears that militant groups, anti-austerity protesters or even dissident Irish Republicans might seek to disrupt the occasion. One police source said senior officers had initially been ‘quite relaxed’ about the operation to protect Wednesday’s farewell to the former prime minister, but had hardened their view as disorder broke out. The funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral now looks...
  • Obama’s insult to Margaret Thatcher: Michelle and I carry on her work

    04/08/2013 2:03:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | 4/8/13 | Janeen Capizola
    President Obama released his official “I, I, I, me, me, me” statement on the death of former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Monday afternoon. The statement, from a President who’s leadership is the antithesis of Thatcher’s, was released on the White House website: With the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend. As a grocer’s daughter who rose to become Britain’s first female prime minister, she stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can’t be...
  • Obama: Thatcher was champion for freedom and women

    04/08/2013 7:53:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    WBOC ^ | 4/8/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was both a great champion of freedom and an example to women everywhere. In a statement issued Monday by the White House, Obama said Britain's first woman prime minister showed "our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can't be shattered."
  • FLASHBACK: Margaret Thatcher gives eulogy to the late Ronald Reagan

    04/08/2013 5:34:24 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Margaret Thatcher
    Lady Thatcher gives a eulogy to the 'great liberator' Ronald Reagan. Click excerpt link for video.
  • Former Canadian PM Mulroney: Thatcher Inspired Him to Fight for U.S. Free Trade

    04/08/2013 9:31:10 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney–a close ideological ally of Margaret Thatcher and former U.S. President Ronald Reagan–said he drew inspiration from Mrs. Thatcher’s free-market policies to champion Canada’s key, but controversial, free-trade deal with the U.S., as well as tax reform that helped solidify Canada’s economic fundamentals long after he left office in 1993.