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  • Governor Palin: On the Iron Lady’s Legacy

    04/17/2013 8:47:16 PM PDT · by Bratch · 6 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | April 17, 2013 | Adrienne Ross
    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest today. Governor Palin, who has spoken often of her great respect for the Iron Lady, posted the following on Facebook this evening: A friend sent me a recap of this mornings beautiful funeral service for Margaret Thatcher. How fitting that they read from Ephesians 6:10-18 imploring us to put on “the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Certainly Margaret Thatcher wore such armor in her many battles.It is so very sad that in this sensitive time of...
  • Why you should, if you can, come to London for Margaret Thatcher's funeral

    04/14/2013 2:20:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 13 April 2013 | Daniel Hannan
    When the Duke of Wellington was buried in 1852, a million people – out of a total population of 27.5 million – turned out to pay their respects. Among the reverential crowds lining the streets from Constitution Hill to St Paul's as the twelve-ton carriage passed were many who had disliked his politics. The hero of Waterloo had gone on to become arguably the most reactionary Tory leader of all time. He had resisted the 1832 extension of the franchise, opposed the granting of equal rights to Catholics and Jews and even voted against the abolition of slavery in India....
  • 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.
  • Margaret Thatcher: I Vow to Thee, My Country ["Love of Britain..Christian Faith, ...Tradition"]

    04/12/2013 5:05:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 12, 2013
    Margaret Thatcher: I Vow to Thee, My Country Lady Thatcher planned her own funeral, right down to the hymns, writes Michael Deacon . By Michael Deacon 12 Apr 2013 In death as in life, Margaret Thatcher remains firmly in charge. The woman whose premiership was marked by ramrod certainty and whipcrack decision-making had, it turns out, a characteristically needle-sharp idea about how her funeral must proceed. Today, the details of that idea emerge. From the singing of I Vow to Thee, My Country to the choice of readings, every aspect of the occasion will reflect some part of Baroness Thatcher’s...
  • 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...
  • In the Shadow of the Greats: Remembering Margaret Thatcher

    04/12/2013 12:36:29 PM PDT · by JERussell · 2 replies
    The Left often speaks of the need for strong women in politics, but when a strong conservative woman comes forward she is met with hate and disdain, such as has been seen in the aftermath of Lady Thatcher's passing.
  • Margaret Thatcher actually stood for something

    04/12/2013 11:23:01 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 4 replies ^ | April 12, 2013 | John J. Metzler
    Margaret Thatcher, the British Conservative Prime Minister, between 1979-1990, was a Revolutionary. As the first female Prime Minister she emerged as a truly transformational figure both on the domestic and foreign front and soon challenged the entrenched interests with a stance that promoted freedom and economic liberty. She stood on principle and thus became a lighting rod for the continuing scorn of the collectivist left and the former Soviet Union who dubbed her “The Iron Lady.” She died at 87 in London. In 1979 when her Conservative Party was voted into office in an electoral landslide, Britain was the “Sick...
  • The Need for Thatcher, Then and Now ... Mark Steyn

    04/12/2013 4:50:22 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 11 April 2013 | Mark Steyn
    HH: Beginning the Thursday hour as I always like to do with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. You can read all that Mark writes at Mark, a great, great world figure passed this week, Margaret Thatcher. What was your reaction upon hearing the news? MS: Well, it wasn’t exactly unexpected, but it’s one of those, so at the actual moment, I was fine. And as the days have gone by, I’ve been reminded of great moments and great speeches and all the rest of it, I’ve got kind of sadder and sadder about it as the week went...
  • The Unfinished Revolution ... Mark Steyn

    04/12/2013 4:44:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Apr 2013 | Mark Steyn
    Just after the Fall of Thatcher, I was in the pub enjoying a drink with her daughter Carol after a little light radio work. A fellow patron, a "radical" "poet", decided to have a go at her in loco parentis, which is Latin for "in the absence of her loco parent". After reciting a long catalogue of Mrs Thatcher's various crimes, he leant into Carol, nose to nose, and summed it all up: "Basically, your mum just totally smashed the working classes." Carol was a jolly good sport about it, as always. And it has to be said that this...
  • 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...
  • America Needs Its Own Thatcher

    04/11/2013 12:49:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 10. 2013 | Robert Robb
    The tributes to Margaret Thatcher in this country upon her passing were nice. But what America really needs is its own Margaret Thatcher. In Republican circles there’s great nostalgia for Ronald Reagan. Thatcher is seen as sort of Reagan’s sidekick, an ally in promoting democratic capitalism and taking a firm stance against Soviet expansionism. Not to diminish Reagan, who transformed American politics in ways that reverberate today, Thatcher actually had the tougher task. Reagan had to restore the health of the American economy, which was plagued by high inflation and sluggish growth. But he had some fiscal headroom within which...

    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 listened to voters – now it’s Nigel Farage who hears their despair

    04/11/2013 2:59:47 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 16 replies
    No one much cared what Nigel Farage had to say about Margaret Thatcher. The verdicts of everyone from Nick Clegg to Gerry Adams were being relayed, but broadcasters were not keen on the views of the chap with the funny hat and the comic expressions. Ukip is still seen in Westminster as a freakish single-issue party with the intellectual clout of a mayfly and about the same life expectancy. It might flutter during the Government’s mid-term blues, but it is expected to perish in the next election as surely as the BNP did in the last one. This was certainly...
  • Thatcher Insisted on Facing Hard, Uncomfortable Truths

    04/11/2013 9:23:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 11, 2013 | Michael Barone
    "Divisive." That's a word that appeared, often prominently, in many news stories reporting the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. One senses the writers' disapproval. You're not likely to find "divisive" in stories reporting the deaths of liberal leaders, although every electoral politician divides voters. "Divisive" here refers to something specific. It was Margaret Thatcher's special genius that she systematically rejected the conventional wisdom, almost always well-intentioned, of the political establishment. Instead, she insisted on hard, uncomfortable truths. British Conservatives like Harold Macmillan accepted the tyranny of trade unionism because they had guilty memories of the slaughter of...
  • 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 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...
  • Tony Blair speaks to international challenges in Loyola’s first global studies lecture

    04/10/2013 8:55:47 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/10/2013 | Maria Wiering
    Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair addressed a packed arena at Loyola University Maryland April 9 on the challenges of political leadership in the face of globalization. “The challenges of political leadership today are probably as difficult – if not more so – than any point in time I can remember,” Blair said. Blair’s presentation was the inaugural Hanway Lecture in Global Studies, supported by H. Edward Hanway, chairman of Loyola’s board of trustees. In a 20-minute lecture, Blair said the “chief characteristic of the world today in my view is the scope, the scale and the...
  • Margaret Thatcher: Right about nearly everything

    04/10/2013 12:19:30 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    financial Times ^ | 9/4/2013 | niall Ferguson
    She was respected more abroad than at home It is still terribly hard for those who opposed her to admit it, but Margaret Thatcher was right about most things. She was right that Britain’s trade unions had become much too powerful. She was right that nationalised industries had to be privatised. She was right that inflation has monetary causes. She was also mostly right about foreign policy. She was right to drive the forces of Argentina’s junta out of the Falklands and she was right to exhort a “wobbly” George H.W. Bush to mete out the same treatment to Saddam...
  • "The Lady's Not for Turning" - Margaret Thatcher and the Leadership of Conviction

    04/09/2013 5:31:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 4-9-13 | Albert Mohler
    Margaret Thatcher, one of the most significant leaders of the 20th century, died yesterday at age 87. A model of convictional leadership, Margaret Thatcher became almost universally known as Britain's "Iron Lady." In May 1979, Margaret Thatcher moved into No. 10 Downing Street and changed the course of British history. Beyond this, Lady Thatcher changed the terms of debate on both sides of the Atlantic and left a legacy of leadership that should inspire generations to come. Born October 13, 1925 in the village of Grantham, Margaret Roberts was soon recognized as an unusually bright and forceful child. Her father,...
  • Margaret Thatcher: behind those blue eyes lay a hint of menace

    From the moment I first worked for Margaret Thatcher, almost exactly half a century ago, it was obvious that she was different from any politician I had met. She was strikingly pretty for one thing, more like a milkmaid than an Iron Lady. And she sounded cross, as if she was not being told the whole story. At first I thought this was because her voice was a semitone higher than it later became. In my patronising way – I was all of 25 – I thought she might be a bit nervous because this was her first front-bench post...
  • Margaret Thatcher’s Eulogy of Ronald Reagan

    04/09/2013 1:38:54 PM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | June, 2004 | Margaret Thatcher
    The character of Margaret Thatcher as reflected in her gracious description of Ronald Reagan in the Youtube video.
  • Margaret Thatcher and Israel

    04/09/2013 11:03:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb.10, 2012 | Azriel Bermant
    With the recent release of "The Iron Lady," Margaret Thatcher is all the rage. It is just over 25 years since Thatcher made her landmark visit to Israel - the first by a serving British prime minister. At the time, in May 1986, Thatcher received a rapturous reception, partly because of her support for the U.S. bombing of Libya a month earlier. The Israelis appreciated her support for what they perceived as an American operation against state-sponsored terrorism. Yet Thatcher's attitude toward Israel was complex. Despite her clearly warm feelings for British Jews, her outspoken support for Soviet Jewry, and...
  • In Tribute To The Iron Lady: The 25 Greatest Quotes From Margaret Thatcher

    04/09/2013 6:09:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 9, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Margaret Thatcher has left us. Other than Winston Churchill, she was the finest leader to come out of Europe in the last century. She helped Britain recover economically, she stood shoulder to shoulder with Reagan against the Soviet Union and she set a fine example not just for Brits, not just for women, but for everyone to follow. If we had more leaders with Margaret Thatcher's heart, courage and wisdom, this would be a different, better world. As you read these quotes from one of the towering figures of the 20th century, you'll see why. 25) "Being powerful is like...
  • Margaret Thatcher Was Frighteningly Accurate When She Made This Economic Prediction

    04/09/2013 8:54:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Becket Adams
    Lady Margaret Thatcher was well-known throughout the free world for her fierce conservatism and her opposition to the “Evil Empire,” two noble qualities that separated her from the rest of her U.K. colleagues. But did you know that she also had some frighteningly accurate economic predictions? In her two autobiographies, “The Downing Street Years” and “The Path To Power,” she wrote about how she planned to argue against the EMU (Economic and Monetary Union), the Telegraph’s Peter Oborne notes. In her anti-EMU arguments, as pointed out by Business Insider’s Joe Weisenthal and Rob Wile point out, Thatcher “outlined the problems...
  • Margaret Thatcher: ‘No Faith is Only a Faith for Sundays’

    04/09/2013 8:00:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/8/13 | Richard Dowden
    In 1978 Catholic Herald editor Richard Dowden had an in-depth interview with Margaret Thatcher. We reproduce it in full hereI was given directions by the porter in the main lobby of the House of Commons and found my own way to the office of the Leader of the Opposition at the far end of the building. This caused some upset, for security reasons, but the way to Mrs Thatcher’s private room is complex. The maze-like corridors are identical and so are the panelled and green-carpeted rooms which lead off them, though one I accidentally turned into is a rather bleak...
  • Home Page - Reports 5 Recent Deaths - Mocks Margaret Thatcher

    04/08/2013 7:22:11 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 10 replies ^ | 08 April 2013
    For the last 4 hours, MSN has no report on Thatcher's death. They currently report the deaths of (1)Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello (2)"Spanish film star" Sara Montiel (3)"Documentary film maker" Les Blank (4) Roger Ebert's funeral (5)Nevada's murdered state insurance commissioner. The only mention of Thatcher is a parody of her work as a young engineer on DQ ice cream.
  • Margaret Thatcher did not ‘snub’ Sarah Palin: The truth about the Iron Lady and the former Governor

    04/08/2013 7:28:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | June 13th, 2011 | Nile Gardiner
    In the past few days a number of hugely misleading reports have circulated in both Britain and the United States alleging that Margaret Thatcher snubbed Sarah Palin. It all began with a blog post in The Guardian claiming the former prime minister had refused to meet with Mrs. Palin on her upcoming visit to London, on the grounds that she was “unworthy of an audience”, and quoting an anonymous “ally” of Lady Thatcher. According to The Guardian, in a piece entitled ‘Margaret Thatcher to Sarah Palin: don’t bother dropping by’: Her (Lady Thatcher’s) allies believe that Palin is a frivolous...
  • Former Spice Girl Praises Margaret Thatcher, Deletes Tweet After Wave of Hate Messages

    04/08/2013 7:52:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | April 8, 2013 | Christian Toto
    So much for girl power. Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell tweeted out a positive message regarding former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who the singer once dubbed the "first Spice Girl," to honor the late leader's legacy earlier today. Liberal social media users quickly engulfed Halliwell with hateful tweets, using the kind of language normally reserved for the worst of the worst....
  • This is the site for donations in remembrance of Baroness Thatcher

    04/08/2013 7:53:06 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 4 replies
    Chelsea Pensioners ^ | 04/08/13 | Chelsea Pensioners
    All at the Royal Hospital Chelsea were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Baroness Thatcher. She was a strong supporter of the Chelsea Pensioners. You can make a donation in her memory here.
  • The Grocer’s Daughter

    04/08/2013 6:46:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | April 08, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    APRIL 8, 2013 The Grocer’s Daughter Margaret Thatcher not only broke a glass ceiling; she broke a class ceiling. By Sarah Palin Today we say goodbye to a towering figure of the 20th century. With the passing of Margaret Thatcher, we’ve sadly lost the last living member of that great triumvirate that included Ronald Reagan and John Paul II — those giants who defeated the evil empire of Soviet Communism and allowed the liberation of its captive nations. We’ve also lost one of the great champions of economic freedom and democratic ideals. Many will focus on the fact that Margaret...
  • The Least Interesting Fact About Margaret Thatcher [Unlike Hillary, Indira Gandhi or Bhutto]

    04/08/2013 6:58:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | April 08, 2013 | Mona Charen
    APRIL 8, 2013 3:00 P.M. The Least Interesting Fact About Margaret Thatcher The Iron Lady’s legacy is her love for liberty, not shattering glass ceilings. By Mona Charen President Obama’s statement honoring Margaret Thatcher was an example of the chameleon-like nature of liberalism. Rewriting history is a liberal specialty. Just as the anti–Cold War liberals were miraculously transformed into cold warriors after the war had been won, yesterday’s anti-Thatcherites are today morphing into something else. The president’s statement praises Thatcher as one of the “great champions of freedom and liberty” and goes on to observe that “she stands as an...
  • Britain's Iron Lady, Former Prime Minister Thatcher, Dies (NPR trashes the Iron Lady)

    04/08/2013 5:50:12 PM PDT · by Drango · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | April 08, 2013 | Jackie Northam
    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher . She was 87. Despite many accomplishments during her 11 years in office, she was a divisive figure, and there is still much bitterness surrounding the woman who was dubbed the Iron Lady. Thatcher's long journey to becoming one of Britain's most influential leaders began in humble surroundings. She was born on Oct. 13, 1925, in the small English town of Grantham. Her mother was a dressmaker, her father a grocer and a local politician. Thatcher often credited her father with introducing her to politics. She said he instilled in her the importance of...
  • Left's sickening 'celebration' breaks out just minutes after Baroness Thatcher's death

    04/08/2013 1:40:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2013
    Glasgow: More than 300 people attended impromptu street party London: Over 100 people gathered in Brixton to 'celebrate' MP George Galloway met with disgust after tweeting 'tramp the dirt down' Facebook campaign to take 'Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead' to number one Durham Miners' Association: Her death was a 'great day' for coal miners Second most trending topic on Twitter: #nostatefuneral NUS National conference reported to have cheered at news of her death Champagne was flowing tonight as the Left took to the streets to celebrate the death of former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. More than 300 people...
  • Crowd 'celebrates' Thatcher death

    04/08/2013 1:52:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies ^ | April 08, 2013
    Hundreds of cheering people have held parties to "celebrate" the death of Baroness Thatcher. A crowd of two or three hundred people assembled in Glasgow's George Square where in 1989 protests to the introduction of Thatcher's poll tax took place. Some wore party hats and launched streamers into the air while a bottle of champagne was opened with a toast to the demise of Baroness Thatcher. Members of various organisations including the Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation, the Communist Party, the Socialist Party, the Socialist Working Party, the International Socialist Group, were joined by members of the public to mark the occasion....
  • Coulter: Thatcher Wanted To Teach Palin How To "Speak Proper English"

    04/08/2013 2:18:43 PM PDT · by Bratch · 112 replies
    MOFOPOLITICS Video excerpt via RealClearPolitics ^ | April 8, 2013 | MOFOPOLITICS Video
    COULTER: One thing that I know, because I know people who know her, is when Sarah Palin first burst on the scene, the political scene, she wanted to have a meeting with Palin, because she saw raw political talent, but wanted to teach Sarah Palin to do what she did. COULTER: To teach her to speak proper English. Palin did not meet with her, and just a year or two ago, when Sarah Palin was promoting some reality show or something, she went to England. And she announced to the press that she was planning on dropping by to see...
  • Print | Text Mass Immigration Was the Left’s Revenge for Thatcher…

    04/08/2013 10:40:01 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 8 replies
    .nationalreview ^ | April 8, 2013 10:06 A.M. | By Mark Krikorian
    "Margaret Thatcher couldn’t be elected today. It’s not just that she was a great woman and such people don’t come along every day. Rather, the British Left made sure of it by altering the electorate through mass immigration. This isn’t conspiracy mongering. Andrew Neather, a former Labour-party speechwriter, admitted in 2009 that the immigration boom engineered after 2000 was specifically intended to import a new people: The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and “rub the Right’s nose in diversity”,...... He said Labour’s...
  • Margaret Thatcher Free Society Speech (51 seconds of brilliance)

    04/08/2013 10:36:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
  • Thatcher and the Jews

    04/08/2013 10:28:16 AM PDT · by rmlew · 10 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | December 28, 2011 | Charles C. Johnson
    Margaret Thatcher was a staunch defender of Jewish causes and a supporter of Israel in her political career, unlike most Tory politicians before her By Charles C. Johnson|December 28, 2011 7:00 AM When asked about her most meaningful accomplishment, Margaret Thatcher, now embodied by Meryl Streep in the biopic Iron Lady, did not typically mention serving in the British government, defeating the Argentine invasion of the Falklands, taming runaway inflation, or toppling the Soviet Union. The woman who reshaped British politics and served as prime minister from 1979 to 1990 often said that her greatest accomplishment was helping save...
  • Margaret Thatcher: view from the entertainment world

    04/08/2013 10:01:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/08/2013
    Meryl Streep called her "a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics". Continue reading the main story Figures from the arts and entertainment world have given their reaction to the death of Baroness Thatcher who has died at the age of 87 following a stroke. The former Prime Minister was famously played by Meryl Streep who won an Oscar for her performance in The Iron Lady. In a statement, Streep called her "a figure of awe for her personal strength and grit". Artist Richard Stone, who painted her on several occasions, said: "Her kindness is my...
  • How Margaret Thatcher turned around Great Britain, in one chart

    04/08/2013 11:01:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    AEI ^ | 04/08/2013 | James Pethokoukis
    Credit: Time “My job is to stop Britain going red.” – Margaret Thatcher, Nov. 3, 1977.But the former UK prime minister, who died today, did far more than that. The Iron Lady reversed decades of statist policies that had turned Britain into the sick man of Europe. And in the process, Thatcherism provided inspiration for the burgeoning free-market revolution in America, as well. She privatized. She cut taxes. She busted unions. As economist Scott Sumner has noted, “Britain had lagged other European economies for decades, growing far more slowly than most economies on the continent. Thatcher’s reforms were among the...
  • How Margaret Thatcher Helped Invent Soft-Serve Ice Cream

    04/08/2013 11:28:51 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 31 replies
    Grub Street New York ^ | April 8, 2013
    This morning, Margaret Thatcher died at age 87 owing to complications from a stroke. One of the lesser-known accomplishments of Britain's first female prime minister is her role in the creation of soft-serve. Thatcher, an Oxford chemistry grad, supported herself financially in the fifties by working at food manufacturer J. Lyons and Co. There, she became part of a team of chemists that developed key emulsifiers for ice cream. By increasing the amount of air and making it possible to churn soft-serve out of a machine, Thatcher paved the way for Britain's Mr. Whippy trucks. Her work also had financial...
  • BLESS YOUR SOUL Maggie Thatcher...

    04/08/2013 10:19:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    There are still people in my (conservative) party  who believe in consensus politics.  I regard them as Quislings,  as traitors- I mean it.  Pennies do not come from heaven.  They have to be earned here on earth. Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous-  you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides. To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukemia with leeches. There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty. People think that at the top there isn't much room.  They tend to think of it as an Everest.  My message...
  • 'A true friend': President Obama praises Margaret Thatcher

    04/08/2013 9:50:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Politics UK ^ | 04/08/2013 | Ian Dunt
    Margaret Thatcher restored "confidence and pride" too Britain was a "true friend" of America, President Barack Obama said today. Upon the death of the former-prime minister, the US president said she stood as a role model to women everywhere about what they can achieve. "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," he said of the 87-year-old. "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...
  • MSNBC's Bashir Trashes Thatcher: 'Divisive, Selfish' Instigated 'Race Riots'

    04/08/2013 9:51:12 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    Leave it to MSNBC to bring its perhaps most vile ultra-liberal daytime host to make the first comments following the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Speaking with host Chuck Todd and the BBC’s Katty Kay, Bashir sharply smeared the legacy of the Iron Lady, calling her tenure very divisive and one that promoted selfishness.
  • With the passing of Lady Thatcher, will we possibly hear a final message from Ronald Reagan?

    04/08/2013 10:00:12 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 21 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Among the most memorable moments of President Reagan's funeral are the image of Lady Thatcher laying her hand on the flag-draped casket, a final, silent farewell to an old friend; and the magnificent eulogy that she delivered at Washington National Cathedral. The eulogy was prerecorded, and amid the huge outpouring of affection and interest in President Reagan, that fact was barely noticed. A few years after the funeral, there were some rumors that when Reagan first realized that he was suffering from Alzheimer's, and commencing what Nancy Reagan termed the "truly long, long, goodbye," he called Lady Thatcher and asked...
  • 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.
  • Margaret Thatcher Dies After Stroke

    04/08/2013 8:56:43 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 4:11pm UK, Monday 08 April 2013 | staff
    Britain's first and only female prime minister Baroness Thatcher has died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke. Lady Thatcher's children Mark and Carol said their mother, who suffered bouts of ill health in recent years, died peacefully on Monday morning. Downing Street, which joined Buckingham Palace in flying its flags at half mast, said the politician would be given a full ceremonial funeral with honours at St Paul's Cathedral. Sky sources understand she died at the Ritz in central London where she had been staying since January following a minor operation.
  • Thatcher: "No! No! No!"

    04/08/2013 8:56:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/21/2007 | ninthwave
    A heavily edited version of Margaret Thatcher's statement of 30 October 1990 to the House of Commons on the European Council meeting at Rome held on 27/28 October. The Council was meant to discuss the Uruguay Round on General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade which was due to end in a few months but for which the EC had not developed a policy (alone out of the trading blocs). However the Italian Prime Minister, Giulio Andreotti, decided that the Council would refuse to discuss the GATT and instead push for the final stage in European Economic and Monetary Union in...
  • Watch Margaret Thatcher Explain Why the Euro Is a Terrible Idea in 1990

    04/08/2013 9:13:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04/08/2013 | JORDAN WEISSMANN
    Say what you will about the rest of her legacy, but when it comes to the economic disaster today known as the euro, Margaret Thatcher was downright prophetic. In a delightfully acidic speech delivered before Britain's House of Commons in 1990, and posted below, she summed up her feelings about European integration: "No. No. No." Specifically, Thatcher opposed to the idea of handing political power to a European parliament, giving up the pound for a single European currency, or handing over its monetary policy to a European central bank. As she put it (in the blunt way only British politicians...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 8,2013

    04/08/2013 8:26:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 83 replies
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