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  • Coal Miners And Gay Activists Partner In 'Pride' [DVD Released 12-23-14]

    12/23/2014 7:01:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies ^ | 9/26/14 | Bob Mondello
    Coal miners and gay activists — two groups that, in 1980s England at least, you might have figured would steer clear of each other — partner surprisingly effectively in the real-life story that's affectionately fictionalized in Pride.....
  • Sir John Major tells Germans: Britain has a 50-50 chance of quitting EU

    11/13/2014 7:52:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:30PM GMT 13 Nov 2014 | Christopher Hope
    Britain has just a 50-50 chance of remaining in the European Union, Sir John Major has warned, saying that opposition to continued membership of the European Union has reached “a critical mass”. In a speech in Berlin on Thursday Sir John warned that Britain’s frustration was “no game”, adding: “There is a very real risk of separation that could damage the future of the United Kingdom—and Europe as a whole.” Sir John—who was a pro-European during his time as Prime Minister from 1990 and 1997—also said that it was time officials in the European Union recognized real concern in the...
  • Recorded Reagan's apology to Thatcher over Grenada invasion revealed

    11/10/2014 11:42:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/10/2014
    A recorded conversation between an apologetic Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher over the invasion of Grenada has been published for the first time. "We regret very much the embarrassment that's been caused to you," the US leader said during the call. Baroness Thatcher was angered that she was not consulted before the Americans invaded a Commonwealth state. United States troops were sent to Grenada in 1983 to topple the Caribbean island's Marxist regime. While US forces were still in action, the president phoned Lady Thatcher to explain the action he had taken. "If I were there, Margaret," he said, "I'd...
  • Ronald Reagan's 1983 telephone apology to Margaret Thatcher over Grenada invasion - audio

    11/10/2014 10:44:45 AM PST · by Zajko · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10th November 2014 | Public domain
    Ronald Reagan's 1983 telephone apology to Margaret Thatcher over Grenada invasion – audio A newly released tape recording of a telephone call between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher reveals how in 1983 the US president tried to explain and apologise to the British prime minister after the US invaded Grenada – a Commonwealth country – without giving her advance warning.
  • Johnny Carson's Practical Joke on Joan Rivers - Margaret Thatcher Impressionist (You Tube)

    09/05/2014 9:56:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 31 replies
    Johnny Carson's Practical Joke on Joan Rivers - Margaret Thatcher Impressionist
  • WH Snubbed US General and Margaret Thatcher’s Funerals, Sending 3 Officials to Michael Brown’s

    08/24/2014 1:25:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies ^ | August 24, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Obama administration announced this weekend that it will be sending not one, but three, officials to attend the funeral of Michael Brown on Monday. President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest. Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother's Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower young minorities. Johnson is also the secretary for the Cabinet. Also attending will...
  • ‘Margaret Thatcher Was Most Female Female’

    06/11/2014 1:07:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 10, 2014 | Charles Moore
    The biographer of Britain’s first woman prime minister, Charles Moore answers the questions that others haven’t dared to askSince the first volume of my biography of Margaret Thatcher appeared a little more than a year ago, I have given about 100 speeches on it and her. Some questions come up almost every time. “Was she a role model for women?”, “How did she get on with the Queen?”, “Was she a good mother?” A few of the questions are political, which is amusing, since Lady Thatcher was one of the most intensely political people who ever lived. To me, this...
  • Thatcher's Close Friend , 71, Kidnapped, Pistol-Whipped and Robbed of £1M Jewellery by Hooded Gang

    06/03/2014 10:43:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Margaret Thatcher's close friend Lady Powell, 71, kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed of £1m in jewellery and watches by hooded gang outside her Rome villa as she searched for missing dachshundSocialite Carla Powell – confidante to a Who’s Who of celebrities and world politicians – told last night how she was robbed at gunpoint in a terrifying raid at her secluded farmhouse. The 71-year-old, who counts Tony Blair and David Cameron as friends, was thrown to the floor, pistol-whipped and kicked by a masked gang who ransacked her home in hills outside Rome. They escaped with thousands of pounds of jewellery,...
  • Why the Iron Lady Continues to Inspire

    04/09/2014 12:40:54 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | April 8 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    Great Britain’s Iron Lady passed away a year ago today, on April 8, 2013. Her death, at the age of 87, left a huge void on the world stage, one that may never be filled. Margaret Thatcher was a political titan who transformed her home nation from the “sick man of Europe” into a resurgent economic power. Implementing conservative policies that emphasized individual liberty and economic freedom, Thatcher lifted a nation ravaged by Socialism off its deathbed, restoring Britain’s prosperity and self-confidence.She was also a fearless leader internationally, standing shoulder to shoulder with Ronald Reagan in opposition to the Soviet...
  • 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...
  • Mandela Crashes Obama Johannesburg Appearance

    12/10/2013 6:00:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12-10-13 | Opiate of the People
    An international incident was touched off yesterday in Johannesburg, South Africa, when a goodwill appearance by President Obama was interrupted by an impromptu funeral. Mr. Obama was generously posing for souvenir pictures of himself with fawning admirers at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City), when security people rolled in Nelson Mandela's casket and demanded to have a memorial service. When questioned as to why they were disrupting Mr. Obama's appearance, the security men offered no explanation aside from "we reserved the stadium last week for this." "This kind of thing is a constant problem for Mr. Obama" said one of his...
  • Margaret Thatcher Was Less Worthy of U.S Respect Than Nelson Mandela?

    12/09/2013 7:51:54 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/9/2013 | Victor Keith
    Four U.S. Presidents, current and former, will attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela. Upon his death, flags were ordered flown at half mast. Nelson Mandela, no matter what one's opinion of him, was indeed a historical figure who sacrificed much to end a morally evil system of government that denied rights to citizens based upon their race. He was of great service to the transformation of South Africa.
  • After Snubbing Thatcher Funeral, Obama and Michelle to Visit South Africa for Mandela

    12/06/2013 9:42:24 PM PST · by chessplayer · 52 replies
    On Friday, the White House announced that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama would travel to South Africa next weeks to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela. Obama has already announced that the White House will fly the flags at half-staff though December 9 in Mandela’s honor. When former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died, President Obama did not lower the White House flags, nor did he attend her funeral, instead sending ex-Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker III.
  • New Book: Margaret Thatcher Worried About U.S. Under Obama

    10/13/2013 10:54:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 06:57 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was concerned by the United States’ lean to the left after President Barack Obama took office in 2009, authors of a recently released book about “The Iron Lady” claim. Thatcher never commented publicly on President Obama’s leadership, though the Obama administration’s big government agenda runs counter to everything she believed in, former Thatcher aide Niles Gardiner and writer Stephen Thompson, authors of “Margaret Thatcher on Leadership: Lessons for American Conservatives Today”, told The Daily Caller. But even though Great Britain’s first female prime minister didn’t speak out publicly about Obama, she was privately concerned...
  • 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"
  • This is who the Liberals epitomize

    07/25/2013 10:23:50 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 10 replies
    E-mail to me | July 25, 2013 | vanity
    Margaret Thatcher's funeral You probably already know this, but in case it slipped your mind, here’s a reminder of some current history.... President Obama was a no-show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral despite being invited to attend and thus snubbing England's invitation as a representative of the American people. Joe Biden also refused, as did Hillary Clinton. (By the way, former Secretary of State George Schultz went to the funeral……) The British took note of the fact that the Obama administration chose not to send a single senior member of the Cabinet. In fact, no actively serving, elected Democrat attended Lady...
  • Wigan's shock FA Cup win keeps football romance alive

    05/11/2013 6:39:34 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/11/2013 | Gary Morley, CNN
    In a sporting world where the big boys invariably grab all the glory, there is one competition where the romantic notion of the underdog toppling the giant sometimes becomes reality. Not often, but regularly enough to keep seemingly hopeless dreams alive. The English FA Cup is soccer's oldest knockout competition, and while it is often won by the greatest teams in the Premier League it is also the source of some of the greatest upset results.
  • Obama Insults Great Britain Yet Again

    04/26/2013 3:58:07 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-26-13 | Warren Beatty
    Well, it seems as if Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama has struck yet again. He has insulted our greatest ally, Great Britain. How? Let’s count the ways. - Obama Dishonors Lady Thatcher: Lady Margaret Thatcher (and others, including Prince Charles and Prime Minister Tony Blair) attended Ronald Reagan’s funeral in June 2004. But Obama failed to reciprocate, sending instead a US representation more fitting of third world thugs to Lady Thatcher’s funeral. Instead of coming himself or sending Vice President Joe Biden or Secretary of State John Kerry, Obama sent former Secretaries of State George Schultz and James Baker, former U.S. Ambassador...
  • UK: Thatcher funeral cost taxpayers $5.6 million

    04/25/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2013 2:33 PM EDT
    The British government says former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral cost taxpayers £3.6 million ($5.6 million), mostly for security. … Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said Thursday that Thatcher’s family was paying the cost of the undertaker and flowers for the funeral. …
  • 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....
  • Remembering Margaret Thatcher

    04/18/2013 12:48:36 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2013 | Lawrence W. Reed
    (Editor's note: Mackinac Center President Emeritus Lawrence W. Reed, now president of the Foundation for Economic Education, reflects on the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whom he met on two occasions.) Paraphrasing St. Francis of Assisi, Margaret Thatcher ushered in her long and storied tenure as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister in 1979 with these words: “Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.” She brought all those things to the beleaguered...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Texan who stole the show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral

    04/17/2013 3:32:01 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 76 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:40 PM | Elias Groll
    After being carried through the streets of London in a flag-draped coffin aboard a gun carriage, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest this morning in St. Paul's Cathedral. But the big story of the day wasn't Maggie. No, it was a 19-year-old Texan who stole the show from the deceased Iron Lady. With a poise reminiscent of the elder Thatcher, Amanda Thatcher, Margaret's granddaughter, delivered a reading from Epistles that has the British media agog. Amanda, who lives with her mother in Texas, chose a rather militant passage that calls on believers to "put on the...
  • The Real Story About Margret Thatcher's Funeral

    04/17/2013 2:18:08 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 13 replies
    Future News Now | 4-17-2013 | Retired Texas Vet
    FNN Exclusive: FNN has learned that President Obama was not invited to MS. Thatcher's funeral. The Queen had advised the President that only A-list persons were invited. President Obama was initially demoted to the B-list when he returned the gift of the bust of Winston Churchill and replaced it with a bust of Joseph Stalin. He was later further demoted to the C-list because of the table manners of his wife Michelle (aka Moo) at a state dinner hosted by the British Embassy. Several observers (who wished to remain nameless) stated she resembled a starving Ethiopian at an all-you-can-eat buffet....
  • 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...
  • Margaret Thatcher's grandchildren: 'modest, humble, kind'

    04/17/2013 3:18:23 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 16, 2013 | Estehr Addley
    Before her death, friends visiting Baroness Thatcher at her grand house in Chester Square, Belgravia, would find the living room dominated by a large portrait of Thatcher herself, below which sat a silver bowl marking her 10th anniversary as prime minister. On either side on the mantelpiece, next to a photograph of her late husband Denis, pride of place was taken by framed portraits of her two American-born grandchildren, Michael and Amanda. Lady Thatcher's "greatest delight", she told an interviewer in the late 90s, was "when my daughter-in-law sends me photographs of the grandchildren. Apart from seeing them in the...
  • We Need More Leaders like Thatcher

    04/17/2013 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 April 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Among the people who complained about the cost of Margaret Thatcher's funeral (and on this I happen to agree with them, especially in these financially hard times) are also some of the protesters, the "hate mob" at the funeral, who in fact increased those costs by indirectly forcing more security measures. This tells you a lot about the Leftists, in particular it exposes the difference between what they say and what they do. This funeral cost duplicity is in perfect parallel with the hypocrisy of claiming to be compassionate and wanting to help the working class people while implementing...
  • Obama's Official Snub Of Thatcher Funeral Shows How Small He Is

    04/17/2013 11:47:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 68 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 April 2013 | Editorial
    Protocol: President Obama declined to send a high-level delegation to Wednesday's funeral of Britain's Margaret Thatcher. It's a measure of how little he values the special relationship — and a sign of his own smallness. Back in more gracious times, vice presidents routinely attended funerals of foreign dignitaries. As such, the presence of Vice President Joe Biden — if not Obama himself — would seem fitting for as significant a U.S. ally as the late Prime Minister Thatcher, if not out of warmth of feeling, then simply to represent the U.S.' gratitude. Thatcher's uncompromising friendship with the U.S. helped to...
  • Britain buries Margaret Thatcher as battle for her legacy goes on [video]

    04/17/2013 11:26:52 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 5 replies
    Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral took place at St Paul's Cathedral, attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and a swathe of public figures today. Quiet descended along the route her Union flag draped coffin took along the streets from Westminster. But not everybody supported the elaborate occasion's hefty £10m price-tag.
  • Memories of Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher as her granddaughter Amanda gives moving reading at funeral

    04/17/2013 10:40:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Hello Magazine ^ | 17 APRIL 2013 | none stated
    Amanda Thatcher's composure and dignity at the funeral of her beloved grandmother Margaret Thatcher bore more than a passing resemblance to the Iron Lady herself. The only daughter of the late Prime Minister's son Sir Mark and his American former wife Diane read from St Paul's Letter to the Ephesians VI. 10-18. Dressed elegantly in black, her voice crystal clear but faltering occasionally, Amanda, 19, spoke before a congregation of 2,300 dignitaries including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and statesmen from around the world.
  • Britons and their Queen honor Margaret Thatcher at funeral; Obama not so much

    04/17/2013 6:47:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 17, 2013 | Andrew Malcom
    In one of those ceremonial pageants the Brits invented, former Prime Minister and Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher's funeral unfolded this morning on the old streets of London to the sounds of the classical music she loved and the Bible verses at a service in Sir Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral. So great is the global appreciation and admiration for the Iron Lady who led Great Britain from 1979-90, that some 2,000 dignitaries attended, including in an historic breach of protocol Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. This was the first funeral of a former prime minister the monarch has attended...
  • Pictures of Thatcher funeral

    04/17/2013 6:36:02 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/17/13
    In pictures: Baroness Thatcher's funeral
  • Richard Chartres, the formidable bishop leading Lady Thatcher's funeral

    04/17/2013 4:01:23 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Peter Walker
    As a choice to lead Lady Thatcher's funeral service the bishop of London – to use his full title, the Right Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Chartres, KCVO – appears on the face of it the safest, most establishment-friendly choice possible. The 65-year-old, who has occupied the number three role in the church since 1995, is not only close to the Thatcher family but is also a confidant of the royals, a friend of Prince Charles who officiated at Prince William's confirmation and, later, his wedding to Kate Middleton. He is a trustee of Princess Diana's will and a privy...
  • Margaret Thatcher Funeral LIVE NOW

    04/17/2013 2:10:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • 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...

    04/16/2013 6:59:42 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 51 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | April 16, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    In an amazing snub, Barack Obama, who sent an official delegation to Venezuela for tyrannical socialist dictator, Hugo Chavez’s funeral, won’t send one to Great Britain’s Margaret Thatcher’s...
  • President Obama snubs Margaret Thatcher funeral

    04/16/2013 1:59:30 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 97 replies
    US President Barack Obama will snub Lady Thatcher’s funeral by failing to send a single senior member of his administration, The Sun can reveal. Ageing former Secretaries of State James Baker, 82, and George Shultz, 92, will lead the US delegation, the White House will announce today. The slight comes as German leader Angela Merkel also declines the official invite. She will send her foreign minister instead. But Downing Street is most angered by rejections from Obama, First Lady Michelle and Vice-President Joe Biden. And none of the four surviving ex-US leaders — Jimmy Carter, George Bush Sr, Bill Clinton...
  • 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...
  • White House snub to Thatcher: Obama won´t send envoy - and leaves it to her old allies from the

    04/15/2013 7:08:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/15/13 | 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
  • 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...
  • Mrs. Thatcher's Losing Victory [Steyn]

    04/14/2013 5:03:52 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/14/2013 | Mark Steyn
    <p>She saved her country — but can it save itself?</p> <p>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.</p>
  • Margaret Thatcher: I Vow to Thee, My Country

    04/13/2013 1:42:18 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 2 replies
    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 character: her love of Britain, her Christian faith, her belief in tradition. One of her chief orders was that David Cameron give a reading. This is not, it seems,...
  • 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...
  • Spice Girl all too ready for turning over Thatcher

    04/12/2013 9:29:00 PM PDT · by mykroar · 8 replies ^ | 5/12/2013 | Sam Jones
    Much, presumably, to the posthumous chagrin of her hero, Geri Halliwell has revealed herself as a lady all too ready for turning. On Thursday the Spice Girl explained why she had deleted a tweet mourning the death of Margaret Thatcher – and indulged in some self-flagellation. When news of Thatcher's death broke on Monday, Halliwell tweeted: "Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power, Margaret Thatcher, a greengrocer's daughter who taught me any thing is possible…x." However, when her tribute met with a hostile response online, the singer removed it and apologised for any offence it had caused. Three days...
  • Football Fans Vow to Confront Anti-Thatcher Demonstrators

    04/12/2013 1:49:42 PM PDT · by PGR88 · 42 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 12, 2013 | Haley Dixon
    Police are preparing for violent scenes tomorrow after football fans vowed to confront anti-Thatcher protesters during a day of protest across the capital. Officers will have to deal with three protests by left-wing groups, including an event to "celebrate" the death of Baroness Thatcher in Trafalgar Square, as 50,000 football fans head into central London following the FA Cup semi-final between Millwall and Wigan. Some fans from Millwall have threatened to confront the anti-Thatcher protesters. The public have been warned to avoid central London. Tomorrow night thousands have vowed to hold a party to celebrate the death of Baroness Thatcher...
  • 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...
  • R1 Chart show will not play full Thatcher row song (sick lefty reaction)

    04/12/2013 8:42:23 AM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 8 replies
    British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | April 12, 2013 | BBC
    The Wizard of Oz song at the centre of an anti-Margaret Thatcher campaign will not be played in full on the Official Chart Show. Instead a five second clip of the 51-second song will be aired as part of a Newsbeat report, Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper has said. Sales of Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead have soared since the former Prime Minister's death on Monday, aged 87. Mr Cooper called the decision "a difficult compromise". The song is set to take the number three spot in Sunday's countdown, according to the Official Charts Company.