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  • Britain 'more Thatcherite now than in the 80s' says survey

    12/14/2010 9:49:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/14/2010 | Polly Curtis
    British Social Attitude report finds people less supportive of the welfare state than in the 1980s. Britain is now more Thatcherite than when Margaret Thatcher was in power, with people much less supportive of the welfare state and the redistribution of wealth than in the 1980s, according to an authoritative study of the country's mood. New Labour oversaw the biggest recorded shift to the right in public attitudes on those measures, despite a surge in concern about the scale of the wealth gap between rich and poor. Sympathy towards benefit claimants has evaporated, along with support for redistributive tax and...
  • Leaked embassy cable: what the Americans thought of Thatcher

    12/05/2010 6:59:30 AM PST · by Riflema · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | 12/1/10 | Peter Hoskin
    Forget the children of Thatcher, here's what the Americans were saying about the Iron Lady herself when she became Tory party leader....2. Margaret Thatcher has blazed into national prominence almost literally from out of nowhere...8. Footnote: Mrs Thatcher has had no real experience in foreign affairs and has given no evidence of any interest in the field
  • US Embassy On Thatcher In 1975 – “She Came From Nowhere”

    12/02/2010 10:17:47 AM PST · by sussex · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Aged P.com ^ | 2/12/10 | the Aged P
    In 1975 an official in the US Embassy had the wit to work out that there was something special about the unknown Margaret Thatcher long before she became Prime Minister in 1979.
  • We must learn to cherish opportunity and creativity

    10/24/2010 7:45:43 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | October 23, 2010 | Rupert Murdoch
    As her keenest biographers have recognised, her vision of the free society is moral and virtuous. And she has that admirable quality so rare in politicians - a willingness to court unpopularity. As she said, "If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing." She understood that a free society cannot thrive without its risk-takers and creative optimists and those willing to challenge conventional wisdom. And she recognised that the establishment can - and often should be - challenged. She also understood that the establishment...
  • Sarah Palin's Hubris: Thatcher Edition

    10/13/2010 8:50:16 PM PDT · by pissant · 106 replies
    Spectator UK ^ | 10/14/10 | Alex Massie
    Good grief, Sarah Palin is a piece of work: A very happy birthday to Baroness Thatcher! There are so many lessons we can learn from her excellent example. She once said, “If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.” She sure did. Like her friend Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher had a steel spine. Her excellent defense of the free market is as relevant and true...
  • Revealed: How Margaret Thatcher helped catch the Yorkshire Ripper

    10/03/2010 3:44:37 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 42 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 3rd October 2010 | Andy McSmith
    Famous people can be a terrible disappointment when you meet them face to face. I had the opposite experience with Margaret Thatcher. Watching her from a distance in the early Eighties and seeing the impact of what she did, I thought she was loathsome. Later on, as political correspondent for the Daily Mirror, I met her in person and was disconcerted to find that she could be very pleasant and a stimulating conversationalist. ..... It was one of Thatcher's strengths that she did not restrict herself to dealing with the papers civil servants gave her. Everybody and everything was her...
  • There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters

    09/11/2010 7:08:48 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 10 replies
    CSPAN & Heritage Foundation ^ | Aug 31, 2010 | Claire Berlinski
    Heritage Foundation Claire Berlinski argues that Margaret Thatcher deserves credit for reversing Great Britain's decline in the world during the 1970s. Ms. Berlinski says that Prime Minister Thatcher was instrumental in turning around the country's economy and saving it from socialism. This talk was hosted by the .. Read More Claire Berlinski argues that Margaret Thatcher deserves credit for reversing Great Britain's decline in the world during the 1970s. Ms. Berlinski says that Prime Minister Thatcher was instrumental in turning around the country's economy and saving it from socialism. This talk was hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C
  • Margaret Thatcher, House of Commons Speech(the poor poorer, provided that the rich were less rich)

    07/31/2010 3:38:41 PM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies · 1+ views
    House of Commons Speech ^ | 1990 Nov 22 | Margaret Thatcher
    Eleven years ago, we rescued Britain from the parlous state to which socialism had brought it. I remind the House that, under socialism, this country had come to such a pass that [ Nicholas Henderson ] one of our most able and distinguished ambassadors felt compelled to write in a famous dispatch, a copy of which found its way into The Economist, the following words: "We talk of ourselves without shame as being one of the less prosperous countries of Europe. The prognosis for the foreseeable future" , he said in 1979, was "discouraging". Conservative government has changed all that....
  • Margaret Thatcher's family are 'appalled' at Meryl Streep film

    07/17/2010 7:55:21 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 75 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7/17/10 | Richard Eden
    Although the prospect of Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher may have pleased some admirers of the Conservative former prime minister, her children have been horrified to discover more about the film. Mandrake hears that the screenplay of The Iron Lady depicts Baroness Thatcher as an elderly dementia-sufferer looking back on her career with sadness. She is shown talking to herself and unaware that her husband, Sir Denis Thatcher, has died. Fiennes family home for sale“Sir Mark and Carol are appalled at what they have learnt about the film,” says a friend of the family. “They think it sounds like some...
  • "Have the state as servant and not as master"

    07/15/2010 8:12:14 AM PDT · by ObamacareFail · 3 replies
    Watch Margaret Thatcher explain how the state should serve as 'servant and not master' of the people. Anyone who voted for Obamacare obviously believes the opposite and should be voted out in November!
  • Forgotten Lessons From Reagan and Thatcher!

    06/22/2010 8:10:28 AM PDT · by ObamacareFail
    A few videos of President Reagan and Margaret Thatcher explaining economics and other topics. Click Here to see them. Too bad our feckless politicans today will not stand up for these tried and true lessons.
  • Palin concerning a possible trip to the United Kingdom

    06/14/2010 3:10:28 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 422+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/14/2010 | Gary P.
    Governor Palin today discussed the flurry of news stories indicating her possible trip to the United Kingdom and a meeting with Margaret Thatcher, in a brief Facebook Note. Governor Palin did indeed receive an invitation to visit England, which included an offer to arrange a meeting between Margaret Thatcher and herself. Following an article in a British publication on Sunday, I’ve received questions about a possible trip to the United Kingdom. I have received an invitation for a visit to London, and part of that invitation included the offer of arranging a meeting between myself and one of my political...
  • Sarah Palin Responds To Reports About UK / Margaret Thatcher Trip

    06/14/2010 12:05:57 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 29 replies · 743+ views
    Following an article in a British publication on Sunday, I’ve received questions about a possible trip to the United Kingdom. I have received an invitation for a visit to London, and part of that invitation included the offer of arranging a meeting between myself and one of my political heroines, the “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher. I would love to meet her and hope I’ll be able to arrange the trip in the future. As I wrote last year when I offered her birthday wishes, Baroness Thatcher’s life and career serve as a blueprint for overcoming the odds and challenging the...
  • Concerning a Possible Trip to the United Kingdom

    06/14/2010 11:26:43 AM PDT · by DB9 · 17 replies · 491+ views
    C4P ^ | June 14, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    Following an article in a British publication on Sunday, I’ve received questions about a possible trip to the United Kingdom. I have received an invitation for a visit to London, and part of that invitation included the offer of arranging a meeting between myself and one of my political heroines, the “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher. I would love to meet her and hope I’ll be able to arrange the trip in the future. As I wrote last year when I offered her birthday wishes, Baroness Thatcher’s life and career serve as a blueprint for overcoming the odds and challenging the...
  • Larry Kudlow: Women From the Past vs. Women for the Future

    06/11/2010 2:28:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 373+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 11, 2010 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Revolution in California and political regime change come November has been a theme of mine for weeks. Tuesday night's big victories for Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina moved that agenda nicely down the field. And let me add to it. Following the Tuesday primaries, the mainstream media began calling this the year of the woman, pointing not only to Fiorina and Whitman in California, but to Sharron Angle in Nevada, Nikki Haley in South Carolina and Democrat Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas. But we need a qualifier here. This is really going to be the year of the women from the...
  • “Heir to Ronald Reagan” Sarah Palin to meet “Iron Lady” Maragaret Thatcher

    06/13/2010 6:49:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 976+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 13, 2010 | Raj Rajagopalan
    If there is any politician in America who has the “Reaganisque” charisma, it is undoubtedly Sarah Palin. In the American political landscape of the current decade, there is no other politician who has the same appeal as Ronald Reagan; there is no other politician who agrees in principle with Ronald Reagan much more than Sarah Palin does. Conservatives in America are hailing Sarah Palin as the “Reagan in a skirt”. Conservatives in America voice it day and night that it took a weak and incompetent President like Jimmy Carter to create the most popular Conservative hero Ronald Reagan. And they...
  • Sarah Palin Lines Up UK Trip – and a Visit to Lady Thatcher

    06/12/2010 5:58:18 PM PDT · by kristinn · 160 replies · 3,338+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | Sunday, June 13, 2010 | Simon Walters
    Controversial US politician Sarah Palin could soon be on her way to Britain to boost her hopes of challenging Barack Obama in the 2012 US presidential election. Her representatives approached Margaret Thatcher to ask for a meeting as part of a bid to enhance her claim to be the ‘heir to Ronald Reagan’ and prepare to challenge Mr Obama. And Lady Thatcher has agreed to see Mrs Palin, who stood as the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008. A spokesman said: ‘We had an informal approach asking if Lady Thatcher would meet Mrs Palin if she comes to Britain and we...
  • Christopher Hitchens: Margaret Thatcher is Sexier than Sarah Palin

    06/13/2010 1:06:44 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 44 replies · 1,128+ views
    cubachi.com ^ | June 13, 2010 | cubachi
    (clip) Suddenly he discussed the sexiness of Margaret Thatcher. The way he described Thatcher and how the press treated the "Iron Lady," you'd think he was talking about Sarah Palin. Even the radio host thought so. However, Hitchens said Palin was contrary to his description of Thatcher. He said Palin has no charisma. I find that hard to believe. I don't get his anti-Palin sentiment. Personally, I find Thatcher and Palin to be quite similar. See and hear for yourself what Hitchens said:
  • The Iron Lady returns to No. 10

    06/08/2010 12:30:44 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 26 replies · 52+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Baroness Thatcher was welcomed back to 10 Downing Street today for an historic private meeting with the Prime Minister. David Cameron came to the door of Number 10 to welcome Lady Thatcher and helped the visibly frail former premier from her limousine. The 84-year-old 'Iron Lady' waved to waiting photographers but made no comment as she entered the address from which she led the UK between 1979 and 1990.
  • Labour candidate would like to 'assassinate Thatcher' – how very socialist

    According to its website, the Labour party stands for “social justice”, “strong community and strong values”, “reward for hard work”, “decency” and “rights matched by responsibilities”. Meanwhile, just this afternoon, the Labour party leadership hopeful John McDonnell has said that he would like to visit the 1980s and “assassinate Thatcher”. *** That’s the difference between the centre-Right and the Left. We view our opponents as misguided, foolish or economically illiterate; socialists view their opponents as evil obstacles to progress – no wonder that in just half a century, socialism managed to kill more people than all the world’s religions combined,...
  • 'I'd have assassinated Thatcher': Labour leadership hopeful's shock claim to union activists

    06/07/2010 9:13:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 9+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 8, 2010 | Gerri Peev
    Labour leadership candidate John McDonnell said yesterday he would 'assassinate' Margaret Thatcher if he could go back to the 1980s. The left-wing MP made the outrageous claim at a hustings as he tried to win over union activists - who hold a third of the votes for the party leadership. Mr McDonnell said he had once been asked in a warm-up question on the BBC's Any Questions what he would do if he found himself in an Ashes To Ashes situation – a reference to the time-travelling TV series where a policewoman finds herself transported back to the 1980s. To...
  • John McDonnell [UK Labour MP] jokes that he would have liked to have assassinated Thatcher

    06/07/2010 12:34:51 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 7 replies · 24+ views
    Guardian ^ | 7 June 2010 | Hélène Mulholland, Allegra Stratton and agencies
    John McDonnell, one of the Labour leadership contenders, joked today that he wished he could go back in time to the 1980s and "assassinate Thatcher". The MP for Hayes and Harlington, who was Ken Livingstone's deputy at the Greater London council in the early 1980s, insisted later that his comment about Lady Thatcher, the former Conservative prime minister, was made as a "joke and it went down as a joke". McDonnell, a staunch leftwinger who has earned a reputation as one of the party's leading backbench rebels, made his comment at the Labour leadership hustings organised by the Labour-affiliated GMB...
  • Margaret Thatcher: The Queen should have last word on hung parliament

    05/07/2010 4:55:31 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 8 replies · 517+ views
    Daily Telegraph, UK ^ | Tim Walker. Edited by Richard Eden
    While David Cameron is deluged with advice on the dangers of jumping into bed with Nick Clegg, the most respected voice in his party has decided to keep her counsel. Baroness Thatcher will refuse to speak publicly about the implications of a hung parliament out of respect for the Queen, says her son. Cameron's statement was the real deal - Brown should clear his desk "She knows it isn't for her [to speak out], and there is a lot to be said at the moment for keeping one's own counsel," Sir Mark Thatcher tells Mandrake. "My mother has the...
  • Video: Margaret Thatcher on Socialism

    05/03/2010 9:07:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies · 171+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/3/2010 | MichCapCon
    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's last stand in the House of Commons: Defending her record and teaching her critics a lesson about freedom and prosperity. (Video is on the right).
  • BARONESS THATCHER'S VERDICT ON DAVID CAMERON'S CAMPAIGN

    05/02/2010 6:11:23 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 30 replies · 649+ views
    BARONESS THATCHER'S VERDICT ON DAVID CAMERON'S CAMPAIGN Katie Hind Baroness Thatcher has delivered a damning verdict on "boring" David Cameron's campaign to take the Tories to power. The former Conservative PM confided that she has serious doubts about the party leader's ability to deliver victory on Thursday. In frank conversations with her close confidant and former Tory grandee Lord Tim Bell, Lady Thatcher dubbed Cameron "boring" and "still out of touch with the British public".
  • Video - Classic Margaret Thatcher on Socialism (Nov 22, 1990)

    04/23/2010 8:02:21 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 7 replies · 626+ views
    These brief exchanges took place during Margaret Thatcher's last speech in the House of Commons on 22 November 1990. Mr.Hughes There is no doubt that the Prime Minister, in many ways, has achieved substantial success. There is one statistic, however, that I understand is not challenged, and that is that, during her 11 years as Prime Minister, the gap between the richest 10 per cent. and the poorest 10 per cent. in this country has widened substantially. At the end of her chapter of British politics, how can she say that she can justify the fact that many people in...
  • Got Iron?

    03/27/2010 3:50:58 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 4 replies · 214+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | March 27th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    “I might have preferred iron — but bronze will do... It won't rust” – said the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher during the unveiling of her statue at the British Parliament. I wonder if someday an artist will create one of those for the “historic” US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Growing behind the iron curtain I thought the western politicians think like Thatcher and Reagan. 20 years later my life journey took me all the way to America just to discover Nancy Pelosi with a giant hammer in her hands forcing the socialism utopia over the land of...
  • Margaret Thatcher vs. Nancy Pelosi

    03/23/2010 9:12:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 451+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 23, 2010 | Roger Kimball
    Who has been minding the store? I step out of the country for a few days to go sailing and, Pow, ObamaCare™ and all that it entails slouches towards Washington to be born. As I’ve often noted in this space, what travels under the rubric of “health care reform” is only incidentally about health care and hardly at all about reform, i.e. improving things. Really, it is about increasing the government’s control over your life, partly by handing over the machinery of health care to its phalanx of bureaucrats, partly by the familiar mechanics of choice — limitation that such...
  • Another Falklands showdown only this time Thatcher and Reagan are not around

    03/02/2010 3:23:17 PM PST · by pissant · 30 replies · 743+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 3/2/10 | John Metzler
    UNITED NATIONS — It’s diplomatic déjà vu all over again. The long forgotten Falkland Islands, deep in the South Atlantic, have again regained the spotlight as Argentina presses its political case at the United Nations reviving its perennial political dispute with Britain. Argentina’s Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana met with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to press for UN political involvement in the case. The Minister later told correspondents that the islands, which it calls Las Malvinas, are an integral part of Argentine territory. Tensions rose recently when British companies started drilling for oil in the nearby waters. Claiming sovereignty, Argentina’s military...
  • Doctor Who attempted to overthrow Thatcher

    02/15/2010 6:26:43 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 41 replies · 840+ views
    The Register ^ | February 15, 2010 | Lester Haines
    Former Time Lord Sylvester McCoy has sensationally claimed that during his tenancy of the Tardis he and left-wing scriptwriters attempted to overthrow the government of Margaret Thatcher.Both McCoy (pictured) and script editor Andrew Cartmel admitted the sinister scheme, which was hatched when the former filled the Doctor's shoes three months after Thatcher's 1987 third election victory. McCoy recounted: “The idea of bringing politics into Doctor Who was deliberate, but we had to do it very quietly and certainly didn’t shout about it. "We were a group of politically motivated people and it seemed the right thing to do. Our feeling...
  • BBC scriptwriters tried to use Doctor Who to bring down Margaret Thatcher

    02/14/2010 8:01:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies · 1,119+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2010 | Tom Kelly
    She famously battled the Argentine army abroad and the trade unions at home, but she never knew she was also under attack from outer space. Left wing scriptwriters hired by the BBC during the 1980s tried to inspire a 'Tardis revolution' by using Doctor Who as propaganda to undermine Baroness Thatcher. In one series they caricatured the then Prime Minister as a vicious and egotistical alien ruler who banned outward displays of unhappiness among her downtrodden people and used a secret police to oppress dissidents. ......................................................... Doctor Who ratings plunged from a high of 16m, when Tom Baker was the...
  • A Thankful Observance of the “Iron Lady”

    01/16/2010 11:44:11 AM PST · by 1pitech · 4 replies · 451+ views
    The Canada Free Press ^ | 01-13-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Today, when we watch the courageous actions of women who stand for conservative values in this country, we often bring up names like Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, and Michelle Malkin. These women often gallantly rebuke the feminist fallacies and liberal lies of today in ways that make people proud not just to be men or women, but proud to be Americans. It is not just their smiles, their wit, their skirts, or their grit that make these women ladies of interest, but the culmination of these tantalizing factors with the all-important center-piece of conservative values that make their thoughts, struggles,...
  • Thatcher Started Global Warming Craze (in response to a strike by UK coal miners)

    12/06/2009 6:50:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies · 1,358+ views
    I was able to view the British documentary The Great Global Warming Scandal which, interesting enough, contained more science in debunking Global Warming than I have yet to see produced by the Global Warming crowd. I'll bullet point the arguments against the Global Warming craze in a later post, but the most amazing revelation was that, indeed, in great part we do have Margaret Thatcher to thank for today's Global Warming theory. The original theory was from a fringe scientist and when it surfaced nearly all mainstream scientists found it laughable. Man's contribution to CO2 in the atmosphere is so...
  • “She Was Magnificent” – How Mrs Thatcher Hit the Ground Running in 1979

    12/30/2009 7:04:29 PM PST · by sussex · 11 replies · 439+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 31/12/09 | The Aged P
    It didn’t matter if you were a government minister, an international ally or the leader of an enemy power - if she thought you were not up to the task she nailed your hide to the wall and spelled out precisely how she wanted things done. Her negotiating style was simple and easily understood - no holds barred until she got what she perceived as that which was best for Britain’s interests. She lifted Britain up from it’s knees, re-inserted the backbone and dealt ruthlessly with anyone from within or without who meant her country harm. We were astonished –...
  • Margaret Thatcher complained about Asian immigration to Britain (In 1979)

    12/30/2009 2:43:07 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 17 replies · 907+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 30 Dec 2009 | JOHN DOWNING
    Lady Thatcher responded that “in her view all those who wrote letters in this sense should be invited to accept one into their homes," the minutes disclose. "She thought it quite wrong that immigrants should be given council housing whereas white citizens were not." Lady Thatcher asked what the implications of such a move could be given that an exodus of the white population from Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe – was expected once majority rule was established. She made clear, however, that she had "less objection to refugees such as Rhodesians, Poles and Hungarians, since they could more easily be...
  • Papers reveal Britain's anxiety over Iranian Shah

    12/30/2009 6:53:10 AM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 495+ views
    BBC ^ | Dec. 30, 2009
    Britain despatched an undercover diplomat on a covert mission to the Bahamas to convince the deposed Shah of Iran not to seek to settle in the UK. The revelation comes in official archive documents made public 30 years after they were written. The 1979 papers reveal that the British government was very concerned that Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, then in exile, would seek to live in England. But Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was upset she could not help the Shah. Mrs Thatcher told her foreign minister she was "deeply unhappy" not to be able to offer refuge to the Shah...
  • Files show US-UK tensions over Northern Ireland in 1979

    12/30/2009 5:35:05 AM PST · by Labour-Watch · 40 replies · 694+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/30/2009 | Victoria King
    Newly-released documents have revealed the UK's "special relationship" with the US was under strain at the height of the Northern Ireland Troubles. The National Archives files show the murder of Lord Mountbatten by the IRA in 1979 did not prompt the response from the US that the UK had hoped for. While president Jimmy Carter expressed his "profound sadness" at the death, he made no reference to terrorism. Downing St privately said his failure to condemn the IRA was a "deficiency". The murder of Lord Mountbatten by the IRA on 27 August 1979 sparked shock and anger around the world....
  • Thatcher's Last Stand Against Socialism

    Great speech. A younger Sarah Palin.
  • Thatcher tribute to Reagan

    12/17/2009 7:22:29 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 14 replies · 514+ views
    http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches ^ | 6-11-04 | Margaret Thatcher
    Thatcher eulogized Reagan beautifully. This is a random posting - no significance to todays date...just a beautiful reminder of the greatness of Ronald Reagan. Obama walks in the shadow of a great man.
  • 'She's (Palin) a combination of Annie Oakley and Margaret Thatcher' (video)

    11/30/2009 9:37:50 AM PST · by euram · 10 replies · 499+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | 11-30-09 | Josh Painter
    Interesting perspective on Sarah Palin from across the pond by a panel of mostly lefties. Michael Gove, Member of Parliament, describes Sarah Palin in this BBC roundtable discussion, as "a combination of Annie Oakley and Margaret Thatcher." BBC Reports, Part 1:
  • Road To Hopenhagen

    11/25/2009 5:00:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,219+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: Major U.S. corporations have set up a Web site calling for a global climate treaty to be signed in Copenhagen. Considering recent evidence of massive climate fraud, perhaps they should reconsider. Many will remember the classic soft drink ad campaign where young people from many nations gather on a mountaintop and sing that they'd like to buy the world a Coke, the theory being that sharing a soda was the key to world peace. That sort of naivete has led peoples and governments around the world to accept at face value the outright fraud perpetrated by the Milli...
  • The Coming Climate Dictatorship

    11/12/2009 5:54:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,923+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 12, 2009
    Control: The House and Senate climate bills contain a provision giving the president extraordinary powers in the event of a "climate emergency." As chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. If you thought the House health care bill that nobody read has hidden passages that threaten our freedoms and liberty, take a peak at the "trigger" placed in the byzantine innards of both the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill and the Kerry-Boxer bill just passed by Democrats out of Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee. As Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation points...
  • 'Thatcher has died' message causes chaos: but it was a moggy, not Maggie (read it first)

    11/13/2009 5:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 442+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/14/2009 | David Brown
    There will only ever be one Iron Lady, but confusion between Maggie and a moggy led to the Canadian Government preparing its condolences for the death of Baroness Thatcher. John Baird, the country’s Transport Minister, set the cat among the pigeons by sending a text message to a friend reading: “Thatcher has died.” The message spread quickly among the BlackBerrys of the 1,700 fellow Conservatives gathered in Toronto for a black-tie dinner to honour the country’s military. Soon Stephen Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister, had received the news that “Lady Thatcher had passed away”. The usual dinner chatter died away...
  • 'Thatcher dead' text sparks fears

    11/13/2009 6:42:06 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 481+ views
    news ^ | 13 November 2009
    A misconstrued text message announcing the passing of a beloved pet has sparked a flurry of diplomatic activity in Canada. Transport Minister John Baird sent a message reading: "Thatcher has died". Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper was soon informed that 84-year-old former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had passed away. But it was actually Mr Baird's beloved cat, named after his political heroine, who had died.
  • Fallen feline sparks Thatcher death rumours

    11/12/2009 1:24:33 PM PST · by Daffynition · 8 replies · 574+ views
    ABC Newsau ^ | Nov 12 2009 | staff reporter
    A brief message about a dead cat caused fur to fly in Canada this week, sparking rumours about the demise of the Iron Lady, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. "Thatcher has died," read the short text message that kicked off a brief diplomatic flurry among members of Canada's parliament and their advisors at a black tie dinner. Upon learning the "news" via mobile or Blackberry at a soiree honouring Canadian military families on Tuesday, some 2,000 shocked Conservatives, said to revere the Iron Lady of British politics, and their advisors reportedly huddled to discuss a reaction. The prime minister's...
  • The collapse of communism: Reagan, Thatcher and the Pope

    11/09/2009 2:30:05 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 1,089+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 11-2009 | Cannon
    The collapse of communism: Reagan, Thatcher and the pope By Joseph A. Cannon Deseret News Published: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 12:12 a.m. MST Twenty years ago, my wife, Jan, and I were in what was then called West Berlin for a conference. One pleasant afternoon we walked along the Berlin Wall from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie. During that time, there were significant rancorous anti-Communist demonstrations in East Germany, primarily in the southern part. A German friend, with typical Prussian hubris, dismissed them. "Nothing will come of this, these are just the ineffective rumblings of a bunch of Bavarians."...
  • Sarah Palin: Birthday Wishes to Margaret Thatcher

    10/13/2009 1:24:00 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 12 replies · 1,248+ views
    Facebook ^ | 10/13/09 | Sarah Palin
    I would like to extend warm birthday wishes to Margaret Thatcher today. Baroness Thatcher continues to remain a role model to many people, particularly women, around the world. Her career is a collection of "firsts." She was the youngest female Conservative Party member to stand for election in history, she was the first woman to hold the title Leader of the Opposition, and she was the first woman to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. As Prime Minister, she took an active role in defending economic freedom and democratic ideals. Her push to privatize British industry and lower tax...
  • Thatcher adviser: Copenhagen goal is 1-world government

    10/18/2009 1:01:05 AM PDT · by bogusname · 43 replies · 2,334+ views
    WND ^ | October 17, 2009 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says the real purpose of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Dec. 7-18 is to use global warming hype as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government. "At [the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in] Copenhagen this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed," Monkton told a Minnesota Free Market Institute audience on Thursday at Bethel University in St. Paul. "Your president will sign it. Most of the Third World countries will sign it, because they think they're going to get money...
  • Birthday Wishes to Margaret Thatcher (from Sarah Palin)

    10/13/2009 1:13:13 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 14 replies · 767+ views
    Sarah Palin Facebook Notes ^ | October 13, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    I would like to extend warm birthday wishes to Margaret Thatcher today. Baroness Thatcher continues to remain a role model to many people, particularly women, around the world. Her career is a collection of "firsts." She was the youngest female Conservative Party member to stand for election in history, she was the first woman to hold the title Leader of the Opposition, and she was the first woman to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. As Prime Minister, she took an active role in defending economic freedom and democratic ideals. Her push to privatize British industry and lower tax...
  • Margaret Thatcher airbrushed from Harriet Harman's history of women in politics

    09/30/2009 4:20:09 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 31 replies · 1,178+ views
    The Daily Telegraph UK ^ | 15 Sep 2009 | Andrew Pierce
    The paper, Women in Power: Milestones, listed 28 of the most significant events between 1907 and 2008 involving women on the political stage. The milestones included the election of the first female Head of Government – Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in 1960 and Britain's first woman councillor Reina Emily Lawrence in 1907. The document, produced by the Equality Office which is run by Miss Harman, the deputy leader of the Labour Party, highlights the role of Nancy Astor who was the first woman to take her seat in parliament in 1919, the election of Dianne Abbott...