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ecl
2013-04-08 08:26:53 AM  

GoldSpider: HotWingConspiracy: Thatcher is never going to sleep with you bro

Not now, I suppose.


I hear she just became available.  If you have a shovel.
 
2013-04-08 08:27:06 AM  
news.bbcimg.co.uk

RIP Thatched Roof
 
2013-04-08 08:27:06 AM  
i.imgur.com


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
 
2013-04-08 08:27:12 AM  

Hagbardr: neversubmit: I'm no expert but...: I imagine there will be more than a few celebrations tonight.

Because she has moved on to a better place?

So, that wouldn't include Leeds or Hull?


Is that where they are going to plant her? I think she should be buried in the Falklands.
 
2013-04-08 08:27:13 AM  

Marine1: VonEvilstein: Marine1: VonEvilstein: Marine1: Like her or not, she helped precipitated the fall of the Soviet Union, which was far more evil than any of her policies. Rest in peace.

I don't recall the USSR being particularly evil towards the British populace, you know, the people that old harridan was meant to be representing...

Oh please. They had ICBMs trained on London.

Don't recall them ever launching any of them...

Yeah. Because people like Thatcher and Reagan gave them good reason not to.


So doesn't that mean they were evil by your measure?
 
2013-04-08 08:27:13 AM  
i.annihil.us

RIP Ironman
 
2013-04-08 08:27:16 AM  
Cameron has announced she's getting a funeral of the level a king or queen.
 
2013-04-08 08:27:31 AM  

Eskurido: This snippet from the CBC article about her death says all you really need to know about her:

"Once in office Thatcher slashed the tax rates for the wealthiest Britons, increased the value-added tax (VAT), reduced government subsidies and began to sell off state-owned enterprises and public housing."

Bye-bye, you short sighted conservative twit.


And those tax breaks were funded by selling off nationalised utilities - gas, rail, etc...

Which now take more in subsidies (well, rail anyway) than they would have the state cost to run, yet pay out ever increasing dividends with ever increasing prices. It really would have been cheaper and simpler, never mind more honest, to just tax everyone an additional amount, divvy it up among those rich enough to buy shares in the scheme, and let the state carry on running these things.

But it/s not class war when the rich plunder the poor, is it?
 
2013-04-08 08:27:41 AM  

PseUdononymous Savagery: Yikes!  It sounds like there are a few people here that weren't quite fond of her.


It's fark. They still believe in antiquated things, like communism.
 
2013-04-08 08:27:55 AM  

Halli: Marine1: VonEvilstein: Marine1: VonEvilstein: Marine1: Like her or not, she helped precipitated the fall of the Soviet Union, which was far more evil than any of her policies. Rest in peace.

I don't recall the USSR being particularly evil towards the British populace, you know, the people that old harridan was meant to be representing...

Oh please. They had ICBMs trained on London.

Don't recall them ever launching any of them...

Yeah. Because people like Thatcher and Reagan gave them good reason not to.

Nuclear weapons already in their arsenal for several decades?


Yeah. That they could have launched at any time.
 
2013-04-08 08:27:59 AM  
RIP
t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-08 08:28:03 AM  
This would be the perfect time to link to Frankie Boyle on Thatcher's Funeral....
 
2013-04-08 08:28:06 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: But again, Thatcher had nothing to do with it, her actions did nothing to hasten their fall. They were spending over 1/3 of their GDP on defense, it was completely unsustainable.


Perhaps not directly, but the actions of the many western nations which forced that hand into spending for said defense helped speed things along.

Speaking of spending a third on defense, that sounds familiar for some reason.
 
2013-04-08 08:28:07 AM  
Someone wants attention.
 
2013-04-08 08:28:22 AM  

Jackson Herring:  "I owe nothing to women's lib."

 "The feminists hate me, don't they? And I don't blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison."

What a shiat she was.


The moment we start dividing ourselves into blacks OR whites, men OR women, Christians OR Musslemen when regarding laws or communications the polarities are set to begin some kind of war, hatred, or abuse.
 
2013-04-08 08:28:28 AM  
www.armenianweekly.com
Not dead
 
2013-04-08 08:28:47 AM  
It is somehow comforting to know that she was survived by Nelson Mandela
 
2013-04-08 08:28:53 AM  

Marine1: Halli: Marine1: VonEvilstein: Marine1: VonEvilstein: Marine1: Like her or not, she helped precipitated the fall of the Soviet Union, which was far more evil than any of her policies. Rest in peace.

I don't recall the USSR being particularly evil towards the British populace, you know, the people that old harridan was meant to be representing...

Oh please. They had ICBMs trained on London.

Don't recall them ever launching any of them...

Yeah. Because people like Thatcher and Reagan gave them good reason not to.

Nuclear weapons already in their arsenal for several decades?

Yeah. That they could have launched at any time.


Man good thing the Soviet Union didn't exist before the 80's then.
 
2013-04-08 08:28:58 AM  
RIP, warmonger.
 
2013-04-08 08:29:08 AM  
So I guess none of you find power sexy?
 
2013-04-08 08:29:44 AM  
Am I really the first to go here? Margret Thatcher naked on a cold day.
 
2013-04-08 08:29:50 AM  
Eh... Whatever. Strangers die every day.

Felt the same way about her I felt about Reagan. Just another plutocratic asshole, who didn't give a shiat about people like my family and I.
 
2013-04-08 08:29:53 AM  
i.imgur.com


RIP THAT CHER
 
2013-04-08 08:30:00 AM  
 
2013-04-08 08:30:10 AM  
Marine1:

Yeah. Because people like Thatcher and Reagan gave them good reason not to.

Ahhh the testosterone-filled fantasies of a conservative.

You do realize that the same exact thing could be said about the USSR right? Because of their leaders, Reagan and Thatcher were too afraid to launch their nukes.
 
2013-04-08 08:30:12 AM  
I remember how disgusted I became whenever I saw her standing with Ronald Reagannnnzzzap.

/two peas in a pod
//Stateside
 
2013-04-08 08:30:25 AM  

digistil: Cameron has announced she's getting a funeral of the level a king or queen.


No, it will be at the level of a Princess.

Blair would get the same when he finally pays for his shiat as well
 
2013-04-08 08:30:28 AM  
Looks like this is the thread where all the Argentinians are hanging out.
 
2013-04-08 08:30:42 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: But again, Thatcher had nothing to do with it, her actions did nothing to hasten their fall. They were spending over 1/3 of their GDP on defense, it was completely unsustainable.

Perhaps not directly, but the actions of the many western nations which forced that hand into spending for said defense helped speed things along.

Speaking of spending a third on defense, that sounds familiar for some reason.


Actually, that is directly impacting the fall of the Soviet Union. If the Soviets had been left to their own devices, they would have spent money on other things. The West knew that their economies were more dynamic; they used that to their advantage.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-04-08 08:30:53 AM  
ichef.bbci.co.uk

My favorite song lyrics about Margaret Thatcher, from Julian Cope.

"Now's a time of leper skin
How it ends, how it begins
Now's a time when patience flies
The fare-the-well that means fark OFF."

I hope we get the celebration over quickly because it makes me sick.
 
2013-04-08 08:32:16 AM  

Norfolking Chance: digistil: Cameron has announced she's getting a funeral of the level a king or queen.

No, it will be at the level of a Princess.

Blair would get the same when he finally pays for his shiat as well


Watching BBC right now and they've reported otherwise.
 
2013-04-08 08:32:39 AM  

Marine1: Actually, that is directly impacting the fall of the Soviet Union. If the Soviets had been left to their own devices, they would have spent money on other things. The West knew that their economies were more dynamic; they used that to their advantage.


Yeah Team B was hilariously wrong about the Soviet Union. They were crumbling long before the 80's.
 
2013-04-08 08:32:58 AM  
In which mine will they be tossing her corpse?
 
2013-04-08 08:33:21 AM  
I loved her.  I always will.  She chose her battles well. Not only as woman in a mans world of politics did she hold her ground, but in an era of such ego and hubris, she made lambs out the ludicrous. 

The world lost a really wonderful woman today, and I can't see any person in the near future, male or female, who could even begin to replicate her prowess. 

*Cries*
 
2013-04-08 08:33:46 AM  

Free Radical: Marine1:

Yeah. Because people like Thatcher and Reagan gave them good reason not to.

Ahhh the testosterone-filled fantasies of a conservative.

You do realize that the same exact thing could be said about the USSR right? Because of their leaders, Reagan and Thatcher were too afraid to launch their nukes.


Except they're the ones who collapsed. Other than that... you're dead-on right.

It was a "Cold War", and yes, the Soviet Union lost. Why? Because Western leaders (including, yes, Margaret Thatcher) enacted policies to put the Soviet Union at a disadvantage.
 
2013-04-08 08:33:52 AM  
Yeah, thanks for destroying the social fabric of this country, selling off the vast state assets owned by the taxpayer to your big-business donors, destroying manufacturing industry and cosseting the banking mafia, sending London pigs to club striking miners in my town, encouraging greed and selfishness. Saved by a convenient war.
 
2013-04-08 08:33:55 AM  
My wife and I were just getting out of a movie (I don't remember which one) when we walked past a poster for Iron Lady.  I made an offhand comment that it was basically Iron Man, but with a girl.  My wife did not know that Margaret Thatcher was known as the iron lady, so we went to see Iron Lady.  To my wife's credit she didn't complain at all during the movie.  She said she figured out that it wasn't about a girl Iron Man about 2 minutes in.  She did say that, in the future, she would look up any movies I wanted to see that she didn't already know about.

This was the poster.

collider.com
 
2013-04-08 08:34:34 AM  
The only rebuttal you need offer someone who says "women cannot be good leaders" is a slap across the face with a rolled-up:
img.timeinc.net
 
2013-04-08 08:34:36 AM  
As a libby lib leftists, albeit here in the states, I am always saddened when people who seem to agree with me, politically, rightfully point out the disgusting nature of personal attacks on people we support who then gleefully turn around and do the very same thing to those we do not support. Dancing on her grave is farking disgusting.
 
2013-04-08 08:34:42 AM  
A reminder to those naive enough to defend her:

She deliberately provoked a war under false pretenses that cost thousands of lives. (Little known fact: Britain has now lost as many Falklands veterans to suicide as it lost in the fighting itself).

She deliberately drove Britain into recession to destroy the unions and to "prove" her absurd Reaganist economic policies.

She sold off national assets and used the money not for the benefit of the country but to line the pockets of political supporters.

She practiced the politics of authoritarianism, populism, xenophobia, nationalism, and class division.

And as the most powerful woman in politics, she kicked away the ladder for those below her, having fewer women in her cabinets than any prime minister in modern history.

Oh, and long before she became prime minister, her defining act in government was to take away the glass of free milk that was provided to every primary school child in order to ensure that even the poorest child of the least competent parents was getting a nutritional breakfast (something that science shows is profoundly correlated with good performance and behavior in schools). At the time we derided her as "Thatcher the Snatcher". How little we realized that we had been given a warning glimpse into her true heart.
 
2013-04-08 08:34:57 AM  
I find it ironic that punk died years before Maggie did.

/Maggie! Maggie, you coont!
 
2013-04-08 08:35:06 AM  

digistil: Norfolking Chance: digistil: Cameron has announced she's getting a funeral of the level a king or queen.

No, it will be at the level of a Princess.

Blair would get the same when he finally pays for his shiat as well

Watching BBC right now and they've reported otherwise.


From the BBC

Breaking NewsDowning Street says Lady Thatcher will be accorded the same status of funeral as the Queen Mother and Princess Diana, but will not lie in state, in accordance with her own wishes.

So the same as Dianna or the Queen Mother and not a King or Queen
 
2013-04-08 08:35:23 AM  
Did she die at the Fletcher Memorial Home?  Seems she didn't make the Final Cut.
 
2013-04-08 08:35:39 AM  
IMDB : "Ian McDiarmid to play young Thatcher in bio pick of the late PM as a teen."
 
2013-04-08 08:36:16 AM  
Brezhnev took Afganistan, and Begin took Beruit, and Galtieri, he took the union jack, and Maggie over lunch one day took a cruiser (with all hands) apparently to make him give it back... good times.
 
2013-04-08 08:36:24 AM  

Purple_Jack: What have Thatcher and Savile got in common?

-They both screwed miners.


Oh, well played.  Well played.
 
2013-04-08 08:36:45 AM  

Demetrius: Did she die at the Fletcher Memorial Home?  Seems she didn't make the Final Cut.


iswydt
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-04-08 08:36:48 AM  

Demetrius: Did she die at the Fletcher Memorial Home?  Seems she didn't make the Final Cut.


I do wonder how Roger Waters feels today.
 
2013-04-08 08:37:43 AM  
Ding ♫ dong ♫ the witch is dead!! ♪

http://www.isthatcherdeadyet.co.uk/ now with added YES!

Also contains a link to a Spotify playlist for those who are celebrating
 
2013-04-08 08:38:11 AM  

d23: Demetrius: Did she die at the Fletcher Memorial Home?  Seems she didn't make the Final Cut.

I do wonder how Roger Waters feels today.


I'm waiting for Bruce Robinson to weigh in.
 
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