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2013-04-08 08:38:27 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 don't think he had much love for the old bird.
 
2013-04-08 08:38:29 AM  
Also, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
 
2013-04-08 08:38:37 AM  
i.imgur.com

                       RIP
 
2013-04-08 08:38:54 AM  

jamspoon: 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


THANKS! I POSTED THAT ALREADY!
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-04-08 08:39:05 AM  

theknuckler_33: 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.


I am not "dancing on her grave" today.  Every human death is a tragedy, especially to that particular family.  The problem here is she did some pretty horrible stuff in her time.  Even worse than Reagan, because he was a bumbler.  She did what she did on purpose and I am not a fan.
 
2013-04-08 08:40:00 AM  
Well...Bye.jpeg

What a piece of excremental hideous evil poison she was.
 
2013-04-08 08:40:06 AM  

theknuckler_33: 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.


Pretty much this.

I'm not even bothered by the 'dance on your grave' behavior as much as the 'we did it but how dare you do it' behavior.
 
2013-04-08 08:40:21 AM  
I was brought up with the philosophy that if you can't say something nice about someone, say nothing at all.

So this is me saying sweet fark all.

In other news, the queue of people in the UK who are now saving their urine in large bottles to pour over her grave has already begun.
 
2013-04-08 08:40:26 AM  
Well, bye then.

She and Reagan can eat dick sandwiches in hell.
 
2013-04-08 08:40:49 AM  
i.imgur.com

How I will always remember her.
 
2013-04-08 08:41:18 AM  
on the minus side :
she trashed our industry and manufacturing base and left us at the beck and call of a bunch of odious bankers. for that may she rot in hell.

on the plus side:
she gave Argentina a bloody nose. (well our armed forces did that) but i doubt Labour would have sent the taskforce south.

I truly dread the week of sanctimonious drivel that will now follow.
 
2013-04-08 08:41:21 AM  
I love all the hate in this thread... justifies my thoughts on (the lack of) humanity. Even when Obama dies, I won't be hateful..

/I'm a better person than any Repub or Dem
 
2013-04-08 08:41:34 AM  
Norfolking Chance:

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


Doh, you're right. Thanks for correcting me.
 
2013-04-08 08:41:59 AM  

doyner: Looks like this is the thread where all the Argentinians are hanging out.


You can turn your Phalanx off. These are not the Exocets you're looking for.
 
2013-04-08 08:42:24 AM  
mimg.ugo.com

Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day! Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day!
 
2013-04-08 08:42:31 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.imgur.com

This is how Roger Waters is feeling. This is how Roger Waters is ALWAYS feeling.
 
2013-04-08 08:42:48 AM  

NYCNative: I know shiat about UK politics but I do know that all my punk rock friends thought she was a vile, evil creature who worked in cahoots with Reagan to advance policies that I would have abhorred had I lived there.


This pretty much sums up 99% of the opinions people have of Margaret Thatcher they are based on the second hand thoughts of people vastly unqualified to make an intelligent or relevant judgement in the first place.
 
2013-04-08 08:42:56 AM  
Considering the mess Britain was in '78-79, can you blame the voters for tossing Callaghan out on his ass?

Protip for coal miners: don't go on strike during the winter.
 
2013-04-08 08:43:26 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: markfara: And with Putin and the like still in charge, it's kind of hard to make the case the the Soviet Union really "fell" very hard.

They are no where near the global player they once used to be and lack total exerted control over many of their border nation states.

I'd say that's pretty much the definition of fallen.


Except for that time they beat the f*ck out of Georgia because they could. Or the time when they beat the f*ck out of the Chechens. Or when they threaten to shut off the gas lines when any former Soviet satellite b*tches about Gazprom's rates. Or when Belarus is happily acting as Putin's pet.

Russia wields plenty of power still in Eastern Europe and Asia. It's mainly soft power now. Putin is smarter than the Commies. He gave up that whole revolution bullsh*t, and realized what matters to people is money, plain and simple. So he's set himself up to control the money.
 
2013-04-08 08:43:38 AM  
Hairspray companies fall into deep depression.
 
2013-04-08 08:43:43 AM  
A good movie in here life:   GLC: The Carnage Continues...
 
2013-04-08 08:44:03 AM  
She probably would have reached 100 if she'd drunk more milk.
 
2013-04-08 08:44:08 AM  

clintster: Not dead


Dammit!
 
2013-04-08 08:44:19 AM  
If Clueless George had waited a few weeks he could have sold round two of the most socially divisive policy in British post-war history as a loving tribute to Mrs. T's corrosive legacy.

Lord Summerisle: 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.


But aside from that?
 
2013-04-08 08:44:35 AM  

Demetrius: 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 don't think he had much love for the old bird.


But she so bravely waved the boys goodbye, again and again...
 
2013-04-08 08:44:47 AM  

digistil: Norfolking Chance:

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

Doh, you're right. Thanks for correcting me.


The Queen Mum WAS a queen.  Just sayin'
 
2013-04-08 08:44:57 AM  
Even if she has a set of letters that don't get published until after she passes, I really hope the Queen serves history and leaves us a better understanding of what discord if any developed between her and the Thatcher Ministry.  I wonder if she became frustrated with Thatcher's policies or just her attitude towards people.

Marine1: 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.


The biggest debate in my undergrad major (an odd hybrid of military history and national security) was, "Was the Revolution in Military Affairs responsible for the end of the Cold War, and can it be the foundation of a viable military doctrine for the future?"

/Our consensus in 2004 was "Yes, to a certain extent" and "Yes, if you are willing to by into what Donald Rumsfeld says about numbers being irrelevant."
//We had almost wrapped up for the semester when the escalation in Fallujah began; that should have been the sign for those of us that supported the war that our narrative did not line up with reality.
 
2013-04-08 08:44:57 AM  
Ah, the only true justice: age.

The old crazy bastard of a woman that she was finally got her due justice.

May she go down forever as being known as the primary reason for UK political problems for the last 30 years, and may her family receive all the spite that she earned plus interest.
 
2013-04-08 08:45:38 AM  
I won't celebrate the death of another human being, but I certainly won't mourn her or the policies she represented.
 
2013-04-08 08:46:03 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?


Hey now, don't go knocking Hull. It has one nice square in that city! Leeds, not so much.
 
2013-04-08 08:46:15 AM  

Ecobuckeye: Demetrius: 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 don't think he had much love for the old bird.

But she so bravely waved the boys goodbye, again and again...


Should we shout?  Should we scream?  What happened to the postwar dream?
 
2013-04-08 08:46:16 AM  
Good luck now, and fark ya.

Nasty piece of work.
 
2013-04-08 08:46:18 AM  
They could bury her in one of Britain's many derelict coal mines in the spirit of irony or sumpn'.
 
2013-04-08 08:46:32 AM  
Sic semper tyrannis
 
2013-04-08 08:46:36 AM  

randomjsa: theknuckler_33: 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.

Pretty much this.

I'm not even bothered by the 'dance on your grave' behavior as much as the 'we did it but how dare you do it' behavior.


I'm all for dancing on her grave, go nuts!  Just don't get mad when someone dances on yours.
 
2013-04-08 08:46:44 AM  
Stay classy libs.
 
2013-04-08 08:46:56 AM  

theknuckler_33: 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.


I have little sympathy for people who's life goal appears to make the world a worse place.
 
2013-04-08 08:46:57 AM  
oh boo hoo hoo stop pointing out how clownishly evil the recently departed was :(
 
2013-04-08 08:47:11 AM  
RIP Mrs Thatcher

There are too few of your ilk, and I fear for our children's future because of that void.
 
2013-04-08 08:47:26 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.


It was Carter that moved a bunch of medium range missiles to Europe which scared the crap out of the Soviets.
 
2013-04-08 08:47:48 AM  
Party time for England now that the lizard queen puppet meister has finally croaked. Ahhhhhhhh. a joyous day indeed!
 
2013-04-08 08:47:56 AM  
guys stop acknowledging objective observable reality, it's mean
 
2013-04-08 08:48:32 AM  
www.sportscollectorsdaily.com
                    RIP Steel Curtain
 
2013-04-08 08:48:39 AM  

muck4doo: Stay classy libs.


Yeah.  April 8, 2013: The day the moral high ground was ceded.
 
2013-04-08 08:48:41 AM  
Imma let you finish, but I just wanna say, the exploited wrote the best tribute to Margaret Thatcher of all time.

http://youtu.be/EwnkFlVRCZc

Enjoy!
 
2013-04-08 08:49:01 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-08 08:49:06 AM  
None of us, including me, has done more good for freedom and fighting tyranny than her.  RIP Ms. Thatcher.


Shame on you to all who express joy over the death of any human being.
 
2013-04-08 08:49:37 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: 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.

Yeah, she and Reagan started the whole craze of "trickling down" on the poor.


Plenty of stuff is "trickling down" on the poor, it's just that none of it is money.

/think urine from a great height
 
2013-04-08 08:49:56 AM  
RIP Kitty Scratcher

www.moderncat.net
 
2013-04-08 08:50:06 AM  
No.10 has gone into absolute overdrive to pump out news to be buried today.
 
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