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2013-04-08 09:41:18 AM
Ronald Reagan: check!
Margaret Thatcher: check!
George HW Bush: meh
George W Bush: *sigh*
Vladimit Putin: *grumble*
Rush Limbaugh: *shakes fist*
Dick Cheney: *throws TV into wall*

/Seriously, when Dick Cheney dies I am going to throw a party.
 
2013-04-08 09:41:32 AM
wow, lib hate machine out in full force this morning!
 
2013-04-08 09:42:03 AM

Jackson Herring: doyner: We're cool.

you're cool with a guy who's entire point was "libs bad"?


I'm cool with him being civil to me.  I'm cool with not dancing on Thatcher's grave.  I'm cool with respectfully disagreeing.  Yes, I disagreed with his charactarization of liberals--still do--but despite that, and due to pretty much everything he's posted since, I have no issue.  I'm sure we'll disagree in some other thread, but his point about demonizing is spot on.

Civility is the antithesis of demogogy. Civility needs to be nurtured.
 
2013-04-08 09:42:16 AM

FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.

I can't wait for people like you to get all huffy puffy when people like me will celebrate Castro's death.

We already saw "compassionate conservatism" when Chavez died.  So spare me your bullshiat.


Call me crazy, but if somebody hates America, I will hate him right back.
 
2013-04-08 09:42:18 AM

keylock71: Heh... Gerry Adams' statement on her death:

Margaret Thatcher did great hurt to the Irish and British people during her time as British Prime Minister.
Working class communities were devastated in Britain because of her policies.
Her role in international affairs was equally belligerent whether in support of the Chilean dictator Pinochet, her opposition to sanctions against apartheid South Africa; and her support for the Khmer Rouge.
Here in Ireland her espousal of old draconian militaristic policies prolonged the war and caused great suffering. She embraced censorship, collusion and the killing of citizens by covert operations, including the targeting of solicitors like Pat Finucane, alongside more open military operations and refused to recognise the rights of citizens to vote for parties of their choice.
Her failed efforts to criminalise the republican struggle and the political prisoners is part of her legacy.
It should be noted that in complete contradiction of her public posturing, she authorised a back channel of communications with the Sinn Féin leadership but failed to act on the logic of this.
Unfortunately she was faced with weak Irish governments who failed to oppose her securocrat agenda or to enlist international support in defence of citizens in the north.
Margaret Thatcher will be especially remembered for her shameful role during the epic hunger strikes of 1980 and '81.
Her Irish policy failed miserably.

Ought to ruffle a few feathers.


fark Gerry Adams too. He deserves as much criticism as Thatcher.
 
2013-04-08 09:42:41 AM

phaseolus: My condolences to her family and all, but ...

WTF is it with conservatives and their damned hero worship??!? She wasn't Jesus with lady parts.


I agree, I don't get that either. But I also don't get the whole "rot in hell" sentiment. She was a conservative politician and as such she did what conservatives at the time would do. She is neither an angel nor a devil, she was just a human, and one who had a rather interesting life.
 
2013-04-08 09:43:07 AM
I've really hit the ignore button here.
 
2013-04-08 09:43:16 AM

FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.

I can't wait for people like you to get all huffy puffy when people like me will celebrate Castro's death.

We already saw "compassionate conservatism" when Chavez died.  So spare me your bullshiat.


Remember kids:

If you are left wing and hate America, all is forgiven.
 
2013-04-08 09:43:33 AM

ChuDogg: Is this Reagan redux?


She's Britain's Reagan. And worked just as hard as he did to fellate the rich. It's a reason they were such good friends - both shared the dementia and hatred for common people. Why do you think she forced herself to change her accent?
 
2013-04-08 09:43:36 AM
To the cosmos, ma'am.  I didn't agree with your politics, but at least you showed women could be just as ruthless and scurrilous as the men.
 
2013-04-08 09:44:22 AM

The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.

I can't wait for people like you to get all huffy puffy when people like me will celebrate Castro's death.

We already saw "compassionate conservatism" when Chavez died.  So spare me your bullshiat.

Call me crazy, but if somebody hates America, I will hate him right back.


I would to if America actively supported a coup against me.  America sucks in MANY different ways and for many different reasons.

/yes i am american
//fark america.
 
2013-04-08 09:44:42 AM
muck4doo:

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Does demonizing an opponent really make your world more just and helpful? Do people really believe that their way is the only way, and everyone who disagrees with them are just trying to hurt the world? It sure seems like it on Fark. I understand where the left is coming from. I understand where the right is coming from. There are no perfect solutions, just knowing when to balance things at the right time. People who demonize Thatcher and Reagan make me sick. People who demonize Ted Kennedy and Obama make me sick. No one gets into office with the goal of making the world a worse place. Why don't some of you try having some class sometime? We all have seen what happens when nations all agree on one ideology and think it their fate to spread it on everyone else.

History is rather clear about the actions of Ms. Thatcher and the tremendous harm they caused on others, her knowledge that her actions would harm others, and her absolute callousness and indifference about the harm that her actions would cause others.

If, in addition to the purported moral high ground you are taking today, you also spent your time chiding others for celebrating Quadaffi's death, then I applaud your consistency. I, however, am just fine with feeling joy when a monster leaves this world, be it Quadaffi, bin Laden, Kim Jong ill, Pinochet, or Thatcher (among others).

Being critical of someone's actions (and the massive harm they caused) is not the same as wanting to spread the Third Reich, Communism, or the Caliphate.
 
2013-04-08 09:44:52 AM

Crude: So, uh, where is the message from the Moderator reminding asshole Leftists to keep their comments respectful?


There's a reason why FARK.com is dying, you're just too stupid to figure it out.


Off to reddit! EABOD!


Well...I guess I won't attending the next Fark party in the Twin Cities.
 
2013-04-08 09:45:00 AM

FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.

I can't wait for people like you to get all huffy puffy when people like me will celebrate Castro's death.

We already saw "compassionate conservatism" when Chavez died.  So spare me your bullshiat.

Call me crazy, but if somebody hates America, I will hate him right back.

I would to if America actively supported a coup against me.  America sucks in MANY different ways and for many different reasons.

/yes i am american
//fark america.


Then please leave.
 
2013-04-08 09:45:06 AM
Margaret Thatcher, objectively pro-apartheid: "'The ANC is a typical terrorist organisation ... Anyone who thinks it is going to run the government in South Africa is living in cloud-cuckoo land'"
 
2013-04-08 09:45:21 AM

The_Sponge: FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.

I can't wait for people like you to get all huffy puffy when people like me will celebrate Castro's death.


Any time a communist leader dies, I buy myself something nice.
 
2013-04-08 09:45:27 AM

Fish_Fight!: wow, lib hate machine out in full force this morning!


Why deny her what she worked so hard for?
 
2013-04-08 09:45:31 AM

The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.

I can't wait for people like you to get all huffy puffy when people like me will celebrate Castro's death.

We already saw "compassionate conservatism" when Chavez died.  So spare me your bullshiat.

Call me crazy, but if somebody hates America, I will hate him right back.


That is a genuinely crazy viewpoint to hold. You're crazy.
 
2013-04-08 09:45:42 AM

Coco LaFemme: To the cosmos, ma'am.  I didn't agree with your politics, but at least you showed women could be just as ruthless and scurrilous as the men.


THIS is how to voice disapproval.
 
2013-04-08 09:45:45 AM
Good riddance. She and Reagan will catch up over tea in hell tonight.
 
2013-04-08 09:45:49 AM

The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.

I can't wait for people like you to get all huffy puffy when people like me will celebrate Castro's death.

We already saw "compassionate conservatism" when Chavez died.  So spare me your bullshiat.

Call me crazy, but if somebody hates America, I will hate him right back.

I would to if America actively supported a coup against me.  America sucks in MANY different ways and for many different reasons.

/yes i am american
//fark america.

Then please leave.


Nope, I'd rather stay here in the belly of the beast and fight for change.  Thanks any way though.
 
2013-04-08 09:45:59 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: HaywoodJablonski: Between this thread and the one about the evamgelist's dead son, can I take my Obama vote back?

Why, has Obama started posting on Fark?


Yeah, he's quite an accomplished troll, so you may have him on your Ignore list
 
2013-04-08 09:46:02 AM
THE iron lady? I thought all women did the ironing.
 
2013-04-08 09:46:53 AM
I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

The Liberal PC Police strike again.
 
2013-04-08 09:47:15 AM
Anyone care to wager on whether the Tories will try to hold a snap election to take advantage of Thatcher sympathy and rid themselves of the need for an alliance with the LibDems?
 
2013-04-08 09:47:54 AM
epguides.com
Torie MP Alan B'Stard (Haltemprice constituency) is unavailable for comment as he has locked himself in his office and refuses to come out until someone tells him that it's not true.
 
2013-04-08 09:48:19 AM

nekom: A huge force in history, whether you liked or hated her politics.  May she rest in peace.


Look, second post and the thread's done.

Her response to the Falklands will always play number #1 for me. I disagree with many of her domestic policies but her foreign policy was spot on.

Godspeed.
 
2013-04-08 09:49:14 AM

Coco LaFemme: To the cosmos, ma'am.  I didn't agree with your politics, but at least you showed women could be just as ruthless and scurrilous as the men.


She single-handedly proved the, "if women were in charge, there would be no wars," to be the bullshiat it is.
 
2013-04-08 09:49:42 AM

keylock71: Heh... Gerry Adams' statement on her death:

Margaret Thatcher did great hurt to the Irish and British people during her time as British Prime Minister.
Working class communities were devastated in Britain because of her policies.
Her role in international affairs was equally belligerent whether in support of the Chilean dictator Pinochet, her opposition to sanctions against apartheid South Africa; and her support for the Khmer Rouge.
Here in Ireland her espousal of old draconian militaristic policies prolonged the war and caused great suffering. She embraced censorship, collusion and the killing of citizens by covert operations, including the targeting of solicitors like Pat Finucane, alongside more open military operations and refused to recognise the rights of citizens to vote for parties of their choice.
Her failed efforts to criminalise the republican struggle and the political prisoners is part of her legacy.
It should be noted that in complete contradiction of her public posturing, she authorised a back channel of communications with the Sinn Féin leadership but failed to act on the logic of this.
Unfortunately she was faced with weak Irish governments who failed to oppose her securocrat agenda or to enlist international support in defence of citizens in the north.
Margaret Thatcher will be especially remembered for her shameful role during the epic hunger strikes of 1980 and '81.
Her Irish policy failed miserably.

Ought to ruffle a few feathers.


I wonder how many years he spent working on that!
 
2013-04-08 09:50:06 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.


You're certainly trolling hard.  Too hard to be believable.
 
2013-04-08 09:50:35 AM

FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: The_Sponge: FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.

I can't wait for people like you to get all huffy puffy when people like me will celebrate Castro's death.

We already saw "compassionate conservatism" when Chavez died.  So spare me your bullshiat.

Call me crazy, but if somebody hates America, I will hate him right back.

I would to if America actively supported a coup against me.  America sucks in MANY different ways and for many different reasons.

/yes i am american
//fark america.

Then please leave.

Nope, I'd rather stay here in the belly of the beast and fight for change.  Thanks any way though.


Oooooh.... You're so cool and edgy. I bet you're a socialist because you never accomplished anything, and you think the world owes you a living. In other words, grow up.
 
2013-04-08 09:50:35 AM

FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.


Your comments shall forever appear with a glorious red background in my Fark to commemorate this sunny day in England
 
2013-04-08 09:50:57 AM

Purple_Jack: Good night, you evil old witch.


Ya know how I know you're a liberal...
 
2013-04-08 09:51:00 AM
 

keylock71: Ought to ruffle a few feathers.


I don't feel that Adams occupies the moral high ground on almost any subject, but he's on particularly shaky territory where "causing great suffering" is concerned.

newsimg.bbc.co.uk

I rather prefer Tony Benn's (pre-mortem) epitaph:

Politicians are divided into signposts and weathercocks. Neil Kinnock gave up everything he believed in to get power and ended up with no one believing him about anything. That makes him a weathercock. Margaret Thatcher was a signpost. The trouble was, I thought her sign pointed in the wrong direction. She was not affected by spin-doctors, she said what she meant and people knew what they were voting for.
 
2013-04-08 09:51:47 AM

jamspoon: FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.

Your comments shall forever appear with a glorious red background in my Fark to commemorate this sunny day in England


I'm red until i'm dead baby.
 
2013-04-08 09:51:58 AM
i.imgur.com

"Oliver Twist! Jeffrey Dickens! Back to Victorian values! I HOPE YOU'RE SATISFIED, THATCHER!"

 
2013-04-08 09:52:36 AM

FarkedOver: jamspoon: FarkedOver: muck4doo: FarkedOver: The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.

I'm done. Fark libs, celibrate.

HA! I'm not a liberal.  Liberals probably mourn her loss as well.  I'm a socialist.  I hope Maggie is greeted by her buddy Pinochet at the gates of hell.  This woman deserves no respect and no ounce of sympathy for the war she waged on working people.

Your comments shall forever appear with a glorious red background in my Fark to commemorate this sunny day in England

I'm red until i'm dead baby.


Better dead than red.
 
2013-04-08 09:53:02 AM
www.hollywoodmemorabilia.com

RIP Mark, Great Catcher

 
2013-04-08 09:53:03 AM
Thatcher's been in Hell for an hour and already shut 3 furnaces.
 
2013-04-08 09:53:10 AM
England's stealth fascist.
 
2013-04-08 09:53:18 AM

Kome: Civil_War2_Time: Kome

Civil_War2_Time: There's no hate like liberal hate!

Because unlike conservative hate, it's usually justified...

Be honest. That's what you were really trying to say, wasn't it?

Well, based on the words that immediately follow where you cut my post off, yes. For something to be justified, well, it needs to have good reasons. The part of my post you cut off are the reasons.

By the way, I said all that AS A CONSERVATIVE who is just sick and f*cking tired of what conservatism has become. "Oh, you're poor? You must be stupid so we're going to take away food for your children and prevent you from getting medical care." "Oh, you're gay? You're a horrible thing that shouldn't even be considered human. How dare you want to be treated as equal." "Oh, you're a woman? You deserve to be raped. Legitimately." F*ck modern day conservatism and what it's done to... well... everyone who wasn't born a male WASP with a silver spoon in their mouths.


Stop watching/reading so much news...regardless of the source. You're projecting on how you feel most conservatives think, and that's not reality.

Many people are voted into office on their campaign promises, yet they then shun those very promises to their constituents to further their own hidden agenda.

It happens on BOTH sides of the aisle, and it sucks.

But what you're seeing in the 24/7 news cycle is just for ratings. So, stop watching/reading so much of it. I promise you that you'll be a happier person by doing just that.
 
2013-04-08 09:53:46 AM

The_Sponge: Oooooh.... You're so cool and edgy. I bet you're a socialist because you never accomplished anything, and you think the world owes you a living. In other words, grow up.


The world belongs to the workers my friend.  I don't consider myself cool and/or edgy.  But hey, you know what is cool and edgy? Letting prisoners in N. Ireland die because of the terrible conditions they were forced to endure.  Real edgy and real cool!!
 
2013-04-08 09:54:04 AM
I have to admit I don't know much about Thatcher or her policies, but I do know Scotland hates her and she dismissed Mandela as a terrorist.
 
2013-04-08 09:54:40 AM

Jake Havechek: England's stealth fascist.


"stealth?"
 
2013-04-08 09:54:40 AM
A relic of an age best forgotten.
 
2013-04-08 09:55:05 AM

radiofreewill: Anyone care to wager on whether the Tories will try to hold a snap election to take advantage of Thatcher sympathy and rid themselves of the need for an alliance with the LibDems?


Not a chance. Thatcher is too divisive for the Tories to gain political ground amongst the wavering middle. It's also becoming increasingly obvious that Osborne couldn't find his own arse with two hands and a map, which wouldn't do them any favours at the polls. Well worth keeping an eye out for what unpopular press and policy releases come out in the next few days, while nobody's looking, though.
 
2013-04-08 09:55:12 AM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 203x152]

"Oliver Twist! Jeffrey Dickens! Back to Victorian values! I HOPE YOU'RE SATISFIED, THATCHER!"


You win. I was perusing the thread and thought of Rick at about half of these comments. Perfect.
 
2013-04-08 09:55:16 AM

Purple_Jack: Thatcher's been in Hell for an hour and already shut 3 furnaces.


No doubt in the low-income neighborhoods.
 
2013-04-08 09:55:16 AM

WaitWhatWhy: So, who won the pool?


Not Rod Stewart. He had Maggie - May
 
2013-04-08 09:55:19 AM
Yeah, everyone has claimed the Falklands at some point in time.  The trouble is that not many have actually wanted to put any work into keeping it.
 
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