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2013-04-08 09:23:00 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
RIP Hobbit Dancers
 
2013-04-08 09:23:47 AM  
...And the sun rose on a better world.
 
2013-04-08 09:23:50 AM  

doyner: We're cool.


you're cool with a guy who's entire point was "libs bad"?
 
2013-04-08 09:23:52 AM  

Slaxl: A lot of people don't remember the state the country was in when she came into power. The previous Labour government had been crippled by their own unions. The unions and Arthur Scargill were massively deleterious to the country. They had to be stopped.


By closing an entire industry, with knock-on effects to countless others, on the basis of spurious claims regarding its profitability? Yes, there were catastrophic labour disputes in the late 1970s, this was true across much of Europe. Other countries didn't demolish their energy independence to resolve the problem.

Also there seems to be some opinion that the Falklands war was either of her own manufacture, or a fortuitous something that saved her. Both are obviously wrong.

The latter claim is certainly not 'obviously wrong', Thatcher enjoyed a clear electoral uplift from Britain's success in the Falklands. Whether there was a conscious effort to provoke the war is debatable, but the withdrawl of Endurance despite Barker's warnings was a puzzling moment in post-war brinkmanship.

You won't see this kind of spite and venom when Blair dies

Yes you will and it will be richly deserved.
 
2013-04-08 09:24:13 AM  

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


Why, did Obama comment here?
 
2013-04-08 09:24:22 AM  

Ecobuckeye: Barnstormer: I'll always think of Bono's tribute to her at the Conspiracy of Hope - Amnesty International concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNASMkj0Dyc


"It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor..."

You probably know that that song was recorded by Bob Dylan fifteen years before she became Prime Minister, but just in case...

/honestly not trying to be snarky
//this time


Seriously, who doesn't? Bringin' It All Back Home is my favorite Dylan album.
 
2013-04-08 09:24:50 AM  

RanDomino: Finally. About 25 years too late.


Stay classy.

/SMH
 
2013-04-08 09:24:50 AM  
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?
 
2013-04-08 09:25:18 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!


I don't usually bother with death threads, but there was a mod demanding courtesy in a thread? About a liberal politician?
 
2013-04-08 09:25:29 AM  
Is this the thread where Gen Y American hipsters who weren't even alive in the 80's talk about Margaret Thatcher based on what other people are saying about Margaret Thatcher?
 
2013-04-08 09:25:38 AM  
I admit I'm a bit taken aback by how many enlightened Farkers seem to feel threatened by a strong woman in political leadership.
 
2013-04-08 09:25:46 AM  

Jackson Herring: doyner: We're cool.

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


You missed the point. That is nothing new with you.
 
2013-04-08 09:26:05 AM  

www.biography.com

RIP  THAT   CHER

 
2013-04-08 09:26:13 AM  

d23: Every human death is a tragedy


"You know who else's death was a tragedy?"
 
2013-04-08 09:26:46 AM  
She turned me into a newt!
 
2013-04-08 09:27:03 AM  

verbaltoxin: Crude: Off to reddit! EABOD!

So you can be downvoted into oblivion by 19 year old college liberals?


Brave Level: So. Verging on [le]terally $agan.

/IAMA person running away, AMA!
 
2013-04-08 09:28:23 AM  

topcon: Is this the thread where Gen Y American hipsters who weren't even alive in the 80's talk about Margaret Thatcher based on what other people are saying about Margaret Thatcher?


o/

Yep, I was born in the 80s and have animosity towards her because I learned some sh*t in history classes.
 
2013-04-08 09:28:41 AM  

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?


True dat. I used to hang with conservative baptists back in the day, and never saw nearly as much smug self-righteous judgmentalism as I do in the average fark politics thread.
 
2013-04-08 09:29:07 AM  
I seriously wonder WTF will happen to Fark the day Abe Vigoda actually dies.  It will be a very strange day indeed.
 
2013-04-08 09:29:57 AM  
hipsters? jesus farking christ that is some weak shiat
 
2013-04-08 09:30:14 AM  

Spaghetti Eatin' Goombah: I seriously wonder WTF will happen to Fark the day Abe Vigoda actually dies.  It will be a very strange day indeed.


A Pia Zadora pic with "RIP" underneath?
 
2013-04-08 09:30:15 AM  
For once that coont did something I agree with!
 
2013-04-08 09:31:07 AM  
Two (or better) hours and WITI (the local Faux affiliate) has not made a mention of this. Nonetheless, RIP...
 
2013-04-08 09:31:14 AM  
The only thing truly sad about this is that she didn't die sooner.  Rot in hell you fark.
 
2013-04-08 09:31:37 AM  

czetie: 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).


I dont know about that other stuff, but everything Ive read about the Falklands war pretty much puts the blame on the Argentinian government trying to wag the dog by retaking something that was never really theirs to begin with (saying you own something in you constitution doesnt necessarily make it so).  I guess Thatcher could have given up the Falklands.  Is that what you are saying should have happened?  The people living in the Falklands would probably disagree.
 
2013-04-08 09:33:39 AM  
A state funeral would be abhorrent for vast swathes of Britain that were blighted by her policies and have never recovered.
 
2013-04-08 09:33:41 AM  

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.
 
2013-04-08 09:33:42 AM  
 
2013-04-08 09:33:52 AM  

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.
 
2013-04-08 09:33:55 AM  
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.
 
2013-04-08 09:34:16 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
RIP Martin Catcher
 
2013-04-08 09:34:29 AM  
farm4.static.flickr.com

RIP MARLINS CATCHER

 
2013-04-08 09:35:01 AM  
And of all the things she did.  The most unforgivable was this abomination:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-08 09:35:08 AM  
The Daily Mail comments are fun. There's one relatively balanced reply in the top ten, but it does contain this gem:

Leftists should note - allowing council tenants to buy their homes was manna from heaven and was enthusiastically embraced by them despite what you think or say.

Nobody thinks that allowing council tenants to buy their own homes was bad for those particular tenants. It's the catastrophic effect on society that was the problem, removing low-income housing where it was most needed and leaving only the least desirable residences to an irrevocable spiral of decay and deprivation, but, "you know, there is no such thing as society."
 
2013-04-08 09:35:12 AM  

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.


welcometofark.jpg
 
2013-04-08 09:35:31 AM  

farkingbubbler: Two (or better) hours and WITI (the local Faux affiliate) has not made a mention of this. Nonetheless, RIP...


Nevermind. It got all of 20 seconds of mention. Traffic got a whole minute (complete with artsy-fartsy animated map).
 
2013-04-08 09:36:42 AM  

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.
 
2013-04-08 09:36:43 AM  
It's just a rumour that they spread around town...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6T9qp9XbRY&feature=share
 
2013-04-08 09:36:46 AM  
Obligatory Pete Wylie

Sorry if posted already, but a great dance on the grave song, bears repeating
 
2013-04-08 09:37:04 AM  

fonebone77: czetie: 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).

I dont know about that other stuff, but everything Ive read about the Falklands war pretty much puts the blame on the Argentinian government trying to wag the dog by retaking something that was never really theirs to begin with (saying you own something in you constitution doesnt necessarily make it so).  I guess Thatcher could have given up the Falklands.  Is that what you are saying should have happened?  The people living in the Falklands would probably disagree.


Brezhnev took Afghanistan.
Begin took Beirut.
Galtieri took the Union Jack.
And Maggie, over lunch one day,
Took a cruiser with all hands.
Apparently, to make him give it back

Argentina has no legitimate claim to the Falklands and the only reason people take their side is because they see their proximity to Argentina and know just enough about British history to make the relatively safe assumption that the Brits took it from someone.
 
2013-04-08 09:37:34 AM  
Is this Reagan redux?
 
2013-04-08 09:38:10 AM  

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.


Dude.. If you're going to post the same sentiment over and over again at least make it vaguely witty.

/celibrate? Is that a party for people not having sex?
 
2013-04-08 09:39:06 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.


I can't wait for people like you to get all huffy puffy when people like me will celebrate Castro's death.
 
2013-04-08 09:39:43 AM  
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.
 
2013-04-08 09:39:54 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.


Like, e.g. The Mekons.
 
2013-04-08 09:40:19 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.


I can tell you're not a REAL Scotsman, as I'm sure you'll be hearing soon enough from actual ones.
 
2013-04-08 09:40:27 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.


I bet you are still hung over from your Chavez party.
 
2013-04-08 09:40:54 AM  
I'm not a US liberal born in the 80s or whatever the assumption was further up.
Born in the 60s, British, apolitical.
Growing up in the 80s was farking grim in England, honestly, you can all laugh and joke, name-call and get your panties in a wad, but it was grim and we are still in the same mess as post-Thatcher all politicians here have morphed into the same sort of beast - posh boys that want to horde gold.
 
2013-04-08 09:40:57 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.


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