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2013-04-08 10:35:55 AM

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

No, she didn't. Neither did Reagan.

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.


Same totalitarianism but different economic model.
 
2013-04-08 10:36:33 AM

beta_plus: Epoch_Zero: beta_plus: The UK Pre-Thatcher:

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]

The UK Post-Thatcher:

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]

You lost libs and Labor.  Get over it.

/does NHS cover butt hurt?

What is "The result of a world war bombing the shiat out of everything and only leaving room for improvement, Alex?"

What is "using passive aggressive questions to hides one liberal butt hurt at being thoroughly schooled by others who you impotently and falsely accuse of logical fallacies, Alex?"

Answer:  Typical Fark Lib


Bubby, British women quit having children for a while. The birth rate plummeted. Why? World War I killed their grandfathers, fathers, uncles; WWII killed their fathers, uncles, brothers, sons; Korea killed their fathers, uncles, brothers, sons.

The UK women just decided if their countries were going to send their loved ones off to die, the women just weren't going to make loved ones anymore.
 
2013-04-08 10:37:31 AM

GoldSpider: PseUdononymous Savagery: When Carter dies, all of the republicans and Fox News will stand in line with the libs to fellate his corpse as well.

Nevertheless I kind of expect (hope?) the Fark thread will contain much less spittle.


Hahahah oh wow!
 
2013-04-08 10:37:34 AM

FarkedOver: GoldSpider: FarkedOver: How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

I suppose a few of us are curious if there's a chance you are profiting on the backs of the poor.

Impossible.  I own no capital.  I am not capable of profiteering off of someone's labor.


Do you have a 401k?
 
2013-04-08 10:37:46 AM

HotWingConspiracy: At least her spiritual successor is still here to guide us.

[austinisafecker.files.wordpress.com image 550x282]


LOL! Palin actually DID try to make herself into Thatcher 2.0 by going to the UK and asking for a visit to see Maggie (to help boost her conservative cred during the 2012 primaries, obviously). Thatcher and her staff wanted nothing to do with such a vapid glory whore and told her to sod off.
 
2013-04-08 10:38:40 AM

FarkedOver: GoldSpider: PseUdononymous Savagery: When Carter dies, all of the republicans and Fox News will stand in line with the libs to fellate his corpse as well.

Nevertheless I kind of expect (hope?) the Fark thread will contain much less spittle.

There will be dancing in the streets, as he was history's greatest monster.


I expect it to be more of a
www.cyclonefanatic.com
 
2013-04-08 10:38:48 AM

Haliburton Cummings: [i.imgur.com image 611x121]


Rot you withered ol' c0o0ont!


That reminds of unintentionally inappropriate website names.

Also, all I can think of is that Thatcher signed a non-agression pact with the Kro-Maggs on one Earth.
 
2013-04-08 10:39:10 AM

vygramul: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: FarkedOver: How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

I suppose a few of us are curious if there's a chance you are profiting on the backs of the poor.

Impossible.  I own no capital.  I am not capable of profiteering off of someone's labor.

Do you have a 401k?


The company I work for contributes to my 401k.  I have zero deducted from my pay check.
 
2013-04-08 10:39:51 AM
beta_plus:
What is "using passive aggressive questions to hides one liberal butt hurt at being thoroughly schooled by others who you impotently and falsely accuse of logical fallacies, Alex?"

Answer:  Typical Fark Lib


JEOPARDY DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-08 10:40:23 AM

FarkedOver: There will be dancing in the streets, as he was history's greatest monster.


Well for my pre-emptive contribution to that thread, Carter is a much better humanitarian than he was President.  His idealism (and naivete?) led him to believe those roles were one in the same.
 
2013-04-08 10:40:58 AM

Iron Chef Scottish: We're on our second bottle of champagne in this household.
Good riddance & a heartfelt fark you for what you did to our country.


Champagne? From France?
You, sir, are no true Scotsman!
 
Ehh
2013-04-08 10:41:13 AM

FarkinNortherner: Even if you applauded her policies, even if you think that the miners' strike had to be broken by any means, even if you think privatisation is the only appropriate response to the use of state assets, there's still this:

[news.bbc.co.uk image 300x180]

Margaret Thatcher with Augusto Pinochet, in 1999. Google 'DINA' if you don't know anything about Pinochet's time in government and/or you want to spend the day feeling nauseated.


This. Nobody made her shake hands with that butcher.
 
2013-04-08 10:41:22 AM

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.


Well no. I was also alive during that time, and therefore, I had as much to do with the downfall of the Soviet Union as she or Reagan did.

No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.
 
2013-04-08 10:41:25 AM

FarkedOver: vygramul: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: FarkedOver: How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

I suppose a few of us are curious if there's a chance you are profiting on the backs of the poor.

Impossible.  I own no capital.  I am not capable of profiteering off of someone's labor.

Do you have a 401k?

The company I work for contributes to my 401k.  I have zero deducted from my pay check.


That you're not contributing isn't relevant. You have a 401k. You own some capital that profits off of someone's labor. It may be tiny, it may be far, far less than someone who is profiting off of your labor, but you're still doing it.
 
2013-04-08 10:41:30 AM
Darren Hayman said it best: "We will laugh/the day that thatcher dies / even though we know it's not right / we will dance and sing all night"

Is it wrong to be gleeful at another person's passing? Probably, but she was an objectively awful person who did objectively awful things. So let's get to dancing.
 
2013-04-08 10:41:44 AM

GoldSpider: FarkedOver: There will be dancing in the streets, as he was history's greatest monster.

Well for my pre-emptive contribution to that thread, Carter is a much better humanitarian than he was President.  His idealism (and naivete?) led him to believe those roles were one in the same.


I would semi-agree. He has been a better ex-president than he was a president. But sadly, his malaise speech was spot on.
 
2013-04-08 10:41:44 AM
Damn, you libs really hate her.  She must have been doing something right!
 
2013-04-08 10:42:37 AM
Challenge ran again. Where did I ever laugh at Kennedy dieing or any popular lib. Go ahead, find it. Some of you act so disgusting in pretend of what has happened before.
 
2013-04-08 10:42:59 AM

TV's Vinnie: 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.

Well no. I was also alive during that time, and therefore, I had as much to do with the downfall of the Soviet Union as she or Reagan did.

No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.


You're implying that it worked at some point.
 
2013-04-08 10:43:03 AM

FarkedOver: The company I work for contributes to my 401k. I have zero deducted from my pay check.


They don't do that unless you opt-in.
 
2013-04-08 10:43:10 AM

vygramul: That you're not contributing isn't relevant. You have a 401k. You own some capital that profits off of someone's labor. It may be tiny, it may be far, far less than someone who is profiting off of your labor, but you're still doing it.


I'm not doing it.  My company is perpetuating it.  One day when I'm fully vested I will withdraw all the money and donate to communist guerrillas, ok?
 
2013-04-08 10:43:13 AM
excellent work as always, RIP meme-rs.
 
2013-04-08 10:43:26 AM

The_Sponge: Better dead than red.


I`m glad you have decided that would be your course of action. It gives us a 50/50 hope for a better world.
 
2013-04-08 10:43:31 AM

BMulligan: NateGrey: BMulligan: Her name was an anagram for "that great charmer." I know, because that was the Final Jeopardy question I got wrong when I appeared on the program. Just one more thing I hold against Margaret Thatcher.

Rod you ignorant slut.

Looks like you all go it wrong.

Yeah, we all got it wrong - if I had bet correctly, though, I would have won. Under the circumstances, betting nothing would have been the correct move.


Must of been an awesome experience. Congrats on making it on the show.
 
2013-04-08 10:43:45 AM

FarkedOver: Nabb1: FarkedOver: Nabb1: "Intellectual property," eh? So you do drug patents or something?

Sadly.

So you personally profit not only from the labor of others but off of putting up barriers to many poor people obtaining medicine?

Personally profiting and making a living are two different things.


How?
 
2013-04-08 10:43:52 AM
Nevertheless I kind of expect (hope?) the Fark thread will contain much less spittle.

Wow in a terrible terrible thread, somehow you managed to top everything.
 
2013-04-08 10:43:55 AM

m1ke: Damn, you libs really hate her.  She must have been doing something right!


i2.kym-cdn.com
OH - OH MY! HOW ORIGINAL AND FURTHERMORE
 
2013-04-08 10:44:48 AM

vygramul: No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.


Communism works just fine without outside influences poisoning the well.  Or so I hear.
 
2013-04-08 10:45:37 AM

m1ke: Damn, you libs really hate her.  She must have been doing something right!


You guys really need to learn how to sit back and enjoy the epic butt hurt
 
2013-04-08 10:45:52 AM

BgJonson79: FarkedOver: Nabb1: FarkedOver: Nabb1: "Intellectual property," eh? So you do drug patents or something?

Sadly.

So you personally profit not only from the labor of others but off of putting up barriers to many poor people obtaining medicine?

Personally profiting and making a living are two different things.

How?


Profit implies surplus.  Making a living means I don't want to die by starving or being exposed to the elements.  I work because I have to.  Owners of industry make obscene profits because..... 90 million is better than 89 million!!! Fark my workers!
 
2013-04-08 10:46:01 AM
I wish I could find the quote of John Cleese on the David Letterman show years ago.

A jovial Letterman asked a happy Cleese a question about Thatcher. Cleese became the Basil Fawlty from Hell in describing Thatcher.  Letterman almost fell out of his chair trying to back away from Cleese.

Rancorous quaffed old sow is tame compared to what Cleese said.
 
2013-04-08 10:46:29 AM

FarkedOver: vygramul: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: FarkedOver: How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

I suppose a few of us are curious if there's a chance you are profiting on the backs of the poor.

Impossible.  I own no capital.  I am not capable of profiteering off of someone's labor.

Do you have a 401k?

The company I work for contributes to my 401k.  I have zero deducted from my pay check.


You world view is as pathetic as your retirement planning.
 
2013-04-08 10:46:43 AM

beta_plus: Epoch_Zero: beta_plus: What is "using passive aggressive questions to hides one liberal butt hurt at being thoroughly schooled by others who you impotently and falsely accuse of logical fallacies, Alex?"

Answer:  Typical Fark Lib

Troll harder. I can barely feel it. HARDER.

Fark - where using facts to show liberals how their philosophy is a complete failure is considered trolling.


Dude, you posted a fake caricature of obamacare with a sickle and hammer. Those are not facts. That's tiptoeing Poe's Law.

TROLL. HARDER.
 
2013-04-08 10:46:48 AM

beta_plus: Epoch_Zero: beta_plus: What is "using passive aggressive questions to hides one liberal butt hurt at being thoroughly schooled by others who you impotently and falsely accuse of logical fallacies, Alex?"

Answer:  Typical Fark Lib

Troll harder. I can barely feel it. HARDER.

Fark - where using facts to show liberals how their philosophy is a complete failure is considered trolling.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-08 10:46:58 AM

FarkedOver: vygramul: FarkedOver: GoldSpider: FarkedOver: How is what I do for a living relevant to anything?

I suppose a few of us are curious if there's a chance you are profiting on the backs of the poor.

Impossible.  I own no capital.  I am not capable of profiteering off of someone's labor.

Do you have a 401k?

The company I work for contributes to my 401k.  I have zero deducted from my pay check.


You could chose to work someplace else or liquify your 401k and give the proceeds away.
 
2013-04-08 10:47:01 AM

Epoch_Zero: dwrash: Love her or hate her, she had the courage to go her own way and did't give a rats ass whether her party was coming along with her.

She is the embodyment of the kind of politician we need today.. instead we get the weak knee'd wusses that cave to even a small amount of public pressure.

Uh huh. I sure want a leader that does whatever they want regardless of public opinion.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x215]


So what?.. he made a mistake.. and the democrats went right along with him.  We all, democrats, republicans and independents like myself are just as guilty as Bush was.
 
2013-04-08 10:47:18 AM

GoldSpider: vygramul: No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.

Communism works just fine without outside influences poisoning the well.  Or so I hear.


The theory is it should be an international movement. Socialism in one country (i.e. Stalinism) is bogus and anti-marxist by it's very nature.
 
2013-04-08 10:47:20 AM
 
2013-04-08 10:48:32 AM

dwrash: Epoch_Zero: dwrash: Love her or hate her, she had the courage to go her own way and did't give a rats ass whether her party was coming along with her.

She is the embodyment of the kind of politician we need today.. instead we get the weak knee'd wusses that cave to even a small amount of public pressure.

Uh huh. I sure want a leader that does whatever they want regardless of public opinion.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x215]

So what?.. he made a mistake.. and the democrats went right along with him.  We all, democrats, republicans and independents like myself are just as guilty as Bush was.


Speak for yourself.
 
2013-04-08 10:48:41 AM
Not particular interest or affection for Thatcher but can't help but feeling another little bit of my youth was chipped away in hearing this. Dunno, weird feeling.
 
2013-04-08 10:48:47 AM
I'll admit, pretty much everything I learned about Thatcher is from the first run of Hellblazer.

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-08 10:48:54 AM

FarkedOver: BgJonson79: FarkedOver: Nabb1: FarkedOver: Nabb1: "Intellectual property," eh? So you do drug patents or something?

Sadly.

So you personally profit not only from the labor of others but off of putting up barriers to many poor people obtaining medicine?

Personally profiting and making a living are two different things.

How?

Profit implies surplus.  Making a living means I don't want to die by starving or being exposed to the elements.  I work because I have to.  Owners of industry make obscene profits because..... 90 million is better than 89 million!!! Fark my workers!


So you have no consumer goods in your house?
 
2013-04-08 10:49:03 AM
A visual representation of this thread, featuring  FarkedOver:
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-04-08 10:49:05 AM

TV's Vinnie: 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.

Well no. I was also alive during that time, and therefore, I had as much to do with the downfall of the Soviet Union as she or Reagan did.

No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.


michellesegar.com www.sweettaterblog.com

et al. brought down the Soviet Union...IMHO
 
2013-04-08 10:49:17 AM

muck4doo: Challenge ran again. Where did I ever laugh at Kennedy dieing or any popular lib. Go ahead, find it. Some of you act so disgusting in pretend of what has happened before.


You're expressing disgust at libs. That suggests you think conservatives don't do it. So it's not a matter of finding something YOU said, but if there's a number of such dancing on graves of liberals. (Obviously, one or two comments wouldn't be enough.)

Let's pick one. Name a liberal politician who died recently and warranted a thread on fark. Let us see if there were conservatives crowing. If there were, you should amend your complaint to people in general who do this, not just level your ire at liberals while ignoring conservatives who do the same thing.

/I had a drink when Osama got nailed
//I'll have a drink when Castro finally gets to meet his maker
 
2013-04-08 10:49:35 AM

beta_plus: The UK Pre-Thatcher:

The UK Post-Thatcher

You lost libs and Labor.  Get over it.


London was the pre-eminent European centre for financial services before and after Thatcher but her policies did, in part, create that skyline and the bubble that blew up there, but not before they'd created another bubble in the City.

The development at Canary Wharf arose from the need to accomodate large numbers of computer terminals as electronic trading replaced traditional trading floors as well as the deregulation which permitted banks to operate outside the City. This initially led to a property boom, with vast valuations placed on the 'new' land freed up (courtesy of government money) at Canary Wharf.

Many of the buildings in the City which accomodated those trading floors lay empty for years after the move to Canary Wharf and the associated collapse in property values eventually knocked over Olympia and York Canary Wharf Limited. Some of them, such as the NatWest Tower (Tower 42) and Old Billingsgate Market, remain underutilised and state subsidised to this day.

Incidentally, I'm a top rate tax payer and I spend much of the week sitting in one of those buildings. Objectively I'm better off under the Tories. Shame about the rest of the country...
 
2013-04-08 10:50:36 AM

GoldSpider: vygramul: No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.

Communism works just fine without outside influences poisoning the well.  Or so I hear.


Woah! Mind the attributions!
 
2013-04-08 10:50:46 AM

FarkedOver: The theory is it should be an international movement.


It also depends largely on ideological purity for it to work, which means it often must be enforced at the point of a gun.
 
2013-04-08 10:51:26 AM

Jackson Herring: Nevertheless I kind of expect (hope?) the Fark thread will contain much less spittle.

Wow in a terrible terrible thread, somehow you managed to top everything.


In a terrible terrible thread, it wasn't surprising you couldn't give any condolences. Your system has already failed.
 
2013-04-08 10:51:35 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: TV's Vinnie: 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.

Well no. I was also alive during that time, and therefore, I had as much to do with the downfall of the Soviet Union as she or Reagan did.

No one brought down the Soviets. They did it to themselves. Their system simply.stopped.working.

[michellesegar.com image 228x270] [www.sweettaterblog.com image 311x248]

et al. brought down the Soviet Union...IMHO


I had literature teacher once tell us that "In this world, you don't send in militarism to beat people anymore. You send in Ronald McDonald and Barney." At the time I had no idea what he was talking about.
 
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