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(The Atlantic)   Margaret Thatcher: destroyer of all that was good and noble about Engl-- wha? She helped invent soft-serve ice cream? THAT MONSTER   (theatlantic.com) divider line 69
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2013-04-08 11:43:41 AM
Soft serve ice cream is an abomination surpassed only by soft serve yogurt. Ice cream should be eaten in scoops or not at all.
 
2013-04-08 11:53:50 AM
I find it difficult to have a passionate opinion on this subject.
 
2013-04-08 11:56:24 AM
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So please think of Thatcher & England while the twisting coil excretes from the puckered orifice.
 
2013-04-08 12:08:46 PM
well what do you know. something positive I can say about her after all.
 
2013-04-08 12:21:27 PM
files.doobybrain.com
 
2013-04-08 12:21:38 PM
Hitler helped invent the VW beetle. Just sayin.
 
2013-04-08 12:21:47 PM
i like soft serve...both ice cream and frozen yogurt

but i also like regular ice cream

so, really...who cares

/dippin' dots are too f'ing cold, though
 
2013-04-08 12:21:52 PM
Hello repeat.

See: " Iron lady rusts in peace"
 
2013-04-08 12:21:53 PM
Well I'll have a soft serve shiat in her dishonour then.
 
2013-04-08 12:22:01 PM
So she was making me soft-serve while at the same time making me hard?
 
2013-04-08 12:23:59 PM
But I like soft serve ice cream! :(
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-04-08 12:24:01 PM
 
2013-04-08 12:24:19 PM
People enjoying food that I don't enjoy?  Burn them!

bungle_jr:
/dippin' dots are too f'ing cold, though

But how they're made is awesome.
 
2013-04-08 12:25:35 PM
Well where she's going that ice cream would melt pretty damn quick.
 
2013-04-08 12:26:40 PM

TheSwizz: People enjoying food that I don't enjoy?  Burn them!

bungle_jr:
/dippin' dots are too f'ing cold, though

But how they're made is awesome.


truth...it's a fascinating process...but also the reason they're too cold for my liking
 
2013-04-08 12:27:01 PM

Cold_Sassy: Hello repeat.

See: " Iron lady rusts in peace"


That wasn't about her contribution to the field of ice cream related products, so no, it ain't a repeat.
 
2013-04-08 12:34:51 PM
Margaret Thatcher dead on a cold day! Margaret Thatcher dead on a cold day!
 
2013-04-08 12:37:10 PM

jbc: Or not.

The soft serve formula was first developed in 1938 by John Fremont "Grandpa" McCullough, (1871‒1963), and his son Bradley.[1] They convinced friend and customer Sheb Noble to offer the product in his ice cream store in Kankakee, Illinois. On the first day of sales, Noble dished out more than 1,600 servings of the new dessert within two hours.


it is so cute that you think Wikipedia is a valid source.
 
2013-04-08 12:39:12 PM
Given that soft serve Icecream is just a way of selling you a large tub of ice-cream that is mostly air, she doesn't garner my approval for being involved in this heinous act..
 
2013-04-08 12:42:16 PM
I prefer traditional ice cream, but being a Southerner, I still have an appreciation for the occasional soft serve from Dairy Queen.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-04-08 12:45:30 PM

twentypoundsofderp: it is so cute that you think Wikipedia is a valid source.


It is so cute you think anyone values your opinion. Do you want to challenge this link, too?

Our phenomenal story began with the 10-cent sale of a then unnamed product on August 4, 1938, in Kankakee, Illinois.
 
2013-04-08 12:57:21 PM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-08 01:01:55 PM
FTA: To help figure out a way to whip extra air into ice cream using emulsifiers -- so that the ice cream could be manufactured with fewer ingredients, thereby reducing production costs.

Another reason to hate the f*cking b*tch.  She basically invented the precursor to Hershey's mockolate, partially hydrogenated oils, HFCS, and those farking whipped yogurts too.
 
2013-04-08 01:02:12 PM
jbc:
Our phenomenal story began with the 10-cent sale of a then unnamed product on August 4, 1938, in Kankakee, Illinois.

Which is interesting, since Tom Carvel started in Hartsdale, NY, 1934/36.

http://www.carvel.com/about-us/history
 
2013-04-08 01:08:56 PM
I don't get the unbridled hatred for Thatcher. What did she do aside from telling Argentina and trade unions to politely go fark themselves?

Can a UK farker explain this for me?
 
2013-04-08 01:14:58 PM

BokChoy: I don't get the unbridled hatred for Thatcher. What did she do aside from telling Argentina and trade unions to politely go fark themselves?

Can a UK farker explain this for me?


there's this thing called movies. and books -- non-fiction histories and biographies and stuff. then there are history classes in public schools that can actually teach you stuff if you don't skip and stay awake. there's even this thing called Wikipedia.

Oh and as far as Thatcher and soft-serve, why did I immediately think of two girls one cup when I read the fark headline? I mean besides the fact that I am a sick fark.
 
2013-04-08 01:18:28 PM
BokChoy:
I don't get the unbridled hatred for Thatcher. What did she do aside from telling Argentina and trade unions to politely go fark themselves?

Just remember that anyone who does well in politics and is anywhere right-of-center is an abomination to many people. The fact that she got along well with Reagan is just icing on the cake.

I'm amazed at the amount of spewing venom I've seen today - mostly coming from people who were (at most) in elementary school when she was Prime Minister. One of them even blathered on about how she was responsible for the King's Cross Fire (no, she wasn't).
 
2013-04-08 01:18:50 PM
So back in the day the far left demonized her as 'Milk Snatcher' for taking milk out of the daily lunch of those over 7 and today the far left hate milk and thing no one should drink it because its poison and exploits cows.
 
2013-04-08 01:23:49 PM
Should I ever decide to take up groping as a career path, I believe "The Milk Snatcher" will be my name.

/Japanese porn 90% fondling 10% porn.
 
2013-04-08 01:24:47 PM

hillary: BokChoy: I don't get the unbridled hatred for Thatcher. What did she do aside from telling Argentina and trade unions to politely go fark themselves?

Can a UK farker explain this for me?

there's this thing called movies. and books -- non-fiction histories and biographies and stuff. then there are history classes in public schools that can actually teach you stuff if you don't skip and stay awake. there's even this thing called Wikipedia.


Reading comprehension isn't your thing, apparently.
 
2013-04-08 01:24:51 PM

leonel: But I like soft serve ice cream! :(


Me too.
 
2013-04-08 01:27:32 PM
But ... but ... she broke the glass ceiling!!
 
2013-04-08 01:27:58 PM
hillary:
there's this thing called movies. and books -- non-fiction histories and biographies and stuff. then there are history classes in public schools that can actually teach you stuff if you don't skip and stay awake. there's even this thing called Wikipedia.

Pretty much none of those things explain the overflowing hatred we've been seeing here (and in other places) for Thatcher. She's been out of office for over 20 years. Heck, read the Wiki article about Thatcher, and tell us what part of that article explains the sheer volume of bile we're seeing from some folks.
 
2013-04-08 01:32:22 PM

jbc: twentypoundsofderp: it is so cute that you think Wikipedia is a valid source.

It is so cute you think anyone values your opinion.


You valued it enough to respond.

Do you want to challenge this link, too?

Oh look, your source is a company saying that they did something.  Do you always cite company PR as truth?
 
2013-04-08 01:42:05 PM

BokChoy: I don't get the unbridled hatred for Thatcher. What did she do aside from telling Argentina and trade unions to politely go fark themselves?

Can a UK farker explain this for me?


Margaret Thatcher was a grocer's daughter. She was imbued with the moralism, anti-intellectualism, and anti-Statist values of the petite bourgeoisie. She was, in short, the British equivalent of Pierre Poujad, the French populist, and Joe McCarthy, the American populist.

She brought to Great Britain the values and aims of the neo-con movement in the US and of the clap-trap crankery of Reaganism and Reaganomics.

Union-bashing in a country which was even more unionized than the USA, and where the unions were far more powerful, would have made her many enemies among the working classes and their political leaders and allies all by itself, but she dismantled the social welfare state in ways that were sadly reminiscent of the social, political and economic evils of the XIXth century, particularly those aspects of XIXth century society which Charles Dickens, who deplored them, exposed them, and satirized them, regarded as most in need of reform.

She was largely successful in laying the groundwork for Public Private Partnerships (PPP), which as readers of the satiric Private Eye and the less timid elements of the British Press know, often meant sweetheart deals for privateers at the public's very great expense. She privatized (and the oligarchic elites plundered) many of the institutions of the British public sector.

One of the few things she got right was recognizing climate change, but she is said to have regarded it as another hammer to pound the coal workers with. Lord Monckton, one of the biggest shams and eggregious perpetrators of nonsense on climate, who has criticized non-scientists who have opinions on climate and the environment despite being an arts major himself with no scientific training or authority whatsoever, was one of her minions.

But mostly she rubbed people the wrong way. She even rubbed Tories the wrong way, but very few of them dared to nay-say her, even in private, because she had the personality of a German Nanny, which is ironic seeing as she was all about abolishing the "Nanny State". She was arrogant, imperious, closed-minded, smug, self-righteous, moralizing, ruthless, jingoistic, piously uncharitable--a villain straight out of Dickens. She had enough moraline poision in her for any three Pharisees and three Sadducees combined.

She was able to get away with running a damn fool Reagomics-plus program largely because the massive wealth of the North Sea (much of which was Scottish North Sea) poured into the Government coffers while she was applying voodoo economics and a graceless and ruthless return to the values and methods of the Elizabethan Poor Laws.

She caused untold suffering for millions (even if you don't count the Falklands War) and paved the way in Great Britain for the same hollowing out of the middle classes, the same return to the stark disparities of the Robber Baron period, and the same concentration of ABSOLUTELY ALL the increases in wealth and productivity over the last forty years in the hands of something less than 1% of the population in the form of economic rents, which is to say, other people's rightful reward for their labour.

In short, she was one of those delightful Englishwomen who make you appreciate being torn to pieces by a tiger. The last British leader who was as vicious as she was was probably not Queen Mary (although she was bad enough to lend her name to the Bloody Mary) but Queen Boadicia, who, having put the Romans to temporary flight, fell upon the citizens of London and slaughtered them as if they were Romans themselves.

She not only unleashed John Major (the only man to ever run away from the Circus to join the middle classes) and Boris Johnson on Britain, she is responsible for inspiring the caitiff crew of American Conservatives to even greater flights of felony and malignancy.

Today she stands at the Gates of Satan's Capital City, Pandemonium.

God help Pandemonium. God help Satan.
 
2013-04-08 01:42:06 PM

BokChoy: I don't get the unbridled hatred for Thatcher. What did she do aside from telling Argentina and trade unions to politely go fark themselves?

Can a UK farker explain this for me?


If you didn't live in a suburb and drive a company car, she stole everything you had and then called you a criminal for asking for it back. I recall I lived with my grandpa. His pension and my child allowance meant we received 10k pounds a year in income (I was 15 at the time). Thatcher introduced the poll tax and we were suddenly having to pay 7k a year in tax up from about 3k. This is because we were greedy enough to live in a 2 bedroom house. Meanwhile, the millionaire next door in the 7 bedroom house had a poll tax bill of 7k a year. Down from 40k, he said. He invested the extra money he had in Monaco. Thatcher also put into place a series of laws that stagnated wages at the bottom of society to such a degree, that it took Labour a decade to reverse them. So, there's a reason she's hated.

I'm not one to speak ill of the dead, but has anyone stuck a stake in the biatch to make sure she is dead?
 
2013-04-08 01:45:07 PM

Smackledorfer: leonel: But I like soft serve ice cream! :(

Me too.


♪  There's a place for us... A time and place for us.... Hold my hand and we're halfway there! Hold my hand and I'll take you there! Somehow! someday! somewhere! ♪
 
2013-04-08 01:45:25 PM

cirby: hillary:
there's this thing called movies. and books -- non-fiction histories and biographies and stuff. then there are history classes in public schools that can actually teach you stuff if you don't skip and stay awake. there's even this thing called Wikipedia.

Pretty much none of those things explain the overflowing hatred we've been seeing here (and in other places) for Thatcher. She's been out of office for over 20 years. Heck, read the Wiki article about Thatcher, and tell us what part of that article explains the sheer volume of bile we're seeing from some folks.


from the wiki:
increased GDP, government spending increased by half of what GDP increased
increased spending on health, employment and training, law and order and social security.
decreased spending on defense, housing, trade and transport

something about milk.
HISTORY'S GREATEST MONSTER

This is fark, what do you expect?
/We get it, she's a woman.
 
2013-04-08 01:48:37 PM
then Margaret Roberts, received a degree in chemistry from Oxford in 1947


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Gee, what will the founders of Dairy Queen (founded 1940) think?

Obviously, a TARDIS was involved.
 
2013-04-08 01:48:44 PM

cirby: hillary:
there's this thing called movies. and books -- non-fiction histories and biographies and stuff. then there are history classes in public schools that can actually teach you stuff if you don't skip and stay awake. there's even this thing called Wikipedia.

Pretty much none of those things explain the overflowing hatred we've been seeing here (and in other places) for Thatcher. She's been out of office for over 20 years. Heck, read the Wiki article about Thatcher, and tell us what part of that article explains the sheer volume of bile we're seeing from some folks.


But... so many people are hating on her it seems like the cool thing to do.
 
2013-04-08 01:52:14 PM

brantgoose: BokChoy: I don't get the unbridled hatred for Thatcher. What did she do aside from telling Argentina and trade unions to politely go fark themselves?

Can a UK farker explain this for me?

Margaret Thatcher was a grocer's daughter.


Her farther OWNED two grocery stores after working his way up from being an assistant.   That is not the same as being a "grocer's daughter".
He was an "old fashioned liberal"


She was imbued with the moralism, anti-intellectualism...

She was Oxford educated.

That was enough for me, stopped reading your drivel at that point.

/We get it, she was a woman.
 
2013-04-08 02:03:31 PM
i was stationed at the US Embassy in Kabul from 2005 to 2007. We had two dining halls on the compound. One run by Supreme and one by RA. The Supreme one was much better but...on the other side of the compound. To get there, you had to walk to the stairs, go down 60 feet, cross thru the tunnel under the street separating the 'Chancery side' and CAFE (Compound Across From Embassy...or AID side) and then go up 60 feet of stairs again.

So, a some people ate in the RA side. I had a few friends who only ate on this side. I'd join them on occasion. The RA side had a soft serve machine. It worked for my first few weeks and then it started having problems. They finally drained it and went about cleaning it (they evidently had not done a 'thourough' cleaning in a while). They discovered a problem...a dead mouse jammed up the area where the ice cream mix gets cold and where it comes out. They finally fixed the machine but could never figure out why no one wanted ice cream anymore.

I didn't eat ice cream for the rest of my tour...and never ate in the RA cafeteria again.
 
2013-04-08 02:34:52 PM
brantgoose:
She caused untold suffering for millions (even if you don't count the Falklands War)

You're using the "nonexistent" meaning of "untold," I see.

It's also funny that you blame her for the Falklands War - which was started by Argentina.

Short version: she wasn't a socialist, therefore you hate her.
 
2013-04-08 02:38:28 PM
tenpoundsofcheese:
Her farther OWNED two grocery stores after working his way up from being an assistant. That is not the same as being a "grocer's daughter".

Actually, that's precisely the same as being a grocer's daughter.

When she was small, her family lived in apartment over her father's first store.
 
2013-04-08 02:43:18 PM

BokChoy: I don't get the unbridled hatred for Thatcher. What did she do aside from telling Argentina and trade unions to politely go fark themselves?
Can a UK farker explain this for me?


To simplify. Britain was in a long period of decline due in part to succesive governments spending more money than they had.
Also Nationalisation of many industries ensured they kept on failing but at taxpayers expense while gaining British workmen a deserved reputation for being strike prone and turning out shoddily made products at a high price. Ever heard any jokes about British cars or motorbilkes? Yeah that.
The unions were throwing their weight around for the benefit of their members but not the country as a whole, the sight of union bosses trooping into 10 Downing Street to tll the PM what to do was notorious.
So The Left was f*cking the country.
The traditional Conservative Party of male snobs and aristos were spineless, counted it realism to avoid confrontation and would run a mile rather than call a spade a spade.

Thatcher came in and to some extent remedied the above problems. She did so partly by insisting the sums had to add up, as well as taking on all the above
Being a plain talking middle class women got her thoroughly disliked by the traditional wing of her own party.
Mercilessly crushing union power, especially the militant hard Left miners union in the inefficient State owned coal industry caused anyone from the north of UK to absolutely hate her.
The fact that she rubbed Socialism's nose in the mess they'd left on the carpet causes Leftists to loathe her with a deep passion.
Basically she tried, and to some extent succeeded in, pulling Britain out of it's nose dive but she was by nature a bit revolutionary and was dogmatic and abrasive in her policies.
Although she was apparently pleasant enough personally she came across in public as a fanatic.
The fact that when gave an order she expected it obeyed, did not admit she was wrong and let power power go to her head didn't help either.
 
2013-04-08 03:48:35 PM

BokChoy: I don't get the unbridled hatred for Thatcher. What did she do aside from telling Argentina and trade unions to politely go fark themselves?

Can a UK farker explain this for me?


She was a communist capatalist, for starts, which made most people confused enough to be grumpy, then the soft icecream came along and thea grocers-daughter placed the final wheat quill on the horse-designed-by-a-committee.

/U Wot?
 
2013-04-08 03:56:04 PM
Soft-serve ice cream is just another trans-fat delivery mechanism.

Better stick to the real thing.
 
2013-04-08 04:06:24 PM

jbc: Or not.

The soft serve formula was first developed in 1938 by John Fremont "Grandpa" McCullough, (1871‒1963), and his son Bradley.[1] They convinced friend and customer Sheb Noble to offer the product in his ice cream store in Kankakee, Illinois. On the first day of sales, Noble dished out more than 1,600 servings of the new dessert within two hours.

Unless she was in Illinois when she was 12, she didn't have scrumpdiddlysquat to do with its invention.


She DID TOO invent a great thing, not some munchkin nobody's ever heard of!  Just like Elena Ceausescu wrote every noteworthy science paper in Romania between 1960 and 1989!  You mind your social betters!  Do you want us to start traveling the road to serfdom or something?

Seriously, Happy Holiday, folks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ngZFRisurU
 
2013-04-08 04:19:00 PM
www.getyourfilmfix.com

Milkshake.  Yours.  I drank it, Eli!
 
2013-04-08 05:56:36 PM
bungle_jr * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-04-08 12:21:47 PM i like soft serve...both ice cream and frozen yogurt
-----------------------------------------

I do too but I get the most ungodly insane frozen headaches with frozen yogurt. I don't know why.

I rarely get it with icecream, but a couple scoops of frozen yogurt and I'm in agony.
 
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