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(BBC)   Premier League plans to not ask its clubs to hold a one-minute jeering session in memory of Margaret Thatcher   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 80
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2013-04-09 02:59:28 PM  

TonnageVT: Ask the miners at Orgreave, ask the poor and middle class that was affected by the stubbord poll tax why the celebrations, ask the families of soldiers who died in the Falklands what was the purpose of their fight? You'll find your answers.


The miners at Orgreave? The miners who had gone on strike a few years earlier, caused the 3 day week, held the country to ransom and destroyed the previous Conservative government for money? The ones who when closures were announced decided that they would again try and use their power to stop the country functioning?

The miners lost, having started a war that had little to morally defend it. You walk up to someone, punch them in the face and discover they're a black belt in karate and they put you in hospital, well, I ain't going to have any sympathy for you.
 
2013-04-09 03:08:44 PM  

farkeruk: TonnageVT: Ask the miners at Orgreave, ask the poor and middle class that was affected by the stubbord poll tax why the celebrations, ask the families of soldiers who died in the Falklands what was the purpose of their fight? You'll find your answers.

The miners at Orgreave? The miners who had gone on strike a few years earlier, caused the 3 day week, held the country to ransom and destroyed the previous Conservative government for money? The ones who when closures were announced decided that they would again try and use their power to stop the country functioning?

The miners lost, having started a war that had little to morally defend it. You walk up to someone, punch them in the face and discover they're a black belt in karate and they put you in hospital, well, I ain't going to have any sympathy for you.


I know, they should have just shut their filthy slave mouths and gone back to work.
 
2013-04-09 03:39:46 PM  
So basically it's some guy at the FA who had a crush on Thatcher wanted to have a minute of silence for her.

I suggest not reading this article right after eating lunch. Reading this guy fawning over her almost brought my lunch back up.

"The funeral's going to take place at St Paul's attended by the Queen and Prince Philip so I think it would be a fitting tribute from the world of football to Margaret Thatcher, one of our greatest leaders."


"Mrs Thatcher was a very, very special lady and a very special prime minister," he said.
"After Winston Churchill, we have probably had two or three really good PMs and she was definitely one of those. I only met her once and I just thought she was a fantastic lady, the country could do with another lady, another PM who can do what she did. We shall sadly miss her."

Whelan said he could not understand why large sections of the population, especially in the north of England, did not want to mark her death.
But Madejski said: "Obviously I can appreciate that perhaps some people won't pay attention to it [a minute's silence] which is sometimes the way at football but I just think she was such a colossus in terms of the world stage that she deserves that respect from the whole nation.
"No colossus like that strides the world's stage without disenfranchising people at some stage or another however the positive things that Margaret Thatcher achieved for our country speaks volumes and I think that outshines things that might not be considered so brilliant like the poll tax and so on."
 
2013-04-09 04:22:46 PM  
Liverpool play at Mr Majeskis house Saturday and I expect they'll tear Mrs Thatcher and him a new one.

I hope they also tear Reading a new one.
 
2013-04-09 04:37:55 PM  
WHY IS THERE NO UCL THREAD

Dortmund score twice in injury time to overcome and knock out Malaga!
 
2013-04-09 04:39:15 PM  
The Dortmund match was dildos.
 
2013-04-09 04:41:53 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-09 04:58:27 PM  

star_topology: WHY IS THERE NO UCL THREAD

Dortmund score twice in injury time to overcome and knock out Malaga!


Because its on DVR for when I get home.
 
2013-04-09 05:25:13 PM  

stonicus: I know, they should have just shut their filthy slave mouths and gone back to work.


The miners rolled the dice. And lost. Their tough shiat.

They could have taken the redundancy pay (that was quite generous) and got re-skilled. You still see these old farkers complaining about it, blaming Thatcher and you know, I got made redundant twice, and on each occassion drank until I collapsed, blew a load of money on the horses, and then dusted myself down and found another job.

And that's what some miners did. They saw the writing on the wall, took the money and found something else to do. The people who followed Scargill got a lot less out of it than he did, with the £35K/yr flat in London that was kept for 20 years for him.
 
2013-04-09 05:25:18 PM  
Hoo boy. If they ask for a minute's silence at Newcastle or Liverpool they'll be able to hear us at farking Alpha Centauri.
 
2013-04-09 05:25:23 PM  

fireclown: Paddyb: Please read this before making dumb comments:

http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/4906?cc=5901

So. . . . .Her idea was to keep soccer fans from being deadly, savage shiatheads?  And on top of that to divert public funds away from building stadiums for privately owned teams?


Nope, she's never been liked - she never had anything in common with the average football fan :

http://www.celticprogrammesonline.com/programme%20covers/featured/ma gg ies/magiie.htm

She was single minded and didn't listen to or care for anyone else opinions that's why she couldn't understand it when she was forced to stand down as party leader of her own party.
 
2013-04-09 05:32:40 PM  

farkeruk: The miners rolled the dice. And lost. Their tough shiat.


Evidently they didn't get over it, which is what a proper partisan ought to do in the event of such a thrashing.
 
2013-04-09 06:02:34 PM  
Minute's silence at the Newcastle-Sunderland derby match? Just seen a pig flying past my window.

The minute's booing would unite both sets of fans for the first time.
 
2013-04-09 06:05:23 PM  

GoldSpider: farkeruk: The miners rolled the dice. And lost. Their tough shiat.

Evidently they didn't get over it, which is what a proper partisan ought to do in the event of such a thrashing.


The person who gives out the beating forgets about it by the next day. The person who took the beating never forgets.
 
2013-04-09 06:24:20 PM  

brapbrapbrap: GoldSpider: farkeruk: The miners rolled the dice. And lost. Their tough shiat.

Evidently they didn't get over it, which is what a proper partisan ought to do in the event of such a thrashing.

The person who gives out the beating forgets about it by the next day. The person who took the beating never forgets.


That is pretty profound.  I am so stealing that one for my favorite quotes in my Face Book page.
 
2013-04-09 06:28:32 PM  

brapbrapbrap: The person who gives out the beating forgets about it by the next day. The person who took the beating never forgets.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlhOUyy4wbs">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=GlhOUyy4wbs
 
2013-04-09 06:40:05 PM  
So, tl;dr she's to blame for £75 tickets and all seater stadiums, yea?
 
2013-04-09 07:11:32 PM  

brapbrapbrap: GoldSpider: farkeruk: The miners rolled the dice. And lost. Their tough shiat.

Evidently they didn't get over it, which is what a proper partisan ought to do in the event of such a thrashing.

The person who gives out the beating forgets about it by the next day. The person who took the beating never forgets.


These were the same miners who held the country to ransom before and they were forced (no vote at all for strike action) by Scargill and his currupt cronies into doing the same. Those who couldn't afford to strike had bricks thrown through windows and were attacked while the union reps still had the money to go down the pub and drive nice cars. The fact that Scargill recently took the National Union of Miners to court to force them to keep paying for his expensive London flat while the membership is in the thousands shows who sold who out.

Scargill represented less than 100,000 and tried to overthrow the government by shutting down powerstations. In any democracy he should of lost.
 
2013-04-09 07:15:25 PM  

Rwa2play: Bolded for emphasis; after the Hillsborough reevaluation, a lot people that dumped on Liverpool supporters for decades after have gotten quiet all of a sudden. Wonder why?


But what did Thatcher have to do with that?

As a Liverpool fan I remember Hillsborough vividly. I remember the lies from the police, from the press, from the BBC (especially thanks for broadcasting lies to the entire globe on the world service using my bloody licence money).

But Thatcher... She obviously didn't give a damn about what happened to football fans, but she never lied about what happened, she didn't cause what happened, her government launched an inquiry that blamed the police, only to have that rendered meaningless by lies told to the coroners inquest.

I hated her when she was PM, but not for Hillsborough, she had nothing to do with the cause or the cover-up.

Her press secretary, though, was and is, a twat.
 
2013-04-09 07:24:58 PM  

TonnageVT: ask the families of soldiers who died in the Falklands what was the purpose of their fight?


Ask the people of the Falklands and you'll get a very good answer to that one.

I'm from Merseyside and grew up in the North of Wales, the town I lived in was devastated by the closing of the steel works. Worse, because our plant was profitable and was closed so that steel works in marginal seats could be kept open, but she's been out of power for twenty years.

GET OVER IT.

To quote Martin McGuiness, former IRA leader, who hated her so much they tried to blow her up in Brighton:
"She was not a peacemaker but it is a mistake to allow her death to poison our minds."
 
2013-04-09 07:38:04 PM  

brapbrapbrap: GoldSpider: farkeruk: The miners rolled the dice. And lost. Their tough shiat.

Evidently they didn't get over it, which is what a proper partisan ought to do in the event of such a thrashing.

The person who gives out the beating forgets about it by the next day. The person who took the beating never forgets.


"For you, the day Thatcher graced your picket was the most important day of your life.  But for me, it was Tuesday."
 
2013-04-09 07:39:08 PM  

farkeruk: brapbrapbrap: The person who gives out the beating forgets about it by the next day. The person who took the beating never forgets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlhOUyy4wbs">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=GlhOUyy4wbs


How the hell did I miss that?
 
2013-04-09 07:44:34 PM  

BarryJV: TonnageVT: ask the families of soldiers who died in the Falklands what was the purpose of their fight?

Ask the people of the Falklands and you'll get a very good answer to that one.

I'm from Merseyside and grew up in the North of Wales, the town I lived in was devastated by the closing of the steel works. Worse, because our plant was profitable and was closed so that steel works in marginal seats could be kept open, but she's been out of power for twenty years.

GET OVER IT.

To quote Martin McGuiness, former IRA leader, who hated her so much they tried to blow her up in Brighton:
"She was not a peacemaker but it is a mistake to allow her death to poison our minds."




Holy shiat when a murdering scumbag like McGuiness has the moral high ground you know something's gone very wrong

/historians will be arguing about Thatchers legacy for centuries
 
2013-04-09 07:50:18 PM  
I don't get all the hate.

She was a staunch ally of the US when America was facing down one of its greatest foes: the Cambodian people.

When nobel peace prize winner, Henry Kissinger, was organizing the dropping of more bombs on the Cambodian people than were dropped in all of WWII, Maggie was there.

When Pol Pot took power, and some libs got butthurt over a little genocide, Maggie was there.

When the dirty commie Vietnamese army came in and kicked out the noble Khmer Rouge, Maggie was there, helping to make sure the Khmer Rouge kept its seat on the UN.

When America was trying to build up the KR in north Thailand, getting ready to move back into Cambodia, Maggie was there.

The most fitting tribute you could pay the woman would be to wear a t-shirt with her picture on it, and go to the killing fields of Cambodia, and fap over the bones of the dead, splashing the skulls with your jizz while shouting "The Lady's not for turning/"
 
2013-04-09 08:15:16 PM  
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2013-04-09 10:41:34 PM  

TimonC346: steamingpile: MyKingdomForYourHorse: Its funny, when most worldly people die like former prime ministers, heads of state, presidents, etc... everyone usually turns off the inner critic if but for a moment and we all do a collective Awe moment.

Here though, its like everyone standing around looking at each other with bewilderment and collectively asking each other "It's ok if we give he a fark off right? I mean really it's ok to jeer at some right?"

Its been drilled into simpletons heads the past 20 years that everyone should hate conservatives and if you don't you are a horrid, horrible, evil person.

They did that to themselves. If conservative economic ideology wasn't directly to blame for the widening income gaps throughout the free world, people wouldn't hate them nearly as much.

But in this case also, people remember her much more accurately than we do Reagan. Reagan was a strong president, not a necessarily good one--at least that's up for debate. In England--Thatcher, like Reagan, did right by her rich buddies. But in England, they know all too well that the majority of the population isn't the ultra wealthy.


Very true.  People either forget or ignore that Reagan was the only president to commit treason.
 
2013-04-10 03:10:47 AM  
I thought she died a 10 years ago or something, I guess she lived a reclusive life or I'm just an ignorant dummy. Maybe both.
 
2013-04-10 03:20:51 AM  
Look, I know these kids, I've worked in the areas we're talking about. Around Lambeth, Lewisham; I know their problems, I know their frustrations; lack of community facilities; I know their parents. And in my opinion, Professor rjakobi's suggestion that we should cut off their goolies is the only solution.

/Whip off the goolies.
 
2013-04-10 03:25:56 AM  

rjakobi: CUT THEIR GOOLIES OFF!


And, perhaps this is also the thread to say this is the kind of politician who...
who will be greatly missed. A great parliamentarian of our time, and a close personal friend. I am heartbroken.
 
2013-04-10 04:15:47 AM  

TheJoe03: I thought she died a 10 years ago or something, I guess she lived a reclusive life or I'm just an ignorant dummy. Maybe both.


She was suffering from multi-infarct dementia and lost the capacity to speak in public about a decade ago, so your confusion is understandable.
 
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