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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 12
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2013-04-09 12:26:21 PM  
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Why do the British people refuse to afford Margaret Thatcher the respect that American right-wing blogger-patriots think she deserves?
2013-04-09 02:40:05 PM  
2 votes:
Dave Whelan hasn't held a minutes silence in his life.
2013-04-09 12:12:33 PM  
2 votes:

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2013-04-09 07:50:18 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:24:58 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:08:44 PM  
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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 01:40:30 PM  
1 votes:
A lot of celebration on Facebook about Thatcher's death ... which I don't understand.

It's not like she was the current PM, or was planning world domination, or whatever. She was retired, elderly, and marginally relevant in current world politics. So how would the world be worse today if she hadn't died yesterday? The answer is: not one bit.

Anyone claiming her death - or that of any politician, current or former - is a good thing is clearly too stupid to take seriously.

(Note: I'm American and too young for any of her policies to have made a bit of difference in my life while she was PM, so I really don't care about her any more than anyone else. Debate history, policy, or political philosophy without resorting to childish and unwarranted emotional pleading, a large part of what's wrong with modern political discourse.)
2013-04-09 12:33:52 PM  
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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.
2013-04-09 12:15:05 PM  
1 votes:

Source4leko: /or do you get a friendly visit from the ghost of Reagan?


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2013-04-09 12:14:14 PM  
1 votes:

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?"


I'll be jeering when Bush 2 and Cheney die.

Also... only one minute? Why not, say, two? It somehow seems more appropriate.
2013-04-09 11:51:53 AM  
1 votes:

studs up: steamingpile: I don't understand why people are pissed, its not like she's in charge of the police, but people keep blaming her

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If you keep repeating this, does it become true?

/or do you get a friendly visit from the ghost of Reagan?
2013-04-09 11:51:40 AM  
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steamingpile: 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.


Just goes to show that the horrid, horrible evil conservatives have done a great job in spreading the message and the brand.
 
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