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(Talking Points Memo)   Conservatives are upset that Obama "snubbed" the death of Margaret Thatcher, whose 27-year imprisonment and dauntless fight for the downtrodden led to the freedom of an entire people   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 163
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2013-12-12 02:46:12 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: I wonder if anyone will point out to them that Thatcher is generally hated in her own country.


If I recall there were several songs about both Mandela and Thatcher. Let's compare two songs by English bands from the era:

Nelson Mandela

Margaret Thatcher
 
2013-12-12 02:47:11 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Wait, she died 8 months ago and they're just now butthurt over it?


They are a bit slow.
 
2013-12-12 02:47:22 PM  
Good. She was a terrible old coont.
 
2013-12-12 02:47:58 PM  
www.bartcop.com
 
2013-12-12 02:49:34 PM  

dittybopper: US still hasn't elected a female president.


And England hasn't elected a black Prime Minister, do you have a point?
 
2013-12-12 02:50:06 PM  
Is this new fauxtrage being put out there to cover up the last fauxtrage that fell flat and that they are now trying to deny was ever a big deal?

I'm really confused. Don't these freaks usually just push harder when it's looking like a fail?
 
2013-12-12 02:51:26 PM  

AngryTeacher: They are a bit slow.


Understatement.
 
2013-12-12 02:51:28 PM  

dittybopper: Eddie Adams from Torrance: dittybopper: US still hasn't elected a female president.

While I've been enjoying the racist hatred towards Obama, the inevitable misogynist hatred towards a woman is going to be epic.

Two words:  "Caribou Barbie".


Well, in all fairness to Sarah Palin, most of the hatred towards her is due to the fact that she's dumber than a bag of hammers and more grifter than politician. The mysogny is more of a bonus thing.
 
2013-12-12 02:52:01 PM  

dinch: Is this new fauxtrage being put out there to cover up the last fauxtrage that fell flat and that they are now trying to deny was ever a big deal?

I'm really confused. Don't these freaks usually just push harder when it's looking like a fail?


They needed a break between Benghazi scandals.
 
2013-12-12 02:52:52 PM  

rnld: Did Thatcher have a State Funeral?


cltampa.com

Having a State Funeral or "being invited" is no excuse.
 
2013-12-12 02:53:23 PM  

SlothB77: Thatcher helped defeat communism.  Of course Obama isn't going to pay his respects.


0/10

Thatcher had less to do with the fall of communism than even Reagan did.
 
2013-12-12 02:54:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Thatcher had less to do with the fall of communism than even Reagan did.


The Soviet Union would have self-imploded without the US's arms race in the 80s.
 
2013-12-12 02:55:51 PM  
Who else didn't go?

Bush 1

Bush 2

Clinton
 
2013-12-12 02:55:52 PM  
They really hate the fact that Thatcher wasn't as beloved as Mandela huh?

Maybe if she didn't have a heart as cold as a block of ice, people would've cared about her death instead of celebrating it.
 
2013-12-12 02:56:46 PM  

hardinparamedic: Mrtraveler01: Thatcher had less to do with the fall of communism than even Reagan did.

The Soviet Union would have self-imploded without the US's arms race in the 80s.


My point exactly.

All Thatcher and Reagan did was sit and watch the whole thing happen from the sidelines.
 
2013-12-12 02:57:04 PM  
Talk about a delayed reaction.
 
2013-12-12 02:58:07 PM  
Thatcher's funeral/Memorial service was 17 April 2013.

On 15 April 2013, 2 terrorists set off Bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The president's schedule reflects some of this throughout the week, meetings with national security advisers and public activists for
for the injured.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2013-W16

fark these pantywaists. If he'd left during a terrorism crisis they'd have jumped his bones for that.
 
2013-12-12 02:58:07 PM  

Glenford: mrshowrules: vernonFL: dittybopper: US still hasn't elected a female president.

I dont think the British ever did either.

Canada had a female Prime Minister but we did not elect her.  Heck, we didn't even know who she was when we voted.

She was at the memorial service too, dancing like a mad woman.
http://www.canada.com/cms/binary/9269409.gif

Too big for Fark.


That clip was one thousand percent pure, uncut awesome.

Until I realized that it wasn't at Thatcher's memorial service.
 
2013-12-12 02:59:24 PM  

vernonFL: dittybopper: US still hasn't elected a female president.

I dont think the British ever did either.


Given the size of Maggie's testicles, I can see where it would be easy to make that mistake.
 
2013-12-12 03:00:06 PM  

X-boxershorts: fark these pantywaists. If he'd left during a terrorism crisis they'd have jumped his bones for that.


And they'd be right to do so.
 
2013-12-12 03:00:51 PM  

dittybopper: US still hasn't elected a female president.


LOL, are we in a competition on who can elect the most minorities? Well, we don't have a monarchy. Stop being called "subjects" and you can win the progressive contest.
 
2013-12-12 03:02:11 PM  

SlothB77: Thatcher helped defeat communism.  Of course Obama isn't going to pay his respects.


I don't think you actually believe this.
 
2013-12-12 03:02:37 PM  

FlashHarry: plus, he eats crackers like he owns the place!


Alternately:
He acts as if the crackers don't own the place.
 
2013-12-12 03:06:03 PM  

vernonFL: I read as far as "Over at Breitbart..." And then I stopped.


*reads Breitbart article*

quizilla.teennick.com
i.chzbgr.com
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-12-12 03:07:38 PM  
It's the usual unimaginative, funhouse-mirror tu quoque attack from the right that you're used to seeing.

Netanyahu was criticized for skipping the Mandela funeral because it was too "expensive", but it was noted that he made sure attended Thatcher's.

Apparently conservatives, after decades of Thatcher/Reagan worship, mistook this to mean Thatcher has a similar historic status to Mandela. She doesn't, and nobody cared when Obama didn't attend her funeral.

But don't let me stand in your way if you want to attack Mandela's legacy, conservatives. Go for it, with gusto.
 
2013-12-12 03:08:41 PM  
It's pretty late in the game, but this is HOTY-worthy.

/just throwing that out there
 
2013-12-12 03:11:40 PM  

SlothB77: Thatcher helped defeat communism.  Of course Obama isn't going to pay his respects.



Excuse me but is this fancy mustard level of outrage or does it warrent going all the way to arugula?
 
2013-12-12 03:15:22 PM  

Waldo Pepper: neversubmit: [www.bartcop.com image 500x500]

True but does seem sort of odd that the first black President doesn't attend the 150th anniversary of a the such a important/quoted speech.

It would have been a very good move from a symbolic view.



If he had they would've called it a cheap political stunt, there is no way he can win with conservatives.
 
2013-12-12 03:16:03 PM  

Empty Matchbook: dittybopper: US still hasn't elected a female president.

And England hasn't elected a black Prime Minister,


This is the closest they got to that...
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-12-12 03:16:18 PM  
As I said in an earlier thread, had Maggie Thatcher stuck to making soft-serve ice cream instead of getting into politics, History would have been a lot kinder to her.
 
2013-12-12 03:19:06 PM  

hubiestubert: We're still a bit out, but at this point Obama needs to show his support of football, baseball, NASCAR, apple pie, and American made trucks. Just so the Justification Machine can concoct reasons that all of these things destroy the fabric of society and that only a Socialio-Commie-Fascist would ever consider their support.

And then watch the LULZ as Fox News considers dropping their sp


Just get him to endorse Fox News and kill off the mouthpiece forever.
 
2013-12-12 03:19:40 PM  

Voiceofreason01: sigdiamond2000: I see we're back to caring what Europe thinks of us this week.

Only conservative Brits. I think that many Europeans would join me in saying, "Fark Margaret Thatcher"


Yup. Fark Maggie.
Every Brit I know hated her with a burning passion.

But much more importantly: Obama also didn't attend the funeral of Hugo Chaves.
What is that guy's problem?
 
2013-12-12 03:21:32 PM  

Mugato: dittybopper: US still hasn't elected a female president.

LOL, are we in a competition on who can elect the most minorities?


Since when are women a minority?
 
2013-12-12 03:22:50 PM  
I thought the only reason Thatcher got some respects was that Argentina was batshiat crazy enough to start a war with UK and she happened to be in charge.
 
2013-12-12 03:26:15 PM  

Dansker: Mugato: dittybopper: US still hasn't elected a female president.

LOL, are we in a competition on who can elect the most minorities?

Since when are women a minority?


Thanks, Mr. Pedantic.
 
2013-12-12 03:27:19 PM  

X-boxershorts: Thatcher's funeral/Memorial service was 17 April 2013.

On 15 April 2013, 2 terrorists set off Bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The president's schedule reflects some of this throughout the week, meetings with national security advisers and public activists for
for the injured.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2013-W16

fark these pantywaists. If he'd left during a terrorism crisis they'd have jumped his bones for that.


I don't particularly care that he didn't go, really, but "terrorism crisis"?

Really?

Have we sunk so low that a handful of people dying, and a couple dozen seriously wounded in a piss-ant improvised bombing attack is going to keep the President of the United States from going to the funeral for a former head of state of our closest ally?

I mean, I can see if it was 2 days after 9/11, but this was just a couple of dudes, acting all on their own, who scraped some fireworks into pots and set them off.  Even on Fark, we knew the day after that they were improvised devices:  Hell, I got the general outline of their operation correct myself, only missing on the relatively minor details (R/C used for detonation, not cell phone or FRS/GMRS radios, Pressure cooker instead of large metal pipe, and scraped fireworks instead of BP substitute).

I have to assume the President had better information and (hopefully) more informed and more intelligent advisers, and it was pretty much immediately apparent to all of us that this wasn't some huge conspiracy but the act of one or two people:  Any larger group, and the bombs would have been bigger, or there would have been more of them, etc.

So while I don't really care that he didn't manage to pay his respects to a person he probably would have found to be politically abhorrent anyway (that's what the VP is for!), I'm just not convinced that the Boston Marathon bombings were serious enough that it required the president to stay in the country.
 
2013-12-12 03:29:44 PM  
She did offer to bring free nuclear power to millions of civilians in Buenos Aires but the darn French got in the way. Truly a world class humanitarian.
 
2013-12-12 03:30:21 PM  

dittybopper: So while I don't really care that he didn't manage to pay his respects to a person he probably would have found to be politically abhorrent anyway (that's what the VP is for!), I'm just not convinced that the Boston Marathon bombings were serious enough that it required the president to stay in the country.


Tell that to the victims of the families.

Seriously.

I'll wait.
 
2013-12-12 03:31:44 PM  
When Obama died, George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you try to destroy the Nation I helped conceive?"
Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, "You wanted to end our liberties but you failed."
James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, "This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!"
Thomas Jefferson was next, beat Obama with a long cane and snarled, "It was evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence."

The beatings and thrashings continued as James Monroe and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the socialist leader.

As Obama lay bleeding and in pain, Allah appeared. Obama wept and said, "This is not what you promised me."
Allah replied, "I told you there would be 72 VIRGINIANS waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said? You really need to listen when someone is trying to tell you something!"
 
2013-12-12 03:32:26 PM  
RIP, rusty c*nt Iron Lady.
 
2013-12-12 03:33:57 PM  

varmitydog: When Obama died, George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you try to destroy the Nation I helped conceive?"
Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, "You wanted to end our liberties but you failed."
James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, "This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!"
Thomas Jefferson was next, beat Obama with a long cane and snarled, "It was evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence."

The beatings and thrashings continued as James Monroe and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the socialist leader.

As Obama lay bleeding and in pain, Allah appeared. Obama wept and said, "This is not what you promised me."
Allah replied, "I told you there would be 72 VIRGINIANS waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said? You really need to listen when someone is trying to tell you something!"


Great post.  Copy that from your Facebook feed, didya?
 
2013-12-12 03:35:02 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Great post.  Copy that from your Facebook feed, didya?


Don't you dare call him a bigot, considering Obama is openly Christian.
 
2013-12-12 03:36:30 PM  

hardinparamedic: RedPhoenix122: Great post.  Copy that from your Facebook feed, didya?

Don't you dare call him a bigot, considering Obama is openly Christian.


And if I call him a racist, that makes me the real racist, right?
 
2013-12-12 03:36:37 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: I wonder if anyone will point out to them that Thatcher is generally hated in her own country.


One english Comedian (can't remember who, could have been Jeremy Hardy) said at the time of her funeral that, for the cost of the funeral (around 8 million pounds), everyone could have been given a shovel and they could have personally delivered her to Satan...
 
2013-12-12 03:37:04 PM  

varmitydog: When Obama died, George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you try to destroy the Nation I helped conceive?"
Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, "You wanted to end our liberties but you failed."
James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, "This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!"
Thomas Jefferson was next, beat Obama with a long cane and snarled, "It was evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence."

The beatings and thrashings continued as James Monroe and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the socialist leader.

As Obama lay bleeding and in pain, Allah appeared. Obama wept and said, "This is not what you promised me."
Allah replied, "I told you there would be 72 VIRGINIANS waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said? You really need to listen when someone is trying to tell you something!"


Meh. Not funny enough to laugh at, not racist enough to get outraged about.

2/10
You should post it on facebook, it'll get a better reaction there
 
2013-12-12 03:38:18 PM  
If it's any consolation, she wouldn't have wanted him there.
 
2013-12-12 03:39:13 PM  

varmitydog: When Obama died, George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you try to destroy the Nation I helped conceive?"
Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, "You wanted to end our liberties but you failed."
James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, "This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!"
Thomas Jefferson was next, beat Obama with a long cane and snarled, "It was evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence."

The beatings and thrashings continued as James Monroe and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the socialist leader.

As Obama lay bleeding and in pain, Allah appeared. Obama wept and said, "This is not what you promised me."
Allah replied, "I told you there would be 72 VIRGINIANS waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said? You really need to listen when someone is trying to tell you something!"


This is almost as contrived as that Huckabee Christmas Carol about Obamacare.
 
2013-12-12 03:41:27 PM  

RedPhoenix122: And if I call him a racist, that makes me the real racist, right?


Oh it's worse than that. You're a race pimp for furthering the idea that racism in America still exists.
 
2013-12-12 03:42:56 PM  

Mugato: Dansker: Mugato: dittybopper: US still hasn't elected a female president.

LOL, are we in a competition on who can elect the most minorities?

Since when are women a minority?

Thanks, Mr. Pedantic.


You are very welcome, dear.
But how did you get my real name?
 
2013-12-12 03:43:19 PM  

varmitydog: When Obama died, George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you try to destroy the Nation I helped conceive?"
Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, "You wanted to end our liberties but you failed."
James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, "This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!"
Thomas Jefferson was next, beat Obama with a long cane and snarled, "It was evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence."

The beatings and thrashings continued as James Monroe and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the socialist leader.

As Obama lay bleeding and in pain, Allah appeared. Obama wept and said, "This is not what you promised me."
Allah replied, "I told you there would be 72 VIRGINIANS waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said? You really need to listen when someone is trying to tell you something!"


According to the joke, there were only 71 Virginians (Washington+Henry+Madison+Jefferson+Monroe+66)

Can the joke-teller even count?
 
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