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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87


    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Jumping with glee are you?
    Yeah, typical liberal. The way the British trade union movement and liberal tools like Donna Brazile are behaving, no wonder why it is hard to respect them.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Oh yes I was. Jailed twice for protesting against her police state; once supporting the miners, once for opposing her Falklands adventure.
    And given the illegal tactics used by unions in her day, no wonder. And you would support a third-world tinpot dictator and illegal invasions, wouldn't you?
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    What real benefits can British society look at and ascribe to Thatcher?
    Home ownership.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Thatcher was OK in my book. She was what we needed in the 80's. Ron-Ron had two primary allies back then to help him battle the Soviets: MT and Pope JP. Now, all three are gone. Time to move on.
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    And of the five great leaders of the decade who ushered in an age of change (Deng Xiaoping of China is another), only Gorbachev is left.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    biggest myth out there is that Thatcher and Reagan were friends, they constantly bumped heads. They tolerated eachother for their own political agenda's.
    They bumped heads from time to time, but Thatcher loved America and considered the UK America's best and most important ally. And she DID like Reagan.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Your saying so doesn't make them so.

    I'll add an eighth point:

    She perpetuated the Troubles in Northern Ireland by banning free speech and dispensing with democracy, unconstitutionally banning the democratically-elected representatives of the Catholic community from taking their seats in Westminster.
    There were TERRORISTS where who murdered innocent civilians!
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    The comments in this thread are very, very mild in comparison with the hatred and scorn poured out in the Chavez threads of just a few weeks ago.
    Chavez was a tinpot dictator. Thatcher was an elected leader of a truly democratic country. Big difference.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    I always find it stirking that those in Eastern Europe get so little credit for this.
    Actually Lech Walesa and Pope John Paul II get a lot of credit, and so they should.

    Most people in Eastern Europe didn't have much to work with in trying to protest.

    What's really shameful are the number of Leftists who marched against Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in support of the Communists. They're the same ones who are denouncing her today.

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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    thats not the issue, the issue people are taking is his "lack of respect" but he and many other people didnt respect her. My mother's brother, father and freinds all lost their jobs during the closure of the mines and she survived on scraps during the strikes, she posted a picture today with a bottle of champagne she saved from her dad's funeral a couple years ago. She was celebrating. This women cuts very deep into the British working classes.
    Many of the mines were bloated and were making losses. And if you go on strike, do you expect the government to provide for you? Thatcher brought down the excesses of the unions in the 1970s. The unions had overplayed their hand and the British public were sick of it. She helped to streamline British companies and made many much more competitive.
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    Re: Baroness Thatcher dies, age 87

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    ARGH the freaking conservative TV idiots are making **** up.. Right now on Sky News there is some sort of expert British woman from Fox News saying "Maggie Thatcher was the first democratically elected female leader"... BULL****!

    Siramova Bandaranike was elected Prime Minster of Sir Lanka in 1960, Indira Gandhi of India (biggest democracy on the planet) in 1966, Golda Meir of Isreal in 1969 just to name a few...

    And then she had the nerve to say that there had been no significant female leaders since.. WTF? Maybe not in the UK or US, but come on...
    I didn't see the interview, but I believe she was the first elected female leader of a Western democracy. Israel's inclusion as one is a matter for debate.
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