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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Even lying in her casket Thatcher would be taller than BHO. That's what he wants to avoid. Good evening, CJ.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Out of what, a 170 countries? Most commonwealth countries (former UK colonies) will not send a PM.
    It's not a state funeral - it's invite only. We didn't send invites to all the worlds leaders..

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Yeah, because Thatchers blunders and unpopular politics helped Salmond get more Scottish independence. Also, he is a PM in the UK.
    Salmond is "First Minister" also an MSP. She may have blundered for you but she turned our country around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    He got a state funeral, a lot of people will have attended. And he was a wartime hero, Thatcher was not.
    The plans have been made for years as they always are. We don't do state funerals that often but she is getting similar treatment to Lady Di and the Queen Mother. That's pretty special - except for the haters.

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    my hope is that Obama will have a very public golf outing in the USA about the same time as the UK funeral ceremonies. with any luck, labor leaders will accompany him on the links --
    Where your labour leaders all members of the KGB too? The ones who protested loudest here were.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by straykatz View Post
    If he went then there would be outrage that he was off to Europe while our country was in crisis.....it's a no win situation with this president and no matter what there are always those willing to find fault in everything he does or doesn't do.
    Quoted for truth.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening,CJ.

    I glad that Canada understands good manners! This is not an ordinary funeral, but one honoring the longest serving Prime Minister in England's history! BHO could have gone long enough for that! The Boston problem could have been handled by Biden for a day or two! Sad....
    I disagree.

    As an American citizen, I would rather the President deal with American concerns rather than go to a funeral on foreign soil.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I'm curious what those who make such a big deal out of Romney "Snubbing" england at the Olympics make of this
    Obama isn't worthy to attend.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I can see how some folks would see Pres. Obama not attending the former British Prime Minister's funeral as a snub. After all, Toni Blair attended Reagan's funeral and he wasn't Prime Minister during the Reagan era. But as has already been pointed out, Pres. Obama has a lot on his plate these days especially in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Do you really want your nation's leader attending a funeral while your country is investigating a domestic terror attack?

    I didn't think so.

    Find something else to complain about, folks. This ain't it.
    This decision was made by the administration BEFORE the Boston situation. And exactly why is it that Obama couldn't go even in the aftermath of this attack? I mean, he went to sleep during Benghazi after all, he clearly doesn't give a crap about terror attacks, or American's killed by terrorists.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    my hope is that Obama will have a very public golf outing in the USA about the same time as the UK funeral ceremonies. with any luck, labor leaders will accompany him on the links

    and all this whining from the reich wing. that dick cheney is attending; throw in netanyahu, too. the dark side WILL be represented. as it should be
    All that hate you harbor is going to eat you up man....Hopefully you don't believe in Karma.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara;1061700433[B
    ]She apparently was both understood and respected by the people of Britain[/B], since she was the longest serving Prime Minister in English history. Her name in history is second only to Churchil, and they both earned their place in history!
    Not so.

    As I understand it, Thatcher did some very serious damage to the manufacturing base in the UK in order to make London the financial center of Europe. There were a lot of workers who lost their jobs because of this economic shift. And it's currently causing the UK a lot of problems since they no longer have the manufacturing base that is now leaving China and going back to more developed countries for more advanced types of manufacturing, such as the US.

    This is why there were people in the UK who drank a bottle of champagne at news of her death.

    So it would be more accurate to say that Margaret Thatcher was respected by the people of Britain - except for those who didn't. And most of those lost their jobs because of her policies, and her policies have come back to bite the UK.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Considering Michelle "batcrazy" Bachmann, and Newt "the hypocrit" Gingrich were there.. then I think it was wise that basically no world leaders were present... Talk about stinking up the place... frankly a disgrace and insult to the memory of Maggie Thatcher
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Not so.

    As I understand it, Thatcher did some very serious damage to the manufacturing base in the UK in order to make London the financial center of Europe. There were a lot of workers who lost their jobs because of this economic shift. And it's currently causing the UK a lot of problems since they no longer have the manufacturing base that is now leaving China and going back to more developed countries for more advanced types of manufacturing, such as the US.

    This is why there were people in the UK who drank a bottle of champagne at news of her death.

    So it would be more accurate to say that Margaret Thatcher was respected by the people of Britain - except for those who didn't. And most of those lost their jobs because of her policies, and her policies have come back to bite the UK.
    I'll let this piece speak for me....

    "A few hours after Margaret Thatcher's death on Monday, the snarling deadbeats of the British underclass were gleefully rampaging through the streets of Brixton in South London, scaling the marquee of the local fleapit and hanging a banner announcing, "THE BITCH IS DEAD."
    Amazingly, they managed to spell all four words correctly. By Friday, "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead", from The Wizard of Oz, was the Number One download at Amazon UK.
    Mrs. Thatcher would have enjoyed all this. Her former speechwriter John O'Sullivan recalls how, some years after leaving office, she arrived to address a small group at an English seaside resort to be greeted by enraged lefties chanting "Thatcher Thatcher Thatcher! Fascist Fascist Fascist!" She turned to her aide and cooed, "Oh, doesn't it make you feel nostalgic?"
    She was said to be delighted to hear that a concession stand at last year's Trades Union Congress was doing a brisk business in "Thatcher Death Party Packs", almost a quarter-century after her departure from office.
    Of course, it would have been asking too much of Britain's torpid left to rouse themselves to do anything more than sing a few songs and smash a few windows. In The Wizard of Oz, the witch is struck down at the height of her powers by Dorothy's shack descending from Kansas to relieve the Munchkins of their torments.
    By comparison, Britain's Moochkins were unable to bring the house down: Mrs Thatcher died in her bed at the Ritz at a grand old age. Useless as they are, British Socialists were at one point capable of writing their own anti-Thatcher singalongs rather than lazily appropriating Judy Garland blockbusters from MGM's back catalogue. I recall in the late Eighties being at the National Theatre in London and watching the crowd go wild over Adrian Mitchell's showstopper, "F**k-Off Friday", a song about union workers getting their redundancy notices at the end of the week, culminating with the lines:
    "I can't wait for
    That great day when
    F**k-Off Friday
    Comes to Number Ten."


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