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Posted on 04/08/2013 5:00:41 AM PDT by Incorrigible
Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher diesBreaking news Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died at 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said.
Lord Bell said: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning."
Baroness Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990.
She was the first woman to hold the post. Her family is expected to make a further statement later.
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The MSM will be in mourning because they may have to give Thatcher her due.
One of my heroes. A brilliant lady and leader to whom the world owes a great debt of gratitude. I am thankful to have seen her speak in person in the mid-1990’s. Rest in Peace Iron Lady.
First and only female PM? She was fab.
Sure hope nobody at Freep gave Hollywood a penny for the despicable movie.
I’ve watched it. It wasn’t the hatched job you might think it was. It was pretty balanced in my view.
RIP oh great cold warrior.
Godspeed Ms. Thatcher. Say hi to Ronnie when you see him in Heaven.
What a great lady. I can’t think of a sufficient tribute to her accomplishments.
No doubt, the despicable left will be in full celebration mode.
My favorite story about her was she traced the decline of the British Empire to the invention of the telephone. According to her theory, when those in the field operated on their own with no quarterbacking from Whitehall on a minute by minute basis, everything worked very well.
From personal experience in our federal bureaucracy, I know that story to be right on the mark.
God bless you, Iron Lady.
You turned the UK around, saving us from full-blown Argentinean-style socialism. The lesser men who came after you betrayed your vision. Not your fault.
Rest in peace.
Giants once walked the earth. I miss them.
What devastating news. I’m absolutely gutted.
May she rest in peace, the Iron Lady
The best parts of The Iron Lady were when they showed her in her early years and her prime. They spent waaaaaay too much time on the years she was failing with Alzheimers.
(Repeat posting from another thread, sorry)
Mrs. Thatcher paid tribute to Pres Reagan even though she was very ill at the time, I am so sorry we don’t have an equal giant returning the honor.
Condolences on both our countries.
Argument framing at its finest. Reducing leftist arguments to their lowest common denominator - which for the left is very low indeed - made her devastating in oral argument.
May God rest Baroness Thatcher’s soul. We are not likely to see her like in British politics again.
That’s okay because subsequent stories will more than make up for the lack of vitriol. This will end up as one of the worst examples of what the news and people in general can do. Possibly worse than the attack on Rick Warren.
Neatly forgetting that Labour in 1968 were the first party to do away with free milk.
Thatcher was a giant of British and world politics. What has come after have been pygmies.
I assume we will send the VP to the funeral. Oh, the shame we bear for so poorly honoring a true friend.
I am shedding a few tears. All the good ones are leaving us and we are left with evil scum.
When I moved to Britain with my new husband in the early 80’s, the coal miners were striking. One of their demands was that they could hand over their jobs to their kids. I was shocked. I told my husband that we always espected our children to do better that we had done. Sadly, the Socialist attitude in now here and the American Dream is gone. She stood up to the Unions like no other in British history. Iron Lady, ABSOLUTELY!
“I cant think of a sufficient tribute to her accomplishments.”
My thoughts, exactly.
That woman had more backbone and steel in her than all the republicans in Washington today.
Rest in peace world changer. You are now gone to a better place after spending your life trying to bring a better future for everyone in this world. You have left us but you will never, ever, be forgotten.
R.I.P. Mrs. Thatcher.
ping ......... RIP
John Paul II and Ronald Reagan have been waiting for her.
Thanks Lady Thatcher, for your leadership and inspiration.
Rest in peace.
Actually it WAS a hatchet job from the leftist viewpoint -
It showed her as unbending, uncompromising, unwilling to give an inch conservative leader.
Which of course are all mortal sins to liberal idiots.
I on the other hand was screaming with delight. The only sad part that I saw was that we (conservatives) apparently have no current leaders that are unbending, uncompromising and unwilling to give an inch.
“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” Margaret Thatcher
At least we have the example set, of leadership. Further words fail me. The Iron Lady says it all.
Makes mincemeat of the oft quoted “leadership from behind”.
THAT makes me cry. May you rest in peace, Baroness Thatcher.
Whatever ones feelings about Lady Thatchers legacy, The Iron Lady is a disgraceful film. You do not have to support her politics to defend her right to privacy in old age. She deserves to be treated with as much dignity as anyone else. This is precisely what the film, in depicting her in the grip of dementia while she is still alive, fails to do.
I do not know how impaired Lady Thatcher is, if she really hallucinates and sees her dead husband or has ever slipped past her minders to wander aimlessly to the shops, confused and alone. But I do hope she never sees this film or reads the reviews. No wonder her children, Mark and Carol, refused to attend private screenings.
Some other comments:
Cynthia Crawford, who worked for Lady Thatcher throughout her Downing Street tenure, said some scenes in the £10million film were totally unrelated to the truth.
She attacked the decision to release the film during the 86-year-old former prime ministers lifetime as beyond the boundaries.Mrs Crawford, 74, said: The dementia scenes are disproportionate to her life and her business and her being prime minister, I think thats really very sad Lady Thatchers policy was you look forward and you dont look back.
If they had made the film about the 11-and-a-half years of her life as prime minister it could have been absolutely fantastic.
She praised scenes depicting her career, including her role in the Falklands and the miners strike, saying: I thought those were done well but the dementia scenes were not. She added: I can assure you that all the domestic scenes in the film are just absolutely inconceivable. Theyre just not right and totally unrelated to the truth.
Mrs Crawford said: To produce this in Lady Thatchers lifetime is beyond the boundaries and very cruel, but it is only a film, which will soon be forgotten. Her name and her legacy will forever be mentioned in the history of Great Britain.
Just wondering if she ever “apologized” for something
she said on the public stage. You know, ‘should have chosen
my words better’ style.
Times have really changed,not for the better, and I don’t
think it will be changing back anytime soon.
I mark today, with remorse, for the passing of the Iron Lady.
Reagan, Thatcher, and John Paul II. We shall not see their like again in our lifetimes.
“Too good for the lot of them” was the headline when she was forced out. She’s still too good for the lot of them.
May she rest in peace. If they ever erect a Mount Rushmore to commemorate the West’s victory in the Cold War, she would be there alongside President Ronald Reagan, His Holiness Pope John Paul II and Lech Walesa.
Looking over this thread is making me cry.
I watched so much of the Reagan ceremonies. I remember most Thatcher in the church, looking frail and slumped but yet there she was, ensuring she was there in tribute, big trip and long ceremonies and all.
I sooo miss these great people and the era they dominated. Things were so different.
God bless Lady Thatcher, and I hope she will have ceremonies I can watch.
God rest her soul.
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