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Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies
BBC ^ | 4/8/2013 | N/A

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: baronessthatcher; ironlady; maggiethatcher; margaretthatcher; obit; obituary; rip; thatcher; thatcherdies; thatcherobit; unitedkingdom
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A real freedom fighter.
1 posted on 04/08/2013 5:00:41 AM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Incorrigible

RIP


2 posted on 04/08/2013 5:01:34 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Incorrigible

The MSM will be in mourning because they may have to give Thatcher her due.


3 posted on 04/08/2013 5:01:51 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Incorrigible

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.


4 posted on 04/08/2013 5:02:23 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Incorrigible

First and only female PM? She was fab.


5 posted on 04/08/2013 5:03:34 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Incorrigible

Sure hope nobody at Freep gave Hollywood a penny for the despicable movie.


6 posted on 04/08/2013 5:03:35 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Incorrigible

7 posted on 04/08/2013 5:03:58 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I’ve watched it. It wasn’t the hatched job you might think it was. It was pretty balanced in my view.


8 posted on 04/08/2013 5:05:40 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Larry Lucido

RIP oh great cold warrior.


9 posted on 04/08/2013 5:06:03 AM PDT by vaskypilot
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To: Incorrigible

Godspeed Ms. Thatcher. Say hi to Ronnie when you see him in Heaven.


10 posted on 04/08/2013 5:06:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Incorrigible

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.


11 posted on 04/08/2013 5:06:11 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: CaptainK
They won't give her any accolades.

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.

12 posted on 04/08/2013 5:06:20 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Incorrigible

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.


13 posted on 04/08/2013 5:06:22 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Incorrigible

Giants once walked the earth. I miss them.

14 posted on 04/08/2013 5:09:37 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: Incorrigible
Prayer up, RIP

15 posted on 04/08/2013 5:10:24 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Incorrigible

What devastating news. I’m absolutely gutted.


16 posted on 04/08/2013 5:11:17 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Incorrigible

May she rest in peace, the Iron Lady


17 posted on 04/08/2013 5:11:35 AM PDT by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: Incorrigible
Say hello to the Gipper for us Iron Lady.

18 posted on 04/08/2013 5:12:48 AM PDT by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: Incorrigible
This two and a half minutes of Thatcher smackdown is worth everyone's time.
19 posted on 04/08/2013 5:13:51 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Incorrigible
They were giants of the age.


20 posted on 04/08/2013 5:14:57 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Incorrigible
I recently watched The Iron Lady on Showtime. It gave an interesting portrayal of Lady Thatcher. It did, however, make her appear as going around talking to her dead husband, implying that she was sort of crazy.

Lady Thatcher's departure from politics, like Ronald Reagan's, left a void. They were strong leaders who left legacies of a better world.
21 posted on 04/08/2013 5:16:04 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Incorrigible
I read that during the recent one-day strike by BBC workers, they said they would come back to report if Nelson Mandela died........but not for Baroness Thatcher. She was AWESOME! Sadly, the drumbeat by the Left in Britain while she was the PM was ‘Margaret Thatcher, milk snatcher’. She had decided to end free milk in school for kids over 7. Britain is a much sadder place for the loss of Maggie.
22 posted on 04/08/2013 5:16:54 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Mouton
My favorite is her theory of the “ratchet effect” . I have never heard a phrase which so aptly and succinctly describes the push-pull between left and right, and how the advantage goes to the left. Her description of this effect has never been more relevant than it is now, when the effect has been “ratcheted” up even more than in her political day. She had intelligence and vision, unlike the apparatchiks of both left and right these days.
23 posted on 04/08/2013 5:17:41 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: TomGuy

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.


24 posted on 04/08/2013 5:18:07 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Incorrigible
This is what I remember most...


25 posted on 04/08/2013 5:18:25 AM PDT by Maigrey (Life, for a liberal, is one never-ending game of Calvinball. - giotto)
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To: Incorrigible

(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.


26 posted on 04/08/2013 5:18:44 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

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.


27 posted on 04/08/2013 5:18:50 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: CaptainK

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.


28 posted on 04/08/2013 5:18:54 AM PDT by CPONuke
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To: originalbuckeye

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.


29 posted on 04/08/2013 5:20:32 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Incorrigible

30 posted on 04/08/2013 5:21:35 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Incorrigible

I assume we will send the VP to the funeral. Oh, the shame we bear for so poorly honoring a true friend.


31 posted on 04/08/2013 5:21:56 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Incorrigible

I am shedding a few tears. All the good ones are leaving us and we are left with evil scum.


32 posted on 04/08/2013 5:22:14 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: the scotsman

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!


33 posted on 04/08/2013 5:24:24 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Incorrigible
Prayers up for Maggie and Maggie's family. The West has lost one of our Greatest Ones. May God allow one more collaboration between Maggie and Ronnie that will bestow upon the West a proved path to follow to victory.
34 posted on 04/08/2013 5:28:21 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“I can’t think of a sufficient tribute to her accomplishments.”

My thoughts, exactly.


35 posted on 04/08/2013 5:30:30 AM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Incorrigible

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.


36 posted on 04/08/2013 5:32:27 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Incorrigible

R.I.P. Mrs. Thatcher.


37 posted on 04/08/2013 5:33:57 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: IncPen

ping ......... RIP


38 posted on 04/08/2013 5:34:46 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Incorrigible

John Paul II and Ronald Reagan have been waiting for her.

Thanks Lady Thatcher, for your leadership and inspiration.

Rest in peace.


39 posted on 04/08/2013 5:35:18 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
“I’ve watched it. It wasn’t the hatched job you might think it was. It was pretty balanced in my view.”

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.

Sigh.

40 posted on 04/08/2013 5:40:05 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Incorrigible
Poseurs and all the other 5th rate politicians like our “O” would do well to familiarize themselves with Thatcher’s point of view!

“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

41 posted on 04/08/2013 5:41:50 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

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”.


42 posted on 04/08/2013 5:42:45 AM PDT by wita
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To: TSgt

THAT makes me cry. May you rest in peace, Baroness Thatcher.


43 posted on 04/08/2013 5:43:13 AM PDT by madison10
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
I viewed it. The film was a hatchet job. Here is a review from the Daily Telegraph (selected excerpts)<

Whatever one’s feelings about Lady Thatcher’s 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 minister’s 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 that’s really very sad – Lady Thatcher’s policy was you look forward and you don’t 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. They’re just not right and totally unrelated to the truth.’

Mrs Crawford said: ‘To produce this in Lady Thatcher’s 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.’

44 posted on 04/08/2013 5:47:27 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Incorrigible

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.


45 posted on 04/08/2013 5:50:59 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: Incorrigible

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.


46 posted on 04/08/2013 5:52:29 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Incorrigible

“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.


47 posted on 04/08/2013 5:53:09 AM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; campaignPete R-CT; Clintonfatigued; ...

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.


48 posted on 04/08/2013 5:55:38 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Maigrey

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.


49 posted on 04/08/2013 6:00:00 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Incorrigible

God rest her soul.


50 posted on 04/08/2013 6:02:57 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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