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Boehner announces House delegation to Margaret Thatcher funeral
Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/16/2013 | Morgan Little

Posted on 04/16/2013 9:43:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn will lead a House delegation to Britain to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday.

Announced by House Speaker John Boehner’s office Monday, the trip marks a culmination of Republican accolades for Thatcher following her death last week. Thatcher’s conservative policies and close relationship with President Reagan won her widespread support within the GOP.

“Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest champions freedom has ever known, and her funeral gives Americans and friends around the world an opportunity to pay final respects,” Boehner said in a statement.

The delegation also includes Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and George Holding (R-N.C.).

Bachmann has long expressed her respect for Thatcher, going so far as to proclaim in an interview last year with USA Today that “I want to be America’s Margaret Thatcher. I will be the next Iron Lady.”

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 113th; boehner; boehnerthatcher; congress; margaretthatcher; thatcher; thatcherfuneral; whthatcherfuneral

1 posted on 04/16/2013 9:43:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Bachmann is good but I don’t know about the rest.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 9:44:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

In contrast to this :

SOURCE:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3008411/posts

OBAMA WON’T SEND OFFICIAL U.S. ENVOY TO MARGARET THATCHER’S FUNERAL (BUT DID TO HUGO CHAVEZ’S)


3 posted on 04/16/2013 9:45:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: cripplecreek

In contrast to this :

SOURCE:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3008411/posts

OBAMA WON’T SEND OFFICIAL U.S. ENVOY TO MARGARET THATCHER’S FUNERAL (BUT DID TO HUGO CHAVEZ’S)


4 posted on 04/16/2013 9:45:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is such a commie rock sucker.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 9:55:23 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: SeekAndFind
The Speaker himself should go.She was one of the giants of the 20th Century and deserves to have the President attending but he's too busy entertaining JZ and golfing.
6 posted on 04/16/2013 9:59:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well thank goodness. The Congress finally steps up to counter our faux president and his pathetic inability to act with class and breeding.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 10:13:30 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any idea which channel is covering the funeral tomorrow? I want to watch it, as I do with all historic events, and I can’t find it!
Thanks...


8 posted on 04/16/2013 10:15:41 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: siamesecats

BBC News should cover it at least. But you must have cable.


9 posted on 04/16/2013 10:21:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Georgia Girl 2

thankfully congress comes to the rescue but it shows how far out of whack Obama is.
fast and furious, er is that a movie?
Ignoring judges orders like the Gulf oil.
spending
concerts as he closes the white house we pay for
work place violence
don’t judge yet and jump to conclusions
and yet he did when his pal got arrested ion Cambridge and he called the police stupid.

Libya he went to sleep and bed as Americans and America was under attack and they were fighting for their lives and no way in hell would Bush had done that and if he had he would have been thrown out of office.

Now this.

The man has no concept of what America is, all he knows is community agitating


10 posted on 04/16/2013 10:47:03 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: FReepers
Egomaniacs Seek to Destroy Our Republic

Support FR and Spread The Truth

11 posted on 04/16/2013 11:22:39 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I was relieved to hear Obama won’t be going. Swarms of flies are not appropriate at a funeral service.


12 posted on 04/16/2013 11:26:09 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: SeekAndFind

I do! Thank you very much.


13 posted on 04/16/2013 11:26:49 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: siamesecats

BBC news channel, which will be covering Baroness Thatcher’s funeral ...


14 posted on 04/16/2013 11:26:53 AM PDT by PLD
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To: siamesecats

I looked through all the channels on my Directv guide, and I can’t find a single one that’s showing the funeral...INCLUDING the BBC. But I guess that’s not very surprising.


15 posted on 04/16/2013 11:27:37 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reggie Love is flying in for hoops n more..... That’s why Obama can’t go


16 posted on 04/16/2013 11:28:04 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: CatherineofAragon; siamesecats
FROM BBC TODAY :




Amongst those known to be attending are:

The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie

Former President of South Africa, FW de Klerk

Former cabinet member, Lord Carrington

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne

Former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace laureate Dr Henry Kissinger

Former Private Secretary to Lady Thatcher, Lord Powell of Bayswater KCMG OBE

Dame Shirley Bassey

Jeremy Clarkson

Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber

Lord and Lady Archer

US politician and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

Classical singer Katherine Jenkins

Official US Congressional Delegation

No official figure has been given for the estimated overall costs, although newspaper reports suggest it could be up to £10m.

Lady Thatcher's family is meeting an unspecified amount of the expense, thought to cover transport, flowers and the cremation, with the government funding the rest, including security.
17 posted on 04/16/2013 11:34:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: CatherineofAragon; siamesecats

FROM THE DOWNING STREET WEBSITE:

http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/funeral-of-baroness-thatcher/

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The invitations to the funeral service of Baroness Thatcher at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday 17 April will be printed today and will start being dispatched tomorrow.

The guest list has been drawn up by Lady Thatcher’s family and representatives with the assistance of the Government and the Conservative party. It is expected that over 2,000 invitations will be sent out.

The doors of St Paul’s Cathedral will open at 9am. Guests are asked to be seated by 10am with the service due to commence at 11am.

Those invited include family and friends of Lady Thatcher, those who worked with her over the years, including all surviving members of her Cabinets, former Chiefs of Staff, Conservative associates, Peers and MPs, members of the Cabinet, Peers and MPs, Members of the Order of the Garter, Members of the Order of Merit, foreign associates and dignitaries and representatives from the wide range of groups she was associated with.

In agreement with Lady Thatcher’s representatives, around 200 states, territories and international organisations are being invited to send an official representative to the funeral service. We have invited those countries and institutions with whom we have normal diplomatic relations. In addition, there are invitations being made in a personal capacity to some current and former world leaders as well as others from overseas who had a close connection to Baroness Thatcher.

St Paul’s has a capacity of 2,300 and is expected to be full on the day. Invitees include:

All surviving former prime ministers
All surviving former US Presidents and a Reagan family representative
Hillary Clinton
All surviving members of Lady Thatcher’s Cabinets
The current Cabinet
The Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition
President Jose Manuel Barroso
Sir Bernard and Lady Ingham
Fredrick Forsyth CBE
Former Prime Minister Mahathir of Malaysia
A representative of Nelson Mandela
Some of those attending include:

Mr & Mrs Michael Portillo
Tony & Cherie Blair
F.W. de Klerk
Dame Shirley Bassey DBE
Jeremy Clarkson
Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber
Lord and Lady Archer
Lord Powell of Bayswater KCMG OBE
Lord Carrington
Prime Minister Harper of Canada
Former Prime Minister Brian Mulrooney of Canada
As invites are accepted we will issue updates on this list.

The family has approved the guest list and the Cabinet Office and Foreign Office are assisting Lady Thatcher’s office in the process of sending out the invitations.

They have been contacting guests directly over the last couple of days to let them know that they are on the list. Invitations will be dispatched on Friday by First Class post. Additional requests from people wishing to attend are being discussed with the family on an on-going basis.

Dress code

The following dress code will be sent out with invitations:

Full Day Ceremonial without swords
Morning Dress (Black Waistcoat and Black Tie) / dark suit
Day dress with Hat
Medals and Decorations may be worn
Invitations

Invitations are due to be dispatched on Friday.

VIP invitations are white and those guests will be seated under the dome of the Cathedral – they have a red or green stripe – which designates port or starboard. All other invitations are different colours – depending on where your seat is in the Cathedral


18 posted on 04/16/2013 11:35:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Bachmann has long expressed her respect for Thatcher, going so far as to proclaim in an interview last year with USA Today that “I want to be America’s Margaret Thatcher. I will be the next Iron Lady.”

Michelle Bachmann couldn't hold Margaret Thatcher's purse.

19 posted on 04/16/2013 11:39:46 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Can a Margaret Thatcher win in the USA today?


20 posted on 04/16/2013 11:40:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If Boner had any integrity he would have attended the funeral himself and would’ve gained a lot of support among conservatives.

They won’t miss him in the House.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 11:43:09 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: PLD

Margaret Thatcher's Funeral Route





The funeral procession will set out from the Palace of Westminster with Baroness Thatcher's body carried in a hearse for the first part of the journey. The coffin will be trasferred to a gun carriage at the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand.




The funeral passes Downing Street, which is found on the left of the route along Whitehall.


At the RAF Chapel at the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand, Baroness Thatcher's coffin will be borne in procession to St Paul's Cathedral on a gun carriage drawn by six horses of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.


Once the procession leaves St Clement Danes, the route to St Paul's along Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill will be lined by more than 700 armed forces personnel from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, F Company Scots Guards, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, and the Royal Air Force.


There will be a Guard of Honour outside St Paul's as the coffin is transferred into the Cathedral by service personnel from regiments and ships closely associated with the Falklands campaign.


22 posted on 04/16/2013 11:46:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Can a Margaret Thatcher win in the USA today?

Would the GOPe nominate either a Margaret Thatcher or a Ronald Reagan today?

23 posted on 04/16/2013 11:47:04 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Demographics is destiny. Neither Britain nor the US are the same countries they were in the 80s.


24 posted on 04/16/2013 11:47:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
Surprised by some of the individuals invited.

However, I was really surprised by:

VIP invitations are white and those guests will be seated under the dome of the Cathedral...they have a red or green stripe which designates port or starboard.

Must be more sailors involved than any one guessed.

Safe harbor at last, Baroness

25 posted on 04/16/2013 11:53:25 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: MVV

I read that you only go by invite and BHO and his wife didn’t get one.


26 posted on 04/16/2013 12:06:48 PM PDT by mickie (My grandson is a Marine.....now serving in Afghanistan.)
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To: SeekAndFind; siamesecats

Thank you!

Apparently the BBC is the only channel that will carry live & uninterrupted coverage, beginning at 9:15 a.m. London time (4:15 East Coast time).


27 posted on 04/16/2013 12:09:01 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon

cspan2 said their coverage would start at 4am.


28 posted on 04/16/2013 12:09:38 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

THANK YOU...


29 posted on 04/16/2013 12:25:35 PM PDT by PLD
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To: longtermmemmory

Thank you, longtermmemory.


30 posted on 04/16/2013 12:32:42 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: dragonblustar

Yeah, he sure is:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2927237636408&set=a.1808462147720.52130.1724947522&type=1&ref=nf


31 posted on 04/16/2013 1:31:03 PM PDT by goldi
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To: CatherineofAragon

I sure hope it’s the BBC America channel, cause that’s all I get.
Thank you so much for your research!


32 posted on 04/16/2013 1:42:17 PM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: cripplecreek
Marsha Blackburn is solid
33 posted on 04/16/2013 2:33:41 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: siamesecats; SeekAndFind

I know, same here! I guess I’ll set the DVR to BBCA and see what happens.

You’re kind, siamesecats, but the credit goes to SeekandFind. :)


34 posted on 04/16/2013 4:24:53 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank you so much! I don’t know how I missed that you had done the research, I’m so sorry. Thank you again!


35 posted on 04/16/2013 4:26:30 PM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

But none of the Bushes will attend. It’s sad but not surprising since GW Bush joined the progressives in his 2nd term.


36 posted on 04/16/2013 7:37:05 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: longtermmemmory

My TV says a replay on CSPAN at 4:15 PM, not AM real-time.


37 posted on 04/16/2013 8:44:37 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

BBC America does not show any Maggie tomorrow on the DVR.


38 posted on 04/16/2013 8:45:34 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Did you mean GHWB? He’s barely hanging on himself. I doubt he’d survive a trip across the pond. Are any other former US presidents attending? (think of that security issue) Is a representative of the Reagan family attending? Michael would be the only one that would be appropriate IMO.


39 posted on 04/16/2013 8:57:55 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

No, I mean GW Bush. Word I heard is that he’s not attending.

And I meant what I said: GW turned left in his 2nd term. Look at the illegal “immigration” crap that he tried to push through. Look at his bank bailouts. Abandoning free-market principles in order to save it, what kind of leftist progressive garbage is that?


40 posted on 04/16/2013 10:37:37 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You know things are bad when Boner is taking the lead on this because nobody else in govt. will.


41 posted on 04/16/2013 10:38:31 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

cspan2 carrying the feed


42 posted on 04/17/2013 1:19:24 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; siamesecats

Nope, nothing on BBCA this morning, but I caught most of the CSPAN feed.

CSPAN says it will air a repeat Sunday night at 9:00 ET.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 7:00:31 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon

By DVR listing CSPAN is supposed to replay today at 4:15, 12 hours after the start.


44 posted on 04/17/2013 7:29:03 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Thank you!


45 posted on 04/17/2013 7:42:22 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon

SIGH looks like guides are lying again!

No funeral. Maybe they meant live at 4:15 AM, but programmed erroneously at PM! Ggggrrrrr!


46 posted on 04/17/2013 1:39:47 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I can’t stand that. Those guides are wrong SO often.

For what it’s worth, this morning CSPAN said they will repeat the funeral at 9 p.m. Eastern on Sunday. We’ll see....


47 posted on 04/17/2013 5:27:11 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Thanks for the info. I’ll keep checking.


48 posted on 04/17/2013 8:08:35 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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