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The Texan who stole the show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral
Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 1:40 PM | Elias Groll

Posted on 04/17/2013 3:32:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

After being carried through the streets of London in a flag-draped coffin aboard a gun carriage, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest this morning in St. Paul's Cathedral. But the big story of the day wasn't Maggie. No, it was a 19-year-old Texan who stole the show from the deceased Iron Lady.

With a poise reminiscent of the elder Thatcher, Amanda Thatcher, Margaret's granddaughter, delivered a reading from Epistles that has the British media agog. Amanda, who lives with her mother in Texas, chose a rather militant passage that calls on believers to "put on the whole armour of God."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; US: Texas; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: funeral; granddaughter; texan; thatcher
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And Our Quisling who sleeps at 1600 Penn. Ave. did not send a single representative to the funeral. Not One. (he sent GOP officials & 1 Embassy staffer in London)

Cannot tell you how proud I am to see Margaret Thatcher's granddaughter lives in Texas. Chokes me up.

1 posted on 04/17/2013 3:32:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

What the hell? I have to sign up? no thanks


2 posted on 04/17/2013 3:34:14 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Texas Fossil

Seriously, don’t you think it was an answer to the family’s prayers that they didn’t have to deal with a representative of the White House?


3 posted on 04/17/2013 3:34:49 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: Texas Fossil

Maybe she or her brother will be interested in saving our country one day.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 3:35:09 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Texas Fossil

Amanda seems to have inherited her grandmother’s constitution.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 3:36:08 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Texas Fossil

Amanda Thatcher reading at Margaret Thatcher's funeral ceremony

youtube link

6 posted on 04/17/2013 3:37:54 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Texas Fossil

I’m glad that no 0bama pigs soiled Baroness Thatcher’s services.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 3:42:52 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Well, Amanda is definitely not guilty...

In a wholesome sort of way.

9 posted on 04/17/2013 3:43:01 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: tomkat

Good job Amanda...Bless you and your family.
Thanks for a fine reading of the Good Word.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 3:43:10 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Texas Fossil
Well, that ruined my vision.

/johnny

11 posted on 04/17/2013 3:44:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Texas Fossil

BLFR


12 posted on 04/17/2013 3:46:15 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: Texas Fossil

PFL


13 posted on 04/17/2013 3:47:42 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Texas Fossil; Lazamataz

Looking through the unusually blurry laptop screen, she looks not guilty.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 3:48:25 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Bless you, Miss Thatcher, and your brother, Michael. Beautiful reading and choice of reading.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 3:48:41 PM PDT by madison10
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To: clintonh8r

Bump!


16 posted on 04/17/2013 3:50:19 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand . 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:Ephesians 6:11-17 (King James Version)


17 posted on 04/17/2013 3:51:23 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Yes, When Amanda read here scripture Obozo could not have withstood the heat. He is a servant of the “father of Lies”. She is a servant of Christ.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 3:51:32 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Thanks for another of those “You May Have A Virus on Your Computer” website.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 3:52:22 PM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Same problem here.

I was hoping for more of a 'twang to her accent, but she's overcome that part of being Texan.

God bless the entire family.

/johnny

20 posted on 04/17/2013 3:52:48 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Texas Fossil
Very classy.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 3:53:03 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Texas Fossil

Amanda, like her brother, are native born Americans.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 3:54:33 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Texas Fossil; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ..
11 Put on the whole aarmour of God...  photo AmandaThatcher-1.gif that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we awrestle not bagainst cflesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the drulers of the edarkness of this world, against spiritual fwickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins agirt about with btruth, and having on the cbreastplate of drighteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of apeace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of afaith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery bdarts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of asalvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

Written from Rome unto the Ephesians by Tychicus.

In Texas we... raise 'em up right--

23 posted on 04/17/2013 3:55:06 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Texas Fossil
I believe that Miss Thatcher did not choose the reading.

It is my understanding that that passage is always the Epistle reading for members of the Order of the Garter.

24 posted on 04/17/2013 3:55:12 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

She is most definitely not guilty. And that is a brilliant choice of Scripture. I don’t know if Mrs. Thatcher was saved—I hope so—but the image of the Iron Lady in metaphysical armor and sword is a pretty powerful one.

}:-)4


25 posted on 04/17/2013 3:55:48 PM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Beautiful and well poised young woman. Britain and Texas should both be proud.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 3:56:28 PM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: tomkat
Thank you for the YouTube link. What sand this grand-daughter of the Iron Lady had, to stand in front of that audience of people representing what has become perhaps one of the most pagan nations on the face of Earth, and remind them of Paul, in St. Paul's, and his important, seminal letter to the Church at Ephesus.

God bless her, God rest Margaret Thatcher, and God bless their gracious Queen.

Makes me want to break out in a chorus of God Bless America...

27 posted on 04/17/2013 3:57:30 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Perdogg

That is exactly I was thinking. I believe Amanda and Michael Thatcher have a very bright future.


28 posted on 04/17/2013 3:58:52 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: DeaconBenjamin

They may of had to feed Michelle, too.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 3:59:30 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Bender2

Baronness Thatcher was warning us. Pretty clear who she saw as the enemy.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 3:59:49 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Brings to mind Hebrews 4:12.

Amanda let’s God divide bone and marrow according to His Word. He who has ears, let him hear!


31 posted on 04/17/2013 3:59:53 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Regardless, it is most appropriate.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 4:02:27 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Kartographer

Eph 6:12 KJV is among my favorite verses.


33 posted on 04/17/2013 4:02:59 PM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: tomkat

Wow!! Beautiful!!


34 posted on 04/17/2013 4:03:04 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Texas Fossil

mark


35 posted on 04/17/2013 4:04:21 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Prospero; ptsal
She's a keeper, no doubt .. no wonder Maggie was proud of her.

I just grabbed the url from that site wanting to rope folks into registration .. glad to help.

36 posted on 04/17/2013 4:04:32 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Starstruck

Sorry, I did not get that response. May be that Obozo’s minions are already doing interference for him.


37 posted on 04/17/2013 4:04:32 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Thanks very much for posting. HOORAY Amanda Thatcher!

R.I.P. Lady Thatcher


38 posted on 04/17/2013 4:05:31 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Texas Fossil

does anyone have a clip of the statement made by the druid who performed the funeral? I understand he was snarkey.


39 posted on 04/17/2013 4:06:08 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Michael Barnes

Same thing here. Would have liked to read the story but not THAT much. Will just read commentary here.


40 posted on 04/17/2013 4:07:01 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Texas Fossil

Well done Amanda! I am proud that you are a Richmond Spider.


41 posted on 04/17/2013 4:07:59 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Maybe it is a random event. I occasionally get it from Breitbart and that doesn’t make me happy either.


42 posted on 04/17/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Texas Fossil

That is an attractive young lady. I wonder if she really behaves the same way? If she does, what a catch.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 4:11:47 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Texas Fossil

Bet the protesters don’t have anyone who looks that beautiful or could even read. Classy.

Thank You Lady Thatcher


44 posted on 04/17/2013 4:15:29 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

True. Obama would just grandstand and defile the funeral by his presence.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 4:16:16 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: JennysCool

Wow..
I didn’t know Margaret Thatcher had a granddaughter living in Texas. But it fits.


46 posted on 04/17/2013 4:17:51 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: AnAmericanMother
I believe that Miss Thatcher did not choose the reading. It is my understanding that that passage is always the Epistle reading for members of the Order of the Garter.

Now that's one heck of a piece of trivia. However did you find that out? (Enquiring minds want to know!)

47 posted on 04/17/2013 4:18:49 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Michael Barnes

Try this, it works for me most of the time.

When you load the page, immediately hit the STOP LOADING icon in the address bar.

I use Firefox, so when a page is loading, there is an X on the extreme right of the bar. Punch that X, the page quits loading the script that calls up that ugly REGISTER page.

You can read the whole thing, and see the video, without problems.

Unless you use IE. Then, you’re on your own!


48 posted on 04/17/2013 4:20:22 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: penelopesire
Beautiful young woman, and betcha that hat got a big thumbs up from Maggie !   :-)
49 posted on 04/17/2013 4:23:09 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Texas Fossil
And Our Quisling who sleeps at 1600 Penn. Ave. did not send a single representative to the funeral

Neither the Quisling-in-Chief or the Vice-Idiot received an invitation to the funeral...on purpose. The Brits obviously wanted a dignified ceremony, NOT a Bama photo op.

50 posted on 04/17/2013 4:25:04 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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