Reagan had nothing on her wanton and purposeful destruction of certain parts of the UK and i don't believe in sentimentalising the dead or anyone else for that matter
Every one if UK current problems can be traced back to Thatcher. Destruction of manufacturing and working class solidarity and pride, denigration of public sector professions like teaching and nursing, greedy, selfish, something for nothing culture. She may have been a pioneer but she did absolutely nothing for any other woman. But at least she got there all by herself, rather than the smug, over privileged, under experienced shower of self serving ***** we have at the moment.
Here are the latest comments on the NYTimes obituary.
mungomunroMaine " The problem with Thatcher and Reagan style vulture capitalism is that you eventually run out of suckers to fund your ponzi scheme's." Just as US president Thomas Jefferson predicted. April 8, 2013 at 8:46 a.m.
Bob of NewtonMassachusetts One is not supposed to speak ill of the dead but for Thatcher I will make an exception. April 8, 2013 at 8:45 a.m.
ed2001Kelso, WA "There is no such thing as society," she said in an interview to a lady's magazine in 1987. This encapulated her political philosophy and would be a befitting epitaph of one of the most divisive political figures of our times. April 8, 2013 at 8:45 a.m.
On January 20, 2017.... after President-Elect Sarah Louise Heath Palin..... takes the Oath of Office as the..... first female President of the United States.... I have no doubt that in her Inaugural Address.... President Palin will honor the legacy of.... Lady Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain!!
As for me, I actually thought Thatcher had passed away some time ago. Oops.
Maybe you were thinking of the third part of the British drama House of Cards, The Final Cut which begins with Thatcher's death.
[Urquhart is attending the fictional funeral of Margaret Thatcher] Urquhart: What a rigmarole – a full state funeral now. The woman simply hung around too long. Better a quick exit than clinging to the wreckage of a lost career. Some people seem to lack all sense of timing.
[Urquhart and his wife are watching architects chart the grounds of Parliment for a memorial to Margaret Thatcher] Elizabeth: The Margaret Thatcher Memorial. Is there really no way of preventing it? Urquhart: It would seem not. It's all been paid for out of the Foundation. And the site was earmarked fifteen years ago, apparently. For a time, there seemed some possibility of putting it up in Grantham. Where no one would have to look at it. Elizabeth: Except the unfortunate inhabitants. Where is Grantham, anyway? Urquhart: No one seems quite sure. Elizabeth: Couldn't the Arts Council do something about it? Urquhart: You forget, my dear. We abolished the Arts Council a year ago. Elizabeth: Of course. Department of National Heritage? Urquhart: No, not their pidgeon, apparently. It seems the best we can hope for is to keep the scale of that thing down and perhaps plan a somewhat larger memorial of oneself to stand nearby.
mump boy wrote:Reagan had nothing on her wanton and purposeful destruction of certain parts of the UK and i don't believe in sentimentalising the dead or anyone else for that matter
So at your mother's death you won't mind people saying ugly things about her . . .
C'mon Marlow your mother is private Maggie is public. Famous people get no kid gloves at Obit time, but mostly they will get hagioraphy from the media until the dust settles. I remember after Reagan died and they had trumpeted him up to heaven on the Prime time news for the umpteenth time my turning to my wife and asking: "Remind me didn't we hate the S.O.B?"