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Poison Arrow Frog
08-04-2013, 12:11:25
So what do the folks here think?

Poison Arrow Frog
08-04-2013, 12:15:22
Personally, I think some of her policies were good (privatization of companies), some of them were bad (shutting down the coal mines because she wanted to harm the unions), while others were good in theory but completely botched in execution (like how she killed the British auto industry instead of slowly privatizing it like the French did with their car companies). Still, she deserves to be honored.

Funko
08-04-2013, 12:19:31
I passionately disagreed with her politics but seem to be taking this news as "old lady dies" don't think I really approve of the current celebrations that are filling my social media feed.

Funko
08-04-2013, 12:20:52
Although if you'd asked me yesterday I would have thought I would have been.

Poison Arrow Frog
08-04-2013, 12:25:20
http://www.isthatcherdeadyet.co.uk/

It looks like they updated the website "Is Thatcher dead?" so it must be official.

C.G.B. Spender
08-04-2013, 13:55:13
I expected a thread title starting with "Ding-dong" ... ?!?!

mr_B
08-04-2013, 15:30:24
expectations expectations expectations

Funko
08-04-2013, 16:13:23
I expected a thread title starting with "Ding-dong" ... ?!?!

600,000 messages on twitter and facebook saying that. but this thread started by an Amurican.

zmama
08-04-2013, 16:24:14
My first thought was Elvis Costello's -Tramp the Dirt down... a bit angry song.

To be honest I thought she was dead. I knew she had had some health problems. Sad for her family.

MOBIUS
08-04-2013, 16:40:46
I passionately disagreed with her politics but seem to be taking this news as "old lady dies" don't think I really approve of the current celebrations that are filling my social media feed.

Agreed on all counts. I stopped feeling ill of her in that way a long time ago. In fact, I rather imagined that for someone like her, that old age was the ultimate punishment...

I think I won't even both to comment at all on social media, such is my general contempt for her.

MDA
08-04-2013, 16:50:52
I won't either, but out of contempt for social media.

mr_B
08-04-2013, 21:08:17
http://images.brisbanetimes.com.au/2013/04/09/4175533/dh_thatcher3-20130409062116781947-620x349.jpg
those britts have no respect at all

MDA
08-04-2013, 22:06:14
They taxed our tea!

Fistandantilus
09-04-2013, 01:17:14
You are all such horrible human beings <shakes head>

Funko
09-04-2013, 08:19:13
Thank you.