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Former British prime minister
Baroness Thatcher dies peacefully at the age
of 87 after suffering a massive stroke

Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 4/8/2013 8:55:39 AM

Margaret Thatcher, the first female British Prime Minister who gained worldwide renown as the Iron Lady has died aged 87. Developing a formidable partnership with President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s, Mrs. Thatcher stood up to the ´Evil Empire´ of the Soviet Union, eventually witnessing its collapse. [Snip] Responding to her death, Buckingham Palace said, ´The Queen is sad to hear the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher and Her Majesty will be sending a private message of sympathy to the family, Buckingham Palace said today.´ British Prime Minster David Cameron said on hearing of her passing, ´It was

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Reply 1 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 4/8/2013 9:09:00 AM     (No. 9264974)

Wow..what a woman! We could use her about now - Reagan too. God bless her and all she did in the name of freedom and common sense.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: djs, 4/8/2013 9:09:14 AM     (No. 9264975)

The Lioness is gone. She had more guts in her little finger than any leader in the West has today.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56, 4/8/2013 9:12:14 AM     (No. 9264985)

God rest her soul and welcome a new Saint into Heaven. Say hi to Ronnie Reagan for us all.

I had the opportunity to hear her speak in Corpus Christi, Texas about 20 years ago. What a lady!

It was the effort between three people ... Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II that took down the Soviet Union without a single shot fired.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kaps5656, 4/8/2013 9:12:39 AM     (No. 9264986)

Perhaps make an exception today and remove the picture of the sadistic cow and put up a picture of Baroness Thatcher.

Just a thought...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 4/8/2013 9:15:07 AM     (No. 9264992)

Little did I know quite how cruel the Guardian would be. All you need to know about their announcement is:

After a series of mini-strokes in 2002 Thatcher withdrew from public life, no longer able to make the kind of waspish pronouncements that had been her forte in office – and beyond.

I could read no more after that. How childish!

Unless you want to become seriously angry and get that awful lump stuck in your throat, do not read the British left-wing newspapers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 4/8/2013 9:15:52 AM     (No. 9264994)

R.I.P Iron Lady....R.I.P.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judge, 4/8/2013 9:21:11 AM     (No. 9265005)

So sad to hear this. A great leader

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/8/2013 9:22:06 AM     (No. 9265008)

Thank you, Lucianne, for changing the lead-in picture to a true lady and leader.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 4/8/2013 9:28:01 AM     (No. 9265016)

You will be missed, Lady Thatcher. God Bless You and your family.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: DoktorFranken, 4/8/2013 9:30:35 AM     (No. 9265021)

Ah, when the ADULTS were the caretakers of the Free World!! There may never be another Maggie, and more´s the pity.

Good-bye, Madam Prime Minister.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 4/8/2013 9:32:22 AM     (No. 9265022)

Sadly and absolutely correct, OP.

How the world needs people with the strength, character and wisdom of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan to be leaders today.

I´m thankful to have lived through those years and to have experienced firsthand the blessing and example of leadership they were for that generation, and for any future generations that would follow their example.

They knew the difference between right and wrong and would not be deterred from doing right. They did not "go wobbly" in the face of wrongdoers.

Prayers and condolences for her family. Many of us are being thankful for her and mourning with you today. God bless.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ronbet, 4/8/2013 9:32:44 AM     (No. 9265024)

We thank Dear Lucianne too for all that she provides for us every day through this portal that allows true patriots to gather and share the good and bad of each day and to express our ideas and hopes for our nation.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 4/8/2013 9:33:30 AM     (No. 9265027)

She was a great Lady, and will be missed by all good people. May God bless and keep her with Him in His kingdom.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 4/8/2013 9:34:29 AM     (No. 9265029)

R.I.P. a quick glance at the Democratic Underground site shows you the class of the left.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LadyVet, 4/8/2013 9:35:45 AM     (No. 9265030)

Yes, thanks for changing the photo on the home page so that PIAPS is not associated in any way the greatness that is Margaret Thatcher.

I took my daughters to Houston when she was there about 25 years ago. We just happened to be in the right place, about to cross the street, when her car drove by and she gave us the "Queen´s wave." I´ll never forget it. I´ll have to remind my daughters about that day.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/8/2013 9:36:51 AM     (No. 9265032)

A remarkable life we should all be thankful for. In qualities and character, 0bama is more the ant-Thatcher than anti-Reagan. That says it all.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 4/8/2013 10:01:20 AM     (No. 9265076)

I loved the picture of Baroness Thatcher in the tank - if I did not have a picture of my Pop as my screen saver, that would be it.

Thank you, Maggie, for helping save the world.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: CEP, 4/8/2013 10:02:54 AM     (No. 9265079)

I am just so sad, people like Baroness Thatcher and President Reagan do not exist anymore. They had such good souls and such concern for their countries and the world. Good did triumph over evil but it seems since they have gone everything is now in a mess. They showed on TV Baroness Thatcher giving a speech about President Reagan, they showed President Reagan and it was so good to just see his face and know that he watched over the country like a father watches over his family. But sadly people of this caliber do not go into politics.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LAW428, 4/8/2013 10:07:18 AM     (No. 9265088)

We thank God for having loaned Baroness Thatcher to us for a brief, but significant time in History. Thank you Mrs. Thatcher, for your exemplary life, your political sacrifice, and your legacy. We will always be grateful! May your soul rejoice in the presence of God.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 4/8/2013 10:12:17 AM     (No. 9265095)

Please do not put Obama´s picture on the same page as Former British prime minister
Baroness Thatcher...... a real lady

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Reply 21 - Posted by: happy conservative, 4/8/2013 10:14:48 AM     (No. 9265099)

Another great one has passed from our scene. It is our job, as the OP said, to make sure our children and theirs know the truth about her history.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grambo, 4/8/2013 10:14:56 AM     (No. 9265100)

She still makes the socialist´s heads explode even today.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 4/8/2013 10:17:02 AM     (No. 9265106)

Reagan and Thatcher were just what we needed. Where will we find their like again? Now we have radicals, weaklings, crooks, and more than half of our voters think they´re fine.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MMC, 4/8/2013 10:17:21 AM     (No. 9265109)

Gracious, classy, tough, unbending on principle and always a lady. My ideal version of femanism...

I will be curious to see whom Obama sends to her funeral.... And what comments he may have regarding this great lady.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 4/8/2013 10:19:45 AM     (No. 9265111)

Rest in peaceful slumber Lady Thatcher. We were truly blessed to have your leadership to guide us.

The Guardian is a guardian only for the garbage that passes as the liberal point of view. They really need to consult their dictionary for a review of the meaning of their namesake.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 4/8/2013 10:20:03 AM     (No. 9265114)

Let the history revision commence.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/8/2013 10:20:57 AM     (No. 9265116)

She saved Britain, if only for a little while, from the travesties of socialism. May she rest forever in the arms of the Angels.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Andromeda, 4/8/2013 10:22:13 AM     (No. 9265118)

RIP Mrs. Thatcher. I will try to forget that horrid film with Meryl Streep and remember you as you as the great woman you were.

I was in London way back when and saw the headlines that will always be remembered -"This Lady is not for Turning". Where are leaders like this now? Hopefully all not in heaven with RR and now his friend Maggie.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/8/2013 10:23:28 AM     (No. 9265122)

A fine, fine lady. God bless you and your memory forever, Baroness Thatcher. Now you are healed from all infirmities.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: LZK, 4/8/2013 10:23:59 AM     (No. 9265124)

What a woman!!

I always loved the quote from President Reagan -- "she´s the best man for the job".....

President Reagan and the Iron Lady saved Unified Germany from the Soviet Union´s mandates and today Germany can thank the Iron Lady they are successful in the unified Germany....

Only proves for me -- how deficient our leaders are. AND -- don´t be thinking the bubbette clinton can measure up to Baroness Thatcher. Maggie got to the top on her own. Clinton rode the coat/tails of her husband. Where are the feminists decrying her sleazy ride to the top of DC elitism.

Rest in Peace dear Baroness -- you deserve it. Golly the good times are rolling again for President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher. Wouldn´t you love to hear their conversations?

LZK

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Reply 31 - Posted by: SavoySix, 4/8/2013 10:27:18 AM     (No. 9265129)

Hand.......Salute

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 4/8/2013 10:28:23 AM     (No. 9265131)

R.I.P., old girl. You were a staunch conservative, and a patriot. Your countrymen didn´t deserve you.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: dadofboys, 4/8/2013 10:29:39 AM     (No. 9265136)

Please do not send that idiot Biden to the funeral.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: anotherctyankee, 4/8/2013 10:41:13 AM     (No. 9265159)

Yes, another great one is lost to us. And, thank you staff for changing the picture. That is how we should remember Prime Minister Thatcher.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: PageTurner, 4/8/2013 10:42:03 AM     (No. 9265161)

What sad news to wake up to. This is a lady who gave us hope. I never wanted her to leave us. From her handbag to her blue eyeshadow to her shopping for bacon for Dennis because the Secret Service ´won´t know the kind he likes,´ to her great iron will against the Argy tinpots in the Falklands War, her powerful willingness to stand up to union thugs in the mines and crush the unions, her privatization of Brit phone company that so many Brits praised when I lived there, to her critical alliance with the Pope and Ronald Reagan - one which defied the hippie camps of Greenham Common and defied the French so planes could teach Ghadafi a lesson, to her shrewd assessment of Mikhial Gorbachev as someone she could ´do business with´, to her brave praise of ´Victorian Values´ and ´Victorian workmanship´ - after an IRA bomb failed to blow up an old building she was staying in, to her spectacular, spirited defense of Augusto Pinochet - this lady made a great difference in the world. I am in mourning at the loss of her, but know she is with the immortals now.

Rest in Peace.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/8/2013 10:43:02 AM     (No. 9265163)

The best prime minister Great Britain has ever had. A great friend to the USA. Great Britain will return to her policies, or they will fail.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: RancherJack, 4/8/2013 10:44:28 AM     (No. 9265165)

"Conservatives hate women!!

Yeah? How come England´s only ever woman Prime Minister was a Conservative?

"Yeah, well ... she was mean

Way to go Scooter, great argument. BTW - how´s your economy now vs. when she was large and in charge?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: panther361, 4/8/2013 10:45:04 AM     (No. 9265168)

Margaret and Ronald. Now look down upon the mortal world and weep for their respective countrymen.
Where have all the true leaders gone?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: PChristopher, 4/8/2013 10:55:58 AM     (No. 9265202)

RIP, Lady Thatcher.

The golden boy in the White House now isn´t fit to serve you coffee.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 4/8/2013 11:17:18 AM     (No. 9265247)

Godspeed, Lady Thatcher. May your soul find eternal rest. You were such a great friend to my country. God bless you.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Butch59, 4/8/2013 11:18:42 AM     (No. 9265251)

Truly one of the greatest of our times. This was a woman that stood on her principles and never wavered. A true leader. Contrast that with today´s politicians. All I can see are those who´s most priority is to get re-elected at any cost. I don´t see a single one of any political ideology that is willing to stand up like the great Baroness Thatcher. GOD surly has received one of HIS greatest.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/8/2013 11:38:48 AM     (No. 9265292)

At this early stage following Mrs. Thatcher´s death, the UK newspapers were full of tributes, with the only stink bomb being thrown by Gerry Adams, the Irish Republican Army big wig, who reportedly said that she just hurt the Irish and British people during her term as UK Prime Minister.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/8/2013 11:44:54 AM     (No. 9265306)

There will be true mourning among what is left of the World War II generation when England was, well, England. The state-run BBC will instead reflect the Marxist indoctrination of Britain´s young people for three generations. We who are fortunate enough to know the truth about this great LEADER must do just as OP so wisely suggests.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: peterfleming, 4/8/2013 11:52:26 AM     (No. 9265325)

This great woman was known as Margaret Thatcher, and it was offensive to see her remembered with a never used monarchial title.
Tom Paine wrote bestselling Common Sense in the 1700´s, brilliantly telling all colonists we don´t need the monarchy any longer, ever again.
Let´s remember wonderful, freedom loving Margaret Thatcher. Not the monarchy.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 4/8/2013 11:57:22 AM     (No. 9265336)

I got to see the first speech she gave after being forced out of power. She was an awesome speaker. Her answers in a tough Q& A session afterwards was spot on - none of the glad you asked that then a change of subject.

What impressed me most, however, was her graciousness. The CCFR had booked what may have been the biggest ballroom in Chicago but it wasn´t enough. There was an overflow room. When the Q & A was ending, Thatcher asked we all remain seated because she and her security detail were going to exist through the crowd so they could go across the hall because in her words those in the overflow room "Paid to see me, not a close circuit image."

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Gretchen, 4/8/2013 12:20:58 PM     (No. 9265377)

History will judge her much more kindly than the waspish press is today.

One of the few truly great leaders of the latter 20th century.

I will raise my glass in tribute to her this evening.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 4/8/2013 12:24:28 PM     (No. 9265386)

Two stories I remember reading about her. A cabinet member recalled during the Falklands War the military people had spread a huge ordinance survive maps on the floor at Number Ten Downing Street. The PM kicked off her pumps, stepped onto the map and began to point out troop emplacements with a well pedicured toe.

The SAS runs regularly highly realistic hostage rescue drills with the PM and cabinet members. One of the SAS men who had witnessed her dressing down a subordinate who´d froze during those drills wrote that when she visited their base, the the toughest person at Hereford was the one with the handbag

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Reply 48 - Posted by: altoona, 4/8/2013 12:31:02 PM     (No. 9265391)

Amen to a beautiful life on earth. This world was made better by her presence.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: JoniTx, 4/8/2013 12:41:12 PM     (No. 9265404)

We were fortunate to have been alive during her time here on earth. She and Ronald Reagan made us proud.

Love this quote: from May 3, 1989

"If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing." -- commenting on her 10th anniversary as prime minister.
May she Rest in Peace.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: belwhatter, 4/8/2013 12:51:34 PM     (No. 9265421)

My Dad was so happy when Mrs. Thatcher was elected to represent his town of Finchley at the outset of her political career. He died just days before she was elected Prime Minister; on that day there was rejoicing in heaven. RIP dear Margaret, a good and faithful servant. I am more than happy to read the testimonials on this thread in appreciation of her qualities. Thank you America.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: quantumman, 4/8/2013 12:52:38 PM     (No. 9265424)

#47, another story. After a long day she took her cabinet to dinner. After asking for the specialty of the day from the waiter he indicated it was roast beef. Before anyone else had ordered she said she would have the roast beef. The waiter said "Excellent, and the vegetables?". Thatcher said, "Oh, they´ll have the roast beef, too."

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/8/2013 1:24:03 PM     (No. 9265459)

Margaret Thatcher was a gift to world as was Ronald Reagan. I will never forget her appearance at President Reagan´s funeral when she was, in fact, getting somewhat frail. She could have sent her condolences but she was determined to be there to pay her respects to her dear friend. She was a remarkable woman who will be remembered as a force to be reckoned with. Well done, Baronness.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Bevan, 4/8/2013 2:01:48 PM     (No. 9265526)

Yikes. ! I made the mistake at peeking what the HuffPo people had to say. The statists at HuffPo are some of the foulest human beings I ever read.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: pickle1, 4/8/2013 2:14:58 PM     (No. 9265537)

May this wonderful woman RIP.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: dman, 4/8/2013 2:16:04 PM     (No. 9265538)

Baronness Thatcher, the last of the troika that toppled international Communism, has joined the Ronald Reagan and John-Paul II in God´s Heaven. The Iron Lady has earned our gratitude, our respect, and eternal rest in glory. An era of temporary respite has indeed passed; tribulations are again at hand. We await - once more - temporary salvation through mortals, or eternal salvation through the Divine.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Jennie C., 4/8/2013 2:28:29 PM     (No. 9265554)

I saw her once!! At a distance, that is. We were in DC and on the Mall. She was visiting Reagan and the helicopter landed and picked her up to take her back to Andrews AFB.

There happened to be an English lady right next to us, and she pointed her out, although the security made it pretty obvious (Reagan was the tall one!).

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Penney, 4/8/2013 2:51:56 PM     (No. 9265581)

What a grand, ´´lady,´´ in every sense of the word! Her political life is one of brilliant, selfless public service. Her philosophy regarding the principles which secure Life, Liberty and Justice for all was pure and good. Faithful to Christ, her personal compass throughout her awesome life, Thatcher has become one of the world´s greatest leaders of all time for the good of all peoples. Her entire life established a true pattern of positive accomplishments and Lady Thatcher is now a role model for for the ages. ...´´Well done, thou good and faithful servant.´´

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Reply 58 - Posted by: JediJerry, 4/8/2013 3:06:16 PM     (No. 9265613)

What a wonderful strong powerful woman. She is one of a kind and will be missed very much. I am mourning her loss today along with the first girl I ever had a school boy crush on. This mnorning I heard of the passing of Anette Funicello, the cute little Mouseketeer I grew up adoring. She had a cutle little face, curly dark hair and I was love struck. Thousands of little girls were named Anette in her honor.
She passed away at age 70. Two candles will be burning in my house for these wonderful women who made a difference in the world. Women of today need role models like these two fabulous ladies, and not role models like The First Wookie and Hillarme Clinton.
RIP Iron Lady and Mouseketeer Anette!

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Melody, 4/8/2013 3:14:44 PM     (No. 9265626)

Bill Federer published a tribute to Margaret Thatcher today. He quoted the following.

´´Biblical basis affects one´s whole view, attitude and outlook... The notion of human rights comes from the sanctity on the individual...The Decalogue-Ten Commandments - are addressed to each and every person. This is the origin of our common humanity and of the sanctity of the individual. Each one has a duty to try to carry out those commandments. You don´t get that in any other political creed...

´´It isn´t merely about democracy and liberty...It is personal liberty with personal responsibility. Responsibility to your parents, to your children, to your God. This really binds us together in a way that nothing else does. If you accept freedom, you´ve got to have principles about the responsibility. You can´t do this without a Biblical foundation. Your Founding Fathers came over with that. They came over with the doctrines of the New Testament as well as the Old. They looked after one another, not only as a matter of necessity, but as a matter of duty to their God. There is no other country in the world which started that way.´´

´´Iron Lady´´ reminds me of ´´Sarahcudda.´´

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Folsomguy, 4/8/2013 4:16:16 PM     (No. 9265694)

I haven´t posted in years but this tragedy requires it. I (and 150 others) had the great pleasure off having lunch with Baroness Thatcher years ago (maybe 15 or 20) in Sacramento. She was so regal and articulate. Her remembrance of Reagan and her dealing with the Cold War was spellbinding. This is indeed a sad day.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 4/8/2013 5:12:15 PM     (No. 9265787)

Another story 2.
During an official trip to Europe Prime Minister Thatcher was targeted in threats so her visit was under escort of the US Military. My young son newly made a US Elite Guard was honored to be chosen as that escort for a week after just finishing 3 hell days with an American congresswoman.
When t hey drove into a very dangerous place he said " Mam if i suddenly say down please quickly hit the floor and if we are stopped stay there". Her reply was "Do you think I would cower there while such a young Brave guard took bullets in the gutter for me".
"I am trained and I am accurate proceed forward".
He felt she should come to save America and remained his all time favorite leader out of many he encountered.
He will silently salute her today.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 4/8/2013 5:39:53 PM     (No. 9265838)

In the annals of British History two women have left their indellible signatures, Elizabeth I and Magaret Thatcher.

Of the first it can be said that her father was disappointed that she wasnt a boy. And yet under her leadership Britain repelled the Spanish Armada.

Two hundred years later Napoleon sneered that the British could not field an army as they were ´a nation of shoppe keepers!´ And yet along came the daughter of a shoppe keeper who untimately saved Britain.


Well done mam, enjoy your rpose with the angels.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: jalo1951, 4/8/2013 6:57:24 PM     (No. 9265957)

This woman did not lead from behind. I´d like to think that standing beside Denis was Ronnie.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 4/8/2013 9:50:28 PM     (No. 9266126)

Poor PIAPS and Moochelle. For one day they are not in the headlines.

Baroness Thatcher was an inspirational, iron willed, principled leader. God Bless you Baroness and thank you for a life well lived in the service of God, Freedom and your Nation.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Tianne, 4/8/2013 10:15:24 PM     (No. 9266148)

A lady of dignity, determination, and grace - a true heroine. She loved her country dearly.

From a WP Editorial Board article, "´I can’t bear Britain in decline, I just can’t,´ she said in an interview shortly before her election as prime minister 32 years ago."

Thanks to her job well done, Britain´s decline was held mostly in abeyance while she served as Prime Minister.

Rest in heavenly peace, dearest Lady, rest in peaceful sleep.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 4/8/2013 10:55:27 PM     (No. 9266191)

Reagan-Thatcher, now there´s the dream ticket for you. Now they are together again. If they could only lead from te heavens. On the other hand, maybe they are, we just dont know it yet.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: get er done, 4/8/2013 11:13:40 PM     (No. 9266204)

When Sarah Palin hit the national stage in 2008, my first reaction was, "Sarah Palin is our Margaret Thatcher."

America does have leaders with Reagan´s and Thatcher´s greatness, including Senator Rand Paul and the Senators who supported him, Senators Cruz and Lee. The liberal heathen media attempts to run roughshod over our Conservative Constitution-supporting heroes, and I say, "NO MORE."

Time to fight the left with Thatcher and Reagan like tactics. Tell the truth as loudly and boldly as possible, and insist that our Conservative "leaders" do the same. Beat the drum of truth about our "leaders" supplying arms to our enemies, through Benghazi and Fast and Furious.

Another great Brit comes to mind -- Winston Churchill -- and his famous quote, "Never give up, never give up, never give up."

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Reply 68 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/8/2013 11:24:52 PM     (No. 9266213)

Farewell Mrs Thatcher. Job well done.
Always a lady.
Others should take note.

Please say Zippy is not giving a speech to embarrass US.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: lana720, 4/8/2013 11:41:48 PM     (No. 9266227)

I have bern reading tributes all day, keepers, all.
Rest in peace, dear Lady! Wheel done!
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Reply 70 - Posted by: lana720, 4/8/2013 11:45:08 PM     (No. 9266232)

Sorry, well done, good and faithful servant.
IHLG

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