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
Comments: Please save the accompanying articles and photos, as well as those at the Telegraph. Your children and grandchildren may never know the truth otherwise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
#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."
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.
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.
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.´´
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!
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.´´
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.
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.
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.
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."
Not so long ago, casually throwing the Knights Templar into polite conversation was a litmus test of mental health. One of Umberto Eco’s characters in Foucault’s Pendulum summed it up perfectly. He declared that you could recognise a lunatic "by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars". But all good things come to an end. The enigmatic medieval monk-knights are no longer a fringe interest for obsessives. They are now squarely mainstream. And as 18 March 2014 draws closer, Templarmania is going
The Ivy-League educated half-brother of President Obama is publishing his autobiography in which he makes the shocking claim their father dished out alcohol-fueled beatings to him and his mother and in one terrifying instance held a knife to her throat. Mark Obama Ndesandjo, 48, also uses his new book to set the U.S. president straight on inaccuracies he claims exist in his best-selling 1995 memoir Dreams From My Father and confirms they have never seen eye-to-eye because ´Barack thought I was too white and I thought he was too black.´ The self-published book, Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery, which will be
Passive smoking doesn´t give you lung cancer. So says a new report publicised by the American Cancer Institute which will come as no surprise whatsoever to anyone with a shred of integrity who has looked into the origins of the great "environmental tobacco smoke" meme. It was, after all, a decade ago that the British Medical Journal, published the results of a massive, long-term survey into the effects of second-hand tobacco smoke. Between 1959 and 1989 two American researchers named James Enstrom and Geoffrey Kabat surveyed no few than 118,094 Californians. Fierce anti-smoking campaigners themselves, they began the research because they
Try as it might, the White House just cannot put the Edward Snowden story to rest: the leaks keep on dribbling out and this week the US District Court in Washington ruled that the bulk collection of phone records is "Orwellian" and likely to be unconstitutional. That (slightly histrionic) opinion will certainly be subject to appeal and review--ultimately by the Supreme Court--but whatever the eventual result, it means that the White House no longer has any hope of parking this story, as it might have hoped when it first broke. This is to be welcomed, but with an important caveat.
An unknown number of Target Corp customers shopping over the busy Black Friday weekend had their credit card information stolen in an "extensive" breach of the U.S. retailer´s security, Dow Jones reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The theft may have occurred through software installed at machines customers use to swipe their cards when paying, Dow Jones cited one of the unidentified sources as saying. The Black Friday weekend after Thanksgiving is among the busiest shopping periods of the year. Target did not respond to requests for comment.
Raleigh, N.C.--Over the last seven years, thousands of children have passed through the exam rooms of Dr. Albertina Smith´s office off Capital Boulevard. [Snip] "For the past seven years, it´s been good for me," Smith said. "In fact, because I had so little capital when I started the practice, it was easy to start because Medicaid is typically very reliable when it comes to payment." When the state flipped the switch on its new Medicaid system in July, it created a big problem for Smith--about 90 percent of her payments just stopped coming. "In my mind, the beginning of July
A dying patient who was escorted out of a North Carolina hospital for being ´uncooperative´ was loaded into a taxi where he was later found dead by his mother, she has claimed. Deborah Washington has filed a lawsuit against AlliedBurton Security Services claiming their staff at Cumberland County Hospital forcibly removed her adult son even though he was dying or already dead. She claims that the guards took A´Darrin Washington, 30, from the hospital, carried him from his wheelchair to a waiting taxi, buckled him up and sent him home even though he was gravely ill. Mr Washington was found dead in the
Western nations have admitted to the Syrian opposition that they cannot remove President Bashar al-Assad from power as it would risk Islamist militants taking control of the war-torn country. Officials revealed it will likely be essential to keep Assad´s Alawite minority in any transitional administration. The message, delivered to senior members of the Syrian National Coalition at a meeting of the anti-Assad Friends of Syria alliance in London last week, was prompted by rise of al Qaeda and other militant groups. They have taken over a border crossing and arms depots near Turkey belonging to the moderate Free Syrian Army, the sources told
The BBC faced fresh criticism today for failing to spot that a botched £100million IT project had run into serious trouble. The Digital Media Initiative, which was supposed to allow staff to share and manage videos from their desks, was axed in May after MPs branded its collapse an ‘outrage’. A new report today accused the Corporation of being too slow to act and having a management system which was ‘not fit for purpose’. The report by PricewaterhouseCoopers found key controls on spending failed and the project was allowed to slip further into problems. In response Diane Coyle, Vice Chairman
Daniel Heckman, senior fixed income strategist at US Bank Wealth Management A lot of people had gone short into this meeting expecting some announcement even if they had not felt confident in voicing that. Ultimately, this will allow the yield curve to steepen a little bit more especially if we get some more encouraging economic data. The announcement is bond-market friendly in terms of the limited size of the tapering so we´re seeing some short-covering. Richard Franulovich, senior currency strategist at Westpac The forward guidance from the Fed has offset the tapering announcement. The Fed has come along and
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called a top Indian official to express his regret over the treatment of an Indian diplomat in New York arrested on suspicion of visa fraud. Devyani Khobragade, deputy consul general, was handcuffed upon arrest last week and later strip-searched. Mr Kerry spoke with India´s national security adviser, who had described the treatment as "despicable and barbaric". He said the "unfortunate" incident should not damage US-Indian relations. Ms Khobragade has denied allegations of visa fraud and making false statements, after she was accused of underpaying her Indian maid. The maid had complained the diplomat was paying her less
No. Enough of this. Middle-aged and elderly people drink more than the young, is the headline, coupled with the "More in sorrow than in anger but definitely with an urge for government action" quotation from a lobby group/charity/We-Know-What´s-Good-For-You person, in this case Elaine Hindal, chief exec of "alcohol education charity" Drinkaware (isn´t that the industry-sponsored body?): [Snip] I did not tramp about London in the rain shoving unread leaflets through disinterested letter-boxes, one small atom in the maelstrom of activity that resulted in the despatch of the New Labour terror from office, in order to continue to be lectured by charities
Is this man simply expressing his beliefs or spewing bigotry?Either way, Phil Robertson, the patriarch in A&E´s "Duck Dynasty," won´t be duck calling on air anytime soon. The network suspended him after slamming gays in a magazine interview. In the January issue of GQ, Robertson said homosexuality is a sin and puts it in the same category as bestiality and promiscuity. "It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man´s anus. That´s just me. I´m just thinking: There´s more there! She´s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know
A&E broke its silence on Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments late Wednesday. The cable network announced Robertson is off the hit show for the time being. The network issued the following statement to EW: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is — and isn’t — sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics. Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies, Obama announced Tuesday. For the first time since 2000, however, the U.S. will not send a president, former president, first lady or vice president to the Games. Russia has come under fierce criticism for passing national laws banning “gay propaganda.” Though the White House did not specifically address
The gay and lesbian rights group GLAAD is slamming ´Duck Dynasty´ patriarch Phil Robertson for comments he made about homosexuality to GQ magazine, and challenging the show´s network, A&E, to take action against its most popular star. In a wide-ranging interview, Robertson shared his thoughts on homosexuality and religion. After stating in very graphic terms his preference for heterosexual sex over homosexual sex, Robertson launched into more thoughts about homosexuality and sinning. “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong... Sin becomes fine,” he said.
Yes, she really said it. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Tuesday, in a brief discussion about President Obama, Barbara Walters actually said, “We thought that he was going to be - I shouldn´t say this at Christmastime, but - the next messiah” (video follows with transcript and commentary): PIERS MORGAN, HOST: You have interviewed every president of my lifetime. Why is Obama facing so much opposition now? Why is he struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?
Everyone is doing thoughtful year-end pieces on President Obama. Writers and reporters agree he’s had his worst year ever. I infer from most of their essays an unstated but broadly held sense of foreboding: There’s no particular reason to believe next year will be better, and in fact signs and indications point to continued trouble. I would add that in recent weeks I have begun to worry about the basic competency of the administration, its ability to perform the most fundamental duties of executive management. One reason I worry is that I frequently speak with people who interact with the White
O ne year removed from re-election, President Obama´s approval rating has sunk to the lowest level of his presidency. Furthermore, Obama´s popularity among the Democratic Party base — whose rejuvenated support proved crucial last November — took a huge hit this past year. Only 54 percent of self-described liberals "very strongly" approve of Obama´s job performance, according to a Pew survey released this week. That´s down from an all-time high of nearly 90 percent, and a significant decline from the 73 percent who strongly approved of the president back in June. Why the steep drop? Well, the first year of Obama´s second term
John Podesta was just named as a new senior-level adviser to President Obama last week, but he´s already ruffling Republican feathers. In a profile published late Tuesday night by Politico Magazine, Podesta is quoted comparing Republicans to the infamous cult led by Jim Jones, who was responsible for the 1978 cyanide poisoning of more than 900 of his followers in Guyana. "They need to focus on executive action given that they are facing a second term against a cult worthy of Jonestown in charge of one of the houses of Congress," said Podesta of what Obama´s White House team faces.
Hours after we reported that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson dropped some illogical “logic” on homosexuality during his GQ interview, his home network A&E decided to indefinitely suspend him from the show. While Robertson’s comments were hilariously ignorant, they were predictable — especially given his family’s socially-conservative, Bible-loving image. Suspending the lead character for his wholly predictable comments is not only an overreaction but a gross misstep. To recap: The Duck Commander patriarch remarked to the men’s magazine that homosexuality is on par with bestiality, and used fifth-grade “logic” to imply that homosexual men should give up their ways of choosing a
The U.S. Army War College, which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove its portraits of Confederate generals — including those of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Nestled in rural Pennsylvania on the 500-acre Carlisle Barracks, the war college is conducting an inventory of all its paintings and photographs with an eye for rehanging them in historical themes to tell a particular Army story. During the inventory, an unidentified official — not the commandant, Maj. Gen. Anthony A. Cucolo III — asked the administration why the college honors two generals who fought against the United States,
A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ. "We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," A&E said in a statement. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely." The news comes after Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality in an interview
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took some shots at his fellow Republicans during Tuesday’s Senate debate over the proposed bipartisan budget deal put together by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). Joining the more moderate wing of the Republican Party, McCain declared his strong support for the deal and accused any members of the GOP who plan to vote against it of lacking “intellectual integrity.” McCain said he was supporting the bill for two reasons: One, to prevent the possibility of another government shutdown, and two, to alleviate the “devastating impact of sequestration on our military.” “The American people steadfastly