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Old 04-08-2013, 10:09 AM   #76
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Funny - they're using the hashtag #nowthatchersdead on Twitter, and Cher fans are very upset.
Oh that is epic! Not an epic fail - but epic in confusion and poorly made hashtag.

But man, that's great!
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:46 AM   #77
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Funny - they're using the hashtag #nowthatchersdead on Twitter, and Cher fans are very upset.
omg that's hilarious! (had to read the hashtag twice, carefully lol)
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She was a woman who supported some truly loathsome policies.

And another one of the generation that considered Nelson Mandela to be a terrorist.
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i couldn't begin to pretend to know or understand Thatcher's influence on the UK or the world as a whole. but i will say that i find the UK a vibrant, fascinating place with one of the world's truly great cities at it's core, and i can't help but think that she had at least something to do with the country's seemingly successful post-war, post-Empire realignment/reassessment.

surely she can't be all bad?
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of course she is not all bad, and deserves much credit

I don't like to use the term 'black or white' and usually try and use the term 'right or wrong'.
The problem with 'right or wrong' is there is no gray or background to consider how black or white something is.
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Gotta give her credit for surviving long in a man's world.
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i couldn't begin to pretend to know or understand Thatcher's influence on the UK or the world as a whole. but i will say that i find the UK a vibrant, fascinating place with one of the world's truly great cities at it's core, and i can't help but think that she had at least something to do with the country's seemingly successful post-war, post-Empire realignment/reassessment.

surely she can't be all bad?
I'm having this problem too. Not knowing much about her, and still not understanding what conservatism and socialism really mean despite studying them for a semester this year, it's hard to get a gauge. The left are painting her as an evil witch, and the right are lauding her as one of the world's greatest leaders.
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She's basically the UK version of Reagan: wildly polarizing and almost impossible to assess fairly.
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My condolences to her family, but her ideology was diametrically opposed to my own. People with a social conscience hated her for many valid reasons.
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Whoa, that Socialist Worker cover is appalling.
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Pretty sure some of those cover shots must be artful parodies. "Maggie Dead in Bed At Ritz"?
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It's a little odd to see some of the same people who decried those rejoicing at Osama's death taking great delight in Thatcher's death.
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Rarely have I been so happy to see a page updated. I don't normally approve of celebrating the death of another, but in this case I am gleefully making an exception. Call me a hypocrite, I don't care right now.

Get fucked Maggie. The world is now a better place. Let us all have a moment of silence for all the lives she fucked up, all the families whose daily existence she made more difficult, all the industries she decimated, and all the countries polluted by the noxious influence she spread throughout the world.

PS To the "show some respect" crowd, hell no. She deserved no respect in life and she deserves none in death.
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