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Maggie and Speaking Ill of the Dead

Maggie,a tyrant for the rich.
A strong woman for the wrong reasons?
The tyrant for the rich.

Its about half time. I have only a couple of minutes to write.
I need to continue 60 plus hour week.
Yes I am grateful for that too. So goes the Legacy of Maggie and Ronnie.

The Death of the Nannie State or Welfare State and the rise of the wealthy
and worthy class.

I recall in Maggie's rules great novels, like the bell curve were in.
Irish without rights. Imperialism in the Falklands, intertwined
with Ronnie,Iran contra. And of course lowering the English standard of
living. Hurting coal miners. Hurting public servants.

Maggie and Hillary proved a woman can do the job of the Rich Men's Club. 10.Apr.2013 21:24


Any case anyone had forgotten, Maggie and Hillary proved once more that a woman can do the job of the Rich Men's Club as well as any man.

Margaret Thatcher and misapplied death etiquette 11.Apr.2013 09:10

Glenn Greenwald


The dictate that one 'not speak ill of the dead' is (at best) appropriate for private individuals, not influential public figures

There's something distinctively creepy - in a Roman sort of way - about this mandated ritual that our political leaders must be heralded and consecrated as saints upon death. This is accomplished by this baseless moral precept that it is gauche or worse to balance the gushing praise for them upon death with valid criticisms. There is absolutely nothing wrong with loathing Margaret Thatcher or any other person with political influence and power based upon perceived bad acts, and that doesn't change simply because they die. If anything, it becomes more compelling to commemorate those bad acts upon death as the only antidote against a society erecting a false and jingoistically self-serving history.



The Hangover Takes Hold
Thatcher's Legacy and British Identity



 link to news.ninemsn.com.au

Parties break out to celebrate Thatcher's death

Celebrations have broken out across parts of the United Kingdom in the wake of news that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died.

Tributes and testimonials flowed from world leaders and well-wishers Monday following news of the Baroness' death of a stroke, aged 87.

But many received the news with joy, taking to the streets across London, Glasgow and parts of Northern Ireland to celebrate.

A gathering of people on the streets of Brixton, south London, held signs that read "rejoice rejoice" and "Thatcher is dead," Reuters reports.

In video shot at the impromptu gathering, the crowd can also clearly be heard shouting "the witch is dead".

Brixton resident Ben Windsor, 40, said he had taken to the street because Thatcher represented "so much of what people hate about what has happened to Britain in the last 20, 30 years".

In Scotland, a large crowd assembled in Glasgow's George Square wearing party hats, popping streamers and cracking champagne.

Protests had raged in the same square in 1989 against Thatcher's controversial poll tax, Herald Scotland reports.

Angela McCormick, an attendee at the rally, said she had many reasons to celebrate.

"I'm here for a generation that didn't have a future when they left school and didn't have jobs. I'm here for the members of my family who have been devastated by the economic policies or the economic crimes of Margaret Thatcher in the 80s in Glasgow," she said.

Celebrations were also taking place online, with many taking to Twitter expressing similar sentiment.

Scottish MP George Galloway tweeted, "Tramp the dirt down".

He later wrote: "Thatcher described Nelson Mandela as a "terrorist". I was there. I saw her lips move. May she burn in the hellfires."

Writer Mark Millar tweeted: "Anybody sad about Thatcher today has clearly not read a newspaper since 1979."

Source: Reuters, Herald Scotland


 link to www.independent.co.uk

'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead' closer to number one spot as it reaches top five following Margaret Thatcher's death

The song was written by EY Harburg and composed by Harold Arlen and featured in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

A song specifically written to attack Lady Thatcher, "Tramp The Dirt Down" by Elvis Costello, also rose to 79 on the iTunes chart.

Respect MP George Galloway tweeted the title of the 1988 song, which includes the lyrics: "When they finally put you in the ground, they'll stand there laughing and tramp the dirt down."