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14 October 2005

Thatcher keeps Queen waiting - while she blathers to a Bush ...



Mad, Mrs Maggie Thatcher made merry this Thursday night, at her 80th birthday bash.

Alas, This Old Brit wasn't asked to attend.

Maybe she'd heard he'd had a bit of health hiccup - or then again, maybe she hadn't.

Shame really, because he so wanted to meet her, shake her by the hand and thank her for past services rendered.

Yeah. Really.

If it hadn't have been for her and her ignorant ilk, he may well have still been a true blue Tory -- instead of the 'traditional-not-new' Labour lad he became soon after she started serving up her own special sort of conservative crap.

And that's the truth. You'd better believe it.

She had the same effect on several other million Brits, too.

But, as they say, that's another story. So it's safely stashed away -- being saved for some special rainy day.

So for now, forget it, and simply settle for being shocked and awed by this.

Former Tory Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has celebrated her 80th birthday with the Queen and 650 guests at a dinner in a London hotel.

Lady Thatcher looked frail as she arrived 15 minutes late - aides said she had been delayed by talking on the phone to ex-US President George Bush.
Can you believe it ?

She kept her own Queen waiting while she blathered on the blower to a burned out, Bush ! ?

Charming, Margaret, darling.

Off with her head !

Eh?

For the officially slanted & super-sanitized, pandering P.R. party-piece put out by the B.B.C. - click this little link : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4329132.stm

Then for a real 'raving' related rant by the Mirror's really left leaning Labour lad, Kevin Maguire, click the link at the end of this tasty teaser.

But be warned -- cutie pie Kevin can certainly come on strong.
The Prime Minister who gave her name to the bitter 1980s was a hateful figure.

Even as her strength wanes and the clock ticks remorselessly, we should never forget or forgive what she did to people who refused to bow the knee and how she wrecked millions of lives.

THATCHER preached harmony, yet fractured Britain into an unfairer, more divided, unjust country.

She scrapped the link between pensions and wages, plunging elderly citizens into poverty.

A hair-brained monetarist experiment allowed the pound to soar, sacrificing untold numbers of jobs. But the PM who'd claimed Labour wasn't working thought unemployment topping a record three million was a price worth paying.

Riots ripped apart Brixton and Toxteth. Working people who stood up to her were ruthlessly crushed.

Trade unions were neutered, creating a hire-and-fire economy of insecure, poorly paid McJobs.

The long pit strike, when she intervened to prevent a deal with Arthur Scargill's miners, proved what a vindictive, evil figure she was.

North Sea oil was squandered, the family silver flogged off, as gas, airlines, buses, electricity, water, steel and car industries went under the hammer in an orgy of privatisation.

The brunt was borne by communities in the industrial heartlands.

Rioting broke out over the barmy poll tax forcing dustmen to pay the same as dukes.

Even the Falklands War, which cost the lives of 250 British servicemen and was hailed by her as a triumph, was down to her inept foreign policy.
Well ? What did I tell you ?

Boy, can that boy bellow.

Now go read the rest -- and enjoy!

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/tm_objectid=16241357%26method=full%26siteid=94762-name_page.html

12 Comments:

Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Thatcher is better than Bush Jr.

Gads.

Arf.

Throwing up.

4:29 pm  
Blogger markfromireland said...

1) I can't stand her.

2) I can't stand her.

3) Keith Joseph was even worse than she was and she was crazy about his crazed politics and economics.

4) She's still pretty good at planting a knife in the back:


Although Lady Thatcher remains a strong supporter of the decision to topple Saddam by invading Iraq, it is the first time she has questioned the basis for the war. Yesterday's Washington Post reported that when asked whether she would have invaded Iraq given the intelligence at the time, Lady Thatcher replied: "I was a scientist before I was a politician. And as a scientist I know you need facts, evidence and proof - and then you check, recheck and check again."

She added: "The fact was that there were no facts, there was no evidence, and there was no proof. As a politician the most serious decision you can take is to commit your armed services to war from which they may not return.


http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article319542.ece

In this particular case I can forgive her a lot because of the back into which she planted the knife. I can forgive her for about ooooohhhhh let's be generous 30 seconds.

5:56 pm  
Anonymous graniab said...

I thought that 'Bush telephone call' was a diplomatic way of saying - she needed to be velcroed into her Depends. (btw no offense meant to fellow Old Brit readers - but the woman is a witch.) She stole my school milk - it's a wonder I have any posture at all.

Mark - I saw a dolly 'security expert' on TV last night talking about Syria - you would have blown a gasket

6:50 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

mark,

**In this particular case I can forgive her a lot because of the back into which she planted the knife. I can forgive her for about ooooohhhhh let's be generous 30 seconds.

Ha. I'll drink to that.

Incidentally, re the post on the previous blog entry and your response.

I know about the things you mention but. believe me what I'm talking about IS something SINISTER.

I'm still working - and getting others to help - on getting to the bottom of it.

Till I know more - I can't say any more, right now.

8:57 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

graniab,

I don't think you need worry about insuting any readers here.

Heh. Compared to the sort of stuff I come out with - anything you might add would probably be considered polite.

Anyone who can't stand the heat of our kitchen - should simply stay out, eh? :^)

Oh, and yep, I'd almost forgotten about her swiping our kids-school-milk. Grrrhh.

9:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember Keith Joseph

what a loon he was W-E-I-R-D-O

10:32 pm  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

North Sea oil was squandered, the family silver flogged off, as gas, airlines, buses, electricity, water, steel and car industries went under the hammer in an orgy of privatisation.

Gosh, I had not been aware so many public services had been privatised in Britain,

12:38 am  
Blogger Richard said...

anon,

Yep, I remember him too. Weird is right in a scary way - like from another planet - devoid of humans.

Rosematy,

It WAS that bad. In fact it worse. Blair, under the guise of his 'invented' New Labour has followed in her footsteps - faithfully. Early on he said she was his role model.

Also note - both he and Cherie WERE AT MAGGIE'S party - by invitation.

Interesting, eh?

3:33 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

OK,

I've been missing for so long because I've been working my socks off trying to solve a 'mystery' ---- and I think now, I almost have.

Go to this link and you'll see what the 'mystery' I'm talking about, is. Somebody's up to something.

I knew NOTHING about this and it has NOTHING to do with me.

http://casa.ccp.servidores.net/cgi-local/zview?url=http://rickwrites.blogspot.com/

3:37 pm  
Blogger markfromireland said...

Richard,

That's not anything sinister. There are a lot of scripts like that. Usually (as in apparently in this case) written by a student as an exercise in PERL (a computer language for string processing)

I've seen similar scripts - in fact that one seems to be a copy of a script that's all through the bio-informatics world.

All it does it write a carbon copy of your site and replace your content that contains particular letters with others. Z for S and so on.

Seriously this one is most likely a student prank.

You colud always email him doing a cease and desist. Or alternately find out if blogger lets you block by IP.

6:04 pm  
Blogger markfromireland said...

Incidentally shouldn't

"Shame really, because he so wanted to meet her, shake her by the hand and thank her for past services rendered."

read as follows:

"Shame really, because he so wanted to meet her, shake her by the throat and thank her for past services rendered."?

just wondering :-)

12:17 am  
Anonymous graniab said...

I'm not too surprised Maggie invited Tony and Cherie. What kind of strings to you think Tony pulled when Mark got caught financing that coup? I'm sure there were many calls to the PMs office during that escapade. Anyway doesn't Tone want to be Lord Sedgefield when he leaves office?

4:51 am  

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