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  1. #1 Democrats block Senate Resolution to pay homage to Margaret Thatcher 
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    Senate Democrats have reportedly blocked a proposed resolution to honor former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, with Republicans blasting their opponents for failing to show respect.

    A Capitol Hill source claims that the tribute was supposed to pass on Wednesday night but was placed on hold by Democrats, according to a blog by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative American think tank.


    The House of Representatives already passed a resolution in honor of the late Conservative politician, who died on Monday in London at age 87.


    'To refuse to honor a woman of such great historical and political significance, who was deeply loyal to the United States, is petty and shameful,' Katherine Rosario, Communications Deputy for Heritage Action wrote in her post reporting the Senate debacle.


    'One truly has to wonder, what is it about Lady Thatcher that gives them pause? Her unfaltering commitment to freedom? Or perhaps the way she fought for individual liberty and limited government?'


    In response to the Senate's alleged failure to pass the resolution, a House GOP aide told the MailOnline, 'Wow, we knew Senate Democrats couldn't pass budgets, but it’s pretty amazing that they can’t pass a resolution to honor the late Margaret Thatcher.'

    In the lower chamber of Congress, Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Virginia) presented a resolution on Tuesday to honor Thatcher, hailing the late leader for her 'life-long commitment to advancing freedom, liberty, and democracy and for her friendship to the United States.'


    The House, which is Republican controlled, passed H. Res. 141 on Tuesday night by unanimous consent.


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    Okay, I've tried to be nice because she's dead. Didn't want to be a grave dancer.

    But now, if you don't like her and don't think she should be honored, you're some sort of a commie.

    Let's make something clear. This woman supported Pinochet. That's what gives me pause. That's what makes me conclude she wasn't for human rights, much less freedom.

    More about Pinochet.

    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/...gusto-Pinochet

    Augusto Pinochet, in full Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (born Nov. 25, 1915, Valparaiso, Chile—died Dec. 10, 2006, Santiago), leader of the military junta that overthrew the socialist government of President Salvador Allende of Chile on Sept. 11, 1973, and head of Chile’s military government (1974–90).
    And btw, that socialist government (say what you will about it) was democratically elected. If you're for overthrowing a democratically elected government, then you're against freedom.

    Pinochet, a graduate of the military academy in Santiago (1936), was a career military officer who was appointed army commander in chief by President Allende 18 days before the coup, which he planned and led. Pinochet was named head of the victorious junta’s governing council, and he moved to crush Chile’s liberal opposition; in its first three years, the regime arrested approximately 130,000, many of whom were tortured. In June 1974 Pinochet assumed sole power as president, relegating the rest of the junta to an advisory role.

    Pinochet was determined to exterminate leftism in Chile and to reassert free-market policies in the country’s economy. His junta was widely condemned for its harsh suppression of dissent, even though its reversal of the Allende government’s socialist policies resulted in a lower rate of inflation and an economic boom in the period from 1976 to 1979. A modest political liberalization began in 1978 after the regime announced that, in a plebiscite, 75 percent of the electorate had endorsed Pinochet’s rule.
    Later in 1998, while visiting London, he was detained by British authorities after Spain requested his extradition in connection with the torture of Spanish citizens in Chile during his rule. The unprecedented case stirred worldwide controversy and galvanized human-rights organizations in Chile. The United States and other countries were prompted to release formerly classified documents concerning Chileans who had “disappeared”—were kidnapped and presumably killed by the Pinochet regime. The disclosures brought to light details of Operation Colombo, in which more than 100 Chilean leftists had disappeared in 1975, and Operation Condor, in which several South American military governments coordinated their efforts to systematically eliminate opponents in the 1970s and ’80s. In January 2000 Pinochet was allowed to return home after a British court ruled that he was physically unfit to stand trial. Nevertheless, he continued to face investigations by Chilean authorities.
    Thatcher's role in this?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/304516.stm

    Baroness Thatcher has visited General Pinochet at the home where he is staying under house arrest near London - and talked of the "debt" she believes the UK owes him.
    She added: "I'm also very much aware that it is you who brought democracy to Chile, you set up a constitution suitable for democracy, you put it into effect, elections were held, and then, in accordance with the result, you stepped down."
    Brought democracy to Chile? It was a coup, and he wouldn't allow any meaningful political opposition (either killing or disappearing his opposition). Either she was ignorant or she flat out lied.

    If this woman supported Pinochet, then there's probably other nasty cold war stuff about her I don't know. I'm sorry that she's dead, but she was NOT a hero. She was a woman who supported a mass murderer. She doesn't deserve honor. That's just conservatives trying to ram their beliefs down our throats.

    Truth is if you support Pinochet, then you don't support freedom. PERIOD.
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    More on Thatcher.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/margaret_thatcher

    She was an advocate of privatising state-owned industries and utilities, reforming trade unions, lowering taxes and reducing social expenditure across the board. Thatcher's policies succeeded in reducing inflation, but unemployment dramatically increased during her years in power.
    So, not much of an advocate for the working class or even employment.

    In the 1987 general election, Thatcher won an unprecedented third term in office. But controversial policies, including the poll tax and her opposition to any closer integration with Europe, produced divisions within the Conservative Party which led to a leadership challenge. In November 1990, she agreed to resign and was succeeded as party leader and prime minister by John Major.
    If you're for a poll tax (taxing somebody to vote), then you are not for freedom. She knew that there would be people who wouldn't qualify as being considered poor, but yet couldn't pay that tax. It's just common sense.

    So yeah. I don't want to dance on her grave, but I don't appreciate the idea that you better honor her or you're against freedom. It's the opposite.
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    Dems suck. Plain and simple. They are all dancing in the isles to honor Chavez but not Thatcher? Oh wait, Chavez was a communist like them.

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    Lanie/Bridget...fuck off.

    I mean that sincerely.

    The woman was one of the main reason the Soviet Union is referred to in the past and not the present.

    And all mouth breathing moronic ass clowns like you can do is grave dance.

    You didn't "try to be nice"...you came out of the gate with this rubbish.

    You'd have been better off knowing your role and shutting your damn mouth for once.

    You wonder why you get treated here like you do...it's because you act like you're all innocent and nice and hide behind that rouse to say some of the meanest Libtard things imaginable.

    I'll remember this the next time you get your panties in a twist because we say good riddance to some dictator that was beloved by your fellow Socialist Democrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeEDay View Post
    Dems suck. Plain and simple. They are all dancing in the isles to honor Chavez but not Thatcher? Oh wait, Chavez was a communist like them.
    Great Britan was in worse shape economically than the U.S. was when she took over at PM. She saved that country. most of the hate over there is coming from...surprise...the labor unions and here it's coming from people pissed the USSR is no more and idiots like Lanie/Bridget who weren't old enough to know what she did not only in her own country to save it but her contributions to a free Europe...and only repeat the allegedly eveil deeds she did.

    If you listened to Libtards like her...you'd think the three most evil people ever put on this earth were Maggie Thatcher Ronald Reagan and Karol Józef Wojtyła.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Lanie/Bridget...fuck off.

    I mean that sincerely.

    The woman was one of the main reason the Soviet Union is referred to in the past and not the present.

    And all mouth breathing moronic ass clowns like you can do is grave dance.

    You didn't "try to be nice"...you came out of the gate with this rubbish.

    You'd have been better off knowing your role and shutting your damn mouth for once.

    You wonder why you get treated here like you do...it's because you act like you're all innocent and nice and hide behind that rouse to say some of the meanest Libtard things imaginable.

    I'll remember this the next time you get your panties in a twist because we say good riddance to some dictator that was beloved by your fellow Socialist Democrats.


    She has earned (Lanie) the title Scrunt to be honest with you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post

    We owe her a debt of honor after all the help she gave us in defeating the USSR.
    Couldn't have done it with out here quite honestly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
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    However, you love Obama even though he has a love for Chavez, Castro, Mao, Stalin, etc. Typical leftist hypocrite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    You'd have been better off knowing your role and shutting your damn mouth for once.
    Alright there Dwayne.
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