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Old 04-09-2013, 01:49 AM   #16
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Default Elvis Costello had a great song decades ago about her

I am not sure if one can post embedded youtubes or links to it so go to
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BBC2 Live Performance on The Late Show special 'Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Spike' - 1989.

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I am not sure if one can post embedded youtubes or links to it so go to
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The idea of trampling on her grave or holding parties to celebrate her death is in thoroughly bad taste. We have a welfare state here in Western Europe which burgeoned despite all the right-wing rhetoric. I respect Margaret Thatcher for the way she came up from almost nothing to achieve the high office she did,ignoring the prejudice and the grandees on the way and ultimately beat them at their own game.
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The idea of trampling on her grave or holding parties to celebrate her death is in thoroughly bad taste. We have a welfare state here in Western Europe which burgeoned despite all the right-wing rhetoric. I respect Margaret Thatcher for the way she came up from almost nothing to achieve the high office she did,ignoring the prejudice and the grandees on the way and ultimately beat them at their own game.
I liked her.

She opposed socialism as much as Ronald Reagan did. And she stood up to the Soviet Union, just a Reagan did.
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'Ding Dong the Witch is Dead' Shooting Up the British Charts After Margaret Thatcher's Death
4/9/2013
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Not everyone was so upset over the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. In fact, some partied like it was 1939 (and they were members of the Lollipop Guild).

Upon the news of the conservative leader's passing, many marked the occasion by tweeting, "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," appropriating the refrain shouted out by the joyous, newly freed residents of the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz.

Taking it a step further, a campaign was launched to make the song -- sung by Judy Garland -- the top song on the various music sales charts in the UK.





Led by a Facebook page (which has been home to a contentious back and forth), the song has shot up to the top ten on the UK iTunes charts within 24 hours, and number two on the Amazon download chart.

A more direct shot at Thatcher, Elvis Costello's 'Tramp the Dirt Down', was at 79 on the iTunes chart.





Thatcher's death sparked celebrations among liberals and Labour Party members across the UK, who remembered her less than fondly for policies that destroyed trade unions, supported some international dictators and furthered economic inequality in the nation.

Morrissey wrote a scathing note about Thatcher in The Daily Beast, calling her a "a terror without an atom of humanity."

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'Ding Dong the Witch is Dead' Shooting Up the British Charts After Margaret Thatcher's Death
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Not everyone was so upset over the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. In fact, some partied like it was 1939 (and they were members of the Lollipop Guild).

Upon the news of the conservative leader's passing, many marked the occasion by tweeting, "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," appropriating the refrain shouted out by the joyous, newly freed residents of the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz.

Taking it a step further, a campaign was launched to make the song -- sung by Judy Garland -- the top song on the various music sales charts in the UK.





Led by a Facebook page (which has been home to a contentious back and forth), the song has shot up to the top ten on the UK iTunes charts within 24 hours, and number two on the Amazon download chart.

A more direct shot at Thatcher, Elvis Costello's 'Tramp the Dirt Down', was at 79 on the iTunes chart.





Thatcher's death sparked celebrations among liberals and Labour Party members across the UK, who remembered her less than fondly for policies that destroyed trade unions, supported some international dictators and furthered economic inequality in the nation.

Morrissey wrote a scathing note about Thatcher in The Daily Beast, calling her a "a terror without an atom of humanity."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ear...ts-ding-435539
I think the debate has moved on since the fall of Margaret Thatcher,who like all politicians was unable to prevent the spread of globalization. I'm just surprised that so many people voted for Romney in your recent election knowing that he made a proportion of his wealth shipping your jobs to China.http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7aba84d6-3...#axzz2Q0rfOhQH
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The guest list for Margaret's funeral has been released,and includes the Queen,all surviving US Presidents,Hillary Clinton and British pop legends such as Elton John and Shirley Bassey. Former President of the Soviet Union Michael Gorbachev is too ill to attend,as is Nancy Reagan.
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Of course not everyone embraced Thatcherism,as twice Oscar-winning actress and now London MP Glenda Jackson explains here:http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/v...thatcher-video
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I know I was cynical when Art Modell died, but he backstabbed Cleveland and won a Super Bowl beyond the grave. (The Curse Of Cleveland STILL Lives On)!

But Margaret Thatcher was different, she stood against Communism like Reagan and John Paul II...the 80's was also Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady will come back again. (I may make a song dedicated to her using Black Sabbath's "Iron Man").
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One of the greatest leaders in my lifetime. She was one special lady. God bless her. R.I.P. Ms. Thatcher.
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One of the greatest leaders in my lifetime. She was one special lady. God bless her. R.I.P. Ms. Thatcher.
Her last days were spent without the company of her former colleagues in government who were quite happy to draw their salaries for 11 years whilst she did the dirty work with her 20 hour working days. If only her twin children had lived near and just held her hand occasionally,but they were mainly gallivanting abroad pursuing other interests. What a sad end to a woman who even if one disagreed with her was a proverbial barometer of public opinion and not a weathercock as her Labour successor Tony Blair proved to be.http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...her-final-days

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Quoting from Morrissey:

"She destroyed the British manufacturing industry..."

The entire western world is no longer a manufacturing entity as it once was. Over the past 40 years, manufacturing in the U.S. has fallen from nearly 25% of U.S. jobs to less than 9%. I suppose Thatcher will be blamed for our decline as well. To put the UK's change as squarely her fault is ludicrous. Globalization, anyone?

The western hemisphere's changes have manifested themselves in ways that no one person could have controlled/prevented or affected significantly. It's all part of globalization, regardless of one's arguments pro or con.
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"She destroyed the British manufacturing industry..."

The entire western world is no longer a manufacturing entity as it once was. Over the past 40 years, manufacturing in the U.S. has fallen from nearly 25% of U.S. jobs to less than 9%. I suppose Thatcher will be blamed for our decline as well. To put the UK's change as squarely her fault is ludicrous. Globalization, anyone?

The western hemisphere's changes have manifested themselves in ways that no one person could have controlled/prevented or affected significantly. It's all part of globalization, regardless of one's arguments pro or con.
Did we have to accept that as inevitable though? From your debates at the last Presidential election it seemed as if Mitt Romney was acknowledging the errors of his ways..
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Carol Thatcher reflects wistfully on the week ahead:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...Iron-Lady.html
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Margaret Thatcher's funeral was held today at St. Paul's Cathedral in central London with a silent Big Ben clock to commemorate the solemnity of the proceedings. Her American grandchildren Michael and Amanda walked in front of the coffin as it was placed on a gun carriage and thousands lined the streets of London to pay their last respects. Firm British favourite hymns Nearer My God to Thee,I Vow to Thee My Country and He Who would Valiant Be were sung by a congregation of 2000 guests. Later her body was cremated according to her own wishes and her ashes scattered to reside with late husband Dennis' in the grounds of Chelsea hospital.http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...hmond-student/
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Margaret Thatcher's daughter Carol broke down as her mother's body was incinerated,yet much of her policies linger on.http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ematorium.html
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