MSNBC host: Thatcher embodied selfishness and greed

posted at 12:01 pm on April 8, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Allahpundit warned in the breaking-news post that the passing of Margaret Thatcher would probably not generate much graciousness on the Left.  MSNBC proved him prophetic almost immediately, as NRO’s Eliana Johnson captured in this clip.  Martin Bashir immediately launched into an attack on Thatcher as the embodiment of “selfishness and greed,” and managed to offer a quote that Thatcher probably would have enjoyed, considering the sources:

“The result was a kind of flagrant, excessive, and ostentatious pursuit of cash” in Britain, Bashir said.

He added, “The best description I ever heard of her was from French president Francois Mitterand who said she had the eyes of Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe.”

How did that flagrant pursuit of cash work out for Britons, anyway?  Jim Pethokoukis reminded us this morning:

She privatized. She cut taxes. She busted unions. As economist Scott Sumner has noted, “Britain had lagged other European economies for decades, growing far more slowly than most economies on the continent. Thatcher’s reforms were among the most comprehensive in the world.”

Just compare the performance of the UK economy versus the French economy. One nation in 1979 started to again embrace markets, the other did not. Brits went from being 10% poorer than Frenchmen to being 10% richer. The lady was not for turning, but thanks in great part to her policies and determination, the economic fate of the UK and the West was.

Be sure to look at the eye-popping chart. It’s amazing how pursuit of economic growth looks when economic growth is the actual goal — as opposed to the economic and regulatory policies over the last four years of “recovery” here.

So, I guess the “let the body get cold” period for respect and graciousness only applies to liberals and the Left, huh?  That seems to be the AP stylebook, too, and not just MSNBC.  J. P. Freire contrasts the obits from the Associated Press for Thatcher and another world leader who recently passed away. One freed people from economic stagnation while another confiscated great swaths of the economy and created stagnation.  Guess who gets better treatment?

When it comes to praising free market champions like Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Associated Press still has trouble giving them their due. In their obituary this morning, the APleads with, and continues to harp upon, the controversy stoked during her tenure as England’s Prime Minister, instead of her actual achievements. Take the first sentence from this morning’s obit:

Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain. The Iron Lady who ruled for 11 remarkable years imposed her will on a fractious, rundown nation — breaking the unions, triumphing in a far-off war, and selling off state industries at a record pace.

“Ruled.” “Imposed her will.” The AP’s word choice apes the old Liberal attacks on Thatcher as tyrant, taking pains to equivocate between the varying opinions people had of her.

For admirers, Thatcher was a savior who rescued Britain from ruin and laid the groundwork for an extraordinary economic renaissance. For critics, she was a heartless tyrant who ushered in an era of greed that kicked the weak out onto the streets and let the rich become filthy rich.

To the AP’s reporter, the history is apparently far from settled that her transformational role was a positive one. Contrast this to the AP’s coverage (by a different reporter, of course) of the death of socialist dictator, Hugo Chavez:

President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.

This breathless introduction is followed by more plaudits:

During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor.

Yes, he was polarizing, but he challenged the status quo! He was a masterful communicator! Why, he’s almost like Venezuela’s Thatcher! Except he received broad support, unlike Thatcher who merely “imposed her will” on a “fractious nation.”

They just can’t help themselves, can they?

Update: As an antidote to Bashir, let’s hear from Andrew Sullivan about what Britain was really like — and how Thatcher changed everything:

To put it bluntly: The Britain I grew up in was insane. The government owned almost all major manufacturing, from coal to steel to automobiles. Owned. It employed almost every doctor and owned almost every hospital. Almost every university and elementary and high school was government-run. And in the 1970s, you could not help but realize as a young Brit, that you were living in a decaying museum – some horrifying mixture of Eastern European grimness surrounded by the sculptured bric-a-brac of statues and buildings and edifices that spoke of an empire on which the sun had once never set. Now, in contrast, we lived on the dark side of the moon and it was made up of damp, slowly degrading concrete. …

She was, in that sense, a liberator. She didn’t constantly (or even ever) argue for women’s equality; she just lived it. She didn’t just usher in greater economic freedom; she unwittingly brought with it cultural transformation – because there is nothing more culturally disruptive than individualism and capitalism. Her 1940s values never re-took: the Brits engaged in spending and borrowing binges long after she had left the scene, and what last vestiges of prudery were left in the dust.

Perhaps in future years, her legacy might be better seen as a last, sane defense of the nation-state as the least worst political unit in human civilization. Her deep suspicion of the European project was rooted in memories of the Blitz, but it was also prescient and wise. Without her, it is doubtful the British would have kept their currency and their independence. They would have German financiers going over the budget in Whitehall by now, as they are in Greece and Portugal and Cyprus. She did not therefore only resuscitate economic freedom in Britain, she kept Britain itself free as an independent nation. Neither achievement was inevitable; in fact, each was a function of a single woman’s will-power. To have achieved both makes her easily the greatest 20th century prime minister after Churchill.

He saved Britain from darkness; she finally saw the lights come back on. And like Churchill, it’s hard to imagine any other figure quite having the character, the will-power and the grit to have pulled it off.

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So i’m British, live here, grew up during the Thatcher years but i shouldn’t make any comments.

America was not on the end of her policies and has nothing to do with the U.S. So it is posters here that should refrain from commenting on British issues without the decency to respect our views which are far from pathetic.

mags on April 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

The posters here respect MY views. If you want respect, earn it. Simply being British is not enough, so quit your whining or go to the Guardian or BBC.

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Thanks.
Sometimes I type too fats.

verbaluce on April 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

:)

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 5:24 PM

So i’m British, live here, grew up during the Thatcher years but i shouldn’t make any comments.

America was not on the end of her policies and has nothing to do with the U.S. So it is posters here that should refrain from commenting on British issues without the decency to respect our views which are far from pathetic.

mags on April 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

fine so long as all British hold the exact same view.

rofl

tom daschle concerned on April 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Martin Bashir immediately launched into an attack

…someone cut Martin’s nUts off!…right now!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2013 at 5:32 PM

fine so long as all British hold the exact same view.

rofl

tom daschle concerned on April 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM

And they all know each other. :)

Hey, wait!

mags on April 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Do you know Katie Price?

No, strike that. She’s not speaking to me anymore.

Axe on April 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM

I’m still waiting for conclusive evidence Thatcher had anything to do with the coverups in Hillsborough. Anything substantial and indisputable or just a wetdream from hooligans,those on the dole or those with an axe to grind?
HumpBot Salvation on April 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

You must of missed David Cameron’s apology in Parliament following the Hillsborough Independent report. This proved that that Tory politicians colluded with the police and the media to deflect blame onto the fans.Thatchers bit’s was redacted that is what the families have been asking for.
http://sabotagetimes.com/reportage/the-unjust-policies-that-led-to-hillsborough-cameron-comes-clean-on-thatchers-britain/

Thatcher’s policies divided the nation as the economy improved the division of rich and poor grew.
I am explaining how she is viewed here
Maggie is not always hated for her policies but for how she implemented them.
The poll tax and the miners strike represent this.
She was tough on terrorism and frustrated by American support for the IRA.
Carter refused to sell her weapons for the RUC legend has it she nearly handbagged him

mags on April 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I am explaining how she is viewed here

mags on April 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

You are representing the views of some. You certainly do not represent any of my family members, who still live in the UK.

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

The irony is that p!ss ants like Bashir only have the stones to say this after she’s passed.

He wouldn’t have the nerve to do so otherwise.

EnglishRogue on April 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

@5:23pm-

Why yes, we do love you. ;)

wolly4321 on April 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM

You are representing the views of some. You certainly do not represent any of my family members, who still live in the UK.

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Is that how it works in the U.S you only want one side of an issue and it has to be the one you agree with?

mags on April 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Me most. *smitten*

wolly4321 on April 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM

You can disagree fer sure. You do it with RWM you better bring your A-game.

She’s kinda smart.

wolly4321 on April 8, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Thatcher’s policies divided the nation as the economy improved the division of rich and poor grew.

mags on April 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

There’s video posted at Breitbart’s The Conversation of the Iron Lady’s final House of Commons speech in which she addressed that particular bit of calumny head on. Under Thatcher, all quintiles benefitted, and so the opposition was reduced to decrying relative advances in citizen’s quality of life.

wolfsDad on April 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

libfreeordie on April 8, 2013 at 12:38 PM

ooooooooo…Dartmouth. Gosh. What is the prevailing Political Ideology at Dartmouth? What a minute. It will come to me…I believe it is the same as Huffinton Post’s.

kingsjester on April 8, 2013 at 12:40 PM

The hosts at Power Line, some of whom who are Dartmouth alumni, have amply chronicled that school’s descent into Leftist Madness over the past 2 decades.

As for libfree’s PDF, I read the intro. libfree obviously skipped it, because the authors in said intro admit that many of her policies, including the advancement of women in the British workplace, did succeed.

Del Dolemonte on April 8, 2013 at 6:19 PM

mags on April 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

LOL..thanks for confirming.

Sorry, chap. Nothing conclusive that Thatcher was involved in a cover up. in fact, most reports state without a doubt that Thatcher was misled from the very beginning. The fact that the local cops were involved in a CYA mission does not lead to Thatcher. And that Cameron apologized? So what.

You are trying to connect dots that don’t exist.

HumpBot Salvation on April 8, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Where did that division come from in the first place,, hmmm?

Personally, I want success for everybody.

wolly4321 on April 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Thatcher’s policies divided the nation as the economy improved the division of rich and poor grew.

mags on April 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Do you understand what you just said?

Things got better. Somethings got a lot better for some.

Which was the more ideal condition?

BobMbx on April 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Is that how it works in the U.S you only want one side of an issue and it has to be the one you agree with?

mags on April 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

No, luv. You are the one telling people here that they have no right to speak on British issues. As a now British-American, I say screw you. Don’t come here and start telling us that we are not allowed to speak.

You do not speak for me, my family, nor most Brits. You are most welcomed to share your opinions, but, PUHLEASE, spare us your outrage.

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Thatcher’s policies divided the nation as the economy improved the division of rich and poor grew.

mags on April 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Do you understand what you just said?

Things got better. Somethings got a lot better for some.

Which was the more ideal condition?

BobMbx on April 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

They are just entirely different goals. And the first one is flatly, unequivocally communist.

Axe on April 8, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Do you understand what satire is?

libfreeordie on April 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM

We get brilliant satire with each and every one of your posts here.

BTW, did you ever find the exact quote of Thatcher’s where she personally called Nelson Mandela a terrorist, as you claimed in the first Thatcher thread? If so, please share it.

Del Dolemonte on April 8, 2013 at 6:28 PM

I am explaining how she is viewed here

mags on April 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

You are representing the views of some. You certainly do not represent any of my family members, who still live in the UK.

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Is that how it works in the U.S you only want one side of an issue and it has to be the one you agree with?

mags on April 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

So, the person, who claimed to be explaining ‘how she is viewed here’ dissolves to ‘you only want one side of an issue and it has to be the one you agree with’ when challenged that his/her claim to be explaining ‘how she is viewed here’ is challenged by one, who was born there, grew up there, has an entire family there, and goes there numerous times each year.

Only his/her ‘view’ of Thatcher is correct…until challenged…then, the challenger is accused of trying to stifle opposing views.

You cannot make this shyte up.

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 6:33 PM

You do not speak for me, my family, nor most Brits. You are most welcomed to share your opinions, but, PUHLEASE, spare us your outrage.

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 6:26 PM

About that. How would you quantify it? I can’t get a grip at all just reading the stream.

Celebrity daughter is having this conversation on Twitter. Some of the more hateful things being said to her are along the lines of “everybody hates her (Thatcher) over here.”

The people that hate her really hate her; that’s apparent. But I can’t get a grip on how much of that hyperbole (everyone) is really hyperbolic.

Axe on April 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM

*Ignore lonely Axe voice of encouragement in that conversation.

Axe on April 8, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Thatcher’s policies divided the nation as the economy improved the division of rich and poor grew.

mags on April 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Do you understand what you just said?

Things got better. Somethings got a lot better for some.

Which was the more ideal condition?

BobMbx on April 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

“In a system of free trade and free markets poor countries – and poor people – are not poor because others are rich. Indeed, if others became less rich the poor would in all probability become still poorer.”

- Margaret Thatcher

“Do you know, one of the greatest problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas? Now, thoughts and ideas, that interests me.”

― Margaret Thatcher

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 6:39 PM

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Axe on April 8, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Do you understand what satire is?

libfreeordie on April 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM

…yes!…it’s when YOUR brain and YOUR wenis get cauterized at the same time!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2013 at 7:23 PM

What more can you expect from the network of:

Moronic
Stupid
Neurotic
Ba$stardized
Communists network.

jeffinsjvca on April 8, 2013 at 7:45 PM

The left is trying to get back at conservatives in America like the left did in Britain:
Mass Immigration Was the Left’s Revenge for Thatcher

Chessplayer on April 8, 2013 at 7:48 PM

How did this Arab piece of shit ever get a job in this country? Send him back to where he came from and that goes for his camel too!!

Jersey Dan on April 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM

…yes!…it’s when YOUR brain and YOUR wenis get cauterized at the same time!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Ouch, that sounds painful :)

jimver on April 8, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Thatcher’s policies divided the nation as the economy improved the division of rich and poor grew.
mags on April 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

You really are as stupid as you sound, ole Mag :)…so your only goal is for richer to get poorer (as actually the real dear Mags warned us when it comes to people like you and your ilk) ) not that the poorer get better/richer :) once more you showed your commie colors :)

jimver on April 8, 2013 at 8:02 PM

At least, unlike Martin, Lady Thatcher had a brain, and knew how to use it.

Another Drew on April 8, 2013 at 8:04 PM

The left is trying to get back at conservatives in America like the left did in Britain:
Mass Immigration Was the Left’s Revenge for Thatcher

Chessplayer on April 8, 2013 at 7:48 PM

They deserve getting their heads sawed off with dull and rusty knives by the mohammedian moon worshippers.

tom daschle concerned on April 8, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Axe on April 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Twitter can be a swamp!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM

I’m curious if there is a running bet in the MSNBC executive office on which personality will make the dumbest comment. They can’t be serious about this nonsense because the network’s message has spilled into the inane.

stuartm650 on April 8, 2013 at 8:28 PM

…..But Thatcher not only broke a glass ceiling; she broke a class ceiling. She was a grocer’s daughter from the back of beyond who advanced to the height of power in a class-conscious society. Like her friend Ronald Reagan, she was an underestimated underdog and political outsider. Simon Jenkins, the former editor of the Evening Standard, once said, “There was no Thatcher group within the Tory Party. . . . She was utterly and completely on her own. She simply was an outsider in every way.”

She was at heart a populist taking on the Conservative party’s old guard, who disdainfully referred to her as “That Woman.” The disdain was mutual. She referred to them as “the not so grand grandees.” As Thatcher later said, “It didn’t matter what they called me as long as I got the job done. I mean, to me they were ‘Those Grandees.’ They just don’t know what life is like. They haven’t been through it. And eventually if they didn’t help our cause, they had to go. But it didn’t bother me too much that they were patronizing like that. Frankly, the people, who are the true gentlemen, deal with others for what they are, not who their father was. Let’s face it: Maybe it took ‘That Woman’ to get things done, and the real reason why they said it was because they knew they just hadn’t got it within them to see things through…..”
…..Sarah Palin

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/345014/grocer-s-daughter-sarah-palin

tencole on April 8, 2013 at 8:34 PM

…someone cut Martin’s nUts off!…right now!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Oh, so many comments, too many townie banhammers…

Ugh, you’re killing me!

Laura in Maryland on April 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/345014/grocer-s-daughter-sarah-palin

tencole on April 8, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Heh. Careful, or the fishwife is going to come to a Margaret Thatcher thread to post one petty-jealous post after another about the author of that tribute.

Aitch748 on April 8, 2013 at 8:54 PM

You can disagree fer sure. You do it with RWM you better bring your A-game.

She’s kinda smart.

wolly4321 on April 8, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Wicked smart. ;)

Midas on April 8, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Aitch748 on April 8, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Bring it on!

tencole on April 8, 2013 at 9:10 PM

there’s something wrong with these people…

affenhauer on April 8, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Yes, and Thatcher was only a conservative; hardly a radical rightist in any regard.

rickv404 on April 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Calling for Thatcher’s funeral to be privatizes is pointed commentary on her ideology. Do you understand what satire is?

libfreeordie on April 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Lefties can’t be trusted to mind their manners. You people are almost as bad as Westboro Baptist.
Satire, you ask? When someone pulls your head out of your arse and we hear a pop?

RovesChins on April 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Martin has the “eyes” of a pigeon (one on each side of his head) and the “mouth” of blow-up doll.

He needs a nice warm cup of shut the hell up.

NoPain on April 8, 2013 at 10:31 PM

And Basher has the face of Hugo Chavez and the brains of Rodney King.

stuartm80127 on April 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Is MSNBC still on the air?

GeeWhiz on April 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM

No one does “hate” as well as the left…

bofh on April 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Margaret Thatcher was one the very greatest leaders of our time.

Martin Bashir’s personality resembles something which “circles the bowl.”

dpduq on April 8, 2013 at 11:40 PM

What is Piers Morgan’s take?

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM

He probably is annoyed he didn’t get to it first. Donna Brazile is another who had to be the first with a classless tweet.

And the quote from le dolt Mitterrand? “Caligula’s eyes”? I don’t get it, sorry.

“Marilyn Monroe’s mouth”? What? You idiot, Bashir, Mrs Thatcher was a lot of things but not a sex-symbol.

Why didn’t Bashir just say he was in diapers at the time and doesn’t know anything about her (beyond “thought-pieces” in Socialist Worker)

She should give conservatives everywhere hope that a socialist dungeon can be returned to a vibrant liberal economy and the collectivist commissars just an unpleasant memory.

virgo on April 8, 2013 at 11:57 PM

I love when mouth-holes that would not qualify to be a slug in Lady Thatcher’s rose garden think they can criticize anything about her.

WestTexasBirdDog on April 9, 2013 at 12:21 AM

In the early 80′s, Thatcher stopped free school milk in state schools. I’m old enough to remember the free milk. You got a tiny little bottle each day, to be drunk with a blue straw. The bottles always had bird poop on them and kids generally didn’t want it.

Anyway, from that day forth, the left has referred to her as “Maggie Thatcher Milk Snatcher.” Today, among all the childish braying and hooting in celebration of her death from my leftie Facebook friends from Britain on my newsfeed, one of them took great delight in referring to her as the Milk Snatcher, and informed us that “this b!tch snatched the milk out of the mouths of children at the age when they most need it.”

The funny thing is, this same guy JUST LAST WEEK spent the best part of an afternoon posting damning articles about the milk industry, about how dairy is poison and we shouldn’t drink it, how all milk has cow pus in it and how much healthier we’d all be if we were vegans (not to mention how much healthier the earth would be if all of those flatulent cows weren’t contributing to global warming).

You cannot beat the left for entertainment. I’m going to wait a day, and if he’s still ranting about Thatcher then I’m going to post links to all of his anti-dairy posts followed by his Maggie Milk Snatcher comments, and make him look thoroughly stupid.

Sharke on April 9, 2013 at 1:07 AM

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/345014/grocer-s-daughter-sarah-palin

tencole on April 8, 2013 at 8:34 PM

COULTER: One thing that I know, because I know people who know her, is when Sarah Palin first burst on the scene, the political scene, she wanted to have a meeting with Palin, because she saw raw political talent, but wanted to teach Sarah Palin to do what she did.

COULTER: To teach her to speak proper English. Palin did not meet with her, and just a year or two ago, when Sarah Palin was promoting some reality show or something, she went to England. And she announced to the press that she was planning on dropping by to see Lady Thatcher, and Lady Thatcher put out the word that she was not available.

COULTER: What, I think, a lot of us saw, that Sarah Palin did have raw political talent. And if she had been willing to put her nose to the grindstone and pursue improving herself, speaking proper English, reading stuff, knowing lots of things, she could have been great. She’s a fine person, but that isn’t what she’s pursuing.

Coulter is so right about this. Many of us so wished Palin would be our Thatcher, but it wasn’t meant to be. Palin never improved, and has gone on to be regarded as a gimmicky, incompetent quitter who few take seriously. It’s unfortunate.

bluegill on April 9, 2013 at 5:32 AM

bluegill on April 9, 2013 at 5:32 AM

Confirmed. You show up only to bash Palin. You are a classless git.

Aitch748 on April 9, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Liberalism is a mental disease that not only affects the individual who has it but the rest of society as well all across the globe.

Margaret Thatcher was the cure for this disease in Great Briton.

America now needs it’s own “Iron Lady”.

Cherokee on April 9, 2013 at 8:35 AM

What, I think, a lot of us saw, that Sarah Palin did have raw political talent. And if she had been willing to put her nose to the grindstone and pursue improving herself, speaking proper English, reading stuff, knowing lots of things, she could have been great. She’s a fine person, but that isn’t what she’s pursuing.

Oh, the irony. That, there, is funny. I don’t care who you are.

totherightofthem on April 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

In the early 80′s, Thatcher stopped free school milk in state schools. I’m old enough to remember the free milk. You got a tiny little bottle each day, to be drunk with a blue straw. The bottles always had bird poop on them and kids generally didn’t want it.

Anyway, from that day forth, the left has referred to her as “Maggie Thatcher Milk Snatcher.” Today, among all the childish braying and hooting in celebration of her death from my leftie Facebook friends from Britain on my newsfeed, one of them took great delight in referring to her as the Milk Snatcher, and informed us that “this b!tch snatched the milk out of the mouths of children at the age when they most need it.”

Sharke on April 9, 2013 at 1:07 AM

And yet the first smash and grab on ‘free school milk’ was made by Harold Wilson who was…drum roll please…. a member of the Labour party .

You can’t fix stupid .

But you can laugh at it .

EnglishRogue on April 9, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Martin Bashir immediately launched into an attack on Thatcher as the embodiment of “selfishness and greed,”

Straight out of Atlas Shrugged. he evidently identifies with the looters and moochers.

TerryW on April 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM

So i’m British, live here, grew up during the Thatcher years but i shouldn’t make any comments.

America was not on the end of her policies and has nothing to do with the U.S. So it is posters here that should refrain from commenting on British issues without the decency to respect our views which are far from pathetic.

mags on April 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

You’re not British – anymore than the Lying, Barking, Moobats living in their mother’s basements who called up Talk Radio while BOOOOOOOOOOOSH was in office snd claimed to be “veterans” to lambaste and trash The Military as a means to Trash BOOOOOOOOOOOSH, were EVER “veterans” or got NEAR The Military other than to Spit on them.

When someone STARTS their rant with: “Well, I’m a Conservative, but…”, or “Well, I’m a Veteran, but…” or “Well, I’m British, but…” – That is a RED FLAG that they are LIARS!!

YOU - are a LIAR!!

williamg on April 9, 2013 at 1:23 PM

The Iron Lady RIP.

Bmore on April 9, 2013 at 1:56 PM

martin bashir swallows.

jdkchem on April 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Donna Brazile is another who had to be the first with a classless tweet.

virgo on April 8, 2013 at 11:57 PM

The vice-whore of the dnc. More smart diplomacy.

jdkchem on April 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM

williamg on April 9, 2013 at 1:23 PM

I am actually the Queen of England and i would like to award you with the honor of the most ridiculous statement made here.

Arise Sir Haven’t a clue what your talking about.

Why can’t Americans discuss anything without resolving to name calling?
This is further proof that you shouldn’t have access to a potato peeler never mind guns

mags on April 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

The name calling, cursing left never changes.

mixplix on April 9, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Why can’t Americans discuss anything without resolving to name calling?
This is further proof that you shouldn’t have access to a potato peeler never mind guns

mags on April 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Most of us do. But if I want to see worse than namecalling I go over to the Guardian and read about what you guys euphemistically call “football hooliganism” such as Cardiff City.

As for potato peelers, I fail to see how williamg’s comments have anything to do with peeling potatoes — much less guns.

unclesmrgol on April 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM

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