Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on April 8, 2013 by Allahpundit

Mrs. Thatcher’s predecessor as prime minister, the amiable but forgotten Sunny Jim Callaghan, once confided to a friend of mine that he thought Britain’s decline was irreversible and that the government’s job was to manage it as gracefully as possible. By 1979, even this modest aim seemed beyond the capabilities of the British establishment, and the nation turned to a woman who was one of the few even in a supposedly “conservative” party not to subscribe to the Callaghan thesis. She reversed the decline, at home and overseas. The Falklands War, inconsequential in and of itself, had a huge global significance: After Vietnam, the fall of the Shah, Cuban troops in Africa, and Soviet annexation of real estate from Cambodia to Grenada, the British routing of the Argentine junta stunned everyone from the politburo in Moscow to their nickel ’n’ dime clients in the presidential palaces, all of whom had figured the “free world” no longer had any fight in it…

That’s to say, she understood that the biggest threat to any viable future for Britain was a unionized public sector that had awarded itself a lifestyle it wasn’t willing to earn. So she picked a fight with it, and made sure she won. In the pre-Thatcher era, union leaders were household names, mainly because they were responsible for everything your household lacked. Britain’s system of government was summed up in the unlovely phrase “beer and sandwiches at Number Ten” — which meant union grandees showing up at Downing Street to discuss what it would take to persuade them not to go on strike, and being plied with the aforementioned refreshments by a prime minister reduced to the proprietor of a seedy pub, with the Cabinet as his barmaids.

In 1990, when Mrs. Thatcher was evicted from office by her ingrate party’s act of matricide, the difference she’d made was such that in all the political panel discussions on TV that evening no producer thought to invite any union leaders. No one knew their names anymore.

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And she seemed to be having so much fun. That, I think, is what they never forgave her for. Thatcher laughed at them, mocked them, outwitted and out-debated them. That infuriated the Left: Conservatives aren’t supposed to mock, they are supposed to be mocked. They might be allowed to win a few elections, but they could never be allowed to win the argument, much less to scoff at liberals’ public pieties.

Thatcher won, in no small part because she was her own best case. Her confidence, prudence, good humor, and other virtues were those she sought to encourage in her fellow countrymen…

As we celebrate the remarkable life of Margaret Thatcher, it is fitting that we remember the most important aspect of it: She won, and she deserved to win. Those who opposed her and reviled her were on the wrong side of the most important question of their age, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with tyrants, many of them as guilty as those who manned the gulag watchtowers. And even today, when they make their pilgrimages to sit at the feet of Castro or bury Chávez, when they put leftist terrorists on their payrolls, they know: They lost. What they do not know, because they are incapable of understanding the fact, is that they deserved to lose. We should not allow them to pretend that they were on the right side all along.

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She had the smooth, cold surface of a porcelain figurine, but her decisiveness made her the most formidable woman in 20th-century politics and England’s most formidable woman since its greatest sovereign, Elizabeth I. The Argentine junta learned of her decisiveness when it seized the Falklands. The British, too, learned. A Tory MP said, “She cannot see an institution without hitting it with her handbag.”…

Before Thatcher, Britain’s economic problems often were ascribed to national character and hence were thought immune to remediation. Thatcher thought national character was part of the problem, but that national character is malleable, given bracing economic medicine. Marx’s ghost, hovering over his grave in London’s Highgate Cemetery, must have marveled at this Tory variant of economic determinism…

Like de Gaulle, she was a charismatic conservative nationalist who was properly resistant to what she called the European federalists’ attempts to “suppress nationhood and concentrate power at the center of a European conglomerate.” She left the British this ongoing challenge: “We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain only to see them reimposed at a European level.” As long as her brave heart beat, she knew there are no final victories.

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Feminism has long been associated with talk: combative rhetoric about equal rights, academic analysis of whether men and women are the same or whether women are actually better, that moldy debate over whether it’s possible for women to “have it all,” both career and family. Many a feminist like Germaine Greer or Betty Friedan, and more recently Sheryl Sandberg and Anne Marie Slaughter, has made her mark through writing about gender issues—sometimes to considerable cultural effect, but still more talk. Connotatively, a “feminist” has a chip on her shoulder the size of a two-by-four, never shuts up about “empowerment,” is eternally on the look out for sexist slights, and never considers the possibility that other people might deny her a job or dismiss her opinions because she is personally insufferable. The movement has often obsessed with language, leaving a legacy of awkward “him/her” constructions or faddish but equally sexist Bibles whose God is a “she.” Given the humorless blah-blah-blah the term feminist evokes, it’s little wonder that many young women today avoid the label.

Margaret Thatcher was a real feminist. Not for what she said but for what she did. She did not pursue justice for her gender; women’s rights per se was clearly a low priority for her. She was out for herself and for what she believed in. If we had more feminists like Thatcher, we’d have vastly more women in Parliament and the U.S. Senate, as well as more trees and fewer tedious television talk shows. More “feminists” like Thatcher, the first woman to lead a major Western democracy, and young women would be clamoring to be called one, too.

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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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As the Russian newspaper Pravda explained a few years ago, Margaret Thatcher was first called an “Iron Lady,” by the Soviet defense ministry newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, or Red Star, in 1976. Within days, Mrs. Thatcher joked about the slur…

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Via the Daily Caller.


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Maybe Obama will send an MP3 with recordings of his speeches for her funeral.

bw222 on April 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

RIP Mrs. Thatcher

RickB on April 8, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Bishop!

massrighty on April 8, 2013 at 10:46 PM

RIP…

KCB on April 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Aw, nuts…

massrighty on April 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM

RIP
…they don’t make them like her anymore!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM

But could she hit 2 out of 22 basketball shots?

VorDaj on April 8, 2013 at 10:50 PM

RIP Iron Lady. You were a role model to this conservative chick!

gophergirl on April 8, 2013 at 10:50 PM

The state of the world today

VorDaj on April 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM

A Tory MP said, “She cannot see an institution without hitting it with her handbag.”…

If only she had hit the NHS…

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I am sorry for your loss Mo, I know you live here now, but someone like that well there is a bond that can’t be broken, and I see so much of her strength in your conviction here, you were an apt student for sure, and she a great teacher to us all, even us poor white trash men;)

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Today’s leaders just don’t measure up to the Iron Lady.

RIP Margaret Thatcher

RedRobin145 on April 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Ronald Reagan and Maggy Thatcher were the 20th Centuries most influential political figures, sadly, both are now gone. Sarah Palin is the only American politician of any note who even attempted to visit Maggy and pay her respects to that great woman in her later days.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Love her..
And she was always proud of her country..

Electrongod on April 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Do you suppose the first conversation she had with President Reagan was “How the heck did your beloved USA elect that guy TWICE”

gophergirl on April 8, 2013 at 10:57 PM

A true feminist, she did it will such style and conviction, and yet needed no hand up, they don’t make them like that very often if at all anymore.

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Ronald Reagan and Maggy Thatcher were the 20th Centuries most influential political figures, sadly, both are now gone. Sarah Palin is the only American politician of any note who even attempted to visit Maggy and pay her respects to that great woman in her later days.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Hence the reason the left had to pile on her so quickly..

I guess when other people’s money runs dry..

Is when eyes open..

Electrongod on April 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Do you suppose the first conversation she had with President Reagan was “How the heck did your beloved USA elect that guy TWICE”

gophergirl on April 8, 2013 at 10:57 PM

-A conversation we all sorely need to hear.

KCB on April 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Mrs. Palin, you remember Sarah, has a well written informative column at NRO. Don’t think it’s excerpted here.
Check it out.

countrybumpkin on April 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

A true feminist, she did it will such style and conviction, and yet needed no hand up, they don’t make them like that very often if at all anymore.

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Oh, they still make plenty of them my friend, the Fifth Column Treasonous Media just wants you to think that model has been discontinued, they lie… Look no further than Sarah Palin or our very own Sophie… ;) Yea, their still making that model… ;)P

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Mrs. Palin, you remember Sarah, has a well written informative column at NRO. Don’t think it’s excerpted here.
Check it out.

countrybumpkin on April 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Link

KCB on April 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

gophergirl on April 8, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I’m sure something like that GG!

RIP Mrs. Thatcher and say hi to Pres. Reagan for all of us.

CoffeeLover on April 8, 2013 at 11:04 PM

My 3 female ‘role models’ were/are Golda Meir, Jeanne Kirkpatrick…and Margaret Thatcher.
RIP, oh tireless pursuer of freedom!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 8, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Here ya go.

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

katy the mean old lady on April 8, 2013 at 11:04 PM

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Actually we must think alike, that is kinda scary to think about;) Anyway I had comment to Sophie earlier about just that how she reminds me of here, and Sarah had come to mind as well, of course without the accent;)

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 11:06 PM

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Thanks. In spite of the celebrations on the Left over her death, one thing is undeniable: She won and she changed Britain. Even after Labour won in 1997 (and until they lost 13 years later), no serious politician ever argued for a return of the UK that Mrs Thatcher ‘inherited’ when she became PM. NO ONE. None has argued for a return to state ownership of whole industries. NONE. And, today, only the far left believes that the welfare state is fine, noble, and should be expanded.

Recent polls show that 64% of Brits think the benefits system “doesn’t work”; 78% think that if an unemployed person turns down a job, his benefits should be cut; and 84% believe there should be tougher work-capability tests for disabled people.

According to a British Social Attitudes survey in 2003, 82% of people on benefits agreed that “the government should be the main provider of support to the unemployed”, but by 2011, three years into the downturn, only 62% did. The proportion of working-class people who agreed with that statement fell from 81% in 2003 to 67% in 2011.

Agreement that “unemployment benefits are too high and discourage work” has risen steadily among the less well-off. Only 40% of benefits recipients agreed with it in 2003, while in 2011 59% did. 38% of working-class respondents agreed in 2003 that welfarism discouraged work; 58% agreed in 2011.

When a journalist, who has worked for both Labour and unions and describes himself as a ‘Blairite cuckoo in the Miliband nest’ writes this:

‘Those who support it need to understand the welfare system that has existed since the war is finished. Dead. Kaput. Fighting to save it is like fighting to save a sandcastle from the incoming tide.’

It’s obvious that the pre-Thatcherite days are never coming back and all of the hate in Brixton is not going to change that.

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Wonderful woman. Strong leader.

God bless you, Mrs. Thatcher.

portlandon on April 8, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I’ve really enjoyed all of the quotes and memories that have been assembled and posted today. MT was a great woman and her battles w communism have benefitted more people than can ever be counted.

Jackalope on April 8, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Ronald Reagan and Maggy Thatcher were the 20th Centuries most influential political figures, sadly, both are now gone. Sarah Palin is the only American politician of any note who even attempted to visit Maggy and pay her respects to that great woman in her later days.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

RIP Maggy

VIP Palin

SparkPlug on April 8, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Anybody watching the game? This is one heck of a game.

gophergirl on April 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Sure wish we had some conservative politicians here with the same guts.
We need one.

americanmama on April 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

RIP

SparkPlug on April 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

History…

That’s all I have to say…

It worked..

And could work again..

If only the low infos study history..
Or current history…
He!!…

If they could just open their eyes..

Electrongod on April 8, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Sure wish we had some conservative politicians here with the same guts.
We need one.

americanmama on April 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Sarah Palin could well turn out to be America’s Margret Thatcher, she bares watching.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM

katy the mean old lady on April 8, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Very good to see you again.

Look no further than Sarah Palin or our very own Sophie… ;) Yea, their still making that model… ;)P

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

High praise, that. And appropriate.

R.I.P., Baroness. You will be missed.

wolfsDad on April 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM

who in their right mind would take the passing of one of the Great Lady’s of our time and use it to bash a fellow conservative?

I just no longer understand the people who pretend to be a voice for the the GOP these days.

Lady thatcher was a breed apart and we were lucky as free people to have her on the stage defending our freedom. May she rest in peace.

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Mrs. Palin, you remember Sarah, has a well written informative column at NRO. Don’t think it’s excerpted here.
Check it out.

countrybumpkin on April 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Read it.

As others should..

Electrongod on April 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM

gophergirl on April 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

I’m in St. L worrying that my husband won’t get us home in time for me to get some sleep before I ‘open’ on Thursday…and wondering about my son’s newest ‘adventure’. *he bought a 10 year old Kia something today.*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Look no further than Sarah Palin or our very own Sophie… ;) Yea, their still making that model… ;)P

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Awe, thanks. SWalker is bringing his A-suitor game tonight. :-)

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Where is our Iron Lady? Does the U.S. have one?

I can think of a couple of contenders, but they couldn’t withstand the media onslaught.

jaime on April 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Sure wish we had some conservative politicians here with the same guts.
We need one.

americanmama on April 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

no luck we got the carbon copy of Castro in the whitehouse not reagan or thatcher.

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Where’s that Limey douchemaggot, Mags?

RIP…Ronald Reagan is having a nice welcome party for the Iron Lady tonight.

RovesChins on April 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM

???? Need more info.

KCB on April 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Awe, thanks. SWalker is bringing his A-suitor game tonight. :-)

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

No, just speaking the truth as I see it.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Here ya go.

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

katy the mean old lady on April 8, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Lot’s of talk today about Thatcher’s always doing what she thought was right, and this is where Palin is similar to her. When you have convictions and values that you truely believe in, you don’t have to do things based on poll-tested political winds.

Jackalope on April 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I have spent much time with the British Army in both Iraq and AFG, they all loved her. She had back bone, of course they are all our age so they were in when she was PM still, I was lucky too, the last years of Reagan. I wish that what you described that is going on in England would happen here, yet you have already had truly socialist rule we aren’t totally there yet, and maybe not ever.

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Sure wish we had some conservative politicians here with the same guts.
We need one.

americanmama on April 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

no luck we got the carbon copy of Castro in the whitehouse not reagan or thatcher.

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Castro is offended. /

RovesChins on April 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Careful, your messing with Axe’s woman, she’s the only one who can understand him and translate for us;)

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 11:20 PM

???? Need more info.

KCB on April 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM

http://www.therightscoop.com/ann-coulter-pushes-liberal-lie-to-attack-sarah-palin-while-discussing-margaret-thatchers-death/

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Ann Coulter is an idiot.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM

“Left-wing zealots have often been prepared to ride roughshod over due process and basic considerations of fairness when they think they can get away with it. For them the ends always seems to justify the means. That is precisely how their predecessors came to create the gulag.”

- Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft

Solaratov on April 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM

I still remember coming of politcal age during the times of Reagan and Thatcher. Their words still ring true. And still stir the heart with hope, faith and knowledge that if we have freedom all things are possible.

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:22 PM

God Bless and Godspeed Margaret Thatcher!

A legitimate topic of QOTD – and a sad day. We also lost Annette Funicello……

williamg on April 8, 2013 at 11:22 PM

You’re determined to turn this into a ‘We love Sarah’ Thread-aren’t you?
I posted her comments to my FB wall and have been sharing them-but she’s not in the same league as Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher-and Golda Meir and Indira Ghandi-were in a different league entirely.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Careful, your messing with Axe’s woman, she’s the only one who can understand him and translate for us;)

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Meh… Axe has a bucket on his head… <—- Insert evil laughter here…

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Ann Coulter is an idiot.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Ann coulter is the real “grifter” after her last couple of outburts its plain to see she doesn’t believe a word she writes and is simply writing them to make money off the conservative base.

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:24 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM

My comment was directed at unseen.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 8, 2013 at 11:24 PM

???? Need more info.

KCB on April 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM

http://www.therightscoop.com/ann-coulter-pushes-liberal-lie-to-attack-sarah-palin-while-discussing-margaret-thatchers-death/

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Ann Coulter is an idiot.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM

She has a donut for brains.

SARAH PALIN…..bring it, b*tches!

RovesChins on April 8, 2013 at 11:24 PM

No, just speaking the truth as I see it.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Thanks.

I have spent much time with the British Army in both Iraq and AFG, they all loved her. She had back bone, of course they are all our age so they were in when she was PM still, I was lucky too, the last years of Reagan. I wish that what you described that is going on in England would happen here, yet you have already had truly socialist rule we aren’t totally there yet, and maybe not ever.

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

They know that she wouldn’t back down. The Left calls her a warmonger. What war did she start? None, but to them, she wasn’t supposed to defend the Falklands and the people living there, who had been invaded. Some families had been there for more than 100 years. All were British subjects. They did not consider themselves to be Argentinians…just like the Falklanders today, who voted 99.8% to 0.2% with 100% of the voters voting to remain part of the UK.

According to the Left, Mrs Thatcher was engaging in ‘colonialism’ by defending the islands and her people. In their view, the Falklands deserve the islands and the inhabitants can go to hell.

It never seems to dawn on the Left that Argentina only brings up The Falklands when it is having domestic economic trouble. The Falklands is like Argentina’s version of Lil Kim’s nuclear weapons. Rattle the sabers to deflect the attentions of a dissatisfied, angry and increasingly volatile domestic population.

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I like you too. I’m ready to thumb wrestle SWalker and Schad to win you over since brain wrestling them would be futile.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2013 at 11:25 PM

LEGAL INSURRECTION – It turns out that the Guardian story was a hoax, as reported by Nile Gardiner:

I have spoken to Lady Thatcher’s Private Office regarding the story, and they confirm that the attack on Sarah Palin definitely did not come from her office, and in no way reflects her views. As a former aide to Margaret Thatcher myself, I can attest that this kind of thinking is entirely alien to her, and that such remarks would never be made by her office. She has always warmly welcomed like-minded figures in the United States, and has in the past met with numerous US presidential candidates and political dignitaries when they have visited London. But at the age of 85 she is now able to receive very few visitors at all.

There was never any snub of Sarah Palin by Lady Thatcher’s office. However, there has been a great deal of mischief-making and unpleasantness from sections of the liberal press in a vain and futile attempt to use Margaret Thatcher’s name to smear a major US politician.

jaime on April 8, 2013 at 11:25 PM

A legitimate topic of QOTD – and a sad day. We also lost Annette Funicello……

williamg on April 8, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Wait, what, man Drudge is slacking, she was another Lady of grace and she was unassuming which is rare in Hollywood these days.

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Ann Coulter is an idiot.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Ann coulter is the real “grifter” after her last couple of outburts its plain to see she doesn’t believe a word she writes and is simply writing them to make money off the conservative base.

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Not only has that been my opinion for a long tome now, but I have repeatedly expressed it here.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Evenin’ all, can’t say it’s good, we lost a great Lady…

Nice to see such lovely comments from the good guys and
gals here :-)

She is gone but will never be forgotten, she has earned her place in History, in our hearts and in our minds. R.I.P Baroness…

Scrumpy on April 8, 2013 at 11:27 PM

http://www.therightscoop.com/ann-coulter-pushes-liberal-lie-to-attack-sarah-palin-while-discussing-margaret-thatchers-death/

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Nope. Had not seen that.I haven’t cared for Coulter for quite some time, but that was classless and uncalled for. Oh, and debunked. Just say no to Ann. Jealousy can be very ugly.

KCB on April 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM

The Coultergeist rears her boney Adams apple to foist RINOS ON US.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM

SparkPlug on April 8, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Dude, it’s Axe you have to wrestle.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM

…..she bares watching.

Swalker – my nuclear friend – not to nitpick, but it’s “bears watching”…..you’re suggesting a whole different Freudian thing….

williamg on April 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 8, 2013 at 11:24 PM

You forgot to complain about overtures being made to the resident Brit.

unseen is responding to a query and this isn’t the evening for that sort of thing.

wolfsDad on April 8, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM

He is playing the victim card, wearing a bucket hat, to get me in trouble with MG and the magistrate. O wait you are the magistrate.

Would you like a pizza delivered to your house along with your favorite beverage?

SparkPlug on April 8, 2013 at 11:31 PM

…..she bares watching.

Swalker – my nuclear friend – not to nitpick, but it’s “bears watching”…..you’re suggesting a whole different Freudian thing….

williamg on April 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Nalin’ Palin.

RovesChins on April 8, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Careful, your messing with Axe’s woman, she’s the only one who can understand him and translate for us;)

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I need my trusty Rosetta Stone Commemorative Presidential Edition of Austrian-to-American English-to-’English English’ when he goes verbless.

I like you too. I’m ready to thumb wrestle SWalker and Schad to win you over since brain wrestling them would be futile.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2013 at 11:25 PM

I like you, too, even though you did rip out one of my eyeballs. :-)

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 11:32 PM

The Iron Lady died but her spirit never will.

Most all of today’s ‘leaders’, from the left to the right, put together, don’t have the priciples, conviction and fortitude she possessed.

The left today proved that they are the most classless scum of the Earth.

In addition, the Scum of the World fed on carion, which is what he usually does. May it intoxicate him, right after he chokes on it.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Thatcher-and Golda Meir and Indira Ghandi-were in a different league entirely.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM </blockquote

see that is where you are 100% wrong. In fact back in thatcher and Reagan times people were saying the same things about them. Lady thatcher had a long very great political career. She got that by having character and a steel spine. Reagan will always be remembered as one of the greatest POTUS in our history. He got that by having character and a steel spine. Golda Meir will be remmbered as the leader who brought her people's respect back she did that with character and a steel spine. All these people have the same basic things in common. Character, core convictions, a steel spine, and they were all extremly divisive during their time as well as to this day. Yet instead of changing who they are to appease the haters they stuck to their guns and by doing so become some of the modern world's greatest leaders.

compare that to a Bush:

"I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system."

Can you honsetly see a Reagan, Thatcher or Palin saying something that stupid and throwing away their core convictions because of a moment of panic.

that would be like reagan saying he abandoned liberty to save it.

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:33 PM

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:27 PM

There all just entertainers out for a buck and themselves, at least Boortz was truthful about it. He’d tell you what he was. Yeah, they get the base riled up, bring some news to the forefront, but in the end they will protect their bottom line.

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Forgot the link

In addition, the Scum of the World fed on carion, which is what he usually does. May it intoxicate him, right after he chokes on it.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:34 PM

This is a woman who called Nelson Mandela a terrorist.

libfreeordie on April 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Del Dolemonte on April 8, 2013 at 11:35 PM

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Ain’t that the truth. I met her at an event and she couldn’t wait to get the he’ll out of there. Thought we were a bunch of defuses. She just milking us.

Mark Levin on the other hand spoke from the heart.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2013 at 11:35 PM

wolfsDad on April 8, 2013 at 11:29 PM

unseen and I go way back. I’m deeply grieved my the death of Baroness Thatcher. I was born in 1970-so I came of age during the Thatcher/Reagan era. My Jewish conservative parents were huge supporters of both of them. My late mother-died in January-was especially fond of Maggie Thatcher.
Forgive me if I’m not in the mood for a ‘love fest’ today.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 8, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Hume said tonight that “Obama is not a socialist”. I agree, but I think he’s left of socialism. Hume is an idiot. He also spoke of the “cancelled nuclear test at Vendenberg” which is a lie. It’s cancelled but it’s a missile test of a different kind. They know nothing but comment. Fox is a disaster.

This is going to give them competition, soon. It better be better than the new CNN which Fox has transitioned into

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:37 PM

This is a woman who called Nelson Mandela a terrorist.

libfreeordie on April 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Del Dolemonte on April 8, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Put that down and go wash your hands!

RovesChins on April 8, 2013 at 11:37 PM

She was a force. Would’ve loved to have seen her rebuking Obama today for his socialist policies. Would’ve been fun to see his BB’s scurry up his a’hole. She would have torn him a new one. Take care, Iron Lady.

msupertas on April 8, 2013 at 11:37 PM

This is a woman who called Nelson Mandela a terrorist.

libfreeordie on April 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Ha, Anwar Saddat was a terrorist once…so were many ‘leaders’.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Just say no to Ann. Jealousy can be very ugly.

KCB on April 8, 2013 at 11:28 PM

It made me think of the liberals who used Newtown to push for their agenda of gun control. Ann is no different and she hurts the cause of conservatism.

On this day conservatives should be reminded of the fight for liberty that Thatcher carried out in her time and how Reagan and her won one major battle but the war goes on. and the character of Lady thatcher to take the fight to the socialist/communists. She was a general of freedom.

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:38 PM

It better be better than the new CNN which Fox has transitioned into

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:37 PM

can’t wait for someone to give fox competition. I bet Alies turns right the day after.

As far as hume if he can’t even bring himself to name the enemy of WE the people what the hell good is he.

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:40 PM

http://www.therightscoop.com/ann-coulter-pushes-liberal-lie-to-attack-sarah-palin-while-discussing-margaret-thatchers-death/

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Ann Coulter is an idiot.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Oh My GOD!!

What the HELL has HAPPENED to HER?!!

That was AWWWFUL!!

williamg on April 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I’m not a Palin hater-and I think you know that. In many ways I like her a lot and think that she’s all class. I still don’t put her in the same league as the women I mentioned.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

This is a woman who called Nelson Mandela a terrorist.

libfreeordie on April 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Mandela was a damned terrorist and a phucking piece of shiite Marxist.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

This is the day the Iron Lady died. It’s been a weird day, from the left to the right.

It’s not about Palin or Obama, not even about Reagan, except for their great friendship and partnership.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Meh… Axe has a bucket on his head… <—- Insert evil laughter here…

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Golly. Must have been a freak accident of some kind. Hope that epoxy resin glue on the inside doesn’t harm his head.

SparkPlug on April 8, 2013 at 11:42 PM

This is a woman who called Nelson Mandela a terrorist.

libfreeordie on April 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Liveenslavedthendie wrote that on his way to a gun control meeting. He was the guy in the Che shirt.

Walking oxymoron – with an emphasis on moron.

As I reminded him this morning:

“We’re going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the revolution. By which I mean: nothing.”

- Che Guevera

“The N3gro is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.”

- Che Guevara

“Given the prevailing lack of discipline, it would have been impossible to use Congolese machine-gunners to defend the base from air attack: they did not know how to handle their weapons and did not want to learn.”

- Che Guevara

Che Guevara also railed against “long hairs,” “lazy youths,” ‘illiterate Mexicans,’ and homosexuals.

Of course, he was a ‘revolutionary’ so it’s all good.

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

She was a giant who walked in the company of!

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I’m not a Palin hater-and I think you know that. In many ways I like her a lot and think that she’s all class. I still don’t put her in the same league as the women I mentioned.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I think we can all agree they have many good things in common. And I think that is good enough for today. IMHO. :-)

KCB on April 8, 2013 at 11:45 PM

The Iron Lady died but her spirit never will.

Most all of today’s ‘leaders’, from the left to the right, put together, don’t have the priciples, conviction and fortitude she possessed.

The left today proved that they are the most classless scum of the Earth.

In addition, the Scum of the World fed on carion, which is what he usually does. May it intoxicate him, right after he chokes on it.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:33 PM

i hope you are right. I have little hope today. the lies and smears and attacks when a person of “principles , convictions and forttude” appears in this age is all consuming. And people on our side at least just don’t want to fight for it or them.

the left today proved without a doubt I wasn’t wrong to oppose them at every turn. Evil punks have no morals.

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Ann Coulter is an idiot.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Oh My GOD!!

What the HELL has HAPPENED to HER?!!

That was AWWWFUL!!

williamg on April 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Ann Coulter used to sleep with Bill Mahar, the only thing that happened to her, is she has lost the ability to keep the charade going.

SWalker on April 8, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Hume said tonight that “Obama is not a socialist”. I agree, but I think he’s left of socialism.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:37 PM

You mean BRIT HUME? BRIT HUME said this? Well – Obama’s not a Socialist, that just refers to an economic system – He’s A Straight-Up Marxist!!

Brit is not an “idiot” – but if he said this, I am troubled!

williamg on April 8, 2013 at 11:47 PM

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I also have reservations about the constitutionality of the broad ban on issue advertising, which restrains the speech of a wide variety of groups on issues of public import in the months closest to an election. I expect that the courts will resolve these legitimate legal questions as appropriate under the law.

You caused me to recollect that gem from W. when he signed the campaign finance law.

Peace, ALT.

wolfsDad on April 8, 2013 at 11:48 PM

not even about Reagan, except for their great friendship and partnership.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I don’t know. At least for me It hard not to think of one at the mention of the other’s name. Reagan and Lady Thatcher were joined at the hip and I do not think they could have achieved half of what they did without the help and support of the other.

Not to take anything away from either. But the sum outwaighed the parts in their case IMO

unseen on April 8, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Resist We Much on April 8, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Sophie, didn’t Fidel put a bullet in Che’s brain pan for being too much of a rebel? Just checking, I know how the liberals love their socialist/marxist/communist/ rebel leaders;)

MarshFox on April 8, 2013 at 11:48 PM

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