The curious ghoulishness of Thatcher-death celebrations

posted at 9:21 am on April 9, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Don’t get me wrong — I can appreciate taking any excuse to party, get drunk, and pretend that the world has been set aright in one fell swoop. (I’ve been waiting 25 years for the Dodgers to win another World Series for that very reason, and 20 for Notre Dame to win a football championship.) But this is truly, truly strange — and very revealing, in a number of ways:

Hundreds took to the streets as macabre ‘Thatcher death parties’ were held late into the night across the country, organised by critics of the ‘Iron Lady.’

Smashed shop windows, paint bombs and police being attacked were all consequences of the Left’s sick ‘celebration’ of Baroness Thatcher’s death from a stroke yesterday morning.

In Brixton, south London, riot police were deployed as the crowds, which had been drinking since 5pm, started to become more aggressive smashing shop fronts and throwing paint bomb.

In Liverpool, flares and fireworks were set off outside Lime Street Station by revellers, while in Bristol, seven police officers were injured – one seriously – as violence erupted at a street party of 200 people and police were pelted with bottles, cans and rubbish.

What exactly were they celebrating? Thatcher hadn’t been in power in over 22 years.  An entire generation has gone by since Thatcher left office, and the Tories have held power only briefly since.  If these people are so miserable and put her in the center of that misery, perhaps they should ask why their lot in life hasn’t improved since she left office.

Normally, this kind of celebration takes place when brutal dictators die while still clinging to power, not when elected leaders pass away 22 years after they honored the will of the electorate.  That’s a key point, too — Thatcher didn’t seize power and rig elections to keep it, like the mullahs of Iran or (arguably) Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.  The voters of the UK made her Prime Minister, and kept her in place as she rolled out the policies that returned the British to economic, military, and diplomatic strength.  If these ghouls want to protest, they should probably protest their own people instead of a long-retired popular leader whose place in history won’t be threatened at all by people who struggle to spell correctly:

It’s not even possible to be angry at these people, only to marvel at how empty and petty their lives must be. If they have been holding this kind of grudge for 22 years, on what kind of hate will they be able to live now?Queen Elizabeth wasn’t fooled. She’s breaking with tradition to attend Thatcher’s funeral, which while perhaps not intended as a rebuke to the ghoulish hooligans in the street certainly acts as one:

The funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest-serving leader of the 20th century, will be held in St. Paul’s Cathedral on April 17, officials said Tuesday.

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, are expected to attend what will be the most elaborate funeral to be staged in London since the death of the queen’s mother in 2002. It will be the first funeral of a prime minister that the queen will have attended since Winston Churchill’s in 1965.

Thatcher, who died Monday at age 87 after years of declining health, will be given a ceremonial service with military honors, a service almost indistinguishable from an official state funeral.

Dignitaries from around the world will be on hand to remember the “Iron Lady” who transformed Britain through her free-market policies and thrust the country back onto the world stage through her staunch Cold War alliance with the U.S. and a war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands.

The hooligans will be left in the dustbin of history, and given their performance last night, that’s justice.


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Tolerance. It’s only required of Conservatives.

Feral pigs.

Polish Rifle on April 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM

These are people that have totally lost their way.

claudius on April 9, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Losers. These people have no lives, literally. I pity them.

thebrokenrattle on April 9, 2013 at 9:27 AM

I got a “message” for them

EAT SH*T AND DIE.

ToddPA on April 9, 2013 at 9:27 AM

The Left here celebrated similarly when Breitbart died. They are also saying horrible things about Pastor Rick Warren and the suicide of his son.

From a sick political culture that celebrates a million dead babies a year can we expect anything else?

slickwillie2001 on April 9, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Maybe Obowma can send some of his speeches as a consolation gift.

geojed on April 9, 2013 at 9:28 AM

100 years from now, they’ll remember her. They’ll remember the days of national mourning over the loss of her. They might even remember the sick demonstrations as a footnote to the mourning of her final passing. But no one will remember the names of these people. Insofar as history does, they’re nothing.

hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Why is this curious? They’re evil and crazy.

Disgusting liberals celebrated when Reagan and now Thatcher died, but cried when the Berlin Wall came down.

They also cheered on 9/11.

sentinelrules on April 9, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Makes you wonder just how ugly it will get when the un-elected IronLady passes to her maker.

Limerick on April 9, 2013 at 9:29 AM

the totally expected ghoulishness…

because that’s how de-evolved the left has become.

mittens on April 9, 2013 at 9:29 AM

If these people are so miserable and put her in the center of that misery, perhaps they should ask why their lot in life hasn’t improved since she left office.

I thought you were writing about English leftists. This quote sounds like our own leftists.

chemman on April 9, 2013 at 9:29 AM

I’m also finding it hard to be outrageously outraged about this.

We celebrate when a leftwing tyrant like Hugo Chavez bites the big one, so I don’t see why the other side is not permitted to celebrate when one who so ruthlessly exposed them for the ignorant slime that they are died.

Yes, they are pathetic; yes they do support tyrants; yes their lives are empty. But we knew that already.

Good Lt on April 9, 2013 at 9:29 AM

That’s how the left keeps up with blaming Bush. Too bad the Brits didn’t keep MT in office. She wouldn’t have joined the EU and the UK would be so much better off today.

Kissmygrits on April 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

…more evidence that liberals are loser low-lifes…and why I can’t stand them!

KOOLAID2 on April 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

What is wrong with these people. If my memory serves, even the American left had the dignity to be quiet and stay out of sight when Reagan died.

LukeinNE on April 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

I thought you were writing about English leftists. This quote sounds like our own leftists.

chemman on April 9, 2013 at 9:29 AM

A domestic turd is similar to a foreign turd in that of having no clean end to pick it up by.

Archivarix on April 9, 2013 at 9:32 AM

I wonder how many people understand this is the true face of liberalism?

Liberalism is intolerance and hatred for anything and anyone that dares challenge or rebuke it.

darwin on April 9, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Those who claim to be the most tolerant of all of us are actually the least tolerant of all.

kingsjester on April 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

The hooligans will be left in the dustbin of history, and given their performance last night, that’s justice.

Hooligans will find any reason to smash stuff. Just look at any meeting of the WTO or G-20.

In the meantime, I think the picture from yesterday that most resonated with me was the half-staffed flag in the Falklands.

Happy Nomad on April 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

This is common among Leftists, who highlight how ‘bad’ a person was by their celebration. Funny, though: I get the opposite message, that the Leftists are the bad ones. Those partying Brits are no different from the American liberals who seek to use the tiny caskets from Sandy Hook to push their agenda, going so far as to ignore the father of one of those lost children who disagrees with the gun control push.

All liberals are the same, and no low is too far for them to go.

Liam on April 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Don’t get me wrong — I can appreciate taking any excuse to party, get drunk,

We did get you wrong.

We thought you were Catholic.

itsnotaboutme on April 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Turns out it’s just not just a nihilistic temper tantrum, just a gathering of critics!

Yahoo Headline:

Margaret Thatcher: Critics Party In Brixton

mudskipper on April 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

I’m sure most worship our Dear Leader…………..

All Hail

dmann on April 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

What is wrong with these people. If my memory serves, even the American left had the dignity to be quiet and stay out of sight when Reagan died.

LukeinNE on April 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

About 15-20% population of modern England have irreversibly gone feral and, in a saner world, would be put down out of mercy. At this point, even BNP is a welcome change compared to the spinelessness of their “mainstream” politicians.

Archivarix on April 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM

I fully expect this same reaction here in the USA when George w bush dies.

Count on it.

portlandon on April 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM

dont get too holier than thou. check the roger ebert death thread AoSHQ posted a few days back. of course he may have been trolling for a point.

chasdal on April 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM

chasdal on April 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Hmmmm. Here we bag those of us who go rude. I don’t think you’ll find that across the aisle at HuffPo.

Limerick on April 9, 2013 at 9:38 AM

It’s not even possible to be angry at these people

Wait…what? Of course it’s possible.

These are the human trash which are dragging the entire advanced world back down the gutter towards the pick-your-hell of the past. You want to know where the Germans got their Einsatzgruppen from, where the IRA got their mall bombers, where the Khmer Rouge got their camp guards, they came from this great mass of wicked, ignorant, soulless savages.

You SHOULD be angry, and wary, and at least a bit scared of these Neanderthals because it wouldn’t take much for conditions to be right again which would have them kicking down your door and dragging your family away for some invented crime.

Bishop on April 9, 2013 at 9:41 AM

chasdal on April 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM

ya, a blog comment is exactly the same as what happened in England. Nice try with the moral equivalence argument!

dmann on April 9, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Just wait til Cheney and W pass…the libs on this side of the pond will do the exact thing

cmsinaz on April 9, 2013 at 9:42 AM

What this reminds you is the hatred that spawned the terrors in Russia and Germany haven’t been wiped out of man’s DNA. They’re still there, via people who burn with the type of hatred seen in the reaction to Thatcher’s death.

Picture these same types of people in power and with no fear of retaliation, and you’d have no problem recreating the Russia of 1917 or the Germany of 1933. (This type of hatred is also a good example of why it’s good to have the Second Amendment in the United States — many of those who cheer Thatcher’s death now would have been perfectly happy to order someone to put her in the grave years earlier, if they had the power. And that same mindset among the left exists on this side of the pond.)

jon1979 on April 9, 2013 at 9:43 AM

You would have to be deaf dumb and blind, after the Occupy rallies, to think that this Administration wouldn’t foster the same hostility to Thatcherism on this side of the pond.

The death of Thatcher hadn’t even been announced four hours before Donna Brazile was on Twitter with

“Really? What did she ever do for women?”

Marcus on April 9, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Bishop on April 9, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Powerful comment here, folks.

Wow, Bish. Well said.

hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 9:44 AM

What exactly were they celebrating?

Her death.

Because she had the audacity to show them up, that her policies, her beliefs were correct and theirs were wrong. That’s an unforgivable sin to the Religion of marxism: pointing out that they are wrong.

rbj on April 9, 2013 at 9:44 AM

dont get too holier than thou. check the roger ebert death thread AoSHQ posted a few days back. of course he may have been trolling for a point.

chasdal on April 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM

The same Roger Ebert, when he was alive, mocked Ryan Dunn’s death and was evil toward Sarah Plain and her children.

Of course, equalizing Thatcher with Ebert is nonsense to begin with.

sentinelrules on April 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

British libs make our libs look like pikers.They will get their just reward when Sharia Law is enacted, the sooner the better.

jeffinsjvca on April 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

To put his in context, or maybe to expand the scope to include all of Britain’s problems, fully one third of all birth defects in the country are delivered by Muslim immigrants. Yet Muslim immigrants are less than 5% of the population.

Brits need to clean their country of infection. So do we.

platypus on April 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM

This is very disturbing. The world has truly turned upside down when people take to the streets to celebrate the death of someone like Margaret Thatcher, who did nothing but try to turn Britain around and helped usher in a post-Soviet world. Just a despicable display from these cretins.

changer1701 on April 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Ed to wonder WHY these people celebrate Thatcher’s death, Thatcher represents a way to prosperity that doesn’t include Welfare dependency and these people fear it.

It is the same with Reagan, you have to rewrite the 80′s or be threatened by it. I saw some weird notion that someone tried to claim Reagan would be for gay marriage. We get ALL kinds of rewrites about Reagan in an attempt to promote liberalism and the Welfare State.

Conan on April 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM

It really is pretty pathetic.

Karmashock on April 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM

jeffinsjvca on April 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Being a nuke nation I don’t think sooner would be a good idea.

Limerick on April 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Apparently, she’s been living rent-free in these idiots’ heads for years, ala Sarah Palin.

Bitter Clinger on April 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM

We hold the Westboro Baptist Church in contempt because its members like to crash funerals and express their glee that the departed is burning in hell. Is that really so different in spirit from what these ghouls are doing in the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death?

Aitch748 on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

The death of Thatcher hadn’t even been announced four hours before Donna Brazile was on Twitter with

“Really? What did she ever do for women?”

Marcus on April 9, 2013 at 9:43 AM

On top of that, Obama got shredded on Twitter by his own side for praising Thatcher.

I guess that’s the real definition of ‘tolerance’ by liberals: They’ll assail their own for straying the same as they’ll excoriate those who oppose them from the outset.

Liam on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

You can thank the UK education system, because many of these hooligans were not yet born when Thatcher stepped down. Their minds have been poisoned to hate, they probably don’t even know why.

RedRedRice on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Meh, she steamrolled over them and paved that way for *snickers* New Labour. They Britain they want back is dead, dead, dead.

Punchenko on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

(Ed – OT…
I understand you need to monetize the blog – and I can only image how much the paying field for doing that successfully changes.
But things seems a bit out of control here. The slow page loads while and infinite amount of cookies run…the auto play sidebar or blogpost-embeded videos…and worst of all, the hijacking to some adclick site (maybe because the mouse passes over some image?)…
Anyway, respectfully…it’s a bit much.

Thanks.)

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Ah, th enlightened, tolerant left. Yes, they are the ones to show the way of compassion and caring to us unruly conservatives. These people aren’t happy unless they aren’t happy.

ghostwalker1 on April 9, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Liberals are an emotional bunch.

That’s why the grownups have to be called in every time they make a mess of things , whether it’s criminal damage or the state of the economy .

EnglishRogue on April 9, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Turns out it’s just not just a nihilistic temper tantrum, just a gathering of critics!

Yahoo Headline:

Margaret Thatcher: Critics Party In Brixton

mudskipper on April 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Yeah, like all those film critics that stormed the US Embassy in Cairo and raised the Al Qaeda flag or those film critics that raped and killed the US Ambassador to Lybia.

Happy Nomad on April 9, 2013 at 9:50 AM

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Any thoughts about your disgusting liberal brethren?

sentinelrules on April 9, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Kudos to Queen Elizabeth.

dddave on April 9, 2013 at 9:52 AM

(I’ve been waiting 25 years for the Dodgers to win another World Series for that very reason, and 20 for Notre Dame to win a football championship.)

Actually, Ed, Notre Dame’s last title came in 1988, the same year as the Dodgers last World Series win.

Bitter Clinger on April 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM

What exactly were they celebrating?

Thatcher turned around the failing socialist policies of post-WWII UK. She was instumental in helping Reagan win the cold war, bringing down European communist governments, and freeing eastern Europe. And she beat back the socialist Argentinian government’s attempt to take over the Faulklands.

Of course the leftists hated her. She beat them at every turn.

iurockhead on April 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

One way or the other, they get their insults in. This was definitely the most appropriate thread to complain about page formatting.

I get it that you so callous you can’t even offer a word of condolence, professor. But you can’t even just stay away? Is it so hard to just say nothing?

hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

They will drive everyone to firefox with FlashBlock and AdBlock. Then when that becomes too effective, they will block the site to anybody with AdBlock.

Then people will simply migrate away to a greener pasture. Face it – blogs were never designed to be a capitalist operation.

platypus on April 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM

you’re so …

hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Creates the pretty much the same reaction in me as seeing our dead servicemen’s bodies abused in places like Somalia or Iraq.

mdavt on April 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Is it so hard to just say nothing?
hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM

It is…when you are a pompous Trolling arse, like that one.

kingsjester on April 9, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Ironic how, if not for Lady Thatcher’s administrations, the “hooligans” would probably have not had the financial wherewitahl to get drunk in the first place, and the Ploce State would have clamped down hard on their little “deminstration.”

But please, never confuse the moronic Lefties with historical facts.

PJ Emeritus on April 9, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Most of these losers probably weren’t even alive when she was PM…or at least too young to remember it. But even still, I occasionally get a student who critisizes Reagan for things he supposedly did while CA gube, and even though they are entirely fictional, they believe ‘em.

Bob's Kid on April 9, 2013 at 9:56 AM

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

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Bishop on April 9, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Rest in peace Iron Lady and laugh at all those idiots who spew hatred upon your record and beliefs. The joke is on them because if they lived in a system they so desire, it would be no different than the living hell of the former Soviet Union that you were so instrumental in breaking apart.

stuartm80127 on April 9, 2013 at 9:58 AM

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

These people aren’t happy unless they aren’t happy.

ghostwalker1 on April 9, 2013 at 9:58 AM

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

One way or the other, they get their insults in. This was definitely the most appropriate thread to complain about page formatting.

I get it that you so callous you can’t even offer a word of condolence, professor. But you can’t even just stay away? Is it so hard to just say nothing?

hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Condolences on your loss of sense and best wishes as you recover from hyper sensitivity resulting in drama queen reactions to simple, friendly, and respectful comments.

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

These people aren’t happy unless they aren’t happy.

ghostwalker1 on April 9, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I think that’s what the trolls call ‘sharing the wealth’. Misery is the only thing they seem to have in abundance.

Liam on April 9, 2013 at 10:01 AM

This is very disturbing. The world has truly turned upside down when people take to the streets to celebrate the death of someone like Margaret Thatcher, who did nothing but try to turn Britain around and helped usher in a post-Soviet world. Just a despicable display from these cretins.

changer1701 on April 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Oh come on!!

You did not get to see their “tender-sensitive” side,

That was on display when Amy Winehouse died…

..after swallowing some Quaaludes, and washing them down
with a few bottles of Vodka….

She tried to turn Britain around too, you know!

ToddPA on April 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Quick quizz!

1 – Who said the following?

I believed that the NHS was a service of which we could genuinely be proud,It delivered a high quality of care — especially when it came to acute illnesses — and at a reasonably modest unit cost, at least compared with some insurance-based systems.

2 – Who oversaw a rise of the ratio taxes/GDP in the UK from 33.1% in the fiscal year 78-79 to 35.4% in 89-90? source: Institute of Fiscal Studies

3 – Who said

The danger of global warming is as yet unseen but real enough for us to make changes and sacrifices so that we do not live at the expense of future generations.

4 – Who oversaw the passage of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 which outlawed semi-automatic weapons, changed requirements on registering guns, allowed police to refuse a weapon to anyone they saw unfit, and allowed the Home Secretary to add other guns to the list of banned firearms?

LOL

1215 on April 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM

I’m doing my part by boycotting British products,oh wait.

docflash on April 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Dignitaries from around the world will be on hand to remember the “Iron Lady” who transformed Britain through her free-market policies and thrust the country back onto the world stage through her staunch Cold War alliance with the U.S. and a war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands.

Want to bet Obama sends some third rate bureaucrat?

ButterflyDragon on April 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM

perhaps they should ask why their lot in life hasn’t improved since she left office.

Ironic that Thatcher worked so hard to get Britain out of the $hithole that socialist policies had put it in, only to see it lurch back into the socialist $hithole after she left office, thanks to clueless morons like the ones now celebrating her death.

The virulence of the attacks on Thatcher’s memory are a testament to her effectiveness. As someone once noted, the left will always show you who they fear the most.

AZCoyote on April 9, 2013 at 10:02 AM

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

There is this wonderful thing called e-mail. “Ed@hotair.com”.

But, you already knew that.

kingsjester on April 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Rest in peace Iron Lady and laugh at all those idiots who spew hatred upon your record and beliefs. The joke is on them because if they lived in a system they so desire, it would be no different than the living hell of the former Soviet Union that you were so instrumental in breaking apart.

stuartm80127 on April 9, 2013 at 9:58 AM

That’s because the left-collectivists like slavenowordie are the most greedy, selfish and hypocritically evil people on Earth.

Like their idol, Obama, they hate and despise the classical liberal values of individual liberty and universal human dignity and essence and place the most petty and unheroic of the Seven Deadly Sins, Envy, on a pedestal as their chief political virtue. They demand that EVERYONE accept their values at proxy gunpoint, and are not happy until they grind a sufficient number of human beings into bone-flecked hamburger in order to -not- achieve their stated goals.

ebrown2 on April 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM

I get it that you so callous you can’t even offer a word of condolence, professor. But you can’t even just stay away? Is it so hard to just say nothing?

hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Condolences on your loss of sense and best wishes as you recover from hyper sensitivity resulting in drama queen reactions to simple, friendly, and respectful comments.

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Once in a blue moon, I find myself in shocked agreement with the troll. However off-topic, he was nothing but respectful (and, I have to add, reasonably justified) in his complaint.

Archivarix on April 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Thanks.
But even with that…well you know.
I want for Ed a fortune and don’t begrudge him at all that he has to play ball.
Just thought it perhaps helpful to get the user experience feedback sometimes.

Ok…now I’ll work on posting something you can disagree with.
sentinelrules, kingjester, and hawkdriver await…

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM

A grocer’s daughter made more of herself than every one of the pukes in those videos combined, that’s the laughable but sad part.

Reminds me of the OWS crowd, those dudes slurring vodka fumes into the closest camera that things were so unfair, and most of them looking as if they had dressed in clothing that a Haitian charity wouldn’t accept.

Bishop on April 9, 2013 at 10:05 AM

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Probably something stupid as you didn’t know Ed’s email address, instead you do a OT post for your inane complaint.

sentinelrules on April 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Because weaning children is hard.

Speakup on April 9, 2013 at 10:09 AM

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Once in a blue moon, I find myself in shocked agreement with the troll. However off-topic, he was nothing but respectful (and, I have to add, reasonably justified) in his complaint.

Archivarix on April 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Yep, he only wanted to clear up his concerns about the page formatting. There was no insult intended on a thread about liberals insulting Thatcher in death.

Thanks.
But even with that…well you know.
I want for Ed a fortune and don’t begrudge him at all that he has to play ball.
Just thought it perhaps helpful to get the user experience feedback sometimes.

Ok…now I’ll work on posting something you can disagree with.
sentinelrules, kingjester, and hawkdriver await…

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM

You’re too much of a coward to just say what’s on your mind. You might fool some folks with that … well you know.

hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 10:10 AM

This is what societal breakdown looks like.

I’d like to think that behavior has much to do with the UK’s geographical proximity to continental Europe, but this behavior is uniquely British.

mintycrys on April 9, 2013 at 10:11 AM

There is a Facebook UK campaign to get “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” to #1 on ITunes. These people are sick.

Happy Nomad on April 9, 2013 at 10:11 AM

The voters of the UK made her Prime Minister,

She never won more than a third of the electorate…..

libfreeordie on April 9, 2013 at 10:12 AM

The death of Thatcher hadn’t even been announced four hours before Donna Brazile was on Twitter with

“Really? What did she ever do for women?”

Marcus on April 9, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Ha ha!, yeah, and this coming from a woman with a penis.

RandallinHerndon on April 9, 2013 at 10:14 AM

libfreeordie on April 9, 2013 at 10:12 AM

That source ranks right up there with Wikipedia.

I thought you were a perfesser.

You’re not fit to carry The Iron Lady’s purse.

kingsjester on April 9, 2013 at 10:15 AM

What exactly were they celebrating? Thatcher hadn’t been in power in over 22 years.
– Ed

Well first off…200 people. Not exactly a movement.
And of course there’s also…’conservatives’ might wanna clean their own house first as far as ghoulish celebratory reactions to the death of ‘opponents’.

It’s tasteless to celebrate her death here.
But I think what motivates the reactions you object to…whatever level of offense they might reach…is a resistance and a push back to the deification of Thatcher.
Sure there’s a few folks cheering…and a few folks sobbing. But unless they knew her personally, both responses are absurd.

Perhaps in the emotion of it all, her opponents are offering a version of this famous quote…about another politicians death:

“I’m more than willing to go off decorum to ensure THIS (WOMAN) is not beatified. Sorry, (she) destroyed lives. And (she) knew it.”

Y’all get the reference…yes?
Included was calling the recently deceased a ‘prick’.
Enough said.

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 10:16 AM

hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 9:53 AM
Condolences on your loss of sense and best wishes as you recover from hyper sensitivity resulting in drama queen reactions to simple, friendly, and respectful comments.

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Oh, that was so much better. You’re nothing if not classless. One more try, sockpuppet?

hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 10:16 AM

She never won more than a third of the electorate…..

libfreeordie on April 9, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Can I celebrate your ignorance?

She won 43.9% in 1979.
She won 42.4% in 1983
She won 42.2% in 1987

sentinelrules on April 9, 2013 at 10:17 AM

libfreeordie on April 9, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Kind of makes you wonder then why the leftist trash are celebrating her death. I mean she rang the bell of climate change danger, usually that gets someone a pass from being labeled a murderous Nazi.

Bishop on April 9, 2013 at 10:18 AM

I have a special soft spot for Progressives who revel in the death of Margaret Thatcher or anyone else who does not go along with their warped and twisted views.

It’s called a cesspool.

pilamaye on April 9, 2013 at 10:18 AM

The thread over at Salon.com is a mass of profanity and self-justification.

The Daily Mail has a nice summary of her importance.

Abelard on April 9, 2013 at 10:21 AM

She never won more than a third of the electorate…..

libfreeordie on April 9, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Curious. How much of the electorate has Obama won in each campaign?

Yoop on April 9, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I have a special soft spot for Progressives who revel in the death of Margaret Thatcher or anyone else who does not go along with their warped and twisted views.

It’s called a cesspool.

pilamaye on April 9, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Not exactly a hurtful thing for them. Did you not see Zucotti Park, a cesspool would be Club Med in comparison.

Bishop on April 9, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Feral humanity acting feral. What’s the surprise?

MNHawk on April 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM

What must it be like to live your life according to your hatred.

CrustyB on April 9, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Archivarix on April 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Thanks.
Someone pointed out I could have just emailed those thoughts to Ed directly.
And point taken.

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 10:23 AM

She never won more than a third of the electorate…..

libfreeordie on April 9, 2013 at 10:12 AM
Can I celebrate your ignorance?

She won 43.9% in 1979.
She won 42.4% in 1983
She won 42.2% in 1987

sentinelrules on April 9, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Math is hard for them. To libfreeordie, 16 is 21.

hawkdriver on April 9, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I have a special soft spot for Progressives who revel in the death of Margaret Thatcher or anyone else who does not go along with their warped and twisted views.

It’s called a cesspool.

pilamaye on April 9, 2013 at 10:18 AM

That would be an unjustified pollution of clean & decent sewage.

The willfully evil display of deliberate evil by these creeps is a fundamental rejection of individual decency and responsibility.

ebrown2 on April 9, 2013 at 10:24 AM

(Ed – OT…
I understand you need to monetize the blog – and I can only image how much the paying field for doing that successfully changes.
But things seems a bit out of control here. The slow page loads while and infinite amount of cookies run…the auto play sidebar or blogpost-embeded videos…and worst of all, the hijacking to some adclick site (maybe because the mouse passes over some image?)…
Anyway, respectfully…it’s a bit much.

Thanks.)

verbaluce on April 9, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Odd. I don’t have any of those problems.

But then, I’m running Firefox with AdBlock plus.

Of course, I’m not very computer-savvy – so, what the hell do I know?

Solaratov on April 9, 2013 at 10:25 AM

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