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How will Margaret Thatcher be remembered?

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dairydead

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

Postby dairydead » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:57 pm

David Bird wrote:
Interesting point. How old are you, Dairy? What do you actually remember versus what you've heard in the media?


I'm 25. I don't particularly have an opinion on Reagan, as im too young to have a truly informed opinion. What i do know is that I personally don't agree with a lot of his policies, based on what I've been told and taught through the years. I do know that several people that i respect politically have high opinions of the man and certain aspects of his administration. I'm spineless though, i hate categorically dismissing something as complex as an entire administration as "bad" or "good.
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habitual

Silly French Man

Postby habitual » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:59 pm

nietoperz wrote:I think Dairy is 26, which (scarily) means he was two when Reagan left office.


Reagan really lucked out in terms of the fact that Gorbachev was his counterpart at the end of his second term. He's the one that did all the heavy lifting and Reagan gets far too much credit.

Hab
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:01 pm

habitual wrote:
Reagan really lucked out in terms of the fact that Gorbachev was his counterpart at the end of his second term. He's the one that did all the heavy lifting and Reagan gets far too much credit.

Hab


Yep.
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dairydead

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

Postby dairydead » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:06 pm

nietoperz wrote:I think Dairy is 26, which (scarily) means he was two when Reagan left office.


in a few weeks! :smt026
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:13 pm

nietoperz wrote:I think Dairy is 26, which (scarily) means he was two when Reagan left office.

Dammit, I thought he was younger than me. :?
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Thunderstorm

Not a Kardashian

Postby Thunderstorm » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:16 pm

I'm actually curious what she did that gets the 'love, peace, and tolerance' posters to call her a cunt and hope her whole party dies. I remember Rick on The Young Ones hated her for being Fascist.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:16 pm

Jubilee wrote:I absolutely hate the phrase

"put the Great back into Britain"

What does that even fucking mean. :lol: Do people think the Great part of the Great Britain name is actually supposed to be some kind of verb?


Adjective.

/Grammar-Thatcher'd
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:19 pm

dairydead wrote:I just find this completely insane that you supposed "progressives" are resorting to calling a dead woman a "cunt" because she was conservative. :lol: way to take the high road.


It's not sexist if her political ideology is different than yours.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:20 pm

Thunderstorm wrote:I'm actually curious what she did that gets the 'love, peace, and tolerance' posters...


Waitwait, who is that now? :lol:

Thunderstorm wrote: I remember Rick on The Young Ones hated her for being Fascist.


Come to think of it, personally that's all the reason I need. :D

PDH

penile prisoner

Postby PDH » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:20 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
It's not sexist if her political ideology is different than yours.


It's not sexist under any conceivable circumstances. I don't know why Americans get so worked up about the word. I use it all the cunting time.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:20 pm

nietoperz wrote:I think they're calling her a cunt because she was appalling. I mean, her conservatism is immaterial: if Sir Geoffrey Howe died tomorrow, he would not be reviled so and he was her Chancellor. We're talking about a woman who was an outspoken ally of Pinochet and Saddam Hussein, backed the apartheid regime in South Africa and called nelson Mandela a terrorist, all while dismantling the unions and destroying industry in the North of England and Scotland. She was a blight: that she is dead does not make her any less so.


I said the same thing about the Blink 182 drummer when he got in a plane crash and people were hella pissed. :P

PDH

penile prisoner

Postby PDH » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:22 pm

More like Cunt 182, amirite Brits?
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David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:22 pm

Reagan's principle political policies were tax cuts and de-regulation. Very much the creator of the Republican's current stands on these issues. However, it wasn't so doctrinaire that he couldn't compromise when necessary. In terms of foreign policy, be basically lucked out. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan followed by their collapse let him take a lot of the credit for policies that the US had actually embraced since Truman.

Personally, I don't think the US has had any 'great' presidents in my life time. I was born in '63. The only one who might have had a chance at that honorific was Nixon, but his want of character did him in. No amount of policy successes can undo being forced from office to avoid impeachment. In fact, I think if we honestly looked at whether Bush Jr or Obama were the better president, it wouldn't be that easy a call--though neither of them are ever going to be considered great. (Of course, at the end of Reagan's term no one would have thought he'd be considered great either.)
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David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:24 pm

Thunderstorm wrote:I'm actually curious what she did that gets the 'love, peace, and tolerance' posters to call her a cunt and hope her whole party dies. I remember Rick on The Young Ones hated her for being Fascist.


Outside the US the left isn't really tied to the hippy, granola crunchers.
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habitual

Silly French Man

Postby habitual » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:24 pm

Thunderstorm wrote:I'm actually curious what she did that gets the 'love, peace, and tolerance' posters to call her a cunt and hope her whole party dies. I remember Rick on The Young Ones hated her for being Fascist.


She was basically kicked out of office by her own party.

Hab

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