In Memoriam, Margaret Thatcher

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The Right Honourable, The Baroness Thatcher, Margaret Hilda Thatcher, 1925-2013

Some Memorable Quotes, via CBC News.  Hat tip: Texan59.

  1. “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” 1965 speech
  2. “Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope. May 4, 1979, after becoming PM
  3. “Pennies don’t fall from heaven — they have to be earned here on Earth.” November 1979 at a banquet
  4. “To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.” October 1980, Conservative Party conference
  5. “My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, live within your means, put by a nest egg for a rainy day, pay your bills on time, support the police.”September 1981 interview
  6. “Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.” April 1982, start of the Falklands War
  7. “I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”April 4, 1989, in the Observer
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10 Responses to In Memoriam, Margaret Thatcher

  1. solaratov says:

    A truly great lady. A warrior in the finest sense of the word.

    And you just know that Ronald Reagan – gentleman that he was – was there, holding the pearly. gate open as she strode through.

    😦

    • Coyote says:

      The true test and greatest demonstration of real character is shown in not only what you say to a person’s face, but what you say about them when they are gone and unable to defend themselves.

      These dancing hacks have no integrity. They don’t know the gravity of the word.

      Come on. Dance some more. Show us who you are.
      These dancers won’t be forgiven. These dancers won’t be forgotten.
      Communist trash.

      Deo Vindice.

  2. ZurichMike says:

    Great quotations! Thanks for posting.

  3. The good news is that we know that Conservative (Classical Liberal) policies, properly applied, lead to substantial growth. We can turn this country around, just like Thatcher and Reagan did 30+ years ago. We just need an electorate that is informed enough to know that the policies of Thatcher and Reagan can bring true recovery, and vote for conservatives in force in 2014. It’s a tremendous stretch, but if we can reach 2/3 majorities in both Houses (and not all of that 2/3 has to be Republicans if we can get some red-state Democrats to vote with Republicans), then we can override any Obama veto, and control which judicial nominees get confirmed by the Senate. If the Conservative wave is big enough in 2014, we can move a conservative agenda forward starting in 2015, and not have to wait for 2017.

    Call me a dreamer, but I choose to believe. I have to.

    We can have a recovery that restores the Employment-population ratio back to the average that we enjoyed for 144 continuous months (12 continuous years) during the Republican majority of Jan 1995 – Dec 2006. If we do that, literally 12 Million more people will be employed.

  4. This is on our sidebar, but worth watching again:

    2012 Elections did not turn out as well as we had hoped, but here’s to hoping that 2014 elections turn out even better than 2010.

  5. How Thatcher changed this Soviet man’s heart and mind
    By Oleg Atbashian

    It wasn’t just Margaret Thatcher’s steadfast economic and foreign policies that helped to defeat the Evil Empire and to bring down the Iron Curtain. She also changed hearts and minds — and this author, who grew up on the other side of the Iron Curtain, has a personal story to tell.

    As many Soviet kids did in the 1970s and 1980s, I occasionally tuned my shortwave radio to Voice of America or the BBC Russian Service, hoping to hear their alternative take on world events and, if I was lucky, get the latest rock-music updates. One of the functions of the Iron Curtain was to keep us, the “builders of communism,” blissfully unaware of the outside world. All our news had to be processed by the state-run media filter and approved by the formidable censorship apparatus…

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