Margaret Thatcher Obituary
While this day has been long expected, Thatcher’s death remains one of those events about which you don’t know how you’ll feel until it happens. Now is a time to brace oneself for the endless media coverage and many will have their crocodile tears well rehearsed, desperate to find some good in her and so not offend the politically apathetic with a smile.
The Rant Mistress: Margaret Thatcher, feminism and speaking ill of the dead…
She was the first woman to be Prime Minister of Great Britain, she made decisions that many applauded and many condemned, and while she was a frail figure in her old age, her influence to this day cannot and should not be ignored.
In the noise of grief, jokes, celebrations and commiserations, there are plenty of people labouring under the misapprehension that she is a sort of feminist icon. She is not.
Manchester paid the price for Margaret Thatcher’s modernising as she dies aged 87 from a stroke – Manchester Evening News
Thatcherism meant paper fortunes and Porsches for some. But for Manchester, Liverpool and the other industrial powerhouses of the north, it meant something much bleaker.
Giant Penis Shuts Down The Nürburgring
The Nürburgring remained closed for a few hours this morning while crews worked to remove a gigantic white graffiti penis from the track.
Relax, everyone. It’s only a metaphor. » Pharyngula
The Telegraph’s environment denier James Delingpole wants us to know he really doesn’t think environmental scientists and journalists should be executed:
Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: Open Letter to the Telegraph
The DWP’s themselves issued figures showing a huge proportion (94%) of claims were dropped because the person got better or went back to work. They dropped their claims because they were honest, not because they were dishonest!!
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