Rest In Peace, Iron Lady

Maggie Thatcher has died. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Mother Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

  • brian_in_brooklyn

    May God have mercy on her soul.

  • ivan_the_mad

    Amen. God rest her soul.

  • Marthe Lépine

    cbc.ca were quoting some of her most famous sayings; I love this one: “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” 1965 speech
    (Sorry, I could not resist!) We may not have always agreed with her decisions, but she still has been a tremendous example of a woman being able to reach a very high level position, and I am sure, doing the best she could. One particular point is that she seems to have been an honest politician.

  • Theodore Seeber

    It’s sad that the only memory I really have of her is the parody song “Reagan with a Blue Dress On”.

  • Glenn

    Thatcher was one of the three who brought down the Iron Curtain. Wonderful book by Paul Kengor, “The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan’s Top Hand.” It was Clark’s idea to get Reagan and Thatcher to engage in an alliance with Pope John Paul II. The book has stories of secret meetings in DC between Reagan administration officials and Vatican diplomats, all before the US had diplomatic ties with the Vatican. Great stuff, and she was crucial to the plan’s success.

  • Christopher Sarsfield

    All I will say is that I hope her encounter with Bobby Sands goes better than I think it will, for her sake.

  • Marthe Lépine

    Glenn, I also read a book (in French) that showed that three Polish catholic men whose names started with a “W” had a very strong influence: Pope John Paul II (Wojtyla), a cardinal who had been imprisoned for several years by the Communists, Wishynski (I am not sure of the correct spelling) and the electrician and union leader who started the Solidarity movement, Walesa. And the three of them had a very deep devotion to Our Lady. There was a spiritual side to those events, not just a political side.

  • Elmwood

    Too bad she was pro-choice, otherwise she may have had a good legacy.

  • Elmwood

    Here is supposidly one priest’s opinion of her:

    The adulterous, abortion supporter from introduction of abortion act in 1967 and every amendment afterwards that liberalised it – except for Northern Ireland) ;and hater of children, (remember her taking the milk from poor children when education minister) ;divider of families, when members of families had to leave home because parents could not afford the tax for each head(Poll); divider of villages in Kent, to name but some; briber of the police (by massive pay increase) to questionably prevent people passing through Dartford Tunnel on lawful business; and the murderess who ordered the bombing of the Belgrano moving away under white ensign, hundreds of Argentinians Killed. She was a psychotic dictator feared by members of her own cabinet. The one and only, (T G only one.) Margaret Thatcher has died.


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