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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:56 AM

British tongue in cheek on Thatcher's funeral

Thatcher state funeral to be privatised

Responsible department: Cabinet Office

In keeping with the great lady's legacy, Margaret Thatcher's state funeral should be funded and managed by the private sector to offer the best value and choice for end users and other stakeholders.

The undersigned believe that the legacy of the former PM deserves nothing less and that offering this unique opportunity is an ideal way to cut government expense and further prove the merits of liberalised economics Baroness Thatcher spearheaded.



http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/18914

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Reply British tongue in cheek on Thatcher's funeral (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 OP
malaise Apr 2013 #1
xchrom Apr 2013 #2
Wounded Bear Apr 2013 #3
Lindsay Apr 2013 #4
Cal Carpenter Apr 2013 #5
rurallib Apr 2013 #6
SheilaT Apr 2013 #16
Timbuk3 Apr 2013 #24
redqueen Apr 2013 #7
amuse bouche Apr 2013 #8
progressoid Apr 2013 #15
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #19
dembotoz Apr 2013 #9
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 #10
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2013 #12
annabanana Apr 2013 #11
Fantastic Anarchist Apr 2013 #13
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 #21
Fortinbras Armstrong Apr 2013 #14
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #17
Timbuk3 Apr 2013 #23
Fortinbras Armstrong Apr 2013 #25
smirkymonkey Apr 2013 #27
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2013 #18
steve2470 Apr 2013 #20
Timbuk3 Apr 2013 #22
ellenfl Apr 2013 #26

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:58 AM

1. On days like today we'll see thebest of the Brits

Get thee to the greatest page

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:01 AM

2. ...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:12 AM

3. Hate to pee on someone's grave....

but that is funny shit!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:16 AM

4. k & very much

r.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:17 AM

5. Perfect

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:22 AM

6. a few years back there were rumors of her death

Last edited Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:13 AM - Edit history (1)

There was a youtube of some weekly comedy show doing a mock funeral for her.


Well I didn't remember it quite right, but I did find the video - 5 years ago:

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:20 AM

16. "Give everyone in Scotland a shovel

and they'll dig the hole so deep they'll hand her over to Satan personally."

That's a line to remember for Cheney's funeral.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 10:27 PM

24. I wish I could recommend this comment... n/t

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:27 AM

7. Excellent. nt

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:27 AM

8. If you want to see some great Brit humor

check out the comments on Huffpo U.K

Of course the censors are working overtime,but still some fab humor shines through

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:14 AM

15. "Rust in Peace Iron hearted monster"



"She was never the same after that house fell on her sister."

By the looks of the posts that are left, not a lot of love for her at Huffpo UK



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Response to progressoid (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 12:03 PM

19. George Galloway......."Stamp the dirt down".

I like him.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:31 AM

9. that beautiful and i am sure it was what she would have wanted

maybe her gravestone could have advertising and sell fish and chips

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:36 AM

10. This is a real govt petition and has over 33,000

signatures in less than 3 hours

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 10:03 AM

12. Real, but it's from last year

I may have signed it myself; I certainly thought it was a good response to the calls for giving her a state funeral.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 09:59 AM

11. good. . . n/t

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 10:53 AM

13. Perfect!

Live by capitalism, die by capitalism!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:06 PM

21. Ashes to be spread over the free market

would be icing on the cake.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:01 AM

14. What first passed through my mind was the song "Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead"

And then this poem by Hilaire Belloc:

Here richly, with ridiculous display,
The Politician's corpse was laid away.
While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged
I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:58 AM

17. Oh THAT is good.....

Bravo.....

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 10:26 PM

23. Perfect poem for Cheney's eulogy n/t

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Response to Timbuk3 (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 11:36 AM

25. That was my youngest son's reaction as well.

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Response to Timbuk3 (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 08:38 PM

27. God, how is he still alive?

I can't wait for that day. I will be partying on his grave.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 12:01 PM

18. The corporations would sanctify her with a huge production to outdo Queen's Jubilee. Not good. nt

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 12:04 PM

20. k&r nt

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 10:26 PM

22. I'll do it for a dollar

Dump the body in the trash and let the garbage truck haul it away.

Hey, cheaper is ALWAYS better, right?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 01:07 PM

26. silly! privatization is for the other guy, not the elite. eom

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