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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:08 AM

Huge outpouring of grief in Edinburgh .... for Margaret Thatcher's funeral



Excellent turnout at the big screen in Edinburgh

As I stood watching, a man walked past and remarked to me in a gruff Scottish accent "You can see how much we loved her here, can't you?"


https://witness.guardian.co.uk/assignment/516e3c1de4b049aa25e5e87b/278535

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Reply Huge outpouring of grief in Edinburgh .... for Margaret Thatcher's funeral (Original post)
kpete Apr 2013 OP
Dyedinthewoolliberal Apr 2013 #1
Cal Carpenter Apr 2013 #7
progressoid Apr 2013 #2
SunSeeker Apr 2013 #13
Oilwellian Apr 2013 #3
leveymg Apr 2013 #4
Cleita Apr 2013 #5
Blue Palasky Apr 2013 #6
JEB Apr 2013 #8
idwiyo Apr 2013 #32
Name removed Apr 2013 #9
HangOnKids Apr 2013 #16
Name removed Apr 2013 #19
Fumesucker Apr 2013 #20
Cronus Protagonist Apr 2013 #26
HangOnKids Apr 2013 #21
Name removed Apr 2013 #23
msanthrope Apr 2013 #22
Name removed Apr 2013 #24
Cronus Protagonist Apr 2013 #27
marshall Apr 2013 #10
Fuddnik Apr 2013 #11
idwiyo Apr 2013 #31
TalkingDog Apr 2013 #12
tblue Apr 2013 #18
malaise Apr 2013 #33
L0oniX Apr 2013 #14
Divernan Apr 2013 #15
Ikonoklast Apr 2013 #17
Cronus Protagonist Apr 2013 #28
chknltl Apr 2013 #25
Cronus Protagonist Apr 2013 #29
idwiyo Apr 2013 #30
KansDem Apr 2013 #34

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:20 AM

1. Wow!

This says it all.............

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:00 AM

7. Yep, somehow it says even more than the champagne-cork

popping pics from the day she died.

LOL.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:37 AM

2. Maybe if they had added some porta-potties

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Response to progressoid (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:40 PM

13. Love your sig line.

I want a t-shirt like that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:50 AM

3. It doesn't look promising...

for the legacy seekers in power today.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:51 AM

4. I see they were prepared to kettle the crowd and keep them away from the VIP area.

A democratic nation.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:53 AM

5. I wouldn't stand out in the rain for her either. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:57 AM

6. LMFAO

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:04 AM

8. What if they gave a funeral

 

and nobody came? Toxic worm food.

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Response to JEB (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:40 PM

32. +1

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Response to Name removed (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:01 PM

16. LOL!!!!!

 

What a great post. In your many years here you just had to chime in for Thatcher. More LOL!!!!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:14 PM

20. There are places in Scotland where they measure the sunlight per year in hours, not days

People there are used to doing things in the rain, very much so.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:17 PM

26. That's a gross exaggeration

There's plenty of sunlight above the clouds.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:19 PM

21. Oh Dear God

 

Yes the sun would have brought out Thatcher love.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:23 PM

22. Obviously, you've never been to Scotland. Whole lifetimes are lived in the rain. nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:17 PM

27. You learn to love the rain

I know I do, and I lived half my life there... the first half.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:16 AM

10. Too bad they didn't even broadcast it on television

But they cater to what folks are interested in.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:36 AM

11. I paid my respects last night.

As I sat on my Oval Office.

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Response to Fuddnik (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:39 PM

31. ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:38 PM

12. Nobody has shown up yet to tell you how wrong you are. Lucky you.

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:09 PM

18. Wow! Those are HUGE

empty spaces!

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:40 PM

33. ROFL

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:53 PM

14. The coven meeting was canceled?

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:58 PM

15. I occasionally watched football (soccer) match highlights on that screen.

It's positioned in front of the Chamber of Commerce Bldg. To the left is Lothian Road and directly across that street is Usher Hall (symphony) and the Royal Lyceum Theatre (where I saw the play, "Mary, Queen of Scots, Got Her Head Cut Off". Just to the right is the Sheraton Hotel/Spa, and directly behind the photographer is a bank building with a lovely tapas wine bar. Great town if you ever have the chance to visit there.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:06 PM

17. All of you got it wrong. The plaza is wet from the tears of all the mourners for Baroness Thatcher.

They all left before the picture was taken because their grief overwhelmed them.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:18 PM

28. That's more likely to be urine

I know my peeps.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:28 PM

25. Looks like a typical Romney rally..... N/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:19 PM

29. Ding Dong The Witch is Dead

And not a bit too soon either.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:38 PM

30. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2013, 10:13 AM

34. Maybe they were confused about the address?

Maybe they all went to the wrong Big Screen?


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