“If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing.” –Margaret Thatcher, 1989, commenting on her 10th anniversary as prime minister...more
Thatcher - The Iron LadyIf you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. ~Margaret ThatcherAny woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. ~Margaret ThatcherDemocratic nations must try and find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend. ~Margaret Thatcher...more
It's enough that they did it first. They didn't have to do it right. Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to be Prime Minister of the UK after elbowing her way through layers of rock hard, calcified male privilege. She went on to establish a catalog of bad public policy. Shirley Muldowney was "The First Lady of Drag Racing." For years, she was practically the only woman in drag racing. She ended her career in 2003 after racing 'funny cars' for years - elongated hot rods with massive engines that required parachutes to open to slow down after the quarter mile race....more
Baroness Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has passed away following a stroke. Thatcher served from 1979 to 1990 as leader of the Conservative Party and remains Britain's only female prime minister. Her nickname, the Iron Lady, was a comment to her personal and political fortitude and became the title of the 2011 movie starring Meryl Streep....more
The Golden Globe Awards this week featured the most gorgeous dresses I’ve ever seen (yes, I confess to being a fashion watcher) and Meryl Streep winning her 9th Golden Globe, for her extraordinary portrayal of the British rock-ribbed Conservative former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the first and only woman ever to serve in that post.
For the last eight years, Margaret Thatcher has been suffering from dementia, but she certainly isn't the only politician whose reasoning powers have been questioned over that same period of time.
Her daughter, Carol Thatcher, recalls a conversation in 2000 when her mother confused the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s with the Falklands war of the 1980s. Fortunately, she didn't send troops to the wrong country.
The former Prime Minister has been struggling not only with memory problems, but with words. No comment.
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