Monday, April 8, 2013

Long Live the Iron Lady! Margaret Thatcher Dies
Baroness Thatcher died this morning following a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell said.
Lord Bell said: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning."         

Margaret Thatcher, a remarkable woman to remember and admire.  Some of her most memorable quotes; 

"If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing." -- May 3, 1989, commenting on her 10th anniversary as prime minister.

"You don't win by just being against things, you only win by being for things and making your message perfectly clear." -- Feb. 11, 1975.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you tonight in my red chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up, my fair hair gently waved…the Iron Lady of the Western World. Me? A Cold War warrior? Well, yes—if that is how they wish to interpret my defense of values of freedoms fundamental to our way of life." -- Jan. 31, 1976.

"There is no week, nor day, nor hour, when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their supreme confidence in themselves, and lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. Tyranny may always enter—there is no charm or bar against it." -- July 19, 1984, during the coal miners' strike.

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