Margaret Thatcher – RIP. I unreservedly apologise to the family and decent British people for comments made by some of our politicians, notably Julia Gillard, Bob Carr and David O’Byrne and no doubt a few others. I also apologise and hang my head in shame about the conduct of many of your countrymen, it is an absolute disgrace.
Lets start with that miserable excuse for a Prime Minister we have for a little while longer yet. The very one who is a communist and should be siding with the left wing of Britain on the matter of Margaret Thatcher’s death. No, Julia tries to do a bit of political point scoring by trying to align herself with the fact that Margaret was female. Margaret was female alright, but certainly no feminist as Julia is. Julia tries to portray herself as the very model of a typical well respected Australian woman. The truth is very much the opposite and held in total contempt by the majority of women here. The truth about Julia is she would welcome Margaret’s death. I find it quite interesting that as leader of this country she was not invited to the funeral as Australia’s representative, former Prime John Howard was invited instead. A well deserved snub. Julia clearly does not stand by her convictions.
Lets have a look at Bob Carr. For a start according to wikileaks he is a traitor and supplied confidential information to a foreign government. He is probably the most failed State Premier we have ever had. Sent New South Wales into financial oblivion as most Labor people do. As a Foreign Minister has really caused Australia a great deal of embarrassment and opened his mouth at the very time he should have shut it. He was a classic case of “jobs for the boys” and Carr has no real abilities in this area. The fact that he has a Malaysian born wife doesnt mean a thing.
The Australian Foreign Minister has accused Baroness Thatcher of making ‘unabashedly racist’ comments after warning him that Australia could be ‘overtaken’ by Asian migrants. Bob Carr claimed his wife Helena – who was born in Malaysia – was ‘standing not far away’ when she allegedly made the controversial comments, but was ‘fortunately out of earshot.’ But the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Australia Julie Bishop said his ‘crude’ comments are graceless and he should immediately apologise to her family. Mr Carr made the comments yesterday in a television interview from China – although his claims cannot now be verified.
‘I recall one conversation I had with her in her retirement where she said something that was unabashedly racist,’ he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
(She said) that if we allowed too much of it we’d see the natives of the land, the European settlers, overtaken by migrants,’ he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Carr, a former premier of New South Wales state, said Lady Thatcher used the Pacific island nation of Fiji to as an example. ‘She said you’ll end up like Fiji. She said ‘I like Sydney but you can’t allow the migrants,’ and in context she meant Asian migration, ‘to take over otherwise you’ll end up like Fiji where the Indian migrants have taken over’.
LIBERAL senator Eric Abetz has slammed Tasmanian Labor minister David O’Byrne for calling former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher a “war criminal” on Twitter. Mr O’Byrne, whose portfolios include police and workplace relations, tweeted on Monday: “she was a war criminal, let’s never forget the Belgrano”. The comment was a reference to the Argentine Navy ship the General Belgrano, which was sunk by the British during the Falklands War in 1982, killing more than 300 sailors. Senator Abetz has described Mr O’Byrne as an “embarrassment” and accused him of flirting with Marxism.
“This kind of vile commentary, following the passing of one of the world’s strongest leaders, is to be condemned in the strongest terms,” Senator Abetz said in a statement. “It is a national embarrassment to have this minister labelling a genuinely democratically elected leader from one of the world’s oldest democracies a war criminal.” Senator Abetz lauded Lady Thatcher’s achievements as British prime minister, which he said included “taking a tough stand against communism and socialism”. “By contrast David O’Byrne has worked to bring radical and socialist policies to Tasmania, even inviting the Marxist president of Venezuela (the late) Hugo Chavez to Australia,” Senator Abetz said. Mr O’Byrne stood by his Twitter comments, but added: “Her death is a tragic thing for her family & loved ones but does not erase her deeds.” Former Greens leader Bob Brown said on Tuesday his overriding memory of Lady Thatcher would be the “massacre” of the Belgrano sailors.
Lets add a bit of insult to injury shall we? The movie “The wizard of Oz” is without a doubt one of the greatest decent family movies ever made. It has endured the test of time and will do for a long time to come I think. The main song sung by Judy Garland is an absolute classic. What happened to it? The Gay movement stole it and it is pretty much their theme song. What has gotten up my nose here you ask? The other lovely song, “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead”. Another classic from the same movie. Read on…
The BBC says it will play just five seconds of Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead on its weekly radio chart show after it surged towards the top spot following Margaret Thatcher’s death.
Opponents of the “Iron Lady” launched an Internet campaign to push the song from the classic film The Wizard of Oz to number one after the former British premier died of a stroke on Monday at the age of 87. The song was riding at number three on Friday, closing the gap on the chart leader but behind by around 12,000 copies. But the publicly-funded BBC, the world’s largest broadcaster, said it would play a brief extract on Sunday’s Radio 1 chart show – the traditional slot where the weekly charts are revealed – following complaints that it was tasteless and offensive.
Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper said he had been “caught between a rock and a hard place” over the decision. “Nobody at Radio 1 wishes to cause offence but nor do I believe that we can ignore the song in the chart show.” The BBC’s new director-general Tony Hall said: “I understand the concerns about this campaign. I personally believe it is distasteful and inappropriate. “However I do believe it would be wrong to ban the song outright as free speech is an important principle and a ban would only give it more publicity. “We have agreed that we won’t be playing the song in full, rather treating it as a news story and playing a short extract to put it in context.”
Fans of the Conservative titan have launched a counter-campaign encouraging people to download an obscure punk song called I’m In Love With Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher’s supporters had deplored the campaign to get the song to number one, and urged the BBC not to play it ahead of her high-profile funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral next Wednesday. “This is an attempt to manipulate the charts by people trying to make a political point,” said Conservative lawmaker John Whittingdale, who chairs parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport committee.
“Most people find that offensive and deeply insensitive, and for that reason it would be better if the BBC did not play it,” he told the Daily Mail newspaper. He later backed the way the BBC had decided to handle the issue. Baroness Thatcher has proved as polarising in death as she was in life. The state is sparing no expense on her funeral with world leaders past and present on the 2,000-strong guest list, including Queen Elizabeth II and all surviving US presidents. It was also announced today that a small service will be held in the chapel of the Houses of Parliament the night before the funeral.
Jesus H Christ, have none of these people got any sense of civil decency at all? I am speechless for once. Have we really degenerated into this?
Margaret Thatcher – RIP