R.I.P. Maggie Thatcher & Annette Funicello

Two iconic ladies have passed away on us today. As for Thatcher, to this day she was the best PM in Britain since Churchill, and is famous for the line “the problem with socialism is that eventually you’ll run out of other peoples money”. She championed free markets, stood strong against aggressors, had a lovely demeanor and disarming wit, and was a steadfast and reliable ally to the US. She will be missed.

As for Annette, she certainly represents a time passed and an innocence lost. There is a complete 180 on how women in Annette’s time presented themselves vs how they do today. Lady Gaga anyone? I am not saying that it’s entirely a bad thing, but I wish we as a society would conduct our public personas with a little more class.

UPDATE, by Mark Noonan:  the left, of course, is the left…and so when Obama’s White House issued a statement lauding Thatcher (and, of course, claiming absurdly that Obama is carrying on Thatcher’s work), the left got quite vile about it…mad as all get out that Obama had even a single kind word to say about Thatcher.  Twitchy has the round up of reactions (warning, extreme language!).  And they say we’re the haters…

22 thoughts on “R.I.P. Maggie Thatcher & Annette Funicello

  1. Retired Spook April 8, 2013 / 6:15 pm

    Margaret Thatcher was one of the most important female political figures of my lifetime. RIP.

    And to my first teenage celebrity crush, Annette, you deserved better than what life dealt you.

    • neocon01 April 8, 2013 / 6:34 pm


      correct on both points

      RIP ladies.

  2. bagni April 8, 2013 / 11:35 pm

    she was lovely……

    • mitchethekid April 9, 2013 / 12:01 am

      Annette was a cultural icon for the time, but certainly no leader. Other than in the minds of prepubescent boys circa 1959. Ah, the further glorification of a Disney produced, fantasy portrayal of an America that only existed in the minds of those who still were hypnotized by the propaganda of Frank Capra’s WWll films.
      Mark Noonan’s hostility is palpable and totally uncalled for. What’s your beef Mark? A solution looking for a cause? I’ve been following Thatcher’s eulogies today and other than her having dementia for the past 20 yrs, and not having any influence on world affairs since she wasn’t Prime Minister, over the same time period, most of them have been glowing. Sure she rankled some and did some things and had some attitudes that she was called out for, but so what. You always seem to look for the worst as a justification of your unbridled hatred for the modern world. Get over it. You are going about inciting change in an impotent way. I’ll give you lessons in cunning and humility at no charge. How about that Senator?

      • watsonthethird April 9, 2013 / 12:20 am

        Well, see, Mitch, Mark goes out looking for nasty tweets about Margaret Thatcher so that he can then compile a handful of them and claim they are representative of “the left.” It’s sort of like saying NeoClown’s posts here are representative of the right. Oh, wait…

      • neocon01 April 9, 2013 / 8:53 am

        bmitch the forker

        Get over it. You are going about inciting change in an impotent way. I’ll give you lessons in cunning and humility at no charge

        we have seen those lessons from your vile, vulgar, drunken, insane rantings over at the fork.
        YOU are going to “teach” Mark in humility??
        Bwaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha

        you best sober up first bomber boy?

      • neocon01 April 9, 2013 / 8:54 am


        projection by a useful idiot is still projection.

    • neocon01 April 9, 2013 / 9:01 am

      nanu nanu dork

      we agree on one thing… 🙂

  3. mitchethekid April 9, 2013 / 12:53 am

    In the new spirit of B4V, I will say that if any of us have disagreements over personal attitudes, failings or otherwise misappropriated projections it is best to let those that have the longest ropes and the furthest to fall, do so.
    For the surviving observers, the Schadenfreude is both delicious and to be relished. The sane ones non withstanding. And to them I offer a salute!

    • neocon01 April 9, 2013 / 8:57 am


      a friend is still waiting for that e mail…..

  4. GMB April 9, 2013 / 9:09 am

    Give lessons? HAHAHAHA.

    Hope those lessons are better than your alleged fire directions abilities.



    • neocon01 April 9, 2013 / 9:11 am



      AFTER the war ENDED……….. 🙂 🙂 🙂 rotflmao

      • Retired Spook April 9, 2013 / 9:35 am


        It had to be after the war ended — several years after — because that’s the only way Mitche would have been old enough to be a pilot.

  5. mitchethekid April 9, 2013 / 11:51 am

    And how old am I? Keep up the vitrol, it’s about all you are good at. I’m impressed by wit and intelligence. Neo is impressed by aged bikers with tattoos wearing leather. Neo, where do you find leather pants in 48 x 30? The below article will certainly result in the throwing of the ca-ca.


    • Retired Spook April 9, 2013 / 12:33 pm

      And how old am I?

      I thought you had said in the past that you’re 60. I apologize if that’s incorrect.

      Keep up the vitrol, it’s about all you are good at

      How is making fun of goofy things you’ve said in the past “vitriol”? You need to grow a thicker skin, Mitche, or stop saying goofy things.

      I’m impressed by wit and intelligence.

      Yeah, right Sparky — LOL!

      • mitchethekid April 9, 2013 / 12:45 pm

        ha ha. Point well taken. Sincere apologizes extended. Hope you accept. But it is frustrating to make an effort to engage in casual dialog only to be consistently demeaned. And yes, 60 is correct.

      • Retired Spook April 9, 2013 / 1:40 pm

        And yes, 60 is correct

        So you were 20 when the last combat troops left Vietnam?

    • neocon01 April 9, 2013 / 2:23 pm


      Neo is impressed by aged bikers with tattoos wearing leather. Neo, where do you find leather pants in 48 x 30?

      US veterans and 911 firemen are old men in leathers with 48″ waists?

      you would have your canary ass and alligator mouth inverted in about 2 nanoseconds if you were to shoot it off to these heroes.

  6. mitchethekid April 9, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    You’re the math wiz, you figure it out. The bottom line is you don’t believe me and I don’t care!

    • neocon01 April 9, 2013 / 2:19 pm


      BY YOUR OWN WORDS you posted the date you called in an airstrike on our own troops.
      the date YOU GAVE was AFTER the WAR WAS OVER……..DUHHHH X10,000!!!

    • neocon01 April 9, 2013 / 2:24 pm

      you still drunk bmitchieboy?

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