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Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Annette & Margaret on 04/08/2013 18:25:17 MDT Print View

Wow -- two great ladies kicking off on the same day. I have to go light two candles tonight.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Annette & Margaret on 04/08/2013 21:25:45 MDT Print View

Some wouldn't really call Margaret "great."

I know enough about her to know that I don't know enough about her to really comment on my own.

Charles P
(mediauras) - F

Locale: Terra
Re: Re: Annette & Margaret on 04/08/2013 23:08:40 MDT Print View

It's too bad Thatcher's shameful policies and political economic vision haven't passed along with her.

Dean L
(AldoLeopold) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
Re: Annette & Margaret on 04/09/2013 01:07:42 MDT Print View

Margaret Thatcher dead? Did somebody drop a house on her?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Annette & Margaret on 04/09/2013 09:58:06 MDT Print View

Thatcher was certainly divisive. But growing up in the 60s / 70s -- Britain was in a long and relentless decline and derided as such by pretty much everyone. It possessed a whole myriad of nationalized companies and militant unions -- both sucking the national treasury. Neither cared about competitiveness -- folks just wanted "their share" regardless... Remember British Motors? British Steel? British Aerospace? British Coal? The list of non-competitive companies bleeding the nation dry just went on and on...

Like her or loathe her, Thatcher was the very first PM who took on the unions -- to reverse what everyone knew deep down was an unsustainable trend. No country or society is perfect -- but Britain today is in a stronger economic position that the rest of EU. Pre Thatcher, Britain was much more like Greece today. And really, it is to her credit that even the Labour Party today no longer attempt to remake Britain into a socialist society where goodies are all-but-guaranteed -- whether you work very hard or not -- sustainability be damned.

Edited by ben2world on 04/09/2013 09:59:09 MDT.

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Re: Annette & Margaret on 04/09/2013 14:40:09 MDT Print View

..and the thing is, Thatcher took much of her idealism, not to mention fashion sense, from Annette Funicello. How weird that they'd pass on the same day.

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: Re: Re: Annette & Margaret on 04/09/2013 19:13:48 MDT Print View

Another fun fact. Margaret was on the "Mickey Mouse Club". I found this photo on the Disney archives. I think they liked her squeaky voice, which helped her during her career.