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Chuck Norris Does A Bibi Netanyahu Commercial

 

 

 

” It is said that Rome was not built in a day, but only because Chuck Norris was too busy at the time helping God create the Heavens and the Earth. I guess the Lord was busy because now Chuck Norris has done an ad for Bibi Netanyahu’s campaign. Hopefully the power of the Chuck will work —after all everyone knows that on the 8th day God created Chuck Norris.”

Courtesy of Yid With A Lid

 

Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral: From Pomp To Protesters, The 100 Best Pictures

 

 

 

 

” Wellwishers, tourists and protesters lined the streets of central London to bid farewell to Margaret Thatcher at this morning’s grand ceremonial procession.

More than 700 personnel from all three armed forces added to the pomp and pageantry as Brits and visitors alike tried to grab a snap of the historic occasion – which included a horse-drawn gun carriage and three military bands.

Dignitaries from 170 countries, politicians and celebs were invited to join the Thatcher family in paying their respects to the former PM at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Amanda Thatcher, the 19-year-old granddaughter of the late Baroness, took centre stage as she delivered the first reading of the service – a Bible passage that aimed to reflect the former PM’s warrior-like status.

Of the 2,300 watching her in the pews were singers Katherine Jenkins and Dame Shirley Bassey, both current and former PMs, and figures from all sides of the political spectrum.

The Queen, dressed all in black, was at the service with her husband Prince Philip – the first time she has personally attended a Prime Minister’s funeral since Sir Winston Churchill’s.

The service chosen – which included Bible readings and hymns – reflected Lady Thatcher’s love of British composers and reinforced the themes of her controversial political career. It moved some, including the Chancellor George Osborne, to tears.

Fears protesters would seek to disrupt the divisive figure’s procession to the Cathedral meant more than 4,000 police joined those members of the public lining the route.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Thatcher, The “Iron Lady” Of British Politics, Is Dead

 

 

 

” Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister and uncompromisingly conservative “Iron Lady” of the 1980s, has died. She was 87.

She died following a stroke.

“We’ve lost a great leader, a great prime minister and a great Briton,” Prime Minister David Cameron said.

Thatcher suffered a series of minor strokes in recent years. She rarely appeared in public after doctors forbade her from talking to large groups in 2002 for health reasons. But she continued to meet and dine privately with old friends in recent years who guarded details of her health and condition.

Thatcher was one of the most recognizable political figures of the second half of the 20th century. She was a political soulmate of conservative U.S. President Ronald Reagan, with whom she stood shoulder to shoulder against communism in the twilight decade of the Cold War.

Her free-market policies rolled back decades of state socialism in Britain and ushered in what her fellow “Thatcherite” conservatives say was an era of prosperity that endured until recently.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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