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Old 04-16-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Yes, exactly. This entire thread (and several others which duplicate it) is based on nothing more than American ignorance of one of the basic facts of the British constitution.

It's not President Thatcher's funeral!
Britain does not really have a constitution.
Constitution of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As for the question of who from the US govt. attended Princess Diana's funeral, it was First Lady Hillary Clinton, not an elected official.
AllPolitics - Hillary Clinton Will Attend Princess Diana's Funeral - Sep. 2, 1997
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Shame on the Osamas ^^^^^^.
The "Osamas?"

I hope to hell that was a typo.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:19 PM
 
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The decision not to send any current administration representative or the first lady to the funeral is a classless, tacky and very shallow decision.
send Nancy Reagan or Laura Bush - that will do the trick.

Let's just get this show funeral over and move on.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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Preposterous nonsense. Of course the U.K. has a constitution, as that very article you cite makes perfectly clear. Because a country does not possess a single governing instrument called by the name "constitution", to the untutored American eye it has no constitution at all. Ridiculous.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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LOL yeah all the future taxpayer monies not collected yet to pay for those "deserved" vacations.
You know, for someone whose status reads......
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Lets please LOVE and NOT HATE one another.
.......you really should practice what you preach.

Your posts about Obama are some of the most hateful on City Data - and that's saying something.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Maybe it's just me - but your vindictive comments do not seem to go with your current status about loving one another.

Could just be me.
You beat me to it. LOL

It's not just you.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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Thatcher was Briton's elected leader and equivalent to our president in stature.
Simply incorrect on both counts.

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Or are you trying to say that Obama equates himself more with royalty, and will wait and attend the queens funeral? Could be right.
Ah, so there's a glimmer of light here after all? Yes: in as much as the president of the United States is head of state, he is in terms of protocol equivalent to royalty.

Baroness Thatcher was merely her royal mistress's chief minister: in effect, equivalent to an American cabinet secretary, though first among them, primus inter pares.

Would anyone expect Great Britain's Sovereign to attend the funeral of a leading American cabinet secretary? It isn't done: instead, if required, the Queen commands someone of equivalent stature to attend as her representative.

And recall that The Queen herself does not ordinarily attend the funerals of her own ministers, even former chief ministers, and was originally not going to attend this one.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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We all know Obamas politics.... Its his choice...
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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Maybe it's just me - but your vindictive comments do not seem to go with your current status about loving one another.

Could just be me.
Could not agree more. That poster needs to change his status line. There is absolutely nothing resembling love in a single one of his posts here. Quite the opposite, in fact.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Considering the outrage and controversy at Mrs T being given a ceremonial funeral at the cost of 10 million pounds during a time of austerity I don't think most Brits are going to notice much....

She was the most divisive politician possibly in British History and her toxic legacy is still with us to this day.

Her funeral is an outrage and morally bankrupt decision considering we are told there is no money for nurses, social workers or teachers but plenty for a multimillionaire whose family could afford to pay for her own bloody funeral.


The woman who hated "parasites" and "scroungers" now scrounging off the British taxpayer. Quelle surprise.
The woman had and has more of an impact then you and 20 million other Brits ever will have. She helped shape this world into a better place and deserves accolades. Sorry she actually made you work for a living and not live off of freebie handouts the rest of your life.
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