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Old 04-16-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Send me...I will pretend to be an American - if no one wants to go - may as well send a surrogate of some sort...cheap hotel...will be fine...just get me a nice CONSERVATIVE grey single breasted suit and a nice silk tie- a blue one.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Heck, send Mooochelle. She's always chomping at the bit for a free vacation on the taxpayers dime. She could also "hug the Queen" and make all kinds of other "I'm a ghetto girl" social faux pas.
Damn, I like the way you think. I've got to rep that one.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:49 PM
 
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Not attending shows the little class the left has in comparison to the conservative right.
Did Bush show up at the 2005 funeral of former PM Lord Callaghan? Of course he didn't. Not that one American in ten would know who Lord Callaghan was.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:53 PM
 
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Send me...I will pretend to be an American - if no one wants to go - may as well send a surrogate of some sort...cheap hotel...will be fine...just get me a nice CONSERVATIVE grey single breasted suit and a nice silk tie- a blue one.
If only somebody had thought to send some sort of semi-permanent representative, an ambassador of sorts, perhaps.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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People there are sicko if they're really going to do this (from the article). Wonder if the "bad attitude" has something to do with Obama not wanting to send anyone. Gotta keep up being on the side of the radicals.

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[SIZE=6]Last night police in London were under pressure to crack down on plans to insult the memory of Lady Thatcher at the funeral.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=6]Hundreds of protesters have pledged to turn their backs as her coffin travels through Central London.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=6]Campaigners said Scotland Yard had effectively encouraged the move by decreeing it is not against the law and will not provoke arrests.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=6]The insult is calculated to cause maximum embarrassment to her grieving family without provoking action by police.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=6]It will be seen by millions worldwide as the occasion is beamed live around the world on TV.[/SIZE]


Read more: Margaret Thatcher funeral: President Obama won't send envoy - and leaves it to her old allies from Reagan era | Mail Online
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:37 PM
 
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Did Bush show up at the 2005 funeral of former PM Lord Callaghan?
i'm having trouble finding any reference of a US representative at callagan's funeral.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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Margaret Thatcher was never head of state. The head of state in the UK is the Queen. The Prime Minister is the head of government.

In the US, the same person is head of government and head of state (POTUS).
It should also be pointed out that the British Prime Minister is always addressed as the Head of Her (or His) Majesties Government and is technically invited by Her or His Majesty to form Her or His Government. British Prime Ministers are not popularly elected to the position of Prime Minister! Now a Queen or King always invites the leader of party with the largest block of seats in the new Parliment to try and for the New Government. If his party has a majority this is not too difficult. If he doesn't have a majority he either forms a coalition government like Britain has now or trys to get along with a minority government and rely on the goodwill of the opposition parties.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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And I bet a good number of them are.

One of the expressions of the sentiment towards Thatcher from the Britons is rather amusing: Her funeral should be privatized. Let private companies bid for it, and the lowest bidder gets to be the winner.
Brilliant! How fitting for the architect of privitisation
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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Did Bush show up at the 2005 funeral of former PM Lord Callaghan? Of course he didn't. Not that one American in ten would know who Lord Callaghan was.

You found the one in ten. Lord Callahan is Sunny Jim Callahan. The man who Margret Thatch beat in 1979 and ended his run as a Labour PM.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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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.
Republic | The British Constitution

We enjoy some features of a democracy, but our constitution is profoundly undemocratic. It is "not worth the paper it's not written on" according to one MP. Professor Stephen Haseler once described it as "whatever the government wants it to be".

The British constitution is unwritten or, to be more precise, 'uncodified'. This means that, unlike in most modern democracies, there is no single document which explains how we are governed.


The British Constitution
The British Constitution is unwritten in one single document, unlike the constitution in America or the proposed European Constitution, and as such, is referred to as an uncodified constitution in the sense that there is no single document that can be classed as Britain's constitution.

Tell me again why you referred to "THE British constitution"?
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