Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Not sure about the quote’s accuracy, but Thatcher(like Reagan) was a true leader. It’s something that’s been missing here for a long time.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    FYI—Ken Livingston, the former mayor of London, had this to say today regarding the former Prime Minister.

    “She created today’s housing crisis. She created the banking crisis. And she created the benefits crisis. It was her government that started putting people on incapacity benefit rather than register them as unemployed because the Britain she inherited was broadly full employment. She decided when she wrote off our manufacturing industry that she could live with two or three million unemployed, and the benefits bill, the legacy of that, we are struggling with today. In actual fact, every real problem we face today is the legacy of the fact that she was fundamentally wrong.”

  3. Adam Sherlock

    Adam Sherlock said, over 3 years ago

    Mr. “Red” Ken Livingstone is full of sour grapes. She took a bankrupt nation (caused by Ken’s cronies) and returned a semblance of what it once was.

    Before Baroness Thatcher if the unions said jump the nation shook – I remember the dead not being buried, the rubbish not being collected, not being able to go to hospital and not being able to have a warm meal – everything caused by those union fellows who wanted to feather their own nests.

    Housing crisis? Baroness Thatcher allowed people in social housing to become owners of their own home. An attempt to stop this was caused by the Labour councils. She tried to reduce the hold Government had peoples lives. Something that is hated by Mr. Livingston.

    She had her principles, and stuck by them. Most people can respect (even if they do not like them.)

  4. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 3 years ago

    Experience shows there is no difference with either when dealing with politicians.

  5. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    At what point does media coverage become necrophilia? Because we’ve gone past that point in less than a day. The truth is that in England news of Thacher’s was greeted with spontaneous celebration in many places. Her economic policies hurt a lot of people and are a big contributor to the current mess that the whole world finds itself in today.

  6. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago


    Figures that a reactionary such as yourself would see a President with Alzheimer’s in office as a great leader.

  7. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    Or: if you want war instead of peace, appoint a woman.

    Despite the mythos, there haven’t been too many instances of lasting peace when Women have been in charge of government. Not saying that is all bad or their fault, but the promise for “emancipation” was peace in our time.
    Thatcher was pretty ruthless at war, can’t deny that.

  8. DesultoryPhillipic

    DesultoryPhillipic said, over 3 years ago


    Said the person so conflicted about who they are that they chose a hyphenated name. “Rifle”

  9. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, over 3 years ago

    While Iron Lady gave us some impression of on side of her legacy, Billy Elliot and Full Montie provide the other side of her story.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    I like the cartoon. My mother used to say “When a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do, he finds the woman who knows how to get it done.”
    British politics is as divisive as American politics. Ms. Thatcher was a product of her generation and her paradigm and while she may have broke toes when she trod on them, she also did good for her nation. Unlike so many American politicians, on both sides of the aisle, she acted on her convictions founded in her simple background and complicated culture.
    She was a coin of her realm. She had two sides and it on the side she felt most strongly the coin would show. You may not have liked the call, but the coin had value. No one can say that England would have done better under another leader. It can be implied, but never proved.
    (A father, husband, son, and brother of strong women)

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    Is “Iron lady” another name for “Iron maiden”?

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.”

    But, in Margaret Thatcher’s time she didn’t have to deal with Iran and North Korea.

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    An iron maiden was a medieval torture device.

  14. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    What biology teaches that a heart is shaped like <3? I don’t believe Heaven to be a bunch of people in white robes and wings standing on clouds looking at the Earth below. But I get the meaning of such a toon. Symbolism has a place in culture, ya know.

  15. watashi73

    watashi73 said, over 3 years ago

    Probably the greatest female leader in her own right since Elizabeth I. Of course there were many other great ones who had to operate behind the scenes such as Livia Drusilla and Theodora who propped up Augustus and Justinian.

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