Margaret Thatcher Dies, Cher Does Not… And Other News

Thatcher and Reagan

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Reagan’s political soul mate, has died at the age of 87.

Her spokesman confirmed that the Iron Lady passed away after suffering a stroke Monday morning. Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister in 1979 and held on for 11 years, making her the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century. Thatcher set out to eliminate the cradle-to-grave welfare state, liberating Britain from their “culture of dependency”. And she became besties with Reagan along the way! Nancy Reagan had this to say: “It is well known that my husband and Lady Thatcher enjoyed a very special relationship as leaders of their respective countries during one of the most difficult and pivotal periods in modern history. Ronnie and Margaret were political soul mates, committed to freedom and resolved to end Communism.”

Note: Cher is still alive, despite #nowthatcherisdead confusion. Washington Post

Nutella ThiefFirst maple syrup, now Nutella? Turns out Canadians aren’t the only ones who steal sugary foods: German bandits reportedly stole 5 tons of Nutella from a parked trailer in the central German town of Bad Hersfeld over the weekend. The stolen Nutella is worth about $20,700. The town is a transport hub where truck drivers tend to park and has already had its fair share of thefts. Last month five tons of coffee was stolen and before that, someone took 34,000 cans of energy drinks. Meanwhile, police have asked residents to look out for anyone that brings Nutella sandwiches to work everyday for the next 15 years. New York Times

Ferret DogWTFerret!?!?  Some guy in Argentina is pumping ferrets full of steroids and passing them off as toy poodle dogs. An Argentinian man paid $150 for two toy poodles at an outdoor market in Buenos Aires only to have his vet tell him his “dogs” were acutally ferrets in disguise. Apparently the ferrets were given steroids at birth to make them bigger and they were then groomed to give them a fluffy appearance. Another woman reported buying what she thought was a  Chihuahua but actually ended up being….wait for it… a FERRET! Turns out Brazilians aren’t the brightest… The Daily Mail

British Grandmother BaliBrokedown palace: the golden years. A British grandmother is set to be executed by firing squad for smuggling cocaine into Bali, Indonesia. An Indonesian court upheld the death sentence against Lindsay June Sandiford, 56, who was convicted in January of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine. Sandiford was caught at the airport last May with 3.8 kg of cocaine stuffed inside the lining of her luggage. She claimed she was forced to carry the drugs by a gang that threatened her family. National Post

Hamas Hates HairHamas hates hair. Hamas security forces in Gaza are going around forcing men to shave their heads on the grounds of inappropriate hairstyles. A human rights group has reported that some youths have even been beaten for wearing their hair too long or with too much hair gel. The Palestnian Centre for Human Rights also contends that Hamas is against wearing low hanging pants and are forcing youths to sign an agreement that they won’t wear them. One thing’s for sure: Justin Beiber would never survive in Gaza. BBC News

One Response to “Margaret Thatcher Dies, Cher Does Not… And Other News”

  1. Former Londoner
    April 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Thatcher was the worst thing that ever happened to Britain, sympathies for her family but she’s single-handedly responsible for what some define as ‘British exceptionalism’.. exceptionally broke and exceptionally isolated from the rest of Europe.

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