Margaret Thatcher or Michael Brown

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    Guess who's funeral had more attendees from the Obama White House.

    More White House officials at Michael Brown’s funeral than Thatcher’s
    Published August 25, 2014
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    People begin to line up to attend the funeral for Michael Brown, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in St. Louis.AP

    The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year.

    The administration's handling of the Brown funeral already has started to raise comparisons between the two.

    For Monday's funeral, the White House sent two officials with the White House Office of Public Engagement as well as Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force.

    No White House officials, though, were part of the presidential delegation sent last year to Thatcher's funeral. For that, the White House sent former secretaries of State George Schultz and James Baker III -- as well as the charge d'affaires to the U.K. and the former U.S. ambassador.

    At the time, the nature of the delegation stirred controversy in the British media as tabloids claimed British officials felt snubbed that high-level American officials -- including President Obama himself -- were not attending.

    The White House countered that Baker and Schultz' attendance were "testimony" to Thatcher's "global stature and reputation." British Prime Minister David Cameron's office also denied claims at the time that the administration had snubbed the late prime minister.

    But in the case of Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer earlier this month, the Obama administration has devoted considerable resources. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., last week and has dozens of investigators on the ground conducting a federal civil rights probe.

    The administration also said that one of the White House officials attending the funeral on Monday had a personal connection.

    Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, is a St. Louis native and went to high school with Michael Brown's mother.

    The other White House official is Heather Foster, public engagement adviser for the White House Office of Public Engagement.

    The White House also came under criticism recently when Obama did not attend the funeral for Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War.

    He was killed in a suspected insider attack in Afghanistan. Obama was in Martha's Vineyard during the funeral, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno attended.

    When Greene's body arrived at Dover Air Force Base days earlier, Odierno and Army Secretary John McHugh reportedly were there for the transfer. While White House officials typically do not attend these transfers, Obama and past U.S. presidents do from time to time. Obama and top Defense officials attended the transfer, for instance, of the remains of 30 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan in 2011 when their helicopter was shot down.

    Meanwhile, the highest-level administration official at the 2010 funeral for border agent Brian Terry was then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
     
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    Thatcher was white....not important
     
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    fuckin politically correct assholes... :facepalm:
     
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    A strong arm robber thug was beatified today, I think I'm in bizarro world...:nooo:
     
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    They can't let the truth get in the way of pandering to emotions.
     
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    I watched that documentary and it was insanely profound the amount of respect the entire troupe had for it's deceased member. I can't even laugh at the reference to Michael Brown because I didn't see an ounce of reverence or respect during the riots and looting.
     
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    Why is our government getting involved in a police case?
    Of a thug getting killed by a cop?
    There's seriously nothing to gain. Except love from the dumber portion of the black community.
    I just don't get it. Nothing good can come from having govt reps attend this funeral.
    It's as if they are trying to start a race war.
     
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    That really is an cool photo.
     
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    Obama has done well at dividing America. Dumb fucking cunt
     
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    I can't remember the exact name of the documentary but it was a truly beautiful moment when they all quietly lined up to say goodbye. If you have ever watched chimps, they are rarely ever quiet, especially when in a group.
     
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    Disgraceful ....
     
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    ...like when they go to a movie theater, you mean?
     
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    Also Thatcher was horrid, wretched woman, regardless of one's opinion of Michael Brown.
     
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    To know her was to love her.

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    The Obama Admin has ZERO friends overseas. They make no effort at all to maintain or improve international relations.

    Then again, Barry has no friends in real life, either. He's a loner.