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  • ZOT! The 400 Richest Americans Pay An 18% Tax Rate

    07/26/2011 11:01:49 AM PDT · by moshiach · 141 replies
    The 400 richest Americans used to pay 30% of their income on the average to Uncle Sam. Today, they pay 18% on the average. The main reason for the drop in their tax rate of some 40% is the tax cuts by George Bush in 2003, taking the rate paid on dividends and capital gains down to 15%.

    09/28/2010 8:39:13 AM PDT · by dools0007world · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Self | dools0007world
    For those of you who followed my every word raptly (sarc) and wondered where I went--I'm back. Moved from NJ to SC and already saving tons of money. I hope "sickoflibs" picks this up and adds me to his list of "regulars". It's so good to be back. Especially given the conservative tidal wave overtaking the country. Come on November!!
  • Moderate ready for a good ZOT!

    08/04/2010 5:05:03 AM PDT · by Lizzie in Boston · 221 replies · 3+ views
    I love living in the United States and love political debates! We had an important senate election here and I proudly chose Scott Brown for senate because Martha Coakley was totally clueless and incompetent. I looked at both candidates for president carefully. John McCain is a true military hero and even worked across the aisle on McCain-Feingold, McCain-Lieberman and McCain-Kennedy. Thry were three very good bills. However, McCain is anti-choice, anti-gay and too pro-gun. Barack Obama was short on experience, but I liked his postions on many issues except for the middle east and he's not agressive enough on the...
  • Welfare WAR is on FRONT IS OREGON

    01/28/2010 9:45:45 AM PST · by New Hope Conservitive · 99 replies · 1,515+ views
    Its on Oregon voters fire first shots at the rich, The rich are trenched in and planning a stunning blow to the hungry,homeless,lifetime welfare class. Many of the rich are warm and comfortable in there homes and offices, they plan on getting signatures to bring the fatal blow in the conflict. The weapon of legislation by way of proxy. The money is coming in and soon the ballet box will be stuffed with ballots on them a law stopping all funding of welfare funding. Welfare troops are having a hard time focusing due to not having a leader to tell...
  • Karl Rove: U.S. Cannot Secure Border

    05/27/2008 8:29:00 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 155 replies · 176+ views
    You Tube ^ | 6 December 2006 | Karl Rove (via C SPAn)
    A good deal of what is posted on FR is based on misreading of the facts or outright xenophobia. Anyone who speaks on this subject should have some facts and understanding of the issues and solutions. Karl Rove did this in December 2006. The You Tube presentation at CSPAN can be found: HERE.
  • What Makes a FReeper a FReeper?

    08/21/2007 9:43:30 AM PDT · by Bob J · 266 replies · 5,249+ views
    FR | 8-21-07 | Bob J
    I often wondered what exactly makes a FReeper a FReeper? Is it the simple act of reading articles on FR? Do you have to post articles or replies? To call yourself a FReeper do you need to engage in effective activism like writing letters to politicians, getting out in the street to carry signs, or, is being a FReeper an attitude. If so, what attitude is that? Knock yourself out.
  • Sources: Virginia Tech gunman left note

    04/17/2007 8:55:01 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 528 replies · 21,996+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 17, 2007 | Aamer Madhani
    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The suspected gunman in the Virginia Tech shooting rampage, Cho Seung-Hui, was a troubled 23-year-old senior from South Korea who investigators believe left an invective-filled note in his dorm room, sources say. The note included a rambling list of grievances and ended with the words "Ismail Ax" in red ink on the inside of one of his arms.
  • email from Cindy Sheehan: She said that people now are saying the she is irrelevant and unimportant

    09/11/2006 5:39:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies · 797+ views
    DU | September 10, 2006 | az chela az chela (827 posts) Sun Sep-10-06 07:21 PM Original message I received a very unsettling email today from Cindy Sheehan Edited on Sun Sep-10-06 08:20 PM by az chela She said that people now are saying the she is irrelevant and unimportant!!!! Since I love Cindy dearly this breaks my heart. She took on the bush administration with no support except her great desire to stop the war and get rid of the current evil administration.Last year she spent almost the entire year traveling all over the world to tell people the truth about bushco.Before that no one gave...
  • A McCarthy Moment At the Alito Hearing

    01/12/2006 10:53:05 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 14 replies · 546+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/12/06 | Purple Mountains
    I’m sure many of you are too young, and the rest of you probably don’t remember the moment when Senator McCarthy’s putrid career came to an end. I remember it as if it were yesterday; I was a college student at Northeastern University, a cooperative college where you work at a course-related job for several weeks and then go to school for several weeks. I happened to be working at my co-op job at Dennison Manufacturing Company in Framingham, Massachusetts, where the company maintained a recreation area for their employees. We were at lunch watching the Army-McCarthy hearings on TV...
  • Censorship at ZOT Republic [Can you believe that folks actually donate money to FReepathons?]

    10/20/2005 2:26:51 PM PDT · by newguy30 · 110 replies · 2,571+ views
    babylontoday ^ | babylontoday
    Can you believe that folks actually donate money to The Free censors/cheerleaders, when they could otherwise donate to impoverished kids! I posted the first 3 paragraphs of my home page on 10-7-05 at around 6:30 am, with a fresh identity, using treasury as the link source, at The thread was pulled in about 5 minutes and my posting privilages revoked. The first reply suggested that Europe had a debt problem as well, to which I replied that the DX might indicate that they might not be increasing their money supply as fast as we are and included a...

    10/16/2005 8:45:02 AM PDT · by KenKong77 · 135 replies · 2,310+ views
    Give me one reason why "judicial extraordinaire" Harriet Miers is qualified to sit on the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court. One.
  • ZOT! It was good while it lasted

    07/23/2005 10:50:59 PM PDT · by netman · 118 replies · 6,287+ views
    This thread has been pulled. Pulled on 07/23/2005 10:40:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson, reason: Censorship Goodbye FreeRepublic,I'm off to Liberty Post. It was good while it lasted........Please ban me NOW Jim!
  • Is Internment on the Table?

    07/21/2005 4:58:24 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 193 replies · 3,756+ views
    How do prevent the stop-n-go jihad that is currently going on in London from happening here? Should we have an El Al if-you're-a-Muslim-you-don't-ride standard for our planes and trains? At the very least will those traveling on subways in this country have to carry their things in mesh, see-through carry bags like they do in many public high schools-- in reaction to Columbine-- in this Country? Clearly, their are many terror cells, native and foreign born , in this country. Monitoring mosques, forbidding muslims entry into certain engineering programs at our universities, massive deportations of problem muslims and ,gasp, a...
  • DUer: the OCCUPYING INVADERS are raping TORTURING and MURDERING civilians (Iraq)

    06/02/2005 2:43:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies · 408+ views
    The DUmp | 6/2/05 bpilgrim (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-02-05 03:55 PM Response to Reply #19 29. the OCCUPYING INVADERS are raping TORTURING and MURDERING civilians ________________________ More gems from that same thread: _______________________ ET Awful (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-02-05 03:55 PM Response to Reply #19 26. The point my myopic little friend is that if the US forces were not there bombing the living piss out of everything that moves, there would not be an insurgency. There would be nothing for them to insurge against. Is that clear enough for you? ____________________________ Grooner Five (189 posts) Thu Jun-02-05 03:59 PM Response to Reply...
  • Are we all equal on FR?

    05/27/2005 8:31:06 AM PDT · by JoeV1 · 740 replies · 10,815+ views
    I wonder if the rules on this forum are applied equally? Several weeks ago I was denied posting privileges because I jokingly advocated a "plan b" in fighting the so far failed war on illegal immigration. My "plan b" was to have border guards retreat to within 200 yards of the border and while fitted with night vision goggles simply drop any illegals attempting to gain access to America. Now frankly I am not concerned with the fact I was denied posting privileges for a day(reason given was "advocating violence")but I wonder if the folks who post pictures of exploding...
  • Ann Coulter sighting by a DUer in NYC

    05/09/2005 5:27:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies · 560+ views
    The DUmp | 5/9/05
    Beetwasher (1000+ posts) Mon May-09-05 01:56 PM Original message *GAG* I Just Saw That Hideous, Vile Wretch ANNE COULTER On the STREET!!! Edited on Mon May-09-05 01:57 PM by Beetwasher I was walking back to my office during lunch and she was checking into a hotel on 48th between 3rd and Lex, she was on the sidewalk, directing a hotel porter and talking on her celphone. I saw her as I was about 30 feet away and was like "Damn, it's that hideous, vile wretch Anne Coulter!". I debated saying something but decided it wasn't worth it. GAG!! My eyes!!!...
  • DUer interviews heckler of Ann Coulter (FreeRepublic mentioned)

    05/09/2005 6:13:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies · 1,082+ views
    The DUmp | 5/9/05 | slackdude slackdude (273 posts) Mon May-09-05 01:45 AM Original message Interview with the Coulter Heckler I'm sure you've all heard about Ajai Raj, the guy who was arrested for heckling Ann Coulter in Texas. Well I just posted an interview I conducted with him on my blog. Enjoy: Freedom_from_Chains (1000+ posts) Mon May-09-05 02:16 AM Response to Original message 2. Check out some of the hate mail this guy got.
  • What is this ZOT!?

    03/20/2005 7:38:52 AM PST · by scippy · 128 replies · 4,343+ views
    <p>What is this palce? Are you peeple for reel? Is this some kind of joke?</p>
  • DUer: Why SHOULDN'T siblings be allowed to "marry" or enter civil unions?

    03/17/2005 1:55:21 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies · 1,149+ views
    The DUmp | 3/17/05 RememberTheCoup (1000+ posts) Thu Mar-17-05 08:06 AM Original message Why SHOULDN'T siblings be allowed to "marry" or enter civil unions? Why do we so often hear about such a situation as a "slippery slope" result of allowing same sex unions? Why does a marriage/civil union have to imply a sexual relationship? Almost all of the rights and responsibilities of marriage are economic or legal in nature and not sexual. "Right of consortium" is one of the few I can think of that are sexual in nature. What if a man with a wife and a couple of small children...
  • DUer: Come on Iraqis! KICK OUT those OCCUPIERS!

    03/02/2005 2:04:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies · 697+ views
    The DUmp | 3/1/05 | LynnTheDem LynnTheDem (1000+ posts) Tue Mar-01-05 10:27 PM Original message Come on Iraqis! KICK OUT those OCCUPIERS! Get with the new & revised many times bush Doctrine! All OCCUPIERS must be KICKED OUT of the ME! Heh! RW Americans; stupidest MFers on the planet. _____________________________ sparosnare (1000+ posts) Tue Mar-01-05 10:30 PM Response to Original message 1. but...but....we're not occupiers, we're liberators! That's why we went to war - to liberate those poor downtrodden people from the evil dictator Saddam. We're spreading democracy! (sarcasm off) __________________________________ mermaid (1000+ posts) Tue Mar-01-05 10:35 PM Response to Reply #1 2. Democracy My...
  • DUer: How many other freepers are White House insiders and GOP operatives?

    02/20/2005 7:10:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 226 replies · 2,038+ views
    The DUmp | 2/20/05 DoYouEverWonder (1000+ posts) Sun Feb-20-05 08:06 PM Original message How many other freepers are White House insiders and GOP operatives? So far we know that Gannon, Buckhead and Eberle all used the site to spread the WH Propaganda. There must have been others? Anybody know of any others? The Free Republic was one of the WH Propaganda Machine's main venues to launch their rumors and smear campaigns. How much contact did the WH have with members of this site? Was there any financial support from the GOP? Who else is a freeper? Does Rove have his own account or...
  • DUer: Help Take Down GOPUSA

    02/20/2005 11:55:12 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies · 607+ views
    The DUmp | 2/20/05 Ronbrynaert (133 posts) Sun Feb-20-05 01:39 AM Original message Help Take Down GOPUSA I've been blogging about this bullshit "news organization" for a few weeks...only I've been focusing on the "journalistic" aspects of it. But I need help. I've been posting articles that prove that Bobby Eberle and his talon newsers not only take stuff from government and gop press releases....they also plagiarize from the mainstream media. Bobby himself is a thief. I need help going through stories and finding more examples...please email me or come to my site and leave a message or get in touch with me...
  • DUer: Here's the problem with Gannon

    02/19/2005 8:12:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies · 996+ views
    The DUmp | 2/19/05 TomClash (1000+ posts) Sat Feb-19-05 09:49 AM Original message Here's the problem with Gannon It's not that he's gay. It's not that he's a prostitute. It's not the kinky websites. It's not even the hypocrisy. It's the breach of national security. What if Gannon was an agent for China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, Israel, North Korea or some other country? He received classified information about Valerie Plame. He received classified information about the timing of "Shock and Awe." He was close to someone in the White House (and yes it could be Bush or Rove) who probably had access...
  • DUer: Someone PLEASE check out possible Gannon/"Buckhead" connection

    02/18/2005 11:25:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 82 replies · 1,866+ views
    The DUmp | 2/18/05 GarySeven (466 posts) Fri Feb-18-05 10:21 PM Original message Someone PLEASE check out possible Gannon/"Buckhead" connection I don't have the capability of doing this, but some of you sneaky bastards do. If Gannon is the source of the TANG documents, which were an obvious White House plant, then there MUST be some connection between Gannon and "Buckhead" the Freeper blogger who raised questions about the typefont used in the documents. Remember, "Buckhead" has been identified as Harry MacDougald, an Atlanta attorney (Buckhead is a suburb of Atlanta). He is a member of the Federalist Society and is on the...
  • Escaped from DU website

    02/17/2005 2:26:51 PM PST · by Balen · 25 replies · 769+ views
    Found this thread from the DU website they hate this place. Some wonderful person named catwoman there has posted the link here 50 million times. So I came over liked what I see. Thank you Catwoman.....
  • DUer: "f#$% the troops who missed meals at the messhall coz it was closed"

    02/08/2005 5:55:47 AM PST · by lowbridge · 4 replies · 331+ views
    The DUmp | 2/8/05 | LynnTheDem LynnTheDem (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-07-05 10:53 PM Response to Reply #23 35. And f*ck the troops who missed meals at the messhall coz it was closed by the time they get off duty. ________________________ LynnTheDem (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-07-05 10:55 PM Response to Reply #9 37. And f*ck the troops who miss meals coz messhall is closed when they get off duty. ________________________________ LynnTheDem (1000+ posts) Mon Feb-07-05 11:31 PM Response to Reply #40 42. Exsqueeze me???? I'm at Ft. Hood. Husband is 4th ID active duty officer Just recently back from Iraq. Now, what would you like to...
  • Connecticut Governor Makes Stem Cell Research Funding Idea Official

    01/30/2005 11:50:38 AM PST · by underlying · 12 replies · 432+ views ^ | January 23, 2005 | by Steven Ertelt
    Connecticut Governor Makes Stem Cell Research Funding Idea Official Hartford, CT ( -- Governor Jodi Rell made her proposal to spend millions on embryonic stem cell research official on Friday. She says she wants to spend $20 million of the $316 million surplus on the controversial research that involves the destruction of human life. Rell announced that the state budget she will submit to legislators will call on creating a special fund with the money to be used to draw in other investments for stem cell research in the state. "We can spur research at our universities and create strong...
  • New York Lawmakers Want $1 Billion for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    01/30/2005 12:00:48 PM PST · by underlying · 32 replies · 484+ views ^ | January 17, 2005 | by Steven Ertelt
    New York Lawmakers Want $1 Billion for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Albany, NY ( -- New York lawmakers want the state to spend as much as $1 billion over the next ten years on stem cell research to keep up with California, where voters recently approved using $6 billion in taxpayer funds for embryonic research and human cloning. "If the state of New York does not recognize the competitive need, our research scientists are all going to change their tune from 'I Love New York' to 'California, Here I Come,' " Deputy Minority Leader Eric Schneiderman (D- Bronx) told a...
  • DUer: I saw a guy with a Bush sticker stuck on the parkway and I didn't help.

    01/23/2005 6:29:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies · 698+ views
    The DUmp | 1/22/05 | Bleachers7 Bleachers7 (1000+ posts) Sat Jan-22-05 08:34 PM Original message I saw a guy with a Bush sticker stuck on the parkway and I didn't help. I was driving south on the Meadowbrook on LI. This guy was stuck in the left lane with his hood up. I was slowing down to help him and then I saw a big Bush/Cheney 2004 sticker. I sped up and left. I don't feel particularly bad about it. He would have gotten fat and lazy if I helped him. ____________________________ tuvor (1000+ posts) Sat Jan-22-05 08:36 PM Response to Original message 1. Hey,...
  • DUer: "While Osama builds hospitals, schools, and supports many"

    12/30/2004 6:16:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies · 328+ views
    The DUmp | 12/30/04 | SHRED SHRED (933 posts) Thu Dec-30-04 01:15 AM Response to Original message 2. Yep While Osama builds hospitals, schools, and supports many; Bush bombs and sends pennies. I wonder who is in the lead for the "hearts and minds"?
  • Bev Harris (of BBV) co-worker spills the beans on DU

    12/24/2004 1:18:50 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies · 617+ views
    The DUmp | 12/24/04 | God_bush_n_cheney God_bush_n_cheney (1000+ posts) Thu Dec-23-04 07:53 PM Original message Bean spill one: Over the last 3 weeks I have lost so much... Edited on Thu Dec-23-04 07:57 PM by God_bush_n_cheney It began with the loss of my dear sister Janice...Before I go much further...let me tell you about courage. Janice died from a disease called sarcoidosis. Her lungs were scarred horribly from this disease and she had about 20% lung capacity. Everyday was a challenge for her to merely breathe. Through the man many years of her illness she never once complained...and in fact the day she died she...
  • DUer: Sorry, but Iraq is much worse off under US occupation than under Saddam

    12/02/2004 4:46:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies · 398+ views
    The DUmp | 12/2/04 Sara Beverley (512 posts) Thu Dec-02-04 07:14 PM Original message Sorry, but Iraq is much worse off under US occupation than under Saddam Just finished watching the NBC coverage of the aftermath of the assault on Fallujah and the coverage of the destruction and attacks in other major cities of Iraq. It was just devastating to see how we destroyed these cities and the homes and property of innocent Iraqi citizens. Saddam's regime was nothing like this and the Iraqi people know it. Sure Saddam was a brutal dictator but like most dictators, if you don't cross them they...
  • Sinclair Advertiser being shot at two nights in a row? (DU)

    10/13/2004 4:10:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies · 980+ views
    The DUmp | 10/13/04 (1000+ posts) Wed Oct-13-04 10:35 AM Original message BAD news from one of the local Sinclair advertisers I got this response this morning... Dear ****, Would like to know who directed you to send e-mail to this address. Our buildings have been shot at the last two nights and police are investgating. I am forwarding this to them so you can expect a follow up from them. This was my letter, by the way, Good Afternoon, As a life-long Madison resident, I am very concerned to find that your business advertises on Fox47, which is a Sinclair Company. As...
  • DUer: "US troops raped Iraqi children"

    10/10/2004 2:27:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies · 480+ views
    The DUmp | 10/10/04
    DrWeird (1000+ posts) Sun Oct-10-04 04:45 PM Response to Reply #24 25. US troops raped Iraqi children. And men and women. They haven't faced a firing squad yet. Nor has Rumsfeld, who ordered the torture. "islamic republic of Guatemala" Sounds fine to me. But then I'm not an anti-Islamic bigot.
  • Is Drudge an Environ-Moron?

    06/08/2004 7:59:43 AM PDT · by thad5611 · 103 replies · 191+ views
    So Drudge has a headline about it hitting 98 degrees in Denver. Does this scare the socks off of you? This breaks a record of 97 set on this date in 1874. I guess all of those cars polluting the globe 130 years ago warmed up the globe to almost what it is today.
  • "The Reagan Years Legitimized Bigotry"--Barbra Streisand

    10/25/2003 5:42:34 AM PDT · by freedom4me · 121 replies · 342+ views
    The Advocate is a national gay and lesbian magazine. Here's what Barbra had to say in their August 17, 1999 issue: "The Reagan years legitimized bigotry. AIDS, which even then affected as many if not more heterosexuals than homosexuals throughout the world, was dismissed as a gay disease with an official homophobic wink, implying that those deaths did not matter because of who was involved.... We are filled with the hope that someday, some way, we will see an end to this human tragedy, but the battle is far from won, and there is a long road still ahead."