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  • Murkowski to run as write-in candidate; state GOP condemns move

    09/18/2010 3:20:16 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 71 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2010 | Kim Murphy
    The U.S. Senate race in Alaska was turned on its head in August, when Tea Party Express-backed candidate Joe Miller upset incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary. On Friday evening, Murkowski stunned the state again with a decision to mount a write-in campaign to hold on to her seat. "This is a statement we must make for Alaskans. Together we can do what they say cannot be done. Alaska is not fair game for outside extremists. We are smarter than that … and we will not be had," Murkowski said as cheering supporters in Anchorage shouted, "Run, Lisa, run!"...
  • White House Fetes Lesbian Banned from Cross-Dressing at Prom

    06/25/2010 2:14:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | June 22, 2009 | James Tillman and Peter J. Smith
    WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2010 ( – Earlier this year Constance McMillen was refused permission to attend her high-school prom with a female date while wearing a tuxedo, an event that catapulted her into the national media spotlight. Now her newfound notoriety has received an added boost, after the White House invited her to a reception honoring lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) scheduled for Tuesday at 5pm.  Both President Obama and Vice-President Biden were expected to attend the reception.  Openly gay Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh also planned to attend."I really hope the attention my case has generated...
  • Constance McMillen, set to meet Pes and march for Gay Pride, can take pride in 'ruining' her prom

    06/22/2010 9:54:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, June 22nd 2010 | Joanna Molloy
    Constance McMillen meets President Obama at the White House on Tuesday night, and, on Sunday, the teen will parade in front of millions as a grand marshal of the city's Gay Pride March. But she still doesn't know what to wear. It was a tuxedo, after all, that McMillen hoped to don for her high school prom in Fulton, Miss., that caused Itawamba County school officials to cancel the April 2 dance. The tux, and the fact that she wanted to bring her girlfriend as her date. "My girlfriend and I were both going to wear tuxedos," McMillen said in...
  • Abby is the Litmus Test

    06/12/2010 9:51:14 AM PDT · by Talisker · 321 replies · 3,611+ views
    I've found the slander and contempt expressed on Free Republic towards Abby Sunderland and her parents quite interesting. Of course, we're all supposed to believe that every post on FR is independently made, but these hate posts have been too interlocked in similiarly bizarre content for me to believe that. Basically the hateful screeds boil down to Abby being a child instead of a young woman, unable to understand the danger of her trip, put at risk by fame seeking parents, to do something with no socially approved redeeming value, which ended in abject failure due to Abby's incompetence, and...
  • Angry, Vanity

    06/02/2010 6:36:22 PM PDT · by Freddd · 52 replies · 1,290+ views ^ | June 2, 2010 | Freddd
    I am boiling over at the picture posted of Benjamin Netanyahu. And CNN wonders why it's in last place??
  • Vanity: White Single Women Owe The US An Apology-Obama's Crucial Base

    05/31/2010 9:30:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 128 replies · 2,394+ views
    According to Gallup, "White single women, unmarried, widowed, divorced, and separated" voted "overwhelmingly" for Obama. On this Memorial Day, this crucial slice of Obama's base of support without whom he would have been elected owe this nation an apology. Blacks; Hispanics; and Moslems voted tribal politics. But this group was more than liberal, it included a large segment of conservatives and independents who had soured on Bush. Today with $13 trillion in debt- almost $12 trillion of it accumulated in the last six months alone, a burgeoning government; a foreign policy in tatters from Iran, to N. Korea to the...
  • Huge Shave Head Woman Picture

    05/15/2010 9:33:50 AM PDT · by Tainan · 43 replies · 2,115+ views
    FR ^ | today | self
    I am tired of seeing this HUGE picture of this shave head woman on each thread I click on.
  • Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'

    04/07/2010 7:56:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 448 replies · 7,713+ views
    Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom' Senior prom fell far short of the rite of passage Constance McMillen was hoping for when she began a legal battle to challenge a ban on same-sex dates. Published: 7:00AM BST 07 Apr 2010 Constance McMillen Photo: AP The 18-year-old lesbian student said that she was one of only seven students to show up at a private party chaperoned by school officials. She said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited. "It was not the prom I imagined," she said. "It really hurts my...
  • Where is you Republican representative and what are they doing to help? (vanity)

    03/16/2010 1:52:06 PM PDT · by devane617 · 21 replies · 378+ views
    me | 03/16/2010 | me
    I live in Republican representative Sam Johnson's district in Texas. Where the hell is he and what is he doing to stop this train wreck? Where is your rep? Name them here and lets see if we can get some attention. I NEVER see Sam Johnson unless he wants to be reelected.... HEY SAM, WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU AND WHY AM I NOT SEEING YOU IN THE NEWS TRYING TO STOP THE DISMANTLING OF OUR AMERICA????
  • VANITY: Cluttering the Forum with Duplicate Threads

    01/22/2010 6:32:30 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 104 replies · 1,724+ views
    Me | 01/22/2010 | Charles
    I'm writing to address a problem of increasing scope -- duplicate threads. Let me be clear: I'm not talking about the rare threads that are blessed by management, and are duplicated because of their critical importance. I'm talking about the everyday duplication of the same story over and over again. There are several reasons I see for us getting duplicate threads: people thinking they get special credit for being "first to post", so multiple people post a breaking story. people who are too lazy to search People who think they are too important to search. bloggers who think that if...
  • Top ten: Things that have gotten old at FR [Vanity]

    01/18/2010 10:04:56 PM PST · by delacoert · 402 replies · 8,549+ views
    January 18, 2010 | delacoert
     10. Blog hawking (I know, I know, we're supposed to be nice.)  9. Run-on, single-paragraph posts 8. Pings to Jim Robinson with kiss ass complements 7. Posting "hugh and series", "stuned beeber" or "Bush's fault" 6. A post asking a noOb if they are sure they're logged in 5. Passive-aggressive keyword epithet war 4. Satire posts that fool you (the rest are hilarious) 3. Viking Kitties (just kidding... love ya'... really...  who'd poke fun at you...  rah roh.) 2. Vanities 1. ...
  • A Major Defection In The Conservative Blogosphere

    12/07/2009 2:17:58 PM PST · by steve-b · 136 replies · 4,113+ views
    Salon ^ | 2/4/09 | Alex Koppelman
    For much of this decade, Charles Johnson was one of the right's leading bloggers. His blog, Little Green Footballs, was famous for its focus on Islamic terrorism, but also for the role it played in "Rathergate" and in exposing various faked photography.... On Monday, Johnson made the split official, with a post headlined, "Why I Parted Ways With The Right." In it, he gave a list of reasons for the break... Johnson concluded the post saying, "The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes, and off the cliff. I won't be going over the cliff with...
  • FReeper data on Tiger Woods' Indiscretion (Vanity)

    12/07/2009 12:22:18 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 24 replies · 838+ views
    self | December 7, 2009 | sodpoodle
    Since the Tiger Woods incident was thrust upon us there have been 112 threads; 8,486 comments and 304,787 views recorded on FR. This data was collected from topic counts using TIGER WOODS as the SEARCH TITLE. The data is deemed dense, but dubious.
  • Knock It Off, Free Republic!

    12/02/2009 9:21:09 AM PST · by pissant · 533 replies · 10,654+ views
    XenoHistoran ^ | 12/1/09 | XenoHistorian
    I have been a minor participant at Free Republic, the Internet’s leading conservative forum, since September 2004. An online friend referred me to a discussion where members of Free Republic were talking about the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections, and using my maps from this page to make a point. I had to join FR to introduce myself to that group, and thank them for visiting. Because that was right after the “Rathergate” scandal, I thus became one of the “Pajamahadeen” that had just brought down the Sauronic eye of CBS. Being a “Freeper” has been an interesting and fun...
  • So Freepers don't like RINOs. I get it. But who's NOT a RINO? [vanity]

    12/01/2009 9:49:31 AM PST · by TruthHound · 159 replies · 2,452+ views
    I lurk this forum way too much. But it does give me my news fix and some interesting tidbits as well. I am in here enough to get a good gauge of the political celebs Freepers don't like. That would be pretty much everybody. I'm kinda sure nobody likes Mitt Romney. And as of 11/6/08, John McCain is a favorite whipping boy. Overall, the bulk of characters who stood on stage in the early GOP debates last year is tainted in some way. Giuliani, the cross-dressing gun-hater. Ron Paul, the anti-war drug-legalizer. Huckabee, the soft-on-crime wingnut. Yada yada... I'm aligned...
  • Harry Reid : Republicans Are Like The Girl Who Wouldn't Dance With Me In High School or Something

    10/27/2009 8:55:46 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 37 replies · 1,101+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | October 28, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
    Dingy's painful memory comes to the surface...
  • Lord Carey 'appalled' by Pope's treatment of Dr Rowan Williams

    10/23/2009 3:35:33 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 20 replies · 749+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 24, 2009 | Ruth Gledhill
    Lord Carey of Clifton has called on his successor as Archbishop of Canterbury to complain to the Pope in person about not being consulted over plans to admit disaffected Anglicans to the Roman Catholic Church. Lord Carey warned that the Pope’s strategy could damage relations with the Vatican. Lord Carey, who stepped down in 2002, urged Dr Rowan Williams to protest strongly when he visits the Pope in Rome next month. Lord Carey was speaking after the joint press conference this week between Dr Williams and the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, to announce the move....
  • Wassup FR? Why did you move "The Mystery of Barack Obama Continues" from News to Blogs/Personal

    10/20/2009 2:28:59 PM PDT · by kellynla · 28 replies · 1,485+ views
    10/20/2009 | Kely
    Why was "The Mystery of Barack Obama Continues" moved from Extended News to Blog/Personal? Western is not a "blog"
  • STOP POSTING THE OBAMA WINS...We get it and you're running the site into the ground

    10/09/2009 11:59:05 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 323 replies · 7,849+ views
    Self Copy ^ | 10/9/2009 | Self
    Please stop. I've recently recommended FR to several people and if this is their first visit to FR well it makes me and everyone on here look like an ASS! Stop it already.
  • Wassup FR? Why did you pull the "500,000 'Pink Slips' on Their Way to Capitol Already" thread?

    09/26/2009 1:01:33 PM PDT · by kellynla · 79 replies · 3,451+ views
    Why did you pull the "500,000 'pink slips' on their way to Capitol already"
  • "Scrolling Headlines and Angry Expressions"

    09/13/2009 10:29:46 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 248+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 14 Sep 09 | Patrick Truax
    Once, a long time ago, in the presence of my wife, and a few other females, I called a receiver that dropped a pass after a particularly bruising tackle, a woman. Well, there arose such a clatter, I never used the moniker again. But an honest look at some men, well, you wonder if you can get an exemption from Political Correctness.
  • Hey, FR, Why was "Fox News Stated That They Will Be in the Courtroom on Sept. 8" Thread Pulled?

    08/28/2009 6:09:58 PM PDT · by kellynla · 55 replies · 2,946+ views
    9/28/2009 | Kellynla
    Why was "Fox News Stated That They Will Be in the Courtroom on Sept. 8 ( Obama qualifications hearing )" thread pulled?

    08/02/2009 6:53:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies · 2,227+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/2/09 | KATHIANNE BONIELLO
    She has given new meaning to a class-action lawsuit. Trina Thompson gave it the old college try, but couldn't find work. Now she thinks her sheepskin wasn't worth her time, and is suing her alma mater for her money back. The Monroe College grad wants the $70,000 she spent on tuition because she hasn't found gainful employment since earning her bachelor's degree in April, according to a suit filed in Bronx Supreme Court on July 24.
  • Apologies for the past are due Chinese descendants

    06/17/2009 6:31:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 65 replies · 1,379+ views ^ | 06/16/2009 | Patty Fisher
    Assemblyman Paul Fong, D-Mountain View, wants us to remember that when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in New York Harbor in 1886, welcoming immigrants from around the world to America, there should have been a sign posted in front that said: "Everyone except Chinese."
  • J.D. Salinger sues to stop unauthorized 'Catcher in the Rye' sequel

    06/01/2009 10:11:45 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 1,443+ views
    news-briefs ^ | Jun 1, 2009, 07:18 PM | Alynda Wheat
    Reclusive author J.D. Salinger took legal action today over what he says is a copycat of his seminal work, The Catcher in the Rye, the Associated Press reports. Salinger’s lawyers filed suit in Manhattan federal court to recall the book 60 Years Later, thought to be a Catcher sequel by pseudonymous writer John David California. Salinger’s lawyers maintain that he retains sole rights to the Holden Caulfied character, and that in regards to any sequels, Salinger has “decidedly chosen not to exercise that right.”
  • Soul Talkin (Antis endless bashing)

    05/24/2009 11:10:34 AM PDT · by restornu · 62 replies · 1,022+ views
    Soul Talkin ^ | May 2009
    Excerpts from Cankers of the Soul- Soul Talkin Some time back, an acquaintaince I had once helped in her time of need took a vicious potshot at me.I should have dismissed it as the desperate whiplash of a soul tormented by jealousy and frustration, but the poisonous shaft struck a raw nerve. And the pain was augmented by a sense of betrayal. I wasn't sure if retailation would quell the rage within, but every cell in my body wanted to hit back as viciously.I was convinced that nothing but the sight of my enemy fallen low would assuage the pain...
  • President Obama gripes about multiple crises

    04/30/2009 6:30:53 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 72 replies · 2,101+ views
    WASHINGTON - President Obama sounds like he'd punch the "easy" button if he could. In a prime-time news conference Wednesday night marking the 100th day of his administration, Obama betrayed a sense of exasperation at the swarm of crises that have besieged him and the country. "I didn't anticipate the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression," Obama said. "The typical President, I think, has two or three big problems. We've got seven or eight." Marveling at the lineup of daunting tasks filling his in-box, he took umbrage at the idea he relishes expanding government, even into cars and finance.
  • Freed Pirate Hostage Accuses Limbaugh Of 'Hate Speech' (freed hostage is a leftist)

    04/24/2009 10:36:39 PM PDT · by balch3 · 144 replies · 8,933+ views ^ | April 34, 2009
    SEEKONK, Mass. -- Shane Murphy, the second-in-command aboard the American merchant ship seized by pirates, lashed out at Rush Limbaugh for the talk show host's racial characterization in discussing the rescue of the ship's captain by the Navy. In commenting on the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips by the Navy Seals who shot and killed the three Somali pirates who were holding him captive, Limbaugh generated controversy when he called the pirates "black teenagers." "There you have it, three teenagers shot on the high seas at the order of President Obama," said Limbaugh according to a transcript of an April...
  • The Whining Messiah

    03/09/2009 6:42:45 AM PDT · by Quaker · 5 replies · 519+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | March 9, 2009 | Quaker
    Obama makes an unusual call to reporters from the oval office to clarify that he isn’t a socialist. It is curious that he worried about this enough to make this call. Obama was quizzed about his detractors’ claim that his policies were socialistic.
  • Poor Baby Obama: I Have To Make The ‘Really Hard’ Decisions

    03/08/2009 6:30:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 288 replies · 9,023+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two big stories emerged from Pres. Obama’s interview with New York Times reporters aboard Air Force One yesterday: 1. we have a whining, self-pitying president. 2. The Times scrubbed from its article the worst of the president’s comments, the ones that revealed him in that self-pitying light. Fortunately, the Today show had the tapes, and played them this morning. According to Today, when President Obama met with reporters from the New York Times yesterday aboard Air Force One, his goal was “trying to sound hopeful and reassuring.” Mission not accomplished. As ambivalent as were the president’s putatively reassuring words on...
  • Why John McCain is Losing

    10/13/2008 7:41:44 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 13 replies · 906+ views ^ | October 9, 2008 | Roger F. Gay
    It’s not the economy. Sure – if the economy was better, it would be good for Republicans. Everybody knows that, which is why the McCain campaign could never bet too many chips on the economy as part of a winning formula. Sure, the Democrats – including Barack Obama and Joe Biden – did cause the financial industry meltdown but what does it matter? There is a Republican in the White House and it’s easier to imagine that presidents rule with magic wands than to learn the basics of the American democratic system, let alone learn the modern history of financial...
  • Gingrich: ‘Final collapse of the Bush administration’

    09/29/2008 2:50:42 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 178 replies · 5,304+ views
    The Source ^ | September 29, 2008 | Klaus Marre
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said the Wall Street bailout plan pushed by President Bush signaled the “final collapse” of the current administration. “The Bush administration has now provided three case studies in arrogance, isolation and destructiveness: Michael Brown during Hurricane Katrina, Ambassador Jerry Bremer in Baghdad and Secretary [Henry] Paulson at Treasury,” Gingrich said. “It is a tragic and very expensive legacy. No conservative and no Republican should doubt how much it has hurt our cause and our party.” The former Speaker reiterated his call for the resignation of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. “As long as Secretary Paulson...
  • Obama: Attacks on me are unpatriotic!

    09/10/2008 9:52:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 102+ views ^ | September 10, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    You know my favorite part of Barack Obama’s response to the lipstick bungle? It’s this obnoxious phrase, which hasn’t been remarked upon much today: “I don’t care what they say about me but I love this country too much to let them take over another election…”Yes, yes, because Obama is Truth, Justice, and the American Way! And all who dare mock him or challenge his Absolute Moral Authority suffer from patriotism deficiency. He loves his country so much he sent his lawyers to stifle the free speech of television stations running ads critical of his terror ties. He loves his...
  • Palin's Convention Speech Brings in Cash for Obama ($10 million)

    09/04/2008 5:51:00 PM PDT · by impeachedrapist · 106 replies · 749+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/4/08 | Jonathan D. Salant
    ...Barack Obama reported raising at least $10 million from more than 130,000 donors today after Palin, the Alaska governor, addressed the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, and criticized the Democratic presidential nominee. ``Sarah Palin's attacks have rallied our supporters in ways we never expected,'' Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton said. ``And we fully expect John McCain's attacks tonight to help us make our grassroots organization even stronger.''
  • Obama says McCain camp paints Obama as the Anti-Christ

    08/17/2008 4:35:34 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 95 replies · 184+ views ^ | August 17, 2008 | Dan Spencer
    Obama says McCain camp paints Obama as the Anti-Christ POSTED August 17, 12:59 PM Immediately after Obama's appearance with the reverend Rick Warren, the Democrats' presumptuous nominee was interviewed by CBN News Senior National Correspondent, David Brody. Among other things Brody asked Obama whether the McCain campaign is purposely using imaginary to scare people about him being the anti-Christ. Obama answered yes. You can watch and read a partial transcript of the interview here...
  • Andrew Giuliani files lawsuit against Duke (Rudy's son cut from golf team, oh the humanity!)

    07/24/2008 9:52:41 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 41 replies · 353+ views
    newsday ^ | July 24, 2008 | Ellis Henican
    But New York City's former first son is swinging back hard. Late Wednesday, his attorneys filed a federal lawsuit in North Carolina, contending the university has violated its obligations to him as a student-athlete and demanding he be invited back to Duke's state-of-the-art golf-training facility.
  • Wexler's Delray residency disputed by opponent (Bobby doesn't live in Florida!)

    07/23/2008 11:13:35 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 23 replies · 285+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 07/22/08 | KELLY WOLFE
    It's unlikely U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler curls up on his mother-in-law's sofa, pundits on the Fox News program The O'Reilly Factor said Tuesday night. Wexler's challenger has accused the six-term congressman of playing a residency shell game, saying Wexler, D-Delray Beach, uses his mother-in-law's address in Delray Beach while flagrantly making his home in a Maryland suburb.
  • Dan Rather Lawsuit Heats Up

    07/20/2008 4:32:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 440+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Dan Rather’s $70 million lawsuit against CBS heated up in a Manhattan court on Wednesday as his lawyers sought to have several key documents in the case made public. Rather’s lead attorney Marty Gold asked Justice Ira Gammerman to release the documents, arguing that they would help refute CBS’s public characterization of Rather’s claims in the suit as a fantasy, the New York Observer reported. Gold said that Rather would like to give the public access to about 10 of the thousands of documents handed over by CBS. But Gammerman rebuffed the effort, saying he considered the request to release...
  • New Subway Job Goes Stale (liberal whiny punk alert)

    07/18/2008 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 127 replies · 430+ views
    Fredericksburg Free Lance Star ^ | July 17, 2008 | Addison Herron-Wheeler
    IT NEVER FAILS: Murphy's Law. When applying for jobs, the one place you do not want to call you back inevitably will. I encountered this annoying fact applying for jobs in Richmond, when I landed one at the local Subway. Of all the interesting, vibrant-looking places in my area that I could have worked, this was definitely my last choice. But the only other places I had wanted to work told me it would be a few weeks or months, and I had to have something ASAP so that I could pay the rent. At first glance, the job didn't...
  • Post-PC dignity

    07/17/2008 6:54:17 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 125+ views ^ | July 15, 2008 | Ziauddin Sardar
    Now that politically correct language has fallen from favour, demonised and discredited, where should we go next? Can we afford to ignore the return of derogatory language directed at black, Muslim, gay, disabled or elderly people, anyone deemed different? Derogatory words make way for degrading treatment. Language is more than our basic tool of communication; it shapes perceptions and so influences behaviour. Referring to "faggots" or "wrinklies" strips people of respect, and it's just a short step to thinking them less equal. Terms such as "cripples", "spastics", "thick" and "retarded" stigmatise disabled people as less human. A recent increase in...
  • FR Should Have an Appeals Process

    06/14/2008 10:03:59 PM PDT · by Soliton · 133 replies · 396+ views
    06/14/2008 | Soliton
    I have been a member since 1999. I have been suspended at least twice and kicked off "for good" once. I deserved to be suspended once. I believe that FR is a force for good in the world. Debate between people who consider themselves conservative, right or wrong, is a good thing. I believe that FR would prosper more, that more would donate, if they really believed that they had a stake in the site. The risk, that I now expose myself to, that you can be booted forever for speaking your honestly conservative mind in accordance with the rules,...
  • Barack Obama, Whiner

    06/10/2008 4:42:12 AM PDT · by avoiceinwilderness · 28 replies · 140+ views
    We now are down to two presidential candidates. One went to the Ivy League and Harvard Law School as a young man. The other spent years of his youth in a Vietnam Prisoner of War camp and suffered lifelong injuries. Guess which one whines more about his hardships? Barack Obama is many things — a senator, a gifted orator, and a charismatic figure. But he’s also a whiner.
  • Democrats Call to Tax the Rich

    05/04/2008 11:07:38 AM PDT · by econjack · 53 replies · 146+ views
    Author | 5/4/2008 | econjack
    Both Hillary and Obama have explicitly stated that we need to "tax the rich" so each pays "their fair share". I recently came across a report titled DISTRIBUTION OF CERTAIN FEDERAL TAX LIABILITIES BY INCOME CLASS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2000, as Prepared by the Staff of the JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION. The following table from that publication is interesting. Income Category...................Individual Income Tax ................................................Income......Percent Less than $10,000.......................-5.........-0.6% 10,000 to 20,000........................-7........ -0.8% 20,000 to 30,000........................10..........1.1% 30,000 to 40,000........................30..........3.4% 40,000 to 50,000........................39..........4.4% 50,000 to 75,000.......................114.........12.9% 75,000 to 100,000......................113.........12.8% 100,000 to 200,000.....................213.........24.1% 200,000 and over...................... 377.........42.7% Highest 10%........................... 587.........66.4% Highest 5%.............................478.........54.0% Highest 1%.............................297.........33.6%...
  • Wife Lessons (Why Michelle Obama is no Hillary Clinton) ... BARF

    03/11/2008 11:11:59 AM PDT · by jdm · 36 replies · 1,342+ views
    TNR ^ | March 26, 2008 | by Michelle Cottle
    It is impossible not to be at least a little awed by Michelle Obama. It's not just the height (5'11"), the style (among Vanity Fair's best-dressed on the planet), and the air of supreme confidence (the woman sports sleeveless tops at major photo ops). There is also her up-by-the-bootstraps backstory as a South Side of Chicago girl gone double Ivy (Princeton and Harvard Law, thank you very much), followed by her years spent juggling a successful legal career while raising two daughters. And, of course, there is her famously un-Stepford stump style--the sarcasm, the candor, the compulsion to ignore the...
  • I May Or May Not Leave Free Republic

    01/01/2008 12:13:53 AM PST · by B-Chan · 91 replies · 389+ views ^ | 2008.01.01 | B-Chan
    I May Or May Not Leave Free Republic I'll decide after I finish this bottle of champagne.
  • Don Shula is a Whiner CryBaby

    12/30/2007 7:59:15 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 35 replies · 225+ views
    vanity cry for help | december 30, 2007 | beebuster2000
    What a whiner and crybaby old man is Don Shula. I mean really Don, get over it. No matter how good the Patriots do in 2007-2008 it doesnt effect how good you were. You are still as good as you were before the "perfect season" of the Pats. You are embarassing yourself and football generally by your whining about spygate, etc. PS: If your best team ever played the 2007 Pats, you would lose by 50-3. At least.
  • Joe's Debt (sob story)

    11/07/2007 10:51:58 AM PST · by dynachrome · 256 replies · 340+ views
    some whiner | 2007 | Joe
    I didn't immediately realize, as I made my way through the enrollment lines at college, how much it was going to cost me to live in Pasadena. My college had no dormitories so all students had to find off campus housing and transportation to get to get to school. Tuition averaged $11,000.00 per semester and the school ran 3 continuous semesters per year. In a sincere effort to fund my education, I turned to my college financial aid office, where advisors never even suggested federal funding or grants etc. . They simply directed me to private loan companies, who were...
  • Plame Felt Like 'Soviet Nonperson' (Whiny-person Barf Alert)

    10/24/2007 7:56:54 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 45 replies · 314+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 24, 2007 | Kathaleen Roberts
    To flip through the first third of Valerie Plame Wilson's "Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House" is to confront an optical maze of gray stripes interrupting juicy anecdotes and methodical musings. CIA censors blacked out 10 percent of the text in her memoir, leaving its narrative disjointed and sometimes hard to follow. "I believe the vast majority of what is blacked out in the book has nothing to do with national security and everything to do with diminishing me and Joe," she said. Agency censors also wouldn't allow Plame Wilson to acknowledge working...
  • (Milton) Bradley out for rest of season (Padre Player blames ump for injury)

    09/24/2007 1:11:00 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 13 replies · 75+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | Sept. 24, 2006 | Ken Rosenthal
    The news just keeps getting worse for the Padres. Left fielder Milton Bradley is out for the season, and center fielder Mike Cameron could miss the rest of the regular season and possibly the playoffs if the Padres qualify, according to major-league sources. Bradley suffered a torn anterior-cruciate ligament in his right knee while being restrained by Padres manager Bud Black from going after first base umpire Mike Winters during Sunday's loss to the Rockies. Cameron's problem occurred the inning before when Bradley stepped on his hand while the two outfielders pursued Garrett Atkins' drive to left-center that resulted in...
  • Coach K: Why all the hate for Duke?

    06/27/2007 6:09:15 AM PDT · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 36 replies · 1,522+ views
    Durham Herald Sun via ^ | 6/25/07 | Bryan Strickland
    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski recently completed a three-week family vacation to a secluded stretch of North Carolina coastline, only occasionally crossing paths with fellow beachgoers during his daily one-hour walks. Krzyzewski took the time to greet those who recognized him, but he didn’t take the chance of posing for a photograph. “I’d rather not take a picture with somebody on the beach, especially in today’s world,” Krzyzewski said. “It’s like, ‘Here’s Coach K ... with his new family. Where’s Mickie? There’s something wrong. He went to the beach and he has eight kids and this 23-year-old wife. How did that...