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Doug Thompson published his first story and photo at age 11 -- a newspaper article about racism and the Klan in Prince Edward County, VA, in 1958. From that point on, he decided to become a newspaperman and did just that -- reporting news and taking photos full-time at his hometown paper, becoming the youngest full-time reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia in 1965 and spent most of the past 55+ years covering news around the country and the globe. He spent a short sabbatical as a political operative in Washington in the 1980s but returned to the news profession in 1992. Today, he is a contract reporter/photojournalist for BHMedia and owns Capitol Hill Blue and other news sites.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 22, 2019 Who in hell named Trump "anointed one"?
Donald John Trump, the liar who would be king, now says the evangelicals who have backed him and ignored his immoral hedonistic behavior, says they broke "the deal" he had with them when a prominent magazine of the religious right called for removal of the president from office.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Donald Trump is killing America
Under the control of a debased, corrupt Donald Trump, the con man who claimed he would "make America great again," the once land of the free and home of the brave has become the toxic swamp of a madman, wannabe dictator who plunders and loots at will.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 1, 2019 Trump's "war" with Fox News: Made for TV news hype?
America's bombastic, and usually lying, president complains over and over that Fox News no longer works for him. "Fox isn't working for us anymore," Donald Trump says in one of his usual tsunami of Twitter "tweets." "We have to start looking for a new News outlet," he adds. "The new Fox News is letting millions of great people down."
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 7, 2019 Time to end Trump's terror campaign to destroy America
Trump went to Britain and Europe this week not to remember the Americans and allies that fought and died on D-Day but to enrich his businesses, use taxpayer money to give his children a lavish vacation and tout accomplishments that don't exist and a presidency laid low by lies and dishonor.
(9 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 7, 2019 Donald Trump is a murderer
Trump's actions result in unnecessary and needless deaths throughout America. Thousands of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico died because Trump intentionally delayed needed rescue efforts during disasters. Thousands have been slaughtered by the heinous white supremacists Trump emboldened by his unwillingness to condemn their actions and called them, as Krugman noted, "very fine people."
SHARE Sunday, July 8, 2018 Donald Trump: Racist, bigot, hater and crook
"When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas," claims an old saying. Those who endorse and support Trump should be scratching until their skin bleeds. Donald Trump is a racist, a bigot, a hater and a corrupt man who is looting America to serve his personal greed and massive ego.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 26, 2016 So much for the Christmas spirit...
Vandals spray painted "Trump nation. Whites only" on an Episcopal church in Maryland. In central Indiana, an anti-gay slur and "HEIL TRUMP" were spray painted on an Episcopal Church. The increase in such incidents shows too much anger, intolerance, hate, bigotry and racism still exists in America.
It certainly does in Donald Trump's America.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 5, 2016 The fall of Trump's house of cards?
Some people who have real money have been whispering for months that Trump is nowhere as rich as he claims and is debt up to his ass, paying overdue bills with money raised in fraudulent schemes like "Trump University" and by turning a run for President into an endless "infomercial" to hawk his "brand" by even using campaign press conferences to promote his wine, his steaks, water and even playing cards.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 10, 2016 Trump: Poster boy for white trash
Republican presidential wannabe and class clown Donald Trump is a pompous, vulgar, obscenity-spouting liar who grunts and waves his arms like a phony "professional" wrestler, inflames domestic tensions and scares the hell out of just about anyone with common sense or an IQ above that of an average plant.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, April 4, 2014 America's fruitless search for a real leader
As President, Obama is not a leader and has lost much of his celebrity luster. He promised "the most transparent administration" in recent years but has delivered just the opposite, concealing actions, fighting freedom of information requests and misusing the "national security" excuse to hide many documents and issues.
(11 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 3, 2013 Can, or should, America be saved?
While I agree that America as a nation is in trouble and most likely headed for even more problems, I cannot subscribe to the theory that the end is near. We've been down before. We've faced crisis and even the threat of oblivion before but this nation is a collection of stubborn types who refuse to give up and who, somehow, find a way to survive.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 25, 2013 Yes, I worked for Republicans but, thankfully, I never became one
I cannot, and will not, ever consider my time as a GOP political operative a career highlight or something for which to be proud. What I learned about the political process in more than a dozen years serves me well as a journalist. It taught me that political corruption is not limited to a single political party and that no party or political organization puts America ahead of its own interests or selfish agendas.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 19, 2013 Lots of people lost but did anyone win in the government shutdown?
Did the tea party learn its lesson in the debacle that technically ended last night with votes in the Senate and House? Based on public statements by the hard-core TP types who genuflect to falsely-claimed values, the answer is "no way" and the group has shown little ability to learn from its many past mistakes. But when all is said and done, the biggest loser was America itself and those who call this nation home.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 10, 2013 John Boehner: When drunks lead Congress, disaster is the only option
Most of those who hold public office are drunk with the intoxication of power. Republicans, we are learning more and more, are led by a Speaker of the House who is not only drunk from power but also, based on his actions and the smell that accompanies him, is blasted from the effects of too much booze.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 4, 2013 Congressional leaders: They hate each other and it shows
While leaders on both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate attempt, and often fail, to be courteous to each other in public, the acrimony they feel towards their counterparts is becoming more and more obvious and concerns staff members. Boehner and McConnell have nothing to do with their Democratic counterparts and Reid and Pelosi are content to avid social contact with Republicans.