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Friday, November 26, 2021

Our Founder

Doug Thompson realized the value of capturing history 46 years ago as a 10-year-old schoolboy in Farmville, Virginia, when the community, caught up in a fight over integration, closed the public schools and opened an all-white private school.

Thompson wrote about his experiences and submitted his story and photos to The Farmville Herald,the local newspaper. He developed other photo stories for the paper and a journalism career was born.

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Rudy: Open mouth, insert foot

Rudy, Rudy, Rudy: You just can’t stop opening your mouth and inserting your foot — all the way up to your butt.

Presidential wannabe Rudy Giuliani’s claim that he had spend as much time at Ground Zero in the after math of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as first responders left jaws dropping and tongues wagging.

Had, people wondered, the presumed GOP frontrunner lost it? Was he inhaling?

No, Giuliani was just doing what Giuliani does best — overstating the facts.

In other words: Lying.

Wasn’t the first time the former New York Mayor has been caught in a lie. Won’t be the last.

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Well doh!

Senate majority leader Harry Reid says those mean, nasty Republicans are just so busy blocking the Democratic agenda in the Senate that he and his party just can’t keep their campaign promises.

Memo to Senator Reid: That’s what an opposition party does. Back when the Republicans controlled the Senate, the Democrats did the same thing: tried to block judicial appoints, filibustered when it fit the agenda and played obstructionist.

What the tired old expression about a pot calling the kettle black? Applies to tired old politicians as well.

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The Avis of political candidates?

In most political contests, the object is to win.

In the Iowa straw poll they are fighting to see who finished second.

Reminds us of the old Avis rent-a-car commercials: “We’re number two…we try harder.”

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Hurricane Flossie now a Category 3 storm

Hold on a minute. We have a hurricane named Flossie?

Yep. Hurricane Flossie was declared a Category 3 storm this morning.

Where we come from, Flossie is what you name a cow. What’s next? Hurricane Fluffy? Hurricane Spot?

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Uh oh! Here comes the ‘D’ word

For the length of the Iraq war, President George W. Bush has claimed reinstating the military draft was “not an option” and that a draft “will not be considered.”

List most claims by this most duplicitous of Presidents, things have changed.

With no end of the war in sight and Bush’s promise this week to stay as long as it takes to establish a stable democratic government in Iraq (which would be never), the military is running out of a few good men…and women.

So now Bush’s military adviser says a draft is worth considering.

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Another person’s words

It’s no secret in Washington that a politician’s words are seldom his own. Everybody has a speechwriter or a press secretary or someone who writes speeches, floor statements and press quotes.

But the guy who wrote some of President George W. Bush’s most famous speeches now stands accused of using someone else’s words as his when he wrote words for Bush.

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