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Doug Thompson, founder of Capital Hill Blue, in critical condition
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Posted on 11/11/2012 5:00:35 PM PST by AppyPappy

Doug Thompson, who many of us old-timers remember from the Clinton years, is in critical condition after hitting a cow while Doug was riding his motorcycle.

Doug was a player in the anti-Clinton campaign with his website Capital Hill Blue. CHB was frequently cited on FreeRepublic during those years. He has since become a big broken-glass Democrat and retired to Floyd County to pursue photography.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bull; chb; clinton; cow; dougthompson; ellesberg; isolatedincident; motorcycle; motorcycleaccident; niger; nigerflap; powell; rogueweasels; rogueweaselsclub; statedepartment; steer; tjwilkerson; tjwilkinson; vips; whitewater
I remember Doug during the 1994-1998 run up to the Clinton Impeachment with the various scandals that plagued Clinton. We used see references to his site every day on FR.
1 posted on 11/11/2012 5:00:42 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping. Too bad we don’t have a ping list for the Clinton survivors.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 5:01:48 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

Didn’t he pull a Charles Johnson and go from associating with conservatives to becoming an uber leftist. I remember people used to link CHB here sometimes and it had become decidedly liberal.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 5:07:03 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: AppyPappy

Eat more Chicken.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 5:07:03 PM PST by petitfour
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To: AppyPappy

Prayers up for Doug. He was a good guy in the old days.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 5:09:34 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Longbow1969
Yes, I was very active on that site until he kind of went off the deep end.

Regardless, prayers for him and a full recovery.

6 posted on 11/11/2012 5:09:49 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AppyPappy
Too bad we don’t have a ping list for the Clinton survivors.

That would be a very short list.

A better ping list would be the Clinton casualties

The list of dead and wounded is pretty lengthy.

7 posted on 11/11/2012 5:10:01 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: AppyPappy

Clinton Survivor checkin’ in.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 5:10:17 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: Longbow1969

Pretty much. Here’s an example of some early CHB work circa 1999. CHB set the bar for internet reporting.

http://albertpeia.com/oxfordassault.htm


9 posted on 11/11/2012 5:11:14 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

I well remember Doug and CHB.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 5:13:36 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Randy Larsen
Clinton Impeachment Survivor checking in.
11 posted on 11/11/2012 5:15:39 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: onyx

CHB laid the groundwork for sites like HuffPo. CHB kept Clinton on the ropes during those years. I think that intense years of opposing a President were habits that were too hard to break.
CHB was able to do what mainstream media could not do which was attack Clinton like the mainstream media attacked Reagan and Bush. for some reason, Thompson got traction and broke out of the pack and gained some respect.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 5:20:07 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Longbow1969

He got suckered by the TruthOut.org crowd into buying a story from a “T J Wilkerson”...who I think was probably Colin Powell’s aid Lawrence Wilkerson since “TJ” leaks concerned Powell. “T J Wilkerson” was connected to the Cuba-loving reporter Alexander Cockburn, who if I remember correctly was apparently a rogue player in our intel services at one time, known for leaking agents i.d. and getting them whacked.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 5:24:29 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: AppyPappy
Hope he recovers.

In the Bush years, Freepers called out Thompson on a story about Bush. I don't remember the details, but Thompson realized he'd been conned by his source of many years. He was man enough to admit it.

14 posted on 11/11/2012 5:28:00 PM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: AppyPappy
Hope he recovers.

In the Bush years, Freepers called out Thompson on a story about Bush. I don't remember the details, but Thompson realized he'd been conned by his source of many years. He was man enough to admit it.

15 posted on 11/11/2012 5:28:11 PM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

He started that site in 1994. Mosaic had just been released. Those were heady years when we wee knee-deep in Whitewater. Doug set the bar for what was later to come.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 5:40:08 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

Clinton Impeachment Survivor checking in.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 5:51:20 PM PST by hatter ( Cr*p. Just realized I'm still "it" from a game of Tag in 1969.)
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To: kristinn

I think that was the story about Bush supposedly referring to the Constitution as “just a goddamned piece of paper.” I don’t recall the details either, but also remember something about him getting lied to by a long-time (and previously reliable) source.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 5:59:54 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: AppyPappy

I don’t know Doug, but a year ago in October I rode my Harley off a mountain rode looking at the beautiful scenery on my left while drifting right.

Broke 4 vertebra, 8 ribs, a scapula, collapsed a lung and had a concussion. Lucky to be here and be able to walk.

God speed to him from one who knows the hard days ahead to recuperate. Not 100% yet but working to get there.


19 posted on 11/11/2012 6:00:53 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: AppyPappy

Still here.


20 posted on 11/11/2012 6:04:33 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: AppyPappy

Prayers for Doug. Bless him and his family.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 6:26:16 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: AppyPappy

He was tough as steel and very thorough. I hope he recovers from this freak accident. Hit a cow?


22 posted on 11/11/2012 6:36:38 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: AppyPappy

He was tough as steel and very thorough. I hope he recovers from this freak accident. Hit a cow?


23 posted on 11/11/2012 6:36:38 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: mware

+1


24 posted on 11/11/2012 6:45:36 PM PST by OKSooner ("I will bless those who bless thee, and I will curse those who curse thee.")
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To: elkfersupper

Are you taking about that Clinton period where so many freepers died of ‘quick cancer’? They’d be diagnosed with cancer and be dead in a month or two? I thought I was the only one who noticed...


25 posted on 11/11/2012 7:13:46 PM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: AppyPappy

Prayers up. I found his site immediately after getting an internet connection in 1996. Soon after I followed either a link or a reference from CapitolHillBlue to FR. So I have a lot to thank him for,


26 posted on 11/11/2012 7:32:43 PM PST by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: onyx

Floyd County is eat up with livestock. Floyd is a mixture of hippies and farmers, all of whom play a musical instrument. It should be on everyone’s bucket list.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 5:39:04 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative; AppyPappy
Link to Doug Thompson's 2003 mea culpa post to FR
28 posted on 11/12/2012 7:12:42 AM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

Condition upgraded to “good”

http://blogs.roanoke.com/dancasey/2012/12/sundays-column-doug-thompson-is-down-but-not-out/


29 posted on 12/02/2012 4:47:01 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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