Happy Birthday Dear Barbara.

November 02, 2007 by susan
birthday cake, candles flaming

Happy Birthday, Babs!! Hoping that David's tests today give you the present you deserve.
Meanwhile, tried to come up with reasons to be happy on your birthday.
Hmmm. Weather's been great. If this is how the world ends, not with a bang but clear blue skies, what's the problem?
Springsteen's in town for your day. His latest CD is Magic. An omen?
More, you betcha.

Karen Hughes, assigned to improving the way those in the mideast see us, resigned. Mission accomplished, as they say.
Sen. "Escort service" Vitter's bill to defund any orgs providing abortions did not pass, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar voted the right way. (Norm Coleman did not.)
Another repressed gay homophobe Repug was -- exposed. Nah, that's not even good news anymore, just sad.

Maybe it's best to look outside the government for glimpses of joy and signs of health.
Somehow, despite our chronic laments, life is still interesting, people do weird and unexpectedly delightful things, nature continues to dazzle, and small pleasures abound.
You are much beloved, by your friends, kids, grandkids, and this little clatch of writers at the C-Line. On this day of days, we wish you good news, and a bevy of things to celebrate. Dang girl, it's your time.


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MLS (not verified) | November 2, 2007 - 11:00am

Happy Birthday, Barbara with extra good thoughts being sent your way.


paul miller (not verified) | November 2, 2007 - 11:08am

and Cheney's Cheney's Cheney's Cheney resigned. that's
Libby - Addington- Coffin for those of you keeping score at home. Sort of like Pauli Gotto was Michael's Luca Brasi.

"Today is the last day on the job for Shannen Coffin, Vice President Cheney’s counsel. Coffin joined Cheney’s team in 2005 to replace David Addington. "

Happy Birthday!


susan | November 2, 2007 - 1:44pm

Wait, you mean the Coffin went out without Cheney? Dang.


paul miller (not verified) | November 3, 2007 - 7:51am

Everytime the dry drunk seems to be on the line for accountability (Mukasy nomination) some democrat/s buckle and save his sorry ass, EVERY BLEEPING TIME! This time Schumer ("tough decision") and Feinstein will carry bush's piss water. It's bad enough to have a team of pyschopaths calling the shots but these pathetic enablers are just as SICK. It is so revolting....

What in the world were we thinking when we thought that the elections of 2006 meant something?


Anonymous (not verified) | November 3, 2007 - 7:46pm

Did you ever think that maybe it is just you?

You have a bit of a history also, you know.


barbara aka babs (not verified) | November 4, 2007 - 3:35pm

Birthday came and went, as birthdays do. Cancer news not as good as we'd hoped, but not as bad as it could be. Next stop: Mayo Clinic. Sooner than later, I'm hoping.

Meanwhile, the world turns on its tippy axis. Pakistan is in chaos, proving that megalomaniacs can suspend constitutions at will. Anyone paying attention? Iraq is in chaos. Iran is headed for chaos. The U.S....well, you know.

Candidates are teeing off on each other. The vitriol's rising, it isn't surprising, they certainly can ... Trash. Talk.

Stephen Colbert received the Barbara Kiss of Death to his candidacy and so he's toast before he ever hit the toaster. No one else had has the sense to drop out and no one of substance has dropped in.

In short, nothing much has changed while I've been otherwise occupied.

Gonna have to go to the well for some hope for this world. Will hope and water both be in short supply?

One more thing. Dennis? You nailed it. The man is non compos mentis. Just sayin'.