January 28, 2009 by barbara

barbara ponders

Political analysis? Here? Not so much lately.

My lizard brain (h/t Natalie Goldberg) seems unable to process all that’s swirling around us. I’m 45 rpm in a 78 rpm world. Or is that backwards? See what I mean?

I think George Carlin had it right. Snippets, followed by question marks. Sometimes it’s the most a body can manage.

Like, how about we buy Norm Coleman a nice house on Elba and be done with it?

Sara Palin?

Re Cheney’s bizarre fedora and snarl combo, do you suppose he wheeled up to a full-length mirror and said, “There! That’s it! The perfect look for this inauguration crap.”?

Where is Harriet Meiers? There's more, by golly.

Anyone up for duct-taping Rush Limbaugh’s big, fat, egocentric, bile-spewing mouth shut?

Ohio drum major disciplined for nodding at Obama during inaugural parade. WTF?

What do you suppose Madoff thinks about just before he drifts or drops off to sleep?

Is Kevin McHale actually a good coach?

Why was Michelle Obama’s beautiful winter white dress so long?

What was Caroline Kennedy thinking?

Since my finances are a mess, wouldja stimulate me, Feds?

Rod “The Hair” Blagojevich: what can I say?

When is the Super Bowl and why does anyone care?

Reckon there’s some tension between Dubya and Jeb?

Why can’t I find anything on online MSM about Al Gore’s speech today?

YoYo and Itzhak . . . how could you? Oh. Well, then, never mind.

Politically speaking, what will the New Nasty look like?

Are you hurling into the porcelain receptacle? Or just watching your assets do a swirly?


Enough. You were expecting something profound?

UPDATE: Anyone besides me craving a peanut butter sandwich?

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attilla (not verified) | January 28, 2009 - 10:34pm

Welcome back Barb - we missed ya!


barbara says (not verified) | January 31, 2009 - 11:55am

Hey, attilla, good to see you here. Gonna try to breathe life breathe life back into this site, but also gonna need all y'all to interact with us. It's been one helluva year, eh? The good, the bad, the ugly.


Anne Gibert (not verified) | January 29, 2009 - 12:03am

"The Hair" says all there is to say on that subject.
So glad you're back. Please don't go away again for so long.


barbara writes (not verified) | January 31, 2009 - 11:57am

Hey, Anne. As noted above, gonna try to re-enter blogland. It used to come easy. Maybe it will again. We shall see! Thanks for the encouragement.


Peggy (not verified) | January 31, 2009 - 9:55pm

So good to see you're back in the saddle....I love reading your words!


Dave Groebner (not verified) | February 2, 2009 - 4:27pm

After taping "say anything to get attention" Limbaugh's mouth shut, save some tape for poor loser Sean Hannity.


barbara says (not verified) | February 2, 2009 - 5:28pm

Hey, Dave! Welcome to the Clotheslineblog! What a nice surprise. And yes to duct tape. Lots of it. I wonder if it should be a stimulus line item.


Anon 1 (not verified) | February 3, 2009 - 6:36pm

For a typical "free thinker" you seem to be pretty handy with the tape, Davey.

Oh yes..I forget...free speech only if YOU agree.



barbara says (not verified) | February 2, 2009 - 5:11pm

Hey, Peggy. Thanks. It's good to be back.