Apologies, again, for the short, non-diaryness...
This is a brief follow-up to my diary last week about the call to send cards to little Noah Biorkman. They had a great Christmas celebration with Noah last weekend, and were overwhelmed with a huge outpouring of cards, gifts and good wishes for Noah.
video of Noah's Christmas!
Now, Noah's Mom has written an urgent update on Noah's CarePage to please stop sending cards at this point. Below the fold. Thanks.
(I don't know if this qualifies as a diary, but I know it will be of interest for some - will delete if requested.)
Last week, many of us became aware of the story of Noah Biorkman, a five-year-old with neuroblastoma, whose parents sent out a request for people to send cards to Noah for an early Christmas, as he was not expected to survive until December 25th.
Word went out, via Youtube, twitter, Facebook, email, newspaper stories, and word-of-mouth.
I wanted to share the story of Noah's Christmas with the many koggers who sent cards. Below the fold is Noah's Mom's latest post from Noah's Care Page. Thank you all for taking the time to care.
When I first heard of Sarah Palin, and saw a clip, my first reaction was, "that's Tina Fey!"
My second reaction was delirious gratitude, because it was then that I knew, for sure, that Obama would win - big.
Tina Fey picked up the sixth Emmy of her career Saturday night with her win as guest actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on" Saturday Night Live."
While looking at some things related to South Carolina, I came across this, which I haven't seen here:
Governor Sanford to Hold Media Availability
Columbia, S.C. - September 10, 2009 - Governor Mark Sanford will hold a media availability at 3:30pm today to shed light on recent political developments. It will be held in the governor's office in the S.C. Statehouse (1st Floor, West Wing).
As related by Christian Dem in NC in yesterday's diary,
It's now safe to say that Mark Sanford is on an island. Earlier today, 60 of the 73 Republicans in the state house called for the governor to resign.
Apparently based on a rumor on a blog, the online world has been abuzz with speculation over an impending divorce for the former First Couple of Alaska.
Can you say "slow news weekend?"
Here's the official denial from Palin spokesperson Meg Stapleton, who posted the statement on her Facebook page, which then, of course, invited the mainstream media to start snooping around.
"Yet again, some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story. There is no truth to the recent 'story' (and story is the correct term for this type of fiction) that the Palins are divorcing," Stapleton wrote.
"The Palins remain married, committed to each other and their family, and have not purchased land in Montana (last week it was reported to be Long Island)."
We didn't believe the Long Island report anyway.
You can't see Russia from there.
It seems that
A National Enquirer story exposing previous affairs on both sides led to a deterioration of their marriage and the stress from that led to Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska last week.
(I no longer dismiss everything the National Enquirer publishes out of hand, as I once did.)