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Happy Birthday Gary!

Once you're over the hill, you start to pick up speed!

Once you're over the hill, you start to pick up speed!

The Confluence wishes Gary (garychapelhill) a very happy birthday!
This is his birthday card, so please everyone sign it. 
(this is not a discussion thread – take discussion elsewhere)

107 Responses

  1. Happy Birthday!!! May you and Mawn and the Pumamobile rock on into eternity with much happiness and supreme, overwhelming JOY!!!!

  2. Feliz Cumpleanos Gary!

  3. First? Happy b’day old man! Hope it’s a good one!!

  4. {{{ in a screechy but sincere sounding voice }}}}

    Happy birthday to youuuuuuu Happy birthday to youuuuuuu… happy birthday dear gaaaarrrrreeeeeeee…. Happy birthday toooooooo youuuu!

  5. Happy Birthday, Gary! And many happy returns!

  6. Happy Birthday Gary, and many more to come

  7. Happy Birthday Gary! Turn your day into a birthday weekend and don’t stop partying until Monday morning. 😀

  8. ♫♬♪ ♫♬ ♬

    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday DEAR GARY,
    Happy Birthday to you!!
    (And many more….)



  9. Happy Birthday Gary…Oh to be young and in love again…oh on birthday cake-A moment on the lips a lifetime on the spincycle!

  10. Happy Decanting Day, Gary! May Our Ford bless you!

  11. Happy Birthday, Gary!! I love your cake.

  12. Happy Birthday Gary!!! ♥

    I haven’t posted for a while but just stopped by to wish you all the best on your special day!

  13. happy b-day Gary, so great to have you and mawm back here!!!!!

    Hope you had a great day!!! 🙂

  14. Estas son las mananitas
    Que cantaba el rey David
    A su muchacho bonito
    Y ya cantamos aqui.
    Despierta, mi bien, despierta
    Mira, se amanecio
    Y los pajarillos canta
    Ya la luna se oculto.

    Felizes cumpleanos cada ano!

    (Sorry, I have no idea how to make the accent marks or the tilde over the n.)

  15. Happy Birthday Gary! Glad you are back at TC.

  16. Happy Birthday! (I put the fire extinguisher behind the piano…we might need it.)

  17. Happy returns……….Don’t forget to blow out the candles before eating the cake!

  18. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great time.

    – Jen

  19. Happy birthday to you Gary!

  20. Happy Birthday, Gary!

    May all your wishes come true.

  21. Famous people with February 27th birthday include: John Steinbeck, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hugo Black, Ariel Sharon, Ralph Nader and Gary. You are in a class by yourself. Happy Birthday and best wishes.

  22. Happy Birthday Gary. I’ve become a big fan.

  23. Happy Birthday Now go thank your mother

  24. Best wishes and a most happy, healthy birthday greeting to a wonderful PUMA.

  25. Happy Birthday and many more. Enjoy your special day.

  26. Happy Birthday, Gary!

    I first landed on the Confluence during your live blogging during the 5/31 RBC meeting.

    I was instantly captivated by your descriptions and by the smart, insightful comments that followed your posts.

    I hope you’re having a good celebration today 🙂

  27. Happy Birthday! (lifting my glass of champagne with a big smile!) And many many more.


  29. Happy Birthday Gary! Rock on.

  30. It’s Gary’s birthday, the best news I’ve heard all day.
    Happy Birthday, Gary, from the quiet one.

  31. Bon anniversaire, Gary! You rock the house, you crazy Pisces, you!

  32. happy b-day big guy!!!!! hope its been rockin’

  33. Happy Birthday, GCH! Have a wonderful evening out with your ever-lovin’ Mawm!


  34. Go, Gary! It’s your ‘birfday!’

  35. Have a FAB birthday, Gary!!!
    All the best to a great contributor to this space!

  36. Wow, Gary, you really let yourself go since last summer! Almost didn’t recognize you! 😉 Happy Birthday!

  37. All the best to you Gary on your birthday. May it be a year of only good things for you and yours!

  38. All the very, very best–have a happy one!!!

  39. WOOHOO I will play some birthday songs especially for YOU tomorrow ON GODDESS RADIO


  40. I hope you have a fabulous birthday, and the happiest year ever!

  41. I’d sing “Happy Birthday” but it’s copyrighted and these days who can afford that. So just happy birthday!

  42. Tanti auguri a te
    tanti auguri a te
    tanti auguri a Garyyyyy
    tanti auguri a te!!!!!!

    …well it’s “happy birthday to you” in Italian, my mother tongue. Hope you’ll accept it…and may all your wishes come true

  43. Happy Birthday, Gary!

  44. happy birthday gary
    one of the best contributors to the internet!
    wouldn’t have survived this past year without all of you!

  45. It’s yer birthday, go Gary, it’s yer birthday! Woo hoo, have a fab time, ducky — I’m so glad to know you!

  46. Happy Birthday, Gary, here’s hoping you have many more!

  47. Joyeux anniversaire, M. Gary ! (and many more)

  48. All the best!!!! Happy Birthday!

  49. A very happy Birthday, Gary! You’ve been such an inspiration. Wishing you only the best! 🙂

  50. Happy Birthday Gary!! I got you a Chippendale… hee hee

  51. Went to Ikea and got lost in Elizsbeth nj looking for a gas station.
    Hope I didn’t miss the party

    Hippo Birdies Two Ewes, Gary!

  52. Happy Birthday Gary! Thanks for being a PUMA, and especial thanks (to Mawm also) for the PUMAmobile.

    Hppy Birthday to you:)

    Love always, Joanie

  54. Happy Birthday, Gary! So glad you’re posting at The Confluence again.

  55. Delurking, because it’s Gary’s Birthday, yay!
    Joyeux anniversaire et tous meilleur dans le monde
    And, just for you (and you too Mawm), my most favorite artiste in the world (with the exception of Dusty Springfield, Charles Aznavour, Edith Piaf, Francoise Hardy…..darn, there are too many) But Barbara Cook really is terrific, and the words of the song partly express why I lurk at your blog, and here, of course.

  56. Happy Birthday, Gary! Thank Heavens, you don’t look as old as the fellow in the photo (even if last year’s election cycle may have aged you). Hope you and Mawm have a fine celebration. I celebrate you both as true gentlemen.

    Will always recall those first videos of you guys from Unity, NH rally last June. That was real citizen journalism. Also, we wonder if you guys were the ones (as has been suggested here) who handed me “The Confluence” Website handbill with Riverdaughter’s address, and first told us about PUMAs, as we waited outside the Marriott during the DNC RBC Meeting in D.C. on May 31st. Let me know if that was possible. – Many Blessings, Peace, Health and Prosperity to You, too. (We had missed you)

  57. Happy Birthday, gary! You are the best!!

  58. Happy Birthday to You.
    Do what ever you want to do.
    If it is illegal make sure you have fun, do not get caught.
    If you do get caught get a PUMA lawyer.



  59. liberty belle—that was mawm. he was outside raising hell while I was inside documenting the atrocities. I remember printing those handouts up.

    Thank you all so much for your kind wishes. It really is humbling to know that there are so many wonderful people out there who have such a positive impact on my life. And every one here does just that. This is an oasis of sanity in a world on the brink. Thanks for everything!

  60. We’re happy to have you here

  61. After so much Mardi Gras, my body is completely partied out – so if someone can honor Gary by doing a dance or jumping for joy in my place, I’d greatly appreciate it!

    But nothing can shut this mouth up – so…

    Happy Birthday, Gary! I hope you get something bigger than a breadbox!

  62. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Here’s wishing you a happy, memorable day (and night.) Enjoy, your special day, fellow Pisces, and may you have many, many more.

  63. Many happy returns of the day, Gary.

  64. Cumpleanos Feliz (sin el acento and imagining the song). Happy Birthday — in my best Tex-Mex. And may all your hard work over the past months reap happy results muy pronto.

  65. Happy Birthday Gary! I’m glad you are back. It wasn’t the same without you.

  66. Many Happy Returns, Gary. Glad you are back at the Confluence, I missed you.

  67. Happy, Happy Birthday, Gary! And welcome back! I sure missed you and Mawn.

  68. Para el Don Quixote de las Carolinas….


    Al que considero como un hermano, pero ya sabes, carajo, tienes una hermana Dominicana en mi…

    ¡¡¡TE QUIERO!!!!!

  69. I am sorry i forgot.



  70. Hey G — Happy birthday brother from you lesbian sister over on the West Coast — SimoFish. I had dinner with PUMA SF tonight — we wish we were there to “spank” you !!!

  71. Many happy returns of the day, Gary!

  72. I’m an irregular commenter, but damnit I want to be counted for Gary!

    Happy Happy Birthday Righteous Gary!

  73. Gary is at the top of a VERY short list of men I consider to be actual, true, inspiring, thought-provoking feminist men.

    and when I say short I mean I cant think of anyone else who’s on the list right now. Other than Mawm, but I think Gary taught Mawm a lot. . .


    A very Happy Birthday to you!

  75. Bonne anniversaire a toi, ma cherie!

    La la la LAAAAAAA! (Breaks glass with high C)

  76. Happy Birthday, Gary!

    Glad you are here to celebrate it with The Confluence.

  77. cumpleaños feliz, Gary

  78. Happy B-day, Gary. Have a celebration in the Puma mobile! It’s been a tough year, what with the blog wars and all. Glad to be able to read your posts again. Welcome back!

  79. Better late than never — hope you celebrated in style!

  80. Buon Compleanno Gary!!!

    (Pensa a quanto sei stato fortunato ad essere nato il 27 e non il 29 di febbraio!!!)

  81. Happy Birthday Gary!

  82. Happy Birthday!! Hope it was wonderful. I really enjoy your posts and passion, many more!!

  83. Hey, Gary – happy birthday – hope you wear your birthday suit to celebrate! 😆

  84. Happy Birthday, Gary! And thank you for all your hard work for the Puma movement. Hope you had a great day.

  85. Happy Birthday Gary!!! Enjoy!

  86. Happy Birthday to you Gary!
    Glad to have you back at the Confluence.

  87. Felicitations, Gary. Hope you and Mawm enjoyed your dinner out.

  88. Happy belated birthday Gary. Best wishes for a great year.

  89. Enjoy your birthday weekend, Gary!

  90. Happy Bithday to a fabster!

    (and great writer o’ the pumatribe!)


  91. typo! BIRTHDAY!


  92. Happiest of birthdays (sorry for the belated wish), Gary – and many returns!! You not secret admirer, Heidi Li

  93. Happy Birthday Gary! I’m so glad you returned. Your posts are always beautifully written.

  94. Happy Birthday Gary!! Love ya!

  95. Gary,

    A very happy birthday to you! We met at the NH Unity event last June and I was holding Mawm’s ‘under the bus’ sign.

    Keep the faith!

  96. Happy Birthday, Gary!

  97. Happy belated Birthday. A day late and a dollar short….

  98. Happy Birthday Gary! I can’t tell you how much you and Mawm have inspired me throughout the last year. Thank you!

  99. Happy Birthday Gary…

    a few days late, but hope you enjoy your new number.

    and, Thanks for all you do!

  100. Late but sincere birthday wishes:

    Hope you had a great birthday. May some of your dreams come true this year.

  101. I just wanted to stop back one more time this weekend to say thank you to everyone else who has dropped by.

    I forgot to mention on Friday that I also share my birthday with someone else who I admire and want to send best wishes to, Chelsea Clinton. She is exactly 10 years younger than I am, and I hope that by the time she’s my age we’ll have another Clinton running for office. Happy Birhtday Chelsea!

  102. gary, you do keep good company. I have enjoyed your return and wish you the best!

  103. Happy Birthday, Gary — and many mooooooore!!!!!

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