Visions of Santa Barbara

Thursday, January 17, 2013
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St. Barbara has contracted cancer in her right shoulder. In a rare appearance to a devotee at the northern window (one of three she opened without permission), she elaborated:

My quill pen is like lead. General Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg was a reincarnation of my father, who killed me in a fit of rage on return from one of his “heroic” military campaigns. I cried when the Lord’s lightning bolt hit him. It was really weird to find myself at once dead and sobbing. I didn’t think saints could get ill because our bodies only exist in art. But I know there’s a hard thing in here that feels like a big piece of metal. On December 21 I held a vigil with the Almighty and the answer came back, ‘Vandenberg Syndrome, WMD for short, is secret: No one is allowed to speak of it. Even more paranoia than the general had when he was interviewed for head of Central Intelligence is foreseen for 2013, so we have to wait and see about your lesion.’


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Accounts of her death differ from what is written here, it was not a fit of rage, she was killed because she was a Christian. (

If the author wants to write such a convoluted piece he should at least tell the story correctly.

Perhaps the idea of Christians being victims of bigotry is too much for some people to handle. My ancestors would tell you differently.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
January 18, 2013 at 8:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Gavin . . . try to find you and Josephine before we die :-))) drop me a note at I'd like to see you guys again

StantheMan (anonymous profile)
March 11, 2013 at 6:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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