Benny's World

Saturday, December 02, 2006

JRE Creates Buzz in Big D

John Edwards was in Dallas yesterday where he spoke to the Dallas Bar Association, then on to Addison for a book signing at Borders. Fangurl Machka reported there were 500 folks waiting to get in and get a glimpse of JRE.

(photo credit: from Capitol Annex blog)

See that guy with the green tie? That's John D, Bill Clinton's younger look alike, and assistant to Edwards.

Tags: John Edwards, Home: The Blueprints of our Lives, Dallas, Southern Hope, benny's World

Friday, December 01, 2006

Mellencamp's "Our Country"

Music and Lyrics by John Mellencamp

Well I can stand beside
Ideals I think are right
And I can stand beside
The idea to stand and fight

And I do believe
There's a dream for everyone
This is our country

There's room enough here
For science to live
And there's room enough here
For religion to forgive
And try to understand
All the people of this land
This is our country

From the east coast
To the west coast
Down the Dixie Highway
Back home
This is our country

That poverty could be
Just another ugly thing
And bigotry would be
Seen only as obscene
And the ones that run this land
Help the poor and common man
This is our country

The dream is still alive
Some day it will come true
And this country it belongs
To folks like me and you
So let the voice of freedom
Sing out through this land
This is our country

Did Mellencamp write this with JRE in mind? You decide. Meantime, go here to listen.

I can't wait to get the CD next month!

Hat-tip to Thunderhawk, an OAC supporter from Iowa.

Tags: John Mellencamp, Our Country, John Edwards, JRE, benny's world

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Update on Elizabeth Edwards Live Blogging

I have a tip, but only a tip, that Elizbeth Edwards may be bloggin' live on one of NC blogs very soon. Check back.

Update: she is live blogging at Blue NC:

She graciously answered my question about her mom, who really was a special librarian!

Tags: Elizabeth Edwards, John Edwards, One America Committee,, benny's world