Benny's World

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Big 5-0

Yep, it's my birthday. I'll post more later as I'm watching the Tour de France, but here's a pic taken of me a couple of days ago (with a colleague):

and here's a song that I love by Chicago, "Saturday in the Park".

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Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Health Care Advocate Elizabeth Edwards

For the 4th year in a row, and I anticipate annually, BW gives its best wishes to our favorite lady Elizabeth Edwards. Today Elizabeth is 6o, still amazingly strong in her views about health care reform, especially for the public option that is being considered (but may be a dismal one again).

Via a h/t from Indyvoter, here's a clip of EE on Dr. Nancy's show earlier this week about health care:

Happy birthday, EE. You look really well. Hope you are at the beach house, enjoying your family, and your mom. I wish I could call my mom tomorrow for my birthday, but guess I'll have to just speak to the sky.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Remarkable Afternoon

This afternoon, Mr. Benny and I went to get the new Iphone. We had lunch, then he was trying to drop me off. We paused on the street, and I had to get stuff out of the back seat. A bus was trying to turn, and we were in its way. Driver was obnoxious and couldn't wait, kept honking the horn. Without thinking, Mr. Benny moved the car forward a little with door still open, and the car ran over my left pinky toes. I was shaken so badly by the experience. I yelled some expletives at him, got the stuff out and off he went.

I was able to walk to my office, and had a student get ice to ice it down. As I was shaking so bad, I asked her put the casing and shield on the phone while I checked e-mail. About 45 min later, Mr. Benny took me to the clinic and after waiting for 1.5 hours, including x-ray time, it turns out that I had only a bruise. Dodged a bullet.

While I was waiting in the clinic, I accessed personal account e-mail and read some of my friends' messages. Through their links, I connected to the DK and read the diaries. Read the news today too.

Simply amazing.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Welcome, Senator-Elect Franken

From Youtube, loaded by FDL:

Senator-Elect, you have a lot of work to do. Please join senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders in following Paul Wellstone's progressive steps.

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Cartoons Sometimes Tell It All

I got this from Russell King at Street Prophets.

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