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February 8, 2012
By John Sheda , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Well, Super Bowl XLVI is over. The Giants triumphed lover the Patriots. Eli Manning and Company bested Tom Brady and the Brady Bunch. Tom could have used my good friend, Tracy, who if memory serves me correctly was quite a Trojan football star back in era. Right, Tracy? Has 1969 been that long ago? As Verle, he doesn't believe we're all that old.

Did everyone attend a Super Bowl Party? Something for everyone, I've been told. For football fanatics, there was of course the game. And a pretty darn good one at that. For those not really interested in the game, there were the commercials. Are Americans weird or what that we get all caught up in the world of commercials. Personally I didn't think they were too hot although I did enjoy and even smiled a bit at the Coca-Cola Polar Bear ones. And the M&M's ones were ok too. And even....Ok, ok.....guess they were good. What did you think of the half-time show? All the glitz and glamour of Madonna? Were you impressed? Nah, me either. And the singer with her.........never even heard of him.

Now for those not interested in the game or the was the food, wasn't it? The little party we went to, wow! They brought out a cheesecake, which had 45 carbs, (ya, 45) and 500 calories in one slice. Now I started watching my carbs a few weeks ago and to lose weight, you have to eat less than 20 carbs per day. Well, that one piece of the hot wings, puppy chow, pickle wraps, chips and nacho cheese, sandwiches, bars and other assorted snacks...............let's just say that with my carbohydrate intake last Sunday night, I can't eat again until Easter Sunday!!!!!

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Politics. I have excellent news for all of you and for the United States of America. We will be just fine. Don't like President Obama? Not to worry!Not exactly excited about who the Republicans are offering? Again, not to worry. Just when you think that we are in a hopeless situation and you're muttering to yourself about who you're gonna vote for, 'cuz none of them look too good, a ray of light bursts forth. Things begin to look up. Hope springs eternal or something like that. We can once again sleep in peace and assurance because salvation has stepped up to the plate.

What? You think I'm crazy? The person who several years ago brought dignity and tranquility and pride through her singing of the National Anthem at a baseball game has tossed her hat into the ring. Roseanne Barr last week said she's running for the Green Party's nomination. Seriously. She submitted her paperwork to the Green Party for her candidacy and hopes for selection at their convention in Baltimore this coming July. "I will barnstorm American living rooms and the mainstream media will unable to ignore me," she said recently. Think about that tonight as you go to sleep. Roseanne Barr barnstorming your living room!!!! Yikes!

But to be honest with you, I'm not all that surprised considering that we get so excited over a dumb old ground hog seeing or not seeing his or maybe her shadow and predicting six more weeks of winter or not. Every major morning news station goes nuts over this. And we fall for it! I understand Santa, Tooth Fairy and all the rest but they're geared for the kids for the most part, but "Ground Hog's Day." Really? I watched a news show that day and the news anchor mentioned the economy, the unemployment, the situation in Iran and then she said, "Now let's see what that old ground hog has to say about winter?" She uttered his name which I have no idea how to spell and I'm not gonna take the time to find out. But to be safe, I'm not putting the shovel away because officially he saw his it's six more weeks of winter. Or was it, he didn't see his shadow and six more weeks of winter? Drat, gonna have to check my Farmer's Almanac to make sure!!!!

And finally, back to politics. I am so glad Mr. Donald Trump has told us who he's gonna endorse. Finally my first decent night's sleep in a long time. Now that I know who he's going for, I will go for the other guy.

That's The way I see things.

Let me know how you see things at or call me at 319-334-4117.



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