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Archive for February 7th, 2016

A Sunday night view of the world

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February 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Happy # 53: “Hey Paula” was # 1 this week in 1963

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HEY PAULA BY PAUL & PAULA WILL TURN 53 THIS YEAR….

It is one of the greatest “teen love” pop songs ever recorded. 

They were Ray Hilderbrand and Jill Jacksonand met in college in Brownwood, TX.  Eventually, they recorded the song and it was #1 in the US for the entire month of February 1963……a real pop classic! 

They broke up a few years later and went on their separate ways.  However, they do get together once in a while to sing “Hey Paula”.

“Hey hey Paula, I wanna marry you.
Hey hey Paula, no one else could ever do.
I’ve waited so long for school to be through,
Paula, I can wait no more for you, my love, my love.
Hey Paul, I’ve been waiting for you.
Hey hey Paul, I wanto to marry you too.
If you love me true, if you love me still,
our love will always be real, my love, my love.
True love means planning our life for two,
being together the whole day through.
True love means waiting and hoping that soon
wishes we made, will come true, my love, my love.
hey hey paula i’ve been waiting for you
hey hey paul i want to marry you too
True love means planning our life for two,
being together the whole day through.
True love means waiting and hoping that soon
wishes we made, will come true, my love, my love.”

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February 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

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Who likes the sound of ‘Governor Peyton Manning’?

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(My new American Thinker post)

Peyton Manning will play in Super Bowl 50.  I hope that he wins.  The Panthers are great, but I hope that the gods of football intervene and make Denver a champion.  It’s all about Manning for me today.

A few years ago, I remember reading a Bart Starr biography.  It took me back to the late 1960s, when this kid from Cuba fell in love with football watching #15 Starr hand off to Taylor or pass to McGee.  I loved Starr and remember reading that many wanted him to run for governor in Wisconsin and then in his native Alabama.  He didn’t, and that’s a shame.

Down here in Texas, Roger Staubach and Nolan Ryan were encouraged to run for governor.  I was convinced that Ryan would!

Why not Peyton Manning?

Peyton’s life is evidence of a great role model for all.

In the NFL, Manning turned the Colts from a joke to one of the best teams in the league.  On the field, his quiet leadership got the job done.  He earned the respect of the fans, players, and coaches.

Off the field, he was a charm.  After all, who else could advertise pizza and insurance?

Manning will take the field today in another Super Bowl.  I am hoping for a Denver victory so that Manning can hold a trophy after his last game.

And maybe he can celebrate an election night victory a few years later.  The country could use a nice guy like Manning, who can get the job done and bring people together.

Sorry, Panthers fans.  I want you to lose not because you humiliated the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.  This is really about my affection for Manning and not that game.

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February 7, 2016 at 6:00 am