Monthly Archives: February 2010

I can wiggle my ears; presto, I’ve been tossed backwards in evolution circles

How would you like to pick up the daily paper to learn you have become an evolutionary throwback?  I mean, even more primitive than a cave man.

Ears told him: Friend or foe

My Wall Street Journal tossed this shocker at me, all because of a harmless little physical quirk I use to amuse and confound people at parties.

I can wiggle my ears. Not just a tiny wiggle, mind you. When I wiggle,  my glasses climb up and down my nose. The sight convinces some partygoers they’ve had one drink too many.

The Journal article – about the body’s evolutionary changes – dubbed me a throwback to the days when our semi-human ancestors needed ears which could swivel to catch slight sounds of tasty prey or dangerous predators. Only 20 percent of today’s population retains this physical oddity. Continue reading

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Politicians ruining your day? Strike back by joining National Tea Party

Original Tea Party as Bostonians strike at British taxes

The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.  –G.K. Chesterton

Whether Democrats or Republicans hold power in Washington, the national debt continues to rise.

With Democrats in the saddle in Congress and the White House, spending and debt soar spectacularly. It slows a bit when the GOP takes over, but it never stops. Where once we gauged it in millions, it soon became billions, and now trillions of dollars to come up with a budget for the federal government. As voters and taxpayers our only choice it seems is whether we want to sink into bankruptcy now or later.

Is it time for another Boston Tea Party? There is just such a group – called the Tea Party and spontaneously organized and run – in existence today, founded to halt our government’s slide toward ruin. It is being studiously ignored by the mainstream media while being passionately courted by politicos of both major political parties. Its symbol is the Boston Tea Party of Revolutionary War fame, wherein American patriots staged their first big protest against British taxation.

The Tea Party’s platform is simple and is not beholden to either of the two major political parties: in essence it attacks excessive government spending and taxation. Its mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize its fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with its three core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets. Continue reading

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