We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Unfortunately, the current mess is an obstacle between me and my ultimate toy.
Here is hoping that better times return soon. (All we need is Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd, Schumer, Murtha and few more Democrats to bump their heads together, fall into a coma and hope that a few common sense types can step into the fray.)