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.
They want your money. They always do. They should have it, because they are so much smarter, wiser, more altruistic, and more deeply caring than I am, clinging here as I do in abject, helpless ignorance to my guns and Bible and my land and my (now paltry) life savings, and trusting in God, my own and my wife's resourcefulness, and trusting in the American spirit instead of in Pelosi, Rangel, Reid, Waxman, Obama, and all of the other buffoons and sleazes in DC.
It must be because I am stupid. Perhaps I am, because when I commented to the supermarket check-out girl yesterday about all of the cold and rain, she authoritatively informed me that it was due to climate change. At first, I thought she was kidding.
Gee whiz, guys ... My butcher told me authoritatively last week that there was no global warming. Maybe we could introduce them. She could get something out of it -- more knowledge, and he cuts a mean pork chop.