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.
Alcohol is good, unless you are alcoholic. Guns are good, unless you are a murderer. Medicine is good, unless you OD on it. Vehicles are great, if you pay attention. Big Macs are good, unless you eat so many that it makes you tired, slow, and repulsive-looking.
I'm going to try and conquer my fear of alcohol this weekend. By the end of my efforts I hope to look just like Watson and vanden Heuval in their interview with Rep. Paul Ryan, which means I'm going to have to buy more beer.