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.
Even freedom of food is easy to lose and difficult to regain.
Lots of folks around the world like to eat McD's when they are hungry. I do not care for it much (I like Subway for on-the-road fast food if there is no local seafood or redneck joint in view), but what does what I like have to do with anything - except me?
I do not give a darn what other people eat. Food has become a fetish for some people. (For the French and the Italians, I will make excuses, however.)
I remember way back in HS, everybody griping about the taste of McD's food..... and yet everyone ate there. Re Subway: They do have good sandwiches. My gripe is that you can only get a crummy little bag of chips to go with it. Fries are one of the four basic food groups. It is unforgivable that they don't offer them. ;-) As for seafood, I like the story of an old rancher from Western Nebraska. This was back in the day when calves were railed into Omaha to be sold. He had brought a trainload of calves in and checked into a fancy hotel while he waited for them to sell. He went down to the dining room, looked at the menu and ordered the catfish. Later, the waiter came by to ask how things were. 'Just great.' He replied. 'Ya know? Ya just got to come east to get good seafood!'