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.
George Balanchine, who ought to know, famously observed that a distinction between art and entertainment isn't worth making. The Bird Dog observes that the distinction between news and entertainment isn't worth making either. For example, The Dog gets his daily morning news from Iowahawk and Scrappleface. The Hawk gives new meaning to the words "arch" and "droll." Scrappleface, a very fine reporter, isn't always 100% accurate, but in time he usually will be.