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.
Ahh, that takes me back to bad times, when I lived and worked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There is no more helpless feeling than when your wheels 'break loose' [lose traction] and you're suddenly 'boldly going' where no reasonable person would want to go. And it happened every winter.
My heart goes out to these people. Especially the one trapped under the front of the skidding car.