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.
Bird Dog, my friend ... You've brightened the day for this old lady. I'll say thank you, after I stop fanning myself. Such a lovely boy. And he grew up to be a politician too. Hollywood should have such handsome leading men.
I was wondering why my out-of-town guests were gathered around my computer, which I left on your site very early this morn prior to this post. I think they just sent in some donations... Hey! Money is money.