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.
I skipped Tax Cheat Timmy Geithner's testimony (I don't have the strength of character to withstand two of these people on the same day) and watched the entire SOTU address, with help from live blogging at, er, another site. Worst moment: POTUS attacking SCOTUS; best moment: Justice Alito's 'not true'.