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.
Did anyone notice that Obama said nothing about national security -- the foremost responsibility of our Commander in Chief according to the U..S. Constitution? No, he is not charged with creating jobs, nor providing healthcare for all, nor taking command of the financial system or auto industry or even housing. He IS specifically given the task of national security; i.e. the War on Terror. Nothing. Nada. Nil.