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.
Memo to Bruce: OT Re the Marieanne Valentine thread: Commenting here because the I don't want to take away from the Valentine thread. That was really a neat, thoughtful thing to do. On the one hand I hope you had her permission to publish her picture, OTOH I hope it was a surprise. Anyway, I just thought somebody should tell you.