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.
ROTFL. Must also be why people look at me and edge away; I have that same slanted view of everything. People like Yogi Berra, W.C. Fields, Mae West, Woodie Guthrie all looked at life differently. And that quote of Ms. West's is similar to the one I follow from Yogi: "When you come to a fork in the road.... take it!"