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.
Grab your cutlass, drink some grog and work on your "Aaargh," as today the nation observes "Talk Like A Pirate Day," a great opportunity to indulge your buccaneer fantasies or simply annoy your friends and coworkers. The official site has information on the "history" of the holiday as well as a helpful pirate glossary to inform ignorant landlubbers.