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.
Image is Tom's Final Beating, from the 1853 Illustrated Edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin.Tom has been a hero of mine since I first read the book in junior high school. How "Uncle Tom" became a pejorative is beyond me. His infraction, if you recall, was to refuse to whip the other blacks to "keep them down."