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.
I find myself vacillating between the "sane" answer and the paranoid one these days. I am generally in the mot subscribing to malice what can be explained by stupidity camp.
The Obama Administration, however, has stretched my belief in their stupidity and incompetence to the breaking point with the economy and the oil spill. Either these are the dumbest people in the world or there is a healthy dose of malice mixed in.
My paranoid factor has increased lately. Personally, when I'm feeling depressed, I conclude that Obama is not just inattentive and short-sighted, he follows the plans of those dictators who flatter him the most, and I think his long-rage plan is to nationalize the American fossil fuel industry, as his buddy Hugo Chavez advised him to.