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.
Also yesterday Venezuela's Hugo Chavez achieved a new level of moronic diplomacy by severing ties with President Fox of Mexico. Both ambassadors have been sent home until someone apologizes. What a pity Latin Americans are ruled by such buffoons:
"So, yesterday President Chavez proceeded to insult Mexican President Vicente Fox, escalating the friction between the two countries to unparalleled levels and inducing both countries to recall their respective Ambassadors and de facto breaking relations between the two countries. Curiously Venezuela breaks relations with the Latin American country that has maintained relations with Cuba for the longest time since Fidel Castro assumed power forty seven years ago. "