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.
Shall I tell you the worst shock of all? Joan is a fellow alumna of mine -- from Columbia. She wasn't in my class. She's older than I am. How about that? I wonder if she sleeps in a coffin to preserve her youth. I do know she eats little bitty amounts at the meals she does eat. Her daughter is always complaining about that. But i do suspect that she has a plastic surgeon on speed dial. Goodness me. Watching that video makes me feel like such a hick. I've never had plastic surgery in my life. With my luck I'd end up looking like Chelsea Clinton. I'll stick with what I know.