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.
Some folks have got to be worried right now. Pline. And Jeff nails it:
"With few exceptions, I don’t think many of them actually believe this story. But what such allegations provide for, however hypothetical and farfetched they turn out to be (and NSA oversight is some of the tightest in the country), is an ethos of romanticism, intrigue, and—for those hoping to experience or recapture that heady counterculture ethos—heroism, in precisely the mode of the antiheroes who peopled the political dramas of the early 70s, from 3 Days of the Condor and Parallax View to All the President’s Men and The Candidate."