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.
In a few short years, when the Chinese real estate bubble finally bursts, China is not going to be willing or even able to roll over the US Treasuries they keep buying from us. At that point, Obama's Ponzi scheme will collapse and there'll be no one to prop up his campaign to transform the US into a socialist country. It's hard to imagine what effects the economic shock will then have on this nation, but it won't be a pretty sight.