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 got a call from Merc's doctor last night and he's "weak, but doing fine." There was also something about "molesting the nurses" and "jailable offense," but the connection was bad so I didn't catch everything. They're thinking of releasing his ass on Friday. I'll report back here if I hear further news.