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.
My profession is billboards... but even us dumbs hit billboard painters know that you can't crap out of your pecker. Or to put it more philosophically, you can't polish a turd. KISS, keep it simple stupid, seems to be a situation to hire a government overseer. S.A.D.
So, this is not the correct place for this comment, but I want to be sure that all MF readers who saw the snow piece about avalanches to be sure to read this one. See if you can guess what went wrong here: