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.
Last time I talked to Doc off line, he was selling his boat and trying to find some kind of full time employment rather than the self-employment he was doing. I wished him well, offered to help if I could and haven't heard word one since.
Don't know about Buddy - he's well and truly missed. I liked messing around with him - great sense of humor.
The last I saw of the Z-Team , Dr. M. got the Z-Team all twisted into knots on AGW, pointing out contradictory statements from the Z-Team and such.
I surmise that the Z-Team retreated from the field to avoid any further embarrassments. Or maybe the Z-Team's superiors decided that the team would do more for the cause at a higher volume wingnut blog.