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 think you hit a triple with these three posts Bird Dog. Some fine material from which some ambitious right leaning politician can mold an optimistic, forward looking platform. Get jiggy with it Rubio, I know you read this stuff.
Mike - Many, if not most Ethiopians I met back in the '60s (admittedly on only a few RONs in Asmara and Addis) rushed to stress that they were not African Negroes. Being considered negro seemed to be a sore point with them. (Asmara was an Ethiopian province back then.)