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.
Dear BD: I wish you the joy of this day! I am writing to say I am for one am so very grateful for your ongoing service to the MF community. I know you have been frequently tempted to throw in the towel--please, remember that we are not allowed to do that--we are obliged to continue to serve in those ways in which we are the strongest and most effective. I accept the times when you re-post because I know it gives you rest.
In honor of the meaning of today and for your entertainment and for all of the MF folks who think about exactly where we are today, I suggest this read: