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.
Dr. Weinberg: Ms. Thomas, I'd like to begin by asking you a few questions. Helen Thomas: I ask the questions here. I am the Deanette of the Washington Press Corps! Dr. W: Well, please just indulge me for a minute. What city are we in now? Helen Thomas: Washington DC. Where else would anybody be? Dr. W: Excellent. And what year is this? Helen Thomas: 1974. Everyone knows that. Dr. W: And who is the President? Helen Thomas: Richard Nixon, the lousy rat bum warmonger fascist pig - that's who! Dr. W: You seem a bit upset... Helen Thomas: I am gonna get that Republican wiretapping SOB. Dr. W: Nixon did wiretapping?...Not that I recall...maybe J. Edgar Hoover and Bobby Kennedy...oh, never mind. Let's move on... Helen Thomas: Exactly right, Professor. Move On - that's the ticket. But don't you dare criticize my Bobby.
(the tape mercifully but mysteriously cut at this point)