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.
Every word VDH writes is dead nuts on, the truth. I can't stop myself from reading him but it's depressing.
Everything I need to know about the Mideast I learned from his article about his bout of appendicitis, his horror stories about the decline of his area of California are a warning that must be heeded if our children and our children's children are to live free and prosperous lives.