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.
Beautiful weather on Groundhog day here in TX. We have finally recovered from the 2010-2011 drought, courtesy of big rains last year. Drought in Venezuela in 2010 - with dangerously low levels at its Guri reservoir, which is the main source for electric energy in Venezuela- was a precursor to the big 2010-2011 drought in TX. Venezuela is currently having another drought. I hope that history doesn't repeat itself.