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.
Sam - you are too kind. The answering officer was either a perfect idiot or a woman copper determined to find offence where none was offered. Do wonder if she was an "affirmative action" hire who was only taken on in the name of "diversity".
Are the Brother Cadfael novels next for the ax? Because Cadfael is a veteran of a Crusade, and I'm not certain if even implying the fact that the Crusaders were not all moustache-twirling monsters is considered legit.