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.
Aside from the interesting conversation, what fun to see two peoples who talk with their hands go at it. I'm not a gesturer, and I don't know that I know any who elaborate their words so much. Fun to watch.
the elephant's child
What's funny is that both are connected to academia and both lay waste to academia's incompetence.