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.
Last night, I was the master of ceremonies at a dinner at which several congressmen and other dignitaries spoke. One Minnesota congressman said that he was flying back to Washington later that night, and he was so tired he thought he would be able to sleep on the airplane. So he hoped Al Franken wouldn’t be on the same flight.