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.
Lest you think only birds can be confused, growing up I knew a family from Samoa (the father was a medical missionary there) who moved back to Hawaii. One of the girls was seriously injured when she first came back and ran through a plate glass sliding door. The didn't have such things in Samoa, their fales were completely open with no glass. So she didn't understand the concept of glass doors. This was a long time ago, obviously it's different in Samoa now.