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.
Actually I prefer pizza with coke but my hiatal hernia rejects any carbonated beverage. I drink only water or milk with food and even then very little liquid. In fact the hiatal hernia kind of forces me to eat lightly too.
Sorry, Barrister, but it's pizza with a good craft or German beer (but no fruity beers, thank you). Pizza and beer is an America tradition. Champagne, or any wine, with pizza is like putting pineapple on the pizza.