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.
An email response to The Barrister's post, from an undergraduate reader:
We are entering round two of the Dark Ages. It shall be called "The Darker Ages". It is a time when the typical Earthling student has no idea what the hell is going on in the world, or has ocurred in the world besides his menial existence. If he thinks he does know, he probably is confused or has been brainwashed by the media or psycho professors. In college, a place where people should be deepening their intellect, students are more likely blacked-out drunk in the basement of a frat house or busting their asses on a basketball court in order to get a free ride. These types are the exonerated students at competitive universities such as Georgetown, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins - because they are totally awesome!! Actually, I am not really sure what exonerated means. And I just overhear a dude say to his friend:
"Dude, don't you have class now?" "Yeah, but whatever, it's just Theology."