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.
Agreed, "fat" represented prosperity, which everyone - back in the day - aspired to. Do remember a novel by Robert Neill when he had one of his characters - how practiced astrology - respond to a query about his clientele by something to the effect of "didn't I tell you their wives were fat?". Though rather suspect "fat" in those days probably meant pleasantly plump rather than seriously obese.