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.
Oberlin: oops, indeed. It's not quite as simple as I assumed from the headline; the trial court stayed its judgment when Oberlin first appealed it to the mid-level appellate court, "until the exhaustion of all appeals." Oberlin apparently thought it was still covered. The plaintiff, however, is arguing that the trial court didn't have that authority, and that the appellate court's mandate for execution of the judgment overruled and terminated the stay even though Oberlin has now appealed further to the state supreme court. It does look like somebody should have exercised extra caution and sought to clarify the continuing status of the stay.