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.
I takes a Politician or an Intellectual to overlook the basic rule of casinos: The House Always Wins. Suckers.
Casinos are another feature of my new theory of social decline, what I call Jackass Design. Right up there with unwieldy SUVs, 24/7 carbo loading, bar and restaurant moozak played at jet-engine level, and signifying manhood with a super-sized flat-screen TV. Other candidates are Disney+ and craft IPAs.