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.
Solomonia located and posted this photo, and I hope he does not mind our borrowing it.
U.S. Navy Capts. Craig Williams, front, and Richard Butler fly in F/A-18C Hornet aircraft over USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Mar. 1, 2007, during an aerial change of command ceremony while under way in the Pacific Ocean. Williams was relieved by Butler as commander of Carrier Air Wing Fourteen during the ceremony. DoD photo by Lt. Cmdr. Tam Pham, U.S. Navy. (Released) Photo by: LT. CMDR. TAM PHAM, USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76)