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.
First, at a roast of NYC's WABC talk radio host and Guardian Angel founder Curtis Sliwa. Sports guy Warner Wolf said:
"Curtis gets so busy and distracted that he forgot his anniversary. His wife was crying and distraught. So he says "Mary, tomorrow morning in the garage there will be something new and shiny waiting for you, and it will go from zero to 140 in under six seconds."
Next morning she goes out to the garage, and there it was - a scale.
Second, also on WABC. Monica Crowley was talking with Tom Tancredo, and Tancredo says (I paraphrase): "People like to say today that 'diversity is our strength.' It's almost like a State Religion. But diversity isn't our strength: freedom is our strength. Uncontrolled cultural diversity is the story of the Tower of Babel."