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.
One of the new ads, h/t, Burkean. I wasn't sure about Iraq in the beginning, but running away is no longer an option, now that the bad guys have committed. Still, not thrilled with having American success in the hands of Middle Eastern politicians. I'd prefer putting my hopes in the US Air Force - and the guys in the desert. I have been taught that Arabs don't think like us. They don't.
I thought that Arabs don't think like us also, but I just saw a movie that may have changed my thinking in that area. Voices of Iraq is the name of that movie. I got it through Netflix. The producers gave out 150 video cameras to Iraqi men, women, and children and just let them film. The result was quite surprising at least to me. It seems that they are starved for freedom. Check out the movie if you get a chance.