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.
A truck driver used to amuse himself by running over lawyers, swerving to hit every one he saw walking along the road.
†One day, the truck driver saw a priest hitchhiking.† He thought he would do a good turn and pulled the truck over.† He asked the priest, "Where are you going, Father?".
†"I'm going to the church† 5 miles down the road," replied the priest.
"No problem, Father! I`ll give you a lift."† The happy priest climbed in and the truck driver continued down the road.
Then the truck driver saw a lawyer walking down the road and instinctively he swerved to hit him. But then he remembered there was a priest in the truck with him, so at the last minute he swerved back to the road.
†Although he was certain he missed the lawyer, he still heard a loud "THUD." Not understanding where the noise came from he glanced in his mirrors and when he didn't see anything, he turned to the priest and said,
"I'm sorry Father. I almost hit that lawyer."
†"Thatís okay," replied the priest. "I got him with the door."