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.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it."
H. L. Mencken (h/t, Englishman's Castle, in a piece on how wrong the climate predictors have been)
Henry the VIII King of England
Had a fairly well to do socialist client drop a check the other day along with the book "The Shock Doctrine" and a note proclaiming "Naomi Klein is brilliant!" Geez. Do not know quite what to say to him. Sometimes feel surrounded by idiots and the circle is tightening.((