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 Politics of Poker and online gambling, also at Reason TV. I do not know how the gummint can try to control online gambling, but leave the casinos alone. Besides, isn't the gummint in the sinful gambling business itself? Lotteries, etc?
Goodadvice on cigar storage. (Including Don't use analog hygromofisticators - they are inaccurate. In the old days, they used apple cores as humidifiers, and no hygrometers. I like that idea - a nice apple smell.) Like an earthworm, a decent cigar out in the air will begin to lose its vitality in two hours unless it's a muggy day.
All this post needs is a bit on Port and Cognac, but I won't do that. They are delicious, but give me a headache if I consume them in a masculine volume.
Re photo: Not to worry. I unwrapped those Montes before I put them away.