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.
Think some blame goes to the Olympic Committee. Whose big idea was it to hold the games in China? Would like to hear Mitt Romneys take on it. Thought he did a good job in Salt Lake City but I like the Winter Games better anyhoo. Mitt did clean up the corruption and elitism surrounding the games and the committee, a first I think. But might guess the rules are now likely to apply only to Yanks.