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 Deep Impact spacecraft will collide with comet Tempel 1, a comet about the size of Manhattan, on July 4th. Sadly, most of us will not be able to see the big show. Story in NYT.
And, for other news from around the solar system, it looks like a lake of liquid methane on Titan. BBC. Be careful with your matches if you have a smoke while fishing for walleye, or duck-hunting, on Titan.