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.
Ahh yes ... our polar bears, who are not, repeat not, endangered by the putative global warming con. They have existed for roughly 200,000 years as a separate species, have been documented as swimming for more than 500 miles at a time. Their taxonomic name is Ursus maritimus, and they are known as the largest land based marine mammal, which means that, like seals, they don't have to be near a shoreline to survive. And thrive. The interesting thing that is revealed by the story about efforts to list polar bears as endangered, is how the environmentalists cold-bloodedly review their hit list of animals to pick the ones which are the most glamorous and well-known, and then decide which will fool the public most effectively to cause them to join the environmental cause.
It's kind of ugly when you think about it. Reminds me of the ad in the 1960s which showed a lady in a long white dress who looked into the camera and scolded, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"