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.
All of the above are incorrect. That is the official bird of January, the Conneticut Cold Mother F'er. After a week or two in this condition, they migrate to FL, where they are locally known as the Whiny Mother F'er. If they do not migrate back, their plumage becomes a plaid lower with a white belt, and they are call Retired Mother F'er's. You do NOT want to see a Retired Mother F'er in breeding plumage.