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.
"It is worth noting that the person most responsible in the past for subverting the will of Congress to end travel restrictions in Conference Committee, Tom DeLay, has his own problems these days--and Senator Frist and the White House are not in much better shape to influence what takes place on Capitol Hill.
We will see if the congress budges on this one or the battle of egos across the aisles and sea continues even the embargo no longer makes any sense. As for me, I have packed my bags and called Cubanacan."