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.
I can't cheer too much about the launch of the Navy's newest Destroyer, The Zumwalt. 7 Billion dollars and after you subtract the missile systems that only defend the ship itself, the one (existent) system that gives the ship its offensive punch is the Tomahawk. The ship has tubes and feeder systems designed around the missile, a missile that has been proposed to be canceled by the Obama budget. All inventories to be down to zero by 2016.
The real funny part of this? There are two more a building, at the same price.