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.
Our News Junkie noted the other day that ACORN and the Dems are playing for keeps. That is opposed to "playing for clearsies," which is the gentlemanly, softball, McCain approach.
Games with acorns and other nuts or rounded stones go back to the beginning of human time but, when I was a lad, marbles weren't a popular game. Games with marbles remain very popular in the Third World.
As a writer, I keep both these sites bookmarked. And every time I visit one of them, or an online thesaurus, I feel pathetic because it triggers the recall of Bob Dylan's anecdote that he was presented a thesaurus some time later on in his life and he said something like "Man, I wish I had one of these a long time ago... would have made writing all those songs so much easier!"