Hi, everyone. I'm writing from Illinois, controlled, as John Kass defines it so well, by The Combine. Like some others I stumbled onto this site, and I'm liking it very much. I am 56 years old, and I must confess up front that until the summer of 2004, to my shame, I was a liberal Democrat. (In truth, I had been wavering for some time, but the final epiphany occurred the day Reagan died. Thank you, Ronnie.) If it's all right, I'd like to stick around.