Marc, I did not mean to send you so far over the edge on New Year's Eve - it's supposed to be a holiday. I apologize and promise this will be my last rejoinder.
Please indulge my setting the record straight: (a) I'm pretty sure I am the opposite of a communist, (b) if speaking out in despair over the current path of our nation is treason, then so be it*, (c) a major, bowl-winning university has declared me non-stupid three times, (d) I am so far from being a liberal I could make even you cringe, and (e) I have never seen American Idol, though I do occasionally enjoy American Hot Rod despite its contrived drama.
* "If this be treason, then make the most of it." - Patrick Henry, who is no one's idea of a traitor