What If, part two

In a prior article, I suggested a "what if" scenario (http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/quiz-time-testing-your-hatred-trump). Here is another.

Women are not a special interest

The polls are showing a large gender gap between how men and women plan to vote for President. But don't be fooled by the Democrats into believing that women are a "special interest" that needs "protection." Women are the majority of our country and they should support the same general policies as men, despite what the Liberals want them to believe.

What continues to bother me about the Dems

I have had no success figuring out the mindset of Democrats. I am pretty sure they have minds, but how they work is a mystery.

It reminds me of ants. You can watch an individual ant run around the nest, always seeming to be on some important mission, only to watch it turn around and return, empty-legged. (Ants don't have hands. So maybe empty-jawed?)

But the colony itself has a purpose and it performs it remarkably well, despite the seeming randomness of individual members. Somehow the job gets done.

Middle-out malarkey

Thoughts on the third presidential debate....

Some examples of what an H. Clinton presidency would mean

Today's WSJ has another op-ed from former Senator Phil Gramm which goes through the history of Hillarycare and later Obamacare. Gramm's thesis is that Hillarycare failed in 1993 because of the loss of freedom that proponents built into the system in order to achieve the single-payer structure. Unless a medical provider had absolutely no connection to the government healthcare system, all providers had to follow the government rules. If some treatment wasn't covered, a patient couldn't get it. There were no appeals, no alternatives. In other words, a typical government-run program.

Trump and moral equivalencies

I believe people have a very hard time making logical deductions, especially when conclusions violate their sense of right and wrong. The recent Acton Senior Center debate at Town Meeting provides a recent (albeit trivial) example.

Quiz time: Testing your hatred of Trump

I am slowly working on my article explaining my decision to vote for Donald Trump. But another thought occurred to me which I wanted to explore first, and that is to question the depth of distaste for the guy among people who support his opponent.

So I am going to frame this as a self-awareness test and ask my readers to take it. I will ask the question about Trump but you can take this test regardless of which candidate you support by switching Trump for Clinton and vice versa. Have fun!


Socialism's first future dollar

Continually perplexing is the rise of socialism in America, starting with the election of President Obama and his work towards implementing a more socialist society. Under Obama, the needle was moved to the left, with further movement demanded by such popular politicians as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Socialism has become mainstream.

Error-prone Acton Town Meeting

Let's say you are sent to the store to pick up some groceries, including milk. There are several choices of milk: skim, low-fat, or whole. You get down there and you can't remember which milk to buy. You left the list at home.

Let's say you have a feeling that you are supposed to be getting skim milk, so you grab a gallon of that and bring it home. Unfortunately, there is a full gallon of skim milk waiting for you in the refrigerator. $2.99 (or $3.99, depending on where you shop) wasted. Did you make a "mistake" or an "error"?

Some of the seniors have spoken

Last night's Special Town Meeting approved the lease for a new Senior Center in South Acton, in an industrial building behind a car dealership on Route 62. Most speakers acknowledged the poor location but offered various justifications for approval. The one that seemed to resonate most was that it was long past time to do "something," and this was the only alternative being presented.