Ripples

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead Find a pond on a calm day, a day without wind.  Throw something, perhaps a pebble.  Nothing big.  Watch the reaction spread.  Something small grows, becomes more than what … Continue reading Ripples

Roy Moore (Yeah, Again)

I've been thinking about contributing to Doug Jone's campaign and have been hesitating.  Part me of wonders if I'll just help Roy Moore if I do.  Yes, it will help pay campaign staff and buy TV time.  It will also appear on a campaign finance report.  It will say David Valade, Melrose Massachusetts contributed $xxx.  … Continue reading Roy Moore (Yeah, Again)

The Affordable Care Act

This is a cut and paste from Facebook: Congratulations Americans! The 2018 ACA (Affordable Care Act) enrollment period is just 45 days (Nov 1-Dec 15). You're not seeing advertising about the enrollment window online or on TV because the Affordable Care Act’s advertising budget was cut. Fortunately, your friends are posting this and using the … Continue reading The Affordable Care Act

“He Shouldn’t Have Had a Gun…”

I keep hearing this regarding the tragedy in Texas.  If the Air Force had notified the FBI, as they were supposed to, of his domestic violence conviction then he would have failed the background checks and wouldn't have been able to buy the guns.  Except there's an exemption for gun shows.  No background checks are … Continue reading “He Shouldn’t Have Had a Gun…”