Those of you who are cheering the repeal of the ACA (Affordable Care Act, aka: Obamacare) are missing a critical point. The ACA prohibited insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions (i.e. cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) Now, with "Trumpcare", those insurance companies (including mine) are no longer required to cover you. If you have such a medical condition, your insurance company can deny you coverage – OR - they can charge you whatever they want to. They can charge you 10 times what you pay now.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Recently, I engaged in several online conversations with people who called themselves Christian. Some are disgusted at the current administration, with their fear mongering and disrespect directed against many groups of people. Far more though, are fine with the hate and fear and are quick to lash out against those who believe differently than they do.
It is interesting how so many so-called Christians abandon their values when they want to spew hate, bash liberals, Muslims, Mexicans, and anyone else different than them. These people, who conveniently invoke those alleged values when it suits them, are the first to start slinging mud, name call, and spit venom when arguing. When you ask them how their so-called Christian beliefs allow them to behave that way, they just ramp up the hate.
Posted by Larry at 2:15:00 PM
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Let's see a show of hands: who here thinks the NRA is in business to protect your gun rights?
The United States Constitution, specifically, the Second Amendment, exists for exactly that reason. Although the meaning of this amendment has been discussed and disputed, it is safe to assume that virtually every gun owner agrees that the purpose of it is to ensure American citizens' rights to own firearms.
No, the National Rifle Association does not exist to help you keep your guns. As mentioned, the Constitution does that, in case you forgot that part. The NRA exists for one reason: to help the gun industry to sell guns.
Let's repeat that: Sell. Guns.
Posted by Larry at 8:43:00 AM
Monday, January 2, 2017
Vice Pres. Elect Mike Pence, leading Republican Senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham; Representative Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, and other Republican leaders, wait patiently for the new President Elect to be sworn in. The following day, those Republicans, led by VP Pence, invoke the 25th Amendment, declaring President Trump unfit for office.
Posted by Larry at 5:37:00 PM
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Look for Tiffany's book soon. Click the links to view and order!
'A Sports Junkie'
'The Avery Appointment'
'Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories'
'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories'
'Between the Fuzzy Parts: A Collection of Rare Moments'
Also visit Tiffany and Larry's Amazon author pages.
Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. Besides books, he writes about sports for Season Tickets, food and travel on Miles & Meals, and music/guitars on The Backbeat.
Larry lives in Central Texas with his wife and family.
Posted by Larry at 8:02:00 AM
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
If you are looking for unicorns, kittens, or rainbow butterflies, you are not going to find them here. That is because these stories have an edge to them. Kittens are soft and fluffy. These stories are anything but.
It's all in fun, because it's fiction, right?
In Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories, you will find some (attempted) humor, a lot of sarcasm, some parody, and satire. I poked fun at any and all topics on which I saw a need or an opening, all in the name of entertainment.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Pete Rose is surely one of the most infamous characters in baseball history. It is widely known that Rose was banned from baseball for betting on games and for lying about it. Because he is on baseball's ineligible list, he is also not eligible for Hall of Fame consideration. Rose recently applied to Commissioner Rob Manfred for reinstatement; however, there is probably zero chance it will happen. Why does Major League Baseball need to punish Rose for life?