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The Repeal of the ACA: House Edition

The Repeal of the ACA: House Edition

I really can’t wrap my head around the vote on repealing the ACA today. I can get it from a politician standpoint, but not a realistic perspective unless the anticipation is that it’ll fail in the Senate and all these House Republicans will be able to say: “well, we tried.”

Even my Rep, Rep. Tenney, who has prepared statements in support of repealing the ACA had this qualifying statement:
“Although the American Health Care Act is not a perfect piece of legislation…”

She also says the same thing about the ACA, but instead of fixing that one, she wants to replace it with an equally broken model that they can then fix?

The wasted expense of all of this is insane…

Anyway, here’s the thing I wrote about all of this.

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Should I Post “Normal Stuff”?

Should I Post “Normal Stuff”?

This may surprise you, but I tend to be pretty vocal on social media and such.  I really enjoy digging into some of the more nuanced pieces of healthcare (specifically mental health), public education, and broad stroke foreign policy.

You know.  Normal stuff.

The problem there is that everyone is so polarized nowadays that you can rarely have a conversation without someone just repeating themselves and their stance/insult over and over again.  Gone seem to be the days of civil debate and mutual respect.

Anyway, this post is being put out for one specific reason: to see if you, the few folks who read this site, would want to get more content from me that probably will include the topics mentioned above.  If you don’t and you’d prefer I keep it abstracted into fiction, I totally understand.  Just keep in mind that my fiction still addresses these items, it’s just in a safe environment.

I made a poll.  Click away and let me know.
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What is Patreon?

Patreon is a site that works kind of like a long-term Kickstarter.  You go to someone’s Patreon page and sponsor them for a monthly fee ranging from $1-$1,000.

What do you get out of this?  Stories about immortals hiding in plain sight.  Stories about worlds with dead gods that know they’re dead.  Stories about assholes getting kicked off Earth, recruited into a mission to check out alien technology, and fucking the entire thing up.

You also get periodic mental health tips and tricks and my unique brand of ranting and raving, all for as much (or as little) as you want to send me a month.

It’s a vicious, delicious cycle.  Click below to throw a few bucks at me.  I’ll let you draw me like one of your French girls.

Maybe…

Patreon for Michael J. Wyant Jr.

Short Story Serial, anyone?

Short Story Serial, anyone?

Let’s try something new, shall we?

A couple years ago, I wrote a short story named “Soundless” and submitted it to the Writers of the Future contest.  The first time, I received an Honorable Mention, so I edited it a little and threw it back into the ring, only to come out with another Honorable Mention.

Since then, I’ve set this story on the back burner and moved on to other stories and work, but I keep coming back to it.

So, in the spirit of the holidays, I’m going to release it as a serial.  It’ll come twice weekly, but only be a few pages long.  If all goes well, you’ll all become ravenous with the need to finish the story. 😉

 

New Site

New Site

Joy of joys… a new website.  The other one has been down for so long that I’m not even entirely sure where to start.

Let’s start with the simple questions first for all two of you who watched the last site die a lonely death:

  1. Where are the blogs and vidjamagame reviews?!  They’re dead, Jim.  I let the old blog lapse into disrepair and when I came back to pick it back up, an SQL inject vulnerability allowed an epic fuckton of spam to be deposited in those old blogs and such.  As much as I enjoyed some of those old posts, I’m just going to let them die a graceful death.  Farewell, my Batman: Arkham Asylum review! :'(
  2. Why did you change the domain name?  Well, I’m an author and this is my name.  I figured it was about time I actually used the damn thing.  That and my wife may need the wyantswalk domains for something else in the future, so I figured it was time to disassociate.
  3. Are you actually going to keep this up to date this time, you damned heathen?  Hopefully.  I’m going to set aside time to get on here and blog.  We’ll start there and see how it goes.
  4. Speaking of that… are you actually writing anything or are you just going to continue to disappoint us?  Shit.  Tough crowd.  I have been writing, so there.  I have two short stories that need some editing and then are going into some writing contests.  Additionally, I’ve been working on book two of The Sundering and have that about 1/4 to 1/3 done.  In hindsight, that’s not a ton of writing though… thus this blog coming back up.

I think that can cover enough to get started.  I’ll try not to disappoint this time.