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24
Sep

Now Showing: Tag

Tag is directed by Jeff Tomsic and stars: Jeremy Renner (The Avengers) as Jerry, Ed Helms (The Hangover) as Hogan, Jake Johnson (The Mummy) as Chilli, Jon Hamm (Baby Driver) as Bob, Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy) as Rebecca, Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) as Anna, and Hannibal Buress (Neighbors) as Kevin Sable.

Mon
24
Sep

Age Spots - Not too early to review coverage

October seems so far away. With the weather so hot and humid I look forward to the cooler days of fall. Fall brings not only cooler weather, beautiful leaf transformations and football, it also brings us Medicare Part D Open Enrollment, October 15-December 7.

Every year those on Medicare get a chance to review their prescription drug coverage, to make sure it is the best fit for the coming year. Medicare drug plans can change every year and sometimes beneficiaries are surprised by the changes. All beneficiaries will receive an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) from their plans before open enrollment begins, usually in September. The ANOC includes any changes in coverage, costs, or service area that will be effective in January for the plan you are currently on. If you do not receive this notice, contact your plan.

Thu
06
Sep

Letter to the Editor - Sick to My Stomach

Dear Editor,

When I was in the Army, I was a member of President Johnson’s Honor Guard. As such, I came into contact with a lot of senators, congressmen, politicians, and also buried a lot of dead soldiers. Never during any of these events have I ever witnessed anything like just happened with Trump.

Thu
06
Sep

Letter to the Editor - Working for the Middle Class

Dear Editor,

Back in June House Republicans released a proposal they said would balance the budget in nine years, making large cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare. 

Thu
16
Aug

Rental Roundup: The Hurricane Heist

by David Gifford

 

The Hurricane Heist is a movie directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and stars Toby Kebbell (Kong: Skull Island) as Will, and Maggie Grace (Fear the Walking Dead) as Casey.

The movie is about a group of people trying to do a heist during a massive hurricane. The heist is at the U.S. Treasury. The hurricane was meant as a way to cover up the crime as most people would be trying to avoid the hurricane and evacuating.

Two brothers had their father killed during a hurricane, and the one becomes a meteorologist to try and understand the things he now fears. That character is the protagonist Will. The goal for both Will and Casey is to stop the robbery and get the money back. The movie sounds cheesy and it is, but it also has charming fun atmosphere that makes it worth watching.

Thu
16
Aug

Letter to the Editor - "Above the law"

Dear Editor,

Recently an attack ad against Senator McCaskill accused her of being insensitive to victims of domestic violence because her husband was accused (but never prosecuted) of abuse in his previous marriage - yet the nearly two dozen accusations of Trump sexually abusing women are dismissed.

The outrageous attack ad is the kind of dirty politics that have long characterized political campaigning. But now something new has been added: a foreign country is doing the cyber equivalent of Watergate by breaking into the data of the Democrat Party and is spreading truly fake news through social media.

In 2016 Russian hackers obtained and distributed information, real and false, that in all likelihood influenced the outcome of the presidential election. Now there is overwhelming evidence that Russia continues its computer sabotage and there is strong evidence that Senator McCaskill, running for re-eletion, has been a victim of Russian ‘phishing’ attacks.

Thu
19
Jul

Now Showing: Ocean’s 8

 

by David Gifford

 

Ocean’s 8 is directed by Gary Ross (Free State of Jones) and stars Sandra Bullock (The Proposal) as Debbie Ocean, Cate Blanchett (Carol) as Lou, Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) as Daphne Kluger, Mindy Kaling (The Office) as Amita, Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) as Tammy, Awkwafina (Neighbors 2) as Constance, Rihanna (Musician) as Nine Ball, and Helena Bonham Carter (Les Miserables) as Rose Weil.

Thu
19
Jul

Unpardonable - Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Trump is taking early and full advantage of his power to grant pardons, much to the delight of those anti-government people who think any crime against “the feds” is a victory for their right wing causes. But before celebrating Trump’s recent granting of pardons to two Oregon ranchers who pled guilty to crimes on federal lands and who were half-way through their five-year prison sentence, consider what their crime was: arson. Arson with a capital A.

One of the fires was set to cover up evidence of their having hunted illegally. Another was set because these men knew there were fire fighters (Bureau of Land Management employees) in the area who would be in danger as the fire spread—they tried to kill fire fighters.

Thu
28
Jun

Now Showing: Hereditary

Hereditary is a movie that has been getting an incredible amount of hype. Ever since it was shown at film festivals months ago, people have been claiming that the film is one of the scariest movies ever made; making bold claims comparing it to Rosemary’s Baby or The Exorcist. This is also the latest movie from A24, producers of some of the greatest material in all genres of recent memory. They are also known for creating movies that critics and hardcore movie fans love, but almost always have a divide when it comes to the more casual movie-goers. This movie is all of the previous, just not exactly in the way you think.

Thu
28
Jun

Letter to the Editor - Barbaric practice

Dear Editor,

I don’t watch Fox News (unless checking into a hotel) and therefore I do not know how Fox News is presenting Trump Administration’s barbaric practice of taking children away from their parents and putting the kids in confined settings.

Yes, many of these parents have sought what is deemed illegal entrance into the USA (though they hadn’t been given a legal hearing when the children were removed), but that does not justify the punitive response given to these children for their parents’ alleged crimes.

The stories are horrific: Children screaming as they are swept away with not even a chance to say farewell, kids kept in former Wal-Mart buildings and given just two hours per day of outside air, parents being told their children were going for showers only to find they were not coming back.

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