Monday Open Thread | Entertainment for the Holidays

As you are enjoying family and friends, if you want to go out and be entertained and educated, there are two films that you should put at the top of your list:

Hidden Figures- the untold story of the Black female ‘ computers’ that helped NASA put Americans into space.


The second movie is the film version of the August Wilson classic – Fences.

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14 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Entertainment for the Holidays

  1. Ametia says:
  2. rikyrah says:


    I was clicking past channels and Peanut told me to stop, because she wanted to watch the show.

    It was The Andy Griffith show.

    The Andy Griffith Show!

    I asked her how she knew about it…

    She watches it with her Grandmother😄😄😄

  3. Ametia says:

    Come CORRECT @ Denzel & Paulette!

  4. Ametia says:
  5. Liza says:

    Well, back to our new reality…

    The Quiet War on Medicaid
    By GENE B. SPERLINGDEC. 25, 2016

    Progressives have already homed in on Republican efforts to privatize Medicare as one of the major domestic political battles of 2017. If Donald J. Trump decides to gut the basic guarantee of Medicare and revamp its structure so that it hurts older and sicker people, Democrats must and will push back hard. But if Democrats focus too much of their attention on Medicare, they may inadvertently assist the quieter war on Medicaid — one that could deny health benefits to millions of children, seniors, working families and people with disabilities.

    Of the two battles, the Republican effort to dismantle Medicaid is more certain. Neither Mr. Trump nor Senate Republicans may have the stomach to fully own the political risks of Medicare privatization. But not only have Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Tom Price, Mr. Trump’s choice for secretary of health and human services, made proposals to deeply cut Medicaid through arbitrary block grants or “per capita caps,” during the campaign, Mr. Trump has also proposed block grants.

    Mr. Price’s own proposal, which he presented as the chairman of the House budget committee, would cut Medicaid by about $1 trillion over the next decade. This is on top of the reduction that would result from the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which both Mr. Trump and Republican leaders have championed. Together, full repeal and block granting would cut Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program funding by about $2.1 trillion over the next 10 years — a 40 percent cut.

    Even without counting the repeal of the A.C.A. coverage expansion, the Price plan would cut remaining federal Medicaid spending by $169 billion — or one-third — by the 10th year of his proposal, with the reductions growing more severe thereafter. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that a similar Medicaid block grant proposed by Mr. Ryan in 2012 would lead to 14 million to 21 million Americans’ losing their Medicaid coverage by the 10th year, and that is on top of the 13 million who would lose Medicaid or children’s insurance program coverage under an A.C.A. repeal.

    The emerging Republican plan to “repeal, delay and replace” the A.C.A. seeks to further camouflage these harmful cuts. Current Republican plans to eliminate the marketplace subsidies and A.C.A. Medicaid expansion in 2019 would create a health care cliff where all of the Medicaid funds and subsidies for the A.C.A. expansion would simply disappear and 30 million people would lose their health care.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Well, I had this busy day planned for me and Peanut, but she came in last night with a fever. 😞😞😞😞
    So, I am a nurse today.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Morning Everyone 😃😃😃

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