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MONEY IN THESE HARDER TIMES Find out what's happening to America's credit card debt during this period of furloughs, layoffs and unemployment. Also, more bad things are happening to Robinhood users. And, remember Tony from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada? He had written Tom following an episode that had inspired him. Hear all about what happened next!

Here's the New York Times article to which Tom refers in this episode.

CNN weighs in here about what's happening to America's credit card bills.

Money questions? Click here to send them directly to tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

AMERICA AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE Tom enjoyed a great 4th of July weekend. Good hot weather. Some laps in the pool. Incredible baby back ribs in the smoker. Except for when, stupidly, he turned on CNN's 4th of July special. Things then took a turn for the worse!

This is the song as performed on CNN on July 4th that got Tom going.

This is the entire original recording with lyrics, in case you don't know or remember them.

From The Washington PostThe creator of Mount Rushmore’s forgotten ties to white supremacy

What do you think? Let Tom know: tom@blowmeuptom.com

 

KEEP 'EM OUT As this COVID-19 era continues to grind on, Your Professor continues to hear from women of his past and they're getting even more desperate to move in! You wouldn't believe some of the things these chicks have been doing!

Got a Leykis 101 question? Send it directly to Your Professor: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

WHAT"S TOM DOING NEXT WITH HIS INVESTMENTS? New COVID-19 cases and deaths have spiked ever since states have begun campaigns to "reopen" their economies. What does this mean for your IRA? Your 401(k)? And any other investments? Find out what Tom JUST DID.

Fragile economic recovery faces first big test 

Got questions? Don't agree? Write Tom now: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

TOM'S LIFE UNDER COVID-19 Change of pace. Tom takes it outside, under the big, old oak tree, to talk about how life under lockdown has changed him. Find out how he feels about the return of live sports, the reopening of bars and restaurants, and how this quiet period at home could change him forever.

How will life under lockdown change you? Write Tom and compare notes: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

COFFEE WITH A BLACK GUY After all the upheaval of the last few weeks since the murder of George Floyd, isn't it time for a calm and rational conversation about race? Hear how Coffee With A Black Guy founder James Joyce is bringing his brand of dialogue right to your community, right when we need it most.

Here's the news story from the Santa Barbara Independent where Tom first heard about Coffee With A Black Guy.

See the Coffee With A Black Guy website.

Here's the Coffee With A Black Guy YouTube channel.

Christopher Columbus: 3 things you think he did that he didn’t

How are you feeling about race relations in America these days? Tell Tom NOW: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

YOUNG ROBINHOOD TRADER KILLS HIMSELF Do you use online apps like Acorns or Robinhood to trade the markets? Easy as ordering a pizza on Grubhub, right? Not so fast. Find out how a young trader suddenly thought he was three-quarters of a million dollars in the hole and KILLED himself.

From Forbes: 20-Year-Old Robinhood Customer Dies By Suicide After Seeing A $730,000 Negative Balance 

From MarketwatchRookie trader kills himself after seeing a negative balance of more than $700,000 in his Robinhood account

 

AUNT JEMIMA TO VANISH; UNCLE BEN SOON TO FOLLOW The death of George Floyd will now result in the death of longtime fictional product spokesperson Aunt Jemima and, soon possibly, Uncle Ben of "converted rice" fame as well. So many of us are justifiably sad about the deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, but will the demise of Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and Sambo's Restaurants make any difference? 

From The New York Times: Uncle Ben, Board Chairman


Fictional character Aunt Jemima in her prime

Uncle Ben upon his "promotion" to "CEO of Uncle Ben's" in 2006

 

Are you happy to see Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben hit the road? Tell Tom now: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

TOM GETS INTO IT WITH RACIST AND TRUMP-SUPPORTING NEIGHBORS Tom needed some brush clearance at the ranch. But all it took was one post on a local Facebook page looking for a new rancher with a herd of cattle that needs to graze. Tom just had a few simple rules that person would have to follow. Then, all hell broke loose!<--break->

Here is Tom's Facebook post:

 

WARNING: if you're a Trump supporter or a racist, you might want to skip this episode rather than crying about it here later. You've been warned.

Do you agree with the racists? Or do you agree with Tom? Tell Tom now: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

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