In the News
In the News
DEADBEAT NATION: FIRST EPISODE Creeping deadbeatism has become such a national phenomenon, it deserves its own segment. In this episode, a Pennsylvania school district causes an uproar when it demands overdue payment of more than $22,000 for student breakfasts and lunches that were eaten, yet the parents never paid. The district is threatening to put the kids of deadbeat families into foster care and to feed them nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches if they don't pay up. They're calling it "lunch shaming". Can you imagine? Offering taxpayer-subsidized low-cost hot meals on credit to deadbeat parents and then actually expecting them to pay for what their kids have eaten? The nerve!
Should parents have to pay their deliquent school meal bills? Tell Tom: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DEATH OF TYLER SKAGGS It's so sad when an apparently healthy 27-year-old in the prime of his life dies all alone in a faraway hotel room. But now that all the tributes and the combined no-hitter and the numerical coincidences are through, Tom takes a look at the possibilities which no one seems to want to consider.
Agree or disagree? Be heard: email@example.com.
FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS AND THEIR FANS WANT THEM TO GET "EQUAL PAY" US women won the 2019 World Cup. Men did not. And now women across America are demanding that women players get paid commensurate with what men get. Do they deserve it? Tom gets away from all the emotional screeching and sorts out the numbers.
Here are some of the materials Tom read to prepare for this episode:
- The Twitter thread that started it all
- Revenue Disparity Explains Pay Disparity Between Soccer World Cup's Men And Women
- There Should be ‘Equal Pay’ For the World Cup: That Means Paying Men MORE
- Feminists claim that women's soccer has higher TV ratings than any other sport. Here are the real TV ratings showing that women's soccer wouldn't make the top 50 sports broadcasts.
- Actual WNBA attendance figures ESPN and other news organizations hide
Should male or female athletes be paid more? Tom wants to know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOULD TAXPAYERS PAY FOR COLLEGE OR PAY OFF OUR COLLEGE LOANS? Every Democratic Presidential candidate has an opinion about this controversial issue. And so does Tom!
Here are the articles Tom used to prepare for this episode:
- Senator Pushes ‘Debt-Free’ as Solution for College Costs
- Where the 2020 candidates stand on student debt and college affordability
How do you feel about this issue? Tell Tom now: email@example.com.
DID TWITTER FOUNDER JACK DORSEY BUY HIS 23-YEAR-OLD MODEL GIRLFRIEND A HOUSE? Looks that way! Is it good for you to be buying things or paying bills for fuck buddies or girlfriends or wives? Many of you sent this story to Tom wondering what he would think. You were right to wonder.
Do you believe in buying things like houses or cars for your girl? How about paying for her rent, her groceries or her mobile phone? Tell Tom why: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONCE AGAIN, GILLETTE TELLS ITS CUSTOMERS WHAT TO THINK It's one thing when a brand uses advertising to tell you to buy their products and why. But how do you feel when brands tell you how you should think and act? Once again, the marketing chief of Gillette thinks it's the job of conglomerates to take stands, even if they fly in the face of what customers who buy their products already think. Is this a good idea?
What do you think? Tell Tom right away: email@example.com.
POOR THELMA SMITH After 30 years at the same address, 102-year-old Thelma Smith is being told to vacate her apartment because the landlord's daughter, a recent law school graduate, needs a place to live. Is that right? It's perfectly legal, but is the landlord doing the wrong thing to this sweet old lady?
What do you think? Tell Tom right now: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTIAN MAJOR LEAGUE BALLPLAYER BOOTS HIS CHRISTIAN POP STAR WIFE ALLEGING "INAPPROPRIATE MARITAL CONDUCT" Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist filed for divorce from his Christian pop star wife Julianna Zobrist contending that his wife "has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct which renders further cohabitation impossible," which, we guess, means that he claims that she's been screwing around while Ben has been out there earning a massive paycheck, telling everyone what great Christians they are, and how you should be one too. What does this teach us about marriage, "love" and religion? Here, Tom sets everything straight!
Click here to see how you can hire Julianna Zobrist to lecture your group about how "to express the joy and freedom of knowing that Christ gives them the strength to be bold, fearless, and confidently vulnerable knowing that you don’t have to measure up to what others think of you but rather, knowing your true strength can shine because of who you are in Christ." That is, when she isn't busy being accused of "inappropriate marital conduct".
ALL THE REASONS YOU SHOULDN'T "MENTOR" WOMEN AT WORK The people who would hate this episode will never hear it here behind the paywall. But YOU will love it. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg completely disagrees with Tom! Here's practical advice women will hate for men trying to navigate the #MeToo era. It's all here!
Of course you have opinions about this topic. Let's hear 'em: email@example.com.
SEX STRIKE? Alyssa Milano has called for women to withhold sex following the passage of Georgia's so-called "heartbeat" bill, further tightening restrictions on abortion which was signed by Governor Brian Kemp on Tuesday, May 7th. The bill is scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2020. Do you agree with this method of protest? Tom lays out his position.
What's your opinion? Tom wants to know: firstname.lastname@example.org.