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In the News

CALL ME ELLIOT! (ALSO CALL ME HE/THEY!) Actress Ellen Page took to Twitter to announce that she is now Elliot Page. Should we care?

The New York Times story about this subject: Elliot Page, Oscar-Nominated ‘Juno’ Star, Announces He Is Transgender

Ellen announces that you are now to refer to "him" as Elliot.

Where do you stand on this? Tom's pronouns are Fe/Fi/Fo/Fum:



TOM TO HOLIDAY TRAVELERS: DROP DEAD! Millions of Americans are throwing CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 aside to enjoy their holidays as usual. Tom is not pleased. (This episode is not for the fainthearted.)

The Arlington, TX public service announcement about a family whose members all caught COVID-19.

Read all about the Arlington, TX family in which every member of the family contracted COVID-19.

Travelers in Pittsburgh line up to travel for Thanksgiving despite CDC COVID-19 warnings.

Record Number of Travelers Flood Airports, Despite CDC Thanksgiving Travel Warning

Are you getting together with family and friends no matter what the CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci are warning? Tell Tom your thoughts:


WILL JOE BIDEN LET DONALD TRUMP OFF THE HOOK? Tom warned you that Joe Biden will "be the next Gerald Ford or Jimmy Carter": a lovable guy who is so nice, he'll let the wrongdoers off the hook for "the sake of uniting the country". Should Biden put Trump behind bars or "let our country heal"?

Here is the story that got Tom going: Biden hopes to avoid divisive Trump investigations, preferring unity

Click here to see how simliar the story of the pardon of Richard Nixon is to what Joe Biden wants to do with Donald Trump

What's your take? Tom wants to know! Write him here:


WHY SHOULDN'T WE HOPE FOR THE WORST FOR TRUMP? Everyone on TV, even opponents of Donald Trump, are wishing him a "speedy recovery" from COVID-19. But can COVID-19 can succeed where Robert Mueller, Adam Schiff, and others have failed?

Agree or disagree? Let Tom have it:


WHOSE FAULT IS IT THAT THIS "SOCIAL DYNAMO" IS DEAD? "Jolenna Favor lived her life like an energetic, caring social dynamo, holding down two jobs and recording a podcast with her friends — all while doting on her 11-year-old son," said the New York Daily News. But what role did this single mother whose child has special needs play in her own death?

‘She was just a real beautiful soul': Victim in Queens DWI crash remembered as vibrant, outgoing

Drunken, unlicensed driver with history of DUI arrests kills passenger in 97 MPH Queens wreck: prosecutors

What do you think? Tell Tom now:



SHOULD THE HOMELESS HAVE TO USE A POOR DOOR? nearly 100 homeless men being housed at New York City's La Guardia Airport Marriott, purportedly had to use a “poor door” in the back rather than entering through the lobby. Bartender Geraldo Rodriquez told the New York Post, “They said it was the employee entrance,” he said. “I felt so ashamed.” But, should we care?

From The New York Post: Homeless must use back door at La Guardia Marriott

Poor doors? What do you think? Tell Tom now:


ARE DOLLAR STORES "KILLING AMERICA"? Local grocery stores are blaming their hard times on the proliferation of dollar stores such as Dollar Tree and Dollar General. Professor Barry Popkin, professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says to the various dollar stores, "'Shame on you. You're killing America just so you can get richer." Listen and decide if you agree!<--break->

Here's the original article that got Tom so hyped up.

"Food desert" as defined by Wikipedia.

From Dollar stores and food deserts.

From the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionOPINION: Are dollar stores the problem or the symptom of larger issue?

What do they sell at dollar stores? Take a gander at Dollar General's website!

Do you agree about food deserts? Tell Tom how you feel:


BLACK LIVES DO MATTER BUT SPORTS BOYCOTTS DON'T So many tragic, unjustified deaths of African American men. So many Americans justifiably angry. From Olympic athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith to Colin Kaepernick to today's Dodgers and Milwaukee Bucks, we have seen all kinds of protests against these injustices. But, in the end, are the people who could change things paying attention?

Tommie Smith At The 1968 Olympic Games In Mexico City

Click here to learn about the historic Olympic protest of John Carlos and Tommie Smith.

Where do you stand? Weigh in:


BLACK WINES MATTER This year's news events involving George Floyd have brought attention to America's Black-owned businesses, and there are more Black-owned wineries than you think. In this episode, Tom talks to Livermore Valley vintner Phil Long of Longevity Wines and President of the Association of African American Vintners (AAAV).<--break->

Here's the article that brought Phil Long to Tom's attention.

Click here if you'd like to show your support and enjoy some great wines from Longevity.

Click here for a list of Black wineries you can support who are members of AAAV.