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In the News
WHAT WILL ULTIMATELY HAPPEN TO DONALD TRUMP? If you don't like Tom's political opinions or you don't like hearing him talk about politics, be sure to skip this episode of the podcast in which Tom tells you what's in for Donald Trump. He knows.
Here's the article Tom refers to in this episode: Here's everyone who has been charged and convicted in Mueller's Russia probe so far.
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WHY BAN ONE CHRISTMAS SONG AND NOT ANOTHER? a radio station in Cleveland says it has banned the holiday favorite song, Baby, It's Cold Outside because, it says, it has received complaints about the song in light of the so-called #MeToo movement. But is that the only potentially "offensive" Christmas song? Listen and decide for yourself!
Here is an article Tom used to prepare for this episode: 'Baby It's Cold Outside' pulled from Cleveland radio station amid #MeToo movement.
Baby, It's Cold Outside first appeared in the 1949 MGM film Neptune's Daughter where it was performed by two couples, one played by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalbán, and the other played by Betty Garrett and, of all people, comedian Red Skelton, and in their version, the roles of the predator and the pressured are reversed! This song won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1949. Take a look at the original movie clip and pay attention to the lyrics as well.
On the other hand, Santa Baby was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in July 1953. Take a listen to the song and its lyrics here. If Baby, It's Cold Outside should be banned from being played on radio, shouldn't Santa Baby also be banned?
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"IT'S LIKE SAYING YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH!" gals who work at KMart are angry because its parent company, Sears Holdings, Inc., is going broke and laying people like them off "leaving us with nothing". What do Sears and Kmart actually owe soon-to-be-former employees?
Here is the article that Tom used to prepare for this episode: Laid-off Sears workers left with nothing – and they say wealthy bosses are to blame.
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A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR DEALING WITH THE #MeToo MOVEMENT some people think that doofus Mike Pence came up with this solution. But Your Professor has been telling you this has been coming for 20 years now!
Here's the piece Tom used to prepare for this show: Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost.
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POOR POOR BRENDA 29-years-old, living in a cheap, filthy San Fernando Valley motel room with her four kids who can't get to school because Brenda can't get them a ride. Do you feel sorry for her and her kids? Decide for yourself!
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15,000 OUT AT GM but didn't they tell us that tax cuts were going to "bring back manufacturing jobs" and "grow the economy"?
Here are the articles Tom used to prepare for this episode: GM’s Plan to Cut Jobs and Plants Draws Fire from the Wall Street Journal and General Motors News From Ohio, Michigan Could Hurt Trump 2020 Bid from Rollcall.
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"IT'S TOO SOON TO TALK ABOUT IT, TOM!" Oh really? Why was Borderline shooter Ian David Long allowed to move freely among those of us who don't have mental health problems? How was a guy with a history of police intervention able to purchase a Glock? And what are we going to do about it?
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MY TEAM LOST! Angelenos are dealing with the Dodgers' second World Series loss in a row. But is this really the big deal people think it is? Do sports teams return all the love that we fanatic fans give them? Why do we care so much?
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"WHO DO I VOTE FOR?" From Tom: Here is how I voted on California candidates as well as those pesky propositions.
One more tip: for California voters who need more information on any upcoming election, here is a great, nonpartisan website that I use to sort out the issues and you should too: https://votersedge.org/ca.
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