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SHOULD MOTHERS GET $2,400/MONTH FOR BEING MOTHERS? That's what Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of a group called Girls Who Code says. If you're childfree or a male taxpayer (or both!), do you want to pay women to do what no one asked them to do and which they will do anyway?

Here's the opinion piece that got Tom all riled up originally.

Where do you stand? Tell Tom: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

THE IMPACT OF THE DEATH OF COMEDIAN "JOE EL CHOLO" reporter Mario Ramirez of Good Day LA  on LA's Fox 11 met some of the family of comedian Joe Luna and tells Tom what he found.

East LA comedian dies after documenting his bout with COVID-19

Mario Ramirez bio

How did the death of Joe Luna affect you or your family? Let Tom know: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

EVICTED BY ZOOM thousands of non-paying renters are being evicted via phone call or via Zoom. What is the problem with this?

Here's the story that got Tom all riled up: Logging in to get kicked out: Inside America’s virtual eviction crisis

Is this really a crisis or just a bunch of deadbeats getting the boot? Tell Tom now: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

COOTIES RUDY! Rudy Giuliani, once known as "America's Mayor", is the latest member of the "Trump Crime Family" to come down with COVID-19. Tom weighs in.

Rudy Giuliani in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19

What's your take? Tell Tom: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

ARE 'PANDEJOS' SCREWING UP COVID-19 PROTOCOL? That's what Tom's guest, LA Times columnist Gustavo Arellano, calls them: a word created from the words "PANdemic" and "penDEJO". Why are so many Mexican Americans flouting COVID protocols and is it okay to call them out on it?

Here's Gustavo's Los Angeles Times about this subject: Don’t be a ‘pandejo.’ Take the pandemic seriously

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What do you think? Tell Tom & Gustavo: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

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@blowmeuptom.com.

 

 

WAYS THE PANDEMIC IS CHANGING US FOREVER Will the world ever be the same again? Will we? Hear how Tom is being permanently transformed by almost a year in hiding. Is it really all that bad?

How is the pandemic changing you? Will you ever be the same? Write: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

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: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

TOM'S MAKING MONEY MOVES Find out what Tom is doing next. A new mutual fund. An old favorite. Where he's been loading up. What he dumped. How he's navigating all this volatility.

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Got a guest idea or a topic selection? Write Tom now: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

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: tom@blowmeuptom.com.

 

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