The Tom Leykis Show http://blowmeuptom.com Official site with live radio broadcast, news, photos, press and links. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:31:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Statutory rape victim forced to pay child support http://blowmeuptom.com/statutory-rape-victim-forced-to-pay-child-support/ http://blowmeuptom.com/statutory-rape-victim-forced-to-pay-child-support/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:00:06 +0000 http://blowmeuptom.com/?p=6244 Nick Olivas became a father at 14, a fact he wouldn’t learn for eight years.

While in high school, Olivas had sex with a 20-year-old woman. As he sees it now, she took advantage of a lonely kid going through …

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Nick Olivas became a father at 14, a fact he wouldn’t learn for eight years.

While in high school, Olivas had sex with a 20-year-old woman. As he sees it now, she took advantage of a lonely kid going through a rough patch at home.

State law says a child younger than 15 cannot consent with an adult under any circumstance, making Olivas a rape victim. But Olivas didn’t press charges and says he didn’t realize at the time that it was even something to consider.

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MILLENNIALS FOLLOW MONEY MONDAY MANTRA: Sean Could Buy a Condo, But He’d Rather Live in a Mansion With 9 Roommates http://blowmeuptom.com/millennials-follow-money-monday-mantra-sean-could-buy-a-condo-but-hed-rather-live-in-a-mansion-with-9-roommates/ http://blowmeuptom.com/millennials-follow-money-monday-mantra-sean-could-buy-a-condo-but-hed-rather-live-in-a-mansion-with-9-roommates/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:10:47 +0000 http://blowmeuptom.com/?p=6239

“I think a lot of millennials that came through the economic downturn basically saw people invest heavily into houses, and then in a matter of months it just evaporated. I think that scared a lot of people. A lot of

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“I think a lot of millennials that came through the economic downturn basically saw people invest heavily into houses, and then in a matter of months it just evaporated. I think that scared a lot of people. A lot of people I’ve talked to have said it’s not as important for them to purchase property as it may have been for our parents.”

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WHAT HAVE WE BEEN TELLING YOU? AM radio fights for survival http://blowmeuptom.com/what-have-we-been-telling-you-am-radio-fights-for-survival/ http://blowmeuptom.com/what-have-we-been-telling-you-am-radio-fights-for-survival/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:34:16 +0000 http://blowmeuptom.com/?p=6237 AM radio, the scratchy medium that long ago aired Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s fireside chats, soap operas and the day’s most popular music, is trying to avoid becoming static.

Across the country, stations are vying to hold on to listeners as …

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AM radio, the scratchy medium that long ago aired Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s fireside chats, soap operas and the day’s most popular music, is trying to avoid becoming static.

Across the country, stations are vying to hold on to listeners as AM radio’s audience slowly dwindles. The persistent technology, long dwarfed by FM, has weathered more recent threats including satellite and Internet radio. It is also contending with a new assault from smartphones.

How long before AM radio disappears, if ever, is anybody’s guess. But analysts say the fight for relevance is playing out in Los Angeles, the nation’s largest radio market by revenue.

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The Buy Nothing Year: How Two Roommates Saved More Than $55,000 http://blowmeuptom.com/the-buy-nothing-year-how-two-roommates-saved-more-than-55000/ http://blowmeuptom.com/the-buy-nothing-year-how-two-roommates-saved-more-than-55000/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:56:29 +0000 http://blowmeuptom.com/?p=6227

They spent the first three months (August through October) phasing out all consumer items, such as household objects, electronics and clothes. Then, they cut out all services, including dining out, salon haircuts, and gas and instead began hosting lots of

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They spent the first three months (August through October) phasing out all consumer items, such as household objects, electronics and clothes. Then, they cut out all services, including dining out, salon haircuts, and gas and instead began hosting lots of dinner parties — and biking or walking everywhere, even during Calgary’s long, cold winter. (For his 35-minute walk to work, Geoff would don long johns, winter boots, scarf, mittens and a hat. Though he was already fit when the year began, he lost an additional 10 pounds. When he had to go especially far, he took the bus.)

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California bill defines what it means to say ‘yes’ to sex http://blowmeuptom.com/california-bill-defines-what-it-means-to-say-yes-to-sex/ http://blowmeuptom.com/california-bill-defines-what-it-means-to-say-yes-to-sex/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:51:16 +0000 http://blowmeuptom.com/?p=6224 Instead of “no means no” – the phrase commonly associated with sexual assault prevention – the law would require “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” by each party to engage in sexual activity. If Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs the bill …

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Instead of “no means no” – the phrase commonly associated with sexual assault prevention – the law would require “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” by each party to engage in sexual activity. If Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs the bill into law – he has until the end of September – colleges and universities would have to adopt the so-called affirmative consent standard to continue receiving state funds for student financial aid.

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YOUR NAME IS YOUR DESTINY: Trial ordered for Cameo Crispi, accused of using bacon to start arson fire http://blowmeuptom.com/your-name-is-your-destiny-trial-ordered-for-cameo-crispi-accused-of-using-bacon-to-start-arson-fire/ http://blowmeuptom.com/your-name-is-your-destiny-trial-ordered-for-cameo-crispi-accused-of-using-bacon-to-start-arson-fire/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:26:12 +0000 http://blowmeuptom.com/?p=6221

“I asked to come in and observed a wood stove left open with a fire burning inside and hot coals on the floor around the stove,” the officer wrote, noting that he also found a pound of bacon sitting on

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“I asked to come in and observed a wood stove left open with a fire burning inside and hot coals on the floor around the stove,” the officer wrote, noting that he also found a pound of bacon sitting on a cookie sheet on top of the kitchen stove.

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TV Producer In Beverly Hills For Pre-Emmys Event Arrested For Being Tall, Bald And Black http://blowmeuptom.com/tv-producer-in-beverly-hills-for-pre-emmys-event-arrested-for-being-tall-bald-and-black/ http://blowmeuptom.com/tv-producer-in-beverly-hills-for-pre-emmys-event-arrested-for-being-tall-bald-and-black/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:08:04 +0000 http://blowmeuptom.com/?p=6216 A film and TV producer recently told his tale of being held for six hours by Beverly Hills police while attending a pre-Emmys event because he looked like a burglary suspect.

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A film and TV producer recently told his tale of being held for six hours by Beverly Hills police while attending a pre-Emmys event because he looked like a burglary suspect.

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Charles Belk’s Facebook page.

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MORE ABOUT THE SHOW NO ONE WILL EVER WATCH: CBS to launch all-female sports talk show ‘We Need to Talk’ http://blowmeuptom.com/more-about-the-show-no-one-will-ever-watch-cbs-to-launch-all-female-sports-talk-show-we-need-to-talk/ http://blowmeuptom.com/more-about-the-show-no-one-will-ever-watch-cbs-to-launch-all-female-sports-talk-show-we-need-to-talk/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:07:20 +0000 http://blowmeuptom.com/?p=6212 “This is a very proud moment for all of us at CBS Sports,” chairman Sean McManus said in a news release.

“A sports show featuring all women is long overdue and we are thrilled to be able to make television …

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“This is a very proud moment for all of us at CBS Sports,” chairman Sean McManus said in a news release.

“A sports show featuring all women is long overdue and we are thrilled to be able to make television history this fall with the national launch of ‘We Need to Talk.’ “

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PUSSY! Henry Rollins apologizes for suicide article http://blowmeuptom.com/pussy-henry-rollins-apologizes-for-suicide-article/ http://blowmeuptom.com/pussy-henry-rollins-apologizes-for-suicide-article/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:29:25 +0000 http://blowmeuptom.com/?p=6207 So, you took full advantage of the attention you would get by writing a piece for LA Weekly called “Fuck Suicide.”  Then, after the blowback and anger was even more than you’d imagined it would be, you folded …

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So, you took full advantage of the attention you would get by writing a piece for LA Weekly called “Fuck Suicide.”  Then, after the blowback and anger was even more than you’d imagined it would be, you folded like an accordion and wrote a follow-up apology called “More Thoughts on Suicide.”

You’re a big boy, Henry Rollins, and I believe that you knew exactly what you were doing, punk rock-style, when you tried to enrage people with the first piece. But your explanation for your apology is disingenous.

I believe that you apologized in order to protect your livelihood, such as it is today, to shut up anyone who might be jeopardizing the income you earn, not because you’re sorry.

These pathetic apologies are happening more and more as professional iconoclasts such as yourself try to get attention by being outrageous, then try to have it both ways by apologizing.

Are you trying to claim that you didn’t know what you were doing when you wrote “Fuck Suicide?” That’s bullshit. You’re 53 years old, and you’ve spent a lifetime showing everyone what an iconoclast you are. If you’re going to be outrageous, have the balls to say what you mean, and stand behind what you say.

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LA Schools Superintendent Deasy Suspends iPad Program Under Scrutiny http://blowmeuptom.com/la-schools-superintendent-deasy-suspends-ipad-program-under-scrutiny/ http://blowmeuptom.com/la-schools-superintendent-deasy-suspends-ipad-program-under-scrutiny/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:18:48 +0000 http://blowmeuptom.com/?p=6203 Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation’s second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort.

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Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation’s second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort.

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