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ACORN and Occupy Wall Street, Lubbock City Council, and More in Chad’s Steaming Pile

Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Lubbock City Council met Thursday

Mayor Tom Martin was sick yesterday and missed the Council meeting. Will he appear on LFN today? Tune in and find out. What we can tell you is that the resolution supporting Prop. 2 failed. It failed only because the Mayor was sick, but it still failed. According to KFYO News, Councilman Beane supported Prop. 2, but disagreed with the council endorsing it. For those who are shocked that Beane and Martin support Prop 2., don’t be. Government officials love “free” money and that’s why they want this passed. Even though the chances of West Texas seeing any money is slim.

District 4 Councilman Paul R. Beane was the first to speak out against the resolution, saying “”While I have already voted early and voted in support of Proposition 2, I’m going to be casting a ‘no’ vote on this issue, mainly because I don’t think it’s the job of this body to be telling or even suggesting other folks how to vote.”

District 1 Councilman Victor Hernandez said that while he does not see a problem with the Council recommending Propositions, he believes that recommending just one is not enough.

“It would seem to me, logical to make a recommendation as to all of the others. It just kind of looks like you’re picking and choosing as opposed to dealing with all of the issues,” Hernandez said.

District 5 Councilwoman Karen Gibson voiced her support for the resolution supporting the Proposition, saying “I think we as a council can support something and not tell people how to vote.”

2. ACORN and Occupy Wall St. (link)

SHOCKING! Occupy Wall Street isn’t really that much of a grass roots organization. Can you tell I’m shocked? According to FOX News:

Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York — operating as New York Communities for Change — have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a FoxNews.com report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests, according to sources.

NYCC also is installing surveillance cameras and recording devices at its Brooklyn offices, removing or packing away supplies bearing the name ACORN and handing out photos of Fox News staff with a stern warning not to talk to the media, the sources said.

3. Response Coming (link)

The Herman Cain sexual harassment story continues…

The National Restaurant Assn., the trade group at the center of the Herman Cain sexual harassment furor, said it has received a request to allow one of Cain’s accusers to release a public statement detailing her version of events and will respond Friday.

The group was contacted by Joel Bennett, a Washington lawyer who helped negotiate a settlement with the association on behalf of one of two women who complained about Cain’s conduct while he was its president and chief executive. Bennett has been seeking to lift a restriction in the deal that bars his client from talking.

“Our outside counsel was contacted by Mr. Bennett today and was asked to provide a response to a proposed statement by tomorrow afternoon. We are currently reviewing the document, and we plan to respond tomorrow,” said Sue Hensley, a spokeswoman for the association.

Gotta be honest. I’m bored with this story already.

These and many more topics coming up on Friday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.

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