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Americans Aren’t Happy, Dangerous Tweets, 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. LFN Roadshow at Reese Golf

Come out and join LFN this morning at Reese Golf. It’s an Open Line Friday and we want to hear from you! We will have a 3rd mic set up so you can come out and sound off on the issues. Of course we will also have a lot of fun out at Reese. Come on out and say hello and have some breakfast and play a little golf. Tune in for Rex Offenders and possibly a new segment from Rex.

2. Americans aren’t satisfied (link)

Only 11% of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the United States. According to Gallup:

Gallup began measuring Americans’ satisfaction with national conditions in 1979. Since then, satisfaction has been lower than the current 11% in only a few measurements in the final months of 2008. The all-time low of 7% came in an Oct. 10-12, 2008, poll, conducted shortly after stock values plummeted following Congress’ passage of the TARP legislation in response to the September 2008 financial crisis.

The current figures represent the continuation of a long slump in national satisfaction, which has been below 30% since September 2009, below 40% since August 2005, and below 50% since January 2004. The historical average satisfaction rating since 1979 is 40%. The all-time high is 71% in February 1999.

Democrats are somewhat more likely to say they are satisfied (19%) with conditions in the United States today than are Republicans (9%) and independents (8%).

I’m not sure why the number is that high personally.

3. Careful what and when you tweet. (link)

We’ve all eaten at some really bad restaurants and even I have been guilty of tweeting some critics from time to time. If you are going to do this, be careful.

Think of this as the counter-point to the earlier Twitter-related post. A diner at a Houston restaurant was given the boot after she decided to Tweet her opinion of the staff while she was still at the eatery.

According to the restaurant’s owner, a manager was checking out Twitter from home when he saw a Tweet from the customer calling the establishment’s bartender a “twerp.” The Houston Press reports that she also used the hashtag #jackoff in her since-deleted Tweet. The manager called the restaurant to speak to the diner and then told her to leave.

What do you think? Was the manager right in asking the person to leave?

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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