Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of March 28, 2012. Give us your feedback below and tune in to Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty for these and many more topics from 6-9 am.

1. House Democrats Take Advantage of Trayvon Martin (link)

You gotta hand it to Democrats, they never miss taking advantage of a situation. The parents of Trayvon Martin were asked to speak at a forum on racial profiling, hate crimes, and Stand Your Ground laws. Why were they invited? Well, because their son was shot and killed a month ago and Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and other politico's are taking advantage of it.

According to

"I would just like to say that of course my heart is broke," his mother, Sybrina Fulton, said after the meeting sponsored by Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee. "But it breaks even more to know that we have not gotten justice yet."

"I'd just like to say thank you," his father, Tracy Martin, told the forum, which was packed to capacity. "He's sadly missed, and I'll continue to fight for justice for him."

It really is pathetic that Democrats are taking advantage of this family. And that's exactly what they are doing folks. Democrats will try to use this issue to go after guns and gun laws that allow people to use deadly force to protect themselves or their property. Castle Doctrine anyone? Just look at what one Florida lawmaker said.

Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Florida, called Trayvon Martin a "victim of a botched police investigation full of incompetence or intelligent mismanagement." She added, "Trayvon was hunted, chased, tackled and shot. Ill-conceived laws and lax gun laws all contribute to this tragedy. Mr. Zimmerman should be arrested immediately for his own safety."

After the forum, she said, "The eyes of the world are on Florida and on Washington today because a little black boy is dead. This is historical."

Are you kidding me? This Congresswoman has no evidence to back up her claims. Only her opinion. She is adding fuel to the racial fire going on in Florida by her comments. Her comments that the police botched the investigation are irresponsible and criminal. She even says that a little black boy is dead. Oh please. Stop painting the picture that Trayvon was this innocent 12 year old walking around. The more and more that comes out about Trayvon (here and here), the more we see a truer character profile of him.

Democrats who are exploiting this case should be ashamed, but they aren't. Instead of letting the legal process work, they condemn and are already ready to execute George Zimmerman. By the way, still nothing from the Obama Administration, Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson on the Black Panthers putting a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman's head.

2. Obamacare at the Supreme Court Day 2

It was a bad day at the Supreme Court for those who support Obamacare and the individual mandate. According to the Daily Caller:

“While trying to predict Supreme Court decisions is a fool’s game, the wise should take note that if this morning’s argument is any indication, Obamacare is in constitutional trouble,” Shapiro wrote in an email on Tuesday.

“From Justice Kennedy’s noting that the government is fundamentally transforming the relationship of the individual to the government, to Chief Justice Roberts’s concern that ‘all bets are off’ if Congress can enact economic mandates, to Justice Alito’s invocation of a hypothetical burial-insurance mandate, to Justice Scalia’s focusing on the “proper” prong of the Necessary and Proper Clause — and grimacing throughout the solicitor general’s argument — it was a good day for those challenging the individual mandate,” Shapiro continued.

Tuesday was a tale of three lawyers, with former Solicitor General Paul Clement and attorney Michael Carvin arguing against the law, and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. arguing for the Obama administration.

“Paul Clement and Mike Carvin did a masterful job on that score, showing again and again the unprecedented and limitless nature of the government’s assertion of federal power,” Shapiro said. “The solicitor general meanwhile, had a shaky opening and never could quite articulate the limiting principle to the government’s theory that at least four justices (and presumably the silent Justice Thomas) were seeking.”

Good news, but it's not victory yet. As I said yesterday on LFN, I can envision a scenario where the Obama Administration simply ignores the Supreme Court ruling if the court rules Obamacare unconstitutional. I can see it happening and I can see the Administration challenging the court. Does anyone really think Obama will just lay down and take this defeat?

3. Chris Winn is Running (link)

Chris Winn announced yesterday that he is indeed running for U.S. Congress. He spoke yesterday and an "us vs. them" type of race and mentality. Winn seems to want to capitalize on the Tea Party/grass roots movement of a couple of years ago.

Winn has an uphill battle and I think he realizes that. Chris Winn will join LFN today at 7am to discuss his candidacy.

4. JetBlue Captain Freaks Out (link)

What a scary situation for those on a JetBlue flight from NYC to Las Vegas yesterday. According to KFYO News:

The flight, bound for Las Vegas, made the emergency landing after a “medical situation” arose with the plane’s captain.

According to ABC News Radio, the captain was made to leave the cockpit once the situation started.  Once forced outside of the cockpit, the captain was seemingly trying to break down the door to get back in. A passenger said the captain was yelling about a bomb on board, 9/11, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Passengers held down the captain as plane landed.

It seems as though passengers are becoming that big line of defense in the skies. It's a good thing too. What would you have done in that situation?

5. Dumb story of the morning (link)

The Hamburglar strikes.

A real-life Hamburglar has struck at a Maine McDonald's.

Police say a young man, seemingly inspired by the pattie purloining character once featured in McDonald's advertising campaigns, ran between a car and the takeout window at the Augusta restaurant Sunday night as an employee handed a bag of food to a driver.

A witness flagged down an officer leaving a nearby convenience store.

Lt. Christopher Massey, acting on a description of the hungry thief, found him in the parking lot of a rival fast food restaurant diving into a McDonald's bag.

Massey tells the Kennebec Journal the suspect swore and ran into the woods. He was never caught.

Massey says the three young men who had their food stolen didn't know the burger thief.

McDonald's replaced the stolen food, worth about $20.

6. Good Brews Good News of the Day (link)

Talented dog.

May we offer up, George, a two-year-old Basset Hound (clearly not pictured), who saved his own life by phoning 999. Granted, George only had himself to blame because he was actually strangling himself with the phone cord (he’d knocked the phone off and managed to get caught up in the wire), but nonetheless he had the foresight to calmly dial 999 and alert the emergency services. That, or he got incredibly lucky while desperately trying to paw his way out.

Either way, once the police were called – they were spooked by the heavy breathing – they managed to burst into the empty house in West Yorkshire, and with the help of a neighbour scoured the house before finding George choking in the living room.

Neighbour Paul Walker, 41, heroically ripped the phone apart to wrench the wire from George's throat.

"Incredibly you could see where his paw print was on the phone to ring 999 — he literally saved his own life." He told The Sun.

"When the police came into the room and realised what had happened they burst out laughing.

Read the rest of the story at the link above!

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Guests Appearing on LFN Today:

Joe Luppino-Esposito - Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation

Chris Winn - Candidate for U.S. Senate

Larry Williams - Williams Brake, Tune, and Tire

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