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Chad’s Morning Brief: Susan G. Komen Thoughts & More

Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of February 6th, 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.

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1. Komen for the Cave (link)

The Susan G. Komen Foundation will go down in history for being one of the only organizations in the United States to enrage both the pro-choice movement and the pro-life movement within 24 hours. The Komen Foundation announced they would never bow to political pressure, but did so hours later.

Komen showed other organizations what not to do. Abortion, while not on the top of mind for voters, is still a heated debate and they placed themselves in a no win situation. If you want to blame someone, blame Komen. They are the ones who got into bed with Planned Parenthood. Whether those on the left admit it or not, Planned Parenthood is known for abortion services. Sure, the money Komen gives to Planned Parenthood may not go directly to abortion, but it does help fund the service.

If I have a budget of $30,000 that I have to divide between different areas and I get a donation to go into one area, I’m then able to take money I would have used for area A and move it to area B. That is what Planned Parenthood does with the money Komen gives them.

Again, Komen has been exposed and really the Pro-Life movement should be happy. The latest controversy has opened the eyes of many who had no idea what was happening with their money and where it was going.

The Komen Foundation should be careful moving forward. Their trendy marketing campaigns could backfire with people deciding to not support the charity any longer.

Komen has no one but themselves to blame on this. They were so close to doing the right thing, but retreated when the liberals in this country attacked.

Want to know more about where your money goes when you give your money to Komen? Read this article and really see how much your money funds Komen’s trendy pink movement. This paragraph shows why so many are turning against Komen even before their latest blunder.

She notes that as the group’s revenues doubled between 2004 and 2010, its allocation to research fell. (Sulik says the percentage of funds devoted to research fell from 23 percent to 16 percent during that period. Komen officials say the drop was from 29 percent to 21 percent.) By contrast, says Sulik, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation allocates 88 percent of its revenues to research.

What do you think?

2. Giants win

In a Super Bowl that I really wasn’t invested in, the New York Giants won. The game wasn’t as exciting as I had hoped, but oh well. I enjoyed some of the commercials including the VW/Star Wars, the sweet looking Acura ad with Seinfeld, and the Doritos/cat ad. What were some of your favorite?

3.  Iran, Israel, and the U.S.

President Obama keeps on saying that Israel hasn’t made up their mind on what to do about Iran. In fact, according to NBC, Obama says diplomacy is the preferred solution with Iran. Of course, with the United States being weak due to a weak President, Iran has decided to come out and say it’s time to kill all the Jews.

Remember when the United States was feared and respected? Remember when we had the backs of our friends? I can’t wait for those days to return.

4. Dumb story of the morning (link)

Teachers and Facebook

A New York teacher fired for posting snarky online comments suggesting her unruly students should drown can go back to the classroom, a judge ruled.

Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe last week overturned an administrative decision to boot Christine Rubino, who taught at PS 203 in Brooklyn, for posting “repulsive” comments on Facebook.

A blow to the city Department of Education, the ruling underscores the grueling process to fire teachers accused of misconduct or incompetence. Even after lengthy administrative trials, judges can reverse decisions either way, and prolong a costly battle.

“After today, I’m thinking the beach sounds like a wonderful idea for my 5th graders. I HATE THEIR GUTS! They are all the devils spawn!” Rubino wrote on Facebook on June 23, 2010.
She made the remarks one day after a 12-year-old Harlem girl, Nicole Suriel, drowned on a school trip to a Long Island beach.

When a Facebook friend asked, “oh you would let little Kwame float away!” Rubino posted in reply, “Yes, I wld not throw a life jacket in for a million!!”

While “offensive” and “repulsive,” the comments were posted outside the school building and after hours, Jaffe ruled.

The judge found no evidence that Rubino, frustrated by her students’ rowdy behavior, meant them actual harm or that the comments “affected her ability to teach.”

Teachers, just be smart when posting on Facebook. You might be 100% correct, but just be careful.

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These and many more topics coming up on today’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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