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. Christie endorses Romney (link)

Many in the GOP wanted him to run, but instead Chris Christie has decided to back Mitt Romney for

President. The endorsement could mean millions of dollars will start flowing towards Romney soon.

Christie's support -- which was considered to be coveted among the GOP field -- could come with his network of donors and admirers.

He has won national appeal among Republicans for being a brash, no-nonsense first-term governor who faced down the powerful teachers union and slashed the budget.

Perry's campaign said in a statement that he "has the utmost respect" for Christie "and looks forward to his help unseating President Obama next year."


2. 53% (link)

In response to the 99% campaign launched by Occupy Wall Street, some conservatives have now launched the 53%.

Conservative activists have created a Tumblr called “We are the 53 percent” that’s meant to be a counterpunch to the viral “We are the 99 percent” site that’s become a prominent symbol for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Tumblr is supposed to represent the 53 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes, and its assumption is that the Wall Street protesters are part of the 46 percent of the country who don’t. “We are the 53 percent” was originally the brainchild of Erick Erickson, founder of, who worked together with Josh Trevino, communications director for the right-leaning Texas Public Policy Foundation, and conservative filmmaker Mike Wilson to develop the site, according to Trevino.

So, are you part of the 53%?

3. Free classes! (link)

Many of the Occupy Lubbock/Occupy Wall Street crowd wants free tuition. Well, this isn't an answer to that, but here are some free classes being offered on the internet. Personally, I think these free classes are pretty cool. It gives people something to do with their free time and you learn something. Check out the link above.

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