Gingrich Would Ignore the Supreme Court, & 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.Ignoring the Supreme Court (link)
Should President Obama be allowed to ignore the Supreme Court if the court decides to rule against his health care mandate? If Newt Gingrich has his way, the answer would be yes.
Newt Gingrich says as president he would ignore Supreme Court decisions that conflicted with his powers as commander in chief, and he would press for impeaching judges or even abolishing certain courts if he disagreed with their rulings.
"I'm fed up with elitist judges" who seek to impose their "radically un-American" views, Gingrich said Saturday in a conference call with reporters.
In recent weeks, the Republican presidential contender has been telling conservative audiences he is determined to expose the myth of "judicial supremacy" and restrain judges to a more limited role in American government. "The courts have become grotesquely dictatorial and far too powerful," he said in Thursday's Iowa debate.
I understand how Gingrich feels. Judges can overreach. However, if we allow the President to simply ignore what the Supreme Court says, than aren't we hurting the system our Founding Fathers set up? I know some Republican's like Gingrich's stand, but what if Obama was to start saying the exact same thing Gingrich is? I don't think the GOP would like that too much.
2. Des Moines Register endorses Romney (link)
He may not win Iowa, but Mitt Romney sure has won some big endorsements. The latest to endorse Mitt Romney is the very influential Des Moines Register.
Sobriety, wisdom and judgment.
Those are qualities Mitt Romney said he looks for in a leader. Those are qualities Romney himself has demonstrated in his career in business, public service and government. Those qualities help the former Massachusetts governor stand out as the most qualified Republican candidate competing in the Iowa caucuses.
This is a very good endorsement for the Romney campaign and one that should help close the gap between he and Newt Gingrich. A gap that is already closing nation-wide according to a new Gallup Poll.
3. A new app (link)
Want the world, or at least your friend to know when you just had sex? There's an app for that!
Sharing apps such as Foursquare already let us share where we eat, drink and shop.
Now 'I Just Made Love' lets you log and GPS-tag your private life in just the same way - and, bizarrely, some people seem to want to.
The Android app has been downloaded 10,000 times, and rated five stars by dozens of users.
'Did you just make love? Or just want to check where people near you made love?' says the app.
'I just made love lets you do all that and more!'
The Android - and now iPhone - app lets you record where, when and even in what position you 'made love' - and then upload it to an online database - with your comments.
It's a fee app by the way. Not sure if this will be the next big app on the market or not and I hope they don't come out with a share on Facebook option.
These and many more topics coming up on Monday’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.