Herman Cain Slams Perry, Fat Tax, 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. Is Rick Perry insensitive? (link)
The race card is now being played by… Herman Cain. In an interview with FOX News, Cain said that Rick Perry is insensitive towards black people.
Following a Washington Post report that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry’s family hunting camp in Texas once had the word “Niggerhead” painted on a large rock at its entrance, the Perry campaign is scrambling to control the damage.
Perry insists that his father painted over the offensive word on the Fourth of July weekend of 1983 or 1984, as soon as his family began leasing the property, and his campaign communications director Ray Sullivan pointed out in a statement that Perry’s family never actually owned the West Texas property.
“A number of claims made in the story are incorrect, inconsistent and anonymous, including the implication that Rick Perry brought groups to the lease when the word on the rock was still visible,” he said. “The one consistent fact in the story is that the word on a rock was painted over and obscured many years ago.”
Fellow Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who is now neck and neck with Perry, according to a recent Fox News poll, took the opportunity on Sunday to call Perry “insensitive” for his handling of the situation.
“There isn’t a more vile, negative word than the ‘n word,’ and for him to leave it there as long as they did is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country,” he said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”
Political strategists say the racially-charged hunting camp controversy and Cain’s criticism of Perry could potentially be a big problem for the Texas Republican’s campaign as he tries to prove his electability against President Obama.
2. Worlds first ‘Fat Tax’ (link)
Denmark is the first country in the world to have a ‘Fat Tax’.
Denmark has introduced what’s believed to be the world’s first fat food tax, applying a surcharge to foods with more than 2.3 percent saturated fats, in an effort to combat obesity and heart disease.
Danes hoarded food before the tax went into effect Saturday, emptying grocery store shelves. Some butter lovers may even resort to stocking up during trips abroad.
The new tax of 16 kroner ($2.90) per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of saturated fat in a product will be levied on foods like butter, milk, cheese, pizza, oils and meat.
I can see this coming to the United States at some point actually.
3. Vanishing students (link)
Alabama has a new immigration law that has been held up by the courts. So happens? Naturally, parents yank their kids out of school.
Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.
Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid that sending the kids to school would draw attention from authorities.
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.