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Steven Seagal Becomes Deputy Sheriff, Apple Can Track Your Cheating Spouse, 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. Raising Cain (link)

There is another debate tonight for the Republicans and this one could be a big one. The latest polls show Mitt Romney and Herman Cain neck and neck. Governor Rick Perry is fading, but could get a bump with a good performance tonight. Speaking of poll numbers. If the election were held today, Herman Cain might beat Obama.

At the moment, the Georgia businessman is the only Republican with a lead of any kind over Obama, although former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has held a similar advantage several times and is currently trailing the president by just two points.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Cain attracting 43% support, while Obama earns 41%. Given such a matchup, eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate, and another eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Cain is tied with Romney for the lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Nobody else is even close at the moment.

2. Steven Seagal is the law (link)

No, I haven’t seen his TV show. In fact, I didn’t even know he had a TV show and really I don’t know whether this is scary or awesome, but it’s all true. Steven Seagal is now a Sheriff’s Deputy in Texas.

In case you haven’t been watching Steven Seagal: Lawman, a reality show that recklessly allows the faded action star to actually work as an officer of the law, Steven Seagal wants to make a damn difference.

However, things have been predictably bumpy. The biggest of these bumps ended up in Seagal being blamed for the death of a puppy. Ignoring this potentially important warning sign, he has just been sworn-in as deputy sheriff for Hudspeth County, Texas.

His main responsibility will be seeking out people trying to illegally cross the border from Mexico, not trying to stop terrorists. Sadly.

He personally contacted County Sheriff Arvin West about getting involved. ‘Mr Seagal is not in this for the celebrity or publicity,’ Sheriff West said. ‘He has a sincere passion for his country and he wants to do more to help. I think he will make a significant contribution to this office and to our community.’

Hey, why not?

3. Apple will find the cheater! (link)

I downloaded the ‘Find My Friends’ app over the weekend and yes, it can be used by people who want to stalk you. Or used by a spouse to catch the other spouse.

The lovely thing about this app is that you can follow people only if they’re happy to you to have you follow them. In this particular case, the poster–with the handle “ThomasMetz”–claims that he had suspicions about the happiness of his marriage. He had a few suspicions about his wife’s loyalty and activities. So he allegedly installed the app without happening to mention it.

In his words: “I got my wife a new 4S and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friends house in the east village. I’ve had suspicions about her meeting this guy who live uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there.”

No, she was allegedly not in the Meatpacking district. She was an uptown girl.

Yes, this might be a touching but made-up story of love gone astray. However, ThomasMetz then provided some screen shots (displayed here) in order to support his pain and, well, his legal case.

For he posted: “Thank you Apple, thank you App Store, thank you all. These beautiful treasure trove of screen shots going to play well when I meet her a$$ at the lawyer’s office in a few weeks.”

You’d think she would have known about the new little app.

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 kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.

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