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. TSA stands by pat-down (link)

The TSA is standing by their officers who forced a 95 year old woman to remove her adult diaper so they could perform their security measures. Here is the statement from the TSA:

"While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner," the federal agency said. "We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure."

Are freakin' kidding me? A 95 year old cancer patient is forced to be treated like this? I know some of you are against profiling, but do you really think she was that big of a threat? How about some common sense?

2. Violent video games and the Supreme Court (link)

By a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court struck down a California Law banning the sale or rental of video games to minors. According to the AP:

r children from buying or renting violent video games, saying government doesn't have the authority to "restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed" despite complaints that the popular and fast-changing technology allows the young to simulate acts of brutality.

On a 7-2 vote, the high court upheld a federal appeals court decision to throw out California's ban on the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Sacramento had ruled that the law violated minors' rights under the First Amendment, and the high court agreed.

"No doubt a state possesses legitimate power to protect children from harm," said Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the majority opinion. "But that does not include a free-floating power to restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed."

I think this was the right decision by the court. If parents don't like their kids playing violent video games, be a parent and don't let them play. Stop hoping for the government to come in and help you. By the way, I played video games as a kid and some of them were violent. I know the difference between right and wrong and don't buy the argument that video games hurt kids.

3. Michele Bachmann is in (link)

Michele Bachmann made it even more official yesterday by announcing that she is running for President. I heard the speech and thought it was pretty good. Afterwards, I went online and checked out the comments that people were making about her, and wow was it pathetic. Sure, there were some that disagreed with her but were nice about it. Others had just hateful comments and showed that to many out there, she will be Sarah Palin 2.0. Hateful and vulgar attacks thrown at her for no reason.

Something else that was interesting. On my Facebook page, a woman said that she didn't think a female President would be a good idea. She thought that a female President wouldn't be as respected around the world and that women tend to manage from an emotional view.


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.