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. Bachmann picks up and endorsement (link)

Not everyone leaves Las Vegas empty handed. Some roll the dice and pick up something nice and that's just what Michele Bachmann has done. According to NBC, Wayne Newton was thinking about supporting Rick Perry, but was turned off by Perry's attacks on Romney during the debate. Even though Newton thought Romney won the debate, his endorsement went somewhere else.

Later in the night, though, he appeared to change his tune again, appearing with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Fox News' "On the Record."

With his arm around the Minnesota congresswoman, he told Fox's Greta Van Sustren, "I will support this beautiful lady as long as she wants to go."

“I watched the entire debate, and I don’t have to tell you how proud I was of this lady because not only did she hold her own, but she kind of stood alone and I’m not talking about being female,” Newton said. “I’m talking about the wonderful things and views that she has for America.”

Bachmann was happy to accept Newton's endorsement. "Hey, why not?" she said. "We'll take support everywhere we can, and it doesn't get better. This is a picture of America right here. This is like John Wayne, Wayne Newton, so I'm just thrilled."

2. Fraud (link)

This story will just make you angry.

The California man who lives part of his life as an “adult baby” and collects Social Security disability payments says the federal agency has cleared him of wrongdoing and will continue sending checks.

Stanley Thornton Jr. now wants an apology from Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who called for the benefit review because the investigation disrupted the final months of life for his roommate Sandra Dias, who playacted as his mother, spoon-feeding him and helping him into his baby clothes until her death in July.

“We recently reviewed the evidence in your Social Security disability claim and find that your disability is continuing,” the agency said in an August letter that Mr. Thornton posted on the website he maintains to document his adult baby lifestyle.

This freak gained prominence after appearing on the TV show "Taboo". In the show you see this guy act like a baby but also able to build stuff and go out looking normal. Why is he getting social security? I don't care what the government says, this guy is a fraud.

3. Drunkorexia (link)

And here is something else that college kids are doing. Sorry, that stupid college kids are doing.

"Drunkorexia" — combining the worst aspects of binge drinking and eating disorders — is a condition by which college students skip meals to control their weight, saving both money (and calories) they can then use to drink. A new study from the University of Missouri found that 16 percent of college students engage in the practice, including three times as many females as males. Sound dangerous? It is. Here's what you need to know:

What's the appeal?
By avoiding food and the money it costs, drunkorexics are able to get drunk more easily and buy more alcohol.

These and many more topics coming up on Thursday’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.