Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of November 13, 2012. Give us your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11 am.

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1. John Kerry and Susan Rice (link)

Just when you thought the Obama Administration couldn't get more incompetent, this comes out from the Washington Post:

President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.

Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Seriously? Is this a Saturday Night Live joke? John Kerry as Defense Secretary? Susan Rice, the person who first lied to the American people about Benghazi, as Secretary of State. Republicans need to fight this.

2. Tommy Tuberville

Tuber-Gate was all over the airwaves yesterday here in Lubbock. Texas Tech Head Football Coach Tommy Tuberville apologized to Tech fans for his outburst this past Saturday when he yanked the headset off of a graduate assistant. Afterwards the Big 12, knowing they had to do something, basically sent Tuberville a strongly worded letter. According to

Earlier today, Texas Tech Football head coach Tommy Tuberville apologized for his outburst on the sideline during last Saturday’s game against Kansas. After a botched 4th down play, Tuberville yanked the headset off of graduate assistant Kevin Oliver.

Well, just a few hours later, the Big 12 Conference issued a public reprimand concerning Tuberville’s actions. USA Today caught up with Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, who issued the reprimand. “I think it warrants that kind of treatment from the conference,” Bowlsby said. “I guess I’d be less than forthright if I didn’t acknowledge we will be keeping a careful eye on it going forward.”

I don't know how we as Tech fans will move on past this dark day in Texas Tech history. Years from now we will all be haunted by the image of a football coach getting angry and yanking off a headset. As someone who wears headphones for a living, I'm not sure how this traumatic event will effect me. When I close my eyes, I keep seeing the image of those headphones... and a hat hitting the ground.

I really feel bad for the children. Those young children that had to see the horror on TV and of course in person. How will their lives change in light of what we all saw on Saturday? For years football has been void of violence, dirty words, emotion, and yelling. Coach Tuberville with a simple yank of a headset changed the football landscape forever. Never again will football be about participation over competition.

Sure, it wasn't a slap or a punch as many have said but the impact is all the same. A football coach angry at a botched play. I'm not sure how we, the Red Raider family, will move on but as the days go on it will get easier. Time heals all wounds.

3. 25 Thousand (link)

It really doesn't mean much, but the petition to let Texas secede from the U.S. will be reviewed by the White House. According to the Houston Chronicle:

Well, Texas, you have done it.

As of 3:40 p.m. ET, more than 25,000 Texans have already signed the petition on The White House website to let Texas peacefully secede from United States of America and “create its own NEW government.”


According to The White House, the petition must reach 25,000 signatures within 30 days in order to be considered.

“If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response,” explains the website.

People from 19 other states have also petitioned the White House to let their state secede. Will anything come of it? No. It's a bit interesting though.

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