Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of February 3rd, 2012. Give us your feedback below and tune in to Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty for these and many more topics from 6-9 am.



1.Obama Targets the Black Vote (link)

Let's go ahead and pretend Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee. What would be the reaction if he launched a campaign tactic called, "Whites for Romney"? Okay lefties, stop with the "it's called the GOP LOL!!!" answers and just think about it. Romney along with other Republicans would call it racist. Al Sharpton and other black "leaders" would be up in arms.

If Obama was to do something similar though, all is okay right?

Obama, on behalf of his reelection campaign, announces their strategy to court African-American voters, a voting bloc that he heavily secured during his first run. In 2008, Obama received 95% of the black vote. Obama's campaign statement is below.

Today, we're announcing the 2012 launch of African Americans for Obama.

There's no better time than African American History Month to consider the tremendous progress we've made through the sacrifice of so many—or a better time to commit to meeting the very real challenges we face right now.

Visit for more information about all the ways you can get involved—from attending HBCU organizing workshops to becoming a Congregation Captain—and say you're ready to keep making history. Thanks, and see you out there.

So Obama, who has done nothing good for blacks since being in office and actually has hurt the black population, is targeting the black aka African-American vote. Unbelievable! I thought race didn't matter Mr. President? I don't think MLK would be too pleased with you at all. African-Americans for Obama? Give me a break. Under this President, more blacks are unemployed. More blacks are on food stamps.  If I had to bet though, Obama will still pull 93% of the black vote. Again, just a wild guess.

2. Trump Endorses Romney

I really don't care about celebrity endorsements, but I know some of you do. Yesterday, Donald Trump shocked some of the media and endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination. Some media outlets were reporting that he would endorse Gingrich, but DRUDGE got it right. According to FOX News:

Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday, saying he's impressed by the Republican candidate's debate prowess and believes he could easily beat President Obama in November.

"Mitt is tough. He's smart. He's sharp. He's not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love," Trump said in Las Vegas, telling the candidate to "go out and get 'em."

Part of me wonders if Gingrich's anti-wealth rhetoric aimed at Romney had anything to do with Trump deciding to back Romney.

3.  Super Bowl on Sunday.

Our sister station SportsRadio 1340 The FAN will be carrying the Super Bowl on Sunday. If you are like me though, you will be at a party enjoying the game with friends. Earlier in the week, the USA Today gave some party tips. It was a detailed list. Here is mine.

  • Good seating options. Too many people and not enough comfortable seats is never a good thing.
  • If people are paying attention to the game, don't try and talk to them. Seriously, don't.
  • Food. Better to have too much than too little. Have snack items and if you choose, grill. For those that want to know, at the party my wife and I are going to we will have: Queso, BBQ cocktail weenies, burgers, and brats.
  • Drinks. Have people chip in and enjoy a nice beverage of your choice.
  • Room temp. Look, I know it's winter but if you get a lot of people in a room the temp will go up and people won't be happy.
  • Adequate TV size. This matters.
  • Finally... Have it at someone's house besides yours! Think about it, little clean-up and you can leave when you want. Just make sure you take something.

4. Dumb story of the morning (link)

War on Valentine's Day begins

A school near Boston is asking parents to forgo the sweet treats typically exchanged by students on Valentine’s Day this year and opt for trading origami instead, reported.

The principal of Horace Mann School sent an email to parents of students asking that they not send their children to school with candy and chocolates because of an overflow of treats last year, the station reported.

“This year, as children decorate cards, write poems, and send notes, I am asking that parents eliminate sending candy, treats and snacks as part of the gift giving tradition,” the email reads.

Emily Norton, who runs the blog, told the station that last year’s exchange was “hell” because of the excessive amount of sweets consumed at school. She said it made her job harder as a parent to have her kids consuming so much sugar at school.

Some parents, however, say the school is overreaching in its new policy.

The email noted that the sweets exchange runs counter to the school’s policy of not sharing food, in addition to the physical education teacher’s efforts to guide children to healthy choices.

Students are encouraged to exchange less-traditional offerings along with cards and notes, such as stickers, pencils, erasers, stamps, bookmarks and “some sort of craft like origami,” according to the email.

Sometimes I think about how great kids have it in schools now with technology and everything. This type of story reminds me we had it pretty damn good too, but for other reasons.

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