Thank You!

21 May

Got this from Linda Kay of CAKE last night:

“TASTY HASTY” charity cupcake

for KIDS CAFE

An anonymous donor has purchased

6 DOZEN TASTY HASTY” cupcakes.

The CAKE Ladies were asked to deliver the 6 dozen charity cupcakes to the teachers of Whiteside Elementary School on Albany Ave. just off Slide Road in Lubbock!

The Charity Cupcakes from CAKE are given in the name of Chad Hasty and KFYO radio.

This very generous anonymous person was listening to Chad Hasty of KFYO radio when he was talking about the recent Lubbock DJ who took money for a fake charity.  This person decided something should be done for a DJ and a small business (CAKE cupcakery) that are serious about helping children in need!

This generous person is a fan of the Chad Hasty Show, CAKE cupcakery, and the “TASTY HASTY” cupcakes! So, the decision was made to help us help feed the hungry children of the South Plains.

So one very deranged DJ has unwittingly set the kind hearted of Lubbock into action!

Ending hunger one child at a time.

100% of the sale of the TASTY HASTY charity cupcake goes to

KIDS CAFE of the South Plains Food Bank!

Linda Kay

806-698-6298
Cake by distianctive details
http://www.cakebydistinctivedetails.blogspot.com

A big THANK YOU to the listener out there who did this, and a big thank you to all listeners who purchase a TASTY HASTY on Friday’s. You are all making a difference out there and I thank you for it. Remember to go by CAKE and pick up a TASTY HASTY today as well as a few of their other cupcakes!

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DJ Scammer

20 May

We all like hearing about dumb criminals and I think it’s even better when there is a dumb criminal who gets busted that actually as the same career as you. That’s where this story kicks in. A local disc jockey, “Chuck Dakota”, was arrested this week for scamming listeners out of $26,000. I’ve honestly never heard of Chuck so I will just assume he was actually a DJ. He worked for one of the radio stations owned by RAMAR Communications.

According to KFYO News:

DJ Chuck Dakota, also known as Charles Joslin, is suspected of raising about twenty-six thousand dollars from listeners for two six year-olds with cancer whose father was killed in Iraq.

The story was fake, and Joslin, who worked with Ramar Communications in Lubbock, only took donations in cash.

Joslin, a Hale Center resident, faces theft charges, and is being held in the Lubbock County Jail on twenty thousand dollars bond.

According to KAMC, this guy also used RAMAR’s other stations to promote his charity. While I’d love to write about how stupid this guy is, I’m not going to. Why? Well it does go without saying doesn’t it? He was a moron who got caught.

My question is, how did this even happen? How did station management/ownership let this happen?

A little peek behind the curtain here. Just about everything we do on the air has to be approved. Rex Offenders? Approved. Appearances? Approved. Tasty Hasty Cupcake (which benefits the Kids Cafe)? Approved. Fake boycotts of towns/counties with an inferiority complex? OK, not approved but funny.

If I wanted to do something big, it would have to be approved by my boss and maybe even his boss. If one day I show up wanting to promote some charity and wanted to raise money for it, not only would my boss have to approve, but his boss and his bosses boss would have to sign on to the idea. In other words, we don’t just let it happen.

So where the hell was the station management and ownership at RAMAR? Are they just allowing their people to do whatever and take advantage of listeners? In my opinion RAMAR needs to fire whoever allowed this guy to scam listeners. That may not sound fair, but the station manager didn’t do his/her job until it was too late.

This is a bad story all around. The DJ is scum and the management at RAMAR obviously failed and was/is inept.

One of the things I’ve learned about the people of Lubbock is that when called upon, they will open their wallets for charity. I hope this doesn’t make even one person turn away from giving. Just a word of advice, always check out who you are giving to.

Time Off, but Back Now

17 May

So, I took a little time off but it’s time to get back into the swing of things here on the blog. Normally, I write a few paragraphs on how I feel about certain subjects but for this entry I’m just going to give nutshell opinions on a few subjects.

AZ Immigration Law– I’m fine with it. Feds weren’t doing their job and the bill just gives the same power that the feds already have to the local at state law enforcement officers.

City Council races– The Mayoral race went as I expected. Martin won but Cody Smart did well getting around 20% of the vote. Smart should be happy that he got 20% of the vote. He mainly campaigned on Facebook and got some protest votes as well. District 5 went as expected too with Karen Gibson winning. How will she do on the City Council? I have no idea. District 1… who cares. Sorry, but just over 1,000 people voted in that district and I’d be shocked to see over 800 vote in the run-off. I wouldn’t be surprised to see only 600 people vote actually. People in that district like to complain that the City never listens to them. Why should they? If you don’t show up to vote then you have no voice. If you don’t care about your own part of the city, don’t expect everyone else to care.

BP Oil spill– Lots of people to blame here. Sure it was an accident, but it’s coming out more and more that the Government didn’t do their job when it came to inspections. It was an accident and BP probably should have had some emergency plans instead of just using junk to plug up a hole. Should we stop drilling for oil? No, of course not. Should we continue to search for other energy sources? Yes.

Casino gambling in Texas– YES! YES! YES! Will casino’s solve the budget shortfall? No, but it couldn’t hurt. New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana all have casino’s and they all get many, many visitors from Texas. Think about it. All of that money could be staying here instead of going out of state.

Garza County/Post, Tx– Garza County is kinda screwing over the City of Lubbock. Never before has Garza charged for road crossings, but knowing that Lubbock HAD to do it, they got greedy and wanted money out of the big city. Hey, if I lived in Garza County I probably wouldn’t blame them, but I don’t live there. Lubbock is paying over $25,000 to Garza County so they will stop whining. 2 members of the Lubbock City Council voted against the contract, Beane and Leonard. Kudos to them. On Friday, Rex and I made some comments (tongue in cheek) about boycotting Garza County and I heard from the Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor of Post. The power of KFYO continues…

That’s about it for now. Check back later though, you never know what I’ll go off on next.

Frullo Defeats Griffin

13 Apr

The Lubbock GOP establishment has been rocked tonight. Not only did Charles Perry easily defeat Delwin Jones, but John Frullo has defeated Mark Griffin in a very close race.

Frullo gained momentum going into the primary election before the run off and it continued through today. The battle in District 83 may have overshadowed the Frullo/Griffin race, but people still paid attention and Frullo was able to get his message out to the voters.

I think Griffin’s attempt to paint Frullo as anti-teacher was the final nail in his campaign’s coffin. The voters saw through it and Griffin should have known better.

I supported John Frullo for the same reasons I supported Charles Perry in HD-83. I think Frullo and Perry will make a great team in Austin and will look out for the people. Just like I said in my previous entry, even though I supported Frullo, I will hold him accountable for his decisions.

This was a historic night in Lubbock and the South Plains. More on tomorrow’s show. John Frullo will be on LFN at 7am, tune in.

Perry Defeats Jones

13 Apr

(picture via lubbockonline.com)

Tea Party activist, Charles Perry, has shocked Republicans all over Texas tonight by defeating the oldest member of the State Legislature, Delwin Jones.

This was a huge win by Perry and one that will no doubt shake the establishment of the Republican party here in Lubbock. This win goes to show that the Tea Party is a force, not only in West Texas, but all over the country. I just wonder how many people in Lubbock who are the insiders in the party are worried tonight. If they aren’t, maybe they should be.

Those who could read between the lines could tell that there were forces within the GOP locally that wanted Perry to lose. Tonight should serve as a wake up call.

How did Charles Perry win tonight? Conservative values, being real, and Delwin Jones. Delwin Jones was his own worst enemy in the runoff election. The Zach Brady endorsement back fired which most of us saw coming, and the attack ads back fired as well. People didn’t trust Delwin or his views on HB 1403. It also didn’t help when Jones tried to convince people that Perry was as liberal as President Obama. That argument didn’t fly and the voters could smell the desperation from the Jones camp.

It’s been no secret that I was a fan of Charles Perry during the election. I supported Perry because of his views and because we needed to get good conservatives in Austin to fix the problems that are looming. Perry always came across genuine and someone who could work well with others while sticking to his guns.

However, that doesn’t mean I will go easy on Mr. Perry when he heads to Austin. As I do with all elected officials, I will hold him accountable and criticize him when it’s warranted. I encourage all Perry supporters to do the same.

I am glad that Charles Perry won this evening, and I think he will do an excellent job representing the people out here. With that said, I thank Delwin Jones for his service to our great state. I’ve only met Mr. Jones a few times, and each time he was very nice and understood why I had criticisms of his voting record. I wish Delwin Jones all the best as he heads back to Lubbock. Politics isn’t easy, and Delwin Jones has had a life of service to the people west Texas. Though some of us may disagree with his record, the next time you see him shake his hand and thank him for his service.

I’ll have more to say on this on Wednesday’s LFN. Charles Perry will be in studio at 8am on Wednesday, so tune in.

Mayor Tom Martin Endorses Delwin Jones?

7 Apr

Well, I hadn’t seen anything official on this, but according to the website for Delwin Jones, Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin has endorsed him. Martin has said many times on LFN that he’s the most conservative person out there. Well, that must not be true if he is in Delwin’s camp.

This won’t hurt Martin’s re-election chances, but I do think it will hurt him in the court of public opinion. Are you surprised that Martin endorsed Jones?

Below is a screen capture from the Delwin Jones website:

April’s Fool

1 Apr

Well it isn’t a joke, but we have found our first fool of April, and his name is Zach Brady. In my last blog post I wrote how I felt about Brady’s endorsement of Delwin Jones, and how Brady sold out his principles in order to probably get a political favor in the future.

This morning on LFN we discussed it even more and how Zach Brady is now a huge Delwin Jones fan. Many have picked up on this and it’s true, Brady is only looking out for his future. He isn’t conservative at all and he knows that Jones isn’t either. It’s also true that Brady would rather face Jones again in a couple of years instead of trying to run against Perry. If Charles Perry wins, he will be in Austin for a while and I don’t believe that Brady could beat him.

Many of the things that Zach Brady said yesterday were complete 180’s, but 1 statement had me wondering if he was thinking straight at all.

In Brady’s statement he said, “the viability of all of West Texas and of West Texas agriculture depends upon honest, steady representation, which cannot be subject to the whims of radical agendas or caught up in the movement of the moment.” (emphasis added by me)

Radical agendas? Is Zach Brady saying Charles Perry has a radical agenda? Yes, yes he really is. Charles Perry is part of the Tea Party movement, he’s a conservative, and a church deacon. What about those is part of Perry’s “radical agenda”?

If you read between the lines, and it’s easy to do so. Zach Brady is calling the Tea Party agenda (conservatism) RADICAL.

There are other people who think the Tea Party agenda is radical. Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, President Obama, and MSNBC are just a few.

This goes to show that Zach Brady was never about representing conservative West Texas. Only about serving Zach Brady. Brady can talk a good game, but don’t buy it.

Zach Brady also launched other attacks on the Perry campaign, accusing Perry of hiring a felon to run his campaign. Charles Perry told the AJ:

However, Perry denied the allegation, saying that his campaign manager, Jordan Berry, has never served in the Texas House, much less done prison time. As for the ethics violation, it was a mistake on reporting a contribution but was immediately corrected, he said.

In the same AJ article, Delwin Jones says:

“Whatever Zach brought up today falls under personal attacks, and I am not going to get involved in personal attacks,” he said. “I am just going to run on my merits.”

On the surface it seems as though that’s Jones backing away from Brady’s statement, but don’t be fooled. This is good cop, bad cop and we all know politics is dirty. Jones is trying to sound like the nice older statesman, but don’t buy it.

At the end of the day, Zach Brady has lost all credibility in Lubbock. He ran against Delwin Jones saying that Delwin wasn’t conservative enough, and it was time. Brady spent a lot of money against Jones, but came in 3rd and is bitter and angry. He knows he would have a shot at beating Jones in a couple of years or could get the endorsement of a retiring Jones. So what did he do? He sold out his so-called principles. He called Charles Perry’s agenda radical and if you read between the lines, he called the Tea Party agenda radical and a movement of the moment.

Don’t be fooled friends, Zach Brady is only looking out for himself. Not your “radical” conservative ways. And since Delwin Jones accepted Brady’s endorsement, do you really think he feels any different?

Zach Brady Endorses Delwin Jones

31 Mar

Bart Stupak would be so proud…

Obviously, Zach Brady didn’t mean it when he said that West Texas needs a good strong conservative voice in Austin.

This morning Zach Brady, who finished 3rd in voting, endorsed Delwin Jones in the runoff election between Jones and Charles Perry. This announcement took many by surprise, but not me. Brady is probably pretty bitter towards Perry right now, and his campaign went from getting a good conservative elected to anyone but Perry.

Brady spent a lot of money trying to beat Jones and came in 3rd place. Pretty embarrassing for a guy who wanted to keep moving up in the political arena. Charles Perry was the no-name candidate who came out of no where and came pretty close to getting more votes than Jones. You can see why Brady would be bitter.

A while back I wrote and even said on the air that while I agreed with Zach Brady on some issues, there was just something about him that I couldn’t trust. He was like that used car salesman trying to sell you really hard on a car that he knows is screwed up. I’ve always thought that I could read someone. I’ve even had friends tell me that I’m good at sizing people up. Well, looks like I was right again.

Zach Brady has just endorsed someone who goes against many of the principles that Zach ran on. Brady said that Jones wasn’t the strong conservative voice. But, now he is? Brady’s campaign slogan was “It’s Time”, so what changed? It’s not time anymore for new leadership? During Brady’s campaign it was all about getting Delwin out, so what changed?

Oh that’s right. Zach Brady lost. So now it’s time for Zach Brady to sell out his principles in hopes of getting something in return in the future. Bart Stupak would be so proud.

I wonder if all the supporters who donated to the Brady campaign feel cheated? I would. You donated to a guy who just sold out conservatives. Want your money back?

There was a reason why some of us weren’t sold on what Zach Brady was saying. We weren’t fooled and today we aren’t asking for our money back.

We will have more on this on Thursday’s LFN.

Neugebauer Shouted…

22 Mar

This from Congressman Randy Neugebauer’s office:

NEUGEBAUER STATEMENT ON HEALTH CARE FLOOR DEBATE

“Last night was the climax of weeks and months of debate on a health care bill that my constituents fear and do not support.  In the heat and emotion of the debate, I exclaimed the phrase ‘it’s a baby killer’ in reference to the agreement reached by the Democratic leadership.  While I remain heartbroken over the passage of this bill and the tragic consequences it will have for the unborn, I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself.

“I have apologized to Mr. Stupak and also apologize to my colleagues for the manner in which I expressed my disappointment about the bill.  The House Chamber is a place of decorum and respect.  The timing and tone of my comment last night was inappropriate.”

Congressman Neugebauer appeared on LFN this morning but did not discuss this. Podcast available at www.chadhasty.com

**UPDATE** Video HERE

2 Idiots 1 Newspaper

19 Mar

On lubbockonline there are 2 Letters to the Editor this morning dealing with the Homeless Committee that was shot down by the Lubbock City Council. I’ve talked about this before and I still believe it would have been a waste of time to put together a committee to study the homeless problem in Lubbock. The committee was only going to meet once every three months and what exactly where they going to do? What is there to study? We don’t need to build a shelter or spend any money, so what’s the point?

Well 2 people with really big hearts wrote letters to the editor today. Here is the first one:

Homeless study rejection criticized

The article “Lubbock council rejects committee on homelessness” (A-J, Feb. 26).

If studying the plight of homelessness here put money in the city coffers, they’d be on it like white on rice. (I do acknowledge the compassionate support of Linda LeDeon, Floyd Price and Todd Klein.)

City government’s intense response to the recent airport problem was prompted by the loss of landing fees during the disruption. Money talks.

It sickens me to realize I live in a community whose management is dictated by the pocketbook and not the heart.

Give me a break. Foisting this problem on churches and non-profits whose resources are stretched to the breaking point is callous and irresponsible.

This is our problem.

I invite the mayor and the dissenting Council members to spend onewinter’s night outside scrambling for shelter.

WENDY THOMSON/Lubbock

I’m sure Wendy is a nice woman, but she is wrong on this. Personally, I’m glad I don’t live in a city where our leaders make decisions based on their hearts. That’s not how you run a business. I’m sure my bosses would love to pay me millions of dollars a year because they have big hearts, but they also run a business and can’t go bankrupt. Also, it’s not their pocketbook… it’s ours. Democrats don’t understand this for some reason. It’s not the Governments made up play money. It’s our tax money. By the way, the city already gives over a million dollars a year to fight the homeless problem so it’s not just the Churches and non-profits dealing with it. And not all non-profits are stretched too thin.

Here is letter #2:

Provide empty building for homeless

The article “Lubbock council rejects committee on homelessness” (A-J, Feb. 26).

We should get on our knees tonight and thank God there but for the grace of God go I. Or it could be a family member or friend.

Don’t say it couldn’t happen to you. Thousands in other states have lost their homes and jobs. Not one of them saw that coming. Don’t ever tell me Lubbock doesn’t have an empty building somewhere. The homeless could move in, fix it up themselves, cook, clean, etc.

I know of no one who wouldn’t be willing to donate their time, money, clothes, food, etc. They aren’t asking for a Bill Gates’ home.

How can anyone take their pets to the veterinarian, feed them and house them without thinking about the homeless?

All the Councilmen should go without a bath for a week and go without food for three days. Give them a little taste of what it’s like.

One day when Jesus returns, there won’t be anyone homeless, hungry, sick and thinking nobody cares.

Thank God for all the great churches and charities. Shame on all of us.

FRANCES ESLINGER/Whitharral

A couple of points here. First, the city doesn’t own every vacant building in Lubbock. Even if the city gave a building to the homeless, who is going to pay the bill for the upkeep?  Second, when I feed my dog or take her to the vet, I never think of the homeless. Call me cold-hearted but pets and the homeless have nothing to do with each other.

I wonder if these two ladies open up their homes for the homeless?