Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Male members of The White House Press Corps have accused President Obama of sexism.
At today’s annual end-of-year press conference, President Barack Obama fielded reporters’ questions on the Sony cyber attacks, Cuba and other national and international issues.
After the 8th question, male members of the press corps noticed something they have never experienced before. Obama took questions only from female reporters.
This led the male reporters to accuse the President of sexism. “We are appalled that none of our male press corps members who raised their hands were called upon to ask their questions of Obama,” said Ed Henry of FOX News. “That is plain and simple disregard of the equality of the sexes,” he added.
As they said, you can’t have your cake and eat it too. But it looks like today, the women did. And the resulting news reports were fabulous!
Hollywood, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Following the U.S. Government’s confirmation that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, Hollywood actor James Franco announced that he was changing his name, effectively immediately.
The attack on Sony, conducted by a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace, exposed a number of embarrassing emails between producers and top executives at the movie studio. The group said it was targeting Sony because of its film “The Interview,” a comedy about a pair of American journalists sent to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Franco is one of the lead actors in the film. The other is Seth Rogen.
“I am changing my name for personal security reasons but also because I like the sound of “James Flacco,” Franco said. President Barack Obama referred to Franco as Flaccoat this morning’s White House press conference during which the president confirmed that the government of Kim Jong Un was responsible for the cyber attack against Sony.
Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Senator Rand Paul, the Republican junior senator from Kentucky is now the Democratic junior senator from Kentucky.
Paul officially left the GOP yesterday and pledged his allegiance to the party of the Donkey. It comes as no surprise to Democrats and many in Washington political circles who clearly saw this coming sooner than later.
The switch came shortly after Paul publicly declared his unequivocal support for President Barack Obama’s recent announcement seeking to re-establish diplomatic relations with and lift the 50-year-old embargo against Cuba. “The embargo obviously never worked,” Paul said, echoing Obama’s announcement two days ago.
Paul has been selectively choosing issues like the incarceration of men of color, voting rights, marijuana legalization, the prison industrial complex, and now Cuba — siding with the Democrats.
Although many believe that Hillary Clinton’s nomination as the Democrats’ standard bearer in the coming 2016 presidential elections is pretty much a foregone conclusion, a challenge to such nomination could be going in favor of the younger, Southern male and brunette senator.