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imageSan Francisco, California – Hundreds of thousands of San Franciscans are expected to gather in front of the Port of San Francisco building on Saturday to protest the new sign recently put up by the San Francisco Ports Authority.

The sign on the facade of the building, just beneath the iconic clock tower, reads “Port of San Fran.” Native San Franciscans — whose numbers are dwindling — as well as those who currently live, or have lived,  in the City by the Bay, have always found certain references to San Francisco extremely offensive.    These references include “San Fran,” “Frisco,” and “Sanfo.”  It’s like calling Los Angeles “Lala Land,” protest organizers said.

The Port’s communications office said that the new sign was put up to make the building marker “more sexy.” ” Besides, most tourists fondly call the city San Fran anyway, so we didn’t see anything wrong with the new sign,” a Ports official whose first name is Fernando, said. “People call me ‘Fern’ all the time, and it doesn’t offend me,” he added.

Meanwhile, residents of a relatively unknown city in Texas, are planning a related protest in front of their City Hall, demanding that “Frisco” be totally dropped from all references to San Francisco. The name of the Texas city is Frisco.


imageMoscow, Russia – Vodka is to Russia while apple pie is as American as it can get.   In recent weeks, many U.S. gay bars have boycotted vodka in protest of the Russian government’s increasing crackdown on homosexuality. This, despite the fact that vodka companies in the U.S. have been supportive of many U.S. gay events , including Pride festivities across the country.

In retaliation, restaurants and bakeries throughout Russia have agreed to ban all sales of apple pie in the country. The news was upsetting to the states of Washington, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia, the top six apple producers in the U.S.image

The Ohio-based General Mills, makers of the popular baking and pie product line Pillsbury, has not returned calls from The Adobo Chronicles for comment but is reportedlly preparing a media statement to be officially released tomorrow. General Mills is expected to address the issue on whether the Russian boycott of apple pie will affect its business.

Meanwhile, nationwide sales of Coors beer, once the target of a gay boycott, have registered a 150% increase since the vodka boycott was announced.


weinerNew York City – As New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner continues to fight to stay in the race, a newly-released tweet obtained by The Adobo Chronicles is said to be the final straw in the former Congressman’s sexting scandal.

The controversial tweet, contained the phrase, “Call me maybe, baby” with a link to a self portrait of Weiner with no clothes on except for his smartphone barely covering his frontal private parts.  There was one big problem with this tweet.  He mistakenly sent it to “@lesbiebaby.”  On the receiving end of this tweet was Christine Callaghan Quinn, the first female and first openly- gay current Speaker of the New York City Council,  another candidate for mayor.

Christine Quinn
Christine Quinn

In the latest poll, Quinn is the frontrunner and Weiner has dropped from first  to fourth place.