WASHINGTON D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Each year, tbe President of the United States pardons a pair of turkeys, saving them them from ever being butchered and served for the American Thanksgiving Dinner.
Each year, some 46 million turkeys are killed.
Donald Trump is changing this presidential tradition. In addition to pardoning Wishbone and Drumstick (pictured), he has also signed an executive order pardoning an additional 4 million turkeys.
’Pardoning 2 turkeys won’t make any impact, so I’m going for 4 million instead. That’s about ten percent of all turkeys killed each year in America,’ Trump told The Adobo Chronicles.
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – At about this time of year, the President of the United States pardons a couple of turkeys and saves them from being butchered for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
But leave it to San Francisco activists to do much, much more. They want to totally ban Thanksgiving dinners that feature turkeys and ham.
In a protest action at San Francisco’s Westfield Mall (of course, at the food court), the activists declared that turkeys (and pigs) are not food. “Eating them is violence,” they said.
But how about the other living creatures like chicken, cows and fish? Or flies and roaches? They, too, have rights.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Sinigang, the tamarind-based sour soup which is one of the mainstays of Philippine cuisine, has an acquired taste, and both U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau don’t like it.
But it was on the menu during the welcome gala dinner attended by world leaders attending the ASEAN Summit in Manila. So Trump and Trudeau were famished after the gala dinner.
But no worries, Trump ordered his security detail to go fetch him some McDonald’s burger and fries, while Trudeau ventured into one of Manila’s Jollibee fastfood restaurants to pick up some chicken joy.
All’s well that ends well.