Category Archives: Politics

NEW TWEET THE FINAL STRAW FOR ANTHONY WEINER

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.

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JOINT CNN-FOX NEWS POLL SHOWS ALL-WOMEN FIELD FOR 2016 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

Clinton
Clinton

Atlanta, Georgia – A joint CNN and FOX News poll shows a sharp shift in American voter preference for the 2016 presidential elections.  A huge  majority of the 10,000 likely voters polled from acoss the 50 states are now gravitating towards women. Republicans and Democrats alike have chosen an all-women field for their top three choices for the next U.S. president.  While the 4th and 5th places on both the Republican and Democrat sides were men,  the poll numbers were too insignificant and way below the 3% margin of error.  CNN and Fox chose not to reveal the names of the potential male candidates because the networks would not want to embarrass them. Not surprisingly, there was a 3-way tie in the Republican poll. Here are the poll results:

DEMOCRATS:                                                            REPUBLICANS:

1. Hillary Clinton, 45%                                        1. Sarah Palin, 33.33%

2.  Elizabeth Warren, 40%.                                  2. Michelle Bachmann, 33.33%

3. Caroline Kennedy, 14.9 %.                              3.  Jan Brewer, 33.33 %

Top: Palin, Bachmann; Bottom: Brewer, Kennedy, Warren
Top: Palin, Bachmann; Bottom: Brewer, Kennedy, Warren

The CNN-FOX News poll did not pit the Republican and Democrat candidates against each other. “That will be for the next poll,” a joint statement from the two networks said.

OBAMA VOWS TO REDUCE PORK BARREL SPENDING

obamaWashington, D.C. – Facing criticism for the country’s turtle-paced recovery from the recession and continued budget woes that put him in a never-ending fierce battle with Republican legislators, President Barack Obama today vowed to use all available powers bestowed upon the presidency to significantly reduce pork barrel spending.  U.S. legislators have consistently used pet projects in their constituent areas as a negotiating tool in federal budget battles.  The most memorable pork barrel projects were Alaska’s “Bridge to Nowhere,” and Boston’s Big Dig (Central Artery/Tunnel Project).

Asked by members  of the White House Press Corps about specifics of his plan, President Obama said he will propose to Congress a new legislation that would limit the U.S. government’s importation of Ibérico pork.  The Ibérico pig is an indigenous species that is only found in the Iberian peninsula.  The superb quality of the meat from the Ibérico pig is brought about by the climate, its freedom to roam outdoors and its diet.  It is often fed on acorns which gives the meat its wonderful nutty flavor.  The price of Ibérico pork commands a very high price in the world market, costing as much as $100 per pound, or approximately $20,000 per barrel.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture did not return calls from The Adobo Chronicles seeking information on how many barrels of the pork the country imports each year from Spain.

porkApparently, only Ibérico pork is served in the basement cafeterias of the Senate and House of Representatives Buildings on Capitol Hill, as well as during state banquets hosted by the White House. President Obama urged Congress to swiftly pass his proposed legislation cutting down on pork barrel importation.  “I am confident we can pass this legislation in a bi-partisan manner,” the President added.