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