New York, NY (The Adobo Chronicles) – In her syndicated column Wednesday, conservative columnist Ann Coulter delivered what many consider to be the harshest judgment ever of the sport of soccer. Her piece comes right smack in the middle of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. She was obviously going for the ratings.
“No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans (referring to immigrants) will drop their soccer fetish with time,” Coulter began her sourgrape rant. She described any growing interest in soccer to be a sign of the nation’s moral decay.
She then continued by belittling soccer moms. “Liberal moms like soccer because it’s a sport in which athletic talent finds so little expression that girls can play with boys,” she said.
Well, it turns out that Coulter’s hatred for soccer began many years ago when she started dating men. Coulter has been engaged several times but never married. All her fiancés cancelled their engagement with her and left her for … young soccer single moms.
Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto blasted Republicans on Wednesday for preparing to file a federal lawsuit challenging the executive actions of President Barack Obama.
During an interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Cavuto belittled the effort as “an enormous waste of effort” and “a political football,” suggesting that President George W. Bush used similar executive authority. The segment devolved into a shouting match, with Cavuto laughing off Bachmann’s indignation about Obama’s use of executive powers.
Bachmann is not taking this on-air humiliation lightly. She is suing Cavuto and Fox News for “disrespecting a person of authority, violation of her freedom of speech, and for being called silly.”
Bachmann expressed shock that this happened on Fox News which she thought was on the side of Republicans, Tea Party members and conservatives. “That makes it all the more troubling,” she said.
Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It’s been almost eight months since the deadliest typhoon on record hit the Philippines, leaving more than 6,000 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.
Victims of Haiyan (Yolanda) are still struggling to put the pieces of their lives back together. Despite billions of pesos in international aid, many remain without roofs over their heads.
Meanwhile, in the nation’s capital, the government has unveiled a prototype jail cell for senators, congressmen, administration officials and others indicted or soon to be indicted in the 10 Billion-peso pork barrel scandal. Construction of these jail cells has reached fever pitch this week as the first two indicted senators surrendered to authorities – Senators Bong Revilla, Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada. A third senator, Juan Ponce Enrile, is expected to be issued a warrant of arrest shortly.
A ‘secret list’ of many other politicians implicated in the case is being held by the Justice Department. Investigations are ongoing.
The prototype cell comes with a comfy single bed with down mattress, a koa wood nightstand, bright blue drapes, sheets and pillow case imported from Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, a wall-mounted HDTV and an airconditioning unit. The window has no iron bars and looks out into either the parking lot or a courtyard. For security reasons, authorities did not show reporters the inside of the bathroom. Some speculated that it comes with a full shower and mini-jacuzzi.
The prototype cell was designed by a famous San Francisco-based Filipino American, Michael Martin Navarette Bello. Interviewed by The Adobo Chronicles, Bello said, “For the record, I had to adhere to very strict low budget guidelines and had in mind that the convicts were going to be there for life that is why it had a hospital feel.”