WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – The 114th Congress convenes today amid criticism that its members continue to be overwhelmingly male and white.
To be fair, the new Congress has more women and minorities than any other before it. There are now 96 racial minorities and a record 104 women, and for the first time in history, both parties will include both male and female African-American members.
“While it is true that the new Congress is still overwhelmingly male, I disagree that it is overwhelmingly white,” Boehner said. “I am the best proof. I don’t consder myself white. I’m orange,” the embattled speaker added.
Boehner told The Adobo Chronicles that if reelected speaker, he will mandate that all white members of Congress get a dark tan or wear dark makeup, preferrably orange.
CHICAGO, Illinois (The Adobo Chronicles) – The same U.S. airline that started the ‘economy plus’ seats in its aircraft main cabin is about to take back that extra legroom in favor of ‘economy minus’ seats — for half the airfare.
UNITED Airlines (UAL) started offering its economy plus seats with more legroom some 15 years ago for passengers willing to pay extra as well as to reward its frequent fliers.
Beginning on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015, UAL passengers will have the option to book economy minus seats for a 50% discount. These seats will have 50% less legroom compared to the already cramped regular economy seats. Furthermore, the economy minus seat backs will not recline and there will be no tray tables that fold down for meals or to set laptops and other portable devices on.
“It’s a win-win situation, ” a UNITED spokesperson said. “Passengers will see significant savings, and UAL will be able to increase the number of seats and generate more revenue.”
The Adobo Chronicles learned that non-alcoholic beverages and peanuts will still be complimentary, but economy minus passengers purchasing meals on board will have to set their food on their laps. UNITED will not be responsible for food items that may fall off passenger laps in the event of unexpected turbulence.
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LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Los Angeles Staples Center on February 8, 2015. It will be broadcast live at 8pm Eastern on CBS.
Leading the impressive list of nominees this year is American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor. Her song and album, ‘All About That Bass,’ was nominated ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year.’
The song , released on June 30, 2014 , was co-written by Trainor and Kevin Kadish, and produced by Kadish. Trainor and Kadish’s body image issues during adolescence served as the inspiration for the song. As of December, 2014, it has sold over four million copies.
During the Grammy Awards night, Trainor will not be performing her nominated song. Instead, she has invited a Filipino street performing group – Chubbeyonce and Team ASPO – to do the honors.
Trainor and Kadish stumbled upon a cover of their song by this Filipino group on YouTube. They were both so impressed, and the rest is history.