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FLORIDA’S GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS: FANGATE!

Screen capture shows an electric fan underneath Governor Crist’s podium

Miami, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles) – A televised debate between the candidates for Florida governor was almost called off Wednesday night because of a fan. A fan fan.

As the debate coverage went live, neither incumbent Governor Rick Scott (R) nor challenger and former Governor Charlie Crist showed up on stage.  The moderating panel panicked.

Minutes later, Governor Crist took to the podium but the moderators announced that Governor Scott will not be participating in the debate because there was an electric fan underneath the podium designated for Crist.

Scott’s campaign insisted that per the agreed-upon debate rules, fans were not allowed on stage.

The Crist campaign, however, said that it was their understanding that what was prohibited were human fans or political followers of the candidates in the audience, and not electric fans on stage.

Scott eventually showed up and the debate went on as scheduled.

The debate will forever be known as fangate!

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NO ‘MISS UNIVERSE’ IN 2014; PHILIPPINES LOSES BID TO HOST POPULAR BEAUTY PAGEANT

miss-universe-2013-34dMiami, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles) – Last week, The Adobo Chronicles reported that the reign of Megan Young, current title holder of the Miss World Beauty Pageant, has been extended for one full year. Impressed by the Filipina beauty’s talent, eloquence and popularity, The Miss World Organisation announced that the Filipina Beauty has been asked to keep her crown until December 15, 2015.

Now, the Miss Universe Organization has also confirmed that there will be no Miss Universe Pageant this year.  The last pageant was held in Moscow, Russia, in November of 2013.  This means that the reigning Miss Universe, Venezuela’s Gabriela Isler gets to keep her crown for an extra two months — 69 days to be exact.

There were reports that the Philippines had put in a bid to host the 2014 Miss Universe Pageant in Cebu or Palawan, but it looks like that is not going to happen. The next pageant will be held in the City of Doral in Florida on January 18, 2015.

Doral, incorporated on June 24, 2003, is one of thirty-four municipalities in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Conveniently located just one mile from Miami International Airport and twelve miles from Downtown Miami, the city is home to approximately 50,213 residents.

In deciding on the City of Doral for the next pageant venue, Miss Universe Organization owner and president Donald Trump said that “I can’t risk having the pageant in the Philippines,” citing problems like government corruption, transportation and traffic nightmares, floods and the eruption of Mayon volcano. “This is not to mention Manila’s international airport being named as the worst airport in the world. My sponsors will not support the pageant under these circumstances,” Trump added.

There were rumors that Trump, because of financial issues, was getting ready to give up the Miss Universe Organization. It therefore makes sense not to have the pageant in a place and environment that would cost him a huge loss in sponsorship and revenue.

The big question remains: will the 2015 Miss Universe have a one-year reign, or fourteen months like Isler?

THE SECESSIONIST MOVEMENT IN THE U.S. MAINLAND

Aboard Air Force One — We all remember the months leading up to the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections when several states threatened to secede from the United States if Obama were re-elected president.  We all know what happened in the elections, but whatever happened to the secessionists? To this day, the secessionist movement has not died down and its proponents are still trying the gather enough signatures on their petitions to grant their respective states — Alabama, Texas and Florida — independence from the Union.

It now appears that the Obama administration is preparing for the inevitable secession by inviting renowned cartographers (people who draw maps) on the President’s occasional trips across the U.S. Mainland.  Confidential sources tell The Adobo Chronicles that no flight of  Air Force One is without cartographers, especially if the flight route includes Florida, Texas and Alabama.

In a leaked document which the National Security Administration seemed to have failed to stop, a “pre-emptive” map of the U.S. Mainland, drawn by the cartographers shows the U.S. Mainland without Florida and Texas.  President Obama was reportedly amused at how the map looks like without the two states.  The same confidential sources indicated that a second map found within the leaked document shows the U.S. Mainland without the state of Alabama, along with Texas and Florida.  The Adobo Chronicles was, however, unable to obtain a copy of the second map.  But here is the first map:

mapoIn a related development, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told the media he is standing by an aide, Jack Hunter, who is known for his pro-secession and pro-Confederate stance.  Paul’s comments follow a report from the conservative Washington Free Beacon about Hunter, who joined Paul’s office as social media director in 2012. Hunter worked with Paul on the 2011 book The Tea Party Goes to Washington. In his 20s, Hunter was the chairman of the League of the South, a group that “advocates the secession and subsequent independence of the Southern State from this forced union and the formation of a Southern republic,” according to the Free Beacon report.