WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Still feeling overwhelmed by the 25 standing ovations received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his speech before the joint session of congress, House Speaker John Boehner announced today that he was sponsoring a bill that would re-design the flag of the United States. It was Boehner who invited Netanyahu without informing the Office of the President.
“It is clear that my Republican colleagues have a higher respect for Netanyahu than for President Obama,” Boehner said, ” so I think it is only appropriate that as a country, we adopt a new flag design that is in keeping with our admiration for Israel and its charismatic leader.”
“I really like the blue and white design of the Israeli flag over our traditional red, white and blue stars and stripes, he added, “so I am proposing that we adopt the Star of David design,” Boehner added. “Besides, a single star would symbolize unity among the American people.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – There has not been a clear frontrunner in the Republican nomination for president in the coming 2016 elections. Up until now.
Today, the Republican Party annointed their choice for president, saying they have finally found the man who could put up a strong challenge against the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.
That man is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Republican announcement came just minutes after Netanyahu delivered a speech before a joint session of Congress upon the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner. The speech was interrupted by 25 hysterical standing ovations from the Republican legislators, and Tea Partiers.
“Netanyahu embodies everything that the Grand Old Party stands for (which is nothing), and we are very confident that he can effectively lead this nation with the full blessing and cooperation from the Republican-controlled congress,” Boehner said.
Recognizing that only natural-born citizens can run for U.S. president, Boehner said he and his party will immediately call for a constitutional convention to amend the qualifications for candidates for president so that Netanyahu can be the party’s standard bearer in 2016.
Meanwhile, Netanyahu announced that he is withdrawing his troubled candidacy from the upcoming Israeli elections, saying that being president of the most powerful country on earth is much more appealing than being prime minister of Israel.
Los Angeles California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The producers of the internationally-syndicated reality show The X Factor have issued new rules on eligibility for contestants. Henceforth, only native-born citizens will be allowed to join the singing contest in the country in which the show is being held. Only native-born U.S. citizens for X Factor America, native-born Australian citizens for X Factor Australia,native-born Israeli citizens for X Factor Israel, and so on. The rules also state that both parents of the contestants must also be native-born citizens.
The decision came immediately after 15-year-old Marlisa Punzalan won the grand finals in this season’s X Factor Australia, beating fellow Australians Dean Ray and Brothers 3. Although Marlisa was born in Australia, both her parents were born in the Philippines.
Just months ago, a Filipina caregiver in Tel Aviv, Rose Fostanes, won the first X Factor Israel. Other Filipinos have figured prominently and became finalists in other reality singing competitions in the U.S., U.K., Bulgaria and other countries. Many will recall that Pinay singer Jessica Sanchez was runner-up in American Idol.
“We know Filipinos are among the best singers in the world, but we wanted to showcase other world talents and that’s why we have established X Factor in different countries outside of the U.S. or the U.K.,” the producers said.
The Philippines has its own X Factor syndicated show in Manila.