LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chornicles, San Francisco Bureau) – When Manny Pacquiao meets Timothy Bradley, Jr. for the third time on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, he will be met by a picket line by the homophobic hate group Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).
WBC is known for its rhetoric against homosexuals and has staged pickets at many high-profile events, including funerals, espousing its belief that “God hates fags.”
So, why are the WBC members picketing Pacquiao when he is on their side?
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – A 7-year-old Chihuahua mix has filed a lawsuit in Nevada against an unnamed Las Vegas resort and casino hotel for fraudulent charges on her MasterCard.
In the complaint filed today in a Nevada district court, the dog, Robin, said in a sworn statement that she and her owner checked in at the hotel for a two-night stay for Christmas eve and Christmas day.
Soon after checkout, Robin received an email confirmation of the charges during her stay at the hotel. She was surprised to see unauthorized charges to her MasterCard, including a 12 percent tax, in-room coffee and resort fee.
Robin is not disputing the room fee of $75 per night, but was surprised about being charged tax, since she doesn’t file income taxes and won’t be able to claim the tax as a deduction.
She also claimed in her complaint that she was charged a resort fee of $30 per day plus tax, even if she did not use the swimming pool (and who does, on winter days?), gym, or the hotel’s wi-fi.
Robin was most upset about the coffee charge because she says she has adopted a caffeine-free diet for 7 years now.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – Winning the Miss Universe crown means one has to wear it for a full year until her successor is chosen. For reigning Miss Universe Paulina Vega of Colombia, she is refusing to give up her crown — at least not until January 24, 2016. She was crowned on January 25, 2015 in Doral, Florida.
This next Miss Universe will be crowned at the Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas on December 20, 2015 — a little more than a month short of a full year’s reign for Vega.
Per tradition, the outgoing Miss Universe transfers her crown to her successor during the pageant finals. Since Vega has decided to keep her crown, the Miss Universe organization had to order a second crown for the pageant winner this month.
This is the second time this year that Vega has refused to relinquish her crown. Earlier this year, former Miss Universe owner Donald Trump asked her to give up her crown after she had criticized and condemned the Republican presidential candidate for his comments about Mexicans and Mexican immigrants. Trump called her a hypocrite for holding on to her title while condemning the pageant owner.
Because Vega refuses to step down as the reigning queen, there will be no traditional farewell walk at the Las Vegas pageant. It would also mean that for 34 days after December 20, there will be two reigning Miss Universes!