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MIKE HUCKABEE CHIPS AWAY AT DONALD TRUMP’S MEDIA MONOPOLY

Huckabee, left, and the rainbow Doritos chips
Huckabee, left, and the rainbow Doritos chips

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Donald Trump launched his bid for the Republican  presidential nomination by waging war against Mexicans and immigrants and it has paid off for him and his campaign. He continues to surge as the frontrunner in the polls, way ahead of his GOP co-candidates.

Mike Huckabee is fast catching on, however, and may finally be chipping away on Trump’s monopoly on media coverage.

First, Huckabee jumped on the national controversy regarding Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in violation of a court order.  Upon her release from county prison, Huckabee stood by Davis’ side and proclaimed that the courts and others are engaged in an attack against Christian values.

Now, Huckabee is attacking Doritos, makers of tortilla and other kinds of chips, and he is getting the media attention he has been seeking.

After Frito-Lay this month said it would mail rainbow-colored Doritos chips to consumers who donate money to the It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit helping the  LGBT community, Huckabee went on the offensive against the snack-maker.

In a letter sent to Frito-Lay on Tuesday, Huckabee said Dan Savage, the man behind the group benefiting from the bags, has for years made “very hateful and vulgar comments toward Christians” and called “for violence and injury to people he disagrees with.”

The letter follows one he sent four days earlier in which Huckabee first asked Frito-Lay to stop raising money for Savage’s project.  The chip maker has not responded to either letter.

So far, the only apparent response Huckabee was getting was news that Doritos has sold out all of its rainbow-colored chips and has a long back-order list that it is trying to fulfill.

(There is also some unconfirmed news that the state of California is in short supply of avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole which goes perrfectly with Dorito chips.)

It is a win for Doritos and the LGBT community, but it is a loss for Trump who is on the losing end of Huckabee’s media-grabbing antics.

Is this the beginning of the end for Trump?

KIM DAVIS, MIKE HUCKABEE TURN TO KICKSTARTER TO RAISE $1.2 MILLION

CaptureSALISBURY, North Carolina (The Adobo Chronicles®) — The band Survivor has filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against Kim Davis and Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee over the unauthorized use of its hit song “Eye of the Tiger.”

Davis, the Rowan County clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was released Tuesday morning, after serving six days in prison, to the sound of Survivor’s classic song “Eye of the Tiger.” The theme song from the movie “Rocky III” played in the background as she, her husband, and Mike Huckabee celebrated her freedom in front of cheering supporters.

The lawsuit is just one more problem for Davis, but a much bigger one for the former Arkansas governor in as far as his presidential campaign is concerneed. Huckabee is not only doing poorly in the polls but in campaign fundraising as well.  This past quarter, he reported raising only $2 million, which could be instantly wiped out if the lawsuit against him and Davis succeeds.

So today, Huckabee and Davis turned to the Internet crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to help them raise the $1.2 million they would need if the judgment goes against them in the Survivor lawsuit.

On Tuesday, Huckabee said he was willing to go to jail in Davis’ place.

Maybe, he will. And for sure, Davis will gladly join him.

 

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MIKE HUCKABEE FACES JAIL TIME FOR MOCKERY OF THE COURT

huckGRAYSON, Kentucky (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Standing beside Rowan County clerk Kim Davis today, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee accused the courts of “making a law out of thin air and punishing people for not obeying something that is not even a law.”

Huckabee’s statement came just minutes after Davis was released from county jail.  She was imprisoned for contempt of court, refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

“If somebody needs to go to jail, I’m willing to go in [Kim Davis’] place,” Huckabee said.

Be careful what you wish for.

Huckabee now faces possible jail time for mocking the court system which he says is “criminalizing the Christian faith.”

There has been a precedent of jail time for mockery in the United States.  An Ohio man, William Bailey, was sentenced in 2012 to one month in jail for mockery of a young girl with cerebral palsy in a bus stop.