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THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CULINARY POLITICS-ELEMENTAL NEWS OF THE DAY COMMENTARY-OPINION-SPORTS-FOOD SERVICE FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019 BY CHEF PEDRO MUÑOZ
“Where Democrats possess near complete control for decades, the end result is decay, destitution, destruction, degeneracy, and death- welcome to California” by Chef Pedro Muňoz
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California’s golden dream is dying, thanks to the Democrats…
San Diego, CA 92122, 11-29-2019 Friday: IF you live in the crumbling Golden State AND you watch television, you see these ads from, I think, “Keep California Golden,” or some opossum feces such as that, in which, the narrator says he, as California, is ‘leaving this and that to the people of California as long as they promise to care for it and to pass it on the way they found it.” If you have seen these vexing PSAs you understand that it is a load of crap and that our state is rapidly becoming a binary one in which, we have loads of wealthy people littering the top and even more folks living in poverty at the bottom. It is not what it was when I was younger and sadly since Gov. Pete Wilson left office, we have been in a long, slow decline.
The ads are crap, mis amigos, but then, I already said that. IF the narrator of the commercial mentioned something like, ‘and California, I charge each of you, rich and poor alike, not to let homeless destitute drug addicts drop their trousers and leave a big steaming load of fecal matter there for everyone to step in as they attempt to avoid other piles and big slick patches all over the sidewalk of half-dried drug addict urine.’
Everyone I know laughs at these so-called ‘public service announcements’ about ‘protecting’ what we have here in our once-golden state, because it is clear that if you venture into any city along the coast or up the central valley region, you will see disgusting piles of human waste and puddles of urine what with used hypodermic needles floating in them or littering the streets.
If you go out walking with your dogs in the morning, you will see signs up and down major streets proclaiming this group and that group claims responsibility for keeping a stretch of road clean. Well, I may see the signs but there is scant evidence that anyone is honoring their word so they can maintain the sign that acknowledges their ‘non-existent public service.’
San Diego is not immune from this sort of neglect as we always have Democrats running the show. They all toe the line with whatever bull crap emanates out of Sacramento from our beloved governor, the “Smiler,” Gavin Newsom. This loser is happy to preside over the downfall of the state all the while proclaiming he is working for US and for OUR STATE. He is the worst.
I think that he and our state attorney-general, the not-so-illustrious Xavier Becerra, like seeing the state the way it is because they can then use the misery and sadness that seems to permeate everything here as yet another avenue with which they can blame Donald Trump, even though Republicans have had NO control here for about two decades.
The Smiler wants to do away with all fossil fuels so we can live the dream the leftist environmentalists continue bragging about, a dream so distant, a dream so laughable, that every single day of the week, people are piling their household goods into the backs of U-Haul trucks, onto the tops of their cars and into the backs of their pickup trucks like Dust Bowl refugees of the 1930s and heading back to the Midwest.
For those of us unwilling to pull up stakes and move to friendlier environs, we see the costs of doing business going up by the day. The cost of power, the cost of paying taxes, the costs of supplies coupled with an ever-increasing minimum wage which is driving up the cost of everything, almost like a VAT tax, is causing one restaurant after another to close.
Businesses cannot keep their doors open if they are paying out more than is coming in and as businesses close one by one so do the companies that supply them. Everyone from the food and beverage services to uniform and laundry companies are having a grim time maintaining their employees and providing them full-time hours, because unlike other parts of the country where the Trump economy is booming, we are in a state that is contracting.
Our blog is based in Oildale, California, part of Greater Bakersfield and even there, where the economy is doing somewhat better, restaurants are closing. A place that my wife and I have enjoyed dining at over the years- Café Med- is closing after 28 years in business and right before the holidays.
Chef-owner Meir Brown has run a quality establishment for a long, long time and was unable to keep up with the costs of doing business over the summer, which he says hit $8,500 per month. This included compensating 50 employees, paying rent, paying for gas and electric, and paying for supplies.
Every restaurant has to suffer these costs and for many, with the California minimum wage creeping up all the time, people have to determine whether it is even worth doing business.
It seems like every day, another chain restaurant opens up just do the ever-present food trucks, many of them unlicensed and devoid of health inspections. If you go to an event like a live show or a sporting event at night, the moment you exit, all sorts of illegal aliens have grills set up where they cook mystery meat stuffed into tacos and burritos.
Like spending time in the Caribbean, anyone with common sense understands that to eat ‘street food’ is to put one’s life at risk. Yet, here are these illegal vendors selling dog or cat meat and very seldom is it worth the trouble of a cop or health inspector showing up.
Anyone who purchases food from these people or a food truck or from a chain restaurant is stabbing local restauranteurs in the heart. Our business is struggling to survive and I am not sure how long my kids will be able to keep the family-owned operation alive and well but if we do not flip the state from deepest, darkest blue to a bright blood red between here and 2024, we may as well head east with everyone else.
Gov. Newsom, I truly hope that a POS such as yourself is proud of the irreparable damage you are causing our state. I hope we see you recalled and booted out of office because you need to go. Take that other POS Xavier Becerra with you and don’t let the cantina door hit you in your asses on the way out.
See you tomorrow. I hope I am in a better mood and I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was a good one.
Nos vemos entonces para la sesión de fin de semana.
Executive Chef Pedro Muñoz
CEC, American Culinary Federation, Inc.
I began my culinary career in the 1950’s and had the good fortune of working with many different chefs before meeting my good friend, Stinkbug, in the mid 1980’s in Bakersfield. I am still working part-time in my semi-retired years in my hometown in San Diego, CA.
Member of the CA063 San Diego Chefs de Cuisine Chapter
Chef Pedro is now an Independent.
Chef Pedro writes from San Diego, CA
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11-29-2019 Friday–Political Topics and Essays, Part MMIII: “Where Democrats possess near complete control for decades, the end result is decay, destitution, destruction, degeneracy, and death- welcome to California” by Chef Pedro Muňoz.
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TODAY IN HISTORY—NOVEMBER 29, 2019:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Morrison Waite; “Come Together/Something” by the Beatles, Boston featuring Barry Goudreau, George Harrison, the Mamas, and the Papas featuring Denny Doherty, the Steve Miller Band featuring Tim Davis, and the Young Rascals featuring Felix Cavaliere:
- 799: Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, finally can return to Rome.
- 1314: King Philip IV of France died; his eldest son, Louis X., succeeded him.
- 1349: Citizens of Augsburg, Germany massacre their Jewish population.
- 1530: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, onetime adviser to England’s King Henry VIII died.
- 1745: The army of Bonnie Prince Charlie moves into Manchester, England, and occupies Carlisle.
- 1812: The Grand Army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte crosses the Berezina River on its retreat out of Russia, harried by Russian troops from all sides.
- 1816: In Lyme, CT, future 43rdS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Morrison Waite, is born. First a Whig and then a Republican, President Ulysses S. Grant would nominate him to fill the seat of Associate Justice Salmon P. Chase, Democrat. Waite would serve from 01-21-1874 to 03-23-1888.
- 1864: A Colorado militia led by Col. John Chivington killed at least 400 peaceful Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians in the Sand Creek Massacre. This occurred after the Indians had surrendered and been given permission to camp there.
- 1890: At West Point, the first Army-Navy football game takes place with Navy winning by a score of 24-0.
- 1892: Alton Brown Strowger received a patent for the rotary dial on this date.
- 1910: British explorer Robert F. Scott, the Terra Nova, set sail from New Zealand carrying Scott and his crew on their ultimately futile, as well as fatal, trip to be the first to reach the South Pole.
- 1912: A fire destroyed the Maryland Agricultural College, located in College Park.
- 1916: The U.S. Army declares martial law in the Dominican Republic.
- 1918: Serbia incorporates Montenegro into its territory.
- 1924: Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels before he could complete his opera “Turandot.” Franco Alfano completed it.
- 1929: Navy Lt. Commander Richard E. Byrd, pilot Bernt Balchen, radio operator Harold June and photographer Ashley McKinney made the first airplane flight over the South Pole.
- 1932: France and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty.
- 1941: In the 29th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Ottawa Rough Riders 18-16. Elsewhere, Denny Doherty, future member of the Mamas and the Papas,[i] is born in Halifax, Canada.
- 1943: Tim Davis, the original drummer for the Steve Miller Band[ii] was born on this date in history.
- 1944: The Allies liberate Albania from Axis control during World War II; the day is now a national holiday. Elsewhere, Felix Cavaliere, future keyboardist and vocalist with the Young Rascals,[iii] is born in Pelham, New York.
- 1947: The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews. The United States and 32 other members of the global body voted in favor of the resolution whereas 13 others voted against with 10 abstentions. The Arabs- as usual- rejected the plan which never was implemented. Just think if the Arabs had accepted it, where we would be at today. Meanwhile, in the 35th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Toronto Argonauts defeat the Calgary Stampeders 10-9.
- 1951: Winston Churchill is once again the prime minister of Britain, elected by his fellow party members. Meanwhile, the original second guitarist with the band, Boston[iv]—Barry Goudreau—is born on this date.
- 1952: President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower secretly left on a trip to Korea, keeping his campaign promise personally to assess the ongoing conflict first-hand. Meanwhile, in the 40th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Toronto Argonauts defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 21-11.
- 1958: In the 46th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats by a score of 35-28.
- 1961: Cape Canaveral launched Enos the chimp aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited the Earth twice before it returned safely, landing off the coast of Puerto Rico.
- 1963: President Lyndon Baines Johnson sets up the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.[v]
- 1964: The U.S. Roman Catholic Church instituted sweeping changes in its liturgy, including the partial use of English instead of Latin.
- 1969: “Come Together/Something” by the Beatles[vi] reaches #1 on the pop music charts.
- 1972: The coin-operated video arcade game Pong, created by Atari, made its debut at Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
- 1975: Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.
- 1981: Actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island off California, at the age of 43.
- 1986: Actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.
- 1987: North Korean agents blew a Korean Air 707 jetliner en route from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok out of the sky. The agents planted a bomb aboard the aircraft, which resulted in the loss of all 115 people aboard the plane. Meanwhile, in the 75th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Edmonton Eskimos defeat the Toronto Argonauts by a score of 38-36.
- 1989: In response to a growing pro-democracy movement in Czechoslovakia, the communist Parliament ended the party’s 40-year monopoly on power.
- 1990: The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action if Iraq did not withdraw its troops from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
- 1991: 17 people lost their lives in a 164-vehicle wreck on Interstate 5 during a dust storm near Coalinga, California.
- 1992: In the 80th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Calgary Stampeders defeat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by a score of 24-10.
- 1996: A U.N. court sentenced Bosnian Serb army soldier Drazen Erdemovic to 10 years in prison for his role in the massacre of 1,200 Muslims. The sentence was the first international war crimes sentence since the end of World War II.
- 2001: George Harrison,[vii] the “Quiet Beatle,” died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58 years old.
- 2003: Gunmen in Iraq ambushed and killed two Japanese diplomats; Jihadists also murdered seven members of Spain’s military intelligence agency in Mahmudiyah. Elsewhere, thirty-three people lost their lives in the crash of a military plane in the Congo.
- 2004: President George W. Bush picked Carlos Gutierrez, the chief executive officer of cereal giant Kellogg Co., to be commerce secretary. Elsewhere, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a Gay-marriage law in Massachusetts.
- 2009: Off the coast of Somalia, pirates takeover a passing Greek-owned oil tanker, the Maran Centaurus.
- 2011: In Tehran, Iranian students invade the British Embassy taking six hostages; the UN Security Council condemns the action.
- 2012: New findings from MESSENGER, NASA’s space probe, indicate almost definitively, that the north pole of Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, has water ice buried beneath the surface. Meanwhile, patron saint of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day and world-famous artist Beverly Carrick lost her third battle with cancer late in the afternoon of this tragic day.
- 2013: Experts observing the Comet ISON sweep 730,000 miles over the surface of the sun believe that that part of the comet survived the close encounter; images suggest a small nucleus may have remained intact.
- 2014: The American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day high court clears former President Hosni Mubarak and several other former government officials of murder charges resulting from the deaths of more than 200 protesters during the riots that consumed Cairo during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.
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FEATURED ALBUM OF THE DAY:
The Zombies, dead and buried, yet their record company put out the next of what would be the next of many compilation albums. “Zombie Heaven,” came out on December 12, 1997 and it featured 119 unbelievably important tracks, some of which appeared on singles and many others recovered from the vaults. While you might only find it on CD if you search the web, you sure as heck can find it on wax so visit your favorite record store, i.e., Amazon.com, and consider adding it to your collection- you will be you did. After all, at less $35, what the heck do you have to lose? Thank you for your patronage.
SPECIAL ALBUMS OF THE DAY:
Posted at the Friday, March 08, 2013 Blog Post:
Today’s Mothers of Invention album is their eighteenth album, “You can’t do that on Stage anymore, Volume Two,” which appeared on record store shelves on October 25, 1988 and was the second installment in a series of the more dubious onstage antics of the Mothers of Invention. For those who love for what the Mothers once stood—X-rated, musical humor, this is a must-have series of albums and this is the first installment. We recommend that you take the link posted above, go to Amazon.com, and buy this album NOW. Thank you.
Posted @ the Thursday, October 02, 2014 Blog Post A:
Bad Company released their first ‘best of’ compilation, “Very Best of Free and Bad Company” on March 29, 2010, that included many of both band’s biggest tunes culled from their collection of historic albums. These two bands rank among the top 10 of all-time greatest rock and roll bands which is why every fan of the group, its predecessor components, mainly Mott the Hoople and British hard-rock blues, should want to add to your growing CD and LP collection. We hope you will seek it out by searching for it at Amazon.com; you definitely will be glad you did.
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[i] We hope to offer the music of this veteran San Francisco band sometime in 2025.
[ii] We offered the music of this great Bay Area rock band beginning on Wednesday, 27-July-2011 through Wednesday, 24-August-2011. Please check them out and consider adding this awesome band’s music to your collection.
[iii] We offered the music of this famed band beginning on Sunday, 08-December-2013 through Saturday, 21-December-2013. Please, check them out and add them to your growing discography.
[iv] We hope to present the music of this stellar rock band sometime in 2025. Please, stay tuned for more information.
[v] And of course, we never learned the truth. Once again, the Deep State wins.
[vi] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys. The “White Album” appeared on Thursday, 24-November-2016. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did. The album from which the song emanates, “Abbey Road,” was presented on Wednesday, 30-November-2016. Please, check it out and add it to your collection.
[vii] See Beatles above.