Many Democrats are already surrendering to the idea that Michael Bloomberg might be ‘it’ which should tell you everything you need to know about what they think about the rest of their ‘lineup’

Now, we all recall how Congressman Nadler blew it with Robert S. Mueller III and his ‘Russian-collusion hoax.’ As I recall, Nadler took first crack in the morning session and then the doddering old goat (Mueller) stumbled over to Schiff’s committee for- as I recall- closed door hearings which was probably for the best because I bet Schiff did not do much better. At least the embarrassment was not public.

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“Many Democrats are already surrendering to the idea that Michael Bloomberg might be ‘it’ which should tell you everything you need to know about what they think about the rest of their ‘lineup’” by Chef Pedro Muňoz









Even if Trump is not on the ticket, Pence will win the landslide in his place, hence why the Dems are going after everyone in the administration…

San Diego, CA 92122, 12-01-2019 SundayBuenos días amigos, welcome to what will be my final post of the year and then like everyone else, we will meet again sometime come May 2020 or so.  It is always rather fascinating to look ahead six months as we write approximately twice a year because when you are as old as I am, you never know if you will wake up the next day, LOL.  Although a joke, to be a good joke, it must have a kernel of truth locked away in it for it to be humorous and to elicit laughs.

Next week, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, takes another whack at the apple, hosting the impeachment hearings in the House Judiciary Committee where they should have been held from the very start although I think House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to go with Congressman Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee over Nadler’s.  She did this because of the two veteran lawmakers, I think she convinced herself that Schiff was better equipped mentally to give it the old school try.  He and thus she failed.

Now, we all recall how Congressman Nadler blew it with Robert S. Mueller III and his ‘Russian-collusion hoax.’  As I recall, Nadler took first crack in the morning session and then the doddering old goat (Mueller) stumbled over to Schiff’s committee for- as I recall- closed door hearings which was probably for the best because I bet Schiff did not do much better.  At least the embarrassment was not public.

This upcoming week, we are going to witness the doldrums of Democratic hopes as Jerry Nadler is going to attempt to come up with coherent articles of impeachment- if Schiff has not already written them up and is going to pass them off to his old buddy- so he can resurrect his part in the ongoing fiasco and attempt to rehabilitate whatever shred of credibility remaining to him from his previous disaster.

I think if Speaker Pelosi was ‘on the ball’ instead of the incoherent, searching-for-words-loser that she is, she might smell the coffee and determine which way the wind is blowing and other than for a small overly-vocal mini-minority, it is not blowing in the direction that she hopes.  It is rather like a wind blowing over the county dump and all one can smell is the stench of refuse, crap, and garbage.

Those of us who live in California truly wish our politicians would come home and do the work of the people of our state rather than to take us for granted as the entire Democratic Party takes us minorities.  We need someone to do something about the hobos defecating on the sidewalks and to remove the homeless encampments that seem to sprout like toxic toadstools all over the place.

No one wants to walk around piles of festering fecal matter all over the place much less skid off the sidewalks and into the gutters because of slimy, wet, patches of urine.  No one wants aggressive panhandlers pursuing one for 3-4 blocks demanding spare change, and no one wants to see addicts collapsed in doorways or alleyways, drool running down their chins and into their laps, it is not the way the world should be nor should it ever be- not if we are supposed to be the eighth largest economy in the world.

One day, the people of the dying cities of California are going to rise up and there is only going to be one direction for them to go.  They are going to storm the mansions of scum such as Maxine Waters, they are going to leap over the walls of the Pelosi estate, they are going to storm into the gaudy, gilded mansions of the Democratic elites and are going to carry them out, toss them about, and then string them upside-down from the lampposts.

I do not wish this outcome for anyone; however, when you neglect people the way the California Democrats do, it is the inevitable outcome and I must say, a much deserved and just one.

Now, I only have my gut to go on but I believe 2020 is going to be one of those elections where the people of our country are going to make their feelings clear, extremely clear, to the ruling class neglecting them and their concerns.

The Dems have only themselves to blame for they are the ones who worked long and hard to create an unhinged base that no longer will accept any rational explanations about anything.  Hence why people like Bernie Sanders and Liz Warren (and others of their ilk) are doing so well.  Hence why people like Michael Bennett, Steve Bullock, John Delaney, and other more reasonable, moderate ones cannot get a moment’s notice anywhere.

Some Democrats seem okay with Michael Bloomberg entering the race, it’s almost as if they can ‘accept him’ because the other ones are absolutamente loco and will only destroy the party.  I saw that poor sap, Robert De Niro accepting the idea Bloomberg might be ‘it’ because compared with the others, they think (pray) he will be able to beat President Trump and to bring about normalcy once again.

Personally, I think Bloomberg’s strategy of going after Super Tuesday instead of trying to compete in ALL primary states is as bonkers as was Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Florida strategy’ back in 2008.  Bloomberg stands as much chance as Tom Steyer at winning the nomination and Steyer has ZERO chance at becoming vice president much less president.

Amigos, the Democrats are going to fail.  The question is, HOW MUCH are they going to fail?  We will meet again in mid-2020 and will reassess our odds but I am banking on a 48-49 state landslide victory NOT in their favor.  Unless something changes so completely that Trump is not on the ticket, I cannot foresee what that might be; however, if something did happen to Trump, Pence would win the landslide because unless the Dems go with a sane candidate, their chances of winning are ZIP.

Have a wonderful Christmas, a delightful New Year’s Eve, and we will be back in action before you know it- good Lord looking out for me.  Remain positive as that is all we have- siendo positivo ya que es todo lo que tenemos.

Pedro Muñoz

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





12-01-2019 Sunday–Political Topics and Essays, Part MMV: “Many Democrats are already surrendering to the idea that Michael Bloomberg might be ‘it’ which should tell you everything you need to know about what they think about the rest of their ‘lineup’” by Chef Pedro Muňoz.

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This artwork is #1102-A an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “My Garden Sparrows.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her Website, found at, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her Website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day!



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Beverly Carrick: The World’s Greatest Artist (1927-2012)

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Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks; Alice Cooper featuring Ryan Roxie, Blue Öyster Cult featuring Eric Bloom, the Doors featuring John Densmore, and “Merry X-Mas (the War is Over” by John & Yoko Ono:

  1. 1640: After 60 years of Spanish rule, Portugal regains its independence.
  2. 1641: Massachusetts becomes the first British colony in North America to give statutory recognition to the institution of slavery.
  3. 1656: Germany promises to give aid to Poland in its war against Sweden.
  4. 1742: Empress Elizabeth orders the expulsion of ALL Jews from Russia.
  5. 1804: Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine of Martinique.
  6. 1822: Brazilian citizens crown Dom Pedro emperor of their country.
  7. 1824: The presidential election was turned over to the U.S. House of Representatives when a deadlock developed between John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford, and Henry Clay. Adams ended up being the winner.
  8. 1835: Hans Christian Andersen publishes his first book of fairy tales.
  9. 1860: The Charles Dickens’ novel, “Great Expectations,” was first published in serial form.
  10. 1862: President Abraham Lincoln sent his Second Annual Message to the Congress, which was read aloud by the Secretary of the Senate. In it, Lincoln called for the abolition of slavery, saying, “That in giving freedom to the slave, we issue freedom to the free” and toward the end of his message wrote: “Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history.  We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves.”
  11. 1887: A new Sino-Portuguese Treaty recognizes Portugal’s control of its colony of Macao.
  12. 1891: Dr. James Naismith creates the game of basketball.
  13. 1913: The first drive-in automobile service station, built by Gulf Refining Company, opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Elsewhere, Ford Motor Company ushered in the era of mass production through its introduction of a new movable assembly job.
  14. 1918: Iceland becomes an independent state under the Danish crown.
  15. 1919: Lady Astor took the oath of office as the first female member of British Parliament on this date.
  16. 1921: The U.S. Navy flew the first non-rigid dirigible to use helium; the C-7 traveled from Hampton Roads, Virginia, to Washington, D.C.
  17. 1925: The Locarno Pact finalized the treaties between World War I protagonists.
  18. 1934: Soviet party official Sergei M. Kirov, an associate of Josef Stalin, was assassinated in Leningrad, resulting in a massive purge.
  19. 1937: The Empire of Japan recognizes the government of Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain.
  20. 1939: SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler orders the deportation of ALL Polish Jews.
  21. 1941: Japan’s Emperor Hirohito approved waging war against the United States, Britain, and the Netherlands after his government rejected demands in the Hull Note.
  22. 1942: Nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect in the United States. The goal was not so much to save gas but to conserve rubber that was desperately needed in the war effort.
  23. 1943: American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin agree to Operation Overlord, the mainland invasion of France in 1944 (D-Day).
  24. 1944: John Densmore, famed drummer of the rock group, the Doors,[i] was born as was future guitarist/vocalist Eric Bloom of Blue Öyster Cult.[ii]
  25. 1945: In the 32nd Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Toronto Argonauts beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35-0.
  26. 1952: The New York Daily News ran a front-page story on Christine Jorgensen’s sex-reassignment surgery with the headline, “Ex-GI becomes Blonde Beauty.” Meanwhile, Denmark announced that its doctors had performed the first successful ‘sex change’ aka ‘sex mutilation’ surgery in the world.
  27. 1955: Rosa Parks, a black tailor, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus; the incident sparked a yearlong boycott of the city’s buses by blacks.
  28. 1958: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Flower Drum Song,” opened on Broadway.
  29. 1959: 12 countries, including the United States and the Soviet Union, signed a treaty setting aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and making it free of military activity.
  30. 1964: In Major League Baseball, the Houston Colt .45’s changes their name to the Astros.
  31. 1965: Ryan Roxie with the Alice Cooper[iii] band (lead guitars/vocals 1996-2006 / 2012-present), was born on this date. Meanwhile, an airlift of refugees from Cuba to the United States began in which thousands of Cubans were able to flee their now communist homeland.
  32. 1969: The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II.
  33. 1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono release, “Merry X-Mas (the War is Over)”[iv] on this date.
  34. 1973: David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, died in Tel Aviv at age 87.
  35. 1974: TWA Flight 514, a Washington-bound Boeing 727, crashed in Virginia after the control tower diverted it from National Airport to Dulles International Airport; all 92 people aboard the plane lost their lives in the crash.
  36. 1984: Heavyweight boxer Greg Page knocks out Gerrie Coetzee in eight rounds to win the WBA heavyweight title.
  37. 1987: Digging on both sides of the English Channel commences as Britain and France begin work on the Chunnel.1988: Benazir Bhutto becomes the first female prime minister in a Muslim country, Pakistan.
  38. 1989: In an extraordinary encounter, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev met with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.
  39. 1990: British and French workers meet underneath the English Channel as they continue work on the Chunnel. Meanwhile, Iraqi strongman thug, Saddam Hussein, accepted a U.S. offer seeking to resolve the ongoing Persian Gulf crisis, the one in which, his troops overran neighboring Kuwait.
  40. 1991: Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the crumbling Soviet Union.
  41. 1992: A jury in Mineola, New York, Amy Fisher sentenced to 5-to-15 years in prison for shooting and seriously wounding Mary Jo Buttafuoco; Fisher ended up serving 7 years.
  42. 1997: A 14-year-old boy opened fire on a prayer circle at Heath High School in West Paducah, Ky., killing three fellow students and wounding five; the punk is serving a life sentence.
  43. 1998: Exxon announced that it was buying Mobil for $73.7 billion, creating the largest company in the world to date.
  44. 2000: Vicente Fox was sworn in as president of Mexico, ending 71 years of ruling-party domination.
  45. 2003: India and Pakistan agreed to restore airline overflight and landing rights by January 1, 2004.
  46. 2005: South Africa becomes the fifth country to recognize same-sex marriages.
  47. 2008: The National Bureau of Economic Research officially declared the U.S. to be in a recession; the Dow industrials lost 679 points to end a five-day win streak.
  48. 2012: Mexico swears in its new president, Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Meanwhile, in ceremonies held at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, is officially inactivated after a 51-year S. Naval career.
  49. 2013: A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed, killing four people and injuring more than 70. Later, federal regulators said a sleep-deprived engineer had nodded off at the controls just before taking the 30-mph curve at 82-mph, causing the derailment.  Elsewhere, an overwhelming 65-percent of the Croatian people vote ‘yes’ on a referendum on a proposal to outlaw same-sex marriage.
  50. 2014: The United Nations World Food Program ends its support of 1.7 million Syrian refugees in nations adjoining that nation due to running out of funds to continue providing this support. In late summer of 2015, these so-called ‘refugees’ begin crossing the Aegean from Turkey and invade southern Europe.





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The Zombies, dead and buried, yet their record company put out the next of what would be the next of many compilation albums. “Best of the Zombies,” came out on August 08, 1998  and it featured a concise collection of essential tracks, some of which appeared on singles as well as on their first two albums.  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 and consider adding it to your collection- you will be you did.






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Today’s Mothers of Invention album is their nineteenth album, “You can’t do that on Stage anymore, Volume Three,” which appeared on record store shelves on November 13, 1989 and was the third 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, and buy this album NOW. Thank you.



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Robert Plant came back with yet another big-selling album, “Band of Joy,” which he released on September 14, 2010.  He returned with a new band, Band of Joy which featured  Buddy Miller and Darrell Scott (guitars), Byron House (bass) and Marco Giovino (drums).   The famed hard-rock vocalist was demonstrating he had much left to offer and that sans Led Zeppelin, he had a unique solo identity.  We hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your collection by visiting and picking it up there in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you- you will be glad you did.








[i] We began offering the music of the Doors on Saturday, 18-February-2012 and concluded them on Monday, 02-April-2012.  We encourage everyone to seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[ii] We are not sure when we will begin offering the music of Blue Öyster Cult but expect it will be sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned.

[iii] Likewise, we expect to offer the music of Alice Cooper sometime between 2025-2027.  Please stay tuned.

[iv] 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 Christmas song originally appeared as a single but it was included on “Shaved Fish,” a best-of album that we offered on Saturday, 31-December-2016.


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Author: Executive Chef Pedro Muñoz, CEC-ACF

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 Contact Chef Pedro at the following email address:

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