JTF: Back in June, I began handicapping our choice of candidates, beginning with the dead weight who needed to go- let’s see how accurate I was

The last guy on my loser list is shock of shocks to the millennials who are putting their hopes on because he’s a fruitcake is little Mayor Pete (no last name necessary). Look, any gay guy who compares being gay to being black is a LOSER. I also doubt the world is ready for the United States to trot out the mayor of a small, crime-ridden, Midwest town who’s gay either.

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“JTF: Back in June, I began handicapping our choice of candidates, beginning with the dead weight who needed to go- let’s see how accurate I was” by Chef Roland Carl Davis









Let’s see if I know what I’m talking about, shall we?

Arvin, CA 93203, 12-04-2019 Wednesday:   Back in June, I invested a great deal of time in handicapping our potential nominees because someone has to do it and I felt obliged to be the one because I am among the strongest Democratic chef-authors here at the original American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.  I felt we had so many people all vying with one another that the sooner we cleared the dead weight the sooner we could select the perfect nominee, rally around behind him or her, and reclaim the White House which rightfully is ours.

Let us see who we had on the list of LOSERS, who they are and whether my predictions came true or soon will be.  Ready?  Good.  Let’s go.

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, I laid out the first list of losers, the people who needed to go.  First was Andrew Yang, the Taiwan entrepreneur.  I said he had to go because he has no chance at ever becoming secretary of sewers much less president.  Well, Mr. Yang is still hanging on.  Still, he needs to go because he is lucky if he gets more than one question per debate.  A seal at the Morro Bay aquarium nabs more fish than this putz does questions.

Next, I listed Oprah’s best bud, Marianne Williamson.  People tell me she is still there.  The question is WHY- no one has seen or heard from her.  With all the money of the Big “O” backing her, it’s not doing her much good.  She should be gone by New Year’s- that’s what the crystals tell me…

Alas, I was wrong about two, two who are still there even though I said they should go.  Let’s see who else I pointed out in that post who needed to go.  Hmmm, I said Kirsten Gillibrand needed to go and lo and behold, she went.  Thank God, what a horrible candidate.  Thank God, again, for the fact that she has remained silent, I cannot stand it when that bleached blonde dimwit opens her mouth.  Sort of like Jessica Tarlov sans the nasal quality to her voice but annoying just the same.

I said that Cory Booker should go because the guy’s a clown, makes everyone think of a black version of Jim Carrey’s “The Mask.”  Why he is still there, I haven’t a clue but I must say, in the last debate, the weirdo seemed like he might possess the ghost of a chance as he made himself likable, something the others have difficulties doing.

I said that two of the Bozo governors, John Hickenlooper and Jay Inslee should go.  They listened to me.  Both are gone which is good, incredibly good, as they were sucking up oxygen that other candidates required for them to move ahead.

The final candidate I said should go in the June 19, 2019, blog post was Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.  He’s gone.  Sooner than I thought but I am so glad he’s gone.  Like Joe Biden talking about his leg hair, little kids sitting in his lap, and sucking his wife’s finger in front of a crowd, once we saw Beto getting his nose hair trimmed and his ear hair plucked, we ALL knew he needed to go.  This ain’t “House of Cards,” folks, people do not move ahead via podcasts.  Not even that Lolita from the Bronx.

The next day, June 20, 2019, I handicapped the rest of the candidates I felt had NO chance at winning the nomination nor should remain in the race because they are LOSERS.  Here was the next group I said should be vaya con dios.

In that post, I said that Wayne Messam and Mike Gravel should go.  Messam dropped out and no one knows for sure whether Gravel was ever truly in the race or was just blowing methane through his blowhole?  Who cares as he never had any opportunity coming out of the great white north anyway, and at his age?  Truly?

Then, I listed three congressional members who should be gone: Eric Swalwell, Seth Moulton, and Tim Ryan.  All of them should go and lo and behold, they went.  Swalwell was the first and thank God he left the race because that stupid putz is dumber than the gophers in my yard and worse, he looks like one of the underground rodents.

The other two, nice guys, I’m sure, how they ever thought they had a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the nomination was way beyond my pay grade and I own my own business and write my own check.  Maybe next time.

The last guy on my loser list is shock of shocks to the millennials who are putting their hopes on because he’s a fruitcake is little Mayor Pete (no last name necessary).  Look, any gay guy who compares being gay to being black is a LOSER.  I also doubt the world is ready for the United States to trot out the mayor of a small, crime-ridden, Midwest town who’s gay either.

We are not ready for a small-town mayor because if we were, I would have chosen Mayor Messam of Miramar, Florida, before I EVER chose Mayor Pete.  Yes, he’s a veteran but he seldom left the safety and comfort of the rear zone and if he did, I am sure he was highly protected.  Tulsi Gabbard actually saw action whereas Mayor Pete was getting action only in the showers.

Now, I know people are going to hammer me but as a Democrat, I feel entitled to speak the truth to a generation of dummkopfs who have no clue whatsoever as to what it takes to be president.  We do not celebrate or support identity politics, not people my age and if you want to slam me or critique me, go the f**k ahead, I could give a flying f**k.

I also mentioned Steve Bullock, Michael Bennett, and Bill Di Blasio.  The first two are still around?  I have no clue but the third POS is long gone as he should have been.

The 2020 Election is all about winning, not putting out the candidate that checks off the most boxes or crosses the most intersections.  Bull crap, people, we need the best person to do the job and any punk who wants to drive out here to Arvin, California, and look me up, please do so and I will kick all your asses.

Tomorrow, we will pick up with those whom I believe can win this thing, like Mike Bloomberg.  We will also look at Deval Patrick.  Deval Patrick.  He’s on the same level as Mike Gravel.  No way in hell.

R. C. Davis

Roland Carl Davis

American Culinary Federation, Inc., CWC


I began my career working as a pot washer at the age of 10, move to washing dishes in 1958, became a chef’s apprentice in 1961 and have been a career professional ever since.  I am still involved in professional foodservice as a consultant for food and beverage professionals.  Famed Bakersfield street artist Simone created the cartoonish figure of me, which appears to be ‘me’ but I hope I look better than how he portrayed me.  You are the judge.

Chef Roland Carl Davis writes from Arvin, CA.

Chef Roland Carl Davis is a proud Democrat

Contact me at the following address: rcdavisHUGO1G@outlook.com





12-04-2019 Wednesday—Political Topics and Essays, Part MMVIII: “Back in June, I began handicapping our choice of candidates, beginning with the dead weight who needed to go- let’s see how accurate I was” by Chef Roland Carl Davis.

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Davis, Roland Carl. “Back in June, I began handicapping our choice of candidates, beginning with the dead weight who needed to go- let’s see how accurate I was.”  Political Topics and Essays, Part MMVIII


06-19-2019 Wednesday—Political Topics and Essays, Part MDCCCXL: “Democrats know better than to continue trying to overturn 2016 but like a hot piece on the side on the other side of the tracks, we keep going back again and again even though we know it ain’t healthy for us in the long run” by Chef Roland Carl Davis.


06-20-2019 Thursday—Political Topics and Essays, Part MDCCCXLI: “I complete handicapping the 2020 Democratic Loser Category Nominees today before discussing the Winner Category Nominees tomorrow” by Chef Roland Carl Davis.


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“El Caudillo” Francisco Franco Bahamonde; the Beach Boys featuring Dennis Wilson, the Byrds featuring Chris Hillman, Deep Purple featuring Tommy Bolin, Gov’t Mule featuring Andy Hess, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Gary Rossington, Moby Grape featuring Bob Mosley, and the Mothers of Invention featuring Frank Zappa:

  1. 1111: Sidon, one of Syria’s major ports surrenders to the Crusaders.
  2. 1214: Alexander II became King of Scots at age 16, upon the death of his father, William the Lion.
  3. 1534: Troops under the command of Sultan Suleiman take the city of Baghdad, Iraq.
  4. 1619: A group of settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Virginia, where they held a service thanking God for their safe arrival. Some suggest this was the true first Thanksgiving in America, ahead of the Pilgrims’ arrival in Massachusetts.
  5. 1745: The army of Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Derby, England.
  6. 1783: General George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City.
  7. 1791: The first issue of Britain’s Observer hit the newsstand on this date.
  8. 1812: Peter Gaillard patented the power mower on this date.
  9. 1816: James Monroe of Virginia was elected to be the fifth president of the United States.
  10. 1829: In India, Great Britain bans ‘suttee,’ the practice of the widow throwing herself atop her husband’s funeral pyre.
  11. 1833: Arthur Tappan forms the American Anti-Slavery Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  12. 1836: The Whig Party holds its first national convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  13. 1844: The people of the United States elect James K. Polk its eleventh president.
  14. 1867: The National Grange of Husbandry underwent founding on this date. The founding took place in Washington, DC, to promote the interests of American farmers and ranchers.
  15. 1875: The boss of New York’s Tammany Hall political organization—William Marcy Tweed—escaped from jail and fled the United States on this date.
  16. 1892: In Ferrol, Spain, future savior of Spain and Phalangist leader Francisco Franco Bahamonde is born. During the Spanish Civil War, he would lead the Nationalists who, with the help of Axis powers Germany and Italy, beat the communist Republicans and keep the country free.
  17. 1909: In the 1st 8th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the University of Toronto defeats Toronto Parkdale, 26-6.
  18. 1912: Medal of Honor recipient Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, the Marine Corps pilot who led the famous “Black Sheep Squadron” during World War II, was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
  19. 1915: The Ku Klux Klan receives a charter from Fulton County, Georgia.
  20. 1918: President Woodrow Wilson leaves the country bound for the Versailles Peace Conference in France, becoming the first sitting president to be outside the United States while in office.
  21. 1920: In the 8th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the University of Toronto defeats the Toronto Argonauts 16-3.
  22. 1926: In the 14th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Ottawa Senators defeat the University of Toronto, 10-7.
  23. 1933: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt creates the Federal Alcohol Control Administration.
  24. 1942: U.S. bombers struck the Italian mainland during World War II for the first time. Elsewhere, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ordered the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration, which had been created to provide jobs during the Great Depression.  Finally, future bassist/vocalist with the San Francisco rock band, Moby Grape[i]—Bob Mosley—is born on this date.
  25. 1943: During World War II, the Second Conference of Cairo occurs as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Turkish President Inonu meet with the purpose of (1) forcing the Turks to join the Allied cause at best or (2) to get them to quit sending raw materials to the Germans. Elsewhere, Major League Baseball Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis announced that any club was free to employ black players.
  26. 1944: Chris Hillman, famed bassist and singer with the Byrds[ii] and the Flying Burrito Brothers[iii] as well as the Desert Rose Band[iv] and other groups of the rock era was born on this date. Moreover, Dennis Wilson, future drummer and vocalist with the Beach Boys[v], is born in southern California on this date.
  27. 1945: The Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations by a vote of 65-7.
  28. 1951: Gary Rossington—future guitarist with the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd[vi]—is born in the United States on this date.
  29. 1954: The first Burger King stand opened in Miami, owned, and operated by James McLamore and David Edgerton.
  30. 1961: In the fourth round of their heavyweight boxing title fight, Floyd Patterson knocks out Tom McNeeley.
  31. 1965: The United States launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Commander James A. Lovell aboard.
  32. 1966: Andy Hess—future bassist with the Southern rock band, Gov’t Mule[vii], 2003-2009, is born on this date.
  33. 1973: Pioneer 10 reached Jupiter on this date.
  34. 1976: Tommy Bolin, American-born guitarist who joined the British band, Deep Purple[viii], to replace founding guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore, died from a drug overdose on this date.
  35. 1977: Jean-Bedel Bokassa, ruler of the Central African Empire, crowned himself emperor in a ceremony believed to have cost more than $100 million; however, his subjects deposed him two years later.
  36. 1978: San Francisco got its first female mayor as City Supervisor Dianne Feinstein was named to replace the assassinated George Moscone.
  37. 1980: El Salvadoran authorities unearthed the bodies of four slain American nuns. A court in the nation later convicted five national guardsmen of the murders.
  38. 1983: In retaliation for attacks directed at American reconnaissance planes, United States jet fighters attacked Syrian[ix] antiaircraft positions. However, the Syrians were able to shoot down Navy Lt. Robert O. Goodman Jr. and took him into captivity.
  39. 1984: A five-day hijack drama began as four armed men seized a Kuwaiti airliner en route to Pakistan and forced it to land in Tehran where the hijackers killed American passenger Charles Hegna.
  40. 1986: Both houses of Congress moved to establish special committees to conduct their own investigations into the Iran-Contra Affair to sully the presidency of Ronald Reagan.
  41. 1987: After holding 89 hostages for 11 days at a federal prison in Atlanta, Cuban inmates ended the standoff with authorities by releasing their captives.
  42. 1990: Saddam Hussein announces he will release 3,300 Soviet hostages.
  43. 1991: Associated Press journalist Terry Anderson, the longest held of the Western hostages in Lebanon after nearly seven years in captivity. Elsewhere, Pan American World Airways ceased operations on this date.
  44. 1993: Frank Zappa—founding member of the Mothers of Invention[x] as well as master of a long solo career—lost his battle with prostate cancer on this date.
  45. 1997: The NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell of the Golden State Warriors for having physically assaulted his coach, P. J. Carlissimo.
  46. 2010: While world leaders back Africa’s Alassane Ouattara as the Ivory Coast presidential election winner, a swearing-in ceremony is held for Laurent Gbagbo in Cote d’Ivoire.
  47. 2012: In Egypt, 100,000 people gather around the presidential palace in Cairo to protest the Muslim Brotherhood-friendly policies of President Mohammad Morsi.
  48. 2013: After the European Union determines the banks rigged interest rates, they fine them $2.3 billion.
  49. 2014: Texas and 16 other states sue the Obama[xi] administration over his executive order to postpone deportation of millions of illegal aliens; the states claim the order is illegal.


The Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson, The Byrds, Chris Hillman, Deep Purple, Tommy Bolin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Rossington, Frank Zappa, the Mothers of Invention, Andy Hess, Gov’t Mule, Moby Grape, Bob Mosley, “El Caudillo” Francisco Franco Bahamonde, 2020 Presidential Election, 2020 Democratic Party Nomination, Andrew Yang, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, John Hickenlooper, Jay Inslee, Marianne Williamson, Oprah Winfrey, Beto O’Rourke, Wayne Messam, Mike Gravel, Tim Ryan, Eric Swalwell, Seth Moulton, Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bennett, Stephen Bullock, Bill Di Blasio, Patrick Deval, Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, Joe Biden, Joe Biden’s Leg Hair, Joe Biden and kids sitting in his lap, Joe Biden sucking Jill Biden’s finger,






The Zombies, dead and buried, yet their record company put out the next of what would be the next of many compilation albums. “Featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent,” came out on December 28, 1999  and it featured a succinct collection of 14 indispensable 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.



Posted at the Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Blog Post:


Today’s Mothers of Invention album is their twentieth album, “You can’t do that on Stage anymore, Volume Four,” which appeared on record store shelves on June 14, 1991 and was the fourth 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 Saturday, October 04, 2014 Blog Post B:


Jimmy Page released his next solo album, “Playing up a Storm,” on June 14, 2011, an album that made the charts and showed that the artist still had a fire in his belly.  Joining the extraordinary guitarist were Albert Lee (guitars/vocals), Nicky Hopkins (keyboards), John Paul Jones (bass/keyboards), Clem Cattini (drums), Chris Hughes (saxophones), and some other musicians to round out the sound.  We encourage everyone to seek this one out by visiting the world’s greatest online marketplace, Amazon.com, and getting it there in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you- you will be glad you did.




[i] We presented the music of Moby Grape, famed San Francisco acid-rock band, beginning on Monday, 09-April-2012 and concluded the presentation on Monday, 23-April-2012.  Please seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[ii] We offered the music of the Byrds beginning on Monday, 16-January-2012 and concluded the presentation on Friday, 17-February-2012.

[iii] We presented the music of the Flying Burrito Brothers beginning Sunday, 23-February-2014 and concluded our presentation on Thursday, 06-March-2014.

[iv] The Desert Rose Band is a long ways in the future, when we complete the British rock bands and return to the American.  Please stay tuned for further developments.

[v] We hope to present the Beach Boys and its members at some point within the next five years.

[vi] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade.  At least by 2029.

[vii] When we present the music of the Allman Brothers Band, we will present the music of Gov’t Mule.  Stay tuned for further developments.

[viii] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018.  Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands.  All are fabulous.

[ix] Syria has always been a problem in the control of the Assad Family and we have had to light them up on numerous occasions.  They were scum then and remain scum to this day.

[x] We began presenting the music of the Mothers of Invention and of Frank Zappa beginning on Monday, 21-January-2013 and concluded the presentation on Monday, 13-May-2013.  Please seek them out, we believe you will enjoy the music of this famed man and his band.

[xi] Although known as “The Deporter-in-Chief,” Barack Obama’s administration combined the numbers of those turned back at the southern border with apprehensions within the country, thereby deflating his record on deportations.  Truthfully, he did as little as possible to protect illegal aliens.  Shame on him.


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Author: Chef Roland Carl Davis, CWC-ACF

Long ago, I was working as a sous chef at a fine dining restaurant, the Victor Hugo, over on the coast around Newport, California. I began my career working as a pot washer at the age of 10, move to washing dishes in 1958, became a chef's apprentice in 1961 and have been a career professional ever since. I am still involved in professional foodservice as a consultant for food and beverage professionals

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