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THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CULINARY POLITICS-ELEMENTAL NEWS OF THE DAY COMMENTARY-OPINION-SPORTS-FOOD SERVICE FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2019 BY CHEF ROLAND CARL DAVIS, EDITOR
“JTF: As every saucier knows, reduction leads to the ultimate sauce so using these principles on our Democratic candidates leaves us with Klobuchar, Bloomberg, and Howard Schultz- if he would reconsider” by Chef Roland Carl Davis
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Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and talk about WHO has a chance in our party to win and WHY
Arvin, CA 93203, 12-07-2019 Saturday: Yesterday, I started updating our look at the various nominees seeking to lead our party to victory and by the time I concluded my post, we found ourselves left with Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders, the only three left from my commentary six months ago, as well as three new ones, Tom Steyer, Deval Patrick, and Michael Bloomberg (as well as one who never really entered the race, Howard Schultz, the Starbucks magnate).
Considering that the others I mentioned yesterday- such as Liz Warren, the inauthentic woman with pie in the sky dreams of forcing EVERY American onto some sort of far-left, soul-killing, one-size-fits-all health care plan (as well as setting our nation back by ending all reliance on fossil fuels) or Kamala Harris who is already gone or Liz who will soon be, all we have left from the original pack are Amy, Joe, and Bernie.
Now, I like a good rabble rouser as much as anyone does but Bernie, folks, I simply am not ‘feeling the Bern.’ I am a liberal fellow as is my wife, Nadia, but we own property, have a business, we donate to liberal causes and charities but I don’t want some distant apparatchik in Washington, D.C., taxing us out of existence to pay for all this FREE stuff for non-producers like dope heads and non-citizens. When did that become part of being a Democrat?
This is the thing that is irking me, half the party remains the liberal faithful while the once submerged uber-far-left, i.e., the socialists and the communists, have bubbled up from the bottom and now purport to be the ‘mainstream’ of the party. They aren’t.
Now, Tom Steyer, latecomer to the race, is a sham guy. He acts as though he is a BIG ENVIRONMENTALIST but the scum made his money on eradicating thousands of acres of koala bear habitat in Australia so he could mine billions of dollars-worth of coal as well as on privatized prisons- something NO conscientious Democrat at any level can or would ever accept- he should be a damned Republican.
Oh, he talks a good game, wants to impeach #45 which is all well and good but most all of us- and many Republicans, too, to give them a nod- want to see this worthless, crooked POS gone so woo-woo, there, Tommy old boy. I predict this guy will be out of the race by the time we pick up again and the good thing is in the last debate, Joe Biden called him out on his coal-derived wealth to which the stunned phony had no answer.
Then, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick entered the race and while he might be a good guy, capitalist and all, very few people know him and what’s more if they did, they wouldn’t care. For a black gentleman, he comes off as extremely vanilla to me and no one is going to give him a shot- unless it’s between HIM and Bernie.
Then, we have Michael Bloomberg, a man of enormous wealth, he makes #45 look like a street urchin, a pauper, a beggar, and the guy has a certain amount of class. He will have to get past ‘stop and frisk’ as well as trying to micromanage New Yorkers’ lives by restricting the size of sodas they could guzzle, the straws they no longer can use to enjoy them, or telling every restaurant in New York City that they could not put salt shakers on the damned tables. That, my friends, is plain f**king insane.
The question is with a President Bloomberg, will we have dietary police inspecting every restaurant and fining us restaurant owners and operators if we provide salt to our guests? Will they behave like the morality police of Iran or Saudi Arabia or any other Third World despotic hellhole of a country by taking food service operators out and giving them public canings? I would hope not because if so, I think we will witness riots from one end of the country to the other because we don’t want to live in a nanny state.
I am going to say something you might find surprising is that Howard Schultz, well, he did not look so bad. Personally, the more capitalism the better because our goal as a political party should be in lifting everyone UP instead of trying to bring everyone DOWN. That makes no sense and it is never going to bring us victory. Besides, who the f**k wants to be ‘Venezuela?’
All that remains is Senator Klobuchar, D-Minn. Now, they say she can be bitchy and is hard to work with or for, well, she sort of looks like someone who demands results and expects them as quickly as possible. I like her and I believe she could be the one. Here is something I said about her earlier in the year:
“I like Senator Klobuchar, I think she is a solid candidate, one who could be a sleeper in the race. While the others battle it out in the upcoming debates, as along as she can hold her own and be on topic when the questions fly her way, she will be able to move on and then launch a hefty attack on the remnants who survive the first couple of debates.” (Davis, 22-June-2019)
Right now, the nuts are battling for supremacy. The next debate features Joe Biden, Liz Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg. This one will take place on December 19, 2019 and should be among the best as it features the least number of debaters yet. However, I am not sure if anyone else can get in before then or not. It would be a shame for Tulsi Gabbard not to be included.
I think it is going to the ultimate bloodletting as I will predict now that Steyer will be gone as will Liz Warren, and sadly, maybe Joe Biden, too. I love the guy but him talking about black kids playing in his lap (surprised he didn’t call them pickaninnies, thank God for small favors) and rubbing his leg hair all the while he’s sucking Dr. Jill’s finger in front of a crowd but what the hell is going on in his attic?
Meanwhile, Deval Patrick will flit about on the outside, disappearing as quickly as he entered (Obama loses yet again) while Michael Bloomberg continues acting like an independent and not a Democrat. Still, if our choices are between Bernie and Bloomberg, Bloomberg will get my vote- hands down.
Friends let’s remember our brave dead from the attack on Pearl Harbor, what- 78 frigging years ago- amazing. If I make it to 2039, I could see the 100th anniversary of the start of World War II…now, that would be something.
See you tomorrow for my final post of the year. Next year…next year will be Armageddon, folks.
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
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12-07-2019 Saturday—Political Topics and Essays, Part MMXI: “As every saucier knows, reduction leads to the ultimate sauce so using these principles on our Democratic candidates leaves us with Klobuchar, Bloomberg, and Howard Schultz- if he would reconsider” by Chef Roland Carl Davis.
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Davis, Roland Carl. “As every saucier knows, reduction leads to the ultimate sauce so using these principles on our Democratic candidates leaves us with Klobuchar, Bloomberg, and Howard Schultz- if he would reconsider.” Political Topics and Essays, Part MMXI
FOR FURTHER READING:
06-19-2019 W: “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. Political Topics and Essays, Part MDCCCXL
06-20-2019 Th: “I complete handicapping the 2020 Democratic Loser Category Nominees today before discussing the Winner Category Nominees tomorrow” by Chef Roland Carl Davis. Political Topics and Essays, Part MDCCCXLI
06-21-2019 F: “Today, we get down to business and begin handicapping those whom we actually can believe can win the 2020 Democratic Party’s nomination and the White House” by Chef Roland Carl Davis. Political Topics and Essays, Part MDCCCXLII
06-22-2019 S: “We complete handicapping the Democratic candidates and begin looking forward to next week’s two nights of fiery debate between two sets of 10 candidates each” by Chef Roland Carl Davis. Political Topics and Essays, Part MDCCCXLIII
06-23-2019 Su: “It is inevitable that the bottom-feeders seeking the nomination will do everything possible to destroy the potential winners…I would urge them to drop out now so as not to give Trump future ammunition against our nominee” by Chef Roland Carl Davis. Political Topics and Essays, Part MDCCCXLIV
12-03-2019 T: “For Democrats, 2020 should be a lock but if we choose the wrong candidate yet again, the Republicans will steal yet another presidential election” by Chef Roland Carl Davis. Political Topics and Essays, Part MMVII
12-04-2019 W: “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. Political Topics and Essays, Part MMVIII
12-05-2019 Th: “IF my party’s obsession with taking out #45 fails to bear fruit and worse, costs us the 2020 Presidential Election, my wife and I will NEVER vote for another Democrat as long as we live” by Chef Roland Carl Davis. Political Topics and Essays, Part MMIX
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TODAY IN HISTORY—DECEMBER 07, 2019:
Presidents John Adams, James Madison, and Martin Van Buren; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Noah Haynes Swayne and Potter Stewart; Alice Cooper featuring Nita Strauss, Emerson, Lake & Palmer featuring Greg Lake, and Loverboy featuring Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve:
- 43 B.C.: Upon the orders of the Second Triumvirate, assassins took the life of Roman statesman and scholar, Marcus Tullius Cicero.
- 283: St. Eutychian ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1787: Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- 1796: Electors select John Adams to become the second president of the United States.
- 1804: In Frederick County, Va., future 35thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Noah Haynes Swayne is born. President Abraham Lincoln would nominate the Democrat-turned- Republican to fill the seat of Democratic-Republican Associate Justice John McLean. Swayne would serve from 01-24-1862 to 01-24-1881.
- 1808: Electors chose James Madison to be the fourth president of the United States.
- 1836: The nation elected Martin van Buren the eighth president of the United States.
- 1842: The New York Philharmonic performed its first concert.
- 1907: At London’s National Sporting Club, Eugene Corri became the first referee to officiate from within the boxing ring. Up until this point, referees had always done it from outside the ring.
- 1909: Chemist Leo H. Bakelite received a U.S. patent for Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic.
- 1911: China abolished the law that men wear their hair in a queue or ponytail.
- 1917: The U.S. becomes 13th country to declare war on Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I.
- 1925: Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to play “Tarzan” in several movies.
- 1926: The Electrolux Servel Corporation patented the gas operated refrigerator on this date.
- 1935: In the 23rd Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 18-12.
- 1941: Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as part of a plan to conquer Southeast Asian territories; the raid, which claimed some 2,400 American lives, prompted the United States to declare war against Japan the next day. Prior to the attack, a U.S. destroyer, USS Ward, sunk the first Japanese submarine of the war outside the harbor. In North African Theater, the German siege of Tobruk ended after eight months.
- 1945: The U.S. government issues a patent for the microwave oven.
- 1946: Fire broke out at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta; the blaze killed 119 people, including hotel founder W. Frank Winecoff.
- 1947: Future longtime bassist with the Canadian rock band, Loverboy[i]– Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve- was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, on this date.
- 1949: Chang Kai-shek flees Chinese mainland to the island of Formosa to set up Nationalist Chinese government.
- 1960: The African nation of Ivory Coast claims its independence from France.
- 1963: During the Army-Navy game, videotaped instant replay was used for the first time in a live sport telecast as CBS re-showed a one-yard touchdown run by Army quarterback Rollie Stichweh; however, Navy beat Army 21-15.
- 1971: Libya announced the nationalization of British Petroleum’s assets.
- 1972: Apollo 17 blasted off from Cape Canaveral, America’s last moon mission to date. Elsewhere, an assailant shot and seriously wounded Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos; her bodyguards shot and killed the would-be assassin moments later.
- 1975: The Indonesian army occupies the island of East Timor.
- 1981: Spain becomes a member of the NATO alliance.
- 1982: Convicted murderer Charlie Brooks Jr. became the first U.S. prisoner to undergo execution by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas.
- 1985: In Hanover, N.H., the 92ndS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart died. President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated his fellow Republican to fill the seat of Democrat Associate Justice Harold Hitz Burton. Stewart served from 10-14-1958 to 07-03-1981.
- 1986: Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper’s[ii] band (guitars/vocals 2014-present), was born on this date.
- 1987: A gunman aboard a Pacific Southwest Airlines jetliner in California apparently opened fire on a fellow passenger, the pilots and himself, causing the plane to crash with the loss of all 43 people aboard the plane. Elsewhere, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev set foot on American soil for the first time, arriving for a Washington summit with President Ronald Reagan.
- 1988: A major earthquake in the Soviet Union devastated northern Armenia; official estimates put the death toll at 25,000. Meanwhile, upon arrival at Wall Street, cheering crowds cheer for Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev on a state visit to the United States.
- 1990: The Iraqi Parliament endorses President Saddam Hussein’s decision to free Western hostages.
- 1993: Gunman Colin Ferguson opened fire on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train, killing six people and wounding 19. Following his trial, the jury sentenced him to a minimum term of 200 years in prison.
- 2009: The United Nations opens its Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- 2011: Former Illinois Democrat Governor Rod Blagojevich[iii] receives 14-year prison term for corruption. Meanwhile, at Pearl Harbor, the United States commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the naval and air bases located there.
- 2012: NASA’s Twin GRAIL probes studying the surface of the moon reveal unexpectedly deep cracks, craters, and tectonic structures.
- 2013: At a World Trade Organization meeting, negotiators reach a trade agreement called the Bali Package; the agreement will lower global trade barriers and will simplify trade deals better to enable poorer states in Bali, Indonesia to sell their goods.
- 2014: Iran accuses U.S.-Iranian citizen and Jason Rezaian, the head of the Washington Bureau station in Tehran of unknown charges and holds him without bail. Since holding him, the mullahs have denied all requests from Switzerland to check on the wellbeing of the prisoner. Meanwhile, the Obama administration releases six detainees from GITMO to Uruguay. Since the UN considers them ‘refugees,’ the South American nation places no restrictions on their travel.
- 2016: Longtime guitarist/bassist/vocalist with King Crimson[iv] and Emerson, Lake & Palmer[v]—Greg Lake—lost his battle with cancer on this date.
Nita Strauss, Alice Cooper, Emerson-Lake-&-Palmer, Greg Lake, King Crimson, President John Adams, President James Madison, President Martin Van Buren, Loverboy, Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Noah Haynes Swayne, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart, Roland Carl Davis, Political Topics and Essays, The Zombies, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, Howard Schultz, Deval Patrick, Tulsi Gabbard, Pete Buttigieg, Liz Warren, 2020 Presidential Election, 2020 Democratic Party Nomination, World War II, Pearl Harbor Day 2019,
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. “The Decca Stereo Anthology,” came out on November 11, 2002 and it featured a succinct collection of 48 vital tracks, some of which appeared on singles as well as on their first two albums plus more rediscovered/uncovered musical tidbits. 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.
SPECIAL ALBUMS OF THE DAY:
Posted at the Saturday, March 16, 2013 Blog Post:
Today’s Mothers of Invention album is their twenty-third album, “Playground Psychotics,” which appeared on record store shelves on October 27, 1992 and was another exciting look at the heyday of the Mothers. Over the course of Frank Zappa’s life, he went back and forth between working with the original Mothers and then with various lineups in between. This is one of the better collections of nothing but the best. We recommend that you take the link posted above, go to Amazon.com, and buy this album NOW. Thank you.
Posted @ the Monday, October 06, 2014 Blog Post A:
Paul Rodgers released his next album, “Cut Loose,” on October 15, 2011. This album originally came out in 1983 and was the artist’s first official solo album. The singer played all the instruments and did an admirable job. Rodgers also wrote all 10 songs and they remain to this day as some of his all-time best compositions. We hope you will visit Amazon.com where you can pick it up in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you. You can thank us later.
[i] Not sure when we present this Canadian rock band, Loverboy, but we sure as heck hope we do sometime within the next decade because- say what you will about them- they are as exciting today as they were back in the 1980s. Please remain vigilant for the day that we do.
[ii] We hope to offer the music of Alice Cooper one day so please keep posted until we do. We think you will appreciate them, especially the original band.
[iii] When the hell is President Trump going to pardon this poor son-of-a-bitch?
[iv] We presented the music of this British prog-rock band, the amazing King Crimson, beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out and add them to your collection.
[v] We hope to present the music of the Nice as well as Emerson, Lake & Palmer at some point within the next five years. Please remain posted for the day that we do.