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THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CULINARY POLITICS-ELEMENTAL NEWS OF THE DAY COMMENTARY-OPINION-SPORTS-FOOD SERVICE FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020 BY CHEF CHARLES SMITHENSTEIN
“We finish shoveling the dirt atop the second batch of failed, forlorn, and forsaken 2020 Democrat presidential candidates and wait- there’s room for more, Pt. 2” by Chef Charles Smithenstein
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We finish dispatching the losers to the 2020 Democratic Boot Hill- far better place than the ‘Clinton Boot Hill—they got like 150 people on that one…
Delano, CA 93216, 02-14-2020 Friday: Happy Valentine’s Day, folks. This is one of the most profitable holidays in the foodservice industry but almost all two-tops and hardly any larger tables. Occasionally, we get a four-top or two but it’s always two tops which means we have to move some tables to the back and bring in some additional two-tops so star-crossed lovers can gaze into one another’s eyes. Man, do we sell loads of our house specialty desserts, particularly a glorious white chocolate-raspberry cheesecake complete with some specialty liqueurs such as Chambord. Great stuff, I can tell you, we macerate the fresh, locally grown- that’s right- I said locally grown berries. Not for the kids, I can tell you but who the f**k brings their kids out on Valentine’s Day.
Where were we? Oh, we were looking at the Democratic Party 2020 Boot Hill for the failed candidates and man, they are piling up although one or two seemingly do not want to join their fellows with their boots up. Tulsi Gabbard refuses to quit and God bless her, why the heck should she? Unlike Wall Street-Princess Pete, she actually has substance.
Okay, the tenth candidate to have given up the fight is someone everyone knows (just kidding, folks, just kidding), Congressman Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania. Joe joined the war against Trump on June 22, 2019 and hung it up (no one noticed) on December 01, 2019. Gee whiz, maybe next time?
The eleventh candidate to tug the parachute cord was a guy who seemingly could have been a contender back in 2008- Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana. The guy is ‘together,’ he’s not a nut, he has his head squarely on his shoulders and the insane asylum Democrats running the show blew him off, although he did make it into the first debate as I recall and did very well. Oh, well, it is what it is.
The twelfth Democrat candidate to tell the referee “No más” was someone we couldn’t wait to see climb over the ropes and out of the ring was our very own, Senator Kamala Harris. She made a big show when she entered on January 21, 2019- the 90th anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.- and gave up the fight, putting away her manos of stone on Tuesday, December 03, 2019.
Oh, woe, folks, she only got her position from schlepping former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown of the Golden State so when she departed, no one noticed or gave a hoot other than the race-conscious Democrats.
The next fellow who managed to go a tad bit farther than the previous loser was El Paso, Texas, Mayor Julian “I’m a Mexican” Castro. This anti-American loser joined the food fight on January 12, 2019 and decided to move back home to Juarez, Mexico (just kidding, folks, he claims he is an American) on January 02, 2020. Then, he stumped around with Lizzie (Borden) Warren until she sent him to run his taco truck. What a fall.
You know things are bad when a good bud of Oprah Winfrey- Marianne Williamson, psychic and someone who communes with the gods- becomes the fourteenth candidate to leave the race. I think Marianne made it into the first two debates and then went ‘bye-bye,’ which is sad. She seemed like someone you would want to smoke crack with. Ah, well, she entered the race on January 28, 2019 and sadly called it quits on Friday, January 10, 2020. So much for having the Big ‘O’ for a friend, huh?
Alas, the fifteenth loser (I mean, ‘candidate’) to tell his fellow Democrats to “GO F— THEMSELVES” was Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. “Old Chrome Dome” entered the race to much trumpeting and banging of drums on Friday, February 01, 2019 and much to his surprise (but not that of rational, thinking political observers like me, a professional chef) went home with his tail between his legs on Monday, January 13, 2020.
Yesterday, we began with the sixteenth entry into the 2020 Democratic sweepstakes because he was the first in- former Congressman John Delaney of Maryland. He was a great fellow but you can read about him by re-reading yesterday’s post. This guy could have been a stunning nominee. Truly tragic to see him go.
Now we come to numbers seventeen and eighteen, both of whom tossed the towel in on Tuesday following the destruction of their candidacies in the aftermath of New Hampshire’s primary. The first to go was Andrew Yang, one thousand bucks a month to every adult man and woman was not enough.
The other person was poor Senator Michael Bennett. Much like Delaney, a smart, rational guy (but looks sort of dopey), he never stood a chance. Yang entered on November 06, 2017- the second longest to run while the Coloradan joined the fight on Thursday, May 02, 2019 and left with the billionaire tech guru, one after the other.
We almost had a nineteenth bailout- Tom Steyer- on the same night as the previous two but for some reason beknown only to himself, the moment he tossed the towel he pulled it back. The question is WHY.
That will do it for today. Please, tell me what YOU think- I’m all ears (or eyes if you will). Happy Valentine’s Day.
Foodservice Management Professional, FMP, Mixologist, Food server, and Cook
I have been in professional food service for a long, long time, moving into management back in 1973. At the time, I was the Food and Beverage Director at one of the hotels in Bakersfield, CA, located on Union Avenue. I was in my late thirties at the time. I am still working at one of the local hotels in the nearby town of Delano, CA, a place that has been my home for the past 10 years. Our city has experienced marvelous growth and is fast becoming a player in county politics.
Chef Charles Smithenstein writes from Delano, California.
Chef Charles Smithenstein is a moderate-to-conservative Republican
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02-14-2020 Friday—Political Topics and Essays, Part MMLXXIX: “We finish shoveling the dirt atop the second batch of failed, forlorn, and forsaken 2020 Democrat presidential candidates and wait- there’s room for more, Pt. 2” by Chef Charles Smithenstein.
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