QQ. 2013 Monday: CEO Jeff Bezos purchases “The Washington Post,” a privately-owned newspaper, which the ultra-leftist liberal socialist transforms into his personal mouthpiece for attacking his enemies. In our view, NO billionaire entrepreneur should ever be able to purchase a media outlet to then use as his personal attack dog on his enemies. Meanwhile, Samantha Power becomes the 28th U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.



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The Dave Clark Five featuring Rick Huxley, the Guess Who featuring Greg Leskiw, “Nights in White Satin” by the Moody Blues, Steely Dan featuring Jeff Porcaro, and Toni Morrison:

  1. 1071: Turks capture Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes as Islam continues its spread into the Balkans and into Europe.
  2. 1391: The citizens of Barcelona and Toledo, Spain, massacre their Jewish inhabitants.
  3. 1772: The First Partition of Poland takes place as Austria, Prussia, and Russia divide the hapless kingdom into three parts.
  4. 1833: City Leaders incorporated the township of Chicago; the population was approximately 250 citizens.
  5. 1846: At the 49th Parallel, the United States and Great Britain divide the Oregon Territory.
  6. 1861: The United States Army abolishes flogging. Meanwhile, enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years.  Meanwhile, the U.S. government levies its first income tax to help pay for the Civil War.  The tax was 3-percent of all incomes over $800 and in 1872; the government rescinded the wartime measure.
  7. 1864: During the Civil War, Union Admiral David G. Farragut led his fleet to victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
  8. 1884: The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal was laid on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor. Note: some ignorant liberal schmucks such as CNN reporter Jim Acosta believe the statue sets immigration policy for the United States.  Are there no educational requirements for being a White House correspondent?  Obviously not.  The purpose of the statue is to present liberty to the rest of the world, Americans-style but does not mean that just anyone can cross our borders and sink into the background, draining our nation dry.
  9. 1891: American Express issues its first traveler’s checks.
  10. 1914: As World War I gets underway, Montenegro declares war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Elsewhere, Cuba, Argentina, Mexico, and Uruguay proclaim neutrality in the war.  Finally, Cleveland, Ohio, installs traffic lights throughout the city.
  11. 1915: As the Russians abandon Warsaw, the German army begins its occupation.
  12. 1921: Harold Arlin on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh broadcast the first play-by-play baseball game on this date. Elsewhere, the New York World published the first political cartoon to earn a Pulitzer Prize on this date: “On the Road to Moscow” by Rollin Kirby.
  13. 1923: Henry Sullivan became the first American to swim across the English Channel.
  14. 1924: The comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie,” written by Harold Gray debuted in the New York City Daily News.
  15. 1933: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the National Labor Board, which was later replaced with the National Labor Relations Board.
  16. 1936: Jesse Owens of the United States won the 200-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics, collecting the third of his four gold medals.
  17. 1940: In Dartford, Kent, UK, future bassist with the Dave Clark Five[i]– Rick Huxley- is born.
  18. 1943: During World War II, Soviet forces retake the cities of Orel and Belgorod.
  19. 1944: Polish insurgents liberated a German labor camp in Warsaw on this date, freeing 348 Jewish prisoners in the process.
  20. 1947: Future guitarist with the Guess Who[ii], 1970-1972—Greg Leskiw—is born in Winnipeg, Canada on this date.
  21. 1953: During the Korean Conflict, an exchange of prisoners between the two sides, labeled the “Operation Big Switch” occurred at Panmunjom on this date.
  22. 1957: The teenage dance show “American Bandstand,” hosted by Dick Clark, made its network debut on ABC-TV.
  23. 1960: For the first time, two major league baseball clubs traded managers. Detroit traded Jimmy Dykes for Cleveland’s Joe Gordon.
  24. 1962: Actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, was found dead in her Los Angeles home; her death was ruled a probable suicide from acute barbiturate poisoning. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, South African authorities arrest anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela; it was the beginning of 27 years of imprisonment.
  25. 1963: The United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union signed a treaty in Moscow banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in space, and underwater.
  26. 1964: U.S. aircraft bombed the crap out of North Vietnam after their gunboats attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. However, U.S. Navy pilot Everett Alvarez Jr. became the first American flier shot down by the North Vietnamese; they held him prisoner until February 1973.
  27. 1966: During a civil rights march in Chicago, Illinois, the outraged citizens stone Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and his followers. Meanwhile, in New York City, groundbreaking for the original World Trade Center commences.
  28. 1967: The U.S. space probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, sending back photographs and scientific data.
  29. 1969 Tuesday: The U.S. Space Probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, sending back photographs and scientific data.
  30. 1972 Saturday: Ugandan thug President General Idi Amin expels 80,000 Asians from his country. Meanwhile, the Moody Blues[iii] release the song, “Nights in White Satin.”
  31. 1974 Monday: President Richard M. Nixon admits he withheld valuable information regarding the break-in at the Watergate Hotel from the Congressional committee considering these violations. The White House released transcripts of subpoenaed tape recordings showing that President Nixon and his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, had discussed a plan in June 1972 to use the CIA to thwart the FBI’s Watergate investigation; revelation of the tap[e sparked Nixon’s inevitable resignation from office.
  32. 1981 Wednesday: The federal government began firing air traffic controllers who had gone out on strike and when ordered to return, failed to show up.
  33. 1986 Tuesday: The U.S. Senate votes in favor of SDI, the “Star Wars” initiative.
  34. 1989 Saturday: In Honduras, five Central American presidents began meeting to discuss the timetable for the dismantling of the Nicaraguan Contra bases.
  35. 1991 Monday: Iraq admitted to misleading U.N. inspectors about secret biological weapons. Meanwhile, Democratic congressional leaders launched a formal investigation to find out if the Ronald Reagan-George H. W. Bush campaign somehow found a way to stall the release of American hostages held by the Iranians until AFTER the 1980 Presidential Election.  What a load of bullshit but this is how the Democrats conduct business in the modern era.
  36. 1992 Wednesday: The four cops involved in the beating of Los Angeles motorist, Rodney King, find themselves indicted on the charge that they violated the man’s civil rights. Meanwhile, famed session drummer Jeff Porcaro, who played with Steely Dan[iv] and Toto[v] among others died from a mishap at his home in West Hills, California, when he overused insecticide and caused himself to die along with the bugs; he was only 38.
  37. 1996 Monday: The Dallas Cowboys play the Kansas City Chiefs in Monterey, Mexico.
  38. 1997 Tuesday: Ramzi Yousef goes on trial in New York City on charges that he masterminded the World Trade Center bombing.
  39. 2002 Monday: The United States closed its consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. The American government did this after Pakistani authorities removed large concrete blocks from in front of the building and allowed the resumption of normal traffic on the road directly in front of the facility.  In doing this, the Pakistanis attempted to make a point that in case of terrorist attack, the U.S. was on its own.  Screw these bastards.  Elsewhere, the coral-encrusted gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor was raised from the floor of the Atlantic, nearly 140 years after the historic warship sank during a tremendous storm.
  40. 2008 Tuesday: The state of Texas executed Jose Medellin, a Mexican-born condemned killer, via lethal injection for his part in the gang rape and murder of two teenage girls, Elizabeth Pena, and Jennifer Ertman, in 1993. Liberals claim that illegal aliens do not commit crime, yet this POS murdered two American girls after participating in a heinous gang rape with some of his banger buddies.  #Buildthewallanddeportthemall!
  41. 2010 Thursday: Somali pirates seize a Syrian freighter with 24 crewmembers in the Gulf of Aden.
  42. 2011 Friday: NASA announced that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter had captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons. Elsewhere, Standard & Poor’s Financial Services lowered the United States’ AAA credit rating by one notch to AA-plus.
  43. 2013 Monday: CEO Jeff Bezos purchases “The Washington Post,” a privately-owned newspaper, which the ultra-leftist liberal socialist transforms into his personal mouthpiece for attacking his enemies. In our view, NO billionaire entrepreneur should ever be able to purchase a media outlet to then use as his personal attack dog on his enemies.   Meanwhile, Samantha Power becomes the 28th U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
  44. 2014 Tuesday: Over 1.2 billion security credentials have been stolen in a Russian-led hacking ring; data was stolen from over 420,000 websites, but the websites and victim names have not yet been disclosed.  Meanwhile, Russia counters sanctions by the S. and the European Union by banning all imports of dairy, fish, meat, fruit, and vegetables; Russia prohibited Ukrainian flights from its air space, as well.   Finally, in a move that shocked many, President Barack Hussein Obama signed the Iron Dome Bill providing $225 million so the Israelis could build their iron dome to deflect missiles coming from all directions.
  45. 2015 Wednesday: While investigating a Superfund site, the Environmental Protection Agency causes a major environmental disaster by releasing MILLIONS of gallons of heavy metal-tainted water into Colorado’s Animas River causing untold billions of dollars of damage.
  46. 2016 Friday: In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the XXXI Summer Olympics Games opens at the Maracanã Stadium. These are the first Olympic games held south of the Equator.
  47. 2017 Saturday: The U.N. Security Council votes to impose additional sanctions on Kim Jong Un and North Korea for the communist thug continuing to fire off missiles and for making threats. We need to nuke HIM.
  48. 2018 Sunday: On the island of Lombok in Indonesia, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake slams the region killing at least 460 and displacing another 350,000 people.
  49. 2019 Monday: New Delhi, India, announces that due to security concerns with neighboring Pakistan, it’s going to revoke Article 370 that will strip Indian-controlled Kashmir’s status as a state and making it a union territory. The Islamists in Pakistan have been trying to subvert Kashmir for many years with the Indians having to kick their butts from time-to-time in order to maintain law and order.  Meanwhile, due to increasing anti-government and anti-Beijing protests in Hong Kong, the local government does what it can to clamp down on the protests and cancels at least 200 flights in and out of the former British territory.   Elsewhere, Toni Morrison, first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize (2010) dies at age 88.  Finally, the European Union’s Copernicus Program- an Earth-observation satellite confirms (drum roll please!) that July 2019 was the hottest month on record.  Hmmm…
  50. 2020 Wednesday: Lebanese authorities inform the world that the BLAST that devastated their main port in Beirut occurred because of tons of ammonium nitrate stored on site for more than six years. Ammonium nitrate is, of course, one of the main components of explosives so for now, it appears NOT to have been a ‘terrorist event’ although we sure as hell believe that it was.  At least 150 people died, more than 3,500 injured, scores of others are missing, and the nation is in turmoil.  The government put several of the port authorities for now under house arrest.  Folks, it was a terrorist mishap or a Mossad strike before Iranians could launch massive terrorist attacks against Israel.  This is what the AICPENDBLOG.COM believes.  We shall see.  Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee asks a black reporter when quizzed about doing ‘mental tests’ if he was tested for cocaine prior to going on the Yahoo news program.  Uh, okay, Joe, why you have to racialize everything?
  51. 2020 Wednesday A: Here are today’s Xi Jinping Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 18,635,877 confirmed cases, UP by 190,090 cases, 702,903 confirmed deaths, UP by 11,163 deaths, and 11,206,326 confirmed recoveries, UP by 170,326 recoveries. Here are the numbers for the United States: 4,898,839 confirmed cases, UP by 48,725 new cases, 160,190 confirmed deaths, UP by 1,062 new deaths, and 2,411,277 confirmed recoveries, UP by 44,556 new recoveries.  (The number of recoveries would be even greater if Blue State governors would report them but alas, we know they won’t- corrupt MF-ers).
  52. 2020 Wednesday B: Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, Golden State first: 524,722 confirmed cases, 9,703 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 2,591 confirmed cases, 27 confirmed deaths, and 1,354 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 59,379 confirmed cases, 1,619 confirmed deaths, but like California, the incline-headed governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries.  Shame on these flipping Democrats.  Let’s take a look at one more state, Georgia: 201,713 confirmed number of cases, 3,984 confirmed number of deaths, but no mention of recoveries.  Still, Governor Brian Kemp seems to be doing an excellent job, better that flipping nitwit in New York, Governor Andrew “I’m a Moron” Cuomo.  Congrats!
  53. 2020 Wednesday C: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 27,201.52, UP 373.05 points (1.39%). Next, the NASDAQ: 10,998.40, UP 57.23 points (0.52%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,327.77, UP 21.26 points (0.64%).  The price of GOLD is $2,053.30 per troy oz., +4.00 (+0.20%) while the price of SILVER is $27.12 per troy ounce, +0.225 (+0.84%).  The price of PLATINUM is $995.00 per troy oz, +5.90 (+0.60%) while the price of COPPER is $2.92 per pound, +0.0015 (+0.05%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $42.33 per barrel, +0.14 (+0.33%).  Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.94 Chi-Com yuan.
  54. 2020 Wednesday D: New York City Mayor Bill Di Blasio orders the establishment of “Checkpoint Charlies” at all major entryways into the crumbling city.  He wants armies of contact tracers and public health employees to ensure that all visitors remain under quarantine for two weeks lest they pay massive fines and spend time in the emptied jails.  Meanwhile, Governor Andrew “I’m a Moron” Cuomo says he will buy drinks for all the wealthy people who have fled both the city and the state ‘if they’d just come back.’  NO one is going to return, governor, no one.  You reap what you sow, you worthless POS! 










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This artwork is #0181 an 18” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Twilight Camp.”  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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Supertramp released its first retrospective album, “Retrospectacle—the Supertramp Anthology” on August 05, 2005.  This album is available in a variety of forms including one and two discs, obviously the more discs the more music which is great for fans.  This is a definitive must-own album by one of the all-time great veteran bands.  We hope you will search for this one wherever you shop for the best in rock music because no matter what the critics say, Supertramp is one of the all-time great bands of the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond.  Seek it out now and enjoy.






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Wednesday, August 05, 2020:

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[i] We look forward to doing the music of one of the great British invasion bands, the Dave Clark Five, at some point in the next 2-3 years.  Stick around for the day we do- you will be glad you did.

[ii] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt..  The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017.  We hope you will check them out.

[iii] We promoted the music of the Moody Blues and of the band’s members beginning on Monday, 23-October-2017 through Sunday, 11-February-2018.  We definitely hope you will check them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[iv] We look forward to doing the music of Steely Dan at some point within the next 10-15 years.  Please stay with us.

[v] When we do the music of Steely Dan, we most assuredly will do the music of Toto, too.


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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 liberal Republican Contact me at

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