CCC. 2019 Thursday: Russia once again demonstrates its lack of ability- or its concern for human life- when a mysterious explosion at a nuclear weapons plant and testing facility in the sealed city of Sarov occurs, killing at least five scientists and wounding God knows how more. Come on, Vladimir, impose some safeguards on your people.



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President Richard M. Nixon; Supreme Court Justices Howell Edmunds Jackson, Willis Van Devanter, Arthur Goldberg, and Sonia Sotomayor; Beverly Carrick; Nazi Party Youth Leader Baldur Von Schirach; INXS featuring Jon Stevens, “Louie, Louie” by the Kingsmen, the Rolling Stones, Roxy Music featuring John Gustafson, Carlos Santana, and U2 featuring the Edge:

  1. 70 A. D.: Roman troops under the command of General Titus manage to destroy the tower of Fortress Antonia in Jerusalem during the Great Jewish War.
  2. 1814: During the War of 1812, peace talks between the United States and Britain commenced in Ghent, Belgium.
  3. 1815: Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena to spend the remainder of his days in exile.
  4. 1844: Following the death of Mormon founder, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young becomes the leader of the faith.
  5. 1876: Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph. The mimeograph was a “method of preparing autographic stencils for printing.”
  6. 1890: The Daughters of the American Revolution forms on this date.
  7. 1895: In Nashville, Tennessee, the 54thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson, Democrat, died on this date. President Benjamin Harrison nominated Jackson to fill the seat of 49th Associate Justice Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II, Democrat.  Jackson served from 02-18-1893 to 08-08-1895.
  8. 1899: A.T. Marshall patented the refrigerator.
  9. 1900: In Boston, the first Davis Cup series began. The U.S. defeated Great Britain three matches to zero.
  10. 1908: In Chicago, Illinois, future 94thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg, Democrat, is born. President John F. Kennedy nominated Goldberg to fill the seat of Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter, Independent.  Goldberg served from 09-28-1962 to 07-26-1965.  He would then move on to become the United States’ sixth ambassador to the United Nations.
  11. 1911: The number of representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives established itself at 435. There was one member of Congress for every 211,877 residents.
  12. 1918: In the wake of 600 tanks, British/Canadian/Australian troops forge a breakthrough through German lines at Amiens, France.
  13. 1919: Through the Treaty of Rawalpindi, Great Britain recognizes the independence of Afghanistan.
  14. 1925: In Washington, D.C., the Ku Klux Klan[i] marches 200,000 strong down Pennsylvania Avenue.
  15. 1927: Beverly Carrick, famed artist, was born on this date.
  16. 1929: German airship Graf Zeppelin sets off on a round-the-world flight. Things would end disastrously in New Jersey when the airship arrived.
  17. 1937: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Japan completed its occupation of Beijing.
  18. 1940: The Battle of Britain continues with the loss of 31 German aircraft over England.
  19. 1941: During the German invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa), 20 divisions of the combined 6th/12th, Russian armies surrender to the Germans at the Oman Pocket.  Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the 63rdS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Willis Van Devanter, died.  President Theodore Roosevelt nominated the Republican to fill the seat of Democrat 55th Associate Justice Edward Douglass White.  Van Devanter served from 12-16-1910 to 06-02-1937.
  20. 1942: During World War II, Nazi saboteurs who were captured after landing in the United States were executed in Washington, D.C.; two others who had cooperated with authorities were spared. Meanwhile, future bassist with the British rock band, Roxy Music[ii]—John Gustafson—is born in Great Britain on this date.
  21. 1945: President Harry S. Truman signed the U.S. instrument of ratification for the United Nations Charter. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union declared war against Japan during World War II.
  22. 1953: The United States and South Korea signed a mutual defense pact.
  23. 1955: At Geneva, Switzerland, the world’s nations attend a conference designed to discover peaceful uses of atomic energy. Meanwhile, the U.S. and South Korea initiated a mutual security pact.
  24. 1956: Japan launched an oil tanker that was 780 feet long and weighed 84,730 tons. It was the largest oil tanker in the world at the time.
  25. 1961: Future guitarist with the Irish band, U2[iii]—Darrell Howell Evans aka the Edge—is born on this date.
  26. 1962: Future vocalist with the Australian rock band, INXS[iv]—Jon Stevens (2000-2003)—is born in New Zealand on this date.
  27. 1963: Britain’s ‘Great Train Robbery’ took place as thieves made off with 2.6 million pounds in banknotes. Elsewhere, the Kingsmen[v] release the song, “Louie, Louie,” which radio stations label as ‘obscene.’
  28. 1964: The Rolling Stones[vi] perform their first live concert in the Netherlands.
  29. 1966: Michael DeBakey became the first surgeon to install an artificial heart pump in a patient.
  30. 1968: The Republican National Convention nominated Richard Nixon for president on the first ballot.
  31. 1973: Vice President Spiro T. Agnew branded as “damned lies” reports he had taken kickbacks from government contracts in Maryland and vowed not to resign—which he ended up doing anyway.
  32. 1974: President Richard M. Nixon announced his resignation, effective the next day, following damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal. Meanwhile, former Nazi Party Youth Leader, 1931-1940, Baldur Von Schirach died.
  33. 1978: The U.S. launched Pioneer Venus 2, which carried scientific probes to study the atmosphere of Venus.
  34. 1979: Iraqi thug-dictator Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents.
  35. 1983: A jury in Kansas City, Missouri, awards TV anchor Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned).
  36. 1988: After kicking butt in neighboring Angola, South Africa declares a cease-fire. The nation had been battling communists backed by the Cuban and Russian armies to subvert Southern Africa.  Meanwhile, Russian troops begin pulling out of neighboring Afghanistan after fighting 9 years of a losing war.  Finally, Iraq and Iran announced the commencement of a ceasefire between the two warring neighbors.
  37. 1989: The space shuttle Columbia took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The trip was said to be a secret five-day military mission.
  38. 1991: Carlos Santana[vii] pleads no contest to a marijuana possession charge. Meanwhile, the U.N. Security Council approved North and South Korea for membership.
  39. 1992: The “Dream Team” clinched the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. The U.S. basketball team beat Croatia 117-85.
  40. 1993: While driving in Somalia, a landmine exploded beneath their vehicle killing four U.S. soldiers. This, in turn, prompted President Bill Clinton to order Army Rangers to capture or kill warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.
  41. 1994: Israel and Jordan opened the first road link between the two once-warring countries.
  42. 2000: The wreckage of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, which sank in 1864 after attacking the Union ship Housatonic, was recovered off the South Carolina coast and returned to port.
  43. 2002: Saddam Hussein, dictator of Iraq, organized a big military parade and then warned “the forces of evil” not to attack Iraq as he sought once more to shift the debate away from world demands that he live up to agreements that ended the Gulf War.
  44. 2003: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston offered $55 million to settle more than 500 lawsuits stemming from alleged sex abuse by priests. The Archdiocese later settled for $85 million.
  45. 2008 Friday: China opened the Summer Olympics with an extravaganza of fireworks and pageantry as only a communist nation can do.
  46. 2009 Saturday: Sonia Sotomayor, the self-proclaimed ‘wise Latina,’ took the oath of office as the Supreme Court’s first Hispanic and third female justice.
  47. 2011 Monday: Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgrades U.S. sovereign debt; the downgrade is the FIRST in the history of the United States.
  48. 2012 Wednesday: Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s President, signs a controversial law concerning the status of 18 languages as regional and minority languages; the law allows officials in Russian-speaking regions of the country to use Russian in documents and at public events.
  49. 2013 Thursday: The Pentagon will furlough 650,000 civilian employees without pay for six days this year after receiving warnings that mandatory budget cuts might idle defense workers for a longer period.
  50. 2014 Friday: At a stock car race, Tony Stewart collides with a vehicle driven by Kevin Ward causing Ward to wreck his car. Exiting his car and walking on the track while yelling at Stewart, Stewart hit and killed him with his racecar in an apparent accident.  The authorities after investigating the mishap did not charge Stewart with any crime.
  51. 2015 Saturday: Following the horrendous outbreak of Ebola virus throughout parts of West Africa, many survivors find that they are beset by new symptoms such as joint pain and eye inflammation, so severe that many cannot function in normal life.
  52. 2016 Monday: Black Pink, a K-Pop chick group releases their first big tune, “Whistle.”
  53. 2017 Tuesday: Following the severing of ties with Netflix, the Walt Disney Co. announces plans for its own streaming service. Geez, how many streaming services do we need?  Every single one of them tries their best to milk their customers.  Enough is enough.   Elsewhere, country pop singer and actor Glen Campbell dies at age 81.
  54. 2018 Wednesday: The United States announced that it would impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in Great Britain. Fricking Vladimir Putin, a POS.
  55. 2019 Thursday: Russia once again demonstrates its lack of ability- or its concern for human life- when a mysterious explosion at a nuclear weapons plant and testing facility in the sealed city of Sarov occurs, killing at least five scientists and wounding God knows how more. Come on, Vladimir, impose some safeguards on your people.
  56. 2020 Saturday: Here are today’s COVID-19 Wuhan Virus, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, aka the Chinese Flu, the Kung Flu, you know, the Chinese “gift” that won’t stop giving, statistics for today: 19,425,393 confirmed cases, UP 264,587, 722,066 confirmed deaths, UP 5,983, and 11,773,122 confirmed recoveries, UP 167,998. In the United States, here are today’s numbers: 5,054,067 confirmed cases, UP 52,386 new cases, 163,575 confirmed deaths, UP 1,156, and 2,477,554 confirmed recoveries, UP 22,976.  Next, in the three states where the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 545,787 confirmed cases, 10,189 confirmed deaths, but thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom being little more than a festering POS, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  In Hawaii, here are the stats: 3,115 confirmed cases, 31 confirmed deaths, and 1,467 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the too-far-left-to-save-state-of-Washington, here are the stats: 61,587 confirmed cases, 1,672 confirmed deaths, and like California’s worthless governor, Gov. Jay Inslee won’t list the number of confirmed recoveries.  Let’s look at the numbers of another state we haven’t looked at lately, Ohio, the “Buckeye State,” one of the worst states for out-of-control liberal politics.  The number of cases in the state is 99,969 while the number of deaths is 3,668.  No mention of the number of confirmed recoveries.  Such a shame but the one thing we do know is that Governor Mike DeWine, a RINO, is little more than a hardcore political hack.
  57. 2020 Saturday A: Let’s look at the second-highest nation infected with the Wuhan Virus, Brazil: the South American nation has 3,012,412 cases of Xi Jinping’s gift to the world what with 100,477 deaths, and 2,068,394 recoveries.   India is the third highest nation infected with this dastardly, lab-engineered virus what with 2,152,020 confirmed cases, 43,453 confirmed deaths, and 1,479,804 confirmed recoveries.  Russia comes in fourth what with 882,347 confirmed cases, 14,854 confirmed deaths, and 690,207 confirmed recoveries.  Now, let’s look at the Chi-Coms, the place where this needless disaster began: they come in 30th among nations with 84,590 confirmed cases, 4,634 confirmed deaths, and 79,123 confirmed recoveries (although our sources in Hong Kong and Macau tell us they are 10-times higher than reported which sounds about right for the main communist hellhole on the planet.  Shame on them).
  58. 2020 Saturday B: Sadly, without any help from the Democrats, President Trump takes it upon himself to improve the lot of the American people, people whose lives have been thrown into freefall thanks to the Chinese Virus Crisis, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, by signing an executive order that will do the following: (1) $400 in enhanced unemployment benefits throughout the remainder of the year; (2) A payroll ‘holiday’ tax that will cut payroll taxes for every American making under $100,000 per year; (3) A continued moratorium on evictions; and (4) deferring student loan repayments until next year. The president is asking the states to cover 25-percent of the costs while the federal government will cover the other 75-percent.  Democrats threaten to take him to court over these actions.  WHY?  They want bailouts for Blue States- like California- that is so far in the RED it risks imploding in upon itself because CalPERS needs billions of dollars to keep it solvent while Sacramento gives money and benefits- including free health care to ILLEGAL ALIENS.  Let California DIE.  We say this even though our blog site is based there.  It is time for change.
  59. 2020 Saturday C: The people of Beirut, Lebanon, continue protesting their government’s corruption in allowing their port to blow up on Tuesday thanks to more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the port. Some even call for the lynching of Hezbollah boss, Hassan Nasrallah, a POS terrorist if one ever existed.  In some cases, police use live ammunition on the protesters as violence gets out of control.  Meanwhile, Portland, Oregon, sees yet another night of mayhem in the streets, its 70th but who’s counting, right) while Mayor Ted Wheeler scolds Antifa for misbehaving.  Folks do what the police in Beirut are doing, the moment you see some POS rioter raise his arm to throw an incendiary device, shoot them.  It works and has always worked in the past.  Has the United States lost its nerve?







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This artwork is #0184 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Gulls’ Delight.”  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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Roger Hodgson released his next solo effort, a DVD- “Take the Long Way Home- Live in Montreal”- on June 10, 2007.  This effort features the artist on keyboards, guitars, and vocals with a horn player providing accompaniment.  We sometimes ponder WHY artists (or their record companies) release certain things and then end up with the conclusion that “it is what it is.”  One thing is for certain: IF you love this band in the way that we do, then you will want whatever material an artist releases which is why we consider ourselves ‘completists’ as should you if you have been with us since the founding of our world-famous (joking, of course) blog.  We thank you for evaluating our suggestions and opinions…






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[i] And if history taught properly, everyone would know the KKK were ALL f**king Democrats- and still are!

[ii] We presented the music of Roxy Music at the secondary blog and hope to do it at the main blog sometime within the next 3 years. At the secondary blog, we began promoting the music of this famed British band as well as of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, and Phil Manzanera beginning on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 through several successive months.  We hope you will seek them out.

[iii] We look forward to promoting the music of U 2 when we promote the music of other more recent bands, sometime within the next 4-5 years.  We hope you will be with us when we do.

[iv] We look forward to promoting the music of INXS sometime within the next 15 years or so.  We hope you will be there when we do.  We thank you.

[v] When we do the Box Tops and some of the other great bands of the 1960s, we will also do the music of the Kingsmen.

[vi] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members’ solo projects.  We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor.  Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces.

[vii] We began promoting the music of Santana on Tuesday, 28-August-2012 through Tuesday, 23-October-2012.  We hope you will seek the music of this famed man and his band out wherever you can find them.


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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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