RR. 2013 Monday: The public learns about AT&T’s the Hemisphere Project, which gives telephone call data to law enforcement agencies, including the DEA. Meanwhile, France released an intelligence report alleging chemical weapons use by Syria that dovetailed with similar U.S. claims, as President Bashar al-Assad warned that any military strike against his country would spark an uncontrollable regional war.



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Electric Light Orchestra featuring Mik Kaminski, “You Wear It Well” by Rod Stewart (and the Faces), and the Flags of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania:

  1. 44 B.C.: Cleopatra of Egypt declares her son by Julius Caesar- Caesarion- co-ruler of Egypt, naming him Ptolemy XV.  This would not sit well with the powerholders of Rome.
  2. 31 B.C.: Roman leader Octavian defeated the alliance of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra.  Octavian—as Augustus Caesar, became the first Roman emperor.  Note, he was the great nephew of Julius Caesar.
  3. 1192: Saladin and King Richard the Lionhearted sign a cease-fire between the army of the sultan and that of the Crusaders.
  4. 1666: The Great Fire of London broke out, which burned down 13,000 homes and killed at least 8 people.
  5. 1732: Pope Clement XII renews the anti-Jewish laws of Rome.   
  6. 1775: General George Washington commissioned the first American war vessel, Hannah, on this date.
  7. 1789: The Treasury Department of the United States underwent establishment on this date.
  8. 1792: The Parisian mobs remove the nobles and their families as well as clergymen and begin mass murdering them.
  9. 1864: During the American Civil War, Union forces under the command of General William T. Sherman occupied the rebel city of Atlanta, Georgia.
  10. 1870: Emperor Napoleon III surrenders to the Prussian army during the Franco-Prussian War.
  11. 1897: Publishers issued the first issue of McCall’s magazine on this date.  Prior to this, the magazine had gone by different names such as Queens Magazine and Queen of Fashion.
  12. 1898: At the Battle of Omdurman, Lord Kitchener’s troops employ the machine gun for the first time in battle against the howling hordes of the Mahdi, gunning down thousands of them in the Sudan.
  13. 1901: Vice President Theodore Roosevelt offered the advice, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair.
  14. 1924: The Rudolf Friml operetta, “Rose Marie,” opened on Broadway.
  15. 1930: Captain Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte piloted the first nonstop flight—the Question Mark–from Europe to the United States on this date.
  16. 1935: A Labor Day hurricane slammed into the Florida Keys, claiming more than 400 lives.
  17. 1938 Friday: The New York Central Railroad put the first train car equipped with fluorescent lighting into service on this date.
  18. 1942 Wednesday: During World War II, German forces begin entering and enveloping the Russian city of Stalingrad.
  19. 1944 Saturday: During World War II, Japanese forces shot down U.S. Navy pilot Lt. George Herbert Walker Bush as he completed a bombing run over the Bonin Islands.  The American submarine USS Finback later rescued him; however, his two crewmembers died.
  20. 1945 Sunday: Japan formerly surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally ending World War II.  Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam to be an independent republic.  Strangely, he died on this date in 1969.
  21. 1951 Sunday: Future violinist with the British rock band, Electric Light Orchestra[i] 1972-1979, Mik Kaminski—is born in Harrogate in Great Britain on this date.
  22. 1958 Tuesday: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Defense Education Act, which provided aid to public and private education to promote learning in such fields as math and science.
  23. 1961 Saturday: The USSR resumed nuclear testing on this date.  Test ban treaty negotiations failed with the U.S. and Britain when the three nations could not agree upon the nature and frequency of on-site inspections.
  24. 1963 Monday: State troopers assigned by Alabama Governor George C. Wallace prevented the integration of Tuskegee High School on this date.  Elsewhere, “The CBS Evening News” underwent lengthening on this date from 15 to 30 minutes.
  25. 1964 Wednesday: One of America’s most decorated military heroes of World War I, Medal of Honor recipient Alvin C. York, died in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 76.
  26. 1969 Tuesday: In what some regard as the birth of the Internet, two connected computers at UCLA passed test data through a 15-foot cable.  Meanwhile, in one of the all-time great TV disasters, NBC canceled the popular Sci-Fi show, “Star Trek” on this date; the show premiered originally on September 0, 1966.
  27. 1972 Saturday: Dave Wottle of the United States won the men’s 800-meter race at the Munich Summer Olympics.  Meanwhile, Rod Stewart[ii] receives his first #1 hit in America, “You wear it well.”
  28. 1973 Sunday: The owner of the Detroit Tigers fired manager Billy Martin, relieving him three days after he ordered his pitchers to throw spitballs against Cleveland Indians batters.
  29. 1974 Monday: President Gerald R. Ford signs the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
  30. 1985 Monday: Explorers announced they had discovered the whereabouts of the HMS Titanic on September 01 when a U.S. and French ocean expedition discovered the wreck 560 miles off Newfoundland.  The luxury liner’s exact location had been a mystery for 73 years.
  31. 1986 Tuesday: A judge in Los Angeles sentenced Cathy Evelyn Smith to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter for her role in the 1982 drug overdose death of actor John Belushi; she served 18 months.
  32. 1991 Monday: The United States recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
  33. 1992 Wednesday: The United States and Russia agreed to a joint venture to build a space station.
  34. 1995 Saturday: In the 12th round of their heavyweight championship fight, Frank Bruno beats Oliver McCall. 
  35. 1996 Monday: Muslim rebels and the government of the Philippines signed a pact formally ending 26 years of insurgency that had killed more than 120,000 people.
  36. 1998 Wednesday: A Swissair MD-11 jetliner crashed off Nova Scotia killing all 229 people aboard.
  37. 2002 Monday: Negotiators at the World Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, agreed on a plan to help the globe’s poorest people while reversing environmental declines.  Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, Glenn Tilton became chair, president, and chief executive officer of United Airlines parent UAL Corporation.      
  38. 2003 Tuesday: A federal appeals court in San Francisco threw out more than 100 death sentences in Arizona, Montana, and Idaho because the inmates had been sent to death row by judges instead of juries.
  39. 2004 Thursday: President George W. Bush pledged “a safer world and a more hopeful America” as he accepted his party’s nomination for a second term at the Republican National Convention in New York.
  40. 2005 Friday: A National Guard convoy packed with food, water and medicine rolled into New Orleans four days after Hurricane Katrina.  Scorched by criticism about sluggish federal help (because he was a Republican mostly), President George W. Bush toured the Gulf Coast and met with state and local officials, including New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (who is now in prison); at one point, Bush praised FEMA Director Michael Brown, telling him, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”  Democrats criticized the President for this comment, too; however, had a Democrat been in the White House, no one would have said a flipping thing about similar comments or actions.  It is interesting to note that the President toured the area by aircraft so as not to take resources away on the ground for his visit; the left criticized him for doing this, too.  A Republican can NEVER win.
  41. 2009 Wednesday: A bomb blows up outside the Athens’ Stock Exchange in Greece, causing property damage and injuring a passerby.
  42. 2010 Thursday: BP says that if the ban on offshore oil drilling continues in the United States, it may not be able to pay the compensation mandated by the courts to those whose livelihoods suffered damage from the oil spill earlier in the year.
  43. 2012 Sunday: Ending a 50-year ban on veiled female news presenters, Egypt’s state television gives its female presenters a choice of wearing, or not wearing, a veil.
  44. 2013 Monday: The public learns about AT&T’s the Hemisphere Project, which gives telephone call data to law enforcement agencies, including the DEA.  Meanwhile, France released an intelligence report alleging chemical weapons use by Syria that dovetailed with similar U.S. claims, as President Bashar al-Assad warned that any military strike against his country would spark an uncontrollable regional war.
  45. 2014 Tuesday: Thomas Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cautions that the Ebola epidemic will soon be uncontrollable unless the world can find more health workers to aid in treatment of victims and the burial of contagious bodies.
  46. 2015 Wednesday:  Yale University’s Thomas Crowther pens an article in the journal, “Nature,” in which, he declares that ‘Earth’s trees number just over three trillion.’  Not sure how he arrived at such an assumption but there you go.  Meanwhile, on his three-day trip to Alaska, President Barack Hussein Obama[iii] becomes the first U.S. president to visit the Arctic Circle as he stops to visit the people of the village of Kotzebue.  Congratulations, Mr. President!
  47. 2016 Friday: The president of Uzbekistan from the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 to today- Islam Karimov- dies at the somewhat young age of 78.
  48. 2017 Saturday: Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth after 288 days on the International Space Station; the trip gave Whitson a total of 665 days in space, a record for any woman worldwide.  Elsewhere, Molly Hatchet[iv] guitarist Dave Hlubek dies at age 66. 
  49. 2018 Sunday: Near the Libyan city of Tripoli, heavy fighting among various militia groups enables the mass escape of about 400 political prisoners.  With holes blown in the walls and fleeing guards, the escapees head into the desert.
  50. 2019 Monday: Off Santa Cruz Island off the California coastline, a horrible accident occurs aboard a diving boat as an electrical fire quickly goes out of control killing all 34 divers below decks as they slept.  For those who awoke amidst the disaster, there was but one way out and it was blocked by flames.  All perished. 
  51. 2020 Wednesday: Financial news first, A.M.: DOW surges after S & P 500 and NASDAQ had record openings.  Jobs report for August 2020 is 490,000 jobs were created but economists pour water on it by saying they expected 950,000 jobs.  Blue states and cities must reopen so Americans can get back to work.  Charles Payne reports Zoom stock has gone up 400% from what it was valued at a year ago.  Let’s invest!  Next, Facebook and Twitter announce the removal of ‘Russian-generated ads with which, Vladimir Putin hopes to influence the election.’  Cool.  Next, New York City Mayor Bill “I’m an un-apologetic Commie” Di Blasio says, ‘indoor dining in the Big Apple won’t come back until we have a COVID-19 vaccine.’  Sad.  Speaking of the Kung Flu, Dr. Scott Atlas says he ‘never pushed President Trump on herd immunity’ as Democrats claim he did.  Elsewhere, Donald Trump is to speak in North Carolina while “Pro-China Joe” Biden is set to speak in Delaware today and says he will ‘visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, tomorrow.’  Speaking of Trump and Biden, Real Clear Politics averages show Biden is UP 48.9-percent to Trump’s paltry 42.6-percent.  Looks like “Gropin’ Joe” Biden is going to win on November 03 (LOL).  Next, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says, ‘due to changes in society, the NFL will have to find a new group of (scab) fans seeing as how everyone plans on protesting the National Anthem and will disrespect Old Glory.’  Hey, we loved the NFL but this year, none of us will be watching this garbage. Finally, last month, the criminal organization Black Lives Matter was +25 in favorability but after more than a month of mob violence, they are +0.
  52. 2020 Wednesday A: After Nancy Pelosi visited a salon for a shampoo and blow dry, there’s an uproar across the country as salon owners who have been shuttered since Democrat politicians demanded they close down due to the COVID-19 Wuhan Bat Virus causing problems, Speaker Pelosi said, “I was set up.”  Whoa!  She also dismissed her not wearing a mask when she bitches at everyone else to WEAR MASKS.”  A source on Capitol Hill says she is using ‘hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic to prevent her getting the Xi Jinping Bat Flu.  We are on it and will report when we have further information.  Elsewhere, Hillary Clinton committed a microagression today when she commented on the mob violence occurring around the country as ‘looking like the Third World.’  Uh, are you trying to say that seeing black and brown people interspersed with some white people running amok, burning things down, looting, beating helpless passersby, and other horrible activities makes you think of some violent place in Africa?  That is what it sounds like, Mrs. Clinton.  We think you should apologize to the people of America.
  53. 2020 Wednesday B:  Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler says he is going to ‘move somewhere else’ (the condo association told him to get out after the mob tried to set the condominium ablaze last weekend) so his neighbors won’t have to suffer.  What a great guy!   Anyhow, Rush Limbaugh has pointed out that Mayor Wheeler is your archetypal Barack Obama ‘pajama boy,’ a wimp who is an Antifa/BLM ‘groupie whom they dismiss and treat like a punk.  In our experience, once a punk, always a punk.  Anyhow, we hope the recall effort the citizens of Portland have put on him is successful as Portland is a lovely city when commie rabble-rousers aren’t running amok.  Meanwhile, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the school district is under fire for having sought parents sign a pledge they WOULDN’T LISTEN IN ON SCHOOL LESSONS THEIR CHILDREN GET REMOTELY.  WTF!  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, it’s time to crack down on ALL schools in the country so we can get back to school the way that it was, honest, respectful, and educational.  What is happening to our country? Finally, David Blaine flies at 24,000 feet over the Arizona desert holding onto balloons.  Balloons.  However, a jetliner flying into Los Angeles International Airport reported a ‘guy in a jetpack flying off to their right side at the same height they were coming in at…the FBI is investigating.’
  54. 2020 Wednesday C: Speculation abounds today whether the ‘Kennedy Dynasty,” aka “Camelot” is over.  It is over. Senator Ed Markey was able to hold onto his seat yesterday with a resounding win over youthful Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy (and supported by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi).  Folks, if you ever watched the AMC show, “Preacher,” you know the farther you go down a bloodline, the less viable the worthwhile DNA in the current recipient.  Like the Clintons, the Kennedys are has-beens and will continue being has-beens unless Mayor Richard M. Daley returns from the dead and brings along loads of ballots with him as that was the ONLY way John F. Kennedy won the White House in 1960.  Notorious voter fraud back in the day.  Of course, when you talk about Democrats, there’s ALWAYS voter fraud.
  55. 2020 Wednesday D: Here are today’s Xi Jinping Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 25,835,301 confirmed cases, UP by 500,962 cases, 858,661 confirmed deaths, UP by 10,557 deaths, and 17,122,192 confirmed recoveries, UP by 452,218 recoveries.  Here are the numbers for the United States: 6,191,048 confirmed cases, UP by 80,848 new cases, 188,324 confirmed deaths, UP by 1,976 new deaths, and 3,279,332 confirmed recoveries, UP by 60,767 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 motherf**kers).
  56. 2020 Wednesday E: 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: 718,513 confirmed cases, 13,226 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 8,653 confirmed cases, 74 confirmed deaths, and 2,634 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 78,185 confirmed cases, 2,019 confirmed deaths, but like California, the palooka-faced 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, Idaho: 32,703 confirmed number of cases, 370 confirmed number of deaths, but sadly, Governor Brad Little, GOP, has no figures for confirmed recoveries in the state.
  57. 2020 Wednesday F: Here are today’s BIG Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 29,100.50, UP 454.84 points (+1.59%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,056.44, UP 116.78 points (+0.98%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,580.84, UP 54.19 points (+1.54%).  The price of GOLD is $1,947.20 per troy oz., +2.50 (+0.13%) while the price of SILVER is $27.56 per troy ounce, +0.16 (+0.58%).  The price of PLATINUM is $904.80 per troy oz, +0.70 (+0.08%) while the price of COPPER is $3.03 per pound, +0.01 (+0.33%).  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,267.50 per troy oz, -43.60 (-1.89%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $41.69 per barrel, +0.18 (+0.43%).  Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.84 Chi-Com yuan.   Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.84 euros.


This artwork is #0209 a 24” x 20” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Swamp Stomp.”  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!

Beverly Carrick: The World’s Greatest Artist (1927-2012)

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Electric Light Orchestra released their second ‘best of’ compilation, “The Light Shines On,” on April 15, 1977.  This one contains 14 classic tunes from earlier in the group’s career plus some alternate releases such as single mixes of some of the classics.  We do hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your collection along with yesterday’s “Ole ELO” so you can have the best all in one place.  You’ll love it.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2020:


[i] We began promoting the music of the Move- and of Electric Light Orchestra, Wizzard, Roy Wood, and Jeff Lynne- beginning on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

[ii] We began promoting the music of an interconnected group of bands including the Small Faces, Faces, and Rod Stewart beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  This was a massive undertaking of rock bands and solo artists so we hope you will seek them out and consider adding the music to your album collection.

[iii] Many believe Barack Obama should be disqualified as a president because most believe he was born outside the United States which would ban him from ever seeking the highest office in the land.  At the very least, an asterisk should be placed by his name in all U.S. history books.

[iv] When we begin doing American rock bands again, we definitely will promote the music of Molly Hatchet, one of the great Southern rock bands of the country.

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Author: Chef Hector Santanamos "El Chilote" De Soto CEC-ACF

As have the rest of my colleagues, local Bakersfield street artist, Simone, created these portraits of me that you will see over successive days here at the blog. I guess Simone did ‘okay’ in capturing my likeness; I guess it could have been worse. I was a young cook back in the early 1960's when I commenced my culinary career. I served underneath a Master Chef for many years before striking out on my own. I went up the coast of the Western United States and Canada, working all the way, until I made it to Alaska. From there, I moved to Hawaii for a couple of years (1994-1997) before I returned to Washington State and it was there that I met Stinkbug. El Chilote writes from Shafter, California. El Chilote is a moderate Democrat. Contact me at or


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