UU. 2015 Saturday: In the United States, health officials announce that yes indeed, Mexican cucumbers imported to the United States are responsible for an outbreak of salmonella, an outbreak that has killed one person and sickened hundreds more. Folks- let’s grow cucumbers in the United States again. As any county health official will tell you, ‘what goes on in the fields of America is bad enough but what goes on in the fields of Mexico will make you sick- in more ways than one.’ Most of us here at the blog remember going through classes to receive our health certifications and have heard horror stories such as these more than once.



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The Beach Boys featuring Ricky Fataar, Electric Flag featuring Buddy Miles, Gillan featuring Mick Underwood, Humble Pie  featuring Clem Clemson, King Crimson featuring Mel Collins, and Queen featuring Freddie Mercury:

  1. 1634: At the Battle of Nordlingen, King Ferdinand III and Spain beat the combined armies of Sweden and the German Protestants.
  2. 1698: To modernize his backward nation, Peter the Great, Russian czar, imposed a tax on all men with beards.
  3. 1725: French King Louis XV marries Polish Princess Mary Lesczynski.
  4. 1750: Authorities at Paderborn, Prussia, issue a decree that ‘all Jewish homes may be searched on an annual basis for stolen or questionable goods.’
  5. 1774: The first session of the U.S. Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia on this date.  The delegates drafted a declaration of rights and grievances, organized the Continental Association, and elected Peyton Randolph as the first president of the Continental Congress.
  6. 1776: The first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia. 
  7. 1781: At the Battle of Virginia Capes during the Revolutionary War, the French defeat the British trapping the troops of Lord Cornwallis on the seaside while American forces box them in on the landside.
  8. 1793: The Reign of Terror during the French Revolution began on this date as the National Convention instituted harsh measures to repress counter-revolutionary activities.
  9. 1800: The island of Malta surrenders to British forces after they blockade French troops from coming to the rescue of the garrison stationed there.
  10. 1836: His fellow citizens elected Sam Houston president of the Republic of Texas on this date.
  11. 1862: The troops of Confederate General Robert E. Lee cross the Potomac River as they invade the neighboring state of Maryland.
  12. 1864: Voters in Louisiana approved a new state constitution abolishing slavery. 
  13. 1877: An American soldier bayonetted Sioux chief Crazy Horse because the Native American warrior allegedly refused confinement to a jail cell.
  14. 1881: The American Red Cross provided disaster relief for the first time in its history.  The disaster requiring its aid was the Great Fire of 1881 in Michigan.
  15. 1882: In the first Labor Day celebration of its kind, 10,000 workers march down the streets of New York City.
  16. 1885: Manufacturers deliver the first gasoline pump to a gasoline station at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  17. 1901: The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues formed in Chicago, Illinois, on this date.  It was the first organized baseball league.
  18. 1905: The Treaty of Portsmouth USA brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt ends the Russo-Japanese War.
  19. 1913 Friday: Fire devastated Hot Springs, Arkansas, destroying some 60 blocks of the city.
  20. 1914 Saturday: The First Battle of the Marne, resulting in a French-British victory over Germany, began World War I.
  21. 1939 Tuesday: Four days after war had broken out in Europe; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a proclamation declaring U.S. neutrality in the conflict. 
  22. 1944 Tuesday: On “Mad Tuesday,” 65,000 Dutch Nazi collaborators flee to Nazi Germany.
  23. 1945 Wednesday: Japanese American Iva Toguri D’Aquino—suspected of being wartime broadcaster, Tokyo Rose, underwent arrest in Yokohama.  A military court later convicted her of treason for working for America’s enemies and sentenced to six years in prison.  In 1977, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned her.  Elsewhere, future drummer with Ian Gillan’s solo albums, Mick Underwood, is born in Middlesex, UK, on this date.
  24. 1946 Thursday: Clem Clemson, a future member of the British group’s Coliseum[i] and Humble Pie[ii] and the man who had replaced Peter Frampton, was born on this date.  Meanwhile, Freddie Mercury—future lead singer with the British rock band, Queen[iii], is born on this date.
  25. 1947 Friday: Future saxophone virtuoso, Mel Collins, who would play with King Crimson[iv] (1970-72 / 2013-present) among other groups, was born on the Isle of Man on this date.  Meanwhile, in the United States, future drum virtuoso, Buddy Miles, who had his own band as well as played with the Electric Flag[v], Jimi Hendrix[vi], and Carlos Santana[vii], is born on this date.
  26. 1952 Friday: Future drummer with the Beach Boys[viii] during a portion of the 1970s as well as with Ian McLagan[ix] and Bonnie Raitt[x], Ricky Fataar, is born in South Africa on this date.
  27. 1953 Saturday: The first privately owned and operated nuclear reactor in the United States begins operating at Raleigh, North Carolina.
  28. 1957 Thursday: “On the Road,” the beatnik novel penned by Jack Kerouac undergoes publishing by Viking Press in New York City.  This book would stimulate other beat authors to take to their typewriters to add their two cents  to the onrushing hippie culture of the 1960s.     
  29. 1960 Monday: At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, Cassius Clay wins the gold medal.
  30. 1961 Tuesday: President John F. Kennedy signs a law that stipulates the death penalty for those convicted of hijacking airliners.
  31. 1972 Tuesday: Terrorism struck the Munich Olympics as members of the Palestinian group, Black September, attacked the Israeli delegation; 11 Israelis, 5 guerillas, and a police officer lost their lives in the resulting siege.
  32. 1975 Friday: President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Manson Family member, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme in Sacramento, California.  
  33. 1977 Monday: The United States launched the Voyager spacecraft on this date.
  34. 1978 Tuesday: At Camp David, Maryland, President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli leader Menachem Begin, begin the dialogue that would lead to the Camp David Accords.
  35. 1980 Friday: The world’s largest automobile tunnel in the world, the St. Gotthard in Switzerland that runs through the Swiss Alps opens for business.
  36. 1982 Sunday: Once he reached a water speed of 229 mph, Eddie Hill set a propeller-driven boat water speed record.
  37. 1983 Monday: The “MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour” on PBS became the first hour-long network news show.
  38. 1984 Wednesday: The space shuttle Discovery ended its inaugural flight as it landed at Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County, California, home of the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.
  39. 1990 Wednesday: In Iraq, President Saddam Hussein, anticipating the invasion of his country over the taking of Kuwait, urges ALL Arabs to rise and to fight the West on his behalf.
  40. 1991 Thursday: The 35th annual Naval Aviation Symposium held by the Tailhook Association opened in Las Vegas.  The gathering was marred by reports that dozens of people, most of them women, were sexually assaulted or otherwise harassed during the meeting.  It’s the military, folks, for Christ’s sake!
  41. 1994 Monday: Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers catches his record 127th touchdown pass.
  42. 1997 Friday: Breaking the royal reticence over the death of Princess Diana, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II delivered a televised address in which she called her former daughter-in-law “a remarkable person.”  Elsewhere, Mother Teresa died in Calcutta, India, at age 87.
  43. 2005 Monday: President George W. Bush nominates Judge John G. Roberts for the chief justice position on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  44. 2012 Wednesday:  At the National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the U.S. Democratic Party vote three separate times to approve putting the terms, ‘God’, ‘Jerusalem’, and ‘Israel’ back into the platform. 
  45. 2013 Thursday: Federal authorities laid the blame of the Rim Fire at Yosemite National Park, which burned over 371 square miles and at this moment in time is 80% contained, on a hunter’s illegal campfire.
  46. 2014 Friday: Ukrainian troops and separatist forces have halted fighting in eastern Ukraine in accordance with a cease-fire agreement between Ukraine, Russia, and the rebel forces.  Meanwhile, across the nations of West Africa- Senegal, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria, numbers of dead from the recent Ebola outbreak are estimated by the World Health Organization to be at or near 1,900 dead out of 3,500 or more infected with this evil malady. 
  47. 2015 Saturday: In the United States, health officials announce that yes indeed, Mexican cucumbers imported to the United States are responsible for an outbreak of salmonella, an outbreak that has killed one person and sickened hundreds more.  Folks- let’s grow cucumbers in the United States again.  As any county health official will tell you, ‘what goes on in the fields of America is bad enough but what goes on in the fields of Mexico will make you sick- in more ways than one.’  Most of us here at the blog remember going through classes to receive our health certifications and have heard horror stories such as these more than once.
  48. 2016 Monday: Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly- head of the Eagle Forum- dies at age 91.  Meanwhile, Dr. Jill Stein spoke with the Huffington Post about being excluded from the presidential debates.  It is what it is.  
  49. 2017 Tuesday: President Donald J. Trump announced that he was phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, aka DACA, program protecting young illegal aliens who were brought to this country by their illegal alien parents, but said he was giving Congress six months to come up with an alternative, which so far they haven’t so Mr. President, please build the wall and deport them all. The Supreme Court is expected to decide by June 2020 whether the president can terminate this bulls**t program.  We shall see.  Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma strengthened to a Category 5 storm as it approached the northeast Caribbean on a path toward the United States with winds in excess of 185 mph.       
  50. 2018 Wednesday: In yet another bogus article in the New York Times’ opinion page, a ‘White House official desiring anonymity suggests that he or she is part of the anti-Donald J. Trump resistance.’  Find ‘em and shoot ‘em.  I mean, can you imagine someone having done this to Herr Barack Hussein Obama?[xi]  Man, it would have gotten extremely ugly.  Yet, President Trump perseveres to this day.
  51. 2019 Thursday: After investigating the Loch Ness Monster- fondly known as “Nessie”- scientists report that ‘she could be a giant eel after DNA evidence (what kind of evidence?) says that there is NO plesiosaur or sturgeon in it.’  Well, okay, some eels have been known to achieve incredible size so we shall await further evidence.
  52. 2020 Saturday: Today, the Fraternal Order of Police’s National President Patrick Yoes announces on Fox News Channel that all fifty states’ FOPs are going to endorse President Donald J. Trump for re-election.  Meanwhile, restauranteurs in New York City continue signing onto the class-action lawsuit against lowlife Mayor Bill Di Blasio, Democrat, over the continued closure of indoor dining at every restaurant while right across county lines, everything is open for business.  Elsewhere, President Donald J. Trump announces that the Pentagon will NOT slash the $15.5 million necessary to fund the U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes.  Excellent.
  53. 2020 Saturday A: Meanwhile, enemies of the president continue claiming he called dead U.S. servicemen from the First World War ‘losers’ and ‘suckers’ while in France in 2018 with Jennifer Griffin of Fox News Channel swearing she has numerous sources claiming it to be 150-percent true yet they won’t come forward out of fear of mean Tweets that will be sent their way.  Oh, please, if the ‘sources’ are Generals John Kelly and “Mad Dog” Mattis and a creep such as Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, we know how honest these ‘sources’ are.  Crybabies.
  54. 2020 Saturday B: We learn today that at least 44 states and the District of Columbia will allow mail-in voting.  We learn, too, that in primaries this year in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, at least 60,000 ballots were rejected for whatever the reason.  We also learn that in 2016, 1.4-percent of all mail-in ballots were returned as ‘undeliverable.’  Really instills a great feeling of confidence.
  55. 2020 Saturday C: Folks, here are the numbers for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu- Pelosi Pox:  Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 26,622,706 confirmed cases, +184,820, 874,708, confirmed deaths, +3,503, and 17,717,911 confirmed recoveries, +144,378.  Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 6,337,674 confirmed cases, up 51,426 from yesterday’s reporting, 191,624 confirmed deaths, UP 937, and 3,402,868 confirmed recoveries, UP 26,531.  Next, in the three states in which, 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: 732,726 confirmed cases, 13,645 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 9,473 confirmed cases, 81 confirmed deaths, and 2,855 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 79,731 confirmed cases, 2,043 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Let’s look at one other state: North Dakota- currently, they have 13,338 confirmed cases, 159 confirmed deaths, and 219 confirmed recoveries- thank you, Governor Doug Burgum for your state’s honesty in this regard.
  56. 2020 Saturday D: In Portland, Oregon, tonight will be the 101st straight day of upheaval, rioting, looting, arson, assault, rape, mob violence, and other lowlife behavior which is why NO one should ever want to visit the city much less pass though this reprobate state where law and order does not exist and commie violence is part of the fabric.  Meanwhile, in Rochester, N.Y., following the death of a black man several days ago, the cops arrest at least 11 rioters while three cops are injured.  Will it ever end?  Meanwhile, in the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby, Authentic holds off Tiz The Law, winning an upset, which gives Bob Baffert yet another win.  Outside, Black Lives Matter protest the Derby as somehow being ‘racist.’  Enough already!
  57. 2020 Saturday E: After watching Tucker Carlson discussing the criminality of the toxic ‘Critical Race Theory’ on the previous day, a disgusting attempt by hack social scientists such as Robin Di Angelo to profit from dividing Americans from one another based on a vast variety of different groups and sub-groups- he signs an executive order banning this bulls**t from being forced on federal employees.  Thank you, President Trump, for working had to save the country from poisonous liberalism.


This artwork is #0212 a 16” x 20” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Soaring Clouds.”  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 third ‘best of’ compilation, albeit a box set: “Three Light Years,” on December 07, 1978.  This one contains three classic albums in their entirety: “On the Third Day,” “Eldorado,” and “Face the Music.”  We do hope you will seek this one out, especially if you have none of these three classics, and consider adding it to your collection along with “Ole ELO” and “The Light Shines On” so you can have the best music all in one place.  You’ll love this box set- look for it now.

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Saturday, September 05, 2020:


[i] We look forward to sharing the music of this influential British band within the next five years.  Colosseum was overlooked when we shared the group of interconnected bands in which, Humble Pie, was a part.  Sorry for the oversight.

[ii] We promoted the music of this venerable British rock band as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[iii] We began promoting the music of Queen- as well as its individual members (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon)- on Monday, 14-January-2019 through Monday, 01-April-2019.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[iv] We promoted the music of King Crimson, one of the greatest prog-rock bands of all time beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014.  We hope you will check them out as the remain active to this day.

[v] We look forward to presenting the music of Electric Flag sometime within the next 15-20 years.

[vi] We promoted the music of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and of Jimi Hendrix, beginning on Sunday, 22-December-2013 through Thursday, 16-January-2014.  Look for them and add them to your collection.

[vii] We should have promoted the music of Journey around the time we did the music of Santana. We hope to do so sometime within the next 10-12 years.  We hope you will remain alert for the day when we do.

[viii] We hope to present the music of this foundational American rock band within the next 5-6 years.  Please stay tuned for further developments.  We thank you; we know you love the Beach Boys as much as we do

[ix] We promoted the music of a group of interconnected venerable British rock bands as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.  The music of Faces’ keyboardist Ian McLagan was also included in this lengthy and comprehensive presentation.

[x] We hope to do the music of Bonnie Raitt one day, too.

[xi] The Obama Justice Department- whether in the hands of Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch- tapped reporters phone lines more than any other president, hauled them into court to force them to disclose sources, and prosecuted more than three-times the amount of uncovered leakers than any president has, either before or after him.   Yet, Democrats shed tears that Trump is an ‘enemy of the press.’  No, the Fake News Media is the enemy of the American people.

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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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