67. 2020 Monday: The ‘gift from communist China that keeps on giving,’ the Wuhan Flu, aka the Kung Flu, aka the Wuhan Virus, aka the coronavirus continues sweeping the globe causing illness and death- and economic stagnation, if not complete shutdown- wherever it shows up. Currently, there are 1,347,803 confirmed cases with confirmed recoveries (good news, right?) at 277,402. Confirmed global deaths sit at 74,807. In the United States, there are 368,196 confirmed cases what with 10,986 confirmed deaths.



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U.S. Secretary of State James Monroe; the Allman Brothers Band featuring Warren Haynes, the Byrds featuring Kevin Kelly, Merle Haggard, Mike + the Mechanics featuring Peter Van Hooke, Pretty Things featuring John Stax, and Tammy Wynette:

  1. 46 B.C.: Julius Caesar and his legions defeat the combined armies of Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the Battle of Thapsus.
  2. 1320 Saturday: The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
  3. 1652 Saturday: Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established.
  4. 1663 Friday: King Charles II signs Carolina Charter.
  5. 1672 Wednesday: France declares war on the Netherlands.
  6. 1712 Wednesday: In New York Colony, a slave revolt breaks out against the slave owners and their ilk.
  7. 1722 Monday: Czar Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards.
  8. 1789 Monday: The first U.S. Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, New York City.
  9. 1811 Saturday: The 7th U.S. Secretary of State James Monroe assumed his position on this date.  A Democratic-Republican, he served under President James Madison from today until March 04, 1817.  Following this, he became the nation’s 5th president.
  10. 1830 Tuesday: Joseph Smith in Fayette, New York organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  11. 1841 Tuesday: Mormons lay the cornerstone for their second Mormon temple, in Nauvoo, Missouri.
  12. 1848 Thursday: The government of Prussia grants Jews equality.
  13. 1862 Sunday: The Civil War Battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee as Confederate forces launched a surprise attack against Union troops, who back the Confederates the next day.
  14. 1864 Wednesday: Louisiana opened a convention in New Orleans to draft a new state constitution, one that called for the abolition of slavery.
  15. 1868 Monday: Brigham Young marries his 27th and final wife.
  16. 1875 Tuesday: Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his multiple telegraph unit, which sent two signals at the same time.
  17. 1896 Monday: The first modern Olympic Games formally opened in Athens, Greece.
  18. 1909 Tuesday: American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits became the first men to reach the North Pole.
  19. 1916 Thursday: The German parliament gives the ‘okay’ to unrestricted submarine warfare in its war against Great Britain and France.  Meanwhile, Charlie Chaplin became the highest-paid film star in the world when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corporation for $675,000 a year; he was only 26 years old.
  20. 1917 Friday: The U.S. Congress approved a declaration of war against Germany that was then signed by President Woodrow Wilson.  
  21. 1921 Wednesday: The 51st U.S. Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty left office on this date.  A Republican, he served under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge from March 04,1921, until today.
  22. 1924 Sunday: The Italian Fascist Party receives 65-percent of the vote for seats in parliament.
  23. 1934 Friday: In Nazi Germany, authorities arrest 418 Lutheran ministers.
  24. 1937 Tuesday: Merle Haggard[i], famed country singer and guitarist, was born in Oildale, California, on this date.
  25. 1938 Wednesday: Teflon invented by Roy J Plunkett.  Meanwhile, the United States recognized the German conquest of Austria—the Anschluss.
  26. 1939 Thursday: Great Britain and Poland sign military pact.
  27. 1940 Saturday: The RAF Bomber Command ends its efforts at bringing the truth to the German people via dropping leaflets informing them as to what is really going on in the world, not what their Nazi overlords tell them is happening.
  28. 1941 Sunday: Italian-held Addis Ababa surrenders to British and Ethiopian forces.  Meanwhile, to help their Axis partner, Italy, Germany, and Hungary invade Greece and Yugoslavia.  
  29. 1942 Monday: Imperial Japanese Marines begin landing on islands in the Bismarck Archipelago as a jumping off point to begin landing in New Guinea.
  30. 1943 Tuesday: “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was first published in the U.S. by Reynal and Hitchcock of New York.  Meanwhile, British, and American forces link up in North Africa.
  31. 1944 Thursday: Future bass player with the British rock band, Pretty Things- John Stax- is born in Crayford, Kent, England, on this date.
  32. 1945 Friday: During World War II, the Japanese warship Yamato and nine other vessels sailed on a suicide mission to attack the U.S. fleet off Okinawa; the Allied fleet intercepted the enemy fleet the next day.  Meanwhile, massive kamikaze-attack on U.S. battle fleet near Okinawa.
  33. 1950 Thursday: In Stanmore, Middlesex, UK, future drummer with Mike + the Mechanics[ii]– Peter Van Hooke- is born.
  34. 1954 Tuesday: A month after being criticized by reporter Edward R. Murrow on CBS’ “See it Now,” Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., given the chance to respond on the program, charged that Murrow had, in the past, “engaged in propaganda for Communist causes.”
  35. 1959 Monday: “Gigi” won the Academy Award for best picture of 1958; Susan Hayward became best actress for “I Want to Live!” and David Niven received best actor for “Separate Tables.”  The scheduled 2-hour ceremony fell about 20 minutes short.
  36. 1960 Wednesday: Warren Haynes—future smoking lead guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band[iii] and Gov’t Mule[iv]—is born in Ashville, North Carolina, on this date.
  37. 1963 Saturday: The United States signed an agreement to sell the Polaris missile system to Great Britain. 
  38. 1965 Tuesday: President Lyndon Baines Johnson—a Democrat—authorized the use of American ground troops in combat operations in South Vietnam on this date.   Meanwhile, the United States launched Intelsat I, also known as the “Early Bird,” communications satellite, into geosynchronous orbit.
  39. 1968 Saturday: Forty-one people were killed by two consecutive natural gas explosions at a sporting goods store in downtown Richmond, Indiana.
  40. 1973 Friday: Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees became Major League Baseball’s first designated hitter as he faced pitcher Luis Tiant of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.  Blomberg walked with the bases loaded; Boston won the game, 15-5.  Meanwhile, NASA launched Pioneer 11, which flew by Jupiter and Saturn.
  41. 1974 Saturday: Swedish pop group ABBA[v] won the Eurovision Song Contest held in Brighton, England, with a performance of the song, “Waterloo.”  Meanwhile, in Ontario, California, 200,000 people attend the California Jam I rock festival. 
  42. 1983 Wednesday: The Veteran’s Administration announced that it would give free medical care for conditions traceable to radiation exposure to more than 220,000 veterans who participated in nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962.
  43. 1985 Saturday: William J. Schroeder became the first artificial heart recipient to walk out of the hospital.
  44. 1987 Monday: Al Campanis appears on Nightline saying blacks may not be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy.
  45. 1988 Wednesday: Tirza Porat, a 15-year-old Israeli girl died from injuries she sustained during a melee in the West Bank on this date.  Although the people initially blamed the Arabs for the incident, the army concluded that a Jewish settler had accidentally shot Tirza.
  46. 1992 Monday: Serbian troops begin siege of Sarajevo.
  47. 1994 Wednesday: Liberal Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun (Roe vs. Wade) resigns.  Elsewhere, Juvenal Habyarimana, the Hutu president of Rwanda, died along with the president of Burundi, Cyprien Ntaryamira, when unknown assassins shot down their plane somewhere near the Rwandan capital of Kigali.  What followed was 100-day genocide in Rwanda during which, more than 500,000 minority Tutsis and moderate members of the Hutu majority died at the hands of Hutu extremists. 
  48. 1998 Monday: Country singer Tammy Wynette[vi] died at her Nashville home at age 55.  Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 9,000 points for the first time. 
  49. 2002 Saturday: Kevin Kelly, former drummer with the Byrds[vii], the Rising Sons, and Fever Tree, died of natural causes in North Hollywood on this date.  
  50. 2003 Sunday: As Saddam Hussein’s Iraq is falling to Coalition troops, the citizens of Basra welcome British troops who have a long history in the region.  It looks like everything is going well.
  51. 2004 Tuesday: Jordan’s military court convicted eight Muslim militants (six of them in absentia) and sentenced them to death for the 2002 killing of U.S. aid official Laurence Foley in a terror conspiracy linked to al-Qaida.  Meanwhile, the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team beat Tennessee 70-61 to win a third consecutive NCAA title, a day after UConn also won the men’s championship.
  52. 2005 Wednesday: By a 3-2 vote, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission agrees to create the National Market System.  Some deem it to be anticompetitive but it is what it is.
  53. 2006 Thursday: In Washington, D.C., the National Geographical Society displays the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, written in Coptic, and believed to have been written in the 2nd century.  
  54. 2007 Friday: An Iranian ‘diplomat,’ recently held by the CIA in Iraq claims that agents of the Central Intelligence Agency tortured him while he was in their hands.  The man is most likely a terrorist.  Elsewhere, problems between Israelis and Palestinians continue to worsen as two Israeli military helicopters spot a terrorist preparing to carry out an action against the Israelis and blow him to bits with a pair of missiles.
  55. 2008 Sunday: As the U.S. presidential election cycle rolls along, President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold their final talks in the positions they now hold.   Elsewhere, Hillary Clinton’s main adviser Mark Penn steps down from her campaign as news of his lobbying activities on behalf of foreign nations continues to hit the fan.  Man, that’s the Clintons, no big deal, nothing to see here, everyone move on…
  56. 2009 Monday: Somali pirates take to the high seas and have a field day today as they capture five ships, one owned by the Brits, another by the Yemenis, another owned by Germany, still another flagged by Taiwan, and a final one owned by France.  People, we need to eradicate these scumbags, crucify them along the shores of their rat-s**t country.  Elsewhere, Afghanistan’s government is pondering a new law regarding spousal rights and this law permits spousal rape.  It won’t be the wives raping the gents, that’s for sure…
  57. 2010 Tuesday: Relations between the Palestinians and the Israelis continue to deteriorate as fighting occurs along their borders.  Meanwhile, in Baghdad, suicide bombers carry out EIGHT separate attacks, blowing 35 people sky-high and injuring another 145-150 people.  Allah Akbar!  Kill these murderous scumbags.
  58. 2011 Wednesday: Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling loses his appeal against his conviction for fraud in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Elsewhere, amid criticism from rebel fighters, NATO pledges to protect the besieged town of Misrata, Libya.
  59. 2012 Friday: As of today, one can no longer advertise tobacco products in the United Kingdom.  Big deal, people who want cigarettes will still go out and get cigarettes.  Meanwhile, Thomas Kinkade- the so-called ‘painter of light’ (and someone the great Beverly Carrick labeled a POS)- died in Los Gatos, California on this date.  His workers still paint his crap in communist China.
  60. 2013 Saturday: The recent meat adulteration scandal prompts Swedish furniture megastore IKEA to stop sales of its moose meat lasagna in its worldwide stores.  Elsewhere, the so-called ‘religion of peace’ continues causing trouble in Iraq as a suicide bomber slams into a voter registration tent in Baquba, killing at least 22 people outright and wounding another 65-70 people.  Stamp out these scumbags!
  61. 2014 Sunday: Famed actor, Mickey Rooney, dies of natural causes in North Hollywood, at age 93.  Meanwhile, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations, announcing in Tokyo that the U.S. would send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China had better respect its neighbors.
  62. 2015 Monday: As the government in Turkey continues its crackdown on its citizens, Twitter and Facebook become inaccessible to the people.  The dictatorship is doing everything it can to isolate its people from communicating with one another.  Elsewhere, in the NCAA Championship game, Duke edges out Wisconsin by a final score of 68-63 in a nail-biter of a game.
  63. 2016 Wednesday: Famed country-and-western artist and local boy from Oildale, California, Merle Haggard[viii] died from the complications of pneumonia on his 79th birthday.  Meanwhile, in the U.S. primary elections on this date, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won Wisconsin as did GOP candidate Senator Ted Cruz who won the state.  Finally, France passes legislation making it illegal to pay for sex.  Donations?
  64. 2017 Thursday: Leader of Communist China Xi Jinping arrives in Florida to meet with new President Donald J. Trump at the famed Mar-a-Lago resort.  Elsewhere, as the Iraqis do battle with the ISIS thugs infesting portions of their country, over Mosul, the terrorists get lucky and shoot an Iraqi army helicopter down over the city killing both pilots.
  65. 2018 Friday: Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii, Daniel Akaka, dies at age 93.  Elsewhere, following President Trump’s implementation of new tariffs on the People’s Republic of (Communist) China, U.S. stocks drop by about 2-percent.  (Big business is in bed with the Chi-Coms).
  66. 2019 Saturday: NASA’s In-Sight Lander picks up the first ever Mars quake, a seismic event heretofore unknown.   Elsewhere, chaos is reigning supreme as rumors on social media alert thousands of Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and North and Sub-Saharan Africa try to storm the border into Northern Macedonia.  Greek riot police are doing battle with them trying to stem the tide but it’s becoming a tsunami.  Shoot them.
  67. 2020 Monday: The ‘gift from communist China that keeps on giving,’ the Wuhan Flu, aka the Kung Flu, aka the Wuhan Virus, aka the coronavirus continues sweeping the globe causing illness and death- and economic stagnation, if not complete shutdown- wherever it shows up.  Currently, there are 1,347,803 confirmed cases with confirmed recoveries (good news, right?) at 277,402.  Confirmed global deaths sit at 74,807.  In the United States, there are 368,196 confirmed cases what with 10,986 confirmed deaths.  It is difficult to discover what the confirmed recoveries are but they have to far outrank the deaths yet the number is hard to uncover which is why the editors at the blog suspect it has something to do with POLITICS.  President Trump, we must reopen the economy because we believe the Wuhan Virus came out of biowarfare laboratories in China with the express purpose of causing economic catastrophe in the United States and other parts of the Free World.
  68. 2021 Tuesday: You know the drill…


This artwork is #0426 a 10” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Le Piggy Kat and Posies.”  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 beverlycarrick.com, 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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The archivists of UFO at the band’s original label got a superb idea and released the crème de la crème of the group’s early days in 10 essential tracks- all remastered of course- entitled, “All the Hits and More- the Early Years” (December 22, 2010).  Back in the day, the band featured Phil Mogg (vocals), Mick Bolton (guitars), Pete Way (bass), and Andy Parker (drums and percussion) and you get the must-own tunes any diehard fan or newbie should own.  IF you have yet to introduce yourself to this phenomenal band, folks, this is a wonderful way in which you and your ears can get into the groove.  Granted, at Amazon the CD sells for around $25-50 depending upon where you might look but what the f**k?  When it comes to rock music, only buy the best and friends, UFO is among the top 20 greatest British rock bands.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2021:


[i] We are not sure as to when we will present the music of this legendary country performer but when we do, we know you will join us to celebrate the music of Merle Haggard.  God bless you, Hag!

[ii] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019.  This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins.  Please, look for them.

[iii] We hope to begin promoting the music of the Allman Brothers Band and their spin-off projects sometime within the next eight years.  We hope you will be here when we do because they are a band worthy of investigation by the readership- you will be glad you did.

[iv] When we promote the music of the Allman Brothers Band, we will also promote the music of Gov’t Mule.  Stay tuned.

[v] ABBA?  We have no clue but when we do so will you.

[vi] When we begin promoting the music of the Legends of Country Music such as Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty, and others, we will also do the music of Tammy Wynette.  Please remain vigilant.

[vii] We offered the music of the Byrds beginning on Monday, 16-January-2012 and concluded the presentation on Friday, 17-February-2012. 

[viii] See i.


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Back in the day, I was working at a hotel in Bakersfield, California, down on Union Avenue where I met Stinkbug. It was still nice at the time, and the area was still the original "restaurant row" of the city. Now, I am over 70 years old and work over in Santa Barbara, CA, as a food and beverage director for a fine-dining country club. The pictures you see here of me are facsimiles created by up-and-coming Bakersfield, California, street artist, the famed Simone. Good work, dude, good work. Chef James “Jimmy” Hall writes from Santa Barbara, CA. Chef Jimmy Hall is a former member of the Peace and Freedom Party and now votes as an Independent. Contact me at the following email address: jimmyhall2014X@hotmail.com

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