DDD. 2016 Tuesday: While the United States is always beating itself up over the fact that it had slaves, Reuters reports on this day the results of a report by the Global Slavery Index: the report estimates that people born into slavery NOW, sold into sex, debt, or labor bondage around the world are 45.8 million with India having the most slaves- 18.4 million and North Korea, the highest percentage of its population at 4.4-percent



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Memorial Day / Jefferson Davis Birthday (Mississippi)

Associate Justice Peter Vivian Daniel of the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Secretary of War Harry Hines Woodring; Chuck Berry, Dire Straits featuring Paul Franklin, Electric Light Orchestra featuring Mike Edwards, “Love Stinks” by the J. Geil’s Band, Led Zeppelin featuring John Bonham, and the 13th Floor Elevators featuring Roky Erickson:

  1. 70 Saturday: Roman troops and auxiliaries under the command of Generals Vespasian and his son, Titus, capture the first wall of Jerusalem during the Great Jewish War.
  2. 1634 Wednesday: The Massachusetts Colony annexes the neighboring Maine Colony.
  3. 1790 Monday: President George Washington signed into law the first U.S. copyright law.
  4. 1821 Thursday: The Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, the first Catholic Church in the United States underwent dedication in Baltimore, Maryland.
  5. 1837 Wednesday: The Astor Hotel opens in New York City; it later became the Waldorf-Astoria.
  6. 1859 Tuesday: The Big Ben Clock Tower in London, England, went into operation, chiming for the first time.
  7. 1860 Thursday: The 28th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court- Peter Vivian Daniel- Democrat- died in Richmond, Virginia, on this date.  President Martin Van Buren nominated him to fill the seat of Associate Justice Philip Barbour.  He served from 01-10-1842 to 05-31-1860.
  8. 1868 Sunday: The first Memorial Day parade takes place in Ironton, Ohio.
  9. 1870 Tuesday: E.J. DeSemdt patents asphalt pavement.
  10. 1879 Saturday: Madison Square Garden in New York City opens for business on this date.
  11. 1884 Saturday: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patents ‘flaked cereal.’
  12. 1887 Tuesday: In Elk City, Kansas, future 53rd U.S. Secretary of War Harry Hines Woodring is born.  A Democrat, he would serve under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from 09-25-1936 to 06-20-1940.
  13. 1889 Friday: Some 2,209 people perished when a dam break sent 20 million tons of water rushing through Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
  14. 1893 Wednesday: Whitcomb Judson of Chicago patents a hookless fastening device known as the ‘zipper.’
  15. 1900 Thursday: U.S. troops arrive in Beijing with other Western troops to put down the Boxer Rebellion.
  16. 1902 Saturday: Through the Treaty of Unity, the Boer War ends and Great Britain annexes the Transvaal.
  17. 1907 Friday: The first taxicabs in the United States arrived in New York City.
  18. 1909 Monday: At the United Charities Building in New York City, the NAACP holds its first convention.
  19. 1910 Tuesday: The Union of South Africa underwent founding on this date.
  20. 1912 Friday: U.S. Marines land in Cuba to restore order.
  21. 1913 Saturday: Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan proclaimed the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for the popular election of senators to be in effect.
  22. 1915 Monday: A German zeppelin made an air raid on London, England.
  23. 1921 Tuesday: A race riot erupted in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as white mobs began looting and leveling the affluent black district of Greenwood over reports that a black man had assaulted a white woman in an elevator; hundreds are believed to have died in the senseless violence. 
  24. 1927 Tuesday: Ford Motor Company produced the last “Tin Lizzie” to begin production of the Model A.
  25. 1928 Thursday: The first aerial crossing of the Pacific Ocean occurs on this date from Oakland, California.
  26. 1935 Friday: A massive earthquake kills 50,000 in Quetta, Pakistan.
  27. 1940 Friday: The evacuation from Dunkirk continues today with the Brits rescuing more than 68,000 men from the beaches.  Several Royal Navy ships are sunk while others are injured.  Still, the flotilla of civilian ships joining with the navy continues no matter how badly the Luftwaffe pummels the beaches or the vessels attempting to save their fellow countrymen and allies. 
  28. 1941 Saturday: During the month of May 1941, the Allies sink 41 German U-Boats for a total tonnage of 325,000.  Elsewhere, Iraq surrenders to the British with the British imposing their will upon the pro-Nazi nation.  The Brits will remain in the country until well after the end of the Second World War.
  29. 1942 Sunday: The Afrika Korps is steamrolling over the British forces facing them.  The Germans have opened up their supply lines and victory looks as though it’s on the horizon.
  30. 1943 Monday: Mopping up operations continue on the Aleutian island of Attu.  Although a sideshow, fighting between American and Imperial Japanese forces has been fierce with the Japanese suffering most of the casualties in one-sided banzai charges and the like.
  31. 1944 Wednesday: Heavy fighting between Allied and German forces in Italy continues as the Allies continue making headway.  It would appear that the German defensive positions at the Caesar Line may not be stable enough to fend off Allied armored units. 
  32. 1945 Thursday: As fighting between returning French colonial forces and Arab revolutionaries continues, the British intervene in an attempt to stabilize the region.  They are, after all, having their own problems in Palestine with Arab nationalists there.  The Arabs know that the British are going to return Israel to the Jews, land given to them by God more than 3,000 years ago.
  33. 1947 Saturday: Communists grab power in former Nazi ally, Hungary.
  34. 1948 Monday: Jon Bonham, drummer of the rock group, Led Zeppelin[i], was born on this date in Redditch, Worcestershire, Great Britain, as was cellist Mike Edwards who played with the Electric Light Orchestra[ii] from 1972-75.  Edwards was born in West London.
  35. 1949 Tuesday: Former State Department official and accused spy Alger Hiss, charged with perjury, went on trial in New York.  The jury eventually deadlocked and Hiss underwent trial later and this time, the jury convicted him.
  36. 1954 Monday: Future pedal steel guitarist, Paul Franklin, who would play with the British band, Dire Straits[iii], was born in Detroit, Michigan, on this date.
  37. 1955 Tuesday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) orders school integration “with all deliberate speed.”
  38. 1961 Wednesday: South Africa became an independent republic as it withdrew from the British Commonwealth.  Meanwhile, Chuck Berry’s amusement park, “Berryland” opens in St. Louis, Missouri, opens.
  39. 1962 Thursday: In Israel, a few minutes before midnight, former Nazi official Adolph Eichmann met his fate at the hands of the hangman for his role in the Holocaust.
  40. 1964 Sunday: In a game that took 7 hours and 32 minutes to complete, the San Francisco Giants defeat the New York Mets 8-6 in 23 innings.
  41. 1965 Monday: Jim Clark becomes the first foreigner in 49 years to win the Indianapolis 500.
  42. 1970 Sunday: A magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Peru claimed an estimated 67,000 lives.
  43. 1977 Tuesday: The Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, three years in the making despite objections from environmentalists and Alaska natives, was completed.  Twenty days later, the first oil began flowing through it.
  44. 1979 Thursday: Zimbabwe declares its independence.
  45. 1980 Saturday: “Love Stinks” by the J. Geils’ Band[iv] peaks at #38 on the charts.
  46. 1983 Tuesday: In the 37th NBA Finals, the Philadelphia 76ers sweeps the Los Angeles Lakers in four games.
  47. 1985 Friday: At least 88 people lost their lives, more than 1,000 injured, as over 40 tornadoes swept through parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Ontario, Canada, during an 8-hour period.   
  48. 1987 Sunday: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 3.
  49. 1990 Thursday: The situation comedy “Seinfeld” began airing as a regular series on NBC-TV.
  50. 2005 Tuesday: The federal government finally reveals Watergate Scandal figure, “Deep Throat” as former FBI agent, W. Mark Felt.
  51. 2011 Tuesday: The government of Great Britain becomes one of the first major nations in the world to confirm that it is indeed working at developing cyberwarfare weapons with which to cripple its enemies should they be attacked.
  52. 2012 Thursday: Former Democratic Party Presidential candidate John Edwards wins acquittal on one count of corruption while the judge declares a mistrial on the other five counts.
  53. 2013 Friday: In Italy, health officials announce the first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the coronavirus on this date.  Meanwhile, the 1998 QE 2, asteroid measuring 1.7 million miles across, and its moon pass within 3.6 million miles of the Earth.
  54. 2014 Saturday: Spain will increase spending in an $8.2 billion program aimed to stimulate economic growth; the country has been working to overcome an unemployment rate of 25%, but recent reports have shown an encouraging decline in jobless claims.
  55. 2015 Sunday:  According to Brainy History, parts of the U.S. Patriot Act, including authorization of the collection of bulk phone data by the National Security Administration, expire due to lack of agreement in the Senate regarding extension.  Meanwhile, Russia announces that it will join with its overlord the People’s Republic of China to participate in naval exercises in the South China Sea in May 2016.
  56. 2016 Tuesday: While the United States is always beating itself up over the fact that it had slaves, Reuters reports on this day the results of a report by the Global Slavery Index: the report estimates that people born into slavery NOW, sold into sex, debt, or labor bondage around the world are 45.8 million with India having the most slaves- 18.4 million and North Korea, the highest percentage of its population at 4.4-percent.  Hell, everyone in North Korea is a slave.  Still, American liberals ignore these horrible stats while crying about something that was common practice back during the Age of Exploration and Colonialism.  Stop with the sniveling. 
  57. 2017 Wednesday: The so-called ‘religion of peace’ Islam is up to its old tricks as usual- terrorists carry out a suicide attack near the German embassy in Kabul that sends 90 unsuspecting believers up to hang with Allah sooner than any of them anticipated and causes another 461 unfortunate souls to wish they went with them.  What a lovely faith.  Time for a reformation…
  58. 2018 Thursday: In Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors beat the surprisingly competitive Cleveland Cavaliers by a final score of 124-114 by capitalizing on Cleveland’s mistakes and then making them pay for them in overtime.
  59. 2019 Friday: In Austin, Texas, famous guitarist/vocalist with the acid rock band, the 13th Floor Elevators dies at age 71.  In and out of mental institutions over the course of his life due to psychedelic drug use, he will forever live on in the minds of fans around the globe.
  60. 2020 Sunday: What the AICPENDBLOG.COM believes to be Communist China-well-funded and Democratic Party well-orchestrated and coordinated riots continue occurring in cities across the country, big and small.  The time is NOW for the government to regain control of the cities by putting the military into the streets.  Time to tell the People’s Republic of China that NEUTRON BOMBS will soon be on the way.  Is this the ‘second revolution?’ Will we throw this scum back or will we allow them to topple our government and then aid Beijing to control the world?  President Trump has said that ANTIFA is a domestic terrorist organization which we have said for several years now.  Time to crush the scumbags.
  61. 2020 Sunday A: Communist China’s gift to the world, COVID-19 continues causing problems but you would not know it what with everyone out in the streets rioting, looting, burning, and killing.  Here are the global statistics for today: 6,152,160 confirmed cases, 371,700 confirmed deaths, and 2,637,496 confirmed recoveries.  Thank you, Comrade Xi!
  62. 2020 Sunday B: Here are the Wuhan Bat Virus statistics for the United States: 1,825,803 confirmed cases, 105,770 confirmed deaths, and 398,283 confirmed recoveries.  In the three states in which, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, California first: 110,583 confirmed cases, 4,213 confirmed deaths, and ZERO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Politics as usual.  Next, here are the stats for Hawaii: 651 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 606 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for the Evergreen State: 21,634 confirmed cases, 1,118 confirmed deaths, and like California, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Here are the stats for Washington D.C. just to do something different: 8,801 confirmed cases, 466 confirmed deaths, but like other leftist places, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.
  63. 2020 Sunday C: The city of Chicago experiences its worst day for homicides in 60 years what with 18 people being shot and killed in a single day.  What is wrong with the Windy City?  Why won’t liberal loony Mayor Lori Lightfoot step up and do the job the voters elected her to do?  The woman is a loser and must go via a recall election.  NOW!
  64. 2021 Monday Memorial Day: Let us hope today is a slow news day…


This artwork is #0482 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Valley of the Yucca.”  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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On May 10, 1972, Jethro Tull returned with an anti-concept concept album, “Thick as a Brick.”  The original LP release included a single piece of music that flowed from Side 1 over to Side 2 where it eventually concluded.  At the time, many fans were confused as to WTF this was whereas looking back, many see it as a masterpiece.  The band now included Ian Anderson (vocals, flutes, guitars, keyboards), Martin Barre (guitars), Jeffrey Hammond (bass and keyboards), John Evan (keyboards), and Barriemore Barlow (drums).  Say what you will about both the group and the album, this is a glorious piece that we believe everyone must hear and own so please seek it out now and give it a good listen; we think you definitely will want to add it to your ever-growing musical collection

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Monday, May 31, 2021:


[i] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014.  We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.

[ii] We look forward to presenting the music of Electric Light Orchestra sometime within the next 1-2 years

[iii] We hope to promote the music of Dire Straits within the next decade.

[iv] We hope to present the music of the J. Geil’s Band at some point within the next five years.  One of the great American bands, they most certainly deserve to be heard and celebrated by the readership of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day.


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Author: Chef Roland Carl Davis, CWC-ACF

Long ago, I was working as a sous chef at a fine dining restaurant, the Victor Hugo, over on the coast around Newport, California. I began my career working as a pot washer at the age of 10, move to washing dishes in 1958, became a chef's apprentice in 1961 and have been a career professional ever since. I am still involved in professional foodservice as a consultant for food and beverage professionals

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