RR. 2012 Friday: The BBC turns down flatly a proposed statue to George Orwell, saying that he had resigned from the organization because the author had said, “Because for some time past I have been conscious that I was wasting my time and the public money on doing work that produces no results.”



Your host for the week of August 16-22, 2021: Chef Hector Santanamos “El Chilote” Del Soto, ACF-CEC

Shafter, CA 93263

Contact Me: elchilotegrande10@gmail.com







U.S. Senator Cory Gardner; the Beach Boys featuring David Marks, the Beatles featuring John Lennon, the Grateful Dead featuring Donna Jean Godchaux, and the Strawberry Alarm Clock featuring Ed King:

  1. 565 Thursday: St. Columba reports seeing a ‘monster’ in Loch Ness, Scotland, the first reported sighting of such a beast.
  2. 1138 Monday: At the Battle of Cowton Moor, the English army defeats the Scots.  Due to the number of religious banners featuring various Catholic Saints, historians call it the Battle of the Standard.
  3. 1454 Tuesday: By order of King Ladislaus, the city of Brunn, Moravia, expels its Jews.   
  4. 1485 Saturday: England’s King Richard III died in battle in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses.
  5. 1642 Friday: Civil War in England began on this date as forces of Parliament began battling with the Royalists.
  6. 1762 Sunday: In Rhode Island, Ann Franklin became the editor of the Mercury, which made her the first female editor of an American newspaper. 
  7. 1770 Wednesday: Captain James Cook and his crew claimed Australia for the British Crown upon landing on the continent.
  8. 1775 Tuesday: King George III proclaims the American Colonies to be in ‘open rebellion.’
  9. 1787 Wednesday: Inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
  10. 1788 Friday: The British begin settling in Sierra Leone, Africa, creating a haven for ex-slaves.
  11. 1846 Saturday: The United States annexes New Mexico, much to Mexico’s consternation.
  12. 1851 Friday: The schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that the world knows as the America’s Cup.
  13. 1862 Friday: President Abraham Lincoln responded to Horace Greeley’s call for more drastic steps to abolish slavery; Lincoln replied that his priority was saving the Union, but he also repeated his personal wish “that all men everywhere could be free.”
  14. 1864 Monday: Twelve nations sign onto the Geneva Convention accords.
  15. 1865 Tuesday: William Sheppard received a patent for liquid soap. 
  16. 1902 Friday: In Hartford, Connecticut, Theodore Roosevelt became the first president of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  17. 1906 Wednesday: The Victor Talking Machine of Camden, New Jersey, began to manufacture the Victrola.  The hand-cranked unit equipped with a horn cabinet, sold for $200.00.  
  18. 1910 Monday: Japan annexed Korea, which remained under Japanese control until the end of World War II.
  19. 1911 Tuesday: Louvre Museum officials in Paris announced that thieves stole the “Mona Lisa,” painted by Leonardo da Vinci, from their museum.  It appeared two years later in Italy.
  20. 1914 Saturday: German Generals Erich von Ludendorff and Paul von Hindenburg and their combined armies move into East Prussia to drive the Russians out of their country during World War I.  Meanwhile, in Belgium, German troops execute 384 Belgians at the village of Tameness.  Finally, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Belgium.
  21. 1922 Tuesday: Irish Republican Army members opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Michael Collins had co-signed with the Brits shot Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins to death or so many believe.
  22. 1932 Monday: The British Broadcasting Corporation conducted its first experimental television broadcast, using a 30-line mechanical system.
  23. 1941 Friday: During World War II, the Germans reach the Russian city of Leningrad during the first couple of months of Operation Barbarossa.  Soon, the ring would tighten around the city and a siege lasting more than nine hundred days would commence.
  24. 1942 Saturday: Brazil declares war on the Axis powers.
  25. 1943 Sunday: Soviet troops liberate the city of Kharkov from the Axis forces holding it.  The battle would seesaw back and forth as the Nazis were loath to surrender the city to the Red Army.
  26. 1945 Wednesday: The conflict in Vietnam commences as communist leader, Ho Chi Minh, stages a coup against the French puppet.
  27. 1947 Friday: Donna Jean Godchaux, future vocalist with the Grateful Dead[i] from 1971 until 1979 was born on this date in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  She and her husband formed the Heart of Gold Band, which ended after her husband, Keith Godchaux, died in a car accident.
  28. 1948 Sunday: Future rhythm guitarist/vocalist with the Southern California rock band, the Beach Boys[ii] (1962-1963 / 1997-1999 / 2012)—David Marks—is born in Hawthorne, California, on this date.    
  29. 1950 Tuesday: Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win acceptance into national competition.
  30. 1951 Wednesday: A crowd of 75,052 watched the Harlem Globetrotters perform—it was the largest crowd to see a basketball game.
  31. 1956 Wednesday: At the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, California, the delegates elect President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon for second terms in office.
  32. 1957 Thursday: In the sixth round of their heavyweight title bout, Floyd Patterson scores a knockout over Pete Rademacher.
  33. 1968 Thursday: On charges of adultery, Cynthia Lennon sues her husband, John, of the Beatles for divorce.  Meanwhile, Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Columbia, for the start of the first papal visit to Latin America.
  34. 1972 Tuesday: Due to its racial policies, organizers of the 20th Olympic Summer Games asked Rhodesia to withdraw from the competition.  Elsewhere, John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile took seven workers hostage at a Chase Manhattan Bank branch in Brooklyn, New York, during a botched robbery; the siege which ended with the arrest of Wojtowicz and the death of Naturile at the hands of the FBI, inspired the 1975 movie, “Dog Day Afternoon.”  Finally, in Miami Beach, Florida, the attendees at the Republican National Convention nominated President Richard M. Nixon for a second term of office.
  35. 1973 Wednesday: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon asked Henry Kissinger to become his Secretary of State.  
  36. 1974 Thursday: In Yuma, Colorado, future GOP senator representing that state- Cory Gardner- is born.  He would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2015.
  37. 1978 Tuesday: President Jomo Kenyatta, a leading figure in Kenya’s struggle for independence from Great Britain, died.  Vice President Daniel Arap Moi took the oath of office as acting president.
  38. 1984 Wednesday: At the Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas, President Ronald Reagan, and Vice President George H. W. Bush win nominations for a second term in their posts.  Elsewhere, the final Volkswagen Rabbit rolled off the assembly line in New Stanton, Pa.  
  39. 1986 Friday: Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of Karen Silkwood $1.38 million to settle a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit.
  40. 1989 Tuesday: Nolan Ryan became the first major league pitcher to strike out 5,000 batters.  Meanwhile, Oakland, California, thugs shot Black Panthers co-founder Huey P. Newton to death.  Eventually, a court would sentence shooter Tyrone Robinson 32 years to life in prison. 
  41. 1990 Wednesday: In response to the crisis in Kuwait, President George H. W. Bush calls up the Reserves to augment the ground and air forces already in the Persian Gulf.  The State Department announced that the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait would not close under Saddam Hussein’s demand.
  42. 1991 Thursday: Yugoslavia announced that the truce, which it ordered on August 07 with Croatia, had collapsed.
  43. 1992 Saturday: In Rostock, Germany, neo-Nazi violence broke out against foreigners.  Meanwhile, on the second day of the Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho, an FBI sharpshooter killed Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver.  The sharpshooter later claimed he was targeting the couple’s friend Kevin Harris and did not see Vicki Weaver as she was seeking cover.   
  44. 1994 Monday: DNA evidence connects O.J. Simpson to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.
  45. 1995 Tuesday: On the second day of the Ruby Ridge standoff, FBI snipers fire at Randy Weaver’s cabin, killing his son and his dog.
  46. 1996 Thursday: President Bill Clinton signed welfare situation ending guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanding work from recipients.  Good for you, Bill!
  47. 2003 Friday: Alabama’s chief justice, Roy Moore, underwent suspension for his refusal to obey a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of his courthouse yet monuments to Muslims and Satanists are okay.  WTF is wrong with this picture?
  48. 2004 Sunday: As shocked spectators watched, armed thieves stole one of four versions of the Edvard Munch masterpiece, “The Scream,” and a second Munch painting, “Madonna,” from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.  In August 2006, authorities recovered the paintings, visibly damaged.  A court later convicted three men in connection with the theft and sentenced them to prison.
  49. 2011 Wednesday: The Chairman of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, announces the collapse of the regime of Libyan thug Colonel Moammar Gadhafi and who now is on the run, no more than a wanted criminal.  (Note- have we not learned from the endless regime wars that make people across the globe hate our guts?  Oh, wait, the people leading us make the BIG BUCKS from investment in the companies making the weapons).
  50. 2012 Friday: The BBC turns down flatly a proposed statue to George Orwell, saying that he had resigned from the organization because the author had said, “Because for some time past I have been conscious that I was wasting my time and the public money on doing work that produces no results.”
  51. 2013 Saturday: After prison authorities released former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from the Tora Prison and transferring him to house arrest, the authorities must send him to a military hospital instead because of poor health.
  52. 2014 Friday: The Washington D.C. Zoo holds a Chinese first birthday ceremony for the popular Panda bear, Bao Bao.  However, when she hits her fourth birthday, zoo officials will return her to China.  
  53. 2015 Saturday: According to Brainy History, giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth to twin cubs at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C.; the cubs appear healthy but will alternate between an incubator and nursing time with their mother.    
  54. 2016 Monday: In the waning days of the Obama administration, as outgoing Secretary of State John F. Kerry announces plans to visit Saudi Arabia, human rights activists and NGOs demand the United States ‘STOP FUNDING WAR CRIMES IN YEMEN!’  Please, they are killing terrorists Obama will not kill.  Journalist Andrew Cockburn says, “This is our war (the war in Yemen) and it’s shameful!”  Did Obama stop it?  No.  
  55. 2017 Tuesday: The highest court in India outlaws divorce for Muslim men.  The Muslims run amok in the streets.  Maybe if they move to Pakistan?  Things might be better?
  56. 2018 Wednesday: Famed rock guitarist Ed King who was a founding member of the Strawberry Alarm Clock[iii] and who played with Lynyrd Skynyrd[iv] (guitars/ bass 1972-1975 / 1987-1996) among other bands died from cancer on this date in Nashville, Tennessee.    
  57. 2019 Thursday:  After things go south between South Korea and Japan (everyone is still mad at Japan for World War II), the former announces it is exiting an intelligence pact with the latter.  Folks, North Korea is the danger here…
  58. 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 will not stop giving, statistics for today: 22,954,220 confirmed cases, UP 365,203, 799,350 confirmed deaths, UP 6,875, and 14,715,412 confirmed recoveries, UP 258,103.  In the United States, here are today’s numbers: 5,725,758 confirmed cases, UP 119,900 new cases, 178,060 confirmed deaths, UP 3,097, and 2,920,852 confirmed recoveries, UP 68,631.  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: 656,892 confirmed cases, 11,988 confirmed deaths, but thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom being little more than a mildewed POS, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  In Hawaii, here are the stats: 6,072 confirmed cases, 46 confirmed deaths, and 2,072 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the too-far-left-to-save-state-of-Washington, here are the stats: 69,779 confirmed cases, 1,850 confirmed deaths, and like California’s worthless governor, Gov. Jay Inslee will not list the number of confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at the numbers of another state we have not looked at lately, Utah, the “Beehive State,” one of the places practitioners of liberal politics are trying to take hold.  The number of cases in the state is 48,814 while the number of deaths is 385.  The number of confirmed recoveries does not exist.  Why not, Governor Gary Herbert?
  59. 2020 Saturday A: Let us look at the second-highest nation infected with the Wuhan Virus, Brazil:  The South American nation has 3,532,330 cases of Xi Jinping’s gift to the world what with 113,358 deaths, and 2,670,775 recoveries.   India is the third highest nation infected with this dastardly, lab-engineered virus what with 3,043,436 confirmed cases, 56,846 confirmed deaths, and 2,279,900 confirmed recoveries.  Russia comes in fourth what with 951,857 confirmed cases, 16,310 confirmed deaths, and 767,477 confirmed recoveries.  Now, let’s look at the Chi-Coms, the place where this needless disaster began: last week, they come in 30th among nations but this week have dropped to 43rd place (yeah, right) with 84,939 confirmed cases, 4,634 confirmed deaths (same as last week), and 79,851 confirmed recoveries (although our sources in Hong Kong and Macau tell us they are 10-12-times higher than reported which sounds about right for the main communist hellhole on the planet.  Shame on them and damn them for the crime they have committed on the world).
  60. 2021 Sunday: Amigos, let us pray that it’s a slow news day that the mess in Afghanistan does not continue worsening.  Let us pray…


This artwork is #0565 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunset’s Peace.”  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!

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

Pictures #0001-1495


Jethro Tull like every other band that has managed to survive into modern times begins digging into the archives and releasing extended collections such as the one we have for you today: “War Child 2,” which came out on May 21, 2014.  This features 2 CDs and 2 DVDs so the diehard fan can hear every shred of music surrounding the original release as well as being able to see the creative processes in motion.  We hope you will seek this collection out seeing as how it is the original album’s 40th anniversary.  We think you will be extremely glad you did.  Enjoy.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021:


[i] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012.  Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013.  At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends.  Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[ii] We look forward to promoting the music of the archetypal American rock band, the Beach Boys, sometime within the next five years or so.  Please keep posted for that day.  Thank you.

[iii] We began promoting the music of this famed psychedelic band- Strawberry Alarm Clock- beginning on Tuesday, 03-April-2012 through Saturday, 08-April-2012. Please check them out- you will enjoy them.

[iv] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade.  At least by 2029 so please stay tuned for further news.


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 elchilote2121N@yahoo.com or elchilotegrande10@gmail.com

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