58. 2021 Friday A: And so, it begins: Federal prosecutors seek Donald Trump Jr. for ‘questioning.’ Questioning for what, pray tell? Meanwhile, a Trump deputy in the White House is reassuring staffers in the era of Cancel Culture that they will be ‘okay,’ even as Harvard is on the edge of bowing to its students and stripping Kayleigh McEnany of her advanced law degree.



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U.S. Secretary of State Edward Everett; U.S. Treasury Secretary John Adams Dix; Elizabeth Short aka the “Black Dahlia,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Elton John featuring Dee Murray, “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, Kaleidoscope featuring Chris Darrow, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Ronnie Van Zant, the Supremes, and “I Can’t Explain” by the Who:

  1. 778 Sunday: Sisinnius begins his reign as the 87th Roman Catholic Pope and dies 20 days later.
  2. 1535 Tuesday: King Henry VIII declares himself the head of the English church.
  3. 1559 Thursday: Church leaders crowned England’s Queen Elizabeth I in Westminster Abbey.
  4. 1624 Monday: When the people of Mexico learn that the Spaniards are going to close numerous churches, riots break out across the country.  
  5. 1777 Wednesday: The people of New Connecticut declared their independence.  (The Republic later became the state of Vermont).
  6. 1861 Tuesday: The 24th U.S. Treasury Secretary John Adams Dix assumed office on this date.  A Republican he served under President James Buchanan from today until March 06, 1861.
  7. 1862 Wednesday: The U.S. Senate confirmed President Abraham Lincoln’s choice of Edward M. Stanton to be the new secretary of war, replacing Simon Cameron.
  8. 1863 Thursday: The publisher of “The Boston Morning Journal” became the first American newspaper to publish on wood pulp paper.
  9. 1865 Friday: During the closing months of the Civil War, the Second Battle of Fort Fisher near Wilmington’s North Carolina, ended as Union forces captured the “Gibraltar of the South,” depriving the Confederates of their last major seaport.   Meanwhile, former 20th U.S. Secretary of State Edward Everett died in Boston, Massachusetts, on this date.  He served under President Millard Fillmore from 11-06-1852 to 03-04-1853 and began political life first as a National Republican, then as a Whig, then the Constitutional Union, and finally the National Union Parties.
  10. 1870 Saturday: The Donkey, i.e., the JACKASS, appears as a symbol of the Democratic Party for the first time in the magazine, Harper’s Weekly.  The cartoon was by Thomas Nast and the cartoon bore the title, “A Live Jackass kicking a Dead Lion.”
  11. 1884 Tuesday: The state of Indiana issued a charter for Notre Dame University on this date.
  12. 1892 Friday: “Triangle” magazine in Springfield, Massachusetts, published the rules for a new game.  The original rules involved attaching a peach basket to a suspended board; the game became basketball.
  13. 1908 Wednesday: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America’s first Greek letter organization established by African American college women.
  14. 1915 Friday: Japan claims economic control of China.
  15. 1919 Wednesday: In Boston, a tank containing an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses burst, sending the dark syrup coursing through the city’s North End, killing 21 people. 
  16. 1929 Tuesday: Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
  17. 1936 Wednesday: In Toledo, Ohio, construction workers finish work on the first all-glass, windowless building- the building was the new home of Owens-Illinois Glass Company Laboratory.
  18. 1942 Thursday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt asks Major League Baseball commissioner to continue the sport throughout World War II.  Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, German and Rumanian troops fight to reclaim portions of the Crimea they had been driven out of, namely a threat behind their lines on the coast of the Black Sea at Feodosiya where Soviet sailors and marines had established a beachhead behind Axis lines.  Once the Soviets realized their vulnerabilities, they began fighting to withdraw eastward.  Fighting is savage.
  19. 1943 Friday: The Pentagon underwent dedication as the world’s largest office building just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, Va.  The structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors snaking through it. 
  20. 1943 Friday A: On the Eastern Front, the Italian high command requests permission from their superiors- German Army Group B- to begin the withdrawal of the Italian Alpine Corps along with the Hungarian Second Army.  Hitler says, “NO,” but allows elements of the XXIV Panzer Corps to begin pulling back.   In the savage fighting Soviet armored units are trashing various German units, almost destroying the 387th Infantry Division and the 27th Panzer Division.  As the Soviet tanks continue running amok, Italian Alpine troops find themselves in a desperate fight to defend their headquarters in the town of Rossosh.
  21. 1944 Saturday: American General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Great Britain on this date.  Planning would go into overdrive on Operation Overlord, the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control.
  22. 1945 Monday: The Red Army frees the inhabitants of the Crackow-Plaszow Concentration Camp.  Elsewhere, as the British cement their grip on Greece, the communists sue for peace from British General Ronald Scobie.  As the Brits were liberating their country, the communists had rose up to fight both them and the Greek royalists seeking to reestablish the country as a monarchy.
  23. 1947 Wednesday: The mutilated remains of a 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, whom the world would come to know as the “Black Dahlia,” appeared in a vacant Los Angeles, California, lot; her slaying remains unsolved.
  24. 1948 Thursday: Ronnie Van Zant—future vocalist with the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd[i]—was born on this date in Jacksonville, Florida.
  25. 1953 Thursday: Harry S. Truman became the first president to use radio and television to give his farewell address as he left office.
  26. 1955 Saturday: The USSR ends its ‘state of war’ with the German Federal Republic.  Elsewhere, the first solar-heated, radiation-cooled house underwent construction by Raymond Bliss in Tucson, Arizona.  
  27. 1961 Sunday: The Supremes[ii] sign with Motown Records.  Elsewhere, a U.S. Air Force radar tower off the New Jersey coast collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean during a severe storm, killing all 28 men aboard.
  28. 1965 Friday: The Who[iii] released their first album, “I Can’t Explain.”
  29. 1967 Sunday: In the first Super Bowl ever, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum by a score of 35-10.
  30. 1971 Friday: George Harrison[iv] releases, “My Sweet Lord.”  Elsewhere, in Miami Beach, Florida, heavyweight slugger Earnie Shavers scored a 1st round KO over his opponent, Nat Shaver, putting is pro record to 19-2.
  31. 1972 Saturday: In New Orleans, Louisiana, at the 1:47 minute mark of Round 4 in a scheduled 15-round, heavyweight championship bout, “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier scored a TKO over his opponent, Terry Daniels.  In so doing, “Smokin’ Joe” retained the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight boxing titles of the world and improved his pro record to 28-0.
  32. 1973 Monday: President Richard Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam, citing progress in peace negotiations.
  33. 1974 Tuesday: The situation comedy, “Happy Days,” premiered on ABC-TV.
  34. 1976 Thursday: Attempted assassin Sarah Jane Moore receives a life sentence in prison for trying to murder President Gerald R. Ford.
  35. 1978 Sunday: In Super Bowl XII, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos 27-10.
  36. 1986 Wednesday: President Ronald Reagan signed legislation making Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a national holiday, one the nation would celebrate on the third Monday of January.
  37. 1987 Thursday: Paramount Home Video reported that it would place a commercial at the front of one of its video releases for the first time; the commercial was a 30-second Diet Pepsi ad at the beginning of “Top Gun.”
  38. 1988 Friday: Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes and suffers job loss and exile from professional sports commentary.  
  39. 1989 Sunday: NATO, the Warsaw Pact and 12 other European countries adopted a human rights and security agreement in Vienna, Austria.
  40. 1990 Monday: In Atlantic City, New Jersey, at the 1:57 minute mark of Round 2 in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout, 42-year-old George Foreman knocks out Gerry Cooney.  This would put BIG GEORGE FOREMAN’S record to 65-2 while that of the ‘Great White Hope’- Gerry Cooney- would go to 28-3 after which, he would retire.   On the same card, heavyweight powerhouse Bruce Seldon puts his pro record to 9-0 with an RTD over opponent, Lorenzo Canady.
  41. 1992 Wednesday: In Nashville, Tennessee, Dee Murray—bassist with the Spencer Davis Group[v] in 1969 and then with Elton John[vi] up until his demise today—died from a stroke related to battling with skin cancer; he was just 45.
  42. 1993 Friday: A historic disarmament ceremony ended in Paris with the last of 125 countries signing a treaty banning the use of chemical weapons.
  43. 1994 Saturday: In Agoura Hills, California, famed vocalist Harry Nilsson[vii] died from heart failure on this date at the age of 52.  He had numerous radio hits and had many musical friends who performed on his albums and at his live shows.
  44. 1995 Sunday: In the AFC Championship Game in the NFL, the San Diego Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 17-13 and advance to the Super Bowl.  Meanwhile in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys to advance to the Super Bowl.
  45. 2001 Monday: The folks behind Wikipedia launched it on today’s date.
  46. 2009 Thursday: US Airways Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger ditched his Airbus 320 in the Hudson River after a flock of birds disabled both engines; all 155 people aboard survived.
  47. 2011 Saturday: The president of Tunisia- Zine El Abidine Ben Ali- after being rejected by France for pleas of asylum- flees with his family to Saudi Arabia who is willing to take a brother Arab in.
  48. 2012 Sunday: In the GOP Presidential Primary, Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah drops out and endorses Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts.  Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offers an amnesty to all who will stop fighting for all crimes committed since the insurgency began.
  49. 2013 Tuesday: In Saudi Arabia, Egyptian human rights lawyer, Ahmed al-Gizawi receives a sentence of five years in prison plus 300 lashes for possessing Xanax, anti-anxiety medication.  Elsewhere, a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria, takes the lives of 83 people and wounds another 150 people.  Elsewhere, the Russian military launches three military satellites. 
  50. 2014 Wednesday: Lebanon’s new Prime Minister Tammam Salam declares that he has been able to form a new cabinet, breaking the 10-month impasse between Hezbollah and Sunni rival parties; Salam intends to hold presidential elections on time.  Meanwhile, whistleblowers reveal that the National Security Agency—the NSA—uses software to spy on nearly 100,000 computers around the globe.  The spy agency implants much of the spying technology onto the computers when they access the Internet while in other occasions, their technology enables data processers to enter data or alter data through radio wave transmissions.  Elsewhere, jihadists continue running amok in Iraq killing at least 26 people and wounding loads of others.
  51. 2015 Thursday: The Swiss National Bank has uncapped the Swiss franc against the euro, resulting in a rise in its currency value from 1.20 to 1.04 francs/euro; the bank also reduced interest rates from -.25% to -.75%, increasing costs to investors who store deposits.  Elsewhere, Belgium police kill two suspected terrorists near the city of Verviers.
  52. 2016 Friday: Members of the so-called ‘religion of peace’- Islamist militants- attack a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, murdering 28 guests and wounding another 58.   Meanwhile, the U.S. Center for Disease Control urges women not to visit numerous countries in Latin America due to the ongoing Zika virus endemic in the region.
  53. 2017 Sunday: In the NFC Division Round, the Green Bay Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys in a high-scoring shootout by a score of 34-31.  In the AFC Division Round, the Pittsburgh Steelers overcome the Kansas City Chiefs through kicking six field goals for a final score of 18-16.  Elsewhere, a riot in a maximum-security prison in Brazil claims the lives of at least 10 people and injures loads of others.  Meanwhile, a summit between the Israelis and the Palestinians commences in Paris, France.
  54. 2018 Monday: Protests marking the seventh anniversary of the revolution in Tunis, Tunisia, turn violent as people begin protesting the current government.  Elsewhere, the Turkish government threatens to take actions against the U.S.-backed Syrian Border Security Force while the government of Bashar al-Assad threatens to extinguish all U.S. operations within his crappy country.  Neither does anything.  Meanwhile, as a former CIA officer tries to fly out of New York, authorities swoop in and arrest the POS Jerry Chun Shing-Lee on charges of espionage for- you guessed it- communist China.  After he left the Central Intelligence Agency, he retained all manner of info in notebooks and handed it over to his handlers.
  55. 2019 Tuesday: LGBTQIA+ activists accuse the government of Chechnya, a well-known place of ‘tolerance’ of a pogrom against gays what with 40 detained and two slain.  Meanwhile, a witness in the trial of Mexican drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman claims that former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto took a bribe of $100 million from the cartel to look the other way.  Elsewhere, South Korean officials announce that North Korean officials will be visiting the United States to discuss setting up a second summit between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
  56. 2020 Wednesday: Multi-instrumentalist with the British band Kaleidoscope- Chris Darrow- died on this date.  Elsewhere, CNN reports that a Delta Airlines jetliner approaching LAX dumped fuel during its descent which fell on local schools.  At least 60 or more students were rushed to the hospital for treatment.  The authorities are investigating the incident.  Meanwhile, Sudanese government forces announce they have quelled a violent mutiny by members of its armed forces in the capital city of Khartoum.   
  57. 2021 Friday: A recent poll says that 9 out of 10 Americans oppose the Capitol Hill riots of January 6, the ones in which, Antifa infiltrated its commandoes amongst supporters of the 45th president to discredit them, in much the same way they have since the Charlottesville clashes between Antifa and white supremacists, BOTH groups we believe were set in motion by ONE entity: the Chi-Coms via their stooges in the Democratic Party.   Meanwhile, drooling House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi announces she is appointing retired U.S. Army General Russell Honoré- of Hurricane Katrina fame- to lead a task force to investigate how to transform the Capitol Building from a ‘soft target’ into a ‘hard one.’  One of the things she can do is not to tell Capitol Hill police officers to stand aside and motion Antifa thugs inside.  Furthermore, Madam Speaker cannot say when the second impeachment trial for President Trump will begin.  Next, lawmakers author a bi-partisan bill to honor slain Capitol Hill police officer Brian Sicknick.  God bless him.  
  58. 2021 Friday A: And so, it begins: Federal prosecutors seek Donald Trump Jr. for ‘questioning.’   Questioning for what, pray tell?  Meanwhile, a Trump deputy in the White House is reassuring staffers in the era of Cancel Culture that they will be ‘okay,’ even as Harvard is on the edge of bowing to its students and stripping Kayleigh McEnany of her advanced law degree.  Next, Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis tells Newsmax TV that ‘this impeachment is no different’ and that it’s an ‘abuse of the U.S. Constitution.’  Meanwhile, Ric Grenell tells Newsmax TV that the ‘D.C. media has switched from the news to advocacy for all left-wing causes.’  Rudy Giuliani believes it’s all a scheme to prevent #45 from running for office again.  Finally, also to Newsmax TV, Dick Morris- famed political strategist and consultant- says that ‘impeachment and the 25th Amendment are watering down the presidency.’  NO- the AICPENDBLOG.COM believes the Democrats and the RINOS are trying to replace the presidency with a parliamentary system in which the party in power chooses who will be the figurehead.
  59. 2021 Friday B: New York State news- a new bill in Albany would make it illegal for New Yorkers to own or buy body armor.  Why?  Elsewhere in New York City, we now learn that thanks to the criminal mismanagement by Governor Andrew “Killer” Cuomo and addle-brained NYC Mayor Bill Di Blasio, more than 372,000 private businesses have been destroyed in the Big Apple, never to return, many of them in professional foodservice and hospitality. 
  60. 2021 Friday C: Due to ‘security threats’ in Washington, D.C., the Inauguration Day rehearsal for ‘President-elect Pro-China Joe’ Biden has been pushed back to Monday. We learn that J-Lo and Lady Gaga are going to be among the left-wing performers celebrating the ‘victory’ of the incoming senile 46th ‘president.’  Next, according to Rush Limbaugh, the feds are rushing 25,000 troops into Washington, D.C. to prevent against the expected (Antifa-caused) violence on Wednesday, January 20.  (According to the talk show mega-giant, this is more troops than are currently station in BOTH Iraq and Afghanistan).  Speaking of the riots, the FBI reports that the Capitol Hill mobs planned to assassinate leaders.  Again, this sounds like Antifa and BLM human garbage, not Trump supporters.  Meanwhile, Mr. Biden chooses former FDA Chief David Kessler to head Operation Warp Speed. 
  61. 2021 Friday D: In a peculiar move, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford, a Republican, apologizes to black Tulsans for having opposed the certification of “President-elect Pro-China Joe” Biden.  Why?  What was racist about questioning the certification?  Dimwit. Next, the media appears to have twisted the remarks of Senator Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, in suggesting a delay on Biden’s certification.   
  62. 2021 Friday E: Elsewhere, a new poll shows that a vast majority of Republicans and swing state voters favor hiring U.S. workers before hiring illegal aliens.  Next, the Wyoming Republican Party is unhappy with Congresswoman Liz Cheney, one of their own, who was among the 10 RINO Republicans to vote for the SECOND IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP.  (Note- those 10 representatives and four of their counterparts in the U.S. Senate- Lisa Murkowski, RINO-Alaska, Ben Sasse, RINO-Nebraska, Pat Toomey, RINO-Pennsylvania, and Mitt Romney, RINO-Utah, we believe will make it onto the list of nominees for the Fourth Annual Lavrentiy Beria Award to be awarded in January 2022).
  63. 2021 Friday F: Fossilized ‘President-elect Pro-China Joe’ Biden announces his COVID-19/Stimulus Plan: first, $20 billion for a national vaccination program.  Second, $50 billion for expanded testing, treatment, and tracing programs.  Third, $2,000 stimulus checks for all illegal aliens and American citizens.  Fourth and final, $15 minimum wage for federal entry level jobs.  Economist Stephen Moore says that the final peg of Beijing Joe’s stimulus plan will cost ‘4 million additional American jobs.’  WTF?  Next, the U.S. Secret Service is telling its officers in the run-up to Inauguration Day to remain ‘professional’ and ‘non-partisan.’  Meanwhile, the IRS announces it’s behind on 7 million tax returns from last year all because of COVID-19.
  64. 2021 Friday G: Russia cites the U.S. withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty as its reason for leaving the agreement.  In Great Britain, it would appear that Mask Sharia is on the way there as the British government says, ‘people may have to wear masks forever.’  Wow.  Coming soon to a country near you?  Elsewhere, Dunkin’ Donuts has created a new biodegradable straw.  Congratulations.  Next, a Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $5.2 million setting an all-time record.  Elsewhere, Joanne Roberts, widow of Mr. Rogers, dies at age 92.  Meanwhile, President Trump plans to hold an event as outgoing president on Inauguration Day at same time senile Old Joe is scheduled to place his quivering hand atop a Bible. 
  65. 2021 Friday H: Here are the numbers for the COVID-19 global pandemic, the planet first: 93,275,676 confirmed cases, +424,993, 2,000,905, confirmed deaths, +12,615, and 55,500,681 confirmed recoveries, +271,674.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 23,489,378 confirmed cases, up 108,386 from yesterday’s reporting, 390,378 confirmed deaths, UP 1,434, and 10,262,463 confirmed recoveries, UP 28,136.
  66. 2021 Friday I: 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: 2,898,041 confirmed cases, 32,291 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 25,470 confirmed cases, 318 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 288,127 confirmed cases, 3,949 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other state: Idaho: currently, they have 153,506 confirmed cases, 1,593 confirmed deaths, and 69,460 confirmed recoveries.  Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 535,049 confirmed cases, 3,910 confirmed deaths, and 447,076 confirmed recoveries.   
  67. 2021 Friday J:  Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 30,814.26, DOWN 177.26 points (-0.57%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,998.50, DOWN 114.14 points (-0.87%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,768.25, DOWN 27.29 points (-0.72%).  The price of GOLD is $1,827.70 per troy oz., -2.20 (-0.12%) while the price of SILVER is $24.83 per troy ounce, -0.036 (-0.14%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,078.70 per troy oz, -11.20 (-1.03%) while the price of COPPER is $3.50 per pound, -0.001 (-0.03%).  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,395.10 per troy oz, -28.20 (-1.16%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $52.04 per barrel, -0.32 (-0.61%).  Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.48 Chi-Com yuan.   Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Hong Kong dollars equals 7.75.  In other economic news, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue says the government ‘declared martial law by imposing the harsh COVID-19 lockdowns on the American people.’  How right you are, sir!
  68. 2021 Friday K: Senator Lindsey Graham, RINO-SC, says that the Mueller probe into Trump-Russia collusion- Crossfire Hurricane- was ‘the most incompetent’ and ‘most corrupt’ investigation ever conducted by the FBI and the Department of Justice.  Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence speaks with Vice President-elect “Kooky Kamala” Harris on the phone.  The incoming VP says she hopes for a ‘peaceful transition of power.’  Next, NY prosecutors drag former Trump attorney Michael Cohen in to answer questions about the 45th president’s finances.    Speaking of losers like Michael Cohen, Lt. Gov. Duncan of the Peach State snivels to reporters that the ‘Georgia statehouse is absolutely less safe now because of Donald Trump.’  Lt. Gov. Duncan- you should not have worked to throw the election to “Pro-China Joe” Biden and his Chi-Com masters who now are YOUR masters.
  69. 2021 Friday L: Currently, the feds are investigating 37 people for their part in the deaths that occurred during the Capitol Hill Riots of January 6.  Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, she whose pendulous breasts droop down to her waist, says, ‘there will be prosecutions for ALL House members who aided the (Antifa/Black Lives Matter) ‘Trump mob’ in storming the building.  We guess this means that YOU, Madam Speaker, will stand at the head of the line seeing as how YOU and ONLY YOU are in charge of the Capitol Hill PD.  Steven Sund, outgoing Capitol Hill police chief begged for help on at least SIX occasions with no help coming which means YOU stopped help from coming which means BLOOD is on YOUR HANDS.  We await YOUR prosecution! 
  70. 2021 Friday M: President Donald J. Trump orders U.S. Military Command for the Middle East to incorporate Israel into its organization so as to hasten Arab-Israeli military cooperation in defending against the Iranian scum.   Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that ‘Parler might make it back online provided they do something about moderating (censoring) content.  Elsewhere, the National Rifle Association files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protections.  Finally, Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas rips ‘Pro-China Joe’ Biden for his plagiarizing yet again someone else’s work- the COVID-19 Relief Bill. 
  71. 2021 Friday N: Elsewhere, the Atlanta Falcons hire Tennessee Titans OC Arthur Smith as their next head coach.   Note- we would love to see Matt Ryan make it to another super bowl.    Speaking of the NFL, two games tomorrow in the Divisional Round- L.A. Rams @ Green Bay Packers at 1:35 P.M. and Baltimore
    Ravens @ the Buffalo Bills @ 5:15 P.M.  Then on Sunday, we have two more games- Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs @ 12:05 P.M. and Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints @ 3:40 P.M.
  72. 2021 Friday O: Here are the results for tonight’s massive Mega Millions Draw #1625 with a pot of around $725 million at stake: 03, 11, 12, 38, 43, and Mega 15.  Out of 643,493 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FIVE numbers BUT NO MEGA for a prize of $1,225,193.  Meanwhile, Alex Azar, Health and Human Services secretary offers his resignation, citing the Capitol Hill Riots as his reason for leaving the administration.   Elsewhere, we learn today that Bill Gates of Microsoft fame is the largest owner of private farmland in the United States with 242,000 acres.  Finally, in the waning days of the Trump administration, an asteroid the size of the Empire State Building, about 4.4 million miles from the Earth which is about 18 times the average distance between our planet and the moon.
  73. 2021 Friday P: The government of Morocco awards President Donald J. Trump the Order of Mohammad, the nation’s highest decoration, for his work in creating a framework of peace for Arab nations and Israel.  The ceremony occurred at the White House in a private ceremony.  Congratulations, Mr. President.  Let’s see if your successor keeps the framework of the Abraham Accords in place or tosses them on the rubbish heap and returns to brown-nosing the Palestinians.  Elsewhere, One America News reports growing evidence that foreign nations such as communist China interfered in our elections, NOT just in the 2020 Presidential Election but also in several state elections.  WHY aren’t the liberals braying about ‘ELECTION INTERFERENCE?’  Because we believe Beijing and their bought-and-paid-for stooges in the Democratic Party and among the RINO wing of the GOP conspired with them to deny President Trump his much-deserved second term.   Meanwhile, Norway reports 11 deaths connected to the vaccine for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu.
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Friday, January 15, 2021, Today in History Blog Post:   

We feel compelled to share with our new readers that we are an OPINION SITE and not a NEWS SITE although we do report the news.  If anything, we are big history buffs which is why we have been going strong since early 2009…

Saturday, January 15, 2022:


[i] 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.

[ii] We definitely hope to present the music of ALL the classic Motown bands- including the famed Diana Ross and the Supremes- sometime within the next decade.  Please, stay tuned for further developments.

[iii] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015.  We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey.  We know you will enjoy them.

[iv] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018.  Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.  “My Sweet Lord” appeared on the album, “All Things Must Pass,” which we promoted on Friday, 09-December-2016.  We hope you will seek that album out- along with the rest of George’s catalog- and add it to your collection.

[v] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason.  The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016.  This offering also included Blind Faith.  We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.

[vi] We will be presenting Elton John’s music at some point within the next five years.  Please stay tuned for the day when we do.

[vii] We are not sure when we will begin promoting the music of the famed Harry Nilsson, but we hope to do it at some point within the next five years.  Please keep posted for when we do.



Author: Chef Charles Smithenstein, FMP

I have been in professional food service for a long, long time, moving into management back in 1973. At the time, I was the Food and Beverage Director at one of the hotels in Bakersfield, CA, located on Union Avenue. I was in my late thirties at the time. I am still working at one of the local hotels in the nearby town of Delano, CA, a place that has been my home for the past 10 years. Our city has experienced marvelous growth and is fast becoming a player in county politics. Chef Charles Smithenstein writes from Delano, California. Chef Charles Smithenstein is a liberal Republican Contact me at thechuckster61O@hotmail.com

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