140. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

2007 Sunday: In the war against Hamas, Palestinians claim that an Israeli Defense Force warplane lit up the home of a Hamas ‘lawmaker’- Khalil al-Haya. The Palestinians say the terrorist was not at home at the time but that others were leading to 8 dead and loads of others wounded to varying degrees.

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140. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022:

National Defense Transportation Day

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Stephen Johnson Field and John Marshall Harlan II; U.S. Secretary of State Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen; U.S. Senator Mike Crapo; .38 Special featuring Ken Lyons, the Atlanta Rhythm Section featuring Robert Nix, the Bee Gees featuring Robin Gibb, (Sonny and) Cher, the Doors featuring Ray Manzarek, Joe Cocker, and T-Rex featuring Steve Currie:

  1. 526 Monday: An earthquake at Antioch, Syria, reportedly kills 250,000 people.
  2. 1277 Thursday: The reign of the 187th Roman Catholic Pope John XXI ends on this date.  He first became pontiff on September 08, 1276.
  3. 1293 Wednesday: An earthquake hits Kamakura, Japan, killing at least 30,000 people.
  4. 1498 Friday: Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama arrives at Calicut, India, after sailing around the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.  This singular event would throw the caravan trail from the Orient to the Middle East into decline for centuries.  It would also open up much of the world to European colonization. 
  5. 1506 Sunday: In Spain, Christopher Columbus dies in poverty on this date, which is amazing as the man discovered the New World and voyaged to it at least six separate times.
  6. 1520 Thursday: Hernando Cortez and his conquistadors defeated Spanish troops sent by the governor in Cuba for going ‘off script’ in his invasion of the Aztec Empire.  The survivors then joined Cortez in his triumphal return to Mexico City.
  7. 1521 Friday: Ignatius of Loyola was wounded by a cannonball while defending Pamplona against the French; during his convalescence he turned to religion, becoming a leader of the Counter-Reformation and the founder of the Jesuits.
  8. 1609 Wednesday: In London, publisher Thomas Thorpe—perhaps illicitly—publishes William Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
  9. 1639 Friday: Dorchester, Massachusetts, forms the first school entirely paid with local taxes.
  10. 1774 Friday: Due to the increasingly anti-British sentiments in the American Colonies, the British Parliament passes the Coercive Acts designed to cow the colonists.
  11. 1830 Thursday: H. D. Hyde invented the fountain pen on this date.
  12. 1861 Monday: The state of Kentucky proclaims its neutrality during the Civil War while North Carolina becomes the 11th and last state to secede from the Union.  Meanwhile, the capital of the Confederacy moved from Montgomery, Ala., to Richmond, Va.
  13. 1862 Tuesday: President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, which he intended would encourage settlements west of the Mississippi River by making federal land available for farming.
  14. 1863 Wednesday: The 38th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Johnson Field assumed his position on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Democrat, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Field to fill a new seat on the court.  Associate Justice Field served until December 01, 1897.
  15. 1864 Friday: During the Civil War, the Battle of Spotsylvania ends with total casualties numbering more than 10,920 killed or wounded.
  16. 1873 Tuesday: Levi Straus manufactures blue jeans with copper rivets with the selling price set at $13.50 per dozen.
  17. 1875 Thursday: The International Bureau of Weights and Measures undergoes establishment.
  18. 1882 Saturday:  Germany, Austro-Hungary, and France unite in the Triple Alliance.
  19. 1885 Wednesday: In Newark, N.J., the former 29th U.S. Secretary of State Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen died.  Beginning political life as a Whig, he became a Republican and served under President Chester A. Arthur from December 19, 1881, to March 06, 1885.
  20. 1892 Friday:  France leaves the above-mentioned Triple Alliance, but Italy joins making it the new Triple Alliance.
  21. 1899 Saturday: Future 89th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) John Marshall Harlan II, Republican, appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to fill Robert H. Jackson’s seat, is born in Chicago, Illinois, on this date.  He served from March 17, 1955, to September 23, 1971.  Meanwhile, taxi driver Jacob German of New York City became the first driver to undergo arrest for speeding.  The posted speed limit was 8 miles per hour when he was driving along at the whopping speed of 12 MPH in his electric vehicle.  It is interesting to note that the police officer who pulled him over on Manhattan’s Lexington Avenue was riding a bicycle.  
  22. 1902 Tuesday: The United States ended a three-year military presence in Cuba as the people established the Republic of Cuba under its first elected president, Tomas Estrada Palma—the United States should have made it a state.
  23. 1916 Saturday: Norman Rockwell’s first cover on The Saturday Evening Post appeared.  
  24. 1926 Thursday: The U.S. Congress passes the Air Commerce Act, which calls for the regulation and licensing of all pilots and the registering of all aircraft.
  25. 1927 Friday: Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on his historic solo flight to France.  Meanwhile, through the Treaty of Jedda, Saudi Arabia gains its independence from Great Britain.
  26. 1932 Friday: Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.  However, because of weather and equipment problems, Earhart set down in Northern Ireland instead of her intended destination of France.
  27. 1939 Saturday: The first regular air-passenger service across the Atlantic Ocean began with the take-off of the Yankee Clipper from Port Washington, N.Y.  Meanwhile, the first telecast over telephone wires emanated from Madison Square Garden to the NBC-TV studios in Manhattan; the event was a bicycle race.
  28. 1940 Monday:  During the Blitzkrieg across France, German General Heinz Guderian’s armored units reach the English Channel, trapping the British Expeditionary Force as well as French and Belgium troops.   Both the Brits and French troops fighting together now are sacrificing heavy weapons to make haste towards the coast so as to evacuate the beaches, beaches the Germans have no intention of allowing them to reach.
  29. 1941 Tuesday: During World War II, German troops invade the Mediterranean island of Crete to strangle British forces in North Africa.  German and Italian air and naval assets pummel the islands while paratroopers begin landings across the island.  Resistance is fierce and the Brits are giving as good as they get.  Still, it is only a matter of time.
  30. 1942 Wednesday: During World War II, the Office of Civilian Defense was established.  On the Eastern Front, German armored units are pushing the remaining Red Army forces out of the eastern Crimea where they had established bridgeheads on the Kerch Peninsula in preparation for what they thought would be a massive counterstroke against their Fascist enemies.  Perhaps another time…
  31. 1943 Thursday: Axis forces continue pushing back Soviet counterthrusts in the Ukraine.  Meanwhile, both the Germans and their Russian enemies are building up their forces for the big summer Battle of Kursk.  Both sides believe that when the opposing sides meet, whoever wins the battle will win the war.
  32. 1944 Saturday: Joe Cocker[i], famed vocalist, was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, on this date.  Meanwhile, in the United States, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) dissolves.  It would return in several decades as the NEW Democratic Party.    Elsewhere, in the Pacific Theater of World War II, Allied forces are slowly bottling up the Japanese defenders.  Without fresh supplies of men and materiel, the Japanese are approaching a breaking point.  Still, most of them will fight to the death rather than commit the dishonorable act of surrender.
  33. 1945 Sunday: Heavy fighting continues on Okinawa as the American forces have to clear every spider hole, every trench line, and every cave.  The Japanese resist until the very end when flamethrowers and napalm clear them out of their firing positions.  It is a horrible, brutal affair.  Meanwhile, in Mainland China, Japanese forces begin strategic withdrawals of their troops so as to consolidate more defensible positions.  They are aware that with the collapse of the Nazis, Soviet forces will soon be redeploying to Asia to keep their bargain with the Western Allies- the invasion of northern China and Mongolia.
  34. 1946 Monday: Future star with Sonny and Cher[ii] as well as a solo superstar, Cher, is born in El Centro, California, on this date.
  35. 1947 Tuesday: In Great Britain, the future bassist for the British Glam-Rock band, T-Rex, is born.  He would perform with this band and with others until he was killed in Portugal in an automobile accident in April 1981.
  36. 1948 Thursday: During their War of Independence, the Israeli Air Force appears for the first time, helping to win a victory over the struggling Syrian army.
  37. 1951 Sunday: In Idaho Falls, Idaho, future U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, a Republican, is born.  He would represent his home state and entered the U.S. Senate on 01-03-1999.
  38. 1954 Thursday: Chiang Kai-shek becomes the president of Nationalist China.
  39. 1959 Wednesday: Nearly 5,000 Japanese Americans had their U.S. citizenship restored after renouncing it during World War II.
  40. 1961 Saturday: A white mob attacked a busload of Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Alabama, prompting the federal government to send in U.S. marshals to restore order.
  41. 1969 Tuesday: U.S. and South Vietnamese forces captured Ap Bia Mountain, referred to as Hamburger Hill by the Americans following one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.
  42. 1970 Wednesday: New York hosted a pro-Vietnam War march with 100,000 people.  Meanwhile, when two subway trains collide in Queens, N.Y., 2 people die and another 70 suffer all manner of injuries.
  43. 1972 Saturday: As their new constitution undergoes ratification, the people of the Republic of Cameroon, Africa, proclaim it as a new nation.
  44. 1978 Saturday: Mavis Hutchinson, at age 53, became the first woman to run across America.  It took her 69 days to run the 3,000 miles.
  45. 1983 Friday: In their WBA heavyweight title boxing match, Michael Dokes and Michael Weaver fight to a draw.  Meanwhile, in their WBC heavyweight boxing match, Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon via a split decision in a 12-round bout which improves the champ’s record to 43-0.  
  46. 1985 Monday: In their heavyweight title fight, Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in a 15 round unanimous decision, improving his record to 48-0, retaining the IBF belt.  Elsewhere, the FBI arrested U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer John Walker, who had begun spying for the Soviet Union in 1968.  
  47. 1990 Sunday: The Hubble Space Telescope sent back its first photographs to scientists on Earth.
  48. 1991 Monday: The Soviet government approves a law allowing its citizens to travel abroad.    Meanwhile, the NBA announces Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls as its MVP.
  49. 1993 Thursday: An estimated 93 million people tuned in for the final episode of “Cheers” on NBC. 
  50. 1997 Tuesday: In Nashville, Tennessee, heavyweight boxer Greg Page improves his record to 43-12 with a 1st Round KO over Armando Turrubiartes.
  51. 2002 Monday: East Timor becomes the world’s newest independent state.  Welcome to the world.
  52. 2003 Tuesday: Here is something to chew on: the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency- aka DARPA- presents its report to the U.S. Congress.  In it, they announce that the Total Information Awareness program- one millions of Americans believe is compiling dossiers on them will change its name to the Terrorist Information Awareness program henceforth so the American people will be lulled into complacency.  The feds hope that everyone will believe that with the name change, everything is hunky-dory and that President George W. Bush’s spies are no longer surveilling them.  Wow.  What a load of crap.  We are entering a police state as we speak.
  53. 2004 Thursday: The George W. Bush administration is applying pressure on its fellow U.N. Security Council to renew Resolution 1487 which shields U.S. military personnel and officials from prosecution by the International Criminal Court.  (Note- why does the United States worry about this crap when the Russians, Muslims, and even the Chi-Coms and North Koreans don’t?  Kind of goofy to us).
  54. 2005 Friday: Ebola virus breaks out in the Republic of the Congo town of Etoumbi where nine people succumb to the virus.  The government slaps a quarantine on the town so as to prevent its spread.
  55. 2006 Saturday: The People’s Republic of China completes construction on the Three Gorges Dam, the largest dam and hydroelectric plant the world has ever seen.  Elsewhere, in the U.S., New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Democrat, wins re-election.
  56. 2007 Sunday: In the war against Hamas, Palestinians claim that an Israeli Defense Force warplane lit up the home of a Hamas ‘lawmaker’- Khalil al-Haya.  The Palestinians say the terrorist was not at home at the time but that others were leading to 8 dead and wounding loads of others.  Sounds like a set-up as both Hamas and Hezbollah love it when ‘innocent civilians’ go up in smoke.   We don’t buy this BS.
  57. 2008 Tuesday: In the 2008 presidential primaries, voters go to the polls in Oregon and Kentucky.  Senator Hillary Clinton, D-NY, wins big in Kentucky while Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-IL, wins in Oregon.
  58. 2009 Wednesday: In the peaceful city of Baghdad, Islamists continue running amok, killing as many people as they can.  A car bomb erupts on the streets blowing at least 34 people to a premature meeting with Allah while causing another 72 probably wish they could convene with Him, too.  Stop the violence.
  59. 2010 Thursday: Scientists announced that they had created a functional synthetic genome.  Elsewhere, following the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel, the ROKS Cheonan on March 26, 2010, numerous nations around the planet are condemning North Korea whom everyone believes is the culprit behind the loss of 46 South Korean seamen and the loss of the corvette.  North Korea says that ‘IF any nation slaps sanctions on them for something they didn’t do, it will mean one thing- WAR.’
  60. 2011 Friday: In a meeting with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informs Obama that his nation will not fully withdraw to its pre-1967 borders as the American president had requested him to do.   Elsewhere, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il visits his colleagues in Beijing, his third such visit within a year.
  61. 2012 Sunday: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells his cabinet that hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from Africa threaten the identity of the Jewish state.   Elsewhere, in London, England, famed member of the British group, the Bee Gees[iii]— Robin Gibb (vocals, guitars, keyboards, harmonica 1958-1969 / 1970-2003 / 2009-2012)—lost his battle with colorectal cancer on this date; he was just 62 years-old.  God bless him.  Meanwhile, Ken Lyons, bassist with the Southern rock band, 38 Special[iv] (1974-1977), died on this date in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; he was 59 years-old. Finally, longtime drummer with another Southern rock band, the Atlanta Rhythm Section[v]–Robert Nix (drums/percussion/backing vocals 1971-1979)—died on this date in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 67.
  62. 2013 Monday: Ray Manzarek, keyboardist of the rock group, the Doors[vi], dies in Rosenheim, Germany, from cancer.  Meanwhile, in Stockholm, Sweden, thousands of illegal immigrants launch a massive riot in which, the scumbags set 100 automobiles ablaze during the melee.  Meanwhile, Yahoo purchases Tumblr for $1.1 billion.  Wow.  Finally, jihadists running amok across Iraq kill 133 people and wound at least another 283.  Ah, the so-called “Religion of Peace!”  
  63. 2014 Tuesday: General Motors recalls another 2.4 million vehicles to head off potential other unspecified defects; in 2014, the company recalled 13 million vehicles for one defect or another.
  64. 2015 Wednesday: According to Brainy History, archaeologists report on the findings in Kenya of stone tools over a half-million years older than known species of human ancestors, raising questions regarding human evolution and use of tools.  Elsewhere, after 33 years of hosting the “Late Show with David Letterman,” the hosts signs off for the last time.  He goes into retirement.
  65. 2016 Friday: The Centers for Disease Control announce that within the United States, 270 pregnant women tested positive for the Zika virus which is not good.  Meanwhile, after NATO opened the door to Montenegro’s membership in the military alliance, the Kremlin blasts both the small country and the military alliance for being provocative towards Russia.
  66. 2017 Saturday: Embarking on his first foreign trip as commander-in-chief, President Donald J. Trump arrives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The Saudis were so excited by his visit that members of the royal family danced the sword dance with the 45th president.  Awesome!
  67. 2018 Sunday: In the socialist hellhole of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro wins re-election in a questionable election marked by boycotts, protests, and massive accusations of vote-rigging.  The guy must be a Democrat.
  68. 2019 Monday: Google supposedly ends its support for communist China’s Huawei Android phone system as tensions between the United States and the counterfeit socialist nation deteriorate.
  69. 2020 Wednesday: Beijing is sniveling and whining that everyone is calling the Chinese Virus “the Chinese Virus,” but it is the Chinese Virus as it came to us from the hinterlands of Wuhan, China, and it continues killing people around the planet as we speak and allowing totalitarian leaders to increase their grip on their populations.  Here are the stats for the globe today: 4,968,689 number of confirmed cases, 326,515 number of confirmed deaths, and 1,885,535 number of confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have (thanks to communist China) 1,581,903 confirmed cases, 93,806 confirmed deaths, and 301,341 confirmed recoveries.  In the three states in which, the AICPENDBLOG.COM- the old American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day, formerly at Google Blogger (scumbags), California, Hawaii, and Washington state, here are the stats, the Golden State first: 81,795 confirmed cases, 3,334 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are Hawaii’s stats: 643 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 578 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are Washington state’s stats: 18,923 confirmed cases, 1,037 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Meanwhile, liberal Blue State governors continue freeing criminals from prisons and jails, supposedly out of fear of COVID-19, but in truth, seeking to punish their enemies.  Is a second Civil War coming?  It sure looks that way, thanks to communist China.
  70. 2021 Thursday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 165,787,275 confirmed cases, +600,349, 3,442,817  confirmed deaths, +11,429 and 146,428,311 confirmed recoveries, +76,410.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,828,841 confirmed cases, UP 25,874 from yesterday’s reporting, 602,533 confirmed deaths, UP 576,[vii] and 27,351,977 confirmed recoveries, UP 56,454.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[viii]   
  71. 2021 Thursday A: NOTE: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 286,128 Chi-Vi deaths in the United States- President Biden, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,078 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 173,481 deaths.   In other Chi-Vi-related news, lawmakers are asking WHY House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, possibly more senile than the 46th president is, won’t update the MASK DICTATE when the Centers for Disease Control says, ‘MOST Americans no longer have to wear masks (not that we ever truly did).’  The amazing thing is that when the Democrats believe the cameras are turned off, the masks come off.  What a load of festering fecal matter.  
  72. 2021 Thursday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,773,860 confirmed cases, 62,787 confirmed deaths, and 2,016,574 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,302,489 confirmed cases, 36,357 confirmed deaths, and 1,907,722 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 35,585 confirmed cases, 492 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 427,372 confirmed cases, 5,733 confirmed deaths, and 209,253 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., New York: they have 2,141,067 confirmed cases, 53,341 confirmed deaths, and 2,638,064 confirmed recoveries.[ix]    
  73. 2021 Thursday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 839,263 confirmed cases, 6,396 confirmed deaths, and 832,295 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Estonia, a bastion of freedom next door to thuggish Russia: 128,084 cases of the virus, 1,235 confirmed deaths and 119,799 confirmed recoveries. [x]    
  74. 2021 Thursday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,084.15, UP 188.11 points (+0.56%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,535.74, UP 236.00 points (+1.77%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,159.12, UP 43.44 points (+1.06%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $62.03 per barrel, +0.09 (+0.13%).  The price of GOLD is $1,877.60 per troy oz., -4.30 (-0.23%) while the price of SILVER is $27.87 per troy ounce, -0.20 (-0.70%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,200.60 per troy oz, -4.30 (-0.36%) while the price of COPPER is $4.54 per pound, -0.03 (-0.68%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,853.43 per troy oz, -15.20 (-0.56%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,200.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).[xiii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.43 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.87.     In Yemeni Rial, one greenback equals 246.85 and in Zambian Kwacha, a buck equals 22.45 and in Zimbabwe Dollar, one dollar equals 322.00 of theirs.[xiv]     
  75. 2021 Thursday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.153 per gallon, $2.884 in Florida, $3.889 in Hawaii, and $3.553 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other location- West Virginia: $2.993.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the next lowest gasoline price in the world- Colombia: $2.313 per U.S. Gallon.[xvi]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,309,522,043,913 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xvii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  76. 2021 Thursday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Today is Day 59 for Border Czar “Kooky Kamala” Harris NOT to visit the southern border.  Meanwhile, rumors of maltreatment and mistreatment of illegal aliens in holding pens along the southern border continue to grow and the federal government has closed two facilities with dire records of mistreatment of the incarcerated illegals.  Elsewhere, video is beginning to leak out of illegal alien dumps at various airports around the country in the dead of night.  Chef Lilah who has a relative working at the airport in Honolulu says that illegal alien brats are arriving at least once a week in flights who are then being distributed around the Hawaiian Islands.  This simply must stop. 
  77. 2021 Thursday G: Foreign News / Overseas News– Hamas and Hezbollah are crying uncle.  A ceasefire negotiated by the Joe Biden regime and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has brought a halt to the ongoing clash of Good (Israel) and Evil (Hamas and Hezbollah).  The Israelis have eliminated most of the tunnels that Palestinian leadership devotes massive amounts of donated money to construct rather than giving their people better lives.  The Israels also have taken out numerous Hamas military sites and as many Hamas scumbags as possible.  God bless you!   Meanwhile, a Chinese Communist Party-linked professor says that ‘COVID-19 was indeed a Chi-Com biological weapons attack on the United States.’  Hell, we have been saying that since it began gaining steam in early 2020!  Senior Researcher Chen Ping of China Institute of Fudan University said that ‘(communist) China defeated the U.S. in a biological war in 2020.’  What more flipping evidence does the world need to understand that the primary target was President Donald J. Trump, and the primary beneficiary was “Pro-China Joe” Biden?  OPEN YOUR EYES.
  78. 2021 Thursday H: Voting Integrity / Fraudulent And Stolen Election News– Dr. Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona GOP, says that it would appear that more and more evidence demonstrates that the 2020 Elections in the Copper State most likely were corrupt and fraudulent in Maricopa County and that it is possible that Joe Biden could be proven to be the counterfeit that he is.  We hope to see a great outcome which is why the Arizona Democratic Party is doing everything it can to defy the ongoing audit as is the despicable Dominion Voting Systems out of Canada.  We believe the Canadian government must order them to comply with all requests from the ongoing Grand Canyon State audit.   (Note- George Soros-funded Sheriff Paul Penzone, DS, is fighting the auditors by putting as much blockage in their way.  When the hell is this country going to do something to Mr. Soros?)  Finally, the D.A. in Fayette City, Pennsylvania, has launched a probe into WHY Dominion Voting Systems machines flipped ONLY GOP ballots over to Democrats in the last election.  Bit by bit, more information continues coming out that we believe is going to show that the Democrats stole 2020.  Hence, why is there this determination to continue strengthening Fort Pelosi in Washington, D.C.?  They know they got away with a stolen election.
  79. 2021 Thursday I: Joe Biden Regime News I– the Biden regime directs U.S. agencies to assess and to then mitigate the effects of ‘climate change.’  Uh, okay, what a waste of time.   Next, all of the Biden regime’s misfires has led to problems in the U.S.-Israeli relationship.  Speaking of Israel, Joe’s pal, Senator Bernie Sanders, DS-VT, is offering legislation to BLOCK the $735 million sale of weapons to the Israelis.  (Note- what more evidence does one require to know that Bernie is a self-hating Jew?)  Also related to Israel, GOP lawmakers are calling on Mr. Biden to strengthen U.S. ties with Israel.  In other regime news, the Bidenistas say the Chi-Coms won’t release data from their now infamous Wuhan Biological Warfare Lab.
  80. 2021 Thursday J: Political News I– The University of North Carolina has denied 1619 Project founder, Nikole “Bozo the Clown” Hannah-Jones tenure because this woman is- in the language of the young and dumb- cray-cray.  Good for them.  Educated, fair-minded people must begin pushing back on these racist nuts before they destroy our country.  Boot this bi**h into the nearest dumpster.  Speaking of educated, non-racist folks, a new study finds that 35-percent or more conservative thinkers are better educated and better informed on both current events and past events.  Liberal news watchers are much-less educated and aware of the truth of anything.  Speaking of liberal bias, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-TX 2nd congressional district, calls out the mainstream news media- what Dave Rubin labels ‘corporate news media’- over its coverage of events.
  81. 2021 Thursday K: Political News II– While the Democrats continue pressing ahead with socialism, House GOP leaders held a Cuban independence day event.  The people of Cuba deserve their freedom while the American people do not deserve being forced into communism via the backdoor of socialism. Meanwhile, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH 4th congressional district, lambasted the Democrats’ establishment of the ‘January 06, 2021, Commission’ as being little more than ‘impeachment 3.0.  Amen.  In fact, ZERO people have been charged with insurrection.  NONE.  The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $11.2 million in the month of April.   Elsewhere, people are asking questions as to WHY Governor “Gravel Gertie” Gretchen Whitmer just shut down the state’s Line 5 that provides propane for much of Michigan for home heating?  WTF is occurring here.
  82. 2022 Friday: Everyone knows the drill- stick around with us and discover the truth…the way things are going, we may have to make nice with China because things are going to hell here in the United States in a handbasket what with WOKE this and WOKE that and here a WOKE and there a WOKE, everywhere a WOKE-WOKE-WOKE…

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“Pet Sounds” came out on May 16, 1966 and was the commercial pinnacle of the Beach Boys.  No longer touring with his brothers, cousin, and friends, Brian was in the studio with session musicians and lyricists and created perhaps one of the all-time greatest albums in the annals of modern, popular music.  From start to finish, the album was a tapestry of musical influences, stories, feelings, and emotions all interwoven with one another.  When the Beatles heard this album, it is reported that they were awed at what they had to compete.  Of course, they would be working on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”  The tunes include nothing but memorable hits such as “Wouldn’t It be Nice,” “You Still Believe in Me,” “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on my Shoulder),” “Sloop John B,” “God Only Knows,” and “Caroline, No.”  We hope you will seek this album out and make it a part of your daily musical rotation because it will indeed grow upon- not only your ears- but your heart, mind and soul.  Check it out now- you will be glad you did.  Enjoy.

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[i] We definitely look forward to presenting the music of Joe Cocker, the famed British ex-bricklayer who blew the minds of the world at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival.  Please stay tuned for further developments.

[ii] Don’t know when- or if- we will ever promote the music of Sonny and Cher or of Cher, herself.  I guess we shall see.

[iii] We hope to promote the music of the Bee Gees within the next 3-4 years.

[iv] We are not sure when we will promote the music of .38-Special but will do so when we do a big shindig for Southern rock bands.  Please stay tuned for further developments.

[v] The Atlanta Rhythm Section is another awesome American band, one we sure as heck hope to promote when and if we return to doing music again.

[vi] We promoted the music of the Doors, the famed Los Angeles, California, hard rocking psychedelic band beginning on Saturday, 18-February-2012 through 02-April-2012.  We hope you will seek this legendary band out and consider adding it to your ever-growing collection.

[vii] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[viii] Here is the link: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[ix] See United States COVID: 33,033,385 Cases and 589,110 Deaths – Worldometer (worldometers.info)..

[x] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xi] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xii] Palladium PRICE Today | Palladium Spot Price Chart | Live Price of Palladium per Ounce | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com) See this site for daily trading in palladium.

[xiii] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xiv] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xv] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xvi] Please see the following site for information on global gas prices: Gasoline prices around the world, 26-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com

[xvii] U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

136. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, MAY 16, 2022

2021 Sunday H: Voting Integrity / Fraudulent And Stolen Election News- the recount of ballots in Arizona has already yielded evidence that criminal activities did indeed occur in the subsequent hours after the 2020 Election. There is word that ‘Senator’ Mark Kelly could be recalled, and that Martha McSally returned to her position. We await further developments.

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136. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, MAY 16, 2022:

Vice President Levi P. Morton; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Norman J. Coleman; U.S. Interior Secretary James Harlan; U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward; U.S. Treasury Secretary Daniel Manning; Black Sabbath featuring Ronnie James Dio, King Crimson featuring Robert Fripp, Nazareth featuring Darrell Sweet, Nirvana featuring Krist Novoselic, Robin Trower featuring James Dewar, Savoy Brown featuring Roger Earl, and the Who:

  1. 1003 Monday: The 140th Roman Catholic Pope John XVII assumes his role as the Vicar of Christ on this date.  He would guide his global flock from today until November 06, 1003.
  2. 1605 Monday: The 233rd Roman Catholic Pope Paul V became the shepherd of all Christians on this date.  He would guide his global flock from today until January 28, 1621.
  3. 1611 Monday: Future 240th Roman Catholic Pope Innocent XI is born Benedetto Odescalchi.  He would pick up his Holy Cross on September 21, 1671 and would lead his global flock from then until August 12, 1689.
  4. 1770 Wednesday:  Marie Antoinette, age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was only 15 years old.
  5. 1771 Thursday: The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called the Regulators, took place on this date in Alamance County, North Carolina.
  6. 1792 Wednesday: Denmark abolishes the slave trade.
  7. 1801 Saturday: In Florida, N.Y., future 24th U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward is born.  He would serve under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson from March 06, 1861, to March 04, 1869.  During this time, he bought Alaska from the Russians, something many saw as foolhardy and a waste of taxpayers’ money.  In fact, so many derided the purchase, they called it “Seward’s Folly;” that is, until massive gold deposits were discovered there.  In 2019, the 45th president of the United States sought to buy Greenland from Denmark, and everyone laughed at him, including the Europeans.  Imagine how important Alaska is to the United States geopolitically and the same could be true of Greenland.  We shall see.
  8. 1817 Friday: Regular steamboat service up-and-down the Mississippi River begins on this date.
  9. 1824 Sunday: The future 22nd Republican vice president of the United States—Levi P. Morton—is born in Shoreham, Vermont, on this date.  He served under President Benjamin Harrison from March 04, 1889, to March 04, 1893.
  10. 1827 Wednesday: In Richfield Springs, N.Y., future first U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Noman J. Coleman is born.  A future Democrat, Secretary Coleman would serve under President Grover Cleveland from April 03, 1885, to February 14, 1889.
  11. 1831 Monday: The future 37th U.S. Treasury Secretary Daniel Manning is born.  A future Democrat, he would serve under President Grover Cleveland from March 08, 1885, to March 21, 1887.
  12. 1860 Wednesday: At Chicago, the Republican Party selects Abraham Lincoln as its candidate for the presidency of the United States.
  13. 1861 Thursday: The Confederate government offers war volunteers a $10 premium to join the ranks.
  14. 1863 Saturday: During the Vicksburg Campaign, the bloodiest fighting occurs at Champion’s Hill in Mississippi.
  15. 1865 Tuesday: The 8th U.S. Interior Secretary James Harlan assumed office on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Andrew Johnson from today until August 31, 1866.
  16. 1866 Wednesday: Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer on this date.  Elsewhere, Congress authorized the first 5-cent piece to undergo minting.
  17. 1868 Saturday: The U.S. Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson as it took its first ballot on the 11 articles of impeachment against him.  Thirty-five out of 54 senators voted to find Johnson guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors” over his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, falling one vote short of the two-thirds majority required to convict; 10 days later, the trial ended after two other articles of impeachment went down in flames, too.  The problem was Johnson wanted to follow the wishes of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln who wanted to treat the South with leniency while Lincoln’s holdover Cabinet members wanted to crush them.
  18. 1869 Sunday: The Cincinnati Reds play their first baseball game and win 41-7.
  19. 1879 Friday: The Treaty of Gandamak between Russia and Great Britain set up the Afghan state as a buffer nation between the two major powers.
  20. 1881 Monday: Near Berlin, the world’s first electric tram goes into service in Licterfelder, Germany.
  21. 1888 Wednesday: Emile Berliner demonstrated the first recording on a flat disc on this date.  Elsewhere, Texas dedicated its capitol on this date in the city of Austin.
  22. 1910 Monday: The U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. Bureau of Mines on this date.
  23. 1911 Tuesday: The remains of a Neanderthal man are uncovered on the island of Jersey in Britain’s Channel Islands.
  24. 1914 Saturday: The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City.
  25. 1918 Thursday: The U.S. Congress passes the Sedition Act of 1918, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
  26. 1920 Sunday: Pope Benedict XV- the 258th Roman Catholic Church pontiff- canonized Joan of Arc.  Meanwhile, former Republican Vice President Levi Morton died in Rhinebeck, NY, on his birthday at age 96.
  27. 1927 Monday:  The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules that bootleggers must pay income taxes on their ill-gotten gains.
  28. 1929 Thursday: The motion picture industry presented the first Academy Awards on this date.  The movie, “Wings,” won best production while Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor won best actor and best actress respectively.
  29. 1939 Tuesday: The government began its first food stamp program in Rochester, New York; under future President Barack Obama, it is at the highest levels ever before seen.  Elsewhere, the Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Indians met at Shibe Park in Philly for the first baseball game played under lights in the American League.  
  30. 1940 Thursday: Prime Minister Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris as the Nazi juggernaut rolls across France.  For the Germans, the conquest of France is going better than expected.  French troops are in full retreat while the British are struggling to reach the Channel Coast.  General Heinz Guderian’s XIX Panzer Corps is breaking away from the rest of the steam-rolling army to try to beat the Brits to the coast so as to complete the trap and bag tens of thousands of prisoners.  
  31. 1941 Friday: Over Birmingham, England, the Luftwaffe flies its last great air raid; after this, most units would begin moving eastward for the assault on Russia in early summer.  Meanwhile, the Italian army in Ethiopia under Count Aosta surrenders to the British.
  32. 1943 Sunday: The nearly month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ended as German forces crushed the Jewish resistance and blew up the Great Synagogue.  An estimated 7,000 Jews died during the uprising while the Nazis summarily executed about 7,000 others.  The Nazis deported the remaining Jews, more than 40,000 of them to concentration camps scattered across Poland. 
  33. 1944 Tuesday: The first load of 180,000 Jews arrives at Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
  34. 1946 Thursday: Roger Earl, future original drummer of both Savoy Brown[i] and Foghat[ii] was born in London, England, on this date as was Robert Fripp—future multi-instrumentalist and ongoing original member of the British Prog-Rock band, King Crimson[iii].  Mr. Fripp was born in Wimborne Minster, England.  Elsewhere, Jack Mullin presented the first magnetic tape recorder to the world on this date.
  35. 1947 Friday: In Bournemouth, England, future drummer/vocalist with the Scottish rock band, Nazareth- Darrell Sweet- is born.  He would perform with the band from 1968 until his untimely death while on the road in 1999.[iv]  
  36. 1948 Sunday: Israel issues its first postage stamps.
  37. 1960 Monday: Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.  Elsewhere, the Big Four summit in Paris collapsed due to the American U-2 spy plane incident.   
  38. 1961 Tuesday: Park Chung-hee seized power in South Korea in a military coup.
  39. 1963 Thursday: Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in the space capsule Faith 7 to end Project Mercury.
  40. 1965 Sunday: Future bassist with the Grunge Rock band, Nirvana[v]—Krist Novoselic—is born in Compton, California, on this date.  Elsewhere, the Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand.
  41. 1966 Monday: China launched the Cultural Revolution, a radical as well as deadly reform movement aimed at purging the country of “counter-revolutionaries.”   This was a euphemism for slaughtering millions of older Chinese civilians who remembered the days before the communist revolution took over the country.
  42. 1969 Friday: Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey of the Who[vi] undergo arrest on assault charges.
  43. 1975 Friday: Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.  Meanwhile, Muhammad Ali scores a technical knockout over Ron Lyle in the 11th round of their heavyweight title fight.  Lyle’s pro record went to 30-3-1 while Ali’s record went to 47-2 and he retained the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine’s heavyweight champion of the world boxing titles.  Ali’s next fight would be against Joe Bugner in June.  Lyle’s next fight would be against the legendary Earnie Shavers in September.
  44. 1977 Monday: In their heavyweight title fight, Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelista in 15 rounds in a unanimous decision.  Ali’s record went to 54-2 and retained the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine’s heavyweight champion of the world boxing titles while the Spanish-Uruguayan fighter’s professional record went to 14-2-1.
  45. 1980 Friday: In the 34th National Basketball Association’s Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 2.
  46. 1982 Sunday: In the Stanley Cup Finals, the New York Islanders sweep the Vancouver Canucks in 4 games.
  47. 1983 Monday: The Lebanese Parliament signs a peace accord with Israel.
  48. 1984 Wednesday: Comedian Andy Kaufmann died in Los Angeles, California, at age 35.
  49. 1988 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court, in California v. Greenwood, ruled that police officers may search a person’s trash without a warrant.  Elsewhere, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop released a report declaring nicotine was addictive in ways similar to heroin and cocaine.   
  50. 1989 Tuesday: Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing.
  51. 1991 Thursday: Queen Elizabeth is the first British monarch to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
  52. 2001 Wednesday: At the Cannes Film Festival, “Mulholland Drive,” a film directed by David Lynch, has its premiere.
  53. 2002 Thursday: In Glasgow, Scotland, James Dewar, the bassist/vocalist with the Scottish rock band, Stone the Crows[vii], and the legendary voice and bass of the original Robin Trower[viii] group died on this date from complications of a rare disease, which caused him to suffer repeated small strokes.
  54. 2010 Sunday: In Houston, Texas, Ronnie James Dio—vocalist who took the place of Ozzie Osborne in Black Sabbath[ix]—lost his battle with stomach cancer on this date; he was 67 years-old.
  55. 2011 Monday: The European Union approves a $110.8 billion (78 billion euro) bailout package for Portugal.  Elsewhere, after 59 years of successful operation, the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas shutters its doors for good.
  56. 2012 Wednesday: In Beijing, construction crews complete construction of China Central Television Headquarters, ten years after the project began.
  57. 2013 Thursday: Pope Francis calls for worldwide ‘financial reform along ethical lines’, which would curb the ‘tyranny’ of ‘markets and financial speculation’.  Elsewhere, for the first time since 2007, Bill Gates regains the title of the world’s wealthiest man by amassing a personal fortune of $72.7 billion.
  58. 2014 Friday: California burning- near San Diego, California, authorities inform the public that at least 20,000 acres have gone up in smoke within the county.   This is the toll of 11 wildfires.  This crap goes on year after year because Democrats will NOT permit proper forest management, won’t build new dams to collect fresh water instead of allowing it to flow out to sea, and putting so many restrictions atop PG&E and other power companies to fight global warming by pursuing renewable energy goals that are unrealistic.  The state requires good governance and it’s not from the Democrats.
  59. 2015 Saturday: Mohammad Morsi, the first democratically elected leader of Egypt and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, receives a sentence of death for his role in a prison outbreak in 2011 that led to many deaths.  
  60. 2016 Monday: Pfizer announces plans to buy biopharmaceutical company Anacor Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion.  Meanwhile, Colombian law enforcement authorities make the largest drug bust in the history of their country: 18,000 pounds of high-grade cocaine.
  61. 2017 Tuesday: As the ongoing effort to destroy President Donald J. Trump continues, Newsweek reports that UNNAMED intelligence officials warned Israel NOT to share sensitive information with the president because he MIGHT pass it on to the Russians.  (Note- this is a load of crap).
  62. 2018 Wednesday: As talks on a summit between North Korea and the United States continues, Pyongyang says that it ‘might cancel the talks if the U.S. continues demanding unilateral disarmament of its nuclear weapons.  They know what happened to Libya that gave up its WMDs and things did not end well for the regime of Moammar Gaddafi.   Likewise, talks that were supposed to occur between North and South Korea are canceled as a protest of U.S. demands.
  63. 2019 Thursday: According to the Global Drug Survey, English-speaking peoples are more likely to get drunk throughout the year than do, non-English speakers, with the British getting drunk the most, an average of 51 times per year.  Folks, this is bogus information as Russians drink more than anyone and communist nations’ citizens (or authoritarian ones) drinking more than anyone anywhere else.   Elsewhere, the Trump administration finally does something that should have happened long ago and that is to cancel $929 million federal grant funding the disastrous California High-Speed Rail project, a project that seems to enrich Democratic politicians and their Chi-Com overseers.  (Note- we await Elon Musk’s Hyperloop which will make the train what it is- an expensive boondoggle).
  64. 2020 Saturday: Thanks to communist China, the Wuhan Virus Crisis continues as the disease continues causing problems around the world.  However, information coming from independent sources within the totalitarian state report as many as 750,000 cases of the coronavirus with possible number of deaths ranging from 150,000-to-250,000.  Since the authoritarian state won’t tell the world the truth, we must rely on these brave sources willing to put their lives and those of their families at risk to get the truth out to the rest of the world.  Here are the global statistics for today: 4,626,632 confirmed cases what with 311,363 confirmed deaths but 1,679,428 confirmed recoveries which is amazing, the number of recoveries compared to deaths.  In the United States, we have 1,497,244 confirmed cases, 89,420 confirmed deaths, but 272,525 confirmed recoveries.  In the three states where we have chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington state, here are the stats, state by state, beginning first with the Golden State: 76,793 confirmed cases, 3,204 confirmed deaths, but of course, 0 confirmed recoveries- California, give us the information!  You are no better than flipping communist China!  For Hawaii, we have 638 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 564 confirmed recoveries- thank you, Gov. Ige.  For the once great state of Washington, now beset by a socialist state government, here are the stats: 18,288 confirmed cases, 999 confirmed deaths, but like that fellator Gov. Gavin Newsom in California, NO number of confirmed recoveries because Gov. Inslee won’t share the stats.  Vote these scumbags out of office as soon as possible.  
  65. 2021 Sunday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 163,716,770 confirmed cases, +6,113, 3,393,335  confirmed deaths, +117 and 143,320,593 confirmed recoveries, +77,970.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,715,951 confirmed cases, UP 20,704 from yesterday’s reporting, 600,147 confirmed deaths, UP 308,[x] and 27,136,020 confirmed recoveries, UP 38,423.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xi]   
  66. 2021 Sunday A: NOTE: Since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 283,944 Chi-Vi Deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,078 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 175,665 deaths.     
  67. 2021 Sunday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,768,962 confirmed cases, 62,687 confirmed deaths, and 2,011,220 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,292,004 confirmed cases, 36,085 confirmed deaths, and 1,885,265 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 33,761 confirmed cases, 492 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 424,930 confirmed cases, 5,684 confirmed deaths, and 205,072 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Grand Princess Ship: they have 122 confirmed cases, 7 confirmed deaths, and 115 confirmed recoveries.[xii]   
  68. 2021 Sunday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 839,119 confirmed cases, 6,382 confirmed deaths, and 832,072 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- South Korea, a rising power in East Asia: 132,290 cases of the virus, 1,903 confirmed deaths and 122,163 confirmed recoveries.[xiii]     
  69. 2021 Sunday D: Friday’s Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,382.13, UP 360.68 points (+1.06%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,429.98, UP 304.99 points (+2.32%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,173.85, UP 61.35 points (+1.49%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $65.51 per barrel, +0.14 (+0.21%).  The price of GOLD is $1,844.00 per troy oz., +5.90 (+0.32%) while the price of SILVER is $27.53 per troy ounce, +0.16 (+0.58%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,231.10 per troy oz, +8.30 (+0.68%) while the price of COPPER is $4.06 per pound, +0.01 (+0.19%).[xiv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,892.50 per troy oz, +29.61 (+1.03%).[xv] The price of RHODIUM is $28,400.00 per troy oz., +400.00 (+1.43%).[xvi]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000023.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.44 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.94.     In Trinidad and Tobago Dollar, one greenback equals 6.76 and in Tunisian Dinar, a buck equals 2.73 and in Turkish Lira, one dollar equals 8.44 of theirs.[xvii]    
  70. 2021 Sunday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.128 per gallon, $2.893 in Florida, $3.862 in Hawaii, and $3.535 in Washington state.[xviii]    Let’s look at one other location- Utah: $3.359.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the next lowest gasoline price in the world- United Arab Emirates: $2.247 per U.S. Gallon.[xix]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,294,956,742,867 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xx]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  71. 2021 Sunday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– And they used to complain about President Donald J. Trump using Department of Defense funds to defend the southern border, we learn today that Joe Biden has diverted $2 billion from federal healthcare programs to care for illegal aliens overrunning the border.  Wow.   Meanwhile, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says that Joe Biden should relieve “Kooky Kamala” Harris of her duties as border czar because in 54 days in this position, the least popular woman in the United States has yet to visit the border.
  72. 2021 Sunday G: Foreign News / Overseas News–  Australia announces it is going to keep its borders closed to all but its own citizens returning home until mid-2022.   Next, the U.S. Department of Defense says that ‘yes indeed, Israel has the right to defend herself.’  Hell, we already know that.  They are on a crusade to eliminate Hamas and other Islamist scum from the planet.  We say continue. 
  73. 2021 Sunday H: Voting Integrity / Fraudulent And Stolen Election News– the recount of ballots in Arizona has already yielded evidence that criminal activities did indeed occur in the subsequent hours after the 2020 Election.  There is word that ‘Senator’ Mark Kelly could be recalled, and that Martha McSally returned to her position.  We await further developments.
  74. 2021 Sunday I: Political News I– South Carolina reelected Drew McKissick to continue on as the state’s GOP chair of the state.  Next, Governor Ron DeSantis, R-Fl, has reached an agreement with the Seminole Nation for expanded casino development and gambling.  (Note- Chef Cherry and hubby are excited by this news- Hawaii never went for casinos).   Elsewhere, new polls show that IF Joe Biden does not run for a second term in 2024 and “Kooky Kamala” Harris somehow dips her corrupt toe in the water, her popularity as a candidate is in the pits.  (Note- we could have told them that- she was a disaster in California, too.  Thank God she’s gone).
  75. 2021 Sunday J: Miscellaneous News I–  Joe Exotic is seeking an early release from the slammer due to a possible cancer diagnosis.   Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, 1,500 trailers meant to house the homeless are sitting vacant in parking lots.  In other news, the FBI has re-classified the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball shooting of a few years back as ‘domestic terrorism.’  The dumb SOBs said at first it was a ‘case of suicide by cop.’  How flipping stupid do you think all of us are?  The ‘domestic terrorism’ call was the ONLY call.  (Note- for the BIG GOVERNMENT folks, they need another generation or two of misinformed souls before they can begin pulling the scams on us).
  76. 2022 Monday: We know, we’re behind…

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0832 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “A Fiery Sky.”  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 next album by the Beach Boys came out in time for the Christmas holidays: “The Beach Boys Christmas Album” (November 09, 1964).  Once again, the lineup features Brian Wilson (bass, piano, organ, vocals), Mike Love (vocals and saxophones), Carl Wilson (vocals and guitars), Dennis Wilson (drums and vocals), and Alan Jardine (guitars, bass, and vocals).  They also had some additional musicians to round out the holiday joy: a horn section, an orchestra for some of the tunes, as well as a session drummer- Jack Sperling- along with some others.  There are 12 Christmas tunes on this album including five penned by Brian Wilson and vocalist Mike Love such as the classic, “Little St. Nick.”  This is an awesome album, we encourage everyone to seek out, give it a listen, and then consider adding it to your collection.  We believe you will be extremely glad that you did.

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[i] We promoted the music of the greatest blues-rock-British-boogie band, Savoy Brown, beginning on Friday, 28-January-2011 through Monday, 28-February-2011.  Kim Simmonds is one of the greatest guitarists of all time which is why everyone should check the music of this fabulous band out ASAP.

[ii] We began promoting the music of Foghat, one of the all-time greatest rock bands to explode out of England, beginning on Monday, 18-February-2018 through Monday, 19-March-2018.  We hope you will seek the music of this celebrated group out by checking out the blog posts on those dates.

[iii] 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.

[iv] We hope to do the music of Nazareth within the next 4-5 years.  Stay tuned.

[v] We hope to share the music of Nirvana with the world within the next decade or so when we will do a series of Grunge Rock bands.

[vi] 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.

[vii] When we promoted the music of Procol Harum and Robin Trower, we should have presented Stone the Crows.  We apologize for this oversight.

[viii] We began promoting the music of both Procol Harum and Robin Trower along with Gary Brooker beginning on Monday, 16-March-2015 through Sunday, 31-May-2015.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your growing music collection.

[ix] We hope to offer the music of Black Sabbath sometime in the next decade.

[x] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xi] Here is the link: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xii] See United States COVID: 33,033,385 Cases and 589,110 Deaths – Worldometer (worldometers.info)..

[xiii] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xiv] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xv] Palladium PRICE Today | Palladium Spot Price Chart | Live Price of Palladium per Ounce | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com) See this site for daily trading in palladium.

[xvi] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xvii] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xviii] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xix] Please see the following site for information on global gas prices: Gasoline prices around the world, 26-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com

[xx] U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

130. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022

1943 Monday: The coming late spring-early summer offensive in the Soviet Union is getting in motion. Operation Citadel- the attack on the Kursk Salient in the Ukraine- has been given the go-ahead by Hitler himself even though German intelligence assets have told the Fuhrer that the Soviets have established a massive defense in depth. This will be the greatest clash of armor and tactical aircraft the world has ever seen.

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130. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022:

Confederate Memorial Day (North and South Carolina); Primary Election Day (West Virginia- state holiday)

U.S. Vice President John Sherman; U.S. Transportation Secretary Andrew Card; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John Sherman and William Windom; U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde Smith; the Beatles featuring George Harrison, Donovan, the Rolling Stones, Spirit featuring Jay Ferguson, Traffic featuring Dave Mason, the Turtles featuring Mark Volman, and U2 featuring Bono:

  1. 946 Tuesday: The reign of the 129th Roman Catholic Pope Agapetus II begins on this date.  He would guide his flock until November 08, 955.
  2. 1267 Tuesday: Vienna’s Catholic Church orders all Jews to wear distinctive garb.
  3. 1278 Tuesday: England imprisons its Jews on charge of making ‘coins.’
  4. 1427 Thursday: The authorities of Berne, Switzerland, expel their Jewish population.
  5. 1497 Monday: Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves on his first voyage to the New World.
  6. 1503 Sunday: Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands.
  7. 1611 Tuesday: Sir Thomas Dale arrived in the Virginia Colony, where, as deputy governor, he instituted harsh measures to restore order.
  8. 1655 Monday: The English capture the island of Jamaica from the French.
  9. 1676 Sunday: “Bacon’s Rebellion,” frontiersmen against the Virginia government begins.
  10. 1752 Wednesday: Benjamin Franklin first tests his lightning rod.
  11. 1773 Monday: The English Parliament passed the Tea Act, which would regulate the price of tea throughout its North American colonies.
  12. 1774 Tuesday: Louis XVI acceded to the throne of France. 
  13. 1775 Wednesday: Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Colonel Benedict Arnold, captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, New York.  Elsewhere, the Second Continental Congress convenes in Pennsylvania, issues paper currency for the first time, and names George Washington supreme commander.
  14. 1797 Wednesday: The United States launched its first naval ship, the USS United States.
  15. 1801 Sunday: The Barbary Pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States, the nation’s first foreign war.
  16. 1818 Sunday: American patriot Paul Revere died in Boston at age 83.
  17. 1823 Saturday: The first steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota.  Meanwhile, in Lancaster, Ohio, future 35th U.S. Vice President John Sherman, is born.  A Whig, Oppositionist, and then a Republican, he served under President William McKinley from March 06, 1897, to July 27, 1898.  Prior to this, Sherman served the nation as its 32nd U.S. secretary of the Treasury.  In this capacity, he would serve under President Rutherford B. Hayes from March 10, 1877, to March 03, 1881.
  18. 1827 Thursday: The future 33rd U.S. Treasury Secretary William Windom is born in Belmont County, Ohio.  A future Republican, he would serve under Presidents James Garfield and Chester A. Arthur from March 08, 1881, to November 13, 1881.  Windom would serve again as the 39th U.S. Treasury secretary.  This time, he served under President Benjamin Harrison from March 07, 1889, to January 29, 1891.
  19. 1840 Sunday: Mormon leader Joseph Smith moved his band of followers to Illinois to escape the hostilities they faced in Missouri.
  20. 1857 Sunday: The Indian Mutiny begins as the Sepoys revolt against their British overlords at Meerut, India.
  21. 1863 Sunday: During the Civil War, Confederate Lt. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died of pneumonia, a complication resulting from friendly fire incident eight days earlier during the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.
  22. 1865 Wednesday: Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Georgia.
  23. 1869 Monday: Railroad officials drove the golden spike in Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.
  24. 1871 Wednesday: The Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concludes between France and Germany, ending the Franco-Prussian War.
  25. 1872 Friday: Suffragist Victoria Woodhull, of the Equal Rights Party, becomes the first woman nominated for the presidency of the United States.
  26. 1902 Saturday: The nation of Portugal goes bankrupt.
  27. 1908 Sunday: The first Mother’s Day observance took place during a church service in Grafton, W. Va.
  28. 1913 Saturday: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution calling upon all federal officials, from the president on down, to wear a white carnation the following day in observance of Mother’s Day.
  29. 1915 Monday: The sinking of the British liner HMS Lusitania causes mass outrage against Imperial Germany and its practice of unrestricted warfare.
  30. 1924 Saturday: J. Edgar Hoover becomes the head of the FBI on this date.  
  31. 1933 Wednesday: In Germany, the Nazis stage public book burnings, ‘cleansing’ the nation of unapproved works.
  32. 1939 Wednesday: The Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and the Methodist Protestant Church merged to form the Methodist Church.
  33. 1940 Friday: Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister.  Meanwhile, German armies attack Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.  France also is under assault with the French and British caught entirely off-guard.  For 20 years, the French expected the German onslaught- if it came- to hit the Maginot Line, the lengthy border defenses stretching from the south north to Belgium.  Instead, German units will pour through the heavily forested Ardennes and into northern France.  Elsewhere, British troops begin landing in Iceland to prevent the Nazis from conquering the island and then putting it to use as a U-Boat staging area.
  34. 1941 Saturday: On a purported ‘peace mission,’ Nazi Deputy-Fuhrer Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland only to be captured, imprisoned, and eventually to die there in 1987, possibly due to suicide.  Meanwhile, a German air raid destroyed England’s House of Commons on this date.   In East Africa, the Allies are still fighting Fascist Italian forces in East Africa, the first part of the world to be liberated from the Axis.
  35. 1942 Sunday: The last U.S. troops in the southern Philippines surrender to Imperial Japanese forces.  Others flee to the jungles to continue the war against the Empire of Japan.
  36. 1943 Monday: The coming late spring-early summer offensive in the Soviet Union is getting in motion.  Operation Citadel- the attack on the Kursk Salient in the Ukraine- has been given the go-ahead by Hitler himself even though German intelligence assets have told the Fuhrer that the Soviets have established a massive defense in depth.  This will be the greatest clash of armor and tactical aircraft the world has ever seen as vast numbers of tanks, artillery units, ground attack aircraft and armor-busting dive bombers as well as more than a million men on both sides will collide in a clash of arms heretofore unseen in the history of the planet.   This will decide the fate of the Eastern Front.
  37. 1944 Tuesday: Heavy fighting continues along the Sino-Burmese border as Japanese and Chinese forces clash. 
  38. 1945 Thursday: Russian troops occupy Prague in Czechoslovakia.  The Czechs are hopeful that they will be liberated but soon will find themselves with a worse ruler than the previous one- Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union.
  39. 1946 Friday: Umberto II succeeds King Victor Emanuel as king of Italy.  Meanwhile, Dave Mason, future guitarist with the British band, Traffic[i], as well as a musician/songwriter with a long solo career and a brief stint with Fleetwood Mac is born in Worcester, England, on this date.  In addition, Donovan Leitch[ii] is born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, on this date, too, a man who came to fame within the Flower Power Movement and who still performs to this day.
  40. 1947 Saturday: Talented vocalist Jay Ferguson, lead singer of the psychedelic rock band out of Los Angeles, California, Spirit[iii], was born on this date in Burbank, California.  He performed with Spirit over the course of its first five albums and then moved on to a spin-off band, Jo Jo Gunne with Spirit bassist, Mark Andes.  Currently, he has had a long-running solo career and composes scores for well-known television shows.
  41. 1947 Saturday A: In Brockton, Massachusetts, future 11th U.S. secretary of Transportation- Andrew “Andy” Card- is born.  A future Republican, he would serve under President George H. W. Bush from February 24, 1992, to January 20, 1993.
  42. 1954 Monday: At Dien Bien Phu, the fighting is over, but more dying is to come.  The French officers have been rounded up and trucked away while the lower officers, the NCOs, and the rankers are separated by rank, nationality, even among the Foreign Legionnaires who are separated into the diverse nationalities from whence they came.  The largest ethnic group that fought at Dien Bien Phu after the French are the Germans, many of whom were former Wehrmacht and SS troops.  The Vietnamese who fought for the French are taken away, never to be seen again.  In France, public outcry is enormous as this smacks of Summer 1940 with the surrender of a French general and at least 9,000 survivors. 
  43. 1956 Thursday: Due to Islamist uprising in Algeria, France sends 50,000 reservists to bolster its military forces there.  Meanwhile, KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, California, begins broadcasting.
  44. 1959 Sunday: In Brookhaven, Mississippi, future GOP senator from the same state- Cindy Hyde Smith- is born.  She would enter office on April 09, 2018.
  45. 1960 Tuesday: The USS Triton completes its circumnavigation of the Earth submerged completely under water.  Elsewhere, Bono—future front man for the Irish-British rock band, U2[iv]—is born on this date in Dublin, Ireland.
  46. 1963 Friday: On the advice of Beatle[v] George Harrison, Decca Records signs the Rolling Stones.
  47. 1967 Wednesday: British law enforcement arrests three Rolling Stones[vi] on this date, charging Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and Brian Jones on drug charges.
  48. 1968 Friday: Peace talks in Paris between the United States and North Vietnam begin.  Meanwhile, the “Night of the Barricades” began in Paris’ Latin Quarter as tens of thousands of student protesters erected obstacles against riot police; in the pre-dawn hours of May 11, the police moved in, resulting in violent clashes with the Marxist students that left hundreds of people injured. 
  49. 1969 Saturday: U.S. forces begin the assault on Hill 937, aka “Hamburger Hill,” in Vietnam.  Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the Turtles[vii] play the White House; Mark Volman falls off stage five times.  Finally, the spacecraft Apollo 10 transmits the first color pictures of the Earth from space.
  50. 1971 Monday: At Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, former WBA heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis improves his record to 30-6 by beating hometown favorite George Chuvalo in a 10-round unanimous decision.  As for Chuvalo, his pro record went to 63-17-2.
  51. 1973 Thursday: In the 27th National Basketball Association’s Finals, the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1.
  52. 1974 Friday: In the 7th American Basketball Association Finals, the New York Nets beat the Utah Stars 4 games to 1.
  53. 1975 Saturday: Sony commenced selling its Betamax home video-cassette recorder in Japan on this date.
  54. 1977 Tuesday: Actress Joan Crawford died in New York.
  55. 1984 Thursday: The International Court of Justice said the United States should halt any actions to blockade Nicaragua’s ports (the U.S. had already said it would not recognize World Court authority on this issue.
  56. 1994 Tuesday: Nelson Mandela takes the oath of office as the first black president of South Africa.  Meanwhile, the state of Illinois executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 52, for the murders of 33 young men and boys- worthless POS.
  57. 2003 Saturday: A citizen who had been visiting Toronto, Canada, takes the first confirmed case of SARS- a disease out of communist China- back to his native Finland.
  58. 2004 Monday: President George W. Bush reacted with “deep disgust and disbelief” during a Pentagon visit as he examined recent photos of and video clips of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners.   Meanwhile, in Baghdad, Iraq, U.S. military forces obliterate the headquarters of jihadist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.  Problem was that the jihadists had already fled.
  59. 2005 Tuesday: In Tbilisi, Georgia, President George W. Bush gets the shock of his life while meeting with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili when a terrorist throws a hand grenade at him.  However, the explosive device failed to detonate, and the lives of both men were spared.
  60. 2006 Wednesday: In a rare move, the Chi-Coms declassify some diplomatic records from 1956 and 1960 that detail the split between the Chi-Coms and their Soviet Union benefactors. 
  61. 2007 Thursday: The U.S. House of Representatives passes a $96 billion war bill that will continue funding the disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan just so long as certain benchmarks are met in the conduct of the war.  Wow.  Meanwhile, military leaders from North and South Korea agree on a rail line crossing the DMZ, the first such connection between the two countries since before the Korean War erupted in 1950.
  62. 2008 Saturday: Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-IL, takes the lead in the superdelegate count- a very peculiar thing the Democrats have to steal nominations in presidential elections for their chosen candidate.  The first-term Illinois senator is smoking Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY.
  63. 2009 Sunday: H1N1 claims a third life in the United States and finds its way into Japan and Australia.
  64. 2010 Monday: Solicitor General Elena Kagan is the youngest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court and the third woman.  Elsewhere, jihadists carry out a wave of suicide attacks across Iraq, blowing up at least 102 unsuspecting souls and injuring more than 200.  Ah, the ‘religion of peace.’
  65. 2011 Tuesday: Exports for the month of April in China reach an all-time monthly high of $155.69 billion.   Elsewhere, CNN reports that the Central Intelligence Agency will show photos of the bullet-ridden corpse of terrorist mastermind, Osama bin Laden to the members of the military and intelligence committees in both houses of Congress.
  66. 2012 Thursday: In protest of the City of New York spending a proposed $300 million on the Fifth Avenue Branch of the NY Public Library, a group of more than 700 academics, scholars, writers, and others send a letter of protest to City Hall.
  67. 2013 Friday: Onboard the International Space Station, astronauts prepare for a contingency spacewalk to repair an anticipated ammonia leak in the station’s cooling system.   Meanwhile, U.S. government scientists during the Obama administration claimed worldwide levels of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas climate change promoters blame for the questionable science of global warming, had hit a milestone, reaching an amount heretofore unencountered by humans.  Six years later, the planet is still going strong.
  68. 2014 Saturday: According to Brainy History, Brazilian police distribute pamphlets to World Cup visitors with instructions on how to behave in the event of a robbery; law enforcement means the ‘advice’ to protect victims from injury or death during crime.
  69. 2015 Sunday: As a gesture of thanks for Pope Francis’ efforts in facilitating the opening of doors between the United States and Cuba, Cuban President Raul Castro meets the pontiff at the Vatican; the Pope announces he will visit BOTH countries later that September.
  70. 2016 Tuesday: In India, a fertility clinic announces that a 70-year-old woman has successfully given birth to a baby boy.  WTF?  Sounds almost as bad as the horrible case of the Octomom.
  71. 2017 Wednesday: To the delight of environmentalists everywhere, the U.S. Geological Service releases a study claiming that some glaciers in Montana have receded by 85-percent over the past half-century.  No wonder imbeciles such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believe the world is coming to an end soon.  Sadly, the Sun is the sole driver of all climatic changes throughout the entire Solar System.  Conversation and fighting pollution is indeed important but the Earth- and other planets- have all gone through periods of climate change throughout the history of said Solar system.  Meanwhile, to the ‘horror’ of Democrats, President Donald J. Trump shares classified intelligence regarding an ISIS attack coming soon against Russia with Russian Ambassador Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office.  (Hence, Trump-Russia ‘collusion’).
  72. 2018 Thursday: Following Iran firing missiles into Israel’s Golan Heights from Syria, the IDF lights up Iranian targets in Syria with 70 missiles, blowing up numerous installations and other military infrastructure.  Of course, Iran claims Israel started the fight.
  73. 2019 Friday: The United States raises tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports, a jump of 25-percent, following the collapse of trade talks between the United States and the communist nation.  Meanwhile, Uber becomes a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange on this date.
  74. 2020 Sunday: COVID-19 continues causing problems for the nations of the world what with 4,097,158 confirmed cases, 282,495 confirmed deaths, and 1,402,882 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have 1,362,715 confirmed cases, 80,562 confirmed deaths, and 208,344 confirmed recoveries which is good, the recoveries that is.  Breaking down the three states in which the American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors, California comes first.  In the Golden State, there are 66,773 confirmed cases and 2,745 confirmed deaths but no mention of recoveries.  In Hawaii, we have 732 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 561 confirmed recoveries.  In Washington state, there are 16,891 confirmed cases and 931 confirmed deaths but like California, there is no mention of confirmed recoveries.   
  75. 2021 Monday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 159,527,685 confirmed cases, +549,998, 3,315,351  confirmed deaths, +8,678 and 138,098,049 confirmed recoveries, +71,473.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,506,648 confirmed cases, UP 22,997 from yesterday’s reporting, 596,116 confirmed deaths, UP 308,[viii] and 26,497,996 confirmed recoveries, UP 58,284.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[ix]   
  76. 2021 Monday A: NOTE: Since Joe Biden became President on January 20, 2021, there have been 280,304 chi-vi deaths in the United States- President Biden, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,078 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, the 46th president is shy 182,305 deaths.      
  77. 2021 Monday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,759,618 confirmed cases, 62,314 confirmed deaths, and 2,003,503 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,272,102 confirmed cases, 35,785 confirmed deaths, and 1,853,131 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 33,267 confirmed cases, 488 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 416,317 confirmed cases, 5,626 confirmed deaths, and 202,588 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Northern Marianas Islands, yet another place  the Democrats will want to transform into a state after D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and Virgin Islands become states: they have 170 confirmed cases, 2 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.[x]   
  78. 2021 Monday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,957 confirmed cases, 6,378 confirmed deaths, and 831,620 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Nigeria, a place overrun with far too many ‘princes’ all-in need of U.S. senior citizens’ life savings: 165,419 cases of the virus, 2,065 confirmed deaths and 156,297 confirmed recoveries.[xi]     
  79. 2021 Monday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,742.82, DOWN 34.92 points (-0.10%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,401.86, DOWN 350.38 points (-2.55%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,188.43, DOWN 44.17 points (-1.04%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $64.85 per barrel, -0.07 (-0.011%).  The price of GOLD is $1,835.50 per troy oz., -2.10 (-0.11%) while the price of SILVER is $27.37 per troy ounce, -0.12 (-0.44%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,249.50 per troy oz, -16.00 (-1.26%) while the price of COPPER is $4.70 per pound, -0.02 (-0.45%).[xii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,952.91 per troy oz, +26.40 (+0.90%).[xiii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,900.00 per troy oz., -400.00 (-1.37%).[xiv]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.42 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.92.     In Seychellois Rupee, one greenback equals 15.18 and in Sierran Leonean Leone, a buck equals 10,154.00 and in Singapore Dollar, one dollar equals 1.33 of theirs.[xv]       
  80. 2021 Monday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.103 per gallon, $2.876 in Florida, $3.810 in Hawaii, and $3.514 in Washington state.[xvi]    Let’s look at one other location- Pennsylvania: $3.088.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the next lowest gasoline price in the world- Sudan: $2.026 per U.S. Gallon.[xvii]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,270,989,160,341 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xviii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  81. 2021 Monday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Under President Biden’s lack of attention, the border continues being overrun by illegal aliens.  ‘Border Czar’ “Kooky Kamala” Harris is in her 48th day as the so-called ‘Border Czar’ and has yet to tour the region.   Meanwhile, reporters from various news agencies continue reporting on the nonstop flow of illegal aliens pouring into the country.  One reporter on Fox News Channel witnessed a group of 40 or more Venezuelans walking across the Rio Grande this morning.  Hence why we say the river should be seeded with alligator pups.  Why aren’t local authorities running miles of razor wire along the border under their authority?  Minefields, folks, minefields.
  82. 2021 Monday G: Joe Biden Regime News I– Today, we learned that after four months ‘on the job,’ Joe Biden has left dozens of ambassadorships unfilled.  What’s up with that?  Next, President Biden restores ‘tranny health protections’ reversing yet another President Donald J. Trump policy.  In other questionable news, a new AP-NORC Poll says that President Biden’s ‘approval ratings’ are buoyed by his pandemic response.’  WTF?  The commander-in-chief has done flipping nothing to improve the lives of the American people.  Next, supposedly Joe Biden is meeting with GOP leaders at the pivotal point in his ‘deal-making.’  What deal-making?   Senate Minority Leader “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell, RINO-KY, says, ‘the GOP is willing to agree to $800 billion on infrastructure but not the $1.3 trillion’ demanded by Joe Biden’s handlers.
  83. 2021 Monday H: Chi-Com News I– New reports are surfacing that suggest the Chi-Coms planned to weaponize bat viruses such as COVID-19 back in 2015 to further their Chi-Com BS agenda.  Screw them.  Next, author Gordon Chang says that the Chi-Coms ‘committed mass murder of Americans using COVID-19 as their weapon.’  In other Chi-Com news, the communists are demanding- we repeat- DEMANDING- the U.N. cancel a hearing on Uighur Muslims.  (Note- the communists don’t want anyone to know about their Nazi-like efforts to liquidate the Uighur Muslims and other religious and ethnic minorities so the Han Chinamen can rule supreme.  F**k them).
  84. 2021 Monday I: Foreign News / Overseas News– Overnight in Israel, 80 people have been injured fighting Israeli authorities.  It’s Muslim celebration time and when they celebrate, they attack Israeli military, law enforcement, and even the citizens.  For the first time in history, Hamas has fired rockets, we repeat- ROCKETS- into Jerusalem, a place the morons claim is SACRED to them.  The Knesset had to evacuate, so great was the danger.  (Note- folks, this is why God gave the world the neutron bomb- like Hamas and the rest of the trash up NOW). Ramadan begins in two days and of course, the Palestinians are going to run amok.  Elsewhere, U.S. Coast Guard assets working in the Straits of Hormuz were forced to fire warning shots at pesky Iranian swift boats trying to harass U.S. assets.  Sink them.  
  85. 2021 Monday J: COVID-19 Updates And Additional Information– The AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci says, ‘there’s no doubt that the United States UNDERCOUNTED COVID-19 deaths.’  He also believes we must continue wearing masks into 2022.   Elsewhere in the world, once the COVID-19 curfews were lifted, people are now hosting and enjoying LARGE PARTIES.   Meanwhile, a new TIPP Poll says that the number of Americans who won’t take the vaccine has now risen to 26-percent.   Next, the FDA approves Pfizer-BioNTech’s Chi-Vi vaccine for use with 12-15-year-olds. In other Chi-Vi news, Wyoming joins the ranks of states to BAN COVID-19 ‘vaccine passports.’  Awesome.  Finally, many Catholic schools are having trouble in the times of COVID-19 keeping their doors open for students.
  86. 2021 Monday K: Voting Integrity / Fraudulent And Stolen Election News– The Arizona 2020 Election Audit is off to a bad start as they cannot get their hands on the routers, the passwords, and other valuable information and tools so they can uncover the truth about the election many believe was STOLEN.  IF the Democrats have NOTHING to hide- then hand the requested stuff over to the investigators.   Meanwhile, Michigan is filing a lawsuit pleading evidence shows that votes in that state for President Donald J. Trump were flipped over to drooling old Joe “I’m a Racist” Biden.  Godspeed. 
  87. 2021 Monday L: Business News– Thanks to the stupidity of the Joe Biden regime, restaurants across the United States- including ours- are suffering due to a hiring crisis.  People make more money to sit at home on their asses than they do at work.  However, senile old Joe Biden did say that ‘if the unemployed don’t take jobs offered to them, they will lose their benefits.’  How does that work, Joe?  Employers aren’t going to people’s homes begging them to go to work.  What crap.  Speaking of the ‘generous unemployment benefits’ (until they run out and the country goes broke), Governor Spencer J. Cox, R-UT, says that the ‘added benefits are a disincentive.’  Amen.   Elsewhere, a California man was arrested for his $5 million PPP scam.  The dimwit spent the money on expensive sports cars.  The dumb ass is going to prison.  SOB.
  88. 2021 Monday M: National Security News– The Colonial oil pipeline shutdown enters its fourth day.  The 1,500-mile-long pipeline runs through 17 states.  Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-CO 3rd congressional district put out a tweet in which she said- more or less- that ’17 U.S. national security and intelligence agencies said there was NO interference in the 2020 Elections yet NONE of them had a clue that a pipeline running through 17 states was in danger of being hacked.’[xix]  Elsewhere, new information continues to arise showing that Hunter Biden may have had a close relationship with a Chi-Com female agent in much the same way as the slow-witted so-called ‘farter-in-chief’ Rep. Eric Swalwell, DS-CA 15th congressional district, had with Christine Fang, aka Fang-Fang, an operative of the Ministry of State Security, the MSS, an organization comparable to the KGB.  This woman sent Hunter Biden opposition research for his father’s 2020 presidential run.  Hmmm…
  89. 2021 Monday N: Political News I– Sadly, we learnt today just how compromised U.S. Attorney General William “Bill” Barr was- he fought to keep flawed FBI Director Christopher Wray in his position.  Wow.  Next, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA 23rd congressional district, says that ‘Joe Biden’s TAX LIE has been exposed by rising inflation.  Speaking of Leader McCarthy, he backs Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY 21st congressional district, over GOP House Conference Chair Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, someone who can’t move on from January 06, 2021, and who won’t STFU about it.  She must GO.   Speaking of ‘Liz Cheney,’ U.S. Army Colonel Denton Knapp, Retired, is running for the windbag’s seat in 2022.  Elsewhere, Rep. James “Influence” Clyburn, D-SC 6th congressional district, says he is ‘willing to consider police reform without ending qualified immunity for law enforcement officers.’  Hmmm.  We shall see.
  90. 2021 Monday O: Political News II– President Donald J. Trump is endorsing Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, R-TX, for re-election.  Next, after the world learned that Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit ‘was doped,’ the 45th president pointed out that crap such as this is emblematic of the way the United States is going.  We agree.  Meanwhile, Senator Rick Scott, R-FL, says that ‘Joe Biden bears full responsibility for the LOW JOBS report of last week.’
  91. 2021 Monday P: Social Media News And Big Tech News– Numerous state attorney generals are seeking to stop Instagram’s ‘children’s accounts’ where the social media app can monitor and influence children’s minds.  We concur.  Later today, the FBI has confirmed that Darkside did indeed hack the Colonial pipeline.
  92. 2021 Monday Q: Wokeism / Woke / Wokies– Rep. Jerry Carl, R-AL 1st congressional district, told Newsmax that ‘the United States is distracted by WOKE.’  Amen.  Next, NBC is dropping the Golden Globes in 2022 over a diversity snafu. 
  93. 2021 Monday R: Miscellaneous News I– Quarterback Tim Tebow has signed a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Soon, we will hear sobbing and wailing from fans of communist Colin “The Communist” Kaepernick whom NO ONE still will employ.  Boohoo.   Next, the IOC president called off a trip to Tokyo due to the ‘VID outbreak that just won’t go away there.   Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson broke the news of the DEEP TIES between the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci and his U.S. taxpayer funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the birthplace of the Xi Jinping Bat Flu.  The question he raises is WHY the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci is not the subject of a criminal investigation or why he isn’t sitting in the hot seat before Congress getting his balls grilled off by concerned representatives and senators?  Damned good question.  The fact that the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci’s department helped FUND this debacle means he should be doing challenging time in the slammer NOW.  Is this what the Democrats are willing to do to destroy a highly popular president such as Donald J. Trump?  Shocking.
  94. 2021 Monday S: Whacked-Out News Of The Day– Nonagenarian House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi has been blasted over her inability to distinguish one black baseball player from another.   It has come to light that when the aging speaker afflicted with dementia sent out birthday greetings to famed San Francisco Giants slugger, Willie Mays, for his 90th birthday (May 06, 1931),  she put out a picture of her and another dingbat with Giants player Willie McCovey who died on October 31, 2018.  When a big uproar descended upon her aging back, she had the temerity to blame a staffer for her failure to determine one black baseball legend from another.  Ain’t that how it always goes?  (Note- Nance, you truly should consider retirement and we mean YESTERDAY, not today).
  95. 2022 Tuesday: You know the drill…

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The sophomore effort by the Beach Boys- “Surfin’ USA”- came out on March 25, 1963, and featured the same lineup of Brian Wilson (bass, piano, and vocals), Dennis Wilson (drums and vocals), Carl Wilson (lead guitar and vocals), Mike Love (vocals), and David Marks (rhythm guitar and vocals).  This album continued the new group’s rise to the top via tunes such as the title track, “Farmer’s Daughter,” and “Shut Down.”  The Beach Boys were not content to ride the wave with just one genre of music, i.e., surf music, as numerous copycats were jumping aboard the surf train.  They also were delving into their love of hot rods, hot chicks, and wild times in So-Cal.  Hawthorne, California, would never be the same nor would the world.  We hope you will seek this one out and make it a part of your daily listening pleasure- you will be glad you did.  Enjoy.  

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[i] 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.

[ii] Not sure as to when we will promote the music of Donovan, but we plan on doing so within the next decade.

[iii] We promoted the music of the great California rock band, Spirit- and the music of its members- beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012.  We hope you will seek this band out and add it to your growing collection of top-quality rock music. This included the music of Jo Jo Gunne.

[iv] We look forward to promoting the music of U2 when we promote the music of Thin Lizzy, sometime within the next 4-5 years.  We hope you will be with us when we do.

[v] 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.

[vi] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members solo projects.

[vii] We began promoting the music of the famed California surf-rock band, the Turtles, beginning on Tuesday, 03-September-2013 through Friday, 13-September-2013.

[viii] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[ix] Here is the link: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[x] See United States COVID: 33,033,385 Cases and 589,110 Deaths – Worldometer (worldometers.info)..

[xi] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xii] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xiii] Palladium PRICE Today | Palladium Spot Price Chart | Live Price of Palladium per Ounce | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com) See this site for daily trading in palladium.

[xiv] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xv] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xvi] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xvii] Please see the following site for information on global gas prices: Gasoline prices around the world, 26-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com

[xviii] U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

[xix] Here is what WE think: like the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico blew up back in 2010, at the time many of us had our suspicions that the Obama-Biden administration had some foreknowledge of that event and used to shut down offshore oil drilling for years.  They shut down drilling off our coasts but allowed the rigs to relocate off the coast of Brazil to drill for oil down there.  Likewise, we think the Russian-backed Darkside hacking group shut this extremely important pipeline so as (1) to cut the amount of oil in the country; (2) to drive up the costs of oil and oil-based products; and (3) to help hasten the bullshit Green New Deal through to being.  Mark our words- Olaf Bologolo. 

128. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, MAY 08, 2022

27. 1945 Tuesday: President Harry S. Truman announced on radio that Nazi Germany’s forces had surrendered, and that “the flags of freedom fly all over Europe.” Protector of Bohemia and Moravia Wilhelm Frick is on the run.

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128. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, MAY 08, 2022:

Truman Day (Missouri), Victory in Europe Day, Mother’s Day

President Harry S. Truman; U.S. Attorney General Nicolas Katzenbach; U.S. Secretaries of State Daniel Webster and Edmund Muskie; U.S. Treasury Secretary George P. Schultz; Famed Artist Paul Gauguin; “Let it Be” by the Beatles, Crazy Horse featuring Danny Whitten, Fleetwood Mac featuring Billy Burnette, the Hollies featuring Vic Steele, MAD Magazine, the Spencer Davis Group featuring Phil Sawyer, Talking Heads featuring Chris Frantz, T-Rex featuring Bill Legend, Van Halen featuring Alex Van Halen, and the Yardbirds featuring Paul Samwell-Smith:

  1. 535 Sunday: The 56th Roman Catholic Pope John II ends his reign as Catholic pontiff.  He served from January 02, 533 until today.  
  2. 615 Monday: The 67th Roman Catholic Pope St. Boniface IV ends his reign as Catholic pope.  He served from September 15, 608 until today.
  3. 685 Friday: The 81st Roman Catholic Pope St. Benedict II ends his reign as Catholic pope.   He served from June 26, 684 until today.
  4. 824 Wednesday: The reign of the 99th Roman Catholic Pope Eugene II began on this date.  He would guide his flock forward until August 27, 827.
  5. 1429 Friday: French troops under Joan of Arc rescue the city of Orleans.
  6. 1541 Thursday: Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto reached the Mississippi River.
  7. 1639 Sunday: William Coddington founds the colony of Rhode Island.
  8. 1721 Thursday: The reign of the 244th Roman Catholic Pope Innocent XIII begins on this date.  He would lead his global flock from today until March 07, 1724.
  9. 1794 Thursday: Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, meets his Maker on the guillotine during France’s Reign of Terror.  Meanwhile, the federal government established the United States Post Office on this date.
  10. 1843 Monday: The 14th U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster left office on this date.  First a Federalist, then a National Republican, and finally a Whig, he served under President William Henry Harrison and then President John Tyler from March 06, 1841, to May 08, 1843.  He would serve again as the 19th U.S. Secretary of State.
  11. 1846 Friday: The first major engagement of the Mexican American War of 1846-1848, occurs at Palo Alto, Texas where U.S. troops under the control of General Zachary Taylor pounded the snot out of a Mexican army north of the Rio Grande River.  
  12. 1847 Saturday: Robert W. Thompson patented the rubber tire on this date.
  13. 1858 Saturday: John Brown holds an anti-slavery convention.
  14. 1879 Thursday: George Selden applied for the first automobile patent.
  15. 1884 Thursday: The 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was born in Lamar, Missouri.
  16. 1886 Saturday: Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invented the flavor syrup for Coca-Cola.
  17. 1903 Friday: In Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, famed French artist, Paul Gauguin, master of Post-Impressionism, Primitivism, and Synthetism, died at age 54.
  18. 1907 Wednesday: Tommy Burns beats Jack O’Brien in 20 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title.
  19. 1914 Friday: The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
  20. 1915 Saturday: H. P. Whitney’s Regret became the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby.
  21. 1919 Thursday:  A Navy seaplane made the first transatlantic sea flight.
  22. 1921 Sunday: Sweden’s Parliament voted to abolish the death penalty.
  23. 1933 Monday: Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British oppression in his native India.
  24. 1942 Friday: During the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese aircraft sink the U.S.S. Lexington, an aircraft carrier.  
  25. 1943 Saturday: Paul Samwell-Smith, future bassist with the British rock band, the Yardbirds[i], was born in London, England, on this date.  Elsewhere, future guitarist/vocalist with Crazy Horse[ii]—Danny Whitten—is born.  Whitten is born in Columbus, Georgia.  In Europe, the Germans suppressed an uprising by the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto and commenced its destruction.
  26. 1944 Monday: The first “eye bank” designed to preserve corneal tissues for transplants undergoes establishment at New York Hospital.  Meanwhile, future drummer with the British glam-rock band, T-Rex[iii]– Bill Legend- is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
  27. 1945 Tuesday: President Harry S. Truman announced on radio that Nazi Germany’s forces had surrendered, and that “the flags of freedom fly all over Europe.”  Protector of Bohemia and Moravia Wilhelm Frick is on the run.  Elsewhere, future guitarist with the Hollies[iv] 1963-1964—Vic Steele—was born in Manchester, England, on this date.
  28. 1947 Thursday: Phil Sawyer, future member of the British rock band, the Spencer Davis Group[v], is born in England on this date.
  29. 1951 Tuesday: Future rock and roll drummer with Talking Heads[vi] and the Tom-Tom Club[vii]—Chris Frantz—is born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on this date.
  30. 1952 Thursday: Mad Magazine debuts.
  31. 1953 Friday: Future hard rock drummer, Alex Van Halen[viii] (founding member of the group bearing his and his brother, Eddie’s name) is born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on this date as was future guitarist with the Anglo-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac[ix], Billy Burnette.   Burnette is born in Memphis, Tennessee.
  32. 1954 Saturday: Parry O’Brien became the first to toss a shot put over 60 feet by achieving a distance of 60 feet 5.25 inches.  Elsewhere, in Dien Bien Phu, General de Castries informs Hanoi that the end is coming soon while Colonel “Gars Pierre” Langlais holds a council with his officers chosen to lead Albatross if indeed they thought they would be able to break out and head due south to what they hoped might be rescue.  The officers to a man said they were not leaving anyone behind, so the decision was made to stay and to fight to the end.   This information was forwarded to General de Castries who informed his superiors in Hanoi that NO breakout would occur.  Later in the day, after all artillery and mortar rounds were fired, a deathly pall settled over the entire valley.  The Battle of Dien Bien Phu just…stopped.
  33. 1956 Tuesday: Alfred E. Neuman appeared on the cover of “Mad Magazine” for the first time.
  34. 1958 Thursday: In Lima, Peru, an angry mob of Peruvians shoved, stoned, booed, and spat upon visiting Vice President Richard M. Nixon.  In the U.S., President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the National Guard out of Little Rock, Arkansas, as Ernest Green became the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.
  35. 1961 Monday: New Yorkers selected a new name for their new National League baseball franchise.  They chose the “Mets,” short for “Metropolitans.”
  36. 1963 Wednesday: President John F. Kennedy offers Israel assistance in defending itself against aggression.
  37. 1966 Sunday: Frank Robinson hits the ONLY homerun ever hit out of Baltimore’s Memorial Park.
  38. 1967 Monday: The federal government places Muhammad Ali under formal accusation for refusing to serve in the U.S. Army.
  39. 1970 Friday: The Beatles[x] release their “Let It Be” album.  Meanwhile, on New York City’s Wall Street, construction workers broke up an anti-Vietnam War rally.  Sadly, this was but one of numerous anti-war protests that broke out across the country and around the world.  Finally, at the Coliseum in San Diego, California, heavyweight Ken Norton Sr. improves his record to 16-0 with a KO over Ray Junior Ellis at 0:53 of round 2 in a 10-round bout.  
  40. 1972 Monday: President Richard Nixon announced that he had ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbor during the Vietnam War.
  41. 1973 Tuesday: Militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered to authorities.
  42. 1974 Wednesday: The 62nd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury George P. Schultz left office on this date.  A Republican, Secretary Schultz served under President Richard Nixon from June 12, 1972, to May 08, 1974.
  43. 1975 Thursday: At Steelworkers Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers improves his professional record to 49-4-1 by scoring a TKO over Jamaican heavyweight Oliver Wright at 1:55 of the third round of a 10-round bout.
  44. 1976 Saturday: The roller coaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.
  45. 1978 Monday: Law enforcement charges David Berkowitz in the infamous “Son of Sam” killings that terrified the people of New York City.  Berkowitz pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder, and assault charges. He would eventually receive six consecutive life in prison terms.  
  46. 1980 Thursday: Following the resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance over the debacle in the Iranian desert in which, U.S. Special Forces sought to rescue American hostages, Sen. Edmund Muskie becomes the new Secretary of State for President Jimmy Carter.  He would serve from this day to 01-20-1981.
  47. 1982 Saturday: At Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers improves his professional record to 66-10-1 by beating Australian heavyweight boxer “Aussie Joe” Bugner with a TKO at 2:14 of Round 2 of a 10-round bout.  Bugner’s record went to 53-9-1.
  48. 1984 Tuesday: The Soviet Union announced it would boycott the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California.  Elsewhere, Joanie (Erin Moran) and Chachi (Scott Baio) got married on ABC-TV’s “Happy Days.”  
  49. 1988 Sunday: In the French presidential election, Francois Mitterrand becomes president.
  50. 1993 Saturday: Lennox “The Lion” Lewis improved his pro record to 23-0 by beating Tony “TNT” Tucker in the 12th round of their heavyweight boxing title match.  In so doing, he retained the WBC heavyweight champion of the world boxing title while Tucker’s loss put his record at 48-2.
  51. 1996 Wednesday: South Africa’s Constitutional Assembly adopts its first permanent post-apartheid constitution that guaranteed equal rights for blacks and whites alike.
  52. 2008 Thursday: Following the expulsion of two of its diplomats from the U.S., Russia responds in kind and boots out two U.S. military attaches.
  53. 2009 Friday: Afghan President Hamid Karzai demands the U.S. stop with airstrikes against Taliban targets.  What’s up with that?  Meanwhile, Pope Benedict XVI begins his tour of Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories.
  54. 2010 Saturday: The last piece of the old Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two-year demolition contest.  Elsewhere, Senator Bob Bennett, R-UT, loses to a primary challenger, becoming one of the first scalps the Tea Party notched in election battles.  Senator Bennett was an unabashed supporter of President George W. Bush and supported the 43rd president’s massive bank bailout in 2008 that added billions of dollars of national debt.  Wow.
  55. 2011 Sunday: Thousands of Mexicans march in Mexico City to protest the 38,000 who have died in the Mexican Drug War since 2006.   Meanwhile, in the Mediterranean Sea, a boat full of African migrants bound for Malta runs aground near Lampedusa, Italy, causing rescue ships to save the floundering migrants.
  56. 2012 Tuesday: In Russia, the Duma confirms Vladimir Putin’s stooge Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister after Putin nominated him for this post.   Elsewhere, in Skillman, New Jersey, the former 65th U.S. Attorney General Nicolas Katzenbach died at age 90.  A Democrat, he served under President Lyndon Baines Johnson from February 11, 1965, to October 02, 1966 (He also was Acting AG from September 04, 1964, to February 11, 1965).
  57. 2013 Wednesday: Three months after thieves steal $50 million in diamonds at the Brussels Airport, law enforcement authorities detain more than 24 people in France, Switzerland, and Belgium, and recovered a significant stash of the diamonds and gems.
  58. 2014 Thursday: According to Brainy History, mobile photo sharing app Snapchat settles with the Federal Trade Commission after acknowledging that it falsely claimed that data sent through the app would disappear rather than form a permanent record, creating user privacy violations.  Meanwhile, in Aleppo, Syria, a large blast topples the Carlton Hotel which was used by Syrian troops.
  59. 2015 Friday: Brainy History says, “British Prime Minister David Cameron is re-elected for five more years in a decisive victory that upset predictions of a close election and resulted in the first Conservative majority government since 1992.”  Elsewhere, the Chi-Coms and Russians agree to an investment of $2 billion U.S. in improving agricultural operations in their two countries.
  60. 2016 Sunday: To the horror of many, Sadiq Khan becomes mayor of London, the first Muslim EVER to be elected mayor of a major Western city.  Elsewhere, in response to a rocket attack on a Turkish border town, the Turks launch an artillery barrage on ISIS positions in northern Syria killing at least 55 of the animalistic scum and wounding loads of others.  Kill them all.
  61. 2017 Monday: The U.S. Senate confirms Heather Wilson to become the next secretary of the United States Air Force.  Elsewhere, Arizona law enforcement arrests the Maryvale Serial Killer (or so they believe), a POS whom law enforcement believes is responsible for at least a dozen shootings between 2015 and 2016 in which at least 9 people were slain and another 5-8 injured.
  62. 2018 Tuesday: In the northwestern sector of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an outbreak of Ebola kills 17 and sickens numerous others.  Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump announces that the United States is going to pull out of the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement signed during the Obama administration.  Much of the world- especially the U.S.’ European partners- are in a deep state of shock because they do business there for BIG BUCKS.
  63. 2019 Wednesday: The Islamic Republic of Iran- the world’s number one terrorist state- announces it will no longer obey the restrictions of the multilateral nuclear deal signed in 2015.    Elsewhere, the government of Taiwan passes a law that will allow the country to imprison Chi-Com spies for life or even give them the death penalty depending upon the nature of their espionage and their crimes.
  64. 2020 Friday: More and more information continues coming to light that demonstrates the coup attempt to remove President Donald J. Trump was just: a FAILED coup.  Millions of Americans demand that the participants in this endeavor face justice for the crime of treason.  Many of these rats are getting nervous already and who knows?  Barack Hussein Obama might find himself in the hot seat.   
  65. 2020 Friday A: Meanwhile, in the world of the Kung Flu- the Chinese Virus, COVID-19, confirmed cases globally are 3,938,828; confirmed deaths are 274,655, and confirmed recoveries are 1,319,306 which is extremely good.  In the United States, we have 1,317,175 confirmed cases, 78,198 confirmed deaths, and 182,305 confirmed recoveries which most likely would be far higher if liberal states reported them.  California claims 63,698 confirmed cases and 2,711 confirmed deaths (with no info on confirmed recoveries).  Hawaii claims 629 confirmed cases, 17 deaths but 566 confirmed recoveries.  Meanwhile, Washington state notes 16,388 confirmed cases and 905 confirmed deaths but no notation as to the confirmed recoveries.  It is interesting to note that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo caused more than 4,000 deaths in nursing homes statewide by forcing them to house COVID-19 positive patients with rest home patients.  He will face justice himself for this outrage. 
  66. 2020 Friday B: Due to China’s ‘gift to the world,’ COVID-19, aka the Wuhan Virus Crisis, 20.5 million U.S. jobs were lost in the month of April alone, driving unemployment to nearly 15-percent, a number not seen since the days of the Great Depression.  Communist China must pay for this outrage and it’s high time the United States begins pushing for a resumption of the Two-China Policy by demanding Taiwan be returned to the United Nations as a FULL member with its original seat on the Security Council.   Elsewhere, the chief prosecutor in Venezuela handling the case of the mercenaries hired to topple ‘much-beloved’ President Nicolas “Bus Driver” Maduro demands the extradition of an American as well as two Venezuelan dissidents seeking freedom for their country.  Prosecutor Tarek William Saab wants American Jordan Goudreau and the two Venezuelans J.J. Rendon and Sergio Vergara ASAP. 
  67. 2021 Saturday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 158,312,868 confirmed cases, +3,346, 3,296,591  confirmed deaths, +280 (this number has not been updated today as you will see), and 136,663,877 confirmed recoveries, +84,102.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,454,581 confirmed cases, UP 35,755 from yesterday’s reporting, 595,588 confirmed deaths, UP 677,[xi] and 26,405,871 confirmed recoveries, UP 81,114.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xii]   
  68. 2021 Saturday A: NOTE: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 279,772 CHI-VI deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another 183.61 days, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,078 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 182,837 deaths.      
  69. 2021 Saturday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,757,645 confirmed cases, 62,278 confirmed deaths, and 2,001,995 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,266,575 confirmed cases, 35,710 confirmed deaths, and 1,840,547 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 33,126 confirmed cases, 487 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 416,248 confirmed cases, 5,626 confirmed deaths, and 202,525 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s recovery numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Guam, a place the Democrats will want to transform into a state after D.C. and Puerto Rico become states: they have 8,034 confirmed cases, 139 confirmed deaths, and 7,789 confirmed recoveries.[xiii]   
  70. 2021 Saturday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,885 confirmed cases, 6,376 confirmed deaths, and 831,480 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Bahrain, a new friend of Israel: 187,905 cases of the virus, 678 confirmed deaths and 174,357 confirmed recoveries.[xiv]     
  71. 2021 Saturday D: Friday’s Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,777.76, UP 229.23 points (+0.66%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,752.24, UP 119.39 points (+0.88%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,232.60, UP 30.98 points (+0.74%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $64.82 per barrel, -0.08 (-0.02%).  The price of GOLD is $1,832.00 per troy oz., +0.70 (+0.04%) while the price of SILVER is $27.57 per troy ounce, +0.09 (+0.32%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,256.60 per troy oz, +2.10 (+0.17%) while the price of COPPER is $4.75 per pound, 0.00 (+0.01%).[xv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,926.51 per troy oz, -20.16 (-0.68%).[xvi] The price of RHODIUM is $28,900.00 per troy oz., -400.00 (-1.37%).[xvii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.43 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.90.     In Russian Ruble, one greenback equals 73.62 and in Rwandan Franc, a buck equals 992.92 and in St. Helena Pound, one dollar equals 0.72 of theirs.[xviii]   Here’s a good one: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo says that ‘many U.S. corporations support raising the corporate tax rate to 28-percent (but fails to mention WHICH ones support this job-killing stupidity).    
  72. 2021 Saturday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.095 per gallon, $2.880 in Florida, $3.822 in Hawaii, and $3.511 in Washington state.[xix]    Let’s look at one other location- Oklahoma: $2.707.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the next lowest gasoline price in the world- Iran: $1.946 per U.S. Gallon.[xx]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,264,002,317,913 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xxi]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  73. 2021 Saturday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is dumping yet another Trump-era rule regarding the border, this one being that the collection of biometric data from illegal aliens along the border will now cease.  Thank you, Secretary Mayorkas.  (Note- and people wonder WHY everyone is buying firearms).  Speaking of Secretary Mayorkas, he lied to reporters earlier when he said that the numbers of illegals trying to cross into the country has gone way down and that the number of illegal alien minors has also decreased.
  74. 2021 Saturday G: Political News I– The U.S. Department of Justice has reaffirmed the war on ghost guns and will keep Joe Biden’s promise to enact sweeping gun reform (meaning gun control laws.  And they wonder as to WHY so many of us are buying guns, ammos, and accessories like flash and sound suppressants).  Next, census data shows that California’s population fell by more than 182,000 people in 2020 as people were fleeing the state in droves.  Speaking of California, now that it is becoming clear NO ONE wants Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom to remain as governor of the Golden State, the lightbulb has finally gone off over the dimwit’s head- he is now trying to do anything to save his job including making threats against all signers of the RECALL PETITION.  F**k you, Governor Newsom.
  75. 2021 Saturday H: Political News II– Karen Fann- president of the Arizona state senate- says that when the audit is over, she expects many irregularities will be discovered.  Next, new GOP voting laws look to hold election officials accountable as they should.  IF what happened to President Donald J. Trump in 2020 happened to a Democrat, they would be burning down the entire country.  We all know that.  Elsewhere, as Governor Andrew “Killer” Cuomo, aka the Love Go, aka the Gropin’ Gov, continues trying to cling to his job like his compatriot in California is attempting, “Killer” Cuomo is shaking up his senior staff as there seems to be numerous leaks as to the criminal behavior exhibited by him and them in the killing of so many seniors.  Meanwhile, Dr. Alan Dershowitz says that ‘U.S. system of justice is being distorted’ by the double standards the American people have been witnessing, i.e., the raid on Rudy Giuliani’s apartment and the home of Victoria Toensing.
  76. 2021 Saturday I: Political News III– Nebraska needs tax reform and Charles Herbster is running to accomplish that for the citizens of the Cornhusker State.  Next, Governor Larry Hogan, RINO-MD, issued pardons to 34 victims of racial lynching.   Moving on, information has leaked that demonstrates that Disneyland has drunk the Kool-Aid and is deep in pushing Critical Race Theory.
  77. 2021 Saturday J: Miscellaneous News I– The largest pipeline of gasoline in the United States- the 1,500-mile Colonia Pipeline- was shut down by unknown hackers.  Sounds like environmentalists did this.   Next, in the glorious city of New York, a woman and her three-year-old child were shot.  SHOT.  Elsewhere, Ernest Angley, a ‘controversial televangelist has died at the ripe old age of 99.  Finally, the religion of peace strikes again near a girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan, sending at least 30 people off to meet with Allah sooner than they planned and injuring loads of others.
  78. 2021 Saturday K: California Lottery Results / Super Lotto And Powerball Draws– Here are the results for the Super Lotto Draw #3558 with a $45 million jackpot on the line: 10, 12, 21, 22, 28, and Mega 12.  Out of 134,410 winning tickets, the highest winner was one person who had FIVE numbers but no Mega for a prize of $44,308.  The winning ticket was sold at Safeway Fuel, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.  Next, here are the results for the Powerball Draw #844 with a $157 million pot on the line: 12, 17, 20, 21, 26, and Power 08.  Out of 72,257 winning tickets, the highest winners were six people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $11,714 apiece.
  79. 2022 Sunday: Let’s hope it’s a slow news weekend…

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0824 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Blossoms at Sundown.”  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 fourth album by the Band- “Cahoots”- came out on September 15, 1971 and would see the band beginning to slide a bit from the pinnacle they rapidly had climbed over the preceding years.  The album contained one bona fide hit- “Life is a Carnival”- but would not chart as well as the preceding three.  The band features the same quintet of Rick Danko (bass, vocals, and fiddle), Robbie Robertson (guitars and vocals), Levon Helm (drums, percussion, vocals, mandolins, and tambourines), Richard Manuel (pianos, organs, and vocals), and Garth Hudson (keyboards and saxophones). What we have for you today is the “Stage Fright 50th Anniversary Edition” (where the hell does the time go?), a deluxe version that came out on October 22, 2021.  We hope you will seek it out wherever you shop for the best in music because we love it and know that you will, too, especially with all the add-ons one gets as a bonus to the original tracks.  Enjoy.

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[i] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included the Yardbirds, Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, 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 hope to promote the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as of each member’s solo careers along with Crazy Horse within the next 5-7 years.  Please remain vigilant for when we do.

[iii] We hope to promote the music of this famous British band, T-Rex, sometime within the next five years.

[iv] We shared the music of the Hollies with the world beginning on Monday, 29-August-2016 through Thursday, 03-November-2016.

[v] We began promoting the music of not only the Spencer Davis Group, but also Traffic, 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] Not sure as to when the AICPENDBLOG.COM will promote the music of the Talking Heads but when we do, you will also see the music of Blondie and Aerosmith shared as well.  Please, keep your eyes open for the day this magnificent event occurs. 

[vii] If we are still here in 30 years, we will promote the music of the Tom-Tom Club.  Remain alert.

[viii] Not sure when we will promote the music of Van Halen but when we do, we will also present the music of Sammy Hagar so please stay tuned.

[ix] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011.  Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates.  We look forward to picking them back up and doing a Round No. 2 which will include the solo efforts of the band members, too.  We thank you.

[x] 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.    Let It Be” appeared on Saturday, 03-December-2016.  Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.

[xi] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xii] Here is the link: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xiii] See United States COVID: 33,033,385 Cases and 589,110 Deaths – Worldometer (worldometers.info)..

[xiv] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xv] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xvi] Palladium PRICE Today | Palladium Spot Price Chart | Live Price of Palladium per Ounce | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com) See this site for daily trading in palladium.

[xvii] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xviii] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xix] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xx] Please see the following site for information on global gas prices: Gasoline prices around the world, 26-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com

[xxi] U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

127. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, MAY 07, 2022

1946 Tuesday: Billy Kreutzmann, drummer for the Grateful Dead throughout its lengthy lifespan, was born on this date. He played with other bands such as the Other Ones and with other members of the Dead on various solo projects and was once the love interest of famed blues singer, Janis Joplin .

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DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY 2022: 196

127. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, MAY 07, 2022:

Kentucky Derby Day, and National Explosives Ordinance Day (EOD)

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices William Johnson and Salmon P. Chase; U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett; U.S. Secretary of the Interior Walter J. Hickel; U.S. Treasury Secretary Salman P. Chase; heavyweight boxer Randall “Tex” Cobb; Argentine First Lady Eva “Evita” Perón; Yugoslavian President Josip Broz Tito; the Grateful Dead featuring Billy Kreutzmann, the Jefferson Starship featuring Prairie Prince, the Joe Cocker (band) featuring Alan Spenner, the Keef Hartley Band featuring Pete Wingfield, Pacific Gas & Electric featuring Charlie Allen:

  1. 558 Wednesday: The original main dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople completely collapsed during an earthquake; Emperor Justinian ordered it to be rebuilt. 
  2. 1274 Monday: The Second Council of Lyons opened in France to regulate the election of the pope.
  3. 1342 Monday: The reign of the 198th Roman Catholic Pope Clement VI begins today.  He would guide his earthly flock from today until December 06, 1352.
  4. 1355 Wednesday: Count Henry of Trastamara, Spain, kills 1,200 Jews of Toledo.
  5. 1700 Friday: William Penn begins monthly meetings with blacks advocating emancipation.
  6. 1727 Wednesday: Catherine I, empress of Russia, expels the Jews from the Ukraine.
  7. 1763 Saturday: Indian chief Pontiac, chief of the Ottawa Indians, launched an all-out war on the British by attempting to lead a sneak attack against Fort Detroit, but the attack ended in failure as someone finked to the Brits that they were coming.
  8. 1789 Thursday: The first inaugural ball was held in New York in honor of the nation’s first President, George Washington, and his First Lady, Martha.
  9. 1800 Wednesday: The Congress of the United States divided the Northwest Territory into parts on this date.  The western part became the Indiana Territory while the eastern section remained the Northwest Territory. 
  10. 1804 Monday: The 14th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William Johnson took his place on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Democratic-Republican, President Thomas Jefferson nominated Johnson to fill the seat of Associate Justice Alfred Moore.  Johnson served from today until August 04, 1834.
  11. 1824 Friday: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, had its premiere in Vienna, Austria.
  12. 1832 Monday: Greece becomes an independent republic.
  13. 1840 Thursday: Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, Russia.
  14. 1847 Friday: The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  15. 1861 Tuesday: In Knoxville, Tennessee, rioting breaks out between those favoring secession from the Union and pro-Union supporters.
  16. 1864 Saturday: The Civil War Battle of the Wilderness ends; losses for the Federals are 17,666 and for the Confederacy, 7,500.
  17. 1866 Monday: German Premier Otto von Bismarck is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt.
  18. 1873 Wednesday: The 39th U.S. Supreme Court Justice and 6th Chief Justice- Salmon P. Chase- passed away in New York City on this date.  President Abraham Lincoln nominated him to fill the seat of Roger B. Taney.  He served December 15, 1864, to May 07, 1873, (he died in office) and was a member of numerous political parties- Whig; Liberty; Free Soil; Republican; and Democratic.  Prior to going on the nation’s high court, he served his nation as its 25th U.S. Treasury secretary.  In this role, he served under President Abraham Lincoln from March 07, 1861, to June 30, 1864.
  19. 1892 Saturday: Future Yugoslavian leader, Josip Broz Tito, is born in Kumrovec, Croatia, on this date.  During World War II, he would lead partisans against the Axis troops in his country and in the postwar, his brand of communism would chart its own course, banishing the Soviet Union from having any say in its politics.
  20. 1912 Tuesday: Columbia University OK’d final plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories.  Elsewhere, the first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew over College Park, Md.   
  21. 1914 Thursday: President Woodrow Wilson’s daughter, Eleanor, marries William Gibbs McAdoo in the White House.
  22. 1915 Friday: Nearly 1,200 people died—including 128 Americans–when a German torpedo sank the British liner HMS Lusitania off the coast of Ireland.  However, in the United States, public reaction to both the sinking and the loss of life turns many German sympathizers against the Kaiser’s Germany.
  23. 1919 Wednesday: In Los Toldos, Argentina, future Argentine First Lady Eva “Evita” Perón, is born. 
  24. 1926 Friday: A U.S. report released on this date showed that one-third of all exports were engine motors.
  25. 1928 Monday: The minimum voting age for British women was lowered from 30 to 21—the same age as men.
  26. 1939 Sunday: Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy announce the Rome-Berlin Axis, a pact allying the two states to one another.  The Empire of Japan would join later.
  27. 1940 Tuesday: By a vote of 477-3 in the House of Commons, Winston Churchill becomes the prime minister of Great Britain.
  28. 1942 Thursday: U.S. Army General Jonathan Wainwright went on a Manila radio station to announce the Allied surrender of the Philippines to Japanese forces during World War II.  Elsewhere, in the World War II Battle of the Coral Sea, carrier-borne U.S. Navy warplanes attack and sink the Japanese aircraft carrier, Shoho, the battle marks the first time in naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.   
  29. 1943 Friday: The Allies conquered the last two major Axis strongpoints in North Africa—Tunis and Bizerte—on this date.  This would lead to a cessation of hostilities and the surrender of all German and Italian forces.
  30. 1944 Sunday: The Nazis launch an assault on Josip Broz Tito’s Partisan hideout at Drvar, Bosnia; Tito gets away.
  31. 1945 Monday: Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, ending its role as a belligerent in World War II.  Elsewhere, baseball owner Branch Rickey announced the organization of the United States Negro Baseball League in which, there were six teams.  Meanwhile, in Nazi Germany, Chief of the Chancellery of the Führer of the NDSAP Phillip Bouhler goes on the run as Soviet forces complete the conquest of Berlin.
  32. 1946 Tuesday: Billy Kreutzmann, drummer for the Grateful Dead[i] throughout its lengthy lifespan, was born on this date.  He played with other bands such as the Other Ones and with other members of the Dead on various solo projects and was once the love interest of famed blues singer, Janis Joplin[ii].  Elsewhere, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. underwent founding on this date.  The company later renamed itself to Sony.
  33. 1948 Friday: Future keyboardist/vocalist, Pete Wingfield, with the British rock band, the Keef Hartley Band[iii], is born on this date as is Alan Spenner, future bassist with several bands, including the Joe Cocker[iv] band.  Spenner was born in London, England while Wingfield was born in Liphook, England.
  34. 1950 Sunday: Future heavyweight boxer, Randall “Tex” Cobb, is born in Bridge City, Texas on this date.  His professional record would stand at 51 fights, 42 wins (35 KO), 7 losses (1 by KO), 1 draw, and 1 no contest.  
  35. 1951 Monday: The International Olympic Committee said that the Soviet Union could participate in the 1952 Olympic Games.
  36. 1954 Friday: The 55-day Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam is approaching its end.  People’s Army artillery barrages are now joined by what the Nazis called ‘Stalin’s Organ,’ trucks outfitted with batteries of Katusha rockets that make an unholy shriek as they pierce the air and come down atop their enemies’ positions.  The Viet Minh continue fighting for the few remaining outlying posts while others are fighting to gain a toehold in the main camp.  The Legionnaires fighting to hold Claudine 5 finally go silent by dawn’s early light, overrun, and killed.  The Elianes are under assault and will topple next.  Both sides can see that the end is coming and soon.  Meanwhile, the U.S., Great Britain, and France reject USSR membership in NATO.[v]
  37. 1955 Saturday: The West European Union begins formation.
  38. 1956 Monday: During a battle at Oran, Algeria, 300 lose their lives in fighting between the French and Islamists.
  39. 1957 Tuesday: Future drummer Prairie Prince, who played with numerous bands but with the Jefferson Starship[vi] from 1992-2002, is born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on this date.
  40. 1960 Saturday: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announced that his nation has the pilot of the U-2 spy plane his nation shot down a day or two before and holds Gary Powers, the pilot, as a POW.  Meanwhile, Leonid Brezhnev became the president of the Soviet Union, second only to Khrushchev.
  41. 1963 Tuesday:  The United States launched the Telstar 2 communications satellite.
  42. 1975 Wednesday: President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the “Vietnam Era.”  In Ho Chi Minh City—formally Saigon—the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover.
  43. 1980 Wednesday: Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito receives a state burial; his death would begin the disintegration of the nation.
  44. 1984 Monday: The federal government announced a $180 million out-of-court settlement in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who claimed they had suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant while serving in the armed forces.
  45. 1986 Wednesday: In Locust Valley, N.Y., the former fourth U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett, died at age 90.  A Republican, he served under Democratic President Harry S. Truman from September 17, 1951, to January 20, 1953.
  46. 1990 Monday:  Charlie Allen- famed vocalist with the 1960s boogie rock band, Pacific Gas & Electric[vii]– passed away on this date.  The band was mix-race and damned provocative back in the 1960s and 1970s when they were touring the Deep South.  Allen was black and the rest of the band was white, and it used to cause riots and the like.
  47. 1992 Thursday: The latest addition to America’s space shuttle fleet, Endeavour, went on its first flight.  Meanwhile, a 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring the U.S. Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise underwent ratification as the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. 
  48. 1994 Saturday: The most famous painting in Norway— “The Scream” by Edvard Munch (muhnk)—was recovered almost three months after it had been stolen from an Oslo museum.
  49. 1995 Sunday: In the French presidential elections, Jacques Chirac wins the election.
  50. 1997 Wednesday: A report released by the U.S. government said that Switzerland provided Nazi Germany with equipment and credit during World War II.  Germany exchanged for gold what had been plundered or stolen.  Switzerland did not comply with postwar agreements to return the gold.
  51. 1999 Friday: A jury ruled that “The Jenny Jones Show” and Warner Bros. were liable in the shooting death of Scott Amendure.  Another guest on the show, Jonathan Schmitz, later shot and killed him and the jury’s award was $25 million.  This is the story in which Schmitz went on the show and Jenny Jones told him he had a ‘secret admirer’ or some such nonsense so when they brought out Amendure, another man, the man who later killed him was embarrassed in front of the entire world.
  52. 2008 Wednesday: On this day, Vladimir Putin’s stooge, Dmitri Medvedev takes the oath of office as the third president of the Russian Federation.   Elsewhere, a day after losing one primary and barely winning another, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, announces she has no intention of dropping out of the battle for the 2008 Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.  Suffering from financial woes, she donates $6.4 million of her own fortune to her campaign to keep it afloat.
  53. 2009 Thursday: Somali pirates launch attacks on a Netherlands freighter and also have the chutzpah to attack a U.S. Navy Merchant Marine ship, the USS Lewis and Clark.  Time to eradicate these rats.
  54. 2010 Friday: The Indian troops battling to protect Kashmir from Pakistani thugs come under attack by Islamist criminals which results in the deaths of two soldiers and five jihadists.  Elsewhere, in Anchorage, Alaska, former 38th U.S. Interior Secretary Walter J. Hickel died at age 90.  A Republican, Secretary Hickel served under President Richard M. Nixon from January 24, 1969, to November 25, 1970.
  55. 2011 Saturday: Belarus expels three Russian human rights activists monitoring trials in that country.  Elsewhere, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and communist China conduct a series of ‘anti-terrorism drills’ in and around the problematic province of Xinjiang, People’s Republic of China,
  56. 2012 Monday: Vladimir Putin is sworn in for his third six-year term as Russian president.  Meanwhile, in Timbuktu, Mali, crazed jihadists attack the tomb of a revered Muslim saint, Sidi Mahmoud Ben Amar.  He’s one of theirs- WTF is wrong with these people?  Not only do they attack it; no, they set it ablaze.
  57. 2013 Tuesday: Brainy History says, ‘a new study reports that all Europeans are related to a small group of ancestors dating back only 1,000 years; researchers believe it’s likely that everyone in the world is related over the past few thousand years.’  Meanwhile, members of the ‘religion of peace’ Islam- Boko Haram carry out a terror attack in Nigeria that kills at least 55 people and wounds numerous others.
  58. 2014 Wednesday: Brainy History reports that the London police force begins a pilot program using body cameras to record behavior and document evidence during responses to incidents.  Elsewhere, naval vessels from both communist China and Vietnam collide with one another as the Chi-Coms continue nibbling away at the sovereign rights of other countries.  In this case, the Chi-Coms were trying to set up a drilling rig in waters belonging to Vietnam which drove the Vietnamese to stop them.  This led to a collision between two opposing vessels.
  59. 2015 Thursday: It appears that the NFL has implicated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in ‘Deflate-Gate.”  This is the scandal in which, both the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens claimed the famed quarterback used footballs in playoff games that were under pressure, making them easier for Brady to handle.  His father, Tom Brady, Sr., claims it is all a ‘frame.’
  60. 2016 Saturday: Democratic voters on Guam head to the polls in their caucuses.   Elsewhere, near Aleppo, Syria, Iranian troops are battling ISIS thugs and in heavy fighting lose 13 of their soldiers, their biggest loss of life since coming to the aid of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
  61. 2017 Sunday: Emanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen, president of France’s National Front Party to become president of France.   Elsewhere, for the first time we have loss of life in Chicago sans bullets being the cause.  A speeding car crashed into a car parked alongside the road which then crashed into a CTA bus.  In the resulting vehicular mayhem, four people are killed outright while another five suffer injury.  
  62. 2018 Monday: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes the oath of office for another six-year term.   Elsewhere, the National Rifle Association announces that Lt. Col. Oliver North, U.S. Army Ret., will become the organization’s next president.   Elsewhere, Paraguay becomes the third country to announce the relocating of its embassy from Tel Aviv to capital of Israel, Jerusalem.  Of course, liberals and Gaza Strip trash are wailing and crying that it’s an ‘affront’ against humanity to do so.  The sooner the better, Paraguay.
  63. 2019 Tuesday: In Venezuela, turmoil- as usual- reigns supreme as the Congress strips opposition leaders of immunity and accuses them of treason.   Elsewhere, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes a surprise visit to Iraq to meet with U.S. military and Iraqi leaders so they can determine what to do as the Iranians continue making threats against both nations.  Nuke them.
  64. 2020 Thursday: The U.S. Department of Justice recommends the case against Lt. General Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Donald J. Trump be dropped and so it is.   Meanwhile, COVID-19 pandemic adds another 3.17 million Americans to the unemployment rolls, driving the numbers up past 33 million.  Thank you, China.  Confirmed cases of the Kung Flu around the world are 3,784,085; confirmed deaths are 264,679 and confirmed recoveries are 1,255,685 which is great.  In the United States, confirmed cases are 1,288,771, confirmed deaths are 76,503, and confirmed recoveries are 173,939.  Breaking down the U.S. figures, California has 61,139 confirmed cases, 2,474 confirmed deaths with NO numbers for recoveries.  Hawaii claims 626 confirmed cases, 17 deaths, and 588 confirmed recoveries.  In Washington state, there are 16,178 confirmed cases, 891 confirmed deaths, but NO numbers for recoveries.  What is up with that?  In New York state under the watchful eye of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, there are 327,469 confirmed cases, 20,828 confirmed cases and like California and Washington state, NO numbers for recoveries.  Could it be political?  You better believe it.
  65. 2020 Thursday A: Following a viral video showing Chi-Com sailors aboard their ‘fishing boats’ throwing the body of a dead Indonesian fisherman overboard, the government of Indonesia summons the Chi-Com ambassador to an immediate meeting to discuss the outrageous mistreatment of its citizens serving aboard the Chi-Com ‘fishing fleets’ (which in reality are actually intelligence-gathering operations with foreign fishing crews aboard them to do the ‘fishing’ because fishing is beneath modern-day Chi-Com citizens).   Elsewhere, law enforcement in Brunswick, Georgia, scoops up father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael and charges the two scumbags for chasing down black jogger Ahmaud Arbery on tape beating and then murdering him.  They claimed he was breaking into houses in their area and that they were forced to take matters into their own hands.  These guys are going to fry.   
  66. 2021 Friday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet As A Whole: 157,530,729 confirmed cases, +3,760, 3,283,708  confirmed deaths, +489, and 135,797,758 confirmed recoveries, +95,586.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,418,826 confirmed cases, UP 52,506 from yesterday’s reporting, 594,911 confirmed deaths, UP 924,[viii] and 26,324,757 confirmed recoveries, UP 309,944.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[ix]   
  67. 2021 Friday A: Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 279,095 Chi-Vi deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another 198.61 days, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,078 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 183,514 deaths.      
  68. 2021 Friday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,756,393 confirmed cases, 62,220 confirmed deaths, and 2,001,539 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,262,598 confirmed cases, 35,644 confirmed deaths, and 1,836,489 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 33,036 confirmed cases, 486 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 414,899 confirmed cases, 5,620 confirmed deaths, and 202,488 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s recovery numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Puerto Rico, a place  the Democrats want to make our first welfare state: they have 253,302 confirmed cases, 2,355 confirmed deaths, and 112,074 confirmed recoveries.[x]   
  69. 2021 Friday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,858 confirmed cases, 6,375 confirmed deaths, and 831,432 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Oman, a relatively peaceful Arab country: 199,344 cases of the virus, 2,083 confirmed deaths and 181,696 confirmed recoveries.[xi]     
  70. 2021 Friday D:  Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,777.76, UP 229.23 points (+0.66%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,752.24, UP 119.39 points (+0.88%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,232.60, UP 30.98 points (+0.74%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $64.82 per barrel, -0.08 (-0.02%).  The price of GOLD is $1,832.00 per troy oz., +0.70 (+0.04%) while the price of SILVER is $27.57 per troy ounce, +0.09 (+0.32%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,256.60 per troy oz, +2.10 (+0.17%) while the price of COPPER is $4.75 per pound, 0.00 (+0.01%).[xii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,926.51 per troy oz, -20.16 (-0.68%).[xiii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,900.00 per troy oz., -400.00 (-1.37%).[xiv]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.43 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.90.     In Pound Sterling, one greenback equals 0.72 and in Qatari Rial, a buck equals 3.68 and in Romanian Leu, one dollar equals 4.05 of theirs.[xv]     Elsewhere, in a MASSIVE blow to the Joe Biden regime, the economy added ONLY 266,000 jobs last month while Democrats were deliriously predicting 1,000,000 jobs or more.  Add to that unemployment going from 6.0-percent to 6.1-percent and it would appear that the BOGUS Biden regime ‘infrastructure bill’ is going to face stiffer opposition than expected.[xvi]
  71. 2021 Friday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.086 per gallon, $2.882 in Florida, $3.820 in Hawaii, and $3.509 in Washington state.[xvii]    Let’s look at one other location- Ohio: $2.824.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the next lowest gasoline price in the world- Qatar: $1.923 per U.S. Gallon.[xviii]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,260,030,025,130 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xix]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  72. 2021 Friday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– After much public outcry, San Diego County, California (nod to Chef Pedro) is canceling a plan on establishing a large tent city in which to house massive numbers of illegal aliens.   (Note- it’s time to rekindle Operation Wetback, an operation that began in June 1954 to deport Mexican illegals back to their country en masse, load these people onto box cars, airliners, buses, even freighters, and sending them BACK to whence the f**k they came.  Now).   Next, Cuban-born U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says that ‘permanent status is possible for the reunited families of illegal aliens the evil Trump regime separated.  Oh, goodie.   Former Rep. Peter King, R-NY 2nd congressional district, says that ‘amnesty and reparations will increase the numbers of illegals seeking to flood our country.’  Amen.
  73. 2021 Friday G: Foreign News / Overseas News– The U.S. Military is open to training troops from other countries (i.e., mercenaries) to assume our places in Afghanistan once we pull out of that horrible country.  Why can’t we just leave?  Although, here is something we have suggested over the years: WHY not create a U.S. Foreign Legion like the French have theirs?  All the military-aged illegal alien males we can train and send oversea to fight all the wars the Military-Industrial-Political Complex wants to fight.  IF the illegals survive 25 years in the ranks, they can become citizens but not their families, friends, neighbors, or anyone else.[xx]  In other news, Chi-Com hegemony in Africa may soon give them a naval base on the Atlantic.  Wow.  Not good.   Add to that a new report that says the Chi-Coms account for 27-percent of ALL greenhouse gases emitted on the planet.
  74. 2021 Friday H: COVID-19 Updates And Additional Information– Emma Green, an Atlantic writer, says that ‘progressives are clinging to COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns despite what the science says’ (and we always thought progressives ‘listened to science, right?) because it empowers them.  It is amazing to think how many liberal Democrats (and occasional RINO) love the power they have deciding who gets to live their lives and who doesn’t.  They are all fascists at heart.[xxi]
  75. 2021 Friday I: Voting Integrity / Fraudulent And Stolen Election News–  Rep. Chip Roy, R-TX 21st congressional district, is urging the Lone Star State to pass an election integrity law.  In fact, hours after debating, the Texas House of Representatives is advancing a voter integrity bill.  Next the Honest Elections Project says 77-percent of Americans- including 73-percent of black Americans- want voter ID.  So, give it to us and NOT this H.R. 1 and S.R. 1 bulls**t.   In other election news, Maricopa County, Arizona, Democrats WON’T hand over the routers used in the 2020 Elections to the state Senate investigation into election integrity.  What is up with that?   (Note- the Arizona Senate reassured the feds that election audit security is extremely high so DON’T worry).
  76. 2021 Friday J: Joe Biden Regime News I–  Biden regime hacks didn’t truly celebrate the National Day of Prayer but when bumbling old Joe Biden made a remark or two, the so-called ‘devout Catholic’ could not mention the name of God.  WTF?  In other Biden regime news, Republican senators OPPOSE a Biden regime plan with which to grant amnesty to American scientific researchers who didn’t disclose they were in bed with the Chi-Coms or other adversarial nations.  No, these scumbags should be doing time in federal prisons.   Meanwhile, we learn today that the NEXT White House Press Secretary could be a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.  Whoa.  So much for picking people based on qualifications, not what’s between their legs or the sort of sex they like.  Our money’s on a tranny.[xxii]  Finally, a Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative Poll says that ‘Florida has not warmed up to “Pro-China Joe” Biden as much as Democrats were hoping.  We doubt that state ever will.
  77. 2021 Friday K: Political News I–  Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH 4th congressional district, says ‘the votes are there to strip Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, of her leadership position.  Boot her ass out NOW.  If she becomes a Democrat, big flipping deal.  Next, Governor Brian Kemp, RINO-GA, is signing a bill that will prohibit ALL efforts at defunding the police within their state.  Speaking of the Peach State, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms- once a rising star in the Democratic Party- announced that she won’t be running for a second term…that star has imploded and now is a black hole…[xxiii]
  78. 2021 Friday L: Miscellaneous News I– The U.S. Army is going to allow female personnel to wear ponytails in all uniforms.  Wow.  Big news. Next, the feds have indicted convicted Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and his three fellow officers who have not yet even gone on trial on civil rights charges.  Wow.  So much for double jeopardy, folks.  How many bites of the apple do the feds plan to take?  Moving on, California reports its first ever population decline as people are fleeing the state like it’s a hooker with facial herpes.   Finally, it now appears that President Donald J. Trump has an iron-fisted grip on the Republican Party.  Good.  IT is his and the America First Crowd’s Party.  Period.  
  79. 2021 Friday M: California Lottery Results / Mega-Millions Draw– Here are the numbers for the Mega-Millions Draw #1657 with a $370 million jackpot on the line: 05, 10. 19, 21, 50, and Mega 10.  Out of 151,903 winning tickets, the highest winners were SIX people who had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $6,090 apiece.
  80. 2022 Saturday: Stick around and discover the truth along with us…you know it’s going to be good…until BIG BROTHER shuts us down for good…

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The tertiary effort by the Band- “Stage Fright” came out on August 17, 1970 and was a wonderful addition to the band’s growing discography.  Once again, the band featured the lineup of Rick Danko (bass, vocals, and fiddle), Robbie Robertson (guitars and vocals), Levon Helm (drums, percussion, vocals, mandolins, and tambourines), Richard Manuel (pianos, organs, and vocals), and Garth Hudson (keyboards and saxophones).   The album contained two big hits- the title track and “The Shape I’m In.”  What we have for you today is the “Stage Fright 50th Anniversary Edition” (where the hell does the time go?), a deluxe version that came out on December 16, 2020.  We hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your collection as there’s nothing better than this glorious group.  Ask anyone who’s seen them in their heyday, and you will understand just how legendary and amazing they were.  You will love them just as we do.  Enjoy.

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[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 promoted the music of Big Brother and the Holding Company, beginning on Monday, 18-July-2011 through Tuesday, 26-July-2011.  At the time, we were not farsighted enough to offer the music of Janis Joplin but hope to do so at some point in the near future when we return to promoting the music of American rock bands.

[iii] We promoted the music of the Keef Hartley Band as well as of one of its integral members Miller Anderson on Monday, 02-October-2017 through Saturday, 21-October-2017.  We hope you will check their music out by visiting those posts.

[iv] We definitely look forward to presenting the music of Joe Cocker, the famed British ex-bricklayer who blew the minds of the world at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival.  Please stay tuned for further developments.

[v] Martin Windrow’s superb book, “The Last Valley,” Da Capo Press, 2006 is an amazing helpmate for information on this famed battle.  Seek it out.

[vi] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011.  This presentation included the Jefferson Starship, too, of which, the artist was NOT a member.

[vii] We offered the music of the legendary Pacific Gas & Electric beginning on Thursday, 12-January-2012 through Sunday, 15-January-2012.  We hope you will seek out the music by this famous, interracial hippie rock band.

[viii] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[ix] Here is the link: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[x] See United States COVID: 33,033,385 Cases and 589,110 Deaths – Worldometer (worldometers.info)..

[xi] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xii] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xiii] Palladium PRICE Today | Palladium Spot Price Chart | Live Price of Palladium per Ounce | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com) See this site for daily trading in palladium.

[xiv] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xv] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xvi] Here’s a thought- Gov. Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom is trying to keep his job by sending $600 ‘stimulus checks (our money) to every Californian- including illegal aliens- but it doesn’t matter.  We will contribute that money to the effort to get his worthless POS ass out of office.

[xvii] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xviii] Please see the following site for information on global gas prices: Gasoline prices around the world, 26-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com

[xix] U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

[xx] Just imagine, everyone from Dick Cheney to George W. Bush to Lindsey Graham and all the rest of the Neocons can fight wars all over the place.  Imagine the corporate profits from corporate wars?  How amazing would that be?

[xxi] Personally- and this is me, Chef Murph talking- if I owned the French Laundry and that little closet queen Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom had come to my restaurant to dine, after what he’s done to the hospitality and foodservice industries in the Golden State, we might have had a slip up in the mushrooms we served him and his party.  Oops, like fucking up the blowfish at the sashimi bar…

[xxii] Speaking of trannys, a Swedish hospital system is prohibiting hormone blockers for children under age 18.  Good.  About time someone began doing this.

[xxiii] Speaking astronomically of course so don’t even go there…

123. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, MAY 03, 2022

1954 Monday: Fighting continues at Dien Bien Phu. At Isabelle, French Foreign Legionnaires send out combat patrols to clear communist approach trenches ringing them on all sides. Fighting is fierce in the style of World War I with hand grenades, knives, rifle butts, and brass knuckles. Once again, the communists are driven away, the Foreign Legionnaires bring in captured weapons to augment what they have left.

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123. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, MAY 03, 2022:

Eid al-Fitr (Muslim holiday, tentative date); National Teacher Appreciation Day

U.S. Treasury Secretaries Lot M. Morrill and William H. Woodin; U.S. Secretary of War James McHenry; U.S. Senators Jim Risch and Ron “Raisin Face” Wyden; Funk, Soul, and R & B Legend James Brown, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons featuring Frankie Valli, REO Speedwagon featuring Bruce Hall, Ten Years After featuring Joe Gooch, and the Troggs featuring Peter Staples:

  1. 115 Saturday: The 6th Roman Catholic Pope St. Alexander I concluded his time as pontiff.  He first became the shepherd of ALL Christendom on October 27, 105.  His successor, Pope St. Sixtus I- the 7th Vicar of Christ- picked up his Holy Cross and carried it forward until April 03, 125.
  2. 996 Tuesday: The reign of the 138th Roman Catholic Pope Gregory V began on this date.  He would guide his global flock from today until February 18, 999.
  3. 1410 Thursday: The reign of the 205.1st Roman Catholic Antipope Alexander V begins today.  Elected in opposition to Pope Gregory XII, he would guide his flock until May 03, 1410.
  4. 1455 Thursday: Spanish Jews begin an exodus out of Spain.
  5. 1494 Thursday: Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Jamaica; he calls it “St. Iago.”
  6. 1515 Monday: In the Persian Gulf, a Portuguese fleet occupies Hormuz.
  7. 1758 Wednesday: The reign of the 247th Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XIV ended today.  He first became the shepherd of ALL Christendom on August 17, 1740, and led his flock until today.
  8. 1791 Tuesday: Poland adopted a national constitution.
  9. 1802 Monday: Washington, D.C. underwent incorporation as a city on this date in history.
  10. 1813 Monday: In Belgrade, Massachusetts, (now Maine), future 31st U.S. Treasury Secretary Lot M. Morrill is born.  A future Democrat and then a future Republican, Secretary Morrill would serve under Presidents Ulysses S. Grant from July 07, 1876, to March 09, 1879.
  11. 1816 Friday: In Baltimore, Maryland, the 3rd U.S. Secretary of War James McHenry, died.  A Federalist, he served under Presidents George Washington, and John Adams from January 27, 1796, to May 13, 1800.
  12. 1845 Saturday: The first black lawyer in the United States, Macon B. Allen, wins admittance to the bar.
  13. 1846 Sunday: A Mexican army surrounds the Alamo in preparation of storming it and capturing or killing its American defenders.
  14. 1861 Friday: President Abraham Lincoln calls for 42,000 volunteers for the U.S. Army and another 18,000 seamen and Marines.
  15. 1863 Sunday: During the American Civil War, the Battle of Chancellorsville takes place – a beaten Union Army withdraws from the battlefield.
  16. 1913 Saturday: Clorox had its beginnings as five entrepreneurs agreed to set up a liquid bleach factory in Oakland, California.  Elsewhere, playwright William Inge was born in Independence, Kansas.
  17. 1915 Monday: During World War I, the Second Battle of Ypres continues to rage.  Gains are made by both sides and then are lost.  On the Eastern Front, the Germans continue pushing the Russians back in heavy fighting in the Baltic while the Austro-Hungarians continue their assault through western Poland and in the Carpathians.  Russians are suffering heavy losses.
  18. 1916 Wednesday: The British executed Irish nationalists Padraic Pearse, Thomas Clarke, and Thomas MacDonagh by firing squad for their part in the Easter Rising.  Thirteen others also went to the firing squad for their part in the aborted uprising.  In France, fighting around Verdun continues with Germans and French gaining ground and then being pushed back.  Fighting is savage and at close quarters.  Elsewhere, in German East Afrika, the Belgian colonial troops are making headway against their German counterparts.
  19. 1917 Thursday: On the Western Front, heavy fighting continues in France as the Allies and Germans continue hammering one another.  Both sides are suffering the effects of short rations and lengthy periods of combat exposure without rest.  How long can the war continue?
  20. 1918 Friday: In Finland, German and Finn forces are able to encircle and defeat the Reds in the southwestern portion of that country.  In Transjordan, the British are surprised by stiffening Ottoman Turk attacks and are forced to retreat.
  21. 1921 Tuesday: West Virginia imposes the first state sales tax.
  22. 1926 Monday: Nine months after leaving the Central American nation of Nicaragua, U.S. Marines return and remain in country until 1933 to ensure peace.
  23. 1927 Tuesday: Francis E.J. Wilde of Meadowmere Park, N.Y., patented the electric sign flasher on this date.
  24. 1933 Wednesday: Nellie T. Ross became the first female director of the U.S. Mint.  Elsewhere, in Barnwell, South Carolina, future funk, soul, and R & B legend, James Brown, is born.
  25. 1934 Thursday: In New York City, N.Y., former 51st U.S. Treasury Secretary William H. Woodin died at age 65.  A Republican, he served under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from March 05, 1933, to December 31, 1933.  Elsewhere- future leader of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli- is born on this date in Newark, N.J.
  26. 1937 Monday: Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for “Gone with the Wind.”
  27. 1938 Tuesday: The Vatican recognizes the Spanish government of Generalissimo Francisco Franco.  Franco is after all fighting against communists and anti-Roman Catholic Church Marxist thugs. 
  28. 1940 Friday: Sadly, Free Poles begin landing in Norway to help the Allies, but the Allies are beginning to evacuate the country. 
  29. 1941 Saturday: The fight to liberate Ethiopia from the Fascist Italians continues as Allied forces conduct attacks in the hill country surrounding the road to Addis Ababa.  Elsewhere, the Iraqis are feeling the brunt of British anger as British forces continue launching attacks against Iraqi troops while British warplanes attack Iraqi airfields.
  30. 1942 Sunday: The Nazis require all Dutch Jews to wear the yellow Star of David.  Elsewhere, the fight for the Philippines is in the final stages as Japanese power simply is too strong.  However, a guerilla war is brewing as U.S. and Filipino troops who can get away are taking to the forested hills to fight another day.
  31. 1943 Monday: Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to Thornton Wilder for his play, “The Skin of our Teeth” and Upton Sinclair for “Dragon’s Teeth.”  Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, future U.S. Senator Jim Risch is born.  A Republican, he would represent Idaho, entering on January 03, 2009.  Elsewhere, fighting between the Allies and the Afrika Korps in Tunisia continues.  The Allies make gains, but the Axis troops retire to another hastily-fortified line to continue the fight.
  32. 1944 Wednesday: Meat-rationing ends in the U.S. during World War II.  Meanwhile, in England, future bassist with the rock band, the Troggs[i]—Peter Staples—is born.
  33. 1945 Thursday: U.S. authorities make a big seizure in Germany during World War II, capturing German physicist, Werner Heisenberg, the man who was hard at work designing Nazi Germany’s nuclear weapon.
  34. 1947 Saturday: After being a fascist nation for several decades, Japan forms a new constitutional democracy on this date.
  35. 1948 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racial groups were legally unenforceable.
  36. 1949 Tuesday: In Wichita, Kansas, future U.S. Senator Ron “Raisin Face” Wyden is born.  A future Democrat, he would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on February 05, 1996, representing the state of Oregon. 
  37. 1952 Saturday: For the first time, CBS televised the Kentucky Derby nationally; the winner was Hill Gail.  Elsewhere, for the first time in history, an airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.
  38. 1953 Sunday: In Champagne, Illinois, future bassist/vocalist with REO Speedwagon- Bruce Hall- is born on this date.  He would play with this legendary, Mid-Western band from 1977 until the present.
  39. 1954 Monday: Fighting continues at Dien Bien Phu.  At Isabelle, French Foreign Legionnaires send out combat patrols to clear communist approach trenches ringing them on all sides.  Fighting is fierce in the style of World War I with hand grenades, knives, rifle butts, and brass knuckles.  Once again, the communists are driven away, the Foreign Legionnaires bring in captured weapons to augment what they have left.  In the main camp, officers are going through the hospital seeking anyone who can load or fire a weapon to return to duty in defense of the camp.  The walking wounded pick up arms and head back to the fight.  It is US or it is THEM and when it comes to communists, the only good communists are dead communists.   To the west of the main camp at the Claudines, the Viet Minh gunners are hitting them with loads of artillery rounds as an attack is coming there.  The defenders are in trenches in water that is waist-deep.  Not good. [ii]
  40. 1970 Sunday: In the 24th NBA Finals, the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 3.
  41. 1971 Monday: The National Public Radio program, “All Things Considered” made its debut.  Meanwhile, Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader.
  42. 1973 Thursday: Construction workers topped Chicago’s 110-story Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) after two years of construction, which made it the world’s tallest building for the next 25 years.
  43. 1977 Tuesday: The guitarist who would take the place of famed guitarist, Alvin Lee in the British rock band, Ten Years After[iii]—Joe Gooch—is born on this date in Highbury, London, England.  He would perform with the band from 2004 to 2014.
  44. 1978 Wednesday: A marketing executive for the Digital Equipment Corporation of Maynard, Massachusetts, Gary Thuerk, created spam email on this date as he transmitted an unsolicited sales pitch for a new line of computers to 400 prospective customers on ARPANET, a precursor to the Internet; the stunt generated some business as well as complaints.
  45. 1979 Thursday: Fellow Conservative Party members chose their leader Margaret Thatcher to become Britain’s first female prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections.
  46. 1984 Thursday: Michael Dell founded Dell Computer Corp., while a student at the University of Texas in Austin.
  47. 1986 Saturday: In NASA’s first post-Challenger launch, an unmanned Delta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff, forcing safety officers to destroy it by remote control.
  48. 1988 Tuesday: The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband’s activities.
  49. 1992 Sunday: Five days of rioting and looting ended in Los Angeles.  The riots, in which 53 people died, began after the acquittal of the cops in the beating of motorist Rodney King.
  50. 1999 Monday: Some 70 tornadoes roared across Oklahoma and Kansas, killing 46 people and injuring hundreds.
  51. 2000 Wednesday: Datapoint Corporation- a big computer pioneer- files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protections.
  52. 2003 Saturday: Funny Cide wins the Kentucky Derby.
  53. 2004 Monday: The U.S. military said it had reprimanded seven officers in the abuse of inmates at Baghdad’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison, the first known punishments in the case; two of the officers were relieved of their duties.  Meanwhile, former postmaster general Marvin Runyon died in Nashville at age 79.  Elsewhere, with the price of oil at $38.21 per barrel U.S., oil prices have hit their highest peak since 1990 when Saddam Hussein was the BIG DOG in the Middle East.
  54. 2005 Tuesday: In Iraq, two USMC fighter jets collide leading to the body of pilot recovered but an empty ejector seat from the second craft is discovered but the pilot cannot be located.
  55. 2006 Wednesday: The Nepalese government reaches a deal with Chi-Com-backed Maoist rebels with one of the concessions being they won’t call them a ‘terrorist group’ anymore.  Oh, big news, folks.
  56. 2007 Thursday: In Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, tens of thousands of angry protesters demand that the government of Ehud Barak resign over their botched handling of the 2006 war in Lebanon, one in which, Hamas ground down Israeli forces with a defense in depth.  Not like the good old days…in the old days, the Israelis would launch a blitzkrieg the likes of which, Islamists could not stop but this one did not go as well as others.
  57. 2008 Saturday: Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby by 4.75 lengths.  (Filly Eight Belles finished second and then broke both front ankles, forcing her handlers to euthanize her on the track).  Meanwhile, Guam holds its Democratic Party caucuses today and the BIG WINNER is Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-IL, by SEVEN votes over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY.
  58. 2009 Sunday: The French Navy operating off the East African Coast scoops up 11 Somali pirates.  Hang ‘em from the yardarm, boys.
  59. 2010 Monday: United and Continental airlines announce that the two American companies will merge, creating the world’s largest airline.  Meanwhile, today is World Press Freedom Day.  Big whoop.
  60. 2011 Tuesday: In Yafran, Libya, thousands risk potential death and starvation after Muammar Gaddafi’s forces shut off water and block food supplies.  Elsewhere, people in the Muslim world take to the streets to commemorate the life and times of the now-dead POS Osama bin Laden, killed in a raid by Seal Team 6.  The U.S. government debates releasing the death photos and then opts against doing so, not wishing to further anger the Muslim world.  It is what it is, people…
  61. 2012 Thursday: Communist Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng telephones the U.S. Congress begging for help in extricating himself and his family from the hands of the Chi-Com thugs in Beijing.   Meanwhile, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, pedestrians come upon four headless bodies, two of whom are later identified as being those of missing journalists.  One must love Mexico (like hell!).
  62. 2013 Friday: Caterpillar, a heavy construction equipment manufacturer, announces plans to lay off 300 additional employees at its Decatur, Illinois facility by July 2013.  Meanwhile, the Syrians and their Iranian backers think they are doing things on the sly in Syria but overnight, Israeli warplanes come in and blow a munitions plant and dump sky-high.  Allah Akbar you motherf***ers!
  63. 2014 Saturday: According to Brainy History, Donald Sterling, L.A. Clippers owner, suffers lifetime banishment after reports of his racist comments; the NBA announces that it will choose a brand-new CEO and other team owners are encouraged to pressure Sterling into selling; many parties have already expressed interest.
  64. 2015 Sunday: According to Brainy History, aid workers announce that they cannot get aid to people suffering from the recent Nepal earthquake due to runway damage at the country’s main airport in Kathmandu, requiring airport closure to large jets; the death toll from the disaster has risen to over 7,000.  Meanwhile, Dr. Ben Carson says he expects to make an announcement in Detroit, Michigan, in which he will declare his candidacy for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination.
  65. 2016 Tuesday: Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Republican, suspends his campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination on this date.  Elsewhere, in Hungary, the government announces that it’s going to hold a referendum later in the year over Muslim refugee resettlement.  Like other Eastern European member states of the EU- they have seen their share of Muslims throughout history and are saying, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.”  The government suspects the voters will approve the referendum and stop resettlement plans coming from Berlin.
  66. 2017 Wednesday: A NATO convoy navigating the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, are attacked by suicide bombers.  In the ensuing blast and aftermath, eight civilians are blown to bits while another 28 suffer injuries in varying degrees.  Elsewhere, the government of Puerto Rico files for the largest government bankruptcy in U.S. history on this date.
  67. 2018 Thursday: On this date, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences votes to expel two perverts, Bill Cosby, and Roman Polanski.  Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence postponed his upcoming visit to Brazil so increased effort could be put into the upcoming summit between President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.  Elsewhere, President Trump signs an executive order giving greater freedoms to faith-based initiatives which the Obama-Biden administration did everything to crush.
  68. 2019 Friday: The California state senate passes a bill that is highly unconstitutional, one that would prevent President Donald J. Trump from appearing on either the primary or the November ballot (should he win the nomination) unless he hands his tax records over for scrutiny by his enemies.  This BS bill would not stand. 
  69. 2020 Sunday: Today, global confirmed cases of ‘communist China’s gift to the world,’ COVID-19, aka the Kung Flu, stand at 3,506,729; confirmed deaths stand at 247,470, and recovered cases stand at 1,125,236.  In the United States, confirmed cases are 1,183,633; confirmed deaths rest at 68,276; and confirmed recoveries are 153,204.  Cases in China?  Not going to share them because they never change; such is communism.  Anyhow, President Donald J. Trump does a digital town hall from the Lincoln Memorial with Fox News Channel.  Of course, his Democrat enemies blast him for ‘doing it there.’  “Anywhere else other than the Lincoln Memorial” is what they cry and whine but anywhere Trump would have done it would have met the exact same criticisms.   
  70. 2021 Monday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 154,172,596 confirmed cases, +667,259, 3,226,725  confirmed deaths, +10,434, and 132,290,056 confirmed recoveries, +85,346.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,229,445 confirmed cases, UP 38,851 from yesterday’s reporting, 591,514 confirmed deaths, UP 443,[iv] and 25,907,570 confirmed recoveries, UP 129,706.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[v]   The FDA is giving Pfizer the okay to begin giving young people ages 12 to 16 the vaccinations next week.  
  71. 2021 Monday A: Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 276,831 CHI-VI deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another 421.44 days, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,812 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 186,702 deaths. 
  72. 2021 Monday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,747,850 confirmed cases, 61,965 confirmed deaths, and 1,995,600 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,245,843 confirmed cases, 35,307 confirmed deaths, and 1,812,615 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,654 confirmed cases, 484 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 409,585 confirmed cases, 5,567 confirmed deaths, and 200,937 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s recovery numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Maine, a place with two horrible senators: they have 62,092 confirmed cases, 790 confirmed deaths, but 0 confirmed recoveries as they won’t mention them.[vi]   
  73. 2021 Monday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,621 confirmed cases, 6,367 confirmed deaths, and 830,995 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Qatar, a country overloaded with way too many jihadists: 207,592 cases of the virus, 480 confirmed deaths and 194,090 confirmed recoveries.[vii]   
  74. 2021 Monday D:  Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,113.23, UP 238.38 points (+0.70%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,895.12, DOWN 67.56 points (-0.48%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,192.66, UP 11.49 points (+0.27%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $64.59 per barrel, +0.08 (+0.12%).  The price of GOLD is $1,790.30 per troy oz., -1.50 (-0.08%) while the price of SILVER is $26.90 per troy ounce, -0.06 (-0.22%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,235.00 per troy oz, +4.80 (+0.40%) while the price of COPPER is $4.51 per pound, -0.02 (-0.43%).[viii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,972.70 per troy oz, +2.02 (+0.07%).[ix] The price of RHODIUM is $29,500.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).[x]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.47 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.23.     In Nigerian Naira, one greenback equals 408.50 and in Norwegian Krone, a buck equals 8.29 and in Omani Rial, one dollar equals 0.39 of theirs.[xi]  
  75. 2021 Monday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.045 per gallon, $2.776 in Florida, $3.781 in Hawaii, and $3.474 in Washington state.[xii]    Let’s look at one other location- New Jersey: $2.944.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the eighth lowest gasoline price in the world- Turkmenistan: $1.621 per U.S. Gallon.[xiii]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,244,516,078,045 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xiv]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  76. 2021 Monday F: Foreign News / Overseas News– A new report says that Xi Jinping- dictator of the People’s Republic of (Communist) China and possible overlord of the world- has been planning on taking control of the Internet since 2017.  Only President Donald J. Trump stood in his way and look at what happened to the 45th president.  Speaking of the Chi-Coms, we also learn today that Hunter Biden still maintains a stake in a Chi-Com equity firm.   Also, regarding the Chi-Coms, the United Kingdom announces it’s going to step up the fight against Chi-Com intelligence-gathering operations around the world.  In other news regarding the communist Chinese, as if we don’t have issues with the thugs in Beijing already, it appears that the out-of-control rocket they launched into the atmosphere as part of their space program could come down somewhere in the United States.  That’s the Chi-Coms for you.  Finally, in other foreign/overseas news, Hillary Rodham Clinton says that the ‘Afghan troop pullout will bolster the Taliban and other terrorists.’
  77. 2021 Monday G: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– The Biden regime plans on reuniting illegal alien families that have been separated while in custody.  Awesome, Joe, simply awesome.  We say, ‘reunite them in their home countries.’  Meanwhile, people are blasting “Kooky Kamala” Harris over her being given new responsibilities but still cannot find time to visit the U.S.-Mexico border.  WTF?
  78. 2021 Monday H: Joe Biden Regime News I– Senator John Kennedy, R-LA, says there’s NOTHING free in the Biden regime’s infrastructure plan.  Amen.  Regarding the ‘infrastructure bill,’ Senator Elizabeth Warren, DS-MA, supports the idea of a ‘Democrat-backed infrastructure bill without any Republicans.’   Meanwhile, the Biden regime is raising the annual quota on refugee resettlement from 15,000 under President Donald J. Trump to 62,500.  WTF!  Speaking of the 45th president, he says that the ‘2020 Presidential Election will forever be remembered as the “BIG LIE,” which it most definitely was.
  79. 2021 Monday I: Political News I– A POS Democrat in Lamar County, Texas, Gary O’Connor- chair of the county’s Democratic Party- is facing a barrage of calls demanding his resignation after he referred to Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, as an “Oreo.”  This is a vile form of slander but when it comes from Democrats, seldom do they get in trouble.  This punk needs to go NOW.   Speaking of the Lone Star State, many see the GOP wins as signs of what awaits the Republican Party in 2022.   Speaking of the BIG Texas wins, President Donald J. Trump says that the Dems, NOT the RINOs, are giving him credit for what happened in Texas.  Speaking of RINOs, GOP pundits expect that Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, will be out of the party’s leadership by the end of the month.
  80. 2021 Monday J: Political News II–  In Florida, some RINO Republicans are expressing fear over the new voting law designed to halt corruption and fraud.  They fear it could backfire on them, the terrified, trembling milquetoasts.  Oh, boohoo.  Stop sniveling, RINOs.  Next, people are outraged over the new WOKE CIA recruiting video.  Are we hiring the best or are we hiring pansies with weak minds?  How embarrassing.  Next, former Rep. Peter King, R-NY 2nd congressional district, says the ‘voters are fed-up’ with Governor Andrew “Killer” Cuomo, aka the Love Gov, aka the Gropin’ Gov.  In other shocking news, we now learn that Climate Czar John F. Kerry was making BIG BUCKS from fossil fuel investments prior to becoming the ‘climate czar,’ at which time he offloaded them.  What a loser.
  81. 2021 Monday K: Political News III– The U.S. Supreme Court won’t take a Maryland case regarding bump stocks.   Speaking of SCOTUS, Justice Clarence Thomas backs a former West Point cadet’s right to sue the academy over an alleged rape.   Elsewhere, Minnesota state Attorney General Keith Ellison says he is in favor of trying BAD COPS at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.  Meanwhile, it would appear that John McCain’s widow Cindy, is on the side against the Arizona 2020 Presidential Election audit which puts her up against state GOP leader Dr. Kelli Ward.  (Note- someone should suggest to Cindy she become a Democrat.  Enough is enough).
  82. 2021 Monday L: Miscellaneous News I– In Chicago over the past weekend, 7 people were shot dead while another 46 were wounded.  Nary a peep in protest to the ongoing mass shootings in the Windy City.   Speaking of guns, the FBI says gun sales are UP for the 16th straight month as people are rushing out to buy guns in advance of all the leftwing riotous thugs roaming the streets.  Good.  We sure the hell are buying guns.  Elsewhere, the judge deciding the NRA bankruptcy case will have a ruling sometime next week.
  83. 2021 Monday M: Miscellaneous News II– Racing champion Bobby Unser, an Indy 500 winner,   and a member of racing family elite, died at the age of 89.  Next, after 27 years of wedded bliss, Bill and Melinda Gates are throwing in the towel.   Elsewhere, the New Jersey Pine Mountain Golf Club has granted full access to women.  Wow.  Kind of late.  Moving on, an appeals court is going to decide a California law regarding trannys participating in scholastic sports.   Next, Intel is going to invest $3.5 billion in a chip-manufacturing plant in New Mexico.  Finally, scientists are breeding sea stars with which to repopulate and rebab the world’s warming oceans.  They are doing this in laboratories.  Uh, okay.
  84. 2022 Tuesday:  Let’s see what is occurring today.  Shall we?

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This artwork is #0819 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Mountain Evening.”  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 next album the record label of the Band released was “Platinum,” an album that hit record store shelves on September 24, 2018.  One finds a collection of 12 cuts from the original lineup that are all perfect doorways for new fans to open and follow.  As for older fans, this is a concise collection that reopens channels in audio into the brain that one can enjoy for years- if not decades- to come.   This is a worthy addition to any record collection which is why we encourage everyone to seek this album out, give it a good listen, and then add it to your growing collection in the format, condition, and the price that works best for you- you will be glad you did. 

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[i] We began promoting the music of the Troggs on Monday, 06-January-2020 and then Google Blogger slammed the door shut on us.  Go figure.  We hope to return to presenting the music of the greatest bands in the world one day so please, remain vigilant for the day that we do.

[ii] Martin Windrow’s “The Last Valley” De Capo Press (2006) is a main source of information on this brave fight against godless communism as is Time-Life Books series on Vietnam. 

[iii] We began promoting the music of this legendary British blues-rock band, Ten Years After, beginning on Tuesday, 01-March-2011 through Thursday, 24-March-2011.  We hope you will check them out because their music is as important today as it was 50 years ago.  Their performance at Woodstock in 1969 made them megastars.

[iv] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[v] Here is the link: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[vi] See United States COVID: 33,033,385 Cases and 589,110 Deaths – Worldometer (worldometers.info)..

[vii] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[viii] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[ix] Palladium PRICE Today | Palladium Spot Price Chart | Live Price of Palladium per Ounce | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com) See this site for daily trading in palladium.

[x] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xi] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xii] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xiii] Please see the following site for information on global gas prices: Gasoline prices around the world, 26-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com

[xiv] U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

118. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2022

2003 Wednesday: U.S. forces open fire on a group of Iraqi protesters in Fallujah, Iraq, after they began throwing things and making threats. This would be the focal point for the buildup to what would become known as the Battle of Fallujah in 2004, a make-or-break effort in the unnecessary invasion launched by the George W. Bush administration. (Note- we think this is a prime example of the Deep State influencing a president into a war and then when it goes wrong, they abandon them to their fate).

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118. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2022:

Yom HaShoah (Jewish Holiday), Lailat al-Qadr (Muslim Holiday), and Take our Sons and Daughters to Work Day

President (and U.S. Secretary of War) James Monroe; Associate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan; U.S. Secretaries of State William R. King, James A. Baker III, and Cyrus Vance; Italian Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini; the Allman Brothers featuring Chuck Leavell, INXS featuring Jimmy Barnes, King Crimson 1969, The Kingsmen featuring Jack Ely, Roxy Music featuring Eddie Jobson, the Steve Miller Band featuring Lonnie Turner, and T-Rex featuring Steve Currie:

  1. 357 Sunday: Emperor Constantius II visits Rome.
  2. 1164 Tuesday: The 170.2nd Roman Catholic Antipope Paschal III began his reign on this date.  Elected in opposition to Pope Alexander III and following his predecessor, Antipope Victor IV, Paschal III would guide his flock until September 22, 1168.
  3. 1635 Saturday: State leaders accuse Virginia Governor John Harvey of treason and remove him from office.
  4. 1655 Wednesday: English Admiral Blake and his fleet destroy a Tunisian pirate fleet.
  5. 1686 Sunday: The first volume of Isaac Newton’s “Principia Mathematic” undergoes publication.
  6. 1758 Friday: The fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.  He also served as the eighth U.S. secretary of war.  A Democratic-Republican, he served under President James Madison from September 27, 1814, to March 02, 1815, and then became president. 
  7. 1770 Saturday: Captain James Cook, aboard the Endeavour, lands at Botany Bay, Australia.
  8. 1788 Monday: Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
  9. 1789 Tuesday: Rebelling crewmembers led by Fletcher Christian aboard the British ship, HMS Bounty, set Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.  Bligh and most of his made it to Timor in 47 days thanks to the captain’s seamanship.
  10. 1817 Monday: The United States and Britain signed the Rush-Bagot Treaty, which limited the number of the naval vessels allowed in the Great Lakes.
  11. 1818 Tuesday: President James Monroe proclaimed naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
  12. 1896 Tuesday: The Addressograph underwent patenting by J.S. Duncan.
  13. 1898 Thursday: The 36th U.S. Secretary of State William R. King assumed his position on today’s date.  A Republican, he served under served under President William McKinley from today until September 16, 1898, before moving up to the federal courts.
  14. 1910 Thursday: Claude Grahame-White performed the first night flight in England on this date.
  15. 1914 Tuesday: W.H. Carrier patented the design of his air conditioner.
  16. 1915 Wednesday: The Allies finally bring a halt to German advances during the Second Battle of Ypres.   On the Eastern Front, a combined German-Austro-Hungarian army begins pushing the Russians back in western Poland.  Like a mail fist, the Germans pummel the Russians who had been making headway into Central Europe but were unprepared for what the Central Powers threw against them.
  17. 1916 Friday: In Lithuania, the Germans are able to make headway around Lake Naroch where the Russians had been launching one assault after another until bleeding themselves dry.  The Russians were once again trying to aid their Western Allies who were always begging them to sacrifice on their behalf so the French and British might be able to mount a successful offensive and push the Germans back.  Once again, it failed.
  18. 1918 Sunday: Gavrilo Princip, the assassin of Austro-Hungary’s Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, died in prison due to tuberculosis.   Meanwhile, British forces in the Mesopotamian Theater are able to push the Ottomans back to the Tigris River.  Everyone can sense the war is in its final stages; the question is, when will it end?  It would rage until November.
  19. 1919 Monday: The League of Nations undergoes founding on this date.
  20. 1930 Monday: The first organized baseball night game occurs at Independence, Kansas.  Elsewhere, in Houston, Texas, the 61st U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III died.  He began political life as a Democrat and then became a Republican. He served under President George H.W. Bush from January 25, 1989, to August 23, 1992.  Prior to this, Baker served his nation as its 67th U.S. Treasury Secretary.  In this capacity, he served under President Ronald Reagan from February 04, 1985, to August 17, 1988.
  21. 1932 Thursday: Scientists announced the creation of the yellow fever vaccine on this date.
  22. 1937 Wednesday: Future Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was born in the village of al-Oja near the desert town of Tikrit.  Elsewhere, the first commercial air flight across the Pacific Ocean occurs on this date.  Elsewhere, the first animated-cartoon electric sign went on display on a building on Broadway in New York City.  Douglas Leight was the creator of this innovation.
  23. 1939 Friday: German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler claims that the non-aggression pact between Poland and Germany is still in effect.
  24. 1940 Sunday: Rudolf Hess becomes camp commandant at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.  Elsewhere, Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000” on this date.
  25. 1941 Monday: All remaining British troops in Greece surrender to the Axis troops.  The ones that could be evacuated were taken to North Africa via Crete and Malta.  With this victory, the Germans can return their gaze to the Soviet Union, originally scheduled for early-to-mid-May 1941 but now set back to June 1941. 
  26. 1943 Wednesday: In the North African Theater, combined German-Italian troops of the Afrika Korps launch a major counterattack to dislodge Allied gains.  As long as they can keep Allied forces tied up in this theater, it prevents them from being sent elsewhere. 
  27. 1944 Friday: In Washington, D.C., U.S. Navy Secretary Frank Knox dies.  Appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on July 11, 1940, Secretary Knox suffered a series of heart attacks that took his life today at age 70.  James Forrestal would take his place.
  28. 1945 Saturday: In Giulino, Azzano, Italy, Italian partisans executed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, as they attempted to flee the country aboard a German convoy.  Elsewhere, Eddie Jobson—future violinist with Roxy Music[i]—is born in Billingham, England, on this date.  
  29. 1946 Sunday: The Allies indicted Japanese war criminal Hideki Tojo with 55 counts of war crimes on this date.  He would eventually go to the gallows.
  30. 1947 Monday: Thor Heyerdahl and his balsa wood craft Kon-Tiki set sail from Peru to Polynesia. He did this to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia.  The trip began in Peru and took 101 days to complete the crossing of the Pacific Ocean.
  31. 1950 Friday: Future comedian, Jay Leno, is born in New Rochelle, New York.
  32. 1951 Saturday: The Majlis, the parliament of Iran, elects Mohammad Mosaddegh prime minister of the country. 
  33. 1952 Monday: War with Japan officially ended as a treaty signed in San Francisco the previous year took effect.  Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, General Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as U.S. Supreme Commander in Europe; General Matthew B. Ridgeway replaced him.  Elsewhere, Chuck Leavell—future pianist with the Allman Brothers Band[ii] and with the Rolling Stones[iii] since the 1990s—is born in Birmingham, Alabama, on this date.
  34. 1954 Wednesday: French Union troops are in good spirits that Operation Condor- the effort to open a tunnel through which the remaining defenders at Dien Bien Phu can make a breakout should all go bad in and around the base- is making satisfactory progress.  French Foreign Legionnaires and Laotian troops are fighting through one communist position after another but still, it will require another two weeks at least to be able to link up with the garrison.  Still, supplies and reinforcements are having a challenging time getting in due to the weather conditions and the iron ring of AA batteries surrounding French positions.  However, Legion paratroopers are crawling out into No-Man’s Land from Liliane 3 engaging communists in their trenches in hand-to-hand and grenades combat.  Every communist killed is a victory for freedom.[iv]
  35. 1956 Saturday: The last French troops leave Vietnam.  Had they received more troops from France and from Algeria and Morocco, they might have been able to scrub out the communists and to keep French Indochina a bastion of freedom; however, their government let them down and allowed the communist scum to take control of the country.  Meanwhile, future vocalist with the Australian rock band, INXS[v], from 1998-present—Jimmy Barnes—is born in Glasgow, Scotland, on this date.
  36. 1958 Monday: The United States conducted the first of 35 nuclear test explosions in the Pacific Proving Ground as part of Operation Hardtack I.
  37. 1960 Thursday: Future 112th Associate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is born in Manhattan, NY, on this date.  She would be the second pick nominated by President Barack Obama to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States, filling the seat of outgoing Associate Justice John Paul Stevens.  Kagan is a member of no political party.  She took her seat on the high court on August 07, 2010.  
  38. 1962 Saturday: In the Sahara Desert of Algeria, a team led by Red Adair used explosives to put out the well fire known as the Devil’s Cigarette Lighter.  A pipe rupture caused the fire on November 06, 1961.
  39. 1963 Sunday: At Broadway’s Tony awards, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” was named best play while, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” won best musical.
  40. 1965 Wednesday: U.S. Marines invade the Dominican Republic to put down uprisings and remain there until October 1966.
  41. 1967 Friday: Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali refused to undergo induction into the U.S. Army, the same day General William C. Westmoreland told Congress the U.S. “would prevail in Vietnam.”
  42. 1969 Monday: English progressive rock band King Crimson[vi] with Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, and Greg Lake debut.  Elsewhere, Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.
  43. 1980 Monday: President Jimmy Carter accepted the resignation of the 57th U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance who had opposed the failed rescue mission aimed at freeing American hostages in Iran.  Edmund Muskie would succeed him on May 08, 1980, after being confirmed in the U.S. Senate.   A Democrat, Vance served in this position from served from January 20, 1977, until today.
  44. 1981 Tuesday: In Portugal, bassist with the British rock band, T-Rex[vii], Steve Currie, lost his life in a car crash on this date.
  45. 1985 Sunday: The largest sandcastle in the world underwent completion near St. Petersburg, Florida, on this date.  The structure was four stories tall.
  46. 1988 Thursday: A flight attendant died, and more than 60 people injured when part of the roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 tore off during a flight from Hilo to Honolulu.
  47. 1989 Friday: Iranian frothing-at-the-mouth Shiite zealots go crazy over Salman Rushdie’s novel, “Satanic Verses,” calling it ‘blasphemy’ and demanding the death of the author around the world—FUCK Islamist lunatics!   This is why God gave us the neutron bomb: to use on jihadist scumbags such as the Iranian mullahs and their hierarchy of religious crackpots.
  48. 1990 Saturday: The musical “A Chorus Line” closed after 6,137 performances on Broadway.
  49. 1992 Tuesday: The U.S. Agriculture Department unveiled a pyramid-shaped recommended-diet chart on this date.
  50. 1993 Wednesday: The first “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” promoted by the New York-based Ms. Foundation, was held to boost the self-esteem of girls by having them visit a parent’s place of work.  Later, the event expanded to include sons, as well.  
  51. 1994 Thursday: Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and wife Rosario plead guilty to spying.
  52. 1996 Sunday: Martin Bryant shoots and kills 35 in Port Arthur, Tasmania— the United States is NOT the only one to suffer mass shootings.
  53. 2003 Wednesday: U.S. forces open fire on a group of Iraqi protesters in Fallujah, Iraq, after they began throwing things and making threats.  This would be the focal point for the buildup to what would become known as the Battle of Fallujah in 2004, a make-or-break effort in the unnecessary invasion launched by the George W. Bush administration.  (Note- we think this is a prime example of the Deep State influencing a president into a war and then when it goes wrong, they abandon them to their fate). 
  54. 2004 Thursday: In Fallujah, Iraq, violent jihadists begin assaulting U.S. forces.  This leads to amplified intensity on both sides as the American troops call in fire missions and air support such as C-130 gunships which come in station on scene and begin riddling the jihadis with gatling guns and rockets.  A recent poll released by CNN says that a majority of Iraqis see the Americans as OCCUPIERS while a small minority sees them as liberators.  What a flipping mess. 
  55. 2005 Friday: Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez visits Havana, Cuba, so the two communist nations can foster better relations. 
  56. 2006 Saturday: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has brought a lawsuit against the George W. Bush administration alleging that the Bush administration and allies such as AT&T and the NSA maintain secret computer rooms where the Bush administration conducts surveillance on not only foreign terror suspects but on the American people.  The Bush administration then demonstrates that what the EFF alleges to be true is true by trying to use the State Secrets Privilege to block the lawsuit against AT&T and the NSA.  President Bush- why not flipping just say that YOU are spying on the American people?  WTF?  (Never really liked the Bushes but this is bad, really bad).
  57. 2007 Sunday: The so-called ‘religion of peace’ is busy today.  In Iraq, a mosque in Karbala suffers a suicide bombing that blows 55 worshippers up and, on their way, to meet with Allah far sooner than any of them may have planned.  Meanwhile, farther east in Pakistan, a suicide bombing there blows another 22 people to meet with Allah while also wounding several government officials and loads of other people going about their daily lives. 
  58. 2008 Tuesday: The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services announces that of the 53 girls they rescued from the breakaway Mormon church at the YFZ Ranch, at least 31 of the girls between ages 14 and 17 are pregnant.   Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds an Indiana law requiring voter ID during elections.
  59. 2009 Wednesday: RINO Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania decides to leap aboard the Obama train hoping to ride to future success on the coattails of the Bamster.  He switches from being a ‘Republican’ to being a Democrat.  Woo-ooo, good for you, loser.  A year later, the self-serving maggot would lose his seat to Pat Toomey.  No one likes rats, Senator Specter, no one.
  60. 2010 Thursday: A Palestinian mob approaches the Gaza-Israeli border and the are heaving chunks of concrete, rocks, and setting things on fire.  The Israeli Defense Forces eventually are forced to defend themselves and a young Palestinian man lies dead while the rest of them scramble off like the rats they are.  Gaza, do something to help your people instead of maintaining them in generational poverty and misery.  It’s not Israel’s fault.
  61. 2011 Friday: Thanks to the Obama Administration’s horrible handling of the U.S. economy and for pushing Obamacare, Panasonic Corporation reportedly plans to announce it will cut 40,000 jobs.  Meanwhile, troublemaker former one-term U.S. President Jimmy Carter shares his views on North Korea with the world.  He just returned from visiting the godforsaken country and says that the ‘U.S. and South Korea must stop starving the North Korean people, that it’s a violation of human rights’ and a whole bunch of other crap.  Jimmy: STFU.
  62. 2012 Sunday: The government of Bashar al-Assad accuses UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon of ‘encouraging attacks on the government.’  Elsewhere, as Chi-Coms scour Beijing searching for blind dissident Chen Guangcheng who fled house arrest and into the streets, rumors are flying that he somehow made his way to the U.S. Embassy where he sought refuge.  Not good for U.S.-Chi-Com relations but it is what it is.
  63. 2013 Monday: During the new swearing in ceremony of Enrico Letta, an Italian man shoots and wounds two police officers outside Palazzo Chigi.  Elsewhere, original bassist with the Steve Miller Band[viii]—Lonnie Turner—died on this date in Lebanon, Oregon, at age 66.
  64. 2014 Tuesday: The United States and its European allies hit more than two dozen Russian government officials, executives, and companies with new sanctions as punishment for their country’s actions in the Ukraine.  Meanwhile, two dozen tornadoes ripped through Mississippi, killing 14 people.
  65. 2015 Wednesday: In Terrebonne, Oregon, Jack Ely of the Kingsmen- “Louie-Louie” fame- died from an unknown illness at age 71.
  66. 2016 Friday: Former Republican U.S. Senator Conrad Burns, Montana 1989-2007, dies at age 81.
  67. 2018 Saturday: The government of India announces that every village in the nation is now supplied with electricity, a major milestone.   Elsewhere, the trials of eight people alleged to be members of ISIS begins.  These scumbags have been accused of launching car bombings and shootings in Tehran and if convicted will be dangling at the end of construction cranes. 
  68. 2019 Sunday: Disney’s Marvel movie, “Avengers: Endgame,” becomes the first film to generate more than a billion dollars on its release- in this case, $1.2 billion.  Wow.  Meanwhile, in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” “The Long Night” episode surpasses “The Lord of the Rings” Battle of Helms Deep (44 minutes) for the longest battle scene in movie history with a gory battle almost 88 minutes in length.  It’s a great one to be sure.  Look for it.   Elsewhere, in West Chester Township, Ohio, police stumble upon four family members shot to death in an apartment.  They are searching for the killer.  
  69. 2020 Tuesday: News continues to break about “Pro-China Joe” Biden’s sexual assault of then-U.S. Senate staffer Tara Reade in 1993.  Meanwhile, Hillary Rodham Clinton- mum about those assault allegations- endorses former Vice President Biden for president on this day.  On the COVID-19 front, confirmed cases around the world now sit at 3,083,467 what with confirmed deaths at 213,824 but 915,988 confirmed recoveries.   In the United States, confirmed cases rests at 1,033,721, confirmed deaths at 58,947, but number of confirmed recoveries sits at 117,690, which is great.  Various states are reopening in bits and pieces and the outlook of Americans is that things are going to get better, and they are ready to return to work now.  Meanwhile, calls continue going out as to why famed ‘anti-fascist group,’ ANTIFA, is not in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and other states with left-wing despotic governors doing battle with these would-be dictators. 
  70. 2021 Wednesday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 149,036,962 confirmed cases, +1,092,267, 3,141,143  confirmed deaths, +39,173, and 127,736,203 confirmed recoveries, +73,711,824.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 32,983,695 confirmed cases, UP 608,093 from yesterday’s reporting, 588,337 confirmed deaths, UP 9,175,[ix] and 25,584,727 confirmed recoveries, UP 24,064.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[x] 
  71. 2021 Wednesday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, there have been 273,886 CHI-VI deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another four to five weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    
  72. 2021 Wednesday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,736,197 confirmed cases, 61,480 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,222,546 confirmed cases, 35,030 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,397 confirmed cases, 478 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 400,386 confirmed cases, 5,510 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Montana, a state with a superb governor: they have 108,402 confirmed cases, 1,556 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[xi]   The White House is slamming Joe Rogan for being so brash as to urge healthy young people NOT to get the Chi-Vi vaccine.  We concur.  We aren’t getting this s**t.  Meanwhile, Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 pill could be out at the end of 2021.  In other news, the New York Times says that Governor Andrew “Killer” Cuomo aka the Love Gov aka the Gropin’ Gov went to great lengths to cover up the massive number of deaths he caused by sending COVID-19-positive patients BACK into nursing homes thus to infect and then eliminate them.  This is diabolical and this thug must go to prison.[xii]
  73. 2021 Wednesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,285 confirmed cases, 6,361 confirmed deaths, and 830,273 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Slovenia, the birthplace of the greatest first lady in U.S. history: 238,421 cases of the virus, 4,236 confirmed deaths and 223,286 confirmed recoveries.[xiii]    
  74. 2021 Wednesday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,820.38, DOWN 164.55 points (-0.48%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 14,051.03, DOWN 39.19 points (-0.28%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,183.18, DOWN 3.54 points (-0.085%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $63.65 per barrel, -0.21 (-0.83%).  The price of GOLD is $1,781.60 per troy oz., +7.70 (+0.43%) while the price of SILVER is $26.24 per troy ounce, +0.15 (+0.59%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,222.10 per troy oz, +9.90 (+0.82%) while the price of COPPER is $4.50 per pound, 0.00 (-0.01%).[xiv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,927.18 per troy oz, -14.70 (-0.50%).[xv] The price of RHODIUM is $28,600.00 per troy oz., -200.00 (-0.69%).[xvi]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.48 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.90.     In Libyan Dinar, one greenback equals 4.47 and in Macanese Pataca, a buck equals 8.00 and in Macedonian Denar, one dollar equals 50.73 of theirs.[xvii]  
  75. 2021 Wednesday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Three States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.00 per gallon, $2.794 in Florida, $3.782 in Hawaii, and $3.427 in Washington state.[xviii]    Let’s look at one other location- Montana: $2.817.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the third lowest gasoline price in the world- Angola: $0.923 per U.S. Gallon.[xix]  Much to be said for the former Portuguese colony.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,224,518,271,345 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xx]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  76. 2021 Wednesday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Joe Biden is sending $310 million to Guatemala to ‘help them’ stem the tide of illegal aliens flowing north through their country to the United States; we’ll see.  Speaking of the border, Customs and Border Patrol reports that last month, the feds took 170,000 illegal aliens into custody.   Elsewhere, the Biden regime-controlled U.S. Department of Justice has quietly repealed Trump era restrictions on the amount of federal aid going to ‘sanctuary cities’ and ‘sanctuary states.’   Meanwhile, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is blasting the Biden regime for NOT permitting him entry into the illegal alien holding pens in Donna, Texas.
  77. 2021 Wednesday G: Joe Biden Regime News I– U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm is receiving loads of criticism over the numerous conflicts of interest surrounding her such as her connections to an electric vehicle automaker.   The secretary has millions of dollars of stock in Proterra, a company that will benefit- as will she- depending upon which way she goes in doling out taxpayer dollars.  Wow.  Next, Joe Biden taps anti-Trumper Harris County, Texas, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement, aka ICE.   Meanwhile, tonight’s ‘Joe Biden address to a joint session of Congress’ will be devoid of a ‘designated survivor.’  So says White House Press Secretary Jen “Circle Back” Psaki because hardly anyone will be in attendance.  
  78. 2021 Wednesday H: Joe Biden Regime News II– Tonight is the NIGHT, folks, Joe is going to reveal yet another multi-trillion bill, his so-called “Family Plan,” that will require of ALL Americans forced preschool for 3-and-4-year-olds so we can indoctrinate the kids at an earlier age and teach them to rat out their parents.  This is NOT good, and parents must resist this crap.  Political strategist says that Joe Biden ‘won’t reveal the sticker shock’ which means it is going to be COSTLY.   Next, Joe Biden is going to name longtime Marxist political hack, Rahm “Dead Fish” Emanuel to become U.S. ambassador to Japan.  Finally, former governor and Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens says that “Biden-Harris first one-hundred days is marked by failure.”  You are preaching to the choir, sir.  (Note- although we mentioned this yesterday, we will mention it again- the Washington Post, aka WAPO, says it ‘won’t fact check “Pro-China Joe” Biden the way it did President Donald J. Trump.’  Wow).[xxi]
  79. 2021 Wednesday I: Foreign News / Overseas News I– Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the ‘Biden administration (i.e., the regime) displays schizophrenic undertones as it seeks de-escalation and confrontation at the same time.’  Absolutely true.  Next, as the truth continues to hit the presses over Climate Czar John F. “Lurch” Kerry’s numerous Logan Act violations in doing business with Iran while a private citizen, Congressman Michael McCaul, R-TX 10th congressional district, says that the allegations against ‘Lurch’ appear to be ‘somewhat treasonous.’   Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, R-CO 3rd congressional district says, ‘Kerry MUST resign.’  We concur.  Elsewhere, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken acknowledges that the U.S. pullout of Afghanistan could lead to a takeover of the country by the Taliban.  Finally, the U.S. sees major rollbacks on the sanctions placed atop Iran so the U.S. can return to the bogus Iran nuclear deal.
  80. 2021 Wednesday J: Whacked-Out News Of The Day– In the craziest news of the day, we learn that crackhead/pedophile presidential son, Hunter “Crack Pipe” Biden is going to teach a class on FAKE NEWS at New Orleans’ Tulane University.  WTF?  In other whacked-out news, Democrats are demanding that the FCC block the sale of a popular radio station so that Miami Latinos CANNOT listen to conservative talk radio.  WTF?  Meanwhile, co-founder of the San Francisco-based $2 billion startup company, Iterable, Justin Zhu, was fired for micro-dosing LSD prior to a board meeting back in 2019.  Seems rather late to be terminating someone for something that occurred 2.5-3 years ago.  Strange.  Finally, a contestant on “Jeopardy!” made the ‘OK’ gesture and is under fire for being a white supremacist.  People, give it a F***ING REST already.  Enough is enough.
  81. 2021 Wednesday K: Political News I– Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, says that while the Dems claim to SUPPORT Israel, they put forth a true anti-Semite POS such as Colin Kahl for the No. 3 position at the Pentagon: the undersecretary for policy.  (Note- Mr. Kahl says he will take a bipartisan approach to his job.  Boy, oh, boy, oh, boy- what a guy).  Next, President Donald J. Trump says of Congresswoman Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, that in so many words, she is a ‘LOSER.’   Moving on, Governor Doug Ducey, RINO-AZ, is trying to save his job by signing a tough abortion bill preventing abortion for genetic abnormalities.   Meanwhile, Congressmen Jeff Duncan, R-SC 3rd congressional district, and Doug Lamborn, R-CO 5th congressional district, are pushing back HARD on the Biden’s regime pushing of the bogus Critical Race Theory which is Critical Race Theory BS.  Good for you gentlemen!  Finally, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says, ‘don’t denigrate Arizona’s 2020 Election audit.’  Amen.
  82. 2021 Wednesday L: Political News II– In some shocking news today, the feds swooped down on ‘America’s Mayor’ and Donald J. Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment and removed all of his electronic devices in an early morning raid.  Mr. Giuliani offered to meet with the authorities and to hand over his devices but no, much like they did during the raid on Roger Stone’s home, they wanted to INTIMIDATE the man, trying to tie to him the crimes committed by Hunter Biden in the Ukraine.  Likewise, they also raided the home of Victoria Toensing and Joe DiGenova, two more big Trump supporters and legal eagles.   In other news, as California Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom continues to whine and cry over the recall effort against him, one of the recall advisers says that ‘one-third of the signatories are Democrats, one-third are independents, and one-third are Republicans.’  Everyone wants Gavin Newsom OUT of office ASAP.[xxii]   Finally, Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is working with Stephen Miller to defeat Joe Biden’s RACIST policies on equity rather than equality when it comes to providing aid to farmers.
  83. 2021 Wednesday M: Crime And Punishment News / Law Enforcement News– An alternate juror on the Derek Chauvin murder trial says that ‘mob riots, protests, and the racial climate did NOT influence the jury’s decision.’  Sure.  Uh huh, of course not.  Next, following a cop shooting of a black suspect, a North Carolina judge denies a request for the video cam footage.   Next, a video shows that a California man died while the cops were holding him.  Here we go again.   Regarding firearms, a new poll shows that support for heavier gun laws is lacking support among the American people.
  84. 2021 Wednesday N: Notable Departure– NASA Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins is dead at the age of 90.
  85. 2021 Wednesday O: California Lottery Results / Super Lotto And Powerball Draws–  Here are the results for the Super Lotto Draw #3555 with a $41 million pot on the line tonight: 14, 18, 19, 33, 37, and Mega 19.  Out of 116,245 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person with FIVE numbers BUT NO MEGA for a prize of $41,234.  The winning ticket was sold at a Chevron in Coarsegold, CA 93614.   Next, here are the results for the Powerball Draw #841 with a $116 million pot on the line: 16, 18, 35, 39, 53, and Powerball 21.   Out of 55,428 winning tickets in California, the highest winner was ONE person who had FIVE numbers but NO Powerball for a prize of $859,829.  The winning ticket was sold at Stater Brothers 188 in Grand Terrace, CA 92313.
  86. 2021 Wednesday P: The Wrap-Up– Amazing to see Joe Biden’s ‘address’ in which, he praised the police, noting most of them are okay.  Here is how socialism works- you grind law enforcement and the military in the dirt, kick them in the teeth, beat them up, purge them, and then when they can take no more, you make a deal: IF you don’t want things to return to the way they were- you being public enemies and all- you will now serve as storm-troopers and go after our enemies.  YOU can do whatever you want to them and without any oversight or parameters.  This is evil- glad I am now in Israel- Mo.  We love and cherish our freedoms… Meanwhile, the three people involved in the death of Ahmaud Arbery have been indicted on hate crimes charges.   A federal grand jury indicted Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan today which is good.  These three crackers have much for which to answer.
  87. 2022 Thursday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 512,067,467 confirmed cases, +785,425, 6,255,853 confirmed deaths, +2,360 and 465,824,561 confirmed recoveries, +566,075. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,950,138 confirmed cases, UP 61,891 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,020,124 confirmed deaths, UP 350,[xxiii] and 80,618,357 confirmed recoveries, UP by 32,438.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxiv]
  88. 2022 Thursday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 570,831 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- intellectually inadequate old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number seen by the Trump administration in a year of the raging coronavirus pandemic. Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,645 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus.  From this point forward, ALL COVID-19 deaths are atop Joe Biden.  He has surpassed President Donald J. Trump’s 15-month number by 206,076 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 463 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  89. 2022 Thursday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,216,406 confirmed cases, 90,343 confirmed deaths, and 8,963,856 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,964,981 confirmed cases, 73,928 confirmed deaths, and 5,816,157 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 248,405 confirmed cases, 1,418 confirmed deaths, and 239,022 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,493,194 confirmed cases, 12,686 confirmed deaths, and 1,445,808 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Navajo Nation: they have 53,381 confirmed cases, 1,758 confirmed deaths, and 51,519 confirmed recoveries.[xxv]   
  90. 2022 Thursday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,071,491 confirmed cases, 10,695 confirmed deaths, and 4,033,472 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Nauru, 226th place on the list: 4 cases of the virus, 1 confirmed death and 3 confirmed recoveries.[xxvi]                         
  91. 2022 Thursday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,916.39, UP 614.46 points (+1.85%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,871.53 UP 382.60 points (+3.06%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,287.50, UP 103.54 points (+2.47%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $105.11 per barrel, +3.09 (+3.03%).  The price of GOLD is $1,894.80 per troy oz., +6.10 (+0.32%) while the price of SILVER is $23.17 per troy ounce, -0.30 (-1.26%).  The price of PLATINUM is $909.90 per troy oz, -0.50 (-0.05%) while the price of COPPER is $4.44 per pound, -0.04 (-0.86%).[xxvii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,249.53 per troy oz., +46.71 (+2.12%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,200.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,095,000.00 per CNY/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,039.00 per USD/T, -54.50 (-1.76%). The price of ZINC is $4,136.00 per USD/T., -83.50 (-1.98%).   The price of COCOA is $2,575.00 per USD/T, +7.00 (+0.27%).  The price of COFFEE is $218.40 per USD/T, +2.45 (+1.13%).  The price of CORN is $817.00 per USD/T, +1.50 (+0.18%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,043.80 USD 1,000 board feet -8.60 (-0.82%).[xxviii]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.62 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.95 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.45, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 70.25 of theirs.    In Rwandan Franc, one greenback equals 1,010.05 and in St. Helena Pound, a buck equals 0.80 and in El Salvadoran Colón, one dollar equals 8.75 of theirs.[xxix]       
  92. 2022 Thursday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.685 per gallon, $4.176 in Florida, $5.256 in Hawaii, and $4.691 in Washington state.[xxx]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Montana- $4.097.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the 30th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Chad: $3.206 per U.S. Gallon.[xxxi] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,414,818,869,159 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxxii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do which is not good- those two bastards should have met their ends on the chopping block.  As for holders of U.S. debt, after Luxembourg the SIXTH largest holder of U.S. debt is Brazil.  This nation holds $258,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  93. 2022 Thursday F: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis– Sensing that Joe Biden is on the verge of mental collapse, Russia once again warned the United States of potential retaliation over America’s asinine sanctions.   Meanwhile, Senator Steve Daines, R-MT, says he ‘witnessed ample signs of Russian war crimes in Ukraine’ during a recent visit to that war-torn country.  Next, reports continue to arise of the Russian navy employing dolphins to guard their Black Sea base at Sebastopol.  This has been tried before but has never proven successful.  Still, with the Russkies, one never knows.
  94. 2022 Thursday G: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis II– The Russians have raised rocket and missile attacks on Ukraine once again.  Several blasts rocked Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv, today.   The British minister of defense- Ben Wallace- says that ‘Russia could become a cancerous growth in Ukraine.’  Meanwhile, Dick Morris told Grant Stinchfield on Newsmax this evening that if Russia were to use tactical nukes in Ukraine, ‘all bets would be off, and the U.S. must put troops on the ground in direct conflict with the Russkies.’  This is becoming more ludicrous by the day.  We cannot fight a land war with Russia in eastern Europe, it’s impossible to do and will lead to the Chi-Coms becoming the world’s master.  Not good.
  95. 2022 Thursday H: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I– Vice President Kamala Harris has been the nation’s ‘border czar’ for the past 391 days and even worse, she has not arrived to do her job in 305 days.  Our estimates of the rising costs associated with rising numbers of illegal aliens continues breaking records every day.  The cost of caring for the illegal aliens the past 118 days is $752,442,887.  Next, the cost of caring for the detritus of the world since the Biden-Harris regime grabbed power on January 20, 2021, is $42,498,248,630.  The number of illegal aliens encountered at the border since January 01, 2022, is approximately 1,203,637.  Finally, the conservative low estimate of illegal aliens in the country is 46,635,294.  We believe the numbers to be closer to 95-to-130 million which is unsustainable for any country and must be fixed now.  Deport ALL of them.  Now.  (Sources for the AICPENDBLOG.COM Illegal Alien Numbers: Center for Immigration Studies, Department of Homeland Security, Federation for American Immigration Reform, Institute for Defense Analyses, Yale, MIT, and, of course, the God-given common sense each of us has at his or her disposal).
  96. 2022 Thursday I: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe II– Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, says the southern border is ‘broken because of Joe Biden’s attitude.’  George P. Bush, R-TX, says that the southern border is ‘out of control.’  Next, while testifying before the Congress, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says that the only solution for solving the border crisis is to give every illegal alien who has swarmed across it amnesty.  Folks, not only this insane, it’s also the kill stroke for the United States.  It’s over, it’s done, it’s finished.  In other border-related news, Governor Greg Abbott, R-TX, is seeking donations with which to bus illegal aliens into Washington, D.C.  While we think this is great, how about finding a way to push them back across the border into Mexico?   Simultaneously, Attorney General Ken Paxton, R-TX, is suing the Biden regime over its upcoming plan to lessen border security next month with the overturning of Title 42.  DHS Secretary Mayorkas says he believes there will be 18,000 or more encounters of illegal aliens per day once the pro-American Title 42 ends.  We must fight back against this evil.
  97. 2022 Thursday J: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News– (1) Pfizer: $50.55 (2) AstraZeneca: $67.22 (3) Novavax: $44.27 (4) Merck & Company: $88.61 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $183.59  (6) BioNTech: $143.40 (7) Moderna: $142.52.
  98. 2022 Thursday K: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News– (1) Raytheon: $98.09 (2) Boeing: $154.19 (3) General Dynamics: $242.20 (4) Lockheed Martin: $441.69 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $445.17.
  99. 2022 Thursday L: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News– (1) Ansell Ltd.: $26.22 (2) DuPont: $67.58 (3) 3M: $147.21 (4) Honeywell: $189.92  (5) Teijen: $1,388.00.
  100. 2022 Thursday M: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News– (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $28.06 (2) Beyond Meat: $39.82  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $69.55.
  101. 2022 Thursday N: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News– (1) Wal-Mart: $156.21 (2) Lowe’s: $205.13 (3) Home Depot: $312.04 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $562.00 (5) Amazon: $2,891.93.
  102. 2022 Thursday O: Joe Biden News I– Joe Biden endorsed a new bill that will funnel assets seized from Russian oligarchs to Ukraine.  Joe also asked Congress for an additional $33 billion in aid for Ukraine which means the Biden regime will most likely skim off 12-20-percent for the Biden Family’s coffers.
  103. 2022 Thursday P: Joe Biden’s Daily Disaster– A new Rasmussen poll pulls NO punches and says that a large majority of Americans blame Joe Biden for skyrocketing gas prices.   In other disastrous news for the Biden regime, the Chi-Coms and Iran are going to increase their mutual defense pact.  This is a direct slap in the face of slobbering Joe Biden.  In yet another problem for the feeble U.S. ‘president’- one who could not speak today at a ‘press conference’ of sorts without going totally BLANK in his thoughts, words, and speech- parental rights groups are pushing back with growing force over Joe’s suggestion that children do not belong to their parents but to the regime.  George Orwell could not have foretold the topics of his classic novel, “1984,” than what we are seeing today.
  104. 2022 Thursday Q: Joe Biden Regime News I– President Ron Klain, uh, excuse me, President Joe Biden, continues dangling the bait that the Biden regime could cancel all CURRENT student debt but not over $50,000.  Alas, it must be an election year for this carrot of the carrot of ‘reparations for slavery’ to be dangling in front of the young, dumb, and full of c*m voters.  Should Joe Biden cancel student loan debt, he will alienate all those who have struggled to pay their loans off who by far outnumber those who have not.
  105. 2022 Thursday R: Nancy Pelosi’s January 06-2021 False Flag Operation– The House select committee investigating (yeah, right) the FALSE FLAG EVENTS of January 06, 2021, announce their plan to hold at least eight public hearings, beginning in June, in the hope of somehow influencing the voters to vote ‘D’ on their ballots in November.  We suspect their ratings will be at the bottom of the crapper.  We also suspect the American people will become even more infuriated with the regime and its allies than they are now and if- we repeat- IF- the elections are honest, the Dems are going to go the way of the dinosaur.
  106. 2022 Thursday S: Big Tech News– CNN + threw in the towel today, two full days ahead of the scheduled shutdown on April 30, 2022.

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Record companies like making money and what better way to make money than to remaster an artist’s albums and compile them in a comprehensive box set that sells for $200?  “The Capitol Albums 1968-1977” came out on April 18, 2015, and features the work of the original line up from 1968 to 1977: “Music from Big Pink,” “The Band,” “Stage Fright,” “Cahoots,” “Rock of Ages,” “Northern Lights- Southern Cross,” and “Islands.”  What more could a dedicated fan- or a novice- want from an artist than a delightful package such as this one?  Look for it at Amazon.com, Discogs, AllMusic, eBay, or wherever else it is you shop for the absolute best in music- you will be so glad you did- that, we guarantee.

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[i] We presented the music of Roxy Music at the secondary blog and hope to do it at the main blog sometime within the next 3 years. At the secondary blog, we began promoting the music of this famed British band as well as of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, and Phil Manzanera beginning on Wednesday, September 07, 2016, through several successive months.  We hope you will seek them out.

[ii] When we present the music of the Allman Brothers Band, we will present the music of Gov’t Mule.  Stay tuned for further developments.

[iii] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members solo projects.

[iv] As is the norm, we visit Martin Windrow’s amazing book, “The Last Valley,” De Capo Press (2006) as well as Time-Life Books for relevant information on this critical fight against communism.

[v] We look forward to promoting the music of INXS sometime within the next 15 years or so.  We hope you will be there when we do.  We thank you.

[vi] We presented the music of this British prog-rock band, the amazing King Crimson, beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014.  We hope you will check them out and add them to your collection.

[vii] We hope to promote the music of this famous British band, T-Rex, sometime within the next five years.

[viii] We began promoting the music of the Steve Miller Band beginning on Wednesday, 27-July-2011 through Wednesday, 24-August-2011 and then did a second stint on Sunday, 20-April-2014.  We hope you will check the music of this amazing San Francisco, California, acid-rock blues band.

[ix] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 146,144,571 Cases and 3,097,090 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[x] Bing has returned to reporting update numbers (well, mostly).  Here is the link: (1) covid-19 u.s. and global statistics – Bing

[xi] See previous.

[xii] The Nazis labeled these people ‘Useless Eaters,” people who TOOK FROM society but NOT RETURNED to society.  Thus, they were economic drains on the state and had to be eliminated which is what Governor Cuomo did by sending sick patients back into places where a vulnerable population depended upon competent care.  The Nazis used carbon monoxide vans, but Cuomo sent the sick into places where they would do the most damage.  HE MUST go to prison.

[xiii] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: (1) covid-19 u.s. and global statistics – Bing

[xiv] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xv] Palladium PRICE Today | Palladium Spot Price Chart | Live Price of Palladium per Ounce | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com) See this site for daily trading in palladium.

[xvi] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xvii] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xviii] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xix] Please see the following site for information on global gas prices: Gasoline prices around the world, 19-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com.

[xx] U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

[xxi] The rebuttal to tonight’s ‘address to a joint session of Congress’ will be by Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, and he will present “My Family’s American Dream” story as an alternative to tonight’s mumbling, stumbling, rumbling, bumbling ‘speech’ by “Chi-Com Joe” Biden.  What a contrast: a senile old fool and a GOP rock star. 

[xxii] Actor Randy Quaid says he is considering a run for the governor’s gig.  Wow.

[xxiii] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xxiv] Here is the link: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xxv] See United States COVID: 33,033,385 Cases and 589,110 Deaths – Worldometer (worldometers.info)..

[xxvi] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xxvii] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xxviii] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xxix] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xxx] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xxxi] Please see the following site for information on global gas prices: Gasoline prices around the world, 26-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com

[xxxii] U.S. National Debt Clock: Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

114. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022

27. 1943 Saturday: The Germans are startled as they begin to clear the Warsaw Ghetto of its Jews. The Jews have guns, are firing back, killing German soldiers, and destroying German vehicles. In response, the Germans begin setting buildings on fire. However, the defenders in these buildings either fight to the death or retreat through pre-cut holes in walls or into the sewers to fight another day.

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114. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022:

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Peter Vivian Daniel; U.S. Secretary of Defense Louis A. Johnson; Badfinger featuring Pete Ham, Blondie featuring Nigel Harrison, Creedence Clearwater Revival featuring Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, “Diamond Dogs” by David Bowie, and the Electric Prunes featuring Preston Ritter:

  1. 858 Wednesday: St. Nicholas I succeeds the 104th Pope Benedict III to become the 105th Roman Catholic Pope.
  2. 1061 Wednesday: An English monk predicts that England will suffer destruction thanks to the passage of Haley’s Comet by the Earth.
  3. 1519 Thursday: Envoys of Montezuma II attended the first Easter Mass in Central America—at the behest of Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes.
  4. 1585 Wednesday: The reign of the 227th Roman Catholic Pope Sixtus V begins on this date.  He would guide his earthly flock from today until August 27, 1590.
  5. 1704 Thursday: The first regular newspaper in Colonial America, The Boston News-Letter hits publication.
  6. 1762 Saturday: Russia and Prussia sign a treaty of peace.
  7. 1784 Saturday: The future 28th associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court- Peter Vivian Daniel- was born in Stafford County, Virginia, on this date.  A Democrat, he was appointed to the nation’s high court by President Martin Van Buren to fill the seat vacated by 25th Associate Justice Philip Pendleton Barbour.  Daniel served on the Supreme Court from 01-10-1842 to 05-31-1860 when he died.
  8. 1792 Tuesday: Captain Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed the national anthem of France, “La Marseillaise,” on this date.
  9. 1800 Thursday: Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress and President John Adams signed it into being, which appropriates $5,000 to purchase “such books as may be necessary for use of Congress.”
  10. 1805 Wednesday: In Tripoli, North Africa, United States Marines attacked and captured the town of Derna.
  11. 1833 Wednesday: The creator of the soda fountain received a patent for the device.
  12. 1867 Wednesday: Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond, Virginia, streetcars.
  13. 1877 Tuesday: In defense of Romania, Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.  Meanwhile, the last Federal occupation troops withdraw from the South, departing through New Orleans, Louisiana, for home.  This would open the door to horrendous actions by Southern Democrats and their allies, the Ku Klux Klan.  Every Black American needs to recall who the REAL villains in their mistreatment were and have been: the two groups above are responsible for their persecution and for Jim Crow/Segregation laws.
  14. 1884 Thursday: In Atlanta, Georgia, the Black National Physicians Organization organizes.
  15. 1889 Wednesday: Thomas Edison and his business advisors organized the Edison General Electric Company.
  16. 1897 Saturday: William Price became the first reporter at the White House.
  17. 1898 Sunday: Spain declared war on the United States; the U.S. responded in kind the following day.
  18. 1913 Thursday: The 792-foot Woolworth Building, at that time the tallest skyscraper in the world, officially opened in Manhattan as President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button at the White House to signal the lighting of the structure.
  19. 1915 Saturday: What’s regarded as the start of the Armenian Genocide began as the Ottoman Empire rounded up Armenian political and cultural leaders in Constantinople.  Although persecutions against Christians had been ongoing since Turkey joined the Central Powers- German Empire, Austro-Hungary, and Bulgaria- they were going to step up the pressure, fearful that they would have enemies in their rear areas.  Elsewhere, on the Western Front, the Second Battle of Ypres continues as Germans continue making gains.  On the Eastern Front, the Austro-Hungarians are making headway in the western Ukraine against the Russian bear.
  20. 1916 Monday: Some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Uprising by seizing several key sites in Dublin; however, the British crushed it almost a week later.   The Irish felt that with the British occupiers suffering heavy losses in World War I, this might be a grand opportunity to drive them out of the Emerald Isle.
  21. 1917 Tuesday: Fighting continues to rage in the French countryside as British, French, and German forces throw all they have at one another.  Elsewhere, the Ukraine demands independence from Czarist Russia.
  22. 1918 Wednesday: Heavy fighting continues in the Somme as the Germans continue their all-out offensive to drive the Allies out of the war.  Starvation and lack of medicine is plaguing both sides in this titanic struggle, one that has another 4-5 months to go.   Meanwhile, the British and Turks announce a decision for a prisoner exchange.
  23. 1937 Saturday: In Lima, Ohio, future saxophonist with Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1972- Joe Henderson is born.
  24. 1940 Wednesday: German forces in Norway continue solidifying their positions as reinforcements arrive with which to counter the Brits who are trying to keep Norway free and independent.  However, preparations for the invasion of France continue as Germans continue building their troop strength up, much of it in the heavily wooded Ardennes Forest.
  25. 1941 Thursday: Resistance in Greece is dying as the Germans and their allied Axis troops continue pushing Greek and British defenders back to the southern portion of the country.  In Yugoslavia, resistance is also sputtering to an end.  Elsewhere, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt orders military leaders to keep track of all German Kriegsmarine movements so the information can be forwarded to the British government, on the sly of course, as the U.S. is not yet in the war.
  26. 1942 Friday: The Luftwaffe steps up its attacks against British heritage sites as heavy bombers target sites up and down the eastern coast of Great Britain.  The British are determined to withstand the assault while the Germans are doing their best to bomb them into submission.
  27. 1943 Saturday: The Germans are startled as they begin to clear the Warsaw Ghetto of its Jews.  The Jews have guns, are firing back, killing German soldiers, and destroying German vehicles.  In response, the Germans begin setting buildings on fire.  However, the defenders in these buildings either fight to the death or retreat through pre-cut holes in walls or into the sewers to fight another day.
  28. 1944 Monday: The first B-29 arrived in Nationalist China, flying ‘over the hump’ of the Himalayas.  Elsewhere, now that Italy is on the Allied side, their warplanes are flying sorties against their former German allies in the Aegean Sea attacking garrisons holding islands and ports.   The Germans respond with violence against Italian prisoners.
  29. 1945 Tuesday: Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, future drummer of both Creedence Clearwater Revival[i] and Creedence Clearwater Revisited, was born in Palo Alto, California, on this date in history.  Meanwhile in World War II, the Soviets continue their pincer movement around Berlin as one army begins fighting into the suburbs from the South while from the east, another is pummeling its way into the city from that direction.  Germans are still able to enter and exit the city at this time as the Soviets have not yet sealed the city off on all sides.  Hitler has a chance to fly out but won’t take it- or so we believe.
  30. 1949 Sunday: Future drummer of the psychedelic rock band, the Electric Prunes- Preston Ritter- is born on this date.[ii]
  31. 1951 Tuesday: Nigel Harrison—future bassist with the New York rock band, Blondie[iii] (1978-82 / 1997)—is born in Stockport, Cheshire, England, on this date.
  32. 1952 Thursday: Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the Gruen Guild Playhouse in an episode titled, “The Tiger.”
  33. 1953 Friday: British statesman Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  34. 1954 Saturday: After the heavy fighting on and around Huguette 6 last night and early this morning, French commanders in Dien Bien Phu understand that they no longer have the manpower on hand to launch major counterattacks against their communist opponents.  Losses last night were fierce with the loss of several units whose survivors were cobbled together into a new unit.   According to author Martin Windrow, morale was once again flagging on both sides as French defenders had been going with little sleep, few hot meals, and hardly any baths now for 45 days while the communists were scraping up reserves from across the countryside and trying to reinvigorate them for the third phase of the battle.  Casualties were horrendous for both sides. 
  35. 1961 Monday: Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 18 batters, becoming the first major-league pitcher to do so on two separate occasions.  Elsewhere, President John F. Kennedy accepted ‘sole responsibility’ for the disaster HE set in motion at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba.  He committed Cuban exiles to action to overthrow Fidel Castro and then in their hour of need, he abandoned them to death or to long prison terms in Cuban prisons.  
  36. 1962 Tuesday: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved the first satellite relay of a television signal, using NASA’s Echo 1 balloon satellite to bounce a video image from Camp Parks, California, to Westford, Massachusetts.
  37. 1963 Wednesday: In the 17th NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2.
  38. 1965 Saturday: New York Mets manager Casey Stengel wins his 3,000th game as the team’s manager.
  39. 1966 Sunday: The 2nd U.S. Secretary of Defense Louis A. Johnson died in Washington, D.C. at age 75.  A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from March 28, 1949, to September 19, 1950.
  40. 1967 Monday: Soviet astronaut Vladimir Komarov died when his craft crashed with a tangled parachute.  Meanwhile, the newest Greek regime banned the wearing of miniskirts.
  41. 1968 Wednesday: Leftwing student groups take over Columbia University in New York in protest of the war in Vietnam.
  42. 1970 Friday: China launches its first satellite Dong Fang Honk I which continually transmitted a song, “The East is Red.”  Flipping communist SOBS[iv].  
  43. 1971 Saturday: In Tampa, Florida, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers scores a TKO at the 0:33 second mark of Round 4 in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout over opponent, Willie Johnson.  This put Shavers’ record to 25-2.
  44. 1973 Tuesday: Albert Sabin reported that herpes viruses were factors in nine kinds of cancer.
  45. 1974 Wednesday: The NFL grants a franchise team to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Meanwhile, David Bowie[v] released “Diamond Dogs.”  
  46. 1975 Thursday: In Weybridge, Surrey, England, Peter Ham—guitarist/vocalist with the British rock band, Badfinger[vi]—committed suicide on this date by hanging himself from the rafters of his garage; he was just 27-years-old.
  47. 1980 Thursday: To rescue the American hostages being held in Tehran, Iran, the operation fails as the helicopters either crash or stall due to an unforeseen sandstorm.  Eight American special operations soldiers die as a result, this singular event seals the fate of President Jimmy Carter in the November elections.
  48. 1982 Saturday: In West Germany, 150 followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini assault the student dormitory at a college campus. 
  49. 1990 Tuesday: East and West Germany agree to merge currencies and economies as of July 01, 1990, on the road to German Reunification.  Elsewhere, the space shuttle Discovery lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope into orbit.
  50. 1992 Friday: In Switzerland, rocker David Bowie[vii] marries fashion model, Imam.   Meanwhile, in Raleigh, North Carolina, heavyweight boxer James “Bonecrusher” Smith scores a TKO in Round 8 of an 8-round bout over opponent, Danny Wofford, to put his pro record to 33-9-1.
  51. 1995 Monday: A package bomb linked to the Unabomber explodes, killing Gilbert B. Murray.  
  52. 2003 Thursday: Former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz surrenders to U.S. forces in Iraq.  Elsewhere, in North Charleston, South Carolina, heavyweight boxer Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall scores a 3rd round TKO over opponent, Dennis McKinney, to put his pro record to 40-7-1.
  53. 2004 Saturday: The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.   Meanwhile, the insurgency in Iraq is gathering steam as attacks on oil tankers in Basra occur as do suicide bombings around Sadr City that kill Iraqi government forces.  The bloom is quickly off the rose.  The U.S. should never have launched the invasion the previous year and yet, they did.  George W. Bush broke it; he now owns it.
  54. 2005 Sunday: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger undergoes inauguration as the 265th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, taking the papal name of Benedict XVI.   Meanwhile, in Kuwait, 7,000 angry Bengali workers storm the Bangladeshi embassy demanding redress for unpaid wages.  Elsewhere, Saudi Arabia arrest 40 Pakistani Christians brazenly practicing their faith in Riyadh.  NOT good, folks, not good…for them.
  55. 2006 Monday: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lifts a 27-year-old ban on women attending public sporting events.  Wow.  Modernization on the way?  Nope.   
  56. 2007 Tuesday: Hamas decides to do what it does best today: terrorism.  They launch a barrage of missiles, rockets, and mortar shells into neighboring Israel.  Scumbags.  Use neutron bombs on this human garbage to cleanse the region of their pestilence.  Elsewhere, Kevin Tillman, brother of NFL star and slain soldier in the Afghan War Pat Tillman, testifies before Congress accusing the Bush administration of manipulating his ‘friendly fire’ death into something with which to increase recruitment and support for the ongoing regime change wars.
  57. 2008 Thursday: Following the recent destruction of a nuclear facility in Syria by the Israelis, the United States reports that North Korean technicians helped the Syrians build the reactor.  Good thing the Israelis blew it up.  Meanwhile, following Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s BIG WIN in Pennsylvania this past Tuesday, she has raked in $10 million in donations.  Both she and her opponent, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-IL, are focusing their attentions on Indiana, the next big state in the primary battles.  Elsewhere, the United Nations is crying that the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip is preventing them from getting aid to the Palestinians.
  58. 2009 Friday: Not to be outdone by terrorists in Iraq yesterday, slavering jihadis carry out yet another suicide bombing in Baghdad, killing at least 80 people and wounding or crippling another 125.  Time to start lighting up the terrorists, we say, “Use neutron bombs, send these scumbags straight to hell.”  Elsewhere, North Korea plans to try two Current TV journalists they claim were on the soil, but evidence shows they were on the Chinese side of the Yalu River and were kidnapped by the North Koreans.  WTF?
  59. 2010 Saturday: Pakistani Taliban are launching attacks all over the place but especially against NATO supply lines.  The jihadist thugs torch six NATO fuel tankers and also blow up at least 30 people in a suicide attack on a prison van carrying thugs to prison.
  60. 2011 Sunday: Pope Benedict XVI performs Easter Mass at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City; he calls for dialogue and diplomacy to end Libya’s unrest.  Elsewhere, a group of Jewish worshippers decided to visit a holy site in the Palestinian-controlled city without coordinating their visit with Israeli Defense Forces as required by law.  They went and prayed without event; then, when returning home, they mixed it up with Palestinian law enforcement who lit them up and killed at least one of the worshippers and injured several others.  Obey the law.  
  61. 2012 Tuesday: The Obama-controlled Pentagon is creating a new intelligence service, the Defense Clandestine Service that will (supposedly) investigate threats to U.S. national interests coming from nations such as North Korea, the Chi-Coms, and Iran.  Good.  Just what we need.  Another flipping spy agency in the hands of Barack Hussein Obama.  Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera reports that the case against imprisoned Pfc. Bradley Manning must be thrown out due to prosecutorial misconduct.
  62. 2013 Wednesday: Americans learn the FBI and CIA had previous intelligence from Russia warning U.S. intelligence agencies about Tamerlane Tsarnaev’s extremist connections before the Boston Marathon bombings.   Meanwhile, in Manchester, Illinois, a mass shooting occurs leaving five dead and another one or two injured.  As police track down the shooter and engage, the gunman is killed.
  63. 2014 Thursday:  The Federal Communications Commission moves away from the idea of net neutrality, in which all Internet users can equally access and view content; the agency instead proposes to allow large companies to pay Internet service providers for access to faster streaming “lanes.”  Meanwhile, it sounds like President Barack Hussein Obama, aka the Bamster, listened to us yesterday.  He is blasting Russian dictator Vladimir Putin for waging a war of aggression in the Ukraine and is threatening additional sanctions on Moscow.
  64. 2015 Friday: As the civil war continues raging in Yemen, UNICEF reports that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of children have been slain, wounded, or maimed for life in the savage fighting there.  Iran is meddling in this war, stirring up trouble for the Saudis and the rest of the Sunni world.  They believe that if they can bring Shias to power in Yemen, they will have the Kingdom nearly surrounded.
  65. 2016 Sunday: With the U.S. silent about the upcoming joint military exercises with South Korea, North Korea moves up 300 ballistic missile launchers near the demilitarized zone on the chance they may have to go to war with both the U.S. and their southern neighbors.  Speaking of President Obama, he says the U.S. won’t be deploying ground troops to Syria and sadly, he believes the last nine months of his time in office will not see ISIS defeated.  (Note- because YOU never tried, Bamster).
  66. 2017 Monday: Arkansas puts their thumb in the eyes of the leftists as it becomes the first state to execute NOT one murderer but two on the same day, something that has not occurred since 2000.  Convicted murderers Jack Jones Jr. and Marcel Williams meet their Maker via lethal injection.
  67. 2018 Tuesday: President Donald J. Trump hosts his first state dinner for visiting French President Emanuel Macron.  Elsewhere, according to IFPI, streaming music service sales overtake that of CDs, LPs, and tapes.  Such a shame but young people are extremely unintelligent when it comes to sound quality.  Elsewhere, Thailand raises its hand and suggests that it would like to hold the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea.
  68. 2019 Wednesday: “Brave Leader” Kim Jong Un arrives in Vladivostok, Russia, aboard his armored private train for his first meetings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.  The talks will begin tomorrow.  Speaking of the ‘Brave Leader,’ four of his foreign ministry officials underwent execution over his failed second summit with President Donald J. Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, back in February.  Accused of handing over sensitive information to the Americans, these unlucky four were lucky enough that all they faced was the firing squad and not some bizarre other form of execution dreamed up by Chairman Kim Jong Un.   
  69. 2020 Friday: As of 22:00 hours, the current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world stands at 2,790,986; the current number of confirmed deaths worldwide sits at 195,920 but the confirmed recoveries sit at 781,382.  Sadly- thank you, communist China- the United States rapidly is approaching one million confirmed cases as this evening, we find 924,510 Wuhan Virus cases in the U.S.  Currently, we have 52,296 confirmed fatalities but 100,795 confirmed recoveries.   As for our People’s Republic of China ‘amigos,’ these scumbags claim (same every day) 88,423 confirmed cases with the same number of dead- 4,632 and 81,785 confirmed recoveries.  Everyone understands communists always lie and so they are.  As for the U.S. Stock Market, the DOW Jones Industrial Average closes at 23,775.27, up 260.01 (1.11%); the NASDAQ closes 8,634.52, UP 139.77 (1.65%), and the S & P 500 ends at 2,836.74, UP 38.94 (1.39%).  The U.S. is and will recover and the PRC will pay an exorbitant price for the perfidy they have committed against the world.
  70. 2021 Saturday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 145,943,305 confirmed cases, +1,138,820, 3,091,553  confirmed deaths, +17,685, and 84,040,856 confirmed recoveries, +820,175.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 32,185,302 confirmed cases (down from yesterday’s figures), UP 146,041 from yesterday’s reporting, 576,265 confirmed deaths (down from yesterday’s numbers), UP 1,847,[viii] and 119,074,832 confirmed recoveries.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[ix] 
  71. 2021 Saturday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 262,814 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- feeble old Joe, in another four to five weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    
  72. 2021 Saturday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,729,952 confirmed cases, 61,361 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,203,913 confirmed cases, 34,812 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,114 confirmed cases, 477 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 395,394 confirmed cases, 5,477 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Oregon, home of the most communists in the entire United States: they have 179,124 confirmed cases, 2,493 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[x]   
  73. 2021 Saturday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 837,974 confirmed cases, 6,350 confirmed deaths, and 829,696 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Denmark, a wonderful place to visit but not to live: 246,643 cases of the virus, 2,472 confirmed deaths and 234,431 confirmed recoveries.[xi]    
  74. 2021 Saturday D:   Friday’s Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,043.49, UP 227.59 points (+0.67%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 14,016.81, UP 198.40 points (+1.44%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,180.17, UP 45.19 points (+1.09%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $62.04 per barrel, -0.10 (-0.16%).  The price of GOLD is $1,776.70 per troy oz., -1.10 (-0.06%) while the price of SILVER is $26.05 per troy ounce, -0.02 (-0.10%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,232.00 per troy oz, -1.10 (-0.09%) while the price of COPPER is $4.33 per pound, 0.00 (-0.08%).[xii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,855.15 per troy oz, +18.52 (+0.65%).[xiii] The price of RHODIUM is $29,000.00 per troy oz., -200.00 (-0.68%).[xiv]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000020.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.49 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.82.     In Kazakhstani Tenge, one greenback equals 430.24 and in Lao Kip, a buck equals 9,405.00.[xv]  
  75. 2021 Saturday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Three States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.986 per gallon, $2.796 in Florida, $3.767 in Hawaii, and $3.407 in Washington state.[xvi]    Let’s look at one other location- Michigan: $2.832.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,209,453,921,257 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xvii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  76. 2021 Saturday F: Joe Biden Border Catastrophe News I–  Congressman Andy Biggs, R-AZ 5th congressional district, has been sharing photos on One America News (and probably other news networks as well) of ILLEGAL ALIENS being removed from holding pens and hotels along the border and dumped into airports in the region for transport to other parts of the country.  Yikes.   Elsewhere, “Kooky Kamala” Harris is being slammed, rightfully so, seeing as how 30 days have passed and the so-called ‘Border Czar’ has been nowhere near the flipping border.  WTF?   In other perplexing news, ICE ends placing fines on illegal aliens.  WTF about this, too?  
  77. 2021 Saturday G: Joe Biden News I– White House Press Secretary Jen “Circle Back” Psaki- not the brightest bulb in the pack to be sure- says that drooling old Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress will likely NOT have many attendees as we are all observing COVID-19 restrictions. Yeah, right.  Sure.  Flipping old Joe is going to be swinging at a lot of balls but connecting with very few of them so we cannot have anyone observing the senile old coot too closely. 
  78. 2021 Saturday H: 2020 Election News / Election Integrity– As Democrats continue trying to throw roadblocks in the path of the Maricopa County, Arizona’s recount and election integrity efforts, Steve Bannon asks an incredibly simple question: WHAT ARE THE DEMS AFRAID OF?  That’s it in a nutshell, what the f**k are the Democrats trying to prevent the American people seeing?   Meanwhile President Donald J. Trump calls on Governor Doug Ducey, RINO-AZ, to provide not only more support to the ongoing effort to achieve election integrity but also security so that it can proceed without rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth liberal lunatics trying to halt it.  President Trump questions WHY Democrats are so determined to STOP the ongoing efforts to find out what the hell happened in the early morning hours after Election Day 2020 and also says, the ‘results will be startling.’
  79. 2021 Saturday I: Foreign News / Overseas News– Indonesia announced today that their missing submarine is presumed lost and the crew dead.  How sad.  This is a horrible tragedy.  Next, Palestinians are behaving like they always do- like a bunch of Untermensch, this time in Jerusalem for the 11th night in a row.  Alas, what is their problem?  Well, since the start of Ramadan, they have been running amok in Jerusalem, causing Israeli Defense Forces to launch a harsh crackdown on the human garbage.  Meanwhile, their brethren across the border began firing rockets into Israel.  Sounds like someone is looking for a major ass-whooping, yet again.   Next, Southeast Asian nations have reached some sort of consensus over the crisis in Myanmar.  Hmmm, what are they going to do about it?  Finally, an avalanche near the Indo-Sino border sees 8 people killed but another 384 rescued.   Elsewhere, at least 27-30 people are dead in a Baghdad COVID-19 hospital blaze (probably set by jihadists being the kind, loving people they are).
  80. 2021 Saturday J: Social Media News–  President Donald J. Trump discussed his removal from Facebook and Twitter and notes that BOTH are extremely boring and that issuing press releases is much more elegant and informative.  Next, Mike Lindell of My Pillow fame presented his third program on the theft of the 2020 Presidential Election today, “Absolute Interference,” which is a mind-blower to see just how deep the hacks by the Chi-Coms were.  Lindell showed so much evidence that we do indeed hope that it ends up before the U.S. Supreme Court where- IF Chief Justice John Roberts does not behave as he normally does- things might change.
  81. 2021 Saturday K: COVID-19 News / Updates– It appears that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the Chi-Vi will soon be back online, even though continued reports of deaths and intensified menstrual cycles continue to predominate the news cycle.   Next, a new MIT study questions the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci dictates regarding wearing of masks and maintaining social distancing from fellow human beings.   MIT questions whether social distancing works while Republicans demand evidence from the Centers for Disease Control regarding the need for children but especially children under the age of TWO to wear flipping masks.  NO evidence says they should.   
  82. 2021 Saturday L: Law Enforcement And Crime And Punishment News I– First, an Oklahoma police officer, Nathan Ronan of the Lawton PD who was at the center of a deadly shooting has been cleared of ALL charges.  Next, the NYPD is searching for a gangbanging POS who drug one of theirs by a speeding vehicle before dumping him off in the streets.   Next, a guy in the Lone Star State was arrested after shooting a police officer in the shoulder.   Moving on, in the era of feeble old Joe Biden yet another gun crime occurs, this one on Bourbon Street in New Orleans in the wee hours of the morning where five people were shot (but none so far have died).   
  83. 2021 Saturday M: Law Enforcement And Crime And Punishment News II– Elsewhere, convicted murderer Derek Chauvin (whom we still believe is going to be cleared of all charges provided he is not shivved between here and there) could face added charges for an arrest back in 2017.  Boy, the radical left hates to let go, like a dog humping one’s pantleg.  Next, the U.S. Department of Justice has charged five people for defrauding Medicare of $65 million over the back brace scheme we think everyone has heard at least one sales pitch on the phone at one time or another.  Good.  Send them to prison, those ads were annoying.  Finally, Jeffrey Epstein’s close associate and procurer Ghislaine Maxwell pleads NOT guilty to loads more charges of sex trafficking.
  84. 2021 Saturday N: State News– Former Trump associate Mike Egan is running for the Texas 6th congressional district seat in a special election next month.   Elsewhere, Alabama passes a law that will allow student athletes to profit off their images and likenesses.   Next, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Republican, signed a bill that NULLIFIES all restrictions on guns.  However, the Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, Democrat, vetoed a bill that would lower the age for concealed carry firearm permits to 18.  That one is okay unless of course the individual is in law enforcement or the U.S. military.   Meanwhile, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, R-TX 2nd congressional district, shared an update with his voters about his remaining eye’s condition.  He hopes to have vision restored and for him to be back on the job.
  85. 2021 Saturday O: Stupid News Of The Day– In crazy news of the day, the fossilized mummy Joe Biden says, ‘MORE troops are heading to Afghanistan even though he claims- we repeat, CLAIMS- U.S. troops are coming home on September 11, 2021.’  Wow.  These people simply do not want to leave the flipping country.  Let the Chi-Coms have ‘em.   Meanwhile, as the Chi-Vi pandemic ebbs and flows, toilet paper prices are beginning to return to normal and supplies are hitting all-time highs.   In other STUPID news, an unnamed member of the Biden regime claims that U.S. sanctions on Russia are having their desired effect because the Russians ‘went home.’  Don’t count on it…next, Portland, Oregon, declare yet another riot after Antifa burns down a Boys & Girls Club.  When are you going to start shooting these scumbags?  A little bit of lead will stop the rioting like that.  BOOM!
  86. 2021 Saturday P: Miscellaneous News I– Senator Bill Cassidy, RINO-LA, says, ‘the GOP infrastructure bill will provide more for less.’  Next, Representative Buddy Carter, R-GA 1st congressional district says that Joe Biden’s ‘New Deal’ hurts poor people the most.  Next conservative icon Ari Hoffman is taking over the helm at Seattle’s KVI radio station.   Moving on, George P. Bush is eyeing primarying Texas AG Ken Paxton.  Please- NO MORE BUSHES!  Enough with the Bush Family.   George P. Bush also says, ‘Texas is pushing back hard against the Biden regime’s orders.’  Wow.  Next, Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-TX 1st congressional district says that the Dems have exposed their agenda by trying to make Washington, D.C. into the 51st state.’  Amen.
  87. 2021 Saturday Q: California Lottery Results– First, here are the numbers for the Super Lotto Draw #3554 with a $40 million jackpot on the line: 12, 14, 17, 22, 24, and Mega 13.  Out of 135,535 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FIVE numbers but not the Mega for a prize of $43,202.  The winning ticket was sold at the Shell in Carmel, CA 93923.  Next, here are the results for the Powerball Draw #840 with a $104 million jackpot up for grabs: 22, 36, 48, 59, 61, and Powerball 22.   Out of 135,535 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FIVE numbers but not the Mega for a prize of $43,202.  The winning ticket was sold at the Shell in Carmel, CA 93923.
  88. 2022 Sunday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 509,464,133 confirmed cases, +240,219, 6,242,832 confirmed deaths, +580 and 461,968,625 confirmed recoveries, +188,533. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,661,537 confirmed cases, UP 11,758 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,018,331 confirmed deaths, UP 15,[xviii] and 80,447,753 confirmed recoveries, UP to 12,828.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xix]
  89. 2022 Sunday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 569,038 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- intellectually inadequate old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number seen by the Trump administration in a year of the raging coronavirus pandemic. Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,645 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus.  From this point forward, ALL COVID-19 deaths are atop Joe Biden.  He has surpassed President Donald J. Trump’s 15-month number by 204,283 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 459 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  90. 2022 Sunday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,191,546 confirmed cases, 90,145 confirmed deaths, and 8,951,225 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,943,165 confirmed cases, 73,822 confirmed deaths, and 5,811,437 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 245,035 confirmed cases, 1,407 confirmed deaths, and 238,184 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,483,332 confirmed cases, 12,657 confirmed deaths, and 1,441,788 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., American Samoa: they have 5,708 confirmed cases, 22 confirmed deaths, and 3,988 confirmed recoveries.[xx]   
  91. 2022 Sunday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,057,722 confirmed cases, 10,670 confirmed deaths, and 4,009,152 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Marshall Islands, 222nd place on the list: 15 cases of the virus, 8 confirmed death and 7 confirmed recoveries.[xxi]                         
  92. 2022 Sunday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,811.40, DOWN 981.36 points (-2.82%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,839.29 DOWN 335.56 points (-2.55%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,271.78, DOWN 121.88 points (-2.77%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $101.75 per barrel, -2.04 (-1.97%).  The price of GOLD is $1,932.50 per troy oz., -15.70 (-0.81%) while the price of SILVER is $24.19 per troy ounce, -0.43 (-1.75%).  The price of PLATINUM is $923.00 per troy oz, -44.80 (-4.63%) while the price of COPPER is $4.58 per pound, -0.12 (-2.56%).[xxii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,374.82 per troy oz., -47.07 (-1.94%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,650.00 per troy oz., -100.00 (-0.53%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,095,000.00 per CNY/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,244.00 per USD/T, -54.00 (-1.64%). The price of ZINC is $4,388.00 per USD/T., -62.00 (-1.39%).   The price of COCOA is $2,506.00 per USD/T, -34.00 (-1.34%).  The price of COFFEE is $226.00 per USD/T, -2.15 (-0.94%).  The price of CORN is $791.75 per USD/T, -7.50 (-0.94%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,002.60 USD 1,000 board feet -22.40 (-2.19%).[xxiii]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.50 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.93 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.24, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 74.88 of theirs.    In Omani Rial, one greenback equals 0.39 and in Tongan Pa’anga, a buck equals 2.27 and in Pakistani Rupee, one dollar equals 187.21 of theirs.[xxiv]      
  93. 2022 Sunday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.688 per gallon, $4.103 in Florida, $5.237 in Hawaii, and $4.687 in Washington state.[xxv]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Michigan- $3.939.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the 26th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Ecuador: $2.550 per U.S. Gallon.[xxvi] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,406,253,879,915 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxvii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do which is not good- those two bastards should have met their ends on the chopping block.  As for holders of U.S. debt, after Japan the next largest holder of U.S. debt is the Chi-Coms  This nation holds $1,072,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).

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On October 15, 2013, the Band released a comprehensive collection aptly titled, “Collected.”  The three-disc/1 DVD set contained 57 tracks plus more tunes on a DVD, many of which are well-known and much beloved along with some lesser known, rarities.  If you have yet to get in on the ground floor with this amazing Canadian American group, this is a superb way in which, one can introduce the music to one’s ears.  We hope you will go out and seek this one out- it’s a terrific addition to any collection of fine music.  We love it, you will love it, and you will enjoy it for years- if not decades- to come.

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[i] We promoted the music of the world-famous Creedence Clearwater Revival beginning on Saturday, 16-November-2013 through Saturday, 07-December-2013.  Being the inattentive morons that we were back then, we neglected to promote the music of the band’s individual members.  We hope to do this one day so folks, keep vigilant for the day when we do.

[ii] We hope to promote the music of the Electric Prunes within the next 5-10 years.

[iii] We hope to promote the music of Blondie within the next 7-8 years.  We hope you will be with us when we do.

[iv] We should have shot down this POS satellite.

[v] We hope to promote the music of David Bowie within the next decades.

[vi] We should have shared the music of Badfinger at the time we promoted that of the Beatles but guess what?  We flipping failed just as we failed to promote the music of Thunderclap Newman at the same time we did the Who.  One day, we sure as heck will so please remain vigilant.

[vii] We hope to promote the music of David Bowie within the next decades.

[viii] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 146,144,571 Cases and 3,097,090 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[ix] Bing has returned to reporting update numbers (well, mostly).  Here is the link: (1) covid-19 u.s. and global statistics – Bing

[x] See previous.

[xi] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: (1) covid-19 u.s. and global statistics – Bing

[xii] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xiii] Palladium PRICE Today | Palladium Spot Price Chart | Live Price of Palladium per Ounce | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com) See this site for daily trading in palladium.

[xiv] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xv] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xvi] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xvii] U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

[xviii] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xix] Here is the link: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xx] See United States COVID: 33,033,385 Cases and 589,110 Deaths – Worldometer (worldometers.info)..

[xxi] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xxii] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xxiii] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xxiv] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xxv] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xxvi] Please see the following site for information on global gas prices: Gasoline prices around the world, 26-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com

[xxvii] U.S. National Debt Clock: Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

111. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2022

28. 1954 Wednesday: The People’s Army is launching an all-out assault on the Foreign Legion held strongpoint of Huguette 1. The communists have labored to dig approach trenches right up to the wire as well as to pull in heavy weapons for close range support. According to some Legion survivors, the last that was seen of their comrades was that they were fighting back-to-back atop the command bunker, throwing back one human wave assault after another of howling communists until finally, everything fell into silence. Still, the fighting at Dien Bien Phu will continue.

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111. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2022:

San Jacinto Day (Texas) and Administrative Professionals Day

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Alfred Moore and Henry Baldwin; U.S. Treasury Secretary John Adams Dix; “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley, Eric Burdon and the Animals and Family featuring John Weider, Fairport Convention featuring Sandy Denny, and the Four Seasons featuring Joe LaBracio:

  1. 753 B.C.: Romulus and Remus founded Rome on this date (the traditional date).
  2. 1073 Monday: The reign of the 156th Roman Catholic Pope Alexander II ended on this date.  He first became pontiff on September 30, 1061, and led his flock on its journey to be one with Christ.
  3. 1509 Wednesday: England’s King Henry VII died; his seventeen-year-old son, Henry VIII succeeded him.
  4. 1536 Tuesday: Thomas Cromwell began to plot the downfall of the wife of King Henry VII of England, Anne Boleyn.
  5. 1649 Wednesday: The Maryland Assembly passed the Maryland Toleration Act, which provided for freedom of worship for all Christians.
  6. 1689 Thursday: William III and Mary Stuart are proclaimed king and queen of England.
  7. 1789 Tuesday: John Adams took the oath of office as the first vice president of the United States.
  8. 1794 Monday: The state of New York declares Ellis Island publicly owned so that the construction of forts to guard against British intrusion on this date.
  9. 1800 Monday: The 12th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Alfred Moore took his place on the high court on this date.  A Federalist, President John Adams nominated Moore to fill the seat of Associate Justice James Iredell.  He served from today until January 26, 1804.
  10. 1836 Thursday: An army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas independence.
  11. 1844 Sunday: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 22nd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Henry Baldwin died.  President Andrew Jackson nominated the Democratic-Republican to succeed Associate Justice Bushrod Washington.  He served from 01-06-1830 to 04-21-1844.
  12. 1856 Monday: For the first time in the history of the nation, a rail train crossed the Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois.
  13. 1862 Monday: By an act of Congress, the Denver Mint undergoes establishment on this date.
  14. 1865 Friday: The funeral train carrying the body of slain President Abraham Lincoln departs Washington, D.C., bound for Illinois.
  15. 1879 Monday: In New York City, N.Y., the former 24th U.S. Treasury Secretary John Adams Dix died at age 80.  A Democrat and then a Republican he served under President James Buchanan from January 15, 1861, to March 06, 1861.
  16. 1910 Thursday: Author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died in Redding, Connecticut at age 74.
  17. 1918 Sunday: Baron Manfred von Richtofen, the German ace known as the “Red Baron,” died in action during World War I.  The fighter ace’s luck finally ran out when Canadian fighter pilot Arthur Roy Brown took him out.  His son would serve on the Eastern Front in World War II.
  18. 1926 Wednesday: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was born in Mayfair, London; she was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and the Queen Mother.
  19. 1930 Monday: A fire broke out inside the overcrowded Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio, killing 332 inmates.
  20. 1935 Sunday: King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties.
  21. 1940 Sunday: Gradually, Norwegian, and British and French forces are being rolled up by the Germans in the conquest of Norway.  The Germans are inexorable and the Allies increasingly weak. 
  22. 1941 Monday: Greece surrenders to the forces of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.  In East Africa, the fighting around Dessie between South African forces and Fascist Italians continues with heavy fighting.  The Italians know their dreams of an East African empire are nearing an end, their holdings being part of what is derisively called a ‘collection of deserts’- Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somaliland, and Libya.
  23. 1942 Tuesday: The first edition of “The Stranger” (L’Etranger), Albert Camus’ highly influential absurdist novel, was published in Nazi-occupied Paris by Gallimard.
  24. 1944 Friday: Field Marshal Badoglio begins the formation of a coalition government in newly-liberated Italy. 
  25. 1945 Saturday: During World War II, the Red Army finally arrives outside the Nazi capital of Berlin.
  26. 1947 Monday: John Weider, future bassist and violinist with the British rock bands, Family[i] and Eric Burdon and the Animals[ii], was born on this date in London, England.
  27. 1951 Saturday: The Rochester Royals beat the New York Knicks in Game Seven of the second NBA Finals’ by a score of 79-74 to win the series four games to three.
  28. 1954 Wednesday: The People’s Army is launching an all-out assault on the Foreign Legion held strongpoint of Huguette 1.  The communists have labored to dig approach trenches right up to the wire as well as to pull in heavy weapons for close range support.  According to some Legion survivors, the last that was seen of their comrades was that they were fighting back-to-back atop the command bunker, throwing back one human wave assault after another of howling communists until finally, everything fell into silence.  Still, the fighting at Dien Bien Phu will continue.
  29. 1955 Thursday: The Jerome Lawrence-Robert Lee play “Inherit the Wind,” inspired by the Scopes Trial of 1925, opened at the National Theater in New York.
  30. 1956 Saturday: Elvis Presley’s[iii] first hit record, “Heartbreak Hotel,” went No. 1.
  31. 1960 Thursday: Brazil inaugurated its new capital, Brasilia, transferring the seat of national government from Rio de Janeiro.
  32. 1961 Friday: While fighting to keep Algeria a French possession, the French army stages a revolt due to political tensions swirling around its presence in the North African country and the mood of the people back at home.
  33. 1967 Friday: The daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin—Svetlana Alliuyeva defected while on a visit to New York City.
  34. 1971 Wednesday: In Akron, Ohio, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers scores a KO of opponent, Mac Harrison, at the 1:16 minute mark of the 2nd round in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight boxing match.  This put Shavers’ record to 24-2.
  35. 1972 Friday: Apollo 16 astronauts John W. Young and Charles M. Duke, Jr., explored the surface of the moon.
  36. 1975 Tuesday: The last president of South Vietnam, Nguyen Van Thieu, resigned after 10 years in office.  He quickly made his way out of the country as the North Vietnamese steamrolled over his troops.
  37. 1976 Thursday: Clinical trials of the swine flux vaccine began in Washington, D.C. on this date.
  38. 1977 Friday: The musical play “Annie,” based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip, opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,377 performances.
  39. 1978 Saturday: Famed British rock vocalist with Fairport Convention[iv] (guitars/keyboards/vocals 1968-69 / 1974-75) and who performed on “Led Zeppelin IV[v],” Sandy Denny, died in Wimbledon, England, from complications resulting from a tumble down the stairs at her home; she was 31-years-old.  
  40. 1980 Monday: Rosie Ruiz was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon; however, race officials later exposed the skank as a fraud.  Canadian Jacqueline Gareau later became the actual winner of the women’s race.
  41. 1984 Saturday: Doctors in France announced on this date that they might have discovered the virus that causes HIV-AIDS. 
  42. 1986 Monday: Live on national TV, sensationalist reporter, Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone’s secret vault to find…nothing!
  43. 1987 Tuesday: For the first time, the U.S. Postal Service offered special occasion stamps, with “Happy Birthday” and “Get Well” among the first offered.
  44. 1992 Tuesday: Robert Alton Harris became the first person executed by the State of California in 25 years as the executioner put him to death in the gas chamber for the murder of two teen-age boys, John Mayeski and Michael Baker.
  45. 1994 Thursday: Astronomer Alexander Wolszczan announced the first discoveries of extrasolar planets.  Elsewhere, Jackie Parker became the first woman to qualify to fly an F-16 combat plane.
  46. 1996 Sunday: The Chicago Bulls won their record 72nd game.
  47. 1998 Tuesday: Astronomers in Washington announced that they had discovered possible signs of a new family of planets orbiting star 220 light-years away from Earth.
  48. 2003 Monday: Scott Peterson pleaded not guilty in the deaths of his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son. 
  49. 2004 Wednesday: In the Iraqi city of Basra, jihadists set off a series of car bombs outside three police stations that blow 68 people to commune with Allah sooner than planned and wound another 100 or so people, many of whom probably wished they could visit with the Big Guy.  Many of the victims were school-aged children and when British troops showed up to aid the victims, onlookers pelted them with stones and invective. 
  50. 2005 Thursday: Iranians- as bat crap crazy as always- see 400 ‘volunteers’ for overseas operations in ‘occupied territories’ sign up.  They pledge to give their lives in carrying out suicide missions against the ‘Crusaders’ overrunning their world.  Folks, Jews, and Christians lived in the Holy Land longer than pedophile Mohammad and his satanic religion so if anyone must be expelled from the ‘Holy Lands,’ it should be the Mohammedans.
  51. 2006 Friday: The United Kingdom and its Commonwealth celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday today.  Congratulations, Mum!
  52. 2007 Saturday: Due to concerns of imminent terrorist activities in the Philippines, both the United States and Australia issues warnings for their citizens NOT to visit the country.   Elsewhere, an Egyptian court sentences Mohammed al-Attar to prison for 15 years.  His crime you may ask.  They said he was spying for the Mossad. 
  53. 2008 Monday: The U.S. Coast Guard reports that a leaky boat carrying Haitians capsizes near the Bahamas with at least 20 dead and numerous others missing.  Elsewhere, in Iraq, crazed Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr tells both the Iraqi government and the U.S. occupiers that IF persecution of his people does not stop and NOW, they will risk open war with his fervent militias.   Speaking of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits Baghdad on an unannounced visit and congratulates the Iraqis on the decent job they are doing to thwart jihadis from running amok.
  54. 2009 Tuesday: Calling on Americans to volunteer, President Barack Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill tripling the size of the AmeriCorps service program.   Meanwhile, Yahoo is struggling to survive and announces between 600 and 700 jobs are going to be slashed.
  55. 2010 Wednesday: France is taking a bold step on behalf of women’s rights as President Nicolas Sarkozy leads the charge against the niqab, the horrible black garment worn by some Muslim women that covers them from head to toe with minimal slits for their eyes.  Good.  Throw this barbarous garment onto the landfill.  Western countries should not tolerate evil s**t like this.
  56. 2011 Thursday: By order of an Egyptian court, the name of Egypt’s former President, Hosni Mubarak, is stripped from public spaces, schools, and streets.   Elsewhere, Chi-Com truckdrivers in Shanghai are staging a second day of protests against rising inflation and crap-assed wages.  (Note- you folks may soon find yourselves on the way to Xinjiang Province).
  57. 2012 Saturday: Playing against the Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox pitcher, Philip Humber, pitches the 21st perfect game in MLB history and the third perfect game in team history.  Elsewhere, following the problems the Secret Service experienced at the 6th Annual Summit of the Americas in Colombia where agents engaged the services of Colombian hotties while on site protecting President Barack Hussein Obama, three more agents are fired.
  58. 2013 Sunday:  Due to disorderly conduct, police in Atlanta, Georgia, arrest actress Reese Witherspoon.  Elsewhere, North Korea announces that it’s going to move two more missile launchers to its east coast for an upcoming missile test.  Of course, the entire world is shocked and horrified.   Meanwhile, Nigeria and Boko Haram jihadist thugs are doing battle with one another resulting in nearly 200 people being killed.  (Note- this is what God gave mankind the neutron bomb for: for eliminating Islamist garbage).
  59. 2014 Monday:  The New York Knicks fire Coach Mike Woodson after a season in which the Knicks began as champions and ended with elimination.  Elsewhere Russian separatists n the eastern Ukraine claim that two of their number have been pulled from a river, covered in stab wounds.  This is a horrendous outrage and of course the Russians are angry.  Like the Nazis in 1939 prior to the invasion of Poland also needed a pretext for invasion and so they engineered one.  Vladimir Putin is a good student.  (Note- the Russians probably killed a couple of Chechens).
  60. 2015 Tuesday: Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a true jihadist if one ever existed, receives a 20-year stint in an Egyptian hoosegow for hundreds of protesters he had killed when he was the nation’s president.   Elsewhere, following the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, the U.S. Department of Justice announces that it is going to launch a federal investigation into the incident.
  61. 2016 Thursday: Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times, was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis; he was 57 years old.   Elsewhere, in the War on Terror, the Nigerian army is doing the job that must be done.  In Kaduna state at the village of Zaria, Amnesty International claims that the Nigerian military murdered 350 Boko Haram militants and then bulldozed their corpses into a mass grave.  Good riddance.  Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 90th birthday.
  62. 2017 Friday: The Taliban carries out a successful terror attack on a government base in Mazar-al-Shariff in which they slay more than 100 government troops.  Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday.  God bless you, Mum!
  63. 2018 Saturday: North Korea announced that it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summit with South Korea and the United States.  Meanwhile, the United States remembered Barbara Bush as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral in Houston attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other mourners. 
  64. 2019 Easter Sunday: “Climate activist” Greta Thunberg[vi] speaks at an “Extinction Rebellion” where like-minded, Kool-Aid-drinking (and modern-day Hitler Jugend-like brain-dead zombies) terrorize the city of London.  Waterloo Bridge had been closed for four days as legions of youthful nuts occupied it as they demonstrated their mass insanity over the impending DOOM of the world.  Yeah, right.  Elsewhere, ISIS carries out a string of bombings in Sri Lanka, attacking churches and hotels where Christians might be.  At least 359 people are killed outright with another 500 ore more seriously wounded.  The United States and Pope Francis condemn the attacks.
  65. 2020 Tuesday: COVID-19 Morning Update–  The confirmed world cases of the Chinese Wuhan Virus Crisis are 2,501,156 what with the confirmed number of global deaths sitting at 171,810 but 659,737 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we acknowledge a total confirmed cases at 800,932 with 43,006 confirmed deaths but 73,379 confirmed recoveries.  As for the Chinese statistics, IF you enjoy fairy tales, IF you enjoy fantasy fiction, the communist government claims 88,423 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed deaths and 81,785 confirmed recoveries, pretty much the same as yesterday’s number and the day before that and so on and so forth.  Let this be a life lesson to everyone that communists, socialists, democratic-socialists, and every other left-wing ideology always lie to cover their tracks.  Do not believe anything the False China says.  Meanwhile, word continues trickling out that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ‘recovering from a cardiac event or cardiac surgery which could be true just as he might be dead due to the ill effects of a coup.  We will remain vigilant and report the truth when we learn it.
  66. 2020 Tuesday A: COVID-19 Evening Update– As of tonight, the world claims 2,563,384 confirmed cases of China’s lab-engineered virus, the Kung Flu.  The world stats show there are 177,415 confirmed deaths what with 681,477 confirmed recoveries.  IN the United States, there are 824,698 confirmed cases what with 45,297 confirmed deaths, and 75,050 confirmed recoveries.  As for the world’s ‘friends,’ the communist Chinese, they still claim 88,423 confirmed cases what with 4,632 confirmed deaths and 81,785 confirmed recoveries.  As we say, “Communists always lie and so the Chinese continue doing so.”  Soon, they will be paying the price as almost every nation encircling the globe is suffering from this unnecessary disaster. 
  67. 2021 Wednesday: COVID-19 STATISTICS For The Planet As A Whole: 143,012,106 confirmed cases, +1,198,849, 3,046,149  confirmed deaths, +18,967, and 81,979,884 confirmed recoveries, +863,743.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 32,039,261 confirmed cases, UP 160,965 from yesterday’s reporting, 574,418 confirmed deaths, UP 1,717, and 119,049,871 confirmed recoveries.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[vii] 
  68. 2021 Wednesday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 250,546 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- feeble old Joe, in another four to five weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Speaking of ‘Vegetable Joe,’ he has some cockamamie plan with which to offer tax credits to people getting the Chi-Vi vaccines.  Speaking of the Bat Flu vaccines, the FDA has found multiple irregularities in the plant manufacturing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine what with peeling paint, rodent droppings, and other things in need of correction.  NO wonder people are getting flipping blood clots (not to mention that the J & J vaccine utilizes fetal tissue culled from aborted fetuses for both manufacturing and testing.  This ain’t good, folks).
  69. 2021 Wednesday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,723,271 confirmed cases, 61,083 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,184,354 confirmed cases, 34,616 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,817 confirmed cases, 474 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 390,415 confirmed cases, 5,451 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Nebraska, the home of the Cornhuskers: they have 217,108 confirmed cases, 2,349 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[viii]   
  70. 2021 Wednesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 837,357 confirmed cases, 6,345 confirmed deaths, and 828,902 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Paraguay, the home of many escaped World War II Nazis: 255,046 cases of the virus, 5,470 confirmed deaths and 209,754 confirmed recoveries.[ix]    
  71. 2021 Wednesday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,137.31, UP 316.01 points (+0.93%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,950.22, UP 163.95 points (+1.19%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,173.42, UP 38.48 points (+0.98%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $61.14 per barrel, -0.22 (-0.36%).  The price of GOLD is $1,795.20 per troy oz., +2.10 (+0.12%) while the price of SILVER is $26.62 per troy ounce, +0.05 (+0.19%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,219.50 per troy oz, +4.80 (+0.40%) while the price of COPPER is $4.29 per pound, +0.01 (+0.15%).[x]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,875.05 per troy oz, +113.32 (+4.10%).[xi] The price of RHODIUM is $29,500.00 per troy oz., +0.00 (+0.00%).[xii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.49 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.89.     In Indonesian Rupiah, one greenback equals 14,525.00 and in Iranian Rial, a buck equals 42,000.00.[xiii]   
  72. 2021 Wednesday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Three States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.976 per gallon, $2.814 in Florida, $3.755 in Hawaii, and $3.390 in Washington state.[xiv]    Let’s look at one other location- Massachusetts: $2.757.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,197,874,203,119 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xv]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.  
  73. 2021 Wednesday F: Joe Biden’s Ongoing Border Catastrophe– Things are going to hell along the southern border that Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, RINO, is calling up the National Guard and deploying them to his state’s border with Mexico.  In fact, Senators Mark Kelly, D-AZ, and Kyrsten Sinema support the governor’s efforts to halt the invasion.   Meanwhile, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to know WHEN Joe Biden or “Kooky Kamala” Harris is going to visit the border and behold the BORDER CATASTROPHE that is occurring there 24/7.  This must stop.  NOW.
  74. 2021 Wednesday G: Crime And Punishment News / U.S. Department Of Justice News–  Senile old hag, House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, continues blathering on about how ‘great it was for George Floyd to give up his life and to call out for his mama’ as he lay dying beneath the knee of convicted murderer and former Police Officer Derek Chauvin.  The leftists being what they are ALWAYS require martyrs so they can forge ahead with their sick agenda and poor Mr. Floyd was just another brick in the Democratic-Socialists’ wall.  Speaker Pelosi must lose her seat in 2022.  Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Merrick “The Mole” Garland announced that the feds are launching an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department in a renewed drive to federalize as many police departments as possible.  This is what socialist-communist societies do, they bump up local law enforcement to federal level so they can then move them around- like the People’s Republic of China- so that law enforcement has NO ties to the communities they serve which leads to greater police brutality and mistreatment of the citizenry.  You can count on it.  This is precisely what the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (or whatever BS name it goes by) is all about, federalizing ALL local and state law enforcement.  In other crime news, following the police shooting of a young black female attacking another with a butcher knife in Columbus, Ohio, last night, Democrats and their ‘tool’s like LeBron James are screeching for blood.  Someone, please, kick LeBron’s stupid ass.  Finally, a Virginia cop was fired- we repeat, FIRED- for donating $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund.  WTF?  Lt. William Kelly, an internal affairs officer in the Norfolk, Virginia, police department was terminated when his superiors learned of this callous doing in a FREE country.  Wow.
  75. 2021 Wednesday H: Crime And Punishment News Ii– After the Chauvin verdict yesterday, ‘peaceful protesters,’ aka Antifa, in Portland, Oregon, assaulted people on the street, set Starbucks stores ablaze, and attacked cops on the street.  Speaking of Officer Chauvin, he is being held in protective custody, i.e., in solitary confinement, to protect him from his fellow inmates.   Meanwhile, the four detestable skanks of the Squad, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DS-NY 14th congressional district, Ilhan “Allah Akbar” Omar, DS-MN 5th congressional district, Rashida “Foul Mouth” Tlaib, DS-MI 13th congressional district, Ayanna “Chrome Dome” Pressley, DS-MA 7th congressional district, and newbie Cori “The B***h” Bush, DS-MO 1st congressional district, are driving up race hatred across the country while having the taxpayers spend tens of thousands of dollars to PROTECT THEM.  
  76. 2021 Wednesday I: Foreign News / Overseas News I– In the case of ‘comfort women’ used by Imperial Japanese forces in the Pacific during World War II, South Korea- a country from which many of the sex slaves were taken- sides with Japan.   Speaking of South Korea, President Moon Jae-in says that ‘President Donald J. Trump failed to solve the North Korean problem.’  Uh, okay, but he gave it a better shot than any president since Ronald Reagan.   Next, Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, says that the Chi-Coms WON’T reduce carbon emissions, nor will they slow their growth as the United States will willingly do.’  He is 100-percent correct.
  77. 2021 Wednesday J: Joe Biden Administration News I– Joe Biden is sending members of his Cabinet out to the various states to shill for his INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN, the one that costs $3.2 trillion, that very few want.   Speaking of the faux president, the Associate Press reports that Joe Biden plans to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 which means higher energy costs, less energy reliability, and a diminished middle class.   Next, Joe Biden plans to use his upcoming address to a joint session of Congress supposedly sometime in May to push for POLICE REFORM across the country.   Meanwhile, a stuttering and stammering Joe Biden says that he believes the bar to ‘convict cops is too high.’   Maybe you should zip your lips until AFTER justice has occurred there, Mr. Faux President.
  78. 2021 Wednesday K: Political News I– Book publishers, Simon & Schuster announce that they reject a petition demanding they DON’T publish a book by Vice President Mike R. Pence.  They are going to move ahead with publication, damn the torpedoes.  Next, RINO King former Governor Chris “Krispy Kreme” Christie, N.J., says he could run for the White House in 2024.  It will be to YOUR embarrassment there, Big Boy.  Speaking of New Jersey, they are going to permit Gender “X” on the state’s driver’s licenses and identification cards.  Oh, goodie, kowtowing to the freaks yet again.   Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says that failing to censure Congresswoman Maxine “Prune Face” Waters, DS-CA 43rd congressional district, yesterday has weakened both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Department of Justice.  As you know, she went to Minneapolis, Minnesota, over the weekend to stir up a lynch mob and to intimidate the jury in the trial of now-convicted murderer, Derek Chauvin.
  79. 2021 Wednesday L: Political News II– It appears that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, RINO, is becoming vulnerable amid ongoing attacks by President Donald J. Trump.  Former Democrat-turned-Republican and former state Representative Vernon Jones, GA 91st district,  is in a powerful position to knock Governor Kemp out in the primary election of next year.  Meanwhile, ever-drooling, nonagenarian House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, DS-CA 12th congressional district, is floating the idea of a BIPARTISAN January 06, 2021, Commission to get to the bottom of the False Flag, Antifa-and-Black Lives Matter-infiltrated Trump supporters that then became a mob and stormed Capitol Hill.  (Note- it does not require loads of intelligence to visualize that most of those people storming the Capitol, waving Confederate flags and what not weren’t crazed leftists bent on intimidating true protesters, lawmakers, and the American people into accepting what they know was stolen: the 2020 Presidential Election).  
  80. 2021 Wednesday M: Political News III–  Next, the FBI releases a report on the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-LA 1st congressional district, the one that occurred on June 14, 2007, in Alexandria, Virginia, when a crazed BERNIE SANDERS VOTER attacked a baseball practice for House Republicans.  The FBI decided that the slain shooter, James Hodgkinson wanted to carry out a…wait for it…suicide by cop.  That’s right, that’s what the esteemed Federal Bureau of Investigation- in the hands of ‘highly capable’ Director Chris Wray pulled out of their hat.  What a deduction.  How sad is our world today?  Our government has become fully corrupted and it’s a shocking thing to behold for patriots.
  81. 2021 Wednesday N: California Lottery Results– Here are the results for the Super Lotto Draw #3553 with a $40 million jackpot on the line: 03, 12, 17, 41, 42, and Mega 23.  Out of 114,936 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $40,636.   The winning ticket was sold at Fast Stop in Lake View Terrace, CA 91342.  Next, here are the numbers for the Powerball Draw #838 with a $90 million pot up for grabs: 21, 25, 32, 63, 67, and Powerball 06.  Out of 50,586 winning tickets in California, the highest winner was ONE person who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $27,206.
  82. 2021 Wednesday O: In Long Beach Township, New Jersey, former member of the Four Seasons- bassist Joe LaBracio, aka Joe Long (1965-1975)- died at age 88.
  83. 2022 Thursday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 507,641,496 confirmed cases, +850,060, 6,235,358 confirmed deaths, +3,748 and 459,886,859 confirmed recoveries, +995,697. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,552,772 confirmed cases, UP 74,374 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,017,583 confirmed deaths, UP 616,[xvi] and 80,344,422 confirmed recoveries, UP to 37,975.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xvii]
  84. 2022 Thursday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 568,290 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- intellectually inadequate old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number seen by the Trump administration in a year of the raging coronavirus pandemic. Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,645 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus.  From this point forward, ALL COVID-19 deaths are atop Joe Biden.  He has surpassed President Donald J. Trump’s 15-month number by 203,535 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 456 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  85. 2022 Thursday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,173,641 confirmed cases, 89,980 confirmed deaths, and 8,934,741 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,939,573 confirmed cases, 73,789 confirmed deaths, and 5,806,452 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 245,035 confirmed cases, 1,407 confirmed deaths, and 238,065 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,479,559 confirmed cases, 12,650 confirmed deaths, and 1,439,677 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Guam: they have 47,902 confirmed cases, 354 confirmed deaths, and 47,259 confirmed recoveries.[xviii]   
  86. 2022 Thursday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,047,693 confirmed cases, 10,658 confirmed deaths, and 4,009,152 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Falklands Islands, 219th place on the list: 128 cases of the virus, 0 confirmed death and 128 confirmed recoveries.[xix]                         
  87. 2022 Thursday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,792.76, DOWN 368.03 points (-1.05%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,174.65 DOWN 278.41 points (-2.07%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,393.66, DOWN 65.79 points (-1.48%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $103.60 per barrel, -0.19 (-0.18%).  The price of GOLD is $1,953.50 per troy oz., +5.30 (+0.27%) while the price of SILVER is $24.72 per troy ounce, +0.09 (+0.38%).  The price of PLATINUM is $988.30 per troy oz, +0.50 (+0.05%) while the price of COPPER is $4.69 per pound, -0.02 (-0.33%).[xx]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,423.78 per troy oz., +3.92 (+0.16%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,750.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,095,000.00 per CNY/T, -15,000.00 (-1.35%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,302.00 per USD/T, +33.00 (+1.01%). The price of ZINC is $4,435.00 per USD/T., +17.00 (+0.38%).   The price of COCOA is $2,540.00 per USD/T, +4.00 (+0.16%).  The price of COFFEE is $228.80 per USD/T, +9.20 (+4.20%).  The price of CORN is $798.50 per USD/T, -16.75 (-2.05%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,025.00 USD 1,000 board feet +29.40 (+2.95%).[xxi]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.45 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.92 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.18, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 78.38 of theirs.    In Eritrean Nafka, one greenback equals 15.00 and in Namibian Dollar, a buck equals 15.40 and in Nepalese Rupee, one dollar equals 121.83 of theirs.[xxii]       
  88. 2022 Thursday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.689 per gallon, $4.113 in Florida, $5.243 in Hawaii, and $4.684 in Washington state.[xxiii]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Massachusetts- $4.124.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the 23rd LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Colombia: $2.398 per U.S. Gallon.[xxiv] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,399,844,953,328 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxv]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do which is not good- those two bastards should have met their ends on the chopping block.  As for holders of U.S. debt, after Australia the next largest holder of U.S. debt is United Arab Emirates.  This nation holds $40,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  89. 2022 Thursday F: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis– Russian President Vladimir Putin is declaring ‘victory over Mariupol’ even though the Ukrainian defenders fighting in the ruins of the steel factory continue killing Russians by the score.  They will not surrender and it’s clear to any observer that Mariupol could become Putin’s Stalingrad, sort of a Putingrad.  Going to be good watching them annihilate the Russians.  In other areas where Ukrainian civilians have been victimized and crushed, the Russians are raising red victory flags.  Sounds like the Soviet Union is struggling to return for Round 2.  The Russians are preparing ‘referendums in the occupied areas’ so the grateful Ukrainians can kowtow to their Soviet masters.
  90. 2022 Thursday G: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis II– Although it would be a good show of support for the United States to reopen its embassy in Kyiv, the Biden regime is resisting calls for it to do this morale-boosting step.  WTF is up with slobbering Joe?   Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says his country requires $7 billion per month to sustain his nation and its fight against the Russians.  Today, we also learned that money Joe Biden is sending to Ukraine also is helping to pay its civil service.  Wow.  In other news, Russia has slapped travel bans on Vice President Kamala Harris, the REAL PRESIDENT Ron Klain, and on Meta-Facebook’s ‘Little Mark’ Zuckerberg.
  91. 2022 Thursday H: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I– The 8th busload of Joe Biden’s illegal aliens arrived in Washington, D.C., today.  Keep ‘em coming.  Next, 21 red states are joining forces to stop the Biden regime ending Title 42 on May 23.  Vice President Kamala Harris has been in charge of the U.S.-Mexico border for the past 384 days and it’s been 298 days since she arrived to do the job.  Since the first day of the year, the cost of caring for the illegal aliens is $707,111,130.  The cost of caring for the illegals since the Biden-Harris regime took charge is $42,452,916,873.  The number of illegals who have entered the U.S. since January 01, 2022, is an appalling 1,129,483.  The conservative low estimate of illegals living in the U.S. is 46,561,140.  We believe the truer number is close to 85-125 million illegal aliens. (Sources for the AICPENDBLOG.COM Illegal Alien Numbers: Center for Immigration Studies, Department of Homeland Security, Federation for American Immigration Reform, Institute for Defense Analyses, Yale, MIT, and, of course, the God-given common sense each of us has at his or her disposal).
  92. 2022 Thursday I: Foreign News-Overseas News I– Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets with Pope Francis with the Russo-Ukrainian War as their backdrop.  Meanwhile, mystery continues surrounding WNBA star Britney Griner’s arrest and imprisonment in Russia.  In other horrifying news, Beijing has inked deals with the Solomon Islands and with Kiribati so its ships and security personnel can use them as ‘transit sites.’  (Note- the United States fought at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands and at Tarawa in present-day Kiribati during World War II and now the Chi-Coms have built forward bases threatening not only Australia and New Zealand but Hawaii and Guam as well as continues the isolation of Taiwan).
  93. 2022 Thursday J: Health and Medical Alerts– U.S. Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, Dr. Mehmet Oz, says, ‘it’s time to for the U.S. to get back to reality on COVID-19.’  Next, the U.S. claims it’s extending COVID-19 vaccine mandates for illegal aliens at the southern border.  Uh, okay, sure you are.  Illegals can run around without following any COVID-19 mandates while the Biden regime is appealing the judge’s recent ruling ending mask mandates on public transit.
  94. 2022 Thursday K: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News– (1) Pfizer: $49.11 (2) AstraZeneca: $67.39 (3) Novavax: $48.80 (4) Merck & Company: $86.23 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $183.36  (6) BioNTech: $147.84 (7) Moderna: $144.50.
  95. 2022 Thursday L: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News– (1) Raytheon: $101.73 (2) Boeing: $181.02 (3) General Dynamics: $242.06 (4) Lockheed Martin: $439.54 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $443.45.
  96. 2022 Thursday M: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News– (1) Ansell Ltd.: $26.02 (2) DuPont: $69.67 (3) 3M: $151.77 (4) Honeywell: $195.94  (5) Teijen: $1,369.00.
  97. 2022 Thursday N: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News– (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $22.31 (2) Beyond Meat: $38.51  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $69.72.
  98. 2022 Thursday O: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News– (1) Wal-Mart: $159.87 (2) Lowe’s: $205.03 (3) Home Depot: $310.36 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $591.74 (5) Amazon: $2,965.92.
  99. 2022 Thursday P: Joe Biden Regime News I– The Biden regime is launching a new program with which it claims it will beckon in Ukrainian refugees but not across the U.S.-Mexico border.  That is for the Russians, the Third World, and the Chi-Coms to push their agents across amidst the sea of illegal aliens.  Next, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain- uh, ‘President’ Joe Biden- announces another $800 million in military aid to Ukraine.  How much will the Biden Family skim off the top?  We shall see.  Meanwhile, the Biden regime has banned Russian vessels from visiting American ports.
  100. 2022 Thursday Q: Joe Biden Regime News II– The FAA is going to review the parachute stunt that occurred yesterday in the nation’s Capital that caused a mass evacuation from the U.S. Capitol Building.  Next, here is one that is a head-scratcher: the U.S. Supreme Court is backing Joe Biden’s decision to DENY benefits to Puerto Rico.  What benefits are we discussing?  Well, these federal benefits provide help to low-income, elderly, and blind citizens.  These benefits provide help to low-income, elderly, and blind citizens and Joe Biden- with the support of the John Roberts’ Supreme Court is denying these benefits to low-income, elderly, and blind Puerto Ricans.  Where the hell is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DS-NY 14th district, on this topic?  Her Abuelita lives in the PR so she should be screeching like a flipping banshee, yet she’s silent.  (Note- the chief justice must truly fear the Dems packing the court as why would he back a crazy move such as this?)
  101. 2022 Thursday R: Joe Biden Regime News III– Thirteen of the victims of Larry Nassar are suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation for $130 million for having f**ked up the investigation into the perverted coach.  Next, the Biden regime has contracted the release of another 30 million barrels of oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  We suspect that like previous withdrawals under the Biden regime, this oil will flow overseas to our ‘allies’ and not to the American people.  Speaking of the oil rip-off, Rep. Rick W. Allen, R-GA 12th district, says that ‘Joe Biden’s energy policies are bringing pain to the American people.’
  102. 2022 Thursday S: Joe Biden Regime News IV– U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen weighed the cost of the Russo-Ukrainian War on Russia’s frozen assets.  Next, Vice President Kamala Harris has lost her 13th staffer- this time, her Chief of Staff Tina Flournoy.  What can you say?  The VP is a bitch who slept her way to the top.  This is fitting justice for one half of this fraudulent administration, YOU steal an election, Karma has a way of coming back and biting you on your ass and this administration is going down the crapper.  Next, left-wing, Obama economist Austan Goolsbee says that the pandemic shutdowns are the main cause of the sky-rocketing inflation eating away at average Americans’ bank accounts.
  103. 2022 Thursday T: Nancy Pelosi’s January 06-2021 False Flag Operation– Famed radio talk show host, Infowars’ Alex Jones, is seeking immunity from the January 06, 2021, Select House Committee.  Next, Donald Trump Jr. is expected to meet with this sham committee.
  104. 2022 Thursday U: Political News I– Although this sounds somewhat hopeful, the Cook Political Report says that 27 Democrat-controlled House seats are in the toss-up column in November.   Next, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, RINO-CA 23rd congressional district, denies ever having advised President Donald J. Trump that ‘if they impeach you, you should resign.’  He would never have said something such as that, huh.  We are beginning to suspect Leader McCarthy is in the same class with “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell and Senator Mitt Romney, RINO-UT.
  105. 2022 Thursday V: Political News II– Never say that President Donald J. Trump’s endorsements don’t matter (although this one leaves us puzzled).  J.D. Vance- venture capitalist and author- has seen his lead in the race for retiring Senator Rob Portman’s seat in Ohio has leapt by 7 points to the good.  One of his Republican challengers- Mike Gibbons- says he still can’t forget that Vance voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.  Neither can we.
  106. 2022 Thursday W: Political News III–  Talk about turning something once good into a piece of festering cow crap, other than Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the JFK Profiles in Courage Award is going to Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-WY At-large district, as well as to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, DS, the Copper State’s House Speaker Rusty Bowers, RINO, and to Peach State Election Department employee Wandrea “Shaye” Moss.
  107. 2022 Thursday X: Big Tech News– In a ‘put up or shut up move,’ tech multi-billionaire Elon Musk has $46.5 billion in cash with which to buy Twitter.  The price he is offering is $54.20.  Next, folks, it’s so successful that following its launch on March 29, 2022, it’s official: CNN+ is shutting down on April 30, 2022.  Adios, Chris Wallace.  POS.  In other news, the Florida House of Representatives voted to strip Disney of its special governing and taxation privileges.  This did not come easy, however, as Democrats and their rent-a-mobs of LGBTQIA+ crazed psychos tried to carry out an ‘insurrection’ a la January 6, 2021, of their own although very few news media sites are labeling it as such- but we will.
  108. 2022 Thursday Y: Sports News I– Here’s an interesting one: the NFL says that the black coaches’ discrimination lawsuits lack merit.  Wow.  We thought the NFL was all WOKE now and here they are throwing the black coaches’ suits under the bus.  Shame on them.
  109. 2022 Thursday Z: Miscellaneous News I– The Pro-Death Movement in Kentucky gains a temporary win what with a stay on the state’s new anti-abortion law.  For some reason, the Trump campaign has been ordered to pay $1.3 million in damages and attorneys’ fees to former adviser Omarosa Manigault.  Finally, some glorious film hit the news cycle today.  Some dumbass airlines passenger was hassling Mike Tyson during a flight and wouldn’t take ‘buzz off’ for an answer.  The former heavyweight champion turned around and punched the living shit out of this dimwit who then posted photos of his bloody face on TikTok.  Will they ever learn?

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0807 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Lonely Evening.”  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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Rick Danko and Richard Manuel did a show with famed blues harp musician, vocalist, and lifelong friend, Paul Butterfield.  The album, “Live at the Lone Star Café 1984,” came out on June 07, 2011, and featured a glorious show to be sure.  Two-thirds of the BIG THREE vocalists of the Band- Danko and Manuel- dish out one hell of a show with Butterfield blowing the harp and adding powerful vocals throughout.  Two discs and 22 songs begin with a rousing “The Shape I’m In” and closes with a rousing “Mystery Trai”” with loads of great tunes from start to finish, what more could one ask?  We hope you seek this one out wherever you shop for the best in rock music- Amazon, Discogs, AllMusic, eBay, wherever the heck you shop.  Seek it out and add it to your continually-growing collection and enjoy for decades to come.  You will love it, that we guarantee.

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[i] The music of this famed British band, Family as well as the spin-off group, Streetwalkers, appeared on Tuesday, 08-October-2013 through Thursday, 31-October-2013.  Sadly, at the time, we failed to promote the music of both Axis Point as well as Roger Chapman’s solo catalog so we hope to correct those mistakes sometime within the next five years.

[ii] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015.  We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure.

[iii] When the time will be right for the presentation of Elvis Presley is unknown but if we are still going strong in the 2030s, we expect to do so.  Please, stay tuned.

[iv] Not clear as to when we present the music of the Fairport Convention and of Richard Thompson, their famed guitarist but we sure as heck hope we do within the next decade.

[v] We promoted “Led Zeppelin IV” on Saturday, 12-July-2014.  This ranks among the greatest albums of all time.

[vi] This whack-job girl- Greta Thunberg- should get some sort of mental and emotional aid because she and other young people like her have been indoctrinated by people seeking to deploy them to carry out their Marxist agenda.

[vii] Bing has returned to reporting update numbers (well, mostly).  Here is the link: (1) covid-19 u.s. and global statistics – Bing

[viii] See previous.

[ix] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: (1) covid-19 u.s. and global statistics – Bing

[x] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xi] Palladium PRICE Today | Palladium Spot Price Chart | Live Price of Palladium per Ounce | Markets Insider (businessinsider.com) See this site for daily trading in palladium.

[xii] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xiii] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xiv] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xv] U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

[xvi] Bing seems to be covering numbers up for the Biden administration so here is where we have gone now: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xvii] Here is the link: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xviii] See United States COVID: 33,033,385 Cases and 589,110 Deaths – Worldometer (worldometers.info)..

[xix] We obtain our statistics for the coronavirus from: COVID Live Update: 151,025,351 Cases and 3,176,405 Deaths from the Coronavirus – Worldometer (worldometers.info)

[xx] Commodities – Oil, Silver and Gold Prices – CNN Business– see this site for daily commodity information.

[xxi] Commodities Prices – Spot – Futures (tradingeconomics.com) See this site for much of the economic information cobbled together at this blog.

[xxii] (1) Currency Converter – Bing See this site for currency conversions.

[xxiii] AAA Gas Prices– See this site for nationwide daily gasoline averages.

[xxiv] Please see the following site for information on global gas prices: Gasoline prices around the world, 26-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com

[xxv] U.S. National Debt Clock: Real Time (usdebtclock.org) See this site for the U.S. National Debt Clock.

110. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2022

When Republicans adapt to the rules of the ‘immigration game’ and begin registering illegal aliens as members of the GOP and word begins getting out that Republicans are playing by Democrat rules, a massive explosion of immediate deportation will commence immediately. Families will be separated, babies squalling, kids crying, mothers and fathers reaching out to one another, as the Dems stuff them onto every plane, train, truck, boat, hell, maybe even the Hyperloop if it’s in service by then and dumping them across the border in Mexico. The Democrats will become the BAD GUYS and the Republicans will be able to commiserate with the illegals. What a day that will be.

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SPRING SESSION 2022

DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY 2022: 213

110. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2022:

Unofficial Pot Holiday

German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler; Vice President George Clinton; SCOTUS Associate Justice John Paul Stevens; U.S. Senator Pat Roberts; Apollo 16; Grand Funk Railroad featuring Craig Frost, Humble Pie featuring Steve Marriott, and Prince:

  1. 160 Sunday: The reign of the 11th Roman Catholic Pope St. Anicetus ended on this date.  He first became the Vicar of Christ on July 11, 155 and carried his Holy Cross for more than a decade.  His successor- the 12th Roman Catholic Pope St. Soter- assumed his position and guided the Church forward until April 22, 174.
  2. 295 Saturday: The eighth recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet takes place on this date in time.
  3. 1121 Wednesday: The reign of 161.1st Roman Catholic Antipope Gregory VIII ended on this date.  Elected in opposition to his predecessor, Pope Gelasius II, as well as to his successor, Pope Calixtus II, Gregory VIII picked up his Holy Cross on March 10, 1118, and faithfully, carried it until today.
  4. 1164 Monday: The reign of the 170.1st Roman Catholic Antipope Victor IV ended on this date.  Elected in opposition to Pope Alexander III, Antipope Victor IV carried his Holy Cross from September 07, 1159.
  5. 1314 Friday: The reign of the 195th Roman Catholic Pope Clement V ended on this date.  He first became pontiff on June 05, 1305. 
  6. 1775 Thursday: During the Revolutionary War, the British commence the siege of Boston.
  7. 1777 Sunday: New York adopts a constitution as an independent state.
  8. 1799 Saturday: Napoleon Bonaparte calls for Jerusalem to become the seat of government for a Jewish state.
  9. 1809 Thursday: Napoleon Bonaparte—at the Battle of Ebensburg—defeats the Austrian army.
  10. 1812 Monday: The fourth vice president of the United States (March 04, 1805-April 20, 12), Democratic-Republican George Clinton—died in office in Washington, D.C., on this date; he was age 72.
  11. 1832 Friday: Through an act of Congress, the government founded Hot Springs National Park, the first national park in the United States.
  12. 1836 Wednesday: The U.S. Congress voted to establish the Wisconsin Territory on this date.
  13. 1837 Thursday: Erastus B. Bigelow received a patent for his power loom.
  14. 1841 Tuesday: In Philadelphia, Edgar Allen Poe’s first detective story, “The Murder in the Rue Morgue,” appeared in Graham’s Magazine.
  15. 1853 Wednesday: Harriet Tubman, the former slave, begins the Underground Railway—, which ferries Southern slaves north to freedom—commences on this date in history.
  16. 1861 Saturday: Colonel Robert E. Lee resigned his commission in the United States Army.  He then went on to command the Army of Northern Virginia and eventually became general-in-chief of all Confederate armed forces.
  17. 1863 Monday: President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation admitting West Virginia to the Union, effective in 60 days: June 20, 1863.
  18. 1865 Thursday: The first ads for safety matches appeared on this date.
  19. 1879 Sunday: Some unknown genius used the first horse drawn ‘mobile home’ as he left London for Cyprus. 
  20. 1889 Saturday: Adolf Hitler, future leader of Germany and the Nazis was born in Braunau Inn, Austria.
  21. 1898 Wednesday: The United States moved closer to war with Spain as President William McKinley signed a congressional resolution passed the day before recognizing Cuban independence and authorizing the U.S. military intervention to achieve that goal.
  22. 1902 Sunday: Scientists Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium.
  23. 1910 Thursday: The 29th recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet is recorded; it passes the Earth at 87.9 million kilometers.
  24. 1912 Saturday: Boston’s Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game while Navin Field (Tiger Stadium) opened in Detroit.  The Red Sox defeated the New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings; the Tigers beat the Cleveland Naps 6-5 in 11 innings.
  25. 1914 Monday: The Ludlow Massacre took place when the Colorado National Guard opened fire on a tent colony of striking miners; about 20 (accounts vary) strikers, women and children died.
  26. 1915 Tuesday: Armenians seize the Turkish town of Van, which they held until the Russians relieved them on May 19; however, thousands of Armenians lost their lives during the World War I battle.
  27. 1916 Thursday: Chicago’s Wrigley Field held its first Cubs game with the first National League game at the ballpark and in so doing, the Cubbies beat the Cincinnati Reds by a final score of 7-6 in 11 innings.
  28. 1918 Saturday: Manfred von Richtofen, aka the Red Baron, shot down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death on the following day.
  29. 1919 Sunday: The Polish army captures Vilna, Lithuania, from the Red Army.
  30. 1920 Tuesday: Future 101st Associate Justice of the Supreme Court- John Paul Stevens- was born in Chicago, Illinois, on this date.  President Gerald R. Ford appointed him, and he served on the high court from 12-19-1975 until he retired from it on June 29, 2010.  Elsewhere, the Balfour Declaration was recognized, which recognized Palestine as a British mandate.
  31. 1934 Friday: Heinrich Himmler becomes head of the secret Prussian State Police.
  32. 1936 Monday: In Topeka, Kansas, future Republican Senator Pat Roberts is born. 
  33. 1940 Saturday: RCA demonstrated the world’s first electron microscope on this date.
  34. 1941 Sunday: In support of their Axis allies, Italy, 100 Luftwaffe bombers attack Athens, Greece.  Greek troops are beginning to surrender where they are; those cut off in northern Greece have no choice other than to lay down arms.  Elsewhere, in the East African Theater, fighting between Fascist Italians and South African troops erupts around the town of Dessie, south of Eritrea.
  35. 1942 Monday: During World War II, German paratroopers launch a major assault on the British-held island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea.  British military leadership on the island is not certain how much longer they will be able to hold out if supplies cannot continue getting through so they can continue the fight.
  36. 1944 Thursday: In honor of Adolf Hitler’s 55th birthday, the RAF carries out the largest bombing raid of the war as they drop 4,500 tons of bombs on Berlin and other German targets.   Elsewhere, due to increasing pressure from the Allies, the Turks- whether they like it or not- are forced to begin cutting off supplies of raw materials to the Axis.
  37. 1945 Friday: During World War II, allied forces took control of the German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart.  Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, Soviet artillery began blasting the German capital of Berlin.   The Red Army is struggling to penetrate three concentric defensive rings surrounding the city.   
  38. 1948 Tuesday: Craig Frost—future keyboard player with Grand Funk Railroad[i], 1972-1977, is born in Flint, Michigan, on this date.   Meanwhile, United Auto Workers President Walter P. Reuther was shot and seriously wounded at his home in Detroit.
  39. 1954 Tuesday: Fighting continues in and around Dien Bien Phu as deserters from the communists cross through the lines to seek refuge with the French.  The French troops learn that although the People’s Army is fleshing out its ranks with raw recruits, there are Chi-Com advisers on the ground directing the antiaircraft batteries.  This is not good.  Where there are some Chi-Coms, there are bound to be many more.  Still the French are undeterred and later tonight, defenders holding the Elianes cross over to Dominique 6 where the communists holding the captured position are taken by surprise, gunned down, their equipment ransacked and then whatever cannot be carried back is destroyed.[ii]
  40. 1961 Thursday: The FCC approved FM stereo broadcasting on this date.
  41. 1962 Friday: The New Orleans Citizen’s Council offered a free one-way ride for blacks to move to the northern states. 
  42. 1965 Tuesday: The People’s Republic of China offers military aid to North Vietnam in its fight against the United States and its South Vietnamese allies.
  43. 1968 Saturday: Pierre Elliot Trudeau was sworn in as prime minister of Canada.
  44. 1971 Tuesday: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools on this date.  Elsewhere, National Public Radio made its debut with live coverage of a U.S. Senate hearing on the Vietnam War.
  45. 1972 Thursday: The manned lunar module from Apollo 16 landed on the moon.  Astronauts John W. Young and Charles M. Duke Jr., stepped out onto the lunar surface.
  46. 1977 Wednesday: The Supreme Court, in Wooley v. Maynard, ruled 6-3 that car owners could refuse to display state mottoes on license plates, such as New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die.”
  47. 1978 Thursday: A Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 crash-landed in northwestern Russia after being fired on by a Soviet interceptor after entering Soviet airspace.  Two passengers were killed.
  48. 1983 Wednesday: President Ronald Reagan signed a $165 billion bailout for the Social Security program, a program that politicians from both parties robbed of finances.
  49. 1984 Friday: Britain announced that its administration of Hong Kong would cease in 1997.
  50. 1988 Wednesday: Gunmen who had hijacked a Kuwaiti Airways jumbo jet were allowed safe passage out of Algeria under an agreement that freed the remaining 31 hostages and ended a 15-day siege in which two passengers were slain.  Elsewhere, the U.S. Air Forces’ Stealth (B-2 bomber) had its official unveiling on this date.
  51. 1991 Saturday: Steve Marriott, founding member of the Small Faces[iii] and Humble Pie[iv] died in a fire at his home in Arkesden, Essex, England, at the age of 44.  Elsewhere, in Atlantic City, N.J., heavyweight boxer Tony “TNT” Tubbs loses a 10-round unanimous decision to Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe to 29-3-1.  As for “Big Daddy,” his record with the victory went to 23-0.
  52. 1992 Monday: An All-Star rocker memorial service for the late Freddie Mercury of Queen[v] takes place at Wembley Arena, United Kingdom.
  53. 1993 Tuesday: Mexican comedian Cantiflas (Mario Moreno) died in Mexico City at age 81.
  54. 1996 Saturday: In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls win a record 72 games in a single season.
  55. 1998 Monday: A Federal court rules that Monica Lewinsky does not have immunity from Ken Starr’s investigation into the Clinton Administration.
  56. 1999 Tuesday: The Columbine High School Massacre took place in Colorado as two students; Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own pathetic and worthless lives.
  57. 2003 Sunday: U.S. Army forces took control of Baghdad from the Marines in a changing of the guard ceremony that thinned the military presence in Iraq’s capital.
  58. 2004 Tuesday: Bob Woodward- in his new book, “Plan of Attack,” alleges that the Saudi Arabians made a deal with the Bush administration to defeat Democrat Senator John F. Kerry by manipulating the price of oil, thus bringing the price way down so gasoline prices would follow, and the American people would associate it with President George W. Bush.  Of course, the Saudis denied this blatant attempt to sully their good nature.
  59. 2005 Wednesday: The BBC reports that the Tigris River in Iraq is becoming polluted with bodies, many with their throats cut and others completely decapitated.  Many believe these people were discovered to have been working with the occupation authorities. 
  60. 2006 Thursday: Chi-Com President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington, D.C. for his state visit to the U.S.  However, at the welcoming ceremony, a Falun-Gong protester posing as a journalist broke out in protest.  The Secret Service quickly swooped in and removed the individual who purportedly was an accredited journalist with the Epoch Times.
  61. 2007 Friday: The state of Virginia begins the observance of a day of mourning for the victims of the Virginia Tech Massacre.  Of course, people want to take guns away from law-abiding people but never from the criminals and the nuts who utilize them to commit evil acts.
  62. 2008 Sunday: The New York Times goes to press with a major expose on the Pentagon’s ‘military analysts program,’ a new department created by the Bush administration to spread positive propaganda about how ‘glorious’ things were going in Iraq in the war. 
  63. 2009 Monday: In Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations’ conference on racism begins.  We suspect that ONLY the United States and Israel will be labeled ‘racist nations.’
  64. 2010 Tuesday: An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers, and began spewing an estimated 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months.  Elsewhere, U.S. and Iraqi military operatives kill al-Qaida POS Ahmed al-Obeidi after running him to ground in Nineveh.
  65. 2011 Wednesday: As things continue going from bad to worse in the Yemeni civil war, the United Nations Security Council fails to produce a plan with which to address the ongoing crisis. 
  66. 2012 Friday: Tens of thousands of people demonstrate in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo demanding that Hosni Mubarak step down as the nation’s longest president and restore democracy to the Egyptian people.
  67. 2014 Sunday: Pope Francis gives Easter Mass in St. Peter’s square; his message included prayer for peace in Syria and Ukraine, a halt to Boko Haram attacks against Nigerian Christians, and for all to care for the hungry and the needy.
  68. 2015 Monday: According to Brainy History, the Cairo Criminal Court convicts Egyptian ex-President Mohammed Morsi for his role in illegal detentions and violent responses to protests him three years ago; he and other Muslim Brotherhood defendants will serve a 20-year prison term. 
  69. 2016 Wednesday: The great rocker, Prince[vi], died at age 57 due to flu-like symptoms but which, turned out to be a drug overdose on this date.   Meanwhile, after public consultation, it is determined that freedom fighter and former slave Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.  Why not create a new bill, the $25 note, that way Jackson could keep his place and Ms. Tubman would have the distinction of appearing on a brand-new bill which is many ways would be a terrific addition to U.S. greenbacks.
  70. 2017 Thursday: In Paris, a police van transporting criminals along the Champs Elysees suffers an attack by jihadists killing police officer and injuring two others.   Elsewhere, Australia beefs up its qualifications for one to become a citizen in their country by amending laws to demand stricter knowledge of the English language as well as a desire to become Australian and not remain some foreign-born piece of pond scum.  Wouldn’t it be great if the United States would do this?
  71. 2018 Friday: A federal court in Mexico declares sale of the controversial Barbie doll depicting artist, Frida Kahlo, cannot occur.  Not sure as to what the reasoning behind this is but folks, it is what it is.    Meanwhile, in the race for 2020, Senators Ron Johnson, R-WI, and “Little Bob” Corker, RINO-TN, opt NOT to endorse President Trump in the race for a second term.  Question is, “WHY?”  However, Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, says that he will endorse President Trump for a second term.
  72. 2019 Saturday: Even though the Trump administration is going after ISIS, they still manage to cause damage and in Syria, over the past couple of days they have managed to kill at least 50 Syrian army soldiers and wound numerous others.  Doesn’t say much about the training given them by Russia or Iran.  Meanwhile, much to the dismay of the far-left liberals, the Mueller Report says, “NO Trump-Russia collusion but the possibility of obstruction still exists.’  Elsewhere, Central American illegal aliens trying to get into the United States are saying the Mexicans are abusing them as they hover around the southern border of their country and the United States.’
  73. 2020 Monday: The world continues suffering under the Chinese Wuhan Virus Crisis that is spreading around the world.  Today, we have 2,458,150 confirmed cases of the disease what with 168,906 confirmed deaths and 643,918 confirmed recoveries.   The Chinese claim 88,423 confirmed cases with 4,632 confirmed deaths and 81,785 confirmed recoveries.  Meanwhile, the United States sees 789,439 confirmed cases what with 42,186 confirmed deaths, and 71,675 confirmed recoveries as of mid-day.  It is interesting to note that China’s figures change little from day to day which suggests they are either lying to the rest of the world or possess the cure which says a lot about communist governments.
  74. 2021 Tuesday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 141,813,257 confirmed cases, +399,077, 3,027,182  confirmed deaths, +7,522, and 81,116,141 confirmed recoveries, +327,427.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 31,976,092 confirmed cases, UP 108,718 from yesterday’s reporting, 573,551 confirmed deaths, UP 924, and 119,041,372 confirmed recoveries.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[vii] 
  75. 2021 Tuesday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 248,829 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- feeble old Joe, in another two to three weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Meanwhile, a new study suggests that the ‘VID can affect the lungs via the gums.  Elsewhere, the European Union announces it will restart receiving shipments of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine despite reports of RARE BLOOD CLOTS afflicting some recipients of the vaccine.
  76. 2021 Tuesday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,720,794 confirmed cases, 61,006 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,178,783 confirmed cases, 34,533 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,779 confirmed cases, 474 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 388,842 confirmed cases, 5,439 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Kansas, the home of the conservative Midwest: they have 308,518 confirmed cases, 5,005 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[viii]   
  77. 2021 Tuesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 837,309 confirmed cases, 6,342 confirmed deaths, and 828,761 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Kuwait, the supposed missing province of Iraq: 258,497 cases of the virus, 1,456 confirmed deaths and 241,696 confirmed recoveries.[ix]    
  78. 2021 Tuesday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,821.30, DOWN 256.33 points (-0.75%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,786.27, DOWN 128.50 points (-0.92%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,134.94, DOWN 28.32 points (-0.68%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $62.42 per barrel, -0.25 (-0.40%).  The price of GOLD is $1,779.20 per troy oz., +0.80 (+0.04%) while the price of SILVER is $25.88 per troy ounce, +0.04 (+0.14%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,189.50 per troy oz, -6.80 (-0.57%) while the price of COPPER is $4.20 per pound, -0.01 (-0.21%).[x]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,761.73 per troy oz, -49.92 (-1.78%).[xi] The price of RHODIUM is $29,500.00 per troy oz., +500.00 (+1.72%).[xii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.50 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.98.     In Icelandic Krona, one greenback equals 125.91 and in Indian Rupee, a buck equals 75.38.[xiii]   
  79. 2021 Tuesday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Three States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.974 per gallon, $2.818 in Florida, $3.749 in Hawaii, and $3.385 in Washington state.[xiv]    Let’s look at one other location- Louisiana: $2.611.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,193,749,804,750 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xv]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.  In other business news, Netflix fails to meet paid subscriber predictions which leads to a subsequent fall in its shares.
  80. 2021 Tuesday F: Crime And Punishment News– Stammering Joe Biden says he ‘hopes the jury in the trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin reaches the right verdict.’   Next, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob “The Jerk” Frey says, “No matter the verdict, George Floyd died at the hands of the police.”  (Note- the police are under HIS control).   We were wrong: Judge Peter A. Cahill reads the verdicts and Officer Derek Chauvin is convicted on ALL charges.  Officer Chauvin stands to face 40 years in the slammer although esteemed legal scholar Dr. Alan Dershowitz believes that Maxine “Prune Face” Waters did enough to cause a mistrial (see below).  In an interesting aside, House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, DS-CA 12th congressional district, gave a schizophrenic statement thanking ‘George Floyd for dying, for calling out to his mother on camera’ so the Dems could utilize his untimely demise to benefit the ongoing attempt to transform our country into a socialist s**t-hole.
  81. 2021 Tuesday G: Social Media And Big Tech– The United Kingdom is considering launching their own digital currency, the so-called “Britcoin.”  Next, Facebook is developing new audio products, products with which we suspect they will listen in on their users’ conversations.  Elsewhere, Apple is going to permit Parler to be offered in its App Store.  Big flipping deal.  Speaking of Apple, they are going to reveal new products today in a virtual store.
  82. 2021 Tuesday H: RINO News– Not to be outdone by former House Speaker John “Too Much Flipping Tanning Booth” Boehner, former President George W. Bush has to chime in and add his two cents on the modern GOP.  He says the Republican Party is ‘isolationist, protectionist, and nativist,’ lamenting the fact that he failed to get ‘comprehensive immigration reform taken care of when HE was president.’  Sadly, Republicans knew what he and the RINO wing of the GOP meant when they talked about ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ meant amnesty for millions with a pathway to citizenship for all.’  We did not want that then, George, and we don’t want it now and if you want to make sure the Bush Family name remains toxic, continue talking, George.  Voting for another Bush would mean legalizing the illegal and another justice like the loser chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts.   IF Jeb were to run again, yikes, NO MORE BUSHES!
  83. 2021 Tuesday I: Democratic-Socialist News– A new poll says that a large majority of the American people are concerned with the fact that Joe Biden appears to be a slobbering idiot much of the time.  We are concerned, too.   Speaking of Joe Biden, a Missouri college student is suing the Biden administration allowing trannys, i.e., chicks with dicks, into female-only college dorms.   Next, Michigan’s GOP announced they had discovered that Governor “Gravel Gertie” Gretchen Whitmer AND her staff took a secret vacation to Florida while demanding everyone else remain indoors wearing 4-5 masks.   Elsewhere, a new poll demonstrates that white liberals typically have far more mental problems than do everyone else.  We agree with that study.  Meanwhile, as criticism continues rolling in blasting Rep. Maxine “Prune Face” Waters, DS-CA 43rd congressional district, she dismisses it as ‘nothing’ even though she did the same thing that supposedly got President Donald J. Trump impeached a second time.   (Interesting note- “Prune Face” Waters sought a police escort when she landed in Minneapolis to the protest scene so she could stir the pot without having to fear for her safety.  Wow).  Speaking of “Prune Face,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pushing a bill to censure the decrepit old rabble rouser and to remove her from her committee assignments.  Go for it.  (Note- the Democrats blocked this move).
  84. 2021 Tuesday J: Political News I– President Donald J. Trump says he is considering a run for the White House in 2024.  Elsewhere, Senator Joe Manchin, D-W. VA, says that ‘Joe Biden turned his back on the people of his state by going after coalminers when 43-percent of the world’s energy is derived from coal.’  This is true, the United States is the ‘Saudi Arabia of coal’ what with the best here such as anthracite and bituminous coal beneath our feet.   Moving on, Senator Marsha Blackburn says that asking for Voter ID is NOT racist.  We agree.  One needs ID for everything else including welfare checks, liquor, and pot purchases, picking up tickets, buying cigarettes, boarding airplanes- unless one is an illegal alien- you name it, you must show ID so WTF?[xvi] 
  85. 2021 Tuesday K: Political News II– Officials in Indiana reveal that laws regarding firearms in their state would have done NOTHING to have stopped the mass shooting at the FedEx facility a week or so ago.  Next, in Arizona, students can now attend school in person and without having to wear face masks.  However, when the state’s mask mandate ends in May, Oregon is considering passing a law that will require faces masks on everyone forever.  That is correct- FOREVER.  Crazy flipping left-wing socialists.  Next, President Donald J. Trump is urging ‘Pro-China Joe’ Biden to reinstate the travel ban that protected the nation so well from the Chi-Vi pandemic.   Speaking of President Donald J. Trump, Ohio GOP lawmakers want to rename a state park for the 45th president.   Speaking of befuddled old Joe Biden, he backs a bill to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state.  People, just return the land to Maryland.  Enough!
  86. 2021 Tuesday L: Political News III– The U.S. ambassador to Moscow, John Sullivan, is coming home for consultations after Joe Biden continues slandering Vladimir Putin.  Speaking of Mr. Putin and Russia, the word from Moscow is ‘IF Joe Biden wants a summit with Mr. Putin, it will depend on U.S. actions.’   Elsewhere, in Florida, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signs a bill that will allow the state to tax $1 billion in online purchases.   Next, North Carolina won’t pass a bill banning youth tranny procedures.  NOT right.  Wait until you’re 18 and then if you wish to destroy your body, it’s ON YOU.   Meanwhile, Willie Nelson is encouraging Joe Biden to make the ‘pot holiday’ an official one.   Finally, like Gary Gilmore in Utah back in 1977, a death row inmate in Nevada, Zane Michael Floyd, wants the option of being executed via firing squad.   Finally, Los Angeles, California, Mayor Eric “The Grub” Garcetti, NOT TO BE OUTDONE BY FELLOW LEFTISTS, is proposing a universal basic income (that ONLY minorities will receive).
  87. 2021 Tuesday M: Political News IV– Senator Rick Scott, R-FL, says that “WOKE” companies will feel a backlash in the aftermath of Major League Baseball withdrawing the All-Star Game and MLB Draft from the Peach State.  Meanwhile, a recent poll says that less than one-third of Americans are aware of Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the Joe Biden-Russia-Chi-Com connection.
  88. 2021 Tuesday N: Foreign News / Overseas News– Chi-Com President Xi Jinping gives a thinly veiled warning to Joe Biden not to pursue a path of unilateralism.  Meanwhile, General Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, says that ‘pulling out of Afghanistan will make the War on Terror that much more difficult to prosecute.’   Elsewhere, Bill Gates and loads of world leaders will attend the ‘Biden climate summit.’  This should be fun to watch.  Next, Russia’s defense minister says, ‘U.S. actions in the Black Sea are becoming increasingly provocative.’  We would advise Joe Biden not to send U.S. Naval assets into the Black Sea as whatever senile old Joe sends would NOT be able to withstand a concerted Russian attack nor might Turkey allow the vessels to pass back through the Dardanelles to the Mediterranean.  It could be a real cluster-f**k.  Finally, Admiral Charles Richard, head of U.S. Strategic Command, issues a dire warning to the administration: the Chi-Coms and the Russians are modernizing their nuclear forces much faster than anything the United States is doing.  Sadly, WOKE issues for the Democrats are much more important than defending the nation.[xvii]
  89. 2021 Tuesday O: Stay tuned for tonight’s Mega-Millions Draw #1652 with a $257 million jackpot on the line.  Here are the numbers: 06, 23, 43, 49, 52, and Mega 05.  Out of 166,921 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $1,806,354.  The winning ticket was sold at the Richmond New May Wah Supermarket in San Francisco, CA 94118.
  90. 2022 Wednesday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 506,791,436 confirmed cases, +1,053,868, 6,231,610 confirmed deaths, +4,338 and 458,891,162 confirmed recoveries, +1,235,601. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,478,398 confirmed cases, UP 63,258 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,016,967 confirmed deaths, UP 452,[xviii] and 80,306,447 confirmed recoveries, UP to 34,178.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xix]
  91. 2022 Wednesday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 567,674 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- intellectually inadequate old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number seen by the Trump administration in a year of the raging coronavirus pandemic. Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,645 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus.  From this point forward, ALL COVID-19 deaths are atop Joe Biden.  He has surpassed President Donald J. Trump’s 15-month number by 202,919 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 455 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  92. 2022 Wednesday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,162,004 confirmed cases, 89,844 confirmed deaths, and 8,931,498 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,935,813 confirmed cases, 73,759 confirmed deaths, and 5,805,626 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 245,035 confirmed cases, 1,407 confirmed deaths, and 237,950 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,477,863 confirmed cases, 12,626 confirmed deaths, and 1,438,605 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Puerto Rico: they have 499,539 confirmed cases, 4,188 confirmed deaths, and 473,564 confirmed recoveries.[xx]   
  93. 2022 Wednesday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,044,994 confirmed cases, 10,658 confirmed deaths, and 3,941,841 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Montserrat, 218th place on the list: 177 cases of the virus, 2 confirmed death and 174 confirmed recoveries.[xxi]                         
  94. 2022 Wednesday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 35,160.79, UP 249.59 points (+0.71%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,453.07 DOWN 166.59 points (-1.22%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,459.45, DOWN 2.76 points (-0.062%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $102.56 per barrel, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of GOLD is $1,955.90 per troy oz., +0.30 (+0.02%) while the price of SILVER is $25.21 per troy ounce, -0.06 (-0.24%).  The price of PLATINUM is $984.30 per troy oz, -2.70 (-0.27%) while the price of COPPER is $4.66 per pound, +0.01 (+0.18%).[xxii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,443.32 per troy oz., -8.61 (-0.35%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,750.00 per troy oz., -150.00 (-0.79%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,110,000.00 per CNY/T, +5,000.00 (+0.45%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,270.00 per USD/T, +9.00 (+0.28%). The price of ZINC is $4,418.00 per USD/T., -80.50 (-1.79%).   The price of COCOA is $2,536.00 per USD/T, +11.00 (+0.44%).  The price of COFFEE is $218.80 per USD/T, -2.50 (-1.13%).  The price of CORN is $812.75 per USD/T, -3.25 (-0.40%).  The price of LUMBER is $995.60 USD 1,000 board feet +57.00 (+6.07%).[xxiii]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000024.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.42 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.92 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.00, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 79.78 of theirs.    In Moroccan Dirham, one greenback equals 9.80 and in Mozambican Metical, a buck equals 63.20 and in Myanmar Kyat, one dollar equals 1,850.00 of theirs.[xxiv]       
  95. 2022 Wednesday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.696 per gallon, $4.106 in Florida, $5.240 in Hawaii, and $4.682 in Washington state.[xxv]    Let us look at one other portion of the Unite