166. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022

2012 Friday: President Barack Obama announces that the Federal government will stop deporting some illegal immigrants. Obama would love for all of them to stay but the American people simply won’t permit it.

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166. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022:

President James K. Polk; U.S. Treasury John Connally; Soviet Leader Yuri Andropov; Boston featuring Jeff Neil, Harry Nilsson, Herb Alpert, and the Tijuana Brass featuring Tonni Kalash, Outlaws featuring Waylon Jennings, the Spencer Davis Group featuring Muff Winwood, and Uriah Heep featuring Bernie Shaw:

  1. 763 B.C.: Assyrian astronomers record a solar eclipse that they will later use to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history. 
  2. 1215 Monday: England’s King John put his seal to the Magna Carta aka “the Great Charter” at Runnymede.
  3. 1219 Saturday: Forces led by King Valdemar II of Denmark defeated the Estonians in the Battle of Lyndanisse.
  4. 1389 Monday: At the Battle of Kosovo, the Turks defeat the combined Serbian-Bosnian armies.
  5. 1502 Sunday: Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage to the New World.
  6. 1520 Tuesday: Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in a papal bull.
  7. 1607 Friday: Colonists in North America completed James Fort in Jamestown, VA.  
  8. 1626 Monday: King Charles I disbands the English Parliament.
  9. 1648 Monday: The first execution for the crime of witchcraft in the New World occurs in Boston, Massachusetts, as city leaders send Margaret Jones to the gallows.
  10. 1667 Tuesday: Jean-Baptiste Denys administered the first fully documented blood transfusion on this date when he successfully transfused the blood of a sheep to a 15-year-old boy.
  11. 1752 Thursday: Ben Franklin performs his kite-flying experiment.  He did this by flying a kite in a thunderstorm.  The result was a little spark that showed the relationship between lightning and electricity.
  12. 1775 Thursday: The Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to appoint George Washington head of the Continental Army.
  13. 1836 Wednesday: Arkansas became the 25th state of the union.
  14. 1844 Saturday: Charles Goodyear received a patent for a process that strengthens rubber.
  15. 1846 Monday: The United States and Britain settled a boundary dispute concerning the boundary between Canada and the U.S. by signing a treaty.
  16. 1849 Friday: James K. Polk-Democrat, the 11th president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee from cholera at age 53.  As president, he served from March 04, 1845, to March 04, 1849, and during his time as president, won the Mexican American War of 1846-1848.  
  17. 1864 Wednesday: Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton signed an order establishing a military burial ground on Robert E. Lee’s plantation, which became Arlington National Cemetery.
  18. 1866 Friday: Prussia attacked Austria on this date setting in motion another round of European wars.
  19. 1877 Friday: Henry O. Flipper became the first African American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
  20. 1887 Wednesday: The New York Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 29-1.
  21. 1898 Wednesday: The U.S. Congress accepts the annexation of Hawaii.
  22. 1902 Sunday: The 20th Century Limited, an express passenger train between New York and Chicago, began service and in 1967, it made its final run in December of that year.
  23. 1904 Wednesday: More than 1,100 people died when fire erupted aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New York’s East River.
  24. 1909 Tuesday: Benjamin Shibe patented the cork-center baseball on this date.
  25. 1911 Thursday: The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company underwent incorporation in the state of New York.  Later, the business would rename itself International Business Machines Corporation.
  26. 1914 Monday: In Stavropol Governate, Russian Empire, the future sixth leader of the Soviet Union and former KGB spymaster, Yuri Andropov—is born in Russia on this date.
  27. 1919 Sunday: Captain John Alcott and Lt. Arthur W. Brown won $50,000 for successfully completing the first, non-stop trans-Atlantic airplane flight.  
  28. 1924 Sunday: J. Edgar Hoover becomes the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  29. 1934 Friday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an act making the National Guard part of the U.S. Army in the event of war or national emergency.
  30. 1937 Tuesday: Future hard-rocking Country artist, Waylon Jennings[i], is born in Littlefield, Texas, on this date as is future trumpeter with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass[ii], Tonni Kalash, who is born in San Francisco, California.
  31. 1938 Wednesday: Johnny Vander Meer pitched his second consecutive no-hitter, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first night game at Ebbets Field, four days after leaving the Boston Bees hitless by a score of 3-0.
  32. 1940 Saturday: France surrenders to Nazi Germany while the Soviet Union occupies the Baltic country of Lithuania.
  33. 1941 Sunday: Famed vocalist in the world of rock music, Harry Nilsson[iii], is born in Brooklyn, New York, on this date.
  34. 1943 Tuesday: Muff Winwood, brother of Steve and future bassist with the Spencer Davis Group[iv], is born in Erdington, Birmingham, England on this date.
  35. 1944 Thursday: U.S. forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during World War II, B-29 Superfortresses carried out their first raids on Japan.
  36. 1955 Wednesday: For “mutual defense purposes,” the United States and Great Britain signed a cooperation agreement concerning atomic information.
  37. 1956 Friday: Future vocalist with the British hard rock band, Uriah Heep[v], 1986-present—Bernie Shaw—is born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
  38. 1960 Wednesday: Argentina files a complaint with the United Nations over Israel’s capture and subsequent illicit transport out of the country to its home territory of Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
  39. 1962 Friday: Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), after a five-day convention in Michigan, issued the Port Huron Statement.
  40. 1969 Sunday: Future touring drummer with the rock band, Boston[vi] (2002 to the present)—Jeff Neil—is born on this date.  Elsewhere, the variety show, “Hee-Haw,” a fast-paced mixture of country music and comedy skits debuted on CBS-TV.
  41. 1970 Monday: Charles Manson goes on trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders.
  42. 1978 Thursday: King Hussein of Jordan married 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor.
  43. 1982 Tuesday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules that ALL children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a FREE public education.
  44. 1983 Wednesday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) strikes down laws restricting abortion.
  45. 1984 Friday:  Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns scores a TKO over Roberto Duran.
  46. 1985 Saturday: At the 1:42 minute mark of Round 8 in a scheduled 12-round WBC championship title fight, Pinklon Thomas lands a knockout on Michael “Hercules” Weaver.   Thomas retained the belt and put his professional record to 26-0-1 while that of Weaver went to 27-11-1.
  47. 1987 Monday: Michael Spinks scores a knockout over the “Great White Hope” Gerry Cooney in the 5th round of their heavyweight title fight.
  48. 1992 Monday: Vice President Dan Quayle, relying on a faulty flash card, erroneously instructed Trenton, N.J., sixth-grade student William Figueroa to spell ‘potato’ with an ‘e’ on the end of the word, during a spelling bee.
  49. 1993 Tuesday: Former Texas governor John Connally, who was in the car with assassinated President John F. Kennedy and who suffered grievous wounds in the gunfire, died in Houston at age 76.  He also served his nation as its 61st U.S. Treasury secretary.  A Democrat, he served under President Richard M. Nixon from February 11, 1971, to June 12, 1972.
  50. 1994 Wednesday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the oath of office as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.  Elsewhere, Israel and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations.  Finally, Buena Vista Pictures releases the Walt Disney animated feature, “The Lion King” on this date.
  51. 2003 Sunday: With a deadline passed for Iraqis to hand in heavy weapons, U.S. forces fanned out across Iraq to seize arms and put down potential foes.  Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA Championship, defeating the New Jersey Nets 88-77 in Game 6.  
  52. 2004 Tuesday: In the NBA Finals, the Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1.  Meanwhile, the Southern Baptist Convention quit a global federation of Baptist denominations during a meeting in Indianapolis as SBC leaders denounced the Baptist World Alliance and other groups for accepting liberal theology.
  53. 2009 Monday: General Stanley McChrystal took charge of nearly 90,000 U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.  Meanwhile, President Barack Obama, pushing health care reform before the annual meeting of the American Medical Association in Chicago, bluntly told the doctors he was against their highest legislative priority: limiting malpractice awards.  The president returned to the White House, where he met with Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi.
  54. 2011 Wednesday: In Greece, police fired tear gas at angry protesters, outraged over cuts their government agreed to make in conjunction with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
  55. 2012 Friday: President Barack Obama announces that the Federal government will stop deporting some illegal immigrants.  Obama would love for all of them to stay but the American people simply won’t permit it.
  56. 2013 Saturday: Wild celebrations broke out in Tehran and other cities as reformist-backed Hassan Rouhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran’s presidency.
  57. 2014 Sunday: In the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 4 games to 1.  Elsewhere, as the ISIS juggernaut grinds closer and closer to Baghdad, Iraq, the U.S. begins evacuating its embassy staff from the struggling city.  And President Barack Hussein Obama called the terrorist group, ‘the B-Team.’
  58. 2015 Monday: In the NHL Stanley Cup Final, the Chicago Blackhawks win their sixth cup by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0, taking the series 4 games to 2.  Congratulations, Hawks!  Elsewhere, South Korea continues battling its recent MERS outbreak what with another death for a total of 16 and at least 150 cases of the mysterious virus that just so happened to be a betacoronavirus that possibly emanated out of neighboring communist China.
  59. 2016 Wednesday: Young adult novelist Lois Duncan, author of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” dies at age 82.  Meanwhile, as Russian aggression intensifies in Ukraine, ministers from the European Union announce an increase in aid for the beleaguered Ukrainians.  Of course, whether the Europeans will deliver them offensive weapons or just meals-ready-to-eat remains to be seen. Elsewhere, crackpot Senator Chris Murphy, DS-CT, launches a filibuster on the floor of the U.S. Senate in an effort to ramrod comprehensive gun control through in the wake of the massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  (Note- Senator Murphy, since the shooter was a radical jihadist who committed his life to ISIS, wouldn’t it make more sense to filibuster so NO more flipping Muslims enter the frigging country?  Dumbass liberals).
  60. 2017 Thursday: In the still free bastion of democracy of Hong Kong, a new record price is set for a parking lot: $664,000.  That’s capitalism for you!  Elsewhere, in the Congressional Baseball Game at Washington Nationals baseball park, the Democrats deliver the Republicans a pounding in the charity game, winning by a final score of 11-2.  However, since Rep. Steve Scalise, R-LA, was shot by a Bernie Sanders’ whacked out supporter, the victorious Democrats in a show of sympathy lend the trophy to the GOP until the Louisiana Republican makes a full recovery.
  61. 2018 Friday: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort underwent jailing to await two criminal trials; a federal judge revoked his house arrest over phony allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s phony investigation into purported “Trump-Russia collusion,” something the special counsel failed to find or to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.  Sadly, Manafort received seven years in prison on federal charges.  The poor man is a political prisoner, punished by the Democrats because he helped Donald Trump win the presidency.
  62. 2019 Saturday: The sports memorabilia world lights its hair on fire as a baseball jersey belonging to the world’s greatest Babe Ruth brings in a record $5.64 million at auction in New York City.  Stunning!  Elsewhere, Chi-Com stooge Carrie Lam- chief executive of Hong Kong- announces the suspension of the new extradition law that would send FREE Hong Kongens to mainland China for trial.  The protests have ground Beijing’s rule of the former British crown colony into the dust.  (Note- several months later, the Xi Jinping Bat Flu would arrive that would help Xi Jinping kill two birds with one stone- Hong Kong freedom fighters and U.S. President Donald J. Trump.  F**king diabolical).
  63. 2020 Monday: Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone warlord RAZ changed the name of the new utopic socialized crap hole from CHAZ to CHOP: Capitol Hill Organized Protest.  There, people tremble in fear that they might be beaten and/or evicted at any time while Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin, CPUSA-WA, pays it little mind and Gov. Jay Inslee- a loser if one ever existed- acts as though he knows nothing about it, a la Sergeant Schultz.   Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney-General William “Bill” Barr make it known that the pending ‘tell-all’ book by John “Perpetual War” Bolton in which, he attacks his former boss, the current president, has not gone through the normal processes and could be in violation of long-standing federal policy.  Elsewhere, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds civil rights for homosexuals.  It is what it is.  Finally, President Trump informed the world that he is moving ahead with his planned Oklahoma City rally this upcoming Saturday, June 20, 2020.  The left is wailing, gnashing its teeth but the commander-in-chief is correct when he says, ‘all the fears of the Chinese bat flu went out the window when people were out in the streets rioting over the death of George Floyd but oh, no, Trump can’t hold any rallies because we must not take the chance of getting the Wuhan Virus.  Oh, please.  Here is the deal: 800,000 people have sought tickets to the 20,000-seat arena.  Period.  Joe Biden cannot match that.  
  64. 2020 Monday A: Speaking of the Chinese Bat Virus, the one comrade Xi dispatched to the rest of the world, here are today’s stats, world first: 7,965,453 confirmed cases, 434,432 confirmed deaths, and 3,809,566 confirmed recoveries.   Next, here are the stats for the United States: 2,148,380 confirmed cases, 117,700 confirmed deaths, and 662,226 confirmed recoveries.  Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are today’s stats, Golden State first: 151,452 confirmed cases, 5,089 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, in the Aloha State, here are the numbers: 728 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 629 confirmed recoveries.  Finally in the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 26,067 confirmed cases, 1,220 confirmed deaths, and like California, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.
  65. 2021 Tuesday: COVID-19 Statistics for the Planet as a Whole: 177,389,937 confirmed cases, +362,657, 3,837,479  confirmed deaths, +8,678 and 161,820,429 confirmed recoveries, +630,101.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 34,351,205 confirmed cases, UP 11,726 from yesterday’s reporting, 615,701 confirmed deaths, UP 469,[vii] and 28,577,493 confirmed recoveries, UP 144,993.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[viii]  
  66. 2021 Tuesday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump COVID-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 297,795 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 161,854 deaths  
  67. 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: 3,804,748 confirmed cases, 63,203 confirmed deaths, and 2,065,912 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,351,726 confirmed cases, 37,393 confirmed deaths, and 2,124,674 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 37,067 confirmed cases, 506 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 447,658 confirmed cases, 5,840 confirmed deaths (DOWN), and 220,096 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Arkansas: they have 344,067 confirmed cases, 5,863 confirmed deaths, and 336,107 confirmed recoveries. [ix]   
  68. 2021 Tuesday C: Foreign COVID Stats of the Day– Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 839,690 confirmed cases, 6,430 confirmed deaths, and 833,029 confirmed recoveries (SAME NUMBERS).   Let’s look at one other country-  Angola, 117th country on the list: 36,921 cases of the virus, 842 confirmed deaths and 30,775 confirmed recoveries.[x]     
  69. 2021 Tuesday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,299.33, DOWN 94.42 points (-0.27%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 14,072.86, DOWN 101.29 points (-0.71%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,246.59, DOWN -8.56 points (-0.20%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $72.65 per barrel, +0.52 (+0.73%).  The price of GOLD is $1,856.90 per troy oz., +0.70 (+0.04%) while the price of SILVER is $27.77 per troy ounce, +0.06 (+0.22%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,153.90 per troy oz, +5.30 (+0.46%) while the price of COPPER is $4.35 per pound, +0.02 (+0.50%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,767.93 per troy oz, +5.30 (+0.19%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $22,800.00 per troy oz., +500.00 (+2.24%). The price of NEODYMIUM is $602,500.00 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. = 6.40 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.03.     In Lesotho Loti, one greenback equals 13.76 and in Liberian Dollar, a buck equals 107.60 and in Libyan Dinar, one dollar equals 4.46 of theirs.[xiv]        
  70. 2021 Tuesday 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 and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.226 per gallon, $2.966 in Florida, $3.972 in Hawaii, and $3.621 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other location- Michigan: $3.162.  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- Zambia: $3.673 per U.S. Gallon.[xvi]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,410,267,967,104 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 which is not good- those two bastards should have been given public lashings.  As for holders of U.S. debt, after Cayman Islands, the next largest holder of U.S. debt is India with $216 billion of U.S. national debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for position).[xviii]
  71. 2021 Tuesday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I– Folks, by our count, today is Day No. 84 for the so-called ‘Border Czar’ “Kooky Kamala” Harris, aka Willie Brown’s ‘sofa,’ to be in charge of the border and to continue being a no-show.  How is it this woman still maintains this ‘job’ much less continues to serve as the faux vice president of the United States.  Hurry up with the election audits so we can boot this woman who schlepped her way to the top along with her boss out of office.  Enough is enough.  Speaking of “Kooky Kamala,” Democrats and Republicans alike are blasting her for taking selfies at a South Carolina vaccination center when she should be down at the border halting the tidal wave of illegal aliens from the Third World.
  72. 2021 Tuesday G: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe II– Meanwhile, One America News releases the latest updates as to ILLEGAL ALIENS DATA.  First, the cost of caring for all these Untermensch as of today is $533,130,528.  Second, the cost so far this year of handling the illegal alien tsunami for 2021 is $181,355,085,824.  Third, the number of illegal aliens who have crossed the border this year is 1,858,744 while fourth, the total number of illegal aliens estimated to be in the U.S. is 35,858,744.  Since the inception of our original blog site back in 2009, we have speculated that the number of illegals back then was anywhere between 35-to-50 million.  Now, we believe the number is closer to 75-to-100 million.  Let’s begin rounding them up, inserting microchips next to their hearts, and then booting them out of the country as quickly as possible.  We need Donald Trump to come back NOW.
  73. 2021 Tuesday H: Foreign News / Overseas News I– In advance of the ‘Joe Biden’-Vladimir Putin summit tomorrow, Joe Biden says that he is going to ‘warn’ Putin in a conversation that could last up to five hours (which is bull crap- no way Joe can do it.  However, we expect that once in the room with their interpreters, Putin actually will be discussing issues with Joe Biden’s earpiece which most likely contains the voice of former regime leader Barack Hussein Obama).   Ahead of their summit, Putin says that Joe has much for which to answer when it comes as to WHY more than 450 people are languishing in D.C. lockups for their part in January 06, 2021, and WHY Ashli Babbitt was shot dead by a police officer.  In essence, what Putin is saying, is ‘look in the mirror at yourselves before you begin pointing the finger at us.’  (Note- we expect some issue will arise that will cancel the Obama-Putin Summit so Joe does not embarrass himself and our country.
  74. 2021 Tuesday I: Foreign News / Overseas News II–  News arose today that suggests that Vladimir Putin will soon be annexing Belarus to the new Russian empire just as they continue applying pressure upon the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and continue their war of aggression against Ukraine.  Meanwhile, patriotic Israelis stage a massive march through East Jerusalem as the new liberal government sends out legions of police to keep the ‘radicals’ in line.  These people are NOT radicals and Jerusalem- ALL OF IT- belongs to the Israeli people because God gave them the land more than 3,00 years ago in a covenant between Yahweh and His Chosen People.  March every day!  Regarding Israel, the Israeli Air Force had to strike some targets in Gaza after the criminal Palestinians launched a barrage of incendiary balloons across the border into Israel.  The Israeli fire authorities report the bottom-feeding rabble in Gaza ignited at least 20 fires.  Light ‘em up, Israel, light ‘em up.
  75. 2021 Tuesday J: Foreign News / Overseas News III-Elsewhere, the Chi-Coms sent 28 warplanes- including nuclear-capable bombers and fighters- into Taiwanese airspace in the largest show of force to date.  We hope Taiwan continues beefing up its defenses because in the coming war between the forces of the modern-day Chi-Com Nazis and the freedom-loving people of Free China- Taiwan- there is but one place to stand: on the side of free people.  We should have nuked the Chi-Coms back in 1950.  (Note- communist China expert Gordon Chang says Beijing’s military exercises are no ‘coincidence’).  Finally, Israeli ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says that ‘ignorant’ Ilhan Omar is ‘not worthy’ to be in Congress.
  76. 2021 Tuesday K: COVID-19 Updates and Additional Information I– New evidence continues to arise that shows what most Americans already know: COVID-19 was already in the U.S. by Christmas 2019.  (Note- the Chi-Coms and their Democratic Party stooges took care of one another’s problems: COVID-19 allowed the Chi-Coms to end the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong while the disease allowed the Democrats to get rid of President Donald J. Trump and to vilify his supporters by setting the FALSE FLAG OPERATION of January 06, 2021, into action.   In so doing, it permitted both to get rid of their enemies and to allow each one to cover for the other.  The capstone is that Vladimir Putin can now lambaste drooling Joe Biden for keeping the people locked up while hiding the identity of the cop who shot Ashli Babbitt.
  77. 2021 Tuesday L: COVID-19 Updates and Additional Information II-In other Chi-Vi-related news, former CDC Director Robert Redfield says that the ‘arrogance’ of the Chi-Com scientists may have led to the disaster of the Xi Jinping Bat Flu pandemic destabilizing the world.  Finally, thanks to Red State’s brave reporting, we continue learning the truth that the Xi Jinping Bat Flu pandemic was indeed cooked up like methamphetamine in the Wuhan Institute of Virology for use as a biowarfare weapons.  If their stats are correct, the reason the Chi-Coms’ numbers are so low is that they were prepared for it in advance.
  78. 2021 Tuesday M: Voting Integrity / Fraudulent And Stolen Election News– President Donald J. Trump continues ramping up pressure on the Keystone State to conduct an Arizona-style 2020 Election audit.
  79. 2021 Tuesday N: Political News I– GOP lawmakers seek to defund schools using the bogus and racist 1619 Project in its educational regimen.  Good.  In other news, Robert Bork Jr. says that ‘his father would be appalled that ‘Cho-Mo Joe’ Biden is president.  Of course when Biden was on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, he eviscerated Bork’s father who was up for a SCOTUS nomination.   Elsewhere, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launches a new PAC with which to help worthy candidates in the fight to reclaim the U.S. House and Senate in 2022.  Moving on, it’s official: the GOP have introduced a bill to fire Dr. “Phony Tony” Fauci for his mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis as well as his potential enrichment from his mistakes.
  80. 2021 Tuesday O: Business News– Wall Street ends DOWN over investor fears in anticipation of the coming report from the Federal Reserve.  In other business news, Southwest Airlines has had to cancel more than 1,000 flights due to technical issues but we think they were ‘hacked.’  Everyone else is so why not them?
  81. 2021 Tuesday P: Joe Biden Regime News I– U.S. Department of Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas returns from a trip to Mexico.  We suspect he went there to clean up the mess made by ‘Border Czar’ “Kooky Kamala” Harris who takes nothing seriously but laughs at everything like the yammering jackal she is.  In other news, ‘Joe Biden’s’ proposed budget is $6 trillion, which will drive the U.S. deficit to the moon.  The senile old fool’s handlers are going to drive taxes up on the American people.  This is insanity, it’s akin to King John crushing the people and Robin Hood fighting back on behalf of the people.  In other regime news, Joe Biden wants to spend $100 million ANNUALLY to combat domestic terrorism.
  82. 2021 Tuesday Q: Crime and Punishment News / Law Enforcement News– While conducting a turtle-nesting study in Florida, researchers come across $1.2 million worth of cocaine.   Next, the U.S. Department of Justice seeks to reinstate the death penalty against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  Elsewhere, a judge rules that Harvey Weinstein can be sent to California to face a rape charge in the Golden State.
  83. 2021 Tuesday R: National Security News– Tucker Carlson reported tonight on his Fox News Channel show that government documents reveal that there were numerous FBI agents involved in the events of January 06, 2021, ‘unindicted co-conspirators’ who helped organize the protests that day and then participated in leading them into the Capitol Building.  We have said countless times that what happened on January 06, 2021, was the largest FALSE FLAG OPERATION carried out in the history of our country so as to bring down President Donald J. Trump, vilify his supporters, and then to place a Chi-Com-backed stooge into the White House.  This only reinforces what we believe and what we have been saying for months now.
  84. 2021 Tuesday S: Big Tech News– “Little Mark” Zuckerberg made one of the biggest (and stupidest) mistakes of his life when he tried to buy rights to Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2” for an undisclosed massive amount of money.  Roger Waters, creative fire behind the British band and writer of most of its songs said, ‘there is no F***ing way I am going to allow a F***ing POS like Zuckerberg to use MY song so he can brainwash young people.’  A supporter of Julian Assange, Waters the song was as important back then as it is now especially since Facebook is rapidly becoming a Big Brother-like entity spying on people around the globe, sucking up their data, and then doing its damnedest to control their minds.  God bless you, Roger; it’s good to know patriots and freedom fighters still exist.  As for Zuck, well, he can go F*** himself in the ass.
  85. 2021 Tuesday T: Religion News– U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are meeting to discuss the denying of communion to Pro-Death politicians.  The Holy Father Pope Francis ordered them NOT to deny communion to the abortion-loving, Marxist Democrats because in our view, Francis is a Marxist, too, and unfit to lead the church.  We hope the bishops excommunicate ALL Pro-Death politicians from the church.  Let them languish in Limbo.
  86. 2021 Tuesday U: Health and Medical Alerts– A new study reports that for about one-quarter of all survivors of the Chi-Vi, they develop other, much more chronic issues down the road.  The Chi-Coms claim their pandemic did not originate in their biowarfare program but folks, every scrap of news we hear connected to the ‘VID tells us one thing and one thing only: the Chi-Coms cooked this crap up and then infected the rest of the world.   E-V-I-L.
  87. 2021 Tuesday V: U.S. House of Representatives News– Nonagenarian House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, DS-CA 12th congressional district, she with the lopsided breasts, says that the House will proceed with its ‘investigation’ into the (FALSE FLAG OPERATION) of January 06, 2021.  As we all recall, the crowd of peaceful Trump supporters was infiltrated by Antifa thugs and Black Lives Matter human fecal matter.  The rest as they say is ‘history.’  In other House news, loser Rep. Adam “Bug-Eyes” Schiff, DS-CA 28th congressional district says that has unlimited power to spy on the American people and to seize any records he so desires even as he raises a stink about the Bill Barr DOJ’s subpoenas for phone records belonging to Democrat lawmakers.  Moving on, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA 23rd congressional district, is pushing ‘Mumbles” Pelosi to strip Rep. Ilhan “Allah Akbar” Omar, CPUSA-MI 5th congressional district, of her seat on the House Intel Committee because of her hatred of Israel and her love of all things ‘jihad.’
  88. 2021 Tuesday W: U.S. Senate News I– The U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to take the seat of now-Attorney General Merrick “The Mole” Garland on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  A likely future nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court- should “Cho-Mo Joe” Biden stick around long enough to get to nominate a pick- Jackson was confirmed by a vote of 53-44.  In other U.S. Senate news, Senator John Barrasso, R-WY, says that ‘Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Land Management- Tracy Stone-Manning- should be booted over her support or involvement in past acts of eco-terrorism.  The Democrats NEVER possess a scrap of shame for their crazed, left-wing, Marxist actions.  Shame.  Elsewhere, Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR, says ‘U.S. servicemembers are complaining about the overly WOKE Pentagon’s policies.’  Amen.  As they should… He is also concerned that the Chi-Coms will be harvesting the DNA of Olympians at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.  Finally, the Senate Judiciary Committee is debating the House Bill H.R. 6 that will grant amnesty and citizenship to 3 million frigging illegal aliens without determining whether there are thugs and rapists among them.  (Note- the Democrats truly hate the people they lead).
  89. 2021 Tuesday X: U.S. Senate News II– Senate Minority Leader “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell, R-KY, says that there must be grave consequences for the purposeful leaking of a person’s tax records.  Speaking of “Cocaine Mitch,” he says there is NO WAY that “Gropin’ Joe” Biden will get someone onto the U.S. Supreme Court in 2024.  Another denizen of the U.S. Senate, Senator “Cho-Mo Bob” Menendez, DS-NJ, says that ‘Joe Biden must treat Vladimir Putin like the ‘killer’ he is.  Good for you, Bob, good for you.  Next, Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, says that ‘the Biden regime’s blanket amnesty covers dangerous criminals, too.’
  90. 2021 Tuesday Y: President Donald J. Trump News– President Donald J. Trump names Liz Harrington as his new spokesperson as Jason Miller is taking over as the CEO of a new tech start-up company.  The company owns one of the social media platforms the 45th president is considering appropriating with which to get his message out to the American people and his supporters around the world.
  91. 2021 Tuesday Z: Economic News– A new Trafalgar poll says that MORE Americans blame ‘Cho-Mo Joe’ Biden than they do President Donald J. Trump for the rising inflation now afflicting the country.
  92. 2021 Tuesday AA: Environmental News I– Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows calls the G7 Summit’s agreement on ‘climate change actions’ a terrible deal.
  93. 2021 Tuesday BB: Texas State News– Governor Greg Abbott, R-TX, sends a powerful message to the laughing hyena ‘Border Czar’ “Kooky Kamala” Harris when he tells her the ‘border crisis is no laughing matter.’  The Lone Star State’s governor is going to seek contributions so that his state can continue building the wall to halt the ongoing flow of millions of ravenous illegal aliens roaring over the Southwest frontier like a cloud of locusts.  The state is also encouraging all states who can spare law enforcement officers to send them to Texas to help guard the frontier.  Governor Abbott- where can we send the checks?  (Note- all the cops run out of cities that won’t support them will be heading to Texas and Arizona, we suspect).  However, a government watchdog says, ‘Joe Biden’s halt of wall construction does not violate U.S. law.’ Speaking of Governor Abbott, President Donald J. Trump has accepted his invitation to tour the southern border with him and other officials on the last Wednesday at the end of the month.
  94. 2021 Tuesday CC: Observation of the Day– IF the United States was filled with as many WHITE SUPREMACISTS as Democrats claim, don’t you think it strange that during the eight years of the ‘first black president,’ no one- especially NO WHITE PERSON- ever tried to assassinate him?  The Secret Service isn’t that good.  However, had someone tried- or worse- had the Democrats conducted a FALSE FLAG OPERATION whereby they picked some random loser and had him or her make an attempt on the life of the 44th president, can you imagine the political bludgeoning they could have carried out on ‘white males?’  We will say this: it should be clear that true political violence is no longer a problem in this country whereas mob violence at street level is.  But in a nation that saw Presidents Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy shot dead as well as two attempts on the life on President Gerald R. Ford and the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, no attempt on the life of an American president has occurred in 41 years.  In the last century, we saw the assassinations of Senator Robert F. Kennedy as well as that of famed civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but no attempts on three highly popular/unpopular presidents depending upon whom you ask- George W. Bush, Barack Hussein Obama, and Donald J. Trump- since the turn of the century tells us one thing.  Much of the violence we see is ginned up by the left and what’s clear is, we believe that the left was trying to gin up someone among their ranks to do the unthinkable to President Trump yet were unable to find a fall guy or worse- coerce a patsy- into carrying out their loony-tunes agenda of vilification followed by violence.  No, we say, ‘WHITE SUPREMACISM’ no longer is around but there sure is a whole lotta ‘BLACK SUPREMACISM’ afflicting our country like cancer gobbling away at one’s privates.  Let’s do something to end this stupidity.   Democrats, can we set RACE ATTACKS aside?  This is going to destroy our country and even worse, you pathetic bottom-feeding scumbags know it and yet you persist.  Let me know what you think.  Thank you- Chef Vicky.
  95. 2021 Tuesday DD: California Lottery Results / Mega-Millions Draw– Here are the results for tonight’s Mega-Millions Draw #1668 with a $30 million pot on the line.  18, 22, 27, 38, 52, and Mega 11.  Out of 50,948 winning tickets in California, the highest winners were 35 people who had FOUR numbers for a prize of $383 apiece.
  96. 2022 Wednesday: You know the drill- stick around to find out what the corrupt, illegal Biden regime is up to today…

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It is a shame to watch a band undergoing problems, but such was the agonizing lot of the Beach Boys: Familial friction, inner family turmoil, and the picking and choosing of sides of one, two, or three against the others- along with managers, outside family members, even hangers-on- was causing the much-beloved band to disintegrate before the eyes of their fans.  Thus, we find Carl Wilson the second Wilson Brother to launch a solo career: “Carl Wilson,” an album that came out on March 27, 1981.  Carl was always a strong songwriter once he got going and was always a glorious collaborator with others.  This album is a good one, one that highlights the artist’s multiple musical abilities and vocal talents.  The album features Carl (vocals, guitars, keyboards), J.W. Guercio (bass, guitars, vocals), Gerald Johnson (bass), James Stroud (drums, percussion), as well as several others.  We hope you will investigate this one to your liking and that perhaps you will add it to your growing collection of nothing but the best in music- you will be glad you did.  Enjoy.

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[i] We look forward to sharing the music of not only Waylon Jennings but of Willie Nelson, and the rest of the Outlaw country music scene. We definitely hope you will keep your eyes open for the day when we do.  You will love them all.

[ii] We hope to do the music of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, as well as Alpert’s solo career, somewhere around 2035.  We hope you will remain with us.

[iii] We fully expect to share the music of Harry Nilsson one day. Make sure you are there when we do.

[iv] 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.

[v] Not sure as to when we will get around to doing the music of Uriah Heep but we hope to do it at the same time we promote the music of Hawkwind.  We hope you will remain alert as to the day that we do.

[vi] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of Boston but when we do, we will alert the readership.  Stay tuned for further developments.

[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.

[xviii] Please see the following link: Holders of US Debt – US Debt Forum.

149. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022

2013 Wednesday: Shuanghui, a Chinese meat processing company, buys Smithfield Foods for $4.72 billion; Smithfield was the world’s largest meat processing company. (Boy, the United States is truly f**ked, is it not? How has it come to pass that Chi-Coms are buying up American food processing companies? Are we putting our ‘national security’ into their conniving hands?)

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149. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022:

President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Bill Clements; U.S. Secretaries of State Edward Livingston and Louis McLane; U.S. Secretaries of the Treasury Louis McLane and William J. Duane; U.S. Senator Jerry Moran; Procol Harum featuring Gary Brooker, Quicksilver Messenger Service featuring John Cipollina, and Toto featuring Mike Porcaro:

  1. 526 Wednesday: A major earthquake strikes Antioch, Syria, resulting in about 250,000 deaths.
  2. 757 Wednesday: The reign of the 93rd Roman Catholic Pope St. Paul I begins on this date.  He would guide all of Christendom from today until June 28, 767.
  3. 1167 Monday: At the Battle of Legano, Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa falls to the army of the Lombard League.
  4. 1439 Wednesday: In Siena in the Republic of Siena, future 215th Roman Catholic Pope Pius III is born on this date- Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini.  He would become pontiff on September 22, 1503, and would guide the faithful until October 18, 1503.
  5. 1453 Sunday: With the fall of Constantinople to Sultan Mehmed II of the Turks, the Byzantine Empire ends.
  6. 1721 Thursday: The British crown formally incorporated South Carolina as a colony.
  7. 1724 Monday: Pope Benedict XIII- the 245th Roman Catholic pontiff- begins on this date.  He would guide the faithful from today until February 21, 1730.
  8. 1765 Wednesday: Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia’s House of Burgesses.  At shouts of “Treason!” from his fellows, he announced, “If this be treason, then make the most of it!”
  9. 1790 Saturday: Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution.
  10. 1807 Friday: The rule of the 28th Ottoman Turkish Sultan Selim III ended on this date.  He first became the ruler of all Sunni Islam on April 17, 1789, and would continue until the revolt of the Janissaries toppled him.  His successor- the 29th sultan of all Islam- Mustafa IV began on this date and would continue until July 28, 1808.
  11. 1833 Wednesday: The 11th U.S. Secretary of State Edward Livingston stepped down from office today and his replacement- the 12th U.S. Secretary of State Louis McLane- took his place.  Livingston served under President Andrew Jackson May 24,1831 until today; McLane served from today until June 30, 1834.  Both men were Democrats.  Prior to this, McLane served his country as its 10th U.S. secretary of the Treasury.  First a Federalist, then a Jacksonian, and finally a Democrat, he served in this capacity under President Andrew Jackson from August 08, 1831, until today.  Prior to this he was a senator from Delaware and following this, he became the 12th U.S. secretary of state and finally, he became U.S. minister to Great Britain.  His replacement, the 11th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William J. Duane, assumed office on this date and served under President Andrew Jackson from today until September 22, 1833.
  12. 1848 Monday: Wisconsin became the 30th State of the Union.
  13. 1849 Tuesday: Abraham Lincoln says, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”
  14. 1864 Monday: Emperor Maximillian I arrives at Vera Cruz, Mexico.
  15. 1905 Tuesday: At Brisk, Lithuania, the citizens launch a pogrom against its Jewish citizens.
  16. 1910 Monday: An airplane raced a train from Albany, NY, to New York City.  The airplane pilot Glenn Curtiss won the $10,000 prize.
  17. 1912 Thursday: For dancing the “Turkey Trot” during their lunch break, Curtis Publishing fires 15 young women.
  18. 1914 Saturday: The Canadian ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec after colliding with the Norwegian cargo ship SS Storstad; of the 1,477 people on board the Empress of Ireland, 1,012 died.
  19. 1916 Tuesday: The official flag of the president of the United States undergoes adoption.
  20. 1917 Wednesday: The 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  21. 1922 Tuesday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules that baseball is a sport and not a business; therefore, it is not subject to anti-trust laws.
  22. 1932 Monday: World War I veterans began arriving in Washington, D.C. to demand cash bonuses that the federal government did not intend them to receive until 1945.
  23. 1940 Saturday: During World War II, German forces overrun and capture Ostend and Ypres in Belgium and Lille in France.
  24. 1942 Monday: Bing Cosby records “White Christmas,” the greatest-selling record to date.
  25. 1943 Sunday: Norman Rockwell’s portrait of “Rosie the Riveter” appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
  26. 1945 Wednesday: Gary Brooker, future keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter with the British rock band, Procol Harum[i], was born on this date in East London.
  27. 1953 Saturday: As Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal reach the summit of Mount Everest, humans finally conquered the indomitable mountain.
  28. 1954 Sunday: In Great Bend, Kansas, future GOP senator from Kansas- Jerry Moran- is born.  He would enter the U.S. Senate on 01-03-2011. English runner Diane Leather became the first woman to run a sub-five-minute mile, finishing in 4:59.6 during the Midland Championships in Birmingham.
  29. 1955 Monday: In South Windsor, Connecticut, future member of the rock band, Toto- Mike Porcaro (bass 1982-2007)- is born.
  30. 1957 Thursday: During the Algerian War, Algerian rebels murder 336 people suspected of being French collaborators.
  31. 1961 Tuesday: A couple in Paynesville, West Virginia became the first recipients of food stamps under a pilot program created by President John F. Kennedy.
  32. 1962 Wednesday: Buck (John) O’Neil became the first black coach in major league baseball when he accepted the job with the Chicago Cubs.
  33. 1968 Thursday: The Truth in Lending Act becomes law on this date with the signature of the president.
  34. 1973 Wednesday: By defeating incumbent Sam Yorty, Tom Bradley becomes the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
  35. 1974 Thursday: President Richard M. Nixon agreed to hand over 1,200 pages of edited Watergate transcripts.  Elsewhere, at the Catholic Youth Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania, up-and-coming heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes, aka the Easton Assassin, puts his pro record to 9-0 with a 7th round TKO in a scheduled 8 round bout of opponent, Bob Mashburn. 
  36. 1977 Monday: Janet Guthrie became the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500, finishing in 29th place behind winner, A.J. Foyt.
  37. 1980 Friday: An attempted assassination of the National Urban League president, Vernon Jordan, Jr. 
  38. 1985 Thursday: Thirty-nine people died at the European Cup Final in Brussels, Belgium, when rioting broke out and a wall separating British and Italian soccer fans collapsed.
  39. 1986 Friday: Colonel Oliver North told National Security Advisor William McFarlane that profits from weapons sold to Iran were then diverted to help the Contras in Nicaragua throw out the communist government installed there.
  40. 1988 Monday: President Ronald Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union in Moscow.
  41. 1989 Tuesday: In San Francisco, California, John Cipollina, founding guitarist of the psychedelic San Franciscan band, Quicksilver Messenger Service[ii], and who later played with Terry and the Pirates, Copperhead, and the Dinosaurs, among others, died from emphysema at age 46. 
  42. 1990 Wednesday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hits a record 2,870.49 points.
  43. 1993 Sunday: Nazis murder five Turkish women in Solingen, Germany.
  44. 1999 Sunday: Discovery became the first space shuttle to dock with the International Space Station.
  45. 2005 Sunday: Unlike Russia where people get turned to hamburger for marching in Gay Pride parades, a big one gets underway in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the streets fill up with hundreds of thousands of gays marching, chanting, and doing other crap in the streets.
  46. 2006 Monday: After a U.S. military convoy collides with a car full of Afghan civilians killing several of them, thousands of Afghans take to the streets demanding the United States get the hell out of their country.  NOW.  (Note- in 2021, the U.S. would still be there accomplishing NOTHING).  In other news, Hezbollah says they are going to begin lighting Israel up with Iranian-built rockets.
  47. 2007 Tuesday: U.S. health officials swoop in, grab up a guy, and put him into quarantine after this individual- infected with a highly drug-resistant form of tuberculosis- flew not once but flipping twice on two transatlantic flights.
  48. 2008 Thursday: President Hu Jintao of the People’s Republic of China is calling once again for a resumption of talks between the PRC and the free nation of Taiwan.  Elsewhere, the World Food Bank says that it’s going to offer a $2.1 billion aid package with which to combat the global food crisis.  $200 million will be earmarked for the countries most at risk (but no help for North Korea).  Meanwhile, jihadists running amok in northern Iraq carry out not one but two suicide bombings that deliver at least 20 people to convene with Allah while causing another 42 to wish they could convene with the Big Guy.
  49. 2009 Friday: After two days of bombings in Pakistan, things there are relatively quiet today.  Friday prayers and all.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defense announces that it’s going to create a computer-security military command.  (Note- 11 years later under the Biden regime, there is still a need for such an entity).
  50. 2010 Saturday: The people in Gaza are getting excited because the ‘flotilla is coming, the flotilla is coming’ but Israeli vessels are sweeping along the coastline of this godforsaken hellhole.  Meanwhile, the flotilla is trying to get BIG NAME celebrities and politicians off Cyprus and onto their ‘fleet’ so they can force their way through the net and into Gaza.  Only anti-Semites and Jew-hating countries try to do this crap to the most civilized country in the region.
  51. 2011 Sunday: In Dallas, Texas, former U.S. Secretary of Defense- Acting- Bill Clements died.  A Republican, he served under President Richard M. Nixon from 05-24-1973 to 07-02-1973 and then went onto become the 42nd and 44th governor of Texas.  Elsewhere, Malta becomes the LAST European Union nation to legalize divorce.
  52. 2012 Tuesday: After thousands protest Brett Murray’s painting, “the Spear,” the gallery that agreed to exhibit the controversial artwork agreed to take it down.  The painting depicts South African President Jacob Zuma in a pose reminiscent of Vladimir Lenin with his junk hanging out of his pants.  Elsewhere, today is primary election day across the United States in several states with Governor Mitt Romney, RINO-MA, securing the GOP presidential nomination.  From here on out, the fight for the White House is on…
  53. 2013 Wednesday: Shuanghui, a Chinese meat processing company, buys Smithfield Foods for $4.72 billion; Smithfield was the world’s largest meat processing company.  (Boy, the United States is truly fucked, is it not?  How has it come to pass that Chi-Coms are buying up American food processing companies?  Are we putting our ‘national security’ into their conniving hands?)
  54. 2014 Thursday: Early election tallies show that Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be the next president of Egypt; el-Sisi, the military commander who removed former president Mohamed Morsi from office due to mass protests, resigned his military position to run for president.  Elsewhere, the leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia sign a treaty that creates the Eurasian Economic Union.
  55. 2015 Friday: Heavy flooding in Texas has left at least 27 dead and led to 200 rescues or more; sadly, several people are still missing.  Meanwhile, former Baltimore, Maryland, mayor, and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley announces that at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow, he will be seeking the 2016 Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
  56. 2016 Sunday: Military assets in Niger are on the way to having a good day what with the locating of and then killing of at least 12 Boko Haram jihadists.  Keep up the decent work.  However, in Nigeria, a bombing attack kills at least four civilians and one trooper in the town of Biu.  Leave ‘em for the crows, boys.
  57. 2017 Monday: Famed golfer Tiger Woods suffers arrest for driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida.   Elsewhere, Labour (communist) leader Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservative Party hold a debate.  (Note- this Corbyn guy is flaming crazy).  Meanwhile, in Caracas, Venezuela, as protesters march on the government, security thugs light them up with automatic weapons fire wounding at least 18 innocent civilians including two opposition leaders- Enrique Capriles Radonski and Carlos Paparoni.  That’s Venezuelan ‘justice’ for you.
  58. 2018 Tuesday: Roseanne Barr finds herself fired by ABC-TV, not longer after the reboot of her show, “Roseanne,” for having posted a ‘racist tweet.’  My, my.  Elsewhere, the low-life scum in Gaza begin firing hundreds of mortar rounds into Israel, the heaviest such bombardment in years.  This leads to the Israeli air force launching defensive attacks on positions held by the militants.  Exterminate this vermin and free the Palestinian people from the bondage Hamas and Hezbollah holds them.
  59. 2019 Wednesday: Disappointing to millions of crazed liberals and their RINO allies, U.S. Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III says, ‘charging President Donald J. Trump with a crime was never an option as there is no legal means with which to do so; however, the befuddled old fool says his report ‘does not exonerate the president either.’  Alas, the anti-Trump coup cooked up by President Barack Hussein Obama implodes, causing much embarrassment to the coup plotters.
  60. 2020 Friday: COVID-19 continues racking up numbers; however, with all the riots in the streets in various nations around the United States regarding the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis cops, people are NOT social distancing nor are they wearing masks to protect themselves from the Chinese Virus; no, they are wearing them to protect their identities as they slander the memory of the murdered man by looting and burning down businesses, at least 130 as of this moment.  They also burned down brand-new low-income housing leaving the residents of the community out in the streets. 
  61. 2020 Friday A: Here are the global statistics for the Wuhan Virus Crisis, aka the Chinese Bat Flu: 5,885,490 confirmed cases, 363,061 confirmed deaths, and 2,468,011 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, here are the national stats: 1,779,204 confirmed cases, 104,007 confirmed deaths, and 382,023 confirmed recoveries.  As you know, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors in three U.S. states: California, Hawaii, and Washington.  Here are the stats for the Golden State: 103,886 confirmed cases, 4,068 confirmed deaths, BUT ONCE AGAIN, NO MENTION OF confirmed recoveries.  In Hawaii, these are the stats: 647 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 604 confirmed recoveries.   Finally, in the Evergreen State, here are the (questionable) stats: 21,013 confirmed cases, 1,111 confirmed deaths, but like California, NO MENTION as to confirmed recoveries which informs the serious reader that it’s all about politics.
  62. 2020 Friday B: President Trump tells the World Health Organization that we will no longer be donating to this bought-and-paid-for-organization of Beijing.  Of course, liberals are screeching and wailing over this in the same way they are trying to blame President Trump for what is taking place in Minnesota and across the country regarding George Floyd.  He also puts communist China on notice that IF they continue trying to crackdown on Hong Kong during the Bat Flu Virus Crisis, they will find the United States opposing them and their authoritarian policies (FREE Hong Kong!  FREE Tibet!  FREE Macau!  FREE Taiwan!  FREE Mainland China!).  Liberals are wailing over this, too.  Regarding Minnesota, the cop who had a significant role in murdering Mr. Floyd- former Officer Derek Chauvin- was taken into custody today and charged with murder.   
  63. 2020 Friday C: Not only in Minneapolis, Minnesota, riots break out across the nation, in Brooklyn, in Dallas, in Phoenix, in Atlanta, even in Bakersfield, California, home to the AICPENDBLOG.COM.  Outside the White House, hostile crowds continue battling with uniformed Secret Service officers, dressed in riot gear.  Chef Lilah Paulikovich says that “IF you do not believe that the collusion between the Democratic Party and communist China does not exist, how are these well-funded, inorganic, well-coordinated riots occurring?  It is a concerted effort to make President Trump look as bad as possible and a sign that the summer of 2020 is going to resemble the summer of 1968.  Still, President Trump will win re-election and it is interesting to note that it’s Blue States and Blue Cities where rioting is occurring.  Law enforcement: your sacred duty is to protect life and property: start busting heads.
  64. 2021 Saturday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 170,624,894 confirmed cases, +471,415, 3,548,573  confirmed deaths, +10,651 and 152,754,774 confirmed recoveries, +621,019.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 34,035,318 confirmed cases, UP 12,661 from yesterday’s reporting, 609,421 confirmed deaths, UP 460,[iii] and 27,818,961 confirmed recoveries, UP 51,921.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[iv]  
  65. 2021 Saturday A: NOTE: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 291,474 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 168,135 deaths  
  66. 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: 3,788,858 confirmed cases, 63,235 confirmed deaths, and 2,054,019 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,320,818 confirmed cases, 36,774 confirmed deaths, and 1,943,113 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 36,124 confirmed cases, 499 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 437,952 confirmed cases, 5,829 confirmed deaths, and 212,777 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Tennessee: they have 862,401 confirmed cases, 12,441 confirmed deaths, and 845,062 confirmed recoveries.[v]   
  67. 2021 Saturday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 839,453 confirmed cases, 6,407 confirmed deaths, and 832,648 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one other country- Cameroun, a former portion of the old Imperial German Empire: 78,929 cases of the virus, 1,275 confirmed deaths and 73,974 confirmed recoveries.[vi]     
  68. 2021 Saturday D: Friday’s Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,529.45, UP 64.81 points (+0.19%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,748.74, UP 12.46 points (+0.091%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,204.11, UP 3.23 points (+0.077%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $66.63 per barrel, +0.31 (+0.47%).  The price of GOLD is $1,903.70 per troy oz., +1.20 (+0.06%) while the price of SILVER is $28.07 per troy ounce, +0.05 (+0.18%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,184.40 per troy oz, +2.00 (+0.17%) while the price of COPPER is $4.67 per pound, -0.01 (-0.17%).[vii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,822.33 per troy oz, +17.19 (+0.61%).[viii] The price of RHODIUM is $24,750.00 per troy oz., +2000.00 (+8.79%).[ix]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000029.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.37 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.92.     In Canadian Dollar, one greenback equals 1.21 and in Cape Verdean Escudo, a buck equals 90.71 and in Cayman Islands Dollar, one dollar equals 0.83 of theirs.[x]      
  69. 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 $4.192 per gallon, $2.868 in Florida, $3.929 in Hawaii, and $3.574 in Washington state.[xi]    Let’s look at one other location- U.S. Arkansas: $2.763.  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- Sri Lanka: $3.096 per U.S. Gallon.[xii]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,345,037,086,457 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xiii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  70. 2021 Saturday F: COVID-19 Updates And Additional Information– Under Joe Biden’s new regulations, American employers can require vaccination proof as a condition of employment but- and this is the good part- illegal aliens will NEVER have to demonstrate vaccinations for anything.  Meanwhile, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-AZ 5th congressional district, says that the mask mandates are ‘neo-fascism.’  Elsewhere, the Michigan legislature passes a bill prohibiting Chi-Vi fines for businesses. 
  71. 2021 Saturday G: Business News–  Job searches are up in states that have severed ties with the expanded federal unemployment benefits program.  Once that extra money vanishes, people head back to work which they are doing in droves.  Meanwhile, a judge approves a class action lawsuit against Google who- as a WOKE entity- paid their 11,000 female employees WAY LESS than their male employees.  That is that POS Sundar Pichai for you- deport this idiot and his entire family back to Punjabistan.  Elsewhere, 20 GOP-led states are booting unemployment benefits for gig workers.  Get real jobs losers.
  72. 2021 Saturday H: Joe Biden Regime News I– Joe Biden is banking on the new $3.6 trillion in taxes he is slapping- supposedly on the wealthy but which will fall on everyone save the poor and the vermin illegal aliens flooding around the country- to pay for his $6.2 trillion in new spending, money he will be borrowing from the Chi-Coms.  Meanwhile, the House and Senate GOP are blasting Joe Biden’s defense spending as wholly inadequate seeing as how we are competing against the Chi-Coms, their Russian underlings, and their Iranian stooges.  Next, in other regime news, the Bidenistas are speeding up the processing of illegal alien families via refugee resettlement.  Finally, Joe Biden’s lips are zipped on WHY he is NOT fulfilling his campaign promise regarding cancellation of $50,000 per student per loan debt.  (Note- the dumb asses that voted for dribbling Joe Biden believing he would do this got played again just as Barack Hussein Obama played the dummies.  Never going to happen, not when the usurper in the White House is going to spend $6 trillion upon trillions of earlier spending.  Better luck next time, fools).
  73. 2021 Saturday I: Political News I–  Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-NY 22nd congressional district, boldly pointed out that the police reform bills favored by the Democrats are becoming problematic for them.  Amazing how the Dems slash police budgets and then are appalled by rising violent crime rates.  Go figure.
  74. 2021 Saturday J: Foreign News / Overseas News– Big problems in Canada what with the discovery of 215 corpses at an indigenous school.  (Note- Canada always likes to act like they are a kind, loving place but when it comes to their treatment of the so-called First Peoples, they make the United States look like amateurs).  Shame on them.
  75. 2021 Saturday K: Crime And Punishment News / Law Enforcement News– For some unknown reason, convicted POS murderer Scott Peterson who murdered his wife and unborn child will not be put to death.  Guess Governor Gavin “The Nazi” Newsom must need his vote in the recall election.  Meanwhile, a 14-year-old snot is going to be tried as an adult in Florida for the murder of a classmate.
  76. 2021 Saturday L: California Lottery Results / Super Lotto And Powerball Draws–  Here are the results for the Super Lotto Draw #3564: 07, 09, 23, 37, 42, and Mega 14.   Out of 131,234 winning tickets, the highest winners were 22 people who had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $1,083 apiece.   Next, here are the results for the Powerball Draw #850: 11, 13, 22, 27, 46, and Mega 20.  – Out of 96,102 winning tickets in California, the highest winners were THREE people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $18,068 apiece.
  77. 2022 Sunday: Stick around…

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0845 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Palo Verde.”  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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With record sales being so-so, the next album by the Beach Boys is a live album recorded several years back on a European tour: “Live in London” (May 12, 1970).  Overseas, the Europeans never gave up on the Beach Boys so whenever they arrived on continent, they were hailed as heroes and the crowds were among the loveliest ever heard or seen.  The lineup features Mike Love (vocals), Carl Wilson (vocals and guitars), Dennis Wilson (drums and vocals), Alan Jardine (guitars, bass, and vocals), and Bruce Johnston (vocals and bass).  The interaction between band and crowd is a joyous glimpse into the past to behold and the songs on this album are among their best including “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Darlin’,” “California Girls,” and “Do It Again” among others.  We hope you will seek this one out and add it to your daily rotation.  You will be glad you did.

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[i] 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.

[ii] We presented the music of Quicksilver Messenger Service on two unique occasions.  The first commenced on Friday, 25-March-2011 through Monday, 04-April-2011.  The second cycle with newer albums began on Tuesday, 20-August-2013 through Monday, 02-September-2013.  We hope you will check the albums out by visiting whatever site you do for nothing but the absolute best in rock music.

[iii] 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)

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

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

[vi] 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)

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

[viii] 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.

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

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

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

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

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

145. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022

1941 Sunday: British Royal Navy ships continue scouring the waters of the North Atlantic as they seek out the Kriegsmarine warships the Bismarck and the Prince Eugen. When the German commander radios into Berlin to report their location, the searchers got a lock on their location.

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145. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022:

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day/National Missing Children’s Day

U.S. Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Philip Pendleton Barbour; U.S. Attorneys General William H.H. Miller and Elliot Richardson; U.S. Secretary of War Kenneth Claiborne Royall; U.S. Senator Amy “The Schnoz” Klobuchar; Family featuring John “Poli” Palmer, the Guess Who featuring Domenic Troiano, the Nice featuring Brian “Blinky” Davison, the Outlaws featuring Jessi Coulter, Pretty Things featuring Brian Pendleton, and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by the Rolling Stones:

  1. 585 BC: A Greek astronomer made the first known prediction about a solar eclipse.
  2. 1085 Monday: The reign of the 157th Roman Catholic Pope Gregory VII ends on this date.  He first became the Vicar of Christ on April 22, 1073.
  3. 1241 Saturday: The first attack on the Jews of Frankfurt, Germany, takes place.
  4. 1261 Wednesday: The reign of the 181st Roman Catholic Pope Alexander IV ends on this date.  He first assumed the pontifical throne on December 12, 1254.
  5. 1410 Friday: The reign of the 205.2nd Roman Catholic Antipope John XXIII begins on this date.  Elected in opposition to Gregory XII, John would guide his flock on its journey to commune with the Lord, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost from today until May 30, 1415.
  6. 1659 Sunday: Oliver Cromwell resigns as English Lord Protector.
  7. 1721 Sunday: John Copson becomes America’s first insurance agent.   
  8. 1783 Sunday: Future 25th Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Philip Pendleton Barbour is born in Gordonsville, Virginia, on this date.  Originally a Democratic-Republican, he became a Democrat.  President Andrew Jackson nominated him to fill the seat vacated by Associate Justice Gabriel Duvall.  He served from March 15, 1836, to February 25, 1841.
  9. 1787 Friday: The Constitutional Convention began at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall in Philadelphia) after enough delegates had shown up for a quorum.
  10. 1810 Friday: Argentina began its revolt against Spanish rule with the forming of the Primera Junta in Buenos Aires.
  11. 1844 Saturday: The first telegraphed news dispatch publishes in the Baltimore Patriot.  Meanwhile, Stuart Perry patented the gasoline engine. 
  12. 1895 Saturday: A court convicted playwright Oscar Wilde on a morals charge in London; the judge sentenced him to two years in prison.
  13. 1898 Wednesday: During the Spanish-American War, the first boatload of American forces sails out of San Francisco bound for Manila.
  14. 1911 Thursday: Another revolution in Mexico expels President Jose Porfirio Diaz.
  15. 1915 Tuesday: The Second Battle of Ypres ends with more than 105,000 casualties on both sides.
  16. 1917 Friday: The nation’s 39th U.S. Attorney General William H.H. Miller died on this date in Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 76.  A Republican, he served under President Benjamin Harrison from March 07, 1889, to March 04, 1893.
  17. 1923 Friday: Great Britain recognizes Jordan and its king, Abdullah I.
  18. 1925 Monday: For teaching the Darwinian Theory in a public school, educator John Scopes undergoes formal accusation.
  19. 1927 Wednesday: Henry Ford announces that he will end production of the Model T automobile.  Elsewhere, the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City showed for the first time, the “Movietone News.”
  20. 1935 Saturday: Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his career, for the Boston Braves in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Elsewhere, track and field athlete Jesse Owens equal or breaks his six world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at the University of Michigan.
  21. 1940 Saturday: During World War II, German troops overrun Boulogne.  It is becoming apparent that neither the French nor the Belgian troops can save themselves from the Nazi onslaught so the British are preparing an escape from the continent- if the British government can spare the ships.  Otherwise, this is going to become one of the biggest routs in the history of warfare.
  22. 1941 Sunday: British Royal Navy ships continue scouring the waters of the North Atlantic as they seek out the Kriegsmarine warships the Bismarck and the Prince Eugen.  When the German commander radios into Berlin to report their location, the searchers got a lock on their location.
  23. 1942 Monday: U.S. Army Lt. General Joseph Stilwell, frustrated over having been driven out of Burma by Japanese troops during World War II, told reporters in Delhi, India: “I claim we got a hell of a beating.”  Meanwhile, Brian “Blinky” Davison—drummer with the UK band, the Nice[i] 1967-1970 and again in 2002 is born in Leicester, England, on this date.
  24. 1943 Tuesday: At a Mobile, Alabama, shipyard, a riot breaks out over management’s upgrading of 12 black workers.  Elsewhere, in England, John Michael “Poli” Palmer, future keyboardist with the Ingoes, Blossom Toes[ii], and Family[iii] is born.  What’s more, future member of the outlaw country rock band, the Outlaws[iv]—Jessi Coulter—was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on this date.  Elsewhere, fighting on the Eastern Front in the Caucasus continues as the German 17th Army continues throwing off one Soviet attack after another.
  25. 1944 Thursday: During World War II, Yugoslav Partisan leader, Josef Broz Tito managed to elude a German entrapment in Bosnia, one of many close escapes he and his followers pulled off against their Axis occupiers.   Elsewhere, on the Italian battle front, as the Germans continue moving northward which causes the Allies to fixate on the liberation of Rome, their first capture of an Axis capital.
  26. 1945 Friday: The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff set November 1, 1945, as the invasion date of the Japanese home islands.
  27. 1946 Saturday: Transjordan (now Jordan) became a kingdom as it proclaimed its new monarch, Abdullah I.
  28. 1953 Monday: In Nevada, military authorities fire the first atomic cannon.  Although a sound idea, things simply did not work out.  If we thought poison gas was a problem in the First World War, imagine what it would be like to have numerous atomic explosive devices fired off within a 20-mile radius.  Everyone would be dying.
  29. 1959 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court in State Athletic Commission v. Dorsey, struck down a Louisiana law prohibiting interracial boxing matches.  The case had been brought by Joseph Dorsey Jr., a black professional boxer.
  30. 1960 Wednesday: In Plymouth, Minnesota, future Democratic Senator Amy “the Schnoz” Klobuchar is born.  She would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2007.  She would also seek the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination but would drop out and endorse former Vice President Joe Biden.
  31. 1961 Thursday: President John F. Kennedy told Congress, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.”
  32. 1963 Saturday: The Organization of African Unity was founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The OAU was disbanded in 2002 in favor of the African Union.
  33. 1964 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, ordered the Virginia country to reopen its public schools, which officials had closed to circumvent the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka public school desegregation ruling.
  34. 1965 Tuesday: In Lewiston, Maine, at the 2:12 minute mark of Round 1 in a scheduled 15-round championship bout, Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston in their world heavyweight title rematch.  Ali’s victory generated controversy over whether he had truly connected with a right to the head when he sent Liston crashing to the canvass, or whether it was a “phantom punch,” implying that someone had fixed the match.  We will never know.  Besides retaining the WBC, NYSAC, and The Ring magazine’s heavyweight boxing titles, Ali’s record went to 21-0 while that of Liston went to 35-3.  
  35. 1968 Saturday: Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Interior Secretary Stewart Udall dedicated the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.  Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones[v] release the single, “Jumping Jack Flash” to thunderous approval.
  36. 1971 Tuesday: In Durham, N.C., the 71st U.S. Secretary of War Kenneth Claiborne Royall died.  A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from July 19, 1947, to September 18, 1947, and then became the 1st U.S. Secretary of the Army.
  37. 1972 Thursday: In Omaha, Nebraska, in a scheduled 15-round heavyweight championship bout, “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier retained the WBA, WBC, and The Ring magazine’s heavyweight boxing titles of the world when the corner of opponent, Ron Stander, threw in the towel at the end of the 4th round.  With the victory, not only did “Smokin’ Joe” retain the titles, but he also improved his record to 29-0 while that of the so-called “Council Bluffs Butcher” went to 23-2-1.
  38. 1973 Friday: The 69th U.S. Attorney General of the United States Elliot Richardson assumed office on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Richard M. Nixon from today until October 20, 1973.
  39. 1975 Sunday: In the 29th NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Bullets in four straight games to win their first NBA Finals.
  40. 1977 Wednesday: Vietnam veteran Jan Scruggs—writing an op-ed piece in the Washington Post—said the following in calling for a national memorial that its purpose would be to “remind an ungrateful nation of what it has done to its sons” that served in the Vietnam War.
  41. 1978 Thursday: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2.
  42. 1979 Friday: When an American Airlines DC-10 crashed just after takeoff from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, 273 people died.  Meanwhile, elsewhere in the U.S. six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared while on his way to a school bus stop in Lower Manhattan.  Elsewhere, in Richfield, Ohio, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers scores a 3rd round TKO in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout over opponent, Eddie Parotte to put his pro record to 59-7-1.  This victory would set up for his next fight- a title bout- against WBC heavyweight title holder Larry Holmes, aka the Easton Assassin, in September.  
  43. 1981 Monday: Daredevil Dan Goodwin, wearing a Spiderman costume, scaled the outside of Chicago’s Sears Tower in 7.5 hours.
  44. 1986 Sunday: An estimated 7 million Americans participated in “Hands across America” to raise money for the nation’s hungry and homeless.
  45. 1988 Wednesday: The final episode of “St. Elsewhere” aired on NBC-TV. 
  46. 1989 Thursday: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2.  Meanwhile in the Soviet Union, Mikhail S. Gorbachev becomes executive president of the USSR.
  47. 1991 Saturday: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Minnesota North Stars 4 games to 2.  Meanwhile, Israel air-evacuates 14,000 Ethiopian Jews.
  48. 1992 Monday: Jay Leno made his debut as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” succeeding Johnny Carson.
  49. 2001 Friday: 32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.   Meanwhile, in Maidstone, Kent, UK, vocalist/rhythm guitarist with the Pretty Things[vi]– Brian Pendleton- lost his battle with lung cancer on this date.
  50. 2004 Tuesday: The Boston Archdiocese said it would close 65 of 357 parishes, an offshoot of the clergy sex abuse scandal.
  51. 2005 Wednesday: In Toronto, Canada, famed rock-and-roll guitarist, Domenic Troiano, who played with the James Gang[vii] in 1972 and with the Guess Who[viii] 1974-1975 among other groups, lost his battle with prostate cancer on this date; at age 59.
  52. 2008 Sunday: NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander arrived on the red planet to begin searching for evidence of water; the probe confirmed the presence of water ice at its landing site.
  53. 2009 Monday: North Korea announces a successful nuclear test in Hamgyong; the U.N. Security Council condemns the test.  Elsewhere, the president of Somalia, Sharif Ahmed, begs the international community to help them fight Islamists running amok in their country.
  54. 2010 Tuesday: As the crisis between North and South Korea continues over the sinking of ROKS Cheonan, South Korea begins broadcasting a ‘Radio-Free-North Korea’-style ongoing blitz of the truth, honest information, and other programming to North Korea.  This causes the North Koreans to go bat-crap-crazy, so they sever all ties with the South.  The SOBs deserve what they get.  
  55. 2011 Wednesday: Oprah Winfrey airs her final show, ending her 25-year-run of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”  Elsewhere, South African President Jacob Zuma announces that as a representative of the African Union, he will visit Moammar Gaddafi- if he is not among the rubble of his home- to broker a ceasefire in the ongoing civil war there.  (Note- it won’t matter- Gaddafi is Public Enemy #1 for the Obama administration for some reason beknown only to the 44th president).
  56. 2012 Friday: The first commercial spacecraft, Space X Dragon, docks with the International Space Station when it completes docking at 12:02 pm EDT.  Meanwhile, French President Francois Hollande arrives in Afghanistan on a surprise visit to meet with French troops battling the jihadists in that horrible country.  Elsewhere, Scottish independence becomes the topic of the day when First Minister for Scotland Alex Salmond launches the “YES” campaign to encourage his fellow Scots that the time has come to sever ties with the Brits.
  57. 2013 Saturday: Japanese citizen Yuichiro Miura sets a Guinness Book of Records standard by becoming the oldest person to scale Mt. Everest by doing so at the age of 80.  Meanwhile, al-Qaida in the Maghreb big dog Mokhtar Belmokhtar goes to the microphones and celebrates the fact that his evil group conducted two suicide bombings in Niger on May 23 that claimed the lives of at least 30 people and wounded God knows how many more.  What a bunch of scum.
  58. 2014 Sunday: Pope Francis invites Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to pray with him for peace; both leaders accept the invitation.  Elsewhere, in a raid north of Sana’a, Yemen, Yemeni troops carry out a successful raid on an al-Qaida hideout.  In the ensuing battle, five jihadists are slain and another four taken into custody.
  59. 2015 Monday: According to Brainy History, Ehud Olmert, former prime minister of Israel, is sentenced to eight months in prison after new evidence emerges proving corruption charges for which he had been acquitted three years ago.  Israeli politics seem to be pretty tough over there what with trying to send its leaders to jail.  WTF?
  60. 2016 Wednesday: Southern Europe is in the throes of crisis as the tidal wave of ‘migrants’ continues trying to make it to Italy and other points in the Mediterranean Sea.  Off the coast of Libya, an overloaded boat full of ‘refugees’ capsizes leading to at least five drownings.  The Italian navy scoops out another 562 swimmers and takes them to shore.  (Note- it’s becoming time to start sowing mines off the coast of Libya).
  61. 2017 Thursday: Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members for being the tightwads they have been for decades.  He criticized them for failing to meet the military alliance’s financial benchmarks.   Elsewhere, voters in Montana go to the polls today in the special election to replace Congressman Ryan Zinke who has gone to work in the Trump administration.  The choice is between Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist.
  62. 2018 Friday: Sexual deviate Harvey Weinstein underwent charging in New York for rape and another sex felony in the first prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him; the once-powerful movie mogul turned himself in to face the charges and was released on $1 million bail after a court appearance.  Elsewhere, following yesterday’s cancelation of the upcoming summit between the U.S. and North Korea in Singapore, President Donald J. Trump reverses himself and says that some headway is being made and that the summit still could happen as long as Kim Jong Un tones down his rhetoric.
  63. 2019 Saturday: A powerful twister roars through the town of El Reno, Oklahoma, killing at least two and injuring numerous others.  Elsewhere, President Donald J. Trump goes around Congress to make sure a multi-billion-dollar sale of arms to Saudi Arabia occurs.  Democrats are angry at this because they want to deny the Saudis the weapons with which to defend themselves from the Iranians because they are still pissed off over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
  64. 2020 Memorial Day Monday: Failed New York Governor Andrew “Killer” Cuomo, aka the Love Gov, aka the Gropin’ Gov, releases a 51-page edict outlining how the state will reopen in the event COVID-19- communist China’s ‘gift to the world’ which is sad.  The (former) Empire State will never be the same what with a constant stream of middle-and-upper-middle class citizens leaving for elsewhere.  Here are the statistics for the Wuhan Virus for today, first the globe: 5,490,954 confirmed cases, 345,962 confirmed deaths, but 2,228,952 confirmed recoveries which is amazing and a good sign.
  65. 2020 Memorial Day Monday A: Here are the statistics for the United States: 1,696,874 confirmed cases, 99,459 confirmed deaths, but 352,612 confirmed recoveries which would resemble the percentage of the globe IF the various Blue State governors would be honest and present the numbers of recoveries, but they won’t.  They seek to keep things locked down which in our view is criminal: it demonstrates the COLLUSION between the Democratic Party and their communist Chinese taskmasters in Beijing and here in our country.  We must thwart them. 
  66. 2020 Memorial Day Monday B: In the three states in which the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the numbers, California first: 94,558 confirmed cases, 3,785 confirmed deaths, BUT NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries which demonstrates the scumbag Gov. Gavin Newsom KNOWS that if he shared them, NO one would obey his stay-at-home orders.  In Hawaii, here are the figures: 643 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 591 confirmed recoveries for which, we must thank Gov. David Ige for his honesty.  Finally, in Washington state where whacked-out Governor Jay Inslee holds power (people, vote this baboon out!), here are the stats: 20,065 confirmed cases, 1,070 confirmed deaths, and sadly, like California, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  You know, Washington was once a wonderful state but now- in the grip of Democrats- languishes in the throes of Democratic-Socialism!  Free California!  Free Washington!  Free Tibet!  Free Hong Kong!  Free Macau!  Free and independent Taiwan (until they liberate the mainland)!  Free from Democratic-Socialism and Communism!
  67. 2021 Tuesday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet As A Whole: 168,514,195 confirmed cases, +3,377, 3,499,505  confirmed deaths, +267 and 150,112,274 confirmed recoveries, +80,205.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,947,189 confirmed cases, UP 32,100 from yesterday’s reporting, 605,208 confirmed deaths, UP 904,[ix] and 27,606,442 confirmed recoveries, UP 53,997.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[x]   
  68. 2021 Tuesday A: NOTE: Since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, There Have Been 288,596 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 171,013 deaths  
  69. 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: 3,780,101 confirmed cases, 62,984 confirmed deaths, and 2,021,886 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,313,815 confirmed cases, 36,581 confirmed deaths, and 1,929,132 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 35,924 confirmed cases, 496 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 432,993 confirmed cases, 5,780 confirmed deaths, and 211,014 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., New Jersey: they have 1,014,579 confirmed cases, 26,125 confirmed deaths, and 873,637 confirmed recoveries.[xi]    
  70. 2021 Tuesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 839,389 confirmed cases, 6,406 confirmed deaths, and 832,523 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Uzbekistan, a former part of the old Soviet Union: 98,849 cases of the virus, 94,385 confirmed deaths and 96,666 confirmed recoveries.[xii]     
  71. 2021 Tuesday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,312.46, DOWN 81.52 points (-0.24%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,657.17, DOWN 4.00 points (-0.029%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,188.13, DOWN 8.92 points (-0.21%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $65.99 per barrel, -0.08 (-0.12%).  The price of GOLD is $1,899.90 per troy oz., +1.90 (+0.10%) while the price of SILVER is $28.12 per troy ounce, +0.06 (+0.23%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,196.20 per troy oz, -0.70 (-0.06%) while the price of COPPER is $4.51 per pound, 0.00 (+0.09%).[xiii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,770.60 per troy oz, +42.37 (+1.55%).[xiv] The price of RHODIUM is $27,250.00 per troy oz., -500.00 (-1.80%).[xv]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000027.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.41 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.91.     In Belarusian Ruble, one greenback equals 2.51 and in Belize Dollars, a buck equals 2.00 and in Bermudian Dollar, one dollar equals 1.00 of theirs.[xvi]   In other business news, Washington, D.C., has launched an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon over their purported mistreatment of vendors.  Wow.   Meanwhile, rents have gone up by 1.9-percent, the highest rate in 10 years, while rents for single-family homes have gone up 4.3-percent from last year.  (Note- we here at the AICPENDBLOG.COM believe the Chi-Coms will be buying up commercial and residential real estate using straw buyers so they can become the de facto landlords of the average American.  This is not right, and immediate action must be taken to drive these bat-eating scumbags out of everyday American life).  
  72. 2021 Tuesday 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 $4.165 per gallon, $2.869 in Florida, $3.909 in Hawaii, and $3.562 in Washington state.[xvii]    Let’s look at one other location- U.S. Virgin Islands: $3.239.  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- Liberia: $2.911 per U.S. Gallon.[xviii]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,328,605,823,085 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.
  73. 2021 Tuesday F: Crime And Punishment News / Law Enforcement News– One year after the death of George Floyd, the American people reflect on his ‘life and times.’  Here is what the majority of the chef-bloggers at the AICPENDBLOG.COM believe: George Floyd was a thug[xx] and had he not continued scuffling with the police but had complied with their commands, he would be alive today.  Maybe he would be doing time in the county jail, but he would be alive today.  When stopped by the cops and you are as high as hell and tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill, do what the hell the cops instruct you to do, and you will most likely survive the interaction.  Period.   We are sorry that Mr. Floyd behaved like a dimwit but man, oh man, did his family (and the Democratic Party) profit from his demise.  Tragic.  Meanwhile, drooling Joe Biden hosted Mr. Floyd’s family at the White House demanding that lawmakers pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 2021- H.R. 1280- NOW.  Such is Democrats pandering to identity politics.
  74. 2021 Tuesday G: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Today is Day #64 for ‘Border Czar’ “Kooky Kamala” Harris to be doing something about the southern border calamity and yet, she has yet to visit, and nothing is being done.  The floodgates are open, the vermin are swarming out of Third World sewers and overwhelming the United States.  (Note- we always suggest watching the ORIGINAL- and not the PC sanitized- version of “Red Dawn,” (1984).  About midway through the movie, you will see how the United States fell under assault by the Russians and Cubans- advance waves of millions of illegal aliens flooded into the country followed by troops from the two communist countries.  It is eye-opening.
  75. 2021 Tuesday H: COVID-19 Updates And Additional Information– President Donald J. Trump congratulated himself on the roll out of the Chi-Vi vaccine.  Meanwhile, the Moderna Bat Flu vaccine has been approved for use by teenagers and could become available to teenaged Americans by early next month.   Elsewhere, after photos appeared showing Governor “Gravel Gertie” Gretchen Whitmer enjoying the good life at the Landshark Bar and Grill in East Lansing, Michigan came to light- the horrible chief executive of a once-lovely state is facing growing blowback.  People in her state are chafing under a soul-crushing lockdown while the rectangular-headed bozo governor can go out and have a celebration in public much like Governor Gavin “The Nazi” Newsom in California did a few months back at the famed French Laundry.  Remove this authoritarian skank from office NOW.
  76. 2021 Tuesday I: Political News I– President Donald J. Trump slammed the pink panties-wearing Joe Scarborough of ‘Morning Joe’ infamy today for being a political hack.  Next, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office George P. Bush talks to President Trump about political options for the Lone Star State- he is thinking of running against current Attorney General Ken Paxton.  Speaking of Texas, the state’s legislature has passed the “Star-Spangled Banner” Bill; it awaits the signature of Republican Governor Greg Abbott.  Elsewhere, Congressman Brad Wenstrup, R-OH 2nd congressional district, told Newsmax that Joe Biden’s reluctance to confront the Chi-Coms is ‘unfair to all mankind.’  (Note- we have said this before- the Chi-Coms are the National Socialists of the 21st century as they have (1) territorial ambitions (2) are more fascists now than communists and (3) have concentration and slave labor/death camps for ethnic and religious minorities as well as other undesirables (in their eyes).   They are an ‘Asian version’ of the Nazis.  How soon before they add swastikas to their flags?).
  77. 2021 Tuesday J: Political News II– The FBI is investigating a suspicious package that some liberal lunatic sent to Senator Rand Paul, R-KY.  Next, the Senate GOP appears ready to employ the filibuster against the bogus January 06, 2021 ‘Commission’ in which, the Democrats will try- once again- to impeach President Donald J. Trump and to sully other Republicans if they can over the FALSE FLAG OPERATION that occurred on that fateful day.   We believe the American people are becoming much more aware that what we saw on January 06, 2021, was a well-orchestrated theatrical production designed to do exactly what it accomplished: force the reluctant Republicans into not questioning all the fraudulent and corrupt activities on and around Election Day and 2020 and to certify the election.[xxi]
  78. 2021 Tuesday K: Political News III– Zack Smith, legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, said today that ‘D.C. statehood requires a constitutional amendment to become reality.’  We concur- the District of Columbia was NEVER meant to be a state and anyone who claims otherwise must go back and retake civics as well as to open their eyes.  If the denizens of the nation’s capital want ‘full rights,’ the land on which everything sits- other than actual government buildings- should be returned to the states that offered up portions of their territories in the first place.  Problem solved.   Meanwhile, the Senate GOP is offering up a compromise on Joe Biden’s ‘infrastructure package’ of nearly $1 trillion but only for actual infrastructure.   Elsewhere, ex-White House counsel under President Donald J. Trump Don McGahn is expected to testify on the Robert S. Mueller III ‘investigation into Trump-Russia collusion,’ one of the all-time great political witch hunts of all time.  Finally, America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani says of the rampant anti-Semitism taking place across the country: “Very dangerous thing we are watching.”
  79. 2021 Tuesday L: California Lottery Results / Mega-Millions Draw– Here are the results for the Mega Millions Draw #1662 with a $20 million pot on the line: 14, 21, 31, 34, 54, and Mega 11.   
  80. 2022 Wednesday: Everyone knows the drill.  Stick around to discover the truth and note- we know the world is up to its usual tricks…

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This artwork is #0841 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Winging It.”  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 Beach Boys continued struggling along what with Brian Wilson- principal songwriter, falsetto vocalist, and guiding light now being in a mental state of malaise.  Thus, the other Beach Boys had to step up and tackle a larger portion of the songwriting.  Still, Brian Wilson’s name shows up on many of the tracks as well as his vocals, but the album suffered poor sales.  This is not to say that the album is not a joy because it is, albeit an extremely short one.  Some say it’s the band’s first ‘TM’ or their ‘transcendental meditation album’ as it has a spiritual, upbeat flow.  The lineup on “Friends” (June 24, 1968) features Brian Wilson (bass, piano, organ, vocals), Mike Love (vocals and saxophones), Carl Wilson (vocals and guitars), Dennis Wilson (drums and vocals), Alan Jardine (guitars, bass, and vocals), and Bruce Johnston (vocals and bass).  There are some wonderful songs on this album to be sure: the title track, “Wake the World,” “Be Here in the Morning,” “When a Man Needs a Woman,” “Passing By,” and “Busy Doing Nothing.”  We hope you will seek this one out as it is a delightful record, one we wholeheartedly love, enjoy, and recommend.  Back in the 1970s, one could find it packaged with “Smiley Smile” in a two-for-one.  Now, you can get an expanded edition so check it out.

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[i] We hope to present the music of the Nice as well as Emerson, Lake & Palmer at some point within the next five years.  Please remain posted for the day that we do.

[ii] We promoted the music of Blossom Toes beginning on Monday, 01-June-2015 through Sunday, 07-June-2015.  We hope you will seek them out and add them to your growing music collection.

[iii] 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.

[iv] We hope to promote the music of the Outlaws when we begin promoting the music of country artists.  Please remain alert for the day we do as you will enjoy them.

[v] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members’ solo projects.  We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor.  Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces.  Sadly, we should have been clairvoyant and presented the music of Marianne Faithful, too.  Perhaps one day we will.

[vi] Not sure as to when we will promote the music of the legendary British band, the Pretty Things, but when we do, you will love them so remain vigilant for the day we do.

[vii] We promoted the music of the James Gang beginning on Saturday, 11-August-2012 through Monday, 27-August-2012.  We did not do the solo discography of Joe Walsh at the time but when we arrive at the Eagles, we most certainly will.

[viii] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt.  The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017.  We hope you will check them out.

[ix] 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)

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

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

[xii] 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)

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

[xiv] 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.

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

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

[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] In Minneapolis at George Floyd Square today, gunshots began ringing out sending reporters scrambling.  What more proof does one require that these scumbags be thugs?

[xxi] The more I pay attention to the events of January 06, 2021, the more I smell a rat.  One does not have to love Donald Trump to know my party screwed him.  I don’t like the road down which we are traveling.  I didn’t ask for socialism, nor did I ask for communism.  – Chef Roland.

124. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, MAY 04, 2022

1954 Tuesday A: The attempt to reach Dien Bien Phu by French Union forces fighting from the south in Operation Condor had stalled. A contingency plan- Operation Albatross had already been discussed, a breakout of the 2,000-3,000 fittest men from Dien Bien Phu and Isabelle, but sadly for the garrison, it was slated to May 15 when additional air support and artillery could provide some semblance of aid as to help those breaking out heading to the south.

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124. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, MAY 04, 2022:

Kent State Shooting Remembrance (Ohio) and Rhode Island Independence Day (Rhode Island)

U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer; U.S. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Samuel Dexter; U.S. Secretary of War Samuel Dexter; U.S. Senator Doug Jones; Yugoslavian leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito; Hole featuring Courtney Love, It’s a Beautiful Day featuring David LaFlamme, the Jackson Five featuring Jackie Jackson, Mötley Crüe featuring Mick Mars, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band featuring Paul Butterfield, Spirit featuring Ed Cassidy, and The Troggs featuring Ronnie Bond:

  1. 1256 Thursday: Fellow monks establish the Augustinian monastic order on this date.
  2. 1493 Thursday: Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal.
  3. 1626 Monday: Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on present-day Manhattan Island.  Native Americans later sold the island (20,000 acres) for $24 in cloth and buttons.
  4. 1715 Saturday: A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella.  
  5. 1728 Tuesday: George Frederick Handel’s opera “Tolomeo, re di Egitto” premiered in London, England, on this date.
  6. 1776 Saturday: Rhode Island declared its freedom from England two months before the Declaration of Independence.
  7. 1805 Saturday: Henry C. Overing bought 80 acres of Throggs Neck in the Bronx.
  8. 1814 Wednesday: King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
  9. 1816 Saturday: In Boston, Massachusetts, the fourth U.S. Secretary of War Samuel Dexter, died.  A Federalist, he served under President John Adams from 06-01-1800 to 01-31-1801.  Following his stint as secretary of war, Dexter also served the nation as its 3rd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.  A Federalist, Dexter served under President John Adams from 01-01-1801 to 05-13-1801.
  10. 1839 Saturday: The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd. forms on this date, the company that would eventually launch the HMS Titanic.
  11. 1843 Thursday: Great Britain annexes the Natal.
  12. 1851 Sunday: The first major fire in San Francisco, California, occurs on this date.
  13. 1862 Sunday: After a month-long siege, Union forces prepared to unleash a massive bombardment against Confederate troops at Yorktown, Virginia, only to discover the Confederates had slipped away during the night.
  14. 1863 Monday: With the retreat of the Union army, the Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville ended.
  15. 1864 Wednesday: General Ulysses S. Grant’s Union Army attacks Robert E. Lee’s Confederates at Rappahannock.
  16. 1869 Tuesday: The naval battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.
  17. 1872 Saturday: In Whitehaven, Pennsylvania, future 50th U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer is born.  A future Democrat, he would serve under President Woodrow Wilson from 03-05-1919 to 03-04-1921.
  18. 1886 Tuesday: At Haymarket Square in Chicago, a labor demonstration for an 8-hour workday turned into a deadly riot when a bomb exploded.  Elsewhere, Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone, which was the world’s first practical phonograph.
  19. 1888 Friday: Spain and Italy sign a military covenant.
  20. 1893 Thursday: Cowboy Bob Pickett invents ‘bulldogging.’
  21. 1896 Monday: At Cripple Creek, Colorado, a grease fire ignites one-half ton of TNT.  Needless to say, the resulting carnage is catastrophic.
  22. 1897 Tuesday: Fire in the Paris bazaar at Rue jean Goujon kills 200 people.
  23. 1904 Wednesday: The United States took over construction on the Panama Canal.
  24. 1915 Tuesday: During World War I, Italy drops out of the Triple Alliance with which it had allied itself with the Central Powers of Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Germany.
  25. 1916 Thursday: Responding to a demand from President Woodrow Wilson, Germany agreed to limit its resumed unrestricted submarine warfare the following year.
  26. 1923 Friday: Ed Cassidy, famed percussionist with 1960’s-to-1990’s Los Angeles, California, psychedelic band Spirit[i], was born on today’s date in Harvey, Illinois.  His companion in the band was his stepson, Randy California; one of the most gifted guitarists in the world.  Meanwhile in Vienna, bloody street battles between communists, Nazis, and the police unfold.
  27. 1925 Monday: In Geneva, an international conference commenced in which the eventual signatories pledged to not use chemical and biological weapons in war; the Geneva Protocol underwent signing on June 17, 1925, and went into force in 1928.
  28. 1931 Monday: Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish president.
  29. 1932 Wednesday: Mobster Al Capone, convicted of federal income tax evasion, entered the federal penitentiary in Atlanta; later, federal authorities transferred the mobster to Alcatraz Island.
  30. 1940 Saturday: Ronnie Bond—future drummer with the British rock band, the Troggs[ii]—was born in Andover, Hampshire, England, on this date.  Meanwhile, King Leopold of Belgium is warned by the Catholic Church’s intelligence sources that a German assault is going to fall on Belgium and France very soon.  The military is put on the alert.
  31. 1941 Sunday: David LaFlamme, violinist, and vocalist with the Bay Area band, It’s a Beautiful Day[iii], was born on this date in New Britain, Connecticut.  Elsewhere, in North Africa, fighting around Tobruk continues but the Afrika Korps halts the main assault on the beleaguered port.  They will have to find another way to crack this resilient nut.   Meanwhile, British warplanes are attacking a German-held airstrip in Mosul with which, the Nazis had been ferrying supplies in via an air bridge to help the Iraqis eager to come to the side of the Axis.
  32. 1942 Monday: The Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began in the Pacific during World War II.  Historians considered the outcome a tactical victory for Imperial Japan, but ultimately a strategic victory for the Allies.
  33. 1943 Tuesday: The German war machine on the Eastern Front is gearing up for the campaigning season in what they hope will be the decisive year in which, they destroy the Russian bear.  The loss at Stalingrad- as painful as it was- has not deterred the Nazi’s dream of lebensraum in the east.
  34. 1944 Thursday: RAF bombers begin launching raids into Axis partner Hungary. Railroad yards are hit as is other infrastructure, but the Axis is still in the fight.
  35. 1945 Friday: German troops in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway surrender to the Allies as World War II in Europe approaches an end.
  36. 1951 Friday: Future member of the famed soul-pop group, the Jackson Five[iv] (backing and lead vocals 1962-1989 / 2001 / 2012-present)—Jackie Jackson—is born in Gary, Indiana, on this date.
  37. 1954 Tuesday: In Fairfield, Alabama, future U.S. Senator Doug Jones, Democrat, is born.  He would win a special election to fill the seat of Sen. Jeff Sessions who stepped up to become the first attorney-general in the new Trump administration.  His GOP opponent in the election- Judge Roy Moore- the Democrats managed to destroy through vilification of his character.
  38. 1954 Tuesday A: The attempt to reach Dien Bien Phu by French Union forces fighting from the south in Operation Condor had stalled.  A contingency plan- Operation Albatross had already been discussed, a breakout of the 2,000-3,000 fittest men from Dien Bien Phu and Isabelle, but sadly for the garrison, it was slated to May 15 when additional air support and artillery could provide some semblance of aid as to help those breaking out heading to the south.  Problem was the troops were unclear as to whether they could sustain the fight until then.  General Giap’s final offensive was 48 hours old and steaming along at a good clip.  If the strongest were able to break out, they would be leaving behind the wounded and going without supplies.  It looks highly doubtful that Albatross will occur.
  39. 1959 Monday: The first Grammy Awards ceremony occurred at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Domenico Modugno won Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare);” Henry Mancini won Album of the Year for “The Music from Peter Gunn.”
  40. 1961 Thursday: The first group of “Freedom Riders” left Washington, D.C., to challenge racial segregation on interstate busses and in bus terminals.
  41. 1965 Tuesday: San Francisco Giants’ slugger Willie Mays hits his 512th homerun, breaking Mel Ott’s National League record of 511 homeruns.
  42. 1969 Sunday: Stanley Cup: the Montreal Canadiens sweep the St. Louis Blues in 4 games.
  43. 1970 Monday: Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others.  Elsewhere, Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt.
  44. 1971 Tuesday: In Colorado Springs, Colorado, future 6th U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is born.  She would serve under President Donald J. Trump from Served December 06, 2017, to April 10, 2019.
  45. 1976 Tuesday: Famed French author and poet, Henri Bosco dies at age 87.
  46. 1980 Sunday: In Ljubljana, Slovenia, Marshal Josip Broz Tito, president of Yugoslavia, died three days before his 88th birthday.     
  47. 1982 Tuesday: During the Falklands Islands (Las Malvinas) War, an Argentine Exocet missile hits the HMS Sheffield, a British destroyer, killing at least 20 and wounding numerous others. 
  48. 1987 Monday: In North Hollywood, California, famed rock, and roll blues guitarist Paul Butterfield[v] lost his battle with opiate addiction on this date and passed away at the age of 44.  The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was one of the big name shows of the 1960s and early 1970s and their performance at Woodstock in 1969 was legendary as concert performances go.  Please, seek out their albums and add them to your collection.
  49. 1990 Friday: Angela Bowie reveals that Mick Jagger and husband, David, once had an affair.  It is what it is, folks.
  50. 1994 Wednesday: A jury clears rocker Courtney Love of drug charges.  Ms. Love is the widow of Nirvana[vi] front man, Kurt Cobain. 
  51. 1998 Monday: In Sacramento, a federal judged handed Unabomber Ted Kaczynski four life sentences PLUS 30 years under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty.  Put the bum to death and be done with him!
  52. 2006 Thursday: A federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the 9/11 attacks, telling the convicted terrorist, “You will die with a whimper.”
  53. 2007 Friday: An EF-5 tornado destroys the town of Greensburg, Kansas. 
  54. 2010 Tuesday: An auction at Christie’s in New York sets a record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction when it sells Pablo Picasso’s ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’ for $106 million.
  55. 2011 Wednesday: U.S. President Barack Obama chooses not release photos of Osama bin Laden following his death; however, the Reuters News Agency released photos taken at the Abbottabad compound later, which drew howls of protests from offended Muslims.
  56. 2012 Friday: In the charming Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, authorities discover 9 bodies hanging from a bridge and the corpses of 14 others who underwent beheading in a drug cartel war. 
  57. 2013 Saturday: American boxer Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero and retains his WBC Welterweight title in a unanimous decision.  Meanwhile, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, a roadside bomb kills 5 U.S. soldiers and wounds several others.  F**king savages.  Elsewhere, in the Syrian town of Baniyas, government troops kill 77 civilians and wound quite a few others.
  58. 2014 Sunday: According to Brainy History, union backers and California legislators are seeking to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 per hour; Governor Jerry Brown ratified a law only 8 months ago to raise the wage to $10 an hour by 2016.  Meanwhile, eight acrobats were injured, most of them seriously, when a carabiner clip broke during an aerial hair-hanging stunt, sending the women plummeting to the ground during a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus show in Providence, Rhode Island. 
  59. 2015 Monday: Brainy History reports the human trafficking crisis continues in the Mediterranean, as rescuers save approximately 7,000 migrants from 34 vessels intercepted over the last few days.
  60. 2016 Wednesday: Once-sane Republican congressman and ex-governor John Kasich (and ultimate Trump-hater) bows out of the running for the GOP presidential nomination.  Good riddance.
  61. 2017 Thursday: American economist William J. Baumol dies at the ripe old age of 95.  He was the creator of Baumol’s Cost Disease, aka the Baumol Effect, an economic theory, one that conflicts with classical economic theories.
  62. 2018 Friday: Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols got his 3,000th hit, reaching the mark with a broken bat single against the Seattle Mariners.   Meanwhile, California overtakes Great Britain to become the fifth largest economy in the world.
  63. 2019 Saturday: At T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mexican middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez unifies three middleweight titles as he wins a close fight and unanimous decision over American boxer Daniel Jacobs.
  64. 2020 Monday: Well, it keeps getting better: we now know we have “Murder Hornets” in the Pacific Northwest.  Although some claim Japan is their homeland, experts now tell us it is communist China where these monstrous insects call home.  Coincidence?  You are the judge.  COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis update: confirmed cases around the world: 3,582,469, confirmed deaths are 251,365, but confirmed recoveries are 1,162,563 so things are looking better.  As for the United States, confirmed cases are 1,201,101, confirmed deaths are 69,579, and confirmed recoveries are 159,789.  In Hawaii, we have 621 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths but 548 confirmed recoveries.  Yet, in the Islands, we live under the authoritarianism of Governor David Ige.  Colleagues in California report 55,657 confirmed cases, 2,254 confirmed deaths and NO- we repeat- NO numbers for confirmed recoveries.  What are you hiding, Gov. Gavin Newsom?  Colleagues up in Washington state report 15,462 confirmed cases what with confirmed deaths at 841 and- like California- NO recovery confirmation numbers.  Gov. Jay Inslee, what are YOU hiding (asks Chef Vladimir?)?
  65. 2021 Tuesday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 154,940,945 confirmed cases, +477,975, 3,39,615  confirmed deaths, +12,655, and 133,045,378 confirmed recoveries, +75,532.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,268,541 confirmed cases, UP 36,236 from yesterday’s reporting, 592,292 confirmed deaths, UP 734,[vii] and 25,961,286 confirmed recoveries, UP 53,716.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[viii]   
  66. 2021 Tuesday A: NOTE: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 277,565 Chi-Vi deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another 240.56 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 185,968 deaths. 
  67. 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: 3,748,785 confirmed cases, 61,986 confirmed deaths, and 1,996,486 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,249,535 confirmed cases, 35,399 confirmed deaths, and 1,817,665 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,732 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., Wyoming, a place with a horrible congresswoman: they have 57,142 confirmed cases, 710 confirmed deaths, but 0 confirmed recoveries as they won’t mention them.[ix]   Meanwhile, effective July 01, 2021, ALL remaining in-state and local COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions will end, so says Governor Ron DeSantis.  Awesome.
  68. 2021 Tuesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,697 confirmed cases, 6,369 confirmed deaths, and 831,090 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Uruguay, a place that was once home to Nazis: 204,120 cases of the virus, 2,796 confirmed deaths and 176,783 confirmed recoveries.[x]     
  69. 2021 Tuesday D:  Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,133.03, UP 19.80 points (+0.58%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,633.50, DOWN 261.62 points (-1.88%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,164.66, DOWN 28.00 points (-0.67%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $66.22 per barrel, +0.53 (+0.81%).  The price of GOLD is $1,778.40 per troy oz., +2.60 (+0.15%) while the price of SILVER is $26.55 per troy ounce, -0.01 (-0.03%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,240.40 per troy oz, +8.60 (+0.70%) while the price of COPPER is $4.56 per pound, +0.03 (+0.74%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,973.33 per troy oz, +8.65 (+0.29%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $29,500.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).[xiii]    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 20.18.     In Pakistani Rupee, one greenback equals 153.10 and in Panamanian Balboa, a buck equals 1.00 and in Papua New Guinean Kina, one dollar equals 3.42 of theirs.[xiv]  
  70. 2021 Tuesday 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 $4.050 per gallon, $2.834 in Florida, $3.796 in Hawaii, and $3.488 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other location- New Mexico: $2.879.  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- Malaysian: $1.887 per U.S. Gallon.[xvi]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,247,962,760,073 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.
  71. 2021 Tuesday F: Foreign News / Overseas News– U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is visiting the Ukraine today.[xviii]   Next, Iran confirms the authenticity of tape where Climate Czar John F. “Lurch” Kerry[xix] commits various Logan Act violations by sharing with the Iranians at least, we repeat- at least– 200 separate incidences of the Mossad carrying out surreptitious activities against Iranian interests in the hellhole of Syria.  In other news related to overseas activities, former Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller- part of the Trump administration- is urging the Biden administration NOT to let its guard down regarding the use of directed-energy weapons on U.S. personnel worldwide.  He calls it ‘an act of war’ and suggests that even if it’s ‘nonlethal,’ we owe it to our people to investigate so as to be better protected in the future.
  72. 2021 Tuesday G: Covid-19 Updates And Additional Information– First, early information is suggesting that the COVID-19-caused pandemic shutdowns of cities may be in the preliminary stages of reversal.  Next, Pfizer seeks full clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for the use of its Chi-Vi vaccine for everyone.  Elsewhere, U.S. states are not ordering their full allotments of the Xi Jinping Bat Flu over a lessening demand for the questionable inoculations.
  73. 2021 Tuesday H: Joe Biden Regime News I–   We learn today that thanks to Joe Biden being president (well, “Kooky Kamala” Harris is ‘president’), the death tax is going to rise to 40-61-percent meaning their family’s tragedy will also see financial rape of the grieving survivors.  Wow.  Thank you, President Obama, uh, we mean, “El Presidente Joe Biden.”   Meanwhile, Cuban-born U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, DS, says the regime is moving ahead with reuniting illegal alien families torn asunder by the Trump administration.   Elsewhere, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley is dropping his opposition to changes in sexual assault policies.  Wow.  Sell-out.
  74. 2021 Tuesday I: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Senate Majority Leader “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer says he is considering a slick budgetary maneuver whereby he can legalize tens of millions of illegal aliens lurking within the shadows of our country.  Gee whiz, thank you, Chuckie, thank you.
  75. 2021 Tuesday J: Political News I– the House GOP is calling for an oversight hearing on the Capitol Hill Police Department and their actions on FALSE FLAG OPERATION DAY on January 06, 2021.  Next, GOP lawmakers seek a probe of Amazon’s Jedi contract.   Elsewhere, the GOP is adding an additional 10 Democrat-held congressional seats deemed to be vulnerable in 2022.  (Note- get rid of YOUR RINO problem, too, Republicans).  Moving on, UNC Chapel Hill has bestowed a professorship on the clown that created the 1619 ‘Project,’ (a bullshit propaganda project with which to wail and cry and to point fingers at the evil whiteys)[xx].  In other news, former Governor Charlie Crist, RINO-FL-turned Democrat Congressman, 13th congressional district, is making another run for the gubernatorial mansion.  Loser.  Finally, Eric Trump says there is NO way that fuddled old Joe Biden can hold a candle to his father’s energy on the job.
  76. 2021 Tuesday K: Political News II– We learned today that Newsmax settled a lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems out of Canada, that they apologized and agreed to stop questioning the 2020 Presidential Election’s veracity.  One America News, however, won’t back down for which, we congratulate them.  However, if Canada WON’T use Dominion Voting Systems nor Smartmatic Software in their own elections, what does that say about their trustworthiness and honesty?  Not very much.  Speaking of the untrustworthy, it now appears that Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, will be out as GOP Conference Chair by the end of the month.  This woman and the other corrupt Republicans that leapt onto the President Donald J. Trump impeachment vote as showing their virtue ALL must lose their seats.  Period.  She needs to join the Democrats of which she truly is one…finally, the Justice Department has been ordered to release the memo cited by then-U.S. Attorney General William “Bill” Barr as to why there was no charge of obstruction launched against President Donald J. Trump when feeble old Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III concluded his ginned-up, bogus investigation into the 45th president.
  77. 2021 Tuesday L: Crime And Punishment News / Law Enforcement News– The attorney for convicted murderer and former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has filed for a new trial now that we learn the jurors were going to convict him on ALL counts no matter what which is not justice but a kangaroo court.  The judge in the case pointed out that thanks to people like that dingbat from California, Rep. Maxine “Prune Face” Waters, DS-CA 43rd congressional district, going there and rabble rousing the lynch mob outside the courthouse every day, that her actions put the entire outcome of the trial in jeopardy.  We expect to see Chauvin win a new trial, be acquitted, and get his old job back.  Boo-yeah!
  78. 2021 Tuesday M: California Lottery Results / Mega-Millions Draw– stick around for the results on tonight’s Mega-Millions Draw #1656 with a pot of $345 million available to some lucky winner…here are the results: 04, 27, 32, 57, 63, and Mega 22.  Out of 136,836 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $947,704.
  79. 2022 Wednesday: Everyone Wang Chung tonight…

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The next album the record label of the Band released was “The Collection,” an album that hit record store shelves on June 05, 2019.  One finds a collection of 14 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 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. We began promoting the music of Spirit and of Randy California beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012.  Please seek them out and consider adding their music to your collection.

[ii] We began promoting the music of the Troggs on Monday, 06-January-2020 through Tuesday, 04-February-2020.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection as they are astounding.

[iii] We promoted the music of It’s a Beautiful Day beginning on Thursday, 25-August-2011 through Monday, 29-August-2011 and a second round on Tuesday, 04-February-2014 through Wednesday, 05-February-2014.  Please seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[iv] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.

[v] We hope to share the music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band as well as Al Kooper sometime in the next 10-15 years.  We hope you will remain with us as loyal readers.

[vi] 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.

[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.

[xviii] This schmo also warned the Chi-Coms it would be a mistake to attack Taiwan.  What is the U.S. going to do to stop it, Secretary Blinken?  Launch a nuclear barrage on the Chi-Coms?  I doubt it.  (Note- living in Israel allows me to view the world differently and I think there is no way the U.S.- without President Donald J. Trump in the White House– can do to stop such an attack.  I fear it would be over before it began- Mo).

[xix] Speaking of ‘climate,’ a NYU physicist says that ‘humans have NOT broken the climate.’

[xx] Nikole Hannah-Jones cannot handle any criticism of her bogus ‘history.’  Why is it we cannot continue the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?  Why do we have to continue finding ways of tearing the country apart?  Here is why: for some, it’s profitable.  Look at ‘Reverend’ Al Sharpton, look at ‘Reverend’ Jesse Jackson, look at that POS lawyer Benjamin Crump, these scalawags and scoundrels reap lots of wealth tearing the fabric of the nation asunder.  Going to be time to move to Russia or Chi-Com land…at least they defend their countries.

121. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, MAY 01, 2022

2003 Thursday: On this date, President George W. Bush erroneously declares aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, off the coast of California that “combat operations in Iraq are over.” The world comes to know this as the infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech as the insurrection against Coalition forces was soon to begin.

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121. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, MAY 01, 2022:

First Day of Asian—Pacific American Heritage Day; May Day (Communist and Socialist holiday); Kentucky Derby, Law Day, Loyalty Day, Lei Day (Hawaii), First Day of Military Appreciation Month, First Day of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and First Day of Jewish American Heritage Month

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices John Catron and John McKinley; U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell Jr.; U.S. Treasury Secretary David M. Kennedy; Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels; Bachman-Turner Overdrive featuring Jim Clench, Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Jerry Weiss, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac featuring Mick Fleetwood, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Johnny Colt, Pacific Gas & Electric featuring Charlie Allen, “Brown Sugar” by the Rolling Stones, and Smashing Pumpkins featuring D’arcy Wretzky:

  1. 0946 Sunday: The reign of the 128th Roman Catholic Pope Marinus II ended on this date.  He first became pontiff on October 30, 0942.
  2. 1006 Thursday: Supernova observed by Chinese and Egyptians in constellation Lupus.
  3. 1045 Thursday: The reign of the 147th Roman Catholic Pope Benedict IX ended on this date.  He first became Vicar of Christ on March 10, 1045, and over the course of the next 52 days, guided his flock through thick and thin on its journey to meet with the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.
  4. 1328 Saturday: England recognizes the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
  5. 1544 Monday: Turkish troops occupy Hungary.
  6. 1555 Sunday: The reign of the 222nd Roman Catholic Pope Marcellus II ends after 52 days as pontiff.  He first picked up his Holy Cross on April 09, 1555.
  7. 1572 Monday: The reign of the 225th Roman Catholic Pontiff St. Pius V ends on this date.  As the guide of ALL Christendom Pope Pius V led his flock from January 07, 1566, until today.
  8. 1707 Sunday: The Kingdom of Great Britain became a reality as a treaty merging England and Scotland took effect.
  9. 1715 Wednesday: Prussia declares war on Sweden.
  10. 1776 Wednesday: Adam Weishaupt founds secret society of Illuminati.
  11. 1780 Monday: Future 27th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McKinley is born in Culpepper County, Va., on this date.  A Democrat, President Martin Van Buren nominated him to fill a new seat on the nation’s high court.  He served from April 22, 1837, to July 19, 1852.  
  12. 1785 Sunday: Kamehameha defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  13. 1786 Monday: Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro” premiered in Vienna, Austria.
  14. 1805 Wednesday: The state of Virginia passed a law requiring all freed slaves to leave the state or to risk either imprisonment or deportation.
  15. 1837 Monday: The 26th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Catron assumed his position on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Democrat, President Andrew Jackson nominated him to fill a new seat.  He served from today until May 30, 1865.
  16. 1844 Wednesday: Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate.  Meanwhile, Samuel Morse sends the first telegraph message.
  17. 1861 Wednesday: Confederate General Robert E. Lee orders troops under General T. J. Jackson to attack Harper’s Ferry.
  18. 1862 Thursday: Union naval commander David Farragut captures the Rebel city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
  19. 1863 Friday: The Confederate “National Flag” replaces the “Stars and Bars” as the national flag.  Meanwhile in Virginia, the Battle of Chancellorsville began with the forces of General Robert E. Lee commenced fighting with Union troops under the command of General Joseph Hooker.  During this battle, friendly fire mortally wounded Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.  
  20. 1866 Tuesday: The American Equal Rights Association forms.
  21. 1867 Wednesday: The Reconstruction of the South begins as do black voter registration.
  22. 1877 Tuesday: President Rutherford B. Hayes—following the dictates of the Compromise of 1877 in which, he became president over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden—began withdrawing the final Union troops from out of the South.  This concluded Reconstruction and led to persecution of freed slaves throughout the South.
  23. 1883 Tuesday: William F. Cody—aka “Buffalo Bill Cody”—held his first Wild West Show.
  24. 1884 Thursday: Chicago, Illinois has the distinction of being the first U.S. city to begin building the first 10-story building in the nation.
  25. 1898 Sunday: Commodore George Dewey gave the command, “You may fire when ready, Gridley,” as an American naval force destroyed a Spanish squadron in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
  26. 1915 Saturday: The British luxury liner, the Lusitania, leaves New York bound for Liverpool, England.  Elsewhere, on the Western Front, the Second Battle of Ypres seesaws back and forth.  On the Eastern Front, the Germans are pushing Russian troops back in the Baltic states while their Austro-Hungarian allies continue battling the Russians in the Carpathians and Ukraine.  Meanwhile, on the Southern Front, the Turks begin assaulting Allied positions at Gallipoli.
  27. 1916 Monday: The French are beginning to have success in the Battle of Verdun what with the recapture of Fort Douamont, the linchpin of the whole defensive system. 
  28. 1917 Tuesday: On the Northwest Frontier of India, British forces are fighting with jihadi tribesmen.  Although the supply convoy snaking through the mountains manages to survive the assault, losses are heavy.
  29. 1918 Wednesday: Due to Soviet intransigence and the ongoing civil war between the Reds and the Whites, the German forces continue gobbling up vast portions of the Ukraine including the massive Crimean port of Sebastopol and the city of Odessa.  As long as the Soviets continue thinking they can cling to portions of the old Czarist empire, the Germans continue proving to them it’s futile, give in, give up, and stop launching attacks.  That’s Leon Trotsky for you.
  30. 1922 Monday: Charlie Robertson of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect no-hit, no-run game against the Detroit Tigers.  The Sox won the contest by a final score of 3-0.  Another perfect game did not come along until 46 years later.
  31. 1931 Friday: New York’s 102-story Empire State Building undergoes dedication.  Elsewhere, singer Kate Smith made her debut on CBS Radio on her 24th birthday.
  32. 1934 Tuesday: The Philippine legislature accepted a U.S. proposal for independence on this date.
  33. 1935 Wednesday: Workers complete the building of Boulder Dam, Colorado.
  34. 1937 Saturday: American president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, signs the Neutrality Acts.
  35. 1939 Monday: “Batman” comics hit the streets.
  36. 1940 Wednesday: The Allies are evacuating Norway as the fight to save the country is now impossible.  The efforts to retrieve Allies there will continue through the month.  Meanwhile, Sweden declares that it will defend its neutrality with energy and has no intention of succumbing to either the Nazis or the Soviets. 
  37. 1941 Thursday: The Orson Welles motion picture “Citizen Kane” premiered in New York.  In Mesopotamia, Iraqi troops begin attacking British outposts.  They are coming in ont the side of the Axis and want to boot the British occupiers out of their country.   Elsewhere, in North Afrika, the Battle of Tobruk continues as the Afrika Korps continues battering its way through the defenses.
  38. 1942 Friday: Future drummer/vocalist with the 1960s rock band, Pacific Gas & Electric[i]– Charlie Allen- is born on this date.  Elsewhere, in the Pacific Theater of World War II, Imperial Japanese continue committing more troops to the fight on Mindanao in the southern Philippines and fighting is fierce between outnumbered Filipino and American defenders.
  39. 1943 Saturday: During World War II, the German Wehrmacht deploys in Holland to break up worker strikes.  Meanwhile, a Luftwaffe bomber sinks a boat carrying Jews to Malta in the Mediterranean.  Finally, fighting continues in Tunisia as the German and Italian troops of the Afrika Korps continue defying the Allies’ attempt as they attempt to destroy them.
  40. 1944 Monday: The Messerschmitt Me-262, the first combat jet in aviation history took its first flight on this date.  Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, Soviet leader Josef Stalin says the ‘Germans must be pursued all the way to Berlin.’  He now has the upper hand, and his generals are planning for the summer offensive, one that will fall atop the Nazis and their remaining allies like a sledgehammer.
  41. 1945 Tuesday: German Admiral Karl Doenitz, Hitler’s successor, begins the formation of a new German government.  Meanwhile, a day after the suicide of Adolf Hitler, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels commits suicide along with his wife, Magda.  Prior to consuming poison and using a sidearm, they poison their six children.  On all fronts, German units are in the process of negotiating or surrendering to the victorious Allies; however, the full surrender of Nazi Germany won’t happen until May 08 and 09 depending upon the front.
  42. 1946 Wednesday: In New York City, future founding member of Blood, Sweat & Tears[ii]– Jerry Weiss (trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals 1967-1968)- is born on this date.
  43. 1949 Sunday: Jim Clench—future guitarist/vocalist who would replace Randy Bachman in Bachman-Turner Overdrive[iii] 1978-present—was born in Canada on this date.
  44. 1952 Thursday: “Mr. Potato-Head” debuts.  (Little would the manufacturers know but about 70 years later, WOKIES would neuter Mr. Potato Head.  What a bunch of sissified pansies!)
  45. 1954 Saturday: Following the celebration of Camerone Day by the French Foreign Legionnaires at Dien Bien Phu, the communists celebrate their BIG COMMUNIST DAY- May Day.  Red flags flutter at all communist-held strongpoints and fighting positions and in the surrounding hills.  Oh, it’s a big day for the communists, a big, big day.  It also marks the day of the final phase of the offensive and Isabelle is suffering ongoing artillery bombardments.  By the end of the day, the French defenders have lost several of their 105 mm howitzers which have been essential at keeping communist attackers away from their position.   The communists are tightening their grip on the Legionnaires’ fortified position causing a heavy counterattack late in the evening to push the Viet Minh back.[iv]
  46. 1959 Friday: In Indianapolis, Indiana, the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Floyd Patterson scores an 11th round KO of British boxer, Brian London, improving his record to 35-1.   
  47. 1960 Sunday: The Soviet Union shot down an American U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
  48. 1961 Monday: The first U.S. airline hijacking took place as Antulio Ramirez Ortiz, a Miami electrician, commandeered a National Airlines plane that was en route to Key West, Florida, and forced the pilot to fly to Fidel Castro’s Cuba.
  49. 1963 Wednesday: The Coca-Cola Company began marketing TAB, its first low-calorie beverage.
  50. 1964 Friday: The computer programming language BASIC (Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) underwent creation by Dartmouth College professors John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz.
  51. 1966 Sunday: Johnny Colt—bassist with the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd[v] 2012-present—is born in Cherry Point, North Carolina, on this date.
  52. 1967 Monday: Elvis Presley[vi] married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas; they divorced in 1973.
  53. 1968 Wednesday: In South Haven, Michigan, future original bassist with the band, Smashing Pumpkins- D’arcy Wretzky- is born.
  54. 1971 Saturday: The intercity passenger rail service Amtrak went into operation.  Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones[vii] release the single, “Brown Sugar.”
  55. 1972 Monday: In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, NABF heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali wins a 12-round unanimous decision over home country hero, George Chuvalo, to put his record to 36-1.  As for Chuvalo, his record went to 66-18-2 with the loss.
  56. 1975 Thursday: Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Brewers broke baseball’s all-time RBI record previously held by Babe Ruth during a game against the Detroit Tigers; the Brewers won 17-3.
  57. 1979 Tuesday: Elton John[viii] becomes the first pop star to perform in Israel.
  58. 1982 Saturday: The World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., was opened by President Ronald Reagan.
  59. 1983 Sunday: Pitcher Nolan Ryan surpasses Walter Johnson’s strikeout record of 3,508.
  60. 1984 Tuesday: Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac[ix] files for bankruptcy.
  61. 1991 Wednesday: Pitcher Nolan Ryan pitches 7th No-Hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays.
  62. 1992 Friday: On the third day of the Los Angeles riots, a visibly shaken Rodney King appeared in public to appeal for calm, pleading, “Can we all get along?”
  63. 1996 Wednesday: In New York City, the 62nd U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell Jr. died at age 92.  A Republican, he served under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from January 21, 1953, to October 23, 1957.
  64. 2003 Thursday: On this date, President George W. Bush erroneously declares aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, off the coast of California that “combat operations in Iraq are over.”  The world comes to know this as the infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech as the insurrection against Coalition forces was soon to begin.  
  65. 2004 Friday: The European Union adds 10 new member nations to its growing body of European countries: Cyprus and Malta in the Mediterranean as well as Poland, the three Baltic republics- Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, and Slovakia.  The bumps up the population of the massive bloc to 455 million with the addition of the 75 million within these new states.  Wow.
  66. 2005 Saturday: Following Beijing’s meeting with Taiwan’s opposition leader, Lien Chan, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian requests a meeting with the communist Chinese authorities.  There has been much tension between the two countries as Taiwan wants to become its own country while the Chi-Coms continue claiming Taiwanese soil is their soil.  Bull crap.
  67. 2006 Sunday: In the United States, illegal aliens want to show the American people ‘what for’ by staying home from their jobs.  They want to show the American people that WE NEED THEM.  NO, we don’t need you and as many of us who are employers did back then, IF the illegals didn’t show up, we FIRED them and, in some cases, handed their information over to immigration authorities.  Look, we need to send the welfare folks out into the fields, and we would bet they would get better jobs ASAP.  Then, we could revive the Bracero Program that worked so well for decades.
  68. 2007 Monday: Four years ago, this very day, President George W. Bush stood on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and said- regarding the invasion of Iraq- “Mission accomplished.”  Almost as soon as the words spilled out of his mouth, the insurgency broke out and claimed more U.S. lives than the invasion did.  Anyhow, President Bush vetoed an Iraq War funding bill because included within it was more downtime between tours in the godforsaken country as well as increased training, better equipping, and hardcore benchmarks the Iraqi government had to meet.  The more we look back at events such as this, the more we believe George W. Bush did a HORRIBLE thing and that the Deep State and the Neocons propelled him into it.  We must always think of our servicemen-and-women ahead of regime change wars, especially when they are undeclared, and the entire nation is not behind the effort.  Meanwhile, a May Day pro-illegal alien immigration rally goes awry in the City of Angels today as out-of-control illegal alien loves got their asses beat by the LAPD.  Go for it.  
  69. 2008 Wednesday: Why this should matter to the United States is beyond us but President George W. Bush offers tougher sanctions on Myanmar for the horrible crap they do over there to minorities and to freedom-loving people and makes it so the Burmese government cannot get its hands on its assets inside the United States.  (Note- move ‘em to Beijing).
  70. 2009 Thursday: U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced his retirement effective at the end of the court’s term in late June.   Elsewhere, it’s May Day and what could be better than peaceful marches turning into violent mobs?  Violence breaks out in the streets of Germany, Greece, and Turkey where cops try to quell mob violence to the best of their abilities.  What is it with the communists?  Can’t they do anything without launching violent attacks on people who have nothing with which to do with them?  WTF?
  71. 2010 Friday: The Washington Post publishes a story in which, two retired U.S. Army generals tell the reporter that the U.S. military is having a tough time with 25-percent of the population being obese and ‘too fat to fight.’  Perhaps we should return to a draft and get these punks back in shape?   Meanwhile, some member of the ‘religion of peace’ sets off a bomb inside a Mogadishu mosque sending at least two dozen people to visit with Allah sooner than they had anticipated.
  72. 2011 Saturday: At Abbottabad, Pakistan, U.S. Special Forces’ Seal Team Six locate and kill the most wanted terrorist in the world, Osama bin Laden along with several others who attempted to defend him.   Late in the evening, U.S. President Barack Obama announces that American military operatives killed Osama bin Laden, founder of the militant Islamist group Al-Qaida.  Former President George W. Bush congratulates his successor on his momentous achievement.   Meanwhile, the United Nations attempt to visit Pfc. Bradley Manning in prison is rebuffed by the Obama administration.
  73. 2012 Tuesday: On the first anniversary of the slaying of long-sought jihadist Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on an unannounced visit.  There, he meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.  The two sign an agreement that outlines cooperation between the two nations in the War on Terror through 2014.  Meanwhile, as the Saudi ambassador to Egypt is moving around Cairo, Egyptian authorities foil an attempted assassination attempt against him by the Iranians.  Light those fools up.
  74. 2013 Wednesday: The U.N. Human Rights Office determines that it is a violation of international law to force-feed hunger strikers at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison.  Elsewhere, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston police scoop up three close friends of the bombers who provided them aid and comfort.  Meanwhile, in Seattle, Washington, a May Day celebration causes the celebrants to run amok, attacking police, breaking glass, and setting things ablaze.  Nearly a dozen cops are injured in the melees around the city.  That’s communists for you.
  75. 2014 Thursday: According to Brainy History, Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally, will retire in July and that Mark Fields will replace him; Mulally restored profitability and distinguished the company as the only Big Three automaker to refuse government bailouts during the 2008-2009 recession.  Elsewhere, as Vladimir Putin’s thugs continue trying to snip off the eastern portion of Ukraine- cos, don’t you know- a whole lotta Russians supposedly live there- Kiev orders a return to conscription, what we Americans call the draft.  IF only the Obama administration would provide these guys with weapons.
  76. 2015 Friday: According to Brainy History, Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, announces the formation of Tesla Energy, a producer of large batteries for storage of generated renewable energy in homes and businesses.  Elsewhere, in Jalisco state in Mexico, narcoterrorists knock a Mexican military helicopter out of the sky.  In the ensuing crash, three Mexican soldiers are killed outright while another 10 soldiers and a pair of Federales suffer injuries to varying degrees.  Meanwhile, Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby says that the six officers involved in the death of criminal Freddie Gray were negligent in their duties.   These six officers of the Baltimore Police Department will find themselves in court.
  77. 2016 Sunday: ISIS does what it does best and that is it carries out two car bombings in the town of As-Samawah that propels unlucky souls to commune with Allah while leaving 75 wounded in varying degrees.   Elsewhere, two Christian missionaries working out of Pennsylvania are found murdered in separate areas of Jamaica’s rural St. Mary’s Parish.  As of now, NO one knows who killed Randy Hentzel and Harold Nichols.
  78. 2017 Monday: Musician Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins fame announces he will purchase the National Wrestling Alliance.   Elsewhere, Kim Jong Un goes berserk as the U.S. flies two B-1B heavy bombers over the Korean Peninsula causing the ‘Brave Leader’ to bellow that the Trump administration is preparing for nuclear war against his country.  Meanwhile, what’s Paris, France, without RIOTS on May Day?  That’s what they get as mobs of protesters- supposedly preparing for upcoming elections- run amok in the streets causing riot police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets into the seething crowd.
  79. 2018 Tuesday: Another one bites the dust: the Dominican Republic, under pressure from the Chi-Coms, severs ties with Taiwan and opens diplomatic relations with Beijing.   Elsewhere, it’s May Day and what could be better than communists and socialists running amok in the streets?  In France, Paris sees some violent demonstrations what with car dealerships and fast-food restaurants being set ablaze.  Not good.  Maybe the authorities should utilize some lead on these scumbags?  Just saying.
  80. 2019 Wednesday: U.S. Attorney General William “Bill” Barr sits before the Senate Judiciary Committee, so he shag questions on HOW he handled the fraudulent Robert S. Mueller III report into ‘Trump-Russia collusion,’ since proven to be little more than a hoax.  Meanwhile, WikiLeaks founder receives a sentence of 50 weeks in a British slammer over his skipping bail back in 2012.  After that…he could be on his way to the United States.  Elsewhere, following the leak of a defense council meeting in Great Britain regarding the danger communist China’s Huawei poses the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Theresa May fires her Secretary of State Defense Gavin Williamson, blaming him for the leak.
  81. 2020 Friday: COVID-19 continues running amok and communist China continues acting like the Sgt. Schultz character on the old B & W TV show, “Hogan’s Heroes,” “We know nothing, we know nothing.”  Okay, be like that.  Anyhow, here are today’s statistics: around the globe, we have 3,033,296 confirmed cases of this mess, 235,290 confirmed deaths but 1,039,588 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have 1,128,460 confirmed cases of the Kung Flu, 65,435 confirmed deaths, and 137,944 confirmed recoveries.  If you notice, confirmed deaths in the U.S. rose only 1,897 over the course of today while confirmed recoveries rose by 9,508 so folks, WTF?  Far-left fascist governors, quit behaving like you work in China and not the United States- that means you, Ralph Northam, which means you, Gretchen Whitmer, that means you, northeast liberal lunatic governors and that means you, J.B. Pritzker.  STOP behaving like Nazis!
  82. 2021 Saturday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 152,785,811 confirmed cases, +786,224, 3,205,782  confirmed deaths, +12,547, and 130,723,338 confirmed recoveries, +86,191.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,145,766 confirmed cases, UP 41,792 from yesterday’s reporting, 590,704 confirmed deaths, UP 661,[x] and 25,777,864 confirmed recoveries, UP 67,805.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xi] 
  83. 2021 Saturday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, there have been 276,082 CHI-VI deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another 281.6 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 185,892 deaths. 
  84. 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: 3,744,182 confirmed cases, 61,865 confirmed deaths, and 1,992,932 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,238,937 confirmed cases, 35,239 confirmed deaths, and 1,799,224 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,468 confirmed cases, 483 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 406,753 confirmed cases, 5,563 confirmed deaths, and 191,652 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s recovery numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., New Hampshire, a once reliable DEEP RED state before the Democratic-Socialists corrupted it: they have 95,163 confirmed cases, 1,304 confirmed deaths, and 91,400 confirmed recoveries.[xii]   Meanwhile, CNN is reporting that the U.S. has managed to secure ONE BILLION DOSES of Chi-Vi vaccines which has led medical ethicists to suggest we should share them with the world.  Please do.  We don’t want them.  Elsewhere, BOTH Joe Biden and the GOP is trying to push the American people to get the shots.  This reminds us of when the U.S. military was forcing the troops to get injections with which to combat anthrax before invading Iraq and many service personnel had issues with the vaccines.  NOT for us.   Speaking of Joe Biden, he continues masking up even though the Centers for Disease Control now say that we don’t other than on specific occasions. 
  85. 2021 Saturday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,481 confirmed cases, 6,363 confirmed deaths, and 830,625 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Armenia, perhaps the greatest of all Christian countries in the Middle East/Central Asia: 216,586 cases of the virus, 4,128 confirmed deaths and 199,155 confirmed recoveries.[xiii]     
  86. 2021 Saturday D:  Friday’s Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,874.85, DOWN 185.51 points (-0.54%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,962.98, DOWN 119.86 points (-0.85%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,181.17, DOWN 30.30 points (-0.72%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $63.49 per barrel, -0.09 (-0.14%).  The price of GOLD is $1,768.80 per troy oz., +1.10 (+0.06%) while the price of SILVER is $25.92 per troy ounce, +0.06 (+0.24%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,203.90 per troy oz, -1.30 (-0.11%) while the price of COPPER is $4.46 per pound, -0.01 (-0.27%).[xiv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,934.50 per troy oz, -17.48 (-0.59%).[xv] The price of RHODIUM is $28,500.00 per troy oz., +150.00 (+0.51%).[xvi]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  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 20.22.     In Moldovan Leu, one greenback equals 17.64 and in Mongolian Tögrög, a buck equals 2,820.00 and in Moroccan Dirham, one dollar equals 8.93 of theirs.[xvii]  
  87. 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 $4.034 per gallon, $2.783 in Florida, $3.797 in Hawaii, and $3.466 in Washington state.[xviii]    Let’s look at one other location- Nebraska: $2.815.  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 sixth lowest gasoline price in the world- Kazakhstan: $1.576 per U.S. Gallon.[xix]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,236,690,578,042 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.
  88. 2021 Saturday F: Political News I–  For some unknown reason (yeah, right), Democrats won’t get behind Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley’s bill with which to rein in BIG TECH.  The Dems are in bed with BIG TECH.  Next, legal scholar and professor Dr. Alan Dershowitz says the FBI raid on Rudy Giuliani’s townhouse was “UNCONSTITUTIONAL.”  Next (and we sincerely doubt this) the Democrats are acting as though they are willing to make concessions on the infrastructure bill they are trying to ramrod through Congress.    Elsewhere, Senator Joe Manchin, D-W. VA, says that ‘D.C. statehood should not be granted through unilateral congressional action but through the amendments process as it should.’  The Democrats are angry.
  89. 2021 Saturday G: Political News II– Former U.S. Secretary for the Interior Ryan Zinke is going to run for one of Montana’s new U.S. House seats.  Elsewhere, the liberals are ginning up a buzz about U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer possibly going into retirement.  Boy, does the left want to get this guy off the nation’s high court so they can emplace another piece of fecal matter on the court such as the always-angry Stacey Abrams (God forbid).  Meanwhile, at a Utah state GOP convention, the good people of that state booed U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, RINO.  Good.   Finally, California Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom knows he is going to lose in November’s recall election because he is releasing 76,000 violent and repeat state prison offenders early.  He wants to make sure the people of the Golden State suffer at the hands of these Untermensch.   Thank you, governor, thank you.
  90. 2021 Saturday H: Foreign News / Overseas News– North Korea says that the Biden regime’s actions suggest the United States wants war with the Democratic Republic of North Korea.  Joe is taking us backward.   Elsewhere, further west in the scenic countryside of Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province, members of the so-called ‘religion of peace’ conducted a car bombing that propelled 27 unfortunate souls to the ‘other side’ while leaving many more suffering to one degree or another.  Many of the poor bastards were high school students.  Wow.  The Taliban are now warning of counterattacks on U.S. forces as today was the day for total withdrawal.[xxi]  Meanwhile, regarding the Bat Flu vaccine, Canada is putting a halt on the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to contamination fears at the manufacturing plant.  And the liberals SWEAR that the anxieties of vaccine receivers is what has led to blood clots and other reported problems and NOT the vaccine.  Yeah, right.  We’re with you, Canada.
  91. 2021 Saturday I: Miscellaneous News I– California is trying to get their hands on incarcerated Harvey Weinstein but the extradition request currently in on hold.  He is going nowhere (although we are surprised that “Gropin’ Joe” Biden’s regime has not yet sprung a fellow groper).   Next, the U.S. Army’s investigation into the death of Specialist Vanessa Guillen has determined that she was sexually abused, reported the abuse as she should to her superiors, and that nothing was done about it.  This is beginning to sound like the movie, “A Few Good Men” (1992) because at least 20-plus people at Fort Hood, Texas, are in trouble for this case and several similar other cases.  What is wrong with our military?   Elsewhere, citizens of the Empire State will soon see their electricity bills skyrocket as the last reactor- Indian Point 3- at the nuclear power plant closed today.  What is wrong with people?  Nuclear energy is the safest and cheapest way of creating electricity, but the Green Meanies have everyone terrified of nuclear power plants (thank you, “The China Syndrome” (1979).   Finally, in the era of feeble Joe Biden, both CNN and MSNBC have seen their ratings precipitously fall to the point where WE hope they go broke. 
  92. 2021 Saturday J: Mass Shootings News– In Green Bay, Wisconsin, tonight, people were having an enjoyable time at the Oneida Casino when a gunman strolled in and began blasting the place.  Several people were shot but at press time, the authorities had not yet shared information on the status of the victims.  The cops did get their hands on the shooter, however.  Meanwhile, in St. Louis, Missouri, today was a deadly day with two people shot and killed and another dozen shout and wounded.  We await status on these victims, too.  What is it in the era of Joe Biden that shootings are occurring all over the flipping place?  What is it about drooling Joe Biden? 
  93. 2021 Saturday K: California Lottery Results / Super Lotto And Powerball Draws–  First, here are the results for the Super Lotto Draw #3556 with a $43 million jackpot on the line: 01, 06, 13, 22, 31, and Mega 13.  Out of 136,144 winning tickets, 23 people had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $945 apiece.  Next, here are the results for the Powerball Draw #842 with a $129 million jackpot up for the taking: 35, 36, 47, 61, 63, and Powerball 03.  Out of 64,388 winning tickets in California, the highest winners were TWO people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $17,331 apiece.
  94. 2021 Saturday L: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT NEWS / LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS- In Chicago, Illinois, today a 28-year-old psychopath- Elijah Rule Hill Prince- attacked a man in the 10500 block of South Emerald Avenue who refused to purchase something the punk said he was selling.  This led to Mr. Prince leaping onto the man, putting him into a chokehold, hitting him in the face with a shovel, biting off chunks of his ears, biting his scalp open, gouging out his eyes including one in which he used a portion of a wooden stake which he then drove into the man’s socket.  As his victim lay gasping for breath, Mr. Prince then spit into his gaping mouth.  The victim’s wife rushed out to help her husband and Mr. Prince then bit off humongous portions of her ears, gouged out her eyes, beat her, and spit on her before ambling away leaving his victims in the street.  The cops eventually found the sociopath, arrested him, and currently he is being held on $5 million bond.  When asked about the blood that was all over him, Mr. Prince said it was the “Blood of peasants.” Folks, this is someone the cops should have shot dead on the spot.  All you anti-cop people out there, stop f**king sniveling.
  95. 2022 Sunday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 513,618,603 confirmed cases, +278,391, 6,261,800 confirmed deaths, +1,080 and 467,851,535 confirmed recoveries, +574,003. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 83,083,425 confirmed cases, UP 15,518 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,020,854 confirmed deaths, UP 21,[xxii] and 80,719,929 confirmed recoveries, UP by 35,030.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxiii]
  96. 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 571,561 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 206,806 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in SIXTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 466 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  97. 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: 9,235,869 confirmed cases, 90,518 confirmed deaths, and 8,975,875 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,969,659 confirmed cases, 73,948 confirmed deaths, and 5,821,430 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 248,405 confirmed cases, 1,418 confirmed deaths, and 239,700 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,498,116 confirmed cases, 12,703 confirmed deaths, and 1,448,438 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Diamond Princess Ship: they have 46 confirmed cases, 0 confirmed deaths, and 46 confirmed recoveries.[xxiv]   
  98. 2022 Sunday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,077,863 confirmed cases, 10,698 confirmed deaths, and 4,046,110 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- India, 2nd place on the list: 43,082,502 cases of the virus, 523,869 confirmed death and 45,538,976 confirmed recoveries.[xxv]                         
  99. 2022 Sunday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 32,977.21, DOWN 939.18 points (-2.77%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,334.53 DOWN 536.89 points (-4.17%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,131.93, DOWN 155.27 points (-3.63%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $104.11 per barrel, -1.25 (-1.19%).  The price of GOLD is $1,896.90 per troy oz., +5.60 (+0.30%) while the price of SILVER is $22.74 per troy ounce, -0.39 (-1.70%).  The price of PLATINUM is $932.00 per troy oz, +20.90 (+2.29%) while the price of COPPER is $4.39 per pound, -0.05 (-1.07%).[xxvi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,323.91 per troy oz., +91.91 (+4.12%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,200.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,105,000.00 per CNY/T, +10,000.00 (+0.91%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,051.00 per USD/T, +19.50 (+0.64%). The price of ZINC is $4,054.00 per USD/T., -82.50 (-1.99%).   The price of COCOA is $2,650.00 per USD/T, +75.00 (+2.91%).  The price of COFFEE is $222.55 per USD/T, +4.65 (+2.13%).  The price of CORN is $817.50 per USD/T, +1.50 (+0.18%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,047.40 USD 1,000 board feet +2.60 (+0.25%).[xxvii]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000026.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.61 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.95 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.43, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 68.60 of theirs.    In Solomon Islands Dollar, one greenback equals 8.01 and in Somali Shilling, a buck equals 575.00 and in Tajikistanis Somoni, one dollar equals 12.40 of theirs.[xxviii]       
  100. 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 $5.736 per gallon, $4.184 in Florida, $5.253 in Hawaii, and $4.714 in Washington state.[xxix]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Nebraska- $3.934.  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 33rd  LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Dominica: $3.476 per U.S. Gallon.[xxx] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,421,695,780,367 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxxi]  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 Belgium the NINTH largest holder of U.S. debt is Taiwan.  This nation holds $235,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0817 a 30” x 40” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Mountain Symphony.”  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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This is something we haven’t had prior to this and that is a live album by the reformed Band- “And Then There Were Four: FM Broadcast, Chicago 1983.”  The album came out on October 16, 2016, and features the BIG FOUR- Levon Helm (drums, vocals, mandolins), Rick Danko (bass, vocals, fiddle), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones), and Richard Manuel (piano and vocals) along with several other musicians with which to round out the sound.  We think you will be quite pleased to have this addition to your rowing collection as much as we are.  Seek it out, give it a good listen, and add it to your collection.  You will enjoy it for decades to come.

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[i] 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.

[ii] When we do the music of Blood, Sweat & Tears, we will also do the music of Chicago at the same time.  Years ago, at the Google Blogger blog, we did the music of the third great horn band, Sons of Champlin. 

[iii] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt.  The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017.  We hope you will check them out.

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

[vi] 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.

[vii] 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.  The album on which, “Brown Sugar” appeared- “Sticky Fingers”- was offered on Wednesday, 13-April-2016.  It was a wonderful addition to the band’s discography; we hope you will seek it out wherever you shop for the best rock music.

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

[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.  Seeing as how Fleetwood Mac was among the earliest bands we ever promoted, we will have to pick them back up and present not only the music of the band that has come out since then but also the individual member’s solo projects.  

[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.

[xxi] Sadly, we believe this is all by design because we believe the Military-Industrial-Political Complex does not want to pull out of this s—hole country.  Too much money is to be made supplying the military with the tools of the trade which means we want a ‘Gulf of Tonkin Incident’ to occur so decrepit old Joe Biden can mumble into a microphone, “We can’t leave.  We must stay and fight this evil” which means another generation of American youth will continue being killed and maimed.  WTF does it take to end a frigging war.  The new corporate form of government has been with us since George W. Bush took us to war in Iraq over NOTHING and will remain here until the American people stand up and say, “WE AREN’T GOING TO TAKE THIS CRAP ANYMORE.”  As an old man, I, Moses Scharbug III, most likely won’t be able to see it but I sure hope successive generations do.  This crap must end.

[xxii] 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)

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

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

[xxv] 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

116. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022

1942 Sunday: German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler tells the party faithful that this year- if the German people do not desert him- the Third Reich will achieve victories on all fronts. The campaigning season on the Eastern Front is coming soon while the war in North Africa will proceed to victory. Meanwhile, the U-Boat campaign to starve Britain will continue and all is looking good.

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DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY 2022: 207

116. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022:

Confederate Heroes Memorial Day (Florida)

U.S. Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont; U.S. Acting and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper; U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Nazi Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess; Dave Mason (band) featuring Mike Finnigan, the Faces featuring Rod Stewart, Mötley Crüe featuring John Corabi, Queen featuring Roger Taylor, and Spooky Tooth featuring Gary Wright:

  1. 0088 Monday: The 4th Roman Catholic Pope Clement I picked up his Holy Cross on this date and over the course of the next 11 years and 211 days, guided his earthly flock until November 23, 0099.
  2. 0304 Tuesday: The 29th Roman Catholic Pope St. Marcellinus ended his time as the Vicar of Christ on this date.  He first became pontiff on June 30, 296, and guided his earthly flock from then until today.
  3. 0757 Friday: The 92nd Roman Catholic Pope Stephen II ended his time as pontiff on this date.  He became pontiff on March 26, 0752.
  4. 1220 Sunday: German King Frederick I grant bishops sovereign rights.
  5. 1514 Sunday: Astronomer Nicholas Copernicus makes the first observations of the planet, Saturn.
  6. 1532 Tuesday: On his way to Vienna, Ottoman Turk Sultan Suleiman fights his way through Hungary.
  7. 1564 Sunday: At the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, priests baptized William Shakespeare.
  8. 1607 Thursday: English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Virginia, on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere.
  9. 1654 Sunday: Brazil expels its Jewish inhabitants.
  10. 1655 Monday: The Dutch West Indies Company denies Peter Stuyvesant’s demand that the company expel all Jews from New Amsterdam. 
  11. 1721 Saturday: On this date, medical professionals administer the first smallpox vaccinations to a willing group of participants.
  12. 1819 Monday: The first Odd Fellows lodge in the United States underwent establishment in Baltimore, Md.
  13. 1828 Saturday: To help Greece’s demand for independence from the Ottoman Empire, Russia declares war on the Turks.
  14. 1859 Tuesday: A jury acquits Dan Sickles of murder on grounds of temporary insanity.  This is the original time defense attorneys use this defense successfully in the United States.
  15. 1865 Wednesday: Federal troops surrounded and killed John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, near Port Royal, Virginia.  Just before dying, Booth looked at his hands and gasped, “Useless, useless.”  Meanwhile, Confederate General J.E. Johnson surrenders the Army of Tennessee to the Union at Fort Dunham, North Carolina.
  16. 1875 Monday: The 33rd U.S. Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont assumed his position on this date.  A Democrat and then a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from April 26, 1875, to May 21, 1876.
  17. 1894 Thursday: In Alexandria, Egypt, future Nazi Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess is born.
  18. 1905 Wednesday: Jack McCarthy of the Chicago Cubs becomes the only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in one game; all were ends of double plays.
  19. 1914 Sunday: Author Bernard Malamud (“The Natural”) was born in New York.
  20. 1915 Monday: During World War I, Italy secretly signs the Pact of London, a pact that allied the nation with the British, France, and Russia.  On the Western Front, the Second Battle of Ypres continues with German gains being thrown back by the Allies.  On the Eastern Front, the Russians are fighting in Armenia, seeking to push the Ottomans back.  Fighting is intense.
  21. 1916 Wednesday: Rumanian is making noise about entering the war on the side of the Allies.  Austro-Hungary cannot allow this to happen but are facing increasing attacks from the Russians.
  22. 1917 Thursday: Fighting continues on various fronts during World War I.   On the Balkan Front, Bulgarians are trying to break through British forces along the Doiron-Vardar, aka the Macedonian Front.  The Brits are trying to aid their Serbian allies, but the Bulgarians are able to keep them holding tight.  Still, the Rumanians are making noises about entering the war on the side of the Allies and this could put the Bulgarians in jeopardy.  
  23. 1921 Tuesday: For the first time in the history of the nation, the people of St. Louis, Missouri, heard weather broadcasts live on the air.  
  24. 1923 Thursday: Britain’s Prince Albert, Duke of York (the future King George VI) married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
  25. 1926 Monday: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a treaty of neutrality and peace.
  26. 1928 Thursday: Madame Tussaud’s waxwork exhibition opens in London.   
  27. 1931 Sunday: NBC Radio premiered “Lum and Abner” a show fans would enjoy for the next 24 years.
  28. 1933 Wednesday: On this day in history, Nazi Germany created its infamous secret police, the Gestapo.
  29. 1937 Monday: German and Italian warplanes raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War; estimates of the number of people killed vary from the hundreds to the thousands.
  30. 1940 Friday: Fighting continues in Norway as advancing German troops and armored units continue pushing Norwegian and British troops back.  North of Lillehammer, fighting is fierce, but the Germans are getting the upper hand.  Meanwhile, the Luftwaffe scores a direct hit on the Norwegian destroyer Garn, catching her moored in the Sognefjord.  However, loss of life was minimal as the crew was able to abandon ship at the first signs of attack as the vessel had no antiaircraft batteries.  
  31. 1941 Saturday: For the first time in the history of Major League Baseball, an organist performed for the delight of the fans.  This event took place in Chicago, Illinois.   Elsewhere, in the Balkans, the Greeks and British- although in headlong retreat- are still capable of putting up resistance via rearguard actions.  They are able to slow the Nazi advance as they blow up key infrastructure.  Half a world away, South African troops finally overcome the Fascist Italian stand at Dessie and in so doing capture approximately 8,000 prisoners.  The Italians have had enough.
  32. 1942 Sunday: German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler tells the party faithful that this year- if the German people do not desert him- the Third Reich will achieve victories on all fronts.  The campaigning season on the Eastern Front is coming soon while the war in North Africa will proceed to victory.  Meanwhile, the U-Boat campaign to starve Britain will continue and all is looking good.
  33. 1943 Monday: Gary Wright, future keyboardist, and vocalist with the British band Spooky Tooth[i] and as a solo artist was born on today’s date in Cresskill, New Jersey.  Meanwhile, due to increasing outrage over the Katyn Forest Massacre by the Free Polish government in London, Moscow severs all ties to the ‘western Poles.’  Such is Josef Stalin’s way.
  34. 1944 Wednesday: The British go after the German battleship Tirpitz yet again but fall short in attacking the vessel.  Prime Minister Winston Churchill has long been fearful of the Tirpitz believing that she could pose an imminent threat to Allied shipping and thus loads of resources are obliterated trying to send the fearsome ship to the bottom of a Norwegian fjord.
  35. 1945 Thursday: Free French troops arrested Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France’s Vichy government during World War II, on today’s date.  Elsewhere, the Red Army continues battering its way into Berlin.  Resistance is fierce and the lives of Russian soldiers are expendable.  In the Pacific, the Japanese are being rolled up wherever the Allies encounter them in Burma, the Philippines, and on Okinawa as the U.S. Marines work at cracking the Shuri Line.  Meanwhile, future famed keyboardist who played with just about everyone—Mike Finnigan[ii]—is born on this date in Troy, Ohio.
  36. 1952 Saturday: The destroyer-minesweeper USS Hobson sank in the central Atlantic after colliding with the aircraft carrier USS Wasp with the loss of 176 crewmembers.
  37. 1954 Monday: Nationwide testing of the Salk polio vaccine begins.  Elsewhere, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu continues what with the communists concentrating on the southern outpost of Isabelle, the second largest firebase of the entire French military compound.   French Foreign Legionnaires and Algerian Tirailleurs are fighting to push back approach trenches and to take the fight to the enemy rather than have the fight taken to them.  Problems elsewhere continue with the airdrop of supplies, much of it going to the communists and not the brave French Union defenders.[iii]  Still, the French troops will continue draining the communists of massive quantities of blood.  If only they can bleed them dry…
  38. 1956 Thursday: The first modern container ship, the Ideal X, sails from Port Newark, N.J. for Houston, Texas.
  39. 1959 Sunday: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, future vocalist with the hard rock band, Mötley Crüe[iv]– John Corabi- is born.  He would replace Vince Neil when the original vocalist decided to take time away from the band.
  40. 1960 Tuesday: In Birmingham, England, future drummer/vocalist with the rock band, Queen[v]– Roger Taylor- is born on this date.
  41. 1961 Wednesday: The rest of the French military finally quashes the revolt by French paratroopers in Algeria to continue the war against the Muslim rebels.  Elsewhere, Roger Maris hits the first of 61 homers in 1961.
  42. 1964 Sunday: The African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.  Elsewhere, the Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive NBA title.  They won two more before their amazing streak ended.   Meanwhile, future acting and U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.  As Acting U.S. secretary of Defense, Esper served under President Donald J. Trump from June 24, 2019, to July 15, 2019.  As actual U.S. secretary of the Defense, the Republican served under the same president from July 23, 2019, to November 09, 2020, when President Trump terminated his employment.   
  43. 1966 Tuesday: An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  44. 1968 Friday: Anti-war protesters seize administration buildings at Ohio State.  Meanwhile, beneath the Nevada desert, the United States exploded a 1.3 megaton nuclear device called “Boxcar.”  Man, oh, man.
  45. 1976 Monday: Pan Am begins non-stop flights from New York City to Tokyo.
  46. 1981 Sunday: In Tucson, Arizona, a major bank robbery takes place netting the thieves over $33 million.
  47. 1982 Monday: Rod Stewart[vi], the brilliant Scottish rocker, suffers a mugging with thieves making off with his $50,000 Porsche.  Meanwhile, the Argentina military on South Georgia Island near the Falklands, surrenders to British troops.
  48. 1983 Tuesday: The DOW Jones Industrial Average breaks 1,200 for the first time.
  49. 1986 Saturday: A major nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which was then a part of the former Soviet Union—it remains radioactive to this day.  Dozens of personnel were killed outright in the blast while the long-term death toll is believed to be in the high thousands.  
  50. 1989 Wednesday: Actress-comedian Lucille Ball died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, at age 77.
  51. 1990 Thursday: Pitcher Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller’s record of pitching 12, 1-hitter games in Major League Baseball.
  52. 1991 Friday: Soccer star Diego Maradona suspended for using cocaine undergoes arrest in Argentina for possession and distribution of illegal narcotics.
  53. 1994 Tuesday: Voting began in South Africa’s first all-race elections, resulting in a victory for the African National Congress and the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president.  Meanwhile, China Airlines Flight 140, a Taiwanese Airbus A-300, crashed while landing in Nagoya, Japan, killing 264 people (there were seven survivors).
  54. 2000 Wednesday: Unhappy with the snail’s pace of the state government in Albany, N.Y., in identifying the state’s far too numerous sex offenders, a parents’ group beat them to the jump by posting a large number of sexual deviates online along with their personal information for the world to see.  Surely the state government will do something to THESE PEOPLE while protecting the perverts, rapists, and child molesters.   
  55. 2001 Thursday: The New York State GOP is urging the state government to cut the $132 million tax on gasoline until at least Labor Day as prices at the pump are stifling business and hurting New Yorkers. 
  56. 2002 Friday: In Erfurt, Germany, a 19-year-old kid goes berserk, killing 13 teachers, 2 students, a cop, and then himself using a handgun.  We thought only the United States had these kinds of events.  What’s up with that?
  57. 2003 Saturday: Unknown thugs set off a series of incendiary devices in an ammo dump in suburban Baghdad that killed several people and injured loads of others; the explosions went on all night.  U.S. investigators are seeking answers.
  58. 2004 Monday: Following conservative criticism of his anti-war activities during the Vietnam War, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry accused President George W. Bush of failing to prove whether he had fulfilled his commitment to the National Guard during the same period.  Elsewhere, the government unveiled its new, colorized $50 bill.  Finally, author Hubert Selby, Jr., died in Los Angeles, California, at age 75.
  59. 2005 Tuesday: Ending its 29-year military occupation of neighboring Lebanon, Syria begins removing its troops and returns them to home.   Elsewhere, Charles A. Duelfer, the chief U.S. weapons inspector combing Iraq for the hidden weapons of mass destruction says the search has gone about as far as it feasibly can.  Nothing to find, nothing to see here and yet, we are engaged in a horrible war in Iraq.
  60. 2006 Wednesday: President George W. Bush names Tony Snow as the new White House press secretary.  Elsewhere, a new video hits the news cycle in which, jihadist thug and al-Qaida hatchet man Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in which the ranting murdering lunatic blasts President George W. Bush and the sycophantic Iraqi government. 
  61. 2007 Thursday: Rep. Dennis  Kucinich, D-OH 10th congressional district, puts forth H. RES 333 calling for the impeachment and removal of Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney.  There were three charges against the vice president- (1) Cheney manipulated the intelligence process with which to deceive the American people into believing there were weapons of mass destruction so the U.S. could launch an invasion of Iraq; (2) the vice president fabricated a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida; and (3) the vice president was seeking a way to attack Iran even though Iran had nothing to do with the other two issues.
  62. 2008 Saturday: The Turkish military plunges across the northern border of Iraq and launches an attack on Kurdish Workers Party positions.  Elsewhere, Somali pirates release the crew of the captured Spanish FV Playa De Bako after receiving their ransom.
  63. 2009 Sunday: The U.S. government declares a public health emergency as cases of the swine flu- from the People’s Republic of China- begins showing up in the United States.   Meanwhile, French cruise ship MSC Melody fights off an attack by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
  64. 2010 Monday: Britain’s ambassador to the crap-hole nation of Yemen- Timothy Torlot- survives an attempted suicide bombing attack.   Meanwhile, in Hebron, a Hamas thug trying to commit acts of terror ends up being the one killed after Israeli Defense Forces take the POS out.
  65. 2011 Tuesday: In the Ukraine, citizens observe the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, where the nuclear reactor underwent a meltdown.  Elsewhere, a bunch of Palestinian-loving, anti-Israel liberals are rounding up a flotilla of boats with more than 1,500 people aboard to challenge the embargo the Israelis have on guns and ammo reaching the Hamas thugs.
  66. 2012 Thursday: During the second day of evidence at the Levisohn Inquiry, Rupert Murdock reveals there was a ‘cover-up’ at ‘News of the World’ but that he had no knowledge of it.  Meanwhile, Bo Xilai, the ousted communist party head of Chongqing, communist China, is in deeper trouble seeing as how news about him spying on Chinese President Hu Jintao and did God knows what with the information.  
  67. 2013 Friday: In Birmingham, United Kingdom, eleven members of a terror cell find themselves in the joint for planning an attack to exceed the atrocities committed on July 7 and 9/11.  Elsewhere, once again, North Korea is talking crap with South Korea so to be on the safe side in any ‘negotiations’ with the North, Seoul orders its remaining workers out of the Kaesong Industrial Region because no one ever knows what the Kim Family might do when agitated.
  68. 2014 Saturday: Football players at Northwestern University cast votes on whether to form a union; the National Labor Relations Board, giving the students the right to organize, ruled the players last month to be university employees.  Elsewhere, in southern Afghanistan in Kandahar Province, a helicopter crash kills five British ISAF specialists training Afghan forces.
  69. 2015 Sunday: The so-called religion of peace in the form of Boko Haram launches a major assault on Nigeran forces holding Karamga Island in Lake Chad, killing numerous soldiers.   By the end of the fighting, Boko Haram owns the island.    Meanwhile, in northeastern Syria’s Idlib Governate, Syrian warplanes bomb the city of Jisr al-Shughur the day after a group of al-Qaida thugs and sympathetic others overran the city.   
  70. 2016 Tuesday: Today is a BIG PRIMARY DAY in the United States as voters across the country flock to the polls.  The states on the line today are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island with Donald Trump expected to reel in the lion’s share of votes in the GOP primaries while Hillary Clinton is expected to win all but one; Rhode Island should go to Bernie Sanders, the Vermont communist.  A few more victories and Hillary will wrap up the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
  71. 2017 Wednesday: On Hulu, “The Handmaid’s Tale” begins its run.  The show is an adaptation of a novel by author Margaret Atwood.   Elsewhere, Venezuela becomes all huffy-puffy over the Organization of American States calling a meeting of member states without sending an invite to the crumbling socialist hellhole.
  72. 2018 Thursday: Mike Pompeo became U.S. Secretary of State under President Donald J. Trump on this date.  Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, a jury finds comedian Bill Cosby guilty of sexual assault.   Elsewhere, Avigdor Lieberman warns Tehran that IF the Iranians do something crazy such as attacking Tel Aviv, the Israelis will light the Shiite lunatics up.  Finally, by a 14-7 vote, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee votes to keep the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his investigation into bogus Trump-Russia collusion in place.
  73. 2019 Friday: At a meeting of the National Rifle Association, President Donald J. Trump announces that he is withdrawing the United States from the Arms Trade Treaty, an agreement between many nations that regulates the flow of firearms around the world.
  74. 2020 Sunday:  On the COVID-19 battlefront today, the world announces 2,965,263 confirmed cases of the Wuhan Virus what with 206,265 confirmed deaths but 863,464 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have 985,027 confirmed cases what with 55,383 confirmed deaths but 109,12 confirmed recoveries.  Communist China continues lying by claiming the same number of cases that they have been reporting for a couple of weeks now: 88,423 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed cases, and 81,785 confirmed recoveries.  The fact that the Chinese continue spreading this bulls**t means when we come out on the other side that we hammer them with all manner of lawsuits, that we repatriate American industries in their country, and that we return to a Two-China Policy in which, we recognize Taiwan, aka Nationalist or Free China, as the rightful ruler of the mainland portion of the country.  It would serve Beijing right.  Either that or pay $10 million per death to the victims of the virus they engineered in their Wuhan Institute of Virology around the entire world.  
  75. 2021 Monday: COVID-19 Statistics for the Planet as a Whole: 147,346,436 confirmed cases, +697,114, 3,112,206  confirmed deaths, +9,618, and 85,028,957 confirmed recoveries, +539,462.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 32,320,125 confirmed cases, UP 75,508 from yesterday’s reporting, 578,356 confirmed deaths, UP 1,132,[vii] and 119,078,566 confirmed recoveries, UP 2,264.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[viii] 
  76. 2021 Monday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, There Have Been 263,905 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.    
  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: 3,731,677 confirmed cases, 61,434 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,212,097 confirmed cases, 34,912 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,284 confirmed cases, 478 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 397,006 confirmed cases, 5,478 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Rhode Island, the smallest state in the Union: they have 146,960 confirmed cases, 2,663 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[ix]   
  78. 2021 Monday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,107 confirmed cases, 6,353 confirmed deaths, and 829,983 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Lithuania, a bastion of freedom in the Baltic: 241,872 cases of the virus, 3,857 confirmed deaths and 218,011 confirmed recoveries.[x]    
  79. 2021 Monday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,981.57, DOWN 61.92 points (-0.18%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 14,138.78, UP 121.97 points (+0.87%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,187.62, UP 7.45 points (+0.18%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $62.05 per barrel, +0.14 (+0.26%).  The price of GOLD is $1,782.00 per troy oz., +1.90 (+0.11%) while the price of SILVER is $26.31 per troy ounce, +0.10 (+0.39%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,255.20 per troy oz, +8.80 (+0.71%) while the price of COPPER is $4.46 per pound, +0.02 (+0.43%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,912.58 per troy oz, -0.97 (-0.03%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,800.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).[xiii]    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. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.87.     In Kenyan Schilling, one greenback equals 108.00 and in Korean- North Won, a buck equals 900.03 and in Angolan Kwanza, one dollar equals 652.83 of theirs.[xiv]  
  80. 2021 Monday 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 $3.994 per gallon, $2.788 in Florida, $3.743 in Hawaii, and $3.413 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other location- Missouri: $2.568.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The first country on the list is the absolute lowest gasoline price, Venezuela: $0.076 per U.S. Gallon.[xvi]  How about that?  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,217,294,081,383 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.
  81. 2021 Monday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Customs and Border Patrol confirmed early today that 800 Venezuelans have been apprehended along our southern border attempting to cross into the U.S.  According to the Bidenistas, these intruders will most likely be given protected status meaning U.S. taxpayers will be footing the bill for decades to come as well as for their ever-increasing progeny.   In other border news, the Grand Old Party (GOP) claims that ‘IF we win back the majority in the House in 2022, we will refund the construction of the border wall.’  (Note- we believe that besides the wall, we should lay in minefields, obstacles for vehicles, boats, and people, as well as electrifying a second inner fence and the building of foo gas trenches past that.  We also believe that baby alligators must be seeded from the Deep South to the Rio Grande, and also that military bases should be relocated to the border, especially since we do much of our war-fighting in the Middle East.  Add to that the laying in of razor wire fences along the boundary line through the middle of the Rio Grande and the positioning of fast action helicopter and drone forces would also help halt the cartels just as targeted assassinations of coyotes would be good, too.  This would solve a lot of problems.  Period).
  82. 2021 Monday G: Foreign News / Overseas News– at a recent confab of House Republicans, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned his fellow Republicans NOT to go soft on ongoing Chi-Com espionage operations ongoing in the United States.  We must remain vigilant.   Next, Israeli intelligence officials are planning a visit to Washington, D.C. to see their counterparts and to warn them that Joe Biden’s concessions to the Iranians are not beneficial for either nation.   Sadly, this announcement follows on the heels that former U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Democratic-Socialist, tipped off the Iranians more than 200 covert Mossad operations in Syria which makes him a prime candidate for prosecution under the Logan Act.  The POS scumbag did this while Donald Trump was the president of the United States.  Prosecute this loser and send him to federal prison.  Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tells Joe Biden that he should reconsider calling the ‘Armenian Genocide’ the ‘Armenian Genocide.’  (Or else!).
  83. 2021 Monday H: COVID-19 Updates And Additional Information– the Centers for Disease Control says that ‘summer camps in the U.S. may reopen as long as social distancing rules are observed and masks are worn.  Next, the Biden administration is sending vaccines and PPE gear to India, the nation now beset by the most cases of the Xi Jinping Bat Flu.   Next, Chloé Zhao who won three Oscars at last night fiasco found her success censored in communist China because she criticized the communist nation.  Oi vie! 
  84. 2021 Monday I: Voting Integrity / Fraudulent And Stolen Election News– First, Democrats continue doing everything to continue stealing elections what with 10 states seeking to empower felons leaving prison with the right to vote.   Next, as the effort to audit the 2020 Election in Arizona continue, the judge scheduled to oversee the effort- Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury- recused himself because some of the attorneys involved in the effort worked as interns for the court official. 
  85. 2021 Monday J: Joe Biden News– Ten U.S. states are suing the Biden administration over its ‘draconian climate change laws, rules and regulations.’  Good.  All 50 states and the U.S. territories and commonwealths should be suing the Biden administration, too.  Next, Joe Biden plans to feed 34 million schoolchildren via another high-priced plan.  Sorry, Joe, we can feed our own kids.  F— you.[xviii]  Next, President Donald J. Trump’s chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, says that ‘Joe Biden’s tax plan is an assault on investment and investors.’  Add to that the fact that critics are lambasting senile old Joe by reminding him of what he did back in 1972 with taxes and how now in demanding tax increases across the board, he is coming into conflict with both the GOP and SALT (state and local taxes) rebels.  Elsewhere, as if things are not bad enough for the inept Biden regime, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-TX 8th congressional district, says that ‘Joe Biden’s tax hike on capital gains is a MAJOR BLUNDER.’  Finally, America First Legal and Trump adviser Stephen Miller are filing lawsuits against the Biden regime accusing the bumbling Biden regime of RACISM in that its ‘plan’ to help ranchers and farmers is ONLY for black ones, not whites.  This is clearly racist and a violation of the American people’s civil rights.  NOT good for Joe.
  86. 2021 Monday K: Political News I–  Goofy Rep. Tim “Poached Egg Eyes” Ryan has officially announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Rob Portman.  Big deal.   Next, Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, says that the leaders of the GOP are ‘Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell.  We’ll see, Liz, we’ll see.  We’ll check back in on your in November 2022.   In other fascinating news, pundits are pointing out that Fox News LOSER Chris Wallace just cannot get beyond President Donald J. Trump nor the Antifa and Black Lives Matter-infiltrated Capitol Hill Riots of January 06, 2021.  Chris, there is a reason as to WHY we mostly no longer watch Fox News but especially the weekends when you are on the air.  POS.
  87. 2021 Monday L: Political News II– In Connecticut, District Court Judge Robert Chatigny has dismissed a law preventing trannys from participating in scholastic sports within the state.  WTF?  Next, former Rep. Doug Collins, R-GA 9th congressional district, rules out a run for the governorship in the Peach State or for any other office.  Moving on, Democrats are sobbing big tears of grief because it looks like the 2020 Census is going to lead to the loss of numerous Democrat seats due to people pouring out of BLUE STATES and relocating to RED STATES that are going to get new GOP seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Add to that the redistricting that is going to happen and it would appear the Dems’ goose is cooked.  In other fascinating news, we learned today that 62-percent of WHITE LIBERALS are afflicted with mental illness.  Hell, we could have told you that without having to consult psychiatrists. 
  88. 2021 Monday M: U.S. Supreme Court News– For the first time in nearly two decades, SCOTUS agrees to hear a case regarding concealed carry of handguns.  Next, SCOTUS rejects the GOP’s bid to revive the PUBLIC CHARGE rule put in place by President Donald J. Trump that people seeking asylum in the U.S. had to be able to support themselves without receiving government aid.  Democrats can’t have that- they want to care for their low-wage slaves like they’re wee babes in need of Nancy Pelosi’s drooping breast milk.  Man, put it back into effect, let’s stop supporting illegal aliens and take care of the American people. 
  89. 2021 Monday N: Miscellaneous News I– An ‘Anti-Asian/Anti-Pacific Islander Hate Bill’ passes in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 99-1.  Good.  Democrats, tell the black Democrats to stop attacking the Asian and Pacific Islander Democrats.  The lone NO vote belonged to Senator Josh Hawley, R-MO.  He voted against it because he said it ‘was too broad and scope and could infringe on the rights of others.’  Speaking of Asian hate, a black man violently attacked an Asian man in New York City.   Next, U.S. Attorney General Merrick “The Mole” Garland announced today that the ‘U.S. Department of Justice is launching an investigation into the Louisville, Kentucky, police department in the aftermath of the death of Breonna Taylor.  (Note- another police department beats the dust). 
  90. 2021 Monday O: Miscellaneous News II– The Oscar ratings last night are even worse than last year’s what with 9.85 million viewers.  In 2020, 23 million tuned in and that was considered LOW.  Everyone is pointing out that WOKEISM is killing show business, it’s killing sports, and it’s killing the American way of life.  We must stand against WOKEISM at every turn which means, NO MORE MOVIES and NO MORE SPORTS.  In other news, first-time gun purchases are driving gun sales in the U.S.  Elsewhere, President Donald J. Trump’s official portrait is now on display in the official gallery of presidential portraits.  Finally, 53 women made it through United States Marine Corps boot camp, a place that was formerly ALL male.  Congratulations.
  91. 2021 Monday P: Business News– Panera Bread Company is back in the black what with delivery and takeout meals.  Next, a Florida McDonald’s restaurant is paying people $50 just to show up and interview.
  92. 2022 Tuesday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 510,837,666 confirmed cases, +767,216, 6,249,012 confirmed deaths, +3,439 and 464,046,721 confirmed recoveries, +960,671. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,789,716 confirmed cases, UP 55,853 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,019,008 confirmed deaths, UP 426,[xix] and 80,547,402 confirmed recoveries, UP by 40,466.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xx]
  93. 2022 Tuesday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 569,715 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 204,960 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 461 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  94. 2022 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: 9,212,425 confirmed cases, 90,324 confirmed deaths, and 8,958,374 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,955,748 confirmed cases, 73,869 confirmed deaths, and 5,813,904 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 245,035 confirmed cases, 1,407 confirmed deaths, and 238,861 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,489,316 confirmed cases, 12,668 confirmed deaths, and 1,444,636 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., U.S. Military: they have 619,078 confirmed cases, 685 confirmed deaths, and 591,443 confirmed recoveries.[xxi]   
  95. 2022 Tuesday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,066,021 confirmed cases, 10,694 confirmed deaths, and 4,026,872 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- MS Zaandam, 224th place on the list: 9 cases of the virus, 2 confirmed death and 7 confirmed recoveries.[xxii]                         
  96. 2022 Tuesday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,240.18, DOWN 809.28 points (-2.38%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,490.74 DOWN 514.11 points (-3.95%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,175.20, DOWN 120.92 points (-2.81%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $102.77 per barrel, +1.07 (+1.05%).  The price of GOLD is $1,903.70 per troy oz., -0.40 (-0.02%) while the price of SILVER is $23.61 per troy ounce, +0.06 (+0.26%).  The price of PLATINUM is $915.00 per troy oz, +2.90 (+0.32%) while the price of COPPER is $4.45 per pound, +0.01 (+0.18%).[xxiii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,203.52 per troy oz., +17.09 (+0.78%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,200.00 per troy oz., -300.00 (-1.62%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,095,000.00 per CNY/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,081.00 per USD/T, -14.00 (-0.45%). The price of ZINC is $4,206.00 per USD/T., +13.00 (+0.31%).   The price of COCOA is $2,577.00 per USD/T, +145.00 (+5.96%).  The price of COFFEE is $221.40 per USD/T, +0.20 (+0.09%).  The price of CORN is $799.25 per USD/T, -4.00 (-0.50%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,034.80 USD 1,000 board feet +19.80 (+1.95%).[xxiv]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000026.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.55 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.94 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.35, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 73.38 of theirs.    In Peruvian Nuevo Sol, one greenback equals 3.82 and in Philippine Peso, a buck equals 52.30 and in Polish Zloty, one dollar equals 4.42 of theirs.[xxv]       
  97. 2022 Tuesday 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 $5.684 per gallon, $4.137 in Florida, $5.249 in Hawaii, and $4.688 in Washington state.[xxvi]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Missouri- $3.758.  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 28th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Kyrgyzstan: $3.007 per U.S. Gallon.[xxvii] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,410,752,888,854 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxviii]  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 the United Kingdom the FOURTH largest holder of U.S. debt is Ireland.  This nation holds $318,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  98. 2022 Tuesday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I- Vice President Kamala Harris has been in charge of the southern border for the past 389 days and it’s been 303 days since she showed up to do the job although she has an excuse at the moment: she is among the pandemic of the vaccinated.  Fully vaxxed, fully boosted, she has COVID-19- yet again– and yet, they still want everyone to undergo vaccination.  F**k them.  Ah, well, the cost of caring for the Biden-Harris illegal alien invaders since New Year’s Day is $739,167,760.  The cost of caring for them since the un-dynamic duo took charge is $42,484,973,503.  Next, the number of illegals pouring into the country this year is 1,181,861.  Finally, the conservative low estimate is 46,613,518.  We suspect the truer numbers are closer to 95-to-135 million illegals which is godawful bad. (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).
  99. 2022 Tuesday G: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe II– Rep. Pat Fallon, R-TX 4th congressional district, says ‘it’s great news that the judge blocked Joe Biden from ending Title 42.’  Speaking of Title 42, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced a new plan for what happens after Title 42 goes down on May 23, 2022.  Rep. Brian Babin, R-TX 36th district, says that ‘IF Secretary Mayorkas won’t protect the border, he must go.’  We concur.  NOW.  Next, the world-famous ‘border czar,’ “Kooky Kamala” Harris has tested positive for the Chi-Vi.  Hence, she is unavailable to do her job which she seemingly NEVER does.
  100. 2022 Tuesday H: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News– (1) Pfizer: $49.03 (2) AstraZeneca: $65.06 (3) Novavax: $47.42 (4) Merck & Company: $84.48 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $184.68  (6) BioNTech: $147.95 (7) Moderna: $145.79.
  101. 2022 Tuesday I: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News– (1) Raytheon: $99.19 (2) Boeing: $167.04 (3) General Dynamics: $236.93 (4) Lockheed Martin: $446.09 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $442.51.
  102. 2022 Tuesday J: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News– (1) Ansell Ltd.: $25.53 (2) DuPont: $66.17 (3) 3M: $144.22 (4) Honeywell: $187.67  (5) Teijen: $1,341.00.
  103. 2022 Tuesday K: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News– (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $21.99 (2) Beyond Meat: $35.53  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $68.26.
  104. 2022 Tuesday L: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News– (1) Wal-Mart: $155.30 (2) Lowe’s: $199.59 (3) Home Depot: $299.96 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $553.76 (5) Amazon: $2,787.82.
  105. 2022 Tuesday M: California Lottery Results-Mega-Millions Draw– Here are the results for the Mega-Millions Draw #1758 what with a $31 million jackpot on the line: 05, 17, 19, 46, 69, and Mega 02.

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0812 an 11” x 14” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Birds at the Beach.”  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.

ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:

If you are aware of the King Biscuit Flower Hour series, then this one is a must-add to your collection.  The Band released a glorious archival release on June 24, 2014: “Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington, D.C., 07-17-1976.”  This amazing concert recording came towards the end of their career, one that spanned nearly two decades, and which would then be reborn at a later date.  The Band roars all of its greatest tunes with the exception of one- the one we love the most- “Stage Fright.”  Fans of the Band give this album rave reviews which is why we encourage everyone to seek this one out and then make it a part of your daily listening pleasure.  You will be glad you did.

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[i] We promoted the music of Spooky Tooth, Mott the Hoople, and Widowmaker- among other interconnected bands beginning on Friday, 25-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  We hope you will check out this collection of great rock music.  Even the worst albums among them beats the crap out of any bull crap music one hears today.

[ii] Mike Finnigan played with Dave Mason for quite a few years.  You can find the albums when we promoted the music of Traffic: 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.

[iii] Martin Windrow and his book, “The Last Valley,” De Capo Press 2006 is among the best sources for knowledge about the historic battle fought by the French forces to crush the communists in French Indochina.  Check it out.

[iv] We are not sure as to when we will offer the music of Mötley Crüe but when we do, it will be a glorious day.

[v] We offered the music of Queen and of each of its band members beginning on Monday, 14-January-2019 through Monday, 01-April-2019.   Please seek out the music of this incredible British rock band.  We love them and know you will, too.

[vi] We promoted the music of this venerable British rock star as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[vii] 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)

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

[ix] See previous.

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

[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, 19-Apr-2021 | GlobalPetrolPrices.com.

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

[xviii] This is how communists go about coopting kids.  They feed the school kids, then the elderly, and as they do so, they instill them with Marxist indoctrination.  Besides, any plan coming out of the Biden administration is designed to make the American people dependent upon government at all levels.

[xix] 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)

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

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

[xxii] 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)

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

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

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

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

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

[xxviii] 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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DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY 2022: 213

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

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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 United States: Louisiana- $3.869.  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 22nd LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Saudi Arabia: $2.348 per U.S. Gallon.[xxvi] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,397,730,855,439 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 Philippines the next largest holder of U.S. debt is Australia.  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).
  96. 2022 Wednesday F: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis– It’s Day No. 56 in the Russo-Ukrainian War with no end in sight.  Germany says that by the end of the year, there will be no more oil coming into their country from Russia nor will there be any natural gas shortly after that.  They must know that President Donald J. Trump is returning soon, and that oil and natural gas will be flowing from the United States once again.
  97. 2022 Wednesday G: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I– Our glorious Vice President Kamala Harris has been in charge of the border disaster for the past 383 days.  Worse, she has not shown up to do the job in 297 days.  By our count, the cost of caring for the Biden-Harris regime’s illegal aliens since January 01, 2022, is $700,740,760.  Next, since the duo took their oaths to defend the country and its Constitution, the cost of caring for the illegal alien invaders is $42,446,546,503.  Since the first day of the year, we contend 1,119,308 illegal alien invaders have arrived in the country while the conservative low estimate of illegals believed to be in the country is 46,550,965.  We believe the truer number is between 85-to-125 million illegals which is an intolerable amount.  Good news: the 7th bus of illegals arrived in the nation’s capital today.  Dump ‘em out on the White House lawn.  Put them to work. (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).
  98. 2022 Wednesday H: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News– (1) Pfizer: $49.75 (2) AstraZeneca: $68.85 (3) Novavax: $53.69 (4) Merck & Company: $86.46 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $183.89  (6) BioNTech: $153.68 (7) Moderna: $150.12.
  99. 2022 Wednesday I: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News– (1) Raytheon: $104.97 (2) Boeing: $183.55 (3) General Dynamics: $247.69 (4) Lockheed Martin: $453.87 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $463.40.
  100. 2022 Wednesday J: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News– (1) Ansell Ltd.: $26.06 (2) DuPont: $70.56 (3) 3M: $150.59 (4) Honeywell: $196.34  (5) Teijen: $1,353.00.
  101. 2022 Wednesday K: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News– (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $22.86 (2) Beyond Meat: $40.19  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $68.95.
  102. 2022 Wednesday L: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News– (1) Wal-Mart: $159.63 (2) Lowe’s: $208.74 (3) Home Depot: $315.14 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $603.53 (5) Amazon: $3,079.96.
  103. 2022 Wednesday M: Joe Biden Regime News I– A new poll of U.S. military veterans says the majority of them believe that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark A. Milley is BAD for morale.  Speaking of someone else BAD for the nation’s morale, Joe Biden sees only 26-percent approval among Hispanic voters.  This is not good for the regime.   Next, Joe Biden- well, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain or perhaps the Easter bunny- is demoting Acting ATF Director Marvin Richardson and bringing in U.S. Attorney Gary Restaino from Arizona to run the ship while his new nominee, former Ohio U.S. Attorney Steve Dettlebach tries to make it through confirmation in the U.S. Senate.
  104. 2022 Wednesday N: Joe Biden Regime News II– In yet another sell-out by the Biden regime, the Bidenistas are canceling nuclear sea-launched cruise missile known as the SLCM-N, and the B83 gravity nuclear bombs designed.  It would appear that the administration is doing what Joe Biden and the Democrats always accused President Donald J. Trump- the legitimate president- of doing, being a stooge for the Russians.  Joe Biden and the Democrats surrounding him are the TRUE stooges of not just the Russians but of the Chi-Coms.   Twenty-fifth Amendment anyone?
  105. 2022 Wednesday O: Joe Biden Regime News III– Supposedly, ‘Joe Biden’ held a confab with his top military generals today as events in Ukraine continue going from bad to worse.  Eastern European leaders however are journeying to Kyiv to walk the streets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.   However, U.S. cybersecurity agencies and foreign allies are warning of massive Russian cyberattacks coming our way.  Oh, perish the thought.
  106. 2022 Wednesday P: Joe Biden Regime News IV– The Centers for Disease Control have asked the Biden regime to ask the Department of Justice to appeal the federal judge’s slap-down of mask mandates on air travel.  Dutifully, U.S. Attorney General Merrick “The Mole” Garland announced today that he is going to contest the ruling, spending millions of taxpayer dollars with which to overturn an extremely popular ruling with the American people.  They just keep striking out on one issue after another that could help Democrats win in the fall.
  107. 2022 Wednesday Q: Political News I– Rep. Byron Donalds, R-FL 19th district, says that the Centers for Disease Control NEVER provided reasons for keeping masks on air travel.   Next, a new poll says that President Donald J. Trump holds an insurmountable lead over his closest possible Republican contenders in 2024 and a massive-massive-massive lead over losers such as Senator Mitt Romney, RINO-UT, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell who would never run anyway.  His time in GOP politics is coming to an end within his next election cycle.  He’s going the way of Di-Fi.
  108. 2022 Wednesday R: Political News II- The Senate Majority PAC- a Democrat fund-raising monster- is rolling out a massive ad blitz to support crumbling Senator Tammy Baldwin, DS-WI, who is among many at risk of losing their seats in November.  The Democrats are rolling out massive ad campaigns across the fruited plain with which- or so they hope- to maintain some hope of holding a majority.  They stand better chance of dumping illegals in all 50 states and giving them the right to vote with 30-day residency which is why the GOP must go out NOW and begin recruiting the illegals to register GOP.  NOW.
  109. 2022 Wednesday S: U.S. Military News– In Ohio, the first ever Courts Martial of a U.S. Air Force Major General William Cooley is underway as jury selection commences.  The general is accused of forcibly groping and kissing a subordinate.  At least it’s not for refusing to take the Chi-Vi vaccine.
  110. 2022 Wednesday T: Big Tech News– Big Tech strikes again: Google takes down Hong Kong leadership contender John Lee’s YouTube account.  WTF is wrong with these people?  Meanwhile, “America’s Governor” Ron DeSantis- fresh from leading his state forward in the battle to force Disney to return to being at least, a neutral company, and at best, the American company that it once was is going after yet another WOKE target: Twitter.  The Sunshine State is threatening Twitter’s board of directors with a lawsuit over its rejection of Elon Musk’s buyout offer.  How can they do this, you ask?  Well, not considering an offer that would enrich ALL shareholders is a rejection of their fiduciary obligation to their shareholders and for this, the worthless company can be sued in court.   It is interesting to note that Governor DeSantis holds Twitter stock.  Not good for Twitter.
  111. 2022 Wednesday U: Big Tech News II– Another Big Tech icon sputtering into the wastebin of history like video shops is Netflix.  Having lost more than 200,000-plus users in recent months, shares of the online ‘video shop’ have fallen 23-percent.  Once Netflix went all WOKE, they, too, lost their allure, paying the Obamas hundreds of millions of dollars for some of the crappiest ‘entertainment’ on the Net.  How sad.  Meanwhile, it appears that CNN+ is doomed to circle the crapper, too.  Don’t these flipping liberals ever learn the hard lessons?  The American people are middle-right and don’t want all this WOKE CRAP.
  112. 2022 Wednesday V: Popular Culture News– Northern Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania, by an 8-1 vote shot down an attempt by some sick f**ks to establish an afterschool Satan club.  These evil clubs operate in four other places around the country, opening a door to things better left alone by enticing young people that it’s all just, good clean fun.  Bullshit.  You know, you can tell when a culture is in its decline.  Here is how: (1) constant political strife bordering or leading to civil war.  (2) open borders and an inability to do what’s necessary to stop barbarians from flowing across it- namely, use of force to stop the invasion.  (3) loss of common culture, language, belief in God (4) embracing all things perverse such as homosexuality, perversion, chicks with dicks, mentally ill believing they are something they are biologically incapable of being (5) the acceptance of dark ‘religious faiths’ such as satanism, abortion on demand, the eradication of the sick, the infirm, the mentally challenged (6) the corruption, i.e., the sexualization of children, minors, and sexual abuse (7) rampant crime, especially violent crime, loss of law and order, abrogation of government’s duty to protect its citizenry from thugs and criminals (8) constant wars for no apparent reason, the worrying of foreign events over domestic events, the worrying about noncitizens over citizens, i.e., the replacement theory, which is indeed FACT, NOT THEORY.  Each of these things is bad enough but combined together and it’s the End of Times.  We have a leader who should be in the old folks’ home, and we are well on our way to the end of the line for the United States.
  113. 2022 Wednesday W: California Lottery Results-Super Lotto and Powerball Draws– First, here are the results for Super Lotto Draw #3657 what with a $35 million jackpot on the line for some lucky winner: 02, 29, 36, 40, 47, and Mega 11.  Out of 111,308 winning tickets, the highest winners were TWO people who had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $19,284 apiece.   One ticket was sold at Bob’s Liquors in Redding, CA 96002 while the other was sold at Neighbors’ Market and Spirits in Galt, CA 95632.  Next, here are the results for the Powerball Draw #978 with a jackpot of $370 million up for grabs: 20, 30, 45, 55, 56, and Power 14.  Out of 94,565 winning tickets, the highest winners were FOUR people who had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $13,235 apiece.

2022 Wednesday X: There’s always more…


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Record companies being what they are- capitalist, money-making entities- and God bless them for that- released Rick Danko’s next album, “Live at Uncle Willy’s 1989” on June 07, 2011.  Rick was a talented musician and a unique vocalist; his style could evoke emotions that could overwhelm his listeners.  The record company offers a single disc with 12 tunes from this spectacular show.  Among the tunes are Band classics such as “Mystery Train,” “Stage Fright,” “Caledonia Mission,” “The Weight,” “It Makes No Difference,” and “The Shape I’m In.”  If you love the man, his music, as well as the Band, we hope you will seek this one out, give it a listen if you can and then consider making it a part of your daily listening pleasure- we think you will be glad you did.  Look for it now.

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[i] We look forward to presenting the music of Grand Funk Railroad sometime in the late 2020s.

[ii] As usual, our main sources for the heroic Battle of Dien Bien Phu in which several thousand French Union troops fought against tens of thousands of ravenous communist soldiers comes from “The Last Valley” by Martin Windrow, De Capo Press, 2006.

[iii] We began promoting the music of an interconnected group of bands including the Small Faces, Faces, and Rod Stewart beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  This was a massive undertaking of rock bands and solo artists so we hope you will seek them out and consider adding the music to your album collection.

[iv] We promoted the music of this venerable British rock band as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[v] We began promoting the music of Queen- as well as its individual members (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon)- on Monday, 14-January-2019 through Monday, 01-April-2019.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[vi] At some point in the distant future, we hope to do the music of the famed rocker, Prince.  Be sure to remain aware for the day that we do.

[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] 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.

[xvii] We have predicted since ‘Pro-China Joe’ Biden ‘won’ the 2020 Presidential Election that it would not surprise any of us if the Russians, the Chi-Coms, the North Koreans, the Iranians, the Venezuelans, the Cubans, and all the Third World countries in the orbit of Beijing were to act in concert against the U.S. and her interests.  What better opportunity would they have?  Unless President Donald Trump reenters the White House, we are sitting ducks. 

[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.

108. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2022

2019 Thursday: Attorney General William “Bill” Barr releases a redacted version of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s findings on whether then candidate Donald J. Trump conspired with the Russkies to win the 2016 Presidential Election. The findings found NO trace of any collusion between Vladimir Putin and candidate Trump but also did not entirely clear President Trump of other ‘alleged’ or ‘suspected wrongdoings.’ Foaming-at-the-mouth Democrats were screaming, “See! See! The report did not say Trump didn’t collude; no, it only said no evidence could be uncovered.’ Ah, gee whiz, and so it goes…

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108. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2022:

Easter Monday / Tax Day / Patriots’ Day (Maine and Massachusetts), Boston Marathon

Vice President William R. King; U.S. Attorney General John Y. Mason; U.S. Secretary of the Interior Henry M. Teller; U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O’Neill;  Colosseum featuring Tony Reeves, Moby Grape featuring Skip Spence:

  1. 310 Monday: St. Eusebius begins his reign as the 31st Catholic Pope.  He would serve from today until August 17, 310.
  2. 1521 Monday: In the Diet of Worms, breakaway priest, Martin Luther, confronted Emperor Charles V and refused to retract the views that led to his excommunication from the Catholic Church.
  3. 1775 Tuesday: American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott rode through the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that the Regulars were coming.  Later, people attributed the phrase “the British are coming” to Revere even though it is unlikely that he used that wording being British subjects and all.
  4. 1783 Friday: Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it first erupted.
  5. 1799 Thursday: In Hicksford, Virginia, the future 18th U.S. Attorney General John Y. Mason is born.  A Democrat, he would serve under President James K. Polk from March 05, 1845, to September 16,1846.
  6. 1846 Saturday: R.E. House patented the telegraph ticker.
  7. 1853 Monday: The 13th vice president of the United States, (served 03-04-1853 to 04-18-1853), Democrat William R. King—died in office on this date.
  8. 1861 Thursday: Prior to the onset of the American Civil War, General Robert E. Lee rejects an opportunity to command ALL Union Armies but instead, elects to fight for the Confederacy.
  9. 1880 Sunday: A tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
  10. 1882 Tuesday: The 15th U.S. Interior Secretary Henry M. Teller assumed office on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Chester Alan Arthur from today until March 03, 1885, and then became a U.S. senator from the Rocky Mountain State.
  11. 1895 Thursday: The New York State government passed an act that established free public baths for all citizens on this date.
  12. 1902 Friday: Denmark becomes the first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.
  13. 1906 Wednesday: A devastating earthquake stuck San Francisco, California, which a raging fire then followed that swept through the city.  Estimates of the final death toll range between 3,000 and 6,000.
  14. 1910 Monday: Suffragists showed up at the U.S. Capitol with half a million signatures demanding that women receive the right to vote.  Elsewhere, Walter R. Brookins made the first airplane flight at night.
  15. 1916 Tuesday: Fighting continues between German Colonial troops and their South African opponents around Kondona Irangi.  The Germans are able to continue inflicting substantial losses on their Allied opponents which is tying down massive numbers of Allie troops that could be used to better purpose in the European theater.
  16. 1917 Wednesday: The Second Battle of Gaza which began yesterday in earnest is underway.  British artillery and warships begin bombing the hell of out the Turkish positions but the Ottomans being seasoned troops are not flinching.  They will put up a spirited defense to hold onto their hard-won gains.
  17. 1918 Thursday: As Czarist Russia continues imploding, German troops in Finland are fighting to cut off Russian forces fighting to maintain the incorporated nation in their camp.  Meanwhile, another breakaway country, Lithuanian, shows its new national flag.
  18. 1923 Wednesday: The first game at the original Yankee Stadium in New York occurred on this date; the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox by a score of 4-1.  Meanwhile, Poland annexes central Lithuania.
  19. 1924 Friday: The first crossword puzzle book hits publication by Simon & Schuster.
  20. 1927 Monday: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek forms anti-communist government in China[i].
  21. 1934 Wednesday: The first laundromat (called a ‘washateria’) opened in Fort Worth, Texas.
  22. 1936 Saturday: Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu.
  23. 1938 Monday: Superman, aka “The Man of Steel,” made his debut as the first issue of Action Comics (bearing a cover date of June) went on sale for 10 cents a copy.  However, in 2014, a nearly flawless original copy sold on eBay for $3.2 million.
  24. 1941 Friday: Yugoslavia is out of the fight and Greece is soon to follow.  The Axis troops continue pushing deeper into Greece driving all that stands before them farther south.  The German 6th Mountain Division arrives on the outskirts of Mt. Olympus. 
  25. 1942 Saturday: An air squadron from the USS Hornet led by Lt. Colonel James H. Doolittle raided Tokyo and other Japanese cities.  The B-25 bombers launched off the pitching decks of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet and flew to their targets.  Most caught the Japanese by surprise and since the bombing mission was a one-way flight, the planes that managed to avoid being shot down flew into China and ditched.  The Japanese were angry as hornets and went after the air crews with venom.  Many were killed where they were found.   Meanwhile, the first World War II edition of The Stars and Stripes underwent publication as a weekly newspaper.
  26. 1943 Sunday: During World War II, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander-in-chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, died as U.S. fighters intercepted his aircraft as it approached Bougainville in the Solomon Islands and shot it down.  Elsewhere, future bassist with the British jazz-rock band, Colosseum[ii]– Tony Reeves- is born in New Eltham, Southeast London, England, on this date.
  27. 1944 Tuesday: As the Red Army continues rolling up the Axis in the Crimea, the Soviets capture the historic settlement of Balaklava on the western shore.  Any Axis troops not fortunate enough to be evacuated by sea to the west will wind up in POW camps…if they’re lucky.  
  28. 1945 Wednesday: Famed American war correspondent Ernie Pyle, 44, died by Japanese gunfire on the Pacific island of Ie Shima off Okinawa.  Elsewhere, Il Duce Benito Mussolini visits Milan in the hopes of being able to make a stand there with his remaining loyal Fascist troops.  Things would not end well for him there.
  29. 1946 Thursday: In Windsor, Ontario, California, Skip Spence, future original drummer of the Jefferson Airplane[iii] and later vocalist and guitarist with the San Francisco band, Moby Grape[iv], was born on this date.  Meanwhile, the United States recognizes the Yugoslavia government of Marshal Tito.
  30. 1949 Monday: The Republic of Ireland withdraws from the British Commonwealth.
  31. 1954 Sunday:  Colonel Abdel Nasser seizes control of the Egyptian government and proclaims himself the prime minister.   Elsewhere, at Dien Bien Phu, heavy fighting at Huguette 6 ends near dawn with the Viet Minh victorious.  The cost is high for both sides, the French are having difficulty replacing their losses while the People’s Army is scraping the bottom of the barrel in other parts of the country and bringing in teenagers to continue the fight.  There is hope among the French leadership that the U.S. will begin flying air missions to help them…[v]
  32. 1956 Wednesday: Egypt and Israel agree to a ceasefire over the Suez Canal Conflict.  Meanwhile, American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in a civil ceremony.  A church wedding occurred the following day.
  33. 1958 Friday: Government troops retake Padang, Middle-Sumatra, Indonesia, from the Islamist thugs who had control of it.  Elsewhere, a United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound should receive his release from an insane asylum.
  34. 1963 Thursday: In the 16th NBA Finals game, the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers by a final tally of 4 games to 3.  Elsewhere, Dr. James Campbell performs the first human nerve transplant.
  35. 1964 Saturday: In Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax becomes the first pitcher to strike out the side on 9 pitches.
  36. 1966 Monday: In the NBA, Bill Russell becomes the first black head coach of a team, his former one, the Boston Celtics.
  37. 1968 Thursday: Great Britain sells the London Bridge to a U.S. oil company that plans to erect it in the state of Arizona.
  38. 1978 Tuesday: The U.S. Senate votes to turn the Panama Canal over to Panama on December 31, 1999.   (The American people did not vote for President Jimmy Carter to hand the Panama Canal over to the Panamanians who then hire Chi-Coms to operate it).
  39. 1980 Friday: Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK.
  40. 1983 Monday: In Lebanon at the U.S. embassy, a suicide bomber kills 63 people.
  41. 1987 Saturday: A fellow skydiver rescues an unconscious colleague in mid-air.  
  42. 1989 Tuesday: Zimbabwe gains its independence.
  43. 1990 Wednesday: The Supreme Court of the United States rules states could make it a crime to possess or to look at child pornography, even in one’s home.
  44. 1991 Thursday: In Atlantic City, New Jersey, heavyweight boxer Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall scores a 9th round TKO in a scheduled 10-round bout over Bruce Seldon, aka the Atlantic City Express.  Seldon’s record with the loss went to 18-1 while the “Atomic Bull’s” record went to 16-4. 
  45. 1995 Tuesday: Former San Francisco 49ers and current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Joe Montana, announces his retirement from the NFL.
  46. 1996 Thursday: A least 106 civilians die when the Israeli Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quanah, Lebanon.
  47. 2003 Friday: In Baghdad, U.S. military arrives on the scene of a ‘biological testing center’ and discover that various of horrible diseases have been stolen.  Gone are cholera samples, HIV, black fever, polio, and other problematic diseases that can be used as weapons.   Meanwhile law enforcement authorities in the San Francisco Bay-area confirm that the headless body and dead fetus discovered washed up on the shore do belong to the missing Laci Peterson and her unborn child.
  48. 2004 Sunday: Sworn in yesterday, Socialist Party Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain says that in accordance with the will of the Spanish people, all Spanish troops serving in Iraq should be brought home as soon as it is humanly possible.   Elsewhere, following the death of its leader Abdel Aziz Ali Abdul Majid al-Rantisi, killed in an Israeli missile strike the day before selects a new leader but does not take to the streets to announce who the lucky thug is.  They know the Israelis might light up this POS, too.  
  49. 2005 Monday: In the Papal Conclave of 2005, senior cardinals signal no new pope has been chosen by sending up black smoke, the traditional method of signaling no decision.  When white smoke goes up, they have made their choice and will inform the world.  We will await the decision.
  50. 2006 Tuesday: Since becoming president in 2003, Chi-Com President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington state, his first official visit to the United States.  Meanwhile, Russian gas company Gazprom and customer European Union are having issues.  The head of Gazprom told the EU leadership NOT to politicize the delivery of cheap energy for the rest of Europe.
  51. 2007 Wednesday: People across the United States are protesting gun crimes what with the massacre at Virginia Tech earlier in the week.  Police announce their suspect is a Korean student named 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui as the mass murderer.  The POS used two handguns to kill more people in 10 minutes than ever before.  Wow. 
  52. 2008 Friday: Ahead of trade talks between the United States and South Korea, the latter agrees to open its markets to U.S. beef from the former.  (Note- we find it amazing that we have all these allies who won’t take our goods.  What’s up with that?)
  53. 2009 Saturday: At a warehouse in Hunan, communist China, something goes incredibly awry when the place suddenly blows up killing at least 18 people in the initial explosion and wounding and disfiguring God knows how many others.   
  54. 2010 Sunday: President of Iran Mahmud Ahmadinejad calls for ‘alien troops’ to leave and suggests that the regional nations should settle things among themselves.  Tehran wants NO U.S. or other troops anywhere in the Middle East believing that Iran should be the dominant power in the region.
  55. 2011 Monday: Things continue getting out of hand in Syria.  In the city of Homs, anti-government protesters are angrier than ever after the Syrian military opened fire on people protesting the Bashar al-Assad regime.  A military officer who refused to fire on protesters undergoes execution himself.   Anti-Bashar al-Assad protesters are getting whacked all over the country.
  56. 2012 Wednesday: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission together complete rules to limit which firms are required to register with either or both agencies as ‘swap dealers.’  Elsewhere, the wimpified U.S. military is condemning photos of U.S. servicemen posing with the corpses of mangled suicide bombers.  At least two such incidents occurred.  (Note- they should have seen photos from the Vietnam War.  It was what it was).
  57. 2013 Thursday: Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, two planets resembling planet Earth are discovered revolving around the star Kepler-62 in the habitable zone, an area around the stars whose atmospheric pressure can support liquid water at the surface.   Elsewhere, President Barack Obama visits the city of Boston.  Meanwhile, as a condition of talking to the Obama administration, North Korea demands that all UN-imposed sanctions on their country be lifted or screw off.
  58. 2014 Friday: About 80 miles northwest of the resort town of Acapulco, Mexico, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits but the authorities report only minimal damage.  Elsewhere, in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, pro-Russian thugs holding government buildings refuse to surrender them to Ukrainian authorities threatening an international incident.  Kiev needs to send in some worse thugs than the Russian scum holding them and evict them right into a prison cell.  This is what happens when an American president- Bill Clinton- promised the Ukrainians that ‘America would come to their defense if they would only surrender their nuclear weapons.’  This mess occurred shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union.
  59. 2015 Saturday: In Nigeria, 17 people die from a mystery disease within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.  Tests show that the disease is not viral; however, currently, there is no identification.  Elsewhere, the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inducts Ringo Starr[vi] (finally!), the Paul Butterfield Blues Band[vii] (finally!), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts[viii] (finally!), Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble[ix] (guy’s been dead quite a while), Green Day[x], Bill Withers[xi], Lou Reed[xii] (finally), and the Five Royals.
  60. 2016 Monday: U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrives in Baghdad and informs his counterparts that in an effort to defeat ISIS, the U.S. will be sending more troops to help Iraqi troops repel the murderous thugs.  Elsewhere, in the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, a migrant boat off the coast of Egypt, overloaded with Somali immigrants bound for Italy capsizes and at least 400 of the travelers drown.
  61. 2017 Tuesday: After a racist, anti-white gunman goes on a shooting rampage in downtown Fresno, California, law enforcement catches up with the murderous POS charging him with three murders as well as one or two others he committed several days prior to these crimes.   SHOOT him.   Meanwhile, President Trump visits Kenosha, Wisconsin, and signs an executive order with which to strengthen U.S. workers as opposed to foreign workers as well as to examine the number of H-1B visa handed out by the U.S. every year so BIG TECH can avoid hiring American workers in place of low-cost foreign workers. 
  62. 2018 Wednesday: In Managua, Nicaragua, as protesters march protesting cuts to social programs by the Sandinista government, pro-government gangs take to the streets and begin beating the living bejezzus out of them.  Such is the ‘communist way.’   Elsewhere as more information arises from Israeli air strikes into neighboring Syria appears, we learn that their targets were Iranian missile systems with which to target Israeli aircraft.  Well, the Iranians will have to start over…
  63. 2019 Thursday: Attorney General William “Bill” Barr releases a redacted version of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s findings on whether then candidate Donald J. Trump conspired with the Russkies to win the 2016 Presidential Election.  The findings found NO trace of any collusion between Vladimir Putin and candidate Trump but also did not entirely clear President Trump of other ‘alleged’ or ‘suspected wrongdoings.’  Foaming-at-the-mouth Democrats were screaming, “See!  See!  The report did not say Trump didn’t collude; no, it only said no evidence could be uncovered.’  Ah, gee whiz, and so it goes…
  64. 2020 Saturday:  The COVID-19 Virus Crisis continues taking lives and ruining economies around the globe.  Many speculate that the Chinese- allied with the Democrats- set this debacle upon the world.  Rather funny how it sprang up in the death throes of impeachment.  Thank you, communist China, thank you, Democratic Party.  Around the globe, we have 2,310,572 confirmed cases of this horrible disease, 158,691 confirmed deaths, and 590,682 confirmed recoveries. 
    The United States claims 739,988 confirmed cases what with 38,928 confirmed fatalities but 66,357 confirmed recoveries.  Yet Democratic governors such as Gretchen Whitmer and the KKK governor of Virginia, continue locking down their states as though they are communists themselves.  One can only wonder why?  Meanwhile, our ‘friends,’ the People’s Republic of China claim 88,302 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed deaths, and 82,589 confirmed recoveries.
  65. 2020 Saturday: In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the former 72nd U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O’Neill died at age 84.  A Republican, he served under President George W. Bush from January 20, 2001, to December 31, 2002.
  66. 2021 Sunday: COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE PLANET AS A WHOLE: 141,015,440 confirmed cases, +932,847, 3,014,805  confirmed deaths, +12,651, and 80,500,382 confirmed recoveries, +659,474.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 31,867,364 confirmed cases, UP 102,620 from yesterday’s reporting, 572,627 confirmed deaths, UP 1,163, and 119,031,290 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.[xiii] 
  67. 2021 Sunday A: NOTE: SINCE JOE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 247,359 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.   In other COVID-19 news, the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci says it’s ‘unlikely that the J & J Chi-Vi vaccine will be sidelined for good.’  We aren’t going to take that crap so you may as well send it to the Chi-Coms, the Iranians, or some other crap-hole country.  Oh, Dr. Fauci also says ‘guns are a health issues.’  No kidding- get shot by one and you have a problem but then again, so are knives and sledgehammers if misused.
  68. 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: 3,716,603 confirmed cases, 60,949 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,168,901 confirmed cases, 34,439 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,606 confirmed cases, 474 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 387,312 confirmed cases, 5,427 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Nevada, the home of fraudulent 2020 Election results: they have 310,239 confirmed cases, 5,365 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[xiv] 
  69. 2021 Sunday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 837,047 confirmed cases, 6,338 confirmed deaths, and 828,235 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- the West Bank, long a part of Israel: 279,273 cases of the virus, 2,983 confirmed deaths and 245,293 confirmed recoveries.[xv]  
  70. 2021 Sunday D: U.S. DOLLAR CONVERSIONS– Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.52 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.84 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.92.     In Haitian Gourde, one greenback equals 81.80 and in Honduran Lempira, a buck equals 23.98.[xvi]
  71. 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 $3.968 per gallon, $2.826 in Florida, $3.745 in Hawaii, and $3.371 in Washington state.[xvii]    Let’s look at one other location- Kansas: $2.676.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,186,291,746,801 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xviii]
  72. 2021 Sunday F: GUNS-GUNS-GUNS– in the era of the FALSE PRESIDENT- Joe Biden- gun crimes continue unabated what a shooting at a bar in Kenosha, Wisconsin, early this morning that killed three and injured another three.  By midday, law enforcement had located a person of interest in this mass shooting.  Meanwhile, another mass shooting occurred in an Austin, Texas, apartment complex when an unknown shooter shot and killed three people and then vanished into thin air.  Police are going door to door searching for the scumbag involved in this crime.  Already, it would appear that more mass shootings have occurred under the Biden regime than in the entire Trump presidency.  Are people this upset with a phony president in the White House?  Are they upset over the phony president’s plans to strip them of their guns that they are pouring out of the woodwork like the cockroaches they are taking care of business before they are forced to mete out justice and/or punishment via baseball bats and meat cleavers?  What the hell is going on?[xix] 
  73. 2021 Sunday G: JOE BIDEN’S BORDER CATASTROPHE– Joe Biden plans to release 400 illegal alien families with their brats into the interior of the country per day by June 2021.  We are not going to provide care for this human refuse, Joe.  Let ‘em die in the streets.  Next, a Texas illegal alien holding pen for young girls gets shut down after a volunteer work dies under mysterious circumstances.   Meanwhile, a mumbling, stumbling phony president, Joe Biden, mutters that he has no numbers regarding refugees he is going to resettle in the United States but is looking at 60,000 this year and another 100,000 per year thereafter.  Thank you, f**king Joe.
  74. 2021 Sunday H: FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS I– Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Australian government says they are in no hurry to reopen their borders that have been closed thanks to COVID-19.  Next, the Czech Republic expels Russian foreign embassy staff over link to alleged 2014 sabotage carried out by the Russkies that blew up a Czech ammo dump.  Meanwhile, we learn that the Chi-Coms are ecstatic over the weakness displayed by both senile Joe Biden and a feeble Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.  Taiwan, we’re coming for you.   Moving on, the GOP is demanding a stronger show of force as the Russian buildup along the Ukrainian border continues.  Invasion coming here soon, too.  We expect the Chi-Coms, the Russians, the Iranians, and others are going to move simultaneously, and Joe Biden will be left playing pocket pool on the sidelines.  Speaking of Joe Biden’s impotency, former DNI John Ratcliffe says ‘America’s adversaries are taking advantage of Joe Biden’s extremely evident weakness.’ 
  75. 2021 Sunday I:  FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS II– President Donald J. Trump says, ‘it’s a positive and wonderful thing to be getting out of Afghanistan but is critical of the timeline of the withdrawal.’  He negotiated the U.S. departure by May 1, 2021, and Joe Biden has extended it to September 11, 2001.  Here is what we think: we think it’s a ploy by the Bidenistas to cause the Taliban to begin launching major attacks on U.S. positions and personnel so the United States can turn around and say, “Oh, woe, we have to remain in the s***hole country for another 4-8 years so we can continue profiting from the death and destruction.”  There is NO reason to remain in Afghanistan, folks.   Elsewhere, the Mossad announces that ‘yes, indeed, the Biden regime is working at getting back into the FAILED Iran nuclear program.’  Thanks for telling us this but we already knew this POS Joe Biden has no original ideas of his own.  Speaking of the Iranian fecal matter, they fired a barrage of rockets into a base utilized by U.S. contractors in Iraq.  Let’s light Tehran up!  Kill ‘em all!
  76. 2021 Sunday J: FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS III– Joe Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan claims that his boss, the incredibly fuddled Joe Biden is taking a ‘tough stance’ on Vladimir Putin’s Russia over its ongoing mistreatment of Putin critic Alexei Navalny.  Why Navalny returned to Russia is beyond us but hey, the Russians are doing horrible crap to the imprisoned anti-Putin, which is not right, but Joe Biden is going to do NOTHING about anything.   Elsewhere, Joe Biden’s climate czar, the incredibly phony John F. “Lurch” Kerry is ignoring South Korea’s complaints about Japan’s releasing of toxic water from its shuttered Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. 
  77. 2021 Sunday K: POLITICAL NEWS I– Former President Donald J. Trump ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands is considering a run for Senator Pat Toomey’s seat in Pennsylvania.   Next, Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, says that Joe Biden unlike President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is in an advantageous position to pack the U.S. Supreme Court.   Many in the GOP are confident that expanding the U.S. Supreme Court will be detrimental to the Democrats in 2022 and again in 2024.  Big flipping deal, the damage will be done and with tens of millions new illegal alien voters, it won’t matter.  Why are you people so obstinately stupid?   Speaking of other stupidity, new SEC Chairman Gary Gensler plans to increase rules and regulations (such as the ones President Donald J. Trump eradicated) so he can help make Joe Biden’s Green New Deal a reality.  Wow.  Going to be great.
  78. 2021 Sunday L: POLITICAL NEWS II– The Grand Old Party in the Peach State has censured not only Governor Brian Kemp, RINO, and others among statewide leadership over their failure to adequately address President Donald J. Trump’s concerns over election fraud.  Speaking of Governor Kemp, former Democrat-turned-Republican Vernon Jones announced yesterday that he is going to primary Gov. Kemp.  Poor Governor Kemp, he should have stood by President Trump as should have Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, another RINO POS.  We hope they lose in next year’s primaries.   Meanwhile, Congressman Devin Nunes, R-CA 22nd congressional district, criticizes befuddled old Joe Biden’s work schedule, says that he is ‘not working hard enough like a purported U.S. president.’  Elsewhere, we learn today that the National Security Agency- the NSA- is targeting U.S. Navy officers who are pro-Trump instead of targeting foreign enemies abroad.  Wow.  How sad.  Are we beginning to see the beginning of America’s first Soviet-style purge of military officers?  Wow.   Finally, at a Lincoln Day fundraiser in Florida, President Donald J. Trump received a thunderous standing ovation from hundreds of assembled guests.  “Miss him yet?”  You better believe we all do.
  79. 2021 Sunday M: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS I– Elon Musk beats out Jeff Bezos and Amazon getting a $3 billion NASA contract with which to return Americans to the moon. Moving on, a Rasmussen poll says that 54-percent of likely American voters disapprove of what the Democrat-controlled Congress is doing.  We bet it’s way higher than that.   Another poll shows that since the Democrats stole the 2020 Presidential Election, CNN’s ratings have plummeted by 54-percent.  Equally hateful MSNBC also has seen severe losses in viewership.  Next, an Antifa watchdog group has released the mugshots of all the Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs and punks arrested in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, for the world to see.  Most of them are spoiled white punks which leads us to reiterate what we have said before: when two generations of young people are spared the belt across their bare asses, this is what you end up with- punks.   Speaking of Brooklyn Center, riots continue in that city as well as in other cities across the nation as leftist scumbags prepare for the verdict in the murder trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.   Finally, Governor Ron DeSantis, R-FL, says the lawsuit the state has on Joe Biden will force the feeble old fool to ‘enforce the law’ instead of avoiding it.
  80. 2022 Monday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 505,019,209 confirmed cases, +211,451, 6,224,359 confirmed deaths, +1,092 and 456,444,263 confirmed recoveries, +441,770. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,355,416 confirmed cases, UP 39,068 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,015,697 confirmed deaths, UP 246,[xx] and 80,225,326 confirmed recoveries, UP to 23,012.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxi]
  81. 2022 Monday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 566,404 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 201,649 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 453 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  82. 2022 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: 9,156,797 confirmed cases, 89,796 confirmed deaths, and 8,919,596 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,929,190 confirmed cases, 73,738 confirmed deaths, and 5,804,029 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 243,299 confirmed cases, 1,390 confirmed deaths, and 237,374 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,474,548 confirmed cases, 12,619 confirmed deaths, and 1,436,006 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., District of Columbia: they have 139,772 confirmed cases, 1,333 confirmed deaths, and 134,348 confirmed recoveries.[xxii]   
  83. 2022 Monday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,036,384 confirmed cases, 10,647 confirmed deaths, and 3,941,841 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Diamond Princess, 216th place on the list: 712 cases of the virus, 13 confirmed death and 699 confirmed recoveries.[xxiii]                        
  84. 2022 Monday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,411.69, DOWN 39.54 points (-0.11%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,332.36 DOWN 18.72 points (-18.72%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,391.69, DOWN 0.90 points (-0.02%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $107.59 per barrel, +0.64 (+0.60%).  The price of GOLD is $1,980.10 per troy oz., +5.20 (+0.26%) while the price of SILVER is $26.04 per troy ounce, +0.34 (+1.32%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,016.70 per troy oz, +22.50 (+2.26%) while the price of COPPER is $4.80 per pound, +0.08 (+1.67%).[xxiv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,442.24 per troy oz., +73.78 (+3.11%). The price of RHODIUM is $19,200.00 per troy oz., +0.00 (+0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,085,000.00 per CNY/T, -25,000.00 (-2.25%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,285.50 per USD/T, +49.50 (+1.53%). The price of ZINC is $4,412.00 per USD/T., -49.50 (-1.11%).   The price of COCOA is $2,525.00 per USD/T, -58.00 (-2.25%).  The price of COFFEE is $223.85 per USD/T, +0.25 (+0.11%).  The price of LUMBER is $914.70 USD 1,000 board feet +25.70 (+2.89%).[xxv]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.36 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.93 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 19.82, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 80.00 of theirs.    In Malaysian Ringgit, one greenback equals 4.25 and in Maldivian Rufiyaa, a buck equals 15.42 and in Mauritanian Ouguiya, one dollar equals 95.53 of theirs.[xxvi]       
  85. 2022 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 and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.708 per gallon, $4.003 in Florida, $5.226 in Hawaii, and $4.673 in Washington state.[xxvii]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Kansas- $3.662.  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 20th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Ethiopia: $2.349 per U.S. Gallon.[xxviii] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,393,303,494,350 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxix]  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 Kuwait the next largest holder of U.S. debt is Sweden.  This nation holds $47,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  86. 2022 Monday F: For us, the day after Easter is still another holiday…at least in professional foodservice.  Join us for a drink- you know where to find me.

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This artwork is #0804 a 30” x 40” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sky of Gold.”  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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Record companies being what they are- capitalist, money-making entities- and God bless them for that- released Rick Danko’s next album, “Live at the Tin Angel 1999” on May 10, 2011.  Rick was a talented musician and a unique vocalist; his style could evoke emotions that could overwhelm his listeners.  The record company offered two discs with more than 30 tunes from two shows he performed on this legendary night.  If you love the man, his music, as well as the Band, we hope you will seek this one out, give it a listen if you can and then consider making it a part of your daily listening pleasure- we think you will be glad you did.  Look for it now.

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[i] This is the TRUE government of China, Nationalist China which is FREE China.  Although these people inhabit Taiwan, the former island of Formosa, they are the true owners of mainland China, too, and the sooner they reclaim their birthright, the sooner the world will heal.

[ii] We look forward to sharing the music of this influential British band within the next five years.  Colosseum was overlooked when we shared the group of interconnected bands in which, Humble Pie, was a part.  Sorry for the oversight.

[iii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011.

[iv] We promoted the music of the famed San Francisco, California, rock band, Moby Grape, on Monday, 09-April-2012 through Monday, 23-April-2012.  We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.

[v] As always, our main source is “The Last Valley” by Martin Windrow, Da Capo Press, 2004.

[vi] 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.

[vii] We hope to share the music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band as well as Al Kooper sometime in the next 10-15 years.  We hope you will remain with us as loyal readers.

[viii] Not sure when we will begin celebrating the music of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts but when we do…you will be among the first to know.

[ix] As to when we will celebrate the life, times, and music of the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, we haven’t a clue so stay alert for the day we finally do.

[x] We doubt we will ever do the music of Green Day.

[xi] We hope to celebrate the music of Bill Withers one day.  Please stay alert for when that day arrives.  You will be glad you did.

[xii] We began promoting the music of the Velvet Underground starting on Tuesday, 18-March-2014 through Wednesday, 09-April-2014.  At the time we promoted this famous New York City rock band, we failed to share the music of the man himself, Lou Reed.  We hope to rectify that mistake when we return to promoting American bands again.  Thank you for your patience.

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

[xiv]See previous.

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

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

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

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

[xix] Here’s another shooting we will lay at the feet of Joe Biden- the shooting in Laplace, Louisiana, yesterday at a child’s birthday party.  Six people were shot and injured there.  Is it not amazing how many gun crimes are occurring with Joe Biden in the White House?  By the time this POS is out of office (hopefully later this year), he will have set the record for mass shootings.

[xx] 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)

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

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

[xxiii] 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

98. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, APRIL 08, 2022

1954 Thursday: In the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, having lost Eliane 1 to the People’s Army the preceding night, Lt. Colonel “Gars Pierre” Langlais approves a plan for Major Marcel Bigeard to take it back later in the night/early morning. The size of the camp has been whittled down from more than 1,100 acres to around 640. Every scrap of land is essential to the defenders as is bleeding the communists dry faster than the communists are bleeding them.

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98. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, APRIL 08, 2022:

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson; U.S. Attorney General Richard Olney; U.S. Secretary of State Richard Olney; U.S. Senator Ron Johnson; Secretary-General of the Communist Party (Soviet Union) Leonid Brezhnev,  the 13th Floor Elevators featuring Danny Thomas, Family featuring Roger Chapman, Grand Funk Railroad featuring Mel Schacher, Guns ‘N’ Roses featuring Izzy Stradlin, the Keef Hartley Band featuring Keef Hartley, Michael Schenker Band featuring Andy Nye, Nirvana featuring Kurt Cobain, and YES featuring Steve Howe:

  1. 1195 Saturday: Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor.
  2. 1378 Wednesday: The 202nd Roman Catholic Pope Urban VI became Vicar of Christ on this date.  He would shepherd Christians across the globe from today until October 15, 1389.
  3. 1455 Sunday: Alfonso de Borgia elected as the 209th Roman Catholic pontiff- Pope Callixtus III- on this date.  Callixtus would lead his Christian subjects from today until August 06, 1458.  
  4. 1513 Tuesday:  Explorer Juan Ponce de León claimed Florida for Spain.
  5. 1730 Saturday: 1st Jewish congregation in U.S. forms synagogue, “Shearith Israel, New York City.”
  6. 1789 Wednesday: The House of Representatives held its first meeting on this date.
  7. 1801 Wednesday: Soldiers riot in Bucharest, killing 128 Jews.
  8. 1820 Saturday: A farmer on the Greek island of Milos discovered the Venus de Milo statue.
  9. 1832 Sunday: In Paris, Tennessee, future 54th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson is born.  President Benjamin Harrison nominated the Democrat to fill Associate Justice Lucius Lamar’s seat.  Jackson would serve from 02-18-1893 to 08-08-1895.
  10. 1834 Tuesday: In New York Cornelius Lawrence became the first mayor elected by popular vote in a city election.
  11. 1839 Monday: Apple Valley held the first collegiate rodeo in this nation on this date.
  12. 1864 Friday: The U.S. Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery (note, these were Republicans who did this, NOT the Democrats).  In January 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed it.  In December 1865, it underwent ratification and adoption into the Constitution.  
  13. 1873 Tuesday: Alfred Paraf patented the first successful oleomargarine. 
  14. 1898 Friday: At the Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crushed 6,000 Sudanese Islamists in battle.  
  15. 1911 Saturday: The Harvard Club in New York City held the first squash tournament on this date.  Elsewhere, an explosion at the Banner Coal Mine in Littleton, Ala., claimed the lives of 128 men.
  16. 1913 Tuesday: The 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of United States senators (as opposed to appointment by state legislatures), was ratified.  President Woodrow Wilson became the first chief executive since John Adams to address Congress in person as he asked lawmakers to enact tariff reform.
  17. 1917 Sunday: In Boston, Massachusetts, the 34th U.S. Secretary of State Richard Olney died.  A Democrat, he served under President Grover Cleveland from 06-10-1895 to 03-05-1897.  He also served the nation as its 40th U.S. Attorney General.  In this capacity, he served under President Grover Cleveland from 03-06-1893 to 06-10-1895.  He then became 34th U.S. Secretary of State.
  18. 1935 Monday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Emergency Relief Appropriations Act, which provided money for programs such as the Works Progress Administration.
  19. 1939 Saturday: King Zog I of Albania flees ahead of advancing Italian troops who invaded his nation a week prior.
  20. 1940 Monday: German battle cruisers sink the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.  Elsewhere, some naval actions occur between Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy forces as German invasion forces bound for Norway draw closer to Norway. 
  21. 1941 Tuesday: Joe Louis scores a technical knockout of Tony Musto in the 9th round to retain the NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring magazine’s heavyweight boxing titles of the world.  The “Brown Bomber’s” pro record would go to 48-1.  The Germans and Hungarians are rolling into Yugoslavia pummeling one defensive point after another.  There is no stopping the Nazi war machine.  Still, it’s a side show from the real operation, Operation Barbarossa, set to begin in early May.  Will the Axis be able to maintain its schedule, or will it lose crucial time?  We shall see.  In East Africa, the British and Indian troops continue rolling up crumbling Fascist Italian forces as they roll into Massawa.
  22. 1942 Wednesday: Extraordinary lead vocalist of the British rock group Family[i], Roger Chapman, was born on this date in Leicester, the United Kingdom.  Meanwhile, the Soviets managed to open a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad.  Elsewhere, in the Pacific Theater, U.S. and Filipino troops begin destroying their equipment on Corregidor as soon, they will have to race the white flag and surrender to the Imperial Japanese troops besieging them.
  23. 1943 Thursday: For his part in the Mau-Mau Rebellion, the British authorities convict Kenyan leader, Jomo Kenyatta.  Meanwhile, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to check inflation, freezes wages and prices; prohibits workers from changing jobs unless they would aid the war effort; and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.  Finally, “One World” by Wendell Willkie underwent publication for the first time.
  24. 1944 Saturday: Future rock drummer Keith “Keef” Hartley who would form and lead the Keef Hartley Band[ii], was born in Plungington, Lancashire, Great Britain on this date.  Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, Axis forces are being pummeled by the Red Army, a fight that now has gone against the Germans and their allies and in favor of the Soviet Union.  General Ferdinand Schörner had pronounced Axis forces could hold the Crimea the day before and now they were being thrashed.  
  25. 1946 Monday: The League of Nations meets for the final time.
  26. 1947 Tuesday: Future longtime guitarist with the British rock band, Yes[iii] (guitars 1970-1981 / 1991-92 / 1995-present), Steve Howe, is born in London, England, on this date.  Elsewhere, Allstate Insurance Company issued the first illustrated insurance policy on this date. 
  27. 1948 Thursday: Future drummer with the Texas psychedelic band, the 13th Floor Elevators- Danny Thomas- is born in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Thomas would replace drummer Ike Walton on the skins and perform with the band from 1967-1969. 
  28. 1951 Sunday: Future bassist with Grand Funk Railroad[iv]—Mel Schacher—is born in Owosso, Michigan, on this date.
  29. 1952 Tuesday: President Harry S. Truman seized the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike.  Unfortunately, for him, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) later ruled that Mr. Truman had overstepped his authority, opening the way for a seven-week strike by steelworkers.
  30. 1953 Wednesday: North Dakota moved the bones of Sitting Bull to South Dakota.
  31. 1954 Thursday: In the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, having lost Eliane 1 to the People’s Army the preceding night, Lt. Colonel “Gars Pierre” Langlais approves a plan for Major Marcel Bigeard to take it back later in the night/early morning.  The size of the camp has been whittled down from more than 1,100 acres to around 640.  Every scrap of land is essential to the defenders as is bleeding the communists dry faster than the communists are bleeding them.
  32. 1955 Friday: In Mankato, Minnesota, future Senator Ron Johnson, Republican, is born.  He would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on January 03, 2011, representing his adopted state of Wisconsin.
  33. 1959 Wednesday: In London, England, future keyboardist with the Michael Schenker Group- Andy Nye- is born.
  34. 1960 Friday: The U.S. Senate passed the Civil Rights bill by a vote of 71-18.  The bill would then be sent to the U.S. House of Representatives.  
  35. 1961 Saturday: The British liner “MV Dara” explodes in Persian Gulf kills 238 of the 819 people aboard the vessel lost their lives to the suspected bomb attack.
  36. 1962 Sunday: A court in Cuba sentenced the Bay of Pigs participants to 30 years in prison.   Meanwhile, in Lafayette, Indiana, future rhythm guitarist/vocalist, Izzy Stradlin who would play with the rock band, Guns ‘N’ Roses[v] (1985-91)—is born on this date.
  37. 1966 Friday: In the USSR, Leonid Brezhnev wins the election to become the next Secretary-General of the Communist Party.
  38. 1968 Monday: Major League Baseball’s opening day undergoes postponement in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  39. 1969 Tuesday: In Major League Baseball, expansion teams Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Pilots win their opening games.  The Expos in Canada’s first professional baseball game beat the New York Mets 10-9.
  40. 1970 Wednesday: The U.S. Senate rejects President Richard M. Nixon’s nomination of Judge G. Harrold Carswell to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  41. 1973 Sunday: Artist Pablo Picasso died in Mougins, France, at age 91.
  42. 1974 Monday: Hank Aaron, of the Atlanta Braves, hits his 715th home run, breaking the record set by Babe Ruth.
  43. 1975 Tuesday: Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became the first black manager of a major league baseball team.
  44. 1985 Monday: India filed suit against Union Carbide over the Bhopal disaster.  Elsewhere, Phyllis Diller underwent a surgical procedure for permanent eyeliner to eliminate the need for eyelid makeup.
  45. 1986 Tuesday: Actor Clint Eastwood becomes mayor of Carmel, California.
  46. 1987 Wednesday: Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigned over remarks he had made that were racially insensitive and insulting.  While on ABC’s “Nightline,” Campanis commented that blacks “May not have some of the necessities” to hold managerial jobs in major league baseball, which caused people to go ballistic.
  47. 1988 Friday: Former President Ronald Reagan aide Lyn Nofzinger received a prison sentence for illegal lobbying for Wedtech Corporation.  Elsewhere, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggert resigned from the Assemblies of God after the church defrocked him for rejecting an order from the church’s national leaders to stop preaching for a year amid reports that he had been schlepping prostitutes.
  48. 1990 Sunday: In Nepal, King Birendra lifted the 30-year ban on political parties.
  49. 1991 Monday: Actor Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of the pancreas.
  50. 1992 Wednesday: In Britain, the final issue of Punch Magazine underwent publication on this date.
  51. 1994 Friday: Courtney Love found hubby Kurt Cobain, singer, and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana[vi], dead in Seattle from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27.  Meanwhile, the Pentagon bans smoking in both its facilities and in ALL military bases around the world.
  52. 1995 Saturday: Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in a 12-round unanimous decision with which to retain the WBC heavyweight boxing title of the world.  Larry Holmes’ pro record would go to 61-5 while that of WBC heavyweight champion of the world Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall would go to 26-5.
  53. 1996 Monday: At the end of Round 7 in a scheduled 12-round boxing match, Bruce Seldon scored a technical knockout of Tony “TNT” Tucker to win the vacated WBA boxing title.  With the loss, Tucker’s record went to 52-3-1 while that of the new WBA champion, “The Atlantic City Express,” went to 32-3.
  54. 1998 Wednesday: The widow of Martin Luther King Jr. presented new evidence in an appeal for new federal investigation of the assassination of her husband.
  55. 2000 Saturday: Nineteen U.S. Marines die when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona.
  56. 2006 Saturday: Shedden massacre: the bodies of eight men, all shot to death, authorities uncover in a field in Ontario, Canada.  Law enforcement soon links them to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
  57. 2009 Wednesday: Hundreds of thousands of people pour out into the streets of Pyongyang, North Korea, celebrating the successful launch of their first ‘communications satellite’ into orbit around the Earth.  It is a momentous day for the patriotic people of the glorious North.
  58. 2010 Thursday: Over 100 people die in the Kyrgyzstani riots; opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva says she will lead a temporary government for six months.  Meanwhile, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama sign a new treaty with which the two nations (well, at least the U.S. will) will reduce nuclear stockpiles by one-third.  Meanwhile, the Chi-Coms continue adding to theirs while the Iranians are striving to create an arsenal of their own.
  59. 2011 Friday: The U.S. Department of Justice admits and defends it has probed Wikileaks-related Twitter accounts, dismissing privacy and freedom of speech concerns.  Meanwhile, one hour before the deadline, the U.S. Congress reaches a deal on the 2011 U.S. federal budget, avoiding a government shutdown.
  60. 2012 Sunday: The so-called ‘religion of peace’ Islam carries out a car-bombing in the Nigerian town of Kaduna blowing up at least 25-30 people.  What a nice religion…Meanwhile, as the days of the Bush #43 administration continue to wane, Vladimir Putin’s handpicked thug- Leonid Tbilov- is winning an election in South Ossetia, a part of Georgia, which the former KGB thug wants to rip away and add to his reconstituted Russia.
  61. 2013 Monday: Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies of a stroke at age 87 in London.  Elsewhere, the release of 1.7 million U.S diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973-1976 when Henry Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State were released by Wikileaks; Julian Assange worked on the project inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
  62. 2014 Tuesday: Eight-month-old Prince George makes his first overseas royal tour with his parents, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.  Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says that the U.S. stands with Japan in its ongoing dispute with the Chi-Coms who want to take the Senkaku Islands and make them theirs.  Taiwan also has a claim on them.
  63. 2015 Wednesday: According to Brainy History, the world’s oldest living person, Gertrude Weaver, age 116, dies of natural causes, five days after the previous record holder, Misao Okawa, of Japan, age 117, died.
  64. 2016 Friday: Much to the outrage of Kim Jong Un, 13 of his people slaving away in a restaurant in an unidentified nation defect as a group to South Korea.  This is what happens when a communist hellhole such as the N.K. sends it people to Third World crap hole countries as slaves.  We feel bad for their families back home.
  65. 2017 Saturday: In Caracas, Venezuela, the day dawns on the fifth day of anti-government protests.  People are living in squalor, there is no medicine, they are eating zoo animals and pets, that’s communism-socialism for you.
  66. 2018 Sunday: In Hungary, a conservative tidal wave sweeps the parliament as the Fidesz-KDNP alliance propels Viktor Orban into the prime minister position.  He will stop the tidal wave of Muslim refugees from penetrating his country.
  67. 2019 Monday: Tokyo University releases a study showing that 1 in 4 adults ages 18-39 are still virgins.   Meanwhile, according to the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, approximately 600 million birds die in the U.S. every year after flying into tall buildings with Chicago being the worst.  Next, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces that effective April 15, the entirety of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps will be designated a terrorist organization which they are.
  68. 2020 Wednesday: Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT, becomes the 26th Democrat (well, he’s not a Democrat but a Democratic-Socialist which means ‘COMMUNIST’) to toss in the towel on seeking the 2020 presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.  However, he is NOT really dropping out as he will maintain his delegates, not withdraw from the rest of the primaries, and hopes to have a BIG SAY in who becomes the vice-presidential nominee of Joe Biden as well as to hammer in numerous of HIS planks into the 2020 Democratic Party’s platform.  COVID-19 stifled Bernie’s chances…for now.  As for the Wuhan Virus, current confirmed cases around the globe now number 1,504,971 with 87,894 confirmed deaths and 328,661 confirmed recoveries.  As for the United States, there are 431,437 confirmed cases what with 14,687 confirmed deaths and 23,496 confirmed recoveries.  Thank you, communist China for bestowing this hellacious mess on the rest of the world.  As for the stock market, the DOW Jones Industrial Complex closed UP 779.71 (3.44%) at 23,433.57; the NASDAQ closed UP 203.64 (2.58%) at 8,090.90; and the S&P closed at 90.57 (3.41%) at 2,748.98.  The Stock Market seems to be recovering which would be GREAT.
  69. 2021 Thursday: JOE BIDEN NEWS– Joe Biden debuted executive actions this morning that he is taking to strip firearms away from the American people.  Most of them are feelgood measures for his whack-a-doodle base but even so, some of them have teeth- if anyone will obey them (which, we here at the AICPENDBLOG.COM have no intention of doing.  NO one is taking our firearms away, no one).  Next, Joe Biden nominated perhaps the worst person to become head of the ATF- the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (and Explosives), David Chipman, the dimwit who transformed the debacle at Waco, Texas, into what it became by lying through his teeth about things that SUPPOSEDLY occurred there, but which did not, and which then led to the deaths of mostly women- many of them pregnant- and children.  This was one of the shining events that occurred during the Bill Clinton administration, overseen by Attorney-General Janet Reno.   Congressman Ken Buck, R-CO 4th congressional district says that Chipman is the absolute worst person to head the ATF.
  70. 2021 Thursday A: BIDEN BORDER CATASTROPHE–  Texas Governor Greg Abbott, R-TX, came out today and lit the Biden administration up for the appalling conditions in Border Patrol facilities holding tens of thousands of illegal alien, river-swimming, or fence-jumping invaders.  He condemns the Biden administration for its shocking lack of compassion and sensitivity and demands they close these facilities now which means these people should be loaded aboard empty airliners and dumped back in Guatemala.  Let THEM sort them out seeing as how they are a major starting point for this invasion.  Build the wall and deport them all, now.  Anyhow, Governor Abbott pointed out the human rights abuses such as rampant sexual assaults on women, children, and weaklings as well as shortages of food, medical supplies, clean water, and proper clothing and bedding.  IF these horrendous practices occurred under the Trump administration, President Trump would be visiting Old Sparky but under Joe Biden, “No problem, amigos, no problem”… Finally, people continue asking where the nation’s ‘border czar,’ “Kooky Kamala” Harris is.  She has been traveling around the country but nowhere near the border.  At least Cuban-born U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is visiting the border today.  Praise the Lord! 
  71. 2021 Thursday B: MASS SHOOTING AND CRIME NEWS–  We learned early today that in Rock Hill, S.C., former NFL player Phillip Adams shot and killed Dr. Robert Lesslie and his wife, Barbara Lesslie along with their two grandchildren- ages 5 and 9- in their home as well as two air conditioning technicians working outside their home.  One of the techs survived and called in for help and when police arrived, they found evidence that led them to the home of Adams’ parents where they encircled the home after getting his mother and father out of the home.  Adams then shot himself.  No one knows why he did what he did.  Later in the day, following Joe Biden’s mumbling stumbling bumbling announcement on various executive actions he is taking to strip guns away from the American people, a mass shooting occurred in Texas.  Like clockwork, in Bryan, Texas, a gunman entered the corporate offices of Kent Moore Cabinets and shot seven people, some of them critically, but none of them dead at the time of this reporting.  Police are purportedly chasing several suspects so we will provide updates as we learn them.
  72. 2021 Thursday C: FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS– The communist Chinese in Beijing warned their stooge- “Pro-China Joe” Biden- today that he had better not boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in their capital city.  We say, “F**k them!  Who do you think you are, you commie bastards?’  Next, the Biden administration announced that it is going to lift ALL sanctions on the crap-hole nation of Iran without seeking anything in return.  Good for you, Joe, good for you. Regarding the Chi-Coms, tech investor Peter Thiel says that ‘Bitcoin’ may very well be a financial tool the communists can use against the United States.  Moving on, France is postponing the French Open to May 30 over fears of COVID-19.  Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the ‘U.S. policy on Russia is both dumb and ineffective.’  This comes after the Biden administration yesterday evening revived the Trump-Russia collusion scam and Russian interference in U.S. elections by announcing he is going to slam Russia with new sanctions for meddling and hacking.  Okay, Joe.
  73. 2021 Thursday D:  NATIONAL POLITICS– Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-NY 1st congressional district has officially announced he is running to become governor of New York.  Next, Governor Ralph “Black Face” Northam, D-VA, has officially endorsed former Virginia Democrat governor and bagman for Bill and Hillary Clinton- Terry “the Punk” McAuliffe[vii]– to become governor again.  Moving on, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA 23rd congressional district has demanded that “Kooky Kamala” Harris attend FBI and CIA intel briefings.   Elsewhere, President Donald J. Trump is nudging Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, GOP, to seek another term by giving him his endorsement.   Meanwhile, in a threat to the Joe Biden agenda, following giving his wife a cushy gig, Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, refuses to allow ‘budget reconciliation’ to be used to pass bills nor will he vote to smack down the Filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate.  God bless you, Senator Manchin.
  74. 2021 Thursday E: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS I– the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre says he failed to disclose yacht trips he accepted.  Next, we learned today that the Trump administration tried conducting secret talks in Syria with the goal of freeing American hostages across the Middle East.   Elsewhere, the San Francisco schools system- after spending loads of taxpayer dollars- has decided it will postpone renaming schools named after Americans (or foreigners) who might be RACISTS.    Meanwhile, John Gizzi of Newsmax says that ‘John Boehner,[viii] the former speaker of the House and now a political lobbyist for the Chi-Coms is attacking conservatives while ignoring his own lack of character.’  Ouch.
  75. 2021 Thursday F: COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE PLANET AS A WHOLE: 132,929,832 confirmed cases, +473,156, 2,885,401  confirmed deaths, +11,580, and 75,436,505 confirmed recoveries, +215,045.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 31,124,092 confirmed cases, UP 67,815 from yesterday’s reporting, 564,447 confirmed deaths, UP 2,672, and 118,878,112 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] 
  76. 2021 Thursday G: NOTE: SINCE JOE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 235,934 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.  
  77. 2021 Thursday H: 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: 3,688,284 confirmed cases, 60,006 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,096,747 confirmed cases, 33,822 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 30,582 confirmed cases, 467 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 374,402 confirmed cases, 5,357 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Alabama, the home of the civil rights struggle: they have 517,916 confirmed cases, 10,675 confirmed deaths, but sadly, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. 
  78. 2021 Thursday I: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 835,216 confirmed cases, 6,266 confirmed deaths, and 824,160 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one other country- Malaysia, home of not one but two missing and/or crashed airliners: 355,753 cases of the virus, 1,308 confirmed deaths and 340,242 confirmed recoveries.[x]    
  79. 2021 Thursday J:   STOCK MARKET CLOSES/PRECIOUS AND RARE METALS: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,503.57, UP 57.31 points (+0.17%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,829.31, UP 140.47 points (+1.03%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,097.17, UP 17.22 points (+0.42%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $59.81 per barrel, +0.21 (+0.35%).  The price of GOLD is $1,755.30 per troy oz., -2.90 (-0.16%) while the price of SILVER is $25.49 per troy ounce, -0.10 (-0.37%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,234.20 per troy oz, -1.20 (-0.10%) while the price of COPPER is $4.09 per pound, -0.01 (-0.15%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,620.76 per troy oz, -2.12 (-0.08%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $29,000.00 per troy oz., +2300.00 (+8.61%).[xiii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.56 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.84 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.09.     In Cuban Peso, one greenback equals 24.00 and in Czech Koruna, a buck equals 21.66.[xiv]  
  80. 2021 Thursday K: 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 $3.927 per gallon, $2.832 in Florida, $3.713 in Hawaii, and $3.336 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other state- Connecticut: $2.889.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,147,683,151,204 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.