137. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2022

2021 Monday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe- First, today is Day 55 for ‘Border Czar Kamala Harris NOT visiting the southern border. Second, the Acting Director of ICE Tony Pham admits that once Immigration and Customs Enforcement dumps illegal aliens in the interior of the country, they no longer monitor them.

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137. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2022:

Vice President John C. Breckinridge; U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay;  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Owen Josephus Roberts; U.S. Secretary of State (Acting) John Jay; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John Canfield Spencer; U.S. Secretary of War John Canfield Spencer; Queen of Disco Donna Summer, King Crimson featuring Bill Bruford, Pearl Jam featuring Mike Abbruzzese, Taj Mahal, and Uriah Heep featuring Russell Gilbrook:

  1. 218 Sunday: The 7th recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet is recorded.
  2. 352 Saturday: Liberius begins his reign as the 36th Roman Catholic Pope, replacing Julius I, the 35th pontiff.  Liberius would serve until September 24, 366. His predecessor served from February 06, 337 until April 12, 352.  
  3. 884 Wednesday: St. Adrian III begins his reign as the 109th Roman Catholic Pope.  He would serve from today until September 15, 885.
  4. 1527 Tuesday: Panfilo de Narvaez leaves Spain to explore the coast of Florida.
  5. 1536 Sunday: Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declared the marriage of King Henry the VIII and wife, Anne Boleyn, invalid after she failed to produce a male heir.  The four accused lovers of Henry’s queen, Anne Boleyn, suffer execution on this date while Boleyn, already condemned to death, meets her end at the hands of the headsman two days later.
  6. 1590 Thursday: Anne of Denmark receives the crown of Scotland.
  7. 1620 Sunday: Crowds at a fair in Philippapoplis, Turkey, witness the first merry-go-round in history.
  8. 1673 Wednesday: Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River.
  9. 1678 Tuesday: King Charles II and King Louis XIV sign a secret treaty pledging mutual support to one another should anyone attack them.
  10. 1733 Sunday: England passes the Molasses Act, which puts high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the North American Colonies if they come from somewhere other than Britain.
  11. 1742 Thursday: Emperor Frederick the Great decimates the Austrian army in battle.
  12. 1756 Monday: England declares war on France, which in North American becomes the French and Indian Wars while in Europe; it is the Seven Years War.
  13. 1775 Wednesday: During the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada.
  14. 1792 Thursday: The New York Stock Exchange had its origins as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street.
  15. 1804 Thursday: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark begin exploration of the Louisiana Purchase.
  16. 1814 Tuesday: Norway’s constitution was signed, which provided for a limited monarchy.
  17. 1829 Sunday: The first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court- John Jay- died in Bedford, NY, on this date.  A Federalist, he was appointed by President George Washington to the nation’s high court and served from September 26, 1789, to June 29, 1795.  He also served the nation as its first (acting) secretary of state from September 15, 1789, to March 22, 1790.
  18. 1849 Thursday: Fire erupted in St. Louis, Missouri, resulting in the loss of three lives, more than 400 buildings and some two dozen steamships.
  19. 1855 Thursday: In Albany, N.Y., the 17th U.S. Secretary of War John Canfield Spencer died at age 67.  A Democratic-Republican (and later a Whig), he served under President John Tyler from October 12, 1841, to March 04, 1843, and then became the 16th U.S. Treasury Secretary.  In this capacity, he served under President John Tyler from March 08, 1843, to May 02,1844.
  20. 1875 Monday:  Louisville, Ky., held the first Kentucky Derby on this date.  Elsewhere, the 14th vice president of the United States, 1857-1861, Democrat, John C. Breckinridge, died on this date in his hometown of Lexington, Ky.  He was the youngest vice president and served under President James Buchanan.
  21. 1877 Thursday: Edwin T. Holmes installs the first telephone switchboard burglar alarm.
  22. 1881 Tuesday: Frederick Douglass becomes the recorder for deeds in Washington, D.C.
  23. 1883 Thursday: In Omaha, Nebraska, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show premieres for its first time.
  24. 1884 Saturday: Alaska becomes a U.S. territory.
  25. 1897 Monday: The U.S. launches the first successful submarine that could run submerged for any considerable distance and combines gasoline and electric engines.  The creator is designer, John Philip Holland.
  26. 1912 Friday: The Socialist Party of America nominated Eugene V. Debs for president at its convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  27. 1915 Monday: Chicago Cubs pitcher George “Zip” Zabel relieves with two outs in the first inning and winds up with a 4-3-19-inning win over Brooklyn in the longest relief ever before in Major League Baseball.
  28. 1932 Tuesday: The U.S. Congress changed the name of ‘Porto Rico’ to Puerto Rico on this date.
  29. 1933 Wednesday: U.S. News and World Report had its beginnings as David Lawrence began publishing a weekly newspaper called United States News.
  30. 1938 Tuesday: The U.S. Congress approves the Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy.
  31. 1939 Wednesday: Britain’s King George V and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in Quebec on the first visit to Canada by a reigning monarch.
  32. 1940 Friday: Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium, and continues the invasion of France.  Allied troops are in full retreat before the Nazis.  The Luftwaffe rules the skies, the armored and motorized units the ground, and the Allies have never seen Blitzkrieg.   The British are trying to make it to the Channel Coast in the hope that some sort of evacuation will be able to save them from the Germans.  
  33. 1942 Sunday: The newly formed Dutch SS Division swears its loyalty to Fuhrer Adolf Hitler.  Meanwhile, in New York City, the famed blues singer, Taj Mahal[i], is born.
  34. 1946 Friday: President Harry S. Truman seized control of the nation’s railroads, delaying—but not preventing—a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.
  35. 1948 Monday: The Soviet Union recognizes the state of Israel.  
  36. 1949 Tuesday: The great English drummer, Bill Bruford—who would play with Yes[ii], King Crimson[iii], and Genesis[iv]—is born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England, on this date.
  37. 1954 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, unanimously struck down racially segregated public schools.
  38. 1955 Tuesday: The 74th associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court- Owen Josephus Roberts- died on this date in West Vincent, Pa., on this date.  A Republican, President Herbert Hoover nominated him to fill the seat of Edward Sanford.  He served from 05-20-1930 to 07-31-1945.
  39. 1956 Thursday: Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard was born in Wilmington, N.C. on this date.  A gifted boxer, Leonard fought across five different weight classes and in 40 pro bouts, he compiled a record of 36 wins (25 by KO), 3 losses, and 1 draw.
  40. 1961 Wednesday: Cuban leader Fidel Castro offered to release prisoners captured in the Bay of Pigs invasion in exchange for 500 bulldozers; however, he eventually freed the prisoners in exchange for medical supplies.
  41. 1964 Sunday: Future drummer with the British rock band, Uriah Heep[v], 2007-present, Russell Gilbrook, is born on this date in London, England.
  42. 1967 Wednesday: The Butler Act, a Tennessee statute prohibiting the teaching of evolution wins repeal after 42 years.
  43. 1968 Friday: In Stanford, Connecticut, future 3rd drummer with the rock band, Pearl Jam- Mike Abbruzzese- is born. 
  44. 1970 Sunday: “Hammering” Hank Aaron is the 9th player to get 3,000 hits in Major League Baseball.
  45. 1973 Thursday: A special committee convened by the U.S. Senate began its televised hearings on the Watergate Scandal.  
  46. 1974 Friday: Four car bombs exploded in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland, killing 33 people for which, the Ulster Volunteer Force claimed responsibility two decades later.
  47. 1980 Saturday: Rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami’s Liberty City after an all-white jury acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie.
  48. 1983 Tuesday: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the New York Islanders sweep the Edmonton Oilers in four games.
  49. 1987 Sunday: The USS Stark is hit by Iraqi missiles while in the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War; 37 sailors die.  Iraq apologized for the attack calling it a mistake and paid more than $27 million in compensation.
  50. 1996 Friday: President Bill Clinton signed a measure requiring neighborhood notification when sex offenders move in.  “Megan’s Law,” as it is known, was named for 7-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and murdered in 1994.
  51. 2011 Tuesday: The final episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show takes place in Chicago, Illinois; many celebrities attend the star-studded event. 
  52. 2012 Thursday: U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David B. Shapiro says America ‘is ready’ to attack Iran to prevent them from developing nuclear weapons.  Elsewhere- in Naples, Florida, famed disco star and singer Donna Summer[vi] succumbs to lung cancer at age 63.
  53. 2013 Friday: NASA records the brightest lunar impact ever seen.   Elsewhere, in Iraq, Shiites go on the offensive against Sunni areas carrying out various attacks that claim the lives of at least 90 people and wound another 200 or more people.  What is wrong with the so-called ‘religion of peace?’  These guys must undergo a reformation akin to what Christianity underwent.
  54. 2014 Saturday: According to Brainy History, African leaders meet in Paris to discuss ways to fight Boko Haram, the Islamist group that kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls over a month ago in Nigeria; the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, has been slow to respond to the situation.
  55. 2015 Sunday: Also, according to Brainy History, Taylor Swift receives eight awards at the Billboard Music Awards; Pharrell Williams, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, and Sam Smith were also multiple winners at the ceremony.  Meanwhile, in Waco, Texas, a gun battle erupts between biker gangs and the police who arrive to stop it.  In the resulting melee, 9 people die, another 18 are wounded, and in the aftermath, another 170 are arrested for being participants in organized crime.
  56. 2016 Tuesday: ISIS is carrying out attacks on Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq, blowing up at least 69 people and wounding more than 230 others as a wave of terror and violence engulf the city.  It’s high time to eradicate the jihadist scum.  Wipe ‘em out.
  57. 2017 Wednesday: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appoints former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III special counsel to investigate the allegations that the Russians interfered in the 2016 Presidential Election.  This charade would continue for nearly two years and would hamper efforts by the 45th president to enact the America First agenda. 
  58. 2018 Thursday: The U.S. Senate confirms Gina Haspel as the first female director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  Meanwhile, with ISIS in the process of ongoing devastation, Copenhagen announces that it will begin a partial withdrawal of its special forces from Iraq. 
  59. 2019 Friday: Taiwan becomes the first Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage as a vote by parliament confirms it.  Based on this alone is reason enough as to WHY the civilized world must welcome Taiwan- the Republic of China, aka Nationalist China, aka FREE China- back to the United Nations as an original founding member.  Elsewhere, a federal judge in Virginia sentences a former CIA officer- Kevin Patrick Mallory- to a 20-year stretch in a federal prison for having spied on behalf of the Chi-Coms.  Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the Equality Act which prohibits discrimination based on sexual preferences and gender identity.  (Note- there was a time when people kept this crap to themselves ut no more- thus we now have a law).
  60. 2020 Sunday: Here are today’s COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis statistics for the globe: 4,710,614 confirmed cases, 315,023 confirmed deaths, and 1,732,344 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have 1,516,343 confirmed cases, 89,932 confirmed deaths, and 281,192 confirmed recoveries.  In the three states in which, we have chef-bloggers, California, Hawaii, and Washington state, here are the stats, California first: 78,839 confirmed cases, 3,261 confirmed deaths, BUT NO number of confirmed recoveries: POLITICS.  Next up, Hawaii: 640 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 572 confirmed recoveries; thank you, Gov. Ige.  Finally, here is Washington state’s stats: 18,433 confirmed cases, 1,001 confirmed deaths, but, like California, 0 number of confirmed recoveries. 
  61. 2020 Sunday A: Now, interesting note here: people are criticizing Russia for not sharing their REAL stats, they say the number of deaths are too low.  Well, Russia said today they are only listing those citizens actually killed by the coronavirus and not those who might have died with the virus but from other things.  Would that not be great if the CDC would do the same thing, and would it not be great if the CDC forced every state to report the actual statistics?  Here’s Russia’s stats: 281,752 confirmed cases, 2,631 confirmed deaths, and 67,373 confirmed recoveries.  IF anyone is lying about their numbers, it’s the communist Chinese, the nation that gave this crap to the entire world.  Here are their numbers: 88,423 confirmed cases, 4,634 confirmed deaths, and 81,785 confirmed recoveries.  People’s Republic of China: NOTHING BUT LIARS.
  62. 2021 Monday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 164,253,597 confirmed cases, +523,609, 3,403,704  confirmed deaths, +10,308 and 144,165,892 confirmed recoveries, +84,530.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,744,062 confirmed cases, UP 21,893 from yesterday’s reporting, 600,504 confirmed deaths, UP 339,[vii] and 27,193,861 confirmed recoveries, UP 57,841.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[viii]   
  63. 2021 Monday A: NOTE: Since JOE BIDEN became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 284,283 Chi-Vi deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,078 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 175,326 deaths.     
  64. 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: 3,769,895 confirmed cases, 62,698 confirmed deaths, and 2,012,591 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,293,980 confirmed cases, 36,139 confirmed deaths, and 1,891,240 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 33,834 confirmed cases, 492 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 424,930 confirmed cases, 5,684 confirmed deaths, and 205,072 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Wuhan repatriated: they have 3 confirmed cases, 0 confirmed deaths, and 3 confirmed recoveries.[ix]   In other COVID-19 news, the Lone Star State reports NO new Chi-Vi deaths two months after Joe Biden called the state leadership ‘Neanderthals’ because they ended the mask mandates.  My, my, my.  Meanwhile, the director of the Centers of Disease Control was busy defending the mask mandate.  (Note- millions of Americans no longer believe masks work and that they have become a more a political statement than they were ever about health.  After all, the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci said in the beginning of the Chi-Vi crisis that ‘masks were ineffective,’ then they were, then perhaps two were required, then maybe even goggles (that one vanished quickly), and finally 3, 4, or more masks were necessary.  BULLS**T.  Hey- why NO earmuffs, Dr. Fauci?).
  65. 2021 Monday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 839,159 confirmed cases, 6,389 confirmed deaths, and 832,093 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Albania, an ancient nation: 132,032 cases of the virus, 2,435 confirmed deaths and 125,419 confirmed recoveries.[x]     
  66. 2021 Monday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,327.79, DOWN 54.34 points (-0.16%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,379.05, DOWN 50.93 points (-0.38%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,163.29, DOWN 10.56 points (-0.25%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $66.30 per barrel, +0.03 (+0.03%).  The price of GOLD is $1,869.70 per troy oz., +2.10 (+0.11%) while the price of SILVER is $28.36 per troy ounce, +0.09 (+0.30%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,245.70 per troy oz, +1.20 (+0.10%) while the price of COPPER is $4.73 per pound, +0.02 (+0.38%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,906.73 per troy oz, +5.51 (+0.19%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,400.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (+0.00%).[xiii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000023.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.44 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.77.     In Turkmenistan Manat, one greenback equals 3.49 and in Ugandan Schilling, a buck equals 3,523.94 and in Ukrainian Hryvnia, one dollar equals 27.51 of theirs.[xiv]   In other business news, the availability of fresh oranges and coffee may soon be in question or worse, prices will rise uncontrollably because Brazil is fighting a water shortage.  (Note- there was a time when we made or grew many of the things our country required to improve life for the American people whereas at some point a few decades back, we outsourced everything to other nations.  Globalism does not work nor is it wanted).  
  67. 2021 Monday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.132 per gallon, $2.893 in Florida, $3.854 in Hawaii, and $3.539 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other location- Virginia: $2.936.  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- Saudi Arabia: $2.251 per U.S. Gallon.[xvi]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,298,240,723,054 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.
  68. 2021 Monday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– First, today is Day 55 for ‘Border Czar Kamala Harris NOT visiting the southern border.  Second, the Acting Director of ICE Tony Pham admits that once Immigration and Customs Enforcement dumps illegal aliens in the interior of the country, they no longer monitor them.  Next, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-TX 1st congressional district, blasted the Joe Biden regime on failing to fulfill its duty to the American people and putting an end to the invasion along the southern border.  Senator Tommy Tuberville, R-AL, says that U.S. Department of Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas ‘is not taking the border crisis seriously.’  Meanwhile, One America News released updates stats on the numbers: the cost of caring for the tidal wave of illegal aliens on the American taxpayers is- $489,79,264.  Next, here are the numbers for the illegals that have flowed into the country since January 20, 2021- 1,532,565 illegals.  The total cost of caring for these illegal aliens this year now sits at $149,530,181,632.  Finally, the current number of illegal aliens lurking within the U.S. is around 35,532,564 which means, we are being overwhelmed. 
  69. 2021 Monday G: Joe Biden Regime News I– Senate Majority Leader “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer says that ‘Joe Biden could erase $1.7 trillion in student loan debt with the stroke of a pen.’  (Note- of course but that does NOT mean that debt simply vanishes.  Someone is left holding the bag).  Next, Joe Biden approves the sale of $735 million in military aid to Israel as they fight to survive.  In other Joe Biden news, news reports suggests that pressure is increasing on both him and the Federal Reserve to do something about rising inflation.   Meanwhile, Joe Biden seeks to codify Roe even though Mississippi and other states are passing common sense laws regarding the murdering of the unborn.  (Note- funny how when it comes to slaying the unborn within their mother’s womb, it’s ‘my body my choice’ whereas when it comes to allowing the American people to remove their masks, it’s NOT my body, my choice.  HIV-AIDS patients should be having to show health cards, too, instead of, uh, like in San Francisco, one does not have to inform their partner of their HIV-AIDS status).
  70. 2021 Monday H: Joe Biden News–  Last year, Joe Biden reportedly made $607,336 in earnings and paid a federal income tax rate of 25.9-percent.  In other Joe Biden news, that nut-job, Rep. Rashida “Foul Mouth” Tlaib, DS-MI 13th congressional district, says that ‘Joe Biden is taking orders from Benjamin Netanyahu’ and urges the United States to condemn Israel.  STFU jihadist.
  71. 2021 Monday I: Political News I–  Journalist Jeff Greenfield says that the ‘GOP is united and that it’s rallying around President Donald J. Trump.’  Next, (and this is strange), the Department of Homeland Security is trembling in its jackboots that for some unspecified reason, domestic terrorists might be planning on launching attacks during the rollback of mask mandates and the lessening of the Wuhan Flu.  (Note- not clear as to why they believe something as stupid as this; then again, they could have some operatives ready to launch new FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS.  We guess we shall see).  In other news, President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to speak at the GOP Convention in North Carolina on June 05, 2021.  Finally, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY 21st congressional district, says that the only one benefitted by the ‘mask mandates’ is Joe Biden.
  72. 2021 Monday J: Social Media News And Big Tech News– The CEO of Cameo says that President Donald J. Trump can join their platform.   Next, Vimeo dumps My Pillow guy, Mike Lindell.  Meanwhile, Judge Mark L. Wolf says the court may take Twitter to task over allegations that the social media site prohibits or bans conservative speech while promoting far-left, loony tunes speech.  Good.  Bust them up.  Elsewhere, Parler is back in the App store and also has a new CEO.  In other BIG TECH news, the Wall Street Journal reports that Bill Gates may have been removed as head of Microsoft over a lengthy affair with an underling, i.e., an employee.  Add to his woes the fact that ties reportedly exist between him and murdered pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein.
  73. 2022 Tuesday: Yes, we know, we are running behind but business is back!

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The next studio album by the Beach Boys- “The Beach Boys Today”- came out on March 08, 1965 and is among their all-time greatest efforts- to date, that, is.  The lineup features Brian Wilson (bass, piano, organ, vocals), Mike Love (vocals and saxophones), Carl Wilson (vocals and guitars), Dennis Wilson (drums and vocals), and Alan Jardine (guitars, bass, and vocals).  Of the 12 tunes here, practically everyone is a classic revered to this day more than half a century later.  On this album you will find (1) “Do You Wanna Dance” with Dennis Wilson doing the lead vocals; (2) “Good to My Baby”; (3) “Don’t Hurt My Little Sister”; (4) “When I Grow Up to be a Man”; (5) “Help Me, Rhonda”; (6) “Dance, Dance, Dance,” and (7) “Please Let Me Wonder.”  All of these songs are absolute must-own tunes while the other five is a joy to listen to, too.  We hope you will seek this album out and make it a part of your listening rotation.  You will be glad you did.  Enjoy.

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[i] We definitely look forward to doing the music of the amazing Taj Mahal one day.  Remain alert for when that day arrives.

[ii] We are unclear as to when we will begin promoting the music of the legendary British rock band, YES, but when we do, you will be the first to know.  This offering will go as long as- if not longer- than the Beatles and their individual members.   Please stay tuned.

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

[iv] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019.  This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins.  Please, look for them.

[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] We certainly hope to do the music of the legendary Donna Summer one day.

[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.

133. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022

1979 Sunday: In Revolutionary Iran, the high court sentences the Shah and his entire family to death for crimes against the people. Someone should sentence all the mullahs to death.

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133. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022:

Native American Day (Wyoming, state observance)

U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Samuel Dexter; U.S. Secretary of War James McHenry; U.S. Senator Tom Cotton; “Let it Be” by the Beatles, Booker T. and the MG’s featuring Donald “Duck” Dunn, Fleetwood Mac featuring Danny Kirwan, Ian Gillan Band featuring Colin Towns, the J. Geil’s Band featuring Magic Dick, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band featuring Jimmy Copley, Mott the Hoople featuring Peter Overend Watts, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Paint It Black” by the Rolling Stones, Roxy Music featuring Paul Thompson, and Stevie Wonder:

  1. 535 Friday:  St. Agapetus I begins his reign as the 57th Roman Catholic pope.  He would serve from today until April 22, 536.
  2. 1110 Friday: The Crusaders march into Beirut and start a bloodbath as they kill not only prisoners but civilians as well.
  3. 1568 Monday: At the Battle of Langside, the English defeat the army of Mary Queen of Scots.
  4. 1572 Saturday: The 226th Roman Catholic Pope Gregory XIII assumes office on this date.  He would guide his global flock from today until April 10, 1585.
  5. 1588 Friday: King Henry III flees Paris before howling mobs.
  6. 1607 Sunday: An expedition led by Captain Christopher Newport arrived at Jamestown, Va.  The passengers went ashore the following day, and this site became the first permanent settlement composed of English colonists.
  7. 1655 Thursday: In the Papal States, future 244th Roman Catholic Pope Innocent XIII is born Michelangelo dei Conti.  He would pick up his Holy Cross on May 08, 1721, and would carry it until March 07, 1724.
  8. 1792 Sunday: In the Papal States, future 255th Roman Catholic Pope Pius IX is born Count Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti.  As pontiff, Pius IX would assume his role as the Vicar of Christ on June 16, 1846, and would carry it until February 07, 1878.
  9. 1800 Tuesday: The 3rd U.S. Secretary of War James McHenry left office on this date.  A Federalist, he served under Presidents George Washington, and John Adams from January 27, 1796, until today.
  10. 1801 Wednesday: The 3rd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Samuel Dexter left office on this date.  A Federalist, Dexter served under President John Adams from January 01, 1801, until today.
  11. 1821 Sunday: Samuel Rust patented the first practical printing press in the United States on this date.
  12. 1830 Thursday: The people proclaim the Republic of Ecuador on this date with Juan Jose Flores as its first president.
  13. 1846 Wednesday: The United States declared that a state of war already existed with Mexico on this date.
  14. 1854 Saturday: Malcolm Hall in Syracuse, N.J. held the first big American billiards match.
  15. 1861 Monday: Britain declared its neutrality in the American Civil War on this date; however, the monarchy favored the South.
  16. 1864 Saturday: As Union troops under the command of General William T. Sherman fought towards the city of Atlanta, the Battle of Resaca began on this date.
  17. 1865 Sunday: The last land engagement of the Civil War—the Battle of Palmito Ranch in the far south of Texas—took place on this date, more than a month after General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox, Va.
  18. 1873 Tuesday: Ludwig M. Wolf patented the sewing machine lamp holder on this date.
  19. 1880 Thursday: Thomas Edison tested his experimental electric railway in Menlo Park, N.J., on this date.
  20. 1888 Sunday: Brazil abolished slavery on this date.
  21. 1897 Thursday: Guglielmo Marconi sent the world’s first wireless communication over open sea on this date.
  22. 1911 Saturday: The New York giants set a major league record when 10 runners crossed home plate before the first out of the game against St. Louis.  
  23. 1912 Monday: The Royal Flying Corps forms in Great Britain.
  24. 1913 Tuesday: Igor Sikorsky flew the first four engine aircraft on this date.
  25. 1917 Sunday: Near Fatima, Portugal, three peasant children reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary.
  26. 1918 Monday: The United States Post Office issued the first airmail postage stamps with airplanes on them and did so in the denominations of 6, 16, and 24 cents.  The featured airplane was a Curtiss JN-4 biplane but on some of the stamps, the “Jenny” was upside-down which made the stamps collector’s items.
  27. 1934 Sunday: The Great Dustbowl storm sweeps across the Midwest of the United States.
  28. 1937 Thursday: In Prague, Czechoslovakia, the future 64th U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is born.  She would serve under President Bill Clinton from January 23, 1997, to January 20, 2001.
  29. 1940 Monday: In the dark early days of World War II, new British Prime Minister Winston Churchill tells the nation, “I have nothing to offer, but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.”   Across the English Channel, all hell is breaking loose as the Blitzkrieg blows through one French position after another.  German warplanes rule the skies and fleeing civilians clog the roads the French, Belgian, and British troops need to rush reinforcements to a rapidly collapsing front.  The Allies already are in a state of shock.
  30. 1941 Tuesday: Axis troops are now rolling towards the Soviet Union in preparation for Operation Barbarossa, the largest land invasion in the history of warfare.  Armored units, air and artillery, there will be more than a million men crashing across the frontier sometime in June.  Meanwhile, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini is in Berlin, seeking help for the Final Solution back in his homeland.  He goes on the radio sending out the call for a Holy War against the British and the Jews.
  31. 1942 Wednesday: A planned offensive in the Crimea is not going well for the Soviets.  They had hopes of emplacing pockets of troops behind German and Rumanian lines, but the two allies are having none of it.  They launch fierce counterattacks against the Soviet incursions, pushing them into a retreat for which they had not planned.  Still, they will be able to evacuate loads of their troops to fight another day.
  32. 1943 Thursday: The war in North Africa comes to an end as remaining German and Italian units surrender to the Allies.  Panzer Army Afrika has fired its last round, endured its last hardship, and is out of the fight.  The war will continue another two years in Europe and longer in the China-Burma-India Theater.
  33. 1944 Saturday: The Red Army continues cleaning up Axis resistance in the Ukraine and in the northern portion of the country.  Still, the Germans fight on, resisting all the way.
  34. 1945 Sunday: In Europe, German troops and civilians continue fleeing to the West so as to evade capture by the Red Army. In Asia, the Japanese are retreating on all fronts.
  35. 1946 Monday: The United States convicts 58 former Mauthausen Concentration Camps guards and sentences them to death.  Meanwhile, Richard Salwitz—aka “Magic Dick”—future harmonist and vocalist with the famed J. Geil’s Band[i] was born in the United States.
  36. 1947 Tuesday: Peter Overend Watts, future bassist for the English bands, Mott the Hoople[ii], Mott, and the British Lions was born on this date.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate approves the Taft-Hartley Act, which limits the power of labor unions…a remarkable thing to be sure!
  37. 1948 Thursday: Future keyboardist with the Ian Gillan Band[iii], Colin Towns, is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
  38. 1949 Friday: The first gas turbine to pump natural gas underwent installation on this date in Wilmar, Ark.
  39. 1950 Saturday: Diner’s Club issues its first credit cards.  Elsewhere in England, Danny Kirwan, future guitarist with the band Fleetwood Mac[iv], was born in the United Kingdom.  What’s more, in Saginaw, Michigan, future music mega-star, Stevie Wonder, is born.
  40. 1951 Sunday: Paul Thompson, future drummer with the British rock band, Roxy Music[v], was born in Great Britain on this date. 
  41. 1954 Thursday: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Act.
  42. 1958 Tuesday: Vice President Richard M. Nixon and his wife, Pat, were spat upon and their limousine battered by rocks thrown by violent anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela.  Elsewhere, French troops took control of Algiers during the Algerian War.
  43. 1963 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Brady v. Maryland, upheld 7-2, a lower court decision overturning the death sentence—but not the conviction!—of John L. Brady for murder.  The reason for this was that the prosecution had withheld from the defense a statement by a separately tried accomplice, Charles D. Boblit that he had carried out the 1958 killing of William Brooks during a robbery.  Brady spent years in prison in legal limbo, declining his right to another sentencing hearing; eventually, he the authorities gave him parole.  Boblit, 79, remains imprisoned in Maryland.
  44. 1965 Thursday: The Rolling Stones[vi] record “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
  45. 1966 Friday: The Rolling Stones[vii] release “Paint It Black.”
  46. 1967 Saturday: Mickey Mantle hit his 500th home run on this date.
  47. 1968 Monday: Peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam commenced on this date in Paris, France.
  48. 1970 Wednesday: The Beatles[viii]’ movie, “Let It Be,” premieres.
  49. 1972 Saturday: 118 people died after fire broke out at the Sennichi Department Store in Osaka, Japan.
  50. 1973 Sunday: In tennis’ first so-called “Battle of the Sexes,” Bobby Riggs defeated Margaret Court 6-2, 6-1 in Ramona.  In September, however, Billie Jean King defeated Riggs at the Houston Astrodome.
  51. 1975 Tuesday: Hailstones the size of tennis balls battered Wenerville, Tennessee, on this date.
  52. 1976 Thursday: In the 9th and final American Basketball Association’s Finals, the New York Nets beat the Denver Nuggets 4 games to 2.
  53. 1977 Friday: In Dardanelle, Arkansas, future U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, is born.  A Republican, he would enter the Senate on 01-03-2015.
  54. 1978 Saturday: Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard improves his professional boxing record to 11-0 after he scores a TKO over Randy Milton at 2:55 of Round 8 in a 10-round fight.
  55. 1979 Sunday: In Revolutionary Iran, the high court sentences the Shah and his entire family to death for crimes against the people. Someone should sentence all the mullahs to death.
  56. 1981 Wednesday: Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca shoots and seriously wounds Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square.   
  57. 1982 Thursday: The Chicago Cubs became the first major baseball team to win 8,000 games.
  58. 1985 Monday: A confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the racial group, MOVE ended as police dropped an explosive onto the group’s headquarters, which resulted in 11 deaths in the ensuing fire.  Elsewhere, at the age of 42 years and 11 months, Tony Perez became the oldest player in major league history to hit a grand slam home run.
  59. 1989 Saturday: Approximately 2,000 students begin a hunger strike in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.
  60. 1991 Monday: South African activist Winnie Mandela undergoes conviction for the abduction of four black South Africans.
  61. 1994 Friday: President Bill Clinton nominated federal appeals Judge Stephen G. Breyer to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Harry A. Blackmun; Breyer went on to win Senate confirmation.
  62. 1996 Wednesday: O. J. Simpson appears on British television and discusses his ‘not guilty’ verdict.
  63. 1999 Thursday: In Moscow, lawmakers commenced the impeachment trial of Boris Yeltsin on this date.
  64. 2002 Monday: President George W. Bush announced that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin would sign a treaty to shrink their countries nuclear arsenals by two-thirds.
  65. 2008 Tuesday: U.S. military assets clash with members of Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi army in Sadr City, Baghdad, which results in 11 dead and another 20 or so wounded. 
  66. 2009 Wednesday: President Barack Hussein Obama proclaims May 2009 as Jewish American Heritage Month.  Wow.   Elsewhere, Pope Benedict XVI advocates for the creation of a Palestinian state.
  67. 2010 Thursday: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates open-air Mass at Fatima, Portugal with over 500,000 pilgrims attending from 35 nations including Vietnam, China, and India.
  68. 2011 Friday: In Egypt, authorities extend the detention of former President Hosni Mubarak for another 15 days.  Across the rest of the Muslim world, the Arab Spring continues from one end of the world to the other as Muslims are rising up in anger against their totalitarian governments.  
  69. 2012 Sunday: In China, violent rainfalls and flooding in the Hunan Province destroy a bridge and 3,500 homes, causing Pinhjiang County to evacuate 28,000 people.  Meanwhile, in bloodthirsty Mexico, 49 dismembered bodies line a Mexican highway, all from the ongoing drug wars.  Meanwhile, the Syrian civil war spills over into Tripoli, Lebanon, what with pro-and-anti-Bashar al-Assad supporters clashing violently in the streets of this historic city.
  70. 2012 Sunday A: Donald “Duck” Dunn- famed bassist with Booker T. and the MGs throughout his life as well as with many of the big-name rock and roll stars of the 1960s and beyond- died in his sleep at age 70 in Tokyo, Japan.
  71. 2013 Monday: In Belize, a construction company requiring road fill gravel destroys a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid.  Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder goes before Congress today to give testimony as to how HE had NO CLUE that the U.S. Department of Justice seizing TWO MONTHS of telephone records from the Associated Press.  Yet, the FAKE NEWS media continues slobbering all over the knobber of the Obama-Biden administration.  What a bunch of sycophantic losers.
  72. 2014 Tuesday: Researchers discover Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria, off the coast of Haiti.  Elsewhere, Vietnamese citizens take to the streets in protest over the Chi-Coms decision to slap an oil rig in Vietnamese waters.  Tens of thousands of Vietnamese show up outside factories and businesses with Chinese names to show their displeasure with the bullies in Beijing.  Of course, this will have no effect on the Red Dragon…
  73. 2015 Wednesday: The Vatican indicates that it is going to enter into an agreement to recognize Palestine as a separate nation.  Meanwhile, chalk one up for the home team- the government of Iraq that a successful airstrike in the northern part of the country has delivered ISIS second in command Abdul Rahman Mustafa Mohammed to Allah far sooner than the POS planned on meeting him.  Awesome.  Hopefully, Allah will consign your worthless ass to hell.
  74. 2016 Friday: Vladimir Putin- dictator of Russia- threatens to neutralize a new U.S. ballistic missile system being deployed throughout Europe to combat the Russians should they choose to strike NATO.   Elsewhere, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice inform ALL U.S. school districts to allow trannys to use the bathrooms with which they claim to identify.  Chalk up another win for the HATE AMERICA CROWD.
  75. 2017 Saturday: According to On This Day, a 22-year-old blogger working in the United Kingdom accidentally halts the spread of a global ransomware cyberattack by finding the so-called ‘kill switch.’  Congratulations.  Elsewhere, at Gwadar Port in Baluchistan, Pakistan, gunmen swoop down on a group of construction workers, lighting them up with automatic weapons fire.  The attack claims the lives of at least 10 workers and wounds numerous others.  
  76. 2017 Saturday A: In Bristol, England, former drummer with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band from 2007-2015- Jimmy Copley- died at age 63 from leukemia.  
  77. 2018 Sunday: In northwestern Pakistan, violent rainstorms rampaged through the region, killing at least 15 and wounding numerous others.  Elsewhere, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that ‘IF North Korea dismantles its nuclear weapons, the United States will lift sanctions.’
  78. 2019 Monday: Sweden announced a reopening of the rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from the United Kingdom.  This could put a hold on the United States that seeks to get him to their country so they can prosecute him for leaking loads of U.S. military secrets stolen by Bradley Manning and others during the Iraq War.
  79. 2020 Wednesday: Here are the latest COVID-19 statistics for the day: around the globe, we have 4,347,015 confirmed cases, 297,197 confirmed deaths, and 1,548,547 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have 1,421,061 confirmed cases, 84,763 confirmed deaths, and 243,517 confirmed recoveries.  In the three states in which, we have participating chef-authors, California has 71,141 confirmed cases, 2,934 confirmed deaths, and once again, 0 number of confirmed recoveries because Gov. Gavin Newsom won’t share them.  Next, Hawaii has 638 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 563 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, Washington state has 17,512 confirmed cases, 975 confirmed deaths, and 0 number of confirmed recoveries because it’s all POLITICAL.  Thank you, communist China, thank you, Democratic Party, beware of communist China-Democratic Party collusion.  Meanwhile, the judge in the Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn case- Judge Emmet Sullivan- refuses to let the case go even after the U.S. Department of Justice said it’s not going to prosecute this case.  This is what is wrong in the United States, we have dictatorial judges who need to be impeached and removed from office.  Perhaps when the GOP controls both houses of Congress in January 2021?   
  80. 2021 Thursday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 161,801,690 confirmed cases, +724,793, 3,357,598  confirmed deaths, +12,796 and 140,642,031 confirmed recoveries, +65,862.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,623,686 confirmed cases, UP 37,414 from yesterday’s reporting, 598,518 confirmed deaths, UP 740,[ix] and 26,665,848 confirmed recoveries, UP 47,365.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[x]   
  81. 2021 Thursday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, there have been 282,522 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 180,087 deaths.      
  82. 2021 Thursday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,765,100 confirmed cases, 62,564 confirmed deaths, and 2,008,558 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,282,612 confirmed cases, 35,946 confirmed deaths, and 1,870,952 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 33,450 confirmed cases, 489 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 421,460 confirmed cases, 5,674 confirmed deaths, and 204,165 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., the U.S. Veterans Affairs: they have 258,087 confirmed cases, 11,941 confirmed deaths, and 243,172 confirmed recoveries.[xi]   
  83. 2021 Thursday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 839,059 confirmed cases, 6,379 confirmed deaths, and 831,888 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Myanmar, a ‘bastion’ of human and civil rights: 143,004 cases of the virus, 3,212 confirmed deaths and 132,069 confirmed recoveries.[xii]     
  84. 2021 Thursday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,021.45, UP 433.79 points (+1.29%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,124.99, UP 93.31 points (+0.72%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,112.50, UP 49.46 points (+1.22%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $63.86 per barrel, +0.04 (+0.06%).  The price of GOLD is $1,825.40 per troy oz., +1.50 (+0.08%) while the price of SILVER is $27.15 per troy ounce, +0.09 (+0.32%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,212.50 per troy oz, +6.00 (+0.50%) while the price of COPPER is $4.68 per pound, -0.01 (-0.31%).[xiii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,867.35 per troy oz, +0.22 (+0.01%).[xiv] The price of RHODIUM is $28,400.00 per troy oz., +400.00 (+1.43%).[xv]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000020.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.45 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.95.     In Sudanese Pound, one greenback equals 400.10 and in Suriname Dollar, a buck equals 14.15 and in Swazi Lilangeni, one dollar equals 14.12 of theirs.[xvi]    
  85. 2021 Thursday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.118 per gallon, $2.896 in Florida, $3.850 in Hawaii, and $3.527 in Washington state.[xvii]    Let’s look at one other location- South Dakota: $2.892.  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- Afghanistan: $2.215 per U.S. Gallon.[xviii]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,282,286,307,412 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.
  86. 2021 Thursday F: Foreign News / Overseas News– After Hamas has launched more than 1,500 rockets into civilian areas within Israel since Monday, it would appear that Israeli ground and air assets are crossing the border into the hellhole known as Gaza.  Moses Scharbug III, aka Mo- who now lives in Israel- says that it is a clash between civilization and darkness, a clash between light and barbarism and that the Israelis must crush these animalistic scum with every weapon possessed in their arsenal.  We all tend to agree.  Send these cockroaches howling into 1,000 years of darkness, naked and devastated.  The Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer says that ‘Hamas must be taught a lesson that it cannot murder Israelis with impunity.’  Amen.  We say, ‘use neutron bombs and eliminate these rats.’   
  87. 2021 Thursday G: Political News I– While Israel fights for its very survival, Anti-Semitic scum such as Rep. Ilhan “Allah Akbar” Omar, DS-MN 5th congressional district, and Rep. Rashida “Foul Mouth” Tlaib, DS-MI 13th congressional district, are more or less calling for her destruction by not providing her support in her hour of need.  As Mo says, ‘NO matter what the Democratic-Socialists say, God gave the land encompassed by Israel to Moses more than 2,000 years ago.  It was the homeland of the Jews and the only reason it was not because first the Romans and then the Muslims drove them off the land.  If one wants to talk about the ‘right of return,’ Jews have the first and ONLY right of return.’  Could not say it better ourselves.   Regarding these two Islamist congresswomen, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA 14th congressional district, confronted the head of the ‘suicide squad,’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aka AOC aka Baby Evita aka Sandy Cortez (birth name), DS-NY 14th congressional district, and called her out over her support for ‘terrorists.’  
  88. 2021 Thursday H: Business News– The Biden Regime is doing a lot of chest-thumping over the fact that last week ONLY 473,000 new jobless claims were filed.  What they neglect to say is that there are 8,000,000 unfilled in jobs in the U.S., jobs that are NOT being filled because of the Biden’s regime edict that the unemployed receive MORE money sitting at home in their skivvies than they would if they were on the job.  (Note- we believe the Biden regime is doing this so as to whine in a few weeks that ‘to fill these empty jobs, illegal aliens will have to do the work Americans are unwilling to do.’  We’ve heard this tune before.
  89. 2021 Thursday I: Joe Biden Regime News I– Joe Biden’s $86 billion pension bailout plan is set to boost corporate bonds.  In related news, a House panel is backing a bill that will spend $8 billion to shift the United States Postal Service from gas-fueled vehicles to electric vehicles.  (Note- fascinating how coincidental the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline running through 17 states and now the Dems are pushing for more electric vehicles than ever.  You realize that once everyone has EVs, they will be restricted to a certain radius because of charging station availability, the length of the charge, as well as the fact that electric cars are far more expensive, batteries harder to dispose of due to their toxicity, and the eventual pushing of everyone out of electric vehicles to public transit in much the same way we have Ubers).[xx]   
  90. 2021 Thursday J: Voting Integrity / Fraudulent And Stolen Election News– As the Arizona state senate continues its investigation into the fraudulent 2020 Elections, investigators announce that the Maricopa County election officials WIPED the voting machines’ memories.  Here again is yet another reason as to why millions of Americans continue to believe that what happened in the days following November 03 were not legit.  And still, the Democrats continue crying and sniveling that anyone questioning the results of the 2020 Election is somehow a backwoods goober.  (Note- the evidence continues piling up by the day that November 03, 2020, was the worst example of elections fraud in the history of our great nation).
  91. 2021 Thursday K: Miscellaneous News I– Democrats are seeking a ban on military weapons making their way into the hands of local police departments.   Next, Governor Andrew “Killer” Cuomo aka the Love Gov aka the Gropin’ Gov has hired criminal defense attorneys without saying if HE is paying for them or the Empire State will.  (Note- our bet is on the taxpayers of New York).  Speaking of worthless governors, Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom, DS-CA, says he will ‘END the mask mandate on June 15.’  (Note- too late, there ‘Smiler;’ no matter what you do, WE are recalling you).  Elsewhere, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY 21st congressional district, is trying to fight off potential challengers as she seeks to become the No. 3 in the GOP House leadership.  (Note- most of us would like to seen Devin Nunes, R-CA 22nd congressional district, or Jim Jordan, R-OH 4th congressional district, get the job).
  92. 2022 Friday: You know the drill…

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

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

[iii] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018.  Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands.  All are fabulous.

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

[v] We promoted the music of Roxy Music, as well as its three principal members- Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay- beginning on Wednesday, 05-February-2020, through Sunday, 19-April-2020.

[vi] 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.

[vii] See previous.

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

[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] Imagine if those poor folks in Paradise, California, a few years back had nothing but EVs.  With the entire perimeter of the town ablaze, what if one’s car was not charged…the death toll there would have been far greater than it was, and it was pretty damn bad.

132. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022

2019 Sunday: The government of Cuba continues to lie: due to the U.S. ‘embargo’ (remember: every other nation in the world trades with this POS communist hellhole) and hoarding by its people, the government must ration more products including vital foodstuffs such as rice and beans.

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132. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022:

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices James Iredell and Stanley Matthews; U.S. Secretary of the Interior Manuel Archibald Lujan Jr., U.S. Secretary of State Timothy Pickering; U.S. Secretary of War Timothy Pickering;  the Faces featuring Ian McLagan, Fairport Convention featuring Martin Lamble, KISS featuring Eric Singer, Mountain featuring Steve Knight, the Rolling Stones featuring Brian Jones and Mick Jagger, Toto featuring Greg Phillinganes, and Traffic featuring Steve Winwood:

  1. 1003 Thursday: The reign of the 139th Roman Catholic Pope Sylvester II ends on this date.  He first became the shepherd of all Christendom on April 02, 999.
  2. 1012 Tuesday: The reign of the 142nd Roman Catholic Pope Sergius IV ends on this date.  He first became the Vicar of Christ on July 31, 1009, and over the next 2 years and 286 days, he guided all Christendom on their journey to commune with God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Mother Mary, and all the saints.
  3. 1215 Tuesday: English barons serve ultimatum on King John without a country.
  4. 1328 Wednesday: The reign of Antipope Nicholas V- the 196.1st Roman Catholic pontiff- begins on this date.  Elected in opposition to Pope John XXII, he served from today until July 25, 1330.  
  5. 1733 Tuesday: Maria Theresa becomes the queen of Bohemia in Prague.
  6. 1780 Friday: During the Revolutionary War, the besieged city of Charleston, South Carolina, surrendered to British forces.
  7. 1790 Wednesday: The nation’s 6th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice James Iredell takes his place on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Federalist, President George Washington nominated Iredell for his position on the court.  He served from today until his death on October 20, 1799.
  8. 1797 Friday: Napoleon I of France conquers the Italian city-state of Venice.
  9. 1800 Monday: The 3rd U.S. Secretary of State Timothy Pickering left office on this date.  A Federalist, he served under President George Washington from December 10, 1795, until today.  He belonged to the Federalist Party.
  10. 1847 Wednesday: William Clayton invented the odometer on this date.
  11. 1862 Monday: Union troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  12. 1864 Thursday: The Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in Virginia commences on this date.
  13. 1865 Friday: The last battle of the Civil War takes place at Palmito Ranch, Texas.
  14. 1870 Thursday: An act creating the Canadian province of Manitoba received royal assent, to take effect in July.
  15. 1871 Friday: The city of Louisville, Kentucky, initiates segregated streetcars.
  16. 1881 Thursday: Tunisia becomes a protectorate of France.  Elsewhere, the 46th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Matthews assumes his position on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Republican, he was nominated by President James A. Garfield to fill the seat of Associate Justice Noah Haynes Swayne’s seat.  Matthews served from today until March 22, 1889. 
  17. 1888 Saturday: Charles Sherrill of the Yale track team became the first runner to use the crouching start for a fast break in a foot race.
  18. 1898 Thursday: Louisiana adopts a new constitution with a grandfathered clause designed to eliminate black voters.
  19. 1922 Friday: A 20-ton meteor crashed near Blackstone, Virginia.
  20. 1926 Wednesday: The airship Norge became the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
  21. 1928 Saturday: IL Duce, Benito Mussolini ends women’s rights in Fascist Italy.  Elsewhere, in San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, future 46th U.S. Interior Secretary Manuel Archibald Lujan Jr. is born.  Secretary Lujan would serve under President George H.W. Bush from February 03, 1989, to January 20, 1993.
  22. 1932 Thursday: Law enforcement authorities discovered the body of Charles Lindbergh Jr.–the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindberg–in a wooded area near Hopewell, New Jersey.
  23. 1933 Friday: The Federal Emergency Relief Administration undergoes establishment to provide help for the needy and for farmers, too.
  24. 1935 Sunday: Future keyboardist with the American rock band, Mountain[i]—Steve Knight—was born in New York City on this date.
  25. 1937 Wednesday: Britain’s King George VI receives the crown at Westminster Abbey; his wife, Elizabeth, took the crown as Queen Consort.
  26. 1938 Thursday: In Switzerland, Sandoz Laboratories create LSD-25 in the lab from fungus growing on rye.
  27. 1940 Sunday: The Nazis cross the Meuse River during the Blitzkrieg, driving French Belgian, and British troops before them.
  28. 1941 Monday: On this date in Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler’s closest ally, Martin Bormann, assumed command of the Nazi Party Chancellery, a post he would hold until May 02, 1945, when he was killed by the Russian attempting to flee Berlin.
  29. 1942 Tuesday: The Red Army occupies Kharkov and holds it until 1943.  Meanwhile, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, a German U-Boat sinks a U.S. cargo ship.
  30. 1943 Wednesday: During World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered.  The two-week Trident Conference, headed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, opened in Washington, D.C.
  31. 1944 Friday: In Italy, heavy fighting continues to the north of Monte Cassino as the Polish 2nd Corps continues attacking German paratroopers clinging to their positions.  No matter what the Allies hurl at the diehard German defenders, they continue throwing it back.
  32. 1945 Saturday: Ian McLagan of Small Faces[ii] and Faces[iii] fame was born on this date in Hounslow, England.  A talented keyboardist and vocalist, too, he performs with his current band, the Bump Band and has performed with other groups, notably, the Rolling Stones[iv] among others.
  33. 1948 Wednesday: Stevie Winwood, future keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist with the Spencer Davis Group[v], Traffic, and as a solo artist, was born in Birmingham, England, on this date.
  34. 1949 Thursday: The Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western Powers had succeeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift.
  35. 1950 Friday: The American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction after having it for 34 years.  Good for them!
  36. 1955 Thursday: Chicago Cubs Sam Jones is the first black player to pitch major league no-hitter vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-0 win.  Meanwhile, in Manhattan, the last elevated rail line- the Third Avenue El- ceased operations.
  37. 1956 Saturday: In Detroit, Michigan, future member of Toto- Greg Phillinganes (keyboards 2005-2008)- is born.
  38. 1957 Sunday: A.J. Foyt won his first auto racing victory in Kansas City, MO.
  39. 1958 Monday: The United States and Canada signed an agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (later the North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD).  Elsewhere, future drummer with KISS[vi] (drums/vocals 1991-96 / 2001-02 / 2004-present)— Eric Singer—is born on this date in Cleveland, Ohio.
  40. 1959 Tuesday: Elizabeth Taylor marries fourth husband, Eddie Fisher.
  41. 1963 Sunday: Betty Miller became the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean as she landed her Piper Apache in Brisbane, Australia, having left Oakland, California, on April 30, making three stopovers along the way.
  42. 1968 Sunday: Brian Jones gives his final performance as a Rolling Stone at Empire Pool, Wembley, London.
  43. 1969 Monday: Martin Lamble—drummer with the British band, Fairport Convention[vii] (1967-1969)—died in London Borough of Barnet, England, the victim of an automobile accident on this date; he was just 19-years-old.
  44. 1970 Tuesday: The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackmun as a Supreme Court Justice.  President Richard M. Nixon nominated him to the high court.  Elsewhere, Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs hits his 500th home run.
  45. 1971 Wednesday: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones[viii] marries Bianca Macias of Nicaragua.
  46. 1978 Friday: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women—why not?
  47. 1982 Wednesday: In Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpowered a Spanish priest armed with a bayonet who attacked Pope John Paul II.  (In 2008, the pope’s longtime private secretary revealed that the Pontiff suffered serious wounds in the assault).
  48. 1997 Monday: Australian Susie Maroney became the first woman to swim from Cuba to Florida, covering the 118-mile distance in 24.5 hours.
  49. 2002 Sunday: Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba, becoming the first U.S. president in or out of office to visit since the 1959 revolution that put communist Fidel Castro into power.  
  50. 2003 Monday: The Texas House ground to a standstill after 51 Democratic lawmakers left the state in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.  The Dems returned four days later from Oklahoma after killing the bill.  The Democrats are the party of obstruction.
  51. 2008 Monday: A monstrous magnitude 7.9 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province left more than 87,000 people dead or missing.  Elsewhere, Irena Sendler credited with saving some 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust died in Warsaw, Poland, at age 98.  Finally, Cleveland Indians second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera turned the 14th unassisted triple play in major league history during the second game of a double-header against Toronto, which won the match 3-0, in 10 innings.
  52. 2009 Tuesday: Autoworker John Demjanjuk arrives in Munich, Germany, where he will undergo a new trial to determine if he was a guard at a Nazi death camp during World War II.
  53. 2010 Wednesday: After new allegations of torture come out, the International Committee of the Red Cross announces that a new secret prison on the U.S. Air Force Base at Baghram, Afghanistan will be closed.  Meanwhile, Pyongyang announces it has achieved ‘nuclear fusion’ which causes scientists across the world to scoff at their announcement.
  54. 2011 Thursday: As NATO continues carrying out airstrikes against the forces of Moammar Gaddafi, some bombs go astray in Tripoli and fall atop the North Korean Embassy in Tripoli.  Speaking of Gaddafi, he goes on state television to address the people of his nation for the first time in two weeks.
  55. 2012 Saturday:  New evidence that the Mayans did not believe the end of the world came out in this year when a new piece of the Mayan calendar hits the newsstands.  Elsewhere, as tensions grow between the Philippines and communist China, Beijing is forced to deny reports that it has placed its military on a ‘war footing.’  The South China Sea is becoming a potential warzone.
  56. 2013 Sunday: The World Health Organization announces that the Novel coronavirus 2012[ix], the newly discovered coronavirus, also referred to as Saudi SARS, can undergo transmission from person-to-person contact.  Elsewhere, as people celebrate Mother’s Day in New Orleans in a big parade, a gunman opens up on the revelers and wounds at least 19 people.
  57. 2014 Monday:  In the United States, the markets begin to show confidence in the nation’s economy as the stock markets rise and the yield gap increases between two-year and 30-year Treasuries.  Meanwhile, scientists expressed concern during a NASA news conference over a pair of studies which said the huge West Antarctic ice sheet was starting a glacially slow collapse in an unstoppable way, a melt that could eventually add 4-to-12 feet to current sea levels.
  58. 2015 Tuesday: According to Brainy History, a second major earthquake, magnitude 7.3, hits Nepal less than three weeks after a magnitude 7.8-earthquake shook the nation and caused thousands of deaths and injuries; at least 48 people have perished in this second event.  Meanwhile, in his first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis broke out, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry says he will meet with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
  59. 2016 Thursday: Following the vote the previous day in the Brazilian Senate to sideline President Dilma Rousseff, former Vice President Michel Temer becomes interim president until an election can take place.  Elsewhere, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has had all he can with ISIS operating next door in Syria and threatens a cross-border invasion to clean the vile vipers out. 
  60. 2017 Friday: Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack that locked up computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies, and government agencies.   Meanwhile, as cases of the Zika virus in Brazil decline, the nation declares an end to the ‘national emergency.’  Elsewhere, Iran produces a show making it appear as though they are some democratic nation: presidential candidates debate tonight on live TV with rivals to current President Hassan Rouhani ripping him to shreds over his economic policies.
  61. 2018 Saturday: The Ta’ ang National Liberation Army attacks the town of Muse, Myanmar killing 19 civilians and wounding numerous others.   Meanwhile, the Palestinians being what they are set ablaze the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip at Kerem Shalom leading the Israelis to put out the blaze and then to seal the border to all but the most urgent humanitarian cases.  Of course, since this is the one crossing where most goods flowing into the Hamas hellhole flow.  Loud wailing and screaming from the Untermensch (and their liberal allies around the world like U.S. Democrats).   Ramadan begins in four days which is why the Palestinians are running amok.
  62. 2019 Sunday: The government of Cuba continues to lie: due to the U.S. ‘embargo’ (remember: every other nation in the world trades with this POS communist hellhole) and hoarding by its people, the government must ration more products including vital foodstuffs such as rice and beans.
  63. 2020 Tuesday: Due to the Chinese COVID-19 Virus, Democrat governors around the country continue to extend and prolong their stay-at-home orders even though increasing numbers of Americans are beginning to fight back.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposes an illegal alien, Pro-Death-friendly $3 trillion Wuhan Virus relief bill which everyone with sense says is “CRAZY!”  Here are the Kung Flu COVID-19 statistics for the day (around the planet): 4,233,504 confirmed cases, 289,932 confirmed deaths, and 1,481,314 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have 1,399,305 confirmed cases, 83,019 confirmed deaths, and 234,607 confirmed recoveries.  In the three states where the AICPENDBLOG.COM has chef-authors, we start with California: 69,715 confirmed cases, 2,802 confirmed deaths, and once again, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, we have Hawaii: 635 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 563 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, we have Washington state: 17,330 confirmed cases, 962 confirmed deaths, and like California, NO reports of confirmed recoveries.   Democrat governors, we understand you are messing with the statistics so you can continue the lockdown.  You reap what you sow.  IF you are curious about the numbers in the origin nation of the Chinese Virus, they remain the same as they did two weeks ago.
  64. 2021 Wednesday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 161,052,323 confirmed cases, +726,249, 3,344,095  confirmed deaths, +13,178 and 139,983,418 confirmed recoveries, +83,238.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,584,617 confirmed cases, UP 34,297 from yesterday’s reporting, 597,752 confirmed deaths, UP 808,[x] and 26,618,483 confirmed recoveries, UP 65,764.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xi]   
  65. 2021 Wednesday A: NOTE: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, there have been 281,782 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 180,827 deaths.   Now that the CDC says it’s ‘okay’ for kids aged 12-15 to get the shots, the Biden regime is urging parents to rush their children to the nearest drug store to get their immunizations for the Bat Fu Yuk out of Wuhan, communist China.    
  66. 2021 Wednesday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,763,165 confirmed cases, 62,463 confirmed deaths, and 2,006,829 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,278,549 confirmed cases, 35,897 confirmed deaths, and 1,865,556 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 33,376 confirmed cases, 489 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 420,192 confirmed cases, 5,663 confirmed deaths, and 203,994 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., the U.S. Military: they have 291,757 confirmed cases, 348 confirmed deaths, and 278,457 confirmed recoveries.[xii]   
  67. 2021 Wednesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 839,022 confirmed cases, 6,378 confirmed deaths, and 831,794 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- North Macedonia, the birthplace of Alexander the Great (sorry, Greece): 154,372 cases of the virus, 5,151 confirmed deaths and 139,266 confirmed recoveries.[xiii]     
  68. 2021 Wednesday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,587.66, DOWN 681.50 points (-1.99%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,031.68, DOWN 357.75 points (-2.67%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,063.04, DOWN 89.06 points (-2.14%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $65.65 per barrel, -0.43 (-0.65%).  The price of GOLD is $1,816.70 per troy oz., -6.10 (-0.33%) while the price of SILVER is $27.17 per troy ounce, -0.07 (-0.27%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,218.00 per troy oz, -7.90 (-0.64%) while the price of COPPER is $4.72 per pound, -0.01 (-0.26%).[xiv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,868.52 per troy oz, -68.71 (-2.34%).[xv] The price of RHODIUM is $27,700.00 per troy oz., -700.00 (-2.46%).[xvi]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000019.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.46 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.16.     In South Korean Won, one greenback equals 1,132.63 and in South Sudanese Pound, a buck equals 130.26 and in Sri Lankan Rupee, one dollar equals 195.50 of theirs.[xvii]    Meanwhile, Tesla, Apple, and Microsoft are driving the stock markets down.  However, credit card debt has fallen by $49 billion over the past year.  Elsewhere, U.S. consumer prices have gone up by 0.08-percent in April which does not bode well for the American people what with the Consumer Price Index up from a year ago by 4.21-percent.  This is the largest increase since 2009.  Hmmm, what does 2021 have in common with 2009?  Let’s see- Obama-Biden were in the White House and now we have the regime of Biden-Harris in the White House.  See the parallels?  In other business news, thanks to the gas shortage slowing deliveries, Chick-Fill-A is rationing its famous secret sauce.
  69. 2021 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 by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.112 per gallon, $2.886 in Florida, $3.840 in Hawaii, and $3.522 in Washington state.[xviii]    Let’s look at one other location- South Carolina: $2.820.  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- Egypt: $2.114 per U.S. Gallon.[xix]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,278,809,428,671 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.
  70. 2021 Wednesday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Today is Day 50 for ‘Border Czar “Kooky Kamala” Harris NOT to visit the border.  Meanwhile, the Biden regime continues the so-called ‘controversial’ Title 42 implemented by President Donald J. Trump back in March 2020 to close the southern border over Bat Fu Yuk concerns to all but the most essential travel.  People are asking where “Kooky Kamala” stands on the Biden regime continuing the Trump policy?  (Note- we all believe that the border remains wide open and that armies of illegal aliens continue pouring across it which is why we suggest seeding the Rio Grande with alligator pups, lining the border with minefields, laying in foo gas pits, building anti-personnel, anti-vehicle, and \anti-boat obstacles,  as well as to station fast-response units along the border.  We also believe that U.S. Special Forces MUST carry out targeted assassinations of human traffickers, smugglers, and other criminals operating along our southern border).  (Additional note- NO matter what these lying Biden regime officials say, people are still flooding across the southern border.  Period.  In April, more than 178,000 illegals were apprehended crossing the border while 6,000 illegal aliens per day are being released into the interior of the country.  Hunting licenses anyone?).[xxi]
  71. 2021 Wednesday G: Foreign News / Overseas News I– Fighting between the Israelis and the human fecal matter in Gaza continues, thanks to the Biden regime sending billions to the Iranians and millions to the Palestinian terrorists.  Missiles are crisscrossing the border with at least 55 dead, most of whom are Palestinians.[xxii]  The Israelis have launched targeted missile strikes on the Islamic National Bank and the Finance Ministry in Gaza leveling both buildings to the ground.  Speaking of the Iranians, so-called ‘Climate Czar’ John F. “Lurch” Kerry swore today that he NEVER informed the Iranians of Israeli covert ops in Syria.  The Iranians claim otherwise.  Still, the Biden regime is sending a flunky from the U.S. State Department to broker some sort of peace deal between the warring sides.  Good luck.  (Note- at least befuddled old Joe says that ‘Israel has a right to exist and to defend itself.  Exceptionally good, Joe, exceptionally good).
  72. 2021 Wednesday H: Foreign News / Overseas News II– Joe Biden’s erratic policies according to a new report are giving the Chi-Coms the ‘edge’ over the United States.  We concur.  In another surprise news, the U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is sanctioning a Chi-Com official, Yu Hui, who USED to hold office that allowed him to persecute the Falun Gong and other religious minorities.  Wow.  Next, Secretary Blinken stressed ‘U.S. resolve’ to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.  We bet Mr. Lavrov was trembling in his shoes.
  73. 2021 Wednesday I: COVID-19 Updates And Additional Information– A new report says that thanks to the Chi-Coms and their release of the ‘VID around the world and to the United States, drug overdose deaths in the U.S. went back up in 2020.  Thank you, Chi-Coms, thank you.  Meanwhile, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is raising questions about events that have become commonplace during the China Virus pandemic such as lockdowns and restrictions, especially on religious liberties.  Elsewhere, a panel agreed that the WHO- the World Health Organization- should have greater latitude in investigating the origins of pandemics.  Currently, the WHO is in the pocket of the Beijing Bullies.  Moving on, the Buckeye State is giving vaccinated citizens the opportunity to win a lottery of $1 million.  They hope everyone will rush out to get the vaccine.
  74. 2021 Wednesday J: Joe Biden Regime News I– White House reporters are lambasting the Biden regime over its lack of transparency.  Dumb asses, listen up!  First, Joe Biden can only get it together once or twice a week.  The man is senile.  Second, what you see is a continuation of the Obama-Biden regime that shut out the news media, conducted its own in-house photography sessions, and even spied and jailed reporters.  YOU OWN THIS.  They are unhappy that the White House comm team edits all quotes before they go to press.  Wow.  Sounds like Joseph Goebbels is somewhere behind the scenes…Elsewhere, 120 former U.S. military and Department of Defense officials are warning about the peril our country faces as well as that from Joe Biden’s mental fitness (or lack of it).
  75. 2021 Wednesday K: Joe Biden Regime News II– The Biden regime is going to provide federal COVID-19 relief aid to ILLEGAL ALIENS.  Next, Joe Biden is going full-blown Cloward and Piven by pushing his $4.1 trillion spending bill.  He said to the BIG FOUR House and Senate leaders- Kevin McCarthy and “Cocaine  Mitch” McConnell on the right side of the aisle and “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer and Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi- that all he has to do is ‘to snap his (flaccid) fingers and so it shall be.’  Whoa, Joe, whoa. The GOP leaders told ‘Forgetful Joe’ moments later that ‘raising taxes on the American people is a nonstarter.’  
  76. 2021 Wednesday L: Crime And Punishment News / Law Enforcement News–  According to Newsmax, prosecutors in the Derek Chauvin case asked for an ‘upward departure’ which means that they want Chauvin to get more time than he originally would have due to the fact that he abused his power.  The judge in the case agreed and made a ruling that will allow the sentence to become harsher both for him and the other three officers awaiting trial.   Meanwhile, the POS shooter who opened up in Times Square, New York City, a few days ago and shot three people including a young child was apprehended down in Florida. 
  77. 2021 Wednesday M: Political News I– Last night, she was running her mouth and today, she is still running her mouth.  Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, was voted out as House GOP conference chair.  She went to the mics after being humiliated and said she ‘will work to make sure that President Donald J. Trump NEVER gets close to the White House ever again.’  WTF is wrong with you, Liz?  Just cross over to the Democrat side of the aisle, you and your father were NEVER flipping Republicans, you frigging moron.[xxiii]  Ret. Col. Denton Knapp says, ‘Cheney’s ouster was justified.’  Correct.  She is not a team player.  However, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY 21st congressional district, says that the ‘House GOP will advance with a unified conservative vision’ as the real battle is winning the House (and Senate) back in 2022.
  78. 2021 Wednesday N: Political News II– Yet another Democrat domino topples, this time new tax records show that a former staffer for Senator Dianne “The Disoriented” Feinstein- Daniel Jones who runs the ultra-left-wing, pro-Marxist TDIP, aka the Democracy Integrity Project, colluded with George Soros, the globalist former Nazi now a pro-communist scumbag to fund the so-called ‘Steele Dossier,’ the phony document with which the Democrats went after President Donald J. Trump.  It is amazing as to how as time passes; more information comes to light that continues to show just what an evil, bogus sham investigation the ‘Special Counsel’ Robert S. Mueller III was.  NOTHING BUT CRAP.  Meanwhile, Senator Maggie Hassan, DS-NH, considered to be most at risk in next year’s elections, blasts the Biden regime’s economic policies as being bad for the Granite State.  Wise up, Joe.  Even members of your party are preparing to swim against the current.
  79. 2021 Wednesday O: Political News III– Two far-left Democratic-Socialist senators, “Crazy Mazie” Hirono, Hawaii, and “Creepy Cory” Booker, New Jersey, are planning to set up a ‘new caucus’ in the haloed halls of Congress (yeah, right), the BIPOC- Black, Indigenous, and People of Color caucus.  Wow.  Big deal.  ONLY Democrats who are ‘black, indigenous, and people of color’ will qualify while Republicans who identify with those same groups will be kept at arm’s length as though they have B.O.  What a load of crap.  Still, look at the two losers setting it up and we mean LOSERS, with a capital “L.”  Elsewhere, H.R. 1 is stuck in a Senate committee.  We hope it remains there as though it’s in a tar pit.
  80. 2021 Wednesday P: National Security News– The federal government is easing restrictions in 12 states with which to combat the gasoline shortages thanks to the cyberattack on the Colonial pipeline that runs from Texas through 16 other states ending up in Maine.  Yet, the feds do not seem to want to address the hack, claiming it’s a confidential business matter.  Uh-huh.  Experts claim that the cyberattack exposes the lack of required defenses protecting pipelines such as the Colonial pipeline. 
  81. 2021 Wednesday Q: Big Tech News– Rep. Ken Buck, R-CO 4th congressional district, is demanding answers from CEO Tim Cook and Apple regarding their use of SLAVE LABOR in Chi-Com concentration camps in Xinjiang Province and elsewhere within that communist country.  Crickets. 
  82. 2021 Wednesday R: Popular Culture News– The Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2021 are Jay-Z[xxiv], the Go-Gos[xxv], and the Foo Fighters[xxvi] who all got in on their first nomination as well as Carole King[xxvii], Todd Rundgren[xxviii], and Tina Turner[xxix].  Congratulations.  What about the Monkees?[xxx]  Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres is giving up her TV talk show after 19 years of being a major guiding light.
  83. 2021 Wednesday S: Religion News– Catholic bishops in the U.S. are pushing back against Marxist Pope Francis edict on NOT denying Joe Biden and other wayward Pro-Death politicians by urging everyone to sign onto a petition to make sure the Hyde Amendment continues being the law of the land.  The Hyde Amendment prohibits U.S. taxpayer dollars being used to fund abortions.  (Note- Pope Francis, YOU need to resign NOW).  
  84. 2021 Wednesday T: California Lottery Results / Super Lotto And Powerball Draws–  First, here are the results for the Super Lotto Draw #3559 with a $45 million jackpot on the line: 01, 19, 20, 38, 54, and Powerball 17.  Out of 127,842 winning tickets, the highest winners were THREE people who had FIVE numbers for a prize of $14,328 apiece.  The winning tickets were sold in (1) Oh Those Donuts in Costa Mesa, CA 92627; (2) Safeway in Walnut Creek, CA 94596; and (3) Easy Money in San Francisco, CA 94122.  Next, here are the numbers for the Powerball Draw #845, the one with $168 million on the line: 01, 19, 20, 38, 54, and Powerball 17.  Out of 68,297 winning tickets in California, the highest winners were THREE people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $12,438 apiece.
  85. 2022 Thursday: Stick around and discover the truth with us…

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0828 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunset’s Gleam.”  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, giclee, 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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As we said yesterday, manager and father Murray Wilson was keeping the Beach Boys at a frenetic pace.  The band’s fourth album, “Little Deuce Coupe,” came out on October 07, 1963, and was a repackaging of sorts of the band’s hot rod songs plus loads of other new tunes.  Brian Wilson was writing at a lightning pace and the tunes were all great to be sure.  Featured here are “Little Deuce Coupe,” “Be True to Your School,” “Shut Down,” “Spirit of America,” and “A Young Man is Gone.”  The band features Brian Wilson (bass, piano, and vocals), Dennis Wilson (drums and vocals), Carl Wilson (lead guitar and vocals), Mike Love (vocals), and Alan Jardine (rhythm guitar and vocals), a neighborhood friend like Marks.  This is a wonderful album one we know everyone is going to enjoy so zip on out and add this one to your collection- we think you will be extremely glad you did.  Enjoy.

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[i] We began promoting the music of Mountain beginning on Friday, 14-December-2012 through Sunday, 20-January-2013.  This also included West, Bruce & Laing but sadly, we overlooked Leslie West’s solo career so please stay tuned for his discography sometime in the next 8-12 years.

[ii] We promoted the music of the Small Faces, Faces, and a bunch more interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  We encourage everyone to search out the music of the various bands in this collection so you can add them to your growing music collection.

[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 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.

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

[vi] We hope to present the music of KISS sometime in the late 2020s. 

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

[viii] See earlier footnote.

[ix] In late 2019- early 2020, the World Health Organization says the COVID-19 strain of this Chinese-engineered POS disease was NOT transmissible between human beings…until it was.

[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] Late in the afternoon- and this is a good one- Newsmax ran a Chiron crawl that said, “The Biden administration, (i.e., the regime), is ordering construction on the border wall to begin again.”  Say what?  We cannot believe that mixed-up, befuddled, stumbling, bumbling, drooling old Joe Biden has reordered construction on the wall again.  Say what?

[xxii] Interestingly enough, while lunatic members among the House Democrats continue calling for an end of Israel, House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi came out and blasted Hamas, the POS terrorist organization that needs to be eliminated from the face of the planet.  Wow.  Didn’t know “Mumbles” had it in her; still, once the AOC Suicide Squad begins tuning “Mumbles” up, she may very well reverse her statement.

[xxiii] President Donald J. Trump released a statement today in which he said he expects to see Liz Cheney become the next paid commentator on CNN or MSNBC.  She will be removed from office in the primary race next year in Wyoming.

[xxiv] Not sure when we will do the music of Jay-Z.

[xxv] We hope to do the music of the Go-Gos one day.  They were awesome.

[xxvi] We hope to do the Foo Fighters when we do Soundgarden, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and maybe even Korn.

[xxvii] Not sure as to when we will do Carole King?  Perhaps in 20 years or so.

[xxviii] We definitely want to do the music of Todd Rundgren and Nazz as well as Aerosmith.

[xxix] We look forward to doing the music of Ike and Tina Turner one day. Maybe she will be included as a solo act.

[xxx] For the hell of it, we may be doing the music of the Monkees sooner- these guys deserve it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0823 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Evening Heat.”  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 tertiary effort by the Band- “Stage Fright” came out on August 17, 1970 and was a wonderful addition to the band’s growing discography.  Once again, the band featured the lineup of Rick Danko (bass, vocals, and fiddle), Robbie Robertson (guitars and vocals), Levon Helm (drums, percussion, vocals, mandolins, and tambourines), Richard Manuel (pianos, organs, and vocals), and Garth Hudson (keyboards and saxophones).   The album contained two big hits- the title track and “The Shape I’m In.”  What we have for you today is the “Stage Fright 50th Anniversary Edition” (where the hell does the time go?), a deluxe version that came out on December 16, 2020.  We hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your collection as there’s nothing better than this glorious group.  Ask anyone who’s seen them in their heyday, and you will understand just how legendary and amazing they were.  You will love them just as we do.  Enjoy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This artwork is #0819 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Mountain Evening.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

119. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022

2004 Thursday: The bloom is off the rose: photos surface showing U.S. military personnel torturing, frightening, and humiliating Iraqi prisoners of war at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad. It’s as if the Deep State engineered President George W. Bush into another Middle Eastern war and then pulled the rug out from under him by making sure crap like this hit the international news cycle causing global anger.

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119. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022:

Arbor Day (Delaware and Nebraska)

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth; U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow; Atlanta Rhythm Section featuring Paul Goddard, the Grass Roots featuring Joel Larson, Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson, Jeff Beck Group featuring Mickey Waller, and the Outlaws featuring Willie Nelson:

  1. 1429 Wednesday: Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a French victory over the English.
  2. 1522 Saturday: Emperor Charles V names Franz van Holly inquisitor-general of Netherlands.
  3. 1550 Saturday: Emperor Charles V gives inquisitors additional authority.
  4. 1623 Saturday: Eleven Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru.
  5. 1661 Friday: The Ming Dynasty of China occupies the island of Taiwan.
  6. 1670 Tuesday: The reign of the 239th Roman Catholic Pope Clement X began on this date.  He would remain the Vicar of Christ from today until July 22, 1676.
  7. 1706 Thursday: Emperor Josef I becomes monarch of Cologne/Bavaria.
  8. 1707 Friday: English/Scottish parliament accepts the Act of Union, form Great Britain.
  9. 1745 Thursday: The future 3rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), Oliver Ellsworth, is born in Windsor, CT, British North America.  A Federalist, President George Washington nominated to fill the seat of John Rutledge.  He served from 03-08-1796 to 12-15-1800.
  10. 1781 Sunday: A French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope.
  11. 1813 Thursday: Rubber is first patented on this date.
  12. 1845 Tuesday: Macon B. Allen and Robert Morris, Jr., 1st blacks to open law practice.
  13. 1852 Thursday: The first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus underwent publication on this date.
  14. 1861 Monday: The Maryland House of Delegates voted 53-13 against seceding from the Union.  Meanwhile, in Montgomery, Alabama, President Jefferson Davis asked the Confederate Congress for the authority to wage war.
  15. 1862 Tuesday: During the American Civil War, the Federals take the city of New Orleans from Rebel forces.
  16. 1879 Tuesday: For the first time in history, the City of Cleveland used electric arc lights.
  17. 1902 Tuesday: Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 prohibiting the immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland.  Congress aimed the rule at Chinese living in the Philippines.
  18. 1913 Tuesday: Swedish-born engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken, New Jersey, received a U.S. patent for a “separate fastener”—later known as the “zipper.”
  19. 1916 Saturday: Irish nationalists set fire to the British post office in Dublin, Ireland.  
  20. 1918 Monday: Tris Speaker ties career record for an outfielder of four unassisted double plays.  Meanwhile on the Western Front in World War I, the German offensive ends.
  21. 1933 Saturday: Famed country musician Willie Nelson[i] is born on this date in Abbott, Texas.
  22. 1940 Monday: Norwegian King Haakon and his government flee to England on this date to avoid the invading Nazis taking the country’s gold reserves with them.
  23. 1941 Tuesday: The Iraqis are ready to boot the British out of their country and to side with the Nazis.  However, they should have acted sooner because the Brits are rushing in reinforcements to the southern port of Basra.  Elsewhere, the Allies continue rolling up the Fascist Italians in Ethiopia. 
  24. 1942 Wednesday: Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands and Vichy-France.  Meanwhile, in Burma, Japanese troops march into Lashio, cut the Burma Road in two, severing the lifeline to China.
  25. 1943 Thursday: An ‘International Medical Commission’ conducts autopsies on the corpses of Polish soldiers murdered in the Katyn Forest with the end result being the Soviet NKVD being the murderers of more than 20,000 Polish officers and intelligentsia.
  26. 1944 Saturday: The U.S. Navy commences raids on the Japanese port facilities at Truk.  The base is a big linchpin in the Imperial Japanese defense of their diminishing empire and losing this will be devastating.
  27. 1945 Sunday: During World War II, American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp.  The fight in and around Berlin continues as the Red Army continues forcing its way into the city center.  Casualties are astronomical. In Berlin, Adolf Hitler married the erstwhile Eva Braun and designated Admiral Karl Doenitz president, an office he held until Germany’s surrender on May 08, 1945.  Finally, the German army in Italy surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.
  28. 1946 Monday: Twenty-eight former Japanese officials went on trial in Tokyo as war criminals; seven ended up sentenced to death.
  29. 1947 Tuesday: Longtime member of the rock band, the Grass Roots[ii]— Joel Larson (drums 1965-66 / 1972-79 / 1981) –was born on this date in San Francisco, California.
  30. 1950 Saturday: Future U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is born in Gladwin, Michigan, on this date.  A future Democrat, she would enter the so-called greatest deliberative body in the world on January 03, 2001, representing her home state.
  31. 1952 Tuesday: IBM President Thomas J. Watson Jr. informed company stockholders that IBM was in the process of building “the most advanced, most flexible high-speed computer in the world.”  The company unveiled the computer on April 7, 1953, as the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine.
  32. 1953 Wednesday: The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast shows an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles’ ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
  33. 1954 Thursday: At Dien Bien Phu, heavy rains continue hampering operations on both sides.  Troops fighting in the outlying strongpoints have been placed on half-rations due to an increasing inability to make it through enemy positions in the dark to the main camp to retrieve food and then to cart it back.  When the sun rises, the defenders on Epervier are startled to see that the communist troops on Dominique have dug approach trenches right up to their wire with five new recoilless guns emplaced in tunnels pointing their way.  This can only presage that a new assault is in the works.   The communist strategy of grabbing their enemies by the belts and then overwhelming them is working as the defenders cannot call in artillery strikes atop their positions unless all is lost.[iii]   
  34. 1961 Saturday: ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” makes its debut.
  35. 1967 Saturday: Aretha Franklin’s[iv] cover of Otis Redding’s[v] “Respect” came out as a single on this date.  Atlantic Records released the massive hit.
  36. 1968 Monday: The counterculture rock musical “Hair” heralding the “Age of Aquarius” opened at Broadway’s Biltmore Theater following limited engagements off-Broadway, beginning a run of 1,750 performances.  The show raised a ruckus as the performers closed the show entirely in the nude.  Shocking.
  37. 1970 Wednesday: During the Vietnam War, Operation Toan Thang 42 begins as 10,000 U.S. and more than 5,000 South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia.  Another 40,000 troops joined in the invasion which was designed to destroy communist staging bases along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the troops accomplished the job.  However, critics of the war lambasted President Richard M. Nixon for widening the war.
  38. 1974 Monday: President Richard M. Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of some secretly made White House tape recordings related to Watergate.
  39. 1975 Tuesday: The U.S. begins Operation Frequent Wind to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to the expected North Vietnamese takeover of the city.
  40. 1981 Wednesday: Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies became the first left-handed pitcher in the major leagues to get 3,000 career strikeouts.
  41. 1984 Sunday: In California, the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor went online after a long delay due to the protests of extremely stupid people.
  42. 1985 Monday: In the 15th round, Tony Tubbs scores a technical knockout against Greg Page in their heavyweight title fight.  Page lost the WBA championship.  
  43. 1986 Tuesday: The Boston Red Sox’ Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners.
  44. 1988 Friday: The Baltimore Orioles set a new major league baseball record by losing their first 21 games of the season.
  45. 1990 Sunday: The people of Germany commenced tearing down the Berlin Wall on this date.
  46. 1991 Monday: Croatia declares its independence from a crumbling Yugoslavia.  Meanwhile, a cyclone began striking the South Asian country of Bangladesh; it ended up killing more than 138, 000 people, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Global warming or just nature?
  47. 1992 Wednesday: Rioting resulting in 55 deaths erupted in Los Angeles, California, after a jury in Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of problematic motorist Rodney King.  Elsewhere, kidnappers snatched Exxon-Mobil executive Sidney Reso outside of his home in Morris Township, N.J.  The scumbag who snatched him was a former Exxon-Mobil security official, Arthur Seale, who killed Reso while he was in captivity.
  48. 1993 Thursday: Mick Ronson, famed rock-and-roll guitarist who played and with Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople[vi], died from liver cancer in London, England, on this date; he was just 46-years-old.
  49. 1994 Friday: Israel and the PLO signed an agreement, which granted Palestinians broad authority to set taxes, control trade and regulate banks under self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
  50. 1996 Monday: In an apparent boating accident in Maryland, authorities believed that former CIA Director William Colby was missing and presumed drowned; they recovered his body later.
  51. 1997 Tuesday: Astronaut Jerry Lininger and cosmonaut Vasily Tsibliyev went on the first U.S.-Russian spacewalk.
  52. 1998 Wednesday: The United States, Canada, and Mexico end tariffs on $1 billion in NAFTA trade.  
  53. 2003 Tuesday: PLO-lover and all-around POS Mahmoud Abbas wins power as the next prime minister of the Palestinian Authority.
  54. 2004 Thursday: The bloom is off the rose: photos surface showing U.S. military personnel torturing, frightening, and humiliating Iraqi prisoners of war at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad.  It’s as if the Deep State engineered President George W. Bush into another Middle Eastern war and then pulled the rug out from under him by making sure crap like this hit the international news cycle causing global anger. 
  55. 2005 Friday: The U.S. Senate confirms Congressman Rob Portman, R-OH 2nd congressional district, as the next United States Trade Representative. 
  56. 2006 Saturday: Hundreds of protesters take to the streets in New York City protesting the Iraq War and the rumors that there could be an impending military attack on Iran.  Enough, George W. Bush, enough!  NO MORE WARS.
  57. 2007 Sunday: Yet another mass shooting occurs in the U.S., this one in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Ward Parkway Mall.  Four people die in the spray of bullets, three victims and the shooter.  Not sure if the cops took the shooter out or he did it himself. 
  58. 2008 Tuesday: Famed rock-and-roll drummer, Mickey Waller, who played with the original Jeff Beck Group[vii] and with Rod Stewart[viii] on his solo efforts—died from liver failure on this date in London, England; he was just 66-years-old.   Elsewhere, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, announces that he has established a new commission with which to investigate the rise in global food prices that is causing starvation in many parts of the world.
  59. 2009 Wednesday: The Chi-Coms latest pandemic- the H1N1 swine flu- begins killing people in North America what with ONE death in the United States while Mexico suffers 159 deaths and at least 2,500-plus cases.  Oh, thank you, Beijing, thank you.
  60. 2010 Thursday: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom announces that 13 countries- with the Chi-Coms and the Saudis at the top of the heap- are the worst violators of religious rights around the world.
  61. 2011 Friday: In an opulent ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey, Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton married.   Elsewhere, across the Middle East, the Arab Spring uprisings continue to see violence from the far west of North Africa to the Gulf States.  This is strange, it’s as if it’s ALL coordinated. 
  62. 2012 Sunday: Mali coup leader Amadou Haya Sanogo rejects the decision of the Economic Community of West African States to deploy troops to his country.   Meanwhile, Lebanon confiscates a shipment of arms and ammunition destined to the enemies of ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and arrest at least 11 terrorists.
  63. 2013 Monday: An NBA league committee recommends NBA owners reject the bid from a group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer to purchase the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle.  Meanwhile, Prosecutors for Boston Marathon bomber and Islamic terrorist Dzhokar Tsarnaev[ix] discuss a plea deal to avoid the death penalty in exchange for life in prison without parole.
  64. 2014 Tuesday: Longtime Atlanta Rhythm Section[x] bassist–Paul Goddard (bass/backing vocals 1971-1983 / 2011-2014)—died on this date.  Elsewhere, North Korea warns South Korea that it will begin conducting live fire military exercises near their maritime border.   Elsewhere, a suicidal gunman goes berserk at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Georgia, shooting six people but killing none of them before taking his own life.
  65. 2015 Wednesday: On this date, North and South American medical authorities declare the eradication of the German measles, the first region of the world to do so.  Meanwhile, Gazprom, the Russian state-owned energy company sees a drop in its value by 86-percent due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, a devaluation of the ruble, and crashing oil prices.
  66. 2016 Friday: The Iranian run-off elections SUPPOSEDLY give reformers and moderates (yeah, right) the majority of parliament.   Meanwhile, a criminal court in North Korea dishes out a 10-year-stretch to a South Korean-born, U.S. citizen, allegedly for SPYING on the North Koreans: Kim Dong Chui is going to prison.  Poor bastard.  Elsewhere, violent protesters continue clashing with French law enforcement officers, mostly in Paris over a new bill the protesters claim is going to strip them of rights and limit the number of jobs available to young people. 
  67. 2017 Saturday: Southeast of Dallas, tornadoes roar through the area killing at least 3 people on the ground and injuring numerous others.   Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the little snowflakes turn out in the hundreds to protest ‘climate change.’  Losers.  Speaking of D.C., the White House Correspondents Dinner occurs this evening and President Donald J. Trump elected NOT to attend because all they will do is to slam the guy.
  68. 2018 Sunday: On this date, “The Simpsons,” the animated TV hit show surpasses “Gunsmoke’s” 635-episode run, becoming the longest-running show in the history of television.  Congratulations!   Elsewhere, South Korea reports that in a recent summit between North- and- South Korea that Kim Jong Un said that ‘IF the United States promises not to attack their nation, they might denuclearize.’  Uh, okay.
  69. 2019 Monday: In the United States (thank you, illegal immigration), an outbreak of measles- the worst outbreak in a quarter-century- sickens at least 700 people.  Meanwhile, ISIS releases a video showing its leader, Abu Bakr-al-Baghdadi, for the first time in five years.  Thanks to this gaff, U.S. forces will track the murdering POS down and eliminate him.  He ran fleeing down a tunnel with U.S. military dogs in hot pursuit; U.S. Special Forces recovered the scumbag’s head after he detonated a suicide vest.  
  70. 2020 Wednesday: The Chinese gift that won’t stop ‘giving’- the COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis continues sickening people around the world.  Currently, we now have 3,193,886 confirmed cases of the Kung Flu what with 227,638 confirmed deaths but 972,719 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, sadly, we now have 1,063,600 confirmed cases and confirmed deaths now have hit 61,472.  Happily, we have 123,022 confirmed recoveries.  Once again, numbers in the People’s Republic of China remain the SAME.  Okay, either the Chin possess the cure, or they are a bunch of lying motherf**kers which is what we believe.   After the United States, Spain has 236,899 confirmed cases, Italy has 203,591, United Kingdom 165,221, Germany 161,539, France 128,441, Russia 99,399, Iran 93,657 and then the PRC with 88,423.  China, stop lying.
  71. 2020 Wednesday A: Meanwhile, Democratic women continue circling the wagons around stumbling, bumbling “Pro-China Joe” Biden as the Tara Reade story continues gathering steam.  Women who attacked Brett Kavanaugh continue to say, “No, Joe didn’t do anything.”  Look, liberal slut-bags, IF you don’t go after Joe, no one is ever going to pay attention to you hypocritical skanks ever again.  We know YOUR game.  Finally, NYC Mayor Bill Di Blasio threatens to arrest Jewish citizens while promising Muslims they will get their meals throughout the city during Ramadan.  What?
  72. 2021 Thursday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 151,025,351 confirmed cases, +198,839, 3,176,405  confirmed deaths, +35,262, and 128,359,847 confirmed recoveries, +62,364.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,032,588 confirmed cases, UP 48,893 from yesterday’s reporting, 589,102 confirmed deaths, UP 765,[xi] and 25,634,383 confirmed recoveries, UP 49,654.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xii] 
  73. 2021 Thursday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, there have been 274,651 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.    
  74. 2021 Thursday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,739,657 confirmed cases, 61,638 confirmed deaths, and 1,990,058 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,228,212 confirmed cases, 35,096 confirmed deaths, and 1,790,319 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,110 confirmed cases, 482 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 402,435 confirmed cases, 5,527 confirmed deaths, and 190,805 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., North Dakota, another great state to which we might seek refuge: they have 107,298 confirmed cases, 1,491 confirmed deaths, and 104,710 confirmed recoveries.[xiii]   
  75. 2021 Thursday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,407 confirmed cases, 6,362 confirmed deaths, and 830,530 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Guatemala, the birthplace of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens: 226,647 cases of the virus, 7,500 confirmed deaths and 201,621 confirmed recoveries.[xiv]   Meanwhile, the Biden administration is going to send $100 million worth of medical supplies and Chi-Vi vaccines to India to help them in their time of trouble.  
  76. 2021 Thursday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,060.36, UP 239.98 points (+0.71%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 14,082.55, UP 28.29 points (+0.22%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,211.47, UP 28.29 points (+0.68%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $64.87 per barrel, -0.14 (-0.22%).  The price of GOLD is $1,772.60 per troy oz., +3.70 (+0.21%) while the price of SILVER is $26.13 per troy ounce, +0.08 (+0.30%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,203.40 per troy oz, +5.80 (+0.48%) while the price of COPPER is $4.49 per pound, -0.00 (-0.07%).[xv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,954.70 per troy oz, +27.61 (+0.94%).[xvi] The price of RHODIUM is $28,900.00 per troy oz., +300.00 (+1.05%).[xvii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000019.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.47 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.04.     In Malagasy Ariary, one greenback equals 3,792.53 and in Malawian Kwacha, a buck equals 784.32 and in Malaysian Ringgit, one dollar equals 4.10 of theirs.[xviii]  
  77. 2021 Thursday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in the Three States in which we have chef-authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.010 per gallon, $2.790 in Florida, $3.787 in Hawaii, and $3.436 in Washington state.[xix]    Let’s look at one other location- North Carolina: $2.661.  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 fourth lowest gasoline price in the world- Algeria: $1.306 per U.S. Gallon.[xx]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,228,516,653,001 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xxi]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  78. 2021 Thursday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– The nation is all atwitter over last night’s ‘Joe Biden address to a Joint Session of the Congress,’ because Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, R-CO 3rd congressional district, sitting up in the gallery was wearing a mylar blanket like all the illegal alien brats use to cover their bodies in the illegal alien holding pens. 
  79. 2021 Thursday G: Joe Biden Regime News I– Speaking of the ‘Biden agenda,’ Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR, says that ‘Joe Biden’s radical agenda is dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate.’  Next, the Senate is interviewing the next round of Joe Biden’s ‘judicial picks,’ most of them far-left whackos as the Dems seek to move on from the conservatives the Trump administration got onto the nation’s federal courts.  In other Joe Biden news, Catholic bishops are suggesting that Joe Biden should NOT take communion because of his insane push for abortions at all stages of fetal and post-fetal development.  We concur, Joe Biden should be excommunicated from the Catholic Church along with every other pro-abortion Democrats.  It is an evil and a sin.
  80. 2021 Thursday H: Foreign News / Overseas News– GOP lawmakers are requesting an inspector-general investigation into Climate Czar John F. Kerry’s close ties to the criminal regime in Tehran, what many say are treasonous ties.  It is clear that the Biden administration WON’T investigate John Kerry’s Logan Act violations unless, of course, it’s time to throw him under the bus for some misdeed within the administration.  Speaking of the Iranians, after the leak of the audio tape hit the news cycle in which the Iranians were discussing the help John F. Kerry provided them on ongoing Israeli covert operations in Syria, the presidential office is undergoing an extreme shakeup as they seek the rat(s) who leaked the damning evidence of collusion between “Lurch” and the mullahs.  Meanwhile, Maria Butina, a Russian intelligence operative (or so the feds claimed) who did time in an American prison is seeking to win a seat in Russia’s Parliament.   Speaking of Russia, allies of Alexei Navalny are closing down various of his offices over a harsh crackdown by the Putin government. 
  81. 2021 Thursday I: Political News I– The U.S. Department of Justice is going to launch civil rights violations charges against convicted Minneapolis Police Department Officer Derek Chauvin as well as the other three officers awaiting their trials.  You might ask, ‘doesn’t double jeopardy exist?’  In this country, NO longer, NO more.  If the federal government doesn’t like the outcome of a criminal trial, it can come in, dump in loads more charges, and go to town.  This is not right and should not be condoned otherwise, the feds can take repeated swings at the same crumbling apple.  ALL of us are in danger.  Next, New York City Mayor Bill Di Blasio says that ‘New York City will fully reopen on July 01.’  We’ll see.  Moving on, after Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, gave last night’s rebuttal to Joe Biden’s incoherent speech, “Uncle Tim” was trending on Twitter before- after about 12 hours- Twitter took it down.  They wanted to make sure enough people saw it before removing it.
  82. 2021 Thursday J: Political News II– Former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolam said on Newsmax today that he believes the seizure of Rudy Giuliani’s electronic devices- other than the hard drive from Hunter Biden’s laptop– demonstrates how the U.S. Justice Department has become totally politicized.  He alluded to the fact that prior to this- the third warrant- Justice Department officials sought two prior warrants to go after Rudy Giuliani but were denied each time.  Thus, they had to await a change in leadership at the DOJ, i.e., Merrick “The Mole” Garland becoming the attorney general.  With him sitting in the big chair, the enemies of Rudy easily got the warrants they sought, and the rest is history.  However, many are curious as to WHY the feds did not seize Hunter’s hard drive?   Also, as in other Trump allies’ treatment at the hands of the feds, the FBI made sure that reporters were on scene so they could see “America’s Mayor” embarrassed if that is at all possible.  They showed up at 6:30 a.m.  Hmmm, no wonder why there is the FBI show on TV… finally, in other U.S. government news, the feds will maintain the ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes and cigars.
  83. 2021 Thursday K: Political News III–  Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, and Senator Josh Hawley, R-MO, are both refusing corporate donations.  Because they WOKE, man, the corporations that is.
  84. 2022 Friday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 512,931,247 confirmed cases, +863,780, 6,259,348 confirmed deaths, +3,495 and 466,682,378 confirmed recoveries, +857,817. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 83,037,059 confirmed cases, UP 86,921 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,020,660 confirmed deaths, UP 536,[xxii] and 80,655,685 confirmed recoveries, UP by 37,328.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxiii]
  85. 2022 Friday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 571,367 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 206,612 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 464 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.            
  86. 2022 Friday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,235,869 confirmed cases, 90,518 confirmed deaths, and 8,966,118 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,969,659 confirmed cases, 73,948 confirmed deaths, and 5,817,480 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 248,405 confirmed cases, 1,418 confirmed deaths, and 239,190 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,498,116 confirmed cases, 12,703 confirmed deaths, and 1,446,729 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Grand Princess Ship: they have 122 confirmed cases, 7 confirmed deaths, and 115 confirmed recoveries.[xxiv]   
  87. 2022 Friday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,074,119 confirmed cases, 10,695 confirmed deaths, and 4,038,393 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Micronesia, 227th place on the list: 3 cases of the virus, 2 confirmed death and 1 confirmed recoveries.[xxv]                         
  88. 2022 Friday 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 20.41, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 70.20 of theirs.    In Sao Tomean Dobra, one greenback equals 1,047.40 and in Saudi Riyal, a buck equals 3.75 and in Serbian Dinar, one dollar equals 111.43 of theirs.[xxviii]       
  89. 2022 Friday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.706 per gallon, $4.181 in Florida, $5.261 in Hawaii, and $4.699 in Washington state.[xxix]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: North Carolina- $3.864.  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 31st LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Uzbekistan: $3.294 per U.S. Gallon.[xxx] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,417,378,268,284 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 Brazil the SEVENTH largest holder of U.S. debt is Switzerland.  This nation holds $256,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  90. 2022 Friday F: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis– Russian submarines are delivering barrages of cruise missile assaults onto various targets in Ukraine including an attack on Kyiv while the U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres was visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier in the week.  The Russians admit they targeted the meeting.  Meanwhile, 63 days into the Russo-Ukrainian War, Russian President Vladimir Putin says he’s going to ‘make it official’ by declaring war on Ukraine.  A new report says that the Russkies had almost captured President Zelensky in the opening days of the war.
  91. 2022 Friday G: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis II– Ukraine is now cracking down on traitors providing aid and comfort to the Russian invaders.  Time for ‘scorched earth’ tactics, the destroying of all materiel that would help the Russians, the poisoning of water sources, the destruction of crops, leave the new Red Army invaders in a cesspool of death.  Ukraine points out that the Russkies have lost at least 23,000 military personnel since its ill-fated invasion of Ukraine commenced 63 days ago.  Meanwhile, Kyiv reports that their flying ace- the so-called ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ who shot down at least six Russian jets in combat over the nation’s capital city- has now been shot down and killed himself.
  92. 2022 Friday H: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis III- The U.S. is providing military training to Ukrainians in Germany.  This, of course, will anger Russia.   Meanwhile, the Turks are cutting off access to the Black Sea as a growing problem of seaborne mines- implanted by the Russkies to hinder shipping to Ukraine- which means NO vessels in our out.
  93. 2022 Friday I: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I– ‘Border Czar’ Vice President Kamala Harris has been in charge of the border catastrophe for the past 392 days.  It has been 306 days since the ‘border czar’ arrived on scene for a few minutes’ photo op.  Tragic.  The cost of caring for the illegal alien invaders these past 119 days is $758,919,732.  The cost of caring for them since the VP and her boss, President Joseph R. Biden, took office is $42,504,725,475.  The number of illegal aliens who have arrived at our border since January 01, 2022, is in our estimate, 1,214,514.  The conservative low estimate of illegals living in the country is 47,838,931 whereas we believe the numbers closer to 95-130 million illegal aliens if not more.  These people drain resources meant for Americans, increase food scarcity, drive up crime, dumb-down our young people, overrun our hospitals and collapse our medical systems, and lower wages while driving up rents/mortgage costs. This is not right.  (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).
  94. 2022 Friday J: Foreign News-Overseas News I– The Iran nuclear deal supposedly hangs on the U.S. removing the terror designation from that country and its jihadist military apparatus.   Next, Russia announces its plan to abandon the ISS over the sanctions that the West and its other allies have slapped atop them.
  95. 2022 Friday K: Health and Medical Alerts– Hopefully, Joe Biden’s ‘misinformation board’ won’t censor or silence us but doctors around the world are attempting to find the cause of rising cases of hepatitis among young children.  They say they are leaning towards adenovirus as being the culprit whereas we are leaning towards increasing rates of COVID-19 vaccinations among young people that seemingly won’t or don’t stop.  The medical community is now urging the vaccination of wee babes for this Chi-Com-engineered virus.  This is insane.  The thing even more evil is that apparently, many of these children afflicted with hepatitis have required liver transplants.  Where oh where are these organs being harvested?  Communist China?  North Korea?  The aborted?  Wherever they are coming from, this ain’t right.  Poor Dr. Joseph Mengele- he was born a century too soon.   Speaking of abortion, progressives fear that IF Roe v. Wade goes down, nearly half of ALL U.S. physicians will not undergo abortion training.
  96. 2022 Friday L: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News– (1) Pfizer: $49.07 (2) AstraZeneca: $66.40 (3) Novavax: $45.07 (4) Merck & Company: $88.69 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $180.46  (6) BioNTech: $138.78 (7) Moderna: $134.41.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Pfizer: $48.15 (2) AstraZeneca: $65.86 (3) Novavax: $46.65 (4) Merck & Company: $84.59 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $181.54  (6) BioNTech: $145.07 (7) Moderna: $140.34.
  97. 2022 Friday M: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News– (1) Raytheon: $94.91 (2) Boeing: $148.84 (3) General Dynamics: $236.53 (4) Lockheed Martin: $432.12 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $439.40.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Raytheon: $100.52 (2) Boeing: $176.92 (3) General Dynamics: $238.79 (4) Lockheed Martin: $445.79 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $447.40.
  98. 2022 Friday N: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News– (1) Ansell Ltd.: $27.32 (2) DuPont: $65.93 (3) 3M: $144.22 (4) Honeywell: $193.51  (5) Teijen: $1,388.00.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Ansell Ltd.: $26.15 (2) DuPont: $67.29 (3) 3M: $149.17 (4) Honeywell: $190.63  (5) Teijen: $1,374.00.
  99. 2022 Friday O: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News– (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $28.29 (2) Beyond Meat: $36.88  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $68.50.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $21.79 (2) Beyond Meat: $37.60  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $69.33.
  100. 2022 Friday P: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News– (1) Wal-Mart: $152.99 (2) Lowe’s: $197.73 (3) Home Depot: $300.40 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $531.72 (5) Amazon: $2,485.63.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Wal-Mart: $156.86 (2) Lowe’s: $197.06 (3) Home Depot: $300.11 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $571.70 (5) Amazon: $2,887.00.  Amazon posted its first quarterly loss since 2015.  They cite higher warehousing, fuel, and unionization costs.
  101. 2022 Friday Q: Joe Biden News I– President Joseph R. Biden and Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador purportedly discussed the ‘unprecedented illegal alien invasion of the United States via the U.S.-Mexico border.’  While Joe Biden attempts to blame everyone else for his self-inflicted damages to the United States, Governor Greg Abbott, R-TX, lays the blame squarely where it belongs: upon the shoulders of senile Joe Biden.
  102. 2022 Friday R: Joe Biden’s Daily Disaster– Joe Biden continues absorbing hit after hit after hit after hit.  Today, the inflation surge hit 6.6-percent, the largest jump since 1982.  Still, Joe hasn’t a clue as to what to do nor does he have the desire to do something to the positive if he did.   In other ‘Joe Biden Daily Disaster News,’ 72-percent of American voters say that ‘IF the Hunter Biden laptop stories are true, Joe Biden should be impeached and removed from office.’ Other polls report that his approval ratings continue their ongoing slide.  In other news, a new poll says that a vast majority of American voters are demanding TRANSPARENCY on Joe Biden’s declining mental state.
  103. 2022 Friday S: Joe Biden’s Daily Disaster II– Joe Biden is still considering pandering to young holders of student loan debt (woe to those who have already paid off their loans).  To cover the costs of removing $10,000 debt from holders (woe to those with more than $10,000 student loan debt), the cost to taxpayers will be another $321 billion slapped atop the U.S. taxpayers- primarily the middle and working classes.  Thank you, f**king Joe Biden, thank you.  “America’s Governor” Ron DeSantis calls the insane push to alleviate student loan debt ‘simply wrong.’  “America’s Governor” also alleges the Biden regime is installing an ‘Orwellian Ministry of Truth’ with which to perpetuate hoaxes and to silence its critics.  Rep. Rick W. Allen, R-GA 12th District, says of Joe Biden’s attempt to dismiss student loan debt that it’s a big political mistake.
  104. 2022 Friday T: Joe Biden Regime News I– As the election continues drawing nigh, the Biden regime is pushing the European Union to avoid an embargo of oil from Russia which will drive the cost of oil into the stratosphere.  The Biden regime wants the EU to slap the embargo onto the Russkies following the election so Democrats will somehow be able to retain power rather than go down in droves.
  105. 2022 Friday U: Joe Biden Regime News II– In between tears, Pentagon spokesperson Admiral John Kirby says there’s ‘no way that Russian President Vladimir Putin should be invited to the G-20.  Later in the day, we heard that Mr. Putin had been invited.   In other news, the Biden Dept. of Justice is going to challenge Alabama’s law banning tranny treatment for underage kids as well as prohibiting them from competing in scholastic sports other than in that of their gender.
  106. 2022 Friday V: Political News I– Senate Democrats are preparing to unleash $33 million in ad buys on the country.  Meanwhile, Senators Chuck Grassley, R-IA, and Ron Johnson, R-WI, are pushing DARPA to investigate the hacking of the DNC back in 2016.   Meanwhile, in a shocking interview between Sean Spicer and former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, the latter told the former that ‘there was not enough fraud to overturn the 2020 Presidential Election nor that the GOP should put Donald J. Trump forth as its 2024 standard-bearer.’  He did say, however, that he would vote for President Trump over the Democrat.
  107. 2022 Friday W: Political News II– Although NO one asked him, former President Bill Clinton is defending HIS flawed Russia policy while he was president.  His advisor back then- Dick Morris- encouraged Ukraine to surrender its nukes following the collapse of the Soviet Union with the guarantee that the United States would defend that country from all enemies.  (Note- all the Ukrainians had to do was to read U.S. history and to understand the millions of broken promises made by one administration after another.  Ask the Native Americans).
  108. 2022 Friday X: Political News III– Senator Bernie Sanders, DS-VT, is on the warpath against Senators Joe Manchin, D-W. VA, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ.  He believes they are standing in the way of his and his fellow progressives’ view of the coveted ‘socialist utopia.’  F**k Bernie.  Speaking of the ‘socialist utopia,’ former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI 2nd D, says that ‘Joe Biden’s ‘misinformation board’ makes the Biden regime a DICTATORSHIP.   Thankfully, Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-CO 3rd District, is the one leading the fight to defund this appalling, un-American ‘ministry of truth.’  Good.
  109. 2022 Friday Y: Political News IV– To the irritation of liberals across the Old Dominion State and across the country, Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, R-VA, is celebrating the many accomplishments of the Youngkin Administration.  We celebrate with them.  Next, Rep. Ralph Norman, R-SC 5th congressional district, informed Newsmax today that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is a ‘pathological liar.’  Meanwhile, Alaska congressional candidate and former Governor Sarah Palin says that the ‘GOP must confront Dems who seek to take the United States DOWN.’
  110. 2022 Friday Z: Federal and State Court News– A U.S. court has sentenced ISIS ‘Beatle’ Kotey to life in prison for his murders of foreign journalists and captives.  Another judge has denied President Donald J. Trump’s request to dismiss the contempt charges against him in New York State and to force him to continue paying $10,000 per day in contempt of court charges.  Next, as her sentencing day looms, Ghislaine Maxwell has had her bid to have her conviction struck down denied.
  111. 2022 Friday AA: Popular Culture News–  James Corden will be leaving the “Late, Late Show,” sometime next year.   Next, the family of the filmmaker murdered by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of “Rust” is demanding the New Mexico sheriff conducting the investigation to take the shooting video of their loved one down from the Internet.  Speaking of the Internet, new analysis shows that with Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, conservatives are going to gain whereas liberals are going to lose.  In fact, in such pathetic sniveling, various liberal pundits on various television networks have shown the world their crimes by whining that they may be the ones ghosted, blacklisted, and/or shadow-banned.  Folks, we don’t want to ban liberal speech.  No, we want more of it, so everyone sees how frigging insane they are while we want unlimited access to share opposing views.
  112. 2022 Friday BB: California Lottery Results-Mega-Millions Draw– Here are the results for the Mega-Millions Draw #1759 what with a $34 million jackpot on the line: 09, 11, 34, 49, 66 and Mega 15.  Out of 52,053 winning tickets, the highest winners were 37 people who had FOUR numbers for a prize of $424 apiece.

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The next album the record label of the Band released was “Icon,” an album that hit record store shelves on August 26, 2015.  One finds a collection of 11 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 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 offered the music of this famed West Coast band- the Grass Roots- beginning on Thursday, 06-February-2014 through Saturday, 22-February-2014.  We hope you will seek their music out by visiting whatever site you choose for the absolute best in rock music.  You will be glad you did.

[iii] 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.

[iv] Not sure when we promote the music of Aretha Davis but when we do, you will be the first to know.

[v] At some as yet undetermined point, we are going to go on an all-out Motown and Soul blitz, probably sometime before 2030 so we hope you will keep posted.  Otis Redding is one of the all-time greats and had he not died before his time could have been one of the music world’s megastars.

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

[vii] 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.

[viii] See previous footnote.

[ix] The cops should have executed this Islamist POS on sight.  F**k him.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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.

113. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022

2021 Friday F: JOE BIDEN BORDER CATASTROPHE NEWS I- Senators John Cornyn, R-TX, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ, along with members of the House, presented the bicameral Bipartisan Border Solutions Act with which to tackle the ongoing BORDER CRISIS CAUSED BY THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S INEPTITUDE would create- if passed- four regional border processing facilities so the Biden Regime would not be dumping illegal aliens into every neighborhood in every state as the regime is doing now.

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DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY 2022: 210

113. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022:

President (and Secretary of State) James Buchannan; Vice President Charles D. Dawes; U.S. Attorney-General Loretta Lynch; Boston featuring Tommy DeCarlo, Def Leppard featuring Steve Clark, the Flying Burrito Brothers featuring Chris Ethridge, Jethro Tull featuring Glenn Cornick, Journey featuring Narada Michael Walden, King Crimson featuring David Cross, and the Traveling Wilburys featuring Roy Orbison:

  1. 1154 Friday: Damascus surrenders to Sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo.  As soon as the victors marched through the gates, heads began rolling. 
  2. 1500 Monday: Pedro Cabral lands and annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz).
  3. 1501 Tuesday: Pedro Cabral and six remaining ships return to Lisbon, Portugal, from the New World.
  4. 1616 Saturday:   English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, 52, died on what has been traditionally regarded as the anniversary of his birth in 1564.
  5. 1635 Monday: Organizers created the first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts.
  6. 1789 Thursday: President-elect George Washington moves into the United States’ first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.  Elsewhere, the first Roman Catholic magazine published in the United States—Courier De Boston—commenced publication on today’s date.
  7. 1791 Saturday: James Buchannan—15th president of the United States (March 04, 1857, March 04, 1861) and a Democrat—was born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, on this date.  He also was the nation’s 17th secretary of state and served under Presidents James K. Polk and Zachary Taylor from March 10, 1845, to March 07, 1849.
  8. 1860 Monday: In Charleston, South Carolina, the Democrat Convention finds itself divided over the contentious issue of slavery and the state’s place in the Union.
  9. 1861 Tuesday: During the American Civil War, the Battle of San Antonio, Texas, takes place.  Meanwhile, in Arkansas, Confederate troops seize Ft. Smith from the Federals.
  10. 1872 Tuesday: Charlotte Ray became the first black female lawyer in the United States.
  11. 1891 Thursday: Moscow, Russia, expels its Jewish population.
  12. 1896 Thursday: The Vitascope system of movie projection had its first demonstration at Koster and Bial’s Music Hall in New York City.
  13. 1900 Monday: The word ‘hillbilly’ first appeared in a print article in the New York Journal.  The author wrote it as “Hill-Billie.”
  14. 1908 Thursday: President Theodore Roosevelt signed an act that created the United States Army Reserve.
  15. 1914 Thursday: Chicago’s Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, hosted its first baseball game.
  16. 1915 Friday: The Second Battle of Ypres continues as the Germans attack on both sides of St. Julien.  Once again, the Canadians are able to halt the attacks, but the Germans are still able to capture some smaller villages as they continue bringing up reinforcements to keep the battle ongoing.   Meanwhile, a British flotilla puts a blockade on German-controlled Cameroons.
  17. 1916 Sunday: The Battle for Verdun continues as French troops manage to stem the tide of German advances around the outlying forts surrounding the city.   At Mort Homme, German troops are thrown back in disarray. 
  18. 1917 Monday: In Mesopotamia, British forces manage to capture the town of Samara, 60 or so miles north of Baghdad.  In so doing they manage to capture nearly 1,000 Ottoman Turkish troops.
  19. 1918 Tuesday: British forces in France identify that the Germans have more than 100 divisions facing Allied troops across No-Man’s Land.  A heavy offensive is coming, one that could determine the outcome of the Great War.  Meanwhile, as the Russian civil war rages on between Czarist and communist forces, the impotent communist government in Moscow warns that Bessarabia had better not join with Rumania or consequences would occur.  Big flipping deal.
  20. 1924 Wednesday: The Senate passed the Soldiers Bonus Bill.
  21. 1936 Thursday: Roy Orbison[i]—great American rocker who would also play in the Traveling Wilburys[ii] with George Harrison[iii], Tom Petty[iv], Bob Dylan[v], and Jeff Lynne[vi]—was born in Vernon, Texas, on this date.
  22. 1938 Saturday: Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self-government.
  23. 1940 Tuesday: About 200 people died in the Rhythm Night Club Fire in Natchez, Mississippi.  Elsewhere, the Battle of Norway continues as the Brits land fresh troops in the northern part of the country seeking to relieve their beleaguered forces attempting to stop the Nazi advance. Many of these troops will end up being sacrificed for nothing.
  24. 1941 Wednesday: As Greece collapses to the Axis invaders, a RAF bomber takes Greek King George II and his family to Egypt.  Elsewhere, German Kriegsmarine raider “Thor” returns to her home port in Brest, France, after more than 311 days at sea wreaking havoc on Allied shipping around the world.
  25. 1942 Thursday: South Africa breaks off diplomatic relations with Vichy France.  In the China-Burma-India Theater, aka the CBI, British troops continue being pushed back in Burma as the Chinese struggle to extricate their forces from Imperial Japanese traps, one after another.  They continue falling back toward Yunnan Province and hoped-for safety.  Elsewhere, in Quincy, Massachusetts, future 69.1st Acting U.S. Treasury Secretary Frank N. Newman is born.  A future Democrat, he would serve under President Bill Clinton from April 03, 1994, to March 05, 1995.
  26. 1943 Friday: U.S. Navy Lt. John F. Kennedy assumed command of PT-109, a motor torpedo boat in the Solomon Islands during World War II.  On August 02, 1943, PT-109 was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, the Amagiri, killing two crewmembers; Kennedy and 10 others managed to survive.  Meanwhile, Australian troops continue the fight against the Japanese in New Guinea.  
  27. 1944 Sunday: American forces on New Guinea are able to capture Hollandia without a fight.  Japanese troops are in dire straits due to no supplies being able to reach them nor reinforcements.
  28. 1945 Monday: The Red Army continues their inexorable drive towards Berlin.  Luftwaffe chief and successor to Adolf Hitler (or so he hopes) sends a message to his Fuhrer down in his bunker in Berlin: ‘IF you are unable to continue as head of the German Reich, I will gladly take over for you…just say the word’ or words to that effect.  The Fuhrer goes off the rails and orders the SS and Gestapo to hunt this worthless POS down and to bring him to Berlin so he can face Nazi justice.
  29. 1947 Wednesday: Glenn Cornick—future bassist with Jethro Tull, Paris, and Wild Turkey—is born in in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England on this date[vii].
  30. 1948 Friday:  David Cross—future violinist with King Crimson[viii] 1973-74—was born in Plymouth, England on this date.  Elsewhere, Jonny Longden became the first race jockey to ride 3,000 career winners.
  31. 1949 Saturday: The Chinese Red army conquerors the city of Nanjing on this date, which would lead to the Nationalist government abandoning the Chinese mainland and fleeing to Formosa.  Still, the defenders of the city fought block by block, house by house, trying to kill as many communists as they could before being murdered themselves or force-marched to Maoist gulags.  Remember: dead is better than red.  Any flipping day.
  32. 1950 Sunday: Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island.  Meanwhile, the Minneapolis Lakers beat the Syracuse Nationals, 4-2, to win the first National Basketball Association title and their first of many to come.
  33. 1951 Monday: The 30th vice president of the United States (served March 04, 1925, March 04, 1929, Republican), Charles D. Dawes, died on this date in Evanston, Illinois, at the age of 85.
  34. 1952 Wednesday: In Kalamazoo, Michigan, future drummer with Journey 2020-present, Narada Michael Walden is born on this date. 
  35. 1954 Friday: Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his record 755 major-league home runs in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals; however, the Cardinals won the game, 7-5.
  36. 1954 Friday A: The first part of the battle for Huguette 6 goes as planned with a sortie by a squadron of B-26 bombers followed by dive bombers lit up the communists clinging to the outlying position.  According to witnesses, the Viet Minh holding the position were obliterated.  However, French troops moving up to assault the position from two angles found themselves under heavy fire from communist positions holding the approaches to their target and were unable to reach it in time.  By the time they did, communists had moved to retake the position and heavy fighting ensued, much of it by hand-to-hand.  French forces would be forced to pull back under heavy fire.
  37. 1956 Monday:  The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ends racial discrimination on public transportation, primarily public buses.
  38. 1960 Saturday: Future rock guitarist with the British band, Def Leppard[ix]—Steve Clark—was born in in Hillsborough, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Great Britain, on this date.
  39. 1962 Monday: At the glorious Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California, heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay puts his pro record to 13-0 with a TKO of opponent, George Logan, at the 1:34-minute mark of Round 4 in a scheduled 10-round bout.
  40. 1964 Thursday: Ken Johnson of the Houston Astros threw the first no-hitter for a loss.  He lost 1-0 to the Cincinnati Reds due to two errors.
  41. 1965 Friday: Future rock vocalist with the band, Boston[x]—Tommy DeCarlo who would replace Brad Delp in 2008—is born on this date in Rome, N.Y.
  42. 1968 Tuesday: Students protesting the Vietnam War at New York’s Columbia University take over the administration buildings and shut down the university.  Elsewhere, the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form the United Methodist Church on this date.  
  43. 1969 Wednesday: Sirhan B. Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy; however, the sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.  
  44. 1971 Friday: The Soviet Union launched Soyuz 10 on this date.  Meanwhile, hundreds of Vietnam War veterans opposed to the conflict protested by tossing their medals and ribbons over a wire fence in front of the U.S. Capitol.
  45. 1972 Sunday: The astronauts of Apollo 16 explore the lunar surface.
  46. 1982 Friday: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer prices had declined the previous month, the first decline in almost 17 years.
  47. 1985 Tuesday: Coca-Cola announces it is going to change its secret flavor formula, which it used for 99 years, a move that would prove to be a disaster of epic proportions.
  48. 1987 Thursday: A federal ban on smoking during domestic airline flights of two hours or less goes into effect.  Elsewhere, 28 construction workers lost their lives when an apartment complex being built in Bridgeport, Connecticut, suddenly collapsed.  
  49. 1988 Saturday: In Martinez, California, some dimwit left a drain valve open at the Shell Marsh.  This blunder resulted in more than 10,000 barrels of oil pouring through into the marsh adjoining Peyton Slough.
  50. 1989 Sunday: In Beijing, China, students announce a boycott of all classes.  Meanwhile, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays final game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.
  51. 1992 Thursday: Marion Berry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., sent to prison for corruption walks out a free man after serving his time.  Elsewhere, in Ledyard, Connecticut, heavyweight boxer Tommy “The Duke” Morrison scores a 3rd round TKO of opponent, Kimmuel Odum, at the 1:50-minute mark of a scheduled 10-round bout.  This put ‘the Duke’s’ record to 31-1.
  52. 1993 Friday: Labor leader and all-around troublemaker, Cesar Chavez died in San Luis, Arizona, at age 66.  Elsewhere, in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Pyramid, heavyweight boxer Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall scores a TKO over his opponent, Italian Francesco Damiani, at the 1:09-minute mark of Round 8 in a schedule 10-round boxing match.  McCall’s record went to 22-5 while the record of Damiani would go 30-2.  It would also be the Italian pugilist’s final match.
  53. 1995 Sunday: In remembrance of the destruction of the Alfred P. Murray building in Oklahoma City, blown-up by Timothy McVeigh, President Bill Clinton calls for a day of mourning for those killed and wounded.
  54. 1997 Wednesday: An infertility doctor in California announced that a 63-year-old woman had given birth in late 1996.  The child from a donor egg made the woman the oldest known female to give birth to a child.
  55. 1998 Thursday: James Earl Ray, who had confessed to assassinating the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and then insisted that he, had been framed, died at a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital at age 70.
  56. 2003 Wednesday: President George W. Bush signed legislation that authorized the design change of the nickel for release in 2004.  It was the first change to the coin in 65 years and commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.   Elsewhere, the U.S. military leadership in Iraq announces that FIVE U.S. soldiers are under investigation for the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars discovered in caches around the war-torn country.
  57. 2004 Friday: Crazed Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr declares he will employ suicide bombers against U.S. troops should they make a move on his militias in the city of Najaf.  American and Coalition invaders are overrunning parts of the country in their quest for ‘weapons of mass destruction’ and then stamping out jihadis that the Shiites are preparing to begin lashing back at the so-called “Crusaders.”
  58. 2005 Saturday: At a checkpoint between Israel and the Gaza Strip, Israeli Defense Forces capture a 17-year-old Palestinian boy trying to smuggle four pipe bombs into Israel.
  59. 2006 Sunday: Al Jazeera reports that an audio tape of Osama bin Laden pops up in Darfur in which, the terrorist mastermind calls for jihad against the Crusaders.
  60. 2007 Monday: Boris Yeltsin, the first democratically elected Russian president, died in Moscow at age 76.   Elsewhere, as the U.S. military continues constructing a wall around a predominantly Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq, thousands of Iraqis are in the streets demanding it STOP.  Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki orders the U.S. to halt further construction. 
  61. 2008 Wednesday: After U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that during Jimmy Carter’s time as president, he was advised ‘NOT to have direct talks with the Islamic terrorist group Hamas,’ the failed president appears before news reporters and claims, “NOT true.”  This idiot would have talked with anyone, even those who hate both the United States and Israel.
  62. 2009 Thursday: The International Monetary Fund says it believes economic recovery will commence sometime in the next year.   Elsewhere, the Iraqi government believes that since President George W. Bush invaded their country in 2003, at least 110,000 of their citizens have been slain in the unnecessary war.  How sad.   Add to that the fact today, two suicide attacks, one in Baghdad and the other near Baquba, claim the lives of 87 people who weren’t yet ready to commune with Allah but went anyway.  
  63. 2010 Friday: As the U.S. and the United Nations place demands atop the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brushes off demands that it refrain from building new housing in its capital city of Jerusalem.  Meanwhile, the U.N. also is bitching that the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip is preventing the global body from ‘educating the poor little Palestinian tykes.’  Wah, wah, wah.
  64. 2011 Saturday: Chi-Com police stage a raid on a Tibetan monastery in Sichuan killing at least two people and wounding several others.  Ah, religious freedom in a communist hellhole.  Elsewhere, in Syria, while people are staging funerals for loved ones killed in rioting, Syrian government security forces kill another dozen or so mourners.  There will be more funerals for them.
  65. 2012 Monday: The trial of former senator and vice-presidential candidate John Edwards for misuse of campaign funds gets underway in North Carolina.  Elsewhere, famed bassist Chris Ethridge who played with the Flying Burrito Brothers[xi] (1968-69 / 1974-76 / 1990-93)—among other bands—lost his battle with pancreatic carcinoma on this date.  He died in his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi, at the age of 65.  Next, the Iranians are angry because a malware attack has hammered the National Iranian Oil Company.  Sucks to be you.  Finally, the White House is launching an investigation into its advance staff in the wake of the U.S. Secret Service scandal.
  66. 2013 Tuesday: In France, an amended bill legalizing same-sex (homosexual) marriage is passed, opening the door for Francois Holland to promulgate it.  Meanwhile, after the Chi-Coms float a flotilla of warships near Japan’s Senkaku Islands, Tokyo orders the Chi-Com ambassador to account for the actions of his countrymen.
  67. 2014 Wednesday: Facebook announces first-quarter profits of $642 million, an increase of nearly a factor of 3 over first-quarter profits in 2013, resulting in earnings of 25 cents per share versus the 17 cents per share expected by Wall Street.  Elsewhere, Ukrainian security officials discover that a Russian Orthodox Church in the eastern part of the country is a staging ground for Russian thugs attempting to terrorize that portion of the country.  That sounds like ‘Putin’ to us.  Obama, you must help these people against the Russian bear.  Plain.  Simple.  NOW.
  68. 2015 Thursday: On this date, Loretta Lynch wins confirmation in the U.S. Senate to succeed Eric Holder as the nation’s first attorney general.  She is the first African American female to hold this post.  Elsewhere, in one of the more tragic events in U.S. history, former General and former CIA Director David Petraeus pleads guilty in a federal court of sharing classified information with his biographer and lover.  The reason Petraeus found himself in this mess is because he REFUSED to back the Obama administration’s narrative on Benghazi.  The Bamster had knowledge of the victor of both Iraq and Afghanistan’s misdeeds and saved them, saved them for when he required them and when CIA Director Petraeus did not fall in line with the bogus narrative, word of the wrongdoing suddenly hit the news cycle. 
  69. 2016 Saturday: In what seems to be an annual thing, North Korea tells the United States that “IF you suspend military exercises with South Korea, maybe we’ll talk about nuclear disarmament.”  Elsewhere, German citizens in the city of Hanover are in the streets, protesting against President Barack Obama’s and the European Union’s proposed agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Partnership deal, a deal akin to the Transpacific Partnership, which would tie the U.S. in with the Europeans.  However, the Germans aren’t having any of it and claim that if this ‘Obama deal’ becomes reality, jobs will be lost, wages will fall, environmental protections damaged, they are having none of it.
  70. 2017 Sunday: The North Korean news agency announces they scooped up an American citizen, Kim Sang-Duk, aka Tony Kim, as he sought to leave the country.  The bonehead was teaching classes at Pyongyang University, and we guess the North Koreans decided they wanted him to continue teaching longer than the man planned.  Yikes.   
  71. 2018 Monday: In North Korea, a major mishap occurs as a bus carrying a group of visiting Chi-Com tourists plunges off a highway in North Hwanghae, killing at least 32 of the visiting guests and four North Koreans.  Several others are injured and trucked off to an infirmary for treatment.  What the hell are the Chi-Coms doing visiting North Korea when they could have gone to Tibet or Xinjiang Province where they could tour the Muslim concentration camps? 
  72. 2019 Tuesday: In Myanmar, at least 52 jade miners die in a mudslide.  Meanwhile, in Malawi, the World Health Organization begins inoculating young people with the world’s first malaria vaccine.  The vaccine provides only partial protection against the killer tropical disease, but any protection is better than NO protection.  Elsewhere, ISIS figuratively thumps its chest and takes credit for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka this past weekend.  Time to irradiate these murderous thugs.  
  73. 2020 Thursday:  The COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis, communist China’s ‘gift to the world’ continues taking lives, destroying economies, and being an over all pain in the ass for the entire planet.  Total confirmed cases for the globe sit at 2,699,338, confirmed deaths at 188,437, but confirmed recoveries sit at 737,735.  In the United States, there are 886,529 confirmed cases what with 50,162 confirmed deaths but 81,792 confirmed recoveries.  China continues claiming the same numbers what with 88,423 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed deaths and 81,785 confirmed recoveries.  What a bunch of lying scum.  After the United States, the next nation with the most cases is Spain, then Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, and then communist China.  Meanwhile, the worst news for the United States is that another 4.4 million Americans are unemployed bringing the total number of unemployed Americans to 26 million.  This shocking statistic shows that every single job gained since 2008 is NOW GONE.  Time to exact a heavy price from the PRC by returning to a Two-China Policy recognizing Taiwan- aka Free or Nationalist China- as an equal nation if not the rightful owner of the mainland. 
  74. 2021 Friday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 144,804,485 confirmed cases, +799,197, 3,073,868  confirmed deaths, +11,781, and 83,220,681 confirmed recoveries, +650,193.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 32,717,457 confirmed cases, UP 48,336 from yesterday’s reporting, 584,839 confirmed deaths, UP 10,421, (figures include today’s and yesterday’s)[xii] and 119,056,391 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] 
  75. 2021 Friday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, there have been 260,967 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.    
  76. 2021 Friday B: COVID-19 statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,727,713 confirmed cases, 61,261 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,196,502 confirmed cases, 34,759 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,977 confirmed cases, 474 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 392,013 confirmed cases, 5,466 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Idaho, one of the few sane places left in the country: they have 186,081 confirmed cases, 2,029 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[xiv]   
  77. 2021 Friday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 837,892 confirmed cases, 6,346 confirmed deaths, and 829,424 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Ethiopia, one of the oldest Christian nations on the globe: 247,989 cases of the virus, 3,496 confirmed deaths and 185,107 confirmed recoveries.[xv]    
  78. 2021 Friday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,043.49, UP 227.59 points (+0.67%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 14,016.81, UP 198.40 points (+1.44%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,180.17, UP 45.19 points (+1.09%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $62.04 per barrel, -0.10 (-0.16%).  The price of GOLD is $1,776.70 per troy oz., -1.10 (-0.06%) while the price of SILVER is $26.05 per troy ounce, -0.02 (-0.10%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,232.00 per troy oz, -1.10 (-0.09%) while the price of COPPER is $4.33 per pound, 0.00 (-0.08%).[xvi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,855.15 per troy oz, +18.52 (+0.65%).[xvii] The price of RHODIUM is $29,000.00 per troy oz., -200.00 (-0.68%).[xviii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000020.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.49 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.82.     In Japanese Yen, one greenback equals 107.91 and in Jordanian Dinar, a buck equals 0.71.[xix]  
  79. 2021 Friday 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 $3.981 per gallon, $2.802 in Florida, $3.760 in Hawaii, and $3.401 in Washington state.[xx]    Let’s look at one other location- Maine: $2.822.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,205,305,997,186 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xxi]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  80. 2021 Friday F: Joe Biden Border Catastrophe News I–  Senators John Cornyn, R-TX, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ, along with members of the House, presented the bicameral Bipartisan Border Solutions Act with which to tackle the ongoing BORDER CRISIS CAUSED BY THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S INEPTITUDE would create- if passed- four regional border processing facilities so the Biden Regime would not be dumping illegal aliens into every neighborhood in every state as the regime is doing now.   Elsewhere, Congressman Devin Nunes, R-CA 22nd congressional district, said that the illegal alien brats are in OBAMA-BIDEN CAGES and NOT Trump cages.  
  81. 2021 Friday G: Joe Biden News I– Drooling Joe Biden found himself for being mocked as at his recent ‘climate summit’ with world leaders via ZOOM, he was the ONLY leader wearing a mask.  Ye gods, Joe, what the hell is wrong with you?  Dimwit.   Anyhow, when Joe concluded his summit, he said with gasping vigor, “We’re gonna do this.”  Big flipping deal, Joe.  Do it to yourself, NOT to us.  Next, totally whacked White House Press Secretary Jen “Circle Back” Psaki crowed that ‘Joe Biden will be the first president to create 1,000,000 jobs in his first 100 days.’  Oh, please, stop it, we are laughing as hard as we can already.  Enough, dimwit!  Moving on, Joe Biden told Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that he is going to call ‘the Armenian massacre a GENOCIDE.’  As it was, the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE the Ottoman Turks carried out against the Christian Armenian minority in their country during World War I.  (Note- it would appear that via this action, Joe is pushing yet another dictatorial nation into the Chi-Com-Russian-Iranian-North Korean-Cuban-Venezuelan camp for good.  Good going there, Joe).
  82. 2021 Friday H: Energy News / Infrastructure News– Much to the horror of liberals, 73-percent of Americans recently polled believe that fossil fuels and natural gas will be with us for decades to come.  Yes, people are interested in renewable energy but until it becomes cost effective and dependable, no one wants this crap.[xxii]  Meanwhile, a new report says that a new proposed gasoline tax is meeting with resistance on BOTH sides of the political aisle.   After the GOP put forth a sensible and less costly infrastructure bill and the left slapped it down, Senator Johnson said it’s all ‘partisanship and not concern for the American people.’  Speaking of infrastructure, Senator Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., says that ‘Joe Biden should concentrate on CONVENTIONAL infrastructure’ and not this WOKE bulls**t.
  83. 2021 Friday I: 2020 Election News / Election Integrity– Early today, Democrats began suing the state of Arizona for permitting the election integrity audit to begin and continue.  Later in the day, a judge called a temporary halt to the procedures for some inexplicable reason, but then permitted it to proceed late in the day.  Next, President Donald J. Trump says that his team is advancing election integrity efforts across the country.  Elsewhere, New Hampshire passed SB 43 with which to carry out a forensic audit of the voting machines.  Citing the Windham Incident, in this one location, 1,143 ballots for Republicans were magically flipped over to Democrats.  These investigations are necessary.    
  84. 2021 Friday J: Foreign News / Overseas News–  Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, RINO, is slamming the inclusion of Iran- perhaps one of the greatest persecutors of women and girls- onto the U.N. Status of Women Commission.  What a load of feculent crap to put a scumbag nation such as Iran on a global body such as the one mentioned above.   Meanwhile, following Tony Perkins- of Family Research Council fame- calling for a boycott on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the Chi-Coms now are trying to cancel him.  Permanently.    Elsewhere, Russian dissident Alexei Navalny is going to end his hunger strike.  Finally, Japan is declaring a state of emergency around Tokyo and three other areas due to surging numbers of COVID-19 cases.
  85. 2021 Friday K: Mass Shooting News / Law Enforcement News–  We learned that late last night in San  Diego, California, a mass shooting left one person dead and at least four injured.  We learned today that NBC once again rejiggered audio from the recent police shooting of Ma’ Khia Bryant who was in the act of stabbing another girl with an eight-inch blade.  As they did with George Zimmerman’s 911 call regarding Trayvon Martin, they edited and fabricated the police call so as to suit their narrative.  Folks, these lying scumbag networks should be fined and/or stripped of their broadcast licenses.   Meanwhile, Nicolas Cruz, the POS who shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida back on February 14, 2018, in what we have dubbed the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre 2018- could go on trial for his life as early as this September.  (Note- we thought he had already copped to a deal).   Elsewhere, an alternate juror in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin says ‘yes, indeed, the mob intimidate us into finding the way we did.’  This verdict is going to get tossed.  Count on it.
  86. 2021 Friday L: Social Media And Stupid People News– After that big POS Los Angeles Lakers dimwit LeBron “Fecal Matter” James put up his most recent tweet about the cop who shot violent teen Ma’ Kia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, a few days ago, President Donald J. Trump says the turd should ‘focus on his NBA career rather than presiding over the destruction of the National Basketball League.’  LeBron James clearly learned nothing in school and worse, he is down on his knees in front of Xi Jinping doing the nasty for him every day.  C***sucker.  Speaking of LeBron and social media, millions are asking WHY Twitter banned President Donald J. Trump for ‘inciting violence’ while all the while permitting King James to make threats of his own via the platform?  Why?
  87. 2021 Friday M: COVID-19 News / Updates– Today, 33 colleges said that in order to return to classes in the next semester, ALL students will have to show proof they have been vaccinated for the Xi Jinping Bat Virus.  In other Chi-Vi news, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton – with the help of Border Guru Stephen Miller- is suing the Biden administration over its hypocrisy of allowing in hundreds of thousands of illegals without testing them for the ‘VID while demanding states continue the bogus lockdowns the federal government imposes on them (if it can get away with doing it).  Moving on, the U.S. will now permit the use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations to proceed.  However, this comes on the heels of the CDC investigation yet another woman’s death- someone in her fifties- following vaccination for the Chi-Vi.
  88. 2021 Friday N: U.S. Government News– Ahead of their planned pull out, U.S. military is packing up its military hardware in Afghanistan while leaving non-military supplies such as office equipment and appliances behind for the Taliban to put to effective use.   In other truly embarrassing news, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, a true milquetoast if one ever existed, is going to permit U.S. diplomatic missions abroad to fly the LGBTQIA+ flag at the same level with the U.S. flag around the world.  Gee whiz, paint another target on our backs, will you?  Meanwhile, the Biden White House is nominating a ‘conservationist’- Tracy Stone-Manning- to lead the Public Lands Bureau.  Another left-wing loser to be sure.  Finally, SpaceX Dragon capsule blasted off today carrying FOUR American astronauts to the International Space Station.
  89. 2021 Friday O: January 06, 2021, Storming The Capitol / Capitol Hill Riots / False Flag Operations News– It appears that Capitol Hill law enforcement has grown fatigued by lying Democrats’ narratives on what happened on that fateful day when Antifa and Black Lives Matter infiltrated the ranks of Trump supporters and then set in motion the largest FALSE FLAG operation seen in the history of our country.  They are pushing back on recent claims by unnamed Democrats that they showed ‘bias towards the Trump supporters.’  They say they did not.   Elsewhere, Senator Ron Johnson, R-WI, is demanding a FULL ACCOUNTING of the death of Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick, someone whom we just learned died from natural causes and did not- we repeat, did NOT- have his head bashed in with a fire extinguisher as liberal fake news media and Democrat politicians have long claimed.   Tell us the truth.
  90. 2021 Friday P: State News–  Florida’s Supreme Court stopped a bid with which to legalize marijuana in the Sunshine State.  Good.  We have enough stupid people already.   Elsewhere, in California, Caitlyn Jenner makes it official- she is running for the governor’s job in the recall of Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom and some like that overweight, wig-wearing Joy Behar on “The View” are upset.  She was so upset, she kept using the wrong pronouns when speaking of Ms. Jenner which in the liberal WOKE world is a major faux pas.  Yet, liberals routinely get away with NOT doing as they say everyone else should be doing.  What a farce.  Next, in New York City late last night/early this morning, did their best to deface a monument in Central Park, one built to commemorate the loss of 260 U.S. Navy sailors who were killed when the battleship USS Maine blew up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, on February 15, 1898, the main event that propelled the U.S. into war with Spain.  Police arrested some of the rioters, but we are sure they left the slammer within hours of their arrest.
  91. 2021 Friday Q: Political News I– A new study on elected officials who are the child of elected officials says that Congresswoman Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, and Senator Lisa Murkowski, RINO-AK, vote to the LEFT of their parents when they were in office.  Meanwhile, Senator Joe Manchin, D-W. VA, said he ‘endorses Senators Murkowski and her RINO buddy, Susan Collins, of Maine.   Next, survivors of the Steve Scalise shooting criticize yesterday’s findings by the FBI that James Hodgkinson who shot up the Republican team preparing for the annual House baseball game back on June 14, 2017, did so because he wanted to die by suicide by cop.  This was the FBI finding we received yesterday and all we can say is that FBI Director Christopher Wray is full of fecal matter.
  92. 2021 Friday R: Political News II– Congressman Jason Smith, R-MO 8th congressional district, told Newsmax TV that New York state’s planned payments of $15,000 or more to illegal aliens is ‘unacceptable.’  It’s unacceptable when Americans need help, require salvation from all the Chi-Com Virus lockdowns and restrictions, and liberal left-wing government would rather care for INVADERS than for its own people.   Next, Kimberly Guilfoyle endorses former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in his U.S. Senate bid.   Moving on, Governor Asa Hutchinson, RINO-AR, vetoed a bill limiting gun restrictions.  He vetoed a bill that LIMITS restrictions on guns in the Natural State, for Christ’s Sake.   The man has demonstrated he is little more than a RINO.
  93. 2021 Friday S: Political News III– Apparently, the President Trump 2020 Campaign left an unpaid view in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a $211,000 bill, one they are sending to collections.  Sounds like bull crap but then- we know how it is.  Speaking of President Trump, he may be leaving Florida to spend the summer at his New Jersey golf club.   Speaking of Florida, the okays a bill banning abortions based on disability.  Meanwhile, we learn that the United States Postal Service- the USPS, for Christ’s Holy Sake!- is now doing dirty work for the Biden regime by spying on conservative Americans.  Man, they must have amassed a humongous dossier on the AICPENDBLOG.COM by now.  What the hell is the postal service doing behaving like the Gestapo?  Has Stamps.com hurt them this much that they must take on jobs that have NOTHING to do with their daytime jobs?
  94. 2021 Friday T: Miscellaneous News I– After a violent summer last year in \Minneapolis, Minnesota, BLACK-OWNED businesses in the city say the ‘city has abandoned them.’  These poor people watched Black Lives Matter and Antifa and all the hateful white punks (especially the banshees) screaming and rioting, looting, robbing, raping, and burning, and the damned Twin Cities need to do something to get them back on their feet!  What the hell does it take?  Where the hell is Patrice Cullors and all her millions of dollars?  Where is Joe Biden?  HELP these people.  Elsewhere, the Washington Post was slammed earlier today for their disgraceful ‘fact-checking’ on Senator Tim Scott’s ‘from the cotton fields to Congress’ statement awhile back.  Leftists are scumbags, what more can one say?  In other whack-job news, Climate Czar John F. Kerry says that the administration is exploring a BORDER ADJUSTMENT TAX that will slap additional taxes, i.e., tariffs, on nations with weaker climate policies.  Folks, it’s time to make up NICE with Russia or China and seek asylum.  These people are cray-cray.
  95. 2021 Friday U: California Lottery Results– Here are the results for the Mega-Millions Draw #1653: 04, 28, 29,30, 60, and Mega 25.  Stay tuned for news on the winners… Out of 111,596 winning tickets, the highest winners were TWO people who had FOUR plus the Mega for a prize of $14,862 apiece.
  96. 2022 Saturday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 509,233,914 confirmed cases, +617,622, 6,242,252 confirmed deaths, +1,804 and 461,780,092 confirmed recoveries, +836,994. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,649,779 confirmed cases, UP 21,690 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,018,316 confirmed deaths, UP 162,[xxiii] and 80,434,925 confirmed recoveries, UP to 32,524.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxiv]
  97. 2022 Saturday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 569,023 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 204,268 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 458 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  98. 2022 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: 9,191,546 confirmed cases, 90,145 confirmed deaths, and 8,946,068 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,943,165 confirmed cases, 73,822 confirmed deaths, and 5,810,014 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 245,035 confirmed cases, 1,407 confirmed deaths, and 238,184 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,483,332 confirmed cases, 12,657 confirmed deaths, and 1,441,788 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., U.S. Northern Mariana Islands: they have 11,221 confirmed cases, 34 confirmed deaths, and 11,177 confirmed recoveries.[xxv]   
  99. 2022 Saturday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,054,342 confirmed cases, 10,658 confirmed deaths, and 4,009,152 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Vatican City, 221st place on the list: 29 cases of the virus, 0 confirmed death and 29 confirmed recoveries.[xxvi]                         
  100. 2022 Saturday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,811.40, DOWN 981.36 points (-2.82%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,839.29 DOWN 335.56 points (-2.55%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,271.78, DOWN 121.88 points (-2.77%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $101.75 per barrel, -2.04 (-1.97%).  The price of GOLD is $1,932.50 per troy oz., -15.70 (-0.81%) while the price of SILVER is $24.19 per troy ounce, -0.43 (-1.75%).  The price of PLATINUM is $923.00 per troy oz, -44.80 (-4.63%) while the price of COPPER is $4.58 per pound, -0.12 (-2.56%).[xxvii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,374.82 per troy oz., -47.07 (-1.94%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,650.00 per troy oz., -100.00 (-0.53%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,095,000.00 per CNY/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,244.00 per USD/T, -54.00 (-1.64%). The price of ZINC is $4,388.00 per USD/T., -62.00 (-1.39%).   The price of COCOA is $2,506.00 per USD/T, -34.00 (-1.34%).  The price of COFFEE is $226.00 per USD/T, -2.15 (-0.94%).  The price of CORN is $791.75 per USD/T, -7.50 (-0.94%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,002.60 USD 1,000 board feet -22.40 (-2.19%).[xxviii]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.50 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.93 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.22, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 74.88 of theirs.    In Nicaraguan Córdoba, one greenback equals 35.74 and in Nigerian Naira, a buck equals 414.00 and in Norwegian Krone, one dollar equals 8.96 of theirs.[xxix]       
  101. 2022 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 and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.688 per gallon, $4.106 in Florida, $5.243 in Hawaii, and $4.687 in Washington state.[xxx]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Maine- $4.115.  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 25th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Belarus: $2.534 per U.S. Gallon.[xxxi] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,404,662,821,355 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxxii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do which is not good- those two bastards should have met their ends on the chopping block.  As for holders of U.S. debt, after ALL OTHERS the next largest holder of U.S. debt is Japan.  This nation holds $1,251,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  102. 2022 Saturday F: California Lottery Results-Super Lotto and Powerball Draws– First, here are the results for Super Lotto Draw #3658 what with a $36 million jackpot on the line for some lucky winner: 13, 19, 21, 22, 39, and Mega 09.  Out of 121,544 winning tickets, the highest winners were TWO people who had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $20,496 apiece.  One ticket was sold at (1) 7-Eleven in Hayward, CA 94541 while the other was sold at (2) El Monte Liquor in Mountain View, CA 94040.  Next, here are the results for the Powerball Draw #979 with a jackpot of $400 million up for grabs: 10, 39, 47, 49, 56, and Power 08.  Out of 182,097 winning tickets, the highest winners were FOUR people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $24,084.

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0809 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Distant Mesa.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.

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The next album released by the Band was the group’s first live album, “Rock of Ages” remixed, expanded, and amazing: “Live at the Academy of Music 1971.”  A great album with which to begin, with the added tunes on the updated release, it’s even better.  This album features the best tunes ever recorded by the group and then some so we hope that you will investigate it to your heart’s content.  We think you will be glad you did.  The band features the same quintet of Rick Danko (bass, vocals, and fiddle), Robbie Robertson (guitars and vocals), Levon Helm (drums, percussion, vocals, mandolins, and tambourines), Richard Manuel (pianos, organs, and vocals), and Garth Hudson (keyboards and saxophones) augmented by additional horns and a guest appearance by the great Bob Dylan.  We hope you will seek this one out and make it a part of your daily listening pleasure and be sure to introduce your friends and family to the music of the Band.  They will thank you, too.

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[i] We look forward to doing the music of Roy Orbison and other old rockers sometime in the next decade.  Please, stay tuned for further information.

[ii] 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.    The “Wings Over America” album appeared on Saturday, 07-January-2017.  Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.

[iii] See previous.

[iv] At some point when we return to presenting the music of American bands, we will promote that of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as of Tom Petty himself.  We hope you will await word as to when we do.  We thank you.

[v] Not sure as to when we will begin promoting the music of Bob Dylan but one day, we sure heck we do.  Stay tuned.

[vi] We look forward to promoting the music of the Electric Light Orchestra/the Move, Roy Wood, and Wizzard..  They are among the amazing British rock bands of the 1970s and deserve to be acknowledged as such.

[vii] We expect to do the music of Jethro Tull, Wild Turkey, Ian Anderson, and Paris sometime in the next 5-6 years.  We hope you will still be with us.

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

[ix] Not sure when we will offer the music of Def Leppard but we hope to do it sometime within the next decade.  Please, keep posted for further information.

[x] 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.

[xi] We presented the music of the Flying Burrito Brothers beginning Sunday, 23-February-2014 and concluded our presentation on Thursday, 06-March-2014.

[xii] 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)

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

[xvii] 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.

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

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

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

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

[xxii] We are awaiting the day for when the Pentagon says they are going to go with electric-powered tanks and military vehicles.  Now that will be the day when we surrender whatever greatness we as a nation still possess.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

112. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022

2021 Thursday F: JOE BIDEN’S BORDER CATASTROPHE- a new report hit the news cycle today suggesting that Health and Human Services, an agency headed by Secretary Xavier Becerra, a man who never met an illegal alien he did not want to protect or a baby to abort, is paying travel expenses for (NAMBLA) and other groups to come pick up illegal alien brats and then take them elsewhere in the country. Shady foster care services are making BIG BUCKS right now caring for illegal alien minors.

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112. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022:

Oklahoma Day (Oklahoma), Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, and for liberal dimwits, it’s “Earth Day!”[i]

President (and Vice President) Richard M. Nixon; U.S. Supreme Court Associate (and Chief) Justice Harlan F. Stone; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McKinley; U.S. Agricultural Secretary Julius Sterling Morton; U.S. Attorney General Harlan F. Stone; U.S. Secretaries of State John Foster Dulles and Christian Herter;  U.S. Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey; Humble Pie featuring Peter Frampton, Mike + the Mechanics featuring Paul Carrack, Quicksilver Messenger Service featuring Jack Nitzche, the Rolling Stones featuring Keith Richards, and the Woodstock Music Festival featuring Richie Havens:

  1. 174 Friday: The reign of the 12th Roman Catholic Pope St. Soter ended on this date.  He first became pontiff on April 20, 166, and guided his flock for the next 8 years and two days.  His successor, the 13th Pope St. Eleutherius picked up his Holy Cross on this date and carried it forward until May 26, 189.
  2. 296 Wednesday: St. Caius ends his reign as the 28th Roman Catholic Pope.  He first assumed his position on December 17, 283.
  3. 536 Sunday: St. Agapitus I ends his reign as the 57th Roman Catholic Pope.  He assumed his position on May 13, 535.
  4. 1073 Tuesday: The reign of the 157th Roman Catholic Pope St. Gregory VII began on this date.  He would lead his earthly flock for the next 12 years and 33 days until May 25, 1085.
  5. 1370 Sunday:  In Paris, construction on the Bastille commences.
  6. 1500 Sunday: Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil on this date.
  7. 1509 Thursday: Upon the death of his father, King Henry VII, Henry VIII ascended the English throne.
  8. 1521 Friday: The king of France, Francois I, declares war on neighboring Spain. 
  9. 1529 Monday: Through the Treaty of Saragossa, Spain and Portugal divided the New World between them.
  10. 1610 Thursday: In Venice, Republic of Venice, future 241st Roman Catholic Pope Alexander VIII is born Pietro Vito Ottoboni.  He would become the Vicar of Christ on October 06, 1689, and would lead his global flock from that date until February 01, 1691.
  11. 1792 Sunday: President George Washington proclaimed American neutrality in the war in Europe.
  12. 1793 Monday: President George Washington attends Rickett’s, the first circus to appear in the new United States of America.
  13. 1832 Sunday: In Adams, New York, future 3rd U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Julius Sterling Morton is born.  A future Democrat, Secretary Morton would serve under President Grover Cleveland from March 07, 1893, to March 05, 1897.
  14. 1837 Saturday: The 27th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McKinley assumed his position on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Democrat, President Martin Van Buren nominated his fellow Democrat to fill a new seat on the Supreme Court.  Associate Justice McKinley served from today until July 19, 1852.
  15. 1838 Sunday: The English ship Sirius docks in New York City; it is the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
  16. 1861 Monday: General Robert E. Lee becomes head of the Confederate forces of Virginia.
  17. 1864 Friday: Congress authorized the use of the phrase, “In God We Trust,” which first appears on two-cent U.S. coins.
  18. 1876 Saturday: In the first official National League baseball game, Boston defeated Philadelphia by a final score of 6-5.
  19. 1884 Tuesday: The United States recognizes King Leopold II of Belgium’s Congo Free State.
  20. 1889 Monday: At high noon, the Oklahoma Land Rush begins; within hours, the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie form with populations of at least 10,000 citizens.
  21. 1897 Thursday: In New York City, the Jewish newspaper, “Forward,” begins publication and is still in print today.
  22. 1898 Friday: The first shot of the Spanish-American War occurred on this date when the USS Nashville captured a Spanish merchant ship on the high seas.
  23. 1903 Wednesday: In St. Paul, Minnesota, the 32nd U.S. Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey, died at age 87.  A Republican, Ramsey served under President Rutherford B. Hayes from December 10, 1879, to March 05, 1881.
  24. 1914 Wednesday: Mexico severs diplomatic relations with the United States.  Elsewhere, Babe Ruth makes his pitching debut as a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.
  25. 1915 Thursday: The use of chemical weapons in World War I escalates when the Germans release chlorine gas in the Second Battle of Ypres.  French defenders flee the town of Ypres, but Canadian reinforcements appear on scene and manage to hold the Germans in check.  On the Eastern Front, the Russians are having mixed success as they fight their way through the Carpathian Mountain pass of Uzhok.  Austro-Hungarian troops have managed to stem the tide but a counterattack towards the town of Styrj is repulsed.  Elsewhere, the New York Yankees wore pinstripes and the hat-in-the-ring logo for the first time.
  26. 1916 Saturday: Allied forces in German East Africa continue their pursuit of the Kaiser’s forces but as is the norm, every time the British and Commonwealth troops think they have brought them to a decisive battle, they manage to disappear into the tropical rain forests.
  27. 1917 Sunday: British and Ottoman Turkish forces come to battle on the western side of the Tigris River in Mesopotamia.  Elsewhere, the Siege of Kut continues as the Turks continue their ongoing bombardment of the fabled town.  The British and Indian troops got themselves caught in a trap from which there was no extrication and men, and animals are dying of starvation and thirst.  The Turks continue giving them opportunities to surrender but a British force this size has never surrendered in the field.
  28. 1918 Monday: With the Russians out of World War I, Austro-Hungarian reinforcements are beginning to arrive in Belgium from the Eastern Front.  The Germans are going to go for broke in a desperate bid to win the war. 
  29. 1930 Tuesday: In London, the United States, Great Britain, and the Empire of Japan sign a naval treaty, which spells out which each nation’s naval fleet can be as well as the number of ships it might have—the Japanese did not like this.
  30. 1931 Wednesday: James G. Ray landed an autogiro on the lawn of the White House on this date.
  31. 1937 Thursday: Jack Nitzche—future keyboardist with Crazy Horse[i] (1970-71), Quicksilver Messenger Service[ii] in the mid-1970s, and with other bands—was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois.
  32. 1938 Friday: 45 workers died in a coalmine explosion at Keen Mountain in Buchanan County, Virginia.
  33. 1940 Monday: North of Lillehammer, Norway, British resistance is beginning to collapse against the Nazi drive to secure the nation and stamp out all resistance.  The Brits will soon be attempting to find ways to evacuate their forces.
  34. 1941 Tuesday: Fighting around Dessie in East Africa begins to subside.  Remaining Italian forces commence falling back with South African troops following swiftly behind them.
  35. 1942 Wednesday: British and Chinese troops are preparing to make a stand at Meiktila in Burma in the hope of stunting the ongoing Imperial Japanese assault. 
  36. 1943 Thursday: The Luftwaffe continues the attempt to get supplies to the trapped Afrika Korps in Tunisia; however, without control of the skies, the Luftwaffe is losing too many planes in the endeavor what with the loss of 30 transports being shot down just today.
  37. 1944 Saturday: During World War II, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini, meet at Salzburg, Austria, to confer on war aims.  Meanwhile in the Pacific Theater, U.S. forces began invading Japanese-held New Guinea with amphibious landings at Hollandia and Aitape.
  38. 1945 Sunday: Chief of the SS Heinrich Himmler meets with Swedish Count Bernadotte and gives him a proposal to carry to the Allies: the Germans will surrender to the Western Allies BUT NOT to the Soviet Union.  The Swiss diplomat agrees to pass the message to the Allies.  Elsewhere, in the Pacific Theater, American and Filipino forces continue liberating the Philippines as they land on lesser islands and begin going after Japanese garrisons.
  39. 1946 Monday: In Washington, D.C., Harlan F. Stone, died.  President Calvin Coolidge nominated Stone to fill Associate Justice Joseph McKenna’s seat.  In this role, the 73rd over-all justice served from March 02, 1925, to July 03, 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated the Republican justice to fill Charles Evans Hughes’ seat which made Stone the 12th Chief Justice of the United States.  In this capacity, he served from July 03, 1941, to April 22, 1946.  Prior to either of these positions, Stone served his nation as its 52nd U.S. attorney general.  In this capacity, he served under President Calvin Coolidge from April 07, 1924, to March 01, 1925, before moving up to SCOTUS.
  40. 1950 Saturday: Peter Frampton, future lead guitarist and vocalist with the British bands, the Herd and Humble Pie[iii], and later of a solo career lasting until today was born in Beckenham, Kent, England, on this date.
  41. 1951 Sunday: In Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, Paul Carrack future vocalist/guitarist with Mike + the Mechanics[iv] is born.
  42. 1952 Tuesday: An atomic bomb test in Nevada became the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television as a B-50 Superfortress dropped a 31-kiloton bomb on the desert floor.
  43. 1954 Thursday: Live television coverage of the U.S. Senate’s Army-McCarthy hearings begins on this date.  Elsewhere, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu rages on and with the loss of Huguette 1, the People’s Army now is able to blanket the remnants of the airfield as well as the drop zones for reinforcements sent in by air drop.  Communist artillery is able to blanket much of the base, taking out supplies as well as causing havoc among the remaining supply vehicles.  A counterattack to re-seize Huguette 1 from the communists is planned for tomorrow.  New units are being formed using remnants of others.  This attack must succeed at all costs.[v]
  44. 1955 Friday: The U.S. Congress orders the inscription “In God We Trust” on all coins minted in the United States.
  45. 1959 Wednesday: The 52nd U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles left his post on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from January 26, 1953, until today.  His replacement, the 53rd U.S. Secretary of State Christian Herter took his position.  He also served under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from today until January 20, 1961.  
  46. 1967 Saturday: Randy Matson set a world record with a shot-put toss of 71 feet, and 5.5 inches at College Station, Texas.
  47. 1970 Wednesday: Millions of Americans concerned about the environment observed the first “Earth Day.”[vi]
  48. 1972 Saturday: In Struthers, Ohio, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers scores a TKO at the 2:38 minute mark of Round 5 in a scheduled 10-round bout over Canadian Bob Felstein.  With the win, Shavers record to 38-2.
  49. 1976 Thursday: Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television.
  50. 1979 Sunday: To keep Keith Richards out of a Canadian prison, the Rolling Stones[vii] perform a free concert in that nation.
  51. 1982 Thursday: In Traverse City, Michigan, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers wins a 10-round bout on points over fellow American boxer, Ali Haakim which puts his record to 65-10-1.
  52. 1983 Friday: The West German news magazine Stern announced the discovery of 60 volumes of personal diaries purportedly written by Adolf Hitler; however, the diaries turned out to be nothing more than a hoax.
  53. 1987 Wednesday: The American Physical Society said that the “Star Wars” missile system was ‘highly questionable’ and would require 10 years of research.
  54. 1989 Saturday: In the MLB, Nolan Ryan strikes out Ricky Henderson for his 5,000th strikeout.
  55. 1990 Sunday: After 39 months of captivity, Muslim extremists in Lebanon release American captive, Robert Polhill.
  56. 1992 Wednesday: In Washington, D.C., a museum for the Holocaust opens to the public.  Elsewhere, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, heavyweight boxer Tony “TNT” Tucker scores a TKO over his opponent, Jesus Contreras, at the 1:27-minute mark of Round 6 at a scheduled 10-round bout.  This put Tucker’s record to 44-1-1.
  57. 1993 Thursday: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, D.C., to honor the victims of Nazi extermination.
  58. 1994 Friday: Four days after suffering a stroke, Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, died in a New York hospital; he was 81-years old  Prior to becoming president, Nixon served as the nation’s 36th vice president from 1953-1961 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Meanwhile, Michael “Double M” Moorer beats Evander Holyfield via a 12-round split decision to win the WBA and IBF heavyweight boxing titles of the world.  Holyfield’s record went to 30-2 with the stunning loss while “Double M’s” record went to 35-0.
  59. 1995 Saturday: George Foreman beats Axel Schultz in a 12 round split decision to win the vacant WBU heavyweight boxing title of the world and retained the IBF heavyweight title.  With this victory, Foreman improved his pro record to 74-4.  Conversely, Schultz’s record dropped to 21-2-1.
  60. 1997 Tuesday: The Peruvian government sent commandos into the Japanese ambassador’s residence to put an end to a 126-day hostage crisis; all 14 Tupac Amaru rebels lost their lives while all 72 hostages were rescued; however, one died later due to gunshot wounds.  
  61. 2003 Tuesday: The Third World wins yet again as the new International Criminal Court selects Argentine lawyer Luis Moreno Ocampo to become the first prosecutor of the new world court.  Instead of choosing American or Europeans to do the honors, they did into the bowels of the Third World to find left-wing individuals to do the dirty work.
  62. 2004 Thursday: On this tragic day, U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who’d traded in a multi-million-dollar NFL contract to serve in Afghanistan, was killed by friendly fire; he was 27.  Elsewhere, the U.N. Security Council- calling upon all 191 member nations to assist- orders an investigation into the corruption surrounding the “Oil for Food” program set up after the First Gulf War back in 1991.  The program allowed Saddam Hussein to sell oil to the rest of the world in exchange for food.
  63. 2005 Friday: In a federal court, terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui pleads guilty to terrorism charges.  The POS scumbag overslept and failed to show up when the four planes took off on September 11, 2001.  The so-called 20th hijacker will be in prison for years to come…or so we hope.
  64. 2006 Saturday: In Kharkov in the Ukraine, two homemade bombs detonate in two grocery stores injuring 14 people.   Meanwhile, a Taliban roadside bomb claims the lives of four Canadian soldiers. 
  65. 2007 Sunday: “Former Islamist” (NO one is ever a ‘former Islamist’) Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given the ‘okay’ for the arrest of, detention of, and even the torture of Christian citizens within his country.  Could we see another Armenian Genocide brewing here?  Erdogan is little more than a big piece of festering pig crap and so wants to be a DICTATOR.   Someone needs to eliminate this guy.
  66. 2008 Tuesday: In the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Primary, candidate Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, wins big, giving Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-IL, a big smackdown.   Meanwhile, a federal grand jury in Las Vegas, Nevada, indicts an unidentified suspect on possession of ricin, a nerve agent.
  67. 2009 Wednesday: Japan reports its first trade deficit since 1981.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate Intel Committee announces that the Bush administration authorized the use of torture ahead of the capture of foreign jihadists on the battlefield.   The report also noted the calls for use of a specialized facility where ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ would be utilized such as ones learned by the U.S. military from its returned POWs from North Korea during the Korean War.  Wow.
  68. 2010 Thursday: The British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon rig that blew up two days prior begins to sink into the Gulf of Mexico; crude oil leaks into the surrounding waters at an alarming rate.   Authorities estimate at least 8,000 barrels of crude oil are going into the Gulf of Mexico every day as well as diesel fuel that the resulting explosion failed to consume.  Meanwhile, 11 people are still missing…
  69. 2011 Friday: After airstrikes destroy 30 – 40 per cent of Libya’s ground forces, U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen states the war is moving toward a stalemate.  Elsewhere, things go awry in the Gaza Strip when a mysterious blast at a factory- probably a bomb-making factory if you will- occurs sending three fortunate souls to meet with Allah sooner than expected and leaving another three wishing they could have gone with their buddies.  Exercise more caution, jihadis.
  70. 2012 Sunday: The U.S. military is faced with having to monitor its servicemen-and-women in Afghanistan after reports of opiate and other drug usage, as well as distribution, begin to arise.  Of course, this smacks of the Vietnam War Era when numerous service personnel were hooked on opiates or involved in their trafficking.   Meanwhile, naval forces from both Russia and the People’s Republic of China participate in joint exercises in the Yellow Sea.
  71. 2013 Monday: The News Corporation phone hacking scandal results in the company’s agreement to pay $139 million to American shareholders.  Elsewhere, the first performer at the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969, 5:07 to 7:00 P.M.—Richie Havens[viii]—died on this date in Jersey City, N.J. at age 72.  Elsewhere, fighting between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram human scum continues in Borno state.   Human rights activists are blasting the Nigerians, but local military authorities claim they are ‘inflating the numbers.’
  72. 2014 Tuesday:  An American, Meb Keflezighi, wins the men’s Boston Marathon, one year after two jihadist brothers from Chechnya bombed the race the previous year; an American last won the men’s race in 1983.  Elsewhere, a Russian court orders Alexei Navalny, an anti-Putin, pro-democracy Russian political activist, to pay the sum of 300,000 rubles to settle a libel suit made by a Putin stooge whom Navalny labeled a drug addict.
  73. 2015 Wednesday: Following a lengthy battle over abortion in the U.S. Senate passes by a unanimous vote a bill to combat human trafficking.  Elsewhere, following disputes between the European Union and Russian natural gas giant, Gazprom, the European Union threatens to launch an anti-trust suit against the company, a company that supplies natural gas to much of the European Continent.  How is this going to end?
  74. 2016 Friday: Mayor Boris Johnson of London is peeved with U.S. President Barack Obama.  The 44th president has this effect on people.  Regarding Brexit, Mayor BoJo, also a member of the British Cabinet, says of President Obama that he is both ‘hypocritical and inconsistent’ in putting in his two cents regarding the desire of the British people to undergo Brexit.  What right does the Bamster have telling another country- especially our oldest ally- to NOT do something.  
  75. 2017 Saturday: As the Trump transition continues, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy gets the axe and is sent packing.  For the time being, Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams will serve as the Acting Surgeon General.  Elsewhere, angry Venezuelans continue protesting against the regime of faux President Nicolas Maduro. 
  76. 2018 Sunday: A bus crash in northern North Korea kills at least 36 people, most of them Chinese tourists.  WTF is there to see in North Korea other than pain, misery, and suffering?   Meanwhile, Saudi warplanes kill 20-plus people at a wedding in northwestern Yemen.   Target: Houthi rebels so the wedding attendees most likely were terrorists.
  77. 2019 Monday: ‘Nobody’ Congressman Seth Moulton, DS-MA 6th congressional district says, ‘I am running for the Democratic Party’s 2020 Presidential nomination.’  Big deal.   Meanwhile, the Trump administration directs that ALL nations buying oil from Iran stop doing so by May 01 so that they can cripple the country economically and stop their march towards the development of nuclear weapons.  
  78. 2020 Wednesday: At the time of this publishing, the confirmed cases of the Chinese Wuhan Virus Crisis, aka COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, aka Wuhan Flu, aka the Kung Flu around the planet sit at 2,614,040 what with confirmed deaths at 182,004 but confirmed recoveries at 706,636.  In the United States, confirmed total number of cases is 840,625 what with 46,996 confirmed deaths and 76,864 confirmed recoveries.  Meanwhile, in the s-hole country where this all began- the People’s Republic of China- the Chin continue claiming 83,868 confirmed cases and 4,636 confirmed deaths.  How interesting is that?  Western intelligence agencies have reported a greater number of deaths that dwarf anything the communist government claims is the truth.  Shame on them.
  79. 2021 Thursday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 144,025,288 confirmed cases, +1,013,182, 3,062,087  confirmed deaths, +15,938, and 82,570,488 confirmed recoveries, +590,604.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 32,039,261 confirmed cases, UP 160,965 from yesterday’s reporting, 574,418 confirmed deaths, UP 1,717, (figures for the U.S. are the same as yesterday’s) and 119,051,035 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] 
  80. 2021 Thursday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 250,546 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- feeble old Joe, in another four to five weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    
  81. 2021 Thursday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,725,196 confirmed cases, 61,170 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,191,038 confirmed cases, 34,696 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,885 confirmed cases, 474 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 392,013 confirmed cases, 5,466 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., New Mexico, the fictional home of “Breaking Bad”: they have 195,793 confirmed cases, 4,022 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[x]   
  82. 2021 Thursday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 837,807 confirmed cases, 6,346 confirmed deaths, and 829,127 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Moldova, a former piece of the old Soviet Union: 247,391 cases of the virus, 5,643 confirmed deaths and 234,204 confirmed recoveries.[xi]    In other foreign Chi-Vi news, we learned today that FAKE Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have been discovered in countries such as Mexico and Poland.
  83. 2021 Thursday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,815.90, DOWN 321.41 points (-0.94%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,818.41, DOWN 131.81 points (-0.94%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,134.98, DOWN 38.44 points (-0.92%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $61.78 per barrel, +0.35 (+0.57%).  The price of GOLD is $1,784.20 per troy oz., +2.30 (+0.12%) while the price of SILVER is $26.18 per troy ounce, -0.01 (-0.02%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,206.50 per troy oz, -2.00 (-0.17%) while the price of COPPER is $4.27 per pound, -0.01 (-0.19%).[xii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,828.60 per troy oz, -47.13 (-1.64%).[xiii] The price of RHODIUM is $29,200.00 per troy oz., -300.00 (-1.02%).[xiv]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000019.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.49 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.93.     In Iraqi Dinar, one greenback equals 1,460.00 and in Jamaican dollar, a buck equals 150.04.[xv]   In other business news, Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, says that ‘small business owners cannot find enough employees.’
  84. 2021 Thursday 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 $3.979 per gallon, $2.808 in Florida, $3.758 in Hawaii, and $3.397 in Washington state.[xvi]    Let’s look at one other location- Maryland: $2.772.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,201,534,976,782 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.
  85. 2021 Thursday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– a new report hit the news cycle today suggesting that Health and Human Services, an agency headed by Secretary Xavier Becerra, a man who never met an illegal alien he did not want to protect or a baby to abort, is paying travel expenses for (NAMBLA) and other groups to come pick up illegal alien brats and then take them elsewhere in the country.  Shady foster care services are making BIG BUCKS right now caring for illegal alien minors.  Meanwhile, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, RINO, calls Joe Biden on the spot demanding that the feeble old coot declare a “CRISIS” along the southern border.  Speaking of calling a ‘crisis’ a ‘crisis,’ Politico has forbidden its employees from labeling the southern border crisis a ‘crisis.’  Sad.  (Note- Congressman Andy Biggs, R-AZ 5th congressional district, says that ‘Joe Biden won’t visit the border, so he won’t be forced into acknowledging we have a BORDER CRISIS.’   In other border news, Congresswoman Lisa McClain, R-MI 10th congressional district, says that ‘Joe Biden is aiding the Mexican drug cartels by taking the illegal alien kids and distributing them across the country.’  Can we stop doing this, Joe?   Congressman Darrell Issa, R-CA 50th congressional district, points out that resistance in Arizona to mass illegal alien invasion shows there are problems in the White House.
  86. 2021 Thursday G: Earth Day Climate Communism News– Conservative commentators with the balls to call out Joe Biden point out that his so-called ‘climate summit’ is little more than a gift to the Chi-Coms who will agree to anything and then forge ahead with their plans.  Who can blame them?  Since it’s ‘Earth Day,’ Joe Biden rolls out sweeping new climate goals that are little more than open doorways for communism to consume both the country and the world.  Thanks, Joe.   Speaking of our drooling commander-in-chief, Climate Change protesters pushed pink wheelbarrows full of steer manure through the streets of Washington, D.C. and dumped them out in front of the White House.  They claim Old Joe is full of s**t.  Wow.  Meanwhile, it’s another Earth Day so it’s another opportunity for angry teenager Greta Thunberg to lambaste the world’s politicians once again.  Young lady, why don’t you row your boat to Beijing and tell comrade Xi Jinping how HE is responsible for f**king up the world?  You might find yourself vacationing in Xinjiang Province.   
  87. 2021 Thursday H: Joe Biden News I– In an interesting turn of events, Joe Biden is expected to call the ‘Armenian Genocide’ the ‘Armenian Genocide.’  This is going to drive the Turks berserk.  F**k them.  Meanwhile, Joe Biden is talking about raising the capital gains tax to 39.6-to-43.3-percent which collapsed the stock markets today (see Thursday 2021 D) and will kill all further business development and progress.  Thanks, Joe, thanks.  Next, “Kooky Kamala” Harris is set to speak with Guatemalan officials on Monday, seeking ways to ‘fix’ the ongoing illegal alien crisis.
  88. 2021 Thursday I: Political News I– Senator Joe Manchin, D-W. VA, says he ‘won’t budge on the Senate filibuster.’  Next, Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR, is going to visit Iowa on June 29, 2021, to help fellow GOP politicians in election bids.  Some believe this is testing the waters for a run in 2024, something with which, we don’t concur.  Moving on, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would make Washington, D.C., a state, something the U.S. Constitution expressly forbids.  It moves onto the U.S. Senate.
  89. 2021 Thursday J: Crime And Punishment News– Governor J. Kevin Stitt, R-OK, signed a pair of bills into law today that protect motorists from ‘protesters.’  Not long after he did that, there was an INSURRECTION in the State House in which, a bunch of BLM supporters stormed the building and had to be tossed out on their butts by security.  Excellent.   Next, the POS Islamist from Syria[xviii], let in on the refugee program under President Barack Hussein Obama who shot up the King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado, is being charged with having a high-capacity magazine.  Say it ain’t so!  Next, Columbus, Ohio, following the death of a 16-year-old Ma’ Khia Bryant was shot dead by a police officer yesterday as she was in the act of stabbing another young girl, protests and riots are occurring in the city, especially after troglodyte LeBron “Fecal Matter” James poured gasoline all over the fire yesterday with a threatening tweet against the officer involved in the action.  Look, when you are threatening someone with an 8-eight-inch blade and you are overheard saying, “I’M GOING TO STAB THE F**K OUT OF YOU, BITCH,” was the officer supposed to stand aside and watch the deed done?  Enough with this bulls**t.  Moving on, Tucker Carlson reported tonight on his Fox News Channel program that SEXUAL ASSAULTS in New York City this past couple of months are UP by…get this…322-percent.  Gee whiz.  WTF is Mayor Bill “The Blank” Di Blasio doing to halt this horrendous sexual crime wave?  Nothing.  Finally, the POS Bangladeshi that tried to carry out a suicide bombing in the Times Square subway station received a life term in federal prison today.   
  90. 2021 Thursday K: Supreme Court News– On a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court rejects limits imposed on life sentences for juveniles.  This led to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor slamming her fellow justices- but Brett Kavanaugh in particular- noting that the newer justices are willing to overturn precedent extremely easy.   Speaking of liberals, Democrats are demanding (don’t they always) that Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett recuse herself from a donor privacy case.  C’mon, Dems NEVER recuse themselves from anything.   Speaking of the nation’s high court, GOP senators are speaking out against the Democratic Party’s twisted scheme of packing the court.[xix]
  91. 2021 Thursday L: Miscellaneous News– The Department of Homeland Security reveals yet another cybersecurity hack into U.S. systems, blaming the Russkies when everyone knows it’s the Chi-Coms doing the evil deeds.  Next, the U.S. Senate passes a bill making it a crime to practice Asian Hate.  Folks, the Dems must tell the BLACK DEMOCRATS to stop attacking the ASIAN DEMOCRATS.  Everyone knows what has been going on, black Americans assaulting Asian Americans and for what?  Did the Dems mobilize their shock troops to commit these heinous acts?  We think so.  Next, former aide to former Governor Chris “Krispy Kreme” Christie, Bridget Kelly, says the ‘big oaf is unfit to ever become president.’  He engineered ‘Bridgegate,’ and Ms. Kelly underwent two criminal trials, was facing prison until the Supreme Court tossed this bogus case.   Elsewhere, Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, is scheduled to give the rebuttal to Joe Biden’s upcoming ‘address’ to a joint session of Congress. 
  92. 2021 Thursday M: Foreign News / Overseas News I– Late last night, the so-called ‘religion of peace’ (you know of whom we speak) carried out a suicide car-bombing outside a luxury hotel in Quetta, Pakistan.  The resulting explosion killed four and wounded at least 11.  Supposedly, the Chi-Com ambassador was on site, so no one knows for sure whether he was the target, or it was just another day at the office for the jihadists.  Speaking of the Chi-Coms, Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR, is putting forth a bill designed to crack down on People’s Republic of China infiltrating our institutions of higher learning.  Good.  Next, Senator Rick Scott, R-FL, slams the enfeebled Joe Biden over his crackpot plans for rejoining with the Iranians in the deeply flawed JCPOA.   Moving on, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggests the U.S. could give eventual U.S. citizenship for illegal aliens willing to plant trees.  How about they plant them in YOUR country?).
  93. 2021 Thursday N: Foreign News / Overseas News II– A new report suggests that the Russians are suspected of launching directed energy attacks on U.S. military personnel.  Okay, uh, when claims of Vladimir Putin placing bounties atop the heads of U.S. soldiers led to demands that President Donald J. Trump go to war with the Russkies, how come the very same voices aren’t demanding that Joe Biden go to war?  Speaking of the Russians, it appears they have blinked and have pulled their forces back from the eastern border of Ukraine.  Wow.  Joe scared them.  In other ‘foreign news,’ a team of scientists are urging Congress to release more information on UFOs after one incident comes to light in which, a UFO going along at 120 miles per hour over Puerto Rico suddenly splits in two and heads off in different directions.  Folks, we have a problem on this planet.  What are we going to do about it?  (Note- this incident occurred back in 2013 so why are we just hearing about it now?)  Finally, at the upcoming meeting of House Republicans, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA 23rd congressional district, says that President Donald J. Trump WON’T be addressing the group.
  94. 2022 Friday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 508,616,252 confirmed cases, +974,756, 6,240,448 confirmed deaths, +5,090 and 460,943,098 confirmed recoveries, +1,056,239. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,628,089 confirmed cases, UP 75,317 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,018,154 confirmed deaths, UP 571,[xx] and 80,402,401 confirmed recoveries, UP to 57,979.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxi]
  95. 2022 Friday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 568,861 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 204,106 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 457 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.          
  96. 2022 Friday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,191,546 confirmed cases, 90,145 confirmed deaths, and 8,939,283 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,943,165 confirmed cases, 73,822 confirmed deaths, and 5,808,378 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 245,035 confirmed cases, 1,407 confirmed deaths, and 238,184 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,483,332 confirmed cases, 12,657 confirmed deaths, and 1,440,717 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands: they have 16,091 confirmed cases, 111 confirmed deaths, and 15,736 confirmed recoveries.[xxii]   
  97. 2022 Friday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,047,693 confirmed cases, 10,658 confirmed deaths, and 4,009,152 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Macao, 220th place on the list: 82 cases of the virus, 0 confirmed death and 82 confirmed recoveries.[xxiii]                         
  98. 2022 Friday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,811.40, DOWN 981.36 points (-2.82%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,839.29 DOWN 335.56 points (-2.55%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,271.78, DOWN 121.88 points (-2.77%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $101.75 per barrel, -2.04 (-1.97%).  The price of GOLD is $1,932.50 per troy oz., -15.70 (-0.81%) while the price of SILVER is $24.19 per troy ounce, -0.43 (-1.75%).  The price of PLATINUM is $923.00 per troy oz, -44.80 (-4.63%) while the price of COPPER is $4.58 per pound, -0.12 (-2.56%).[xxiv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,374.82 per troy oz., -47.07 (-1.94%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,650.00 per troy oz., -100.00 (-0.53%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,095,000.00 per CNY/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,244.00 per USD/T, -54.00 (-1.64%). The price of ZINC is $4,388.00 per USD/T., -62.00 (-1.39%).   The price of COCOA is $2,506.00 per USD/T, -34.00 (-1.34%).  The price of COFFEE is $226.00 per USD/T, -2.15 (-0.94%).  The price of CORN is $791.75 per USD/T, -7.50 (-0.94%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,002.60 USD 1,000 board feet -22.40 (-2.19%).[xxv]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.50 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.93 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.22, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 74.88 of theirs.    In Netherlands Antilles Guilder, one greenback equals 1.80 and in New Israeli Shekel, a buck equals 3.27 and in New Zealand Dollar, one dollar equals 1.50 of theirs.[xxvi]       
  99. 2022 Friday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.685 per gallon, $4.110 in Florida, $5.240 in Hawaii, and $4.685 in Washington state.[xxvii]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Maryland- $4.047.  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 24th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Russia: $2.421 per U.S. Gallon.[xxviii] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,402,029,192,644 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 United Arab Emirates the next largest holder of U.S. debt is ALL OTHERS.  These nations holds $215,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  100. 2022 Friday F: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis– Moscow now says that they are going to conquer all of eastern Ukraine as well as southern Ukraine so they can then focus on intimidating Moldova into submission.   Meanwhile, a new report informs the world that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites fought off a Russian jamming attack over Ukraine the other day.   Satellite images are showing mass graves surrounding Mariupol in eastern Ukraine holding as many as 9,000 or more corpses.  Whether they are Ukrainian civilians or slain Russians is unclear; however, the defenders within the city continue to put up a defense which is driving the Russians and their mercenaries insane.
  101. 2022 Friday G: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis II– The families of the lost sailors who went down with the Moskva when it was sunk by Ukrainian forces last week are demanding answers from Vladimir Putin and his military regime.  They want to know WHY their sons and daughters went down with the ship in an unnecessary war.   Things are growing much more tense in Russia as the FSB is scooping up critics of the Russo-Ukrainian War such as opposition activist, Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr.  A criminal case has been opened against him and he could soon be staying with Alexei Navalny in the Siberian slammer.   Speculation abounds about Russian President Vladimir Putin as a recent series of photos shows him speaking with his defense minister. His right foot is tapping feverishly, he grips the table with one hand, his face, hands, and neck are bloated, and he looks worse than Adolf Hitler did in 1945.  Regarding Hitler, his personal doctor, Dr. Theodor Morell was injecting the Fuhrer with 75 different drugs per day including methamphetamine so what is Putin’s excuse?  The Joe Biden ‘disease,’ i.e., advance senility?
  102. 2022 Friday H: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I– Vice President Kamala Harris has been in charge of the border disaster for the past 385 days and it’s been 299 days since she arrived on scene to do her job.  What a tragedy.  The cost of caring for the Biden-Harris illegals since January 01, 2022, is $713,581,700.  The cost of caring for the illegals since the two took their oaths to defend the Constitution of the United States and the American people is $42,459,387,443.  The number of illegals who have crossed the border since the year began is a shocking 1,139,758.  Next, the conservative low estimate of illegals in the country is a shockingly low 46,571,415.  We suspect the number to be closer to 85-to-125 million illegal aliens which is a travesty no sane country can withstand. Next, a Texas National Guard member was swept away attempting to rescue struggling illegals drowning in the Rio Grande River.  The search continues for the unfortunate guardsman.  (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).
  103. 2022 Friday I: Foreign News-Overseas News I– Bowing to pressure, Pope Francis calls off a meeting he had scheduled with a Russian patriarch due to the Russian being an ardent supporter of President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.   Meanwhile, another Russian, Olympic swimmer Evgeny Rylov has been given a nine-month suspension in international swimming events because the POS attended a pro-Vladimir Putin rally.  Next, Austria turns off the Russian oil spigot.  Meanwhile, the European Union is begging its citizens to voluntarily reduce energy usage so as to slash the dependence on Russian oil.
  104. 2022 Friday J: Foreign News-Overseas News II– British Prime Minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson is no slacker, and he says that ‘next week, the Brits will be reopening their embassy in Kyiv.’  Wow.  Where the hell is Joe Biden?  (Note- Joe is worried more about trannys and their rights than he is in promoting and defending the United States).   Elsewhere, after back-to-attack attacks on U.S. troops, diplomats from Iraq and Iran to meet. However, President Volodymyr Zelensky says the ‘U.S. most definitely will be reopening their embassy very soon.’  Next, after the Ukrainian postal service debuts a new anti-Russian postage stamp online, a cyberattack shuts them down.
  105. 2022 Friday K: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News– (1) Pfizer: $48.15 (2) AstraZeneca: $65.86 (3) Novavax: $46.65 (4) Merck & Company: $84.59 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $181.54  (6) BioNTech: $145.07 (7) Moderna: $140.34.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Pfizer: $53.13 (2) AstraZeneca: $69.05 (3) Novavax: $58.55 (4) Merck & Company: $86.91 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $179.89  (6) BioNTech: $175.29 (7) Moderna: $165.49.
  106. 2022 Friday L: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News– (1) Raytheon: $100.52 (2) Boeing: $176.92 (3) General Dynamics: $238.79 (4) Lockheed Martin: $445.79 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $447.40.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Raytheon: $104.27 (2) Boeing: $181.94 (3) General Dynamics: $243.74 (4) Lockheed Martin: $467.66 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $467.20.
  107. 2022 Friday M: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News– (1) Ansell Ltd.: $26.15 (2) DuPont: $67.29 (3) 3M: $149.17 (4) Honeywell: $190.63  (5) Teijen: $1,374.00.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Ansell Ltd.: $25.18 (2) DuPont: $68.78 (3) 3M: $147.36 (4) Honeywell: $195.19  (5) Teijen: $1,324.00.
  108. 2022 Friday N: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News– (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $21.79 (2) Beyond Meat: $37.60  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $69.33.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $28.48 (2) Beyond Meat: $43.01  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $67.88.
  109. 2022 Friday O: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News– (1) Wal-Mart: $156.86 (2) Lowe’s: $197.06 (3) Home Depot: $300.11 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $571.70 (5) Amazon: $2,887.00.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Wal-Mart: $157.05 (2) Lowe’s: $201.28 (3) Home Depot: $304.67 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $590.39 (5) Amazon: $3,034.13.
  110. 2022 Friday P: Joe Biden’s Daily Disaster– A new Gallup poll says that Joe Biden’s popularity rating is the second lowest in presidential history.  While we suggest that Barack Hussein Obama’s was worst, we know that President Richard M. Nixon rates the lowest.  In other devastating news to the so-called ‘Catholic president,’ Catholic League President William Anthony Donahue is slamming President Biden over his embrace of ‘transgender mania.’  Yikes, Joe.  How much worse can it get for you?
  111. 2022 Friday Q: Joe Biden Regime News I– Despite a growing rebellion among Democrats and red state governors going for broke to end the border invasion, the Biden regime says that it’s still going to end Title 42 on May 23, 2022,  whether they like it or they don’t.  Wow.  Meanwhile, struggling Joe Biden arrived on the West Coast today to do some fundraising and not to discuss defending our borders.  In Portland, Oregon, Joe Biden gave a rambling, stumbling speech to a tiny crowd and in his remarks, said that ‘Americans should stop feeling sorry for themselves’ regarding inflation and unaffordable prices.  Then in Seattle, he talked about climate change before ambling off into the hands of his handlers.  Where was the Easter bunny?  To cap things off, Joe grasped the lectern, leaned forward to the almost nonexistent crowd, begin whispering, then mumbling, and finally stuttering and stammering about how the GOP has become the MAGA party.  (Note- look for Joe to outlaw the Republican Party ahead of the 2022 Mid-Term Elections).
  112. 2022 Friday R: Joe Biden Regime News II– In Washington, D.C., today, another busload of Joe Biden’s illegal aliens arrived in the nation’s capital.  Dump ‘em on the White House lawn.  They should not need ID there anymore than they need ID along the U.S.-Mexico border.   Next, after the BIG SCARE at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, the FAA says it failed to inform the Capitol Hill Police Department of the parachute jump into Washington Nationals Stadium.  As you recall, a parachutist caused mass panic at the Capitol.  Was it the return of the INSURRECTIONISTS?  Oh, God, say it ain’t so.
  113. 2022 Friday S: Political News I– Democrats do what Democrats do best: use the system to topple their foes.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA 14th district, appeared in administrative court in Atlanta, Georgia, today where her Democrat opponents are trying to remove her from the primary ballot because (1) they hate her and (2) they know they can’t beat her.  He enemies are attempting to tie her to the false flag operation authorized by U.S. House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi.  Charged with no crime, the Dems still seek to remove her from the ballot.  Her attorney informed the hearing that all she did was to exercise her First Amendment rights.  The congresswoman says that all she was doing was asking people to come and to attend a peaceful march.
  114. 2022 Friday T: Political News II– Randi Weingarten- well-known socialist head of the American Federation of Teachers says that ‘parental rights laws in education are the way in which wars are started.’  Wow.  We suspect Ms. Weingarten may be going the way of Jimmy Hoffa soon.  Know when you’ve reached the apex of your career and then bow out gracefully; otherwise, you could end up in a landfill in the Garden State.
  115. 2022 Friday U: Political News III– In dire news for U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, RINO-CA 23rd district, Rep. “Lyin’ Liz” Cheney released audio from around January 06, 2022, in which, ‘Lyin’ Liz’ prompted Leader McCarthy to say that he was going to suggest to President Donald J. Trump that ‘IF impeached again, he should resign.’  This first came up yesterday and Rep. McCarthy denied ever saying it; however, today, ‘Lyin’ Liz’ Cheney got even with the California congressman by releasing the audio damning him as the anti-Trump RINO POS that he is.  Republicans in the Golden State’s 23rd district tell us they will be voting for Republican Jay Obernolte in June’s primary.  Dick Morris told Grant Stinchfield on Newsmax that ‘McCarthy will probably have to go,’ that ‘Trump will most likely push him out,’ and that the ‘only way McCarthy could survive is that he looks better in comparison than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, RINO-KY.[xxx]
  116. 2022 Friday V: Political News IV– Former President Barack Hussein Obama once again has to add his two bits to the conversation.  He says that Meta-Facebook and Twitter are private companies and don’t have to practice freedom of speech.  Wow.  Next, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DS-NY 14th district, shedding tears while speaking about the trauma she claims to have suffered on January 06, 2021- remember, she was in another building several blocks away from the Capitol- says, ‘this is no joke- they’re coming back.’  Well, this time we hope the ‘insurrectionists find YOU.’ Moving on, Rep. James Comer, R-KY 1st district, says that Twitter ‘must release data on Hunter Biden’s activities and his laptop.’
  117. 2022 Friday W: Political News V– Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY 21st district, says, ‘it’s not right for the Dems trying to force fellow GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA 14th district, off the primary ballot.  In other news, former ambassador to Germany and to the United Nations Ric Grenell says that ‘the Dems, Joe Biden, and ‘Merkelism’ in Germany’ set the war in Ukraine in motion.
  118. 2022 Friday X: Political News VI– Greg Kelly on Newsmax played an audio clip of former Governor John Kasich, RINO-OH, and former ‘2016 presidential primary candidate’ said on his radio show, Kasich and Klepper, that following losing the nomination to businessman Donald J. Trump, he broke down and started blubbering like the crybaby he is.
  119. 2022 Friday Y: Lawsuit and Legal News– The punk who started an altercation with heavyweight boxing champion “Iron Mike” Tyson on an airliner the other day has lawyered up while “Iron Mike’s” legal representatives say the putz was bothering him throughout the flight and then finally threw a water bottle at the famous fighter.  This led Mr. Tyson to turn around and punch the dimwit into early senility.  It’s a cut-and-dry case for Mr. Tyson.  Lock the punk up for instigating a fight he was never going to win.   Meanwhile, Tennessee has passed a new law that will force drunk drivers- guilty of killing a parent while driving while intoxicated- to pay support to the kids of the parents they kill.  This is absolutely amazing.  Good for you!
  120. 2022 Friday Z: Big Tech News– Netflix, reeling from a precipitous drop in stock value through the loss of hundreds of thousands of subscribers said today they will curtail spending in an effort to woo young people back to their crumbling site.  We suspect they will go the way of the ‘video store,’ relegated to the dustbin of history.  Meanwhile, Florida passed the law stripping Disney of its special governing and taxation privileges which led to a precipitous fall in their stock prices.  All Disney has to do is to just shut the hell up.  Be neutral and tell your employees to be neutral, too, while on the job.  Outside of work, if you want to prance around in pink tutus defending ‘transgender rights,’ go for it but stop with supporting the indoctrination of kids ages kindergarten to Third Grade.  Enough is flipping enough, already.  Now, your employer owes billions of dollars in taxes which means some of you are going to get the ax.
  121. 2022 Friday AA: Big Tech News II– New data shows that BIG TECH censored stories critical of Joe Biden 600-plus times over a two-year-cycle.  Why would anyone be surprised?  We know they did everything imaginable to cover up the truth of Hunter Biden’s laptop story which would have swayed the election for sure.  (We still believe that President Donald J. Trump won the 2020 Presidential Election by amazing numbers).
  122. 2022 Friday BB: New York State News– Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner resigned today following video of the arrest of an eight-year-old shoplifter.  Passersby attempted to interfere with the police officers and once again the media is in a stage of outrage screaming and yelling racism.  If a family member would discipline the brat at home, he would not be out shoplifting but no, they permit the kid to run amok and then when he’s caught, the media and their left-wing allies turn it into yet another reason for social unrest across the nation.  Put the kid in with the Cho-Mos.  He won’t shoplift again.
  123. 2022 Friday CC: California Lottery Results-Mega-Millions Draw– Here are the results for the Mega-Millions Draw #1757 what with a $22 million jackpot on the line: 07, 28, 29, 58, 59, and Mega 10.  Out of 51,626 winning tickets, the highest winners were 27 people who had FOUR numbers for a prize of $513 apiece.

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The next archival release Rick Danko’s record company put out is “Live at the Iron Hose, Northampton 1995 with Blondie Chapin and Ed Kaercher.”  This album came out on June 07, 2011, as have his other releases but unlike his ‘solo’ efforts, he has the phenomenal Blondie Chapin (guitars/vocals of Beach Boys fame among others) and Ed Kaercher (guitars, vocals) with which to give it a more electrified sound.  There are 20 tunes, many of which have been culled from the Band’s catalog and which are a joy to hear.  Sadly, they should have been able to have slipped in “Sail On Sailor,” one of the all-time great 1970s Beach Boys albums performed by Blondie Chapin.  We hope you will seek this one out as Danko- troubled star that he was- could deliver the musical goods with the emotional voice denoting fragility, yet strength at the same time.  Great music on a great album by one of the all-time greats- check it out now.  Enjoy.

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[i] We hope to promote the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as of each member’s solo careers along with Crazy Horse within the next 5-7 years.  Please remain vigilant for when we do.

[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] We promoted the music of a group of interconnected venerable British rock bands 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.

[iv] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019.  This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins.  Please, look for them.

[v] Martin Windrow’s superb book, “The Last Valley,” Da Capo Press 2006 as well as Time-Life Books excellent series on the Vietnam War serve as the main sources for this historic battle.

[vi] Alas, if only that indoctrinated moron Greta Thunberg was alive back then!  She would have been the center of attention.

[vii] 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. 

[viii] We look forward to promoting the music of Edwin Starr one day along with Richie Havens and other famed soul (and folk) singers like Richie Havens.

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

[x] See previous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[xviii] The shooter is Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the 21-year-old shooter who killed 10 people back on March 22, 2021.

[xix] It’s important to note that the Dems have a secondary plan with which to achieve the rulings they seek and that is the constant threat of packing the court.  In so doing, it forces the court to yield more Democrat-friendly rulings, so the Dems WON’T pack the court.  NO one can ever trust the flipping Democrats.

[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.

[xxx] Many of us believe that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene or Jim Jordan, R-OH 4th congressional district, would make phenomenal House speakers should either one seek the job.  Grant Stinchfield would like to see Steve Scalise, R-LA 1st district, as would Dick Morris.  Yes, Mr. Scalise would be amazing, too.

107. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2022

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107. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2022:

Easter Sunday

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices John Blair, William R. Day, and Willis Van Devanter; U.S. Secretary of the Interior Samuel J. Kirkwood; Chef Robert Howard “BC” Cznystekinki of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, (Jeff Beck with) the Jan Hammer Group featuring Jan Hammer, “McCartney” by Paul McCartney, the Mothers of Invention featuring Roy Estrada, Mountain featuring Felix Pappalardi, Pearl Jam featuring Matt Chamberlain, and Uriah Heep featuring Keith Baker:

  1. 858 Wednesday: Benedict III ended his reign as the 104th Catholic Pope on this date.  He became pontiff on September 29, 855 and served until today.  His successor, the 105th Pope St. Nicholas I, would not assume his position until April 24, 858.  He would serve from then until November 13, 867 and would become known as St. Nicolas the Great.  
  2. 1492 Sunday: Today, Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella signed a contract, which gave Columbus a commission to seek a westward seaborne route to Asia, primarily India.
  3. 1521 Sunday: Martin Luther went before the Diet of Worms to face charges stemming from his religious writings; unfortunately for him, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V declared him an “outlaw” a short while later.
  4. 1524 Thursday: Explorer Giovanni Verrazano discovered New York Harbor on this date.
  5. 1629 Tuesday: The Massachusetts Bay Colony imported the first horses into North America on this date.
  6. 1704 Thursday: John Campbell published what would grow into the first successful newspaper in America on this date, the paper known as the Boston “News-Letter.”
  7. 1711 Friday: Charles VI of the family, Hapsburg, becomes the king of Austria.
  8. 1732 Thursday: Future 5th Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice John Blair is born in Williamsburg, Virginia, British North America on this date.  President George Washington nominated him, and he served from February 02, 1790, to October 25, 1795.  He was a Federalist and he resigned from office.
  9. 1810 Tuesday: Lewis M. Norton patented pineapple cheese on this date.
  10. 1824 Saturday: Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54 degrees 40′ N.
  11. 1849 Tuesday: In Ravenna, Ohio, future 59th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William R. Day is born.  A Republican, President Theodore Roosevelt would nominate Day to fill Associate Justice George Shiras’ seat.  He would serve from December 23, 1903, to November 13, 1922.  He also served the nation as its 36th U.S. Secretary of State doing so under President William McKinley.  In this role, he served from April 28, 1898, to September 16, 1898, and then went on to serve on federal courts and eventually on SCOTUS.
  12. 1859 Sunday: In Marion, Illinois, future 63rd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Willis Van Devanter is born. President Theodore Roosevelt would nominate his fellow Republican to fill Associate Justice Edward White’s seat.  Van Devanter would serve from December 16, 1910, to June 02, 1937.
  13. 1860 Tuesday: New York City instituted a new law on this date that would require fire escapes for all tenement buildings.
  14. 1861 Wednesday: The state of Virginia becomes the eighth state to secede from the Union prior to the beginning of the American Civil War.
  15. 1864 Sunday: During the Civil War, bread riots break out in Savannah, Georgia.  Meanwhile, commander-in-chief of the Union armies, General Ulysses S. Grant, suspends POW exchanges between the Union and the Confederacy.
  16. 1875 Saturday: Sir Neville Chamberlain invented the game, “snooker,” on this date.
  17. 1882: The 14th U.S. Secretary of the Interior Samuel J. Kirkwood left office on this date.  A Republican, he served under Presidents James A. Garfield and Chester Alan Arthur from March 08, 1881, to April 17, 1882.
  18. 1907 Wednesday: The Ellis Island immigration center processed 11,747 people on today’s date, more immigrants today than on any other in the history of the immigrant-processing center.
  19. 1916 Monday: The French army begins launching counterattacks against German forces in and around Verdun, the great killing ground for both French and German troops.  The counterattacks fall atop German positions at Meuse and at Ft. Douamont.  Fighting is fierce and ongoing.   Elsewhere, heavy fighting between German colonial troops and their Askaris and a South African force erupts around the village of Kondona Irangi.  The Allies have had a hell of a time getting the Germans into a fixed fight and after the Kaiser’s troops inflict heavy losses on their opponents, they melt off into the terrain.
  20. 1917 Tuesday: A bill in Congress to establish Daylight Saving Time suffered a defeat; however, lawmakers managed to pass it a few months later.   Elsewhere, during World War I, British and Egyptian troops begin assaulting Ottoman Turk positions in and around Gaza.  The fight to liberate Palestine from the Turks is underway.
  21. 1920 Saturday: The American Professional Football Association, the forerunner of the NFL, forms.
  22. 1924 Thursday: Resulting from the merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Co., the motion picture powerhouse studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer underwent founding on this date.
  23. 1937 Saturday: Directed by Tex Avery, the animated cartoon character Daffy Duck made his debut in the Warner Brothers cartoon, “Porky’s Duck Hunt.”
  24. 1939 Monday: Josef Stalin signs the anti-Nazi pact with Great Britain and France.  Meanwhile, future author for the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, B. H. “BC” Cznystekinki, is born in Laguna, California, on this date.
  25. 1941 Thursday: During World War II, Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany; however, the amount of time it took Germany to beat the Balkan nation damaged their timetable in their invasion of the Soviet Union, thereby causing their defeat before the gates of Moscow later that December.
  26. 1943 Saturday: During World War II, Japan’s Admiral Yamamoto begins his final journey (unbeknownst to him) from the island of Truk to Rabaul in the Pacific Theater.  Elsewhere, future bassist/vocalist with the zany rock band, the Mothers of Invention[i] (1964-69 / 1975-76), Roy Estrada, was born in Santa Ana, California.  Estrada also played on the first two Little Feat albums.
  27. 1944 Monday: The Red Army continues driving Axis troops out of the western Ukraine.  One offensive after another prevents the German, Hungarian, Rumanian, and other allied Axis troops from being able to catch their breath and make a stand.  This is not good for the Axis, but they will continue fighting until the bitter end.
  28. 1946 Wednesday: In the aftermath of World War II, Syria declares its independence from France.  Look at ‘em now!
  29. 1947 Thursday: Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers performed a bunt for his first major league hit on this date.
  30. 1948 Saturday: Future drummer with the rock band, Uriah Heep[ii] (1970)—Keith Baker—is born in the United Kingdom on this date.   In Prague, Czechoslovakia, future keyboard phenom Jan Hammer- who would lead the Jan Hammer Group[iii]– is born.
  31. 1954 Saturday: The cost to keep the Huguettes supplied north of the main camp at Dien Bien Phu have become too costly to keep up night after night.  Fighting the past couple of nights has lasted nearly to dawn, seen too many good men killed and wounded, and has damaged some of the light tanks remaining to the garrison.  There are so many Viet Minh troops surrounding the base now that fighting to hold outlying ground or worse- recapture it- is too much for the remaining defenders.  They will leave the outlying posts to their fates.[iv]
  32. 1960 Sunday: American Samoa sets up a constitutional government.
  33. 1961 Monday: Some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba with which to topple communist thug dictator, Fidel Castro- or so the plan went- on this date.  However, President John F. Kennedy’s plan went awry from the start as Castro’s forces crushed the incursion by the third day.  The CIA was going to provide the freedom fighters with air cover but then President Kennedy and his brother, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy got cold feet and left them to their demise.
  34. 1964 Friday: The Ford Motor Company officially debuts its Mustang with a base price of $2,368.
  35. 1967 Monday: In San Pedro, California, future drummer with Pearl Jam- Matt Chamberlain- is born.
  36. 1969 Thursday: A jury in Los Angeles, California, convicted Sirhan B. Sirhan of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy; being still held in Federal custody to this day, Sirhan continues to proclaim his innocence.
  37. 1970 Friday: Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise, and Jack Swigert splashed down in the Pacific Ocean; four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft while en route to the moon.  Meanwhile, former Beatle Paul McCartney[v] releases his first solo effort, “McCartney.”  Elsewhere, at the fabulous Felt Forum in New York City, N.Y., “Big George” Foreman puts his pro record to 18-0 with a 3rd round TKO of opponent, James J. Woody.
  38. 1972 Monday: The Boston Marathon allowed women to compete for the first time; Nina Kuscsik was the first officially recognized women’s champion with a time of 3:10:26.  Elsewhere, at the Forum in Inglewood, California, heavyweight boxer Jerry Quarry scores a KO of opponent, Argentinian Eduardo Corletti at the end of Round 1 in a scheduled 10-round bout to put his record to 42-5-4.
  39. 1975 Thursday: The communist Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day), which marks the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
  40. 1983 Sunday: India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket.  Meanwhile, Mountain[vi] bassist and vocalist Felix Pappalardi dies following his wife, Gail Collins Pappalardi shooting him dead after catching him cheating with other women.  Felix died in Manhattan, N.Y., at the age of 43.
  41. 1984 Tuesday: Atlanta Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage.
  42. 1990 Tuesday: In Stateline, Nevada, at Caesar’s Tahoe, “Big George” Foreman scores a TKO of opponent, Mike Jameson at the 2:16-minute mark of Round 4 in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout to put his pro record to 66-2.
  43. 1993 Saturday: LAPD police officers found guilty by a jury of their peers of violating Rodney King’s civil rights.  Remember, they pulled Mr. King over after a long car chase and beat the living s**t out of him, unaware that a passerby was recording their actions.   
  44. 1997 Thursday: New Jersey Devils Martin Brodeur is second NHL goalie to score in a playoff game.
  45. 2003 Thursday: U.S. forces get lucky in Iraq as they scoop up one of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein’s half-brothers, Barzan Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti, the leader of Iraq’s intelligence-gathering agency, the Mukhabarat.  Off he goes to a black site. 
  46. 2004 Saturday: Once again, the Israelis get their man: Hamas leader and thug- Abdel Aziz Ali Abdul Majid al-Rantisi, the famed “Lion of Palestine” embarks on a journey to meet with Muhammad.  An Israeli missile strike blows the piece of desert scum to bits.  Congratulations, Israel.  Elsewhere, Spain swears in its new socialist leader, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, on this date. 
  47. 2005 Sunday: Indonesians across the country have been participating in anti-Israel and anti-American protests, mostly due to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and Israel, well, Muslim nations are always angry with Israel.  It is what it is.
  48. 2006 Monday: A Palestinian POS- a member of Islamic Jihad- killed 11 people and wounded loads of others when he detonated a bomb in the old bus station in Tel Aviv.  That’s the so-called ‘religion of peace’ for you.  A spokesperson for Hamas called it ‘an act of self-defense.’
  49. 2007 Tuesday: U.S. military deaths in Iraq have now surpassed 3,300 what with at least 58 being killed so far this month.  Not good.  Iraq says we killed three of their law enforcement officers today while civilians claim the U.S. fires on random families as they go about their daily lives.  We doubt this.
  50. 2008 Thursday: Chairman Lee Hung-Kee of the Samsung Group finds himself under indictment as on tax evasion and breach of trust.  Say it ain’t so.
  51. 2009 Friday: The Obama administration releases four memos from his predecessor President George W. Bush’s administration outlining torture of detained terrorist suspects.  President Obama promises no prosecutions for CIA agents which makes the leftists who voted for him thinking they were going to get some payback even more angry.   Meanwhile, a new study hits the news cycle claiming that the victims of most airstrikes in Iraq are ‘women and children.’  Somehow, we knew this would be the case…sounds like Hamas talking.
  52. 2010 Saturday: Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calls for the expulsion of the United States from the international nuclear system because their religion prohibits the use of nuclear weapons, and the Obama administration is saying hateful stuff about their intentions.
  53. 2011 Sunday: The Mid-April 2011 southern United States tornado outbreak results in over 30 deaths; North Carolina is the state worst affected.  Elsewhere, law enforcement authorities in Beijing go on a rampage, scooping up underground Protestant church members and whisking them off to holding pens.  So much for freedom of religion.  Oh, wait- the Chinese communists don’t have ‘freedom of religion.’ 
  54. 2012 Tuesday: Senior members of the U.S. government admit that during the 6th Summit of the Americas that 11 U.S. Secret Service agents and possibly some military personnel were schlepping as many as 20 hos while in country in Colombia protecting President Barack Obama and other diplomats.
  55. 2013 Wednesday: In the U.S., a centerpiece proposal on background checks aimed at tightening gun control, fails in a Senate vote.  Elsewhere, in North Korea, border authorities are preventing South Koreans from supplying their fellow countrymen inside the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial zone.  The North Koreans want their apologies after yesterday’s burning of North Korea’s leaders in Seoul.
  56. 2014 Thursday: NASA’s Kepler space telescope confirms the discovery of the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star.  Elsewhere, following the ferry disaster off South Korea, Korean navy divers continue searching for 290 people who still are missing.  What a mess.  Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military is angry over the previous day’s events what with the loss of six armored personnel carriers to ‘pro-Russian mobs.’  The unit that lost its vehicles is disbanded and its members charged with crimes of aiding and abetting the Russians.
  57. 2015 Friday: Russian leader Vladimir Putin accuses the Obama regime of ‘destabilizing the Ukraine’ by sending U.S. paratroopers to train Ukraine’s reserve military forces.  Sadly, even with a ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and ‘separatist rebels’ (who are really Russian and Chechen special forces), fighting continues unabated.  Elsewhere, as fighting continues in Iraq’s Anbar Province as ISIS continues drawing closer to Ramadi, civilians begin fleeing the city. 
  58. 2016 Sunday: Heavy fighting continues around the Afghan city of Kunduz.  The Taliban are trying to encircle the city so they can cut it off from the outside, but Afghan government forces are having none of it.  They are giving as good as they get.  Taliban infiltrators are trying to penetrate government lines so as to set off attacks from within the city itself.
  59. 2017 Monday: The Chinese continue infringing upon the borders of India by holding first-ever military drills with Nepal.  Communists are like syphilis as they continue to spread and the only thing that can stop them is cutting them off the world body.  Meanwhile, Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli holding pens are on a hunger strike, protesting their food rations and quality.  Stop causing trouble and you can return home.
  60. 2018 Tuesday: Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey, detested by both Democrats and Republicans, publishes his (comic) book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”  Big whoop.  It sinks almost as soon as it hits the bookstores.   Elsewhere, the United States government releases the names of Japanese military and medical personnel who took part in the infamous activities of Unit 731.  This unit conducted medical experiments that rivaled the cruelty of ones conducted by their Nazi allies during World War II.  When the war ended, the U.S. scooped up 3,607 of the unit’s members and in exchange for not prosecuting them for war crimes also scooped up all their scientific information (as most likely did the Soviets).  It was horrible times back then.
  61. 2019 Wednesday: After an 18-year-old female obsessed with the Columbine massacre begins making threats, schools in Denver, Colorado, undergo closure until police locate her dead body.  Elsewhere, Ukrainian security agents apprehend a Russian hit squad responsible for slaying a Ukrainian politician and were planning additional attacks in their country at the behest of Vladimir Putin.
  62. 2020 Friday: Although there is positivity as to how the United States is contending with the Chinese lab-engineered COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, it is still taking its toll.  At the time of this posting, the United States acknowledges 661,712 confirmed cases of the Kung Flu what with 33,049 confirmed deaths but 58,360 confirmed recoveries which is amazing.  Around the globe, there are 2,224,426 confirmed cases of this suspect disease, 153,177 confirmed deaths but 565,957 confirmed recoveries which is truly grand.   China- get this- is beginning to tell the truth but is still lying as far as many of us believe. They have updated their total confirmed case number to 88,273 what with 4,632 confirmed deaths and 82,487 confirmed recoveries.  However, everyone understands that communist nations always LIE, that they do everything possible to cover up disasters, which is precisely what the People’s Republic of China is doing.  As for the Stock Market, the DOW Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,242.49, UP 704.81 (2.99%); the NASDAQ closed at 8,650.14, UP 117.78 (1.38%); and the S & P closed at 2,874.56, UP 75.01 (2.68%).   Some states around the country are beginning to undergo reopening procedures but hardcore Democrat-controlled states continue extending their mitigation efforts in the hopes of tanking the economy if they can.  We believe, however, that these Democrat leaders are going to pay a horrendous price in the next 2-3 election cycles.  Keep it up!
  63. 2021 Saturday: COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE PLANET AS A WHOLE: 140,379,953 confirmed cases, +1,105,338, 3,007,708  confirmed deaths, +18,118, and 79,972,688 confirmed recoveries, +613,470.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 31,824,596 confirmed cases, UP 142,550 from yesterday’s reporting, 572,155 confirmed deaths, UP 1,624, and 119,025,387 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]  In other COVID-19, a recent report says that Regeneron’s Chi-Vi cocktail can help prevent COVID-19 infections.
  64. 2021 Saturday A: NOTE: SINCE JOE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 246,196 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, people are questioning WHY if everyone is getting their shots why the hell people must continue wearing masks like that dimwitted little troll, the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci continues telling us to do.  WTF is up with that?  
  65. 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: 3,714,406 confirmed cases, 60,883 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,162,067 confirmed cases, 34,404 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,510 confirmed cases, 473 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 385,695 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., Connecticut, the home of two of the absolute worst senators in U.S. history- lying Dick Blumenthal and dimwit Chris Murphy: they have 329,062 confirmed cases, 7,995 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[viii] 
  66. 2021 Saturday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 836,936 confirmed cases, 6,331 confirmed deaths, and 828,235 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one other country- Tunisia, the original flashpoint for the Arab Spring: 281,777 cases of the virus, 9,639 confirmed deaths and 232,643 confirmed recoveries.[ix]  
  67. 2021 Saturday D: U.S. DOLLAR CONVERSIONS– Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.52 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.91.     In Guinean Franc, one greenback equals 9,947.00 and in Guyana Dollar, a buck equals 207.98.[x]
  68. 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 $3.963 per gallon, $2.829 in Florida, $3.755 in Hawaii, and $3.365 in Washington state.[xi]    Let’s look at one other location- Indiana: $2.847.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,182,529,180,837 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xii]
  69. 2021 Saturday F: ODDS ‘N’ ENDS OF THE WEEKEND I– Esteemed legal scholar Dr. Alan Dershowitz blasted Democrats by saying ‘it would be a disaster to add additional justices to the U.S. Supreme Court’ which Democrats now want to do.  They claim that President Donald J. Trump and then-Senate Majority Leader “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell ‘got away with stealing two Supreme Court seats, the one Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch now holds as well as the one Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett now holds.’  According to Congressman Jerrold “Dough Boy” Nadler, DS-NY 10th congressional district, and Senator Ed Markey, DS-MA, both far-left losers claim both those seats belong to the Democrats, so they believe the only thing to do is to expand the number of justices on the court.  Wow.   Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, R-NY 11th congressional district, slams the Democrats over their court-packing scheme, saying it’s the worst thing she has seen since coming to Congress.
  70. 2021 Saturday G: ODDS ‘N’ ENDS OF THE WEEKEND II– Corey Lewandowski told Newsmax TV that the Chi-Coms pose a greater danger to the United States than do the Russians.  We concur.  Congressman Dan Bishop, R-NC 9th congressional district, told Newsmax TV that the ‘Russian bounty story,’ the one the Fake News media and liberal Democrats hammered President Donald J. Trump with for about half a year last year, a story we now know to be bogus,[xiii] demonstrates the hypocrisy of both the liberal media and of Joe Biden.  They lie through their teeth and then sweep it under the rug. 
  71. 2021 Saturday H: ODDS ‘N’ ENDS OF THE WEEKEND III– Federal officials reverse the fetal tissue research ban so scientists can once again use the remains of the aborted in their medical studies.  How nice.  Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland erased Trump-era limits on consent decrees on the nation’s police agencies.  Once again, the left wants to politicize every police department as they are attempting to do with every other branch of the federal government.   Elsewhere, former House speaker and BIG LOSER John Boehner stands to rake in $20 million with his pro-pot and anti-GOP endeavors.  What a POS.  Next, Roger Stone is being sued for back taxes.  Finally, for some inexplicable reasons, following GOP leadership pushing back against the formation of an America First Caucus in the House, it seemingly now is not going to happen.  That sucks.  Who did it?  Kevin McCarthy?  Steve Scalise?  That skank, Liz Cheney?  They all need to go.  
  72. 2021 Saturday I: ODDS ‘N’ ENDS OF THE WEEKEND IV– Gary Gensler took the oath of office today to become the next head of the Securities and Exchange Commission.   Moving on, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland, the first Norwegian-Native American to hold the position has erased 12 President Donald J. Trump climate policies.  Bet you feel good, Madam Secretary.
  73. 2021 Saturday J: FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS– The Iranians say they know who messed up their Natanz nuclear facility, but the dirty dog somehow evaded their dragnet and escaped the country.  Hmmm.  They named this person as 43-year-old Reza Karimi, a person whom they claim somehow committed a dastardly act of sabotage and then skipped the country hours before the computers were trashed.  They have gone to Interpol seeking his immediate arrest and extradition back to the glorious Islamic Republic of Iran.  We hope he stays safe.  Elsewhere, incredibly stupid Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s Number One Critic, a person poisoned by Putin’s thugs, who then found a way to get to Germany for treatment, and then returned to the Motherland.  Once there, he was tried and sent to prison for bogus crimes and is now being tortured and force-fed since he is on a hunger protest.  Why did you return to Russia?   Finally, Prince Philip underwent burial today.  The Royal Family was there, and Meghan Markle sent a wreath and a hand-written card.  Awesome.
  74. 2021 Saturday K: SUPER LOTTO AND POWERBALL DRAWINGS– first, here are the results for the Super Lotto Draw #3552 with a $38 million on the line: 02, 07, 12, 29, 44, and Mega 03.  Out of 122,366 winning tickets, the highest winners were FOUR people who had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $10,574 apiece.  Here are the four winners: (1) Chevron, Folsom, CA 95630 (2) Chevron, Corona, CA 92879 (3) 7-11, San Diego, CA 92128 and (4) Ralphs, San Diego, CA 92127.  Next, here are the numbers for the Powerball Draw #838 with a prize of $79 million on the line: 10, 21, 26, 41, 49, and Powerball 25.  Out of 47,609 winning tickets in California, the highest winners were TWO people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $13,607 apiece.
  75. 2022 Sunday: Friends, we understand that the left can say whatever they want about whomever they want.  However, they persecute us for making light of all manner of things, lampooning bigwig politicians, or criticizing drastic social changes.   Well, we will do our best to clean things up and put our critics at ease.  What the hell.  We do not seek to offend our readers (or those claiming to be readers); no, we seek to enlighten, elucidate, and educate our readership in the pursuit of the truth and the interaction of various opinions.  We hope you seek the same with us instead of being woke crybabies.

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0803 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunset Wash.”  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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Robbie Robertson’s next solo album came out on April 05, 2011, and is a return to form among his growing discography of music.  The famed guitarist returned to his rock-and-roll roots and to show off his chops, Robertson brings together large numbers of musicians to perform his music along with him.  We hope you will seek this one out, consider making it a part of your daily listening pleasure, and then sharing it with others.  We think they will be as appreciative of it as will you.  Enjoy.

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[i] We began presenting the music of the Mothers of Invention and of Frank Zappa beginning on Monday, 21-January-2013 and concluded the presentation on Monday, 13-May-2013.  Please seek them out, we believe you will enjoy the music of this famed man and his band.

[ii] 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.

[iii] Not sure when we will offer the music of the Jan Hammer Group, but you can bet we will one day to be sure.

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

[v] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018.  Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.

[vi] We began promoting the music of Mountain beginning on Friday, 14-December-2012 through Sunday, 20-January-2013.  This also included West, Bruce & Laing but sadly, we overlooked Leslie West’s solo career so please stay tuned for his discography sometime in the next 8-12 years.

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

[viii] Speaking of the decision to flip the game from Atlanta to Denver, we learned today that unsavory people like Stacey Abrams and the big dimwit, the pro-Chi-Com-loving LeBron James were integral in getting the game moved.  How outrageous.  How evil.  Scumbags.

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

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

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

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

[xiii] We knew it was bogus back then and mentioned it in numerous posts.  First, why would the Russians do something such as this when if they had said the Iranians did it, it would have been much more believable.  We would not have issues with the Russians today if the Democrats did not use them for their punching bag.  Russia did this, Russia did that, wah, wah, wah.  We don’t believe our two countries should be at odds with one another because all it’s doing is to push the Russians deeper into the Chi-Com camp.  No, we should try to have a friendly relationship with Moscow.  How about it, Joe?

106. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2022

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106. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2022:

Holy Saturday

U.S. Interior Secretary Caleb B. Smith; U.S. Secretaries of State William R. King and Anthony Blinken; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Charles J. Folger; Romanticist Francisco Goya, Chicago featuring Jason Scheff, Moby Grape featuring Skip Spence, Roxy Music featuring Graham Simpson, Savoy Brown featuring “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, and Uriah Heep featuring Lee Kerslake:

  1. 1178 B.C.: A solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary king of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War.
  2. 73 Sunday: Masada, a Jewish fortress where the zealots fled after the fall of Jerusalem, fell to the Romans after a lengthy siege, which ended the Great Jewish Revolt.
  3. 556 Friday: Pelagius I begins his reign as the 60th Roman Catholic Pope.  He would serve as pope from today until March 04, 561.
  4. 1789 Wednesday: President-elect George Washington left Mount Vernon, Virginia, for his inauguration in New York.
  5. 1808: In Boston, Massachusetts, future 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior Caleb B. Smith is born.  A future Republican, Secretary Smith served under President Abraham Lincoln from March 05, 1861, to January 01, 1863.
  6. 1818 Thursday: The United States Senate ratified the Rush-Bagot amendment to form an unarmed U.S.-Canadian border.  Meanwhile, in Nantucket, Massachusetts, future 34th U.S. Treasury Secretary Charles J. Folger is born.  A future Republican, Secretary Folger would serve under President Chester A. Arthur from November 14, 1881, to September 04, 1884.
  7. 1828: In Bordeaux, France, famed Romanticist artist Francisco Goya died at age 82.
  8. 1854 Sunday: San Salvador virtually disappeared during a massive earthquake.
  9. 1861 Tuesday: President Abraham Lincoln forbids anyone in the United States from doing business with the Confederacy.
  10. 1862 Wednesday: During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia.  Meanwhile, the Confederacy conscripted all white men between the ages of 18 and 35.
  11. 1881 Saturday: In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fought his final gun battle.
  12. 1889 Tuesday: In London, England, famed movie star and film director Charles Chaplin was born on this date.
  13. 1900 Monday: The Post Office issued the first book of postage stamps.  The two-cent stamps appeared in books of 12, 24, and 48 stamps.
  14. 1905 Sunday: Andrew Carnegie donated $10 million of personal money to set up the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  15. 1912 Tuesday: American aviator Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to France in 59 minutes.
  16. 1916 Sunday: In Mesopotamia, British relief forces are fighting to relieve their comrades trapped Kut.  The Ottoman Turks have siege lines drawn around the ancient city and have been starving and denying their British opponents water and military supplies.  British forces continue drawing closer and closer to the besieged garrison but cannot push through the positions held by the fanatical Turks.  Allah is, after all, on their side.
  17. 1917 Monday: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin arrived back from exile in Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution.   Kaiser Wilhelm II played his ‘secret weapon’ well: loaded aboard a closed train, Lenin and the Kaiser struck a deal- ‘we will send you back to Russia and when you take power, you take Russia out of the war.’  And so, it occurred.  However, when the communists took power, every nation in Europe shunned them because they did not want the evil disease of Marxism spreading to their countries but for now, all was well. 
  18. 1922 Sunday: A treaty signed in Italy between Germany and the USSR recognized the governments of one another’s countries.  Elsewhere, Annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row to set a women’s record.
  19. 1927 Saturday: In Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany, future 265th Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI is born.  He would become pontiff on April 19, 2005, and would guide his flock until being forced into early retirement on February 28, 2013, so that Pope Francis could become pontiff.  
  20. 1938 Saturday: Great Britain recognizes the Italian annexation of the African nation of Abyssinia.
  21. 1939 Sunday: Soviet leader Josef Stalin calls for a pact between Great Britain, France, and the USSR to defend against Nazi aggression. 
  22. 1940 Tuesday: Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians threw the first no-hit, no-run game on opening day of baseball season.  The Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox by a score of 1-0.  Meanwhile, British troops land to the north and south of Trondheim in Norway as they seek to defy the Nazis an easy victory and to help the Norwegian military to keep the Germans tied down for as long as possible.
  23. 1941 Wednesday: The Yugoslav government (or what’s left of it) is attempting to negotiate an end to the Axis invasion of their country.  The Yugoslav military was not prepared for the Blitzkrieg that fell atop them like a load of bricks.  Anger Adolf Hitler and you will pay the price. 
  24. 1942 Thursday: During World War II, Britain’s King George VI awards the George Cross to the island of Malta for suffering German air attacks and invasion and for fighting back bravely.
  25. 1943 Friday: “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, rhythm guitarist and vocalist with both the original Savoy Brown[i] and a founding member of Foghat[ii] was born on today’s date in Dulwich, London, England.  Meanwhile, in Basel, Switzerland, chemist Albert Hoffman accidentally discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD-25 while working on the medicinal value of lysergic acid.  
  26. 1944 Sunday: The Red Army continues rolling up German and Rumanian pockets around Yalta as the Soviets continue pushing the Axis troops out of their country.  Although ill-supplied and devoid of hope, the Germans continue fighting for their lives because they are more afraid of the Fuhrer in Berlin than they are of their Russian enemies.
  27. 1945 Monday: Allied troops begin entering the German city of Nuremburg during World War II.  Meanwhile the Red Army commenced the Battle of Berlin.  First, they would have to capture the outlying heights and then cut off the city.  German troops know that they cannot win this battle; however, they plan to bleed the Red Army dry of blood.  Finally, in the Baltic Sea, a Soviet submarine torpedoed and sank the MV Goya, a luxury liner the Nazis impressed into service to haul refugees and wounded soldiers from the Baltic republics in the face of an attacking Red Army; it is estimated that up to 7,000 peopled died in the attack.
  28. 1947 Wednesday: The French ship Grandcamp blew up at the harbor in Texas City, Texas; another ship, the High Flyer, exploded the following day.  The blasts killed nearly 600 people.  Elsewhere, financier Bernard M. Baruch said in a speech at the South Carolina statehouse, “Let us not be deceived—we are today in the midst of a Cold War.”  Elsewhere, future rock drummer with the British band, Uriah Heep[iii], 1971-1979 / 1981-2007, Lee Kerslake—is born in in Winton, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, on this date.
  29. 1951 Monday: The British submarine Affray sinks in the English Channel resulting in the loss of 75 lives.
  30. 1954 Friday: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu continues, building in intensity.  Great pains are put into locating the enemy AA batteries so they can neutralize as many of them as possible which they do- at great cost in dwindling artillery ammunition.  The problem is, there are so many, taking out the ones they could cost them much-needed artillery ammo.  Meanwhile, Hanoi sends word that they are going to promote the leading officers by one rank.  Thus, Colonel Christian De Castries becomes Brigadier General De Castries while Lt. Colonel “Gars Pierre” Langlais and other lieutenant colonels move up to full bird colonel.  This is significant because it shows that leadership in Hanoi recognizes they are going to lose this fight…but not yet.[iv]
  31. 1962 Monday: Brazil nationalizes U.S. businesses.  Meanwhile, Walter Cronkite began anchoring the “CBS Evening News.”  Elsewhere, future U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is born in New York City, N.Y. on this date.  A Democrat, he would serve under Joe Biden from January 26, 2021, until?  Finally, New Orleans Archbishop Joseph Rummel excommunicated three local Roman Catholics for fighting racial integration of parochial schools.  
  32. 1963 Tuesday: Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote his “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” in which, the civil rights leader responded to a group of local clergymen who had criticized him for leading street protests; however, King, in his letter, defended his tactics, writing, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
  33. 1966 Saturday: Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain.
  34. 1967 Sunday: At the Western Open in El Monte, California, Bakersfield native Ken Barnes Jr. became the first skeet shooter to break a perfect 400 straight in all four guns (.410, 28, 20 and 12 gauges).  He is also the only shooter to this with pump action shotguns.
  35. 1968 Tuesday: The Pentagon announced that troops would begin coming home from Vietnam on this date.
  36. 1972 Sunday: Apollo 16 blasted off on a voyage to the moon with astronauts John W. Young, Charles M. Duke, Jr., and Ken Mattingly aboard.
  37. 1975 Wednesday: The Khmer Rouge Rebels won control of Cambodia after five years of civil war.  They renamed the country Kampuchea and began a reign of terror on this date.
  38. 1977 Saturday: At the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada, at the 2:18-minute mark of Round 2 in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout, powerhouse slugger Earnie Shavers beats his opponent Howard Smith via a KO.  This would elevate Shavers’ pro record to 54-5-1.  On the undercard, in his first professional boxing match, Michael “The Jinx” Spinks scores a TKO of opponent, Eddie Benson, at the 2:56-minute mark of Round 1 in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout to put his record to 1-0.
  39. 1978 Sunday: In Orissa, India, 180 people died when a tornado struck the area.
  40. 1982 Friday: Future Chicago[v] bassist/vocalist 1985-2016—Jason Scheff—is born on this date in San Diego, California.  Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth proclaimed Canada’s new constitution in effect, which severed the last colonial tie with Great Britain.
  41. 1983 Saturday: Steve Garvey set a new National League record by playing in his 1,118th consecutive game.
  42. 1986 Wednesday: After the United States bombed his African nation in retaliation for recent terrorist attacks, Libyan dictator, Moammar Khadafy appears on national television to dispute rumors that he died in the airstrike.
  43. 1987 Thursday: The U.S. Patent Office began allowing the patenting of new animals created by genetic engineering.
  44. 1990 Monday: Maximum unemployment benefits in the State of New York rise to $260 per week.
  45. 1991 Tuesday: In the NHL, the St. Louis Blues become the eighth team to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 3-2 in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.
  46. 1992 Thursday: The House Ethics Committee listed 303 current and former lawmakers who had overdrawn their House bank accounts.  Elsewhere- at the Paramount Theater in New York City, N.Y., heavyweight boxer Michael “Dynamite” Dokes scored a KO on opponent, Danny Sutton, at the 2:54-minute mark of Round 3 in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout to put his record to 47-3-2.
  47. 1996 Tuesday: In St. Louis, Mississippi, the ‘Easton Assassin’- heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes- wins a 10-round unanimous decision over his opponent, Quinn Navarre, to put his professional record to 64-5.
  48. 1999 Friday: In Santa Cruz, California, Skip Spence, the original drummer of the Jefferson Airplane[vi] and then one of the guitarists of the San Francisco rock band, Moby Grape[vii], died from lung cancer on this date; he was 52-years-old.  Elsewhere- in Copenhagen, Denmark