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.

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…

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

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

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

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

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

  1. 1256 Thursday: Fellow monks establish the Augustinian monastic order on this date.
  2. 1493 Thursday: Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal.
  3. 1626 Monday: Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on present-day Manhattan Island.  Native Americans later sold the island (20,000 acres) for $24 in cloth and buttons.
  4. 1715 Saturday: A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella.  
  5. 1728 Tuesday: George Frederick Handel’s opera “Tolomeo, re di Egitto” premiered in London, England, on this date.
  6. 1776 Saturday: Rhode Island declared its freedom from England two months before the Declaration of Independence.
  7. 1805 Saturday: Henry C. Overing bought 80 acres of Throggs Neck in the Bronx.
  8. 1814 Wednesday: King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
  9. 1816 Saturday: In Boston, Massachusetts, the fourth U.S. Secretary of War Samuel Dexter, died.  A Federalist, he served under President John Adams from 06-01-1800 to 01-31-1801.  Following his stint as secretary of war, Dexter also served the nation as its 3rd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.  A Federalist, Dexter served under President John Adams from 01-01-1801 to 05-13-1801.
  10. 1839 Saturday: The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd. forms on this date, the company that would eventually launch the HMS Titanic.
  11. 1843 Thursday: Great Britain annexes the Natal.
  12. 1851 Sunday: The first major fire in San Francisco, California, occurs on this date.
  13. 1862 Sunday: After a month-long siege, Union forces prepared to unleash a massive bombardment against Confederate troops at Yorktown, Virginia, only to discover the Confederates had slipped away during the night.
  14. 1863 Monday: With the retreat of the Union army, the Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville ended.
  15. 1864 Wednesday: General Ulysses S. Grant’s Union Army attacks Robert E. Lee’s Confederates at Rappahannock.
  16. 1869 Tuesday: The naval battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.
  17. 1872 Saturday: In Whitehaven, Pennsylvania, future 50th U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer is born.  A future Democrat, he would serve under President Woodrow Wilson from 03-05-1919 to 03-04-1921.
  18. 1886 Tuesday: At Haymarket Square in Chicago, a labor demonstration for an 8-hour workday turned into a deadly riot when a bomb exploded.  Elsewhere, Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone, which was the world’s first practical phonograph.
  19. 1888 Friday: Spain and Italy sign a military covenant.
  20. 1893 Thursday: Cowboy Bob Pickett invents ‘bulldogging.’
  21. 1896 Monday: At Cripple Creek, Colorado, a grease fire ignites one-half ton of TNT.  Needless to say, the resulting carnage is catastrophic.
  22. 1897 Tuesday: Fire in the Paris bazaar at Rue jean Goujon kills 200 people.
  23. 1904 Wednesday: The United States took over construction on the Panama Canal.
  24. 1915 Tuesday: During World War I, Italy drops out of the Triple Alliance with which it had allied itself with the Central Powers of Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Germany.
  25. 1916 Thursday: Responding to a demand from President Woodrow Wilson, Germany agreed to limit its resumed unrestricted submarine warfare the following year.
  26. 1923 Friday: Ed Cassidy, famed percussionist with 1960’s-to-1990’s Los Angeles, California, psychedelic band Spirit[i], was born on today’s date in Harvey, Illinois.  His companion in the band was his stepson, Randy California; one of the most gifted guitarists in the world.  Meanwhile in Vienna, bloody street battles between communists, Nazis, and the police unfold.
  27. 1925 Monday: In Geneva, an international conference commenced in which the eventual signatories pledged to not use chemical and biological weapons in war; the Geneva Protocol underwent signing on June 17, 1925, and went into force in 1928.
  28. 1931 Monday: Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish president.
  29. 1932 Wednesday: Mobster Al Capone, convicted of federal income tax evasion, entered the federal penitentiary in Atlanta; later, federal authorities transferred the mobster to Alcatraz Island.
  30. 1940 Saturday: Ronnie Bond—future drummer with the British rock band, the Troggs[ii]—was born in Andover, Hampshire, England, on this date.  Meanwhile, King Leopold of Belgium is warned by the Catholic Church’s intelligence sources that a German assault is going to fall on Belgium and France very soon.  The military is put on the alert.
  31. 1941 Sunday: David LaFlamme, violinist, and vocalist with the Bay Area band, It’s a Beautiful Day[iii], was born on this date in New Britain, Connecticut.  Elsewhere, in North Africa, fighting around Tobruk continues but the Afrika Korps halts the main assault on the beleaguered port.  They will have to find another way to crack this resilient nut.   Meanwhile, British warplanes are attacking a German-held airstrip in Mosul with which, the Nazis had been ferrying supplies in via an air bridge to help the Iraqis eager to come to the side of the Axis.
  32. 1942 Monday: The Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began in the Pacific during World War II.  Historians considered the outcome a tactical victory for Imperial Japan, but ultimately a strategic victory for the Allies.
  33. 1943 Tuesday: The German war machine on the Eastern Front is gearing up for the campaigning season in what they hope will be the decisive year in which, they destroy the Russian bear.  The loss at Stalingrad- as painful as it was- has not deterred the Nazi’s dream of lebensraum in the east.
  34. 1944 Thursday: RAF bombers begin launching raids into Axis partner Hungary. Railroad yards are hit as is other infrastructure, but the Axis is still in the fight.
  35. 1945 Friday: German troops in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway surrender to the Allies as World War II in Europe approaches an end.
  36. 1951 Friday: Future member of the famed soul-pop group, the Jackson Five[iv] (backing and lead vocals 1962-1989 / 2001 / 2012-present)—Jackie Jackson—is born in Gary, Indiana, on this date.
  37. 1954 Tuesday: In Fairfield, Alabama, future U.S. Senator Doug Jones, Democrat, is born.  He would win a special election to fill the seat of Sen. Jeff Sessions who stepped up to become the first attorney-general in the new Trump administration.  His GOP opponent in the election- Judge Roy Moore- the Democrats managed to destroy through vilification of his character.
  38. 1954 Tuesday A: The attempt to reach Dien Bien Phu by French Union forces fighting from the south in Operation Condor had stalled.  A contingency plan- Operation Albatross had already been discussed, a breakout of the 2,000-3,000 fittest men from Dien Bien Phu and Isabelle, but sadly for the garrison, it was slated to May 15 when additional air support and artillery could provide some semblance of aid as to help those breaking out heading to the south.  Problem was the troops were unclear as to whether they could sustain the fight until then.  General Giap’s final offensive was 48 hours old and steaming along at a good clip.  If the strongest were able to break out, they would be leaving behind the wounded and going without supplies.  It looks highly doubtful that Albatross will occur.
  39. 1959 Monday: The first Grammy Awards ceremony occurred at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Domenico Modugno won Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare);” Henry Mancini won Album of the Year for “The Music from Peter Gunn.”
  40. 1961 Thursday: The first group of “Freedom Riders” left Washington, D.C., to challenge racial segregation on interstate busses and in bus terminals.
  41. 1965 Tuesday: San Francisco Giants’ slugger Willie Mays hits his 512th homerun, breaking Mel Ott’s National League record of 511 homeruns.
  42. 1969 Sunday: Stanley Cup: the Montreal Canadiens sweep the St. Louis Blues in 4 games.
  43. 1970 Monday: Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others.  Elsewhere, Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt.
  44. 1971 Tuesday: In Colorado Springs, Colorado, future 6th U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is born.  She would serve under President Donald J. Trump from Served December 06, 2017, to April 10, 2019.
  45. 1976 Tuesday: Famed French author and poet, Henri Bosco dies at age 87.
  46. 1980 Sunday: In Ljubljana, Slovenia, Marshal Josip Broz Tito, president of Yugoslavia, died three days before his 88th birthday.     
  47. 1982 Tuesday: During the Falklands Islands (Las Malvinas) War, an Argentine Exocet missile hits the HMS Sheffield, a British destroyer, killing at least 20 and wounding numerous others. 
  48. 1987 Monday: In North Hollywood, California, famed rock, and roll blues guitarist Paul Butterfield[v] lost his battle with opiate addiction on this date and passed away at the age of 44.  The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was one of the big name shows of the 1960s and early 1970s and their performance at Woodstock in 1969 was legendary as concert performances go.  Please, seek out their albums and add them to your collection.
  49. 1990 Friday: Angela Bowie reveals that Mick Jagger and husband, David, once had an affair.  It is what it is, folks.
  50. 1994 Wednesday: A jury clears rocker Courtney Love of drug charges.  Ms. Love is the widow of Nirvana[vi] front man, Kurt Cobain. 
  51. 1998 Monday: In Sacramento, a federal judged handed Unabomber Ted Kaczynski four life sentences PLUS 30 years under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty.  Put the bum to death and be done with him!
  52. 2006 Thursday: A federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the 9/11 attacks, telling the convicted terrorist, “You will die with a whimper.”
  53. 2007 Friday: An EF-5 tornado destroys the town of Greensburg, Kansas. 
  54. 2010 Tuesday: An auction at Christie’s in New York sets a record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction when it sells Pablo Picasso’s ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’ for $106 million.
  55. 2011 Wednesday: U.S. President Barack Obama chooses not release photos of Osama bin Laden following his death; however, the Reuters News Agency released photos taken at the Abbottabad compound later, which drew howls of protests from offended Muslims.
  56. 2012 Friday: In the charming Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, authorities discover 9 bodies hanging from a bridge and the corpses of 14 others who underwent beheading in a drug cartel war. 
  57. 2013 Saturday: American boxer Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero and retains his WBC Welterweight title in a unanimous decision.  Meanwhile, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, a roadside bomb kills 5 U.S. soldiers and wounds several others.  F**king savages.  Elsewhere, in the Syrian town of Baniyas, government troops kill 77 civilians and wound quite a few others.
  58. 2014 Sunday: According to Brainy History, union backers and California legislators are seeking to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 per hour; Governor Jerry Brown ratified a law only 8 months ago to raise the wage to $10 an hour by 2016.  Meanwhile, eight acrobats were injured, most of them seriously, when a carabiner clip broke during an aerial hair-hanging stunt, sending the women plummeting to the ground during a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus show in Providence, Rhode Island. 
  59. 2015 Monday: Brainy History reports the human trafficking crisis continues in the Mediterranean, as rescuers save approximately 7,000 migrants from 34 vessels intercepted over the last few days.
  60. 2016 Wednesday: Once-sane Republican congressman and ex-governor John Kasich (and ultimate Trump-hater) bows out of the running for the GOP presidential nomination.  Good riddance.
  61. 2017 Thursday: American economist William J. Baumol dies at the ripe old age of 95.  He was the creator of Baumol’s Cost Disease, aka the Baumol Effect, an economic theory, one that conflicts with classical economic theories.
  62. 2018 Friday: Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols got his 3,000th hit, reaching the mark with a broken bat single against the Seattle Mariners.   Meanwhile, California overtakes Great Britain to become the fifth largest economy in the world.
  63. 2019 Saturday: At T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mexican middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez unifies three middleweight titles as he wins a close fight and unanimous decision over American boxer Daniel Jacobs.
  64. 2020 Monday: Well, it keeps getting better: we now know we have “Murder Hornets” in the Pacific Northwest.  Although some claim Japan is their homeland, experts now tell us it is communist China where these monstrous insects call home.  Coincidence?  You are the judge.  COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis update: confirmed cases around the world: 3,582,469, confirmed deaths are 251,365, but confirmed recoveries are 1,162,563 so things are looking better.  As for the United States, confirmed cases are 1,201,101, confirmed deaths are 69,579, and confirmed recoveries are 159,789.  In Hawaii, we have 621 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths but 548 confirmed recoveries.  Yet, in the Islands, we live under the authoritarianism of Governor David Ige.  Colleagues in California report 55,657 confirmed cases, 2,254 confirmed deaths and NO- we repeat- NO numbers for confirmed recoveries.  What are you hiding, Gov. Gavin Newsom?  Colleagues up in Washington state report 15,462 confirmed cases what with confirmed deaths at 841 and- like California- NO recovery confirmation numbers.  Gov. Jay Inslee, what are YOU hiding (asks Chef Vladimir?)?
  65. 2021 Tuesday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 154,940,945 confirmed cases, +477,975, 3,39,615  confirmed deaths, +12,655, and 133,045,378 confirmed recoveries, +75,532.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,268,541 confirmed cases, UP 36,236 from yesterday’s reporting, 592,292 confirmed deaths, UP 734,[vii] and 25,961,286 confirmed recoveries, UP 53,716.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[viii]   
  66. 2021 Tuesday A: NOTE: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 277,565 Chi-Vi deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another 240.56 days, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,078 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 185,968 deaths. 
  67. 2021 Tuesday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,748,785 confirmed cases, 61,986 confirmed deaths, and 1,996,486 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,249,535 confirmed cases, 35,399 confirmed deaths, and 1,817,665 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,732 confirmed cases, 484 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 409,585 confirmed cases, 5,567 confirmed deaths, and 200,937 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s recovery numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Wyoming, a place with a horrible congresswoman: they have 57,142 confirmed cases, 710 confirmed deaths, but 0 confirmed recoveries as they won’t mention them.[ix]   Meanwhile, effective July 01, 2021, ALL remaining in-state and local COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions will end, so says Governor Ron DeSantis.  Awesome.
  68. 2021 Tuesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,697 confirmed cases, 6,369 confirmed deaths, and 831,090 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Uruguay, a place that was once home to Nazis: 204,120 cases of the virus, 2,796 confirmed deaths and 176,783 confirmed recoveries.[x]     
  69. 2021 Tuesday D:  Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,133.03, UP 19.80 points (+0.58%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,633.50, DOWN 261.62 points (-1.88%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,164.66, DOWN 28.00 points (-0.67%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $66.22 per barrel, +0.53 (+0.81%).  The price of GOLD is $1,778.40 per troy oz., +2.60 (+0.15%) while the price of SILVER is $26.55 per troy ounce, -0.01 (-0.03%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,240.40 per troy oz, +8.60 (+0.70%) while the price of COPPER is $4.56 per pound, +0.03 (+0.74%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,973.33 per troy oz, +8.65 (+0.29%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $29,500.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).[xiii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.47 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.18.     In Pakistani Rupee, one greenback equals 153.10 and in Panamanian Balboa, a buck equals 1.00 and in Papua New Guinean Kina, one dollar equals 3.42 of theirs.[xiv]  
  70. 2021 Tuesday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.050 per gallon, $2.834 in Florida, $3.796 in Hawaii, and $3.488 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other location- New Mexico: $2.879.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the next lowest gasoline price in the world- Malaysian: $1.887 per U.S. Gallon.[xvi]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,247,962,760,073 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xvii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  71. 2021 Tuesday F: Foreign News / Overseas News– U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is visiting the Ukraine today.[xviii]   Next, Iran confirms the authenticity of tape where Climate Czar John F. “Lurch” Kerry[xix] commits various Logan Act violations by sharing with the Iranians at least, we repeat- at least– 200 separate incidences of the Mossad carrying out surreptitious activities against Iranian interests in the hellhole of Syria.  In other news related to overseas activities, former Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller- part of the Trump administration- is urging the Biden administration NOT to let its guard down regarding the use of directed-energy weapons on U.S. personnel worldwide.  He calls it ‘an act of war’ and suggests that even if it’s ‘nonlethal,’ we owe it to our people to investigate so as to be better protected in the future.
  72. 2021 Tuesday G: Covid-19 Updates And Additional Information– First, early information is suggesting that the COVID-19-caused pandemic shutdowns of cities may be in the preliminary stages of reversal.  Next, Pfizer seeks full clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for the use of its Chi-Vi vaccine for everyone.  Elsewhere, U.S. states are not ordering their full allotments of the Xi Jinping Bat Flu over a lessening demand for the questionable inoculations.
  73. 2021 Tuesday H: Joe Biden Regime News I–   We learn today that thanks to Joe Biden being president (well, “Kooky Kamala” Harris is ‘president’), the death tax is going to rise to 40-61-percent meaning their family’s tragedy will also see financial rape of the grieving survivors.  Wow.  Thank you, President Obama, uh, we mean, “El Presidente Joe Biden.”   Meanwhile, Cuban-born U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, DS, says the regime is moving ahead with reuniting illegal alien families torn asunder by the Trump administration.   Elsewhere, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley is dropping his opposition to changes in sexual assault policies.  Wow.  Sell-out.
  74. 2021 Tuesday I: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Senate Majority Leader “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer says he is considering a slick budgetary maneuver whereby he can legalize tens of millions of illegal aliens lurking within the shadows of our country.  Gee whiz, thank you, Chuckie, thank you.
  75. 2021 Tuesday J: Political News I– the House GOP is calling for an oversight hearing on the Capitol Hill Police Department and their actions on FALSE FLAG OPERATION DAY on January 06, 2021.  Next, GOP lawmakers seek a probe of Amazon’s Jedi contract.   Elsewhere, the GOP is adding an additional 10 Democrat-held congressional seats deemed to be vulnerable in 2022.  (Note- get rid of YOUR RINO problem, too, Republicans).  Moving on, UNC Chapel Hill has bestowed a professorship on the clown that created the 1619 ‘Project,’ (a bullshit propaganda project with which to wail and cry and to point fingers at the evil whiteys)[xx].  In other news, former Governor Charlie Crist, RINO-FL-turned Democrat Congressman, 13th congressional district, is making another run for the gubernatorial mansion.  Loser.  Finally, Eric Trump says there is NO way that fuddled old Joe Biden can hold a candle to his father’s energy on the job.
  76. 2021 Tuesday K: Political News II– We learned today that Newsmax settled a lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems out of Canada, that they apologized and agreed to stop questioning the 2020 Presidential Election’s veracity.  One America News, however, won’t back down for which, we congratulate them.  However, if Canada WON’T use Dominion Voting Systems nor Smartmatic Software in their own elections, what does that say about their trustworthiness and honesty?  Not very much.  Speaking of the untrustworthy, it now appears that Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, will be out as GOP Conference Chair by the end of the month.  This woman and the other corrupt Republicans that leapt onto the President Donald J. Trump impeachment vote as showing their virtue ALL must lose their seats.  Period.  She needs to join the Democrats of which she truly is one…finally, the Justice Department has been ordered to release the memo cited by then-U.S. Attorney General William “Bill” Barr as to why there was no charge of obstruction launched against President Donald J. Trump when feeble old Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III concluded his ginned-up, bogus investigation into the 45th president.
  77. 2021 Tuesday L: Crime And Punishment News / Law Enforcement News– The attorney for convicted murderer and former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has filed for a new trial now that we learn the jurors were going to convict him on ALL counts no matter what which is not justice but a kangaroo court.  The judge in the case pointed out that thanks to people like that dingbat from California, Rep. Maxine “Prune Face” Waters, DS-CA 43rd congressional district, going there and rabble rousing the lynch mob outside the courthouse every day, that her actions put the entire outcome of the trial in jeopardy.  We expect to see Chauvin win a new trial, be acquitted, and get his old job back.  Boo-yeah!
  78. 2021 Tuesday M: California Lottery Results / Mega-Millions Draw– stick around for the results on tonight’s Mega-Millions Draw #1656 with a pot of $345 million available to some lucky winner…here are the results: 04, 27, 32, 57, 63, and Mega 22.  Out of 136,836 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $947,704.
  79. 2022 Wednesday: Everyone Wang Chung tonight…

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This artwork is #0820 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunset Peaks.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.

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The next album the record label of the Band released was “The Collection,” an album that hit record store shelves on June 05, 2019.  One finds a collection of 14 cuts from the original lineup that are all perfect doorways for new fans to open and follow.  As for older fans, this is a concise collection that reopens channels in audio into the brain that one can enjoy for years- if not decades- to come.   This is a worthy addition to any record collection which is why we encourage everyone to seek this album out, give it a good listen, and then add it to your growing collection in the format, condition, and the price that works best for you- you will be glad you did.   

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[i] We promoted the music of the great California rock band, Spirit- and the music of its members- beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012.  We hope you will seek this band out and add it to your growing collection of top-quality rock music. We began promoting the music of Spirit and of Randy California beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012.  Please seek them out and consider adding their music to your collection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

122. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, MAY 02, 2022

1945 Wednesday: Once General Helmuth Wielding surrenders all German forces in the Nazi capital, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and in parts of Austria. Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery (May 12, 1941, to May 02, 1945) Martin Bormann dies while attempting to escape the Soviet destruction of the Nazi capital.

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DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY 2022: 201

122. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, MAY 02, 2022:

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Owen Josephus Roberts and James F. Byrnes; U.S. Secretaries of State James Madison and James F. Byrnes; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John Canfield Spencer; FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover; Martin Bormann- Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery; Foreigner featuring Lou Gramm, Jethro Tull featuring John Glascock, the Kinks featuring Bob Henrit, Sly & the Family Stone featuring Vet Stone, Steppenwolf featuring Goldy McJohn, Stone Temple Pilots featuring John Gutt, and Utopia featuring Doug Howard:

  1. 1497 Sunday: John Cabot departs Europe for North America.
  2. 1519 Friday: Artist Leonardo da Vinci died at Cloux, France, at age 67.
  3. 1536 Saturday: England’s King Henry VIII accuses Anne Boleyn of adultery; seventeen days later, the executioner lopped off her head.
  4. 1670 Friday: England’s King Charles II chartered the Hudson Bay Company on this date.
  5. 1703 Wednesday: Portugal signs a treaty with England to become a great covenant.
  6. 1776 Thursday: France and Spain agree to give arms to the American rebels.
  7. 1801 Saturday: The 5th U.S. Secretary of State James Madison took his post on this date.  In this capacity, he served from today until March 03, 1809, under President Thomas Jefferson.  From here, he would move up the ladder.
  8. 1833 Thursday: Czar Nicholas I of Russia bans public sale of serfs.
  9. 1844 Thursday: The 16th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury James Canfield Spencer left office on this date.  First a Democratic-Republican and then a Whig, he served under President John Tyler from March 08, 1843, until today.
  10. 1863 Saturday: During the Civil War, a Confederate sentry accidentally shot and wounded Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson at Chancellorsville; he died eight days later.
  11. 1865 Tuesday: President Andrew Johnson offers $100,000 reward for the capture of fugitive Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
  12. 1875 Sunday: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the future 74th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Owen Josephus Roberts is born.  A Republican, President Herbert Hoover would nominate Roberts to fill Associate Justice Edward Sanford’s seat.  He would serve from 05-20-1930 to 07-31-1945.
  13. 1882 Tuesday: In Charleston, South Carolina, future 81st U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice James F. Byrnes is born.  A Democrat, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would nominate Byrnes to fill Associate Justice James McReynold’s seat.  Byrnes would serve from 06-25-1941 to 10-03-1942.  He also served as the nation’s 49th U.S. Secretary of State doing so under President Harry S. Truman. In this capacity, he would serve from 07-03-1945 to 01-21-1947.
  14. 1885 Saturday: Publishers released the first edition of “Good Housekeeping” magazine.
  15. 1887 Monday: Hannibal W. Goodwin applied for a patent for his celluloid photographic film on this date, film from which projectionists show motion pictures.
  16. 1890 Friday: The federal government organized the Oklahoma Territory on this date.
  17. 1902 Friday: The first science fiction film, “A Trip to the Moon,” hits theaters on this date.
  18. 1908 Saturday: The original version of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” with music by Albert Von Tilzer and lyrics by Jack Norworth, undergoes first publication by Von Tilzer’s York Music Co.
  19. 1915 Sunday: Heavy fighting continues during the Second Battle of Ypres with attack, counterattack, and attack again, thrown off, reignited, and relaunched with a horrendous death toll on both sides.  Elsewhere, the Turks show the Allies a thing or two by rounding up French and British citizens interned in their country and sending them into No-Man’s Land to stymie British assaults.  Wow.
  20. 1916 Tuesday: President Woodrow Wilson signs the first act against illegal drugs, the Harrison Drug Act.  Elsewhere, Germany agrees with a British proposal to send POWs to Switzerland as neither side can really care for them.  Off they go…
  21. 1917 Wednesday: Ottoman Turk leader Talaat Pasha visits his ally, Kaiser Wilhelm II in Berlin to discuss conduct of the war.  He will eventually have to seek exile in post-World War I Germany as he will be a wanted criminal due to the Armenian Genocide.
  22. 1918 Thursday: Communists relocate the toppled Czar and his family to the Urals, so he and they are beyond the rescue of White forces.  Meanwhile, the Ottomans are launching all-out assaults against British positions in Palestine.
  23. 1926 Sunday: Due to rising turmoil in the Central American nation of Nicaragua, U.S. Marines intervene to protect American interests.  Meanwhile in India, women gained the right to seek elected office.  
  24. 1927 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court’s “Buck v. Bell” ruling on this date permits forced sterilization of “unfits” by state authorities where the law permits such surgeries for ‘eugenic reasons.’
  25. 1932 Monday: Jack Benny launched his first radio show on NBC Radio on this date.
  26. 1933 Tuesday: In Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler bans labor unions.
  27. 1934 Wednesday: Nazi Germany begins its infamous “People’s Courts.”
  28. 1936 Saturday: “Peter and the Wolf,” a symphonic tale for children by Sergei Prokofiev, had its world premiere in Moscow.  Meanwhile, Abyssinian Emperor Haile Selassie and his family flee the country ahead of attacking Italian troops.
  29. 1939 Tuesday: Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record when he played in his 2,130th game.  His streak commenced on June 1, 1925.
  30. 1940 Thursday: The Allies continue evacuating Norway.  Meanwhile, the date to invade France and Belgium is set for May 01.   
  31. 1941 Friday: In Nazi Germany, Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler’s deputy.  Meanwhile, the Federal Communications Commission agreed to let regular scheduling of TV broadcasts by commercial TV stations to begin on July 01, 1941.  This would be the start of network television.  Elsewhere, General Mills began shipping its new cereal “Cheerioats,” to six test markets.  They later renamed it “Cheerios.”   
  32. 1941 Friday A: Meanwhile, fighting in Iraq continues.  One thing the Iraqis did not count on nor have themselves are airplanes.  The Brits have a squadron of obsolescent World War I era airplanes and put them to effective use lighting up the pro-Axis Iraqis.  Britain continues landing troops in Basra on the Persian Gulf which causes the population to rise up and attack the invaders.
  33. 1942 Saturday: Japanese troops occupy Mandalay, Burma.  Elsewhere, fighting continues on Mindanao in the southern Philippines as the Japanese continue trying to dislodge the U.S. and Filipino defenders.   Meanwhile, the Battle of the Coral Sea is brewing as the Japanese navy continues building up its warships for the attack on Port Moresby.  The Americans, however, have cracked their naval codes, and are building forces of their own.
  34. 1943 Sunday: German bombers conduct operations to lay mines in the Thames Estuary and along the British coastline.  Shipping already is precarious off the eastern coast of England, and this will make it even more challenging.
  35. 1944 Tuesday: Future drummer with Argent[i] and the Kinks[ii], Bob Henrit, is born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England, on this date.  Elsewhere, Fascist Spain- like other undeclared allies of the Axis- Turkey and Portugal among the most notable- have been pressured by the Allies to turn their backs on the Nazis and begin cutting supplies of tungsten ore which is important for ammunition and shells.  El Caudillo Francisco Franco will bow to the Allies’ request but will drag his feet for as long as he can.  Portugal and Turkey also supply the Axis with essential minerals but will begin tapering the amounts.
  36. 1945 Wednesday: Once General Helmuth Wielding surrenders all German forces in the Nazi capital, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and in parts of Austria.  Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery (05-12-1941 to 05-02-1945) Martin Bormann dies while attempting to escape the Soviet destruction of the Nazi capital.  Meanwhile, Goldy McJohn, famed keyboardist with the rock band, Steppenwolf[iii], was born on this date in Toronto, Canada.
  37. 1946 Thursday: At the Federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island, the “Battle of Alcatraz” erupts as inmates launch a revolt that leads to the deaths of three inmates and two correctional guards before additional reinforcements quell the uprising two days later.
  38. 1950 Tuesday: Lou Gramm, future lead singer with the British-American rock band, Foreigner[iv], was born on this date in Rochester, N.Y.  Meanwhile, future vocalist with the San Francisco funk-soul band, Sly and the Family Stone[v], Vet Stone, was born in Vallejo, California, on this date.
  39. 1951 Wednesday: Future bassist/vocalist with the British rock band, Jethro Tull[vi] 1975-1979—John Glascock—was born in Islington, England, on this date.
  40. 1952 Friday: The era of commercial jet passenger service began as a BOAC de Havilland Comet carrying 36 passengers took off on a multi-stop flight from London to Johannesburg, South Africa.  
  41. 1953 Saturday: In Jordan, the British install Hussein I as king; in Iraq, they install Feisal II.
  42. 1954 Sunday: Heavy rain is returning to Dien Bien Phu which hampers air drops.  However, the French command in Hanoi- even though they know the battle most likely is lost- manage to get in more than 100 additional troops to help defend the camp and to prolong the battle so that Operation Condor might have a chance to succeed.  Many of the reinforcements are coming straight from jump school and are being sent into a fight the French now know they cannot win.  No matter how many additional troops they can get into Dien Bien Phu, the communists are able to scrape up more- even if they are 14-year-old, 15-year-old, and 16-year-old kids.  Send in enough cannon fodder and they think they can win.  Evil.[vii]
  43. 1956 Wednesday: In Englewood, N.J., future bassist/vocalist with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia- Doug Howard- is born.
  44. 1957 Thursday: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, Republican-Wisconsin, died at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.  Elsewhere, gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt launched by rival mobsters.
  45. 1963 Thursday: The Children’s Crusade began in Birmingham, Alabama, as more than 1,000 black schoolchildren skipped classes and marched downtown to protest racial segregation; hundreds undergo arrest.  Next day when the marchers took to the streets once more, the authorities unleashed police dogs, and fire hoses on the young protesters, injuring many, and arresting as many as possible.  
  46. 1969 Friday: British liner Queen Elizabeth leaves on her maiden voyage to New York City.
  47. 1970 Saturday: Jockey Diane Crump became the first woman to ride in a Kentucky Derby; she finished 15th aboard Fathom.
  48. 1972 Tuesday: Longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover died in Washington at age 77.  Meanwhile, a fire at the Sunshine silver mine in Kellogg, Idaho, claimed the lives of 91 workers who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  49. 1974 Thursday: Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew suffers disbarment.
  50. 1976 Sunday: In Marine City, Michigan, future vocalist with Stone Temple Pilots from 2017 to the present- John Gutt- is born.
  51. 1982 Sunday: During the Falklands Islands War, the British submarine, HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine battleship, General Belgrano resulting in at least 350 deaths.  Meanwhile, the Weather Channel made its debut.  Meanwhile, Greg Page (19-0) beats Jimmy Young (30-11-2) in a 12-round unanimous decision to retain the USBA heavyweight boxing title.
  52. 1983 Monday: A 6.7-magnitude earthquake injures 487 people in Coalinga, California.
  53. 1988 Monday: In Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds’ manager, Pete Rose, suffers suspension for 30 days for pushing an umpire.
  54. 1994 Monday: Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa’s first democratic elections; President F.W. de Klerk acknowledged defeat.
  55. 2003 Friday: Unemployment in the U.S. hits 6-percent for the month of April what with the loss of 48,000 jobs.  
  56. 2004 Sunday: Along the Gaza-Israeli border, Palestinian thugs murder a pregnant Israeli woman and her four daughters before Israeli Defense Forces light ‘em up and leave them dead like the rats they are.  Following this Palestinian-caused barbarity, the Israeli government votes NOT to pull out of the Gaza Strip.  Go in there and get this animalistic scum.   Elsewhere, the Baltimore Sun reports that a government report says that ‘since 2001, secret or private searches in the U.S. are up by since 2001, secret or private searches in the U.S. are up by 85-percent.  Who can blame people with the way the Bush administration has turned the country into a police state?
  57. 2005 Monday: About 50 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan, something goes awry at a munitions dump.  The place blows up killing dozens of people with no full accounting of how many took a one-way trip to meet with Allah or how many others were left devastated one way or another.  Wow.
  58. 2006 Tuesday: The two art thieves who stole Edvard Much’s “The Scream” and “Madonna” receive sentences of four and eight years in prison today.  Elsewhere, communist president of Bolivia Evo Morales orders the nationalization of the nation’s natural gas industry along with mining and forestry.  LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE (in poverty…)
  59. 2007 Wednesday: Following yesterdays beating of illegal alien lovers during a May Day rally in Los Angeles, California, by the LAPD, outraged Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa orders an immediate investigation as to why the cops beat the snot out of the illegals.  Well, the illegals DON’T belong here so if they weren’t here, they would not have gotten their asses beat.   Elsewhere, President George W. Bush meets with Democrats in Congress so he and the legislative branch can figure out how to fund this never-ending, wholly unnecessary war. 
  60. 2008 Friday: Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down such laws across the United States, died in Milford, Va., at age 68.  Elsewhere, in Seoul, South Korea, thousands of people gather to protest the importation of U.S. beef which they claim is corrupted by Mad Cow Disease.
  61. 2009 Saturday: The United Nations ORDERS- like that means anything- the Israelis to stop evicting Palestinians from East Jerusalem.  Oh, boohoo, boot them out and build housing for your people.   Elsewhere, inside a so-called ‘civilian safe zone,’ Sri Lankan Army troops go on a rampage and kill 91 people and wound another 87.  Not sure as to WHY they did what they did but they did it well.
  62. 2010 Sunday: The European Union and International Monetary Fund present Greece with 120 billion Euro bailout packages, to help rid them of their sovereign debt.   Elsewhere, following the bombing of the Mogadishu mosque yesterday, the death toll rises to 45 and the focus falls on the al-Qaida trash.  Light them up.
  63. 2011 Monday: As the news continues to spread about whacking Osama bin Laden, tens of thousands of people gather at Ground Zero in New York City as well as in other places around the country to celebrate the death of this terrorist POS.  The world also learns that in accordance with Islamic law, U.S. military authorities buried him via a sea burial in the Indian Ocean so that a burial site on land would not become a terrorist shrine.  The Allies did the same thing with the Nazis executed at Nuremburg.  They were cremated and went into a river.
  64. 2012 Wednesday: 2012 U.S. presidential candidate Newt Gingrich suspends his campaign for the Republican nomination.   Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives in Beijing for high-level talks with her opposites as well as find ways to line her and her hubby Bill’s pockets with Chi-Com cash.  While on site, she meets with blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. 
  65. 2013 Thursday: Conservationists determine poachers killed the last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique; these poachers worked with game rangers responsible for protecting them.  Meanwhile, a North Korean court sentences American Kenneth Bae to 15 years of hard labor for committing criminal acts against the regime.  Yeah, right.  The Obama administration begs for amnesty.
  66. 2014 Friday: According to Brainy History, Apple and Samsung achieved mixed victory in a patent suit settlement; Samsung will owe Apple about $120 million, and Apple will owe Samsung about $158,000; the court found both parties to have infringed on each other’s patents.  Elsewhere, fighting continues in eastern Ukraine as the Ukrainians claim they have killed numerous Russians and destroyed assets although two Ukrainian helicopters were reportedly shot down.   In the city of Odessa, Ukrainians are going after Russians with a vengeance.  Get those SOBS.
  67. 2015 Saturday: In a boxing match that shattered financial records for the sport, Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao on points in 12 rounds in the world unification welterweight title bout.  What a fight.  Congratulations to Mr. Mayweather.   Elsewhere, as the Nigerian military continues fighting through the Sambisa Forest, the government announces that another 234 women and girls have been rescued from the clutches of the Islamist group, Boko Haram.
  68. 2016 Monday: The ‘religion of peace’ is on the move yet again, this time in Baghdad, Iraq, where three separate bombings claim the lives of at least 14 poor souls including a number of Shiite pilgrims while the Syrian Army takes up positions around its prison in the city of Hama where violent prisoners have overthrown the prison staff and are holding them as hostages.  What will President Bashar al-Assad do?  We think he’ll employ poison gas inside the prison killing all of them (and the guards).   
  69. 2016 Monday A: Elsewhere, the Catholic Church in the Philippines urges its followers to reject Roderigo Duterte who seems to be little more than a whack job.  Down in Venezuela, El Presidente Nicolas Maduro orders clocks in his nation to be moved forward by half-an-hour since the country is facing a major electricity shortage and that somehow moving the clocks up by 30 minutes will alleviate the suffering of the people.  YOU know what will alleviate their suffering?  Your fat neck dangling from a noose in the center of Caracas.  POS communist.
  70. 2017 Tuesday: Still angry from yesterday’s provocative overflight of the Korean Peninsula by two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers, Kim Jong Un warns the world that due to President Donald J. Trump’s belligerent stance against the peaceful Democratic Republic of North Korea, the military is going to accelerate its nuclear weapons programs and ‘could test a nuke at any time’ so there.  Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times reports that Venezuelan thug dictator Nicolas Maduro is going to ‘draft a new constitution’ seeing as how violent mobs are protesting his regime in the streets.
  71. 2018 Wednesday: Disaster befalls romaine lettuce in Yuma, Arizona, as a massive e. coli outbreak sickens at least 121 people across 25 states killing one in the process.  Grocery stores around the country put out immediate recalls and stop-sales on all romaine lettuces, fresh and packaged, coming out of the region.   Elsewhere, as a show of good faith, ahead of the summit between President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, the North Koreans release the last three American detainees they have been keeping as a potential future trump card.
  72. 2019 Thursday: Iowa passes one of the strictest abortion bans saying ‘can’t happen’ after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.  Good for them.   Elsewhere, Senator Michael Bennet, D-CO, says he is in the running for the 2020 presidential nomination of his party.  No one cares.  Meanwhile, Facebook and Instagram ban several big names from its site for spreading violence and hate.  Among the folks bumped off the sites are Alex Jones, the Reverend Louis Farrakhan, David Duke, Milo Yiannopoulos, and several others.  We shall see.
  73. 2020 Saturday: After California Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom orders ONLY the beaches of Orange County closed, the sheriff of the county says, ‘he will not enforce the order.’  Meanwhile, on the COVID-19- Wuhan Flu front- confirmed global cases are 3,424,254; confirmed deaths sit at 243,674; and confirmed recoveries are 1,092,715.  In the United States, the Kung Flu Virus Crisis- given us by the communist Chinese- is thus: confirmed cases sit at 1,157,782, confirmed deaths at 67,046, and confirmed recoveries are 150,934.  Meanwhile, the communist Chinese claim the following numbers (let’s see if they have changed): confirmed cases: 88,423; confirmed deaths: 4,633; and confirmed recoveries: 81,785!  Which is almost the same as one week ago, lying scumbags.  Around the United States, more states continue reopening and no upticks in the Coronavirus Crisis are seen so to all authoritarian governors out there, you better lighten up.  (It is interesting to note that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is still whining about ‘Confederate and swastika flags being seen at protests but every piece of film we have looked at, those flags are nowhere to behold.  ANTIFA- do your job, go to Michigan, and protest this b***h).
  74. 2021 Sunday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 153,467,379 confirmed cases, +667,534, 3,215,537  confirmed deaths, +9,349, and 131,436,594 confirmed recoveries, +71,306.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,178,844 confirmed cases, UP 29,104 from yesterday’s reporting, 591,056 confirmed deaths, UP 306,[viii] and 25,777,864 confirmed recoveries, UP 45,866.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[ix] 
  75. 2021 Sunday A: NOTE: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 276,388 CHI-VI deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another 281.6 days, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,812 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 185,586 deaths. 
  76. 2021 Sunday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,745,332 confirmed cases, 61,920 confirmed deaths, and 1,993,102 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,242,778 confirmed cases, 35,269 confirmed deaths, and 1,805,359 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,580 confirmed cases, 483 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 406,908 confirmed cases, 5,563 confirmed deaths, and 191,652 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s recovery numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Alaska, a once reliable DEEP RED state before the Democratic-Socialists corrupted it: they have 65,409 confirmed cases, 341 confirmed deaths, and 56,476 confirmed recoveries.[x]   Meanwhile, Governor Brian Kemp, R-GA, is lifting ALL remaining COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.
  77. 2021 Sunday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,554 confirmed cases, 6,366 confirmed deaths, and 830,878 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Honduras, overloaded with way too many illegal aliens seeking asylum under Joe Biden: 213,167 cases of the virus, 5,318 confirmed deaths and 78,806 confirmed recoveries.[xi]     
  78. 2021 Sunday D:  Friday’s Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,874.85, DOWN 185.51 points (-0.54%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,962.98, DOWN 119.86 points (-0.85%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,181.17, DOWN 30.30 points (-0.72%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $63.49 per barrel, -0.09 (-0.14%).  The price of GOLD is $1,768.80 per troy oz., +1.10 (+0.06%) while the price of SILVER is $25.92 per troy ounce, +0.06 (+0.24%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,203.90 per troy oz, -1.30 (-0.11%) while the price of COPPER is $4.46 per pound, -0.01 (-0.27%).[xii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,934.50 per troy oz, -17.48 (-0.59%).[xiii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,500.00 per troy oz., +150.00 (+0.51%).[xiv]    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 20.21.     In Mozambican Metical, one greenback equals 57.02 and in Myanmar Kyat, a buck equals 1,550.00 and in Nicaraguan Córdoba, one dollar equals 34.85 of theirs.[xv]  
  79. 2021 Sunday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.040 per gallon, $2.780 in Florida, $3.790 in Hawaii, and $3.471 in Washington state.[xvi]    Let’s look at one other location- New Hampshire: $2.766.  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 seventh lowest gasoline price in the world- Nigeria: $1.591 per U.S. Gallon.[xvii]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,240,289,802,772 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xviii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.  In other business news, Berkshire-Hathaway bigwig Warren Buffet is celebrating 1st quarter earnings in 2021 of $11.7 billion.  He also is warning investors NOT to gamble on stocks.   Meanwhile, in other economic news that will trash the U.S. economy, Joe Biden is QUIETLY preparing a massive increase in Food Stamps, even higher than the one his former (well, could still be the current) boss, Barack Hussein Obama had and without going via the U.S. Congress.  Yet another unilateral move that will see millions of dollars going to illegal aliens.
  80. 2021 Sunday F: Pro-Death Movement-Abortion News– The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kansas City, Missouri- 71-year-old Joseph Naumann told Newsmax TV that ‘it’s wrong for Joe Biden to use his Catholic ‘faith’ because it misguides Catholic listeners.’  Look, WE believe (and I’m a Jew- Mo) that the Roman Catholic Church should excommunicate Joe Biden and other scurrilous, reprobate Catholics such as House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, the decrepit nonagenarian because she like he are big PROPONENTS of the Pro-Death Movement and NOT because they believe women have a right to control their own bodies but because they make money off it via campaign contributions.
  81. 2021 Sunday G: Political News I– Like Senator Mitt Romney, RINO-UT, Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, is having a challenging time within her party for being the neo-lib that she is by going against President Donald J. Trump.  She is expected to be removed from GOP leadership by June at the latest.   Next former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, says that ‘Lockheed-Martin possesses UFO wreckage. This is getting better all the time.   We are looking forward to the upcoming UFO report next month- if the feds actually release it.  Elsewhere, the runoff for the U.S. House seat in Texas 6th congressional district is between two Republicans: Susan Wright (19.2%), backed by President Donald J. Trump and Jake Ellzey (13.8%), which has the Democrats sobbing gobs of tears as they genuinely thought they were going to propel third-place runner-up Jana Lynne Sanchez (13.4%) into the House to help a beleaguered “Mumbles” Pelosi.  
  82. 2021 Sunday H: Political News II– Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, continues sharing his views on Afghanistan and says we must withdraw from the country NOW.  We concur wholeheartedly and think we should have been out of there before President George W. Bush left office (and should never have gone into Iraq).  Since going to that forlorn country, Senator Paul says we have blown $825 billion to 1 trillion building roads and schools, protecting women, and doing other non-war-fighting jobs at great cost to our country in resources and human lives.  (Note- I said yesterday that the Democrats and Neocons are seeking a “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” so they can keep forces in that s—hole country in perpetuity and to continue reaping the wealth from the Military-Industrial-Political Complex- Mo).
  83. 2021 Sunday I: Political News III– The family of the late Ashli Babbitt is suing the Capitol Hill Police Department for her murder on January 06, 2021.  We still don’t know who fired the fatal shot (but we are learning more about the officer by the day.  We believe her killing was preordained that the House speaker- in control of the Capitol Hill Police Department- wanted to make sure someone lost their life in this FALSE FLAG OPERATION)- Mo).   Elsewhere, the U.S. State Department has announced that there is “NO TRUTH” regarding a prisoner swap with the Iranians.   Meanwhile, Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, says he remains hopeful on police reform occurring in the U.S. Senate.  Finally, Senator John Barrasso, R-WY, says of Joe Biden’s $2.1 trillion infrastructure bill that it’s ‘like someone with a new credit card.’   Finally, famed economic adviser Larry Kudlow says Joe Biden’s BIG GOVERNMENT PUSH is destabilizing and bad for the United States.’
  84. 2021 Sunday J: Foreign News / Overseas News– Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is warning of a “U.S.-communist China Armageddon.”  Amen, Mr. Secretary, amen.   Next, Kim Jong Un warns the U.S. of GRAVE CONSEQUENCES over Joe Biden’s mumbling, stumbling speech the other day on the 99th day of his regime before a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress.   Elsewhere, British Prime Minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson is being forced to answer for his personal spending.  Oooh, BoJo could be going down.  Meanwhile, riotous soccer fans stormed Manchester United’s field over the U.S.-based owners proposing the ‘Super Soccer League’ that would feature only elite teams and would be a power grab by wealthy billionaires.   Finally, a Cuban dissident’s hunger strike is challenging the communist regime. 
  85. 2021 Sunday K: Miscellaneous News I– Yesterday, the Empire State Building celebrated its 90th birthday.  Next, SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule returned four astronauts back from the International Space Station in the first nighttime landing in the Gulf of Mexico since the Apollo missions.  Elsewhere, “Kooky Kamala” Harris has another job (not that she shows up for any of them): she is now going to be the head of the National Space Council.
  86. 2022 Monday: Stick around…

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[i] We promoted the music of the Zombies, Argent, Rod Argent, and Colin Blunstone beginning on Monday, 28-October-2019 through Sunday, 05-January-2020.  Please, check them out.

[ii] We presented the music of the Kinks, as well as of Ray and Dave Davies, beginning on Monday, 22-December-2014 through Sunday, 15-March-2015.  We hope you will check out the music of this original British invasion band as they are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago.  Sure beats the hell out of Maroon Five.

[iii] We promoted the music of Steppenwolf, beginning on Friday, 25-May-2012 through Sunday, 17-June-2012.  You definitely need to check the music of this iconic band out ASAP.

[iv] We definitely look forward to promoting the music of Foreigner one of these days, perhaps in 2020?

[v] We hope to present the music of Sly & the Family Stone within the next decade or so.  Please stay tuned for further information

[vi] 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

[vii] 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

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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.

104. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2022

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.

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104. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2022:

Holy Thursday

U.S. Attorneys General Levi Lincoln Sr. and Henry D. Gilpin; U.S. Treasury Secretary George M. Bibb; Curved Air featuring Sonja Kristina, Deep Purple featuring Richie Blackmore, the Pretenders featuring Pete Farndon, and Supertramp featuring Keith Baker:

  1. 193 Sunday: Lucius Septimius Severus becomes the emperor of Rome on this date.
  2. 911 Tuesday: The 119th Roman Catholic Pope Sergius III ended his time as the shepherd of all Christendom on this date.  He first picked up his Holy Cross on January 29, 904, and over the course of the next seven years and 75 days shepherded his flock on its journey to commune with Christ.  His replacement- the 120th Roman Catholic Pontiff Anastasius III- assumed the Papal throne on this date.  He would guide his global flock until June 913.
  3. 1775 Friday: The first American Society for the Abolition of Slavery formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  4. 1777 Monday: New York adopted a new constitution as an independent state.
  5. 1792 Saturday: France declares war on Austria, which begins the French Revolutionary Wars.
  6. 1799 Sunday: Napoleon Bonaparte declares, “Jerusalem should be for the Jews.”  Jews celebrate and Muslims run amok.
  7. 1801 Tuesday: In Lancaster, Britain, future 14th U.S. Attorney General Henry D. Gilpin is born.  A Democrat, he would serve under President Martin Van Buren from January 11, 1840, to March 04, 1841.
  8. 1809 Friday: At the Battle of Ebensburg, Austria, Napoleon defeats the Austrian army.
  9. 1814 Thursday: Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated his throne and suffered banishment at the hands of the Allied victors to the Island of Elba.  
  10. 1820 Friday: In Worcester, Massachusetts, the 4th U.S. Attorney General Levi Lincoln Sr. died at age 70.  A Democratic-Republican, he served under President Thomas Jefferson from March 05,1801 to March 05, 1805.
  11. 1828 Monday: The first edition of Noah Webster’s “American Dictionary of the English Language” undergoes publication.
  12. 1836 Thursday: The U.S. Congress created the Wisconsin Territory.
  13. 1853 Thursday: Harriet Tubman begins the Underground Railway with the purpose of helping move slaves from the South to refuge in the North.
  14. 1859 Thursday: In Georgetown, Washington, D.C., the nation’s 17th U.S. Treasury Secretary George M. Bibb died at age 82.  A Democrat, he served under Presidents John Tyler and James K. Polk from July 04, 1844, to March 07, 1845.
  15. 1860 Saturday: The first Pony Express rider arrived in San Francisco with mail originating in St. Joseph, Mo.
  16. 1861 Sunday: The Federals surrender Ft. Sumter to the Confederates.
  17. 1865 Friday: John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.
  18. 1902 Monday: James Cash Penney opened his first store, “The Golden Rule,” in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
  19. 1910 Thursday: President William Howard Taft became the first U.S. chief executive to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game as the Washington Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 3-0.
  20. 1912 Sunday: The British luxury liner, RMS Titanic, collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time and began sinking.  The ship went down approximately two hours and forty minutes later with the loss of 1,514 lives.
  21. 1915 Wednesday: The Ottoman Empire’s army invaded Armenia on this date, which would lead to the Armenian Genocide.
  22. 1918 Sunday: The U.S. First Aero Squadron engaged in America’s first aerial dogfight with enemy aircraft over Toul, France.
  23. 1925 Tuesday: WGN in Chicago became the first radio station to broadcast a regular-season Major League Baseball game when it presented the Chicago Cubs beating the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates by a final score of 8-2.
  24. 1931 Tuesday: King Alfonso of Spain went into exile, and the leftists proclaim the Second Spanish Republic on this date.   This of course was the name for their new Spanish regime, one that would have to be destroyed by Nationalists under the command of El Caudillo Francisco Franco.
  25. 1935 Sunday: The “Black Sunday” dust storm descended upon the Central Plains, turning a sunny afternoon into total darkness.
  26. 1939 Friday: Viking Press first published the John Steinbeck novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on this date.
  27. 1940 Sunday: Allied troops land in Norway to help fight the Nazis.  The Germans are gaining ground and it’s clear that the Allied troops may find themselves in precarious positions.  They should be home preparing to defend France from a looming German onslaught. 
  28. 1941 Monday: At the behest of the Nazis, King Peter abandons Yugoslavia to pro-Fascist elements.  Meanwhile, in Paris, the first massive roundup of Jews begins with over 3,600 taken into custody by the German occupiers.   Elsewhere, fighting continues in Greece as the 1st SS Panzer Division captures a key pass thus cutting off retreat for Greek forces.  In North Africa, the Afrika Korps is having a hell of a time capturing Tobruk.
  29. 1942 Tuesday: The British high command is in a dither, trying to get British leadership in Egypt to launch an offensive against the Afrika Korps so as to relieve the pressure on Malta.  If Malta succumbs to Luftwaffe bombings around the clock, supplies getting to British forces in the Near and Middle East will become much more problematic.  Currently, leadership in Cairo is defeatist in attitude. 
  30. 1943 Wednesday: Soviet feelers to the Finns in Helsinki are rebuffed.  The Soviets are trying to get Finland to exit the war seeing as how they are allies of the Nazis and an integral component of the Siege of Leningrad.  The Finns respond by saying, ‘nope, we are not going anywhere.’  In another 15-18 months however, the Finns will be the ones suing for peace.
  31. 1944 Friday: The United States Army Air Force is preparing to launch a major raid against Rumanian oilfields in Ploesti, Rumania.  The Nazi war machine is dependent upon oil supplies from their Axis partner to keep their military moving ahead.  Tomorrow is the day of the raid.  Planes and pilots are preparing.
  32. 1945 Saturday: The U.S. 7th Army with Allies occupies the German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart. On the other side of the planet, American planes bombed Tokyo and damaged the Imperial Palace.  Meanwhile, Richie Blackmore, future lead guitarist with Deep Purple[i] and Rainbow[ii] was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England on this date.
  33. 1948 Wednesday: Keith Baker—drummer with the British rock band, Supertramp[iii] 1969-1971—is born in England on this date.
  34. 1949 Thursday: The “Wilhelmstrase Trial” in Nuremberg, Germany ended with 19 former Nazi Foreign Office officials sentenced by an American tribunal to prison terms ranging from four to 25 years.  Elsewhere, future vocalist with the British prog-rock band, Curved Air[iv]– Sonja Kristina- is born in Brentwood, Essex, England, on this date.
  35. 1954 Wednesday: French paratroopers crawl forward inch by inch towards the People’s Army communist thugs who have cut a major gash into the air strip upon which the French defenders of Dien Bien Phu depend.  The communists thought they were untouchable when the paras stormed into their positions with grenades, small arms, and knives and killed most of the Viet Minh and sent the rest scurrying for their lives.  Meanwhile, other French troops are trying to reach Huguette 6 at the far end of the airstrip with water and ammunition so the remaining troops there can continue repelling one human wave attack after another.
  36. 1956 Saturday: Ampex Corporation demonstrated its videotape recorder at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
  37. 1960 Thursday: The musical “Bye Bye Birdie” opened on Broadway.
  38. 1961 Friday: A Cuban American invasion army departed Nicaragua for Cuba and the infamous Bay of Pigs landing.
  39. 1967 Friday: American planes attacked Haiphong, North Vietnam, for the first time during the war in Vietnam.
  40. 1970 Tuesday: President Richard M. Nixon nominated Harry Blackmun to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The choice of Blackmun, whom the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed the following month, followed the failed nominations of Clement Haynsworth and G. Harrold Carswell.   Meanwhile, at the Moonlight Gardens Ballroom in Canton, Ohio, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers scores a TKO on opponent, Frank Smith, in the 4th round of a scheduled 6-round heavyweight boxing match.  Shavers’ record would go to 12-1 with the victory.
  41. 1971 Wednesday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) upholds busing as a way of achieving racial desegregation.  Meanwhile, President Richard M. Nixon ends the U.S. blockade of the People’s Republic of China.
  42. 1973 Saturday: In Huntington, West Virginia, heavyweight boxer Jimmy Ellis scores a 2nd-round KO of opponent, Joe “Tiger” Harris in a scheduled 10-round bout to put his pro record to 37-7.  Elsewhere, in Missoula, Montana, heavyweight slugger, Ron Lyle, won a unanimous 10-round decision over his opponent, Bob Stallings, to put his record to 20-1.
  43. 1981 Tuesday: The first test flight of America’s first operational space shuttle, the Columbia, ended successfully with a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in eastern Kern County, California.
  44. 1983 Thursday: Pete Farndon of the Pretenders[v] (bass/vocals) died from a heroin overdose on this date in London, England; he was 30-years-old.
  45. 1984 Saturday: The Texas Board of Education began requiring that the state’s public-school textbooks describe the evolution of human beings as “theory rather than fact.”
  46. 1986 Monday: President Ronald Reagan announced the U.S. air raid on military and terrorist related targets in Libya on this day.
  47. 1987 Tuesday: Turkey applies for membership in the European Common Market.
  48. 1990 Saturday: In Paradise, Nevada, at the Mirage, heavyweight boxer Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe won an 8-round unanimous decision over his opponent, Eddie Gonzales, to put his pro-record to 16-0.
  49. 1994 Thursday: Branch Davidian leader David Koresh promises authorities that he will surrender to them after he completes his Seven Seals manuscript.  Meanwhile, two U.S. Air Force F-15 warplanes mistakenly shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters over northern Iraq, killing 26 people, including 15 Americans on this date.  Elsewhere, in St. Louis, Mississippi, heavyweight boxer “Smokin’ Bert” Cooper loses to opponent, Larry “The Legend” Donald, via a TKO at the 1:16-minute mark of the 7th round of a scheduled 12-round championship bout.  Cooper’s record went to 31-13-1 while his opponent, WBC Continental Heavyweight Champion Donald’s record went to 14-0.
  50. 2002 Sunday: Dictator and thug Hugo Chavez returns to power in Venezuela.  Many people will pay the price for his return.  The people of Venezuela tried to depose this POS, but enough scumbags rallied to his side to save him and put him back in power.
  51. 2003 Monday: It sucks to be a terrorist: in Baghdad, U.S. troops capture a Palestinian POS, Abu Abbas, a man responsible for murdering an American on the cruise ship Achille Lauro, sailing in the Mediterranean when it was commandeered by jihadists.  The scum threw disabled passenger Leon Klinghoffer overboard in his wheelchair.  Brave scumbag.  Hang him.  Elsewhere, near Richmond, California, the headless body of a female and a fetus with the umbilical cord still attached wash up on the shore.  Law enforcement officers test the body for DNA and learn that the remains are those of Laci Peterson and her unborn baby who have been missing from their Modesto, California, home since December 24, 2002.  This would bode ill for her husband and the baby’s father, Scott Peterson.
  52. 2004 Wednesday: In a historic policy shift, President George W. Bush endorsed Israel’s plan to hold on to part of the West Bank in any final peace settlement with the Palestinians.  He also ruled out Palestinian refugees returning to Israel, bringing strong criticism from the scumbag Palestinians.
  53. 2005 Thursday: Near the Palestinian town of Nablus, Israeli troops whack a member of the terrorist group, Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, who was preparing to launch an attack into Israel.  Israeli officials placed blame for the incident squarely atop the shoulders of the Palestinian garbage running the show in Gaza City.  These people are all jihadists and jihadists must be whacked wherever discovered.  Excellent work, Israel!
  54. 2006 Friday: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meeting with Hamas officials at a conference on Palestinian statehood blasts the Israeli government as being a dying, rotten tree, one that will disappear with the first storm.’  Israel is still there, and Ahmadinejad is full of fecal matter.  Elsewhere, Chad severs ties with the Sudan after Islamist rebels from Chad carry out an attack within their own country, killing at least 350 people and wounding countless others.  Chad points the finger of blame directly at Khartoum which remains mum.
  55. 2007 Saturday: Not that it did any good, 200,000 people take to the streets in Ankara, Turkey, protesting against the possible candidacy of want-to-be dictator for life, incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  The POS is still there in 2020.   
  56. 2008 Monday: Delta Airlines Incorporation and Northwest Airlines Corporation announced they were merging.   Elsewhere, the U.S. is beginning to occupy its brand-spanking new $736 billion embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.  The facility is about the size of the Vatican City and can reportedly withstand any assault by terrorists.  We shall see.   Meanwhile, the World Food Bank announces a plethora of new emergency measures with which to combat the rising costs of food prices.  People in the developing world are running amok in the streets, having food riots, attacking stores and warehouses.  It’s getting ugly out there.
  57. 2009 Tuesday: In a big day for Somali pirates, the scum seize four ships taking 60 hostages.  Elsewhere, North Korea said it was restarting its rogue nuclear program (what else is new?), booting U.N. inspectors and pulling out of disarmament talks in an angry reaction to U.N. Security Councils condemnation of its April 15 rocket launch.
  58. 2010 Wednesday: The Vatican finds itself in the hotseat when a top cardinal within the church links homosexuality with pedophilia in discussions over the recent wave of sex scandals threatening the institution.  You know, if the shoe fits; still, whether the Roman Catholic Church knows it or not, everyone is beginning to get WOKE.  Some things you can say and others you can’t and what the cardinal said is one of the bad ones…in other news, whispers are coming out of the White House that President Barack Hussein Obama is going to debut a new plan with which to send American astronauts to Mars.  Supposedly, this will occur tomorrow.  The funny thing is that NOT long after he became president, he scrapped NASA’s plans for returning astronauts to the moon.  He wanted the money for his bogus social re-engineering programs.
  59. 2011 Thursday: President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy publish an op-ed in a global newspaper- International Herald Tribune– in which the three leaders share their vision on how best to end the Libyan Civil War, one these guys sort of had a hand in starting and now like George W. Bush and his ill-fated Iraq War 2003, once they broke it, they own it.
  60. 2012 Saturday: The U.S., Russia, and China begin talks on Iran’s nuclear program.  Elsewhere, South Korean naval vessels search the Yellow Sea on the lookout for a failed North Korean missile test which went down into the ocean shortly after launch.
  61. 2013 Sunday: In anticipation of Croatia becoming a full-fledged member of the European Union, the nation selects its first MPs through an election.   Elsewhere, following the death of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez (died March 05), Venezuelans go to the polls for a snap presidential election.   Meanwhile, South Korean continues putting out feelers to its counterparts in the North which are rebuffed yet again.  Light ‘em up, civilized world, light those North Koreans up.  
  62. 2014 Monday: According to Brainy History, the Washington Post and The Guardian win the Pulitzer Prize for reporting of surveillance programs by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA); the investigations relied on thousands of documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor.  Elsewhere, folks waiting at a bus station outside the Nigerian capital city of Abuja have a horrible day when twin bombings occur.  According to Al Jazeera, at least 71 people are sent to meet their Maker while at least another 120 probably wish they could.  Once again, the so-called ‘religion of peace’ strikes again.
  63. 2015 Tuesday: President Barack Hussein Obama meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to discuss the ongoing fight against the Islamic State.  The American president says he will send the nation ‘humanitarian aid’ but in his usual ‘f**k this’ attitude, will not commit to sending the beleaguered nation military supplies.
  64. 2016 Thursday: Palestinians are always causing trouble and today is no different.  In Jerusalem, Israeli law enforcement catch two Palestinian 12-year-old boys who had an assortment of knives concealed within their clothing.  Off they went to the Hoosegow.  Meanwhile, near Hebron, a Palestinian extremist attacks an Israeli soldier with an axe but who is then shot dead for his troubles.  Piss on them.  Elsewhere, the Chinese announce they are going to prosecute 357 of its citizens for the illegal sale of vaccines.  What kind of vaccines? 
  65. 2017 Friday: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted in Boston in a 2012 double-homicide that prosecutors claimed was fueled by his anger over a drink spilled on him at a nightclub.  Five days later, Hernandez supposedly hanged himself in his prison cell.   Elsewhere, European vessels plying the waters off of the Libyan coast come upon another floundering load of Sub-Saharan African ‘migrants’ and yank 2,000 of them out of the water.  
  66. 2018 Saturday: Terrorists attack an Egyptian army outpost in the Sinai today killing several soldiers.  At least 12-14 jihadis ran amok, four of them detonating suicide vests as they grappled with the soldiers.  At least 8 Egyptian soldiers lost their lives in the skirmish.  Further north, problems continue along the border between Israel and Gaza.  A visiting delegation of Egyptian leaders encourage the Palestinians to call off their ‘Great March of Return.’  This event witnesses Hamas sending out cannon fodder to engage with the Israeli Defense Forces so people can get killed and Hamas can then point fingers at Israel.  We say, stop giving the Palestinians money.  Period.
  67. 2019 Sunday: Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a woman with numerous problems, finds herself at the center of controversy yet again after comments made at a 9/11 speech come to light in which, she tries to cover up the role of Islam in bringing down the Twin Towers.  President Donald J. Trump hammers the skank while- shock of shocks- Nancy Pelosi rushes to her defense.  Boot both women out of Congress.
  68. 2020 Tuesday: Today, former President Barack Hussein Obama endorsed his former vice president, “Pro-China Joe” Biden for the 2020 presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.  He did so via social media.  Mr. Obama joins the Chinese taskmasters running the Biden campaign in selecting the ‘right man for the job’ should he win in November (which he won’t).  Meanwhile, the Kung Flu- aka COVID-19, aka coronavirus, aka Wuhan Virus, aka Wuhan Flu, aka Wuhan Virus Crisis- continues claiming lives and causing economic destruction wherever it occurs.  Current statistics show a total of 1,968,943 confirmed cases with 123,783 confirmed deaths and 464,135 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have a total (at the time of this update) 598,737 confirmed cases what with 24,770 confirmed deaths and 38,015 confirmed recoveries.  We must thank our Chinese ‘friends’ for giving us the gift that won’t stop giving.  Thank you, People’s Republic of China, thank you.
  69. 2020 Tuesday A: As of this evening, the world has 1,981,239 confirmed cases of the Wuhan Virus Crisis what with 126,681 confirmed deaths and 486,622 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, 614,416 confirmed cases and 29,897 confirmed deaths and 48,036 confirmed recoveries.  Now, get this, the People’s Republic of China claims to have 84,393 confirmed cases, 3.342 deaths and 78,877 confirmed recoveries.  Amazing is it not?  The U.S. State Department estimates that in truth, at least 2.2 million to 2.5 million fatalities connected to this lab-engineered, diabolical virus and yet, they claim it ain’t so.  Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump announces that he will put a hold on the money the United States gives to the World Health Organization.  About time, Mr. President, about time.  How about putting an American into the place of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus?  That makes more sense than having a Third World toady for China in the gig.
  70. 2021 Wednesday: COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE PLANET AS A WHOLE: 137,847,272 confirmed cases, +1,000,476, 2,965,199  confirmed deaths, +16,103, and 78,548,136 confirmed recoveries, +612,509.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 31,608,413 confirmed cases, UP 165,799 from yesterday’s reporting, 569,556 confirmed deaths, UP 1,662, and 119,010,784 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.[vi]  In other COVID-19, a recent report says that Regeneron’s Chi-Vi cocktail can help prevent COVID-19 infections.
  71. 2021 Wednesday A: NOTE: SINCE JOE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 242,664 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.   Dr. Scott Gottlieb takes the ‘Biden administration’ to task for NOT surging vaccines and resources into coronavirus hotspots but to continue doling vaccines out based on population numbers. 
  72. 2021 Wednesday B: COVID-19 STATISTICS in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,706,728 confirmed cases, 60,507 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,141,686 confirmed cases, 34,164 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,175 confirmed cases, 471 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 381,537 confirmed cases, 5,391 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Utah, the home of a bunch of rebellious Mormons who dressed up like Native Americans and attacked settlers on the Oregon Trail: they have 391,177 confirmed cases, 2,161 confirmed deaths, but sadly, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.[vii] 
  73. 2021 Wednesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 836,521 confirmed cases, 6,312 confirmed deaths, and 827,055 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one other country- Georgia, one of the countries victimized by Vladimir Putin’s Russia: 291,214 cases of the virus, 3,901 confirmed deaths and 278,683 confirmed recoveries.[viii]    
  74. 2021 Wednesday D:   STOCK MARKET CLOSES/PRECIOUS AND RARE METALS: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,730.89, UP 53.62 points (+0.16%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,857.84, DOWN 138.26 points (-0.99%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,126.44, DOWN 16.93 points (-0.41%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $62.83 per barrel, +0.29 (+0.46%).  The price of GOLD is $1,735.90 per troy oz., -0.40 (-0.02%) while the price of SILVER is $25.46 per troy ounce, -0.06 (-0.25%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,175.00 per troy oz, -2.40 (-0.20%) while the price of COPPER is $4.11 per pound, -0.02 (-0.39%).[ix]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,678.23 per troy oz, -11.58 (-0.43%).[x] The price of RHODIUM is $28,100.00 per troy oz., -400.00 (-1.40%).[xi]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000016.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.53 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.07.     In Fijian Dollar, one greenback equals 2.01 and in Gambian Dalasi, a buck equals 50.70.[xii]   In other news, Coinbase soars in market debut, being valued at $100 billion.
  75. 2021 Wednesday E: U.S. NATIONAL DEBT AND GASOLINE PRICES IN THE THREE STATES IN WHICH WE HAVE CHEF-AUTHORS– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.937 per gallon, $2.842 in Florida, $3.745 in Hawaii, and $3.340 in Washington state.[xiii]    Let’s look at one other location- Iowa: $2.778.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,170,800,252,848 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.  In other business news, Toshiba’s CEO and President Hisao Tanaka resigned today in the wake of a $20 billion buyout offer.   Next, Univision announces plans for a merger with Televisa which will also provide a streaming service for Spanish language audiences.   Elsewhere, Tesco reports a 20-percent drop in its profits even during the online boom in business, thanks to the Chi-Com Virus ravaging the country and the world.
  76. 2021 Wednesday F: COVID-19 NEWS– Moderna is eyeing a combination COVID-19/Influenza vaccination for the fall.  (Note- don’t bother- we aren’t going to take it).  Next, U.S. intelligence chief says that spy agencies are unclear as to when the China Virus first underwent transmission.  Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, says that ‘if you want to get the American people to buy in on getting the vaccine, government should not lie to them’ (like that imbecile, the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci).   Elsewhere, IBM uncovers more attacks against China Virus vaccine supply chains.  No surprise there.  In other COVID-19 vaccine news, Denmark has permanently halted the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine following reports of blood clots showing up in patients in that country.  Next, the NFL says that players and staff MUST get the coronavirus vaccines if they want to play or to work within the National Football League.  We say, “F**k them.”  Finally, GOP lawmakers push back on the ongoing push for COVID-19 passports.  (Note- a poll says that more than 50-percent of Republicans are NOT going to get the vaccines).
  77. 2021 Wednesday G: WASHINGTON, D.C. STATEHOOD– a recent poll says that of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., the latter is viewed as the absolute worst place to live and work.  Speaking of statehood, 22 Republican state attorney-generals are suing the Biden administration saying that statehood for the nation’s capital is unconstitutional which it is.  The nation’s capital was meant to be an independent federal district.  Perhaps they should return the real estate given to the district by the surrounding states back to the donors.  There.  Problem solved.  They can pay taxes to the states.  Ah, well, the House Oversight Committee is going to vote on a bill- H.R. 51- authorizing D.C. statehood later in the week.  Still, Democrats are facing cries of “HYPOCRISY” over the court-packing scheme seeing as how they were against it before they were for it. 
  78. 2021 Wednesday H: JOE BIDEN NEWS I– The ‘Biden administration’ is pushing to protect the nation’s power grid as hacking efforts intensify.  Next, House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, she of the pendulous breasts that droop down past her waistline, has invited bewildered old Joe Biden to address a joint session of Congress on April 28.  This we got to see!   Meanwhile, critics lambasting Joe Biden’s SCOTUS commission on packing the court could favor adding additional left-wing justices to an already inept court thanks to the commission being one-sided.  (Note- we suspected this from the start).  Next, Joe Biden says that ALL U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan, not by May 1, 2021, as President Donald J. Trump planned but on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: September 11, 2021.[xv]  However, Joe Biden’s CIA Director William Burns is pushing back on this announcement.[xvi]
  79. 2021 Wednesday I: CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE NEWS– The judge in the Derek Chauvin murder trial today refused a motion to dismiss the case.  Meanwhile, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Police Officer Kim Potter was arrested today and charged with second degree manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of thug Duante Wright.  Police in the city also had to put barricades around her family’s home seeing as how rioting has been ongoing there now for three days.  Last night, law enforcement arrested another 60 people rioting and running amok in the streets.  We say, “Shoot them and re-establish law and order in your city.”   In other criminal justice news, Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff died in federal prison at age 83.  In doing so, he was able to beat serving his 150-year prison sentence.  C’ est la vie.  Finally, as the trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin continues, a defense expert testifies that Mr. Floyd did not die from Officer Chauvin’s actions but from a heart rhythm problem.  (Interesting note- a report says that NYPD officers stood by as four MS-13 gangbangers loaded a dead body into the trunk of their vehicle).
  80. 2021 Wednesday J: POLITICAL NEWS I– Congresswoman Ashley Hinson, R-IA 1st congressional district, has put forth a Trump-like bill, the “Red Tape Reduction Act,” a bill that would seek to cut regulations and rules.  Meanwhile, Congresswoman Julia Letlow, R-LA 5th congressional district, put her hand on the Holy Bible today and took the oath of office as the newest member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Next, Governor Ron DeSantis, R-FL, is continuing with Florida’s lawsuit against the Joe Biden regime over its crazy Immigrations and Customs Enforcement policies.  Illegal aliens MUST GO!  Speaking of the border, “Kooky Kamala” Harris is supposed to visit Mexico and Guatemala within the next ‘several weeks.’  Uh, okay, we have a CATASTROPHE on our southern border there, phony VP.  Finally, Senate Majority Leader “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer plans to move forward with the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill early next week, the one that will cost more than $2 trillion, money mostly borrowed from communist China.  (Note- Congressman Steve Scalise, R-LA 1st congressional district, says that “Cryin’ Chuck” is not reaching out to Republican lawmakers for their input.  Say what?)
  81. 2021 Wednesday K: POLITICAL NEWS II– The Capitol Hill officer who shot and killed 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt during the January 06, 2021, FALSE FLAG operation, aka the infamous Capitol Hill Riots- of that ill-fated day will face NO charges whatsoever even though film makes it clear there was no reason for such an incident to have occurred.  Good to have friends in high places, folks.  Next, major U.S. corporations are all banding together to thwart the new voting laws seeking to infuse more honesty and openness into the laws so that what happened on November 03, 2020, does not occur again; namely, stealing a presidential election and giving it to a horrible candidate, creepy old Joe Biden.  Elsewhere, several GOP senators are seeking to strip Major League Baseball of its anti-trust protections.  Kick MLB to the curb.
  82. 2021 Wednesday L: POLITICAL NEWS III– The Biden administration is going to honor the terms of the deal made by President Donald J. Trump and the United Arab Emirates.  The sale of advanced U.S. warplanes will proceed.   Next, the U.S. Senate votes 53-45 to confirm Gary Gensler as the next head of Securities and Exchange Commission.  Meanwhile, Congressman Andy Biggs, R-AZ 5th congressional district, says that Joe Biden is swiftly moving illegal aliens apprehended along the southern border and is moving them into the heartland of the country.  There is NO vetting, NO testing for diseases, NO background checks for criminal activity, and thus Old Joe is fueling the demise for the country at a later date.
  83. 2021 Wednesday M: POLITICAL NEWS IV– The Democrats are preparing to release a new plan with which to expand the U.S. Supreme Court from nine seats to 13.  This is indeed ‘packing the courts,’ something Joe Biden swore upon the head of Satan (just kidding) he would NEVER do.  Congressman Ted Budd, R-NC 13th congressional district, says a constitutional amendment is required with which to fix the number of justices at nine.  Meanwhile, Congressman Buddy Carter, R-GA 1st congressional district, says that ‘Major League Baseball is punishing the people it claims to be helping.’  Next, the Dems have another plan, one into which they will pour another $50 billion to eradicate student loan debt.  This will wipe out the debt for 36 million of our fellow Americans.  Good.  Elsewhere, former President George W. Bush laments that he did not pass comprehensive immigration reform when HE was president.  How about enforcing the laws? 
  84. 2021 Wednesday N: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS I– “Bachelor” star Colton Underwood comes as gay.  Big whoop.  Next, Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl are working on an anthem for the COVID-19 era.  Meanwhile, Parler says that Amazon is throwing mud at them by claiming they are doing everything they can to cover up ownership.   Speaking of Amazon, they are pledging to promote more women and blacks.  Elsewhere, the state of Arizona is revamping sex-ed rules in the wake of all the LGBTQIA+ bulls**t being forced down the throats of American students.
  85. 2021 Wednesday O: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS II–  We learn that $174 billion of the infrastructure bill proposed by President Joe Biden is going to the Chinese.  We need them to mine and manufacture rare earth minerals so we can drive electric cars.  Good going, Joe.  Next, Stephen Miller says that “America First Legal” is aiding the states in suing the Biden administration.  Moving on, a new department of the U.S. Treasury will oversee COVID-19 relief.  Boy, talk about a major slush fund for the Left!   Elsewhere, Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, tells Newsmax that IF Trump runs in 2024, he will be the nominee.   Next, Joe Biden- never one to pander- is appointing a liaison to the American Asian-Pacific Islanders community seeing as how black Democrats are attacking Asian Democrats.  Someone has to help make nice.  Erika Moritsugu will get the gig.  Finally, experts say (and they are right) that California is not prepared for another catastrophic fire season.  True, absolutely true, thanks to liberal mismanagement and inattention.
  86. 2021 Wednesday P: FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS– the United States and Germany are warning Russia to pull back from Ukraine’s borders.  The Biden administration plans to slap new sanctions atop Vladimir Putin and the Russian government.  Let’s see what that does.  Meanwhile, experts say that thanks to U.S. stupidity, we have built the Chi-Com military for them via the lopsided trade disparities as well as permitting to steal everything they can get their thieving hands on.  Wow.
  87. 2021 Wednesday Q: LOTTERY RESULTS–  First, here are the numbers for the Super Lotto Draw #3551: 07, 10, 20, 28, 33, and Mega 15.  Out of 114,696 winning tickets, the highest winners were FOUR people who had FIVE numbers BUT NO Mega for a prize of $10,170 apiece.  The winning tickets were sold at (1) Foremost Liquor, South Pasadena, CA 91030 (2) United Oil, Ontario, CA 91761 (3) Cig Zone, Indio, CA 92201 and (4) Bonfare Market, San Jose, CA 95135.   Next, here are the numbers for the Powerball Draw #837: 13, 30, 33, 45, 61, and Power 14.  Out of 46,599 winning tickets in California, the highest winners were FIVE people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball $5,142 apiece.
  88. 2022 Thursday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 502,833,685 confirmed cases, +974,126, 6,217,443 confirmed deaths, +3,954 and 453,122,783 confirmed recoveries, +1,150,584. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,252,965 confirmed cases, UP 60,085 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,014,902 confirmed deaths, UP 788,[xvii] and 80,095,347 confirmed recoveries, UP to 42,791.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xviii]
  89. 2022 Thursday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 565,609 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 200,944 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 449 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  90. 2022 Thursday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,149,794 confirmed cases, 89,675 confirmed deaths, and 8,897,475 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,919,467 confirmed cases, 73,656 confirmed deaths, and 5,798,702 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 243,299 confirmed cases, 1,390 confirmed deaths, and 237,218 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,471,754 confirmed cases, 12,589 confirmed deaths, and 1,433,781 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., North Dakota: they have 240,109 confirmed cases, 2,251 confirmed deaths, and 237,715 confirmed recoveries.[xix]   
  91. 2022 Thursday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,022,692 confirmed cases, 10,612 confirmed deaths, and 3,941,841 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Cook Islands, 212th place on the list: 3,788 cases of the virus, 0 confirmed death and 3,182 confirmed recoveries.[xx]                         
  92. 2022 Thursday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,451.23, DOWN 113.36 points (-0.33%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,351.08 DOWN 292.51 points (-2.14%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,392.59, DOWN 54.00 points (-1.21%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $106.95 per barrel, +2.80 (+2.69%).  The price of GOLD is $1,974.90 per troy oz., -6.40 (-0.32%) while the price of SILVER is $25.70 per troy ounce, -0.25 (-0.98%).  The price of PLATINUM is $994.20 per troy oz, +6.70 (+0.68%) while the price of COPPER is $4.72 per pound, +0.02 (+0.52%).[xxi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,369.21 per troy oz., +3.31 (+0.14%). The price of RHODIUM is $19,200.00 per troy oz., +0.00 (+0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,110,000.00 per CNY/T, -50,000.00 (-4.31%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,299.00 per USD/T, +63.00 (+1.95%). The price of ZINC is $4,483.00 per USD/T., +21.50 (+0.48%).   The price of COCOA is $2,583.00 per USD/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of COFFEE is $223.60 per USD/T, -1.45 (-0.64%).  The price of LUMBER is $889.00 USD 1,000 board feet +5.30 (+0.60%).[xxii]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.38 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.92 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 19.96, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 80.12 of theirs.    In Kyrgyzstani Som, one greenback equals 84.76 and in Lao Kip, a buck equals 11,835.90 and in Latvian Lats, one dollar equals 0.60 of theirs.[xxiii]       
  93. 2022 Thursday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.719 per gallon, $4.016 in Florida, $5.238 in Hawaii, and $4.654 in Washington state.[xxiv]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Iowa- $3.796.  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 16th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Yemen: $2.137 per U.S. Gallon.[xxv] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,384,833,492,283 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxvi]  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 Netherlands the next largest holder of U.S. debt is Poland.  This nation holds $51,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).  
  94. 2022 Thursday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I- Governor Greg Abbott is hammering out agreements with various Mexican state governors to stop the flow of the Biden-Harris illegals into the Lone Star State.  If the Mexican governors fail to provide security along their shared borders, every single vehicle crossing the border heading north will be stopped and inspected.  Billions of dollars of revenues will be lost which hopefully will propel the governors to doing the right thing.  IF the Biden-Harris regime won’t do the job, Texas will.  Hopefully, Arizona and New Mexico will follow suit leaving California to bear the brunt of illegal aliens alone. Okay, the cost of caring for the Biden-Harris illegals since January 01, 2022, is a shocking $662,179,656.  The cost of caring for them since these two losers took charge is $42,408,255,399.  Wow.  The number of illegals who have crossed the border since January 01, 2022, is in our estimation 1,057,658.  Finally, the conservative low estimate of illegals in the country is 46,479,144. We believe the number of illegals is closer to 85-to-100 million which is a detestable number.  Round ‘em up, imprison them, and then deport them after they work off their transgressions. (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).
  95. 2022 Thursday G: Foreign News-Overseas News I- Finland and Sweden are seeking fast-track membership in NATO which has led the tottering Putin regime in Russia to threaten a build-up of its nuclear forces if the two neutral nations become the newest members of NATO.  In more unwelcome news for Russia, however, Ukraine sank Russia’s Black Sea flagship- the Moskva– with a land-to-sea missile.  Belching smoke and flames, the vessel went to the bottom with sailors leaping into the sea.  In an attempt to cover up the disaster, Moscow claimed sailors smoking cigarettes somehow sank the ship- which, if true- is worse than the ship being sunk via a missile.  What can go wrong for the Putin regime next?  We suspect that the military and intelligence leadership is NOT going to permit much more of these disasters to continue.  President Putin had better keep his back to the wall at all times; otherwise, someone is going to come up behind him and cap him.  It’s what Russians do.  (Note- this is so reminiscent of the Winter War of 1939- the Finns beat the living crap out of the Russians).
  96. 2022 Thursday H: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News- (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.
  97. 2022 Thursday I: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News- (1) Raytheon: $104.27 (2) Boeing: $181.94 (3) General Dynamics: $243.74 (4) Lockheed Martin: $467.66 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $467.20.
  98. 2022 Thursday H: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News- (1) Ansell Ltd.: $25.18 (2) DuPont: $68.78 (3) 3M: $147.36 (4) Honeywell: $195.19  (5) Teijen: $1,324.00.
  99. 2022 Thursday I: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News- (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $28.48 (2) Beyond Meat: $43.01  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $67.88.
  100. 2022 Thursday J: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News- (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.
  101. 2022 Thursday K: Joe Biden Regime News I- Information continues to arise linking the FBI not only to the events of January 06, 2021, but to the ‘plot’ to kidnap one of America’s absolute worst governors, Gretchen “Gravel Gertie” Whitmer, DS-MI.  Last week, virtually everyone charged by the feds was either acquitted or had a mistrial which blows the government’s case out of the water.  Julie Kelly reports that regarding January 06, 2021, i.e., the INSURRECTION, there were more than 1,000 FBI agents, informants, and/or stooges in the crowd inciting the ensuing mayhem.  This is disturbing and the FBI must undergo a massive purification to remove the leftist losers causing inner rot within the once proud organization.  Our advice to anyone faced with an interview with the FBI: ask for a lawyer and then go silent.  Period.   Remember: the few remaining good apples are tainted by the multitudes of bad ones.
  102. 2022 Thursday L: Joe Biden Regime News II- Apparently, the Biden White House is struggling with how much information to provide the Ukrainians.   Next, the Biden White House indicts a Russian legislator and two aides operating in the U.S. whom they claim are running an anti-Ukrainian propaganda site in the U.S.  Next, Joe Biden’s CIA Director William Burns says, ‘don’t count out Russia using nukes in Ukraine.’  Good to know.   Next, the Biden regime is preparing a crackdown on those seeking to evade regime-imposed sanctions on Russia.  Good to know, too.
  103. 2022 Thursday M: Political News I- A new poll says that a large majority of Americans do not believe gun control will stop mass shootings.   Next, BIG DEMOCRAT DONOR from Los Angeles, California, the disgusting Ed Buck- longtime close associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Obamas– has received 30 years for his crack-induced overdose deaths of young black men he enticed into his home to have sex with him.  Good riddance to a POS.   Another close friend of the Clintons- attorney Michael Sussman- watched his request for his Russia-collusion scam case to be dropped- swatted aside.  The Durham investigation is going to go after this scumbag on the ladder up to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  104. 2022 Thursday N: Pro-Death Movement-Abortion News- Pro-Death proponents in Florida are going insane what with “America’s Governor” Ron DeSantis signing into law a bill banning ALL abortions after 15 weeks.  Whatever happened to birth control, i.e., ‘the pill?’  It used to be everyone sought to prevent pregnancy rather than to murder the outcome of a pregnancy.  Something is wrong in a country when it murders its unborn and seeks to replace the mass genocide of its young people with illegal aliens.  (Note- I am so glad I now live abroad.  Israel values ALL life, not just those that are ‘convenient’).
  105. 2022 Thursday O: Big Tech News- Elon Musk has put up a $43 billion bid with which to buy Twitter and put it back on the path towards FREE SPEECH.  Of course, the left in America and around the world is going bonkers.  Who knows?  Maybe Elon will launch a hostile takeover of Meta-Facebook.  Now that would be something.  Time to round up all these tech moguls and send them to Devil’s Island for all the harm they’ve caused the world.
  106. 2022 Thursday P: 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.

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This artwork is #0800 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sundown Paints the Land.”  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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Levon Helm returned with his next solo album, “Dirt Farmer,” on August 26, 2007.  Once again, the Band’s drummer/vocalist/mandolinist returned with a lineup of veteran musicians and a bevy of tunes from the rock and roll past.  Joining Helm are Byron Isaacs (bass), guitarist Larry Campbell along with others, including a horn section.  Helm had one of the most distinctive voices of a generation and this album demonstrates our justifiable claim.  We hope you will seek this album out wherever you shop for the absolute best in rock music and make it a part of your daily listening rotation of the absolute best in music.   Enjoy.

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[i] We began offering the music of Deep Purple on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this lengthy offering on Sunday, 08-July-2018.

[ii] 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.

[iii] We began promoting the music of Supertramp on Monday, 13-July-2020 and we plan on promoting them through Tuesday, 11-August-2020.  We hope you will seek them and their music out, they are a fantastic band.

[iv] We hope to promote the music of Curved Air within the next 5-6 years.

[v] We are not sure as to when we will promote the music of the Pretenders but when we do, you will be the first to know so rejoice.

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

[vii] 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.

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

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

[x] 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.

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

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

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

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

[xv] Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo applauds the Biden administration for pulling U.S. troops rather than listening to the military-industrial-political complex and keeping them there another 10-20 years.  Secretary Pompeo is also ecstatic that the world sees the Chi-Coms as the generation point for the Chi-Vi.

[xvi] NATO allies with troops in Afghanistan will leave at the same time with U.S. troops.

[xvii] 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)

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

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

[xx] 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. 1195 Saturday: Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor.
  2. 1378 Wednesday: The 202nd Roman Catholic Pope Urban VI became Vicar of Christ on this date.  He would shepherd Christians across the globe from today until October 15, 1389.
  3. 1455 Sunday: Alfonso de Borgia elected as the 209th Roman Catholic pontiff- Pope Callixtus III- on this date.  Callixtus would lead his Christian subjects from today until August 06, 1458.  
  4. 1513 Tuesday:  Explorer Juan Ponce de León claimed Florida for Spain.
  5. 1730 Saturday: 1st Jewish congregation in U.S. forms synagogue, “Shearith Israel, New York City.”
  6. 1789 Wednesday: The House of Representatives held its first meeting on this date.
  7. 1801 Wednesday: Soldiers riot in Bucharest, killing 128 Jews.
  8. 1820 Saturday: A farmer on the Greek island of Milos discovered the Venus de Milo statue.
  9. 1832 Sunday: In Paris, Tennessee, future 54th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson is born.  President Benjamin Harrison nominated the Democrat to fill Associate Justice Lucius Lamar’s seat.  Jackson would serve from 02-18-1893 to 08-08-1895.
  10. 1834 Tuesday: In New York Cornelius Lawrence became the first mayor elected by popular vote in a city election.
  11. 1839 Monday: Apple Valley held the first collegiate rodeo in this nation on this date.
  12. 1864 Friday: The U.S. Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery (note, these were Republicans who did this, NOT the Democrats).  In January 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed it.  In December 1865, it underwent ratification and adoption into the Constitution.  
  13. 1873 Tuesday: Alfred Paraf patented the first successful oleomargarine. 
  14. 1898 Friday: At the Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crushed 6,000 Sudanese Islamists in battle.  
  15. 1911 Saturday: The Harvard Club in New York City held the first squash tournament on this date.  Elsewhere, an explosion at the Banner Coal Mine in Littleton, Ala., claimed the lives of 128 men.
  16. 1913 Tuesday: The 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of United States senators (as opposed to appointment by state legislatures), was ratified.  President Woodrow Wilson became the first chief executive since John Adams to address Congress in person as he asked lawmakers to enact tariff reform.
  17. 1917 Sunday: In Boston, Massachusetts, the 34th U.S. Secretary of State Richard Olney died.  A Democrat, he served under President Grover Cleveland from 06-10-1895 to 03-05-1897.  He also served the nation as its 40th U.S. Attorney General.  In this capacity, he served under President Grover Cleveland from 03-06-1893 to 06-10-1895.  He then became 34th U.S. Secretary of State.
  18. 1935 Monday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Emergency Relief Appropriations Act, which provided money for programs such as the Works Progress Administration.
  19. 1939 Saturday: King Zog I of Albania flees ahead of advancing Italian troops who invaded his nation a week prior.
  20. 1940 Monday: German battle cruisers sink the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.  Elsewhere, some naval actions occur between Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy forces as German invasion forces bound for Norway draw closer to Norway. 
  21. 1941 Tuesday: Joe Louis scores a technical knockout of Tony Musto in the 9th round to retain the NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring magazine’s heavyweight boxing titles of the world.  The “Brown Bomber’s” pro record would go to 48-1.  The Germans and Hungarians are rolling into Yugoslavia pummeling one defensive point after another.  There is no stopping the Nazi war machine.  Still, it’s a side show from the real operation, Operation Barbarossa, set to begin in early May.  Will the Axis be able to maintain its schedule, or will it lose crucial time?  We shall see.  In East Africa, the British and Indian troops continue rolling up crumbling Fascist Italian forces as they roll into Massawa.
  22. 1942 Wednesday: Extraordinary lead vocalist of the British rock group Family[i], Roger Chapman, was born on this date in Leicester, the United Kingdom.  Meanwhile, the Soviets managed to open a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad.  Elsewhere, in the Pacific Theater, U.S. and Filipino troops begin destroying their equipment on Corregidor as soon, they will have to race the white flag and surrender to the Imperial Japanese troops besieging them.
  23. 1943 Thursday: For his part in the Mau-Mau Rebellion, the British authorities convict Kenyan leader, Jomo Kenyatta.  Meanwhile, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to check inflation, freezes wages and prices; prohibits workers from changing jobs unless they would aid the war effort; and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.  Finally, “One World” by Wendell Willkie underwent publication for the first time.
  24. 1944 Saturday: Future rock drummer Keith “Keef” Hartley who would form and lead the Keef Hartley Band[ii], was born in Plungington, Lancashire, Great Britain on this date.  Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, Axis forces are being pummeled by the Red Army, a fight that now has gone against the Germans and their allies and in favor of the Soviet Union.  General Ferdinand Schörner had pronounced Axis forces could hold the Crimea the day before and now they were being thrashed.  
  25. 1946 Monday: The League of Nations meets for the final time.
  26. 1947 Tuesday: Future longtime guitarist with the British rock band, Yes[iii] (guitars 1970-1981 / 1991-92 / 1995-present), Steve Howe, is born in London, England, on this date.  Elsewhere, Allstate Insurance Company issued the first illustrated insurance policy on this date. 
  27. 1948 Thursday: Future drummer with the Texas psychedelic band, the 13th Floor Elevators- Danny Thomas- is born in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Thomas would replace drummer Ike Walton on the skins and perform with the band from 1967-1969. 
  28. 1951 Sunday: Future bassist with Grand Funk Railroad[iv]—Mel Schacher—is born in Owosso, Michigan, on this date.
  29. 1952 Tuesday: President Harry S. Truman seized the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike.  Unfortunately, for him, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) later ruled that Mr. Truman had overstepped his authority, opening the way for a seven-week strike by steelworkers.
  30. 1953 Wednesday: North Dakota moved the bones of Sitting Bull to South Dakota.
  31. 1954 Thursday: In the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, having lost Eliane 1 to the People’s Army the preceding night, Lt. Colonel “Gars Pierre” Langlais approves a plan for Major Marcel Bigeard to take it back later in the night/early morning.  The size of the camp has been whittled down from more than 1,100 acres to around 640.  Every scrap of land is essential to the defenders as is bleeding the communists dry faster than the communists are bleeding them.
  32. 1955 Friday: In Mankato, Minnesota, future Senator Ron Johnson, Republican, is born.  He would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on January 03, 2011, representing his adopted state of Wisconsin.
  33. 1959 Wednesday: In London, England, future keyboardist with the Michael Schenker Group- Andy Nye- is born.
  34. 1960 Friday: The U.S. Senate passed the Civil Rights bill by a vote of 71-18.  The bill would then be sent to the U.S. House of Representatives.  
  35. 1961 Saturday: The British liner “MV Dara” explodes in Persian Gulf kills 238 of the 819 people aboard the vessel lost their lives to the suspected bomb attack.
  36. 1962 Sunday: A court in Cuba sentenced the Bay of Pigs participants to 30 years in prison.   Meanwhile, in Lafayette, Indiana, future rhythm guitarist/vocalist, Izzy Stradlin who would play with the rock band, Guns ‘N’ Roses[v] (1985-91)—is born on this date.
  37. 1966 Friday: In the USSR, Leonid Brezhnev wins the election to become the next Secretary-General of the Communist Party.
  38. 1968 Monday: Major League Baseball’s opening day undergoes postponement in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  39. 1969 Tuesday: In Major League Baseball, expansion teams Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Pilots win their opening games.  The Expos in Canada’s first professional baseball game beat the New York Mets 10-9.
  40. 1970 Wednesday: The U.S. Senate rejects President Richard M. Nixon’s nomination of Judge G. Harrold Carswell to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  41. 1973 Sunday: Artist Pablo Picasso died in Mougins, France, at age 91.
  42. 1974 Monday: Hank Aaron, of the Atlanta Braves, hits his 715th home run, breaking the record set by Babe Ruth.
  43. 1975 Tuesday: Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became the first black manager of a major league baseball team.
  44. 1985 Monday: India filed suit against Union Carbide over the Bhopal disaster.  Elsewhere, Phyllis Diller underwent a surgical procedure for permanent eyeliner to eliminate the need for eyelid makeup.
  45. 1986 Tuesday: Actor Clint Eastwood becomes mayor of Carmel, California.
  46. 1987 Wednesday: Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigned over remarks he had made that were racially insensitive and insulting.  While on ABC’s “Nightline,” Campanis commented that blacks “May not have some of the necessities” to hold managerial jobs in major league baseball, which caused people to go ballistic.
  47. 1988 Friday: Former President Ronald Reagan aide Lyn Nofzinger received a prison sentence for illegal lobbying for Wedtech Corporation.  Elsewhere, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggert resigned from the Assemblies of God after the church defrocked him for rejecting an order from the church’s national leaders to stop preaching for a year amid reports that he had been schlepping prostitutes.
  48. 1990 Sunday: In Nepal, King Birendra lifted the 30-year ban on political parties.
  49. 1991 Monday: Actor Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of the pancreas.
  50. 1992 Wednesday: In Britain, the final issue of Punch Magazine underwent publication on this date.
  51. 1994 Friday: Courtney Love found hubby Kurt Cobain, singer, and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana[vi], dead in Seattle from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27.  Meanwhile, the Pentagon bans smoking in both its facilities and in ALL military bases around the world.
  52. 1995 Saturday: Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in a 12-round unanimous decision with which to retain the WBC heavyweight boxing title of the world.  Larry Holmes’ pro record would go to 61-5 while that of WBC heavyweight champion of the world Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall would go to 26-5.
  53. 1996 Monday: At the end of Round 7 in a scheduled 12-round boxing match, Bruce Seldon scored a technical knockout of Tony “TNT” Tucker to win the vacated WBA boxing title.  With the loss, Tucker’s record went to 52-3-1 while that of the new WBA champion, “The Atlantic City Express,” went to 32-3.
  54. 1998 Wednesday: The widow of Martin Luther King Jr. presented new evidence in an appeal for new federal investigation of the assassination of her husband.
  55. 2000 Saturday: Nineteen U.S. Marines die when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona.
  56. 2006 Saturday: Shedden massacre: the bodies of eight men, all shot to death, authorities uncover in a field in Ontario, Canada.  Law enforcement soon links them to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
  57. 2009 Wednesday: Hundreds of thousands of people pour out into the streets of Pyongyang, North Korea, celebrating the successful launch of their first ‘communications satellite’ into orbit around the Earth.  It is a momentous day for the patriotic people of the glorious North.
  58. 2010 Thursday: Over 100 people die in the Kyrgyzstani riots; opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva says she will lead a temporary government for six months.  Meanwhile, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama sign a new treaty with which the two nations (well, at least the U.S. will) will reduce nuclear stockpiles by one-third.  Meanwhile, the Chi-Coms continue adding to theirs while the Iranians are striving to create an arsenal of their own.
  59. 2011 Friday: The U.S. Department of Justice admits and defends it has probed Wikileaks-related Twitter accounts, dismissing privacy and freedom of speech concerns.  Meanwhile, one hour before the deadline, the U.S. Congress reaches a deal on the 2011 U.S. federal budget, avoiding a government shutdown.
  60. 2012 Sunday: The so-called ‘religion of peace’ Islam carries out a car-bombing in the Nigerian town of Kaduna blowing up at least 25-30 people.  What a nice religion…Meanwhile, as the days of the Bush #43 administration continue to wane, Vladimir Putin’s handpicked thug- Leonid Tbilov- is winning an election in South Ossetia, a part of Georgia, which the former KGB thug wants to rip away and add to his reconstituted Russia.
  61. 2013 Monday: Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies of a stroke at age 87 in London.  Elsewhere, the release of 1.7 million U.S diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973-1976 when Henry Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State were released by Wikileaks; Julian Assange worked on the project inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
  62. 2014 Tuesday: Eight-month-old Prince George makes his first overseas royal tour with his parents, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.  Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says that the U.S. stands with Japan in its ongoing dispute with the Chi-Coms who want to take the Senkaku Islands and make them theirs.  Taiwan also has a claim on them.
  63. 2015 Wednesday: According to Brainy History, the world’s oldest living person, Gertrude Weaver, age 116, dies of natural causes, five days after the previous record holder, Misao Okawa, of Japan, age 117, died.
  64. 2016 Friday: Much to the outrage of Kim Jong Un, 13 of his people slaving away in a restaurant in an unidentified nation defect as a group to South Korea.  This is what happens when a communist hellhole such as the N.K. sends it people to Third World crap hole countries as slaves.  We feel bad for their families back home.
  65. 2017 Saturday: In Caracas, Venezuela, the day dawns on the fifth day of anti-government protests.  People are living in squalor, there is no medicine, they are eating zoo animals and pets, that’s communism-socialism for you.
  66. 2018 Sunday: In Hungary, a conservative tidal wave sweeps the parliament as the Fidesz-KDNP alliance propels Viktor Orban into the prime minister position.  He will stop the tidal wave of Muslim refugees from penetrating his country.
  67. 2019 Monday: Tokyo University releases a study showing that 1 in 4 adults ages 18-39 are still virgins.   Meanwhile, according to the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, approximately 600 million birds die in the U.S. every year after flying into tall buildings with Chicago being the worst.  Next, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces that effective April 15, the entirety of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps will be designated a terrorist organization which they are.
  68. 2020 Wednesday: Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT, becomes the 26th Democrat (well, he’s not a Democrat but a Democratic-Socialist which means ‘COMMUNIST’) to toss in the towel on seeking the 2020 presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.  However, he is NOT really dropping out as he will maintain his delegates, not withdraw from the rest of the primaries, and hopes to have a BIG SAY in who becomes the vice-presidential nominee of Joe Biden as well as to hammer in numerous of HIS planks into the 2020 Democratic Party’s platform.  COVID-19 stifled Bernie’s chances…for now.  As for the Wuhan Virus, current confirmed cases around the globe now number 1,504,971 with 87,894 confirmed deaths and 328,661 confirmed recoveries.  As for the United States, there are 431,437 confirmed cases what with 14,687 confirmed deaths and 23,496 confirmed recoveries.  Thank you, communist China for bestowing this hellacious mess on the rest of the world.  As for the stock market, the DOW Jones Industrial Complex closed UP 779.71 (3.44%) at 23,433.57; the NASDAQ closed UP 203.64 (2.58%) at 8,090.90; and the S&P closed at 90.57 (3.41%) at 2,748.98.  The Stock Market seems to be recovering which would be GREAT.
  69. 2021 Thursday: JOE BIDEN NEWS– Joe Biden debuted executive actions this morning that he is taking to strip firearms away from the American people.  Most of them are feelgood measures for his whack-a-doodle base but even so, some of them have teeth- if anyone will obey them (which, we here at the AICPENDBLOG.COM have no intention of doing.  NO one is taking our firearms away, no one).  Next, Joe Biden nominated perhaps the worst person to become head of the ATF- the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (and Explosives), David Chipman, the dimwit who transformed the debacle at Waco, Texas, into what it became by lying through his teeth about things that SUPPOSEDLY occurred there, but which did not, and which then led to the deaths of mostly women- many of them pregnant- and children.  This was one of the shining events that occurred during the Bill Clinton administration, overseen by Attorney-General Janet Reno.   Congressman Ken Buck, R-CO 4th congressional district says that Chipman is the absolute worst person to head the ATF.
  70. 2021 Thursday A: BIDEN BORDER CATASTROPHE–  Texas Governor Greg Abbott, R-TX, came out today and lit the Biden administration up for the appalling conditions in Border Patrol facilities holding tens of thousands of illegal alien, river-swimming, or fence-jumping invaders.  He condemns the Biden administration for its shocking lack of compassion and sensitivity and demands they close these facilities now which means these people should be loaded aboard empty airliners and dumped back in Guatemala.  Let THEM sort them out seeing as how they are a major starting point for this invasion.  Build the wall and deport them all, now.  Anyhow, Governor Abbott pointed out the human rights abuses such as rampant sexual assaults on women, children, and weaklings as well as shortages of food, medical supplies, clean water, and proper clothing and bedding.  IF these horrendous practices occurred under the Trump administration, President Trump would be visiting Old Sparky but under Joe Biden, “No problem, amigos, no problem”… Finally, people continue asking where the nation’s ‘border czar,’ “Kooky Kamala” Harris is.  She has been traveling around the country but nowhere near the border.  At least Cuban-born U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is visiting the border today.  Praise the Lord! 
  71. 2021 Thursday B: MASS SHOOTING AND CRIME NEWS–  We learned early today that in Rock Hill, S.C., former NFL player Phillip Adams shot and killed Dr. Robert Lesslie and his wife, Barbara Lesslie along with their two grandchildren- ages 5 and 9- in their home as well as two air conditioning technicians working outside their home.  One of the techs survived and called in for help and when police arrived, they found evidence that led them to the home of Adams’ parents where they encircled the home after getting his mother and father out of the home.  Adams then shot himself.  No one knows why he did what he did.  Later in the day, following Joe Biden’s mumbling stumbling bumbling announcement on various executive actions he is taking to strip guns away from the American people, a mass shooting occurred in Texas.  Like clockwork, in Bryan, Texas, a gunman entered the corporate offices of Kent Moore Cabinets and shot seven people, some of them critically, but none of them dead at the time of this reporting.  Police are purportedly chasing several suspects so we will provide updates as we learn them.
  72. 2021 Thursday C: FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS– The communist Chinese in Beijing warned their stooge- “Pro-China Joe” Biden- today that he had better not boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in their capital city.  We say, “F**k them!  Who do you think you are, you commie bastards?’  Next, the Biden administration announced that it is going to lift ALL sanctions on the crap-hole nation of Iran without seeking anything in return.  Good for you, Joe, good for you. Regarding the Chi-Coms, tech investor Peter Thiel says that ‘Bitcoin’ may very well be a financial tool the communists can use against the United States.  Moving on, France is postponing the French Open to May 30 over fears of COVID-19.  Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the ‘U.S. policy on Russia is both dumb and ineffective.’  This comes after the Biden administration yesterday evening revived the Trump-Russia collusion scam and Russian interference in U.S. elections by announcing he is going to slam Russia with new sanctions for meddling and hacking.  Okay, Joe.
  73. 2021 Thursday D:  NATIONAL POLITICS– Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-NY 1st congressional district has officially announced he is running to become governor of New York.  Next, Governor Ralph “Black Face” Northam, D-VA, has officially endorsed former Virginia Democrat governor and bagman for Bill and Hillary Clinton- Terry “the Punk” McAuliffe[vii]– to become governor again.  Moving on, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA 23rd congressional district has demanded that “Kooky Kamala” Harris attend FBI and CIA intel briefings.   Elsewhere, President Donald J. Trump is nudging Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, GOP, to seek another term by giving him his endorsement.   Meanwhile, in a threat to the Joe Biden agenda, following giving his wife a cushy gig, Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, refuses to allow ‘budget reconciliation’ to be used to pass bills nor will he vote to smack down the Filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate.  God bless you, Senator Manchin.
  74. 2021 Thursday E: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS I– the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre says he failed to disclose yacht trips he accepted.  Next, we learned today that the Trump administration tried conducting secret talks in Syria with the goal of freeing American hostages across the Middle East.   Elsewhere, the San Francisco schools system- after spending loads of taxpayer dollars- has decided it will postpone renaming schools named after Americans (or foreigners) who might be RACISTS.    Meanwhile, John Gizzi of Newsmax says that ‘John Boehner,[viii] the former speaker of the House and now a political lobbyist for the Chi-Coms is attacking conservatives while ignoring his own lack of character.’  Ouch.
  75. 2021 Thursday F: COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE PLANET AS A WHOLE: 132,929,832 confirmed cases, +473,156, 2,885,401  confirmed deaths, +11,580, and 75,436,505 confirmed recoveries, +215,045.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 31,124,092 confirmed cases, UP 67,815 from yesterday’s reporting, 564,447 confirmed deaths, UP 2,672, and 118,878,112 confirmed recoveries.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[ix] 
  76. 2021 Thursday G: NOTE: SINCE JOE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 235,934 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States– feeble old Joe, in another two to three weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.  
  77. 2021 Thursday H: COVID-19 STATISTICS in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,688,284 confirmed cases, 60,006 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,096,747 confirmed cases, 33,822 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 30,582 confirmed cases, 467 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 374,402 confirmed cases, 5,357 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Alabama, the home of the civil rights struggle: they have 517,916 confirmed cases, 10,675 confirmed deaths, but sadly, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. 
  78. 2021 Thursday I: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 835,216 confirmed cases, 6,266 confirmed deaths, and 824,160 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one other country- Malaysia, home of not one but two missing and/or crashed airliners: 355,753 cases of the virus, 1,308 confirmed deaths and 340,242 confirmed recoveries.[x]    
  79. 2021 Thursday J:   STOCK MARKET CLOSES/PRECIOUS AND RARE METALS: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,503.57, UP 57.31 points (+0.17%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,829.31, UP 140.47 points (+1.03%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,097.17, UP 17.22 points (+0.42%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $59.81 per barrel, +0.21 (+0.35%).  The price of GOLD is $1,755.30 per troy oz., -2.90 (-0.16%) while the price of SILVER is $25.49 per troy ounce, -0.10 (-0.37%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,234.20 per troy oz, -1.20 (-0.10%) while the price of COPPER is $4.09 per pound, -0.01 (-0.15%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,620.76 per troy oz, -2.12 (-0.08%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $29,000.00 per troy oz., +2300.00 (+8.61%).[xiii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.56 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.84 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.09.     In Cuban Peso, one greenback equals 24.00 and in Czech Koruna, a buck equals 21.66.[xiv]  
  80. 2021 Thursday K: U.S. NATIONAL DEBT AND GASOLINE PRICES IN THE THREE STATES IN WHICH WE HAVE CHEF-AUTHORS– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.927 per gallon, $2.832 in Florida, $3.713 in Hawaii, and $3.336 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other state- Connecticut: $2.889.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,147,683,151,204 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xvi]  Cloward and Piven running amok.  In other disturbing news, Governor Andrew “Killer” Cuomo, aka the Love Gov, aka the Gropin’ Gov, announced that the Empire State is going to take $2.1 billion of the JOE BIDEN PORKULUS being given to his state to provide checks to ILLEGAL ALIENS and newly released felons.  Wow. 
  81. 2021 Thursday L: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS II– Tennessee says that handguns will no longer require a permit within their state.  Next, Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, and his fellow GOP senators blast the Biden administration for its decision to begin sending taxpayer dollars to the human garbage in Palestine.   In other not-so-surprising news, the number of Facebook users whose information was stolen online now teeters around 533 million.  Thank you, Mark Zuckerberg, thank you.
  82. 2022 Friday: You know the drill…

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0794 a 30” x 40” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Red Sky at Night.” 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 record label combined his first two albums- “Robbie Robertson” (1987) and “Storyville” (1991) to create “Robbie Robertson/Storyville Expanded Edition” on January 06, 2006.   The first album featured the legendary guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist joined by Tony Levin of King Crimson on bass, Manu Katché on drums, Daniel Lanois on guitars/vocals as well as guest appearances from Garth Hudson and Rick Danko of the Band, all of U2, and loads of other five-star musicians and performers.  The second album featured numerous musicians including Bruce Hornsby (piano/vocals), Guy Pratt (who took Roger Waters’ place in the reformed Pink Floyd on bass), and far too many other performers to mention in this brief promo.  We hope you will seek out this excellent combination of two classic albums, give it a good listen, and then make it a part of your daily listening pleasure- you will be glad you did.  Check it out- now.

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

[ii] We 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.

[iii] A lengthy presentation of YES and its individual members will begin at some point within the next 2-3 years.  Please stay tuned.

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

[v] Not sure when Guns ‘n’ Roses is coming but we hope we will still be alive and will get around to sharing them with the world.

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

[vii] This is the nickname the late, great Rush Limbaugh bestowed on Terry McAuliffe and we will continue using it in honor of both Governor McAuliffe and Rush Limbaugh.

[viii] Congressman John Boehner, RINO-OH 8th congressional district, was the 52nd person to serve as speaker and he presided over three congresses- 112th, 113th, and 114th.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

85. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022

2021 Friday: JOE BIDEN NEWS- Those of us who sat mouths agape yesterday watching Joe Biden stumble through his first press conference in 65 days were even more shocked today when what everyone knew to be true was proven true by photos. The discombobulated Biden was using a binder full of cheat sheets and crib notes and his list of reporters featured their names and photos of their faces and still he f**ked up calling them by the wrong names.

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DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY 2022: 235

85. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022:

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (Hawaii)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; U.S. Interior Secretary Julius A. Krug; U.S. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie; U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao; U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Aerosmith featuring Steven Tyler, Boston featuring Fran Sheehan, Dire Straits featuring Chris Whitten, Electric Light Orchestra featuring Richard Tandy, Genesis featuring John Mayhew, the Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins featuring James Iha, the Supremes featuring Diana Ross, and Three Dog Night featuring Joe Schermie:

  1. 752 Wednesday: The 92nd Roman Catholic Pope Stephen II assumed his post as the Vicar of Christ on this date.  He would guide his flock until April 26, 757.
  2. 1147 Wednesday: Jewish community in Cologne fast to commemorate anti-Jewish violence.
  3. 1668 Monday: The English take control of Bombay, India.
  4. 1780 Sunday: The British Gazette and Sunday Monitor underwent publication for the first time.  It was the first Sunday newspaper in Great Britain.
  5. 1790 Friday: The U.S. Congress passes the Naturalization Act, which requires immigrants to be in the United States for two years before being considered for citizenship.
  6. 1799 Tuesday: The army of Napoleon Bonaparte captures the city of Jaffa in Palestine.
  7. 1804 Monday: The U.S. Congress calls for the removal of all Native Americans east of the Mississippi to the Louisiana Territory.  This means the so-called “Five Civilized Tribes”- the Creek, the Cherokee, the Choctaw, the Chickasaw, and the Seminole- were going to be stripped of their property and sent west.
  8. 1812 Thursday: According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a massive earthquake hammered Caracas, Venezuela, on this date, killing at least 26,000 people.
  9. 1827 Monday: Composer Ludwig van Beethoven[i] died in Vienna on this date.
  10. 1830 Friday: The Book of Mormon undergoes publication in Palmyra, New York.
  11. 1859 Saturday: The first reported sighting of the planet Vulcan thought to orbit inside the orbit of Mercury.
  12. 1863 Thursday: Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves.
  13. 1872 Tuesday: Thomas J. Martin patents the fire extinguisher.
  14. 1885 Thursday: Eastman Film Co. manufactures the first commercial motion picture film and does so in Rochester, N.Y.
  15. 1898 Saturday: South Africa established the first game reserve in the world—the Sabi Game reserve.
  16. 1910 Saturday: The United States forbids immigration into the country if the potential immigrants are criminals, anarchists, paupers and the ill.
  17. 1913 Wednesday: The Bulgarian army captures Adrianople, ending the First Balkan War.
  18. 1917 Monday: In the First World War, the British army beats the Ottoman Turkish army in a battle in Gaza.  Elsewhere, the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast League of Canada defeated the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 9-1 and became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.
  19. 1930 Wednesday: Future first female Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, appointed by President Ronald Reagan, is born in El Paso, Texas, on this date.  She served on the high court from 09-25-1981 to 01-31-2006.
  20. 1931 Thursday: New Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of British India.  Meanwhile, Iraq and Trans-Jordan sign a treaty of peace.
  21. 1934 Monday: Britain enacted a Road Traffic Act imposing a 30-mph speed limit in “built-up areas” and which required driving tests for all drivers.
  22. 1937 Friday: William H. Hastie becomes the first black federal judge; the post is in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Elsewhere, spinach growers in Crystal City, Texas, erected a statue of Popeye.  
  23. 1938 Saturday: Herman Goering warned all Jews to leave Austria.  If they didn’t, the Gestapo would ‘help them.’
  24. 1940 Tuesday: British forces continue arriving in France to support their French allies in the buildup to the German invasion of France in late spring, early summer.  German and Allied forces fire artillery barrages back and forth at one another but other than that, things are relatively quiet.
  25. 1940 Tuesday A: In Baltimore, Maryland, future U.S. Congresswoman and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is born on this date.  She would be the 52nd person to hold the gavel and the first female speaker in U.S. history.  A Democrat, she would represent California’s 12th congressional district.  (Speaker January 04, 2007, 55th speaker (110th to 111th Congress) to January 03, 2011, and again January 03, 2019, (116th to 117th Congress) to the present.
  26. 1941 Wednesday: Italian forces in Eritrea in East Africa continue struggling against overwhelming British and Indian forces and their commanding officer, General Luigi Frusci, continues calling for support from the Duke of Aosta- Prince Amedeo- in Addis Abba for whatever supplies and reinforcements can have sent him.  The situation in Eritrea is coming to a head soon as British and Commonwealth troops from India and South Africa continue forcing what remains of a once proud Italian army into a death trap at Kerren.
  27. 1942 Thursday: The Afrika Korps under the Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel, launch a major offensive against the British.  Meanwhile, the Nazis commence sending Jews to Auschwitz in Poland.  Elsewhere, in London, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill quips with America’s entry into the Second World War that the Allies cannot lose unless they themselves blow it.
  28. 1943 Friday: Elsie S. Ott becomes the first woman in the Army Air Force to win a medal.  Elsewhere, in North Africa, the Fifth Panzer Army- part of the Afrika Korps launches a counteroffensive against British forces in Tunisia, begins making some headway and then sputters to an end within a couple of days.  Many tanks are destroyed, armored vehicles that can no longer be replaced, and yet the Germans and few remaining Fascist Italians continue the fight.  A year earlier, it seemed as though victory was in grasp.
  29. 1944 Sunday: 705 RAF bombers attack Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany.  Elsewhere, as Field Marshal Erich von Manstein returns to his command in the Ukraine to begin the breakout of the First Panzer Army, Marshal Ivan Konev’s Second Ukrainian Front arrived at the Romanian border along the River Prut.   Many of the Romanian troops stationed there to defend their country from the Red Army were losing the will to fight.  Hitler relieved Field Marshals Ewald Von Kleist and Erich Von Manstein after having awarded them the swords to their Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.  He needed brutal men willing to drive their troops to the end of their ropes and beyond and so had Field Marshal Walter Model and Colonel General Ferdinand Schörner ready to enter the fray and conduct operations as their Fuhrer demanded.[ii]
  30. 1944 Sunday A: Future Motown legend, Diana Ross of the Supremes, is born on this date.
  31. 1945 Monday: Japanese resistance ends on Iwo Jima following a final banzai charge.  The battle claimed the lives of 6,000 Americans and 18,000 Japanese soldiers.  Elsewhere, in the Aleutian Islands campaign, the Battle of Komandorski began when the Japanese attempted to reinforce a garrison at Kiska and found themselves intercepted by a U.S. Naval force.  Meanwhile, the U.S. 7th Army crosses the Rhine River at Worms.
  32. 1946 Tuesday: In the United States, President Harry S. Truman issues Executive Order 9708, the first time a directive such as this one has ever been issued within the country.  The order defines the diseases that will permit the federal government to lockdown parts or all of the country due to pandemics, especially like the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919.
  33. 1948 Friday: Steven Tyler—future vocalist and musician with the American rock band, Aerosmith[iii]—is born in Manhattan, N.Y., on this date.  Meanwhile, in Britain, Richard Tandy—future multi-instrumentalist with the UK rock band, Electric Light Orchestra[iv] 1972-1986—is born in Birmingham, England, on this date.
  34. 1949 Saturday: Future bassist/backup vocalist with the East Coast rock band, Boston[v]—Fran Sheehan—is born on this date in Boston, Massachusetts.
  35. 1951 Monday: The United States Air Force approved its new flag—the flag included the coat of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background
  36. 1953 Thursday: Dr. Jonas Salk announces a vaccine for polio.  Elsewhere, future 18th U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao is born in Taipei, Taiwan, on this date.  A RINO Republican, she served under President Donald J. Trump from January 31, 2017, to January 11, 2021.
  37. 1954 Friday: In the Battle for Dien Bien Phu, French forces forged north out of the main base towards Anne-Marie 3 and Huguette 6 in an effort to take out People’s Army antiaircraft batteries making life hell for incoming and outgoing supply and medical evacuations aircraft.  Even though the communists still try to disrupt the actual airstrip itself, the French continue taking the fight to them every day what with a change in leadership responsibilities.  Lt. Colonel “Gars Pierre” Langlais is determined that the French dominate the fight against the communists.[vi] 
  38. 1958 Wednesday: The U.S. Army launches America’s third successful satellite, Explorer 3.
  39. 1959 Thursday: Future drummer with the rock band, Dire Straits[vii]—Chris Whitten—is born on this date in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
  40. 1962 Monday: The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS), in Baker v. Carr, supported the one-person-one-vote apportionment of seats in state legislatures.
  41. 1964 Thursday: “Funny Girl” opens at Winter Garden Theater in New York City for 1,348 performances.
  42. 1967 Sunday: Pope Paul VI issued an encyclical, “Populorum Progressio,” on “the progressive development of peoples,” in which he expressed concern for those trying to escape hunger, poverty, endemic disease and ignorance.”  
  43. 1968 Tuesday: Future member of the psychedelic ‘new wave’ band, Smashing Pumpkins- James Iha (guitars/vocals)- is born in Chicago, Illinois, on this date.
  44. 1970 Thursday: In Knoxville, Tennessee, the former 33rd U.S. Interior Secretary Julius A. Krug died at age 70.  A Democrat, Secretary Krug served under President Harry S. Truman from March 18, 1946, to December 01, 1949.
  45. 1971 Friday: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declares the new nation of Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) independent from Pakistan.  Allahu akbar!
  46. 1972 Sunday: The Los Angeles Lakers broke an NBA record by winning 69 games in an 82-game season: 69-13.
  47. 1973 Monday: For the first time in the history of the London Stock Exchange, the executives permitted women to be on its floor.
  48. 1974 Tuesday: The Romanian communist party names Ceausescu president of Romanian.  Elsewhere, in Caracas, Venezuela, at the 2:00 minute mark in the second round of their 15-round heavyweight title fight, “Big George” Foreman scores a TKO over Ken Norton to retain the WBA, WBC, and The Ring magazine boxing titles.  Foreman’s record went to 40-0 with the win while Norton’s record went to 30-3.
  49. 1979 Monday: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington D.C.
  50. 1980 Wednesday: Bombay gets its 1st rock concert in 10 years (The Police).
  51. 1981 Thursday: Police and Albanian protesters clash in Kosovo, Yugoslavia.
  52. 1982 Friday: Groundbreaking in Washington, D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial commences on this date.
  53. 1987 Thursday: In Fayetteville, Arkansas, Randall “Tex” Cobb scores a 1st Round KO of his opponent, Stan Johnson, to put his heavyweight boxing record to 27-7.
  54. 1989 Sunday: Capping the first free elections in the Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin becomes president.
  55. 1992 Thursday: In Indianapolis, a jury finds heavyweight-boxing champion Mike Tyson guilty of rape and sentenced him to a six-year stint; however, he served only three years.
  56. 1995 Sunday: Seven of the 15 European Union states abolished border controls and look at them now: overrun with militant Islamists. 
  57. 1996 Tuesday: In Washington, D.C., the 58th U.S. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie died.  He served under President Jimmy Carter from May 08, 1980, to January 20, 1981.
  58. 1997 Wednesday: In San Diego, California, at the Heaven’s Gate compound, authorities discover thirty-nine bodies who committed mass ritual suicide believing it would join them with space aliens who would be accompanying the Hale-Bopp comet.
  59. 1998 Thursday: The U.S. federal government endorsed a new HIV test that yields immediate results.  Elsewhere, Unisys Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp/ pay a $3.15 million fine for selling spare parts at inflated prices to the U.S. federal government.
  60. 1999 Friday: A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man who requested him to do so
  61. 2000 Sunday: In Russia, acting President Vladimir Putin won the presidential election outright.  To avoid a run-off election, the future dictator won sufficient number of votes to prevent that from occurring.
  62. 2002 Tuesday: Joe Schermie who played bass with the American rock band, Three Dog Night[viii] 1968-73, dropped dead from a heart attack on this date in Los Angeles, California; he was 56.
  63. 2005 Saturday: In Taipei, Taiwan, the government calls for one million of its citizens to take to the streets in protest of Beijing’s Anti-Secession Law.  Between 200,000-300,000 patriotic citizens answer the call. 
  64. 2007 Monday: The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the design for the “Forever Stamp.”
  65. 2009 Thursday: John Mayhew—third drummer with the British band, Genesis[ix], 1969—died from a heart condition in Glasgow, Scotland, on this date; he was age 61.
  66. 2010 Friday: Iran calls upon Muslims around the world to act in protest in response to Israel’s plans to build in East Jerusalem.
  67. 2011 Saturday: In Boston, Massachusetts, former Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro died at age 75.  She represented the 9th district of New York and in 1984 became the first woman nominated to be vice president on a major ticket: the Walter Mondale-Geraldine Ferraro ticket representing the Democratic Party.  They lost to Reagan-Bush.
  68. 2012 Monday: London-based Tullow Oil discovers oil in Kenya.
  69. 2013 Tuesday: Days after a new U.S.-South Korea military pact, North Korea issues new threats to strike targets in Hawaii, Guam, South Korea, and the U.S. mainland.  Meanwhile, the United Nations is preparing to move half its staff out of Syria as the civil war continues to metastasize and spread throughout the country threatening their facilities and people.
  70. 2014 Wednesday: Astronomers discover a second dwarf planet between the Oort cloud and the Kuiper belt, an area previously considered a no-man’s land; the planet, 2012 VP-113, measures about 280 miles across; the first, Sedna, about 600 miles across, was discovered in 2003.
  71. 2015 Thursday: In protest of U.S. airstrikes authorized by President Obama in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, Shiite militia forces boycott the fight against ISIS believing that the United States will take credit for the work they have done.  Meanwhile, Great Britain reburies the remains of King Richard III (1452-1485) at Leicester Cathedral after discovering them under a carpark in that city back in 2012.
  72. 2016 Saturday: Democratic-Socialist (Marxist) presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders wins the primaries of Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska on this date.  Meanwhile, in another amazing ‘first’ for the Rolling Stones[x]– after being banned for more than 50 years from playing in the socialist ‘paradise’ of Cuba, the Stones arrive on scene and play a massive open-air concert in Havana.  There is a superb concert film of this show which everyone should see.
  73. 2017 Sunday: In the great ‘free democracy of Russia,’ anti-corruption protests around the country lead to the arrest of hundreds along with opposition leader Alexei Navalny.  Meanwhile, the people of Chile take to the streets in protests over the nation’s privatized pension system.   Meanwhile, in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Cameo Nightclub, a scumbag with a gun shoots one person dead and wounds 16 others before the cops could arrive on scene.  They would be pounding the pavement seeking the multiple shooters.
  74. 2018 Monday: The United States, the Ukraine, and the European Union expel more than 100 Russian diplomats over the use of nerve agents to assassinate former Russian intel agent and his daughter in a public park.  Did it do any good?  NO, Putin is still the same pig he always has been.  Meanwhile, U.S. auto manufacturer Ford and Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, unveil a new car-vending machine in the Chinese city of Guangzhou which rids the process of car-buying of salespeople.  Meanwhile, porn queen Stormy Daniels alleges in an interview on 60 Minutes with her attorney, Michael Avenatti, at her side that she had an affair with Donald J. Trump and that Trump’s ‘people’ (lawyer Michael Cohen) threatened the pitiful thing to be quiet.  This was later disproven, and the actress is paying Trump money she owes him via a lawsuit while Avenatti is going to federal prison.  Finally, a U.S. Army soldier receives the first transplant of a penis and scrotum at John Hopkins University in Maryland.
  75. 2019 Tuesday: For now, charges of facing a FAKE HATE CRIME against Empire actor Jussie Smollett are dropped only to be reinstated months later when the prosecutor is shown to be compromised.   Meanwhile, the first known transplant of a kidney from a live HIV donor and an HIV recipient occurs at a university in Boston, Massachusetts.   Elsewhere, BIG PHARMA giant Purdue Pharma reaches a settlement with the state of Oklahoma in the lawsuit regarding the opioid epidemic and its part in it: they agree to pay a settlement of $270 million. 
  76. 2020 Thursday: As of this publication time, COVID-19 Wuhan Virus statistics acknowledge 491,623 cases globally what with 22,169 deaths.  In the United States, there are 69,210 confirmed cases as well as 1,046 deaths.  Meanwhile, for the week of 03-15 to 03-21-2020, unemployment claims rose to 3.28 million.  As for the COVID-19 Relief Bill, right now, it clocks in at $2.2 trillion.  Still, the Democrats are not happy.
  77. 2021 Friday: JOE BIDEN NEWS– Those of us who sat mouths agape yesterday watching Joe Biden stumble through his first press conference in 65 days were even more shocked today when what everyone knew to be true was proven true by photos.  The discombobulated Biden was using a binder full of cheat sheets and crib notes and his list of reporters featured their names and photos of their faces and still he f**ked up calling them by the wrong names.  Most Americans are appalled enough already knowing that this fuddled old fool STOLE the 2020 Presidential Election but are even more so now that a majority of Americans realize we have a vegetable in the White House.  WTF is happening to our country.  Next, the White House says that Joe Biden is going to beef up gun control measures by scrawling his chicken scratch on more executive orders.  F**k you, Joe, NO one is taking our guns.
  78. 2021 Friday A: “RACIST! NEWS”/WHAT’S RACIST TODAY– Oakland, California Mayor and crackpot political hack Libby Schaaf backs an income supplement program that will help disadvantaged black folks but won’t help equally disadvantaged white folks living in that corrupt East Bay city.  Wow.  Next, a Minnesota-based dinner theater scraps a presentation of “Cinderella” because the cast was ‘too white.’   Meanwhile, black leaders zero in on Democrat holdouts in the U.S. Senate who do not want to toss the filibuster onto the heap.  Thus, they are going to accuse them of being racists 24/7/365 with the Reverend Al Sharpton at the head of the pack of accusers.[xi]  What a bunch of crap.   Elsewhere, the top editor at the Journal of the American Medical Association, aka JAMA- Howard Bauchner- found himself sidelined over a tweet and podcast he made in which he said: “No physician is racist, so how can there be structural racism in health care?”  Not good, Dr. B., black doctors became angry and out you go.  Get with it man!
  79. 2021 Friday B: LIBERAL STUPIDITY– Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon- a George Soros appointee- is not going to try 20-year-old murderous thug Jalen Yoakum as an adult.  This means the POS will be back on the streets in five years.  When is L.A. County going to remove this worthless scumbag?  Meanwhile, the state of Oregon is going to go after concealed carry permits via a new direction by creating a patchwork of gun-free zones all over the place making it difficult for gun owners to carry their lawfully-owned firearms and avoid felonies.  Thugs, of course, will still be packing.  No wonder eastern Oregon wants to break off from the lunatics in the western portion.   Elsewhere, Dems in the Peach State are going berserk over Governor Brian Kemp signing the new voting rights bill.  Massachusetts phony Native American Senator Lizzie “Borden” Warren tweeted that ‘the man sitting in Stacey Abrams chair (good one, Lizzie, good one) is taking the state back to JIM CROW!”[xii]  In fact, a state black lawmaker, Park Cannon, was arrested for banging on the governor’s door after the cops told her to stop knocking.  Stupid skank.[xiii]   Finally, the White House says, ‘Joe Biden’ is worried about the Georgia voting rights law.[xiv]
  80. 2021 Friday C: BIDEN BORDER CATASTROPHE– Congressman Burgess Owens, R-UT 4th congressional district, says that ‘Joe Biden owes border officials a big apology for creating the massive tsunami surge of illegal aliens flooding across our border.’  Meanwhile, as GOP lawmakers visit the overwhelmed southern border, Senator Mike Lee, R-OR, said that across the Rio Grande River, smugglers, gangbangers, and cartel trash were taunting them.[xv]  Elsewhere, the GOP is demanding that the news media be allowed to film along the southern border so the nation can see what the heck is going on down there with illegal aliens as thick as cockroaches in a Tijuana backstreet whore house rushing across it.  Time to do some pest control, folks.  Finally, it would appear that every sitting GOP U.S. senator is down at the border today blasting the inept Joe Biden administration.
  81. 2021 Friday D: JOE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION NEWS– thanks to Joe Biden’s incredibly stupid policies on energy production and usage, the U.S. is back to importing oil, much of which is Russian oil, and our guy has the nerve to call Putin a “Killer.”  WTF?   Meanwhile, former Ohio treasurer and candidate for Senator Rob Portman’s seat when he steps down at the end of his term said that ‘Joe Biden isn’t all there.’  Go figure.  Next, Joe Biden may invite Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping to a virtual climate summit.  Wow.  Amazing, Joe, simply amazing. 
  82. 2021 Friday E: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS I– USC reaches a settlement of $852 million following it acknowledging that a former campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall- charged with five counts of sexual abuse- abused hundreds of female students while employed at the University of Southern California.  The crimes allegedly occurred between 2011 and 2015.  Wow.  Lock him up.  Meanwhile, Senator Bernie Sanders, DS-VT, and rapper Killer Mike are meeting with folks in Bessemer, Alabama, the site of a big battle to unionize.  Liberal icon Amazon is doing battle with its workers seeking to unionize the plant to seek better wages and even better treatment.  Amazon will probably move the plant to Puerto Rico.  Be careful.
  83. 2021 Friday F: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS II– Governor Asa Hutchinson, R-AR, signs a bill ending trannys from participating in girls and women’s sports.  Excellent.  As we have repeatedly said, IF trannys are so determined to compete in sports, it’s far easier to create a third category of sports as well as separate locker rooms.  Let them have at it and we suspect that tranny sports would have far more fans than either girls/women’s or boys/men’s sports.  It’s like roller derby, everyone loves watching the women more so than men so how about creating a third category of competitive sports, you know, for the mentally ill- oh, wait, did we just say that?  Sorry.  Elsewhere, Dominion Voting Systems, the ALLEGEDLY CORRUPT ORGANIZATION THAT STEALS ELECTIONS FOR THE HIGHEST BIDDER- is slapping Fox News Channel with a $1.6 billion lawsuit alleging FNC slandered their fine, fine company.  Sounds like deflection to us or at least so says our attorneys.
  84. 2021 Friday G: FOREIGN/OVERSEAS NEWS– Since Kim Jong Un and North Korea have become belligerent again what with Joe Biden talking s**t about them, elements of the 1st Armored Division are deploying to South Korea.  Next, the People’s Republic of China, aka the Chi-Coms, have slapped reciprocal sanctions onto the European Union for having slapped human rights sanctions on them.  Elsewhere, the container ship beached in the Suez Canal threatens to be there for several months blocking passage through the incredibly important waterway.  This, of course, will lead to higher energy prices as well as drive up the cost of goods around the world.  Glenn Beck raised the specter as to whether someone hacked into the controls of the ship and caused it to run aground.  We thought this was possible after two U.S. Navy ships collided with commercial freighters back in 2017.  Two guided-missile destroyers, the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain ran into other ships back in June and August of that year for which there was no real explanation.  Could it be the Chi-Coms, the Russians, or some other nefarious unseen actor is able to cause such mishaps?  Sure, seems possible to us…
  85. 2021 Friday H: MEDICAL NEWS– Former Centers for Disease Control- the CDC- Director Robert Redfield says that the ‘COVID-19 bat flu virus did indeed escape from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.’  The question is, was it a purposeful release?  Meanwhile, Dr. Scott Atlas said to Glenn Beck today that ‘science and expertise have become compromised, politicized, and that the demand for social distancing of six-feet or more (or less) is based on pseudo-science.’  God bless you.  Next, the U.S. pulls over 95-percent of its stockpiled PPE gowns over safety issues.  Must be the crap manufactured in communist China.  Moving on, the cities of Boston, Newark, and Norfolk will become mega-vaccination sites on the East Coast.  Elsewhere, Bill Gates says ‘life will probably be back to normal by 2022.’  Bill- STFU.  Finally, the European Union is peeved with its vaccine suppliers as the demand far outpaces the production.  Are you dummies using the Russian Sputnik vaccine?  Serves you right, dimwits.
  86. 2021 Friday I: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS III– President Donald J. Trump said today that during the Antifa/Black Lives Matter FALSE FLAG OPERATION launched against Capitol Hill on January 06, 2021, lawmakers were in ‘ZERO DANGER.’  We concur, it was set up from the start.   Speaking of President Trump, he will also remain neutral in the Alabama race for the U.S. Senate seat, and, according to Jason Miller, President Trump may visit the southern border soon.  Next, Congressman Byron Donalds, R-FL 19th congressional district, says that ‘Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi thinks she can remove anyone from office.’  Elsewhere, New York’s junior Senator Kirsten “Whitey” Gillibrand defends her call for Governor Andrew “Killer” Cuomo to resign as being her personal opinion.  (The Lov Gov must have called her up and threatened her).  Meanwhile, Speaker “Mumbles” Pelosi has authorized several House committees to conduct intensive investigations into rooting out the scurrilous scumbags behind the Capitol Hill Riots of January 06, 2021, riots the Democrats set in motion.  She is angry NO Republicans will join her in yet another witch hunt.
  87. 2021 Friday J: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS IV– U.S. Cybercommand says that recent hacks by foreign actors are a ‘clarion call’ to arms.  You go.  Meanwhile, Parler says it informed the FBI of numerous threats made on its site prior to the Capitol Hill Riots of January 06, 2021.  Next, Governor Ron DeSantis, R-FL, is calling for an end to the lockdown on the cruise ship industry.  Cruise ships must get back to work.  NOW.  Next, “Lonesome Dove” (and other books) author Larry McMurtry is dead at the age of 84.  God bless you, Larry!  Moving on, the Michigan GOP plans to bypass a weakened Governor Gretchen “Bride of Frankenstein” Whitmer, Democratic-Socialist, and fix the voting laws in their state.  Finally, Congressman James Comer, R-KY 1st congressional district, says ‘Congress holding BIG TECH accountable is going to be a challenge.’
  88. 2021 Friday K: COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE PLANET AS A WHOLE: 124,683,860 confirmed cases, +579,564, 2,742,357  confirmed deaths, +9,863, and 70,731,503 confirmed recoveries, +338,716 (SAME AS YESTERDAY’S NUMBERS!).  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 30,223,587 confirmed cases, up 61,840 from yesterday’s reporting, 550,726 confirmed deaths, UP 1,315, (SAME AS YESTERDAY’S NUMBERS!) and 117,827,913 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. 
  89. 2021 Friday L: NOTE: SINCE JOE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 222,259 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States– feeble old Joe, in another three weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.  
  90. : COVID-19 STATISTICS in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,648,021 confirmed cases (same as yesterday’s count), 57,909 confirmed deaths (same as yesterday’s), and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 28,950 confirmed cases, 454 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 359,290 confirmed cases, 5,249 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., the third highest state after California- Florida: currently, they have 2,016,505 confirmed cases, 32,819 confirmed deaths, but sadly, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 829,689 confirmed cases, 6,122 confirmed deaths, and 808,869 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).   Let’s look at one other country- Hungary, former Axis ally: 586,123 cases of the virus, 18,703 confirmed deaths and 378,176 confirmed recoveries.[xvi]  
  91. 2021 Friday N: STOCK MARKET CLOSES/PRECIOUS AND RARE METALS: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,072.88, UP 453.40 points (+1.39%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,138.73, UP 161.04 points (+1.24%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,974.54, UP 65.02 points (+1.66%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $60.72 per barrel, -0.25 (-0.21%).  The price of GOLD is $1,731.60 per troy oz., -0.70 (-0.04%) while the price of SILVER is $25.11 per troy ounce, 0.00 (-0.02%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,191.10 per troy oz, +13.20 (+1.12%) while the price of COPPER is $4.08 per pound, +0.01 (+0.28%).[xvii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,677.50 per troy oz, +52.00 (+1.98%).[xviii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,200.00 per troy oz., -900.00 (-3.09%).[xix]    Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.54 Chinese yuan.   Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.85 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.58.  As for Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.   In Belize dollars, one greenback equals 2.00.[xx]  
  92. 2021 Friday O: 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 $3.889 per gallon, $3.635 in Hawaii, and $3.323 in Washington state.[xxi]    Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,097,328,683,045 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xxii]  Cloward and Piven running amok.
  93. 2021 Friday P: NASA/SCIENCE NEWS– NASA reports that the humongous asteroid named Apophis originally thought to maybe impact the Earth sometime in 2068 now won’t come near enough to the Earth to wreak havoc on the planet for at least another century.  This bad boy from the cosmos is the size of the Empire State Building and is slated to pass within 20,000 miles of the Earth on Friday, April 13, 2029.  Astronomers point out that the moon is 238,000 miles away from our planet so this substantial chunk of rock is going to pass by us at an extremely close distance which astronomers are all excited about as it will provide them ample opportunity to get some good photos of it.  Let’s hope another chunk of space debris doesn’t slam into it, deflect it, and send it crashing down on our planet (unless it decides to hit communist China, Russia, or Iran first before creating a massive extinction event the likes of which ended the reign of the dinosaurs).   Italian astronomer Claudio Maccone says the best protection against space-based threats such as asteroids is space-based missiles with which to blow them up when they are a good distance from the planet rather than immediately threatening it.
  94. 2021 Friday Q: LATE NEWS I– Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary died at the age of 104 today.  Meanwhile, rabid, foaming at the mouth liberals are suing Georgia’s elections officials over the new voting laws someone in the White House calls the ‘new Jim Crow of the 21st century.’  Yikes.  That hurts.  Elsewhere, the FREE nation of Taiwan, aka the Republic of China or Nationalist China, reported today that 20 Chi-Com warplanes penetrated its airspace today which led to rapid scrambling of attack planes and targeted missiles which drove the communist invaders back out to sea.  Light ‘em up, Taiwan, light those SOBs up!   Speaking of the Chi-Coms, them and the Russians are drawing closer together in an effort to intimidate the United States.  What else is new?   Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warns that the constant ‘U.S.-China contest risks catastrophic conflict.’ 
  95. 2021 Friday R: LOTTERY NEWS– Stay tuned for tonight’s Mega Millions Draw #1645 with a jackpot of $137 million on the line.  Get your tickets purchased by 7:45 P.M. tonight.  Here are the results: 04, 25, 37, 46, 67, and Mega 15.  Out of 69,400 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $18,502.
  96. 2022 Saturday: Thank God, it’s Saturday.  We hope things remain peaceful…

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Robbie Robertson’s next solo album came out on March 10, 1998, and is somewhat unique among his growing discography of music.  The famed guitarist of the Band jumped into a celebrated effort in which, he tried to bring the music of the First Peoples of Canada, aka aboriginals, to a wider audience, sort of what Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones did when he presented his ground-breaking effort, “Pipes of Pan at Joujouka,” an album that came out in 1971.  In that effort, Jones presented the whirling music of North African flute players and drummers whereas here, Robertson brings together large numbers of musicians to play his visionary intermingling of native rhythms with modern musical forms.  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 look forward to doing our favorite classical composers one day.  Hopefully within the next 30 years.

[ii] See “The Soviet Juggernaut” by Earl F. Ziemke and the Editors of Time-Life Books (1980).

[iii] We look forward to promoting the music of Aerosmith one day.  We hope within the next 8-10 years.  Remain vigilant.

[iv] We look forward to doing the Clash but expect to do Supertramp first, then Pink Floyd, then Electric Light Orchestra/the Move, then Yes, and then perhaps the Clash.  They are among the amazing British rock bands of the 1970s and deserve to be acknowledged as such.

[v] 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.

[vi] Our main reference for the epic battle at Dien Bien Phu is “The Last Valley” by Martin Windrow, 2004, Da Capo Press.  Please seek this amazing historical work out for a concise look at the battle that ended French control of French Indochina and the birth of Vietnam.

[vii] We hope to offer the music of Dire Straits sometime in 2021-2022.  Please stay tuned.

[viii] Not sure when we will get around to doing the music of Three Dog Night but if we ever return to promoting the music of famed rock bands from the 1960s and the 1970s, we sure as heck will include this stellar band, one that is still performing to this day.  We saw them in 2019 and all we can say is “Wow.”

[ix] 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.

[x] 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.

[xi] The Reverend Al never misses out on an opportunity to label people RACISTS.

[xii] She should KNOW about Jim Crow.  Democrats were- and still are, for that matter- the party of Jim Crow as well as the party of separate but equal, the KKK, slavery, race hatred, segregation, red-lining, white flight, burning crosses, police dogs, fire hoses, beatings, plantation prisons, and the Civil War.  Dems love braying about “JIM CROW, JIM CROW” as it is the new watchword of the day, everything anyone opposing them does is taking us back to “Jim Crow.”  Lizzie- STFU you lying, phony, hypocritical, crazy f**king bitch!  Enough is enough!

[xiii] This moronic little chub probably thinks, “Boy, I sure showed them!”  We’re sure she believes Governor Kemp is also a racist bigot.  Enough already.

[xiv] Why?  Can’t Joe just undo everything with yet another executive order and can’t the Democrats coerce RINO Governor Brian Kemp into signing another consent decree in 2022 that will permit overweight Stacey Abrams to steal the elections as she did in 2020?  What the hell is the big deal?

[xv] This is why we suggest seeding the Rio Grande with alligator pups from Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama as well as laying in minefields, antipersonnel, antivehicle, and antiboat impediments, putting down spikes on our side of the river IN the river at the border line, putting in military emplacements, troops, razor wire augmenting the wall, and completing the wall.  Hell, put in foo gas pits and whatever else we need to stop the invasion.  BUILD THE WALL AND DEPORT THEM ALL!

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

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

[xviii] 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.

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

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

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

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