139. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022

2006 Thursday: A key U.N. panel joined European and United Nation leaders in urging the Bush administration to close its POW camp in Guantanamo Bay, saying the indefinite detention of terror suspects- namely jihadis- there violated the world’s ban on torture. Bullshit- it’s what the scumbags deserve.

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139. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022:

Lag BaOmer (Jewish Holiday)

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Edward Douglass White; U.S. Secretary of State Robert Bacon; Nazi Philipp Bouhler, AC/DC featuring Phil Rudd, Curved Air featuring Mike Wedgwood, Derek and the Dominoes featuring Eric Clapton, “In the Navy” by the Village People, the Who featuring Pete Townshend, and ZZ Top featuring Dusty Hill:

  1. 715 Wednesday: St. Gregory II begins his reign as the 89th Catholic Pope.  He would serve from today until February 11, 731.  
  2. 1506 Saturday: Famed explorer and discoverer of the Americas- Christopher Columbus- designates his son, Diego, as his sole heir.
  3. 1536 Tuesday: After a court convicted her of adultery, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of English King Henry VIII, undergoes beheading on this date.
  4. 1568 Sunday:  English Queen Elizabeth I has her retainers arrest Mary Queen of Scots on charges of high treason.  
  5. 1588 Thursday: The Spanish Armada sets sail for Lisbon, Portugal; next stop: Great Britain and the climactic battle that would determine who would control England, the Spaniards, or the Brits.
  6. 1643 Tuesday: Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Harbor form the United Colonies of New England on this date.
  7. 1649 Wednesday: Following the execution of King Charles I, Parliament declared England to be a ‘republic;’ however, the nobility restored the monarchy in 1660.
  8. 1769 Friday: The reign of the 249th Roman Catholic Pope Clement XIV begins on this date.  He would guide his global flock from today until September 22, 1774.
  9. 1780 Friday: A mysterious darkness enveloped much of New England and part of Canada in the early afternoon.
  10. 1792 Saturday: After heavy fighting Russian troops enter Poland.
  11. 1848 Friday: After taking a major ass whooping, Mexico surrenders Texas to the United States.
  12. 1863 Tuesday: The Civil War siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi commences on this date.
  13. 1865 Friday: Union cavalry finally catch up to and apprehend fugitive Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
  14. 1884 Monday: The Ringling Brothers Circus makes its debut.
  15. 1885 Tuesday: Under the command of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, German troops colonize Cameroon and Togoland.  Imperial Germany is expanding her possessions around the globe, possessions they will lose after the First World War.
  16. 1910 Thursday: The passage of the Earth through the tail of Halley’s Comet causes near panic across the planet.
  17. 1911 Friday: A court in New York City handed down a conviction based upon fingerprint evidence; this was the first time in history that fingerprints convicted a criminal.
  18. 1913 Monday: California Governor Hiram Johnson, Republican, signed the Webb-Hartley Law prohibiting “aliens ineligible to citizenship” from owning farmland, a measure targeting Asian immigrants, particularly the Japanese.
  19. 1919 Monday: In New York City, the former 39th U.S. Secretary of State Robert Bacon died.  A Republican, he served under President Theodore Roosevelt from January 27, 1909, to March 05, 1909.
  20. 1921 Thursday: Congress passed, and President Warren G. Harding signed the Emergency Quota Act, which established national quotas for immigrants.  Meanwhile, the 55th Associate Justice of Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Edward Douglass White, Democrat, appointed by President Grover Cleveland to fill Melville Fuller’s seat, died in Washington, D.C., on this date.
  21. 1927 Thursday: The silent movie, “Wings,” a World War I drama starring Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers, and Richard Arlen, had its world premiere in San Antonio, Texas, where the film crew filmed it.  It went on to win an Academy Award for best picture.
  22. 1930 Monday: In South Africa, white women win voting rights.
  23. 1935 Sunday: T.E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia,” died in Dorset, England, six days after suffering life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle crash.  Meanwhile, the National Football League gives the nod to an annual college draft, to commence the following year.
  24. 1940 Sunday: As the German war machine continues pressing its attacks across France, things are looking grim.  In some parts of the front, French armored forces are launching counterattacks, but they are few and far between.  Still, Paris is not yet ready to throw in the towel and still has hopes that somehow, they can turn things around in their fight against the Nazi juggernaut.  Meanwhile, Winston Churchill’s government is in communication with its leadership in the field and the two come to the same conclusion that they may have to evacuate the British Expeditionary Force- the BEF- from the beaches of France if things don’t soon turn around for them.
  25. 1941 Monday: The Fascist Italian commander in East Africa- the Duke of Aosta- surrenders with 7,000 of his remaining troops at Amba Alagi.  Out of 230,000 Italian troops throughout East Africa, only 80,000 remain.  The fight will continue on but soon all Axis resistance will lay down their weapons and surrender.  Il Duce let them down.
  26. 1942 Tuesday: The Second Battle of Kharkov continues on the Eastern Front as German panzer forces continue trading blows with Soviet units determined to prevent the fall of the city for as long as they can hold out. 
  27. 1943 Wednesday: In his second wartime address to the U.S. Congress, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pledged his country’s full support in the fight against Japan.  That same day, top U.S. and British officials meeting in Washington reached agreement on May 1, 1944, as the date for the D-Day invasion of France.  However, the operation did not launch until more than a month later.  Finally, the German government declares Berlin “Jew-Free.”
  28. 1944 Friday: German defenses in Italy begin to collapse after the loss of the hilltop fortress of Monte Cassino.  Although they are forced into retreat, the Germans movement north up the Italian Peninsula is orderly and conducted with a masterly defensive withdrawal.  New defensive positions await them in northern Italy where the Germans will remain until war’s end.
  29. 1945 Saturday: In Germany, Philipp Bouhler, Chief of the Chancellery of the Führer of the NDSAP 06-1933 to 05-07-1945, committed suicide on this date.  Elsewhere, English songwriter and guitarist of the Who[i], Pete Townshend, is born on this date in Chiswick, Middlesex, England.  Meanwhile, the Battle of Okinawa continues as the Japanese severely bloody and beat up U.S. forces struggling to seize control of Ishimmi Ridge.  Elsewhere, Free French and British forces begin reclaiming Syria and other parts of the region from Vichy French forces.  The Arab citizens pour out in droves protesting their arrival as they have been dreaming of independence.
  30. 1949 Thursday: Dusty Hill, future bassist, and vocalist with the Texas rock band, ZZ Top[ii], is born in Dallas, Texas, on this date.
  31. 1950 Friday: Future member of the British rock band, Curved Air[iii]– Mike Wedgwood, bassist- is born in Derby, England, on this date.
  32. 1954 Wednesday: Postmaster General Summerfield approves CIA mail-opening project.  Elsewhere, future drummer with the Australian rock band, AC/DC[iv]–Phil Rudd (drums 1975-1983 / 1994-2015)—is born on this date in Melbourne, Australia.
  33. 1958 Monday: The United States and Canada form the joint North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
  34. 1962 Saturday: Actress Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday to You” to President John F. Kennedy during a Democratic fundraiser at New York’s Madison Square Garden.  Meanwhile, Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner’s National League hit record with 3,431.
  35. 1964 Tuesday: The State Department disclosed that it had found 40 hidden microphones in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, USSR.
  36. 1967 Friday: The United States Air Force commences bombing North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
  37. 1973 Saturday: Secretariat won the Preakness Stakes, the second of his Triple Crown victories.
  38. 1974 Sunday: Erno Rubik invented the puzzle that the world came to know as the “Rubik’s Cube.”
  39. 1979 Saturday: English guitarist and vocalist, Eric Clapton[v], weds the wife of his best friend, George Harrison, Patty Boyd Harrison.  His love for her sparked the love song that is as powerful today as it was then, “Layla,” recorded with his Derek and the Dominoes band.  Meanwhile, “In the Navy” by the homosexual musical group, the Village People[vi], hits #3 on the rock music charts.
  40. 1981 Tuesday: An Irish Republican landmine in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, killed five British soldiers on this date.
  41. 1984 Saturday: In the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Finals, the Edmonton Oilers beat the New York Islanders 4 games to 1.
  42. 1990 Saturday: Heavyweight boxer Greg Page’s record falls to 31-9 when Mark Wills scores a TKO at 1:34 of Round 6 in a 10-round bout.
  43. 1992 Tuesday: The 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits Congress from raising its own salaries (what has happened to this amendment?) underwent ratification on this date.  Elsewhere in the United States, in a case that drew much national notoriety, the teenaged lover of Joey Buttafuoco, Amy Fisher, of Massapequa, N.Y., shot his wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, seriously wounding her. 
  44. 1993 Wednesday: The Clinton White House set off a political storm by abruptly firing the entire staff of its travel office; five of the seven staffers later won reinstatement and appointment to other areas of the government.
  45. 1994 Thursday: Former first lady Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York at age 64.
  46. 1998 Tuesday: In Nashville, Tennessee, heavyweight boxer Greg Page improves his pro record to 54-12-1 by beating George Harris via a TKO in the 1st Round.
  47. 2000 Friday: The bones of the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton went on display in Chicago on this date.
  48. 2006 Thursday: A key U.N. panel joined European and United Nation leaders in urging the Bush administration to close its POW camp in Guantanamo Bay, saying the indefinite detention of terror suspects- namely jihadis- there violated the world’s ban on torture.  Bullshit- it’s what the scumbags deserve.  Meanwhile, lead singer of the British band, Freddie & the Dreamers[vii]– Freddie Garrity- dies on this date.
  49. 2007 Friday: Grotesquely overweight liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, releases his movie, “Sicko,” a dark ‘expose’ of the American medical system.  Putzes like him praise the medical systems one finds in Cuba, Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Korea, and communist China; go figure.  At the Cannes Film Festival, reviews are mixed.
  50. 2008 Sunday: Barack Obama picked up the endorsement of Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, less than a week after Hillary Rodham Clinton overwhelmingly won the state’s primary.  Elsewhere, Chinese stood still, and sirens wailed to mourn the country’s nearly 87,000 earthquake victims.
  51. 2009 Monday: Bahrain recognizes Kosovo as a free and independent nation.
  52. 2010 Tuesday: After the military stormed a protest camp in the center of the city, red shirt protesters set numerous buildings across Bangkok on fire.   
  53. 2011 Wednesday: Following the Obama administration’s placing of sanctions onto President Bashar al-Assad over his reaction against Islamists running amok in the country, Damascus condemns the Obama administration for its unilateral actions.   Elsewhere, as the people of North Korea continue starving to death, the United Nations World Food Program begins calling for assistance to help these downtrodden denizens of the world’s absolute worst nation.
  54. 2012 Saturday: Robert Spitzer, a retired American psychiatrist, claims his 2001 study was ‘fatally flawed’; the study falsely supported the myth that gay people could be ‘cured’.
  55. 2013 Sunday: Off the coast of California, U.S. Navy dolphins discover a rare 19th Century torpedo.  Elsewhere, the North Korean navy captures a Chi-Com fishing vessel and demands a ransom for the return of the ship and its crew.  Wow.
  56. 2014 Monday: The United Nations and the European Union send workers, supplies, and equipment to storm-ravaged Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia in the wake of floods that killed at least 36 people and hurt many, many more.  The floods left many people homeless and destitute, so the aid was a Godsend for the people.
  57. 2015 Tuesday: According to Brainy History, Prince Charles shakes hands with Gerry Adams, president of the Sinn Fein party, which was formerly part of the militant Irish Republican Army; Prince Charles is the first member of the British royal family to meet him.
  58. 2016 Thursday: Montenegro signs an accession agreement with NATO which will put the former part of Yugoslavia on track for eventual membership.  Each of the member nations of NATO will have to either yay or nay the entry of the country into the world’s largest and oldest military alliance but in a world where everyone trembles over Russia and the Chi-Coms, their entry should be welcome.
  59. 2017 Friday: Sweden dropped a rape investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remained holed up in the Ecuadoran London embassy to avoid arrest and possible extradition to the United States to face charges stemming from the publication of thousands of pages of classified documents.  
  60. 2018 Saturday: Britain’s Prince Harry wed American actress Meghan Markle in a service that reflected Harry’s royal heritage and his bride’s biracial roots, as well as their shared commitment to put a more diverse, modern face on the monarchy.  In so doing, he would find himself booted out of the royal family and when Ms. Markle dumps him, he will be living on the streets.  Such is young love!
  61. 2019 Sunday: At historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, billionaire Robert F. Smith announces he will pay off the college loans of nearly 400 graduating seniors, urging them to pay their good luck forward.  God bless him.  Meanwhile 8 of 9 planets align on the same side of the Sun on this date.
  62. 2020 Tuesday: Neil Cavuto is still expressing outrage as are numerous other liberal talking heads and pundits due to him being unashamed that he is taking hydroxychloroquine sulfate as a preventative against the Chinese Virus.  Speaking of COVID-19, here are the stats for the world: 4,893,195 number of confirmed cases, 322,861 confirmed deaths, but 1,686,487 confirmed recoveries which is good.   In the United States, we have 1,558,631 confirmed cases, 92,258 confirmed deaths, but 297,153 confirmed recoveries which again is great.  In the three states where we have chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, we begin with California first: 81,795 number of confirmed cases, 3,334 confirmed deaths, but 0 confirmed recoveries since Gov. Gavin Newsom won’t provide them.  Next, here’s Hawaii: 641 number of confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, but 573 confirmed recoveries; thank you, Gov. Ige.  Finally, we have Washington state where they have a crackpot governor talking about ‘conspiracies from the planet Pluto,’ here are the stats: 18,811 number of confirmed cases, 1,031 confirmed deaths, but 0 confirmed recoveries due to the state not reporting them.  Meanwhile, communist China continues misreporting the statistics but sources within Hong Kong continue getting the truth out and the numbers are 10-15-percent higher than what Beijing is reporting.  Go figure.  
  63. 2021 Wednesday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 165,457,298 confirmed cases, +571,756, 3,429,560  confirmed deaths, +11,341 and 145,664,210 confirmed recoveries, +65,660.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,795,693 confirmed cases, UP 23,533 from yesterday’s reporting, 601,879 confirmed deaths, UP 565,[viii] and 27,295,523 confirmed recoveries, UP 48,317.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[ix]   
  64. 2021 Wednesday A: NOTE: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, There Have Been 285,552 Chi-Vi Deaths In The United States- President Biden, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,078 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 174,057 deaths.     
  65. 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: 3,772,275 confirmed cases, 62,754 confirmed deaths, and 2,014,099 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,299,596 confirmed cases, 36,287 confirmed deaths, and 1,903,074 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 33,889 confirmed cases, 492 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 426,465 confirmed cases, 5,713 confirmed deaths, and 208,961 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Texas: they have 2,937,461 confirmed cases, 51,298 confirmed deaths, and 2,809,993 confirmed recoveries.[x]    
  66. 2021 Wednesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 839,221 confirmed cases, 6,395 confirmed deaths, and 832,232 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Cuba, a communist hellhole that liberal Americans for some unexplainable reason seem to worship and love: 128,094 cases of the virus, 834 confirmed deaths and 120,282 confirmed recoveries.[xi]     
  67. 2021 Wednesday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,896.04, DOWN 164.62 points (-0.48%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,299.74, DOWN 3.90 points (-0.029%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,115.68, DOWN 12.15 points (-0.29%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $63.38 per barrel, +0.02 (+0.03%).  The price of GOLD is $1,869.20 per troy oz., -12.60 (-0.65%) while the price of SILVER is $27.79 per troy ounce, -0.23 (-0.84%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,194.50 per troy oz, -7.10 (-0.59%) while the price of COPPER is $4.59 per pound, -0.00 (-0.04%).[xii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,869.29 per troy oz, -33.59 (-1.16%).[xiii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,200.00 per troy oz., -200.00 (-0.70%).[xiv]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.43 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.94.     In Venezuelan Bolivar, one greenback equals 248,487.64 (that’s socialism for you) and in Vietnamese Dong, a buck equals 23,045.00 and in West African CFA Franc, one dollar equals 532.50 of theirs.[xv]     
  68. 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 $4.144 per gallon, $2.887 in Florida, $3.886 in Hawaii, and $3.547 in Washington state.[xvi]    Let’s look at one other location- Wisconsin: $2.877.  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- Kyrgyzstan: $2.313 per U.S. Gallon.[xvii]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,305,687,729,011 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.  
  69. 2021 Wednesday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– today is the 58th day in which the appointed ‘Border Czar’ “Kooky Kamala” Harris has FAILED to visit the southern border.  What’s up with that?   Speaking of the border calamity, One America News reports today’s stats regarding JOE BIDEN’S BORDER CATASTROPHE- as of today, the cost of caring for illegal aliens is $519,152,882.  The number of illegals that have crossed into the United States this year alone sits at 1,555,337 invaders whom the Biden regime is dumping across the United States.  One America News reports the number of illegals in the United States is around 35,555,336 which is incredible, but we have long said that the numbers of illegal alien invaders is between 35-50 million which is not flipping good.  Round ‘em up and begin deporting them.  NOW.  Apparently, along with the more than a million who have flooded into the United States this year, the Biden regime is going to allow in an additional 260 ‘vulnerable illegal aliens,’ i.e., gays, trannys, and other victimized groups, into the U.S. every day where the taxpayers will pay their way.
  70. 2021 Wednesday G: Foreign News / Overseas News– Colombian leaders confirm the death of prominent FARC leader Jesus Santrich- killed in Venezuela.  Venezuelan dictator (and former bus driver) Nicolas Maduro says he knows nothing about it.   In other overseas-related news, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi calls for a ‘diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.’  What is wrong, Mumbles?  Chi-Coms not dumping enough cash in your bank accounts. 
  71. 2021 Wednesday H: Voting Integrity / Fraudulent And Stolen Election News– After Maricopa County, Arizona, Democrat election officials did their best to delete as much data related to the 2020 Elections, election auditors have announced they have recovered the deleted databases. 
  72. 2021 Wednesday I: Joe Biden News– A mushed-mouth Joe Biden spoke to U.S. Coast Guard grads and after telling them that ‘COVID-19 has prepared you to meet any challenge,’ he lit them up for not being overly enthusiastic about his incredibly low-key, incoherent speech and called them ‘dull,’ forcing them to applaud his stumbling, bumbling speech.  It was incredibly embarrassing to be sure.   Meanwhile, when a news reporter asked Joe Biden about “Kooky Kamala” Harris’ attack on him during the primary debates of last year over his record on busing, the slow-witted moron who resides in the White House said of her comments that her comments were ‘f**king bulls**t.”  (Note- increasing belligerence and anger is yet another sign of mental decline).
  73. 2021 Wednesday J: Joe Biden Regime News I- the regime announces it is going to release 3 terrorists languishing in Gitmo.  (Note- why not try the SOBs and then execute them?).  Next, the regime slanders the impressive, peace-bringing Abraham Accords, basically labeling them as fecal matter.  Wow.  Next, the regime is offering little support to Israel.  It would appear that she will have to fight on in solitude against Hamas and Hezbollah trash seeking to destroy her.  Moving on, Joe Biden’s court-packing commission is meeting soon with answers as to how the Democrats can continue trashing the federal court system.  (Note- a McLaughlin poll says that 64-percent of Americans believe Joe Biden won’t be running in 2024 and that President Donald J. Trump will decimate “Kooky Kamala” Harris should this quack somehow become the Democratic Party’s sacrificial 2024 lamb).
  74. 2021 Wednesday K: Joe Biden Regime News II– The BIG Joe Biden regime news of the day is that the regime is lifting all sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline running beneath the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany.  This will bring cheap Russian natural gas to Europe.  What could be wrong with that?  Well, it provides the Putin regime loads of high-paying jobs while increasing his regime’s power and reach across all non-Russia Europe, something President Donald J. Trump fought against, and which Joe Biden has now overturned- and they claim the 45th president was a stooge of the Russians for four long years.  Wow.  What could be wrong with the Russians supplying the main source of energy to Europe?  Why have NATO?  Add to that Joe Biden shutting down the Keystone XL Pipeline on Day 1 and the Colonial Pipeline suffering a Russian hacking attack.  Again, WTF?  Yet, all we hear are crickets…
  75. 2021 Wednesday L: Political News I– The GOP is expected to release their ‘counteroffer’ to Joe Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar 2022 Budget soon.  We await it with bated breath.  Next, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-FL 12th congressional district, ripped Health and Human Services Secretary (and California’s shame) Xavier Becerra a new one over the secretary’s stance on ‘partial birth abortion.’  Secretary Becerra sidestepped ‘partial birth abortion’ by mumbling about no actual law prohibiting the barbaric practice.  Ah, one must love the Pro-Death Movement.  Meanwhile, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, RINO-GA, says he is running for re-election in 2022.  Loser.  Elsewhere, Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom released his 2019 tax returns.  Big whoop.
  76. 2021 Wednesday M: Political News II– Senator Tommy Tuberville, R-AL, seeks to codify into law what President Donald J. Trump sought to do back in 2017 and that is to keep U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen-and-women, Coast Guard, and other military retirement funds out of communist China.  Back in 2017, the 45th president discovered that the five-member panel that manages military personnel retirement funds were going to invest the money in Chi-Com companies which means that money ALWAYS manages to find its way into Chi-Com military corporations.  That is insane, as insane as allowing the Chinese Communist Party to manufacture the pharmaceuticals the American people rely upon to protect their health.  We hope you succeed in this valiant effort, Senator Tuberville.
  77. 2021 Wednesday N: Political News III– The U.S. Department of Justice is creating a task force to combat Chi-Vi fraud in the United States and around the world wherever it may be connected to the U.S.  Next, President Donald J. Trump is encouraging lawmakers to vote against the proposed 01-06-2021 Capitol Hill Riots, aka the largest false flag operation in the history of American politics, ‘commission’ to investigate the events surrounding that day.  The Democrats do not want to investigate Antifa, Black Lives Matter, or any other domestic terrorist group, just the events of January 06, 2021, which means they want to investigate President Trump yet again, hoping against hope, they can somehow tar and feather him as some sort of Osama bin Laden.  Later in the day, the House voted to establish the commission with 35 Republicans[xix] joining the Democrats.   Senator Ron Johnson, R-WI, hoped that Republicans would not vote ‘aye’ on this garbage and yet they did.  Sad, extremely sad.
  78. 2021 Wednesday O: Political News IV– A U.S. Army chaplain found himself reprimanded for being critical of the NEW U.S. Army’s ‘tranny policy.’  This occurred back on May 12 when Chaplain Major Andrew Calvert commented on his personal social media page where he expressed his religious views and mentioned his support for the ban on trannys serving in the U.S. military.  Once again, a conservative thinker is smacked down for sharing his or her personal views.  What a load of crap.   Next, despite what Pope Francis has ordered, U.S. bishops are going to begin debating Joe Biden receiving/not receiving communion over his Pro-Death policies.  We hope they excommunicate the old bastard.   He certainly is NO Catholic.  Elsewhere, ultra-left, Soros-funded hack Attorney General Leticia James says that investigation into President Donald J. Trump is now a ‘criminal matter.’[xx]  Soros’ ankle-biting dog strikes again.  Finally, attorney Mark McCloskey, R-MO, announced that he is running for U.S. Senate in Rush Limbaugh’s home state.
  79. 2021 Wednesday P: Political News V– In the city controlled by Mayor Lori “The Loser” Lightfoot, DS-Chicago, so far this year there have been 1,200 shootings.  Oh- she also will no longer permit white people to interview her.  Racist?  Of course, but Democrats claim it’s somehow not.  Go figure.  In the Keystone State, businessman Lou Barletta is running to replace the POS they have for governor now, the extremely corrupt Tom Wolf.  We hope he clobbers him.  Elsewhere, Senator John Barrasso, R-WY, is pressing the Joe Biden regime over its use of encrypted communications so as to avoid any type of oversight.  This is akin to Hillary Rodham Clinton having a private server next door to her basement crapper.  Can you imagine what would be said if President Donald J. Trump was the one committing this highly questionable act?  Ye gods, don’t even want to think about it.
  80. 2021 Wednesday Q: Miscellaneous News I– A medical panel recommends colon cancer screenings beginning at age 45.  Next, Southern Command plans to double its emerging tech areas budget in 2022.  Next, Yosemite National Park is going to require reservations through September so as not to overcrowd America’s most popular national park.  Elsewhere, Lollapalooza Music Festival returns in Chicago on June 29.  Elsewhere, Lamborghini projects a fully electric car by 2030.
  81. 2021 Wednesday R: California Lottery Results / Super Lotto and Powerball Draws– First, we have the Super Lotto Draw #3561 with a $47 million jackpot on the line.  Next, we have the Powerball Draw #847 with a $201 million jackpot on the line for some lucky soul(s).   First, here are the results for the Super Lotto draw tonight- 04, 16, 18, 32, 44, and Mega 20.  Out of 125,265 winning tickets, the highest winners are THREE people who had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $15,174 apiece.  The winning tickets were sold at (1) Christy’s Donut in Los Angeles, CA 90062; (2) Safeway Fuel in South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (they hit on May 08, 2021, too); and (3) Love’s Travel Stop in Westmorland, CA 92281.  Next, here are the numbers for the Powerball: 11, 13, 55, 56, 69, and Powerball 04.   Out of 83,446 winning tickets, the highest winners were THREE people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $14,910 apiece.
  82. 2022 Thursday: We are behind, yes, we know that…

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The next album by the Beach Boys was filler of sorts what with it being an album of covers done with acoustic instruments and vocals.  “Beach Boys Party” came out on November 08, 1965 and was received well even though the times they were a-changing all-right.  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), and Bruce Johnston (vocals and bass).  Brian Wilson had by this time suffered his first mental breakdown due to the constant stress of being forced by his family members to write hit songs and commercial albums as well as nonstop touring and friction with his abusive father Murray.  He also was experimenting with the popular drugs of the time so he could raise the level of his songwriting which was to come.  Great album for an increasingly contentious time in the history of the world which is why we encourage everyone to seek it out and enjoy.  You will be glad you did.

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

[ii] We look forward to sharing the music of this famed, “Little Ol’ Band from Texas,” ZZ Top sometime in the next decade.

[iii] Not sure as to when we will be promoting the music of Curved Air but when we do, you will be among the first to know.

[iv] We are not sure when AC/DC will be in the works, but you bet they will be at some point, possibly in 2027-2028.

[v] We should have promoted the music of Eric Clapton when we did the music of both Cream and the Yardbirds, but we failed to do so.  We hope to do it extremely soon so please remain vigilant for the day we do.  We thank you.

[vi] We hope to promote the music of the Village People in the not-too-distant future.  Don’t want anyone calling us homophobic. 

[vii] Not sure when we will do the music of Freddie and the Dreamers but one day, we most certainly will so continue reading our political site until we do.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[xix] Here are the 35 RINOs who voted for the ‘commission’: Liz Cheney, WY, Tom Rice, S.C., Dan Newhouse, WA, Anthony Gonzalez, OH, Adam Kinzinger, IL, Fred Upton, MI, Jaime Herrera-Beutler, WA, Peter Meijer, MI, John Katko, NY, David Valadao, CA, Tom Reed, NY, Don Bacon, NE, John Curtis, UT, Brian Fitzpatrick, PA, Andrew Garbarino, NY, Tony Gonzales, TX, Dusty Johnson, SD, David Joyce, OH, Chris Smith, NJ, Van Taylor, TX, Chris Jacobs, NY, David McKinley, W. VA, Jeff Fortenberry, NE, Maria Elvira Salazar, FL, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, IA, Steve Womack, AR, Stephanie Bice, OK, French Hill, AR, Mike Simpson, ID, Rodney Davis, IL, Blake Moore, UT, Michael Guest, MS, Trey Hollingsworth, IN, Carlos Gimenez, FL, and Cliff Bentz, OR.  The 10 who voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump are here as are others whom we do not know.  Some are curious as to WHY Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa would vote to establish this bogus commission after the Democrats tried to strip her of her victory.  WTF?

[xx] President Trump says this is yet another political witch hunt.

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…

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

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

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

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

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

  1. 174 Friday: The reign of the 12th Roman Catholic Pope St. Soter ended on this date.  He first became pontiff on April 20, 166, and guided his flock for the next 8 years and two days.  His successor, the 13th Pope St. Eleutherius picked up his Holy Cross on this date and carried it forward until May 26, 189.
  2. 296 Wednesday: St. Caius ends his reign as the 28th Roman Catholic Pope.  He first assumed his position on December 17, 283.
  3. 536 Sunday: St. Agapitus I ends his reign as the 57th Roman Catholic Pope.  He assumed his position on May 13, 535.
  4. 1073 Tuesday: The reign of the 157th Roman Catholic Pope St. Gregory VII began on this date.  He would lead his earthly flock for the next 12 years and 33 days until May 25, 1085.
  5. 1370 Sunday:  In Paris, construction on the Bastille commences.
  6. 1500 Sunday: Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil on this date.
  7. 1509 Thursday: Upon the death of his father, King Henry VII, Henry VIII ascended the English throne.
  8. 1521 Friday: The king of France, Francois I, declares war on neighboring Spain. 
  9. 1529 Monday: Through the Treaty of Saragossa, Spain and Portugal divided the New World between them.
  10. 1610 Thursday: In Venice, Republic of Venice, future 241st Roman Catholic Pope Alexander VIII is born Pietro Vito Ottoboni.  He would become the Vicar of Christ on October 06, 1689, and would lead his global flock from that date until February 01, 1691.
  11. 1792 Sunday: President George Washington proclaimed American neutrality in the war in Europe.
  12. 1793 Monday: President George Washington attends Rickett’s, the first circus to appear in the new United States of America.
  13. 1832 Sunday: In Adams, New York, future 3rd U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Julius Sterling Morton is born.  A future Democrat, Secretary Morton would serve under President Grover Cleveland from March 07, 1893, to March 05, 1897.
  14. 1837 Saturday: The 27th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McKinley assumed his position on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Democrat, President Martin Van Buren nominated his fellow Democrat to fill a new seat on the Supreme Court.  Associate Justice McKinley served from today until July 19, 1852.
  15. 1838 Sunday: The English ship Sirius docks in New York City; it is the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
  16. 1861 Monday: General Robert E. Lee becomes head of the Confederate forces of Virginia.
  17. 1864 Friday: Congress authorized the use of the phrase, “In God We Trust,” which first appears on two-cent U.S. coins.
  18. 1876 Saturday: In the first official National League baseball game, Boston defeated Philadelphia by a final score of 6-5.
  19. 1884 Tuesday: The United States recognizes King Leopold II of Belgium’s Congo Free State.
  20. 1889 Monday: At high noon, the Oklahoma Land Rush begins; within hours, the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie form with populations of at least 10,000 citizens.
  21. 1897 Thursday: In New York City, the Jewish newspaper, “Forward,” begins publication and is still in print today.
  22. 1898 Friday: The first shot of the Spanish-American War occurred on this date when the USS Nashville captured a Spanish merchant ship on the high seas.
  23. 1903 Wednesday: In St. Paul, Minnesota, the 32nd U.S. Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey, died at age 87.  A Republican, Ramsey served under President Rutherford B. Hayes from December 10, 1879, to March 05, 1881.
  24. 1914 Wednesday: Mexico severs diplomatic relations with the United States.  Elsewhere, Babe Ruth makes his pitching debut as a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.
  25. 1915 Thursday: The use of chemical weapons in World War I escalates when the Germans release chlorine gas in the Second Battle of Ypres.  French defenders flee the town of Ypres, but Canadian reinforcements appear on scene and manage to hold the Germans in check.  On the Eastern Front, the Russians are having mixed success as they fight their way through the Carpathian Mountain pass of Uzhok.  Austro-Hungarian troops have managed to stem the tide but a counterattack towards the town of Styrj is repulsed.  Elsewhere, the New York Yankees wore pinstripes and the hat-in-the-ring logo for the first time.
  26. 1916 Saturday: Allied forces in German East Africa continue their pursuit of the Kaiser’s forces but as is the norm, every time the British and Commonwealth troops think they have brought them to a decisive battle, they manage to disappear into the tropical rain forests.
  27. 1917 Sunday: British and Ottoman Turkish forces come to battle on the western side of the Tigris River in Mesopotamia.  Elsewhere, the Siege of Kut continues as the Turks continue their ongoing bombardment of the fabled town.  The British and Indian troops got themselves caught in a trap from which there was no extrication and men, and animals are dying of starvation and thirst.  The Turks continue giving them opportunities to surrender but a British force this size has never surrendered in the field.
  28. 1918 Monday: With the Russians out of World War I, Austro-Hungarian reinforcements are beginning to arrive in Belgium from the Eastern Front.  The Germans are going to go for broke in a desperate bid to win the war. 
  29. 1930 Tuesday: In London, the United States, Great Britain, and the Empire of Japan sign a naval treaty, which spells out which each nation’s naval fleet can be as well as the number of ships it might have—the Japanese did not like this.
  30. 1931 Wednesday: James G. Ray landed an autogiro on the lawn of the White House on this date.
  31. 1937 Thursday: Jack Nitzche—future keyboardist with Crazy Horse[i] (1970-71), Quicksilver Messenger Service[ii] in the mid-1970s, and with other bands—was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois.
  32. 1938 Friday: 45 workers died in a coalmine explosion at Keen Mountain in Buchanan County, Virginia.
  33. 1940 Monday: North of Lillehammer, Norway, British resistance is beginning to collapse against the Nazi drive to secure the nation and stamp out all resistance.  The Brits will soon be attempting to find ways to evacuate their forces.
  34. 1941 Tuesday: Fighting around Dessie in East Africa begins to subside.  Remaining Italian forces commence falling back with South African troops following swiftly behind them.
  35. 1942 Wednesday: British and Chinese troops are preparing to make a stand at Meiktila in Burma in the hope of stunting the ongoing Imperial Japanese assault. 
  36. 1943 Thursday: The Luftwaffe continues the attempt to get supplies to the trapped Afrika Korps in Tunisia; however, without control of the skies, the Luftwaffe is losing too many planes in the endeavor what with the loss of 30 transports being shot down just today.
  37. 1944 Saturday: During World War II, Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini, meet at Salzburg, Austria, to confer on war aims.  Meanwhile in the Pacific Theater, U.S. forces began invading Japanese-held New Guinea with amphibious landings at Hollandia and Aitape.
  38. 1945 Sunday: Chief of the SS Heinrich Himmler meets with Swedish Count Bernadotte and gives him a proposal to carry to the Allies: the Germans will surrender to the Western Allies BUT NOT to the Soviet Union.  The Swiss diplomat agrees to pass the message to the Allies.  Elsewhere, in the Pacific Theater, American and Filipino forces continue liberating the Philippines as they land on lesser islands and begin going after Japanese garrisons.
  39. 1946 Monday: In Washington, D.C., Harlan F. Stone, died.  President Calvin Coolidge nominated Stone to fill Associate Justice Joseph McKenna’s seat.  In this role, the 73rd over-all justice served from March 02, 1925, to July 03, 1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated the Republican justice to fill Charles Evans Hughes’ seat which made Stone the 12th Chief Justice of the United States.  In this capacity, he served from July 03, 1941, to April 22, 1946.  Prior to either of these positions, Stone served his nation as its 52nd U.S. attorney general.  In this capacity, he served under President Calvin Coolidge from April 07, 1924, to March 01, 1925, before moving up to SCOTUS.
  40. 1950 Saturday: Peter Frampton, future lead guitarist and vocalist with the British bands, the Herd and Humble Pie[iii], and later of a solo career lasting until today was born in Beckenham, Kent, England, on this date.
  41. 1951 Sunday: In Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, Paul Carrack future vocalist/guitarist with Mike + the Mechanics[iv] is born.
  42. 1952 Tuesday: An atomic bomb test in Nevada became the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television as a B-50 Superfortress dropped a 31-kiloton bomb on the desert floor.
  43. 1954 Thursday: Live television coverage of the U.S. Senate’s Army-McCarthy hearings begins on this date.  Elsewhere, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu rages on and with the loss of Huguette 1, the People’s Army now is able to blanket the remnants of the airfield as well as the drop zones for reinforcements sent in by air drop.  Communist artillery is able to blanket much of the base, taking out supplies as well as causing havoc among the remaining supply vehicles.  A counterattack to re-seize Huguette 1 from the communists is planned for tomorrow.  New units are being formed using remnants of others.  This attack must succeed at all costs.[v]
  44. 1955 Friday: The U.S. Congress orders the inscription “In God We Trust” on all coins minted in the United States.
  45. 1959 Wednesday: The 52nd U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles left his post on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from January 26, 1953, until today.  His replacement, the 53rd U.S. Secretary of State Christian Herter took his position.  He also served under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from today until January 20, 1961.  
  46. 1967 Saturday: Randy Matson set a world record with a shot-put toss of 71 feet, and 5.5 inches at College Station, Texas.
  47. 1970 Wednesday: Millions of Americans concerned about the environment observed the first “Earth Day.”[vi]
  48. 1972 Saturday: In Struthers, Ohio, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers scores a TKO at the 2:38 minute mark of Round 5 in a scheduled 10-round bout over Canadian Bob Felstein.  With the win, Shavers record to 38-2.
  49. 1976 Thursday: Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television.
  50. 1979 Sunday: To keep Keith Richards out of a Canadian prison, the Rolling Stones[vii] perform a free concert in that nation.
  51. 1982 Thursday: In Traverse City, Michigan, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers wins a 10-round bout on points over fellow American boxer, Ali Haakim which puts his record to 65-10-1.
  52. 1983 Friday: The West German news magazine Stern announced the discovery of 60 volumes of personal diaries purportedly written by Adolf Hitler; however, the diaries turned out to be nothing more than a hoax.
  53. 1987 Wednesday: The American Physical Society said that the “Star Wars” missile system was ‘highly questionable’ and would require 10 years of research.
  54. 1989 Saturday: In the MLB, Nolan Ryan strikes out Ricky Henderson for his 5,000th strikeout.
  55. 1990 Sunday: After 39 months of captivity, Muslim extremists in Lebanon release American captive, Robert Polhill.
  56. 1992 Wednesday: In Washington, D.C., a museum for the Holocaust opens to the public.  Elsewhere, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, heavyweight boxer Tony “TNT” Tucker scores a TKO over his opponent, Jesus Contreras, at the 1:27-minute mark of Round 6 at a scheduled 10-round bout.  This put Tucker’s record to 44-1-1.
  57. 1993 Thursday: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, D.C., to honor the victims of Nazi extermination.
  58. 1994 Friday: Four days after suffering a stroke, Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, died in a New York hospital; he was 81-years old  Prior to becoming president, Nixon served as the nation’s 36th vice president from 1953-1961 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  Meanwhile, Michael “Double M” Moorer beats Evander Holyfield via a 12-round split decision to win the WBA and IBF heavyweight boxing titles of the world.  Holyfield’s record went to 30-2 with the stunning loss while “Double M’s” record went to 35-0.
  59. 1995 Saturday: George Foreman beats Axel Schultz in a 12 round split decision to win the vacant WBU heavyweight boxing title of the world and retained the IBF heavyweight title.  With this victory, Foreman improved his pro record to 74-4.  Conversely, Schultz’s record dropped to 21-2-1.
  60. 1997 Tuesday: The Peruvian government sent commandos into the Japanese ambassador’s residence to put an end to a 126-day hostage crisis; all 14 Tupac Amaru rebels lost their lives while all 72 hostages were rescued; however, one died later due to gunshot wounds.  
  61. 2003 Tuesday: The Third World wins yet again as the new International Criminal Court selects Argentine lawyer Luis Moreno Ocampo to become the first prosecutor of the new world court.  Instead of choosing American or Europeans to do the honors, they did into the bowels of the Third World to find left-wing individuals to do the dirty work.
  62. 2004 Thursday: On this tragic day, U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who’d traded in a multi-million-dollar NFL contract to serve in Afghanistan, was killed by friendly fire; he was 27.  Elsewhere, the U.N. Security Council- calling upon all 191 member nations to assist- orders an investigation into the corruption surrounding the “Oil for Food” program set up after the First Gulf War back in 1991.  The program allowed Saddam Hussein to sell oil to the rest of the world in exchange for food.
  63. 2005 Friday: In a federal court, terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui pleads guilty to terrorism charges.  The POS scumbag overslept and failed to show up when the four planes took off on September 11, 2001.  The so-called 20th hijacker will be in prison for years to come…or so we hope.
  64. 2006 Saturday: In Kharkov in the Ukraine, two homemade bombs detonate in two grocery stores injuring 14 people.   Meanwhile, a Taliban roadside bomb claims the lives of four Canadian soldiers. 
  65. 2007 Sunday: “Former Islamist” (NO one is ever a ‘former Islamist’) Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given the ‘okay’ for the arrest of, detention of, and even the torture of Christian citizens within his country.  Could we see another Armenian Genocide brewing here?  Erdogan is little more than a big piece of festering pig crap and so wants to be a DICTATOR.   Someone needs to eliminate this guy.
  66. 2008 Tuesday: In the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Primary, candidate Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, wins big, giving Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-IL, a big smackdown.   Meanwhile, a federal grand jury in Las Vegas, Nevada, indicts an unidentified suspect on possession of ricin, a nerve agent.
  67. 2009 Wednesday: Japan reports its first trade deficit since 1981.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate Intel Committee announces that the Bush administration authorized the use of torture ahead of the capture of foreign jihadists on the battlefield.   The report also noted the calls for use of a specialized facility where ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ would be utilized such as ones learned by the U.S. military from its returned POWs from North Korea during the Korean War.  Wow.
  68. 2010 Thursday: The British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon rig that blew up two days prior begins to sink into the Gulf of Mexico; crude oil leaks into the surrounding waters at an alarming rate.   Authorities estimate at least 8,000 barrels of crude oil are going into the Gulf of Mexico every day as well as diesel fuel that the resulting explosion failed to consume.  Meanwhile, 11 people are still missing…
  69. 2011 Friday: After airstrikes destroy 30 – 40 per cent of Libya’s ground forces, U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen states the war is moving toward a stalemate.  Elsewhere, things go awry in the Gaza Strip when a mysterious blast at a factory- probably a bomb-making factory if you will- occurs sending three fortunate souls to meet with Allah sooner than expected and leaving another three wishing they could have gone with their buddies.  Exercise more caution, jihadis.
  70. 2012 Sunday: The U.S. military is faced with having to monitor its servicemen-and-women in Afghanistan after reports of opiate and other drug usage, as well as distribution, begin to arise.  Of course, this smacks of the Vietnam War Era when numerous service personnel were hooked on opiates or involved in their trafficking.   Meanwhile, naval forces from both Russia and the People’s Republic of China participate in joint exercises in the Yellow Sea.
  71. 2013 Monday: The News Corporation phone hacking scandal results in the company’s agreement to pay $139 million to American shareholders.  Elsewhere, the first performer at the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969, 5:07 to 7:00 P.M.—Richie Havens[viii]—died on this date in Jersey City, N.J. at age 72.  Elsewhere, fighting between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram human scum continues in Borno state.   Human rights activists are blasting the Nigerians, but local military authorities claim they are ‘inflating the numbers.’
  72. 2014 Tuesday:  An American, Meb Keflezighi, wins the men’s Boston Marathon, one year after two jihadist brothers from Chechnya bombed the race the previous year; an American last won the men’s race in 1983.  Elsewhere, a Russian court orders Alexei Navalny, an anti-Putin, pro-democracy Russian political activist, to pay the sum of 300,000 rubles to settle a libel suit made by a Putin stooge whom Navalny labeled a drug addict.
  73. 2015 Wednesday: Following a lengthy battle over abortion in the U.S. Senate passes by a unanimous vote a bill to combat human trafficking.  Elsewhere, following disputes between the European Union and Russian natural gas giant, Gazprom, the European Union threatens to launch an anti-trust suit against the company, a company that supplies natural gas to much of the European Continent.  How is this going to end?
  74. 2016 Friday: Mayor Boris Johnson of London is peeved with U.S. President Barack Obama.  The 44th president has this effect on people.  Regarding Brexit, Mayor BoJo, also a member of the British Cabinet, says of President Obama that he is both ‘hypocritical and inconsistent’ in putting in his two cents regarding the desire of the British people to undergo Brexit.  What right does the Bamster have telling another country- especially our oldest ally- to NOT do something.  
  75. 2017 Saturday: As the Trump transition continues, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy gets the axe and is sent packing.  For the time being, Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams will serve as the Acting Surgeon General.  Elsewhere, angry Venezuelans continue protesting against the regime of faux President Nicolas Maduro. 
  76. 2018 Sunday: A bus crash in northern North Korea kills at least 36 people, most of them Chinese tourists.  WTF is there to see in North Korea other than pain, misery, and suffering?   Meanwhile, Saudi warplanes kill 20-plus people at a wedding in northwestern Yemen.   Target: Houthi rebels so the wedding attendees most likely were terrorists.
  77. 2019 Monday: ‘Nobody’ Congressman Seth Moulton, DS-MA 6th congressional district says, ‘I am running for the Democratic Party’s 2020 Presidential nomination.’  Big deal.   Meanwhile, the Trump administration directs that ALL nations buying oil from Iran stop doing so by May 01 so that they can cripple the country economically and stop their march towards the development of nuclear weapons.  
  78. 2020 Wednesday: At the time of this publishing, the confirmed cases of the Chinese Wuhan Virus Crisis, aka COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, aka Wuhan Flu, aka the Kung Flu around the planet sit at 2,614,040 what with confirmed deaths at 182,004 but confirmed recoveries at 706,636.  In the United States, confirmed total number of cases is 840,625 what with 46,996 confirmed deaths and 76,864 confirmed recoveries.  Meanwhile, in the s-hole country where this all began- the People’s Republic of China- the Chin continue claiming 83,868 confirmed cases and 4,636 confirmed deaths.  How interesting is that?  Western intelligence agencies have reported a greater number of deaths that dwarf anything the communist government claims is the truth.  Shame on them.
  79. 2021 Thursday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 144,025,288 confirmed cases, +1,013,182, 3,062,087  confirmed deaths, +15,938, and 82,570,488 confirmed recoveries, +590,604.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 32,039,261 confirmed cases, UP 160,965 from yesterday’s reporting, 574,418 confirmed deaths, UP 1,717, (figures for the U.S. are the same as yesterday’s) and 119,051,035 confirmed recoveries.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[ix] 
  80. 2021 Thursday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 250,546 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- feeble old Joe, in another four to five weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    
  81. 2021 Thursday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,725,196 confirmed cases, 61,170 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,191,038 confirmed cases, 34,696 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,885 confirmed cases, 474 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 392,013 confirmed cases, 5,466 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., New Mexico, the fictional home of “Breaking Bad”: they have 195,793 confirmed cases, 4,022 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[x]   
  82. 2021 Thursday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 837,807 confirmed cases, 6,346 confirmed deaths, and 829,127 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Moldova, a former piece of the old Soviet Union: 247,391 cases of the virus, 5,643 confirmed deaths and 234,204 confirmed recoveries.[xi]    In other foreign Chi-Vi news, we learned today that FAKE Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have been discovered in countries such as Mexico and Poland.
  83. 2021 Thursday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,815.90, DOWN 321.41 points (-0.94%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,818.41, DOWN 131.81 points (-0.94%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,134.98, DOWN 38.44 points (-0.92%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $61.78 per barrel, +0.35 (+0.57%).  The price of GOLD is $1,784.20 per troy oz., +2.30 (+0.12%) while the price of SILVER is $26.18 per troy ounce, -0.01 (-0.02%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,206.50 per troy oz, -2.00 (-0.17%) while the price of COPPER is $4.27 per pound, -0.01 (-0.19%).[xii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,828.60 per troy oz, -47.13 (-1.64%).[xiii] The price of RHODIUM is $29,200.00 per troy oz., -300.00 (-1.02%).[xiv]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000019.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.49 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.93.     In Iraqi Dinar, one greenback equals 1,460.00 and in Jamaican dollar, a buck equals 150.04.[xv]   In other business news, Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, says that ‘small business owners cannot find enough employees.’
  84. 2021 Thursday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Three States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.979 per gallon, $2.808 in Florida, $3.758 in Hawaii, and $3.397 in Washington state.[xvi]    Let’s look at one other location- Maryland: $2.772.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,201,534,976,782 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xvii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  85. 2021 Thursday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– a new report hit the news cycle today suggesting that Health and Human Services, an agency headed by Secretary Xavier Becerra, a man who never met an illegal alien he did not want to protect or a baby to abort, is paying travel expenses for (NAMBLA) and other groups to come pick up illegal alien brats and then take them elsewhere in the country.  Shady foster care services are making BIG BUCKS right now caring for illegal alien minors.  Meanwhile, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, RINO, calls Joe Biden on the spot demanding that the feeble old coot declare a “CRISIS” along the southern border.  Speaking of calling a ‘crisis’ a ‘crisis,’ Politico has forbidden its employees from labeling the southern border crisis a ‘crisis.’  Sad.  (Note- Congressman Andy Biggs, R-AZ 5th congressional district, says that ‘Joe Biden won’t visit the border, so he won’t be forced into acknowledging we have a BORDER CRISIS.’   In other border news, Congresswoman Lisa McClain, R-MI 10th congressional district, says that ‘Joe Biden is aiding the Mexican drug cartels by taking the illegal alien kids and distributing them across the country.’  Can we stop doing this, Joe?   Congressman Darrell Issa, R-CA 50th congressional district, points out that resistance in Arizona to mass illegal alien invasion shows there are problems in the White House.
  86. 2021 Thursday G: Earth Day Climate Communism News– Conservative commentators with the balls to call out Joe Biden point out that his so-called ‘climate summit’ is little more than a gift to the Chi-Coms who will agree to anything and then forge ahead with their plans.  Who can blame them?  Since it’s ‘Earth Day,’ Joe Biden rolls out sweeping new climate goals that are little more than open doorways for communism to consume both the country and the world.  Thanks, Joe.   Speaking of our drooling commander-in-chief, Climate Change protesters pushed pink wheelbarrows full of steer manure through the streets of Washington, D.C. and dumped them out in front of the White House.  They claim Old Joe is full of s**t.  Wow.  Meanwhile, it’s another Earth Day so it’s another opportunity for angry teenager Greta Thunberg to lambaste the world’s politicians once again.  Young lady, why don’t you row your boat to Beijing and tell comrade Xi Jinping how HE is responsible for f**king up the world?  You might find yourself vacationing in Xinjiang Province.   
  87. 2021 Thursday H: Joe Biden News I– In an interesting turn of events, Joe Biden is expected to call the ‘Armenian Genocide’ the ‘Armenian Genocide.’  This is going to drive the Turks berserk.  F**k them.  Meanwhile, Joe Biden is talking about raising the capital gains tax to 39.6-to-43.3-percent which collapsed the stock markets today (see Thursday 2021 D) and will kill all further business development and progress.  Thanks, Joe, thanks.  Next, “Kooky Kamala” Harris is set to speak with Guatemalan officials on Monday, seeking ways to ‘fix’ the ongoing illegal alien crisis.
  88. 2021 Thursday I: Political News I– Senator Joe Manchin, D-W. VA, says he ‘won’t budge on the Senate filibuster.’  Next, Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR, is going to visit Iowa on June 29, 2021, to help fellow GOP politicians in election bids.  Some believe this is testing the waters for a run in 2024, something with which, we don’t concur.  Moving on, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would make Washington, D.C., a state, something the U.S. Constitution expressly forbids.  It moves onto the U.S. Senate.
  89. 2021 Thursday J: Crime And Punishment News– Governor J. Kevin Stitt, R-OK, signed a pair of bills into law today that protect motorists from ‘protesters.’  Not long after he did that, there was an INSURRECTION in the State House in which, a bunch of BLM supporters stormed the building and had to be tossed out on their butts by security.  Excellent.   Next, the POS Islamist from Syria[xviii], let in on the refugee program under President Barack Hussein Obama who shot up the King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado, is being charged with having a high-capacity magazine.  Say it ain’t so!  Next, Columbus, Ohio, following the death of a 16-year-old Ma’ Khia Bryant was shot dead by a police officer yesterday as she was in the act of stabbing another young girl, protests and riots are occurring in the city, especially after troglodyte LeBron “Fecal Matter” James poured gasoline all over the fire yesterday with a threatening tweet against the officer involved in the action.  Look, when you are threatening someone with an 8-eight-inch blade and you are overheard saying, “I’M GOING TO STAB THE F**K OUT OF YOU, BITCH,” was the officer supposed to stand aside and watch the deed done?  Enough with this bulls**t.  Moving on, Tucker Carlson reported tonight on his Fox News Channel program that SEXUAL ASSAULTS in New York City this past couple of months are UP by…get this…322-percent.  Gee whiz.  WTF is Mayor Bill “The Blank” Di Blasio doing to halt this horrendous sexual crime wave?  Nothing.  Finally, the POS Bangladeshi that tried to carry out a suicide bombing in the Times Square subway station received a life term in federal prison today.   
  90. 2021 Thursday K: Supreme Court News– On a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court rejects limits imposed on life sentences for juveniles.  This led to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor slamming her fellow justices- but Brett Kavanaugh in particular- noting that the newer justices are willing to overturn precedent extremely easy.   Speaking of liberals, Democrats are demanding (don’t they always) that Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett recuse herself from a donor privacy case.  C’mon, Dems NEVER recuse themselves from anything.   Speaking of the nation’s high court, GOP senators are speaking out against the Democratic Party’s twisted scheme of packing the court.[xix]
  91. 2021 Thursday L: Miscellaneous News– The Department of Homeland Security reveals yet another cybersecurity hack into U.S. systems, blaming the Russkies when everyone knows it’s the Chi-Coms doing the evil deeds.  Next, the U.S. Senate passes a bill making it a crime to practice Asian Hate.  Folks, the Dems must tell the BLACK DEMOCRATS to stop attacking the ASIAN DEMOCRATS.  Everyone knows what has been going on, black Americans assaulting Asian Americans and for what?  Did the Dems mobilize their shock troops to commit these heinous acts?  We think so.  Next, former aide to former Governor Chris “Krispy Kreme” Christie, Bridget Kelly, says the ‘big oaf is unfit to ever become president.’  He engineered ‘Bridgegate,’ and Ms. Kelly underwent two criminal trials, was facing prison until the Supreme Court tossed this bogus case.   Elsewhere, Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, is scheduled to give the rebuttal to Joe Biden’s upcoming ‘address’ to a joint session of Congress. 
  92. 2021 Thursday M: Foreign News / Overseas News I– Late last night, the so-called ‘religion of peace’ (you know of whom we speak) carried out a suicide car-bombing outside a luxury hotel in Quetta, Pakistan.  The resulting explosion killed four and wounded at least 11.  Supposedly, the Chi-Com ambassador was on site, so no one knows for sure whether he was the target, or it was just another day at the office for the jihadists.  Speaking of the Chi-Coms, Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR, is putting forth a bill designed to crack down on People’s Republic of China infiltrating our institutions of higher learning.  Good.  Next, Senator Rick Scott, R-FL, slams the enfeebled Joe Biden over his crackpot plans for rejoining with the Iranians in the deeply flawed JCPOA.   Moving on, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggests the U.S. could give eventual U.S. citizenship for illegal aliens willing to plant trees.  How about they plant them in YOUR country?).
  93. 2021 Thursday N: Foreign News / Overseas News II– A new report suggests that the Russians are suspected of launching directed energy attacks on U.S. military personnel.  Okay, uh, when claims of Vladimir Putin placing bounties atop the heads of U.S. soldiers led to demands that President Donald J. Trump go to war with the Russkies, how come the very same voices aren’t demanding that Joe Biden go to war?  Speaking of the Russians, it appears they have blinked and have pulled their forces back from the eastern border of Ukraine.  Wow.  Joe scared them.  In other ‘foreign news,’ a team of scientists are urging Congress to release more information on UFOs after one incident comes to light in which, a UFO going along at 120 miles per hour over Puerto Rico suddenly splits in two and heads off in different directions.  Folks, we have a problem on this planet.  What are we going to do about it?  (Note- this incident occurred back in 2013 so why are we just hearing about it now?)  Finally, at the upcoming meeting of House Republicans, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA 23rd congressional district, says that President Donald J. Trump WON’T be addressing the group.
  94. 2022 Friday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 508,616,252 confirmed cases, +974,756, 6,240,448 confirmed deaths, +5,090 and 460,943,098 confirmed recoveries, +1,056,239. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,628,089 confirmed cases, UP 75,317 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,018,154 confirmed deaths, UP 571,[xx] and 80,402,401 confirmed recoveries, UP to 57,979.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxi]
  95. 2022 Friday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 568,861 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- intellectually inadequate old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number seen by the Trump administration in a year of the raging coronavirus pandemic. Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,645 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus.  From this point forward, ALL COVID-19 deaths are atop Joe Biden.  He has surpassed President Donald J. Trump’s 15-month number by 204,106 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 457 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.          
  96. 2022 Friday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,191,546 confirmed cases, 90,145 confirmed deaths, and 8,939,283 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,943,165 confirmed cases, 73,822 confirmed deaths, and 5,808,378 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 245,035 confirmed cases, 1,407 confirmed deaths, and 238,184 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,483,332 confirmed cases, 12,657 confirmed deaths, and 1,440,717 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands: they have 16,091 confirmed cases, 111 confirmed deaths, and 15,736 confirmed recoveries.[xxii]   
  97. 2022 Friday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,047,693 confirmed cases, 10,658 confirmed deaths, and 4,009,152 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Macao, 220th place on the list: 82 cases of the virus, 0 confirmed death and 82 confirmed recoveries.[xxiii]                         
  98. 2022 Friday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,811.40, DOWN 981.36 points (-2.82%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,839.29 DOWN 335.56 points (-2.55%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,271.78, DOWN 121.88 points (-2.77%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $101.75 per barrel, -2.04 (-1.97%).  The price of GOLD is $1,932.50 per troy oz., -15.70 (-0.81%) while the price of SILVER is $24.19 per troy ounce, -0.43 (-1.75%).  The price of PLATINUM is $923.00 per troy oz, -44.80 (-4.63%) while the price of COPPER is $4.58 per pound, -0.12 (-2.56%).[xxiv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,374.82 per troy oz., -47.07 (-1.94%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,650.00 per troy oz., -100.00 (-0.53%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,095,000.00 per CNY/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,244.00 per USD/T, -54.00 (-1.64%). The price of ZINC is $4,388.00 per USD/T., -62.00 (-1.39%).   The price of COCOA is $2,506.00 per USD/T, -34.00 (-1.34%).  The price of COFFEE is $226.00 per USD/T, -2.15 (-0.94%).  The price of CORN is $791.75 per USD/T, -7.50 (-0.94%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,002.60 USD 1,000 board feet -22.40 (-2.19%).[xxv]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.50 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.93 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.22, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 74.88 of theirs.    In Netherlands Antilles Guilder, one greenback equals 1.80 and in New Israeli Shekel, a buck equals 3.27 and in New Zealand Dollar, one dollar equals 1.50 of theirs.[xxvi]       
  99. 2022 Friday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.685 per gallon, $4.110 in Florida, $5.240 in Hawaii, and $4.685 in Washington state.[xxvii]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Maryland- $4.047.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the 24th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Russia: $2.421 per U.S. Gallon.[xxviii] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,402,029,192,644 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxix]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do which is not good- those two bastards should have met their ends on the chopping block.  As for holders of U.S. debt, after United Arab Emirates the next largest holder of U.S. debt is ALL OTHERS.  These nations holds $215,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  100. 2022 Friday F: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis– Moscow now says that they are going to conquer all of eastern Ukraine as well as southern Ukraine so they can then focus on intimidating Moldova into submission.   Meanwhile, a new report informs the world that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites fought off a Russian jamming attack over Ukraine the other day.   Satellite images are showing mass graves surrounding Mariupol in eastern Ukraine holding as many as 9,000 or more corpses.  Whether they are Ukrainian civilians or slain Russians is unclear; however, the defenders within the city continue to put up a defense which is driving the Russians and their mercenaries insane.
  101. 2022 Friday G: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis II– The families of the lost sailors who went down with the Moskva when it was sunk by Ukrainian forces last week are demanding answers from Vladimir Putin and his military regime.  They want to know WHY their sons and daughters went down with the ship in an unnecessary war.   Things are growing much more tense in Russia as the FSB is scooping up critics of the Russo-Ukrainian War such as opposition activist, Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr.  A criminal case has been opened against him and he could soon be staying with Alexei Navalny in the Siberian slammer.   Speculation abounds about Russian President Vladimir Putin as a recent series of photos shows him speaking with his defense minister. His right foot is tapping feverishly, he grips the table with one hand, his face, hands, and neck are bloated, and he looks worse than Adolf Hitler did in 1945.  Regarding Hitler, his personal doctor, Dr. Theodor Morell was injecting the Fuhrer with 75 different drugs per day including methamphetamine so what is Putin’s excuse?  The Joe Biden ‘disease,’ i.e., advance senility?
  102. 2022 Friday H: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I– Vice President Kamala Harris has been in charge of the border disaster for the past 385 days and it’s been 299 days since she arrived on scene to do her job.  What a tragedy.  The cost of caring for the Biden-Harris illegals since January 01, 2022, is $713,581,700.  The cost of caring for the illegals since the two took their oaths to defend the Constitution of the United States and the American people is $42,459,387,443.  The number of illegals who have crossed the border since the year began is a shocking 1,139,758.  Next, the conservative low estimate of illegals in the country is a shockingly low 46,571,415.  We suspect the number to be closer to 85-to-125 million illegal aliens which is a travesty no sane country can withstand. Next, a Texas National Guard member was swept away attempting to rescue struggling illegals drowning in the Rio Grande River.  The search continues for the unfortunate guardsman.  (Sources for the AICPENDBLOG.COM Illegal Alien Numbers: Center for Immigration Studies, Department of Homeland Security, Federation for American Immigration Reform, Institute for Defense Analyses, Yale, MIT, and, of course, the God-given common sense each of us has at his or her disposal).
  103. 2022 Friday I: Foreign News-Overseas News I– Bowing to pressure, Pope Francis calls off a meeting he had scheduled with a Russian patriarch due to the Russian being an ardent supporter of President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.   Meanwhile, another Russian, Olympic swimmer Evgeny Rylov has been given a nine-month suspension in international swimming events because the POS attended a pro-Vladimir Putin rally.  Next, Austria turns off the Russian oil spigot.  Meanwhile, the European Union is begging its citizens to voluntarily reduce energy usage so as to slash the dependence on Russian oil.
  104. 2022 Friday J: Foreign News-Overseas News II– British Prime Minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson is no slacker, and he says that ‘next week, the Brits will be reopening their embassy in Kyiv.’  Wow.  Where the hell is Joe Biden?  (Note- Joe is worried more about trannys and their rights than he is in promoting and defending the United States).   Elsewhere, after back-to-attack attacks on U.S. troops, diplomats from Iraq and Iran to meet. However, President Volodymyr Zelensky says the ‘U.S. most definitely will be reopening their embassy very soon.’  Next, after the Ukrainian postal service debuts a new anti-Russian postage stamp online, a cyberattack shuts them down.
  105. 2022 Friday K: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News– (1) Pfizer: $48.15 (2) AstraZeneca: $65.86 (3) Novavax: $46.65 (4) Merck & Company: $84.59 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $181.54  (6) BioNTech: $145.07 (7) Moderna: $140.34.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Pfizer: $53.13 (2) AstraZeneca: $69.05 (3) Novavax: $58.55 (4) Merck & Company: $86.91 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $179.89  (6) BioNTech: $175.29 (7) Moderna: $165.49.
  106. 2022 Friday L: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News– (1) Raytheon: $100.52 (2) Boeing: $176.92 (3) General Dynamics: $238.79 (4) Lockheed Martin: $445.79 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $447.40.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Raytheon: $104.27 (2) Boeing: $181.94 (3) General Dynamics: $243.74 (4) Lockheed Martin: $467.66 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $467.20.
  107. 2022 Friday M: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News– (1) Ansell Ltd.: $26.15 (2) DuPont: $67.29 (3) 3M: $149.17 (4) Honeywell: $190.63  (5) Teijen: $1,374.00.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Ansell Ltd.: $25.18 (2) DuPont: $68.78 (3) 3M: $147.36 (4) Honeywell: $195.19  (5) Teijen: $1,324.00.
  108. 2022 Friday N: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News– (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $21.79 (2) Beyond Meat: $37.60  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $69.33.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $28.48 (2) Beyond Meat: $43.01  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $67.88.
  109. 2022 Friday O: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News– (1) Wal-Mart: $156.86 (2) Lowe’s: $197.06 (3) Home Depot: $300.11 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $571.70 (5) Amazon: $2,887.00.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Wal-Mart: $157.05 (2) Lowe’s: $201.28 (3) Home Depot: $304.67 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $590.39 (5) Amazon: $3,034.13.
  110. 2022 Friday P: Joe Biden’s Daily Disaster– A new Gallup poll says that Joe Biden’s popularity rating is the second lowest in presidential history.  While we suggest that Barack Hussein Obama’s was worst, we know that President Richard M. Nixon rates the lowest.  In other devastating news to the so-called ‘Catholic president,’ Catholic League President William Anthony Donahue is slamming President Biden over his embrace of ‘transgender mania.’  Yikes, Joe.  How much worse can it get for you?
  111. 2022 Friday Q: Joe Biden Regime News I– Despite a growing rebellion among Democrats and red state governors going for broke to end the border invasion, the Biden regime says that it’s still going to end Title 42 on May 23, 2022,  whether they like it or they don’t.  Wow.  Meanwhile, struggling Joe Biden arrived on the West Coast today to do some fundraising and not to discuss defending our borders.  In Portland, Oregon, Joe Biden gave a rambling, stumbling speech to a tiny crowd and in his remarks, said that ‘Americans should stop feeling sorry for themselves’ regarding inflation and unaffordable prices.  Then in Seattle, he talked about climate change before ambling off into the hands of his handlers.  Where was the Easter bunny?  To cap things off, Joe grasped the lectern, leaned forward to the almost nonexistent crowd, begin whispering, then mumbling, and finally stuttering and stammering about how the GOP has become the MAGA party.  (Note- look for Joe to outlaw the Republican Party ahead of the 2022 Mid-Term Elections).
  112. 2022 Friday R: Joe Biden Regime News II– In Washington, D.C., today, another busload of Joe Biden’s illegal aliens arrived in the nation’s capital.  Dump ‘em on the White House lawn.  They should not need ID there anymore than they need ID along the U.S.-Mexico border.   Next, after the BIG SCARE at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, the FAA says it failed to inform the Capitol Hill Police Department of the parachute jump into Washington Nationals Stadium.  As you recall, a parachutist caused mass panic at the Capitol.  Was it the return of the INSURRECTIONISTS?  Oh, God, say it ain’t so.
  113. 2022 Friday S: Political News I– Democrats do what Democrats do best: use the system to topple their foes.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA 14th district, appeared in administrative court in Atlanta, Georgia, today where her Democrat opponents are trying to remove her from the primary ballot because (1) they hate her and (2) they know they can’t beat her.  He enemies are attempting to tie her to the false flag operation authorized by U.S. House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi.  Charged with no crime, the Dems still seek to remove her from the ballot.  Her attorney informed the hearing that all she did was to exercise her First Amendment rights.  The congresswoman says that all she was doing was asking people to come and to attend a peaceful march.
  114. 2022 Friday T: Political News II– Randi Weingarten- well-known socialist head of the American Federation of Teachers says that ‘parental rights laws in education are the way in which wars are started.’  Wow.  We suspect Ms. Weingarten may be going the way of Jimmy Hoffa soon.  Know when you’ve reached the apex of your career and then bow out gracefully; otherwise, you could end up in a landfill in the Garden State.
  115. 2022 Friday U: Political News III– In dire news for U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, RINO-CA 23rd district, Rep. “Lyin’ Liz” Cheney released audio from around January 06, 2022, in which, ‘Lyin’ Liz’ prompted Leader McCarthy to say that he was going to suggest to President Donald J. Trump that ‘IF impeached again, he should resign.’  This first came up yesterday and Rep. McCarthy denied ever saying it; however, today, ‘Lyin’ Liz’ Cheney got even with the California congressman by releasing the audio damning him as the anti-Trump RINO POS that he is.  Republicans in the Golden State’s 23rd district tell us they will be voting for Republican Jay Obernolte in June’s primary.  Dick Morris told Grant Stinchfield on Newsmax that ‘McCarthy will probably have to go,’ that ‘Trump will most likely push him out,’ and that the ‘only way McCarthy could survive is that he looks better in comparison than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, RINO-KY.[xxx]
  116. 2022 Friday V: Political News IV– Former President Barack Hussein Obama once again has to add his two bits to the conversation.  He says that Meta-Facebook and Twitter are private companies and don’t have to practice freedom of speech.  Wow.  Next, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DS-NY 14th district, shedding tears while speaking about the trauma she claims to have suffered on January 06, 2021- remember, she was in another building several blocks away from the Capitol- says, ‘this is no joke- they’re coming back.’  Well, this time we hope the ‘insurrectionists find YOU.’ Moving on, Rep. James Comer, R-KY 1st district, says that Twitter ‘must release data on Hunter Biden’s activities and his laptop.’
  117. 2022 Friday W: Political News V– Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY 21st district, says, ‘it’s not right for the Dems trying to force fellow GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA 14th district, off the primary ballot.  In other news, former ambassador to Germany and to the United Nations Ric Grenell says that ‘the Dems, Joe Biden, and ‘Merkelism’ in Germany’ set the war in Ukraine in motion.
  118. 2022 Friday X: Political News VI– Greg Kelly on Newsmax played an audio clip of former Governor John Kasich, RINO-OH, and former ‘2016 presidential primary candidate’ said on his radio show, Kasich and Klepper, that following losing the nomination to businessman Donald J. Trump, he broke down and started blubbering like the crybaby he is.
  119. 2022 Friday Y: Lawsuit and Legal News– The punk who started an altercation with heavyweight boxing champion “Iron Mike” Tyson on an airliner the other day has lawyered up while “Iron Mike’s” legal representatives say the putz was bothering him throughout the flight and then finally threw a water bottle at the famous fighter.  This led Mr. Tyson to turn around and punch the dimwit into early senility.  It’s a cut-and-dry case for Mr. Tyson.  Lock the punk up for instigating a fight he was never going to win.   Meanwhile, Tennessee has passed a new law that will force drunk drivers- guilty of killing a parent while driving while intoxicated- to pay support to the kids of the parents they kill.  This is absolutely amazing.  Good for you!
  120. 2022 Friday Z: Big Tech News– Netflix, reeling from a precipitous drop in stock value through the loss of hundreds of thousands of subscribers said today they will curtail spending in an effort to woo young people back to their crumbling site.  We suspect they will go the way of the ‘video store,’ relegated to the dustbin of history.  Meanwhile, Florida passed the law stripping Disney of its special governing and taxation privileges which led to a precipitous fall in their stock prices.  All Disney has to do is to just shut the hell up.  Be neutral and tell your employees to be neutral, too, while on the job.  Outside of work, if you want to prance around in pink tutus defending ‘transgender rights,’ go for it but stop with supporting the indoctrination of kids ages kindergarten to Third Grade.  Enough is flipping enough, already.  Now, your employer owes billions of dollars in taxes which means some of you are going to get the ax.
  121. 2022 Friday AA: Big Tech News II– New data shows that BIG TECH censored stories critical of Joe Biden 600-plus times over a two-year-cycle.  Why would anyone be surprised?  We know they did everything imaginable to cover up the truth of Hunter Biden’s laptop story which would have swayed the election for sure.  (We still believe that President Donald J. Trump won the 2020 Presidential Election by amazing numbers).
  122. 2022 Friday BB: New York State News– Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner resigned today following video of the arrest of an eight-year-old shoplifter.  Passersby attempted to interfere with the police officers and once again the media is in a stage of outrage screaming and yelling racism.  If a family member would discipline the brat at home, he would not be out shoplifting but no, they permit the kid to run amok and then when he’s caught, the media and their left-wing allies turn it into yet another reason for social unrest across the nation.  Put the kid in with the Cho-Mos.  He won’t shoplift again.
  123. 2022 Friday CC: California Lottery Results-Mega-Millions Draw– Here are the results for the Mega-Millions Draw #1757 what with a $22 million jackpot on the line: 07, 28, 29, 58, 59, and Mega 10.  Out of 51,626 winning tickets, the highest winners were 27 people who had FOUR numbers for a prize of $513 apiece.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[vii] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members’ solo projects.  We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor.  Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces. 

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

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

[x] See previous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

109. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2022

2017 Wednesday: FOX News announces its letting go of long-time news host, Bill O’Reilly, following purported allegations of sexual improprieties. We learned somewhat later that the accusations were ginned up so the network could boot him in favor of Tucker Carlson.

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109. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2022:

Patriot’s Day (Maine and Massachusetts)

Vice President Walter F. Mondale; U.S. Attorney General Wayne MacVeagh; U.S. Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton; Acting U.S. Transportation Secretary Maria Cino; the Animals featuring Alan Price, the Association featuring Larry Ramos, the Band featuring Levon Helm, Free and Backstreet Crawler featuring Paul Kossoff, and the Turtles featuring Mark Volman:

  1. 1054 Wednesday: The 152nd Roman Catholic Pope St. Leo IX ended his time as the shepherd of all Christendom on this date.  He first became pontiff on February 12, 1049, and over the course of the subsequent 5 years and 66 days, guided his earthly flock on its journey to commune with the Lord.
  2. 1587 Sunday:  Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz, Spain and sinks Spanish fleet.
  3. 1764 Thursday: The English Parliament banned the American colonies from printing paper money.
  4. 1770 Thursday: English Captain James Cook first sees the continent of Australia.
  5. 1775 Wednesday: The American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord. 
  6. 1782 Friday: John Adams secures the recognition of the United States as an independent government by the Dutch Republic and what is more, the house Adams purchased in The Hague, Netherlands, becomes the first U.S. Embassy.
  7. 1810 Thursday: Venezuela achieves home rule on this date having driven the Spaniards out of their country.
  8. 1833 Friday: In Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, future 36th U.S. Attorney General Wayne MacVeagh is born.   A Republican, then a Democrat, and then a Republican. he served under President Grover Cleveland from March 05, 1881, to December 15, 1881.
  9. 1861 Friday: During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln orders a naval blockade of Confederate ports.
  10. 1865 Wednesday: At the White House, a funeral for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier, took place.  From there, his coffin underwent transportation to the U.S. Capitol for a private memorial service.
  11. 1874 Sunday: Fire destroys the U.S. barracks on Alcatraz Island.
  12. 1897 Monday: John J. McDermott wins the first Boston Marathon race in 2:55:10.
  13. 1901 Friday: In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his compatriots to end their rebellion and use peaceful means to work with the U.S. toward independence.
  14. 1904 Tuesday: Fire destroys most of the Canadian city of Toronto.
  15. 1906 Thursday: The San Francisco Earthquake kills 452 people.
  16. 1915 Monday: Armenians around the town of Van are trying to resist the Ottoman Turks as they push to carry out the infamous Armenian Genocide.  The Turks are able to storm the town and liquidate at least 2,500 of the defenders.
  17. 1919 Saturday: The French assembly decides on an eight-hour workday.
  18. 1924 Saturday: The radio program “National Barn Dance” premieres on WLS Chicago.
  19. 1932 Tuesday: Authorities capture Bonnie Parker in a failed hardware store burglary and jails her.  However, a grand jury fails to indict her and within a few months, she walks free from jail.          
  20. 1933 Wednesday: The United States went off the Gold Standard thanks to Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s desire to capture as much of the gold supply as possible.
  21. 1934 Thursday: Shirley Temple appears in her first movie, “Stand Up & Cheer.”
  22. 1936 Sunday: In Palestine, anti-Jewish riots erupt, courtesy of Nazi sympathizers.
  23. 1939 Wednesday: Connecticut approved the Bill of Rights for the U.S. Constitution after sitting on it for 148 years.
  24. 1940 Friday: During World War II, as the Allies wage a losing battle in Norway with the Nazis, German forces continue building up for the big invasion of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg, slated to occur next month.
  25. 1941 Saturday: During World War II, Axis member Bulgaria invades Macedonia.  Elsewhere, the Luftwaffe carries out a massive bombing of London, damaging numerous buildings and causing chaos in the streets.  Meanwhile, in the East African Theater, South African troops continue their drive north from Addis Ababa on the road to Italian Eritrea where a battle soon ensues.
  26. 1942 Sunday: Future keyboardist and founding member of the British rock band, the Animals[i], Alan Price, was born in Fatfield, Washington, County Durham, England, on this date.  Elsewhere, Larry Ramos, future guitarist/vocalist with the Association[ii] was born in Waimea, Kauai County, Hawaii, on this date.
  27. 1943 Monday: During World War II, tens of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto began a valiant but futile battle against Nazi forces.  The Nazi occupiers had no idea that the inhabitants were surreptitiously bringing in guns and ammunition, that they were stockpiling medical supplies, food, water, and that everyone who was capable of fighting would be able to fight.  The Jews knew the consequences of their actions would mean death but so would doing nothing.  The Nazis were hastily loading Jews aboard transport trains for one-way trips to the gas chambers.  And liberal Democrats claim there was NO Holocaust.
  28. 1944 Wednesday: The Imperial Japanese launch three simultaneous operations to crush Chinese resistance.  The war is going poorly for them, and they want to speed up operations on Mainland China so as to be able to send troops to protect the home islands.  Meanwhile, the Soviet Black Sea fleet begins bombarding the Nazi-and-Rumanian-occupied fortress city of Sebastopol in the Crimea.  Any Axis troops unable to evacuate to the west by sea are now trapped within their positions.  Elsewhere, other Red Army land operations sputter to an end as they run out of supplies.
  29. 1945 Thursday: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel” opened on Broadway.  Meanwhile, off the shores of Okinawa, the U.S. aircraft carrier Franklin, suffers heavy damage from kamikaze attacks.  Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, the Red Army has conquered the Seelow Heights on the outskirts of Berlin.  Fighting is fierce as old men and young boys- Hitler Jugend- fight with a passion heretofore unseen by the Red Army.  Losses are terrific but the Soviets have come this far NOT to be deterred.  Berlin must and will fall.
  30. 1947 Saturday: Future vocalist/guitarist with the surf-rock band, the Turtles[iii]—Mark Volman—is born in Los Angeles, California, on this date.  He also played with Frank Zappa in the Mothers.
  31. 1948 Monday: Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China[iv].  Elsewhere, ABC-TV network begins operations.
  32. 1951 Thursday: General Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his Far East Command by President Harry S. Truman, bade farewell in an address to Congress in which, he quoted a line from a ballad: “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”
  33. 1954 Monday: Fighting at Dien Bien Phu continues as the French continue trying to relieve exhausted troops fighting at the remaining Huguette outposts north of the airfield.   At the same time, other French forces are trying to fight to reestablish communications with Isabelle south of the camp, the second largest outpost in the rings surrounding the main base.  There is a desperate plan cooked up by the French leadership in Hanoi that a relief force will fight to open a passage for the defenders to escape if only the southern expedition can fight through their own battles to get there on time.  Add to that a cold spell and harsh weather and getting in reinforcements and supplies is becoming challenging.[v]
  34. 1957 Friday: In Buffalo, New York, future 14.1st Acting U.S. Secretary of Transportation Maria Cino is born.  A Republican, Secretary Cino would serve under President George W. Bush from August 07, 2006, to October 17, 2006.
  35. 1958 Saturday: The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers played the first major league baseball game on the West Coast.
  36. 1960 Tuesday: In Major League Baseball, team jerseys begin displaying the names of the players on their backs along with their numbers.
  37. 1961 Wednesday: In Louisville, Kentucky, up-and-coming heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay scores a TKO of opponent, LaMar Clark at the 1:27-minute mark of Round 2 in a scheduled 8-round bout to put his pro record to 6-0.
  38. 1965 Monday: The TAMI Show premieres in London.
  39. 1966 Tuesday: Bobbi Gibb, 23, became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon at a time when only men were allowed to participate.  She jumped into the middle of the pack after the sound of the starting pistol and finished in 3:21:40.
  40. 1971 Monday: For his part in the Tate-La Bianca slayings, Charles Manson receives the death sentence.
  41. 1972 Wednesday: Bangladesh becomes a member of the British Commonwealth.
  42. 1976 Monday: Paul Kossoff, noted guitarist of the band Free[vi] and then of his own group, Back Street Crawler[vii], died of drug abuse-related illnesses while traveling to New York City.
  43. 1977 Tuesday: The Supreme Court, in Ingraham v. Wright, ruled 5-4 that even severe spanking of school-aged children by faculty members did not violate the Eighth Amendment ban against cruel and unusual punishment.
  44. 1979 Thursday: In Easton, Maryland, former 39th U.S. Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton died at age 64.  A Republican, Secretary Morton served under Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford from January 29, 1971, to April 30, 1975.
  45. 1982 Monday: Astronauts Sally K. Ride and Guion S. Bluford Jr., became the first woman and first African American tapped for U.S. Space Missions.
  46. 1986 Saturday: At the Las Vegas Hilton in Winchester, Nevada, the ‘Easton Assassin”- heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes- loses a 15-round split decision against IBF and The Ring magazine heavyweight champion Michael “The Jinx” Spinks.   Holmes second loss in a row- and his second to “The Jinx” in a row- put his pro record to 48-2.   As for the champ, his record went to 29-0.  On the undercard, heavyweight boxer Buster Douglas scores a unanimous 10-round decision over opponent, David Jaco, to put his record to 22-3-1-1.  As for Jaco, his record went to 19-7 with the loss.
  47. 1987 Sunday: In the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers end their season with a devastating 12-70 record.
  48. 1989 Wednesday: A gun turret aboard the USS Iowa explodes resulting in the deaths of 47 sailors and numerous injuries.
  49. 1990 Thursday: Members of the NBA teams the Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76’ers get into a brawl, resulting in more than $162,500 of fines, an NBA record until today.
  50. 1991 Friday: In Atlantic City, New Jersey, heavyweight boxer Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield beats “Big George” Foreman via a 12-round unanimous decision to put his pro boxing record to 26-0.  He also retained the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles of the world while “Big George’s” record went to 69-3.  On the undercard, heavyweight boxer Tommy “The Duke” Morrison scored a TKO in the 5th round at the 2:06 minute mark of a scheduled 10-round bout over his opponent, Soviet boxer Yuri Vaulin.  This put “The Duke’s” record to 27-0.
  51. 1993 Monday: The 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing their way in; dozens of people, including cult leader David Koresh, lost their lives in the conflagration.  This date marked the first time in American history in which the government of the United States used tanks and other military hardware against American citizens and neither President Bill Clinton nor his attorney general, Janet Reno, has had to answer for this monstrous crime.
  52. 1994 Tuesday: Rodney King receives $3,800,000 in compensation of police beating.
  53. 1995  Wednesday: A truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.  Bomber Timothy McVeigh was later convicted of federal murder charges and executed.
  54. 2004 Monday: Argentine soccer legend, Diego Maradona, is reported to have suffered a major heart attack in Buenos Aires and is in the hospital.
  55. 2005 Tuesday: Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, becomes the 265th pope.  He would guide all of Roman Catholicism from today until February 28, 2013, when the Church forced him into retirement.  Elsewhere, the nomination of John Bolton to become the next ambassador to the United Nations receives a death blow when Senator George Voinovich, R-OH, says in committee that he ‘cannot vote for this man to become the face of the U.S. in such an important body.’  This puts the nomination of Bolton on hold for another 30 days at least so the FBI can investigate claims that he ‘yells at people’ or ‘treats them mean.’  Ai yi-yi!
  56. 2006 Wednesday: White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan announces his resignation from the White House staff.  Many expect that Karl Rove, top adviser to President George W. Bush, will take over in the press room; then again, maybe not.  The Bush administration is fearful of the mid-term elections going against the administration. 
  57. 2007 Thursday: Amnesty International does its job and reports that the Taliban is committing heinous acts on the population of Afghanistan.  It’s who these people are.
  58. 2008 Saturday: Insane Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threatens a new mass uprising if the U.S. and their Sunni flunkies do not stop going after his people. 
  59. 2009 Sunday: President Barack Hussein Obama, much to the horror of the liberal losers who voted for him the previous November, announces that ALL CIA officers who used enhanced interrogation techniques will NOT- repeat- NOT- be prosecuted.
  60. 2010 Monday: Kyrgyzstan unrest continues as over 1,000 people in Jala-Abad gather in the town’s main square denouncing Otunbayeva’s interim government and chanting pro-Bakiyev slogans.  Elsewhere, election officials in Baghdad order a recount of ballots after numerous complaints were raised about the authenticity of the elections.
  61. 2011 Tuesday: In Cuba, Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party’s central committee.  Elsewhere, following reports that prison authorities are stripping Pfc. Bradley Manning and removing his clothes while he remains in his cell have prompted public outrage which leads to the U.S. military transferring him to Leavenworth, Kansas, where he will be housed in the military lockup, away from prying eyes.
  62. 2012 Thursday: Levon Helm, famed multi-instrument musician who played with the Band[viii] for numerous years lost his battle with cancer on this date.   He died in New York City at the age of 71.  
  63. 2013 Friday: Former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, undergoes arrest and charging for unlawfully detaining judges in 2007.
  64. 2014 Saturday: According to Brainy History, Chinese auto manufacturer FAW Group announces it will commence taking orders for its new Red Flag L5 custom-made auto; the car is like a Ferrari and will cost the purchaser approximately $803,000. 
  65. 2015 Sunday: The European Union agrees to meet following the sinking of a refugee-laden boat in the Mediterranean that claims the lives of 900 or more people.  They hope to create a plan and to fund it that will help them prevent all such disasters. 
  66. 2016 Tuesday: In a Chi-Com court, a computer programmer by the name of Huang Yu, a resident of Sichuan, to death for having leaked more than 150,000 sensitive documents of high value to an unknown foreign power.  He won’t be sitting on death row for 20-30 years before sentence occurs.
  67. 2017 Wednesday: FOX News announces its letting go of long-time news host, Bill O’Reilly, following purported allegations of sexual improprieties.  We learned somewhat later that the accusations were ginned up so the network could boot him in favor of Tucker Carlson.   Elsewhere, Caracas, Venezuela, sees the ‘Mother of All Marches” as hundreds of thousands of people turn out to protest the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro.  In subsequent events, several people are killed or injured on both sides of the political divide.
  68. 2018 Thursday: Following the stepping down of President Raul Castro, Cuba elects Miguel Dias-Canel the communist island nation’s new president.  Meanwhile, one day after the U.S. Senate votes to allow ‘babies on its floor,’ Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, brings her newborn babe to the world’s most august body.   Elsewhere, the government of Ukraine is urging Russian ‘separatists’ in the Donbass not to flood a mine where the Soviet Union once stored nuclear weapons.  It could cause a humongous environmental disaster; then again, no one ever said Russians were ‘gifted individuals.’
  69. 2019 Friday: Famed German composer and conductor Martin Böttcher, dies at age 91.  Meanwhile, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announces a $350 million grant for researchers to find ways to cut the number of opioid deaths in the four hardest hit states.  Elsewhere, media reports that former Vice President (and Senator) Joe Biden has decided that next week, he will officially announce he is in the race for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.  Finally, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announces a bill that would raise the minimum age for tobacco products from 18 to 21.
  70. 2020 Sunday: Thanks to Chinese incompetence or by purpose, the COVID-19 continues killing people around the planet.  As of today, there are 2,382,064 confirmed cases of the Kung Flu, 165,636 confirmed deaths, and 611,791 confirmed recoveries which is great.  The United States acknowledges 762,690 confirmed cases, 40,548 confirmed deaths, and 68,119 confirmed recoveries.  Meanwhile, communist China, the place where this debacle originated claims 88,302 confirmed cases what with- get this- 4,632 confirmed deaths and 82,589 confirmed recoveries.  What a bunch of lying scumbags but then, communists always lie.  When this is over will be time enough for those affected by the Wuhan Virus Crisis to begin suing the living bejeezus out of every communist official as well as the labs and the wet markets where this barbarity originated.
  71. 2021 Monday: COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE PLANET AS A WHOLE: 141,684,613 confirmed cases, +690,758, 3,024,290  confirmed deaths, +9,715, and 81,018,628 confirmed recoveries, +562,181.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 31,878,296 confirmed cases, UP 10,922 from yesterday’s reporting, 572,701 confirmed deaths, UP 546, and 119,038,619 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] 
  72. 2021 Monday A: NOTE: SINCE JOE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 247,905 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.    
  73. 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: 3,718,223 confirmed cases, 60,994 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,173,138 confirmed cases, 34,471 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,715 confirmed cases, 474 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 387,382 confirmed cases, 5,427 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Mississippi, the home of the New South: they have 309,186 confirmed cases, 7,153 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[x]   Meanwhile, the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci says he expects to see the Johnson & Johnson vaccine back in action later this week.  In other Chi-Vi news, today, we learned that more than half of our fellow Americans have received at least ONE of their Xi Jinping Bat Flu vaccines.
  74. 2021 Monday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 837,047 confirmed cases, 6,335 confirmed deaths, and 828,488 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Dominican Republic, a place where horrible attacks on U.S. tourists seem to occur with shocking regularity: 261,129 cases of the virus, 3,418 confirmed deaths and 218,724 confirmed recoveries.[xi]    
  75. 2021 Monday D:   STOCK MARKET CLOSES/PRECIOUS AND RARE METALS: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,077.63, DOWN 123.04 points (-0.36%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,914.76, DOWN 137.58 points (-0.98%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,163.06, DOWN 22.21 points (-0.53%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $63.59 per barrel, +0.17 (+0.27%).  The price of GOLD is $1,770.80 per troy oz., +0.20 (+0.01%) while the price of SILVER is $25.86 per troy ounce, +0.02 (+0.09%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,211.70 per troy oz, +5.20 (+0.43%) while the price of COPPER is $4.24 per pound, -0.00 (-0.01%).[xii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,797.85 per troy oz, +20.35 (+0.73%).[xiii] The price of RHODIUM is $29,000.00 per troy oz., +400.00 (+1.40%).[xiv]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.51 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.82.     In Hong Kong dollar, one greenback equals 7.77 and in Hungarian Forint, a buck equals 299.57.[xv]   
  76. 2021 Monday E: U.S. NATIONAL DEBT AND GASOLINE PRICES IN THE THREE STATES IN WHICH WE HAVE CHEF-AUTHORS– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.971 per gallon, $2.822 in Florida, $3.734 in Hawaii, and $3.374 in Washington state.[xvi]    Let’s look at one other location- Kentucky: $2.734.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,190,082,334,572 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.
  77. 2021 Monday F: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS I– Governor Ron DeSantis,[xviii] R-FL, signs the most pro-law enforcement bill on the books and also has consequences for violent rioters.  God bless you, sir!  Next, a poll in New York state says that ’54-percent of the voters view Governor Andrew “Killer” Cuomo, aka the Love Go, aka the Gropin’ Gov, with disdain.  Another poll tried to say the voters would vote for this POS again, but no one believes that.  Speaking of the Empire State, a judge rules that the case, N.Y. v. Amazon will remain at the state level and not move up the chain to the federal level.   In other interesting “Killer” Cuomo news, N.Y. Attorney General Leticia James may be ‘reviewing’ the erstwhile governor’s autobiographical ‘novel’ of the wonderful job he did during the Chinese Virus pandemic, the one in which, he consigned tens of thousands of New York’s elderly and ill to their deaths.
  78. 2021 Monday G: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS II– The Texas House of Representatives okays a bill dropping permits to open-carry firearms in the state.  Speaking of the Lone Star State, the former Austin Police Department detective sought in the shooting deaths of three people yesterday has been scooped up in police custody.   Next, President Donald J. Trump advises decrepit Joe Biden NOT to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan on the symbolic date of September 11, 2021, the 20-year-anniversary of the Islamist attack on New York City, on the Pentagon, and on a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Will old drooling Joe Biden listen to the sage advice?  Most likely not. 
  79. 2021 Monday H: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS III– Elsewhere, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA 14th congressional district, is putting forth a bill demanding the expulsion of lunatic Congresswoman Maxine “Prune Face” Waters, DS-CA 43rd congressional district, over her visit to Minnesota over the weekend to encourage VIOLENCE no matter the outcome of the murder trial of Officer Derek Chauvin.  House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, DS-CA 12th congressional district, is standing by her fellow octogenarian by saying, “She did nothing wrong.”  Both of these imbeciles must be voted out of office or impeached and removed.   In the case of “Prune Face” Waters, she should be doing time prison.  (Dr. Alan Dershowitz says that ‘Maxine Waters singlehandedly may have caused a mistrial due to her careless words.’[xix]   In other news, as the deathwatch of Putin critic Alexei Navalny begins, Joe Biden begins uttering some incoherent words in defense of the imprisoned freedom fighter.
  80. 2021 Monday I: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS IV– Congressman Steve Stivers, R-OH 15th congressional district is resigning his seat to head his state’s Chamber of Commerce.   Next, a Jewish coalition may expel the Zionists of America for them being critical of radical anti-Semite scum such as Congresswomen Rashida “Foul Mouth” Tlaib, DS-MI 13th congressional district, and Ilhan “Allah Akbar” Omar, DS-MN 5th congressional district, by calling them out for their anti-Israel bigotry.  What did ZOA say wrong?   Next, Republican leaders are demanding a meeting with ‘Border Czar’ “Kooky Kamala” Harris so they can discuss the BORDER CRISIS, the one a word-slurring Joe Biden long claimed it wasn’t but now says it is and do something about it.  “Kooky Kamala” Harris has crisscrossed the country but has gone NOWHERE near the border since coming into office.  Speaking of the BORDER CRISIS, Joe Biden issued new rules to Customs and Border Patrol telling them ‘NO LONGER can they use the words ‘illegal alien’ and ‘assimilation’ when discussing the ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS POURING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN BORDER.’  WTF?   Speaking of ILLEGALS, Joe Biden’s handlers pledge that fuddled old Joe is going to raise the numbers of REFUGEES accepted into the country but that his original goal of hundreds of thousands may not occur.   (Interesting note- late this afternoon, the White House began walking back Joe Biden’s mumbled statements about the ‘crisis’ on the southern border.  Maybe they’ll CANCEL JOE?).
  81. 2021 Monday J: INTERESTING HYPOCRISY OF THE DAY–  Facebook is now censoring criticism of Black Lives Matter skank Patrice Cullors who has purchased several million dollars’ worth of real estate using money donated to BLM by dimwits such as FB cofounder Dustin Moskovitz who gave $5 million to the Marxist organization.  We cannot have people calling out LIBERAL HYPOCRISY now can we and so the great social media platform won’t let anyone call them out on it.
  82. 2021 Monday K: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT– After the defense wrapped up its closing arguments in the trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, the jury now has the case and cities from Minneapolis to Chicago to Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, California, to Portland, Oregon, are all preparing for out-of-control riots should he be acquitted on ALL charges.  Judge Peter Cahill says, ‘it will be an easy appeal what with Congresswoman Maxine “Prune Face” Waters urging VIOLENCE on American society NO MATTER WHAT VERDICT THE JURY DELIVERS.  (Note- we have said this and will continue saying it, ‘we think Officer Chauvin is going to get off.  Completely.  The blame will rest on liberal Democrats.  Period.  We think that had not the liberals involved themselves, had not the city of Minneapolis paid George Floyd’s family in the week prior to the start of the trial, they may have gotten a just verdict whereas now- as with George Zimmerman, aka the “White Hispanic,” they won’t get the verdict they seek.  IF they do, Chauvin will beat it on appeal).
  83. 2021 Monday L: NOTABLE DEATH– Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale who served under President Jimmy Carter from January 20, 1977, to January 20, 1981, died today in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of 93.  He also was the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer in 1984 with New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, D-NY 9th congressional district as his running mate.  They were soundly defeated by President Ronald Reagan.  Bon voyage, Mr. Vice President.   In other notable news, we learn today that Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick did not die from having his head ‘stoved in with a fire extinguisher’ as multiple media sources proclaimed for months on end during the FALSE FLAG OPERATION on January 06, 2021, but from a combination of two strokes caused by chemical irritants sprayed in his face by Antifa ‘protesters.’
  84. 2022 Tuesday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 505,737,568 confirmed cases, +718,359, 6,227,272 confirmed deaths, +2,913 and 457,655,561 confirmed recoveries, +1,211,298. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,415,140 confirmed cases, UP 59,724 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,016,149 confirmed deaths, UP 452,[xx] and 80,272,269 confirmed recoveries, UP to 46,943.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxi]
  85. 2022 Tuesday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 566,856 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- intellectually inadequate old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number seen by the Trump administration in a year of the raging coronavirus pandemic. Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,645 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus.  From this point forward, ALL COVID-19 deaths are atop Joe Biden.  He has surpassed President Donald J. Trump’s 15-month number by 202,101 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 454 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  86. 2022 Tuesday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,160,884 confirmed cases, 89,829 confirmed deaths, and 8,927,386 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,932,238 confirmed cases, 73,738 confirmed deaths, and 5,804,985 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 243,299 confirmed cases, 1,390 confirmed deaths, and 237,374 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,477,863 confirmed cases, 12,626 confirmed deaths, and 1,438,153 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Vermont: they have 120,503 confirmed cases, 626 confirmed deaths, and 114,526 confirmed recoveries.[xxii]   
  87. 2022 Tuesday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,040,944 confirmed cases, 10,647 confirmed deaths, and 3,941,841 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Wallis and Futuna, 217th place on the list: 454 cases of the virus, 7 confirmed death and 438 confirmed recoveries.[xxiii]                         
  88. 2022 Tuesday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,911.20, UP 499.51 points (+1.45%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,619.66 UP 287.30 points (+2.15%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,462.21, UP 70.52 points (+1.61%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $103.75 per barrel, +1.19 (+1.16%).  The price of GOLD is $1,949.80 per troy oz., -9.20 (-0.47%) while the price of SILVER is $25.17 per troy ounce, +0.23 (-0.89%).  The price of PLATINUM is $990.10 per troy oz, +1.40 (+0.14%) while the price of COPPER is $4.71 per pound, -0.01 (-0.28%).[xxiv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,371.42 per troy oz., -0.51 (-0.02%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,900.00 per troy oz., -300.00 (-1.56%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,105,000.00 per CNY/T, +10,000.00 (+0.91%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,261.00 per USD/T, -24.50 (-0.75%). The price of ZINC is $4,507.00 per USD/T., +95.00 (+2.15%).   The price of COCOA is $2,525.00 per USD/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of COFFEE is $221.30 per USD/T, -2.20 (-0.98%).  The price of LUMBER is $938.60 USD 1,000 board feet +14.70 (+1.59%).[xxv]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000024.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.39 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.93 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.01, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 78.25 of theirs.    In Mauritanian Rupee, one greenback equals 42.90 and in Moldovan Leu, a buck equals 18.45 and in Mongolian Tughrik, one dollar equals 3,030.00 of theirs.[xxvi]       
  89. 2022 Tuesday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.702 per gallon, $4.072 in Florida, $5.239 in Hawaii, and $4.678 in Washington state.[xxvii]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Kentucky- $3.812.  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 21st LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Oman: $2.344 per U.S. Gallon.[xxviii] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,395,519,970,192 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 Sweden the next largest holder of U.S. debt is Philippines.  This nation holds $43,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  90. 2022 Tuesday: Stick around for come what may…

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0805 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Meandering Stream.”  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 historic Ryman Theater in Nashville, Tennessee, has seen loads of unforgettable concerts in its day and Levon Helm’s appearance there in 2011 is among those.  “Ramble at the Ryman” came out on May 17, 2011, and features an unforgettable concert to be sure, one that features Band classics such as “Ophelia,” “Evangeline,” “Rag Mama Rag,” “The Shape I’m in,” “Chest Fever,” and “The Weight”- among others.  There are also tunes he recorded on his solo efforts, all well worth the price of admission.  Joining the drummer, vocalist, and mandolinist are Larry Campbell (guitars, fiddle, mandolins, and vocals), Paul Ossola (bass), Brian Mitchell (keyboards/vocals), Tony Leone (drums), a horn section, and backing vocalists.  The Band isn’t around anymore but this is as close as it gets which is why we encourage everyone to seek this album out and making it a part of their never-ending, perpetually-growing collection.

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

[ii] We promoted the music of the Association beginning on Wednesday, 25-September-2013 through Monday, 07-October-2013.  These guys were amazing, we hope you will check them out and consider adding them to your growing collection of albums and CDs.

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

[iv] Nationalist China is FREE China, the true owners of mainland China.  Driven off the mainland by the Reds in 1948-49 to the island of Formosa, renamed Taiwan, these people held the seat in the United Nations now held by the communists.  Many believe it is high time we return to a Two-China Policy that would recognize both the Free and the communist governments would benefit the entire world.  Many also believe it is time to boot Red China out of the UN and welcome Taiwan back in, especially since the communists gave the world the COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis.

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

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

[vii] We promoted the music of both Koss and Back Street Crawler when we did the previous batch of famed British bands.

[viii] We are hopeful we will present the music of the Band and of its individual members sometime in 2024-2025.  Great music by a superb band

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

[x] 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.

[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] Governor Ron DeSantis also is dumping YouTube in favor of Rumble.

[xix] You know, we suspect she may have done this on purpose so that violence does indeed break out, violence she believes she can use to her benefit.  Wouldn’t it be great if an unruly mob showed up outside her home?

[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.

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

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

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

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

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

  1. 310 Monday: St. Eusebius begins his reign as the 31st Catholic Pope.  He would serve from today until August 17, 310.
  2. 1521 Monday: In the Diet of Worms, breakaway priest, Martin Luther, confronted Emperor Charles V and refused to retract the views that led to his excommunication from the Catholic Church.
  3. 1775 Tuesday: American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott rode through the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that the Regulars were coming.  Later, people attributed the phrase “the British are coming” to Revere even though it is unlikely that he used that wording being British subjects and all.
  4. 1783 Friday: Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it first erupted.
  5. 1799 Thursday: In Hicksford, Virginia, the future 18th U.S. Attorney General John Y. Mason is born.  A Democrat, he would serve under President James K. Polk from March 05, 1845, to September 16,1846.
  6. 1846 Saturday: R.E. House patented the telegraph ticker.
  7. 1853 Monday: The 13th vice president of the United States, (served 03-04-1853 to 04-18-1853), Democrat William R. King—died in office on this date.
  8. 1861 Thursday: Prior to the onset of the American Civil War, General Robert E. Lee rejects an opportunity to command ALL Union Armies but instead, elects to fight for the Confederacy.
  9. 1880 Sunday: A tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
  10. 1882 Tuesday: The 15th U.S. Interior Secretary Henry M. Teller assumed office on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Chester Alan Arthur from today until March 03, 1885, and then became a U.S. senator from the Rocky Mountain State.
  11. 1895 Thursday: The New York State government passed an act that established free public baths for all citizens on this date.
  12. 1902 Friday: Denmark becomes the first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.
  13. 1906 Wednesday: A devastating earthquake stuck San Francisco, California, which a raging fire then followed that swept through the city.  Estimates of the final death toll range between 3,000 and 6,000.
  14. 1910 Monday: Suffragists showed up at the U.S. Capitol with half a million signatures demanding that women receive the right to vote.  Elsewhere, Walter R. Brookins made the first airplane flight at night.
  15. 1916 Tuesday: Fighting continues between German Colonial troops and their South African opponents around Kondona Irangi.  The Germans are able to continue inflicting substantial losses on their Allied opponents which is tying down massive numbers of Allie troops that could be used to better purpose in the European theater.
  16. 1917 Wednesday: The Second Battle of Gaza which began yesterday in earnest is underway.  British artillery and warships begin bombing the hell of out the Turkish positions but the Ottomans being seasoned troops are not flinching.  They will put up a spirited defense to hold onto their hard-won gains.
  17. 1918 Thursday: As Czarist Russia continues imploding, German troops in Finland are fighting to cut off Russian forces fighting to maintain the incorporated nation in their camp.  Meanwhile, another breakaway country, Lithuanian, shows its new national flag.
  18. 1923 Wednesday: The first game at the original Yankee Stadium in New York occurred on this date; the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox by a score of 4-1.  Meanwhile, Poland annexes central Lithuania.
  19. 1924 Friday: The first crossword puzzle book hits publication by Simon & Schuster.
  20. 1927 Monday: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek forms anti-communist government in China[i].
  21. 1934 Wednesday: The first laundromat (called a ‘washateria’) opened in Fort Worth, Texas.
  22. 1936 Saturday: Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu.
  23. 1938 Monday: Superman, aka “The Man of Steel,” made his debut as the first issue of Action Comics (bearing a cover date of June) went on sale for 10 cents a copy.  However, in 2014, a nearly flawless original copy sold on eBay for $3.2 million.
  24. 1941 Friday: Yugoslavia is out of the fight and Greece is soon to follow.  The Axis troops continue pushing deeper into Greece driving all that stands before them farther south.  The German 6th Mountain Division arrives on the outskirts of Mt. Olympus. 
  25. 1942 Saturday: An air squadron from the USS Hornet led by Lt. Colonel James H. Doolittle raided Tokyo and other Japanese cities.  The B-25 bombers launched off the pitching decks of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet and flew to their targets.  Most caught the Japanese by surprise and since the bombing mission was a one-way flight, the planes that managed to avoid being shot down flew into China and ditched.  The Japanese were angry as hornets and went after the air crews with venom.  Many were killed where they were found.   Meanwhile, the first World War II edition of The Stars and Stripes underwent publication as a weekly newspaper.
  26. 1943 Sunday: During World War II, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander-in-chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, died as U.S. fighters intercepted his aircraft as it approached Bougainville in the Solomon Islands and shot it down.  Elsewhere, future bassist with the British jazz-rock band, Colosseum[ii]– Tony Reeves- is born in New Eltham, Southeast London, England, on this date.
  27. 1944 Tuesday: As the Red Army continues rolling up the Axis in the Crimea, the Soviets capture the historic settlement of Balaklava on the western shore.  Any Axis troops not fortunate enough to be evacuated by sea to the west will wind up in POW camps…if they’re lucky.  
  28. 1945 Wednesday: Famed American war correspondent Ernie Pyle, 44, died by Japanese gunfire on the Pacific island of Ie Shima off Okinawa.  Elsewhere, Il Duce Benito Mussolini visits Milan in the hopes of being able to make a stand there with his remaining loyal Fascist troops.  Things would not end well for him there.
  29. 1946 Thursday: In Windsor, Ontario, California, Skip Spence, future original drummer of the Jefferson Airplane[iii] and later vocalist and guitarist with the San Francisco band, Moby Grape[iv], was born on this date.  Meanwhile, the United States recognizes the Yugoslavia government of Marshal Tito.
  30. 1949 Monday: The Republic of Ireland withdraws from the British Commonwealth.
  31. 1954 Sunday:  Colonel Abdel Nasser seizes control of the Egyptian government and proclaims himself the prime minister.   Elsewhere, at Dien Bien Phu, heavy fighting at Huguette 6 ends near dawn with the Viet Minh victorious.  The cost is high for both sides, the French are having difficulty replacing their losses while the People’s Army is scraping the bottom of the barrel in other parts of the country and bringing in teenagers to continue the fight.  There is hope among the French leadership that the U.S. will begin flying air missions to help them…[v]
  32. 1956 Wednesday: Egypt and Israel agree to a ceasefire over the Suez Canal Conflict.  Meanwhile, American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in a civil ceremony.  A church wedding occurred the following day.
  33. 1958 Friday: Government troops retake Padang, Middle-Sumatra, Indonesia, from the Islamist thugs who had control of it.  Elsewhere, a United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound should receive his release from an insane asylum.
  34. 1963 Thursday: In the 16th NBA Finals game, the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers by a final tally of 4 games to 3.  Elsewhere, Dr. James Campbell performs the first human nerve transplant.
  35. 1964 Saturday: In Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax becomes the first pitcher to strike out the side on 9 pitches.
  36. 1966 Monday: In the NBA, Bill Russell becomes the first black head coach of a team, his former one, the Boston Celtics.
  37. 1968 Thursday: Great Britain sells the London Bridge to a U.S. oil company that plans to erect it in the state of Arizona.
  38. 1978 Tuesday: The U.S. Senate votes to turn the Panama Canal over to Panama on December 31, 1999.   (The American people did not vote for President Jimmy Carter to hand the Panama Canal over to the Panamanians who then hire Chi-Coms to operate it).
  39. 1980 Friday: Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK.
  40. 1983 Monday: In Lebanon at the U.S. embassy, a suicide bomber kills 63 people.
  41. 1987 Saturday: A fellow skydiver rescues an unconscious colleague in mid-air.  
  42. 1989 Tuesday: Zimbabwe gains its independence.
  43. 1990 Wednesday: The Supreme Court of the United States rules states could make it a crime to possess or to look at child pornography, even in one’s home.
  44. 1991 Thursday: In Atlantic City, New Jersey, heavyweight boxer Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall scores a 9th round TKO in a scheduled 10-round bout over Bruce Seldon, aka the Atlantic City Express.  Seldon’s record with the loss went to 18-1 while the “Atomic Bull’s” record went to 16-4. 
  45. 1995 Tuesday: Former San Francisco 49ers and current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Joe Montana, announces his retirement from the NFL.
  46. 1996 Thursday: A least 106 civilians die when the Israeli Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quanah, Lebanon.
  47. 2003 Friday: In Baghdad, U.S. military arrives on the scene of a ‘biological testing center’ and discover that various of horrible diseases have been stolen.  Gone are cholera samples, HIV, black fever, polio, and other problematic diseases that can be used as weapons.   Meanwhile law enforcement authorities in the San Francisco Bay-area confirm that the headless body and dead fetus discovered washed up on the shore do belong to the missing Laci Peterson and her unborn child.
  48. 2004 Sunday: Sworn in yesterday, Socialist Party Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain says that in accordance with the will of the Spanish people, all Spanish troops serving in Iraq should be brought home as soon as it is humanly possible.   Elsewhere, following the death of its leader Abdel Aziz Ali Abdul Majid al-Rantisi, killed in an Israeli missile strike the day before selects a new leader but does not take to the streets to announce who the lucky thug is.  They know the Israelis might light up this POS, too.  
  49. 2005 Monday: In the Papal Conclave of 2005, senior cardinals signal no new pope has been chosen by sending up black smoke, the traditional method of signaling no decision.  When white smoke goes up, they have made their choice and will inform the world.  We will await the decision.
  50. 2006 Tuesday: Since becoming president in 2003, Chi-Com President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington state, his first official visit to the United States.  Meanwhile, Russian gas company Gazprom and customer European Union are having issues.  The head of Gazprom told the EU leadership NOT to politicize the delivery of cheap energy for the rest of Europe.
  51. 2007 Wednesday: People across the United States are protesting gun crimes what with the massacre at Virginia Tech earlier in the week.  Police announce their suspect is a Korean student named 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui as the mass murderer.  The POS used two handguns to kill more people in 10 minutes than ever before.  Wow. 
  52. 2008 Friday: Ahead of trade talks between the United States and South Korea, the latter agrees to open its markets to U.S. beef from the former.  (Note- we find it amazing that we have all these allies who won’t take our goods.  What’s up with that?)
  53. 2009 Saturday: At a warehouse in Hunan, communist China, something goes incredibly awry when the place suddenly blows up killing at least 18 people in the initial explosion and wounding and disfiguring God knows how many others.   
  54. 2010 Sunday: President of Iran Mahmud Ahmadinejad calls for ‘alien troops’ to leave and suggests that the regional nations should settle things among themselves.  Tehran wants NO U.S. or other troops anywhere in the Middle East believing that Iran should be the dominant power in the region.
  55. 2011 Monday: Things continue getting out of hand in Syria.  In the city of Homs, anti-government protesters are angrier than ever after the Syrian military opened fire on people protesting the Bashar al-Assad regime.  A military officer who refused to fire on protesters undergoes execution himself.   Anti-Bashar al-Assad protesters are getting whacked all over the country.
  56. 2012 Wednesday: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission together complete rules to limit which firms are required to register with either or both agencies as ‘swap dealers.’  Elsewhere, the wimpified U.S. military is condemning photos of U.S. servicemen posing with the corpses of mangled suicide bombers.  At least two such incidents occurred.  (Note- they should have seen photos from the Vietnam War.  It was what it was).
  57. 2013 Thursday: Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, two planets resembling planet Earth are discovered revolving around the star Kepler-62 in the habitable zone, an area around the stars whose atmospheric pressure can support liquid water at the surface.   Elsewhere, President Barack Obama visits the city of Boston.  Meanwhile, as a condition of talking to the Obama administration, North Korea demands that all UN-imposed sanctions on their country be lifted or screw off.
  58. 2014 Friday: About 80 miles northwest of the resort town of Acapulco, Mexico, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits but the authorities report only minimal damage.  Elsewhere, in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, pro-Russian thugs holding government buildings refuse to surrender them to Ukrainian authorities threatening an international incident.  Kiev needs to send in some worse thugs than the Russian scum holding them and evict them right into a prison cell.  This is what happens when an American president- Bill Clinton- promised the Ukrainians that ‘America would come to their defense if they would only surrender their nuclear weapons.’  This mess occurred shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union.
  59. 2015 Saturday: In Nigeria, 17 people die from a mystery disease within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.  Tests show that the disease is not viral; however, currently, there is no identification.  Elsewhere, the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inducts Ringo Starr[vi] (finally!), the Paul Butterfield Blues Band[vii] (finally!), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts[viii] (finally!), Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble[ix] (guy’s been dead quite a while), Green Day[x], Bill Withers[xi], Lou Reed[xii] (finally), and the Five Royals.
  60. 2016 Monday: U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrives in Baghdad and informs his counterparts that in an effort to defeat ISIS, the U.S. will be sending more troops to help Iraqi troops repel the murderous thugs.  Elsewhere, in the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, a migrant boat off the coast of Egypt, overloaded with Somali immigrants bound for Italy capsizes and at least 400 of the travelers drown.
  61. 2017 Tuesday: After a racist, anti-white gunman goes on a shooting rampage in downtown Fresno, California, law enforcement catches up with the murderous POS charging him with three murders as well as one or two others he committed several days prior to these crimes.   SHOOT him.   Meanwhile, President Trump visits Kenosha, Wisconsin, and signs an executive order with which to strengthen U.S. workers as opposed to foreign workers as well as to examine the number of H-1B visa handed out by the U.S. every year so BIG TECH can avoid hiring American workers in place of low-cost foreign workers. 
  62. 2018 Wednesday: In Managua, Nicaragua, as protesters march protesting cuts to social programs by the Sandinista government, pro-government gangs take to the streets and begin beating the living bejezzus out of them.  Such is the ‘communist way.’   Elsewhere as more information arises from Israeli air strikes into neighboring Syria appears, we learn that their targets were Iranian missile systems with which to target Israeli aircraft.  Well, the Iranians will have to start over…
  63. 2019 Thursday: Attorney General William “Bill” Barr releases a redacted version of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s findings on whether then candidate Donald J. Trump conspired with the Russkies to win the 2016 Presidential Election.  The findings found NO trace of any collusion between Vladimir Putin and candidate Trump but also did not entirely clear President Trump of other ‘alleged’ or ‘suspected wrongdoings.’  Foaming-at-the-mouth Democrats were screaming, “See!  See!  The report did not say Trump didn’t collude; no, it only said no evidence could be uncovered.’  Ah, gee whiz, and so it goes…
  64. 2020 Saturday:  The COVID-19 Virus Crisis continues taking lives and ruining economies around the globe.  Many speculate that the Chinese- allied with the Democrats- set this debacle upon the world.  Rather funny how it sprang up in the death throes of impeachment.  Thank you, communist China, thank you, Democratic Party.  Around the globe, we have 2,310,572 confirmed cases of this horrible disease, 158,691 confirmed deaths, and 590,682 confirmed recoveries. 
    The United States claims 739,988 confirmed cases what with 38,928 confirmed fatalities but 66,357 confirmed recoveries.  Yet Democratic governors such as Gretchen Whitmer and the KKK governor of Virginia, continue locking down their states as though they are communists themselves.  One can only wonder why?  Meanwhile, our ‘friends,’ the People’s Republic of China claim 88,302 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed deaths, and 82,589 confirmed recoveries.
  65. 2020 Saturday: In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the former 72nd U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O’Neill died at age 84.  A Republican, he served under President George W. Bush from January 20, 2001, to December 31, 2002.
  66. 2021 Sunday: COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE PLANET AS A WHOLE: 141,015,440 confirmed cases, +932,847, 3,014,805  confirmed deaths, +12,651, and 80,500,382 confirmed recoveries, +659,474.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 31,867,364 confirmed cases, UP 102,620 from yesterday’s reporting, 572,627 confirmed deaths, UP 1,163, and 119,031,290 confirmed recoveries.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[xiii] 
  67. 2021 Sunday A: NOTE: SINCE JOE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 247,359 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- feeble old Joe, in another two to three weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.   In other COVID-19 news, the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci says it’s ‘unlikely that the J & J Chi-Vi vaccine will be sidelined for good.’  We aren’t going to take that crap so you may as well send it to the Chi-Coms, the Iranians, or some other crap-hole country.  Oh, Dr. Fauci also says ‘guns are a health issues.’  No kidding- get shot by one and you have a problem but then again, so are knives and sledgehammers if misused.
  68. 2021 Sunday B: COVID-19 STATISTICS in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,716,603 confirmed cases, 60,949 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,168,901 confirmed cases, 34,439 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,606 confirmed cases, 474 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 387,312 confirmed cases, 5,427 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Nevada, the home of fraudulent 2020 Election results: they have 310,239 confirmed cases, 5,365 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[xiv] 
  69. 2021 Sunday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 837,047 confirmed cases, 6,338 confirmed deaths, and 828,235 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- the West Bank, long a part of Israel: 279,273 cases of the virus, 2,983 confirmed deaths and 245,293 confirmed recoveries.[xv]  
  70. 2021 Sunday D: U.S. DOLLAR CONVERSIONS– Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.52 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.84 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.92.     In Haitian Gourde, one greenback equals 81.80 and in Honduran Lempira, a buck equals 23.98.[xvi]
  71. 2021 Sunday E: U.S. NATIONAL DEBT AND GASOLINE PRICES IN THE FOUR STATES IN WHICH WE HAVE CHEF-AUTHORS– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.968 per gallon, $2.826 in Florida, $3.745 in Hawaii, and $3.371 in Washington state.[xvii]    Let’s look at one other location- Kansas: $2.676.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,186,291,746,801 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xviii]
  72. 2021 Sunday F: GUNS-GUNS-GUNS– in the era of the FALSE PRESIDENT- Joe Biden- gun crimes continue unabated what a shooting at a bar in Kenosha, Wisconsin, early this morning that killed three and injured another three.  By midday, law enforcement had located a person of interest in this mass shooting.  Meanwhile, another mass shooting occurred in an Austin, Texas, apartment complex when an unknown shooter shot and killed three people and then vanished into thin air.  Police are going door to door searching for the scumbag involved in this crime.  Already, it would appear that more mass shootings have occurred under the Biden regime than in the entire Trump presidency.  Are people this upset with a phony president in the White House?  Are they upset over the phony president’s plans to strip them of their guns that they are pouring out of the woodwork like the cockroaches they are taking care of business before they are forced to mete out justice and/or punishment via baseball bats and meat cleavers?  What the hell is going on?[xix] 
  73. 2021 Sunday G: JOE BIDEN’S BORDER CATASTROPHE– Joe Biden plans to release 400 illegal alien families with their brats into the interior of the country per day by June 2021.  We are not going to provide care for this human refuse, Joe.  Let ‘em die in the streets.  Next, a Texas illegal alien holding pen for young girls gets shut down after a volunteer work dies under mysterious circumstances.   Meanwhile, a mumbling, stumbling phony president, Joe Biden, mutters that he has no numbers regarding refugees he is going to resettle in the United States but is looking at 60,000 this year and another 100,000 per year thereafter.  Thank you, f**king Joe.
  74. 2021 Sunday H: FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS I– Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Australian government says they are in no hurry to reopen their borders that have been closed thanks to COVID-19.  Next, the Czech Republic expels Russian foreign embassy staff over link to alleged 2014 sabotage carried out by the Russkies that blew up a Czech ammo dump.  Meanwhile, we learn that the Chi-Coms are ecstatic over the weakness displayed by both senile Joe Biden and a feeble Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.  Taiwan, we’re coming for you.   Moving on, the GOP is demanding a stronger show of force as the Russian buildup along the Ukrainian border continues.  Invasion coming here soon, too.  We expect the Chi-Coms, the Russians, the Iranians, and others are going to move simultaneously, and Joe Biden will be left playing pocket pool on the sidelines.  Speaking of Joe Biden’s impotency, former DNI John Ratcliffe says ‘America’s adversaries are taking advantage of Joe Biden’s extremely evident weakness.’ 
  75. 2021 Sunday I:  FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS II– President Donald J. Trump says, ‘it’s a positive and wonderful thing to be getting out of Afghanistan but is critical of the timeline of the withdrawal.’  He negotiated the U.S. departure by May 1, 2021, and Joe Biden has extended it to September 11, 2001.  Here is what we think: we think it’s a ploy by the Bidenistas to cause the Taliban to begin launching major attacks on U.S. positions and personnel so the United States can turn around and say, “Oh, woe, we have to remain in the s***hole country for another 4-8 years so we can continue profiting from the death and destruction.”  There is NO reason to remain in Afghanistan, folks.   Elsewhere, the Mossad announces that ‘yes, indeed, the Biden regime is working at getting back into the FAILED Iran nuclear program.’  Thanks for telling us this but we already knew this POS Joe Biden has no original ideas of his own.  Speaking of the Iranian fecal matter, they fired a barrage of rockets into a base utilized by U.S. contractors in Iraq.  Let’s light Tehran up!  Kill ‘em all!
  76. 2021 Sunday J: FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS III– Joe Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan claims that his boss, the incredibly fuddled Joe Biden is taking a ‘tough stance’ on Vladimir Putin’s Russia over its ongoing mistreatment of Putin critic Alexei Navalny.  Why Navalny returned to Russia is beyond us but hey, the Russians are doing horrible crap to the imprisoned anti-Putin, which is not right, but Joe Biden is going to do NOTHING about anything.   Elsewhere, Joe Biden’s climate czar, the incredibly phony John F. “Lurch” Kerry is ignoring South Korea’s complaints about Japan’s releasing of toxic water from its shuttered Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. 
  77. 2021 Sunday K: POLITICAL NEWS I– Former President Donald J. Trump ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands is considering a run for Senator Pat Toomey’s seat in Pennsylvania.   Next, Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, says that Joe Biden unlike President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is in an advantageous position to pack the U.S. Supreme Court.   Many in the GOP are confident that expanding the U.S. Supreme Court will be detrimental to the Democrats in 2022 and again in 2024.  Big flipping deal, the damage will be done and with tens of millions new illegal alien voters, it won’t matter.  Why are you people so obstinately stupid?   Speaking of other stupidity, new SEC Chairman Gary Gensler plans to increase rules and regulations (such as the ones President Donald J. Trump eradicated) so he can help make Joe Biden’s Green New Deal a reality.  Wow.  Going to be great.
  78. 2021 Sunday L: POLITICAL NEWS II– The Grand Old Party in the Peach State has censured not only Governor Brian Kemp, RINO, and others among statewide leadership over their failure to adequately address President Donald J. Trump’s concerns over election fraud.  Speaking of Governor Kemp, former Democrat-turned-Republican Vernon Jones announced yesterday that he is going to primary Gov. Kemp.  Poor Governor Kemp, he should have stood by President Trump as should have Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, another RINO POS.  We hope they lose in next year’s primaries.   Meanwhile, Congressman Devin Nunes, R-CA 22nd congressional district, criticizes befuddled old Joe Biden’s work schedule, says that he is ‘not working hard enough like a purported U.S. president.’  Elsewhere, we learn today that the National Security Agency- the NSA- is targeting U.S. Navy officers who are pro-Trump instead of targeting foreign enemies abroad.  Wow.  How sad.  Are we beginning to see the beginning of America’s first Soviet-style purge of military officers?  Wow.   Finally, at a Lincoln Day fundraiser in Florida, President Donald J. Trump received a thunderous standing ovation from hundreds of assembled guests.  “Miss him yet?”  You better believe we all do.
  79. 2021 Sunday M: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS I– Elon Musk beats out Jeff Bezos and Amazon getting a $3 billion NASA contract with which to return Americans to the moon. Moving on, a Rasmussen poll says that 54-percent of likely American voters disapprove of what the Democrat-controlled Congress is doing.  We bet it’s way higher than that.   Another poll shows that since the Democrats stole the 2020 Presidential Election, CNN’s ratings have plummeted by 54-percent.  Equally hateful MSNBC also has seen severe losses in viewership.  Next, an Antifa watchdog group has released the mugshots of all the Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs and punks arrested in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, for the world to see.  Most of them are spoiled white punks which leads us to reiterate what we have said before: when two generations of young people are spared the belt across their bare asses, this is what you end up with- punks.   Speaking of Brooklyn Center, riots continue in that city as well as in other cities across the nation as leftist scumbags prepare for the verdict in the murder trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.   Finally, Governor Ron DeSantis, R-FL, says the lawsuit the state has on Joe Biden will force the feeble old fool to ‘enforce the law’ instead of avoiding it.
  80. 2022 Monday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 505,019,209 confirmed cases, +211,451, 6,224,359 confirmed deaths, +1,092 and 456,444,263 confirmed recoveries, +441,770. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,355,416 confirmed cases, UP 39,068 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,015,697 confirmed deaths, UP 246,[xx] and 80,225,326 confirmed recoveries, UP to 23,012.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxi]
  81. 2022 Monday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 566,404 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- intellectually inadequate old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number seen by the Trump administration in a year of the raging coronavirus pandemic. Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,645 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus.  From this point forward, ALL COVID-19 deaths are atop Joe Biden.  He has surpassed President Donald J. Trump’s 15-month number by 201,649 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 453 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  82. 2022 Monday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,156,797 confirmed cases, 89,796 confirmed deaths, and 8,919,596 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,929,190 confirmed cases, 73,738 confirmed deaths, and 5,804,029 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 243,299 confirmed cases, 1,390 confirmed deaths, and 237,374 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,474,548 confirmed cases, 12,619 confirmed deaths, and 1,436,006 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., District of Columbia: they have 139,772 confirmed cases, 1,333 confirmed deaths, and 134,348 confirmed recoveries.[xxii]   
  83. 2022 Monday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,036,384 confirmed cases, 10,647 confirmed deaths, and 3,941,841 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Diamond Princess, 216th place on the list: 712 cases of the virus, 13 confirmed death and 699 confirmed recoveries.[xxiii]                        
  84. 2022 Monday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,411.69, DOWN 39.54 points (-0.11%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,332.36 DOWN 18.72 points (-18.72%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,391.69, DOWN 0.90 points (-0.02%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $107.59 per barrel, +0.64 (+0.60%).  The price of GOLD is $1,980.10 per troy oz., +5.20 (+0.26%) while the price of SILVER is $26.04 per troy ounce, +0.34 (+1.32%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,016.70 per troy oz, +22.50 (+2.26%) while the price of COPPER is $4.80 per pound, +0.08 (+1.67%).[xxiv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,442.24 per troy oz., +73.78 (+3.11%). The price of RHODIUM is $19,200.00 per troy oz., +0.00 (+0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,085,000.00 per CNY/T, -25,000.00 (-2.25%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,285.50 per USD/T, +49.50 (+1.53%). The price of ZINC is $4,412.00 per USD/T., -49.50 (-1.11%).   The price of COCOA is $2,525.00 per USD/T, -58.00 (-2.25%).  The price of COFFEE is $223.85 per USD/T, +0.25 (+0.11%).  The price of LUMBER is $914.70 USD 1,000 board feet +25.70 (+2.89%).[xxv]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000025.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.36 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.93 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 19.82, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 80.00 of theirs.    In Malaysian Ringgit, one greenback equals 4.25 and in Maldivian Rufiyaa, a buck equals 15.42 and in Mauritanian Ouguiya, one dollar equals 95.53 of theirs.[xxvi]       
  85. 2022 Monday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.708 per gallon, $4.003 in Florida, $5.226 in Hawaii, and $4.673 in Washington state.[xxvii]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Kansas- $3.662.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the 20th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Ethiopia: $2.349 per U.S. Gallon.[xxviii] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,393,303,494,350 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxix]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do which is not good- those two bastards should have met their ends on the chopping block.  As for holders of U.S. debt, after Kuwait the next largest holder of U.S. debt is Sweden.  This nation holds $47,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  86. 2022 Monday F: For us, the day after Easter is still another holiday…at least in professional foodservice.  Join us for a drink- you know where to find me.

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0804 a 30” x 40” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sky of Gold.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.

ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[xiv]See previous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Easter Sunday

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

  1. 858 Wednesday: Benedict III ended his reign as the 104th Catholic Pope on this date.  He became pontiff on September 29, 855 and served until today.  His successor, the 105th Pope St. Nicholas I, would not assume his position until April 24, 858.  He would serve from then until November 13, 867 and would become known as St. Nicolas the Great.  
  2. 1492 Sunday: Today, Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella signed a contract, which gave Columbus a commission to seek a westward seaborne route to Asia, primarily India.
  3. 1521 Sunday: Martin Luther went before the Diet of Worms to face charges stemming from his religious writings; unfortunately for him, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V declared him an “outlaw” a short while later.
  4. 1524 Thursday: Explorer Giovanni Verrazano discovered New York Harbor on this date.
  5. 1629 Tuesday: The Massachusetts Bay Colony imported the first horses into North America on this date.
  6. 1704 Thursday: John Campbell published what would grow into the first successful newspaper in America on this date, the paper known as the Boston “News-Letter.”
  7. 1711 Friday: Charles VI of the family, Hapsburg, becomes the king of Austria.
  8. 1732 Thursday: Future 5th Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice John Blair is born in Williamsburg, Virginia, British North America on this date.  President George Washington nominated him, and he served from February 02, 1790, to October 25, 1795.  He was a Federalist and he resigned from office.
  9. 1810 Tuesday: Lewis M. Norton patented pineapple cheese on this date.
  10. 1824 Saturday: Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54 degrees 40′ N.
  11. 1849 Tuesday: In Ravenna, Ohio, future 59th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William R. Day is born.  A Republican, President Theodore Roosevelt would nominate Day to fill Associate Justice George Shiras’ seat.  He would serve from December 23, 1903, to November 13, 1922.  He also served the nation as its 36th U.S. Secretary of State doing so under President William McKinley.  In this role, he served from April 28, 1898, to September 16, 1898, and then went on to serve on federal courts and eventually on SCOTUS.
  12. 1859 Sunday: In Marion, Illinois, future 63rd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Willis Van Devanter is born. President Theodore Roosevelt would nominate his fellow Republican to fill Associate Justice Edward White’s seat.  Van Devanter would serve from December 16, 1910, to June 02, 1937.
  13. 1860 Tuesday: New York City instituted a new law on this date that would require fire escapes for all tenement buildings.
  14. 1861 Wednesday: The state of Virginia becomes the eighth state to secede from the Union prior to the beginning of the American Civil War.
  15. 1864 Sunday: During the Civil War, bread riots break out in Savannah, Georgia.  Meanwhile, commander-in-chief of the Union armies, General Ulysses S. Grant, suspends POW exchanges between the Union and the Confederacy.
  16. 1875 Saturday: Sir Neville Chamberlain invented the game, “snooker,” on this date.
  17. 1882: The 14th U.S. Secretary of the Interior Samuel J. Kirkwood left office on this date.  A Republican, he served under Presidents James A. Garfield and Chester Alan Arthur from March 08, 1881, to April 17, 1882.
  18. 1907 Wednesday: The Ellis Island immigration center processed 11,747 people on today’s date, more immigrants today than on any other in the history of the immigrant-processing center.
  19. 1916 Monday: The French army begins launching counterattacks against German forces in and around Verdun, the great killing ground for both French and German troops.  The counterattacks fall atop German positions at Meuse and at Ft. Douamont.  Fighting is fierce and ongoing.   Elsewhere, heavy fighting between German colonial troops and their Askaris and a South African force erupts around the village of Kondona Irangi.  The Allies have had a hell of a time getting the Germans into a fixed fight and after the Kaiser’s troops inflict heavy losses on their opponents, they melt off into the terrain.
  20. 1917 Tuesday: A bill in Congress to establish Daylight Saving Time suffered a defeat; however, lawmakers managed to pass it a few months later.   Elsewhere, during World War I, British and Egyptian troops begin assaulting Ottoman Turk positions in and around Gaza.  The fight to liberate Palestine from the Turks is underway.
  21. 1920 Saturday: The American Professional Football Association, the forerunner of the NFL, forms.
  22. 1924 Thursday: Resulting from the merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Co., the motion picture powerhouse studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer underwent founding on this date.
  23. 1937 Saturday: Directed by Tex Avery, the animated cartoon character Daffy Duck made his debut in the Warner Brothers cartoon, “Porky’s Duck Hunt.”
  24. 1939 Monday: Josef Stalin signs the anti-Nazi pact with Great Britain and France.  Meanwhile, future author for the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, B. H. “BC” Cznystekinki, is born in Laguna, California, on this date.
  25. 1941 Thursday: During World War II, Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany; however, the amount of time it took Germany to beat the Balkan nation damaged their timetable in their invasion of the Soviet Union, thereby causing their defeat before the gates of Moscow later that December.
  26. 1943 Saturday: During World War II, Japan’s Admiral Yamamoto begins his final journey (unbeknownst to him) from the island of Truk to Rabaul in the Pacific Theater.  Elsewhere, future bassist/vocalist with the zany rock band, the Mothers of Invention[i] (1964-69 / 1975-76), Roy Estrada, was born in Santa Ana, California.  Estrada also played on the first two Little Feat albums.
  27. 1944 Monday: The Red Army continues driving Axis troops out of the western Ukraine.  One offensive after another prevents the German, Hungarian, Rumanian, and other allied Axis troops from being able to catch their breath and make a stand.  This is not good for the Axis, but they will continue fighting until the bitter end.
  28. 1946 Wednesday: In the aftermath of World War II, Syria declares its independence from France.  Look at ‘em now!
  29. 1947 Thursday: Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers performed a bunt for his first major league hit on this date.
  30. 1948 Saturday: Future drummer with the rock band, Uriah Heep[ii] (1970)—Keith Baker—is born in the United Kingdom on this date.   In Prague, Czechoslovakia, future keyboard phenom Jan Hammer- who would lead the Jan Hammer Group[iii]– is born.
  31. 1954 Saturday: The cost to keep the Huguettes supplied north of the main camp at Dien Bien Phu have become too costly to keep up night after night.  Fighting the past couple of nights has lasted nearly to dawn, seen too many good men killed and wounded, and has damaged some of the light tanks remaining to the garrison.  There are so many Viet Minh troops surrounding the base now that fighting to hold outlying ground or worse- recapture it- is too much for the remaining defenders.  They will leave the outlying posts to their fates.[iv]
  32. 1960 Sunday: American Samoa sets up a constitutional government.
  33. 1961 Monday: Some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba with which to topple communist thug dictator, Fidel Castro- or so the plan went- on this date.  However, President John F. Kennedy’s plan went awry from the start as Castro’s forces crushed the incursion by the third day.  The CIA was going to provide the freedom fighters with air cover but then President Kennedy and his brother, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy got cold feet and left them to their demise.
  34. 1964 Friday: The Ford Motor Company officially debuts its Mustang with a base price of $2,368.
  35. 1967 Monday: In San Pedro, California, future drummer with Pearl Jam- Matt Chamberlain- is born.
  36. 1969 Thursday: A jury in Los Angeles, California, convicted Sirhan B. Sirhan of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy; being still held in Federal custody to this day, Sirhan continues to proclaim his innocence.
  37. 1970 Friday: Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise, and Jack Swigert splashed down in the Pacific Ocean; four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft while en route to the moon.  Meanwhile, former Beatle Paul McCartney[v] releases his first solo effort, “McCartney.”  Elsewhere, at the fabulous Felt Forum in New York City, N.Y., “Big George” Foreman puts his pro record to 18-0 with a 3rd round TKO of opponent, James J. Woody.
  38. 1972 Monday: The Boston Marathon allowed women to compete for the first time; Nina Kuscsik was the first officially recognized women’s champion with a time of 3:10:26.  Elsewhere, at the Forum in Inglewood, California, heavyweight boxer Jerry Quarry scores a KO of opponent, Argentinian Eduardo Corletti at the end of Round 1 in a scheduled 10-round bout to put his record to 42-5-4.
  39. 1975 Thursday: The communist Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day), which marks the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
  40. 1983 Sunday: India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket.  Meanwhile, Mountain[vi] bassist and vocalist Felix Pappalardi dies following his wife, Gail Collins Pappalardi shooting him dead after catching him cheating with other women.  Felix died in Manhattan, N.Y., at the age of 43.
  41. 1984 Tuesday: Atlanta Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage.
  42. 1990 Tuesday: In Stateline, Nevada, at Caesar’s Tahoe, “Big George” Foreman scores a TKO of opponent, Mike Jameson at the 2:16-minute mark of Round 4 in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout to put his pro record to 66-2.
  43. 1993 Saturday: LAPD police officers found guilty by a jury of their peers of violating Rodney King’s civil rights.  Remember, they pulled Mr. King over after a long car chase and beat the living s**t out of him, unaware that a passerby was recording their actions.   
  44. 1997 Thursday: New Jersey Devils Martin Brodeur is second NHL goalie to score in a playoff game.
  45. 2003 Thursday: U.S. forces get lucky in Iraq as they scoop up one of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein’s half-brothers, Barzan Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti, the leader of Iraq’s intelligence-gathering agency, the Mukhabarat.  Off he goes to a black site. 
  46. 2004 Saturday: Once again, the Israelis get their man: Hamas leader and thug- Abdel Aziz Ali Abdul Majid al-Rantisi, the famed “Lion of Palestine” embarks on a journey to meet with Muhammad.  An Israeli missile strike blows the piece of desert scum to bits.  Congratulations, Israel.  Elsewhere, Spain swears in its new socialist leader, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, on this date. 
  47. 2005 Sunday: Indonesians across the country have been participating in anti-Israel and anti-American protests, mostly due to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and Israel, well, Muslim nations are always angry with Israel.  It is what it is.
  48. 2006 Monday: A Palestinian POS- a member of Islamic Jihad- killed 11 people and wounded loads of others when he detonated a bomb in the old bus station in Tel Aviv.  That’s the so-called ‘religion of peace’ for you.  A spokesperson for Hamas called it ‘an act of self-defense.’
  49. 2007 Tuesday: U.S. military deaths in Iraq have now surpassed 3,300 what with at least 58 being killed so far this month.  Not good.  Iraq says we killed three of their law enforcement officers today while civilians claim the U.S. fires on random families as they go about their daily lives.  We doubt this.
  50. 2008 Thursday: Chairman Lee Hung-Kee of the Samsung Group finds himself under indictment as on tax evasion and breach of trust.  Say it ain’t so.
  51. 2009 Friday: The Obama administration releases four memos from his predecessor President George W. Bush’s administration outlining torture of detained terrorist suspects.  President Obama promises no prosecutions for CIA agents which makes the leftists who voted for him thinking they were going to get some payback even more angry.   Meanwhile, a new study hits the news cycle claiming that the victims of most airstrikes in Iraq are ‘women and children.’  Somehow, we knew this would be the case…sounds like Hamas talking.
  52. 2010 Saturday: Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calls for the expulsion of the United States from the international nuclear system because their religion prohibits the use of nuclear weapons, and the Obama administration is saying hateful stuff about their intentions.
  53. 2011 Sunday: The Mid-April 2011 southern United States tornado outbreak results in over 30 deaths; North Carolina is the state worst affected.  Elsewhere, law enforcement authorities in Beijing go on a rampage, scooping up underground Protestant church members and whisking them off to holding pens.  So much for freedom of religion.  Oh, wait- the Chinese communists don’t have ‘freedom of religion.’ 
  54. 2012 Tuesday: Senior members of the U.S. government admit that during the 6th Summit of the Americas that 11 U.S. Secret Service agents and possibly some military personnel were schlepping as many as 20 hos while in country in Colombia protecting President Barack Obama and other diplomats.
  55. 2013 Wednesday: In the U.S., a centerpiece proposal on background checks aimed at tightening gun control, fails in a Senate vote.  Elsewhere, in North Korea, border authorities are preventing South Koreans from supplying their fellow countrymen inside the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial zone.  The North Koreans want their apologies after yesterday’s burning of North Korea’s leaders in Seoul.
  56. 2014 Thursday: NASA’s Kepler space telescope confirms the discovery of the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star.  Elsewhere, following the ferry disaster off South Korea, Korean navy divers continue searching for 290 people who still are missing.  What a mess.  Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military is angry over the previous day’s events what with the loss of six armored personnel carriers to ‘pro-Russian mobs.’  The unit that lost its vehicles is disbanded and its members charged with crimes of aiding and abetting the Russians.
  57. 2015 Friday: Russian leader Vladimir Putin accuses the Obama regime of ‘destabilizing the Ukraine’ by sending U.S. paratroopers to train Ukraine’s reserve military forces.  Sadly, even with a ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and ‘separatist rebels’ (who are really Russian and Chechen special forces), fighting continues unabated.  Elsewhere, as fighting continues in Iraq’s Anbar Province as ISIS continues drawing closer to Ramadi, civilians begin fleeing the city. 
  58. 2016 Sunday: Heavy fighting continues around the Afghan city of Kunduz.  The Taliban are trying to encircle the city so they can cut it off from the outside, but Afghan government forces are having none of it.  They are giving as good as they get.  Taliban infiltrators are trying to penetrate government lines so as to set off attacks from within the city itself.
  59. 2017 Monday: The Chinese continue infringing upon the borders of India by holding first-ever military drills with Nepal.  Communists are like syphilis as they continue to spread and the only thing that can stop them is cutting them off the world body.  Meanwhile, Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli holding pens are on a hunger strike, protesting their food rations and quality.  Stop causing trouble and you can return home.
  60. 2018 Tuesday: Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey, detested by both Democrats and Republicans, publishes his (comic) book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”  Big whoop.  It sinks almost as soon as it hits the bookstores.   Elsewhere, the United States government releases the names of Japanese military and medical personnel who took part in the infamous activities of Unit 731.  This unit conducted medical experiments that rivaled the cruelty of ones conducted by their Nazi allies during World War II.  When the war ended, the U.S. scooped up 3,607 of the unit’s members and in exchange for not prosecuting them for war crimes also scooped up all their scientific information (as most likely did the Soviets).  It was horrible times back then.
  61. 2019 Wednesday: After an 18-year-old female obsessed with the Columbine massacre begins making threats, schools in Denver, Colorado, undergo closure until police locate her dead body.  Elsewhere, Ukrainian security agents apprehend a Russian hit squad responsible for slaying a Ukrainian politician and were planning additional attacks in their country at the behest of Vladimir Putin.
  62. 2020 Friday: Although there is positivity as to how the United States is contending with the Chinese lab-engineered COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, it is still taking its toll.  At the time of this posting, the United States acknowledges 661,712 confirmed cases of the Kung Flu what with 33,049 confirmed deaths but 58,360 confirmed recoveries which is amazing.  Around the globe, there are 2,224,426 confirmed cases of this suspect disease, 153,177 confirmed deaths but 565,957 confirmed recoveries which is truly grand.   China- get this- is beginning to tell the truth but is still lying as far as many of us believe. They have updated their total confirmed case number to 88,273 what with 4,632 confirmed deaths and 82,487 confirmed recoveries.  However, everyone understands that communist nations always LIE, that they do everything possible to cover up disasters, which is precisely what the People’s Republic of China is doing.  As for the Stock Market, the DOW Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,242.49, UP 704.81 (2.99%); the NASDAQ closed at 8,650.14, UP 117.78 (1.38%); and the S & P closed at 2,874.56, UP 75.01 (2.68%).   Some states around the country are beginning to undergo reopening procedures but hardcore Democrat-controlled states continue extending their mitigation efforts in the hopes of tanking the economy if they can.  We believe, however, that these Democrat leaders are going to pay a horrendous price in the next 2-3 election cycles.  Keep it up!
  63. 2021 Saturday: COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE PLANET AS A WHOLE: 140,379,953 confirmed cases, +1,105,338, 3,007,708  confirmed deaths, +18,118, and 79,972,688 confirmed recoveries, +613,470.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 31,824,596 confirmed cases, UP 142,550 from yesterday’s reporting, 572,155 confirmed deaths, UP 1,624, and 119,025,387 confirmed recoveries.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[vii]  In other COVID-19, a recent report says that Regeneron’s Chi-Vi cocktail can help prevent COVID-19 infections.
  64. 2021 Saturday A: NOTE: SINCE JOE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 246,196 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- feeble old Joe, in another two to three weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.  Meanwhile, people are questioning WHY if everyone is getting their shots why the hell people must continue wearing masks like that dimwitted little troll, the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci continues telling us to do.  WTF is up with that?  
  65. 2021 Saturday B: COVID-19 STATISTICS in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,714,406 confirmed cases, 60,883 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,162,067 confirmed cases, 34,404 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,510 confirmed cases, 473 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 385,695 confirmed cases, 5,427 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Connecticut, the home of two of the absolute worst senators in U.S. history- lying Dick Blumenthal and dimwit Chris Murphy: they have 329,062 confirmed cases, 7,995 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[viii] 
  66. 2021 Saturday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 836,936 confirmed cases, 6,331 confirmed deaths, and 828,235 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one other country- Tunisia, the original flashpoint for the Arab Spring: 281,777 cases of the virus, 9,639 confirmed deaths and 232,643 confirmed recoveries.[ix]  
  67. 2021 Saturday D: U.S. DOLLAR CONVERSIONS– Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.52 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.91.     In Guinean Franc, one greenback equals 9,947.00 and in Guyana Dollar, a buck equals 207.98.[x]
  68. 2021 Saturday E: U.S. NATIONAL DEBT AND GASOLINE PRICES IN THE FOUR STATES IN WHICH WE HAVE CHEF-AUTHORS– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.963 per gallon, $2.829 in Florida, $3.755 in Hawaii, and $3.365 in Washington state.[xi]    Let’s look at one other location- Indiana: $2.847.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,182,529,180,837 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xii]
  69. 2021 Saturday F: ODDS ‘N’ ENDS OF THE WEEKEND I– Esteemed legal scholar Dr. Alan Dershowitz blasted Democrats by saying ‘it would be a disaster to add additional justices to the U.S. Supreme Court’ which Democrats now want to do.  They claim that President Donald J. Trump and then-Senate Majority Leader “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell ‘got away with stealing two Supreme Court seats, the one Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch now holds as well as the one Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett now holds.’  According to Congressman Jerrold “Dough Boy” Nadler, DS-NY 10th congressional district, and Senator Ed Markey, DS-MA, both far-left losers claim both those seats belong to the Democrats, so they believe the only thing to do is to expand the number of justices on the court.  Wow.   Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, R-NY 11th congressional district, slams the Democrats over their court-packing scheme, saying it’s the worst thing she has seen since coming to Congress.
  70. 2021 Saturday G: ODDS ‘N’ ENDS OF THE WEEKEND II– Corey Lewandowski told Newsmax TV that the Chi-Coms pose a greater danger to the United States than do the Russians.  We concur.  Congressman Dan Bishop, R-NC 9th congressional district, told Newsmax TV that the ‘Russian bounty story,’ the one the Fake News media and liberal Democrats hammered President Donald J. Trump with for about half a year last year, a story we now know to be bogus,[xiii] demonstrates the hypocrisy of both the liberal media and of Joe Biden.  They lie through their teeth and then sweep it under the rug. 
  71. 2021 Saturday H: ODDS ‘N’ ENDS OF THE WEEKEND III– Federal officials reverse the fetal tissue research ban so scientists can once again use the remains of the aborted in their medical studies.  How nice.  Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland erased Trump-era limits on consent decrees on the nation’s police agencies.  Once again, the left wants to politicize every police department as they are attempting to do with every other branch of the federal government.   Elsewhere, former House speaker and BIG LOSER John Boehner stands to rake in $20 million with his pro-pot and anti-GOP endeavors.  What a POS.  Next, Roger Stone is being sued for back taxes.  Finally, for some inexplicable reasons, following GOP leadership pushing back against the formation of an America First Caucus in the House, it seemingly now is not going to happen.  That sucks.  Who did it?  Kevin McCarthy?  Steve Scalise?  That skank, Liz Cheney?  They all need to go.  
  72. 2021 Saturday I: ODDS ‘N’ ENDS OF THE WEEKEND IV– Gary Gensler took the oath of office today to become the next head of the Securities and Exchange Commission.   Moving on, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland, the first Norwegian-Native American to hold the position has erased 12 President Donald J. Trump climate policies.  Bet you feel good, Madam Secretary.
  73. 2021 Saturday J: FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS– The Iranians say they know who messed up their Natanz nuclear facility, but the dirty dog somehow evaded their dragnet and escaped the country.  Hmmm.  They named this person as 43-year-old Reza Karimi, a person whom they claim somehow committed a dastardly act of sabotage and then skipped the country hours before the computers were trashed.  They have gone to Interpol seeking his immediate arrest and extradition back to the glorious Islamic Republic of Iran.  We hope he stays safe.  Elsewhere, incredibly stupid Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s Number One Critic, a person poisoned by Putin’s thugs, who then found a way to get to Germany for treatment, and then returned to the Motherland.  Once there, he was tried and sent to prison for bogus crimes and is now being tortured and force-fed since he is on a hunger protest.  Why did you return to Russia?   Finally, Prince Philip underwent burial today.  The Royal Family was there, and Meghan Markle sent a wreath and a hand-written card.  Awesome.
  74. 2021 Saturday K: SUPER LOTTO AND POWERBALL DRAWINGS– first, here are the results for the Super Lotto Draw #3552 with a $38 million on the line: 02, 07, 12, 29, 44, and Mega 03.  Out of 122,366 winning tickets, the highest winners were FOUR people who had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $10,574 apiece.  Here are the four winners: (1) Chevron, Folsom, CA 95630 (2) Chevron, Corona, CA 92879 (3) 7-11, San Diego, CA 92128 and (4) Ralphs, San Diego, CA 92127.  Next, here are the numbers for the Powerball Draw #838 with a prize of $79 million on the line: 10, 21, 26, 41, 49, and Powerball 25.  Out of 47,609 winning tickets in California, the highest winners were TWO people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $13,607 apiece.
  75. 2022 Sunday: Friends, we understand that the left can say whatever they want about whomever they want.  However, they persecute us for making light of all manner of things, lampooning bigwig politicians, or criticizing drastic social changes.   Well, we will do our best to clean things up and put our critics at ease.  What the hell.  We do not seek to offend our readers (or those claiming to be readers); no, we seek to enlighten, elucidate, and educate our readership in the pursuit of the truth and the interaction of various opinions.  We hope you seek the same with us instead of being woke crybabies.

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Robbie Robertson’s next solo album came out on April 05, 2011, and is a return to form among his growing discography of music.  The famed guitarist returned to his rock-and-roll roots and to show off his chops, Robertson brings together large numbers of musicians to perform his music along with him.  We hope you will seek this one out, consider making it a part of your daily listening pleasure, and then sharing it with others.  We think they will be as appreciative of it as will you.  Enjoy.

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Happy Easter to my Christian friends, colleagues, and neighbors.  For my Jewish friends, neighbors, family members, and coworkers, Happy Passover.  Let us hope the world finds peace, especially at this joyous season.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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.

103. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2022

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103. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2022:

Thomas Jefferson Birthday

President (and Secretary of State) Thomas Jefferson; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Frank Murphy; Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Bill Clements; U.S. Secretary of the Interior John P. Usher and Ray Lyman Wilbur; U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr.; Reverend Al Green, Blondie featuring Jimmy Destri, the Chambers Brothers featuring Lester Chambers, the Flamin’ Groovies featuring Ray Loney, the Jefferson Airplane featuring Jack Casady, Little Feat featuring Lowell George, Pretty Things featuring Brian Pendleton, and Soundgarden featuring Hiro Yamamoto:

  1. 837 Monday: The best view of Haley’s Comet in 2,000 years occurs on this date.
  2. 1055 Friday: The 153rd Roman Catholic Pope Victor II began his time as the Vicar of Christ on this date.  He would guide his global flock from today until July 28, 1057.
  3. 1204 Tuesday: While on their way to do battle in the Holy Land against the Muslim swine, the Crusaders, tiring of the Byzantine Empire’s false dealings, storm the Constantinople, putting it under their control.
  4. 1241 Saturday: At the Battle of Theiss, the Mongols defeat the army of Hungarian King Béla IV.
  5. 1250 Wednesday: The Seventh Crusade went down to defeat in Egypt, which resulted in the capture of French King Louis IX.
  6. 1613 Saturday: Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, was captured by English Captain Samuel Argall in Virginia and held in exchange for English prisoners and stolen weapons.  During her yearlong captivity, Pocahontas converted to Christianity and ultimately opted to stay with the English.
  7. 1742 Friday: Handel’s “Messiah” had its first public performance in Dublin, Ireland at the New Music Hall.
  8. 1743 Saturday: The third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Shadwell, in the Virginia Colony.  It is also important to note that prior to becoming president, Jefferson was the new nation’s first secretary of state.  He served under President George Washington from March 22, 1790, to December 31, 1793.  He would also serve the nation as its second vice president doing so under President James Madison from March 04, 1797, to March 04, 1801.
  9. 1782 Saturday: City founders incorporated the city of Washington, N.C., the first town named for George Washington.
  10. 1796 Wednesday: The first known elephant arrived in the United States from Bengal, India.
  11. 1829 Monday: The English Emancipation Act granted freedom of religion to the nation’s Catholic population.
  12. 1860 Friday: The Pony Express completed its inaugural run from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in 10 days.
  13. 1861 Saturday: At the start of the Civil War, Fort Sumter in South Carolina fell to the Confederate forces after a bombardment lasting for 34 hours.
  14. 1865 Thursday: General William T. Sherman commences his march through Georgia to the sea.
  15. 1875: In Boone, Iowa, future 31st U.S. Interior Secretary Ray Lyman Wilbur is born.  A future Republican, he would serve under President Herbert Hoover from March 05, 1929, to March 04, 1933.
  16. 1880 Tuesday: In Harbor Beach, Michigan, future 80th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Frank Murphy is born.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would nominate his fellow Democrat to fill Associate Justice Pierce Butler’s seat, another Democrat. Murphy would serve from January 18, 1940, to July 19, 1949.
  17. 1889: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the former 7th U.S. Interior Secretary John P. Usher died at age 73.  A Republican, he served under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson from January 01, 1863, to May 15, 1865.
  18. 1902 Sunday: J.C. Penney opened its first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
  19. 1912 Saturday: The Royal Navy Flying Corps, a predecessor of Britain/s Royal Air Force underwent creation on this date.
  20. 1916 Thursday: Samuel Ramsay purchased the first hybrid seed corn available to consumers and did so on this date.  The price was 16-cents per bushel.
  21. 1917 Friday: Future Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Bill Clements is born in Dallas, Texas, on this date.  A Republican, he would serve under President Richard M. Nixon from May 24, 1973, to July 02, 1973.  He would go on to become the 42nd and 44th governor of Texas.
  22. 1919 Sunday: British military forces kill hundreds of protesting Indian nationalists in what the world would come to know as the Amritsar Massacre.
  23. 1934 Friday: 4.7 million American families begin receiving welfare payments thanks to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to help them with the Depression.
  24. 1940 Saturday: During World War II at the Second Battle of Narvik, Norway, the British navy sinks 8 German destroyers and a U-Boat.  Elsewhere, Lester Chambers, who would grow up to become the lead singer of the great band, The Chambers Brothers[i], was born in Mississippi on this date.
  25. 1941 Sunday: The Afrika Korps launches a major assault on the British-held North African port of Tobruk.  Meanwhile, Imperial Japan and the Soviet Union sign a neutrality pact.  This would doom their European Axis partners in Operation Barbarossa.  Elsewhere, the Brits begin rushing reinforcements into Iraq as the pro-Axis coup there continues to grow.
  26. 1943 Tuesday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the 200th Anniversary of the third American president’s birth.  Meanwhile, Radio Berlin announced the discovery of thousands of graves of massacred Polish officers in Russia’s Katyn Forest; the Nazis blamed the killings on the Soviets, who in turn blamed the Nazis.  Unfortunately, for the Russians, post-Soviet Russia has acknowledged that Josef Stalin’s much-feared secret police carried out the massacre.
  27. 1944 Thursday: Jack Casady, bass player of both the Jefferson Airplane[ii] and Hot Tuna[iii], was born on this date in Washington, D.C.  Elsewhere, in Durham, England, future rhythm guitarist and vocalist with the Pretty Things[iv]– Brian Pendleton- is born.   Meanwhile, New Zealand establishes diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
  28. 1945 Friday: Following heavy fighting in Vienna, the Red Army moves into the city after Axis troops withdraw from the city.  Elsewhere, Lowell George—future guitar master and vocalist with the Southern rock band, Little Feat[v]—is born in Hollywood, California on this date.
  29. 1946 Saturday: Future guitarist/vocalist with the San Francisco rock band, the Flamin’ Groovies[vi]—Ray Loney—is born in the United States on this date.   Meanwhile, in Forest City, Arkansas, future Motown legend, (Reverend) Al Green is born.
  30. 1949 Wednesday: Philip S. Hench and associates announced that cortisone was an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
  31. 1954 Tuesday: In French Indochina, the French discover they have a problem north of Huguette 1 as 200 yards north, the Viet Minh are cutting a trench directly across the landing strip.  This will prevent incoming or outgoing aircraft from using the field.  They will have to launch a strike against the communists later this night.  Next, the Milwaukee Braves’ Hank Aaron plays his first Major League Baseball game.  Elsewhere, nuclear scientist Robert Oppenheimer suffered accusation that he was a communist.  Finally, future keyboardist with the rock band, Blondie[vii]—Jimmy Destri (1975-1982 / 1997-2004)—is born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on this date.
  32. 1958 Sunday: Van Cliburn of the United States won the first international Tchaikovsky Competition for piano in Moscow; Russian Valery Klimov won the violin competition.
  33. 1959 Monday: A Vatican edict prohibited Roman Catholics from voting for Communists.
  34. 1960 Wednesday: The first navigational satellite launched into Earth’s orbit.  Elsewhere, future Senator Bob Casey Jr. is born on this date in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  A future Democrat, he would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on January 03, 2007, representing his home state.
  35. 1961 Thursday: The UN General Assembly condemns the practice of apartheid in South Africa.  Elsewhere, in Park Forest, Illinois, future original bassist with the Grunge band, Soundgarden- Hiro Yamamoto- is born on this date.
  36. 1962 Friday: Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a major league record.
  37. 1964 Monday: Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award for “Lilies in the Field.”  (Patricia Neal won best actress for “Hud;” best picture went to “Tom Jones.”
  38. 1970 Monday: When a tank containing liquid oxygen burst, it crippled Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon; however, NASA managed to get the crew back to Earth.  The astronauts managed to return to earth safely.
  39. 1974 Saturday: NASA launched Westar 1, America’s first commercial communications satellite, for Western Union.
  40. 1980 Sunday: Due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. boycotts the Summer Olympics.
  41. 1981 Monday: Washington Post reporter and proven liar, Janet Cooke, received a Pulitzer Prize for her feature about an 8-year-old heroin addict named, “Jimmy.”  However, when the world learned that Ms. Cooke had fabricated the story, she had to handover the prize two days later.
  42. 1986 Sunday: Pope John Paul II visited the Great Synagogue of Rome, the first recorded papal visit of its kind to a Jewish house of worship.
  43. 1992 Monday: Nelson Mandela announces he will seek a divorce from his wife, Winnie.  Elsewhere, the Great Chicago Flood took place as the city’s century-old tunnel system and adjacent basements filled with water from the Chicago River.  Meanwhile, “The Bridges of Madison County,” a romance novel by Robert James Waller underwent publication by Warner Books.
  44. 1993 Tuesday: In St. Louis, Mississippi, the ‘Easton Assassin’ Larry Holmes wins a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout at the end of Round 7 when his opponent, Ken Lakusta, is unable to answer the bell for Round 8.  Holmes’ pro record went to 57-4.
  45. 1997 Sunday: Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters’ Tournament at the age of 21.  He also set a record when he finished 18 under par.
  46. 1999 Tuesday: A judge sentenced Dr. Jack Kevorkian to a term of 10 to 25 years for second-degree murder in the case of Thomas Youk.  In 1998, “60 Minutes” videotaped Kevorkian assisting in the suicide of Youk and aired it on their program.
  47. 2001 Friday: In Hampton, Virginia, heavyweight boxer “Terrible Tim” Witherspoon scores a 3-round TKO of opponent, Danny Wofford, in a scheduled 10-round bout to put his pro record to 51-10-1.
  48. 2002 Saturday: A day after his ouster, loyalists free overthrown thug Hugo Chavez.  He returns to power and goes on a rampage against his enemies.  Subsequently, interim President Pedro Carmona resigns from office.
  49. 2003 Sunday: In Iraq, the Pentagon now is saying that the mission of the Iraq War 2003 is to crush the deadenders of Saddam Hussein’s Fedayeen thugs, not his ouster and the freeing of the people (as well as the recovery of those illusive weapons of mass destruction).  Meanwhile, as Coalition troops approach Tikrit, seven American POWs captured when a convoy was assaulted by Saddam’s thugs, are released in one piece.
  50. 2004 Tuesday: The Chi-Com city of Shanghai announces a tweak on the One-Child Policy that throughout the entire country of the People’s Republic of China permits families to have but one child: all divorced residents who remarry can have a second child.
  51. 2005 Wednesday: A defiant Eric Rudolph pleaded guilty to carrying out the deadly bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and three other attacks in back-to-back court appearances in Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta.
  52. 2006 Thursday: Voters in the Georgian province of South Ossetia vote in a referendum of 98-99-percent to break away from the mother country and to join with…wait for it…you guessed it…Russia.  Vladimir Putin’s dirty work yet again.
  53. 2007 Friday: Google announces a plan to buy the company, DoubleClick for $3.1 billion.   Elsewhere, the U.S. Senate holds hearings on the pet food recalls that occurred earlier in the year.
  54. 2008 Sunday: Robert Zoellick, head of the World Bank, says ‘the nations of the world must take immediate action to combat rising food prices.’  Several countries around the globe have witnessed food riots.
  55. 2009 Monday: President Barack Obama allowed Americans to make unlimited transfers of money and visits to relatives in Cuba.  Elsewhere, Harry Kalas, whose “Outtahere!” home run calls thrilled Philadelphia baseball fans died after collapsing in the broadcast booth before the Phillies 9-8 victory over the Nationals in Washington; he was 73.  
  56. 2010 Tuesday: Israel alerts its civilians visiting the Sinai Peninsula to abort the visit and to swiftly return home after Israeli intelligence learns that jihadists seek to kidnap some Israeli citizens to hold hostage or to murder.  Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama visits Haiti, her first official overseas trip sans her husband. 
  57. 2011 Wednesday: Authorities in Egypt take President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal and detain them for 15 days to question them regarding corruption and abuse of power.
  58. 2012 Friday: Tom Bensen, owner of the New Orleans Saints, announces that he will purchase the NBA team, the New Orleans Hornets for $338 million.  Meanwhile, nations around North Korea such as South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, and others await a North Korean missile test launch, when it finally happens today, the thing breaks up and crashes into the South China Sea not long after launch.
  59. 2013 Saturday: The United States and the People’s Republic of China agree to work together to prohibit nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula.  But as was the norm during the ‘Age of Obama,’ Obama did not follow up and the communist Chinese never kept their word.   And people would ask WHY Donald Trump won the White House in 2016.
  60. 2014 Sunday: American golfer Bubba Watson wins the Masters’ Tournament a second year in a row.  Meanwhile, a white supremacist, Frazier Glenn Miller, shot to death three people in suburban Kansas City; he allegedly was targeting Jews but the people the POS shot were NOT Jews.  Elsewhere, Manny Pacquiao beats Tommy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight title.   Meanwhile, in eastern Ukraine, ‘pro-Russian separatists’ are protesting the Ukrainian government, claiming they belong to the Russian motherland.  Obama, help the Ukrainians.
  61. 2015 Monday: The jihadi republic of Iran announces it has struck a deal with Vladimir Putin’s Russia for an S-300 air defense system.  Even though the system will not violate UN sanctions, other nations involved in the Iranian nuclear deal express alarm over the purchase.  It is as if the Iranians want to make sure no one can attack them even if the deal should collapse.  What a deal—it is the worst thing Barack Hussein Obama ever agreed to.  Elsewhere, a migrant ship carrying 550, plying the waters off the Libyan coast, goes down with the deaths of at least 400 of the passengers.
  62. 2016 Wednesday: As Russian ‘separatists’ continue running amok in the eastern Ukraine, Kiev reports that at least 8 of its soldiers have been wounded in fighting.  They want to know when President Barack Hussein Obama is going to send them something more than blankets (probably the foil kind provided to illegal aliens) and MREs.  They want ammo, offensive weapons, and cash help.  Where the hell is it?
  63. 2017 Thursday: Famed radio late night talk show host, Art Bell, founder of the Coast-to-Coast radio show that came on late at night, died at age 72 in his home in Pahrump, Nevada.  The day he died on was Friday the 13th.  Elsewhere, U.S., British, and French warplanes and missiles attacked Syrian chemical weapons sites across the country as an answer to an unprovoked chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, Syria, a suburb outside Damascus, a week earlier.
  64. 2018 Friday: President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States, France, and Britain had carried out joint airstrikes in Syria meant to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons; no one knows to this day whether he authorized use of the WMDs or not, yet we blasted Syria with numerous strikes.   Meanwhile, violent protests continue along the border between Israel and Gaza as Palestinian extremists continue trying to cause trouble for Israel.  This leads to more IEDs being set off with Israeli retaliatory strikes against the jihadists.                                                             
  65. 2019 Saturday: When the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets by a final score of 101-96 in the Western Conference Playoffs, Coach Gregg Popovich moves past Lenny Wilkens to become the all-time winningest coach as he notches his 1,413th win.  Congratulations, coach!   In Libya, the rebel government based in Tobruk announces that despite what the international community is demanding they do, they are going to continue their steamrolling advance toward Benghazi.  Can there be no peace in the region?
  66. 2020 Monday: China’s WAR on the world continues as COVID-19 continues claiming lives, creating misery, and destroying economic success wherever it goes.  At the time of this update, there are currently 1,912,923 confirmed cases replete 118,966 confirmed deaths and 448,053 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have 585,909 confirmed cases what with 23,577 fatalities linked to the Wuhan Virus and at least 43,593 confirmed recoveries.  President Trump says a reopening of the economy is coming and soon while the Baby Evita- the dimwit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, continues braying like the cow she is that Trump is ‘xenophobic’ and a ‘racist’ due to his handling of this ‘gift from the People’s Republic of (Communist) China.
  67. 2021 Tuesday: COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE PLANET AS A WHOLE: 136,840,796 confirmed cases, +703,842, 2,949,096  confirmed deaths, +10,896, and 77,935,627 confirmed recoveries, +428,986.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 31,538,511 confirmed cases, UP 95,907 from yesterday’s reporting, 568,786 confirmed deaths, UP 892, and 119,007,497 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.[viii]  In other COVID-19, a recent report says that Regeneron’s Chi-Vi cocktail can help prevent COVID-19 infections.
  68. 2021 Tuesday A: NOTE: SINCE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT ON JANUARY 20, 2021, THERE HAVE BEEN 240,982 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. 
  69. 2021 Tuesday B: COVID-19 STATISTICS in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,704,605 confirmed cases, 60,465 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,134,906 confirmed cases, 34,119 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 31,113 confirmed cases, 471 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 380,554 confirmed cases, 5,380 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Maryland, the home of one of the BIGGEST pro-Confederate States of America during the Civil War: they have 429,730 confirmed cases, 8,484 confirmed deaths, but sadly, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.[ix] 
  70. 2021 Tuesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 836,261 confirmed cases, 6,304 confirmed deaths, and 826,694 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one other country, Croatia- one of the lesser Axis allies during the Second World War: 294,874 cases of the virus, 6,358 confirmed deaths and 276,420 confirmed recoveries.[x]    In other COVID-19 news, the federal government is calling for a halt to delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to blood clots occurring in six people out of several million immunized by it.   Next, Centers for Disease Control director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is telling Michigan they had better shut everything down NOW or risk another major outbreak of the ‘VID.  However, the Michigan GOP blasts back at the CDC- ‘shut up and send more vaccines.’  (Governor Gretchen “Gravel Gertie” Whitmer, DS-MI, is clinging to her dictatorial powers for as long as she can).
  71. 2021 Tuesday D:   STOCK MARKET CLOSES/PRECIOUS AND RARE METALS: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,677.27, DOWN 68.13 points (-0.20%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,996.10, UP 146.10 points (+1.05%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,141.59, UP 13.60 points (+0.33%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $60.45 per barrel, +0.27 (+0.45%).  The price of GOLD is $1,746.20 per troy oz., -1.40 (-0.08%) while the price of SILVER is $25.41 per troy ounce, -0.02 (-0.08%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,159.20 per troy oz, +2.10 (+0.18%) while the price of COPPER is $4.04 per pound, +0.01 (+0.19%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,692.44 per troy oz, +16.72 (+0.62%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,500.00 per troy oz., -500.00 (-1.72%).[xiii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000016.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.54 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.84 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.08.     In Estonian kroon, one greenback equals 13.9470 and in Ethiopian Birr, a buck equals 41.58.[xiv]  
  72. 2021 Tuesday E: U.S. NATIONAL DEBT AND GASOLINE PRICES IN THE THREE STATES IN WHICH WE HAVE CHEF-AUTHORS– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.936 per gallon, $2.842 in Florida, $3.736 in Hawaii, and $3.337 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other location- Georgia: $2.707.  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,166,765,942,074 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xvi]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.  Speaking of the National Debt, the GOP is demanding for a trimmed down, i.e., clean, bill, not one full of all manner of extraneous things stuffed into it.  Only 6-percent of the proposed $2 trillion infrastructure bill goes toward roads and bridges.  Top economists worry that President President Joe Biden’s ongoing spending are going to crash the U.S. economy down the road.
  73. 2021 Tuesday F: PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN NEWS I– President Joe Biden’s proposed nominee for undersecretary for U.S. Department of Defense- Colin Kohl- is facing opposition.  At least 18 GOP senators are demanding an FBI background investigation into the former Obama administration official over his reputed leaking of classified info upon his departure.  Elsewhere, concerns are arising over the risk of a confrontation with Vladimir Putin’s Russia over President Joe Biden’s inept handling of the crisis in the Ukraine.  Next, President Biden says he plans to complete the troop pullout from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.  This latter move is upsetting Senator Lindsey Graham, RINO-S.C., who says that ‘pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan is like canceling our insurance policy against another 9-11-style terrorist attack from occurring here in the United States.’[xvii]
  74. 2021 Tuesday G: PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN NEWS II– According to reports, President Joe Biden plans on keeping U.S. ambassador to Russia- John J. Sullivan, nominated by President Donald J. Trump- in place.   Meanwhile, a recent TIPP poll says that 68-percent of the American people believe a special counsel should be appointed to investigate the shady business and drug dealings of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.  In other President Biden news, when the 46th president ‘spoke’ with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he claimed he spoke about imprisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny, but Russian exile Mikhail Khodorkovsky said that that is simply not the case.  Biden said NOTHING about Mr. Navalny who is being tortured by Putin’s thugs.[xviii]   Finally, President Biden plans to reach ‘white conservatives’ on COVID-19 vaccines by pandering to them via NASCAR, Country & Western Music, and through TV shows like “Deadliest Catch” and other shows.  Wow.  Pander, pander, pander.  Joe, we ain’t no ways stupid, sir, we don’t need you putting commercials on “Ice Road Truckers,” “Pawn Stars,” and “The Voice.”
  75. 2021 Tuesday H: POLITICAL NEWS I– Congressman Andrew Clyde, R-GA 9th congressional district, says that he is going to sue House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, DS-CA, over her fining lawmakers $5,000 per offense of avoiding the metal detectors she has installed all over Fort Pelosi.  He says this is “BS.”  Elsewhere, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says the U.S. is going to reverse President Trump’s order to pull troops out of Germany and to redeploy them elsewhere.  They are going to stay put.  Meanwhile, YouTube (owned by POS Sundar Pichai and Google) has banned Dr. Sebastian Gorkha’s channel for supposedly violating their policies on the 2020 Presidential Election meaning, he has been telling the truth- the Democrats STOLE the 2020 Presidential Election.  Period.  Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, bi***es.   Finally, famed legal scholar Baylor University Chancellor Ken Starr told Newsmax TV that WOKE Cancel Culture is extremely hostile to organized religion.
  76. 2021 Tuesday I: FOREIGN NEWS / OVERSEAS NEWS– In the Mexican state of Guerrero, citizens are arming their children to combat the out-of-control drug cartels running amok along the border.   Next, Iran announces that it’s going to enrich uranium to 60-percent, its highest ever.  Now is the time for the Israelis to set off a nuclear chain reaction in all Iranian nuclear facilities.  Let’s blow these scumbags to meet with Mohammad.  NOW.  Elsewhere, we hear that masked men carrying sledgehammers burst into the Epoch Times’ headquarters in Hong Kong and began smashing up everything.  Xi Jinping’s thugs are at it again.  Speaking of the Chinese, Chris Salcedo on Newsmax said that the PRC is the Number 2 slaveholding state in the world, running a close race with India.  Finally, U.S. intelligence reports that North Korea may soon be conducting nuclear weapons tests once again (seeing as how old President Joe Biden is in the White House).
  77. 2021 Tuesday J: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS I–  Following the accidental shooting death of Duante Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, all hell is breaking loose across the country.  Overnight, law enforcement in that city arrested at least 40-60 people for rioting, robbing, looting, arson, and rape.  In the aftermath of the shooting, both Brooklyn Center’s Police Chief Tim Gannon and Officer Kim Potter- under pressure to resign- have resigned.  At press time, the mayor of the city, Mike Elliott, fired the city manager, Curt Boganey, for disagreeing with him by saying Officer Potter deserved due process. 
  78. 2021 Tuesday K: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS II– In New York City, Black Lives Matter rabble close down the Manhattan Bridge.   SHOOT THEM.  Congresswoman Rashida “Foul Mouth” Tlaib, DS-MI 13th congressional district, released a statement in which, she condemned all police as being racist, the system untenable, and that we must- as Karl Marx encouraged- tear everything down and rebuild it atop a socialist foundation.   (Someone, please strip this witch of her citizenship and deport her back to Gaza).  Her buddy, Congresswoman Ayanna “Chrome Dome” Pressley, DS-MA 7th congressional district, tweeted ‘from slave patrols to traffic stops, there ain’t no fixing none of this so burn it all down y’all.’  Moving on, the prosecution in the murder trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has rested and the defense is up on Day 12.
  79. 2021 Tuesday L: MISCELLANEOUS NEWS III– Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says, ‘IF Donald Trump runs in 2024, she won’t run for the presidency.”  (Good, Nikki, because the days of voting for the lesser of two evils is over and done.  Period.).   Next, Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, made mention of a Michael Vick voting ad, ‘it’s persuasive if you like murdering puppies.’   Elsewhere, Juul Labs is facing racketeering charges over deceptive advertising.   Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump says that New York’s tax laws no longer apply to him seeing as how he is no longer in the White House.  Moving on, the Suez Canal Authority has seized the Japanese-owned vessel, the “Ever-Given,” the one that clogged traffic on the canal for nearly two weeks.  They are demanding at least $900 million from the vessel’s owners which will cover the humongous salvage operations required to free the ship and to restart stalled canal traffic.  Negotiations continue.  Meanwhile, France is banning travelers from Brazil as the South American nation is being overrun by the Chi-Vi.
  80. 2021 Tuesday M: CALIFORNIA LOTTERY NEWS– stick around for tonight’s Mega-Millions Draw #1650 with a pot of $220 million.   Here are the numbers: 10, 15, 19, 45, 68, and Mega 0910, 15, 19, 45, 68, and Mega 09.  Out of 119,081 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $28,492.
  81. 2022 Wednesday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 501,859,559 confirmed cases, +1,045,628, 6,213,489 confirmed deaths, +4,391 and 451,972,199 confirmed recoveries, +1,104,837. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,192,880 confirmed cases, UP 61,469 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,014,114 confirmed deaths, UP 1,099,[i] and 80,052,556 confirmed recoveries, UP to 52,892.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[ii]
  82. 2022 Wednesday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 564,821 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 200,156 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 448 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  83. 2022 Wednesday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,135,078 confirmed cases, 89,555 confirmed deaths, and 8,893,777 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,916,544 confirmed cases, 73,622 confirmed deaths, and 5,797,548 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 243,299 confirmed cases, 1,390 confirmed deaths, and 237,070 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,471,754 confirmed cases, 12,589 confirmed deaths, and 1,432,629 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Alaska: they have 241,959 confirmed cases, 1,202 confirmed deaths, and 234,834 confirmed recoveries.[iii]   
  84. 2022 Wednesday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,016,919 confirmed cases, 10,601 confirmed deaths, and 3,941,841 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Samoa, 211th place on the list: 4,092 cases of the virus, 9 confirmed death and 1,605 confirmed recoveries.[iv]                         
  85. 2022 Wednesday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,564.59, UP 344.23 points (+1.01%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,643.59 UP 272.01 points (+2.03%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,446.59, UP 49.14 points (+1.12%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $103.74 per barrel, -0.51 (-0.49%).  The price of GOLD is $1,978.70 per troy oz., -6.00 (-0.30%) while the price of SILVER is $25.86 per troy ounce, -0.17 (-0.65%).  The price of PLATINUM is $967.60 per troy oz, -2.00 (-0.20%) while the price of COPPER is $4.71 per pound, -0.01 (-0.15%).[v]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,354.25 per troy oz., +39.35 (+1.70%). The price of RHODIUM is $19,200.00 per troy oz., +0.00 (+0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,160,000.00 per CNY/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,238.00 per USD/T, -29.00 (-0.89%). The price of ZINC is $4,509.00 per USD/T., +133.00 (+3.04%).   The price of COCOA is $2,583.00 per USD/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of COFFEE is $225.05 per USD/T, -8.55 (-3.66%).  The price of LUMBER is $883.70 USD 1,000 board feet +9.50 (+1.09%).[vi]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000024.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.37 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.92 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 19.76, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 79.92 of theirs.    In North Korean Won, one greenback equals 900.00 and in Kuwaiti Dinar, a buck equals 0.30 and in Angolan Kwanza, one dollar equals 417.00 of theirs.[vii]       
  86. 2022 Wednesday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.730 per gallon, $4.035 in Florida, $5.232 in Hawaii, and $4.659 in Washington state.[viii]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Georgia- $3.731.  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 15th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Bolivia: $2.059 per U.S. Gallon.[ix] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,382,615,236,722 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[x]  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 Bermuda the next largest holder of U.S. debt is Netherlands.  This nation holds $70,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  87. 2022 Wednesday F: Friends, we are rebuilding our brand to avoid our search results being hidden by Microsoft Bing.  We can only wonder what their problems are, and the most important thing is that if the GOP reclaims Congress in their fall, there must be some sort of accountability for Big Tech that they cannot cancel you without written reasons as well as an appellate process by which the canceled party can seek a fair and impartial hearing

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0799 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Palm Desert.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.

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Record companies being what they are- capitalist, money-making entities- and God bless them for that- released Rick Danko’s next album, “At Dylan’s Café, Washington, D.C., December 1987” on May 23, 2007.  Rick was a talented musician and a unique vocalist; his style could evoke emotions that could overwhelm his listeners.  The record company offered two discs with more than 30 tunes from two shows he performed on this legendary night.  If you love the man, his music, as well as the Band, we hope you will seek this one out, give it a listen if you can and then consider making it a part of your daily listening pleasure- we think you will be glad you did.  Look for it now.

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[i] We began promoting the music of the world-famous Chambers Brothers beginning on Thursday, 10-April-2014 through Saturday, 19-April-2014.  This presentation occurred at the original blog and if it ever reopens, please seek this fabulous band out and consider adding it to your collection.

[ii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship, Starship, and of the various bands’ members beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011.  Please look for them and enjoy.

[iii] We promoted the music of Hot Tuna beginning on Tuesday, 24-April-2012 through Thursday, 23-May-2012.

[iv] We hope to share the music of the Pretty Things some time within the next 3-4 years when we do some of the lesser-known British bands in a big, combined presentation.

[v] We celebrated the music of the amazing Little Feat beginning on Tuesday, 11-June-2013 through Monday, 15-July-2013.  One of the great unsung bands of all time, we hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your music collection.

[vi] We shared the music of the Flamin’ Groovies beginning on Thursday, 25-November-2010 through Sunday, 02-January-2011.  We hope you will check them out and enjoy.

[vii] Not sure as to when the AICPENDBLOG.COM will promote the music of the Talking Heads but when we do, you will also see the music of Blondie and Aerosmith shared as well.  Please, keep your eyes open for the day this magnificent event occurs.

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

[ix] 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.

[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.

[xvii] Lindsey Graham is one of those Washington, D.C., insiders who never saw a foreign war in which, he didn’t want to participate.  Beware the military-industrial-political complex. 

[xviii] Now U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken condemns the Russians for what they are doing to Mr. Navalny (or so he says).

88. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022, UPDATE A

Tucker Carlson had a guest tonight that brought everything into focus: soon-to-be-ex-Congressman Adam “The C**t” Kinzinger sought out the position of Navy secretary in the TRUMP administration but didn’t get it. Now, the little cross-dresser is an implacable foe of the 45th president. We wonder what Liz Cheney wanted from President Trump and didn’t get? Secretary of Defense? Wow.

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88. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022, UPDATE A:

Seward’s Day (Alaska) / National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Tucker Carlson had a guest tonight that brought everything into focus: soon-to-be-ex-Congressman Adam “The C**t” Kinzinger sought out the position of Navy secretary in the TRUMP administration but didn’t get it.  Now, the little cross-dresser is an implacable foe of the 45th president.  We wonder what Liz Cheney wanted from President Trump and didn’t get?  Secretary of Defense?  Wow.  

  1. 2022 Tuesday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 484,863,509 confirmed cases, +2,051,760, 6,155,710 confirmed deaths, +4,709 and 418,921,373 confirmed recoveries, +1,577,913. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 81,679,845 confirmed cases, UP 30,625 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,004,996 confirmed deaths, UP 1,002,[i] and 64,667,826 confirmed recoveries, UP to 229,307.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[ii]
  2. 2022 Tuesday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 555,663 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 191,788 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FOURTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 433 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  3. 2022 Tuesday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,094,183 confirmed cases, 88,880 confirmed deaths, and 8,735,421 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,890,163 confirmed cases, 73,136 confirmed deaths, and 5,817,027 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 239,591 confirmed cases, 1,373 confirmed deaths, and 238,218 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,453,251 confirmed cases, 12,454 confirmed deaths, and 1,440,797 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Iowa: they have 853,035 confirmed cases, 9,402 confirmed deaths, and 843,633 confirmed recoveries.[iii]   
  4. 2022 Tuesday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 3,894,141 confirmed cases, 10,485 confirmed deaths, and 3,782,095 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Guinea-Bissau, 196th place on the list: 8,140 cases of the virus, 170 confirmed death and 7,111 confirmed recoveries.[iv]                        
  5. 2022 Tuesday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 35,294.19, UP 338.30 points (+0.97%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 14,619.64 UP 264.73 points (+1.84%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,631.60, UP 56.08 points (+1.23%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $106.10 per barrel, +0.20 (+0.19%).  The price of GOLD is $1,918.70 per troy oz., -21.10 (-1.09%) while the price of SILVER is $24.94 per troy ounce, -0.26 (-1.04%).  The price of PLATINUM is $983.50 per troy oz, -7.60 (-0.77%) while the price of COPPER is $4.76 per pound, +0.03 (+0.71%).[v]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,164.32 per troy oz., -69.77 (-3.12%). The price of RHODIUM is $19,000.00 per troy oz., +200.00 (+1.06%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,330,000.00 per CNY/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,444.00 per USD/T, -170.00 (-4.70%). The price of ZINC is $4,054.00 per USD/T., -33.50 (-0.82%).   The price of COCOA is $2,639.00 per USD/T, +37.00 (+1.42%).  The price of COFFEE is $214.85 per USD/T, +0.30 (+0.14%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,055.50 USD 1,000 board feet +55.50 (+5.55%).[vi]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000021.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.36 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.90 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 19.96, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 80.00 of theirs.    In Central African CFA Franc, one greenback equals 591.17 and in Chilean Peso, a buck equals 779.38 and in Chi-Com Yuan Offshore, one dollar equals 6.38 of theirs.[vii]       
  6. 2022 Tuesday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.919 per gallon, $4.174 in Florida, $5.147 in Hawaii, and $4.739 in Washington state.[viii]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Wyoming- $4.123.  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 1st LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Venezuela: $0.095 per U.S. Gallon.[ix] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,350,131,307,308 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[x]  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 Taiwan the next largest holder of U.S. debt is Grand Cayman Island.  This nation holds $225,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  7. 2022 Tuesday F: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis– Word has it that Russian soldiers operating in the vicinity of the old Ukrainian Chernobyl power plant may have been exposed to radiation.  Meanwhile, as the Russian military continues its aggression against Ukraine, Mariupol says they have lost at least 5,000 civilians to Russian attacks including at least 200 children.  Time to use neutron bombs against the Russians.  Next, new intelligence reports suggest that the Russians might be running out of missiles in their arsenal.   Next, as Russian forces continue to fail across Ukraine, Moscow claims it will limit operations around the capitol city of Kyiv which many in the Biden regime contend could presage chemical attacks on the noble city.
  8. 2022 Tuesday G: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis II– The Pentagon says that Ukrainian and U.S. troops are liaising across the border in Poland.  Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin is relying on Russian bigwig, Roman Abramovich as his go-between with the Ukrainians.   Across the Black Sea in Turkey, Russia has dropped the ‘denazification’ of the Ukraine as one of his demands.  However, when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky blows off Putin’s other demands, the Russian thug said of his opposite, “I’ll thrash him.”  Russia also has accused the United States of running a massive cyber campaign against them.
  9. 2022 Tuesday H: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis III– In some hilarious news, apparently an artillery shell coming out of Ukraine hit a Russian military camp across the border from the country the Russkies are invading.  NO word on casualties or on the reactions of Russia.  Should be fun to see.  Next, much to the consternation of Ukraine, the Pentagon nixes any transfer of Polish MiGs to neighboring Ukraine.  Meanwhile, the World Health Organization claims that Russians have attacked 18 separate healthcare-related facilities leaving several people dead.  President Zelensky said of Russian peace overtures that what the Russkies are saying “may sound nice but that Ukraine is not going to slacken its defenses.”
  10. 2022 Tuesday I: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis IV–  President Volodymyr Zelensky said today that ‘IF nations with a nuclear component come to his nation’s aid, Ukraine will be neutral but Russian forces must withdraw NOW.’  He also said his nation and his people are not naïve and that the Russians will have to do more than to just talk peace.
  11. 2022 Tuesday J: World War III– Day No. 34 of the Russo-Ukrainian War.  With Joe Biden in the White House, the countdown to World War III is clear.  Every day, we inch a tad bit closer to the biggest conflagration the world has ever- or will- see again.  Thank you, f**king Joe.
  12. 2022 Tuesday K: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I– The Biden regime finally is getting some sense: it announced plans to begin vaccinating illegal alien scum at the border for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu.  Taken more than a year to do the right thing.  What a POS you are, Joe.  His ‘number two,’ Vice President Kamala Harris, well, she’s been in charge of the border crisis for the past 361 days.  Worse than that, she has not shown up to do her job in 275 days.  The cost of caring for ‘Joe’s and Kamala’s illegal aliens’ since January 01, 2022, is $559,216,848.  The cost of caring for them since they both took the oath of office to protect and defend the country is about $42,311,854,610.  The number of illegals who have crossed the border over the course of the previous 88 days is in our estimation, 900,742 while the conservative LOW estimate of illegals living in the country is 45,276,004, all of whom must be rounded up and deported.  NOW.  (Sources for the AICPENDBLOG.COM Illegal Alien Numbers: Center for Immigration Studies, Department of Homeland Security, Federation for American Immigration Reform, Institute for Defense Analyses, Yale, MIT, and, of course, the God-given common sense each of us has at his or her disposal).
  13. 2022 Tuesday L: Foreign News-Overseas News I– Queen Elizabeth attends the memorial services for her deceased husband, Prince Phillip.  Elsewhere, after spending time in a hospital overnight, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is out and back on the campaign trail.  He says he’s ‘super-well.’  Meanwhile, four European Union member countries have expelled 43 Russian diplomats.   Next, after a two-year COVID-19 delay, Poland holds its state funeral for native son classical music composer Krzysztof Penderecki.
  14. 2022 Tuesday M: Foreign News-Overseas News II– FREE CHINA, aka the Republic of China, aka Taiwan, the ‘rightful China’ says that Vladimir Putin’s problems in Ukraine a ‘warning to communist China.’  NO matter what the Chi-Coms say or do, their navy must cross 100 miles of water to Taiwan which is five times what the Nazis had to cross to invade England in 1940.  The Nazis never were able to launch an invasion of the British Isles as they could not gain control of the air over the invasion beaches.  It would be hilarious to see both of communist China’s aircraft carriers belching flames and oily smoke after being hit and sunk in the Straits of Taiwan.   No, we believe Xi Jinping is content with what he has as a failure by him would see him marched to the top of the gallows and then dangling from the gibbet.
  15. 2022 Tuesday N: COVID-19 Updates and Additional Information I– In yet another blow to the Biden regime’s COVID-19 narrative, new data demonstrates that within 3-8 months of undergoing vaccination for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, young people under age 16 begin developing heart problems.  Whether they are fleeting or will remain for years to come remains for us to see.  However, NONE of us here at the blog would ever force our kids to undergo inoculation for the Wuhan Flu.
  16. 2022 Tuesday O: Health and Medical Alerts–  Poor Elon Musk: he announces that for a second time now, he once again is COVID-19 positive.  Lot of good the vaccines are doing, eh?  Next- it’s official: the Food and Drug Administration okays yet another booster shot for those aged 50 and up.
  17. 2022 Tuesday P: COVID-19 Lockdowns-Restrictions-and Authoritarianism News– Dr. Scott Gottlieb said today that IF a new strain of COVID-19 does not cause a massive spike in the number of cases, mask mandates on airliners will vanish.  Next, the courts have barred the U.S. Navy from taking actions against sailors refusing to undergo vaccination with the experimental Chi-Vi vaccines.
  18. 2022 Tuesday Q: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News– (1) Pfizer: $52.71 (2) AstraZeneca: $65.95 (3) Novavax: $78.83 (4) Merck & Company: $81.57 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $177.74  (6) BioNTech: $172.39 (7) Moderna: $180.64.
  19. 2022 Tuesday R: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News– (1) Raytheon: $101.08 (2) Boeing: $193.67 (3) General Dynamics: $241.09 (4) Lockheed Martin: $437.13 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $446.31.
  20. 2022 Tuesday S: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News– (1) Ansell Ltd.: $25.37 (2) DuPont: $78.00 (3) 3M: $152.09 (4) Honeywell: $197.54  (5) Teijen: $1,405.00.
  21. 2022 Tuesday T: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News– (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $29.79 (2) Beyond Meat: $51.37  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $63.85.
  22. 2022 Tuesday U: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News– (1) Wal-Mart: $147.23 (2) Lowe’s: $219.57 (3) Home Depot: $317.71 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $569.98 (5) Amazon: $3,386.30.
  23. 2022 Tuesday V: Joe Biden’s Daily Disaster– As economists continue digging into Joe Biden’s $5.8 trillion 2023 budget request, various experts say that ‘Joe Biden’s tax plan sugarcoats the fact that EVERYONE is going to see his or her taxes go up.  EVERYONE.’  Joe Biden’s new budge will also slash U.S. Army troop strength (if they can handle more) as well as will retired hundreds of warplanes and U.S. Navy ships.  Next, a new poll says that in a 2024 theoretical rematch between President Donald J. Trump and senile Joe Biden, the legitimate president leads the usurper by SIX POINTS.
  24. 2022 Tuesday W: Joe Biden Regime News I– The ongoing disgrace of the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues.  We now know that an audit launched in 2018 to root out corruption in the once admired federal law enforcement entity revealed 747 compliance errors in 353 separate cases.  This has led to a massive decline in public trust and all we can say is that if the FBI ever comes a-calling, call an attorney before they stop a-knocking.  NEVER speak to federal law enforcement sans an attorney.
  25. 2022 Tuesday X: Joe Biden Regime News II– The Biden White House said today NO EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE for either Jared Kushner or Ivanka Trump for their roles in the false flag events of January 06, 2021, the ones ginned up and set in motion by corrupt House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, the nonagenarian leader of the Democratic Party.   Next, the White House reveals (or so it claims) that there’s a ‘seven-hour gap in President Donald J. Trump’s phone logs on January 06, 2021.’  Whoa.
  26. 2022 Tuesday Y: Joe Biden Regime News III– Joe Biden’s Joestapo- the Federal Bureau of Investigation- announced that elections officials in nine states have been targeted by cyberattacks.  What states, who was targeted, and who was doing the targeting, FBI?  Next, Joe Biden’s at it again: he said today while meeting with Singapore’s president that he ‘doubts Russia is scaling back operations around Kyiv.’  Uh, okay, Joe, okay.  Joe Biden also says that ‘Russia’s supply chains are next in line for sanctions.’  Next, 75-to-100 years too late, slobbering Joe Biden signed a bill making lynching a federal hate crime.   What the hell is wrong with this half-witted fool?
  27. 2022 Tuesday Z: Joe Biden Regime News IV– The Biden regime is sending its deputy national security advisor for economics- Daleep Singh- to India to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.  Many fear that the Indians might align themselves with the Chi-Coms rather than with the West.   IF New Delhi aligns with India, it means they are terrified of the Chi-Coms nuking the crap out of them which is surprising.
  28. 2022 Tuesday AA: Political News I– As the noose continues tightening around the necks of Bill and Hillary Clinton, former Hillary campaign lawyer Michael Sussman is objecting to the growing number of questions seeking to learn the roles of all the scumbags involved in the Trump-Russia Collusion hoax.   Next, fading House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, the false-teeth-wearing nonagenarian loser decided it was time that she slammed BOTH U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, over their support of the true President Donald J. Trump.  Madam Pelosi, STFU.  Meanwhile, Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, blasted Joe Biden’s far-too-many verbal miscues.
  29. 2022 Tuesday BB: Political News II– In a break with his fellow Republicans, Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, opposes the ‘quick response’ fellow members of his party are seeking against Russia.  Next, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, R-PA 14th congressional district, says that ‘Joe Biden’s words on Vladimir Putin are ammunition for the Kremlin.’  Meanwhile, Republicans have a new bill that targets social media sites that allow terrorists to operate unimpeded while shutting down normal discussion, especially conservative discussion.’
  30. 2022 Tuesday CC: Political News III– Congressman Jim Jordan, R-OH 4th congressional district, says that ‘Vladimir Putin is taking advantage of an extremely weak White House.’  Next, a new report suggests that Moscow may have hacked into several U.S. energy companies.   Meanwhile, in questioning with the FBI Assistant Director for the Cyber Division Scott Smith, Congressman Matt Gaetz, R-FL 1st congressional district, entered Hunter Biden’s laptops into the Congressional Record.  Deputy Director Smith pulled a ‘Sergeant Schultz’ when repeatedly pestered about the laptop saying, “I know nothing, I know nothing.”  And you have faith in the U.S. government!   Finally, Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, says that ‘Joe Biden’s unintentional gaffes make the United States look extremely weak.’
  31. 2022 Tuesday DD: Political News IV– Questions continue arising regarding Joe Biden’s first SCOTUS nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and her position as friend and ally of America’s pedophiles.  Republicans and fair-minded Democrats want to know IF the White House’s leaving off information regarding the incredibly lenient sentences provided to pedophiles was intentional or an oversight because of Joe Biden’s advanced senility?  Or could it be because slobbering Joe is fearful of one day being held accountable for all of the groping of young children and women?   The so-called 46th president has a right to be fearful of this.
  32. 2022 Tuesday EE: Political News V– Philip Wegmann, Real Clear Politics’ White House reporter told Tucker Carlson this evening on Tucker Carlson Tonight, that soon-to-be-ex-Congressman Adam “The C**t” Kinzinger, RINO-IL 16th congressional district, actually sought employment in the Trump White House as Navy secretary before he became a committed enemy of the 45th president.  Folks, this is WHY many Americans despise politics because when a cross-dressing loser such as “The C**t” Kinzinger goes against a man from whom he sought employment based upon that, it makes everyone sick.  This guy is a loser, he obviously was unqualified for the job, and thus he has become an inveterate enemy of one of the greatest presidents in the history of the country.  Tragic!
  33. 2022 Tuesday FF: U.S. House of Representatives News I– The longest-serving GOP member of the House- Alaska’s Congressman Don Young- is lying in state inside the U.S. Capitol.  He served the 49th state for the past 49 years.   Next, the House announces a special panel with which to hammer BIG OIL CEOs with questions on rising gas prices.  Wow.   Next, Democrats drop increased demand for additional COVID-19 aid (with which to line their pockets) and give an OKAY to providing additional aid for Ukraine, thus averting a federal government shutdown.
  34. 2022 Tuesday GG: U.S. Senate News I– GOP senators are in the process of revealing findings from the probe launched to investigate Hunter Biden’s dealings with communist China and with Russia.   (Note: President Donald J. Trump has called on Vladimir Putin to release data on Hunter Biden’s dealings with Russian oligarchs)[xi].  Next, Senator Jon Thune, R-SD, announced today that he ‘won’t be voting for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace retiring Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.’  In other news related to Judge Jackson, Senator Joe Manchin, D-W. VA, came out and lambasted GOP senators for their ‘disgraceful’ and ‘embarrassing’ handling of the confirmation hearings.  We guess Senator Manchin had to do something to make it appear he’s still a Democrat.  Bravo, Joe.
  35. 2022 Tuesday HH: Lawsuit and Legal News– The Trump Org. has been ordered to comply with New York state Attorney General Letitia “The Loser” James’ fraudulent subpoenas requesting material from their employees’ devices.  The witch hunt continues.   Next, disgraced, terminated CNN bigwig, Jeff Zucker, forced out along with his pal, Chris “Fraido” Cuomo over schlepping the help has reportedly settled for a $10 million payout to STFU and to go away.
  36. 2022 Tuesday II: Crime and Punishment News– The body of a missing 1-year-old Florida boy has been discovered in a septic tank.  In other crime-related news, we learned this morning that Chicago Mayor Lori “Frog-Face” Lightfoot hired 70 law enforcement officers to protect her and her family back in 2020 all the while railing against the cops and demanding the city of murder to DEFUND the cops.  Yet another shred of evidence of liberal hypocrisy in this country.  People, vote this ignorant bitch out of office ASAP.
  37. 2022 Tuesday JJ: Pro-Death Movement-Abortion News– Colorado announces that ‘should the United States Supreme Court weaken Roe v. Wade they will become an abortion beacon for the country and the entire world.’  Sounds like ‘666’ to us, folks.   Avoid the Rocky Mountain State at all costs.   However, Kentucky has joined the states protecting the unborn and has passed its own antiabortion bill, one that also bans all abortions past the 15-week mark.  Planned Parenthood is wailing up a storm what with the loss of revenue from selling the body parts of the unborn and newly born, the ones they ‘execute on the birthing tables.’  Planned Parenthood is truly a satanic cult if one ever existed.
  38. 2022 Tuesday KK: Popular Culture News– As hubbub continues from the fallout of Will Smith bitch-slapping Chris Rock at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremonies- Alec Baldwin- a man who shot two, killing one, on the set of his now-canceled movie, “Rust,” said of the Oscars that they ‘turned into the Jerry Springer Show.’  Alec- STFU.  You’re lucky you’re not in the slammer as you read this.   Next, the Foo Fighters cancel all future dates for the time being following the untimely death of drummer, Taylor Hawkins.
  39. 2022 Tuesday LL: Florida State News– “America’s Governor” Ron DeSantis vetoed the latest congressional redistricting map Democrats hoped would tilt power in their direction.   Speaking of “America’s governor,” he is leading a 21-state lawsuit against mask mandates on all forms of public transit.  Next, following the ludicrous attacks on “America’s Governor” and his signing of the bill protecting parental rights in education by Disney Corp., the governor fired back and slammed them for being the degenerates that they are.  What the hell has happened to Disney?  They’ve become extremely satanic over the past 2-3 decades or so.
  40. 2022 Tuesday MM: California Lottery Results-Mega-Millions Draw– Here are the results for the Mega-Millions Draw #1750 what with a $60 million jackpot on the line: 07, 22, 36, 45, 47, and Mega 12. Out of 50,655 winning tickets, the highest winners were TWO people who had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $6,295 apiece.

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[i] 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)

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

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

[iv] 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

[xi] Senator Ron Johnson, R-WI, says that U.S. media outlets have entirely ignored stories related to Hunter Biden.