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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

126. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, MAY 06, 2022

1987 Wednesday: Colorado Senator Gary Hart, who dared the press to catch him in an affair, suffers reporters catching him with his girlfriend, Donna Rice, and denies it. This will cost him his shot at the Democratic presidential nomination.

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126. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, MAY 06, 2022:

National Nurses Day, Kentucky Oaks Day, and Military Spouse Appreciation Day

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William Strong;  U.S. Attorney General Philander C. Knox; U.S. Secretary of State Philander C. Knox; U.S. Secretary of War William Crowninshield Endicott; U.S. Senator Richard Shelby; WBA Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Ellis; Average White Band featuring Robbie McIntosh, Bad Company featuring Brian Howe, the Bee Gees, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band featuring Bob Seger, Elton John (band) featuring Davey Johnstone, Foo Fighters featuring Chris Shiflett, Michael Jackson, and the Soft Machine featuring Mike Ratledge:

  1. 1501 Monday: In the Papal States, future 222nd Roman Catholic Pope Marcellus II is born Marcello Cervini degli Spannochi.  He would pick up his Holy Cross on April 09, 1555 and would carry it forward to May 01, 1555.
  2. 1527 Friday: The Renaissance ends as Spanish and German troops sack Rome in an orgy of looting, murder, and rape.
  3. 1529 Monday: At the Battle of Gogra, the Mongol Emperor Babur beats the combined Afghan and Bengal armies.
  4. 1757 Friday: During the Seven Years’ War, Prussian troops under King Frederick II forced Austrian soldiers to retreat in the Battle of Prague, but ultimately failed to capture the city.
  5. 1787 Sunday: The first Black Masonic Lodge, African #459, forms at Prince Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.
  6. 1808 Friday: Future 40th Associate Supreme Court Justice William Strong, first a Democrat and then a Republican (served: February 18, 1870, to December 14, 1880), is born in Somers, Connecticut, on this date.
  7. 1835 Wednesday: James Gordon Bennett published the “New York Herald” for the first time.
  8. 1840 Wednesday: Britain’s first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, officially went into circulation five days after its introduction.
  9. 1851 Tuesday: Linus Yale patented the clock-type lock on this date.
  10. 1853 Friday: In Brownsville, Pa., future 40th U.S. Secretary of State Philander C. Knox is born.  A Republican, he would serve under President William Howard Taft from March 06, 1909, to March 05, 1913.  Prior to this position, Knox also served the nation as its 44th U.S. Attorney General.  In this capacity, he would serve under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt from April 05, 1901, to June 30, 1904, then became 40th U.S. Secretary of State and then finally a senator from Pennsylvania.
  11. 1861 Monday: Confederate President Jefferson Davis approves war between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America.  Meanwhile, Arkansas and Tennessee become the eighth and ninth states to secede from the U.S.
  12. 1863 Wednesday: The Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia ended with a Confederate victory over Union forces.
  13. 1864 Friday: General William T. Sherman and his troops begin the drive on Atlanta, Georgia.
  14. 1877 Sunday: Crazy Horse surrenders to U.S. troops in Nebraska.  
  15. 1882 Saturday: President Chester Alan Arthur, Republican, signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred immigrants from China to the United States for 10 years took place on this date in history; however, Arthur had opposed an earlier version of the bill, which barred Chinese immigrants for 20 years.
  16. 1889 Monday: The Eiffel Tower officially opens to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.  The exposition also featured the first automobile in Paris, the Mercedes-Benz.
  17. 1890 Tuesday: The Mormon Church renounces polygamy.  (Tell that to Warren Jeffs and his group…)
  18. 1900 Sunday: In Boston, Massachusetts, the 36th U.S. Secretary of War William Crowninshield Endicott died at age 73. A Democrat, he served under President Grover Cleveland from March 05, 1885, to March 05, 1889.
  19. 1903 Wednesday: In Major League Baseball in a game against the Detroit Tigers, the Chicago White Sox commit a record 12 errors.
  20. 1910 Friday: Britain’s Edwardian Era ended with the death of King Edward VII; George V. succeeded him.
  21. 1915 Thursday: While playing for the Boston Red Sox, Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run on this date.
  22. 1916 Saturday: During World War I in the African Theater, Belgium troops march into Kigali, German East Africa.
  23. 1919 Tuesday: In the aftermath of the First World War, the Paris Peace Conference disposes of Germany’s overseas empire; German East Africa goes to Britain and France while German Southwest Africa goes to South Africa.
  24. 1934 Sunday: In Birmingham, Alabama, future Republican Senator Richard Shelby is born.  He would enter the U.S. Senate on January 01, 1987, and remains there to this day.
  25. 1935 Monday: The Works Progress Administration began operating under an executive order signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
  26. 1937 Thursday: The hydrogen-filled German airship, the Hindenburg, burned and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 people aboard and a Navy crewmember on the ground.
  27. 1940 Monday: Author John Steinbeck receives the Pulitzer Prize for the novel, “The Grapes of Wrath.”
  28. 1941 Tuesday: In the USSR, Josef Stalin becomes the Soviet premier, replacing Vyacheslav M. Molotov.  Elsewhere, at California’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show before an audience of servicemen.
  29. 1942 Wednesday: During World War II, some 15,000 American and Filipino troops on Corregidor surrendered to Japanese forces.
  30. 1943 Thursday: During World War II, the British 8th Army opens an assault on Axis-held Tunis.   Elsewhere, in Maidstone, Kent, England, future keyboardist with the British rock band the Soft Machine- Mike Ratledge is born. 
  31. 1945 Sunday: As the war in Europe sputtered to its end, Nazi broadcaster Axis Sally made her final broadcast to Allied troops before fleeing.  Elsewhere, in Detroit, Michigan, future singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band- Bob Seger- is born.
  32. 1946 Monday: The New York Yankees became the first major league baseball team to travel by airplane.
  33. 1950 Saturday: Future drummer with the Average White Band[i] (1972-74), Robbie McIntosh, is born in Dundee, Scotland, on this date.
  34. 1951 Sunday: Future longtime guitarist with the Elton John[ii] band, Davey Johnstone, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on this date.
  35. 1954 Thursday: Medical student Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile during a track meet in Oxford, England, in 3:59.4.   Meanwhile, in the fight for Dien Bien Phu in French Indochina, two American pilots- James B. McGovern- nicknamed “Earthquake McGoon” for a comic strip character of the time and his co-pilot Wallace Buford bit the dust today.  McGovern- flying his 45th supply run to Dien Bien Phu with a full load of ammunition for his French allies suffered AA damage to the tail.  The plane was unable to complete its mission and as the C-119 struggled to make it away from enemy troops clipped the side of a mountain flying low through a valley, flipped over, and blew up killing the crew.  These were the first two American casualties of the Vietnam War.[iii]
  36. 1957 Monday: U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, “Profiles in Courage.”
  37. 1959 Wednesday: Art dealers sold the Picasso painting of a Dutch girl for $154,000 in London.  At the time, it was the highest price any living painter ever received for an original artwork.
  38. 1960 Friday: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
  39. 1962 Sunday: In the first test of its kind, the submerged submarine USS Ethan Allen fired a Polaris missile armed with a nuclear warhead that detonated above the Pacific Ocean.
  40. 1968 Monday: French student protesters and police clashed outside the Sorbonne in Paris, resulting in hundreds of arrests and injuries.
  41. 1974 Monday: West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigned after one of his aides was exposed as an East German spy.
  42. 1975 Tuesday: Former WBA heavyweight champion Jimmy Young ends his professional career on a high note by knocking out Carl Baker at 2:48 of the first round of a 10-round bout.  His record improved to 40-12-1.  The fight occurred at Sports Stadium in Orlando, Fla.
  43. 1981 Wednesday: The U.S. expels ALL Libyan diplomats.  Meanwhile, a jury of international architects and sculptors unanimously selected the entry of Maya Ying Lin for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  44. 1987 Wednesday: Colorado Senator Gary Hart, who dared the press to catch him in an affair, suffers reporters catching him with his girlfriend, Donna Rice, and denies it.  This will cost him his shot at the Democratic presidential nomination.
  45. 1992 Wednesday: Former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev delivered a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where Winston Churchill one spoke of the “Iron Curtain”; Gorbachev said the world was still divided between North and South, rich, and poor.
  46. 1994 Friday: In South Africa, Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress become the winners of the presidential elections.  Meanwhile, Lennox “The Lion” Lewis scores a TKO over Phil Jackson in the 8th round of their heavyweight title fight.  Finally, former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones filed suit against President Bill Clinton, alleging he had sexually harassed her in 1991.  Jones reached a settlement with Clinton in November 1998.  What’s more, a rail tunnel under the English Channel officially opens, connecting Britain and the European mainland for the first time since the last Ice Age.
  47. 1997 Tuesday: In the NHL, the Hartford Whalers become the Carolina Hurricanes.  Meanwhile, the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inducts Michael Jackson[iv] and the Bee Gees[v].  Elsewhere, four health care companies agreed to a settlement of $600 million to hemophiliacs who had contracted AIDS from tainted blood between the years of 1978-1985.
  48. 2001 Sunday: During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque.  Elsewhere, the parents of Chandra Levy reported her missing to police in Washington, DC.  Searchers later discovered the intern’s body on May 22, 2002, in Rock Creek Park.
  49. 2002 Monday: “Spider Man” became the first movie to earn more than $100 million in its first weekend.
  50. 2007 Sunday: In France, Nicolas Sarkozy wins the presidential election.
  51. 2008 Tuesday: Chinese leader Hu Jintao arrives in Tokyo for a landmark five-day state visit to a country that devastated much of theirs in the 1930s and the 1940s.   Meanwhile, in the U.S. Democrat voters go to the polls in North Carolina and Indiana.  Senator Barack Obama, D-IL, crushes his foe, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, in the Tarheels State while Hillary manages to eke out a win in Indiana.
  52. 2009 Wednesday: The state legislature of Maine legalizes same-sex unions in their state.
  53. 2010 Thursday: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il reportedly meets with Chi-Com President Hu Jintao in Beijing on this date.   Elsewhere, Russian marines rescue the ship, Moscow University, and her crew of 23, from the Somali pirates who captured her the day before.  Meanwhile, Afghan protesters take to the streets to protest the mistreatment of their fellow citizens who have sought refuge in neighboring Iran.
  54. 2011 Friday: Al Qaida confirms the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, and threatens revenge.   Meanwhile, President Barack Obama meets with the members of Seal Team 6 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and awards them with the Presidential Unit Citation.
  55. 2012 Sunday: In the second round of the French presidential election, Francois Hollande is confirmed the winner.  In so doing, he becomes the 24th president of the nation.   Elsewhere, due to misbehavior by Islamists in Egypt, the Defense Ministry in Cairo puts up barricades around its complex to thwart further attacks.
  56. 2013 Monday: Kidnap-rape victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade earlier while in their teens or early 20s, underwent rescue from a house just south of downtown Cleveland.  (Their captor, Ariel Castro, hanged himself in prison in September 2013 at the beginning of a life sentence plus 1,000 years.  Meanwhile, Wal-Mart’s earnings surpass that of Exxon Mobil, becoming the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list.  Finally, the U.S. Senate passes a bill that will allow the federal government to collect taxes on online sales.
  57. 2014 Tuesday: Former heavyweight boxer, Jimmy Ellis, died in Louisville, Kentucky, on this date at age 74.  During his career, he fought 53 professional bouts, notching up 40 wins (24 by KO), 12 losses, and one draw.  His career began on 19-April-1965 through 06-May-1975.  For a brief period, he owned the WBA heavyweight title.  Elsewhere, according to Brainy History, Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company, files plans for a U.S. IPO.  Financial experts expect the offering to be one of the largest in the U.S. and may raise more funding than the Facebook IPO may in 2012.  Finally, the leader of Boko Haram- Abubakar Shekau- releases a video, nearly an hour in length, in which, he brags about kidnapping loads of Nigerian schoolgirls even though outraged liberals like First Lady Michelle Obama furiously tweet out tweets with the hashtag ‘Bring Back Our Girls.’  Oh, gee- absolutely scary.
  58. 2015 Wednesday:  Also, according to Brainy History, in response to terrorist dangers such as the January shootings at French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, the French National Assembly passes a law to expand the government’s surveillance powers; critics warn that the act will violate civil liberties.    Meanwhile, Governor Larry Hogan, R-MY, ends his state of emergency declaration, one he issued in the wake of ongoing riots over the death of Freddie Gray.
  59. 2016 Friday: For the first time in four decades, the North Korean Workers Party convenes to discuss what to do next as the country faces increasing opposition and additional sanctions for its tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles.  What to do, what to do?
  60. 2017 Saturday: In exchange for numerous Boko Haram suspects in custody, the Islamic terror groups releases 84 of their kidnapped schoolgirls.  Meanwhile, France bans fashion models that are little more than human scarecrows and demands labeling of digital image enhancement of all models so sensitive schmucks aren’t body shamed.
  61. 2018 Sunday: The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano reached 26, as scientists reported lava spewing more than 200 feet into the air.   Elsewhere, the Israeli Defense Forces come upon a group of Palestinian terrorists attempting to sabotage the border wall preventing terrorism from soiling Israeli land and in the ensuing melee shoots and kills three of the rogues and injures two others.  The Israelis also come across a Hamas border outpost and runs the buggers off.  However, Hamas releases video in which it claims they have breached the border wall and are infiltrating hundreds of jihadists into the world’s only Jewish state.  Track ‘em down and kill ‘em all.
  62. 2019 Monday: Surprisingly, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah- after ‘global condemnation’- lifts the death penalty for gay sex and for adulterers.  (But you still can’t do it…or else).  Elsewhere, following President Donald J. Trump’s suggestion that he may impose billions of dollars of new tariffs on Chi-Com-made goods, the communist Chinese stock market topple by 5-percent by midday.  What to do, what to do?  (Note- the Chi-Coms must stop screwing us…)
  63. 2020 Wednesday: Word comes out today that Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is going to hit every out-of-state medical professional who answered his call to come help the Empire State through its (self-imposed) COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis with state income taxes.  Currently, there are 3,755,341 confirmed cases of Kung Flu worldwide, 263,831 confirmed deaths, and 1,245,415 confirmed recoveries.  Thank you, communist China.  In the United States, we have 1,259,604 confirmed cases of the Wuhan Flu, 74,577 confirmed deaths, and 170,859 confirmed recoveries.  In California, we have 59,698 confirmed cases and 2,439 confirmed deaths but no mention of recoveries.  In Hawaii, we have 626 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 588 confirmed recoveries while in Washington state, there are 15,905 confirmed cases and 870 confirmed deaths but like California, no mention of confirmed recoveries.  Curious.  Meanwhile, communist China claims 88,423 confirmed cases of the Wuhan Flu, 4,633 confirmed deaths and 81,785 confirmed recoveries.  Got to love their honesty (joke).
  64. 2020 Wednesday A: Long-time vocalist with the British rock band Bad Company[vi] (following the departure of original vocalist Paul Rodgers) Brian Howe died at age 66 in Lake Placid, Florida.  He served as the band’s vocalist from 1986 to 1993 and kept the band’s success alive.   Meanwhile, Venezuela announces that it is going to try the so-called ‘mercenaries’ captured a few days earlier by its armed forces in the nation’s civil courts, including the two supposed American ringleaders.  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will do ‘everything in its power to return U.S. citizens to the United States.’
  65. 2021 Thursday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 156,666,845 confirmed cases, +837,588, 3,268,876  confirmed deaths, +13,574, and 134,841,720 confirmed recoveries, +89,611.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,366,320 confirmed cases, UP 44,947 from yesterday’s reporting, 593,987 confirmed deaths, UP 839,[vii] and 26,014,813 confirmed recoveries, UP 79,672.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[viii]   
  66. 2021 Thursday 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 219.83 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 184,438 deaths.      
  67. 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: 3,753,201 confirmed cases, 62,158 confirmed deaths, and 2,000,253 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,258,433 confirmed cases, 35,559 confirmed deaths, and 1,831,455 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,922 confirmed cases, 486 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 413,222 confirmed cases, 5,609 confirmed deaths, and 201,532 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s recovery numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Vermont, a place  that has two horrible senators- Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy should they become a flipping state: they have 23,296 confirmed cases, 249 confirmed deaths, but 21,007 confirmed recoveries as they won’t mention them.[ix]   
  68. 2021 Thursday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,828 confirmed cases, 6,374 confirmed deaths, and 831,331 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Bosnia and Hercegovina, a once communist country (well, part of a country) but now is free: 200,353 cases of the virus, 8,762 confirmed deaths and 163,445 confirmed recoveries.[x]     
  69. 2021 Thursday D:  Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,548.53, UP 318.19 points (+0.93%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,632.84, UP 50.42 points (+0.37%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,201.62, UP 34.03 points (+0.82%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $64.82 per barrel, +0.11 (+0.17%).  The price of GOLD is $1,814.70 per troy oz., -1.00 (-0.06%) while the price of SILVER is $27.39 per troy ounce, -0.09 (-0.33%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,256.00 per troy oz, -1.00 (-0.13%) while the price of COPPER is $4.60 per pound, 0.00 (+0.04%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,944.02 per troy oz, +0.81 (+0.03%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $29,300.00 per troy oz., -200.00 (-0.68%).[xiii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.46 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.09.     In Peruvian Nuevo Sol, one greenback equals 3.82 and in Philippine Peso, a buck equals 47.88 and in Polish Zloty, one dollar equals 3.79 of theirs.[xiv]     
  70. 2021 Thursday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.074 per gallon, $2.881 in Florida, $3.815 in Hawaii, and $3.502 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other location- New York: $2.978.  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- Ethiopia: $1.917 per U.S. Gallon.[xvi]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,255,825,311,282 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xvii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  71. 2021 Thursday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Governor Ron DeSantis, R-FL, is suing the Biden regime over its refusal to deport criminal illegal aliens.  Excellent. Next, citizens living in border states in a recent poll show that people of ALL political parties believe that Joe Biden’s immigration policies (or lack thereof) are responsible for driving cases of the ‘VID as well as increasing human trafficking and the deaths of thousands.  We must secure our borders.
  72. 2021 Thursday G: Joe Biden Regime News I– The International Energy Agency- the IEA- has warned that Joe Biden’s policies are allowing the Chi-Coms to obtain greater control of dwindling rare mineral resources across the globe.   Meanwhile, Dr. Jill is meeting with military spouses during a stop in the Rocky Mountain State.  Next, the FAA is hitting unruly, mask-less passengers with massive fines.   In other Biden regime news, growing numbers of people are asking WHY the United States Postal Service now is SPYING on Americans’ social media posts?  Where the hell does the USPS get authority to do this?  Twilight Zone, folks, welcome to the modern-day Joe Biden regime police state.[xviii]   Finally, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona says, ‘kids will be back in school full-time by September.’
  73. 2021 Thursday H: COVID-19 Updates And Additional Information– House GOP leaders send a letter to Centers for Disease Control- CDC- demanding answers as to ties between teachers’ unions and the CDC.  The educators unions seem to hold a great deal of power over what the CDC says, allows, and does.  Next, Moderna is testing a COVID-19 booster shot which the pharmaceutical company shows promise in combatting the various variants.   Speaking of the vaccines, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says that the ‘Chi-Coms will be thrilled’ if the patents are stripped from BIG PHARMA’S vaccines as the communists will get their hands on them.[xix]  Elsewhere, Israel announces they believe they may have developed a drug that may cure COVID-19.  Thank God Joe Biden has no right to hand this information over to the Chi-Coms.
  74. 2021 Thursday I: Foreign News / Overseas News– Xi Jinping has self-bestowed another title atop his shoulders, “Helmsman.”  The last person to ‘wear this moniker’ was the late Mao Zedong.   What further proof does one need to understand this thug wants to be a global dictator?   Elsewhere, U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken says that the U.S. will ‘stand with Ukraine against Russia.’  Boy, oh, boy.  In other fascinating news, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that ‘Russian involvement, if not influence or interference in Brexit.’  Uh, okay.
  75. 2021 Thursday J: Voting Integrity / Fraudulent And Stolen Election News– One America News obtained a letter from the Department of Justice to the state of Arizona attempting to STOP the 2020 Election audit currently going on within that state right now.  U.S. Attorney General Merrick “The Mole” Garland swears the audit ‘could intimidate voters?’  WTF?  That is crazy, how is seeking to verify the election as free of corruption and fraud intimidating to voters unless of course, the timid voters actively participated in the fraud?   Speaking of election fraud, legislators in Wisconsin are proposing their own version of an election reform bill.  Meanwhile, Governor Ron DeSantis, R-FL, signed into law the strongest election integrity bill in the United States.  God bless you, governor.
  76. 2021 Thursday K: Wokeism / Woke / Wokies– The upcoming new Superman movie will feature a black actor playing the man of steel.  Awesome.  Will the next Black Panther be a white actor? 
  77. 2021 Thursday L: National Security News– well-known household name Honeywell has been fined for sharing U.S. Department of Defense data with foreign countries.  The fine is a mere $13 million so it would seem as though the Biden regime wants Honeywell to continue funneling national security information to the, uh, Chi-Coms.  Really? 
  78. 2021 Thursday M: Big Tech News– Senator Josh Hawley, R-MO, is officially introducing his “Bust Up Big Tech Act,” aka BUBTA, an act with which to clean the clocks of social media titans and search engine leftist losers.  We have been personally assaulted by both social media and BIG TECH and would love to see both destroyed and their individual parts plastered around the world.   In other pathetic BIG TECH NEWS, even though there is NO direct connection between ‘From the Desk of President Donald J. Trump’ and Twitter, Jack Dorsey has closed the account.  WTF?   Speaking of Twitter, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY 21st congressional district, blasts Twitter for temporarily suspending one of her aides for no particular reason.   Moving on, a member of the Facebook ‘Oversight Board’ says that the referral on President Donald J. Trump was ‘lazy.’  An overseer at Facebook says the social media site should be less politically loaded (because we hope you guys are going to get broken up…for good).
  79. 2021 Thursday N: Political News I– The state of South Carolina adds the firing squad to its list of execution methods which also include the electric chair and lethal injection.  However, seeing as how namby-pamby suppliers of drugs for lethal injection many times will not sell the necessary items to states using them to carry out capital punishment.  Next Donald Trump Jr. says the Dems ‘want his father silenced because they know he resonates with the American people.’  Meanwhile, Senator Chuck Grassley, R-IA, is upping pressure to get to the bottom of Climate Czar John F. “Lurch” Kerry’s numerous Logan Act violations.  We want to know, too, why this POS is able to collude with an ENEMY who hates our country, and no one does anything about it? 
  80. 2021 Thursday O: Political News II– Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, DS, is colluding with a far-left Swiss billionaire so he can get funds to screw up gerrymandering efforts in states where changes in proportional representation and loss or gain of new House sets is occurring or is set to occur.   In other news, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-LA 1st congressional district, says of colleague, Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, is focused way too much on the past and not on the present and future.  We hope she is out next week.   NO MORE RINOS.  In other hilarious news, Governor Gretchen “Gravel Gertie” Whitmer, DS-MI, is set to receive a ‘profiles in courage award’ or some such dreck for her ‘handling of the pandemic in Michigan.’  What a joke.  This dingbat should be in prison.  In other news, Caitlyn Jenner- in response to critics going after her now that she is seeking Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom’s seat- says, “I move on.”  There you go.  
  81. 2021 Thursday P: Political News III–  A bar owner in California was busted for selling fake Chi-Vi vaccine documentation to people seeking them.  Next, Rep. Ilhan “Allah Akbar” Omar, DSPUSA-MN 5th congressional district says, ‘it’s time to grow a backbone and end the filibuster.’  F— you.   Next, New York’s Sheldon Silver, former Democratic speaker of the state assembly, has been ordered to return to federal prison.  Elsewhere, TenCent is negotiating with U.S. authorities to keep its investment in the U.S.  Meanwhile, the FBI says they have close to 500 (440) arrests in the BIG FALSE FLAG OPERATION the Democrats and their storm-troopers of Antifa and Black Lives Matter ran on January 06, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol.  Yes, there were Trump supporters there but it’s clear to anyone with political knowledge that most of the people were left-wing infiltrators who nearly pulled off a coup of sorts but eventually failed.  The only ones rotting in the D.C. hoosegow are Trumpers while the Antifa and BLM thugs have all been sprung and in the wind.
  82. 2022 Friday: Stick around…

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0822 a 30” x 40” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Solitude.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.

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The next album released by the Band was the self-titled, “The Band.”  Released on September 22, 1969, this album known as the “Brown Album” due to its album cover, was an even bigger hit their freshman debut.  Like their first album, it produced some powerful hits such as “Up on Cripple Creek” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”  Once again, the band featured Rick Danko (bass, vocals, and fiddle), Robbie Robertson (guitars and vocals), Levon Helm (drums, percussion, vocals, mandolins, and tambourines), Richard Manuel (pianos, organs, and vocals), and Garth Hudson (keyboards and saxophones).  What we have for you today is the “The Band 50th Anniversary Edition” (where the hell does the time go?), a deluxe version that came out on September 27, 2019.  This is a wonderful album, one we anticipate everyone will want to own because in this day and age of bullshit music, there is nothing more refreshing than a blast from the past such as the one we are promoting here.  Please seek it out and make it a part of your daily listening pleasure. 

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[i] Not sure when we will promote the music of the Average White Band but hope to do it at some point within the next 25 years.  Stick with us as you will be among the first to know.

[ii] We will be presenting Elton John’s music at some point.

[iii] 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.

[iv] We project to present music by the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2026.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[xviii] The word is Joe Biden is outsourcing surveillance activities to other governmental entities so they can do the dirty work without as much oversight.  This is not good. 

[xix] Everyone knows that the Biden regime is closely tied to the Chi-Coms and will do their bidding on virtually anything so long as the ‘Helmsman’ demands it be done.

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

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

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

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

  1. 1497 Sunday: John Cabot departs Europe for North America.
  2. 1519 Friday: Artist Leonardo da Vinci died at Cloux, France, at age 67.
  3. 1536 Saturday: England’s King Henry VIII accuses Anne Boleyn of adultery; seventeen days later, the executioner lopped off her head.
  4. 1670 Friday: England’s King Charles II chartered the Hudson Bay Company on this date.
  5. 1703 Wednesday: Portugal signs a treaty with England to become a great covenant.
  6. 1776 Thursday: France and Spain agree to give arms to the American rebels.
  7. 1801 Saturday: The 5th U.S. Secretary of State James Madison took his post on this date.  In this capacity, he served from today until March 03, 1809, under President Thomas Jefferson.  From here, he would move up the ladder.
  8. 1833 Thursday: Czar Nicholas I of Russia bans public sale of serfs.
  9. 1844 Thursday: The 16th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury James Canfield Spencer left office on this date.  First a Democratic-Republican and then a Whig, he served under President John Tyler from March 08, 1843, until today.
  10. 1863 Saturday: During the Civil War, a Confederate sentry accidentally shot and wounded Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson at Chancellorsville; he died eight days later.
  11. 1865 Tuesday: President Andrew Johnson offers $100,000 reward for the capture of fugitive Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
  12. 1875 Sunday: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the future 74th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Owen Josephus Roberts is born.  A Republican, President Herbert Hoover would nominate Roberts to fill Associate Justice Edward Sanford’s seat.  He would serve from 05-20-1930 to 07-31-1945.
  13. 1882 Tuesday: In Charleston, South Carolina, future 81st U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice James F. Byrnes is born.  A Democrat, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would nominate Byrnes to fill Associate Justice James McReynold’s seat.  Byrnes would serve from 06-25-1941 to 10-03-1942.  He also served as the nation’s 49th U.S. Secretary of State doing so under President Harry S. Truman. In this capacity, he would serve from 07-03-1945 to 01-21-1947.
  14. 1885 Saturday: Publishers released the first edition of “Good Housekeeping” magazine.
  15. 1887 Monday: Hannibal W. Goodwin applied for a patent for his celluloid photographic film on this date, film from which projectionists show motion pictures.
  16. 1890 Friday: The federal government organized the Oklahoma Territory on this date.
  17. 1902 Friday: The first science fiction film, “A Trip to the Moon,” hits theaters on this date.
  18. 1908 Saturday: The original version of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” with music by Albert Von Tilzer and lyrics by Jack Norworth, undergoes first publication by Von Tilzer’s York Music Co.
  19. 1915 Sunday: Heavy fighting continues during the Second Battle of Ypres with attack, counterattack, and attack again, thrown off, reignited, and relaunched with a horrendous death toll on both sides.  Elsewhere, the Turks show the Allies a thing or two by rounding up French and British citizens interned in their country and sending them into No-Man’s Land to stymie British assaults.  Wow.
  20. 1916 Tuesday: President Woodrow Wilson signs the first act against illegal drugs, the Harrison Drug Act.  Elsewhere, Germany agrees with a British proposal to send POWs to Switzerland as neither side can really care for them.  Off they go…
  21. 1917 Wednesday: Ottoman Turk leader Talaat Pasha visits his ally, Kaiser Wilhelm II in Berlin to discuss conduct of the war.  He will eventually have to seek exile in post-World War I Germany as he will be a wanted criminal due to the Armenian Genocide.
  22. 1918 Thursday: Communists relocate the toppled Czar and his family to the Urals, so he and they are beyond the rescue of White forces.  Meanwhile, the Ottomans are launching all-out assaults against British positions in Palestine.
  23. 1926 Sunday: Due to rising turmoil in the Central American nation of Nicaragua, U.S. Marines intervene to protect American interests.  Meanwhile in India, women gained the right to seek elected office.  
  24. 1927 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court’s “Buck v. Bell” ruling on this date permits forced sterilization of “unfits” by state authorities where the law permits such surgeries for ‘eugenic reasons.’
  25. 1932 Monday: Jack Benny launched his first radio show on NBC Radio on this date.
  26. 1933 Tuesday: In Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler bans labor unions.
  27. 1934 Wednesday: Nazi Germany begins its infamous “People’s Courts.”
  28. 1936 Saturday: “Peter and the Wolf,” a symphonic tale for children by Sergei Prokofiev, had its world premiere in Moscow.  Meanwhile, Abyssinian Emperor Haile Selassie and his family flee the country ahead of attacking Italian troops.
  29. 1939 Tuesday: Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record when he played in his 2,130th game.  His streak commenced on June 1, 1925.
  30. 1940 Thursday: The Allies continue evacuating Norway.  Meanwhile, the date to invade France and Belgium is set for May 01.   
  31. 1941 Friday: In Nazi Germany, Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler’s deputy.  Meanwhile, the Federal Communications Commission agreed to let regular scheduling of TV broadcasts by commercial TV stations to begin on July 01, 1941.  This would be the start of network television.  Elsewhere, General Mills began shipping its new cereal “Cheerioats,” to six test markets.  They later renamed it “Cheerios.”   
  32. 1941 Friday A: Meanwhile, fighting in Iraq continues.  One thing the Iraqis did not count on nor have themselves are airplanes.  The Brits have a squadron of obsolescent World War I era airplanes and put them to effective use lighting up the pro-Axis Iraqis.  Britain continues landing troops in Basra on the Persian Gulf which causes the population to rise up and attack the invaders.
  33. 1942 Saturday: Japanese troops occupy Mandalay, Burma.  Elsewhere, fighting continues on Mindanao in the southern Philippines as the Japanese continue trying to dislodge the U.S. and Filipino defenders.   Meanwhile, the Battle of the Coral Sea is brewing as the Japanese navy continues building up its warships for the attack on Port Moresby.  The Americans, however, have cracked their naval codes, and are building forces of their own.
  34. 1943 Sunday: German bombers conduct operations to lay mines in the Thames Estuary and along the British coastline.  Shipping already is precarious off the eastern coast of England, and this will make it even more challenging.
  35. 1944 Tuesday: Future drummer with Argent[i] and the Kinks[ii], Bob Henrit, is born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England, on this date.  Elsewhere, Fascist Spain- like other undeclared allies of the Axis- Turkey and Portugal among the most notable- have been pressured by the Allies to turn their backs on the Nazis and begin cutting supplies of tungsten ore which is important for ammunition and shells.  El Caudillo Francisco Franco will bow to the Allies’ request but will drag his feet for as long as he can.  Portugal and Turkey also supply the Axis with essential minerals but will begin tapering the amounts.
  36. 1945 Wednesday: Once General Helmuth Wielding surrenders all German forces in the Nazi capital, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and in parts of Austria.  Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery (05-12-1941 to 05-02-1945) Martin Bormann dies while attempting to escape the Soviet destruction of the Nazi capital.  Meanwhile, Goldy McJohn, famed keyboardist with the rock band, Steppenwolf[iii], was born on this date in Toronto, Canada.
  37. 1946 Thursday: At the Federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island, the “Battle of Alcatraz” erupts as inmates launch a revolt that leads to the deaths of three inmates and two correctional guards before additional reinforcements quell the uprising two days later.
  38. 1950 Tuesday: Lou Gramm, future lead singer with the British-American rock band, Foreigner[iv], was born on this date in Rochester, N.Y.  Meanwhile, future vocalist with the San Francisco funk-soul band, Sly and the Family Stone[v], Vet Stone, was born in Vallejo, California, on this date.
  39. 1951 Wednesday: Future bassist/vocalist with the British rock band, Jethro Tull[vi] 1975-1979—John Glascock—was born in Islington, England, on this date.
  40. 1952 Friday: The era of commercial jet passenger service began as a BOAC de Havilland Comet carrying 36 passengers took off on a multi-stop flight from London to Johannesburg, South Africa.  
  41. 1953 Saturday: In Jordan, the British install Hussein I as king; in Iraq, they install Feisal II.
  42. 1954 Sunday: Heavy rain is returning to Dien Bien Phu which hampers air drops.  However, the French command in Hanoi- even though they know the battle most likely is lost- manage to get in more than 100 additional troops to help defend the camp and to prolong the battle so that Operation Condor might have a chance to succeed.  Many of the reinforcements are coming straight from jump school and are being sent into a fight the French now know they cannot win.  No matter how many additional troops they can get into Dien Bien Phu, the communists are able to scrape up more- even if they are 14-year-old, 15-year-old, and 16-year-old kids.  Send in enough cannon fodder and they think they can win.  Evil.[vii]
  43. 1956 Wednesday: In Englewood, N.J., future bassist/vocalist with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia- Doug Howard- is born.
  44. 1957 Thursday: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, Republican-Wisconsin, died at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.  Elsewhere, gangster Frank Costello escapes an assassination attempt launched by rival mobsters.
  45. 1963 Thursday: The Children’s Crusade began in Birmingham, Alabama, as more than 1,000 black schoolchildren skipped classes and marched downtown to protest racial segregation; hundreds undergo arrest.  Next day when the marchers took to the streets once more, the authorities unleashed police dogs, and fire hoses on the young protesters, injuring many, and arresting as many as possible.  
  46. 1969 Friday: British liner Queen Elizabeth leaves on her maiden voyage to New York City.
  47. 1970 Saturday: Jockey Diane Crump became the first woman to ride in a Kentucky Derby; she finished 15th aboard Fathom.
  48. 1972 Tuesday: Longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover died in Washington at age 77.  Meanwhile, a fire at the Sunshine silver mine in Kellogg, Idaho, claimed the lives of 91 workers who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  49. 1974 Thursday: Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew suffers disbarment.
  50. 1976 Sunday: In Marine City, Michigan, future vocalist with Stone Temple Pilots from 2017 to the present- John Gutt- is born.
  51. 1982 Sunday: During the Falklands Islands War, the British submarine, HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine battleship, General Belgrano resulting in at least 350 deaths.  Meanwhile, the Weather Channel made its debut.  Meanwhile, Greg Page (19-0) beats Jimmy Young (30-11-2) in a 12-round unanimous decision to retain the USBA heavyweight boxing title.
  52. 1983 Monday: A 6.7-magnitude earthquake injures 487 people in Coalinga, California.
  53. 1988 Monday: In Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Reds’ manager, Pete Rose, suffers suspension for 30 days for pushing an umpire.
  54. 1994 Monday: Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa’s first democratic elections; President F.W. de Klerk acknowledged defeat.
  55. 2003 Friday: Unemployment in the U.S. hits 6-percent for the month of April what with the loss of 48,000 jobs.  
  56. 2004 Sunday: Along the Gaza-Israeli border, Palestinian thugs murder a pregnant Israeli woman and her four daughters before Israeli Defense Forces light ‘em up and leave them dead like the rats they are.  Following this Palestinian-caused barbarity, the Israeli government votes NOT to pull out of the Gaza Strip.  Go in there and get this animalistic scum.   Elsewhere, the Baltimore Sun reports that a government report says that ‘since 2001, secret or private searches in the U.S. are up by since 2001, secret or private searches in the U.S. are up by 85-percent.  Who can blame people with the way the Bush administration has turned the country into a police state?
  57. 2005 Monday: About 50 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan, something goes awry at a munitions dump.  The place blows up killing dozens of people with no full accounting of how many took a one-way trip to meet with Allah or how many others were left devastated one way or another.  Wow.
  58. 2006 Tuesday: The two art thieves who stole Edvard Much’s “The Scream” and “Madonna” receive sentences of four and eight years in prison today.  Elsewhere, communist president of Bolivia Evo Morales orders the nationalization of the nation’s natural gas industry along with mining and forestry.  LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE (in poverty…)
  59. 2007 Wednesday: Following yesterdays beating of illegal alien lovers during a May Day rally in Los Angeles, California, by the LAPD, outraged Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa orders an immediate investigation as to why the cops beat the snot out of the illegals.  Well, the illegals DON’T belong here so if they weren’t here, they would not have gotten their asses beat.   Elsewhere, President George W. Bush meets with Democrats in Congress so he and the legislative branch can figure out how to fund this never-ending, wholly unnecessary war. 
  60. 2008 Friday: Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down such laws across the United States, died in Milford, Va., at age 68.  Elsewhere, in Seoul, South Korea, thousands of people gather to protest the importation of U.S. beef which they claim is corrupted by Mad Cow Disease.
  61. 2009 Saturday: The United Nations ORDERS- like that means anything- the Israelis to stop evicting Palestinians from East Jerusalem.  Oh, boohoo, boot them out and build housing for your people.   Elsewhere, inside a so-called ‘civilian safe zone,’ Sri Lankan Army troops go on a rampage and kill 91 people and wound another 87.  Not sure as to WHY they did what they did but they did it well.
  62. 2010 Sunday: The European Union and International Monetary Fund present Greece with 120 billion Euro bailout packages, to help rid them of their sovereign debt.   Elsewhere, following the bombing of the Mogadishu mosque yesterday, the death toll rises to 45 and the focus falls on the al-Qaida trash.  Light them up.
  63. 2011 Monday: As the news continues to spread about whacking Osama bin Laden, tens of thousands of people gather at Ground Zero in New York City as well as in other places around the country to celebrate the death of this terrorist POS.  The world also learns that in accordance with Islamic law, U.S. military authorities buried him via a sea burial in the Indian Ocean so that a burial site on land would not become a terrorist shrine.  The Allies did the same thing with the Nazis executed at Nuremburg.  They were cremated and went into a river.
  64. 2012 Wednesday: 2012 U.S. presidential candidate Newt Gingrich suspends his campaign for the Republican nomination.   Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives in Beijing for high-level talks with her opposites as well as find ways to line her and her hubby Bill’s pockets with Chi-Com cash.  While on site, she meets with blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. 
  65. 2013 Thursday: Conservationists determine poachers killed the last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique; these poachers worked with game rangers responsible for protecting them.  Meanwhile, a North Korean court sentences American Kenneth Bae to 15 years of hard labor for committing criminal acts against the regime.  Yeah, right.  The Obama administration begs for amnesty.
  66. 2014 Friday: According to Brainy History, Apple and Samsung achieved mixed victory in a patent suit settlement; Samsung will owe Apple about $120 million, and Apple will owe Samsung about $158,000; the court found both parties to have infringed on each other’s patents.  Elsewhere, fighting continues in eastern Ukraine as the Ukrainians claim they have killed numerous Russians and destroyed assets although two Ukrainian helicopters were reportedly shot down.   In the city of Odessa, Ukrainians are going after Russians with a vengeance.  Get those SOBS.
  67. 2015 Saturday: In a boxing match that shattered financial records for the sport, Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao on points in 12 rounds in the world unification welterweight title bout.  What a fight.  Congratulations to Mr. Mayweather.   Elsewhere, as the Nigerian military continues fighting through the Sambisa Forest, the government announces that another 234 women and girls have been rescued from the clutches of the Islamist group, Boko Haram.
  68. 2016 Monday: The ‘religion of peace’ is on the move yet again, this time in Baghdad, Iraq, where three separate bombings claim the lives of at least 14 poor souls including a number of Shiite pilgrims while the Syrian Army takes up positions around its prison in the city of Hama where violent prisoners have overthrown the prison staff and are holding them as hostages.  What will President Bashar al-Assad do?  We think he’ll employ poison gas inside the prison killing all of them (and the guards).   
  69. 2016 Monday A: Elsewhere, the Catholic Church in the Philippines urges its followers to reject Roderigo Duterte who seems to be little more than a whack job.  Down in Venezuela, El Presidente Nicolas Maduro orders clocks in his nation to be moved forward by half-an-hour since the country is facing a major electricity shortage and that somehow moving the clocks up by 30 minutes will alleviate the suffering of the people.  YOU know what will alleviate their suffering?  Your fat neck dangling from a noose in the center of Caracas.  POS communist.
  70. 2017 Tuesday: Still angry from yesterday’s provocative overflight of the Korean Peninsula by two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers, Kim Jong Un warns the world that due to President Donald J. Trump’s belligerent stance against the peaceful Democratic Republic of North Korea, the military is going to accelerate its nuclear weapons programs and ‘could test a nuke at any time’ so there.  Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times reports that Venezuelan thug dictator Nicolas Maduro is going to ‘draft a new constitution’ seeing as how violent mobs are protesting his regime in the streets.
  71. 2018 Wednesday: Disaster befalls romaine lettuce in Yuma, Arizona, as a massive e. coli outbreak sickens at least 121 people across 25 states killing one in the process.  Grocery stores around the country put out immediate recalls and stop-sales on all romaine lettuces, fresh and packaged, coming out of the region.   Elsewhere, as a show of good faith, ahead of the summit between President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, the North Koreans release the last three American detainees they have been keeping as a potential future trump card.
  72. 2019 Thursday: Iowa passes one of the strictest abortion bans saying ‘can’t happen’ after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.  Good for them.   Elsewhere, Senator Michael Bennet, D-CO, says he is in the running for the 2020 presidential nomination of his party.  No one cares.  Meanwhile, Facebook and Instagram ban several big names from its site for spreading violence and hate.  Among the folks bumped off the sites are Alex Jones, the Reverend Louis Farrakhan, David Duke, Milo Yiannopoulos, and several others.  We shall see.
  73. 2020 Saturday: After California Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom orders ONLY the beaches of Orange County closed, the sheriff of the county says, ‘he will not enforce the order.’  Meanwhile, on the COVID-19- Wuhan Flu front- confirmed global cases are 3,424,254; confirmed deaths sit at 243,674; and confirmed recoveries are 1,092,715.  In the United States, the Kung Flu Virus Crisis- given us by the communist Chinese- is thus: confirmed cases sit at 1,157,782, confirmed deaths at 67,046, and confirmed recoveries are 150,934.  Meanwhile, the communist Chinese claim the following numbers (let’s see if they have changed): confirmed cases: 88,423; confirmed deaths: 4,633; and confirmed recoveries: 81,785!  Which is almost the same as one week ago, lying scumbags.  Around the United States, more states continue reopening and no upticks in the Coronavirus Crisis are seen so to all authoritarian governors out there, you better lighten up.  (It is interesting to note that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is still whining about ‘Confederate and swastika flags being seen at protests but every piece of film we have looked at, those flags are nowhere to behold.  ANTIFA- do your job, go to Michigan, and protest this b***h).
  74. 2021 Sunday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 153,467,379 confirmed cases, +667,534, 3,215,537  confirmed deaths, +9,349, and 131,436,594 confirmed recoveries, +71,306.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,178,844 confirmed cases, UP 29,104 from yesterday’s reporting, 591,056 confirmed deaths, UP 306,[viii] and 25,777,864 confirmed recoveries, UP 45,866.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[ix] 
  75. 2021 Sunday A: NOTE: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 276,388 CHI-VI deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another 281.6 days, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,812 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 185,586 deaths. 
  76. 2021 Sunday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,745,332 confirmed cases, 61,920 confirmed deaths, and 1,993,102 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,242,778 confirmed cases, 35,269 confirmed deaths, and 1,805,359 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,580 confirmed cases, 483 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 406,908 confirmed cases, 5,563 confirmed deaths, and 191,652 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s recovery numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Alaska, a once reliable DEEP RED state before the Democratic-Socialists corrupted it: they have 65,409 confirmed cases, 341 confirmed deaths, and 56,476 confirmed recoveries.[x]   Meanwhile, Governor Brian Kemp, R-GA, is lifting ALL remaining COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.
  77. 2021 Sunday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,554 confirmed cases, 6,366 confirmed deaths, and 830,878 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Honduras, overloaded with way too many illegal aliens seeking asylum under Joe Biden: 213,167 cases of the virus, 5,318 confirmed deaths and 78,806 confirmed recoveries.[xi]     
  78. 2021 Sunday D:  Friday’s Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,874.85, DOWN 185.51 points (-0.54%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,962.98, DOWN 119.86 points (-0.85%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,181.17, DOWN 30.30 points (-0.72%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $63.49 per barrel, -0.09 (-0.14%).  The price of GOLD is $1,768.80 per troy oz., +1.10 (+0.06%) while the price of SILVER is $25.92 per troy ounce, +0.06 (+0.24%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,203.90 per troy oz, -1.30 (-0.11%) while the price of COPPER is $4.46 per pound, -0.01 (-0.27%).[xii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,934.50 per troy oz, -17.48 (-0.59%).[xiii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,500.00 per troy oz., +150.00 (+0.51%).[xiv]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.47 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.21.     In Mozambican Metical, one greenback equals 57.02 and in Myanmar Kyat, a buck equals 1,550.00 and in Nicaraguan Córdoba, one dollar equals 34.85 of theirs.[xv]  
  79. 2021 Sunday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.040 per gallon, $2.780 in Florida, $3.790 in Hawaii, and $3.471 in Washington state.[xvi]    Let’s look at one other location- New Hampshire: $2.766.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the seventh lowest gasoline price in the world- Nigeria: $1.591 per U.S. Gallon.[xvii]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,240,289,802,772 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xviii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.  In other business news, Berkshire-Hathaway bigwig Warren Buffet is celebrating 1st quarter earnings in 2021 of $11.7 billion.  He also is warning investors NOT to gamble on stocks.   Meanwhile, in other economic news that will trash the U.S. economy, Joe Biden is QUIETLY preparing a massive increase in Food Stamps, even higher than the one his former (well, could still be the current) boss, Barack Hussein Obama had and without going via the U.S. Congress.  Yet another unilateral move that will see millions of dollars going to illegal aliens.
  80. 2021 Sunday F: Pro-Death Movement-Abortion News– The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kansas City, Missouri- 71-year-old Joseph Naumann told Newsmax TV that ‘it’s wrong for Joe Biden to use his Catholic ‘faith’ because it misguides Catholic listeners.’  Look, WE believe (and I’m a Jew- Mo) that the Roman Catholic Church should excommunicate Joe Biden and other scurrilous, reprobate Catholics such as House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, the decrepit nonagenarian because she like he are big PROPONENTS of the Pro-Death Movement and NOT because they believe women have a right to control their own bodies but because they make money off it via campaign contributions.
  81. 2021 Sunday G: Political News I– Like Senator Mitt Romney, RINO-UT, Rep. Liz Cheney, RINO-WY, is having a challenging time within her party for being the neo-lib that she is by going against President Donald J. Trump.  She is expected to be removed from GOP leadership by June at the latest.   Next former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, says that ‘Lockheed-Martin possesses UFO wreckage. This is getting better all the time.   We are looking forward to the upcoming UFO report next month- if the feds actually release it.  Elsewhere, the runoff for the U.S. House seat in Texas 6th congressional district is between two Republicans: Susan Wright (19.2%), backed by President Donald J. Trump and Jake Ellzey (13.8%), which has the Democrats sobbing gobs of tears as they genuinely thought they were going to propel third-place runner-up Jana Lynne Sanchez (13.4%) into the House to help a beleaguered “Mumbles” Pelosi.  
  82. 2021 Sunday H: Political News II– Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, continues sharing his views on Afghanistan and says we must withdraw from the country NOW.  We concur wholeheartedly and think we should have been out of there before President George W. Bush left office (and should never have gone into Iraq).  Since going to that forlorn country, Senator Paul says we have blown $825 billion to 1 trillion building roads and schools, protecting women, and doing other non-war-fighting jobs at great cost to our country in resources and human lives.  (Note- I said yesterday that the Democrats and Neocons are seeking a “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” so they can keep forces in that s—hole country in perpetuity and to continue reaping the wealth from the Military-Industrial-Political Complex- Mo).
  83. 2021 Sunday I: Political News III– The family of the late Ashli Babbitt is suing the Capitol Hill Police Department for her murder on January 06, 2021.  We still don’t know who fired the fatal shot (but we are learning more about the officer by the day.  We believe her killing was preordained that the House speaker- in control of the Capitol Hill Police Department- wanted to make sure someone lost their life in this FALSE FLAG OPERATION)- Mo).   Elsewhere, the U.S. State Department has announced that there is “NO TRUTH” regarding a prisoner swap with the Iranians.   Meanwhile, Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, says he remains hopeful on police reform occurring in the U.S. Senate.  Finally, Senator John Barrasso, R-WY, says of Joe Biden’s $2.1 trillion infrastructure bill that it’s ‘like someone with a new credit card.’   Finally, famed economic adviser Larry Kudlow says Joe Biden’s BIG GOVERNMENT PUSH is destabilizing and bad for the United States.’
  84. 2021 Sunday J: Foreign News / Overseas News– Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is warning of a “U.S.-communist China Armageddon.”  Amen, Mr. Secretary, amen.   Next, Kim Jong Un warns the U.S. of GRAVE CONSEQUENCES over Joe Biden’s mumbling, stumbling speech the other day on the 99th day of his regime before a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress.   Elsewhere, British Prime Minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson is being forced to answer for his personal spending.  Oooh, BoJo could be going down.  Meanwhile, riotous soccer fans stormed Manchester United’s field over the U.S.-based owners proposing the ‘Super Soccer League’ that would feature only elite teams and would be a power grab by wealthy billionaires.   Finally, a Cuban dissident’s hunger strike is challenging the communist regime. 
  85. 2021 Sunday K: Miscellaneous News I– Yesterday, the Empire State Building celebrated its 90th birthday.  Next, SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule returned four astronauts back from the International Space Station in the first nighttime landing in the Gulf of Mexico since the Apollo missions.  Elsewhere, “Kooky Kamala” Harris has another job (not that she shows up for any of them): she is now going to be the head of the National Space Council.
  86. 2022 Monday: Stick around…

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Formed in the late 1950s as the Hawks, the group that would come to be known as the Band evolved in 1967.  Featuring four Canadians and one American, the band erupted onto the stage with their first album, “Music from the Big Pink,” (July 01, 1968).  In some ways, the band was a throwback in that having performed with Bob Dylan for a lengthy time, they combined elements of acoustic folks with rock and roll with the music of the prairies, the back-hills, and other American-Canadian forms in an extremely alluring package of sound.  The band features 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).  Their first album touched the souls of many and put them on a path to stardom, one that would take them to Woodstock in 1969 and beyond.  One of the big hits was “The Weight.”  What we have here is the 50th anniversary edition of this celebrated album, “Music from Big Pink 50th Anniversary Edition,” a beefed-up effort featuring all manner of additional gems for your listening pleasure.  The album came out on January 01, 2018.  We hope you will seek this album out and consider adding it to your growing collection of nothing but the absolute best in rock music.  You will be glad you did, of that, we guarantee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. 0946 Sunday: The reign of the 128th Roman Catholic Pope Marinus II ended on this date.  He first became pontiff on October 30, 0942.
  2. 1006 Thursday: Supernova observed by Chinese and Egyptians in constellation Lupus.
  3. 1045 Thursday: The reign of the 147th Roman Catholic Pope Benedict IX ended on this date.  He first became Vicar of Christ on March 10, 1045, and over the course of the next 52 days, guided his flock through thick and thin on its journey to meet with the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.
  4. 1328 Saturday: England recognizes the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
  5. 1544 Monday: Turkish troops occupy Hungary.
  6. 1555 Sunday: The reign of the 222nd Roman Catholic Pope Marcellus II ends after 52 days as pontiff.  He first picked up his Holy Cross on April 09, 1555.
  7. 1572 Monday: The reign of the 225th Roman Catholic Pontiff St. Pius V ends on this date.  As the guide of ALL Christendom Pope Pius V led his flock from January 07, 1566, until today.
  8. 1707 Sunday: The Kingdom of Great Britain became a reality as a treaty merging England and Scotland took effect.
  9. 1715 Wednesday: Prussia declares war on Sweden.
  10. 1776 Wednesday: Adam Weishaupt founds secret society of Illuminati.
  11. 1780 Monday: Future 27th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McKinley is born in Culpepper County, Va., on this date.  A Democrat, President Martin Van Buren nominated him to fill a new seat on the nation’s high court.  He served from April 22, 1837, to July 19, 1852.  
  12. 1785 Sunday: Kamehameha defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  13. 1786 Monday: Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro” premiered in Vienna, Austria.
  14. 1805 Wednesday: The state of Virginia passed a law requiring all freed slaves to leave the state or to risk either imprisonment or deportation.
  15. 1837 Monday: The 26th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Catron assumed his position on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Democrat, President Andrew Jackson nominated him to fill a new seat.  He served from today until May 30, 1865.
  16. 1844 Wednesday: Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate.  Meanwhile, Samuel Morse sends the first telegraph message.
  17. 1861 Wednesday: Confederate General Robert E. Lee orders troops under General T. J. Jackson to attack Harper’s Ferry.
  18. 1862 Thursday: Union naval commander David Farragut captures the Rebel city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
  19. 1863 Friday: The Confederate “National Flag” replaces the “Stars and Bars” as the national flag.  Meanwhile in Virginia, the Battle of Chancellorsville began with the forces of General Robert E. Lee commenced fighting with Union troops under the command of General Joseph Hooker.  During this battle, friendly fire mortally wounded Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.  
  20. 1866 Tuesday: The American Equal Rights Association forms.
  21. 1867 Wednesday: The Reconstruction of the South begins as do black voter registration.
  22. 1877 Tuesday: President Rutherford B. Hayes—following the dictates of the Compromise of 1877 in which, he became president over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden—began withdrawing the final Union troops from out of the South.  This concluded Reconstruction and led to persecution of freed slaves throughout the South.
  23. 1883 Tuesday: William F. Cody—aka “Buffalo Bill Cody”—held his first Wild West Show.
  24. 1884 Thursday: Chicago, Illinois has the distinction of being the first U.S. city to begin building the first 10-story building in the nation.
  25. 1898 Sunday: Commodore George Dewey gave the command, “You may fire when ready, Gridley,” as an American naval force destroyed a Spanish squadron in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
  26. 1915 Saturday: The British luxury liner, the Lusitania, leaves New York bound for Liverpool, England.  Elsewhere, on the Western Front, the Second Battle of Ypres seesaws back and forth.  On the Eastern Front, the Germans are pushing Russian troops back in the Baltic states while their Austro-Hungarian allies continue battling the Russians in the Carpathians and Ukraine.  Meanwhile, on the Southern Front, the Turks begin assaulting Allied positions at Gallipoli.
  27. 1916 Monday: The French are beginning to have success in the Battle of Verdun what with the recapture of Fort Douamont, the linchpin of the whole defensive system. 
  28. 1917 Tuesday: On the Northwest Frontier of India, British forces are fighting with jihadi tribesmen.  Although the supply convoy snaking through the mountains manages to survive the assault, losses are heavy.
  29. 1918 Wednesday: Due to Soviet intransigence and the ongoing civil war between the Reds and the Whites, the German forces continue gobbling up vast portions of the Ukraine including the massive Crimean port of Sebastopol and the city of Odessa.  As long as the Soviets continue thinking they can cling to portions of the old Czarist empire, the Germans continue proving to them it’s futile, give in, give up, and stop launching attacks.  That’s Leon Trotsky for you.
  30. 1922 Monday: Charlie Robertson of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect no-hit, no-run game against the Detroit Tigers.  The Sox won the contest by a final score of 3-0.  Another perfect game did not come along until 46 years later.
  31. 1931 Friday: New York’s 102-story Empire State Building undergoes dedication.  Elsewhere, singer Kate Smith made her debut on CBS Radio on her 24th birthday.
  32. 1934 Tuesday: The Philippine legislature accepted a U.S. proposal for independence on this date.
  33. 1935 Wednesday: Workers complete the building of Boulder Dam, Colorado.
  34. 1937 Saturday: American president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, signs the Neutrality Acts.
  35. 1939 Monday: “Batman” comics hit the streets.
  36. 1940 Wednesday: The Allies are evacuating Norway as the fight to save the country is now impossible.  The efforts to retrieve Allies there will continue through the month.  Meanwhile, Sweden declares that it will defend its neutrality with energy and has no intention of succumbing to either the Nazis or the Soviets. 
  37. 1941 Thursday: The Orson Welles motion picture “Citizen Kane” premiered in New York.  In Mesopotamia, Iraqi troops begin attacking British outposts.  They are coming in ont the side of the Axis and want to boot the British occupiers out of their country.   Elsewhere, in North Afrika, the Battle of Tobruk continues as the Afrika Korps continues battering its way through the defenses.
  38. 1942 Friday: Future drummer/vocalist with the 1960s rock band, Pacific Gas & Electric[i]– Charlie Allen- is born on this date.  Elsewhere, in the Pacific Theater of World War II, Imperial Japanese continue committing more troops to the fight on Mindanao in the southern Philippines and fighting is fierce between outnumbered Filipino and American defenders.
  39. 1943 Saturday: During World War II, the German Wehrmacht deploys in Holland to break up worker strikes.  Meanwhile, a Luftwaffe bomber sinks a boat carrying Jews to Malta in the Mediterranean.  Finally, fighting continues in Tunisia as the German and Italian troops of the Afrika Korps continue defying the Allies’ attempt as they attempt to destroy them.
  40. 1944 Monday: The Messerschmitt Me-262, the first combat jet in aviation history took its first flight on this date.  Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, Soviet leader Josef Stalin says the ‘Germans must be pursued all the way to Berlin.’  He now has the upper hand, and his generals are planning for the summer offensive, one that will fall atop the Nazis and their remaining allies like a sledgehammer.
  41. 1945 Tuesday: German Admiral Karl Doenitz, Hitler’s successor, begins the formation of a new German government.  Meanwhile, a day after the suicide of Adolf Hitler, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels commits suicide along with his wife, Magda.  Prior to consuming poison and using a sidearm, they poison their six children.  On all fronts, German units are in the process of negotiating or surrendering to the victorious Allies; however, the full surrender of Nazi Germany won’t happen until May 08 and 09 depending upon the front.
  42. 1946 Wednesday: In New York City, future founding member of Blood, Sweat & Tears[ii]– Jerry Weiss (trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals 1967-1968)- is born on this date.
  43. 1949 Sunday: Jim Clench—future guitarist/vocalist who would replace Randy Bachman in Bachman-Turner Overdrive[iii] 1978-present—was born in Canada on this date.
  44. 1952 Thursday: “Mr. Potato-Head” debuts.  (Little would the manufacturers know but about 70 years later, WOKIES would neuter Mr. Potato Head.  What a bunch of sissified pansies!)
  45. 1954 Saturday: Following the celebration of Camerone Day by the French Foreign Legionnaires at Dien Bien Phu, the communists celebrate their BIG COMMUNIST DAY- May Day.  Red flags flutter at all communist-held strongpoints and fighting positions and in the surrounding hills.  Oh, it’s a big day for the communists, a big, big day.  It also marks the day of the final phase of the offensive and Isabelle is suffering ongoing artillery bombardments.  By the end of the day, the French defenders have lost several of their 105 mm howitzers which have been essential at keeping communist attackers away from their position.   The communists are tightening their grip on the Legionnaires’ fortified position causing a heavy counterattack late in the evening to push the Viet Minh back.[iv]
  46. 1959 Friday: In Indianapolis, Indiana, the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Floyd Patterson scores an 11th round KO of British boxer, Brian London, improving his record to 35-1.   
  47. 1960 Sunday: The Soviet Union shot down an American U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
  48. 1961 Monday: The first U.S. airline hijacking took place as Antulio Ramirez Ortiz, a Miami electrician, commandeered a National Airlines plane that was en route to Key West, Florida, and forced the pilot to fly to Fidel Castro’s Cuba.
  49. 1963 Wednesday: The Coca-Cola Company began marketing TAB, its first low-calorie beverage.
  50. 1964 Friday: The computer programming language BASIC (Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) underwent creation by Dartmouth College professors John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz.
  51. 1966 Sunday: Johnny Colt—bassist with the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd[v] 2012-present—is born in Cherry Point, North Carolina, on this date.
  52. 1967 Monday: Elvis Presley[vi] married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas; they divorced in 1973.
  53. 1968 Wednesday: In South Haven, Michigan, future original bassist with the band, Smashing Pumpkins- D’arcy Wretzky- is born.
  54. 1971 Saturday: The intercity passenger rail service Amtrak went into operation.  Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones[vii] release the single, “Brown Sugar.”
  55. 1972 Monday: In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, NABF heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali wins a 12-round unanimous decision over home country hero, George Chuvalo, to put his record to 36-1.  As for Chuvalo, his record went to 66-18-2 with the loss.
  56. 1975 Thursday: Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Brewers broke baseball’s all-time RBI record previously held by Babe Ruth during a game against the Detroit Tigers; the Brewers won 17-3.
  57. 1979 Tuesday: Elton John[viii] becomes the first pop star to perform in Israel.
  58. 1982 Saturday: The World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., was opened by President Ronald Reagan.
  59. 1983 Sunday: Pitcher Nolan Ryan surpasses Walter Johnson’s strikeout record of 3,508.
  60. 1984 Tuesday: Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac[ix] files for bankruptcy.
  61. 1991 Wednesday: Pitcher Nolan Ryan pitches 7th No-Hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays.
  62. 1992 Friday: On the third day of the Los Angeles riots, a visibly shaken Rodney King appeared in public to appeal for calm, pleading, “Can we all get along?”
  63. 1996 Wednesday: In New York City, the 62nd U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell Jr. died at age 92.  A Republican, he served under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from January 21, 1953, to October 23, 1957.
  64. 2003 Thursday: On this date, President George W. Bush erroneously declares aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, off the coast of California that “combat operations in Iraq are over.”  The world comes to know this as the infamous “Mission Accomplished” speech as the insurrection against Coalition forces was soon to begin.  
  65. 2004 Friday: The European Union adds 10 new member nations to its growing body of European countries: Cyprus and Malta in the Mediterranean as well as Poland, the three Baltic republics- Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, and Slovakia.  The bumps up the population of the massive bloc to 455 million with the addition of the 75 million within these new states.  Wow.
  66. 2005 Saturday: Following Beijing’s meeting with Taiwan’s opposition leader, Lien Chan, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian requests a meeting with the communist Chinese authorities.  There has been much tension between the two countries as Taiwan wants to become its own country while the Chi-Coms continue claiming Taiwanese soil is their soil.  Bull crap.
  67. 2006 Sunday: In the United States, illegal aliens want to show the American people ‘what for’ by staying home from their jobs.  They want to show the American people that WE NEED THEM.  NO, we don’t need you and as many of us who are employers did back then, IF the illegals didn’t show up, we FIRED them and, in some cases, handed their information over to immigration authorities.  Look, we need to send the welfare folks out into the fields, and we would bet they would get better jobs ASAP.  Then, we could revive the Bracero Program that worked so well for decades.
  68. 2007 Monday: Four years ago, this very day, President George W. Bush stood on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and said- regarding the invasion of Iraq- “Mission accomplished.”  Almost as soon as the words spilled out of his mouth, the insurgency broke out and claimed more U.S. lives than the invasion did.  Anyhow, President Bush vetoed an Iraq War funding bill because included within it was more downtime between tours in the godforsaken country as well as increased training, better equipping, and hardcore benchmarks the Iraqi government had to meet.  The more we look back at events such as this, the more we believe George W. Bush did a HORRIBLE thing and that the Deep State and the Neocons propelled him into it.  We must always think of our servicemen-and-women ahead of regime change wars, especially when they are undeclared, and the entire nation is not behind the effort.  Meanwhile, a May Day pro-illegal alien immigration rally goes awry in the City of Angels today as out-of-control illegal alien loves got their asses beat by the LAPD.  Go for it.  
  69. 2008 Wednesday: Why this should matter to the United States is beyond us but President George W. Bush offers tougher sanctions on Myanmar for the horrible crap they do over there to minorities and to freedom-loving people and makes it so the Burmese government cannot get its hands on its assets inside the United States.  (Note- move ‘em to Beijing).
  70. 2009 Thursday: U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced his retirement effective at the end of the court’s term in late June.   Elsewhere, it’s May Day and what could be better than peaceful marches turning into violent mobs?  Violence breaks out in the streets of Germany, Greece, and Turkey where cops try to quell mob violence to the best of their abilities.  What is it with the communists?  Can’t they do anything without launching violent attacks on people who have nothing with which to do with them?  WTF?
  71. 2010 Friday: The Washington Post publishes a story in which, two retired U.S. Army generals tell the reporter that the U.S. military is having a tough time with 25-percent of the population being obese and ‘too fat to fight.’  Perhaps we should return to a draft and get these punks back in shape?   Meanwhile, some member of the ‘religion of peace’ sets off a bomb inside a Mogadishu mosque sending at least two dozen people to visit with Allah sooner than they had anticipated.
  72. 2011 Saturday: At Abbottabad, Pakistan, U.S. Special Forces’ Seal Team Six locate and kill the most wanted terrorist in the world, Osama bin Laden along with several others who attempted to defend him.   Late in the evening, U.S. President Barack Obama announces that American military operatives killed Osama bin Laden, founder of the militant Islamist group Al-Qaida.  Former President George W. Bush congratulates his successor on his momentous achievement.   Meanwhile, the United Nations attempt to visit Pfc. Bradley Manning in prison is rebuffed by the Obama administration.
  73. 2012 Tuesday: On the first anniversary of the slaying of long-sought jihadist Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on an unannounced visit.  There, he meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.  The two sign an agreement that outlines cooperation between the two nations in the War on Terror through 2014.  Meanwhile, as the Saudi ambassador to Egypt is moving around Cairo, Egyptian authorities foil an attempted assassination attempt against him by the Iranians.  Light those fools up.
  74. 2013 Wednesday: The U.N. Human Rights Office determines that it is a violation of international law to force-feed hunger strikers at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison.  Elsewhere, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston police scoop up three close friends of the bombers who provided them aid and comfort.  Meanwhile, in Seattle, Washington, a May Day celebration causes the celebrants to run amok, attacking police, breaking glass, and setting things ablaze.  Nearly a dozen cops are injured in the melees around the city.  That’s communists for you.
  75. 2014 Thursday: According to Brainy History, Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally, will retire in July and that Mark Fields will replace him; Mulally restored profitability and distinguished the company as the only Big Three automaker to refuse government bailouts during the 2008-2009 recession.  Elsewhere, as Vladimir Putin’s thugs continue trying to snip off the eastern portion of Ukraine- cos, don’t you know- a whole lotta Russians supposedly live there- Kiev orders a return to conscription, what we Americans call the draft.  IF only the Obama administration would provide these guys with weapons.
  76. 2015 Friday: According to Brainy History, Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, announces the formation of Tesla Energy, a producer of large batteries for storage of generated renewable energy in homes and businesses.  Elsewhere, in Jalisco state in Mexico, narcoterrorists knock a Mexican military helicopter out of the sky.  In the ensuing crash, three Mexican soldiers are killed outright while another 10 soldiers and a pair of Federales suffer injuries to varying degrees.  Meanwhile, Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby says that the six officers involved in the death of criminal Freddie Gray were negligent in their duties.   These six officers of the Baltimore Police Department will find themselves in court.
  77. 2016 Sunday: ISIS does what it does best and that is it carries out two car bombings in the town of As-Samawah that propels unlucky souls to commune with Allah while leaving 75 wounded in varying degrees.   Elsewhere, two Christian missionaries working out of Pennsylvania are found murdered in separate areas of Jamaica’s rural St. Mary’s Parish.  As of now, NO one knows who killed Randy Hentzel and Harold Nichols.
  78. 2017 Monday: Musician Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins fame announces he will purchase the National Wrestling Alliance.   Elsewhere, Kim Jong Un goes berserk as the U.S. flies two B-1B heavy bombers over the Korean Peninsula causing the ‘Brave Leader’ to bellow that the Trump administration is preparing for nuclear war against his country.  Meanwhile, what’s Paris, France, without RIOTS on May Day?  That’s what they get as mobs of protesters- supposedly preparing for upcoming elections- run amok in the streets causing riot police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets into the seething crowd.
  79. 2018 Tuesday: Another one bites the dust: the Dominican Republic, under pressure from the Chi-Coms, severs ties with Taiwan and opens diplomatic relations with Beijing.   Elsewhere, it’s May Day and what could be better than communists and socialists running amok in the streets?  In France, Paris sees some violent demonstrations what with car dealerships and fast-food restaurants being set ablaze.  Not good.  Maybe the authorities should utilize some lead on these scumbags?  Just saying.
  80. 2019 Wednesday: U.S. Attorney General William “Bill” Barr sits before the Senate Judiciary Committee, so he shag questions on HOW he handled the fraudulent Robert S. Mueller III report into ‘Trump-Russia collusion,’ since proven to be little more than a hoax.  Meanwhile, WikiLeaks founder receives a sentence of 50 weeks in a British slammer over his skipping bail back in 2012.  After that…he could be on his way to the United States.  Elsewhere, following the leak of a defense council meeting in Great Britain regarding the danger communist China’s Huawei poses the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Theresa May fires her Secretary of State Defense Gavin Williamson, blaming him for the leak.
  81. 2020 Friday: COVID-19 continues running amok and communist China continues acting like the Sgt. Schultz character on the old B & W TV show, “Hogan’s Heroes,” “We know nothing, we know nothing.”  Okay, be like that.  Anyhow, here are today’s statistics: around the globe, we have 3,033,296 confirmed cases of this mess, 235,290 confirmed deaths but 1,039,588 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have 1,128,460 confirmed cases of the Kung Flu, 65,435 confirmed deaths, and 137,944 confirmed recoveries.  If you notice, confirmed deaths in the U.S. rose only 1,897 over the course of today while confirmed recoveries rose by 9,508 so folks, WTF?  Far-left fascist governors, quit behaving like you work in China and not the United States- that means you, Ralph Northam, which means you, Gretchen Whitmer, that means you, northeast liberal lunatic governors and that means you, J.B. Pritzker.  STOP behaving like Nazis!
  82. 2021 Saturday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 152,785,811 confirmed cases, +786,224, 3,205,782  confirmed deaths, +12,547, and 130,723,338 confirmed recoveries, +86,191.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,145,766 confirmed cases, UP 41,792 from yesterday’s reporting, 590,704 confirmed deaths, UP 661,[x] and 25,777,864 confirmed recoveries, UP 67,805.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xi] 
  83. 2021 Saturday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, there have been 276,082 CHI-VI deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another 281.6 days, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,812 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus. Currently, Joe is shy 185,892 deaths. 
  84. 2021 Saturday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,744,182 confirmed cases, 61,865 confirmed deaths, and 1,992,932 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,238,937 confirmed cases, 35,239 confirmed deaths, and 1,799,224 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,468 confirmed cases, 483 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 406,753 confirmed cases, 5,563 confirmed deaths, and 191,652 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s recovery numbers).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., New Hampshire, a once reliable DEEP RED state before the Democratic-Socialists corrupted it: they have 95,163 confirmed cases, 1,304 confirmed deaths, and 91,400 confirmed recoveries.[xii]   Meanwhile, CNN is reporting that the U.S. has managed to secure ONE BILLION DOSES of Chi-Vi vaccines which has led medical ethicists to suggest we should share them with the world.  Please do.  We don’t want them.  Elsewhere, BOTH Joe Biden and the GOP is trying to push the American people to get the shots.  This reminds us of when the U.S. military was forcing the troops to get injections with which to combat anthrax before invading Iraq and many service personnel had issues with the vaccines.  NOT for us.   Speaking of Joe Biden, he continues masking up even though the Centers for Disease Control now say that we don’t other than on specific occasions. 
  85. 2021 Saturday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,481 confirmed cases, 6,363 confirmed deaths, and 830,625 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s figures).   Let’s look at one non-country- Armenia, perhaps the greatest of all Christian countries in the Middle East/Central Asia: 216,586 cases of the virus, 4,128 confirmed deaths and 199,155 confirmed recoveries.[xiii]     
  86. 2021 Saturday D:  Friday’s Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,874.85, DOWN 185.51 points (-0.54%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,962.98, DOWN 119.86 points (-0.85%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,181.17, DOWN 30.30 points (-0.72%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $63.49 per barrel, -0.09 (-0.14%).  The price of GOLD is $1,768.80 per troy oz., +1.10 (+0.06%) while the price of SILVER is $25.92 per troy ounce, +0.06 (+0.24%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,203.90 per troy oz, -1.30 (-0.11%) while the price of COPPER is $4.46 per pound, -0.01 (-0.27%).[xiv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,934.50 per troy oz, -17.48 (-0.59%).[xv] The price of RHODIUM is $28,500.00 per troy oz., +150.00 (+0.51%).[xvi]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.47 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.22.     In Moldovan Leu, one greenback equals 17.64 and in Mongolian Tögrög, a buck equals 2,820.00 and in Moroccan Dirham, one dollar equals 8.93 of theirs.[xvii]  
  87. 2021 Saturday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Four States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.034 per gallon, $2.783 in Florida, $3.797 in Hawaii, and $3.466 in Washington state.[xviii]    Let’s look at one other location- Nebraska: $2.815.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the sixth lowest gasoline price in the world- Kazakhstan: $1.576 per U.S. Gallon.[xix]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,236,690,578,042 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xx]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  88. 2021 Saturday F: Political News I–  For some unknown reason (yeah, right), Democrats won’t get behind Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley’s bill with which to rein in BIG TECH.  The Dems are in bed with BIG TECH.  Next, legal scholar and professor Dr. Alan Dershowitz says the FBI raid on Rudy Giuliani’s townhouse was “UNCONSTITUTIONAL.”  Next (and we sincerely doubt this) the Democrats are acting as though they are willing to make concessions on the infrastructure bill they are trying to ramrod through Congress.    Elsewhere, Senator Joe Manchin, D-W. VA, says that ‘D.C. statehood should not be granted through unilateral congressional action but through the amendments process as it should.’  The Democrats are angry.
  89. 2021 Saturday G: Political News II– Former U.S. Secretary for the Interior Ryan Zinke is going to run for one of Montana’s new U.S. House seats.  Elsewhere, the liberals are ginning up a buzz about U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer possibly going into retirement.  Boy, does the left want to get this guy off the nation’s high court so they can emplace another piece of fecal matter on the court such as the always-angry Stacey Abrams (God forbid).  Meanwhile, at a Utah state GOP convention, the good people of that state booed U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, RINO.  Good.   Finally, California Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom knows he is going to lose in November’s recall election because he is releasing 76,000 violent and repeat state prison offenders early.  He wants to make sure the people of the Golden State suffer at the hands of these Untermensch.   Thank you, governor, thank you.
  90. 2021 Saturday H: Foreign News / Overseas News– North Korea says that the Biden regime’s actions suggest the United States wants war with the Democratic Republic of North Korea.  Joe is taking us backward.   Elsewhere, further west in the scenic countryside of Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province, members of the so-called ‘religion of peace’ conducted a car bombing that propelled 27 unfortunate souls to the ‘other side’ while leaving many more suffering to one degree or another.  Many of the poor bastards were high school students.  Wow.  The Taliban are now warning of counterattacks on U.S. forces as today was the day for total withdrawal.[xxi]  Meanwhile, regarding the Bat Flu vaccine, Canada is putting a halt on the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to contamination fears at the manufacturing plant.  And the liberals SWEAR that the anxieties of vaccine receivers is what has led to blood clots and other reported problems and NOT the vaccine.  Yeah, right.  We’re with you, Canada.
  91. 2021 Saturday I: Miscellaneous News I– California is trying to get their hands on incarcerated Harvey Weinstein but the extradition request currently in on hold.  He is going nowhere (although we are surprised that “Gropin’ Joe” Biden’s regime has not yet sprung a fellow groper).   Next, the U.S. Army’s investigation into the death of Specialist Vanessa Guillen has determined that she was sexually abused, reported the abuse as she should to her superiors, and that nothing was done about it.  This is beginning to sound like the movie, “A Few Good Men” (1992) because at least 20-plus people at Fort Hood, Texas, are in trouble for this case and several similar other cases.  What is wrong with our military?   Elsewhere, citizens of the Empire State will soon see their electricity bills skyrocket as the last reactor- Indian Point 3- at the nuclear power plant closed today.  What is wrong with people?  Nuclear energy is the safest and cheapest way of creating electricity, but the Green Meanies have everyone terrified of nuclear power plants (thank you, “The China Syndrome” (1979).   Finally, in the era of feeble Joe Biden, both CNN and MSNBC have seen their ratings precipitously fall to the point where WE hope they go broke. 
  92. 2021 Saturday J: Mass Shootings News– In Green Bay, Wisconsin, tonight, people were having an enjoyable time at the Oneida Casino when a gunman strolled in and began blasting the place.  Several people were shot but at press time, the authorities had not yet shared information on the status of the victims.  The cops did get their hands on the shooter, however.  Meanwhile, in St. Louis, Missouri, today was a deadly day with two people shot and killed and another dozen shout and wounded.  We await status on these victims, too.  What is it in the era of Joe Biden that shootings are occurring all over the flipping place?  What is it about drooling Joe Biden? 
  93. 2021 Saturday K: California Lottery Results / Super Lotto And Powerball Draws–  First, here are the results for the Super Lotto Draw #3556 with a $43 million jackpot on the line: 01, 06, 13, 22, 31, and Mega 13.  Out of 136,144 winning tickets, 23 people had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $945 apiece.  Next, here are the results for the Powerball Draw #842 with a $129 million jackpot up for the taking: 35, 36, 47, 61, 63, and Powerball 03.  Out of 64,388 winning tickets in California, the highest winners were TWO people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $17,331 apiece.
  94. 2021 Saturday L: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT NEWS / LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS- In Chicago, Illinois, today a 28-year-old psychopath- Elijah Rule Hill Prince- attacked a man in the 10500 block of South Emerald Avenue who refused to purchase something the punk said he was selling.  This led to Mr. Prince leaping onto the man, putting him into a chokehold, hitting him in the face with a shovel, biting off chunks of his ears, biting his scalp open, gouging out his eyes including one in which he used a portion of a wooden stake which he then drove into the man’s socket.  As his victim lay gasping for breath, Mr. Prince then spit into his gaping mouth.  The victim’s wife rushed out to help her husband and Mr. Prince then bit off humongous portions of her ears, gouged out her eyes, beat her, and spit on her before ambling away leaving his victims in the street.  The cops eventually found the sociopath, arrested him, and currently he is being held on $5 million bond.  When asked about the blood that was all over him, Mr. Prince said it was the “Blood of peasants.” Folks, this is someone the cops should have shot dead on the spot.  All you anti-cop people out there, stop f**king sniveling.
  95. 2022 Sunday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 513,618,603 confirmed cases, +278,391, 6,261,800 confirmed deaths, +1,080 and 467,851,535 confirmed recoveries, +574,003. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 83,083,425 confirmed cases, UP 15,518 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,020,854 confirmed deaths, UP 21,[xxii] and 80,719,929 confirmed recoveries, UP by 35,030.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxiii]
  96. 2022 Sunday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 571,561 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- intellectually inadequate old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number seen by the Trump administration in a year of the raging coronavirus pandemic. Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,645 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus.  From this point forward, ALL COVID-19 deaths are atop Joe Biden.  He has surpassed President Donald J. Trump’s 15-month number by 206,806 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in SIXTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 466 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  97. 2022 Sunday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,235,869 confirmed cases, 90,518 confirmed deaths, and 8,975,875 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,969,659 confirmed cases, 73,948 confirmed deaths, and 5,821,430 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 248,405 confirmed cases, 1,418 confirmed deaths, and 239,700 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,498,116 confirmed cases, 12,703 confirmed deaths, and 1,448,438 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Diamond Princess Ship: they have 46 confirmed cases, 0 confirmed deaths, and 46 confirmed recoveries.[xxiv]   
  98. 2022 Sunday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,077,863 confirmed cases, 10,698 confirmed deaths, and 4,046,110 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- India, 2nd place on the list: 43,082,502 cases of the virus, 523,869 confirmed death and 45,538,976 confirmed recoveries.[xxv]                         
  99. 2022 Sunday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 32,977.21, DOWN 939.18 points (-2.77%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,334.53 DOWN 536.89 points (-4.17%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,131.93, DOWN 155.27 points (-3.63%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $104.11 per barrel, -1.25 (-1.19%).  The price of GOLD is $1,896.90 per troy oz., +5.60 (+0.30%) while the price of SILVER is $22.74 per troy ounce, -0.39 (-1.70%).  The price of PLATINUM is $932.00 per troy oz, +20.90 (+2.29%) while the price of COPPER is $4.39 per pound, -0.05 (-1.07%).[xxvi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,323.91 per troy oz., +91.91 (+4.12%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,200.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,105,000.00 per CNY/T, +10,000.00 (+0.91%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,051.00 per USD/T, +19.50 (+0.64%). The price of ZINC is $4,054.00 per USD/T., -82.50 (-1.99%).   The price of COCOA is $2,650.00 per USD/T, +75.00 (+2.91%).  The price of COFFEE is $222.55 per USD/T, +4.65 (+2.13%).  The price of CORN is $817.50 per USD/T, +1.50 (+0.18%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,047.40 USD 1,000 board feet +2.60 (+0.25%).[xxvii]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000026.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.61 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.95 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.43, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 68.60 of theirs.    In Solomon Islands Dollar, one greenback equals 8.01 and in Somali Shilling, a buck equals 575.00 and in Tajikistanis Somoni, one dollar equals 12.40 of theirs.[xxviii]       
  100. 2022 Sunday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.736 per gallon, $4.184 in Florida, $5.253 in Hawaii, and $4.714 in Washington state.[xxix]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Nebraska- $3.934.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the 33rd  LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Dominica: $3.476 per U.S. Gallon.[xxx] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,421,695,780,367 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxxi]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do which is not good- those two bastards should have met their ends on the chopping block.  As for holders of U.S. debt, after Belgium the NINTH largest holder of U.S. debt is Taiwan.  This nation holds $235,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0817 a 30” x 40” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Mountain Symphony.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.

ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[vii] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members solo projects.  The album on which, “Brown Sugar” appeared- “Sticky Fingers”- was offered on Wednesday, 13-April-2016.  It was a wonderful addition to the band’s discography; we hope you will seek it out wherever you shop for the best rock music.

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

[ix]We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011.  Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates.  Seeing as how Fleetwood Mac was among the earliest bands we ever promoted, we will have to pick them back up and present not only the music of the band that has come out since then but also the individual member’s solo projects.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

120. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022

1945 Monday: As Russian troops approached his Berlin Bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun. His successor, Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz assumed power on this date and in this capacity served until his surrender to the Allies on May 23, 1945. Still the fight rages within the city and in other parts of Czechoslovakia where Germans still hold land.

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120. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022:

Kentucky Oaks

Vice President Alben W. Barkley; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Archibald Campbell; U.S. Attorneys General Homer Stille Cummings and Richard Kleindienst; U.S. Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton; Acting U.S. Interior Secretary D. Kent Frizzell; U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx; U.S. Treasury Secretary Charles S. Fairchild; Second Fuhrer and Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz; Nazi Foreign Minister Joaquim Von Ribbentrop; French Impressionist and Realist Édouard Manet, the Association featuring Larry Ramos, Muddy Waters, and Nazareth featuring Darrell Sweet:

  1. 311 Sunday: Shortly before his death, Roman Emperor Galerius issued his Edict of Toleration ending persecution of Christians.
  2. 1492 Saturday: Spain announces it will expel its Jewish citizens.   
  3. 1563 Tuesday: By order of Charles VI, France expels its Jews.   
  4. 1789 Thursday:  George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States.
  5. 1798 Monday: The United States forms the Department of the Navy.
  6. 1803 Saturday: The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million.
  7. 1812 Thursday: The United States admitted Louisiana as the nation’s 18th state.
  8. 1830 Friday: In Cazenovia, N.Y., future 38th U.S. Treasury Secretary Charles S. Fairchild is born.  A future Democrat, he would serve under President Grover Cleveland from April 01, 1887, to March 06, 1889.
  9. 1838 Monday: Nicaragua withdraws from the Central American Federation.
  10. 1857 Thursday: San Jose State University begins forming.
  11. 1861 Tuesday: At the outset of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln orders the evacuation of Indian Territory by Federal troops.  Elsewhere, the nation’s 33rd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Archibald Campbell left office on this date.  A Democrat, President Franklin Pierce nominated Campbell to fill the seat of Associate Justice John McKinley.  Campbell served from March 22, 1853, until today.
  12. 1863 Thursday: In Mexico, as the French regime of Maximillian is under assault, at Camerone, the foundation for the French Foreign Legion’s most distinguished holiday occurs at a battered farmhouse.  Three officers- led by a captain with a wooden hand- and 63 rankers- held out against a howling mob of more than 2,000 Mexicans.  All day, the sun baked the ramshackle building that was becoming as porous as a kitchen sieve with all the flying lead plowing through it witnessed the deaths of most of the defenders until late in the day, the remaining five Legionnaires made the grim decision: to fix bayonets, fire their last round, and then charge out at the screeching mad attackers.  So, they did, they charged out, went into Legion history for all time by killing as many of their howling opponents as possible, and the Mexicans were so surprised and impressed that their leader spared the lives of the three survivors. 
  13. 1864 Saturday: New York becomes the first state to issue and to charge for a hunting license.
  14. 1870 Saturday: Future 55th U.S. Attorney General Homer Stille Cummings is born in Chicago, Illinois, on this date.  A future Democrat, he would serve under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from March 04, 1933, to January 02, 1939.
  15. 1885 Thursday: The Boston Pops Orchestra begins forming.
  16. 1889 Tuesday: The inauguration of George Washington became the first national holiday in the United States.
  17. 1893 Sunday: In Wesel, Germany, future Nazi Foreign Minister Joaquim Von Ribbentrop is born.  He would serve in this capacity from 1938 to 1945.  He would be executed following the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials following the war.
  18. 1900 Monday: Engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad died in a train wreck near Vaughan, Mississippi, after staying at the controls in a successful effort to save the passengers.  Meanwhile, the United States annexes the Hawaiian Islands.
  19. 1904 Saturday: The ice cream cone makes its debut.
  20. 1915 Friday: The German army gears back up for another go at the Allies during the Second Battle of Ypres.  Advancing from St. Julien, the French and British soldiers are able to impede their progress.  Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, the Germans continue pushing east through the Baltic states routing the Russian army as they go.
  21. 1916 Sunday: Fighting in Dublin, Ireland, ends as more than 700 rebels lay down their arms to the British occupiers.  Elsewhere, the Allies continue trying to bring the German colonial forces to a decisive battle and a column crossing over from the Belgian Congo reaches Lake Victoria where they hope to trap the Germans between them and South African forces. 
  22. 1918 Tuesday: British forces in the Middle East continue rolling up the Ottoman Turks.  The Ottoman Empire was a crumbling entity, long known as the “Sick Man of Europe” because it was a jaded, hollow empire just awaiting the right set of circumstances to bring about its collapse.   That collapse was coming.  
  23. 1921 Saturday: In Akron, Ohio, the American Professional Football Association forms.
  24. 1930 Wednesday: The Soviet Union proposed a military alliance with Great Britain and France.  
  25. 1938 Saturday: A precursor to the cartoon character, Bugs Bunny, first appeared in the Warner Brothers animated short, “Porky’s Hare Hunt.”
  26. 1939 Sunday: The New York World’s Fair officially opened with a ceremony that included an address by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Meanwhile, Lou Gehrig played his final game with the New York Yankees.
  27. 1940 Tuesday: State boxing officials in California licensed Belle Martell as the United States’ first female prizefight referee.  Elsewhere, following on the heels of the evacuation of Norway’s King Haakon, British troops begin preparing for evacuation themselves.  It is clear who is going to win this fight and it’s not going to be the French and British but the Nazis.
  28. 1941 Wednesday: The Afrika Korps gears up for yet another assault on the port of Tobruk with heavy bombing attacks by bombers and dive bombers.  The general leading this assault is Friedrich von Paulus, who would end up being transferred to the attack on the Soviet Union and would become the losing commander at Stalingrad.
  29. 1942 Thursday: The Japanese naval fleet consisting of three aircraft carriers and support ships is leaving the big naval base at Truk and proceeding to Port Moresby in New Guinea for the big invasion that is coming.  The Imperial Japanese are determined to strangle the sea lanes to Australia and New Zealand.
  30. 1943 Friday: The Nazi extermination camp, Bergen-Belsen, begins construction.  Elsewhere, in London, the Free Polish Government is in a quandary what with the demand for Swiss Red Cross to investigate the Katyn Forest Massacre because if they continue pushing it, the Soviets are going to cut them out of the future of Poland (which they do anyway).
  31. 1944 Sunday: U.S. Navy warplanes continue attacking Truk and destroying loads of Japanese warplanes.  Due to severe losses among veteran pilots, the Japanese are rushing poorly trained pilots into the fight which shows the desperation afflicting them.  Surrender?  No way in hell.
  32. 1945 Monday: As Russian troops approached his Berlin Bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun.  His successor, Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz assumed power on this date and in this capacity served until his surrender to the Allies on May 23, 1945. Still the fight rages within the city and in other parts of Czechoslovakia where Germans still hold land.  The fight is fierce because the German military now seeks to keep open ‘tunnels’ through which retreating comrades can reach the West and surrender to the American, British, and French allies and not to the Soviets.  Meanwhile, Arthur Godfrey began his CBS radio morning show, “Arthur Godfrey Time.”  It ran until this day in 1972.
  33. 1947 Wednesday: The federal government changed the name of the Boulder Dam back to the Hoover Dam.
  34. 1952 Wednesday: The first toy advertised on television is Mr. Potato Head.
  35. 1954 Friday: At Dien Bien Phu, the weather clears which is joyous news for the French Foreign Legionnaires’ feast day, the Day of Camerone when they commemorate the Legion’s history and their lost comrades.  American air crews return to flying in supplies during the daytime as well as dropping in reinforcements while fighter planes are able to attack one AA battery position after another.   Among the most important supplies dropped to the French troops was a strange gelatinous wine-substance that when combined with water became a drinkable wine.  Called vinogel, French troops kept their eyes on it all day as it lay in crates between their lines and then at night launched sorties out into No-Man’s Land to retrieve as much of it as possible as well as killing as many communists as possible.  The retrieval of a 16-year-old recently drafted into the People’s Army gave the defenders hope as he had no clue as to what unit he was in or what he was supposed to do.[i]  
  36. 1956 Monday: The former 35th vice president of the United States (served January 20, 1949-to-January 20, 1953) Alben W. Barkley, died at age 78 in Lexington, Virginia, on this date.  A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman. 
  37. 1958 Wednesday: Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus founded the American Association of Retired Persons (later simply AARP) in Washington, D.C.
  38. 1961 Sunday: Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hits four homeruns in one game.   Meanwhile, communist thug dictator, Fidel Castro, receives the ‘Lenin Peace Prize’ for his work to bring about ‘peace.’  What a load of garbage.
  39. 1964 Thursday: The FCC ruled that all TV receivers should be able to receive both VHF and UHF channels.  
  40. 1968 Tuesday: New York police forcibly removed student demonstrators occupying five buildings at Columbia University.
  41. 1970 Thursday: At 9:00 P.M. as the invasion was already underway the prior day, President Richard M. Nixon announced that ‘U.S. and South Vietnamese troops were going to invade Cambodia during the war in Vietnam to take out the North Vietnamese supply bases up and down the Ho Chi Minh Trail.’
  42. 1971 Friday: In Charlotte, North Carolina, future 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is born.  A future Democrat, he would serve under President Barack Hussein Obama from July 02, 2013, to January 20, 2017.
  43. 1973 Monday: President Richard Nixon announced the resignations of top aides, H.R. Haldeman, and John Ehrlichman, as well as that of the 68th U.S. Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst. As for White House counsel John Dean, President Nixon fired the scurrilous rat on suspicions (confirmed decades later) that he was the notorious “Deep Throat” who spilled his guts to the news media.
  44. 1974 Tuesday: President Richard M. Nixon hands over partial transcripts of Watergate tape recordings.
  45. 1975 Wednesday: The last U.S. helicopter leaves the U.S. embassy grounds in Saigon; the city surrenders to the North Vietnamese on this date.  Next, the 39th U.S. Secretary of the Interior Rogers C.B. Morton left office on this date.  A Republican, Secretary Morton served under Presidents Richard M. Nixon and then Gerald R. Ford from January 29, 1971, to April 30, 1975.  His replacement, the 39.1st Acting U.S. Interior Secretary D. Kent Frizzell, assumed office on this date.  A Republican also, Acting Secretary Frizzell served under President Gerald R. Ford from today until June 12, 1975. 
  46. 1976 Friday: At Landover, Maryland, Muhammad Ali retains the WBA, WBC, and The Ring magazine’s heavyweight boxing titles scoring a unanimous decision in 15 rounds over Jimmy Young.  By beating the hard-hitting Young, Ali improved his pro-record to 51-2 while Jimmy’s record went to 17-5-2.  On the undercard, heavyweight boxer Ken Norton scores a TKO over opponent, Ron Stander, at the 1:19 minute mark of Round 5 of a scheduled 12-round bout.  Norton’s pro record went to 36-3 and would put the ‘Fighting Marine’ on a collision course with Muhammad Ali on September 28, 1976.  As for Stander- known as the “Council Bluffs Butcher,” his record went to 29-9-2.
  47. 1980 Wednesday: In London, terrorists seize the Iranian embassy.
  48. 1983 Saturday: Blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters[ii] died in Westmont, Illinois, at age 70.  Cause of death was heart failure, he died in his sleep.
  49. 1984 Monday: President Ronald Reagan signed cultural and scientific agreements with China.  He also signed a tax accord that would make it easier of American companies to operate in China.
  50. 1986 Wednesday: Former WBA heavyweight boxing champion Greg Page wins a fight against Britain’s Funso Banjo, improving his record to 25-5. 
  51. 1988 Saturday: General Manuel Noriega, waving a machete, vowed at a rally to keep fighting U.S. efforts to oust him as Panama’s military dictator. 
  52. 1989 Sunday: Movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show.
  53. 1991 Tuesday: A cyclone in Bangladesh kills more than 131,000 people and leaves 9 million homeless.
  54. 1993 Friday: The World Wide Web undergoes birth at CERN.  Meanwhile, top-ranked women’s tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed in the back during a match in Hamburg, Germany, by a man who described himself as a fan of second-ranked German player Steffi Graf.  The man, convicted of causing grievous bodily harm, received a suspended sentence.  What?
  55. 1997 Wednesday: 42 million viewers tune in to the “Ellen” show to hear her announce she is ‘Gay.’
  56. 1998 Thursday: NATO expanded to include Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.  The three nations underwent formal admittance the following April at the 50th anniversary summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  57. 1999 Friday: Longtime drummer with the Scottish rock band Nazareth- Darrell Sweet- died at age 51 51 in New Albany, Indiana, USA, from cardiac arrest while the band was touring.
  58. 2003 Wednesday: A terrorist POS sets off a bomb inside an Israeli bar killing at least three people and wounding loads of others.
  59. 2004 Friday: After the photos of the abuse of Iraqi POWs in the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad surface, President George W. Bush goes before the news cameras and the microphones and CONDEMNS what he sees and vows to get to the bottom of the scurrilous activity.
  60. 2005 Saturday: Islamic jihadists run amok in Cairo, Egypt, attacking several groups of terrorists.
  61. 2006 Sunday: In communist China’s Shaanxi, at least two-dozen miners are killed in a mine explosion.  Wonder if they were prisoners or ‘free workers?’
  62. 2007 Monday: El Presidente Hugo Chavez of the socialist paradise of Venezuela announces that forthwith, his country will withdraw from both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. 
  63. 2008 Wednesday: The Federal Reserve slashes interest rates by one-quarter percent to 2-percent.  Not good for investors and people with retirement plans. 
  64. 2009 Thursday: Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  Meanwhile, thanks to the ongoing H1N1 swine flu pandemic from communist China, Mexican President Felipe Calderon issues a partial economic shutdown for five days; you know- to flatten the curve.  Elsewhere, the United Kingdom says ‘enough to combat operations in the Iraq War and that it will begin pulling its combat troops out and bring them home.  Wish ours came home, too.
  65. 2010 Friday: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill reaches the Louisiana coast; weather officials predict that harsh weather will impede cleanup efforts.  Governor Bobby Jindal, Republican, had been begging for aid from the Obama administration but none was forthcoming until the first black waves began rolling across the beach.  By then, it was too late, fisheries destroyed, shrimp and crab-catcher fleets ruined for years to come.  Why?  Many suspect it’s because the Obama-Biden administration sought to vilify oil and natural gas so the American people would condemn fossil fuels.  Thankfully, it didn’t work.
  66. 2011 Saturday: As the Libyan civil war continues to rage, Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi says he is ‘willing to enter into a ceasefire but BOTH sides must agree to it, not just his side.’  Sadly, for the Libyan leader, his youngest son, Saif al-Arab Gaddafi and three of his children are killed in a NATO airstrike.  How did we end up fighting in this war?
  67. 2012 Monday: After Chen Guangcheng flees house arrest, U.S. President Barack Obama refuses to comment on the blind Chinese dissident who—according to reports—went to the U.S. embassy.  Meanwhile, One World Trade Center became the tallest structure in New York when it surpassed the height of the Empire State Building.
  68. 2013 Tuesday: Apple, Inc. initiates the largest-ever non-bank bond offering at $17 billion.  Elsewhere, jihadists do what they do best and that is, they carry out a bombing on an unsuspecting population.  Today, in Damascus, Syria, they set off a bomb that blows 13 people to kingdom come while living many more wishing they had gone with them.  Horrible flipping people.
  69. 2014 Wednesday: In Clarkston, Washington, Larry Ramos—guitarist/vocalist with the Association[iii]—lost his battle with skin cancer on this date; he was 72 years-old.  Meanwhile, the Yemeni army has lost at least 30 people in ongoing battles with al-Qaida thugs.   Elsewhere, the Sultan of Brunei has announced the new institution of laws that would make Islamic law supreme what with floggings, amputations, and stoning of guilty folks.  We won’t be visiting there anytime soon.
  70. 2015 Thursday: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, announces his bid to seek the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.  Elsewhere, following the seizure of a Danish-owned tanker by the Iranians, the U.S. Navy says it will escort American-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to prevent further such criminal actions.   
  71. 2016 Saturday: The Italian coast guard is plying the waters off the coast of Libya.  A migrant raft jam-packed with Muslim refugees began floundering with the loss of at least 70 people and only 26 or 27 people rescued.  Elsewhere, a heatwave in India continues claiming lives with 300 people so far succumbing to record temperatures.  If only these poor people had air-conditioning; then again, environmentalists HATE air-conditioning, believing it WRECKS the environment.  Dumb asses.
  72. 2017 Sunday: At a pool party in San Diego, California, a pool party goes up in smoke as a shooter kills one person outright, wounds another seven and then is shot and killed by the police.  Elsewhere, budget negotiators in Congress come to a bipartisan agreement on the budget for FY 2017.  The deal will fund the federal government through September 30 while the current budget expires on May 05.
  73. 2018 Monday: Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” sets new opening weekend box office record raking in $250 million in the United States and another $630 million around the planet.  Meanwhile, in Baghdad, the criminal court sentences a load of women from several different countries to life in prison for purportedly belonging to ISIS.  The tally included 19 Russians, six Azerbaijani, and four Tajikistani women.  Life is going to be rough for them. 
  74. 2019 Tuesday: Japan’s Emperor Akihito announces he is stepping down at an abdication ceremony in Tokyo, effective the following day.  Naruhito will be the new emperor.   Elsewhere, Canada expresses its outrage over the second of its citizens condemned to death in the People’s Republic of China this year.  Fan Wei received the sentence for his supposed production of and transportation of methamphetamine.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses his anger while pleading for clemency.
  75. 2020 Thursday: Thanks to the Kung Flu trashing the United States, another 3.6 million unemployment claims pushes total unemployment numbers for Americans over 30 million.  AND the Chinese find offense in the growing world anger directed towards them!  Millions of people around the world now believe that COVID-19 was something deliberately released onto the world following Beijing being forced to sign the new U.S.-China Trade Accord.  We shall see.  Current numbers for the Wuhan Virus Crisis Pandemic for the world rest at 3,249,022 confirmed cases what with 230,804 confirmed deaths but 1,006,112 confirmed recoveries.  Meanwhile, in the United States, confirmed cases rest at 1,079,780, confirmed deaths stand at 62,603 but confirmed recoveries are 127,950.  Additionally, more states are beginning to release restrictions and businesses are beginning to reopen.  However, in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom issues a new order today in which all beaches along the state’s enormous coastline are now closed.   (Gavin, if you close the beaches, we will go to the mountains, the lakes, the forests, even the deserts to disobey your authoritarian orders).  In addition to this, we now know that Gov. Newsom is spending $1 billion in communist China to purchase (shoddy) PPE items for the state.  F**king China lover.
  76. 2021 Friday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 151,992,457 confirmed cases, +866,159, 3,193,074  confirmed deaths, +14,150, and 129,861,420 confirmed recoveries, +150,158.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,102,768 confirmed cases, UP 58,700 from yesterday’s reporting, 590,041 confirmed deaths, UP 770,[iv] and 25,710,059 confirmed recoveries, UP 66,676.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[v]  
  77. 2021 Friday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, there have been 275,421 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.    
  78. 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: 3,742,642 confirmed cases, 61,767 confirmed deaths, and 1,992,268 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,233,518 confirmed cases, 35,172 confirmed deaths, and 1,795,692 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,349 confirmed cases, 483 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 404,273 confirmed cases, 5,550 confirmed deaths, and 191,652 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Delaware, NOT the home of the famed grape-flavored soda, Delaware Punch: they have 104,405 confirmed cases, 1,625 confirmed deaths, and 93,966 confirmed recoveries.[vi]   Meanwhile, the U.S. mandate on mask wearing on planes and other forms of public transit is to remain in effect.
  79. 2021 Friday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,481 confirmed cases, 6,363 confirmed deaths, and 830,625 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Egypt, perhaps the greatest of all Arab countries: 227,552 cases of the virus, 13,339 confirmed deaths and 170,773 confirmed recoveries.[vii]     
  80. 2021 Friday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,874.85, DOWN 185.51 points (-0.54%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,962.98, DOWN 119.86 points (-0.85%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,181.17, DOWN 30.30 points (-0.72%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $63.49 per barrel, -0.09 (-0.14%).  The price of GOLD is $1,768.80 per troy oz., +1.10 (+0.06%) while the price of SILVER is $25.92 per troy ounce, +0.06 (+0.24%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,203.90 per troy oz, -1.30 (-0.11%) while the price of COPPER is $4.46 per pound, -0.01 (-0.27%).[viii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,934.50 per troy oz, -17.48 (-0.59%).[ix] The price of RHODIUM is $28,500.00 per troy oz., +150.00 (+0.51%).[x]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000017.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.47 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.22.     In Maldivian Rufiyaa, one greenback equals 15.42 and in Mauritanian Ouguiya, a buck equals 357.00 and in Mauritian Rupee, one dollar equals 40.15 of theirs.[xi]  
  81. 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 $4.022 per gallon, $2.786 in Florida, $3.787 in Hawaii, and $3.452 in Washington state.[xii]    Let’s look at one other location- North Dakota: $2.781.  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 fifth lowest gasoline price in the world- Kuwait: $1.320 per U.S. Gallon.[xiii]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,232,897,352,400 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.
  82. 2021 Friday FCOVID-19 Updates And Additional Information– Does EVERYONE recall how Joe Biden called President Donald J. Trump a xenophobe for cutting off travel from communist China and then from Europe?  Well, now Joe Biden has cut off travel from India seeing as how they are in a big mess with the Chi-Vi.  Sucks to be right next door to China because it would seem Beijing has no problem in sending the disease across its borders and into others.  Anyhow, the U.S. now is going to export the Pfizer vaccine to Mexico to help them with their cases.   Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control says that it was ANXIETY and NOT the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that caused all the adverse effects on people with blood clots, mental issues, and other issues connected to the vaccine.   Elsewhere, Florida lawmakers have moved on a bill banning COVID-19 passports.  Good.  We don’t have them for HIV-AIDS-infected people, we sure as hell don’t need them for the Chi-Com flu.   Speaking of the vaccines and how effective that it is, Arizona state lawmaker Alma Hernandez, Democrat, 3rd house district, received both doses of the Chi-Vi vaccine and just tested positive for the ‘VID.   Finally, scientists are encouraging the World Health Organization to look BEYOND animals for the human connection on the Xi Jinping Bat Flu.
  83. 2021 Friday G: Joe Biden Regime News I– U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken is visiting Ukraine next week.  Next, the state of South Dakota is suing the Biden administration over its ban on fireworks at Mt. Rushmore on the Fourth of July.   Meanwhile, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, R-NY 11th congressional district, says that Joe Biden’s plan to dump millions of dollars atop the Northern Triangle countries is ‘concerning.’  Another critic of the Biden regime- Congressman Louie Gohmert, R-TX 1st congressional district, said that Joe Biden’s speech the other night, i.e., the address to a Joint Session of Congress, was like he was giving a ‘private speech.’  Yep.  It sure seemed that way to us, too.  In other Biden regime news, WHITE farmers are suing the corrupt administration over them being denied aid while black, brown, Asian-Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, gays, trannys, and other oddball farmers can get FREE MONEY from the federal government.
  84. 2021 Friday H: Political News I– Senator Josh Hawley, R-MO, introduced a bill that would prevent the use of adversarial technology in U.S. government and military operations.  Next, voted-out-of-office former Senator Bill Nelson, D-FL, is set to become the next administrator of NASA.   Moving on, as with other states making changes in the aftermath of the STOLEN presidential election of 2020, the Florida state legislature has passed a new voting law of its own.  Good for them.  Meanwhile, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, D-IL 17th congressional district, says she is not going to seek another term in 2022.  Thus, she is going to retire.
  85. 2021 Friday I: Political News II– A new poll regarding old Joe Biden says that HE is LESS popular than are the police and law enforcement.  Next, the GOP is questioning Joe Biden’s interference in the 2020 Census.  Meanwhile, Senator Joe Manchin, D-W. VA, says he is not going to fold on the Dems’ push for ‘D.C. statehood,’ something that cannot happen as long as the U.S. Constitution remains the law of the land.  (Of course, the way we’re going, that may not be long).   Elsewhere, the White House says that following  a review, there will be limits placed on diplomacy with North Korea.  Next, former New York GOP Congressman Peter King says the ‘Biden administration is going for broke on spending as they are going to lose BIG NEXT YEAR.  Finally, Vice President Mike Pence is calling on Americans to unite behind a positive agenda while blasting the White House push for a far-left agenda that will destroy the country.
  86. 2021 Friday J: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Money removed from the Pentagon’s budget to help fund wall construction along the southern border now will be returned by the Biden administration (after old Joe gets his hands on some of it).  Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is going to repair the damage, we repeat- REPAIR THE DAMAGE- wall construction along the southern border has caused.  Wow.  Elsewhere, a new study says that 76-percent of illegal aliens will commit other crimes while lurking in the shadows of the United States.  Amen.
  87. 2021 Friday K: California Lottery Results / Mega-Millions Draw–  Here are the numbers for Mega-Millions Draw #1655 with a $319 jackpot: 08, 19, 26, 48, 49, and Mega 05.  Stay tuned for the full details on the winners…- Out of 135,460 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $33,509.
  88. 2022 Saturday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 513,340,212 confirmed cases, +408,963, 6,260,720 confirmed deaths, +1,372 and 467,277,532 confirmed recoveries, +595,158. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 83,067,907 confirmed cases, UP 30,848 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,020,833 confirmed deaths, UP 173,[xv] and 80,684,899 confirmed recoveries, UP by 29,114.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xvi]
  89. 2022 Saturday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 571,540 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- intellectually inadequate old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number seen by the Trump administration in a year of the raging coronavirus pandemic. Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,645 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus.  From this point forward, ALL COVID-19 deaths are atop Joe Biden.  He has surpassed President Donald J. Trump’s 15-month number by 206,785 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 465 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  90. 2022 Saturday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,235,869 confirmed cases, 90,518 confirmed deaths, and 8,971,560 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,969,659 confirmed cases, 73,948 confirmed deaths, and 5,819,838 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 248,405 confirmed cases, 1,418 confirmed deaths, and 239,530 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,498,116 confirmed cases, 12,703 confirmed deaths, and 1,447,558 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Wuhan Repatriated: they have 3 confirmed cases, 0 confirmed deaths, and 3 confirmed recoveries.[xvii]   
  91. 2022 Saturday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,076,111 confirmed cases, 10,695 confirmed deaths, and 4,042,243 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- St. Helena, 228th place on the list: 2 cases of the virus, 0 confirmed death and 2 confirmed recoveries.[xviii]                         
  92. 2022 Saturday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 32,977.21, DOWN 939.18 points (-2.77%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,334.53 DOWN 536.89 points (-4.17%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,131.93, DOWN 155.27 points (-3.63%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $104.11 per barrel, -1.25 (-1.19%).  The price of GOLD is $1,896.90 per troy oz., +5.60 (+0.30%) while the price of SILVER is $22.74 per troy ounce, -0.39 (-1.70%).  The price of PLATINUM is $932.00 per troy oz, +20.90 (+2.29%) while the price of COPPER is $4.39 per pound, -0.05 (-1.07%).[xix]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,323.91 per troy oz., +91.91 (+4.12%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,200.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,105,000.00 per CNY/T, +10,000.00 (+0.91%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,051.00 per USD/T, +19.50 (+0.64%). The price of ZINC is $4,054.00 per USD/T., -82.50 (-1.99%).   The price of COCOA is $2,650.00 per USD/T, +75.00 (+2.91%).  The price of COFFEE is $222.55 per USD/T, +4.65 (+2.13%).  The price of CORN is $817.50 per USD/T, +1.50 (+0.18%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,047.40 USD 1,000 board feet +2.60 (+0.25%).[xx]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000026.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.61 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.95 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.41, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 70.20 of theirs.    In Seychellois Rupee, one greenback equals 13.46 and in Sierran Leonean Leone, a buck equals 12,470.00 and in Singapore Dollar, one dollar equals 1.38 of theirs.[xxi]       
  93. 2022 Saturday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.728 per gallon, $4.184 in Florida, $5.259 in Hawaii, and $4.711 in Washington state.[xxii]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: North Dakota- $3.947.  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 32nd  LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Afghanistan: $3.374 per U.S. Gallon.[xxiii] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,419,532,234,654 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxiv]  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 Switzerland the EIGHTH largest holder of U.S. debt is Belgium.  This nation holds $253,000,000,000 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 Saturday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I- Vice President Kamala Harris has been in charge of the ongoing border disaster for the past 393 days.  She has not shown up to do her job in 307 days.  A Greek tragedy in the making.  The cost of caring for the Third World invasion army since January 01, 2022, is approximately $765,407,697.  The cost of providing care to them since the Biden-Harris administration entered office is $42,511,213,440.  The number of illegals who have entered the country since the first day of the year is 1,225,976.  Finally, the conservative low estimate of illegals living in the United States is 47,850,393.  We contend the number is closer to 95-to-130 million, possibly even higher than that.  So much for globalism. (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 Saturday G: California Lottery Results-Super Lotto and Powerball Draws- First, here are the results for Super Lotto Draw #3660 what with a $38 million jackpot on the line for some lucky winner: 03, 15, 21, 35, 46, and Mega 18.  Out of 121,437 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had ALL FIVE NUMBERS PLUS THE MEGA for a prize of $38 million,  The ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven in San Diego, CA 92103.  Two other people had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $21,265 apiece.  These tickets were sold at (1) 7-Eleven in San Jose, CA 95125 while the other was sold at (2) Western Super Market in Gardena, CA 90247.  Next, here are the results for the Powerball Draw #982 with a jackpot of $20 million up for grabs: 14, 21, 37, 44, 63, and Powerball 01.  Out of 48,663 winning tickets, the highest winner was ONE person who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $28,163.

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This artwork is #0816 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Saguaros and Smoke Trees.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.

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The next album by famed guitarist Robbie Robertson, “Testimony,” came out on September 22, 2016, a companion to his written memoirs.  This album features recordings from throughout his career, solo and with the Band.  It is a superb collection of Band, Bob Dylan collaborations with the Band, and solo tunes, all collected together in one amazing package for novice and veteran fans alike.  The man is one of the all-time greatest songwriters and a phenomenal guitarist so what the heck more can we say other than that you should go out and pick this one up now.  You will be glad you did.  Enjoy.

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

[ii] Sometime within the next decade, we hope to present the music of classic rockers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and numerous others.  We know you will enjoy the presentation so please; remain vigilant for the day we do.

[iii] 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[xv] 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)

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

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

[xviii] 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arbor Day (Delaware and Nebraska)

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

  1. 1429 Wednesday: Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a French victory over the English.
  2. 1522 Saturday: Emperor Charles V names Franz van Holly inquisitor-general of Netherlands.
  3. 1550 Saturday: Emperor Charles V gives inquisitors additional authority.
  4. 1623 Saturday: Eleven Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru.
  5. 1661 Friday: The Ming Dynasty of China occupies the island of Taiwan.
  6. 1670 Tuesday: The reign of the 239th Roman Catholic Pope Clement X began on this date.  He would remain the Vicar of Christ from today until July 22, 1676.
  7. 1706 Thursday: Emperor Josef I becomes monarch of Cologne/Bavaria.
  8. 1707 Friday: English/Scottish parliament accepts the Act of Union, form Great Britain.
  9. 1745 Thursday: The future 3rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), Oliver Ellsworth, is born in Windsor, CT, British North America.  A Federalist, President George Washington nominated to fill the seat of John Rutledge.  He served from 03-08-1796 to 12-15-1800.
  10. 1781 Sunday: A French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope.
  11. 1813 Thursday: Rubber is first patented on this date.
  12. 1845 Tuesday: Macon B. Allen and Robert Morris, Jr., 1st blacks to open law practice.
  13. 1852 Thursday: The first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus underwent publication on this date.
  14. 1861 Monday: The Maryland House of Delegates voted 53-13 against seceding from the Union.  Meanwhile, in Montgomery, Alabama, President Jefferson Davis asked the Confederate Congress for the authority to wage war.
  15. 1862 Tuesday: During the American Civil War, the Federals take the city of New Orleans from Rebel forces.
  16. 1879 Tuesday: For the first time in history, the City of Cleveland used electric arc lights.
  17. 1902 Tuesday: Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 prohibiting the immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland.  Congress aimed the rule at Chinese living in the Philippines.
  18. 1913 Tuesday: Swedish-born engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken, New Jersey, received a U.S. patent for a “separate fastener”—later known as the “zipper.”
  19. 1916 Saturday: Irish nationalists set fire to the British post office in Dublin, Ireland.  
  20. 1918 Monday: Tris Speaker ties career record for an outfielder of four unassisted double plays.  Meanwhile on the Western Front in World War I, the German offensive ends.
  21. 1933 Saturday: Famed country musician Willie Nelson[i] is born on this date in Abbott, Texas.
  22. 1940 Monday: Norwegian King Haakon and his government flee to England on this date to avoid the invading Nazis taking the country’s gold reserves with them.
  23. 1941 Tuesday: The Iraqis are ready to boot the British out of their country and to side with the Nazis.  However, they should have acted sooner because the Brits are rushing in reinforcements to the southern port of Basra.  Elsewhere, the Allies continue rolling up the Fascist Italians in Ethiopia. 
  24. 1942 Wednesday: Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands and Vichy-France.  Meanwhile, in Burma, Japanese troops march into Lashio, cut the Burma Road in two, severing the lifeline to China.
  25. 1943 Thursday: An ‘International Medical Commission’ conducts autopsies on the corpses of Polish soldiers murdered in the Katyn Forest with the end result being the Soviet NKVD being the murderers of more than 20,000 Polish officers and intelligentsia.
  26. 1944 Saturday: The U.S. Navy commences raids on the Japanese port facilities at Truk.  The base is a big linchpin in the Imperial Japanese defense of their diminishing empire and losing this will be devastating.
  27. 1945 Sunday: During World War II, American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp.  The fight in and around Berlin continues as the Red Army continues forcing its way into the city center.  Casualties are astronomical. In Berlin, Adolf Hitler married the erstwhile Eva Braun and designated Admiral Karl Doenitz president, an office he held until Germany’s surrender on May 08, 1945.  Finally, the German army in Italy surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.
  28. 1946 Monday: Twenty-eight former Japanese officials went on trial in Tokyo as war criminals; seven ended up sentenced to death.
  29. 1947 Tuesday: Longtime member of the rock band, the Grass Roots[ii]— Joel Larson (drums 1965-66 / 1972-79 / 1981) –was born on this date in San Francisco, California.
  30. 1950 Saturday: Future U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is born in Gladwin, Michigan, on this date.  A future Democrat, she would enter the so-called greatest deliberative body in the world on January 03, 2001, representing her home state.
  31. 1952 Tuesday: IBM President Thomas J. Watson Jr. informed company stockholders that IBM was in the process of building “the most advanced, most flexible high-speed computer in the world.”  The company unveiled the computer on April 7, 1953, as the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine.
  32. 1953 Wednesday: The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast shows an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles’ ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
  33. 1954 Thursday: At Dien Bien Phu, heavy rains continue hampering operations on both sides.  Troops fighting in the outlying strongpoints have been placed on half-rations due to an increasing inability to make it through enemy positions in the dark to the main camp to retrieve food and then to cart it back.  When the sun rises, the defenders on Epervier are startled to see that the communist troops on Dominique have dug approach trenches right up to their wire with five new recoilless guns emplaced in tunnels pointing their way.  This can only presage that a new assault is in the works.   The communist strategy of grabbing their enemies by the belts and then overwhelming them is working as the defenders cannot call in artillery strikes atop their positions unless all is lost.[iii]   
  34. 1961 Saturday: ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” makes its debut.
  35. 1967 Saturday: Aretha Franklin’s[iv] cover of Otis Redding’s[v] “Respect” came out as a single on this date.  Atlantic Records released the massive hit.
  36. 1968 Monday: The counterculture rock musical “Hair” heralding the “Age of Aquarius” opened at Broadway’s Biltmore Theater following limited engagements off-Broadway, beginning a run of 1,750 performances.  The show raised a ruckus as the performers closed the show entirely in the nude.  Shocking.
  37. 1970 Wednesday: During the Vietnam War, Operation Toan Thang 42 begins as 10,000 U.S. and more than 5,000 South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia.  Another 40,000 troops joined in the invasion which was designed to destroy communist staging bases along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the troops accomplished the job.  However, critics of the war lambasted President Richard M. Nixon for widening the war.
  38. 1974 Monday: President Richard M. Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of some secretly made White House tape recordings related to Watergate.
  39. 1975 Tuesday: The U.S. begins Operation Frequent Wind to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to the expected North Vietnamese takeover of the city.
  40. 1981 Wednesday: Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies became the first left-handed pitcher in the major leagues to get 3,000 career strikeouts.
  41. 1984 Sunday: In California, the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor went online after a long delay due to the protests of extremely stupid people.
  42. 1985 Monday: In the 15th round, Tony Tubbs scores a technical knockout against Greg Page in their heavyweight title fight.  Page lost the WBA championship.  
  43. 1986 Tuesday: The Boston Red Sox’ Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners.
  44. 1988 Friday: The Baltimore Orioles set a new major league baseball record by losing their first 21 games of the season.
  45. 1990 Sunday: The people of Germany commenced tearing down the Berlin Wall on this date.
  46. 1991 Monday: Croatia declares its independence from a crumbling Yugoslavia.  Meanwhile, a cyclone began striking the South Asian country of Bangladesh; it ended up killing more than 138, 000 people, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Global warming or just nature?
  47. 1992 Wednesday: Rioting resulting in 55 deaths erupted in Los Angeles, California, after a jury in Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of problematic motorist Rodney King.  Elsewhere, kidnappers snatched Exxon-Mobil executive Sidney Reso outside of his home in Morris Township, N.J.  The scumbag who snatched him was a former Exxon-Mobil security official, Arthur Seale, who killed Reso while he was in captivity.
  48. 1993 Thursday: Mick Ronson, famed rock-and-roll guitarist who played and with Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople[vi], died from liver cancer in London, England, on this date; he was just 46-years-old.
  49. 1994 Friday: Israel and the PLO signed an agreement, which granted Palestinians broad authority to set taxes, control trade and regulate banks under self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
  50. 1996 Monday: In an apparent boating accident in Maryland, authorities believed that former CIA Director William Colby was missing and presumed drowned; they recovered his body later.
  51. 1997 Tuesday: Astronaut Jerry Lininger and cosmonaut Vasily Tsibliyev went on the first U.S.-Russian spacewalk.
  52. 1998 Wednesday: The United States, Canada, and Mexico end tariffs on $1 billion in NAFTA trade.  
  53. 2003 Tuesday: PLO-lover and all-around POS Mahmoud Abbas wins power as the next prime minister of the Palestinian Authority.
  54. 2004 Thursday: The bloom is off the rose: photos surface showing U.S. military personnel torturing, frightening, and humiliating Iraqi prisoners of war at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad.  It’s as if the Deep State engineered President George W. Bush into another Middle Eastern war and then pulled the rug out from under him by making sure crap like this hit the international news cycle causing global anger. 
  55. 2005 Friday: The U.S. Senate confirms Congressman Rob Portman, R-OH 2nd congressional district, as the next United States Trade Representative. 
  56. 2006 Saturday: Hundreds of protesters take to the streets in New York City protesting the Iraq War and the rumors that there could be an impending military attack on Iran.  Enough, George W. Bush, enough!  NO MORE WARS.
  57. 2007 Sunday: Yet another mass shooting occurs in the U.S., this one in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Ward Parkway Mall.  Four people die in the spray of bullets, three victims and the shooter.  Not sure if the cops took the shooter out or he did it himself. 
  58. 2008 Tuesday: Famed rock-and-roll drummer, Mickey Waller, who played with the original Jeff Beck Group[vii] and with Rod Stewart[viii] on his solo efforts—died from liver failure on this date in London, England; he was just 66-years-old.   Elsewhere, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, announces that he has established a new commission with which to investigate the rise in global food prices that is causing starvation in many parts of the world.
  59. 2009 Wednesday: The Chi-Coms latest pandemic- the H1N1 swine flu- begins killing people in North America what with ONE death in the United States while Mexico suffers 159 deaths and at least 2,500-plus cases.  Oh, thank you, Beijing, thank you.
  60. 2010 Thursday: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom announces that 13 countries- with the Chi-Coms and the Saudis at the top of the heap- are the worst violators of religious rights around the world.
  61. 2011 Friday: In an opulent ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey, Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton married.   Elsewhere, across the Middle East, the Arab Spring uprisings continue to see violence from the far west of North Africa to the Gulf States.  This is strange, it’s as if it’s ALL coordinated. 
  62. 2012 Sunday: Mali coup leader Amadou Haya Sanogo rejects the decision of the Economic Community of West African States to deploy troops to his country.   Meanwhile, Lebanon confiscates a shipment of arms and ammunition destined to the enemies of ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and arrest at least 11 terrorists.
  63. 2013 Monday: An NBA league committee recommends NBA owners reject the bid from a group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer to purchase the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle.  Meanwhile, Prosecutors for Boston Marathon bomber and Islamic terrorist Dzhokar Tsarnaev[ix] discuss a plea deal to avoid the death penalty in exchange for life in prison without parole.
  64. 2014 Tuesday: Longtime Atlanta Rhythm Section[x] bassist–Paul Goddard (bass/backing vocals 1971-1983 / 2011-2014)—died on this date.  Elsewhere, North Korea warns South Korea that it will begin conducting live fire military exercises near their maritime border.   Elsewhere, a suicidal gunman goes berserk at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Georgia, shooting six people but killing none of them before taking his own life.
  65. 2015 Wednesday: On this date, North and South American medical authorities declare the eradication of the German measles, the first region of the world to do so.  Meanwhile, Gazprom, the Russian state-owned energy company sees a drop in its value by 86-percent due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, a devaluation of the ruble, and crashing oil prices.
  66. 2016 Friday: The Iranian run-off elections SUPPOSEDLY give reformers and moderates (yeah, right) the majority of parliament.   Meanwhile, a criminal court in North Korea dishes out a 10-year-stretch to a South Korean-born, U.S. citizen, allegedly for SPYING on the North Koreans: Kim Dong Chui is going to prison.  Poor bastard.  Elsewhere, violent protesters continue clashing with French law enforcement officers, mostly in Paris over a new bill the protesters claim is going to strip them of rights and limit the number of jobs available to young people. 
  67. 2017 Saturday: Southeast of Dallas, tornadoes roar through the area killing at least 3 people on the ground and injuring numerous others.   Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the little snowflakes turn out in the hundreds to protest ‘climate change.’  Losers.  Speaking of D.C., the White House Correspondents Dinner occurs this evening and President Donald J. Trump elected NOT to attend because all they will do is to slam the guy.
  68. 2018 Sunday: On this date, “The Simpsons,” the animated TV hit show surpasses “Gunsmoke’s” 635-episode run, becoming the longest-running show in the history of television.  Congratulations!   Elsewhere, South Korea reports that in a recent summit between North- and- South Korea that Kim Jong Un said that ‘IF the United States promises not to attack their nation, they might denuclearize.’  Uh, okay.
  69. 2019 Monday: In the United States (thank you, illegal immigration), an outbreak of measles- the worst outbreak in a quarter-century- sickens at least 700 people.  Meanwhile, ISIS releases a video showing its leader, Abu Bakr-al-Baghdadi, for the first time in five years.  Thanks to this gaff, U.S. forces will track the murdering POS down and eliminate him.  He ran fleeing down a tunnel with U.S. military dogs in hot pursuit; U.S. Special Forces recovered the scumbag’s head after he detonated a suicide vest.  
  70. 2020 Wednesday: The Chinese gift that won’t stop ‘giving’- the COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis continues sickening people around the world.  Currently, we now have 3,193,886 confirmed cases of the Kung Flu what with 227,638 confirmed deaths but 972,719 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, sadly, we now have 1,063,600 confirmed cases and confirmed deaths now have hit 61,472.  Happily, we have 123,022 confirmed recoveries.  Once again, numbers in the People’s Republic of China remain the SAME.  Okay, either the Chin possess the cure, or they are a bunch of lying motherf**kers which is what we believe.   After the United States, Spain has 236,899 confirmed cases, Italy has 203,591, United Kingdom 165,221, Germany 161,539, France 128,441, Russia 99,399, Iran 93,657 and then the PRC with 88,423.  China, stop lying.
  71. 2020 Wednesday A: Meanwhile, Democratic women continue circling the wagons around stumbling, bumbling “Pro-China Joe” Biden as the Tara Reade story continues gathering steam.  Women who attacked Brett Kavanaugh continue to say, “No, Joe didn’t do anything.”  Look, liberal slut-bags, IF you don’t go after Joe, no one is ever going to pay attention to you hypocritical skanks ever again.  We know YOUR game.  Finally, NYC Mayor Bill Di Blasio threatens to arrest Jewish citizens while promising Muslims they will get their meals throughout the city during Ramadan.  What?
  72. 2021 Thursday: COVID-19 Statistics For The Planet As A Whole: 151,025,351 confirmed cases, +198,839, 3,176,405  confirmed deaths, +35,262, and 128,359,847 confirmed recoveries, +62,364.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 33,032,588 confirmed cases, UP 48,893 from yesterday’s reporting, 589,102 confirmed deaths, UP 765,[xi] and 25,634,383 confirmed recoveries, UP 49,654.  We genuinely appreciate COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xii] 
  73. 2021 Thursday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, there have been 274,651 Chi-Vi deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another four to five weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    
  74. 2021 Thursday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,739,657 confirmed cases, 61,638 confirmed deaths, and 1,990,058 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,228,212 confirmed cases, 35,096 confirmed deaths, and 1,790,319 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,110 confirmed cases, 482 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 402,435 confirmed cases, 5,527 confirmed deaths, and 190,805 confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., North Dakota, another great state to which we might seek refuge: they have 107,298 confirmed cases, 1,491 confirmed deaths, and 104,710 confirmed recoveries.[xiii]   
  75. 2021 Thursday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,407 confirmed cases, 6,362 confirmed deaths, and 830,530 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Guatemala, the birthplace of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens: 226,647 cases of the virus, 7,500 confirmed deaths and 201,621 confirmed recoveries.[xiv]   Meanwhile, the Biden administration is going to send $100 million worth of medical supplies and Chi-Vi vaccines to India to help them in their time of trouble.  
  76. 2021 Thursday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 34,060.36, UP 239.98 points (+0.71%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 14,082.55, UP 28.29 points (+0.22%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,211.47, UP 28.29 points (+0.68%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $64.87 per barrel, -0.14 (-0.22%).  The price of GOLD is $1,772.60 per troy oz., +3.70 (+0.21%) while the price of SILVER is $26.13 per troy ounce, +0.08 (+0.30%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,203.40 per troy oz, +5.80 (+0.48%) while the price of COPPER is $4.49 per pound, -0.00 (-0.07%).[xv]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,954.70 per troy oz, +27.61 (+0.94%).[xvi] The price of RHODIUM is $28,900.00 per troy oz., +300.00 (+1.05%).[xvii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000019.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.47 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.04.     In Malagasy Ariary, one greenback equals 3,792.53 and in Malawian Kwacha, a buck equals 784.32 and in Malaysian Ringgit, one dollar equals 4.10 of theirs.[xviii]  
  77. 2021 Thursday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in the Three States in which we have chef-authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $4.010 per gallon, $2.790 in Florida, $3.787 in Hawaii, and $3.436 in Washington state.[xix]    Let’s look at one other location- North Carolina: $2.661.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the fourth lowest gasoline price in the world- Algeria: $1.306 per U.S. Gallon.[xx]  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,228,516,653,001 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xxi]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  78. 2021 Thursday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– The nation is all atwitter over last night’s ‘Joe Biden address to a Joint Session of the Congress,’ because Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, R-CO 3rd congressional district, sitting up in the gallery was wearing a mylar blanket like all the illegal alien brats use to cover their bodies in the illegal alien holding pens. 
  79. 2021 Thursday G: Joe Biden Regime News I– Speaking of the ‘Biden agenda,’ Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR, says that ‘Joe Biden’s radical agenda is dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate.’  Next, the Senate is interviewing the next round of Joe Biden’s ‘judicial picks,’ most of them far-left whackos as the Dems seek to move on from the conservatives the Trump administration got onto the nation’s federal courts.  In other Joe Biden news, Catholic bishops are suggesting that Joe Biden should NOT take communion because of his insane push for abortions at all stages of fetal and post-fetal development.  We concur, Joe Biden should be excommunicated from the Catholic Church along with every other pro-abortion Democrats.  It is an evil and a sin.
  80. 2021 Thursday H: Foreign News / Overseas News– GOP lawmakers are requesting an inspector-general investigation into Climate Czar John F. Kerry’s close ties to the criminal regime in Tehran, what many say are treasonous ties.  It is clear that the Biden administration WON’T investigate John Kerry’s Logan Act violations unless, of course, it’s time to throw him under the bus for some misdeed within the administration.  Speaking of the Iranians, after the leak of the audio tape hit the news cycle in which the Iranians were discussing the help John F. Kerry provided them on ongoing Israeli covert operations in Syria, the presidential office is undergoing an extreme shakeup as they seek the rat(s) who leaked the damning evidence of collusion between “Lurch” and the mullahs.  Meanwhile, Maria Butina, a Russian intelligence operative (or so the feds claimed) who did time in an American prison is seeking to win a seat in Russia’s Parliament.   Speaking of Russia, allies of Alexei Navalny are closing down various of his offices over a harsh crackdown by the Putin government. 
  81. 2021 Thursday I: Political News I– The U.S. Department of Justice is going to launch civil rights violations charges against convicted Minneapolis Police Department Officer Derek Chauvin as well as the other three officers awaiting their trials.  You might ask, ‘doesn’t double jeopardy exist?’  In this country, NO longer, NO more.  If the federal government doesn’t like the outcome of a criminal trial, it can come in, dump in loads more charges, and go to town.  This is not right and should not be condoned otherwise, the feds can take repeated swings at the same crumbling apple.  ALL of us are in danger.  Next, New York City Mayor Bill Di Blasio says that ‘New York City will fully reopen on July 01.’  We’ll see.  Moving on, after Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, gave last night’s rebuttal to Joe Biden’s incoherent speech, “Uncle Tim” was trending on Twitter before- after about 12 hours- Twitter took it down.  They wanted to make sure enough people saw it before removing it.
  82. 2021 Thursday J: Political News II– Former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolam said on Newsmax today that he believes the seizure of Rudy Giuliani’s electronic devices- other than the hard drive from Hunter Biden’s laptop– demonstrates how the U.S. Justice Department has become totally politicized.  He alluded to the fact that prior to this- the third warrant- Justice Department officials sought two prior warrants to go after Rudy Giuliani but were denied each time.  Thus, they had to await a change in leadership at the DOJ, i.e., Merrick “The Mole” Garland becoming the attorney general.  With him sitting in the big chair, the enemies of Rudy easily got the warrants they sought, and the rest is history.  However, many are curious as to WHY the feds did not seize Hunter’s hard drive?   Also, as in other Trump allies’ treatment at the hands of the feds, the FBI made sure that reporters were on scene so they could see “America’s Mayor” embarrassed if that is at all possible.  They showed up at 6:30 a.m.  Hmmm, no wonder why there is the FBI show on TV… finally, in other U.S. government news, the feds will maintain the ban on menthol-flavored cigarettes and cigars.
  83. 2021 Thursday K: Political News III–  Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, and Senator Josh Hawley, R-MO, are both refusing corporate donations.  Because they WOKE, man, the corporations that is.
  84. 2022 Friday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 512,931,247 confirmed cases, +863,780, 6,259,348 confirmed deaths, +3,495 and 466,682,378 confirmed recoveries, +857,817. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 83,037,059 confirmed cases, UP 86,921 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,020,660 confirmed deaths, UP 536,[xxii] and 80,655,685 confirmed recoveries, UP by 37,328.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xxiii]
  85. 2022 Friday A: Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump Covid-19 Deaths– Note: since Joe Biden became president on January 20, 2021, there have been 571,367 CHI-VI DEATHS IN THE United States- intellectually inadequate old Joe, by the end of the year, you will have tied the total number seen by the Trump administration in a year of the raging coronavirus pandemic. Under President Trump’s watch, there were 404,645 fatalities from the Chi-Com Bat Virus.  From this point forward, ALL COVID-19 deaths are atop Joe Biden.  He has surpassed President Donald J. Trump’s 15-month number by 206,612 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 464 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.            
  86. 2022 Friday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 9,235,869 confirmed cases, 90,518 confirmed deaths, and 8,966,118 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,969,659 confirmed cases, 73,948 confirmed deaths, and 5,817,480 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 248,405 confirmed cases, 1,418 confirmed deaths, and 239,190 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,498,116 confirmed cases, 12,703 confirmed deaths, and 1,446,729 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Grand Princess Ship: they have 122 confirmed cases, 7 confirmed deaths, and 115 confirmed recoveries.[xxiv]   
  87. 2022 Friday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,074,119 confirmed cases, 10,695 confirmed deaths, and 4,038,393 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Micronesia, 227th place on the list: 3 cases of the virus, 2 confirmed death and 1 confirmed recoveries.[xxv]                         
  88. 2022 Friday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 32,977.21, DOWN 939.18 points (-2.77%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,334.53 DOWN 536.89 points (-4.17%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,131.93, DOWN 155.27 points (-3.63%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $104.11 per barrel, -1.25 (-1.19%).  The price of GOLD is $1,896.90 per troy oz., +5.60 (+0.30%) while the price of SILVER is $22.74 per troy ounce, -0.39 (-1.70%).  The price of PLATINUM is $932.00 per troy oz, +20.90 (+2.29%) while the price of COPPER is $4.39 per pound, -0.05 (-1.07%).[xxvi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,323.91 per troy oz., +91.91 (+4.12%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,200.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,105,000.00 per CNY/T, +10,000.00 (+0.91%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,051.00 per USD/T, +19.50 (+0.64%). The price of ZINC is $4,054.00 per USD/T., -82.50 (-1.99%).   The price of COCOA is $2,650.00 per USD/T, +75.00 (+2.91%).  The price of COFFEE is $222.55 per USD/T, +4.65 (+2.13%).  The price of CORN is $817.50 per USD/T, +1.50 (+0.18%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,047.40 USD 1,000 board feet +2.60 (+0.25%).[xxvii]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000026.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.61 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.95 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.41, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 70.20 of theirs.    In Sao Tomean Dobra, one greenback equals 1,047.40 and in Saudi Riyal, a buck equals 3.75 and in Serbian Dinar, one dollar equals 111.43 of theirs.[xxviii]       
  89. 2022 Friday E: U.S. National Debt and Gasoline Prices in The Four States in Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising and lowering by the day and NOTE- these prices are sans TAXES- in California, gasoline prices have moved to $5.706 per gallon, $4.181 in Florida, $5.261 in Hawaii, and $4.699 in Washington state.[xxix]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: North Carolina- $3.864.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The next country on the list has the 31st LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Uzbekistan: $3.294 per U.S. Gallon.[xxx] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,417,378,268,284 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxxi]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do which is not good- those two bastards should have met their ends on the chopping block.  As for holders of U.S. debt, after Brazil the SEVENTH largest holder of U.S. debt is Switzerland.  This nation holds $256,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  90. 2022 Friday F: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis– Russian submarines are delivering barrages of cruise missile assaults onto various targets in Ukraine including an attack on Kyiv while the U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres was visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier in the week.  The Russians admit they targeted the meeting.  Meanwhile, 63 days into the Russo-Ukrainian War, Russian President Vladimir Putin says he’s going to ‘make it official’ by declaring war on Ukraine.  A new report says that the Russkies had almost captured President Zelensky in the opening days of the war.
  91. 2022 Friday G: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis II– Ukraine is now cracking down on traitors providing aid and comfort to the Russian invaders.  Time for ‘scorched earth’ tactics, the destroying of all materiel that would help the Russians, the poisoning of water sources, the destruction of crops, leave the new Red Army invaders in a cesspool of death.  Ukraine points out that the Russkies have lost at least 23,000 military personnel since its ill-fated invasion of Ukraine commenced 63 days ago.  Meanwhile, Kyiv reports that their flying ace- the so-called ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ who shot down at least six Russian jets in combat over the nation’s capital city- has now been shot down and killed himself.
  92. 2022 Friday H: Joe Biden’s Ukraine-Russian Manufactured Crisis III- The U.S. is providing military training to Ukrainians in Germany.  This, of course, will anger Russia.   Meanwhile, the Turks are cutting off access to the Black Sea as a growing problem of seaborne mines- implanted by the Russkies to hinder shipping to Ukraine- which means NO vessels in our out.
  93. 2022 Friday I: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I– ‘Border Czar’ Vice President Kamala Harris has been in charge of the border catastrophe for the past 392 days.  It has been 306 days since the ‘border czar’ arrived on scene for a few minutes’ photo op.  Tragic.  The cost of caring for the illegal alien invaders these past 119 days is $758,919,732.  The cost of caring for them since the VP and her boss, President Joseph R. Biden, took office is $42,504,725,475.  The number of illegal aliens who have arrived at our border since January 01, 2022, is in our estimate, 1,214,514.  The conservative low estimate of illegals living in the country is 47,838,931 whereas we believe the numbers closer to 95-130 million illegal aliens if not more.  These people drain resources meant for Americans, increase food scarcity, drive up crime, dumb-down our young people, overrun our hospitals and collapse our medical systems, and lower wages while driving up rents/mortgage costs. This is not right.  (Sources for the AICPENDBLOG.COM Illegal Alien Numbers: Center for Immigration Studies, Department of Homeland Security, Federation for American Immigration Reform, Institute for Defense Analyses, Yale, MIT, and, of course, the God-given common sense each of us has at his or her disposal).
  94. 2022 Friday J: Foreign News-Overseas News I– The Iran nuclear deal supposedly hangs on the U.S. removing the terror designation from that country and its jihadist military apparatus.   Next, Russia announces its plan to abandon the ISS over the sanctions that the West and its other allies have slapped atop them.
  95. 2022 Friday K: Health and Medical Alerts– Hopefully, Joe Biden’s ‘misinformation board’ won’t censor or silence us but doctors around the world are attempting to find the cause of rising cases of hepatitis among young children.  They say they are leaning towards adenovirus as being the culprit whereas we are leaning towards increasing rates of COVID-19 vaccinations among young people that seemingly won’t or don’t stop.  The medical community is now urging the vaccination of wee babes for this Chi-Com-engineered virus.  This is insane.  The thing even more evil is that apparently, many of these children afflicted with hepatitis have required liver transplants.  Where oh where are these organs being harvested?  Communist China?  North Korea?  The aborted?  Wherever they are coming from, this ain’t right.  Poor Dr. Joseph Mengele- he was born a century too soon.   Speaking of abortion, progressives fear that IF Roe v. Wade goes down, nearly half of ALL U.S. physicians will not undergo abortion training.
  96. 2022 Friday L: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News– (1) Pfizer: $49.07 (2) AstraZeneca: $66.40 (3) Novavax: $45.07 (4) Merck & Company: $88.69 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $180.46  (6) BioNTech: $138.78 (7) Moderna: $134.41.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Pfizer: $48.15 (2) AstraZeneca: $65.86 (3) Novavax: $46.65 (4) Merck & Company: $84.59 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $181.54  (6) BioNTech: $145.07 (7) Moderna: $140.34.
  97. 2022 Friday M: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News– (1) Raytheon: $94.91 (2) Boeing: $148.84 (3) General Dynamics: $236.53 (4) Lockheed Martin: $432.12 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $439.40.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Raytheon: $100.52 (2) Boeing: $176.92 (3) General Dynamics: $238.79 (4) Lockheed Martin: $445.79 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $447.40.
  98. 2022 Friday N: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News– (1) Ansell Ltd.: $27.32 (2) DuPont: $65.93 (3) 3M: $144.22 (4) Honeywell: $193.51  (5) Teijen: $1,388.00.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Ansell Ltd.: $26.15 (2) DuPont: $67.29 (3) 3M: $149.17 (4) Honeywell: $190.63  (5) Teijen: $1,374.00.
  99. 2022 Friday O: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News– (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $28.29 (2) Beyond Meat: $36.88  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $68.50.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $21.79 (2) Beyond Meat: $37.60  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $69.33.
  100. 2022 Friday P: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News– (1) Wal-Mart: $152.99 (2) Lowe’s: $197.73 (3) Home Depot: $300.40 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $531.72 (5) Amazon: $2,485.63.  Here is what these stocks were worth a week ago today: (1) Wal-Mart: $156.86 (2) Lowe’s: $197.06 (3) Home Depot: $300.11 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $571.70 (5) Amazon: $2,887.00.  Amazon posted its first quarterly loss since 2015.  They cite higher warehousing, fuel, and unionization costs.
  101. 2022 Friday Q: Joe Biden News I– President Joseph R. Biden and Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador purportedly discussed the ‘unprecedented illegal alien invasion of the United States via the U.S.-Mexico border.’  While Joe Biden attempts to blame everyone else for his self-inflicted damages to the United States, Governor Greg Abbott, R-TX, lays the blame squarely where it belongs: upon the shoulders of senile Joe Biden.
  102. 2022 Friday R: Joe Biden’s Daily Disaster– Joe Biden continues absorbing hit after hit after hit after hit.  Today, the inflation surge hit 6.6-percent, the largest jump since 1982.  Still, Joe hasn’t a clue as to what to do nor does he have the desire to do something to the positive if he did.   In other ‘Joe Biden Daily Disaster News,’ 72-percent of American voters say that ‘IF the Hunter Biden laptop stories are true, Joe Biden should be impeached and removed from office.’ Other polls report that his approval ratings continue their ongoing slide.  In other news, a new poll says that a vast majority of American voters are demanding TRANSPARENCY on Joe Biden’s declining mental state.
  103. 2022 Friday S: Joe Biden’s Daily Disaster II– Joe Biden is still considering pandering to young holders of student loan debt (woe to those who have already paid off their loans).  To cover the costs of removing $10,000 debt from holders (woe to those with more than $10,000 student loan debt), the cost to taxpayers will be another $321 billion slapped atop the U.S. taxpayers- primarily the middle and working classes.  Thank you, f**king Joe Biden, thank you.  “America’s Governor” Ron DeSantis calls the insane push to alleviate student loan debt ‘simply wrong.’  “America’s Governor” also alleges the Biden regime is installing an ‘Orwellian Ministry of Truth’ with which to perpetuate hoaxes and to silence its critics.  Rep. Rick W. Allen, R-GA 12th District, says of Joe Biden’s attempt to dismiss student loan debt that it’s a big political mistake.
  104. 2022 Friday T: Joe Biden Regime News I– As the election continues drawing nigh, the Biden regime is pushing the European Union to avoid an embargo of oil from Russia which will drive the cost of oil into the stratosphere.  The Biden regime wants the EU to slap the embargo onto the Russkies following the election so Democrats will somehow be able to retain power rather than go down in droves.
  105. 2022 Friday U: Joe Biden Regime News II– In between tears, Pentagon spokesperson Admiral John Kirby says there’s ‘no way that Russian President Vladimir Putin should be invited to the G-20.  Later in the day, we heard that Mr. Putin had been invited.   In other news, the Biden Dept. of Justice is going to challenge Alabama’s law banning tranny treatment for underage kids as well as prohibiting them from competing in scholastic sports other than in that of their gender.
  106. 2022 Friday V: Political News I– Senate Democrats are preparing to unleash $33 million in ad buys on the country.  Meanwhile, Senators Chuck Grassley, R-IA, and Ron Johnson, R-WI, are pushing DARPA to investigate the hacking of the DNC back in 2016.   Meanwhile, in a shocking interview between Sean Spicer and former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, the latter told the former that ‘there was not enough fraud to overturn the 2020 Presidential Election nor that the GOP should put Donald J. Trump forth as its 2024 standard-bearer.’  He did say, however, that he would vote for President Trump over the Democrat.
  107. 2022 Friday W: Political News II– Although NO one asked him, former President Bill Clinton is defending HIS flawed Russia policy while he was president.  His advisor back then- Dick Morris- encouraged Ukraine to surrender its nukes following the collapse of the Soviet Union with the guarantee that the United States would defend that country from all enemies.  (Note- all the Ukrainians had to do was to read U.S. history and to understand the millions of broken promises made by one administration after another.  Ask the Native Americans).
  108. 2022 Friday X: Political News III– Senator Bernie Sanders, DS-VT, is on the warpath against Senators Joe Manchin, D-W. VA, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ.  He believes they are standing in the way of his and his fellow progressives’ view of the coveted ‘socialist utopia.’  F**k Bernie.  Speaking of the ‘socialist utopia,’ former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI 2nd D, says that ‘Joe Biden’s ‘misinformation board’ makes the Biden regime a DICTATORSHIP.   Thankfully, Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-CO 3rd District, is the one leading the fight to defund this appalling, un-American ‘ministry of truth.’  Good.
  109. 2022 Friday Y: Political News IV– To the irritation of liberals across the Old Dominion State and across the country, Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, R-VA, is celebrating the many accomplishments of the Youngkin Administration.  We celebrate with them.  Next, Rep. Ralph Norman, R-SC 5th congressional district, informed Newsmax today that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is a ‘pathological liar.’  Meanwhile, Alaska congressional candidate and former Governor Sarah Palin says that the ‘GOP must confront Dems who seek to take the United States DOWN.’
  110. 2022 Friday Z: Federal and State Court News– A U.S. court has sentenced ISIS ‘Beatle’ Kotey to life in prison for his murders of foreign journalists and captives.  Another judge has denied President Donald J. Trump’s request to dismiss the contempt charges against him in New York State and to force him to continue paying $10,000 per day in contempt of court charges.  Next, as her sentencing day looms, Ghislaine Maxwell has had her bid to have her conviction struck down denied.
  111. 2022 Friday AA: Popular Culture News–  James Corden will be leaving the “Late, Late Show,” sometime next year.   Next, the family of the filmmaker murdered by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of “Rust” is demanding the New Mexico sheriff conducting the investigation to take the shooting video of their loved one down from the Internet.  Speaking of the Internet, new analysis shows that with Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, conservatives are going to gain whereas liberals are going to lose.  In fact, in such pathetic sniveling, various liberal pundits on various television networks have shown the world their crimes by whining that they may be the ones ghosted, blacklisted, and/or shadow-banned.  Folks, we don’t want to ban liberal speech.  No, we want more of it, so everyone sees how frigging insane they are while we want unlimited access to share opposing views.
  112. 2022 Friday BB: California Lottery Results-Mega-Millions Draw– Here are the results for the Mega-Millions Draw #1759 what with a $34 million jackpot on the line: 09, 11, 34, 49, 66 and Mega 15.  Out of 52,053 winning tickets, the highest winners were 37 people who had FOUR numbers for a prize of $424 apiece.

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0815 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sea Birds.”  It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale.  You can see much more of her work at her website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page.  At her website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.”  Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks.  Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty.  We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work.  It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor!  You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY!  Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.

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The next album the record label of the Band released was “Icon,” an album that hit record store shelves on August 26, 2015.  One finds a collection of 11 cuts from the original lineup that are all perfect doorways for new fans to open and follow.  As for older fans, this is a concise collection that reopens channels in audio into the brain that one can enjoy for years- if not decades- to come.   This is a worthy addition to any record collection which is why we encourage everyone to seek this album out, give it a good listen, and then add it to your growing collection in the format, condition, and the price that works best for you- you will be glad you did.

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

[ii] We offered the music of this famed West Coast band- the Grass Roots- beginning on Thursday, 06-February-2014 through Saturday, 22-February-2014.  We hope you will seek their music out by visiting whatever site you choose for the absolute best in rock music.  You will be glad you did.

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

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

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

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

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

[viii] See previous footnote.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[xi] See previous.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

117. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022

1975 Sunday: North Vietnamese infantry and armor encircled Saigon on this date. Although panic grips much of the populace of South Vietnam’s capital city, South Vietnamese troops are determined to hold out for as long as they can. Had not the Democrats in the U.S. Congress prevented President Gerald R. Ford from rushing in military supplies so the ARVN troops could fight on equal terms, this humiliating defeat would never have occurred. However, the Democrats being the pro-communist scum they are left the South to its fate. Evil.

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117. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022:

Administrative Professionals Day

President Ulysses S. Grant; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Julius Sterling Morton; U.S. Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch; U.S. Secretary of State John Sherman; U.S. Senator Cory Booker;  WBA Heavyweight Boxing Champion Greg Page; Badfinger featuring Pete Ham, Charlie Watts-Jim Keltner Project, King Crimson featuring Gordon Haskell, and KISS featuring Ace Frehley:

  1. 1296 Friday: Edward I of England defeats the Scots fighting for independence at the Battle of Dunbar.
  2. 1509 Tuesday: The 216th Roman Catholic Pope Julius II excommunicates the Italian state of Venice from the church.
  3. 1521 Wednesday:  Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan met his end at the hands of angry Filipinos.
  4. 1565 Tuesday: Cebu City, the first Spanish city in the Philippines, forms.
  5. 1605 Wednesday: After 26 days, the reign of the 232nd Roman Catholic Pope Leo XI ends.  He first picked up his Holy Cross on April 01, 1605.
  6. 1773 Tuesday: The British Parliament passes the Tea Act, one of the things that would set the colonists of New England and the North American Colonies off; this would begin the road to the start of hostilities culminating in the Revolutionary War.
  7. 1777 Sunday: The only land battle in Connecticut during the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Ridgefield, took place, resulting in a limited British victory.
  8. 1805 Saturday: During the First Barbary War, an American-led force of Marines and mercenaries captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.
  9. 1813 Tuesday: The Battle of York took place in Upper Canada during the War of 1812 as a U.S. force defeated the British garrison in present-day Toronto before withdrawing.
  10. 1822 Saturday: The 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, on this date.  He would serve as commander-in-chief from March 04, 1869, to March 04, 1877.   
  11. 1848 Thursday: France frees the last slaves in its colonies worldwide.
  12. 1857 Monday: Austria prohibits the Jews from establishing further congregations in the southern part of the country.
  13. 1861 Saturday: After Virginia secedes from the United States, West Virginia secedes from its parent state.  Meanwhile, President Abraham Lincoln suspends the right of habeas corpus.
  14. 1865 Thursday: The steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, killing more than 1,400 people, mostly freed Union prisoners of war.
  15. 1880 Tuesday: Francis Clarke and M.G. Foster patented the electrical hearing aid.
  16. 1897 Tuesday: The federal government dedicates President Ulysses S. Grant’s Tomb.
  17. 1898 Wednesday: The 35th U.S. Secretary of State John Sherman, a Republican, left office on this date.  He served under President William McKinley from March 06, 1897, until today. 
  18. 1902 Sunday: In Lake Forest, Illinois, the former 3rd U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Julius Sterling Morton died at age 70.  A Democrat, Secretary Morton served under President Grover Cleveland from March 07, 1893, to March 05, 1897.
  19. 1909 Tuesday: The reign of the 34th Ottoman Turkish Sultan Abdul Hamid II ends on this date.  He first became caliph of all Islam on August 31, 1876, and guided the Faithful from that date until today.  His successor- Mehmed V- began his reign on this date and would guide his nation through almost all of World War I until his date ended on July 27, 1909.
  20. 1915 Tuesday: During World War I, Ottoman Turkish forces under the command of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk launch a counterattack against Allied forces.
  21. 1937 Tuesday: The U.S. Social Security Administration makes its debut payments of benefits.
  22. 1938 Wednesday: King Zog I of Albania married Countess Geraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Apponyl.  She was the first American woman to become a queen.  Elsewhere, a colored baseball appeared in a baseball game.  A game between Columbia and Fordham universities in New York City used a yellow baseball.
  23. 1940 Saturday: SS Chief Heinrich Himmler orders the construction of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp to begin, the destination for millions of Europe’s Jews and others designated unfit for habitation in Nazi-occupied Europe.
  24. 1941 Sunday: German forces occupied Athens during World War II.  German motorized units, armor, and infantry marched through the streets to throngs of silent people standing on each side of the street.  Not since the Ottoman Turks has anything as appalling as this happened to the brave Greek people.    
  25. 1942 Monday: Famed session rock drummer, Jim Keltner, is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on this date.  Elsewhere, Canada orders conscription of military-aged males for overseas during World War II.
  26. 1943 Tuesday: The Soviet Union breaks off contact with the Free Polish government in Great Britain, intending to put its own Polish leadership in charge of Poland once it’s liberated.  In North Africa, the British continue pushing the Germans into a corner in Tunisia from which they cannot extricate themselves. 
  27. 1944 Thursday: Fighting in New Guinea continues with U.S. troops capturing the main airstrip at Hollandia from the Imperial Japanese units defending it.
  28. 1945 Friday: Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini and other Italian Fascists to hold for trial for crimes against the Italian people.  Elsewhere, in the fight for Berlin, Soviet forces are able to capture the airfield at Tempelhof cutting off any further air escapes by desperate Nazi leaders trying to flee the city.  Fighting continues around Spandau and from the north, another Soviet army is battering its way into the city. 
  29. 1946 Saturday: The SS African Star went into service, which became the first ship equipped with radar.  Elsewhere, Gordon Haskell—future guitarist/vocalist with King Crimson[i]—is born in Verwood, Dorset, England, on this date.
  30. 1947 Sunday: Pete Ham—future guitarist/vocalist with the British rock band, Badfinger[ii]– is born  on this date in Swansea, Wales.
  31. 1950 Thursday: South Africa passes Group Areas Act, which segregates the races from one another.  Meanwhile, Great Britain recognized the state of Israel on this date.
  32. 1951 Friday: Future KISS[iii] guitarist, Ace Frehley—is born in New York City on this date.
  33. 1953 Monday: The United States offered $50,000 and political asylum to any Communist pilot that delivered a MIG jet.
  34. 1954 Tuesday: The monsoon continues to hover over the battlefield at Dien Bien Phu which makes it increasingly difficult to get in supplies to the brave French and allied defenders fighting the good fight to keep French Indochina free.  At Isabelle, Colonel André Lalande, the commanding officer of the second largest and most isolated fighting position, instructs his subordinates to select the best men and to head out into the desolation surrounding their positions to stop the communists from digging trenches closer to their position.  Legionnaires set out with Algerian troops and find themselves in a heavier fight than anticipated as the enemy had not one but two trenches full of assault infantry.  This would lead to the Algerians falling back in disarray which would lead the commanders at Isabelle to consider a modern-day version of decimation.  In the end, lesser officers stood by the side of the Algerians and a morale-busting bloodletting was stopped before it could proceed.[iv]  
  35. 1961 Thursday: The National Football Association officially recognizes the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. 
  36. 1965 Tuesday: R.C. Duncan won a patent for “Pampers.”  Elsewhere, broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow died in Pawling, N.Y., two days after turning 57 years old.
  37. 1967 Thursday: Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson officially opened Expo ’67 on today’s date.  Meanwhile undefeated heavyweight boxing champion, Rocky Marciano, retires from the sport.
  38. 1968 Saturday: Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey declared his candidacy for president, less than a month after President Lyndon Baines Johnson said he would not run for re-election. 
  39. 1969 Sunday: In Washington, D.C., future U.S. Senator Cory Booker is born.  A future Democrat, he would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body (or so they claim) on October 31, 2013, representing the state of New Jersey.
  40. 1972 Thursday: Apollo 16 arrives safely back on Earth from exploring the Moon.
  41. 1973 Friday: Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray resigned after the press revealed that he had destroyed files removed from the safe of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt.
  42. 1975 Sunday: North Vietnamese infantry and armor encircled Saigon on this date.  Although panic grips much of the populace of South Vietnam’s capital city, South Vietnamese troops are determined to hold out for as long as they can.  Had not the Democrats in the U.S. Congress prevented President Gerald R. Ford from rushing in military supplies so the ARVN troops could fight on equal terms, this humiliating defeat would never have occurred.  However, the Democrats being the pro-communist scum they are left the South to its fate.  Evil.   
  43. 1978 Thursday: Convicted Watergate defendant John D. Ehrlichman was released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months.  Elsewhere, 51 construction workers plunged to their deaths when a scaffold inside a cooling tower at the Pleasants Power Station site in West Virginia, fell 168 feet to the ground.
  44. 1982 Tuesday: The trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr., who had shot four people, including President Ronald Wilson Reagan, began in Washington, D.C.  The trial ended with Hinckley’s acquittal because of insanity.
  45. 1983 Wednesday: Nolan Ryan passes the strikeout king, Walter Johnson, by achieving 3,509 career strikeouts in Major League Baseball.
  46. 1986 Sunday: Soviet Authorities order the evacuation of Pripyat a day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
  47. 1987 Monday: The U.S. Department of Justice prevents Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering the U.S. due to his service to the Nazis during World War II.
  48. 1992 Monday: The Republic of Serbia and its lone ally, Montenegro proclaimed the new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in Belgrade and 12 other former Soviet Republics won entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank as Russia collapsed.  Betty Boothroyd became the first female Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons.
  49. 2004 Tuesday: U.S. forces fighting in Iraq kill 64 jihadists in and around Najaf in some fierce fighting as well as take out a piece of antiaircraft artillery. 
  50. 2005 Wednesday: With the U.S. House Ethics Committee evenly divided, on the House floor, a vote of 406-20 rescinds controversial GOP-imposed rules that had taken effect in January and slowed things to a crawl.  The Democrats DETEST any kind of ethics investigations unless they are in charge and launch them against their enemies.
  51. 2006 Thursday: Construction commences on the new Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.  In other news, the Chi-Coms never rest in their efforts to subvert other countries and the nation of Nepal is in the midst of a fight with Maoist thugs.  However, the rebels agree to a three-month truce with the newly elected government.
  52. 2007 Friday: The Pentagon announces that the CIA has arrested an al-Qaida thug- Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi- and instead of f**king around with him in the courts sent him straight to Guantanamo Bay.  Good riddance.  Elsewhere, Chechen rebels in Shatoy get lucky and shoot down a Russian Mi-8 military transport helicopter killing at least 20 Russian soldiers.  Doesn’t matter- Putin will get you guys…
  53. 2008 Sunday: News begins to break about a scumbag named Josef Fritzi in the town of Amstetten, Austria, had a special cellar in his house where he imprisoned his daughter Elisabeth from the age of 18 onward for the next 24 years.  He raped her and fathered seven children with her, three girls and four boys.  By the time the authorities discovered what this monstrous scumbag had done, he was age 74.  The trial was swift, and he received a life sentence.   We’re sorry, the Austrian government should have shot this POS.  
  54. 2009 Monday: A 23-month-old Mexico City toddler died at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, becoming the first swine-flu death on U.S. soil.  Meanwhile, a strong earthquake hammered Mexico, rattling nerves among residents already tense from a swine flu outbreak.  Elsewhere, former WBA heavyweight champion Greg Page died at home in Louisville, Kentucky, of positional asphyxiation.  He was 50 years old.  Over the course of his pro-career, he amassed a record of 58 fights, 48 wins (17 Kos), and  1 draw.  Finally, one of President Barack Hussein Obama’s Air Force One jets, a Boeing 747, and an F-16 fighter jet panicked New Yorkers as they circled over lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty for what turned out to be a photo op.  Many people believe this to have been staged, the president committing a heinous practical joke above a city scarred from the 9-11 Attacks eight years before.  What a POS.
  55. 2010 Tuesday: The U.S. Senate investigates the banking firm of Goldman-Sachs due to their making BILLIONS of dollars during the collapse of the housing market. 
  56. 2011 Wednesday: Powerful tornadoes raked the South and Midwest; according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, more than 120 twisters resulted in 316 deaths. 
  57. 2012 Friday: The wives and children of the dead terrorist thug, Osama bin Laden suffer deportation from Pakistan back to their homes in Saudi Arabia.  Meanwhile, in the People’s Republic of China, blind dissident Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest and goes on the lam.  The authorities are going nuts and the dragnet is on…
  58. 2013 Saturday: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer breaks his shoulder on a fall from his bicycle and is taken to the hospital by ambulance.  Meanwhile, in Karachi, Pakistan, members of the so-called ‘religion of peace,’ Islam, launch a terror attack killing 10 and injuring at least 25 people. 
  59. 2014 Sunday: The high court in Egypt dishes out some stiff sentences to pro-Mohammed Morsi rioters- 11 of them this time- of anywhere from 5 to 88 years in the slammer for running amok and rioting in the streets. 
  60. 2015 Monday: The 82nd U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder left office on this date.  A Democrat, he served under President Barack Hussein Obama from February 03, 2009, until today.  His successor, Loretta Lynch- the 83rd U.S. attorney general assumed office today and served until January 20, 2017.
  61. 2016 Wednesday: Unlike other European countries, Austria says “F— this” by limiting asylum claimants into their country and also reserves the right to reject people at their border.  Of course, human rights groups go haywire claiming this is an afront to all humanity.  Austria, we’re with you, Germany and Angela Merkel are NOT your friends.
  62. 2017 Thursday: Julius Younger, American virologist who helped create the Salk polio vaccine dies at age 96 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump softens his stance on NAFTA by saying he ‘seeks to renegotiate it.’ 
  63. 2018 Friday: North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un meets with his South Korean counterpart, President Moon Jae-in to ‘end the Korean War and to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.’  Meanwhile, German leader Angela Merkel makes a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Donald J. Trump.
  64. 2019 Saturday: Our ‘beloved’ Pope Francis, the 266th Roman Catholic pontiff, donates half-a-million bucks to ‘help’ migrants trying to reach the U.S. border via caravan who are stranded in Mexico City.  Let them remain there.  Meanwhile, a shooter opens fire at a synagogue in Poway, California, managing to slay one and wound three before being taken down himself.   God bless the victims.
  65. 2020 Monday: Thanks to the reopening of some states, the Stock Market has a momentous day.  The DOW Jones Industrial Average closes up 358.51 at 24,133.78; the S&P 500 closes up 41.74 at 2,878.48; and the NASDAQ closes up 95.64 at 8,730.16.  Excellent.  Meanwhile, the Wuhan Virus Crisis, the one the Chinese claim is ‘not theirs but came out of the United States’ continues causing problems.  Global statistics show that currently, we have 3,002,303 confirmed cases what with 208,131 confirmed deaths and 878,813 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have 1,005,934 confirmed cases what with 56,329 confirmed deaths but 112,913 confirmed recoveries so things are looking good- most places.  California’s confirmed cases rest at 44,792 and at 1,755 confirmed deaths.  The Chinese continue lying about their numbers.  Elsewhere, people continue to speculate about North Korean thug dictator, Kim Jong Un, who has been absent from world view for the past two weeks.  Many speculate he contracted COVID-19 and is near or at death whereas others claim he is on a ‘holiday.’  We shall see.  Finally, apparent Democratic Party 2020 presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden remains mum on allegations he sexually abused a staffer back in the 1990s when he was a senator.  Say it ain’t so, Joe!
  66. 2021 Tuesday: COVID-19 Statistics for the Planet as a Whole: 148,190,387 confirmed cases, +864,953, 3,126,361  confirmed deaths, +14,155, and 85,879,081 confirmed recoveries, +850,124.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 32,375,602 confirmed cases, UP 55,477 from yesterday’s reporting, 579,162 confirmed deaths, UP 806,[v] and 119,318,872 confirmed recoveries, UP 24,064.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[vi]  
  67. 2021 Tuesday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, there have been 264,711 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.    
  68. 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: 3,735,524 confirmed cases, 61,477 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,217,368 confirmed cases, 34,958 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,349 confirmed cases, 478 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 399,331 confirmed cases, 5,498 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., South Dakota, the state with a damaged GOP governor: they have 122,228 confirmed cases, 2,663 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[vii]   
  69. 2021 Tuesday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,217 confirmed cases, 6,359 confirmed deaths, and 830,088 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Costa Rica, a bastion of freedom in Central America and where some of us might be becoming citizens if the pretender in the White House is not ejected out upon his flat ass: 241,240 cases of the virus, 3,168 confirmed deaths and 201,264 confirmed recoveries.[viii]    
  70. 2021 Tuesday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,984.93, UP 3.36 points (+0.01%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 14,090.22, DOWN 48.56 points (-0.34%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,186.72, DOWN 0.90 points (-0.91%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $63.09 per barrel, +0.15 (+0.24%).  The price of GOLD is $1,771.80 per troy oz., -7.00 (-0.39%) while the price of SILVER is $26.21 per troy ounce, -0.20 (-0.76%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,224.30 per troy oz, -25.20 (-2.02%) while the price of COPPER is $4.46 per pound, -0.03 (-0.06%).[ix]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,920.21 per troy oz, -21.67 (-0.74%).[x] The price of RHODIUM is $28,600.00 per troy oz., -200.00 (-0.69%).[xi]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.48 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.06.     In Kuwaiti Dinar, one greenback equals 0.30 and in Lesotho Loti, a buck equals 14.38 and in Liberia Dollar, one dollar equals 171.30 of theirs.[xii]  
  71. 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 $3.996 per gallon, $2.791 in Florida, $3.767 in Hawaii, and $3.421 in Washington state.[xiii]    Let’s look at one other location- Mississippi: $2.569.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The first country on the list is the second lowest gasoline price in the world- Iran: $0.227 per U.S. Gallon.[xiv]  Good for those Shiite lunatics  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,221,266,256,036 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xv]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  72. 2021 Tuesday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Rep. Brian Babin, R-TX 36th congressional district, upbraids the Biden regime’s plan of dumping tens of millions of dollars on the Northern Triangle countries of Central America in the hope that dumping U.S. dollars on corrupt and sometimes criminal regimes will stop the ongoing flow of illegal aliens to the United States.   Speaking of the Biden regime, a new directive prohibits ICE from arresting criminal illegal aliens at courthouses across the country.
  73. 2021 Tuesday G: Joe Biden Regime News I– The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is going to launch a major investigation into extremists…within its own ranks.  Sounding more and more like a communist regime in the making when governmental departments begin looking for enemies within their own ranks.  Next, Joe Biden wants to give the Internal Revenue Service $80 billion so they can step up tax collections and enforcement activities against shirkers unwilling to do their duty and pay higher taxes.  Of course, Democrats in arrears with the IRS will be entirely fine.[xvi]  Moving on, Joe Biden is going to Georgia tomorrow to celebrate his 99th day in office and to blast the GOP.  Oh, he also wants to propose FREE PRESCHOOL, yet another way of getting hold of America’s kids and indoctrinating them into believing there are a billion genders.  Finally, the Washington Post is going to end its ‘fact-checking’ of the lying Joe Biden.  (Note- Fake News strikes again).
  74. 2021 Tuesday H: Foreign News / Overseas News I– With feeble old Joe Biden in the White House willing to drop to his knees in front of the Iranian mullahs if the murderous thugs will A-L-L-O-W the U.S. back into the flawed nuclear deal, what do the Iranians do?  They cause problems for the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, threatening our warships who then had to drive the IRG swift boats away.  (Note- we think the U.S. should sink Iran’s entire navy).  Meanwhile, as news continues to break about John F. Kerry’s numerous Logan Act violations, there are growing calls for a thorough investigation into the scumbag’s criminal activities.  Speaking of Kerry, Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, says that ‘John F. Kerry’s love of the Iran nuclear deal may have clouded his judgment.’  (Note- nope, Marco- Kerry is a traitor and should be treated as such).  His fellow senator, Rick Scott, R-FL, says that ‘IF the Iran allegations are true, John Kerry must leave government employ.’  Amen.  Bloomberg journalist Eli Lake says that the ‘Iran talks can do without Russian diplomatic mischief’ (so says a leftist).
  75. 2021 Tuesday I: Political News I– Nonagenarian House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi is limiting attendance for Joe Biden’s first ‘address’ to a joint session of Congress.  What?  Is he going to be like, a, uh, hologram?  Whatever happens, it’s going to be hysterical.   In California, Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom is sniveling and whining about the recall effort going forward against him.  He is blaming the GOP when it’s EVERYONE wanting to get his worthless butt out of office.  Still, many believe the Democrats are going to pull a fast one and somehow preserve the Smiler’s career by having him (we said this last year when or if “Kooky Kamala” Harris actually became the VP) appoint himself U.S. senator by having Senator Dianne Feinstein step down and him take her place.   The other possibility is that he will step down so the lieutenant governor can step in, so the state remains in Democratic Party hands.  We shall see.
  76. 2021 Tuesday J: Political News II–  President Donald J. Trump has endorsed Susan Wright for the Texas 6th congressional district.  Her husband, Rep. Ron Wright, died from COVID-19 and the 45th president hopes to have his widow take his place.   Next, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA 14th congressional district, is going to address a “Back the Blue” rally that is upcoming.  Speaking of the Peach State, 21 black political leaders are excoriating the Democrats for damaging their state by lying about the new voter law. 
  77. 2021 Tuesday K: COVID-19 Updates And Additional Information– the AMAZING Dr. Tony Fauci makes yet another ‘promise’ to the American people- that the U.S. should see a ‘turning point in several weeks’ if we all do the right thing like wear masks and get the Chi-Vi vaccine.  We won’t put any money on that.   Next, although the liberals won’t give President Donald J. Trump any credit for the vaccine, they are now demanding he do a public service announcement to get his ‘Neanderthal followers’ to go out and get vaccinations- like good citizens.  What a load of crap.
  78. 2021 Tuesday K: Wokeism / Woke / Wokies– Famed Democratic strategist James Carville says that ‘wokeness is a problem for Democrats’ and that ‘we all know it.’   Next, news comes out that many state-run colleges now require new hires to commit to the promotion of far-left agendas.  Wow.  We knew this.  In other WOKE insanity, the CEO of VisuWell- Sam Johnson- found himself terminated from his job for asking why a foul-mouthed punk at a prom reception was wearing a dress and being a foul-mouthed little shit.  What?  People cannot say anything anymore.  This is what happens when two generations of young people don’t get the belt across their asses.  Spare the rod and spoil flipping generations.  If kids had been disciplined there would be NO WOKE movement.   Finally, Elon Musk is getting lambasted by the WOKIES about him hosting Saturday Night Live sometime next month.  WTF?  We thought Musk was a ‘cool guy.’[xvii]
  79. 2021 Tuesday L: Miscellaneous News I– Former Dallas PD Officer Amber Guyger who shot her black neighbor dead claiming she entered the wrong apartment and thought the man was an ‘intruder’ is appealing her sentence.   Next, Governor Kevin Stitt, R-OK, signed three anti-abortion bills limiting when abortions can occur.  Of course, the liberals are out running amok, demanding he be removed from office.  Wah, wah, wah.  Next, Senator Cynthia Lummis, R-WY, introduced a bill today that would permit people under age 21 to buy handguns.   Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump says the ‘Democrats are insane to fight the Arizona 2020 Election audit.’  They are doing everything they can to stop it so that tells you all you need to know.
  80. 2021 Tuesday M: Miscellaneous News II– At the House GOP retreat, apparently tensions between hardcore RINO Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA 23rd congressional district, are rising.  We are not sure as to why the two are having problems but of the two, Cheney is the least popular and needs to shut her mouth.  Moving on, Little Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Transportation secretary, says that ‘from the start, Joe Biden has longed for a BIPARTISAN infrastructure bill.’  Yeah, sure.  Bulls**t.   Meanwhile, liberals are fearful that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is going to leave women in a dark place.  We guess we could stay there another 50 years and the plight of women in that s—hole country would…still be the same.
  81. 2021 Tuesday N: Miscellaneous News III– Britney Spears is set to speak at an upcoming court hearing regarding the highly unfair conservatorship in which, her father has placed her.   Next, states are fearful of SCOTUS taking the new concealed carry of firearms case in that it might lessen their power.  You can’t trust Chief Justice John Roberts. 
  82. 2021 Tuesday O: California Lottery Results / Mega-Millions Draw: Here are the results for the Mega-Millions Draw #1654 with a $319 million on the line: 15, 22, 30, 41, 42, and Mega 25.  Out of 120,216 winning tickets, the highest winners were THREE people who had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $10,640 apiece.
  83. 2022 Wednesday: COVID-19 Statistics for The Planet as a Whole– 511,582,042 confirmed cases, +744,376, 6,253,493 confirmed deaths, +4,481 and 465,258,486 confirmed recoveries, +1,211,765. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 82,888,247 confirmed cases, UP 98,531 from yesterday’s reporting, 1,019,774 confirmed deaths, UP 766,[xviii] and 80,585,919 confirmed recoveries, UP by 38,517.    We genuinely welcome COVID Live Update World Meter for being honest in covering ALL the numbers- God bless them.[xix]
  84. 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 570,481 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 205,726 Chi-Com lab-engineered virus deaths in FIFTEEN MONTHS.  Joe has accomplished this onerous task in 462 days.  He promised that he would lockdown the virus, NOT the country.              
  85. 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: 9,214,036 confirmed cases, 90,335 confirmed deaths, and 8,961,316 confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 5,960,341 confirmed cases, 73,897 confirmed deaths, and 5,814,712 confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 248,405 confirmed cases, 1,418 confirmed deaths, and 239,022 of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 1,493,194 confirmed cases, 12,686 confirmed deaths, and 1,445,183 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other part of the U.S., Federal Prisons: they have 69,054 confirmed cases, 301 confirmed deaths, and 68,641 confirmed recoveries.[xx]   
  86. 2022 Wednesday C: Foreign Covid Stats of The Day– Now that Mo has moved to Israel, let us look at the statistics there: 4,067,687 confirmed cases, 10,695 confirmed deaths, and 4,029,571 confirmed recoveries.   Let us look at one other portion of the world- Niue, 225th place on the list: 8 cases of the virus, 1 confirmed death and 7 confirmed recoveries.[xxi]                         
  87. 2022 Wednesday D: Stock Market Closes/Precious and Rare Metals– DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,301.93, UP 61.75 points (+0.19%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,488.93 DOWN 1.81 points (-0.014%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,183.96, UP 8.76 points (+0.21%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $101.74 per barrel, +0.04 (+0.04%).  The price of GOLD is $1,885.80 per troy oz., -18.30 (-0.96%) while the price of SILVER is $23.39 per troy ounce, -0.15 (-0.65%).  The price of PLATINUM is $909.20 per troy oz, -2.90 (-0.32%) while the price of COPPER is $4.46 per pound, 0.00 (0.00%).[xxii]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,207.81 per troy oz., +21.38 (+0.98%). The price of RHODIUM is $18,200.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of NEODYMIUM is $1,095,000.00 per CNY/T, 0.00 (0.00%).  The price of ALUMINUM is $3,109.00 per USD/T, +28.00 (+0.91%). The price of ZINC is $4,223.00 per USD/T., +17.00 (+0.40%).   The price of COCOA is $2,568.00 per USD/T, -9.00 (-0.35%).  The price of COFFEE is $216.25 per USD/T, -5.15 (-2.33%).  The price of CORN is $815.50 per USD/T, +12.25 (+1.53%).  The price of LUMBER is $1,052.00 USD 1,000 board feet +17.20 (+1.66%).[xxiii]   Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000026.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.56 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.95 euros, in Mexican pesos equals 20.39, and in Russian rubles, one dollar equals 71.38 of theirs.    In Pound Sterling, one greenback equals 0.80 and in Qatari Rial, a buck equals 3.66 and in Romanian Leu, one dollar equals 4.68 of theirs.[xxiv]       
  88. 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 $5.680 per gallon, $4.168 in Florida, $5.249 in Hawaii, and $4.687 in Washington state.[xxv]    Let us look at one other portion of the United States: Mississippi- $3.776.  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 29th LOWEST gasoline price in the world- Pakistan: $3.035 per U.S. Gallon.[xxvi] Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $30,412,638,051,610 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but frigging TRILLIONS.[xxvii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do which is not good- those two bastards should have met their ends on the chopping block.  As for holders of U.S. debt, after Ireland the FIFTH largest holder of U.S. debt is Luxembourg.  This nation holds $288,000,000,000 of U.S. debt (it is important to note that these numbers vary every day with one nation after another jockeying for top position).
  89. 2022 Wednesday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe I– The world-famous ‘border czar,’ Vice President Kamala Harris has been in charge of the disaster befalling the country for the past 390 days.  Worse than that, it’s been 304 days since last she showed up to do a photo op.  The cost of caring for these uninvited illegal aliens for the past 117 days is a shocking $745,967,001.  Atop that, since the two derelicts became the ‘guardians of the Constitution and the American people,’ the nation has shelled out $42,491,772,744 to care for the leeches.  Since the first day of the year, we have seen 1,192,049 illegal aliens pour across the border and into the interior of the country.  NOT good.  Finally, the conservative low estimate of illegal aliens living in the country is 46,623,706.  We believe the number is treble that, possibly quadruple that.  NO nation can withstand this invasion, perhaps not even until November.  Our nation could soon be lost.  Time for Operation Wetback II.  Let’s round ‘em up and deport them ASAP out of the country and back to whence they came. (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).
  90. 2022 Wednesday G: Foreign News-Overseas News I– A new poll says that nearly half of all Israelis fear a second Holocaust is brewing.  Next, Russia releases American hostage, Trevor Reed, home to his family in an exchange for a Russian drug trafficker locked up in the United States.  The parents of Mr. Reed said it appeared their son’s treatment at the hands of the Russians was horrible.  F**king Russians.  Time to nuke them.   Speaking of the Russians and their horrible treatment of those whom they don’t like, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is demanding global control over Russia’s nuclear weapons stockpile.  Ukraine fears that the Russians might nuke them the more the Ukrainians continue mopping the floor with Russian blood.
  91. 2022 Wednesday H: Vaccine Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money) News– (1) Pfizer: $49.74 (2) AstraZeneca: $66.19 (3) Novavax: $46.46 (4) Merck & Company: $84.41 (5) Johnson & Johnson: $182.10  (6) BioNTech: $144.44 (7) Moderna: $142.43.
  92. 2022 Wednesday I: Military Suppliers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 2) News– (1) Raytheon: $98.84 (2) Boeing: $154.46 (3) General Dynamics: $239.98 (4) Lockheed Martin: $444.98 (5) Northrop-Grumman: $439.77.
  93. 2022 Wednesday J: PPE Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 3) News– (1) Ansell Ltd.: $26.04 (2) DuPont: $66.19 (3) 3M: $144.21 (4) Honeywell: $186.35  (5) Teijen: $1,367.00.
  94. 2022 Wednesday K: Artificial (Fake) Meat Manufacturers’ Stock Prices (Follow the Money 4) News– (1) Maple Leaf Foods/Tofurkey: $27.63 (2) Beyond Meat: $38.22  (3) Kellogg’s/Morning Star Farms: $69.01.
  95. 2022 Wednesday L: Big Box Store Stock Prices (Follow the Money 5) News– (1) Wal-Mart: $154.24 (2) Lowe’s: $199.57 (3) Home Depot: $301.60 (4) Costco Wholesale Corp: $301.60 (5) Amazon: $2,763.34.
  96. 2022 Wednesday M: Joe Biden’s Daily Disaster– A new poll says that ONLY two-percent of American voters feel that Joe Biden’s economy is ‘excellent.’  Next, you know Joe Biden’s time in office is running out as a new report says that feeble Joe reassured son, Hunter Biden, that he would fund his legal bills tied to his business deals with the Chi-Coms.
  97. 2022 Wednesday N: Political News I– A new bill has come forth seeking to reinstate ALL U.S. military personnel terminated for refusing to undergo vaccination for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu virus.  Excellent.  Bring them back.  In other news, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies on Capitol Hill where we learn that the Biden regime spent $72 million to extricate itself from federal contracts with which to complete construction on the border wall.  Wow.  Secretary Mayorkas says the Trump administration ruined the immigration system but has NO fixes to stop the seething tidal wave of humanity pouring across it.  Instead, he says that domestic extremism- WHITE POWER EXTREMISM- is the most potent threat facing Americans today.  While DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was testifying before Congress, he raised concerns over what he said is the establishment of a ‘disinformation board’ with which to combat ‘misinformation.’  The board will be headed by ultra-leftist Nina Jankowicz, a fellow at the Wilson Center.
  98. 2022 Wednesday O: California Lottery Results-Super Lotto and Powerball Draws– First, here are the results for Super Lotto Draw #3659 what with a $37 million jackpot on the line for some lucky winner: 03, 11, 13, 23, 34, and Mega 23.  Out of 121,094 winning tickets, the highest winners were TWO people who had FIVE numbers but NO Mega for a prize of $21,088 apiece.  One ticket was sold at the Arco AM/PM in Perris, CA 92571 while the other was sold at 7-Eleven in Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.  Next, here are the results for the Powerball Draw #981 with a jackpot of $454 million up for grabs: Out of 180,291 winning tickets, SIX people had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $16,226 apiece.

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This artwork is #0813 a 30” x 40” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunset Waters.”  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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Like yesterday’s offering, we have another gem for you by the Canadian-American rock band, the Band.  “Palladium Circles: The Classic New York City Broadcast 1976” came out on March 10, 2015, a live album recorded at the world-famous New York Palladium two months before “The Last Waltz” concert.  Unlike yesterday’s offering which left off “Stage Fright,” this album has it as well as more.  Fans rave that this concert was full of power, that the group was smoking hot, and that it was like old times.  We hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your growing collection of some of the best music in the history of the world by one of the all-time amazing bands: The Band.  Seek it out and enjoy- you will be glad you did.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[vii] See previous.

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

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

[xvi] Grover Norquist says that Joe Biden is returning the nation back to the failed tax policies of the past that so harmed the nation.

[xvii] Speaking of Elon Musk, he says that ‘those who go on the Mars trip may not come back alive.’  Amen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confederate Heroes Memorial Day (Florida)

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

  1. 0088 Monday: The 4th Roman Catholic Pope Clement I picked up his Holy Cross on this date and over the course of the next 11 years and 211 days, guided his earthly flock until November 23, 0099.
  2. 0304 Tuesday: The 29th Roman Catholic Pope St. Marcellinus ended his time as the Vicar of Christ on this date.  He first became pontiff on June 30, 296, and guided his earthly flock from then until today.
  3. 0757 Friday: The 92nd Roman Catholic Pope Stephen II ended his time as pontiff on this date.  He became pontiff on March 26, 0752.
  4. 1220 Sunday: German King Frederick I grant bishops sovereign rights.
  5. 1514 Sunday: Astronomer Nicholas Copernicus makes the first observations of the planet, Saturn.
  6. 1532 Tuesday: On his way to Vienna, Ottoman Turk Sultan Suleiman fights his way through Hungary.
  7. 1564 Sunday: At the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, priests baptized William Shakespeare.
  8. 1607 Thursday: English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Virginia, on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere.
  9. 1654 Sunday: Brazil expels its Jewish inhabitants.
  10. 1655 Monday: The Dutch West Indies Company denies Peter Stuyvesant’s demand that the company expel all Jews from New Amsterdam. 
  11. 1721 Saturday: On this date, medical professionals administer the first smallpox vaccinations to a willing group of participants.
  12. 1819 Monday: The first Odd Fellows lodge in the United States underwent establishment in Baltimore, Md.
  13. 1828 Saturday: To help Greece’s demand for independence from the Ottoman Empire, Russia declares war on the Turks.
  14. 1859 Tuesday: A jury acquits Dan Sickles of murder on grounds of temporary insanity.  This is the original time defense attorneys use this defense successfully in the United States.
  15. 1865 Wednesday: Federal troops surrounded and killed John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, near Port Royal, Virginia.  Just before dying, Booth looked at his hands and gasped, “Useless, useless.”  Meanwhile, Confederate General J.E. Johnson surrenders the Army of Tennessee to the Union at Fort Dunham, North Carolina.
  16. 1875 Monday: The 33rd U.S. Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont assumed his position on this date.  A Democrat and then a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from April 26, 1875, to May 21, 1876.
  17. 1894 Thursday: In Alexandria, Egypt, future Nazi Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess is born.
  18. 1905 Wednesday: Jack McCarthy of the Chicago Cubs becomes the only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in one game; all were ends of double plays.
  19. 1914 Sunday: Author Bernard Malamud (“The Natural”) was born in New York.
  20. 1915 Monday: During World War I, Italy secretly signs the Pact of London, a pact that allied the nation with the British, France, and Russia.  On the Western Front, the Second Battle of Ypres continues with German gains being thrown back by the Allies.  On the Eastern Front, the Russians are fighting in Armenia, seeking to push the Ottomans back.  Fighting is intense.
  21. 1916 Wednesday: Rumanian is making noise about entering the war on the side of the Allies.  Austro-Hungary cannot allow this to happen but are facing increasing attacks from the Russians.
  22. 1917 Thursday: Fighting continues on various fronts during World War I.   On the Balkan Front, Bulgarians are trying to break through British forces along the Doiron-Vardar, aka the Macedonian Front.  The Brits are trying to aid their Serbian allies, but the Bulgarians are able to keep them holding tight.  Still, the Rumanians are making noises about entering the war on the side of the Allies and this could put the Bulgarians in jeopardy.  
  23. 1921 Tuesday: For the first time in the history of the nation, the people of St. Louis, Missouri, heard weather broadcasts live on the air.  
  24. 1923 Thursday: Britain’s Prince Albert, Duke of York (the future King George VI) married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
  25. 1926 Monday: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a treaty of neutrality and peace.
  26. 1928 Thursday: Madame Tussaud’s waxwork exhibition opens in London.   
  27. 1931 Sunday: NBC Radio premiered “Lum and Abner” a show fans would enjoy for the next 24 years.
  28. 1933 Wednesday: On this day in history, Nazi Germany created its infamous secret police, the Gestapo.
  29. 1937 Monday: German and Italian warplanes raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War; estimates of the number of people killed vary from the hundreds to the thousands.
  30. 1940 Friday: Fighting continues in Norway as advancing German troops and armored units continue pushing Norwegian and British troops back.  North of Lillehammer, fighting is fierce, but the Germans are getting the upper hand.  Meanwhile, the Luftwaffe scores a direct hit on the Norwegian destroyer Garn, catching her moored in the Sognefjord.  However, loss of life was minimal as the crew was able to abandon ship at the first signs of attack as the vessel had no antiaircraft batteries.  
  31. 1941 Saturday: For the first time in the history of Major League Baseball, an organist performed for the delight of the fans.  This event took place in Chicago, Illinois.   Elsewhere, in the Balkans, the Greeks and British- although in headlong retreat- are still capable of putting up resistance via rearguard actions.  They are able to slow the Nazi advance as they blow up key infrastructure.  Half a world away, South African troops finally overcome the Fascist Italian stand at Dessie and in so doing capture approximately 8,000 prisoners.  The Italians have had enough.
  32. 1942 Sunday: German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler tells the party faithful that this year- if the German people do not desert him- the Third Reich will achieve victories on all fronts.  The campaigning season on the Eastern Front is coming soon while the war in North Africa will proceed to victory.  Meanwhile, the U-Boat campaign to starve Britain will continue and all is looking good.
  33. 1943 Monday: Gary Wright, future keyboardist, and vocalist with the British band Spooky Tooth[i] and as a solo artist was born on today’s date in Cresskill, New Jersey.  Meanwhile, due to increasing outrage over the Katyn Forest Massacre by the Free Polish government in London, Moscow severs all ties to the ‘western Poles.’  Such is Josef Stalin’s way.
  34. 1944 Wednesday: The British go after the German battleship Tirpitz yet again but fall short in attacking the vessel.  Prime Minister Winston Churchill has long been fearful of the Tirpitz believing that she could pose an imminent threat to Allied shipping and thus loads of resources are obliterated trying to send the fearsome ship to the bottom of a Norwegian fjord.
  35. 1945 Thursday: Free French troops arrested Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France’s Vichy government during World War II, on today’s date.  Elsewhere, the Red Army continues battering its way into Berlin.  Resistance is fierce and the lives of Russian soldiers are expendable.  In the Pacific, the Japanese are being rolled up wherever the Allies encounter them in Burma, the Philippines, and on Okinawa as the U.S. Marines work at cracking the Shuri Line.  Meanwhile, future famed keyboardist who played with just about everyone—Mike Finnigan[ii]—is born on this date in Troy, Ohio.
  36. 1952 Saturday: The destroyer-minesweeper USS Hobson sank in the central Atlantic after colliding with the aircraft carrier USS Wasp with the loss of 176 crewmembers.
  37. 1954 Monday: Nationwide testing of the Salk polio vaccine begins.  Elsewhere, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu continues what with the communists concentrating on the southern outpost of Isabelle, the second largest firebase of the entire French military compound.   French Foreign Legionnaires and Algerian Tirailleurs are fighting to push back approach trenches and to take the fight to the enemy rather than have the fight taken to them.  Problems elsewhere continue with the airdrop of supplies, much of it going to the communists and not the brave French Union defenders.[iii]  Still, the French troops will continue draining the communists of massive quantities of blood.  If only they can bleed them dry…
  38. 1956 Thursday: The first modern container ship, the Ideal X, sails from Port Newark, N.J. for Houston, Texas.
  39. 1959 Sunday: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, future vocalist with the hard rock band, Mötley Crüe[iv]– John Corabi- is born.  He would replace Vince Neil when the original vocalist decided to take time away from the band.
  40. 1960 Tuesday: In Birmingham, England, future drummer/vocalist with the rock band, Queen[v]– Roger Taylor- is born on this date.
  41. 1961 Wednesday: The rest of the French military finally quashes the revolt by French paratroopers in Algeria to continue the war against the Muslim rebels.  Elsewhere, Roger Maris hits the first of 61 homers in 1961.
  42. 1964 Sunday: The African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania.  Elsewhere, the Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive NBA title.  They won two more before their amazing streak ended.   Meanwhile, future acting and U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.  As Acting U.S. secretary of Defense, Esper served under President Donald J. Trump from June 24, 2019, to July 15, 2019.  As actual U.S. secretary of the Defense, the Republican served under the same president from July 23, 2019, to November 09, 2020, when President Trump terminated his employment.   
  43. 1966 Tuesday: An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  44. 1968 Friday: Anti-war protesters seize administration buildings at Ohio State.  Meanwhile, beneath the Nevada desert, the United States exploded a 1.3 megaton nuclear device called “Boxcar.”  Man, oh, man.
  45. 1976 Monday: Pan Am begins non-stop flights from New York City to Tokyo.
  46. 1981 Sunday: In Tucson, Arizona, a major bank robbery takes place netting the thieves over $33 million.
  47. 1982 Monday: Rod Stewart[vi], the brilliant Scottish rocker, suffers a mugging with thieves making off with his $50,000 Porsche.  Meanwhile, the Argentina military on South Georgia Island near the Falklands, surrenders to British troops.
  48. 1983 Tuesday: The DOW Jones Industrial Average breaks 1,200 for the first time.
  49. 1986 Saturday: A major nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which was then a part of the former Soviet Union—it remains radioactive to this day.  Dozens of personnel were killed outright in the blast while the long-term death toll is believed to be in the high thousands.  
  50. 1989 Wednesday: Actress-comedian Lucille Ball died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, at age 77.
  51. 1990 Thursday: Pitcher Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller’s record of pitching 12, 1-hitter games in Major League Baseball.
  52. 1991 Friday: Soccer star Diego Maradona suspended for using cocaine undergoes arrest in Argentina for possession and distribution of illegal narcotics.
  53. 1994 Tuesday: Voting began in South Africa’s first all-race elections, resulting in a victory for the African National Congress and the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president.  Meanwhile, China Airlines Flight 140, a Taiwanese Airbus A-300, crashed while landing in Nagoya, Japan, killing 264 people (there were seven survivors).
  54. 2000 Wednesday: Unhappy with the snail’s pace of the state government in Albany, N.Y., in identifying the state’s far too numerous sex offenders, a parents’ group beat them to the jump by posting a large number of sexual deviates online along with their personal information for the world to see.  Surely the state government will do something to THESE PEOPLE while protecting the perverts, rapists, and child molesters.   
  55. 2001 Thursday: The New York State GOP is urging the state government to cut the $132 million tax on gasoline until at least Labor Day as prices at the pump are stifling business and hurting New Yorkers. 
  56. 2002 Friday: In Erfurt, Germany, a 19-year-old kid goes berserk, killing 13 teachers, 2 students, a cop, and then himself using a handgun.  We thought only the United States had these kinds of events.  What’s up with that?
  57. 2003 Saturday: Unknown thugs set off a series of incendiary devices in an ammo dump in suburban Baghdad that killed several people and injured loads of others; the explosions went on all night.  U.S. investigators are seeking answers.
  58. 2004 Monday: Following conservative criticism of his anti-war activities during the Vietnam War, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry accused President George W. Bush of failing to prove whether he had fulfilled his commitment to the National Guard during the same period.  Elsewhere, the government unveiled its new, colorized $50 bill.  Finally, author Hubert Selby, Jr., died in Los Angeles, California, at age 75.
  59. 2005 Tuesday: Ending its 29-year military occupation of neighboring Lebanon, Syria begins removing its troops and returns them to home.   Elsewhere, Charles A. Duelfer, the chief U.S. weapons inspector combing Iraq for the hidden weapons of mass destruction says the search has gone about as far as it feasibly can.  Nothing to find, nothing to see here and yet, we are engaged in a horrible war in Iraq.
  60. 2006 Wednesday: President George W. Bush names Tony Snow as the new White House press secretary.  Elsewhere, a new video hits the news cycle in which, jihadist thug and al-Qaida hatchet man Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in which the ranting murdering lunatic blasts President George W. Bush and the sycophantic Iraqi government. 
  61. 2007 Thursday: Rep. Dennis  Kucinich, D-OH 10th congressional district, puts forth H. RES 333 calling for the impeachment and removal of Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney.  There were three charges against the vice president- (1) Cheney manipulated the intelligence process with which to deceive the American people into believing there were weapons of mass destruction so the U.S. could launch an invasion of Iraq; (2) the vice president fabricated a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida; and (3) the vice president was seeking a way to attack Iran even though Iran had nothing to do with the other two issues.
  62. 2008 Saturday: The Turkish military plunges across the northern border of Iraq and launches an attack on Kurdish Workers Party positions.  Elsewhere, Somali pirates release the crew of the captured Spanish FV Playa De Bako after receiving their ransom.
  63. 2009 Sunday: The U.S. government declares a public health emergency as cases of the swine flu- from the People’s Republic of China- begins showing up in the United States.   Meanwhile, French cruise ship MSC Melody fights off an attack by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
  64. 2010 Monday: Britain’s ambassador to the crap-hole nation of Yemen- Timothy Torlot- survives an attempted suicide bombing attack.   Meanwhile, in Hebron, a Hamas thug trying to commit acts of terror ends up being the one killed after Israeli Defense Forces take the POS out.
  65. 2011 Tuesday: In the Ukraine, citizens observe the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, where the nuclear reactor underwent a meltdown.  Elsewhere, a bunch of Palestinian-loving, anti-Israel liberals are rounding up a flotilla of boats with more than 1,500 people aboard to challenge the embargo the Israelis have on guns and ammo reaching the Hamas thugs.
  66. 2012 Thursday: During the second day of evidence at the Levisohn Inquiry, Rupert Murdock reveals there was a ‘cover-up’ at ‘News of the World’ but that he had no knowledge of it.  Meanwhile, Bo Xilai, the ousted communist party head of Chongqing, communist China, is in deeper trouble seeing as how news about him spying on Chinese President Hu Jintao and did God knows what with the information.  
  67. 2013 Friday: In Birmingham, United Kingdom, eleven members of a terror cell find themselves in the joint for planning an attack to exceed the atrocities committed on July 7 and 9/11.  Elsewhere, once again, North Korea is talking crap with South Korea so to be on the safe side in any ‘negotiations’ with the North, Seoul orders its remaining workers out of the Kaesong Industrial Region because no one ever knows what the Kim Family might do when agitated.
  68. 2014 Saturday: Football players at Northwestern University cast votes on whether to form a union; the National Labor Relations Board, giving the students the right to organize, ruled the players last month to be university employees.  Elsewhere, in southern Afghanistan in Kandahar Province, a helicopter crash kills five British ISAF specialists training Afghan forces.
  69. 2015 Sunday: The so-called religion of peace in the form of Boko Haram launches a major assault on Nigeran forces holding Karamga Island in Lake Chad, killing numerous soldiers.   By the end of the fighting, Boko Haram owns the island.    Meanwhile, in northeastern Syria’s Idlib Governate, Syrian warplanes bomb the city of Jisr al-Shughur the day after a group of al-Qaida thugs and sympathetic others overran the city.   
  70. 2016 Tuesday: Today is a BIG PRIMARY DAY in the United States as voters across the country flock to the polls.  The states on the line today are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island with Donald Trump expected to reel in the lion’s share of votes in the GOP primaries while Hillary Clinton is expected to win all but one; Rhode Island should go to Bernie Sanders, the Vermont communist.  A few more victories and Hillary will wrap up the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
  71. 2017 Wednesday: On Hulu, “The Handmaid’s Tale” begins its run.  The show is an adaptation of a novel by author Margaret Atwood.   Elsewhere, Venezuela becomes all huffy-puffy over the Organization of American States calling a meeting of member states without sending an invite to the crumbling socialist hellhole.
  72. 2018 Thursday: Mike Pompeo became U.S. Secretary of State under President Donald J. Trump on this date.  Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, a jury finds comedian Bill Cosby guilty of sexual assault.   Elsewhere, Avigdor Lieberman warns Tehran that IF the Iranians do something crazy such as attacking Tel Aviv, the Israelis will light the Shiite lunatics up.  Finally, by a 14-7 vote, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee votes to keep the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his investigation into bogus Trump-Russia collusion in place.
  73. 2019 Friday: At a meeting of the National Rifle Association, President Donald J. Trump announces that he is withdrawing the United States from the Arms Trade Treaty, an agreement between many nations that regulates the flow of firearms around the world.
  74. 2020 Sunday:  On the COVID-19 battlefront today, the world announces 2,965,263 confirmed cases of the Wuhan Virus what with 206,265 confirmed deaths but 863,464 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, we have 985,027 confirmed cases what with 55,383 confirmed deaths but 109,12 confirmed recoveries.  Communist China continues lying by claiming the same number of cases that they have been reporting for a couple of weeks now: 88,423 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed cases, and 81,785 confirmed recoveries.  The fact that the Chinese continue spreading this bulls**t means when we come out on the other side that we hammer them with all manner of lawsuits, that we repatriate American industries in their country, and that we return to a Two-China Policy in which, we recognize Taiwan, aka Nationalist or Free China, as the rightful ruler of the mainland portion of the country.  It would serve Beijing right.  Either that or pay $10 million per death to the victims of the virus they engineered in their Wuhan Institute of Virology around the entire world.  
  75. 2021 Monday: COVID-19 Statistics for the Planet as a Whole: 147,346,436 confirmed cases, +697,114, 3,112,206  confirmed deaths, +9,618, and 85,028,957 confirmed recoveries, +539,462.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 32,320,125 confirmed cases, UP 75,508 from yesterday’s reporting, 578,356 confirmed deaths, UP 1,132,[vii] and 119,078,566 confirmed recoveries, UP 2,264.  Note- we are going to do our own estimates of recoveries based on percentages seeing as how the CDC won’t report them.[viii] 
  76. 2021 Monday A: Note: Since Joe Biden Became President On January 20, 2021, There Have Been 263,905 Chi-Vi Deaths in the United States- feeble old Joe, in another four to five weeks, you will have tied the total number witnessed by the Trump administration in nearly a year of the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.    
  77. 2021 Monday B: COVID-19 Statistics in the four states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Florida, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 3,731,677 confirmed cases, 61,434 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Moving on, here are the numbers for Florida: 2,212,097 confirmed cases, 34,912 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 32,284 confirmed cases, 478 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s count).  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 397,006 confirmed cases, 5,478 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries (same as yesterday’s).  Let us look at one other portion of the U.S., Rhode Island, the smallest state in the Union: they have 146,960 confirmed cases, 2,663 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries.[ix]   
  78. 2021 Monday C: Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 838,107 confirmed cases, 6,353 confirmed deaths, and 829,983 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one non-country- Lithuania, a bastion of freedom in the Baltic: 241,872 cases of the virus, 3,857 confirmed deaths and 218,011 confirmed recoveries.[x]    
  79. 2021 Monday D:   Stock Market Closes/Precious And Rare Metals: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 33,981.57, DOWN 61.92 points (-0.18%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 14,138.78, UP 121.97 points (+0.87%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 4,187.62, UP 7.45 points (+0.18%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $62.05 per barrel, +0.14 (+0.26%).  The price of GOLD is $1,782.00 per troy oz., +1.90 (+0.11%) while the price of SILVER is $26.31 per troy ounce, +0.10 (+0.39%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,255.20 per troy oz, +8.80 (+0.71%) while the price of COPPER is $4.46 per pound, +0.02 (+0.43%).[xi]  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,912.58 per troy oz, -0.97 (-0.03%).[xii] The price of RHODIUM is $28,800.00 per troy oz., 0.00 (0.00%).[xiii]    Currently, Bitcoin, one U.S. greenback = 0.000018.  As for Chi-Com money, one-dollar U.S. = 6.48 Chinese yuan.  Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.83 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.87.     In Kenyan Schilling, one greenback equals 108.00 and in Korean- North Won, a buck equals 900.03 and in Angolan Kwanza, one dollar equals 652.83 of theirs.[xiv]  
  80. 2021 Monday E: U.S. National Debt And Gasoline Prices In The Three States In Which We Have Chef-Authors– Thanks to the Biden administration, gasoline prices continue rising by the day- in California, gasoline prices have risen to over $3.994 per gallon, $2.788 in Florida, $3.743 in Hawaii, and $3.413 in Washington state.[xv]    Let’s look at one other location- Missouri: $2.568.  We are going to do something else that could be fun- gasoline prices around the world going from cheapest to highest.  The first country on the list is the absolute lowest gasoline price, Venezuela: $0.076 per U.S. Gallon.[xvi]  How about that?  Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the U.S. National Debt for today: $28,217,294,081,383 and the Democrats are adding TRILLIONS of dollars to it, not BILLIONS but flipping TRILLIONS.[xvii]  Cloward and Piven causing problems like they always do.
  81. 2021 Monday F: Joe Biden’s Border Catastrophe– Customs and Border Patrol confirmed early today that 800 Venezuelans have been apprehended along our southern border attempting to cross into the U.S.  According to the Bidenistas, these intruders will most likely be given protected status meaning U.S. taxpayers will be footing the bill for decades to come as well as for their ever-increasing progeny.   In other border news, the Grand Old Party (GOP) claims that ‘IF we win back the majority in the House in 2022, we will refund the construction of the border wall.’  (Note- we believe that besides the wall, we should lay in minefields, obstacles for vehicles, boats, and people, as well as electrifying a second inner fence and the building of foo gas trenches past that.  We also believe that baby alligators must be seeded from the Deep South to the Rio Grande, and also that military bases should be relocated to the border, especially since we do much of our war-fighting in the Middle East.  Add to that the laying in of razor wir