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.
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BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK 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…

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0818 a 20” x 30” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Yountville Vineyard.”  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:

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.

[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.