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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Today is Yet another Super Tuesday and we look at the State of the 2016 Presidential Campaign on BOTH Sides of the Aisle so far and then look back at whence we started in the Summer of 2015


THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CULINARY POLITICS-ELEMENTAL NEWS OF THE DAY COMMENTARY-OPINION-SPORTS-FOODSERVICE FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 BY CHEF FRITZ SCHLEPENDRECHT

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This has to be one of the craziest election cycles we have seen in present times
Pasadena, CA, 03-15-2016 Tuesday: This has to be one of the craziest election cycles I have ever seen and believe me, I have been around a long time and seen many.  The Republicans began the race with 17, possibly one or two more, as I thought it 19 at the starting line last year. 
Let us see, I think I will begin listing them one-by-one so we can see where we began and then see why who remains in the race is still here. 
Oh, I know what I was thinking, there were one or two other candidates who people thought would enter the race last year such as Governor Mike Pence.  He was going to leap in but then decided not to do so when he had some sort of problem in his home state, Indiana, some issue with gay marriage or something—that always seems to bring down powerful right wing politicians.   What a joke, I could care less about the ‘gay vote.’
There also was some talk that perhaps Sarah Palin (former governor of Alaska) and Mitt Romney (failed 2012 GOP nominee) might enter the race at its outset last year but chose not to do so.  Instead, Palin endorsed Trump while Mitt seeks to destroy Donald Trump—weird.
The Republicans started with a mob of governors
Anyhow, we began the race with several governors: Rick Perry (Texas); Scott Walker (Wisconsin); Bobby Jindal (Louisiana); Mike Huckabee (Arkansas); George Pataki (New York); Chris Christie (New Jersey); Jim Gilmore (Virginia); and Jeb Bush (Florida). 
All of the governors—with the exception of John Kasich (Ohio)—are out of the race, which is somewhat stunning as people always expect governors to do better because running a state is sort of a microcosm of the presidency and yet, each one of these talented and powerful governors fell by the wayside. 
The Democrats had two governors of their own, Lincoln Chafee (Rhode Island); and Martin O’Malley—a person I thought had potential—(Maryland).  Unfortunately, each one of the governors failed to gain any sort of traction, their wheels spinning in the muck, with each of them leaving at one point or the other.   
The next batch of politicians were senators
The next batch of potential presidential nominees on the GOP side of the aisle is senators: Lindsey Graham (South Carolina); Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania); and Rand Paul (Kentucky) while on the Democrat side of the aisle, we had one senator who left the race, Jim Webb (Virginia) while the second, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, continues deep into the race. 
Normally, the people of the nation have mixed feelings over senators running for president because they do not have the experience of governors and yet, the GOP still has two—Marco Rubio (Florida) and Ted Cruz (Texas) in the running as well as Senator Sanders on the Democrat side. 
Whether they make it to the finish line is not clear but they could and today is going to decide a great deal as to whom is going to continue. No matter what they say, they will do, once some of them lose, there will be no more money forthcoming to their campaigns.  It is what it is, folks.   
Then, we have the ‘outsiders’
Then, we have some interesting candidates, people we consider to be on the ‘outside’ of the muck pit: Donald Trump (business mogul), Dr. Ben Carson (retired neurosurgeon), Carly Fiorina (retired businessperson), with Ted Cruz being among this contingent of potential nominees. 
While we know that Dr. Carson and Ms. Fiorina have left the race, they still participate in that they have actively given their endorsements to those still in the race as has some of the others who have dropped out along the way. 
The value of endorsements in modern times is practically nil, yet people still hand them out as pedophiles do candy to children. 
As for the Democrats, their leading contender is Hillary Clinton—Democrat establishment all the way—but Senator Sanders continues nipping at her heels, as he is OUR outsider candidate. 
We have several states going to the polls today
The states casting their votes today are: (1) Ohio; (2) Florida; (3) Illinois; (4) Missouri; and (5) North Carolina.  I also believe that one of our possessions—the Northern Marianas—cast votes today. 
Meanwhile, over the weekend, we saw Marco Rubio win Washington DC—which brands him as ‘establishment’ among his fellow Republicans—while Ted Cruz won the Wyoming contests.  The Democrats will vote in these two places later in the campaign. 
The delegate count is lopsided for the Democrats
The delegate count is somewhat tragic on the Democrat side of the aisle: Hillary Clinton has 1,231 while Senator Sanders has a paltry 576. 
The reason she currently leads him is the flipping super delegate count, which is party leaders, elected officials, and politicians. 
The super delegate system is a rigged game that throws everything behind the ‘chosen one’ on the Democrats side, which has outraged numerous Democrats such as me. 
I am unhappy that we would even have such as system because it is unfair to someone who wins as many contests or comes very close to doing so because it favors the ‘chosen one’ as I have said.  It is clear our party wants Hillary Clinton as the nominee but I fear something is going to happen to pull the damned rug out from underneath her feet and then Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will have no one but Bernie; that is, unless, President Obama sends Joe Biden into the fray at the convention…
I like Bernie
Do not take my words for something other than they are as what I am saying to you, however, because I like Bernie, I think he can do much to restore our nation to the pinnacle it once inhabited long ago in the era of liberal icons such as Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman. 
I also think that John F. Kennedy had great potential; unfortunately, Lee Harvey Oswald snuffed out his presidency before he even had a chance to begin making much-needed social change. 
On the other hand, I think his successor, Lyndon Baines Johnson, messed up much of what JFK wanted to do, leaving us with the strife we observed throughout the 1960s and into the mid-1970s.  Some politicians have ‘gifts’ while others do not and LBJ at least to me was a failure. 
Everyone who is a citizen must vote
In closing, EVERYONE who lives in a voting state must get out and vote today, make your voices heard.  We are living in a time of change, the likes of which, we have not seen in a long, long time. 
We must head out to the polling stations, get in line, and cast our ballots lest some dunces in the smoke-filled backrooms of unseen leaders make our choices for us.  We do not have to vote for every Democrat nor do we have to vote for a Republican if our hearts tell us not to do so. 
Moreover, we must select people who are capable and have the ability to right our ship of state.  We must stop the animosity, the aggravation, and the anger we experience in our everyday lives because things are not what they should be.  Thanks for listening to me today, I welcome the input of everyone. 
Thank you, see you tomorrow.         
Chef Fritz
Chef Fritz Schlependrecht
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I commenced working back in 1985 at an American Culinary Convention back in 1987 taken as a collage of sorts.  I began my culinary career at age 10 working under my father, Chef Fritz, Sr., at his German restaurant in southern California.  I moved to Bakersfield in 1982, went to work at one of the hotels, and remained there for the next 24 years prior to retiring.  Now, I spend my time writing culinary articles for various magazines enjoying the good life.  I’ve dedicated my entire lifetime to promoting the foodservice industry and in educating the young folks.
Chef Fritz writes from Pasadena, CA.

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Schlependrecht, Fritz.  “03-15-2016 T Political Topics and Essays, Part DCXCV: “Today is Yet another Super Tuesday and we look at the State of the 2016 Presidential Campaign on BOTH Sides of the Aisle so far and then look back at whence we started in the Summer of 2015” by Chef Fritz Schlependrecht.
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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 15, 2016:

The Flags of the United Nations and Libya:


A.    44 B.C.: On this date in history, a group of Roman nobles—including Marcus Junius Brutus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and Gaius Cassius Longinus—assassinated the dictator, Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in the Forum in Rome.
B.     1360: A French invasion army lands on the southeastern coast of Britain and conquers the city of Winchell.
C.    1391: An anti-Semitic monk stirs up the anger of the citizens of Seville to attack the city’s Jewish population.
D.    1493: Concluding his first visit to the New World, Christopher Columbus arrived at his homeport in Spain.
E.     1744: French King Louis XV declares war on Great Britain.
F.     1767: Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was born in Waxhaw, South Carolina.
G.    1812: On the Russian River in California, Russians build their first California settlement.
H.    1820: On this date, Maine became the 23rd state of the Union.
I.       1867: Michigan becomes the first state to put a tax on property; it does so to support a university.
J.      1892: Inventor Jesse W. Reno patents the first escalator.
K.    1907: Finland becomes the first European nation to give women the right to vote.
L.     1912: Pitcher Cy Young retires from professional baseball with 511 wins.
M.  1913: President Woodrow Wilson met with approximately 100 reporters in what became the first presidential press conference.
N.    1916: Under General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing, 10,000 American troops invade Mexico to hunt down and capture or kill Mexican bandit, Pancho Villa.
O.    1917: Nicholas II, the last Russian Czar, says that he will abdicate his throne and nominates his brother, Grand Duke Michael to succeed him.
P.     1919: Members of the American Expeditionary Force from World War I convened in Paris for a three-day meeting to found the American Legion.
Q.    1928: IL Duce, Benito Mussolini, modifies the nation’s electoral system, depriving the people of the right to choose between candidates.
R.    1934: The U.S. Information Service opens.
S.      1937: In Raleigh, North Carolina, the first state contraceptive clinic opens for business.
T.     1940: Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering says that ‘between 100-200 church bells are enough for Germany, smelt the rest.’  Elsewhere, Phil Lesh, future bassist and vocalist with the Grateful Dead is born.
U.    1943: During World War II, the final Nazi offensive on the Eastern Front begins as Axis forces move against the Russian city of Kharkov drives the Red Army temporarily out of the city.
V.    1944: During World War II, Allied bombers again raided Italy’s Monte Casino, held by the Nazis.
W.  1945: Billboard publishes its first album chart with the King Cole Trio being its ‘No. 1.’
X.    1946: British Prime Minister Clement Attlee agrees with India’s right to independence.  Meanwhile, Howard Scott, future guitarist/vocalist with the L.A. funk band, War, was born in San Pedro, California.
Y.    1947: The U.S. Navy appoints John Lee as the first black commissioned officer in the ranks.  Meanwhile, Stomu Yamashta, music composer, was born in Japan.  Finally, famed blues guitarist, Ry Cooder, was born in Louisiana.
Z.     1954: The “CBS Morning Show” premieres with Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar.
AA.                      1955: The U.S. Air Force unveils a self-guided missile.
BB.                       1956: The Lerner and Loewe musical play, “My Fair Lady,” based on Bernard Shaw’sPygmalion,” opened on Broadway.
CC.                      1957: Britain becomes the third nation to explode a nuclear bomb.
DD.                      1961: South Africa withdraws from the British Commonwealth
EE.                       1962: A chartered Flying Tiger Line airplane carrying 107 people, most of them army personnel, disappeared while on route from Guam to the Philippines.
FF.1964: Actress Elizabeth Taylor married actor Richard Burton in Montreal; it was her fifth marriage and his second.  Meanwhile, President Lyndon Baines Johnson asks Congress for a ‘war on poverty.’
GG.                     1966: Following police abuse in a traffic stop in the Watts section of Los Angeles, California, race riots erupt that would last for a period of time.
HH.                     1968: The U.S. Mint stops buying and selling gold.
II.   1970: Expo ’70, promoting “Progress, and Harmony for Mankind,” opened in Osaka, Japan.
JJ. 1975: Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis died near Paris at age 69.
KK.                     1977: “Eight is Enough” premieres on ABC-TV.
LL.                       1985: In the 10th round of their heavyweight fight, Larry Holmes scores a TKO against David Bey to win the title.  Elsewhere, the Symbolics Computer Corporation of Massachusetts registered the first Internet domain name, symbolics.com.
MM.                  1988: The NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals officially moves its franchise to Phoenix, Arizona.
NN.                      1991: Four police officers in Los Angeles, California, are officially charged for their part in the beating of erstwhile, drunken motorist, Rodney King.
OO.                     1999: Pluto again becomes the outermost planet of the Solar System.  Elsewhere, an Amtrak train slammed into a steel-filled truck at a crossing in Bourbonnais, Illinois, killing 11 people.
PP.2004: Ten days after being convicted in a stock scandal, Martha Stewart resigned from the board of Martha Stewart Living OmnimediaStewart rejoined the board in September 2011.  Elsewhere, ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to the Caribbean from African exile after winning temporary asylum in Jamaica.  Finally, a drive-by shooting in Mosul, Iraq, killed four U.S. missionaries working for the Richmond, Virginia-based Southern Baptist International Mission Board.
QQ.                     2009: A chorus of outrage on Capitol Hill greeted news that some $165 million in executive bonuses were being paid by bailed-out insurance giant American International Group.
RR.                      2010: According to the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, relations between his country and the U.S. are at their worst in 35 years.
SS. 2011: Leaders at the G8 pass the responsibility for military intervention in Libya onto the United Nations Security Council.
TT.                       2012: China’s Premier Wen Jiabao blames the Dalai Lama for ongoing self-immolations by Tibet’s monks.  Meanwhile, Venezuelan thug-dictator, Hugo Chavez, returns home from Cuba from a three-week cancer surgery recovery.
UU.                      2013: Lazarus Project scientists reveal that they successfully recovered frozen tissue from the 1970's and rejuvenated the cells of Rheobatrachus silus, a species of frog that has been extinct since 1983.
VV.                      2014: The People's Bank of China widens its trading band for the yuan against the U.S. dollar to within 2% of the determined daily midpoint, moving the currency toward market-based valuation.

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“Today is Yet another Super Tuesday and we look at the State of the 2016 Presidential Campaign on BOTH Sides of the Aisle so far and then look back at whence we started in the Summer of 2015” by Chef Fritz Schlependrecht







































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  1. We have come a long way in this campaign and this is the first election cycle where we have involved ourselves from start to where we now find ourselves. Chef Fritz breaks it all down today and does it in a delightful way and that is why we urge everyone to join us today at the AICP-END Blog, the only blog BY chefs and FOR chefs. / Posted by Chef Hector Santanamos of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, posted @ 11:36 A.M. PDT

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