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For Democrats, 2020 should be a lock but if we choose the wrong candidate yet again, the Republicans will steal yet another presidential election

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Democrats SHOULD win 2020; it will depend upon our candidate…
Arvin, CA 93203, 12-03-2019 Tuesday:  Friends, as a Democrat- a lifelong Democrat, mind you- you understand that the cataclysm we suffered in 2016 has scarred our souls to the point that we have placed our faith in one boneheaded situation after another in the hopes that we could somehow rectify the loss of the White House.  Each of these pipe dreams we have embraced has brought about one depressing outcome after another that every single day, it is hard to climb out of bed, eat breakfast, enjoy a cup of coffee (with a shot of brandy in it), and then to go to work and act like everything is going to be okay.  It is not ‘okay’ and the problem facing the party and me is HOW the hell do we extricate ourselves from this tar pit and begin working on winning the 2020 Election?    
When Donald Trump ‘won’ the election, we were all in shock.  We sat around our television sets telling one another that everything is going to be okay, that it’s going to work out, that somehow, as one state after another ticked into the Trump column, we were going to extricate victory from the roadhouse crapper but then…it did not materialize.  Trump was president, the frigging Republicans ‘won’ (more like ‘stole’) the election and we were locked out of power as we were in 2000. 
For those of you who are too young to recall, George W. Bush stole the election from Vice President Al Gore.  It was a painful thing to watch as the Republicans managed to steal away three solid Democratic BLUE counties in the Sunshine State.  Oh, we fought to keep them and underwent recount after recount after recount but then both the Florida Supreme Court and then the U.S. Supreme Court acted on behalf of Governor George W. Bush, Texas, and awarded him with the presidency. 
Even worse is that ‘President Bush’ somehow squeezed out reelection four years later even though a lot of electoral shenanigans were occurring all over the place.  However with GOP control of the Supreme Court and the usual crooked crap occurring at polling stations such as early closings and the usual discrimination, he was able to eke out a win over challenger, Senator John F. Kerry.
The problem in 2004 is the same as it is in 2020.  Choosing the right candidate to win what would and should be an easy victory is WHY we must make sure we choose someone who has electoral appeal and not someone so far left as to make us all look like a bowlful of nuts.  This is why Democrats continue clinging to Joe Biden, why Mike Bloomberg has become an acceptable choice, as unlike the rest of the mess, neither of them so wants to alter our country that it becomes unrecognizable to those of us who live here.
As both a Democrat and a business owner, all this talk of FREE stuff- especially to illegal aliens- is crazy talk, pure, pot smoke haze.  Sure, it might sound good to a younger generation full of unschooled misfits but to everyone over the age of 50, it is impractical and even foolish. 
I mean, why should my family and yours pay for FREE health care for illegal aliens when my family and yours cannot get free health care ourselves?  Why should we provide FREE educations, especially college-level educations to illegal aliens when ours costs an arm and a leg?  Because it ‘sounds nice?’  Are you kidding me?  Talk such as this is HOW we lose another slam-bang election.  Enough already.
Here is something I said in a post of mine from June 18, 2019.  See if you agree:
“Sadly, MY party continues deluding itself into believing we are on the ‘take back the White House train’ but we aren’t.  We are dangling by a thread.  Yes, the GOP has numerous seats in the Senate to defend but as long as our candidates continue making promises about taxing the living bejezzus out of everyone so we can give away FREE this and FREE that, the harder it’s going to be able to win as we will push normal Dems to the GOP.  It has happened before and it will happen again if we are not careful.” (Davis, 18-June-2019)
All I know is that we Democrats must find the willpower to admit to ourselves that we have failed.  We should have set the ongoing attempt to destroy Donald Trump aside after Robert Mueller III and Jerrold Nadler embarrassed us when the old coot sat before the House and shagged questions.    
When someone must ask his inquisitors for the page number and paragraph of a document that was supposed to be something that HE had written himself instead of some scribe in the back room, we should have accepted defeat then and moved on, moved on to finding the perfect candidate with which to defeat this criminal president instead of living in the past. 
Candidly, we should be able to defeat Trump, he should be as ripe for the picking as lobsters in a tank.  IF we could find the best candidate, we would be able to bet everything on his or her victory but if we find ourselves picking our own version of Judge Roy Moore then all we will experience will be another unnecessary and hence depressing defeat.  Another stinging thrashing, the likes of which, we may never be able to recover.
I know my harsh words of self-criticism will cause some junior Democrats to label me as a ‘phony’ but truth be told whenever someone my age points out the cold hard truths, the millennials begin with the name-calling and the insults, with the slander and the hate speech.  To them, I say ‘grow the f**k up and let the educated tutor YOU so you don’t make the stupid, emotional mistakes you always seem to do, the likes of which continue damaging our party.’
For Christ’s Sake, people, maybe I should run for office because someone must lead the way.  If we lose another sure-fire election victory, the entire country might implode as I don’t think our party can contend with another catastrophe. 
Tomorrow, we will take a look at my handicapping of our potential candidates that I began back in the summer.  I want to see if I was on the money or am way off mark.  We shall see.   
Roland Carl Davis
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This is a facsimile of me as a young chef back in the 1960's when I was working as a sous chef at a fine dining restaurant, the Victor Hugo, over on the coast around Newport, California.  I began my career working as a pot washer at the age of 10, move to washing dishes in 1958, became a chef's apprentice in 1961 and have been a career professional ever since.  I am still involved in professional foodservice as a consultant for food and beverage professionals.  Famed Bakersfield street artist Simone created the cartoonish figure of me, which appears to be ‘me’ but I hope I look better than how he portrayed me.  You are the judge. 
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12-03-2019 Tuesday--Political Topics and Essays, Part MMVII: “For Democrats, 2020 should be a lock but if we choose the wrong candidate yet again, the Republicans will steal yet another presidential election” by Chef Roland Carl Davis
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REFERENCES:
Davis, Roland Carl. For Democrats, 2020 should be a lock but if we choose the wrong candidate yet again, the Republicans will steal yet another presidential election.”  Political Topics and Essays, Part MMVII
FOR FURTHER READING:
Davis, Roland Carl.  18-June-2019.   I said it a year ago and will say it again: IF we don’t crack down on the crazy, i.e., FREE talk and get the young’uns back in line, the GOP will beat us handily with room to spare in November 2020.”  Political Topics and Essays, Part MDCCCXXXIX
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TODAY IN HISTORY—DECEMBER 03, 2019:






A.   741: St. Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pope Gregory III.
B.    1685: Charles II forbids Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden.
C.   1792: The trial of French King Louis XVI began on today’s date.  Eventually, sentenced on 33 charges, he went to the guillotine.
D.   1810: British forces capture Mauritius from the French, who had renamed the island nation off southeast Africa as “Ile de France.”
E.    1818: On this date, the Union admitted Illinois as the twenty-first state.
F.    1828: The American people elected Andrew Jackson the seventh president of the United States by the Electoral College.
G.   1833: Oberlin College in Ohio—the first truly coeducational school of higher learning in the United States—began holding classes.
H.   1835: The Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company issued the first fire insurance policy in Rhode Island.  
I.      1868: For the first time in U.S. history, free blacks are on a jury, in the trial of former President Jefferson Davis of the defeated the Confederate States of America.
J.     1910: At the Paris Motor Show, the neon lamp—developed by French physicist Georges Claude—went on display for the first time.
K.   1921: In the 9th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Toronto Argonauts defeat the Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0.
L.    1926: English mystery writer Agatha Christie, 36, disappeared after driving away from her home in Sunningdale, Berkshire.  She turned up 11 days later at a hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire. 
M.  1931: Alka-Seltzer appeared on store shelves for the first time.
N.   1932: In the 20th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat the Regina Rough Riders, 25-6.
O.   1941: German U-Boat U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.  Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler flies to Poltava in the Ukraine to be close to the front.
P.    1943: In Italy, the Battle of Monte Casino begins as the Allies launch attacks on German position around the mountaintop abbey.  Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, Adolf Hitler flies into Poltava, Ukraine, to meet with his generals.
Q.   1946: The United States asks the United Nations to order Generalissimo Francisco Franco out of Spain in the aftermath of World War II for his ‘friendliness’ with the Axis powers.
R.   1947: The Tennessee Williams play, “A Streetcar named Desire” opened on Broadway.
S.    1948: The world learned about the so-called “Pumpkin Papers” on this date.  The House Un-American Activities Committee announced that former Communist spy Whittaker Chambers had produced microfilm of secret documents hidden inside a pumpkin on his Maryland farm.  Meanwhile, Ozzy Osbourne, future lead vocalist with Black Sabbath[i] and as a solo artist, is born in England on this date.  
T.    1949: Future vocalist with the Elvin Bishop Group[ii], the Jefferson Starship, and Starship[iii]Mickey Thomas—is born in Cairo, Georgia, on this date.
U.   1950: Paul Harvey began his national radio broadcast on this date.  Meanwhile, Tom Fears of the Los Angeles Rams caught an NFL-record 18 passes against the Green Bay PackersTerrell Owens of the San Francisco 49ers broke the record with 20 catches against the Chicago Bears on December 17, 2000.
V.   1952: Longtime member of the Southern rock band, .38 Special[iv]- Don Barnes (vocals, guitars 1974-1987 / 1992-present)- is born in the United States on this date.
W. 1953: President Dwight D. Eisenhower criticizes Senator Joseph McCarthy for saying there ‘are communists within the Republican Party.’
X.   1964: Police arrested some 800 students at the University of California Berkeley; a day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a sit-in.
Y.   1967: Surgeons in Cape Town, South Africa, led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky, who lived 18 days.  Elsewhere, the 20th Century Limited, the famed luxury train completed its final run from New York to Chicago.
Z.    1968: The rules committee of Major League Baseball announced that in 1969 the pitcher’s mound would lower from 15 to 10 inches.  They did this so there would be more ‘batting action,’ namely more homeruns.
AA.        1973: Pioneer 10 sent back the first close-up images of Jupiter.  The first outer-planetary probe had launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 2, 1972.
BB.         1979: Eleven people lost their lives in a crush of fans at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum, where the British rock group, the Who[v] was performing.
CC.        1980: Bernadine Dohrn, wife of Bill Ayers, both friends of President Barack Obama, former leader of the communist anti-war group, the radical Weather Underground, surrendered to authorities in Chicago after more than a decade as a fugitive.
DD.        1982: Doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center removed the respirator of Barney Clark.  The retired dentist had become the world’s first recipient of a permanent artificial heart only one day prior to the event.
EE.         1983: The Secret Service installed 3-foot high concrete barriers at two White House entrances.
FF.          1984: Thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India.  Elsewhere, artificial heart recipient Willy Schroeder suffers his first stroke.
GG.       1991: Radicals in Lebanon released American Alann Steen, a hostage whom the Islamist scum held captive for nearly five years.  Meanwhile, Hulk Hogan defeats the Undertaker to win the WWF championship a record fourth time.
HH.       1992: British engineer Neil Papworth, who transmitted the greeting, “Merry Christmas,” sent the first telephone text message from his work computer at Newbury, Berkshire, to Vodaphone executive Richard Jarvis’ mobile phone.  Meanwhile, the UN Security Council unanimously approved an UN-led military mission to help starving Somalis.
II.   1993: Deadline for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza; they do not live up to it.  Elsewhere, the government of Angola and its rebel enemies agreed to a cease-fire in their 18-year war.  Finally, Britain’s Princess Diana announced she would be limiting her public appearances because she was tired of the media’s incessant intrusions into her life.
JJ. 1994: AIDS activist Elizabeth Glaser, who along with her two children became infected with HIV through a blood transfusion, died in Santa Monica, California, at age 47.  Meanwhile, rebel Serbs in Bosnia failed to keep a pledge to release hundreds of captured U.N. peacekeepers.
KK.       1997: In Ottawa, Canada, more than 120 countries were represented to sign a treaty prohibiting the use and production of anti-personnel land mines.  The United States, China, and Russia did not sign the treaty.
LL.         1999: NASA lost radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander as it entered the atmosphere of the planet, Mars.  Elsewhere, Tori Murden became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone.  It took her 81 days to reach the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands.
MM.     2001: Terrorists break into India’s Parliament in New Delhi, killing at least 12 people.
NN.        2003: U.S. forces capture Saddam Hussein outside of Tikrit.
OO.       2006: Leftist-thug dictator, Hugo Chavez, of Venezuela wins reelection.
PP.          2010: In China, the government report s that it has discovered a 2400-year-old pot of soup near the country’s ancient capital, Xi’an.
QQ.       2011: Iran refuses to return the RQ-170 Sentinel that the Iranians recovered after it crash-landed in their country; they report that they are extracting sensitive data from the American drone.  Meanwhile, in the U.S., the House of Representatives pass an extension of the payroll tax extension and a bill expediting the Keystone XL Pipeline between Canada and Texas.  
RR.        2012: Vietnam accuses China of cutting seismic survey cables from territorial waters in the South China Sea, disputed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Brunei.
SS.2014: Japan launches an explorer that will take samples and collect samples from an asteroid; the mission will take six years, which includes 18 months of scientific study on the returned samples.  Meanwhile, famed keyboardist and vocalist with the Small Faces[vi] and Faces as well as session musician and leader of his own group, Ian McLagan, died from a stroke.                                                             





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[i] We hope to offer the music of Black Sabbath sometime in the next decade.
[ii] Not sure when exactly we will present the music of Elvin Bishop along with Electric Flag and Buddy Miles.
[iii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship, Starship, and of the various bands’ members beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011.  Please look for them and enjoy.
[iv] We are not sure when we will promote the music of .38-Special but will do so when we do a big shindig for Southern rock bands.  Please stay tuned for further developments.
[v] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015.  We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey.  We know you will enjoy them.
[vi] We promoted the music of the Small Faces, Faces, and a bunch more interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  We encourage everyone to search out the music of the various bands in this collection so you can add them to your growing music collection. 






















































































































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Today’s album is Frank Zappa’s thirty-third solo album, “Make a Jazz Noise Here,” which came out on June 04, 1991 and once again, was another superb album by one of the most unique figures in the history of rock music.  As always, Mr. Zappa’s views on both music and lyricism are beyond what everyone else is doing and this album definitely is no exception.  We therefore urge you to grab a hold of the convenient link posted above and head directly to Amazon.com, buy it, and enjoy it NOW. Thanks for using our blog to buy your CDs, as we offer nothing but the best.


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The Yardbirds released their next compilation album, the five-CD box set, “Glimpses1963-1968,” on December 05, 2011.  This album featured five discs of some of the most amazing music ever.  It began with the rhythm and blues era that morphed into the pop era into the psychedelic era that led to the Led Zeppelin era.  This is one of the most comprehensive box sets ever released by any rock band as it contains more than 12 dozen tunes that will delight any longtime fan.  Please, use the link we provide you here at the blog so you can zip on over to Amazon.com and pick it up there- it’s only $231.73 brand new so Merry Christmas.

       








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