June 2016 Empire State Manufacturing Survey Indicates Business Activity Expanded

Business activity expanded modestly for New York manufacturers, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York June 2016 Empire State Manufacturing Survey.

US Raw Steel Production Rose 1.1 Percent

US raw steel production rose 1.1 percent last week as mills operated at an ACUR of 76.1 percent. In the corresponding week last year mills operated at an ACUR of 73.7 percent. On the year mills have produced prox 41,500,000 tons at an ACUR of 72.3 percent, down slightly from the prox 40,795,000 tons produced in the like period last year.

Rest in Peace Senator Voinovich

I spoke with George Voinovich last week at my favorite Italian restaurant in Chagrin Falls. I had the honor of meeting the Senator on two prior occasions. The news of his passing on Sunday morning came as a shock to me after just speaking with him. He was only 79. Former US Senator, former Governor of Ohio and former Mayor of Cleveland, he was a patriot, truly cared for his constituents and loved his country. Rest in peace Senator Voinovich.

Historic Massacre in Orlando

We go from the good to the bad as 50 innocent Americans are murdered by a Muslim American who apparently declared allegiance to ISIS prior to his attack in Orlando, Florida. The FBI had questioned him twice as they had reason to believe he had radical Islamic tendencies, they knew he had visited Saudi Arabia.

This is nuts…he is Muslim, he has been reported as radical, he is investigated by the FBI (what kind of a warning do we need before we stop these idiots?) then he goes out and purchases an AR-15. Once he was under investigation, he should have been prohibited from EVER owning or purchasing a firearm in this country. How can we be so blind to the signs that warn us before these atrocious deeds are committed? Or is it the fear of offending anyone, that we do nothing…and then it’s too late.

Republicans point a finger at Obama’s failure to destroy ISIS and all Islamic extremists; Obama and Hillary call for more gun control as they continue to seek the destruction of our Second Amendment rights as Americans. What a bunch of blowhards the left are. They are ruining this country.

The Allure of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Here is the deal; immigrants come to America for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…” These are the fruits of our freedom. When you move here, you need to be American and behave like an American. You respect the American flag and the Constitution of the United States. You are proud to protect your country and the great things for which she stands.

You learn OUR language and speak OUR language, you learn OUR history, you respect your fellow citizens, and you assimilate into OUR society. Those who are here who do not do these things are NOT welcome in this great nation.

Certainly if we continue to allow people to move here freely without going through the immigration process, our freedoms and the character of our country will be lost, all the sacrifices made for naught.

Is that what true Americans want? NO! But progressive liberals do, it is their platform. They want open borders, they want illegal immigrants to have the right to vote, to allow them access to entitlements (to get more votes). They want to disarm our citizens, to stifle free speech. These ideologies are WRONG for America and it is time we take a stand to stop this nonsense. “Make America Great Again”

Clinton Conflict of Interest

What is up with the $16.5 million paid to Bill Clinton by Laureate International Universities from 2010 thru 2014? Nothing has been written about the huge payments made to Bill (go figure) to serve as “honorary chancellor” of the vast for-profit education firm, nor about the $55 million that Hillary’s State Department sent the way of groups run by Laureate founder Douglas Becker, himself a major donor to Clinton campaigns and the Clinton Foundation…hmmmm…the plot thickens but the liberal media will ignore this. Bill did relinquish his position just before Hillary began this presidential run. We don’t want any appearance of a conflict of interest now do we…


Have a great weekend…. God bless America!

Buy American made products whenever you can, it’s good for you, good for your friends and neighbors and good for our country.

If you are hiring…try to hire a veteran…. they are loyal, disciplined, hardworking…and they deserve our support.

Remember these tidbits as the election cycle grinds on:

  • Fast & Furious-Americans killed by guns supplied to the drug cartels…by the Department of Justice-Eric Holder presiding. The president was clueless. No one held accountable
  • Benghazi: Four Americans killed in an assault described as the result of a viral video. This was proved to be a false narrative. This was in fact, a planned act of terror. The president was clueless. No one even knows where he was as this went down. No one held accountable
  • “At this point, what difference does it make?” Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State
  • The IRS targeting of conservative groups and individuals. No one held accountable, Lois Lerner is on paid vacation and has refused to testify. The president was clueless. No one held accountable
  • Hillary using a private server for correspondence during her term as Secretary of State against the orders of the president. She thought “it would be more convenient…” Though the records were due when she left office, they were not submitted, subpoenas were issued, which she ignored for two years. Finally, she released 30,000 of some 60,000 alleged emails then she deleted the rest of the emails and will NOT turn over the server for investigation.