Business Activity Grew Modestly in NY State in April

Business activity grew modestly in New York State in the month of April, reports The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index rose 6 points, indicating growth picked up somewhat but remained fairly subdued. New orders rose slightly, and shipments continued to grow modestly.

Total Production Ticked Down in March

The US industrial sector continues to struggle. Total production ticked down 0.1% in March, missing expectations that production would at least hold steady amid tentative signs that the global growth environment is stabilizing after slowing this past year.

The motor vehicles industry has been a particularly soft spot. Production fell 2.5% in March and is down 4.5% over the past year. Mining activity has also softened in recent months following the drop in oil prices late in 2018. Production fell 0.8% in March and has not increased since December. Wells Fargo

Notre Dame Cathedral Went Up in Flames

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France went up in flames Monday. We do not yet know how extensive the damage will be or the cause, but the artifact was undergoing a major restoration and many things of value had previously been removed for that project. The Cathedral is 850 years old, built in 1260 A.D. I understand it had caught fire several times through the ages.

Tiger Woods Takes Fifth Green Jacket

Tiger Woods won his fifth green jacket at the Masters golf tournament last Sunday. It was his first major win in eleven years, and he did it in fine fashion.

The Mueller Report

For two years we have been hearing “wait for the Mueller report.” It was not good enough for the Democrats when it was released. For months the left had been lauding AG Barr, now he is a shill for the president. What a bunch of losers. They are so invested in the bullshit they have been feeding the American people for two years that they can’t let go. So sad for our country.

Just listening to AG Barr speaking prior to release of the report and he states there is NO evidence of collusion between Trump or anyone in his campaign, and there is NO evidence of obstruction by Trump or anyone in his campaign. What are they going to do now? They have been lying to the American people with impunity. Hopefully further investigation into how all this crap got started will indict the real culprits of collusion and obstruction. They should all go to jail.

Have a Happy Easter and a Good Passover

Infrastructure X (Keystone & Dakota pipelines) Regulation Reform XX 1 in 2 out
Individual Tax Reform XX Entitlement Reform
Business Tax Reform XX Education Reform X
Healthcare Reform Veterans Administration Reform X
Rebuild our Military X Trade Reform X
Secure our Borders (The Wall) XX Lead the world from the front XX
Help for the poor XX Drain the swamp X as we speak
Peace through unmatchable strength Support Israel X
Destroy ISIS XX Extreme Vetting XX
Conservative Supreme Court nominees XX American Jobs XX

I will track these campaign promises and will check them off as each is accomplished adding those I have missed as they become apparent. This is quite an agenda and will be difficult to achieve all in one term, but I believe the American people are behind him and know these things need to be done. Now, if he can get our legislators to support him instead of fighting him….


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.

By the way, if you wish to comment on my rants or offer any other insights you may have, you are encouraged to email me.


In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag…We have room for but one language here and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”