Manufacturing Activity Expands Overall

Manufacturing activity expands overall according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia May 2022 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey. It reports manufacturing activity in the region continued to expand overall this month, according to firms responding to the survey. The current general activity index declined, while the indicators for new orders and shipments rose.

US Drill Rigs Running Up 9 From Previous Week

There were 714 drill rigs running in the US last week, up 9 rigs from the previous week, 261 more than one year ago. Meanwhile, Canadian drillers shuttered three more rigs, to 88, up 29 rigs from one year ago.

US Raw Steel Production Up From Previous Week

In the week ending 5/14/22, US raw steel production was 1,785,000 net tons at an ACUR of 81.8 percent, up 0.5 percent from the previous week.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York May 2022 Empire State Manufacturing Survey:

after growing strongly in April, business activity declined in New York State, according to firms responding to the survey. The headline general business conditions index dropped thirty-six points. New orders declined and shipments fell at the fastest pace since early in the pandemic.

Southern Border Remains Open

Our southern border remains open to all who care to enter our country; criminals, terrorists, rapists, murderers. You name it, they are pouring in with no end in sight and most definitely with a bad outcome.

The invasion going on at our southern border is criminal. The illegal aliens are polluting our society, again our moral fabric, as a nation, is being systematically destroyed, it is encouraged by the left, they pass laws to protect these people. As so eloquently put below, immigrants need to become American, to have American values, to participate in American society…


War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine continues with Russia not making much headway and the USA sending more and more in weaponry and money to aid the Ukrainian quest for liberty.


What is causing the huge crime wave that is consuming our country? Rampant progressivism, that’s what. The left does not care about crime, they want it, it destroys the moral fabric of our country. From the Judicial branch of government releasing known violent criminals back on the streets to the government itself, always blaming the gun and not the lack of mental capacity of the perpetrator, (is it not ironic that these shootings take place in Democratic controlled cities where the guns laws are the most stringent?) making laws which legalize theft, as in the “smash and grabs,” in Democratic controlled cities, towns and villages. This is insanity and we have allowed it to happen.

Venezuelan Oil

Now, the idiot in Washington wants to purchase oil from the dictator Maduro in Venezuela. Is this not counter-productive? We have enough oil and gas underfoot to supply much of the worlds needs, if not, at least our own. Additionally, Venezuelan oil is very dirty…it ain’t Texan or Alaskan, the envy of the world.


As usual with self-fulfilling prophecies, the geniuses on the news are predicting recession. Now you can count on it, although, if you have been around awhile, you already knew the train is headed our way.

Disinformation Governance Board

Quick as she came, the Mary Poppins of Disinformation unfurled her umbrella and floated away to her next job, nannying another nation of children who had the wrong ideas. Nina Jankowicz, age 33, was supposed to lead the Department of Homeland Security’s new Disinformation Governance Board.” WSJ

Only three weeks after announcing a plan to censor their political opponents, the Biden administration has “paused” this scam of a board. Plenty of push-back from citizens and both sides of the political aisle caused this to happen. After all, we are not a third world country-yet.




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.”