Owners’ Expectations for Earnings Raise Small Business Optimism

Led by owners’ expectations for earnings, economic conditions and staffing, seven of the Small Business Optimism Index ‘s 10 components increased during the month. The NFIB small Business Optimism Index edged 0.5 points higher in December, to 98.9. Staffing concerns and inflation remain the most pressing issues for small business.

US Raw Steel Production Up 1.6% from Previous Week

In the week ending January 8, 2022, US raw steel production was 1,813,000 net tons at an ACUR of82.3 percent, up 1.6 percent from the previous weeks production.

Annual Inflation Rose to 7% in December

Annual inflation rose to 7% in December following a 0.5% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). A rate not seen in about 40 years. I remember-and it wasn’t pretty.

US Drill Rigs Running Up 228 from One Year Ago

There were 588 drill rigs running in the US last week, up two from the previous week, up 228 rigs from one year ago. Canadian drillers added 51 rigs last week, to 141, up 24 rigs from one year ago.

Non-US Citizen Can Now Vote in NYC

New York city has passed a bill granting local voting rights to 800,000 NON-US citizens. This is not a joke. The progressives will now allow non-citizens to vote. Is that legal? Is it the right thing to do?

Biden’s Speech in Georgia

The “he’s not my president,” Joe Biden made a speech in Georgia on Tuesday, a failed attempt to nationalize our elections and change the filibuster rules. This is all an attempt to secure power in the USA, to eliminate opposition to the Marxist ideas so dear to Democrats. These efforts will fail, at least for now, because they are not in favor with a majority of Americans. The problem is, they will not stop with this nonsense. Once they voice an idea they plow ahead until they get what they want. In our currently wishy-washy society, they may not be too far away…unless America wakes up to what is happening to our republic.

Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate

On Thursday, the Supreme Court BLOCKED the Biden administration vaccine mandates against businesses with at least 100 employees, about 80 million Americans. Health care workers at hospitals receiving federal funds are NOT exempted from this horseshit-yet.

Continuing COVID Precautions

The idiot is now buying 500 million KN95 masks (all made in China-go figure) in addition to 500 million rapid testing kits for every American (I don’t know where these were made-but I can guess). Anyway, isn’t everyone sick and tired of this nonsense? Omicron is the way out of what is left of this pandemic. Everyone will likely get it, have “cold-like” symptoms for a few days and then be done. Why the Democrats are so insistent on every American being “vaccinated” (it’s NOT a vaccine) leads me to great suspicion as I do not trust our government to do the right thing and I believe they have an ulterior motive.

Think about it: all this time and money spent in pursuit of having everyone get the shot. People are quitting their jobs to avoid the shot; people are dying from the shot or have other bad side effects. We have the highest inflation in 40 years, we have an open southern border through which 2 million unvetted, unvaccinated, untested people have broken the law to enter the USA. The idiots in Washington are flying them all over the country, mostly late at night, and force the citizens at the various destinations to use their tax money to support the illegals. China and Russia are both taking advantage of the weakness displayed by the administration and they are focused on this crap.




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.”