Real Personal Consumption Rose Solidly in Q2
Real personal consumption rose solidly in Q2, suggested by control group sales which rose 0.7%. Retail sales rose a solid 0.4% in June, despite a huge 2.8% drop in sales at gasoline stations. Wells Fargo
Industrial Production Flat in June
Industrial production was flat in June as a droop in utilities output outweighed gains in mining and manufacturing. Despite the second consecutive monthly gain, manufacturing output remains fairly weak. Wells Fargo
US Drill Rigs Running Down Last Week
There were 958 drill rigs running in the US last week, down by six. Meanwhile, there were 117 drill rigs running in Canada, down by three from last week.
US Raw Steel Productionat ACUR 80.2%
In the week ending July 13 US raw steel production was 1,867,000 tons at an ACUR of 80.2 percent. Thus far this year mills have produced prox 52,325,000 tons compared to the prox 49,756,000 tons produced in the like period last year.
…”one had to concern oneself with the rational, not the insane-that one had to seek that which was right, because the right answer always won-that the senseless, the wrong, the monstrously unjust could not work, could not succeed, could do nothing but defeat itself.” Ayn Rand
“Go Back to Where You Came From”
Have you heard the Four Bitches of the Apocalypse this week going after the President? That old bag, Nancy Pelosi is having the House prepare a bill to condemn the President for his tweets telling these women to go back from where they came. Kudos to him. They hate our country and everything it stands for…and they are vocal about it. Those are fighting words, in my opinion and these women should be censured or better yet, thrown out of our government. The do not deserve the honor of the positions they hold.
Playboy’s Transgender Centerfold
I am certainly not ashamed to tell you I have been peeking at Playboy magazine since I was a very young boy and discovered my uncles’ copies. Since old enough, I have purchased or subscribed, and it has been for decades. The current summer issue playmate is a transgender, I could not bring myself to look at it. The entire magazine revolves around everything which is NOT heterosexual.
As a heterosexual male I found it be very disturbing. I never looked, purchased or subscribed to the magazine to read the articles, I did so to gaze at the female form in all its beauty (and then read articles and interviews). They have lost me as a subscriber. The emasculation of the American male.
The New 007
On another disturbing note, the next James Bond film, now in the works, will feature a female as 007. This is no misprint. What will her name be, Jamie?… just imagine “Bond, Jamie Bond”
James Bond was a boyhood hero of mine, like Davey Crockett, Superman and Tarzan. What role models are we presenting to our young boys who will hopefully be expected to grow into real men? I think it is disgusting. This is progressivism? Keep it …more emasculation.
As an American citizen, how do you want our country to move forward for you and your family:
SECURE BORDERS? OPEN BORDERS?
MORE GOVERNMENT? LESS GOVERNMENT?
A STRONG MILITARY? A WEAK MILITARY?
LESS TAXATION? MORE TAXATION?
LESS GOVERNMENT REGULATION? MORE GOVERNMENT REGULATION?
FAIR TRADE AGREEMENTS? QUID PRO QUO TRADE AGREEMENTS?
PROPER CARE FOR OUR VETERANS? DON’T CARE FOR OUR VETERANS?
MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION? THE SHIT WE HAVE NOW?
RESPONSIBLE HELP FOR THE POOR? THROW MONEY AT THE PROBLEM?
TEACH AMERICAN HISTORY TO OUR CHILDREN? ERASE AMERICAN HISTORY?
RESPECT OUR FLAG? DON’T GIVE A SHIT?
SAY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IN SCHOOL? WHAT IS THAT?
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….
“MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”
“KEEP AMERICAN GREAT”
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.
TEDDY ROOSEVELT ON IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA…1907
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.”</blockquote