“Present Situation and Expectations” Indices Declined

“Present Situation and Expectations” indices declined and The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index fell in May, to 102.3 from 103.7 in April.

The US economy added 339,000 jobs in May, greater than the 190,000 jobs forecast.

Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey Reports Manufacturing Activity Remained Relatively Flat

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey results and reports manufacturing activity remained relatively flat, according to executives responding to the survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell slightly. Other measures of manufacturing activity also showed declines in May.
Perceptions of broader business conditions continued to worsen in May.

Economic Activity in the Manufacturing Sector Contracted in May

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its May 2023 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business and reports economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in May for the seventh consecutive month, following a 28-month period of growth.

US Raw Steel Production Up from Previous Week

In the week ending May 27, 2023, US raw steel production was 1,737,000 net tons at an ACUR of 77.2 percent, up 0.5 percent from the previous week ending May 20, 2023.

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We hear Al Gore and all the other “climate alarmists” pontificate on “global warming is caused by CO2, released by industrialization, gas powered vehicles and farm animals (not all animals, just farm animals)

The reality is that CO2 is actually good for the planet in all sorts of ways, especially when it comes to solving food shortages, says Dr. Craig Idso, Chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.”

Over the past five decades, literally thousands of laboratory and field-based studies have been conducted to examine growth-related responses of plants at higher levels of atmospheric CO2,” Idso writes. “These CO2 enrichment studies, as they are called, are near unanimous in what they have found-increased levels of CO2 significantly enhance plant photosynthesis and stimulate growth.”

In short, just a tiny rise in CO2 results in massive increases in crop yields. So much for the CO2 induced famine argument.

As for EVs, the drive to obtain lithium, which is critical for EV batteries, is destroying the environment at an alarming rate. Lithium mining is destroying fertile land, depleting water tables, poisoning the surrounding areas, killing wildlife, actually increasing CO2 levels, and causing other environmental damage.

The record is clear that the world has been warming since about the year 1700, 150 years before we were using oil as fuel,” says Patrick Moore, one of the original founders of Greenpeace, the entire CO2 narrative is based on lies and half-truths, especially with regard to its purported causation of global warming.”

1700 was the peak of the Little Ice Age, which was very cold and caused crop failures and starvation. Before that, around 1000AD was the Medieval Warm Period when it was warmer than today, and the sea level was 1-2 meters higher than today.”

The US Senate voted to overturn President Biden’s student loan cancellation plan on June 1, rebuking his efforts to bypass Congress and cancel the debt of certain student loan recipients. Several Democrats voted with Republicans to push this over the line. Of course, the idiot in the Oval Office will veto it, but I believe it is still a dead item, which will save billions of taxpayer dollars. A blatant and rude attempt to buy votes, and it worked.

I think it is time for “Heterosexual Pride” month to become an annual month to celebrate. There are several billion people on planet earth. They did not get here by being gay or trans or whatever other gender these freaks may claim to be.




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.

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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.”