U.S. Drill Rigs Running Rose to Highest Tally Since 2015

The number of drill rigs running in the United States rose by another 15 last week, led by Texas and Louisiana (up seven and six respectively). This marks the highest tally since September 25, 2015 when 838 rigs were in operation (last week 824).

Meanwhile Canadian drilling activity plunged by 30 rigs compared with the previous week. AMM

Caterpillar Closing Aurora, IL Plant

Caterpillar is closing its Aurora, IL machine production plant, eliminating around 800 jobs there but according to spokeswoman Lisa Miller, about 500 of the positions will be moved to the Decatur facility, which specializes in large wheel loaders and compactors, another 150 jobs will be moved to North Little Rock, Ark., where the company’s medium wheel loaders facility is located. AMM

March 2017 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business Indicates Expansion

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March and the overall economy grew for the 94th consecutive month, say the nations supply executives in the latest Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Report on Business.

The report was issued on Monday by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee:

The March PMI registered 57.2 percent, a decrease of 0.5 percentage point from February’s reading. Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 17 reported growth in March. It’s often all about attitude rather than fundamentals,” he said “the prospects of lower tax rates and reduced encumbrances from regulation are helping to drive this system.”

US Raw Steel Production Dropped

US raw steel production dropped for the third consecutive week last week as mills operated at an ACUR of 71.4 percent. In the corresponding week last year mills operated at an ACUR of 72.1 percent. Thus far this year mills have produced prox 23,000,000 tons compared to the prox 22,000,000 tons produced in the like period last year.

US Steel Imports Hit a Nearly Two Year High in March

US steel imports hit a nearly two year high in March as deliveries of both semifinished and finished product from abroad surged, according to government data…Gains were also pronounced in oil country goods which showed a 40.4 percent increase sequentially and jumped nearly fivefold year on year in March to 254,345 tons.

Also notching double digit month on month import gains were wire rod and hot rolled bar (both up 28.6 percent) as well as semifinished blooms, billets and slabs (up 33 percent).

Make America great again…

Susan Rice, Again

Here we go again…Susan Rice has been implicated in ordering the collection of Trump transition team information, possibly including the president himself. Naturally, she denies everything. Of course she also denied everything when she was found to have lied to the American people-many times-about the root of the attack in Benghazi.

Who do you think ordered her to request the information? I can’t wait until that part of the story is revealed. I believe that in their obsession to hurt President Trump, the liberals have opened a huge can of rotten worms in which they will all be found to be standing. Assholes…they deserve everything they get from this crap.

“I leaked nothing to nobody…” Susan Rice, former National Security Adviser to President Obama. We know she is a liar; she lied about Benghazi, she praised Bergdahl, the traitor, as a hero… and now this fiasco. Lies, lies, lies.


Wounded Warrior Project

I am so moved this Thursday morning to watch and listen to President Trump as he praises our wounded warriors and the work of The Wounded Warrior Project. His emotions run very deep and true as he now knows how great a responsibility he has to our women and men serving in the United States military forces. It is quite a contrast from our previous president who rarely had enough respect to salute those service men and women who were protecting him.

Devin Nunes Recuses Himself

Devin Nunes, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has been forced by the left to recuse himself from the investigation into the alleged Russian meddling into our election…just at the time the American people are beginning to get to the truth on such matters as collusion, illegal surveillance etc. Such bullshit with these people.

They are hell bent on bringing Trump down despite the good things he has already done and those things he wants to do for the American people. Whores

Launch on Syria

On Thursday President Trump, in response to an apparent sarin gas attack by Assad which killed some 80 Syrian civilian men, women and children, rained hellfire on a Syrian air base, firing 59 Tomahawk missiles which destroyed some 20 syrian planes and countless buildings. No word on Syrian deaths.

Had Obama followed through on his “red line” ultimatum some years ago, this would not have happened. I applaud the president for sending this message…to Syria, Russia, Iran, North Korea, China, ISIS and any other bad actors out there, however, I do not want to see any American military on the ground in Syria, it is a shithole like the rest of the Middle East and not worth one drop of American blood.

We do not need them; we do not need their oil. Certainly Assad needs to go. He has murdered nearly 300,000 of his own people in the past few years but there is no one there to lead if he meets his demise, as far as I know.

The Russians have sent warships into the Mediterranean to the area the destroyers which fired the Tomahawk missiles occupy. Not a good situation.

Stockholm Truck Attack

Not yet confirmed as a terrorist attack but the M O is the same as other previous terrorist attacks, some idiot in Stockholm, Sweden, stole a truck and drove it into a crowd of people, as of 2:30 EST Friday, 4 were dead 15 others injured…the driver has been arrested.

Gorsuch Confirmed

The Senate on Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch as the new Supreme Court Justice. Republicans were forced to use the “nuclear option” to overcome the unwarranted obstruction by the left. They have screwed themselves…and they deserve it.

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