Small Business Optimism Index Rose 0.6 Points, Remaining Close to its Cycle High
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index rose 0.6 points, remaining close to its cycle high. Most key components rose, including capital spending and hiring plans.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) Rose 0.4 Percent in October
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, after being unchanged in September, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Wednesday. Over the last twelve months, the all items index increased 1.8 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The energy index increased 2.7 percent in October after recent monthly declines and accounted for more than half of the increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index.
US Drill Rigs Running Down 5 From Prior Count
There were 817 drill rigs running in the US last week, down 5 rigs from the prior count and down 264 rigs from the like period last year. Canadian drillers retreated by two rigs from the prior count, to 140 which is down 56 rigs from the like period last year.
US Raw Steel Production at ACUR 80.5%
In the week ending November 9, 2019 US raw steel production was 1,862,000 net tons at an ACUR of 80.5 percent. Thus far this year mills have produced prox 83,461,000 net tons compared to the prox 81,484,000 net tons produced in the like period last year.
On Sunday November 10, 2019 we celebrated the 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
Semper Fidelis Marines. Thank you for your patriotism, your absolute courage and your unbending bravery.
On Monday November 11, 2019 we celebrate Veterans Day.
Thank a veteran of any branch of our great military for their service to God and country. As a country we owe all Veterans a huge debt of gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis in our lives. Some, unfortunately, take freedom for granted, but freedom is NOT free. It is preserved by the blood and sacrifices of our warrior veterans.
More idiocy from a liberal court:
A Connecticut court has ruled that families who were victims of the terrible shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, can sue the weapon manufacturer, in this case, Remington Arms. This ruling lacks common sense and simple justice. Answer this question: who gets sued when an individual driving any automobile for causing death or injury? The automaker? Of course not.
The object does not commit the crime, the driver does. Same as at the school, the gun did not commit the crime, the shooter did. What is worse is that the Supreme Court has left this ruling in place. How is that even possible?? I suspect there will be an appeal, which, in my view, should be upheld.
Wednesday…I am listening to some of the “hearsay” testimony in this charade of an impeachment inquiry. The whole thing is an insult to the intelligence of the American people. The two star witnesses were asked if they had proof of ANY crime committed by the president which were impeachable offenses, Rep. Ratcliffe said “anyone? Speak up!…DEAD SILENCE. Then, this clown Taylor says, “We are not here to to provide facts for impeachment” (something to that effect, it is not an exact quote) …Well, what were they there for??
It is a joke and we are paying for this grand scheme to reverse the results of an election which these creeps still cannot admit they lost. I am livid about this. There is ZERO proof of any crime. It really is an attempted coup. Like the Russia hoax and Mueller Report it too will fail. It is all bullshit. The democrats have done NOTHING for the American people in the past three years (actually, much longer than that.)
Again, these attacks are aimed at YOU, the American citizen, Trump is the temporary object of their scorn. He will be gone from office in 5 years but the democrat hatred for the American people will still exist, because WE will still exist. The type of government they want to impose on you is NOT good for America. It is destructive, insidious, un-patriotic. We the People of the United States of America must stand strong against this scheme for, given the chance, it will destroy everything we hold dear as a people, as independent thinkers, doers, innovators.
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