Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day201 Friday 03/18/11

AP Photo
ran 1.9 miles
  • Missouri was the twenty-fourth state to join the union on August 10, 1821, fifteen years before Arkansas and one year after Maine.
  • Population, as of 2010, is 5,988,927.
  • Senators are Roy Blunt (R) and Claire McCaskill (D).
  • Representatives are William Clay (D), Todd Akin (R), Russ Carnahan (D), Vicky Hartzler (R), Emanuel Cleaver (D), Samuel Graves (R), Billy Long (R), Jo Ann Emerson (R), and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R).
  • Missouri has ten electoral votes after losing one during the 2010 Census. Missouri is a definitive swing state with incomparable historical accuracy at voting for the ultimate winner. Since 1904, the state only got it wrong twice (Adlai Stevenson over Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 and John McCain over Barack Obama in 2008). John McCain defeated Barack Obama 49.4% to 49.3%, a margin of around 3,900 votes.
Barack Obama is taking another globe trot, this time to South America with multiple destinations, at what appears to many as an incredibly inconvenient time. This is what presidents do and it is important to maintain and increase good foreign relations, but the timing of this is yet another straw on the back of a camel with buckled knees that are begging for mercy.

The budget debate has been further extended as Obama has proved to be as useful here as he will be in Brazil. And it’s not just the budget…now that Libya has nearly successfully crushed its rebels, Obama now backs a no-fly zone. And Japan…Obama obviously can’t snap his fingers and undo the natural disasters in Japan, but to have his press secretary say “It is a crisis in Japan. It is not a crisis in the United States,” when asked whether a looming nuclear disaster warranted a postponing of Obama’s trip to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador is simply cold and completely detached.

I can’t argue that President Obama has not accomplished much in his two years. What he accomplished is up for interpretation and importance of where he devotes most of his energy is arguable, but right here and right now, our country is teetering on an economic disaster and he is doing little to lead an agreement on the government’s budget.

“Why are we doing all this when the most powerful person in these negotiations – the President – has failed to lead this debate or offer a serious proposal for spending and cuts that he would be willing to fight for?”

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D)

1,507.2 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. I'm starting to get the impression that you don't think Obama is a good president ;)