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.

Day229 Friday 04/15/11

ran 3.6 miles
I’m driving to Baton Rouge with a friend tomorrow to see “Atlas Shrugged”, based on the novel by Ayn Rand. I had read the novel years ago and it has been on my “top three” list since. I highly recommend seeing this movie because it deals with many of the political issues America is dealing with presently, even though the book was written fifty years ago. The parallels between fiction and reality are stunning.

In the spirit of Ayn Rand and “Atlas Shrugged”, the video above gave me goose bumps when I saw it. Rand Paul, in Washington D.C., actually cited one of Ayn Rand’s other novels, “Anthem”, to convey his message on the direction America is taking in not utilizing its own natural resources.

I, for one, appreciate any form of art or philosophy or metaphor that is exhibited in our Congress to deliver the message that our accepted state of politics, the loopholes, closed doors and deceit that define our politics, at least sometimes needs to step away from its curious routine of doing whatever it is they do, which so few of us understand.

In closing, here are some stats and facts about Nevada:
  • Nevada was the thirty-sixth state to join the union on October 31, 1864, three years before Nebraska and one year after West Virginia.
  • Population, as of 2010, is 2,700,551.
  • Senators are John Ensign (R) and Harry Reid (D).
  • Representatives are Shelley Berkley (D), Dean Heller (R) and Joe Heck (R).
  • Nevada was one of only two states to join the Union during the Civil War. The state has had only three electoral votes from 1864 until 1980. Nevada’s population has more than tripled since 1980. The state has voted red for the majority of presidential elections since the late 1960s, excluding the Clinton years and Obama. Barack Obama defeated McCain by a margin of 55% to 43% in 2008.
1,412.5 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. Natural resources is a pretty nice term for fossil fuels. We need to focus on leaving the earth like we found it.