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.

Day236 Friday 04/22/11

ran 0.2 miles
Still sick. I only made it to the end of the street and back again today. Here are some facts about New Hampshire and some good news about the Health Care Compact:
  • New Hampshire was the ninth state to join the union on June 21, 1788, four days before Virginia and one month after South Carolina.
  • Population, as of 2010, is 1,316,470.
  • Senators are Kelly Ayotte (R) and Jeanne Shaheen (D).
  • Representatives are Frank Guinta (R) and Charles Bass (R).
  • New Hampshire, one of the original thirteen colonies, has four electoral votes. The state has participated in all fifty-six presidential elections. Historically, the state has voted red for six out of the last ten presidential elections. Four out of the last five elections, New Hampshire voted blue. Although, surrounded by blue states, New Hampshire is considered a swing state. Barack Obama won by nine percent over McCain in 2008.
Now, onto the Health Care Compact. On Wednesday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 461 into law, allowing the state to work together with other states on health care through a legal compact and avoiding implementation of the federal health care law.

Also on Wednesday, the Texas House passed approval to join the interstate health care compact.

Senator Elbert Guillory of Louisiana and Senator Larry Grooms of South Carolina have recently introduced the Health Care Compact to their Senates.

Georgia is the first state to have its governor sign the compact and Arizona is right behind them. The way this compact works is once a state’s governor signs off on the bill, it is ready to go to Washington and upon Senate and House approval the compact becomes law. Barack Obama’s signature, or any other president’s, is not necessary for the compact to become law. In the event that enough states pursue this route, if the number is overwhelming enough, it could be a real possibility.

Oh, and one last thing. The heroes who risked their lives a decade ago by running into the World Trade Center Towers as they crumbled to the ground are being forced to get screened for the terrorist watch list as a prerequisite to receiving medical benefits for the health issues they are currently suffering at the cost of being at ground zero and risking their lives to save others. But we don’t screen welfare recipients for drug use. We do want to give bottomless amounts of taxpayer money to illegal aliens in the form of health care and education. But we don’t want to tighten our borders. Forty-seven percent of this country does not even pay income taxes, yet…I’m rambling. So, in a country that cares so little to screen for things that count so much, in what right mind is this measure necessary in comparison to all of the massive, widespread problems this country faces at such a larger scale?

1,395.6 miles to go.

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