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.

Day237 Saturday 04/23/11

ran 0.2 miles
Gasoline prices have nearly doubled since Barack Obama took office. While it is convenient to blame Obama entirely for this staggering inflation, it is not entirely his fault. There are many factors involved; you have to give him that as a cushion. But, this is happening under his administration and that alone admits reason to question him and his actions.

For one thing, it is common knowledge that Obama does not frown upon outrageous gas prices because in his mind it encourages Americans to re-examine their carbon footprints and to drive less or to purchase more economical cars. However, given the circumstances of his awful polling numbers and his steadily growing unpopularity, he is going through the actions, like presidents in the past have during times of high gas prices, of investigating any abuses in the oil companies that might be making these prices so high. It is a transparent farce.

When President Obama took office a gallon of regular gas was approximately $1.79. Today the national average is $3.86 a gallon, and it will more than likely continue to rise even more before it subsides.

Obama continues to insist that the long-term drive to develop alternatives to fossil fuels is imperative. At a time like this, in an economy like this, in a country like this, which is atrophying at every ligament and joint from the weight of its burdens, this is yet another unrealistic Obama solution that has nothing to do with the present reality we are all breathing air in right now.

Obama has given a costly stimulus package, which had no real impact, and he and his counterparts excuse for its lack of results was that it was not enough. What exactly is enough? It’s never enough, that excuse is the only weak argument to be made for wasting such an exorbitant amount of money. ObamaCare is another example of introducing something absurdly expensive to a struggling economy and a nation of voters, half of which who do not and never did want it, in the name of the future. And then we come to alternative energy sources and the potential end of drilling. This is simply not the time to say or legislate such counterproductive ideas to the crises we are facing right now.

1,395.4 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. China leads the world in renewable energy investment. I guess we can continue to use fossil fuel until China makes solar panels more efficient. Then we can buy solar panels from them.