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.

Day247 Tuesday 05/03/11

ran 6.1 miles
Well, that’s that. Osama bin Laden is dead so we can all now move on to the pressing domestic issues that have been contorting the shape of our nation. After nearly two and a half years of spending like a compulsive gambler, using other peoples’ money and losing it, there is currently much at stake.

The budget battle has been absolutely exhausted to the point that a mere matter of days after 2011 was settled the 2012 fiscal year’s war began with no end in sight any time soon. The two different camps lay entrenched, one with an arsenal of monopoly boxes filled with fake money and the other fighting only with tooth and nail to engage America’s overwhelming debt.

Regarding ObamaCare, there is an incredible amount of money currently tied into getting our president’s health care legislation up and running. Whatever billions of dollars are spent to spark this massive project to life will be lost in the event that Barack Obama does not get reelected. Any man or woman who chooses to run against him is going to campaign on repealing ObamaCare, among many other issues, which are contrary to his ideas. And as a consolation prize, let’s assume Barack Obama does get a second term. If the House and Senate repeat what happened during the midterm elections on November 2 of last year and conservatives control not only the House but the Senate, too, it would be hard to believe that ObamaCare could advance very far. Yet all of these billions of dollars would have been squandered on an idea that lacked two legs to stand on.Link
I try to post once a week about the Health Care Compact, a possibility that does not repeal Barack Obama’s federally mandated health care, but allows states to not participate in it and to formulate their own systems based on the needs of each individual state. Here is the latest news on their progress:
  • Passed the Texas House.
  • Passed the Arizona House and Senate (vetoed by Governor Brewer).
  • Passed the Montana House and Senate (pending Governor's signature).
  • Passed the Georgia House and Senate (signed by Governor Deal).
  • Passed the Oklahoma House and Senate (pending final concurrence in the Senate).
  • Passed the Missouri House and Senate (pending Governor's signature).
  • Passed the Colorado House Health Care Committee and the House Appropriations Committee (pending consideration in the full House).
  • Passed the Tennessee House Health Subcommittee (pending in the full House Health and Senate Finance Committees).
  • Health Care Compact bills have been introduced in South Carolina and Louisiana.
  • Health Care Compact bills are in the drafting process in Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Washington.
And finally, need I even mention gas prices?

1,362.1 miles to go.


  1. Bush tax cuts caused a substantial part of the deficit. Without them, there would have been a surplus in 2007.

    I hope that if Louisiana formulates it's own healthcare system, it can lower costs. Somehow I think that the individual needs are being lost to political needs.

    Gas prices. If the economy goes up, so does gas prices. People are going to charge for gas what price they feel they can get. With exponential growth of the population comes exponential need for energy.


  2. Obama is outspending Bush by more than one trillion dollars a year on average. That's not even including the $2 trillion that will be spent from 2014 to 2023. Let's stop blaming Bush as a solution and quit spending so much presently. This is no time to put something as big as health care in the hands of the federal government.

  3. ($2 trillion projected to be spent on federal health care from 2014 to 2023)

  4. Good article -