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.

Day258 Saturday 05/14/11

ran 3.4 miles
President Obama is aiming to speed up domestic oil production. If all it takes for him to pursue a course of action he completely disagrees with is for gas to go from $2 and some change to $4, increasing week by week, then what will it take for our entire economy to be put on the proper path of reconstruction. In proportion to unacceptable $4 gas prices, what Obama intends to do with health care plus what he has done with stimulus package “monopoly” money divided by how little effort he shows to slash our deficit multiplied by his lofty and unrealistic goals subtracted by two and a half years of progress, unpaid, what is happening to our economy is equivalent to encouraging $6 gas if it is only at $4.

These gas prices have a crushing gravity on our wallets, but our economy, a much larger picture, as a whole, is in peril. Gas coming back down to $3 or less, in something between a near and distant future, is a huge step in the right direction but if our economy as a whole is severely ill and refuses to seek treatment, then Obama’s step toward easing the process of obtaining drilling permits on U.S. waters serves as much purpose as a band-aid on a cut artery.

And it is important to keep in mind that one of the very last things the president of our country wants to do is to encourage drilling for oil in America. Obama has expressed his disapproval of oil as a thriving energy resource in America through both words and actions.

To paint a picture, our president is currently going against everything he worked for with his prolonged moratorium on drilling. The Horizon explosion in April of 2010 was a perfect opportunity for Obama to do what would have required a lot more time, energy, and deceit, otherwise. I, for one, find it insulting and senseless when I think of the jobs, money, production, and progress the moratorium cost compared to the fact that one year later our president is in the headlines “speeding oil production”.

1,326.5 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. Obama proposed opening new waters in the Atlantic before the BP spill. The BP spill was a national disaster that got a national response.

    Gas prices, gas prices, gas prices... I wish that the right wing had as much zeal about health care prices as they do gas prices.