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.

Day271 Friday 05/27/11

ran 3.1 miles
Today was yet another eventful day in the news. Barack Obama is still touring Europe. Not only is he pledging to rebuild everything lost to cyclones in Joplin and numerous other devastated cities, but he is doing it as wholeheartedly as any man can who is stuck in elite hotel suites across the European landscape. Today I heard he actually signed legislation to continue the Patriot Act from France using an “Autopen Machine” here in America. Seriously, it’s a rectangular little gadget with tiny gears and pulleys and torques and twists, holding a fancy little White House pen at the end, which allows Barack Obama to sign any legislation he wants from anywhere he wants without having to endure the burdensome dignity of actually being present for such unimportant issues.

Palin, Giuliana, and Perry were all over the news today. It looks like Sarah Palin is officially in, while Giuliani and Perry are being tested and weighed in polls regardless of whether they intend to run or not.

Back to our current president, some of the actions he makes each and every week, that would be unacceptable and ridiculous for any other president to do without receiving full scrutiny from a seething mob of media, make me wonder what is so special about Obama and why do we have to be so nice and accepting of his actions. Is our president some sort of special man that requires some sort of special needs or attention that no president before him was special enough to receive?

I would have loved to see George Bush try to sign the Patriot Act with a little robotic arm holding a fancy little pen somewhere in the White House while he was riding horseback somewhere in Texas explaining to Congress how he had somehow overlooked that the bill had to be signed by this one specific final day and had regretted that he could not be there to sign it personally. Instead, stick the stack of papers under that fancy little signing machine we have. That way, since no one will call me out on it because I am “special”, I have the ability to keep the Patriot Act renewed and if anything bad comes from it I can always say that I didn’t actually sign it; a tiny little robotic arm forged my signature.

Now I’m just rambling and letting frustration get the best of me. Let’s end this post on a pleasant note…

…maybe try back tomorrow.

1,288.3 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. Is it sad that satire and cartoons are some of the best ways to communicate political issues... This came out from The Onion shortly after the 2008 election. I think you'll get a kick out of it if you haven't already. God bless The Onion!