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.

Day284 Thursday 06/09/11

New Chet's Restaurant (The Blade/Lori King)
ran 3.8 miles
One week after Barack Obama was in Ohio speaking at a Chrysler plant, distorting truths about the success of the auto bailout, a local restaurant in the area, “New Chet’s”, which Obama made reference to in his speech, and a kitchen plant workers would often visit during their lunch break, has officially gone out of business after seventy years of serving the area.

“New Chet’s Restaurant” had been hit hard by the economy. Lunch deliveries to the Chrysler Group LLC’s Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio had been cut back to a third of what it used to be for a long time. Obama visited the plant on Friday and told the workers that without them, who would eat at Chet’s or patronize other local businesses?

What he said more precisely to hundreds of workers in Chrysler’s Wrangler plant was, “And this plant indirectly supports hundreds of other jobs right here in Toledo. After all, without you, who‘d eat at Chet’s or Inky‘s or Rudy’s?”

I don’t know about “Inky’s” or “Rudy’s”, but our president’s message of hope for one certain eatery in Toledo, Ohio was a dollar short and a day late.

This story is very small and isolated; no way to define an entire nation, but it is a sign of the times. It is also a slap in the face to Barack Obama, whose credibility is fizzling out more and more each day as we move closer to November 6, 2012. He is rightfully being scrutinized more critically as a questionable voice for dangerously high risks.

Our president loves pointing out Main Street, America examples of people who are struggling that he wants to help. Nearly every speech he reads breaks off into an aside of Mary, the waitress in Tulsa, or Jim, the electrician in Pensacola. “Chet’s” is a far more realistic and disappointing example of Barack Obama’s Main Street, America.

1,238.8 miles to go.

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