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.

Day289 Tuesday 06/14/11

ran 1.8 miles
Some stats and polls from Rasmussen Reports:
  • Barack Obama’s presidential index rating shows that 22% of American voters strongly approve of his performance while 40% strongly disapprove, giving Obama a presidential index rating of –18.
  • Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Barack Obama’s performance and 54% disapprove.
  • Only 26% of Americans think we should continue U.S. military action in Libya.
  • A growing percentage, currently 54%, of American voters favor repeal of Obama’s health care law, and 46% think repeal is likely.
  • Generic Republican candidate 46%, Obama 44%.
  • Only 49% think U.S. should still belong to NATO.
  • Only 28% of Americans say U.S. is headed in right direction.
Some random events of the day:
  • The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today in favor of Governor Walker’s collective bargaining law.
  • Barack Obama shrugged and chuckled as he confessed that there were not as many shovel-ready jobs that were actually shovel-ready after spending nearly one trillion dollars on poor decisions in the collective form of a stimulus package.
  • Boehner leveled an ultimatum on Obama today informing him that unless he gets authorization from Congress regarding his actions in Libya, he will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution. This resolution demands approval by Congress within ninety days of a military operation or an automatic withdrawal.
  • Speaking of ultimatums, while Obama is demanding outrageous concessions on the part of Israel, perhaps Netanyahu should demand America revert back to pre-1959 borders, before Hawaii had joined the union and became the American state Barack Obama was born in mere years later.
1,226.0 miles to go.


  1. Those are some very interesting numbers!
    At least part of the country seems to be waking up! :-)

  2. The $862 billion includes $236 billion in tax cuts:

    Individual Tax Credits
    First-Time Homebuyers. Transportation Subsidy. Education benefits. Earned Income Tax Credits.

    Making Work Pay
    $400 tax credit for working individuals; $800 for working married couples

    Tax Incentives For Businesses
    The Work Opportunity Tax Credit added unemployed veterans and 16-to-24 year olds to the list of new hires that businesses could claim. The Net Operating Loss Carryback allows small businesses to offset losses by receiving refunds on taxes paid up to five years ago.

    Energy Incentives
    Tax credits for energy efficient improvements to residences. Tax credits for alternative energy equipment. Electric Vehicles Tax Credit

    Assistance with Continuation of Health Coverage

    Manufacturing & Economic Recovery, Infrastructure Refinancing, Other
    Tax-exempt bonds to expand industrial development. Bonds for investment in Infrastructure, job training, and education in high unemployment areas. Increased available New Market credits

  3. The stimulus package includes $275 Billion in contracts, grants and loans:

    State Fiscal Stabilization Fund. Student Aid. Training and Employment Services. Aid for the Disadvantaged. Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

    Highway Infrastructure. High-Speed Rail Corridors. Grants for Railroads and Airports

    Energy / Environment
    Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Program. Defense Environmental Clean-up. Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Program. Water and Related Resources Superfund Program

    Broadband. Federal Building Fund. Highway Construction. Rural Water and Waste Disposal Account

    Grants to States for Low-Income Housing. Public and Indian Housing. Rental Assistance Programs. Homelessness Prevention Programs. Homeowners Assistance Fund

    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Indian Health Service. Food & Nutrition Service. National Institutes of Health

    R&D / Science
    Fossil Energy R&D. National Science Foundation. National Institutes of Health

    Other Programs
    Administrative and Operational Costs for Recovery Programs. Offices of the Inspectors General Recovery Administration Costs

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Health Resources and Services. Veterans Health Administration. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Indian Health Services. Food and Nutrition Services. Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

    Job Training / Unemployment
    Community Service Employment for Older Americans. Training and Employment Services. Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers.

    Public Safety
    Wild land Fire Management. FEMA Firefighter Assistance Grants and Emergency Food and Shelter. Violence Against Women Programs. Customs and Border Protection

  4. Finally the stimulus includes $224 billion in entitlements:

    Medicaid Grants To States

    Unemployment Insurance Programs

    Family Services
    Foster Care and Adoption Assistance; Child Support; Food Stamp Program; Assistance for Needy Families

    Economic Recovery Payments
    One-time $250 payments to Social Security beneficiaries; Railroad Board payments; Veterans payments

    Agricultural Disaster Relief Fund
    Assistance for farm revenue losses due to natural disasters


  5. "Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe." Thomas Jefferson


  6. I'm not following where you are going with itemizing all of Obama's stimulus package failures. I was fine with blanketing the stimulus package as a general failure, but you are defining the many different segments of failure, and then you wrap it up with "Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe", Thomas Jefferson...?

    I don't follow. You can list all of the 2+2=5 facts you want, but they all only add up to the failure of everything Barack Obama has done in merely 2 and 1/2 years of being president. And, at this point, his policies and actions are so disapproved of I find it extremely hard to believe that he even has the audacity or hope to run for a second term.

    You and I, J, see the world through two very different lenses. Your's may be striped with various colors and mine may be polka dotted with different hues, neither is better or worse than the other, but they are certainly different.

  7. The US is the greatest experiment the world has known. Your blog has caused me to reflect on, and further refine my own opinions. May politics always be up for debate.


  8. Clarification: the itemized numbers reflect the amounts that have been paid out so far, which is less than the total allocated and is yet to be paid out.