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.

Day307 Saturday 07/02/11

ran 3.1 miles
No media sources on this thought. This is just my opinion, a frustrated American citizen like you. My interpretation of the stalemate on so many different issues that are throbbing like a bleeding artery in America (raising the debt ceiling or lowering the debt floor, creating jobs or not creating jobs, proving Obama’s health care plan unconstitutional or proclaiming it justified, Libya, Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, raising taxes, slashing spending, a possible national default on debt, and many other issues) is that both sides are doing nothing more than posturing, or sitting idly by and waiting to see if our current president is going to get a second term or not. Upon officially reelecting Barack Obama or swearing in a new president, it is then that drastic changes from one side or the other will fully begin to define the long-term direction of our nation. Obama will take America in one direction and Someone Else will take it 180 degrees in the opposite direction. It falls upon us to choose as an immensely collective deciding factor to opt for a hard left or a hard right at the American intersection we have all arrived at.

Shame on both sides right now, though, for letting our country arrive at this dismal point over the course of numerous decades, from both Republicans and Democrats from then and now. And shame on us, the people, for allowing these politicians to arrive at the crises we currently face.

On November 6, 2012, there will be a critical decision to be made concerning the near and distant future of America. There will be no “let’s give this person a chance and see what happens” or “maybe if we vote for him or her then this or that will change” or “perhaps she or he will meet us all in the middle”. This upcoming presidential election has no room for chance, there is no maybe this or maybe that, and there is no fence, or middle ground, to sit on.

All of these stalls and deviations from productivity in our federal government are tactics to wait out the 2012 election and to make decisions as slowly and with as little assertion as possible. After the Presidential, Senatorial, House and Gubernatorial races are all determined in November of 2012, there are going to be some brisk, abrasive, and swift decisions made regarding the future path of America, and it is going to be either one direction or the other. It is our responsibility to pick the right one.

1,169.5 miles to go.


  1. In my opinion, there should be no talk of tax increases without talk of spending reduction and there should be no talk of reduction in spending without talk of tax increases. I think that ideology is getting in the way of compromise. On one side there is the Ayn Rand philosophy and on the other end there is the Brave New World utopia philosophy. I think that the best truth lies in the middle. I think that every voter should be a swing voter, a moderate.

    On another note, the thing that was most outrageous to me about the Weiner scandal is the fact that Congress has their own health club. I'm sure that is safe from budget talks :-)

    I heard a funny break down of the word "politics" :

    "poli" comes from the Greek word for civics or citizen and a "tick" is a blood sucking parasite.


  2. I would normally favor the idea of meeting in the middle concerning our deficit. But it is so close to what will prove to be an extremely pivotal election that I don't think either side wants to compromise. There are many who would disagree with me but, in a perfect world, I would like to stall all of these big decisions as long as possible until this next election is decided. Our debt is out of control and if there is even the slightest chance, and there is, that Obama will be a one-term president, I want as little of his decision making as possible for the remainder of his term. A new president will more than likely spend their term or terms undoing the direction he has taken. On the other hand, if he is president for a second term, then America will have spoken and America will get what it asked for.