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.

Day331 Tuesday 07/26/11

ran 2.1 miles
Just a couple of things tonight.

One short and sweet, predictable event of the day was Press Secretary Jay Carney squirming and dodging reporters’ questions for nine minutes until finally stating out of frustration what we already know.

Question (paraphrased and restated by the press over and over): What is President Obama’s plan for the debt ceiling and why haven’t we seen it?

Answer (after nine minutes of heated scrutiny): The president won’t talk about his plan because he wants to avoid it becoming “politically charged” before he can reach a compromise.

In other words, just like when Nancy Pelosi said, “Let’s pass this bill and then see what’s in it,” (referring to the health care bill) we have to pass this first before we find out what’s in it.


In a separate story, and this is awesome, right out of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”, an Alabama businessman, exhausted with restrictions from the federal government to block American jobs, throws up his arms and says “I’m just quitting”.

During a public hearing, Alabama businessman Ronnie Bryant listened to a multitude of locals exclaim concerns to federal officials about businesses polluting drinking water and causing cancer.

After two hours, Bryant, a coalmine owner from Jasper, had his fill and took a turn at the microphone.

“Nearly every day without fail…men stream to these [mining] operations looking for work in Walker County. They can’t pay their mortgage. They can’t pay their car note. They can’t feed their families. They don’t have health insurance. And as I stand here today, I just…you know…what’s the use? I got a permit to open up an underground coal mine that would employ probably 125 people. They’d be paid wages from $50,000 to $150,000 a year. We would consume probably $50 million to $60 million in consumables a year, putting more men to work. And my only idea today is to go home. What’s the use? I see these guys—I see them with tears in their eyes—looking for work. And if there’s so much opposition to these guys making a living, I feel like there’s no need in me putting out the effort to provide work for them. So…basically what I’ve decided is not to open the mine. I’m just quitting. Thank you.” contacted Bryant and he remains determined in his assessment that it is not worth the time, money, or regulatory trouble to open up a new mine, even one in a remote area with less of an impact on the environment.

1,097.6 miles to go.

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