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.

Day340 Thursday 08/04/11

ran 3.3 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, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Barack Obama’s performance and 54% disapprove.
  • Only 14% believe America is generally heading in the right direction. This is a staggering disappointment. Confidence in the direction our president and Congress is leading us was 17% last week, 21% the week before, and 25% the week before that. This week’s 14% is the lowest since the week before Barack Obama won the 2008 election. Nearly three years later and we have come back full circle, minus trillions more tax dollars wasted.
  • Just 22% of Americans approve of the debt ceiling deal. Republicans and unaffiliated voters are overwhelmingly opposed while Democrats are nearly evenly divided.
  • If given the choice to keep or replace the entire Congress, 62% of voters would get rid of them all and start over. Only 15% would keep them.
  • New low: Only 6% think Congress is doing a good or excellent job.
  • Election 2012: Generic Republican 47%, Obama 42%
  • Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 39%
Hope and change. As we near three years of Obama’s presidency it is hardly even necessary to study American sentiments are to comb over daily news. Things are bad and getting worse and it can no longer be blamed on others.

Barack Obama’s fiftieth birthday brought with it an avalanche of bad news. The gains of the entire year have been compromised, epic lows comparable to Jimmy Carter are being cited, unemployment is as steady as ever, and our president is hosting a birthday campaign dinner at a rate of $36,800 per couple. Do these wealthy contributors who will be attending Obama’s birthday fundraiser read any news? Have they kept up with what his ideas are and what he is campaigning on? In what world does it makes sense to contribute $36,800 to a presidential candidate who wants to take $3,680,000 more from them in taxes? Would they give him $368,000 if he offered to take $36,800,000 from them in taxes? Where is the logic?

1,068.9 miles to go.

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