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.

Day354 Thursday 08/18/11

ran 2.6 miles
Sorry for the late post. A storm hit us last night and knocked out electricity for the night, right up until the moment I closed my eyes to go to bed. Random lights and electronics all suddenly turned on after having waited four or five hours. Insult to injury. Here’s getting back on track.

President Obama demanded Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down from power today. Assad has been attacking and killing his own people who protest his leadership and Obama, as well as, many other countries are demanding Assad relieve himself from power and implement a democratic approach to their government. After addressing this and a few other highly critical international and domestic problems, our president promptly packed his bags for ten days at Martha’s Vineyards.

In the real world, where real people live and work and do real things, giving Assad an ultimatum to step down as Obama closes the door of his car to head out to a ten day vacation would be like you or me telling our boss how bad we think he is at his job, telling him or her that you or I could do the job better, and then putting on a pleasant smile and saying, “By the way, I’m going to go to Florida for the next week and a half. Thanks.” This approach lacks all sense of urgency and cannot be taken seriously.

On a lighter note, here are some facts about the state of Rhode Island:
  • Rhode Island was the thirteenth state to join the union on May 29, 1790, one year before Vermont and one year after North Carolina.
  • Population, as of 2010, is 1,052,567.
  • Senators are Jack Reed (D) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D).
  • Representatives are David Cicilline (D) and James Langevin (D).
  • Rhode Island has four electoral votes. Historically, the state has voted blue since 1928, except for four presidential elections (twice for Eisenhower and once for Nixon and Reagan). Obama defeated McCain by nearly 28% in 2008.
1,028.3 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. I can remember a similar situation in which the president made a trip to Latin America when tensions were rising in Libya. While the president was on a business trip, 120 tomahawk missiles were sent to Tripoli. Syria should take us seriously no matter where the president is.