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.

Day362 Friday 08/26/11

ran 2.2 miles
I stumbled across an informative article from Big Government, written by Jeannie DeAngelis. “When Obama Loses America Wins” is the name of the article and the content is exactly what the title implies. It is still one of the great mysteries of the universe, for me, anyway, how so many people continue to passionately support the current president of the United States of America after so little hope and change has materialized in the massive wake of spending our country into oblivion. And he’s not done, yet. After almost three years with Obama, imagine a second term with this guy, in which his ideas and actions are not limited by his chances of being reelected. If he makes that second term, that’s it. He would have nothing to lose as he persevered on this destructive path. As an aside, I think liberal ideas have every much of a right to exist as conservative or any other ideas. But this president is failing at an extremely overpriced rate. I’d like to see the Democrats put someone else up to run against him.

Back to the article, here are some quotes:

“According to Barack Obama, if things in America are ‘worse instead of better,’ it’s not because of poor presidential leadership, lack of economic direction, out-of-control spending, class warfare, expanding entitlement programs, or regulations gone awry. Without mentioning them by name, Obama intimated that the situation in Washington DC is the result of rabid Republicans driven by a rowdy band of Tea Party activists who refuse to tax and spend the country into oblivion.”

“Earth to Obama – America already sent a message to Congress; we sent them there to do what they’re doing, attempting to stop you. You’re the one not getting the message.”

“…In a typical attempt to further portray political opposition as the sole obstacle to economic success, President Barack Obama, ever deficient in personal self-awareness, once again projected his own intentions onto the other side: ‘There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.’”

1,007.2 miles to go.


  1. The president doesn't control mandatory spending on medicare, social security, income support, food stamps and medicaid. This kind of spending automatically increases during a recession. If you don't take into account mandatory and defense spending, what reckless spending has Obama been responsible for?


  2. He is projected to outspend Bush's eight years in half the time. While he does have more to repair on his work-table than Bush did, he has spent a lot of money and very little is getting better. He wants to spend more. His plan is one that requires far too much faith. I am not interested in closing my eyes and hoping for the best with this guy. I would be more than happy to close my eyes and fall backwards into the arms of free enterprise and the private sector, trusting they'd be there to catch me, but not the government. Especially a federal government with this man in charge. "This kind of spending", as you phrased it, is unprecedented and out of control. If this kind of spending is an "automatic increase" for this sort of circumstance can we expect that another term under Obama will double what he spent this year? When does it stop? The federal government needs to unleash the private sector and stop encouraging people to rely so heavily upon my and your tax dollars.

  3. It does seem like the social programs (which I think need to exist) aren't as lean and mean as they need to be. I'd hate for someone to ask me to pay more for something without fixing the waste first.