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.

Day383 Friday 09/16/11

ran 1.3 miles
I am running a 5k tomorrow morning so I didn’t run much today and I’ll be doing a short post tonight. Above is a video outlining Herman Cain’s campaign platform. I like this guy. His ideas on reforming our tax codes, or, rather abolishing them and putting something else in place that makes sense, is worth electing him for, alone. Our federal government no longer works as it is. It clinks and grinds and sputters. All of the gears and machinery in our government are enclosed in a shiny red, white and blue box that conceals how broken the inside is. The American machine, which is our federal government, needs a lot of new parts…replacement parts.

Here are some facts about the state of South Dakota:
  • South Dakota was the fortieth state to join the union on November 2, 1889, six days before Montana and on the same day as North Dakota.
  • Population, as of 2010, is 814,180.
  • Senators are Tim Johnson (D) and John Thune (R).
  • Representative of South Dakota is Kristi Noem (R).
  • South Dakota has three electoral votes. Historically, the state is reliably red. The last time South Dakota voted blue was in 1964 for Lyndon Johnson. In 2008, McCain defeated Obama 53% to 45%.
944.0 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day18.


  1. I can't believe he would compare taxes to slavery. The first personal income tax in the US was raised by Lincoln to help pay for the Civil War. From what I understand of slavery, it was an incomprehensible living hell.


  2. Perhaps the comparison is a strong one and up for way too much interpretation, but as with most things, what started as a well-intended concept by Lincoln has become a manipulative system of tax codes published in books that stand taller than the average American. Our tax system is a train wreck with plenty of room for improvement and I for one feel shackled, limited, and smothered by the monster it has become and how poorly so many of the tax dollars are so unreasonably wasted. Ideas like the Fair Tax and the simple logic Mr. Cain is talking about would be far more effective and level across the board.