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.

Day430 Wednesday 11/02/11

ran 3.2 miles
It was on this day one year ago that Americans cast their votes during the midterm elections to claim sixty Republican House seats, six Republican Senate seats, and seven Republican governorships. Obama deemed this defeat a “shellacking”. I think he could have used a more severe term.

Ultimately, this shellacking represented a national rejection of his first two years, in which he had a Democratic majority in the House and Senate, when he could have passed more efficient and productive legislation. Instead, he signed Obamacare and divvied up a stimulus package the size of which our minds are not even capable of comprehending without illustrations of football fields with pallets of hundred dollar bills stacked up against skyscrapers. Now, he wants a jobs bill, which is another stimulus package. The only plus is that it will not amount to quite as many skyscraper-sized football fields of money stacked on pallets. It is not as much money, but our president will probably not be allocating as many billions of tax-dollars to solar companies that go belly-up as hundreds of people lose their jobs and the few guys left at the top walk away with golden parachutes paid for by the tax-payers.

Barack Obama has outspent Bush, who he had so harshly criticized during his campaign and constantly blames for so many of our problems, in two and one-half years. Bush had eight years.

If you want people to follow you, you must lead by example. There are a lot of people in this country who balance their budgets despite how irresponsible our president and our congress have been. We do not have credit cards that allow us to purchase things that future generations pay for. The federal government seems to believe they do have one of these elusive credit cards. There are few other scenarios in a practical world in which a person, a business, or a government can spend to this extent, devaluing their own dollars at a rate that so far exceeds logic and progress, as that which is occurring in America right now.

We had momentum in 2010 and an important message was sent to Washington D.C. Stronger momentum is necessary to continue that message in 2012.

789.4 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day65.

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