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.

Day449 Monday 11/21/11

ran 5.2 miles
"After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline."

---Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) of the debt Super Committee appointed to find $1.5 trillion in debt savings over a ten-year period.

There’s tax dollars hard at work. I’m not sure how much money the members of the Superbly Challenged Committee earned while sitting in boardrooms staring at one another achieving nothing, but I’m sure it was a lot. And after all was said and done the profound quote stated above was the final collective summation of these undeserving members of Congress’ misspent toils.

That quote above is possibly the dumbest and most insulting message they could have contrived. Maybe that has been what they’ve been up to all this time…coming up with the most ridiculous thing they could think of to say to the Americans they represent. It’s like saying, “After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it is not possible to stick a square peg with one-inch sides into a circular hole with a one-inch diameter before the committee’s deadline. But thanks for the million dollars you paid us to reach this determination.”

Huffington Post published a poll today that found Congress currently has a 9% approval rating. Concluding that these were unacceptably low numbers, HuffPo took the liberty of comparing the 9% to other low approval ratings. For example, 11% of Americans approve of polygamy, 30% of Americans approve of pornography, the idea of America becoming a communist nation received 11%, banks earned 23% approval, and the BP oil spill got a 16% approval rating. The IRS had 40% approval in 2009. The Airline Industry and Lawyers have 29% in 2011. Nixon during Watergate had 23% approval. Paris Hilton has 15% approval. And finally, Hugo Chavez in 2007 matches Congress at 9% in 2011.

728.2 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day84.

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