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.

Day523 Friday 02/03/12

1,600 miles!!!

ran 3.7 miles
Today was a big mile marker and just a few days ago I finished the seventeenth month of running against Obama. It’s still hard many evenings, running and getting caught up in all of this news on a daily basis, but I feel it is important. There is a questionable sense of navigation steering our American ship and it is often difficult not to question the validity of our nation’s compass.

Now that Barack Obama’s presidential term is culminating we can only review what has happened in what will soon be the past four years and attempt to filter his actions into a more concentrated conclusion.

In 2008, we were already $9-plus trillion in debt, Barack Obama was running for president, blaming George Bush for every problem we had, and even claiming that it was unpatriotic for Bush to raise the debt ceiling, further increasing our national debt---an action Obama would go on to outperform. America was in an official recession and our president decided to sign sweeping legislation to reform health care, which would cost hundreds of billions of nonexistent tax dollars. He signed a stimulus package teetering on one trillion dollars that went on to reveal its greatest accomplishments in the form of bonuses for bankers and bankrupted alternative energy corporations. Then the mid-term elections arrived. Americans spoke up by firing many of the Democrats who voted for Obama’s ideas. The House of Representatives acquired an eclipsing majority and nearly claimed the Senate. From that point forward, Barack Obama increased his executive orders, deflected all blame onto his Congress, and, coincidentally, Occupy Wall Street emerged. As an aside, here is why I think OWS was a completely orchestrated, well-organized plot to stir class warfare in America. If nothing else, America is original. We are pioneers of social and political movements. OWS showed up to the international protest party way too late. But, on the other hand, the Tea Party was responsibly and effectively creating real change before the Arab Spring or the unoriginal, uninspiring Occupy Wall Street group showed up. Our president currently blames Congress for all of our problems and his reason is because they refuse to cooperate with his vision. But the members of Congress he is referring to were put into office by Americans from numerous different states that wanted to put the brakes on his motives. They are simply performing their job description as assigned by the people of America who voted for them.

So here we are. It’s a full-blown battle of money and mudslinging to win the votes of hundreds of millions of Americans. Our electoral process is unscrupulous and seems to deviate from everything that would normally define logic, but it is what it is.

When November arrives this year and you cast your vote, remember that everything Barack Obama has achieved, whether he has made your life better or worse, has been on the backs of unborn Americans in the form of national debt that shows no signs of decreasing any time soon.

479.8 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day158.

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