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.

Day543 Thursday 02/23/12

ran 1.4 miles
On Saturday, I’m running the 25th Annual ConocoPhillips Rodeo 10k. It’s in downtown Houston and it wraps up at Minute Maid stadium. This run draws nearly 16,000 people and along the race route are bandstands with six or seven different bands playing as the runners go by. Beyond the 16,000 race participants, tens of thousands more show up for the music, parades, and rodeo. To say that I am excited about this 10k would be an exaggerated understatement.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama suggested we utilize algae as an energy resource to lower gas prices today. Reminds me of 2008 when he suggested that if only we all kept our tires inflated and performed regular tune-ups then we could all be part of an epic solution to curbing gas prices---that, or investing hundreds of billions of tax dollars into solar companies that are going bankrupt---that, or investing in the technology that gave us the Chevy Volt, which no one seems to want to purchase, and the few that did were recalled because they caught on fire. Algae sounds promising.

In a Univision interview today Barack Obama asserted that he had another five years left. Five years of what, I’m not sure. It will either be five more years of marring this country from its own identity or five more years of being closer to holding the title for worst president in American history. Let’s face it, if this guy does not get a second term to either continue deconstructing America or to rebuild America, depending on whose side you’re on, he will far surpass Jimmy Carter as the worst occupier of the Oval Office ever.

President Obama apologized today to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the burning of a couple of Korans by U.S. soldiers. This after two U.S. troops were shot and killed during the riots that have been persisting in Afghanistan over the past three days. They are burning effigies of Barack Obama, they killed two of our troops, and our president is apologizing. Our president assured Karzai that those who were responsible for burning the Korans would be reprimanded and that he was severely apologetic. Maybe we’ll give them an extra few hundred million dollars this year on top of what we already give them just to smooth things over.

This is wrong in so many ways. One thing I would like to mention is that as this story is new and developing, one thing I keep hearing over and over is that the Korans that were burned had an abundance of handwritten notes in them expressing incendiary, violent ideas and messages. And, regardless of the content of what was written, it is a well-known fact in the Muslim world that if any word, or even a scribble, is written in a Koran, that Koran should be purified by burning it. This story is a testament of how little respect these people hold for America, how unhappy they are with our presence there, and how curious it is that a leader of America can so easily stand upright without a spine. A book being burned versus two of our troops dying for that book being burned---and our president apologizes for the book?

416.3 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day178.

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