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.

Day571 Thursday 03/22/12

ran 3.3 miles
Barack Obama has an insatiable ability to blame where fault is not owed and to take credit where none is earned.  

There is some credit to give him, though.  It's like purchasing a new car.  Regardless of whether an individual is in the market for a low-cost or expensive vehicle to purchase, there are certain expectations that simply have to be met for that automobile to leave the lot.  The vehicle must test-drive well, the salesman certainly needs to speak highly of it, and the owner of the dealership needs to sell the credibility of the cars on its lot at any cost---just as a President of the United States of America must initially meet certain expectations, must be sold through media, and eventually serve the purpose of a greater interest.

But what happens when that car suddenly starts driving itself in a direction you did not sign your name for and never would have.  Then you call the salesman to express your dissatisfaction with your purchase and he attempts to convince you that you are wrong and your car is right.

This lack of rationality is exactly what is going on in the current administration right now.  I like to think I'm still sort of young and I have never followed politics to the length I have been for the past 571 days, but I have to say this political arena is an absolute circus of lies and extremely expensive propaganda and misdirection.  I'm not sure what the solutions to our problems are (it will be a long journey) but it begins with simply getting Barack Obama out of office.  

No big celebration of the second anniversary of Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation (best not to mention that for re-election purposes).  No touting of the trillions of dollars we took on in monopoly money over the last three years.  No mention of the fact that if Barack Obama spends this much in his first term keeping our nation merely afloat then the second term will be unequivocally and exponentially worse (ultimately leading to a collapse, which someone with a Harvard degree should certainly realize).  

Our president simply doesn't add up to me.  His actions leave me feeling as confused as a student in a classroom would feel if that student's teacher was at the chalkboard attempting to convince an entire class that two plus two equaled five.  The raw logic working against our president, and the left at large, is as elementary and as powerful as holding two apples in each hand and simply accepting that there are four apples.  

If you want an apple, you earn it.  If you do a good job, you get another one.  If you commit to your goals and succeed, you get three.  And that fourth apple is the satisfaction of working hard for what you earn and taking pride in what you deserve with as little help from the government as possible.  

There is no fifth apple. 

I seem to be in rant mode tonight, jumping from one thing to another.  The video I intended to show and briefly post about this evening is of our president speaking in Cushing, Oklahoma about high gas prices, everything he claims to have done to curb them, general blaming of others, and how useless it is for America to drill more. 

The initiative behind the accomplishments our president is taking credit for in the video above are products of similar projects he personally lobbied Congress to vote against.

“President Obama claiming credit for speeding up (a section of) the Keystone pipeline is like Al Gore saying he invented the Internet.  It is claiming credit where credit isn’t due.”

Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK)

"Sullivan explains the president only has the authority to block lines that run internationally. Therefore, because it doesn’t cross international borders, the so-called Cushing pipeline doesn’t require the president’s approval. In fact, as Sullivan notes, President Obama personally lobbied Congress to vote against the pipeline."  (TheBlaze)

In the video our president also mentioned that there weren't enough pipes to channel the needs of our oil supply.  Why doesn't he take one of the solar plants like Solyndra that have gone bankrupt and invest $500 million into manufacturing some more pipe instead of continuing to hastily waste money on energy we obviously don't have enough technology to fully utilize yet or possess a market to return a profit on?

The simple fact that he said no to the Keystone pipeline contradicts all of the numbers he was boasting about and all of the credit he was taking in the video above.  Approving Keystone would have turned a lot of heads in his direction giving him a nod, but it would have disappointed his base.  It would have been a huge, long-term project, emphasizing infrastructure and dependence on ourselves.  The only nonplussing factor about Keystone is an overbearing EPA, which Barack Obama has to appease at all costs.

322.6 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day206.

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