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.

Day666 Monday 06/25/12

ran 3.3 miles
"Fashionable right now for people to be cynical?"

What was it in 2008 when Barack Obama got elected? That was fashionable. That was a fad that sold a lot of t-shirts, books, hope, and change---none of which are problem solving commodities or actions.

Cynicism in America is not fashionable. It is a product of this man standing behind a podium speaking in the most vague possible generalities about how "There is no problem out there, no challenge we face that we do not have the capacity to solve. We are Americans and we are tougher than whatever tough times bring us." Sounds like the pep talk a coach gave his basketball team of eight-year-olds before they got on a court against a team of teenagers he knew his squad could not beat. His words are like those a leader would say to his people at a time when they were facing impossibility. The man has hope. I'll give him that. But his hope is just so empty and lacks such an unbelievable amount of substance.

This Thursday the House of Representatives will vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. Also, the Supreme Court will rule on ObamaCare the same day. Both of these events are highly likely to be a thorn in the Obama administration's side.

The most notable legislation Barack Obama signed in the first half of his term stands to be overturned and deemed unconstitutional in a few days, unemployment remains fixed (yet he shrugs opportunities like the Keystone Pipeline), the "Fast and Furious" scandal is casting a dark shadow on his administration, SCOTUS upheld the primary piece of Arizona's immigration law enforcement today (allowing police officers to ask for proper immigration documentation if suspicion arises), which the federal government has been battling Arizona over in the courts, the housing market is stuck in a tar pit, the Muslim Brotherhood just won the election in Egypt, our president intervened with Libya (minus Congress' consent), but won't in Syria where the brutal killing of civilians is far more numerous, and someone in the White House is leaking vital, secret information, which makes America look suspect and untrustworthy to other nations who may have once invested more stock in our government's ability to keep secret information secret. 

And Barack Obama casually stands behind a podium and has the audacity to belittle the genuine problems we as a nation face by suggesting that it is "fashionable right now for people to be cynical".

6.2 miles to go.

Here is what happened one year ago on Day301.

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