The president and daughters Sasha and Malia returned to the White House from their seventeen-day vacation in sunny Hawaii. Mrs. Obama remains on the island another week where she will be celebrating her 50th birthday.
Already, the haters are remarking.
|Fox News' Greta Van Sustern made disparaging remarks|
about the First Lady remaining in Hawaii for her birthday.
Hey Greta, just because your male colleagues wear suits to work everyday, doesn't mean you have to do it too.
Sustern went on to say that now isn't the time to charge tax payers extra money, while so many Americans' unemployment benefits are coming to an end.
Sadly, for Greta (and her friends) there will never be a 'right' time for the Obamas, because you can't see past your own racism. Oh, and one other thing, Greta... it's your Republican friends who decided to go on a little vacation of their own, leaving Washington without extending unemployment benefits to thousands of unemployed Americans - during Christmas time.
President Obama plans to deliver remarks on Tuesday urging Congress to act to extend emergency unemployment insurance.
In other New Year's news both parties did, however, confirm Janet Yellen as Chair of the Federal Reserve. She becomes the first female to hold the male dominated position, replacing outgoing Chair, Ben Bernanke who has held the post for the last eight years.
|There's a new Fed Chair in town! Janet Yellen has been confirmed to replace Ben Bernanke.|
Are we really still in a recession?
In case you haven't heard, Colorado is open for business. The pot business. Colorado became the first state to have a walk-in pot store that sells 'medical marijuana'. Reports indicate that the response is so overwhelming that the store can barely keep up with customer demands for the product.
Were you expecting anything less?
New York is also leaning towards the idea of selling the much sought after medicinal brand of Mary Jane. Governor Cuomo, once against the idea of legalizing pot, may be changing is previous stance.
Writes Bloomberg News, Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to revive a 1980 medical-marijuana law to allow some New York hospitals to make use of the drug for patients with cancer, glaucoma and other illnesses.
The state with the most uncivil stop-and-frisk policy - anywhere - will now have a new reason to stop and frisk even more people on the streets of New York.
Congratulations to new Mayor Bill DeBlasio as he tries to make New York one city, indivisible, with liberty, economic equality, and justice for all.
Of course, if you're in the DMV, you can always get pot 'from your friends who work on the Hill', according to this article.
And that's your New Year's first week rap up.