Even the White House has a blog ! President Barack Obama can share his national and international events directly on this blog. It is at first sight a monologue, but you can subscribe to this blog, and receive an alert any time a new information comes up, but it also allows you to sort the articles by date, title, and source. You can also sort the article by period, whether they are from today’s date, from yesterday, from the last seven days, from this month or from last month. Finally, each article has links that take you to another part of the White House Blog, but where you can read the entire transcription of the President’s appearance, or takes you to another article that can complete the information you are looking for.
The important and some not so important issues are disseminated on the White House Blog. One bit of important news for those of you who enjoy edible cannabis & marijuana for medical and recreational use was the Jan 2014 headline on Reuters that said: Eric Holder Just Announced A Major Shift On U.S. Marijuana Policy . Because banks will not allow any businesses associated with cannabis to open bank accounts, proprietors of state-licensed marijuana distributors in Colorado and elsewhere have to purchase inventory, pay employees and conduct sales entirely in cash. Consequently they need to create elaborate and expensive security measures, since all their monies make them high risk robbery targets. In another bit of news regarding marijuana, the Obama administration is even willing to work with Congress, if (and that’s a BIG IF” lawmakers want to take marijuana off the Schedule 1 drug list. We would like to see more posts about marijuana on the White House Blog. However, as Holder has said: “We’re not blazing a new trail” in regards to the decision to prosecute only certain cases based on the Justice Department’s limited resources since he has noted that much of marijuana law enforcement happens on the state and local levels. Nevertheless, any positive small shifts in the White House’s and / or federal government’s attitude towards marijuana will be welcomed.
At the White House Blog you will also learn about President Obama’s international schedule, as well as learn more about Vice President Joe Biden’s participation and role in the White House. For example, the latest news of this blog is just a few hours old (from June 8th, 2010, at 1:27 pm), and we’re learning that Vice President Joe Biden is spending his second days in Kenya, and today, he’s visiting the State House in Nairobi, Kenya, in presence of the Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, and Prime Minister Raila Odinga. We can also read that the Vice President and the second lady Dr. Jill Biden laid a wreath on the memorial stone in memory to those who were killed or injured in the 1998 embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya. Finally, we already know that the Vice President will give a major speech on Wednesday (tomorrow) on U.S. – Kenyan relations. This will take place at the Kenyatta International Conference Center.
We can also read that just an hour before the publication of the Vice President presence in Kenya, President Barack Obama has just talked to Senior Citizens about the Affordable Care Act – and Doughnuts…
Who said that there’s no room for humor at the White House ?
If only we could get them to be so efficient with some of the more important problems that our country is facing we might actually be able to move in the right direction for once instead of always spinning our wheels. There are so many big issues that the people who have been elected by Americans could be working together to get accomplished but they are choosing to sit in Washington & squabble over the little things. For example, the president just shut down the entire government for 16 days because he did not want to budge on this health care system. That was not called for. Why should Americans be forced to purchase something that congress has voted themselves exempt from? That makes no sense.