The City is Dying

New York City, Manhattan, is being totally destroyed as a livable city.

The building contractors are busy tearing down old and beautiful buildings in order to build more and more towers filled with empty spaces.

These oversized, tall buildings are basically architecturally faulted. The first one was built by Viñoly on Park Ave, 432 Park Avenue. He himself claimed that it was a failed building, and all the other tall buildings have followed suit. They sway in the wind, they creak, the pipes break, and the elevators don’t work in a timely fashion.

Unreasonable and unlikely to happen, the best thing that can be done to reclaim these buildings is to lop off the top 20-40 floors. The only people benefiting from these tall buildings are the contractors who make money off of more rentable/sellable property on smaller bases. Perhaps there should be an air tax, but it would be even better to totally ban buildings over a certain height altogether.

The streets are being darkened. The sky is being obliterated. The sun can barely penetrate the shaded corridors.

The stores are empty, restaurants are surviving, and yet, the rents continue to rise.

It’s hard to know where this massive destruction ends.

It is beyond comprehension that so many spaces are, at present, left vacant one building after another. And yet, the builders go on tearing down old buildings and replacing them with bland, unoccupied new ones. Somebody is making money off taxpayers!

During the Covid pandemic, many corporations and staffs moved to cheaper areas of the country as they realized they could work productively on Zoom. Offices seem to have become largely obsolete in the city. There seems to be no recognition of the fact that Manhattan does not need more office spaces, and yet there seems to be more and more of those as well. What Manhattan needs are more affordable living spaces so that the people who work in Manhattan can afford to live in Manhattan.

The rents must be forced down for commercial space for businesses like shops, restaurants and boutiques to bring the city back to life.

This has to happen immediately. Today. Not tomorrow, not the next day, not next year. Today. Otherwise New York City will die.

Rents are too high and should be forced down. Neither the city nor the federal government should afford tax rebates for retail owners who leave their spaces empty or unoccupied. If the rents came down, it might be possible for small businesses still to function as destinations and specialty stores. Another possibility is to take the spaces of the empty stores and turn them into some kind of sleeping facilities for the enormous number of migrants flooding the cities. The empty spaces in New York City, that probably will never again be occupied by office spaces, could be turned into midtown lofts – younger generations today prefer loft space to apartment space.

The other thing that the city has to do is to force every contractor who builds a new building to build parking spaces into their structures – several floors of parking space. The charge for these spaces should be the same for parking on the street, and the money should be collected by the city as it is for street parking. This is what is happening in cities like Paris.

It’s time that the real estate business in New York shares some responsibility for the problems that they’ve created in the city. Young people, artists, artisans, teachers, police officers, almost anybody who works in the city cannot afford to live here. This alone would be the sign of a dying city. Your workers, your young people, your talented people, your artists, can no longer afford to live in the city in which they work, nor can members of the police force who are supposed to protect the city – they too cannot live in the city, nor can they send their children to school in the city. The city has created an entire workforce with no skin in the game; no relationship to the city except to come in, spend their hours, and go home.

With the largest police force in the nation, it is impossible to find a police officer on any street in New York except those who direct traffic. No wonder Donald Trump could go out onto Fifth Avenue, shoot somebody, and not be apprehended – there’s nobody to arrest him.

America Beware

What is the matter with this country?

Do you people not understand the difference between right and wrong? When Jamie Dimon CEO of Chase Bank comes out and says “don’t write off Trump, he’s right about something”. That is NOT the issue. Hitler built roads and bridges and sent 6 million people to their death because he hated Jews, Chinese, Blacks… and anyone who is not white skinned, blue eyed, or aryan. Trump is the same as Hitler. He is a dictator. Yes, he may lower taxes for the rich. But as president he also increased the debt by $27 Trillion of dollars by the end of his term. “The national debt rose by almost $7.8 trillion during Trump’s time in office. That’s nearly twice as much as what Americans owe on student loans, car loans, credit cards and every other type of debt other than mortgages, combined, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York”. During all of this his family put millions of dollars in their own pockets. These are facts not fiction. Maybe he has a couple of good ideas but that isn’t the issue. The man is a corrupt liar, a misogynist, a despicable and vial creature. Is that what America wants to have? A despicable Dictator? Is that what America has become, just an order to lower taxes, to deprive people of health care, education, welfare, of equal rights under the law. Does America want to have a Putin, a Hitler, a Mussolini, a Stalin. Any of who by the way may or may not be as bad as Trump. 

This has nothing to do with the differences of Republicans, Democrats, right or left, Conservative or Liberal. Those are all valid opinions that can be discussed, argued and fought over by Republicans and Democrats. The Republican party has become a cult, the party of Trump, it is no longer an independent party. He has bought, bribed and terrified the individual members of this Republican party. Kiss the ring or you may be assassinated, threatened or defamed. He stands against immigration. However, his grandfather was a whore master in Germany and came to this country as an immigrant investing his ill gotten gains into real estate. Trump himself was financed and refinanced by his corrupt father. Aside from anything else he is far from a self made man. Trump is a vial despicable disgusting subhuman being. Is this who America wants as their president? Presented to the world, so that America can be isolated, insulated and rotten to the core. Represented by a reprehensible person. If America has any values left, this man should not, must not and cannot be a nominated for the presidency to represent The United States to the world. Americans stand up and fight to preserve your failing democracy before you sleep walk into a corrupt dictatorship. 

Achtung

It’s easy to focus on Trump because he’s a circus barker and he knows how to get the troops into his tent.

He’s managed to divide the country between Republicans and Democrats, between religious fanatics and people of normal belief.

A man of no moral compass has managed to create a world around him of no moral compass, and he has encouraged violence across the United State.

He has also managed to create a Republican party of Senators and others running for the Presidency who are equally as despicable as he is.


Somehow this country has managed to invent a new Republican party made up of Senators whose sole aim is the destruction of the democracy .

These Senators are being elected , with no term limits.

They can sit there for their entire lives and get paid for their entire lives.

There are several very important constitutional changes that should be attended to.

Term limits for all elected officials. An independent, non-political, character assessment must be required before someone can be allowed to run for office.

Currently there is no provision in the Constitution requiring a character and background check for anyone running for office.

Because any change in election policy must come on a legislative level, this blind spot in the qualification procedure may likely remain for some time.

The Founding Fathers never dreamt that crooks and criminals would be elected to the highest office in the United States.

The Garden of Eden

It is perfectly disgusting that New York City continues to act as a garbage can. There should be no live garbage anywhere, and certainly not on the streets. A photograph was taken the other day of fifteen rats on a disgusting pile of garbage emanating from Palace Restaurant on East 57th Street, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Blank Street Coffee. The other day, a photograph of the rats outside of Dunkin’ Donuts was taken into the manager of Dunkin’ Donuts. The manager thanked the guy and gave him a box of donuts. The rats are still there, the garbage is still there. Why does not the Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, run a real campaign to eliminate all organic food matter from the garbage? There is no reason in the world that every enterprise, and certainly food centers, should not be composted. There are garbage bags today which can be filled with live garbage, placed in a bin, and they will decompose and turn into compost. If an individual enterprise has more to compost than it can handle, why should there not be bins on the street from which the city can pick up the compost and use it to feed the trees, the grass, the parks… This is not the most complicated process to organize. It would turn New York City from being a garbage can, a disgusting city to walk through day or night into a pleasant and updated city. Come on, Mayor Adams, get with the program.

Justice For All

The American democracy under which we have lived and prospered for the last 245 years is on the brink of destruction.

Anyone who lived through World War II must recognize the similarity of those forces, of those individuals, who like Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin, were dedicated to creating their own autocracies and to the destruction of their own democracy and the world as we knew it.

Their followers, too, were Aryans and Antisemites who were totally responsible for the murder of 6 million Jews and many others besides. Along with the Japanese on the other side of the world, seeking their own world domination, were totally responsible for World War II. Those forces have grown, misinformation has spread, and war criminals, such as Putin, have been aided and abetted in their dedication to the destruction of our nation.

Perhaps the most essential feature of their destructiveness and perhaps the most long lasting effect of Trump’s desire to destroy this country, will be the denigration of education, the introduction of religion into the educational system of the schools, the judicial system throughout the country, and finally the destruction of the Supreme Court.

He and some of his predecessors cynically stacked the Supreme Court for their perceived possible benefit.

Trump is not the only responsible party for the destruction of the Supreme Court. In recent times, President George HW Bush made the cynical appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. The Republican party refused to allow Obama to make an appointment. However, they did support Trump’s three self-serving appointments. His soul intention was to stack the Supreme Court in his favor should his case ever be presented, as it probably will.

The confidence of Americans in the integrity of the judicial system has been totally undermined.

The destruction of the Supreme Court is probably the last and final act leading to the demise of our democracy. Historically, they have been the iconic final word on any judicial issue. They had the nation’s trust that their decisions would be just. One used to consider that the Supreme Court’s decisions were not bound by self interest or politics, but purely by deliberation and what was the best and correct decision for the nation.

This is all reminiscent of Hitler’s Germany all over again.

Ultimately, it seems as though the members of the Supreme Court are one way or another corrupt, can be bought by wealthy individuals and this is at the very heart of the destruction of this country. Money has taken over the entire governing system, from state elections to national elections, to the Supreme Court. A democracy really depends on the integrity of the electoral system in every state in the country, and the dedication of the individuals who run for office and who are elected.

It seems that character and integrity are not required for a perspective Supreme Court Justice. It’s easier to run for election for any position in the United States government than it is to get into a New York City Co-Op.

Truth Matters

The division in this country has become vast and dangerous. We are on the brink of losing our democracy and part of the reason for this largely rests with the Republican Party. Unfortunately, this is no longer the traditional Republican Party. This is now the party of Trump. Ex- President Donald Trump is a man who has clearly committed treason against the United States. The January 6th insurrection, an attack on the Capital of the United States of America, the papers that he has stolen from the White House, hidden at Mar A Lago, can only have been retained by him with intent to divulge classified information in return for some form of compensation or other favors.

Here is the list of seated Republican Senators who have consistently voted to acquit Trump and some of them are up for re-election.

Barroso, John (WY)

Blackburn, Marsha (TN)

Boozman, John (AR)

Braun, Mike (IN)

Capito, Shelley Moore (WV)

Comyn, John (TX)

Cotton, Tom (AR)

Cramer, Kevin (ND)

Crapo, Mike (ID)

Cruz, Ted (TX)

Daines, Steve (MT)

Ernst, Joni (IA)

Fischer, Deb (NE)

Graham, Lindsey (SC)

Grassley, Chuck ((IA)

Hagerty, Bill (TN)

Hawley, Josh (MO)

Hoeven, John (ND)

Hyde-Smith, Cindy (MS)

Johnson, Ron (WI)

Kennedy, John (LA)

Lankford, James (OK)

Lee, Mike (UT)

Lummis, Cynthia M. (WY)

Marshall, Roger (KS)

McConnell, Mitch (KY)

Moran, Jerry (KS)

Paul, Rand (KY)

Risch, James E. (ID)

Rounds, Mike (SD)

Rubio, Marco (FL)

Scott, Rick (FL)

Scott, Tim (SC)

Sullivan, Dan (AK)

Thune, John (SD)

Tillis, Thom (NC)

Tuberville, Tommy (AL)

Wicker, Roger F. (MS)

Young, Todd (IN)

Of those listed above, these are the Senators who are running for re-election:

Barrasso, John (WY)

Blackburn, Marsha (TN)

Cramer, Kevin (ND)

Cruz, Ted (TX)

Frischer, Deb (NE)

Hawley, Josh (MO)

Scott, Rick (FL)

Wicker, Roger F. (MS)

In America today, does truth matter?

Alack Alas, The Rats A Mass

The streets of New York City were definitely never paved in gold, however, they were paved.  

In those days there was some element of continuity in any ten feet of city blocks. Today, you cannot walk on a sidewalk in Manhattan without a total change in the pavement. Just walking down Lexington Ave you will see that there is a different pavement about every ten feet.  

In other times, shopkeepers were responsible for maintaining the pavement outside of their shops and the pavements were uniform on any given block. 

This deterioration is causing unsafe and difficult passage for foot traffic with no one being held responsible. Furthermore, the proliferation of garbage on the streets has certainly not added to curb appeal. 

Every store, building, restaurant and diner are allowed to dump their garbage in piles on the sidewalks of New York City streets. These piles litter both the streets and also attract mice and rats.

On 57th street alone, between Park Ave and Lexington Ave, the collection of garbage on the street produced by The Palace Diner, Dunkin Donuts, Blank Street Coffee to name a few, generates pounds of garbage and over 18 rats were counted at one time at the same location.

The other day there was a bin on the street, it was a black, nicely designed discreet bin for garbage.  Why can’t the city of New York, one of the wealthiest cities in the world, work out a deal with the trade unions which would encourage and permit such garbage bins instead of the present collection of ugly plies of rat infested garbage? Replacing the garbage bags with bins would enormously improve the experience of walking through Manhattan, north, south, east and west.

It is absolutely imperative that all the citizens of New York City support Mayor Adam’s new initiative regarding trash in garbage bins to replace the rat infested garbage piles that currently litter our streets.

Credit must be paid

Several people have contributed to the Trump evil list. Joy Javits deserves major credit. Her father senator Jacob J Javits was a republican who represented exactly what a republican senator in this country should be. The Javits center is named after him, he was a great man, a great senator, his statue is there, and everyone should go to pay obeisance to a great republican, a great American and a great believer in Democracy.

Hell to the Chief

It is beyond understanding that Americans who claim to believe in America Democracy could ever have supported Trump as president of the USA. 

One can only come to the conclusion that the people who have supported him and continue to support him are bent on the destruction of the Democracy under which we as nation have flourished for the past 200+ years.

These people are either utterly ignorant or total fascists. 

For those people who think that Trump was not so bad and who still support his return to twitter and to power, despite the fact that he committed insurrection against the government of the USA and continuous to hide documents of national security, here is a list of some of his offenses. 

1)He incited an insurrection against the government.
2. mismanaged a pandemic that killed a million Americans,
3. separated children from their families, lost those children in the bureaucracy,
4. tear-gassed peaceful protesters on Lafayette Square so he could hold a photo op holding a Bible in front of a church,
5. tried to block all Muslims from entering the country,
6. got impeached,
7. got impeached again,
8. had the worst jobs record of any president in modern history,
9. pressured Ukraine to dig dirt on Joe Biden,
10. fired the FBI director for investigating his ties to Russia,
11. bragged about firing the FBI director on TV,
12. took Vladimir Putin’s word over the US intelligence community,
13. diverted military funding to build his wall,
14. caused the longest government shutdown in US history,
15. called Black Lives Matter a “symbol of hate,”
16. lied nearly 30,000 times,
17. banned transgender people from serving in the military,
18. ejected reporters from the White House briefing room who asked tough questions,
19. vetoed the defense funding bill because it renamed military bases named for Confederate soldiers,
20. refused to release his tax returns,
21. increased the national debt by nearly $8 TRILLION,
22. had three of the highest annual trade deficits in U.S. history,
23. called veterans and soldiers who died in combat losers and suckers,
24. coddled the leader of Saudi Arabia after he ordered the execution and dismembering of a US-based journalist,
25. refused to concede the 2020 election,
26. hired his unqualified daughter and son-in-law to work in the White House,
27. walked out of an interview with Lesley Stahl,
28. called neo-Nazis “very fine people,”
29. suggested that people should inject bleach into their bodies to fight COVID,
30. abandoned our allies the Kurds to Turkey,
31. pushed through massive tax cuts for the wealthiest but balked at helping working Americans,
32. incited anti-lockdown protestors in several states at the height of the pandemic,
33. withdrew the US from the Paris climate accords,
34. withdrew the US from the Iranian nuclear deal,
35. withdrew the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership which was designed to block China’s advances,
36. insulted his own Cabinet members on Twitter,
37. pushed the leader of Montenegro out of the way during a photo op,
38. failed to reiterate US commitment to defending NATO allies,
39. called Haiti and African nations “shithole” countries,
40. called the city of Baltimore the “worst in the nation,”
41. claimed that he single handedly brought back the phrase “Merry Christmas” even though it hadn’t gone anywhere,
42. forced his Cabinet members to praise him publicly like some cult leader,
43. believed he should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize,
44. berated and belittled his hand-picked Attorney General when he recused himself from the Russia probe,
45. suggested the US should buy Greenland,
46. colluded with Mitch McConnell to push through federal judges and two Supreme Court justices after supporting efforts to prevent his predecessor from appointing judges,
47. repeatedly called the media “enemies of the people,”
48. claimed that if we tested fewer people for COVID we’d have fewer cases,
49. violated the emoluments clause,
50. thought that Nambia was a country,
51. told Bob Woodward in private that the coronavirus was a big deal but then downplayed it in public,
52. called his exceedingly faithful vice president a “p—y” for following the Constitution,
53. nearly got us into a war with Iran after threatening them by tweet,
54. nominated a corrupt head of the EPA,
55. nominated a corrupt head of HHS,
56. nominated a corrupt head of the Interior Department,
57. nominated a corrupt head of the USDA,
58. praised dictators and authoritarians around the world while criticizing allies,
59. refused to allow the presidential transition to begin,
60. insulted war hero John McCain – even after his death,
61. spent an obscene amount of time playing golf after criticizing Barack Obama for playing (far less) golf while president,
62. falsely claimed that he won the 2016 popular vote,
63. called the Muslim mayor of London a “stone cold loser,”
64. falsely claimed that he turned down being Time’s Man of the Year,
65. considered firing special counsel Robert Mueller on several occasions,
66. mocked wearing face masks to guard against transmitting COVID,
67. locked Congress out of its constitutional duty to confirm Cabinet officials by hiring acting ones,
68. used a racist dog whistle by calling COVID the “China virus,”
69. hired and associated with numerous shady figures that were eventually convicted of federal offenses including his campaign manager and national security adviser,
70. pardoned several of his shady associates,
71. gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to two congressmen who amplified his batshit crazy conspiracy theories,
72. got into telephone fight with the leader of Australia(!),
73. had a Secretary of State who called him a moron,
74. forced his press secretary to claim without merit that his was the largest inauguration crowd in history,
75. botched the COVID vaccine rollout,
76. tweeted so much dangerous propaganda that Twitter eventually banned him,
77. charged the Secret Service jacked-up rates at his properties,
78. constantly interrupted Joe Biden in their first presidential debate,
79. claimed that COVID would “magically” disappear,
80. called a U.S. Senator “Pocahontas,”
81. used his Twitter account to blast Nordstrom when it stopped selling Ivanka’s merchandise,
82. opened up millions of pristine federal lands to development and drilling,
83. got into a losing tariff war with China that forced US taxpayers to bail out farmers,
84. claimed that his losing tariff war was a win for the US,
85. ignored or didn’t even take part in daily intelligence briefings,
86. blew off honoring American war dead in France because it was raining,
87. redesigned Air Force One to look like the Trump Shuttle,
88. got played by Kim Jung Un and his “love letters,”
89. threatened to go after social media companies in clear violation of the Constitution,
90. botched the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico,
91. threw paper towels at Puerto Ricans when he finally visited them,
92. pressured the governor and secretary of state of Georgia to “find” him votes,
93. thought that the Virgin islands had a President,
94. drew on a map with a Sharpie to justify his inaccurate tweet that Alabama was threatened by a hurricane,
95. allowed White House staff to use personal email accounts for official businesses after blasting Hillary Clinton for doing the same thing,
96. rolled back regulations that protected the public from mercury and asbestos,
97. pushed regulators to waste time studying snake-oil remedies for COVID,
98. rolled back regulations that stopped coal companies from dumping waste into rivers,
99. held blatant campaign rallies at the White House,
100. tried to take away millions of Americans’ health insurance because the law was named for a Black man,
101. refused to attend his successors’ inauguration,
102. nominated the worst Education Secretary in history,
103. threatened judges who didn’t do what he wanted,
104. attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci,
105. promised that Mexico would pay for the wall (it didn’t),
106. allowed political hacks to overrule government scientists on major reports on climate change and other issues,
107. struggled navigating a ramp after claiming his opponent was feeble,
108. called an African-American Congresswoman “low IQ,”
109. threatened to withhold federal aid from states and cities with Democratic leaders,
110. went ahead with rallies filled with maskless supporters in the middle of a pandemic,
111. claimed that legitimate investigations of his wrongdoing were “witch hunts,”
112. seemed to demonstrate a belief that there were airports during the American Revolution,
113. demanded “total loyalty” from the FBI director,
114. praised a conspiracy theory that Democrats are Satanic pedophiles,
115. completely gutted the Voice of America,
116. placed a political hack in charge of the Postal Service,
117. claimed without evidence that the Obama administration bugged Trump Tower,
118. suggested that the US should allow more people from places like Norway into the country,
119. suggested that COVID wasn’t that bad because he recovered with the help of top government doctors and treatments not available to the public,
120. overturned energy conservation standards that even industry supported,
121. reduced the number of refugees the US accepts,
122. insulted various members of Congress and the media with infantile nicknames,
123. gave Rush Limbaugh a Presidential medal of Freedom at the State of the Union address,
124. named as head of federal personnel a 29-year old who’d previously been fired from the White House for allegations of financial improprieties,
125. eliminated the White House office of pandemic response,
126. used soldiers as campaign props,
127. fired any advisor who made the mistake of disagreeing with him,
128. demanded the Pentagon throw him a Soviet-style military parade,
129. hired a shit ton of white nationalists,
130. politicized the civil service,
131. did absolutely nothing after Russia hacked the U.S. government,
132. falsely said the Boy Scouts called him to say his bizarre Jamboree speech was the best speech ever given to the Scouts,
133. claimed that Black people would overrun the suburbs if Biden won,
134. insulted reporters of color,
135. insulted women reporters,
136. insulted women reporters of color,
137. suggested he was fine with China’s oppression of the Uighurs,
138. attacked the Supreme Court when it ruled against him,
139. summoned Pennsylvania state legislative leaders to the White House to pressure them to overturn the election,
140. spent countless hours every day watching Fox News,
141. refused to allow his administration to comply with Congressional subpoenas,
142. hired Rudy Giuliani as his lawyer,
143. tried to punish Amazon because the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post wrote negative stories about him,
144. acted as if the Attorney General of the United States was his personal attorney,
145. attempted to get the federal government to defend him in a libel lawsuit from a prominent lady who accused him of sexual assault,
146. held private meetings with Vladimir Putin without staff present,
147. didn’t disclose his private meetings with Vladimir Putin so that the US had to find out via Russian media,
148. stopped holding press briefings for months at a time,
149. “ordered” US companies to leave China even though he has no such power,
150. led a political party that couldn’t even be bothered to draft a policy platform,
151. claimed preposterously that Article II of the Constitution gave him absolute powers,
152. tried to pressure the U.K. to hold the British Open at his golf course,
153. suggested that the government nuke hurricanes,
154. suggested that wind turbines cause cancer,
155. said that he had a special aptitude for science,
156. fired the head of election cyber security after he said that the 2020 election was secure,
157. blurted out classified information to Russian officials,
158. tried to force the G7 to hold their meeting at his failing golf resort in Florida,
159. fired the acting attorney general when she refused to go along with his unconstitutional Muslim travel ban,
160. hired notorious racist Stephen Miller,
161. openly discussed national security issues in the dining room at Mar-a-Lago where everyone could hear them,
162. interfered with plans to relocate the FBI because a new development there might compete with his hotel,
163. abandoned Iraqi refugees who’d helped the U.S. during the war,
164. tried to get Russia back into the G7,
165. held a COVID super spreader event in the Rose Garden,
166. seemed to believe that Frederick Douglass is still alive,
167. lost 60 election fraud cases in court including before judges he had nominated,
168. falsely claimed that factories were reopening when they weren’t,
169. shamelessly exploited terror attacks in Europe to justify his anti-immigrant policies,
170. still hasn’t come up with a healthcare plan,
171. still hasn’t come up with an infrastructure plan despite repeated “Infrastructure Weeks,”
172. forced Secret Service agents to drive him around Walter Reed while contagious with COVID,
173. told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,”
174. fucked up the Census,
175. withdrew the U.S. from the World Health Organization in the middle of a pandemic,
176. did so few of his duties that his press staff were forced to state on his daily schedule “President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings,”
177. allowed his staff to repeatedly violate the Hatch Act,
178. seemed not to know that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican,
179. stood before sacred CIA wall of heroes and bragged about his election win,
180. constantly claimed he was treated worse than any president which presumably includes four that were assassinated and his predecessor whose legitimacy and birthplace were challenged by a racist reality TV show star named Donald Trump,
181. claimed Andrew Jackson could’ve stopped the Civil War even though he died 16 years before it happened,
182. said that any opinion poll showing him behind was fake,
183. claimed that other countries laughed at us before he became president when several world leaders were literally laughing at him,
184. claimed that the military was out of ammunition before he became President,
185. created a commission to whitewash American history,
186. retweeted anti-Islam videos from one of the most racist people in Britain,
187. claimed ludicrously that the Pulse nightclub shooting wouldn’t have happened if someone there had a gun even though there was an armed security guard there,
188. hired a senior staffer who cited the non-existent Bowling Green Massacre as a reason to ban Muslims,
189. had a press secretary who claimed that Nazi Germany never used chemical weapons even though every sane human being knows they used gas to kill millions of Jews and others,
190. bilked the Secret Service for higher than market rates when they had to stay at Trump properties,
191. apparently sold pardons on his way out of the White House,
192. stripped protective status from 59,000 Haitians,
193. falsely claimed Biden wanted to defund the police,
194. said that the head of the CDC didn’t know what he was talking about,
195. tried to rescind protection from DREAMers,
196. gave himself an A+ for his handling of the pandemic,
197. tried to start a boycott of Goodyear tires due to an Internet hoax,
198. said U.S. rates of COVID would be lower if you didn’t count blue states,
199. deported U.S. veterans who served their country but were undocumented,
200. claimed he did more for African Americans than any president since Lincoln,
201. touted a “super-duper” secret “hydrosonic” missile which may or may not be a new “hypersonic” missile or may not exist at all,
202. retweeted a gif calling Biden a pedophile,
203. forced through security clearances for his family,
204. suggested that police officers should rough up suspects,
205. suggested that Biden was on performance-enhancing drugs,
206. tried to stop transgender students from being able to use school bathrooms in line with their gender,
207. suggested the US not accept COVID patients from a cruise ship because it would make US numbers look higher,
208. nominated a climate change sceptic to chair the committee advising the White House on environmental policy,
209. retweeted a video doctored to look like Biden
210. had played a song called “Fuck tha Police” at a campaign event,
211. hugged a disturbingly large number of U.S. flags,
212. accused Democrats of “treason” for not applauding his State of the Union address,
213. claimed that the FBI failed to capture the Parkland school shooter because they were “spending too much time” on Russia,
214. mocked the testimony of Dr Christine Blasey Ford when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault,
215. obsessed over low-flow toilets,
216. ordered the rerelease of more COVID vaccines when there weren’t any to release,
217. called for the construction of a bizarre garden of heroes with statutes of famous dead Americans as well as at least one Canadian (Alex Trebek),
218. hijacked Washington’s July 4th celebrations to give a partisan speech,
219. took advice from the MyPillow guy,
220. claimed that migrants seeking a better life in the US were dangerous caravans of drug dealers and rapists,
221. said nothing when Vladimir Putin poisoned a leading opposition figure,
222. never seemed to heed the advice of his wife’s “Be Best” campaign,
223. falsely claimed that mail-in voting is fraudulent,
224. announced a precipitous withdrawal of troops from Syria which not only handed Russia and ISIS a win but also prompted his defense secretary to resign in protest,
225. insulted the leader of Canada,
226. insulted the leader of France,
227. insulted the leader of Britain,
228. insulted the leader of Germany,
229. insulted the leader of Sweden (Sweden!!),
230. falsely claimed credit for getting NATO members to increase their share of dues,
231. blew off two Asia summits even though they were held virtually,
232. continued lying about spending lots of time at Ground Zero with 9/11 responders,
233. said that the Japanese would sit back and watch their “Sony televisions” if the US were ever attacked,
234. left a NATO summit early in a huff,
235. stared directly into an eclipse even though everyone over the age of 5 knows not to do that,
236. called himself a very stable genius despite significant evidence to the contrary,
237. refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and kept his promise.
238. Don’t forget that he took many classified & top-secret documents with him when he left the White 

If you feel that this list is incomplete, please feel free to make any additions of your choice.

Stop the Killing!

The population of the United States is 326 million people. There are more than 393 million firearms in the America, or enough for every man, woman and child to own a gun, and still have 67 million guns left over. Those numbers come from the latest edition of the global Small Arms Survey, a project of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.(the washing Post information) The right of an individual to bear arms has been argued since the constitution was ratified on September 17, 1787. The Second Amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791, as one of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights expanded upon the Constitution by establishing clear individual rights, limiting the government’s powers, and further laying the foundation of American freedom. The right to bear arms for individuals was not originally written into the constitution . It was only granted years later in the second amendment. It is barely conceivable that this discussion is still going on years later. The second amendment still affords the individual the right to own arms, but only for self-protection or protection of their home. At the time that this second amendment was ratified, a gun rifle was capable of shooting one bullet at the time. Today an American made semiautomatic rifle can shoot 600-950 rounds a minute or more discharges in a single shot, with each pull of the trigger. Anybody in American above the age of 18 can buy semi-automatic rifles, capable of shooting hundred bullets a minute. Until very recently a repetitive rifle and guns were available at any Walmart. No one today is being denied the right of an individual to own a gun for self protection, and protection of their home. This does not afford the right for an individual to carry arms in public places, or anywhere outside of the home. Get rid of all the guns on the streets of America, and there would be no reason to feel unsafe on those streets. We as Americans, whether Democrat or Republican, should join together to promulgate and support a law forbidding anyone to bear arms of any kind on the streets of America. Only members of law and enforcement agencies should have the rights to bear arms in public places. For other groups such as hunters, they should have to undergo an extensive training program, before obtaining a license to bear arms, as is common in other countries. Americans, whether Democrat or Republican, we must UNITE to get guns off the streets of America. The penalty for bearing arms in public should be severe even considering the death penalty, with which I personally do not agree. However, putting people in prison for an extensive period of time, is very expensive for tax payers. Strict laws and severe penalties, including heavy fines, rehab centers and community services over extended periods of time, might act as a deterrent to carrying weapons, producing substantial results in securing our streets and public places. We are no longer the Wild West. We must get guns off the streets of America.