New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio always has a lot on his plate. He’s the executive of a pretty big city, after all — like being the governor of Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia all at once. But we feel like it’s our civic duty to not just report on a petition that he may have to consider but to encourage him to take action on it as well.
A woman named Elizabeth Rowin created a petition on the MoveOn.org site who intended audience is the NY mayor and his supporting city council. Reminding them that the city of Los Angeles recently renamed a stretch of highway after our 44th President, Barack Obama, Rowin’s petition almost reads a little like a challenge — Gotham shows up Hollywood, perhaps. The background text of the petition is short:
The City of Los Angeles recently honored former President Barack Obama by renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway near Downtown LA in his honor.
We request the New York City Mayor and City Council do the same by renaming a block of Fifth Avenue after the former president who saved our nation from the Great Recession, achieved too many other accomplishments to list, and whose two terms in office were completely scandal free.”
But what good is a block going to do? I mean, that’s just gonna create a post office headache and make the city issue new street signs, and — wait, which block are we talking about?
We request the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets be renamed ‘President Barack H. Obama Avenue.’ Any addresses on that stretch of Fifth Avenue should be changed accordingly.”
Okay, this is good.
That would mean, if DeBlasio actually did this, that any donations sent to Donald Trump’s reelection campaign would have to be addressed to:
Donald Trump 2020
Trump Tower, 15th Floor
721 Barack H. Obama Ave.
New York, NY 10022″
I’d actually be willing to bet some New Yorkers would put up with new street signs for a couple of blocks to give the finger to their least-favorite son.
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