Governor/Self-Promoter”Mario’s Son” Cuomo’s Windows Media Player Kosciusko Light Show And A Bridge Too Far To Bother With

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Brooklyn-Queens, N.Y.

On an overcast Thursday evening above the polluted creek dividing the boroughs, our governor and tax payer funded glorified event planner and party promoter, Andrew “Mario’s Son” Cuomo opened the new Kosciusko bridge, a name he still can’t pronounce, to great cheesy fanfare to about under a hundred attendees and assembled elected officials, appointed aides, corporate news vans, and assembled cops and EMT’s to provide security and medical aid in the unlikelihood of a terrorist attack.

He christened the bridge with a drive in a vintage car once occupied by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which had to be procured from a state museum and restored for use. The speculative costs for this vanity joyride is surely not cheap and sure to infuriate everyone who has to commute after this pompous act of self-aggrandizement. The only good takeaway from this sight and the subsequent mocking footage of Andy’s little trip is that he resembles Raymond Babbitt driving his dad’s car for the first time on a hotel driveway at Las Vegas in Rain Man.

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I’m an excellent driver, EXCELSIOR!!!!!

After fulfilling his life long dream of driving a car that was used previously by a politician that Andy will never hold a candle to for what is ultimately some aspirational photo op for his DNC approved presidential bid, the long awaited and heavily promoted  promised debut of the bridge light and music show. It did not disappoint to say the least, for you can’t disappoint if it already sucked. Get ready as Governor Cuomo pulls the switch!!

Immediately noticeable is that the title posting on the youtube supplied by Mario’s son’s office refers to new infrastructure as the “K”, maybe it’s for brevity or to start a nomenclature trend, but that not only that Andy still can’t pronounce the name but probably can’t spell it. And to thwart any silly internet wisecracking or valid counterpoints, unfairly derided as trolling, GovNYCuomo closed the comments section (very clever Andy).

And for all the pomp and circumstance and millions of dollars in ad production and paying for broadcasting time promoting it (these ads are not available for online viewing, very clever again Andy), what the gargoyle prince of the state gave all those passing by and in attendance by the polluted creek was a display of cheesy lighting befit of two decade old windows media player 9 visual download plug in. So lame was the visuals that when the lousy laptop dj supplying the tunes, who sped up the city ballad anthems of Billy Joel and Frank Sinatra so they terribly segue into and from heavier and danceable jams by Ace Frehley and Alicia Keys. The worst part may have been when “New York State Of Mind” went into “New York Groove” and the visual produced on the latter song hilariously was syncopated to the beat. A drunk with a flashlight could probably do something comparably entertaining. And this was just the first part, this thing actually had an intermission.

The second part played 3 songs in their entirity that was supposed to fit the theme of Mario’s son’s glory hogging achievement (why didn’t they just play the NY songs in full instead of poorly mixing them in a medley?) The first was the worst song of all time, “Happy” by Pharell Williams, the second was “Signed,Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder and the last was inexplicably was “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga. The meaning behind this setlist could mean that with this bridge and show, Andy brought happiness, he signed, sealed and delivered it, and his political legacy was anointed to him at birth or yearns to be a unapologetic flaming drag queen.

All this effort exhibited and executed for a little ass bridge over a smelly ass creek in grossly, obscenely overvalued rental market rate areas certainly took precedence, if Cuomo and his stalwart aides deigned or cared to notice over the alarming recent state of a bridge across the borough of Queens, the Whitestone Bridge, reported by a concerned citizen, Alfredo Centola, last Sunday.

Queens Crap: The Whitestone Bridge Is Leaking Big Time

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Severely scary stuff. This was after a rainy day of scattered storms. Looks like there is an alarming breach on the south side of the bridge. I am not an engineer, but this comment should be noted for future reference:

The new roadbed is already cracked, the runoff isn’t making into the drains.
The real issue here is whats going on inside the structure we cant see (or some contractor doesn’t WANT anybody to see)!!

Its a drainage failure alright. The fail could be 800 feet away in the suspended part of the roadway
Now if an expansion joint or roadway rebar and steel re-enforcement eventually fails due to rust & corrosion guess what happens ?

And this following comment for it’s sardonic morbidity

GERONIMO!!!!

What is it going to take to get this the refurbishment or attention it needs. Does it count in this new New York, it does feature the bridge in the new ads promoting growth and prospective bridge light shows, but it has various big buts against it. There isn’t any mass transit near the bridge in both boroughs, it’s not bike accessible, and the residency there lacks the millenial demographic with all their senior citizens and families with children. Still this is one of the major bridges, if not one of the biggest in the city. And it would really be a bit of a disaster if it developed a sudden sinkhole as cars are finished crossing over or heading to the Bronx, and who knows the conditions of the middle of the bridge.

So our stargazing future and event promoter governor better not park FDR’s car back in that museum or let go of his tech laser light show buddies yet, because he has to roll up his sleeves, creak his neck east, come up with some other fond memory of his cursing father and get some professionals over to Whitestone, stat. If he is such the big boy bridge builder and want’s to be the next leader of the free world in 4 years.

EXCELSIOR!!!

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THIS Was The Moment Donald J. Trump Became President

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And It never will be

Washington, D.C., United States Of America Under Trump

On April 26, 2017, with the announcement of the nation’s tax plan, This was the moment Donald Trump became President.

(In deference and disagreement to prior arguable proclamations by professional wealthy pundits Van Jones and Fareed Zakaria.)

The Executive Producer and Figurehead of the nation’s government, announced by proxy from his two equally avaricious plutocabinet members, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn (there to make sure Spicer doesn’t fuck it up), both who certainly concocted this legislative Lufthansa Airlines heist, laid out the economic tax plan for the country.

This was the moment Donald Trump became President.

This tax plan is exactly what he ran on, aside from being immune from conflicts of interest with his businesses around the world that extends to his daughter and son-in-law. Since his burgeoning days as a inherited real estate magnate in NYC, he always found ways to mine and plunder government funds to obscenely enrich himself and in the process, like the media generated coverage of John Gotti, turn himself into a celebrity doing it.

This is precisely the only motivation why he ran for office. Ripping off people from all professions, blue collar, small business, or investor, is where Donald is a viking, a master. That is all he did his entire adult life, manipulate and rob off the backs, blood and sweat of people. Even recent history shows this with his settlement involving his criminally fake college. Especially since the most viable avenue to achieve billions is through equally conniving and avaricious yet weak officials holding influential positions they were elected to.

Everything about this budget plundering proposal is designed to benefit the former populist firebrand elected to run the country, in addition to all his appointed sociopath oligarchs in his cabinet.

From the hacking of the corporate tax rate from 39 to 15%, focusing on the phenomenon of a money hoarding loophole called “pass-through” income, a great boon to all the hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms, which will be great news for all those who profit from real estate, think LLC’s where partners can remain practically anonymous, and brand recognition, say google and apple, or Trump who has 500 of these particular businesses and partnerships.

The repeal of the estate tax, which will liberate the Figurehead’s precious daughter and greedy bastard sons from the burden of contributing to the fiscal health of the country they never had to apply for a job in. The destruction of the alternative minimum tax, so Trump and like minded evaders can hoard millions more from creative deductions.

With this blatant diabolical plan, supposedly all those who store their piles of festering stinking dirty wealth in off shore tax havens to avoid contributing to the health and security of this country, arguably an act of financial treason, will suddenly repatriate their savings back here at a lower rate and with all that money saved, an mass influx of businesses will rise and jobs will insue. History shows that it’s unadulterated bullshit.

Sure, the Figurehead had to get to fulfilling the desires and needs to the people that voted for him, mostly to the motivated angry throngs that attended his campaign rallies. The Muslim travel ban, cracking down on illegal immigrants and defunding sanctuary cities, all which subsequently led to failure for under unconstitutional grounds, and the lowball estimated border wall, which has now been put on hiatus to avoid a shutdown of the government. Certainly, this won’t pass either because of the psychotic redistribution of wealth and loopholes the size of the Milky Way to easily take advantage of by our wealthier betters.

But now that this is officially and mortally threatening imminent policy, it’s safe to state the obvious. Because of the reason that this is Trump. He has always been obvious. There is no subtlety with the Figurehead.

In fact, the main reason this greedy bastard wanted the honor to represent you, the people is to get out of his documented deep shit debts he has to international banks.

So forget all this nonsense about conflicts of interest, emoluments clauses and his personal tax forms from the past 20 years, including last year, that he refuses to release to the public, his employer, that demands it from him. Forget about his defiant hypocrisy and his gas lighting defense of it. And forget the way he talks to journalists, especially after that maddening interview he gave to the Associated Press that was released on Monday, an interview with audio that is being suppressed by the government we keep running with our tax dollars. And for fucks sake, forget about his stupid twitter social networking defecations.

For with this odious and inherently evil tax plan. Donald J. Trump is now President Of The United States Of America.

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New Bad Days 13: Inconceivable, Unusual Crime Scene Shootout Between 2 Vendors Over Selling Statue Of Liberty Tickets At A Usually Safe Tourist Friendly Area

Manhattan:

By Battery Park at 3:15 pm, two aggressive vendors arguing over Statue Of Liberty ticket sales escalated when one of them pulled out a gun and started shooting wildly, hitting two innocent bystanders. Passerby and correspondents are stupefied that something of this nature can occur in that area.

In Midtown, a newsstand vendor was robbed by 2 men. As they were chased by police, one of the suspects ran into the subway and tried to flee across the tracks, stepping on the third rail and dying instantly.

Staten Island:

An off duty school crossing guard punched her injured nephew

Bronx:

In Fordham Heights, An off duty detective was driving drunk.

In Hunts Point, a middle-aged woman was critically injured after a hit and run by a motorcycle.

Queens

In South Ozone Park, on the Van Wyck Expressway, an off duty detective was caught driving drunk after he crashed into another vehicle, causing it to crash into a tree and a light pole and injuring it’s passengers. A woman died from injuries sustained from the crash.

New Bad Days 12: Rumbles In Coney Island, Vision Zero Vigilantism, And Ultraviolent Subway Crime, Sexual Deviancy And Preying On The Elderly Escalate.

Brooklyn:

On Easter Sunday at Astroland Luna Park in Coney Island at 6 pm, a brawl broke out on the boardwalk that culminated with a group of teenage boys ganging up on one kid lying on the ground, stomping him with kicks and leaving him with a punctured lung. 90 minutes later, another brawl broke out with gangs of kids culminating with one of them tossing a bottle blindly in the air and landing on and lacerating a woman’s head. Panic and chaos ensued as thousands scrambled for safety after someone claimed that there were shots fired.

A 69 year old man was hit by an errant vehicle in Ditmas Park

A drug deal dispute led to a man getting stabbed in the chest and a argument allegedly over a woman led to a man getting shot in Canarsie.

Trying to thwart a drag race and catch a car thief in Flatbush, a plain clothes cop was dragged down the street by the suspect who stepped on the pedal as Officer Raymond Buono was trying to retrieve the keys. After regaining control of the car and being assisted by other cops, two friends of the skel tried to intervened with the arrest and wound up getting cuffed. The NYPD did a stellar job here, despite the lame attempt by the woman to feign witnessing abuse and brutality.

Also in Ditmars, A contractor set a home on fire for improperly and illicitly operating a blow torch on the roof

At an apartment building in Fort Greene, a man plunged to his death trying to rappel down out a window with ugly bedsheets attempting to flee the cops for a spate of robberies he committed. The fool documented his travails, crimes and his final evasion on a social media live streaming service.

In Midwood, two burglars broke into a synogogue, mercilessly beat up a caretaker with a broomstick, leaving him bloodied on the floor and robbed him of his wallet, cellphone, and laptop

Shots were fired inside a grocery store in Red Hook after an argument was instigated by the suspect accusing one of the deli workers of touching his car. The worker, Maged Noman tried to eject him from the store, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him, when his co-worker, Raymond Falu tried to aid the victim, got shot also.

On an intersection in Bay Ridge, a bicycle rider was hit by a car. The driver sped off.

On a street in Bushwick, where market rate rents are $3000 for a one bedroom crawl space in the same area where working families are struggling to keep up paying their stabilized rents, an territorial argument between an entitled biker and impatient driver over a lane of traffic leads to the biker getting his arm broken when the driver and his passenger beat the daylights out of him after the victim obstructs the car’s path, insults their breath and self-righteously rebukes them for not recognizing his right of way. (You be the judge, this guy is a hipster douche and street stupid)

In a correlating rebuke to the proposal to shut down Rikers Island, in a borough jail in Kings County, the Brooklyn Detention Complex, a correction officer was dragged down the stairs and beaten by 3 gang members at 12 in the afternoon.

Manhattan:

At Macy’s in Herald Square, a shoplifter trying to loot designer bags, attacked 3 security guards with a hypodermic needle, claiming he had the AIDS virus.

A 79 year old woman was attacked as a mentally ill homeless man hit her in the face during a walk in Central Park at 5 in the afternoon.

At the high end Time Warner Center mall at Columbus Circle, a pervert followed a young woman into the second floor ladies restrooms and slithered like a eel into her stall under the spacious dividing wall, stood up in front of her with his pants down. That is a new one.

An elderly man randomly attacked two people with punches and 3 people, two woman and one man were fighting for and with a crutch in Kips Bay

A very stupid man from Stuyvesant Town invited a group of 7 men to hang at his apartment was subsequently beaten down and robbed of his valuables by them.

At a gas station in Inwood, a brawl broke out over someone cutting in front of two other customers which degenerated into shooting guns and a bullet wound up hitting a bystander operating a food cart.

 

And two bikers are robbing cellphones out of people’s hands in Midtown. Naive and impressionable people who are under the false sense of security hearing the repeated comparisons of crime rates of 25 years ago to now from our elected and appointed officials.

Bronx:

In Yonkers (yes, it’s not in the borough, but it’s close, same with Westchester), A 19 year old was stabbed to death at movie theater in the Ridge Hill shopping mall after a fight with the suspect in the lobby.

In Mount Eden, a man on parole got shot in the butt and died when the bullet traveled to his abdomen.

At a church in White Plains on Easter sunday, a crazed man was caught possessing a bb gun and a boxcutter before services started at 9 am

In Melrose, a man tried to rob a laundromat but grabbed a fire extinguisher damaging security cameras instead.

A cab driver, Ozone Park resident Hakirat Singh, picked up 4 inebriated customers in Manhattan on 30th st. and 8th avenue and drove them to East 165th street by Morissania. As he reached the destination, the passengers started badgering him about directions and starting yelling racial slurs and banging the partition. He pulled over to get rid of them and then one of the derelicts proceeded to damage his car by breaking his meter and punched him in the arm and stole his turban.

A 2 month old boy was beaten to a pulp at an apartment building in Mount Hope. This was discovered after 4 prior visits by the Administration Of Children Services.

Queens:

A man committed suicide by immolating himself in his car on the Cross Island Parkway in Bayside.

At a special needs school in Far Rockaway, a rabbi, Samuel Hiller stole government funds worth 5 million dollars for personal expenditures, luxury items and to launder money to his other summer camps.

A lunatic randomly smacked an 18 year old woman and an 83 year old man on the streets of Jackson Heights

A Man was shot twice in the head and chest and died in Bayswater Park in Far Rockaway

A taxi driver was robbed and assaulted by a man and woman in Jamaica, after the woman hailed him in downtown Brooklyn to take her to her mixed income apartment building to ambush him and take him for his fare and cellphone.

On Yellowstone Blvd. in Forest Hills a 73 year old woman was assaulted and robbed of her purse by a woman in a grey hoodie.

At a McDonald’s in East Elmhurst, a teenage male was punched in the face by an African American man wearing a Ralph Lauren grey hoodie (Apparently, Grey is the new orange).

In Jackson Heights, a deviant man attempted to rape a woman after repeatedly punching her and fled when the victim fought back

Also in Jackson Heights, an 85 year old man was accosted by some man who inquired if he was American. The elderly man replied and the jerk accused him of attacking immigrants and then punched him in the eye with his glasses still on and knocked him out cold. The NYPD is not classifying this as one of those vaunted “hate crimes”. The victim,

During a financial dispute, two men were fighting inside a house in Howard Beach that spilled onto the sidewalk which led one of the brawlers to bust out his shotgun in the vicinity of a catholic school.

Staten Island:

A teenager got stabbed multiple times by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend at a house party on Koch Blvd.

A pregnant woman got shot from crossfire on a street in Stapleton during a stroll with her mom and boyfriend.

Criminal activity on the worst fucking transit system in the world:

At the 14th street station on the F Line, Bonnie Currie was entering the train at 4:20 am and was molested on the platform by deranged stalker. After warding him off, the perpetrator proceeded to shove her onto the train tracks, leaving her with injuries to her  wrist, shoulder and femur.

On the D train line by Grand Concourse in the Bronx, a man accused a 64 year old commuter of filming him on his smart phone and assaulted him and attempted to steal his phone.

At Penn Station, commuters were scrambling for safety after a misunderstanding of gunfire going off when cops used a stun gun to detain a man.

At the Hoyt/Schemerhorn station, an idiot tried to bribe cops with 50 large so he can avoid paying the $2.75

At the Union Square station at 4:45 pm, a man groped a woman with his cellphone

A stupid fucking idiot was filming himself standing on the top of moving train cars on the N and W lines in Astoria.

On the L line heading to south Brooklyn, a serial thief slashes the pockets of sleeping passengers and steals their cellphones.

In a correlating rebuke to the proposal to shut down Rikers Island, in a borough jail in Kings County, the Brooklyn Detention Complex, a correction officer was dragged down the stairs and beaten by 3 gang members at 12 in the afternoon.

At the Holland St. station in Rockaway Park at 4:30 pm, two men having a dispute by the staircase escalated into a brawl leading to one of them being slashed in the face, arm and thigh.

A belated happy earth day and 4/20 citizens.

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Requiem For A Public Servant And Death Metal Drummer

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William Tolley

A firefighter tragically died as the ladder he was on clearing smoke from an apartment building roof in Ridgewood malfunctioned and he fell 5 stories to the ground. This is the second death involving city emergency units, the other being the tragic death caused by a rabid drug fueled thug to courageous EMT worker and single mother Yadira Arroyo.

William Tolley was not only a 12 year veteran of the FDNY, but an accomplished and acclaimed musician of death metal band Internal Bleeding that had fans spanning the world. They have 2 eps and 5 albums, including 2 sensational releases from the past 3 years.

Truly a terrible loss to the community and music world. What music he could have made with his band when he retired, because death metal is the only rock and roll music with any vitality and he surely would have had a full time career fulfilling his talent.

 

 

The Music Industry Is Directly Killing Rock Music

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There is something strange going on in the realm of popular music. And it’s not just the dearth of solid albums (except by the two subjects at hand) and well crafted anthemic songs of universal appeal. It’s not even the glaringly and distressingly obvious fact that there isn’t any revolutionary music being made considering the sign of the times under the aegis of HyperNormalisation and the dominance of plutocratic and autocratic leaders, widening economic disparity and the existential threat against knowledge, information and privacy (I’ll get to these later).

Judging by the recent incidents involving two legendary and successful bands spanning 3 and 4 decades, it looks like there is an attempt by the consortium of corporate music distribution and promotion to destroy rock and roll.

Consider the incident at the Coachella Festival last week with headliner Radiohead.

The band was at the end of their song “Ful Stop” when a abrupt “boop” cut the sound off. Members of the band walked off the stage to see what the hell happened. When they followed up with their classic “The National Anthem” the sound crashed again and cut it off mid song and they walked off the stage. After a long delay and some wisecracking and banter by frontman Thom Yorke, the sound came back in the middle of “Street Spirit (Fade Out)”. They followed this fracas with a jokey sluggish rendition of their worst but most popular song “Creep”. The audience, sounding equally stoned and annoyed, cheered on and the show went on.

This got a lot of national news attention for something as seemingly benign as technical difficulties, which isn’t hard because what passes for televised journalism is 60% viral videos. But mishaps like this doesn’t usually happen to big headliners, at least not Radiohead, who I have seen 4 times and they never had these problems with their own shows. They have played this festival and the many other multi-day ones in the past decade surely without a hitch, but there is something about this one that is off-putting. It seems that in spite of their popularity, which has crossed over to a new generation, that the band is being undermined. And it could be because this band’s music delves into myriad issues from politics, love, alienation isolation, music that provokes thought and expression.

And in this era of manufactured consent and content, that is an inconvenient problem for the new powers that be.

Also a threat to said powers is music that is aggressive and just flat out fucking rocks.

Take the peculiar case of Metallica at this years Grammy awards show, and the penultimate disrespect towards them by those in charge.

What was initially confusing and eccentric about this pairing turned into a blatant act of artistic sabotage by the Grammy producers. Everything about this pseudo-inspired duet made no sense, especially from the side of the one time residents of Jamaica, Queens. Metallica weren’t nominated for anything but they recently put out their stunning comeback album a few months earlier. Lady Gaga, despite releasing her pretty good album Joanne was not even nominated either for the worthless dubious award. The only thing that has precedence involving The Fame Monster with offbeat duets was her sensational album with Tony Bennett.

The abomination starts with the tranny actress Laverne Cox from the hyped streaming bingeing show Orange is the New Black, introducing Metallica and Ms. Germanotta without mentioning the band’s name. Giving the audience the ludicrously false impression that a band that has sold over 100 million albums worldwide was her backup group

The song starts, and there are a bunch of extras on the stage and in the crowd assembled below simulating thrashing about and slam dancing, which long time heavy metal DJ Eddie Trunk rightly compared to a scene from the atrocious Broadway musical Rock Of Ages. Then when James starts to sing, there’s nothing for entire verse. Gaga starts singing and is having trouble keeping up with the ferocity and speed of the song, and does ridiculous gyrations all the while. She doesn’t notice James is off until the chorus and winds up sharing her mic with him. It gets even more retarded as when Kirk goes into his blistering solo, the camera remains on Gaga as she does a stage dive into the models in the assembled crowd. It ends with both artists humiliated with James kicking his mic stand and throwing his Gibson Destroyer guitar across the stage in disgust as Lady Gaga crouched by the drumriser like a mental patient.

It should be noted that the band that actually won the Grammy this year was ex-bandmate Dave Mustaine and his band Megadeth, which the producers regaled with by playing Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

This isn’t the first time Metallica got insulted by the dubious music awards show. When these annual arbiters of musical taste decided to deign to the metal genre by giving them a category in 1989, they had the band show up and perform “one” in it’s entirety, only to give the award to Jethro Tull.

Metallica has been around since 1983, they are arguably the only rock and roll band to release 5 classic albums in a row. They have made a glut of terrible albums and bad judgements over a decade (the Load albums, Diaper and Pant, St Anger, the orchestra album, Lulu) and came back with a phenomenal album that puts today’s crop of snowflake bands to shame. But it may have been too strong, and they are certainly, being in their 50’s, too old.

What makes this almost a conspiracy is the correlation of these disasters since they were ostensibly to promote Lady Gaga, who also happened to be the headliner of the festival the day after Radiohead. Why, especially since her new album is not selling as well like her last proper album and the last hit album she made was old standards with Mr. Bennett.

Add to the fact that the music industry is run by just  3 major labels (and a comparably minor glut of indie labels),  commercial and satellite radio is run by 3 corporations (clear channel, Iheartradio) and festival and individual concert promotion is run by 2 (AEG, Livenation) and that is a disturbing amount of consolidation that you don’t dare offend or mess with the machinations of.

That’s what makes this so fishy. Although this actually may have started in the late 90’s with the boy bands and disney sluts (and is still continuing), recent preventable mishaps like this just seem too timely. And that’s including the Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve meltdown. It’s like they don’t want this generation to embrace the legends and want to stifle anything new, steer them to irrelevance and regulate them to the oldies circuit or retirement.

This may be truly the beginning of the end of musical expression or maybe the bastardization of it (check out Zakk Sabbath. yuk). And as mentioned, the lack of protest music, in addition to quality lasting music is distressing. With the exception of death metal, which is limited by indecipherable vocals, there is no loud, fast, aggressive and most importantly passionate music out there to get the kids riled up or even think for themselves, the reality of their surroundings or the state of the nation and the world. Basically, there is no punk music. Or even a rock version of Kendrick Lamar or Run The Jewels.

And the music industry with these recent acts of artistic sabotage, are willfully exacerbating it. And are complicit with the widespread malaise.

What needs to stop the consortium of lame music is a malignant tumor in the form of raging uncompromising rock and roll band or more preferably a metal up the ass to all these promoters, labels and radio stations again. It’s the circle of life after all.

Executive Carnage On The Eve Of 100: Executive Producer In Chief Trump Greets His Cultural Muses

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Washington D.C., America

I used to be fans of the Nuge and the Kid. I still adore Tina Fey. Oh wait that’s the repulsive former half-governor/worst vp candidate Sarah Palin.

The most offensive thing about this picture is that Figurehead Trump has now solidified and established my depiction of him by meeting and greeting with supporters instead of conducting crucial foreign policy decisions like the current missile crisis and war ratcheting with North Korea, Syria and Iran, leaving it up to that opportunistic christian hypocrite chump Pence and greedhead redneck Tillerson. This in addition of having 2 tax dollar hemorrhaging easter egg events at the cost of you, the people while Kim Manchild was shooting off missiles and showing war agitprop.

Donald Trump, the elected president, by relinquishing and dispensing his decision making duties and responsibilities to his VP, Secretary Of State, and his generals, is now a de facto executive producer, no different than he was when he still got that credit on the last season of the celebrity apprentice. As he and his third wife, his sons, daughter and son-in-law get to hedonisticaly enjoy the spoils of his entitlement entrusted by you, the people.

To quote Rick James from the writings of the late lamented Charlie Murphy, they never should have given these niggas money.

Just a reminder to all those christians that voted for Don Worthless, this is the company he keeps-

Marginal Victims Unit: Biker Succumbs To Injuries After Getting Crushed By A Box Truck In Fatal Incident On East 9th Street And The Dubious Investigative Conclusion

 

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On April 5th at 7:20 am, a woman was riding to work when she was cut off by a box truck in a merging bike and vehicle lane on the west corner of East 9th street and 1st avenue. She wound up underneath the back wheel of the truck and sustained critical head, leg and internal injuries that led to her death a week later.

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A few days after her death, the NYPD’s report by Detective Ahmad Nasser on the accident determined that the biker, Kelly Hurley, slipped as the truck driver crossed from the very right side of the street, colliding with the prone biker after her spill.

DNA info:

The 31-year-old cyclist who last week died of her injuries after being struck by a box truck on First Avenue had slipped and fallen off her bike before the fatal collision, according to an NYPD spokesman.

The truck driver made the left turn from the rightmost lane and did not have the crossover mirror required by city law for large trucks with front blind spots, the spokesman said. 

Kelly Hurley, a studio manager for the SoulCycle on West 27th Street, was approaching East Ninth Street as she traveled up the First Avenue bike lane when she fell off her bike, according to NYPD spokesman Detective Ahmed Nasser.

“She fell off the bike then slid under the truck,” Nasser told DNAinfo New York.

The box truck was making a left turn onto Ninth Street from the rightmost lane, cutting across four lanes of traffic before hitting Hurley, according to both Nasser and the Department of Transportation. The truck driver had come to a complete stop before making the abrupt left turn, said Nasser.

The driver received a summons for not having a crossover mirror, which is required on large trucks so that the drivers can see pedestrians directly in front of them that may otherwise fall in the driver’s blind spot, according to the Department of Transportation.

There is so much wrong with this assessment and conclusion that it defies belief. Especially the laws of physics.

First off, how did she slip? It was a sunny morning, so the asphalt was bone dry. The woman also is a professional biker being an instructor at a Soulcycle gym. And second, where was this truck located as the driver decided to make that sharp left to turn west on 9th? Third, how fast was he going since the impact was enough that the victim wound up under the back wheel of the truck?

Apparently after community outrage from the citizenry from a seemingly dismissive conclusion from the authorities, the NYPD offered up a clarification or what might be an update of the happenings that morning in addition to further investigating the driver’s recklessness.

DNA info: NYPD Plans to Recommend Charges for Truck Driver in Fatal Bike Collision

The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad plans to recommend charges against the truck driver who fatally struck 31-year-old cyclist Kelly Hurley at the corner of First Avenue and East Ninth Street, according to the unit’s commanding officer.

The squad, which investigates collisions to determine causation and possible criminality, has reviewed video footage of the April 5 collision that resulted in Hurley’s death and plans to recommend the Manhattan District Attorney charge the 59-year-old box truck driver who plowed into Hurley as she attempted to ride through a green light at the intersection.

The investigation is still ongoing, and ultimately the District Attorney’s office will determine whether the driver faces criminal charges, but the squad will do its best to hold him accountable, said Lieutenant Brian Reynolds at Tuesday’s Ninth Precinct community council meeting.

“It’s very tragic. I can only promise you that myself and my detectives will ensure that if we can hold the driver accountable, we will, but a thorough investigation has to get done first,” said Lieutenant Reynolds.

“My own opinion is, I’m going to be recommending the driver be held accountable,” he continued. “I can’t explain to you exactly what it’s going to be right now, but after what I’ve seen, he’s going to be held accountable, at least on my end from my office.” Reynolds said it was too soon to say what charges exactly the truck driver would face, though the squad has been evaluating whether the driver failed to yield. Reynolds also clarified comments made Monday by an NYPD spokesman who had said Hurley slipped off her bike prior to the collision. Hurley had intentionally dismounted the bike in an attempt to avoid the truck, Reynolds said.

“Ms. Hurley tried her best to avoid the truck, but unfortunately she couldn’t,” he said. “She put the bike down and slid underneath the truck, and the rear tires landed on top of her.”

I am no detective, but I am a lifelong bike rider who has witnessed and has been subjected to the reckless driving of stupid, distracted and territorial assholes of both vehicles and bicycles. And by the looks of this, going by personal and professional experience, the driver must have been speeding to get to the corner first and he would have not even bothered to look at the required mirror if he had one. Then there is the motive of the biker, how the hell did or even why would she put her down first if a truck was barrelling towards her from across the street? If she was aware of that, in the amount of time she allegedly put her bike down, wouldn’t she have just backed up to the sidewalk instead of remaining in the street? Or was it another case of wind force?

The second assessment seems as if to mollify all those concerned with the utter lack of justice and terrible indifference to the Ms. Hurley, and more like a preemptive defense hearing for the still unidentified box truck driver (Why won’t the NYPD disclose this information?).

Supposedly there is video footage of the incident before the collision. I was wondering that too when I read about this. If this guy cut across 4 lanes of traffic, he must have been speeding up 1st avenue and started to turn halfway on the block between 8th and 9th streets and then collided into the victim. So in conclusion, but without the necessity of forensics, Ms. Hurley had absolutely no time to slip or place her bike down. She only fell off her bike because she was hit by a truck. The speeding box truck by the reckless, selfish, foolish unidentified driver caused her fall by hitting her. Even the fact she had the right of way didn’t matter because of the fact that this idiot driver shot across the street in the manner of a bullet fired from a gun.

This was an act of involuntary and vehicular manslaughter.

Theoretically going by the way the cops assigned are treating this case, it seems to unequivocally a cover up to undermine this woman’s horrible and preventable death so it doesn’t negatively effect the stats of Mayor De Faustio’s Vision Zero Tunnel program, and some innocent person following the rules of the road and still getting unnecessarily killed will just stand in the way of claiming progress in road safety at future press conferences.

All one can do if anyone decides to commute by bike, which is constantly being promoted by the city, and going by these reports, is be aware of your surroundings at all times to the point of paranoia. Most of all, don’t put your bike down when a 2 ton vehicle comes careening from across the road or street.

Hopefully, medical procedures will advance were it will be possible to graft working eyes to the sides of the head like a fish, because that would have been the only way to see where this imbecile driver was coming from to evade getting slaughtered.

Executive Carnage at 13 Weeks: Committee Malfeasance, Alternative Complicity And Beautiful Nepotism, And Cake And Armaments

     Thanks, Keith

Mar-A-Lago Country Club, The Weekend White House, Miami, Florida

It is now officially the 13th week of the Figurehead Trump Presidency and it has culminated in a modern day missile crisis with a fellow jackass leader that had a country handed to him by inheritance, riots in the streets over Trump’s evasiveness about his personal taxes in the past 2 decades, deluding federal investigations over his election victory and what’s close to looking like Russian influence and acts of treason by wealthy campaigners, and shoddy foreign policy making by the Figurehead’s son-in-law and daughter and incompetent bombing missions by his appointed generals.

It’s looking clearer minute by minute that machinations behind the revolting successful presidential campaign of Don Worthless of shady Russian ties with the hapless shenanigans of David “Nunbnuts” Nunes.

While the FBI way belatedly figured out that the hacking of Hillary’s campaign staffs and the DNC’s phones, laptops or pads were from sources connected to Russian spy agencies and used world renowned hacker Glucifer 2.0 as a channel as they were combing North,Central and South America searching for Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey, Our Figurehead got the word that his 5th avenue ugly ass skyscraper home tower was under surveillance by the feds for some reasons. At the bequest of our complicity and corruption prone leader, he wanted to know why there was so much surveillance in his luxury monolith and wanted concrete evidence that it was at the behest of the last president so his social media feeds would have validity.  David did his best Maxwell Smart/Ace Ventura impression and hid from his colleagues in the Intelligence Committee to get whatever incriminating intel or discussions of interest of the wiretaps like a good lapdoggie to his voter-elected boss. Supposedly, Nunbnuts got this intel from leaks in the White House, which Trump usually frowns upon when similar venues get used to expose flaws and burgeoning rivalries among his cabinet and staff. Because of this idiocy, Nunbnuts has been deposed and relieved of his duties to this allegedly independent and tax payer money wasting committee which found no truth to another one of the Figurehead’s twitter troll screeds.

As another one of Trumpy’s conspiracy theories was debunked as with his prior fever delusions and mass media distractions of inauguration day crowd size and those millions of illegal citizen votes in blue states, his offspring and protege son-in-law have taken on bigger roles in their lives revolving around their father’s (and father-in-law) prior and new responsibilities in enriching himself even more.

After the massive failure in his attempt to implode or explode the Affordable Care Act, content with letting the program kill itself leaving mass casualties, and in way punish his young ward Jared “8 up” Kushner for going skiing as him and everyone in D.C. was bickering over the offensive replacement to ACA, Skipper Trump symbolically punished his figurative Gilligan to new assignments involving drug addiction and foreign policy and relations, the latter basically picking up slack or undermining real Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson so he can avoid going to nations that are deemed a threat and probably didn’t have prior deals with his current former business Exxon. Apparently this seemingly royal appointment to the Figurehead’s son in law has turned out to be an executive power move and gave Jared more influence and authority.

But the optics of Trump’s decision isn’t making good impressions for the U.S. as a superpower.

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As with everything involving this shitswirl labyrinth administration, Kushner, close advisor to his daddy-in-law and now virtually a one man staff of the state department, had ties and held talks with a Russian banker with a background in military intelligence and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kilsiak during the transition phase to the White House. But since he’s married to the first daughter/second lady and not General Mike Flynn, according to our opportunistic elected leader, the convenience of being the President not having a conflict of interest can easily be applied to those who he chooses. Ahh, the beauty that is nepotism, right blind trust holder co-executive Eric Trump?

The younger Mr Trump recently faced a barrage of criticism for arguing that nepotism was a “factor of life” but, instead of retracting this assessment, he goes further by arguing it was completely logical for his father to appoint him to look after the family’s business interests.

“You trust the people who are closest to you. Who is he going to trust most to run a company? He is going to trust somebody who he trusts implicitly,” he says.

“He knows I care about the family. He knows I care about the brand. He knows I deeply care about the properties, our amazing teams. And he knows I’m going to do everything I can humanly possible to take care of that.

 

“Is that nepotism? Absolutely. Is that also a beautiful thing? Absolutely. Family business is a beautiful thing. The same applies for Ivanka. Ivanka is by his side in Washington.”

Mr Trump argues that a family member was more likely to tell the President “no disrespect but you might want to think about this” or “maybe you crossed the line here” rather than someone who “will say yes just because you happen to be the boss.”

          The Telegraph UK

Beautiful. And with this defiant arrogant justification and lame attempt to show encouraging transparency, and also showing a display of genetic brashness and stupidly incriminating himself (if that’s possible now) and his dad, he recently announced that he is giving quarterly reports to the commander-in-chief Figurehead about the businesses that he falsely divested himself from since taking over the reins of the nation’s economy and nuclear codes.

Being a layman when it comes to running a business, but aren’t distributing these reports the usual process for evaluation by a chief executive of a company or companies? Emoluments and complicity be damned. Aren’t laws being broken and conflicts committed in plain sight being brazenly committed here?

“The President can’t have a conflict of interest” said Donald J. Trump to Lesley Stahl on 60 minutes. He also said he can shoot somebody on the street and nothing would happen.

Speaking of incriminating one self and others related to you and the uncertainty of the and current lack of consequences, Ivanka extolled some similar bullshit in an attempt to whitewash all the blatant civic and political malfeasance going on in the White House and everywhere in the free and non-free world the Trump brand is laid, now that her poppop has given her an official advisor role in the plutocabinet:

What we have here, in a nod to the now hardly visible game show model presenter Kelly Ann Conway, is alternative complicity.

That should temporarily put the nation to rest easier, knowing that the kakistocracy and kleptocracy that will further enrich all under the Brand Of Trump and all those elected refusing to investigate these blatant violations in the House and Senate by the Cesspool On The Potomac, will keep the nation’s economy remaining robust and security remaining strong, right?

Wrong.

After assurances by the real Secretary Of State Tillerson, top UN diplomat Nikki Haley, and months after a secret meeting in the winter with the dictator of Syria by Congresswoman and either future Defense Secretary or Vice President Tulsi Gabbard, our nation decided not to interfere with the government process and ongoing civil wars of that nation.

Then a day later, chemical weapons were disbursed in a rebel held city causing the deaths of hundreds of citizens. So with all this diplomatic leeway, the next day President Assad decides to commit genocide.

The reaction by the general public was furious, and according to kid brother Eric, so devastating and upsetting to sis and new advisor Ivanka that Trump, during an opulent dinner and dessert featuring, reverentially detailed by the Figurehead as the biggest piece of chocolate cake he’s ever seen, so big and delicious that he flustered to remember what country he was attacking, ordered his military to drop bombs on Syria’s war plane air fields. This was the second time Trump ordered a military mission during dinner, the last being the disastrous raid in Yemen that killed civilian women and children and a Navy Seal.

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Dramatization of cake described by Don

Despite the perceived success of the mission and the aesthetics described by discredited anchorman now drooling M.I.C. stenographer sycophant Brian Williams as he butchered Leonard Cohen lyrics, the beautiful and costly weapons ($54,000,000) only hit less than half of it’s targets and Assad was able to send planes on bombing missions the next day. Speaking of sycophants, none worse than our elected members of congress, whom were not even counseled about this attack as standard procedure is to get congressional approval to order them, the majority of them praised the decision made by our determined leader anyway.

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So much for all the rhetoric by these established and college educated officials about the mental capacities of their chief executive.

The reasons are plentiful and not at all cynical for this attack. That Trump may have personally profited yet again from his policies. That this was a vain attempt to bolster his approval rating. That this was just an arbitrary reaction because of the weapons used since regular bombs that destroy villages and kill civilians, especially children and babies are basically permitted, especially by royal empirical dictators we like and have businesses in their wealth segregated cities there. That this was spurred by what is now being determined as a false flag attack comparable to the Gulf Of Tonkin, since Assad is claiming he never sent planes with sarin bombs and the actual bomb was and I.E.D. set off in the ground by an Al Qaeda squadron. And despite Trump’s proclaimed strategy of not giving the enemy warning or a schedule when he would strike, him or his staff informed Russia that they were attacking so they can move any troops they have stationed there. So much for further legitimization for impeachment hearings.

Then during the high holy week of the Catholic, Christian, Baptist and Jewish faiths, Figurehead Trump orders to drop the biggest, the baddest and the motherist of all bombs on a camp in Afghanistan on an Isis faction, killing close to 100 of them. Reportedly, the Taliban felt temporarily relieved although not much grateful, they are still our adversary there as our nation is approaching 20 years in combat in that mountainous and lucrative poppy and natural gas filled nation.

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This should answer your question, Pink

Ultimately it’s turning out that this is an attempt, and in the wake of confirming the nation’s draconian budget coming in May filled with billions more for more beautiful weapons and cuts to the American infrastructure, science, culture and livelihoods, to intimidate and diminish the military might of North Korea. A nation like us now who for decades prioritize the preparedness for war and who has nuclear capabilities, and like us (more extremely though) is willing to starve it’s citizens to maintain the M.I.C. there.

I don’t want to undermine the severity of the geopolitical climate right now, but with Pence making this announcement while Trump golfs every weekend in his chill out resort and attends an easter egg hunt obnoxiously arranged by his resurfaced wife in Mar-A-Lego for their wealthy clientele instead of the traditional White House, it can’t be any more clearer who is really running this country right now. Especially after the recent decision to defund Planned Parenthood.

Is this what the people asked for when they entrusted Trump with their vote, as with the recent decision to give up their 1st and 4th amendment rights and personal privacy for their internet usage for telecom corporations to sell and profit from?

And what of the fourth estate of what passes for responsible journalism, as with the lobotomized responses and observations of Brian Williams and Fareed Zakaria, the latter who basically called the Figurehead full of shit a week earlier, is now praising him for changing his mind and opinions on everything he espoused to pander and garner votes from the people.

And now we got disparate ideological groups rioting in the streets just for rightfully demanding to see Trump’s tax returns

And so this existential madness rambles on as if to normalize every cynical thing about the recent historical and current workings of governmental process. And possibly that the Trump presidency is just a spin off reality show bred from his NBC series. The position of chief executive is now officially the Chief Executive Producer. Every time he announces some proposal he does it to build suspense as if to get people to stay tuned for the next episode.

No matter how much they try to normalize this in order to keep the people undistracted from such established widespread bullshit so to keep working and contributing a fifth of their paycheck to keep this systemic farce running…

New Bad Days 11: The Brooklyn Brand Is Not Looking So High End And Hip In The Past 48 Hours.

We are so much better than this.

Brooklyn:

A man was shot in a playground in Williamsburg at 9:00 p.m. and later died.

Also in Williamsburg, a man fell off a building balcony and plummeted to his death. The incident was upgraded from suicide to murder.

And again in Williamsburg, where the rents are stupid retarded high, a gay couple were accosted by two teenagers shouting bigoted slurs and threw a brick at them.

Once again in Williamsburg, where luxury grey and black tumorous towers loom across the street from rent-stabilized sturdy apartments, at the Bedford Ave. L train station in Brooklyn, a MTA worker caught a derelict urinating between cars and had police remove the pisser from the train was stalked, assaulted with punches and strangled by a dickhead thug commuter who defended the foul whizzer and did not appreciate what he determined as “snitching”.

In Flatbush at 11 p.m. a man was shot after he heard a knock and opened his door to the shooter. He died hours later.

In East New York, a woman bystander was grazed by a stray bullet from a hail of gunfire that was coming from a Foot Locker store nearby.

In Bensonhurst, Arcelay Camilo went on a robbery spree impersonating a cop clad in a polo shirt with a shield emblazoned on it.

A woman who edits the popular regional website Brownstoner, Cate Corcoran was slashed across the face by a crook who stole her iphone on the C train in Bed-Stuy.

At Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights, during some roller skating discount, melees broke out among the groups. A single 15 year old girl was punched by another girl and then was surrounded by 6 more girls and was beaten down by the group and robbed of her iphone. And in another incident at the same park, 2 teenage boys, ages 16 and 18 were accosted by a gang of kids, one of them brandishing a gun, and were beaten and robbed of their valuables, notably (just guess) an iphone and a Salvatore Ferragano belt.

Salvadore Ferragamo belt, where is some access hollywood reporter when you need one? Hey what are you getting bludgeoned or shot for?

Bronx:

In Belmont a 19 year old man was shot in the neck on the street late afternoon at 5:10 p.m.

Queens:

A man robbed a NYCB bank in Howard Beach and tried to escape by hiding in a nursing home.

At John Bowne High School in Flushing, 3 kids were caught with knives trying to enter the school. A kid assaulted a cop trying to break up a fight he was involved in. And another 3 teens (possibly the same ones) stabbed a 16 year old in a hallway by the cafeteria.

A homeless man, robbed 4 churches of different faiths in Elmhurst, Corona & Flushing. His motive was that he was on a mission against God.

A contractor, Declan McElhatton, was charged with arson for illegaly using a torch that caused a massive blaze in an Elmhurst apartment building that left 67 families homeless.

Manhattan:

At the East Broadway F train station in Chinatown/L.E.S., a transit worker cleaning turnstiles was assaulted and attacked with pepper spray by a woman farebeater.

A man committed suicide by jumping out a window of the Helmsley Tower in Midtown, a week after a banker swindled by Bernie Madoff jumped to his death out of a hotel window 2 blocks away.

A man was stabbed twice by his cousin in Soho on W Houston St. and Broadway.

And an aspiring rapper named Ju was slashed in the face with a blade in the East Village. He tried to take an Uber car to the hospital, which the driver later kicked him out for getting blood on it. The victim was subsequently arrested after being treated for stitches for prior trespassing violations.

The suspects, 5 of them, are still on the loose

 

New Bad Days X: Child Predators Edition

Rainford Salmon channeling Fagin

Brooklyn:

In Crown Heights, a gang member and convicted burglar, Rainford Salmon, trained kids in the neighborhood to break into apartments and steal valuables. Taking literary license from Dickens’ Oliver Twist’s fiendish character Fagin with the same ignominious manner as Mayor De Faustio is unwittingly using from the “Tale Of Two Cities” that has caused widening economic discrepancy in the 5 boroughs.

In Cypress Hills (not Cyprus Hills, Gothamist), a deranged mumbling man and former gang member, Rafael Martinez, tried to abduct a 4 month old baby girl from her mother, Yubarbina Peña at the J train station Alabama Ave. Mrs. Pena and her mother-in-law valiantly fought off the lunatic with the aid of another commuter leading to the culprit’s arrest.

Manhattan:

In Morningside Heights, a 12 year old boy was the intended target as shots were fired at a barber shop.

Let’s be extra careful out there citizens. And it’s Easter time, so remember keep smiling.

New Bad Days 9: Territorial Subway Seat Hoggers Brutally Attack 2 Commuters, Street Fighting Turds, Daylight Purse Snatching And Cat Burglarizing, And Some Nut Entitled To Pie.

Manhattan:

In the Bowery train station on the Lower East Side, a gang of  6 African-American men (pictured above) ganged up on and assaulted 2 commuters after one of them, aged 53, asked one of the suspects to make room on the seating area so he could sit down. The younger commuter, aged 30, engaged in an argument with one of the suspects which escalated into a fight as the assailant’s friends proceeded to join in on the beat down of the 30 year old. One of the suspects pulled out a hammer and repeatedly beat the victim with it. As the older commuter went to protect his friend, the gang jumped off the train and fled from the crime scene.

Also on the Lower East Side, at a trendy bar called “Libation” a fight broke out and spilled onto the street and one of the patrons took out a box cutter and slashed his opponent in the face.

In Yorkville, a mentally disturbed man attempted to steal an Entermann’s cherry pie without paying. As he was stopped by employees of the store, the pie thief reacted violently as he snatched a chain off of one of them and swung it at the worker and then grabbed an umbrella nearby and started swinging at other workers trying to restrain him.

 

Brooklyn:

In a catering hall in Flatlands, shots were fired at a girl’s sweet sixteen party.

Also in Flatlands, A 16 year old boy raped a 14 year old girl in a homeless shelter.

In the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene, a man was stabbed to death inside his apartment.

In Williamsburg, a 15 year old kid walking down the street was approach by a young man soliciting money when he suddenly punched him in the face, causing the victim to drop his phone as the suspect picked it up and ran away with it.

Also in Williamsburg, a truck driver driving while intoxicated high on pot ran over an 11 year old girl leaving her with critical internal injuries.

Bronx:

In Kingsbridge, an 83 year old woman was robbed of her purse and knocked to the ground by a woman in her 20’s.

In Fordham, at 11:30 AM, a burglar climbed a fire escape and broke into an apartment and stole close to $2,000 worth of jewelry

Queens:

In Woodside, a trio of burglars broke into a 60 year old woman’s apartment and stole 4,000 dollars, jewelry and electronic items at 9:30 in the morning.

In Forest Hills, a 70 year old woman was knocked to the ground and robbed of her purse. Reportedly, the suspect may have been involved in similar incidents in the vicinity.

New Bad Days Focus Edition: Looks Like The Mayor And The NYPD Overlooked Something Before Bragging About Historic Lower Crime Stats-Fatal Heroin And Myriad Opioid Overdose Epidemic And Other Dumb And Costly Policing Procedures

NY Daily News: Opioid overdoses killing New Yorkers at record pace

Heroin needles in their arms. Prescription painkillers swallowed or crushed and snorted. And gel scraped from fentanyl patches eaten by abusers.

These are the ways a record number of New Yorkers — about 1,300 people — fatally overdosed last year. That’s more than twice the number of people who were murdered or killed in car wrecks — combined.

Officials attributed about 80% of the overdoses to opioids; out of those, 90% were caused by heroin or fentanyl, a powerful synthetic drug.

I could recount to you story after story that would literally chill you,” Dermot Shea, the NYPD’s chief of crime control strategies, said Thursday. “Pregnant women overdosing. A couple, one is saved and an hour later we’re responding back to the same apartment for the other.”

The overall number of overdoses jumped about 39% last year from the year before. And the number of overdoses has more than doubled from two decades ago, prompting some health officials and cops to compare the opioid crisis to the crack epidemic of the ’80s and early ’90s.

The problem has gotten so bad, the NYPD has begun tracking opioid overdoses in “real time.” Every overdose report — from heroin or pain killers — is tracked in a system called RxStat — similar to the NYPD crime-tracking system CompStat — to identify “hot spots.”

While 1,300 people fatally overdosed in the city last year, 334 people were murdered and 225 died in car wrecks.

Between 2011 and 2015, heroin sales arrests in the city increased by 57%.

NY Daily News: Nine people overdose in 24-hour span amid New York City’s opioid epidemic

Nine people suffered overdoses across the city in a 24-hour period from Wednesday to Thursday — one of them in a bathroom at Macy’s in Herald Square.

The cluster of overdoses — four died and five survived — underscores the pervasiveness of the city’s opioid epidemic. In two of the cases, paramedics successfully administrated Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of opioids, including pain killers and heroin.

It’s good to see yeoman reporting and transparency and information coming from the NYPD, although if these were released earlier it would have interfered with a temporary self-celebratory photo exhibition and monthly press releases and comparative stats from ye bad old days of yore in the 80’s and early 90’s when crack cocaine was the scourge.

Speaking of crack, a diluted cheap free base version of cocaine, a lot of the smack distributed to customers were mixed with the synthetic but still deadly fentanyl.

I guess this unfortunate expose had to see daylight after the recent busts of a wretched violent drug consortium based in Queens and a massive Medicaid and Medicare embezzlement and drug dealing conspiracy led by a physician and a former assemblyman from Brooklyn and a spate of overdoses in cop centric Staten Island.

Credit undoubtedly goes to the solid police work to busting these ravenous bastards, but there is obviously a lot more outlets out there, and now they will be operating further underground and more stealth, but one can’t help wonder if this scourge exacerbated with the ubiquitous presence of Rite Aids, CVS’s, Walgreen’s and Duane Reades all over the 5 boroughs, with some that are literally on the same intersection on every corner.

So the tally of crime related deaths, and last time I checked, trafficking, selling, possessing and using heroin, a schedule 1 drug in company with the glorious kush, the sticky icky and medically beneficial marijuana, is a crime. And this crime  So with 1350 fatalities, an increase of 900 a year before, the total crime related deaths last year was 1,684 including murders.

Not very pretty at all.

Also not pretty and bordering on retarded was a cop’s urge to channel the spirit of Jack Palance and quoting Metallica’s song about the death penalty to ward off some trouble making kids near a high school in Midwood, Brooklyn:

What was this cop, still not identified a week later, so let’s call him Officer Twat, trying to accomplish here besides trying to provoke a confrontation no different than some gangbanger or the legendary outlaws I previously referred to. Especially Jack Palance in Shane:

Sometimes, with stupid shit being demonstrated like this, it makes you wonder if the ones given the responsibility to serve and protect the public from criminals are just itching to utilize the weapons they were assigned any chance they get, well, because they are there and it’s just a waste not using them like that. Like Figurehead Trump’s observation about our nuclear stockpile. It is really like the NYPD is trying to get sued. Like it hasn’t cost the taxpayers enough already.

Then there is this shit going on in Greenpoint, Brooklyn over a parking space, which is as much a rarity and as endangered as the polar bears in the arctic and a impenetrable defense from the Knicks. Apparently, the city saw quite a money largesse generator here.

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If you happen to own a motor vehicle and find yourself needing to park it in Greenpoint listen up, you will undoubtedly find what I am about to relay of the utmost interest.

See the highlighted area above? The one which seems to be demarcated as a legally permissible parking space if one consults the lines drawn on the street? Well, it is most decidedly not legal and has become quite the revenue mill for our traffic enforcement officials. I have seen (and in one case, photographed) “meter maids” loitering nearby— in one case, for nearly twenty minutes— waiting for someone to park in this space so he or she can issue the motorist a ticket.

Before I proceed I would like to make it known why this space is illegal. Some time ago there was work conducted on the street proper. It was by Con Ed, I believe. This required moving the bus stop for the B43 and B62 approximately fifteen feet to the north (or, referencing the above photo, to the right). Given buses need a wide berth of passage this change is quite understandable and indeed necessary. The question still arises as to why the lines on the street were not changed, but we’ll table that matter.

I know what you’re thinking:

Okay, so the bus stop was moved? What’s the big deal here?

Well this is where it gets interesting, gentle readers. You see this bus stop has since been moved yet again. This time to the south. It is presently located roughly in front of our local C-Town: 953 Manhattan Avenue

What I can tell you— because I have seen it with my own eyes and filmed it— is “traffic” has stepped up their game regarding the enforcement of this illegal parking space. They are no longer simply issuing tickets. They have started towing the vehicles outright. And, as of this morning, they are breaking into said misplaced vehicles if need be in order to tow them. Don’t take my word for it, watch for yourself. Seeing is truly believing.

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Given the NYPD, and specifically the 94th Precinct, have had a spate of bad publicity lately (I am being very kind here), one would presume, hope, they would be endeavoring to foster better “community relations”. However, stuff like this (enforcing an illegal parking space whose reason for being illegal in the first place is no longer extant) does the exact opposite. Want to (further) erode the respect and trust of the community one serves? This here example is a sterling way to do it.

And the insightful cherry on top of this arbitrary abuse of authority

Some can make the argument that the police are merely doing their job. This is a very short-sighted stance to take. The reality is the police cannot be everywhere and enforce every law all the time. They have to prioritize and enforcing this space (as illegal parking) has been made a priority. I want each and every one of you to think about this. I want you to ask yourselves why this is so (because I just spelled it out for you). Ca-CHING!

Indeed, The NYS also lays down the horrendous expenses for having the misfortune of doing the felonious deed of assuming the right to park in an ample space for a few hours or in front of your living space.

Heinous.

This is something to think about when it comes to other deployments to threats to living in a society, real or perceived. Like walking through a park at night in your own neighborhood or riding a bike cautiously crossing against the red with no one around (the Idaho stop), or even riding a bike around an obstruction as an illegally parked vehicle, building development or even a police car. Or even just conversing with friends on a sidewalk or stoop.

Despite all that, everything is just fine in the greatest city in the world. Except all that depressing heroin usage. Because of this, most of our cops now have to be babysitters for these junkies with naxolone at the ready, which will probably have to take over the space on their belts for those assigned with tasers. At least they will have a reason to use the naxolone though. And it’s reassuring they didn’t use the tasers as defibrillator substitution when naxolone or narcan wasn’t available. So we taxpayers dodged an expensive class action suit right there.

 

MTA, Re: Lefferts Blvd Station-The First Quarter Of The Year Is UP

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Richmond Hill, Queens, N.Y.

Where does the time go? It sure flies when you’re being stagnant, right MTA? Right Governor Cuomo? It’s April 9th as this is written and the station, 10 days after the first quarter of the year. While it has shown some improvement and new structure, is still one bottleneck forming staircase and inoperable elevator poor excuse for a station.

The stairs were supposed to be ready on April 1st. Can’t say enough about the uncanny scheduling as this has made fools of thousands of commuters. Although with the horrendous way the worst transit system in the fucking universe operates, sometimes at times these little big annoying things seem intentional.

Anyway, there was some encouraging things to see the other day in these first new days of spring as I actually saw life forms donning proper apparel and protective head wear, 3 of them, actually putting the pieces together on the looooooonnnnnggggg anticipated completion of the south stairway.

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I assure you readers, they were there, I saw them really. One of them actually turned around and saw me observing them and paused as if he recognized me. Another hardhat also suddenly stopped for a bit too. Noticing my smartphone and assuming correctly of it’s camera setting. But being respectful of people’s sensitivity, I waited till they went back to work to snap a pic so not to spark a confrontation and distract from the relevant matter of finishing this goddamn fucking staircase as soon as possible. You think 2 years to modernize a station would be long enough. Did the Empire State Building take this long to build? Hell Fucking NO. And it was built AHEAD of schedule by a week. This daily combination slog and eyesore is behind by at least a damn year and a half.

At least they noticed the health hazard bird shit partition and scoured as much as they could…

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…yet to no avail

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Yet they missed a lot of spots elsewhere

This delay is offensive enough. Really, MTA, you only got 3 contractors working on the weekend? So I had to be reminded again with a visit (can being reliant on the nearest subway entrance to commute count as a visit?) to the 86th street station in Yorkville about how the second avenue subway/galleria got the priority fast track so our megalomaniac ambitious governor had to build his pseudo legacy in real time with his command and worker bee swarm deployment to finish it on time. Well, more precisely for his stupid new years eve party.

Behold such envious beauty, although I take some smugness at the fact that after 4 months they have no one working the newsstand.

Admittingly, these are great pieces. It’s a fine reverential immortal tribute to NYC’s greatest songwriter that eradicates the stain of sweet Lou’s last aural shit sandwich collaboration with Metallica, Lulu (“I AM THE TABLE”, yes “I AM THE TABLE”). But come on, Chuck, as great as they are, 2 self-portaits? Is this why, as with the other 2 stations, it took so years to get the trains running down there? Well, they are there and they’re awesome so C’est La Vie, Que Sera Sera, IT IS WHAT IT IS (somebody brutally kill that last saying)

Hopefully, commuters will show up this lovely Monday morning to 2 staircases, if going by the might and skill of those 3 mortals can probably attest. I wouldn’t count on it at all since it still looks a bit skeletal and they have to move all that shit surrounding it. In all probability it might get done by Friday or maybe a strike of lightning by the Zeus of state officials, Mario’s son. He has plenty of time to wield his mighty authority to summon an army of flourescent safety vest clad drones to complete the task now that he is done crafting his vote pandering budget. Unless he has the misguided gumption of starting his 2020 presidential campaign early.