Meanwhile, On Obama Avenue


A petition that started off as a joke has now gained momentum and over 400,000 people have signed to rename a section of Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower to “Barack H. Obama Avenue.” As this would change the address for Trump’s penthouse, it’d also change it for his business, letterheads,  and each piece of mail delivered to Trump would have President Obama’s name on it. It would force Trump’s 2020 campaign to tell their Russian colluders to meet them at “Obama Avenue.”

Donald Trump has tried to rid the nation of Obamacare. He’s tried to change the name of Obamacare. He’s accused Obama of being born in Kenya and of wiretapping Trump Tower. He’s done everything he can to dismantle Obama’s legacy without once ever looking at policy details. He’s even accused Obama of messing up the air conditioning in the White House. Of course, he’s never given Obama credit for leaving him a great economy that even he hasn’t destroyed…yet.

There is a stumbling block to making Trump’s address 725 President Barack H. Obama Avenue. In New York City, the guidelines for renaming a street in Manhattan require the honoree be dead for at least two years, and the former president is very much alive. We don’t want to give Trump any ideas. But the rules allow exceptions and give the community board in Manhattan the discretion to disregard those guidelines in exceptional circumstances.

Keith Powers, the councilman who represents that address doesn’t like the idea. Not because he doesn’t want to disrespect Trump, but President Obama. He said, “I recognize and understand the great deal of support behind the petition to rename 5th Avenue in honor of President Obama. President Obama embodies the best of our political system and leaves a remarkable legacy. The classiest President of our time deserves better than being honored next to the home of Donald Trump. He has and will always deserve more than that.”

He has a point but it may be moot if renaming the street gives Trump a Twitter meltdown. Hell, it may be worth it if it makes Trump move out of New York City. New Yorkers do not like Donald Trump, probably because they have more experience with him than the rest of the country.

But it would be kind of an insult to President Obama. I’m also sure it’d be an insult to his daughters if we renamed Don Jr. and Eric to Sasha and Malia. If we changed Ivanka’s name to Bo, that’d be an insult to President Obama’s dog.

But if there’s a petition, where do I sign?

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  1. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:
    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    I have heard of people “counting their chickens before they hatch.”

    Don’t you think you should wait until after the “reports” come out because you might have to change Obama’s address to “Guantanamo Bay?” Wouldn’t want you to embarrass yourself.

    Love your sense of humor.



    1. When it’s true it’s not name calling. It’s known as being factual. Thank you for strengthening my statement.


      1. You got caught in the TSH TSH trap – TSH definition – anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland. – the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect. Sorry!

        Also, only true in the sense of the person using it.


  2. Off your rocker a little bit there eh nosensejane? Feeding trolls such as yourself can provide some very peculiar and interesting entertainment sometimes.


    1. There you go again – name calling. Thank you for the bully compliment. The Republic can survive an Obama, who is after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who voted for him.


      1. Pay attention please.

        Once again, it’s not name calling when it’s a fact. I haven’t resorted to calling you an idiot or a pig or anything of that sort, so because of that you have nothing.

        Thank you once again for strengthening my statements.


    1. No, the statements that prove you have no common sense and that you are a troll.

      Keep up the good work on proving me correct.


    1. Oh, and hungry nosensejane just keeps on eating!

      She’s so rabid she’s even lickin’ her fingers in anticipation. Like the Colonial said, “Finger lickin’ good!”

      I want to be able to reside in the fantasy world in which she (He? Who knows? You never truly know with those who are truly trolls.) resides. The world where you can’t swing a cat without whipping an Obama scandal and tRump is pure, evangelical and so obviously the “Chosen One”. Yeah, the “Chosen One”, for grabbing your pussy (Thanks Triumph!); unless of course you resemble a fat, ugly bitch like Rosie O’Donnell. (Your Orange Overlord’s words, not mine. Just borrowing…thanks dotard tRump!)

      I hope that you are way better skilled in your music and your love for sports. Because here, as I’ve typed before, You Have Nothing.

      Disappear nosensejane, before you get schooled further than which you can return.

      Sincerely, DC


  3. Before leaving the scene of this accident, it has been scrubbed with antiseptic due to bully behavior. Can we now indulge in an intelligent conversation which is – we seem to disagree and that is good.This is THE USA under Prez Trump. Just think – we have expressed our views. and now we will move on.

    You might want to check my blog out: Why the chicken crossed the road?


    1. Bully behavior. Like your false savior?

      tRump will mess up your mind.

      And I’ll never be sure why you crossed the road. I don’t speak chicken.


      1. I only have one savior, God. We had a choice in 2016 to save our country and the Constitution/freedom. Prez Trump is like the rest of us – which is – none of us are perfect.
        The Dem’s are not following the Constitution and want Socialism. Have you heard of #Walkaway movement?

        You have your right to what you want for the country.

        God Bless|!


  4. You live in an unrealistic bubble jane. tRump is nothing but a snake oil salesman that has pulled the wool over your eyes. And yes, like the rest of us, he is far from perfect. He is light years further from perfect than our last 44 presidents combined. A president that makes people think that horrible presidents such as Nixon and Baby Bush weren’t really all that bad when compared to the horror that is tRump…is BAD. I’m not only concerned about what is right for this country…and it certainly isn’t tRump…I’m concerned about the mental welfare of our citizens that don’t seem to notice or care about tRump’s personality and behaviour.

    If your saviour is God, then you need to take a moment and think to yourself…would God approve of the behaviour and actions of tRump? Would God be down with the cyberbulling and infidelity? Would God be alright with a completely narcissistic self-centered baby man that has shown not one shred of empathy towards anyone, especially those that he knows will not promote his brand in any way?

    I’ll be honest, I don’t know a whole lot about what or who you call God, which religion you practice or your general personality outside of being an internet troll. What I do understand though, are the teachings of Jesus Christ. Yes, Jesus Christ. He was a man that would have condemned the practices and behaviours of tRump. If Jesus were alive today, tRump would be cyberbulling him on twitter and probably attempting to find a way to give him what would be the equivalent of a modern day crucifixion.

    Dwell on that and get yourself out of the tRump cult.

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    1. “If your saviour is God, then you need to take a moment and think to yourself…would God approve of the behaviour and actions of tRump?”

      Obviously, s/he does or tRump wouldn’t’ve gotten in. (Notice I didn’t write ‘elected’; just ‘gotten in’.)

      Oh, BTW . . . I remembered the two (2) scandals of the truly-elected-twice President Obama’s terms: 1) FLOTUS Michelle Obama wore a sleeveless dress; and 2) POTUS wore a tan suit.

      (See my comment on sleeveless dresses here )

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      1. Why not? According to a certain part of the population, EVERYthing is determined by his/her deity. That’s why ‘thoughts and prayers’ are so prevalent after tragedies (natural and [wo]man-made) even though, by that logic, the tragedy ITSELF was caused/determined by the same deity to whom they are now praying. Yes, it’s a real conundrum, isn’t it . . . I’m sure glad it isn’t in MY life.

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