Friday, January 20, 2017

Mayor Dawn Zimmer marks national inauguration celebrations saluting the swearing in of the 45th President, Donald J. Trump

In a well-attended ceremony outside Hoboken City Hall Friday afternoon, an inaugural celebration on the American transfer of power with the swearing in of the 45th President Donald Trump was memorialized by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and other local officials.

Mayor Zimmer said the inaugural celebration was appropriate as "everyone is shaped by change coming to America" demanded by American voters last November with the majority voting against Hillary Clinton. "This was a change election, one tens of millions of Americans sought. Many said change would arrive in 2008 but Americans last November voted for change versus the offered transformation."

After leading a crowd of approximately 200 in the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Zimmer urged the crowd join her with the Hoboken High School Marching Band in singing, "God Bless America."

The following are excerpts from Mayor Zimmer's prepared remarks.

On our shared American heritage and political violence:
"We are first and foremost, Americans, and as citizens of this nation, we must respect the voices of our fellow Americans who delivered a clear message last November under our Constitutional electoral guidelines. Donald Trump earned over 300 electoral votes winning 30 of 50 states and 3,084 counties out of 3,141 nationwide. This electoral victory signals new leadership and a new path for our nation and we must support our shared American values as one nation and one people.

As we celebrated MLK Day earlier this week, we must follow in the echo of his footsteps. Violence, bitterness and antipathy as a counterpoint to free and fair elections must never be the path. As elected officials who've sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution, we must never be silent when political violence is tacitly endorsed and erupts as last night in Washington at the Deploraball. Americans demand respect for our shared values, national heritage and the vote so we move forward as one nation. Forward!"

Global Warming
Speaking to an issue of frequent interest in the past, the mayor added, "While some of us feel threatened by climate change, the United States is not the problem globally as China and India are the nations impacting carbon emissions far outpacing the US and the rest of the world. We must redouble our efforts there even as America is moving decisively toward energy independence with clean coal and greater shale resources, an objective many did not foresee or seek in our lifetime. Progressive ideals necessitate as many of us as possible move to China and India and remain there as long as possible for this dire fight, whether as legal migrants or undocumented, voting residents. Hoboken will begin a GoFundMe account raising funds for Mile Square City residents for one way travel to those Asian destinations to help make this dream a reality."

On government financial responsibility:
"America has reached a financial precipice doubling the national debt from $10 trillion to over $20 trillion in only the last eight years. In Hoboken, we've made the tough decisions to keep spending under control while maintaining strong fiscal management and a sound future for our children and those who follow us. We've been able to successfully keep taxes down while other government entities locally are far less interested in exercising the will to achieve those results. While restraining spending, Hoboken continues to lead the entire state of New Jersey with the most per capita subsidized housing in all of the Garden State. Our taxpayers are silently absorbing new tax burdens seeing new affordable units being built in Hoboken. However, the federal government must follow with responsible financial action and accountability before we become a basket case like failed nation states such as Venezuela."

Infrastructure and Corruption:
President Trump spoke today reaffirming the need for Americans be served first, not political interests and seeks to address its infrastructure and has pointed to our inner cities deserving revitalization and investment. He's promised to act definitively draining the swamp as an essential component to that path. In Hoboken, we've rooted out systematic practices rooted in corruption and correspondingly invested in infrastructure as our path to success. Citizens demand government responsiveness and we must deliver on it both locally and nationally."

Hail to the Chief:
The mayor concluded her remarks saluting the incoming national leadership offering her full support and cooperation saying, "We all wish President Trump and our new government leaders well in the coming days and years as we come together in national unity and seek to work together while we remember so many Americans in recent years have been left behind. As President Trump has stated on many occasions, so many citizens of our nation have been forgotten. But they will be not be forgotten nor forsaken any longer. We must work together in unity to attend to Americans' dire needs, whether it's our veterans we hold dear or the growing numbers of the homeless and inner city children who dream of a future and deserve a great education. Together we must stand united as one nation adhering, respecting and upholding all our laws: local, state and federal. I've sent my personal congratulations to President Trump and Vice President Pence from all of us in Hoboken."

The mayor concluded her remarks saying, "Love trumps hate. Let us unite, offer prayers to the Lord and extend love in our hearts to all Americans in these United States, one nation, under God and Make America Great Again!!"

Mayor Zimmer speaking outside City Hall Friday afternoon at the Hoboken inaugural celebration.
Earlier today, Donald J. Trump was sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States.

In a rare public appearance, Mile Square smear merchant Pervy Klaassen was seen attending the inaugural celebration outside City Hall and offered some surprising comments. "I never expected Mayor Zimmer would be gracious and offer such a powerful message of unity to all Americans today. So I'll give her credit and besides, Bet Mazin isn't paying me anymore so I don't give a shit. I hate Hoboken and all the assholes who live here. I don't."

Asked to explain what he meant, Pervy mumbled, "I don't live in this shithole" and walked away with his arm extended in the air with his middle finger pointed to the sky at no one or everyone in attendance.

Talking Ed Note: In a move repeatedly predicted by the Hudson Reporter, Mayor Zimmer announced she would be resigning as mayor come July and not seek a third term as Hoboken mayor. She's moving to China as part of a group ACPCCF sponsored by NJ gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, "Americans for a ChiCom Progressive Climate Change Free Future." 

An official announcement will be made Monday.

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President Donald Trump Inauguration Speech: "This American carnage stops right here and stops right now"

The full transcript of President Donald Trump's remarks below, as prepared for delivery:
Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.
Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.
We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.
Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.
Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.
Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.
Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.
Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. 
This is your day. This is your celebration.
And this, the United States of America, is your country.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. 
The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
Everyone is listening to you now.
You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.
At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.
Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.
These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.
This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.
The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.
For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;
Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military;
We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;

Live Coverage: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States

Live from Washington DC:

Homeland Security reappears in Hoboken

A reader reports seeing five Homeland Security vehicles this morning in uptown Hoboken positioned on Sinatra Drive. A similar report only two weeks ago said the Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson was here.

Is Hoboken anticipating post-election violence or is this part of routine pre-positioning as part of a routine anti-terrorist operation.

A reader sent in this shot of five Homeland Security vehicles parked uptown on Sinatra Drive.

Protests underway

A protest is underway in a staged area of Washington D.C. near the National Archives.

A speaker announced some of the groups protesting today and mentioned to cheers (International) Answer Coalition, the pro-communist group that supports North Korea.

Live from Washington DC:

Inauguration Day

MSV will be featuring special coverage today on the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

Stay tuned for special MSV live coverage of the Inauguration.
Then come back this afternoon after 2:00 PM for a special exclusive Hoboken feature.

Accusations fly and tempers flare on allegation of criminality on zoning board selections

The following story comes courtesy of the Hudson County View:

Hoboken council trades blows over NHSA, zoning board appointments

MSV Talking Ed Note: Councilman Mike DeFusco clashed with both City Council President Jen Giattino and Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher in what may be a preliminary brawl to Hoboken's election season.

The first clash came on the appearance of the NHSA commissioner selection Ed Freidrich and later a clash followed with Councilman DeFusco pointing to what he alleged are illegal actions by council members reviewing Zoning Board candidates.

"We can not tell Zoning Board members how to vote," Councilman Mike Defusco said.
This led to Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher taking the floor to counter the allegation on a proper approach discussing philosophy with potential candidates.

For the complete story, please see the Hudson County View:

Mayor Zimmer's 7th annual State of the City address

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Thursday January 19, 2017

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Community: Public Invited to Hoboken State of the City Address

Dear Smarty Jones & MSV readers,

Mayor Dawn Zimmer invites all members of the community to attend her seventh State of the City address. A performance by the Garden Street School of Performing Arts will precede the address. The event will take place on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the DeBaun Auditorium in Edwin A. Stevens Hall on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology.

Seating is open to the public and tickets are not needed to attend.

The main entrance is on 5th Street directly across from Stevens Park. The wheelchair entrance is located in the rear entrance of the building on River Street with handicapped parking located behind the two buildings (McLean & Babbio) located directly across the street from the ramp. For additional information, visit: