Monday, March 31, 2008

Forget about Funkhouser. If you want anything just ask Mr. Peanut politely!!!



So, I'm still working on the story of an increased Kansas City earnings tax in the works - A story that TKC first exclusively reported (!!!) - And what I'm hearing is that sources directly connected to analyzing Kansas City's financial situation say that there are efforts to get the opinion of Mr. Peanut on the topic because Funkhouser's reaction will be based upon whatever that guy says.

Essentially, word around City Hall is that Mayor Funky is powerless and is basically there to carry out Mr. Peanut's marching orders. So much for all the talk of "principles," unless the appearance of a politico in an extremely rich guy's pocket recently became a virtue.

But I'm won't just rely on City Hall gossip to back up this story . . . It's all over the news.

  • Mr. Peanut didn't want a voter approved light rail measure to go through . . . So Mayor Funky came up with a silly plan of his own that has failed to meet with any success.

  • Mr. Peanut was pushing for Mayor Funky to be a superdelegate and if Hillary picks up any steam . . . The guy just might get his way.

  • And now the scuttlebutt (heh) is that if the City Council is going to try and quietly raise the earnings tax . . . They're going to have to ask Mr. Peanut because his input is far more important than whatever PR image Mayor Funky is pushing upon the public.

    All of this might be a tad troubling to anybody unaccustomed to Kansas City politics. However, patronage is simply part of this cowton's political landscape.

    The only thing that strike me as strange is that allegations that Mayor Funky is being "run" by Mr. Peanut are so commonplace in Kansas City proper but strangely kept a secret to so many of the Mayor's suburban supporters who are blissfully unaware of how Kansas City politics works unless they're stupidly ranting against minorities.

    So, it's this blog's duty (hehe) to inform all of the Internets that it's common knowledge in Kansas City: If you want something from the Mayor - It's better to sidestep Funky's office and the smell of Gloria's barefeet and instead just take your concerns to Mr. Peanut - He's a really nice guy and dealing with the dude directly in power is always the better option.
  • 27 Comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Making powerful enemies again, that's pretty smart Tony.

    Anonymous said...

    Who is this Mr. Peanut Tony keeps talking about?

    Charles said...

    Are you that much of an idiot. Really?

    Anonymous said...

    Jesus man....do you ever make any positive posts on this crap blog? Why don't you get the hell out of this city if you hate it so much. you might want to do it before you get a knock on your door in the middle of the night!!!!!! Go away you loser or get a real freaking job - stop acting like a d-bag all the time!

    Jerko said...

    Aw hell, if Tony gets a threat from this would it come from "The Peanut Gallery" LOL. I crack myself up.

    peachygirlie said...

    yeah, whatever...i'm reminded of those anti-government conspiracy freaks of the mid-1990s..everything was a plot...illuminati...tri-lateral commission...secret world government...my god, the sky's falling and tony might have to pay more tax because of mr. peanut...oh, the humanity...

    Anonymous said...

    hey those people are still around, only they call them 9/11 truthers.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_Truth_Movement

    Just like Tony they are completely ridiculous.

    Anonymous said...

    A raise in the earnings tax needs state authorization first. That is not going to happen anytime soon.

    Anonymous said...

    Mr. Peanut is an odd duck, but he is not pulling all the strings.

    Tony's Mom said...

    I just took a shit in all your snack cakes sweetie. Enjoy you fat loser!

    -_- said...

    Immigration agents arrest 49 during raids of Dallas Latino night clubs
    Sunday, March 30, 2008

    A task force led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided more than two dozen mostly Latino night clubs, restaurants, pool halls and other businesses Saturday night, arresting 49 undocumented immigrants employed as security guards, officials said.

    God Damn White People!!! These folks are just trying to make an honest living!

    Anonymous said...

    Who gives a shit about Mr. Peanut and Mark Funkhouser. I like Tony's posts on them because they are both losers who think they are somebody now because their district voted for the white guy.

    thin margin said...

    IT'S BUNKER TIME!

    The upcoming cuts in city services will piss off EVERYONE. Funk-ee will be the target of all of our complaints.
    This stupid mayor hasn't any political chips to cash in. So, what is Kendrick to do? Got It! Time to close ranks. Smells like Nixon. The "enemies list" grows long. They will take the action of the inept and trust no one. More secret meetings. Do you really think that Nutter is helping funk-ee? No way. He stepped in it like the rest of us.
    This mayor needs to raise 19K fast and hasn't a hope in hell to get ANYONE to donate to his dwindling campaign fund. The reporting is still sloppy. I hope that the Ethics people in Jeff City take their task seriously when they look over the funk-ee books.

    Anonymous said...

    I agree about pissing everybody off It's not a good move and it's the same kind of thing that assured Blunt couldn't run for a second term. Thin Margin makes a great point.

    Planter said...

    Jim Nutter is the guy that Tony is calling Mr. Peanut.

    He brags that he has "supported" every winning mayor since 1956.

    Nutter sells home mortgages (I wonder if the subprime issue has touched him?)

    Hmmm. When Mr. Nutter talks, candidates who want his money listen.

    Anonymous said...

    Kansas City politics is nuts.

    Anonymous said...

    Tony, who has held the paper on Funk's numerous refi's? I suspect Nutter has at least the current one.

    Erick said...

    I agree with Thin. This mayor has pissed everyone off. He was already a one termer, all he is doing now is putting the stamp on it.

    Erick said...

    I agree with Thin. This mayor has pissed everyone off. He was already a one termer, all he is doing now is putting the stamp on it.

    Erick said...

    I agree with Thin. This mayor has pissed everyone off. He was already a one termer, all he is doing now is putting the stamp on it.

    thepaintman said...

    your Hooter girls contest are on now on channel 59

    thepaintman said...

    its over now

    Leigh Ann said...

    Yeah peachygirlie, wasn't it funny how those right wing morons gave it a rest after a Republican was elected president, even though the signs of it became all the more obvious. All of a sudden it didn't matter anymore. Especially after September 11.

    Take the Carlyle Group, for example. When the world found out that the president's father was meeting with Osama Bin Laden's brother on the morning of September 11, 2001, and nobody cared, even the most hardened conspiracy theorist had to hang up their tin-foil hats and consider it a lost cause. Nobody gave a shite.

    Wow, I haven't felt that political in a long time. Thank you, peachygirl. Gave me a chance to pimp some of my old stuff.

    Anonymous said...

    Joe says - Fuck funkhouser and his bus tax and anything else that shit bag wants my vote for - the ass voted down light rail that the voters approved - now he wants my vote to keep his damn buses running - he has shit for brains.

    Anonymous said...

    Last I knew anti TIF, fiscal responsibility, martyr for the peeps, and other noble causes sold well in this city. The big ticket items will continue to drain resources and "The Funk" had nothing to do with them.

    Barnes II is a long way off from selling in KC.

    What would a successful candidate against Funkhouser run on?

    Let's profile that person and see if we can come up with a formula that beats the history of incumbant advantage.

    Anonymous said...

    "What would a successful candidate against Funkhouser run on?"

    Ummm..his record? The guy has done dick since entering office. And on top of that everyone hates him for being so cocky. The question would be what wouldn't a successful candidate against Funkhouser run on. hahahahaa

    Anonymous said...

    “Mayor's suburban supporters who are blissfully unaware of how Kansas City politics works unless they're stupidly ranting against minorities.”

    You got this wrong…it is the suburbanites who don’t have to live with the crime, murder rate, unemployment, school system, rap gangsters, and social disrupters who stick up for the “minorities” … ie: business as usual patronage system…. Sadly, it is the everyday KC people (of all races) who just want to live in peace and want some reasonable protection for their lives and property that suffer in silence as they live inside the urban hell hole we call Tom’s Town KC 2008….