Friday, July 11, 2008

MammyGate fight will further divide Kansas City thanks to the despicable tactics that Mayor Funky has in store!!!



A recent message came my way which convinced me that Mayor Funkhouser is not a real leader and just might be one of the worst, most unprincipled and vindictive politicians Kansas City has ever seen.

Unfortunately, I can't reveal the contents of the message (yet) but it does provide a clue as to the strategy that the Funkhouser Administration will be using to fight the "MammyGate" case in the court of public opinion. The mostly despicable group of cretins who now occupy the Mayor's office are soon to go on a full frontal assault on the character and job performance of the victim of Gloria Squitiro's "Mammy" slur.

Of course, everyone is entitled to the best defense they can muster and City Hall's response to the "MammyGate" lawsuit seems tame by comparison. Meanwhile the Funkhouser Klan is prepared to engage in the politics of personal destruction and one of the many details I've seen of their plan is just plain disgusting. If these tactics are used, by The Mayor, his talk radio pawn or his PR people it will not only be an indictment against Mark Funkhouser's character (or lack thereof) but also a betrayal of every promise that the current Mayor has made to this city regarding his priorities and principles.

I wish I could share the details of what I've seen, I can't (for now) but I will say that it's just plain ugly. This kind of attack at the behest of Mayor Funky's wife, a so-called unpaid volunteer, could be a new low in Kansas City politics. It plays to racial, sexist stereotypes and clumsily features so many in the Mayor's office going back on their word. The sad part about it is that their claims can be easily challenged and proven incorrect. Nevertheless, while Mayor Funky could have easily stopped this destructive process by simply sending his wife home, now all of Kansas City could be plunged into yet another divisive debate that is sure to further alienate the already disparate factions of Kansas City. I just wanted to warn my readers:

THE SMEAR CAMPAIGN THAT MAYOR FUNKY HAS IN STORE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIVISIVE AND UGLY POLITICAL MOVES THAT HAS EVER BEEN PLANNED BY THIS TOWN'S TOP OFFICE!!!

If Mayor Funky follows through on even a portion of his retaliatory, reactionary and mean-spirited attack I can only predict further acrimony from his constituents in the urban core.

Sadly, I doubt that the Mayor will pay attention to this warning from TKC and many of his former supporters. At every turn Mayor Funkhouser has ignored the advice of those who desperately want him (and more importantly, Kansas City) to succeed. It's simply a matter of time before the media assault is set forth upon a woman who has already been verbally attacked by Gloria Squitiro. Knowing now what Mayor Funky has in store I'm desperately hoping that the local news outlets who report the Mayor's unfounded and incorrect accusations will attempt at least some form objectivity rather than simply regurgitating the Mayor's allegations like his last remaining acolytes who grovel for access.

As a blogger, I've never made any claims of fairness or objectivity and upon seeing a bit of the Mayor's strategy, what has been prepared under his authority and at his behest it is now completely clear to me that Mayor Funkhouser is a man who is unfit to lead Kansas City. A real leader, a real man wouldn't drag this entire town through the muck in order to defend his wife whose behavior would have deemed unacceptable at any other venue in the rest of the working world by now. Instead, in the coming days and weeks I believe that Mark Funkhouser will show all of Kansas City that he is truly shameless in defense of nepotism in the Mayor's office. He will brazenly manipulate facts and lie to support his stubborn decisions. Most unfortunately, both the Mayor and his wife will conjure up the worst kind of hatred that lurks in the hearts and minds Kansas City's people in order to maintain cheap political aspirations and defend wrongdoing.

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Bravo, but I don't think the Mayor has been effective at much. You give him a lot of credit and he has mostly been incompetent.

Anonymous said...

Ruth Bates is a fine woman who didn't - and doesn't - deserve the kind of treatment she's received and, from your post, is apparently going to receive.

It takes a lot of courage to do what she's doing.

Anonymous said...

If I were the believing type, I'd be praying for Ruth and Mike Bates--good and decent people who have been not only mistreated in an ugly way(racism, criminally low pay, retaliation) but betrayed by people they thought were friends. And it's costing us, the citizens, time and money best spent on city needs, not to protect low-lifes who erred terribly, and intentionally.

Anonymous said...

ruth and mike bates may have been good people at one time. racism was always showing up and mike and ruth are no exception. when mike was at city hall i never heard him siding with the white or hispanic people when they filed against a black person. i sure wont have called them friends for stabbing funk in the back. guess ruth thought since shes black and married to mike funk was going to give her a big salary. theres alot of city employees that doesent make 30 thousand a year. so what makes ruth so special. all ruth is after is money in the bank just like the rest of the blacks whitey owes them so lets collect. and imagine this coming from a husband that was director of human relations making 100 thousand a year.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how you can get so worked up about someone running a smear campaign since that is basically all this blog has been about since Funkhouser got elected. I guess you know all about slimy underhanded dirt slinging tactics since you have perfected them right here.

TB IN KC said...

Wouldn't worry about Funk's impending smear campaign. Up to this point, he has screwed up everything he else he as attempted to do so why would a "calculated" smear campaign be any different.

Anonymous said...

Tony - tell us what they're gonna do. Quit hiding behind your blog.

JuJuBeans said...

Sometimes a smear of cream cheese is a good thing!

Stacey K said...

If they do smear the woman it is a despicable act on their part. Of course they are not very competent, so 8:30 may be right. They'll probably screw up that attempt too and come out looking even worse. (if that's possible). Anyone who thought that the Mamm - e excuse would actually work has very little in the way of common sense.

inafunkaboutthefunk said...

They are despicable hateful, vile, vindictive people... would you expect anything less.

Meanwhile, I wonder how many people they intend to smear...???

It will be helpful for you to be more specific and I assume you will be at a more appropriate moment.

Last but not least... one of the downsides of the smear defense is that if it doesn't work, the damages go up. Also there is a hit to the reputation of the smearer/s but in this case I don't think the Gruesome Twosome could care less. It will be interesting who they get to help them do this...

Funk, you might start getting nervous a little... especially if you and the Squid are going to racthet this up a little more with a vindictive smear campaign.

Anonymous said...

jujubeans, I believe the term is "schmear". And yes, a schmear of cream cheese on most everything makes it taste better (no homo).

Anonymous said...

I want this thing to drag on until the next election.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I think it will.

Anonymous said...

http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/?q=node/12940

EllenBrookside said...

6:48pm yes there are a lot of people working for the city making less than thirty but she was working in the Mayor's office and was the lowest or second lowest paid person in there although she had way more experience and education than her grossly overpaid colleagues.

Since you are so worried about money how about you ask the mayor why barely educated losers such as Kendrck and Crispin are making double the money that people who have been working 20-30 years for the City are still making? Don't seemed so worried now do you? Perhaps that's because you are collecting one of those overpaid salaries.

Funk sucks. His wife is a poor excuse of a woman and his daughter is bi.

toadstool_watcher is PISSED said...

Tony,
Go ahead Talk about the Donovan Mouton letter. The one where the mayor implies that Bates FORGED HIS SIGNITURE ON SOME BULLSHIT COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT THAT YOU HAVE TO BEG PEOPLE TO SIT ON!!!!! We know the game plan. The bastards can't get their homeowners policy to pay for their legal woes, SO they are trying to smear a good person! They are lying. They are FLAT OUT LYING! squit may be able to BEAT FUNK-EE into SUBMISSION, BUT THAT SHIT WON'T FLY WITH THIS EEOC LAWSUIT!


JAY NIXON! start the Nepotism investigation NOW!

Anonymous said...

City Hall salaries are unfair insofar as education is not considered, and lack of a college degree is overlooked when a politician or friend wants someone to get a bigger salary--HR plays along. The mayor's staff make unusually high salaries--way out of line considering their work experience, education, skill/knowledge, etc. Funk should be so ashamed...but his staff--or lack thereof--is hurting him.
Can the mayor be recalled? I miss Kay.

inafunkaboiutthefunk said...

I wonder if a reporter will ask the Funk directly whether he is accusing Ms Bates of forging his name on a committee appontment letter? It would be an interesting question and would give us a glimpse as to whether Funk has the balls to answer such an incendiary question directly or whether he will try to be his regular clever self :)

thin margin said...

This staff makes way too much. Ed Wolf is hard pressed to put in a full week, yet brings home $5,000 a week. We know that Kendrick and Joe make around $80,0000 a year to be wet nursed by squitiro. Their educational levels were fully displayed at their previous job site -- The Pitch. Joan (or as the fat broad says "Joan-ee") makes a little above that. Her job description is to laugh at squit's antics. She has a degree, I wonder when she'll grace us with her skills? Dottie can't help but be terrorized by the boss lady. For that charming duty she is paid $60,000. Glad to see she makes it in to the office most days, what with her migraines. Maybe they are caused by guilt? Shaun is on the lower end of the scale. I think it is at $40-45K which, really, is the right range for a mayor's aide. The new hire is a little below that at $39,000 No problem there. She does have people skills. A rarity in that office. Oh Yeah, Crispin.... he's at around $35,000 Quite frankly, he is over paid. But compared to the top salaries, he should stay at this level and the other ones brought down to reality.

Anonymous said...

Notice that the response to the suit doesn't actually deny any of the things Mrs. Bates claimed; it just says she "can't prove them." What a surprise they'll get when Mrs. Bates' witnesses are under oath. Everyone in City Hall knows what's going on. We need a new mayor.

tired, hot and mean! said...

GET THE FUNK OUT!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tony is a man unfit to pass judgement on public officials

not anonymous said...

your fit to lick my ballz anonymous

even though I like your quotes!

Anonymous said...

There is no other former employee of the Mayor's office from the time the appointment was made until now... He is obviously slandering Ruth. Does he think he is smarter than the rest of the world and can get away with these weak accusations. He is now known as Mayor Mud.

Anonymous said...

someone who hasnt work for the last couple of years and then start at 30.000 a year isnt to shabby but ruth got greedy and wanted more so mike since he was dept head of human relations knew what steps to guide her thur. its a typical scam so they can get some money from whitey. i work at city hall and knew mike and have never known him to rule in favor of a white person when it was against a black. i agree with anon at 7-11 6"28 if you want to hear racist talk go to any break room where the employees come together for lunch and playing cards and you will hear the name calling but thats not considered racist because thats blacks talking to blacks but let a white person say that and it court time with eeoc..maybe ruths lawyer ought to make a tour of city hall and listen

Anonymous said...

If you see a problem why don't you do something about it. Stop blaming others because you have no backbone Bitch.

hey, it's me, Daria said...

"anonymouse" 06:57:00 AM
You are a very stupid person. How do you keep your job? Anyone who has been involved in anything to do with City Hall has only good things to say about Mike Bates. Those of us who have the pleasure to actually know him REALLY like his steady, good natured personality. Your false accusations reflect poorly on you.
Name the cases Right Here.. Right Now...

Mike Bates has been supportive of Ruth's legal actions, but she relies on her highly qualified attorney for ALL LEGAL ADVISE.

If only squit could find the money to get an attorney so that she could have some guidance in this mess she made.