Wednesday, August 19, 2009

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CITY HALL SHOCK AT MAYOR FUNKY'S EXPENSIVE NEW RUG!!!



It seems to me that the majority of Mayor Funky's rage is now aimed exclusively at Kansas City voters who have shown time and time again that they don't want him in office.

Even worse, it seems like the Mayor is acting out with his latest slap in the face to local voters and betraying one of his "principles" and his "regular folks" propaganda.

And all of this reminds me of the following quote from Henry V:

"I will weep for thee; / For this revolt of thine, methinks, is like / Another fall of man."
Kansas City's best of intentions have been betrayed and all that's left is a foul-mouthed barefoot wife and politician under siege.

To wit . . .

A NEW ANTIQUE RUG FOR MAYOR FUNKHOUSER'S OFFICE COSTS ALMOST 10K!!!

There's new furniture too that I'm sure comes with a hefty price tag.

This kind of high rolling city expense was exactly the kind of thing that Mayor Funky ran against. Remember that when Former Mayor Kay was in office she had other folks AND NOT TAXPAYERS chip in for a couple of pieces of furniture.

But here we are . . . I guess he could always send the stuff back (at my urging of course) . . . I can't imagine that he has a penchant for Persian rugs. But maybe that'll just add to the price tag. Anyhoo . . . The remodeling is underway and I guess now we just wait for Mayor Funky to pass the buck on expensive new digs for his office and betray one more facet of the rhetoric he spouted when he first ran for office.

38 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Shut up TKC. Gloria needs something for her feet.

Anonymous said...

The purchase of a $10K rug for Shitty Hall is an outrage! How many folks did they lay off that might have kept their jobs but for this waste and deception?

Anonymous said...

I doubt the Mayor had direct control over this purchase Tony.

Anonymous said...

11:01 Are you really that stupid??

Anonymous said...

Stupid is Funkhouser trying to run for reelection.

Anonymous said...

No, but I work at it....just like Shitty Hall does.....11:01

PFL0W said...

Tony,

What's your source for this 10K claim?

Mo Rage

inafunkaboutthefunk said...

He knows he's not going to get re-elected and that his Grand Adventure will soon be coming to an end. Until then, Mayor Smart With Nothinghouser and the Squid are going to feed at the public trough and milk the citizens for everything and anything they can. The only thing we can do is make sure he does steal the rug and any other valuables when his term ends and he is pushed out.

Hang Em High said...

1101-
The trade off of a rug for some laid off niggs who never worked anyway is worth it.

Dan said...

Funkhouser has total control over how the office was redecorated.

He either was asleep at the wheel, or agreed to it - in either case he's an absolute, effing, irresponble, miserable-failure-of-a-mayor moron.

joe said...

You know, Gloria LOVES antiques. When I was there, we staff had to talk her out of making Funk send a fundraising letter that sked for $40,000 for a complete makeover. This ask was included with an ask for money for an education summit in the same letter.

Anonymous said...

They say power corrupts. And absolute power (even if only in Funk's mind) corrupts absolutely. That purchase is being smart with the money isn't it. I think this is a middle finger salute to the voters. He knows he's toast and he's striking back.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see Joe sell Tony out again as soon as it becomes convenient for him to do so. It should say on Joe's business card, "Will work for you, gather material, and then fuck you whiteboy style afterwards."

joe said...

I thought I was hired initially in the spirit of the "new politics" and transparency. I remember right after we won and were set to go into office, Funk told me my job description could be found in a Floyd Hunter book: “The line of communication between the leaders and the people needs to be broadened and strengthened – and by more than a series of public-relations and propaganda campaigns – else our concept of democracy is in danger of losing vitality.”

And I never pretended that I wasn't going to write about everything I experienced. I made that absolutely clear.

Anonymous said...

So you come on here and fuel Tony's insane hateful fire with bitchy anecdotes about Kansas City's most hated woman. you're a class act!

Anonymous said...

Joe, Ithink your insight is very helpful. You clearly came in with a set of expectations that The Office couldn't deliver on.

Many of us appreciate your insight, candor and transparency.

joe said...

We're both fueling "Tony's insane hateful fire." He lives for comments!

Anonymous said...

gloria used everyone she has ever met. If you come in contact with her then you are open season for her hateful ways.........

Anonymous said...

Peabody here. Sherman, if you channel the way-back machine to 1983-1984, then City Mgr. A.J. Wilson bought some fab piece(s) of furniture for his office w/o proper clearance. A.J.'s tenure was a record for a CM-somewhat short of 2 years. However his golden parachute was more expensive than the furniture. "The more things change, the more they stay the same" or so say the French....C'est la Hotel de Ville-merde.

Anonymous said...

Still waiting for the Salon piece Joe.

joe said...

very soon...

Anonymous said...

Gloria's Fat Ass Said


I'll be back.

Anonymous said...

Good for Joe. he's the one of the few who left Funk's office without looking for a payday.

Sophia said...

Depending on the size and quality of the rug, 10K might not be outrageous. And assuming it's tasteful and Funk doesn't try to take it with him when he finally leaves the office, I wouldn't assume it's a wasteful expenditure. Quality lasts longer, etc.

I also assume it won't suffer much foot traffic during his tenure, so it should be in fine shape for the next mayor.

Dan said...

For a Mayor who has pinned his whole campaign and tenure eschewing the wealthy, self-serving policos, a 10K rug is a bit much. High quality can be had for a lot less.

Appearanace is everything. He drives a 15-year old rusted corrola thathe brags about, and then surround himself with the "trappings of power".

Anonymous said...

There is no rug in the office. New furniture, but no rug. So much for "tipsters."

Anonymous said...

sophia... you gotta be kidding me?! a rug as an investment for the next mayor? he or she comes along and says "that color and pattern just ain't right for my decor." and then what? they decide to decorate around it? not likely.

and then what happens to a $10K rug the next mayor doesn't want. who gets it?

tony, time to earn your stripes and find out just what DOES happen with shit like that?

Anonymous said...

The rug is on the way douchebag.

Democrats are Frauds said...

How much did Sanders pay for his "rug?"

Anonymous said...

Now that is the question for the ages.

Bwhahahahahaha

elBryan said...

$10K is more than it costs to lease a Lincoln Town Car for two years. This rug had better fly. Oooh, I think I just came up with a cartoon... should I post this comment or save it for the paper?

Sophia said...

I'm not defending Funkhouser. I'm defending 10,000 rugs. All the money this city wastes, I'm inclined to give him a pass if he manages to buy a nice rug. Unlike whatever ugly ass industrial carpet the penny-pinchers would insist upon, a quality rug, properly cared for, would at least retain value. Plus, it would be the first time Funk brought class to the office.

Anonymous said...

And 90 percent of kc taxpayers and 99 percent of the metro area (minus tony, darla and their teabag, conservative friends) hear the rug story and go "zzzzzzzzzzzz"
What a bunch of bitchy school girls.

Dan said...

Sophia your argument that the Mayor's Office should have a nice rug, regardless of who is in that office at any given time, makes sense.

Kansas City is a big city, and the office deserves some class.

I think the problem arises from the fact the first couple will probably "break-in" the carpet before the first guest arrives.

I'm turning that mental picture into stick figures as we speak...

Dan said...

Sophia your argument that the Mayor's Office should have a nice rug, regardless of who is in that office at any given time, makes sense.

Kansas City is a big city, and the office deserves some class.

I think the problem arises from the fact the first couple will probably "break-in" the carpet before the first guest arrives.

I'm turning that mental picture into stick figures as we speak...

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Dan -
Funk drives a rusted out old car only because Gloria won't let him have anything else to drive.
You know better than all of us - she controls everything Funk does. He would ride a bike to work if she told him to. He would drive a Mercedes if she told him to. He has no say in his own life and if he tries to have one he has to take a beating.

Anonymous said...

Why does he need a nice rug at all if he's never in the office? The problem is that the rug is not essential to conducting mayoral business. It's certainly not essential in the economic times we're all trying to deal with. We all suspect that it's just another selfish demand made by the self important co-mayor.
As for bringing class to the current Mayor's office, there's not a rug existing today that can cover the stain he and his wife have brought to that office.