Friday, December 28, 2012

KANSAS CITY'S STRONGEST THIS YEAR!!! TKC POWER RANKINGS FOR 2012!!!



If Candice Swanepoel represents workout perfection for the greater good of lingerie glory . . . Accordingly . . .

CHECK OUT THE TKC OFFICIAL POWER RANKINGS FOR 2012!!!

Now, there might be some names that didn't rank and for that we apologize . . . Admittedly and with no malice we realize that there are folks who we really admire who aren't on this list but in the final analysis . . .

FOR THE YEAR OF 2012 . . . THESE ARE KANSAS CITY'S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE AND TRENDS!!!

Check it:

POLITICOS

JASON KANDER



Jason Kander is Kansas City's most beloved elected official and this town's favorite son. Missouri Secretary Of State-Elect won a close race but overcame overwhelming GOP odds thanks to so much love sent his way along with an expert political strategy that spoke to the better angels of this State.

MAYOR SLY JAMES



Mayor Sly is the King Of Kansas City. He raised taxes at least three times this year with a smile and very little explanation. His re-election is almost assured and that's a very powerful position.

MIKE TALBOY



Behind the scenes, this Kansas City Democratic Party leader and now corporate power broker helped to determine nearly every primary election and now works to steer corporate money that controls local politics.

CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER



His connections go all the way to the White House and nobody in this town speaks with more gravitas than Kansas City's Congressman Cleaver.

COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON



The architect of the Toy Train is the strongest municipal voice of Kansas City's long suffering Northland.

STATE SENATOR VICTOR CALLAHAN



Eastern Jack doesn't have a stronger advocate than Victor Callahan. Only the very brave have taken on this power broker and survived the political fallout. Even better, this town spent most of the year wondering about his next move . . . And when Mr. Callahan finally announces what it is he'll do with his HUGE bankroll and formidable political skill . . . All of the metro will take notice.

JACKSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE MIKE SANDERS



The County Executive now leads the Missouri Democratic Party and has survived more than a bit of criticism that might prove stronger than the so-called "curse of three terms" which now confronts him.

NEWSIES

JOHN LANDSBERG



Kansas City's media referee and this town's GOLD STANDARD when it comes to reporting media news.

HEY CAMERAMAN



A digital news gathering resource for all of Kansas City and one of the most knowledgeable people TKC knows.

KRIS KETZ



Your friend on Twitter and mine . . . Also, living proof that nice guys finish first.

CHRISTA DUBILL



One of the strongest local ladies in TV news. Ms. Dubill combines a great deal of expertise as an anchor with a zeal for community journalism.

IVAN FOLEY



Without question, the strongest force for journalism in Kansas City's Northland. Most news stories usually start, in some way, with Mr. Foley and his community news investigation.

NORTHEAST NEWS



Our favorite community paper that provides the pulse of Kansas City's most diverse neighborhood.

MARK ALFORD



Mark Alford is the The Mayor of Knobtown. One of our brightest morning anchors and a KC media survivor in every sense of the word.

DEANN SMITH



Now behind the scenes, digital content editor DeAnn makes the news interesting and has the investigative chops to bring life and vital information to any TV news story she touches.

MIKE MAHONEY



Nothing less than A Kansas City News Legend. No TV reporter is more influential and Mr. Mahoney's reporting determines political and cultural reality for most people in this city.

ERIC WESSON



The voice of Kansas City's urban core. An advocate and one of the most informed journalists in the metro area.

TESS K.



Tess Koppelman is our favorite news storyteller and her feature reporting not only won an Emmy this year but also provided a great deal of insight into local life.

TRENDS

THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR



A rigged election, more empty promises and money burned for the sake of attracting tourists and condo dwellers that might never come this way. This is the strongest story of Kansas City politics at work.

KANSAS CITY'S HORRIFICALLY HIGH MURDER RATE



This should be at the top of the list but 2nd place is where Kansas City's powerfully high homicide number resides. So many local murders influence the course of Kansas City more than any other stat but sadly it's a topic that most of us would like to avoid considering in any comprehensive way.

MORE KANSAS CITY TAXES AND SPENDING



KC's bond rating took a hit and there's only more reckless spending in this town's future.

GOOGLE FIBER



Hope and change and tech marked the strongest story in KC this year.

THE MISSING $15K



Where's the money? Nobody seems to know but if the facts are ever revealed . . . This paltry amount could prove earth shattering for this town's power structure.

As always, this list has been compiled according to scientific TKC polling and market research data and it's a weekly comprehensive guide to local powerful people.

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

You didn't make the cut for your own list TKC.

YOU LOSE!

Superdave said...

I didn't make it either so I win

Anonymous said...

Better title: This is what's wrong with KC.

Anonymous said...

Do you mean stupor Dave?

Anonymous said...

Such a shame KC doesn't have more to offer.

Anonymous said...

Such a shame KC doesn't have more to offer.

Anonymous said...

Northeast News? That's sad.

Anonymous said...

Landsberg is not a journalist or a newsie, just a flack.

Another Midtown Mom said...

Very good Tony. It's nice to see you focus on the good things once in awhile.

Anonymous said...

Eric Wesson? I was halfway taking you seriously, except for Deadbeat Cleaver on the list, until I got to Wesson. This guy is a MORON! He can't write, spell, edit, and has no concept of what "journalism" really is. He dresses like a pimp; you expect him to step out of a gold Grand Torino.

The Call is a joke, and Eric Wesson is the main reason for the paper's joke status.

Anonymous said...

Mark Alford: Purveyor of Cool.

Anonymous said...

lol.

Anonymous said...

The republicans now are veto proof after the November election....thank you democratic leadership!!

Anonymous said...

Such a shame KC doesn't have more to offer.

Anonymous said...

I'd fuck Jason Kanders wife, Christa Dubill and Tess K in their ass. Then cum all over their face and tits. I'd even get it in their hair.

Anonymous said...

Well, if nothing else we have identified part of the TKC revenue stream with this list.

Anonymous said...

The only thing Victor is an "advocate" for is racsits and bigots.

Anonymous said...

Where is John Rizzo?

Anonymous said...

+1 9:04 PM This is definately what's wrong in Kansas City. Credit to Eric Wesson who is "well informed" according to nobody else but TKC.

The more accurate statement is he's more politically connected which doesn't necessarily translate into "well informed." He shouldn't be on the list and neither should many others featured here.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but haters in KC.

That's what's wrong with this city and why it will never really be major league.

Anonymous said...

Eric Wesson is an illiterate troll.

Anonymous said...

Such a shame KC doesn't have more to offer.

Anonymous said...

That was a good laugh on most of the politicians!!!!

Jason "I'm a war hero" Kander

Sly "I can't lose weight" James

Congressman "I'm a cheat and a liar" Cleaver

Mike "I'm a charade" Sanders

hahaha

Anonymous said...

One of the things that really bothers me about the cowards who post on these blogs under the banner of freedom of speech is that no one signs their name. As a result you get to call me names, use racist language and make some of the silliest ass statements known to man. 5:47 is correct. Kansas City will never amount to anything, not because of those listed as the Power Brokers but because of the HATE that flows through this blog everyday. I lived in Kansas City for 2 years and worked as a camera man for a local news station and I've never seen anything like Kansas City. It was so draining! Half of the shit that is said here would never be said to the person's face.

Carl Price

Anonymous said...

Ah, Carl, it would be said to many people's faces and has been. But with certain political types, retribution plays a big role. Speak the truth, and you pay a huge price. This blog is a relatively safe place to vent without losing your job, your safety, or worse.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver looks like he's an auctioneer in action. Is he saying "Sold for $1.5 million!" for his Grandview car wash?

Anonymous said...

Welcome to KC, Carl...ha ha ha