Friday, January 18, 2013

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON THE FIGHT AGAINST THE WALDO WAL★OCAUST!!!



Of course we always want to show our love toward Kansas City Grassroots political movements against corporations and that's why we put news about "Waldonians Against Wallmart" on blast.

Really, it doesn't take much to convince TKC of dirty discount deeds using cheap Chinese labor and busting American humps with dead end jobs . . . All without even the decency to provide the level of cool that lets Apple get away with pretty much the same thing without as many complaints.



Anyhoo . . .

THANKS TO A KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS WE HAVE A BIT OF INSIGHT AND ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVE REGARDING THE HOT MESS AND FEAR OF A WALDO WAL★OCAUST!!!

Here's the news:

"The real story why some don't want Wal-Mart in Waldo is that certain groups and schools use the empty grounds for their practice soccer fields. Example: St. Elizabeth's, their are others. The real goal is all green space . . . Hen House changed their mind about the location too, they probably had more behind the scenes info about problems with this clandestine effort to hold on to green space which could become a dog park or worse."

And so . . . It's important to understand that community activism isn't always what it seems in Kansas City and even corporate fighters might have an agenda other than making sure that discount shopping (and minorities) don't set up shop in one of this town's last remaining enclaves.

Developing . . .

Links:

Waldo residents want to keep Walmart out

Proposed Waldo Walmart market draws concerns

Former Kansas City school could become Walmart

45 Comments:

Anonymous said...

A bit dramatic but I see your point.

chuck said...

Sounds scary.

Wallmart is going to shove Waldonians into the Waldo Pizza ovens and make lamp shades outta of us all.

Anonymous said...

Wal-Mart is pond scum. There is no other side Tony.

Is there another side to Kris Kobach Tony?

Wal-Mart is the commercial equivalent of Krazy Kris: They both hurt people and become stronger from it.

Anonymous said...

If you want the real reason, go to the walmart in KC out on i70! Don't buy anything just look are the people. Notice how many black and white trash people you have there. Waldo is close enough to troost, we do not need to give them another reason to cross troost.

Anonymous said...

The Waldoinians don't want a WalMart in their neighborhood because it has a propensity to attract a certain "element" of society they would rather not deal with up close and personally. They would rather travel a little longer distance and shop at COSTCO, at their pleasure of course, then retreat to their own little world.

Anonymous said...

"element' of society"

poor whites looking for guns and ammo

Anonymous said...

1/18/13, 7:04 AM and 1/18/13, 7:09 AM

The same person trying to make this a racial issue.

Anonymous said...

As someone actually from Waldo, let me put in my two cents. My kids have practiced at those fields, but I'm not a fan. I'd rather go to Sunnyside or the park at Oak and 85th. I was totally psyched to have the Hen House there, and have those dangerous empty buildings knocked down, but fuck Wal Mart. My opposition is 100% about not supporting Wal Mart's vulture business practices, not about the crappy practice fields.

Anonymous said...

I think this is exactly a "Race" issue. Not all of Waldo but I would be willing to say a majority. Come on fess up. Way down deep that's how you really feel. Come on everybody can we just be honest. It's O.K. just be truthful.

Anonymous said...

No issue with black people in Waldo or Brookside. It's the niggers that concern us.

My Name Is Tyrone B. Phree And Me And My Bruthas And Biotches WIll Be Movin' To Your 'Hood And Will Call It Our 'Hood Soon said...

WalMart or not, we be takin' over Waldo and makin' it pimp and spin.

Went To School There 1,000 Years Ago said...

I can see the real plus side of chasing businesses away so that a big run down building can remain standing a bunch of Catholic school kids have a place to play soccer.

Liberalism Is A Disease said...


DeAndre, LaDrante, Keneisha, Rabideisha, Obamaneisha, Barackanaenae, Marquan, M'bongo and LaQueefa are getting interest-free, taxpayer-backed loans from the gubberment and will be buying into your neighborhood in Waldo.

Don't worry about that dilapidated old school becoming a WalMart grocery. It'll be a used tire emporium and spinner rim shop/crack dealer hangout/pimp club/speakeasy.

Oh, and don't forget to turn in all your guns to Barry Soetoro so you can be sitting ducks for his bruthas. Give a thank-you call to Eric Holder for making it unofficially official that there is no black-on-white hate crime as well. You'll learn all about that very soon.

PS - Say goodbye to your imagined vibrant community. And your car. And your home equity. And your copper.

Anonymous said...

The proposed store is not a "WalMart" like the one "out on I-70." It is a grocery store. As for race being an issue, of course it is. The arguments we're hearing today are the same arguments we heard when --GASP!-- Aldi came to the area. Aldi's been a positive influence and even pays for our neighborhood's discount card production. WalMart probably won't be as involved, but a new grocery store would be a great addition to the neighborhood.

As for all the yuppie wannabes who want to pretend Waldo is Brookside or (the closest they'll ever get to) Mission Hills and who are faddishly anti-WalMart (i.e., conforming nonconformists), how do you address WalMart's position on employing veterans? And how do you address the fact that Target and all of WalMart's competitors sell stuff made in the Third World?

I know it's a fool's errand. Your minds are made up. I'm sorry to have to confuse you with facts.

Anonymous said...

How often in our lifetimes has a company proposed to (1) buy government owned property (2) tear down what's there including performing the necessery remediation, and (3) constructing a new grocery store (on which it will be paying property taxes) all without government assistance or incentive money?

Anonymous said...

The eyesore needs to come down immediately. The Walmart market is not a true "let's wear halters and skimpy shorts on a fat woman Walmart". A grocery is more important than who is putting it there. Geez.....

Anonymous said...

The plan I saw for the site provides for a soccer field at the south end of the property. Do the anti-Walmart people ever do any research before going preprogrammed when hearing the name Walmart?

Anonymous said...

What income (tax) is generated by an empty field?

Yes... it makes sense to fight Wal-Mart in Waldo...NOT.

Anonymous said...

All of you accusing me of being a racist because I oppose Wal Mart in my neighborhood can go fuck themselves. Waldo is pretty racially diverse compared to where a bunch of you commenters live. I oppose Wal Mart in general, wherever it is, and I refuse to shop there on principal. Not because of the racial makeup of their customers, but because I oppose their mistreatment of employees and vendor companies. Aldi's fine, Hen House is fine, just about anything is fine. But fuck Wal Mart.

KC Is A Dying City said...


9:41 - You can borrow an extra "t" and go "But(t) fuck Wal Mart."

Take photos and submit them to:

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Anonymous said...

Developing . . .

Zzzzzz

Anonymous said...

9:41: Racist? Maybe. Closed minded definitely.

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
Lordy, who are these conspiracy theorist and can't they get their meds straight? Not EVERYTHING is race based.
Walmart is a very ugly corporation. They can make a profit without turning thuggish on their staff. They choose to be God awful.
I know from past history with this corporation, that, yes they will build... then they will leave soon after. What are we to do with an empty Wally-mart?

Anonymous said...

So in 5 years, when WalMart asks for yet another TIF handout and moves across State Line to Kansas, they'll leave the empty shell of a building which will quickly become an eyesorea and target for vandalism. Just like they did everywhere else in town.

Look at their store on 87th and Hillcrest. It's a giant abandoned mess. The same thing will happen in Roeland Park. They'll move where the handouts are, and leave a giant ugly building forever with no purpose.

So you trade an empty school for a giant empty shithole of a building. You get obscene amounts of traffic, generally low paying jobs that have to rely on the bookend of government assistance to get by.

Anonymous said...

TKC DIRTBAG REGULAR EXCLUSIVE!! Working for you while Tony snoozes!

Bank of America has asked a Jackson County judge to forgo a trial and order The Cleaver Co. LLC, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, and his wife Dianne to immediately pay the growing balance on the loan they received to buy a car wash.

In a motion filed Thursday, the bank's lawyers told Judge Marco Roldan that the facts of the case are undisputed, and that the lender should immediately recover $1,612,704 in outstanding debt, late fees, interests, and costs. The bank also asked for attorneys' fees and other expenses.

Anonymous said...

You snooze ya lose Tony

Anonymous said...

10:19 I educate myself on the companies I choose to do business with, or choose not to. And for those companies that I find to be reprehensible, in this case Wal Mart, I oppose them moving into my neighborhood. How does that make me close minded OR racist? Or do you just call people names to stir shit?

Anonymous said...

10:53: There are no TIFs involved with this store.

Do these nutcases ever do any factchecking before making absolute idiots of themselves?

Anonymous said...

It is Wal-Mart's business practices that make me hate the corporation.

Anonymous said...

Not everyone in Waldo discussing the issue is against diversity in the neighborhood, but based upon the following quotations from Facebook, there are at least some who don’t like the idea of rubbing elbows with the unwashed poor or folks with a different skin tone.

“Put it on the East side of KCMO where they actually need accessibility to these prices. Waldonians can afford to shop elsewhere.”

“. . . because Walmart brings such classy people anyways.”

“Just who do you think will be employed at minimum wage at this great new wall mart?”

“I think you are missing the big picture which is what TYPE of clientele Walmart Market will be attracting to our neighborhoods.”

“A community center will make Waldo a ‘hood’ faster than anything else.”

“I have seen the clientele changed dramatically in Waldo for the past 10+ years or more . . . Take a look at the customers in Aldi, Big Lots and Price Chopper just to name a few places.”

“Whole Foods has a very defined audience and would not be open for 24 hours a day and would not attract more crime to the area.”

Anonymous said...

It'll be a Dollar General store in five years.

Anonymous said...

12:41 I've read through the Facebook comments and your parsing is pretty selective and far and in between. It'd be like coming to this site and saying the N-Word guy is representative of all TKC readers. The vast majority of the comments there are reasonable, but you pick the tiny minority of commenters who are asshats to somehow paint all of Waldo as racists.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. Is this the same Waldo that approved huge billboards across the top of the buildings with the most character in the core area? It's the worst signage in the city. The place is already blighted and someone locally is pocketing big dollars.

David Glass said...

Wal-Mart uses the same business model that I perfected and brought to the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club. If you cast pellets of rabbit dung before swine, the swine are just as happy as if you cast pearls before them.

Now buy your Royals Season Tickets now and start setting money aside for those $16 beers.

I love being fucking rich.

Anonymous said...

Best. Comment. Ever.

Anonymous said...

Poor planning - that's ALL:

Over retailed area
Terrible site access
Terrible transititions to adjacent arees
Bad site design - car-oriented large scale site on roads at capacity in a development pattern not designed to produce Wal-Mart customers (i.e. people in cars).
Will NOT add any new business/revenue to the area, merely canabalize.
Terrible ROI on the property - KCMO SD race to the bottom - "a bad idea is better than no idea."
Meets NONE of City Planning and Development development policies.


Anonymous said...

You idiot hippies that oppose Wal Mart are nothing but short sighted narrow minded dumb asses. You don't have to shop there...you would seriously rather have a blighted building than a grocery store??? I don't mind you standing on principal until YOUR HIPPIE PRINCIPALS impact my neighborhood and property values.

Anonymous said...

Well said, 2:06 except I don't think we can blame hippies. More like pretentious yuppie wannabe twits.

Anonymous said...

Wal Mart doesn't increase property values in your neighborhood, dipshit. Why don't you do some research before you start calling names. I've been in Waldo for over 20 years, and I oppose Wal Mart just like I have opposed billboards, pawn shops, and liquor stores in MY neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

1:23, you’re point that not everyone in Waldo is racist is well-taken, which is why I made the same point in my preamble where I stated that “not everyone” is but “at least some” are. I’d also suggest that while some of the extracted comments are clearly racist in tone, others are probably better described as snobbish. Either way, ignoring the comments because they are representative of only a “tiny minority” does nothing to improve the Waldo community. Our “tiny minority” should be exposed.

Anonymous said...

1:59, your comment sounds very well informed, but I'm curious, did you state the same concerns when the Hen House grocery was at this stage of the approval process? If so, good for you, because you would be just about the only one. The community was largely silent when the Hen House concept was pitched and then approved. It seems that to many the issue is not with the grocery concept, but with the Walmart brand.

Anonymous said...

2:51 Fair enough, I missed your qualification. My point is that in any public forum, you're going to have that small but idiotic minority. And I am definitely of the school in your second comment. I was all in favor of a Hen House, but I oppose the Wal Mart brand on principal.

Anonymous said...

2:36: Are you the guy on Wyandotte who yells, "fuck you" all hours of the day and night?

And 3:19, assuming you mean principle, how is it that you wanted taxpayers to cowtow to the Balls with all sorts of taxpayer incentives when they were probably playing us to renegotiate better terms on their existing lease but you'd evidently prefer to see the current eyesore remain rather than allow a new grocery store simply because of its brand? Further, you'd impose your standards on a neighborhood that clearly doesn't agree with you. Isn't that a tad intolerant? Perhaps even bordering on fascicm?

Anonymous said...

A neighborhood that clearly doesn't agree with me? Says who, you? The person who calls people he disagrees with fascists? How about I just say Fuck You right here and now, jackass.

Anonymous said...

Yep. Fascist.