TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! TODAY @ UNION STATION: THE KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CELEBRATES EPIC $20 MILLION FED TIGER GRANT!!!
At Union Station right now, and this happened .. .
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announces $20 MILLION IN TIGER GRANTS FOR THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!
And so . . .
KANSAS CITY'S TOY TRAIN STREETCAR IS NOW FUNDED BY OBAMACASH!!!
So maybe now they can stop looting the bus system.
A few observation from the presser . . .
The media event started off with Kansas City Biz Owner Annette Jones thanking the Toy Train and Mayor Sly for helping her biz - Zafar Salon Spa and Boutique - Do better.
So Kansas City is spending more than $100 Million to help hair extensions.
Credit to Mayor Sly for making fun of her weave. Seriously, not kidding on that one.
Sorry I didn't get a better photo of Congressman Cleaver on this one . . . He did a good job of noting that HE brought in the Transportation secretary and kind steals Claire McCaskill's thunder on the deal that was announced earlier.
“By wasting only $20 million today, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) saved taxpayers $80 million."
And Then . . .
Disgraced Kansas City Councilman and Pastor Michael Brooks earned thanks from Mayor Sly and applause for helping the construction of the Toy Train.
Fun Fact . . . Bunch of newsies in attendance and there was not a single question from the crowd EVEN when Mayor Sly asked for it. I didn't both because this thing has been so badly rigged already that it has pretty much crippled any hope for Democracy in Kansas City . . .
And then Mayor Sly ended the conference with more Toy Train pleasantries and promises of economic growth.
And the crowd cheered . . .
Developing . . .