Tuesday, December 24, 2013


The rather valiant Kansas City Toy Train streetcar opponents bring tidings of hope for the future of local struggle against development rammed through by overeager politicos.

To wit . . .


Here's a word from X-mas future and a KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER & STREETCAR OPPONENT . . .

"I'm glad to see that the group trying to stop the same thing happening to us with the tearing down and rebuilding of KCI have learned from the streetcar opponents. You have to get the legal wheels rolling to stop these kind of projects before the mayor and city council hold a secret rigged election and impose the taxes and spending on citizens of KC without them having a say."

Right now the friends of KCI have turned in TWICE the number of petitions required to force a vote on the next City Hall move to push through the airport . . . And if we're learned anything from this episode in local history is that Kansas City's elected officials believe that FAKING CONSENSUS is a viable substitute for Democracy.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see they are somewhat upbeat.

Anonymous said...

The Streetcar extensions are the next battle.

I hope citizens get their heads out of their asses and wake up.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar and Airport make me think of a kinder gentler extortion racket.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar opponents did not believe the city could/would get away with the lies and violation of the public trust. Lesson learned. Line in the sand drawn at KCI. Extra Merry Christmas wishes to those leading the fight.

Anonymous said...

John Murphy, the leader of the group, said in an interview that the signatures will have to be verified before the petition can be considered by the council. He said he expects the council will not act on the petition and the group will ask to place the proposed ballot language on the April 2014 ballot.

How will the council wiggle out of this? Say Fuck you it's not going to a vote?

CKMO Hype Department said...


December 24, 2013 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
“The work to move this City’s economy forward doesn’t stop during the holidays and today’s ruling by the Supreme Court reaffirms that the downtown streetcar is moving full steam ahead. This is now the fourth court that has ruled in favor of the streetcar project, in addition to the Kansas City voters who endorsed the project. The time for arguments over the streetcar, legal or otherwise, has passed. I’m excited to see the future of the downtown streetcar and the economic development it has and will continue to spur.”

Anonymous said...

Sieg Heil!!!!!!

The F├╝hrer has spoken!!

Anonymous said...

Good. I can hardly wait to read about the elBryan of airport opposition.

He'll have to be opposed to civic progress, shortsighted and, almost as a requirement, dumb as a frickin' rock.

We would also also benefit from the antiprogress folks being gracious losers but it'll be more entertaining if they're not. Because they're losers to start with.

I can drum up enough signatures to put a Craig Glazer sex change operation to a vote - anybody can. It literally means nothing.

Anonymous said...

Just in 2001 the Terminal Improvement project upgraded all the terminals with a huge expense to the city and its citizens.
Just as a note,, NO n*ggers got any of the work either,.. that is really important with the inside crowd at the Labor Council. Got to put their buddies on the Executive board to work, their Brother in Laws from Iowa.. welders from Illinois,, while Kansas City blacks and those who are disfavored are starved out of skilled trades.
This is from 2004. ""Since the Terminal Improvement Project began more
than three years ago, the airport has undergone many
changes, including the addition of new restaurants and
shops with a Kansas City flavor, updated flight
information displays, an upgraded HVAC system, new
baggage claim devices, user-friendly ground
transportation kiosks
and a new wireless
network. Even the
glass, both inside and
outside of the
terminals, has been replaced. Every part of the three
terminals has been gutted and restored, with the exception
of the overhead lights that were installed just prior to the
start of the project. Among the most dramatic features in
the upgraded terminals is the new bright blue terrazzo
floor, which replaced the 1970s-era wood parquet floor.
.com you can get there from here.""

Anonymous said...

"Shall the City of Kansas City Missouri change, through surgical procedure, the birth sex of Craig Glazer?"

No brainer.

Anonymous said...

Uh can the City Council get some sand put down on CK side streets?

Is that to much to ask?

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am/was/is opposed to the street car as well.

At a certain point, however, I consider that this, in all likelihood, is going to happen.

It's not easy, but at this point, the question might be, do I do what I can to see that it's as successful as can be realized? I grew up in sports, and it was called being a good loser.

Or, I can take to the blog and drop f-bombs all day with people who disagree with me in the delusional belief that anyone outside of 2 dozen whiners will ever even read my griping.

If anyone here gives a shit, and I would be surprised if they did, I am going with Option A.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 7:29.

Step 1, stop the extensions into the hoods unless you want to scare off all the hipsters and turn the thing into an empty ATA bus on rails filled with Russ Johnson and folks who can't afford bus fare.

Anonymous said...

Yes to 759 and 729.

If a friend of mine complained at length about losing, I would suggest he strap on a pair, and stop crying, Nancy.

Anonymous said...

IT would be interesting to examine the signatures and find where those people WORK. Whether they have a personal interest or been urged by their employer who DOES, to sign.

Now THAT would be news!

Anonymous said...

Can we have a KCMO jail train car? It gets tugged behind the main one and is housed in a clear containment for all to see. Tote the inmates around like a traveling piece of art to a museum.

Anonymous said...

10:14 that's actually the best idea to come out of this blog. I support the jail train, whoo, whoo, all aboard.

Anonymous said...

Now, at least we are funny rather than whining.


Now it's a movement.

Anonymous said...


People vote not businesses, and no amount if frivolous and undemocratic lawsuits is going to change that.

Anonymous said...

You're still whining and your about as funny as a stacker cartoon.

Anonymous said...

And to load up the jail train they should start with the gang at 12th and Oak.
Pastor Brooks, after you!

Anonymous said...

The Pendergast era has returned to KCMO.

Anonymous said...

628,Yeah, because the courts aren't part of democracy? Where did you get your ged? Home school drop out?