Tuesday, January 21, 2014

COLD KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP: HOBOS UNWANTED IN WALDO!!!



This sounds like a public service, and it probably is to some extent, but it's also a sign of intolerance in our least favorite working-class enclave.

Check it:

KCTV5: "After six months, Kansas City police have successfully cleared a park in Waldo, removing a homeless camp, while, at the same time, getting the homeless who lived there in contact with social agencies who can help."

Now, far be it from TKC to attack the character of Waldo denizens . . . So let's just take a look at their record:

- Waldo went (deservedly) cray-cray over a rapist a few years ago and their response was to teach old ladies karate and hassle every black dude that drove through the neighborhood until a suspect was arrested and charged on an unrelated crime.

- Waldo bar specificity reveals some pretty deep-seated class warfare and a local neighborhood divided across lines of upward mobility and income.

- Waldo's Walmart Reaction was somewhat reasoned but mostly emotional and fear-based . . . More than any other location in Kansas City - Waldo is scared of what the future might hold.

To wit . . .

THE FIGHT AGAINST HOBOS IN WALDO NOT ONLY COMES OFF HYPOCRITICAL BUT ALSO REVEALS A KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOOD IN TRANSITION FROM SUBURBAN TO URBAN CORE!!!

To put it simply, Waldo isn't what it used to be . . .

Developing . . .

40 Comments:

Anonymous said...

If they're good enough for the downtown library, they're good enough for any place else in KCMO.

Anonymous said...

The smart Hobos are wintering in Arizona

Anonymous said...

If they had internet Hobo's could find a basement to live in to blog about their adventures.

Anonymous said...

The hobos will now be bussed in on the streetcar. it will be their own free personal transportation from downtown.

Anonymous said...

As I have said before who cares about Waldo and Brookside and a bunch of people who couldn't afford to live in Perfect Village but run around acting like them.

your Starbucks server..........I just laid a luggie in your Latte...... said...

10:26 +1 Waldo is full of latte sipping Yuppies that work at the Gap. WTF. Where's Waldo ? LMFAO.....Waldo. Funk Waldo. My attempt to clean up my use of the word "FUCK"....funk.

Pootie Tang said...

Pootie Tang say nur the oy train to Waldo.....boho's can ride the oy train.......

Anonymous said...

Since riding on the streetcar will be free, (thanks a million to Russ Johnson) when it gets too cold or hot they can just jump on the old streetcar for the day.

Anonymous said...

Fuck off, Tony. You're an idiot who has never been to Waldo or Brookside. I'm sure you can't afford a house here, anyway, not even south of 80th. No one here is scared. We live in a beautiful place with beautiful classic homes and yards with gardens and we know our neighbors and it's safe to walk our dogs at night. We shop locally whenever possible and our nightlife is happening. We will do whatever is necessary to keep it that way. So fuck you.

Anonymous said...

"Waldo went (deservedly) cray-cray over a rapist a few years ago and their response was to teach old ladies karate and hassle every black dude that drove through the neighborhood until a suspect was arrested and charged on an unrelated crime. "

Shut the fuck up. It WAS a black rapist, AGAIN and now he is in jail, instead of where he should be, hanging from a tree.

Anonymous said...

10:26 --- My Brookside house is bigger and better and more beautiful than those in PV and it cost about the same. But the best part is that I'm not a lame Kansas living in the 'burbs with a bunch of lame parents and overindulged children. You can fuck off too.

Anonymous said...

11:06 where are you getting your weed at, I want some of that?

Only someone high all the time would think like that.

Cheeba said...

Somebody sounds a little defensive.

Tony is entertaining but all you have to do is check the five year trend for real estate prices.

Waldo is going down even after the housing collapse rebound. I think I might be able to move in there one day soon and I'm much worse to get along with than a blogger. I like to rock out and kick out the jams.

Anonymous said...

I think 11:08 is smoking the same weed.

Anonymous said...

it's Chee Bye

Anonymous said...

11:08 dream on your place is no where near as cool as my Perfect Village mansion. I have great schools and 2'5 wonderful kids. Lots of parks here that hobos and creeps not in during the day that is and perfectly safe at night because PVPD isn't a bunch of pussies like KCPD. Our fireman and Med Act kicks your FD shit all to pieces over here. Oh and our streets are cleared real fast when it snows and treated as well. And did I mention how great our schools are?

Flint Lock said...

cheebye
A Hokkien (Chinese Dialect) term for Vagina, Cunt, Pussy etc
Pronounced:
Man that dude can be such a cheebye without even trying

That sound a lot like Byron Farthouse. A cheebye, a cunt

Anonymous said...

Prairie Village is were Brooksiders go to die (of boredom).

96% of PV residents wish they lived in BKS/Waldo but couldn't afford it.

BKS > PV >>> anything else in beigeburg

Mandingo said...

sounds like the Waldo "CHEEBYE's" are riled up tody. Phuck Waldo and the Starbucks discount card holding, latte sipping, Hummer3 wanna-be. Mom and Dad paying the mortgage on your real estate. Now go sit in the corner while I service your wife.

Flint Lock said...

Damn Mandingo, thats cold. Bitch slap that Waldo wimp. LMFAO. Sounds like what I do to Byron on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

If you have not been watching, but Troy has a plan to remove the homeless from KC. He got rid of the bunch along 435 and now this group. He has a plan to make sure they do not get on the toy train.

Anonymous said...

Mandigo = South JoCo white boy = internet tuff guy/RW clown

Anonymous said...

PV wishes they could live in Brookside?!? Hahahahahahaha!
Brookside is too near the ghetto and Waldo IS part of the ghetto. Brookside taxes are way too high for what you get (or don't get). Drive up and down Wornall and check out all the payday loans and tattoo parlors then wonder WTF people in Waldo are so proud of? The only thing useful in Waldo is that shop at 75th where we get lampshades.

Anonymous said...

i got mugged in Waldo. What a dump.

Anonymous said...

cray-cray? what are you a ten year old girl?

Anonymous said...

FACT CHECK:

Taxes in Brookside, and all of KCMO,
are LOWER THAN KS.

Try again troll. Enjoy your culture free zone and your split level mcmansion that you think is charming. JoCo is a joke. Mediocrity at its acme.

Anonymous said...

Real Estate values is the last hope for white people.

Anonymous said...

What taxes you talking about whizzo?

Guess what your sales taxes are going to be?

What about that e-tax that drives your sales tax way up over anything in joco

Anonymous said...

Etax = red herring.

Tax rates higher in JoCo.

Facts is facts.

Anonymous said...

JoCo could be taxfree and it would still be overpriced.

They'd have to pay me to live in there, just like they have to pay businesses to move there.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dumbasses,
I didn't say Brookside taxes are higher than JoCo; I said Brookside taxes are too high for what you get (shitty police/ambulance service, poor snow removal, crap schools). Big diff.
Either way, KCMO, including Brookside and Waldo has hit the skids, and all the "culture" in the world won't save it.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Northern JoCo is shrinking and loosing value, rapidly. Northern OP/Meriam/etc. about 15 years from being Ruskin. BKS and Waldo are stable population-wise and gaining value, and the only reason PV is okay is because its close enough to the city to still attract people.

Somebody is trying to justify their split-level lifestyle an knows is fading...

Anonymous said...

I dunno, man. I just bought a house in northern JoCo. My neighbors are mostly white, Latino and black, with a fair number of Asians as well. I'm pretty happy with being in this hood.

It's also a very affordable area, by JoCo standards. Certainly more affordable than Brookside, maybe on a par with Waldo.

Probably shocks the jesus out of the kukluxers and mouth-breathers who hang out here, but quite a few educated, middle-class white Americans actually PREFER to live in a neighborhood that isn't all white, Republican and Christian. I understand that a lot of people around the metro prefer to believe JoCo is nothing but an enclave of white-flight, affluent, overprivileged suburban twits, and much of it certainly is. But like most generalizations, it's not entirely accurate.

Anonymous said...

I don't live in PV, but the reason PV is doing "okay" is that it's a very pretty community of nice homes, ranging from very modest to pretty grand, on extremely pleasant shady, tree-lined streets. Yes, that's a little Ozzie & Harriet, and culturally it's mostly affluent whites with Volvos and Benzes, but the fact remains that it's a nice place to live. The northern JoCo communities cited as being on their way to ghetto horror (mostly a ridiculous assertion) are less affluent, more multi-ethnic and also very conveniently close to the city. But one or two of those communities are the most affluent in Kansas, with wall-to-wall rich people. Maybe to you, the sight of some brown or black faces means a community is becoming a slum. To a lot of us, it's a sign that we live in normal America, not some reservation for white people with German cars.

Flint Lock said...

Waldo's local High School is Southwest isn't it ? Enough said. Waldo is a shit hole !

Anonymous said...

Attention Hobos:

You're welcome to stay at my place.

Sincerely,

Rita Valenciano
1627 Jefferson
Kansas City, MO 64108

Anonymous said...

You did not do that!

Flint Lock said...

damn, 7:28 I have to call you out on that one. You crossed the line chebye. Not cool.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Flint Lock, you don't have a line.

Anonymous said...

1:39 BRYAAANNNN BRYAAANNN