Thursday, January 16, 2014

Kansas City 'Hipster' Mayor Sly James?!?!



Quick tidbit for tonight that we'll explore later . . .

IS MAYOR SLY KANSAS CITY'S FIRST "HIPSTER" MAYOR?!?!

Think about it . . .

- His fashion sense is impeccable yet quirky as exemplified by his signature bow tie.

- Mayor Sly is a champion of all things tech and social media related to Kansas City. Find him @MayorSlyJames

- The Sly James Mayoral Administration is the conductor of the Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar.

Best of all . . .

Mayor Sly is beloved in the city's hipster central . . . The Crossroads.

The last time Mayor Sly made a big appearance East Of Troost and far away from hipster adulation . . . His reception was a bit chilly.



Certainly, there's nothing wrong with the love of the hipster crowd . . . But (THANK GOD) there is more to Kansas City than hipsters on the Internets and hoping to ride the toy train.

Final note . . . Let's offer a bit of hope: Kansas City Insiders credit the Mayor with a charter change vote that could eliminate council districts and garner greater influence for neighborhoods . . . Credit this move solely to the Mayor and it's AN IMPORTANT NOD to so many neighborhood advocates who also support Kansas City's top politico in a way that's not celebrated in the latest trendy gallery.

Developing . . .

25 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The tie clashes with the shirt. Not exactly impeccable TKC. But I don't blame you for not knowing better.

Anonymous said...

Sly is a fool. Forcing a new airport, streetcar, and charter changes.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, hipsters are such wannabe snobs and conformists. They try so hard to be "different" and they all end up the same.

Check out "hipster hunters" on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv76csRTeto

Anonymous said...

It won't take a concerted effort to understand the tangled web of lies, corruption, perverse incentives, unintended consequences, simplistic (and utterly misguided) ideologies, not to mention the real-world limits of a supposedly limitless world, that have become the key dynamics of this administration when he's long gone.

Anonymous said...

This is worse than your DID YOU KNOW REP. LAFAVER AND SCHOOL BOARD DUDE GUNNAR HAND ARE GOOD BUDS?!?! post.

But I guess this was bound to happen. Now that we're got you focused more on facts and not made up tipster BS, all of a sudden the well is pretty dry.

Keep him focused on verifiable facts, folks. In six.weeks there won't be much left to see here except racists.

Anonymous said...

I bet if Sly got on the Family feud, Steve would have been embarrassed of the bow tie! And would have punched him in the face for the fag that sly is lol And if the sly family actually got picked to be on that show...the loss of their attempted success has been already felt in KC since Sly got elected. The sly family wouldn't win the 20 K, but if a miracle happened and they did, it wouldn't put a dent in paying back the city of Kansas City for all this mayor has cost us.

Anonymous said...

Sly may be big with the 20-something renter crowd in the Crossroads, but not so much with the adults who own property, have actual jobs and businesses, and who will be paying for all this hipster crap when Sly is termed out and the millenial renters have grown up and moved on.
Skinny jeans and red tennis shoes will be big for a couple years, but 20-year $15 million/year streetcar bonds are pretty much forever.
All aboard!

Anonymous said...

Smilin' Sly James!

Anonymous said...

Totally douche er hipster. Bow ties that never match anything. Dumbfounded look on face when talking about reality of crime or budgeting. Circle of totally similar advisors with no real world experience. No real job that produces anything off value. Total hipster.

Anonymous said...

I think this will end up like the medical research tax.

An overwhelming NO.

Adults voted in that not a bunch of drunk and stoned 20 something hipsters suffering hair loss issues and other identity crisis's.




Another Midtown Mom said...

The tie is a nice touch! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Sly thinks he's duping them and the hipsters think they are duping him.

Bad combination.

Anonymous said...

he's a fucking ass and you all thought Funk was bad.

Anonymous said...

...straight from Seinfeld reruns, KCMO Mayor Sylvester James is a HIPSTER DOOFUS!

Now he may be a METROSEXUAL.

Anonymous said...

I was very stoned when I voted no on the medical research tax. I was also wearing black skinny jeans. And a hat to cover my expanding bald spot #trustory

Anonymous said...

Well said 9:07, well said.

Anonymous said...

11:07, if that is true then good for you. You are a minority in the hipster crowd. What I have found with the hipster culture is that it is abundant in mindless conformity.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I just don't want to be hassled on the trolley trail with my giant frizzy black beard juxtaposed against my skinny white legs and slight hipster frame. Namaste.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget, he was a singer in a rock band -- the Amelia Earhart Memorial Flying Band -- that once opened for Jefferson Airplane.

Anonymous said...

alt was Also a cop

Anonymous said...

you mean a carp

Anonymous said...

Just a nigger among the coons..

Anonymous said...

Looks like the love child between a chimp and the Joker. Yuck!

Anonymous said...

Sambo smiles.

Anonymous said...

You know, white folks decided years ago, to just let the niggers have a few "public offices". This was so that they were kept buzy and out of the way. Not a bad plan, while they were not given any real power. Now that's changed and maybe the humans should re-think this program?