Tuesday, January 07, 2014

KANSAS CITY POLITICO TO WATCH 2014: MISSOURI HOUSE REP. JOHN RIZZO!!!



The coming year should mark the continued upward trajectory of one of Kansas City's best elected officials in the urban core.

We've been a fan of Rep. John Rizzo for quite some time but this year he looks to earn even more support.

Here's why:

- Rep. Rizzo's district has evolved . . . He's now representing (the 19th District) as far East as Sugar Creek. These new lines offer an opportunity for the young elected official to broaden the spectrum of legislation that he will handle and maybe expand his focus to include statewide issues that also impact KC Proper. 

- Moving Forward Past Controversy - Last year Rep. Rizzo answered a lot of questions about an election that's now years in the past. The case is finished, a new election is on the horizon and in the meantime he never let it distract him from his work that included quite a bit of public safety and economic incentive advocacy.

- Minority Whip And Missouri Democrat Insider Status - Nobody can argue that Rep. John Rizzo has been one of the most successful Kansas City Democratic Legislators in Jeff City. He has a slew of public safety bills to his credit and more in the works along with important connections to top statewide Democratic movers and shakers that should help his standing (and that of his constituents) overall.

For these reasons and many more (including a new home renovation project in Northeast) KANSAS CITY REP. JOHN RIZZO is worth watching this year amid what should be an exciting General Assembly Session in Missouri.

Developing . . .

52 Comments:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/09/for_those_who_dont_believe_in_election_fraud.html said...

It is such bullshit that people just won't let go of that pesky voter fraud shit and get on with the democratic (smirk, smirk) process.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/09/for_those_who_dont_believe_in_election_fraud.html

Anonymous said...

I am voting for John because he is doing a good job and frankly the above comments and links make me that much stronger for him I am done with 2010 and most voters agree with me.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Royster

Elmer Gentry said...

From Chris Moreno

I was 1 of 2 of Will's witnesses at the Kansas City Election Board the night the Royster Rizzo results came in. As you may be aware, election results are made available to the witnesses in the room about 5-10 minutes before made available to the public via internet using a computer in the witness room so the witnesses can see it published.



Before the witnesses in the room even had a chance to see the results, Henry Rizzo sent a text to J.J. Rizzo's representative, which he read out loud to the lady he was with, stating "Johnny Joe wins by 10. JJ is in."



I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I was even more struck when the results were given to the witnesses and the first reading of results had John Rizzo victorious by 10 votes over Will Royster.



I was in the room during many of the Sunshine Requests made by my brother and Mr. Schieber as well as Mr. Royster, including when they requested the list of voters, which by law is supposed to be released but was deliberately held until the evidence deadline for the appeals trial passed.



The way those guys were treated was unbelievable. In many instances Kansas City Election Board (KCEB) workers leaked to the Rizzo campaign that they were at the office and [a friendly] blog had posts up attacking Royster, Schieber and my brother Chris Moreno before we even left the building. Important to note the KCEB Chair at that time, Shelley McThomas, is ex-wife of Mark Bryant, former Freedom Inc. head who is very close to Henry Rizzo & Rev. Tindall.


Anonymous said...

And more--

More importantly, I was in the room during the recount. I found the first unsigned ballots. Adam found more as did 2 of Will's lawyers. When you find errors in the ballots the count is supposed to stop. The KCEB refused to stop the counting definitely allowing more illegal ballots to be counted or passed through without detection.



This was important because we already knew that at a couple of precincts (the same where the group voting and electioneering was reported) there were stacks of unsigned ballots left at the end of the table for Rizzo voters to grab and stuff into ballot box. So I immediately yelled, "Stop. Found some of the unsigned ballots." By procedure, they are supposed to stop the count. They did not. They refused to. In fact they instructed employees to keep counting and reminded them that they are behind time.



When I questioned the ballots, panic set in at the KCEB. The KCEB lawyer began to make really unprofessional comments questioning my education level. Mr. Rizzo's lawyer began to do the same. At one point his lawyer began to call me names and called me out to the parking lot to fight. I couldn't believe it.



I should also note that the recount was literally given in a moment's notice. After delaying and delaying and refusing the KCEB eventually called Will and gave him literally a window of minutes to have his witnesses there for the recount.



I was in the room when multiple judges called the Royster house and asked to speak with Mr. Royster and told him about the voter fraud they had seen. Multiple judges on both parties were really upset, in some cases crying. I was in the room when another came to the house to tell her story and how she was treated by the KCEB and her precinct supervisor. She was crying in anger and sadness. It was very real.



I was in the room when one individual showed Royster a video and pictures they took of team voting by Somali voters at one of the precincts. That person refused to hand over the video and photos in fear of attacks and losing her job but the video and photos were very real.



I was there when a group of young brave Somali college students created Somalis for Royster and called Royster when their parents, especially women, were threatened by [their leader].



I was there when [one influential witness] told my brother and Will that a guy was allowed to be inside the Museum precinct location holding up a Rizzo sign, again very illegal.



I was in the room when my brother received threatening phone calls from Mike Talboy, then [Missouri House] Minority Leader, as well as a number of other people. I was in the room when some of my brother's consulting clients called my brother and told him that they were threatened by Talboy & Rizzo and told to drop my brother's services or lose their Missouri House Democratic Campaign Committee funding, clear quid pro quo.


Anonymous said...

John Rizzo is an effective legislator who has the backing of his peers I read the above links not one accusation that refers to him. Let it go.

Anonymous said...



What makes all of it so interesting is that Mike Talboy asked my brother to consult with Will Royster as Will and Carol helped in a big way hold fundraisers for [Democratic] Governor Jay Nixon. And on the flip of a dime, with a little pressure from Henry Rizzo, Taxpayers United and IBEW Local 42's leadership in Kansas City, Talboy flipped and did what he does best, throw people under the bus.



I was in the room when Barb Shelly from the Kansas City Star was on the phone and refused to hear Will Royster's story or support Will Royster. If memory serves me right. they didn't even interview him for their endorsement.



I was the person who found that one precinct has Henry and John Rizzo receiving a substantially more amount of votes (even though halfway down the ballot) than every other candidate on the ballot, a clear lead to ballot stuffing.



I was there when a major media outlet did a report of votes being cast from abandoned building and outside the district, but then the report was taken off of the website and not available to the Royster campaign.



Bottom line: Royster was screwed. I saw it with my own eyes. You don't get bluer than me. And I have no problem saying that it is such a shame that the "leaders" of Missouri Democratic Party and Jackson County Democratic Party don't have enough valor to stand up to clear election fraud. Not just voter fraud...election fraud.



Will Royster was the right person for that district and the voters spoke. And I can say that with my own eyes I saw the KCEB, John Joseph Rizzo's campaign and Jackson County via Judge Stephen Nixon take that voice away from them.



They could've had a veteran and neighborhood activist who has experience in economic development and negotiations and who could reach across the aisle for the betterment of the neighborhood. Now they are stuck with a corrupt Payday Loan lobbyist, who just used the people of Northeast as a springboard and hasn't even attended more than a couple of community meetings since being elected.



Sincere Regards,



Nicholas S. Moreno


Anonymous said...

Wow I guess we are going to beat that dead horse.

Somali welfare recipients who will never contribute said...

We love the guy!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, why let a little election fraud, complete with threats of violence, cover ups, election board malfeasance and the fuckin candidates relatives actually being convicted in criminal court get in the way of a hagiography of Rizzo?

Jesus, what a bunch of whiners.

Don't buy it said...

The above blogger should really look at the facts John Rizzo was never even mentions by any the above causes of action I am lawyer and watched it closely if he would have any part in the above accusation don't you think ,it's it logical that,it would have been part of that complaint. He was not that II good enough for me. Not many people could have stood up under that he did and has became stronger, Sorry I don't buy it.

Chris Moreno said...

Chris Moreno is now in the house I thought he was run out of the State.

chuck said...

7:55

What a load of fuckin shit. The idea that because John Rizzo was insulated from the actual crimes in order to have plausible deniablility is an exculpatory testimony to his honesty and lack of exposure in this tawdry, odius disgrace is fucking disgusting.

chuck said...

8:10

Read my 8:12 comment.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris maybe Roystet will pay you again for the above blogs. Those links are your signature

Anonymous said...

Rizzo is cute. Post a shirtless pic of him, Tony. He's HOT!!!!

chuck said...

Shove "causes of action" up your fuckin ass.

The election was a fuckin fraud and the guy in office should be held accountable.

Instead, the pay offs, the malfeasance, the back room complicity of the elcetion board and the democrats who run this town is complicit in the subversion of what is left of the democratic process not only here, but all over America.

Anonymous said...

I live in Northeast and have watched all of this and I don't agree with this constant attack that come from a select few. I am voting Rizzo his support by his own members and all the endorsements is good enough for me.

Anonymous said...

Vote Rizzo. Sorry Will I was one of your votes.

Anonymous said...

come on...the election was
years ago...let it go.
who cares....run the race again..bring in unbiased people to watch the race and move on.
I loved alex fazzina as rep during his term.
he made half the doctors now
practicing in kc. Alex was
the best!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am going with Tony on this one. Rizzo is a good legislator and I am voting for him.

chuck said...

8:24

Yeah sure Harley, I can almost fell ya slappin me on the back. Bonhomie all around bar keep!!

Who cares about the law when our "boy" who thinks like us is elected over the majority vote?

"Bring in unbaised people to watch the race..."

Ya see dumbfuck, that would be the ELECTION BOARD AND THE KANSAS CITY STAR, THIS CITY'S PAPER OF RECORD.

Brutal, just fuckin brutal.

chuck said...

Hey, maybe this guy can defend the next candidate who gets T REXED up the fuckin ass by the crooks running this town.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25583019

Of course, we want him to vote for Rizzzo first.

chuck said...

By the way, I see the headline today in the KC Star is, "KC Nurse Makes Big First Impression On "The Bachelor".

What a fuckin disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Royster and Moreno who accepted money from then Republican Speaker Tilly and he didn't even believe their story.That good enough for me Vote Rizzo.

Anonymous said...

2010 is over.

Anonymous said...

Good blog Tony.

Anonymous said...

Good blog Tony.

Anonymous said...

Look, the statute of limitations is nearly up on this deal. All politicians lie. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

9:36 is right. Look how many elections are stolen. If it wasn't for election fraud, we wouldn't have the Kennedy's nor would we have George W Bush to kick around. It's how things get done. Now quit your bitchin' and get your nose out of were it doesn't belong.

Anonymous said...

Let 2010 go , it's not a issue anymore. Justice has been served,

Anonymous said...

Vote Rizzo stop this kind of attack politics I am sick of it.And I vote

Anonymous said...

Vote Rizzo stop this kind of attack politics I am sick of it.And I vote

Anonymous said...

Negative Democratic politician should stop they are ruining the party and helping the republicans.

chuck said...

We shouldn't "get over it" at all.

We should be reminded constantly of voter fraud because it is becoming more and more of a problem with each passing election. Rizzo is a prima facie example of criminal malfeasance not only unpunished, but elevated by way of connections to the powerful and popular to an office he not only did not deserve, but in fact, when the smoke cleared, stole.

Even more odious, is the way in which he stole it. Illegal immigrant voters, threats of violence and intimidation, outright lies by the 4th estate in conjunction with a refusal to report a truth that did not serve a liberal agenda, manipulation with de facto permission from City Hall which bent the rules to the will of the same criminals who stole the election and in the end, the aquiescence of public electorate so inured to electoral malfeasance and corruption with public officials, that the hue and cry to "get on with it" is a crid de coeur for those same sorry fucks.

No I am not fucking forgetting it.

elBryan said...

Wait, who are these Royster and Rizzo guys again? Like, we can vote for them or something? Which one hates poor people? I need to know so I can not vote for that guy.

Anonymous said...

10:43

elbyron, thanks for the Class War clarification.

The presumption, that the first and loudest to proclaim a red herring noble cause justifies the means to an end has worked well.

Sugar Creek said...

Wow there is enough venom in the above bloggers statement to last for years. Just dwell on this if he did something wrong he passed all the test. Because not one legal entity mentioned him . Anyone that good I will vote for and I live in Sugar Creek which is now his district. I have received several mailings and calls.

Anonymous said...

I received a polling call for Rizzo very professional and full of facts about the new district. He is working so ,that's why I will vote for him it's refreshing to see his interest in the dristrict.

Anonymous said...

Now that Rizzo cheated to get in, he seems to have impressed enough people on here to maybe get voted in without rounding up Somalis and making his uncle drive down from the Northland.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Rizzo isn't responsible for his uncle's actions. It was probably just a misguided effort to be supportive.

The Class War isn't a red herring.

I always judge the middle class on how they treat the poor.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you asshole
Not your fight anyway asshole
Go away asshole we have enough around here don't need a WVA asshole as well.

Anonymous said...

Check out Byron in chess he sucks at it as bad as his comments are in here. Chess pro my ass.

Anonymous said...

Rizzo is so freakin' HOT that I'd vote for him no matter what his record was like!

Byron Funkhouser said...

Free speech zone, bitch.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Anon 3:32

I've won more chess tournaments than you have.

Chris said...

Dear Johnny,

Please find a new hobby. I'm done with you. Despite threats and trash talk, i beat you. Then forced your family to steal the election. Then forced you to go even further in covering it up by lying in the media about stealing the election. Then showed the world the truth and everyone knows it. Now you can have your 30k per year to keep pretending you are powerful or important as the head of a delegation of C Teamers. Afterall, 30k is not bad for your first job! Meanwhile, I'm making that every 3 months. In fact, by the time you react to this, get Tony to write an attack article on me or Will, I will have another 10k in my mailbox. Why? Because i'm awesome and you are still the guy who had his dad steal an election for you. Bravo! Now go back to playing your Ps2.

Anonymous said...

^~ agree.

Anonymous said...

The head of a delegation of C Teamers! Love it!

Anonymous said...

It must be election year again, because Tony is putting on John Rizzo's diapers for him again.

Unbelievable that people in Northeast Kansas City are so lazy and stupid to not give a shit that this goof is STILL (Under)representing them.

Anonymous said...

So true 849

Anonymous said...

So true 849! C Teamers!