Saturday, February 08, 2014

INSIDE BROOKSIDE BLOG REPORTS TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PUSH BACK!!!

Inside Brookside offers some really nice writing and great description of how a meeting this week went down: Brookside Residents Gather To Oppose Streetcar Expansion

9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok so you have two lonely bloggers who have greed issues against it and the public for it.

Fuck you Tony. Live in your hole. Leave the human beings alone.

Anonymous said...

The streetcar will kill white babies, show me says so, cars only are safe and they are what all young people want and no one uses transit and we pay too much taxes for it and it disenfranchises businesses from voting places they don't live and a minority of people don't want it who are loud on the internet and I don't like hipsters and when I travel I rent a car and there's never any businesses along transit lines in other places and there are no bike/pedestrian/transit corridors they will steal you jogging trail and the mayor explained facts to 3 zealots and they did not like the facts so they heckled plus bill nigro says he doesn't like it because the city cut off funding to his unused party bus also snow sewers roads murder can not be addressed if there is a streetcar

Anonymous said...

So Inside Brookside, has no opinion but left the meeting early because in her opinion nothing more was going to happen. I noticed it appears you made no attempt to help in asking questions yourself? I agree with the people the other issues such as water, street, sewer conditions and high crime are damn important issues over a street car that many feel isn't needed. So Mary it appears maybe selling houses is something you should stick with and not writing fairytales. You're pro street car because you think it will help you bank account in the end.

Anonymous said...

I was there. After all the rumours and misinformation was dispelled, the true colors of the opposed were revealed-they don't want more black folk having access to their neighborhood. And it was couched as crime, but the mayor got it. I saw it in his face. It's Wally world all over again. I'm so embarrassed. I've got to get out of Brookside before it wrecks my belief that actual progress has been made in this country regarding race relations. I am obviously in the minority in the way my neighbors think. I haven't made my mind up for or against the train, I'm skeptical of both sides but the undertone was so... and I suck for not speaking up but... I'm a douche, I know but I know what happened to those who spoke up about the grocery store and no thanks, yep, I'm a pussy. What I don't understand about the crime fear is that what, they think someone is going to ride the streetcar to what, steal a tv then take it back on the trolly? Or ride the trolly to rape (laughable as most rapes are aquaintence rapes) or murder then ride it back lol? Come on...the fear of my neighbors from brown people has reached an illogical, almost hysterical point.

Anonymous said...

11:46; you are not in the minority. Most Brooksiders are not racist and will welcome the streetcar.

Anonymous said...

11:46, you may have been there but you either didn't comprehend what was said or you came with expectations that clearly shaped your perceptions. Crime came up as a topic because we live in a high crime metro area and, along with a dysfunctional and unaccredited school system, feel there are much more appropriate places for the mayor to be spending his energies and our money. I think the real racists in our midst are those who try to twist every issue into a racial one. I have no beef with people who have a different skin tone than mine but aggressively stupid people are another matter.

Anonymous said...

If this bullshit toy train is all that lets run the damn thing down Ward Parkway and see what happens. Kansas City needs infrastructure and this administration is trying to sell us unicorns and rainbows.

Anonymous said...

the polar bear supports the Toy Train.....

Anonymous said...

Brookside will talk and shed tears and go home. They will lose because they will not support their opinions with dollars to fight these City Council Tax Nuts.
Sly knows his opposition and he has his game so far ahead of the people just waking up. They have been having meetings and gathering "opinions" fro citizens since last June. Where have you all been?