Saturday, February 22, 2014

Kansas City Newsman Bill Tammeus Considers Kansas City Country Club Plaza Troubles From Faith-Based Perspective



Legendary Kansas City Journalist Bill Tammeus offers his perspective on problems facing The Plaza in his latest post.

The Plaza's teen problem

The former Kansas City Star reporter offers a glimpse @ "what people of faith might be called to do when it comes to large groups of predominantly African-American young people looking to hang out on The Plaza."

Here's a bit of his conclusion:

"The deeper question, however, is whether Kansas Citians are more worried about protecting their beloved Country Club Plaza or about the direction of the lives of minority teen-agers in the city. The evidence suggests Kansas City's priority is not the latter but the former. How sad.

"Among such evidence you see the decades of decline and failure of our public school system, which now is not even accredited by the state of Missouri. If we really cared about the future of all -- all -- of our young people we would be working hard to rescue our public schools, which in turn would be working hard to open up the future for students.

"Some of that is happening, but not nearly enough."

I'm not sure if Jesus is the answer for violent teen flash mobs on the Plaza but it's cool to see somebody coming at the problem from the right place.

Meanwhile, Kansas City remains on the brink of losing its premiere shopping and cultural district along with faith in this town's elected leadership.

Developing . . .

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

If you're talking voodoo or chicken necks, maybe religion could help here. Otherwise, forget it. Niggers are beyond any religious help.

Anonymous said...

Those who truly care are called racists for pointing out the obvious. Those who perpetuate the problems are called "civic leaders". Those who keep the civic leaders in power are elected officials.

chuck said...

Whenever some liberal Kansas City Star apparatchik says, "How sad.", you can bet the farm a healthy dose of condescension and guilt are whats for breakfast.

Hence, ""Among such evidence you see the decades of decline and failure of our public school system, which now is not even accredited by the state of Missouri. If we really cared about the future of all -- all -- of our young people we would be working hard to rescue our public schools, which in turn would be working hard to open up the future for students."

ARE YOU FUCKIN SHITTIN ME?!!??!!!???

The most heavily subsidized school district in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD has been the KCSD. Taxpayers have been T REXED up the fuckin azz for the last 50 years, most notably in the 90s by way of that financial chimera which still visits us in our nightmares of Judge Clark and Arthur Bensen, who in short order handed over 5 BILLION, thats Billion with a "B" to grifters, gonifs and Urban war lords to piss away on cars, raises, drugs and a litany of shit that dissapeared faster than a summer shower in August.

Here is the real deal. The dumbazz did say on thing that DOES make sense.

"The deeper question, however, is whether Kansas Citians are more worried about protecting their beloved Country Club Plaza or about the direction of the lives of minority teen-agers in the city. The evidence suggests Kansas City's priority is not the latter but the former."

OWN IT!!

The fact is, billions of dollars has not, is not and will not fix violent African American, cradle to grave entitlement culture, so YES we SHOULD be more concerned about the fucking shopping area than a crowd of violent, soon to be imprisoned (Hopefully) shitheels, bred by other violent shitheel parents who have never, do not now, nor will they contribuute in ANY meaningful way ever to this city.

Westport Trucky said...

Bill sorry to be the one to tell you this but you're full of poopy. Why can't a man whom claims to be a man of God, fail to understand the issue is a huge lack of parenting. So Bill, you're lame attempt at some Christian media attention has failed as bad as the Pope's media saying catholic priests are not molesting young children.

Anonymous said...

The parents of these kids are most likely pretty vacant in the faith department.

cml said...

7:56

+1

the Polar Bear said...

where is Tammie Faye ?

Anonymous said...

chuck, you are a retarded barbarian. if you have multiple stories to your house, please jump off the highest one and land on your head.

chuck said...

9:43

The barbarians, you willfully impercipient lemming, are at the gate.

What you really hate, are the multiple stories, that an ever increasing number of Americans can share, that relate to violent African American crime, that doesn't fit into your narrative.

The truth is the truth.

Hyperblogal said...

I tend to agree BUT you don't look for the source of the fire before you put it out.

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for Chuck. Morons like Tammaeus have contributed to the very problem he now wants us to feel bad about.

Stop paying the scum of the earth to whelp out litters of scumlettes they'll never socialize to contribute one positive thing to society. Take away the entitlements and let the Darwinian struggle ensue.

Anonymous said...

Why the fuck does everyone seem to think that their kids need to be raised, nurtured and disciplined by everyone else? God Damn it you have the little bastards and you need to pay for their needs, their education, their medical care, their recreation and their misbehavior. Now get the little mother fuckers off the plaza before we kick their snot nosed asses all the way back to 63rd and Troost.

Anonymous said...

typical negro thinking

Kiesha said...

Hey Bill, if I am black and like to think of my vagina as a Jesus Canon, will you pay for all of my kids?

Call me.

Anonymous said...

Chuck, don't forget, the barbarians did not storm the gates of the Roman Empire, they were let in. The barbarians are here.

Dr. Ernest Evans said...

Dear Mr. Tammeus: I fully understand ahd share your concerns about how we as a society neglect our children. But in your memo you posit a false choice: "Saving the Plaza" vs. "Saving the City's Youth." When crime gets out of control in a city businesses and the better off residents leave--and the tax base collapses. Detroit has the highest per capita murder rate in the country; in Detroit it takes an average of 58 minutes for the police to respond to a 911 call. Not surprisingly, in the last decade Detroit lost 200,000 residents--the city is now in bankruptcy. If KCMO is going to have the resources to fund programs that young people need we have to have vibrant business districts like the Plaza--otherwise there is no money for such programs. So, put simply, if we want to save the city's youth we have to also save the Plaza--otherwise we are on the road to being the next Detroit. Take care and God bless!! Sincerely, REspectfully and In Christ, Ernest Evans

Anonymous said...

addressing the schools is like putting on a bandaid on a gaping wound;
the source of the problem is lack of Faith and lack of Parenting and Ethics, Morality. fix that and the problem is on the road to recovery.

Anonymous said...

they need to run that over paid super. out of town close the schools and spend that money on something worth while lake cages for these animals

the Polar Bear said...

Dr Ernest, you could not fund a negro carnival with then tax money from KC proper. Look at all the businesses and jobs that are leaving KC. Almost every day there is a new one leaving for Kansas or Indianapolis. Most of the citizens of KC proper are black and pay little or no taxes. Hallmark, is about the only big employer and they are moving to the burbs. No, KC is fastly approaching Detroit status. It will only take about 35,000 people to bolt KC and it's over. Wait till the Toy Train makes it debut in Waldo and all the hood rats can jump it there to the Plaza. Done,
history, over, kaput. KC will look like East St Louis. Color it anyway you want, but niggers are sinking KC faster than the Titanic.

Flint Lock said...

That negro loving Byron will be spouting off his stupid noise soon. Govt checks must have paid his I-net bill.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody else wish that Tammeus would go to the Plaza on a "vibrant" night and get that sanctimonious smile wiped off his face?

Anonymous said...

RE: Mr. Tammeus on Plaza Ruckus

First, we must confess that whenever we see Mr. Tammeus, we instantly are reminded of the PBS program Mr. Rogers Neighborhood (..it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood). A make-believe world of goodness.

Funny, but I don't think Mister Rogers was ever faced with hordes of unruly teenagers invading his neighborhood. And speaking of "teenagers" why is it that Mr. Tammeus chose to use "teen-agers" in his opening sentence? Perhaps we find our answer to this question in the very next sentence, when he uses the phrase "scary hooliganism" which I dare say would be unintelligible to every congregating teenager on the Plaza, as well as many of the adults. Is Mr. Tammeus living in the idealized past?

Now, we're all for proper grammar and superior English skills, but the juxtaposition of his words with the very people he is writing about is like oil and water. They resist being brought together.

Which brings us to the primary question he poses, "whether Kansas Citians are more worried about protecting their beloved Country Club Plaza or about the direction of the lives of minority teen-agers in the city." He fears that the evidence points to the former, not the latter.

While some of Chuck's comments were accurate and enlightening, I fear the sedate Mr. Tammeus may have soiled himself upon reading them. Likewise, Dr. Evans makes the excellent observation of a "false choice" narrative in his question.

I would like to turn the question back to Mr. Tammeus, and ask if hordes of youth were routinely trespassing in his yard, with violations of noise, littering, vandalism, urinating, etc., would he be primarily concerned with protecting his property and right to peace.....or rather helping to organize and donate to their entertainment alternatives?

Mr. Tammeus are you an enabler of bad behavior? Perhaps that is a question worthy of exploration.

(....it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor..)