Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MUST READ!!! SHOW-ME TOY TRAIN REALITY CHECK FOR THE USELESS KANSAS CITY STREETCAR ADVISORY PANEL!!!



Kansas City Mayor Sly James has made many of his supporters happy with appointments to commissions, boards and panels but his latest gamebit is the streetcar debate falls flat.

The Show-Me blog fact checks the new streetcar commission:

The Kansas City Streetcar Advisory Panel Is Just For Show

Here's the money line from the Show-Me blog:

"Whatever the advisory group decides, however, is moot. That is because the city’s petition for the creation of a special taxing district and the increased sales and property taxes therein has already been submitted to a judge for consideration. Nothing this advisory panel does will change it, nor is any decision they reach binding upon the city."

And so, with hundreds of millions at stake along with the destruction of one of Kansas City's most beloved trails . . . It's kind of sad that Mayor Sly's only move to seek opinion from the public is all for show.

Developing . . .

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's see if this pricks got wood!

Anonymous said...

Lets send them to Spain. Free vacations for everyone.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking about riding the toy train, but not completely sold. Can the city send me to Spain to help me decide?

Anonymous said...

So while he installs footings for Light rail, which up what people will pay in property assessments,and voted down 7 or 8 times the dictator goes forward whit his own plans.
Does anyone see a recall coming against the Mayor and City Council ? So what happen the Streetcars that the people voted on. [some of the people]

Anonymous said...

I submit that Tony Botello and Patsy Twohaybale would be more useful if they were ground up into dog food.

Anonymous said...

The toy train downtown hipsters opponents down south are growing rapidly and are energized and engaged so this is going to be real interesting.

Anonymous said...

These clowns run this place like old-regime Romania.

Anonymous said...

Buy now pay later! Hurry now to get in on this once in a lifetime opportunity to get the amazing transportamatic trolley!

Anonymous said...

We hipsters are getting soooooo tired of all the negativity surrounding the glamorous streetcar we have decided this city (using the term loosely) will have, so we are hereby issuing the second draft of our Hipster Manifesto. After all, if it worked for Marx, it should work for us. We think Groucho would be so proud if only he were only alive today, and if he wouldn't approve, well he could always move.

It’s obvious that some people in Kansas City are behind the times and do not understand the contributions we hipsters are making to this once moribund cowtown. As incredible as it seems, some people actually (can you believe it?) object to the fact that they are inconvenienced by all of the benefits we are bringing to flyover country simply by breathing the air in this midwestern backwater. Well, all we can say is get used to it. We’re here, and we’re not going anywhere. The following are the new rules we hipsters are establishing for this burg. If you do not like them, you can always move.

If you live anywhere from downtown to 85th Street, we reserve the right to hold marathons in your neighborhoods on any and all given Saturdays we choose. You should plan to stay in your homes and off the streets when we hold these events. If you are so inconsiderate that you simply must get out on one of the Saturdays we have occupied your neighborhood, please plan to do so after we are finished with our marathons, as we will do everything possible to thwart any automobile traffic we see. If you object to our taking over your neighborhoods for a good cause, you are a whiner, a cheapskate, and probably an obese doughnut-eating anti-fitness freak, and you do not deserve to live anywhere, let alone in the pleasant neighborhoods we have decided to honor with our presence so frequently. If you’re Jewish and are trying to get to temple, we’ll you’re not supposed to be operating machinery on the Sabbath anyway, so there. If you do not like this, you can always move.

We reserve the right to install any and all streetcar lines whenever and wherever we decide. Although we live in condos and apartments downtown that offer property tax subsidies, you are required to pay for the streetcars whether or not you ever use them. And don’t tell us to take the bus. We know there are a lot of them in this backwater, but buses are so Twentieth Century and are certainly not worthy of us hipsters. If you do not like this, you can always move. (Continued)

Anonymous said...

If you people in Brookside and Waldo do not like our taking over your neighborhoods for such events as marathons and streetcars, well that’s your problem. You should of thought about that before you moved into such attractive neighborhoods in the first place, and you should move.

Most of us cannot afford cars. (Starbucks only pays so much, you know.) And those who can afford cars do not like them, so we have decided that such car-friendly facilities as Kansas City International Airport are much too convenient and must be replaced with, for example, a single-terminal airport so that when our hipster friends come to visit us we will be able to hold our heads up and be proud of the fact that we will have an airport that is just as inconvenient as those in larger cities. If you do not like this, you can always move.

We reserve the right to make and answer any and all calls whenever and wherever we are, whether in a theater, a movie, a church, the restrooms at COSTCO, Half Price Books, a library, wherever. Our calls are much more important than anything you have going on. So what if you have to wait a few minutes longer when the cashier has to wait for us to end our call. Will this kill you? How rude can you get? If you do not like this, you should stay at home, shop online, and watch TV. Or better yet, you can always move to an Amish community.

We are not going to be bothered by learning the differences between your and you’re, its and it’s, to, too, and two, “should have” and “should of” and all the other rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization. These rules are for the small minded, and we have our minds occupied with much larger things and more important things like updating our Facebook pages. You say a sentence should start with a capital letter and end with a period? we say who cares if you can’t understand what we’re trying to say well that’s you’re problem and you can always move

While we condemn any overt discrimination against people of color, we don’t really want to have anything to do with them (unless they happen to be hipsters, like us), hence our aversion to buses and our unwillingness to cross Troost and certainly Prospect. It’s all good and well to talk equality, but really, people!

We hipsters think it's time to revisit the story of the emperor who had no clothes. In that story you will recall everyone believed the emperor was dressed in the finest clothing possible until a little brat offered his opinion that the emperor was not wearing any clothing. Well, who would you believe? Everyone who admires the new clothes or the little brat? Please accept that we hipsters have a vision for Kansas City, and we will impose that vision on you, vote or no vote. So don't be like the little brat and spoil the illusion--er, I mean vision--for everyone. Never mind the man behind the curtain even if he does look a little like the mayor, in other words. And if you don't like it, you can always move.

We, like the employees of “The Circle” in Dave Eggers’ insightful book of the same name want you to “like” us and rate us. If you do not give us top marks, we will only contact you for further explanation and justification for not rating us highly, so you might just as well save us both a lot of time and rate us exceptional in the first time around.

Please feel free to suggest additions to the Manifesto. Like us, it’s a piece of work in progress.

Anonymous said...

"These clowns run this place like old-regime Romania."

True, but Nicolae and Elena had more charm.

Anonymous said...

Nailed it.

Anonymous said...

5:16 wishes a grim death upon his opponents. I hear they have a very nice public transit system in the Russian Federation

Anonymous said...

Hey Patsy, practicing law without a license in Missouri is illegal. Also, practicing law when you clueless is...well I guess it's normal for you.

Anonymous said...

6:29. You are trying too hard. Chill out and let it come to you. Brevity is your friend.

Anonymous said...

Are people finally catching on to Slappyn Sly!!!

Anonymous said...

Lay off the jews will ya, 6:29?


I get what you are saying. Every generation likes to make fun of the ones behind it.

You are showing your age, Stalin.

Also, dude, you need to look at your caffeine intake. Seriously, do something else besides be angry on TKC. Get your own blog. I like your writing. I think you have potential to be damaging to others. Just come on, no more energy drinks for you past 10 am. If anger is an energy, you have maxed out your quota today.

Anonymous said...

5:26: Thanks for taking my posting seriously.