Sunday, February 09, 2014

STEVE ROSE STANDS UP FOR KCI!!!



Take a look at an important Dead Tree Media opinion that second guesses the eco-devo trend at City Hall for a change:

KCI's convenience serves people who matter most

The Steve Rose Money Quote:

Let's spruce up the current Kansas City International and hang out a sign on every gate: "Welcome to the most convenient airport in the world."

It's a nice sentiment in the ongoing Kansas City "adult conversation" on the airport that mostly just seems like Global Prairie scrambling to suppress every bit of bad news and challenge to destroying KCI.

18 Comments:

Inafunkaboutthefunk said...

Congrats to Steve Rose. Common sense, properly articulated. Now let's see if "Feel Good" James wakes up and backs away from the airport reconstruction boondoggle. Or will Sly become another Mayor Smartwithnothinghouser?

Anonymous said...

Sly and the gang want to have lots of exciting cutting-edge "projects' that they can boast about when they go to government conferences around the country. And it doesn't matter if they both make no sense or cost a lot...it's just your money after all.
And once the balloon of hot air is inflated and the urban futurist boosters are all fired up, it's pretty much impossible to turn the train around or to even slow it down.
And nobody at 12th and Oak is being honest about the costs, the bills won't come due for at least a few years, and by then the gang will be in some new elected position or working for one of the companies that made a bundle on one of their gradiose projects.
And the bills are going to take your breath away and run for decades.
There's no adult supervision at city hall and it's getting late for the public and media to weigh in.
All aboard.

Anonymous said...

Let's put the new airport in Johnson County.

Anonymous said...

I live in JOCO and I say no new airport period.

Cheap-assed Dad said...

Let's spruce up the old Vega and welcome people in a very convenient car even though you Uncle Sam will buy us a new car that is much safer and more practical.

Anonymous said...

8:14 Huge ass fail on making a point.

Anonymous said...

Breaking news to TKC: The Polar Bear has spoken !

Anonymous said...

Steve Rose is an idiot. He probably has to GPS to even find the airport. That fool spews more hot air than the glass plant in Spring Hill.

Anonymous said...

8:14 Uncle Sam has no more money for airports and has told us that. This one is on you.

Anonymous said...

What is convenient about finding out on the morning of your flight that it's leaving from a different gate in another terminal? I guess the fat-asses of KC would call it convenient just because they can be dropped off curbside, but this is only convenient if you live in the KC area and can have someone pick you up at the gate, otherwise it sucks. I have lived elsewhere and flown into KCI on business and I can tell you, it is an awful experience. This is why airlines continue to cancel direct flights every year. Next time you try to book a direct flight to anywhere but Atlanta or Dallas from KCI, let me know how convenient it is. Also, KCMO taxpayers foot the bill for airport police and maintenance personnel in the 3 current terminals, so I'm sure Mr. Johnson County loves it just fine.

Anonymous said...

11:38. I fly direct out of KCI almost weekly. No problems ! Best airport in the country.

Anonymous said...

11:38 doesn't know a whole lot about why airlines schedule flights or the size aircrat they use, neither of which have anything to do with the age of the terminal building.
They also don't seem to understand that the airport is an enterprise entity, which means it is paid for by the people and companies who use it and pay the appropriate taxes and fees.
Which makes me guess that they are also wildly enthusiastic about the streetcar, which they most likely don't know anything about financing either.
Ignorance is bliss.
All aboard.

Anonymous said...

10:45: You may be right about Steve Rose. (I don't know him.) But your comment doesn't address his very good arguments for leaving the terminal alone, which kind of makes you an idiot, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

4:52 it's a copy and paste story old news any idiot could see that but you I guess. So when one is an idiot best be careful calling others that.

Anonymous said...

For once Rose is right. It is the easiest air terminal except for Paris that I have been to.

Anonymous said...

Steve Rose is a dumb ass and I refuse to read this story because he is an idiot. His idea on the KCPS is out of touch and ill informed. Stay in JOCO you butt plug.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you knew Steve that well 12:10?

Anonymous said...

"So when one is an idiot best be careful calling others that."

Good advice, 8:03. Maybe you should follow it. Old news does not make it wrong news.