Saturday, February 15, 2014

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! CHECK JUST A FEW REASONS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS ARE RAGING AGAINST MAYOR SLY'S CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN McGURK!!!



Kansas City Mayor Sly James is already in the process of launching his second bid for office and while the mainstream media is content to do nothing more than sing his praises for fear of losing their access . . . There's quite a different view of the Mayor's Administration from local neighborhoods.

To wit . . .

BEHIND THE SCENES: THE BIGGEST CRITICISM FACING MAYOR SLY JAMES RIGHT NOW IS THE OVERWHELMING NEGATIVE REACTION TO CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN McGURK!!!

We've been holding off on writing this post for nearly half a year because we like John and think he's basically a nice guy BUT so many complaints aimed at the dude demand that we cover this issue in order to voice a common complaint that Dead Tree Media denizens are too scared to report.

Accordingly . . .

HERE ARE JUST A FEW COMPLAINTS THAT HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY AIMED THE WAY OF MAYOR SLY'S CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN McGURK!!!

Here we go:

- Kansas City Democratic Party elite think the guy is a Republican and they cite his wife's GOP Convention 2016 work as proof.



While it's certainly no crime to be a Republican . . . Touting GOP party credentials and affiliations doesn't go over well in this union and Democratic controlled town. The McGurk GOP family ties have long been a sticking point among otherwise enthusiastic supporters of Mayor Sly.

- Urban Core Politicos See McGurk As A Gatekeeper

One Insider tells TKC:

"It's really annoying seeing John trying to shut me out when he knows it's not only my job to get around him but also something that I can do easily because the Mayor needs my advice. The Mayor needs to talk to people in the community if he plans on staying in touch. This McGurk is quick to tell you the Mayor is 'booked solid' but doesn't know that Sly can't afford to hide behind him."

And the last group that we'll list who seems to be having trouble with the Chief of Staff . . .

- Kansas City Northland Denizens, Tax Fighters And Conservatives See McGurk As A Bit Of An Elitist

It's kind of a Catch-22 here given that some top Democrats don't like McGurk but then the Conservatives see the guy as part of the closed clique of liberal Ward Parkway Corridor elite politicos. It's a losing situation but it's also impossible to explain to those outside of Midtown and Corridor politics that social standing and likeability are essential in determining the pecking order for political power players like McGurk.

And here's the inevitable conclusion that we don't like but realize that it must be reported:



BOTH FRIENDS, CRITICS AND PROBABLY FANS OF CITY MANAGER TROY SCHULTE ARE CALLING ON MAYOR SLY TO CUT LOOSE CHIEF OF STAFF McGURK AS PART OF THE REELECTION CAMPAIGN!!!

Just as many suspect John is behind the effort to blame a great many City Hall failings on the City Manager . . . Now, political insiders think that it's fair play to call for John McGurk's job and sacrifice him as part of an upcoming reelection and re-branding effort for Kansas City Mayor Sly James.

Developing . . .

32 Comments:

Anonymous said...

give and take with John but I will say that most of the council needs to go.

Anonymous said...

Disagree on this one Tony. John is a stud.

Anonymous said...

So let's see. Some people think he's a Republican, although it should be rather difficult for any serious person to figure out the difference between a Republican or Democrat in they way they approach municipal issues. KCMO does have a city government, right?
And the other self-important hack is annoyed because they can't get in to see the mayor to give him their "advice", which most liekly includes why they sould get some city money or contract.
Sounds to me like McGurk is doing a pretty good job if these are the only reasons "some people" are "enraged".
A whole bunch of self-appointed leaders and political hacks need to be cut loose if KC is going to get anywhere.

Anonymous said...

it took you a year to write this?

Anonymous said...

sounds like tony and his thugs are demanding a mexi-can

chuck said...

John McGurk's Office-


DERRON BLACK: "John my man, my main man, I gots to see my man Sly".

JOHN MCGURK: "You watched "Shaft" again last night."

DERRON BLACK: "They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother..."

JOHN MCGURK: "I will call security!!"

DERRON BLACK: "Shut yo mouth!"

JOHN MCGURK: "NO!! You shut your mouth Derron!"

DERRON BLACK: "Damn nigga, it's part of the song, you say 'Shut yo Mouth'"

JOHN MCGURK: "Derron, I am NOT your nigga, and you have a restraining order which you are fully aware of. If you step on my Levan Burton "Roots" rug you are at 49 feet and I will call security. Besides the Mayor is too busy to see ANYONE!"

DERRON BLACK: "I need his help in my campaign for Mayor! He has GOT to see me! No matter what our differences are, he knows I am the man that the people want!!"

JOHN MCGURK: "That is exactly why the mayor hired me to get out the white boy vote."

DERRON BLACK: "You leave me no choice. From now on, I will only be addressed as Shahid Abdullah and I am sending a picture of my cock to Cincy Circo."

JOHN MCGURK: "You should be a shoo-in. Now I gotta get these mailers out to North Kansas City for the Toy Train."

DERRON BLACK: "Cindy is back on the market, right?"

JOHN MCGURK: "Please get the fuck outta here."

DERRON BLACK: "Fuck this mayor, he won't see anybody!!"

Anonymous said...

7:50, you are making a bit of a stretch. You are assuming that their is competent elected leadership in Kansas City. I'd suggest that or 13 "leaders" are cut out for a town something along the lines of Mayberry from the Andy Griffith show.

Pootie Tang said...

Chuck, uz thnks Cindy would work da Northland fo da Pootie Tang?

Anonymous said...

Ain't it the shitz when the biggest complaint from Democrats is that his wife worked to bring the biggest convention in decades to shit hole city. Boy! Don't ever cross the isle in this freaking town. That is even worse than being racist. If the Dems had any damn influence anywhere besides the ghetto maybe they could bring their sappy assed convention sometime. God knows the bleeding heart attendees would have plenty off illegal immigrants to kiss up too and they could go on calling the Republicans names using jackasses like Al Sharpton as their authority.

Anonymous said...

Hiring a white boy to keep the gate for a nigger. That's what this is all about. James just loves having a white, GOP member to order around like a SLAVE...

Anonymous said...

Aisle = divide
Isle = island

Anonymous said...

No one talks about a DINO, or democrat in name only. Maybe they should.

Anonymous said...

That fucking slug, Schulte. If he wants somebody gone, then they should probably stay!

Anonymous said...

The mayor's a liberal elitist. These people that think he's a republican are just mad because the mayor thinks he is better than then and doesn't need to be bothered with them. Welcome to reality. This mayor is in it for himself and his cronies only. His boy Russ and McGurk fit him perfectly

Anonymous said...

9:08 Bight Mie Chortz

Larry said...

Sly is wrong on streetcars for Brookside.
Wrong on KCI And wrong for a 2nd term

Anonymous said...

But he'll win re-election in a walk even though the majority of KCMO voters won't even turn out.
And then the folks who live in KC will pay and pay and pay.
The Mayberry comment above is right on the money.
Amateur night on the plains.

Anonymous said...

Give this dude a break.

He's the only white guy in a stupid hat, in all of Killer City, who doesn't think he's the next crossover rap star mofo.

Anonymous said...

Give this dude a break.

He's the only white guy in a stupid hat, in all of Killer City, who doesn't think he's the next crossover rap star mofo.

Anonymous said...

Looks like we'll be looking at this goofy outfit all afternoon.

Anonymous said...

My gym trainer is banging his wife.

Anonymous said...

So what is wrong if he is a Republican? You libs are so intolerant

Anonymous said...

Sly's biggest fault is continuing have that piece of shit Troy Schulte as city manager. That is why I will not vote for Sly again.

Anonymous said...

My guess is Glorioso is planting this crap with TKC

Anonymous said...

Typical Slanderella nonsense. Wait another year.

Anonymous said...

Chuck, for the love of God, please get a job.

Anonymous said...

Chuck, seriously? Get a fucking job.

Anonymous said...

Fun-loving Negro, and the village idiot. In charge!

Anonymous said...

GLORIASSHOLE !

Anonymous said...

Anyone that knows John knows that he is anything but a Republican. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

It ain't about political parties--it's about funneling legal business to Polsinelli, where John will return to. He's reeaally good at that.

Anonymous said...

Sly works for Polsinelli and a shovel wasn't big enough so he got a funnel. That's the way Curt Hall works?