Thursday, March 27, 2014

APPROVED: KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PHASE DEUX DOUBLE DOWN!!!



Rammed through this afternoon.

Consider . . .

- Mayor Sly and his homies don't really have an answer on the murder count other than gun control.

- KCMO Revenue is down despite an economic recovery in other parts of the nation.

- Almost nothing in KC is built without massive TIF . . .

Nevertheless . . .

TODAY KANSAS CITY DOUBLES DOWN ON A TOY TRAIN STREETCAR THAT HAS LITTLE HOPE OF BOOSTING THE LOCAL ECONOMY!!!

Check the links . . .

KC streetcar extensions get green light from City Council

Streetcar expansion plan clears City Council committees

Survey From Kansas City Political Consultants: www.kctransitfuture.com

MUST SEE!!! HITLER LEARNS OF THE NEW KANSAS CITY STREETCAR!!!

28 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Just wait until Sly's NEXT term.

Anonymous said...

The Hitler video thing is tired, but the whitey kerr joke makes it worth it

Anonymous said...

VERY well done!!!

Anonymous said...

I hate it when grown up win!!!!

Pay attention to me or I'm going to bite my hand!!!!

No streetcars I said!!! Dammit! Everyone agrees with me cause I have the internet!!!!!!!!!

BNIM principal said...

Let's spend more money on some streetcars that'll never be built! Pop that bottle of Dom P!

Anonymous said...

Here is a tissue TKC

Anonymous said...

Milk Toast City Council

Anonymous said...

Quite honestly what I think we've succeeded at today is becoming the laughing stock of the Country with Russ Johnson, Glover, and all these other pro streetcar boondoggle supporters trying to sound like brilliant urban futurists.

Anonymous said...

Certainly the Feds dishing out the grants have to at least be thinking at this point. Do these guys know what they are doing?

Anonymous said...

The bow tie warriors showed up in force today. Wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think.

Anonymous said...

We are so fucked. Where's the vote!!

Anonymous said...

5:19: You've officially exceeded your lifetime limit on exclamation points.

Anonymous said...

Good one, 6:07!

Call him a chicken fucker now!

Anonymous said...

The Star is deleting streetcar opposition comments exposing this charade.

Wow

P Bear said...

KC Star = emergency toilet paper if no corn cobs around.

Anonymous said...

No need to worry. About the time the Main Street streetcars have broken down and been parked due to lack of operating money and maintenance, there'll be brand new books and lectures full of buzz words and catch phrases from the next round of urban futurists with all sorts of new ways to spend millions if "you don't want to be left behind".
And the next round of electeds at 12th and Main will be falling over themselves to divert money from last year's schemes to the next.
It's really too bad KCMO doesn't have an elected municipal government.

NO TDD said...

Robber Barons Version 2014

Anonymous said...

The only thing streetcar opposition has "exposed" is their ass.

Bunch of fucking howling children. Embarrassing

Anonymous said...

The streetcar goons are the fucking howling children anymore.

Anonymous said...

There's some building opposition to trolley coming further out on Main.

NO TDD said...

Damn right there is.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'd like to keep your "Toy Train" brainchild name for the streetcar... but it's pretty much outlived its usefulness and starting to sound self serving.


It outlasted you and me both. Not a toy train really at all. It's a streetcar.

And "Kansas City Streetcar" is its name... and since other outlets don't use your Toy Train moniker, it will be buried before you know it.

Why? Because you just don't have the combined reach of all the other media outlets.

Give it up, bud. Ya got some mileage out of it...but its very hard to coin a phrase when only you are promoting it.

Not winning.

Anonymous said...

It would be helpful and a great project to get ALL the streetcar supporters to sign their names on a document stating how proud they are of this and demonstrating their willingness to accept responsibility for the financial impact on the city and its other services that people actually depend on.
Then the names can be prominently displayed at budget hearings in about five years and made a part of each tax increase ballot language.
But by that time, these people will have all headed for the tall grass and have hundreds of excuses as to why things didn't work out.
And it will all be someone else's fault.

Anonymous said...

I voted for Clay Chastain's plan. I WANT MY FUCKING GONDOLAS

Anonymous said...

Theres a HUGE and TOTALLY GRASSROOTS opposition movement called NO TDDD, guys. Check us out on the Facebooc and the Twitter. Its just a bunch of totally local property owners who have always lived here and are in no way the same 10 people who were Brooksiders last week. We love buses, guys. Trust me. We just want more money for a bus system that been underfunded for 50 years that we have never mentioned before in any of our lives.Plus we want to SAVE MAINSTREET FROM BEING MAIN. Imagine Main Street with traffic or businesses on it. Nightmare, right? Imagine Main Street if lots of the historic buildings that are there stayed there instead of getting torn down for laundromats, self storage and empty parking lots? Help us prevent that. We are legion. The vast, vast majority, as people with a facebook page and twitter always are. We speak for all of midtown. All our neighbors agree with us. Plus Dave Johnson is a douche. Check our Vimeo, pretty much proves it. He even wore funny glasses once. And even though professionals came up with the plan, and the federal governments Transportation Department supports it, we need you to remember whose totally uninformed opinion really matters: a paid political hack, a cartoonist, 2 crappy lawyers and a carpetbagger. Trust us. Vote by liking on facebook.

Anonymous said...

hey 9:00am Who is this carpetbagger you keep referring to? I think I know who the others are.

Anonymous said...

9:00: Dave Johnson is definitely a douche, and thanks for saving some exclamation points for the rest of us, Dave.

Anonymous said...

Too many colons, comment thread punctuation monitor!