Monday, March 24, 2014

TKC BLOGS KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES STATE OF THE CITY SPEECH 2014!!!



Finally made it out to the Northland hideaway where Mayor Sly is making State Of The City speech . . . Thank God for helpful white people.

Just got in and the Mayor is making up nonsense like "creative" economy... AND A CREATION OF A KC FILM OFFICE.

Mayor on economic border war...

"We need to realize that this fixation on competing with Kansas is short-sighted..."

Mayor Sly name checks Damiah White...3-year-old murdered last year.

Sit stand gimmick with high schoolers re: gun control.

Mayor goes anti-gun ... "In Missouri, what's good for rural Missouri is not good for urban Kansas City."

Plaza and Zoo hot mess referenced...

Mayor Sly forgets arrests and ruckus at his Mayor's nights events ... We've got pix and proof that even Mayor's Nights activities turned into a hot mess.

And then Youth Commission propaganda.

And yet another call for community cooperation.

A bit of reading program talk . . . Credit where it's due, this is the only program the Mayor does right.

Talk turns to schools...

"Every child in this community deserves a world class education."

Education talk makes sense at this location but it has turned into a love fest...Education solves everything. etc., etc.,etc.

Mayor Sly: "As long as I'm Mayor, every kid is my kid."

Sprint Center touted over parking lot.

"2014 is when we decide if we will go big or go home...The state of this city is dynamic and judging by the faces I see here at Park Hill High School, our future is dynamic."

And now dopey question from high school students moderated by KCPT's Nick Haines.



Final verdict...

TODAY MAYOR SLY JAMES HID FROM KANSAS CITY BEHIND A BUNCH OF HIGH SCHOOL DORKS!!!

Also, it's worth noting that even the students out here skew Conservative ...

The questions are right-leaning but still pointless...

Anyhoo, this is nothing less than a PR propaganda fest.. And possibly one of the least informative events KCMO has ever seen.

What's important here is to realize that the Mayor never won the Northland. He just didn't lose as bad as many people thought he would...So this is pretty much an exercise in political theater with students as props.

And here are just a few more pix of the hot mess...



Here's me getting creative with this study hall session...



Backstage Mayor Sly took more questions and defended his gun control crackdown efforts.



Funny story here...

On this photo, Mayor Pro Tem Sexy Cindy Circo told TKC that we "didn't need to be so sneaky. "TKC replied that candids are always better. She said, "I'll be candid." And then we started giggling and ran off...



Parting shot of a suburban education in hype.

I'm out... Totally a waste of time.

UPDATE: HERE'S THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE MAYOR'S REMARKS . . .

Here's the live stream replay . . . Watch for TKC rolling his big 'ol bug eyes.

LINKS:

KCTV5: Kansas City mayor takes State of the City to student audience

Newspaper: Sly James delivers upbeat 'State of the City' speech to KC young people

Fox4KC: Mayor addresses students at Park Hill High School

KSHB: Kansas City Mayor Sly James delivered the annual State of the City address Monday morning at Park Hill High School.

UPDATED WITH MORE LINKS . . .

NBC Action News: Mayor James addresses youth violence

KCTV5 Again: High schoolers grill Kansas City Mayor Sly James

Newspaper: Mayor James offers a poignant reminder on KC's murders

KMBC: Mayor: KC kids making progress toward reading goals

High Praise From Yael: Mayor James doesn't want 'idiots' ruining his city

KCUR: Kansas City Mayor Calls For Stricter Gun Laws In State Of The City Address

And so . . .

WHAT DO TKC READERS THINK??? IS THIS AN INSPIRING MOVE BY MAYOR SLY TO INVOLVE YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR CITY OR SIMPLY A PROPAGANDA EFFORT USING STUDENTS AS PROPS???

Developing . . .

58 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Somebody call La Migra!

chuck said...

Ya gotta admire Tony's dedication.

I am not being a smartass.

Anonymous said...

You mean they failed to put you in a Free Speech Zone, 2 blks away? Amazing.

Anonymous said...

James is an idiot. Disarming honest citizens will never succeed in disarming the thugs. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Anonymous said...

Next Mayor,please...

Anonymous said...

Like we need a State of the City address?

High School Scholar said...

Mr. Mayor: Umm, boxers or briefs.

James Sylvester said...

If I had a son, he'd look like...

Jim Lane said...

The Border War is over. Kansas won.

Anonymous said...

Just like Obama. A bunch of hype, new logos to promote, big speeches with little action. Its called propaganda and KCMO is full of it.



I bet the hipsters were just crying and swooning at Mayor James.

Get real said...

Interesting...while justifying spending taxpayer dollars to provide babysitting services...err..."activities" for the rioting hoodlums, the Mayor asked the PHHS student what he does after the stores and businesses close. The student said, "Go home." But the Mayor obviously didn't think that was acceptable for the urban youth, so he went on to explain why we taxpayers have to pay to provide late-night programs.

LAME SPEECH MAYOR.

Anonymous said...

TIME FOR A NEW MAYOR!

Anonymous said...

Mayor James:

More taxes

Blame guns for plaza mobs and zoo mobs/shooting

Force private contractor projects down the throats of citizens

promote logos like the Obama admin

avoid debates about non PC issues

pretend crime is not happening by black males




What else?

Anonymous said...

"Go big or go home" - like Detroit.

chuck said...

Look, I get it, but the Mayor can't fix the culture.

If he had any balls he would tell the truth about our moribund metropolis, but no one else in office has, so why should he? He can continue to make bank on the twisted, grotesque, liberal shibboleth lodestones that suck in the lemming whites who have never been in harm's way and grifter blacks who have, for generations lived off of the largesse of same.

The city is dying because of encroaching African American thuggery.

This isn't a new reality, it is business as usual.

Lets get a pool together here on TKC and bet on which business leaves the Plaza next.

Anonymous said...

Should of known mayor sly was going to bring up guns.

Mayor Sly said...

Urban Outfitters could hang in there for an indeterminate amount of time if they start selling kevlar, ordnance and ammo.

It's a "Creative Economy".

Harry Stone said...

Michael Moore says "Calm down white people and put away your guns."

I think, if I was alive, I would shoot Michael Moore. Would the Mayor be mad at me?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJol4bNIDTg&feature=player_embedded said...

The Mayor supports African American Terminators.

White People, PUT DOWN YOUR GUNS!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJol4bNIDTg&feature=player_embedded

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/10-potential-mass-shootings-that-were-stopped-by-someone-wit said...

Here are 9 potential mass shootings that were STOPPED by someone with a gun.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/10-potential-mass-shootings-that-were-stopped-by-someone-wit

Byron Funkhouser said...

The streetcar should be named for Damiah L. White, since she was martyred for it.

Anonymous said...

What the fuck are you talking about shit breath?
You don't know the first thing about KC.
Get some help Funkhouser.

Derron Black said...

Did anyone ask him what he ain't goddamn did?

Anonymous said...

Park Hill says.....STUPID NIGGER!!!!!! Take your clown show bullshit to the niggers that are ruining Kansas City. You are so full of SHIT!!!!

Anonymous said...

I cant wait to move away from KC

This town has a few "hip" buildings that are nice to visit twice a year.

What else? P&L is for 21 year olds, and westport is infested with hipsters.

Meebo said...

Sly James is a joke of a Mayor. He's a dancing fool and doesn't belong in office.

Paolo Andolini said...

What about the "candid" photo of Sexy Cindy Circo that was promised on here?

Anonymous said...

I'm over him. He's lost his luster. The streetcar has made him lose all credibility for me. He just wants to have fun and be cute. Not what I thought we were getting in a mayor.

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!! TKC Keeping It Real!!!!

"the Mayor is making up nonsense"

The Mayor has selective memory.

"Every child in this community deserves a world class education"...who would argue against this pandering statement? Of course, the Mayor is NOT the Superintendent of Education, and has NO authority over school policy, and thus should stick to KCMO topics!

"As long as I'm Mayor, every kid is my kid." Mr. Mayor, PLEASE don't threaten these young people!

"Today Mayor Sly James hid from KC"...BINGO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

He had to go to the suburban white high school to do this. If it had been held in a KCPS high school, he would have taken his life in his hands just by showing up. I pity the HS students who do that every day.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Sly, Take care of your own kids... Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

"the questions are right-leaning but still pointless"

stopped reading after that. whats with the instagram filters?

elBryan said...

I voted for the mayor and more or less like some of his effective strategies for encouraging growth within the city. But what I've been most disappointed with (and that's a diplomatic choice of words) is his unwillingness to truly listen to or compromise with people.

He might be able to convince people that if he let's them speak that he is actually considering anything they say or is willing to compromise with them. He has an agenda, all of it is what he believes is in Kansas City's best interest. Much of it is, but we have limited resources and diverting too much of it to certain things without openly discussing it with communities or giving them opportunities to vote on it is enraging. It's hard for me to even appreciate any of his good qualities.

P Bear said...

Nice job T. Only one problem with your venture into the future of KC today. You ENDED any chance of EVER being on RUKUS. Hopefully you won't be back North for some time.

Anonymous said...

Somebody said they saw Tony down Barry Rd at the Grass Pad trying to get some lawn jobs. Like the bear said, no Rukus for Tony now.

Anonymous said...

Game on: Gambling coming to KCI soon - KCBJ

Sly's Creative Class at work.

Anonymous said...

Gambling

Welcome to CK!!!!!

Anonymous said...

No doubt we need a fancy new airport just so international tourists can enjoy gambling in the comfort of a single convenient terminal. Get your lotto tickets and why not try your luck at CK Style Keno!

All aboard for City Kansas! Choo Choo!

Anonymous said...

Russ Johnson Tweet - Mayor James doesn't want ‘idiots’ ruining his city. Hear, hear!


His city huh? Considering idiots are running this city maybe they should think before they yap?

Anonymous said...

Johnsons Idiot in Chief isn't he?

Anonymous said...

Adios Sly.

Remember, you can't beat 'somebody' with 'no body.' Without an alternative 90% of these comments are a waste of energy.

Where is Brice Harris these days?

Anonymous said...

"Russ Johnson Tweet - Mayor James doesn't want ‘idiots’ ruining his city. Hear, hear!"

So they are going to fire Schulte, Klien, and McIntyre??? Excellent.

Tuluride said...


What a big bunch of nothing this mayor turned out to be. Only thing I like about him...he ain't Funkhouser.

If the Mayor thinks every kid is "his Kid" lord have mercy, just how damn many KJ's can this city bear?

Strangely enough, I think a film office is a good idea. no, really. not saying that it needs to have a super big budget. We sure could have used one when that moronic Bachelor was shot here. Best they could come with was cows and Oklahoma Joe's?

Cindy Who?

Westport Trucky said...

Hiding behind kids and not facing the real truth.

Anonymous said...

James is a MARXIST PROPAGANDIST and a boot-licking front-boy for the local bankers.

Anonymous said...

Sly James talks tough but he doesn't even have the balls to take his brand of tripe to anyone old enough to recognize him for the massive leach he is.

Anonymous said...

Damn I knew I could smell shitty fingers.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with 2:27. The solution to everything is spend money. He's making give-it-away Kay look downright frugal.

Anonymous said...

How the hell did you get your mommy to drive you to the suburbs? Please keep your dumbshit self out of the Northland. Thank you,

Cindy To Tony said...

"You, me, whipped cream, handcuffs...any questions?"

Kansas City Residents said...

Dear Byron,
You are physically repulsive,
Intellectually retarded,
You are morally reprehensible,
Vulgar,
Insensitive,
Selfish,
Stupid,
You have no taste,
A lousy sense of humor,
And you smell."

Westport Trucky said...

Byron,

Sometimes I need what only you can provide - your absence!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, I see the fuck-up fairy Byron has visited us again.

Anonymous said...

As long as I'm Mayor, every kid is my kid."

Seriously? Your own kids; one dead and the other buck wild... where have you been Sly? SMDH

Anonymous said...

Mayor Sly: "As long as I'm Mayor, every kid is my kid."

Citizen: "Mr. Mayor, I've met your kid. Stay away from my kid!"

Anonymous said...

Hilarious to see students on tv tonight yawning while listening to Sly. Why is it the worst fathers love other peoples kids? I can name several with career criminal kids and 5013c organizations for other peoples kids. Must be for the grant money.

Anonymous said...

Giggling Cindy Circo!

Anonymous said...

"As long as I'm Mayor, every kid is my kid."