Friday, March 14, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY BROOKSIDE DENIZENS PLAN EPIC ST. PADDY'S TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PROTEST WITH SPECIAL GUEST!!!



That's London Andrews but sadly, she's not the special guest for this Brookside Irish event . . . Check it:

ALREADY THERE'S WORD OF UPCOMING TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PROTEST DURING THE ST. PADDY'S DAY WARM-UP PARADE PLANNED IN BROOKSIDE!!!!

Here's the word . . .

"Derail the streetcar people will be marching en masse in the Brookside St. Patrick's day Parade. It will be a sea of opposition to streetcar expansion. Also a BIG surprise participant will be will be there."

Remember that the Brookside Parade is Kansas City's most political St. Paddy's celebration so word of resistance should prove interesting and hopefully spoil so much political pandering that creeps up during this party.

Developing . . .

55 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Paddy O'Quigley?

Anonymous said...

Big deal. They will build it, it will be a total flop. Just shut up and pony up!

Anonymous said...

False rumor

Anonymous said...

Now Q the powerless knuckledraggers of the TKC comment community...ok go...

Screech said...

It's going to be Funkhouser. They all forget that he tried to pass is own light rail plan too. Fucking idiots.

Anonymous said...

I'm one of the anti-streetcar people in Brookside, and I have not heard of this. None of us would mar a tradition like the annual parade. Tony, are you sure this is not a stunt by the pro-streetcar crowd?

No New Faxes! said...

Shut up David Johnson. You know that your people plan to be there as well. Brookside Parade is all politics.

Anonymous said...

That chick is a total cow.

Anonymous said...

I totally believe Dave Johnson and the hipsters will be there. Have NOT heard anything from the anti-streetcar people about anything happening tomorrow. What would we do? Protesting is inappropriate. Hand out literature? There isn't any, yet.

Marvin Pontiac said...

Why would protesting be inappropriate? This is THE economic issue facing the city's future for the next 50+ years.

Anonymous said...

Damn she is as big as London.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm.........conflict..interesting times......guess I better see what it's all about.

Anonymous said...

Protesting at the parade is inappropriate for both sides. It's a children's event, not a political event.

Anonymous said...

God forbid something in this town gets built that will raise property values. Typical KC, refuse to pay the taxes. So perfectly encompasses what it means to live in this town.

Anonymous said...

Considering the sea of green that's going to vanish from Brookside taxpayers coffers and funneled into downtown's growing debt and losses to keep the scam propped up wouldn't bother me.

Anonymous said...

It's a promotional event for all kinds of organizations and often politicians as well. I don't think we'll see anyone crapping on police cars but I'll bring a camera just in case.

Scenes from Sprint Center said...

Is there anything sadder than grey-haired men cheering like lemmings over a college basketball game?
Just pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Bunch of folks afraid of the real parade. Yawn.

Anonymous said...

8:15 Guess you are a KU fan. They played like dung, Iowa St. was much better.

Juicy J said...

Tony this Lndon Andrews picture is one of the best. Sexy as hell.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Staubio and Johnson will be in the parade too in one of those imitation trolley buses with Sly as the conductor yelling "all aboard, suckers. Let me take you for a ride"

Anonymous said...

What does "participant will be will be there" mean?

It will be there two times?

Anonymous said...

Whats Johnson going to do entering hostile territory? Walk down the trail to the parade then shout out to everyone... "there was no one there, the lighting was poor, surplus unused space ... this place needs development and density" or something?

Anonymous said...

Maybe he'll show up to show off his enormous strength by crushing an empty plastic water bottle.

Anonymous said...

I heard he's coming to the parade to sell his $5 support the toy train t-shirts.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't give away free t-shirts? What a cheap son of a bitch but hey he's from Kansas. Be nice if he would go back instead of being one of this city's biggest pains in the ass.

Anonymous said...

I once got one of his green t-shirts free. Used it to kindle the fire on the barbeque grill to cook some steaks.

Anonymous said...

8:31. No, I am actually a big fan of human dignity... which I see sorely lacking in seal-like clapping by the elderly for 18 year old's they will never know or meet.

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.

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.

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.

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Anonymous said...

Dave Eggers. The most overhyped writer since David Foster Wallace.

Anonymous said...

Is this the group that will be there with the bus drivers and their union?

Anonymous said...

Lol @ BKS is hostile territory. Guess someone didn't see election results in the last 15 light rail proposals.

This is a classic example of echo chamber effect. Fortunately none of you anonymous "everything sucks" commenters live in brookside.

Being louder is not the same as winning an argument. But it's hard to understand that when your an angsty 25 year old who's never been out if joco (except on the internet)

Anonymous said...

"God forbid something in this town gets built that will raise property values. Typical KC, refuse to pay the taxes. So perfectly encompasses what it means to live in this town."

Ummmmm. About that refusing to pay our taxes schtick, I just read about another apartment building that Cordish will be putting up near their ummmmm, "successful" P&L district that will pay NO property taxes for 25 years. Amazing how those who don't pay taxes are upset that we who do won't pay for their toys.

Anonymous said...

If your going to print the Hipsters Manifesto (now in its fourth draft), PLEASE print it in it's entirety. Really, people. Here's the missing part:

In the future as we hook up and reproduce, we, like everyone kewl, will be moving to the ‘burbs. You certainly don’t expect us to stick around this debt-ridden hole once the price tag for the streetcar and the new airport comes due, do you? Hell, no! We won’t stay! Our helicopter parents cleaned up after us all our lives so far, and now it’s someone else’s turn! We, like Hitler, need our Lebensraum, although some of our best friends are Jews. And our new living rooms will be in the ‘burbs, probably even in JOCO if it’s still kewl. One of the neatest things about Kansas City is the state line. Once we cross it, presto, and all of the city’s problems are now someone else’s problems! It will be springtime for JOCO and winter for KC, so all you smug JOCO folks, so snug as a bug in a rug, watch out. We’ll be coming to your towns soon, and boy will we make changes there. You won’t recognize the place once we do our thing, and if you don’t like it, well you can always move.

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

D' Liar Johnson said...

Brookside needs this streetcar so people from outside Brookside can come there for $3 pints. Once all the surplus space is used properly and the trail is integrated with light rail Brookside will be so much vibrant with a new 24/7 lifestyle where there is always action.

Anonymous said...

The people in the metro who don't live in KCMO, and that would be about an 80% majority, are mostly dumbfounded how the largest city in the area can be stampeded into vast and long-term debt by a bunch of 20-something hipsters from rural Kansas and the usual urban futurists who have to come up one new idea after another to maintain their book sales and lecture fees. It's comical and actually pitiful to watch and very much reinforces the decisions made by all of the other cities throughout the metro that they would never have any thought of collaborating with KCMO.
Amateur night on the plains.

Anonymous said...

The best part if this is the sweet irony of 20 something internet whiner complain about hipsters as those that's who is backing the streetcar in BKS and midtown.

We live here. We have kids. We own homes.

You don't live here. You are kids. And you live in apartment in joco.

Thanks for your interest in our city. It's just proves you suburbanites know what everyone here won't admit:

The only place in this town that matters is the urban core. The rest is just coattail riders.

No one here gives a fuck about the opinion of a bunch if northland 20 something's or the show me institute shills. We care about KC, and most of us know how important a development rail transit would be to the future of this already kick ass place.

Anonymous said...

7:37: You are obviously an illiterate hipster (or an overage hipster wannabee, a contractor or an employee of a contractor sucking up to your bosses). We who have lived here and own homes for decades do not want to pay for your new toys. If rail transit is so important to you, form a company, build it, and take the profits or losses. Put your money where your mouth is, in other words.

elBryan said...

The Northland is part if Kansas City and Brookside is not part of the urban core. Everyone obsessed with density needs to recognize that many people live in Kansas City because it is an affordable place to have a back yard for your kids.

Jesus, you visit your friends in Chicago or New York for a week and suddenly you're an urban planner. Except rather than sell your ideas and get feedback from the community, you think you can just force it onto all of us.

I've got news for you... KC is invested in roads, so let's put them to use. We can have better buses, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure all for a fraction of the cost of a streetcar rail. We can have commuter rail to Independence, Lee's Summit and Grandview all for the price of the streetcar starter line. And most importantly, we can let the entire city or county vote on that.

Anonymous said...

Given all the infrastructure problems Kansas City has, building a streetcar in an area already well-served by buses is like putting granite countertops in a house with a crumbling foundation. Oh, wait. Kansas City already did that on one of the Tracy houses, din't we?

Anonymous said...

I think 9:37 and 9:38, who is probably the same person, is a budding satirist in a long proud traditon. You are one funny dude.

Anonymous said...

4:10 AM Russ what are you doing up so late reading TKC? The obsession continues.

Anonymous said...

Haha.

Sinquefeild's shills at the bks st. Pats got booed

Anonymous said...

Rule # 1;

Know your audience.


Epic fail boondoggle by the citizens against the city

Anonymous said...

Tony, no one from Save The Trolley Trail had anything planned today. I'm not sure what this is about or who was involved, but our organization was not there. Members were there with their children and grandchildren, but not to protest.

Anonymous said...

@3:37 Actually the people in the parade were applauded, high fived and cheered on. That's what I saw. I saw no booing or negativity, I only saw support.

Good job, people. Derail the streetcar!

Anonymous said...

uh oh!!

The actual brooksiders have found our online hiding place, guys.

Quick accuse them of being Russ Johnson, accuse them of being paid contractors, accuse them of being hipsters.

If actual Brooksiders, who have always voted for transit, invade our little echo space, where will we go to vent our 20 something angst and practice our Ron Paul appreciation speeches.

I've been pretending to be a "decades long resident" of every neighborhood I comment about on this blog for so long, I don't know what I'd do if the actual residents start voicing their actual opinion.

Help me PT!!! Post some cooked up Cato Stats!!!! My Mom says I got to move out of her Overland PArk slipt level basement this month and I don't know if I'll have internet in my new apartment in Shawnee!!!!!!

WHO WILL KNOW THAT I THINK KC SUX EPIC FAIL!!!!!

Help me Paddy Carpetbagsy!!!!!!

Like me you are not from KC, and together we need to SHOW THEM what they really want and need!!!

Anonymous said...

5:14 is so full of shit. Must be a suburban angsty 20 something or a cartoonist from Northeast or a paid contractor for the SMI.

Seriously, everyone just stared. A few people booed. Not a single person cheered. I felt embarrassed for the 50 y.o. NIMBY empty nest moms who don't even know why their marching.

Anonymous said...

5:22: Get back on your meds.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ the idiot (BRyan) who says BKS isn't the urban core. Urban isn't a synonym for black, moron. It means the pre-war city, the dense, walkable actual neighborhoods.

As the most stable and successful of these, BKS is practically the beating heart of KC.

Fucking child.

Fight the streetcar in northeast if you want to be blind and dumb to the future. BKS got this way by not listening to every 2 bit angsty kid with a half-crocked "idea". Draw a HIALRIOUS comic about Russ again Stay the fuck out of our business..

Anonymous said...

8:04, you are a piece of........well, something. Wipe the spittle from your chin please.

Anonymous said...

So much Russ in this thread