TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! BEST OF LOCAL INTERNETS FREE SPEECH OPINION ON THE FATE KANSAS CITY ZOO FREE DAYS!!!
This morning while so many other pundits in town was busy making their own uninformed and mostly misguided pronouncements about Kansas City Zoo Free Days, our TKC Blog Community asked the voters and residents of this town about their opinion.
OUR BLOG POST ASKING FOR COMMUNITY DISCUSSION EARNED OVER A HUNDRED INDIVIDUAL COMMENTS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF UNIQUE PAGE VIEWS ON SEVERAL MEDIA OUTELTS!!!
Mainstream media was busy censoring their conversation but HERE @ TKC WE'RE NOT JUST MONKEYING AROUND and we're really hosting UNFILTERED DISCUSSION ON CRUCIAL KANSAS CITY TOPICS without respect to elected officials or political correctness.
Still, just as the guiding philosophy of our blog dominates the Kansas City political discourse, so to . . . The best comments always rise to the top and that's what we're offering right now.
Feel free to comment on what our KICK-ASS TKC EDITORIAL BOARD has suggested are the BEST COMMENTS on POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS to the Kansas City Zoo Free Day hot mess.
No editing and just a bit of naming on all of these comments. Check it:
Coupon Dude said . . .
"Cancel the free day, instead mail out a free voucher that can be used any day."
ID Check said . . .
"Younger than 18 you would need a parent to get into Zoo"
"They need multiple free days, based on zip code/geography so they can control the attendance."
Warrant Checker said . . .
"All they need to do is when they show an ID at the door have a cop run them for outstanding warrants.
You have to prove you live in Jackson and Clay counties anyway."
Respectful TKC Reader said . . .
"There are lots of poor people of every race, but they somehow haven't concluded that their financial condition gives them free reign to have no respect for themselves or others and behave any way they want to, including killing other people.
"Endless apologies and excuses are exactly what contributes to this crap. Time for society to use the police to protect the other 99%."
Doc said . . .
"I found most of the teens to be delightful..
Especially the sweet young man who retrieved my child's dropped teddy bear and chased us to give it back to my son.
Take a pill,people!!"
Safety First said . . .
"no.free.day. Safety for the civil citizens, tourists, AND the zoo animals (they don't need the extra stress), is paramount."
"The problem is that Jackson County has an unusually large population of low lifes and criminals. We should stop trying to entertain these people."
Westport Trucky said...
"There is a solution to the issue. It's called a police department and they need to do their job. Then the DA needs to step up and do theirs as well. All the judges then need to hand down jail time for these thugs in State run prisons. Then the voters need to vote for more prisons to contain the prisoners. Look people be cheaper to keep them in jail than have them running around as they are now doing what they are doing."
Chuck said . . .
"In the meantime, the chaos, murders, rapes, assualts, thefts and intimidation of citizens, law enforcement and politicians continues. Dozens and dozens of cities are rushing toward a now too typical urban dystopia engendered by liberal, pernicious policies that reward what is in the end, violent behaviour and irresponsible life styles.
There is no end in sight and the only response to ever increasing levels of ignorance and blood, is the ever increasing hue and cry for more money to solve the problem from an ever increasing number of race baiting politicians for an ever increasing number of violent constituents.
The narrative of this destructive cancer is white guilt and it's incessant repitition from the media, Hollywood, politicians and most importantly, the 4th estate."
Byron Funkhouser said . . .
"When a white person commits a crime, you blame the individual. When a black person commits a crime you blame the entire race."
Brookside Clyde said...
"Race is not important, we need to focus on the guns and support Mayor James in his efforts to take illegal guns off the street and away from children and criminals."
"FORGET ALL THE RACE ISSUES!
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE REAL DEAL!
Why are Jackson/Clay County residents being taxed to support the zoo?
I didn't vote for this tax, and I don't visit the zoo more than once every few years.
If I live in Jackson County why does my adult admission cost the same as a visitor from another state?
The zoo should not exist unless it can support itself through revenues generated, sponsorships, etc.
The same applies to Starlight Theater, the sports stadiums, etc. These are NOT necessities like streets, water, sewer, etc. Let those who choose to use the optional amenities pay for their existence and NOT all taxpayers! The mindset is all wrong on these taxes and I hope people start getting MAD AS HELL and NOT TAKING IT ANYMORE!!!""
Marketing Guy Said ...
If people file taxes and pay the usage tax they should get a free voucher sent to the home per number of deductible persons with a social security number.
If you own a company or business in the usage tax area vouchers should be sent to them as well. They should only send vouchers to the companies and business based on employees allowed reported amount of social security numbers. People that work in the usage tax area pay it and deserve to go to the zoo free even if they don't live the area.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with marketing the zoo to companies and business. The zoo could offer company memberships to allow purchases of discounted tickets. See, if the employee gets a free ticket, you gotta buy tickets for everybody else, so you might as well get a company discount.
They could offer coupons for merchandise in the KC star.
They could build a better parking lot. The parking lot could be huge, have lights, and be very large. They have the land. They do need more parking. The parking lot could have a transport system to take people from the parking lot to the zoo, such as a zoo express transport system like a toy train, since these people seem crazy about trains.
They need to sell birthday party packages. They need to sell special tours like other zoos do.
They could provide veterans,civil and community groups discounts. They could have free for people over age 65 or 70 days.
They are not doing their part to use the zoo for its maximum market. They could make money on it if they cared.
I think it's safe to say most of our blog community is skeptical of solutions put forward by politicos while mainstream media is doing little more than reinforcing the status quo.
Mary Sanchez pretends to have a solution to local teen behavior problems even though I'm pretty sure she doesn't have any kids: If you set out to attract a crowd, be ready to deal with the bad element
Also, Dead Tree Media is pushing their elitist agenda on everybody else as well: Keep 'free days' at the Kansas City Zoo
Again, YOU DECIDE which opinion is best but it's simply a fact that NOBODY is asking voters and residents about this hot mess created by politicos and incompetent public officials.
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