Monday, April 28, 2014

KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN OPPONENTS CASTIGATE UMKC KANGAROO LAW SCHOOL TUESDAY STREETCAR LESSON PLAN!!!



This morning our TKC blog community is FIRST to feature some KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN CRITICISM that involves our Kansas City law school.

It seems the city college legal eagles aren't being fair.

Here's the UMKC FREE PIZZA LAW SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM planned for Tuesday.

More deets:

"The symposium, which is to be held Tuesday, April 29 at UMKC School of Law, will feature several panelists that include Kansas City Mayor Sly James, his Chief of Staff John McGurk, and Husch Blackwell attorney Doug Stone. Together, these men have seen the Street Car project from pipe dream, to infancy, to the construction of the first car line. The symposium will examine the different hurdles the project has faced including issues involving legality, financing, job creation, usership, cost/benefit, and more."

Now . . .

CHECK THE EPIC CRITICISM AIMED AT FUTURE KANSAS CITY LAWYERS FOR THEIR DEVELOPMENT BIAS!!!

First word:

"Notice the complete lack of a voice or opinion to discuss the negative aspects of the streetcar at this symposium. Is this how our young lawyers are being educated at UMKC, being only given one side of an issue?"

More to the point . . .

"FREE PIZZA!!! Come one, come all to see how our Mayor will present what is an unfair, unjust, unreasonable burden on the poorest people in Kansas City to a group known for their strong belief in SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SHARING THE WEALTH. He is going to present to a group who mostly do not pay any property taxes and will not be assessed for the streetcar. How can these academics support a project that will create this unfair burden on taxpayers?"

Meanwhile, Kansas City Insiders remind us that the toy train is mostly a free ride for local lawyers who benefit from this deal far more than anybody else. So this might be a chance for career advancement along with pizza carb loading for legal eagles facing a glut of attorneys entering the job market.

Developing . . .

24 Comments:

Anonymous said...

What kind of pizza?

Neil Hamburger said...

A whole lotta Spin!

Anonymous said...

What? They're leaving Mensa boy out of this one?

Anonymous said...

Hurdles to the Toy Train

1. Fire Departments
2. Police
3. Sewers
4. Streets
5. Schools

If we can remove these pesky expenses students all of you can enjoy living in Leawood or other fine gated and exclusive communities surrounding the Kansas City Missouri Urban Core while strip mining taxpayers for at least another 20 years or perhaps even longer.

Anonymous said...

What McGurk knows about anything would fit in a thimble!

Anonymous said...

Some of you will whine and cry about anything.

Anonymous said...

That's a great spin announcement!
They've taken this project from pipe dream to....well, pipe dream, and it's well on its way to bankrupting the city.
I hope someone asks Doug Stone why he thinks it's clever to commit the entire city to a multi-hundred- million dollar project with the votes of only 375 downtown residents, most of who are renters.
When it all tuens to crap, Sly will turn around and there won't be anyone there. And folks like Stone will be the first to head for the tall grass.
This is nothing more that a campaign for votes from the kiddi corps like Caleb "I'll never own a car" Whatshisname.
The kids get to vote and the adults get to pay forever.
What could possibly go wrong?

Anonymous said...

Hahaha. DeJanes is such a shitty attorney she doesn't realize the words unfair, unjust and unreasonable burden have actual legal meaning...not just a manta for disgruntled white brooksiders with a child's understanding of the law.

Too bad dan Coffey is too stupid to know his puppeteers is a fucking hack that every one else laughs at.

Should have let Touhey or kemper write the copy for this one.

Guess it doesn't matter when no one is listening outside echo chamber of shrill phony outrage.

Anonymous said...

Few attorneys know anything about economics, finance or business. Most only know they can bill big money when they have political connections.

Anonymous said...

Keaton Knott seems to be related to a Leawood architecture firm owned by what looks could be his dad. Keaton apparently lives on the fairway of Leawood South Country Club.

Let's keep strip mining these stupid KCMO taxpayers to maintain the life we've become accustomed to out in the burbs!

Anonymous said...

Clients appreciate Douglas Stones innovative methods to accomplish the construction and financing of shopping centers, warehouse and distribution facilities, roads, interchanges, sewers and other infrastructure, residential properties, office developments, and mixed-use developments, as well as many other projects that may not have been otherwise possible.

Any other questions?

Anonymous said...

Innovative methods such as tweaked elections and other taxpayer financed boondoggles?

Anonymous said...

The reason these lowlifes cut South KC out of the proposed TDD is there were so many pissed off people (on record) ready to kick some serious legal ass against them they didn't have any choice.

This farce will be voted thumbs down if it gets to the booths in August you can count on that. Then the 355 people who voted for this scam to begin with can suck it!

Anonymous said...


Right on, 11:23. Doug Stone is a joke. Can we say, billable hours?
He has no conscience.

Anonymous said...

11:28 You are soooo right! Excellent!

They screwed around with Kansas City residents with the downtown streetcar. A mail-in vote of 375 people cost KC $255 MILLION. Pretty clever, Doug Stone. Not again, however. The voters will show you exactly what they think of your legal maneuvering come August. Can you say SLAP in FACE?
You need it. As well as the entire city council and that pitiful excuse for a mayor. All of you have hidden agendas that could be the basis of an FBI investigation. Watch out.

Anonymous said...

Innovative methods - give large campaign contributions to politicians who then subsidize your clients. You might call it innovative but I just call it legalized graft.

Anonymous said...

asdf

Anonymous said...

Pineapple Express?

Anonymous said...

Of course no one knows as much about ANYTHING as 10:31. After all, he passed...the Mensa test!

Anonymous said...

It's not about ridership, it's about development. Once the starter line is done Downtown will become one giant flea market under a tent made out of flannel and beard hair, and natives will be living in the sewer tunnels for only $1,200 a month.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget they will be farming the riverfront so they won't need to drive to a grocery store.

Anonymous said...

Nice apostrophe.

Anonymous said...

1:29 - best TKC comment ever written on the Clay Chastain Railroad

elBryan said...

Doug Stone argued in court that the people who currently occupy property in Kansas City don't matter, and if they can't afford to pay the increased costs, KC doesn't give a shit; all they care about is property value.

There are some merits to that, but humanity isn't one of them.

City Hall is not about finding uplifting, positive solutions for our problems. It's about displacement, personal wealth, and comparing dick size with Portland, Austin, and Denver.