Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SHOCK!!! NEXTRAIL KC GOT SPANKED!!!



Kansas City toy train streetcar supporters have now started inventing phony numbers to support their cause.

Recently, they were called out on some of their propaganda and they quickly retreated . . .

Remember . . . The Show-Me blog pointed out fake numbers being used by NextRail KC.

Now the page on the site has gone dark.

Here's a bit of bragging:

"Not only does the information provide no detail on how it was collected, but the table attached isn’t even properly tabulated. Simple arithmetic (we used a calculator) indicates that their table yields $791 million in development and 1,984 housing units. (The summary they provide is $879 million and 1,997, respectively. They even mis-tabulate the numbers provided in their legend. What did Kansas City pay for this?)"

We noticed this morning that the link on NextRailKC has been taken down. So we’ve edited our post and provided the original flawed NextRailKC document here.

Question . . .

Once again toy train advocates are playing fast and loose with the facts and figures . . . Are these the same people affiliated with digging up unmapped Downtown Kansas City streets? I hopes they exercise a bit more caution in that endeavor.

Developing . . .

20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not about facts, it's about contracts.

Anonymous said...

That pretty much sums up everything about kcmo.

Anonymous said...

Nigga, please!

theEditor said...

Phony numbers aren't exclusive to Toy Trains. If you'll recall, East Patrol numbers were fudge and because the area where they anticipate building the police station is predominantly Black... people trusted the numbers. Here, we see the City doing it again and under the direction and disgrace of Pat Klein, Public Works Director.

Anonymous said...

"Once again toy train advocates are playing fast and loose with the facts and figures . . ."

Did they attend KC public schools?
Well then, come on....

Anonymous said...

Show me "facts" happening all over this blog and their patty Touhey vanity press page. Not so much in real life.

More show me lies for the show me shills and the confirmation bias "crowd" of 15 fake outrage peddlers

Anonymous said...

The simple fact is that Sly and the council have been sold a bill of goods by the urban futurist industrial complex and stampeded into a project that is only now becoming more clearly outrageously unaffordable by the kiddie coprs of millenials and hipsters.
Way way too late to turn back, though, and the original TDD doesn't com eclose to funding even the Main Street line.
The claims will continue to become more desperate, the math fuzzier, and the name-calling more strident.
The taxpayers are already millions in the hole and spending will continue to accelerate.
And all started with Doug Stone's clever recommendation of how to get just 375 votes, which had everything to do with the election and nothing to do with actually generating the money necessary.
KCMO residents, taxpayers, and voters taken for another ride by the gang at 12th and Oak.
This makes Lucy and the Charlie Brown football look like a story no one had ever heard before!

Anonymous said...

Who is it walking around in a T Shirt that reads, "Hands Off My Guiotine! I know my Second Amendment Rights!"?

Anonymous said...

Decapitation is 1st Amendment Free Speech!

We Lied, We're Sorry said...

Hey, what's a few hundred million between friends?

Anonymous said...

And...desperation has set in. Antis must have seen their poll #s.

Hahaha. Your best bet is that court case and that's a slim slim slim chance. Just keep saying unjust undue boondoggle and hope roldan read and is influence by a race baiting hatespace blog and show me lies.

Writings on the wall, suburban droids...you lose

Anonymous said...

10:04 Speaking of polls why not tell us how the new TDD is polling? Missouri is gonna ask for 3/4 cent for highways and bridges (real infrastructure) in the same election. We all remember how well the 1/2 cent 1% tax went.

I don't think you'll score your VP job at HDR if you don't get that second phase locked up. You'd better get Doug and the braintrust at BNIM to cook up a few more dirty tricks and bogus figures.

Anonymous said...

Lets give Cum Guy another chance?

Anonymous said...

Fuckin' crooks

Anonymous said...

True dat.

Anonymous said...

Go to bed, dan. You've got a long day of carrying water for a a St. Louis billionaires water boy tomorrow. Might have to "publish" a bunch more show me lies.

And roads and bridges in bumfuck, MO are "real infrastructure"? Haha, puh-lease, kid. Good to see your puppeteer is still shilling for the millionaires in st Charles. More like "real welfare" for the rural and exurban and outstate welfare queens who leech off the 2 economic centers of the state. Sorry, Merle, your gravel driveway in winters bone land doesn't really need to be paved and maintained by Kansas City and St. Louis taxpayers...

Anonymous said...

It seems odd that the streetcar boosters keep poking sticks in the eyes of people they call "suburbanites". Especially given the fact that the 84% of metro residents who don't live in KCMO couldn't care less if the folks at 12th and Oak bankrupt their city with scam glamour projects and ignore serious issues like street maintenance and public safety.
You'd have to conclude that the "suburbanites" that the transit gang have such contempt for are KCMO residents who live north of the river, which is a rather odd way to encourage support for a government which supposedly represents their interests as well as those of downtowners.
It's been clear for quite some time that Sly and the gang have been kidnapped by the kiddie corps, but it's still pretty embarrassing when it's emphasized over and over again.
But in just a couple years, all of these boosters will have forgotten how excited they were over the fad of the day and that the massive failure that it has turned out to be was really someone else's fault, not theirs.
Only the decades of bond payments will remain.

Anonymous said...

12:02: You're up late, Mensa boy.

Anonymous said...


Vote in August, of shut the F up.

Either you are for this, or against it. Either you like being lied to by the City leaders or you don't. If you don't like being thought of as ignorant, then Vote NO on the options the city gives. AUGUST. VOTE NO. Simple. Give City hall their just due. You can fool some of the people, some of the time, but you can't fool us all. When will Kansas City suck up and say NO MORE? Does anyone vote in Missouri? From the last vote, I would venture to say we have some pretty ignorant folk. No one who is educated would vote yes on anything the city is offering. The City is telling you they don't give a damn about education, unaccredited schools, sewer running in basements, pot holes the size of refrigerators, the Plaza being overrun by teenage thugs, and killings each and every day. They are saying that is YOUR problem. DEAL. They are dictating that you will have a street car rammed down your throat. Damn the cost.

If you don't know, VOTE NO. It is bad for all of us to spend money we don't have, with the huge debt Kansas City MO already is fighting.

VOTE OR SHUT THE F UP.

Anonymous said...

I think we should build a 5 billion dollar Airport. That should create a great deal of tax revenue that we can use on fancy bridges in the inner city. Maybe our city council can take a few fact finding trips with some of that money, and see how fancy bridges should be built. Wait....lets fund a task force to think about all of these plans. Let's find a city councilpersons family member that can create this task force and do a performance study for maybe 2-5 million dollars. Maybe we could find an ex-councilman that could buy depressed properties at 27 and Prospect, then demand that the city pay him $400,000 for each of those properties.. Maybe...