Saturday, May 24, 2014

Check The Kansas City Council Dude Russ Johnson Toy Train Streetcar Money Quote



Kansas City Council Dude Russ Johnson Toy Train Streetcar Money Quote

Kansas City Council Dude Russ Johnson led the way to Downtown Kansas City Toy Train progress this week.

Here's his money quote . . .

"Friends, I'm here to tell you, the results are in: Streetcars are catalyst investments that produce real and significant neighborhood revitalization and redevelopment."

Others aren't so sure, and a rather neat graphic was sent our way thanks to more skeptical and KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS.

Developing . . .

39 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Save KC. Stop The Train.

Anonymous said...

Stop that fucking Johnson asshole!

Anonymous said...

Maybe these folks can call Rusty when there is no one to help them http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/kcfd-to-shut-down-two-fire-companies

Russ Johnson, Washington DC councilman said...

"The results are in. Streetcars are catalyst investments that produce real and significant neighborhood revitalization and redevelopment here in Kansas City and elsewhereIf you do not believe it, your eyes are closed and your ears are shut. The sun rises in the east, the world is round, men walked on the moon and streetcars deliver economic development."

Anonymous said...

Omg he is bald as a newborn baby!

If riders die the system dies said...

Of course that all changes if riders start to die through senseless violence at Streetcar stops, say on Independence Avenue?

The decision to run that line through Hell is a huge mistake.

Russ sucks niggers ass said...

and monkeys will fly out my ass!!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad 1 old lady from Brookside thinks she should get to decide what infrastructure people in midtown and on the east side deserve and how they should pay for it.

Anonymous said...

"Friends?" LOL he isn't MY friend

Anonymous said...

The house of cards is beginning to crumble.

Anonymous said...

This city council will go down in KC history as the dumbest council ever!

Anonymous said...

“Knowing they (City Council) can move money to build emergency soccer fields, they can move money on an emergency street car study, come up with all the funds in the world to look at rebuilding our airport, it’s frustrating for us” Kansas City Fire Department Local 42 President Michael Cambiano

Frustrating is putting lightly. Especially if your house is burning down and you have to wait for the Grandview fire department to get to the Plaza with these latest cuts in public safety.

Anonymous said...

So what's his end of this scheme?

Anonymous said...

Chairman, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He's been involved in this scheme-scam since 2009 when it all started. Seven years of this shit.

Anonymous said...

Him and Sanders

July 16, 2009 - KCATA proposes $150 million downtown streetcar
September 3, 2009 - City Council directs City Manager to add Downtown Streetcar to MARC's Long-Range Transportation Plan

Anonymous said...

Ah so they been focused of trolleys and toy trains since 2009.

Is it any wonder our schools and infrastructure are crumbling, and crime is running amock?

Anonymous said...

Sly= voter suppression

Anonymous said...

This jerk has really turned into the "Pillsbury Doughboy"!! What a pig..

Anonymous said...

Delusion and desperation funded by hundreds of millions of your tax dollars.
What's next? Charlie Wheeler's World's Fair?
The innovation capital of the USA.
Mooooo.
Hahahahahaha.

Anonymous said...

A good question is which contractor is getting the contract to complete all the construction? Follow the money folks. Money is what influences all things. Will this train positively influence neighborhoods and business? What's wrong with the ATA Transportation System? What about the maintenance of the train. The Kansas City Missouri large area of streets and bridges cannot be maintained now. One time (before the new road construction) I counted twenty-two hubcaps around a large pothole at 22/The Paseo. Why are we not maintaining what we have first before we build something new? Money is what it takes to support a large infrastructure of roads and bridges in Kansas City,Missouri. The tax base hasn't grown any since half of society is on subsistence. How are we folks that do pay taxes going to pay more taxes. Some folks are not paying any taxes and still being rewarded.

Anonymous said...

Not in KC, but you are getting your ass kicked Tony and all you got is post after post after post.

If your goal is internet troll posts, you are a winner. If you believe you are changing the light rail outcome, you are simply stupid.

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

Anonymous said...

So 11:12, your mommy wouldn't let you watch cartoons this morning so you took it out on Tony?

Anonymous said...

Nope but Sponge Bob Square Pants was a rerun dipshit.

Think of, what do you call a person who does the same thing day after day, and expects a different outcome?

There will be another post on rail tomorrow, then Monday, then.......

Anonymous said...

Amazing after all the hype it turns out Mensa people are in fact not geniuses but totally self centered dumb asses who probably couldn't find their way out of a paper bag if their lives depended on it.

Anonymous said...

For those of you who dont know this, the local chapter of Mensa meets in Tony's Mothers house :) Weekly? Or is it monthly Tony?

Anonymous said...

By the way, although qualified, Tony is not a member of Mensa. Something about being a Mexican :(

Anonymous said...

Does Tony sit in on the meetings?

Anonymous said...

Yes, he does... He sits next to Yael.

Anonymous said...

For the politically impaired, here is the translation of what was said: Fuck you voters, shut up and pay your taxes and let us run the city. We are going ahead with this and the new airport. Our contributors stand to make millions if not a billion from this project so they can move out of Kansas City and to a nicer place.

Anonymous said...

Don't kid yourself.
Most of the big money contributors to KCMO politics haven't lived in the city for years.
Check out Leawood and Mission Hills.

Anonymous said...

Of the 268 Burn and Mac employees that recently gave money to Slys re-election campaign, less than 50 live in KC.

Anonymous said...

OF the 8 regular transit haters on TKC comments, only 2 live in KCMO (if you count Brookside and the Northland).

Anonymous said...

Facts? Facts? Mensa boy don't need no stinkin' facts.

Anonymous said...

What Mensa boy needs is a job after he's termed out. Follow the money, as Deep Throat advised, folks.

Anonymous said...

Redevelopment? The over building of apartments is a result of massive subsidies from City Hall. We need economic development with jobs.

Flint Lock said...

Anyone that thinks for a second that the Toy Train will produce jobs is a idiot. It will not happen.

This is a billion dollar bilking of the KC taxpayer by a mayor wanting to have a "signature accomplishment".

Cleaver: the Tin Foil Antennas on Bartle Hall

Barnes: Sprint Center

Funkhouser: Sewage plant expansion

James : The Billion Dollar Toy Train

In the mean time, business is leaving KC. Crime is rampant. Infrastructure is crumbling. Hipsters are over-running Crossroads and Westport and Caleb is leaving town.

As quoted by the infamous Polar Bear, "We are fucked".

Anonymous said...

Russ Johnson is really an embarrassment to Kansas City. Every time I see this little pussy boy in the media, I want to slap him. Vote him and the test of this council OUT.

Anonymous said...

Cement Galoshes for the entire Council and the Mayor!

Anonymous said...

He can't run again, 8:48. He's term-limited and needs to find post-council employment. Let's see which of the streetcar contractors hires him.