Friday, May 30, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CRITICS BESEECH THE URBAN CORE!!!



The case against Kansas City's toy train streetcar now includes diverse communities that have been excluded from this discussion amid a great deal of downtown "creative class" and hipster lobbying.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN CRITICS ARE TAKING THEIR CASE TO THE URBAN CORE AND WILL MAKE THEIR ARGUMENTS TO THE BLACK AGENDA GROUP NEXT WEEK!!!

This is an important presentation given that there's already a great deal of resentment in the 3rd District over almost a million bucks in PIAC funds spent on the toy train with no tangible results for neighborhoods that could have used this cash.

To be fair . . . There are more than a few consultants on the payroll who have been tasked with the responsibility of delivering this part of town to Burns & Mac toy train supporters.

Best case scenario . . . Discussion of a streetcar Eastside extension (while unlikely) should bring real debate about eco-devo to the forefront and make it clear that the streetcar is really just a scheme to benefit lawyers, engineering companies and politicos.

Check the notice THANKS TO THE MOST AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS . . .

TOPIC: “Streetcar: Phase 2 Update” - Monday, June 2, 2014: The Black Agenda Group meeting

Atty. Sherry Dejanes says:

I have 32 years experience representing clients in a wide variety of litigation, including medical malpractice, business disputes, and personal injury. I also handle many other types of legal matters such as: business transactions; contract negotiations & contract drafting; business formation; real estate transactions, and simple estate plans, to name a few.

I was the attorney for the Respondents in Opposition to the City's Petition to put the expanded Transportation Development District on the ballot in August and November.

Our opposition to the streetcar is primarily based on three major points:

1. The regressive nature of the sales tax, which will be borne by those who can least afford it;

2. The special property tax assessment that will be levied on all property owners, including non-profit organizations, within 1/3 mile of the trolley tracks; and

3. Money is being diverted from existing infrastructure needs to support an entirely new category of infrastructure.
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38 Comments:

Anonymous said...

TKC, your dictionary makes me uncomfortable. Good note though.

Urban core rhymes with Money grubbing race whore said...

Hate the toy train. That said, the Black Urban core has no room to bitch about anything. Millions and Millions pour into that rabbit hole with zero positive results. Its not like very many of them are contributing to the tax base.

Anonymous said...

russ won't go to this meeting. He is scared.

Anonymous said...

This whole streetcar fiasco - future economic train wreck - has been totally mishandled from the day Mark Huffer approached Russ "Mensa Boy" Johnson back in 2009 and said, I think we should take a hard look at a streetcar.

Anonymous said...

Toy Train Racket - A house of cards constructed of lies, manipulations, fudged numbers, ginned-up statistics and cleverly constructed deceptions.

A single truth and a single unvarnished fact can bring down the entire contraption. The streetcar fanatics obviously understand this which is why they are so obviously desperate to bulldoze this plan over everyone.

Anonymous said...

If you want a solid daily dose of lies and bullshit just follow David Johnson's twitter feed @kclightrail. Kid reminds me of a large mouth bass flopping on the floor of my boat insisting he's in control.

Anonymous said...

Johnson's thin skinned liar and manipulator. He fits in well with current crew running this city (into the ground).

Daves Orifice said...

Ya ought to come down and see the rail welding. It's so groovy! It's like the early 1900's all over again! And why not have a $10 artisan latte topped with a groovy kale leaf at one of the groovy streetcar supporter businesses!

Anonymous said...

The trolley is going to be great for KC

Anonymous said...

"Black agenda"??? Hell, it's robbing, raping, laying about all day, and crying about being put down. Stupid fucking niggers, most of humanity has you figured out. We just don't know how to dispose of you yet.

Anonymous said...

I was downtown yesterday. Wouldn't surprise me if the majority of small businesses downtown on the starter line go bankrupt by the time they get this thing done. A total chaotic freaking mess. Kind of a reflection of our current city leadership. If you want to call it that.

Anonymous said...

So they settled for the tin can finish instead of the bleeding red ink paint job?

Anonymous said...

Yep. All the better for graffiti.

Dewey Cheatham And Howe LLP said...

I'll sue anybody for anything. Just look at my lengthy list of specialties. No case is too big or client too poor. Just look for my ad on late night TV. Also handle obscure diseases and people looking at you cross-eyed.

Anonymous said...

The starter line should run from 18th & Vine to Truman Med. Very handy for those weekend "parties gone wrong".

Anonymous said...

I may be just a suburban GED Internet lawyer, as Mensa boy says, but I think if someone takes the property tax assessment issue high enough in the court system it would be found to be unfair. How often does a majority get to impose a tax on a selected few? And in this case, the premise that people living one-third of a mile from the streetcar, with its noise, construction issues, and added people mulling about, will increase property values is highly suspect.

But of course, I'm just a suburban GED Internet lawyer.

Anonymous said...

If the streetcar gang is going to depend on votes on the eastside to carry the day for the next TDD, they'd better show up at these meetings with some serious cash. Elections on the east side are never about issues or what's best for the residents. They're always about how a handful of grifters can relieve the candidates/issues supporters out of some bucks.
And in the last mayoral election, the TOTAL number of votes out the entire 3rd District was just 5000, so you end up paying for not much of anything.
Same old grifters, same old tune.
Pony up boys!

Anonymous said...

http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/great-streetcar-conspiracy

Anonymous said...

Tony you are really wallowing with the swine now.

Anonymous said...

This streetcar concept is going to tank just as bad as the health care regressive tax fiasco.

Sorry, Mensa Boy. You're just not that smart.

Anonymous said...

All the hope for the future of this city lies in the hands of the poorest, least educated and most disenfranchised voters on this side of the state.

Were fucked.

Anonymous said...

I wonder when the first beatings, slap game, knock-out game and shootings will happen once the toy train gets rolling ???

Anonymous said...

build it and they will pay.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget we will paying for it forever. The trolley will be free and with good reason - nobody would ride it if you had to pay.

Anonymous said...

The biggest infrastructure investment in KC's east side in the history of the city and...anonymous internet white people from the suburbs on say NO!

Thank you so much, missa big white Brookside boss man! Glad to knows you suddenly cares so much about us po' folk on the Ees Side, now that we're going to get to vote (the HORROR) on the improved transit investments we need to the systems we actually use on regular basis. Nice to know you have decided to make the decisions for us po' folk that don' knows no betta'!

I look at the map, and it sure looks like 75% of this transit plan is in minority-majority neighborhoods, and the 25% along main street aint all that white either.

You got your way and fucked the Brookside people out of getting to vote. Now fuck off and keep your noses the fuck out of our business, you patronizing motherfuckers.

Patronizing ass crackers.

Go meddle in your own hoods, and tell Mike Bushnell and Bryan Stadler that the reason only 10 people read they rag of a paper is that they don't speak for us, they speak to us...

nigger wif out a future said...

i kant wait to fuck dis up!!!!

Anonymous said...

3:19: You're not convincing as a black man, Mensa boy. The east side will get to vote on the streetcar for their area. That's as it should be. No problem with their voting for an additional 1% sales tax in their neighborhoods. The courts will probably have a problem with the property tax for the lucky ones who live 1/3 mile from the streetcar (a tax imposed on the few by the many). As a reference for increased property values please note the hot real estate areas of KC are exactly the areas that have been carved out of the streetcar scheme--Brookside and Waldo.

Anonymous said...

The best part of this whole deal is the intellectuals have counted the wrong votes. The cavemen have been running the back streets for a year and a half talking to neighborhoods. Toot Toot

Anonymous said...

Get on the "train", get robbed, raped or assaulted. Hey, it's your choice....

Anonymous said...

Have you thought about getting your legal advice from a new source...you've lost every case at every level so far.

Anonymous said...

6 people filling a Facebook page with FUD lies isn't really "talking to neighbors".

The more you guys prattle on with your talking point if the week, the more it's clear that the anti streetcar group is no more than show me AstroTurf, increasingly desperate and grasping at straws. Not a single one if your increasingly hysterical arguments has stuck. You've riled up the same people (a minority, btw) who knee jerk react to very transit plan and holler as wail, but you haven't moved many undecides, and they're increasingly alienated by your antics and lies.

But the 60% of voters in the TDD who har ALWAYS backed EVERY transit plan proposed for the last 25 years now know the need to show up in august, so thanks for that.

Have fun on Facebook and this blog for the next 6 months. For a bunch of people who spend most of their time making fun of young people and "hipsters" you sure do seem to like their technology!

Anonymous said...

You may be right, Mensa boy, but is it OK if we wait until the voters decide? This time you'll need more than 300 subsidized hipsters.

Anonymous said...

And your pretend African-American post was not only not convincing, it was downright patronizing, cracker.

Anonymous said...

Russ Johnson is a pathetic little dweeb with a tiny tiny cock.

Anonymous said...

7.04 AM - If your data is correct - 60% in the TTD voted for light rail.
Who voted against? Are you saying that
there are only 40% of voters in TDD who voted No? You better go back and read the returns on the day after the vote by district, last time it failed.
Your job is not to acquire more undecided the percentage of undecided is minuscule YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE MINDS OF LIGHT RAIL HATERS!!
Why do you think the mail in ballot downtown was the only way to get the starter rail passed.

Anonymous said...

11:49 is correct and now you have the Mensaman haters, the Slick James haters and those who think the mail in ballot was non democratic.
If you add those who minister to the poor and under served of K.C.to the NO votes you. You just smoking goofus.

Anonymous said...

Oh, we don't hate Mensans. We just think many of them (especially the ones who let everyone know they passed the test) have a way overrated opinion of themselves. Having a high IQ without having any social skills is like having a Lexus with a big engine and no transmission.

Anonymous said...

Does Russ Johnson look like Dr. Evil?(aka mike Meyers or maybe just mini-me?