Thursday, May 08, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! BILL GEORGE KANSAS CITY TAXI MONOPOLY BEATS LYFT!!! MAYOR SLY THREATENS CRACKDOWN AGAINST INTERNETS RIDE SHARE SERVICE!!!



In a bunch of posts we've debated Lyft and their Internets bid to take over the local taxi biz. . . Just now Mayor and City Council closed what some are calling a "potential loophole" without a public hearing or any legislative ruckus. There was a bit of objection but nobody is going to go to the mat for Lyft.

What's more fun . . .

MAYOR SLY JAMES IS PROMISING MORE TICKET CRACKDOWNS ON LYFT IN THE FUTURE!!!

Here's the money quote:

"We have to, at some point, enforce our ordinances," Kansas City James said.

This backs up the Mayor's previous endorsement of a local taxi monopoly run by CEO Bill George and his friends from France . . . And today the Internets crackdown is complete and it seems that Kansas City talks a good game about the "creative economy" and Internets support but in reality City Hall seems content to jump through hoops to support the status quo.

Developing . . .

31 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Lyft was illegal, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

Breathing in KC is illegal.

Smilin' Joel Olsteen said...

The Boomer generation can't die off soon enough for my liking.
There is a better way of living, and they'll protect the status quo until their last dying agonal gasp.
Fuck them.

Anonymous said...

If I was a giant I would clean my ears with that guy. Q tip head

Corrupt KC said...

check Bill's campaign donations and those for the kc transit group. the council is bought and paid for.

Anonymous said...

The boomer generation can't die off. You fucking lazy 30 year olds would have to get off mommy's couch and get a job - like that will ever happen.

Anonymous said...

sly is bought and paid for to the highest bidder on every issue.

The Taxi Nazi said...

A good nigger does what he is told and Sly is a good nigger. When you got a good nigger you got something priceless.

Anonymous said...

You could turn him upside down and use him as a toilet cleaner, too.

Anonymous said...

The glass is always 31/32nds empty in KC....why does anyone bother or live there other than people wanting to kill their own race who also pay no taxes.

The Man said...

The "taxi nazi" that's what they think about you Mayor James. All of these people might be nice to your face but when they get home they're just using nothing but racial slurs. we have always known this but you don't Sly James. It's time to wise up and work for your own communtiy and all of the neighborhood that really need it. Big business will always take care of itself but kc needs a real leader for a mayor, not just an errand boy. It time to man up Mayor James.

Anonymous said...

The FIX is in. George must have threatened to pull any "campaign donations" if they did not pass the ordinance post haste!

I THINK IT'S TIME for an investigation BY THE state INTO THE CITY COUNCILS PRACTICES AS OF LATE.

I WILL personally be sending a complaint to the State of Missouri government about this.

Anonymous said...

Well the way to get the law changed is to let the Muslims rent camel rides, the Asians do rickshaws, the Italians do Chariots and then scream racist when the city intervenes.

Anonymous said...

7:10 - that is some seriously funny shit.

Anonymous said...

crooked fucking city full of fucking crooks like George and Glazer

Anonymous said...

I'd pay good money for a chariot ride down 12th Street between Grand and Charlotte. As personal transportation, not a parade gimmick. And I guarantee it would cost much less than a streetcar, and it could be staffed with hot Italians who look like the chariot drivers in Ben Hur and the Ten Commandments. Although I think that some hot Egyptians would work better

Anonymous said...

6:13 PM Agree

Anonymous said...

Egyptians had chariots before Italians. Didn't you watch the 10 Commandments and Ben Hur?

Anonymous said...

Lots of rah rah and hot air from Sly and the gang when they endlessly talk about millenials, the creative class, entrepreneurs, and all the rest, but when it comes down to good old cold hard cash, the story is just the same old crap with the same old insider gang.
NONEof the activities or services that real cities actually rpvide for their residents and businesses have done anything but gotten worse and have been more neglected than every by Sly and the current gang at 12th and Oak.
The balloon is about to collapse.

Anonymous said...

Nothing whips a person in a frenzy than seeing swarthy charioteers whipping those nags down the Trolley Track Trail whilst the wheels collide with each other like they did in Ben Hur, and like was later imitated in the movie "Grease" at Thunder Road.

BoJo said...

KC Chariot Rides would be 'da bomb!

Anonymous said...

God what I would do for a little old fashioned, Prendergast-styled corruption. You knew who to buy and how much it cost.

Anonymous said...

Damn he looks like a Missy B's regular.

Anonymous said...

I've lived in several major cities other than KC.

We have the laziest taxi drivers and service I've ever encountered.

Not only they won't show up if you call them and want to go a short distance to "do the right thing", I've had them in Westport not want to take me home because it's only about a mile for me.

Chicago taxi drivers have pieces of KC taxi drivers in their stools. They'll bust ass to take you anywhere you want to go as fast as they can get you there, then hustle to get as many fares as they can.

No wonder why we'll never get a REAL public transportation system back in this metro area. The taxi lobby torpedoes every attempt to do anything to compete with them. The lazy asses.

Anonymous said...

We, at some point, have to write ordinances and not decrees.

Anonymous said...

Bill "C'est la guerre" George looks a lot like Glenn Beck.

Anonymous said...

Yes cab company's in this town suck but then just look at who runs the largest group of them. Hell St Louis cabbies beat KC cabbies all to hell. Tell a SL cabbie to pick you back up in two hours you walk out and there they be with a smile on their face ready to take you where ever.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what anyone says that is one gay ass fucker there in that picture and his cabs fucking smell like ass.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the chicagoland poster above who noted the cabbies in this town are lazy. Letting Lyft break the law isn't the answer but you are right.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City taxis are a joke. Mayor James needs to focus on the neighborhoods and let Lyft live.

Anonymous said...

The only way you are ever going to get the city government to do what the people want is to make them accountable. We need to start a "restore accountability" campaign and vote the sonzabitches out until they start paying attention. NO FUCKING MERCY!