Friday, May 30, 2014

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KICK-ASS TKC READER FACT CHECKS KANSAS CITY HIGHWAY 71 AND CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER LEGACY!!!



Recently, the Kansas City Public Radio station started whining about local dividing lines and they're currently crying crocodile tears 71.

Yesterday, we talked about the KCUR report that doesn't really tell the whole story.

Thankfully . . .

CHECK THIS TKC READER FACT CHECK THAT DETAILS THE HISTORY OF US71 AND THE INFLUENCE OF THIS TOWN'S MOST POWERFUL KANSAS CITY POLITICO!!!

This no-holds-barred testimony rings true and offers an IMPORTANT perspective on our Kansas City transit history. Check it:

Car-Wash Congressman Cleaver And The Stoplights On US71

The stoplights on U.S. 71 are a direct result of then-Mayor Cleaver demanding them. Those intersections were supposed to have fly-overs, but Cleaver insisted in the early to mid-nineties that there be stoplights, going so far as to ask for the resignation of KC's representative on the Missouri Highway Commission (Jim Gamble from Independence) when the Commission balked.

His logic went back to the 1970's urban freeway wars that turned D.C. in to the traffic nightmare that it. (there is no way to get through D.C. without traveling on city streets) He was convinced that the stoplights would somehow make the road less divisive and that the intersections would increase commercial development.

The direct result of his legacy on this issue? Instead of increased development at those intersections, ZERO investment in the area because nobody wants the security risk of placing investment there, and increased deaths - including the death of a child in the back of a Jetta a couple of years ago when a paroled felon, high on PCP, ran over the top of the car stopped in the northbound lanes. (Another fail all by itself)

Oh, yeah. We all get to spend more time on the road, too.
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13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Cleaver's stock in trade efforts are getting millions of dollars from the feds and making them disappear into thin air through some boondoggle jobs program that leaves nothing once the money's gone.
And his car wash fiasco is a personal example of that.
Cleaver's legacy is what little there is left of the east side and most of that will be gone in just a few years.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he would keep getting re-elected if he was white? What does he stand for, except free shit for blacks.
Not only this but the cruising strip in Swope park is his too, it has lead to multiple shootings, because as we all know black people can not gather in any size group without someone gettin a shoe stepped on and then shooting someone.

Anonymous said...

KC's two black mayors have been the worst thing ever for KC.

Anonymous said...

Let's take some of the streetcar money and fix Cleaver's mistake.

Anonymous said...

Sorry it was a neighborhood group that wanted the stop lights. A lady was the head of the group. He might of spoke up for them but the group is why the lights were put there..

Anonymous said...

Cleaver is a thief who continues to fool the people one day they will wise up.

Anonymous said...

Actually, in 1973, residents and other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit to stop the road as proposed. It took 12 years to sort out with the agreement to make Watkins Drive what it is today. It would take a federal court order to change it.

So as usual with fact checks around here, Tony's facts don't even come close to checking out. Seriously, you can't even Google the fucking Pitch?

So if I may...

TKC FACT CHECK!!! THEY'RE USUALLY WRONG!!! MY "FACTS," THAT IS!!!

Anonymous said...

IMO

The blood of those traffic victims are on HIS hands. His legacy will be that of a killer.

Anonymous said...

So many bad things because of that BRW drive..including seven dead ff and five innocent people (of this crime,at least) doing life!

Anonymous said...

Sure not seeing much on Clever being involved in the VA mess. I bet black veteran folk remember that

Anonymous said...

The real lesson to be learned:

Quit building unnecessary highways and tearing out neighborhoods where people live to build freeways and roads and horseshit for people passing through.

It's Your Vote said...

Cleaver also supported the boondoggle known as East Patrol. So, he seems to enjoy stealing real estate from Blacks.

P Bear said...

Leave it to Cleaver is the biggest GRIFTER in the

"Black Troupe of Apes" that claim to be pols in KC.