Thursday, July 24, 2014

MUST SEE!!! CELEBRATE THE KANSAS CITY AUG. 5TH ELECTION JUNK MAIL!!!



DAMN IT ALL TO HELL!!!

I've been waiting for this $49.95 tablet that I ordered from The Chinese Wal-Mart and it didn't arrive today, instead, I was confronted with nothing but Kansas City election junk mail.

Let's sift through this together . . .

Fun fact . . . These direct mail adverts cost about $20K a pop (minimum) and they say that most voters only glance at the message on the way to toss it into the garbage.

Here we go . . .

The toy train offers this quiz and shameful deception that voting for the streetcar will decrease taxes . . . Fact check: It won't . . .



Like all skeevy ads . . . The Streetcar promises something for nothing . . .



More streetcar mail . . . This one is a bit more honest . . .



Actually, instead of lying about taxes, this one simply offers the benefits of voting yes and the incorporation of the toy train into other transit systems . . . For better or worse, that's the plan . . .



And now the public safety tax attempts to get reader attention with this ambo-siren soft focus cover . . .



A few facts about recent Kansas City cutbacks to the KCFD should put things in perspective . . . But the only thing I could think about was the hottie blonde paramedic taking care of me . . .



And for now, that's all of the propaganda that has come to the doorstop of Kansas City voters advertising in what most expect will be another LOW VOTER TURNOUT election.

Developing . . .

42 Comments:

Anonymous said...

KC politics = landfill roughage.

Anonymous said...

They are not lying about no tax increase in the one mailer (if it was sent ONLY to voters in the existing TDD) because they will not pay any more. The biggest lie is that the streetcar tax pays for the MAX line on Prospect. It doesn't. If you have enough courage (and time) to read the entire ballot language in Question A, you will find in paragraph 2 that it specifically will NOT pay for BRT, and even more specifically, on Prospect. Amendment 7 (the state transportation tax) will pay for the MAX line, regardless of the outcome on Question A.

Anonymous said...

LOL....what goes around Tony. Of all people to be bitching about "unsolicited bulk email".

Anonymous said...

Tucson is smarter then us. At least they are charging a fee for people to ride the toy train into insolvency.

Anonymous said...

This is way too much money that will serve so few and once it fails and we are saddled with generations of debt we will be the laughing stock. No street car project has ever paid for itself, EVER!

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah playing catch up my ass.

Many US cities of the rust belt and heartland lack the investment of coastal contemporaries, but have in turn been spared the rapid displacement of hipster economics. These slow-changing cities have a chance to make better choices - choices that value the lives of people and quality over the idiotic profit driven aesthetics of place.

Anonymous said...

How do we get those deals like downtown streetcar supporters where we can pay 125.00 a year on our homes? I'm paying eight times as much on a small single family home as most of these transit freaks. And my house is worth half! Think I'm kidding?

Look it up!

Anonymous said...

Property taxes I'm talking about.

elBryan said...

The part about Amendment 7 funding the Prospect MAX is really interesting because that was their big investment east of Troost that was supposed to lock in votes in 3rd & 5th district. Now it's irrelevant to question A.

Regarding the "same taxes, more transit," mailer, I think everyone outside of the downtown TDD should take notice of that. They already voted to increase their taxes, but now they get a second vote to increase yours; meanwhile, many in kc don't get to vote at all.

The worst part; they're not hoping to sneak that little cheat tactic through. They're brazenly advertising it. Anyone who votes for this TDD is smearing shit all over democracy and fair elections.

Local Politico said...

You want $300 a year property tax on a condo worth $250,000? How much can you contribute to my next campaign?

Anonymous said...

5:15 - astute observation, and right on point

Anonymous said...

So are the paramedics going to ride the Toy Train if I have a heart attack ?

Anonymous said...

Waking up one morning and realizing that everything this current KCMO administration is doing is an elaborate fabrication is a life shattering experience. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Question A ☒ endorsed by Mayor S'Lie and City Kclowncil

Who'd of thunk it!!

Anonymous said...

The lying never ends with these monsters does it.

Bean Stringfellow, local gadfly said...

Hey Dummies,
Yeah I'm talking to you turnip-truck rubes that voted for the e-tax the last go around... only to see that city hall had plenty of money to waste on frivolous bullshit over the last few years.
Surely you've notice right?
Well, now is your chance to finally redeem yourself and get that Mandingo to stop reaming you over your faux-granite countertops
Do the right thing,

Anonymous said...

So is Sly, Russ, and Doug going to count the votes and decide who won?

Anonymous said...

>> Continue ripping off your tax dollars so we can subsidize developers

>> Make promises we can't keep when you ask us why are our streets falling apart

>> Pass ordinances for emergency loans to keep the starter train running since people stopped using it one month after it's debut

Anonymous said...

>> Continue to provide emergency money to maintain Cindy Circo's swimming pool.

Anonymous said...

Unsolicited bulk mail???

Anonymous said...

Trash guys will be busy next pickup day.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy da Mayor endorses it!!!!

Northlander said...

WHAT ABOUT THE MONEY TAKEN FROM THE FIRE TAX AND WHEN TO PAY FOR TIF's DOWNTOWN $1.2 MILLION

Northlander said...

ANOTHER 16.1 MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE NORTHLAND TO PAY FOR THE TOY TRAIN.

Anonymous said...

Transit Quiz

What's the better deal?

Living downtown in a pricey condo and paying one quarter the yearly property tax everyone else pays.

Living somewhere else where you pay five to ten times as much in property taxes per year for a home valued at half of what our pricey lofts and condo's are valued at.

No Tax Hike. Suckers pay our bill.

Anonymous said...

Tom Perdergast house up for sale

There's a place for Sly

Bean Stringfellow, local gadfly said...

Stock photos of grammy dying because your taxes were too low to provide necessary services.

Well, can't blame 'em... it worked on you turnip truck cornfed rubes the last time with the e-tax.

Sweet Jesus just how fucking stupid are you people?

Anonymous said...

Ask the developers if they would build the project on a trolley line if the tax abatement and other freebies were not available.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of lying, thieving sobs, these streetcar supporters are. VOTE NO ON ALL the BS

Anonymous said...

California Farmers' Water Costs Surge 700% After Government Cuts Supply - Bloomberg

Choose between eating or taxes for a toy train and subsidies for "developers" on Aug 5 folks.

Anonymous said...

7:09 whats the address of ole' boss tom? I'd love to get a showing

elBryan said...

By the way, a large stacks of these Connect KC fliers that Burns & Mac fronted $600K to hand out door to door have turned up in trash bins at Budd Park the last few days. LOL, someone is getting paid to give zero fucks.

Anonymous said...

free train rides is like free trash bags that to will pass

Anonymous said...

There are even more of these Connect KC flyers in the storm sewers. It is hilarious!!

Anonymous said...

Shhh!!!!!!! 9:45 @ 10:02

Anonymous said...

Last time I checked gas prices are less today($3.34) than they were in 2008($4.07)more than five years ago. Another lie by the liar crowd.

Anonymous said...

How stupid do they think people are?

Anonymous said...

Living in the 6th district I've not gotten any of the street car stuff but I've lost count of the flyers for the FD tax I've received.

Anonymous said...

When, and only when the city government admits to being leaders of a City filled with nobodies, while trying to create a city of something, will only then, when the nobodies who vote for the wanna be somebodies can change some shit here!!

elBryan said...

I considered not alerting Connect KC and Burns & McDonnell to the fact that they're hiring bums to push their message, but they've got $600K to burn and I'm sure they were aware that a large portion of the people they hired were just gonna take their money and run.

You know, Scott Wagner tried to pass an ordinance creating restrictions on churches from serving food to the homeless because it was creating a litter problem. I wonder if he's now going to consider similar legislation to hold Connect KC and Burns & McDonnell accountable.

Scott Wegener said...

By everyone who wants to ride the train a brand-new Toyota Prius and call it done.

Anonymous said...

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