Saturday, July 26, 2014

SIGN OF MORE KANSAS CITY GRASSROOTS TOY TRAIN STREETCAR RESISTANCE!!!



As the Kansas City election date moves closer this is about the time when the inevitable political sign stories start to pop up.

Cowtown rubes love to complain about sign-stealing and/or misplacement along with other stuff that makes for a quick headline and might even earn a TV mention in between water-slide coverage. TKC NOTE: Earlier in the campaign we noted that JaxCo hopeful and baseball legend Frank White has WON the latest political sign battle with his Pat O'Neil/Mr. Peanut paid branding that has pretty much papered this town.

But recently, I noticed something just a bit different in my local travels.

Check out this home made and hand crafted sign of Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar resistance in the urban core.

While union print shop considerations in addition to political consultant politics usually dominate most Kansas City yard signage campaigns, this sign was posted on the property of some dude who just wanted to make his own crappy and horribly designed statement against the onslaught of local taxes being railroaded the way of the electorate on the upcoming Aug. 5th ballot.

Right now, it's a nice preview of another taxing and probably low voter turnout decision day coming soon.

More in a bit . . .

34 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Detroit is so cash strapped it's now cutting off water service to scofflaw elderly residents. Toy train backers there recently begged the feds for an additional $12 million in funding and are pushing ahead with the project anyway.

Anonymous said...

How about:

NO MORE STEPIN FETCHIT NIGGERS IN THE MAYORS OFFICE

Anonymous said...

Stop the Tax and spend Council and Mayor.

Anonymous said...

This is the opportunity to send a big message to the empty-headed bozos at city hall who have allowed themselves to be stampeded into this fiasco and financial disaster for the entire city by the snake oil being sold all around the country by the urban futurists and associated contractors and salesmen who score big-time every time another city takes the bait.

VOTE NO

Anonymous said...

Pitchforks & Torches!!!

Faggot Chefs Against More Taxes said...

Pickle Forks & Salad Tongs!!!

Typical Hooters Customers said...

Pitchers & Tits!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you remember downtown/crossroads before 2000? It was a dump and dead after 5. How did it become the community full of art and cool bars and restaurants that it is today? Not by dumping $500 million into toy trains.

Anonymous said...

How about voting no on anymore tax hikes, bond issues, CID's, or anything else until we see some audits on where the money they've already gotten has gone.

Anonymous said...

this blog is literally the same 5 spam commentators stoking each other on repeat.

Anonymous said...

Riding that train, high on taxcaine
Casey James you better watch your speed
Trouble Ahead, trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

Anonymous said...

Toy trains = slavery.

TDD = aparthied

City investing in urban core = holocaust

Sherry Dejanes = Harriet Tubman

Dan Coffee = Frederick Douglass

Mike Bushnell = MLK

Bryan Stadler = Malcom X

White Brooksider = Black Panthers

Show Me Institute = Nation of Islam

Anonymous said...

5:09 - untrue, I'm the sixth and I haven't posted a word. But since you asked...vote NO on the streetcar tax.

Anonymous said...

5:09 is in for a big surprise when the train is defeated.

Streetcar supporters are just about a dozen scammers getting consulting fees.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy ham.

Anonymous said...

Bus philanthropy wouldn't yield any downtown monuments or splashy groundbreaking ceremonies, like the the ones we expect we’ll be subjected to when the starter line opens, including all the tiresome bromides about the city’s comeback.

Anonymous said...

NO on the streetcar cash grab that benefits only design/construction folks who make huge political donations! It is only us, the voters, who can tell these design/construction buttholes to go somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Oh - I forgot to mention folks like the Polsinelli lawyers who also feed on this tax money like lampreys on a game fish - they have made $$$$$ and don't want their cash cow to go away if the streetcar doesn't pass.

Anonymous said...

#7 to comment- voting no streetcars from West Plaza.

Anonymous said...

Great graphics on the purple sign. The way "Unnecessary" is slanted really drives the point home.

So, WTF is the 11 guys on this blog going to talk about after the election?

Anonymous said...

Just a side note, the bigots on this site are some of the most humorless posters I have ever read.

Must be the hate thing.

Anonymous said...

West Plaza denizen here... voting no and telling my neighbors to do the same.

This fucker's going down.

Anonymous said...

Caleb and the kiddie corps have been awfully quiet recently.
Poll numbers not looking so hot?

Anonymous said...

Maybe homemade, but it is right on target!

Polar Bear said...

Vote NO

Fuck the Toy Train. Hipsters can hoof it or pedal their boards.

Anonymous said...

Ditto, Ditto, and Ditto

Anonymous said...

Echo chamber of irrelevance.

Anonymous said...

Kind of ironic there's no sidewalks on that street. Shows city's priorities

Anonymous said...

Singing Billy Squier right now

Anonymous said...

VOTING NO UP IN HYDE PARK!!!! SCREW YOUR STREETCAR

Anonymous said...

Funny how all the no signs are either in a very few Brookside yards (especially one that is partially built on city right of way) or at businesses or on subruban commuter highways, but all the actual taxpaying residents seem to want better transit.

Anonymous said...

Are you nuts ?

Anonymous said...

You WILL get streetcars, and you WILL get a new airport, rather you like it or not!! We are elitists and we know better!!!

Anonymous said...

There are only a few sane people left in KCMO. Hope they can vote this down.