TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STREETCAR TOY TRAIN SHOWDOWN!!! GLORIOSO DEBATES DEJANES IN CONTEST FEATURING MONEY LAUNDERING ALLEGATIONS, INSULTS AND TALK OF RACIAL CONSPIRACY!!!
Funding for the upcoming Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar was the subject of a great deal of fighting this weekend during ongoing community meetings in local neighborhoods.
To wit . . .
AN EPIC BATTLE BETWIXT POLITICAL CONSULTANT STEVE GLORIOSO VS. SHERI DEJANES HAS CAPTURED THE ATTENTION OF A GREAT MANY MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY DENIZENS!!!
The hot topics . . .
THERE WERE ALLEGATIONS OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND RACIAL ANIMOSITY AGAINST TOY TRAIN STREETCAR DETRACTORS!!!
CRITICS OF THE TOY TRAIN HIT HARD AGAINST COST AND TAXES BEING KEPT SECRET FROM THE PUBLIC!!! NOTE: REALLY GREAT STUFF ABOUT HIDDEN ADA COSTS RAISE AN IMPORTANT POINT!!!
LAWYER JOKES VS. POLITICAL CONSULTANT CASH QUESTIONS DOMINATED THIS LIVELY KANSAS CITY DEBATE THAT SEEMED TO DEVOLVE INTO NAME CALLING AND PERSONAL INSULTS!!!
Even better . . .
FIRST ON TKC WE'VE GOT BOTH SIDES OF THIS KANSAS CITY ELECTION CONFRONTATION SO THAT READERS CAN JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES!!!
First . . .
The Streetcar supporter analysis of the debate:
"Glorioso debated DeJanes this weekend . . .
See this link for a remarkable statement she made. Folks on the east side already wonder about the racial insensitivity of the anti streetcar crowd, like DeJanes, who live in south KC. This will only make them more suspicious. Even some who are not yet sold on streetcar really want the Prospect MAX.
"Also Ms. Sherry went a bit crazy when Glorioso pointed out half her donations are from laundered money through the so-called Missourians for Responsible Government. Her Smart KC committee will report tomorrow that more than half their money, $75,000, was laundered through the same Show Me Institute fellow travelers who opposed renewal of the Earnings Tax. Had they prevailed it would have devastated the city cutting huge chucks of city's budget for public safety---fire and police.
"Glorioso attack what he called "secret money," who no one knows the real source, that's corrupting the system. He told her that she should return it. DeJanes didn't respond."
Now . . .
Here's the opponents of the streetcar expansion saw the debate . . .
"Someone (hopefully you) will expose the misleading tactics of the City and their main damage control lobbyist Steve Glorioso . . .
There was a meeting on the streetcar issue after the 11:30 Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Sunday called by Father Brian. Approximately 40 people were in attendance, both sides were respresented--Steve Glorioso, the paid lap dog for the City and Sherry DeJanes, a lawyer for the opposition SMARTKC. Ms. DeJanes presented some very credible information in which she documented that we are being lied to especially about the costs for the project. For example, here is just one small fact...the City is not including expenses in their estimate to make curbs ADA compliant for streetcars which will be in excess of $60 million.
"Most of those in the crowd were against the ballot measure (except two plants that consultants probably cajoled or paid to attend). By the way, the Church will be assessed over $4,000 a year more for special property tax. As you know, nonprofits even religious ones are not exempt from this scheme. But it is all about doing something to help the poor isn't it (as Mr. Glorioso kept saying)? No advantage for the banks, lawyers, construction companies, real estate speculators and other City parasites.
"Well, when Mr. Glorioso couldn't counter Ms. DeJanes with facts he resorted to name calling. First, he made a demeaning reference to her because she was a lawyer (guess a consultant like him who is actually making money off this issue is so much more believable). When those in the crowd begin to question him about how much he is making from the campaign and who is donating, he then several times accused Ms. DeJanes of money laundering . . . Will you please expose this? It is absolutely disgusting that a hack like Glorioso would bend that low."
That's both sides of this debate . . .
NOW YOU DECIDE WHO WON!!!
Better than rigged polling, this contest will offer a real indication of who is winning the debate.
Developing . . .