Tuesday, August 05, 2014

CELEBRATE THE FAIL!!! KANSAS CITY TRAGIC TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PHASE DEUX TDD STAYS LOSING BY A LONGSHOT!!!



It's official . . . 100% of the precincts reporting.

THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PHASE DEUX IS KAPUT!!!



The second they opened this thing up to a real vote . . . It lost.

And lost badly.

Top Kansas City losers on this one:

Mayor Sly

Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo

Burns & Mac

COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON

Updated links:

KCUR: Kansas City Voters Reject Streetcar Expansion Proposal

KC Biz Journal: Results Tuesday night showed that the streetcar measure lost by roughly 20 percentage points.

KCTV5: This is a significant loss for Mayor Sly James who has been a major proponent of the streetcar system.

Northeast News: No expansion…for now

Developing . . .

92 Comments:

Anonymous said...

so sweet!

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS YOU CK TAYPAYERS! THANK YOU REX AND MR PEANUT.

FUCK YOU VERY MUCH $LY JAMES.

WELCOME TO HELL.

Anonymous said...

It couldn't happen to a better more corrupt group of people

Anonymous said...

Maybe the people of KC aren't complete idiots after all.

Anonymous said...

they'll just figure out another way for you to pay for it

you know that dont you

Polar Bear said...

Victory is sweet......... You hipsters oil those skateboards and call mom to replenish your debit cards.

Miss Sweetie Pie said...

Mr. Tony,
A big thank you to the voters of the intended district.

Anonymous said...

The voters spoke loud and clear tonight. If the people we elected to do the people's will continue to push this idea, we will speak again. This council and mayor have to go, period. They were elected to do our bidding. Protect our city, stop the crime, fix our current issues. Don't create more. I would support the politicians if they got us out of the Sprint mess, P&L debacle, and spent time fixing the crime. Until then, I will work on ridding city hall of the people working there.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if this town should cut its losses on the first part, and pave it over?

Anonymous said...

You suck Sly now just fucking move please.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha! I bet this makes Mensa Boy's teenie peenie ache.

Anonymous said...

ever heard of value capture options backed by bonds?

you will

Anonymous said...

Mensa boy has been locked in his rubber room in a straight jacket. But they let him wear a paper facsimile of his yellow Mensa pin. And they have him the toy train equivalent of paper dolls - because we all know a Russ is smart enough to get out of the straight jacket.

Anonymous said...

When can we vote our worthless mayor out?

Anonymous said...

And a big thanks to TonyKC, the only local media that was against the stupid trolley.

Anonymous said...

.....and let them begin complaining/blaming Clay Chastain in.....3.....2.....1....

"If it wasn't for Clay Chastain, I swear we would have had this thing sewn up!"

Anonymous said...

Can You Say:


TRANSLATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH?

NO!!!!!!
I didn't think you could!

KC Voter said...

It's time to recall Russ Johnson NOW!

Anonymous said...

The People spoke to tell these crooks and liars we're fed up with their shenanigans and we want the money we already pay to be used wisely for infrastructure not consultants, sweetheart deals for big corporations and do nothing jobs for their cronies. We don't care what old cronies endorse their lackeys or pet projects either. Hopefully it's only the beginning of the People waking up!

Anonymous said...

Blame Clay? His proposal just became the only viable funding source for the Toy Train, didn't it?

Editor said...

Congratulations, Tony, for your unceasing and solid work on this issue.

Anonymous said...

Marcus is 0 for 2 this year. Bad time to start your own "consulting" business.

Tuluride said...

Take a bow Tony!

Anonymous said...

No doubt about it

Anonymous said...

Let us hope that Russ got the message and will resign. If he really cares about KCMO, that would be the appropriate thing to do.

Anonymous said...

We the people just won !

Anonymous said...

Rock on TKC! Have a 4-pack of Twinkies.

Anonymous said...

Love the sexy ass Polar Bear!

Anonymous said...

Spend, take and waste the hard earned money of working Kansas City Citizens - THE HELL YOU WILL and THE HELL YOU WILL NOT sly james, russ Johnson and Cindy slicker. The voters have spoken and listen up you criminal thugs, we don't want your on the take welfare programs, in fact we are going to vote your lying corrupt asses out of office.

Anonymous said...

Can I hear an AMEN????!!!

Anonymous said...

What is best in life?

To crush your enemies.
See them driven before you.
And hear the lamentation of the hipsters.

Anonymous said...

well done tony false claims hype and race baiting are really things to take pride in

Anonymous said...

And kc fire sales tax passes by a landslide for 22 more years! Pay attention city council. If you want shit done don't ever go against public safety . Kcpd and kcfd still get the majority of votes and whatever they back.

Anonymous said...

10:41 is best

Anonymous said...

Suck it, Sly!!!!

Anonymous said...

Who is MENSA boy?

seanot said...

Let's keep the ball rolling right into the spring election!

Bjorn Borg said...

You folks bent over again for the fire grillmasters, huh?

When will you turnip truck hayseeds realize that KCFD is the biggest racket this side of the Russian Black Hand?

The threats about not reaching grannie in time worked I guess.

Fucking rubes. (I withheld calling you dolts because you at least did the right thing with the streetcar)

Anonymous said...

10:48 He goes by the name HARDCHARGER. You'll know him when you meet him, and he'll know what's best for you.

We the strange people said...

Bonyanne is out!

ms Russ johnson said...

Russ Johnson is a dick.

Anonymous said...

I would just like to congratulate Freedom Inc. for preventing "slavery" and "Jim Crowe"...too bad you had to become a lying Uncle Tom to do it.

Thank You said...

Take a bow Tony!

Firstly, for your unwavering defense of free speech.

Secondly, for your tireless and unwavering efforts to expose the boondoggle toy train.

BRAVO!

Cheeba said...

Good job dudes. Hope that Gates is SMOKIN!

KC 3rd said...

This is really a signal to the city's leaders. We can't go on hedging out civic growth on these election scheme that never pay off.

We have learned the lesson from the P and L District. There needs to be some sanity and real evidence for development, not just speculation and public relations. KC's voters have spoken, we need to stop spending so much on tourists and start thinking about our communities.

Anonymous said...

Boondoggle! Russ Johnson = Mensa Boy.

This streetcar boondoggle is Sly James' Waterloo. He is fucking toast. It goes without saying that Russ is burnt toast. I'll toast to that.

Congrats, Tony. Your blog is amazing in its ability to disseminate the TRUTH.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Tony. I have never heard you get so many kudos. Good job.

Anonymous said...

11:26 is right!
TKC = Fertile ground for inseminating the truth!

Fuckyouslyandrussandcindy said...

Question A?

The people have spoken...NO!

FUCKIN A!

Russ Johnson is no quitter said...

“If anybody out there thinks that if this gets voted down in August and it's going to go away, I know 50 people that are going to force you to either move forward or they will move it forward for you. So let’s not kid ourselves. The streetcar is going to be expanded whether we like it or not.”

Anonymous said...

@11:22 Exactly this!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with many of the "No" votes, but the anger and hatred is over the top.

You want to make a difference, you consider getting off your asses and doing something productive. I did not not agree with the supporters, but I respect those that get off their butts and work their interests. After Tony and his anonymous clan gets tired of patting himselves on the back, you might consider volunteering for a civic committee or commission. Would be more work than F-Bombing, anonymously, but it would give you a greater sense of productive effort.

Just one guys opinion.

Anonymous said...

11:34 - Like Sly, Russ and Cindy who got off their asses and onto their knees?

Anonymous said...

Fuck that 11:34

Anonymous said...

There are a few bricks falling out of the loose asses of the KC Falling Star Goebbels Editorial Gruppen.

Anonymous said...

That's one hell of an assumption you make 11:34 that there are no volunteers or activists who also happen to post here against the streetcar.

I'd say that pretty much makes you a sanctimonious asshole. But did it at least feel good to write that? I'll just bet that it did.

Inafunkaboutyael said...

Anybody remember where Yael was on the streetcar issue?

What say ye Yael T Abouhalkah?????

Anonymous said...

Tony's just a cheerleader for his city hall workers...his readership isn't big enough to sway an election.

Maybe those poor people can see a pile of crap that the city tried to pull over on them.

Who in their right mind would have voted YES other than those who stand to gain from its construction?

Caleb Michael-Flies, never owning a car said...

Ummm, guys????

Have you not been paying attention to my posts about how great it is to have decided to never own a car?

Why, just today I went from my StreetFunk Yoga class all the way to Brooklyn to get artisinal snow cones (they use those famous iconic old blue NY coffee cups!) in the span of 3.5 hours. Awesome!

Don't you guys want that kind of sustainable lifestyle for yourselves?

Anonymous said...

No political capital for Sly James.

Anonymous said...

Sherwood Smith your election called and asked why you didn't show up after raising and spending that much money. hahahaha

Anonymous said...

1134=TKC Hood hates being called out. Average BMI approaching 40 from the time spent on their asses.

Anonymous said...

reread 11:33 about 20 times.

bonds

Another Midtown Mom said...

You political people really get carried away with yourself. Did you ever consider that a lot of us didn't vote on this because we just didn't want the taxes or the construction headache. Don't overthink it. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Great job, Tony!

Anonymous said...

Where's that fat fuck?? Don't you guys/ gals call him Jeff Roe?.....

BTW: how'd he swing that crazy hot bitch ?!?!

Anonymous said...

Sherwood Smith should try and run for office in Brazil. I mean it wouldn't be the first time they've voted in a clown. There's still hope Sherwood Smith.....in Brazil.

Anonymous said...

How does Sherwood feel about running for office now?

Anonymous said...

The statewide transportation tax that may have been used for streetcar failed as well.

Anonymous said...

Ed Ford FOR MAYOR!

Cuff Him said...

Hell to-the-naw. Ed Ford for incarceration.

Anonymous said...

If Mayor follows Russ Johnson's advice on bringing this to voters again within two years he deserves to be voted out of office! Best advice McGurk can give is to wait and prove to voters that the downtown streetcar works without ongoing city subsidies and build upon popular support to expand the streetcar. Also needed is a true & honest reach out to the eastside community rather than taking them for granted. Mayor & council also needs to stop listening to Councilman Glover the city council "urban planning" expert!!!!

Anonymous said...

I really want to see the watch party pictures.

Anonymous said...

Glover is an idiot. And that's an improvement from the last time he sat on the council.

We the Village People said...

Our grassroots campaign grew roots... noxious weeds, that is.

Anonymous said...

Ed Ford is the only council member to vote against phase II contracts because he didn't want to risk PIAC funds in case the TDD expansion failed. He still supported the streetcar expansion, but at least he tried to be somewhat responsible.

Anonymous said...

This is just like that movie "Lincoln" when they freed the slaves!

Except now, instead if liberating humans from bondage, we have liberated our city from having a future!

Next stop...KC = "first class" Columbus! Lulzers, suck it Denver! Remember when we were pretty much the same place, in the 90s? Haha now you are saddled with all that economic growth and residents and tax base. suckers!

Anonymous said...

Up early, angry with democracy, stamping your little feet, not lettin it go.

Anonymous said...

@2:20am
The downtown streetcar isn't going to work without city subsidies...it's FREE.
And the money for operation, maintenance, and repair will come out of the general fund.
Add that to the millions in bonds and the money borrowed for planning the expansion, and this will be a financial sucking chest wound for KCMO for many decades.
For nothing.
Might be time for the disappointed millenials and hipsters to pack up and head for Austin.
Good luck with all the new subsidized apartments.

Anonymous said...

5:42: Always Mensa boy all the time. Gracious in defeat and forever a loser.

mensa boy hater com clean up dis shitty mess faggot boi said...

Now you boitches kan cum clean up de shit on ma man meat after i gots you your defeet!

Anonymous said...

No worries Sly. There's always worse. But you did #TakeASherwoodSmith on this one

a big ..fat..smelly...Sherwood Smith

Anonymous said...

No worries Sly. There's always worse. But you did #TakeASherwoodSmith on this one

a big ..fat..smelly...Sherwood Smith

Anonymous said...

No expansion? How about "No Existence"

Anonymous said...

No wanted it in the first place if they had a real election and this shows

Anonymous said...

No one wanted this POS train in the first place and if we would have had A REAL election for it, this shows it would have NOT PASSED. KC IS CORRUPT ALL the CITY and ATTORNEYS

Abcnkc said...

Even the lame duck council people will watch their fingerprints on the KCMo Koolaid cup now. The citizens just put a huge blot on their permanent records. And I think my town will be the better for it. I hope it is a wake up call to anyone who looks to feather their nests at our expense. The dopes didn't even need the Northland or Brookside, they lost on their own merits.

We should pack their next regular council meeting. But I predict it will be closed to the public. Most likely they will have let someone new advise them to go to the mattress.

Anonymous said...

Yeah didnt get the votes so going around what the people said, sounds like obama... Dick--tator.. Which of course is wrong. No body wants this SLY.

El Brian said...

I was going to vote for the streetcar, but I was misled by a lot of false information. Please forgive me, Mr. Mayor.

Dexter Clusterfluck said...

KCTV5 is reporting that Mayor James is saying the people have spoken. He is now leaving the streetcar expansion issue and moving on to fixing the crumbling sewer system, improving response times by the water department and making sure that Nwgro youths have a safe place to gather and harass shoppers.

Stephanie said...

When I heard the election results, I got so excited snot shot out of my nose!

Anonymous said...

12:47: You are joking, right? Mensa boy won't let this rest, and Sly so wants to be a hipster.