Wednesday, August 06, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! FREEDOM, INC. EARNS ANOTHER URBAN CORE KANSAS CITY ELECTION SWEEP AND LEADS WINNING MIDTERM PRIMARY!!!



This latest Kansas City election marks another IMPRESSIVE VICTORY for Freedom, Inc. against corporate and civic elite opponents.

To wit . . .

ONCE AGAIN, FREEDOM, INC. PROVED TO BE THE DOMINANT POLITICAL FORCE WITHIN KANSAS CITY'S URBAN CORE AND LAST NIGHT THEIR CANDIDATES EARNED A CLEAN SWEEP AT THE POLLS!!!

Freedom, Inc. featured candidates Frank White, Alfred Jordan and India Williams all won last night giving the group's top line ticket a PERFECT record in addition to their stand against TDD expansion. 

(Note: India Williams won by 17 and is subject to recount but as of now, she still holds the lead)

This victory is impressive for a lot of reasons but first and foremost because of one factor . . .

FREEDOM, INC EARNED AN EPIC ELECTION NIGHT VICTORY DESPITE DIRECT CONFRONTATION AND OUTCRY FROM THE KANSAS CITY STAR!!!

The Star tried to play racial politics with the group and came up losing BADLY.

A Freedom, Inc. insider tells our blog community . . .

"Once again, we were proven correct, the Streetcar TDD was nothing more than a Tax Discrimination District and our community along with the rest of Midtown obviously agreed by a significant margin."

This is really worth calling out because it's clear the editorial board @ The Star has a vendetta against Freedom, Inc. and attempted a very cynical last minute strike against the group.

Columnist Steve Paul seems to reflect the arrogant Dead Tree Media attitude against Freedom, Inc. when he wrote that the group was "marginalized" . . .



IN THE AFTERMATH OF A HUGE ELECTION NIGHT VICTORY IT'S CLEAR THAT IT WAS ONLY THE KANSAS CITY STAR ATTEMPTING TO MARGINALIZE THE URBAN CORE POLITICAL GROUP THAT HAS EARNED A HALF CENTURY LEGACY IN THE COMMUNITY!!!

And this is one of our biggest problems with The Star. Rather than simply report, The Star seemingly wants to dictate the discourse of the communities they cover. Whether we're talking Conservatives or the urban core, the method is the same . . . The Kansas City Star attempts to control the conversation instead of letting people speak for themselves. In both their editorial and ensuing reporting, over the years The Star seemingly attempts to dismiss or diminish any group with which it disagrees rather than accurately convey the reality of the local discourse.

Last night, The Star was completely unsuccessful in attempting to mold Kansas City urban core politics to the will and worldview of the Dead Tree Media editorial board. Like some kind of blogger, they just couldn't see that the election night story simply wasn't about them.

Now, let's drill down further into the details of how this election impacted the urban core as we notice the influence of Freedom, Inc. is significant at the grassroots level as well.

FREEDOM, INC. EARNED AN OVERWHELMING VICTORY WITH THEIR COMMITTEE ENDORSEMENTS AS WELL LAST NIGHT!!! OUSTING MO HOUSE REP. BONNAYE MIMS IN PRELIMINARY RETURNS SEEMS TO BE A POINT OF PRIDE FOR THE GROUP!!!



Now, this vote is close . . . India Williams won by only 17 votes and this will go into a recount . . . However, insiders note that Ms. Williams put forth an amazing effort and Freedom, Inc. insiders revile the politics of Rep. Mims who they say "betrayed" the group. Some folks are counting this one as a loss for Councilman John Sharp as well.

Let's really get into the deets now . . .

THANKFULLY, BRANDON ELLINGTON WON EASILY!!!



No one can deny Rep. Ellington has a solid commitment to his community and he's one of the best elected officials Kansas City has to offer.

Also, the City Workhouse Castle is fun but nothing's gonna come of it no matter how much Daniel Edward's tries to pitch it . . .

Interestingly . . . The "We The People" effort to challenge Freedom, Inc. for committee spots fell flat last night and East side leaders are taking notice.

Now, Rep. Ellington was part of that movement and that's why he wasn't on the Freedom, Inc. endorsement list . . . Like it or not, in the KCMO Democratic committee member contest, there's just no getting around the fact that the urban core political gambit to challenge Freedom, Inc. was unsuccessful.

Seriously, somebody needs to get Rep. Ellington together with Freedom, Inc. and make the peace.

But again, let's not get off track . . .

THE TAKEAWAY FROM LAST NIGHT'S MIDTERM PRIMARY IS THAT FREEDOM, INC. NOW UNDENIABLY DOMINATES THE URBAN CORE POLITICS OF KANSAS CITY!!!

The Streetcar TDD Expansion followed the same script as the Jackson County Translational Tax . . . The other side had more cash and resources but still couldn't compete with the influence of this group who now enjoys ANOTHER EPIC VICTORY over Kansas City corporate competitors.
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NOW LET'S LOOK AT SOME OF THE OTHER ELECTION NIGHT WINNERS AND LOSERS!!!

Mr. Peanut Proves Victorious Again


He put Frank White on the Legislature and killed the toy train without really digging that deep into his checkbook. In his golden years, there's no denying this KCMO's most important political denizen still has the Midas touch.

El Bryan Wins His Social Media Slap-fight With Toy Train Streetcar Cheerleaders


El Bryan has been the main opponent of the Kansas City social media transit intelligentsia who are mostly comprised of paid consultants tweeting propaganda nonstop throughout the day. Bryan Stalder's tireless devotion to fact checking this crew has really been a public service for those who might mistakenly believe that gaming the Internets represents real community support.

Patrick Tuohey And The Show-Me Institute Proved That Winning Boring Policy Debates Really Does Matter To Kansas City Voters


From a policy standpoint there really wasn't any streetcar advocate who could stand up to the research of The Show-Me Institute crew. This non-profit think tank made their opposition look like propagandists and shills . . . Which is pretty accurate anyhoo . . . They also provided a ton of data that was the product of study and not just public relations talking points dreamed up by Global Prairie.

By God, Bill Nigro Was Right!!!


Credit where it's due . . . Westport impresario Bill Nigro was one of the first Midtown KC business dudes to call out the tragic streetcar extension and he was proven correct last night. While Mr. Nigro and TKC might disagree about hip-hop . . . There's no denying the guy really has the best interests of Westport at heart.

Don't Get It Twisted . . . Dan Coffey Is Really A Pretty Cool Guy And A Dedicated Political Activist


Dan Coffey has been a successful advocate against KCI Airport destruction and now this toy train nonsense . . . Some of his e-mails might make his opposition bristle, but make no mistake . . . Mr. Coffey is also a dedicated enthusiast of our cowtown Democracy who hopes to improve local life (and keep taxes low) for ALL residents of Kansas City.

The People Of Brookside . . .


Before anybody else, residents of our favorite enclave knew this Toy Train extension nonsense was a bad deal.

Now . . .

LET'S LOOK AT THE LOSERS OF LAST NIGHT'S KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR REJECTION!!!

Mayor Sly's Kansas City Support Is Quickly Fading


One thing is clear from last night . . .

KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES DOESN'T HAVE A STRONG BASE OF SUPPORT EAST OF TROOST!!!

The Mayor's corporate agenda and hipster/social media/dancing style have alienated voters in the urban core who weren't willing to accept the Mayor's toy train tax increase argument on faith.

Council Lady Cindy Circo Just Looked Silly Pushing The Streetcar


Never has it been so obvious that a lady politico simply didn't know what she was talking about then WHENEVER Kansas City's nail tech Cinderella started talking transit . . . Sexy Cindy isn't a leader, she's a secretary taking orders for the corporate ruling class and her pitch really just reflected her lack of insight, respect or consideration for her constituency.

Kansas City Amateur Urban Planning Hipsters And The Creative Class


Last time around these creeps pretended to be "activists" in order to rig an election and then took consulting contracts IN THE AFTERMATH . . . This time . . . A real vote demonstrated absolutely no support for the pipe dreams of these Kansas City hipsters who are neither creative nor do they have very much class.

Everybody Hates Councilman Russ Johnson


More than anyone in Kansas City, Council Dude Russ Johnson lost last night and voters simply rejected his grandiose eco-devo toy train bright idea. Councilman Johnson is Kansas City's biggest loser because he seems to think that he's smarter than everybody else and even now doesn't realize that Kansas City voters know better.

Developing . . .

106 Comments:

You heard it here first! said...

The next tdd vote will feature a poll tax and reading test.

Anonymous said...

Lets all do the conga line while Tony gets wood.

At least we will move on?

THIS SAYS IT ALL said...

chuck said...
The choke hold that our politicians, in conjunction with the 4th estate had over our lives and what we used to take for granted as the truth, is at an end. The fact is, the Kansas City Star, the politicians in City Hall, the grifters on the East Side, the big Law Firms, developers and elites that held such sway over our lives by way of lies and missrepresentations and the ongoing disingenuous production of so called "facts" that were supposed to dictate our votes and sympathies are now vetted by blogs such as TKC all over the US.

The results of this sea change in the dissemination of the news is a far more egalitarian city complete with serious blow back for politicians and swells who neglect to check the wind before trying to feast at the public tax payer trough.

Nice job Tony.

8/6/14, 8:36 AM

17.81% of KC residents are at least semi-literate. said...

17.81% of KC residents are at least semi-literate.

chuck said...

Thanks 8:42

Actually, I think it is important that we all address an issue that has been at the forefront of serious concerns for this metro area over the last couple of years.

Is that dude in the Crowley Furniture ads porking that chick, or is that his daughter?

Anonymous said...

The Star writers are sanctimonious and full of themselves. At least Tony pokes a little fun at himself.

Troosty Nigga said...

OL NIGGER BOY GOT HE ASS SLAPPED DOWN! bITCH LEARNED WHO REALLY HAS HE POWER....DE people WHO PUT HIM IN POWER NOT HE HONLEY WHITE BITCH CLASS!!!

Anonymous said...

Today's Star "Editorial"

Voters’ decisive rejection Tuesday of a special taxing district to finance additional miles of streetcar lines doesn't lessen Kansas City’s need for a genuine mass transit system. Nearly every other major city is more advanced in this regard, and employers, convention planners, real estate developers and young people looking for a place to settle have noticed.

The task for Mayor Sly James and city leaders now is to figure out how to make the funding for a streetcar extension palatable to more voters.

The mechanism on Tuesday’s ballot was problematic. It was the first step in what was supposed to be a two-step process. Though the vote was merely to create a taxing district, opponents effectively whipped up fears and resentment about a plan that ultimately might require some city residents to pay more sales and property taxes than people in other neighborhoods. In the end, Tuesday’s vote wasn’t even close — the taxing district failed by a 20-point margin.

City leaders are going to have to do better at selling voters on the economic development and lifestyle benefits of a streetcar line, or else find a more broad-based method of funding. Either way, they must act with urgency.

Anonymous said...

What is is about NO they don't understand?

This is the big question.

Anonymous said...

Who wrote the editorial. Burns and Mac?

Anonymous said...

Poor CKMO what are they going to do with nothing but cows and fields all around and nothing to do except chew on a straw and wish you could be in some exciting "peer city".

Anonymous said...

Killer City will have a new monument to folly ... a two-mile-long, incredibly expensive boutique railroad that goes from nowhere to nowhere.

It will be a graffiti-covered wreck within a year of its debut. The city won't be able to afford maintaining it.

Anonymous said...

Let's not get carried away. Freedom Inc. backed the Regressive MODOT tax on the poor which was soundly defeated. I had the misfortune of witnessing Freedom Inc. volunteers at the polls. They were telling outright lies. They won though. They were successful in preventing the biggest investment in the East side that we will ever see in our lifetime. Which of course bides well for all those freedom fighters selling the victim card.

Abcnkc said...

I like chocolate milk and light rail.

And it would be cool if we could be chewing on Pot stems soon.

I'd smoke a bowl for good schools and safe roads.

Anonymous said...

9:22 MODOT tax was a statewide vote, and yes it lost. BUT it had more yes' than no's in the KC Metro. So as far as Freedom's messaging went the vote was Yes.

cml said...

It's got to be his daughter.

Anonymous said...

8:36: Mensa boy is still a bad loser.

Anonymous said...

she has been doing those commercials since she was big enough to walk and talk.

Anonymous said...

she has been doing those commercials since she was big enough to walk and talk.

Anonymous said...

Tony's fact checking is non-existent, many of his tipsters are dead wrong or pushing an agenda (how's the mayorship of Mike Burke going?), certain topics are hyped way out of proportion, plus, in political circles anyway it's a pretty accepted fact he'll publish anything for a price.

So before you go crowing any more realize the poop you're so greedily eating.

As it's still shit.

Anonymous said...

8:49: It would be nice to be able to move on, but it seems our alleged representatives only want to move on to the next toy trolley folly campaign.

Anonymous said...

8:52:
Both.

Anonymous said...

Tony, excellent link presentation. I needed concise information on the election and you provided it. Thank you. GOOD JOB. Wait, not just a good job GREAT FUCKING JOB TONY. Again, thank you. Despite what some of the assholes (pendejos) say about you, you are the Matt Drudge of local news.

Plantation Boss Sly James said...

Sly wants KC taxpayers to join Slavedom, Inc.

Oh, Lawdy, pick a bale a cotton
Oh, Lawdy, pick a bale a day

You got a jump down, turn around
Pick a bale a cotton
Got a jump down, turn around
Pick a bale a day

Oh, Lawdy, pick a bale a cotton
Oh, Lawdy, pick a bale a day

Blaz Tavers, local gadfly said...

Hey Everybody!

HARDCHARGER is posting cryptic and grandiose messages on his first return to twitter following the steamrolling yesterday.

"The fans used to think Oklahoma was the enemy. They actually made us better." -Tom Osborne

That's some Sun Tzu "Art of War" shit right there!

If I didn't know better I'd say it sounds like he's not out to represent the voters' wishes as a civil servant after all.

The Reverend Doctor Bishop Kingfish Jackson, Jr. III said...

I am so happy to see the brothers and sisters of Freedom Inc. sweep the election. I miss my hometown of Detroit despite living in KC for over fifty years. Soon I will feel like I am back home in Detroit with the brothers and sisters, the true leaders first of the inner city and now the whole city, the brothers and the sisters who are called doctors, reverends and bishops running Kansas City. Thank you sweet Jesus, soon the inner city will be the whole city. There is a demagogic change coming to the map of Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

9:57

The Star's big "Stars" are Jenee Osterfuck and Louie Doogood.

If you don't think that paper has a Liberal agenda which benefits only a minority population in this city, then you are either a liar or Forrest Gump.

Anonymous said...

9:57

The Star's big "Stars" are Jenee Osterfuck and Louie Doogood.

If you don't think that paper has a Liberal agenda which benefits only a minority population in this city, then you are either a liar or Forrest Gump.

Anonymous said...

You mean we won't be able to take the street car out to the 7-11 on Benton for a slurpee? Or to Synders Mkt for some fresh chickens feet?

Anonymous said...

"No one can deny Rep. Ellington has a solid commitment to his community and he's one of the best elected officials Kansas City has to offer"

No one can also deny that the latter part of that quote is a huge problem.

Anonymous said...

10:17 +1

Anonymous said...

Sherwood Smith got his ace whooped! Hot dog! A lot of elected officials regretting that one!

J. W. Helkenberg said...

You know I might be prevailed upon to suspend disbelief and accept that the voters are "waking up."

I might laugh or cry at the idea voters are awake to tax torture. But El Bryan supports McDonald's and Taco Bell. Screw that guy. Tax him into oblivion. [I *mean* that.]

Mayor Sly James has once again proven that you cannot win (successfully argue) every case; the larger war, the war for your hard earned income, wages on. And this defeat has distracted you from the boondoggle currently unfolding downtown. And it is a cancer that is going to incrementally devour you and any shot you had at pursuing your dreams.

All taxes are chasing after dragons. But they build roads, right? We don't live in communities anymore; we live in dependencies now. Isn't it great that we are given cardboard forms to mark on with our pencils and thus taught that this is the height of our civilian political power? Aren't you proud that this is the height of civilization: "I can say no bad laws." Yay! Way to Freedom Rock, man.

Awake, but dead. Asleep, but not dreaming. Working, but not living. And you cannot eliminate student loan debt via bankruptcy? Congratulations on your brilliant science... of enslavement.

F-

Anonymous said...

Yep, the system pretty much blows, but as Churchill said "democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried."

Or something like that anyway.

Anonymous said...

Winning less than 25% of votes is now called #TakingASherwoodSmith

Bravo Sherwood Smith. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Nearly 80% of Americans have lost faith in the American political system, according to a new Wall Street Journal poll.

Obama's overall approval rating has collapsed to a new low at 40%, with only 42% approving of his handling of the economy. "Americans are cranky, unhappy… It is with everything going on the world," and 57% are pissed off enough to carry a protest sign.


The fact that OUT OF TOUCH politicos would ask the public to vote themselves a large tax increase at this time speaks to state of delusion!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Winning less than 20% of votes is now called #TakingASherwoodSmith

Anonymous said...

10:12: And check out Louis' column today, which is all about... repairing an old oak chair.

Anonymous said...

I quote others only the better to express myself.
--Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

“The only difference between a dictatorship and a democracy is in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting."
--Charles Bukowski

"If voting made any difference, they wouldn't let us do it."
--Mark Twain

The next time they give you all that civic bullshit about voting, keep in mind that Hitler was elected in a full, free democratic election.
--George Carlin

Thought, Means, Expressing American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.
-- Marshall McLuhan

The State of American Politics said...

It's nearly time for:

Pitchforks
Torches
Ropes
Trees
Bonfires

And Obama is poised at this very moment to cause a revolution.

Congress had better act, and act now to impeach and remove Obama the Traitor.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, local 42 thugs got a pass.

Anonymous said...

After once again being on the RIGHT side of the issue and pointing out the hypocrisy of the proponents.....is TKC being inundated with offers to join the opposition and cross over to the dark side?

City Hall doesn't like TKC's growing influence in the blogosphere. They will be looking to co-opt him with a job offer.

Anonymous said...

Sly and the Clowncil are creating an appointed position with an office in the basement of city hall that will oversee titty pictures and twinkie consumption in KC.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan "The Impaler" Starkey, a Republican vampire got more votes than Sherwood Smith
That's called:
#TakingASherwoodSmith

Anonymous said...

1) The Star, again, proves itself to be the "Mouse that Roared" It has no influence because the only folks who are reading it are bloggers, city bureaucrats and KCPT folks. I do thank the star for firmly establishing itself as a completely irrelevant rag.

2) Sly should be able to read the handwriting over the train vote. Cindy has done irreparable damage to her political future by picking the worst side of this trolly car mess. I would suggest the citizens of KC be vigilant because my bet is the city fathers will connive every angle possible to push this train initiative through. This is not the last time folks will have to shoot this pet project down at the polls.

3) The gun rights amemndment not only shows that the entire city council was on the wrong side of the will of the people but is a perfect example of how those who perceive themselves in a position of power are perfectly willing to vote their personal agenda over that of the people. Were just one person on that city council in touch with their constituents they would have never passed that all but worthless open carry prohibition.

4) Wouldn't it be nice if the Federal government provided funds to widen I-70 given all the money they have to waste on a downtown train? It is becoming pretty clear to me that folks are tired of the state legislature spending missions on sports stadiums,bastard children and other worthless junk and then requiring a vote of the people to fix up a silly damn road. How dumb is dumb? When Obama came to visit last week I wonder what he and the mayor had to talk about?

4) Given that the State has to have a hundred new bureaucrats on the payroll just to wipe someone's ass I can't say the Veterans lost on the lottery. We also know well that it would have only been a matter of months before the State would have syphoned millions off for pet projects and built an entire bureaucracy around that lotto game.

5) I don't think anyone understood the depth of the farming bill. Both sides looked like good guys and the education effort was more propaganda than fact on both sides.

6) I don't think Kansas particularly bought into the X-ray gate issue with Wolf. For an incumbent Robertson's margin of win ought to have him chumming up to the Tea Party for the next few years.

7) I was disappointed that the initiative to allow Hooters waitresses to go topless never made it to the ballot. This was the one thing that would have boosted chicken production and super charged the economies of both KS and MO

Inafunkaboutyael said...

Yael, Yael Yael... what happened to you, the Lion if the Press of yesteryear? It has now become apparent that the only thing left for you is your paycheck... which has come at the expense of you throwing as many of your colleagues (I wouldnt say friends because I imagine most of these people dont like you) under the bus and out the door to preserve your paycheck. Maybe instead of censoring comments on your almost never viewed blog and on the columns you write, you might open up your sphincter a but and let people tell you what they really think about your clueless prognostications!!!

It's coming up to the time where you are going to have to pack it in big guy! Why not go out with at least a shred of dignity before they hose you away?

As always... What say ye, Yael T Abouhalkah?

P.S. By the way, I am beginning to think your hanging on to the Fat Bowtie is going to work out as well as your careful cultivation of Kansas City's worst Mayor, Mayor Smartwithnothinghouser a/k/a Mayor Grand Funk Railroad. Who wouddah thunk that? Sly's your guy... and look what misery he's brought us! Thanks in part to you (nit a big part I would agree based on your rapidly shrinking reach and influence).

Anonymous said...

You have an interesting and slightly disturbing fantasy life.

Anonymous said...

1) at least they're thinking. what are you doing? bitching.

2) no worries. a vote was the easiest way of funding it but there are a number of different ways to fund construction. enjoy.

3) gunna go air our some ferals dude? cool.

4) the Interstate Highway System was built by the feds and turned over to the states. So the states are responsible for most of the funding.

4) You have two point fours. count much?

5, 6, 7) having refuted your other arguments who the fuck cares. I don't want to spoil your ignorance. you seem to enjoy it so.

Anonymous said...

"growing influence in the blogosphere?" Then as now attention goes to the highest bidder here.

Remember that. Everybody knows TKC is a "Paid for by..." site.

Anonymous said...

Relocate Sly and the Clowncil to a hovel in Gaza.

Anonymous said...

Dear 12:04 Who the fuck appointed you blog monitor? You fucking self absorbed, egotistical piece of shit.

It is a fuctard like you that seems to think you are the only one with an opinion that counts, but instead of actually knowing something you spend your time trying to pick away at at what others write. At least they think ASS WIPE!!!

Anonymous said...

11:39 comment

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!
WINNER!!!

Anonymous said...

I know, it sucks to lose. Take a nap.

Longtime TKC Reader said...

Hey, I just noticed their are news stories between these pictures of half-nekkid women!

Anonymous said...

You produce high quality baby crying sound effects.

Anonymous said...

overall - good election results -- except yet MORE taxes to ine the pockets of featherbedding Democrat greedy 'firefarters' union slobs.

Anonymous said...

Hey sly, we don't need a trolly to carry all your ferrell black kids out to brookside and the plaza. Good god, they get there now without it, let's don't make it any easier!

YouCan'tHandleTheTruth said...

Could it be true? Watch it before it's taken down again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDQTi-U4sdg

"Dreams from My Father" by Barack Obama (note which words were capitalized in the published title)
Does the title reveal the hidden truth?

Dreams = DAVIS
from
My = MARSHALL
Father = FRANK

Anonymous said...

Do you have the link to the one where a tinfoil helmet protects you from orbital mind control lasers?

Anonymous said...

I can hear Sly James in the background now saying, "I've got a pen and a telephone". Oh, Iam sorry that was our liar-in-chief.

Miss Sweetie Pie never bites her nails said...

Mr. Tony,
For Heaven's sake, Mayor James has been a loser since the night he was elected Mayor. That doofus looked around the room in a daze then said "now what?" Poor backward man, he still hasn't figured it out.
I suppose he will do some council committee changes, get our Madge out of the mayor pro-tem seat and replace members of his kitchen cabinet. What else can he do?

Anonymous said...

Tony, Tony, Tony. Freedom takes big money to support a state sales tax - and to pay Clinton Adams AGAIN. They spent over $50k on mailings and radio to a small targeted group so of course they are going to have an impact. But this lame ass corrupt leadership doesn't care about this city and especially doesn't care about the African American community. They just want to get paid and because they carry the "Freedom" name and legacy they get away with it. In the near future Brandon Ellington, Quentin Lucas amd others hopefully will bring a new brand of leadership and get rid of the money grubbing, double dealing, race sellouts Clinton, Gayle, Kiki, Gwen and Rodney. These race baiting, scum sucking traitors need to go. The should wear a sign that says bought and paid for by Pat Gray or anyone who will guarantee that their welfare - I mean consultant - check comes every election cycle. The TRUE Uncle Tom's are these f****** sellouts. The east side needs real help and these pond suckers don't give a shit about helping anyone but themselves. The circles of hell are waiting for you Clinton, Gwen, Kiki, Gayle, Rodney and the others who are getting paid to destroy your community.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 1:58! Freaking true! Freedom is a money grubbing organization

Anonymous said...

Hey 1: 51--I wouldn't be surprised if the Mayor got rid of some of his staff and found new advisors. I would assume he wouldn't use Glorioso too much anymore. He will need to rebuild credibility on the east side and among more fiscally conservative voters--not to mention the NIMBY Brookside folks. This election was interesting because it pissed off--and united-- a lot of people who usually agree on NOTHING!

Anonymous said...

12:04 & 12:08: Mensa boy rides again!

Note especially regarding the TDD: "no worries. a vote was the easiest way of funding it but there are a number of different ways to fund construction. enjoy."

In other words, Mensa boy and his band of merry hipsters are not going to let a little thing like a 60-40 defeat stand in the way of remaking Kansas City in their own image.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I wonder how many of these comments Tony wrote himself?

Brooksider redux said...

Jason Parson is toast. Sold out Burke, now he shows that he can't get the job done. In his game that is all that counts.

Anonymous said...

2:15 I smell a conspiracy.
Wait for it.....
By Jove, you are TKC!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Local 42! You guys are well deserved of new equipment to keep us safe. All of you haters, chew on that big win Fuck Tards!

Tindall ass said...

Where does that Jordan guy live?

Anonymous said...

Big win! Just ask Sherwood!! Something else for you to chew on. We keep our workers safe as they put out fires! Where is the controversy?

Anonymous said...

1:58PM & 2:00PM +1

From The KC Communist Star Shitrag said...

The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling!


Missouri officials fear rise in fatalities after highway tax defeat

"JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri transportation officials are cautioning that the state could see a rise in traffic fatalities and bridge closures following the defeat of a proposed sales tax.

State transportation commissioners held a subdued meeting Wednesday, a day after voters rejected a three-quarters cent sales tax for transportation by 59 percent of the vote. The proposal would have raised at least $540 million annually for the next decade and funded over 800 transportation projects.

Without additional revenue, transportation commissioners say that by 2017 they won’t have enough money to adequately maintain roads and bridges.

Commissioners fear traffic fatalities will go up if they can’t improve rural two-lane roads that lack shoulders.

They said the state could have to close some bridges if it lacks the money to repair them."

Anonymous said...

It's been proven over and over that unsafe roads lead to a rise in fatalities, not just two car accidents but pedestrians and cyclists.

But hey you get what you pay for. And this is what we'll get.

Thanks Show-Me Institute! All those checks you sent to Tony are going to reap big dividends.

theEditor said...

1:58 PM
+ 1000000

Anonymous said...

MoDOT is a bloated agency with a highly wasteful record.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should stop spending $$$BILLIONS of tax dollars on ILLEGALS and fix some bridges.

Anonymous said...

Fuel tax is how you pay for it, not sales tax.

Anonymous said...

It blows my mind that many in KCMO, including the head chimp in charge, is more worried about a damn trolley car than the crumbling infrastructure, insane amounts of crime, piss-poor schools, etc. No wonder the city is in such a mess. Good job on voting the streetcar business down, now work on getting that big-feeling POS and his minions out of office.

Anonymous said...

Well, if the fuckin Mo. Transportation Department is run anything like the fucking Water Dept. there is so much fat you could actually spend on repairs if you just cut the numbers of useless fucks working there, in government unions sucking the universe and america dry

Anonymous said...

Yeah, like fuck yeah right... Fuck and then add some more fucks for fucking impact.
Fucking good comment. Fucking keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Why would traffic fatalities go up just because they can't widen shoulders on rural two lane roads? Are these rural drivers more reckless now than they have been for the last 100 years? Are cars less safe now than 50 years ago?

MoDOT should come back with long range plans for maintainence and replacement and lay out a modest gasoline tax and/or licensing fee increase.

cml said...

God I love it when all these easy street gubment employees and supporting cast get pissed about the interruption in expected cash flow from new taxes and act all butthurt on TKC

Anonymous said...

Circo doesn't add to the James administration. Her time is up if James is smart.

Anonymous said...

yeah fuel tax that way when im out venting ferals ill pay a little more

Skittles Make You Bleed said...

Kansas City Toy Choo-Choo - or as it will be better known:
Kansas City Trayvon Express.

If Obama pulled a train...

Anonymous said...

Who or what is Mr. Peanut?????????

Anonymous said...

I can't seem to find Russ "Hardcharger' Johnson's twitter account anymore.

Since this morning's tour de force in Sun Tzu warrior-sepak ("The fans used to think Oklahoma was the enemy. They actually made us better." -Tom Osborne) it says the peg does't exist.

Has he taken like Col. Kurtz and gone rogue deep into the jungle?

The Clownshow continues.

Anonymous said...

You seriously think the fire "safety" sales tax is going to be spent on equipment? You're either high or dumb. That money will be going toward salaries. The KCFD, despite promising to cut their budget, blew through an extra $8 million in OT last year. You were conned by Local 42.

Polar Bear said...

Chuck may have hit it on the head this morning. The lard ass Mexican got just enough cred on this Ghetto Express Death March that opportunities to sell out will be coming and soon.

From some of the pendejo cocksucking (@10:01) that has taken place on a couple of these articles, it seems that the sell out is already in play.

The real player in Killa City is still the "ol man" and he bitch slapped everybody without spending 12 pack money.

No if someone would just buy out the bear estate. The Ozarks are quite noble.

Bryan Stalder said...

I won so hard at social media that @russkc deleted his twitter account.

Anonymous said...

This Toy Train will be back. Just a matter of time. Probably 6 months. It will take a few meetings to get the plan together. Probably already have a fall back.

Sly sounded like he had his hand up a hookers pussy last night. Makes you think there is a plan and it's only a matter of time till they run it out.

The first two miles of Toy Train will be a roaring success, or that's how the Choo Choo crooks will promote it.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone dealt with the rules of political campaigns?

Anonymous said...

TO THE CLINTON ADAMS HATER 1:58.
The next fight will be Clinton Adams and Sly James 1 on 1 for control of the east side. Tony Guru Glorioso says the tax would have passed except for east of Troost votes. Sly can't afford to let sleazy Clinton get away with disrespecting him and getting paid to do it and talking smack about Sly's white wife. Sly is a mean motherfucker and my money is on him. Clinton is going down and Sly is going to install a new leadership team led by Glorioso protégée Quentin Lucas.

Anonymous said...

I love Bill Nigro and I love Westport. Bill for Mayor!

Anonymous said...

Sly already deemed the streetcar a success. What more is there to talk about?

Anonymous said...

Lucas has proven that he has the same attitude that Glorioso has. Lucas is now at the bottom of a lot of lists except KCPT which will use him and Gwen Grant to talk us to death.

Anonymous said...

When do we get to see Sherry and Bryan's magical bus plan?

You 2 chumps are crazy as fuck if you think we are going to let you off the hook on that big lie...

Fair warning all you "supporters of modern affordable regional transit"

Better get to work.

Anonymous said...

9:13

LOL, take that weak shit back to twitter. Now that you just took a (unsolicited) black dick up the ass, you're up on here talking about not letting them get away with that "big lie."

What's all that about the downtown streetcar being "fully funded?" Do you have a $100 mil lying around to pay for this soon to be fully revealed fiasco?

If I were you, I'd just take that Amtrak all the way to Brooklyn. You and Caleb can shack up and grow kale in your window box far away from any consequences here in CK.

Anonymous said...

I HATE-HATE_HATE RUSS JOHNSON AND SLY JAMES.

Anonymous said...

All the name calling and f-bombs, aside, it seems to me that we need to have some rational conversations about the long term future of our city. How can we build affordable transit systems that will help people get to where they need to go and be sound for the environment? How can we fund projects in a way that is fair? How can these conversations be held in a deliberative way without paid consultants making money off of "community input"--a fake term for push polling. A lot of people behaved badly here--the streetcar folks took the East side for granted and frankly acted superior and smug about real concerns. But the other side, the anti-tax and anti-street car side don't seem to have a long term vision for mass transit. Surely we can find a better process than the one which just unfolded.

It ain't Portland (Herion Capital of the Northwest) said...

Kansas City a MAJOR city????? Hahahahahahahha!!!! KEEP dreaming. It definitely qualifies as a shithole cowtown run by black AND white niggers!!!

Anonymous said...

And once again Mensa boy shows grace in defeat at 9:13.

Abcnkc said...

I think the city council commenting period is still open on the light rail ballot language that over 5,000 of us signed up for in 2011. It is already on the November, 2014 ballot by court order.

Yes, it is CC's non binding 1/8th cent tax for mostly real light rail. But our city officials don't even want the words light rail included. Again over 5,000 of us thought the words belonged there when we signed up.

In November all KCMo voters will get the opportunity to vote. Not just the few that our leaders cherry picked for us before whatever it was that happened August 5th. I hope that we can give the big brains downtown another smack down.

Educate the difference between light rail and streetcar.

jetranger said...

Mayor Sly James and that Cindy Cirrco, broad is an utther pathetic Disgusting Joke, would vote for them if a gun was held at my head !!!!

Anonymous said...

10:49 Where do you think you are? THE FUCKING NEW YORK TIMES?!?!!???