Wednesday, August 06, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! STREETCAR SOUR GRAPES TOY TRAIN DEFEAT AFTERMATH: KANSAS CITY COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON TWITTER ACCOUNT @RUSSKC MISSING IN ACTION!!!



Kansas City social media and Democracy don't always mix well and today the denizens of our local Internets notice something amiss . . .

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY INSIDERS ARE WORRIED THAT COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON IS MIA ON TWITTER IN THE AFTERMATH OF LAST NIGHT'S DEFEAT!!!

Don't take my word for it . . . Do the search for @RussKC, the account he has been using . . . This is what you'll find . . .



This is kinda sad because in the aftermath of toy train defeat voters still have questions about the future of the TDD.

For the moment, all we have is Mayor Sly to guide the Toy Train streetcar conversation . . .

In order to remember the good times until we can locate Council dude Russ on the Internets, we have this . . . Here's the quote that everyone is holding against Council dude Russ Today . . .



If you can find Council Dude Russ on Twitter or anywhere else, LET US KNOW!!!



He's probably not gonna answer any questions but it would still be nice to read any insight he's willing to share with voters who overwhelmingly rejected his doomed toy train proposal.

Developing . . .

60 Comments:

Anonymous said...

In other words, watch out North land drivers!

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Sucking cock at a gloryhole to ease his pain.

This one should be up at least until arraignment said...

New acct:

@RussVehicularHomicideNKC

Anonymous said...

He's been posting to TKC all day showing what a poor loser he is. Maybe he'll resign and go back to the Nebraska backwater if they'll let him come back.

Anonymous said...

He's at a meeting of the Lollipop Guild.

Anonymous said...

He'll regroup after a hot, fresh, cuckold creampie from several Freedom, Inc. donors.

Anonymous said...

It's a surprise that KC water and sewer is in such bad shape, what with a city council comprised of reeking turds.

Anonymous said...

The gangsters will just do one of their emergency fuck you the taxpayers ordinances and the street car will be built.

Anonymous said...

Steve skewered him pretty nicely in today's Pitch write up. Maybe Johnson snapped.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully he left his resignation on his desk and left town never to return.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he went the way of the perv Independence music teacher and did us all a favor.

Anonymous said...

Obviously his career as a transportation planner is kaput.

Anonymous said...

The harder they come, the harder they fall one and all.

Anonymous said...

6:58 #2 - If he did do that, I'd be happy to cover the burial costs.
With people that crooked you need not even dig a hole - you just twist them into the ground like a corkscrew.

Anonymous said...

Voted against the measure.

Are we moving on you are we in one of Tony's continual loops?

Anonymous said...

"'Had this election only been to extend the starter line up Main to UMKC, it would have passed,' Glorioso said."

Coulda, woulda, shoulda

Anonymous said...

Let the blame game begin!

Anonymous said...

Streetcar supporters today remind me of Monty Python’s Black Knight who fought on despite incurring increasingly severe wounds, dismissed by him as “just a flesh wound”.

Anonymous said...

Fuck that mother fucker, Russ! Phase 2 was a hail Mary for money to finish phase 1. Why expand to UMKC when their students and alumni can already ride the metro free using their student IDs? That's bullshit.

There's a dead cat on the line! People aren't stupid!

Anonymous said...

Russ Johnson is such a cock sucker. He is stupid, socially inappropriate, and immature. Hey Mensa boy - I know 50 people who will force YOU out of public service for good. But wait - you already achieved that for yourself.

Not Russ Johnson said...

I will fund #kcstreetcar myself with my winnings MT @BritishMensa Smart enough to win $25,000? Try the Think Test from Kaspersky and Mensa

Anonymous said...

Send Russ a crashed toy train.

Anonymous said...

No more Tom Osbourne quotes on how Nebrasky football is relatable to forcing a boondoggle useless antiquated streetcar line on an unwilling public?

Come on, there must be something in the archives about it being "crunch time" or something.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he's working with Bryan Stadler and Sherru DeJanes and Dan Coffey on the magical mystery bus plan they are in record as supporting.

Feet meet fire.

Anonymous said...

This was $ly's fuck up, but Russ is going to be the EASY fall guy for the mayor.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar advocates proceed at their own risk

theEditor said...

Talk about power trippin'. This guy should be in a straight-jacket and heavily sedated.

Anonymous said...

Starter Line (Sly's Folly)

Anonymous said...

Nobody scared. All your lies and misdirection only worked east of Troost. The heart of heart of the city voted for the streetcar in a landslide: 55% to 45%. With historic turnout.

You guys have won the battle and lost the war in one fell swoop. You got nothing left. All the nutter money and freedom inc payoffs and sinquefeild laundered money and billboards and fear tactics and race baiting didn't swAy the core.

And bad news Danny boy, it will pass in brookside too if they put it to a vote.

You guys didn't sway a single vote west of Troost.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar advocates proceed at their own risk

Anonymous said...

Good luck 9:54

Your gonna need it.

Anonymous said...

Hey the downtown TDD is a happening place! All kinds of incredible amounts of disposable income flying around. They bought it, they own it. Have fun.

Anonymous said...

I like the way the rain is washing away the stench from this thing.

Good Job KC Voters! My faith is renewed!

Anonymous said...

9:16 is so mad he just got spanked in an election that he forgot about all the lies he's told.

The streetcar promotes economic development = special tax breaks, upfront money to build on the line and insider real estate deals promote economic development

The streetcar is fully funded = the streetcar is funded on one-time discretionary federal grants, civic money dedicated for bus service and every other place that can be sucked dry along with millions and millions of public IOUs

Young creatives are attracted to transit and CK needs the streetcar to be competitive = young people go where they can find work. A 2.2 mile line has not and will not bring jobs to a downtown that's been losing them for decades.

Young people are buying cars less and cities have to adapt or be left behind = this was temporarily true, but is now a lie too as young people recover finally get jobs and recover from the great recession. If they are lower than historical sales numbers, its because its so hard for college grads with dumb degrees and oodles of student debt to find jobs that pays.

The streetcar will help the east side = the streetcar will drive up property taxes, condemn housing in favor of stack&pack apartments and force the urban poor out of their homes in favor of trendy, white hipsters.

If you think any of that bullshit they spew is true, it's because you're a moron or you're in on the scam.

Fuck the streetcar and fuck the city. They will go to the polls again and we will beat them again.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit. I live in Waldo and voted against this pile of crap toy train.

Anonymous said...

9:54
You are full of shit. Bring it back asshole and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

10:40 u will lose . again.

Anonymous said...

Can we now call the starter line the finished line? Or final line?

Anonymous said...

BAhahhahhahahahahhha. ha

Otis Amos said...

Great, so now I can't even LISTEN to a Royals game on 610 without hearing that lying fat cunt Bobby Page talk about KU.
Was bad enough seeing the grinning fuck in the Crown seats.
What a piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

In some dark hole icing his asshole from the reaming he got from the citizens of CK last night!

Anonymous said...

Who is this asshole and when will the good citizens get him off of the council? He acts like a little tyrant. I'd like to know what skin he has in the game.

The fuckin streetcar really isn't that big a deal, except for people looking to make money off of it.

Isn't that right?

Anonymous said...

@954: these guys did not sway a vote anywhere.

Only in Tony's mind and Area 51.

Anonymous said...

9:54 - indeed, bring it to Brookside. West of Main Street. You will again be shown the door. Come up with a light fixed rail plan from downtown to the airport, and you will have support.

Mitch & Murray said...

Right, because a tremendous amount of people are going to the airport from downtown everyday of the week.
Don't you people even think about how idiotic this whole idea is?

Anonymous said...

Midnight crazy woman - keep smoking what you are smoking. You are undoubtably a tattooed hipster, or someone using mommy's phone while she's unaware. Your premise defies logic.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 9:54.
There'll be another bandwagon eventually.

Anonymous said...

11:55 is dead on IF there is parking near the load point. Not everyone will live close enough to walk to the train. Hipsters don't like cars we hear.

Anonymous said...

Mensa boy's baaaaack at 9:54 foaming at the mouth and blaming streetcar opponents for actually--gasp!--campaigning against the streetcar. What will he think of next?

And 10:37: You couldn't have voted against the toy choo choo if you voted in Waldo. You may have voted against the transportation sales tax and thought that was the trolley folly.

Anonymous said...

10:20 pretty much nails the reality that this whole fisaco ignored.
But the urban futurists need income, so they'll be writing new books and hitting the lecture circuit to pitch their new buzz words and phrases and making exciting presentations to cities around the country that unless they spend lots of money on their new ideas, "they'll be left behind".
The streetcar fad will be dead in three years.
But the debt KCMO has already taken on will be dragging the city down for many decades.
Harebrained empty-headed lemmings at 12th and Oak.

Anonymous said...

Russ is dishonest, emotionally immature, and intellectually lazy. It will be interesting to see where he'll land after his perfect calling--as city clowncilman--is no longer available to him.

Maybe he could take time off to do a road trip to all those cities without streetcars he's been dissing in his posts and learn life is possible on this planet without fixed rail transit.

Anonymous said...

O really? In Waldo, huh? Interesting.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that Glorioso's kid (must be a test tube baby) Does this mean that he will go live somewhere that is KOOL or that he will stay where the groceries are free and have a COWTOWN TIME.

jetranger said...

FACT : Councilman Russ Johnson is a full fledged Degenerate !!!

Anonymous said...

I think he's busy shifting another million of taxpayers money into the streetcar.

Authorizing a Cooperative Agreement for approximately $1,142,000.00 with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and the Kansas City Streetcar Authority for the use of the KCATA’s Transit Radio System for the Downtown Streetcar Transit System; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.

Anonymous said...

Johnson is ANOTHER "penis head" maybe Russ and John Fierro in a dark video booth somewhere "touching tips".

Anonymous said...

All I know is Russ is one fugly fother mucker! Maybe people voted against his stance because he looks like a slimy used car salesman or abulance chasing attorney with a pinky ring.

Anonymous said...

All the fans of the street car seem to forget about the fact that on most routes you will still need to take a bus and transfer to the street car. So the hipsters who refuse to ride a bus will find that the street car will not be able to do what buses on those old fashioned things called tires can do.

Anonymous said...

Russ should be on the U.S. Terror watch list. He is unstable.