Wednesday, August 27, 2014

YAEL ALREADY RUNNING TO THE RESCUE OF KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY!!!

Dead Tree Media doesn't waste any time reinforcing the status quo . . . Already Kansas City columnist Yael Abouhalkah is taking up for the Mayor and skewing the argument of a potential challenger along with kinda hinting at a racial battle they can feel superior for rising above . . . Or something. Take a look: Dan Cofran's 'basics vs. bling' message insults Sly James and KC voters

26 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Yael is out of touch. Didn't the Star endorse the streetcar?

Anonymous said...

It's really hard to argue that Sly is not more about fluff than basic services when his streetcar was voted down lost 60-40, when his airport proposal is meeting with outrage, and when he was only able to get the toy train voted in by a gerrymandered mail-in ballot approved by 375 people.

Anonymous said...

The Star endorsed the streetcar and is still pissed that it didn't pass as evidenced by today's editorial that discusses the east side.

Anonymous said...

Your site has no hope of rising above race in the next mayoral election. Why pretend?

Anonymous said...

The mayoral contest will not be about race. Sly is a chamber of commerce hack who just happens to be black. He realized a long time ago that screwing the taxpayer to benefit your cronies was how things are done in CK.

Anonymous said...

I actually agree with Yael, this dude has no chance against Mayor James

Anonymous said...

Who is Ya-el rooting for in the Syrian civil war?

Anonymous said...



3:14 You're correct.

Anonymous said...

Useful idiot

Anonymous said...

Sly and the Star. Two winners.

Anonymous said...

Yael is just flat-out wrong about Narcissist mayor James. This streetcar bullshit, gerrymandered into existence by a few hundred people (while affecting exponentially more in their pocketbooks) far eclipses the puny fixes he has advocated for. He takes us for fools, and that is why he lost the streetcar construction, and that is why we will have a NEW mayor in the next election. The Star should fire Yael, it might increase subscriptions.

Anonymous said...

The Star is what insults KC voters by thinking they can make voters believe that someone else does.

Nat Turner said...

I have put the word out before on Sly James and nothing has changed.

I have told you that Brother Sly is the front man. He is Benson and it is his job to answer the door and go get the master and when someone burst through the door, Sly doesn’t want to do and he is then afraid that the master will whip him. It ain’t easy being a house nigger and Brother Sly is learning that the hard way.

Inafunkaboutyael said...

Lost in Cofran’s attack on James for pushing the unsuccessful streetcar expansion on Aug. 5 is the fact that downtown voters approved the initial 2-mile line, supported by the mayor, now under construction.
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Yael you feckless piece of toilet waste, who are you kidding? Sly and his contractor friends got a few hundred people to vote for 200 million dollar starter line. When they tried to foist this boondoggle on the rest of Kansas City, they got bitch slapped down. This in spite of Sly using every lever of government at his disposal to either cajole, force or dupe the citizens to go along with his fiscally irresponsible plan. This includes but is not limited to the hundreds of thousands of dollars the City advanced under your signature to the crew that went door to door to try to the poor people along Independence Avenue to vote in favor of your plan and otherwise cut their own throats.

And after said bitch slap down, the Fat Bowtie was right back on the streetcar the next day reminding the citizens how little he cared about what they wanted. See the Midwest Voices piece by G. Joseph McLiney (http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article1277708.html).

It's more than time for you to pack things in, you out of touch, feckless, venal jerk. Sadly, I don't think people remember the old you, the Lion of the Press, courageously and forcefully standing up for the people. All you are now is a wannabe... A wannabe reporter, a wannabe blogger (who censors posts on your blog) and an older bearded washed up vestige of a once prominent civil force who is down to throwing his former colleagues under the bus to preserve his paycheck.

You sucked enough out of this town and given us back very little. We have you to thank for the Municipal Virus called the Gruesome Twosome... Mayor Smartwithnothinghouser and his soul mate, Gloria "the Matador" Squitiro, This new plague on fiscal sanity, Sly "the Fat Bowtie" James who I initially referred to as "feel good" James but it turns out he hasnt made too many people except himself and his friends at Burns and Macdonald feel good. How much money have you squandered on the Streetcar to Nowhere? And since your grand master plan to tax the poor into oblivion failed, where are the extra millions coming from? You are trying to knock down our perfectly serviceable airport for another borrowed billion dollars or so. No doubt you would like to borrow three or four hundred million to finance another downtown hotel apparently not mindful of the Kay Barnes Boondoggle which left us with a ten to twenty million dollar annual deficit to finance the Power and Light District (which the average citizen and certainly the poor citizens are not allowed or cannot afford to go or both). Water bills are up. Electric bills are up. And the streets and other parts of the City infrastructure are crumbling. The City under your and Troy Schulte's careful eye keeps paying out millions of dollars to settle discrimination lawsuits. You were a "star" reporter for the Star while the public school system was looted and the students sent down the drainpipe of lifelong poverty and illiteracy while your own precious bambinos did not even go to school in Kansas City (feel free to correct me if I am wrong).

Enough! Good night and good luck! Leave! Scram! Get out of here! Or maybe just keep your thoughts to yourself and leave us alone!!!!!!!!!!!

Abcnkc said...

Luckily we voted down that big streetcar expansion. Now only a narrow short strip of KCMo has to calculate and coordinate moving away from their apartments in that expensive taxing district.

Mayor Sly should be thankful/greatful it didn't pass. If it had, there is a very good chance he would have gone down in history as the KC Mayor that lead to the biggest exodus of long time residents since the War of Rebellion.

Sly please don't run again.

Anonymous said...

Fuck 'signing in' to the KC STAR to read about yet another crook. Fuck 'signing in' to the Star for any reason.

Anonymous said...

Sly is a megalomaniac and sociopath. We need to show this asshole the door. He is ruining KC!

Anonymous said...

Sucking Dunn dick gives Yael his secret powers!

Anonymous said...

Yael has his head up his ass, or someone elses. What a tool he is!
Sly James is only interested in Sly James.

Anonymous said...

The Star has the worst group of know nothing hacks in the Midwest, no, the whole country. They should all be gone. They are why I dropped my subscription years ago. They are insulting.

Anonymous said...

I thought Yael got booted from the Falling Star some time ago...haven't heard anything from him for a while. Doesn't matter - he's past irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if the Star would hire a reporter to take Yael's place. They need to hire some one who has the integrity to compare City Hall plans with those done in other cities. If Yael would have done that he would have been able to forwarn us of the deficit spending that will take place forever or until the street car tracks are pulled up. The Star of course is so far out of touch that they can not even begin to retool.

Anonymous said...

11:05: No kidding. Lewis' last two columns have been about fixing an old chair and his collection of ties. Charles the dog guy's been out of it for years. And that's just a start. I used to respect Yael when it appeared he was doing real research, but now he's become just another bling booster.

Anonymous said...

At least Lewis is writing about things he is qualified to pontificate on. Yael has no clue about the things he writes about.

Anonymous said...

Good point. As long as he sticks to chairs and ties, his job is kind of like a modern day WPA.

Anonymous said...

"Dan Cofran's 'basics vs. bling' message insults Sly James and KC voters"

No, it doesn't. Truth is true. Nothing else is. That's why people don't have a good perception of the Kansas City Star. They are lame and bias. A rag that isn't worth reading except there is no other paper in town. The Kansas City Business Journal could totally replace the KC Star and nobody would care. Better stories. Better researched and they actually plan. The Star is past its useful life. Don't know who Yael's audience is but they can't be buying any of his bull...