Sunday, June 26, 2016

TKC SUNDAY MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES LASHES OUT AT ARTIST EL BRYAN OVER TWITTER CRITICISM!!!



This weekend, while Kansas City is in the midst of a record-breaking homicide spike and community upheaval over a corporate development slate . . . Mayor Sly James is calling out his critics via social media.

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS EPIC TWITTER BEEF BETWIXT KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES AND FORMER COUNCIL CONTENDER EL BRYAN ON THE TOPIC OF VOTER APPROVAL!!!



Here's the documentation of the debate . . .

El Bryan Jokes The Mayor's Agenda . . . 



Testy Mayor Sly Makes A Dare . . . 



El Bryan Responds With A Recent History Recap . . .



Another Challenge From Kansas City's Top Elected Official Hoping To Encourage More Community Participation . . . 



Notes From The Campaign Trail From Kansas City's Top Comic Artist . . .



Conclusion Of The Debate With A Cutting Comment From Kansas City's Mayor . . .



Accordingly . . .

WHO DO YOU THINK WON THIS KANSAS CITY TWITTER POLITICAL SLAPFIGHT?!?!

It was strange to see Mayor Sly James taking political criticism so personally. Did El Bryan's comments resonate?

The problem with social media beef is that there's very little resolution or room to find common ground.

Accordingly, we challenge our blog community to weigh in with something more thoughtful than 140-character-snark, insults or chatter . . .

Moreover, with this town facing a myriad of problems including a murder spike, outrage over taxpayer subsidy and an epidemic of violence hitting the Midtown Corridor . . . Maybe asking Twitter or the Internets for a solution is far too much to expect . . . Especially given that the crux of this online discussion seems to be the waning popularity of Mayor Sly James. 

You decide . . .

69 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Bryan raises some excellent points but in terms of pure debate. The Mayor hit back hard. But that's his job.

Anonymous said...

I just feel sorry for all Mayor Sly's consultants who are going to have to spend this Sunday working to defend him. Give credit to Bryan for showing that the emperor has know clothes and he knows it too.

Anonymous said...

Trump Wins.

Anonymous said...

I remember hearing politicos scream at Funkhouser before his term was over. Maybe Sly James is getting a little of the same and ELB got in the cross hairs.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about winning, but kudos to Bryan for publicly stating what so many people think. Sly is an embarrassment to KC, and makes Funk look like Superman.

Anonymous said...

All hail the kc mayor of twitter!

Anonymous said...

This just proves, the Mayor IS a "twit"...

Anonymous said...

Hows that "Change" and "Hope" working out in Kansas City?

Anonymous said...

Love it. Good for El Bryan. Sure didn't take much to bring out the petty, silly child in our grifter excuse for a mayor.

Anonymous said...

Don't know much about Bryan other than he lives in the Northeast and also lies to himself about the immense problem black people truly are. That said, why is it his job to fix anything? I thought that was the mayor's? By not moving out of the Northeast and being one of the decent people there is an accomplishment itself. The mayor needs to address the massive problem that his black brethren are and not by some damn midnight basketball either (which always has a shooting). It's way beyond time he gets together with the prosecutor and do what Giuliani did in NYC. I'm no fan of Giuliani but credit where it's due because he cleaned up NYC. It's beyond time to come down with extreme force on his people. You would be surprised how much that would fix the behavior in the schools too. But I know he won't. He's just another black grifter.

Anonymous said...

Stop and frisk and house by house searches for illegal guns and drugs city wide now!

Anonymous said...

The Mayor as one could see was more than happy to point a finger and blame someone else for not solving the issues.

So in my book Byran wins and James comes off still looking like the ass he is!

chuck said...

El Byran loses because he personalized a difference of opinion and policy with the "disgusted with you" comment.

I realize that Trump is using personal insults to lambast opponents, but the insults should be directed at policies, actions (Or, lack of action) and legislation that has failed. The insults are built in when you personify those same policies and actions, marrying them to their owner.

The mayor's butt hurt defense sounds petty, rehearsed, contrived and actually support El Byran's criticism. The Mayor IS vulnerable on the murder rate and crime, because Democrats are and should be, associated with support for criminality. Democrats make excuses for criminals. They need votes and obfuscating that same criminality assures the solid 14% of the Black Vote, will always go Democrat. The Mayor IS vulnerable on the Street Car and other city initiatives. But, the Mayor is in power and should follow Disraili's dictum, "Never apologize, never explain. When he punches down, he can only achieve a Pyrrhic victory.

Trump broke up the Republican and Democrat play house with unprecedented vitriol and anger. It was genius, or, maybe luck. That notwithstanding, he would do well to refine his attacks to actions and provable failures of Clinton and reduce dramatically the 4th grade level of ad hominem attacks.

Anonymous said...

the mayor, since stadler is some kind of retard

Anonymous said...

Thought we elect leaders to lead. Not waste tax payer time on twitter fights.

Anonymous said...

God this blog is trash.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he wasn't on the clock, Einstein.

Anonymous said...

What I find humorously ironic, is that James instructed him to get elected instead of just whining. So NOW Slie wants the voters to decide something?? The voters opinions don't mean shit when Slie and his pack of cronies want another chunk of cash for his Bullshit pet projects. (The Toy Train, Single Terminal, Jazz District Money Pit, or Mayor Slies "Keep Your Kids Outta the Plaza" Hoops events) Big money spent without general voter approval.
But yeah, go get some votes...He says he will listen to you then.

chuck said...

7:56

You are here, you love every syllable, every utterance, every comment and know this is where the news actually does break in this city.

You're a TKC crack head, stuck on the TKC glass dick, suckin away for information about what happened, who said what and why it happened.

What are ya gonna do, read the Star?

See ya tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

This blog is a safe space for the voiceless...









Of course, they are voiceless because the don't deserve to have their "opinions" ( which consistent of compulsive whining, knee jerk ignorant reactionism, fearful racism, and last centuries disproven bad ideas) heard.

Anonymous said...

Sly come off, once again, as a bully and a thug.

If we were on another continent, Sly would be Mayor for Life by now. Fortunately, we are in America.

Meanwhile, Kansas City's 50-year deterioration plan continues to perk right along, but with a near-useless and very expensive trolley cruising the few streets that are being kept in good repair and not prone to floods.

Bob said...

8:13, stop your compulsive whining.

Anonymous said...

"You have no solutions just complaints."

"The Tony Botello Story."

The nigger's right.


Anonymous said...

Hey it's fourteen words chuck! Good morning buddy!

Anonymous said...

Funny but I got the same response when I called him out on Twitter 4 years ago and then he tries to follow me...sounds like an automated teller if you ask me!

Anonymous said...

Why are you here ?

Anonymous said...

james is impressive personally. but he's not leading on the crime epidemic. now it might start to destabilize his entire administration. he needs to be bold in addressing the crime wave and not try to keep passing off canards. if he doesn't know what to do, he should seek expert advice outside our insular political establishment. talk to bloomberg and giuliani.

Anonymous said...

Sly doesn't like it when people call him out on his long list of gross maleficence-malfeasance.

He prefers the constant praise and encouragement of his zombie lemming followers.

Anonymous said...

The mayor wins. Noting changed.

Anonymous said...

Strange that the "near useless" trolley get more use per mile than every bus route and most roads in KC...

Crow must be really hard to swallow.

Anonymous said...

"Near useless" cost over $100,000,000 for 2.2 miles. Idiot.

Galahad said...

Mayor is a petty bully.

Anonymous said...

Blaming the mayor's policies for the existence of crime only makes sense if you believe that Kansas City is the only city in the world. When you realize that there are other cities in the world, & they have crime, too, then you must look elsewhere for explanations, & possible solutions.

El Bryan is merely scapegoating, while offering no solutions, himself.

Anonymous said...

The Downtown Toot Toot weekend amusement park ride is costing taxpayers at least $160 Million.

Anonymous said...

Downtown Ding Ding amusement park ride.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry we are polling midtown and rigging up the next toot toot toy train extension ripoff.

Anonymous said...

Over-65 workers would like to retire, but workers under 30 raised in KCMO public schools are so blazingly stupid, self-centered and incompetent that the seniors need to work to keep the City from collapsing back to the stone age.

Anonymous said...

El Bryan is an asshole and a moron. He offers simple and inaccurate answers to complex questions.

Anonymous said...

7:56 & 8:13: Nice to hear from you so often. Catch ya again in 30 minutes or so.

Bryan M. Stalder, Esq. said...

11:16 missed the part where I tweeted about five alternative solutions to the mayor. And I'm not expecting these suggestions to fix the problem overnight. I just want to see him making noticeable and meaningful investments in the urban core. That hasn't happened in five years.

Look, Mayor Sly James is a better mayor than I could ever dream of being, but he has failed the east side and the urban youth of this city by prioritizing the needs of greedy white 20 somethings. His response to me indicates that he is both conscious and sensitive to that fact.

Anonymous said...

Sly's real calling is TV Game Show Host

He could be the Black Bob Baker - The Price Is Right

Anonymous said...

Bob Barker - Sly Barker


It's a new Hotel!!!

chuck said...

11:40

There ya go. Thunder in both hands.

BlightMeKC said...

At least the Mayor responds to White people. I had great solutions but was totally ignored. It is rhetoric when Sly suggests that running for public office gives meaningful solutions. The term lame duck, which the Mayor is, comes to mind. The fact is the Mayor has and continues to ignore the eastside. It's not about throwing people out and blighting the area, its about demonstrating real ideas that dont begin and end with a bulldozer. Mayor assumed people elected him because he had solid ideas and we all know that his ideas had very little to do with his being elected. Neither time did I vote for him. I always voted for the other guy. So, here's at least one voter that never believed in him, his ideas or leadership.

Anonymous said...

Sly, you are an asshole. Maybe if you'd give a shit about things besides a new airport, toy train, and grabbing guns people like me would think otherwise

Anonymous said...

Lowdown trash not worth comments! How did we arrive at the state in our lives? Leadership has little or no meaning in this 21st Century.

Anonymous said...

KCPD and the Mayor are Epic Failures in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

KCPD and the Mayor stay losing.

Anonymous said...

A HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO SENOR EL BRYAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When your humor target responds by personally lashing out at you, it's a sure sign that your words hit the mark!!

LOVE the sarcasm about razing homes in the 3rd District for new KCI, and LOVE the comments about voters disgusted with the status quo from bought off politicians!!!!

Some reminders:

RE: Sylvester James on "gun violence"
Sylvester James, the narcissistic sociopath who would rather seek the attention of strangers than spend time with his own family, is hoping to curry favor with the likes of Obama and Clinton. He's doing this because he's been planning for quite some time to replace Congressman Carwash in Washington, D.C. He doesn't want to be here in KCMO when his chickens come home to roost and residents find a "fowl" situation with their municipal finances. Sylvester James is the wrong "caliber" of leader for Kansas City.

RE: KC MAYOR JAMES TAKES CAMPAIGN CASH FOR CORDISH INCENTIVES???
see: http://www.mec.mo.gov/EthicsWeb/CampaignFinance/CF11_SearchComm.aspx
C091019 SLY JAMES FOR MAYOR SYLVESTER JAMES MARVIN L LYMAN BRADLEY D MCCORMACK CANDIDATE Active
Kansas City Live LLC 601 E Pratt St Baltimore MD 21202 Date Received 4/8/2015 Amount 3,150.00 Monetary 3,150.00
This is just one example!!
Kansas City Live LLC is The Cordish Company of Baltimore, Maryland, developer of the Power and Light Entertainment District in downtown KCMO, which is being subsidized by KCMO taxpayers to the tune of nearly $15 million dollars in fiscal year 2014.
Cordish expects to invest more than $88 million in Two Light. But to make the project a reality, the city is providing Cordish about $17 million, including a cash subsidy of up to $5 million for the apartment units to defray construction costs, plus a cash subsidy of between $10.6 million and $12.3 million for a residential parking garage.
City officials said the parking garage subsidy was provided for in a 2004 master plan agreement with Cordish, and the $5 million construction subsidy is needed because high-rise construction is nearly twice as expensive as low-rise. But the overall city subsidy for Two Light will be less than the city contribution of more than $20 million for One Light.
The deal also involves an effective property tax abatement of about 50 percent over 25 years.

Anonymous said...

(continued)

RE: SLY JAMES FOR MAYOR M.E.C. ID NO. C091019
Campaign Expenditures Of Note
Brancatos Catering
5050 Kansas Avenue Kansas City KS 66106 6/23/2015 Catering 3,961.11
Which was followed by a campaign donation to SLY JAMES FOR MAYOR from:
Brancatos Catering
5050 Kansas Ave Kansas City KS 66106 7/6/2015 379.05 Was this a kickback for serving as a campaign event vendor?
The Terrace on Grand
1520 Grand Blvd Fl 3 Kansas City MO 64108 12/15/2014 Event Space Food and Beverages 10,037.58
Which was followed immediately by a campaign donation to SLY JAMES FOR MAYOR from:
The Terrace on Grand
1520 Grand Blvd Kansas City MO 64108 12/15/2014 3,000.00 3,000.00 Was this a kickback for serving as campaign event vendor?
Dentons LLP
4520 Main St Kansas City MO 64111 6/24/2015 Legal Fees 64,612.90
Why would the SLY JAMES FOR MAYOR campaign be paying Dentons law firm over 64,000 dollars? Attorney Patrick McInerney of Dentons, represented Mayor James in his late tax filing legal case, but shouldn't that have been paid from his personal funds? Sylvester James was being challenged on his personal tax filing delinquency, as it related to his qualification to be eligible as a candidate. If it wasn't this, what other legal matter required retaining the services of Dentons?
Global Strategy Group
1001 G Street NW Washington DC 20001 5/4/2015 Research 45,736.14
Global Strategy Group
1001 G Street NW Washington DC 20001 3/3/2015 Research 6,000.00
Global Strategy Group
895 Broadway New York NY 10003 2/3/2015 Research 26,000.00
Nearly $ 78,000 to Global Strategy Group, consultants to the Democratic National Committee, NYC Mayor Bill DiBlasio, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emamuel, members of Congress, etc., should clue the reader in to the fact that Sylvester James has aspirations for national office.
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Contributions Of Note To SLY JAMES FOR MAYOR, now with the benefit of hindsight, linking contributions to political favors, reviewing 2014-15 reports.
BNIM
1735 Baltimore Ave Kansas City MO 64108 5/26/2015 600.00 500.00
BNIM
1735 Baltimore Ave Kansas City MO 64108 12/9/2014 1,000.00 500.00
Shirley Bush Helzberg
5805 Mission Dr Mission Hills KS 66208 N/A -- Community Volunteer 6/8/2015 500.00 500.00
Shirley Bush Helzberg
5805 Mission Dr Mission Hills KS 66208 N/A -- Community Volunteer 12/18/2014 2,250.00 250.00
Shirley Bush Helzberg
5805 Mission Dr Mission Hills KS 66208 N/A -- Community Volunteer 12/31/2014 2,250.00 500.00
Barnett Helzberg
5805 Mission DrMission Hills KS 66208-1140Shirley & Barnett Helzberg Foundation -- Founder5/2/20141,000.00 1,000.00
KC Streetcar Constructors
PO Box 1089 St Joseph MO 64502 6/9/2015 3,150.00 3,150.00
Kansas City Live LLC (Cordish affiliate)
601 E Pratt St Baltimore MD 21202 4/8/2015 3,150.00 3,150.00
Kansas City Live LLC
601 E Pratt St Baltimore MD 21202 12/18/2014 3,150.00 1,150.00
Kansas City Live LLC
601 E Pratt St Baltimore MD 21202-3118 12/18/2013 2,000.00 2,000.00
Burns & McDonnell
PO Box 419173 Kansas City MO 64141 4/27/2015 3,150.00 3,150.00
Burns & McDonnell
PO Box 419173 Kansas City MO 64141-6173 11/6/2013 3,100.00 400.00
Burns & McDonnell
PO Box 419173 Kansas City MO 64141-6173 12/30/2013 3,100.00 1,700.00
Justus for Missouri
PO Box 411464 Kansas City MO 64141 12/10/2014 1,000.00 1,000.00
Jean Peters-Baker for Prosecutor
304 Huntington Rd Kansas City MO 64113 12/12/2014 1,000.00 1,000.00

Anonymous said...

Who is this Fly James guy? I like the cut of his jib.

Anonymous said...

KCMO MAYOR/COUNCIL AND BURNS AND MCDONNELL ENGINEER A TAXPAYER SWINDLE WHILE RESIDENTS LEFT HANGING

$80 million in tax incentives for the expansion of Burns & McDonnell’s world headquarters complex at the northwest corner of Wornall and Bannister roads.
Chapter 100 bond financing for the project that will allow the developers to receive a 25-year property tax abatement. At a rate of 100 percent abatement for 15 years, followed by 50 percent for 10 years, it will abate a total of $41.8 million in property tax revenue during the 25-year term.
The Chapter 100 financing will allow the developers to also receive a sales tax exemption on building materials worth about $3 million.
A portion of new headquarters employee earnings will also be exempted from the KCMO earnings tax.

"It can happen right before your eyes and, at first, you might not even notice. It can take years of planning for the pieces to fall perfectly in place."----Burns and McDonnell website introduction
http://www.burnsmcd.com/

Sylvester James, Jr., was elected Mayor of Kansas City Missouri (KCMO) in March 2011, with only 21 percent of the City's registered voters casting ballots. James was re-elected in 2015, with significantly fewer voters participating, against a largely unknown, unfunded candidate. When no serious challengers emerged for the primary election, it was a foregone conclusion that Mayor James would win re-election, and therefore not require campaign funding.

Despite Burns and McDonnell CEO Greg Graves advance comments that the company would remain in KCMO, Mayor James and then-Council members insisted on lavishing extravagant subsidies toward this wealthy employee-owned company.

Please visit the following website http://mec.mo.gov/MEC/Campaign_Finance/CF11_CommInfo.aspx
M.E.C. ID NO. C091019: Sly James For Mayor
Go to this report: 42039 AMENDED January Quarterly Report 02/06/2014
Please contrast KCMO Mayor James' recent comments concerning "outside influences" attempting to interfere with the upcoming earnings tax renewal vote, to this listing of Burns and McDonnell donations from a single quarterly report.

In this quarterly report, we're specifically focusing upon contributions from those connected to Burns and McDonnell only. When scrolling through this lengthy list of names, please pay particular attention to the contributor's city of residence, and the date of their campaign contribution to Sly James For Mayor. A couple of employees listed the Burns and McDonnell corporate address, but otherwise we will highlight in red all of the other KCMO residents (don't blink or you'll miss them!).

If these 267 Burns and McDonnell employees are representative of the company workforce, in regards to residence, we can say that 12 percent of Burns and McDonnell employees actually reside within KCMO. The lesson from this exercise, is that non-KCMO residents seem to be exerting considerable political influence over KCMO policy makers by exchanging campaign cash for a diversion of their tax responsibility. Those entrusted to fairly represent taxpayers, are instead, violating this trust and picking winners and losers.

Anonymous said...

good info. is it from an in-depth report from a truth-seeking local newspaper with crack reporters?

Anonymous said...

Mayor Sly James is a PUSSY. "Run for something, put your ideas on display and solve the problems. WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU SOLVED????? New airport? Street Car? Who the fuck needs that stuff and what did that solve?

Anonymous said...

Here is an idea mayor, don't cut police staff. Instead, cut some of the many assistant city managers, director of creative services, TWO deputy directors in public works, get a real aviation director and public works director, get a non-idiot as city manager, etc......

Anonymous said...

who cares?

Anonymous said...

common sense leadership lacking. same for national policy. other countries, too. brexit will expose the fissures in europe in myriad ways and likely worse than usa.

Anonymous said...

the mayor is always on the clock, Einstein.

Anonymous said...

wheres stupid dave? is his asshole still burning from the last time he opened his ignorant trap lol. byran, where are you ? you know you worry some of us when we dont hear from you,like this.

Anonymous said...

This will all be fixed when MD Alam and gang get elected, they bringin da peace

Anonymous said...

Twitter War right here in KC??? Trump would be proud.

Anonymous said...

Sly Got beat up today. He ignored his fag sons death, covered up his crook sons crimes but still wants somebody else to solve HIS responsibilities ? Fuck you Sly!.. Give up your armed guards and spend some time on the streets. Pussy Fucker!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget his brother was shooting at a funeral, too.

Anonymous said...

20,000 people out of a population of 460,000 vote for this asshat and he thinks the people voted for and support him. The majority of people living in Kansas City obviously didn't care enough to go vote. It cannot be assumed that because a person didn't vote that the voter had any interest in Sly's election. That's a stretch even for a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING: shoulder-less wood-frame glasses white hipster "el Bryan" (peak cultural appropriation) doesn't like other shoulder-less beardo white hipsters, is an expert at finding people disgusted with Sly but not disgusted enough with Sly to vote for a shoulder-less self-hating white hipster who colonized a Northeast neighborhood 5 years ago and now thinks he speaks for all of us just because he doesn't have a job and can troll Twitter and TKC all day...

Meanwhile, Northeast's biggest accomplishment is continuing the failed policies of the last 50 years (more cops! tear down more buildings!). Meanwhile, downtown is growing, the residents there actually vote, and in another 10 years there won't be enough residents in the East side and Northeast to comprise more than a single council district. But thank God we didn't get a "toy train" here, we wouldn't want Independence avenue to look like Main Street downtown, with new apartment buildings and scary, scary "density". We want our vacant lots and dwindling tax base, plus increased demands for services and infrastructure maintenance.

SMERTCK

Anonymous said...

Just wait until the downtown incentives dry up and it's left surrounded by ghetto on all sides

Anonymous said...

Hey nice ad hominem! Insulting your opponent is commonly agreed to be the strongest possible debate strategy.

I tell you, even if you had a decent media strategy you'd still have to steer around the unique psychology of the bow tie tyrant wannabe. Good luck with that. ;)

Anonymous said...

Banana Republic of the Plains! How dare you insult Dear Bowtie Leader! He wasn't desperately seeking help on social media to figure out how to lead! Everyone dance!! There is no crime guys, only 24 million tourists!!! We promise, we counted!!;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for chiming in David Johnson. We'd know that homo-rant anywhere. Does it ever get old? Apparently not because here we are...again.