Wednesday, July 13, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY ZOO THREATENS TO SINK UPCOMING GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND VOTE WITH TRAGIC AQUARIUM SCHEME!!!



Kansas City's money pit ZOO currently enjoys a FOREVER TAX but now plans to ride the wave of local subsidy and ask for a NEW AQUARIUM amid an upcoming plan to put GO bonds before local voters in order to keep this town afloat.

To wit . . .

THIS SELFISH MOVE BY THE KANSAS CITY ZOO COULD DROWN UPCOMING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS WITH MORE TOURIST ATTRACTION INCENTIVES THAT LOCALS CONSTANTLY ARGUE AGAINST!!!



Furthermore, Kansas City already has the SEA LIFE Aquarium that's just fine for tourists who will spend more cash closer to the streetcar line than stuck in the already heavily funded Swope Park.

Make no mistake, this GO BOND ask is crucial and while penguins and polar bears helped sell local voters on a tax spike . . . An aquarium might not convince the electorate no matter how interesting the attractions.



Either way, Kansas City continues to tread water and politicos claim that this General Obligation Bond vote is a crucial life preserver for the financial health of 12th & Oak.

Developing . . .

26 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The zoo is a great attraction. They could probably raise the money for an aquarium privately.

And they should.

Anonymous said...

Another etax, another bond vote?

Do you have to ask why Kansas City is losing population?

Anonymous said...

Do no support captivity, help animals, save animals. No not cage and capture them.

Anonymous said...

Let them raise the money through Jazzoo or some kind of benefit like that.

Anonymous said...

Homage to Headline Guy:

Whilst it may have been leopard print up above, below the water line it was all pinklipped tuna.

Bryan M. Stalder, Esq. said...

I was at The Writers Place last year and told a room of 100+ civic minded folks who claimed that sidewalks were one of Kansas City's biggest problems that the way to zoo is funded undermines basic services and infrastructure reepairs to our city. There were gasps and stone faces. An aquarium is sexy and other cities have them so let's stop doing the basic job of government to build something neat.

I think an aquarium is a great idea and I think asking the public to pay the interest on it for decades is a terrible idea.

Anonymous said...

"COULD"

but won't.

Tony's Bitter Sweeping Generalizations.

Anonymous said...

Move the zoo to a place that isn't a bastion of thug coons and then lets talk.

Anonymous said...

It's said people say it seems it could, rumor has it.

Anonymous said...

yeah, too many apes and monkeys outside of the cages for my tastes.

aka nignogs, jigaboos, sheboons, niggers

Anonymous said...

Don't we have forever zoo tax?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is gaining population not losing, you fucking moron. Jesus, this blog is for retards.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ you can say that again^^^^. but only retards that hate it ,yet cant quit it

bwwwaaaahahaha

Anonymous said...

Abby Ratchford's pool hotness has turned me into one of those red-assed baboons!

Anonymous said...

Go up to the Omaha zoo here and there and it's a massive success. And the KC zoo is ran by the guy that was responsible for thier success. I see it as an investment

MDLQ said...

Hey! A water skiing squirrel?
Who knew?
A water skiing squirrel!
Wow!

Anonymous said...

a) The racist comments on this blog are a huge part of KC's and America's problems. TKC could do his part and not allow racist comments.
b) Better that the zoo get bonds for improvements than City Hall, where they'll waste it on lousy contracts, costly chairs and tables from Italy, and items they cannot care for/repair. City Hall is a money pit that directors use with abandon. (Get a new city manager!) At least an aquarium--a real one, not like that thing at crown center, would help KC.
c)TKC had a good run for 4 years when Funk (and Gloria)was mayor, but it's gone downhill. Time to do something productive and real for Kansas city.

Eric Blair said...

5:48 are you familiar with the concept of free speech?

A wiser and more eloquent man than myself said this about speech:

Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell Shooting an Elephant

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
George Orwell (Eric Blair), Introduction to Animal Farm (1945)

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
― George Orwell

One more thing you fascist. I rather live in a society where people say things I find objectionable and offensive than live in a society where they are silenced. Political correctness is political suppression.

Anonymous said...

“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.”
― Oscar Wilde

Anonymous said...

If the zoo wants an aquarium, they should pay for it themselves.

Anonymous said...

The toy train will make water rates to high to fill the aquarium. Cunts, Fogies, Grumps and Retards has the deetz!

Anonymous said...

It's way past time for someone (perhaps an urban planner who really needs to increase their lecture fees) to propose a giant dome which will cover the entire city of KCMO.
Then it would never rain an flood streets or make raw sewage pour into basements and lawns.
The city wouldn't have to worry itself about boring issues like actually maintaining the roofs of the buildings it owns and currently lets deteriorate.
And the 24 million+ tourists who annually flood into downtown wouldn't have to worry about below-zero temperatures in the winter or 100+ days in the summer.
And so many other features which would make KCMO the big urban nirvana it imagines itself to be.
Who cares how much it would cost; we can always borrow more.
World class!

Anonymous said...

Have any of you that are making ignorant comments happen to have confirmed that this aquarium plan does in fact exist? Have you seen the design, the financial plan or the legacy plan? None of have and yet you idiots are already condemning the idea. Where do you think funding for projects like this comes from? Would $5 per year out of your pocket cause you to go broke? If so you have bigger problems. I personally welcome the idea. I'm sure if it fails, there are other locations in the metro that would welcome such an amazing opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Take your meds

JoJo said...

If it's such a great plan the zoo should fund it themselves.

Anonymous said...

KC needs a new animal shelter way before any talk of an aquarium!! Fish are great but I'd rather address the animals stacked in cages in bathrooms and hallways first.