Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DEAD TREE MEDIA SEYZ KANSAS CITY SHOULD WORK TOGETHER ON $200 MILLION TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PART DEUX!!!



Once again, the lead scribe for the taxpayer subsidized newspaper advocates imore taxpayer supported rail transit without the benefit of a citywide vote.

The column is mostly out of date and a discussion that we had LAST WEEK on this blog but here's the newspaper marching orders to the last remaining folks who aren't taking all their news from their phone:

Yael Abouhalkah: "Work with council members and the Regional Transit Alliance, form a solid partnership, and make sure this budding feud does not get out of control."

And so, this particular screed is linked only to further our ongoing media literacy campaign . . .

THERE IS NO FEUD GIVEN THAT KANSAS CITY VOTERS REJECTED TOY TRAIN STREETCAR EXPANSION LESS THAN TWO YEARS AGO!!!

This column that's closed to comment and pretty much indefensible in public is nothing more than City Hall sponsored hype that's must more sinister than Visit KC garbage because it's cloaked under the guise of opinion journalism and not just marketing . . . At least the PR pros have the decency to pay for expensive suits and tacky Chiclet teeth orthodontia.

Whereas the latest screed is just another newspaper hack shilling for his civic benefactor.

You decide . . .

24 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Yae,l you sure speak freely with other people's money. Wait I have a better idea, why don't you just go away and take your stupid ideas with you.

Bryan M. Stalder, Esq. said...

Agreed. Make a case to all tax payers for streetcar to the Plaza and allow the entire city decide and/or share the cost.

Anonymous said...

IZZ DATZ WHATZ DEYZZ SEYZZZZZZ?

Anonymous said...

Seriously? We are giving the Star credibility? What they have to say is totally irrelevant especially considering their tax package and readership numbers.

Anonymous said...

If they region can't even manage and overhaul it's inept bus system then why would anyone think it could build and operate passenger rail?

Anonymous said...

Vote no on all tax increases, no matter what they are for. This city has demonstrated time and agin they are poor stewards of our tax money and should not be given anymore. Make do with what you already have.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? We are giving tonyskansascity.com credibility? What they have to say is totally irrelevant especially considering their horrible record of bias, falsehoods, character attacks, race-baiting, lying and readership numbers.

Anonymous said...

Katie Shields will stop this deal unless we can bring the construction jobs home to Clarkson; instead of using that foreign firm Herzog.

Anonymous said...

Sue Burke must be the absolute stupidest person on the planet. Anyone want some spare Trump yard signs I "found"?

Anonymous said...

Fael and the star are just paying their lug to Sly and the council.

Anonymous said...

We should work together to put an end to it. I agree.

Anonymous said...

Steve Foutch walking away from $23 million East Crossroads project

Seconds after the LCRA unanimously voted to approve the abatement package, Foutch shook his head and stood up from the 17th floor boardroom at Town Pavilion, where the agency holds its meetings.

“We’re not going to do the project,” Foutch told LCRA commissioners.

Not enough subsidies! Toot Toot Toot Toot!

Steve "Little Penis" Paul said...

The Foutch Brothers both serviced me orally to sexual excitement, so The Star Editorial page ALWAYS supported their receiving public subsidies for everything they wanted.

I wonder why I got fired?

Anonymous said...

Good hope Foutch and crew pack up their tent and go screw some other city over.

Anonymous said...

F the kc star

Super Dave said...

The so called leaders of Kansas city own the KC Star and that became possible when they more or less gave the Star an estimated $12.8 million tax break.

So this is how I see this and I am sure others will agree. By playing nice with the Star the under the table deal is, the Star now has to play nice with the city and do certain stories as the city wants the public to see them. Just recently the Mayor and underlings are saying in so many words lets hold off on a streetcar expansion that they already knew the taxpayers don't want. Mean while, the public semi goes to sleep on the matter.

Now we have the Star jumping up and saying there is a feud, that needs to be fixed and get this street car taxpayer supported disaster to building and laying more track, so more people from out of town can come ride it for free. All the while claiming that ridership numbers that so far have't been proven are supposedly passing all expectations.

So rah, rah, rah, the street car is good, the city needs it, and the taxpayers need to support this disaster continuing all across the city. Just wait, this so called come together game will bounce around some, and then all of a sudden the city will leap up and say okay, the public wants this while discounting they have already voted no for expansion, but will have another underhanded plan to expand the street car before the public even understands what happened, because last they knew the Mayor wanted to wait awhile.

Regardless of what the Mayor and his band of tax bandits say, they are in all reality wanting this expansion to take place, and are working night and day in the background to make it happen.

Get out there and vote this insanity down and vote it down every time till the city opens the books for all to see and makes those wanting to ride, to pay as much as any bus ride would cost. Start charging for the current system and watch the ridership fall off to nothing. Then the proof of not being needed will come to light.

Inafunkaboutyael said...

Are we going to have to wait until the Star goes chapter 11 before Yael is given the broom? Wont someone show him the door? Put him and us out of our collective misery. It might even be better to give him his beloved payroll check and have him stay home. Bye bye Yael we want to see you go!

Anonymous said...

2:40: If it weren't for TKC the Star's views would get a lot fewer readers.

4:11: Have you had a look in the mirror lately, trolley boy? Just because someone disagrees with your highly questionable views does not make them stupid.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there already a vote on streetcar expansion???

Anonymous said...

The real estate taxes on all the new development that the streetcar brought to Downtown should easily pay for the expansion. I think Dave Johnson claims over $1 billion in new development. Don’t understand why there needs to be new taxes when the City has had this spectacular growth in the tax base???

Anonymous said...

4:11 PM – Sue Burke is a hero. If we have more citizens like her, this City would not have all this waste and corruption.

Anonymous said...

4:11 PM – we are going to assume you made a typo. The absolute stupidest persons on the planet are David Johnson & Russ Johnson. No yard signs for these losers. We just these two most hated persons in KCMO to leave the area and prey on someone else.

Anonymous said...

The advantages of a bus as a public transit tool over a railed system are too obvious to debate without sounding like a Spendocrat.

Anonymous said...

Nobody reads the Star anymore. They might as well declare that the earth is flat. Will have the same amount of impact.