Friday, November 25, 2016

TKC EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY UNION ELITE FEAR THE FUTURE AFTER FORMER OLD SCHOOL COLLEAGUE CONFRONTS CHILD PORN CHARGE!!!



For tonight,we're reporting a bit of news chatter wherein mainstream media has once again failed to make any connection to former local political leaders.

We're running this as a blind item because WE'VE LEARNED to be careful and not to put ourselves out there in service of news that most people are gonna just gloss over anyhoo . . . HOWEVER, the tidbit is noteworthy if only to offer glimpse at tougher times for organized labor and as a shout out to all of the old timer KC insiders who read the blog and can make the connection without having it spelled out for them.

Here's the word . . .

Local news feeds recently reported a Kansas City local dude charged with illicit images on his computer after a repair dude discovered a weird file name, found disgusting pictures and reported it to authorities. Turns out this same dude was a formerly disgraced Kansas City union leader from the 90s who kinda fell out of the political game after a connection to a nasty racketeering verdict.

And so . . .

Here's why this is important beyond our blind item tidbit sent our way by KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS: Given upcoming Missouri efforts to push through paycheck protection and right to work initiatives that threaten to break unions throughout Missouri . . . The glory days of union power brokers are now in the distant past and organized labor confronts a future wherein campaign coffers have been decimated. Accordingly, the political influence of these former tough guys will also take a another huge hit IF the GOP keeps its promise to cut the legs out from under labor.

Leading up to this drama we've all noticed that unions have abandoned most of their minority and immigrant rights affiliations in Kansas City has now spend most of their political lobbying efforts trying to play nice with Missouri Republicans in a desperate fight for survival.

As soon as next session, Missouri and Kansas City more than any other city in the state is under the threat of extreme push back by a Missouri Senate, House and full slate of statewide officials now TOTALLY controlled by Republicans who have historically opposed unions.

Developing . . .

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I see what you did there and it makes sense.

What you can verify without any threat of retaliation is that unions now support some of the top republican leaders in Kansas City.

Look at Silvey, he is backed by the union guys and it has put him at odds with most other Republicans in the state. He tries to sell himself as "moderate" but he's really just a sellout of his principals. Democrats didn't have a real challenger against him but he's not going to be able to move up the ladder past Clay County. Deservedly so.

Anonymous said...

WE'VE LEARNED to be careful

Apparently not.

Anonymous said...

^^^ It's a blind item. You have to have cause to sue and there aren't enough details to guess about it.

I think this post is really about the big picture. Unions in KC are screwed and that damage is mostly self-inflicted.

Anonymous said...

unions deserve to die in Missouri. They don't protect their workers and they don't stand up for the workers rights beyond their small circles of friends and families.

Anonymous said...

Union or not, if the guy is a creep he needs to be dealt with and the public informed about.

Anonymous said...

Right to work is just the beginning of it.

By the end of 2017 expect far fewer if any union supported politicians in KCMO. Those days are long gone.

Anonymous said...

+1 @ 7:27. I think the unions want to get rid of as many of these old timers and old mob guys as the can. To hell with them, hey haven't done us any good and they're holding us back from protecting workers rights for the future.

Anonymous said...

7:27 to 7:30 I agree 100%

Anonymous said...

"...IF the GOP keeps its promise to cut the legs out from under labor. "

Can you site a reference Tony? I have never heard of the GOP saying such a thing. I'd love to see some evidence that such a promise was made.....Oh wait...your just making shit up as you go, right?

Anonymous said...

FYI Tony
Teresa Loar close associate with Rick Moore.
TOM JACKMAN Staff Writer, The Kansas City Star:
Witness links Griffin, casinos A hidden share of ownership was agreed to, Moore testifies. After Cathryn Simmons arranged a 20 percent ownership interest in two proposed riverboat casinos, she agreed to give former Missouri House Speaker Bob Griffin a hidden 1 percent share in both, a former partner of Simmons' testified Thursday.
The testimony by Rick Moore was just one of many insights the former political consultant offered into how Simmons, Griffin, local AFL-CIO President Mike Fisher and lobbyist Steven Hurst allegedly worked together to glean profits from the state's...

Union Boss who voted for Trump said...

PSA:

http://www.kctv5.com/story/33780782/wanted-michael-fisher

Sometimes it is best to fess up.

Anonymous said...

So what you're saying is a former union leader is busted on a child porn charge and somehow that has something to do with the decline of labor unions.

Or is it just an excuse for you to go off on unions that wouldn't have you as a member.

Talk about your spurious connections.

You should have stuck this on tonyscribe.com - it fits with all the terribly ignorant shit over there.

Anonymous said...

TONYSCRIBE.COM? AHAHAHAHAAAAA

"I've been working on and thinking about a short story for more than a year but so far I've got nothing."

Aim high dimwit.

The Democratic Party is over said...

Republicans are coming for your unions. It was fun while it lasted:

Right to work priority for Missouri GOP lawmakers, Greitens