Sunday, February 12, 2017

KANSAS CITY STAR FAKE NEWS: IMAGINARY GOV. BROWNBACK AIRPORT IN JOHNSON COUNTY WILL COMPETE WITH KCI!!!



Here's propaganda intended to spark fear into local voters . . .

Border War takes to the skies: Brownback wants to build an airport in Johnson County

Don't forget . . . The Star ran this story back in 2014 as well . . .

A radical idea: Build the new KCI in Johnson County

It still hasn't happened but it makes a convenient threat to try an get locals on board with a new airport to "SAVE" Kansas City.

Fun fact . . . This is a classic City Hall tactic and was also employed to build the Sprint Center when politics claimed that STL didn't want us to have a downtown arena.

A quote from our blog community . . .

"Fairytale time! The NIMBY pushback against the negative aspects of a major airport anywhere near to Kansas City would make any proposal a nonstarter. Update KCI, without rebuilding it, that'd be so simple."

Hopefully, locals have grown up and can decipher the misinformation while Dead Tree Media remains desperate enough to run this empty political rhetoric.

Developing . . .

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I will give all my money to Sly!

Anonymous said...

Let Johnson County taxes go up....I support this! We suffer enough in Kansas City with outrageous water bills...highest in the nation.

Anonymous said...

What is this about?

The NIMBY pushback would never allow an airport near Kansas City.

This must be a bad joke or a setup or a fairytale.

Time to update, not replace, KCI. Simple.

Anonymous said...

Would be good for all the developers who live there in quiet single family neighborhoods, many ritzy, and who get taxpayer subsidies from us for building gaudy big box apartment buildings in KCMO.

Rather then going to KCI they can drive the BMW to the Johnson County International Airport a short distance away.

Missourians for JoCo Airport said...

I support this airport! Let's put KC in the poor house! Business leaders are in Johnson County... not "trying" to run a city like Kansas City.

Need a great game plan... Let's put KCI out of business!!!

Anonymous said...

JOCO isn't as chic, trendy, vibrant, and frosty as KCMO's vibrating urban core.

Anonymous said...

Gardner Airport will kick MCI ASS.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah, let's just WASTE more of taxpayer money by building a new airport. Wouldn't it be a better investment of taxpayer money to just upgrade KCI instead?

Kansas City is about 20 years behind Detroit, just look at their stats.

Anonymous said...

Unless you are in Olathe, New Century is not that much more convenient. Put in a single terminal with single parking lot, one security line and a long walk to the gate and congratulation - it takes you longer than it does now to deal with KCI.

And it will cost the airlines more because it will be a 2+ billion project so there goes service.

Anonymous said...

It was a joke 9:44 Relax.

Super Dave said...

Some idiots talking about a truly idiotic idea.

Vote Blue said...

Glorioso article. Sad to see what Vockrodt has to do to keep his job there .

Anonymous said...

Looks very much like a story ginned up by Sly and the KCI terminal boosters to try to push their agenda.
It's completely ridiculous nonsense and has no legs whatsoever.
And it's hard to believe (or maybe not) that the Star had this on the front page.
With KCMO, Brownback, and the Star involved, it's hard to tell who's the most incompetent.
Fantsyland on the plains.

Anonymous said...

First of all there isn't enough room at New Century airport. Too much commercial development around the runways already. Executive is cramped with a 4000' runway. If they want to they could develop land around an airport at the old Army Ammo Plant near Desoto. There is as much open land there as there is in the city of Leawood. The brunt of the cost would still be carried when you buy a ticket to fly somewhere. It would also give the citizens of Kansas City with their "vibrant urban core" how it feels to drive almost an hour to sit for two hours to fly.
I think the article was poorly researched and written.

Retro ROCKER said...

The country will have higher taxes and and run into funding problems there are many metro areas that have several airports people living south of the metro won't have as long of a drive

Anonymous said...

Easy to see Southwest leasing most of the airport or another single or maybe two airlines. Witness Houston Hobby or Chicago's second airport.

Johnson County would do it right and of course it would pay for itself without city workers... privatization is the key.

This will put pressure on MCI and 40 year bonds could be issued for MCI and it would most likely fail- but oh well- it's not like there is much reason to live in KC now with gentrification happening as we speak in the form of a nice little uptick in water prices.

Hello Johnson County International Airport- future home of A Big Big Airline!

Anonymous said...

Here is the scoop:

Sly pissed off Trump.

Trump will give big Fed money to Brownback and Kansas for the airport to bury MCI and KC.

Too bad Sly didn't think before he acted.

Anonymous said...

won't happen

Anonymous said...

The real scoop is in the article. Who's shilling? They call themselves out.

Anonymous said...

When the heavies blow out of MCI at 4:00 AM nobody likes it. It will never happen in JOCO. Thanks UPS & FED EX.

Anonymous said...

UPS and FedEx stay.

Amazon with their new hub is the key- proximity.

Amazon International Airport in Johnson County. Start getting a concrete removal business license and head up north- as we know it KCI is history.

Anonymous said...

This was certainly a poorly researched article and proposed by people who have no idea what they are talking about. Remember that
Steve Rose proposed this in the Star several months ago. When KCI was built, Jackson County and the Airport Authority sold bonds. Included in the bond covenants, everybody promised not to allow scheduled airlines to fly out of any other airport. Until those bonds are paid off (no major airport has ever fully paid off all bonds), those covenants stand.