Friday, February 17, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE FACT CHECK!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDER: TOY TRAIN SURVEY RIGGED!!! FAKE NEWS STREETCAR BIZ WINNING OVERLOOKS LAST YEAR'S CONSTRUCTION FAIL!!!



Remember that our blog community was first to report the devastating toll that streetcar construction took on Downtown biz. TKC reporting was CONFIRMED by MSM and still haunts the bottom line of establishments that survived toy train starter line devastation.

Recently, rail transit cheerleaders wanted to hype a FAKE NEWS SURVEY based mostly on leading and incomplete questions that ultimately touted streetcar success.

Accordingly . . .

CHECK THIS KANSAS CITY INSIDER PUSH BACK REVEALING THE RIGGED TOY TRAIN STREETCAR SURVEY AND EXPOSING FAKE NEWS CONCLUSIONS!!!

Here's the word . . .

Kansas City Insider: I'm calling BS on this one

I want the Streetcar to succeed. It cost way too much, and is not needed, but the darn thing is up and chugging along through parked car after parked car, and so I wish it all the success our leaders at City Hall have promised.

With that said, I've got to call B.S. on their latest pronouncement of success. They site a "recent survey". The question they point to for all the congratulatory back-slapping is:

Have you seen a change in revenue this year over the same time period last year?

And they use this chart as the survey's success centerpiece, showing 80% of the businesses had increases (yeah ! Go Sly-team).



What they FAIL to mention, is that last year ALL THE STREETS were torn up, parking was a nightmare and business on the Streetcar line were being driven out of business because construction lasting 24 months longer than what City Hall promised. What they didn't ask was how was business PRIOR to any construction.



Their survey "success" is a little like asking a Holocaust survivor the year after being released if they're happier now from a year ago and failing to mention where they were in one of the camps the previous year.

It's hard to take the City leaders seriously when they continually blow sunshine up our back side and then tell us they are doing things to make things "great again"...
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28 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad to see my newspaper ran with a press release and didn't bother to do any real follow up interviews with people who disagreed. They're out there in abundance. The people who work on the streetcar line can tell you a lot about the poorly planned construction.

Greedo said...

Few reporters left in Kansas City. Nobody wants to rock the boat. They'd rather just look good on camera because that's what gets them the furthest.

Anonymous said...

Sly treats Kansas City like we're a battered wife. He slaps us and then promises us everything is going to be alright.

Anonymous said...

It's very similar to the claimed success of the Reagan administration. If you look at their charts, they start with mid-to-late 1982--ignoring 1981 and most of 1982.

Anonymous said...

KCMO GOVERNMENT FUBAR!!

RE: Have you seen a change in revenue this year over the same time period last year?


How do we know it's a FABRICATED SURVEY?


Simple, the question doesn't distinguish between a POSITIVE change versus a NEGATIVE change in revenue!! It lacks SPECIFICITY.

Imagine you're surveying 10 businesses, and you ask them the question "Have you seen a change in revenue this year over the same time period last year?"

1) you're assuming that they were in business, at the same location, last year.

2) you've missed any businesses that have failed and gone out of business.

3) you don't distinguish between a business that saw one penny more revenue, versus another that saw sales decline 90 percent.

4) they're not disclosing who's responding to their fake survey. The city likely threw out any responses that didn't fit into their contrived scenario of ToyTrain success.

No one with a functional brain believes the ToyTrain was an appropriate way for the city to spend money or serve residents. QUIT TRYING TO IMPRESS NON-RESIDENTS AND PLEASE START PAYING ATTENTION TO THE TAXPAYERS WHO ACTUALLY LIVE HERE!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I can't give any credence to someone who seriously just compared dealing with a year of road construction to surviving Auschwitz.

Anonymous said...

Nobody compared Auschwitz, or any of the other death camps, to construction. A bit sensitive are we? It's clear that the writer was using an extreme comparison to make a ridiculous point. Perhaps he should have said, "a cancer survivor", a "release prisoner formerly on death row", "a former slave" or "something equally exaggerated. The point was NOT to compare the two, but to highlight the absurdity of the survey question in context of the actual situation.

How politically correct and uptight can one individual be? Why would you even bother reading Tony's KC, where true free-speech is celebrated and NOT WHINED about.

Anonymous said...

Is there ANYTHING at all that comes out of city hall that isn't spun, hyped, or outright lied about?
Anything at all?
Sound well-thought out ideas and proposals can be presented and rise or fall on their own merits.
Some people will like them and others not, but the facts are the same for both.
But the endless stream of outright falsehoods coming from 12th and Oak totally destroys any credibility and any chance at all that even a good idea will be accepted on its merits.
It's really a shame and no wonder hardly any KCMO residents vote.
Why bother?

Anonymous said...

Heard Sly last night on public radio bragging about how great everything is here.

Anonymous said...

The number of Uhals rented to move out of Kansas City would give a better perspective on where things are in Kansas City. Murder count is high, propaganda from local officials is off the charts... and fake news is now a trending topic. So, it's hard to believe much being published these days. I'm more inclined to believe I'm the heir to the thrown of Zumunda and entitled to a billion dollar wire transfer if I only provided my account number. :\

Anonymous said...

Maybe City Hall should be talking about why everyone with a home in Kansas City, Missouri has seen their water bills nearly double in the last few months.

Anonymous said...

Aww poor baby!!! Is asking for proof of your obsessive statements too much for Tonesy-Wonesy??? Had to delete that comment? OH THE BUTTHURT!!!

Anonymous said...

NO TOOT TOOT NO TOOT TOOT vote it out. Vote it down. NO more TOOT TOOT

Anonymous said...

Sorry 9:52, but you did compare "surviving" streetcar construction to surviving a genocidal campaign of murder, rape, torture, etc. You and the other street car obsessives jumped the shark a long time ago. Sad! (to quote the president)

Anonymous said...

Your obsession with that tiny part of a much bigger issue is what's sad. Anything to deflect from this eco devo nonsense. Anything to say about the substance, kiddo?

Anonymous said...

Shh. Adults are talking, dear.

Anonymous said...

I know a number of people who own businesses in the TDD streetcar district. Not a single one of them was asked to participate in this survey. None of them had ever heard about or seen anything on it. The survey takers cherry picked the businesses they questioned to get the answers they wanted for their streetcar propaganda campaign. Any business owner in the expansion area being voted on this year who relies on this survey for information on how to vote is a fool. Alternative facts and fake news is all it is.

Anonymous said...

IT'S RIGGED BUT I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF WHATSOEVER!!! JUST BUY INTO MY OBSESSIONS!!!

Anonymous said...

Mayor Bullhorn? Stop yelling, you already have a bullhorn! Have you not had your third lunch yet or something? :)

Anonymous said...

Trolley boy can't address the facts, folks, so he goes for the ad hominem. Look for him to move to DC to work with Trump demonizing the dishonest media with fake news.

Anonymous said...

Wow. He actually stopped eating to do that?

Anonymous said...

Like this isn't fake news?

Comparisons to the Holocaust are about forty times as disgusting but new lows are par for the course here.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar facts rigged. What's new?

Anonymous said...

And yet you can't get enough. Hey, tell you what. Keep being fixated on a rhetorical metaphor. It's way easier than dealing with the incompetence, corruption, and lies of City Hall. I get it. :)

Bob said...

What nonsense. Referring to a question that might have been directed to a survivor of the Holocaust was just an analogy, used to make a point about the deceptive methodology of the trolley survey. The post did not equate the trolley survey to the Holocaust itself, and any claim that it did is simply spurious.

Anonymous said...

I know a number of people who own businesses in the TDD streetcar district. Many of them were asked to participate in this survey. All of them had heard about or seen something on it.

Later, niggerlovers.

Anonymous said...

Hey "Bob", an analogy, by definition, is a comparison. The author of the piece analogized (that is, compared) the "suffering" of a business owner on the trolley line to the suffering of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust. Go fuck yourself, you old, anti-Semitic, sanctimonious turd. What fucked up law firm lets you hang around?

Bob said...

7:59, read it again. And again. And again, until you get it right. If you ever do.