Friday, April 21, 2017

TKC BLOG COMMUNITY FRIDAY FACT CHECK!!! SACRÉ BLEU!!! ACCORDING TO MAYOR SLY JAMES: KANSAS CITY HOSTS MORE TOURISTS THAN PARIS, FRANCE!!!



Kansas City mainstream media is too afraid, lazy or comprised to hold Mayor Sly James accountable for the words he uses to promote a tax subsidy downtown convention hotel giveaway worth more than $35 MILLION IN CASH and donated property.

Therefore, once again our THANKS TO OUR KICK-ASS BLOG COMMUNITY, we must make a comparison that sheds light on the boastful claims of Mayor Sly.

To wit . . .

IN SUPPORT OF THE KANSAS CITY CONVENTION HOTEL ORDINANCE, MAYOR SLY JAMES SAID KANSAS CITY HOSTS 25 MILLION TOURISTS ANNUALLY!!!

THAT'S MORE TOURISTS THAN PARIS, FRANCE CLAIMS!!!

Let's take hold of the raw data and crunch those numbers . . .



Visit KC still boasts that Kansas City hosts 24 million visitors each year . . . The Mayor simply added another million to help out his old pal Mike Burke.

Now . . . There are much lower estimates around the web but according to the French Official website of the Convention and Visitors Bureau . . . Hotels in Greater Paris only recorded 22.2 million arrivals in 2015.

Those are the last confirmed totals and they acknowledge trouble with terrorism that still only sparked a moderate decline in visitors.

And so . . .

SHOULD WE BELIEVE KANSAS CITY IS A MORE POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION THAN THE CITY OF LIGHTS?!?!



And if not, if those numbers are suspect . . . What does it say about so many other claims touted by Mayor Sly James and his supporters???

You decide . . .

32 Comments:

Anonymous said...

NO questions allowed to the mayor.

His word is higher than law.

If you are his friend, you get millions. So why raise a fuss?

MidtownKC Chester said...

I'd like to crunch more than those numbers.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Slie focking James!

Anonymous said...

This guy has a serious problem with numbers. The ridership numbers he gives for the streetcar are way beyond laughable. Trump speaks with more truth than Sly.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we've got more tourists than Paris, Texas. But that's about it.

Anonymous said...

With these latest numbers, it looks like maybe Sly is into the French cooking wine again.
I guess is you surround yourself with groupies and sycophants, the delusions just keep getting bigger and bigger.
Anyone around who can tell the emperor about his clothes?

Crazy Clown said...

FACT : DUMB Degenerate Hoodrats down at KCMO City Hall can't count, shit their from the KCMO School District, whatta expect ,,,,,,,,

They've took how many people flew in to KCI Airport in a year on flights to way to other cities and used those numbers as Tourists , as they spin their illusionary propaganda bullshit, what it boils down to.

Typical of how "Communist Liberals" work, thru their lying propaganda of lies & Deceit to those Naïve & Stupid enough , brain-dead to believe the bullshit !!!

Anonymous said...

https://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=MCI&Airport_Name=Kansas%20City,%20MO:%20Kansas%20City%20International&carrier=FACTS

Anonymous said...

The big story here is that NO ONE challenges him. Where is the Star? Where is TV? Can you imagine the Funk throwing that number out and not being challenged?

They don't have to call him a liar, just ask WHERE DOES THAT NUMBER COME FROM? And then check it out.

Anonymous said...

if people from overland park go to an event at sprint center, are they counted as tourists?

Anonymous said...

Department of Justice Sends Letter to Nine Jurisdictions Requiring Proof of Compliance with 8 U.S.C. § 1373 | OPA


Hope they mail one to SLIE soon.

Anonymous said...

They are going after the big fish first.

The correspondence was sent to officials in New York City, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Chicago, as well as Clark County in Nevada, Cook County in Illinois, Miami-Dade County in Florida, Milwaukee County in Wisconsin and the state of California.

Anonymous said...

Got any proof his numbers are wrong?









Let us all grow old together waiting for Tony's proof.

Anonymous said...

Some more perspective from the State of Hawaii's official report:
"A record total of 8,679,564 visitors arrived by air or by cruise ships to the Hawaiian Islands in 2015.
This represented a 4.3 percent growth from the previous high of 8,320,785 visitors in 2014"

Anonymous said...

Interstate truck drivers aren't tourists?

Anonymous said...

Someone call CNN and get Sly on with a correction NOW http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/26/travel/most-visited-cities-euromonitor-2017/

Anonymous said...

It's the tourists from Coffeville, Hays, Edna, and Staubios home town!


We're all gonna git rich!

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe citizens let this cannibal get away this shit.

Anonymous said...

^^^cannibal


LMAO Woot!

JimBrodi said...

Sly is a proven liar? KCMO more popular than Paris?

B.S.

Retro ROCKER said...

The tourist attractions are booming in the metro passed by kc jo,so line was around the building

Anonymous said...

from the web site--

Kansas City hosts 24 million visitors each year. Of these, 48% of visitors stay overnight.

so, the 24 million includes just over half day-trippers, which is a different definition from the number of tourists who stay overnight at a paris hotel.





Anonymous said...

I bet Sly counts anyone crossing from Johnson County to buy Sunday liquor in KCMO as a "visitor." Disgraceful lying sack. He's the Donald Trump of the Plains!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous posted at 4:17 p.m. - asking where did they get the numbers? Yes, everyone would like to see their sources for the numbers on the streetcar and the tourists. Just show us the source.

Also, maybe ol' Sly is counting those "tourists" flying overhead.

Anonymous said...

Half a brain is all the proof you should need.

Anonymous said...

I think it's time for Sylvester to check out Sylvan Learning Center; they're supposed to be big helps with math.

Anonymous said...

PARIS GOT NOTHING ON KCMO!

I'm going to start calling the convention hotel (if it ever gets built) THE AWFUL TOWER!

Who wants an Eye-full in FrenchyLand when you can get an Awful in KC?

I'm a going to sell black and white spotted berets to all those 25 million tourists, call 'em cow patties, and become a rich en-tre-pre-manure!

Anonymous said...

8:52--Haha!

Anonymous said...

25 million tourists? I've been to Kansas City every week for ages. Guess what: There's nobody there.

Anonymous said...

Sly thinks that everyone is a tourist. He uses the word like John Wayne used the word "Pilgrim" In a second class city everything is bigger better and more than everywhere else. Lying is how Sly thinks he can make this a FIRST CLASS CITY.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Slick and Troy are both complete idiots and they're spending our money and our kids money and their kids money. Time to kick their butts out of office

Anonymous said...

A quick look on google finds numbers reported for tourism from 2014 states that 24 million visitors was for the KC metro area including Wyandotte and Johnson counties. Only 48% actually visited KC. The Dotte had 6% and Johnson Co had 22%. KC Star Oct 1 2015