Friday, July 28, 2017

TKC QUESTION: DID GEORGE BRETT SELL OUT KANSAS CITY WITH PITCH FOR BURNS & MAC NEW AIRPORT REVENUE GRAB?!?!



This bit of Kansas City sponsorship was played down in the media but deserves a look for fanboys and tax fighters alike . . .

DOES ANYBODY CARE WHAT KANSAS CITY ROYALS HANGER-ON GEORGE BRETT THINKS ABOUT THE AIRPORT???

A local corporate giant seems to think so and here's a bit of spokesman love shared with P&L district d-bags recently . . . A link to a presser for the Orwellian event:

Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team Takes Over Power & Light District for Pep Rally and Information Sharing Event

George Brett destroying his legacy money line . . .

"An inspirational video from Kansas City Royals legend George Brett, who is endorsing the KCI HOMETOWN Team and its plan to design, build and privately finance a single-terminal KCI. Brett joins a large and growing list of individuals and organizations who are endorsing the HOMETOWN Team in its drive for a new airport built with KC Talent and a KC workforce, all reflecting a gigantic share of KC pride."

Here's a look at the video in the crappy quality that it deserves . . .



You decide . . .

35 Comments:

Go For KC! said...

A winning team!

A world series team and a world class company.

I think the movie was fantastic and inspiring actually TKC.

Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Brett is getting paid to do that commercial and well I'm sure.

That's what is going on here, he's on the take.

Anonymous said...

"Taking over the P&L District" to make this video shows just how arrogant and clueless these people actually are.
The P&L District is an under-performing private/public "partnership" that under-performs so poorly financially that the taxpayers are on the hook to the tune of $20 million/year through the year 2030 to pay off the bonds.
And as far as Brett is concerned, it never ceases to surprise how easily people are willing to hock any principles and self-respect they might have for a few bucks thrown their way.
Cow town doesn't begin to describe this little burg on the prairie.

Anonymous said...

The more they do these kinds of things the more crooked it's getting, there's big money involved for mayor bullhorn and he's pulling out all the stops to cash in, this is just plain disgusting now

Anonymous said...

Here's a better question.

DOES ANYBODY CARE WHAT A FORTY-PLUS WASHED UP DISCREDITED BLOGGER PUSHING THE SHOW-ME INSTITUTE'S PAID-FOR AGENDA THINKS ABOUT THE AIRPORT???

And the answer is no.

Anonymous said...

Noboby cares what anybody thinks about the airport. Sly will get it how he wants it.

Anonymous said...

8:35 sLIE is that you?

Anonymous said...

8:55, no. LIEbel boy is that you?

Anonymous said...

#KorruptCity

'nuff said

Anonymous said...

Let see wasn't Frank White a former all-star baseball player and now he provides great leadership for Jackson County. Should we make the same mistake. Has George Brett became an expert on airports now.

agentzero said...

Every time they want to pull real bs they wrap themselves in sports and patriotism, meanwhile back to the issue at hand

agentzero said...

So much for Sly touting regionalism, of course with him and Rockhurst mafia setting the fix

Anonymous said...

Vote no on crony airport boondoggle!

Anonymous said...

BURNS AND MCDONNELL AIRPORT TERMINAL JOBS CREATION PROGRAM.....that's what this has evolved into!

Does KCMO need a new airport terminal? No
We have 3 now, and 1 is mothballed, 1 is lightly used, and 1 is the work-horse.

Does the Southwest terminal need some updating and reconfiguration? I'm sure it does, and that could be accomplished with a renovation project.

Have Burns and McDonnell clearly demonstrated throughout this process that they operate like an organized crime family? Yes, and they've tarnished their reputation for years to come.

Have Mayor James, City Manager Schulte, Councilperson Justus, and other Councilpersons demonstrated an eager willingness to sell out their positions for campaign cash and favors to push this boondoggle forward? Yes they have.

Just look at the airport terminal question, the streetcar expansion question, the convention center hotel question, and realize that KCMO municipal government is THOROUGHLY CORRUPT. If you're able to at all, move outside of KCMO and free yourself from these criminals.

agentzero said...

George have you seen the alternate plans, no you have not, in fact you haven't seen Burn em Macs plan. You have no basis to say squat

Anonymous said...

@9:55 AM

All you really need to know is #KorruptCity

Anonymous said...

At least George Brett isn't running for public office like Frank White, pretending he's capable of running a government.

Anonymous said...

10:33 If being a baseball player is a measure of your ability to hold elected office, then Brett is a hell of a lot more capable than Frank White. If White got involved this whole airport situation, and ran things the way he has Jackson County, we would end up with a whole lot of planes crashing and burning.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Power and Light Bonds, do not forget KCMO taxpayer subsidy of $15 million a year for Baltimore cordish.

Do not forget Killa City's bad faith and deception with the refinancing of $297 million P&L bonds for two years prior to and during 2015 City elections to benefit Slie's re-election.

Lowering projected City/Taxpayer payment portion from estimated $15 million to $5 million.

What was taxpayer cost of this refinancing deception? Five million? Ten million? Defer paying $10 million for two years by adding to the principal.

What is new maturity date? Was it extended? Try refinancing your own house and see how much it costs.

Crazy Clown said...

Damn straight Brett was PAID for that FAKE promo piece !!

Also I doubt very seriously, BRETT has any idea whats really going on behind the scenes, as he is too busy managing his many other sports venues.

He just goes with he has been FED by the BULLSHIT Publicity machine,, and Ohhhh heres some Money Brett,,,,,,,,

and everythings just hunky Dory,,,,,, WRONG !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

May be we all can agree that being a ball player doesn't prepare anyone to run a city or a county. May be we ought not care what any celebrity has to say about stuff like this, and we sure as hell ought not vote for famous know nothings who run for office.

Anonymous said...

Brett will do anything for another line of coke and a chance to get away from his wife.

Anonymous said...

Burns & Mac played this wrong from day 1. They should have gauged public temperature better, shouldn't have assumed that Sly could deliver "back-door" without any attention, and should have cut and run when their plan went off the rails. Instead, they've doubled-down with their horrible commercials and inappropriate exclusive subcontractor deals. It's going to come back to bite them and there's a good chance it's making the "yes" vote tougher in November.

And remember, the whole thing is a gigantic mis-direction anyway. The corrupt City has changed, without much notice, the conversation from "do we want anything, and if so, new terminal or renovation" to "who gets to build the new terminal".

Anonymous said...

Brett likely got gobs of $jack$ to talk all that rah-rah. Plus, who knows what perks may be tossed in...his Indian Hill$/Mi$$ion Hill$ billionaire (and near) buds are good to his family. Old money fams I contracted to in the estates near the Kaufman's were the best to work for in my 20's. My friend worked at the K home and stadium as personal chef. Occasionally, I worked events at both, and did errands for the chef between eve. college classes and my FT work.

Anonymous said...

The evidence keeps piling up, voters. Please remember this when you go to the polls. Don't be fooled by the slick ads and local heroes.

Crazy Clown said...

FACT :
It should be made PUBLIC exactly how much George Brett was PAID for that Video,,,

then again, the PUBLIC will NEVER know what Brett was offered "under the Table" outside of PUBLIC Scrutiny !!!!

its time to find out how much PUBLIC MONEY their throwin' away for their FAKE PHONY bullshit !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Brett makes me want to puke and I am not a geezer hater. He was a decent ball player but an asshole is entire life and continues to be and this is just further proof of that like I said I am not a geezer hater but this pant shiting cocksucker makes me want to puke on my shoes. If that sucker was thirst stricken and dying from Heat I wouldn't give him the sweat off my hairy balls. Brett, go straight to hell you classless fucking swine!

Anonymous said...

Guy's a hack. Wouldn't go along with anything he endorses. It's over, George. Give it up.

Anonymous said...


from the few encounters I've had with him personally.. I'd say he's a douche..

but -- was a GREAT player!

Anonymous said...

doesn't make any difference.

people don't want an inconvenient airport built by crony elites.

they'll vote no.

The Truth of the Matter said...

DOES ANYBODY CARE WHAT KANSAS CITY ROYALS HANGER-ON GEORGE BRETT THINKS ABOUT ANYTHING?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, you are correct about George Brett. He is an ass, always has been. And our family was "in" socially with the Kaufmans and their circle. I just about throw up when I see how well he is received. Also, he was a great ball player. However, I prefer a decent person.

Anonymous said...

Brett is a butt-boy for Rush Limbaugh, and a major Trump supporter!! Just a whore of the first rank!!!!

Anonymous said...

Double Tapered Bullshit should've been the headline.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECvsoC7rDJ0

Anonymous said...

The guy truly is an asshole. I know seems like everybody's got their own Brett story and so do I.my Uncle sees him in a bar one day. My uncle was always big time Brett fan, big time. So he says hey George let me buy you a beer, George walks right by doesn't even look at him and says no thanks pal, walked right out the door without another word to say. I know this is true because my uncle was never known to bullshit and like I said he loved George Brett so this ought a give the Brett ball washers a little insight on what kind of dude he really is and always has been a grade -A asshole. Now obviously Frank White really sucks as a politician but I saw him one morning at CJ's on state line. I says hey Frank what's up, he actually had the decency to say hey guys how you doing. OMG I was so stoked LOL just kidding, I'm just saying he seemed like a nice guy at the time is all.