Monday, August 07, 2017

TKC MONDAY QUESTION: IS MAYOR SLY JUST A POOR MAN'S KANSAS CITY HIPSTER VERSION OF PREZ TRUMP?!?



Kansas City protesters have been raging against Prez Trump since his election night victory against Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, public resentment against Mayor Sly has also been gaining momentum since he decided to finish his term by working mostly for the interest of Burns & Mac. Comparisons betwixt the two shouldn't be immediately written off by both fans and detractors . . .  Given so many similarities.

There are silly complaints about "secrecy" betwixt the these politicos but the two have much more in common when it comes to swagger.

- Mayor Sly touts his 100k Twitter account as a component of his leadership success . . . In much the same way that the Prez is also the covfefe Commander-in-Chief.

- Prez Trump complains about illegal voters but has difficulty verifying his claims while Mayor Sly's hard-fought streetcar winning has been forged by way of voter suppression.

- The Mayor has a penchant for brash statement and empty promises in much the same way the Prez talks a big game . . . Meanwhile, voters would be wise not to hold their breath waiting for the improvements in every day life vowed by either politico.

For better or worse, both Mayor Sly & Prez Trump seem like opposite sides of the same coin. The Prez pledges he'll work against corporate interests and put America First while Mayor Sly holds his insider relationships dear and praises economic benefit led by developers.

The reputation of the Prez is hanging on stock market in a precarious manner very much like the sword of Damocles whilst toy train streetcar hype is the engine behind Mayor Sly's success. Meanwhile, Americans without significant stock holdings or Kansas City denizens faraway from the toy train line might struggle to see the merits of the achievements credited to these politicos.

You decide . . .

28 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Trump's hat is make in China.

Hillary deserved to lose for a lot of reasons but mostly because she never called him on stuff like that.

JoJo said...

Trump is a challenge to the status quo. Sly is the status quo.

Anonymous said...

Sly has much better style. I'll take a bow tie and excitement about KC over Trump any day.

JimBrodi said...

Trump > Sly.

END OF STORY.

Anonymous said...

Well, other than the fact that Trump is smart and Sly is stupid.

Anonymous said...

@5:41 am
If your idea of local government is paying earnings, property, and sales taxes, outrageous utility bills, and all the rest for bow ties and what passes for "excitement" in KCMO, Sly's your kind of guy.
If, on the other hand, you expect your local government to work to provide safe neighborhoods, good streets and sidewalks, reasonable and predictable tax rates, common sense planning and zoning, fiscal sanity, and all the other boring services that actually contribute to a higher quality of life, you've probably already moved to one of the other of the 114 municipalities in the metro that does just that.
Maybe when Sly's term is up he can run away and join another circus.
But you have to hope they have lots and lots of money.

The KC Douche said...

Sly has bigger hands.

They're the one pulling his strings.

Anonymous said...

^^^^+1

Anonymous said...

sLIE is a joke who's spends our money faster than we can make it and when that isn't fast enough he raises taxes. The boons love spending whiteys money

Anonymous said...


Actually there was proof of illegal voting from Wisconsin when the liberal Jill Stein called for a recount.

Anonymous said...

"The Prez pledges he'll work against corporate interests and put America First while Mayor Sly holds his insider relationships dear and praises economic benefit led by developers."

The Prez says one thing and does another. Sly at least is open and above-board with his graft.

Don Cardinal said...

Ha. Sly cares about leaving a shiny legacy, which is funny in 15 years when ppl universally condemn streetcars as a waste, tarnish his beloved persona. Is an asshole bully to those under him an ass smoocher to those above him, above all, a thief money grabbing backroom swindler.

Anonymous said...

Obviously Tony missed the recent voter fraud convictions in several states ...or he is still tripping on the libtard kool aide....

The huge difference between Sly and Trump is Sly has joint the list of liberal mayors in the worst crime cities in America. Baltimore just topped 200 murders this year and it, like Kansas City, has a long record of being ran by libtards ..the same libtards who continue to defend thug behavior as a cultural thing that should be accepted. Now go look at cities with low crime rates and notice how they have a history of being lead by anti crime conservatives. Never fear KC the boons will continue to elect their boys while the peckerwoods scratch their asses, decline to vote and bitch about violence in the streets.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a chump. A mental defective. Trump is an absolute moron in every sense of the word. He's broke, stupid, fat and lazy.

Anonymous said...

THE TKC TOP TEN SIMILARITIES BETWEEN KC's SYLVESTER JAMES AND PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:

10) Trump attended a NY military boarding school for his high-school years to learn discipline...........and Sly James was bored in Catholic school in KC.

9) Trump graduated from the Univ. of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business...........and Sly James graduated from the Whoretown School of Personal Injury Law.

8) Trump has a penchant for Eastern European women and 2 of his 3 wives have been immigrants to the U.S. .......James has a penchant for white women, with both wives being Caucasian.

7) Trump likes to showcase his successful children (Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric) while Tiffany remained largely unknown before the Republican convention, having gone through a drug phase before straightening out her life.......Sly James was estranged from his gay son Malik for most of his life, Eric is repeating his father's life, Aja works for KU, and KJ went through alcohol/legal problems before straightening out his life.

6) Trump calls out the fake news.........James creates the fake news.

5) Trump has built hotels and resorts all over the world while staking a claim as a major developer .....James has resorted to wild claims in an attempt to use taxpayer money to build projects for developers (ToyTrain, Burns and McDonnell HQ expansion, Burke's convention hotel, single-terminal airport).

4) During the campaign Trump had a weakness for fast-food (KFC chicken, cheeseburgers).......James has a weakness for fast-medium-and slow food!

3) Trump is in denial about his balding, using a funky hair comb-over.....James is in denial about his weight, using a bowtie and bling to distract your eyes from his gut.

2) Trump threatened to send federal law enforcement into Chicago if the Democrat Mayor couldn't bring violence under control......James presides over a record-breaking KCMO homicide count while threatening to ask for state/federal aid.

1) Trump is the Twitter-In-Chief.........James was all atwitter about selecting another African-American Police Chief.

Anonymous said...

So you say, while watching gay porn and living in your mothers basement

Tracy Thomas said...

9:53, kinda brilliant.

As for #1, I'd only suggest:
Trump just started state run TV channel on Facebook, TrumpTV.
Sly James doesn't need that yet--the KCStar supports him unconditionally.

Colleen Nelson, the new Editorial Board VP, promised Day 1 to start having SIGNED editorials. We haven't seen one. Cowards all.

James is Nero, fiddling while KC burns.
As Trump would tweet, "Sad."

Anonymous said...

11:06, it doesn't matter whether they're signed or not signed. An editorial is just the opinion of a person or persons whose big accomplishment in life was to graduate from J-School. That it appears in printed form somehow creates an imprimatur of wisdom that the author do not actually possess. The Star has an opinion about something? Who cares? Now where are those comic strips?

Anonymous said...

They want to remove Trump on bogus charges. Slie should be removed for flagrant corruption.

Anonymous said...


aww...c'mon butthurt Democrat sore loser snowflakes..

only 7 1/2 more years of President Trump.. get over it.

Anonymous said...

Trump is broke, fat, stupid and lazy. Just like all of his supporters.

Anonymous said...

2:10 Is an opinionated wanker who lives in a world that only exists about three feet around him. This is what happens when a bunch of broads raise males without a father around to kick their little dreamer asses and instill some fucking values and common sense.

Anonymous said...

^^^ FTW !!

Same old crap said...

All of the coon James supporters are so fucking blind they should have seeing eye dogs. Everytime they do something stupid like voting for a libtard the dog could bite their dumbasses. I'd take Trump over bullhorn James anytime. James is a yes man to all the cronies. He's to stupid to figure things out on his own. Just look around kcmo. It shows big time.

agentzero said...

One thing about Trump, he wouldn't play puppet for Burns and Mac if you paid him

agentzero said...

Sly is the status quo working for usual suspect glommers. Trump wants to bypass the usual slop machinery and get things done

agentzero said...

Sly wants to be liked but doesn't know how to work through issues, Trump doesn't care if you like him but he knows how to manage and shake things up.)

agentzero said...

Newspapers hate trump when he does the right things, the kc star loves Sly while he does the wrong things, neither wants transparency or cares about voters being marginalized, they prefer less people voting