Wednesday, September 06, 2017

EDGED OUT!!! BURNS & MAC STAYS LOSING KANSAS CITY SINGLE-TERMINAL NEW AIRPORT BID RECOMMENDATION!!! EDGEMOOR INFRASTRUCTURE & REAL ESTATE DEFEATS 'HOMETOWN TEAM' AMID CONFLICT & FINANCING CONCERNS!!!



Just now, the KC Airport Selection Committee reveled that Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate is their recommendation.

Right now City Manager Troy Schulte along with Council members Jolie Justus and Jermaine Reed are attempting to explain the process . . . Horribly.

I'm sure Edgemoor has problems of their own even in this fleeting moment of victory but this is really Burns & Mac losing big more than anything else.



Last month we told our blog community that Burns & Mac BLEW IT with their sketchy cost comparison analysis . . . Not to mention the attempt at rigging the process from the outset.

But better than all of this is . . .

MAYOR SLY JAMES FAILED TO DELIVER THE NEW AIRPORT RECOMMENDATION TO HIS PALS @ BURNS & MAC!!!

This is actually a good thing for everybody including Mayor Sly . . . The Burns & Mac FAIL takes away constant questions about BID RIGGING that actually did scare City Hall insiders and the move offers a new start for the idea of a new airport.

However . . .

It also means that the KC campaign will take a hit . . . Again, good news . . . NO MORE STUPID GEORGE BRETT COMMERCIALS!!!



Caveat . . . The selection of a contractor still has to go to the Council but selecting Burns & Mac at this point would be even more dangerous . . . The bottom line: They blew it by being greedy.

Now we move toward a November election where politicos and an out of town company attempt to sell KC on an airport that only a few losing corporate cronies wanted in the first place.

Developing . . .

46 Comments:

Anonymous said...

What a joke. How much money was spent on this process? This could all be for not when the vote comes in.

Anonymous said...

Good point.

Without burns & mac money for the campaign, it's a longshot.

This whole thing poisoned the well.

Anonymous said...

No more new airport.

This bunch are too corrupt to trust.

Anonymous said...


PUT THE 'NO' BACK INTO NOVEMBER, KANSAS CITY!

Anonymous said...

unfortunately, picking somebody other than the crony deal may actually help the proposal with voters.

the rigged deal would have been tainted in voters' eyes.

Anonymous said...

tkc, you should put the bomb on this one.

Anonymous said...

Clown Show

Anonymous said...

This City Clowncil can still do a LOT of damage till Slick leaves town or heads to a new local law firm.

Anonymous said...

Jolie likes to eat pussy

Anonymous said...

some transparency in the process is undoubtedly because of TKC's coverage of the original attempted crony deal.

thank you for bringing a good government voice while the local newspaper was lagging.

Anonymous said...

It is a tragedy that BM lost, but boy did they bring it on themselves.

Sad.

Anonymous said...

Path of least resistance for voters maybe? It'll still lose after the toy train debacle.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how old Sly is feeling today. This is from back in May, "With Friday’s announcement, James said, Burns & McDonnell and the city have come forward with “a Kansas City solution for a Kansas City problem.”" His pride has to be taking hits with this and then the No vote on the toy train back in August.

Anonymous said...

You are wrong. Sly wanted the new airport and he is going to get it.

Anonymous said...

Buttfuck & McDouche never to be trusted again

Anonymous said...

OMG!

Anonymous said...

318, one has to ask oneself: Is Sly clever enough to have orchestrated this, in that he just played along with BM to get to jump start discussions and head toward the end result?

This deal will actually be more likely to be seen as untainted by voters.

Or did it just work out that way. Probably.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, outside counsel. There's obviously been a lot go on behind the scenes but maybe, just maybe, some good faith advising was involved.

Anonymous said...

What Duke, Sly, Jolie and a host of others is unforgivable. They poisoned this thing so badly it should not be passed. We need to stand up against this and tell the city government they work for us. I have no problem with a new airport, but does anyone trust Sly or Jolie now?

Anonymous said...

It was a done deal a few days ago... I just wonder who tipped off the unethical bastards at Burn & Mac that prompted them to file the compliant and "demand" a restart to the process.

Anonymous said...

Sly was at a MoDot meeting today, working on flipping a Broadway Bridge project to B&M

Retro ROCKER said...

There goes the vote for the new airport. There are thousands of voters changing there minds right now .With the money they already spent they could have started renovations.on the existing airport and there will be tens of millions more that goes down a big black hole. AND VOTERS MAY NOT APPROVE A NEW AIRPORT. .

Anonymous said...

retro rocker is sane, how refreshing.

Anonymous said...

No to single terminal.
Keep the threep!

Re-hab

Pierce Tidwell said...

Kansas City, MIssouri local government couldn't find its ass with both hands. So much for local dollars staying local, hiring local design professionals and local tradesman.

Anonymous said...

UNDOUBTEDLY TONY AND HIS MIGHTY BLOG OF RACIST OLD WHITE MEN CAN TAKE ALL THE CREDIT!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, how do Mayor Bullhorn's shoes taste? Since, like a slave, you polish them with your tongue.

Or at least try to pick a master who's not an incompetent boob?

Think about it. ;)

Anonymous said...

Celebrate!!! Send KC money to Baltimore!!! TKC seyz fuck you to all local businesses!!

Anonymous said...

If it ain't broke, build a brand new one through crony capitalism!!:)

agentzero said...

Sly should understand public thinks he is total bs artist now

agentzero said...

Burn em Mac has been yanking KC chain for as last decade, now they compete like everyone else

agentzero said...

And the winner is the idea that if you play games sometimes the public will push back

Anonymous said...

Should be some corporate PR flacks, contract strategists, and lobbyists who used to work for Burns and Mac out looking for new jobs.
Probably also a really good time to change law firms.
Way too cute by half.
And worst of all, counting on a delusional big-time local politician who was going to grease the skids and show everyone, especially the public, how clever he was.
Not ready for prime time and a real black mark on the ole resume when you leave the mayor's office and pitch yourself to corporate and Chamber swells or heavy political hitters.
Any openings in the trolley driving business?

Anonymous said...

We don't say this enough around here butThank You Tony for providing transparent complete unvarnished truth to these important local issues. Seriously, if not for Tony we would continue to be in the dark regarding the shenanigans our local elected officials pull. It's been this way forever but now, thanks to Tony, we the people are starting to get our voice heard. Thank you again Tony. This city is better with you doing what you do.

Anonymous said...

Everything Jermaine Reed does is horrible. At least you posted a recent pic of him. Lol

Anonymous said...

I guess the World, or at least KCI, doesn't revolve around the River Club!

Anonymous said...

I hope all those burns and McD clowns are absolutely humiliated. They should be.

Anonymous said...

The KC Star still hints that the new airport (single terminal) is a done deal no matter who has the contract. I hate when they wade in before the public even knows what or who they are voting for.

Put the NO in November - kill this idea and insist that the City come up with a reasonable and affordable plan to renovate what we have. The taxpayer piggy bank is empty.

Anonymous said...

The River Club? Isn't that where K C's racists and anti-Semites have lunch, and accidentally let Sly in, thinking he was a waiter.

Sly was so glad to be let in, he gave the Confederate General a $Billion deal at KCI.

Anonymous said...

Vote NO for an airport that will be much less convenient.

Anonymous said...

recently picked up somebody at the airport. so easy.

have picked up people in denver, baltimore, laguardia, tampa, phoenix, boston, and others over the past couple of years and it's a pain.

it's so obvious that a good remodel could preserve the good attributes of KCI while updating it for a fraction of a billion.

Anonymous said...

Who knew the city council would be ok with a company that does business an Egyptian company that does business in North Korea?

Weitz Construction - Owned by Orascom

http://www.thegazette.com/2012/09/06/weitz-iowas-largest-contractor-sold-to-egyptian-conglomerate

Orascom Construction-

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/17/north-koreas-silent-hard-currency-source-that-cellphone-business-with-orascom/

https://www.networkworld.com/article/2199063/4g/orascom-telecom-ceo-meets-north-korean-leader.html

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with eating pussy ?

Anonymous said...


Still voting NO,

Edgemoor is just a subsidiary of Clarkson Construction, and they've been sued for screwing up every major project they've been involved in.

Anonymous said...

Save KCI!

Crazy Clown said...

Fat Ass Troy needs to be introduced into a Brick Wall soon, head 1st along with commie Sly ,,,,

they are clearly that fuckin' ignorant & stupid !!!