Friday, September 01, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! FAIR WARNING: SINGLE-TERMINAL SUPPORTERS WILL FORCE KANSAS CITY TO BUILD NEW AIRPORT EVEN IF THEY LOSE NOVEMBER VOTE!!!



Amid conflicts and court intrigue, the new Kansas City Single-Terminal is an inevitability according to City Hall insiders.

To wit . . .

FAIR WARNING: INSIDERS FEAR THAT MAYOR SLY AND COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS HAVE COMMITTED KANSAS CITY TO BUILD A NEW AIRPORT EVEN IF THE NOVEMBER ELECTION FAILS!!!

This isn't just about the heritage of Mexican fatalism and dark humor which powers this blog but a very real breakdown of local Democracy that started with rigged transit votes and now underlies the proposal of the biggest public works project in modern KCMO history.

Here's the word . . .



"Burns and Mac winning this bid is a foregone conclusion, it's rigged. But it gets worse. Look at the ballot language, it's perfunctory. If they lose in November it's just a matter of a simple majority council vote to start airport construction and they already have that . . . I'm not saying this to drive people away from the polls. People should vote with their conscience. But don't get too invested in the turnout because they are ALREADY working on staring new airport construction. Ask Mayor James, the single-terminal isn't dependent on this election and he has yet to admit that he'll abide by any decision from the voters."

And so a debate about ethics in this busted process that OUR BLOG COMMUNITY STARTED now has bigger implications.



The question of the new airport isn't about stupid issues like food options inside the gates or TSA lines . . . The decision is really a glimpse into the fate of Kansas City Democracy that could now be under total corporate control thanks to the top elected official at City Hall who is more puppet than elected leader.

Developing . . .

30 Comments:

Anonymous said...

If Mayor James tries this, he should be recalled. In fact, it would be nice if the mayor would tell voters that he will abide by their decision in November. Thank you for posting this TKC.

Anonymous said...

WHO EVEN GOES TO KILLA CITY

Anonymous said...

Dirty deal all the way around. Time to START OVER.

Sly & Jolie screwed this one up royally.

Anonymous said...

Food options will be a Vino Bar, Burger King, chic Filet, Star Bucks, jewelry stores, gas station sandwich emporium, gift shop and over worked minimum wage employees

Anonymous said...

Making insider deals and commitments to one group, person, or business or another is standard operating procedure by Sly and the gang.
And the public never even becomes aware of most of them, day after day.
Occasionally this crap sees the light of day, usually brought by someone who feels they were dealt out, and the airport fiasco is significant in its under-handedness as well as its size.
In this case you really have to wonder what has been promised in return for the electeds giving away so much and trying to allow Burns and Mac and others to so take advantage of the taxpaying public.
But's it's gone on for years and there's no end in sight.
What commitments have been made for Mike's hotel?
The P&L District bond payments from the general fund run through 2030.

My Johnson said...

I know 50 people who will make you move forward on this regardless of what these GOD DAMN VOTERS SAY!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Look, if voting had the power to stop this sort of nonsense, they would have outlawed it years ago.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry the courage of regular people will fix this nightmarish problem of government abuse. At minimum maybe we can get the local honcho's to give everyone free lube.

Anonymous said...

The Star already has the November headline written...

RECORD VOTER TURNOUT AT KC POLLS!
OVERWHELMING APPROVAL FOR NEW AIRPORT WITH 97% VOTING "YES"!

Don't forget that Sly James controls the careers and continued employment of all the people who will be counting the votes!

And he's smart enough to have the ballots to support this result already prepared and in storage until needed.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that the City will somehow get what they want, but what will really decide this issue is LOW voter turnout. People who can vote will not bother to show up at the polls.

Anonymous said...

Without construction KCMO would be in bankruptcy court the next morning.

Of course the creative classes, hipsters, progressives and artisans will miraculously step up with tons of cash to bail out the city.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Tony was never offered a cut.

Jonsie said...

KC = corruption city.

This was always a done deal.

Anonymous said...

Ask yourselves this: How many other cities vote on a new terminal at their airport? This has all been a gigantic waste of time.

Anonymous said...

the fix is in

Anonymous said...

Weez also need to tear down da broadway bridge and build a replica of the golden gate soz wez kin compete wit Frisco!

Anonymous said...

Booze and Construction

KCMO's two main cash flow producers.

Anonymous said...

Sly will get what he want and you peasants will do nothing except whine and bitch about it. Come election time you will sit on your asses and watch his clone get elected. This is how we got where we are. If you want it to change jack your fat asses out of the easy chair come election day....FAT CHANCE OF THAT HAPPENING!

GrahamFam said...

I sure the hell hope they build it - regardless of voter opinion. Keep in mind, only 12% of KC residents use KCI, yet they are the only ones who get to vote.

Anonymous said...

I still can't get over the fact that this started out as you get to vote for the new airport to your getting a new airport, they just keep drilling it into us that "YOUR GETTING A NEW AIRPORT" my god man, I hope sLIE is making millions off of this the way he's crying about it

Anonymous said...

Sly won't engage the public as they are not having it. He is working over the folks he has ultimate control over. None of this passes the smell test and this will come to a head. KC Star not undressing this regularly and pushing back on inappropriate conduct is really too bad.

Don't be surprised if this gets more contentious after the purposefully undemocratic way the votes are designed to have few vote. The Dems blast the Reps when they do the same, but their disdain is rather selective.

We would feel better about the home town team if they weren't part of rigged deals that feel like they are done by the home town crooks.

Anonymous said...

Your NO vote will mean nothing.

Remember voting 'NO' for "Riverboat Gambling?"
I do.
I remember it being voted down each time, election after election.

How many casinos do we have now?


Your NO vote will mean nothing.

Retro ROCKER said...

Its THE KANSAS CITY SHUFFLE. IT'S A CON. .OR THE K.C I.SHUFFLE.

Anonymous said...

Build the new airport by Oak Park Mall!

Crazy Clown said...

FACT

Coming Headlines

COST OVER RUNS

Construction Delays

New Airport coming in way over Budget than anticipated

KCMO May have to Impose a NEW TAX to PAY for the Airport after all

KCMO to impose new user Fees for those flying out and into KCI New Airport

Get ready folks its comin'

Refer back to this comment, in a few years or sooner - Hell print it off and Date it ,, to hold up at any public meetings later on !!!

Anonymous said...

it will be fun to watch it go over budget and become a major headache for kcmo. it will fun to read articles in national newspapers about it.

the articles can cite pendergast and a tradition of corruption that goes way back.

Anonymous said...

I know that if the voters don't say yes to a new airport, the City will begin a calculated plan for letting the airport fall apart. This way, everyone will start screaming about the conditions and demand that the taxpayers cough up.

I still intend to vote NO because we don't need new. We just need renovated.

agentzero said...

Kansas has been strangely quiet despite the fix. Pretty sure they are not ready for the rule of Sly over there yet, it would be interesting to see numbers of where people come from that actually fly

agentzero said...

The Rockhurst mafia and the "hometown team" have reminded us how kcmo is what a politicized special interest lawyer orgy shit show looks like. Rigged, not particularly smart, and no exemplar worthy of leading the region via dominance. Simply the most corrupt game brought to you by people who think that is ok.

agentzero said...

They wanted Sly the front man they could control. They are not near as good as they think they are. Ponzi scheme distracting from good governance. Something tells me this won't be Sly's winter