Saturday, October 07, 2017

Kansas City Water Fire 2017



One of many curious events this weekend . . . Kansas City Water Fire is a tradition among the fading local middle-class that kinda ignores the context of the Plaza.

Example . . .

Over the past month "Flush Creek" has flooded twice and left a disgusting residue of used tampons, syringes and handi-wipes strewn across Plaza streets. Addiitonaly, there have been at least two dead bodies discovered in this local cesspool. However, tonight, local party people celebrate the waterway with fire and bad music.

Full disclosure, I'm writing this from a Plaza covfefe shop and about to go take another look at the celebration.

You decide . . .

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

We just got back from dropping a friend off at this "festival" and could not believe the traffic jams, people walking in front of cars, and NO PLACE TO PARK. At all. Anywhere.

Oh, and did I mention the bunches of young black teens milling around?

Yup - just where I want to be on a Saturday night. Never.....

Anonymous said...

Same here , MANY gangs of inner city youth scholar's hood rats jumping on cars , pushing and shoving us white people who are going to our cars . Nevermind ever going to the raw sewage fest ever again !

Anonymous said...

I was at Waterfire for 3 hours and saw no problems. Had a great time and enjoyed the music and dance. Hope you had a good time Tony.

Anonymous said...

I can't WAIT to take a GIANT dump in brush creek. It beats looking for a QT in the area with syphilis-free bathrooms

Anonymous said...


Pendergast is responsible for the sewage in Brush Creek, he got mad at the city and ran a sewer line into the creek and it will never be found without tearing the whole area down. Be careful sitting in the grass down there someone years ago got scabies from getting splashed by the water, the good news is they sued the city and won. Other than that it's kinda cool but the music is a little loud and kinda weird.

Anonymous said...

There was no problem with Brush Creek before Cleaver! There used to be several Concerts and Music Festivals held in its bed every Summer! There are photos at KCI in the tunnel connecting Terminal B's parking lot to the Terminal that show the crowds at these, check them out for yourselves.

There was a minor flood control problem, so the Corps Of Engineers proposed a fix that involved deepening a six foot wide, nine inch deep channel in the Creek bed, with a three foot wide one foot deep channel in the middle of that, all at a cost of $3.5 million, $1.5 million from KC, the rest Federal.

Then the Mayor of Kansas City and "MAN OF GOD", Emmanuel Cleaver got involved! He turned the Corp's $3.5 million project into a $125 million City Bond issue involving cutting down all the beautiful trees that lined Bush Creek, destroying the channel, and turning it into a series of "lakes" (or more accurately CESSPOOLS) that, unlike what was there before, did not ever drain themselves, but instead trapped and concentrated the effluvium that drained in, from both upstream in Kansas and locally.

You can see these now, There is "Lake Diane", running through most of the Plaza. Downstream, crouching humbly at the feet of Lake Diane, is "Lake Manny", not very important at all. Further downstream we find "Lake OHMYGODWHAT'STHATSTINK", the longest and shallowest of the trio.

So if you smell something in the Plaza area or along 47th Street, especially during Spring or Summer, be sure to thank the Reverend (if you ever see him back in this Town).

Anonymous said...

River of Turd. If you ever fall in, your thingie will fall off and you will die of bubonic plague. Monument to an entire century of Kansas City corruption.

Anonymous said...

I can’t believe anyone would get on that water, even in a boat. Was Mr. Hankey the grand marshal?