Wednesday, November 08, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! RANKING KANSAS CITY WINNERS AND LOSERS AFTER EPIC NEW SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT VICTORY!!!



Voters have approved the biggest Kansas City public works project of the modern era and the only thing that's left is the crying over the lack of small biz contracts and inevitable anticlimactic disappointment which has marked virtually every aspect of local life since the advent of the steam engine.

Don't believe TKC??? How about those Royals and/or Chiefs???

But most importantly . . .

TKC FACT CHECK: THERE WAS NO ORGANIZED OPPOSITION TO THE SINGLE-TERMINAL NEW AIRPORT ELECTION VICTORY!!!



So, before we start talking about campaign genius or a voter mandate . . . Let's not forget that a handful of grassroots activist opponents of Question #1 cobbled together less than $15K to power their fight . . . You can literally steal that much from City Hall and not face any jail time. These good-hearted activists did not have a campaign office, one yard sign or purchase a single TV commercial.

Again, like most things involving Kansas City . . . Landslide "victory" is merely a result of a lack of competition.

But I digress  . . .

HERE'S THE DEFINITIVE KANSAS CITY GUIDE TO WINNERS AND LOSERS IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE AIRPORT VOTE!!!

Reader mileage may vary but this is a better place than any to partake in the blame game:

The New Airport Single-Terminal Winners:

Or, another reason to hate your boss . . .

The Kansas City Corporate Oligarchy 


All of the major law firms, construction and electrical giants and even engineering firms edged out of the mix BOUGHT THIS ELECTION for about TWO-MILLION BUCKS - That's chump change compared to the BILLION DOLLAR PAYOUT  but the investment comes at the cost of anything really resembling local democracy. Now Kansas City hopes the trickle-down voodoo economics will help lift the rest of this town or at least provide some better junk food options for tourists. Good luck with that . . .

Mayor Sly James


He's the man who sold Kansas City and there is no denying his election win streak amid voter suspension of disbelief regarding the fact that they won't be paying for this new airport in the long run.

Mean Tweets & The Kansas City Spambot Social Media Bandwagon


Social media might not have had much of an impact on voters but the online discourse funds low rent advocates and Internets denizens scraping for a few bucks . . . Look closely at #NewKCI and it's mostly spam from people who stand to benefit financially from the new airport our are beholden to elected officials . . . However, the low-rent marketers deserve credit for their small part in an election triumph.

The Local Losers:

The cast of Kansas City denizens and their good intentions . . .

KCPT Election Documentary Movies


This one is important because nearly two-dozen of you d-bags kept sending TKC the stupid link . . .

THIS SHOULD BE BE THE LAST TIME KANSAS CITY CONSERVATIVES ATTEMPT TO WIN AN ELECTION WITH A BORING DOCUMENTARY!!!

These goofy British voice-over movies are mostly funded by viewers like Crosby Kemper III and they have proven to have ABSOLUTELY ZERO INFLUENCE OVER ANYONE. The cinematography and narrative is brilliant and but Public TV content is for old ladies and their pets. It's time for a small minority of old money voters stop celebrating their custom-made programming that doesn't move the crowd.

Kansas City Tax Fighters


Just as we noted at the outset of this vote . . . A litany of furious e-mails or even talk show chatter doesn't work WITHOUT CAMPAIGN INFRASTRUCTURE, A GROUND GAME AND A BIG MEDIA PLAN . . .  Don't get it twisted, these locals fought the good fight but were no match for a traditional campaign and all of the vital payoffs which that entails.

Kansas City Political Consultants


Pat Gray and Steve Glorioso have departed Kansas City for the sweet hereafter and taken the legacy of local political consulting with them.

The big local elections are now dominated by out-of-town national firms.

The Dover Group doesn't really bother with Council candidates and doesn't have much of a stake in Kansas City beyond their allegiance to Mayor Sly . . . They collected their fees and ran a cold, heartless but ultimately effective campaign in service of big KC companies . . .

THIS ELECTION PROVES THAT THE KANSAS CITY POLITICAL CONSULTING CLASS IS DEAD!!!

Again, mean tweeters and social media cash mostly funneled to and thru Russian-Spy-Network-Facebook is the only real avenue available for local professionals who profit in persuasion.

On the bright side . . . All of the TKC airport discussions turned out pretty well but we don't endorse election issues one way or another despite the fun we had in celebrating the fashions of Council Lady and Mayoral candidate Jolie Justus . . .



Check the links:



KCI plan backers: Landslide victory reflects, continues area's 'tremendous momentum'

KC voters overwhelmingly approve ‘A Better KCI’

New billion-dollar airport terminal coming to Kansas City

KC voters overwhelmingly approve new KCI

Airport plan in Kansas City passes by surprising landslide margin

You decide . . .

60 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Kansas City lost big last night.

One step closer to bankruptcy.

Midtown KC Chester said...

What about that guy in the comments yesterday who said he watched his wife vote? Do you think she really poisoned him to death? Somewhere in KC there's a guy who'll be drinking Clorox for the next month and not know it. It pays to be nice to people!

Anonymous said...

Kansas City built a great airport for Johnson County. Bravo!

Brookside Bob said...

Jolie will be the next mayor because of this. She is the REAL winner.

The Greater Kansas City said...

There were some pretty good comments about the real financial impact of this new airport.

One commenter in particular took apart the loan structure and the interest involved in servicing that kind of debt. Eventually the bill will fall to the city despite all of the assurances. That was important to know and might have been the only real journalism in Kansas City during 2017.

Anonymous said...

Finally we're gonna get that Cinnabon at the airport!!

Anonymous said...

^^^ LOL!

Non said...

Too bad the information was 100% wrong.

Anonymous said...

BOHICA!

Another Midtown Mom said...

Personally, I blame the schools.

Leaving KC said...

Really? Why don’t you enlighten us with the truth.

Anonymous said...

Voters just bought a pig in a poke. We don't even know what the new airport is going to look like, aside from the pretty pictures. We don't have ANYTHING in writing from any of the players in this dumbass drama. I'm sure that the people who actually use the airport on a regular basis (JoCo and other out-of-town residents) will be disappointed with the end result. And, don't forget, it will be years of destruction followed by construction for the users. Have a nice day.

Another Midtown Mom said...

The schools are to blame because they didn't teach our students or our community critical thinking skills. Tony laid it out perfectly, you have to bribe people to win elections in Kansas City. The voter turnout wasn't even 20% and that's among registered voters who are the small minority in KC. This election was a farce and I would hope that we can have more intelligent conversations in KC Mo. Sadly, that's not going to happen because the only "new" site that seems halfway knowledgeable about KC issues also loves big breasted women with big asses just as much.

Anonymous said...

Sister, I hear you. Now why don't you send me a photo and then maybe we meet for coffee and you show me that big rump!

Another Midtown Mom said...

^^^ Keep dreaming creep. You couldn't handle it. Now get back to your keyboard in your mom's basement.

Anonymous said...

LOL on that Cinnabon comment! I thought we already had one.

Soon, everything will be up to date in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

Plain and simple. Sly sold us out.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the real losers in this...the TKC geezer squad. These simps woke up every morning, shit themselves promptly and railed against the airport, the murder count, and the dying of the light. Biggest losers of all!

Anonymous said...

It's nice to be a loser, 10:55, with a pile of 401k and IRA money, an actual defined benefit pension plan, money in the bank, mortgage paid off and no worries about trying to pay down that huge national debt we'll be leaving you. A pity you were born too late to join the party. Now get back to flipping those burgers, your school loan payment will be due soon.

Anonymous said...

You really hate geezers don’t you? Such a shame we pay the majority of tax dollars. I guess when you’re artesinal kale donut shop, or beard waxing shop goes defunct you won’t be asking for a handout from unemployment since it is funded by the hard working geezers you hate so much.

Anonymous said...

10:55's mother is still regretting the missed abortion appointment.

Anonymous said...

One neglected group of winners on new KCI: anyone who has to take a piss.

Bowtied Silverback said...

while millenial cucks like yourself continued the growing rate of STDs.

Anonymous said...

I think last night showed that geezers don't amount to shit around here or across the nation. The repubtard massacre in VA, a new KCI..etc. The big orange fool is over and his simpleton supporters are done.

Anonymous said...

Just another cash incinerating construction project.

In ten years supporters will be complaining about how there are not enough flights, not enough non stops, the lines are to long, it takes to long for them to get their baggage, the bathrooms are always dirty, the food sucks, the chargers don't work, the wifi isn't reliable......etc etc.

Anonymous said...

New airport .. How long will it take Slie to eliminate Edgemoor and funnel the airport contract to Burns & McDonnell? He must earn his bribe..

Anonymous said...

Turnout was about 20 percent

LOL

Anonymous said...

Trump derangement syndrome is a real thing as evidenced by 11:27. How the fuck is this vote related to Trump in any way. I hope 11:27 doesn’t forget to go outside and scream at the top of his lungs to memorialize the one year anniversary of Trumps election. At this point some of you are laughing as you read this, but sadly it is a real thing. Saw it on the news this morning, damn near spit out my morning coffee. With lib morons getting nuttier by the day Trump may stay in office forever.

Anonymous said...

Schulte: City "will have significant financial hammer" in MOU in form of penalties for late delivery or other failures to perform by Edgemoor.

ROFLMAO

Anonymous said...

Nothing has even been finalized with Edgemoor yet.

Anonymous said...

@11:11 What's not to hate? You are relentlessly negative, inherently racist, incredibly stupid, and a tremendous drain on the economy. You are also the biggest butt-hurt snowflakes I have ever seen. I mean you cry and whine about EVERYTHING!!!! Oh, and you are also responsible for electing the obese orange idiot. Yea..you're a pretty worthless generation.

Anonymous said...

Jolie eats a lot of pussy. She will get the vote of all the faggots and lesbians.

Anonymous said...

^^^Jealous much?

Anonymous said...

Prediction: KCI to give free parking to JOCO cars (while everyone else pays the higher fee) to attract customers to all the restaurants in the new KCI. Because we all know the new KCI will be paid for by parking and fees and such.

Anonymous said...

One more name for the list of winners.

Hanoi Heather" Ousley steamrolled to victory on the SM school board by a 2 to 1 margin.

The snowflakes won bigly. 2018 will be a shitshow for the GOP.

http://www.tonyskansascity.com/2017/10/tracy-rages-against-golden-ghetto.html

Anonymous said...

Another billion-and-a-half boondogle for the bourgeois elites to pat themselves on the back and feast on.

I vote no and you can kiss my ass bye said...

A lot of commenters on here chuck, tracy, super dave and some who remained anonymous made some really kick ass points about the new airport plan. Too bad the local media all hobbed nobbed to the current regime of corrupt political hacks running this city. Personally, I am done with Kansas City, I have a meeting with a realtor later today and I am out of here. Soon as I and the wife get settled I will move my business as well. The wife is going to start looking elsewhere for a job. I hope the 80% of the voters who didn't vote like how high their taxes go up when people like myself leave paying all this junk to you.

Anonymous said...

From the generation where a man is a woman, and a woman is a man. And the rest have no idea what the hell they are. And your greatest contribution to date is kale salad and skinny jeans. Why don’t you show us all what a real man you are and volunteer to lay your life on the line to protect the rights provided to you to be a spineless, pussy of a fuck. No, being a keyboard warrior is so much easier.

Anonymous said...

Yea but, do you know what you don’t have? Time. You’re almost out of it and no amount of your 401k, and IRA money can buy you more of it. That fact that you have made it this far and haven’t figured that out yet tells me you really are a life failure. You won’t be missed and you can’t take with you.

Anonymous said...

Last night on 10pm news following the "win", S'lie again said in so many words that BM got this "much needed" better KCI project going when BM "brought" the plan to the city. Hmmmmm. Think ya got something there, 11:31.

Anonymous said...

I don’t rail against the murder count, in fact I am hoping you become part of it soon. If you don’t die of aids first.

Gray Back said...

We'll sit back and see who squeals the loudest when your take home pay shrinks even more. The airlines won't pay the higher fees that will be imposed on them by Killa City.

Hope you like your new airport...you own it now.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City's curmudgeonly geezers lost. The margin was larger than expected. Did they learn anything? Will they attempt something more positive?

Only time will tell.

Anonymous said...

Bye Gay-back...you wont live enough to see it. You have an appointment in hell!!!!

Anonymous said...

@12:01PM-Bye bitch! Tell your story walking.

Anonymous said...

The real question is how much BBC do you suck to make up for your shame of white privilege?

Anonymous said...

11:51 why do you call her Hanoi Heather?

Did she say something bad about the military?

WAAHHHHHAAHHHHHHHHHH!! WAHHHHHH!!!

Anonymous said...

11:51 makes a good point, and Tracy has been unusually quiet today. She's probably busy making arrangements to get away from all the communists in her neighborhood. Tracy, try Olathe. I think you'll fit in nicely (though the purple hair may get you a few funny looks).

Anonymous said...

It's funded by employers not you gramps...

Anonymous said...

Geezer Hater will celebrate by picking up TWO girls walking home from school this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

1:24 - That's what you learned in KCPS Business Accounting 101? Oh, and Gubmint grows the rest of your EBT on trees, genius. Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

Geezer Hater celebrated by sucking some dicks

Anonymous said...

Elections have consequences, and the consequences of this one are geezers are forbidden from posting here as they are always wrong about everything.

@ 12:01pm said...

Hey 12:01pm. Take your old lady and your Plaza shoe shine business to East St. Louis.

U=Haul has specials running. BTW.....don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out of town. Take that dipshit Chuck and JOCO ho girl with you. Ya'll can sit around and tell each other how smart you are while eating canned sausage.

LCT/ TX said...

Too little, to late, but as a local resident for most of my life I am horrified that this billion $ faux pas winning by such a large margin. It's laughable almost, reading the Star with so many opinion pieces [in favor of the new airport] thinly disguised as news. And how about any surveying, man-on-the-street type reporting actually done at KCI? The 3-airport hopscotch story idea must've been fun, but comparisons of any newer facilities with the 45-year-old airport seemed rigged from the start. As for these thinly-veiled remarks about the airport being 'dark and drab' and 'antiquated' ... Taking out the light blonde wood parquet floor and replacing it with midnight-blue tile flooring swallowed up most of the abundant natural light from the many skylights scattered throughout the terminals. As far as being supposedly out-of-date and countrified, is anyone aware that our airport was designed to handle the Concorde, no less? Check out a Star story from a few years back on the history of the airport and you'll see.
Enough as the damages are well done. It was almost laughable to hear the Star and other outlets trying to justify the need, with out-of-sight cracks in the concrete, unexplained ectrical problems and leaks et al.. were they a billion dollar problem? This all came down to security, cramming 3, 4 or 5 gates gates into one bloated security line, whether budget or whatever contributing, these could have been easily spread out. S-west drank the Kool-aid too, while legitimanlyneeding more gates for higher-capacity jets.. well why not expand to the other near-empty terminals? Better restaurants and amenities could have been folded into these expanded gate areas with some imagination, and $ of course. But $1 billion? Don't blame KCI when most of its so-called travails come down to 9/11 (and prior) security mandates and abominations that have made flying- at once a dignified and thrilling experience- into what it is today. Not to mention all the gilded pockets of those who neither have a vested interest in the airport, nor the city, past, present or future. The one-minite walk from the Delta gate to baggage claim will certainly be no more.

Anonymous said...

If you don't think KCMO taxpayers will be paying for the new airport I'd love to hear your opinion on which pro sports team will be filling the Sprint Center.

Anonymous said...

Yawn....back to the titty pics.... see you guys at the single terminal groundbreaking.

Anonymous said...

Will not vote for Sly James for Congress. NO THANK YOU!

LCT/TX said...

Too bad this blog has to undergird itself with smut.. let 6:05 "Yawn" go back to his proclivities and perhaps some intelligent debate can continue. Such as the 34-gate proposal.. disagreements abound, but there are more than 60 potential gates at the old KCI with an original design capacity of 90. So where will all the imagined new flights and huge jets park with just 34 gates available at the new, shiny like a penny billion + $ KCI? Like Prince, mb we could name it'The Airport-
Formerly Known as KCI.' The deal is done yet mb.. just mb.. it's not too lare for lawsuits to be filed over the bumbling, conflict-of-interest-laden questionable path it took to get here.. not to mention the public deception. Lastly a wide-enough vote margin to suggest stuffing the ballot box. The opposition rests.

Anonymous said...

Lived here all my life. Loved KC until growth, growth, growth with no sustainability.
Been in every airport in the country and more, KCI was my favorite. Never walked more than 200 feet for anything.
Bet you will have to walk a mile in the new single terminal.
Idiots.