Thursday, December 14, 2017

Kansas City December Ruckus Conversation Previews Upcoming Silly Season!!!



An important discussion this evening from the GOLD STANDARD OF Kansas City discourse that looks forward at the political contests ahead . . .

"Mike Shanin interviews Managing Director at Armada Corporate Intelligence Chris Kuehl to get his economic forecast for 2018. Jon Stephens, Laura McConwell, Shawn Saving and Woody Cozad discuss the early frontrunners in the Kansas City, MO Mayor's race, the expanding field in the race to become Kansas Governor and the results and fallout from the Roy Moore defeat in Alabama."

Checkit:



You decide . . .

9 Comments:

Your answer said...

You want to know who will be mayor?

ANYBODY BUT JOLIE!

Anonymous said...

Interest rates up. The tax bill better work or the republicans will suffer for it in November.

Anonymous said...

Woody is right about creating more efficiency and removing KC debt. None of the candidates are proposing that so far.

Anonymous said...

10:45am is certainly right that none of the mayoral candidates are talking about reducing debt.
And I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for any of them to do so in the future.
You don't win elections in KCMO by discussing public policy or definitely not by promising financial responsibility or by providing municipal services that actually help improve the lives of residents.
Sly has demonstrated that being a colorful entertainer, creating an amusement park held aloft by tax dollars and debt, making believe that important issues like public safety can be addressed by task forces, or worse, by blaming others for horrendously poor results, making grandiose pronouncements about national issues over which he has no influence, and all the rest of the amateurish reality television personality cult that designed to pave the way for his own career that the city's been forced to live through for the last six years, is the sure path to election success.
And don't forget that Sly's team of "consultants" have taken up residence in KCMO and will be in the middle of the upcoming elections.
Tax, tax. Spend, spend. Elect, elect.
It never goes out of style.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^You forgot to add "take a job with a developer once the term is up."

Anonymous said...

What did we learn from economist Chris Kuehl?

Because last year he predicted that 2017 would be a "good" year, we are to believe he's competent and trustworthy.

In 2018, we'll see "a lot of positive news, and a little bit of potential negative news." Could you be more specific? Not really.

In a shocking confession, Dr. Kuehl is pro-downtown convention center hotel and pro-new single terminal KCI. What economic basis does he cite for these beliefs? Image, it's important that KC project an image that we're keeping up with the Joneses. He neglects to mention that some of his local clients are the biggest proponents of these two projects. And he also admits his own extreme shallowness in judging cities based solely on their airports and the hotel where he stays while traveling.

By now, feeling completely comfortable with Shanin's lack of challenge, Kuehl presses the case for expanding the streetcar boondoggle! Is it now completely clear to you that Chris Kuehl is a hired mercenary? He represents and promotes the opinions of groups like the Downtown Council, Chamber of Commerce, KC's large corporate players, and political status quo.

Did we learn a single new thing from Mr. Kuehl's interview? No, we heard a paid pitchman spinning a narrative which he's been compensated to promote.





Anonymous said...

The great irony of this RUCKUS panel discussing what KCMO needs in a new Mayor?



The fact that McConwell, Stephens, and host Shanin are KANSAS residents, Cozad lives up by Weston, and Saving appears to be the only actual KCMO resident.

Polar Bear said...

RUCKUS is like watching paint dry. As for Roy Moore in the Senate, well that would be like putting the Beaner on the editorial board of the Star.

Anonymous said...

Great show, NO nigs.....