Sunday, March 11, 2018

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY COFFEE KINGPIN DANNY O'NEILL SUFFERS SOCIAL MEDIA SMACKDOWN AFTER BADMOUTHING FAIRWAY POLICE FOLLOWING TICKET FOR EXPIRED TAGS!!!



In the aftermath of metro-wide mourning following the tragic death of a Missouri police officer killed in the line of duty, a Kansas City power player took to the Internets to denigrate police following a routine traffic stop.

To wit and with SPECIAL THANKS to readers who tipped us to this story before any other local media outlet . . .

ROASTERIE HONCHO DANNY O'NEIL RECENTLY POSTED SCATHING ATTACKS AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT FOLLOWING HIS TICKET FOR ADMITTEDLY EXPIRED TAGS!!!

Take a look . . .

In a post on Instagram, O'Neill wrote (emojis removed):

"Citizens of Fairway!!! Know that you are safe...even safer today after this violation. Officer Barney Fife dutifully chased us through traffic...it was a pretty, sunny day; we saw him weaving in and out of traffic, lights blazing, and were wondering what criminals they were after. Well, surprise of all surprises...Barney was chasing US! Lights and guns a-blazing...we had an expired tag! Who knew? But wowza was he prepared! $133! At several dinner parties over the years the Fairway police have come up...similar circumstances...Cat in tree, expired plates, license plate light out...and of course total laughter at the overreaction of the Barnie’s. We have a lot of friends in Fairway and just want to let each of you know, you are safer as a result of forcing this Brookside deadbeat in to get an updated tag. I was crazy...I should have been locked up and the key thrown away! Not sure he could have towed the Tesla but ka-ching...I’ll bet he would have figured it out$! "

For those who are too young to remember, Barney Fife is a fictional character in the American television program The Andy Griffith Show, portrayed by comic actor Don Knotts. Fife was often the butt of many jokes and is pejoratively used as a derogatory reference to some members of law enforcement.

Here's the screencap of Mr. O'Neil's remarks . . .



Immediate response . . .

After Blue Lives Matter contacted a Roasterie spokesperson about O'Neill's post, he deleted the post from social media.

O'Neill now says that he has accepted responsibility for his violation and expressed his regret for making the post.

However . . .



The response from law enforcement and #BlueLivesMatter advocates ACROSS THE NATION has been EXCEPTIONALLY NEGATIVE AND UNFORGIVING . . .

A few examples from his recent post showing him hugging on police. . .

"Entitled and ridiculous is what you are. We will never spend our money in your establishment. Since when don’t rich douche bags have to abide by the law... maybe you should have the balls to do a ride a long???"

"Screw your company and you. Police bashing POS. Take responsibility for your shit. 3 months expired plates and you wanna run off and start calling an officer names and bashing others as well. Nice attempt at a shitty insincere apology."

"Congrats on losing thousands of customers for your police bashing you entitled little cry baby. Will never spend another cent on a Roasterie product again!"

Clearly, this is a horrific mistake for such a widely renowned advocate of Kansas City local biz and tech.

Even worse, this controversy puts him at a disadvantage now that a Starbucks is soon to move across the street from the signature Roasterie location in Brookside.

Accordingly . . .



Remember not so long ago TKC warned that the Roasterie was kind of jerky for blighting KCMO Westside residents with a stupid plane and shining bright lights directly on working-class houses in a really inconsiderate move that would evoke outrage in any other neighborhood . . . Fact of life: If somebody is willing to trash neighbors in such a manner . . . That kind of arrogance rarely offers police the respect they deserve.

But it's Sunday so we're not holding a grudge . . .

TKC SUGGESTS THAT MR. O'NEILL WRITE A REAL APOLOGY TO POLICE FOR HIS SOCIAL MEDIA HATERATION!!! THE MOVE WOULD REQUIRE THE COFFEE DUDE TO SWALLOW SOME PRIDE WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SITUATION DEMANDS!!!

So far his superficial effort to spin and deflect from the controversy has obviously FAILED and a real act of contrition might be what the situation demands if the Kansas City power player is serious about making amends to police.

You decide . . .

80 Comments:

Anonymous said...

What a stupid mistake for the guy.

And what kind of jerk do you have to be to name drop your tesla when you're insulting a cop who doesn't make that kind of money your car costs for a whole year of work.

I'm not sure a real apology would work from that guy. you know it would just be written by one of his pr guys. Not a smart business decision at all considering that he's one of the biggest boosters for KC entrepreneurs.

Anonymous said...

I always thought you were full of shit Tony when you complained about the lights shining on houses down there. Then, I went down there at night and sure as hell you're right.

Anonymous said...

You think a guy with so much property would pay the fine and be done with it?

Anonymous said...

Another person who thinks they are entitled is not accepting responsibility for their actions as well as their non actions, keeping car tags up to date.

As a side note Folgers is better coffee.

Anonymous said...

Give him a break. His wife had an affair with a cop a while back, you know.

Anonymous said...

He’s right about the Barney fife cops, but also wrong for blabbing, be a man and pay your fine and move on.

chuck said...

I just got a ticket in Prairie Village 6 months ago for expired tags. I had no idea they expired, my fault totally. The cop was apologetic and said he hoped I would have a nice day. I told him it was my fault, and for HIM to have nice day.

The truth is the truth.

It actually used to count.

If it is your fault, it is your fault.

Pay the fuckin ticket.

Anonymous said...

O’Neill definitely has the “Most Pompous Asshole of the Year” award wrapped up. And to mention that he was driving a Tesla is just the icing on the cake. As my grandmother used to say, “He should have bought some polish with his money.”

Anonymous said...

lesson: count to ten before you post, folks.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see he hasn’t forgotten his humble upbringing and and still has simple human respect for those who keep us safe.

Anonymous said...

And for Chuck, who might only make it to 8 before getting confused, just count to five twice.

Anonymous said...

On the west coast coffee establishments involve themselves with politics and cop bashing all of the time. Those establishments have built in clients who support their mentality.

The Roasterie is different. They belong in Kansas City and our values are much different. If his shop was a little neighborhood shop in the Crossroads it wouldn’t matter, but it’s not. It has grown to a substantial employer that depends on a broad client base.

The only way for people like this to be educated is through their checkbooks. The Chiefs basically gave away Marcus Peters to get him out of the Midwest.

Tomorrow people from all over the country will gather in Clinton to pay their respects to a police officer who made the ultimate sacrifice. Just 7 months after another Clinton officer was killed by a man stopped for a license violation.

In the future, ensure that your 130,000 Tesla is properly licensed. If not, the officer who is raising a family on 50,000 a year will be writing you a ticket. Not because he doesn’t like you, but because that is his job. He enforces the laws he has sworn an oath to enforce.

Anonymous said...

Tony, you're wrong about the Roasterie. First, the plane is cool and unique. Second, the Roasterie is creating jobs in that area and around KC. Finally, it has helped revitalize that area. I guess haters are gonna hate. Finally, blue lives do matter but that doesn't mean bored po po in small communities like Fairway have to weave in and out of traffic because someone has expired tags!

Anonymous said...

Had Danny let his plates expire?

I forgot to put my new stickers on my tag and got a ticket in Prairie Village. I went to court with proof that I had renewed, and the ticket was dismissed.

If I hadn't renewed, I'd EXPECT to pay the fine. You fuck up, you pay up.

Anonymous said...

And maybe shut up?

chuck said...

8:10. Brilliant, really. You reminded me to water my plants.

Anonymous said...

The guy sounds like a huge ass, just the kind of guy you never want to have a cup of coffee with. My guess is some of his employees have some similar stories of the way he treats people at work. I say thank you to the men and women in blue. We all have to take the good with the bad...even the ones that drive a Tesla.

Anonymous said...

Who does this guy think he is, Craig Glazer? He whines just like he does when the policeman pulls him over. I say we ban the plane it has to come down.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't he offer to give the cop a blowjob?
It worked for me.

Anonymous said...

The guy is a jerk, obviously. Expired tags? What is he, some dumb welfare mom? Grow up, dude.

Still: the fact remains that all of the little towns in Johnson County are gold mines for the local cops. Handing out tickets is what they do. Crime solving? Crime fighting? Not so much. Their job is generating revenue for the city coffers. Even a lousy speeding ticket will cost you a lot of money in these shithole towns. And your insurance bill will skyrocket. Shithole towns. Shithole cops. Stay away and take your business somewhere else. That's what I do.

Tracy Thomas said...

Danny now has a giant PR problem, and needs to fall on his sword bigly. An act of humility far more memorable than just a sincere apology.

How about this: I liked the earlier suggestion of a ridealong. So Danny does a ridealong--in Fairway, and then, because his company is based in KCMO, a ridealong in KCMO as well. And then as contrition for his snotty disrespectful characterization of an officer just doing his job, Danny swaps cars with "Barney Fife in Fairway" for an entire WEEK--letting the Fairway officer take Danny's Tesla home every night for a week.

Danny's insurance is current, right?? I bet it will be, before the swap.

This might go a long way to rebuilding the Roasterie's reputation. Because Danny is no Howard Schultz, the respectful and generous and charming Executive Chairman of Starbucks.

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PS to Chuck--charming rejoinder of your own this am!

Anonymous said...

If you don't want a ticket for expired plates make your skin black and move to Kansas City. You wont need insurance either.

Anonymous said...

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 thanks it works. Today I will be a master of my emotions.

Anonymous said...

Read all of the blogs and posts. The police union is dropping a hammer on this dude. I’m not sure he deserves the level of shit he’s receiving though. Stupid ass should have left his company, car and “guns blazing” comments out.

One of the police unions went after Chiefs’ player and he got shipped out. Not sure Danny thought this through.

Anonymous said...

A Fag and his Tesla ...couldn't "him and he" just pay the fine they deserved! It's not like he hasn't been OVER-CHARGING the KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS for his "Dirty Brown Water" for Twenty years !! RuPaul would be horrified at these developments!

Super Dave said...

Had to laugh in some ways at seeing this story and one of the comments made. So Danny boy thinks he is a mover and shaker in this town and someone of great importance? Maybe him and the yuk yuk shack owner should get together and swap police pull over stories. Or better yet include a disgruntled ex Star writer who still can't accept their DUI and then all three can cry on one another shoulders for being humiliated simply because they feel their self entitlements make them about the law. Karma is the best thing going most days in putting these people in their place.

Anonymous said...

If your car is 4 door and 2003 & up, Sign up to drive for Uber or Lyft, It's free, and they will send you reminders when your registration or insurance is close to expiring. Make a few extra bucks in your spare time and buy your own fancy coffee machine.

Gitten Jiggy Wid It said...

Hey, it's a hint at how very important and special the mighty mogul is that he's too busy as Bean Baron to do mundane chores. KC metro's Java Juggernaut should do a dance around all this like S'lie did, huh? Yeah, Dashing Danny should say what really happened was the Mrs. forgot to pay the registration, tag fees, and shit before that expiration date.

Anonymous said...

I like coffee clown's comment 'Expired tag, who knew?' Perhaps the operator of the vehicle should, D-Bag
You should probably demean yourself and take an occasional look at your license plate and see what the little sticker reads
What a D*Head!!

Anonymous said...

I never liked their coffee product anyway. He is an ass.

Anonymous said...

If the police officer was sppeding and weaving in and out through trafffice was Danny boy just cruising the SMPWY?

Anonymous said...

what about the cars in kc mo driving around without plates and expired temp tags the other day i pull up behind a ca;r with expired temp tag that was 12 months passed and they were still driving and you know they didnt have insurance kc ought to start stopping these cars

Anonymous said...

You've all missed the point... sirens and attitude from a COP for an expired tag?...sirens and attitude from a COP during broad day light? I'd be insulted too and also pushing back. The COPS should make an example of those punks on The Plaza, the thugs with guns, the real road rage drivers on the metro streets and highways...This guy was singled out because he did drive a Tesla. I am glad to see this driver push back with commentary.

Anonymous said...

He should rename his company The Rat-shitery. His coffee tastes like Rat shit. I hope his Tesla gets keyed. Fuck you Douche Bag Danny.

Anonymous said...

POOR: Remember not so long ago TKC warned that the Roasterie was kind of jerky

MORE FACTUAL: Remember not so long ago TKC said he thought that the Roasterie was kind of jerky

See how word choice is so important?

Anonymous said...

A pretentious ass comes out of the I am special closet, one more product to avoid added to my list. Vote with your money, it's the only weapon we little people have.

Anonymous said...

Are you familiar with Fairway? Their police force does not have the same violations to deal with as KCMO, and high-end cars are a dime a dozen In Fairway and its next-door neighbor, Mission Hills.

Anonymous said...

11:27 you asshole he wasn't on the Plaza. He was in Fairway or did you even read the story ya fucking retard? Man I hope a cop does pull your ass over and writes you a ticket for being Totally Stupid. Another fucking asshole who thinks laws don't apply to them either I bet.

Anonymous said...

Better coffe I have had:
1. In a coin operated machine that had a few drops of chicken broth that leaked in.
2. In a no-name gas station that was closed 2 days that had coffee still on from two days when it closed.
3. Kroger-brand... it was ground up maybe 25 years ago when Kroger was here... Might have been Milgrams.. we used it when we ran out the article’s ticket complainer brand- it was so bad- horrible- no- good- wry-bad coffee. But much better than our fearless Tesla drivers brand.

Moral of the story: Don’t be stupid.

Bowtied Silverback said...

12:04 He never said anything about the cofeve douchebag being on the plaza,take a valium!

Anonymous said...

Danny is full of shit and so is his coffee.

Anonymous said...

A Tesla, first clue a douche bag is on board.

Anonymous said...

Bowtied, the person mentioned the Plaza and this story has nothing to do with the Plaza or KCPD. So crawl back into your idiot hole that you crawled out of with 11:27 this morning after swapping spit with one another all night.

Anonymous said...

7:13A His wife had an affair with a cop? I need to date a cop, is there a website for that or can i punch someone abd a sexy cop can prevent me from falling on my face in the process, or i can just sit in my car trying to sober up and the same sexy cop will wrench me out of my car. Or maybe i will be driving down the street and the same sexy cop, apparently out to kill me will be chasing someone else, scare the shit out of me with their sirens, and have to kindly resuscitate me instead from shock.

Anonymous said...

O'Neil is right. Fairway's cops are doing revenue gathering. Plus, he balances off their profiling stats. Shame on these knee jerk dupes who automatically support the police.

chuck said...

11:27 Law Enforcement is powerless against mob violence by blacks. There are legions of lawyers, with sympathetic juries waiting in the background to cripple ANY effort by the police to correct the pervasive, outrageously disproportionate criminality of blacks all over America, not just on the Plaza.

It's like the 9th Circuit Court all over America when it comes to pretending that Black violence and the necrotic dysfunction that accompanies it will be corrected. Not only will it NEVER be corrected, or, even mitigated (The Plaza is the Crown Jewel of the city of Kansas City, yet for 10 straight years, black mobs have disrupted and destroyed commerce, committed violent crimes (Remember the fuckin Mayor, diving into the bushes in front of the Cheesecake Factory as shots rang out by way of local "skolars"?), the violence will continue. The Ward Parkway Tax Base in conjunction with the Plaza Shopping Area comes in a distant second place to the politically correct agenda of Liberal - Progressive Democrats who need the Black Block Vote to maintain sinecure, power and the concomitant cash provided by same.

After the horror show in Ferguson, the Department of Justice, led by the Black Nationalist Eric Holder, investigated and declawed the Police Department there and all over America, with new regulations that put a target NOT on the black perps like that fuckin puke Michael Brown, but on cops. Any diversion from the Narrative of "Racism" in the police department meant a loss of funds and possible law suits for enforcing the Rule Of Law when it comes to Blacks.

The Media, Academe, your local politicians all, all stand ready to burn the Plaza to the ground before they would EVER enforce the law and use common sense to stop the destruction.

It is, as they say, black and white.

Anonymous said...

By God I'm heading out to the Roasterie on 119th Street and buy everything I can.

Anonymous said...

This guy whines about paying his taxes...but has no problem buying a pricey car? Reminds me of the fools in Hollywood that are against the 2nd Amendment while they live and travel with a security force.

Anonymous said...

his wife had an affair with a cop?

Anonymous said...

He's married to a lady?

Woody Pfister said...

His coffee is overpriced and lacks flavor. Paris I on the other hand is fantastic. Brooksideers hate the cops until their Troost neighbors invite themselves in to their homes or expensive cars.

Anonymous said...

sexy cops are a menace

license registration common sense said...

how instant was the instagram? was he drinking when he got pulled over? did he name-drop himself and get a lesser ticket, & end up still pouting & bashing the cop anyway? this guy is douchbaggicus maximus & should STFU

Much Ado About Titan's Tantrum Over Tesla Tags Ticket said...

12:48, oh, that's not newsworthy,unless,maybe there's blindfolded revenge porn and duct tape (handcuffs) involved.

The big news scandal is: SHE FORGOT TO GET THE TAG RENEWAL!

Anonymous said...

TKC NAILED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"TKC SUGGESTS THAT MR. O'NEILL WRITE A REAL APOLOGY TO POLICE FOR HIS SOCIAL MEDIA HATERATION!!! THE MOVE WOULD REQUIRE THE COFFEE DUDE TO SWALLOW SOME PRIDE WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SITUATION DEMANDS!!!"


Now, we'll just wait and see if Mr. O'Neill has come to his senses and makes amends to the officer involved, the Fairway Kansas PD, and the metro community.
If you make a mistake and own up to it promptly, almost everyone will forgive you, because we've all been there before.

Anonymous said...

strange how some interactions can breed unconscious familiarity. menaces.

Anonymous said...

I buy NO more Roasterie Coffee. It is good but I am tired of Corporate people thinking that because they used inherited money and got lucky and built a sucess, that they are above the law and that the rest of us need to know how great they are. The messages he sent were a little boy showing off his wee wee. Go home kid.

Anonymous said...

KCPD allowed me my first experience of being wrenched out of my car like a fckn 2lb chicken. I was loitering.

Anonymous said...

I love the stupidity of his message: First calling the cop Barney Fife and Second when he claims the cop chased him at a high rate of speed with lights, sirens and "GUNS A-BLAZING.
Everybody knows Barney Fife was a) a ficticious character and b) only had one bullet.
Danny Boy is a liar! Sentence him to 30 days shock time.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't even take a piss in that swill he sells as coffee, It might improve the taste.

Anonymous said...

Surprised nobody realized traffic tickets offset revenue loss from cheap property tax.

Anonymous said...

Mission
1. To buy the best beans we can find in the world,
2. To roast it the best way known to man (air roasting),
3. To deliver it as fast as humanly possible, so I drive a Tesla, I don't even have time to get the tags renewed!
4. To way over charge so I can buy myself expensive cars to mock all of the little people.
5. To make everyone aware, especially cops, that I am above the law.

Anonymous said...

i should use the word 'plucked' not 'wrenched'.

Anonymous said...

Be sure to tell everyone about this jerk so they won't be taking their business there anymore.

I'm not a big coffee drinking establishment fan as a rule as it is a big waste of money but do meet up on occasion family or friends.

If I got a ticket for expired plates I would be kicking myself for being an idiot not blaming a policeman doing his/her job.

Anonymous said...

Go change your DIAPER, Woody GEEZER.

Anonymous said...

Anybody else wonder if a similar attention to detail pertains to the coffee making?

It's often said that the condition of a person's car reflects that person's personality and character.

Blame The Better Half said...

Alright, the moneyed Mick shouldn't have bashed on Fairway's badges who serve and protect. But, Bullhorn in a BowTie FALSIFIES election documents after failing to pay his taxes, and gets to waive off with the LAME claim the wife FORGOT!

Anonymous said...

Put the meth pipe down and go to church. It's still Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Social media back fires again on a big shot. When they going to learn to keep their mouths shut ?

Anonymous said...

Read his reviews for the Rosdterie on Glassdoor. His former and current employees can’t stand how cruel he is to work for and they all say how phony he is on social media.

Anonymous said...

A picture says a thousand words and he looks like the textbook douchebag.

Woody Pfister said...

Anonymous loser!

Anonymous said...

Wow! The Glassdoor reviews (6:17)! Dating back to 2012 through January of this year. Granted, there are only 22 reviews, mostly negative but all tell similar stories. What a tool!

Anonymous said...

Yes you’re right. He became a jerk after making money. He was a nobody before the help of a few who gave him a break. A former real estate owner cut him a good deal on rent on the Westside, where he outgrew the space and became demanding. Like a post before indicated... money doesn’t buy class.

Raven said...

Hellooooo, criminals might also be driving Teslas, Range Rovers, Mercedes Benz, Audis, etc. Many a person are arrested that are stopped on a random traffic violation. My 16 year old was just pulled over for a violation and received a ticket for not having up to date insurance card with him, valuable lesson for both he and I.

Anonymous said...

have i mentioned sexy cops are a menace.

Anonymous said...

sneaky sexy mthr fckrs

Anonymous said...

Move to KC, dies your skin black and you will never need license plates or insurance.

Anonymous said...

It’s a profit center for cities. That’s the bottom line. Otherwise they’d let you go with a warning the first time?

Anonymous said...

The city of Westwood is famous for giving out tickets for people that don’t come to a complete stop at a stop sign. If you stop for a half second, that isn’t a complete stop. This is the #1 way this city makes money. Pay double and they’ll keep the moving violation off your record to keep your insurance costs lower. All a scam by cities.

And it’s not the cops fault either. They have quotas to fill. But it is frustrating all around when you get a dumb ticket like this.