Thursday, January 18, 2018

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! MAYOR SLY BRIGHT SIDE: CELEBRATE KANSAS CITY 'MOMENTUM' & GOOD PR DESPITE AMAZON HQ2 FAIL!!!



One of the smarter denizens of our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG community shares this link that offers a much better perspective on today's Kansas City economic fail:

Common Dreams: Amazon Short-List Proves Something "Deeply Wrong" With America's Race-to-the-Bottom Economy

Money line:

"Something is deeply wrong with our economy and democracy when local governments offer up their tax base to a corporation worth over $500 billion."

This is an important critical perspective that also brings to mind the facets of local life which this town holds in abundance.

Examples:

Kansas City Ranks Among The Most Dangerous Cities In The Nation


KCMO counted 150 murders last year and some locals are skeptical about the new plan to reduce this trend. There's always a great deal of debate on the best solution to crime but there's no question that rising deadly violence is now one of the top challenges KCMO confronts.


Kansas City: Now With Less Democracy!!!


A new ordinance threatens to overturn more than 17K votes that wanted CITYWIDE participation in Kansas City streetcar decisions. Odds are that City Council will move this effort forward sooner rather than later.

Fewer Jobs But More Luxury Condos!!!


City Hall is ready to build a $17.5 MILLION luxury parking garage for Downtown Kansas City condo dwellers as affordable housing is now non-existent inside the loop or near the Crossroads. This focus on big money above the needs of neighborhoods is a recent shift but works out great for those who already have big bucks.

And so, in conclusion, here's the Mayor's take on this tragic topic . . .



We ask our blog community denizens to name some of their favorite local amenities now that Kansas City confronts life with a bit less cheap Chinese merch distributed by the Internets.

You decide . . .

32 comments:

More Cowbell said...

So we've got more murders instead of more jobs but we're supposed to focus on good publicity?

I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

And you never will. Just keep current with that earnings tax.

I'm voting for Jolie said...

But the streetcar.

You forgot about the streetcar.

KC has no jobs but we've got a sh*thole worth of streetcar!

Anonymous said...

But . . . But . . . BBQ?

Keep up the momentum said...

Actually, the mayor has a great point about great publicity for KC.

We now should have a shot at Amazon HQ3! Thank about it.

Polar Bear said...

Are you people totally stupid. Obviously. Why would Amazon come to a shit hole like Killa City where the boons killed 150 people last year. You don't get to be worth 500 billion dollars by putting your people in jungles like Killa City.

Anonymous said...

God, what a joke of a tweet.

Anonymous said...

Onward and upward. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Sly needs to put down the crack pipe.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you lying bastard. They never thought about KC., and you knew that last year. SLY LIES !

Anonymous said...

Build it and they will come

ROFLMAO

Anonymous said...

Yeah no.

Anonymous said...

Keep trying to spin it Mayor Bullhorn! Maybe call up old reliable Kraske so you can put a positive spin on how your lack of leadership on things like crime actually costs us major opportunities.

Anonymous said...

You heard it! Mayor Bullhorn's total failure is a good thing! Right?

Anonymous said...

Sly James is a idiot. Simply put.

Anonymous said...

I am happy we didnt get Amazons's new HQ. We didnt need the traffic, inflated housing costs etc.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Excellent point!

Just trying to help said...

Better Title: Kansas City Shithole Stays Losing

Anonymous said...

KCMO = Shithole. Why lie.

Anonymous said...

Shithole with a ton of murders and a gay mayor who refuses to buy property in the city he’s destroying

Anonymous said...

Maybe sLIE should give up his two personal body guards and bullet proof vehicle

Jesse said...

I see a lot of geezers who need to change their diapers. Only three of these comments are funny and for that I a commend you bitches.

Anonymous said...

i am surprised KS and MO do not have a higher suicide rate, i find them both very inspirational. Great place to raise rodents.

Anonymous said...

But, but, but doesn't Amazon know we have a STREETCAR???

Anonymous said...

The only momentum is Kansas City gets worse every year. Sly lies more every year. Jolie eats more pussy every year. More people get killed every year.

Anonymous said...

We would have gotten Amazon but the millenials here are almost all queers.

Anonymous said...

Oh, we only live to be commended by a lickbag millenial

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sylvester James is hitting the scotch earlier in the day.

Anonymous said...

Sylvester got a shout out on breitbart yesterday, followed by quite a few shoutdowns pertaining to his amazon whoring, as much as i like to think they were locals, i hope it’s a national feeling of what a worthless d-bag of a public official he/it is

Anonymous said...

KCPD sucks.

Anonymous said...

Is he joking? People know that Amazon didn't even have us in the top 20. They know Sly James isn't good at attracting top companies. They know that Sly James deceived the voters when he said we could get the Amazon hq2 if we voted for the airport.

Anonymous said...

But murder is big business..with lots of tax write off non profits..we can't let down the SystemCare.