Saturday, March 10, 2018

TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KCMO MAYOR SLY SPRINGS FORWARD AFTER LOSING SILLY AMAZON HQ2 BID!!!



Mayor Sly is either shameless or resilient in the midst of Kansas City economic FAIL and a recent tech faux pas.

Let's not forget that the Mayor's SPAM efforts were derided by most of the tech community closely watching nationwide competition for the civic plum.

Nevertheless, Mayor Sly James remains defiant in retrospect:



Credit where it's due, most economists believed that Amazon was unfair in its bidding practices and asked cities to give up far to much.

And so, given recent crackdowns on AirBnB and the decline of "Smart City" hype we notice City Hall backing off their digital boosterism as KCMO confronts more pressing real world problems.

And all of this has inspired tonight's playlist regarding local computer love or the lack thereof . . .



As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely resilient.

Kansas City was MUCH better off without getting ripped off by Amazon.

He wanted to give away the store and our residents are lucky they didn't take the bait.

Anonymous said...

Sly is shameless for sure, but above all else he is a thief, a liar and he is really stupid.

Anonymous said...

I would rather eat a hood rat girl pussy before I would eat Brooklyn BBQ. Even though I might die from it.

Bowtied Silverback said...

Sure he didnt shed a tear,it was only taxpayer money he spent

Anonymous said...

^^^^bingo!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey listen CowTown, here is some advice, some deep and broad thinking advice, or simply call it thoughtful perspective. Everyone has missed the boat on pursuing and securing the Amazon project. I am a big booster of KC, but KC NEVER had a chance at this project. The goal should not have been to win it. The city should have understood what its strengths and weaknesses are. The goal should have been to get "short listed", the mileage and reputation from being shortlisted would have worked to the city's benefit down the road and long into the future. But instead of a wise strategy the city chose a naive strategy. I call it a CowTown strategy. In the mean time KC's peer cities - Nashville, Columbus, Indianapolis were shortlisted. Good for them, good for their mayor, good for their city manager and good for their wise thinking business community. Grow up, KC!

Anonymous said...

KC needs to address its infrastructure issues instead of inviting growth that is based on tax abaitments.

Anonymous said...

Very good point 12:03!