Thursday, November 22, 2018
CELEBRATE TONY'S KANSAS CITY 75TH ANNUAL TURKEY AWARDS!!!
Once again we pause for just a moment to honor the biggest turkeys of the Kansas City discourse and show our gratitude that we didn't earn the same kind of humiliation endured by these poor souls.
And so . . .
CHECK OUR ANNUAL LIST OF THE BIGGEST TURKEYS IN KANSAS CITY AND FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR OWN!!!
Let's get started . . .
Empty Open Spaces KC Gobbled Up Taxpayer Cash But Didn't Draw Crowds
A weeks long artsy exhibit in Kansas City might have been one of the most expensive and worthless endeavors this town has ever undertaken.
Low attendance, $500K worth of KCMO City Hall funding and endless hype defined this doomed outdoor exhibit that exposed the so-called "creative-class" as just another part of the local government hype machine.
Hillary Shields And Her Many Haircuts Exemplify Leftover Democratic Party Identity Politics Taking Hold In Missouri
She has a ton of money, she clearly had quite a few stylists working on her look but in the end this local political lady ignored neighborhood issues and seemed to focus on hate for Prez Trump which ultimately cost her the contest . . . In much the same way as Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Mike Sanders Career Canned
A political saga at the Courthouse that lasted for years FINALLY came to an end with a not-so-stunning conclusion that will require months and months of jail time along with the an even more painful rebuilding of the Missouri Democratic Party and County checks & balances.
Kris Kobach & His Toy Gun Jeep Didn't Inspire Gravy Train Of Voter Support
Even with impressive support from the most popular GOP Prez since Ronald Reagan -- Mr. Kobach showed us all that he wasn't ready for prime time and his statewide support did not translate to votes.
Eric Greitens Foiled By Scandal Most Fowl
He was stabbed in the back by many from his own party but this former Navy Seal only has himself to blame for a career ending sex scandal that depicted his rough technique for getting down with married ladies.
Cut & Baste: Laughable Kansas City Tourism Numbers Clowned The World
The sign was fake but the sentiment was very real. 25-million tourists every year coming to Kansas city is a fantasy. The joke which called out this town's welcome wagon was much appreciated by nearly everyone and maybe an indication that fudging the numbers is a disservice even to supporters.
New KCI Grounded Like A Flightless Bird
The project is stalled, two airlines already refuse to sign a bad deal and costs are now targeting consumers. This project became a turkey quickly as locals think about going back to the drawing board and possibly remodeling.
Retail Is Plucked
It's fair to have a debate over the fate of retail. But most of what we've seen this year is mall shootings, bad debt store shut downs and a realization that shopping via mobile phone is a much more enjoyable effort even if the end product is stolen by a porch pirate.
And so . . .
Again, we invite our blog community to help build this list of local turkeys BUT more than anything else . . .
As always, we are grateful to have this conversation where wherein we joke, tease and talk about all things local.
Enjoy the day . . . Maybe check back later for a few leftovers later. Thank you for reading.
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