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 . . .

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

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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35 comments:

Anonymous said...

A few decent references here.

There are a lot of people to add but I think the list needed to make room for Jolie Justus. More than anybody else, her back and forth on the mayor's race let down her supporters.

Anonymous said...

Jolie Runs.

Jolie wins.

Deal with it.

Anonymous said...

25 MILLION people do NOT come to visit KC annually. First of all...which department or person in the kcmo government said this, generated it, or claims it? I personally would like to call them and learn where this magic number comes from.

It would not surprise me at all to learn they count the number of people stuck at KCI on layovers as tourists..I mean...”visitors”.

Tek69 said...

^^^^^^^^^^ You overestimate her. Kander destroyed her crediblty. Its one of the best thigns the guy has ever done with his once promising political career.

Anonymous said...

I think the biggest turkeys are the people that voted for our very own Lesbian, MMA fighter raised by a military mom....Sharice Davids. She will crash and burn in congress, only second worst to AOC.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^10:38 FTW

Anonymous said...

Sharice Davids most likely has a serious anger problem. Raised in a single mom household and the mom was an army drill sergeant? Then Sharice grows up turns into a lesbian and gets into MMA? Do you see the pattern here? I’m former army and trust me I can see the reality here. She probably chokes her female lovers during intimacy and slaps them in the face. I can’t imagine how awful her emotional breakdowns are. Her manipulation of the third district voters is almost as bad as the voters idiocracy of thinking she’s worth sending to DC.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about Thanksgiving?

IVANKA TRUMP USED PRIVATE E-MAIL TOO!

LOCK HER UP!
MAGA!
LOCK HER UP!
MAGA!
LOCK HER UP!
MAGA!
LOCK HER UP!
MAGA! MAGA! MAGA!

Anonymous said...

Ivanka trump didn’t use bleach bit to wipe her hidden bathroom server clean after she was given an order by the department of justice to hand it over. That’s called obstruction of justice, but we don’t want to talk about that because Hillary is our idol, and our savior. She is all about protecting women. We know because of how she treated the women who were abused by her husband.

Anonymous said...


Hillary 2020!

Anonymous said...

10:53 got his ass kicked! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Tony Botello, the biggest turkey in town.

Second to none.

But, you win this award a lot.

Anonymous said...

You forgot sLIE and gopher boi. Biggest. Failures. Ever.

KCpedia said...

Biggest turkeys are KC voters who approve ALL TAXES, and continue to elect and re-elect other turkeys to run this shitty.

Anonymous said...

Vote #2 for Tony Botello. A turkey without rival.

You always win.

Anonymous said...

The city minions that hand all of the taxpayer's money to developers are all turkeys.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- TURKEY BASTER

When my wife and I were first starting out together, she used to call me into the kitchen for my sausage stuffing!!!



Happy Thanksgiving to the TKC blog! (75 years huh?)

Anonymous said...

Throw in the KC Star editorial board and the entire menagerie of mayoral candidates, and you you have a pretty complete list.

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful for many things which I won't go into boring detail about but one thing I am thankful for is this open forum with all it's different cast of characters and variety of wide ranging opinions and discourse and that for the most part it is almost always civil. So Tony thanks to you. Be well and stay safe

Anonymous said...

This is a sophisticated treatise worthy of this modern world class cow town.

Anonymous said...

City of Ignoramus's

Anonymous said...

"bedlam, chaos, injury and death."


I thought Trump was talking about KCMO at first this morning. He's not to far off.

Anonymous said...

Still waiting on Hillary's souvenir granny panties she promised you for your donation? Guess you'll have to make do with your granny's panties. We know a wet skid marks is your favorite

Anonymous said...

Happy thanksgiving everyone! What a great country to live in. Enjoy the coming snowstorm! I’m thankful that trump is president and not Hillary. We really dodged a bullet on that.

Anonymous said...

Thankful for many, many things. Except geezer hater. FOAD.

Anonymous said...


I give geezer hater a break today because he's an angry bird and some of us just ruffle his feathers, and that's a blast!

Thankful that Sharice Davids, Alexandria blah blah Cortez and pretty much Nancy Pelosi are winners because they are going to make our party (repubs) look GREAT!

We need these idiots. Obama did his part.

Anyway Happy Thanksgiving Tony!!!!! It's a lot of fun on here! XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

Tony Botello is the biggest turkey I ever saw.

Anonymous said...

the fountain at the new airport, in kansas city, the "city of fountains," is my favorite part of the new design.

Anonymous said...

Turkey? Tony!

Anonymous said...

do the people from overland park and olathe doing errands in kansas city, missouri know that they're "tourists"?

Anonymous said...

Mike Sanders will be back. Probably practicing law. Lawyers have no standards.

Anonymous said...

If it weren't for TKC, you wouldn't have a chance to air your ignorance on this blog. If he's a turkey, that makes you a buzzard....Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Good stuff and a couple of laughs. THANKS T!

Anonymous said...

You did a heck of a job Tony!

Anonymous said...

Agree with the listed turkeys. To make it even more hyper local and wonky I would add the efforts now under way to convert the old standard 71 bus into a "prospect Max.". It is costing millions and not all of it is a federal check. It does nothing for frequency of that route. It will feature dangerous and expensive faddish streetscapes that will be not functional. In the short term the construction has made east 11th and 12th extremely dangerous and has made a lot of disruptions. In fact, let's call the KCATA a turkey this year. TWICE they have given away buses for nothing (April and October) and there have been scheduling and route cuts. Fare increase is likely with this crowd bc they keep giving stuff away - the board is 'asleep at the wheel' so to speak.
-radish