Monday, January 28, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! CLAY CHASTAIN ANNOUNCES AIRPORT RENOVATION PLAN THREATENING TO DERAIL NEW KCI IF HE'S ELECTED KANSAS CITY MAYOR!!!



This is the silly season of promises from politicos wanting to garner power and prestige but one commitment from a candidate resonates above the rest.

To wit . . .

CLAY CHASTAIN SAYS HE'LL SAVE KCI IF ELECTED KANSAS CITY MAYOR!!!

It's a bold statement and a $4-BILLION turnabout for the biggest construction project in Kansas City history that has been mired in double talk and political posturing.

Here's his pitch . . .

Clay Chastain: Move to halt airport boondoggle and seek real honest election to save and renovate KCI

* KC needs a better airport, but not a multi-billion dollar plus better airport whose backers not only misled voters about its true cost, but also lied to voters about there being no taxpayer obligation.

* From the beginning, the establishment's push for a shiny new, amenity-sated single-terminal airport has been botched, misrepresented to voters and of a clandestine nature. It is an airport for the elite, not the everyday resident.

* This boondoggle seeks to replace an existing and convenient airport most residents love, is paid for and is a big money maker for the city in that it turns a tidy net profit of $45 million per year according to Moody's 2016 report.

* Engineer Clay will hold open discussions with the airlines and aviation committee to see what their needs and safety requirements are and then forge a reasonable cost-effective plan to renovate KCI and place before voters.

* Sly (along with Justus, Reed and Lucas of the council's Airport Selection Committee), have demonstrated major incompetence in the bumbling and secret handling of this ill-fated municipal project.

* Who on earth would lead our city to spend several hundred million dollars to landfill a solid piece of transportation infrastructure (that is making the city $45 million per year), and replace it with a multi-billion new airport that will spike passenger fares, ramp up parking fees and not turn a profit for 35-years?

Answer: The same bunch that has sabotaged the people's petitions, turned Kansas City into a gateway for greedy wealthy developers (usurping residents tax dollars away from civic and infrastructure needs) and who just billed our city's over-taxed residents with the unnecessary cost of changing the name of a long historic boulevard the honoree himself would never have approved of. All, while the city's horrific homicides and broken infrastructure are ruining citizen's quality of life.

Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of our suffering city.

Mayoral candidate, Clay Chastain.
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You decide . . .

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with Clay's plan but I will say that he is the only one who has offered a real statement on the airport. All of the council candidates are just obfuscating the issue.

Pepridge said...

That might be enough to get him into the primary. The airport is a disaster. We need a revote.

Jj said...

^^^ I would be more hopeful if he actually lived in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

The gay boy wonder Lucas lives in Lawrence so......

Anonymous said...

The mayor and city council should have already resigned over the misleading and lies with this airport debacle.

What pisses me off about Clay is I want him to win but he doesn’t even live here and he isn’t doing the ground game or public forums. Clay, get out here and start doing something.

Anonymous said...

The renovation plan was considered to be a bad plan by many of the Council because of the costs. That was when it the new airport had a budget of $1 billion. Now the new airport has a budget of $2 to $3 billion.
An update of the current airport will keep costs significantly lower than a new airport. Smaller airlines would also stay...

Brookside Bob said...

Don't forget there are 13 candidates who don't have any name recognition. We need to talk about renovation for KCI instead of this stupid new plan. Actually agree with Clay on this one and I don't hear anything different from the other candidates.

Hyperblogal said...

Based just on his airport position, I'm sorely tempted.... but,

Anonymous said...

I’m not voting for anyone who is gay or black, or in one case, gay and black. So this airport thing gets Clay my vote.

Anonymous said...

Put a bra addition on two of the three scoops of the Airport, Update, have Nate Berkus come brighten the place up and run a maintenance plan. Pay for it by firing half the jack asses who have messed things up.

Get rid of any Mega Engineering firm, which seems to be a modern disease upon this city, corrupting the politics.

Put some modern media and restrooms around, cheap and quick. Changes at the leadership of Marc and the ATA who let this debacle unfold on their watch as premier transportation and planning entities should round out a go forward. And no front lawyers for the utility or mega engineers please this time around.

Anonymous said...

10:20,, since the crop of mayoral candidates who actually live in Kansas City is so poor, maybe it's time we recruit nationwide for a mayor like big corporations recruit for a new CEO. Surely we couldn't do worse than the current stable of nags.

Anonymous said...

Why the gratuitous swipe at the re-naming of paseo though? I 100% am with him about the airport but some potential friends may be turned off who support the re naming of paseo.
Thanks,
Radish

Anonymous said...

HEY EVERYBODY, LET'S PRETEND CLAY CHASTAIN IS REALLY A KANSAS CITY MAYORAL CANDIDATE!!!

Anonymous said...

HEY EVERYBODY LET'S PRETEND THE 'REAL' CANDIDATES AREN'T COMPLETELY INTERCHANGEABLE INCOMPETENT GRIFTERS!!!

Anonymous said...

It's simple Radish, renaming the Paseo is on huge ass stupid idea which I would think you could understand being stupid yourself.

Anonymous said...

Unlike the current plan- which changes like the wind- this plan looks solid.
I would vote for him just based on this.

The original plan no longer exists. All the committees, sub-committees, steering-committees will never work.

Chastising Chastain because his plan looks good is like the editorial board continuing to throw knives at Catholics and Trump supporters and expectations that their stock will survive and not be lol digital within 12 months.

Vote Chastain and wave your middle finger at the status quo.

Phil Klein said...

Hey idiot clay is real candidate and if you have to use caps in big letters you must be on some kind of drugs

Super Dave said...

Even though I pay taxes in Kansas City on property I have a partnership in I can't vote so in some ways I have no say on who gets elected, but at the same time who gets elected affects my pocketbook so say away I will. Clay is listed as a candidate and the track record with him as to where he lives must be better recorded somewhere than most of you think or he would have never got recognized as a candidate. I know it's confusing to me on the homestead part at times but what isn't confusing is his election promises which are greatly more about doing what's right in KC over the others who are seeking the Mayor's office. Many people in Kansas City have dual residency I have many friends that do and I can form a decent size list in my head in seconds of those people. Clay has also made the Virginia home an open book as to why it takes place and has never tried to cover it up. Lets put it this way, I think he is more open about his thoughts and actions than most of the so called list of people running for Mayor. Not saying I am fully endorsing Clay at this time but he so far is the one looking the best for the job.

Anonymous said...

Since you are not a resident dumbass, nobody gives a a fuck what you think! Next!

Anonymous said...

12:22 nobody gives a fuck what you think dumbass

Anonymous said...

^^I do?! I would rather read what he writes than anything you post. Retard.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I'm seriously going to vote for chastain and it's weird to even think that but at least with him we'd have some sort of idea about what's going on around here

Anonymous said...

@12:46 is 12:22. Whack job.

Anonymous said...

Definitely voting Chastain. His bullshit is way better than the usual bullshit.

Anonymous said...

What's really sad about KCMO government is that, even though the "silly season begins with the empty promises and outright lies of the campaign, IT NEVER ENDS.
At least it would be funny watching these clowns perform over the years, except for the ridiculous amounts of tax money they regularly waste and the damage they do to the entire region.
The airport fiasco is only the most recent, most costly,and most obvious mess.
Anybody actually tracking the "progress" of the GO bond projects?

Anonymous said...

@12:59-Finkel is Einhorn! Einhorn is Finkel!

Anonymous said...


VOTE FOR CLAY, anyone else is just a vote to extend Sly James, throwing money away on failing crap like 18th and Vine, pizza parties to reform young criminals, go bond money spent on wealthy developers, and on and on and on and on. Put a damn stop to it, give Clay a chance.

Anonymous said...

^^No. Fuck you. I vote for who I want.

Anonymous said...

Where do I get my Clay Chastain yard sign?

Anonymous said...

At least Clay is honest. He's got my vote.

Anonymous said...

More common sense than the whole city council.

Metro
Loves
Klay

Anonymous said...

Tony; Thanks for so eloquently writing what is wrong and has happened to the current new airport proposal.

Anonymous said...

@1:47PM-Your mother's bedroom she's fucking him.

Anonymous said...

^^You are one sick fuck

Anonymous said...

^^You are one boring pants-shitter.

Anonymous said...

Listen to you shitheads, arguing over someone who's never gotten more than 6% of the vote in any one election. Hitler could get more votes than ol' Clay. At least he lived in Berlin!!!

But go ahead and pretend Clay is a viable candidate, yes. Just don't expect him to even get one vote out of every ten cast.

Anonymous said...

An airport renovation is an option which should be back on the table. No to very little downside compared to the new airport option.
There is nobody on this council that I would vote for over Clay.

Anonymous said...

^^Great! Thanks! Nobody asked you though..so there's that!

Anonymous said...

2:38 you’re one boring shit eater

Anonymous said...

Listen to you, shithead, trying to persuade people to vote for the atrocious status quo.

Don't you have a mouth job to give Mayor Bullhorn? Get to it.

Anonymous said...

Clay is the only candidate the developers won’t own.

Anonymous said...

I would vote for Hitler. He would eliminate our crime problem. Problems.

Anonymous said...

We need a trump like mayoral candidate to run and fix this town. Get a grip on the awful crime too.

Anonymous said...

I want 100 Clay yard signs.

Anonymous said...

City minions are out in full force on TKC today.

Anonymous said...

Edgmoor remaining involved is inconsequential. They did work to gather subcontractors that does not have to change, just the project has to change. Very little work has been done in terms of the design, the work has been the contracts. Give edgmoor a new project scope, if they want to give that to Although SOM has gone along with this ridiculous plan, they did not put much of effort into it, maybe b/c they realized it was a ridiculous project as well, give the rubes what they want, and they had better things to do.

Anonymous said...

Edgmoor remaining involved is inconsequential. They did work to gather subcontractors that does not have to change, just the project has to change. Very little work has been done in terms of the design, the work has been the contracts. Give edgmoor a new project scope.
Although SOM has gone along with this ridiculous plan, they did not put much of effort into it, maybe b/c they realized it was a ridiculous project as well, decided to give the rubes what they want, and they had better things to do.

Anonymous said...

Quite a contrast from the avalanche of irrelevant minutiae and nonsense, spewing from city hall then onto our Screens.

Anonymous said...

Clay is a hero!!!

Anonymous said...

Clay is for the people!!

Anonymous said...

Clay is a real man!!!

Unlike the idiots we have now and then there’s Jolie......... disgusting

Anonymous said...

Clay yard sign be ready in few weeks and flyers

Anonymous said...

Jermaine Reed incompetent? No! You don't say? She's the dumbest girl around.

Anonymous said...

So, if Clay is elected mayor would he still have to work with the same stupid council members that offered absolutely no critical analytical feedback about this issue? The half dozen attorneys on council who are trained in critical thinking? But are the EXACT cause of the current problem and its OUTRAGEOUS COST!!!

Anonymous said...

Is Clay married? Because I can see him and Teresa Loar hooking up. She is all about "renovating the terminals to their bones." She preached that crap for months/years and then was on the wrong side of the "single-terminal" issue. Does Clay know how much Teresa Loar drinks? If they do hook up he will have to make room in his life for her drinking and for all her cats: "Merlot, Riesling, Cabernet, Chardonnay and the grandpa tomcat - Mister Pinot Noir" Heads up, Clay. If we see cat hair on your clothes, we will know you've been at Teresa Loar's place. (Buy a lint brush.)

Anonymous said...

@6:46, what is your problem?
We can deduce from your past attacks on Teresa Loar that you are on the Airport Committee and therefore either a member of the Council, or possibly the City Manager or a member of his staff.

So, why not come out of the closet and admit who you are?
That way, as least, your constant petty whines about Councilwoman Loar won't come across as the futile mewling of a gutless, craven, worthless coward!

Show at least a slight skid-mark of self-respect and provide at least some indication that you are something more than one of the Mayor's ass-lickers shivering in fear of his displeasure and creeping about in hope of some crumbs of his approval.

Blond Watermelon said...

Yeah vote for Clay, the ass-grabber.

Anonymous said...

@7:22 petty “whines” no pun intended! LMFAO!!

Anonymous said...

“a skid mark of self respect”. That’s great! Crass, yes, but funny phrasing.

Anonymous said...

(Meeow)

Anonymous said...

@7:22 "come out of the closet" Yes, Quinton Lucas. Please come out of the closet. Be honest with yourself.

Anonymous said...

Excellent points!

Anonymous said...

Is Quinton really homosexual? I’d always heard he was sorta a man whore with the ladies?

Anonymous said...

and somehow teresa's stained and cat-haired resume is still more impressive than the other airport committee members.

Anonymous said...

Clay can't even convince his own sister to let him crash on her couch when he's in town, doubtful that his crazy ass will convince anyone to vote for him.

Anonymous said...

Clay is better then other 5 'city councl running four mayors who said during the airport that one dime of the taxpayers money would be spent on the airport now these same council mender put up 6 million you hard earned money so who was a better candidate


Anonymous said...

@343 Clay can always crash at Teresa Loars place as long as he brings a new bottle of wine for Teresa and a squeaky toy for each cat.

Anonymous said...

I like the Clay Chastain action figure look, if he can get rid of Troy and about ten other lifers at City Hall then he has my vote. Clay controlling the committee selections, ought to be fun. All the swells who like to play puppets might have a little tougher time on running their rackets with the Claymeister calling the shots, sounds like good tv