Wednesday, March 06, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY HOMEOWNERS RANK POTHOLES AS TOP CONCERN FOR ELECTION 2019!!!



Push polling hype is hitting Kansas City voters hard as silly season is now in full swing.

However, an interesting factoid has emerged which contradicts the political wisdom of pundits attempting to influence the local elections.

The word . . .

ANGER OVER THE KANSAS CITY POTHOLE CRISIS OUTRANKS BOTH KCI FEAR & AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE LATEST BIT OF VOTER POLLING DATA!!!

We'll have more on this but whilst Steve Miller and his Northland friends are busy bad-mouthing the competition, this not-so-fun fact is floating around:

Among voters over 35 who own their own home and have voted in the last two elections. Top issues they want candidate to address are:

1. Potholes (31%)
2. KCI (27%)
3. Crime (19%)

Quickie fact check . . . It's not surprising that people who owned their own home didn't rank affordable housing as a top 5 concern . . . Even though they should probably be worried about the rent & rising taxes as well.

What have we learned???

Newsies getting their data from consultants are simply parroting consulting talking points. Meanwhile, amid social justice clamoring, local "stakeholders" who are actually invested in the community are more worried about pragmatic concerns.

More info on this topic:

41 Action News: Kansas City’s battle against 18,000 potholes

You decide . . .

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

What should Kansas City residents really be worried about? The debt level. Just getting worse with the airport. KC on the road to bankruptcy in less than 10 years.

Anonymous said...

Sly legacy: Potholes, debt, & crime. In 8 years he gave away most of KC to his friends.

Jonsie said...

Think of the potholes as a tax. The price you pay for living in a city that's so horribly managed.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

This is why I'm voting for anybody who even mentions a pothole in a forum. Most of them are just talking up their meager accomplishments.

KC Voter said...

No more robo polls and unsolicited texts. KC election board needs to do it job.

Anonymous said...

I just wish we had decent pussy around. I get tired of having to go to Johnson County for it.

Anonymous said...

People must embrace the KCMO narrative that once we are no longer in the freeze and thaw loop everything will be fine but yet, according to KC news TV, 70% of KCMO street surfaces are rated as poor or worse than poor. Now this is moving forward momentum on a grand scale for a not so vibrant town.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +25,000,000

The clowns running this town have no clue what they are doing. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Sly James @MayorSlyJames
Mar 5

Started the day with some of our dedicated @KCMO #publicworks crew members, who have been working hard everyday to get those potholes patched. 11,444 filled in Jan and Feb!

Anonymous said...

Seems likely we will proceed in the post James era with "Lyin" in front of the next mayors name also.

Anonymous said...

Public works is a freaking joke.

chuck said...

Some potholes on Wornall are almost a foot deep. No shit.

Anonymous said...

...but we have a toy train

Anonymous said...

We all suspected as much, and now it's confirmed. The people that respond to polls in Kansas City are complete morons.

Anonymous said...

Funk wins. Clay wins.

Anonymous said...

Hey- We got MLK name change, a new Linwood grocery store, 18th and Vine, Jazz Museum, Jazz Museum Board of Directors instead of Police and Basic road maintenance.
Its called Social engineering and deferred maintenance...

Anonymous said...

KCMO narrative from their spokesperson blames the potholes on the freeze thaw cycle and the fact there are 30 openings in public works department. Residents need to get behind the narrative.

Anonymous said...

Yes, those fucking idiots, with their keen grasp of the three main ways the city is failing.

KC=Fattened Figures (heh!) said...

Uh, is this 11,444 of the 25,000+ potholes count? Oh, my bad. That's the inflated number of anal tourists to this Paris of the, er, uh, Crumblin' Cowtown of Crime.

Anonymous said...

NOW it all makes sense. They simply got their numbers confused last year. It's really:

25,000,000 potholes per year
and
18,000 visitors

Tracy Thomas said...

I won't visit KCMO except during the day, and no snow, so I can see the potholes. Can't afford to damage my 2006 Dodge Caravan. So I had to skip First Friday, and a friend's show, and going to the Tivoli at night.

I drove down State Line north from 75th to Mission Hills last weekend.
The west side of the street (Kansas) was fine. The east half of the street (KCMO) was deep potholes, cones, etc.

KCMO is Western Ukraine.

Every time it has snowed this winter, Shawnee has cleared the streets even side streets overnight, and pavement was dry during the day. But they manage this by training every able staffer how to drive a plow. Even the women. It's like a Catholic version of the Israeli Army!

My friends, Roger and Diane were on the east side of Prospect a week ago, looking for a childhood home. Turned onto a little side street, and came upon three contractor asphalt trucks, big crews with shovels, supposed to be filling potholes. Just sitting there, partying and smoking.

Urban Lumberjack said...

Why not go out and enjoy a Kale Smoothie. Streetcars free to ride and no potholes to worry about.

Spandex Clad Jerk said...

If you rode bicycles like your supposed to be we wouldn't have potholes.

Bug Eye Socialist Bitch said...

This is all the single family homeowners fault. You should be living in an apartment instead of wasting valuable space that could create additional tax revenue streams!

Anonymous said...

i have an aunt and when she tells stories, she gets into details like 'and so i went to the balcony, and the balcony was from here to here, ohhh 5' deep, and so i sat down in my chair, and bob came out on the balcony, i think 6 minutes later, and there was this cricket, oh about 2 inches long,, then cheryl, shes a ...."

squeeeeeeeze and work that anecdote!

Anonymous said...

City says on KSHB..12,124 potholes filled in the last 60 days. Let's do some math... 12,124÷60= 202 potholes per day ÷ 8 hour day = 25 potholes per hour or 1 hole every 42 seconds..I'M CALLING BULLSHIT!!!

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ! You talk too fucking much! Give it a rest! Do you have a point here anywhere? Blah blah blah!

Tracy Thomas said...

6:20, comment on the topic. long story or short, that's the game we are playing here.Potholes.

And pick a name. Squeeze that pimple you call a brain, and come up with sumthin.
Like 6:02, 6:10 and 6:15.

I'd have loved your aunt. But what did she say about potholes??

Anonymous said...

^^^ nice one Tracy!

Anonymous said...

5:29: Tracy-I don't know about Western Ukraine, but KC would make someone moving here from Kyrgyzstan feel right at home.

Anonymous said...

Tracy, tell us about your brain damage. You have it or you were lying. Fess up buttercup.

Anonymous said...

Stop picking on Tracy. I'd marry her if I could.

MDLQ said...

........I have yet to find ANY pot in any of those holes!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I thought there was a difference between embellishing a story with details to delay its meaning and emnbellisment that obscures the meaning. Then the cricket jumped on cheryl, she is a dental hygenist and met bob in the peace corps in the ukraine, and she fell over the balconey and.landed.in.a. pothole.three.feet.deep.