Monday, April 29, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! WILL NEXT KANSAS CITY MAYOR SAVE THE PLANET?!? JOLIE JUSTUS TOUTS HER VEGGIE DIET AS LAST HOPE OF HUMANITY WHILST QUINTON LUCAS TALKS SOCIALISM SOLUTION!!!
Here's follow-up on a recent talk about local efforts to save the world by way of a low-turnout Kansas City election a little more than a month away.
UNews: Mayoral candidates talk Green New Deal in Kansas City
Great reporting on this event that only earned attendance from about 30 lovable, local hippies inspired by newbie Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a great deal of cable news . . .
The money quote from the corporate lawyer . . .
Kansas City mayoral candidates Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas each appeared briefly at the event and spoke about their hopes and plans for the Green New Deal in Kansas City.
Justus said that while she is proud of the steps the city has made towards being more environmentally conscious, she also believes there is a lot more work to be done.
“You may be like me, on a plant-based diet . . ."
TKC PAUSE: JOLIE JUSTUS CLAIMS SHE'S A VEGGIE!!! CAN THIS COWTOWN AFFORD A LEADER WHO REJECTS MEAT?!?
But I digress . . . Here's the rest of her statement:
You may be like me, privileged enough to be able to ditch your car and be car-free,” said Justus. “But guess what? That’s not enough. We are in the absolute most crucial time in our entire existence as homo sapiens.”
Justus lauded the recent passing of a city ordinance aimed at making Kansas City completely fossil-fuel free by 2020. However, Justus said these measures and ordinances won’t be enough. She said Kansas City is predicted on Weather.com’s Climate Disruption Index as unlikely to survive the upcoming climate change.
Also, perspective from the law lecturer . . .
Quinton Lucas spoke of the Green New Deal being not merely an environmental measure in Kansas City, but also one of socioeconomic equity.
“When we talk about sustainability, when we talk about environmental issues, don’t be limited to what we think sometimes of what the issues are” Lucas said. “What we have to think about is how is our economic development actually perpetuating a lot of the things we’re trying to change?”
Quinton Lucas cited issues such as transportation, housing and ongoing segregation as major concerns to focus on in the New Green Deal for Kansas City.
And so we ask . . .
HOW SHOULD KANSAS CITY INTERPRET THESE MAYORAL PROMISES TO SAVE THE WORLD AT A TIME WHEN LOCALS JUST WANT POTHOLES FIXED?!?!
You decide . . .