Sunday, April 21, 2019

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDER: EAST SIDE VOTERS JOIN EFFORT TO SAVE THE PASEO!!!



There's a mistaken belief that the debate over MLK BLVD is a black vs. white issue and the effort to "Save The Paseo" is inherently racist.

TKC Sunday reality check . . .

KANSAS CITY INSIDER & TKC READER REPORTS GROWING EAST SIDE SUPPORT FOR THE EFFORT TO SAVE THE PASEO AND CONTINUE DISCUSSION OVER THE PROPER PLACEMENT OF MLK BLVD!!!

Here's the word . . .

"It's not that anyone objects to MLK Blvd, they just don't like the how it was done. Neighbors along The Paseo were excluded from the discussion and recommendations from the KCMO naming committee were ignored. Just like voters from around the city, there are a lot of residents along The Paseo who see this as a political power play with very little concern for neighborhood residents."



Moreover . . .

The failure of the faith community leaders to deliver a vote they promised is seen as a moral lapse in leadership.

INSIDER: "The community can see that the 'Save The Paseo' petitioners are about to deliver on a promise to bring the vote to city council. Some of the members of the clergy made those same claims but then didn't deliver. That reflects poorly on their position."

A few takeaways . . .

- 3rd & 5th District residents have expressed support to "Save The Paseo" and this has surprised some MSM denizens who mistakenly view this as a black/white issue. Let's not forget that council lady Canady opened her office to Save The Paseo petitioners and spoke out on the topic some of her colleagues championed.

- A few members of the council WANT THIS ON THE BALLOT and think taking the debate to voters is the only way to solve it once and for all.

- Remember that placing the MLK Blvd sign is NOW MORE THAN 90% COMPLETE. So the signs MIGHT come down but a great deal of East Side support for this issue hinges on A CONTINUED DISCUSSION FOR AN MLK STREET in KCMO.

And so . . .



The contentious discussion over MLK tribute continues and the only real path to success seems to abandon petty racial politics and look at the issue through the lens of NEIGHBORHOOD considerations over political power moves in the ongoing struggle to realize the goals of an iconic faith leader who hoped his legacy would bring equality and peace.

Developing . . .

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Politics vs. faith, faith vs. politics.

Most Americans know that our country is abased on a clear cut separation between church & state.

Johnston said...

Best thing I've seen about the east side in weeks. Good news.

Anonymous said...

There’s nothing good about the eastside.

Anonymous said...

Affordable housing is plentiful in the eastside.

Anonymous said...


It's The Paseo and that's that. Not very many people are even calling it MLK BLVD. Nothing against MLK but this was a crooked deal and money wasted every year to pay the King family. We didn't need this debt.

Let the Kings hear ka-ching from the KcORRUPT, KcRUMBLING, KcRIMMIE, KcOWTOWN KcLOWNS!!! said...

If the signs get removed, how about they're sold at auction with funds going to charity? Oh, wait! What?! They were being leased from the King family? Those rich Republican MLK heirs? Well, now, maybe violent Killa Shitty that's got murder momentum and bigly debt per capita has bigger things to worry about.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Dull comments from a dullard.

Anonymous said...

The greedy King family trade marked their fathers name. Royalties are paid to them to use the MLK moniker. As far as I can determine the dollar amount of these payments has not be disclosed to the public. Are not tax payer accounts public record ? KCMO already has a school and a park named MLK. How much is the current payment to the greedy King estate ? What is the dollar increase with the addition of a street ? These questions need to be answered. I would venture to guess these funds could be put to better local use. Pot holes or a new car for the great grandchild of a MLK leach ?

Anonymous said...

KCMO spent all of this money on signs and labor to put these signs up so fast, I dont give a shit about a street name or a street name change but after 2 blown tires from potholes in your city you motherfuckers in KC need to check your government and demand they get their prioritys straight!! It took tax dollars to pay for the Paseo name change, kind of fucked up that the streets including Paseo still will fuck your vehicle up. In KCMO common sense is backseat to coruption!!

Anonymous said...

A recent DNA test shows me to be partially black.
I do not want a rich part of history Paseo to be renamed. An insult and degrading to blacks like me.
75th Street or 63 is a better choice.

Anonymous said...

6:51 How bout no choice? I for the life of me can’t figure out why you’d want our tax money going to a filthy rich family of a person who’s never been here, go ahead, tell me why we should give them one penny?

Anonymous said...

Fuck MLK and the fat fake revruns.

Anonymous said...

lets name it Kate Smith blvd. that is a real American hero

Anonymous said...

Dr. King would never support the methodology behind this name change. It flies in the face of everything he stood for: voting rights, the right to be heard and seen as a full citizen, that the same opportunities afforded white men and woman would given to people of color. The very fact that some overzealous, narcissist clergyperson thought that undertaking this project in this way demonstrates why said person should NOT be leading anything or anyone. The Black church, SCLC are in trouble. They know not what they do and using Dr. King's name in this way does make it right.

Anonymous said...

I think they should name it after that greatest champion of African-American rights ever the man who's doing all he can to promote equal rights for all the honorable Donald J. Trump.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, WTF crap that Louis Farrakhan shouts for blacks to kill whites at public speeches throughout the years! Al Sharpton tells Jews to pin back their yarmulkes and come fight him! Jesse Jackson calls NYC himeytown! Barry Hussein Obama dissed his white grandmother and committed race-baits with "If I had a son... ", and much more!

Anonymous said...

Politicians just thought that the MLK name change would get them votes, just like talks of reparations and more free stuff. I don't think anyone who is poor and relies on any sort of government funding for support realizes that the renaming cuts directly into their funding. I wish I could run for mayor and not be beholden to a bunch of fat, fake, be-jeweled revruns who hold sway over their fake-praying congregations. We need a mayor that isn't threatened by non-working "activists" who cry and pout at every perceived in justice and march for peace anytime a black man is killed by another black man. Where was the activist march when the black man Brandon Howell killed five white people? I didn't see a single activist speak up then. Martin Luther King would have spoken up, and he would have said Kansas City doesn't need to name a street after me, they need to fix their black-on-black and black-on-white crime.

Anonymous said...

James Earl Ray was framed

Phil Cardarella said...

There is no money appropriated to anyone for the use of MLK's name on the street. Only the cost of the street signage.

This entire issue – to the extent that it is not in fact driven by race – is a result of the Kansas City Park Board being both arrogant and dismissive. Given the fact that "Paseo" is simply the Spanish word for the French word "Boulevard" the Paseo has never actually had a name. Had the Park Board behaved responsibly, everyone could've been satisfied by renaming the street "Paseo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." or "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Paseo." Anybody who wanted to call the street they lived on "Paseo" could do so if the Martin Luther King Jr. part truly offended them.

Frankly I am tired of hearing of Martin Luther King Jr. being referred to as just an African-American hero. He was flat, but he was a good deal more. At great personal cost, he stood against the foolish Vietnam War when that was far from fashionable. On the other hand, had America followed his advice on that subject, almost 30,000 American boys would have lived – and that sad monumental wall would be only half as long.

Besides which Martin Luther King fought against poverty and for justice for the working men and women of America. When he was assassinated, he was in Memphis to help the members of the striking labor union obtain decent wages and working conditions.

The Paseo is a grand Street – and that grand street is honored to bear his name.