Thursday, May 09, 2019

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CHAMBER & CIVIC COUNCIL STALL KANSAS CITY MAYORAL ENDORSEMENTS!!! JOLIE JUSTUS DESPERATELY SEEKING BIZ SUPPORT!!!



As the election approaches our KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS note that Kansas City big biz rank among the undecided or at least among those who don't want to take sides publicly.

To wit, as of this writing, and because everyone seems to think this vote is going to be a nail-biter close call  . . .

SHOCK!!! THE CHAMBER & CIVIC COUNCIL HAVE NOT YET ENDORSED A CANDIDATE FOR KANSAS CITY MAYOR!!!

This isn't a big deal for Quinton Lucas.

However, given Mayor Sly's support . . . The endorsement punt so far might as well be a slap in the face to Jolie Justus.



Here's the word . . .

Insiders Abandoning Jolie?

Insiders seem to be getting cold feet with their support of Jolie. 

First, the KC Chamber, who are the quintessential insiders and thoroughly in the Jolie camp, are not endorsing either candidate. On top of that, I heard the Downtown Council made the same decision, and they are even deeper in Jolie's pocket.

Both of these groups are Jolie's bread and butter, and her inability to lock up their support might be writing on the wall. While not exactly a win for Lucas, both are a thorough loss for Jolie.

It seems that she's winning the pocketbooks of the establishment, but not their votes. We saw how that worked out for Miller. I expect she'll out raise Lucas, but who knows by how much at this point. Money alone won't win this race, and it seems she's losing ground with the establishment.
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You decide . . .

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

From the earlier post today, it's pretty obvious they they have both candidates in their pocket. But with Sly's support the chamber shouldn't be a contest. Strange that they're not standing up for her. I guess they don't want to go with the losing side.

KCJd said...

The polling is correct. She's behind and it doesn't make sense for big business to support her now. That's just digging their grave when Quinton wins, because he already seems very hostile to business. They're going to have to find a way to mend fences.

Anonymous said...

Jolie +7 people just don't want Quinton to be KC's occassio cortez.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^ Nope.

I think people want a change. KC doesn't need another 4 years of Sly James policy.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Well, that's exactly what we're going to get with either one of these corrupt asswipes!

West Plaza Hellhole said...

Welcome to the new normal

chuck said...

What a fuckin joke this election is.

The Hipsterocracy, drunk on craft beer said...

Wow so many posts this morning. Good to see we are really focused on the most important issues and priorities.

Anonymous said...

I, like most other KC residents, don't want a mayor. We showed it doesn't work in a town like KC

Reality Speaker said...

Tweedle-dee & Tweedle-dum

Cletus said...

The KC Chamber & Civic Council do not have time for choosing a side nonsense as they are too busy planning Slie's going away party. They want to see Slie in a wetsuit being chased by the Japanese whaling fleet.

Sly James Shit Hole City said...

“When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.”

- Professor Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

Anonymous said...

Jolie eats a lot of pussy.

Do we really want a rug muncher for mayor?

Anonymous said...

For the chamber to endorse someone would mean the chamber leader has the balls to do it.

Anonymous said...

Quite sure both candidates don't concern themselves with the opinions of a bunch of retards like you people.

Anonymous said...

This isn't quite as bad as the race between S'lie and Mike Jerk. But it's in the ballpark. Back then, no matter who won between those 2, it was going to be tax/borrow/spend.

Lucas talks a big game, and he may indeed be slightly different. But this city doesn't need "a little bit of change". It needs a rather significant amount of change as this city is just barreling further and further into debt. On top of the FACT that we are being taxed to death in order to make up for the massive amounts of corporate welfare we've given out over the years in addition to the fact that our elected officials are greedy bastards who have little regard for the working class and owned by their greedier corporate masters.

Don't believe me? Look at how the city assessed the value of the Plaza. Millions of dollars less than what it should have been valued at. Which saved the owners of the plaza millions of dollars. Dollars that should have been going to city coffers to finance basic services.

Want more proof? That nice hotel that's going up across the street from the tax payer paid ballroom...guess how much the city is kicking in for that. About $135 million dollars made up from cash, TIF, abatements and other financial incentives. Seems fair, right?

On the flip, the city passed an $800 million dollar GO-Bond to fund infrastructure. The city renewed another $300 million dollar infrastructure bond. Then we passed the MCPL Libriary tax, the KCPL Library tax, the Buck O'Neill Bridge tax, the East Side improvement tax, and on and on and on. Seems we sure do make sure the rich/corporations get all kinds of tax breaks and money from the city yet our city keeps adding to our financial burdens...but those are our trusted officials. And I doubt much will change regardless of who wins this election. It's a choice of choosing the lesser of two evils.

This city is doomed. If the denizens of this city don't kill each other, the local officials will drive it into bankruptcy.

#KorruptCity

Lovin Killa' City said...

You'll get used to it.

The Hipsterocracy, drunk on craft beer said...

Well I'm off to hop on the streetcar for some artisan whiskey pancakes.


Anonymous said...

Here Tony why not use a real picture instead of that fake Hollywood shit.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6D8yuSW0AEU5Ie.jpg

Super Dave said...

Chuck is right what a fuckin joke.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet he's not. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Hey 908, I like to eat pussy too but then I like blowjobs back from them. With joLIE it's just a one way street which by the way isn't plowed.

Anonymous said...

Jolie isn't a carpet muncher, she only goes for those shiny hardwoods.

Anonymous said...

Nothings changed...

"The reason that no one is discussing the issues that are important to the city or the 3rd District is that most of the candidates and elected folks really don't know or particularly care about local issues and don't get involved enough to make any serious and well-informed recommendations. KCMO has an amateurish political class whose primary activity is to run for one office or another, schmooze each other and their friends and supporters, find jobs in nonprofits or local government, and then run for something else. Look at the clueless group on the council public safety committee, which doesn't even know enough about programs that they approve money for to ask any serious questions about how the money's spent or why the crime numbers don't change in spite of all the claims and cash. How about candidates with some specific ideas about what city government actually does?"

Anonymous said...

10:24 is the "Guy Who Says What Others Think" asshole that posts some really stupid shit at KCC all the time. Just like here he never adds anything of value to the conversation.

Anonymous said...

^^^and you're the guy who posts the stupid shit all day. Yea chump "Jolie eats pussy" really ads a lot to the conversation. You fucking tool! Eat my dick. How about that?

Anonymous said...

Looks like somebody's misusing internet privileges at the group home again. Let's call your case manager.

Anonymous said...

You do know that Quinton is a pole-smoker, right?

Anonymous said...


Any business who supports either one of these losers will damage their business.

Best thing to do would be stay out of it.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet it won't damage their business in the least. weird.

Anonymous said...

At the end of the day, it doesn't make any difference which one of these clowns prevails in the election.
They're both cut from the same tired mold of candidates who endlessly show up in KCMO and Jackson County.
10:32 am hit the nail on the head.
NONE of these folks has any appreciation or understanding of municipal government or even a passing interest in what their responsibilities as elected city officials might be.
And either of these two will be sat down in the Chamber board room after the election and given their marching orders, just has taken place for many many years.
It never changes.
The election is a very sad joke.

Anonymous said...

^^Ugh Huh. Sure it is. Hey look...cartoons!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^Yes and you're the biggest clown in them.

Hyperblogal said...

Maybe the groups need incentives.

Anonymous said...

The Chamber is a laughing stock letting these two candidates take the reins with no other option. You mean these two are the considered opinion choices of the business sponsors of the Chamber.

The entrenched and mediocre just breathed a sigh of relief. Average citizen
now has to listen to contrived agenda instead of just running the city world class and modern businesslike fashion. That means their streets and neighborhoods are not the priority.