Saturday, August 17, 2019
THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KANSAS CITY 12TH & OAK CRUMBLES!!!
Many local residents might not realize that EPIC 12th & Oak municipal structures were both built around the time of THE NEW DEAL -- An ambitious government spending project that was pretty much this nation's first experiment with socialism AND might have saved the U.S. from plummeting into economic chaos.
Now the legacy of this town's prominence on the national scene is mostly forgotten as BOTH STRUCTURES FALL INTO DECAY.
Recently there has been an uptick in bickering about courthouse maintenance which we covered at the outset of the year.
Judge calls elevator situation at Jackson County Courthouse ‘absolutely unacceptable’
Again, earlier this year both buildings were shut down because of water main breaks.
And so this begs the question:
How can Kansas City trust politicos to keep promises about improvements across town when they can't even maintain their own buildings???
Sadly, this turns out to be more of an existential question than a rhetorical one because politicos are good at shifting the conversation and most newsies return to the comport and relative luxury of suburban life at the end of their shift.
And so, tonight we lament KCMO government building falling to decay along with the rest of the city despite a new series of upbeat promises from new Mayor, Council and a bevy of NEXTGEN activists.
And this inspires our playlist for tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.