Friday, October 11, 2019

KANSAS CITY STREET FIGHT FACE-OFF!!! SHOW-ME INSTITUTE POLICY DIRECTOR PATRICK TUOHEY CHALLENGES BIKE/WALK KC EXEC ERIC ROGERS OVER 'MISLEADING' & 'UNTRUE' STATEMENTS!!!



It is EXTREMELY rare in Kansas City for political denizens to argue with one another by name and in public.

Even via social media, the plebs are free to peck at the ruling class but professionals are typically satisfied to try and kill one another with kindness.

Allow TKC a bit of celebration as a denizen of the local discourse throws down the gauntlet toward an adversary . . .

IN AN EPIC ROAST, PATRICK TUOHEY CALLS OUT ERIC ROGERS FOR MISLEADING AND UNTRUE STATEMENTS RELATED TO BIKING IN KANSAS CITY!!!

So that our blog community can judge for itself, here's interview with the cycling/pedestrian advocate . . .

Mike Shanin talks to Eric Rogers, Executive Director of BikeWalkKC, about KCMO Master Bike Plan misconceptions.

It was odd that the non-profit activist refused to offer even an estimate related to the number of cyclists currently on local streets.

Accordingly, the highlight of a discussion last night seized upon the Eric Rogers interview and a litany of local complaints. Check the verbatim transcript of this exceptional Ruckus roast:

Director of Municipal Policy at the Show-Me Institute Patrick Tuohey said: "A roast to Bike/Walk Kansas City who was on this program two weeks ago and giving misleading information about biking habits in Kansas City. And this is not an isolated event. They continue to make public statements and have things on their website which are demonstrably untrue. They appear to be unable or unwilling to properly interpret other people's research or their own. I understand that Bike/Walk Kansas City has a different advocacy for transportation but they will have no credibility in Kansas City if they continue to misstate the facts."

We'll tweet this out to both of them this morning and see if there's any follow-up . . . Until then . . .

You decide . . .

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

it's about time somebody called out the bike activists on their b.s.

the phony stats and damage they've done on Armour blvd and Armour road is unforgivable.

Anonymous said...

Bike lines are necessary when there is a real need for them and they make traffic easier, not when they disrupt an entire community.

Anonymous said...

Bike lanes are worse than fluoride (read: chlorine) in the water supply.

Unknown said...

Show Me Institute for the win! Respect the facts.

Anonymous said...

Nobody likes the bike pussies.

Anonymous said...

Gay bitch slap fight!

Anonymous said...

The fact that a little unrepresentative special interest group like this gets public money to allow it to afford an "executive director" is a joke in itself.
We're awash in all these special groups that DEMAND they get what they want regardless of the consequences to the public at large.
And it's way past time for some of these elected cowards to find the spine to show them the door.
The fact that the bicycle brigade could even mention the ridiculous notion that hundreds of millions of tax dollars should be spent on bike lanes shows how far in outer space these people are.

Anonymous said...

Let's strip them naked, grease them up, and put them into a cage together with a piece of rebar in the middle of the floor. Whoever can shove the rebar up the other ones ass wins the argument.

Anonymous said...

^^^You need to get out more.

chuck said...

Progressive/Democrat apparatchiks just flat out lie, locally and nationally on a hourly, 24/7 basis and are NEVAR held accountable for the lies.

They get a pass from the press pack dogs in the media, whose pretense at "Objectivity" is risible to all but the Hale-Bop-Jim-Jones-Kool-Aide drinking whackos who think the world is ending in 12 years because of cow farts and cars. The Inside-The-Beltway national politics that euchres power and money out of the pockets of those not in the "club" plays out the exact same way, here in the city, where Progressives dominate the conversation and have a strangle hold on the megaphone.

If not for Tony's Kansas City, no one would know a fuckin thing about what was really going on in the "dirty little Democrat town".

THE MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Anonymous said...

8:00AM and 8:48AM comments = APPLAUSE

SHOW-ME INSTITUTE = 1
BIKE/WALK = unchained, with flat tires

Anonymous said...

BikeWalkKC is a member-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization


HAHA! Oh Boy

Anonymous said...

REMOVE THE BIKE LANES on ARMOUR BLVD!!!!!

Caleb Acutcinass said...

Councilman Eric 'Spandex' Bunch needs to be focusing on the real problems KCMO has. Failing infrastructure, poor to no trash pickup, residents water bills that are out of sight, and snow removal. If you think potholes were bad last year this year will be worse.

Eric 'Spandex' Bunch needs to withdraw himself from any discussions and allocation of any money related to Bike/WalkKC.

Anonymous said...

Much as I hate to judge someone on appearance, you just have to look at eric bunch to realize he's dishonest weasel who has several dudes drop loads on his face every night

Anonymous said...

^^hey retard, nobody believes you hate to judge someone on appearance. This is what retards do. Your post was as shitty as your diaper. This is why you're a failure.

northlander said...

To much money for two few bike riders

Shitty Poster said...

Sorry my post was out of line at 10:19

Anonymous said...

Most of the bike riders have moved to Independence. Adults with backpacks riding kid bikes. They've stolen everything that was left outside and cleared the cemeteries of all metal that could be pried loose.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Chuck, no one tells more lies than Donald Trump.

Anonymous said...

^^^Other than Billary and Barack. And closing fast, Fauxcahontas.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Examples of the last, please. Inquiring minds have a right to know the specifics.

Anonymous said...

Sly used trendy, liberal policies as cover for massive developer giveaways.

Anonymous said...

It's true. Bike boys of Bike/walk KC not only hate cars, but lie about statistics. They are arrogant and have all the answers before they go through a fake public input process. Bikes are not a problem, Eric Bunch and Bike/Walk KC are!!!!

Anonymous said...

sooooo eric rogers is the kc exec bike walk guy

Anonymous said...

Bikes and cars have coexisted for over 100 years, what changed ?

Anonymous said...

^^^ Having a bad day Jose?

Anonymous said...

501(c)(3) nonprofit organization


That's the new "formula" here in this shit city to loot, rob, pillage and plunder taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

mr rogers actually gets paid for that?

Anonymous said...

No corporation or government today want's to be seen as anything other than "progressive" and they will subvert logic to do so. They don't have the confidence to counter progressive ideology so they simply accede the field to it. It's simply an economics decision - easier to buy off potential critics, and the tendentious media, than to confront them with appears to logic, rationale and common sense.

Anonymous said...

4:04, you ignorant cock fucker...

"...to confront them with 'appears' to logic..." its APPEALS!! APPEALS! You stupid FUCK!

Truth giver said...

Was in NKC about 2 hrs ago. Exited off 35 to Westbound Armor. Construction everywhere. I bank near there and asked what the deal was. They said the bike bullshit is being extended East. This in the face of recent push-back from almost all drivers in Northtown. A real mess. If only govt would learn "if not broke, don't fix", but they never will because no money in leaving things (regardless of how good or nice they may be) alone.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Good call.

I think people want bike lanes in certain places but they've rejected the idea that the streets need to be littered with them.