Tuesday, November 05, 2019

TKC BLOG COMMUNITY FACT CHECK: THE MLK BLVD VS. SAVE THE PASEO VOTE IS LOSE/LOSE FOR KANSAS CITY!!!



As "journalists" across the metro continue their pathetic attempts to play kingmaker . . . Here at TKC we simply work to provide our readers with the facts and glimpse at the horrific future awaiting Kansas City at the conclusion of today's vote.

To wit . . .

FACT CHECK: KANSAS CITY LOSES NO MATTER WHICH SIDE WINS THE DIVISIVE MLK BLVD VS. SAVE THE PASEO VOTE!!!

Reality: Both factions participating in this miserable slap fight have more in common with one another than they'd like to admit . . . The hot mess represents little more than a political power grab with neither side attempting to make ANY effort at compromise. The counting of today's votes is merely a determination of which special interest is more effective in flexing their rhetorical muscles and getting out the vote.



Accordingly . . .

IF MLK BLVD LOSES EXPECT KANSAS CITY TO BE LABELED AS A RACIST TOWN BY EVERY MEDIA OUTLET IN THE NATION


Nobody cares about some dead, crusty and long forgotten architect of KC's Blvd system that's antiquated and overrated. The better story for ambitious newsies simply focuses on KC possibly removing MLK signs because of provincial, backward prejudice.

Moreover, everyone from KC's Black clergy to the most unimportant school board member will garner a talking point for the next twenty years regarding the bigotry and shameless discrimination of this town if voters decide to Save The Paseo.

Leaders of the MLK Blvd movement have already blasted racism & white privilege as the motivation for "Save The Paseo" efforts and a yes vote will provide these same activists with a national stage to make their arguments.

On the other hand . . .

IF SAVE THE PASEO LOSES, CITY HALL GARNERS LICENSE TO COMMIT EVEN MORE SKETCHY INSIDER DEALS WITHOUT KANSAS CITY VOTER CONSENT


Most people who understand the issue, realize the decision was put together haphazardly and without much consideration for voters or neighborhood input. Mayor Quinton Lucas has avoided offering any guidance to the MSM and soft newsies haven't pushed him for a statement. Instead, one of his more shameless stunts continues to tear apart KCMO and create yet another local dividing line.

The sad reality is that these kinds of shady insider deals tend to hurt the urban core and minorities far more in the long run.

Worst of all . . . 

A defeat for Save The Paseo will spark less trust in representative government, less civic participation for neighborhoods and fewer opportunities for KCMO residents to engage one another across demographic lines.

The punch line . . .

Voter turnout wins today -- But historically and according to polling -- Voters just aren't interested in this election.



And so, from the outset, this is a losing vote all the way around and the only thing we know for certain is that both sides have hinted they want to continue this fight over a street name while Kansas City plunges deeper into a historic spate of deadly violence while an even more antagonistic 2020 presidential election looms on the horizon.

Developing . . .

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trump Blvd coming soon?

That would be the appropriate answer to this kind of skulduggery.

Anonymous said...

OR, you could get a life. ^^

Free KC said...

I for one am looking forward to Anderson Cooper spanking Kansas City for all the nation to see. Can't wait to feel the sweet tingles.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^ Lulz.

Gross.

The Future said...

Save the paseo will win but WILL NOT be enacted. Think about it and remember it for later.

Anonymous said...

Another example of what passes for "leadership" in KCMO.
The self-serving urban core revs who think it's more important to rename a street than to try to curb the horrendous violence in their own neighborhoods.
And the past gang at city hall whose upside-down priorities are legend and who didn't have the guts to even follow the city's charter.
It takes real skill and effort to end up with a lose/lose proposition.
Congratulations!
The laughingstock of the entire country.

Anonymous said...

Leave it the violent child like members of the city to make us all look like racist to the rest of the country.

Anonymous said...

Is he saying our ghetto hood rats are comparable to terrorists? That is racist?

Anonymous said...

Anderson Cooper? Why should we care what a man who sucks cock thinks about Kansas City?

Anonymous said...

^^^ yes they are and no it’s not racist to tell the truth

Anonymous said...

And yet he isn't. Weird.

Thaireee Ibreedheem said...

Regardless of what a group wants or does in KCMO if it does not fit the narrative of the democrats/progressives/fake fat revs/failed Star it will always be called racist.

Anonymous said...

6:51...very eloquently stated question.

Anonymous said...

Assuming that the Paseo gets its name back, shouldn't we immediately start a petition to re-name the former Brush Creek Boulevard (now Cleaver Blvd.) after Dr. King?

Who could possibly object to that?

Anonymous said...

@4:30 has a good idea, but we'll have to wait for some construction first, "Trump Boulevard" would be a perfect name for a one-way street leading into the new Jail!

Anonymous said...

This is not a lose/lose for KC. The renaming of the Street back to Paseo is a huge win. It shames the corrupt Ministers and weak City Council members. The MLK naming of the Paseo was an effort by Clever and his minister frauds in bullying the city council members to go along with this scheme.
Reed, James and Jolie should be ashamed of themselves.

Anonymous said...

Why not rename Main St. to Sly Sylvester James Blvd? The ultra popular rock star Mayor of your city?

Everyone will be happy?

Anonymous said...

This is where America starts to realize how racist black people are

Anonymous said...


If the Paseo stays MLK Blvd then we have a racist city!!!!!!! Blacks WILL PERSECUTED BIG TIME OVER THIS. This is their piss on the light pole!

Anonymous said...

I suggest we just rename the city "Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. City", that would solve the problem and virtue signal how woke KC (sorry "MLKC") has become.

chuck said...

No one who cares about property values, wants to live on, or name a street after Martin Luther King. No matter how much you profess your undying love for that Communist, philandering rapist -

http://theconversation.com/im-an-mlk-scholar-and-ill-never-be-able-to-view-king-in-the-same-light-118015

property values all over the US on streets named after, again, that Communist, philandering rapist, drop like a stone in Paseo lake right after ANY street is named, MLK BLVD.

You would be better off naming it Bull Connor BLVD and patrolling it with German Shepherds and an additional 150 cops that the city can't afford (wink, wink).

Anonymous said...

How bout renaming Broadway to Jermaine Reed Blvd.


Will that make the clergy happy?

Anonymous said...

And today we shall EMBRACE WHITE POWER!!! Right chuck?

Anonymous said...

Mayor Tweety Bird Q gittin some heat today!

Replying to @QuintonLucasKC
Democracy only lends power to those most capable of controlling and leading the mob through lying, deceit, obfuscation, and subversion. The "elites" are not leaders...they are not capable men... they are liars... snakes...and you are a puppet complicit in their crimes. Good luck

Anonymous said...

How bout renaming State Line to Kiki Curls Blvd?

Anonymous said...

Is Lyin' Sly voting?

Anonymous said...

It's only controversial because the irreverent reverends made a racial issue out of it, like they do out of almost everything. The actual subject of Save The Paseo anger is the timorous City Council, who couldn't find among themselves enough backbone to tell the reverends to get approval of property owners along The Paseo as required by ordinance.

chuck said...

8:25 That is exactly correct. Just like the literally tens of thousands of Black Power organizations, just like La Raza, just like the many Asian Power organizations I embrace to the core, WHITE POWER.

What is good for the Black/Brown Fascist, Goose Stepping, Anti-Fa Goose, is good for the White Gander.

Anonymous said...

"...those most capable of controlling and leading the mob through lying, deceit, obfuscation, and subversion."

LOOOK TONYEEEEEEE HE MENTIONED YOU

Anonymous said...

White people make up less than 10% of the world's population and the rest of the world, wants us dead. Make no mistake about it.

Fuck the rest of the world.

chuck said...

9:01 Again, you blinkered, myopic moron, White Power is no different than Black or Brown Power. You just don't like an even playing field.

It is time for the sun to set on ALL racist legislation that was and is designed to marginalize whites by way of the color of their skin. NO more Affirmative Action, no more set asides, no more quotes, no more "You get to go to the front of the line because you are not the evil color white".

9:01 I gotta go to work now, but before I do, I am gonna go to my shitter and drop your kids off at the pool. The good news is, that, as ugly as they are, they are smarter than you are, the bad news, they can't swim.

Anonymous said...

it never should have been renamed in the first place. it was a super shady and sneaky name swap to begin with

Anonymous said...

Chuck, when you go to Popeye's today don't burn my biscuits. When you do them right, they're gooood

Anonymous said...

How bout Alonzo Washington Blvd?

Unknown said...

Save the Paseo and restore KC history.

Anonymous said...

Change the name of the street going to City Hall "Intellectual Shit Hole Drive

Anonymous said...

How about just renaming a numbered street to MLK and be done with it.

Anonymous said...

Such is life in the Intellectual Desert

Anonymous said...

9:11: What edition if the encyclopaedia is that? It sounds like one from around 1916 when Madison Grant was writing "The Passing of the Great Race."

Science has come a long way since then.

Super Dave said...

I agree with 9:32 why not rename say 18th street to MLK Blvd since it runs right through the heart of the so called Vine Jazz district that was created to salute all the black Jazz musicians that were supposed to have come from Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Leave it 18th from State Line east to the Paseo, then MLK from the Paseo through the Congo, and I'll go along with Dave's idea!

Anonymous said...

Sure science has come a long way 9:52 but you don't see them passing new Laws of Thermodynamics, do you?

There are always going to be immutable truths and the inferiority of the negro race is going to be one of them, like gravity and the laws of physics.

Anonymous said...

Man there seems to be a LOT of Jussie Smellet's on this BLOG today..... Chill Out ! I'm being NICE TKC.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, great thread, that represents this blog to a T.

Anonymous said...

Interesting side note to the Paseo, the city spent thousands of dollars in 2016 getting the Paseo registered as a nationally historic boulevard, funny how those in office during that period of time and still around for the name change ignored this important fact and changed the name anyway.

Anonymous said...

More truth about this scam.

https://martincitytelegraph.com/2019/04/11/historic-paseo-boulevard-how-did-we-get-here/

Anonymous said...

"The Parks Board requested Mayor Sly James form a committee to examine the options available to honor Dr. Martin Luther King. As the petition circulated in April 2018, James’ created the MLK Advisory Group."

All you need to know about how this train wreck began.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ you think that's how it started? How cute! Cleaver ordered this. Sorry you're so late to the discussion.

Ren said...

I like how the white side is represented by a crying woman. Never seen so much drama over the name of a street. You save the paseo thugs need to get a life and think about moving somewhere else. This city is too big for you.

Anonymous said...

I find it telling that most of the "save the paseo" organizers don't even live in Kansas City, Missouri. They can't vote today. Idiots.

MLK Blvd will win because that's what the residents want.

Anonymous said...

Kind of funny Kansas City Polite Society is only worried now what everybody else already knows. Google does a word count for racist words used and Kansas City is on par with Cleveland. NAACP already has a travel advisory for black and brown people. The high murder rate is a direct result of racist policy. John Birch Society got it's start in Kansas City. Kansas City Business Bureau is called "The White Collar Klan". MARC is run by Kemper and Kaufman Foundation. This isn't exactly an existential crisis ya know.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ But the vote isn't limited to the "residents" (inner city), so it'll go back to the National Historic Name designation that it took the City so long to obtain.

By the way, the majority of those residents who signed the Petition that placed this matter on the ballot lived and worked along the PASEO!

Anonymous said...

@12:47, try again!
The John Birch Society (or as we called it back in the day, "The Jack Acid Society") started in Indianapolis in 1958.
Google denies the "word count" myth.
The rest of your assertations (or ASSertations) are speculation!

Just the facts, Jack Off!

I love KC said...

Actually, 12:47 has a lot of things right. This Save the paseo junk is racist. Glad to see it going down in flames. They do not have the votes.

Anonymous said...

1:09 you’re an idiot, most of the save the Paseo people are black so.....

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Absolute lie. You idiots recruited some tokens. That's some tired old Republcian bullshit. Move out of KC, move back to JoCo. You don't really want to live in a city. You just want to turn every place into a shopping mall. Get over it!

Anonymous said...

Sure science has come a long way 9:52 but you don't see them passing new Laws of Thermodynamics, do you?

There are always going to be immutable truths and the inferiority of the negro race is going to be one of them, like gravity and the laws of physics.

11:12: I can't help but notice you didn't answer the question.

If you think "immutable truths" include the inferiority of one race over another, then no doubt you also believe the earth is the center of the universe and man will never fly.

You might also keep in mind, especially if you're of Italian, Irish, Greek, Polish, Slavic, etc. descent, Madison Grant would also have classified you as an inferior race. It's immutable.

Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

I see you Manny

Anonymous said...

Imagine living on a street and then one day its renamed to MLK Blvd and you can't get any cute girls to come over because they know you live in the ghetto now

Phil Cardarella said...

I guess you had to be there at the church to appreciate just how INTENTIONALLY disruptive this embarrassing “raid” was. Forty or so people in “Save the Paseo” (apparently under the impression that naming a street after an American hero who happens to be black it tantamount to its destruction) “uniforms” marched into a crowded church and stood standing blocking the center aisles – frightening families with children into leaving and making it impossible for others to even see the speakers. (As families with children fled, fearful of a fracas, one of the white disruption organizers stood grinning by the doorway as they left.)

Oddly enough, none of these disruptive folks seem upset about the boulevards that were named after slave owning white men like Ward, Wornall and Benton. Perhaps they will be marching on Community Christian next Sunday? They are OK with naming “something” for King, just not something really nice.

If the City strikes King’s name from the street, it will send a message of hatred across the nation, perhaps around the globe. What organization will want to have a convention here to fill our new “convention” hotel?

I am tired of one thing: If you must begin your argument with “I’m not racist, but…” You are.

Anonymous said...

"IF SAVE THE PASEO LOSES, CITY HALL GARNERS LICENSE TO COMMIT EVEN MORE SKETCHY INSIDERS DEALS WITHOUT KANSAS CITY VOTER CONSENT"

You mean like:

East Patrol relocation
TOY Train
Subsidized grocery store
Gifting John Miles land he should have paid for
Funding John Miles religious conventions
Gifting money to John Miles for his church community center and apartment complex for geezers?
Soccer Park nobody wanted or needed instead of giving residents access to sewers like they promised.
Gifting 18th Vine billions of dollars, repeatedly without end

Is this the shit youre talking about? They have been doing it for 8 years now.

Anonymous said...

Do people outside the US even know who MLK was?

Anonymous said...

I voted today! But no name the Paseo on the ballot! Oh, what? It wasn't on the ballot in Lenexa? Damn, I wanted to vote to make it Paseo again!

The Fat REVEREND said...

@ 603, If we fat revs fixed the violence then they wouldn't have candle light vigils anymore. Can't let that happen, gotta get my TV time.

Anonymous said...

I just want the media to get it right, when there's a shooting they name paseo but every other time it's MLK. The hypocrisy is amazing.

Retro ROCKER said...

Tonys Right. The Media is ready .And it is the City Councils falt along with the Fake Preachers. We need to find out who Lobbied THE Preacher's to have the Paseo Name Changed. Come on reporters. Do your investigative reports. These Preachers,are not the Brightest .They should be Fighting crime in ther communities.

Anonymous said...

The only 2 street names in all of KC that should NOT be changed are (1) The Paseo, and (2) Motherfuckin' Van Brunt!

Anonymous said...

2:05, Phil, your audition for drama queen was exceptional!

Anonymous said...

1:34 you really are stupid aren’t you

Anonymous said...

2:05, you're tired of just one thing? We'll have to work harder to make you tired of many more things.

Here's what the Save The Paseo protesters did NOT do: shout down the speakers; wave signs and unfurl banners; invade the stage and snatch the mic; use a bullhorn; physically intimidate the attendees. All of these are things that Democratic Party protesters do routinely, without objection from you. And not only without objection, but with your vocal support of their exercise of their free speech rights. Hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

For me, it has nothing to do with race-what I objected to was the way this was handled by the city council. The Reverends just pushed this through the city council without regard to any wants or needs of the rest of the citizens of the city. And yes you're right----either way this is bad news for the city. What a weak-kneed city council we have;to allow themselves to knuckle under
to this bunch of bullies! And based on his statements, I am ashamed I voted for Mayor Lucas.

Anonymous said...

Phil @ 2:05, wasn't Mrs. C one of the strongest sponsors of pushing the Paseo as a Historical Designation (at a cost of $70,000+) less than two years before jumping on the MLK bandwagon?

BTW, I was one of two dozen white volunteers in Mississippi driving (what were then called, politely)Negro Voters to voter registration in 1967,and paid the price in lead shotgun pellets I still have!

So don't even try to imply that I'm a racist unless your fat ass was doing something for Civil Rights at the same time!

Anonymous said...

^^^Don't take it personally. It's just politics. Mr. and Mrs. C are bigwigs in the local Democratic Party. They are quite aware that if their party doesn't get 95% + of the black vote, it will never win another state or national election. Hence the pandering to their party overseers (the reverends) who are charged with keeping the colored folk on the plantation.