Thursday, January 16, 2020

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY 'SAVE MLK BLVD' MOVEMENT LAUNCHES ON NATIONAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATING LEGACY OF CIVIL RIGHTS ICON!!!



Backed by some of Kansas City's top ranking political leaders, a few members of the urban core clergy refuse to surrender their goal of transforming The Paseo into MLK Blvd despite the will of voters.

To wit . . .



THE FIGHT TO KEEP KANSAS CITY CONTROVERSIAL STREET SIGNS INTACT STARTS AGAIN ON MLK DAY!!!

Some of our smarter readers are already aware of this move and we talked about it last month. No, the signs have yet to come down and the lame excuses about waiting till the Spring and public forums mostly serve as a distraction for gullible newsies.

Sure the City Council vote was overridden by a citizen initiative petition that won TREMENDOUS CITYWIDE SUPPORT from both the urban core and Northland along with garnering nationwide headlines.

However . . .



Go ask Clay Chastain about City Hall keeping promises after the outcome of petition efforts. 

A decade after his victory at the ballot, he's still waiting on gondolas floating in the sky above Downtown and light rail to the airport which voters agreed to establish via one of his petitions.

And let's forgo a tense discussion about the CITYWIDE VOTE DEMANDING VOTER PARTICIPATION IN THE STREETCAR'S FUTURE. That ballot initiative was shredded on arrival.  

And here's where things get really down & dirty . . .

Protesters who created a disturbance inside a church have been tagged as worse than the Klan by top ranking KC politicos and that sentiment has garnered support on the council. The political faux pas has evoked a very real negative consequence for the goals of "Save The Paseo" as City Hall seems more than willing to basically rip up the petition of these alleged haters.

Both City Hall and some Democratic Party supporters are more than willing to fund a court fight that could take years . . .

Or even worse, the haphazard petition could reinstate The Paseo for just a few blocks. 

We noted previously, KC hosts many two name streets in much the same way that Broadway Blvd turns into J.C. Nichols Parkway for a bit.

And so given that KCMO and the entire nation seems to be as politically fractured as the West Bank, all of this debate might be over a small swath of land as The Paseo renewed over a few blocks instead of 9 miles would TECHNICALLY satisfy the sloppy petition and also serve as a slap in the face against protesters who arrogantly wasted their political capital by way of a nasty and universally denounced church protest.



This situation is still in flux but here's what we know for certain:

THE MLK BLVD DEBATE IS NOT OVER IN KANSAS CITY!!!



In conclusion, the street fight clearly demonstrates that the local MLK legacy has been irrevocably damaged by divisive seemingly endless arguments by groups who demand to mark their territory above any consideration related to history or civil rights. Future generations might one day examine how this episode in local history has worsened race relations and torn apart communities rather than served to unite Kansas City.

Developing . . .

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

The petition is clear but I don't doubt they'll try to lawyer out of it. I think Save The Paseo would find lots of funding and support if a court battle was to start. The voters have spoken!

Anonymous said...

^^^ I think that's the point smart guy. The voters speak a lot of the time but City Hall doesn't listen. Why should this situation be any different?

Anonymous said...

It goes to court they try to undermine the vote. That's a promise.

Anonymous said...

^^^ That's what Clay said. Weird.

Bernie or Warren, don't care said...

Metcalf Ave should be the next MLK Blvd.

Your search history said...

In many ways it already is given all of the JoCo dudes and their sweet curvaceous wives who love to be cucked.

Anonymous said...

Wow, city hall really doesn't give a shit about the people who live in the city. The vote wasn't even close but they still insist on this.

Also, are there any sources on this story because I didn't see any?

Anonymous said...

Ride the streetcar to the airport. The source is aboard!

George Wallace said...

January twentieth will be James Earl Ray day in my neighborhood. My neighborhood doesn't have murders, crack-whores, or attacks by roving packs of dogs. No trannies, faggots, or dykes either. Mobs of Black "teens" don't create chaos and destroy places of business. These realities exist because White Christians a running the show. Enjoy your rainbow, KCMO !

Anonymous said...

and yet your neighborhood isn't really a neighborhood at all, rather it's a trailer park. You don't even own the shitty trailer you squat in either. Your neighbors are in-bred, redneck, cousin-fuckin', dummies who populate said trailer park. You all exist by stealing copper and collecting aluminum cans to feed your meth habits. You're all hooked on Oxy and have 3 to 5 raging STD's at any given time. There. Fixed it for you. Weird.

Anonymous said...

The people have spoken. Their votes should count!

Anonymous said...

Fuck off 10:47 you're so demented you think a majority of the people live in a trailer park same as you. So YOU put down the crack pipe and go to rehab.

Anonymous said...

^^^ That would be nice. Not going to happen. MLK is here to stay. Sorry.

Harvey Rapist Weinstein said...

It is important to honor and revere rapists. MLK was a rapist -

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/martin-luther-king-rape-fbi-tapes-video-mlk-laugh-files-a8932206.html

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9158129/martin-luther-king-jr-laughed-as-pastor-friend-raped-woman-in-hotel-and-had-affairs-with-40-women-fbi-tapes-claim/

https://www.theipinionsjournal.com/2019/05/mlk-was-not-just-a-womanizer-but-a-gang-rapist-too/

https://pulpitandpen.org/2018/01/13/why-you-shouldnt-ccelebrate-martin-luther-king-jr-this-mlk-day/

I think I should also get a street named after me - Harvey Weinstein Way!!!

Anonymous said...

^^I think you should get your lazy ass to work chuck. God, you're lazy!

chuck said...

11:09 Trying to convince anyone on this blog that you are capable of "Thinking" is a bridge way to far moron.

Anonymous said...

I see no links to a news source here. Who is behind this supposed movement? Where is this MLK Day announcement being made?

This whole post is a mishmash of previous articles unrelated to the "breaking" news, which appears to be nothing more than a rumor. A made up story to generate anger and clicks. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Fuck off 11:09

Anonymous said...

E. Clever and his east side crooked ministers were the instigators of the the original City resolution. Weak and small minded council members caved in to Clever and Reed. Clever will now not give up on this just like James did not give up on the Street Car expansion after the city voted to stop the funding. It is time to defeat Clever at ballot box.

Anonymous said...

Rename the city "MLKC"

Unknown said...

Undemocratic idiots. Save the Paseo! Respect Kansas City history!

Anonymous said...

11:20 I recently spoke to a neighborhood activist who’s in every bodies business and he said they want the cleave gone and mlk ain’t over with, he is pushing for mlk airport, I reminded him that Atlanta has that already and he said and I quote “they do?” I also asked him why do we have to pay and how much will it cost us to use his name and he said it doesn’t matter, it’s worth a million dollars a year to the blacks so they can have something inspirational. I’m sure he doesn’t mean we’ll be paying that much but Jesus Christ they really don’t care how much it cost.

Anonymous said...

0-3 on changing a street to mlk and the only people pushing this is the cleave and the fat fake revs and their little buddies, if this was so important to the black community then why have they voted it down 3 times since 1978?

1978- Prospect Ave = NO
2011- Prospect Ave = NO
2019- Paseo Blvd = NO

There seems to be a pattern after streets that begin with a P.

Anonymous said...

With 2019 close to a record homicides, the vast majority of which occur in "the urban core", you'd think maybe that the revs would have something more beneficial to "the community" than to try to overturn a very decisive election in which the majority of residents in KCMO decided that the Paseo should stay as it has been.
Praise God and pass the ammunition!

Anonymous said...

@ 11:36 - So you're just now after 60 years of this crap realize that the minorities never spend their own money, they spend your money. They don't have money because of gold chains, crack, cannabis, Meth, oxy, heroin, Colt 45's and guns (Oh, and Cadillac's). The thing they lack most is a good education because they don't go to school but listen to Rap music(?). You can't make them go to school!
They want to honor MLKjr who was a womanizer worse than Weinstein, Clinton and Trump combined. But don't let the facts get in the way. In every top 50 city in the US with a street named MLK it is the heart of the poverty and crime area, great motivation.
The KCMO City Council acts like the dems in congress that don't want the facts when they can make up the lies much easier.
What do you expect when you elect a MOC (Mayor of Color).

Anonymous said...

Emperor Tony has no clothes. Despite the many updates insisting there is a Save the MLK Blvd movement, he hasn't one iota of evidence to support his claims. This is just click bait pot-stirring.

Anonymous said...

Fuck You 12:45, if you hate it so bad then stay the fuck away and shut the fuck up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chuck said...

12:45 is Liberal as she can be, has nothing intelligent to add to the discourse, just playground insults and predictable anti-free speech BS.

It really is too bad, that the Progressives who read this blog, NEVAR have anything useful to add to the conversation and only engage in ad hominem attacks. Other points of view are important and the paucity of any reasonable counter arguments that don't appeal to emotion from a supposed "High Ground" is certainly lacking.

Anonymous said...

12:45: And yet you're here. And posting. Repeatedly. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Many
Lame
Killings

Anonymous said...

Chuck, give it a rest you fucking dolt. Next time you think of opening your mouth, take a knife and fuck yourself in the ass with it. Then ask yourself if what you were thinking is worth saying out loud.

Anonymous said...

This Council ignores the will of the people at their own peril. Will all the crap that has happened to taxpayers and voters for the past few years, I really feel a revolt is in the air! We are tired of you treating us like rubes!!! We will not forget this at the next election!

Anonymous said...

There's already a ''MARTY'' and a ''MARTY LANE'' in JoCo.

There.

Now you animals shut the fuck up and go back to your regularly scheduled "Hate Whitey Program" which is already in progress.

We've had enough DIVERSITY shoved down our throats to last forever. We've given you head starts and heads up and all you do is shit on your opportunities.

Stop listening to the reverends.....It's not like they actually give a fuck about you, Homey.

Anonymous said...

You should kick off the revolution by giving your sister's gunt an intense tongue-lashing!

Anonymous said...


Sorry to say race relations started when Barack Obama was president it has nothing to do with The Paseo name change!

Anonymous said...

^^OK Boomer. It's time to die.

Anonymous said...

You first, faggot!

Anonymous said...

James Earl Ray was a Patsy set up by the F.B.I. you dumb bastard..

Anonymous said...

True day x 10000

Anonymous said...

The readets on TKC was first to show you that they didn't take they didn't take those signs down. Keep believin the city will respect your votes. It hasn't happened in years but I guess you trust your coincil. Most of us dont.

Anonymous said...

Keep MLK nobody cares about the Paseo.

Anonymous said...

There are 7 votes on the council to keep mlk. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I believe that the dual street solution is the best way to go. The petition did not specify that the signs needed to be replaced over 9 miles, simply that the Paseo was to be reestablished. I don't think the Northeast neighbors really care about pushing their signs deep into the east side, this is just a fight not over the paseo on Independence Avenue. Therein lies the Compromise. Put the Paseo back on Independence Avenue and the petition has been honored. And maybe we can all get on with our lives.

Anonymous said...

Then you sir, are a dumbass!

Anonymous said...

3:50 mlk nevar went past independence Ave to begin with so.....

Anonymous said...

3:50,

You sure are one dumb fucking deluded cunt. You should drink bleach to ensure nobody ever has to be subjected to your asinine opinions ever again.

Real KC said...

Save The Paseo!

Anonymous said...

Instead, post a MLK monument where every 2019 KCMO murder was committed. Then post pictures of those that committed them. Shows us all those white supremist and kills by cops the media keeps blowharding about.

Anonymous said...

Get a new fckn icon or at least more than 1.

Anonymous said...

The cleave is a sick, delusional, lyin crooked former pastor who needs to be put out of his misery, he is delusional and may be suffering from dementia, he only has one thing that he can focus on and I bet the fat fake revs have to call and remind him every day that killa shitty must have a mlk street or else. Somebody please run against this asshat and take his spot away from him, please, I’m begging you.

Anonymous said...

Name the street after what I always overhear black men talking about when they have their epiphany conversations "I am Going to Focus on my Son Street"

Anonymous said...

And here I thought chuck knew the difference between to, two and too.

I apologize.

Anonymous said...

5:28 that was deeeeep. The truth most be nuzzled in ur ass and u can not get it out either.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen any interviews with the Revs recently. You would think with their big holiday coming up they would be out trying to push for MLK again.

Anonymous said...

The street has stayed MLK so long after the vote. Why don't they take the signs down now? I also don't believe the community meeting excuse!

Anonymous said...

4:10, of course The Paseo continues north of Independence Boulevard (it's an avenue only east of Benton). Drive there yourself and learn.

Anonymous said...

Sore losers cant take no for an answer. No means no.

Anonymous said...

9:02 everyone loses b/c of this bullshit. dolt. keep your mommy language to yourself.

Anonymous said...

If co-opting the name of a street is viewed as a black victory, that's sad. It means victorious conquered context worthy of a flag stake to some , and merely a logistical, financial pain in the ass to others, but define it as your 1 sided war on whitey dictates. If black folks want compensation for slavery, all the families of dead Union soldiers want a liberation fee.
Y'all can't even give George Washington Carver worthy props.

Anonymous said...

how many black kids in US do you suppose do not know who GWC was?

Anonymous said...

current black civil rights movement in the US has the deptth of a nicki minaj video.

Anonymous said...

Leave the signs, keep MLK!

Let's move forward, The Paseo is the past.

Anonymous said...

Yes, move your civil rights forward from the police and street names b/c it does not accomplish shit!

Anonymous said...

blacks killing one another en masse remains the present!

Anonymous said...

Mlk is the past. Died 1968. He is no longer relevant. Only folks who want this name are the elderly. Its not 1958 anymore. Let it go.

Anonymous said...

No means no, asshole. Deal with it. Move on.

Anonymous said...

Name one reason Kansas City should have an MLK Boulevard. Because everyone else has one is invalid use of taxpayer resources. Restore MLK Park! That is a fitting honor. Make it as nice as you want and make that part of Woodland MLK Street.

Anonymous said...

Eat shit,1:36. Your comments are tired and dull. Just like you.

Anonymous said...

Because the City directors are imbeciles.

Anonymous said...

Best idea I’ve heard so far. The Mayor and Council need to respect the voters will. (They won’t but they should. That’s Shields’ face front and center with an MLK sign.)