Monday, March 16, 2020

FIGHT TKC: KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS IS DOING A GOOD JOB AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC LOCK DOWN!!!



For the record, this is NOT a political endorsement . . . TKC has only done that twice, both times were very early in the history of this blog. Word to House Of Pain: Once was to protect voting rights and keep a guy with mental issues out of office, the other endorsement was for a fellow admirer of urban Black Irish culture. Jump around.

But I digress . . .

RESOLVED: KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS HAS DONE A GOOD JOB IN TRYING TO PROTECT THIS COWTOWN FROM CORONAVIRUS!!!

Basically . . .

The ban on local events of more than 50 people simply reinforces directives from the CDC and hopes the community will invest in protecting our most vulnerable residents from the Coronavirus, which has claimed thousands of lives across the world.

There's an argument that the mayor was slow to move but let's not forget that in the absence of accurate testing there hasn't yet been a reported case in KCMO. Moreover, the Mayor is using his social media presence on Facebook & Twitter and even his mobile phone to warn stubborn local party people that threat is real and the lack of "social distancing" has the potential to impact the entire community.

Putting Kansas City on lock down was a good idea and while it's correct that the Mayor could do even more . . . The reason we believe his performance has been impressive is that HE IS LISTENING TO CONSTITUENTS and putting public safety first.

Follow-up:

FB Livestream: ‪Mayor Lucas, Governor Parson, local emergency management, health and law enforcement leaders are hosting a media availability now, following a #COVID19 briefing in Kansas City.‬

Fox4: Missouri Governor Mike Parson says sixth person in state tests positive for COVID-19

Fight me in the comments and we'll post some of the most thoughtful replies for Tuesday . . .

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

agree +100.

There are other mayors in Missouri and Kansas who haven't lifted a finger. Maybe they don't care about their residents. At least Quinton is TRYING to do his job.

Anonymous said...

Relief for restaurant workers and owners would be nice.

Westport Voter said...

What you should point out is that most of the people who hate on the mayor every day don't even live in Kansas City. Some of them aren't from anywhere in the area, they aren't part of this community and should be blocked.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Kj said...

-69

I always here that argument, the truth is that people who live in Johnson County also pay the E-tax and that gives us more than a right to weigh in on the mayor. Because he's stealing our money!

Anonymous said...

Churches should be shut.
Too many old people feel guilty not going.
They will burden and carry to hospitals.

When will Bishops everywhere realize churches are the last standing entity in a healthy environment?

Is this the plague talked about in the Bible- ?

Anonymous said...

^^Umm sorry no. You have zero say on what goes on in TKC. You pay the earnings tax dummy because you use our services & drive on our streets. Don't like that? Then move! Now shut the fuck up. Also, learn the difference between here and hear.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Lucas:

If you read this have all leaders of churches close all churches for 4 weeks.

Churches: You are in effect making thousands sick and how many will you let die?

Anonymous said...

@8:08...and what do we get by using KC's, "Services"?

Most if all public services in KS are horrible. The streets are the worst in the area. Police are a joke. Water tastes like garbage.

So can I have my money back for KC's sub-standard services?

Anonymous said...

^^NO. You can't. Deal with it. Move or shut it. That's all you can do. You've already demonstrated that you're a moron. Please go find something better to do. You're all done here.

Anonymous said...

@8:27Am...you never answered the question. What does my E-Tax money get me in KC's horrible services?

Roads? All roads in KC proper are tire bursting, rim breakers.
Police? Worst in the area.
Water? Taste like garbage.
Snow removal to get to work? Do KC Proper even plows their snow?

So again, what services do the E-Tax gets us?

Anonymous said...

^^They get you those services dummy. All of them. Again, don't like them? You can fucking move. What don't you understand about that? Go find a fucking job outside of KC? Can you understand that dummy?

Anonymous said...

Q sucks as a mayor, he’s slow to follow what the state does, Frankie boi is even worse, koloreds cant handle that kind of responsibility

Anonymous said...

Maybe, still unknown how good a job is has done/is doing; but his problem is that he surrounds himself with people who aren't competent and have other agendas than the best interest of the public. Some are just trying to solidify power in this City and using a crisis to do it

Anonymous said...

BREAKING!!!!!!!

Mayor Selfie-Q made a personal call (pleading) to TKC asking for a show of support in this time of crisis.

What is the purpose of this blog? To counter the rose-colored controlled-media narrative found nearly everywhere else in this region, or to serve as an independent and necessary critic of the status quo?

FACT: Mayor Lucas, then Councilman Lucas, was on-board with all the big wasteful boondoggle projects (KCI single terminal, downtown convention hotel, ToyTrain, corporate giveaways, etc.) Yes, he stipulated slight disagreements a few times, but in the end, went with the flow and screwed taxpayers.

FACT: Wishing to protect KCMO corporate interests behind the Big 12 tournament, just days ago he was saying the "show must go on." Then he got the tap from above that this "virus thing" was on a national roll-out and there was absolutely NO fighting it. This is the biggest thing in this country since 9/11, and what no one is uttering is that it's a "planned event." Where did the legislation "Coronavirus Relief Act" come from that Congress just rammed through?

Americans are going to get screwed AGAIN because they still trust the media and the federal government/corporate oligarchy/military-intelligence community. You are a slave Neo!

Anonymous said...

Again @8:42AM...most of those services are horrible and sub-par. Where does all that money go too? It's not roads, police, water or snow removal. Where?

Go4KC said...

I can assure you that the mayor's office has NEVER made contact or called TKC. Just like you, I'm surprised by this post and I don't know whether or not it's a troll that's trying to be clever and missing the mark.

What I do know for sure is that the mayor's leadership is NO JOKE and he is doing the very best he can to keep this city safe. Nobody can deny it. Not even the haters from this dumb blog.

Anonymous said...

Everyone above and below had a chance to run and beat him. Where was your expertise and abilities during the election ?

Anonymous said...

The mayor was slow to start but he's catching up a lot faster than most. You've got Trump telling people to "relax" and then sending the markets down. Somebody tell the President to SHUT UP!

I Love Kansas City said...

I've seen so much garbage on social media because of this thing. At least there is some good info on the ban as we try to flatten the curve!

Anonymous said...

Good time for the city to get out and continue filling potholes.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't Sly James be out in his clown suit assuring everyone everything is still vibrant?

Anonymous said...

The number of prayer vigils and balloon releases will be drastically reduced.

Anonymous said...

@9:19-No. You should be preparing what to do with your remains after this virus comes though. Call your estranged family Boomer.

Anonymous said...

It's all pointless...The CIRCUIT COURTS remain open and hundreds, if not thousands, of people will pass through there and fan out over the multi county area. Dismiss this if you want, but when your mom or dad get it I will sit back and offer my condolences.

Anonymous said...

Dummy, your JOCO water intake on the Kaw is 1/2 mile downstream from an EPA superfund site and also the biggest metro garbage landfill. Why don't you work on your own glaring problems?

Anonymous said...

NAZI scum go Fuck off.

Anonymous said...

9:33, why don't you call the Presiding Judge of Jackson County and share your insights? He just loves to hear from the people.

Anonymous said...

Biden rallies will not be affected.

Anonymous said...

Sadly yes a troll but also your garden variety Trumpy making literally insane excuses for Trump's arrogant incompetence. I mean can you imagine the complaints coming from the other side of Trumpy's doubletalking mouth if Congress had done nothing?

Anonymous said...

Tony, he's doing a lot better job than you. because you're being totally irresponsible.

Anonymous said...

Better than Sly would have done; that joker would have been throwing midnight pizza parties

Anonymous said...

CLOSE DOWN THE NATION!!

In 2019, there were more homicide deaths in KCMO than ALL current reported coronavirus deaths to-date in the United States.

PANIC PEOPLE! HUNKER DOWN! HOARD FOOD AND TOILET PAPER! DO WHAT YOU'RE TOLD! OBEY YOUR MASTER!

Coronavirus Total Deaths Worldwide
6,705


Washington state US

35 death

California US

6 death

New York US

5 death

Florida US

4 death

Louisiana US

2 death

New Jersey US

1 death

Colorado US

1 death

Georgia US

1 death

Kansas US

1 death

Oregon US

1 death

South Dakota US

1 death

Virginia US

1 death

Anonymous said...

Chimpy! So rude today. What say do you have? You eat welfare bananas and live in a zoo!

Never forget you're just our little chimpy clown.

Anonymous said...

So funny when our little chimp thinks he knows things. Go Chimpy!

Anonymous said...

What's even funnier is the moronic geezers who don't know anything and equate homicide deaths to a pandemic that's just ramping up. LOL! Tick tock. Bye bye.

Anonymous said...

Shame on you for minimizing. The reason we need to avoid contact is to flatten the cure and prevent more deaths.

Anonymous said...

^^Don't talk facts to the geezers here. They have no interest in them and further, don't believe in them. They only listen to their President who is completely in over his head, or Faux News which purposely distorts the facts and outright lies to them.

Anonymous said...


CDC states the worst transmission of C-virus is via "Fecal Contamination".

Bad news for giggly "male" Democrat butt-slammers.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else been invited to isolate, vacation and party the next eight weeks with Bezo's on his $400 million super mega yacht?

Anonymous said...

JUST THE FACTS MA'AM

(brief THINK item)

November 21, 2019
(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,290 confirmed and probable cases and 5 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 47 so far this year.

Your memory is SO short.
You've been trained and groomed as an ADHD corporate-news propaganda addict.

We now return to regular programming...
Hey, how 'bout them Chiefs!
Trump is a Nazi!
Biden is a mental patient!
Sanders is a Communist!
Where can I find the latest porn?
Oh no! I'm almost out of toilet paper.
Who has the best hamburgers in KC?

Anonymous said...

Mayor Lucas..... hahahahaha!

All Lucas and for that matter Frankie boy are doing is following the states lead, Frankie is just two days behind everybody else. Jeff City is where the real leadership is during this crisis.

The only difference between the city and the county is Lucas reads his emails from the state right away, Frankie boy waits until he plays two rounds of golf before he checks his.

Anonymous said...

11:34 interesting, but not probable without further investigation.

Super Dave said...

Look as a Mayor I think Lucas is terrible. But at least he is repeating and pleading to the public what people much smarter than him are saying to do. Those of you who think this blog is a totally Kansas City Mo thing are just simply pushing your desires into an area that does not exist or deciding how Tony should operate what's essentiality is his. Kansas City mean Kansas City Metro Area as a whole. Hell I have lived in JoCo my entire life, in partnership on ground in KCK and KCMo both and tell people all the time when I travel I live in Kansas City. I don't say I live in Johnson County of any of those cities because 90% of the people 150 miles from here probably have no clue where the majority of those towns are. But everyone one more or less knows where Kansas City is rather they understand there is a kansas and missouri side or not.

When you pay any tax based on earnings or owned property to an area you have a right to speak out on government actions in that area. You may not have voting rights but you do have rights to speak out. Those of you who say those living in JoCo have no right to speak out against KCMo are among the first to weigh in with trash talk or what ever when an issue happens in say Prairie Village, Olathe or Leawood.

Instead of looking to place blame on someone all the time we instead should look at ways to prevent such from happening in the future and set into place our own practices to not only protect ourselves but to protect those around us. One thing I have noticed of late is the number of people thinking they have the right as an American citizen to be protected from everything and anything but are unwilling to pay for such or actually doing what is necessary for such to happen. To much Me Me type thinking and not enough of looking out for All Of Us takes place much to often.

Sadly most Americans have an attention span the size of an ants brain. We could and can learn from this crisis but we won't. It will be the top of everyone's thinking till it is over and forgotten even quicker. When the cost of providing what everyone wants hits the taxpayers pocketbook the screaming will start for it to stop. Too many want everything handed to them but just are not willing to pay or work for such. Lots of steps could have been taken to slow or even lowered the overall outbreak of this virus but we all know the mass majority of you all wouldn't have liked it or been willing to pay for it all. You simply can't have it both ways either we step up and do what's right all the time or we deal with things of this nature that upset the flow of life off and on. America needs to start working together and not against one another.

Anonymous said...

will the missouri-kansas border be closed?

Anonymous said...

Well, Stupor Duck, it's only been thirteen days since Trump called the outbreak a "hoax" at a campaign rally so you can imagine why people are skeptical still.

Anonymous said...

Until he closes down the casino & streetcar, you know he is just grabbing headlines.

Anonymous said...

1:18: No, but construction on the Great Wall of Colorado will be expedited.

Anonymous said...

^^^repeating a lie over and over doesn't make it true

Anonymous said...

To all of the JoCo folks who are wondering where their 1% earning tax money has gone...
Instead of maintaining the city streets, police, water and other basic services, the City Council deferred spending on these basic service items so that general fund monty could be spent on projects which benefit a very small portion of the City.
18th and Vine, Jazz Museum, 3rd District projects, Linwood grocery, MLK renaming. In 2019 the City even let expire a $2 million annual expenditure for trash pick-up.
It is tragic what happened under James leadership.
I pray Lucas will turn things around.

Anonymous said...

Stupid dave, you have can speak out all you want to on the taxes. It doesn't count for shit, and nobody will ever listen to a damn word you say, but sure, dumm, cry like the bitch you are. Makes ZERO difference. Since you don't live in KC, nobody gives a fuck what you think of the mayor. NOBODY! So quit telling us. Also, we don't want the opinion of a racist chud on anything, so take all your virus advice and shove it up your ass!

Anonymous said...

More lives will be killed today by Planned Parenthood than COVID-19.

Anonymous said...

1:29: And yet Fox News says otherwise. Weird.

Anonymous said...

To the ZERO at 1:45, please do us all a favor and shove your head up your NOBODY ass. I like the takes that Dave makes on things.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Q is a critical thinker and not beholden to the insiders as Sly was and many other mayors. As a Republican, and a geezer, I was happy to vote for him to be mayor.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Wuhan, China:

Haiku from Wuhan Wanda:

Dog go bark, bark !
Me like dog.
Dog in crock pot !
No more bark, bark.
Dog in Tummy !

Anonymous said...

Haiku from Wuhan Wanda:

Me like bat !
Better than cat.
Eat the wings !
Better than those nasty chicken things.

Anonymous said...

I am Joe Biden and I forgot this message.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:35, Geezer here and I want to say thank you for paying my Social Security

Anonymous said...

I'm Donald Trump and I wear Depends!

Anonymous said...

Haiku from Wuhan Wanda:

Bat fly high !
High in sky.
Bat will die!
Make Bat pie.

Anonymous said...

Haiku from Wuhan Wanda:

Coronavirus.
In your sinus!
Worse than Meningitis.
or Hepatitis !

Anonymous said...

Wonder why Italy has such a high incidence of Corona Virus. Could it be their Socialist health care plan?

Anonymous said...

Where the fuck is the KANSAS CITY ATHEIST COALTION in all this? Josh? Jozef? Rowan? Is your organization IMPOTENT the face of a real disaster?

What the HELL do you losers have to offer anyone?

Donald J Trump said...

I give myself a 10 out of 10. The buck doesn't stop with me. I won't order CDC recommendations. You are own your own.

Kid Rock said...

If you need to hit a bar, come on down to Kid Rock's Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville!

We won't close!!!

"Unless there's a statewide mandate that directs all bars and restaurants to be closed, the request made by Mayor Cooper is unconstitutional as he is targeting a select group of businesses"

Anonymous said...

Uhhh… @2:06, @2:12, @2:49 and @2:56,
a Hiaku consists of three lines, divided into
5 syllables,
7 syllables,
5 syllables.

So quit trying and go play with some Iocaine Powder, will you?

Anonymous said...

Doc Rex is going to do some Tai Chi and magic yoga to keep the virus out of KC.

Namaste!

Anonymous said...

It's called a 'Haiku', encyclopedia boy.

Anonymous said...

Why are the casinos open?

Anonymous said...

Your only alternative was a fat stupid lesbian.

Anonymous said...

3:52 - It's Wuhan Haiku; don't be a stupid dumb-shit every day of your life. Learn the difference.

Anonymous said...

Common sense, early action and real leadership is always appreciated no matter how difficult and real it can sometimes be. Thank you President Trump, VP Pence & Medical Team.

Anonymous said...

The "Jaysung" sanitizer being advertised on this blog is probably Wuhan Communist Chinese pissing in a plastic bottle to be exported to the United States.

Anonymous said...

Such a good little monkey, he follows orders real good!

Anonymous said...

A multibillion-dollar House coronavirus package that was hung up in negotiations between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday is now close to finalization, with both sides hoping to pass a revised version and clearing it for Senate action.

29 of 68 Coronavirus Deaths in US Are Associated with One Senior Center in Kirkland, Washington

Anonymous said...

Last nights debate between Biden and Sanders was a good reason NOT to vote for either one of them. Clearly neither are fit to handle a worldwide pandemic, much less know where the United States is on a map. This is the best what DNC offers? Must be bad joke! They just think about for themselves. They don't care about America. They just want to rule the World. Don't worry they can't beat Trump. Biden doesn't realize how easy history can be found online. Most people practically fell out of their seats when Biden said he'd treat the COVID19 the way they treated the H1N1 virus in 2009. It was a major failure on the part of government and we've learned what "not" to do.. It's obvious why Sanders has stayed in the race. Barack Obama and Joe Biden waited until millions were infected and thousands were dead before declaring a public health emergency concerning swine flu, the H1N1 virus,Bernie Sanders along with the other democrats never pushed them to do something earlier,So you liberals go ahead and lie about Trump's expedited efforts all you want but what the Obama Biden administration did is documented truth.

Anonymous said...

Thousands of Americans were stuck in large crowds in US airports for hours after President Donald Trump announced a ban on travel from many European countries and the US.

Photos showed people standing shoulder to shoulder, while others had to wait for up to seven hours to be screened.

Travellers said people with symptoms or diagnoses were not properly separated, workers did not appear to have protective gear, people in the queue were sharing objects, and healthcare workers used incorrect terms such as "China flu."

Health experts and state politicians have criticized the crowding and said it could help the virus spread.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Thousands of Americans flooded US airports over the weekend after President Donald Trump abruptly announced a ban on travel from European countries in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The ban — which came into effect on Friday night for 26 European countries, and will do so for the UK and Ireland on Monday at midnight — does not stop US citizens and some other groups from entering the country from Europe.

As an increasing number of European countries went into lockdown, and airlines issued warnings of reduced flights, many Americans rushed to fly home, in some cases paying up to $20,000 to travel.

But once they reached the US, they faced long lines and densely packed crowed as they waited for hours to go through customs and get health screenings.

This was among the many public-health issues on display as health authorities advise people to stay far apart to stop the spread of the virus that has now killed over 6,500 people and infected more than 169,000 worldwide.

Jeremy Konyndyk, a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, tweeted in response: "Good God. You could hardly invent a better scenario for superspreading events."

So what we see here is thousands of people who did use one lick of common sense putting everyone else at risk. But oh hey lets blame it all on Trump.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Uh, what you just described is exactly Trump's fault.

Why did he order a policy implementation without needed communication, preparation, and resources???

There is no excuse, NONE, to have people stacked up in customs lines waiting for a "screening". That was the result of Trump's order.

It's was not unexpected. The same chaos happened when he tried his first travel ban in 2017. Airports were overwhelmed and had no idea what to do and it was a result of zero planning from the Trump administration. They have no idea what they are doing and are criminally bungling the needed response.

Anonymous said...

Did everybody need to arrive basically at the same time? No. Blame falls squarely on the airlines there.

Anonymous said...

This is far from true.

Anonymous said...

Nobody told the airlines. That again is Trump's failure.

Anonymous said...

If you want to keep a guy with mental issues out of office, why do you give Clay Chastain so much ink?

Grip Madlock said...

Wheres the momentum,Chris?

Anonymous said...

KC Health Department director says closing schools won't slow coronavirus outbreak.

He also said it leads to more teen pregnancies.He also says that potential of violence goes up.

Read it on FOX4 News. Think he should resign over this?

You decide!

Anonymous said...

Q is violating the Constitution, end of discussion.