Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CELEBRATE!!! KANSAS CITY PARKS BOARD UNANIMOUSLY VOTES TO REMOVE J.C. NICHOLS NAME FROM FOUNTAIN AND PLAZA PARKWAY!!! RACISM SOLVED!!!



Weeks of violent protest and millions of dollars destroyed during Country Club Plaza riots has resulted in a decision that has little to no impact on the daily lives of Kansas City residents.

Here's the declaration of victory . . .

"This accomplishment serves as a catalyst for change, and KC Parks remains determined to live our mission, which includes social equity," the KC Parks Board said in a statement announcing the unanimous vote to remove J.C. Nichols name from a plaza fountain and nearby parkway."

Fear not . . .

THE RENAMING OF J.C. NICHOLS FOUNTAIN AND PARKWAY SOLVES THE LEGACY OF RACISM AND INEQUITY IN KANSAS CITY!!!

Actually, this move doesn't accomplish anything more than changing about half a dozen street signs. So there's no point in getting too worked up about it. In the end, nobody stood up for the dead, racist, rich white dude in public and even his family gave the go ahead a few hours before the inevitable decision was declared.

More interestingly, it doesn't look like there will be an MLK rename on The Plaza and that ongoing slapfight still evokes anger and discord among urban denizens fighting for social justice via street marker.

But for tonight, we can all find solace in one less example of racism on local streets which might or might not make historic deadly violence, the worsening pandemic and American economic collapse easier to endure.

Checkit:

KCTV5: KC parks board unanimously votes to remove J.C. Nichols name from fountain, parkway

Fox4: For now, the fountain is considered unnamed and the street will temporarily be called Mill Creek Parkway until the board determines a new name.

KMBC: Kansas City Parks Board swiftly votes to remove J.C. Nichols name from fountain, parkway

KSHB: J.C. Nichols' name to be removed from fountain, parkway near Plaza

KCUR: A protest movement against social injustice and racism had renewed scrutiny on Nichols' role in helping create Kansas City's racial dividing lines.

Developing . . .

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

A great day for Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

Actually this is a great day for Kansas City and one less legacy of racism is FINALLY removed. Deal with it creeps.

Dex said...

^^^

Just because you don't name racism, doesn't mean it's not there. Deal with that, snowflake.

Free KC said...

Jackson County rename coming up next! And that damn statue is coming down.

Anonymous said...

Great! And that changes what?

Anonymous said...

No person accelerated white flight, redlining, and racial division in the Kansas City area more than Rev Cleaver has and Lucas will be the second black Mayor of Kansas City to do so.

Anonymous said...

The racial dividing lines are still there and this changes nothing.

We need to start protesting to change the name of Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard to George Brett Boulevard

Anonymous said...


That's JC Nichols fountain and it always will be. That fountain has been there since the 30's and JC Nichols put it there, he also built houses in Hyde Park and around the KC area are they going to tear those down too? How about the racist blacks in KC are they going to be kicked out of the city or is this just a black hate on whitey issue. You people who voted to change the name of everything in KC are the ones being racist. Do you think this is going to make people not racist? The city is full of racists both black and white. This is just going to make things worse. People you have a real and dangerous problem in the city administration and you need to do something about it NOW!

Anonymous said...

Name it Jay-Z's Billions Fountain

Anonymous said...

over or under 5 murders july 4th weekend?

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

The proof that this country is not as racist as democrats portray it to be is that they have to invent some

Anonymous said...

Kay Callison sold out her family. She is in tight with UMKC and was silver spoon fed from all the money ole JC made for the family to all live on. They sure have no hard feelings when it comes to their lifestyle where that money came from.

Nobody has fucked Kansas City like Cleaver, James and now Lucas will. Kiss this town good by the thugs have taken over Baltimore here we come if anything is left standing in a couple of years.

Anonymous said...

Just a day late to save the 4yrs old boy shot n killed while sleeping.

Sure he will be the last now.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^nope another one already earlier

Byron Funkhouser said...

The last thing I want to read is a bunch of garbage about how racist black people are.

You're just a bunch of ignorant racists, bitching & moaning because someone finally said, "Enough". That man was a pig. Don't name anything after him.

You people(?) really suck.

I'm tired of being embarrassed by white people.

That's not 'white guilt', that's just disgust.

"White could be beautiful, but mostly it's not." - Melanie

Anonymous said...

The actions of the BLM has done more to increase racism than anything.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Ok Byron
So we should see you leading the charge in getting everything with senator Robert Byrd’s name on it removed
Don’t forget bill Clinton, who told ted Kennedy that fifty years ago obama would be serving them coffee. So we need to remove his name from everything
Come on Byron, show us how to do it. Get a petition going in your state

Anonymous said...

938 Bye.

Want to make a man mad...lie to him.

Want make a liberal mad...tell them the truth.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope they name the fountain after a felon arrested for using counterfeit money and high on drugs.

or better yet a U.S. Representative or Jackson County Executive who fraudulently didn't pay their property taxes.

The above examples are moral and integrity that J.C. Nichols never had.

Anonymous said...

I just don't care anymore. I live in Johnson County Kansas and this batshit crazy is not going to infect us. KCMO is screwed. Race baiters and haters will destroy what is left. Walt Bodine would not recognize his city now. And he was a democrat. Bring all that money and talent over here. Just leave the BS political ideas behind. We don't want it. We are successful. There were no riots here. We don't have the drivebys where childred are shot and killed while Nihilist thugs rule the streets. Think of all those people in the downtown and river market condos that are crapping their pants. Look for property values to plunge later this year after crime explodes and the city debt crushes it's fiscal position. They won't be able to hire more cops after eliminating them. They won't have the money. Its all downhill from here.

Anonymous said...

I vote they rename the fountain "J.C. Penny Fountain".

That is all for now. Carry on.

Sleepy Joe Biden

Anonymous said...

They are Byron just like you are. How many times have you called people in your posts hateful racist things for no other reason than you hate them for telling the truth.

Anonymous said...

hey Byron! What brand of knee pads do you recommend?

Anonymous said...

More people despise black people now than before the death of that guy in Minnesota.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

I’m with you. I don’t give a shit anymore. I used to be concerned about people here. Not anymore. They created this shithole and as far as I’m concerned, they can collapse in it

Bb said...

so many crybaby comments over a damn fountain.

was jc nichols your daddy?

didn't think so.

the rename is a good thing and if you are salty about it, that only means you have no life and you're living in the past.

tame it for Kay Barnes. Or anybody bout be better than some old racist bitch.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why blacks don't vote for law and order African American Mayors and City Council who encourage business development that provides jobs.

You would think inner-city parents would want safe neighborhoods for their kids and job opportunities. Plus, embrace other ethnicities to invest capital in their community.

I guess the NFL and Hollywood will provide the jobs and safety for the inner-city.

Anonymous said...

everyone should not pay KC earnings tax. refuse to have it deducted from your pay check now. Defund KC.

Anonymous said...

10:06 that would take having families where father and mom both are in the home. Something you see damn little of here in KC or in black neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- CESSPOOL: WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND

Mayor Quagmire, J.P. Baker, and their crew of BLM foot soldiers who seek to rewrite history by trashing those who built this town, will themselves become flotsam in due time!!!

Anonymous said...

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Yes sir fucking renaming a fountain or two is going to solve so many thing.

Kansas City those of you who are left are evidently to fucking dumb to see how fast you're going down the shitter and for you weird guy, shut the fuck up because yes it is happening and don't fucking even try to tell me other wise followed with WEIRD.

Anonymous said...

I will never allow anything in KC to be named after Tom McDonnell. Dst System was a racist place. The janitor jumped from the 6th floor of 301 w 11th due to racist treatment by the h.r. dept.

Anonymous said...

9:53 - i'm afraid your going to be right. eventually it'll all pass.

Anonymous said...

They need to rename it Trump Fountain and Trump Boulevard because he drove black unemployment to record-low levels. I voted for Obama, but he didn't do anything to help the black population.

Anonymous said...

Thank God. Racism is now over.

Anonymous said...

Byron you coddle us Blacks like we are retarded children that need your protection.
White interference is an insult to us, we can defend ourselves. Thanks but no thanks.

Anonymous said...

This is not a great day in Kansas City. This is a day celebrated by morons and idiots. The chicken-shitters on the KC parks Department board. You have lost your minds. You have lost your city. You deserve what you get in the BLACK LIVES DON'T MATTER city of black murders, thieves and thugs. A city of people that JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK are to stupid to think for yourselves and provide information to the police about your rapists, your murders, your child killers, your drug dealers and users, your hate spewing "Reverends", including Cleaver. Think of this BLACK SILENCE IS BLACK VIOLENCE. And your love for a man that gave you a road map to success but while you want to name everything after this man you reject his road map. If MLK Jr. was alive today he would be shaking his head and asking "where did I go wrong with my people". Shame, Shame, Shame.

Anonymous said...

What’s in a name? News anchors are the only people that don’t refer to the Broadway Bridge anymore, and who calls the Grandview Triangle the 3-Trails Crossing Memorial Highway? The fountain will always be the J.C. Nichols Fountain and the street, J. C. Nichols Pkwy. If it shuts local liberals up, let them think they’ve won. For everyone else, we now return to your regular scheduled program.

Anonymous said...

10:05 Was MLK your daddy? From what I have read about him it is possible. For a so-called Christian minister he was pretty promiscuous.

Anonymous said...

1005 Sure name it after someone other than the Man who dreamed it, made it possible and built it...just because you don't like the color of his skin and the politics of his time...that's some fucked up justice

Anonymous said...

1096 most do want that but they are misled by race baiter and hucksters Democrats and so called black leaders.

Anonymous said...

New Name for the fountain?
THE DINGE DUNK!

Anonymous said...

Council members are anxiously waiting for BLM and a bunch of fat reverends to tell them what to do next.

Anonymous said...

City Council!!!! You want to see white flight????. Just look at the for sale signs going up!!, your incompetence and cow towing to a mob, yes a mob has caused this!!! YOU are to blame! Peaceful protestors are one thing but you allow the mob mentality to rule! You had best start. Taxing renters because the rest of us are leaving!

Clayton Bigsby said...

So Byron what time is that buck nigger swinging by tonight to fuck your half blind wife?

Anonymous said...

I'll sure miss the.plaza. won't be stepping foot on it again. This name changing and statue ripping will never end and will change nothing
Read Orwells "1984" goodbye plaza...

Anonymous said...

Many of you are posting out valid reasons that changing the name of the J.C. Nichols fountain is not going to solve anything. I am pesoanally against removing his name. He did much for our City. But when you comment, if you will keep the language clean, and not be mean just because others are, it will give you more credibility.

Anonymous said...

won't be long now till the plaza goes the way of Indian Springs shopping center.
Soooo sad

Anonymous said...

We're coming for all your Fucked up white ass slave owning hero's. We're going to blow up the fucking mall in DC and mount peckerwood. And to all my brothers with the last name Jackson, Jefferson or Washington get off your lazy ass and get that shit changed