Thursday, July 09, 2020

Kansas City #BlackLivesMatter Street Art Coming Soon Thanks To Bloomberg Grant



Most newsies missed the implications of this cash on the local street just in time for 2020 campaign season.

However, the free money comes with a warning . . .

Politicos often use street art cash to further their own cause or to help express public outrage.

And . . .

The consequences for petty vandalism on the wrong side of the political zeitgeist can be devastating . . .

CNN: Two people are charged with a hate crime for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural

Read betwixt the lines on this recent presser:

KCMO receives Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Grant

KCMO Public Works, in partnership with Midtown KC Now and Street Smarts Design + Build, has been awarded a $25,000 national grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The Asphalt Art Initiative is a new program from Bloomberg Philanthropies created to help cities use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces and engage their communities. The program not only seeks to create vibrant public spaces but also looks to build city capacity for working with artists and community groups on projects involving transportation infrastructure.

This project will enhance one to three intersections along Westport Road between Broadway Boulevard and Main Street in Midtown Kansas City, Missouri, through asphalt paintings in the intersections, colorful crosswalks, activated bulb outs, micromobility parking and street trees. Feedback from the surrounding businesses, organizations and neighborhoods will help inform the asphalt art design and help with project installation.

“This Asphalt Art Project will build on our ongoing efforts to create more opportunities for Kansas Citians to get outdoors and will help the City revitalize public spaces for all to enjoy,” Mayor Quinton Lucas said. “I am proud that Kansas City is leveraging community partnerships for neighborhood projects, and I look forward to seeing local artists’ work . . ."

Developing . . .

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a good sign. Too much hate in KC right now. Maybe the artwork will help unite people and show us that Trump hasn't divided us.

Citizen said...

Its all a money grab! Marxists are not nice no matter what!

Anonymous said...

Fuck this horseshit

Does anyone have a fucking clue the crap that would take place if a White Lives Matter was painted on a street somewhere?

This is about as racist a stunt as you can get.

The Ayatollah said...

You just not be a property owner 6:58.....I Think we have done enough for the blacks. They have special days, weeks, months, and all kinds of special shit. They need to just get to work

Anonymous said...

Don't worry white people. We know you don't spend money in our city. You just complain from your trailer parks. Stay there!

Anonymous said...

The dozen ad hoc crime prevention groups can’t slow down the murder factory, but I’m sure some words painted on a street will be just the ticket. Ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

7:08 you idiot it is those people who spend the mass majority of the money in Kansas City. You assholes on section 8 don't pay shit. You need to kiss the ass of everyone who lives all around Jackson County because if it were not for them there would be no Chiefs, no Royals no many many things in your dump of a city.

Anonymous said...

I will be funny when it gets painted over. Everyone knows black lives don’t matter.

Anonymous said...

This is what racism is. Do Brown Lives Matter? Do Red Lives Matter? Do Yellow Lives Matter? Do White Lives Matter? This is another attempt of the Marxist Democrats to create a race war.

Anonymous said...

Defund the KCPD

Then we will have the freedom to party and destroy everything in sight without interference.

Anonymous said...

We can deface statues, road and buildings with BLM, But you can't deface a BLM defacing graffiti on previously BlM defaced areas. Weird, Weird Hate crime rules of defacing.

Anonymous said...

^^Yep. Don't like it Boomer? You can do us all a favor and die then. How about that?

Anonymous said...

7:08, a look at the plates in JoCo parking lots on any given day would indicate that A LOT of Missourians are spending their money in Ks. Could it be that all the crime and BS in your raggedy city has driven them to it?

Charles Whitman said...

Rihht, it's the white people who come in and riot, loot, and burn. White people unfairly persecute and oppress POC. It's white peoples' fault that young black men commit so much violent crime. We whites should give our money to the blacks; without them, we never would have earned it, so it really belongs to them. And criminals are tired of being caught, so let's defund the police. Let's replace "White Supremacy" with "Black Supremacy".
(Sarcasm)

Anonymous said...

Yes, 7:08 .. We don't spend money or pay taxes. You are on assistance like most these fucks on Tonys. I make more money, spend more money and pay more taxes per year than you ever will. Keep posting you division Pussy.

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg wants to confiscate legally owned firearms from black folks. Maybe black lives don't really matter to him.

Anonymous said...

Is this artwork an opening for a BLM painting of the streets? If if is, we need to have a citywide vote to see if this is something which should take place.

Jim said...

Do it on Wornall from 75th to 83rd. Public works will tear it up in a month.

Anonymous said...

How about spending money to really improve job training (outside KCSD which sucks) for people that actually WANT to work (at least the few we can find) instead of giving the unemployed a paint brush and dropping them off in Westport, blocking traffic and putting money in the pockets of the politicos creating the problems by doing NOTHING to improve anything.

You would think Bloomberg might think this way since he knows how to make money... oh yeah he does it by screwing people. NVM.

Another confirmation I was right to escape KC and move to Cass County.

Anonymous said...

BLM is a radical group. They want the following:

- To defund police and get rid of all jails, detention centers, youth facilities and prisons
- To end any arrests of black students
- Reparations for past and continuing harms to blacks
- Wants to destroy the traditional nuclear family structure
- All blacks to receive a guaranteed minimum income
- All blacks to receive free healthcare, schooling, food, real estate, gender reassignment surgery and abortions
- To overturn U.S. capitalism
- Change public schools into delivery points of multicultural studies and welfare programs

Anonymous said...

How is it a "hate" crime when the lady was painting over graffiti on the street in her neighborhood in broad daylight?

She was using black paint to match the road. If only our public works department would show similar initiative to fill potholes.

The Justice system in the United States is insane and definitely tilted against white people in an effort for the Marxist Democrat Party to take over our Democracy.

Read about the Marxist Russian Revolution and what is going on in the United States mirrors the communist takeover of Russia in 1917. Tens of millions are later murdered and imprisoned when the Communists take over. That is what the current Democrat Party is all about.

Tens of millions murdered in Communist China, Cambodia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Vietnam etc when the Communists took over those countries as well.

Communism that the Democrat Party is trying implement to overthrow our government is a soul-less society with no freedoms. No one can own property; only the government. Everyone must think and say the Communist ideology or be imprisoned.

Anonymous said...

No, it's pure tribalism as distraction from black dysfunction.

Anonymous said...

Well, we spend plenty of money supporting you with cradle to grave welfare.

Anonymous said...

BLM MATTERS UNLESS YOUR LEGEND

Anonymous said...

@ 755 - May I offer a correction. In the black community the term used is "scholars". Not that many are actual scholars ans they can't read at grade level. Just sayin.

Anonymous said...

The Democrat Party is no longer your father's or grandfather's party.

It's Marxist, evil from the elitists.

Anonymous said...

The Democrat Party has gone from being the Confederacy's political party to that of the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow Laws and now it has transformed to Communism.

The Marxist Democrats are constantly changing their colors from one form of evil to another.

Anonymous said...

Biden/Beto and Bloomberg, all want to confiscate legally owned firearms from black people. I don't think any of them really care about black lives. The same could be said for women. They want to confiscate their legally owned firearms also. Do they really care about women's rights?

Anonymous said...

Nanny Bloomberg deserves a lot of the blame for getting Eric Garner killed. 1. He imposed a huge tax on cigarettes sold in NYC, thereby all but inviting smuggling from other states. 2. Recognizing the likelihood of smuggling, he made selling "loosies" a crime: misdemeanor for first offense, felony for all subsequent offenses. 3. That did not stop Eric Garner and others from selling loosies. It was a way to make a living. He had already been convicted of the offense. 4. So when the police were informed that Garner was selling loosies, they knew it was a felony if true, and had no choice but to arrest him. 5. Which they did, and Garner died.

Thanks Bloomie. Fund "Black Lives Matter" faux art projects all you want - it doesn't mean they matter to you.

Anonymous said...

Reparations will make this protest all go away. $5000 a month for life and a new Escalade every 3 years.

Anonymous said...

I really hope my old truck which leaks LOTS OF OLD BLACK OIL DOESN"T hurt the artwork I plan to drive over daily.

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Anonymous said...

Let’s paint it green on st Patrick’s Day.

Anonymous said...

The Democratic politicos are calling this art in case someone else applies to paint "All Lives Matter" on another street. They will say "Black Lives Matter" is very artistic, but "All Lives Matter" is not, so no permit. That will be their defense when they're sued for viewpoint discrimination. It is a laughable defense, it wouldn't pass the laugh test, but it's all they have.

"Black Lives Matter" is not art, or a mural, it is a political statement. Now they have to allow contrary political statements or they're sued.

Anonymous said...

Another way we're teaching our children that the black race is so different from the other races that they need massive messages written in streets and other places focused only on them. It's like giving a special needs child his or her own special giant photo on the side of city hall because they are so different and need special treatment when in fact all children should be treated the same. Terrible messaging to young people who are better at judging people by their actions than their skin color.

Anonymous said...

Just fix the damn potholes and leave the so-called art to somebody else!

Anonymous said...

Why don’t you take your Boomer schtick, suck it (you’re good at that), choke on it, and die. Now.

Anonymous said...

LOL!