Wednesday, August 19, 2020
HERE'S HOW NEW KCI WILL INEVITABLY CRASH AND BURN: ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM AND CYNICALLY LEVERAGING BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT HELPED FLIP AN 80 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT!!!
A classical term always comes to mind whenever we notice Kansas City power players tout their political conquests.
The reference . . .
A Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating cost on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Winning a Pyrrhic victory takes a heavy toll that negates any true sense of achievement or damages long-term progress.
Accordingly . . .
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF AN EPIC NEW AIRPORT CONTRACT WHO HAVE LIKELY DOOMED NEW KCI TO FATE FAR WORSE THAN THEY CAN IMAGINE!!!
We reported on this hot mess all the way along but the held off on the punchline to gain a bit of perspective.
Most local media politely ignored the ugly brawl because big money contract disputes don't have great visuals and make locals feel bad about their own lives of quite desperation.
Still, this was an important fight that has long lasting implications . . . Here are a few for starters:
- New KCI is a disaster in the making. It's not just delayed, it's totally compromised. Moreover, the massive airport FAIL has the potential to bankrupt Kansas City.
- BLM had nothing to do with this contract but a fight in their name using alleged racism as leverage puts a couple of members of council in debt to forces beyond their control. We don't mean to be cryptic but simply to recount a truism: Historically, council members playing fast & loose with MILLIONS of bucks have often met with distress after falling into a tailspin of their own making. 12th & Oak is an exceptionally tough place to keep things simple.
- A city official risked his career and freedom by going out on a limb to flip this deal, if a basement dwelling blogger can make the connection we're pretty sure more important people have done the math as well.
Finally, indulge us as we conclude with just a bit of cowtown philosophy . . .
One of the greatest reasons why politicos chase elected office so desperately is to do favors for their friends. Bid rigging has always been a way of life in Kansas City in much the same way that half of the lawyers in this cowtown under 40 regularly abuse some form of cocaine - All the rest are far more relaxed booze-hounds. And so, over the past few months we've seen that predictions about the future are futile but a glimpse at the sketchy foundation on which new KCI is built gives us a strong indication that the destiny of this facility is just as compromised as the shady deals which have marred its construction.
Developing . . .