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 . . .

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

KC was literally built on shady activity. It's what got us here, why should the airport be any different?

Anonymous said...

^^^

True and it's not.

Dex said...

The old airport is starting to look pretty good right about now. At least a lot better than this nightmare built during a time when almost nobody is flying.

Not like the rest of the people here, I do hope the airport find success but at this rate it's going to be very hard to win trust and get other people on board.

Anonymous said...

^^^

Um, nobody is getting on board with the airport with so much covid going around. No thanks.

Anonymous said...

Black Lives Matter?
Cynicism?
Hypocrisy?
Using an event as a front?
All about money?
Say it 'aint so!
As predictable as the sun coming us in the east.
High-end grifting.

The last conservative black guy in KC said...

I'll wear a t-shirt for an afternoon! Where's my cut?

Anonymous said...

Was there RACISM ? DID BLM matter? Was all work performed by Blacks? if not, we are doomed. As that is the only criteria in 2020.

Anonymous said...

Stop voting for fools who run for city government!!! Of course there won’t be anyone then to vote for because any quality person doesn’t want the job!

Anonymous said...

6:41, most people left in KC are fools - most moved out. So they get what they deserve.

Biggest problem is the rest of us that got out will pay more for flights, that is if we ever travel again. We're getting screwed again, first E-Tax, now this.

Bandit said...

Pendergast approves from Hell.

Anonymous said...

But mUh paRtY sWitCH!

Hurrr we still love FDR though

Anonymous said...

Republicans fault!

mUh paRtY sWitCH!

Hurrr we still love FDR though

Anonymous said...

Usually how the Minority Construction contracts work is that black firms get paid big bucks NOT to show up at the job site.

1. One they don't want to work and
2. They screw everything up.

It's basically a bribe that taxpayers and contractors have to pay to get public projects completed.

Super Dave said...

So any guesses on how much money exchanged hands under the table on this latest scam?

Anonymous said...

No, because nobody cares retard. This airport is in KC and you are not. Go away!

Anonymous said...

Why is anyone surprised at the continued debacle known as the "new" KCI? Everyone who has been paying attention since our last mayor and his buddies shoved it down our throats knew how this would turn out.

Anonymous said...

We have seen this shit storm coming for years. Anyone, and I mean ANYONE, with an ounce of integrity knew this grift was headed this way just as soon as the minority contractors started whining. I would have used "boondoggle" rather than "Pyrrhic victory" given the Lexile Measure of those making comments, but nice job not dumbing it down for the masses.

Anonymous said...

^^And we don’t care! If you say you do, you’re a liar of a do-nothing Boomer. Grow up!

Anonymous said...

As usual the blacks ruin everything

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:02, if folks like him that pay for the airport because losers like you never go anywhere.

Anonymous said...

^^Ok, go back to bed Maude. You added nothing to the discussion. Bye bye Boomer!

Anonymous said...

Shut the kci fiasco down. Rehab the downtown airport..it'll do the way kcmo is nose diving into woke oblivion and bankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

Another thing for the FBI to investigate.

Anonymous said...

I see ^^boy is up earlier than normal this morning, trolling for boomer cock.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the airport need a review and downscaled now that air travel is permanently reduced?

Anonymous said...

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE SYLVESTER JAMES AND TROY SCHULTE'S ABILITY TO F**K THINGS UP IN KCMO!

What started as a pet project for Burns and McDonnell quickly morphed into the largest, most-expensive public infrastructure construction project in KC history.

Does everyone remember the rushed media announcement from the KCI parking lot where Sylvester explained that he was giving the new terminal project to Burns and McDonnell because they were the only one interested in the billion (+) dollar contract? It seems he had made a couple of vague public references to the possible project and Burns and McDonnell was the only one to make a proposal. No publication of bid requests, no nationwide search for best design, no evaluation of bid proposals, and absolutely no adherence to standard ethical operating procedures for municipal governments. Come on folks, this is KCMO, a corrupt Democrat-machine town, we'll just make up the rules as we go.

No public disclosure that Sylvester James' largest campaign contributor was Burns and McDonnell. No discussion about James' awarding Schulte pay increases and a contract extension at a time when all other City employees were under a freeze order. Further assembling his corrupt billion-dollar team, James elevated rookie Councilmember Jolie Justus to lead the Airport Committee and gave her assurances that he would support her future mayoral run if she was a team player on his payback to Burns and McDonnell.

Fast-forward to a small group of KCMO residents realizing what was happening, and began a push to publicize the corruption. The KC Star, beholden to local politicos, and local TV news, afraid to offend potential advertisers, were generally asleep at the wheel. Even multiple members of the KCMO Council were caught completely by surprise, unaware that a billion(+) dollar contract was about to be awarded without their knowledge. One of those clueless fools now serves as Mayor, and prioritizes his time for BLM protest marches, national media appearances, and attempting to destroy KC's economy with draconian illogical mandates for a bad case of the seasonal influenza.

KCMO is on the precipice of bankruptcy, and their only plan is to beg for a federal bailout.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:56 Right, because no one will ever fly again. Thanks for your contribution.

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason why the police department should remain under state control!!!

Anonymous said...

I ran several of Boomer/Weird/Retard boy's comments through an online age detection app for written materials and it showed in the results that he is only 10 years old. You can tell his age by his lack of writing skills and his frequent temper tantrums. I'm guessing he dropped out of elementary school, and his mother doesn't know what to do with him. For his welfare, we’ve started a GoFundMe page titled “Save the 10-Year-Old Dumbass."

Anonymous said...

Dimwit run cities can only survive on the money the feds give them, that’s why they hate Trump so much, he won’t cave into wasting money on dimwit cities who allow their citizens and elected officials to destroy everything and then suddenly think their entitled to more of everybody else’s money. Trillions upon trillions of dollars have been wasted over the years in dimwit run cities and they look like fucking Beirut but hey, make sure you vote for rapey joe this November so he can save us all lol!

Anonymous said...

Blacks
Love
Money

But not working for it.

Anonymous said...

Who are the council members behind the flip? And who is the city official that went out on a limb?

Anonymous said...

Too bad the mayor and city clowncil wiped out our rainy day fund.....

President Sniffer said...

The folks on this blog, anti or pro on issues, have one thing going for them.
They are somewhat informed, and under all the blathering, most care enough about this city to argue and insult one another here.

It's the great unwashed, ignorant majority who make no effort to know what's going on around them, and therefore allow E-taxes, airports, and toy trains to be voted in, due to their lack of interest, that deserve most of the blame.

Then, when it's too late to repair the results of their ennui, like now, they find themselves fucked. Very few of my neighbors pay ANY ATTENTION until they get the bill for their passivity.

Anonymous said...


you are, unquestionably, without doubt, the most negative Nelly in this city. if there is a way to be negative about any issue--sports teams, business, anything---you're there, you'll do it. alarmist, emotional, negative nelly

now you think a large, metropolitan city in the Midwest won't have an airport.

put down the meth.

Anonymous said...

Seeing a bunch of BLB graffiti in the neighborhood on sidewalks and houses. How in the world do you respect these guys when they are defacing public and private property?

Anonymous said...

president Sniffer has a good nose.

Anonymous said...

"No publication of bid requests, no nationwide search for best design, no evaluation of bid proposals, and absolutely no adherence to standard ethical operating procedures for municipal governments. Come on folks, this is KCMO, a corrupt Democrat-machine town, we'll just make up the rules as we go."

Worth repeating.

Anonymous said...

do not know how anyone looks at that image and the first thing they do not think of is that it looks like a pain in the ass to maneuver the planes around the building and around other planes is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the KCI design has less than .2 miles between which includes docking areas. Any similar existing airports with that small of distance? Probably not. I am sure it will be fine.

Anonymous said...

^^^And yet you have zero idea what you're talking about, zero specs of the airport, and are talking out of your ass again. Weird.

Anonymous said...

less than .2 miles between the roadside terminal and runway terminal, including docking areas. Anyone know the exact distance ? Sure it will be fine.

Anonymous said...

The new airport was always a boondoggle and a way to enrich certain constituencies. KC never needed a new airport. The one we had was more than adequate for the traffic and was incredibly convenient to use for the flying public. Just another corrupt and bad decision from city government that the whole region is going to have to suffer for. Will it ever end?

Anonymous said...

^^No. Spare yourself more torture drama queen and kill yourself. God, you people are so dramatic. Stupid and pathetic too.

Anonymous said...

3:04 maybe they should have released some specs, instead of making folks approximate the distance, which will also have to be walked, with released plans overlaid on existing site and using google earth distance ruler. And since a bunch of lawyers had less than zero idea what they were doing and talking out their ass like you always do.
Istanbul airport has similar configuration in parts, it is .25 and .3 miles between. I am sure it will be fine even though upon quick google search cannot locate another airport with an H shaped design. Post the name of one if you find it.

Anonymous said...

when you find it post the plane maneuvering distance between the terminals too. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

It is a foregone conclusion that you would never let the like of Clever, James, Reed or Ellington manage your retirement funds.

Anonymous said...

according to released KCI planes though, the distance between the legs of the H is less than the width of an existing terminal which is 300 meters or .19 miles according to google earth. Unless that is way inaccurate or the plans were drawn inaccurately. What is the optimal distance between, i can not say.

Anonymous said...

^^then why are stupid fucking idiots even discussing it? Not one of you moribund losers is qualified to speak to anything! The things you geezers occupy yourselves with while waiting to die is beyond me!

Anonymous said...

because the designers should be able to tell us and reassure us and defend their deign that is costing a billion dollars and they have not. Go find an airport with an H design shit for brains. Why you feel obliged to defend the airport design when you have shit for brains is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

i cannot tell if 3:44 is a stupid man or a stupid woman, either way, stupid cunt that is not qualified to ask questions or make comments.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ he’s a little monkey named chimpy, he flings poo all day and does monkey shines for his adoring public at the zoo!

Bandit said...

3:44 is in a mood today because he bit the dick of his inflatable love interest last night , it farted, flew around the room and right out the window. He's lonely. He's also rabid and a Joe and the Ho cheerleader.

Anonymous said...

3:44 uses ^^ as butt plugs.

Anonymous said...

Good points. Even the negativity indicates engagement with issues. I suppose one must put up with all comers, even the twits.

Anonymous said...

And Baby Burt prepares for yet another evening of posting stupidity. All caps guy hasn't got a chance!

Anonymous said...

Bandit is a Russian spam bot. Don’t acknowledge it. It tries to hijack every thread.

Anonymous said...

3:22 & 3:44 sure does go overboard. According to him/her you should die for asking a few harmless questions that i would suspect were already asked long ago. A new expensive airport can not possibly function worse for the planes. Although i have never been to an H shaped airport.

Anonymous said...

when someone tells someone to die over any question i call that mentally unstable.

Anonymous said...

^^^And that’s the problem Boomer, you’ve never been anywhere but you’re sure this won’t work. It’s why everyone laughs at you and no one takes anything you say seriously.

Anonymous said...

So sorry the healthcare system has failed you. Can you find some of your HRT on the street or else you might go more wacko like Breonna Hill and get your head smashed on the ground by somebody.

Anonymous said...

an inconsistent supply of HRT therapy is the closest you will get to being a woman or a man.

Bandit said...

Southwest announced they are cutting flights. At least we'll have an airport we didn't need and a really cool toy choo choo though.

Anonymous said...

^^^Weak take. Do better.

Anonymous said...

Southwest is the shitty airline that is no longer cheap, driving the cheaper airline Spirit out of the airport, giving the public less choice.

Anonymous said...

^^Iffyou can’t afford Southwest Grammy, you don’t need to fly. Do us all a favor and stay in Frogville.

Anonymous said...

The good news for bandit is that BLM tends to buy Spirit tickets.

Anonymous said...

LOts and lots of black folks love Spirit airlines.

Bandit said...

IF you thought flying the Waldorf Astoria before was pricey just wait.....

Anonymous said...

^^You’ve spammed this thread enough now.

Anonymous said...

^^So have you

Anonymous said...

And yet Baby Burt hasn't flown since the DC-3 was retired from service. Weird.

Kansas City ruined the airport needlessly said...

It crashed and burned when the City decided to destroy a perfectly fine airport in exchange for a lesser quality and managed building.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet the other airport hasn’t even been built and you have no idea if it’s lesser quality, and are just talking out of your ass again. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^ do not really know what you are going to get with a design build project before it is finished nor how much you have been swindled. the existing airport was 48 years old. Just 3x older than you, 16 & passionately nonsensical. You seem to think this is a BLM issue.

Anonymous said...

The public has not idea how really corrupt the system is. Everyone is on the take. every organization hosting a press conference, has taken money. Or are doing it because they are paid to. The only honest players in this have been the contractors originally awarded the job and now say they will never work in the KC again. A tip: here's how you get work in KC: pay the right political organizations. Oh, and hire Bridgette Williams, because she doesn't care about women or minorities, she only cares about the white men that are paying her commission on the jobs she wins for her. and she wins by paying Gwen Grant and paying the Urban League and supporting council campaigns so then she has them on her side when she needs the votes. She organizes campaigns to crush those in favor of the people paying her to do. Sexist old school white males who she has no idea she's just a prostitute for them. Or maybe she does know. But a black woman, who does not support blacks, minorities, or women, what a sham.

Anonymous said...

The airport should have its funding pulled if its not going to hold its promise of being a transnational project for women and minorities. So far, they've failed, just ask the Black Chamber who for months has been trying to get the public's attention on how low they are on not meeting their MWBE goals. The losers: KC. Minorities. Women.

Anonymous said...

Bridgette Williams of the Heavy Contractor's Association is a puppet and prostitute for white men that don't have the balls to speak up for themselves - and who made her that way - Sly James and now Quinton Lucas - who use her to speak for 'black' when she has NEVER supported a black or a woman. Only the white men on her board that pay commissions to win jobs for them

Anonymous said...

this may be a dumb question but isn't this like the 5th contract that this company from outside of KC Decker or Ideker has lost and then they get it put out for rebid and mysteriously then come back and win? who are they paying? the airport director? the unions? How does this keep happening? who is going to investigate Ideker and its owner Paul Ideker that spoke at city council saying the only reason his number was higher in the first place is because he has to work with 'those minorities'