At this very moment there's an online chat that will reinstate demands to remove a council member from her position as committee chair over a dispute with one of her colleges.
Her detractors claim that Council Lady Teresa Loar questioned the intelligence of her colleague Melissa Robinson and then mocked her with a head movement.
Notice that complaints about the neck swivel have disappeared given that our blog community rightfully pointed out the ridiculousness of the claim along with the fact that white women whirl their neck around all the time - It's NOT a culturally specific gesture.
In fairness, Councilmember Robinson had every right to express her displeasure and her concerns have been met with an apology.
Stripping Councilmember Loar of her duties would be unprecedented and not commensurate given that the description of the dust-up isn't anywhere near as entertaining as Councilman O'Neil and Ellington screaming at each other just a few weeks ago.
But we all know this hot mess was never about a dispute betwixt council members, their antics have always been nothing more than a sideshow.
As usual, as always, every real debate in Kansas City and the world is about money. And when people scream that it's not about money, it's about money.
Just as we've warned: Outcry regarding diversity, inclusion and equity have proven effective in leveraging a major airport contract.
"The council’s Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee voted 4-1 against giving an $80 million airfield paving contract to a Colorado firm instead of a St. Joseph, Mo. firm, KCUR reports. The committee will ask both firms to give their finals bids, which the full council will vote on Thursday."
The punchline here is that this is really a union beef and the firm pushing this dispute is every bit as white as the one it's attempting to replace. Rest assured, no matter who wins this arguement, the percentage of minority laborers on the job in Kansas City won't be impacted significantly . . . In much the same way that that New KCI "sky fountain" never materialized.
And let's not forget that the airlines are now on the record warning that all of this drama threatens to delay the project amid the perilous financial circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.
The real story . . .
UNION LEADERS, ACTIVISTS, AND CLERGY ARE LEVERAGING BLACK LIVES MATTER RHETORIC IN ORDER TO GARNER MILLIONS FOR THEIR POLITICAL ALLIES!!!
This is a neat trick but it's unclear if cowtown airport contracts were the primary concern of a nation embroiled in civil unrest following the unforgivable police killing of George Floyd.
After today's press conference concludes we'll followup with more generic MSM coverage of the drama but there's one, OBVIOUS, thing we want to make clear right now . . .
COUNCIL LADY TERESA LOAR DIDN'T MURDER EMMETT TILL AND SHE'S NOT GUILTY OF ANY OF THE LITANY OF RACIAL INJUSTICES OF WHICH SHE'S BEING ACCUSED!!! SHE DISAGREED WITH A COUNCIL LADY, THAT'S IT!!!
Is she innocent? Nope. There's nobody working in Kansas City politics who can claim any sort of purity.
In fact, insiders know that Council Lady Loar worked closely with the very same people criticizing her when they were all in opposition to the whims of Mayor Sly. Alliances shift quickly in KCMO and it's nearly impossible for most plebs to keep up . . . Which is kind of the point.
Nevertheless and with respect to the fact that 80 MILLION BUCKS is absolutely worth this kind of embarrassing and degrading public slap fight . . .
The real risk here is allowing ANY political faction to control local business, city contracts and commerce. If Mayor Lucas
You decide . . .