Kansas City 2nd Choice MLK Blvd Approved

An inner city maze that most residents don't visit will have to suffice for Kansas City MLK tribute after a years-long debate has finally been settled.

Sadly, the attempt to sell this as a victory only works on people getting a regular check from the government.

In fact . . . 

THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING REMOTELY "ICONIC" ABOUT KANSAS CITY'S UPCOMING MLK INTERSECTION!!!

Nevertheless . . . 

The swath of land is good enough to put this useless name game controversy behind Kansas City with the knowledge that tribute to a civil rights leader mostly served to incite bitter disputes and petty political gamesmanship. 

Check the links . . .

Fox4: Kansas City Parks board approves naming streets after Martin Luther King Jr.

KCUR: Kansas City Parks Board Renames Iconic Connecting Route In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

KSHB: KCMO Parks Board approves renaming several streets to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

You decide . . .

Comments

Anonymous said…
Far too cynical.

This is a public service.

Now there's at least a highly publicized local marker of where residents should not buy a home.
Reno said…
^^^

Sad.

But true.
Anonymous said…
They should just have replaced Cleaver Blvd to MLK Blvd.
Anonymous said…
^^^ Interesting. Too bad somebody didn't propose that, at the very least the response would have been entertaining.
Here’s the solution:
Name the street “Montford Point Marines”, in honor of the first black Marines that fought in the Pacific in WWII
Anonymous said…
@7:57 = EXCELLENT suggestion.
Anonymous said…
Photo of most of the folks in Kansas City who needs a good old fashion ass whipping. Take a good look at these crooks.
Anonymous said…
With all the dysfunction and chaos going on in the black community, and put record senseless black-on-black homicides as number one, this is how the self-appointed community "leaders" spend their time?
It's really no wonder how things got the way they are and stay that way.
Maybe more street paintings and another couple hundred million for 18th and Vine will help.
And of course, it's all someone else's fault.
Sad.
Anonymous said…
I thought it was going to be renamed J.C. Nichols Boulevard.
Anonymous said…
The cities woes are solved, everyone go back to sleep
Anonymous said…
Can't we just name something after George Floyd and be done with it? This is getting expensive and exhausting!
Anonymous said…

Have they told the King family yet? I will send them a thank you note for letting us do this. There is a fee to carry the MLK name on streets and buildings in every city, So plan on your tax dollar going up a little to pay for this. Seems like it should have gone through a vote given the fact you are going to pay the King family for the use of MLK's name.
Anonymous said…
Horse Puckies.
Anonymous said…
TOP PHOTO -- SIGN OF WEAKNESS

If he were alive today, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. would refuse to have an existing roadway renamed for himself.
Romans 2:21
You then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal???
Anonymous said…
This is like the six or seventh choice, it’s still useless and so is the cleave and the fat fake revruns
Anonymous said…
I wish all these people would just kill themselves

so worried about renaming a street after someone who never even visited kcmo

idiots

name the street after someone who actually came here, maybe obama or something.

Paying the annual fee to the king family to name a road is the dumbest shit I can think of for a city government with budget problems
chuck said…
7:57 Great idea!!!

BLM now means, BUY LARGE MANSION.
Anonymous said…
Priceless- because you have to name everything after a black person, put a black person in charge of all companies. 13 percent of the population controls America now. Crime does pay.
Anonymous said…
Property values plunge faster than BLM's response to black on black murders.
Anonymous said…
Let's rename ghetto streets after a long-dead civil rights leader, while the black community burns down entire cities over violent, thug criminals who get shot for resisting arrest from our brave police officers. The Black Community is a complete disaster on all levels. Stay away from my neighborhood - you just bring down property values with your single-parent homes that produce violent felons all across the community. Stay in your ghettos listening to your rap music and your anti-police, anti-white hate while you demand "reparations". Any reparations paid will be wasted on Cadillacs and Nike shoes and will be gone within a month of payout. Go to school, graduate, get a job, get married, have kids in marriage, respect the police, turn off the idiotic jungle music, and then maybe you will have a pot to piss in 20 years from now.
Anonymous said…
Rush Limbaugh Blvd.
Anonymous said…
11:48 nailed it. No one else needs to add shit.
Anonymous said…
I disagree.
Bri said…
11:48 amen.
Anonymous said…
....and stop handicapping your children with gibberish names they have to spell and pronounce for everyone they meet. You think the person that's name no one can remember gets promoted ?
Anonymous said…
^^You think posting gibberish on a blog for dying geriatrics is a productive life loser?
Anonymous said…
Look at all the social distancing going on in that photo! Fucking hypocrites.
Anonymous said…
Quineeeshacrack said. What’s wrong with my name?
Anonymous said…
^^Nothing Maude. Nothing.
Anonymous said…
I'd bet that not a single person in that photo still believes that the content of one's character is more important than the color of one's skin. For BLM supporters and CRT believers, it's the other way around.
Anonymous said…
Sad day for Kansas City. The city leaders need to stop pandering to the bullies that preach false gospel. Vernon Howard and his crew did a great job of wearing down the folks that should know better, Hope the Parks Dept is ready to have his highness Howard bitching and demanding that will the legacy of this move. This destroys the policys that were in place for the naming of boulevards. How wrong is it that in doing this they are taking the honor of Volker and Swope (who actually did something to improve KC) in order to put Kings name on it? Very disappointed in the leadership of KC.
Anonymous said…
They need to rename every cemetery between Troost and I-435 "Martin Luther King Cemetery" to commemorate the murder of thousands of black people by other black people.
Anonymous said…
I'm glad they finally named a street after Dr. Martin Luther King. Now people can shut up about it. I still believe that most blacks alive today think that his message and Malcolm X's message were the same.
Anonymous said…
seems like only one who has a reason to complain are descendants of Volker and Swope, those roads are losing their family names or at least sections of those roads) blue parkway is named after a river but I don't think the river nymph will complain.

the KCUR story contains an inaccuracy in the headline. there is a MLK named street in KC, but no KCMO, it is in KCK, near big eleven lake and the school for the blind.
Anonymous said…
How much $$$ are the licensing fees?