|Can Sly James' $1.6 million man |
fool the 18% of KCMO residents
into voting for the corrupt New KCI??
With polling in a statistical dead heat (just 51%), his strategy is to give up on changing minds. Just browbeat the silk stocking districts 4 and 6 (river to 435, State Line to Troost) into voting yes.
The Yes campaign is bloated with cash and hopelessly short of time. They reported today (at a Chamber Centurion (brainwashing/KumBaYahhhhh) campaign update session which did not allow discussion of Burns&Mac corruption or Sly James' mismanagement) that they now have soared to $1.6 million in campaign slush, which will be spent at a preposterous rate of "96% direct voter contact"!!!!""
Plus, his fees, of course. Which might also kick back, eventually, to Nevins' perpetual sugar daddy boss, Sly James, for future campaigns. Or who knows? Perhaps a lifetime salary or stipend of payoffs since James is a lame duck with no future jobs on the horizon.
So what do the desperate business and labor goons get for their $1.6 million?
(Higher by far than the $900,000 they just forked over to pass 123GO Bonds)--
Well, off the top, cash bribes of $65,000 to Freedom (they clearly sold out too cheap)
and now 10 promised postcard mailers (deforestation of three counties in Missouri)
4% for TV, since that is NOT "direct voter contact".
This NewKCI campaign is a desperate effort to fool SOME of the people (18%) some of the time.
The late Steve Glorioso begged Sly James to wait till April to run this campaign.
The council delayed, insisting that the public wanted to know who the contractor was.
(Sly was stubborn--he and cohort in crime Jolie Justus rammed thru Burns & Mac, financed by Mike Merriman's dinky insurance company downtown--worth only $6 billion and no airport experience, strutting around claiming they could easily finance $1 billion?)
They secretly told Sly James that if he didn't get this done this November, they would PULL FLIGHTS FROM KCI.
Yet today it was revealed, Southwest is unwilling to hold a press conference to say that.
Their rush job was clearly a big bluff. No way is Southwest gonna piss off KCI passengers before Christmas! And they're not leaving, giving up their Russian fist style control of half of our gates. In fact, their long term goal, in cutting down the gates to 35 from 68 we own now, and offering to finance the bonds, is to drive OTHER airlines away! And drive up rates. Holding us hostage.
So stick with the strategy:
If someone phones you (or knocks on your door), LIE and say, "Of course I'm voting yes!"
Then gather friends and family and go to the polls Tuesday Nov. 7 and VOTE NO.
The city will be forced to come back with a much better plan.
YOU CAN DO THIS!