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by advocrat
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New AMTRAK route between Kansas City and Oklahoma City
Replies: 153
Views: 24764

Re: New AMTRAK route between Kansas City and Oklahoma City

SB 409 Passenger Rail Service Program act was carried to the House floor today and recommended for passage. This may happen tomorrow morning. DAVEKCMO has the details correct. When passed Kansas can move forward and complete FRA requirements for ARRA funding, such as a service development plan.   Se...
by advocrat
Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Missouri Amtrak Service
Replies: 530
Views: 60081

Re: Missouri Amtrak Service

If we are going high speed do we still have to have 7 stops between KC and STL and 8 stops between STL and Chi? How long does it take to get up to speed. Not too long at all; the major restriction is city speed limits, which will not allow movement above a certain speed. In most cases it is not tha...
by advocrat
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: National Archives in the west end of Union Station freight building?
Replies: 2
Views: 847

National Archives in the west end of Union Station freight building?

I notice that the old derelict section of Union Station has become the National Archives.  Cars are there each day and it looks like it is open. What is this place, what does it do? It looks like a nice addition to the area.
by advocrat
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 724
Views: 72450

Re: Capping the Loop

DaveKCMO wrote: we did not notice we were crossing a highway, which was the whole point. we had to go back and look for it.

as for adding more storefronts, it's better than passive green space no one will use or maintain.
Also, exactly.
by advocrat
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Missouri Amtrak Service
Replies: 530
Views: 60081

Re: Missouri Amtrak Service

Isn't most of the delay due to the short sidings?  Seems like this law won't do much if the freight trains are too long for the sidings, meaning they can't pull over to let Amtrak trains pass. MoDot Rail/Missouri will receive $3 million in federal funds to match the $5 million in State appropriatio...
by advocrat
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ONGOING: The Obama Administration
Replies: 628
Views: 43719

Re: ONGOING: The Obama Administration

voltopt wrote: What are libs?
ALL conservatives believe a "lib" is a moral and social perversion.

There, I've said it, a blanket assertion,  so that means every Conservative believes this, right Mr. D?
by advocrat
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

they're still voting. What do you think Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin should do with her future? Run for president 11% 13837 Stick to Alaska 76% 96258 Write a book 4% 4797 Host a TV show 10% 12391 Total Votes: 127283 Run for President in 2012 and get shot out the saddle in the primaries by Mike Huck...
by advocrat
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

So I spell one word wrong and it causes the whole point I made to be false?  Wow.... the complete lack of logic that some people have on this board amazes me.  They must have been educated in the KCMO district. Nice put down of those who are graduates of the KCMO public school system. So where did ...
by advocrat
Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

Not any worse than a guy who promised he would take public money for his campaign, then bail on it so he could funnel all sorts of money from unknown sources through his website.  NowTHAT's a major disqualifying failure and betrayal of the public trust. How about starting a recall drive or impeachm...
by advocrat
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ONGOING: The Obama Administration
Replies: 628
Views: 43719

Re: ONGOING: The Obama Administration

Obama and Biden, along with their family got there code names today.  Obama is Renegade, Michelle is Renaissance, daughters Malia and Sasha are Radiance and Rosebud. Biden's codename is Celtic. I dont know if that's "C" or the "S" pronunciation.  I always say the Boston Keltics instead of Seltics, ...
by advocrat
Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

Palin is almost certainly gearing up for a prez run in 2012--much like Obama was after 2004. I don't think she has a chance of getting past the primaries, but they said that about Obama, too...  :shock: So how do you think Governor Palin will do in the 2012 primary season?  Does she stand a chance ...
by advocrat
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What should be the next step for rail transit in Kansas City?
Replies: 79
Views: 5938

Re: What should be the next step for rail transit in Kansas City?

Well there's a couple of things the City Council  could do.... 1: The council could overturn the vote like they did last time and just go for it, or 2: The council could reverse their own reversal of the the Chastain plan and begin to impliment that plan, and negotiate a deal with Chastain. He just ...
by advocrat
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Missouri Amtrak Service
Replies: 530
Views: 60081

Re: Missouri Amtrak Service

Massive Amtrak authorization signed by President Bush.  It's a lot of money for Amtrak, but not a lot of money by national budget standards, but it is enough to make a HUGE difference in Amtrak service as it currently exists. Bush OKs $13B for Amtrak upgrades Friday, October 17, 2008 President Bush ...
by advocrat
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

Do you Obama haters realize how idiotic your vitriol and bizarre labeling sounds? GOOD GOD ! Ok, I'm going to play "your" game for a minute, just to illustrate how nuts you all sound: "Ya' know, 7 years in a Red Commie prison camp, exposed to torture and deprivation makes this guy a PRIME "manchuria...
by advocrat
Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

Advocrat...I agree with you that McCain did indeed take a hard hit from his own party. But...haven't the Repubs seemed a tad bit more united than the Clinton/Obama's? I fail to see how this is not particularly obvious to you. The dynamics of the Democrats primary were significantly different. Senat...
by advocrat
Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

Maitre D wrote:
The Left would probably have the boo-ers arrested.
Think they would? Think they could (by who)? And charged with what?
by advocrat
Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

Senator McCain has run for the office of President more than once. Only this year he was named as his party's candidate, but not without a serious damning by others true to cloth among leading Republicans. Back in 2000, McCain was shamed and humiliated, slandered and libeled by many fellow Republica...
by advocrat
Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

NDTeve wrote: So only Republicans are to blame...Nice open minded analysis.
Never mentioned the word "Republican" in my comment, just made reference to the imbecilic behavior and expression seen on the campaign trail and on this forum; ya' know, 'messiah" and "terrorist" and all that.
by advocrat
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

Your indignation is really misplaced, MD is exactly on the mark.  Regardless of her purpose there, let's turn off the politics for a few minutes and show a little courtesy.  I am no fan of Obama, but I am certainly not going to treat him with disrespect regardless of the venue he appears in.  We li...
by advocrat
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 169600

Re: Election 2008

predictably, conservatives are all in a tizzy because (gasp!) barack obama chooses to pronounce "pakistan" correctly (pahk-uh-stahn, not pack-eh-stan).  http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/08/obama-pakistan/ what a know-it-all, ivory tower, liberal elitist! And Palin pronounced Iraq "Eye rack", which ...