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by bobbyhawks
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92030

Re: Politics

I'm afraid things that people expect to backfire still won't until people are genuinely hurt by the decisions. Often, that can take a number of years to realize. Right now, the Republicans can do whatever they want because they have constituents more focused on supporting things that aren't liberal/...
by bobbyhawks
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92030

Re: Politics

The fact that McCaskill will run unopposed in the primary (or that she is being allowed to run at all) tells you just about everything you need to know about the immediate future of the Democratic Party in Missouri. Do most multi-term incumbent senators get primaried? Even when they do, isn't it no...
by bobbyhawks
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1648
Views: 146897

Re: KC in TV and Movies

I haven't seen the show yet, but after seeing these pics why couldn't they focus on a house that REALLY needed some work put into it? From the outside, this one doesn't appear all that bad in the grand scheme of things. It was split into a tri-plex and they brought it back to a single family. Only ...
by bobbyhawks
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)
Replies: 181
Views: 23564

Re: OFFICIAL - Fairfax Lofts/Hotel Indigo (former Brookfield Building)

Love what they are doing here, but not gonna lie, the sign looks a bit like that of a weed dispensary.
by bobbyhawks
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 105
Views: 8473

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

I was just making fun of the name "Hush."
by bobbyhawks
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 105
Views: 8473

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

Hush sounds like a name for a speakeasy in a Stefon sketch on SNL. "KC's hottest club is "Hush," an intimate basement speakeasy that seats 4,000 people amidst the ruins of crying former businesses associates and over 6,000 conceptual drawings for various iterations of the Garment Hous...
by bobbyhawks
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: General Amtrak Discussion
Replies: 195
Views: 15954

Re: General Amtrak Discussion

DaveKCMO wrote:Almost all sleeping cars have Wi-Fi, but not coach. The rest of the “corridor” routes all have it.

That is just insane to me. Keeping people occupied via wifi sounds like the #1 way to improve the customer perception of the long, slow hauls through Iowa with no or intermittent cell coverage.
by bobbyhawks
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 276
Views: 37273

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

YouTube TV is much better with a few recent improvements. They now have 60 fps for ESPN and a few other sports channels, and they now have an Android app that works well with Shield TV and other products. There is still a ways to go, but I'm closer to shutting down my cable now than I was a few mont...
by bobbyhawks
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: General Amtrak Discussion
Replies: 195
Views: 15954

Re: General Amtrak Discussion

That looks pretty nice. It's been a few years since I've ridden Amtrak, but do they have wifi on all routes yet? It doesn't look like the Southwest Chief does yet, which just boggles my mind.
by bobbyhawks
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 25
Views: 1979

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

I recently heard something along the lines of "economic impact on host cities is in the billions". Is this true? Probably for all host cities in aggregate. Certainly not for a single host city. It isn't a local team (unless the USA draws your city), so you could potentially have 40 to 60k...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4050
Views: 236401

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Long long lines at the main Southwest gate this morning at 5:20 am. I would have missed my flight or just barely made it if I weren't TSA pre-check.
by bobbyhawks
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1399
Views: 92030

Re: Politics

That's probably why Trump has ginned up this story about Mueller and the Uranium One deal, and that the former head of the FBI was (gasp) friends with the next head of the FBI (Comey). The way Trump operates, you don't even need for those stories to make any sense, so long as they plant a seed of do...
by bobbyhawks
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westside happenings
Replies: 215
Views: 25782

Re: Westside happenings

Füd appears to have vanished overnight. This time, it looks like it was for good as they removed the glass exterior windows and have the place boarded up. I never spoke with someone directly about what happened, but I also never heard commentary from someone in the know about the place in support of...
by bobbyhawks
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1881
Views: 184136

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Just wanted to say it is totally so sad what has happened to the East Crossroads since the streetcar was built. Everything you think is happening is a lie. There is only the appearance that momentum in the area has actually increased since the streetcar was completed. In reality, things are dire an...
by bobbyhawks
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1645
Views: 101310

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

50th? I never believed Brownback's governing style and tax philosophy would lead to good things, but 50th is literally the worst you can do. Turns out Ayn Rand was an idiot.
by bobbyhawks
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1881
Views: 184136

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Just wanted to say it is totally so sad what has happened to the East Crossroads since the streetcar was built. Everything you think is happening is a lie. There is only the appearance that momentum in the area has actually increased since the streetcar was completed. In reality, things are dire and...
by bobbyhawks
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC to STL Hyperloop
Replies: 86
Views: 6179

Re: KC to STL Hyperloop

I mean it takes 45 minutes to fly to stl and an hour to Chicago. The only way this changes things is if it's just as fast and cheaper. And lacks the airport security theater I guess. Why can't we just invest in our current rail system? I think hyperloop, or even fast rail, could begin competing wit...
by bobbyhawks
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 276
Views: 37273

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

Google Fiber is not offering TV service in new markets it's entering - Louisville and San Antonio. They are hinting to use OTT streaming services instead like YouTubeTV, Sling, Hulu etc. GF says they'll continue to offer TV in existing markets but would bet they get rid of it next year (that is if ...
by bobbyhawks
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 211
Views: 30400

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

I don't get the need for the stadium to be within the downtown loop. I would think you would reserve parcels within the loop for 5-to-7 days-a-week uses year-round instead of a few days each month for just a few months out of the year. A stadium seems to be a downtown-adjacent thing. Good point, bu...
by bobbyhawks
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1732
Views: 151754

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

There seems to be no better endorsement of placing a business along the streetcar than an owner of another business along the line wanting to double down.

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