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by mean
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5654
Views: 532148

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Tangential, but does it annoy anyone else that the Library stop is a lot closer to the Metro Center than the Metro Center stop?
by mean
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 422
Views: 77989

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

Yeah, I was just referring to the beautiful-looking weather which was replaced by a haze of frozen precipitation this morning.
by mean
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5654
Views: 532148

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I can't get on board with removing the North Loop stop. It doesn't get a lot of traffic at the moment, but if and when that sea of parking gets developed it should, and having the stop there would seem to incentivize said development to some degree. So I say keep it.
by mean
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 422
Views: 77989

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

I'm guessing that had to be yesterday, cause it sure doesn't look like that today! :(
by mean
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 178
Views: 27166

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

A street having signs with different letters on it than it had before means racial justice is a higher priority than if the letters stayed the same?

Hot take.
by mean
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 178
Views: 27166

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

I am somewhat sympathetic to that position, but if rejecting a poorly-thought-out change that wasn't run by the people impacted by it means we're all racists, bring on the nuclear holocaust because Trump is going to be leader for life and I don't want to live in this reality anymore.
by mean
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 178
Views: 27166

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

You know what would have brought funding to help rebuild those urban communities? VOTING YES ON THE STREETCAR EXTENSIONS THEY OPPOSED :(
by mean
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 178
Views: 27166

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

My suggestion of Truman was mostly tongue-in-cheek based on Truman's history of saying thing like, "Any man's as good as another as long he's not a n***** or a Chinaman," and then desegregating the military.
by mean
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 178
Views: 27166

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Count me as a yes. I've always loved the name. I failed to graduate from the highschool that borrowed it. That is just about the only street I would have objected to. If we got to propose an alternate, I'd maybe suggest Truman. Or any of the boring numbered streets. Anything east-west really, tying ...
by mean
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 79
Views: 8511

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

kenrbnj wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:19 pm
Hyperloop is just the latest spunk-madness .. Just like "self driving cars": Don't get your heart set on those, either. "Self Driving" is decades away.
Just like flying cars have been for 60+ years...
by mean
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 79
Views: 8511

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

Hyperloop operations is at least 7-10 years out. The near-term possibility is a test and certification track, if KC is selected. Wait now, the whole reason I was converted to a streetcar supporter was because you convinced me that nobody would ever spend money on unproven PRT tech that was way less...
by mean
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Hyperloop between KC and STL
Replies: 79
Views: 8511

Re: Hyperloop between KC and STL

Sigh.
by mean
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Bay Area short term job/suggestions/help
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

Re: Bay Area short term job/suggestions/help

I don't know, but City Journal isn't exactly known as a conservative hit-piece rag, which was my initial thought when reading that piece. It can't be that bad, right? Or perhaps excessive wokeness makes for shit public policy in the same way that excessive anything tends to.
by mean
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Ward Parkway Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Re: Ward Parkway Center

That sounds right to me. Driving around San Antonio's highways, or the highways that run next to the highways, gets so confusing because there's an H-E-B and a Bill Miller and a Rudy's, and probably a Taco Cabana and a Whataburger at every exit. It's like living in Groundhog Day until you get far en...
by mean
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2744
Views: 368738

Re: Misc Crossroads News

They are closing and they are saying lack of parking is to blame. I dunno about that. I thought it was pretty bad. The sandwiches were very small for what u paid and the food wasn't that great to begin with. We will never get a true Jewish deli in the city What!? The one time I made it down there, ...
by mean
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Ward Parkway Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Re: Ward Parkway Center

I don't think H-E-B is outside Texas at all, are they? And mostly south Texas? Maybe northern Mexico?
by mean
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Ward Parkway Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Re: Ward Parkway Center

I guess it depends on what you mean by authentic. It looks pretty authentically Texas, and for as much as I don't care for some things about Texas, I can't say I have any complaints about the local cuisine down there. Although I was startled by the floor-to-ceiling shelves of gallon-sized nacho chee...
by mean
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Ward Parkway Center
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Re: Ward Parkway Center

I figured I must have missed at least one, but a quick googling for Texas chains turned up a bunch of slasher movie references so I decided to abort that line of inquiry.
by mean
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 586
Views: 93157

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

"If you have no plan, don't bank the land!" -- Johnnie Cochran
by mean
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: KU-MU rivalry reborn?
Replies: 27
Views: 4727

Re: KU-MU rivalry reborn?

I wasn't best pleased with the decision at the time, but I also didn't fully appreciate how much of a dick Texas was.