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Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

No we are not interested in extensions for Northland and Riverside.

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Posted by Robert on 01/07/2015 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

Could have just modernized and upgraded downtown's bus system for a small fraction of the cost and none of this would have ever happened.

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Posted by John on 01/07/2015 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

KT - I'd rather continue the progressive momentum we have going here in making ours one. Thanks though. You're a true Kansas Citian.

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Posted by Ham Salad on 01/07/2015 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

Lopsided- The issue with walking to parking garages is a little distinct for servers who walk out of their shift with their evening's tips. How many blocks would you want to walk through downtown in a uniform announcing you are carrying cash with a couple hundred dollars in your pocket?

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Posted by Savvy Dave on 01/07/2015 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

Duh - why didn't they fight this when it was going in? It's a boondoggle and it will crush some businesses during construction. The mayor wanted to have a big win regardless of the cost in Dollars and Livelihoods of Business Owners in the city. Deal with it.

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Posted by DealWithIt on 01/07/2015 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

Crossroads is not downtown Ham Salad.

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Posted by Geno on 01/07/2015 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

@Ham Salad You should move to a "vibrant big city" if your appreciation and understanding of Kansas City is so low. So tired of hearing the, "but but but we're not New York/Chicago/San Francisco" blah blahs.

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Posted by KT on 01/07/2015 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

The parking downtown is only going to get worse - and that is a very good thing. Try parking downtown in any vibrant big city in the country. It's a worthwhile trade off. Good story, Charles.

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Posted by Ham Salad on 01/07/2015 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

I'm going to make a point to dine on Main a few times this month. Hopefully once the street car is done the long term economic impact on these businesses will have made it worth it.

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Posted by GS on 01/07/2015 at 7:45 AM

Re: “We'd rather not hear from last year's bad newsmakers

To the staff of the Pitch: Bravo! Keep outing assholes and hypocrites.

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Posted by ThinkerReader on 01/06/2015 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

David, you are 100% right. And what the city did was totally by the book. That doesn't mean it was right. So what happens now is when they come back and ask for expansion, people have a bad taste in their mouth, and they tell the city "no" (civics 101). Like they did in the fall. Most people aren't looking for "gotcha" politics. Most people want to see the city succeed. We have to keep re-hashing it because the city wants to expand, but folks don't trust that the city is being honest. Mayor James will turn it around though.

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Posted by SadInTheNorthland on 01/06/2015 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

Non-resident property owners don't vote, residents do. Civics 101. Why are we still rehashing this basic fact?

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Posted by David Johnson on 01/06/2015 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

Kotar hits the nail on the head. City leaders continue to try statewide political tactics. Kansas City has a very low voter turnout. Those that turnout are more informed at a higher percentage than folks that vote in Presidential or statewide elections. So the messaging tactics that work in statewide and federal elections due a higher density in lower information voters, runs a higher risk of failure at the City level. People can sense when someone is trying to pull one over on them. Once bitten, twice shy. What the city has done is poison the well.

Whether they like the streetcar or not, Kansas Citians are pragmatic people by and large. We have a starter line, and its here to stay. No one wants to throw that money out the window. Even the most ardent opponents realize this. Its here, lets make the best of it. If the city were to try to be open and honest, the folks that actually vote in KC will think for themselves and make an informed decision. Don't treat us like we can't think for ourselves, or that we need to be protected from the facts. It is what it is, make amends and move forward.

What really baffles me is that this is coming from the James Administration. The same administration that ran one of the best mayoral campaigns in the last 20 years. The same administration that had Kemet "The Phantom" Coleman pen a song to engage millennials. The same administration that rolled out TogetherKC. Perhaps Mr. James has been stained by the KC political class, or his true colors are showing. I believe it is the former, and to ensure his legacy he will be getting back to what is right. Get back to the Sly James we voted for.

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Posted by SadInTheNorthland on 01/06/2015 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Main Street's most respected chefs wonder how they'll survive streetcar construction

Can Michael Smith's employees not use the 3 public garages within five blocks for employee parking? Thousands of spots for them to park and avoid tickets.

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Posted by Lopsided on 01/06/2015 at 8:30 PM

Re: “We'd rather not hear from last year's bad newsmakers

Good job to the Roeland Park City Council. Your residents don't want men changing in the lockerroom with their young daughters. My 10 year old daughter does not need to be seeing naked men in the lockerroom shower when I take her to the Y. I am all for allowing consenting adults to do what they want in the privacy of their bedroom. But if the Pitch now advocates for legalized pedophilia this paper has hit new lows.

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Posted by Bringbackourgirls on 01/06/2015 at 12:27 PM

Re: “We'd rather not hear from last year's bad newsmakers

won't comment on colleen simon. but will say its problem all across country how personal life affect professional life. ask donald sterling, or marijuana smokers in co.

reason for this post tho. sound clips don't do the message of the Holy Father justice. "Who am I to judge" is correct, practicing catholics have recognized this as a renewed call to a centuries old Catholic teaching to "Love the sinner, hate the sin." doesn't change church teaching, just embraces the central teaching of love. bishops have obligation to foster and defend the well being of the church within diocese. hope clarifies 4 you.

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Posted by lovetheyneighbor on 01/04/2015 at 1:16 PM

Re: “We'd rather not hear from last year's bad newsmakers

Okay, I'll take the bait. Kccatholic used examples about a person's profession and asked if they should be fired. You can insert "Catholic" into my question and it's still the same question. What part of her PERSONAL life has anything to do with Ms. Simon's PROFESSIONAL duties? That's what I asked. You still have no answer for that.

According to her lawsuit, she made it known before she applied for the job that she was married to another woman and was told it wasn't a problem. The priest that hired her and the staff that she organized knew about it, no problem. Until the Star made it public. BIG problem.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/17/lawsuit-kansas-city-catholic-diocese-gay-marriage

It was the Pope who asked “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?” If he's not judging, why is the Bishop?
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2013/07/29/if-a-gay-person-seeks-god-who-am-i-to-judge-him-says-pope/

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Posted by Red herrings taste fishy and smell like poop on 01/03/2015 at 3:54 PM

Re: “We'd rather not hear from last year's bad newsmakers

City Hall, the press, and the citizens of Kansas City have finally noticed that they don't report to Mariner Kemper and Neal Patterson, or to their little band of spoiled socialite (and wannabe socialite) ass-kissers, many of whom have done nothing meaningful in their lives but be born right. Please take the American Royal somewhere else in 2015. This town has outgrown you.

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Posted by wannabe socialte on 01/03/2015 at 3:31 PM

Re: “We'd rather not hear from last year's bad newsmakers

Red herring, "What guidelines of coordinating a food pantry did Ms. Simon violate?" You left out an important adjective in your question. It should be "What guidelines of coordinating a [catholic] food pantry did Ms. Simon violate?" And it is not my place to speak on Canon Law, that is the place of the Bishop. I respect the Bishop's decisions.

I would respectfully disagree with your opinion about populist attacks on the Catholic Church. Attacks on the Church's stance on the sanctity of marriage, Holy Orders, and abortion abound in the media here in KC and around the country.

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Posted by to red herring on 01/03/2015 at 11:10 AM

Re: “We'd rather not hear from last year's bad newsmakers

Mentioning Bishop Finn's recent conviction for protecting the Catholic Church above doing what's right is not "an attack" in Catholics or Christianity. Just the most recent local misdeed (of which there are many in the church's 2000 year history). And "history" is not the same as "the foundation" of the church. Try not to confuse the two.

Your examples about police, nurses and "hackers" are a red herring. Your scenarios all deal with the guidelines of their chosen profession. What guidelines of coordinating a food pantry did Ms. Simon violate?

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Posted by A red herring from a mackrel snapper? on 01/03/2015 at 10:29 AM

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