Deacon 
Member since Aug 24, 2012

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Re: “Roanoke Park

Roanoke Park is one of the nicest "groomed" city parks you will find. It does not have the extra funding that Loose Park or others have but the professional cutter, Aaron Anderson, is a resident and mows, trims it like few in the city would ever try. I'll put Roanoke Park up against all other "unfunded" city parks in the entire region for detail trimming and quality of cut. It's really an urban oasis unlike most city parks in KC.

Posted by Deacon on 08/23/2014 at 12:19 AM

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Re: “Cliff Drive: perfect for running, biking, hiking – and driving your trash

I understand why Parks & Rec is tired of supplying volunteers...NOrtheast residents don't care themselves. Eventually, you tire out of the effort. One of my mottos in life: I won't care more about you if YOU don't care about you. And that is what Cliff Drive and the area is all about...not caring about your heritage, your home, your neighbors, yourself. It's just a cheap place to live. A shame, but harsh reality which I can accept. Especially because I don't or wouldn't ever live there. I feel sorry for the people of Northeast who are stuck there, or who really do care. Not enough of 'em.

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Posted by Deacon on 09/08/2014 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Cliff Drive: perfect for running, biking, hiking – and driving your trash

I implore each and every Kansas City citizen to drive over to Cliff Drive (during daylight hours of couse), park the car and look out over the garbage heap on the NOrth side of the stretch there off the park. You won't believe your eyes. I'll bet if all collected, you'd have 5 huge industrial Deffenbaugh or Ted's dumpsters full after it is all cleaned up. Really...lol...5 huge dumpsters full is how much garbage over the edge of Cliff Drive and the park's border overlooking the Bottoms. Don't believe me? Go look for yourselves. I mow city parks...I've seen it all.

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Posted by Deacon on 09/08/2014 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Cliff Drive: perfect for running, biking, hiking – and driving your trash

This is no big surprise, folks, I have been a KCMO city park mowing contractor for years and in the 2008-2010 timeframe, mowed Cliff drive city parks and acreages. It's always been trashed up and decaying. Nothing new here. The residents are poor, non-caring, trashy people themselves, live in hellholes, they simply don't care about Kansas City heritage. This is just a cheap place to live for them, and the residents themselves are the ones who "piss the bed and lie in it". You and I simply drive by once in a great while and marvel at all the trash and graffitti and filth, then drive home to clean surroundings. Northeast KC is an open trash bin for one reason...the residents have no pride in their own surroundings.

Perfect example when we were mowing the big 44 ac park there at Lexington and Troost, across the street there...one of my trash collector employees was picking up trash along the border and a carload of Hispanics dumped a chicken dinner feast out the window a few feet in front of her, knowing that she'd pick it up. Who does that? Answer: Northeast slum residents with no pride in themselves or their neighborhoods. If the people of the area who live and work there every day don't care, why should we? Where I live, we care and maintain our parks, not a piece of trash sits for longer than a half hour before a walker or runner comes by and throws it in the trash bin. That's how you maintain a park or historic stretch...just do something each day. Sadly, Northeast is populated with people who do not care.

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Posted by Deacon on 09/08/2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Looking back at the most newsworthy openings and closings of 2012

The first on the list of restaurants to close in 2013...that Vietnamese place off 41st or so that had all the cockroaches and the health dept closed 'em down. Has that place opened up yet? Yikes!

Posted by Deacon on 12/29/2012 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Looking back at the most newsworthy openings and closings of 2012

The DQ on INdependence Ave was right smack in the heart of crime central, so I'm glad those owners got out with their lives still in tact. You operate a business in Northeast with a wing and a lot of prayers. I know, I owned a Minsky's Pizza there on St. John back in the 1990's and the only reason we were never held up at gunpoint, while all those around me were, was that we fed the criminals. Hey, drugrunners, whores and pimps, and assorted felons love pizza!

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Posted by Deacon on 12/29/2012 at 1:23 AM

Re: “Never-occupied Merriam Village is razed to make way for IKEA

Better Ikea than nothing. Just what the world needs, more low end sales jobs. Again...better than an empty parcel. I bought Ikea furniture in Tempe, AZ for my college kid four years ago. All the furniture is long, long gone and didn't last. But...

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Posted by Deacon on 12/29/2012 at 1:16 AM

Re: “Is the Plaza's flagship burger business done well or, well, done?

I love Blanc burgers and fries. Did notice that traffic has slowed down, but that's typical for the restaurant business with so many new places opening up. I agree with the other poster that The Pitch does cum hard all over itself trying to prop up places right out of the gate, only to dance on its grave years later. Journalists are like those hienas, the laughing ones, that you see documented on NatGeo or Animal Planet. They pick at the carcus and howl to the moon with satisfaction.

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Posted by Deacon on 12/29/2012 at 1:11 AM

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