If I were a Jackson County resident, the second thing I would do is move to Johnson County.
The first thing I would do is vote no on the Billion Dollar Rolling Roof Boondoggle. Forget about whether the people can afford it, forget about investment and economic development. What really pisses me off (and I don't even live there), is this continued patronizing tone from the so-called leaders of the community.
First comes the stick: "Give us $1billion or we're taking the Chiefs and Royals away."
Then the carrots: "Give us $1billion and you can have a Super Bowl and a All-Star Game."
Today we hear the ultimate insult: "Give us $1 billion and you can host the Final Four."
No, correct me if I'm wrong, but the Final Four of the NCAA Basketball tournament is a basketball game. So, Kay Barnes, would the basketball game be played in the baseball stadium or the football stadium.
It seems to me the basketball game would be played in the soon-to-be new Sprint Center, which is designed for basketball games. But I guess the only team playing there will be the BSU Red Herrings.
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