Monday, December 10, 2007

Re-Positioning Gloria

This post came in 12/9 from Anonymous - sorry for the delay

Since Gloria is so dead set on stripping the Mayor of any dignity by insisting on calling him by that horrible nickname (outside of their home), I think we should share the joy and give her a nickname too. Squirt comes to mind. Short for Squitiro. Call her Squirty when we're feeling affectionate. Not only does she rub almost everyone the wrong way (except for the mayor; I guess she knows how to rub him the right way), but she refuses to accept criticism of any kind, and turns it all around to make it sound like it's all a jihad against the administration. Truly, Squirty, it's really all about you!

GPS Comments: From the sounds of the Steve Penn article Gloria talks like she's the decision maker and Funk, is the delivery mechanism. So why are we wasting time conferring with the Funk, the Hunk, the Big Lug, The Hubby etc when Gloria is the power behind the throne, well actually she's perched on his lap or holding his head up in her hands (his gray matter must be very dense since there are so many pictures of her holding his head in her hands - there must be some interesting symbolism here - any comments Psych Majors?)

Can we get the Law Dept. to weigh in on the City's liability issues with a volunteer who is the designated acting mayor? Can she be sued in Civil Court or do the taxpayers have to 'eat the costs of Mammygate?"

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about Yoko for a nickname? No explanation needed.

Rexruther said...

Garden Party Skunk---It's refreshing to finally hear a voice of reason from City Hall. The Funks are increasingly showing their colors--- and its not too flattering. In all honesty, they are an embarassment (note the use of they) to good government. I am certain they have violated any number of "conflicts of interest" and are most deserving of a recall. Kansas City has absolutely NO MAYORAL LEADERSHIP and is rapidly becoming the laughing stock of the rest of the country. Say what you want about Kay Barnes, but at least she had the smarts to surround herself with capable advisors. Its time for the Funk (and Gloria the defacto Mayor) to go.

toadstool_watcher said...

Squit has been asked by the legal staff to quit using derogatory names in referencing and speaking to staff. Squat had defended the term MAMMY as a misunderstood and, indeed, affectionate term. The offended staffer disagreed. Later he said that that term was NEVER used. He has lied most egregiously. squit continues to use the term Mammy. She has taken to calling several caucasian staffers this demeaning name in an attempt to paint a surreal picture of evenhandedness. Her mental acumen is so low as to be unmeasurable. Legal department has asked squat to think of keeping squit from the office. He has disagreed with city legal council. He needs her there. He said. So far all of this back and forth is on the public dime. Is squit a volunteer or an acting member of the staff? Legal NEEDS to make this clear. Will a group of Council members have the temerity (?) to ask for a ruling from legal staff before we go any further?
Perhaps squat has cleared a space for squit across the hall. No, not as City manager, but as a paid support staff for whom ever he deems to hire. Yes, that sounds way out there, but with this motley crew who knows.

Anonymous said...

make the little turd shrivel up and then flush him April 30th.

don't pay him to leave, pay him to sit there and mop the floors till then.

rexruther said...

Oh,oh........sounds like another disgruntled, overpaid and under worked City Haller complaining again...get back to work.

Anonymous said...

GPS, it's not over yet. Pick a world religion. They all have their end of the world. Wayne is the beast in Christianity. He may be imprisoned right now but has not been vanguished. 9 that carry the mark of the beast could vote to release him.

D

rexruther said...

Looks like the "beast" lives on.....and your right, 9 very astute City Council members have agreed to a three year contract extension.

rexruther said...

Looks like the "beast" lives on.....and your right, 9 very astute City Council members have agreed to a three year contract extension.

rexruther said...

Looks like the "beast" lives on.....and your right, 9 very astute City Council members have agreed to a three year contract extension.

Anonymous said...

Astute?? Let's not confuse hasty, angry reactions with sensibility and logic. The 9 are correct to be angry, but that doesn't make their knee-jerk reaction "astute", by any means. Funk needs to lay out his reasons for wanting Wayne to resign to each City Council member (OK, just the 4 potential swing votes) and ask for their IMPARTIAL input and how they would vote after learning all the facts.
Funk obviously doesn't understand how important the council is in making decisions about matters that have such a huge impact on the city (so, HE is not astute, OK --but he may still be making the RIGHT decision).

Funk needs to get to work and fix the mess he has created by being open and honest about his reasons for wanting Wayne gone. Come clean, Mayor! And give the council another opportunity to review their decision and make an "astute" decision (if they are capable of putting their anger aside and doing what is best for the city).