Memorable Statements & Mistruths From King
King Speaks Mistruths
King said he had never been caught in a lie on the front page of the Hawk Eye. He's been caught in lies on all the other pages of the newspaper and here on BurlingtonDerailed.com what makes him think he didn't lie there?
The Railroad Lawsuit
“The lawsuit is about jobs, it’s not about the money.”
In one forum King tried to show us a pyramid flow chart with the citizens at the top. Only thing is, he had just realized he has been holding it upside down for 4 years.
King Blasts Wal-Mart on Talk Show - Don't Shop at Wal-Mart
On a KBUR talk show King stated that our economic problems are due to shopping at Wal-Mart and that we shouldn’t use economic development incentives to entice companies like Wal-Mart to locate or maintain existing facilities in Burlington.
If Senator King wanted to kill economic development incentives to commercial development why is he now touting incentives for infill commercial development?
King Interprets Iowa Code for Newspaper
King said City Manager Bruce Slagle was empowered to file suit against the railroad without the City Council taking a vote in open session as mandated by Iowa law.
Economic Development & the Southeast Iowa Regional Economic Development Consortium
King sits on the Grow Greater Burlington Board of Directors but has zero influence over the Board or the Southeast Iowa Regional Economic Development Consortium aka the Southeast Iowa Let’s Form a Group and Do Lunch and Not Much More
Horace Mann Water Pressure
Former Mayor Jeff Heland brought the low water pressure problem in the vicinity of Horace Mann to former King’s attention. When speaking about our reader’s letter complaining the problem hadn't been fixed, King said to Fred and 7 on KCPS’s 1150 AM Big Show, “I’m not going to get into it right now because he (our reader) didn’t come to me (King) with the problem.”
King Says His Constituents "Aren't Jack"
King said city residents having a problem that don't bring them to him directly, ""aren't Jack"
King’s thoughts on taxable development
King said the city is looking for more commercial property taxpayers to pay "their 100%" tax rate. Trying to get the companies wanting to expand to the pay to relieve tax burden has zero chance of attracting any real job providers.
King examined every one of Power's legal bills
Chris King says he examined every one of Scott Power's bills even though Power didn’t submit the bills, only a summary of charges.
Speed Limit On Central Street Overpass aka Bondo Bridge
King responded to Councilwoman Mary Baker's question about what the speed limit on Central Street at Valley is. King opined, "I guess the answer is always as much as you can get away with."
King said Rec Plex was a money maker but never provided any meaningful financials to prove it.
Off Topic Closed Session Meetings
King will hopefully get his opportunity to explain Iowa law regarding illegal closed session meetings to the judge.
About the1985 Railroad Agreement
The Minister of Misinformation and Deception told BNSF Shop workers attending a council meeting that he already knew about the 1985 agreement with the BNSF. King said, “At the time I had information about the previous agreements the City of Burlington held with the BNSF Railroad.”
Fortunately for the truth, King admitted months earlier complete ignorance of the 1985 agreement, that he didn’t know anything about the 1985 agreement.
BurlingtonDerailed.com deemed “enlightening and entertaining.”
Even though we are reviled by many, hated by a couple and cheered by all the rest we reached a new plateau with King- "enlightening and entertaining." Strange he acknowleges the "enlightening" part when it challenges his untruthful statements.
Regarding City Attorney Scott Power
King said, "...(Scott Power).... has never, to my knowledge, withheld pertinent information from me, or any member of Council." That is a blatant lie. If the 1985 agreement with the railroad wasn't "pertinent" to voting on entering a lawsuit, there can't be much that ever would be after that mind slip. Other than the lawsuit is about jobs.
About King’s Power in Office, Gaining Weight, Snowplows and Dreams
Senator Chris King had thoughts of the “power” he gained from election to office he described as "exhilarating." King had “dreams about city council meetings.” King got a ride in a snowplow because he always wanted to. But best of all he said the council job "would take up a lot of my time, but it's better than sitting around the house and gaining weight."
Bill Mertens’ thoughts on King
Newspaper publisher Bill Mertens wrote King “will be the loudest member.” King is the biggest rubberstamper with his big, old “OK Bruce” rubber stamp.
King still hasn't learned his lesson from Mark Twain.
“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly and I did. I said I didn't know.” from Life on the Mississippi
King Final Grades:
Heart In Right Place C
Subject Knowledge D
Citizenship Skills F
Ability To Gain Respect F-
Communication Skills D
Able To Work With Others F
Fiduciary Responsibility F
Willingness to Resolve Problems F-
Ability to Wield Rubber Stamp A+
Public Truthfulness FF---
Ability To Listen F----
Big Mouth A+