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On February 26, 2015 our Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will view the latest proposal to make King Louie a purdier pig. This make-over presentation only cost $150,000 that the Commissioners said was old money, already approved money, saved up to move the old moldy museum sometime long ago money. Funny no one asked how to pay for moving the museum if that money was spent finding a place to move it. Duh? Oh well, simple solution. Give the museum its own taxing authority and call it a park! More like a Merry-go-round cuz it seems we are going in circles.

Here is the $150,000 lipstick King_Wrecks all 62 pages. Mostly pictures so even our Commissioners can participate. But here is only little tidbit White HavenNext Steps

This is where it really gets neat (nutty can be neat). Merge the museum into the Parks and Wreck District so that both functions can administratively work under the direction of that District in a building they are not responsible for so that the county can sell $22,000,000 Bonds to pay for the renovations necessary while not affecting the District’s ability to also sell an additional $22,000,000 Bonds to pay for more parks only separated by new voting booths no one asked for while children play a sketch inside a building that has asbestos remembering when someone stayed at a hotel before bowling on an ice rink. Wasn’t that simple.

Degrees of separation between DC and JC is immeasurable. Stupid is as stupid does (when it is someone elses money).

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
Ken Dunwoody                                          GOD
Henpecked Acres                                         
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062

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If this substantial sales tax increase is truly for the people, why lie?  “If you like your streets, you can keep your streets.  Period!

http://www.jocoelection.org/  Actual wording on ballot.

Ballot Wording


http://www.olatheks.org/PublicWorks/Streets/StreetPreservation/VoterInformation  What City of Olathe says on their web site.

.Olathe Wording

Missing words


This is more than an innocent mistake and more than maintaining existing streets.

This is about bike paths and sustainable streets.

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
Ken Dunwoody                                                             GOD
Henpecked Acres                                        
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062

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Lets look at facts: http://online.wsj.com/news/interactive/IVCostsprint?ref=SB10001424127887323884304578328173966380066

State by Stae

Sorted looks like this: State HC per capita  Enough said?

Rank State  Cost per person
1 D.C.  $  10,349.00
2 Mass  $    9,278.00
3 Conn  $    8,654.00
4 Maine  $    8,521.00
5 Del  $    8,480.00
6 N.Y.  $    8,341.00
7 R.I.  $    8,309.00
8 N.H.  $    7,839.00
9 N.D.  $    7,749.00
10 Pa  $    7,730.00
11 W.Va.  $    7,667.00
12 Vt  $    7,635.00
13 N.J.  $    7,583.00
14 Md  $    7,492.00
15 Minn  $    7,433.00
16 Wis  $    7,233.00
17 Fla  $    7,156.00
18 Ohio  $    7,076.00
19 S.D.  $    7,056.00
20 Neb  $    7,048.00
21 Wyom  $    7,040.00
22 Mo  $    6,967.00
23 Iowa  $    6,921.00
24 Hawaii  $    6,856.00
25 Alaska  $    6,856.00
26 Miss  $    6,795.00
27 Wash  $    6,782.00
28 Kan  $    6,782.00
29 Ind  $    6,756.00
30 Ill  $    6,756.00
31 N.M.  $    6,651.00
32 Mont  $    6,640.00
33 Mich  $    6,618.00
34 Ky  $    6,596.00
35 Ore  $    6,580.00
36 La  $    6,571.00
37 Okla  $    6,532.00
38 N.C.  $    6,444.00
39 Tenn  $    6,411.00
40 S.C.  $    6,323.00
41 Va  $    6,286.00
42 Ala  $    6,272.00
43 Calif  $    6,238.00
44 Ark  $    6,167.00
45 Colo  $    5,994.00
46 Texas  $    5,924.00
47 Nev  $    5,735.00
48 Utah  $    5,658.00
49 Idaho  $    5,658.00
50 Ga  $    5,467.00
51 Ariz  $    5,434.00

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For the next 3 days through February 20, 2013 this posting will be updated daily to build some suspense and speculation as to the outcome and conclusions.  For NOlathe subscribers, visit frequently as after this initial Part I of the King Louie Eddie Building culminates into our presentation to the Johnson County Board of Commissioners on February 21, 2013.


On June 17, 2009 the Johnson County Board of Commissioners had this budgetary discussion Econ Center developing the 2010 County Budget.  Item #5  records the discussion and this http://lims.jocogov.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=510&doctype=AGENDA accesses the video regarding the Enterprise Center funding of $150,000.  Thankfully this meeting occurred before written documentation of meetings was eliminated so in this case we are able to display both the document and the video of the Commissioners’ discussion.   Briefly……

Then District Commissioner and retired Overland Park Mayor Eilert questions whether this City of Lenexa located project should be funded at all and insists if funded only one year at a time.6.17.2009

Then District Commissioner and retired Overland Park Mayor Eilert asks that this City of Lenexa located project request be marked for identification to be rejected if necessary.


What about Enterprise Center annual budget?


Video (summation 2 min) of this June 17, 2009 Committee of the Whole discussion.

Updated and continued February 18, 2013

So Mr. Wiggins, how many jobs has Enterprise Center created in the last 10 years?

10 yrs

So with an annual budget of $1,200,000

Cost per Job

Admittedly we do not know if that is a good, bad or indifferent number to create 743 jobs.  Unfortunately neither did the County Commissioners because no one asked.  Nor did they ask what kind of jobs?  What were the median annual salaries and contribution (if any) to The County?  What was the life expectancy of these jobs?  Were they still functioning 1 year, 2 years or 5 years later?  Was this ONE job created 743 times?

Now we fast forward to 2013.  Since November 17, 2011 The County Commissioners have unmercifully been beaten up by their constituents following closure of libraries for lack of funds and simultaneously purchasing a dilapidated, asbestos filled building on the verge of repossession and/or condemnation.  Justification……relocate the County Museum.

As a result of the November 2012 Elections, the two most outspoken proponents of this purchase no longer sit on The Commission.  Was this an election issue?  You betcha!

On February 14, 2013 the stars aligned and both the Enterprise Center and the King Louie Eddie Building entered the same conversation.  That day we learned just how much sculptors have in common with politicians, taking a ball of clay and creating something completely different while arguing it’s still that ball of clay.

In between chastising the two new Commissioners for questioning the logic behind the King Louie Eddie Building purchase, Artiste Eilert (now County Commission Chair and retired Overland Park Mayor) puts on display his newest ball of clay.

Unfortunately I can not refer to and copy transcripts because that was the first administrative policy Chairman Eilert enacted.  But paraphrasing he stated that 60% to 70% of this City of Lenexa project funds provided by The County are spent on rent.  Moving it to Overland Park would pay for the building’s initial purchase in just 8 years.  Commission Chair and retired Overland Park Mayor did not mention that the $3,650,000 transaction in February 2012 was only to make the building weather proof, but let’s go with his number.  Keep in mind that beyond Eilert’s part-time career as a politician, he also has been a part-time stock broker for a National firm and a part-time Director for a large area Bank.

37.4 yrs.

In total it’s obvious why Mr. Eilert has been unsuccessful in securing full-time employment.  Let’s get back to Enterprise Center for a few more moments.

Information on Enterprise Center is somewhat limited to http://www.ecjc.com/s/656/start.aspx .  The intended purpose is to incubate new business developement and entrepeneurism.  Notable cause but not one for government.  On a National level we witness the failure of governments picking winners and losers.  This is the currently listed Board

Ben Craig

Although we can not attest to the accuracy of this list as being current, it is the one posted.  Paying attention to the two highlights we can begin to understand why Commission Chair and retired Overland Park Mayor Eilert now promotes moving the current City of Lenexa project to Overland Park.  Ben Craig (now retired) was also the Chairman of an Overland Park bank that Mr. Eilert worked part-time as a Director.  Mary Birch is the former Executive Director of Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, currently Legislative contact at an Overland Park law firm, a political wanna-be and the person Mr. Eilert uses most to introduce him at major events.  One might question why there are some insurance and real estate brokerage companies directing job creation but that’s for another day.

From the November 2011 through December 2012 discussions held in public view and recorded,  Enterprise Center is not mentioned once.  In 2009 District Commissioner and retired Overland Park Mayor Eilert insisted the City of Lenexa located project if funded at all, would be year by year.  In 2013 Commission Chair and retired Overland Park Mayor Eilert wants to give this project a “permanent home” in Overland Park.  Can only speculate as to who contacted whom and when, this appears to be yet another and more desperate attempt to camouflage and deflect what was from the onset an unethical and possibly criminal act.

Updated and continued February 19, 2013

  1. NOlathe desires to expand beyond current Henpecked Acres facilities.
  2. By providing us with a permanent home would improve the time efficiencies of processing KORA (Kansas Open Record Act) requests.  Delivering requests by hand, just down the hall would reduce response time from 9 days down to the statutory 3 days.
  3.  County would provide FREE property insurance and utilities.
  4. Would need a key to the front door though cuz may need access at unusual hours.

How many non-government employees currently work in a County owned facility?  Have the ‘legal eagles’ scrutinized this and what are the consequences of this precedent?  Can I pick which office space desired?

During Chair Eilert’s St. Valentines Day beat down of questioning Commissioners, he stated this subject has been fully vetted and debated in full public view.  He stated the problem is not what The Commission has done but how various media has reported it.  I assume he was including The Wall Street Journal  http://nolathe.net/2012/10/10/faux-board-of-johnson-county-commissioners-kansas/.  So let’s look at what we know…….

As previously stated, two of the more vocal Commissioners supporting this boon-doggle no longer sit as Commissioners.  So listen to one of the new guys questioning the purchase and Chair Eilert’s response:

So just how could the media have got this whole thing so wrong? http://joco913.com/news/critics-question-johnson-countys-king-louie-purchase/

Final update February 20, 2013


Suburbia Income

Suburbia Verbage

Suburbia Expense

The future of this “Cash Cow” may very well depend on “would you like mustard on that?”


Jack is a young lad living with his widowed mother. Their only means of income is a Cash Cow. But when this Cash Cow had been milked dry, Jack is sent to the market to sell it.  On the way to the market he meets a crazy old guy who offers to give him “magic” beans in exchange for the cow.

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”

Ken Dunwoody                                 GOD
Henpecked Acres                                    One Nation
14850 W. 159th St. Olathe, Ks. 66062

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“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
Ken Dunwoody                                                  GOD
Henpecked Acres                                                
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
kdunwoody2@aol.com http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
View Sarah’s Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWuUvOZ7RY http://vimeo.com/23038312

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