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St. Louis Rules, Kansas City Drools: Top Reader Responses to Our Kansas City Star Rebuttal

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We've gotten a lot of response over the last week to our "St. Louis Rules, Kansas City Drools" post -- RFT's rebuttal to a Kansas City Star column arguing that Kansas City is superior to St. Louis and that our city is declining while their city is rising.

In case you missed it, check out our response to KC Star columnist Yael T. Abouhalkah.

And for your reading pleasure below, we've chosen our top favorite responses from readers, many with their own suggestions about why Kansas City or St. Louis is more or less of a sucky city.

15. We Are Both the Joke of the Nation
A string of replies Daily RFT received were along the lines of xxxxxxxxx's comment:

Hahaha! Is this really a debate?? So sad...I'll help out. Both cities are amongst the biggest jokes in the nation. People all end up or get stuck in both. NO ONE picks either. Ever.

This is like two retards arguing over who is less retarded. Just sit quietly in your short bus and don't disturb the others...

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14. Kansas City and St. Louis Are Filled With Angry People
Reader kane8090 had this addition to the we-both-suck argument:

Been to both lived in both and they both are hot beds for crime, drugs and angry people. They are a stain on the map that is the mid west and to be truthful no one if they had a choice of anywhere in america to live would pick either of these cities unless they are high on meth( which is very possible in the two)

13. Kansas City Inferiority Complex Speaks for Itself
From Luke:

Equally as funny as this article, is the collective Kansas City inferiority complex that has come to life in these comments.

Continue for more reader responses.



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egolterman
egolterman topcommenter

St. Louis is not declining, it is 'gone'.

ThatsMyTattooo
ThatsMyTattooo

Let's make it even more interesting, let's make it Kc MO vs E-StL IL ;)

Isn't Mo the only state with two state sharing twin cities? Isn't that like, I dunno, double default or something? Heh.

Matthew Mourning
Matthew Mourning

Yeah, apologies for your bad run of luck, Casey, but it doesn't serve as proof that a city "sucks" because one individual is out of a job. In fact, the St. Louis Metro Area's unemployment rate is below the national average right now (7.0 vs. 7.8, respectively), so we wouldn't even serve as the median for "suckiness" by that measure.

Adam Woodson
Adam Woodson

it's ridiculous that this back and forth over the original KC star piece is still going on. it had zero legitimacy and all this attention is exactly what the author wanted. the RFT piece was even worse and, somehow, less substantial. but hey, everybody's getting clicks and that's what's important to journalists now.

Adam Woodson
Adam Woodson

sad story, Casey. join the club. but i think Matt's point, which you've just supported, is this: IF OTHER CITIES ARE SO MUCH BETTER AND HAVE SO MANY JOBS TO OFFER THEN GET A JOB SOMEWHERE ELSE AND LEAVE.

Casey Kohler
Casey Kohler

@matthew btw, yeah there is a door with a keycode, its called having a job and being financially stable in a city thats still massacred by the recession. I've applied at countless jobs, and when I say countless, basically I'm saying, my only choice is to go to school and be put into a debt I can't afford to begin with, just to even have a chance of finding a basic minimum wage job. Yeah, it's pretty evident, both cities are shit. Not to mention, how am I supposed to support myself while going back to school? Sorry I don't have rich parents to pave a golden path to Harvard for me... I've worked for everything I've ever wanted in my life and wouldn't have it without.

Matthew Mourning
Matthew Mourning

I know you guys were just trying to document the comments you received, but this article was vile. If people hate St. Louis so much (and Kansas City, for that matter), there are no doors with keycodes in the way of leaving.

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